Have your say on the Shire Offices Upgrade

During February and March Yarra Ranges Council will have ‘Pop-up Community Engagement Sessions’ at various locations throughout the Shire. These pop-ups will allow residents to talk to the Council Community Engagement Team about upgrades to Shire offices and Civic Centre. Both Cr Tim Heenan and Mayor Noel Cliff are encouraging residents to visit a pop-up…

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Australia Day Car Wash

This Thursday, January 26, the Mt Evelyn Fire Brigade will be holding their annual Car Wash. You can bring your vehicles to Fast Fuel, 1 Monbulk Rd, Mt Evelyn, and Fire Brigade members will wash them. Cars are $6, 4WD’s are $9, and don’t forget to grab a sausage or egg and bacon roll to…

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Flame Tree Gallery

Thank you so far for the huge response to the Flame Tree Challenge. Below is a gallery, which will be updated every few days, of your photos. You can still submit you photos until January 31 by emailing them to info@mtevelyn.news (please include your name so I can credit you), posting to our Facebook page,…

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Mt Evelyn cheers on Sir Andy Murray

Mt Evelyn Tennis Club has drawn Sir Andy Murray in a Tennis Australia initiative and will receive $5,000 if he wins the Australian Open. ——– EDIT: Unfortunately since posting this article earlier Sir Andy Murray has dropped out of the Australian Open, beaten by Mischa Zverev 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 But it’s not all sad news!…

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Yarra Ranges LIFE TV is Coming

An exciting new Community focused YouTube channel is coming our way – Yarra Ranges LIFE TV!  Launching late February/early March, YRLife.tv aims to inform and entertain viewers, sharing interesting local stories, as well as a weekly local news, sport and weather bulletin. Executive Producer – Pat Boucher – has lived for over 35 years in…

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Artists Corner

This month Rebecca Pool is exhibiting in the Exhibition Space at Holy Grill. We recently interviewed her to find out more. Tell us a bit about your journey as an artist:  I’ve always drawn and painted, including as a kid, even where I wasn’t supposed to. Our new wallpaper was not colourful enough, and my neighbours walls were…

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Flame Tree Challenge

There’s a burst of red as you travel down Wray Crescent. The original Illawarra Flame Tree, outside Bendigo Bank, has a few flowers showing in between it’s leaves, however across the road ‘Flame Tree Jr’ is covered in red. Quite a few photos have been popping up on Facebook of both Flame Trees, with people…

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An RSL Thank You

Today, at the end of the special commemorative service at Mt Evelyn Memorial Gardens, Mt Evelyn RSL President Roger Boness presented Mt Evelyn Reformed Church Pastor Richard Schoenmaker with a certificate of appreciation for all the work he has done within the community and RSL over his past 11 years in Mt Evelyn. “In sincere…

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