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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...

Closing the gap

Closing the health gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is a key priority for Eastern Health and on Sunday 3 March it’s annual sports...

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...

Solar savings for ECOSS

 Yarra Valley ECOSS is getting a $20,000 grant to install solar power. The Wesburn centre is the latest recipient of Powershop’s Your Community Energy initiative. Its...

Front-row to trauma

I was a 20-year-old cadet for the Mail’s sister paper, the Pakenham Gazette, when I found myself in Healesville on 8 February 2009 covering...

Cut chronic stress to heal

Chronic stress is a major factor that inhibits the body’s natural ability to repair and self-heal. All chronic illness is affected to some degree by...

Sandra’s final chapter

Sandra Hamnett was just after some job interview practice when she applied to work at Yarra Junction Library 35 years ago. “I hadn't gone for...

Clean and green ink

While government and business leaders dither on sustainability, Lilly Parker has put her principles first and taken action by opening a carbon neutral tattoo...

A site for their service

A day-by-day account of the district’s 672 World War I servicemen and women is now online. Lilydale RSL received a Federal Government Centenary of Armistice...

Grace period over

Children’s safety when being picked up and dropped off at school is everyone’s responsibility, says Yarra Ranges Council. Primary and secondary students across the shire...

Crank Up returns

One of the major historical events on the Yarra Valley calendar, Crank Up, is set to return on the weekend of 6-7 April, at...

Safer together

In a timely reminder that summer and bushfire season has a long way to go, Healesville Community Bushfire Group is holding its next meeting...

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Spinners and weavers Healesville Spinners and Weavers Group has its members' talents on display at the Healesville Library for the month of August. Members of...