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Caring quilts PatchNChat group members Marcia, Barbara, Carole, Sonya, Nancye, and Wendy with their “Fidget Mats”, which they made for people living with dementia. See story page 4. Picture: Supplied

City centre dog ban under review Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au FRANKSTON’S controversial dog ban is now under review. Dogs are presently banned from Frankston’s central activity area, bordered by Fletcher Road, Davey Street, and Kananook Creek Boulevard. Frankston councillors agreed last week to begin a community consultation process which could lead to dogs

being allowed on-lead in the CAA. Council will also seek feedback on a cat curfew, and an off-lead dog beach. A report is expected to be presented back to council in July. Cr Brad Hill called the issues being reviewed by council “contentious”. “They are also items that come up regularly from our residents and ratepayers, and there are views on each side wanting change. There are people who want dogs out of central Frankston, and there are people who them in,” he

said “We’re constantly asked to re-examine. What the report here asks us to do (...) is that we actually ask the public via a proper consultation process. Rather than listen to the squeaky wheels and often a loud minority, we’ll actually have proper consultation and try to understand the view of the community as a whole.” Cr Sue Baker said “there was a plan to go out to consultation later in the year on these issues, but as a group

of councillors we decided to bring it forward based on a lot of the changes people are living in their lives at the moment because of COVID-19.” The motion approved by councillors read that council would “maximise opportunities for community feedback in May and June 2021. Options on how to provide feedback both online and in writing will be widely communicated as part of the engagement.” The dog ban debate came to a head a year ago when the previous Frankston

Council chose to remove consultation on the issue from its Domestic Animal Management Plan review (“Community denied say on dog ban”, The Times, 17/3/2020). Cr Kris Bolam said “given the public were disenfranchised last year in answering the questions posed before us tonight, I’m more than happy for this to go out to consultation.” “It’s time we bring these historical legacy matters to a head,” Cr Bolam said.

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Mornington Peninsula Birdlife Outings Wednesday 14/04/2021 Mordialloc Wetlands, Waterways Estate. Meet 9am in Observation Court. Access off Springvale Road at traffic lights into Waterways Boulevard, then left at Waterside Drive over the bridge, then left at Observation Court. Melway 93 F4. An easy walk on formed tracks. Sunday 18/04/2021 Balbirooroo Wetlands, Balnarring. Meet 10am in the car park. Enter off Frankston/Flinders Road into Civic Court at the Primary School. Melway 193 D6. An easy walk on flat formed tracks. Australian Plants Sale Saturday 1 May from 10.00 - 3.30pm Seawinds Gardens, Arthurs Seat State Park. A wide range of native and indigenous plants available from local and regional growers. Free entry. Further details Australian Plants Society Mornington Peninsula Ph: 0428 284 974 Gardening Course with Australian Natives Learn all about planting and maintaining native plants. Organised by the Australian Plants Society Mornington Peninsula. Three week course starting Wednesday April 28, 7.00 - 9.30pm, Bentons Square Community Centre. Includes a Saturday garden visit; cost $60. Details 0402 842 494

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Probus - Carrum Downs Want to seek fun, friendship, and fellowship? Come and join Probus Carrum Downs, which meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Marilyn: 0414 826 373 or Annette: 0428 027 925 Dutch Card Club New members wanted. Playing Klaverjassen every Wednesday from 11.30 am - 4pm in the Community Hall - Kings Close, Frankston North. Contact Jan: 97709075 Frankston Hockey Club is a family friendly sporting club for people of all abilities and ages. Juniors, seniors and masters teams available. New players welcome. Training on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Visit frankstonhockeyclub.com to find out more. Peninsula Women’s Hockey Association Dust off your hockey stick & come and join the PWHA (Peninsula Women’s Hockey Association) who play at Monash University grounds at Frankston throughout the year on a Monday night. Friendly, fun but competitive and a mix of skills and ages range from 13 to 70+. A great way to burn off some of those Covid kilos enjoying affordable outdoor exercise! Contact rebekahkh@hotmail.com to express interest or request a chat/more information.

Precision & Leisure Marching Aust Inc. We are a masters aged marching team, based in Frankston, and are looking for interested ladies in the over 30 age group to join us for competitive and leisure marching. Experience is not necessary. For further details contact Jane 0488213212. U3A Frankston Returning to Karingal Place We are returning for limited face to face classes at Karingal Place from 1st February. Enrolments for classes and new members available online from 18th January. Please go to our website u3af.org. au for further information. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Family Drug Support – Frankston Non-religious, open meetings for those impacted by someone’s drug and/or alcohol use. Talk/listen in a non-judgemental, safe environment. Wednesday fortnightly, 6pm at Frankston Hospital, 2 Hastings Rd. Meetings are free. Further details phone Chloe 0448 177 083 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 5995 9783. Royal Naval Association, Port Phillip Bay Branch. We are aligned with the Frankston Naval Memorial Club and meet at 11.30 on the Second Sunday of each month at our premises in Langwarrin South for meals, drinks, raffles, presentations, dancing on occasions and the odd video show. We also welcome associate members from the Army and Air Force from both the UK, Australia and elsewhere both married or single. We publish a monthly newsletter circulated by email or snail mail to all members so why not come and join us for good company and a generally good time. Please contact the Branch Secretary, Mike Murphy on mhhart42@gmail.com or 0449 070842 for further details. South End Spirit Basketball The Peninsulas newest community based basketball club South End Spirit is looking for players of all ages to join us in the Chelsea Basketball Competition. Contact Nicola on enquiries@southendspirit.com.au for more info Try Croquet Est in 1947, The Frankston Croquet Club prides itself on social recreation, healthy activity and friendly competitions. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat. from 9am to 3pm. Equipment supplied, flat soled shoes required. Enquires to Fay 97837340 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 IBS/FODMAP Sensitives Support and Self-Help Association Suffering bloat, pain, foggy-thinking. Chronic foodrelated gut dysfunction. Food sensitivities. Guidance through self-diagnosis of specific food intolerances, resolution, recipes. Face-face forums, individual, small group sessions. No cost. SASHA 0422 918 074 or 0407 095 760 Frankston Food Swap 2nd Saturday of the month at 1pm Swap your excess vegies, homemade foods or seedlings. Kareela Café, 53 Kareela Rd, Frankston

Family History Melb PC Users Group, Mornington, Family History and DNA. We meet at the Mornington Information Centre every 3rd Monday for Family History and every last Wednesday for DNA (research) Q&A, Information, Presentations. www.melbpc.org.au/ sigs/mornington-peninsula-sig/family-history Contact Colin 0417 103 678 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/ 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 Monica Hernandez: 0438 004 058 Peninsula Activities Group Friendship Club meets every third Friday of each month at Uniting Church Hall, High Street, Frankston. Meet at 10.00 for 10.30 start. After meeting stop and have a cup of coffee/tea and a chat. Contact Joana 9775 2304. Southern Sounds Chorus Ladies - want to learn to sing? You’ll make great music and great friends by joining us. No previous experience required. Tues 7pm St Jude’s Primary School hall, Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin. Call Jennyne for details 0438783475 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. 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 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. 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 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

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 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) 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 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. 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 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.

