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...

App invention has deals flocking

A MORNINGTON man is hoping to take the world by storm with his new deal-based app, ifloc. Anthony Cincotta’s ultra-local app will send people notifications of deals available within a one kilometre r...

This beach boy’s still making waves at 80

TUTANEKAI “Tui” Wordley should be an inspiration to every surfer. Not because of the size of the waves he rides or the latest overseas trip he’s made, but because, at 80, he’s still out there, ...

Two faces behind portrait show

WHILE speaking with portrait artists Fiona Bilbrough and Vicki Sullivan it becomes clear that their subjects are much more than mere objects to be represented as one-dimensional art. Sullivan likes t...

Images of the peninsula’s ‘people’

PHOTOGRAPHER Daryl Gordon has an image for the future. Actually, he has many images for the future. Fascinated by the photography since he was eight, the Balnarring father of three regards all of his...

Solving a kayaker’s obstacles on the Murray

PAUL Lucas has done a bit of yachting, but travelling thousands of kilometres down the Murray River was never on his radar. But for 89 days from 1 March that’s exactly what he did. Steering a tinny p...

Artist comes clean about life and work

ART imitating life or art imitating art? Michael Leeworthy manages to mix ‘n’ mangle the time worn adage in his latest publication “So you want to be an artist? You had better read this first ”. It w...

Rent relief saves craft ‘factory’

A LOVE of crafts – particularly knitting and crochet – was behind Lynda Sibbald’s decision 18 years ago to take over the Mornington Wool Centre, which had been a feature of the town since 1971. Busin...