Ambassadors for A-Day celebrations

SEVEN high achievers have been chosen as Australia Day ambassadors for the Mornington Peninsula. The honour reflects their “significant contributions to the community” in areas as diverse as computer...

In the swim for $10,000

MORNINGTON Peninsula councillor and Frankston policewoman Julia Morris and her swimming partner Daniel Burton have so far raised $5055 of a $10,000 goal to assist in treating police PTSD and mental h...

South American Flair

ORQUESTA Bombon and Ventana Fiesta present Postcards of Tango, a musical and cultural voyage at the Frankston Arts Centre. Be transported back in time to the ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, whe...

Joy in hand-crafted toys

THEY are wrapped up for Christmas with not a battery in sight. Carefully crafted toys made by members of the Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula (WoSP) were last week handed over to the charities w...

Making waves in the west

BLAIRGOWRIE’S Sarsha Pancic came in the under-14 girls division at Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River, 30 November-7 December. The Victorian team won the event for the first time with...

Former MP takes breath and readies for swim

FORMER Dromana MP Tony Hyams is saying thanks to doctors who gave him a double lung transplant by swimming in the Pt Leo Classic on Boxing Day. The 74-year-old is tackling the 1.2 kilometre swim to r...

Pink ladies are life members

LIFE memberships have been given to long time Pink Lady volunteers at The Bays aged care home at Hastings. Valerie Gregory (25 years), Margaret O’Donnell (23), Carole Wooldridge (17) and Janice Danah...

Making New Year safe for all to enjoy

NO entertainment and no nonsense will again be Mornington Peninsula Shire’s approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern peninsula. Shire officers will work with police to minimise any negative impacts...

Car stolen, burnt

A CAR was burnt out after being stolen from outside its owner’s house at Safety Beach, overnight Friday 13 December. Burglars took the keys to the $20,000 Audi from a Rymer Street house and within ha...

Stay cool during family violence ‘peak’

MEMBERS of the community are being asked to “look out for one another” as calls for help with family violence are expected to peak during the holiday period. Police typically see an increase of famil...