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Indigenous health care boost FIRST Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing has received nearly $2 million to expand its services. The Frankston-based Indigenous healthcare provider’s CEO, Karinda Taylor, said the funding would “ensure that first nations’ people are provided with culturally safe services that meet the health and wellbeing needs of local communities”. The funding was secured through the federal government’s Indigenous

Australians’ Health Programme. It is expected to fund service expansion and minor capital costs until 2023. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said “the City of Frankston is home to one of the fastest growing indigenous populations in Victoria. This funding will allow First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing to continue their crucial work and expand their local services. I’m proud to have lobbied the federal government for this additional funding”.

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FIRST Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing’s Naaz Stojkova and Karinda Taylor with MPs Peta Murphy and Paul Edbrooke. Picture: Supplied

Vinyl store on the foreshore RECORD collectors will find plenty of albums to get their hands on in Frankston this month. The Frankston Foreshore Pop Up Record Fair will take place on 17 April. Event organiser Leif van den Dungen, of Melbourne Record Club, said “I’m really looking forward to being by the water with this one. There’s going to be marquees over about 12 tables and I’ve got some bunting for some colour – it’s going to be an old-school type of fair.” “People talk fondly of the crackle, hiss and pop. You’ve got to interact with a record – getting up to turn it over – and you’re not inclined to skip

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with dementia who may have restless hands. They are small enough to sit on a patient’s knee and give them something soothing to focus on while sitting,” Ms Jones said. The mats feature pockets, beads, laces, and textured fabrics. The PatchNChat group meets regularly at the Langwarrin Community Centre. The centre’s manager, Sam Neeman, says “the PatchNChat members were thrilled to know their work

is making such a difference in people’s lives. It’s an added bonus for the group, who always have fun when they get together.”

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Skye speedster pays the price A SKYE man had his car impounded after being caught allegedly driving at more than double the speed limit, 27 March. Police say they detected the man driving his Jeep Cherokee at 174 kmph in an 80 zone on Princes High-

way in Clayton. The car was caught speeding at around 12.40am. Police pulled the car over and spoke to the driver, a 36-year-old Skye resident. The vehicle was impounded for a month. A police statement read that the

driver “will be charged on summons with speed dangerous, manner dangerous, conduct endangering serious injury and conduct endangering life. He is expected to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at a later date.”

PINES Forest Aquatic Centre will open for an extended period this year. The centre will remain open until 18 April, Monday to Friday from 6am 6.30pm and 8am– 12pm on weekends. Peninsula Leisure CEO Katherine Thom said “Pines Forest is extremely popular and we’ve seen visitation increase throughout the season – initially with lap swimming through to recreational activities as restrictions eased.” “We’ve had fantastic feedback from community members who experienced Pines for the first time and are now loyal visitors who can’t wait to come back again. It’s due to all the positive feedback that we proposed the extension and are thrilled to be able to open longer this season,” she said. “We know our regular lap swimmers will jump at the opportunity to continue using the facility during April and it’s great we can offer more recreational opportunities for families during the school holidays.”

New system for parking permits A NEW online service has launched to help people with disabilities access parking easier. The Accessible Parking Permit scheme standardises permits to better align with the Australian Disability Parking Scheme, aiming to make sure Victorian permits are recognised across the country. Frankston councillor David Asker said “the new system will make the application and assessment process fairer, simpler and consistent across the state.” “It will also reduce the misuse of permits because under the new system, they’re more secure and harder to duplicate,” he said. “Permit holders assessed as having a condition or disability that permanently affects their mobility will no longer have to visit a medical practitioner to renew their permit and some permits will be valid for longer, meaning permit holders don’t need to reapply as often.” For more information visit accessibleparking.vic.gov.au or frankston. vic.gov.au/Our_Community/Disability

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Updated plans for Green Wedge outlined Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON Council has updated its plan for the management of Green Wedge land in the municipality. Council’s Green Wedge management plan was first developed in 2012. Draft changes to the policy will go out for community consultation next week. A statement from Kingston Council outlined changes that have been made since 2012, and considered in the new draft plan. They include the completion of the Dingley Bypass and advanced construction of Mordialloc Freeway, approval of Amendment C143 which rezoned the northern section of land off Kingston and Heatherton Roads from Special Use Zone Schedule 2 to Green Wedge A Zone, council’s masterplan for the Chain of Parks project, and the proposed Purple Pipe recycled water project. Council also says the draft plan features recognition for the approval of Hawthorn Football Club’s “significant planned investment into the Green Wedge by providing for an innovative redevelopment of a former landfill site”. Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said council’s draft plan also reinforced its opposition to plans for stabling yards in Heatherton. “Our Green Wedge management plan was first developed in 2012 with a 20-year action plan, but a lot has happened since then and it was time to update the plan,” Cr Staikos said. “This draft plan responds to all the Green Wedge issues that exist in Kingston today, and will see it protected from uses that don’t fit within our long-held vision for our Green Wedge. “Importantly it also reinforces council’s position that the Suburban Rail Loop Authority’s preferred location of the train stabling yards in Heatherton is unacceptable. Council fully intends to defend the Sandbelt Open Space - Chain of Parks Strategy, and this important core parkland, which has

been earmarked for a women’s regional sporting precinct.” Last month suburban rail loop minister Jacinta Allan said that the Heatherton site was the “best location for the suburban rail loop train stabling, minimising compulsory acquisition of homes, businesses and parkland”. (“Stabling plans spark protest”, The Times, 23/3/21) Kingston Council says it has “completed and planned investments which exceed $22 million from our Green Wedge capital reserve fund to directly deliver the Chain of Parks for south-east Melbourne” since adopting the Green Wedge management plan in 2012. Since 2012 council has opened the 34-hectare Spring Road Reserve in Dingley, purchased land in Clarinda and Dingley Village for the Chain of Parks, completed the 4-hectare Elder Street South Park in Clarinda, and worked with Cleanaway on the redevelopment of the Victory Road landfill to create a 31-hectare park in Clayton South. Council’s ultimate end goal is to complete the Chain of Parks, which will be a series of linked parks created from former landfill sites. The parks will include recreational facilities and open space, and are expected to run from Karkarook Park through to Braeside Park. To read Kingston’s Green Wedge management plan draft and make a submission, visit yourkingstonyoursay.com.au between Tuesday 6 April and Tuesday 4 May. KARKAROOK Park. Picture: Supplied

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COMEDIAN Claire Hooper will host a storytime session at Cruden Park this month. Illustrator Jackie Nguyen will join Ms Hooper for the Party in the Park event at 10.30am on 11 April. More authors are also set to take part in a bumper schedule of events organised by Frankston Libraries next month. Carrum Downs library will host Lindsey Kennedy at 7pm on 22 April. Ms Kennedy wrote a book after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be speaking to library members and conducting a book signing. Author Liz Hicklin will discuss her book Limerence at Frankston Library, 12.30pm on 27 April. Limerence is based on a true story and is described as “an exploration of location, love, loss, and longing all intertwined in the incredible true account of Frenchman Hubert’s lifelong obsession with ‘English Rose’ Audrey, a girl he met and romanced briefly at London’s 1948 Olympic Games.” Online Zoom talks with authors Pip Drysdale and Averil Kenny are also scheduled for April. For more information and to book a spot at any of the library’s events, visit library.frankston.vic.gov.au/whatson

