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November 2020

Pivoting with Love

Unique Essence Aromatherapy makes essential changes My name is Leeanne Hughes and I am the owner and operator of Unique Essence Aromatherapy, located in the beautiful Victorian coastal township of Cape Paterson. Covid-19 has been Read more…

November 2020

Local Treasures

The hills are bursting with microbusinesses, artists, musicians and the self-employed. The natural beauty of the area draws those who seek inspiration to dwell in its lush forest – which is in turn enhanced by Read more…

November 2020

Thunderstorm Asthma

Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis). It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or seasonal hay fever. Having both Read more…

November 2020

Keep It Live

On September 19th and 20th, Emerald-based singer-songwriters Luro and Lili-Violet performed as a part of the ‘Keep It Live Festival’. This fundraiser featured local Dandenong Ranges musicians and artists as well as many Melbourne-based musicians. Read more…

November 2020

Paying It Forward

Belgrave and Tecoma Township Group (BTTG) was recently successful in obtaining a Yarra Ranges Township Group Network grant. With the grant funding, BTTG is working with The Eatery in Tecoma and Mareesa’s Café in Belgrave Read more…

November 2020

Hills Hub Laptop Project

The Hills Hub, Casey Cardinia Libraries (Emerald) and Echo Youth and Family Services have joined forces to help locals bridge the digital divide. One in seven Victorians do not have access to the internet at Read more…

November 2020

A Fairy Dell Family

In 1920, in the old Dennison house on the Tourist Track, a triple-certificated nurse from Ballarat married a Chinese lawyer. Irene May Estelle Connell, nee Harris, married Ling Ah Mouy, aged 52, and settled on Read more…

November 2020

Virtual Market

This is my story which may well be similar to many others. My name is George Steel and I sell my products under my business name, Market Delights. I make all kinds of decorative items, Read more…

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