Eagles soar over shops, freeway

THE sound of screeching seagulls is nothing new over the shops at Mt Martha. The birds are masters of the air and making the trip across the road from beach to scavenging on the footpath is just a wi...

Festival hits right note

THE Between the Bays festival at Penbank School on Saturday is more than just a music treat – it has a much higher calling… Money raised goes towards fostering the close relationship between th...

PM escapes leadership woes

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott made a flying visit to Frankston last Thursday afternoon for “an afternoon tea with community members”. Mr Abbott addressed the invited guests – including Liberal Par...

Good news for Tootgarook Swamp

AFTER years of battling development in Tootgarook Swamp, defenders received good news earlier in the month when Mornington Peninsula Shire released a planning amendment designed to protect the iconic...

Rye Beach pollution ‘hot spot’: Monash

POLLUTION of Rye Beach is being investigated by the state Environment Protection Authority and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s environmental health team. The probe was revealed to the council on Monday ...

Quick action brings pet back to life

A LITTLE black dog spotted floating face down off Fisherman’s beach was all but gone until some quick thinking brought him back to life. Sammy, the Maltese-poodle cross, was enjoying a walk and a pad...

End of line for station

THE derelict lower station of the old Arthurs Seat chairlift is no more. A Parks Victoria contractor operating a tracked excavator flattened the building, which contained a kiosk and storage sheds, i...

‘Higher power’ leads to anthology for Luke

MORNINGTON poet Theresa O’Dea’s book Someone’s Child is a poetry anthology on grief and loss. It has been written to raise funds for the Luke Batty Foundation and the Forgetmenot Foundation. It will ...

Asian tourists lift visitor numbers

MORE international tourists visited the Mornington Peninsula over sum­mer than last season with a large per­centage using the region as a “gate­way” to Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. Penins...