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Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is about to tackle waste and rubbish on several fronts. It has adopted a carrot and stick approach to recycling, with fines for recycled waste being “contaminated” and offering the chance to win a $100 voucher to households “doing the right thing”. Smoking is also being banned in some reserves and on popular foreshores and beaches, although no penalties will be imposed on anyone defying warning signs. Recycling bins will be randomly checked for non-recyclable materials, with households doing the right thing going into a monthly draw for a $100 voucher. Households with contaminated bins will be given a list of items that cannot be recycled and, if are serial offenders, face fines of up to $330. “If contamination continues, we will call, visit or send a letter to provide some helpful tips,” a statement issued by the shire said. “Significantly contaminated bins will not be emptied to prevent contaminating the truck load. “Continued significant contamination will result in a fine and suspension of the recycling or green waste service.” The mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said contaminated bins cost the shire and ratepayers about $600,000 a year. The shire says its waste contamination policy follows a survey over summer to find out what could be done to encourage people to take recycling seriously.

“Unfortunately, contamination continues to be a major issue here on the peninsula,” a shire statement said. “If we don’t get our recycling right, we will end up contaminating the bin or truck, making our recyclables go to landfill instead of ... Mornington Peninsula’s sorting facility. The seven most misplaced items in household recycling bins are bagged recyclables; household rubbish; food waste; garden waste; soft, “scrunchable plastics”; textiles; and polystyrene. Details of the waste policy are at mornpen. vic.gov.au/wastepolicy and what can go into recycling bins at mornpen.vic.gov.au/wasteguide. The decision to ban smoking was made in mid-2020 and ignored an officer’s recommendation for it to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Councillors voted against designating nosmoking areas, telling CEO John Baker to “ensure that the smoke-free policy is implemented as soon as practical. “The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on resourcing availability, ability to engage stakeholders and implementation activities, further strengthens the argument for a prioritised and staged approach to implementation,” community safety coordinator Talana Cook stated in a report to the Tuesday 11 August council meeting. Stage two of the smoking ban involves beaches (initially Mornington, Rye and Dromana), foreshore camping areas, sports and bushland reserves, community centres, senior citizen centres, beach boxes (in smoke free areas), golf courses, cemeteries and parks.

AUSTRALIA’S COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY TLC Primary Care now has appointments available for people aged over 70 and those who qualify for phase 1B of the national COVID-19 vaccination program. Contact TLC Primary Care – Frankston North to book your appointment.

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equipment. The modern fleet consists of conventional sedans, wheelchair accessible vehicles (WATS) capable of carrying up to 10 passengers, as well as SUVs with extra luggage capacity. Frankston Taxis’ Drivers and Operators take great pride in consistently providing professional services to their clients. The team at Frankston Taxis are proud to service and be part of the Peninsula community for many years to come.

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Community focus to independent living AT Greenways Village we provide a choice of accommodation to give you an independent lifestyle in a convenient location at an affordable and predictable cost; a community within a community served by loyal and caring staff. Greenways was one of the first villages to be accredited by the Retirement Village Association of Australia, the village meets the prescribed standards in respect of accommodation, village facilities, support and services and most importantly management practices. With the passage of time our housing and lifestyle requirements change – the children leave home and increasingly go interstate or overseas in search of careers; we need less space; a partner may have died; what was once an enjoyable weekend pastime like maintaining the garden, doing some painting around the house or even cleaning the gutters has become a source of stress rather than pleasure; rising home ownership bills such as rates and utilities, concerns over security if we go away and fixed or reducing income change our priorities and make us reassess our needs. For many hundreds of residents, over the last 45 years, Greenways Village has provided a welcome solution and a new lease on life. We do hope we can do the same for you. We encourage all prospective residents to visit other villages. Read their information and understand their particular legal and financial arrangements and, if possible, talk to existing residents about their experiences of village life. That is what we want you to do at Greenways Village – it is a big decision and not one that should be rushed. Greenways enjoys a very strong sense of community and pride in its long history and the lifestyle that has been sustained at the village.

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Rockport - World Class Shoes WE'RE often told to "think on our feet," but rarely "about them." It is only when we develop foot problems whether it is bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, heel spurs or just sore feet that we recognise how important they are. Bayside Shoes has been working in the “foot solutions “ business for over 30 years with specialist shoe manufacturers and orthopaedic professionals to ensure that we can find a solution for most foot problems. It is our great pleasure to announce that we are now offering the Rockport range of high quality, orthotic friendly shoes together with our personalised shoe fitting service. What impressed us with Rockport is that they scrutinize every line and nuance of their shoes, from first sketch to final product to continuously strive for total quality in foot comfort, shoe durability while looking stylishly good. The popular World Tour Classic is the ideal shoe for the traveller. The World Tour is packed with features including a walking platform construction providing support in the heel and forefoot as well as a padded tongue, slip resistant sole and full grain leather upper, World Tour is light weight travel walker that is

light on your feet and in your luggage. The new Edge Hill Mens range has that rugged outdoor leather look for bush walking or just general casual wear built to the exacting Rockport standards for comfort and fit with half sizes from 7 to 13. The Trust Ride Prowalker shoe is a comfortable premium leather, ladies walking shoe designed to have a more flexible forefoot with a mesh lining on the interior that lets your feet breath. The lightweight EVA outsole gives excellent walking grip and stability. This is a great casual shoe that offers comfort with walking pleasure and is available in eyecatching Merlot red, Admiral blue or traditional black colours. Bayside Shoes also offers an extensive range of work & formal LARGE size shoes for women (11/42 – 15/46) and men (12 / 45 to 17/51) Bayside Shoes is located at 103 Railway Parade, Seaford on the corner of Clovelly Parade and has both free and disability parking near its entrance with wheel chair ramp access to the store. View the Bayside Shoes range on its website baysideshoewarehouse.com.au or phone 03 9785 1887 if you have an enquiry.

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Affordable legal advice DENISE Dwyer Lawyers is a well-respected, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula based legal practice and are a major provider of legal services in the Frankston area and surrounding suburbs and have been for many years. They are proud of their reputation for being a genuinely caring group of lawyers. They have an extensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Family Law and are committed to providing professional, timely and affordable legal advice and service.

They also provide advice and prepare Wills and Powers of Attorney (Financial) at a very affordable fixed rate. Plus, they commonly practice in the areas of Probate (Deceased Estates), Will or Estate Disputes. The team are passionate about the work that they do and are committed to achieving practical and effective outcomes for all their clients. Denise Dwyer Lawyers are located at 379 Nepean Hwy, Frankston or phone 9781 4612.

