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The Patterson River Secondary College band played at a senior’s morning tea in Seaford last week See story page 2. Pic: Gary Sissons

Rail extension business case complete electrifying the line, as well as additional enhancements, including track duplication, level crossing removals, station upgrades, car parking and train stabling,” commenced in April 2018. The business case is now complete, and the state government has called on the federal government to make its findings publicly available. State Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said “the initial Baxter electrification

Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE long awaited business case investigating the electrification and duplication of the Frankston line to Baxter was handed to the federal government last week. Work on the business case, which would “assess the costs and benefits of

business case has been completed by the relevant state department and delivered to the federal government as requested.” “The next step is for the federal government to make the business case public as soon as possible and then get on with complimenting the $3 billion of state government works on the Frankston rail line by building the complete Baxter electrification and

duplication project as per their promise,” he said. Minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure Alan Tudge confirmed that the federal government had “received the business case this week” and is “working through a full assessment”. “We will continue to negotiate with the state government on this project,” he said.

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SENIOR’S MONTH wrapped up this year with a morning tea in Seaford. The Seaford senior’s morning tea had around 200 attendees. The event capped off the October senior’s month. Morning tea events have been held in Carrum Downs, Langwarrin, and

Frankston during the month. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy, who hosted the event, said “our seniors play such an important role in our local community. Their experience and wisdom is highly valued and these morning teas are a way to acknowledge that.”

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Push to use Seaford sports hub Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au EXPRESSIONS of interest are open at the former training base of the St Kilda Football Club in Seaford. The site had been used by the Saints as their home base from 2010 up until 2018. After a short stay, St Kilda FC made the call to move into their revamped home at Moorabbin, leaving the Linen House facility mostly vacant. Ratepayer money had been used as part of the deal to entice the Saints to Seaford. Council has now put out the invitation to businesses to become a partner tenant at the site. Despite abandoning the site, its future use will be subject to a lease renegotiation with St Kilda Football Club. The expression of interest document reads that “St Kilda Football Club continues to have lease hold interest in the facility and any future decisions regarding use/tenants of the site will be subject to future negotiations and agreements between Frankston City Council and the St Kilda Football Club.” Frankston mayor Michael O’Reilly said that the current lease signed by the St Kilda Football Club doesn’t expire until 2059. He said “St Kilda FC representatives will not form part of the assessment panel that will make recommendations to council. The future use of the facility will be subject to a renegotiated lease arrangement with the club, given they presently still hold the lease for the site.” “St Kilda FC have supported council in undertaking this EOI process ahead of future negotiations, and are eager to see new services and activities taking place at the venue that will achieve greater community benefit,” he said. “The club’s elite teams have returned to their former grounds in Moorabbin, however a small number on the club’s administrative staff still

Saints march out: Tenants are being sought for St Kilda’s former training base. Picture: Gary Sissons

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operate from the facility and will likely continue to do so into the future. The facility is also used as part of the clubs next generation academy and to facilitate community outreach programs.” The Saints’ move into Seaford was a move which proved highly controversial among football circles. Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt told Fox Sports last year that the move from Moorabbin “crushed the group at the time.” The site has rebranded to be called the Frankston Health and Wellbeing Hub. Cr O’Reilly said it was a “great opportunity for innovative and community minded organisations and businesses to become a part of the facility.” “If you are looking to locate somewhere progressive, supportive, and future looking in the arena of community wellbeing, sports and

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School upgrades undertaken UPGRADE works are underway at Belvedere Park Primary School. Works at the school are set to total $1.4 million. Upgrades include the extension and refurbishment of existing classrooms, new toilets, and repairs to the roofs. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “these local upgrades are part of the

school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.” “Upgrading Belvedere Park Primary School will give local students access to great classrooms and facilities, because you can’t deliver a first rate education in second rate classroom,” she said. Marradon Constructions is under-

taking the project, which is projected to be finished October 2020.

CARRUM MP Sonya Kilkenny, Belvedere Primary school captains and team members from Marradon Contructions. Picture: Supplied

MP pushes for QT reform DUNKLEY MP Peta Murphy is pushing to reform parliament’s question time. The first term MP made a co-submission to the standing committee’s inquiry into the practices and procedures of question time, saying that the system is “broken” and “plays into broader concerns around declining trust in government, politics and the institutions of our democracy, including parliament.” Among the reforms offered by Ms Murphy include the addition of a constituency question time to allow backbenchers to ask ministers questions relating to their electorate. Ms Murphy said in her co-submission that question time was “the forum where robust questioning and detailed answers should allow oppositions to hold ministers to account, ministers to explain the government’s work, and individual parliamentarians to prosecute issues that matter to their electorate. However, it is clear that question time is broken.” “As new members, we have been struck by the way in which question time has descended into a forum that displays little of this,” she said. The proposed reforms include the removal of “Dorothy Dixers”, which are questions asked to government ministers by members of their own government. “Routinely, government members ask ministers Dorothy Dixers that give rise to campaign speeches and personal attacks on opposition members, while ministers avoid giving genuine answers to the cross-bench

and opposition,” the submission read. Other proposed reforms include forcing ministers to address only the specifics of the question asked, the inclusion of a question from a member of the public once a fortnight, and a ban on mobile phone use during the one hour question time session. Brodie Cowburn

Community rallies to help out cafe A GOFUNDME has been set up to help the owners of a Carrum Downs cafe which was damaged in a fire. An electrical fire on 26 October caused extensive damage at Cafe Harmony. The fridge was damaged, and water damage was caused across the rest of the cafe after the fire was extinguished. The gofundme set up to help the family has reached over $1000. Donate at gofundme.com/f/help-ourlocal-cafe-harmony-rebuild

Seaford’s foreshore improvement sought FRANKSTON Council will move to work with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on improvements to the Seaford foreshore. At their last meeting, council voted unanimously to direct council officers to “advocate and negotiate with DELWP for enhanced experience of the Seaford Foreshore.” The motion also read that “council [will refer] $40K to the 2020/21 capital works budget for planning and design, which is to be sympathetic of the coastal location and colours” pending DELWP support.

