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Carrum Downs brewery taps into world record BY KATE SEARS

The World’s Biggest Ever Tap Takeover is happening. Dainton Brewery in Carrum Downs has brewed 131 different beers over the past six months - yes, 131! That’s a lot of beer. This huge amount of frothy goodness will set a Guinness World Record for the most individual beers on tap in one venue by one brewery. Dainton has got the usual staples but has also created lots of new ones to hit that impressive target. These include some crazy combinations like smoked sour lagers, beetroot ales, orange and saffron wheat beers and some even stranger things. Brewery founder Dan Dainton and the crew at Tap’d Bar and the Prince Alfred Hotel in Booval, Queensland have smashed their heads together and come up with the mother of all beer events. It will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 11am5pm, and please remember this date because it’s going to be momentous for one of our own breweries and for beer-lovers alike. It’s an event to outdo all beer events. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available during the event as live music drifts through the venue. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Queensland at the time, please have a beer for us. The entry tickets are $10, and $2 from every ticket sold goes towards Soldier On Australia, a charity that helps service personnel and their families build successful futures. And Dainton’s motto? “Simply make a truck-load of beer, put them all on tap at the same time, and break a world record while we’re at it … easy!” If you’ve got beer-loving friends and family in Queensland, let them know about this event and they’ll owe you a slab of beer for sure! For tickets, visit




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Left: Merino & Co showcasing Australia’s best merino wool see pages 48-49; Centre: Sanné Mestrom’s solo exhibition of sculptural tapestries, Black Paintings at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin, photo by Pedro Greig, see pages 36-37; Right: See what everyone is talking about Geonbae Korean BBQ Restaurant, see pages 60-61.


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Bernadine and Kevin Geary show the form that took them to first place in the Masters Compulsory Dance Pairs section at the National Artistic Roller Skating Championships.

When we spoke to Bernadine Geary after her return from the National Artistic Roller Skating Championships, we could feel her euphoria down the phone line. She was beyond proud and could not contain her excitement as she told us about six of the skaters from Sk8house who competed in the championships last month. Sk8house co-owners Kevin and Bernadine, competing as a couple as they have been doing for six years, took out the national gold medal for Masters Compulsory Dance Pairs among a very tough seasoned field of couples. Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month

BY KATE SEARS This year was their second national title following their 2016 win, having just missed out in 2017 after they placed second. Coached by Candace, the husband and wife team have perfected their performance. Completing tough training at least three times a week, and more during the nationals season, you can see them skating around the rink while dancing in the style of ballroom, blues and tango. “We love dancing together. It’s a great chance to bond. We make sure we dance together in time and focus on our precision as a couple,” said Bernadine. “You’re judged on the technical merit as well as the flow of your movements. Winning the gold medal twice has been a huge achievement for us.” Brittany Hammond, the daughter of Sk8house’s other co-owner, Vanessa Hammond, competed for the first time in the seniors international level, finishing in a very creditable sixth place. Brittany has a long history of competing at national and international level in NZ and the US. The other Sk8house skaters who competed were Bethany Johnson and Carissa Domrow, who placed second in their divisions, and Keischa Thorn, who

placed 16th in hers. All in all, it was an outstanding effort by the six skaters. “Kevin started as a young boy, where he would freeskate alone or with his sister. He was the British champion but stopped for 20 years before taking it up again after a kids’ skating party,” said Bernadine. “He’s improved his fitness and he hasn’t looked back since. Then we bought the rink and our kids and myself caught the skating bug. It’s helped my co-ordination so much; I used to call myself Calamity Jane!” Yasmin is following in her dad’s footsteps and has previously won national titles two years in a row in the freeskating category; she collected a silver medal at the Oceania competition in 2016 and was fourth in the Pan Pacific titles earlier that year. She now competitively speed skates with her brother, Harry, who has been competing since he was six years old as well as at national and Oceania competitions for the past few years, winning gold and silver. Visit Sk8house in Carrum Downs to see what all of the fuss is about. Right: Brittany Hammond was sixth in the Senior International Ladies section AUGUST 2018


Mums Supporting Families In Need is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit service assisting Melbourne’s most disadvantaged and at-risk families with their material needs. Founded in November 2012, MSFIN has grown from operating out of a lounge room to a 500sq m Seaford warehouse and believes that no child should go without the essentials. MSFIN assists more than 130 families a month, supplying new and quality pre-loved daily living essentials to help their recovery from circumstantial crisis. Support is predominantly baby and childfocused and includes prams, cots, bassinets, car seats, change tables and high chairs, but the whole family is provided for as well through the supply of clothing, footwear, linen, toiletries and food. Clients are referred to MSFIN by more than 70 partnership community support services, including DHHS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, maternal nurses, public hospitals, WAYSS and Anglicare. They typically include refugees and migrants, at-risk and unsupported parents, and children with significant additional needs; they may be experiencing homelessness or insecure accommodation, domestic violence, mental health problems, substance abuse, and intervention and family reunification issues. MSFIN receives no government help despite supporting funded services, and survives on the tireless fundraising of volunteers, generous donations, and successful grant applications. MSFIN acknowledges the ongoing sponsorship of Dandenong Hyundai and Mitsubishi, Carrum Downs and Marriott Waters Bendigo Bank, and


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Igniting Change. Launching in August, MSFIN’s #igiveacup campaign asks supporters to donate the price of a cup of coffee each week to its operational expenses. Could you skip a short black, miss a mocha or cut out a chai to make sure no child goes without the essentials? See or Mums

Supporting Families In Need on Facebook for more information. Volunteers are always welcome at its Seaford warehouse at 2/7 Sir Laurence Drive. It’s open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 3pm.

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Twelve words that can change your life Nikk and Yolande Hughes will be sharing their story of the origins of Inspire Tribe and about the 12 words that allow you to see and understand yourself in a life-changing way at WomenConnect Frankston’s biannual networking lunch at Functions By The Bay in Frankston on September 5.

As co-founders of Inspire Tribe, Nikk and Yolande provide strategic and insightful mentoring, coaching and training that uncovers conscious-limiting patterns of business owners and executives who are seeking to be even more successful. Nikk is in demand as Australia’s leading expert in conscious leadership. Yolande is a sought-after NLP Master Mindset Coach and trainer specialising in taking individuals and teams to unprecedented levels of strategic self-awareness, leading to purposeful and significantly more profitable teams and companies.  It’s an event not to be missed. WomenConnect Frankston is an independent group of like-minded local women in business wanting to connect, empower and support women in our community and who volunteer their time to make this happen. They are: Pippa Hanson — managing director of The Sports Injury Clinic; Beckie White — director of Miss Velvet;

spring event in September. Join it on Wednesday, September 5, from 11.30am-2.30pm at Functions by the Bay (Frankston Football Club), cnr Plowman and Young streets, Frankston. Tickets: $65 (includes glass of wine on arrival, twocourse meal, tea and coffee). Bookings close August 30. Proudly sponsored by Frankly Frankston. To be advised of future events, sponsor or buy tickets for this event, join WomenConnect’s database; email

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Michelle Braggins — director of Braggins & Co Estate Agents; Karin Hann — president of Dress For Success Mornington Peninsula; Allison Besanko — director of Alli’s Cleaning; and Jenny Wright — Dress For Success Mornington Peninsula. WomenConnect hosts two lunches a year: International Women’s Day in March and its

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After Frankly Frankston editor Kate Sears interviewed Fatai in August last year, we had the pleasure of seeing her perform at the Frankston Arts Centre with Guy Sebastian last month. And we were in awe. So what’s she been up to since we last spoke? How was the experience of touring with Guy? Touring with Guy was a dream come true in the truest of ways. My dad sent me a photo of me singing in my first local singing competition called Boronia Idol. Behind me in the image is a poster of Guy Sebastian after he won Idol. Fast-forward 15-something years and here I am touring with, not a poster, but the actual Guy Sebastian, one of the best voices to ever come out of our beautiful country.    This wasn’t your first time working with him, was it? My first collaboration with Guy was a feature in a song called Lightning on his Madness album. And not long after that I got to support him around his first ever stadium tour around the country. He hasn’t changed one bit; still a good guy and a grand voice.

