Family that’s set on volunteering

THE Setter family, of Red Hill, has had a long and fulfilling association with the local fire brigade. “Dad was one of the founding volunteers, and is still in the brigade and it seemed to follow on....

Time flies, but memories are buried

SOUVENIRS of Dromana including old and new photos, history books, and seeds of local plants and trees have been buried in a time capsule on the foreshore to be opened in 50 years. Dromana foreshore m...

Sharp’s turn as track leader

RISING motocross star Ty Sharp is leading the charge in the 65cc C grade class in Victoria’s premier motocross competition for juniors – the M2R Helmets Victorian Junior Motocross Championships. The ...

Spurs out over horse cruelty claims

THE manager of the Ace-Hi horse ranch in Boneo has denied allegations that horses at the property are mistreated. This follows an RSPCA inspection of the Boneo Rd property on Wednesday to investigate...

Experts seek permanent fix for Portsea beach

WHILE experts are investigating ways to prevent sand being eroded from Portsea beach, members of Nepean Ratepayers Association say only two of six options will work. Association president Colin Watso...

New, larger stadium to rise from ashes

WESTERN Port Basketball Association players are still coming to terms with the tragic loss of their stadium at Somerville after it was destroyed by fire, Sunday morning last week. Operations manager ...

Skate comp rolls into Mt Eliza

A NATIONAL skate competition at Mt Eliza, Saturday 21 May, will have categories for skateboarders as well as scooter and BMX riders. The free event will be held at the Mt Eliza Skate Park, Emil Madse...

Camp’s chapel has a new lease on life

VICTORIA’S longest-running camp, YMCA Camp Manyung, is celebrating the restoration of its historic outside chapel, the Crosby Memorial Chapel, after receiving $74,000 from Victorian Heritage Restorat...

‘No need’ for by-election ­- shire

THE timing of Cr Lynn Bowden’s resignation – Monday 2 May – means there is “no need” for a by-election for her Watson ward seat. The mayor Cr Graham Pittock says he will represent her constituents un...

End of story for library staff

STAFF at Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings, Somerville and mobile libraries are shocked by a restructure which will see many lose their jobs. In the firing line are four children and youth services libra...