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Fleet blessing this weekend THE Frankston Coast Guard will host their annual blessing of the fleet on 10 November. VF1 are inviting the local community to come along to the event, which sees rescue vessels blessed by a celebrant. Representatives from Marine Search and Rescue and Emergency Services, the Water Police, Volunteer Marine Rescue Mornington and Hastings, Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad, State Emergency Service, Live Saving Victoria, and other Coast Guard flotillas attended the event last year. The day begins at 10am with a

service for representatives of marine organisations and the general congregation at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Frankston. At 11.15, vessels will be moored and a celebrant will bless each one individually. The vessels then break away and head past Oliver’s Hill. Refreshments at the Frankston Yacht Club from 12.30pm.

Blessed: Boats moored at last year’s blessing of the fleet. Pic: Supplied

Case closed: The business case into the Frankston rail line extension has been completed. PM Scott Morrison visited Leawarra Station with Alan Tudge MP last year (inset) to reaffirm $225 million in funding. Pictures: Gary Sissons

State government not on board yet Continued from Page 1 While the federal government has promised $225 million to the project, the state government has yet to announce any financial contribution to the extension of the railway. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke did not answer queries from The Times asking if an announcement was expected soon. The Liberal state opposition made a matching $225 million commitment to the project an election promise last year, but was resoundingly defeated at the polls.

The state government announced in April last year that they had started the business case and planning work for a future extension of the Frankston line to Baxter, and said it was due to be completed by early 2019. It wasn’t finished until October. Public transport minister Jacinta Allan said at the time that “whilst we remove level crossings, build new stations and upgrade stabling and signalling, we’re also doing the work to establish the best option to extend the Frankston line to Baxter.” The business case was completed

with $3 million in federal government funding. The proposed rail extension would see the line duplicated and electrified to Baxter, with two new stations at Langwarrin and Frankston East constructed. In April, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston Council mayors David Gill and Michael O’Reilly released a joint statement supporting a “stage two” of the project to extend the rail line through to Hastings (“Councils united to support train for Hastings”, The Times, 15/4/19)

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Investigation called into Cove developments Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au BUILDING plans at the Cove precinct in Patterson Lakes will be subject to a Kingston Council investigation. Two 10 storey developments are planned at the Cove site, including a 66 dwelling building proposed for 64 Pier One Drive, and a 142 dwelling building proposed for 54 Pier One Drive. A three storey building with 28 dwellings is planned for 115A McLeod Road. A reduction in car parking at the site was also sought, but voted down by

councillors in May. The reasons given were that a parking reduction would “detrimentally affect the amenity of the neighbourhood” and be “an overdevelopment of the site”. That decision is subject to a VCAT appeal. Kingston Council has called an investigation into the planning process at the Patterson Lakes site. Council called a special meeting on 14 October and voted unanimously to approve a motion that read “in light of the fact that the CEO has since commenced an investigation into the Cove development, council note that initial

findings are to come back within 60 days.” The motion also read that “council [will] make public all information relating to the development applications in the CDZ and Endeavour Cove precinct that is possible noting many residents already have some of the information through disclosure in the VCAT proceedings” and that “officers [will] have a scoping session at a councillor information session to draft a review and enhancement of process relating to the management of such planning applications, and accountability within

the organisation and that the lawyer handling the investigation be invited to be involved.” Cr David Eden told council that “many of us are familiar with what we refer to as the Cove development. We’re not necessarily talking about the Cove Hotel, we’re talking about a particular application which is live at the moment and is before the tribunal.” “Given the significance of the application there was a lot of interest from local residents and a lot of concern about the particular building heights within the precinct,” he said.

“What we have found in the last month or so is many planning controls may not have been applied as they should have, and there were requests made to investigate this further.” Cr Tamsin Bearsley said “we understand some errors have occurred, so we really need to understand how those errors have occurred, and learn how to prevent that from happening in the future.” “Its important as well that this isn’t seen as a witch hunt, but a learning experience,” she said.

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Man hurt in alleged ‘street race’ EMERGENCY services have been called to extract a man from a car that crashed after being involved in what police believe was a street race. Police say that two cars were travelling alongside each other on Frankston Flinders Road, around 7.45pm 30 October. A black Honda (right) skidded off the road and crashed into a tree, trapping the 20-year-old Frankston South driver inside. The man was extracted by emergency services and taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police allege that both drivers were P platers. The driver of the second car, a black Subaru, was interviewed by police on the scene. The driver of the car which crashed has not yet been spoken to by investigators. Police say they expect to charge a man on summons with engage in a street race and other traffic offences. Somerville highway patrol acting sergeant Anthony Deason said “when I first saw the car I thought this has to be a fatality, and it was a relief to find everyone was alive. When I found out the circumstances I thought, when are these idiots ever going to learn.” Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to come forward to help with the investigation. Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Woman killed A WOMAN has died after being hit by a car in Moorooduc, 31 October. Police believe that several cars had stopped on the side of Peninsula Link at around 9pm after colliding with debris on the road. It is then believed that the woman got out of her car and

Luck pushed: A man who allegedly returned a positive test for cannabis. Picture: Supplied

was hit by another vehicle. The 64-year-old Safety Beach woman died at the scene. A 43-year-old Elsternwick woman, 45-year-old Rosebud man, and 67-year-old Dromana woman from other vehicles were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle stopped and helped police with their inquiries. Police are still establishing the exact circumstances of the incident. The fatality takes the state’s road toll for the year to 231, up from 173 at the same time in 2018. Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Man pushes luck A SEAFORD man has allegedly tested positive for cannabis after being caught driving an unregistered car. Somerville highway patrol members pulled the 36-year-old man over around 7.20pm, 24 October after the automatic number-plate recognition camera detected the car was unregistered and the registered owner had an expired licence. The man denied using illicit drugs recently, and will receive a summons to attend court.

