New and improved picnic grounds now open

The Badger Creek Picnic Ground has officially been re-opened to the public on Wednesday 10 April after the area was destroyed by heavy storms in October 2016. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially reopened the site, which received $1.69 million in funding from the state government. “It’s fantastic to see this […]

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Too Precious to be left behind

A Healesville artist and silversmith is helping Black Saturday survivors to protect treasures salvaged from the flames. Tim Peel opened exhibition Too Precious at Silvermist Studio in Healesville on Saturday 6 April. Mr Peel has designed and crafted four modern day reliquaries using precious metals and gemstones. A reliquary is a vessel for precious objects. […]

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Crumbz Craft receives Rotary award

Crumbz Craft received the Ron Goding Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Healesville on Thursday 4 April. The award perpetuates the memory of the late Ron Goding, a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Healesville. Crumbz Craft owner Kay Trembath and staff member Alison Boyd accepted the award at a […]

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Speedway success for local racers

Saturday night’s racing at Alexandra Speedway had a major event focus on junior sedan racing. On a record-breaking night, Kasey Garlick from Lilydale along with Linken Paterson from Healesville and Lachlan Fitzpatrick from Echuca won the three major event junior sedan races. Another Healesville racer and former Alexandra junior racer Cameron Pearson won the invited […]

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Crank Up honours passing president

Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society’s annual Crank Up festival took place on April 6-7 marking the 43rd year the event has run. This year’s Crank Up was different to many in previous years as it went by without the historical society’s president Tom O’Meara, who had passed away weeks prior to the event. Mr O’Meara […]

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Healesville author publishes second book

Healesville author Heather Ellis has released her second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi on Sunday 7 April. Her new book is a memoir from her solo motorcycle journey across the Silk Road in 1997, and follows on from her first book Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa. […]

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