Author: Bayside News

THE cast will have as much fun as the audience when MLOC – formerly the Mordialloc Light Opera Company – presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Phoenix Theatre next month. Edithvale resident Jane Court will direct the amateur theatre production, with musical direction by Ian Nisbet and choreography by Keir Jasper. “The modern, riotous musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in their search for the Holy Grail,” organiser Cheryl Threadgold said. “It pokes fun at the Arthurian legend and musical theatre stereotypes, and, with lots of laughs and catchy musical numbers, promises…

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COUNCIL workers got a shock last Monday (18 May) when they discovered a large boa constrictor nestled in a Seaford building. The snake is believed to have either escaped or have been dumped by an irresponsible owner. “Council officers were inspecting the council-owned property adjoining Seaford Wetlands on Monday morning when they discovered the boa constrictor inside a shed,” Frankston mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said. “A snake catcher was immediately called to handle the snake.” Boa constrictors are native to in North, Central, and South America and some Carribbean Islands. Foreign snakes such as boa constrictors can carry a virus…

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CHANGES to Frankston Council’s Kindergarten Central Registration System have been finalised before the allocation of next year’s places in late July. Most of the existing system has been kept with 97 per cent of on-time registrations getting an offer for a preferred kindergarten but two amendments have been introduced. “A key part of this review was listening to the views of families who have or would be using the registration procedure, and we felt it was very important we took this feedback on board,” Frankston mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said. “As a result, the family’s proximity to a kindergarten and…

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ARTISTS and entrepreneurs are an intriguing mix at a new shared community space in Frankston. The Frankston Regional Artisan’s Network – also known as FRANK – has gathered together creatives and small businesses under the same roof at a Beach St hub. The network is a Frankston Council initiative. Mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said a project team of council officers and Frankston residents had planned the FRANK project. “This team shared a vision to create a unique space that allows local creatives, small businesses and entrepreneurs to come together to share a place to work, inspire and connect – similar…

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POLICE have released a face-fit image of a man they wish to speak to regarding an assault in Frankston on Friday 8 May. In the incident, a woman was hit on the head with a piece of wood and then robbed as she was leaving Bayside shopping centre. Senior Constable Ken Howard, of the Armed Robbery Task Force, said the woman, 62, was walking on Ross Smith Av when the man hit her from behind and knocked her to the ground at 6.20pm. The man then began rifling through her handbag. The woman initially thought he was trying to assist…

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