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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Local People

Fun times at Marysville Jazz and Blues Festival

Crowds are flocking to Marysville this weekend (Oct. 18-20) to enjoy the annual Jazz and Blues Festival. Madison Taylor and Ellen Pogson were pictured on Saturday at the MIRA Centre by The Local Paper. A photo feature page will be published in The Local Paper on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

Aunty Dot Peters remembered

‘Aunty Dot’ Peters was remembered by Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish in State Parliament this week. “A large crowd gathered at the Healesville football ground on Tuesday, October 1, to celebrate and remember community stalwart and Aboriginal elder Aunty Dot Peters,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly. “Dorothy Peters was born in Healesville and lived there

Greg installed as Alex’s Masonic leader

Greg Thorneycroft was installed as ‘Worshipful Master’ of the Albert Edward Lodge at the Alexandra Masonic Centre on Thursday (Oct. 17). The ceremony was carried out by Freemasons Victoria Junior Grand Warden, Christopher Scott, on a night attended by a good number of members and ladies. The investiture of officers was carried out by the

Sizzler for Alexandra cubs

The cubs of 1st Alexandra Scouts held a sausage sizzle fundraiser outside Foodworks Alexandra on Saturday. Pictured are Kate Jenkins (‘Raksha’), Kelly Menzies (‘Akela’), Eric De Groot and Aryeon De Goot.

Obituary: Jean Marjorie Mahoney

Grand-daughter Tracy Joyce delivered this eulogy for Jean Mahoney on Friday (Sept. 27): Some people come into this world who are special, they touch the lives of many and leave the world a better place. My Gran, Jean Mahoney, was one of those people. Always good for a laugh and joke, Jean Mahoney nee Phillips

Sneak peek of Whittlesea photo-feature page

The Whittlesea Agricultural Society held a special day – ‘Restoration Journey’ – today (Sunday). Here’s a sneak peek of our photo feature page in this week’s Local Paper.

Big Grand Final day – and night – across Murrindindi

It’s been a big AFL Grand Final Day – and night – across the Murrindindi region. The Local Paper photographer spent happy times with locals across the region. More photos in this week’s Local Paper.

Howard Purcell’s 80th birthday

Yea identity Howard Purcell celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday (Sept. 22). The Local Paper photographer was invited to capture the celebrations.

Success for Yea Garden Expo

Big crowd numbers have been recorded at the Yea Garden Expo held at the Yea Saleyards. The event is organised by members of the Rotary Club of Yea.

Lorraine wins day care award

Chum Creek family day care educator Lorraine Thomas has been recognised as one of Australia’s finest early childhood educators. Lorraine has been announced as the Yarra Valley and High Country regional winner in the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards. Lorraine, who is registered with Murrindindi Family Day Care, is one of more than

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