Family celebration had a Scottish lilt

PIPING in the haggis was a highlight of the 60-year celebration party put on by the Rydels of Dromana and Rosebud. The family of proud Scottish migrants commemorated their arrival in Australia with a...

Comment sought on new library hours

LIBRARY users are being invited to have their say on proposed new opening hours at Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville branches. This comes after a painful restructure of the Mornington Peni...

Rosebud ‘carer’s place’ set to open

A CARER information and support advocate will work two days a week at the Uniting Church, Rosebud, to assist those with disabilities and their parents/carers to receive the information and support th...

Hotel’s revamp ‘too big to handle alone’

CONTINENTAL Hotel proprietor Julian Gerner has put the historic Sorrento pub back on the market after “coming to the conclusion that [its redevelopment] is too big a project to handle alone”. He now ...

New laws flagged for ‘party houses’

OWNERS of so-called “party houses” on the Mornington Peninsula will be in for a tougher time if a new local law gets the nod. The proposal, which the shire says is the first of its kind in the state,...

Foot found on beach

HUMAN remains found washed up on the beach at Fingal are thought to be those of a 78-year-old fisherman who was swept off rocks at Blairgowrie, Sunday 29 October. A woman walking along Gunnamatta bea...

Second rally to save pets

A SECOND rally to Save Mornington Pound Animals’ Lives will be held outside the Mornington Shire Offices, Queen St, later this month. The first rally in July attracted 70 people, several dogs and one...

Ansett land sale raises concerns

THE sale of the final parcel of land held by the trustees of the late Sir Reginald Ansett estate in Mt Eliza next month is being described by the selling agents as having potential for “redevelopment...

Journey of discovery in a familiar land

HOW many people really understand what they have in their township – virtually on their doorstep – or, indeed, how their community really works? Seawinds Community Hub CEO Heather Barton was speaking...

Eye-say! New machine a ‘game changer’

EYE emergencies can now be treated on the southern peninsula, thanks to the installation of an eyeConnect device at Rosebud Hospital. Described as “world-class healthcare on your doorstep” by Peninsu...