Group goes heels over head against coal mine

MEMBERS of a Somers yoga class are hoping to convince Environment Minister and Flinders MP Greg Hunt to overturn his decision to approve a massive coal mine in central Queensland. On Monday they join...

Looking for Miss Western Port

THE search is on again for the next Miss Western Port. The pageant is open to young women aged 15-28 in the Western Port area wanting to gain self-confidence and become actively involved in the commu...

Community house given new home

THE former Annie Sage centre in Blacks Camp Rd, Somerville, will be refurbished as the new home of Somerville Community House. This follows a $270,000 grant from the state government’s Interface Grow...

Community order

THE skipper of a boat which accidentally backed over a passenger causing his death in December, 2013, has been placed on an 18-month community correction order, which includes performing 200 hours of...

A 300-game highlight is a family affair

PLAYING in a cricket match with his father, two brothers and brother-in-law is a career highlight of Mornington Cricket Club 300-gamer Michael Voss. Padding up for his first game in the 1987/88 seaso...

Feet on the road for safer driving

A WALKING and running event is the main financial force behind a driver education program for thousands of year 11 students across the Mornington Peninsula. The annual Arthurs Seat Challenge raises m...

Counting on rare, and common, fish

WATCHING goldfish in a bowl can be restful or compared to waiting for grass to appear. But that won’t be the outcome for hundreds of divers and snorkelers in the water at Rye and Flinders this summer...

Hooray for long-awaited hill path

WORK on the long-awaited shared path down the steep southern slope of Mt Eliza to Emil Madsen Reserve is set to begin next month. The nearly two-kilometre Wooralla Drive path from Tower Rd to the res...

Open day delight garden lovers

FIVE private gardens in Mt Eliza and Frankston South will be open to the public over the weekend 7-8 November. The 5 Gardeners’ Gardens is an initiative of the Anglican Parish of Mt Eliza which is ce...

Healthy approach to pressing the pause button

ORGANISERS of the annual Peninsula Health and Sustainability Expo say their perspective on health and wellbeing practices can help people pause to try out mindfulness techniques. Now in its fifth yea...