Councils align for port at Hastings

THE environmental health of Port Phillip and job creation are major arguments being used by Mornington Peninsula and Frankston councils to justify a second container port being built at Hastings. In ...

Sailing in for summer

TOPSAIL schooner Enterprize sailed gracefully into Mornington on Friday in the first of a series of summer visits. The ship is a replica of the vessel that brought the first white settlers to what be...

Lodge help for crisis centre’s work

THE Balnarring Freemasons Lodge has given $5000 to help Western Port Community Centre to help families through short term crises. The lodge’s master Ron Harrison handed over a cheque to the centre’s ...

Dance is a reminder of Nazi horrors

STUDENTS from Rosebud Secondary College have used dance to illustrate the tragedies of the Holocaust. They performed “One Of Us” during the annual Wakakirri story-dance challenge at Frank...

Wartime losses a cross to bear

THIRTEEN soldiers from the Sorrento area lost their lives at Gallipoli and the Western Front during World War I and an amateur historian from Blairgowrie will head off later this year to place crosse...

US-based backing to help job skills program

A NEW York-based philanthropic fund is helping finance a new employment skills program to help up to140 locally unemployed young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. The unveiling on Fri...

Skylift work to start

WORK on the Arthurs Seat Skylift is set to begin on 5 October, according to Parks Victoria. The sites of the upper and lower stations will be fenced off to allow for tree removal and excavation. Park...

Running festival a big win for Beyondblue

A BIG crowd turned out on 5 – 6 September for the second running of the Mornington Running Festival, incorporating the Mornington Health & Lifestyle Expo. Over 1300 participated in the run ...

Flood maps blamed for $2m work loss

COMPLAINTS about delays and cost increases may lead to a postponement of the implementation of new rules for building in flood prone areas of the Mornington Peninsula. Councillors were told in June t...

No go for Point Nepean refugees ‘home’

THE Point Nepean quarantine station will not be reopened to provide sanctuary for refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria despite suggestions last week it could be a suitable base for asylum seekers. ...