Pet registrations due in April

CAT and dog owners must renew their pet registrations with Mornington Peninsula Shire by Friday 10 April. It costs $45 per year to register a desexed dog and cat. Discounts apply for pension card hol...

The art of painting from memory

IT was 11 or 12 years ago that Ron Farnill was told he could expect to live “about another two and a half years”. Not one to give up on enjoying life so easily, Farnill decided to “paint, instead of ...

Teddies a comfort for fire traumatised children

AS the summer bushfires raged and roared, TV news reports and images of the devastation caused to the flora, fauna and, of course, the people, in hard-hit areas were etched into the minds and souls o...

Mornington sailors take on the world

SAILORS from the Mornington Yacht Club have arguably had their most successful sailing season in the club’s 74-year history. They won two world championships, one national championship and placed sec...

Squash win just the tonic

IT was a case of winning once, winning twice for Amelia Martin who claimed the Australian National Squash Title in mid-February. The result was even sweeter coming as it did against her sister-in-law...

Kung fu way of safety for women

GET fit and get fearless is the theme of a women’s event at a Mornington kung fu school this month. With Sunday 8 March being International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s achievements – Penin...

Teens arrested

THREE teenagers from Mornington, Mt Eliza and Frankston have been arrested over a range of thefts from motor vehicles and burglary-related incidents. Detectives from Frankston Crime Investigation Uni...

Drugs, tools charges

POLICE on a drive-by say they spotted cannabis plants growing in the backyard of a house in Rye last week before arresting the occupant. Senior Sergeant Steve Duffee, of Rosebud police station, said ...

Hold that bus

ROSEBUD police stopped a bus last week to catch a couple of suspected crooks. A 35-year-old man and woman, 32, of Tootgarook, were later charged with theft from a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods...

When a simple act means so much

ANTONY’S eyes said it all – they were alive, shining, animated. The cerebral palsy sufferer was thrilled at being able to get to the water’s edge at Sorrento in a wide-tyred disability chair. That so...