High school upgrades on the way

Students in the Yarra Valley are a step closer to having first-rate facilities as the state government’s $20 million Upper Yarra Education Plan gets underway. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing visited Lilydale High School, Lilydale Heights College and Upper Yarra Secondary College on 7 January to turn the […]

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RSL rallies local artists

Healesville RSL brought together some of the Yarra Valley’s best local artists and bands for a community fundraising event on Saturday 1 February. The RSL, in coordination with the bands and local businesses managed to raise over $13,000 that will go towards much needed equipment for CFA brigades. Healesville RSL’s Melissa Green said the fundraiser […]

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History on display

The Lilydale and District Historical Society has unveiled a new display that recognises the contribution of seven local historians and authors. Evelyn MP Bridget Vallence officially opened Writing for the Future on 1 February at the Old Lilydale Courthouse. Yarra Ranges Councillor Tim Heenan also attended the launch. The display detailed the personal stories of […]

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The Infamy That Is War

Healesville resident Tony Jones has released a book, The Infamy That Is War, which details World War I and its enduring legacy. The former Healesville Rotary member said he was inspired to write the book after looking into an anomaly in his family history between two of his ancestors who shared the same name and […]

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A big month at Rochford

As Sir Elton John rocked the stage at Rochford Wines over the weekend, it topped off a massive four weeks of bringing big musical names to the region. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour came to the Yarra Valley on 31 of January and 1 February as part of A Day on the Green. It […]

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A pillar of the community

Healesville’s Four Pillars Distillery has helped raise $56,469 to support the CFA and Wildlife Victoria after the state’s devastating bushfires. The gin giant held a fundraising event on Saturday 11 January which included a one-off Four Pillars founders’ master class, while $10 from every bottle sold online contributed to the tally. The event saw visitors […]

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