Changing schools can be a backward step

CHANGING schools can have a detrimental effect on a student’s mental health and academic performance. Exploring the effects of “school transition on student wellbeing” formed the basis of a talk give...

A new story for all writers

EVERY story has an ending but another tale is always about to begin. That’s certainly the case for writer Mairi Neil who closed the book on 20 years as founder of the Mordialloc Writers’ Group when s...

Family ties history together

HEARING tales of years and decades gone by has inspired Chelsea resident Kaye Musgrove to write a memoir of her father that also provides an insight into life in the area throughout the past nine dec...

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...