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 The State Government passed calls for roads funding in Coldstream back to its federal counterparts. Casey MP Tony Smith on 7 February announced $20 million...

Aid floods in

Generous benefactors are helping a devastated Menzies Creek family to get back on their feet after fire destroyed their home. Friend Tyla Smith started a...

Dig in for flower fest

 The Diggers Club’s celebration of flowers at the Cloudehill Gardens in Olinda is back. The Cloudehill Festival of Flowers will run on Saturday 2 and...

Fireballs and frantic scenes

The late Bill Snowball used an old typewriter to put down this personal recollection of the Ash Wednesday bushfires hitting Cockatoo. His niece Helen Wood...

Family escapes burning house

A family of four had a lucky escape from their burning Menzies Creek home. Police and emergency services were called to the Menzies Road address...

Solar subsidy offer

The Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association is offering to chip in for an Emerald solar system. DRREA will pay a business or community group one...

Supporting the front line

Cockatoo RSL is doing its bit for Whiskey’s Wish. It’s one of the stops on the third annual Shepherds Australia PTSD Baton Ride, which will...

Fatal crash in Sassafras

 A man died in hospital following a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Sassafras. It’s believed the motorcycle and car collided at the...

Meet Wray Crescent’s namesakes

One of the pleasures of local history is the occasional unexpected contact from families of former Mount Evelyn residents. Recently we received information about Hugh...

Boosting tourism, jobs and growth

Tourism and improvements to local infrastructure are integral to creating local jobs, but for me they also make the place we call home an...

Jarryd’s Chinese medicine masterclass

A Lilydale student is getting hands-on experience in Taiwan as part of his Chinese medicine studies. Jarryd Harvey, 24, will complete an eight-week internship at...

Teen charged with Montrose fires

 Police charged a 16-year-old boy over a series of fires in a Montrose public garden. Yarra Ranges CIU detectives allege the Kalorama boy lit six...

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Students leading the way in sustainability

The Lilydale Heights Secondary College has been applauded for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools Program. The College received its first-star...

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