Keeping track of erosion

BEACHES and foreshores along Port Phillip Bay will be monitored for signs of erosion and renourished as part of a $4.8 million state government project. The Protection of Port Phillip Beaches and For...

Art for judging

ARTISTS have again been behind their easels creating works for the Sorrento Rotary Club’s annual art show. Now in its 30th year, the show last year raised more than $65,000 for community projects on ...

Portsea pub sale

PRESS reports, Friday, have confirmed that the Portsea hotel freehold has sold for $17.1 million. The proposed sale was tipped in The News (“Overseas investor eyes on us”, 25/8/15) with owner Colonia...

Birthday treat as MP sings for Magpies

AT 100, Reg Craig is still a force to be reckoned with. While celebrating his 100th birthday friends recalled his advocacy work within the community and saw proof of his power when Flinders MP Greg H...

Checks ‘ease risk’

UNITED Energy is increasing inspections to find faulty power lines in a bid to reduce the risk of fires. Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced the increase when responding to calls ...

Faulty power lines fuel fire fears

FIREFIGHTERS in the Main Ridge-Red Hill area are alarmed that the succession of fires starting under powerlines will continue through the next several months, into the drier high-risk fire period. Th...

Year of luck after double cross win

YOU can’t keep a good man down – as Matthew Papadimitriou, 19, of Rowville, above, proved when he won the race for the wooden cross for the second year in a row at Wednesday’s (6 January) Blessing of...

Disabled, but ready for the surf

THE Mornington Peninsula branch of the Disabled Surfers’ Association is holding the first of this year’s two surfing events at Point Leo on Saturday (16 January). Volunteers should be at the Point Le...

Photo finish at closest Rye Gift yet

By Barry Irving RYE Sports & Social Club hosted the 42nd running of Rye’s premier sporting event, the Rye Gift, on Saturday. In perfect weather for an athletics carnival, the Victorian Athletic L...

Balnarring back in the race

SUB-DISTRICT A REAL race for a place in the finals has developed in MPCA Sub District cricket following the opening match of the New Year. While Dromana and Hastings are nestled nicely in the top two...