What was your reaction when you heard you’d be supporting Guy on his Then and Now 2018 tour? I felt humbled and thrilled to be asked to tour with Guy again, this time working a little more closely with him as one of his backing vocalists as well as a support act.    What was the highlight of the tour for you? So holy and moving was Guy singing in Hindu at the end of Battles Scars for an encore. Most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard come out his mouth.  What else have you been up to? I’ve been travelling and touring my own shows around the world and writing a lot of new material. What’s inspired your recent songs? I’ve always written about broad subjects in the past but this time round I’ve grown and matured into adulthood; therefore, I’ve experienced more of life’s ups and downs. So I’ve been trying to pull from personal experiences both joy and pain as a means to share my story in the hopes of relating to

someone out there that goes through the same joys and pains. How was your recent Blank Canvas tour? Melbourne and Sydney were the best shows I’ve ever played in my short career so far. Special in every way, from energy to sound to venues and people. Also, first time playing with a trio. Growing the band slowly but surely, and this was such a beautiful window of great possibility of what could be in the near future.  You’ll be performing at the ACL Festival in Austin, Texas in October with Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys and many more. What a line-up! Can you tell us more?  To be honest, I’ve never heard of ACL, so when I saw the names on the line-up you can imagine my pure shock and awe to see my name among giants! Hoping to bring my keyboardist with me and just enjoy, have fun, learn, take in, and share our hearts with people.  Follow Fatai on Instagram at @Fatai or visit AUGUST 2018

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By day, Wayne Barker is in training for the Eureka Stair Climb in November. By night, however, he’s a food blogger who is not letting those juicy burger calories affect his fitness regimen. This unlikely mix has led the burger blogger to focus on his individual fundraising efforts and launch a raffle that’s supported by some big names in the food world. Peninsula born and raised, Wayne will take on the 88-floor, 1642-stair climb to the Eureka Skydeck on Sunday, November 25. This community challenge and fundraising event for The Fred Hollows Foundation will have a remarkable impact around the globe. The foundation works intensely to follow Fred Hollows’ dream of ending avoidable blindness and restoring sight to people

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in more than 25 countries. Just $50 can restore two people’s eyesight. Therefore, Wayne is using his enthusiastic 12,000 Instagram followers by raising awareness of the incredible work the foundation achieves. “I figured it would be a great, selfless thing to do. It’ll be amazing to raise some money for a great cause and good for my fitness too,” said Wayne. “Restoring sight is a magical thing and I’m more than happy to support it.” With $5000 his goal, Wayne is organising a raffle to be drawn after the event. Everyone who donates $5 to Wayne’s stair climb will receive one raffle ticket, with multiple prize packs of vouchers and products to be won from the likes of Frankston’s Bobo’s Diner, Carrum Downs’ Remedy Kombucha and Mornington’s Merchant Lane and YOMG. Farther afield, Royal Stacks, Nuts About Tella, Demazzi Stonegrill, Daniels Donuts, That Burger Joint, Fish & Burger Co and many other businesses have also put up prizes. Wayne’s even got upcoming Australian

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rap duo Black Shades and Arrogance involved — and he’s still accepting support, so if your business is interested in giving to an amazing cause, this is it. “There’s more businesses responding every day; there’s going to be some amazing prizes going out to reward those generous donations. Through my food blogging I’ve been to hundreds of food venues across Australia, so I’m contacting several places and the generosity is crazy! I’m so thankful these places are happy to help. The response has been absolutely overwhelming.” If you need any further convincing to donate to help Wayne reach his goal, check out his Instagram page @waynes_burgers for some visual inspiration of the amazing restaurants you could be dining at if you’re one of the lucky winners. You can donate at waynesburgers “I will definitely be starting my exercise routine. It’s physically a very demanding challenge. It’s very hard work, but 30 minutes of hard physical work on the day restores sight for people who are blind. And I think that is beyond worth it.”


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A tale of Carrum legend Roy Dore’s community work overshadowed the footy field, and by 1985 Graham Road Reserve — home of the Lions — was renamed in his honour. Daughter Marie McIntosh, pictured, recalls a sleepy Carrum, home to a grocer, barbers’ shops and her grandfather’s Station St service station. Her grandfather moved to Carrum in 1920, where he began the first milk run with a horse and cart. He also operated the first Melbourne to Frankston truck run, delivering among other things beer and furniture. Sometimes the football club, along with friends and family, would clamber

From Marie McIntosh’s book ‘And Yet The Rivers Run’

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two Carrum champions into the back of the truck for picnic trips to Mornington. Roy’s involvement in the community was prolific, from being a player, umpire, trainer and president of Carrum Football Club to his captaincy of Carrum Fire Brigade and presidency at Carrum Surf Life Saving Club. “He was a great community man, captain of the fire brigade for 37 years and a member of the football club since age 15,” recalls Marie. “We were always involved in the community, from church and calisthenics to local football.” His words of advice were: “If you’re in an organisation, you must contribute and not sit on the sidelines.” Some years later, after Marie’s push to construct pedestrian lights on McLeod Rd, a ‘pink campaign’ was run to elect a strong female leader to the City of Chelsea. “Over 100 supporters attended a meeting at my home and we had big pink balloons everywhere,” she says. Elected in 1984, Marie went on to become the mayor and complete three consecutive terms before the City of Chelsea was amalgamated into the now City of Kingston. While football and sport was right at her heart, road infrastructure improvements and new facilities for Chelsea Calisthenics were a big priority during her term. “I always felt it was an honour to be on council and represent people,” she recollects.  When B.E.M. recipient Roy was commemorated in 1987 with the renaming of Graham Road Reserve, he was overwhelmed. “He loved Carrum,” Marie says.   It’s reasonable to say “as does Marie,” and what a lasting impression Marie and Roy have both left on the Carrum community.  CAMERON HOWE


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BY KATE SEARS Continued community support puts the star in Peninsula Star Cycles. Through its sponsorship of Frankston Sharks BMX Club it has sold the club 13 DK race bikes at cost price and offered all club members 10 per cent off across the entire store on presentation of their membership card. Further support is offered to Frankston schools for students taking part in the Great Victorian Bike Ride. Not braking there, the team has also given the Nepean Special School a 24” bike fitted with training wheels to help students enjoy the benefits of riding. Last year the staff at Peninsula Star Cycles were particularly touched by a family doing it tough, and in the spirit of Christmas gave them a 20” bike. A similar situation arose recently where a family was not only raising another family member’s children as well as their own, but also sadly had lost their daughter and then the husband was diagnosed with MND. Peninsula Star Cycles donated a 27” mountain bike for a fundraiser to support the family. It has also implemented a parking incentive to help our community and encourage people to shop here and support Frankston businesses. It will pay $5 of your parking fee when you spend $100 or more in any single transaction in the store or purchase a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Service. “We enjoy supporting the community, and the more that the community supports us the more we can further support them,” said manager John Billing. “We really appreciate those who support local and small businesses.” Starring alongside its community efforts are its amazing shop assistants, new bikes, spare parts, accessories, bicycle servicing and repairs. Follow Peninsula Star Cycles on Facebook for future giveaways. PENINSULA STAR CYCLES A: 48 Playne St, Frankston T: 9783 2266 FB: PeninsulaStarCycles W:

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Andrew Owen is a multimedia and information technology kind of guy. His digital work ranges from producing marketing material such as 3D 1:1 scale helicopters for the San Andreas movie launch to his concept art being used by actor Barry Bostwick, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the fan conventions he attends. He’s an illustrator and painter too, but it’s his Tech Games Fest that has got game enthusiasts’ tongues wagging. This 46-year-old Somerville trainer and assessor in the IT Communications and Business department at Chisholm is passionate about bringing technology to the masses. He’s been involved in esports for about 10 years and created the Tech Games Fest after hosting his Computer Games Boot Camp for six years until about five years ago. There have been four major three-day Tech Games Fests held at Chisholm, which has been a great supporter of them. “The event has something for everyone across cosplay, gaming, networking, programming, virtual reality and ethical hacking. It also covers pop culture, card and board games, esports, video games, plus there’s talks by industry sponsors. There are also opportunities for work experience and volunteering, which is great for meeting like-minded people. I start working on each event six months ahead, but it’s worth it to provide a place for people who love particular brands of gaming and want to share that passion with others. Plus it’s great fun.” Andrew has raised up to $30,000 for TLC for Kids, an Australian children’s charity helping sick kids and their families, from his events over the years. Last month’s free Tech Games Fest was open to the public for the first time, with 30 volunteers and 160 work experience students on board. Watch out for his Beyond 2018 event at the end of the year. Log on to Facebook @TGFTechGamesFest and Instagram @andrewoonline to take a look.

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Financial advice you can count on As a financial planning business, Dunsford Financial feels it is important to talk to you about what you have been observing in the media. The Royal Commission has called into question many common practices, and first and foremost is whether there is misconduct in banks and major financial institutions, and whether change is required to business models that are vertically integrated. This temptation to cross-sell their own product into their own client networks is not always in the client’s best interest. Unfortunately it will now take the Royal Commission to investigate such revelations which equates to approximately 88 per cent of the industry owned by the big four banks and AMP. Dunsford Financial is not one of those businesses. Everyone at Dunsford Financial feels a mixture of sadness, anger and bewilderment that such appalling business practices have occurred at the big end of town and have gone unchanged for so long. The team at Dunsford Financial love what they do and take enormous pride in helping people get their financial lives in order. They have been advising people on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 35 years. If you would like a second opinion on your current financial position, whether it be Superannuation, Aged Care, Life Insurance, Pensions or Wills, the team at Dunsford look forward to helping you. DUNSFORD FINANCIAL PLANNING A: 41 Lathams Rd, Carrum Downs T: 9788 5788 E: W: FB: dunsfordfinancialplanning

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Mission Impossible: Fallout Showing at Hoyts, Wells St, Frankston After 22 years, most film franchises have long peaked, leaving their most inspired efforts a distant memory for the majority of cinema-goers. Mission Impossible is a rare exception —six films and only getting better.

