Frogs on call after summer rains

FROGS become more obvious after summer rains. Often heard but not seen, some of the common species to look out for are the common froglet, striped marsh frog and growling grass frog. To encourage the...

Jogging the point for the memory

UP to 300 people are expected to participate in Alzheimer’s Australia’s memory walk and jog at Point Nepean National Park, Sunday 24 January. The fundraising event is part of Alzheimer’s Australia’s ...

Rescuers fly high for safety’s sake

SURF rescue helicopters are patrolling peninsula beaches daily to keep a look out for sharks, rips and people in distress in the water this summer. Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett said the h...

Seal’s back for another summer

ARCTO has become a regular attraction at Dromana, but the rules are: look but don’t touch. The adult bull seal first landed on the beach two summers ago and this year took up residence for four days ...

Trading in trash

A VOLUNTEER beach clean-up with a twist will be held at Rye front beach, 10.30am-3pm, Sunday 24 January. Organiser Sacha Guggenheimer said the Seaside Scavenge concept, Trash–Trade, was all about col...

Bowlers go barefoot for Australia Day

SORRENTO Bowls Club is celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January with a barefoot bowls carnival. The same event last year attracted 700 enthusiasts to the 81-year-old club. This official Mornin...

New traffic flow to avoid water hole

A RUPTURED water main forced emergency workers to close Point Nepean Rd, Tootgarook, Wednesday morning. The torrent of water from the main gouged a three metre by two-and-a-half-metre hole in the bit...

Focusing on life down under

SHEREE Marris submerges herself in her work. An outspoken advocate the Mornington Peninsula, she concentrates on its rarely seen and hidden attractions. To actually see Marris at work requires some b...

Anger surfaces over footpath plan

CONCERN and annoyance are growing as details of a footpath special charge scheme in McCrae become clearer. The project is going ahead despite claims of overwhelming community opposition to it. One ca...

Award adds to support for playgroup

SCRIBBLES Supported Playgroup at Seawinds Community Hub has won the Playgroup Victoria Supported Playgroup of the Year award. Children, parents and playgroup facilitators celebrated the achievement l...