Things to do in Lockdown (and after)

30/08/2020 Editor

Watch a filmYouTube or openculture.com/freemoviesonline Fordocumentaries, try topdocumentaryfilms Tour ancient RomeCurrent technology allows you to explore other cities – evenother times online. Walk around Rome in a 3D digital model ofthe ancient city. Free at […]

Covid-ready at Crossways

28/08/2020 Editor

ON 29 July, Crossway LifeCare delivered its 1000th grocery hamper since Victoria’s first lockdown. Prior to Covid-19, this modest community services organisation provided about eight food parcels a week. The relatively small organisation was able […]

Rebranding Rotary

28/08/2020 Editor

BURWOOD locals will be pleased to hear about the rebranding of Rotary Club of Box Hill to Rotary Club of Box Hill Burwood (RCBHB). The club now incorporates Burwood and Burwood East areas. When restrictions […]

Michael Meszaros, Sculptor

28/08/2020 Editor

LOCAL Kew sculptor, Michael Meszaros, began making portrait medals at the age of 13 under the influence of his father Andor, also a professional sculptor. He continued making portrait medals while at school and at […]

Dead Tree Detective

27/08/2020 Editor

There’s a research project underway to put a scientific spin on dieback. The Dead Tree Detective (TDTD) is a research project appealing to members of the community to assist in gathering observations of dieback events […]

Zoom: a Covid silver lining?

27/08/2020 Editor

Many seniors formerly frequenting classes at various U3A locations found them abruptly curtailed as a result of Covid-19. June MacDonald a team leader at the University of the Third Age, Nunawading, in an endeavour to […]

SPMBC members & public on dock

Sea legs on Surrey Park Lake

06/03/2020 Editor

Surrey Park Lake (otherwise known as ‘Surrey Dive’) is the location of The Surrey Park Model Boat Club, started in the 1980s by a small group of model boat enthusiasts. The lake was formerly a quarry supplying clay to the local brickworks which, when the pit was exhausted, was allowed to fill with water and became the local swimming pool.

cycle of disadvantage

Education for everyone

01/12/2019 Editor

Today, one in six Australian children and young people live in poverty1, where even life’s basic needs are hard to come by. When families experience financial disadvantage children can fall behind with their learning, leaving them more vulnerable to experiencing hardship later in the life.