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Welcome to our second birthday edition of Frankly Frankston Magazine. Two years ago we set out to promote and champion the Greater Frankston region, its businesses, its attractions and most of all its wonderful people. In an era of unprecedented print media uncertainty, it was a bold move. We could easily have opted to extend the circulation of our very successful Mornington Peninsula Magazine, which in the past 12 years has become the most widely distributed and most popular magazine on the Peninsula. But we felt that you deserved your own publication, one dedicated to showcasing and promoting everything that is unique and wonderful about where you work and live — the craftspeople, authors, filmmakers, artists, musicians, actors, sportspeople and businesspeople; the world-class

restaurants and bars, shops and tourist attractions; the incredibly hardworking and dedicated clubs, charities and fundraisers; the many ordinary people doing many extraordinary things. So we took the plunge — and with your incredible enthusiasm and support we have grown to a distribution of 25,000 copies a month from more than 2200 outlets and pick-up points, a readership of more than 50,000 and a surging social media presence. We have 3000 followers on Facebook and 2000 on Instagram, and those numbers are growing with every edition. Our reach on Facebook alone last month was more than 25,000! The credit for much of this success goes to our small but highly skilled Frankly Frankston family: publisher Lisa Walton, editor and social media guru Kate Sears, sales and office manager Molly Mitchell and sales executive Chendelle Kolasa,

with the above-and-beyond support of Jasmine Ward (design), Tanya Fry (photography), Liz Rogers (editorial), Belinda Scott (accounts), Archie Mitchell (distribution) and Scott Jackson, Yazmine Lomax and Cameron Howe (contributors). Our newest family member is dedicated Frankston area sales executive Anna Georgiou, who truly hit the ground running and brought a wealth of knowledge from her many years in print media servicing clients in Frankston and across the Peninsula. But most of all we want to thank you, our loyal and dedicated readers and advertisers — your continued enthusiasm and support really is what keeps us going. If you want your business, service or event showcased in Frankly Frankston in print, on social media and online, then get on board and contact Anna on 9708 8222. We hope you like our second birthday edition! JULY 2018



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National Pyjama Day is on Friday, July 20, so now’s the time to think comfy and cosy for kids in foster care. The Pyjama Foundation holds activities across Melbourne during the week leading up to Pyjama Day and this year will conclude its fundraising activities with a pyjama boogie-woogie in the CBD. Think pyjama-clad flash mob and flannelette shenanigans and sensational slipper moves!

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Working with various universities and students from dance academies and Australia Post employees to entertain passers-by in the town, the Pyjama Foundation flash mob’s aim is to get us thinking about kids who are less fortunate than our own. Bronwyn Sheehan, the founder and executive director of The Pyjama Foundation, says: “Statistics show us that 75 per cent of children in care are not finishing school. Many children in care bounce from home to home and to different schools, which greatly hinders their learning and their ability to form stable relationships.


By offering these children mentors, who visit them once a week to help them with their homework, literacy and numeracy, we’re helping them to take a step closer to achieving their dreams, whether it be to become an astronaut or a nurse.” The Pyjama Foundation continually delivers on providing services such as one-to-one mentoring programs to assist foster kids with reading, writing and building their confidence. Pyjama Angels (volunteer mentors) regularly drop by childcare centres to read to little ones too.

With more than 53,000 children in foster care across the country, the money raised from National Pyjama Day will go towards educational resources, training and recruitment of the Pyjama Angels. Register your workplace, school or childcare centre for National Pyjama Day at to receive a free fundraising kit, or you can donate via the-pyjama-foundation. Come on — rock your onesie or PJs with pride on July 20, peeps. It’s for the kids.

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See what a difference service makes Are you missing old-fashioned friendly service? At Vince La Rocca Professional Eyecare, customer care never goes out of fashion. Andrea La Rocca explains. “Our passion is to personally assist with all your eyecare needs, aiming to achieve optimum vision via spectacles, sunglasses or contact lenses. We will hold your hand throughout the whole process, from your eye examination to collection of your new eyewear. Allow us to personally assist you in selecting the perfect frame to suit your image, lifestyle and budget. We will always give our honest opinion and want you to be excited about your choice. “We take great pleasure in offering collections exclusive to independent optometrists, providing a point of difference from the High St labels. Van Staveren is a local family business based in Carrum Downs and their signature range offers a vast array of colours and styles.

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Global travellers Every year around August, flocks of critically endangered eastern curlews arrive at the Australian coastline — including our own Mornington Peninsula — after a perilous 10,000km migration through 22 countries from their breeding grounds in the Arctic. In his new book The Eastern Curlew - The Extraordinary Life of a Migratory Bird, award-winning nature writer Harry Saddler explores how these birds have impressed themselves on the cultures of the countries they pass through, the threat to their survival posed by development, and the remarkable ways in which the eastern curlew and humankind may be entwined. “My favourite place to see eastern curlews — and one of my favourite places in general — is French Island,” Harry says. “I once saw a flock of 70 fly past the ferry jetty at Tankerton, and with luck you might see eastern curlews at Hastings Foreshore Reserve.” French Island is a great place to see all sorts of migratory shorebirds but you don’t have to get on a boat to enjoy them: nearly the whole of Western Port is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which means that the east coast of the Mornington Peninsula has great places to see many of the other migratory shorebirds that spend summer with us before flying back to the Arctic.


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flock to Peninsula “The best time to see shorebirds varies depending on the tide. So much of their life revolves around stacking on fat for their epic migratory flights, so when the tide is out they’ll be feeding on the little animals that live on mudflats,” Harry says. “Sometimes that’s in the middle of the day, sometimes the middle of the night.” The sad fact is that habitat loss along their migration route means each year there are fewer and fewer migratory shorebirds such as eastern curlews to be seen. Already they’ve disappeared from many places where they used to be annual visitors. In 1903, William Gillies wrote a book called Nature Studies in Australia in which he described hearing an eastern curlew calling near Dromana, but if you look on either eBird or the Atlas of Living Australia — the two most commonly used citizen science portals for birdwatchers — the most recent record of eastern curlews from anywhere near Dromana is from all the way back in 1999. “What I love most about the Mornington Peninsula is that it’s so close to my home in Melbourne, but it feels so far away,” Harry says. “I love to visit Stony Point, where on a sunny summer’s day Western Port is so blue and calm and peaceful. You can feel all the stress and noise of the city just falling off your shoulders as soon as you set eyes on the water. It’s very special.” The Eastern Curlew - The Extraordinary Life of a Migratory Bird (Affirm Press; $29.99) is available now in bookstores and online, but for your chance to win a copy, keep an eye on our Facebook page @franklyfrankston

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Kate Sears speaks to Daniel Burt about growing up in Frankston, his comedy career and what it’s like writing for television shows such as the ABC’s Hard Quiz and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.

It’s deeply rewarding to get a sense of the breadth of intelligence and passion across the country, and it’s an honour to work with Tom Gleeson and such committed and gifted writers. With the variety of special subjects it’s easy to get lost down rabbit holes, investigating the intricacies of Rolex watches or the history of the Freemasons. What other gig allows you to indulge in such disparate curiosities? Unfortunately, I now know more about The Goonies than I ever thought necessary.

What’s your education and experience? I graduated from Frankston High School, thankfully just before the advent of social media. I don’t want to romanticise the past but I long for the days of getting bullied face to face. While studying Media and Communications at Melbourne University I performed stand-up and hosted community TV and radio, and quickly got work writing TV comedy and have never looked back, mainly due to chronic neck issues. Early on I was writing for The Glass House and The Einstein Factor on ABC-TV, and lived in New York as intern in the writing department of the Late Show with David Letterman. I was Europebased entertainment correspondent for The Age, a founding writer of The Project, The Weekly and senior writer for Hard Quiz — among many other gigs the memory of which I’ve


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What do you love about Frankston? I like its remoteness from but accessibility to the city, and our proximity to the water — even if the definition of ‘water’ is stretched a bit at Kananook Creek. deliberately repressed. Where are you living? After returning from Paris I now live in Prahran, taking in the sights and sounds and unfortunate smells of Chapel St — although page 102 of the Melway is my spiritual home, and also my real home if for some reason I need to go back to live with my parents in Frankston. Could you tell us a little about your stand-up comedy show A Trip Down Memory Laneway?

Melbourne is the love of my life. And like any romance I’m obsessed with its history and spend too much time stalking people from its past. It’s easy to overlook that Melbourne is a town full of hidden intrigue with oddballs and crazy incidents around every stencil-graffitied and urine-soaked corner. The show is a unique, comedic and nostalgic celebration of the city we love. What was it like being a senior writer for Hard Quiz?

How was the Comedy Festival? I was very lucky to be doing a show about the history of Melbourne inside Tasma Terrace, a hidden room in a pop-up venue with a secret bar inside the National Trust. The only way the show could have been more Melbourne is if Sydney tried to steal it. I do talk a little bit about Frankston in the show, and people enjoy the fact that the station’s three-letter code is FKN. Just say that out loud. Even our abbreviation is trolling us.

