RSL Special Commemorative Service

Thursday January 5th, 2017, the Mt Evelyn RSL will be holding a special commemorative service to mark the Centenary of Ernest Albert Pearson being awarded the Military Medal. In 1916, sixteen year old Ernest Albert Pearson of Ascot Vale lied about his age and enlisted in the AIF. Allotted to the 37th Battalion, where he…

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Fire Danger Period Declared

The fire danger period for Yarra Ranges Council has been declared and will start on January 3, 2017 and continue until May 1, 2017. During the four month fire danger period no-one is allowed to burn off unless a permit is issued and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) notified. For more information about restrictions during the fire danger…

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Seeking witnesses – York Rd accident

Yesterday, December 22, there was a serious collision on York Rd involving two cars. The collision happened at approximately 3pm at the Hawkins Rd intersection, near Mt Evelyn Garden Centre and Mt Evelyn Christian School. The Air Ambulance arrived at Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve at 3:40pm. Currently the Mooroolbark Police are asking for any witnesses to the collision. “A…

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Thank you and farewell

After 11 years pastoring at Mt Evelyn Reformed Church, Richard Schoenmaker and his family are on the move again. Richard Schoenmaker and his wife Lesley moved to Mt Evelyn in 2006 from Wollongong, NSW, to be Pastor at Mt Evelyn Reformed Church. Over the years they have become a large part of Mt Evelyn, caring for their congregation…

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Exhibition Space reopened

The Exhibition Space in Wray Cres has now reopened. Holy Grill, who have taken over the 50 Wray Crescent restaurant and exhibition space, are open 7 days a week from 9am until late. They also have a musician playing live every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm, and Saturdays during December from 6pm. Currently Amanda Jean is…

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CFA Santa Run

Every year around Christmas we keep an eye and an ear out for the CFA Santa run. This year the Mt Evelyn CFA will be driving Santa around various streets of Mt Evelyn between December 20th and 23rd. So if you hear the fire truck sirens in the evening you probably don’t need to be alarmed, but…

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Councillor’s Column

To all those who live in our community I’d first like to take the opportunity from the bottom of my heart to say thank you for re-electing me as Councillor in the Billanook Ward in Yarra Ranges Council. It is indeed a great honour to represent you again, and represent you I will to the…

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Christmas in Mt Evelyn

Saturday December 17 will see Mt Evelyn full of Christmas activity and everyone is invited to come along and join in. Activities will run from 10am to 2pm along the length of Wray Crescent, with choristers singing Christmas Carols throughout the day, a children’s treasure hunt, photo with Santa opportunities, and the trader’s novelty Christmas…

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