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Olinda youth arrest Four youths were arrested for burglary and damage in Olinda on 29 March. Police said three 15-year-old females and one 15-year-old male, all...

Council adapts to crisis

Yarra Ranges Council has made significant changes to the way it will run during the coronavirus crisis. At a Special Council Meeting on 31 March,...

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...

Care boxes a success

The Philanthropic Collective’s Free Food Program has seen almost 100 care boxes distributed to locals in need across the hills within a week. It comes...

Lantern parade takes on new glow

This year’s Belgrave Lantern Parade will still go ahead, but has been reimagined due to Covid-19 restrictions. In the past, the event has seen thousands...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Parks Victoria closes campgrounds and accomodation

Parks Victoria has closed all designated campgrounds and accommodation throughout parks and reserves across Victoria from midnight on 25 March until further notice. Designated...

Gembrook Primary says goodbye to a great

Gembrook Primary School has said farewell to its much-loved crossing supervisor, Arthur Wintle. After manning the school’s crossing for the past nine years, Arthur has...

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The Round-up

Olinda youth arrest Four youths were arrested for burglary and damage in Olinda on 29 March. Police said three 15-year-old females and one 15-year-old male, all...