Scouts at VicJam

Scouts go from Lockdown to Jamboree

28/02/2022 Guest Author

After two years of restrictions, 1st Bennettswood Scouts, along with 1st Ferntree Gully and Mont Albert North, have experienced one of the greatest times in Scouting – with thousands of their fellow Scouts. They attended VicJam – an 11-day […]
Mont Albert Road

The future of Mont Albert Station

09/12/2021 Guest Author

Last year the Victorian Government announced its intention to remove ten more dangerous and congested level crossings. This decision will result in a new railway station to replace the current Surrey Hills and Mont Albert […]

Being scam-aware

04/09/2021 Editor

Scamming is now a major concern for Australia, and other countries like the USA and UK with most calls emanating from Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) […]
Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends

03/09/2021 Guest Author

The Compassionate Friends is a worldwide organisation, dedicated to providing peer support to parents, siblings and grandparents following the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, at any age and from any cause. They promote […]
Box Hill Mini Railway

Box Hill Mini Steam Railway

03/09/2021 Chris Gray

The Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway is located in Elgar Park , and open to the public on the third Sunday of every month (second Sunday in December).
Homelessness Melbourne

Homeless in Melbourne

03/09/2021 Editor

ustralian Bureau of Statistics Census data indicates that homelessness in eastern and southern Melbourne is only slightly less than the Victorian average.

100% Volunteering

28/05/2021 Editor

I know of at least three local not-for-profit organisations run very successfully solely by volunteers with absolutely no paid staff. The first, of course, is The Bulletin, now in its 41st year and which relies […]