Bellbird Dell steps

Bellbird Dell

23/11/2018 Guest Author

PRIOR to the first European settlers, Bellbird Dell’s landscape was thickly timbered bushland with Kooris of the Wurundjeri tribe hunting and camping in the creeks and gullies. The creek flowed from north of the Dell, through it, and on to join the Dandenong Creek.

The nature play movement

The Teacher Environment Network

23/11/2018 Guest Author

The Teacher Environment Network (TEN) is coordinated between the City of Boroondara and the City of Monash to assist schools and teachers relating to sustainability. TEN offers services and resources to schools about the environment, becoming actively involved in the community, encouraging students to walk or ride their bikes to school and to live more sustainably.

Hamper food ready for packing

Local Community Food Drive

23/11/2018 Guest Author

THE public image of any community does not always tell the whole story of the lives of its residents or of the challenges they face. For some, there are times when assistance is needed for sudden setbacks or long term stress. That is when agencies such as Uniting East Burwood can offer a helping hand – including emergency relief, financial advice, personal counselling, or simply companionship.

Bark for Life walkers

Bark for life

31/08/2018 Guest Author

Cancer Council Victoria’s popular event, Bark For Life, is back at Jells Park this year and dog lovers of all ages in Victoria are encouraged to grab their pooch and get involved. Bark For Life is an event honouring the caring qualities of dogs during a human cancer experience and is an offshoot of the popular Relay For Life events. Next event on 28 October 2018 starts 9:50am at Jells Park.

Alamein Community Gardens

A growing Community Garden in Alamein

31/08/2018 Guest Author

The Alamein Community Garden (ACG) means so many things to so many people. Established in the early 1980s by the Alamein Community Committee (now the Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre [ANLC]), the garden was the brainchild of local residents who saw a need for community members to have the chance to grow their own produce.

Scottish Reel

A reel joy

31/08/2018 Guest Author

What is Scottish Country Dancing and why does the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) promote it so widely as offering fun, fitness and friendship for those who attend classes around the world?

Celtic Jam

Celtic Jam

31/08/2018 Guest Author

“How do the musicians know what to play”? This is the most common question asked by punters when they first experience a traditional Celtic music session, probably in an Irish pub. Unlike at other music events, there aren’t any music stands or sheet music in front of the players, just a roomful of musicians on acoustic instruments in sync together.

Bob Poulter at Valley View Nurseries in the 1940s using a rotary hoe with Arthur Poulter in the background.

The Poulters: a Family Farm

02/06/2018 Guest Author

THE Poulter family were prominent farmers in Burwood and Ashburton for many years. Can you imagine owning nine acres of land on Boundary Road Burwood, now the corner of Warrigal Road and Ventura Street Ashwood? Purchased in 1922 for just £1550! This soon became the location of R. Poulter and Sons, Frimley Carnation Nurseries.

Library under construction at a recent Street Library maker day;

Reading is freedom

02/06/2018 Guest Author

STREET Libraries are a beautiful home for books planted in your front yard. Accessible from the street, they are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours. If anyone has a book or two that they think others would enjoy, they just pop it into any Street Library they happen to be passing.

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

02/06/2018 Guest Author

PLANET Ark invites you to join the country’s biggest nature care initiative and community tree planting event on National Tree Day on Sunday 29 July.