Turning logs into art

WOMEN and chainsaws are not usually mentioned in the same sentence – except when the woman is chainsaw artist Angie Polglaze. The Hastings resident carves timber into eye-catching shapes and has won ...

Emily braves the waters to find the cross

THE way is open for girls to take part in the Blessing of the Waters in future after a girl pipped the boys for the Rye prize for the first time at this year’s Rye event. Emily Paxevanos, 16, o...

Wildlife shelter seeks new home

THE future is bleak for injured and displaced wildlife on the Mornington Peninsula, with Crystal Ocean Wildlife Shelter carer Brenda Marmion being forced to find a new home. The dedicated carer, who ...

Some drivers not so wise

THERE was little rest for many police highway patrol officers over the festive season. Victoria Police’s 24-day Operation Roadwise blitz over the Christmas and new year period nabbed 39 drink drivers...

Litter was fair trade for scavengers

MORE than 270 eager beach cleaners got into the spirit of things at the third annual Seaside Scavenge Festival at Rye, Sunday 7 January. They collected 770 kilograms of litter in three hours – includ...

‘Bag ladies’ praised for pollution fight

THE campaign to rid the Mornington Peninsula of plastic bags is being made easier by the work of volunteers who make Boomerang bags. The workers were eager participants at a presentation at La Casa N...

Rain puts damper on retirement

A MORNINGTON man who was forced to drain 2500 litres of water from his flooded backyard after heavy rain blames shoddy workmanship by the builder and is puzzled Mornington Peninsula Shire Council app...

Shire backing for airfield plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has adopted the Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan which came about as part of the need to address what officers say was the “ongoing uncertainty in the community regardi...

‘Rent stress’ for disadvantaged

NO neighbourhoods in Melbourne or Victoria’s regional cities are affordable for a single person on Centrelink, single pensioner, or single parent on a low part-time income, Council to Homeless Person...

Swags bring security and health

CAROL O’Brien has raised enough money to buy 12 swags for those “sleeping rough” on the southern peninsula. The swags sell for about $100 each and make sleeping safer and more comfortable. Ms O’Brien...