Monday, September 6, 2010

News relating to Eltham and Eltham residents

The following is a collection of links to news articles relating to Eltham and Eltham residents.

Eltham College student Fletcher O’Leary is already a familiar face to fans on the popular soap, Neighbours, on which he played the character, Mickey Gannon, for more than two years.

Attendance has more than tripled, and many, like 43-year-old Martel Davey, of Eltham, literally “stumbled” upon the choir after she heard the members practising during a visit to the doctor at the Banyule Community Health Centre.

A LOST masterpiece belonging to one of the founders of the Heidelberg School has been found after laying unrecognised in a private collection for almost 40 years.

ELTHAM East Primary School’s Stella Ascott and Brendon Eanes proudly rode home on shiny new bikes last week.

WHEN Prof Graeme Clark, AC, told his peers in the 1960s he was going to use electricity to help deaf people hear they told him it would never work.

The first entry, tweeted in yesterday, warns that two magpies are swooping along River Gum Walk in Heidelberg. Other birds are also swooping in Eltham North and Hampton East.

TV thief caught on camera at Eltham store

A GROUP of about 15 Eltham North students were lucky to escape unharmed when a blaze tore through the roof of their school’s newly refurbished theatre last week.

A ST ANDREWS man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after an assault in Eltham on Friday night.

Lilydale was the hardest hit with 36 calls, followed by Eltham with 35

POLICE are investigating a vicious, unprovoked attack on a man by a gang of up to 10 men at the Eltham railway station car park on Friday night.

Less than 24 hours after the release of the Bushfires Royal Commission final report, Ms Westall felt her private grief had become public property.

Around 25 CFA firefighters are attending the blaze at St Helena Secondary College, in Eltham North, which has been going since 5.35pm.

A GROUP of former Eltham RSL members are calling for donations to fund a legal battle over ownership of the club’s former headquarters.

Artist Joan Pickard said about eight of the 22 message sticks on display at Eltham Library Community Gallery had been stolen since the exhibition

Matthew Carnell, 21, and Bessie Grant, 19, who are both apprentice chefs at Mercers Restaurant in Eltham, teamed up for the state final of the competition last month.

FOR 11 years Peter Brundell’s world has been "out of kilter".

A 48-year-old woman has been found alive and well after spending the night lost in bushland near a ski resort north-east of Melbourne.

Gary Jones of Eltham's G and R Gasfitting and Plumbing said he had been getting up to 20 calls a day from people seeking to have their heaters repaired or serviced.

A COUNCIL in one of the state's most bushfire-prone areas is already backsliding on fire-prevention policies, launching a legal bid to try to hinder residents' ability to clear trees on their property, a resident says.

A SEX offender who bombarded young girls with sick texts just days after walking from prison has been jailed for at least 2 1/2 years.

Eltham’s Terry Larson, who has more than 10 years experience in psychological counselling, has been engaged by the North East Valley Division of General Practice to provide outreach services.

The latest refuge sites are Diamond Creek Community Centre, the Yarrambat Golf Course clubrooms, Hurstbridge Basketball Stadium, the open area surrounding the stadium and Eltham Lower Park.

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a pub glassing attack that left a teenager with permanent facial injuries.

Yesterday, board member Harold Mitchell announced that the prep to year 8 school, which is an initiative of Eltham College, will extend its innovative education model to the senior years, with a year 10-12 campus to open in 2013.

Eltham artist paints a picture life on the edge

LONG-term development plans for Eltham and Diamond Creek will be directed to an independent panel after Nillumbik Council conceded its plans failed to address stakeholders' concerns.

Mr O’Donnell said trees had come down onto powerlines across the Diamond Valley and a large tree had crashed into the roof of a unit in Park Rd, Eltham, this afternoon.

Eltham canine behaviour specialist Catherine Saunders is worried.

Mr Hemming said he picked up 30 green bags full of food from Eltham Primary School last week after students rallied to collect canned goods and other non-perishable items.

Mr Mitchell has lived in St Andrews since 1974 and was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Eltham College.

Kelvin Eldridge

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