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Returning director Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of The Gun) commences Fallout directly after the events of 2015’s Rogue Nation. He sets a cracking pace from the get-go, and it never lets up despite the film clocking in at 147 minutes, making it the longest ‘mission’ yet. Plot-wise, all you need to know is that after a mission goes wrong, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team race against time, joined for this undertaking by CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill, who appears to be relishing his time outside of his Superman costume). Cruise’s insistence on performing his own stunts seriously ups the ante, with viewers being treated to some of the most elaborate set-ups ever seen in the franchise (the last 25 minutes is worth the price of admission alone). If you want to see a man truly suffer for his art, the broken ankle that famously halted production — and cost Paramount Pictures a pretty penny — remains here in the final cut of the film. That’s the charm of Fallout — it doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken. What it does do is combine every trick in the franchise’s playbook to deliver the best pure action film in years; experience it on the biggest screen possible. SCOTT JACKSON HHHHH Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month



After our Story Dogs story in our issue last month, we thought you’d love to read about a special bearded collie gal called Lucy and her owner, Alan Cole, who have been making a real difference to children’s lives through the Story Dogs program. Eight years old, this gorgeous canine lives with Alan and his wife, Susie, in Mount Martha and sets off to Mornington Park Primary School and Osborne Primary School respectively twice a week where she sits on a mat nestled up close to her student as Alan gets down to the business of reading. Alan explains. “The children read to her and don’t feel any of the pressure they may feel in front of their peer group. The eight-year-old kids we help really benefit. There was one boy who had just lost his grandfather and his

dad wasn’t around. He was already two years older than the rest of the group. The sessions with Lucy and I made a huge difference. He caught up and began enjoying reading. We’ve been volunteering with Story Dogs for a couple of years now. “She’s just a fantastic dog. We bought her from a breeder when she was a pup and have never looked back. She’s got inbuilt intelligence. If there’s ever any tension at home she comes up to us and places her paw on one of our legs and just waits. She’s never been food-driven. All she wants to do is please and be good. We trained her and she’s just a beaut.” Thumbs up to Lucy! If you are interested in volunteering with your dog, or would like more information on Story Dogs, go to


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Women’s Networking Luncheon BE INSPIRED with NIKK & YOLANDE HUGHES Nikk and Yolande, founders of InspireTribe and renowned mindset mentors and coaches. They’ll be sharing their story of how InspireTribe came to be and, they’ll also be talking about the 12 words that allow you to see and understand yourself in a life changing way.

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BY KATE SEARS If you’re lucky, you might catch these guys having a whale of a time in Port Phillip Bay as they take a break during their annual migration from the Antarctic to Queensland. Every year between May and August, humpback whales make their way north along the Victorian coastline to their subtropical breeding grounds off the Queensland coast, where they mate and give birth. During September and November they make their way back south along the coastline bound for the Southern Ocean to stock up on food and prepare for the next mating season. If you’re hoping for a glimpse of these majestic mammals in our backyard, their distinctive ‘blow’ is often the first thing to look out for. The ‘blow’ is a cloud of vapour that the whale shoots into the air when it breaks the surface to breathe, and it can be up to 4m high. The humpback whale is the easiest to recognise thanks to a humped area of blubber behind its dorsal fin that is accentuated by the arching of its back when it dives. Breaching is an amazing sight. It’s when a humpback whale launches itself out of the water in an impressive acrobatic display. A breach can be seen from a great distance, and it’s an action that is one of the most dramatic and aweinspiring in the animal kingdom. Female humpbacks are larger than the males, which is common among baleen whales, growing to up to 16m in length and weighing up to 50 tonnes. This makes them one of the largest species of whale. These majestic creatures cruise at a speed of up to 7km/h and over the course of a year can travel more than 25,000km. A healthy humpback whale can live for 100 years.

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Mornington’s Reilly Stapleton is an emerging singer-songwriter who enthralls audiences with her emotional lyrics and soulful voice. Though busy gigging around Frankston, the Peninsula and farther afield, Reilly snatched some time to chat with us about her exciting career. Who or what inspires your songwriting? My Nana’s love for writing poetry helped me discover my own love for writing songs. Ever since I was little, my family was so supportive of my singing and always wanted to hear their favourite songs sung. My dad in particular loved it — he’s always been one of my biggest influences with what I write about because losing him was heartbreaking and hurt me more than I could ever explain, but I feel I have this way of letting him live on through my songs. What was it like to make your first music video, for your song That One’s On Me?

So much fun! Jumping off The Pillars into freezing cold water was uncomfortable but I loved every moment! Michael (@shotbysadler) did such an amazing job on the video, and since it was such an emotional and personal song it had to be 100 per cent perfect before it was released. Why do you love where you live and how does it inspire your work? I’ve lived here my entire life and I love it. I’m extremely lucky to live opposite the beach, therefore I’m always getting the peace and serenity of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. I love being able to live so close to my friends and family — it gives me such a sense of security, which makes exploring and building my music career a lot easier. This industry can be make or break and you’re always walking a tightrope, so it’s good to know I have amazing family and friends to catch me if I fall. Find Reilly as ‘Reilly Stapleton’ on Spotify and Soundcloud

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EDUCATION: Hit the books We never stop learning. From new skills in the workplace, to a new subject at school, to continuing your study at TAFE and University, to learning how to use a new smart phone application. The Greater City of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has so much to offer eager young minds or mature minds wanting to upskill. We are home to high performing primary schools and high schools, and unique training centres to develop and hone your skills. Their teaching environments are full of positive, engaging and supportive staff, and what’s better is that they’re right at our doorstep. In our feature, Toorak College in Mount Eliza excitedly announces that they are chartering a new bus route for Frankston and surrounding suburbs which will offer more students a safe and comfortable journey to and from school. From early 2019, the new Toorak College bus route will operate daily throughout the suburbs of Tyabb, Pearcedale, Langwarrin South, Langwarrin, Skye, Carrum Downs, Sandhurst, Patterson Lakes, Carrum, Seaford and Frankston. Another Mount Eliza school, Peninsula Grammar, discuss their Grand Musical Showcase on August 29 at the Frankston Arts Centre. It will be a show stopping event that will share their students amazing talent that has been nurtured through their leading edge musical program. At Cornish College their motto is ‘Make a Difference’ and their programs focus on doing just this. Students are encouraged to develop a global outlook and be ambassadors for their school by raising funds to build much-needed infrastructure overseas Nepean Industry Edge Training in Frankston has solid links with industry and provides students with a range of options to gain hands-on experience in a real workplace which gives them job-ready skills when they complete their course. They focus on having students who finish their placement to have increased their confidence, and be ready to gain employment as a productive future staff member.


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NIET will ensure your experience with us is positive by offering flexiblility, up to date industry information, support, and above all - quality!

• Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) • Certificate IV in Celebrancy (CHC41015) • Diploma in Early Childhood, Education and Care (CHC50113) • Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216)

This training is delivered with Victorian Commonwealth funding. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access training subsided through the Skills First Program. Student tuition fee’s published at RTO: 22214

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New CEO builds on a decade of quality training Nepean Industry Edge Training has developed a strong reputation for providing quality, student-centred training since it began 10 years ago, and that’s something new chief executive Sharyn Bellingham is keen to continue. “I started my career many years ago as a TAFE teacher and then moved into the private training sector, and I understand the needs of students and want to provide a positive and supportive environment for staff,” Sharyn says. “I have a very strong passion for education, as I know how empowering gaining a qualification can be in allowing people to improve their lives and also improve the lives of their families. I was raised by a single mother and she started going to TAFE when I was young, and after two years of going to night classes, she finished her diploma and gained a better paid job. This led to my mum buying a house and providing a stable home environment, which allowed us to flourish.” NIET has solid links with industry and provides students with a range of options to gain handson experience in a real workplace, giving them job-ready skills when they complete their course. “Students start out feeling a little overwhelmed and nervous, but at the end of the placement their confidence has grown, and they are productive members of staff and ready to gain employment.” NIET offers courses in a range of areas, including aged care, early childhood care, disability, leisure

and health, celebrancy, trainer and assessor qualifications, first aid, food handling and RSA. The NIET team welcomes any questions you may have regarding courses and is always willing to provide support and assistance.

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Wheels turning at Toorak College with announcement of new bus route Toorak College will be chartering a new bus route for Frankston and surrounding suburbs, offering more students a safe and comfortable journey to and from school. From early 2019, the new Toorak College bus route will operate daily throughout the suburbs of Tyabb, Pearcedale, Langwarrin South, Langwarrin, Skye, Carrum Downs, Sandhurst, Patterson Lakes, Carrum, Seaford and Frankston. With an increase in the number of students enrolled at Toorak College from these suburbs and with areas along the Frankston line undergoing rail crossing removals and station upgrades, Toorak College’s bus route has come at an opportune moment for families looking for convenient and alternative transport methods. Three other Toorak College charter buses are already in operation circling the Sorrento to Rosebud area, Balnarring and Shoreham coastline, and suburbs between Flinders and Mount Martha, including Red Hill. A new charter bus route is not the only news announced by Toorak College recently, with scholarship applications for students looking to attend Toorak College from Year 4 to Year 9 in 2020 now open. These include academic, general excellence and music scholarships,

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supporting Toorak College’s philosophy to encourage all students to aim high and follow their dreams. Toorak College embraces the allgirl advantage in education and graduates stand out as spirited, well-rounded and resilient women.

