Winter appeal kicks off

THE first big load of beautifully knitted scarves, beanies, mittens and jumpers for older children has been delivered to Food for All for the Winter Woollies Appeal. Knitted garments and wool for tho...

Day to highlight plight of koalas

ROSEBUD resident Dirk Jansen is organising events to highlight the plight of koalas on the Mornington Peninsula, including a koala day next month. “Many people are surprised to find out there are sti...

Works for marina’s ‘whale’ underpass

WHILE apartments, top left, and a new boat storage shed, bottom right, are nearing completion at Martha Cove, Safety Beach, the marina estate’s body corporate is arranging maintenance works and new c...

Water offer saves the day (for now)

A MOOROODUC family business has been given access to vital water supplies to tide it over until the drought breaks. The Stumpy Gully Road apple orchard run by the Paganoni family since the 1960s, was...

Trail blazing artist opts for open air

RED Hill-based artist Michael Leeworthy regularly abandons his pallette and easel in favour of donning a pair of shorts and hiking boots. Instead of heading off to paint plein air, he’s seeking fresh...

Police busy Easter

FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula police conducted 8243 preliminary breath tests and 168 preliminary drug tests and detected 16 drink drivers and nine drug drivers, as well as 246 other offences dur...

Club celebrates $7m rebuild

PORTSEA Surf Life Saving Club president Stuart Rayner said members had been “blown away” by the new multi-million dollar clubhouse. “It’s been a long seven-year journey, but the wait has absolutely b...

Police see red over stupidity in Mornington

Mornington Police have impounded a vehicle after its driver returned an alleged evidentiary breath test in Mornington this morning (29 April). An eagle eyed Sergeant spotted the Ford sedan exiting a ...

Search for missing man at Blairgowrie

Emergency services are currently searching for a missing man in waters near the Blairgowrie back beach. It is believed the 53-year-old was crab-fishing with a female friend near Bridgewater Bay when ...

Car ploughs into restaurant

EASTER trading hours at a Balnarring Chinese restaurant were thrown into disarray last week when an elderly man hit his car’s accelerator instead of the brake and rammed through the front window. The...