Suspicious shed fire in Silvan

CFA crews from Silvan, Mount Evelyn and Wandin were called to a shed fire in Silvan at 6.18am on 2 April. The fire was in a farming property’s shed on Lewis Road which contained appliances and agricultural chemicals inside. Silvan CFA captain Shane Peacock said crews were called in after local residents heard loud explosions. […]

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Community say on Montrose Recreation Reserve

Yarra Ranges Council is encouraging the Montrose community to have its say on the draft Montrose Recreation Reserve Master Plan. The draft master plan establishes a 10-year vision for the reserve and supports an infrastructure investment plan, in partnership with the community. According to the council, community feedback was key in informing the draft master […]

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Men’s sheds go online

An online men’s shed has been launched to maintain social connection during a period where people are being encouraged to stay at home. With Covid-19 forcing men’s sheds across the country to close, the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) has launched the AMSA Shed Online. AMSA executive officer David Helmers said the aim is to […]

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Youth keep the town smiling

With many people stuck indoors and unable to socialise due to Covid-19, children across the eastern suburbs are working to keep spirits high. Healesville’s Ruby, 10, has been leaving chalk messages and drawings on the footpath in her street to brighten the day of those who pass by. Ruby’s mum, Jessica, said her daughter was […]

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Escaping isolation

Environmental groups are offering people isolated at home due to Covid-19 the chance to work outdoors and still meet social distance requirements. Yarra Ranges Council’s environmental volunteers support officer, Jen Ellison, said environmental groups across the region are still conducting working bees under State and Federal Government guidelines. “We have about 75 groups in the […]

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Celebrating a century of life

Social distance requirements due to Covid-19 couldn’t stop Emerald’s Hilda Gregson celebrating her 100th birthday on 24 March. Mrs Gregson celebrated reaching the big milestone at the Emerald Glades Nursing Home with her daughter Margaret Whiting and son-in-law Roy Whiting. Ms Whiting said that despite having to keep some distance it was still a “beautiful” […]

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