Author: Bayside News

BANKERS will become bakers to whisk up cupcakes and biscuits in aid of a good cause. Staff at Frankston’s Bendigo Bank will host a Bake Off to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Inspired by TV show MasterChef, staff will get cooking as part of Starlight’s Community Cooking Challenge. Starlight provides some brightness in the lives of seriously ill children by arranging fun events for their families. Bank acting manager Kerry Debernardi said the Bake Off was a way for the bank to make a difference to the lives of some Frankston families. “Raising this sort of money will…

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CARRUM MP Donna Bauer is on a mission to make the Bowel Movement one of the most talked about campaigns in the country. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Of the 286 new cases diagnosed every week, 77 people will die from the disease. The campaign is particularly important for the 43-year-old mother of four after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this year. Mrs Bauer said that according to Bowel Cancer Australia, 40 per cent of people within her electorate have at least one of the following four health risk factors –…

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LOCAL boxing veteran Sam Soliman is Australia’s new king of the ring after being crowned world middleweight champion following his victory over IBF titleholder Felix Sturm in Germany on Sunday. But the win certainly came as no surprise to the 40-year-old champion, despite it being his first-ever major international title over his 23 year boxing career, 17 of which have been as a professional. Soliman, who spoke with The News last month in the lead up to his title fight, dominated the 35-year-old Sturm, scoring a unanimous points decision in front of a partisan German home crowd in Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen. The…

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A COMMUNITY project to replant and build a barbecue and picnic area alongside a neglected creek in Langwarrin symbolises the Islamic principles of “personal and societal cleanliness”. A plaque marking the start of the Harmony Creek project in Leisureland Drive was unveiled on Clean Up Australia Day. The project is being undertaken by members of the adjoining Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s Bait-ul-Salam (House of Peace) mosque, Frankston Council and Melbourne Water. The mosque is in the renovated former Leisureland Fair amusement park off North Rd. Bait-ul-Salam is the state’s only Ahmadiyya centre with people coming to attend prayers and community functions…

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THERE’S a fairy good chance kids will love the festive activities set to materialise at Mordialloc foreshore this month. The Rotary Club of Mordialloc is hosting the Gnome & Fairy Festival, following last year’s successful event at the Peter Scullin Reserve, next to the Mordialloc Creek, pier and beach. Club president Len Dawson said there were many events planned for the day, including live bands, a DJ, fairy dancing lessons and little munchkins dance crew. “Lots of kids from local schools have painted gnomes ahead of the festival and they will be on display on the day,” Mr Dawson said.…

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