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Hairman of the board

After countless washes, cuts and blow-drys, Andrew Rayment owner of Mountain View hairdressing is hanging up the scissors. He has been shampooing, cutting and styling...

Pick up for platypus

We all leave traces of our presence behind as we move through our environment. Our skin cells, hair, saliva, or blood persist in places we...

Stars and bars on show

Over 850 squeaky-clean American classic cars and trucks roared in to the quiet town of Gembrook on Sunday 17 February for the All American...

Life-saving defibrillators a public win

Seventeen community groups and organisations around the Dandenong Ranges are now armed with defibrillators. The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group launched its Defibrillator Sponsorship program...

Grass fire in Macclesfield

 A grass and scrub fire burning in Macclesfield is under control. The CFA is advising that there is no threat to the community, but residents...

Battle of the billy carts

The 13th annual Upwey Billy Cart Races raced down the main road of Upwey on Sunday 24 February. About 1200 people turned out to watch...

Burnham Beeches reborn

For more than 20 years the sprawling 1930’s mansion of Burnham beeches has sat neglected. Candles have burnt out, crockery is coated in thick layers...

Council backs I Love Kinder campaign

Yarra Ranges Council is supporting Wyndham Councils I Love Kinder Campaign which aims at lobbying the federal government to commit to recurrent kindergarten funding. Families...

Raising money for the CFA, one stitch at a time .

Quilting aficionados will flock to Monbulk in March, hoping to snag some crafty goodies and raise funds for the local CFA. The Monbulk Quilt Show...

New music horizons

If you ever have the urge to make music but never had lessons as a kid — or gave it up due to time...

Community input into bushfire planning

Land and fire management agencies are calling on the public to help inform strategic bushfire management planning for high bushfire risk communities in Melbourne’s...

The old Monbulk township

When the depression of the 1890s followed the collapse of the land boom, Village Settlements for subsistence farming were seen as one way of...

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Historic picnic ground

Kay’s Picnic Ground is one of three picnic areas on the Sassafras Creek between Kallista and Monbulk. It was named after James Kay, the first...