Take the ‘trail’ to find an artist

FOR the 10th year in a row artists from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are opening their studios to the public … and, to get there, all you have to do is follow the Peninsula Studio Trail. Fo...

Only one kind of butt welcome on our beaches

THE Only Butt campaign was rolled out across Rye as a pilot campaign in July with bin-size posters adorning Pt Nepean road bins with the message of The Only Butt. Now, four months later, the campaign...

Learning partnership protects threatened species

A LAND management program on the Mornington Peninsula is not only helping to control weeds and pests – it’s also imparting cultural knowledge and providing certified training for indigenous participa...

Helpers dig in for hampers, toys

Southern Peninsula Food for All with $3910 in hand is striving hard to reach a target of $55,000 for its 2018 Christmas Appeal. Last year enthusiastic helpers at Food for All provided 51 Christmas ha...

Lady in distress: Students to the rescue

A GROUP of Rosebud Secondary College students acted quickly – and kindly – last week to help an elderly woman who was distressed. “We were walking to the shops after school along a busy road when ano...

‘Error’ leads to Nazi classroom bungle

AN Education Department spokesperson has described as a “serious error of judgement” an incident in which Dromana Secondary College students wore and handled Nazi war memorabilia in the classroom. Th...

Police stretched in holiday crush

A LONG-SERVING officer has amplified fears the southern Mornington Peninsula is facing a desperate shortage of front-line police this holiday period. The 20-year veteran, who asked not to be named, s...

Pupils offer veterans thanks

OUR Lady of Fatima primary school has a strong tradition of respecting Remembrance Day and Anzac Day through art activities and services. Teacher Amanda Heggen was speaking in the wake of Remembrance...

Breakfast backs cancer research

OCTOBER was Breast Cancer Awareness Month with many events fundraising for research. One was the 7th Annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Flinders Golf Club, Tuesday 30 October, which was attended by 110 ...

Shire changes track on Hastings line

Mornington Peninsula Shire has changed tack and virtually ruled out backing Baxter as the end of the electrified train line from Frankston. Shire councillors last week signalled they want an electrif...