Healthy tale with inner city plot

NATUROPATH and herbal medicine practitioner Tory Breheny has written a book to bring home the message to the younger generation that gardens can be more than flowers and trees. “Gardens are the perfe...

Images reflect knowledge of ‘special’ place

MATT Mackay spends a lot of time taking note of the weather and its effects on the scenery. A surfer based in Sorrento, he seeks out tide times and wind speeds. As a photographer, he uses all this kn...

Author draws on life, memories

WAR veteran John Missen takes issue with the old adage ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’: he’s nearly 90 and he’s just written his first novel. A Mornington resident for 20 years, Missen has wr...

New release recorded in the past

MENTION Steve Warner to parents in Mornington or Mt Martha and you’ll more than likely get the response, “oh, yes, he taught our kids how to play guitar”. Actually, you can substitute drums and sever...

This therapy is all about going fishing

THERE’S something about fishing. Rain, hail and shine, anglers are always out there casting a line. Sheltering from the weather or running to see what’s happening when someone’s reeling in something ...

Art inspired by lifestyle

A PHOTOGRAPHER by profession, Fran Bainbridge these days finds herself more often wielding paint brushes and metalworking tools than operating a camera. “In a world where everything is so readily acc...

The men who remade the news

THE Melbourne Press Club last week commemorated the death of Graham Perkin, one of Australia’s great journalists, 40 years ago. He was vitally alive in that room for the many who worked with him, and...

Old hearing aids add to quality of life

ROSEBUD audiologist Fallon Arnold is about to head off on a two-week volunteer placement for All Ears Cambodia, based in the capital, Phnom Penh. The organisation offers a range of hearing health ser...

Paris tragedy inspired art humour book

IN January after the murders in Paris at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Mornington Peninsula publisher, author and artist Fran Henke dispelled her dismay and anger by creating a collage on the...

Golf’s no handicap to centenarian

PLAYING golf has “kept me alive”, says Mt Eliza enthusiast Ralph Godfrey, who is about to celebrate his 100th birthday. He likes nothing better than spending time each week on the course – sometimes ...