Sharks score cash splash

FOOTBALLERS, cricketers and netballers all got a boost last week with a $100,000 grant to redevelop the pavilion at Bonbeach recreation reserve. The money will provide unisex change rooms, improved u...

Thousands nabbed in police road blitz

EXCESSIVE speed and alcohol are suspected to have been behind a serious car crash in Carrum Downs that left two men fighting for their lives in hospital after the car they were travelling in slammed ...

Ladies united for memorial push

A DEDICATED band of sisters is hitting the streets of Frankston to do their bit to raise as much money as possible to fund the proposed new war memorial at Beauty Park. Jane Taylor, the wife of mayor...

Former Swan runs rubber duck race

SPECTATORS lined Frankston’s foreshore last Monday hoping their lucky ducky would be the one to win them some big bucks. It was a race meet with a difference trying to make a difference. The inaugura...

Who watches the councillors?

AN independent observer will be hired by Kingston Council to observe councillors’ behaviour and advise whether action is needed. Councillors backed Cr David Eden’s suggestion at a council meeting thi...

Guy open to wedge review

PLANNING minister Matthew Guy has indicated he will consider Kingston Council’s contentious bid to rezone land in the green wedge to a minimum lot size of 2000 square metres, possibly paving the way ...

Planting the seeds of success

PLANTING shrubs, cleaning off graffiti, picking up litter and even lobbying for a new public toilet in the shopping centre are worthwhile tasks being undertaken by the Chelsea Bonbeach Train Station ...

War memorial in doubt

FRANKSTON’S proposed new war memorial will not be completed in time for next year’s Anzac Day centenary commemorations amid councillors’ concerns about the project’s cost. The mayor Cr Darrel Taylor ...

Three wheels and a dream

IT’S a big challenge but Edithvale cyclist Alexandra Gale-Grime says she’s up or it. Next month she will cycle 600km through Thailand to raise money for a cause close to her heart. She and her team h...

Leash-free area bone of contention

DOGS may be allowed to roam free along Mentone Beach if a Kingston City Council 24-hour off-leash area trial is a success. A leash-free area could be located on the beach area adjacent to Charman Rd ...