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Bay watch back for summer Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au VOLUNTEER lifesavers are back out on patrol across bayside beaches for the summer months. Life Saving Victoria is expecting “another busy summer” with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting soaring temperatures even warmer than average across the state this summer. “We urge all beachgoers to assist our lifesavers by swimming between the red and yellow flags on patrolled beaches. If our lifesavers can’t see you, they can’t save you,’’ LSV operations manager Greg Scott said. “It’s so important that people realise just how dangerous beaches can be – even when the weather is nice.” The first lifeguard patrols for the summer months hit the sand and water on Sunday (2 December). Volunteer lifesavers patrol beaches on most public holidays and at weekends. The resumption of beach patrols by lifeguards comes in the same week LSV released its annual Victorian Drowning Report collating statistics and information about drowning deaths. The report stated there is a 99 per chance of at least one person drowning each year in Melbourne’s south-east region which includes the Kingston municipality. In the 2016-17 year, there were 45 drowning deaths across Victoria, a 20 per cent rise on the ten-year average.

Boat passengers should wear life jackets at all times, LSV says and children are at risk of drowning in home swimming pools if unsupervised. LSV principal research associate Dr Bernadette Matthews compiled the annual report and said paramedics also attended 54 non-fatal drowning incidents in Victoria during 2016-17, bringing the number of dangerous drowning incidents across the state to 99. “Drownings are shocking to both families of the victims and the public, especially because each drowning could have been prevented,” Dr Matthews said. “Non-fatal drownings gain less attention, but they also have far-reaching effects on families and also on the victims, who may never fully recover. Including all drowning incidents gives a fuller picture and is important in formulating our prevention tactics.” A Play it Safe by the Water advertising campaign will air during the summer to remind beachgoers and swimming pool users to always be careful in and around water. “The most common activity immediately prior to a drowning is swimming, paddling or wading, representing 29 per cent of fatal and 26 per cent of non-fatal drowning incidents,” Dr Matthews said. Beachgoers are also advised to check weather conditions and read safety signs when visiting beaches. Information about patrolled beach locations and times is available at beachsafe.org.au online.

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Kingston For Human Rights art coordinator Cathy Maloney, left, and Rhea Chand, Elyza Melville and Sally Ryan at the sculpture section of Kilbreda College’s artworks. Picture: Supplied

Students got the rights stuff A HUMAN rights talk and art show celebrating “Tolerance” hosted by the Kingston For Human Rights group was a sell out at Parkdale’s Shirley Burke Theatre late last month. A packed audience gathering to hear lawyer and human rights Julian Burnside QC, a renowned advocate for refugees, talk about tolerance in society. Pupils from Clayton South Primary, Mentone Grammar Junior, Cheltenham Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, Mentone Girls Secondary, Cornish

College, Westall Secondary and Haileybury College’s Keysborough campus submitted artworks to an exhibition and Mr Burnside judged the best entries. Kilbreda College Year 10 students won a group art prize. “The Kilbreda students were so inspired after hearing Mr Burnside’s talk that they have donated their prize money to the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project to help people seeking asylum,”  Kingston For Human Rights committee member Philippa

Rayment said. Kingston For Human Rights Inc is a volunteer-run organisation with a mission to raise public awareness about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year the committee holds a children’s poster art competition for Kingston schools in conjunction with an evening event to help raise awareness in the community. See kfhr.com.au for details and see basp.org.au for information about the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project.

RSPCA Victoria wants owners of puppies and kittens to know where their pet was bred. The association’s CEO Dr Liz Walker was “delighted” to see the state government put traceability “front and centre” in the Domestic Animals Act requiring source numbers to be stored on a publicly searchable Pet Exchange Register. “Right now, we can’t account for where up to 70 per cent of the puppies born in Victoria every year have been bred - that’s around 60,000 puppies a year,” Dr Walker said. “If we don’t know where a kitten or pup was bred, we can’t possibly know what conditions they or their mum have been living in – it might be perfect, or it could be horrifically cruel.” Dr Walker said that the source numbers would be required on all advertisements offering kittens and puppies for sale in Victoria, including those being traded or given away. From 2019 potential pet owners will be able to use a Pet Exchange Register website to check whether the source number is valid, and that the breeder’s contact details and location line up with those on the advertisement. “From 2019, it’ll be no source number, no sale. It’s that simple,” Dr Walker said.

Yacht club for rent COMMUNITY groups looking for a new home are being invited to apply for space at a soon-to-be redeveloped Parkdale Yacht Club. Kingston Council is planning a $2.35 million redevelopment of the ageing Parkdale Yacht Club and is calling for co-tenants to share the new facility. Expressions of Interest (EOI)

applications will be opening soon for the shared use of the proposed redeveloped Parkdale Yacht Club. Kingston Council has budgeted $2.25 million in the project with Parkdale Yacht Club contributing $100,000. A 5-4 majority of Kingston councillors voted at September’s public council meeting to seek expressions of interest to share the building with the yacht club before proceeding with detailed designs (“Sharing is caring for yacht club”, The News 11/10/17).

