Exploring your neighbourhood – local walks

Walking Box Hill Box Hill Historical Society Think you know Box Hill? Here’s a way to increase your knowledge. Thanks to a grant from the SRLA’s Community Projects Fund, the Box Hill Historical Society has devised three walking tour apps.  which can be enjoyed, either from the comfort of your…
30 March 2024

Scottish Terriers – a dog for all seasons

Scottish Terriers – a dog for all seasons Manda Appleyard I am a Scottish Terrier fan and have had Scotties in my life since 1969. Scotties have brought me so much joy in my life, I struggle to understand why the Scottish Terrier has been listed as an endangered species.…
16 March 2024

Healesville Freeway Reserve

Healesville Freeway Reserve: will we get a great result? Elaine Hopper If you live in Forest Hill, Vermont, or Vermont South, you may be surprised to know that you reside near the Healesville Freeway Reserve (HFR). It lies concealed behind houses, a hidden gem, yet to be developed as a…
15 March 2024

Around the World in 56 days

Around the World in 56 Days Carmel McNaught In this piece, I attempt to capture the essence of an amazing, whirlwind, round-the-world, 56-day trip that David and I did from November 2023 to January 2024. We are still processing the kaleidoscope of images, experiences, learnings, connections, memories, and so much…
18 February 2024

Growing Orchids in Melbourne

Growing Orchids Spring in Melbourne heralds an abundance of flowers, new plant growth and orchid shows put on by various Orchid Societies. The Eastern Kulin Seasonal Calendar refers to Guling Orchid Season which approximately corresponds with the month of August.... To read more of this interesting and informative article by…
15 September 2023
Local NeighbourhoodsWalking

Max’s walks

Maximillian von Schnauzer, our very handsome 4 legged correspondent takes you walking around our local neighbourhoods and further afield.  We are grateful to Ruth, Max's two legged companion, for keeping us updated on his perambulations. My Favourite Walks: Blackburn Bushland Corridor Maximillian von Schnauzer Hi, my fellow four-leggeds, how are…
22 July 2023

The Faces of Greythorn

The Faces of Greythorn A great reason to visit the Greythorn Central shopping centre is to meet local identities Ferdi, Don, Albert, Maddie, Maria, Lily and Evie. These six larger than life statues tell the story of Greythorn through the people who lived and worked in the area from the…
2 May 2023

Hawthorn to Box Hill Bike Path

Hawthorn to Box Hill Bike Path Michael Hassett Cyclists have for many years, campaigned for a safe cycling route from Melbourne through the Eastern suburbs to Ringwood, and beyond to Lilydale, Belgrave and Yarra Glen. Over the years, sections have been built, including the Box Hill to Ringwood path now…
17 October 2022
KewSporting activities

Celebrating sporting triumphs

Gateball Kew Croquet Club Gateball is a mallet sport similar to croquet.  It is a fast-paced, non-contact, highly strategic team game, which can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender.  Although relatively new in Australia, it is played by millions of people throughout Asia and South America. Kew…
19 May 2022
ParklandsSurrey HillsWalking

South Surrey Park – Ursula Povey

Have you discovered South Surrey Park yet? – Ursula Povey Since our COVID-19 restrictions began, lots of other people have discovered South Surrey Park, a linear park following Back Creek from Riversdale Road to Union Road. It has been a favourite spot for walking and exercising the dog and the…
27 December 2021