Estuary ‘saviour’ clocks up 20 years

By Barry Morris SHE is the Lady of the Lake – or more accurately – a saviour of Mt Martha’s Balcombe Estuary. Liz Barraclough, OAM, a founding member of BERG Mt Martha 20 years ago, has devoted...

Surfers challenge the chop

PENINSULA Surfriders Club started its 2017 season with a contest at Rye in small, choppy surf. Despite the conditions on Saturday 11 February, secretary Jane Featherston said “impressive performances...

Robbers hit service stations

A MAN wearing a hoodie and armed with a kitchen knife robbed the United service station in Tyabb Rd, Mornington, at 10.15pm on Wednesday 8 February. The man, who covered his face and was described as...

Classical concerts ‘touch hearts’

COMPOSITIONS by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven will be played next month at two concerts by Peninsula Chamber Musicians. The first concert is at Rosebud on Saturday 4 March, followed the next day ...

Car lost in blaze

TWO men were captured on CCTV pouring petrol from a can over a man’s car before setting it alight in Heatherlee Close, Somerville. The men – one aged 17 and the other in his late 20s or early 30s – r...

Centre on fire – again

CFA brigades from Baxter, Langwarrin, Hastings and a breathing apparatus van from Frankston battled a fire which destroyed a portable office at the rear of the Somerville recreation centre on Saturda...

Tennis teen offered ace opportunity

By Ben Triandafillou MOUNT Eliza youngster, Campbell Steedman, secures a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the ballkid’s squad at Roland Garros after earning the title of the “Most Outstanding B...

‘Patch’ may power Mornington title tilt

SOCCER By Craig MacKenzie MORNINGTON is poised to beat a host of suitors to the prized signature of star striker Ryan Paczkowski. “Patch” is believed to be keen on returning to his first Australian c...

Train chase for hospital nursery

TOOTGAROOK’S McCann family have a lot to smile about thanks to the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital. Both of the McCann’s babies spent time at the hospital’s special care nursery after birt...

Foxes on the run in Merricks North

FARMERS near Buckleys Reserve, Merricks North, are being trained to kill foxes and rabbits. The training is part of a feral control project by members of Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare Group. Di...