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Rate your hearing at Nepean Hearing FOUR 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

Pictured: The team at Nepean Hearing. 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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Traveling the extra mile to give you a perfect smile! THE idea behind DenturePoint is simple: to create a private boutique denture clinic where new smiles are designed exactly the way you want them and without any unnecessary stress. This is to suit the lifestyle of our beautiful Mornington Peninsula: stress free and as relaxing as possible. Maggie Murch practices in Mornington and works very close with Dr Albery and Dr Finti. She also sees patients at Dr Bhawna’s clinic in Lyndhurst. ‘I am very passionate about what I do and my love for creating smiles started when I was 16 years old. I am still as excited about my job today as when I first started, and I always ensure I keep up with all the newest technology and methods. I recently travelled to Japan to learn more about suction of lower dentures. It was extremely educational, and I had a great pleasure to meet Dr Abe - the creator of mandibular suction – and his team.’ Maggie had been originally trained as a dental technician in a world renowned Eastman Dental Hospital in London. She then accomplished a Higher Diploma at the University of Cardiff in Wales. She got employed by Goulburn Valley Hospital in Shepparton and later worked at prestigious dental clinic in Glen Iris together with Dr Dickinson, Dr Pearson and Dr Homewood. She also carries a Master’s Degree of Dental Technology in Prosthetics from the Griffith University in Gold Coast. With almost 30 years of experience she is able to offer a superior denture care and with an extra Hypnotherapy Diploma she can put the most anxious patients at ease. ‘I specialise in making dentures and that doesn’t involve any pain but most of my patients tell me how nervous they are to step into a dental clinic. My hypnotherapy and distraction techniques have not disappointed me, as yet. I completed a Diploma course of

Dental Prosthetist, Maggie Murch. Photo supplied

Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy as a hobby project and would never think it could be so useful in my job. The techniques work particularly well with people who clench and grind their teeth’. Maggie also offers 24/7 emergency denture repairs most of which are done within two hours’ time. “This is the beauty of being a dental

technician and a dental prosthetist in one.’ says Maggie – ‘ I can see a patient in the clinic with a broken denture and fix it in the lab the very same day’. ‘At DenturePoint, I offer longer appointments which gives me a better insight into my patients’ denture related needs and expectations. I like to think they get a real VIP treatment when they come to see me.’

And for all of those who are unable to see her in the clinic in Mornington she offers a mobile service. ‘My job gives me a great sense of satisfaction and I am always ready to travel an extra mile to create a perfect smile!” - says Maggie. To make an appointment call Maggie on 0400919513 or visit www.denturepoint.com. au for further information.

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Helping to maintain an independent life WESTERNPORT Mobility have long specialised in the sale and repair of mobility scooters and home mobility products, and have now introduced a whole new range of living aids. Proof that a good business is constantly growing and keeping with the times, Westernport Mobility have expanded into health care products in the home. Owner Ray Percival says it’s part of providing a wider service to the community.“We now have lift chairs which are ideal for when people have had operations like hip replacements. They might need a lift chair temporarily after surgery, or they might need one full time in their home,” says Ray. “At Westernport Mobility, you can either hire or buy depending on your needs.” Another part of the new range is products to help those with rheumatism.“We have jar and bottle openers, and other home aids like special cutlery for those with arthritis, that help people maintain an independent life,” says Ray. At Westernport Mobility, it’s all about supplying products that make it easier for everyday living. You can buy or hire most products, including mobility scooters, beds, lift chairs, walking aids, and living aids. “Since opening the new store in Hastings we have been able to expand and improve our range for the community,” says Ray. Westernport Mobility has qualified service technicians to provide clients with prompt and expert repairs and service. With its number one commitment to customer service, Westernport Mobility offer home demonstrations of products as well.

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The wheels on the bus are going round Welcome To Carrum Downs Retirement Village CARRUM Downs residents have their own home with the added security of a gated estate and long-term aged care support services and nursing home The Community Centre is the social heart of the village that includes functions and entertaining zones, bar, library, billiards, indoor bowls and movie events. Low weekly fees. The on-site manager, who also runs the Nursing Home, and the village bus service ensure residents make the most of their centralised location with easy connections to Melbourne’s CBD and the Mornington Peninsula. The 2 or 3 bedroom villas are thoughtfully designed for low maintenance and open plan living, immersed in natural light, wider hallways and easy storage. Living zones open to a private courtyard and directly access an individual garage with remote control entry.

Villas are fitted with 24hour emergency call systems for immediate medical assistance if required. As one of the Ageing in Place destinations in Victoria, Carrum Downs’ 92 independent villas are supported by an on-site nursing home as part of a total care complex. The address backs on to the Banyan Reserve wetlands, walk tracks and playgrounds and is just 3 doors away from the local shopping village. Surrounded by golf courses, shopping centres and seaside living, residents are connected to an exceptional lifestyle at home and within the precinct. The Village is located at 1133 FrankstonDandenong Road, Carrum Downs Phone 9822 9505/0439 385 390 www.ageinginplaceretirementvillage.com.au

HOW fantastic it is to be back on the road again, seeing some well-known faces return and many new ones as well!! After a rocky beginning to the year, with snap border closures, lockdowns, and extreme weather conditions we are thrilled to have delivered some day trips and multi day trips around Victoria. French Island, Kerrisdale Mountain Railway, Blue Lotus Watergardens, Rayners Orchid and a 5-day getaway to Bendigo were great destinations to visit and it was lovely to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they were once again able to enjoy each other's company, some fresh air and a lovely time being out and about and loving life. April and May look to be busy months for us with holidays planned to Bright, Daylesford, Benalla & the NE Silo Art Trail and Warrnambool & the Great Ocean Road. We’ll also visit Marysville, the Funky Farm in Hastings, Tooradin and Ripponlea for the Miss Fisher Crypt of Tears exhibition on day trips.

It's great to see that the theatre is again opening with our first trip being to a matinee of the acclaimed Moulin Rouge in October We are currently working on some fab little trips for the winter months to Albury/Wodonga, Echuca, Mildura & Swan Hill and Sovereign Hill. With the roll out of the vaccine, we plan to begin our interstate holidays again in Spring with our Bushfire Recovery Tour, Perth & Margaret River, The NSW North Coast & Jacaranda Festival and our King Island Trip. Our phones have been running hot with calls from various groups to plan and organise day trips for their members. Probus Clubs, Retirement Villages and Social clubs have been in touch and it's our pleasure to create a lovely day out for them. We invite you to contact us on 1300 274 880 or email info@daytripper.com.au and join us for some time away from your everyday life.

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Kerrisdale Mountain Railway incl: Mountain Railway Train ride, Museum tour, BBQ lunch.

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Bright in Autumn

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Daylesford

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Silo Art Trail N.E. VIC

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Albury/ Wodonga

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Price TBA

Echuca

12 - 16 July

Price TBA

Mildura & Swan Hill

22 - 28 August

Price TBA

Berwick

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Call for an appointment 03 9822 9505 / 0439 385 390 www.ageinginplaceretirement.com.au

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition incl: Entry to exhibition. Lunch at Caulfield RSL at own expense.

