Tuesday , 20 February 2018


Freemasons Victoria | 125th Anniversary


A message from the Grand Secretary 2014, sees the 125 year anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria. This is an incredibly special opportunity to mark the unique contribution that Freemasons have made to the Victorian community over 125 years. Freemasons in Victoria have worked tirelessly during this time, being instrumental in the development of Melbourne and Victoria, by providing pivotal community assistance through our task force volunteers, and of course, our ongoing everyday charity work. Over the years, Freemasons have been quick to adjust to changing times, always aiming to be of service to the community and of ... Read More »

Freemasons celebrate 175 years in New Glasgow


  For 175 years Freemasonry has flourished in New Glasgow, and in recognition of this long period of history, Albion Lodge No. 5 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia will be observing this landmark event with a formal dinner and ceremony on Saturday at SSI.   The Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia, MWBro. George A. Grant will be in attendance as well as may other Grand Lodge Officers, Distinguished guests, along with other Brothers of the Masonic Fraternity from Pictou County and beyond. This night will also mark the time of the year when ... Read More »

Temple granted heritage wish


THE majestic Masonic Temple in Bourke St is the major beneficiary of a heritage grant program jointly funded by the council and state government. The 1890, EC Manfred designed two storey building is a defining building in the streetscape. Manfred, a Freemason himself, designed the first storey but the second wasn’t added until 1929. Now the structure will receive a fresh lick of paint with the help of a $5000 Council heritage grant. The total cost is estimated at $30,000. Chief planner Chris Stewart had recommended $7150 in assistance but Cr Margaret O’Neill successfully argued this should be wound back ... Read More »

Donna Kane to Host 2013 ‘Broadway Loves Shriners’ Benefit Concert, 12/9


On Monday, December 9, 2013 stars from your favorite Broadway shows will perform a one-night-only New York concert event to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The show begins at 7pm at the beautiful and historic Grand Lodge Masonic Hall located in the heart of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. Award-winning Broadway leading lady Donna Kane (Les Miserables, Meet Me In St. Louis), whose own daughter was successfully treated with innovative spine surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children, will host the concert. With musical supervision by Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, Sondheim on Sondheim), the concert will include performances of ... Read More »

Kennebunk honors Civil War soldier


  KENNEBUNK — While some men paid others to serve in their place in the Civil War, that was not the case with Joseph H. Redding Burroughs. Attendants reflect in prayer during the second annual Veterans Day observance at Pine Grove Cemetery in West Kennebunk on Sunday. A piper leads the color guard into Pine Grove Cemetery before the second annual Veterans Day observance in West Kennebunk on Sunday. Burroughs, who was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, enlisted three times before the Civil War ended, and he was there to stand guard over President Abraham Lincoln’s body after Lincoln’s ... Read More »