On any scale, this is a lucky lizard

WHEN the Sayle family’s long-loved pet went missing 18 months ago Amy Sayle believed blue tongue lizard ‘Aussie’ would never be seen again, but a chance conversation with a neighbour has led to a fam...

Awards for ‘backbones of community’

SOME of the peninsula’s longest-serving community volunteers have been recognised with Flinders Seniors Awards. The awards were started six years ago by Flinders MP Greg Hunt who told a gatheri...

Historic home returns to business

MCCRAE Homestead has reopened after a short hiatus following the resignation in August of part-time manager Sharon Bowen and nine of its 10 volunteers. The National Trust property in Beverley Rd, McC...

Hampers, toys help needy

SOUTHERN Peninsula Food for All is appealing for support for its Christmas appeal. The group has raised $4810, well below its $65,000 target. Last year, Food for All provided 516 Christmas hampers to...

Skylift annoyed over shire’s wall refusal

SKYLIFT head Simon McKeon has called on the shire council to develop a better process to deal with changes made during the building of the ride and its associated infrastructure including top and bot...

CFA on the front foot for summer

MAIN Ridge and Boneo will be the stage for a pre-summer CFA training exercise on Sunday 22 November. Joining CFA crews will be staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning and...

Five-year plan for neutrality

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has made a commitment to be carbon neutral and has been working with the community to develop the best approach to achieving this outcome, the mayor Cr Bev Colomb says. A d...

Annual visitors flock to Flinders

JUST as many families pride themselves on an annual visit to a favourite holiday spot so it is for thousands of birds that regard Western Port as one of their homes. The large bay and its islands inc...

Last ditch effort to save dam land for frogs

THE co-founder of Kunyung Residents Group, formed to lobby for South East Water’s decommissioned Mt Eliza reservoir to be turned into a reserve, has started an online petition. The blurb accomp...

A corner with youth services under the one roof

YOUNG people in the Mornington area have a new place to hang out with the opening of The Corner, a youth resource centre, in Wilsons Rd. The centre brings together a range of youth services under one...