Work date set for restoration rescue

RESTORATION work will begin next month (May) on some sections of the exterior of Mt Martha House. The heritage listed Federation Queen Anne style building dates back to 1891 when it was known as the ...

Council backs away from new skatepark plan

NEARBY residents believe a skatepark at Narambi Reserve, Mornington will reduce vandalism to bus shelters and Mornington Park. A 298-signature petition calling for a skatepark at Narambi Reserve was ...

Change ‘necessary’ for church

CHANGES to church service timetables at Mt Eliza are believed to be unsettling many long-time parishioners. Up until now, Mt Eliza Anglicans worshipped at either St James the Less or across Nepean Hi...

Alarm as Ron ‘dodges bullet’

A PATIENT dubbed by his doctor as “the luckiest man in Rosebud” has thanked his good fortune – and his personal alarm – for saving his life. Rosebud man, Ron Hampton, was recently saved by the device...

Call for new faces on A-Day group

THE unexpected resignation of key Dromana Australia Day committee members has forced the scheduling of an annual meeting to find replacements. The president, treasurer and six members of the committe...

Monkey makes bid for Easter symbol

USING a rabbit as a symbol for Easter and the tradition of distributing chocolate eggs prompted an Australia-only push to replace the agricultural pest with the more environmentally friendly bilby. T...

Fire destroys old Anglican church in Hastings

Fire has destroyed the old Anglican church, which currently operates as an op-shop, in Hastings overnight. The fire started around 4am, and witnesses report hearing an explosion before the fire took ...

Search for missing Bittern woman

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing woman Clare Hutson. The 71-year-old Bittern woman was last seen at her Island View Crescent home on Sunday. Investigators believe Cla...

Op shop pay out to charities

A MORNINGTON op shop is proving the saying “from little things big things grow”. After being open just six months Tru Opportunity, in Frank St, has been able to donate $250 each to 48 different chari...

Seed problem blowin’ in the wind

NO, it’s not the dry plains of the old Wild West, but tumbleweeds are blowin’ in the wind from the Hastings foreshore reserve. And nearby residents are fed up with them. Keith Jacobson, of Skinner St...