Poison canisters warning for beaches

BEACHGOERS are being reminded not to open any containers washed up on Mornington Peninsula beaches. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority warned toxic canisters in the Torres Strait, Queensland, N...

Octogenarian still swimming for gold

FEW 81-year-olds are as active as Lois Dennington. Still working full time in Mornington, the octogenarian is set to represent Victoria in five swimming events at the Australian Masters Games. She st...

No butts as footy club leads way

MT Martha Junior Football Club is the first junior sporting club to sign on to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter. President Warren Davies said the club hoped other sporting clubs ...

Chopper busy with rescues

TWO snorkelers were rescued by the Police Air Wing Saturday afternoon after being stuck in an inlet near Tasman Drive, Rye. The Frankston couple were with a Richmond man – all aged 23 – when the woma...

Association straightens record on footpath plan

SOMERS Residents’ Association (SRA) has issued a written explanation to correct “misinformation” about its role in Mornington Peninsula’s Shire’s footpath plan for the village. SRA president Kingsley...

Chinese check biosphere’s water works

THE involvement of secondary college students in managing the environmental health of a creek draining into Western Port has attracted the interest of Chinese water quality experts. Somerville Second...

Mum would have been proud – not

Two brothers have had their cars impounded after one was caught over the limit doing a burnout and the other unlicensed in Mornington. Mornington police were patrolling Main Street when they heard th...

Arthurs Seat areas closed for 15 months

THE summit picnic area atop Arthurs Seat and the car park at the bottom will be closed for about 15 months during the construction of the gondola ride, Parks Victoria stated last week. Parks Victoria...

Walkers think of missing toddler

THE tragic disappearance of NSW toddler William Tyrrell one year ago last week was commemorated by walks in caring communities around the world. In Mornington, about 100 people walked from the Mornin...

A year of sporting highlights

YOUNG football star Perry Lewis-Smith has won swags of league and club awards after a sterling footy season. The Mornington Secondary College 2014 Sportsman of the Year played well throughout the Sou...