Page turner: Molly the cat settles down with owner Helen Latham, left, for another thriller delivered by library volunteer Adele Parker. Picture: Gary Sissons

Booklovers share helping hand

VOLUNTEER Adele Parker has been delivering library items to Mentone’s Helen Latham for the past five years.  Ms Parker, a former librarian, is a member of Kingston Home Library Service’s team who vol...
Splish splash: A successful year-long trial of an off-leash area along Mentone beach means dog owners can  relax with their pets at all times. Picture: Tracey Cheeseman

Pooches’ beach fun in sun

DOG lovers in Mentone will be able to exercise their four-legged friends at all hours of the day or night following a successful year-long trial of a 24-hour dog off leash area at Mentone beach. The ...
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Luke Batty’s death ‘not foreseeable’

A CORONER’S inquest into the death of Tyabb boy Luke Batty – and the circumstances leading up to the tragedy – has found that it could not have been predicted. Judge Ian Gray said in a 111-page findi...
Future funds: Chelsea Heights Kindergarten committee president Nicole Adams, Ashlee and Angus hope red tape can be cut to get on with a renovation to add a second room at the kinder. Picture: Gary Sissons

Cash for kinder ‘challenge’

KINGSTON councillors have promised to work with the Chelsea Heights Kindergarten to try to ensure the kinder’s long-term viability for future generations. A funding swap with Chelsea Kindergarten thr...
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Game over for playing fields move

THE door has finally shut on a secretive bid to move Mentone Grammar’s playing fields in Keysborough in to Melbourne’s urban growth boundary, ending the possibility of the sports fields being sold of...
Ultimate prize: Frankston YCW capped off a fantastic season by seeing off Mornington 18.15 (123) to 5.6 (36) in Sunday’s Peninsula League Grand Final. Picture: Gary Bradshaw

Stonecats are Premiers

PENINSULA LEAGUE FRANKSTON YCW capped off a wonderful season by winning the Peninsula League premiership by a whopping 87 points over Mornington on Sunday. The Stonecats have been by far the best sid...
Groggy: Brendan Fevola after a big hit when he played for Ovens & Murray against a Peninsula League side earlier this year. Pic: Michael Kompa Photography

Bulls land ‘three-timer’ Poholke

FOOTY NEWS KARINGAL Football Club has landed the biggest blow in off-season recruiting, landing three-time Sorrento premiership forward Leigh Poholke. Yours truly broke the exclusive story on the RPP...
Strong message: Mt Martha Junior Football Club members proudly show off their smoke-free charter.

No butts as footy club leads way

MT Martha Junior Football Club is the first junior sporting club to sign on to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter. President Warren Davies said the club hoped other sporting clubs ...