‘Pomp’ on song list for now

A DECISION on whether or not to perform a patriotic English song at the Mornington Peninsula Chorale’s Proms Concert in Frankston next week has ruffled a few feathers. The issue was sparked when choi...

Athletes on track for worthy cause

MT ELIZA athletes Tilly Watts and Liam Hemingway are training for a cause close to their hearts. The pair – who live, went to school and work in Mt Eliza – plan to run in the Melbourne half and full ...

Awards honour lives in Scouting

SORRENTO Sea Scouts leader Christopher Clark believes Scouting teaches young people self-control, to look after their friends, and respect for others – all qualities valuable in society. The Rye resi...

Sleeping rough to help homeless

WHAT’S a home? Is it a house, apartment, building, car, or perhaps a bench in a park? Sadly, some young people in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula don’t have the luxury of a warm bed, their ...

Guards march off job at naval base

GUARDS employed by Wilson Security walked off the job at HMAS Cerberus, Crib Point last week to protest changes to workplace rules. The action resulted in bans on visitor checks, on-site patrols, bag...

Healthy, hearty start to pupils’ day

PUPILS at 14 Mornington Peninsula schools can start their day with a full tummy thanks to the state government’s school breakfast clubs and the help of volunteers. They are among 500 schools across t...

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...

New rules winning ‘party house’ wars

A SPATE of wild parties in Melbourne suburbs has highlighted the shortcomings of short-term “party” house rentals – an issue once rampant on the Mornington Peninsula. In Carnegie last month a $1 mill...

A man who freely makes time for others

THE old adage: “If you want something done ask the busiest person to do it” could have been referring to Mornington man Roy Francis. Last year’s Victorian Senior of the Year, Mr Francis, 77, is a can...

Kayakers in bay ‘rescue’

MT ELIZA man Bill Robinson got a shock when he saw what he thought was a man’s body floating face down in the water off Sunnyside beach last week. The retired veterinary surgeon, 74, was on a regular...