Fast-track for stadium rebuild

WORK will start on rebuilding the Somerville Recreation Centre early in January. A $1.3 million grant has been received from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, with Morningt...

Drowning that made world news

ALTHOUGH it was 50 years ago, many Australians can recall where they were when they heard that Australia had “lost” its 17th prime minister, Harold Holt. The news reverberated around the world, not n...

Woodworkers add to Christmas joy

ELVES at the Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula have been busy throughout the year hand-making wooden toys. On Saturday 9 December Woodworkers’ president John Bayliss supervised the handover of th...

Diver rescued

A SCUBA diver was lucky not to be washed out through The Rip in strong currents last week. The 51-year-old, of Springvale, was diving alone north of Rye pier when he got into trouble, 3.20pm, Thursda...

‘Bag ladies’ praised for pollution fight

THE campaign to rid the Mornington Peninsula of plastic bags is being made easier by the work of volunteers who make Boomerang bags. The workers were eager participants at a presentation at La Casa N...

Man, 40, charged over burglary

A CAPEL Sound man has been charged with aggravated burglary after a raid on a Carrum Downs house, 9.20am, Friday 8 December. The offender is alleged to have smashed a side window at the Shearwater Dr...

Slow crawl to fill pool hopes

THE long, slow crawl to a new aquatic centre at Rosebud is now focussed on public reaction to a business case comparing costs associated with building a 25 metre or a 50 metre long pool. Analysis of ...

Hoarding art to push graffiti aside

A GROUP of artists from the southern peninsula has made their colourful mark on the royal blue hoarding surrounding a development block at 2217-23 Point Nepean Rd, Rye. Their handiwork has come about...

Greening new gaffer of Eagles

SOCCER SOMERVILLE Eagles are flying high after last Friday’s announcement that goalscoring legend David Greening will be the club’s new player-coach for 2018. Greening is the second founding member o...

Frogs leap to the top after victory

SUB-DISTRICT TOOTGAROOK will spend the MPCA Sub District Christmas break on top of the ladder after recording a solid victory against Carrum Downs on Saturday. It was a tough task for the Frogs, chas...