Letter sent appealing for Sir John Madden memorial

THE Frankston Progress Association, at its last monthly meeting decided to organise funds for a memorial in Frankston to the late Sir John Madden. If sufficient funds are received it is proposed to e...

Conti ‘re-created’ for the future

THE architects behind the $80 million redevelopment of Sorrento’s renaissance-inspired Continental Hotel say they want to recreate the charms of the “marvellous Melbourne” boom period of when it was ...

Racing against the train

Running for the train will take on a whole new meaning next month when the steam train K163 competes for speed against a group of children. Mt Eliza Rotary Club, Mornington Railway and Peninsula Heal...

Banner politics to save forests

Although they may be several hours’ drive away from the nearest forest, motorists heading south along Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza last week witnessed part of the protests aimed at getting the premier Da...

Art show entries from far and wide

Entries from interstate will be among the 850 works exhibited at next year’s Mornington Art Show. One of the feature artists at the show will be Kathy Van E and the art show judge is Lyn Mellady, who...

Designs on a career with fashion in mind

MELBOURNE’S Spring Racing Carnival means more to Lorraine Reeves than thundering hooves and two dollar place bets. The Mt Martha fashion designer is gearing up for her first Fashions on the Field con...

Fencing The Pillars for safety

A FENCE stopping access to The Pillars rock jumping platforms at Mt Martha is to be built before summer. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the situation at The Pillars “is out of c...

Breaches cost thousands in fines

Builders and owners have paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines and costs in a crackdown on building regulations by Mornington Peninsula Shire. With 15 more prosecutions underway, the seven succe...

Thieves steal 7 cars, one used in robbery

MORNINGTON Peninsula detectives were last week searching for five of seven cars stolen from Jeff Wignall Ford, Hastings, 2.20am, Tuesday 9 October. Company spokesman David Christianson said burglars ...

New CEO has ‘commitment to local democracy’

A MAN with “extensive local government experience in the UK combined with commercial expertise developed as lead partner at both Ernst and Young and KPMG in the UK and Australia” is Mornington Penins...