Outdoor artists to exhibit

WORKS by the late Mt Martha artist Rudi Fuchs will feature at the Peninsula Plein Air Painters annual exhibition and sale at Sorrento over Easter. Fuchs, 88 who passed away last December, was born in...

Monkey makes bid for Easter symbol

USING a rabbit as a symbol for Easter and the tradition of distributing chocolate eggs prompted an Australia-only push to replace the agricultural pest with the more environmentally friendly bilby. T...

Search for missing Bittern woman

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing woman Clare Hutson. The 71-year-old Bittern woman was last seen at her Island View Crescent home on Sunday. Investigators believe Cla...

School’s 90 years of catholic education

ST JOSEPH’S Primary School, Crib Point, is holding a year of celebration to commemorate 90 years of catholic education in Crib Point. St Joseph’s, in Martin St, was opened in 1927 by Archbishop Manni...

Tractor, 4WD collide

A TRACTOR and a four-wheel-drive were severely damaged when they collided on the Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring, Monday morning. Sergeant Bruce Buchan, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the crash...

Courage award for slain jeweller

SLAIN Hastings jeweller Dermot O’Toole has been awarded the Star of Courage in the Australian Bravery Awards. The awards announced over the weekend recognise those who put their own lives at risk to ...

Award for ‘tireless’ worker

FELIX Arena, pictured, has been named Somerville Community Member of the Year. The award – announced at Somerville Family Day on Monday 13 March –  was made in response to his “selfless c...

Beleura boys shine in NZ

BELEURA Junior Football Club representatives Matty Mayne and Khyal Jacobson have excelled in the 2017 AFLNZ Premiership held in New Zealand. AFLNZ approached the boys at the start of the year to part...

Mornington too strong, Baxter ends Heart’s run

SOCCER By Craig MacKenzie MORNINGTON’S title threepeat attempt got off to a flyer last Friday night with an impressive 2-0 away win over Casey Comets. Adam Jamieson’s men bossed their fancied opponen...

Eels look to moon before next move

By Barry Morris IT IS the great mysterious love story of estuaries and creeks across the Mornington Peninsula that has its beginning and end 4000 kilometres away in the Coral Sea. Short-finned eels (...