Helping make season brighter

CHRISTMAS is looming and the tireless volunteers at Peninsula Mums for Families in Need are bracing themselves for high demand. The charity service, established by mother-of-three Jodie Harris, makes...

Beware when bluebottles sail to shore

VISITORS to Frankston and the peninsula’s bay and ocean beaches may have noticed the prevalence of bluebottle jellyfish. The common bluebottle, Physalia utriculus, is smaller and less venomous than i...

Fire destroys house

A BRICK veneer house in Frankston North was destroyed by fire late Wednesday night. Police have deemed the fire, in Mallee St, 10pm, Wednesday 7 December, as “suspicious”. Arson chemists were expecte...

Arrests after gun spotted

CREWS at Frankston police station’s divisional operation support office (DOSO) went on high alert when they spotted two teenagers handling what they identified as a black pistol in the rooftop carpar...

Rain didn’t ease summer fire risk

FIRE danger periods for the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and Kingston CFA districts will begin 1am, Monday 19 December. During this time fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permi...

Murder charge after body find

MISSING Person Squad detectives have charged a 49-year-old man regarding the disappearance of Karen Rae. Ms Rae, 48, was last seen leaving her Adib Court home in Frankston North at about 7pm on 15 Ap...

Butt out is health message

PENINSULA Health has received an award for its Preventing Tobacco Use campaign as part of the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League Goes Smoke Free project. The award was announced at the 2016 ...

Smartphones ‘fuel’ problem gamblers

THE popularity of smartphones has fuelled a rise in the number of problem gamblers who now have easy and instant access to online gambling sites, warns a Mornington peninsula counselling service. Alv...

Students learn sustainability skills

NARANGA School in Frankston has been recognised with a Victorian sustainability award for its innovative approach to rubbish. The school, which caters for students aged 5-18 with a mild intellectual ...