Author’s poignant polio story in new anthology

HASTINGS author and artist Fran Henke has a chapter in the new Australian anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia. The 320-page paperback has been published by Melbourne publisher Morry Schwartz’s...

Ready for ‘action’ after lockdown

THE arts in all its various forms is acknowledged as being one of the hardest hit industries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But the lockdown and fluid restrictions have not deterred Mount E...

Getting heads around brain injury risks

THE tragic death of former AFL player, coach and commentator Danny Frawley brought home to many the need to educate the community on successful concussion management. The St Kilda star – who was last...

Local campaign calls for respect for older women

MARG D’Arcy has a burning passion that cannot be extinguished. Decades since she first worked in a refuge for women and children escaping family violence, Marg is no less passionate about advocating ...

Koalas get help from a friend

CONSERVATION has always been of interest to Belinda Eden, but never more so than since moving to Balnarring two years ago. “We came here from Melbourne because Balnarring is a beautiful coastal town ...

Fly-in hotels for the dispossessed

SOON after the Europeans arrived, they began to colonise territory that was already occupied and providing a living for its long time inhabitants. The original populations were overlooked as the fast...

Horse sense for insight

KAREN Alija says horses can help people learn about themselves in much the same way that they have helped shape her new outlook on business during the coronavirus pandemic. Ms Alija, director of Gunn...

Bright Future for practical science lessons

SCIENTISTS play a crucial role at ExxonMobil Australia which is celebrating National Science Week. The company is keen to inspire future generations to think about maths and science as a career pathw...

Festival to link crabs with cuttlefish

THE southern Mornington Peninsula could play host to an annual festival based around giant spider crab’s if a Rye dive shop proprietor’s dreams come true. The festival would celebrate the annual migr...