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DAVID Oakley decided to become an artist after surviving a horrific lifethreatening assault 15 years ago. The Chelsea Heights resident lost about 16 per cent of his brain and part of his skull but now he is celebrating his determination to see the positives in life despite the trauma. See story Page 9. Picture: Gary Sissons

Golf plan for course ahead Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au A PLANNING review by the state government has prompted Kingston Council to reiterate its policy of preferring sold-off course courses be kept clear of development as open space. Councillors at the latest public council meeting on 28 August discussed

council’s submission to the state government’s Planning for golf in Victoria paper to be released later this month. The paper will outline a 35-year strategy to “help golf navigate the issues facing the sport, such as pressure to rezone golf course land for residential use”. A task force, including state bureaucrats and a representative from Golf

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much land is suitable for rezoning.” Councillors voted 5-4 to tell the state government Kingston Council wants any land vacated by golf clubs in future to be available for community use. Cr Rosemary West suggested golf clubs could be more sustainable if function centres and other sports facilities are built at course sites. Continued Page 6


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Bauer back in Carrum battle

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Election road begins: Liberal candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer and state opposition leader Matthew Guy look ahead to political skirmishes over sky rail on the Frankston line before next year’s state election. Picture: Gary Sissons

first place. It’s a waste of taxpayers’ money.” He said there is still time for the government to intervene and reverse the decision to close Eel Race Rd. Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny did not respond to questions about the Eel Race Rd closure before publication deadline.

Liberal candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer joined Mr Guy and Mr Smith on Monday to announce the Coalition’s promise to reopen Eel Race Rd if elected. “Ms Kilkenny seems to have no interest in supporting the people she is supposed to be representing, preferring to be an apologist for the Andrews Labor government,” she said.

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will be “landlocked” and the loss of Eel Race Rd will cause traffic bottlenecks at the McLeod Rd intersection. “Taking that commitment on its face value, it’s a good step forward,” Mr Telleson said. “It’s such a bad decision and it doesn’t make sense. We’ll keep fighting for it not to be closed in the

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A CARRUM road earmarked for closure under the state government’s level crossings removal project would be reopened if the Coalition is re-elected at next November’s state election. Liberal state opposition leader Matthew Guy and opposition roads spokesman Ryan Smith visited Carrum on Monday (4 September) and pledged to reverse the decision to close the road as part of a Level Crossing Removal Authority plan to build a rail bridge in the area. “The decision to close the level crossing at Eels Race Rd by Daniel Andrews shows his utter contempt for motorists,” Mr Guy said in a statement. “It is now clear to the Carrum community that Daniel Andrews had no intention of removing this level crossing, rather, the “solution” is to simply close the road. “Today, the Liberal Nationals pledge to reopen the road if elected.” Carrum resident Michael Tellesson, who is leading a community fight against the road’s closure, welcomed the promise to reopen the road if it is closed. Some Carrum residents say they

LIBERAL candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer will hope voters decide to go back to the future at the polls in next November’s state election. Ms Bauer, formerly the MP for Carrum from 2010 to 2014 under the previous Coalition state government, has won Liberal preselection to try to take back the seat from Labor incumbent Sonya Kilkenny. Ms Bauer won preselection over Carmella Monger last weekend. A third candidate Gandhi Bevinakoppa bowed out before party members voted to select the Carrum candidate. Ms Kilkenny won the seat from Ms Bauer at the 2014 election by a slim 0.7 per cent. The Carrum electorate’s boundaries were changed in the lead up to the previous state election to exclude Aspendale, Edithvale and parts of Chelsea, that were transferred to the seat of Mordialloc, and the addition of Carrum Downs and Sandhurst. Ms Bauer’s preselection win finalises the Liberal Party’s line-up to try to win back all four of the marginal “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line regarded as crucial to winning government. Kingston councillor Geoff Gledhill will face Labor MP Tim Richardson in Mordialloc, Frankston police station commander Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb will go up against Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke and Asher Judah will try to win Bentleigh from Labor MP Nick Staikos. Neil Walker

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Carnage in wake of car’s wild ride Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au A SPEEDING driver who sideswiped several cars in a wild ride along Nepean Highway from Blairgowrie to Edithvale was later grappled with by members of the public and held until police arrived, Friday 1 September. Sergeant Ray Box said Mornington police began receiving calls from irate motorists about the driver’s behaviour in the Canterbury-Jetty road area of Rosebud at 10.30am. He was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road

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and speeding at up to 120kph in 80kph zones. Police unsuccessfully tried to head off the man in a Honda CRV at Safety Beach but he avoided them and took the freeway to Mt Martha where he collided with a pole in Bentons Rd, Mornington, but continued driving. Sergeant Box said police saw the driver, in his mid-20s, driving erratically and speeding on the wrong side of the road near Bungower Rd, Mornington. “It was extreme behaviour,” Sergeant Box said. Thinking ahead, and anticipating the

driver’s route, police set up stop-sticks at the bottom of Olivers Hill. “He managed to get around them and continued up Nepean Highway and we terminated the pursuit when he entered the Frankston CBD,” Sergeant Box said. The driver continued up Nepean Highway sideswiping cars until one serious collision forced him to stop. He was then wrestled to the ground and held until could be arrested. Kingston traffic police on Friday night said the man was being interviewed over a range of traffic matters. He was said to live “uptown”.

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No citizenship drama for Dreyfus Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au ANY doubts over the eligibility of federal MP Mark Dreyfus to sit in Parliament have been quickly dispelled by the member for Isaacs. Mr Dreyfus has confirmed he faces no threat of being stood down under section 44 of the Constitution that has seen several federal MPs, including Nationals MP and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, face the prospect of being declared ineligible to sit as an MP due to dual citizenship concerns.

Online news site Crikey on Monday (4 September) suggested Mr Dreyfus and other Jewish MPs could become embroiled in the citizenship fiasco that has rocked Australian politics in recent weeks due to Israel offering all “Jewish-descended people” the “right to return” to that country. Mr Dreyfus, a former attorneygeneral under the previous RuddGillard-Rudd Labor government, said he is not a citizen of any country other than Australia. “Labor is confident that all of our MPs have met the constitutional requirements to be members of the

Australian Parliament,” he said. “I was born in Australia and do not hold citizenship of any other country.” Jewish people can apply for a “right of return” visa and can become an Israeli citizen when they move to Israel. Mr Dreyfus is not and never has been an Israeli citizen and has never applied for the “right of return” visa, officially known as an Oleh/Aliyah visa. Seven MPs including Mr Joyce have discovered they are citizens of other countries by descent and the

High Court of Australia will rule in October whether the MPs can remain in federal Parliament. Mr Dreyfus has been the federal member for Isaacs — covering Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Edithvale, Keysborough, Mordialloc, Noble Park, Patterson Lakes and Waterways — since 2007.

Citizen Dreyfus: Federal Labor Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus has always been an Australian citizen. Picture: Gary Sissons

Kingston steers away from port support Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON councillors have changed a previous council position supporting a second major container port in Hastings. A 5-3 majority of councillors voted at August’s public council meeting to “take no position” on backing Hastings over Bay West near Geelong as the location of a second container port when the Port of Melbourne reaches capacity. Cr Rosemary West’s notice of motion urged Kingston Council to effectively drop support for a major port at Hastings and comes in the wake

of neighbouring Frankston Council’s decision in May to end its support for Hastings over Bay West. Infrastructure Victoria, an independent body established by the state government, has flagged Bay West as the preferred second container port location when needed, possibly as early as 2035. “I don’t think we need to expand our trade to the point we don’t manufacture anything,” Cr West said at the meeting. “I certainly don’t think we would be wanting to destroy the environment of western port by supporting the Port of Hastings as I’m afraid the last council did.” Cr Geoff Gledhill, the Liberal

Party’s candidate for the seat of Mordialloc at next year’s state election, noted “63 per cent” of goods imported into Melbourne are transported south east of Melbourne. “We do have to be involved in this discussion because we’ve got one of the largest light manufacturing areas in Australia through the south east that starts in Braeside and Mordialloc and heads all the way out to Dandenong,” Cr Gledhill said. “Food processing is seen as a particular growth industry in this area. We’ve got businesses that supported the motor industry disappearing … we need to replace that industry because that’s where the jobs are.” Cr Gledhill noted Hastings “is a

deep water port”. He acknowledged Infrastructure Victoria is leaning towards Bay West as the site for a second major port but said there are concerns about how to deepen heads at Bay West for larger container ships. Cr West said that the state government, in her view, should build a freight rail link from the Port of Melbourne to the south east to transport goods. She noted any port expansion at Hastings would likely put either 1.5 million B-Double trucks or 50,000 freight trains on railways across Melbourne, according to a Victoria University report. Crs Tamara Barth, Ron Brownless, Georgina Oxley, Steve Staikos and

West voted for council to take no position on a major port at Hastings. Crs Tamsin Bearsley, Gledhill and George Hua voted against Cr West’s notice of motion. The mayor Cr David Eden did not raise his hand to indicate his vote. No formal division was called to officially record councillors’ votes on the matter. Mornington Peninsula Shire council supported a major port at Hastings alongside Frankston and Kingston councils in a joint submission to the state government from the South East Melbourne (SEMS) group of councils in late 2015.