Research supports that girls are far more attentive to class discussions in an all-girl environment, are more willing to step outside their comfort zone and try new activities, are more likely to build confidence and leadership skills, and able to get higher grades

within an all-girls environment. If you would like to discover more about Toorak College, please book a tour at toorakcollege.vic. or attend an Open Day on Wednesday, October 10 or Saturday, October 27.

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Music a key part of Peninsula Grammar life “This really is the only place to be for music education that is relevant, excellent and inspiring.” Dr Richard Vaudrey, Head of Ensemble and Studio Music Music plays a central role in the educational and cultural life of Peninsula Grammar. Students are offered a 21st century music education that is both stimulating and relevant to each child. Music not only develops new skills but also consolidates skills learned in other areas of school curriculum. Gross and fine motor skills consolidate co-ordination, rhythm and pitch assist with language development, music theory improves literacy, ensemble music promotes collaborative social interaction and leadership skills, instrumental and vocal lessons help students develop individual learning strategies, and music technology complements e-learning. At Peninsula Grammar we invest in our music program and students enjoy a broad range of musical experiences. Directed by Dr Richard Vaudrey, Peninsula Grammar’s music department presents over 30 concerts per year including the

incredibly popular Peninsula Grammar Presents concert series which brings leading artists from around Australia and the world to our very own Performing Arts Centre on campus: To experience the spectacular sounds of Peninsula Grammar’s musical talent, purchase tickets now to the

annual Grand Music Showcase at the Frankston Arts Centre, Wednesday, August 29, from 6pm. To book tickets, please call the box office on 9784 1060 or go online at thefac. Tickets are $33 for adults and $22 for students/concession. For further information regarding Peninsula Grammar’s music program,

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Cornish students continue to make a difference Since 2012, Year 9 Cornish College students have had the opportunity and privilege to work with a variety of remote communities in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia through our Make A Difference Experience (MADE) program. So far they have funded and built classrooms, built kitchens and drying rooms needed in a tropical climate, installed water tanks, funded three students to attend school with the view to continuing at university, and more.

“I feel the Year 9 MADE trip has given me a greater appreciation of what I have access to and also a broader outlook on what happens in other countries and how people live,” said now Year 10 student Niall of the experience. Mrs Annemarie Denton, the integrated curriculum co-ordinator for Years 8 and 9 students, is inspired by these encounters. “I encourage my students to discover more about their world and the MADE program is a wonderful place to begin.

Our students raise funds to build much-needed infrastructure in village schools. They work with young people in their villages to help build their schools, and even though they can’t speak the same language, they connect with one another through working and laughing together.”  The MADE program aligns with our motto at Cornish College: “Make a Difference.” The experience also helps to encourage confident and knowledgeable young people who are well-prepared to take on the challenges of the senior years. As students move into the Senior School, Years 10 to 12, they continue to embrace opportunities to make a difference. The inaugural student trip

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to East Timor will kick off in 2019, focused on cultural immersion and a partnership with a local school providing an English language program and taking positive action.   Students enjoy the opportunities to be ambassadors for their school and grow in confidence and selfawareness through confronting challenges beyond their familiar environment. They develop a global outlook as they grow to appreciate their own and a different culture. To find out more about Cornish College, the VCE program, outdoor classrooms set on 100 acres and the build of their new Senior Studies Centre, please visit cornishcollege.

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Discover Cornish College 2020 scholarship registrations welcomed. Apply by 19 September 2018. From ELC through to Year 12, our students develop creative thinking skills and rich knowledge, that helps them reach their potential.

Our Academic Scholarships will be offered for Year 7 and VCE entry in 2020. See our website for full details and to register for a school tour on Saturday 8 September, 9.30am.

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Youth group tackles an old ‘Brazil’ nut Do you love to see live theatre, but the long trek into Melbourne puts you off? The outer suburbs of Melbourne are liberally sprinkled with great community theatre, so whatever you fancy — high drama, hilarious farce, witty comedy, heart-rending tragedy — there’s bound to be a company producing it. And you don’t need to take out a small mortgage to pay for your ticket or parking! Some of these companies have a youth arm that specifically encourages younger people to get involved in all aspects of theatre, and Frankston Theatre Group is one of these. In 2016, it staged its inaugural production at the Frankston Mechanics Hall, to great acclaim. After the success of its first two productions, Cosi and 12 Angry Men, the youth

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division of Frankston Theatre Group is proud to introduce its new name, Act II.

right all obstacles preventing their future happiness.

Under this banner, Act II is also excited to announce that its September production will be Charley’s Aunt, Brandon Thomas’s hilarious play about love, hidden identities, and a man posing as a mature woman, Donna Lucia (from Brazil, “where the nuts come from”). Despite the strict social etiquette of the times — the play was first performed in 1893 — one character runs rings around the others in an effort to set

With its goal to allow young theatre lovers to try their hand at any role that brings a show to life, Act II is working with a few past actors in new creative roles and seeing the debut of a number of promising talents. This delightful, semi-immersive version of Charley’s Aunt is not one to miss this year. FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP W: FB: frankstontheatreinc

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Sanné Mestrom’s solo exhibition of sculptural tapestries, Black Paintings, opened on Sunday, August 5, at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin. More than 200 visitors enjoyed perusing the artworks after opening remarks by Shepparton Art Museum director Dr Rebecca Coates. Photos: Scott Jackson.

Sanné Mestrom with contemporary artists Hannah Raisin and Will Heathcote

Two blokes: one older, one younger. And a fight Skillfully depicting a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, Cockfight is a darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by newly formed Gold Coast/Berlin company The Farm that sees long-time creative collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge. A cross between The Office and a cage fight, Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that builds to moments of emotive impact, where generational truths are exposed and unpacked. A flash of bared

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teeth, territorial pissing contests, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement. Cockfight is on Tuesday, September 4, at 8pm. Tickets: $27-$50; bookings: 9784 1060 or

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Tapestries mirror the curious, complex self McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery is celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture. With a wideranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, the park comprises 16ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. The exhibition program focuses on the development of modern sculpture and various forms of spatial practice, and encourages contemporary artists to develop and address challenging issues current in Australia and a global context. The exhibition Black Paintings, by Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface and reference a series of canvases by American artist Frank Stella from the 1960s. Stella’s Black Paintings occupy a pivotal place in art history

and embody many of the contradictory impulses within late modernist artistic practice. As endearing objects encountered in the gallery space, Sanné’s tapestries act as mirrors, not for reality but for the viewer’s self as a curious and complex perceptual being. Sanné’s practice often references iconic 20th century artworks in order to unpack the cultural, aesthetic and philosophical assumptions they carry. Through sculpture and painting she unsettles key notions such as the authentic work, the male genius, and the flat painting surface while exploring the complex relations between artist, object and viewer. Sanné Mestrom: Black Paintings continues until November 11 at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. Pictured: Sanné Mestrom, Black painting I 2014, courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

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Pick up your phones or pens and lock in September 23, people. The Mornington Running Festival is back bigger and better than ever and this time around there’s no stopping this juggernaut of an event. Launched in 2014, this footpounding, heart-thumping, fun-filled occasion supports the fantastic work of charity partner beyondblue, which helps raise awareness of anxiety and depression. This is a community-first

event that delivers excitement, action and a way to assist people who are struggling with mental health issues. The scenic course allows racegoers the chance to run exclusively along The Esplanade of the Mornington Peninsula, while each race begins and ends at Mornington Park. The Parc 21.1km half-marathon heads south along The Esplanade to Stanley Cres (just past Mount Martha Village) and back again. The 10km run follows the same course, but the turnaround is

at Craigie Rd, while the Bonaccorde 5km run follows the same course and turns around about 500m past Strachans Rd. There’s a 1km dash for kids, too, and parents are encouraged to run with them to really enjoy the experience. This is an event for the whole family, residents and visitors to the Mornington Peninsula. Why not make a weekend of it by incorporating the Mornington Health & Life Expo?

Follow the link at to register, become a volunteer or to find out more about this exciting happening in your neck of the woods. Also find out about corporate catering and marquees positioned at the finish line where workmates, family and friends can gather. Everyone gets a medal for finishing and racing is scheduled to start at 7am on Sunday, September 23.

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The Mornington Peninsula’s world-class food, wine and performing arts will take centre stage in October when Main Street Mornington Festival returns for its 23rd year. The festival continues to showcase the art and soul of the Peninsula and everything the region has to offer, and already a cracking line-up of performers is taking shape. Joel Reed and Them Blues Cats, Malcura, Erik Parker, Sam O’Connell, Matt Katsis, Diddey Reyes 59 Rockers, Super Saloon and The Midwayers have been confirmed, and there are plenty more to be announced as the countdown to the festival continues. Peninsula Folk Club and Balnarring Musos will also be hosting a performance area, and for the second time at the festival the Gloriana Pin-Up Queen competition will take place on the

Albert St stage. Main Street Mornington Festival is a wonderful way to kick off the festival season. It is a family-friendly, free community event that incorporates a wide range of music genres, local produce, food, Peninsula wines and market stalls. With seven stages and performance areas, a children’s arcade, roving performers, activities and more than 70 food and wine vendors, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Main Street Mornington Festival will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 11am to 5pm - rain, hail or shine - in Main St, Mornington. If you are looking for a way to promote your business, ask about the range of major and minor sponsorship opportunities the event has to offer. Go to for more details.

