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.

Maranoa Gardens

Burwood Walks #22: A Walk of Contrasts

31/08/2018 Mark Learmonth

Our twenty-second in this series of walks begins in the centre of Box Hill, a major public transport hub for trains, buses and a tram. We start the walk on the corner of Station and Bank Streets, at the exit of this underpass (Melway 75A F4). The walk is about 7km and can easily be broken into parts.

Pat Palmer

Pat Palmer: the code was the thing

31/08/2018 Chris Gray

Pat Palmer rises to greet me as I enter her comfortable, spacious room at Camberwell Green. The dresser is crowded with family photos and, as she tells me, despite her 93 years and a recent stroke she has no intention of shuffling off this mortal coil yet; she has too much still to experience.

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.

Iris (middle), purchases in hand, ca 1940

A teenager’s war

31/08/2018 Raine Biancalt

Two years before she died in 1984 for a history assignment I interviewed my mother Iris from the perspective of a ‘Melbourne teenager during World War II’. I was often surprised by her comments about life at the time.

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.

Vintage Morris Club Event August 1957

Shake, rattle and roll

31/08/2018 Barry Gomm

Cars built during the vintage years 1919 to 1930 are now very much in demand but that was not always the case. For five to six years after WWll the production of new cars barely caught up with demand, in fact it was commonplace for prospective buyers to be on lengthy waiting lists.

Kookung Creek Trail

Biking around Burwood

31/08/2018 Colin Stephen

Looking for a cheap, pleasurable and safe activity that will keep you healthy? Bicycling through a series of interconnected and renovated green suburban belts might be just the thing you’re looking for.

garden party

Suzsi’s garden – Green, green grass of home

31/08/2018 Suzsi Mandeville

Spring is the time to prepare your lawn for summer. Your grass has endured a long cold winter and won’t have taken up any nutrients. It may look sad and yellow. My grass has amazing green patches – but on closer inspection, it turns out that they’re weeds!