Author: BaysideNews

GRANTS of up to $25,000 are available to Victorian councils to boost cat desexing rates.A feline vaccine shortage in the last year has left the cat population vulnerable. Animal Welfare Victoria has revealed that more than 600 cats were euthanased by The Lost Dogs Home Casey, which provides animal shelter services for Frankston and Kingston councils, in the first six months of 2023 (“Hundreds of animals put down” The Times 8/1/2024).In a bid to address cat overpopulation, the state government has announced the $25,000 grant program for cat desexing. Animal Welfare Victoria executive director Dr Trevor Pisciotta said “desexing cats…

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SEAFORD Primary School students learned valuable water safety skills from Life Saving Victoria’s rescue helicopter service team last month.The helicopter, operated by LSV on behalf of Westpac, and its crew touched down in Seaford to meet 185 young students. Seaford Primary School principal Michael Browne said the visit “allowed students to develop a greater understanding of the role that lifesaving services play within the community.”“For many years the school has run its open water Nippers Program for our year 5 and 6 students at Seaford Beach and are well aware of the role Life Saving Victoria plays in monitoring and…

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BUSINESS grants, expos, and vouchers are on offer this month as part of a Frankston Council initiative to encourage its residents to shop locally.Frankston Council estimates that for every $100 spent at a local business, around $68 stays within the local economy. This month it will hand out 100 $1000 grants, and a $500 voucher to boost local businesses.Frankston deputy mayor Liam Hughes said “from manufacturing, construction, retail, and hospitality to home-based services, health care, beauty, and real estate, Frankston City is bustling with 44,000 small and medium enterprises helping to boost our economy and make this city the best…

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Compiled by Cameron McCullough IT is with deepest regret we learn that ex-Councillor C. Murray, of Somerville, passed away on Thursday morning, at “Marrinook” private hospital, East Melbourne, where he has been hovering between life and death for some time.We feel that we are expressing the feelings of all residents of the shire who were acquainted with the deceased gentleman, when we say how deep the feelings of regret will be.The late Charles Murray, who had been a member of the Shire Council almost continuously since 1904, was a man who did not intrude himself unnecessarily on the Council by…

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PREPARE to be immersed in the rich melodies of Celtic music as the Melbourne Celtic Festival On Tour makes its way to Frankston. Fresh from the success of its sold-out 2023 event and riding high on the waves of the 2024 Festival, this showcase promises an unforgettable evening filled with foot-stomping rhythms and the unmistakable warmth of Celtic culture.Following this year’s festival on 16-17 March, a carefully curated lineup of talented performers is bringing their magic to the Frankston Arts Centre. Headlining the event is international guest artist Chloe Matharu, a nominee for Scots Singer of the Year. Hailing from…

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