Sing your heart out at community carols

Mount Evelyn’s Discovery Church is gearing up for its annual community carols event. The theme for this year is ‘every heart’ and senior pastors Matt and Jody Destry said the whole community is invited. “This is one of our favourite times of year, as we invite our community to come and celebrate Christmas with us,” […]

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Preparing the farm for fire

The outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne are known for beautiful rolling hills, lush bushland and thriving agriculture. But a combination of these features has seen the area also experience some of the county’s worst bushfires, from Ash Wednesday to Black Saturday and the Bunyip State Park fires earlier this year. During all of these events, […]

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Students cook up a treat

They may not be “masterchefs” but local primary school students sure knew how to cook up a storm at Silvan Primary School on 28 November. Students from Olinda, Warburton, Silvan and Seville primary schools went head to head in a cook off to see which students could create the most delicious meal. The students competed […]

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Former foe becomes friend in chance meeting

More than 50 years after fighting in the plantations of South Vietnam three Australian veterans and one Vietnamese veteran marked their reconciliation with a hug and a handshake on Remembrance Day. 50 years ago, 3RAR veterans Neil Aldred, Daryl Bristowe and Bill Black would not have hesitated in shooting their enemy on sight. But in […]

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The Round-up

Sleepers taken Last month a couple unknown offenders attended a location in Clematis and stole multiple wooden sleepers. Police believe the males pictured below can assist with their enquiries. If you recognise these men please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. CFA Water bomb The CFA took to the skies for an Aviation Day […]

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Swim-pressive opening of Olinda Community Pool

Olinda Community Pool officially opened for the 2019-20 Summer Season on 30 November, unveiling their new Toddler Pool and splash zone. The pool has been under construction since early this year after Member for Monbulk James Merlino announced in October 2018 that the Olinda Community Pool Association would receive $174,050 as part of the Pick […]

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