Exhibition from the mind

ARTISTS who have experienced mental illness will feature in an exhibition aimed at breaking down the stigma of mental health and improving access to treatment. The 2016 Mental Health Week Peninsula A...

On stage for the young at art

PERFORMING arts are used as a platform for young people’s health, sense of inclusion and feelings of wellbeing by members of Artzmartz, based at Mornington. The group is part of Smart Communities whi...

New start for business start-ups

‘WORK. MEET. BEACH. REPEAT.’ is the slogan that greets visitors to the offices of a new startup in Frankston aiming to help new start-ups launched just in time for the hotter summer months. Frankston...

Remand over burglary counts

A TEENAGER charged with several aggravated burglaries and car thefts faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week and was remanded to reappear on 18 October. The 19-year-old Frankston girl is alleged...

Failed ‘bullying’ claim comes to light

DISCORD between councillors led to a failed WorkCover claim lodged by Cr Brian Cunial in February that alleged “bullying, intimidation and ridiculing” by Cr Suzette Tayler. The claim, rejected by cou...

Mental health disorders on rise

PEOPLE living in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula have higher levels of mental health disorders than the Victorian average, with health services struggling to cope with demand. Figures from the...

Mumma bears help young mums

A SUPPORT group for young mothers living in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula has grown so fast it will have to become incorporated nationally to realise the next stage of its growth spurt. M...

‘Dirty laundry’ aired at council

BAD blood between councillors was on full show at the latest Frankston Council public meeting when councillors repeatedly clashed over the outcome of arbitration code of conduct complaints lodged aga...

36 take poll positions

MORE than 30 candidates will contest next month’s Frankston Council election vying for nine councillor spots in three council wards. Nominations closed on Tuesday last week and 36 candidates register...

Spring has sprung and the fish are biting

FISHING By Paul Pingiaro WELL it’s fair to say Melbourne’s spring weather has been very typical. Four season in one day seems to be the norm at the moment, however when the weather gods shine the fis...