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A SOMERVILLE woman honoured at last week’s Victorian Senior of the Year awards says state governments and large corporations must learn to wean themselves off relying on gambling revenues. Anna Bardsley received the Healthy and Active Living Award from the Governor Linda Dessau for her work in helping others beat their own gambling addictions since winning her own self-destructive battle several years ago. The awards are part of the month-long Victorian Seniors Festival and aim to celebrate older Victorians who support and inspire others through their volunteer work and efforts in their communities. After rising above her own troubles Ms Bardsley has become an advocate for addiction issues as a participant and leader in the Three Sides of the Coin project, as a Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Lived Experience committee member, and as a speaker and trainer at ReSpin Speakers Bureau. “I was a ‘problem gambler’ from the early 1990s and I lost 10 years of my life to the pokies,” she said. “But I don’t like to use that term because when I emerged into recovery I began to understand that the language around gambling made it worse. “It was impossible for me to ask for help because I was the problem.” Her descent into gambling addiction began innocently when she and a group of friends started visiting hotels to play the pokies on nights out. “We’d spend $20 and have a drink and dinner and it seemed harmless and I had no problem walking away,” she said. Family tragedies and a disintegrating marriage led to arguments with her former husband and one cold, wet night she got in her car and sought refuge in a hotel – playing the pokies. “I’d never been in a pub on my own before but, because I’d been there with friends I knew what to do; it was safe for women and it was a way to pass the time.” The pokies machines worked their magic, did what they were designed to do and “took me to another place” and, before long, Ms Bardsley

was hooked. “I began making excuses to go more often,” she said. “I was lying to myself, my family, I lost my self-esteem – it was appalling. I would try to stop and that would last a few days before I was back there. “It has taken years to retrain my brain to want to get out of that dark place. They are years I will never get back.” Ms Bardsley credits counselling and a writing workshop with Arnold Zable in 2013 for giving her an insight into her plight that was not apparent to her before. She put herself back in the place of the gambler she had been and felt the loneliness and the futility. “I realised I was addicted to the machines and knew I had to stop. I wrote a chapter to a book of anthologies the group was writing called: From Ruin to Recovery: gamblers share their stories. My chapter was called Shame.” Shame has gone on to be a dramatised reading at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival as part of the Three Sides of the Coin project and is recognised as a powerful tool for recovery and education. Going full circle, Ms Bardsley accompanied shareholder activist Stephen Mayne and advocate for gambling reform’s Tim Costello to the October 2017 annual meeting of Crown Casino where she fronted former Crown chairman James Packer on the evils of gambling. “He was quite taken aback but handled it well, despite saying: ‘I am really sorry for your sad life’. “He then apologised for being patronising.” She said she spoke out because “tens of thousands of others can’t speak”. “[Gambling] is a shameful thing and I want to hold the industry to account.” Ms Bardley said local government was trying hard to curb the allure of the pokies “because it sees the pain first hand,” she said. Mornington Peninsula Shire has joined the national group Alliance for Gambling Reform. Local government is in a unique position because it doesn’t earn an income from pokies and so can put pressure on the state government to curb them, she said. Ordinary people opposed to the pokies should lobby their local members of parliament to put pressure on the industry, she said. “Incrementally we can get rid of pokies.”


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Fast food fee rises hard to swallow Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au FEE hikes of 70 per cent for annual food registrations are being described as outrageous by a Peninsula Link fast food restaurateur. Barton Smith, who runs two Oporto outlets at the BP service stations on Peninsula Link, Baxter, said Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had demanded $650 for each of his food outlets, up from $388 each last year. “How does the council explain such a large increase?” Mr Smith, who has asked the Ombudsman investigate, said. “This is a rise of 69.71 per cent and must be a mistake or clearly there are grounds for this massive rise. “I have received no explanation or justification as my businesses have not been reassessed and remain Class 2 food outlets. “Inflation is averaging well under two per cent and, if this isn’t an error, then the council’s hefty price increase is outrageous.” “The Reserve Bank is trying to stimulate the economy and yet the shire is trying to strangle us,” he said. “We are a small business employing locals and to increase our fees just because they can, to cover some hole in their revenue, doesn’t pass the pub test. We are being crunched.” Mr Smith said he was prepared to pay a “reasonable increase” of about $400 a store. “This is blatant price gouging and an excessive tax increase on small business. It impacts all food outlets,

Unsavoury: Oporto franchisee Barton Smith is staggered by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council hikes to his registration renewals. Picture: Gary Sissons

coffee shops and cafes. If [the council] was a company it would be fined by the ACCC.” The shire’s environment protection manager John Rankine defended the fee rises.

“The shire undertakes intensive assessments of food businesses in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services’ best practice guidelines for food safety assessments,” he said.

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“This is a requirement under the Food Act and has been in place for many years. [It] ensures the food served to customers is safe to eat. “Increases in the extent of the assessments and the obligations on the shire

have increased the cost of the program [and] this has been reflected in the increases in registration fees.” Mr Rankine said allergen awareness was an example of the increased requirements. “There has been a notable increase in the number of food complaints arising from allergic reactions to food,” he said. The basis of the fee is to provide the service, he said. This includes: assessment of the food premises, awareness and education programs such as the shire’s Best Bites program and allergen awareness, proactive testing of food quality and the investigation of complaints into food quality. “Benchmarking against other municipalities has shown the shire’s fees are on the lower end of the scale in comparison,” Mr Rankine said.

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CONTEMPORARY LIFESTYLE LIVING AT ITS BEST OFFERING a stunning seaside escape to enjoy throughout the seasons, this incredible back beach property is a contemporary masterpiece with a sublime native coastal backdrop. Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully designed to nestle amongst the natural fauna, the home offers a wonderfully unique living experience on a scale rarely seen with expansive light filled living effortlessly flowing to grand outdoor zones and a spectacular in-ground solar heated pool. Upon entry a feature limestone wall makes an eyecatching first impression with a long hallway creating two separate wings. Handsome engineered oak floors take you through to a show stopping main living zone highlighted by a superb recycled red brick open fire place and large panels

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of glass that run from end to end creating a vivid snapshot of the outdoor aspect. The sophisticated central kitchen brings all the elements together with wonderful use of wood and stone combined with feature tiling and a striking window splashback. A range of Smeg appliances include a 900 millimetre oven with gas cook tops, there is a built-in coffee machine and a microwave with a dishwasher incorporated into the lovely island bench. To the west wing are the four bedrooms; each with a distinct style that in equal parts embrace both a rustic and nautical aesthetic. The intriguing master bedroom has oak floors and seamlessly connects with an enormous ensuite showcasing a stone bath and a fully-tiled frameless glass shower which has a rainfall

shower head. An equally spacious and well-appointed main bathroom featuring floor to ceiling tiles, dual vanities and a deep soaker bath caters to the three remaining bedrooms. Externally, the home continues to impress and amaze with the wonderful timber deck poised to soak up the summer sun whilst affording an outlook across the 1105 square metre block. The pool is securely fenced and there is an undercover alfresco for sheltered outdoor dining. From the street, a sealed drive leads to a garage and there is an additional parking bay.n

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ADDRESS: 6 Beryl Place, RYE FOR SALE: Price On Application DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724, Crowders Real Estate, 2375a Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5983 3038

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BITTERN 4 Osbourne Avenue • DECEASED ESTATE AUCTION - MUST BE SOLD ON THE DAY • Over 2 acres on title (1.172 ha fenced (approx) of open bushland, situated at the end of quiet lane on the cusp of Somers, with additional road access to rear. • Titles already consolidated and ready to build (S.T.C.A.) • Fully fenced except for Osborne Avenue frontage. • This land is the final parcel of 9 lots in the street, forming part of a deceased estate, and is the first time offered in over 50 years. Power and telephone available. • AUCTION TO BE HELD AT THE AGENTS OFFICE: 2100 Frankston Flinders Road, Hastings.

