Sassafras local makes it to MasterChef

When she’s not whipping up a delicious curry in the kitchen, Sassafras resident Tati Hartati loves to spend her downtime studying history and reading the latest best-selling thriller. And she’s hoping her own MasterChef journey is just as thrilling, aiming to hold the coveted trophy at the grand finale. Tati, aged 49, grew up in […]

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Acrobats and snapdragons

Roll up to the most fantastical showcase of colour, beauty and excitement at this year’s Tesselaar KaBloom, Festival of Flowers. Held on Tesselaar’s flower farm in Silvan, from 6-28 April, KaBloom is a brand new spectacle where circus arts and flowers collide. Step right up to see the world’s first KaBloom circus spectacular where artists […]

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Walter caps off dominant season

 The Basin all-rounder Blake Walter capped off a fairy tale season when he was awarded the Jack Feaver Medal for the best and fairest cricketer in Reeves Shield in the Ferntree Gully and District Cricket Association. Walter polled 24 votes at the Thursday 18 April presentation night, eight ahead of his nearest rival, Knoxfield off-spinner […]

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RSL services

Anzac Day, which falls on April 25, is the national day of remembrance and commemoration for the Australian servicemen and women who died during the 1915 landing at Gallipoli, Turkey, in World War I. On 25 April 1915, the brave soldiers of Australia and New Zealand landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, entering into their first […]

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School’s poppy tribute

Poppies are an iconic tribute to the memory of fallen and returned service men and women. Billanook College in Mooroolbark will this year be commemorating the spirit of Anzac through a moving installation. The school partnered with Phillip Johnson, internationally renowned landscape designer and co-creator of the 5000 Poppies Project, to recognise and pay homage […]

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Here, there, everywhere in Belgrave

The HERE ME youth arts project culminated on Saturday 13 April with a Flashmob taking over Belgrave. Local artist and secondary teacher Dani-Ela Kayler ran the HERE ME workshops, which invited young people aged 13-18 years old to share and interact with their community. The Here Me workshops included group discussions exploring ideas, drama-based activities, […]

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