Out-of-control truck hits seven cars

A truck careered into several vehicles in Upper Ferntree Gully after its driver lost control, say police. On Tuesday 11 December about 8.20am, a truck travelling south on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road lost control and collided with several vehicles before coming to a stop on Burwood Highway near Dawson Street. A man was trapped in […]

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Festive family fun

 About 400 people celebrated the festive season on the lawns at the Montrose Town Centre on Sunday 9 December. The Montrose Carols featured entertainment from Montrose and Billanook primary school students, who sang a number of familiar Christmas songs. Families and friends joined in and sang along. The Rotary Club of Montrose and District put […]

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Free festive lunch

Christmas is a time for giving, and that’s a sentiment being taken to heart by Brewtime cafe owner Eboni Bennett. Ms Bennett has decided to open the Brewtime cafe in Belgrave South on Christmas Day and provide a free festive lunch for those less fortunate. “On Christmas Day I am going to open the cafe […]

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Gembrook woman dies while kayaking in Nepal

Gembrook woman Cassandra Emary has died while kayaking in Nepal. The 23-year-old was pronounced dead by doctors upon arrival at Nepal’s Western Regional Hospital after sustaining serious injuries at Seti River in Pokhara, Nepal on Thursday 29 November, The Himalayan Times reports. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed the young woman’s death. […]

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Champions decided at Monbulk bowls

On Sunday 2 December, a good crowd watched the men’s and women’s club championship singles finals for Monbulk Bowling Club. The ladies’ event was between Karen Rice and Marg O’Brien and the men’s event was between Andrew Bell and Geoff Peterson. The knockout rounds in the preceding weeks were tightly contested. O’Brien was trying to […]

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New kinder on the way

 The site for a new Lilydale kinder hosted an indigenous smoking ceremony to pay respect to the land, its elders, and ward off bad spirits. Local elder Perry Wandin performed the ceremony at 435-437 Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, on Thursday 15 November. By 2020, Lilydale Community Childcare will open a Swinburne Children’s Centre facility, in partnership […]

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