Free family film THE Frankston Power Centre will be hosting a free Christmas Outdoor Movie Night on Friday 8 December, 6.30-9.30pm. There will be a cinema screening of Elf starting at 7.30pm. Santa and his elf will be visiting, as well as a raffle with some great prizes donated from retailers. Dinner, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from retailers who will be providing family-friendly specials throughout the event. This will be the third family event hosted at the Frankston Power Centre, establishing itself as a community hub. The event is free entry, but guests will need to register for a ticket. Head the Facebook page for more details @ FrankstonPowerCentre

Funeral for a friend A FUNERAL mass will be held at St Joseph’s Church, 362 Station St, Chelsea on Friday 8 December for Mrs Anne Martin, the founder of Carrum Indigenous Nursery in Patterson Lakes, who died suddenly on Sunday 3 December. Friends are invited to attend the funeral mass.

Life saving club redesigned for coast A RETHINK and redesign may see a $3.4 million redevelopment of the Edithvale Life Saving get back on track after initial plans were ruled non-compliant with the Coastal Management Act by the Department of Land, Water & Planning (DELWP). Kingston Council and the Edithvale Life Saving Club have put together new designs for the club’s base in the wake of the state government department’s rejection of the first proposal (“Clubhouse in coastal ‘dog house’”, The News 4/10/17). “Council had consulted the department throughout the process and had made a number of design changes, so we were incredibly disappointed when the project was not able to proceed,” Kingston mayor Cr Steve

Staikos said. “We are determined that the community will not miss out on this vital facility and council will be submitting the new plans for approval so we can get on with the job.” Edithvale Life Saving Club was founded in 1919 and occupies the oldest building on Port Philip Bay. “The current building has served the community well but is ageing and needs replacing,” Cr Staikos said. “Every summer more than 20,000 visitors flock to Edithvale beach and it’s vital that the life saving club has the facilities it needs to ensure the public’s safety in the water.” Mordialloc Labor MP Tim Richardson says he has asked Labor Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Minister Lily D’Ambrosia to direct the DELWP to “work closely” with Kingston Council on new designs to ensure compliance with the Coastal Management Act 1995. Edithvale Life Saving Club president Dianne Montalto said the club is keen to see the project proceed. “Edithvale beach is a ‘blackspot’ for drownings and we had been looking forward to improved facilities to provide much-needed extra storage and training space,” Ms Montalto said. “We have a strong club that is growing in numbers and the new building would have helped us respond faster in emergency situations and continue our role as a leader in multicultural engagement.

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Police patrol Cut to the quick BURGLARS forced a door lock before entering a Patterson Lakes nail and beauty salon, overnight Friday 1 December. They looked through drawers and cupboards before finding the key to the till and stealing the $200 float and $300 in cash. They left the Gladesville Boulevard salon the back through the forced door.

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A 1985 BWM sedan valued at $15,000 was stolen from outside a unit block on The Broadway, Bonbeach, overnight, Wednesday 29 November. The gun-metal grey car was sporting club registration plates.

High and dry A PURSE containing a credit card and pink Apple iWatch was stolen from a woman’s bag as she swam at Mordialloc beach, 4.30-5.30pm, Wednesday 29 November. Detective Senior Sergeant Shane Cashman, of Kingston CIU, said beachgoers should leave their possessions with someone they trust before going swimming.

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FIVE hot-water units were stolen from a building site in Salmon St, Mentone, Friday 1 December. Detectives said the thieves may have used the stormy weather as a cover for their operation. The $3600 units were already fixed to walls of the units but were unbolted and carried off.

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BURGLARS who may have been looking only for cash ransacked a house in Genoa Avenue, Bonbeach, mid-morning, Tuesday 28 November. The offenders entered through the backyard and smashed a window to gain entry to the house where they ransacked draws and cupboards. Mobile phones lay untouched but $2000 in foreign currency was taken. Soon afterwards, a house in Cairns Avenue, Bonbeach, was broken into and jewellery stolen, although laptops and mobile phones were left behind. The owners are still assessing what was taken.

PLUMBING and gas-fitting tools valued at $7500 and a De Walt gas nailer valued at $1000 were stolen from a tradie’s locked toolbox, overnight Wednesday 29 November. The toolbox was in a Hi-Lux ute parked outside the victim’s address in Coast Banksia Drive, Bonbeach. The tools were engraved with the name “Smaley”. Anyone offered cheap tools so marked should call Kingston police 9556 6111 and ask to speak to the theft-from-motor-cars police group.

TWO racing bikes valued at $1000 each were stolen from the rear of a property in Coonawarra Avenue, Aspendale, overnight Saturday 2 December. The white Massi and green and black Avanti competition bikes were in the backyard when they were taken.

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A MALVERN teenager was assaulted by a group of youths at a bus stop in Centreway, Mordialloc, 9pm, Tuesday 28 November. Three males and a female allegedly punched the 16-year-old several times in the face. He did not know them. The group – possibly Asian or Maori and in their mid-to-late teens – then ran off up to Main St. The teen was taken to Sandringham Hospital for treatment to a cut eye. Police are following up CCTV footage of the incident.

