Volunteers celebrate 10 years of service

WHILE it’s more common to see CFA volunteers fighting fires in the bush, their Coast Guard counterparts are also around to keep boaties safe when there’s smoke on the water. This year, the Coast Guar...

Sewage flows to a Mt Eliza beach

SOUTH East Water crews were busy last week trying to repair a broken pipe which sent raw sewage cascading down the Earimil Steps escarpment into Earimil Creek. Mt Eliza resident Des Berry said he fou...

Digger in bid to refloat boat

THE owner of a motor launch washed ashore at Fisherman’s beach, Mornington, on Friday hired an excavator to dig a channel so that another boat could drag it into deep water. The master of the 11.8 me...

Anxious wait for pick a project cash

FIFTY-SIX active and engaged groups on the Mornington Peninsula are waiting anxiously to see the results of the Pick My Project “competition” being run by the state government. The Victorian-first co...

Young jobseekers’ ‘passport’ to a better future

WHILE most young people on the Mornington Peninsula have the benefits of living within strong family structures supported by positive role models and a sound education improving their job prospects –...

Beach, car park litter give user that sinking feeling

SEAWEED and litter build-up on Tassels Cove beach at Martha Cove is irritating one user who thinks the council should make a bigger splash in its clean-up efforts. Ken May said the Marine Drive beach...

Painters hone their skills to beat Parkinson’s

A DESIRE to give something back to the community after she retired prompted occupational therapist Pamela Farrington to start the Mt Martha creative group Painting with Parkinson’s. Now, however, she...

Getting fit, having fun the goal for all abilities

RECREATIONAL and educational activities for people of varying abilities, held Wednesdays at the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, Mornington, are popular. The Fit N Fun program allows up to 40 partici...

Stringers still doing what it does best

SORRENTO’S landmark Stringers Store is being readied for its next century. The two-storey limestone building, which changed hands in March, has always been a merchant’s store of some description, wit...

Walk aims to shake off debilitating disorder

WHEN Dave Smith crosses the finish line in the Dystonia Walk next month he will have his two daughters beside him and friends and supporters out in front to welcome him home. The Dystonia sufferer is...