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Deceased Estate Auction Saturday 16th November at 11am on-site

410 Robinsons Road (Cnr Warrandyte Rd), Langwarrin South

Renovate - Occupy - Subdivide

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ALL’S WELL WITH THESE TWO ADJOINING SHOPS PERFECT for any investor or owner-occupier, these two adjoining shops, located along Wells Street, in the heart of Frankston’s entertainment precinct, have a combined land area of 405 square metres. Lot 1 faces Wells Street and has a land area of 230 square metres with a currently vacant shop measuring about 258 square metres. The shop has wide frontage and an excellent fitout would be adaptable to most retail ventures; there are also staff amenities, air-conditioning and on-site parking. Lot 3 faces Stiebel Place and has a land area of 175 square metres with a leased shop measuring 105 square metres. The current tenant is on three year lease with a net rental return of $35,560 per year. There are annual rent reviews and a demolition clause is included in the lease.n

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1 & 3, 38 Wells Street, FRANKSTON FOR SALE: Contact Agent For Pricing AGENT: Linda Ellis 0400 480 397, Nichols Crowder, 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535

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Substantial 3-bedroom home with self-contained 1-bedroom unit attached 3.8 HA* capable of 3 Lot Subdivision (STCA)** Open for inspection Wednesday & Saturdays 12–12:30pm or by appointment *approx

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David Olding 0408 358 891 Geoffrey Crowder 0418 531 611 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs 3201

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241 Beach Street, Frankston Friday 22nd November 2019 at 12 noon on site

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Significant land holding of 2354sqm* Combined frontages (Barkly Street & Eastern Ring Road) Approved for multi-level commercial buildings plus self-storage Underlying land zoned Industrial 3 Valuable holding income with an easy to manage self-storage facility Opposite Centro Shopping Centre, Mornington Primary School, The Bays Hospital and a council owned car park.

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Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 3931

Secure tenancy on lease Long trading history 30 + years

Freehold Title in popular group Land area 119sqm*

Returning $28,971 PA Net

Building area 75sqm*

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Sponsored by Frankston Arts Centre

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NOVEMBER Richfield Art Show Thurs 14 - Sun 17 November 11.00am - 4.00pm Thur to Sat. 11.00am - 2,00pm Sun. Richfield Village 317 Wells Rd, Aspendale. Free entry. Showcasing the creative talents of local artists. Morning Coffee Thurs 14 Nov, 10.15am - noon The Hastings-Western Port Historical Society invites you to ‘Morning Coffee’ with Guest Speaker Ian Thomson of the Peninsula Ship Society talking about the “Paddle Steamers of Port Phillip Bay”. Hastings Museum, Cnr. Marine Pde & Skinner St., Hastings. Entrance fee $5, small door prize, lucky dip raffle, refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries to Museum 0490 132 011 or email: hwphs@outlook.com Homeless Forum Sunday 17 Nov, 3pm – 5pm. All Welcome. St Marks Anglican Church. Balnarring Rd, Balnarring Please RSVP for catering purposes,phone Jan: 5989 1159 (Wed, Thurs, Fri 8.30am – 1.30pm) SASI Art Show Thurs 21 Nov. Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre. Celebrate the outstanding art work of people with disabilities. Details Lou Shaw 9773 6044 Seaford Wetlands Fun Run Sun 24 Nov, from 8am. Compete in 2km, 5km and 10km run or join the new virtual run. Start & finish lines at Patterson River Sec College. Further info or register www.wetlandsfunrun.com.au

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Breast Screen Pink Van Mon 25 Nov – Fri 6 Dec Carpark at 81 Young St, Frankston. Appoinments can be made at www.breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50 Trivia Night Sat 23 Nov, 7pm. Mornington Tennis Club. $25 per person. BYO table food. Raffle, door prizes and vote for best Mo. Tickets www.morningtontennis.com.au Southern Sounds Chorus Ladies - want to learn to sing? You’ll make great music and great friends by joining us, as we begin our preparation for singing Christmas carols. No previous experience required. Tues 7pm St Jude’s Primary School hall, Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin. Call Jennyne for details 0438783475 Orwil St Community Centre Events include chair yoga, meditation, belly dance, interior design, Office basics, fitness class, singalong, card making and more. Please call 9783 5073 for more info. Social Twilight Tennis Come along after daylight saving starts and enjoy social tennis every Monday at 6.00pm onwards at Belvedere Park Tennis Club, East Road, Seaford. $5.00 Non members. Enquiries Kerry 0412712328 Annual Car Boot Sale Sat 16 Nov, 8am – 2pm Presented by Seaford Girl Guides. Held at the guide hall, cnr Seaford Rd & Prince Cres, Seaford. There’ll be bric and brac stalls, plants, food & more. Stall holders are needed, please call 97868946

