Schools, community centre share in grants

SOMERVILLE Community House and three peninsula schools will share in this year’s annual community grant of $5000 from Peninsula Quarries. The $1250 grants are awarded by the company’s community engag...

Different approach to refugee freedom push

SOUTHERN Peninsula Grandmothers for Refugees are sending freedom birds in packages to the MPs in Canberra. This is a different approach while still reminding our politicians of their responsibilities...

Award in environment fight

THE Save Westernport residents’ group and local environmental groups were acknowledged at Environment Victoria’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in Melbourne recently. The entire Western Port community...

Service to honour slain officer

A SERVICE to honour the memory of Constable Angela Taylor, pictured, will be held at Mornington police station this week. A plaque dedicated to Constable Taylor will be mounted beside an Angela Taylo...

Vandals trash shelters

THE all-too frequent vandalising of bus shelters along the 788 bus route from Frankston to Portsea has so irked Lindy Clarke that she called The News to complain. “They are always getting smashed,” s...

Liquor thief wanted

A MAN, pictured, alleged to have stolen four, six and 10 packs of spirits valued at $260 from peninsula liquor outlets “on multiple occasions” has a taste for bourbon and rum. The raids occurred on 3...

‘Quiet’ holiday just the tonic

SOUTHERN Metro Division 4 had a “fairly quiet” Melbourne Cup weekend, according to Somerville Highway Patrol Sergeant David Collins. “There was no road trauma over the five-day period, which is a ver...

Subaru theft arrests

A DROMANA man has been charged with 11 offences, including burglary and theft, after allegedly stealing nine cars at Doncaster, Thursday 24 October. Manningham detectives arrested the man at Rhode Is...

Grants help community groups ‘thrive’

RED Hill Fire Brigade was a big winner at the Bendigo Bank’s grants and sponsorship evening, Tuesday 29 October. It received the largest donation: $25,000, which will allow it to provide room for a n...

Recollections of the ‘chapel in the woods’

YMCA Camp Buxton: Cyril Young Memorial Chapel Association Annual General Meeting – Shoreham Hall, 2.00pm, Saturday November 16. The Cyril Young Memorial Chapel is the open-air chapel located at...