Children’s hub for the ages

A new-look Chalcot Lodge Childrens Centre in Endeavour Hills has moved with the times, expanding into a community hub for groups of all ages. The $782,000 upgrade includes a new multi-purpose community room, a flexible consulting room, a community kitchen, outdoor play area and an upgraded kindergarten. The 40-year-old building’s furnishings, fittings, equipment, facade, front […]

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Stolen car smashes lounge room

At first, Chantal George thought what there had been a loud crash out in the Eumemmerring street in the wet, early hours of Monday 3 June. Still awake at 1.30am, she ran to investigate – and then noticed her front lounge room. Poking through its shattered front windows was the nose of a white Volkswagen […]

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Bright start for Doveton’s family hub

Doveton’s spectacular new community hub opened to fanfare and sunshine at a celebration on Saturday 25 May. The $5.27 million Autumn Place Community Hub includes a redeveloped four-year-olds kindergarten with outdoor play spaces, two maternal and child health consulting rooms and a multi-purpose room, kitchen and courtyard. It also includes an improved outdoors park, playground […]

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Bec Cole isn’t stopping now

There is an absolute superstar of basketball currently plying her trade for the Dandenong Rangers in the NBL1 competition and it’s time to take note. Bec Cole has long been a guard with speed to burn and a real passion for the game. This season for the Rangers, Cole has taken her game to a […]

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Rescue pony enjoys second chance

A rescued Welsh pony has got a ‘second life’ as a popular figure at Riding Develops Abilities (RDA) Doveton. Late last year, Olivia had been saved from a neglectful home by RSPCA and passed on for months of rehabilitation with Project Hope. The charity then offered her to the RDA, where she is the horse […]

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Police hunt for road-rage driver

Police have released a facial composite of a man believed to have been involved in a road-rage stabbing in Hallam on 10 April. A white Daihatsu Delta truck reportedly rammed a blue Mitsubishi Pajero on Belgrave-Hallam Road about 2.25pm on Wednesday 10 April. Both drivers got out and brawled near the Monash Freeway off-ramp, police […]

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