Brewing a career in the coffee trade

COFFEE has become such an integral part of our lives that many people can’t do without it. But the influx of cafes has put a lot of pressure on specialty coffee roasters, as an increasing number of c...

Rescuers fly high for safety’s sake

SURF rescue helicopters are patrolling peninsula beaches daily to keep a look out for sharks, rips and people in distress in the water this summer. Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett said the h...

Owners thrilled with Magic Millions run

ALTHOUGH he didn’t win the Magic Millions 2-year-old Classic on the Gold Coast, the nine local owners couldn’t be happier with Mornington horse Claro El Banco. In only his fourth race – and third sin...

Property with a delicious history goes under hammer

A MERRICKS property previously known as The Old Chocolate Factory – and now redesigned as an up-market B&B – is being auctioned 3pm, Sunday 17 January, with price expectations of more than $1.5 m...

Checks ‘ease risk’

UNITED Energy is increasing inspections to find faulty power lines in a bid to reduce the risk of fires. Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced the increase when responding to calls ...

A Christmas to savour

GRATEFUL families and many smiling young faces brought Hastings hall to life last week as part of the Western Port Christmas Giving Program. Four hundred food hampers – weighing in at seven tonnes – ...

Traders count cost of Saturday siege

RYE traders are counting their losses in the wake of a siege on Saturday 5 December when a man held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police closed Point Nepean Rd between Weeroona and Weir s...

Men’s shed seeks funding go ahead

SAFETY Beach-Dromana men’s shed members can be “reasonably hopeful” their dreams of a new headquarters will be fulfilled. Although no formal approval of a grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire ha...

Restaurant staff loss hard to swallow

THE owner of Sorrento restaurant Acquolina Brett Johnson admits to being “shell-shocked” at the defection of 13 experienced kitchen staff to rival, The Sisters Kitchen Garden Cafe. Their surprise dep...