Well-known residents leave for camp

MR J. P. Pratt has quite recovered his recent motor accident, and has now returned to Shepparton. *** MESSRS A. Eddie, H. Jackson and O. Palmer have returned to Melbourne after spending a most enjoya...

Short films draw wide praise

ABOUT 3500 people packed Rosebud’s Village Green on the foreshore for the Peninsula Short Film Fest, delighting organisers and cementing it as one of the peninsula’s premier arts events after just fo...

End of line for station

THE derelict lower station of the old Arthurs Seat chairlift is no more. A Parks Victoria contractor operating a tracked excavator flattened the building, which contained a kiosk and storage sheds, i...

‘Higher power’ leads to anthology for Luke

MORNINGTON poet Theresa O’Dea’s book Someone’s Child is a poetry anthology on grief and loss. It has been written to raise funds for the Luke Batty Foundation and the Forgetmenot Foundation. It will ...

Asian tourists lift visitor numbers

MORE international tourists visited the Mornington Peninsula over sum­mer than last season with a large per­centage using the region as a “gate­way” to Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. Penins...

Ashram disenchanted find solace online

LIKE ripples from a pebble tossed into a still pond, revelations of sexual impropriety at the Mt Eliza-based Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga have been echoing around the world. The ripples have l...

Report: axing of carbon tax may lead to cut in rates

REMOVAL of the carbon tax should curb any rate rise next year, according figures drawn from the Victorian Auditor-General’s report for 2012-13. The federal Labor government’s tax, abolished by the cu...

Riders take to the road in memory of Luke

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty is taking time out from official duties for a motorbike ride. The inaugural Luke Batty Memorial Ride was held last year three weeks after 11-year-old Luke was kille...

Food trucks move to VCAT

THE shire council has been embarrassed by revelations it could have stopped the controversial Rye food truck park. Food truck traders under the banner of Australian Mobile Food Vendors Group set up o...