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Reading with dogs a success story BY KATE SEARS

No child should be left behind in literacy. To make reading fun for children so they become confident, lifelong readers, Story Dogs visits primary school and allows children to read to a dog and its handler in a private, non-judgmental setting. As of last month, 1840 children Australiawide have been helped by Story Dogs. There are 366 volunteer dog teams and 220 schools are involved. The not-for-profit Story Dogs program provides well-trained dogs and their volunteer owners to assist students with their literacy skills and in many cases their emotional needs. There’s an amazing outcome when a child reads to a dog; the child’s literacy skills increase, their focus improves, and their confidence blooms. It’s the accepting, loving nature of dogs that gives the program its pure magic, helping the children open up, relax,

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promote relaxation and don’t judge, laugh or criticise, allowing the child to proceed at their own pace. It’s a program that creates a relaxed, fun space for children to practise their reading skills in a quiet area of the school grounds for 20 minutes of oneon-one time with the dog team and a book chosen to suit their reading level. When it comes to teaching children to read, there is growing evidence to suggest it can help to have kids read to a dog. There are 12 volunteer dog teams within the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area and they’re rapidly growing. Several schools have indicated that they would like multiple teams because they can see the benefits of the program reflected in their students’ confidence and progress. try harder and have fun while reading. During the session the handler will often speak through the dog, saying such things as: “Spot doesn’t understand what’s happening on this page. Can you help him out?” Here the child becomes the teacher and their confidence soars.

Story Dogs was formed by Leah Sheldon and Janine Sigley in 2009, and the Melbourne branch was launched in 2014. Believing that learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than overcoming fears is what gives Story Dogs its high success rate. The dogs are the perfect reading buddies because they

For more information about volunteering and to sponsor one of the volunteer dog teams, visit PICTURED: A student reads to Clyde and his owner, Kelly, as part of the Story Dogs literacy program.

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BY KATE SEARS Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers is a complete jewellery experience. The Anny’s motto is “You Imagine — We Create”, and that’s exactly what these master jewellers do. With 36 years’ experience and staff who are considered master gemstone setters, you can always be assured that you’ll receive a quality piece that will last a lifetime and bring you endless joy. “We do pride ourselves on the jewellery, but it’s also about the whole experience at Anny’s,” says jeweller Jonathan. “We aren’t mainstream jewellers.” Anny’s can repair, redesign or remodel your treasured piece and also stocks a range of brands, including Dora wedding bands, Peter W Beck, Nikki Lissoni, Thomas Sabo, Tesoro, Ikecho pearls, Sekonda watches and

Classique Swiss-made watches. “Jewellery is our profession, and it’s not just a job,” says owner Harry. “I have been making jewellery for a long time, I always listen to what my customer wants and bring their imagination to life – my customers’ smile when they see the finished piece is always a rewarding moment.” Anny’s brings to the Peninsula a high standard of manufacturing that is rarely seen outside of the Melbourne CBD. The finest diamonds, precious gems and most exquisite jewellery is right on your doorstep. ANNY’S MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS A: 92 Young St, Frankston W: T: 9783 6226 FB: @Annysmanufacturingjewellers E:

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Peninsula Leisure wins two prestigious Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Awards The Pines Forest Aquatic Centre has won the Facility Management Award (Seasonal) at the recent Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Awards, with Tabitha Cauchy from Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) awarded Swim Teacher of the Year.

acceptance, inclusion and enjoyment, particularly for those in our community that require the greatest assistance. Our total attendance has grown by 18% and casual attendance grew a further 8% last season, totaling 56% growth in two years,” Marc said.

It’s the second year in a row PARC has taken out the Swim Teacher of the Year category at the state’s prestigious award ceremony, and the first time the Pines has been recognised at state level for the facility’s outstanding engagement with the community and introduction of innovative new programs and events for patrons throughout the summer season.

PARC has won the state Swim Teacher of the Year award three times over the past four years.

The Pines opened its season early in November 2017, and encouraged members and visitors to reengage with its facility by introducing aqua aerobics, upgrading the change rooms with accessible facilities, and offering regular free family events and fun weekend activities (i.e. additional inflatables).

by ARV. At the Pines we are focused on delivering exceptional experiences and achieved outstanding results last summer, with the introduction of new events, including Free Family Fridays and Sunday Fun Days, in addition to reducing entry fees by 25% to ensure the facility is accessible for all,” Tim said.

Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill said the industry recognition is great reward for Frankston City Council, the hard-working Pines staff and the local community who warmly embrace the facility every summer.

The Pines Operations Manager Marc Mackellin said the team focuses on maintaining a high level of service to allow all members of the community an opportunity to engage with each other, improve their health and fitness and remain connected to their local community.

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“Our vision is to ensure that every child in Frankston City can swim by the time they reach high school so we pride ourselves on employing highly skilled and passionate swim teachers,” Tim said. “I congratulate our very own Victorian Swim Teacher of the Year Tabitha Cauchy on her state honour and for her tireless work towards assisting PARC achieve this important goal. “Tabitha is a great asset to our team, and she goes above and beyond to assist her students and colleagues. She connects and engages with everyone she meets. She is calm, adaptable, very modest and so likeable — a true quiet achiever!” The Pines will reopen on November 1. For more information on the Pines please visit and for PARC please visit

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Teach them to drive with confidence Do you have a fear of teaching your loved one to drive? Drive Skills 4 Life is all about supporting you in overcoming that fear. Drive Skills 4 Life was a finalist in the Education and Training section of the recent Peninsula Business Awards and is highly respected for its ongoing support of numerous Peninsula charities. With its exclusive new Blue P Program, Drive Skills 4 Life will re-educate and empower you to teach your nearest and dearest to drive and will be there

for you every step of the way, whether you are the supervisor or the student. You will receive a detailed booklet for each stage, including checklists, and receive ongoing support seven days a week. You’ll be brought up to speed on the road rules and be able to teach your new driver with complete confidence. Drive Skills 4 Life also has a range of other programs on offer, including anxiety support, accident confidence, seniors’ assessments, employee assessment sessions and packages for standard driving lessons.

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Although Josh Burr studied carpentry, works as subcontractor, and spends his weekends bartending in Mornington, his passion for music keeps his energy surging as he picks up a third gig, sharing his stellar voice and guitar sounds with Mornington Peninsula music-lovers. “I taught myself how to play guitar,” said Josh. “I used to just sit down and sing along while trying to figure out the chords.” The Mount Martha resident is dedicated to writing at least one song a week. He regularly has after-work jams during which he’ll strum his guitar until he finds a decent chord progression, and then he improvises some lyrics until he finds a catchy line or ‘hook’, which he then proceeds to base the rest of the song around. And his career highlight to date? He got to perform on Fox FM’s World Famous Roof Top for Tradi-oke (tradies singing karaoke)

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with Fifi, Fev and Byron. Josh rocked up not knowing what to expect and had a great time bonding with like-minded music-loving tradies, and then Brendan Fevola showed up with some beers. After sinking a few beers to kill the nerves, Josh was on stage dancing — awfully, he admits — to George Michael’s Faith. “I was having too much fun,” he said. “After leaving and visiting a pub I got a call from Fox FM to say that they’d like me back at the station by 8am. I planned to spend the night in my car but the carpark was locked. I had nowhere to sleep. So, long story short, I bar-hopped and had one of the craziest nights I’ve ever had before returning to the station sleep-deprived and a bit hungover.” Oh, and he won the Tradie-oke, picking up $5000 and a drill set to, you know, pursue his other gig. Already snowed under with commitments, he’s taking it a step further and working with Whitehorse Lane producers on his first studio recording. There will be five tracks on the album, and three will feature his lyrics and vocals. Josh plans to release an EP towards the end of the year too. While there’s a lot of hard work to be done in the meantime, he’s so keen to see the results of all of his efforts. His acoustic cover of How to Save a Life by The Fray gave us chills. Josh told us that he loves performing it because The Fray have a certain tonality to their vocals that he enjoys imitating. You’ve just got to experience it for yourself. And if you’re a music-lover you’ll agree that live music is like nothing else. “I think that when you play live you get to put more raw emotion behind the songs you play, plus there is nothing like a crowd singing along or dancing to what you are playing,” said Josh. “I just love performing, especially to supportive people.” You can catch him at Gods Kitchen in Mornington or Nature Bar Café in Frankston. Follow Josh and melt when you hear his vocals on Instagram at @ joshuajamesburr

