Sun sets on Yarra Glen Art Show

The Yarra Glen Art Show will no longer run after its committee unanimously agreed to finish the event for good. At a special committee meeting on 21 February at the Yarra Glen Living and Learning Centre, it was resolved to suspend planning for the next show (scheduled for Labour Day weekend next year) and wind […]

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Open for business

As events are cancelled and businesses close due to Covid-19, some are trying to make the most of a difficult situation. Yarra Ranges businesses are thinking of new ways to keep functioning, despite having to close doors and lay off staff, while events are creating unique ways to still go ahead. Seville’s Branded Burgers and […]

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Historic gates to be restored

Wandin Yallock Primary School’s famous jubilee gates are set to receive a makeover ahead of the school’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Works have begun to temporarily remove the historic gates and its fittings where they will be restored before making their way back to where they have stood since 1929. Principal Trevor Vass wants to reassure […]

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Yarra Ranges MP’s in new roles

A shadow cabinet re-shuffle has resulted in new roles for two Yarra Ranges state opposition MP’s. Evelyn MP Bridget Vallence has been promoted to shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Youth Affairs, while Gembrook MP Brad Battin will take on the shadow portfolios of Roads (metropolitan), Road Safety and the TAC moving on from […]

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All hail Chimbu, the cutest little tree ‘roo in the world

Healesville Sanctuary keepers are celebrating the arrival of Chimbu, a brand new tree-kangaroo who has emerged from his mum’s pouch. Chimbu, a rare Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo, is named after an area in Papua New Guinea where his wild cousins live. He’s just over six months old, and can be seen by visitors to the Sanctuary […]

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Yarra Valley sculptor passes

Renowned sculptor Ernst Fries passed away at Healesville Hospital on Tuesday 3 March after a brief battle with lymphoma. The Yarra Valley artist was well known for his contemporary works in stainless steel, glass, granite and concrete. Ernst was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1934 and grew up during World War II. On 16 March […]

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