Anzac Day disappointment

Numerous RSL sub-branches will cancel Anzac Day Services due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes after RSL Victoria held an emergency meeting of the Anzac Day Commemorative Committee on 16 March to discuss whether commemorative services would go ahead. Former Emerald RSL president Peter Maloney said they won’t be doing any services […]

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Community cooking during time of crisis

As stock-piling and stripped supermarket shelves continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak, a group of volunteers have come together to cook and deliver free meals for those in need across the Yarra Ranges. The group has set up in the Chirnside Park Community Hub and since being established, have been inundated with support and donations from […]

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Historical tram retires to Mount Evelyn

An iconic 1947 W-Class tram has made its final stop in Mount Evelyn, bringing a piece of Melbourne’s rich public transport history home to the Yarra Valley. The green and yellow carriages – complete with their high wooden steps, cosy brown leather interior and overhead advertisements – were the workhorse of Melbourne’s tram network for […]

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Helping feed those in need

Numerous Bell Real Estate offices banded together to take hay and dog food to a fire-affected farmer in Omeo on 5 March. Olinda, Montrose and Emerald offices took part in the Need for Feed run which saw 48 hay bales and dog food – donated from Mad About Pets – transported to a farmer that […]

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Goats on the move

Puffing Billy conducted this year’s volunteer induction on 12 March, but not all inductees had two legs. As the railway began its annual training with five new human volunteer recruits, it also welcomed the addition of 10 volunteer goats. A space of overgrown land has been fenced off at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave station so goats […]

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Country quest to find father ends in Gembrook

An Adelaide man’s 13-year quest across the country to find his birth father has ended in Gembrook. Peter Dennis, who was born four months after his father’s death, recently learned that Gembrook man John Vlatko, also known as John Fleming or ‘Jack’, was his dad. The Gazette understands Mr Vlatko was tragically killed in a […]

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