Keeping up with the Joneses

SOCCER THANK goodness Lisa Jones likes soccer. Her husband has been immersed in the sport since childhood, their two sons are following in their father’s footsteps, their oldest daughter already has ...

Baster bows out a winner

HORSE RACING MULTIPLE Group One winning jockey, Stephen Baster, has finished his career as a winner with his final ride aboard the Logan McGill-trained Gold Fields at Sandown on Saturday 16 November....

An outlaw tamed in Frankston

MESSRS Peebles and Strong, the local horse breakers, received from the hands of a client last week, a horse with a most unenviable reputation.  They undertook to have him running in their milk c...

Wind sculpture in art show

MORNINGTON Art Show has signed up German-born sculptor Rudi Jass for its January Art show. In his Mornington Peninsula studio, Jaas designs and crafts sculptures characterised by clean-flowing lines ...

Long way over

A MAN has blown over five times the legal limit driving in Moorooduc, 8 November. Police had set up a booze bus at the Peninsula Link off ramp at Bungower Road. They saw a van approaching the site at...

Call to limit road speeds

A INCREASING road toll has reinforced Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s call for blanket speed limits rather than just on specific roads. Former mayor Cr David Gill said an 80kph limit should be t...

Police car rammed

POLICE are searching for four people after a police car was rammed, 5.40am 6 November. Carrum Downs police members in the night shift divisional van were driving on Karingal Drive when they spotted a...

Dolphins have a jelly good time

DOLPHINS spend a lot of time rounding up food and socialising but researchers were intrigued when they were spotted swimming among a large group of jellyfish. Common dolphins living near Mornington w...

Climate ‘emergency’ considered

FRANKSTON Council are set to consider declaring a “climate emergency”. The move was put forward by new mayor Cr Sandra Mayer, and will be debated at council’s next ordinary meeting. The motion reads ...