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Clubbing together: Jo Stanley signs books at Parkdale Library as part of a summer reading program. Picture: Yanni

Page turns on summer fun CHILDREN are being encouraged to switch off electronic devices and open a book this summer to be in the running for some prizes thanks to Kingston Libraries. This year’s Summer Reading Club was launched last Wednesday (28 November) at Parkdale Library by radio personality and children’s author Jo Stanley. Stanley read from her new Play Like A Girl book series to visiting pupils from Parkdale Primary School to kick off the Summer Reading Club running

from 1 December until Wednesday 31 January. The Summer Reading Club program is free to join and encourages children aged 5-16 who use Kingston Libraries to keep reading over summer. “There’s no need to be bored these school holidays when you can lose yourself in a world of adventure through the pages of a favourite book,” Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said. “Young people can win a whole host of small prizes along the way and go into our major prize draw for an

iPad, $100 Westfield voucher and $50 Dymocks. So sign up and get reading for your chance to win.” Summer Reading Club packs can be collected from Kingston library branches. The Summer Reading Club is organised by Kingston Libraries and the Australian Library and Information Association, supported by the Mordialloc-Mentone Lions Club and Penguin Books. See kingston.vic.gov.au/library or call 1300 135 668 for more information including library summer opening hours.

THE BILL for fixing underground pipes to reopen the main swimming pools at the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre in time for the busy summer months could creep close to the $1 million mark. The PARC’s main 50-metre pool, aquatic playground and a learn-to-swim pool have been closed to swimmers since a plumbing fault on 12 October. Rust has infested pipe brackets and pipes three years after the $49.7 million leisure centre first opened its doors. Leisure centre management initially hoped to have the PARC pools open again by the end of October but “midDecember” is now a possibility according to Peninsula Leisure, the Frankston Council-owned company that manages the centre. “Currently we are still on track to reopen the PARC 50 metres and learn to swim pools by mid-December, with contractors working seven days a week to resolve the infrastructure malfunction, Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill said last week. “Our members and the broader community will be advised immediately, once a reopen date is confirmed.” Pools were drained so plumbing contractors can access the defective pipes. Frankston councillors discussed the PARC pools closure and any rectification works behind closed doors since

it related to legal advice after council’s public council meeting on Monday 20 November. It is understood that about $17,000 a day is leaking from council’s balance sheet in lost income each day the PARC swimming pools remain closed to the public. Centre members have not been charged membership fees while the pools remain closed. Other PARC activities such as the gym and wellness centre are still open to visitors and members. The wash up over who pays for the near $1 million rectification works to fix the underground pool pipes may involve talks between council, the centre builders and insurers.

Hospital plans AN AMBITIOUS vision of the future of health and education in the Frankston region has been unveiled under a plan to base a health and education hub at a rebuilt Frankston Hospital in partnership with Monash University. Peninsula Health announced at its annual general meeting last Wednesday (29 November) plans for a $250 million rebuild of Frankston Hospital to include 115 more beds by mid-2021 and a $15 million clinical research and education centre at the new hospital. Monash University will commit up to $50 million to the project in a partnership estimated to bring 1000 jobs to Frankston during construction of new buildings and 500 full-time health, research and education jobs after completion.

Centre better after blaze KINGSTON Council will contribute $29,000 of ratepayers’ money to help rebuild the Patterson Lakes Community Centre after a fire at the Thompson Rd building in March. A new outdoor area to include an accessible ramp into the community centre, raised garden beds, a picnic table and outdoor seating and pathways will be built. “When fire damage caused the centre to close earlier this year it was a great loss to the Patterson Lakes community,” Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said. “Council worked in partnership with the centre to get them back up and running by providing an improved kitchen and new sprung gymnasium floor. “We’re now thrilled to offer this

extra funding to help further boost the centre with a great outdoor space.” Councillors in May also voted to dish out about $40,000 to install a commercial kitchen for community use at the centre. About 14,000 books at a library at the Patterson Lakes Community Centre had to be individually cleaned before the centre reopened in April. See patlakescc.net.au or call 9772 8588 for information about classes and events at Patterson Lakes Community Centre.

Hosed down: Firefighters respond on evening Patterson Lakes Community Centre fire struck. Pic: Gary Sissons

Reward for skink sleuths SEVERAL elusive swamp skinks have been rediscovered in parks on the Mornington Peninsula. A small team of scientists and field naturalists from La Trobe University rediscovered the skinks (Lissolepis coventryi) which have not been caught in the area for 30 years. The last anecdotal sighting was in 2012. So far, 13 of these “mini Godzillas” have been measured and weighed after being caught in Elliott traps – which allow for live capture – and under tiles. “Self-confessed reptile fanatics find swamp skinks appealing due to their fussy and secretive habits. They live in swampy areas and shelter in burrows. They display highly territorial behaviour and can be aggressive to unwanted visitors,” team leader

David De Angelis, said. The skinks are black and gold and have a blue mouth lining. The scientists were creative in their efforts to observe the skinks: they installed low fences to create travel lines leading to surveillance cameras and baited their traps with honey, rolled oats, peanut butter and sardines. Scientists also checked beneath hundreds of concrete roofing tiles left in the swampy areas the skinks prefer. Continuing habitat loss is the biggest threat to this rare skink which is listed as threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. Its survival is also affected by weed invasion, inappropriate fire regimes and introduced predators, such as

foxes and cats. “This collaborative project between Parks Victoria and the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria is a rare opportunity for members of the public to assist with monitoring this state-significant species,” Mr De Angelis said. “It is contributing to our knowledge of the swamp skink’s distribution on the peninsula and research into the most effective ways of surveying for it.”