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Thursday 30 September 8pm Tickets: $27-$60 A delightfully amusing and poignant play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness and the perfect foxtrot! Book at thefac.com.au or call 03 97841060

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Clarenvale - a Hidden Gem

TUCKED away in a quiet suburban street, in the heart of Chelsea, is a boutique, quiet, safe and secure retirement village - Clarenvale. Serving the over 55’s for over 19 years, Clarenvale Village gives a true sense of community from the moment you are greeted by its residents. They are every bit involved and keep active with the many social functions and events that their own committee organises. Upon stepping foot into the newly renovated Clarenvale community centre, it immediately becomes clear that this is no ordinary village. With the addition of some great amenities such as a commercial grade kitchen ideal for large residents functions and parties, large outdoor decking with plenty of seating arrangements, heated alfresco area and even a fully equipped surround sound movie theatre, the residents are spoilt for choice. In the communal outdoor spaces, you cannot help but appreciate the well-established gardens, landscaped and maintained to the standard which is not a common site among other villages that compare. From the manicured small cottage front garden beds, to the mature, perfectly pruned trees, everything seems balanced and tranquil. There’s even a community veggie garden and cleverly placed fruit trees around areas that utilise the under

used garden spaces. Heading into Clarenvale’s available units, they all feature open plan functional layouts, two bedrooms for family or friends to stay over or simply be used as study/storage room and most units have single car garage for safe secure parking and that extra bit of storage. With modern quality fixtures and fittings and neutral decor you feel right at home. Step outside the village grounds and you will find every amenity at your doorstep. Only 32km south of the CBD, Chelsea shops, public transport, parks, churches and an abundance of sporting clubs are all within easy reach. Local chemists and major shopping centres even offer home delivery services. For entertainment and leisure, moments away are local cafes, restaurants and beaches and if golf inspires you, Clarenvale is centrally located on the sand belt with several golf courses just a short drive away. If you are in the market and considering making that step into retirement living, after a new lifestyle, want to downsize, have very little maintenance worries and pay low service fees, then it is well worth visiting Clarenvale Village and seeing the wonderful community they have created. They can be contacted on 03 9772 4080 or found online at www.clarenvalevillage.com.au

Age on Stage: How trips to the theatre improve wellbeing WHEN Gordon Dunlop retired and settled into his new life on the peninsula, he became a member of the Frankston Arts Centre to stay connected to the arts. “I became a member because there’s stimulating and affordable programming, which also meant I do not have to travel into the city as much for good theatre.” As people live longer, we are often looking for ways to enrich our lives with quality and enjoyment. Although minimal studies have formally evaluated the benefits of theatre on mature minds, the anecdotal evidence agrees with Gordon’s experience in that seeing live performance can have a positive impact mentally and socially. Usually attending alone, Gordon often “strikes up chats with strangers about the performances we are seeing”. “I do consider my FAC membership as an important component of my cultural life now and a potential way into some social engagement in my new life.” When asked what he enjoys most about live performance, Gordon enthuses “It has a physical intensity, spontaneity and intimacy that cannot be matched in cinematic, televisual or online performance… there is a shared communal experience.” Participation in the arts and experiencing live performance is known to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing for all ages, decreasing anxiety and loneliness, increasing your sense of value and purpose and other emotional and imagination benefits. Frankston Arts Centre members, Colin and Myrtle Hughes, explain how this experience affects them, “Live theatre is just priceless in its embrace, as the experience will often touch you deeply and that then is enhanced by sharing it with those around you. “We typically just go together but know that we’ll meet many friends there that we see every time, including the staff.” When asked to name their favourite show seen at the Frankston Arts Centre, Colin and Myrtle are hard-pressed to choose one. “Top of the bill would be the Sydney Dance Theatre with their exquisite heart-wrenching performances, but alongside

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them are the fantastic performances by our local musical theatre group, the Peninsula Light Opera Society, whose musicals are as good as those we see in the city or overseas. “But a significant part of the joy of the FAC is the constant variety - the opportunity to have the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, international opera and ballet companies, Australian playwrights, musicians, singers, dancers, comedians and choirs all 15 minutes from your door in an almost unattainable cascade of entertainment!” For Gordon, his favourite performance was a surprise to him as he isn’t “normally a big dance fan - but this show was a bravura, virtuoso performance embracing a century of dance styles and history. “100 Year History of Dance in 60 minutes was informative, funny and reverential. Joseph’s characterization was endearing and the dancing in a range of styles was extraordinary. He finished with whole audience participation and had an incredible rapport with the audience and an ability not only to hold, but to rivet, their attention.” You can join the Frankston Arts Centre as a Member at any time of year for the low cost of $40 for an Individual or $80 for a Joint Membership. Benefits include discounted tickets, invitations to the annual Season launch event, priority bar service, deferred payment for tickets and pre-sale opportunities. For more information, visit thefac.com.au.

Pictured right: Daytime Music + Theatre favourites, Rachel Beck and Rhonda Burchmore, performing in the FAC Theatre. photo supplied


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Stable home for mistreated horses HORSES that have been mistreated have a new home at Pearcedale. The purpose-built stables opened last week at the RSPCA’s Peninsula Animal Care Centre will be used for vulnerable horses in need of care, rehabilitation, and rehoming. Since July 2014, more than 420 horses and donkeys have been cared for by the RSPCA after being reported to its inspectorate. Paid for by the state government, the Pearcedale stables are equipped to enable more effective treatment and rehabilitation of seized horses. The stables can accommodate animals with a range of health concerns and needing shelter and rest during treatment. RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker said the stables marked a new phase of care at the Pearcedale shelter. “Horse welfare is of particular concern in Victoria. In 2019 – 2020, RSPCA Victoria’s inspectorate received more than 6700 cruelty reports involving horses and is currently monitoring more than 900 horses in the community which are, or may become, vulnerable,” Dr Walker said. Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas said the government was “building a state that fosters the caring and respectful treatment of animals”. Dr Walker said the design of the stables was “underpinned by an understanding that some of the animals that come into our care are from poor welfare backgrounds or may never have spent time in a stable or

THE RSPCA has new, modern stables at Pearcedale for horses that come under its care. Picture: Supplied confined space”. Low maintenance, the stables had “simple and safe access for cleaning and ease of purpose. “The design elevates the use of natural light and air flow and includes dedicated water tanks, has energy effi-

cient lighting, security and the ability to stage CCTV,” Dr Walker said. There are five indoor stalls with sand day-yards, revolving feed bins, sliding stable doors and rubber flooring. A wall can be moved to create more space and there is room for a

mare and foal along with a crush to help with horses needing veterinary treatment. The stables are completed with a tack and a feed room with room for scales and a hot wash bay with nonslip flooring. Keith Platt

Register pets OWNERS of cats and dogs on the Mornington Peninsula must renew pet registrations by Saturday 10 April. All cats and dogs over the age of three months must also be microchipped. Services for pets provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire financed from the registration fees include: off-leash dog areas (mornpen.vic.gov.au/leashfree); the Community Animal Shelter and Pound which cares for lost pets and finds new homes for unclaimed cats and dogs (mornpen. vic.gov.au/lostpets); and rangers who respond to dog attacks and nuisance complaints. Cats must be de-sexed to be registered within the shire unless the cat and owner are a member of the Feline Control Council. It costs $50 a year to register a de-sexed dog or cat and discounts apply for pension card holders. The fine for owning an unregistered dog or cat is $330. The shire is offering free first year registration for eligible residents whose pets are microchipped and registered within eight weeks of taking ownership or moving into the municipality. Animals adopted from the animal shelter will also be registered for free. To change an animal’s microchip details go to car.com.au. Pet registration fees can be paid online, over the phone and in person. Details: mornpen.vic.gov. au/petregistration to learn more about the different ways to pay your registration.