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Golf courses face uncertain future Continued from Page 1 Cr Geoff Gledhill, the Liberal Party candidate in Mordialloc for next November’s state election, argued council needed to be wary of determining golf clubs’ futures. “Every effort has to be made to retain that [golf courses] if possible, but we can’t do, I suppose, is second guess what’s happening in that industry and what people are doing with their spare time,” he said. “There is pressure for active sports facilities all over the place. We’re encouraging young women to play sports that they traditionally haven’t been a part of and there’s just not room for them. It’s about getting a balanced outcome.” He said there should be a “net community benefit” and this could take the form of more schools, kindergartens or “affordable housing”. “A bland subdivision … is not an acceptable outcome,” Cr Gledhill said. The council debate and submission to the state government comes as property fund manager ISPT finalises its planning application to Kingston Council proposing the Kingswood Golf Course in Dingley Village be rezoned for the construction of a residential housing estate. ISPT bought the course for $125 million against a market value of about $80 million at the time two years ago. Councillors will debate and vote on the planning application at a public planning meeting on 20 September. Dingley Village residents who op-

pose the development have rallied under the Save Kingswood community group banner. “This particular paper that’s being introduced by the state government is probably too late for Kingswood but it does affect and impact on urban golf courses within the city of Kingston,” Cr Steve Staikos said at the latest council meeting. He noted green wedge zoned golf courses have “extra protections” against development. “We do have golf courses in the urban area and we’re not going to give people carte blanche to start processes for development.” Cr West expressed concern about the state government’s discussion paper “watering down” protections against residential development. “All sorts of other things can be traded off against the golf course,” she said. The discussion paper mentions open space may be an option to be provided elsewhere by developers or “social housing, crisis accommodation, libraries, education precincts, health or legal services” could be uses permitted on former golf course land. Crs Staikos, West, Tamara Barth, the mayor Cr David Eden and Georgina Oxley voted to make a submission to the state government that amended a council officers’ report on the matter. Crs Tamsin Bearsley, Ron Brownlees, Gledhill and George Hua voted against that course of action.

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Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au A BID to subdivide part of Cruden Farm in Langwarrin for residential development looks doomed after the state government signalled there is no intention to move Melbourne’s urban growth boundary. Trustees for the former homestead of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, submitted a planning application to Frankston Council to ask for approval to carve off about 15 hectares of land to build more than 100 homes. The application was withdrawn by the trustees before it was due to be debated and voted on by councillors at August’s public council meeting. State Planning Minister Richard Wynne would ultimately have to approve the subdivision. Mr Wynne has now indicated the Labor state government has no in-

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ban growth boundary. “In 2007 Dame Elisabeth stated that it was her wish ‘that the gardens and other areas be retained largely in the form at which they are at present’. I intend to see that her wish is granted.” The rezoned land could sell for more than $25 million. Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Trust chairman Ian Evans has said profits from the land sell-off would keep Cruden Farm open to the public “in perpetuity”. Community groups including the Defenders of the South East Green Wedge and the newly formed Save Cruden Farm have voiced opposition to any homes being built on green wedge land. When approached by The News last month, the Planning Minister’s office advised the application had not been sent straight to the Planning Minister. “No proposal is before the Minister, and nor has he been asked to call anything in,” spokesman Patrick Lane said.

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Life as artist after near death Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au A BRUSH with death made artist David Oakley reassess his life and pursue a passion for art that is on display in Frankston this month. The Chelsea Heights resident’s Exhibition ’15’ marks 15 years since Oakley was almost killed when he was attacked by a knife and hammer wielding robber in a shop in Hoddle St, Abbotsford in 2002. The then 33-year-old was “not expected to live” after suffering several hammer blows to the head during the armed robbery. It took more than five years of speech therapy to relearn to speak and to this day Oakley feels no sensation down the right-hand side of his body. He lost about 16 per cent of his brain and part of his skull after surgery and was in an induced coma for weeks in The Alfred hospital after the violent attack. One of the artworks in the exhibition is based on an X-ray of his brain taken in 2003 that illustrates the damage done by hammer blows. The former website designer said he had “a five-year plan” at the time of the attack but after his near death experience he decided he had to pursue his artistic dreams. “Before I was a workaholic and I thought ‘I’m going to do something one day’ but after I decided my art and interest in animals are what I want to focus on so I’m going to do that now.” Oakley draws portraits of animals and accepts private commissions to portray family pets.

Courage on display: Artist David Oakley suffered brain damage 15 years ago during a violent robbery. Picture: Gary Sissons

He takes photographs for reference purposes and draws animals using a computer pressure pad. “I tried to paint but depth perception is a problem so I was either too light or heavy on canvas.” Oakley’s work is being exhibited at Kindred Art Space, a warehouse conversion that displays art with a difference. Gallery founder and art therapist Kerryn “Kez” Knight said Kindred Art Space has been open for just over a year. “We decided to build a place and fit it out to be really welcoming. There’s an open fire and lots of rooms and a meditation garden out the back.” She said art can help people deal with anxiety, trauma or depression. “It’s not about creating a masterpiece – it’s about the process,” Knight said. “You’re creating from your heart and it’s an outlet to express frustration, trauma or anxiety.”

The gallery’s latest artist to have his work exhibited at Kindred Art Space has managed to look on the bright side of life despite his life-changing traumatic experience 15 years ago. “One man tried to kill me but so many people saved me,” Oakley said. “Usually people with a brain injury lose friends – I’ve actually made more friends than before.” He said “so many amazing people” had helped him on his journey to recovery including doctors, nurses and friends. “Usually people with a brain injury lose friends – I’ve actually made more friends than before.” David Oakley’s 15 Exhibition is on display at Kindred Art Space, 22 Kookaburra St, Frankston until 18 September. Public entry free. See kindredartspace.com.au or call Kerryn Knight on 9770 5670 for details.

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TWO Mercedes Benz sedans were stolen from a Gladesville Blvd, Patterson Lakes, property, overnight Sunday 13 August. One – a 2012 model – was later found burnt out in Hampton Park while the other is still missing. Offenders broke into the house while the owners were away and stole keys to the cars before driving them away. The burnt-out car had been spotted at Dandenong Plaza shopping centre bearing stolen plates, Saturday 1 September. It was then hurriedly driven away by a man described as thin, bald and tattooed. This car had its correct plates taped onto the back of the stolen plates when it was found torched. The plates were from Ballarat.

Window smashed THE rear window of a car parked in the driveway of a house in Tonbridge St, Carrum, was smashed overnight, Friday 1 September. The owner thought he heard a noise at 8pm but did not investigate. Next morning he found the 2004 Lexus damaged. The cost of the window is put at $600. Nothing was stolen.

Hunt for men after IED explodes A GROUP of young men who ignited an improvised explosive device at a Carrum Primary School in July is being sought by police. The men walked over to the Walkers Rd school’s basketball court, 10.45pm, Saturday 29 July, and detonated the device which consisted of a shotgun shell and sparklers inside a beer bottle.

No one was injured but there was potential for injury, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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JEWELLERY was stolen from a house in Bonbeach, Tuesday 29 August. Thieves forced a side window before ransacking the house in Ilma Grove and leaving clothing scattered all over the main bedroom. They stole three gold rings of unknown value and a quantity of coins.

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THE 3rd Carrum Scouts hall has been vandalised or broken into seven times in the past three months, police said. Offenders on the evening of Saturday 2 September extensively damaged the roller door and side sheeting of the hall in Whatley St but do not appear to have gained entry. Anyone with information is asked to call Moorabbin detectives on 9556 6111.

