10 October 2016

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Car fire after barrier hit A CAR caught fire on top of the Frankston Freeway overpass at Frankston Dandenong Rd-Skye Rd, Wednesday morning. Police closed Frankston Freeway to traffic about 12:30am after the car hit a barrier and caught fire. Frankston CFA were in attendance. Picture: Gary Sissons

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THE driver of a train approaching Parkdale station kept going rather than stop when he spied a swarm of wasps buzzing around the platform, Thursday morning (6 October). Metro spokesperson Sammie Back said the driver noticed a “considerable number” of the stinging insects at the station at 10.50am and, after consulting the company, was told to run express. She said there were no passengers waiting on the platform and those on the train who missed their stop were offered buses back. The wasps hung around for about an hour before dispersing. Normal services resumed later.

Seniors not sitting still MT ELIZA resident Bob Greaves received a Council of the Ageing Senior Achiever Award at a ceremony at Government House last week. He was one of eight recipients of the award presented as during the 2016 Victorian Seniors Festival. It offers more than 1300 free and lowcost events all over Victoria, including a great array of social, cultural, educational and bodyand-soul activities. Other local award recipients were Vishnu Prasad, of Skye: Promotion of Multiculturalism Award, and Verna Phillips, of Carrum Downs: Veteran Community Award. An Age-Friendly Victoria Award went to Peninsula Transport Assist which provides transport for older people in an area described as having “very little public transport”. The Governor, Linda Dessau AM, and Housing Disability and Ageing Minister Martin Foley hosted the day in which Echuca’s Gwen Smith was named Victoria’s Senior of the Year. The various category winners, aged 67-90, from all over Victoria, are described as a diverse group of leaders, role models, advocates and participants in many volunteer activities in their communities. “Seniors make an incredible contribution to our community – and testament to that are the many worthy nominations we received from across Victoria,” Mr Foley said. “Congratulations to all the award recipients today and thank you for your dedication and commitment to your communities. “We are proud to support these awards which are a fitting part of the 34th Victorian Seniors Festival.” Details: seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

Gong getters: Mt Eliza resident Bob Greaves received a Council of the Ageing Senior Achiever Award from Housing Disability and Ageing Minister Martin Foley at a ceremony at Government House last week. Verna Phillips, of Carrum Downs, received a Veteran Community Award from Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AM.

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