Bins out, in and now improved

FIRST the bins were out, then they were back in. Now rubbish bins at Patterson River are getting an upgrade thanks to the state government. Parks Victoria recently reversed a decision to remove the b...

Tolerance the talk on human rights

HUMAN rights advocate and lawyer Julian Burnside QC will be guest speaker at a Kingston For Human Rights event this month. The high-profile and outspoken barrister, an advocate for refugees, will tal...

Festive feast for all planned

CHRISTMAS is coming so volunteers are starting preparation for this year’s Chelsea Community Christmas Lunch to provide a three-course meal for the homeless and disadvantaged. The annual event also o...

‘Hard line’ against synthetic cannabis

FRANKSTON detectives say they will take a hardline approach against the sellers of synthetic cannabis now the practice has been criminalised. Legislation passed by state Parliament on 1 November proh...

Beamer rams patrol cars

A BMW X5 sporting stolen number plates was rammed into two police cars in a McDonald’s car park at Frankston North, early Friday morning, 10 November. The force of the impact knocked one of the cars ...

Drive to paint brighter futures

A CALL has gone out asking for contributions to a good cause in the name of art helping people struggling with mental health or disabilities. Not-for-profit mental health and disability support organ...

Radio station pops up at shops

“The Voice of the Peninsula”, community radio station RPP FM, has opened its first pop-up studio, away from its Mornington base, at Frankston’s Bayside Shopping Centre. RPP FM’s new studio shop front...

Female first in decade at CFA Skye

A NEWCOMER to the Skye community has got stuck right into helping fellow residents by volunteering for the local Country Fire Authority brigade. Camille Pola recently moved from Warrnambool to the Fr...

Operation Furlong race has been run

POLICE breath-tested about 14,000 drivers in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Shire council areas over the Melbourne Cup long weekend with 28 being found to be either drink-or-drug driving. Ano...

Care all year round from calendar

SALES of a calendar showcasing illustrations by Frankston area preschool and primary school pupils will raise money for projects helping vulnerable children. The Awesome Kids Family Calendar was offi...