Bottle it up

 Rayners Orchard started fruit bottling workshops in the summer of 2010. It was something the Woori Yallock farm had always done to preserve its own fruit, owner Len Rayner said. “We already live in a world where we struggle to sustain enough non-genetically modified food and we also have to contend with the problem of […]

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Winter wonderland

 Winter is a great time to get out and about in Marysville and surrounds. Once the temperature drops, toboggans, building a snowman and catching snowflakes are all on the cards. Outside the air is crisp and clean and there’s a vast expanse of forest to discover, Marysville Triangle Business and Tourism says. From towering trees […]

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Grand Old Lady of Healesville

The elegant, heritage façade of the Grand Hotel Healesville, which greets visitors as they travel up the Maroondah Highway, has become an icon of the area – much like the hotel itself. For over 130 years the Grand Hotel has been a favourite haunt of locals. Like many in the area, the current owners also […]

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A night out

Art in its rawest, most beautiful form can be seen in a theatre. Dramas and tragedies connect audiences with human touch, human feelings. There is something primordial about going to the theatre on a cold winter’s night, dressing up in a warm coat and coming together to enjoy dinner, wine and a unique play that […]

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Wine and dine for devils

Healesville Sanctuary is putting on a devilishly good weekend this winter. The zoo’s Wine and Wildlife celebration is back with an even bigger event space offering food, drinks and entertainment across the entire Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Proceeds from ticket sales help Zoos Victoria save the endangered Tasmanian devil from extinction. Visitors can sample and […]

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Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

Among the glamour of the flapper era where pearls and feathers, silk bow ties and braces are the fashion, there has been a murder on the Puffing Billy Express. To those who are addicted to true crime documentaries and find themselves reading thrillers and mystery novels late into the night: it’s time to put your […]

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