Remembering 104 years with Esma

In 1904 ’Peter Pan’ premiered in London, daily radio weather forecasts started and Esma Donnell was born. She has kept up with Peter Pan, posting her 104th birthday on 10 December at AdventCare in Warburton, where she now lives. Following the big day, she said said she was surprised by all the fuss on her […]

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Yarra Glen express

Back in 2014, talk in the Yarra Glen Men’s Shed turned to what they could do after Yarra Ranges council stopped putting up the town’s Christmas decorations. The members took on the project, loosely led by Alan Andrews, to fill the void left by the council, and their first thought was the proposed Yarra Glen […]

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Signing off at Seville Primary

After 30 years teaching at Seville Primary School, Heather Glenn had hoped for a quiet, no-fuss glide into retirement. Judging by the crowd at her retirement function on Monday 10 December her exit will be anything but quiet. In a tribute to her dedicated service to the school and a career spanning 39 years, colleague […]

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Days for Girls at Cire

Cire Community School has come up with a unique way to both develop their students and contribute to a global project for girls in developing countries. The school has become part of ‘Days for Girls’, an international project that has helped more than one million girls with menstrual health in developing countries. Cire VCAL Foundation […]

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Healesville now decorated

A drive along the Warburton Highway is notable for the absence of Christmas decorations and without the tireless efforts of three locals Healesville’s streets could well look the same. In a joint Rotary and Lions Club project, the old decorations have been rescued from a shed, restored and now are resplendent sitting atop the freshly […]

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Putting others first recognised

Healesville RSL has gone from a club on the brink of extinction to one where two of its management have been recognised with prestigious awards from RSL Victoria. Neil Skinner was inducted into RSL Victoria’s Hall of Fame and Carol Ralis received an Achievement and Recognition Award at a dinner on Saturday 1 December. Mr […]

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