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First ‘aerial delivery’ of bread in Australia Compiled by Cameron McCullough RESIDENTS and holiday makers at Cowes, Phillip Island, were awakened on Good Friday morning by the droning of an aeroplane, and a favored few received “hot x buns” from the clouds. Mr H. McColl, baker, and storekeeper, of Cowes, realising his inability to supply the needs of the large parties of campers on the isle, arranged with Messrs Borer & Co, the Port Melbourne bread manufacturers, to supply him with 100 large loaves, and a bag of buns by aerial delivery. Pilot Graham Carey, accompanied by Mr H. Stranaghan, left the Port Melbourne aerodrome on Thursday afternoon with their novel cargo, travelling by way of Westernport. The airmen had a rough and bumpy flight, and in the vicinity of Mount Eliza it was a case of “What-oh, Eliza!”. Darkness setting in, and being unacquainted with the landing place at Cowes, they stayed at the Flinders Naval Base, Crib Point, for the night. Resuming their flight next morning the aviator flew across Westernport to Cowes in 10 minutes – the actual time for the entire trip from Port Melbourne being 35 minutes. A landing was effected about 7 a.m. on Mrs H. Vaughan’s property, and the first aerial bread delivery in Australia was thus accomplished. Mrs Vaughan secured the first loaf. Mr Carey remained at Cowes for the holidays, and gave exhibition stunts and also made a number of passenger flights. *** Information was received in

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Frankston on Monday night from Perth that the famous aviator, Lieutenant McIntosh, and his friend, Mr Joy, had been killed at Pithara, 300 miles from Perth, whilst a passenger was badly injured. Lieut McIntosh accompanied Lieut Ray Parer, R. F. C., on his flight from England and was fairly well known at Frankston, where he and Lieut Parer were publicly welcomed on their return to Australia. Lieut McIntosh, who was of Scottish descent, enlisted in the A.I.F. and after a period of service abroad, elected to accompany Lieut Parer on his aeroplane flight to Australia last year. They left Hounslow on January 8th, 1920, long after Sir Ross Smith had successfully completed his flight to Australia. After an eventful flight, the aviators reached Port Darwin in August 2nd. But owing to an enforced landing, their machine was smashed at Culcairn, and they had to complete the journey in a Defence Department machine. Lieut McIntosh some months ago successfully made an overland motorcycle trip, with a passenger, to Western Australia. Lieut McIntosh’s tragic death naturally came as a great shock to Lieut Parer, and will be universally regretted by residents of the Frankston district. *** AN old farmer was leading an old horse down the Somerville road when a motor car came along. The old “neddy” stopped dead for the moment, and then began to “play up”. The motorist halted his car to give

the farmer a chance to get the horse past the car. The old horse was at last reluctantly urged to go by. “Your horse seems a bit frightened of cars, doesn’t he?” remarked the driver. “Yes”, replied the farmer, “he is that, but he were just the same when the railway trains first come in.” Presumably that horse would be correctly described as “aged”! *** SOME weeks ago Mr. F. L. Edmunds, with a friend, made a voyage round Port Phillip in a canoe. Starting from the Yarra, the voyage was completed in 10 days. The first stage ended at Black Rock, the second at Davey’s Bay. “Past the Mentone foreshore to the famous Frankston Hill,” says Mr. Edmunds. “the bay was like leadcoloured oil.” They camped in a cave at Davey’s Bay, where they “ glided slowly over weed covered places pitted with fairy pools,” and then paddled on past Fisherman’s Point, Marina Cove, across Balcombe Bay to Dromana, Sorrento, Rosebud, and Rye, thence to Queenscliff and home. The residents of Rosebud gave them a hearty welcome and banded together to heartily recognise “ the voyage of the Cachalot” – not Frank Bullen’s famous “Cachalot”, but Frank Edmunds! *** THE drawing for the Alfred Hospital raffles, advertised in “ The Standard” for some time has resulted as follows: Motor Car, 57917; Kitchen, 13279; Bond, 2755; Jardinere, 795; Ham, 1st

3098; Sugar, 2nd 307; Tea, 3rd 3866; Cigarette Case, 706; Adornment,1923; Linen, 4445; Mercery, 392; Pendant, 2788; Cruet 382; Doll, 14967; Hall Stand, 1627; Clock, 529; Statuette, 464; Suit Case, 2702; Oil Painting, 103. Prizes not claimed within three months will be sold and proceeds devoted to Alfred Hospital Fund. *** MR. Lionel Ings had a lucky escape from a serious accident just before the holidays. Whilst cycling down Oliver’s Hill the bar of the bike snapped, and he was thrown heavily. Apart from a severe shaking, he, however, escaped serious hurt. *** A CORRESPONDENT states that he was very much impressed with a pumpkin patch at Mr. W. Tabb’s place. He states that Mr. Tabb has 90 pumpkins on eight vines, many going to 40 lbs. in weight. “The Standard’s” informant says he purchased three pumpkins and they weighed 93 lbs. in the aggregate. This is a testimony to the richness of the soil hereabouts, though we believe, in this case, inoculation was carried out. *** THE annual tournament of the Flinders Golf Club was played during the holidays, and proved a wonderful attraction to visitors. There was the astounding entry of 740 for the various events, including 116 for the Men’s Handicap, and some of the leading players of the State took part.

The club’s flag was flying half mast as a tribute to the late Mr. Clifford Welsh, who was killed whilst motoring to Flinders to compete. *** ARRANGED by the Mornington Progress Association and the Brighton Yacht Club, the first regatta for 20 years was held at Mornington at Easter time. The pier and the cliffs were crowded with spectators, and some well-known yachts competed, including The Rip and Lord Forster’s Yeulba; which was second to Eun-na-marra in the Nine Metre event. Amongst the principal yachts competing were the Independence, Ardale (winner of the Restricted event), The Rip, The Idler, The Joker, Worane, and the Windarra. The event is now likely to become an annual fixture. *** DURING this month we have had the representative of one of Brisbane’s most foremost fruit merchants in our district, Mr. Livingstone. This firm is well known throughout Queensland, and until this last two years have not handled any of our apples nor pears. They are whole-hearted in their desire to give the growers in the district the very best services possible in Queensland. Mr. Livingstone informs us that Queensland apples this season have been ruined by the demon fruit-fly. An advt. appears in to day’s issue. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 1 April 1921


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The Unbearable Lightness of Jorts By Stuart McCullough LET’S be honest: some things simply were never meant to be. What may have been intended as a glorious combination ends up an abomination, spurned by all. By trying to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing at all. Whoever thought of combining Vegemite and ice cream should be immediately deported, even if they were born here. The decision to merge Australian Rules Football with tiddlywinks to create ‘AFL X’ is best forgotten. But the decision to merge jeans and shorts into one unholy piece of casual apparel is simply unforgivable. Like ‘Labradoodle’, ‘Liger’ and ‘Turducken’, the term ‘jorts’ is really just a sum of its inglorious parts. For those lucky people who are unfamiliar with them; jeans and shorts, mixed together, equal ‘jorts’. While some may regard this as innovative, it’s my view that nature intended some things to be separate. You are either wearing jeans or you are wearing shorts. You cannot do both at once. You must pick a side and stick with it. Without a word of warning, jorts seem to be making a comeback. Granted, for some they probably never went away. But I had noted a distinct decline which I had wrongly assumed was a broader social compact that we – as a nation – were moving on from jorts. Clearly, I was misinformed. For now they appear to have returned, stronger than ever. Perhaps it happened during lockdown – people gave up hope and, thus, determined that with nothing left to lose,

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they may as well wear jorts. My message to this people is simple – don’t give up hope. And while you’re busy not giving up hope, put some slacks on. I’m sure some of you regard this as something of an over-reaction on my part. You couldn’t be more wrong. Quite simply, there are some things

that should never be combined. You wouldn’t mix vodka and cornflakes. Or, if you would, you clearly have bigger problems; but it’s fair to say that mixing vodka and breakfast cereal generally is a very bad idea. You see my point. Truth is, I have good reason to be sensitive on the subject of jorts.

