Latest Contributions

By Latest Contributions
Latest Contributions We are sure you will agree that waiting around to get the good stuff has got knobs on it.  This post will give you an early glimpse of some of the articles we will be including in the next two-monthly edition of the newspaper. We will continually refresh...
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Regular events

By Regular Events
Regular Events Posted below are an array of regular events that our friends have told us about.  They include: Support group meetings Markets Social activities Educational and Language Resources Religious organisations - services and other regular activities Please contact Eastsider News at eastsidernews1@gmail.com to be included on this list. Support...
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Balwyn Evergreen Centre

By Support groups, Volunteering
A call for volunteers to combat social isolation amongst seniors Balwyn Evergreen Centre Balwyn Evergreen Centre, a community centre dedicated to ensuring that older individuals stay active, healthy and socially connected, is calling on Australian businesses to step up and actively involve their employees in the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors...
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Blackburn Lake

By Blackburn Lake
EPA and community investigate Blackburn Lake Environment Protection Agency Victoria A high-tech investigation involving EPA Victoria and the community has identified possible sources of persistent pollution in Blackburn Lake setting off a campaign of inspections of industrial sites upstream. EPA Northern Metropolitan Regional Manager Chloe Bernett says the cooperative operation...
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Bird photography

By Photography
Bird Photography is Always Popular Doncaster Camera Club Doncaster Camera Club has some very keen and capable bird photographers. This was evident at some of our recent meetings where we had many photos of birds entered in Open competitions. Some were taken locally and others from more distant travels. Bird...
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Remaking the Forests with Tony Rinaudo

By Environment, Sustainability

Remaking the Forests with Tony Rinaudo Bob Simpson Recently, friends from Coronella Village in Nunawading arranged for others to hear “a crazy, white farmer”, Tony Rinaudo. Through nature-based Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), Tony helped to re-green Niger’s forests and slow the spread of the Sahara Desert. What wonderful change…

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Church architecture in Box Hill

By Architecture, Box Hill

Church architecture in Box Hill Conrad Hamann There are common themes running through Box Hill’s many church buildings despite the range of design. Christ Church Mitcham retains its original rural style wooden church as a hall and is typical of the original church buildings of many of Box Hill’s churches….

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Boroondara’s new Roads Materials Policy

By Boroondara, Consultation
Save Boroondara's Bluestone Heritage: a progress report George Demetrios Whilst other Councils (Stonnington, Whitehorse, Merri-bek, Yarra, Glen Eira, Port Phillip, Hobsons Bay) treat their bluestone laneways and bluestone kerb and channels as heritage, and conserve them accordingly, Boroondara still treats its bluestone heritage as an engineering issue. Council views Boroondara’s...
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Titbits and snippets

By Local Neighbourhoods
Send us your titbits and snippets Sometimes described as a small piece of interesting information, or a small dish of pleasant-tasting food, we at Eastsider News think that titbits is a good description of those curious morsels of information that our readers send us from time to time. We hope...
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Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

By Neighbourhood Houses
Neighbourhood Houses are the heart of our communities. They are independent, community-based organisations.  Their purpose is to bring people together to connect, learn and contribute to their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities.  Also commonly known as community centres, learning centres, community houses or neighbourhood centres, these inclusive...
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