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BY YAZMINE LOMAX After watching an ecoWhat are some simple steps to documentary that exposed the begin the journey towards zero amount of rubbish we generate waste? day to day, Erin Rhoads decided Food scraps make up a bulk of to make some changes. Five years what the garbage trucks collect later and the author, blogger, each week. Our household bins speaker and activist makes her are roughly 40-50 per cent full of own cosmetics, can fit all her food scraps. We can change this by waste in a jar, and recently making simple swaps, like cooking brought her waste-free message with our food scraps (think stocks, to Frankston at the Waste Wise jams, chutneys), getting savvy Living: A World Environment Day when we do our weekly shops, event. composting or starting a worm farm, and supporting local farmers. Why should people care about leading a waste-free life? If services like bulk food stores We can sometimes forget plastic, aren’t available locally, how most of it being single-use, won’t can readers find alternatives or break down for hundreds of years. campaign for change? It’s contributing to our everSee if you can buy larger quantities expanding landfill sites or worse of items. Choose packaging — getting into our environment. materials that have a better Over 250 species of marine life have recycling rate like paper, cardboard known to have ingested or become and metal. Pull out the Tupperware entangled in plastic. With Frankston and ask your local deli, fishmonger and the Peninsula right next to the or butcher to use your containers bay, our wasteful choices can have a rather than the plastic bag and direct contribution to this problem. paper option. Look into borrowing Reducing our reliance on plastic and sharing items with family, can prevent litter from our streets, friends, tool libraries, toy libraries parks, rivers and beaches, reduce and clothing swaps. our exposure to harmful chemicals, See more at therogueginger. result in a healthier life and even com/ save money. Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month

There could hardly be a better 90th birthday present than the story of your life written by one of your children. That’s what lifelong Chelsea resident Reginald Musgrove received from his daughter Kaye — and it’s what his wife Joyce can look forward to when she turns 90 in April next year. It all started about 10 years ago when Kaye typed up a “This is my life” book for her parents, but there were a few questions she needed their help with, such as: “What did it feel like to meet the love of your life?” and “How did it feel to become a father, grandfather and

great-grandfather?” Kaye felt the answers to such questions were vital if she was to ‘preserve’ their lives for her family and their community. The result was Always a Gentleman – A memoir of my dad Reginald Musgrove, which tells the story of a family man who has lived in the Chelsea area his whole life. His sole job was as a butcher, starting work in Chelsea after leaving school at 13 and then commencing his own business at Station St, Carrum, which continued for more than 44 years. Reginald was the 10th of 15 children, all of whom

went to Chelsea Primary School and lived and worked in the Chelsea area. As a butcher he loved meeting many local families and even taught many new wives how to cook. Reginald met Joyce more than 70 years ago when he asked his best mate to swap dates, and they’ve been together ever since. Their great-grandchildren Kayla, Ella, Will, Chloe and Frederick (pictured) visit them often. Anyone who wants to contribute to Kaye’s memoirs of Joyce, Always a Lady, or would like to purchase a copy of Always a Gentleman for $15 can contact her at or 0412 181 588. JULY 2018

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Chris committed to delivering for Dunkley Two years ago, 32-year old Chris Crewther, accompanied by wife Grace and daughter Yasmin, stepped out of the Australian Electoral Commission office in Frankston as the new Dunkley federal Liberal MP and the youngest member of the House of Representatives. Chris’s predecessor, Bruce Billson, had held the seat for 20 years, and while Chris has drawn on Bruce’s legacy, he has forged his own path and identity in working hard to deliver for the residents of Dunkley. “I’m passionate about giving the best opportunities to Dunkley locals,” Chris says. “I believe in equality of opportunity and enabling people to achieve their dreams no matter their background or where they live. One of the ways to do this is by connecting our community with the best transport, health and education infrastructure right here on our doorstep.”

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To that end, Chris has secured $228 million towards building the biggest infrastructure project in Dunkley’s history — the extension of the Metro rail line from Frankston to Baxter. As a local resident, Chris and his family also believe this area has the best of the city, the country and the coast. Chris also views fatherhood as hugely important in his role as an MP in understanding the needs of families. His particular emphasis on opportunities for young people to engage in the community has led to major advocacy and funding for sporting, education and training facilities and more. “People want the best opportunities in life for themselves, their kids, their grandkids and their families,” he says. “I’ll keep on working as hard as I can, hand in hand with the local community, to achieve this vision for them and for Dunkley.” Get in touch with Chris on 9781 2333, au or, or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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powerhouse Arriving as just a beginner 18 months ago for a ‘come and try’ session, Max Nikolic, 12, progressed quickly with the support of coach Steve Vegh. This culminated in victory at this year’s Victorian Championships in the doubles event with partner Bradley Buissink, also 12. Max also placed second in the singles event. Training four times a week and having fun too, the duo went on to compete at the National Championships in Adelaide, placing first together in the doubles and Max placing eighth in the singles. Mr Vegh is full of praise for the pair. “They are both very talented young guys dedicated to training each week and it was a big boost for our juniors,” he said. At the same event, paracanoeist Dean Garo won the 12km marathon event. It’s not the club’s first success in paracanoeing, having coached members on to the international and Olympic stage, with a very notable silver medal won at Rio in 2016 by Amanda Reynolds. “We have been coaching members with disabilities for years, helping to build their confidence and improve their co-ordination,” says Mr Vegh. He puts their success down to the club’s prime location on Patterson River, an on-site gym, and coaching staff focused on refining technique. “It has to be a structured training regimen where you are constantly pushing your body.” From juniors to seniors, the club caters to different capabilities and interests, which even includes dragon boating for breast cancer survivors. “We can get you to an Olympic level and equally cater to someone just looking to enjoy paddling recreationally.” CAMERON HOWE

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Jules Casey is at it again. Actually, to be perfectly honest, she freedives nearly every day so she never really stops to take a breath. If you missed our story on Jules in our last issue, this freediver takes amazing underwater footage with her GoPro Hero 6 after taking just one breath of air. This month she let us in on three remarkable species that are gracing Blairgowrie pier at this time of year.

BY KATE SEARS to moult, shedding their hard outer shell, and divers got to experience the phenomenon over seven to 10 days in the shallows. “We thought it had finished, then we were pleasantly surprised to discover a second group appear but out much deeper,” said Jules. “It was unusual to have two groups, and the second was bigger than the first. It’s hard to estimate but there would have been anywhere between 5000 and 10,000 spider crabs.”

Spider crabs have just finished gathering at the pier

Now, meet Crystal. She is an extremely rare albino

smooth ray. Jules captured wonderful footage of her eating spider crabs as they began moulting, sucking them up and munching on them the moment they shed their shell. This footage was passed on by her content manager, Storyful, and it made its way to National Geographic. Her dive buddy noticed Crystal while they were watching the spider crabs three years ago. She’s a shy creature who only appears at this time of year, and Jules was able to spend 30 minutes with her. At first Crystal wasn’t sure how to handle this lady with her

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camera watching her eat, and would swim away. But when she realised Jules wasn’t pursuing her, Crystal’s inquisitive nature — and, presumably, her appetite — got the better of her and she’d come swimming back. “She became so chilled out and relaxed,” said Jules. “She was extremely timid at the start.” Now, we females all know and adore the babycarrying male seahorse because he’s the most considerate partner out there, right? But did you know that the ‘love dance’ is rarely caught on camera? Jules has captured the moment not once but twice, when the male puffs out his belly to show the female that he’s the most suitable

carrier of her eggs. His colouring then changes as they dance around each other. This has been photographed before, but the transfer of eggs to the male is much harder to find and capture. “I watched the seahorses for 20 minutes; my camera battery even went dead in the end but I got it,” said Jules. “When they pass the eggs they rise to the surface slowly. The male will carry the eggs to term, which is normally about three to four weeks. Jules has recently also witnessed cuttlefish mating, Port Jackson sharks swimming near the pier, and the biggest stingrays she’s ever seen. But that’s a story for another day in the octopus’s garden under the sea.

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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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Walking through Frankstonite Brooke Todd’s living room, you may think you’re hearing voices. Squawky voices. Voices that just keep repeating themselves. And you’d be right.

Brooke lives with two talkative feathered friends who love nothing better than to chat and wave, wave and chat. Her nine-month-old blue-fronted Amazon parrot Luna wolf-whistles, asks “What ya doing?”, waves and turns around on command and could live until she is 80. Her 10-year-old mediumsize conure parrot Tookie has green cheeks, waves and turns around, bobbing her head up and down when the music starts pumping. Dancing is just her thing. Brooke loves animals and especially birds. She used to have six cockatiels and has had various budgies. She also has two horses, one of which she saved from the knackery. “Luna is a one-person bird and gets a bit funny when other people are near me. Both of them mainly eat fruits and vegetables and need lots of stimulation because they are incredibly smart birds. I’ve got their cages set up inside while it’s cold, but they fly around while I’m home. I keep them flighted; don’t clip their wings. They are flight-trained instead and come to me when I call them,” she explains. “They spend lots of time outside in the warmer months. You’ve got to watch out for lice and worms and make sure they are kept busy. They absorb everything, just like a baby. Both Luna and Tookie love playing with their toys,” she continues. There are about 30 species of Amazon parrots, while conures belong to a diverse group of long-tailed parrots. Either way, Brooke swears that the entertainment they deliver is A1 for quirky companionship — and it seems she’s right. Who’s a pretty parrot? Luna and Tookie are. Just ask Brooke!