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“Excellent music-making you wished could have lasted longer.” The Age

Go on a musical journey from Venice to Madrid Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth (pictured) joins Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for his Australian debut, celebrating the music of Spain and Italy, including music by Vivaldi and Boccherini. Described by Gramophone as “superb” and “a thoughtful musician of considerable taste and technical prowess”, Christoph is one of the world’s finest guitarists, renowned for his peerless musicality and expressive sensitivity. This concert is a passionate celebration of life, love, music and dance through the music of Spain and Italy, including Vivaldi’s much-loved Guitar Concerto

and the music of Albéniz, Boccherini and Granados. Full of regional colour, infectious rhythms, soaring melodies and heartfelt serenades, this is music to lift the spirits and transport you through time and place. Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will present From Venice to Madrid on Monday, September 17, at 7.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre. Tickets: $30$60; bookings: 9784 1060 or thefac. FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston T: 9784 1060 W: FB: FrankstonArtsCentre INSTA: the_fac

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WHAT’S ON FREE LISTINGS TUESDAYS Mid-afternoon Women’s Workout: Every Tues 2-3pm; Frankston South Community & Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Rd Frankston.

Big Bucks Bingo at the Bowl: 7.30pm; prizes up to $100k; bar; City of Frankston Bowling Club Southern Sounds Chorus: Every Tues 7pm; Ladies do you want to sing A Capella style? No previous exp req; enq. 0438 783 475; St Jude’s Hall, Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin.

WEDNESDAYS Weekly Wednesday Walking Group, Gateway Shopping Centre; 230 Cranbourne Frankston Rd, Langwarrin; 7.45am-8.45am THURSDAYS Rotary Club of Frankston: 6pm Frankston International Motor Inn, 389 Nepean Hwy; visiting Rotarians welcome;

Open Mic at the Green: Every 3rd Thur; Yamala Bowling Club; free; performers welcome; FB- @Open-Mic-At-TheGreen; from June 15 Peninsula Grammar School Tours: 9.30am, tours depart from H.A. Macdonald Pavilion, enter via gate 2 on Wooralla Drive, peninsulagrammar.vic., 9788 7777 Free Self Defence & Anti-Bullying classes for Adults & Children: Input Fitness Health Club, 224 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston; 5-5.30pm; ph: 9789 3566

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FRIDAYS Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society - Public Viewing Nights: 8pm 1st Friday of month; The Briars; Bookings essential;; ph: 0419 253 252. The Peninsula Jazz Club; 3rd Friday, (ex. May & Dec); Patterson Lakes Community Centre; Thompson Rd; 8-11pm;; Tix: Harry 0422 657 634

SATURDAYS Frankston Food Swap: Swap excess vegies from your patch, old jam jars, seedlings or homemade pickles. 2nd Sat of month; 1pm; Coffee on Kareela Café 53 Kareela Rd, Frankston; all welcome. Frankston Writers and Poets Society: informal meetings at Frankston Library in the long room; 2nd Sat of month; 10.30am-1pm Frankston Writers Block: Every 2nd Saturday; 10-12am; share readings & expertise; morning tea inc.; $5 fee; new members welcome; T: 0468 362 079; Ebdale Community Room, 20 Ebdale St, Frankston

SUNDAYS The Little French Deli: Live jazz or blues 3.30-6.30pm; 524 Nepean Hwy Bonbeach; 9776 0855 Lawn Bowls: Free bowls tuition; first Sun of month, 10am-noon; City of Frankston Bowling Club; ph. 0418 331 377 Live music at Pop & Selmas Café 34 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza

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Heritage steam train trips: Mornington Railway, 460 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc; au; 1300 767 274 Kingdom Kids Church – The Anglican Church, cnr Albert & Octavia streets, Mornington; 10.30am; 5975 0198; UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9 2018 National Works on Paper: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,, 5950 1580

UNTIL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Mornington Peninsula Writing Prizes 2018: offered by Frankston Writers Block; entries close today; edgearts.; UNTIL SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 Sanné Mestrom: Black Paintings continues until November 11; McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin;

Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden; McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin;

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 Mumpreneurs: Increase Your Visibility: discover the keys to traditional marketing; 9.30-11.30am; Functions By The Bay; Plowman Place, Frankston Point of No Return: Frankston Performing Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St, Frankston; noon;

Peninsula Grammar Open Day – 9-11am, THURSDAY AUGUST 16 Immersive Science II: Revealing the Invisible Universe – 7-8pm, Mornington Peninsula Libraries, Vancouver St, Mornington, bookings essential 9784 1020

SATURDAY AUGUST 18 Bursary Winners’ Concert: Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington; free concert & free parking; pmsmusic.asn. au/concerts 2018 National Works on Paper Floor Talk with Natalie Russo – 3-3.45pm, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, Peninsula Rotaract Club’s Casino Night: Frankston Football Club, Plowman Pl, Frankston; 7pm; Robert Cook 0422 173 360; book/event?eid=325903

SUNDAY AUGUST 19 Bel Canto Choir: 2nd concert in 2018 series, Songs From The Heart; 2.30pm; $25 adult, $20 conc & seniors, primary school students free; Village Uniting Church, 93 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza;; 9787 5383 Julie Hutchings: Melody & Movement – open from 10am, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza, 60 Mt Eliza Way, Mount Eliza, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 Humans: acrobats on stage; 8pm; Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St; $27-$50; bookings: 9784 1060; Mumpreneurs: Money Money Money; Functions By The Bay , Plowman Place Frankston; 9.30-11.30am; tix $20; event?eid=375323&

THURSDAY AUGUST 23 Jurassica: hilariously accurate depiction of migrant family life; 7pm; $27-$57; Frankston Arts Centre; SATURDAY AUGUST 25 Family friendly activities, live band, food van & lots of fun; 6pm; The Studio @ Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington; imatterdance

TUESDAY AUGUST 28 Composting & Worm Farming for Beginners; Frankston North Community Centre, 26 Mahogany Ave, Frankston North; composting 10.30amnoon, worm farming: 12.30-2pm; free; bookings ess.; Things_To_Do/Events/Whats_On Woodleigh School Information Session – 7.30pm, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29 Justin Art House Museum + Buxton Contemporary – 9am-4pm, $45-$55, bookings essential, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, mprg. Grand Musical Showcase by Peninsula Grammar: Frankston Arts Centre; 6pm Junior/Middle Showcase, 8pm Senior Showcase;; ph: 9784 1060

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 Cockfight – 8pm, $27-$50, Frankston Arts Centre, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 Women’s Networking Lunch: Functions By The Bay, Frankston FC, cnr Plowman & Young sts; 11.30-2.30pm; tix $65; womenconnect2018@; Michelle 0405 512 999

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 Immersive dining experience with Guy Mirabella & artists: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd; 6.30-10pm Cornish College School Tour; 65 River End Rd, Bangholme; 9.30am; Register cornishcollege.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 The Mayor’s Family Picnic: Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve, Wedge Rd, Carrum Downs; 11am-2pm; Events/Major_Events

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 Introduction to Volunteering Session – Impact Volunteering host Whitelion, 10-11am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential info@ SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 Peninsula Music Society presents Fidelio Quartet – 7.30pm, $18-$55, Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, Women’s Spirit Project Launch Event: Mornington Yacht Club; 7.30-10.30pm;

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 From Venice to Madrid – 7.30pm, $30-$60, Frankston Arts Centre,

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 Peninsula Grammar presents Vaudrey with Howard Penny: A cello duo recital of the world premiere of Vaudrey’s Suite for Two Cellos, Peninsula Grammar, 20 Wooralla Drive, Mt Eliza, 7-8.30pm, tix $25,

SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 18 Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds – Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, mprg.mornpen. SATURDAY – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22-23 Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life: join to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria; Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston; SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2018 Mornington Running Festival – half marathon, 10km, 5km & 1km kids’ race,

FRIDAY - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28-29 Charley’s Aunt by Frankston Youth Centre; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Pl, Frankston; 7pm; 1300 665 377; trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Charley’s Aunt by Frankston Youth Centre; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Pl, Frankston; 1pm; 1300 665 377; trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup FRIDAY - SATURDAY OCTOBER 5-6 Charley’s Aunt by Frankston Youth Centre; The

Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Pl, Frankston; 7pm; 1300 665 377; trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup SUNDAY OCTOBER 7 Charley’s Aunt Frankston Youth Centre; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Pl, Frankston; 1pm; 1300 665 377; trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup TUESDAY OCTOBER 9 Introduction to Volunteering Session: Impact Volunteering hosts Australian Animal Rescue, 10-11am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential, info@impactvolunteering.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10 Toorak College Open Day: Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza; SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 Main Street Mornington Festival – 11am-5pm,

