Saving lives around the world

A SURGEON based at Frankston Hospital also leads another medical life — as a specialist medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy. Commander Ian Young has been deployed several times to war zones ...

Play to launch an audience

WRITER and actor Kate Mulvany has written a play based on a book that takes its readers out of this world. Mulvany attributes the award-winning Masquerade by Kit Williams with helping her recover fro...

CEO’s career ‘an education’

WHEN Maria Peters looks back on a 30-year career at Chisholm TAFE Institute she says it is the camaraderie between staff she will miss most of all in retirement. The CEO decided last year to step dow...

Works get artist’s ideas across

ARTIST Joseph Rayner will display 35 works at the first exhibition for the year at St Nicholas Church, Mordialloc, 3-11 February. An opening celebration will be held 6.30pm, Saturday 3 February. The ...

Bush poet’s poems collected

A FORMER bush walker turned bush poet will have her poetry preserved in print in a project that proves it is never too late to have written work published. Mary Lyons, 87, a former Mt Martha resident...

‘Light hearted’ look at polio

AUTHOR Fran Henke realised the need for a book outlining the latest expert advice for polio survivors after attending a conference in Sydney last year. “Experts from around the world were speak...

Step back in time for look at surfing

THE backyard swimming pool is covered in plastic to keep away messy ducks. The wind, swell and tide are not quite right at the beach, but Rod Jones is a satisfied surfer. Better known as Dr Surf to l...

Life and work under the ocean’s waves

A MT MARTHA doctor has for 30 years been able to combine her twin loves: scuba diving and medicine. In that time, Dr Vanessa Haller has made more than 2500 dives in idyllic locations while photograph...

Cricket tours can take family toll

KATHRYN Whatmore knows all about the pressures felt by the wives and girlfriends of professionals cricketers – especially when their partners are on tour. “There’s a lot more expected of cricketers t...

Passel passes on the parcels to shoppers

EVERYONE wants everything now in today’s fast-paced world and that’s a modern trend new business founder Marshall Hughes hopes will see success arrive by bypassing the post. Hughes is one of several ...