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Bagpipers unite

 Mount Evelyn piper Iain Townsley joined hundreds of others around the world to play the same song at the same time on Remembrance Day. He...

Melba declared ‘it’s peace’

 A donkey joined Mount Evelyn RSL’s early Remembrance Day service for local schools. Kim Fawkes dressed in a World War I uniform and led a...

Poppies for peace

A poppy-adorned Puffing Billy was the star of the show at Emerald’s Remembrance Day service. Thousands of people gathered at the Memorial Avenue cenotaph on...

Lotto winners come forward

 A Blackburn couple is planning their dream wedding after winning more than $460,000 from a ticket bought at Mooroolbark Lotto Centre. They were among nine...

Students stand up for friends

Four inspirational students from St Thomas Mores Primary School have shown tremendous initiative raising money to support two of their class mates. Grade 5 students...

Fun fair goes ahead

The Selby fire station may be closed for construction but that doesn’t meant the fair won’t go ahead. This year’s Selby fire brigade fair...

Film festival attracts interest

Expressions of interest are now being accepted from schools for the Rapa Lantern and Light Children's Film Festival. RAPA is a not-for-profit organisation that runs...

The legend of Les

When Les Fenwick visited Puffing Billy on 9 November he was all cheer and chatters and could barely move without being greeted by other...

Arrest following speed checks in Sassafras

Mooroolbark police have arrested a man after conducting laser speed checks in Sassafras this morning . Police arrested the 69-year-old male from Costerfield on 9...

Bugs on drugs

Ecologists have found over 60 different types of medications in water-dwelling animals and invertebrates at creeks near Melbourne, including the Dandenong Ranges. The study, by...

Ready to remember

This Sunday 11 November marks 100 years since World War I ended. The Emerald RSL will hold its Remembrance Day service at Anzac Place for...

No licence for three months

A P-plate driver lost his licence for three months after police allegedly detected him travelling 30 kilometres an hour over the speed limit in...

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Talking trees

Thump! Out of nowhere on a quiet and hot afternoon, a gum tree drops a large branch across Belgrave-Gembrook road in Menzies Creek, halting...

Burglar bogged

Honk for humanity