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Precious Indigenous artefacts open a windo BY LIZ ROGERS

There was once a carnation farm near London Bridge on the Mornington Peninsula, and on that farm beneath the ancient earth was an Indigenous archaeological site of noteworthy quality. Helen Begg was an exceptional woman. She and her husband Kenneth got involved in the

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carnation-growing business in the early 1960s on their Portsea property, which encapsulated the Portsea Lagoon, and while preparing the land for planting she came across something very special: a midden and occupation site. Helen was fascinated, so much so that for a further 15 years she continued to dig and find precious remnants of an Indigenous people who once gathered by the waterhole at Portsea Lagoon to eat and connect. Stone tools, shell middens, stone axes,

hammer stones and ground stones were revealed, and Helen meticulously labelled each one and stored them downstairs in the home that is now occupied by her 80-something son Michael and his wife Judy. There were 30 or so boxes full of living Indigenous history stored by the time Helen passed. Aboriginal Victoria specialists in bone and wood came to view the collection and identified a small percentage of objects that weren’t from Bunurong country, which made sense because Helen was a spirited traveller

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ow on Portsea’s past too. They are still only halfway through analysing the collection, which has been handed back to the Bunurong people, who are the rightful owners. The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation is working with Parks Victoria to set up a cultural centre at Point Nepean where the collection could be housed.

If you hold any Indigenous collections, please contact the Bunurong Land Council in Frankston on 9770 1273. The Aboriginal Heritage Council has appointed the Bunurong council as the peak body for gathering these incredibly important compendiums.

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Influenced by his father’s bedtime storytelling and the isolation of farm life, Garry Disher decided at a young age that he wanted to become a writer. He has now written more than 50 books and gone on to become one of Australia’s best-known authors. Garry resides near Balnarring, choosing to return to the country life after growing up on a farm in South Australia. “I like the rural lifestyle,” he says. “I like living on a dirt road away from built-up urban areas. The Mornington Peninsula gives me this with

its beautiful varied landscape, and I’m always a short drive from a vineyard, a beach or the shops. If I need to go up to the city, I take the train from Frankston.” Garry gained a Bachelor’s Degree from Adelaide University and proceeded to work and travel. After returning home, he hit the books again and completed his Masters in Australian History at Monash University in Melbourne. He was also awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University in California and taught creative writing in Melbourne for many years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. Often drawing inspiration for his crime thrillers from

newspapers, Garry says: “I think writers are alert to everything around them — something someone says, something they see, something they read in the newspaper. Sometimes you have to wait for several of these ideas to come together.” Garry will be at Frankston City Library on Saturday, July 28, at 1pm as part of the Author Talks series. He credits meet-the-author sessions, workshops and festivals for assisting his career development. “The smaller festivals and talks are my preference because you can really engage with the audience and experience a friendlier atmosphere.” You can check out Garry’s extensive list of works at


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Monash Peninsula leads the way in health and research outcomes At its Peninsula campus, Monash University continues to immerse itself in the local community, working with industry partners and enhancing educational opportunity in the region. Monash experienced strong student growth this year and looks forward to this continuing in 2019 with the completion of its innovative new student accommodation.

Monash University’s leadership in paramedicine isn’t just in its education and training delivery, but also through its strong partnerships. This year Monash teamed up with the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine to host the Paramedicine Research Symposium on July 5-6, bringing together guest speakers from around the world, including academics, clinicians and students. For more information please visit Professor Terry Haines is Head of the new School of Primary and Allied Health Care for Monash University. Terry and his team will be advancing an innovative research agenda to become Australia’s leading

centre of allied health care, education and research, establishing two new centres: the Monash Addiction Research Centre and the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre. Each will leverage Monash’s partnerships with a range of healthcare services and care providers in the south-eastern region. Industry partnerships play an important role at Monash. Monash students are fortunate to benefit from more than half a million hours of placement training each year. These placements are made possible through Monash’s longstanding partnerships with local industry and government, channelling talent back into the community.

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Artist showcases work at international festival

Tyabb artist Jeanne Rachelle White has been invited to take part in the international Art Naif Festiwal in Poland. Jeanne is one of more than 30 Australians chosen by naïve artists Wayne Elliott and Marie JonssonHarrison for the festival, which is on at the Wilson Shaft Gallery in Katowice until August 10. Australia is the featured country in this year’s festival, which is one of the largest celebrations of naïve art in the world. “I am extremely proud to be representing Australia,” Jeanne said. “Naive art is not a formalised style of art; it’s actually non-traditional and non-academic. However, it beautifully expresses daily life and landscapes that are whimsical and holistic.” Over the past 20 years, the former industrial city of Katowice has been transformed into an arts destination, and the annual Art Naif Festiwal attracts more than 300 self-taught art naïf, naïve art, outsider, raw, art brut and primitive artists from around the world. In 2017 the festival also drew 30,000 visitors, transforming the city into a hive of artistic fever. Jeanne, whose work colourfully celebrates the Australian landscape and culture, follows a strong tradition of Australian naïve artists — Sam Byrne, Henri Bastin Lorna Chick, Ian Abdulla and others — who have created works that display their own personal interpretation of Australian life. This new wave of Australian naïve artists is now making its mark on an international level and informing the world of Australian landscape, culture, and story. The 30 Australian artists taking part in Art Naif Festiwal create works that depict visual narratives of life in Australia. Several have painted maps of Australia that will be displayed in Poland as part of the festival. For more, visit the festival website: art-naif-festiwal-current-edition#main_country

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You’ve bought a DSLR camera, you’ve got the lens on, you’ve switched it to Auto and got some great pictures — and some not-so-great ones. You’ve chased the kids around the yard and they’re all blurry. You’re probably frustrated right now, so this is what you can do to get good clear pictures of your children worthy of the walls. While Auto will work in most situations, it can’t always detect what you’re trying to do. Some cameras come with a Sports Mode or Scene Selection, which typically will have a sports setting. This can help in most situations. However, if you’re still having problems there is more you can do before admitting defeat. For the more experienced user, Manual mode can certainly solve most situations. You control everything. That said, even as an avid photographer I usually rely on the shutter speed mode for pictures of my children. Depending on your camera model, it can appear as an ‘S’ or ‘Tv’. In this mode, you can change the shutter speed (how fast the camera takes a photo) and the ISO (how sensitive your camera is to light). To take a step backwards, your camera needs light to produce an image. The faster you want to take a picture to prevent blurring, the less light you let into the camera. So you need to get your light from other sources. This

can be from your ISO (too high an ISO can lead to grainy pictures) or from your aperture, which narrows your depth of field — that is, how much of the picture is in focus. This is the balancing act of a photographer. Of course, if you have good sunlight or a flash, this can help to get more light in the camera for sharper pictures. Kids are fast, so your camera needs to be faster. Try turning the switch to ‘Tv’ or ‘S’ and start at 1/400s for kids playing casually. In comparison, for birds in flight it’s usually recommended to use 1/1250s. So if your kids bounce around as much as mine do, you might want to aim for a faster setting. On overcast days or inside, you will notice your pictures will become quite grainy with Auto-ISO. Sometimes it is just the trade-off you need to make for sharper pictures. However, if you are able to keep your ISO setting at 800 or less, you won’t have that grainy, pixeled look. Your focus setting is also important. Make sure you change your focus to Auto-Servo so it tracks your kids as they move. Otherwise they will be out of focus before you get a chance to take the photo. So to get those little mischief-makers in focus, try the Sports setting, or ‘Tv’/’S’ mode, and experiment between 1/400-1/1000s with Auto-ISO to start with. If you find your pictures are too grainy, then try to keep your ISO under 800. You may need to turn on some lights, use a flash or get out in the sunshine. You can follow me on Facebook @ laurenicolephotographs and Instagram @ thephotographymum

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Sharp comedy with a touch of sweetness For its second production of 2018, Frankston Theatre Group returns to what was once its permanent home before the renovations made theatrical productions problematic. Albert Nobbs, described as a Blithe Spirit for the working classes, is at once hilariously funny and sweetly touching. Albert Nobbs, by Gordon Steel, tells the story of Albert, a grumpy, dissatisfied recent retiree who finds retirement is simply something more to grumble about. His long-suffering wife, Connie, tries unsuccessfully to enthuse him. When Connie is killed in an accident, Albert’s life closes in on him. His wacky neighbour, Alice, embraces life and all its colour with a completely crass but enviable enthusiasm. Then, when Albert seems at his lowest,

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Connie comes back as a ghost to get him “sorted out”. There are laughs aplenty in Albert Nobbs; the comedy is sharp; the characters delicious. But there is also a sweetness in the script. Connie and Albert’s relationship is real; his grief at not telling her how much he cared when he had that chance is something we can all recognise. FTG life member Roy Thompson plays curmudgeonly Albert, with Mary Bedford as Connie, FTG newcomer Debra Drape as her best friend, Rose, and Susy Jones taking the role of

Alice. Robert Lister, who directed FTG’s hugely successful ‘Allo! ‘Allo! in 2016, assumes the director’s chair again for Albert Nobbs. “It has been a thrill to flex my creative muscles and have a chance to work with this small hand-picked team and work on this show,” Robert said. “I am extremely proud of my cast and can’t thank them enough for the amount of enthusiasm that they have each brought to this play. I hope you all enjoy Albert Nobbs and I look forward to seeing you at FTG’s next exciting production.”

