Yarra Glen Primary School finds harmony

Yarra Glen Primary School celebrated both World Harmony Day and World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday 21 March. The school encouraged students to dress up in the attire of another culture or wear the colour orange, recognised as the colour for World Harmony Day. Students also celebrated World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy and […]

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Crank Up dedicated to Tom O’Meara

The Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society is reeling from the sudden death of its president , Tom O’Meara. With this years showcase event, Crank Up, only days away, the team behind it are working feverishly to plug the huge gap that Tom’s passing has left. The volunteers organising the event are all determined to make […]

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Warburton artist at Yering Gallery

Yering Station Art Gallery is showing ‘High Blue / Middle Orange’, an exhibition of paintings by Warburton artist Steve Freestone, until Monday 8 April. High Blue / Middle Orange: the West MacDonnell Ranges and the Centre is the third exhibition in a tetralogy that began with Flinders Ranges, Kakadu and Kimberley and will conclude with […]

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Fighting for community safety

The Yarra Waterways Group are so concerned about the increased bushfire risk in the region that last week they placed a Public Notice in this newspaper to inform the community about the issue. Chairperson of the local community group, Susan Hotton of Yarra Junction, said the public notice was to tell the relevant authorities and […]

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Debut for Kinglake author

Some parents may despair that their teenagers prefer a screen to a book but that’s not the case in the Huggins household in Kinglake. Aaron Huggins is a book person and on Sunday 31 March this 15 year old high school student’s first novel, Live a Little, will be launched in Kinglake. The publishers say […]

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Trail sabotaged by spikes

A four-wheel driver has voiced his frustrations online after two of his tyres were punctured on an off-road track near Toolangi State Forest. Mason Friedl’s tyres were punctured by several metal spikes lining the track, in what he believed was a deliberate act to prevent off-road four-wheel driving in the area. “We all know not […]

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