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‘Smashed’ pylon makes its roadside debut A NEW sculpture has been installed near the Skye Rd exit alongside Peninsula Link to replace the large ram’s head Rex Australis. Iconoclast — a mock electricity pylon smashed by what looks like a meteor — was put in place last week after Rex’s removal. The artwork by Brisbane-based Michael Riddle is based on “the idea of collapse”. Riddle told ABC radio’s Breakfast show he believed reactions to the sculpture would be “a mixed bag”. “There will be some people who like it and some people who have something negative to say about it.” Public artworks along Peninsula

Link, including “the chrome gnome” at the Cranbourne Rd exit officially called Reflective Lullaby, are privately funded by Peninsula Link owner operator Southern Way. The sculptures are commissioned and owned by McLelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and “retired” artworks including the popular Tree of Life, removed to make way for the chrome gnome in July 2015, are put on display at the Langwarrin sculpture park where entry is free. Peninsula Link artworks are rotated every two years. Neil Walker High voltage: New sculpture on display alongside Peninsula Link near Skye Rd exit. Picture: Gary Sissons

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synthetic green situated in Beardsworth Ave, Chelsea. AUGUST Monday 9.30am is free coaching, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3.30pm for practice and FridaysPeninsula noon forField competition Naturalists Club ries.probusfrankston@gmail.com or For further information The club’sphone next meeting at 8pm on social bowls. 9772is2626. Wednesday 13 August at 16 High St, call Mary on 0418 568 234 for further Frankston. Guest speaker is- Martin Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Lagerwey of Martins Butterfly World. details. Public Viewing Nights Martin will be showing his remarkphotos clusters of insects. and Everyone Hear inspiring talks, view stars,able planets, welcome. Call Judy on 9775 4231 for Introduction to volunteering galaxies through our powerful telescopes. further details. Frankston Volunteer Resource 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars Chess for primary school pupils Centre will provide information dark-skyonobservatory. Melway ref E1.chess Bookings are Learn151 to play in a fun and volunteering to anyone interesting in fee payable. supportive environment. Improve essential. Small your school grades whilst learning or phone 0419 253 252. contributing some of theirDetails sparewww.mpas.asn.au time this great game. Studies have shown that children who play chess develop Find us on Facebook - for the good of their community. strong analytical and strategy skills. Topics covered include thewww.facebook.com/mpas0/ benefits Try for free at 4.30-6pm on Tuesday 12 August. Classes will then follow of volunteering, the rightsChelbara and Singers on during school term, fee is $40 responsibilities of voluteers andevery Monday from 10.00am for 4 weeks. To book or ask forHall, more Meet at Alan Nieman information contact: Patterson Lakes organisations and details Baxter of Avenue, Chelsea. The group comprises menThompson and Community Centre, 54-70 Call 9772 8588. volunteer positions available. Free women of varying age groups, Road, whoPatterson sing inLakes. a community atmosphere and share their voice to thewriting widerclasses community information session at Frankston Creative Alexcommunity Ruschanow hosts such as aged citizens, Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston at care hostels, seniorFacilitator writing classes at Frankston groups, retirement villages andcreative various functions. 11am on Tuesday 30 September. North’s Mahogany Neighbourhood Contact:  Jan Woodward - 9773Centre 1826fortnightly or on Wednesdays Email info@frankstonvolunteer. at 10am-12noon. Participants are Dennis Meadows 9772 5316 org or call 9770 6492 for further

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distrusted to families in need. We are always looking for donations of good quality books and if you would like to donate we have drop off points at Bendigo Bank Aspendale Gardens and the Mordialloc-Mentone Lions Op Shop: 497 Main Street Mordialloc Kangatraining Every Monday 11.45am to 12.45pm A dance based fitness class done while wearing your baby in a carrier.  It’s a perfect workout for mothers. Chelsea Heights Community Centre, 160 Thames Prom, Chelsea Heights. Phone 9772-3391

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Seniors Bike Riding friendship. Next outing is on Tuesday throughout Frankston from encouraged and prompted to write 26 August, a coach trip toLeaders.  Village Inn August-6 September. Eight a shortCome piece, then to read out and a ride along andit enjoy with Volunteer share feedback and ideas with each with a stop at Lindt chocolate outlet performances of 20 produc BYO bike, improve your fitness, explore local paths and include plays in cafes, circu other. Cost is $5 per class. Call 9786 then morning tea of scones, cream, 1445 or email centre@mahogany. jam and biscuits followed by livemeets game parks and operas in g tracks and make new friends. This friendly group See www.anywherefest/fr org.au to book. Mahogany Neighentertainment. Afterwards enjoy a each Wednesday 9.15am at Chelsea Heights Community bourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Ave, two-course lunch with optional free for details of all shows. Centre, Chelsea Heights. Frankston North.160 Thames Prom,bingo. Cost $27. Call 9775 2304. Probus speakers Frankston Probus Club mee Phone 9772-3391 Peninsula Activities Group first Friday of each month a SEPTEMBER Activities for the over 50s, group at Frankston RSL Bowling P Chelsea Heights Community Centre meets at 10am-12noon on the Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Thursof9 Nov 7pmattothe8.30pm ‘Flowers for Entertaining’ andand hear a speaker of intere Anywhere Theatre Festival third Friday every month Anywhere be performed Uniting St, Frankston. Wreath onChurch, ThursHigh 21 ‘Christmas andtheatre TablewillFlowers’ whichstay for lunch at the RSL aft on Friday 5 September. Ema anywhere but in threatres All welcome for light lunch and