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Hey kids, are you ready to read? BY KATE SEARS The Mayor’s Reading Challenge returns to Frankston City Libraries this August, and what better excuse is there this winter for curling up with a good book? Children up to the age of five and their families are invited to get involved. In its eighth year, the challenge supports early literacy development by challenging parents and care-givers to regularly read with their children. It’s not just a fun challenge that encourages bonding time, it also creates a positive outcome for early literacy. Research completed in Australia has found that children who are read to six or more times a week have a literacy level almost a year ahead of children who are not read to at home and are likely to learn more when they begin school. And it doesn’t stop at books — parents are encouraged to point out road signs, sing nursery rhymes, and read snippets from magazines. Everyone’s welcome to attend the launch on Tuesday, July 31, at 10.30am. Participants must register at Frankston City Libraries’ branches. For more information, go to library.frankston.vic. or phone 9784 1020.

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Anthony Christie, the head chef at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, and Derek Lyall, the dining and functions manager, have designed a new warming winter menu. There is lightly fried calamari, gnocchi, super salad, soup and sharing plates, and classic winter desserts such as pear and ginger crumble and sticky date pudding. And young art-lovers can enjoy Junior Artisan meal packs, stone-baked pizzas and cheesy nachos as well as Real Milk Shake Co. milkshakes. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until late afternoon, McClelland’s cafe is the perfect space for friends, family, community and social groups to

gather, and a popular central meeting spot between Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Guests can enjoy a scrumptious morning or afternoon tea, lunch, or a contemplative coffee overlooking sculptures and beautiful native gardens. Larger groups (over 10) and private functions can easily be accommodated with special set menus. McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery is a bespoke venue for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, product and book launches, corporate events and Christmas functions. With the Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion set to open at the end of the year, there will be even more space to enjoy. School holiday programs at McClelland

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Escape the winter chill at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery are another great way for children to explore art, ideas and express themselves creatively. The mid-year holidays were packed with children enjoying printmaking, weaving with natural materials, geometric painting and collage. Programs respond to current exhibitions and the natural bushland in a friendly and interactive setting — and they do fill up quickly, so book your place early and keep an eye on McClelland’s website for future events! MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin W: FB: McClellandSculpturePark+Gallery INSTA: mcclellandgallery

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Swing Man is a new show from multi-award-winning comedian Damian Callinan. Damian turns his unique brand of witty writing, physicality and observational humour to his personal version of a mid-life crisis. Callinan, a renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected — he suffers from OTTDS (Over-The-Top Dance Syndrome). After years of abstaining from partner dancing and

Angels brought Guy Sebastian to the Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday, June 18. An energetic crowd enjoyed reminiscing to his past hits and were delighted by new releases from his current album, Conscious, at the Guy Sebastian Then & Now 2018 Tour.

BY KATE SEARS treated to a sneak peek of his highly anticipated new material which is set to be released later this year. He was more than happy to engage with his audience — in particular some young fans in the front row, which without a doubt would have made their year!

This was the first time in two and a half years that Guy had hit the road, and we had an amazing time basking in his strong vocals and embracing the energetic atmosphere. There was euphoria and goosebumps when he shared a slide show of his kids on the big screen while belting out a new song that they had inspired. We were also

As the audience cheered and screamed for an encore, we got the chance to step back and truly appreciate the sheer size of the audience and the infatuation everyone held for the first Australian Idol winner from the 2003 season. It was clear that the Frankston Arts Centre auditorium was an ideal location for such a local icon and

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cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to swing dance! Free with the performance ticket is a swing dance workshop. You’ll not only learn to swing dance in this fun workshop but you also have the option of joining the performers on stage at the finale of the show. The workshop will be led by swing dance champion Genevieve Wallis, who is also Damian’s dance partner in the show. No experience necessary.

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strong voice. His opening act and back-up singer was none other than the lovely Aussie-born, Chicago-based singer Fatai, who Frankly Frankston spoke to for our August issue last year. Guy noted that he is a mentor for Fatai and made it known that she is unbelievably talented and an up-and-coming performer to look out for. Overall it was an outstanding performance, and we enjoyed having a journey down memory lane with the songs that have shaped his illustrious career for the past 15 years and made him one of Australia’s most enduring artists. Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month

Ten acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human, and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are. Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme, they question how much we can take as humans. They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them. Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage

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Circa’s reputation for fearless, boundary-pushing new circus is borne out in every one of its shows, which combine physical virtuosity with an expressive humanism, and its latest show Humans is no different.


Circus like you’ve never seen before

“Stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics” ArtsHub

is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. Glimpse their humanity as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human. Humans is on Wednesday, August 22, at 8pm at Frankston Arts Centre. Tickets: $27-$50; bookings: 9784 1060 or 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 Oak Hill Gallery: every Thurs in July; printmaking classes with Yvonne Watson; 10am-noon; $25 per class (members) & $35 (non-members); 100 Mornington Tyabb Rd

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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

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Heritage steam train trips: Mornington Railway, 460 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc; au; 1300 767 274 UNTIL SUNDAY JULY 22 Horizon by Peter Coad: long-time Manyung exhibitor; Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza; 9787 2953;

UNTIL SATURDAY AUGUST 4 Yannick Bauer: North to South Passage: Australia’s beaches & Europe’s mountainscapes and buildings seen through photographs; Frankston Arts Centre Atrium Gallery, 27/37 Davey St, Frankston Mangkaja Arts: Works on Paper: artists share stories about culture and identify through imagery and paintings; Frankston Arts Centre Atrium Gallery, 27/37 Davey St, Frankston UNTIL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Mornington Peninsula Writing Prizes 2018: offered by Frankston Writers Block; entries close today; edgearts.; email SATURDAY JULY 14 Psychic Development Workshop: experience your aura, chakra healing etc; 1-5pm; 23 Stornoway Drive, Baxter; $70;

La Petite Mort – Frankston Arts Centre, 7.30pm, tix $30-$44,, 9784 1060

Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge, Kim’s second memoir, free, bookings essential. whats_on SATURDAY-SUNDAY JULY 14-15 Frankston MS 24-Hour MegaSwim – join in the fun at PARC, 16N Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

THURSDAY JULY 19 Author Talk with Kim Hodges: Girl Over the Edge: Mornington Library, 2.30-3.30pm, free, bookings essential, 5950 1230 FRIDAY JULY 20 National Pyjama Day: The Pyjama Foundation; register your workplace, school or childcare centre for National Pyjama Day; nationalpyjamaday. com; donate the-pyjama-foundation

The Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition: opening night Friday at 7pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm; Derinya Primary School, Frankston South; artists-in-residence JULY 20 - SEPTEMBER 9 2018 National Works on Paper: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,, 5950 1580

SATURDAY-SUNDAY JULY 21-22 Kineasy Intro Course: eye-opening & inspiring weekend of learning about healing; The Garden Frankston, 4 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston MONDAY JULY 23

Lions Club of Karingal Information Day: open to public, people invited to join; Lutheran Church Hall, 86 Karingal Drive, Frankston THURSDAY JULY 26 Peninsula Grammar presents LIOR: nominated for three ARIAs incl best male artist & Triple J Album of the Year, Peninsula Grammar, 20 Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza, 7-8.30pm, tix $25, Speed Dating – 40-50-year-olds, 7-10pm, One Pear Tree, 372 Nepean Highway, Frankston, register at Living LGBTIQ – Training for Community Groups: group discussions, stories and latest research; all welcome; lunch included; 9.45am, start 10am-1.15pm; bookings essential: FRIDAY JULY 27 Fashion for a Cause: Clothes 4 U Fundraiser: hosted by SMART Business Solutions & Clothes4u Inc.; 6-9pm; Mount Eliza Scout Hall, 4 Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza; tix $20 incl wine & finger food; smartbusinesssolutions. FRIDAY JULY 27-SATURDAY JULY 28 Albert Nobbs: Frankston Theatre Group; 8pm; bookings: 1300 665 377 & trybooking/frankstontheatregroup; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Place, Frankston SATURDAY JULY 28 Crime writer Garry Disher: meet the

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author talk; free; bookings essential; library.; Frankston Library; 60 Playne St, Frankston SUNDAY JULY 29 National Tree Day: plant trees, shrubs and grasses; Overport Park, 159 Overport Rd, Frankston South

South Sea Roller Derby Intake Fun Day: get fit, make friends, have fun and be fierce; SSRD’s Freshie Intake; 5-8pm; Sk8House, 3/2 Amayla Cres, Carrum Downs TUESDAY JULY 31 Woodleigh School Information Session – 7.30pm,

Mayor’s Reading Challenge Launch: Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY AUGUST 1 - 3 Woodleigh School Campus Tour: book at

THURSDAY AUGUST 2 Start Me, Grow Me: Small Business Forum: get direct access to local, state and federal government agencies and business advisors; Frankston City Council, 30 Davey St, Frankston

FRIDAY AUGUST 3 Michael Cormick: This is the moment: 10.30am & 1.30pm; $21; Frankston Arts Centre; thefac.