Little Hands Playgroup Lead by dedicated volunteers, children aged 0-5 years and their parent/carer enjoy free play, craft activities, music, singing and story time. Tuesdays during school term, 10am-12pm, Frankston Forest Baptist Church, 43 Monterey Blvd Frankston North. Details: playgroup@frankstonbaptist.com.au or 9013 0483 Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Missing active cricket & looking for some exercise? Join the growing trend of former and current cricketers, now over 60, who are re-establishing their cricketing skills. We play matches every Sunday and mid week so there are plenty of opportunities to have a game of cricket in a wonderful social atmosphere. For more info please call Michael 0407 823619 or Ian 5975168 or email mbou2030@bigpond.net Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5996 3745. National Seniors Australia Frankston branch meets on the last Wed of each month at Francis Xavier Hall, Davey Street, Frankston. We meet at 10 am for a cup of tea or coffee, followed by meeting at 10.30 am. For further info - Marion: 9776 6648. Frankston YCW Cricket Club Players Required Season 19-20 All ages required. 67R Frank St, Frankston. Enquiries to frankstonycw@club.cricketvictoria.com.au or phone 0413 751 923 Seaford SASH Weight Loss Club Ladies only self-help group. Our ladies are welcoming and encourage each other each week in a non-judgemental way. Weigh-in Tuesday mornings from 8am-10am. Meeting closes approximately 10:30am. St Luke’s Church Hall, 64 William Rd, Carrum Downs. Call Chris Francis 0416046953 Frankston North Men’s Forum A forum for food, health and community. First Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm-8:00pm Frankston North Community Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North. Free hot meal, coffee and tea; chat and chew with like-minded chaps Further details contact Bill on 97862710 East Frankston Over 55s Club 200 Beach St Frankston Mon: Melodies 1pm - 3pm Tues: carpet bowls 12pm - 3pm Wed: 9.30am -11am gentle exercise class, craft/chat group 12pm – 3pm. Rummikub 1pm – 3pm Fri: line dancing 10am – 12pm. Sat: carpet bowls 12pm – 3pm. Sun: bingo from 12.45pm and carpet bowls every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month Details Pearl 97660290 or Joy 9789 0498 Frankston Food Swap 2nd Saturday of the month at 1pm Swap your excess vegies, homemade foods or seedlings. Kareela Café, 53 Kareela Rd, Frankston

Frankston CWA Looking for members from the age of 10 for our junior group, meets the first Sat per month from 1-30pm and there is also craft on Wed mornings from 9-30am. Details call Jenny: 041051930 Frankston Ladies Probus Meets every second Thursday of the month at 2 Logan St. Frankston. 10am - noon. We have a guest speaker at each meeting. Throughout the month we have lunches, day trips, chat/coffee mornings, etc. Ring Jo for more info. 0400514212 Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir Every Sunday 7pm. Join our happy and supportive group of choristers singing in both Welsh and English. You don’t need to be Welsh or speak Welsh. We rehearse in the Uniting Church High St Frankston. Call Helen 0424 719 291 for info about joining, email mpwlc@gmail.com or just come along to a rehearsal and you will be warmly welcomed. Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 Frankston Prostate Support Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10am in the King Close Community Hall in Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and their partners are invited to attend the support group for discussion on prostate health issues and some friendly banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon) Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 Sequence (Board Game) Looking for people who may be interested in playing Sequence with a group of people. Happy to teach new players. For details call Alan on 0429 429 296 Dog Lovers Walking Group Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am, also Thursdays at 9:30 am. Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for dogs and owners. At Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475 Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula Inc. 3rd Thursday of every month, 7.00pm – 9.30pm Zonta is a leading global service organisation of professionals, empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Join us at a dinner meeting and see what we do. Email: zontamornington@hotmail.com Dog Park The Langwarrin Community Centre needs support to allow a purpose-built disabled friendly and fenced Dog Park in Langwarrin. Please support this fully funded dog park project by signing a petition at Langwarrin Community Centre or Harcourt’s Langwarrin. Frankston Sunday Market Every Sunday 8am – 1pm Over 100 stalls. 79 – 83 Young St, Frankston

Seaford Farmers Market 3rd Sunday of the month, 8am – 1pm Broughton Reserve, Station St, Seaford Peninsula Activities Group We welcome visitors to join in outings & trips. Meets in High Street Frankston for a cuppa and nibbles, book future activities and hear a speaker of interest. Joana 9775-2304. Are you a Breast Cancer survivor? If so come and join us for a paddle in our Dragon Boat. We offer 3 ‘come and trys’ before joining our club. The 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Patterson Lakes, Carrum For fun, fitness and friendship. Call Marilyn 0433 114 338 or Lyndsay 0425 743 455. Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings JP Locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Frankston weekdays 10am to 3pm. Carrum Downs: Mondays & Thursdays 5pm to 7pm. Ph: 1300365567. Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes at 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melway ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn. au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Volunteers Wanted Enveco Health is an innovative social enterprise aiming to assist those with mental ill-health live independently in the community and to recover in a supportive non-clinical environment. We’re currently seeking volunteers to get involved in this innovative project. If you would like to know more visit www.enveco.org.au, and send us a message. Annual Community Picnic Day Sunday 3 Nov, 12pm. Friends of Coolart are holding the Annual Community Picnic at Coolart. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, kids activities and more in the beautiful grounds of Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, Lord Somers Road, Somers. More info: www.collart.org.au/coming-events Frankston Masters Athletics Club Meets every Thursday 7pm at Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston. Sprints, middle distance and distance events. Come along and join us in a supportive and fun environment. All abilities welcome. Phone Frances 0405 474472 Wanted - Your Book Donations If you are moving or spring cleaning, we would appreciate book donations, in good condition, that you may have. Our Annual Charity Book Fair will be held at Mornington Peninsula Theatre, Wilsons Rd, 4th and 5th January, 2020. Mark these dates on your calendar. Contact Aileen 0413507000 for pick up/ drop off details.

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR The next Community Event calendar will be published 3rd December 2019 Email your free listing to communityevents@mpnews.com.au by 27th November 2019

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Bass & Flinders Distillery celebrates 10th anniversary with limited-edition brandy blend TO mark the 10th anniversary, revered artisanal distillery Bass & Flinders Distillery (B&F) is launching a limited-edition FrenchAustralian brandy blend, in collaboration with renowned French Cognac house, NormandinMercier (N-M). Described as old-world tradition meets new world Australian creativity, ‘Anniversary Cuvée’ will be a specially curated blend of B&F Chardonnay-based brandy with N-M Petite Champagne cognac. The 330-bottle, single-release will be the world’s first French-Australian brandy blend. B&F Managing Director and second-generation Head Distiller, Holly Klintworth, has been working side-by-side with fifth-generation N-M Cellar Master, Edouard Normandin to bring this creation to life. The collaboration came to fruition after Holly connected with Edouard back in 2017 during a research visit to Cognac to explore the Charentaise distillation method (the method of producing grape based eau de vie through double distillation using an alembic pot still and open flame) – a technique which has inspired B&F’s distillation process since its inception in 2009. “As we approached the 10-year mark, I felt we had to do something special to commemorate the milestone, and what better way than with an exciting, limited-edition release like no other, an ‘old-world meets new’ brandy that encapsulates Bass & Flinders’ story and ethos,” Holly said. “I knew with Edouard’s family lineage, recognised as one of the most highly regarded cognac specialists in the region, that he would be the perfect craftsman to assist me executing my idea for this brandy blend, that honours the two worlds and family traditions.” Both distilleries have the same philosophy: nothing artificial, small volume and high qual-