That’s because I once owned a pair. Worse still, I made my own. As a kid, I had a pair of jeans that were worn through at the knees. This was a common thing when I was growing up. There’s a glorious time in your life when all your long pants have holes in the knees, because you both frequently fall over and get back up again. As a kid, falling over is an everyday occurrence and, frankly, no biggie. At some indeterminate point, falling over is a huge deal and to be avoided at all costs. I had obviously fallen over in these particular jeans many, many times. It’s not that I thought jorts were a good idea. It’s that I wanted to get away from wearing what my classmates referred to as ‘budgie smugglers’ during swimming. Everyone else had moved on to board shorts. Except for me. To say that I felt exposed is true both emotionally and physically. My pleas to upgrade to board shorts fell, if not on deaf ears, then ears that were either deliberately turned off or preoccupied with Dr. Hook or Nana Mouskouri to listen. I had to take both matters and a pair of scissors into my own hands. I guess as a subspecies, you’d describe the end product as ‘cutoffs’ – a distinct branch of the broader jort family. My efforts were, at best, imprecise. Tragically, I’d cut too high; meaning that when I wore them, the pockets hung below the shorts. But as ugly as they were, I was able to wear them swimming and achieve a level of coverage that, for me, had been hitherto unknown. Next time I went

to the pool, I felt more than comfortable. I felt invincible. I wore my jorts all summer. The following year, I reached into the wardrobe to retrieve them to find that the zip and completely rusted and could not be closed. Wearing budgie smugglers is one thing. Wearing jorts with the fly undone would be a new kind of humiliation entirely. I had no choice but to return to speedos. To have never loved is one thing. But to have loved and lost is a unique kind of pain. So it is with jorts. To have never worn jorts would have been one thing. But to have worn them and then to return to speedos was a humiliation too great to bear. In such dire circumstances, I did the only sensible thing I could – I stopped swimming entirely. But despite this, jorts have remained something of a trigger for me. Just the most fleeting of glimpses and I am twelve years old, exposed and about to dive in, wishing I was invisible. Doubtless, there are some people reading this who feel very strongly that jorts are a legitimate form of selfexpression. In a way, I guess they are. But for me, I prefer the pure breeds. When I wear jeans, they will reach all the way to my ankles. On the rare occasion that I choose to wear shorts, there will not be a trace of denim. For those who are committed to the cause, let me simply say this: spare a thought for others. Perhaps wear jorts only in total darkness. Or underneath proper pants. You’ll be glad you did. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Red Hill hold on for thriller win DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn IN a split round to kick off the 2021 season, Red Hill have held off Dromana for a one point win. Red Hill were 20 points up at three quarter time, but Dromana made a last quarter charge and nearly clinched it. Dromana kicked four goals to one

in the last to fall just short. Sam Fowler slotted three goals for Dromana, while Jonathon Ross and Christopher Irving scored two each for Red Hill. It was a bad day for EdithvaleAspendale as they were smashed by Bonbeach by over 100 points. Playing away from home, they were only nine points down at quarter time, but it was all downhill from

there. The fourth quarter was pure humiliation, as Edithvale-Aspendale put on just one point against Bonbeach's 51 points. Trent Dennis-Lane was the best for Bonbeach, slotting seven goals for the day. Jack Sullivan booted four, and David Armitage, Michael Turville, Justin Bennett and Tyson Murray slotted two each.

Michael Meehan was the best for Edithvale-Aspendale with three majors. It was a worrying start to the season for Sorrento, being beaten soundly by Rosebud. After a strong first quarter where Rosebud kicked four goals to one, Sorrento were never in it, and went down by 55 points in the end. Straight kicking was an issue for

the Sharks with only two majors for the day (James Hallahan and Nick Corp) and nine minor scores. The best kicking of the day for Rosebud was Jai Nanscawen with four goals. The round completes on the weekend with Frankston YCW taking on Pines and Frankston Bombers up against Mt Eliza.

Calder kicks nine in Mornington win DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn DEVON Meadows and Pearcedale kicked off 2021 last week with the opening match of the season. There was not much in it all day, but Devon Meadows held the lead all day and ended up with a 14 point win. It was a Good Friday for Mornington at home as they started their 2021 campaign with a bang against Karingal. Karingal never got close all day and Mornington's relentless pressure saw the lead get larger over the four

quarters. Jackson Calder was a stand out for Mornington slotting nine goals and one point for the day. It overshadowed an otherwise strong performance by Trent Attard (four goals) and Warwick Miller (three goals) and a string of single goal scorers on the Mornington list. For Karingal, Bryce Kellerman, Jai Triep and Sam Glenn scored two goals each. The home ground advantage did nothing to help Tyabb, who were thrashed by a rampaging Rye. The Demon's first quarter score

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against Seafod Tigers with a ten point lead at quarter time. But from then on, it was full speed ahead, eventually doubling Seaford's score for a resounding win. Sean Herdman was the best kick for Seaford, scoring four goals, with Mitchell Mathie scoring three for the day. Joshua Dormer, Matthew Peynenborg and Mark Baguley scored two goals each. Aaron Walton was the best for Seaford Tigers with three goals. Matthew Ravenall and Brodie Scully scored two goals each. Chelsea made life tough for Crib

(6-4) ended up being Tyabb's score for the entire outing, as the Yabbies struggled to stay in the game. Tom Hughes impressed with a haul of five goals for Rye, ably assisted by Joshua Gana with three. Speaking to the depth of Rye's lineup, 12 further players scored single goals for the day. Goals were few and far between for Tyabb, but Rhys Chalkley slotted half his team's total with a three goal effort for the day. Singles were scored by Damien Plane, Luke Stanton, and Simon Rahilly. Langwarrin got off to a slow start

