Local firies deployed to NSW

As New South Wales continues to battle an unprecedented start to its bushfire season, brigades throughout the Yarra Ranges are lending a helping hand. Amongst those include Montrose CFA, which recently sent three female firefighters to help battle blazes near Grafton. Silvana Linton, Lauren Caldwell and Krissy Dundas were deployed in late October and helped […]

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Great Scott’s A-League chance

The boy from Gembrook had never given up hope, but he had started to think that an A-League call-up just wasn’t written in the stars for him. Now 23, Ryan Scott had been dreaming for years about his big chance, and when – or if – that day would come. Never, not even for a […]

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Banner calls for urgent climate action

A group of residents from the Moora Moora community gathered in Lilydale on 5 November to hang a banner that raised awareness towards climate change. The group of 10 – made up of people aged 17 to 70 – dropped the banner from a pedestrian bridge for about two hours. Rebecca Urie is a clinical […]

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Mount Evelyn females strive for football success

Two former Mount Evelyn Football Netball Club members have been selected in this year’s AFLW draft. Former Mount Evelyn netballer Serena Gibbs was selected by Carlton at pick 44 while Lauren Tesoriero was selected by Richmond at pick 96. Lauren played junior football with Mount Evelyn and was also the senior men’s assistant forwards coach […]

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War memorial tagged before Remembrance Day

The Mount Evelyn RSL has expressed its severe disappointment at the tagging of the local war memorial in the lead-up to Remembrance Day. President of the RSL Roger Boness said a seat in the Mount Evelyn Memorial Garden was tagged recently with what appears to be the name ‘Leroy’. The Yarra Ranges Council has since […]

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Cockatoo Little Athletics needs support

The Cockatoo Little Athletics club is hoping to gain more members now that construction has finished on their club. Cockatoo Little Athletics president Russell Butler said the club needs support now more than ever. He said the construction undertaken on the club has left them with fantastic facilities, but the club lost more than half […]

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