Racing toward the chequered flag

A MORNINGTON student has won the elite Rising Star Award from CAMS – the governing body of motor sport in Australia. Circuit racer Simon Fallon, 17, who attends Haileybury College, joins the list of ...

Book’s got the look

FORGET about stocking your pantry with exotic ingredients and trying to cook complicated recipes that you can’t even pronounce – Frankston foodie Jade O’Donahoo says “simple” is back in fashion...

Molly’s overseas mission to stop germs

BLAIRGOWRIE nursing student Molly Moore is still a year away from qualifying, but the 22-year-old hopes her proactive approach to healthcare will reduce death and disease in third world environments....

Rosebud West written into history

A BOOK exploring the rich history of Rosebud West and its people, from the early beginnings in the 1930s to more recent times, was launched on Saturday. Stories of Rosebud West, funded under the Rose...

The beach mat that changes everything

TWO Saturdays ago Jim Kolokithas turned his wheelchair along a strip of plastic matting down to the water’s edge at Mt Martha beach. “It was amazing; a good feeling,” he said.  “I got a bit emotional...

Service offers ‘lift’ to drivers and vehicles

MOTORISTS who continue to drive while over 0.05 per cent are often certain they “won’t get caught” and can best avoid accidents by driving slowly. They ignore the risks while maintaining that it is m...

Healthy dolphins settle in bayside home

AFTER eight years of studying their behaviours, diets, relationships as well as photographing their every visible move, Sue Mason gives the impression there are still more unknowns than knowns when i...

Give Jess a chance

IN her short but inspirational life, 23-year-old Jess Van Zeil has not asked very much of others. The high-achieving Frankston South resident, who grew up in Mt Eliza and worked in Mornington, is now...

A crusade against the body blues

IT is a stark statistic; 91 per cent of all women hate their bodies. That was the finding of Taryn Brumfitt who interviewed more than 5000 women on the subject while making her landmark film on body ...

Goals on the horizon

SOME people have a goal in life they’re willing to work hard for, to give it their all, until it’s finally within their grasp. For 11 indigenous young men and women, that goal was achieved on Thursda...