No fear of future shock as family powers up

DON’T mention gas, coal or oil to the Brooks family of Dromana.  They’ve made a conscious decision to distance themselves from those passe fossil fuels and, instead, are gearing for an all-elect...

Cash-strapped festival says ‘no thanks’ to AGL

ORGANISERS of the 50th Western Port Festival at Hastings say they have knocked back potential sponsorship from AGL despite being short of money and “up in the air” over grants promised by Mornington ...

Century of birthday wishes

LENA Taranto has come a long way in a long time. The mother of three, who enjoyed a 100th birthday lunch for family and friends at a Mornington nursing home last week, was born in the town of Waltham...

Summer bliss but no rest for rescuers

SOUTHERN Peninsula Rescue Squad members are being run off their feet by the number of calls for help. From Christmas through to the end of January, the squad has answered 42 rescue calls involving 15...

Fines flow from jet-ski crackdown

SORRENTO and Mt Martha beaches recorded the highest number of offences by jet skiers during the Water Police’s Operation Jetwash. Thirty-one offences were detected at each of those beaches in the ope...

Wrong turn or right, path goes ahead

DESPITE work about to start on the footpath and road upgrade in Coppin Road, Sorrento, the gulf between those wanting it and those opposed is as wide as ever. Geoff Allen says the project was “ill-co...

Brigades busy with weekend’s fires

A SERIES of fires on the Mornington Peninsula had brigades on full alert over the weekend. Dromana CFA Captain Tim Desmond said crews were called out six times on Sunday 3 February – three times to t...

Parking protest over care centre’s plans

BALNARRING residents opposed to the building of an aged care home in their street “will most definitely” fight the bid when it goes before the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal. The planning ap...