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By EMMA SUNALMOST 70 Mount Evelyn residents will be better protected this fire season after signing up for a free CFA bushfire risk assessment...

Multi-front fight

By EMMA SUNANTI-MCDONALDS campaigners will lobby Yarra Ranges councillors at tonight’s (Tuesday) meeting to launch a Supreme Court appeal against the restaurant. The appeal is...

Fireys step up

By EMMA SUNCLIMBING 88 floors in the shortest time possible is a challenge, but four Upwey firefighters are upping the ante and doing it...

Uni site for sale

By MARA PATTISON-SOWDENYARRA Ranges residents have been angered by news that Swinburne University wants to sell off its Lilydale campus, according to the Yarra...

Birthday Patch party

THE Patch Primary School is notching up its 30th birthday and inviting parents and staff to join the celebrations. The school started not with the...

High on inspiration

FIVE–time world champion aerial skier and Olympic medallist Jacqui Cooper joined parents and children at the Cockatoo Hills Community Strengthening Initiative (HCSI) for a...

Ratten’s new role

By EMMA SUNFORMER Carlton Football Club coach Brett Ratten has risen above his recent dismissal to become Melba Support Services’ 40th anniversary ambassador. Mr Ratten,...

Tim’s ‘home’ improvements

By EMMA SUNYARRA Ranges Councillor Tim Heenan was forced to set up a tarp over his cardboard box home in Lilydale to weather the...

Cab driver bashed

By EMMA SUNA VETERAN taxi driver, who provides transport for people with disabilities, was bashed and had rocks thrown at his windscreen in a...

Patch Primary goes green

MORE than 140 students from nine schools came together at The Patch Primary School last month to share their knowledge about caring for the...

End of an era

By EMMA SUNLONG-TIME Mount Evelyn resident Gwenda Watkins has passed away, aged 75. She died peacefully in her sleep on 5 September, after suffering a...

Fernlea’s first wedding

By EMMA SUNCHOCOLATE love hearts and stars filled Emerald’s Fernlea House as it celebrated the first ever wedding of one of its residents. Karen White,...

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Charges over FTG blaze

Detectives arrested and charged a man following a house fire in Ferntree Gully on Friday 18 January. Police said the fire broke out in the...

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