Traders count cost of Saturday siege

RYE traders are counting their losses in the wake of a siege on Saturday 5 December when a man held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police closed Point Nepean Rd between Weeroona and Weir s...

Men’s shed seeks funding go ahead

SAFETY Beach-Dromana men’s shed members can be “reasonably hopeful” their dreams of a new headquarters will be fulfilled. Although no formal approval of a grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire ha...

Shire rings in ‘no nonsense’ New Year’s Eve

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will again take a “no entertainment – no nonsense” approach to New Year’s Eve. Working with a community-based steering committee, police, residents and businesses, the shir...

Restaurant staff loss hard to swallow

THE owner of Sorrento restaurant Acquolina Brett Johnson admits to being “shell-shocked” at the defection of 13 experienced kitchen staff to rival, The Sisters Kitchen Garden Cafe. Their surprise dep...

The gap widens

SUB-DISTRICT IN MPCA Sub District cricket, there is just one game separating fourth-placed Tootgarook and second-last Ballam Park. Heading into the second half of the season, there are six teams in p...

Top six in District logjam

DISTRICT THERE are six teams vying for just one spot on the MPCA District ladder as we head into the mid-season break. While Baden Powell and Red Hill sit at the top of the tree on 72 points and Pear...

Ducs are the surprise packet

PROVINCIAL MOOROODUC has emerged as the wildcard of MPCA Provincial cricket as we head into the Christmas break, the halfway mark of the 2015-16 season. While glamour teams in Mornington, Mount Eliza...

Mornington to host Silvers Circus in 2016

ESTABLISHED in 1976, Silvers Circus provides world class family entertainment and fun. With extraordinary artists continually arriving from all parts of the world, Silvers are proud of the ever-chang...

Frankston post office phone stops

WITH this issue we present our readers with a sheet almanac for 1916. *** THE room heater raffled by Mrs C Grant, for the Somerville Red Cross Society, was won by Miss Nellie Bell. *** THE annual bal...

School holidays at Frankston Arts Centre

FRANKSTON Arts Centre is the cool place to be in the hot weather over the coming school holiday period. If you’re a parent looking for engaging things to do with the kids this summer, Frankston Arts ...