Brave rebirth

‘Rebirth’ is the word for 45-year-old cancer survivor Kathryn Pantorno. Ravaged by years of treatment, a mastectomy and painful rehabilitation, an “embarrassed” Ms Pantorno had taken down her bathroom mirror. Then she was artistically transformed. Her vibrant chrysalis produced by a body-paint artist is there for all to see – in a calendar of women […]

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Kids learn to love the outdoors

It might be a surprise to know that kids are still jumping in puddles, mucking around in bushland and building cubbies. But Heritage Preschool and Rosewood Downs Primary School students are discovering natural play in what they call Bush Kinder. The children and staff from the two campuses make monthly trips together to Tirhatuan Park’s […]

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Noble Park Probus turns 35

 Members celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Combined Probus Club of Noble Park at a lunch on 12 September. The social club, known for convivial outings, holidays and gatherings for 55s and over, lunched at the South Eastern Masonic Centre in Keysborough. The function was marked with a cutting of a birthday cake by members […]

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Bids to preserve history

The clock wound back at a live auction at the former Dandenong Saleyards at Dandenong Showgrounds. Families filled the saleyards’ grandstands, reliving what was a weekly farming tradition for decades in Dandenong on 14 September. The yards, formerly at Cheltenham Road, were a regional drawcard when Dandenong was known as the Gateway to Gippsland. When […]

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New centre ‘hear’ for residents

A new cochlear care centre promises to give south-eastern residents easier access to world-class support and services. The South Eastern Cochlear Care Centre, a partnership between Hearing Australia and Cochlear Australia, was officially opened on Tuesday 17 September by Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor of the multi-channel cochlear implant. It will provide both paediatric and […]

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Lyndale’s speedy authors

There was no writer’s block to be seen at Lyndale Secondary College last month as students raced to complete a brand new book – complete with illustrations – in just 12 consecutive hours. It was all part of the Write a Book in a Day competition, which is run by, and raises funds for, The […]

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