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 Toorak College Open Day: Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza; SATURDAY - TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3-6 Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Show: 159 Overport Rd, Frankston; 10am-5pm; P: 9775 2640

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 Introduction to Volunteering Session: Impact Volunteering hosts Family Life, 10-11am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential More Free Listings on our website

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Bonbeach Farmers’ Market: second Sunday of month, 8.30am-12.30pm, Bonbeach Primary Frankston Sunday Market: every Sunday 8am-1pm in Sherlock & Hay carpark, Young St, Frankston Karingal Uniting Church: Second Saturday of month, 8am-1pm, cnr Karingal Dve & Lindrum Rd, Frankston Little Beauty Market: Saturday, October 27, 10am-3pm, Beauty Park, Frankston Mount Eliza Farmers’ Market: fourth Sunday of month, 9am-1pm, Mount Eliza Village Green Pearcedale Farmers Market: third Saturday of month 8am-1pm at Pearcedale Community Centre, BaxterTooradin Rd, Pearcedale Plaza Palooza: every Thursday, 9am4pm, Langwarrin Plaza, Langwarrin Seaford Farmers’ Market: third Sunday of month, 8am-1pm Broughton St Reserve, Station St, Seaford Seaford Handmade Market: third Sunday of month, 9am-1pm, Seaford Scout Hall, Seaford The ‘Big’ Spring Makers Market: Sunday, September 30, 10am3pm, Frankston Basketball Stadium, Frankston The Little Flamingo Design Market: first Sunday of month, 9am1pm, Langwarrin Community Hall, Langwarrin AUGUST 2018

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Weddings in Greater Frankston

As the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is the place for your wedding ring shopping, your ceremony and reception, and of course a gorgeous wedding photoshoot by Port Phillip Bay. With a bevy of experts on hand, our home turf provides lovebirds with a wide and wonderful choice, and in our special Weddings feature you’ll meet some of the people who will help ensure your big day goes off without a hitch. For a gorgeous wedding ring that’s as unique as you are, Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers has a website that lets you design your own from more than 30,000 diamonds from all over the world. Hosking Jewellers will custom make your ring to any style you choose whatever your budget, with design specialists Audrey and Anne guiding you every step of the way. And after you’ve said “I do”, celebrate with family and friends at Functions By The Bay, which combines stunning bay views with two magnificent function rooms and wonderful staff to deliver you a dream venue for your special day. Whatever your idea of a memorable wedding, you’ll find everything you need right here in fabulous Frankston.

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You’re going to show everyone your ring... Make sure it outshines! Did you know we can custom make your ring to fit your style and budget? Come in and chat with our design specialists Audrey and Anne at our relocated Bayside store. Bayside Shopping Centre Frankston 9770 2221 (Ground floor near Myer)

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able to indulge in superb food no matter what their dietary requirements.

And if you mention Frankly Frankston Magazine when booking your wedding at Functions By The Bay, you’ll receive free room hire — this offer is valid until September 24, 2018.

The staff at Functions By The Bay have a wellearned reputation for outstanding service and There are two modern function rooms — one seating attention to detail, and their dedication to delivering 120 guests and the other up to 200 — so whether the wedding of your dreams will ensure that your your wedding is a small, intimate affair or a full-on day is remembered for all the right reasons. celebration, you’ll be easily accommodated. Each has Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month

Design your perfect diamond ring online with Anny’s BY KATE SEARS Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers them together with your diamond. is a boutique jewellery store Your very own design then appears that has specialised in designing on screen. Happy with it? Add to cart. quality custom-made jewellery for Not happy? Simply redesign. 28 years. Now Anny’s has taken If you’re still not sure, simply speak to things to a whole new level with a one of Anny’s master jewellers, who website that lets you view 30,000 stand by their motto “You Imagine GIA-certified diamonds online — We Create”. Anny’s can also from all over the world. Each has repair, provide valuations, redesign its own 360 video, so you can or remodel your treasured piece and hand-pick the perfect diamond for stocks a range of brands. The finest your perfect ring. diamonds, precious gems and most You start by choosing the shape you want, then the colour, carat, cut, price and clarity. Anny’s system then displays the diamonds that match your search criteria, and you can even zoom in on your choice for a 360-degree close-up view. You can proceed to the design stage to choose your setting, preferred metal and style for your wedding ring and put

exquisite jewellery is right on your doorstep. ANNY’S MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS A: 92 Young St, Frankston T: 9783 6226 W: FB: annysjewellers E:

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If you love adaptable, easy wearing, effortlessly fashionable knitwear that you’ll wear time and time again, Merino & Co is definitely for you. Merino & Co houses three merino and natural fibre fashion brands — MerinoSnug, Hedrena and Only Merino, showcasing Australia’s best modern

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Merino & Co is proudly owned by Australian Wool Network, Australia’s largest independent wool marketer, bringing woolgrowers, wool processors and consumers together. From bale to retail, Merino & Co is committed to connecting its customers and

growers by highlighting the origin of each of its garments, providing customers with the opportunity to learn more about the provenance of garments. Each garment boasts a QR-enabled swing tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment, their sheep and the environment in which the wool was grown. The wool is then blended with other premium natural fibres and sustainably and ethically manufactured at a purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs.

The Carrum Downs factory outlet is open to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory overrun discounted garments available for sale. MERINO & CO A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs T: 1300 030 718 W:

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merino wool in everyday basics, apparel and accessories for women and men, as well as luxurious items for the home. Proudly Australian owned, Merino & Co contemporary designs are created with Australia’s finest merino wool, loved for its natural breathability and softness.



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Fortnite. It’s a hot topic of conversation among concerned parents at the afterschool pick-up. Most of the discussion has been centred around the addictive nature of the game. But gaming also affects the bodies of the next generation in other ways. Excessive time spent on gaming - whether it be on a Nintendo, PlayStation or other console - puts strain on the neck. When using consoles, most people slouch their neck and hunch in their shoulders. The higher the degree of slouching, the more stress is put on the neck. Pain can extend down the back and to the hands. In the allied health industry, this type of injury is becoming more frequent and even has been dubbed ‘gamers neck’. The Sports Injury Clinic recommends

reducing the amount of time spent in front of the console but we know that sometimes isn’t always easy to enforce! When gaming, it’s important to maintain a straight back with good posture. Ideally the screen should be positioned at eye height, so there is no downwards strain on the neck. Stopping regularly for exercises is also great to stretch out the affected muscles. Chin tucks, head rotations and shoulder rolling are excellent for releasing built-up tension. For more support or assistance on providing relief, the team at TSIC is here to help. THE SPORTS INJURY CLINIC A: 365-367 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 9783 9990

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Frankston High School students volunteer with 3199 Beach Patrol as part of their 2018 M.E.G.A.R Week.

FREE Introduction to Volunteering Sessions 10 am – 11 am

Celebrating young volunteers - Challenge, Change, Celebrate!


Challenge yourself. Be the Change. Celebrate each other. That’s the theme of this year’s National Student Volunteer Week celebrating and promoting the participation of young people as volunteers in their community.


Tuesday 11th September Whitelion Tuesday 9th October

Australian Animal Rescue

Tuesday 13th November Family Life

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Running from August 13-19, students across Australia will participate in a week of events, activities and campaigns led by higher education providers and schools that encourage them to get involved in their communities through volunteering. Impact Volunteering will also be supporting volunteering opportunities throughout the national week as it does for all volunteers throughout the year. The not-for-profit organisation supports volunteers to find the right opportunity with the right volunteer group through its face to face volunteer matching service operating out of the Frankston Library.

It also works to help facilitate student volunteering programs and projects each year, such as Frankston High School’s M.E.G.A.R. Week (Mindfulness, Empathy, Gratitude, Acceptance and Resilience) and Monash University Occupational Therapy students with their Participatory Community Practice project, giving them the opportunity to gain practical experience in creating and delivering a volunteering guide. Impact Volunteering encourages all students and education providers to get involved in the many activities on offer during National Student Volunteer Week. If you’re interested in finding out more about student volunteering activities during August, visit nationalstudentvolunteerweek., or for more information on volunteering in general visit

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The awards are a platform to highlight and reward business excellence within the large and growing Greater Frankston region, and a chance to showcase the vast array of well-run and excellent products and services that our region has to offer. Awards founder and PWR Consulting director Rhiannon Pilton aims for the awards campaign to be a positive and fulfilling experience for all involved, and views the awards as a chance to unite as a community and share our stories, knowledge and success with each other. The Frankston Business Awards celebrate the outstanding performance of local businesses and offer nominees exceptional exposure to raise their profile and open the doors to future possibilities.

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Photo: Steve Brown The Frankston Business Awards showcase and recognise the region’s leaders in business excellence, with applications open via


The awards recognise the courage, commitment, drive and determination it takes to run a business, and participating gives finalists and winners a highly visible endorsement of their success. This is guaranteed to raise your credibility and marketplace profile. Additionally, with EastLink (ConnectEast) on board as a major sponsor, the Frankston Business Awards have secured marketing and direct exposure to more than 375,000 potential customers for sponsors, finalists and winners. Add to this the finalists’ media masterclass and feedback reports from the judging panel and this event is invaluable to every business owner across all industries. 