Nice to see you again: Scientists are thrilled with the rediscovery of swamp skinks, which they describe as “Mini Godzillas”, on the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Supplied Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 6 December 2017

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Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn.au AUGUST or phone 0419 253 252. Peninsula Field Naturalists Club Find us on ries.probusfrankston@gmail.com or Facebook - www.facebook.com/ The club’s next meeting is at 8pm on mpas0/ Wednesday 13 August at 16 High St, call Mary on 0418 568 234 for further

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Chelbara Singers Martin will be showing his remarkphotos of insects. Everyone Meet every Monday fromable 10.00am at Alan welcome. Call Judy on 9775 4231 for Introduction to volunteering furtherChelsea. details. Nieman Hall, Baxter Avenue, The Frankston Volunteer Resource group comprises men and women of varying Chess for primary school pupils Centre will provide information on Learn to play chess in a fun and age groups, community volunteering to anyone interesting in who sing in asupportive environment. Improve atmosphere voicegrades to whilst the learning your school contributing some of their spare time and share their great game. Studies have shown wider community such asthis aged care hostels, that children who play chess develop for the good of their community. strong analytical and strategy skills. citizens, community groups, retirement Topics covered include thesenior benefits Try for free at 4.30-6pm on Tuesday Jan 12 August.Contact: Classes will then follow of volunteering, the rightsvillages and and various functions. onDennis during schoolMeadows term, fee is $40 Woodward 9773 1826 or responsibilities of voluteers and for 4 weeks. To book or ask for more information contact: Patterson Lakes organisations and details9772 of 5316

ninsula Field Naturalists Club club’s next meeting is at 8pm on dnesday 13 August at 16 High St, nkston. Guest speaker is Martin erwey of Martins Butterfly World. tin will be showing his remarke photos of insects. Everyone come. Call Judy on 9775 4231 for her details.

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, 60 Thames Prom, Chelsea Heights. Phone 9772-3391 Seniors Bike Riding  Come along and enjoy a ride with Volunteer Aspendale Gardens-Edihvale Community Bank staff members Leaders.  BYO bike, improve your fitness, friendship. Next outing is on Tuesday encouraged and prompted to write explore tracksa coach andtripmake 26 August, to Village Inn a short piece, thenlocal to read itpaths out and and sharenew feedback and ideas with eachfriendly with a stop at Lindtmeets chocolate outlet friends. This group other. Cost is $5 per class. Call 9786 then morning tea of scones, cream, Chelsea 1445each or emailWednesday centre@mahogany. 9.15am jam andatbiscuits followedHeights by live org.au to book. MahoganyCentre, Neighentertainment. Afterwards enjoy a Community bourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Ave, two-course lunch with optional free 160North. Thames Prom, Chelsea Frankston bingo. CostHeights. $27. Call 9775 2304. Phone 9772-3391 Peninsula Activities Group

throughout Frankston from August-6 September. Eigh performances of 20 produc include plays in cafes, circu game parks and operas in See www.anywherefest/f for details of all shows.

