The travelling artist

Melbourne based Craig Penny is exhibiting his latest works at Art at Linden Gate in Yarra Glen from Friday March 8. The artist, who travels the world to reflect its beauty in his ‘plein air’ watercolours, will be introducing his paintings of Greece, France and Cambodia in the showing. Reggie Clark, manager of Art at […]

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Samurai on screen

Yarra Ranges Film Society started in 1999 with the objective to ‘promote cinema as an art form in the Yarra Ranges’. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary it is meeting that charter with more than 250 members attending selected films in Healesville and Warburton. The society holds monthly screenings at The Arts Centre in Warburton […]

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Reflecting together

Hundreds of people gathered in Yarra Glen’s McKenzie Reserve to mark 10 years since Black Saturday struck the town and so many others. Yarra Ranges Council hosted the commemorative service for its residents on Thursday 7 February. The threat of lightning and rain forced the crowd inside the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall. Mayor Tony Stevenson […]

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The accidental author

Melanie Harris-Brady barely escaped the Kinglake fires on Black Saturday and didn’t talk about it for nine and a half years. Then, for reasons she is not entirely sure of, she sat down and in the space of a few hours thousands of words poured out that formed the basis for her recently published book, […]

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Disaster brought out our best

CFA firefighter and photographer Keith Pakenham has been reflecting on the 2009 bushfires – not just Black Saturday. Fires were already burning at Churchill and Callignee in the Gippsland area when the devastating blazes started on 7 February, he said. That’s where the famous image of the koala drinking from a firefighter’s water bottle came […]

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A happy place to be

On the 10th of March 2009 at the Yarra Centre,13 people played the first games of the Yarra Junction Keenagers Table Tennis Group, but only 11 paid the twenty cent surcharge for coffee and biscuits. When asked how it started, group organiser Egon Fink reached for his notebook, where he has every detail recorded for […]

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