‘I am’ here to stay in a roundabout way

THE once-controversial sculpture “I am” is to stay at the roundabout on the main intersection in Flinders. A survey by Mornington Peninsula Shire has shown enough support to justify the sculpture rem...

Hotel answers job seeker’s call

FINDING a job can be difficult at the best of times, but can be even harder for anyone with a long term disability. Nathan Edwards, an experienced kitchen hand who enjoys the busy atmosphere of a com...

No butts, shoppers asked to support e-cigs

FOUR collectors in white and red “Legalise vaping” t-shirts were approaching shoppers at Balnarring Shopping Centre last week seeking signatures for a petition to support the use of electronic cigare...

Shop of bargains, bonhomie

THE op shop behind the Holy Trinity Church in Church St, Hastings, is back in business – in a portable building. A crowd gathered to welcome the shop’s return after the original building was destroye...

Search for missing Crib Point man

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Gary Scodeller. The 65-year-old Crib Point man last spoke on the phone to a friend on Saturday, 1 July about 4.15pm, but has not been seen or...

Cypress removed ‘for safety’s sake’

IT was during a winter storm last year that one of the cypress trees lining the Mornington racecourse members carpark split. The falling limb took out the nearby power lines, causing a fire, and blac...

Raising autism awareness earns award for student

DROMANA Secondary College student Alex Dietzel has received a senior VCAL student achievement award for his personal development skills. He is the first student from the college to receive the award....

Longboarders’ two decades on the waves

SURFERS who have been part of the 20-year history of the Maladiction Longboarders are getting ready for a reunion in October. The club started with members riding longboards, or malibu boards, when m...

Thirty years on shanks’s pony

THIRTY years ago, Margaret Stewart and three of her friends decided after a game of tennis at her Sorrento home that they would add a weekly walk to their activities to get even fitter. They were soo...

Rescue squad’s milestone

A DISPLAY of early photographs, newspaper articles, equipment and stories will help mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad. During its 50-year history the s...