A Pearl makes a visit

WHAT a difference a day makes: the weather at Mornington pier on Monday at 10.30am was wet and cold with a blustery southwesterly whipping up Port Phillip. Not the day for a visit… By Tuesday morning...

Hotel sale captures lots of attention

A CROWD of 60-70 people attended Friday’s auction of the Bay Hotel, 62 Main St, Mornington, which was sold for $6.1 million. Vinci Carbone auctioneer David O’Callaghan sold the 1880s former Commerce ...

Isolated island life about to end after 16 years

FEW people get to live on a small island close to a major city. Even fewer can claim they are the island’s sole inhabitant. Anne Tillig has been in that enviable situation since 1996 after buying Eli...

Bravery award for lives saved

A FRANKSTON police officer has been honoured for saving the lives of three people – one a troubled 17-year-old girl – about 250 metres offshore from the lifesaving club last February. First Constable...

Push for new reserve

PRESSURE is building on South East Water and Mornington Peninsula Shire to create a nature reserve instead of a housing estate on land occupied by an old reservoir at Mt Eliza. Last year the governme...

Shire looks at options for moving

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire would have to spend $56.5 million to build new headquarters in Rosebud or $51.7 million at Mornington. The shire bought Rosebud Central shopping centre on Wannaeue Place in...

New hospital wing opened

THE opening of Frankston’s Hospital’s new $81 million building has been hailed “an important milestone” by Peninsula Health. Health Minister Jill Hennessy visited the hospital last Tuesday (17 Februa...

Countdown to Pacific Pearl’s arrival

MAIN St Mornington will be a hive of activity on Tuesday (24 Feb) as locals welcome passengers from the P&O cruise liner Pacific Pearl. The 63,875-tonne ship is due to arrive from Eden, on the NS...

Eagles soar over shops, freeway

THE sound of screeching seagulls is nothing new over the shops at Mt Martha. The birds are masters of the air and making the trip across the road from beach to scavenging on the footpath is just a wi...

Festival hits right note

THE Between the Bays festival at Penbank School on Saturday is more than just a music treat – it has a much higher calling… Money raised goes towards fostering the close relationship between th...