‘Desperate’ for improved street safety

RESIDENTS in the Dalsten Grove area of Mt Eliza are concerned about the safety of mainly elderly pedestrians near Canadian Bay Road as they approach the shopping precinct. They are “desperate for cou...

Gateway guardians

PROTESTERS against the Kaufland “mega store” being built on the Bata Shoes site in Nepean Highway, Mornington are taking to the streets, with John and Lorraine Smythe spelling out their opposition in...

Classical collector at shop centre

Murray Mandel has taken his talents to the road in a bid to raise money for Lifeline. The 65-year-old classical guitarist is two years into a three-year journey on behalf of the national 24-hour cris...

Light relief to huffing, puffing

IT’S getting hot and crowded on the stairs at Birdrock Beach, Mt Martha. While some visitors are happy to enjoy the scenery and tranquillity, others seem more concerned about beating their personal b...

Busy week for cheaper cat desex service

AN animal welfare body offering subsidised cat desexing on the Mornington Peninsula has been kept busy.    The Humane Society for Animal Welfare launched the pilot project Thursday 20 Febru...

Shire about to ‘recognise’ Ritchies

Mornington Peninsula Shire is lining up to congratulate a Dromana supermarket for winning several in-house industry awards. Ritchies Supa IGA Dromana was last month named IGA International Retailer o...

First the gas, then into bag

THE discovery of a metre-long tiger snake behind a Dromana fish-and-chip shop was an unwelcome surprise for proprietor June Wu, Wednesday 27 February. “A delivery guy came in and said: ‘Do you realis...

Air and land effort to fight blaze

Fire-fighting appliances, as well as three Elvis air cranes and two helicopters, tackled a fast-moving bushfire at Shoreham, Thursday 28 February. An emergency warning was issued for people living so...

Speedsters nabbed

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol nabbed 239 motorists speeding during Operation Hisser, which ran from December to mid-February. It targeted speeding on high risk or high speed rural roads on the Mornington...

Appeal for witnesses

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol officers are appealing for witnesses after two incidents – one fatal – in Somerville and surrounding suburbs last week. In the first incident a motorcyclist in his 50s ...