Car vandals

VANDALS scratched large ‘X’ marks on various panels of eight cars and a coffee trailer at Mornington, overnight Saturday 12 October. Senior Constable Meg Morgan, of Mornington police, said residents ...

Public input to ‘climate emergency’ plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are being asked to contribute ideas towards a climate emergency plan. “Key areas” already identified include energy transition; zero emissions from transport; having a ...

When art means life

A VISUAL artist based on the Mornington Peninsula who has experienced several chronic illnesses, including being diagnosed as being bipolar last year, says she expresses herself, her body and her min...

Peninsula brewers’ toast to a foamy future

BREWERIES across the Mornington Peninsula have joined forces to cheer on the independent beer industry – and its contribution to the community and local economy. With national beer sales in decline, ...

Party music off key with neighbours

COMPLAINTS about a so-called “party house” at Sorrento have led to the property owner being fined $1500. In December 2018 neighbours called police about noise and loud music being played at the house...

Radio plays tune into history

THE first 164 years of European settlement on the Mornington Peninsula had no shortage of dramas and historical events. History was recorded in books and diaries, then newspapers, photographs and eve...

Romp around the circular bed

SOUTHERN Peninsula Players’ latest production is set in an elegant top floor London flat in the 1970s. Move Over Mrs Markham at Rosebud Memorial Hall is described as a hilarious play about misunderst...

Artist’s exploration of different mediums

CAPE Schanck-based artist Di Crawford has explored many mediums in her career. Works from her “early days” with colourful silk threads to acrylics on paper and canvas to her latest painted mannequins...

Owner’s DIY plan for ‘Conti’ project

AFTER the failure of two financial deals the owner of Sorrento’s Continental Hotel Julian Gerner says he will redevelop the 1875 limestone icon on his own. Mr Gerner late last week said he had “secur...

Green wedge rate row still boiling along

THE recently introduced Rural Living Rate was a hot topic at last week’s Red Hill Community Association annual meeting. The new category has added an extra 20 per cent (up to $1000) to the rate bills...