ity - making the collaboration a match made in heaven. Usually, when blending, a distiller will reference from past blends and batches to draw inspiration from, but in this instance, they were working from a blank canvas and an idea. Before the two set to work, they established a few goals: the product would represent both styles equally, would only use natural elements (nothing artificial) and would achieve a full and broad reaching aroma. The creation was an iterative process of trial and error, working predominately with their noses to sort through the various layers and aromas that could meld together for the perfect blend. Holly brought several barrel samples with her to trial in various blends with the N-M cognac, and the pair selected their favourite of the B&F - N-M samples to create the base of the Anniversary Cuvée. “We went through barrel after barrel to nose each and every character and layer until we found some common threads that we felt would marry nicely in the collaborative blend, before settling on 2014 Petite Champagne cognac,” Holly said. Those lucky enough to nab a bottle of the single-release can expect a refined combination of aromatically sweet, expressive Chardonnaybased brandy, with the silky smoothness and floral delicacy of the Petite Champagne cognac on the palette. “It’s not too heavily oaked and will let the B&F brandy character and fruitiness shine through on the nose but has a floral bouquet that adds a unique accent to the blend,” Edouard said. Anniversary Cuvée is retailing for $250 for the 700ml bottles in market and will be available for purchase on the Bass & Flinders Distillery website.

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Save on your Christmas spending by getting crafty AS the Festive Season approaches, the pressure is increasing to spend big and go all out - but what about saving this Christmas by getting a little crafty? At the Peninsula Paper Craft Fair this month in Mornington you will find out that crafting handmade Christmas cards and gifts doesn’t need to be a daunting or time consuming project; with a few simple skills and craft supplies you and the kids can spend some time together to make memories and stunning personalised cards. If money is tight, crafting can start small and grow as you and the kids’ interests and skills develop. You can also rekindle your own childhood passions, rediscover old skills and learn new ones. And for those people that think they “can’t draw” you can still get creative with your little

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ones, using your childhood skills of colouring, cutting and pasting and showing them how to do it. Gifts can be kept simple by baking biscuits or decorating a jar to put lollies into; adding a decorative tag will add a finishing touch. To learn more, come to our paper craft show to see a range of demonstrations to get your Christmas crafting started. Come and play with the craft supplies under the supervision of our talented crafters, buy your craft supplies and take them straight home to get started. The Peninsula Paper Craft Fair has all of this in one place at the Mornington Peninsula Community Theatre in November 2019 - Friday 15 and Saturday 16. See our website for more details www. FromPicturetoPageandBeyond.com.au or Facebook.com/FromPicturetoPage

Rate your hearing at Nepean Hearing Bright new NDIS Equipment Showroom opens 4 Million Australians have a MEDIMART the oneHearing stop hearing loss.isNepean ishire at a fraction of the cost to purchase”. shop for all of your medioffering free hearing tests and Medimart is a DVA concal, disability and aged care rating your Hearing for Your Age tractor and can help veterans equipment and product needs. (for the overwho 40’s). with product and equipment Customers visit the new showroom are pleasantly The number of Australians who needs through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program surprised by impaired the massive are hearing is increasing (RAP). As an NDIS regisrange of products and equipbecause of tered provider of assistive ment, including medical beds and mattresses, lift chairs, –we aretechnology, mobility and core • the Ageing Population supports, Medimart staff are bathroom and kitchen aids, living longer the experts at helping people daily living aids, orthopaedic • excessive Noise - in the workplace get the products and equipfootwear, breast prostheses, level music ment then need through their brasand andhigh wigs, maternity binders, moon boots, CPAP Hearing loss is often described asNDIS plans. Paul Adolphi, Managmachines and masks and the ‘invisible disability’. People ing Director of Medimart, much more. often wait for 5-10 years before they says “Navigating the NDIS the way they can communicate and When it comes to mobility seek help. Hearing has lossitmay beyour own can be very solutions Medimart all. alsoon enjoy their lives. a contributing factor of in all the speedchallenging. Our staff work They are a distributor Nepean of onset of dementia. The degreeclosely of with localHearing occupa-is an independently major scooter brands includowned clinic and the audiologists are lossShoprider, is also correlated to the risk tional of therapists, support ing Merits, Pride, University of Melbourne trained. Alzheimer’s disease. It stock is important co-ordinators and disability Invacare and Drive, and know about your hearing. care workers to ensure our atofull range of transit and For hearing screenings our main customers have a supportive self-propelled wheelchairs, office is located across the road from Many people ignore the signs of local network to help them mobility walkers and walking Hospital hearing loss, which include turning with theirFrankston daily living needs”.at 13 Hastings sticks to help keep you moRoad, Frankston, phone: 9783 7520. the TV or stereo up so loud that The bright new showroom bile while reducing the risk others complain, frequently needing is locatedWe onare thealso southern of falling. located at: toMedimart ask others to have repeatanthemselves side of the Frankston Homealso and not being to hear properly 171 Camms Road, maker Centre across the roadCranbourne, extensive rentalable equipment from Bunnings program. They hireConstant every- ringing on the telephone. phone: Warehouse. 5966 1117, and you have a need Health thing large and small. Medis also another warning sign of Next time Hastings Community to rent or185 purchase medical, imart Showroom hearing loss. Manager, High Street Hastings, mobility phone: or therapy equipIsabelle Szwarcbord says 97837520. As technology advances, “Patients discharged from many ment why not consider Take advantage of the free hearing test people with loss benefit Medimart? hospital oftenhearing need walkers, offered by Nepean Hearing to ensure from hearing aids. These innovations shower chairs or bathroom your hearing is at its optimum. havewhile madeconvalescing, a positive difference in aids we

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Rate your hearing at Nepean Hearing 4 Million Australians have a hearing loss. Nepean Hearing is offering free hearing tests and rating your Hearing for Your Age (for the over 40’s). The number of Australians who are hearing impaired is increasing because of • the Ageing Population –we are living longer • excessive Noise - in the workplace and high level music Hearing loss is often described as the ‘invisible disability’. People often wait for 5-10 years before they seek help. Hearing loss may also be a contributing factor in the speed of onset of dementia. The degree of loss is also correlated to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to know about your hearing. Many people ignore the signs of hearing loss, which include turning the TV or stereo up so loud that others complain, frequently needing to ask others to repeat themselves and not being able to hear properly on the telephone. Constant ringing is also another warning sign of hearing loss. As technology advances, many people with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids. These innovations have made a positive difference in

the way they can communicate and enjoy their lives. Nepean Hearing is an independently owned clinic and the audiologists are University of Melbourne trained. For hearing screenings our main office is located across the road from Frankston Hospital at 13 Hastings Road, Frankston, phone: 9783 7520. We are also located at: 171 Camms Road, Cranbourne, phone: 5966 1117, and Hastings Community Health 185 High Street Hastings, phone: 97837520. Take advantage of the free hearing test offered by Nepean Hearing to ensure your hearing is at its optimum.

