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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Local People

M’DINDI: Art Show Success

Bumper crowds turned out over the Easter weekend to enjoy the display of works at the Rotary Club of Alexandra’s 51st Annual Easter Art Show. Entries, sales and average sale price were all up on previous years.The Alexandra Art Excellence Award was won by Lorraine Lewitzka, with ‘Lunch Date’, Section One, Oil or Acrylic, was

M’DINDI: Help to identify wasps

Murrindindi Shire Council wants to assist local people in telling the difference between a European wasp and a native wasp. “While many different species of wasps, bees and flies have black and yellow stripes, there are differences in both the appearance and behaviour of European wasps that will help you tell the difference,” said a

M’DINDI: On Taungurung Land

Murrindindi Shire Council hosted the launch of On Taungurung Land: Sharing History and Culture by Roy Henry Patterson and Dr Jennifer Jones, at Alexandra Library. Murrindindi Shire Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said she was proud to welcome guests with an acknowledgement to country – including a number of Uncle Roy’s family. “This was a truly

PENINSULA: Locals awarded honours

A number of local people in the Mornington Peninsula-Greater Dandenong region were recognised in last week’s Australia Day Honours. Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of AustraliaMr Michael Raymond BUXTON, Portsea. For significant service to the visual arts, and to the property development sector.Mr Robert Samuel McKAY, Sorrento. For significant service

BOROONDARA: Joint honour for top citizens

Yvonne Giltinan and Dr Elaine Ong were last week recognised as joint Boroondara Citizens of the Year, and Aidan Dimitriadis was announced as Young Citizen of the Year. Yvonne Giltinan is founder and choral director of the Yarra Gospel Community Choir. Over the past 17 years, she has grown the choir from just four original

SOUTH-EAST: Locals named in Honours

Inner south-east Melbourne residents were prominent in last week’s Australia Day Honours: Companion (AC) in the General Divisionof the Order of AustraliaRabbi Dr John Simon LEVI AM, Malvern East. For eminent service to Judaism through seminal roles with religious, community and historical organisations, to the advancement of interfaith understanding, tolerance and collaboration, and to education.

MURRINDINDI: Elise is Citizen of the Year

Elise Anderson of Alexandra was announced as Murrindindi Citizen of the Year at the Alexandra Australia Day ceremony.Cr Damian Gallagher made the presentation at Rotary Park.Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said: “Elise has demonstrated an extraordinary passion and commitment to helping the Alexandra community and I’m in total admiration of all that she has achieved since

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