ss for primary school pupils n to play chess in a fun and portive environment. Improve school grades whilst learning Aspendale Gardens-Edihvale Community Bank staff members great game. Studies have shown children who play chess develop friendship. Next outing is on Tuesday throughout Frankston from 22 encouraged and prompted to write means you will have beautiful flowers in your home for ng analytical and strategy skills. a short piece, then to read it out and 26 August, a coach trip to Village Inn August-6 September. Eighty Christmas!. We also plan to run daytime classes, call usName Event information. Melbourne Pack  or free at 4.30-6pm on Tuesday performances of 20 productions to register your interest. Christmas Gingerbread House Aspendale Gardenswith- Edithvale staff members share feedback and ideas with each a stop at LindtCommunity chocolate outletBank Free group trail runs ugust. Classes will then follow The Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone News and the Event Address classesBank, Thurssupport 23 & 30 Nov 7pm to 9pm and Fri include plays in cafes, circuses in other. Cost is $5 per class. Call 9786 then morning tea of scones, cream, Gardens-Edithvalemaking Community community Social salsa dancing Each Sunday morning at 7.30am Aspendale uring school term, fee is $40 organisations by promoting upcoming in a make a wonderful 24 Nov 1pm topublic 3pm events – thesefree houses Lifeand program.  ring Mary Daly on 0401 035 835. Carrumjam Community Activity Centre game parks operasPlease in galleries. 1445 or email centre@mahogany. and biscuits followed by live Suitable forrunners of any level Southern Cross Salsa Frankston weeks. To book or ask for more present and areCalendar not only spectacular to look at butContact also Person at 10 am Afterwards enjoy a Community Event See www.anywherefest/frankston Meet at Edithvale Recreational Reserve then head out on org.au to book. Mahogany Neigh- Every Thursday entertainment. are hosting social Latin nights. Al-Anon Family Groups rmation contact: Patterson Lakes to eat. Call us on 9772 3391News, or visit www.Contact Phone The calendar is published monthlydelicious in The Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone Carrum Community Activity Centre invites new members. for detailsIfofyour allloved shows. trails. www.melbournepack.com.au bourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Ave, Send your listings to: two-course lunch with optional free in the first week or editions of the month. one drinks too much andInstead you don’t of the usual Wednesday munity Centre, 54-70 Thompson chelseaheightscommunitycentre.com.au We meet every Thursday 10am at 38 Valetta St, Carrum. or email communityev Frankston North. know where to turn, Al-Anon Family Groups can help!  bingo. Cost $27. Call 9775 2304. Salsa classes, enjoy a night of Frankston and District d, Patterson Lakes. Call 9772 8588. Red Cross Chelsea Join us for exercises, card making, crafts, oil painting, Probus speakers Embroidery Exhibition Confidential meetings are held in Chelsea everybut Tues. Prostate Cancer Support Group nothing dancing. Great 1stLatin Wednesday each month demonstrations, guest speakers and day trips. For moreFrankston Probus Club meets on the Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 10am – 5pm 7.30 - 9.00pm at Longbeach Place, 15music Chelsea Road.  No people Peninsula Activities Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each New members wanted for the Chelsea unit. St Andrews and fabulous to dance first Friday of each month at 10am ative writing classes information call 8588 1831 or 9772 6524. SEPTEMBER The Embroiderers Guild, Mornington Peninsula appointment necessary. New members welcome. month athosts 10am in the King Close Community Hall in50s, group Activities for the over Church Hall, 2 Sherwood Ave Chelsea. For further with. Absolute beginnersUniting can join at Frankston RSL Bowling Pavilion, itator Alex Ruschanow Branch and Flinders Country Group,   will hold our next Aspendale Seniors’ Club details contact Lynsey on 0414 239 739. The unit will be Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and meets at 10am-12noon on the free introductory class at 8pm. One Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Go along tive writing classes at Frankston Chelsea Lawn Tennis Club Embroidery Exhibition, ”The Elegance of Embroidery” at Social Anywhere Table TennisTheatre Festival holding a fashion parade on Thursday June 8 at 1.30pm. their partners are invited to attend the support group for wanted to play tennis? player? Allper month at 7.30third Friday of every month at the Wednesday and hear aAlways speaker of interest and Ex tennis h’s Mahogany Neighbourhood the Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Hwy & Aspendale Seniors’ Club is looking for players to join our CostHotel, $5, lucky door prize. discussion on prostate health issuesChurch, and some friendly welcome from to experienced players to ourat The Grand Anywhere theatre will be performed stay for lunch Uniting High St, Frankston. at the RSLbeginners afterwards 10pm, upstairs re fortnightly on Wednesdays Wilsons Rd, Mornington .   Admission $ 6 adults, children Social Table Tennis on a Thursday morning from 9.15am. banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon) mixed doubles social tennis at 10.00 am, 2nd Monday 5 September. Email enqui- 499 Nepean Hwy, Frankston. anywhere in you threatres All welcome for light lunch and If you are 0am-12noon. Participants are $5Support for Groups Social under 12 free entry.    Light refreshments and handmade interestedbut could please ring Annette on on Friday of each month.  We can supply racquets etc. For further Central Bayside Community Health Services is seeking gifts for sale.  Ample, free off street car parking available Weight Loss 9773 4704 or 0417 302 595 for details. information contact Janet 0404 826 659 Chelsea Lawn new clients to join its Social Support Groups. The groups next to venue.   Mondays at 6.30 p.m. Event Name ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Tennis Club, Beardsworth Ave, Chelsea – Next to the Carrum Bowling Club offer a range of interest-based activities and outings for If you are not happy with your weight join us at T.O.W.N. Football Pavilion. Foster carer ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Bowling by the Bay older people and adults with dementia, a psychiatric (Take off Weight Naturally) Group Aspendale Senior Every child deserves to smile. Make 2017 the year you SOCIAL BOWLS:  Brush up your off-season bowling skills ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ The Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone News and the Event Address disability or neurological disorder. It’s a great way to Mordialloc Mens Shed Club Rooms 151, Station Community Street, Aspendale. Very make a difference. Become a Foster Carer with VACCAAspendaleCitizens Gardens-Edithvale Bank, support community by joining the Carrum Bowling Club’s Social................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Bowls on stay mentally and physically active and connect with the 457 Main St, Mordialloc (by the station). friendly, supportive group. Contact: Carol 9787 5168 orpublic events free in a Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. Express your organisations by promoting upcoming each Saturday and Wednesday, 10.30am.  All bowlerscommunity. Groups operate from Mentone, Edithvale New members welcome. WeEvent carry out all.................................................................................. the usual Date ............................................................................................................................... Sue 9580 0604 or just turn up. interest by visiting www.vacca.org or calling 9480 7300 beginners, novice and experienced - are welcome. Our and Clarinda.  Contact 9581 8500 or agedcarereferrals@ activities of any mens shed and cater for all types of Contact Person ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Information sessions every month held in your area. synthetic greens offer year-round bowling in a great cbchs.org.au Occasional Child Care members with common, community inspired Contact Phone ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... ambience, by the beach at Carrum. We are at 716 Nepean he calendarChelsea is published monthly inoffers Thefour Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone News, interests etc. Heights Community Centre hour Fishing Fun Days Highway, Carrum. Telephone:  9772 2437. Send your listings to: PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 Southern Sounds Chorus inchild thecare first week or editions ofwill the month. occasional sessions on Wed and Thurs and Wed 27 Sept at Frankston Pier, Frankston Foreshore Ladies, Southern Sounds Chorus would love you to Social Tennis or email communityevents@baysidenews.com.au at 9.30am, Friday 6 Oct at Frankston Pier, Frankston be taking bookings for 2017.  For details call 9772 3391. Epilepsy Support Group come and sing with them in beautiful a capella 4 part Invitation to men to play social tennis Tuesdays 9.30 Foreshore at 9.30am , Sunday 8 Oct at Hastings Boat Chelsea Heights Community Centre is located at Beazley Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 harmony, Barbershop style! No experience necessary. am Chelsea Lawn Tennis Club, Beardsworth Ave, (next Ramp Pier, Western Port Angling Club at 8.30am Reserve, 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea Heights. Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details All ages welcome. We rehearse every Tuesday evening to football pavilion) Chelsea.  Catering for seniors/shift That’s The Thing About Fishing is holding kids and family phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 7-10pm at St Judes Primary School hall, 30 Warrandyte workers.  First visit free. Contact Club Secretary on Volunteers Drivers fishing fun days on the above dates. Bait & fishing Rd Langwarrin. For details phone Jennyne 0438 783 475 0404 826 659 Peninsula Transport Assist needs Volunteer Drivers. VIEW Club rods will be provided if needed. Please let us know in or visit southernsounds.org.au Do you have time, like driving and want to contribute The Dingley Village VIEW Club meet for fun and friendship advance if you do not have rods. All ages are welcome Chelsea Bowling Club to your community? Induction costs are covered on the second Tuesday of the month 10.00am at The but kids must be accompanied by an adult for the whole Lions Club of Mordialloc-Mentone Chelsea Bowling Club invites men and women of all and drivers are reimbursed from pick up to return event. The event on Oct 8 is a Family Boating Day so Flight Deck Bar & Grill, 37 First Ave, Moorabbin Airport.  123Read2Me Project ages to come along and enjoy the game of lawn bowls. locations. For details call Clem on 03 9708 8241 or email kids, ask your mums and dads to join in. Phone Glenn We are a friendly group of women who support The The aim of the project is to ensure no child misses out on Whether you are an experienced bowler or trying the 0457 363 701 books to read and so far well over 100,000 books have be game for the first time, you are welcome to play on our Smith Family’s disadvantaged children in The Learning for peninsulatransportassist@gmail.com

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Hearing loss link to dementia prevention WITH a constant focus on hearing care, the team at Chelsea Hearing keep up to date with the latest technology and research to offer their clients the best possible service. Audiologist, Cathryn Williams says there has been new research recently published regarding hearing loss and cognitive decline and dementia. “On July 20 The Lancet (one of the most highly regarded medical journals) published “Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care”. For the first time, hearing loss has been included as a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, and it has been classified as a preventable cause of dementia,” said Ms Williams. “The study identified midlife hearing loss as a modifiable risk factor to dementia, with a 9% reduction if this factor is removed. This was higher than education, hypertension, obesity, smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes.” Ms Williams stated it is now recognised that even mild levels of hearing loss increase the long term risk of cognitive decline and dementia. “Fifty-five was the youngest mean age in which presence of hearing loss was shown to increase dementia risk. People with hearing loss from birth, childhood or as young adults are not at increased risk,” she said. “It was noted in the study that only a small percentage of people with hearing loss actually have their hearing tested and treatment

provided. A key message from the study was that interventions including management of hearing loss may have the potential to delay or prevent dementia.” “Where possible, take measures to avoid hearing loss, for example wear earmuffs if you are doing noisy work or musicians’ earplugs if you are playing music or attending concerts. If you think you may have a hearing loss it is important to have your hearing tested, and treatment of hearing loss is recommended,” said Ms Williams. Having a hearing test allows the cause of any hearing loss to be identified and the most suitable treatment recommended. For some people this may include wax removal or medical treatment. Sometimes hearing aids or other amplification can be a good option. Chelsea Hearing is happy to provide an initial hearing test and consultation at no charge for adults. If hearing aids or other amplification is required (eg headphones for the TV), pensioners may be eligible for funding under the OHS voucher program. Chelsea Hearing is at 8 The Strand, Chelsea. Phone 8740 2135. www.chelseahearing.com.au

