Thanks for those who served set in stone

A NEW memorial will be unveiled during Tuesday’s Anzac service at Balnarring. The memorial comes four years after Commander Matt Keogh, above, discovered that there was no official place set aside to...

Environmentalists make a move after 50 years

AN afternoon tea for Peter and Kathie Strickland at Balnarring Hall in mid-March was an “acknowledgment of their considerable contribution to the local environmental and art communities”. The couple,...

School’s 90 years of catholic education

ST JOSEPH’S Primary School, Crib Point, is holding a year of celebration to commemorate 90 years of catholic education in Crib Point. St Joseph’s, in Martin St, was opened in 1927 by Archbishop Manni...

The truth is out there about UFO sighting

IT wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t a plane. People in Westall who saw an unidentified flying object hovering over the suburb in 1966 are still sure they saw something extraordinary and unexplained on 6 Apri...

Fuel overload clue to aviator’s disappearance

By Tony Duboudin A HASTINGS resident believes he can throw some light on the mystery disappearance in 1937 of the American aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan while on a flight aroun...

Former patient takes trip down memory lane

MEMORIES good and bad came flooding back when a former child patient of a now-dilapidated and disused Mt Eliza children’s hospital visited the Jacksons Rd site last week. Don Lawson, 83, but only “th...

Easing up after 76 years’ service

ROSEBUD resident Nigel Edwards is “passionate” about helping people and his record of more than 76 years working in public service is proof enough. The 91-year-old JP, civil celebrant, bowls player, ...

Camera tracks family’s CFA role

WHAT started as a university project has turned into a film that, judging from its social media “likes”, is inspiring the community. Mt Martha CFA volunteer Will Smith created Passing the Torch – a d...

Retired but still going strong

EARLY childhood teacher Lyn Knight has retired after 22 years at St Marks Uniting Church in Mornington – a playgroup that she started. During that time she was said to have influenced hundreds of chi...