Short but sweet film set for Cannes

A TOUCHING short film by Mt Eliza filmmaker Michael Raso will screen at the internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival next month. His six-minute entry, Solitude, sponsored by the American Pavilio...

The truth is out there about UFO

IT wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t a plane. People in Westall who saw an unidentified flying object hovering over the suburb in 1966 are still sure they saw something extraordinary and unexplained on 6 Apri...

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...

Book’s got the look

FORGET about stocking your pantry with exotic ingredients and trying to cook complicated recipes that you can’t even pronounce – Frankston foodie Jade O’Donahoo says “simple” is back in fashion...

Closed doors spur advocate for change

THIRTY years ago, when Graeme Innes finished university with a law degree and aspirations of a career where he could make a difference, he found a very different reality. Doors closed, employers baul...

The bald truth about alopecia

IT took Frankston retailer and alopecia sufferer Tammy Lobato many years to overcome the sense of isolation that goes with being “different”, so she understands only too well the embarrassment, anxie...

Author gets it off his chest for posterity

IT’S not that unusual to develop a cough after spending weeks either in air conditioned rooms and cars or outside on 40 degree days. On his first back in England after three weeks in the Middle East ...

Give Jess a chance

IN her short but inspirational life, 23-year-old Jess Van Zeil has not asked very much of others. The high-achieving Frankston South resident, who grew up in Mt Eliza and worked in Mornington, is now...