ess for primary school pupils Community Centre, 54-70 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes. Call 9772 8588. volunteer positions available. Free Probus speakers rn to play chess in a fun and Melbourne Pack Frankston Probus Club me information session at Frankston first Friday of each month Creative writing classes portive environment. Improve SEPTEMBER Free group trail runs. EachFacilitator Sunday morning Activities for the over 50s, group at Frankston RSL Bowling Alex Ruschanow hosts Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston at r school grades whilst learning at 10am-12noon on the Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. creative writing classeslevel. at Frankston meets Foster carer at 7.30am Suitable forrunners of any 11am on Tuesday 30 September. Anywhere Theatre Festival third Friday of every month at the and hear a speaker of inter North’s Mahogany Neighbourhood Aspendale Gardens-Edihvale Community Bank staff members great game. Studies have shown Every smile.theatre Make Meet at Edithvale Recreational Reserve then Anywhere will be2017 performed stay for lunch at the RSL af Uniting Church,child High St,deserves Frankston. to Centre fortnightly on Wednesdays Email info@frankstonvolunteer. t children who play chess develop anywhere but in threatres All welcome for lightyou lunchmake and at 10am-12noon. Participants are the year a difference. Become a on Friday 5 September. Em head out on trails. www.melbournepack. friendship. Next outing is on Tuesday throughout Frankston from 22 encouraged and prompted to write org or call 9770 6492 for further ng analytical and strategy skills. Foster Carer with VACCAVictorian Aboriginal com.au a short piece, then to read it out and 26 August, a coach trip to Village Inn August-6 September. Eighty Event Name information. for free at 4.30-6pm on Tuesday Child Care Agency. Express your interest by performances of 20 productions share feedback and ideas with each a stop at LindtCommunity chocolate outletBank Aspendale Gardenswith- Edithvale staff members August. Classes will then follow The Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone News and the Event Address Red Cross Chelsea include plays in cafes, circuses in visiting www.vacca.org or calling 9480 7300 other. Cost is $5 per class. Call 9786 then morning tea of scones, cream, Aspendale Gardens-Edithvale Community Bank, support community Social salsa dancing during school term, fee is $40 organisations by promoting upcoming public events free in a Chelsea Lawn Tennis Club Aspendale Seniors’ Club 1st Wednesday each month game parks and operas in galleries. Information sessions every month held in 1445 or email centre@mahogany. jam and biscuits followed by live Cross Salsa Frankston 4 weeks. To book or ask for more Always wanted to play tennis?Southern Ex tennis Socialentertainment. Table TennisAfterwards enjoy a Contact Person New members wanted for the Chelsea unit. Community Event See www.anywherefest/frankston your area. Calendar org.au to book. Mahogany Neighare hosting social Latin nights. rmation contact: Patterson Lakes Contact Phone calendar is published monthly in The Chelsea, Mordialloc, Mentone News, All welcome from beginners to Aspendale Seniors’ Club is looking for players St Andrews Uniting ChurchThe Hall, 2 Sherwood for detailsplayer? of all shows. bourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Ave, Send your listings to two-course lunch with optional free in the first week or editions of the month. Instead of the usual Wednesday mmunity Centre, 54-70 Thompson experienced players to our mixed doubles to join our Social Table Tennis on a Thursday or email communitye 46th Mornington Art Show Ave Chelsea. For further details contact Lynsey Frankston North. bingo. Cost $27. Call 9775 2304. Salsa classes, enjoy a night of Frankston and District d, Patterson Lakes. Call 9772 8588. social tennis at 10.00 am, 2nd Monday of each morning from 9.15am. If you are interestedProbus speakers Thurs 18 Jan (opening night) then daily Fri 19 on0414 239 739. The unit will be holding a nothing butfurther dancing. Great Latin Prostate Cancer Support Group Probus We Clubcan meets on the month. supply racquets etc. For could you please ring Annette on 9773 4704Frankston or - Fri 26 Jan, 10am-5 pm. Peninsula Community fashion parade on Thursday June 8 at 1.30pm. Peninsula Activities Group The support group meets on the last Thursday music and fabulous people to dance first Fridayinformation of each month at 10am ative writing classes SEPTEMBER contact Janet 0404 826 659 0417 302 595 for details. Theatre, cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Cost $5, lucky door prize. Activities theClose over 50s, group of each hosts month at 10am in theforKing with. Absolute at Frankston RSL Bowling Pavilion, litator Alex Ruschanow Chelsea Lawn Tennis Club, Beardsworth Ave,beginners can join Mornington. Over 800 paintings on display meets at 10am-12noon on the Community Hall in Frankston North. Men free introductory class at 8pm. One Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Go along ative writing classes at Frankston Epilepsy Support Group Chelsea – Next to the Football Pavilion. Social Support Groups and for sale from a wide range of genre. One of Anywhere Theatre at Festival Friday everypartners month at the Meet every with prostate healththird issues andoftheir Wednesday per month at 7.30th’s Mahogany Neighbourhood 2nd Saturday St Francis Xavierand hear a speaker of interest and Central Bayside Community Health Services Victoria’s largest and best, featuring local and Anywhere theatre will be performed Uniting Church, High St, Frankston. are invited to attend the support group for stay for lunch at the RSL afterwards 10pm, upstairs at The Grand Hotel, tre fortnightly on Wednesdays Mordialloc Mens Shed Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – is seeking new clients to join its Social interstate artists. discussion are on prostate issues andlunch someand 3pm. anywhere on Friday457 5 September. Email enqui-(by the but inphone threatres All health welcome for light 0am-12noon. Participants 499station). Nepean Hwy, Frankston. $5 for Main St, Mordialloc Further details Sue 0407 509 519

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Moorooduc Bombers Early Bird Registrations are now open for the club built by families putting kids first. Come and join the Moorooduc Bombers located at the Moorooduc Reserve on Derril Rd. We are filling under 9’s,10’s,11s,12’s & Jnr Girls. Talk to us about the early bird discount with low deposit and balance of fees at season start. Make your enquiry today at moorooducjfc@ gmail.com See the Bombers Fly Up! Playgroup Wednesdays 9.30am - 11am. We have an air-conditioned venue with room for indoor /outdoor play and a fabulous collection of toys and activities. Come and join the fun and make new friends. Chelsea Heights Community Centre, Beazley Reserve, Chelsea Heights. Ph 9772 3391

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Therapeutic power of music gives relief to patients PATIENTS with Parkinson’s disease and other chronic illnesses are benefiting greatly from the St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s Music for Wellness program. The program began in 2016 following a pilot project conducted in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and Musica Viva, which presented overwhelming results showing happiness in patients post engagement in music. Singing and song writing workshops with Musician in Residence, Colleen Rees, are now conducted weekly as a way to holistically improve patient care. “The program provides a social environment for participants to interact with other people who are going through similar experiences, and to share a positive, stimulating activity together,” Colleen said. “Some of the people are really struggling in their personal life and with accepting where they are, but music has a way of letting people relax, it unites people and triggers memories that instil a feeling of happiness.” “It’s been an absolute joy to watch the confidence build in participants and witness friendships develop within the group.” Speech Pathologist Senior Clinician and Music for Wellness Coordinator Jenny Shurdington said the program could improve physical, communication, and emotional skills

of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with respiratory issues, chronic pain and other debilitating illnesses. “Consistent interaction within the close-knit community of the program helps to combat social isolation and depression while empowering participants with a sense of possibility and achievement,” Jenny said. “Participating in the program helps boost confidence levels, transforms attitudes about living with a chronic illness, and helps manage some of the symptoms associated with their condition.” “Patients often come in feeling down or a little flat, but after participating in music and singing with their friends they leave feeling uplifted, happy and engaged.” Parkinson’s patient Nola Delaney was recommended to try the program by her neurologist and has loved attending the weekly sessions. “What I like about Music for Wellness is the happiness of it all. Everybody’s happy and enjoying it, it makes you feel good,” Nola said. “I have met some great people who share the same complaints as me, so I don’t feel so isolated, and made some good friends who I now catch up with outside of the program.” “It has given me a lot more confidence to mix with people, whereas I was hesitant before and worried about what people would think.”

