Rings thief did runner

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman who was captured by police while driving a stolen car on the Monash Freeway, Monday 8 January, may be charged with stealing expensive jewellery from Southland. Detectives will all...

Escaped detainee found in Frankston

Compiled by Brodie Cowburn DURING the early hours of Wednesday morning (Boxing Day) 4 boys, who were amongst the lads detained at the training farm on Tortoise Head Island, escaped to the mainland. O...

BLUES AT THE BRIARS BACK FOR 2018

Fresh off the back of 2017’s epic festival, Blues At The Briars returns on February 24 for its sixth celebration of blues and roots music on the Peninsula. A combination of great music, amazing food ...

Big turnout expected for exhibition

THE Peninsula Woodturners Guild’s  “Woodturning in the Park” Exhibition will run from 18-23 January 2018 10am to 4pm each day. Entry is free, as is parking in the grounds of the McClelland Gallery an...

Shopping centre blasts probed

A MAN arrested over an incident that caused alarm at Bayside Shopping Centre last month has been “released pending further enquiries”, police say. The central Frankston shopping centre was evacuated ...

Kids die in hot cars campaign heats up

FRANKSTON South has been named as the fifth highest hotspot across the state for ambulance callouts to free children stuck in cars. A new Victorian government Don’t Leave Kids In Cars campaign, featu...

Polio book best seller

A HANDBOOK produced by Mornington Peninsula Post Polio Support Group to help polio survivors, has turned out to be the best seller for 2017 for Random Harvest e-library. “We have sold downloads of ‘L...

Year-long power test for paddlers

KAYAKS and canoes can be fitted with small electric motors without being registered. The trial aims to reduce red tape for low-powered vessels travelling up to five knots and ends 31 December. The ex...

Sand sculptures tell tales

THANKFULLY it took less than 1001 nights to build the latest attraction on Frankston’s foreshore telling the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the forty thieves and other Arabian Nigh...

Hair care with a twist for pupils

BOOKS and braids may seem a baffling match to promote literacy but it’s a combination that’s working to encourage St Francis Xavier Primary School pupils to turn pages while sitting still for hair ca...