School’s first day triple treat

THAT first day at school … It’s often a mixture of angst, excitement and anticipation – coupled with an organisational challenge for parents. Well, just imagine increasing the stakes threefold! That ...

Brush strokes explore water movement

WHAT’S a “paint-out”? Why, it’s a group of people getting together to paint a given subject, of course. This one: “At the water’s edge…” complements Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s summer exh...

‘Yabbie Nation’ expanding

DO you kick like a girl? Good! Tyabb Junior Football Club wants you to join its new girls football team this year. Girls have been keen participants at Tyabb Auskick for several years and Tyabb Junio...

Free day on tennis court

SOMERVILLE Tennis Club will hold a free tennis day, 1-5pm, Saturday 6 February. President Karyn Dickens said those attending could have a hit with the club pro, pick up some tips and join in on a les...

Park opens to swings and roundabouts

THE new park at Red Hill opened with a ribbon cutting, speeches and a barbecue, but it was the enjoyment on the faces of children using the playground equipment that proved the worth of the efforts o...

Help comes after the fire

HELP for those affected by a bushfire which swept through parts of Crib Point two weeks ago is coming from the community and state government. While the government has announced emergency relief assi...

Knockout blow

A RYE man was assaulted as he walked home along Government Rd, Rye, 11.35pm, Tuesday. The 65-year-old had been celebrating Australia Day at his daughter’s house and at Rye RSL. He told police a white...

Police change tack with caravan probe

POLICE are investigating the possibility that two men who allegedly dumped a caravan at Arthur’s Seat did not set it alight. Sergeant John Coburn, of Somerville police complex, said “another party” m...

The Electric Church

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS THINK your rock might be lacking gutsy grunge blues, or your passion for it withering? Then atone, my friends, and get yourself down to soul repenting, mystical “shakin & ro...

Family’s defensive positions

CATHERINE Brace has joined her sister and father in what seems to have become tradition for the Mornington family by embarking on a military career. Her younger sister Michelle is a private in the Au...