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A Bright Lot

In 1976, a year after she had finished teaching at a small country school, Upwey writer Greta began to write a memoir recounting her...

Celebrating their first

On Sunday 2 June the 1st Kallista Joey-Scout Mob celebrated its first birthday with a party attended by Joeys, Cubs, and Scouts from 1st...

CFA members stoked about new truck

Macclesfield CFA volunteers are “stoked” after taking delivery of a brand new fire truck last week. The new 2000 litre fire truck replaces an appliance...

Charges over hardware swindle

A 38-year-old Mooroolbark man will answer burglary and theft charges over an incident in Lilydale in May. Yarra Ranges CIU detectives appealed for public help...

Arrest over Monbulk burglaries

 Police arrested and charged a man from The Patch over a series of burglaries in the Monbulk area. Sergeant Mark Smithwick from the Yarra Ranges...

Wandering trad days numbered

 Friends groups along Ferny Creek in Upwey are taking on the invasive weed wandering trad. The CSIRO recently released a fungal biological agent to control...

Q&A with RAPA director Rainsford Towner

What is something people don’t know about you? I never sleep, I just pretend I do, then I complain to people that I’m not getting...

More than toys

Toys hand-made in Mount Evelyn are bringing joy to disadvantaged kids in East Timor. Morrison Men’s Shed member Jim Brown has been spearheading the project...

Cricket club claims top award

Knox Council has honoured the hard-working volunteers of local sporting and leisure clubs at the annual Knox Sports and Leisure Awards held on 12...

More women wanted

 Funding for mentoring is one measure being used to encourage more women into local government. Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek announced $17,000 for the Australian...

Jarrah soars to Japan conference

Next month 11-year-old Jarrah Sangster from The Patch Primary School will be attending the Asia Pacific Children's Conference in Fukuoka Japan as one of...

Cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne dies aged 98

Notorious cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne has died in a suburban Melbourne nursing home. It is understood the 98-year-old co-founder of The Family died last night...

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School gates re-open

After two months of empty classrooms and silent schoolyards, Victorian schools welcomed back about 257,000 students on 26 May as part of a staged...