Monthly Archives: February 2015

Warrandyte crash leaves truck in bushes

A truck had to be pulled from the roadside after a two-vehicle collision today in South Warrandyte.

The incident involving a truck and a utility vehicle happenedĀ on the corner of Falconer and Warrandyte roads at about 7.30am today.

The driver of the utility vehicle has been issued with an infringement notice for failing to give way.

Warrandyte police saidĀ there were no injuries.

Five for Friday (Feb 27)

1. Time to grab hold of those furry balls and have a hit at the Warrandyte Tennis Club for its open day on Sunday at the clubrooms in Taroona Avenue. From 9am – 12 noon with Bar & One Pablo Tapas & Paella truck. FREE fun activities for all ages and experience. FAST4, Hot Shots, Social Play, Cardio Tennis, Targets & more.

2. Also on Sunday is the mighty Run Warrandyte at Warrandyte Reserve, with races beginning at 8am. Races include: Quinton’s SUPA IGA 2.25km; Ruby Tuesday Jewellery 4km; Harding’s Swift Caravan Services 8km; Warran Glen Garden Centre and Cafe 12km; and the Crystal Brook Tourist Park Under 8’s Oval Dash.

3. Grand Hotel Warrandyte tonight. Peter Grant’s rockin’ out, great food, cold beer, great wine, top people. Let’s go!

4. Blatant Plug for an advertiser. Warran Glen Garden Centre & Cafe – grab some plants, have a browse in the gorgeous shop and chow down in the beautiful cafe out the back where there are all sorts of goodies.

5. Diary deadline is today! All advertising and editorial copy closes as we put together another beast of an edition next week.

 

Wham, bam … Bloods smash 584!

WARRANDYTE Cricket Club’s Fourth XI smashed a new club record at home yesterday by amassing 9 for 584 in Round 14 of the Ringwood & District Cricket Association.

Scoresby Ferndale were left standing shell-shocked after the Bloods went on a rampage with Jimmy Weatherley leading the charge with 190 (22 fours and 7 sixes), and he was ably supported by fellow smashing machines Dylan Burns 75, Aaron Closs 58 and Brandon Stafford 50.

Ben Sproat must have given his crystal ball a good rub early in the day when he posted a note to the club’s Facebook page, tipping: “Expecting the 4s to make at least 400.”

Find out more in the next edition of the Warrandyte Diary when Ryan Hoiberg delivers his monthly report.

 

Five For Friday (February 20, 2015)

1. The French return and so does Warrandyte’s annual Pottery Expo on the riverbank all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, as eight French and 50 of Australia’s finest ceramic artists present and sell their work. For more visit www.potteryexpo.com

2. The Junior Bloods are back! Official season launch for the Warrandyte Junior Football Club as they get down and dirty at Clifford Park on Sunday at the Challenge Valley adventure obstacle course.

3. The Warrandyte Uniting Church are whipping up a storm in the pancakes department, out the front of Quinton’s IGA tomorrow (Saturday).

4. The Grand Hotel Warrandyte will be rockin’ again tonight with the Long Gone Daddys. Be there.

5. Blatant plug for one of our loyal advertisers – how’s your mouth health, Ralph? Keep Smiling can sort you out for natural looking dentures, relines and repairs, laminated mouthguards (footy season is starting, after all!), and all with on the spot health claims. Call Jacqueline Bell on 9844 4321.

 

 

Drivers ignore “no U-turn” sign near Anderson’s Creek Primary School

PARENTS of students at Anderson’s Creek Primary School have raised concerns about drivers not paying attention to the new “No U-turn” sign at the intersection of Colin Ave and Drysdale Road in Warrandyte.

One mum said: “Obviously people are not so observant as they are still completing their U-turns even with the new sign there. We’re hoping to get the police to enfore it as drivers are just totally ignoring it. A child is going to get seriously hurt or worse if people don’t stop doing the U-turns.”

The no U-turn sign applies to all times, day and night, and not just during school hours.