All aboard for White Cane Day

People who are blind or have low vision were treated to a day out in the Dandenong Ranges in celebration of White Cane Day. Clients of Vision Australia began the day with a ride on Mount Dandenong’s iconic Puffing Billy railway from Belgrave, followed by a barbeque lunch at Emerald Lakeside station. The free event, […]

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Street party ready to rumble

The Mount Evelyn Street Party is set to light up the town later this month, with stalls, stage performances, vibrant fashion, classic cars and much more. The free, biennial event will take place on Wray Crescent on the 27 October. The classic 1950s theme will once again return and help bring a colourful and vibrant […]

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Yarra Valley whets appetite for Oktoberfest

There are two truths in this world, people. One; that learning about different cultures and experiencing new things makes us better humans, and two; we as humans need to be fed and watered. You can do both of these things at the Yarra Valley Oktoberfest on 26 October. I mean, can you even stay conscious […]

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Cafe mural still in limbo

The Locavore Studio cafe is a step closer to keeping its outdoor mural but is still fighting to retain a certain aspect of the artwork. The Yarra Ranges Council met with cafe owner Jessie Crossley last month and granted permission for the mural to be kept based on the condition that the writing ‘locavore’ was […]

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Second batch of drums dumped in Dandenong Ranges National Park

A further seven drums have been pulled from the side of Mount Dandenong Tourist Road following a dumping of nine drums last Wednesday. Belgrave Acting Sergeant Angelo Stylianou said that CFA crews and police attended the dumping site on 7 October but he could not confirm whether the two were related. “Last night a further […]

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Drizzly day couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Selbyfest

 Despite a drizzly day, there was plenty of community spirit on show at this year’s Selbyfest, which took place on 4 October. Families enjoyed the many activities offered on the day and cosied up inside the community house to enjoy live entertainment from numerous bands and music groups. There were stalls from local community members […]

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