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Caring for carers at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital A CARDIAC event can be a lifechanging occurrence in a person’s life. While the initial incident can be frightening it then often involves a significant period of rehabilitation to get back to work, exercise and all the things you enjoy doing! One of the lesser-considered impacts can be on those who are caring for the patients. Wives, husbands, partners, daughters/ sons, or other family members can often find their own lives transformed, as they are required to provide support to their recovering loved-one. Being thrust into life as a carer also has its own challenges. St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital provides a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for people who have had an acute heart event. The program provides information, and guidance on how to recover from a heart event and improve an individual’s quality of life. The twice-weekly sessions combine exercise with education in a group setting. Family members and carers are also very welcome to attend the program and participate in the education sessions. The program is coordinated by our specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse, Emma Boston but includes expertise from our in-house physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologist, doctors, socials workers and dietitian. This Multidisciplinary Team’s method combined with their approach to each patient and carers requirements, ensures the

patient’s individual needs are met and treatments initiated as required. Beginning in 2017 Emma collaborated with the Pastoral Care team to introduce the provision of a session for carers only, concurrently with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program but in a different space within the hospital. Carers could relax knowing that their loved one was being cared for by the specialist nurse, and then spend the time connecting and being supported by our Pastoral Care team. This is how the Cardiac Carers’ High Tea came into being! The aim of the Carers’ High Tea is to create an ambient experience, so a quiet room with comfortable chairs, away from the busy gym, with a cuppa is the key. The carers group does not have a formal ‘program’ however the conversation is gently facilitated by our Pastoral Practitioners to enable carers to explore their own experience of being a carer – both the challenges and the joys! The opportunity to meet and share with others in a similar situation provides support in knowing they are ‘not alone’ in their feelings and situation. The word ‘exhausted’ is used frequently to describe how they are feeling. The Carers’ session is timed to conclude so they can then join in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program education session with their loved one.

As a result of the introduction of the Cardiac Carer’s High Tea, patients report they are appreciative that their Cardiac Carer could also receive some care and attention; with both patient and carer, each having reasons to attend the program. Participants and patients have reported a 97% reduction in Carer distress. St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital places high importance on whole person care – and this includes both patients and their families. As a result, there is no cost for carers to attend the Cardiac Carers High Tea. The Cardiac Carers’ High Tea is now a permanent feature of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program! How do you attend our hospital? Inpatients – Choose us to provide your rehabilitation after your acute hospital stay or you can come directly from home if you have a referral from your GP or Specialist. Once we receive your referral, one of our Rehabilitation Assessment Nurses will visit you to plan your stay with us. Outpatients: A referral from your GP or Specialist is required. Please direct all referrals to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199 General telephone: 9788 3333 Referral Phone: 9788 3380 Referral Fax: 9788 3304

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Specialist rehabilitation - under the one roof Call us.. 03 9788 3333 We are committed to helping our patients. Our specialist programs include: Cardiac Chronic Pain Management Diabetes Management Falls and Balance General Rehabilitation (Reconditioning) after an accident, illness, injury or surgery Medical Intervention Program (GEM style program) Neurology Oncology Orthopaedic Movement Disorder programs - ie.Parkinson’s Pre-op rehabilitation (preparing for surgery) Pulmonary Reconditioning Stroke Driving assessments by a qualified Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Memorial unveiled for killed pedestrian in Mornington Compiled by Cameron McCullough Unveiling of Alfred E. Bates Memorial. In July last, at the suggestion of Mr Jas. Noble, who had the approval of the Mechanics’ Institute committee, the Mornington Progress Association (says the Post) resolved to erect a clock in the facade of the Mechanics’ hall as a public appreciation of their late hon. Treasurer, and as a lasting testimonial to his many estimable qualities as an exemplary citizen. The progress association appointed the following gentlemen as a committee to give effect to the resolution: Messrs P. McArthur, R. Nunn, P. Olson, Jas Noble and F. M. Linley (hon treasurer), and no difficulty was experienced in raising the amount required. On Tuesday, at 4.30 pm, about 200 persons were assembled by public announcement to witness the ceremony of unveiling the clock and a handsome brass tablet as a consummation of the work performed on behalf of the subscribers. A dais was erected under the clock, in front of which were arranged two rows of chairs for the accommodation of the ladies of the Red Cross Society and the public Senator Geo. Fairbairn was invited to perform the ceremony, but was unable to be present. Mr. L. J. Flannagan, president of the progress association, consequently was selected and presided at the gathering. The Rev S. Sandiford, Mr F. M. Linley (hon treasurer), Crs R. Nunn, J. G. Barrett and P. McArthur, and Revs N. Webster and T. H. Woodford occupied seats on the platform.

Mrs and Misses Bates were present. Mr F. M. Linley submitted a financial statement showing 102 subscribers responsible for £40 19s. The disbursements were as follows: - Cost of clock and inscription plate, £32 15s; freight and incidental expenses (including ladder) £3 4s, and the balance to be kept in reserve for repairs and maintenance. He then delivered a panegyric which spoke eloquently of the many public services through which they were indebted to the late hon treasurer, Mr Alfred E. Bates, who was a high-minded, great-hearted and openhanded citizen. Judged by the highest standard of commercial ability and integrity he was a top-quality man; he was so trusted, and his scrupulous exactness in business matters were so well known that almost every public body in the town sought him as its treasurer; he was gifted, with imagination and saw the “Mornington beautiful” of the future and worked for it as few would have done. His sympathetic heart went out to our heroes in the trenches and he started a “tobacco fund” now being continued by his daughters. The Rev S. Sandiford spoke of the late Mr Bates as a personal friend whose unselfishness and moral rectitude proved his exceptional worth. He regretted that too often the good works of men departed were forgotten and their names lost in oblivion, and that their value and worth in this life were not fully appreciated until after their death. In the history of Mornington there had been a few such, and he was particularly pleased to be present on

this occasion at the public recognition by a grateful community of the work done by The late Mr Bates. Mr Flannagan spoke feelingly in sympathy with the remarks of the previous speakers, and concluded by unveiling the clock and then the tablet. Before dispersing the National Anthem was sung. Following is the inscription on the tablet, which is surmounted by a small shield bearing the monogram of the association. “M.P.A.” This Clock was erected by public subscription to commemorate the many services rendered to the town by Alfred E. Bates, Esq., J.P. August 1917. *** Our Letter Box. RE MOTOR. FATALITY AT FRANKSTON. TO THE EDITOR Sir, - In reference to the death of my son “Toby” who was killed by a motor car, on the Hastings road, Frankston, on Sunday last, I desire to express the deep gratitude of my wife, family and self, to the people of Frankston, Langwarrin Camp and the surrounding district, for what they have done for us. Words can not express what we feel for the kindness shown, the more so as it came from those from whom we least expected it. - Yours etc. FRANK F. ADDICOTT. *** Our Letter Box. RE MOTOR. FATALITY AT FRANKSTON. TO THE EDITOR Sir, - Now that a deplorable and fatal motor accident has, occurred in Frankston, is it not time that our Councillors took a hand and passed

a by-law restricting drivers of motor cars to a limited speed. One has only to stand on the Melbourne road (on Sunday particularly) and wonder why motor accidents are not more numerous. Some people want to know why Constable Ryan does not prosecute. The Constable cannot do so unless a by-law is passed. The sooner it is passed the better for our children’s safety.—Yours respectively, JAMES HOCKING. *** A REPORT of the Somerville Fancy Dress ball, held on Wednesday evening will appear in our next issue. *** OUT of the four prizes awarded at the Somerville Fancy Dress Ball on Wednesday, three were brought home to Frankston. *** AT the meeting of Frankston and Hastings Council, held on Thursday, Cr Oates was elected President for the year. The allowance was fixed the same as last year. *** THE Treasurer of The Frankston District Roll of Honor Fund acknowledges with thanks the undermentioned Donations: Mr Edward McComb, “Black Billy” £1; Mr Jas Jolly, £1 1s. *** Now the eggs are getting plentiful Mrs Deane will be pleased to receive some for the sick boys at the Military Hospital, Langwarrin, and wishes to thank those who so generously donated eggs last season. *** THE secretary of the Frankston Branch of the Red Cross Society begs

