Second time ‘lucky’ for rates notices

A PRINTING bungle will see Frankston ratepayers receive a replacement 2018-19 rate notice in coming days. Frankston Council blamed a contractor for rates notices being issued with an incorrect addres...

Shop to support food care

A FOOD charity that feeds the needy is encouraging people to visits its op shop to support its ongoing operations. Theodora House Cheerful Givers, founded by Gina Poulos, said the shop is “a little o...

Raising muffins and money

AN Edithvale girl is baking up muffins to raise money for the needy during Homelessness Week (6-12 August). Edithvale Primary School pupil Airlie Smith is aiming to bake hundreds of muffins in a hire...

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...

The desperate are struggling

THE St Vincent de Paul Society  – an international organisation of the Catholic Church – was formed to help the poor in Paris, France in 1833. Unfortunately, as BARRY MORRIS discovered, t...

Arrests after robbery

FOUR men were arrested following a robbery in Frankston early Friday 3 August. The men approached a Seaford man, 26, on Nepean Highway just after 2am. One allegedly demanded the victim hand over mone...

Hungry drink-driver

A DRIVER out to get some Chinese takeaway wrote off his car in Towerhill Road, Frankston South, and then allegedly blew more than four times the legal limit when breath-tested at Frankston police sta...

Robbed at knifepoint

A BOY, 14, was robbed at knifepoint by two 16-year-old boys outside the cinema complex in Frankston’s Wells Street on Sunday 22 July. The victim was approached by the two teens who demanded cash befo...

Tradie jumps in

A TRADIE intervened to disarm a would be armed robbery at a Beach Street 7-Eleven store last week. The Chisholm TAFE student was taking a break from studies at about 10.30am on Tuesday morning (31 Ju...

Monkey problem

THE high number of unregistered “monkey bikes” in streets, reserves and parks throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is a worry to Somerville Highway Patrol. They say residents complain ab...