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Donations for drought relief

From October to December the Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group ran an appeal collecting toiletries for dought affected families. The public were asked to...

Honk for humanity

The eclectic village of Belgrave is known for its unique cafes, music venues, a wizard, and of course Puffing Billy. Though, over the last year...

Australia Day done differently

Belgrave will host an afternoon of dance, music, discussion and celebration under the trees at Borthwick Park on 26 January. For the 12th straight year,...

Thanks for the opportunity

 In the lead up to the 2018 Victorian election I spoke to a lot of people across the electorate of Monbulk about why I...

Charges over FTG blaze

Detectives arrested and charged a man following a house fire in Ferntree Gully on Friday 18 January. Police said the fire broke out in the...

Fire engulfs Ferntree Gully home

Emergency services responded to a house fire this morning in Ferntree Gully that is being treated as suspicious. The fire which fully engulfed the house...

Cinema under the stars

 If you are looking for a free family fun afternoon or night out, then check out the extravaganza on offer at the Lilydale Library...

On the cutting edge

Mathieu Dechamps knifemaker’s shop, tucked away in Mount Dandenong, appears fairly non-descript from the outside. However, taking a step inside and you’ll find its...

Bin that butt

 A Yarra Ranges firefighter says a flicked cigarette butt could spark a catastrophic blaze. Montrose CFA PR co-ordinator Eddie Tichelaar said the region was “so...

Planned power outage in Wandin attracts criticism

Ausnet has defended its decision to go ahead with a planned outage in the Yarra Ranges despite a state wide total fire ban being...

Carpark to help address social isolation for veterans

Work has begun to improve the car park at the Upwey-Belgrave RSL. When finished RSL members will benefit from a sealed car park, improved drive...

Total Fire Ban declared for Tuesday

A state wide Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday 15 January, as Victoria’s heatwave continues. No fire can be lit or allowed...

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Quilting quest

There’s a unique quilting group in Monbulk helping to keep children around the world warm. The Monbulk group; Quilts for Orphans has been around...

Going electric