to acknowledge the following donations.: - Per Miss Chrisp - Mrs Jas Grice, 20 eye bandages; Mrs Chrisp, 1 doz washers ; Mrs O’Loughlin, 1 pair socks. *** SERGT Hayward and Mrs Hayward entertained the juvenile members of the district at a birthday party in honor of their eldest child, last Saturday afternoon. The children were entertained with games until refreshments were served, the centrepiece of which was a three tiered birthday cake. The afternoon was pleasantly spent and terminated with pictures. *** WHAT might have proved a serious accident occurred just opposite the “Standard” office, on Saturday last, as the procession was approaching the saluting point for the second time. Mr Wootton and Mrs Rudall were standing near a motor car, viewing the procession, when a horse attached to a jinker, took fright and bolted into them, knocking both down, the horse itself also falling and pinning Mr Wootton to the ground. The army medical unit happened to be passing at the time and turned promptly out of the procession and rendered, assistance, rejoining the procession at a later stage. Both of the sufferers by the accident received a severe shaking and bruising, but, fortunately, so far as we can discover, nothing more serious. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 September 1917

THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

Things I’ve learned from a Two Year Old By Stuart McCullough IT was a low-key kind of birthday. Which, for someone turning two, is something of an achievement. Fact is, our dog Fozzie rarely makes a fuss. There were no gentle reminders, no birthday list. The days were not marked off on the calendar. Granted, the lack of opposable thumbs might have played a part in it, but she really seemed to keep a lid on things. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it as just another day, choosing to stick to her routine rather than put on a song and dance. I think the number of nicknames you have says much about the affection in which you’re held. Suffice to say, our dog Fozzie has a good deal many more nicknames than she’s had birthdays. There’s the simplicity of ‘the Fozz’, the futuristic ‘Fozzatron’, the mildly intimidating ‘Fozzinator’, the self-explanatory ‘Fozztastic’ and the name that really should come with a cape and a small black mask; ‘El Fozzo’. What’s interesting is that these are used not just by us but by friends, neighbors and various service providers also. It’s worth noting at this point that I have no nicknames. None at all. Each day begins the same way. When I get up and go for a run, she might lift a lazy eye but is otherwise unmoved. However, when I get back and start making breakfast, she always comes into the kitchen, at which point I let her outside. We then eat together, before she wanders off to get a little more shut-eye. After she eats her dry food, she likes to bug me for something else to eat. This, in our house,

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has become known as ‘carrot time’. Oddly, ‘carrot time’ has it’s own theme music. As soon as I start a rendition of the ‘carrot time’ theme song, the dog goes and sits on her mat and waits. Dogs can be smart. Fozzie has

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learned that certain items are of great importance and that if she takes them between the teeth and makes a run for it, chances are someone will end up in pursuit. Shoes, it seems, are a specialty. Various remote controls

have been kidnapped against their will from the couch and sequestered somewhere deep in the wilds of the backyard. Once, I couldn’t find my watch. Believing that I had misplaced it , I thought nothing more of it until it dawned at me whilst at work – the dog may have stolen it. This was later confirmed at home that evening when the dog appeared with my watch hanging from its lips, expecting that I should chase her. The dog has a lot of stuffed toys. I’m almost ashamed to say that I bought none of them. They form part of the broader Fozzie universe and time has imbued each of them with their own distinct personalities as well as various rips, stains and tears. There’s Lord Ducky Duckton, who has a face that squeaks when you squeeze it. (Come to think of it, my face would probably squeak upon squeezing too.) There’s Justin Beaver and a creature my wife bought at the opp shop for two bucks simply known as ‘The Skanky Wombat’. The dog really comes in to her own when we go walking. Being a larger dog, she’s still a bit of a rock star and seems to know who’s interested in giving her a pat and those who’d prefer to keep her distance. Not that she doesn’t have her fair share of enemies. Although she’s an incredibly friendly creature, she seems to have an acute aversion to high-vis work wear. Mostly this manifests itself in frenzied barking whenever the mail arrives. My notebook bears the scars of this enmity after I was foolish enough to be holding her leash whilst drinking coffee at

a local café. The postman turned up and the dog had a lot to say, all whilst pulling on the lead and ensuring that the best part of a skinny flat white ended up spilled across the pages. When I arrive home at night, the dog is often waiting at the front door. Apparently, she takes up position as the sun goes down and remains vigilant until my return. It makes for quite a greeting. She has, however, continued to attack the occasional book. Most recently, she chowed down Bruce Catton’s single volume history of the American Civil War, leaving the shredded text completely unreadable. Which is terrible because now I don’t know how it ends. She’s also chewed on some Clive James and had just started to nibble of Tim Rogers’ new memoir before I intervened. She has, at least, got great taste in books. She may be two, but we’ve had her for an even shorter time than that. Fozzie is our first grown up dog and the first time I’ve ever had a pet that was allowed indoors. I’ll be honest and say that things haven’t turned out as I expected. In my mind, I thought the dog would live out in the backyard. Instead, it seems she’s pretty much in charge of the house. The dog has, however, changed our lives for the better. I now routinely speak to strangers when out walking, something that would have been unthinkable in the pre-Fozz era. I look forward to an enthusiastic canine greeting when I come home. Or when I get up. Or when I do pretty much anything. So thanks, Fozzatron. And happy birthday. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Swayne sacked after Pines loss PENINSULA LEAGUE

By Toe Punt PINES Football Club appointed sacked Sorrento coach Nick Jewell as its senior coach on the night that it bowed out of the 2017 Peninsula Division finals race against Bonbeach. Jewell was sounded out for the job after Pines lost four games in a row after Aaron Edwards went down with a knee injury. He was informed of his appointment in writing following Pines’ loss to Bonbeach on Saturday night and it was confirmed with him on Sunday. However, coach Pat Swayne was not aware of his sacking until he arrived at the football to call on RPP FM on Sunday afternoon. In a shocking turn of events, yours truly inadvertently told Swayne of his sacking when he arrived at the ground. A great supporter and admirer of Swayne’s work over many years, I simply wanted to console him on a day he was committing to do special comments on radio. On hearing the news, Swayne contacted club president Jeff Svigos immediately, only to be told again that the decision was not final. However, Jewell confirmed later on Sunday afternoon that he had been given and signed a contract and that his appointment was “definite”. Jewell was strongly rumoured to be coaching Karingal next season and this was a fact, with an announcement organised for the RPP Footy Show. However, Pines’ swooped with an offer and Karingal president Troy Cal-

lahan was notified via text message by Jewell on Sunday morning that he had accepted the role with Pines. But back to the footy and Bonbeach beat Pines for the first time in three years. Since Sharks’ coach Steve Hughes arrived at the club at the beginning of the 2015 season, his side had never been able to beat the Pythons. However, on Saturday at Chelsea, the Sharks were able to boot the final three goals of the game to record a narrow and tough nine-point victory, 11.10 (76) to 9.13 (67). It was a game of two halves with 17 of the 20 goals coming from one end of the ground, such was the wind advantage. Bonbeach could only manage one goal against the breeze in the opening quarter while the Pythons booted two against it in the second quarter. There wasn’t a goal kicked against the wind in the second half. Pines led by 14 points at quarter time and by 12 points at three quarter time. A seven-goal second quarter saw Bonbeach lead by a game-high 18 points at the major interval, while they managed three goals to a point in the final term. Shane McDonald starred for the Sharks with four goals while Dylan Jones, who lowered his colors the last time the sides met, was outstanding. Gavin Vassallo also showed his class and experience in big games with a flawless display and Jackson Casey was also at his best. Steve Hughes said before the game

on the RPP Footy Show that his side needed to bounce back this week after a ‘poor showing’ against Edithvale the week before. “I went through the tapes and I found only five players who did what they should have last week. That means there were 17 that didn’t,” Hughes said. I had plenty of text messages after last week apologising for their performance. I didn’t want any more apologies,” Hughes said. Swayne said prior results had little to do with determining the result of a final. “We hadn’t been able to beat Mt Eliza for years either and knocked them out last week,” Swayne said. It makes little difference what our previous results were against Bonbeach, we started the match nil-all. “We were beaten by a better side today,” Swayne said. Nick Boswell capped off an outstanding season for the Pythons with another dominant display while Dylan Smilie was superb in the ruck against Jones. Shane Waterstone booted three goals. On Sunday, Frankston YCW advanced the Grand Final after beating Edithvale-Aspendale by 17 points. The Stonecats set up the win with a five goal to two first quarter. Edithvale trailed by 28 points at three quarter time and kicked the first five points of the last quarter, before finishing with 1.6 to a point in the last. The Eagles will play Bonbeach on Sunday at Frankston Park in the Preliminary Final.

