round the bay

Ferry trip not restful for all bay riders

AN estimated 10,000 cyclists took to the roads on Sunday in the 23rd annual Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. Most of those opting for the longer 250 kilometre ride around Port Phillip had s...
From little things: Neil Blacklaw, left, Dorothy Booth, Ross Houston and Claire Houston at work at the Mentone station gardens.

Gardens flower on friends’ spirit

COLOURFUL plantings of grevillea, crackerjack and correa are making Mentone station and surrounds even more attractive for commuters. Friends of Mentone Station & Gardens last week established fo...
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Generic Police Sign taken at Frankston police Station.

Wrong addressee

POLICE are pursuing a thief who robs letter boxes to steal people’s credit-card letters, and then attempts to trick banks into sending him their PIN details. Detective Senior Constable Amelia Faulkne...
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Generic Police Sign taken at Frankston police Station.

Stabbing after argument

AN Edithvale man has been charged with intentionally causing serious injury after allegedly stabbing his mother and brother in a domestic dispute on Wednesday. The 23-year-old snapped after arguing w...
Here to help: IT teacher Chris Ewin, centre, has been recognised for his commitment to showing seniors how to master new technology.

Honoured for empowering students

HELPING older residents take charge of their lives through their computer is a long-term passion for Longbeach PLACE teacher Chris Ewin. His skills and abilities in the area have been commended by hi...
Mystery man: Running Touch could be on his way to big things on the music scene with early backing from Triple J.

New talent has winning touch

RUNNING Touch is a Mentone man of mystery. The 21-year-old electronica singer-songwriter, who is nameless and faceless in publicity shots, is a jack of all musical trades but listening to efforts suc...
Looking to the future: Ashlee, Angus and Nicole Adams hope funding for vital upgrades at Chelsea Heights Kindergarten does not slide away. Picture: Gary Sissons

Artefacts find a bind for kinder

INDIGENOUS artefacts discovered on land at Chelsea Heights are being assessed by experts to determine whether a Thames Promenade site can be used to relocate a kindergarten. It was believed the Chels...