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Electrification of the Frankston line in doubt quite the most important seaside line in the State, and its claim to first recognition cannot be justly overlooked. *** THE public meeting held on Wednesday evening to re-organise the Frankston Brass Band proved very successful, an encouraging feature being the large attendance of playing members. The general public was not largely represented, but the assurance was given that the towns people were solidly behind the movement, and Mrs M. R. Deane, who was the only representative of the ladies present, said she was sure that the ladies of the district could be relied on for solid support. Mrs Deane gave evidence of her own sympathy with the object by subscribing £1 1s for which she was accorded a hearty vote of thanks, carried by acclamation. Mr Mark Brody donated 10s 6d and received similar acknowledgment. Mr A. Wilcox was voted to the chair and the following, were present in addition to those already named, Messrs Blaskett, Chittenden, Johns, Clements, Petrie, Aitken, Gummes, L. Prosser, Lunn, C. Taylor, C. Lawrey, A. G. Pollock, C. Willox and W. C. Young. Mr Willox as secretary of the band produced the books and balance sheet showing the financial position 5 years ago, when it was found necessary to discontinue owing to the war. At that time there were 23 playing members, more than half of whom enlisted; the others were either too young or ineligible. The balance sheet at that period

Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE original intention of the authorities was to include the line to Frankston among the first railways to be electrified. That was before the commencement of the war. During the last five years the scheme naturally hung fire, and no one wondered very much, believing that with the cessation of hostilities the long-delayed work would be proceeded with on the plans already formulated. It will come as a rude surprise to many to learn that it is now suggested to hang up the electrification of the Frankston line in favour of what is described as the outer suburban system. The Progress Associations from Mordialloc to Frankston are strongly protesting against this breach of faith, and at Seaford’s last monthly meeting a circular from the combined associations was read setting out the position and asking that delegates be appointed to attend a conference to be held at Caulfield at an early date to discuss the matter. All the shire councils interested will also send delegates. The Seaford association appointed Messrs. Hunter, McCulloch and Moffatt as its representatives. Mr. McCulloch remarked that his company would be a large user of electric power in connection with the working of the sand pits, and it is believed that many other private users could be named. Apart from any advantage the department would gain in this respect, it is to be remembered that Frankston is

showed a debit of £26 11s 0d while the assets included instruments and uniforms valued at £147. This asset was still available with the exception of the big drum £6 and double bass instrument £15 which had bad been sold to meet the liability referred to. A general desire had been expressed in favor of reforming the band but some difficulty had been experienced in arranging for a “bandmaster”. At last they had been fortunate, said Mr Willox, in securing the services of Mr Blaskett, who had recently settled in the district. There were plenty of playing members available and no difficulty should be experienced in making a start. The public had always supported the band freely and he felt sure would do so again. Mr D. Petrie agreed that there seemed no reason why another start should not be made and this view was unanimously adopted. The election of office-bearers resulted as follows: – President – Mr A. Wilcox, Vice-President – Mr Mark Brody, Secretary and Treasurer – Mr C. Willox, Committee – Messrs A. Aitken, W. Clements, D. Petrie, and R. Lunn. Auditors – Messrs C. Dalman and A. Tasker. It was resolved unanimously on the motion of Mr Willox seconded by Mr Aitken that Mr Blaskett be appointed band-master. Members initiation fee was fixed at 2s 6d. It was decided that members meet for practice on Wednesday nights, the first practice to take place on the 12th inst.

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There seems to be a growing disposition on the part of parents to evade the provisions of the Vaccination Act. At the Frankston Court on Monday before Capt S. Sherlock (chairman) and Mr C. W. Grant J’s.P., four defendants entered the plea of guilty to the charge of failing to have their children vaccinated. In each case a fine of £2, in default distress was imposed. *** ON Wednesday afternoon the spectacle of a bolting horse attached to a jinker containing a lady and child caused consternation. The horse had slipped the bit and the woman was helpless. The runaway was dashing wildly past the market place when Constable Diaball threw himself at the horse and brought it to a standstill. His plucky action earned the warm admiration of all who witnessed it and the undying gratitude of the distressed woman (Mrs Ross). Constable Diaball was considerably bruised as the result of his adventure and one of his hands rather severely lacerated. *** WITH the approach of hot weather, snakes are becoming plentiful in the bush around Frankston. During the past few days Mr Hartland, superintendent of the Government Plantation has dispatched upwards of a dozen of the reptiles. A couple he brought into town recently measured 4ft 8in and 4ft respectively. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 7 November 1919

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The secretary was directed to arrange for practice hall and to secure the drill room if possible. The important question of finance was discussed and the committee directed to arrange for the collection of subscriptions. Mr M. Brody was appointed to collect in the town and the services of lady canvassers are to be utilised in gathering in funds. The newly appointed bandmaster, expressed his willingness to help players in every way possible. He would be willing, he said, to instruct a class in the playing of reed instruments the only stipulation being that members should join the band when qualified to do so. *** REV. T. W. Butcher of Elsternwick will conduct the Anniversary Services of the Frankston Methodist Sunday School at 11, 3 & 7 on Sunday next. There will be special singing by the children. On the following Monday at 8pm there will be a public entertainment in the Church. Rev. E. Tonkin will give a Lantern Talk on “Tasmania Past and Present” – touching on the Aboriginal, the Convict System, the Scenery Resources, and general Progress of the Island State, in which he laboured as a minister for 11 years. There will be a short programme and distribution of prizes. The admission will be sixpence only. *** ON Wednesday and Thursday last Inspector Cross visited the Frankston State School and conducted the annual examinations. ***

