Helmet with benefits: George Paterson has fitted lights and a camera to his bike helmet to alert and monitor motorists.

Cyclist shines a light for safety

IT would be a rare day when George Paterson could walk along the streets of Rye or pull up at the back beach for a surf check without being recognised. A long time businessman in Frankston and on the...
Shooting success: A Mt Eliza business has asked secondary college student Jack Ahern to make a commercial video following a short documentary he filmed and edited about boxer Ron Smith. Picture: Yanni

Boxing a way to peace, happiness

TO some, boxing may seem a strange road to travel in search of peace. But that is exactly the destination where the lessons in life handed out by boxing trainer Ron Smith can lead. The Mt Eliza-based...
The other world: Filmmaker, author and marine educator Sheree Marris takes a dive in Port Phillip, below left, home to a variety of life forms, including the southern blue devil, above. Pictures: Jarrod Boord and Sheree Marris

Focusing on life down under

SHEREE Marris submerges herself in her work. An outspoken advocate for the Mornington Peninsula, she concentrates on its rarely seen and hidden attractions. To actually see Marris at work requires so...
Fond memories: Melissa Jane has written snd recorded a birthday song to ease the pain and appreciate memories of a lost loved one. Picture: Peter King

Song of hope born from grief

AT an early age Melissa Jane found solace in poetry. In more recent years she found herself penning songs. But it was not until she experienced a personal tragedy that the words and music fused into ...
Under cover: Wildlife carers are removing a telecommunications pit covers looking for families of sugar gliders which have moved in because of a lack of available tree hollows in Mt Eliza. Picture: Yanni

Gliders moved out as broadband rolls in

HAVING fast internet speeds at home is not good news for everyone, especially if you are a sugar glider in Mt Eliza. Inspections made before the rollout of NBN cabling at Mt Eliza have revealed famil...
Leaders united: Religious and community leaders are united in their wish for peace.

Muslims lead the way in peace talks

LEADERS from six major religions went to a mosque in Langwarrin to explain the role their faith was taking to promote peace. President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia Inam-ul-Haq Kauser ...
Helping out: The 47 kayakers who went fishing off Mt Martha and Sunday 8 November helped raise money for That’s The Thing About Fishing (TTTAF), a group that uses fishing as a therapy. Below, Luke Easton and Tim Heffernan go looking for fishing spots. Right, John Mauro, of Mt Eliza, with his catch, a flathead, and TTTAF founder Glenn Couper. 
Pictures: Gary Sissons

It’s all about going fishing for therapy

THERE’S something about fishing. Rain, hail and shine, anglers are always out there casting a line. Sheltering from the weather or running to see what’s happening when someone’s reeling in something ...
Paris calling: Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, above, prepares to broadcast live from Paris.

Muslims condemn Paris terror

THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which has a mosque in Langwarrin, has condemned the “barbaric” terrorist attacks in Paris responsible for the deaths of 132 people. The death toll is expected to ris...
Cathie’s world: Painter Cathie Coleman draws inspiration from her experiences. The interpretation of her memories includes the reality of the time coloured by her emotions. Coleman is one of 19 artists included on this year’s Peninsula Studio Trail. Picture: Yanni

Follow the trail to find an artist

ARTISTS across the Mornington Peninsula are showing themselves as well as their works over the next two weekends. While it’s usually a display of their works, 19 artists are on the map for this year’...