Garratt expectations

Coinciding with Puffing Billy’s 119th birthday, a fully restored cab, South African Class NG/G16 129 Garratt locomotive became operational on 18 December, 2019. The unveiling fulfils a 23-year-old project of fundraising and restoration works. Built by Beyer Peacock & Co of Manchester, England, in 1951 for the South African Railways, the NG/G16 was a class […]

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Siblings raise over $2000 for fire relief

Community spirit has been at its best in recent weeks, with goods and money from all over the country being donated to fire-affected regions. Even the youngest community members are doing their bit to help. On 11 January, siblings Zac (10-years-old) and Tilly (8-years-old) hosted a lemonade stand in Mooroolbark with the support of Montrose […]

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Heart of the hills

There are a small number of people, groups and organisations in the Dandenong Ranges that have become synonymous with the region. These people and groups have not become well known for their names, but for displaying the qualities for which the hills are known. Here at the Mail we love our community and we enjoy […]

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New year begins with renewed finals push

The back-half of the Ferntree Gully and District Cricket Association season got underway over the weekend, with several teams securing opening wins of the new decade. Ferntree Gully Footballers closed the gap to the top four, defeating Eildon Park at Picketts Reserve. The Panthers padded up first and after an early loss, David Smyth (44) […]

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Fabulous 50

The Mount Evelyn Netball Club celebrated 50 years of community netball last week. Current and former players, committee members and parents gathered at the Morrison Reserve courts on 10 December to enjoy jumping castles, a sausage sizzle, a photo booth and more. Sheelagh Kleverkamp has been involved with the club for almost 30 years and […]

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None of our business… but

Students give a little, help alot No child should go without a present this Christmas. That’s the message from grade four students at Selby Primary helping to ensure that everyone gets to open a present on Christmas. Grade four Selby Primary students Eliza Stephenson (9), Evie Kyle (9), Grace McInerney (10) have diligently planned, purchased […]

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