Buyers see upside in Village

A SYNDICATE of Chinese families has paid $39.4 million for the Mornington Village shopping centre. The sale represents a healthy profit for the Melbourne accounting firm which bought the two-level, 7...

Shire turns down US style barbie

ASPIRATIONS of a barbecue restaurant at Red Hill to double its number of diners have been dampened by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Red Gum BBQ, which bills itself as “the most authentic Southern Ameri...

Doors close at The Long Table

RESTAURATEURS Samantha Fitzgerald and Andrew Doughton are “hanging up our aprons” after selling The Long Table at Red Hill South. “After 15 years, we will be closing the doors of our beloved little r...

Getting in early to lift cycle of care

A program under which children receive care and advice from paediatricians at school – rather than having to visit a hospital or clinic – is being hailed a success after 12 months. The outreach strat...

Taking plastic out of shopping

ROSEBUD Boomerang Bags landed their “first strike” at the Rosebud Plaza, Saturday 2 June, with more than 200 bags distributed and $372 in donations received. “We had to be quick on our feet in that f...

‘Slow traffic or use noise barriers on freeway’

A KEY message to come out of a traffic forum attended by about 100 residents at the Rosebud Country Club, Wednesday 30 May, was to slow traffic down to 80kph or build noise barriers on the Mornington...

Mural reflects ‘creative freedom’

RED Hill artist and gallery owner Michael Leeworthy’s latest mural – and probably the one most special to him – will be officially launched on Friday. Painted on a wall behind the Red Hill Trading Co...

School’s tasteful garden

IT’S easy to understand why the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Foundation asked to hold one of its professional development days at Osborne Primary School, Mt Martha. The school has hosted th...

Surviving and thriving with cancer

WHEN Somers local Linda Wilson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six years ago, she made a decision to live life to the fullest. She has been able to do just that while staying in her local commun...

Supermarket’s backing in the bag

BALNARRING Boomerang Bags is the first group to have its own stall in a supermarket. Ritchies’ IGA manager Matt Skiller has given the group space as the 30 June deadline for the statewide banning of ...