Category Archives: Community

Knox welcomes new Councillors 2020

Five new and four returning councillors will represent the Knox community for the next four years, with the results of the 2020 Council elections announced by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Nicole Seymour, Lisa Cooper, Darren Pearce and Marcia Timmers-Leitch return … Continue reading

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Foothills Community Care – Christmas 2020

Message from Foothills Community Care It is no exaggeration to say that for many of us 2020 has been one of the toughest years we have faced. For many who are isolated and vulnerable, the social and economic impact of … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – The plan for recovery

Message from Alan Tudge MP Having restrictions lift is such a relief for all Victorians, including locals in Knox. Although many are still in place, after 100+ days of lockdown we can finally get back to some form of normality. … Continue reading

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Nick Wakeling – A School Year Like No Other

Message from Nick Wakeling MP This year has been a school year like no other. It has seen a number of my favourite school events cancelled, but thankfully some were still able to proceed. At the start of the year, … Continue reading

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KES Indigenous Plant Nursery is open once again!

Gully News photographer Barbara Oehring visited the nursery to buy spring plants. Knox Environment Society volunteers Shirley and Erica were happy to advise and to pose for a Gully News photograph. Throughout lockdown, essential staff have been allowed on site … Continue reading

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Fashion Forecasts for the Stars – exclusive for Fern Tree Gully News

Picture theatres were all the rage in the Hills during the 1920s. It’s not surprising, then, that the Fern Tree Gully News of 1929 was talking about film stars and the fashions that they wore. You may recall in our … Continue reading

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Sweet Honey Bees

Curious about the world of beekeeping and honey making, I recently chatted to backyard beekeeper Byron Rutgers about the hobby he has pursued for the past six years. Mr Rutgers, who has lived in Ferntree Gully for 40 years, has … Continue reading

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Grants for Men’s Sheds

Men in Eastern Victoria will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills, thanks to $870,000 in Victorian Government funding to upgrade local Men’s Sheds. Grants of $2,300 are now available to Men’s Sheds who are … Continue reading

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Providence Foods – providing for the community

Say hello to Mountain Gate’s newest neighbours. Located next to Luks Pharmacy, Providence Foods is a family-run bulk foods store. In recent years there has been a growing trend towards bulk or whole foods – thinking about how we can … Continue reading

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Virtual Halloween Week

When: 26th – 31st October. Where: Knox Arts & Events Facebook page. Cost: Free! Halloween Week will take you on a spooky virtual Halloween journey with FREE live-streamed activities, including frightful decoration making, scary make-up workshops, creepy cooking, wicked live … Continue reading

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