In pursuit of the hirsute

FASHION is cyclical and beards are back in fashion again. Young hipsters have taken on the look and ace faces from Frankston to New York feature facial hair. Seaford photographer Stan Barnett was ahe...

Magpies plan spreads wings

FRANKSTON is following in the footsteps of Collingwood Football Club in a bid to help the homeless. Council will trial a 12-month pilot program to establish three ‘Magpie Nest’ houses in Frankston to...

Cuts force council out of family day care

FEDERAL funding cuts have been blamed for a decision by Frankston Council to end its family day care program. Frankston mayor Cr Sandra Mayer cited a federal government funding cut of $180,000 per ye...

Kinders enrolments revamped

PARENT pressure has forced Frankston councillors to reconsider council’s policy on kindergartens enrolments in the municipality. Council has now decided to include a “proximity clause” in its enrolme...

Drivers on notice over Easter weekend

FOLLOWING a successful road policing campaign over the Labour Day long weekend – when they conducted 3233 roadside tests and detected 380 offences – Kingston police will be out in force this Easter b...

Around the world in 84 pages

SCHOOL teacher Rashad Seedeen has come up with a novel approach to encourage students to think about life beyond the school gates and beyond. The Patterson River Secondary College History and English...

Second chance for hub wins approval

COUNCILLORS have waved through a plan to build a new Mentone Activity Hub in Venice St at a cost of more than $1.51 million. The proposal was narrowly rejected at last month’s public council meeting ...

Arts experts bow out

TWO doyens of the Frankston arts scene have left the stage. The final curtain has fallen on Frankston Arts Centre manager Robin Batt’s two decades at the helm of council’s cultural headquarters and M...