The Greater Frankston Business Awards are here to celebrate business success The Greater Frankston Business Awards will recognise the many, impressive business success stories throughout the region, and provide exceptional networking events for the local business community throughout the year. The awards program will culminate in the major gala event held in February 2019, to be attended by more than 300 people from all corners of our business community.

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Award winners are announced at the business community’s ‘night of nights’, the annual Gala Ceremony to celebrate, network and share the success of their industries with the finalists’ peers and colleagues. AUGUST 2018

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BY DWAYNE ORANGE Sick of paying through the nose for a taxi or an Uber? What about paying through the notes? Enter the Singalong Shuttle.

Jussi Mälkiä. “The silent electric cars make it possible to enjoy singing without background noise and emissions.”

Yep, those nifty Nordics have done it again. Remember our story in last month’s MPM on the Nordic pet supply chain that introduced “pawternity” leave for its employees? Well, how about this: the Singalong Shuttle — the world’s first taxi that you pay for by singing.

As with pawternity leave, I reckon the Singalong Shuttle is a cracking idea that would go down an absolute treat in Oz. I’ve even come up with a name and a concept: Karaoke Kabs, and each “kab” will have a list of tunes that passengers could choose from. It could include classic driving songs like Golden Earring’s Radar Love; songs with “car” or “taxi” in the title like The Beatles’ Baby, You Can Drive My Car or Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi; even, at a pinch, songs by bands with “car” or “cab” in their names, like The Cars or Death Cab For Cutie ... well, OK, maybe not the last one.

The Singalong Shuttle was introduced for last month’s Ruisrock Festival in Finland by clean-energy company Fortum, and the only payment it accepted was singing. Sounds fare enough to me. The service also only employed electric cars as part of Fortum’s bid to encourage greater use of clean energy and promote its Charge & Drive electric vehicle charging network, which it says is the largest in the Nordics with more than 2000 charging stations.

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“With Singalong Shuttle we want to show people in a joyful way how comfortable and easy it is to drive an electric car,” said Fortum’s brand manager,

So come on all you clean-energy companies and electric car manufacturers, how about it? That’s my business name and concept, and if you’re the first cab off the rank I invite you to put in a bid for the whole (gear) box and (fluffy) dice. How about it? It’s going for a song.

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Fire safety supplier a keen supporter of local businesses

It has been a little over four years since GEM Fire Service moved to Carrum Downs, and more than 33 years since managing director Graham Millard first opened the doors of this company that’s dedicated to the design and installation of fire alarm, detection, sprinkler and suppression systems. Having previously been in Clayton for almost 15 years, the move from those run-down offices to smart new premises also gave GEM Fire the opportunity to actively try to support local businesses. Since then, GEM Fire has sought out suppliers that are close to home wherever possible. From office supplies to nuts and bolts, pipe fabrication, safety equipment and everything in between, GEM Fire is committed to supporting suppliers

from the greater Carrum Downs and Frankston region to help promote and grow businesses in that area. Now GEM Fire is hoping others in the area will do the same by offering the company the opportunity to assist with the installation, servicing and maintenance of fire safety systems for their premises. With its extensive experience and expertise in fire safety, and clients ranging from small businesses to multi-nationals, GEM Fire will ensure your premises has the best possible protection against fire.

Specialising in the Design, Supply, Installation and Testing of Fire Protection Systems to Australian Standards.

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For more information on how GEM Fire can help you, go to au or phone 1300 134 170. GEM FIRE SERVICE A: 14 Jack St, Carrum Downs T: 1300 134 170 W: AUGUST 2018

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A CHAT WITH OUR FOOD, WINE & DINING EXPERTS Rob Wright – Eeny Meeny, 96 Young St, Frankston With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Eeny Meeny’s head chef, Rob Wright, is committed to bringing quirky and mouth-watering dishes to Frankston. Please describe your menu selections. It’s eclectic to say the least. We draw our inspiration from classic and contemporary dishes from around the world and add our own touch to make them unique to us. We always offer some absolute crowd favourites, but we also have some more exciting or unusual dishes for our more adventurous guests. What’s your go-to trend to serve up that customers are loving? When you talk about food trends for Australian cafes you can’t go past the “smashed avo”. We’ve put a Mexican twist on ours, by smashing the avocado with lime and serving it with chipotle aioli and a really fresh-tasting corn and black bean salsa. Recently, we ran a Japanese smashed avo on our specials board which had Kewpie mayo, a poached egg, furikake seasoning, seaweed salad and Rice Krispies. Everyone loved it so much it’s a strong contender for the new permanent menu. For those who aren’t familiar with your restaurant, give us some insight into what makes Eeny Meeny different. We have great coffee. It’s organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance, roasted right here in

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Melbourne and made with such love and care that it has developed a strong local following. We also pride ourselves on serving up not only excellent quality dishes, but also great tasting dishes. We research a lot to ensure we constantly have exciting new additions to the menu for our guests’ enjoyment. What do your customers like about your menu/venue?

Our customers love the friendly, cosy vibe of Eeny Meeny. It’s like visiting friends. They love the lush sheltered courtyard where you can escape the hectic outside world all year round, and they love the creativity of our menu, always offering something to challenge or delight them. Please tell us a little about your professional background. I have spent my life in this industry. As a little boy I would help my mum (or get in her way) while she did the catering at the local bowling club, and from there I never really left the kitchen. Professionally, it really began for me when I was kitchen hand for Stephanie Alexander. I was amazed at the way the kitchen worked as one to create such beautiful food and moments in people’s lives. I was hooked. I dropped out of uni and started a new journey of discovery. I have fed the masses at weddings in fields and catered to hundreds at yacht club functions. I’ve even fed the stars working out of the back of a truck on film and television catering, and now I’m here, happily providing the people of Frankston with something lovely to enjoy and remember. Any advice for aspiring chefs? My advice to aspiring chefs is to begin the journey because you are fascinated by food, by the way it’s grown, cooked and eaten; fascinated by its flavour and technique, by its cultural and social significance. And always be ready to learn more. There is a whole world of food to discover, and it’s amazing.

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The place to be is 2B1B Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop is a newly opened boutique café nestled among a quaint row of shops on Kareela Rd in Karingal. It is the aptly named fourth ‘child’ of hospitality lifers Jamie and Mikaela, and this is their breakout role as entrepreneurs. Having worked for almost 15 years in the industry on the Peninsula, they bring a great deal of experience and passion to this business. Naming the cafe after their children Otis, 2, and Alby, eight weeks, and beagle Penelope, Jamie and Mikaela were keen to bring good coffee and humble food to their home suburb, because every neighbourhood deserves quality coffee and a reliable ‘local’ — and Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop does not disappoint. Open daily from 7am-4pm, 2B1B serves the Peninsula’s own Commonfolk coffee alongside a

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delicious all-day brunch menu and mouth-watering home-baked cakes. Try Penelope’s fennel and lemon waffles with wood-smoked bacon, maple butter, whiskey banana jam and vanilla ice cream; garlicky mushrooms; homemade baked beans; or avo crush. If you feel like something a little less ‘breakfasty’, why not try the spicy jalapeno and manchego croquettes or the Pyrenees pork belly with saganaki, a fried egg and Opa’s kim chi. Located just a hop, skip and a jump from a great little playground, 2B1B is the perfect place to stop

by with the family. Enjoy a relaxed and friendly vibe and some super cute pink décor to match the custom-painted La Marzocco coffee machine — it’s even got pink highchairs! TWO BOYS ONE BEAGLE AND A COFFEE SHOP A: 59 Kareela Rd, Karingal T: 9785 9239 W: FB: twoboysonebeagle INSTA: twoboysonebeagle

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BY KATE SEARS Geonbae is a Korean noun that translates to “bottoms up” and “cheers” — it’s what you say before you down your soju. It’s also the name of the first Korean barbecue restaurant on the Peninsula. Just a short walk from the Frankston Pier and foreshore and overlooking Kananook Creek, Geonbae has been delighting residents from near and far with its authentic Korean food and dining experience. Geonbae recently launched a new $25 set lunch menu — and it’s express, which is just what you

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need when you have to get back to work quickly. Available Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm, the menu entitles you to sweet mahn doo (pork and chive dumplings), two barbecue dishes of your choice, and bibim bap (mixed vegetables and rice). And don’t worry if a leisurely lunch is more your style — the main menu is still available for you to order from.

you so you can pick up your food straight off the hotplate and share the tastes of Korea with your dinner party courtesy of chef Yeonju Lee. Geonbae has got you sorted for after-work drinks too, with a selection of soju, teas, Korean beers on tap or in bottles, Korean soft drinks and all your favourite cocktails. For the full experience, why not try a Korean cocktail?