“I love this program because of the confidence it has given me and the enjoyment I’m still getting out of life. Even though things might be bad, there’s always good on the other side, the music helps with it all.” Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

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PM supports ‘yes’ vote in plebiscite Compiled by Brodie Cowburn SERGEANT Tracy and A. W. Glencross, Esq will address a public meeting at Somerville on Monday evening next to explain the truth in the matter of the Reinforcements Referendum. *** YOUR RESPONSIBILITY PRIME MINISTER’S MESSAGE. To the Electors of FLINDERS. Are you for Australia or against her? Will you stand with those who are resolved that, come what may, we will not desert our boys at the Front? Or will you stand with the real leaders of the campaign against the Government’s proposals to send reinforcements to the boys at the Front? The Government has put before you a proposal, moderate and equitable, seeking a clearly defined power which it pledges itself not to exceed. That proposal will ensure the Australians at the front the reinforcements and the rest which they so badly need. Nothing else will. If you turn down the Government’s proposal, you not only prove yourself unworthy of freedom, but literally condemn to death the men who are fighting for YOU. That is the responsibility which rests upon you. You cannot shirk it. On December 20th you must vote “YES”. W. M. HUGHES, Prime Minister. *** AN ANTI-CONSCRIPTION openair meeting held at Frankston on Thursday night was well attended. Mr C.Gray, secretary of the Trades

Hall Council, was chairman. It had been announced that Lieut Colonel Crouch and Mr J. F McGowan would speak, but, amid a storm of hoots and catcalls Mr Gray said that Lieut-Colonel Crouch had been delayed on the road. Mr McGowan then took the platform, but it was evident that the audience, disappointed about the absence of the “star” speaker, were in no mood to listen to him. Amid a chorus of interjectors, he argued that the volunteer movement had failed because, amongst other things the soldiers were not getting sufficient pay. A returned soldier—We are not fighting for 6s a day, or for 4s 3d a day; we are fighting for honor. (Cheers) We’re satisfied with what we’re getting, and we don’t want any assistance from you to get more. Mrs Martin then took the platform. She said that her husband was at the front A Soldier, - Why don’t you send men to help him? Mrs Martin. - She did not want her husband to come back to an Australia which would be filled with Chinamen and black men. (Voices - “Rot”) Another Soldier—You ought to be ashamed of yourself talking about black men. Why there are black men fighting beside your husband now. (Cheers.) *** ON Sunday afternoon, the 16th, the Catholic School and Hall at Hastings, will be opened by Archbishop Mannix, at 3 o’clock.

The committee has arranged a motor trip to Shoreham, and on return to Hastings the Archbishop and district representatives (catholic and non- catholic) will be entertained at a luncheon. *** THIS subdivision at Frankston which is attracting much attention is to be submitted at auction this afternoon at 3.30. Forty-three roomy allotments are to be sub mitted with attractive terms of £2 cash deposit and 10s per month, free of interest, per lot. The estate is situated within seven minutes of the railway station, and 12 minutes easy stroll to the beautiful nine mile beach, said beach the safest in the State. Also, at the same time, two natty concrete and cement buildings, known as “Barnawartha” and “The Silo,” with their pleasant grounds, gardens, fernery and aviary are to be submitted. No expense has been spared in their construction. *** THE “Hard Times” Ball held on Friday evening last in the Frankston Hall, in aid of a stand at the forthcoming bazaar, was a great success, there being a capital attendance. The music was supplied by Alleri’s band, and a first class supper was provided *** A MUSICAL and variety entertain ment will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Monday next in aid of the Home for Adult Blind. The programme will be given by

the A.A.B. Entertainers assisted by Mr Wilson Muir, and promises to provide a first-class two hours amusement. *** AN interesting lecture and exhibition of life saving and means for resuscitation, was given at the Frankston Pier on Sunday after noon, by Mr Witty, hon. sec. to the Royal Life Saving Society, assisted by Mr Wormald, chief instructor. Efforts are being made to start a branch of the society at Frankston, and some twenty names were handed in from those willing to assist. A meeting of those in terested will be called shortly for that object. *** LAST Saturday afternoon, a large party of returned soldiers from the Caulfield and Base Hospitals were entertained by the Red Cross Society and the residents of Somerville. By the courtesy of Major Conder the Langwarrin Military Band were present and rendered fine selections which considerably enlivened the proceedings. The Hall was beautifully decorated with flowers and foliage by our decorative flower artist Mrs Fred Thornell ably assisted by other members of the Red Cross. *** THE Wattle Club will entertain a party of returned wounded soldiers on Sunday, December 16th at 4 o’clock, in the Mechanics’ Hall. The following letter was received on Friday last:— On behalf of the Melbourne committees of the French Red Cross

Society and the Alliance Francios, we, the undersigned, would like to express to you and to all your helpers our very sincere appreciation of the splendid reception and entertainment by your Club, so generously provided for the French soldiers upon their trip to Frankston on Friday last. *** W. GRANT was fined 5s with 10s costs for allowing two horses to wander in the street. *** LUDWIG T. Honeybone was charged for driving a motor car without having a license, on the 17th November. Defendant pleaded that he had neglected to renew his license through being ill for a week. - Fined 20s. *** LESLIE James Cunningham, grocer, of Middle Park was charged with being drunk, using obsence language and assaulting Constable Ryan. *** RIFLE PRACTICE may take place on the Langwarrin Rifle Range on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, between 2.15 p,m and 5 15 p,m. The public are hereby warned against crossing the Line of Fire or Entering the Danger Zone while the Red Flag is flying from the Signal Staff. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 December1917

