Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Desperate shortage of foster carers in Manningham

Templestowe resident Lorna, who has been fostering children for four years, said public perceptions of foster caring had to change.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Templestowe mansion was chosen as the home for Gary Sweet's character

Gary Sweet and Steve Le Marquand star in the new crime drama/comedy Small Time Gangsters, which was partly shot in Bulleen and Templestowe.... Read More

For those interested, whilst doing a letter drop for the last state election in November 2010 I observed the shoot in progress in Dumossa Avenue, which is near Bulleen Plaza.

- Kelvin Eldridge

Australian-based Secret Recipe director Ming Low

In Melbourne, Secret Recipe has a central kitchen at Templestowe, where its cakes, sauces and pastes are prepared daily and delivered chilled and fresh to its shops seven days a week.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Rhonda Brian, 57, had promised Brian Quinton on his deathbed

A BOOKKEEPER who took advantage of a grieving widow and embezzled $165,500 from the Warrandyte IGA has walked free from court.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Talking tough but necessary, says Templestowe veteran

TEMPLESTOWE veteran Dick Goold feels that talking about his harrowing World War II posting to Papua New Guinea is difficult but necessary.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

IN Melbourne's seedy underworld of bloodshed and drugs, Tony Mokbel was a king

He had interests in a $2.4m property in Templestowe, owned nightclubs in South Yarra, rows of shops in Coburg and a $1.5m mansion in Melbourne's east.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How to check Apple iPad 2 availability at Doncaster Shoppingtown

I dropped into the Apple store at Doncaster Shoppingtown to check the availability of the Apple iPad 2. The staff member told me there was a web site on a sign in the window where you can reserve an iPad 2 and if you are lucky you can come into the store and pick up the iPad 2 the next day.

Reserving the iPad 2 isn’t a purchase, but it doesn reserve a unit for you.

According to the sign if you are interested in an iPad 2 you should try to reserve one at 9pm. If you’re lucky you’ll receive confirmation.

I’ve been checking the site for nearly the past week at various times (mostly quite a while after 9pm) and so far I’ve only seen stock on one night and just a couple of models.


For those interested the site is:

Good luck.

Kelvin Eldridge

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Templestowe Arts Centre may go to pay for hub

I remember the many activities our children and those of our neighbours participated in at the Templestowe Arts Centre.

It appears to me so much of our rate payers dollars are being centralised around Doncaster Hill at the expense of facilities local to residents in their local area. I personally don’t think this is right. However it is up to residents to let their voices be known. In the end we will only have ourselves to blame if we say nothing and do nothing. The next generation will be forced to travel further and fight through the gridlocked traffic around Doncaster Hill.
MANNINGHAM Council wants to sell the Templestowe Arts Centre to help pay for its $38 million civic hub in Doncaster
.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Mother marks 20 years since Karmein Chan's murder

It has been 20 years since 13-year-old Karmein Chan was abducted while babysitting her two younger sisters at their Templestowe home.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Parks a plus for content Manningham residents

Templestowe’s Helen Salomon, who runs a monthly walking group, said Manningham residents were lucky to have such a variety of open spaces.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011