Community toasts popular centenarian

THE centenary of long-time Balnarring resident Janet Watt on Monday 9 October was marked with a variety of functions by family and friends. The main affair was at Balnarring Hall, Saturday 14 October...

Step back in time for look at surfing

THE backyard swimming pool is covered in plastic to keep away messy ducks. The wind, swell and tide are not quite right at the beach, but Rod Jones is a satisfied surfer. Better known as Dr Surf to l...

Bid to revive Holt memorial

PROPONENTS of a new memorial for former Prime Minister Harold Holt are hoping for a major commitment from the federal government on 17 December, the 50th anniversary of his disappearance. Mr Holt’s b...

Vale Joy Coleman – family, orchard, art, community

HASTINGS resident Joy Coleman passed away on 21 August after a short illness. She was 87. A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican church, Hastings, on Tuesday 29 August with the Reverend...

Happy returns for centenarian

EIGHTY friends and family from all parts of Victoria and interstate gathered at Rye RSL recently for a surprise party to celebrate Meryl Taylor’s 100th Birthday. Born in Torrita, a small farming town...

Signs tell Ranelagh story

SIX large signs telling the history of heritage-listed Ranelagh Estate have been installed at Mt Eliza. Ranelagh was designed in 1924 by world-renowned American architects, planners and designers Wal...

Story of Rose postcards

HISTORY buffs know about the Rose Series of postcards produced by Victorian photographer George Rose’s business, the Rose Stereograph Company. Many scenes of the Mornington Peninsula were captured by...

Hear them roar with pride for 100-year milestone

PENINSULA Lions clubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International, and the 70th anniversary of the organisation in Australia. The first Lions club met in Chicago in the United ...

Champion of Western Port’s unique ecology

OBITUARY Brian David Cuming OAM, 10 January 1928–23 May 2017, scientist, environmental activist SCIENTIST Brian Cuming played a major role in the protection of Western Port for more than 40 years. Dr...

The Tyabb Training Farm Project

DURING the 1960’s the Prahran Methodist Mission, assisted by the local community, undertook this project which involved thousands of working hours freely given by children, teenagers, and adults. Ori...