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Old Boys the big winners PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully PENINSULA Old Boys were the big winners in Mornington Peninsula Provincial cricket on Saturday, the only team to get a result. On a day that was dominated by soggy grounds and rain, all Provincial, Peninsula, District and Sub-District First XI matches ended in draws, except for the Old Boys, who got the job

done against Pearcedale. Defending 8/260, the Old Boys rolled Pearcedale for just 121 in 47 overs. Jon Forrest was the key to the victory for the Old Boys, bowling 15 overs and four maidens for a return of 7/22. Tom Shayler was impressive again also with 3/20 from 12 overs. Brad Trotter started like a house on fire with the bat for the Dales, scoring 17 of the team’s first 18 runs, before

becoming Shayler’s first victim. Chris Dew opened and top scored with 45, while Jarryd Herbert was the only other Dale to get to double figures with 26. All other Provincial matches ended in a draw. Langwarrin would have been extremely thankful, given they were just two wickets away from defeat against Mt Eliza. Chasing 207, the Kangas were on

their knees at 8/107 when rain took hold. Nick Baron was the key for the Mounties with 4/47 from 28 overs and Rob Maskiel claimed 2/22. There were two run-outs. Baxter was in the best position it has been all season but luck just isn’t on their side. Defending 6/341 after Chris Brittain (104), Justin Bridgeman (84), Daniel Warwick (49), Dale Irving (42) and Joe

Rule (40) all got amongst the runs on day one, Baxter had Crib Point 4/102 when the game was called off. Henry Dolphin was the thorn in Baxter’s side, unbeaten on 49. Mornington had Sorrento reeling at 3/30 before the rain came at David McFarlan Reserve. The Doggies were defending 206. At one stage the Sorras were 3/11. Michael Heib grabbed all three wickets, finishing with 3/12. Sorrento faced just 21 overs.

Jump to it: Langwarrin snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat against Mt Eliza in their Provincial match when rain stopped play. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Rain kills Main game PENINSULA

By IT Gully IT was easy to feel sorry for Main Ridge, who required just six runs for victory against Somerville on day two of Peninsula cricket. All that was needed was one or two overs to try and grab the required runs but they never took to the field. The Ridge bowled out Somerville last week for 172, then proceeded to hammer the Eagles’ attack and finish the opening day at 0/167, five runs short. It was guaranteed a win if the rain held off. It didn’t and the Ridge fell short, Somerville ending up the big winners of the round, escaping with a draw.

Pines had every reason to feel robbed too. Defending 6/259, the Piners had Flinders reeling at 5/42 before the rain washed out the rest of the day’s play. Pines coach Adrian Mack used five bowlers in just 36 overs to try and get the breakthroughs. Pat Jackson claimed 3/9 from 12 overs while Mack and Alex Coad grabbed a wicket each. Neil Barfus saved the Sharks with an unbeaten 19. Moorooduc was travelling OK against Delacombe Park when play ended. Chasing 325 for victory, the Ducs were 4/136 when stumps were called. Ben Williams scored 67 and Madushanka Perera 58 for the Ducs, while Ricky Ramsdale claimed three of the four wickets for the Parkers.

Seaford falls just short DISTRICT

By IT Gully THERE was some cricket played in District and it was Seaford that were the big losers against Heatherhill. Seaford resumed at 0/12 chasing Heatherhill’s first innings total of 190. After getting through 64 overs in challenging conditions, Seaford finished agonisingly close at 7/186, just five runs short of victory. Mt Martha was in all sorts of

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trouble against Baden Powell. Defending 264, the Braves had Mt Martha in strife at 5/97. Once again, rain saved the day for the Reds. There was no cricket played at Thomas Barclay Oval. Hastings was to resume at 1/20 against Rosebud, who were defending 154. There wasn’t a ball bowled on day two. Rye was 4/68, chasing 8/200 against Seaford Tigers when play was ended. In Sub-District, there was no cricket played across all grounds.

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Futile chase: Pines left feeling robbed after dominating Flinders before rain saved their opponents in the Peninsula match. Picture: Andrew Hurst


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Tommy Mitchell has a message for Knox SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie HE is preparing for his 49th straight season at Monterey Reserve and he’s one of the most recognisable characters in the local game. Tommy Mitchell is a living legend. The 66-year-old is a life member of Frankston Pines and wears his heart on his sleeve. In more ways than one. If you haven’t seen the Edinburghborn Mitchell at a senior match wearing one of his Heart of Midlothian scarves and bonnet festooned with club badges then you’re a newcomer to the local scene. Mitchell has three brothers – Colin, Bruce and Grant and the family migrated from Scotland in 1968 and was involved with Chadstone soccer club before joining Pines in the long-defunct District Leagues in 1970. Back then North Altona, Ardeer, Hawksburn and Fitzroy were opponents along with Pascoe Vale and Langwarrin who now enjoy NPL status. It’s been a roller coaster ride for Mitchell. “The highlights were playing in the (2003 Premier League) Grand Final and Ally Dick and Ricky Diaco winning their Gold Medals, Stuart (Webster) winning Goalkeeper of the Year and Stan (Webster) winning Coach of the Year,” The Pines committeeman and ground manager said. “The four straight relegations were the low points and they still hurt.” He’s seen many players come and go never more so than in recent times when the senior squad has been forced

