School’s harvest café a hit with the kids

Warburton Primary School is dedicated to sustainable gardening practices, where students grow fruits, vegetables and herbs used to cook meals in their harvest café. Kelly Frost is responsible for the school’s sustainable garden program and said the harvest café operates under the motto ‘sow, grow, eat, repeat’. The school grounds feature a large veggie patch, […]

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Cheers to wildlife

Healesville Sanctuary couldn’t have asked for better winter weather for its Wine and Wildlife event. Sunny skies greeted visitors on Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 June, and a soggy start cleared up on Monday 10 June. The sanctuary teamed up with Yarra Valley food and wine providers for a gourmet event set within a […]

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Wheel stops to prevent car accidents

Yarra Ranges Council will install rubber wheel stops across several parking bays on Bell Street in Yarra Glen after two cars mounted the kerb causing damage to store fronts within 12 days last month. Council has informed traders that 12 wheel stops will be installed between the property frontages of 27 and 43 Bell Street […]

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Queen’s Birthday honours for late Warburton resident

Late Warburton resident Keith Thomas has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) as part of the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours for his service to the community of Warburton. Keith’s son Chris Thomas said he was honoured that his father’s work would be recognised at a national level, but saddened that he was not […]

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A dino-mite day

Dinosaurs took over Healesville Sanctuary over the weekend with kids dressing up as their favourite dinosaur to celebrate the ancient MegaBeasts that are calling the sanctuary home. An event of truly Jurassic proportions, kids dressed up as velociraptors, stegosauruses and spent the day learning all about the sanctuary’s MegaBeasts – the woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger […]

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SES clears tree blocking Maroondah Highway

Healesville SES crews responded to a fallen tree on the Corner of Maxwells Road and Maroondah Highway at around 4pm on Thursday 30 May. The tree had blocked both lanes of the Maroondah Highway just outside of Healesville causing delays during peak hour. The Healesville SES had a busy day as they were also responding […]

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