FRIDAY- SATURDAY AUGUST 3-4 Albert Nobbs: Frankston Theatre Group; 8pm; bookings: 1300 665 377 & trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Place, Frankston SATURDAY AUGUST 4 Danish Crime Author Sissel-Jo Gazan: novelist and biologist, combining science & literature;

1pm; free; bookings essential – library.frankston.; Frankston Library; 60 Playne St, Frankston Artist Talks with Cameron Robbins, Rosie Weiss & Kylie Stillman: 2-4pm; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd; mprg.

Chakra Healing Kinesiology: two-day course to delve into the basics; $550, bythebaykinesiology.; The Garden Frankston, 4 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston SUNDAY AUGUST 5 Albert Nobbs: Frankston Theatre Group; 2pm; bookings: 1300 665 377 & trybooking/ frankstontheatregroup; The Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Place, Frankston TUESDAY AUGUST 7 Baby Makes 3: a parent group program to support & guide first-time parents; Frankston North Maternal Health Centre; 25 Jenkens St, Frankston North WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 Mornington Peninsula Choral Festival – Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, 7pm, tix $7.50-$10, Toorak College Open Day: discover Toorak College; Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza; register via

Mumpreneurs: Making a Profit from your Passion: make your dream of running a successful home-based business a reality; 9.3011.30am; Functions By The Bay; Plowman Place, Frankston THUR AUGUST 9 – SAT SEPTEMBER 29 The Local Tales from a Suitcase exhibition – Mezzanine Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre,

SUNDAY AUGUST 12 Hey Boss: Swing Man: comedy & dance; 7.30pm; $30-$44; Frankston Arts Centre; thefac. Immersive Science II: Revealing the Invisible Universe: explore the universe with groundbreaking virtual reality technology; 1.30pm; free; bookings essential, library.frankston.vic.; Frankston Library; 60 Playne St, Frankston

TUESDAY AUGUST 14 Introduction to Volunteering Session – Impact Volunteering hosts Dress for Success, 10-11am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 Mumpreneurs: Increase Your Visibility: discover the keys to traditional marketing; 9.30-11.30am; Functions By The Bay; Plowman Place, Frankston

SATURDAY AUGUST 18 Bursary Winners’ Concert: Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington; free concert & free parking;

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 Introduction to Volunteering Session – Impact Volunteering host Whitelion, 10-11am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential info@ 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, More Free Listings on our website

Markets 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 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 Little Flamingo Design Market: first Sunday of month, 9am1pm, Langwarrin Community Hall, Langwarrin JULY 2018

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Derinya exhibition attracts artists from near and far Sicario: Day of the Soldado Showing at Hoyts, Wells St, Frankston

The Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition is an annual pop-up gallery event showcasing the talents of emerging and established national and local artists at the Derinya Primary School in Frankston South. This celebrated and well-supported exhibition, now in its 39th year, is very highly regarded both by artists and the general public, and its popularity among artists has led to it becoming a firmly established and significant event on the Peninsula’s art calendar. The Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition had its beginnings when the school’s PTA was looking for new fundraising ideas and undertook the extremely brave and innovative move to stage an exhibition — not one showcasing students’ work but one featuring mainly local artists including painters, craftspeople, sculptors and jewellery-makers. From its humble beginnings in the hallways, library and some classrooms stripped bare of all signs of regular school activities, the exhibition now sees the Derinya Basketball Stadium transformed into a pop-up art gallery, complete with its very own cafe. Since its inception, the Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition has featured the work of well-known, highly acclaimed and successful local, interstate and overseas artists. As a result of the dedication and commitment to excellence of the hardworking committee members, the Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition has displayed huge growth and has become highly regarded among artists and the public alike for its professional display of quality art pieces. This year the Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition will hold its opening night on Friday, July 20, at 7pm, and the exhibition will continue on Saturday, July 21, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, July 22, from 10am-4pm. For more details, go to artists-in-residence

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2015’s Sicario was always going to be a hard act to follow, especially without director Denis Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins, actress Emily Blunt and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (deceased).  For the most part, returning screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) weaves a compelling tale. When an Islamic terrorist blows himself up at the US-Mexican border, followed by the suicide bombing of a Kansas City grocery store, the Secretary of Defence (Matthew Modine) calls on Matt Graver (Josh Brolin reprising his role), a US Government agent who specialises in Black Operations and has a particular palate for torture.  We quickly learn that the recent suicide bombers were trafficked across the border by the cartels, and the unseen American President wants to reclassify these cartels as terrorist organisations in order to open up more brutal forms of recourse. Graver’s mission is double-edged: incite a fully-fledged war between the cartels in order to disrupt the human trafficking racket which is allowing jihadists to slip across the border into the United States. Re-teaming with Benicio Del Toro’s elusive hitman Alejandro, an operation is set in place to kidnap the 16-year-old daughter of a cartel kingpin and implicate a rival gang. Best known for his work on Italian television’s excellent Gomorrah, director Stefano Sollima proves himself worthy of helming this standalone anthology film.

While atmospherically Sicario: Day of the Soldado lacks the relentless dread of its predecessor, it does deliver a mature midbudget thriller let down only by an implausible Hollywood ending delivered to further extend the franchise. SCOTT JACKSON HHHH

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Includes 20% off retail at Wellness The Children of Ghana Charity Ball for 2018 kicked off with pre-dinner performances on Saturday, June 16 at the Frankston Arts Centre. A four-course meal, complimentary drinks, live and silent auctions, door prizes and a raffle kept guests entertained in between hitting the dance floor. It was all to support children living in poverty in Ghana. Photos: Chendelle Kolasa

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Access to therapists available to all The Active Health and Well-being program at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital ensures access to therapists is open to everyone, whether you’re privately insured or not. You can access experienced rehabilitation health professionals using private insurance ‘extras’ cover, or via a referral from your GP for chronic disease management schemes. TAC, WorkCover or self-funding patients are also welcome. Programs available are: • Dietitian Services • Exercise Physiology • Hydrotherapy • Occupational Therapy • Physiotherapy • Speech Pathology • Women’s & Men’s Health The hospital’s modern consulting rooms are equipped to provide the best possible care with some programs offered in its rehabilitation gyms and hydrotherapy pool. Their physiotherapists assist people affected by accident, injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise; manual therapy; education and advice. They maintain health for adults by helping patients manage pain and prevent disease. Women’s and Men’s Health is provided by experienced physiotherapists who have specialist knowledge in this area. A variety of conditions are assessed and treated for incontinence and bladder/ bowel dysfunction to musculoskeletal complaints of the pelvis using the latest in technology, such as real-time ultrasound.

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Exercise physiologists design safe and effective exercise programs specifically for an individual to ensure maximum performance. They also work with people affected by acute or chronic medical conditions after injury, trauma or disability. Occupational Therapy enables people to participate in their activities of everyday life. Whether it is by a specific exercise program, use of assistive devices or modifying the way we do things, Occupational Therapy provides a practical approach to making life easier. Services such as dietetics, speech pathology and

hydrotherapy complete the comprehensive services now available. Please call 9788 3331 to inquire and make an appointment. Chronic disease management schemes will require a GP referral/management plan. ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL A: 255-265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston T: 9788 3333 W: FB: SJOGFrankston

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Last year, 2187 people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula heard the words “You have cancer”. So this September help Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life celebrate its 15th year of raising money to find a cure for cancer so others in our community don’t have to hear those words. Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life is an overnight team walk that has raised more than $1.2 million for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, support, information and prevention programs. The relay celebrates cancer survivors and carers, remembers loved ones taken by cancer, and includes activities that promote ways in which we can all fight back against cancer. Relay For Life is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level.

This year’s Relay For Life will be held on the weekend of September 22-23 at Ballam Park, with teams taking turns to walk or run the athletics track. It begins with an opening ceremony at 4pm on Saturday as cancer survivors and carers take centre stage to do the opening lap before enjoying a special afternoon tea. At 8pm a candlelight ceremony is held to celebrate loved ones who have survived or succumbed to cancer. Candle bags with personal messages line the track and light the way for the overnight walk.

Midnight heralds the start of the 42.2km marathon for the super-fit; for those not quite at that level, there’s a half-marathon or team marathon starting at 1am. The closing ceremony at 11am on Sunday wraps up the event, with organisers thanking the

volunteers and the community for making Relay For Life possible. When not walking, participants can enjoy the relay atmosphere and festivities, with entertainers, games, team activities and food vendors to keep everybody going for the 19 hours. So come and have some fun, celebrate our cancer survivors and carers and raise vital money for Cancer Council Victoria by starting or joining a team in the Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life. Cancer never rests, and for that reason neither will Relay For Life. Go to, email or phone the supporter care team on 1300 656 585 today.