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Can Pines do it? You betcha! SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines left online betting agencies reeling with a stunning 4-1 demolition of Epping City in their fourth round FFA Cup tie last Thursday night. Bet 365 had a Pines’ win at $4.50 fixed odds on the morning of the clash between State 2 visitor Epping City and its State 3 host at Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve. Those odds were snapped up by punters and tumbled throughout the day with Pines eventually starting a firm odds-on favourite. At one stage rival online agency Sportsbet was forced to suspend betting on a Pines’ win. Alex Roberts sent bookmakers scurrying for cover after just 12 minutes with a low drive from the right that went in off the far post. But Pines keeper Aeseli Batikasa had a brain fade in the 24th minute when he came off his line to meet a free-kick and spilled the ball for an easy equaliser from Munashe Chagumaira. Then Epping keeper Max Minuzzo returned the favour just before halftime when he failed to connect properly with a Jordan Avraham corner and Scott Webster headed home. Two quickfire cautions in the second half saw Webster red carded in the 55th minute. He was verbally abused by a section of Epping fans as he walked to the dressing room but less than an hour later those same fans were making a sorrowful and silent exit as they headed to the carpark. Losing can be hard to take at the best of times but when you are outplayed and eventually humbled by 10 men from a lower league opponent it can make a long journey home much more painful. Avraham’s audacious attempt from 30 metres in the 73rd minute struck the bar and went over but Pines kept pressing superbly and three minutes later Roberts got his second. Epping defender Thomas Koutsouras couldn’t control the ball and Joe O’Connor nipped in and sent Roberts down the right. Roberts cut inside his opponent

Punters’ pal: Frankston Pines and Fijian international striker Tito Vodawaqa (centre) torments two opponents in the local side’s 4-1 Cup win over Epping City last week as teammate Jordan Avraham (left) enjoys the moment. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

then hit a low left-foot shot that beat Minuzzo at his near post to make it 3-1. But the goal that sealed a horrible night for Epping was a Tito Vodawaqa master class in close control, dribbling skill, pace and cool finishing. He stole possession with a dragback that left his first opponent bamboozled. Now he had two defenders between him and Minuzzo but that wasn’t a problem. He skipped past both of them as if they were training cones then drew Minuzzo and calmly slotted the ball into goal. Game over. Humiliation complete. On Saturday Mornington pulled off one of the upsets of round 4 of the FFA Cup with a 3-2 win against Box Hill United at Wembley Park. This result was made more remark-

able as the Seagulls sent out a young matchday squad to face their NPL3 opponent. Taylor Davidson, Josh Heaton, Steve Elliott, Andy McIntyre, Andrew Goff, Mark Vengelli, Charlie Gunning, Luke Goulding, Sam Scott, Craig Smart, Matty Harrington, Josh Hine and Milos Lujic were either rested or recovering from injury. For the record Mornington’s starting line-up included eight teenagers and in 4-3-3 formation it was: Jerry Swift – Lachie Hogben, Jamie Davidson, Ben Hughes, Thanasi Matziaris – Ethan Goulding, Kyron Kerr, Wayne Gordon – Zach Hutchison, Tom Wood, Campbell Steedman. And what a display this young side put on. Seventeen-year-old Tom Wood opened the scoring in the 12th minute by volleying home the rebound after a

Zac Hutchison shot struck the bar. Conor McDonald made it 1-1 in the 39th minute but Wayne Gordon, who was captaining Mornington, restored the visitors’ lead in time added with a great break and finish to make it 2-1 at half-time. Gordon’s curling left-foot strike made it 3-1 in the 74th minute but four minutes later Ethan Goulding was sent off. Stuart Edgar made it 3-2 in the 84th minute and Mornington was forced into a rear-guard action for the final 10 minutes. But with young keeper Jerry Swift in superb form the underdogs held on for a memorable win. On Easter Friday at Mosaic Reserve an upset was on the cards after goals from Henrique Pimenta had home team Whittlesea United leading 2-0 against NPL2 side Langwarrin after

just 24 minutes. A lunging challenge on Tom Youngs from Whittlesea’s Musa Kamara earned a red card in the 53rd minute and nine minutes later Isaiah Joseph got clear in a one-on-one with Whittlesea keeper Frano Saric to trigger a Langy fightback. George Howard converted from the spot in the 70th minute after Luke Burgess was fouled in the area and a stunning left-foot volley from Wayne Wallace in the 78th minute put Langy ahead for the first time. Langy caught Whittlesea on the break in the 86th minute and although Saric did well to stop Young’s initial attempt he couldn’t stop him a second time as the visitors ran out 4-2 winners. On Saturday a young Peninsula Strikers line-up bowed out of the Cup with a 6-0 loss to NPL2 outfit North Geelong Warriors. North Geelong had gone into the clash a warm favourite given the different league status of these sides and by half-time led 3-0 with a Tom Hidic strike from a tight angle on the left, a glancing header from George Ellis and a low left-foot shot from Jamie Nogger after cutting inside from the right past teenage Strikers’ defender Cody Storton-French. Second-half goals from Hidic, Yugi Kin and Luka Skoko rounded off the scoreline. League action resumes this weekend and here are the round 3 fixtures: SATURDAY, 3pm: Langwarrin v Moreland Zebras (Lawton Park), Mornington v Casey Comets (Dallas Brooks Park), Peninsula Strikers v Brandon Park (Centenary Park), Knox City v Skye Utd (Egan Lee Reserve), Ashburton Utd v Frankston Pines (Ashburton Park), Baxter v Chelsea (Baxter Park), Seaford Utd v Springvale City (North Seaford Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Endeavour Utd (Tyabb Central Reserve), Mount Martha v Casey Panthers (Civic Reserve). SATURDAY, 8.30pm: Rosebud v Aspendale Stingrays (Olympic Park).

An Agreeable win for Freedman camp HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou ANTHONY and Sam Freedman’s promising filly Agreeable returned to the winner’s stall on Saturday 03 April with a comfortable victory in the Bill Collins Handicap at Caulfield. Having been winless since her debut victory at Geelong in May last year, Agreeable has collected two fourth’s in the Group Three Quezette Stakes and the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes as well as finishing fifth in last year’s Group One Thousand Guineas. Ridden by Jamie Kah, Agreeable hit her customary ‘flat spot’ at the 600m mark before picking up and reeling in her rivals with ease. The three-yearold daughter of Sebring won by onelength over the Symon Wilde-trained Pride Of Jenni despite wanting to wait for her rivals once hitting the lead. Freedman’s stable representative Steve Adams said Saturday’s win came as a much-deserved confidence boost for the filly after racing super

consistently throughout her eight-start career. “She won her first race start and she’d been running well in between races but it’s good to see her get her confidence back today and win another race,” Steve Adams said. “I was a little bit worried when she came off the bit and [Jamie Kah] had to give her a couple of reminders at the 600m but then on the corner when she made that ground up, I thought she’d finish over the top.” Jockey Jamie Kah said being able to sit closer in the run has made a massive difference this preparation. “It’s nice to see her come back and actually travel and jump a bit better than she used to. She’s just switched on a bit more I think and today she showed that she could jump a bit better and sit closer and that’s probably what was holding her back last prep,” she said post-race. “She was solid today and she was probably still waiting for them on the line so I thought it was a really good

win.” The Freedman stable said they were still working out what trip best suits the promising filly. “We’re not sure if she runs quite a

strong 2000m,” Steve Adams said. “I think there’s a 1400m three-year-old stakes race in a month in Adelaide and then we might just keep her at stakes grade and out to a mile after that.”

Eased down: Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Agreeable scores a comfortable one-length victory at Caulfield on Saturday 03 April. Picture: Supplied Frankston Times

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