Mangroves planted to stem erosion

MANGROVES are part of a trial to stop coastal erosion in Western Port. About 500 seedlings have been planted in a trial on the foreshore of Churchill Island Marine National Park off Phillip Island. T...

New club reads between the lines

HAVE you ever felt like discussing the finer points of literature with fellow passengers while sitting on a train on the Frankston line? Well now is your chance, with the Books on the Rail project co...

Angler hooks champion tag with 11.8kg fish

LANGWARRIN fisherman Harry Sellers is the 2016 Victorian Amateur Snapper Champion after he landed an 11.866kg fish over the Melbourne Cup weekend. Jake Milligan, of Mornington, was a close runner up ...

Artists open doors to their works

THE works and methods of artists will be on display for four days this month when studio doors are thrown open during the annual Peninsula Studio Trail. The artists have produced a map that can be us...

Lifelong partners after shipboard romance

ROSEBUD residents Margaret and Mike Ringham are aware that fate moves in mysterious and wonderful ways. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Trofeo Estate, Dromana, with their fami...

Memorial reflects on former school leader

MICHAEL Mann made a lasting impression on dozens of teenagers during his 28-year career at Rosebud Secondary College. Mr Mann died in 2011 while assistant principal and the positive impact that he ha...

Thieves target peninsula servos

MORNINGTON Peninsula service stations are increasingly being targeted by late-night thieves. The Red Hill United servo was hit for the fifth time overnight on Wednesday 2 November, after previous rob...

Contest worth the weight

IF you noticed a lot of huge men around Frankston last Saturday (29 October), there’s a strong chance they were part of a fast-growing powerlifting craze that attracted lifters to town from around th...

Fun run help for hospital

FIVE new beds have been added to the paediatric ward at Frankston Hospital thanks to Mt Eliza Rotary Club’s Kids Fun Run against Mornington Railway Preservat6ion Society’s locomotive, K163. The club ...

College’s graduation rates down again

GRADUATION rates at Evocca College campuses have plunged to new lows amid a belated federal government crackdown on taxpayer funding to the private owned vocational education and training providers. ...