Skills that count for jobs hunt

LIKE so many young people, school just didn’t cut it for Frankston teenagers Jessica and Adam, but that’s not the end of the story thanks to a program that is helping them learn valuable employment s...

Rosie Batty backs legal help centre

THE Frankston-based Peninsula Community Legal Centre has welcomed the support of high-profile domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty in the fight to stop funding cuts that could cripple the service...

Artists rally to save iconic site

PRESSURE is mounting to stop demolition of the iconic building that once housed Manyung Gallery in Mt Eliza. More than 400 people signed a petition in just three days to prevent the loss of the build...

Owners defend designs

HOMEOWNERS in Mt Eliza’s prestigious Ranelagh Estate have defended their rights to embrace modern architecture in the wake of claims that new developments are changing the character of the 1920s “gar...

Laser idea to deter ducks

MORNINGTON Peninsula horticulturalist Lisa Brassington knows that crops and ducks sometimes don’t mix, but the crafty inventor has come up with a simple solution to the problem that leaves both unhar...

Club celebrates birthday in the swim

IT’S fabulous to be over 50 in Frankston according to the 160 energetic members of the ‘Frankston Fabulous 50s’ swimming group. The club, which runs weekly aqua aerobics sessions in PARC’s hydrothera...

Bid to stunt growth of ‘garden estate’

RESIDENTS of a historically-significant “garden” suburb in Mt Eliza have launched a legal challenge to protect the character of the estate amid fears protection overlays are being watered down. The R...

Turning the page on grief

IF the test of a good book illustrator is how well their pictures connect to the text, then multi-talented Langwarrin resident Nicky Johnston has nailed it. The former Frankston High School student’s...

Hep C rates rise but treatment improves

HEPATITIS C infection rates in Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and neighbouring Casey are among the highest in Australia, with people who used drugs in the 1970s and 80s emerging as the highest r...

Legal centre faces ‘crisis’ budget cut

A FRANKSTON-based legal service that has helped thousands of low-income clients to access free legal advice and representation will be forced to turn away clients when the federal government cuts fun...