Historic boats behind a model occupation

ROB Lippiat is reviving the days when paddle steamers regularly circumnavigated Port Phillip. But he’s not about to embark on a voyage of the bay, it’s more about looking at the past in scale, about ...

Images honour a sister’s death

JAN Dance is determined to turn the tragic death of her sister from motor neurone disease into a story of faith and hope. Her sister Sue Whyte died in 2011, four years after being diagnosed with the ...

After 35 years, the force is still with the sergeant

IT’S tempting to say that the years have flown for Dromana police sergeant Paul Dixon, who recently received his 35-year clasp at an awards ceremony for Mornington Peninsula and Frankston police offi...

Fame: squash hails its long-time hero

A MAN whose name is synonymous with squash, not just on the Mornington Peninsula but across the southern suburbs, has been inducted into the Squash and Racquetball Hall of Fame. For almost 40 years A...

Battery powers up from solar panels

Two small garage-sized tin sheds in Langwarrin South may hold the key to cutting the cost of domestic power needs while providing a reliable source for off-the-grid sites. A relatively small bank of ...

Family ties inform author’s Rebellion

“It may be called the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution – small in size but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for principle, a stand against injustice...

Coffee roaster wins award

A MORNINGTON coffee company was recently awarded Radio 3AW and Momentum Energy’s Small Business Achievement Award. It was presented on Denis Walter’s afternoon program. Mornington resident Sam Keck s...

Lifelong interest leads to overseas postings

A LOVE of stamps was nurtured in Jon Fladeby when he was a young boy in his native Norway. The seven year old was encouraged by his grandfather to appreciate his country’s stamps and to develop and m...

The original Skipping Girl now in Sorrento

FOR eight decades the neon Skipping Girl Vinegar sign has delighted children and adults as it lights up the streets of inner city Melbourne, at Abbotsford. The girl known as Little Audrey – the...

Boxing a way to peace, happiness

TO some, boxing may seem a strange road to travel in search of peace. But that is exactly the destination where the lessons in life handed out by boxing trainer Ron Smith can lead. The Mt Eliza-based...