Signing to end ‘village’ plans

AN online petition has been launched against proposed retirement village at Somerville even though it has been knocked back by Mornington Peninsula Shire. The proposed development, at 16 Graf Rd and ...

Grant aids easier access to airfield

PENINSULA Aero Club members are flying high with news they have been given $50,000 for a new access road off Stuart Rd. The grant was confirmed in the Mornington Peninsula Shire budget on Wednesday n...

A bloomin’ marvellous award

MORNINGTON Botanical Rose Gardens’ volunteers can take a bow. Their efforts have been acknowledged by an Award of Garden Excellence from judges at the 17th World Rose Convention in Lyon, France. The ...

Knitted gifts for Nepal

A YOUNG girl who suggested her family help raise money for victims of the Nepalese earthquake is thrilled with the result. Isabelle Stanley, 7, was “overwhelmed” by the $175 earned selling knitted sc...

Retirement village knock back

A 223-UNIT retirement village proposed for Graf Rd, Somerville, has been knocked back by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s planning department. The applicant, CBG Architects, has 60 days to appeal the dec...

Man held over armed robbery, 7 burglaries

A 39-year-old Rye man has been charged with armed robbery after allegedly threatening an 80-year-old woman milk bar attendant with what appeared to be a shotgun. The gun was later found to be an imit...

Sounds like a good idea

A ROSEBUD audiologist knows the value of good hearing skills – especially to those in less developed countries than Australia. That’s why she’s rounding up old hearing aids to help those with hearing...

Half a century of making sure the mail gets through

MORNINGTON postie Ray Garlick took his dad’s advice and applied for a job with the old PMG way back in 1965. And he’s still doing it, and loving it, 50 years later. Mr Garlick attended Mornington Pri...

Cyclist ‘critical’

A CYCLIST was reportedly in a “critical” condition after being knocked off his bike by a car about noon Wednesday, on Nepean Hwy, Safety Beach. The boy, 17, of Mt Martha, was airlifted to The Alfred ...

‘No more deaths’: petition plea

THE tragic death of Mt Eliza woman Olivia Steadman-Meconi at the Robinsons Rd-Western Port Hwy intersection last month has prompted demands for a roundabout. A petition to be presented to Roads Minis...