Forget-me-nots can help with dementia

MANY people living with dementia, as well as their carers, are reluctant to use in-home support services even when they find out how easy it is to get them.  And that’s placing a strain on those...

Suiting up to help maketh the man

WHAT’S been good for women should also be good for men, right? That rationale has led to the creation of a purpose-designed “much-more-than-just-clothing” outlet at Rosebud Central opened last week. ...

Possums die during four days of heat

WILDLIFE rescuers have been stunned by the hundreds of native animals killed during last weekend’s searing heat. Australian Wildlife Protection Council secretary Eve Kelly said wildlife shelter volun...

Plenty of fish, but none make the prized 1 kilo

IT was close, but there was no cigar for Harlem Nelson, of Hastings, who thought she had caught a one kilogram whiting at last weekend’s Western Port Angling Club competition. The 52cm fish was close...

Firefighter chooses Swiss option to leave

TROY Thornton, the former officer-in-charge at Mornington Fire Station who chose to end his life in a Swiss euthanasia clinic last week, left behind a loving family, many friends and a message to leg...

‘Desperate’ for improved street safety

RESIDENTS in the Dalsten Grove area of Mt Eliza are concerned about the safety of mainly elderly pedestrians near Canadian Bay Road as they approach the shopping precinct. They are “desperate for cou...

Light relief to huffing, puffing

IT’S getting hot and crowded on the stairs at Birdrock Beach, Mt Martha. While some visitors are happy to enjoy the scenery and tranquillity, others seem more concerned about beating their personal b...

Busy week for cheaper cat desex service

AN animal welfare body offering subsidised cat desexing on the Mornington Peninsula has been kept busy.    The Humane Society for Animal Welfare launched the pilot project Thursday 20 Febru...

First the gas, then into bag

THE discovery of a metre-long tiger snake behind a Dromana fish-and-chip shop was an unwelcome surprise for proprietor June Wu, Wednesday 27 February. “A delivery guy came in and said: ‘Do you realis...

Air and land effort to fight blaze

Fire-fighting appliances, as well as three Elvis air cranes and two helicopters, tackled a fast-moving bushfire at Shoreham, Thursday 28 February. An emergency warning was issued for people living so...