Top achievers: (l to r) Ally Lourensz, Jade Colver-Vella, Dean Hollowood, Mason Riley, Sean Armitage.  Picture: Cameron McCullough

Karate kids shine at nationals

ON the weekend of the 7 -9 of August the Australian Karate Federation held their National Championships in Adelaide. The Victorian team consisted of karate athletes from all over the state ranging in...
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Bonbeach came from behind to beat Mornington by 30 points. Picture: Gary Bradshaw

Kangas win for Artico

PENINSULA LEAGUE LANGWARRIN denied Karingal its one and only win for the season on Saturday after coming from six goals down early in the match. In coach Gavin Artico’s last game at the helm, the Kan...
Pressure football: Somerville resisted a late charge from Sorrento to record a seven point victory. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Eagles just manage to hold on

NEPEAN LEAGUE SOMERVILLE will play Rosebud in the second semi-final next Saturday at Rye’s RJ Rowley Reserve after holding off a late charge from Sorrento in the Nepean Division qualifying final. Lea...
We can work it out: FMC executive manager Graeme Westaway, left, and Dunkley Liberal MP Bruce Billson at the launch of the financial first aid app in Frankston. Picture: Andrew Lloyd

Get out of debt swamp

HELP is at hand for those who feel they are drowning in mounting debt. A new website and mobile phone app launched late last month to offer free financial guidance can be the first step to put consum...
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‘Good Samaritan’ punched, injured

A SO-CALLED “Good Samaritan” was punched to the side of the head while trying to stop a fight outside a Frankston supermarket on Saturday 22 August. The force of the blow knocked him unconscious to t...
Aftermath: The car that was shunted through the bedroom window is removed from the crash scene. Picture: Gary Sissons

Car comes crashing in

A CARRUM Downs house was extensively damaged when a 67-year-old woman crashed her car – and another car – through the front bedroom wall, Thursday, 8.50pm. The incident occurred when the woman drove ...
Birdhouse proud: Dunkley Liberal MP Bruce Billson with conservationist Ella Boyen at Langwarrin woodlands. Picture: Gary Sissons

Land care helps woodlands

LANGWARRIN conservationist Ella Boyen has used an $11,500 grant from the federal government’s 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants program to develop a community information sharing website, run public w...
Mapped out: Environment Victoria supporter Jett Currie, left, with community organiser Jane Stabb and Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny with an interactive map of Victoria.

Leading the way on climate change

VOLUNTEERS mingled with state politicians on Monday at the launch of a report on climate change in Frankston. Titled Six Steps to Climate Leadership, and published by Environment Victoria, the report...
Sorry site: The former Ambassador Hotel is regarded as an eyesore. Pic: Gary Sissons

Hotel demolition falls over

THE champagne has well and truly been put on ice at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel. Developer Joanna Kordos previously said she planned to celebrate with “a champagne breakfast” when the 40-...
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Station precinct plan is go

THE plan to revitalise the Frankston train station precinct will include a demolition and rebuild of the station itself and the long-awaited electrification of the Baxter train line. The Frankston St...