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Plan for pet protection

 World Animal Protection is urging people to include their pets in their disaster plan. “We know from looking at past disasters that people can make...

Bank pioneer steps down

 Dandenong Ranges Community Bank’s inaugural chairman has resigned after 20 years of service. Peter Marke stepped down as director at Dandenong Ranges Community Finance Limited’s...

Mountain Men find new friends and tackle the big issues

The Dandenong Ranges group Mountain Men is providing social activities for men to connect support and learn from one another in a safe, inclusive...

Firefighters begin their training for fire season

Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) newest recruits are completing a tough and informative four-week training camp in readiness for the summer fire season. The 42...

Ferntree Gully man arrested

 A Ferntree Gully man was among two arrested over a bungled chemist break-in. Police were called to the Bourke Street, Melbourne, store about 8.50pm on...

Santa’s coming to Cockatoo

The man in red himself is promising to make an appearance at the Cockatoo Community Christmas Carols. The event will kick off at 5pm on...

Shop local this Christmas

The Belgrave Traders’ Association is urging hills shoppers to support local businesses this Christmas. The association has installed new decorations in Burwood Highway, with fairy...

Killer cars

There was plenty of horsepower to get your engines revving at this year’s annual Monbulk Car show, which was held on Sunday, 26 November. Over...

StopPitt might be stopped

The Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group has spoken out about the lack of funding for environmental groups in the Dandenong Ranges. The advocacy comes after...

Telopea in turmoil

Meander has raised concerns about the state of the Telopea Steps, which will be used in the upcoming Oxfam Trailwalker event. The group cares...

Mad about mosaics

Over the past eight months, Gembrook artist Belinda Conibeer worked with Selby Primary School and local community groups to create an 11-metre mosaic mural...

Lunch for the lonely

 Cockatoo RSL will make Christmas a little brighter for those who might otherwise spend the day alone. The Belgrave-Gembrook Road venue will host a free...

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Firies recognised for years of service

The Mount Evelyn Fire Brigade celebrated 80 years of service to the community at its annual dinner and awards night on 10 August. The event...

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