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Sharks steamroll Buds after a flying start NEPEAN LEAGUE

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By Toe Punt SORRENTO stormed into the 2017 MPNFL Nepean Division grand final on Saturday with a crushing victory over Rosebud. Kicking with the aid of a five goal breeze in the opening quarter, the Sharks put Rosebud to the sword early, kicking its first goal inside 30 seconds from the first bounce and finishing the quarter with eight. At quarter time, the game was done, 8.7 (55) to no score. One Sorrento supporter said at the first change; “I wish it was a grand final, we could have a few beers now”, while a second supporter said “I think this is the best side I have seen in all of my time at the club.” To make matters worse for Rosebud, star youngster Daniel Wilson popped a shoulder and was taken to hospital at quarter time. The Sharks made five changes to the team that lost to Rosebud in the final home and away game of the season. Collingwood premiership player Chris Dawes, star key back Aaron Paxton, dependable defender Ryan Potter and exciting youngsters Zac Byrns and Chad Harris all came into the team. Dawes booted four goals for the afternoon, however, took enormous pressure off Leigh Poholke (five goals) and Nick Corp (three goals). Luke Tapscott absolutely dominated in the middle of the ground, along with skipper James Hallahan. They were given first use of the footy from Ryan Williams, who had the better of

Ben Dwyer in the ruck. Absolute talent aside, the Sharks attack of the footy was ferocious and Rosebud was under enormous pressure from the first bounce. Skipper James Hallahan said on the RPP Footy Show before the game that his side was “jumping out of its skin to play”. There was certainly plenty of evidence in that. Rosebud finished with 4.7 (31) to Sorrento’s 18.14 (122). Jake Corrin booted two goals for the Buds and was his side’s best player, along with Sean Downie, while Lachy Mew did a great job on Corp and Tommy Stoffels took another major step in his development. Bart Wallace also did a good job on Dawes after he booted three first-quarter goals. Rosebud coach Adrian McBean said before the game that his side would find it tough with Jackson McRae (hamstring) not playing. “Jackson not coming up wasn’t great timing given Dawes came back in,” McBean said. Rosebud will play Frankston Bombers in the Preliminary Final on Saturday at Frankston Park after the Bombers crushed Hastings by more than 10 goals, 14.17 (101) to 4.7 (31). Jason Kingsbury was the best player on the ground for the Bombers with five goals. It was Hastings premiership coach Brendan Dunne’s last day at the helm with Ricky Ferraro taking over in 2018.

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Langy NPL-bound, last chance for Skye glory SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN clinched the State 1 South-East championship with a 3-1 win over Clifton Hill at Lawton Park on Saturday. It was an historic moment as Langy became the first local club to win the right to compete in Victoria’s elite National Premier League competition. Langy started the day two points clear of title challenger Mornington but Langy’s win and Mornington’s 0-0 draw at home to Malvern City clinched Gus Macleod’s first title triumph since 2004 and ended Mornington’s chances of an unprecedented State 1 threepeat. Nerves were eased at Lawton Park when Alex Metcalfe’s shot was deflected past keeper Chris Davis by a Clifton Hill defender in the 63rd minute. But Langy fans were back on tenterhooks a minute later when Andrew Goff was allowed to stroll through the Langy defence and hit a low shot from the left of the area past diving Langy keeper Robbie Acs for the equaliser. Langy star Connor Belger was brought down inside the area in the 73rd minute and Metcalfe converted the resultant penalty and three minutes into time added Belger’s low left-foot strike from the edge of the area sealed the issue. Langy players, coaching staff and supporters mingled together in the centre of the pitch until the result came through from the Mornington match and once it did they celebrated in style. It was a fitting way for veteran goalscorer Caleb Nicholes to play his last home match having announced his retirement some time ago and no doubt he’ll figure prominently in next weekend’s final league game of the season. Mornington’s failure to put Malvern keeper Jamie Greygoose under the cosh was to prove costly. Home team keeper Kris McEvoy charged off his line in the 8th minute but didn’t win the ball and ex-Mornington player Brad Blumenthal couldn’t control his shot towards the unguarded goal. In the 58th minute Mornington winger Keegan Ziada put Sammy Orritt through but Orritt blasted his shot over the bar and in the 68th minute an ineffective punch from McEvoy fell to the feet of Adam McKeon who shot wide. Malvern defender Ryan Ratcliffe was forced to slide down and clear following a Ziada cross from the left

Title triumph: Senior coach Gus Macleod (left), captain Boris Ovcin (centre) and club president John Heskins celebrate Langwarrin’s success on Saturday. Picture: Gemma Sliz in the 71st minute and Ken Kilmurray’s cross from the right in the 84th minute was headed high and wide by Blumenthal at the back post. In the 91st minute Wayne Gordon swung over a corner from the left as Mornington players queued up at the back post only for substitute Nathan Smith to sky his first-time volley. When referee Ioannis Zisis blew for full-time Mornington gaffer Adam Jamieson sank to his haunches knowing that his arch rival had claimed the ultimate prize. Peninsula Strikers have dug a huge hole for themselves after Sunday’s 4-0 loss at home against North Caulfield and are now staring relegation from State 2 South-East squarely in the face. The damage was done in the second half as North Caulfield will o’ the wisp Yonnie Lipshatz ran amok with goals in the 61st and 88th minutes and an assist for Oran Harel’s goal in the 79th minute. Benji Schneider was North Caulfield’s other scorer. Seaford’s State 2 South-East season of misery continued with a 7-0 loss at home to Berwick City on Saturday while Frankston Pines went down 2-1 away to Heatherton United on Saturday night. Skye United is set for a State 3 South-East promotion showdown against Brandon Park after a comfortable 3-0 away win over Collingwood City last weekend.

Brandon Park defeated Brighton 3-2 but Skye clings on to second spot with a plus 32 goal difference over Brandon Park’s plus 31 goal difference. Skye winger Jason Nowakowski was brought down by Collingwood custodian David Herman in the 5th minute and Skye captain Mark O’Connor converted from the spot to make it 1-0. In the 10th minute a bizarre altercation between an assistant referee and the Collingwood coach in the technical area resulted in substitute Bailey Reid being sent off from the bench. It took until the 42nd minute for Skye to strike again as Nowakowski sent through striker Daniel Attard who made no mistake to make it 2-0. From the restart O’Connor won possession and his deflected through ball found Attard one-on-one again and the big striker curled his finish around Collingwood keeper David Herman to make it 3-0. From that point on the result was never in doubt and Skye keeper Jonathon Crook spectacularly tipped over a long range drive late in the contest which was destined for the top corner, a save that may prove crucial to the season’s outcome. Rosebud Heart lost 2-0 away to Harrisfield Hurricanes on Saturday but a bigger loss was the announcement from senior coach Scott Morrison that he would be stepping down at season’s end.

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“It’s been an amazing two years at the Heart. It is a fantastic club with fantastic people and we achieved unbelievable things last year then reached our goal this year of staying up,” said Morrison. “We have had seven players out from the start of the season, six of them with season-ending injuries and I firmly believe if they had stayed healthy we would’ve been in the top three. “The reason for stepping down was mostly based on family as the time that goes into coaching is hours upon hours and in the last two years my son has gone from knee height to hip height and I feel that it just flew past me. “You never say never when it comes to next season but a rest first and some family time and then we’ll see what happens.” Six minutes into Saturday’s game Harrisfield took the lead after a loose ball was hit sweetly from just over 20 metres by Nicholas Corsini straight into the top corner. After that it was predominantly one-way traffic with gun scorer Dave Greening unusually failing to convert three clear-cut chances. Then a long ball by Harrisfield in the 34th minute wasn’t properly cleared by Callum Richardson allowing a Harrisfield player to break through into a one-on-one with Heart keeper Sean Skelly before passing to Antonio Bruno who finished into a open net.

