Challenge by the books

THE annual Mayor’s Reading Challenge will be held in August for its eighth year. This year’s theme is “Find Your Treasure” and preschool-aged children, 0-5 years, and families are invited to get invo...

A first in first aid awards

A NEW awards program will honour unsung heroes who have saved lives or helped people in time of emergency by using first aid skills. St John Ambulance Victoria is asking people to nominate family, fr...

Free call 000

POLICE are advising mainly elderly residents that they should be wary of mobile phone apps claiming to be “duress alarms” which charge them money to call 000 on their behalf. They say some “duress al...

New stations on electric Baxter line

A GANG of politicians gathered at Baxter train station last week to spruik a $450 million plan to extend the electrification of the Frankston line to Baxter. The train station provided a platform on ...

Anniversary of murders chance to help

A MEMORIAL to remember the three victims of the 1993 Frankston murders will be held this month amid a community-led push to now help the “unknown victim” of the murders. Jake Blair, now 25, was just ...

Safety call for footpath

A GROUP of Mt Eliza residents wants Mornington Peninsula Shire to build a footpath along Baden Powell Drive between Humphries Road and Nepean Highway to make “this treacherous piece of road” safer fo...

Food and funds to help homeless

CHELSEA Care Works is calling on schools, businesses and residents to help the homeless ahead of Homeless Week running from 6-12 August, with the theme “Ending Homelessness Together”. Mordialloc MP T...

‘Albo’ by the bay

THE federal opposition’s spokesman for infrastructure, transport, cities and regional development Anthony “Albo” Albanese, will get the lowdown on Frankston when he attends a “roundtable lunch” at th...

Push for ‘life skills’ focus

By Christine Nguyen* AT the top of Spring Street last week, St Bede’s College students successfully passed their Life Skills Education Development Bill 2018 during YMCA Youth Parliament. Bill sponsor...