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Endermologie puts an end to cellulite Peninsula Endermologie owner Niamh Hislop knows that endermologie works. A former senior cosmetic nurse for The Harley Medical Group (the UK’s leading cosmetic clinic), she has witnessed its benefits first-hand. “After I had my second child my legs badly needed some TLC, so I went looking for the only solution I know that works to get rid of cellulite. I couldn’t believe endermologie wasn’t available on the Peninsula. Endermologie has been used all over the world for more than 30 years. “The gentle mechanical massage reduces the appearance of cellulite and unwanted fat deposits with zero risk and no downtime. Many women believe there’s nothing they can do about cellulite and stubborn fat and often resign themselves to

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covering up their bodies, so there’s nothing more satisfying to me than seeing my clients get their confidence back and wearing their shorty-shorts again.” Endermologie also delivers anti-ageing facials and is effective in the treatment of scars, post-op swelling and bruising, fluid retention, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, muscle spasms and delayed onset muscle soreness. To find out more, call Niamh (“Neve”) today. PENINSULA ENDERMOLOGIE WELLNESS CENTRE & CELLULITE SOLUTIONS A: 120 Humphries Rd, Mount Eliza M: 0434 946 209 W: FB: peninsula.endermologie

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BY KATE SEARS ‘Prana’ means “vital energy”, and ‘yama’ means “control”. In this class at Yogaharta, clients will practise different controlled breathing techniques in a seated position. Teachers Cody Felmingham (owner Ruth’s son) and Miroslav Petrovic will demonstrate techniques to help purify your respiratory system and aid in healing your body and mind. Simply put, pranayama prepares you for meditation as it teaches you to focus on your

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breath and to turn your absentminded shallow breathing into deeper breathing. “It will make a huge difference to how you feel and you can apply it to stressful situations during your day,” said Ruth. “It can be hugely powerful for people with anxiety and depression, as it calms you down and brings you in touch with yourself.” New clients are treated to a special deal. For $25 they receive

unlimited access to the studio for 14 days. Pranayama classes are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6pm.



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after 50 years Frankly Frankston Magazine’s editor, Kate Sears, delves into the history of the Pink Ladies, Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group, and explains how her great-grandmother started it all in April 1968.

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Edna Vincent joined Frankston Hospital in 1951 as a member of the Frankston Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a group of doctors’ wives that focused on fundraising. Her association with the hospital began in November 1941 when her husband, Dr Frank Vincent, became a member of its founding committee. In 1952, Edna became president of the auxiliary. While dining with friends, an American guest suggested to Edna the idea of a hospital auxiliary with volunteer workers. After putting the concept forward to the hospital matron, she was refused until 1968, when the matron at the time, Jean

Sutcliffe, asked Edna for some voluntary helpers. Lightening the workload of nurses and brightening up the lives of patients became a passion for Edna and her merry band of volunteers. Fast-forward to 1982, and Edna had 200 or so dedicated members and had succeeded in raising millions of dollars for the hospital via raffles, operating two hospital kiosks, hiring televisions, street collections, stalls and an annual fete. The money raised then funded building projects and patient care equipment. Celebrating its 50th year in service this year, this new auxiliary became fondly known as the Pink Ladies Auxiliary because the 15 founding members were given a distinctive cheerful uniform consisting of a floral pink dress, with white shoes and later a pink cape. These chirpy ladies in pink would help carry out

PICTURED LEFT: Laraine McIntyre (seated) and Helen Joy with the photo of Edna Vincent displayed at the Pinkies at the main entrance to Frankston Hospital. PICTURED RIGHT: Some of the team pictured with Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy, photo by Yanni Everything we love about Frankston, fresh every month



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Certificate III in Individual Support services within the hospital to assist staff and patients with tasks such as folding linen, delivering newspapers, escorting new patients to their wards, delivering and maintaining patients’ flowers and so much more. Their help was truly invaluable. Edna was awarded the MBE in 1964 for her outstanding services to the community. The Pinkies have also enjoyed visits from premiers and health ministers, and won the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Award in the Metropolitan Volunteer Team of the Year Icon category, and a 2010 Minister for Health Award for Volunteering in the Most Outstanding Team Achievement Award category. Edna spread the concept of Pink Ladies to at least 15 other hospitals

and remained president of the Pink Ladies’ Auxiliary for 31 years until her death in 1999. Frankston Hospital has been able to continually grow and provide a high standard of patient care to the community thanks to Edna’s band of volunteers from past to present. Their dedication, support and tireless efforts are truly amazing, and they’ve raised a remarkable $8 million since day dot. The current president is Pauline Ellerby, and the Frankston Pink Ladies has 68 members who focus on the running of the kiosk as their main source of income. If you are interested in volunteering at Peninsula Health, contact the volunteer team on 9788 1536 or email volunteers@phcn.

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Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community. If it’s something you’ve always been interested in but aren’t sure how to get started, then Impact Volunteering’s Introduction to Volunteering sessions are designed to help. Impact Volunteering supports volunteer organisations to find the right volunteers for their needs through its volunteer matching service. Each month, a volunteer organisation attends Impact Volunteering’s regular introduction session to speak about the work it does in the community, the vital role volunteers play and how you can get involved. Coming up in August, the Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club will be sharing everything there is to know about volunteering with the club. Legacy is a uniquely Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of families after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. The Mornington Peninsula club was formed in 1995 and currently cares for more than 1200 widows and 20 other dependants on the Peninsula. To find out more about volunteering

for Legacy during its major Legacy Week campaign in September this year, or for more information about the many other volunteering opportunities available to you, join Impact Volunteering on Tuesday, August 14, from 10-11am at the Frankston Library or visit IMPACT VOLUNTEERING A: 20 Ebdale St, Frankston W: FB: @ImpactVolunteering INSTA: @impactvolunteering

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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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A CHAT WITH OUR FOOD, WINE & DINING EXPERTS Yeonju Lee – Geonbae, 4 Kananook Creek Blvd, Frankston Please describe your menu selections at Geonbae. My favourite menu is barbecue. I like to convey the traditional Korean barbecue flavour. We want our customers to have fun at the table, enjoy the taste and have an amazing meal. What makes you different? The World Health Organization introduced Korean food as a nutritionally balanced model. Bibimbap, which is one of the biggest sellers on the menu, is healthy, natural food (with a) variety of fresh ingredients. The barbecue is prepared with special Korean traditional marinades. In the Korean fried chicken dish you will be able to taste high-quality chicken flavours that are different from those of other fast-food restaurants with an emphasis on keeping the outside crisp and the inside moist. The front-of-house staff (serve) the guests in a professional and friendly manner while explaining a little about Korean culture and food.

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Our wish is for guests to leave feeling enlightened and content. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I like to see my friends and try new restaurants. While Korean cuisine is my favourite, it is good to experience various countries’ food because we are in Melbourne where various cultures co-exist. I go to church to recover my exhausted mind, travel to enjoy the wonderful scenery, and relax and sing while playing the piano. What advice do you have for an aspiring chef? It takes a lot of time and effort to become an expert. Take your time to learn and be patient. And be prepared to do various things, not just cooking. I sometimes do the dishes and trim many vegetables. Cleaning is the same with all the staff. Remember, it’s not just all roses.

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Guildford’s Restaurant Cafe in Seaford has become the place to be. People have fallen in love with the decor and vibrant environment, calling it their “special place” and saying the area has needed something like this for years.  Owner Guildan and her partner Jon have put their creativity to work, taking the well-known and loved Florist at Seaford to a whole new level. After growing up in a family-owned restaurant and enjoying an early career in hospitality, it was always Guildan’s dream to have a cafe alongside her successful florist’s shop, which was just two doors up from Guildford’s. Now she runs this busy 120-seater restaurant cafe in Seaford.

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The humble team at Guildford’s love what they do, and their passion is reflected in their food. Guildan and her husband have a Turkish background, and Guildford’s has a beautiful balance of Mediterranean, Turkish and Middle Eastern

cuisine. They also host spectacular themed dinners, promoting world cuisine with set menus, live music, shows and traditional dance, all of which will have you feeling like you’ve left the country!  The atmosphere is delicately dazzled with Turkish Moroccan lamps, authentic evil eyes, giftware and Turkish patterns. You could spend hours taking in all the details, yet it blends perfectly together. Other features include an inviting open fireplace, a world wine bar, local and Mediterranean beers, a courtyard, a semi-private dining area, a smoking area, a dog-friendly area, free Wi-Fi, specialty coffee, home-made baklava, authentic Turkish delight, lowgluten options, a vegan/vegetarian menu, a florist’s shop and a gift shop.  Take a drive to Seaford and experience this hidden gem for yourself — you’re sure to be impressed.  GUILDFORD’S RESTAURANT CAFE A: 132 Nepean Highway, Seaford T: 8774 6044 FB: Guildfords3198 INSTA: guildfords_restaurant_cafe

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Traditional Mediterranean food, with vibrantly creative decor, a wine bar, outdoor seating, fire place, semi-private dining area, functions, catering and free Wi-Fi. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch 7 days a week! Dinner on Thursdays, Friday's & Saturdays! 132 Nepean Hwy, Seaford 8774 6044

eats & drinks Eeny Meeny has become an institution for groove-inspired foodloving folk after almost six years of dishing up delectable delights in Frankston. Trailblazing the way for the area’s thriving hospitality scene, this not-so-teeny deliverer of flavourbusting sensations is renowned for offering consistently great coffee and creative meals that punters love.

indulge in an afternoon caffeine hit with a sweet treat on the side? This thriving Frankston venue is currently planning to kick off special evening dinner events soon and expand its functions and catering services — stay tuned! But for now Eeny Meeny is open from 8am until 3pm seven days a week. It’s fully licensed and serves an all-day menu too.