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Bruno was clearly offside but the assistant referee failed to flag and the goal stood. Heart continued to dominate possession in the second half but had no joy in front of goal. Monash Uni easily accounted for visitor Baxter 4-1 in their State 4 South fixture on Saturday. There was little to report from a Baxter perspective other than a left hook that Conor McGregor would have been proud of which escaped the notice of the match officials. Alan Lipsett scored for Baxter. Somerville Eagles went down 5-0 in their State 5 South away clash with Rowville Eagles last weekend while Southern United came away from Olympic Village on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Heidelberg United in their NPLW fixture. Rita Mankowska gave the home team a 15th minute lead but Southern’s Mikhaila Bowden equalised with a fine individual effort six minutes later. The winner came in the 81st minute via an excellent interpassing move involving Courtney Heuston, Elisabeth Rovers and Jessica Au with Southern captain Candy Ferreyra-Bas finishing in style with a firm strike into the roof of the net. Earlier in the day Southern’s championship winning under-13s tuned up for their looming finals campaign with a 2-1 win against Heidelberg. Candy Kilderry and league top scorer Rhys McKenna scored in the second half to put Southern in control while Heidelberg’s response came from the penalty spot through Olivia Triantafillidis. Southern’s under-15s drew 1-1 with Mackenzie Hicks getting Southern’s equaliser after Rosie Thyer had given Heidelberg a half-time lead while the under-18s went down 1-0 to Heidelberg whose winner came from Chloe Romero. This weekend’s games: THURSDAY 8.30pm: North Caulfield v Frankston Pines (Knox Regional Centre). SATURDAY 3pm: Bayside Utd v Southern Utd (Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, U13s 10am, U15s 11.30am, U18s 1pm), Malvern City v Langwarrin (Kooyong Park), Morwell Pegasus v Mornington (Ronald Reserve), Mazenod Utd v Peninsula Strikers (Mazenod College), Beaumaris v Seaford Utd (Beaumaris Reserve), Skye Utd v Brandon Park (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Endeavour Utd (Baxter Park), Rosebud Heart v Monash Uni (Truemans Road Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Lyndale Utd (Barber Reserve).


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Community rallies for junior player By Ben Triandafillou THE Better Tennis community donned footy guernseys last week in support of one of their junior players who earlier this year was diagnosed with leukaemia. Combining with their ‘Epic Rally Week’ fundraiser and the Fight Cancer Foundation’s ‘Footy Colours Week’, Better Tennis raised more than $5000 in support of eight-year-old Dzan Tanovic, with more donations to be counted. Tanovic was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February and has been in hospital ever since undergoing bone marrow transplants. The cancer progressed quickly with signs showing almost immediately, according to Mt Eliza tennis coach David Laird. “We had a tennis lesson on a Thursday early in the year where he looked a bit fatigued but I just put it down to him starting back at school,” he said. “He came back the following day and looked a little worse. You could tell he just wasn’t himself.”

The next week Tanovic was diagnosed with the cancer. Laird said Tanovic had always been a strong boy but “you wouldn’t even be able to tell what Dzan has been going through if you didn’t know otherwise”. “I talked to him on Tuesday and he seems like he’s coping pretty well – he’s a super tough kid,” Laird said. “It’s great to see the whole community getting behind him. “I’ve coached him since he was in prep and he really is one of the keenest kids I have taught.” Footy guernseys were worn throughout the week with many juniors wearing them during their lessons at both the Mt Eliza Tennis Club and Frankston Tennis Club. Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar also made an appearance at the Mt Eliza Tennis Club on Monday 28 August and signed autographs and took pictures to help raise support. Better Tennis hope the funds will help with his recovery and see him back of the court in no time.

Dzan’s the man: Mt Eliza junior tennis player, Dzan Tanovic, receives support from the community after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Picture: supplied

Edi-Asp kick-start future AFLW careers By Sasha Pursell EDITHVALE-Aspendale Football club is paving the way for future AFLW stars. Over the past few weeks the bayside club has played a key role in the development of Collingwood AFLW’s latest recruit and code-switch athlete Eliza Hynes. The Bendigo-born, Australian volleyballer was signed on as a rookie with the Collingwood AFL Women’s team in May this year. At the start of August, the 25-yearold began training with the senior women’s team at Edi-Asp in preparation for the upcoming AFLW pre-season. In Round 13, the 183-cm ruckman made her Australian rules debut in Eagles’ colours, playing firstly in the women’s reserves before being bumped up to the senior squad the following week. With Collingwood AFLW coach Wayne Siekman watching on from the sidelines, Hynes cut a formidable figure on the field with her highflying leap and strong kicking and proved instrumental in the Eagles’ nail-biting win over reigning premiers Mornington. Following the match, a grateful Hynes was presented with a token Eagles jumper from her teammates. What followed was a heartfelt speech to the club that helped kick-start her AFL career. Women’s Senior Coach Luke Aston said there are hopes of further establishing a relationship between Edithvale-Aspendale and the Collingwood AFLW team. “I want my girls to know that they don’t have to play for a VFL club in order to be noticed by the AFLW,” he said. In only its second year, the Edithvale-Aspendale women’s team is fast making a name for itself with over 50 girls pulling on the boots in 2017. The club now has two women’s teams playing in SEWF Division 2 and the SFNL Development league respectively. Hundreds of supporters descended on Regents Park for the season-ender between the fifth-placed Eagles and reigning premiers Mornington on Saturday 19 August. It was an arm-wrestle from start to

Aussie pugilist: Peninsula boxer, Jason Whateley, gets ready for the World Boxing Championships in Germany with the Australian team. Picture: supplied

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Flying high: Collingwood AFLW rookie, Eliza Hynes, plays her first couple of games with the Edithvale-Aspendale Eagles. Picture: supplied

finish with the margin never exceeding a point between each break. Eagles captain Erin Meade and centre half-back Bridget Hanrahan played their part in keeping the usually dominant Bulldogs’ forward-line quiet in what was a low-scoring affair. With the scores dead-even late in the penultimate quarter, Eagles forward Nicola Deacon broke through the pack to deliver a bouncing ball between the goals and put the Eagles in front for the first time all day. The Eagles then dug in to hold off a late surge from Mornington to notch

up a four-point victory. Despite again narrowly missing finals Aston said that it was another amazing season, both on and off the field. “Every player improved and contributed and felt part of it. With some of the injuries and stuff we had, we did really well.” Edi-Asp’s pre-season is expected to start back in November. They welcome any new female recruits that want to come down and have a kick. Contact Barry Davey on 0418 456 070 if you’re interested.

By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA Boxing will have three representatives heading to the National Boxing Championships in November after a successful week of boxing around the world. Representing Australia, heavyweight boxer Jason Whateley faced Olympic and World champion boxers at the AIBA World Championships in Hamburg, Germany last week. Starting with a bye in the opening round, Whateley moved on to the second round to face Indian Olympic boxer Sumit Sangwan. Whateley stormed home in the second and third rounds to secure his victory, almost stopping Sangwan before the final bell with an eight count in the last round and headed towards the quarter finals. Facing Rio Olympics silver medallist and world no. 3 Vasilli Levit in the final, Whateley held his ground to the final bell but was defeated in a point’s decision. Standing by Whateley’s side, Peninsula Boxing head-coach Marcos Amado said he fought a great fight to finish up with the world’s best. “He defeated Sangwan very well and that put him up into the top eight,” Amado said. “Coming up against the Rio Olym-

pian from Kazakhstan in the quarters was tough. It was a seesaw fight, he’s a very hard boxer but [Whateley] did a great job and really gave it his all.” Peninsula Boxing was also represented by Jack Gipp and April Franks at the Elite Victorian Championships at the Reggio Calabria Club, Brunswick on Sunday 27 August. 18-year-old Jack Gipp showed he is a boxer to be reckoned with after taking out the state title for the first time in open category. Notching up his sixth state title under Coach Marcos Amado, Gipp will now prepare for the National Championships and attempt to qualify for the Commonwealth Games. “I would say he’s up there with some of the top boxers in Australia. He’s only 18 and going up against boxers who are 26-28 and much more experienced,” Amado said. “He won his final quite convincingly and April only narrowly lost in the final.” Franks picked up a silver medal at the state titles in a tight decision which could have gone either way. All three boxers will now prepare for the national championships in NSW later in November where Whateley and Gipp will attempt to qualify for the Commonwealth Games.

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