Living legend: Frankston Pines’ life member and committeeman Tommy Mitchell. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

to rebuild. “I don’t switch clubs like the players do but I blame the clubs because if a player is renowned for changing clubs just chasing what he can then it’s time the clubs stood up to him and said no. “We’ve had to regroup these past few years and it’s not easy having people putting in a lot of hard work then having to start from scratch again.” Newly promoted Knox City is now in State 2 South-East and will be one of Pines’ rivals next season. Contests between these teams will have the added spice of Knox fielding many former Pines’ players and being coached by Danny Verdun, who lifted Pines off the canvas a few seasons back and had a successful four years as senior

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coach at Monterey Reserve. “My favourite saying is that the players that came in are better than what we had before and the ones that left don’t like me telling them that but if the shoe fits wear it,” Mitchell said. “I’m not worried about Knox. We’ll kick their arse. “If they think they’re just going to come down to the Pines and that we’re going to roll over then I’ve got news for them.” He also has news for some local teams. “I’m hoping that Langy goes well in the NPL. It’s a big step status-wise but I think it’s important to have an NPL club in our area because it keeps the decent kids in the area instead of going to Bentleigh or Oakleigh. “I’m expecting Mornington to be up there challenging for the title again but I think Seaford will find it hard to bounce back after being relegated. Vacant “There’s a lot of Possession good people there that work hard for the club and it seems to me like the players may be let themselves down last season. “I think Andy (O’Dell) will go well at Strikers if he gets the right players in and the players actually give the club the

right commitment. “Strikers have to make sure though that they don’t spend money they don’t have if you know what I mean. “I think Skye will be up there challenging again especially with the two Billies (Armour and Rae) running the show. “I think Rosebud Heart’s season will be decided by how many players they keep because there’s a lot of talk about players moving on and I don’t really know enough about Baxter to comment. “As a junior club Somerville Eagles are terrific but as a senior club I think they’re punching above their weight.” But what about Mitchell’s beloved Frankston Pines? What does the club’s immediate future hold? “The Mauritians coming into the club have been good for us and Chris (L’Enclume) and Cedric (Permal) are quality players. “There’s talk about getting more kids down so that we can promote ourselves more as a community-based club and that’s a good thing. “I’d like to think that we’re not just there to make up the numbers next year and that we can do something. I think we can.” And Mitchell couldn’t resist a parting shot at the game’s administrators. “The referees have a thankless job and it’s made even harder with all these changes that are brought in by the people running the game. “It’s got to the stage where even the coaches and players wonder what’s going on. “Most of the rules governing the game have been set in concrete and should be left alone.” Langwarrin’s NPL preparations are in full swing with the club taking on established NPL outfit Box Hill United at Baxter Park last weekend. The under-20s were staring down the barrel after 15 minutes when they were 3-0 down and giving up possession far too easily but they staged a remarkable comeback in a free-flowing contest to run out 7-5 winners. Bentleigh Greens’ recruit Keegan Guy and Nat Daher from Mornington both notched hat-tricks with Langy’s other goal coming from Ayden Eszes. “Of the three early goals two were preventable and down to individual errors,” said under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor. “Psychologically to come back from three down is hugely important and it shows them that they can compete at this level because it’s new to most of them.” Taylor has a 16-man squad but five players were unavailable forcing him to

draft in replacements from the under18s. Langy won the senior match 1-0 with the decider coming from the penalty spot in the first half and converted stylishly by Mooroolbark striker Sam Klepac. Richmond triallist Lachie Hogben was prominent at right back. His father David was a teammate of Langy senior coach Gus Macleod during their playing days at Green Gully. Boris Ovcin and Dylan Kilner were the only current Langwarrin players in the starting line-up as Macleod used the game to assess the many triallists at his disposal. Warragul United keeper Jake Richardson was in goal in the first half and Altona Magic’s Nick Bergmans took over in the second half. Many coaches play down the importance of results in pre-season games. Not so Macleod, who was enthused by elements of his side’s display. “Results are very important to me. I want to win every game no matter who it is or what it is,” he said. “I thought we were harder to the ball but they were quick up front and you’ve got to be careful. “Overall I was very, very pleased that we kept our organisation, especially because these players had never played together. “We’ve got Kingston next weekend and I’ve said to the triallists that they’ve got three weeks to prove themselves. “We’ve got 20 spots in the squad so we’ll have a very strong 16 and the other four will be younger players.” Langwarrin will play established NPL club Kingston City on Saturday with the under-20s kicking off at 1pm followed by the seniors at 3pm. The venue is yet to be decided as council work continues at Lawton Park. The club will make an announcement later this week. Off the field, Langwarrin has lost a significant source of NPL expertise with the news that Liam Bentley has been appointed Senior Officer of Premier Competitions by Northern NSW Football. Bentley is a former FFV NPL manager and competitions manager and a current Langy committeeman and senior women’s coach. He had been interviewed at Northern NSW Football’s Speers Point headquarters in mid-November and will begin his tenure on 9 January. Jess Kruiskamp is the new head coach of Langy’s senior women’s team and Tanya Wallace is her assistant. Wallace is a former club president and holds a senior coaching licence.

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