Hollywood comes to the hills

Producers, directors and notable Belgrave celebrities received the red carpet treatment at the Lantern and Light International Children’s Festival movie awards at Belgrave Cameo on Sunday night. The three-day festival culminated on 23 June with a red carpet rolled out to welcome the dedicated movie makers. Over three days 56 movies were featured at the […]

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A century passed

 Mount Evelyn RSL has finished tributes for local World War I service men and women held 100 years to the day after their deaths. Sub-branch vice president Jim Hurley hosted a service for Mount Evelyn sailor Sub-Lieutenant Frank Larkins at the Mount Evelyn War Memorial on Thursday 20 June. It was the final of 63 […]

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Playing for Jai

 Junior footballers will pay tribute to a lost mate this weekend and raise money for research into the condition that claimed his life. The under-16s from the Mount Evelyn and Wandin junior football clubs will play for the Jai Reed Epilepsy Cup on Sunday 30 June. Jai died from complications with epilepsy on 28 October […]

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Lanterns light longest night

Even though it was a cold night, the Belgrave Lantern Parade warmed the hearts of those who attended. Thousands of residents from the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds took to the streets of Belgrave to show off their homemade lanterns and celebrate the winter solstice. The 13th annual lantern parade was nothing short of dazzling and […]

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Not-so-grand Australian flag isn’t so easy to replace

We need to talk about your Australian flag, Belgrave. Up a flagpole in Belgrave is a torn, tattered and ragged Australian flag that for the past year has been solemnly ignored. In a country where every Australia Day is celebrated by people ready to get fake Aussie flag tattoos or don Aussie flag beach thongs, […]

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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 wandering trad around the Dandenong Ranges. This followed years of research to confirm that it only worked on this specific weed, which hails from Brazil. The Friends of Thompson Road, […]

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