Focusing on life down under

SHEREE Marris submerges herself in her work. An outspoken advocate for the Mornington Peninsula, she concentrates on its rarely seen and hidden attractions. To actually see Marris at work requires so...

Seal’s back for summer

ARCTO has become a regular attraction at Dromana, but the rules are: look but don’t touch. The adult bull seal first landed on the beach two summers ago and this year took up residence for four days ...

Frogs on call after seasonal rains

FROGS become more obvious after summer rains. Often heard but not seen, some of the common species to look out for are the common froglet, striped marsh frog and growling grass frog. To encourage the...

Heartless thieves stun the Strikers

PENINSULA Strikers soccer club members are still in shock after thieves broke into their clubrooms on New Year’s Eve. President Mark Brandon discovered the break-in at the club’s Centenary Park headq...

Art, summer and the spirit of things

IT’S summertime: a time to experience the beach, the sea and the bush on the Mornington Peninsula. And, this summer, Lamppost Gallery, Mt Eliza, offers another way to connect with the Australian land...

Swimmers make splash for Olympic glory

SEVEN elite swimmers from the Mornington/Frankston Club “Flyers” need help in making their way to the Olympic trials in Adelaide, 7 April. The first step in this process is to compete at the NSW Open...

Rescue choppers on beaches patrol

SURF rescue helicopters are patrolling peninsula beaches daily to keep a look out for sharks, rips and people in distress in the water this summer. Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett said the h...

Friendly rivalry ahead of fun run

IT will be federal versus state at next month’s Carrum Coast Guard Around The River Fun Run when Isaacs federal MP Mark Dreyfus and Carrum state MP Sonya Kilkenny face off against each other. Registr...

Real estate agent fined for late audit

A FRANKSTON real estate agent has been fined for failing to have trust accounts audited in accordance with state laws. Glenn Michael Ryan, 69, of Glenn Ryan Real Estate was fined $2000 and ordered to...

BMX riders ‘pumped’ for summer

A BMX track at Langwarrin has riders jumping for joy. The new free public track features compacted dirt mounds along a path that weaves through trees. All skill levels, from beginners to experienced ...