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Mount Evelyn’s historic trails

We’re fortunate in Mount Evelyn to have our network of historic walking and shared-use trails. While you’re out for your morning run or walking the...

A generous soul

The Ferntree Gully community is mourning the loss of local man Emil Pich, 60, who died on 11 July after his Melbourne-bound coach smashed...

Veterans call for royal commission

Eight Emerald RSL veterans have called on the Federal Government to undertake a royal commission into veteran suicides. In a letter to the editor former Emerald...

Emerald SES is opening up

The busiest SES unit in Victoria is also one of the most under resourced. For years Emerald SES members have worked out of a small,...

Toddler injured in platform slip

A toddler who slipped over on a Puffing Billy platform continued his journey with his family before an ambulance ride to hospital. An Ambulance Victoria...

The round-up

Head-on crash Police are blaming fatigue for a head-on collision on Monbulk Road, near Ferndale Road, on Sunday 14 July. Monbulk Police told the Mail that...

Father and son killed as falling gum tree smashes moving car

A father and son from Cockatoo have died after a gum tree fell onto their car as they drove through Sherbrooke on Sunday evening,...

Batting for Bluey

There are not many people in the Monbulk and Gembrook communities who don’t know Christian Fraser. Known to most as ‘Bluey,’ the hills local grew...

Local startup is filling fashion void for shoppers with disabilities

We all have different expectations from our clothes. We use clothing to express our personalities and to fit in with our peer groups, so we...

A mother and her children … a loving bond

During the month of July, mothers and their children across Australia, are being given the chance to be photographed for an upcoming book called...

A guitar craftsman in the making

Tecoma resident Isaac Waterhouse is hoping his first custom-designed guitar will help launch a career in the specialised world of guitar luthiers. The former Beaconhills...

Charges over church burglaries

 Police charged two men over a series of alleged burglaries at places of worship, including one in Mount Evelyn. They alleged the burglaries occurred between...

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The round-up

Man hit by bus A bus struck a man in his sixties on Belgrave-Gembrook Road in Menzies Creek about 7pm on Friday 19 July. It’s believed...

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