Tag Archives: Dandenongs

Reiltin’s Celtic Reflections

A fundraising afternoon of fine Celtic musical entertainment with traditional tunes, songs, storytelling and exquisite dancing displays will be held at the Ferntree Gully Bowling Club on Sunday 15 August, starting at 2:00pm. For one afternoon only Celtic group Reiltin … Continue reading

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Night of destruction on the mountain that will never be forgotten

During the night of 9 June, the strongest winds in the last 50 plus years came from the South East and caused an enormous amount of destruction and heartache on our beloved mountain range. Continue reading

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Upwey Relief Centre to open

Members of the Upwey Community have decided to open a relief centre to assist all residents and volunteers affected by the recent storms. The Relief Centre will now operate out of the Belgrave Community Hub (details here). The centre will … Continue reading

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Artists welcome back visitors at Dandenongs Open Studios

Artists from Upwey to Kalorama opened their doors to visitors for a weekend of creativity this May with the return of the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program. The highly anticipated weekend was bigger than ever and warmly welcomed by artists … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day 2021 – Reflect and Remember This Autumn

With ANZAC Day coming up, why not plan a walk along the Kokoda Memorial Track in the Dandenong Ranges National Park? The Kokoda Memorial Track, also known as the 1000 steps, has re-opened as a one-way loop with walkers returning … Continue reading

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Capturing the magic of the Hills

One does not have to look far when it comes to finding inspiration in the beauty of the Hills. ‘I’ve been painting for many years and still get a kick out of it,’ says Gerrit. ‘I love painting Dandenongs subjects. … Continue reading

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Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles of the Hills

Local photographer Kathie Thomas has transformed some of her beautiful photos of the Hills and surrounds into puzzles. A perfect virtual activity if you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day. Check them out here for free – … Continue reading

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Grants open for Children’s Week activities

Eligible not-for-profit organisations and local councils in the Dandenong Ranges are encouraged to apply for grants to help celebrate this year’s Children’s Week. The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities across the state to host fun and free activities … Continue reading

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Hobbits in the Gully?

A local mapmaker has released a series of Lord of the Rings-inspired maps of the Dandenongs and Shire of Yarra Ranges. Adam Mattinson, a cartographer, grew up in Mount Evelyn and fell in love with maps from an early age. … Continue reading

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