Each table at Geonbae has an electric Korean barbecue built into it. The atmosphere is lively and authentic, and most dishes are cooked in front of

So to that we say “geonbae” and we’ll see you there soon! GEONBAE Open: 11am-11pm daily; bookings welcome A: 4 Kananook Creek Blvd, Frankston T: 9783 9067 W: FB: GeonbaeFrankston INSTA: geonbaefrankston

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THA I BEA CH C A F E 2 Station Street, Seaford Fresh Thai Cuisine Eat in or Takeaway Phone: 9782 4555 Delivery Available for orders over $30 Lunch: Tue-Sat Dinner: Tue-Sun Fri & Sat

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Faces of Derinya It was all smiles at the opening night of the Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition 2018 on Friday, July 20. Artists and their supporters gathered to view splendid work while listening to live music and enjoying a bevvy or two, marking another successful night of art, craft and socialising in first-class Frankston South style. Photos: Liz Rogers Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month

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Be the star on Father’s Day BY KATE SEARS Why not show your dad how much you appreciate him by treating him to Food Star’s special Father’s Day menu on Sunday, September 2. For seafood-loving dads there’s smoked salmon, prawn cutlets, seafood cocktails, seafood combination or a crab stir-fry, but if yours isn’t a huge seafood fan, some sizzling chicken skewers or steamed duck will have his taste buds ablaze.

There are sessions at 11am-1pm, 1.30-3.30pm, 5-7pm or 7.15-10pm, so outdo your siblings and be the star by booking before they do. Dad will love you for it. FOOD STAR FRANKSTON A: 315-321 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 9770 0122 W: FB: foodstar.frankston

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PROPERTY OF THE MONTH Dual living and bay views on Olivers Hill With two self-contained dwellings complementing the three-bedroom, twobathroom main house, 9 Plummer Ave represents a suite of opportunities for the new owners. Set on approximately 1451sqm with northerly bay views and terraced gardens adjoining Sweetwater Creek, this circa 1930s estate is just four doors from the beach.

As well as the main residence, there is a onebedroom, one-bathroom retreat and a onebedroom, one-bathroom unit. Largely original, the property includes a double garage with remotecontrolled doors, heating/cooling, water tanks, and a mini-orchard. Enjoy dual living with your extended family, work from home atop gorgeous Olivers Hill or make this

property work for you with its income-generating potential. The choices are yours. HARCOURTS CENTRAL A: 4/454 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 1300 503 000 FB: harcourtscentral3199 INSTA: harcourts_central

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Rest easy with Bedshed’s mattress guarantee BY KATE SEARS Do you put off buying a new mattress because you’re concerned the in-store test won’t reflect a night’s sleep? You’re in store and you’ve laid down on what seems like 50 different mattresses, and they are all starting to blur in your head. And in the end, when you choose your favourite mattress, you’re thinking “Does this really reflect a whole night’s sleep?” Yep, we’ve all been there. But Bedshed understands this, and it has introduced the Bedshed 60 Night Comfort Guarantee to conquer this issue. It’s a revolutionary idea designed to give you complete peace of mind when purchasing a new mattress. Just buy any mattress from a Bedshed store and sleep on it for a minimum of 30 nights. If you don’t totally fall in love with it, you can return it for a new one (terms and conditions apply). As if

this couldn’t get any better, the returned mattresses are donated to the Salvation Army. This chance to buy with assurance is unique to Bedshed and gives you the chance to shop with complete confidence because you know that you’ll be sleeping on the right mattress for you — it just might be the second one you take home but that’s fine because it won’t cost you an extra cent. To take advantage of the return and re-select offer, the mattress must have been slept on for a minimum of 30 nights from the date of delivery and has to be returned within 60 days from the day of delivery. The mattress exchange is also only limited to one replacement mattress. For further terms and conditions, visit au/blog/60-night-comfort-guarantee


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DC+B’s new airport store takes off It’s been 50 years since Dollar Curtains + Blinds first opened its doors, and in celebration the company is embracing a makeover and a new-look store. DC+B has always focused on creating a quality product, inspiring the aspirations of its customers and enabling their creativity. Its focus on craftsmanship and customer service continues to this day. Stepping confidently into its next 50 years, DC+B has introduced a dynamic new concept store. With its smart black and white fit-out and pops of cheery yellow throughout, the store is welcoming and the products, creatively displayed, command your attention. If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by the whole window covering thing or been dreading where to start, then you’re going to love DC+B’s new store at Kingston Central Plaza near Moorabbin Airport. The store is so easy to navigate, and with an expert team to help guide you on suitability, colour and design you will find exactly what you need. Sitting in the warm hub of the store it’s easy to lose track (excuse the pun) of time as you look through the well-curated range of fabrics on offer. This store has been created with you in mind, making the selection process simple, easy and comfortable. As the market leader familiar to and trusted by generations of families, DC+B continues to offer quality service and quality products at great value. If you’re thinking of curtains, blinds, shutters or outdoor window coverings, discover and explore the new store today. You’ll be glad you did.

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Make your way to DC+B at Store 15, Kingston Central Plaza, 288 Centre Dandenong Rd, Moorabbin Airport or call the team on 9566 8200 for your free in-home measure and quote or to arrange a complimentary in-store consultation. DC+B Moorabbin is also offering a 10 per cent discount across its whole indoor and outdoor window coverings range until August 31.

DOLLAR CURTAINS + BLINDS A: Store 15, Kingston Central Plaza, 288 Centre Dandenong Rd, Moorabbin Airport T: 9566 8200 FB: Dollar Curtains + Blinds INSTA: dollarcurtainsandblinds

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BY LIZ ROGERS Owner/operator Jorg from Bayside Grout Solutions knows that leaking showers don’t fix themselves. He also knows that by the time you see signs of a leak, it could have been going on for ages. Many shower leaks are structural or caused by general wear and tear that results in the grout and seals becoming worn. “Sometimes you don’t need to call a plumber for a shower leak,” Jorg says. “We can replace old grout with fresh grout and replace

all silicone seals to stop leakages. We sanitise the area, polish off tiles and clean the shower glass too. By the time we’re finished you’ll have a rejuvenated leak-free shower just like new.” Time is the key to reducing the amount of damage to your shower from leakage. Call Jorg for a free quote today and lose your leak. BAYSIDE GROUT SOLUTIONS A: Somerville M: 0424 843 358

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It’s here! Makin Mattresses in Sandringham is open for business and the word on the street is that people are excited. Makin Mattresses is Australia’s largest independent mattress manufacturer and has been creating comfy-plus mattresses for more than 40 years. Now seaside folks have a fresh premium bedding option when searching for their slice of sleep tight heaven. Makin Mattresses sells direct to the public and allows clients to try before they buy. It is also the only bedding manufacturer in Australia to have a micro coil machine in its North Brisbane factory. This innovative technology maximises air flow to reduce heat and increase hygiene (sweat can cause foam to degrade and flatten over time) and all mattresses are double sided and designed to be flipped and rotated, ensuring an even sleep surface which in turn doubles the life of the mattress. Makin Mattresses has nine stores Australia-wide and six manufacturing sites. With a wide range of mattresses to suit every need — including the premium two-piece Bellissimo range, which provides a seven-zone support system that cradles the parts of your body that need it most — you’ll be snuggling up in comfort for years to come. MAKIN MATTRESSES A: 189 Bay Rd, Sandringham T: 9533 1113 W:

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There are two ways to make a mattress

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— can be flipped, turned & rotated — maximum air circulation & breathability

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Would you like to use your outdoor entertainment area all year round regardless of Melbourne’s ever-changing weather? With a custom-made solution from Camerons Blinds & Awnings, you can.

As an accredited manufacturer and retailer of the award-winning Ziptrak® blind system, Camerons Blinds & Awnings can create a brand new indoor-outdoor room in your home, perfect for entertaining family and friends at a moment’s notice no

matter what the weather. Also ideal for cafés, restaurants and pubs, madeto-measure Ziptrak® blinds come in your choice of high-quality clear PVC or hi-tech mesh PVC. Offering protection from UV rays, sun, glare, wind and rain, you will be covered for every season with Ziptrak®. Norm Lees, the owner of Camerons Blinds & Awnings, says customers choose Ziptrak® blinds for their all-weather versatility, sleek design and ease of operation. Customers can choose from manually operated blinds or motorised blinds, depending on their needs and budget. With a simple-to-use central lock mechanism, Ziptrak® blinds glide up and down with ease, stopping at any point you wish. Motorised options are operated with the touch of a button on your remote control; it’s as simple as that. Now in its 33rd year, Camerons Blinds & Awnings offers a free no-obligation measure and quote service along with expert advice on turning your outdoor area into another room. Your blinds are then custom-made by Camerons’ specialist manufacturing team. You are able to choose from a huge range

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of colours and transparencies to control the elements and retain your view with magnificent sunscreen mesh fabrics or marine-grade clear PVC and tinted PVC. Whether you’re searching for rain or sun protection for your home or business, Camerons also manufactures and installs an extensive range of outdoor and indoor solutions that are custom designed to protect your windows, doors, glass roof and alfresco areas. With quality finishes and designer fabrics, Camerons also specialises in easy-to-use automation systems so you can control the weather. To try the Ziptrak® range, along with a huge range of awnings, blinds, canopies, shades and shutters custommade locally in the Camerons factory, visit Camerons Blinds & Awnings Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, or Saturday from 10am to 2pm. CAMERONS BLINDS & AWNINGS A: 3/700 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Carrum Downs T: 1800 GOOD AWNING (or 8787 7900) W:

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