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By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines is on the verge of the biggest off-field restructure in the club’s history as it closes in on a partnership agreement with the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association. The VMSA is a Fijian community group and hopes to base itself at Monterey Reserve and hold tournaments and functions there on a regular basis. Last week members of the VMSA executive met with Nick Hatzoglou, Football Victoria’s Head of Community Projects and the state federation has given the green light for the partnership to go ahead. “The CEO of Football Victoria (Peter Filopoulos) is aware of our plans and is very happy with what we propose,” VMSA president Victor Kumar said. The VMSA has strong ties with the Fiji Football Association and Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama. Kumar hosted a business event for Bainimarama in 2018 attended by former Pines vice-president Daniel Plaiche and met with the Fijian PM in September this year on his first official visit to Australia. The VMSA is the fourth ethnic community group to become involved with Pines this century following Chilean, Mauritian and Bosnian groups and although these relationships didn’t last Pines president Lee Davies is hopeful of a much more positive outcome. Pines and the VMSA are likely to enter into a binding agreement ratifying the terms of their partnership. “The VMSA has suggested signing a formal agreement that protects both parties from takeover,” Davies said. “I think there is a clause in our constitution that says you have to be a member of the club for a specified period, something like five years, before you can nominate for president and if any VMSA member is a member of our club for five years then they have every right to nominate for president if they wish.” Kumar and Davies favour a 50:50 committee set-up maintaining the president’s casting vote power and Kumar was at pains during a meeting between both parties last Friday to stress the need for a working partnership. “We have no intentions of taking over Frankston Pines but we want this club to become a sister club of the Fiji Football Association and provide a path to professionalism for

Prospective partnership: Frankston Pines president Lee Davies (left) and VMSA president Victor Kumar after Friday’s meeting at Monterey Reserve. Picture supplied.

the most promising young players in Fiji,” Kumar added. Pines coaching staff Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor, Paulo Pinheiro and Linam Wang all have B licences – more than the number of B licenced coaches throughout Fiji – and plans are already underway for them to hold clinics in the South Pacific nation. Davies holds a C licence as a goalkeeping coach. Taylor will coach the VMSA squad that will compete in the 2019 Pacific Cup in New Zealand later this month and he is confident that CJ Hodgson and Cedric Benza (Pines), John Kuol (Bulleen), James Burgess (Springvale White Eagles), Marinos Panayi (Beaumaris) and Darcy Pawlik (Murray United) will be guest players. Taylor also expects Chris Swain to be in the VMSA squad. Swain is a forward or midfielder who joined Langwarrin last year from Queensland club Sunshine Coast Fire. He switched to Altona City then Altona North and was a key player in the latter’s State 4 West title triumph last season. Swain currently is in NSW playing in the fourth staging of the National Indigenous Football Championships. Taylor tried but failed to get Ryan

Paczkowski from Oakleigh Cannons to join the VMSA squad and it seems highly unlikely that Langwarrin duo Jaiden Madafferi and Fraser Maclaren will be available. “They’ve been told by Langwarrin that they are not to participate in any external competition like the All Nations Cup, for example, so I don’t think they will be available for the Pacific Cup,” Taylor said. The VMSA will host a Pacific Cup Presentation Night at Monterey Reserve on Saturday 23 November and has already started selling tickets for the dinner-dance at $20 a head. “We expect around 200 people to attend,” Kumar said. The event is a forerunner of what Pines can expect as the VMSA holds four tournaments throughout the year and various social functions which seem certain to keep the tills at Monterey ticking over. At the tournament in NZ Taylor will get an invaluable opportunity to assess at first-hand the Fijian players playing for his VMSA side and Pines will have first option on signing them for next season. Kumar flies to Fiji today (Tuesday) to arrange visas and itineraries for the players there who will compete in the Pacific Cup. Some of the most promising under-

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age internationals in Fiji have been selected and the pick of the crop could head to Monterey Reserve. One of those players could be 19-year-old Kishan Sami, a defender or midfielder who plays for premier division club Ba and made his full international debut last year. “I’ve seen a few videos of him and he looks very quick with good feet but he’s not the finished product yet,” Taylor said. “However he definitely has the potential to be an NPL player.” The Fijian players hope to follow in the footsteps of striker Esala Masi who played for Pines in 2008 and made 52 appearances for Fiji. There already have been changes to Pines senior squad with news that Cam Bryden and Lewis Potter have joined keeper Alfonso Cardinale in retirement. And doubts persist about the availability of Callum Khiath and Serge Yanez whose 2019 seasons were curtailed due to work commitments. But the Pines-VMSA link is not the only change planned for the local soccer outfit. “As well as our seniors and reserves we’re looking at having an under-16 side next season, over-35s and over50s and we are well down the track of arranging an all abilities program,”

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Davies said. “We’re also in talks with a women’s team.” The all-abilities program already has a major sponsor and Pines will approach local schools this month as it rolls out the program. Both Taylor and Davies are upbeat about the planned changes which they believe could provide the club with a stable financial future. “For the first time in a long, long time I think we are on the brink of having a business model that will make the club self-sustaining and not reliant on people having to put their hands in their pockets,” Taylor said. In NPL2 news Langwarrin last week announced the signings of striker George Howard from Hume City and winger Delarno Pharoe from Box Hill United. Howard, 23, has been on the books of Eastern Lions, Box Hill United, Melbourne Victory, APIA Leichhardt and South Melbourne. “George fits the profile of the type of player we were interested in. Even though he has his career ahead of him he’s been in the system for a while and worked under people I know like Jean Paul (de Marigny),” Langy gaffer Scott Miller said. Pharoe played for Springvale White Eagles in 2018. “I watched Delarno at the back end of last year and stayed in touch,” Miller added. “He’s similar to Jordan Templin in terms of a one-on-one dribbler and he’s quick and intelligent and takes things onboard really quickly.” In State 1 news Liam Baxter won’t be playing with Mornington next season. We reported two weeks ago that Baxter had agreed terms with Mornington and was hopeful of being granted permanent residency early next year. However the Scottish striker has since been offered a visa spot with NPL3 club Box Hill United and has accepted. In State 4 news Seaford United has identified the players it wants to sign for next season and will start approaching them and arranging interviews this week. The club refused to release the names of any targets and confirmed that it has not lost any players from last season’s senior squad. Seaford will not start pre-season training until mid-January.


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