Co-owners Robbie and Sandra are very excited for the positive changes that have been happening in Frankston. “The face of Frankston has improved so much. We’re loving that Frankston’s coming along in leaps and bounds, and we’re really proud of the little community of foodies and coffee lovers we’ve created here in Young St.” Unmatched experience and exceptional customer service are what’s in store in this gem of an eatery where friends are made over great food and coffee. Fresh and creative weekly specials by chef Robbie Wright are a feature and a favourite with locals and visitors, and the secluded courtyard — among the prettiest on the Peninsula — is available for private functions and events. Why not take your time over an Eeny Meeny weekend brunch or

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eats & drinks Organisers of the second annual black tie fundraiser for the H-ELP Foundation have extended a big “thank you” to all who attended and helped raise much-needed money for elephant conservation projects in Asia. Photos: Tanya Fry



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Queen’s Birthday weekend saw the sixth Mornington Winter Music Festival weave its way throughout Main St and surrounds. The town was buzzing on the Saturday and Sunday with six music zones and many venues pumping with live acts combining local and interstate artists. We can’t wait for next year! Photos: Tanya Fry

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Mr. Frank’s is one of Frankston’s most iconic cafes. Its floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views over Kananook Creek and across Port Phillip Bay, creating a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere and making it a great place to meet family, friends or business colleagues. Try a Monte coffee for a rich, smooth, fullbodied flavour or select from a stunning range of black, green or herbal teas for a sensory sensation. The food is smart and contemporary, making it perfect for any time, and ranges from sandwiches, rolls and sweet and savoury pastries to more substantial meals. There’s a large variety of cakes to tempt you, including glutenfree options, and catering is available. Mr. Frank’s café is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am-4pm on the upper level of the South East Water building at 101 Wells St, Frankston. Phone 9783 9764.

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Property of the month Supreme seclusion and a central location unite in this appealing townhouse with a delightful courtyard just five minutes from Frankston.

The double-storey townhouse boasts a northerly orientation and a landscaped, wrap-around courtyard with an inviting wide-plank alfresco merbau deck and merbau bench seating. The single garage has a remote-controlled door and secure internal access, and there’s a designated parking bay and an adjacent visitor’s park.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom domain at 28/95 Ashleigh Ave occupies a secure position at the rear of a boutique townhouse and villa development, with an onsite pocket park just one door away. This is a quiet, low-maintenance lifestyle close to schools, shops, bus stops and reserves.

The generous ground-floor kitchen includes a stainless steel oven and dishwasher and a gas cooktop. A handy laundry and downstairs toilet, a living room and a tiled meals space with a courtyard outlook complete this level. The first-floor accommodation includes a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in robe and split

system heating/cooling plus two secondary bedrooms with built-in robes. A large double vanity semi-ensuite with a separate bath tub and shower plus a separate toilet accommodates busy families with ease. Other appointments include ducted heating, security doors, a covered entrance porch and more, making this an excellent first home, downsizing opportunity or investment. HARCOURTS CENTRAL A: 4/454 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 1300 503 000 FB: harcourtscentral3199 INSTA: harcourts_central

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Sam’s the man for the job

If you’ve been reading Frankly Frankston since we launched in July 2016, you will no doubt recognise this face. It’s Sam Elaridi. And he wished us a happy second birthday — aww, what a gem! Sam, of Bayssour Painting & Decorating, specialises in transforming homes and properties inside and out. With more than 30 years’ experience, Sam’s your man whether the job involves a new building,

a renovation or a refresher.

His work comes with a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee. “I can also give advice if needed on new trends and fashions, colours and what will look good,” Sam says. “I can handle larger projects with a team of trusted contractors to assist when needed too.” Bayssour Painting & Decorating services houses and commercial properties from Portsea to Melbourne. Call today for your free quote. BAYSSOUR PAINTING & DECORATING M: 0414 741 203

SERVICES INCLUDE: Leaking shower specialist

Silicone seals replaced

Indoor & outdoor tile cleaning & sealing

Damaged tiles replaced

Pre-sale makeovers

Cracked acrylic shower bases & Bathtubs repaired

Mouldy showers re-grouted

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The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society will mount a photographic exhibition at the Coolart Heritage Homestead in Somers from July 16-August 12 in the lead-up to Science in the Park. This display of members’ photos will feature a selection representing all aspects of astrophotography, including spectacular wide field shots of the Milky Way, eclipses, comets, views of the Sun through solar filters, shots of the moon and planets, nebulae and galaxies seen through telescopes, and auroras. Also on display will be various items of astronomical paraphernalia. Science in the Park takes place on Sunday, August 12, as part of Science Week and members will be on hand to talk to visitors about the exhibition and the club’s activities. There will also be scientific demonstrations on show in the park grounds as well as free science activities for all ages. The exhibition is sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and PrimeSCI! Coolart Wetlands and Homestead is at Lord Somers Rd, Somers (Melway ref: 193 J9). For more information, go to

Do you want to REDUCE your energy bills? Upgrade to LED Lights FREE with a local, trusted electrician Huddo’s Electrical Services, a locally owned family business with over 30 years’ experience, can fit your LED lights for you at no cost – it is part of the Victorian Government rebate scheme. They can also change your dimmable halogen lights. You can save up to 88% on your electricity bill by making the switch. Contact Peter today for friendly, reliable and prompt service. Accredited under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target.

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Whisper Cellular Blinds by Dollar Curtains + Blinds are more than your average blind. Their unique cellular construction creates its own layer of insulation by allowing air to be trapped within each cell, resulting in savings of up to 32 per cent on heating costs compared with a standard roller blind. Not only can you enjoy these insulation benefits and energy savings through winter but also through summer whereby the summer heat is reduced, saving you up to 32 per cent more on your cooling costs. Along with the energy efficiency benefits, Whisper Cellular Blinds also have no visible seams, cords or cord holes, creating a beautiful, streamlined solution. They are also available in a variety of easy-to-use and child-safe operating systems and specialised shapes, including a

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skylight system, providing the ideal solution for your windows. They have slimline hardware that minimises light gaps and maximises views when drawn open. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has specialised in manufacturing custom blinds for more than 50 years, all made right here in Melbourne. Check out Dollar Curtains + Blinds on Instagram for ideas on how window coverings can truly transform your home!

Visit DC+B’s new flagship store at Store 15, Kingston Central Plaza, 288 Centre Dandenong Rd, Mentone, just next to Moorabbin airport. Call the team on 9566 8200 for your free in-home measure and quote. Alternatively contact the Mornington team on 5975 3655 or drop by the showroom at Shop C4, Peninsula Home, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington.

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Brush up on ways to save our possums BY LIZ ROGERS

Brushtail and ringtail possum numbers are falling because of urbanisation. AWARE Wildlife Rescue president Sharon Bondy suggests what we can do to help these Australian natives survive and thrive. “Valuing native wildlife in our suburbs is important. Seeing possums not as invasive pests that need to be eradicated but as part of Australian life is key to their survival. In the last 12 months AWARE Wildlife Rescue have tended to nearly 500 possums. Many have been negatively impacted by urban development, which reduces food sources and places for them to nest. As their habitat is fragmented, increased numbers of possums are being hit by cars as they are forced to cross roads in the search for food. Many become malnourished, then can’t produce milk for their babies, or they become prey for foxes, dogs and cats.” One thing we can do to help

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is plant natives like eucalypts, bottlebrushes, tea-trees, banksias, lilly pillys, grevilleas, and wattles in our gardens. Not only will the possums have the correct food source, they’ll have housing too. If they’re in your roof, you could provide a nest box and place it in a tree close to your roof. “You can obtain instructions on how to construct a nest box or where to find a nest box supplier from AWARE Wildlife Rescue or from DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning). Possums are territorial, so if one adopts the nest box it is likely to keep others away from your roof and garden area,” continues Sharon. Remember, brushtail and ringtail possums are Australian native nocturnal species. Become aware of how to live with them before they disappear. For ever. AWARE WILDLIFE RESCUE Emergency Hotline: 0412 433 727 E: W: FB: AWARE wildlife INSTA: @AWAREWildlifeRescue

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