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Stacey’s story a real inspiration

As part of a three-week campaign, Frankston Business Network partner Bayside Centre held a Creating Change charity lunch on May 24 to raise awareness of and money for the homeless. Raising over $20,000 in much needed funds for Community Support Frankston over the whole campaign was an amazing result by Bayside Centre.

grow up with, and was brought up in a Housing Commission property. From a very unstable and violent childhood, it could be assumed that she’d end up on the streets, in jail, a victim of drugs or even dead.

Carrum Downs local and guest motivational speaker Stacey Currie spoke with high energy and resonated with the audience exceptionally well. Guests might not have expected to hear such a troubling story from an author (she wrote The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Can Too in an impressive six months), a busy mother of five and a successful businesswoman, but Stacey is a survivor of homelessness and hardship. She spoke about her experiences with refreshing humour and honesty, including embarrassing photos to boot. With a detailed telling of her rags-to-riches life, she touched everyone’s hearts. She refutes the notion that homeless people don’t try to change their lives or have no chance to.

She explained how she’s repeatedly asked how she managed to overcome many risk factors, and how she continues to juggle life with five children (meal prepping included) and a successful career. Her answer? “Don’t overcomplicate things; that’s the best advice I can give.”

At a young age her future was looking far from positive. A child abuse survivor, Stacey was pregnant at 15, homeless at 19 with two babies, and suffered domestic abuse at 21 with three kids to care for. Stacey had no mother to

This remarkable young woman has defied the odds and is so passionate about helping others achieve their goals.

After extensive counselling with a lady she could really relate to, and her own ambition to not accept this was how her life would continue to be, she began to rebuild her life.

In 2011 Stacey was nominated for a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award. How? By defying the odds and following her passion, she turned her friend’s small printing business into a multi-million-dollar company. With no sales experience, just a serious motivation to achieve results, Stacey helped a small business that was bringing in $100 in sales a month make $100,000 a month.

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Pyjama Angels are saints who let you stay in your PJs all day, right? Wrong. In fact, they are volunteers from the community who are screened, trained and supported to create positive relationships with children in care. This in turn empowers the children to learn, establish life skills and grow their confidence.

Angels have been trained since 2004, and you can be one too. With many Peninsula events occurring, there’s no excuse to not rock your onesie on the street to support the cause.

Currently there are more than 53,000 children in Australia living in foster care - more than double the number from 10 years ago. Only 13 per cent of these kids will complete their VCE without further support and it is estimated that half of those who are required to leave care at 18 will either be homeless, in prison or a new parent within their first 12 months of being out on their own.

Beach Lane in Carrum will hold its 7th Seasonal Festival on July 21-23, with the theme “Happy Healthy Families”. This event will support the Pyjama Foundation’s National Pyjama Day on Friday, July 21, and gold coin donations will be collected over the whole weekend. On National Pyjama Day everyone is invited to wear their pyjamas to a movie night. The Pyjama Angels will also provide a wide range of kids’ activities in the café on July 22.

This is where this angelic charity comes into play. It implements the Love of Learning Program, a learningbased mentoring program for children in care. These cherubs visit foster children in their home for about an hour a week and focus on teaching them basic numeracy, and how to read and write. This is complemented and reinforced with love and support to make sure that children in the system don’t fall behind academically. The Pyjama Foundation is the only service of its type supporting children in care. More than 5000 Pyjama



Have you seen football players wearing pyjamas to training? Well, on Thursday, July 20, you can tick it off your bucket list as you watch the Chelsea Heights football team run around the oval in their flannies and fluffy dressing gowns during night training.

Thousands of schools, businesses and community groups will be encouraged to stay in their PJs on July 21 to show support for The Pyjama Foundation’s work with Australian children in foster care. You don’t even have to dress up for the occasion, just come on down. For more information and to register for Pyjama Day head to www.

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That stereotype that ‘blondes are dumb’ is barked at by Eldo Hawking. Not just a pretty face, Eldo can do countless tricks, from the standard commands - sit, shake, roll over - to the not-so-standard - fist bump (his nose to your fist), hug, bark on command, knowing the names of his toys and ringing a bell when he needs the little boys’ room. This golden child learnt the basic tricks in a week, but the more complex ones can take three or four weeks (still a remarkable feat) and he’s rewarded with chicken, liver treats or dehydrated sweet potato. When the more complicated tricks are performed, Eldo receives a highly-regarded treat of hard cheese (think cheddar and gruyère) from owners Caroline and Rob.

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BY KATE SEARS “He will do anything for cheese,” says Caroline. This pooch is a high-achieving golden retriever puppy from Frankston South who loves his belly rubs and insists on all dogs joining him for a play. And even when the older dogs have no interest, he doesn’t give up easily.

it came to a name for their dog. ‘Hawking’ comes from another genius - yes, Stephen Hawking - as Rob is a science nerd.

Caroline and Rob were enjoying posting photographs of Eldo on their personal Instagrams, but the Eldo-centric posts were so well received that they decided to make an Instagram all of his own. From this they’ve discovered the paw-friendly community online.

Eldo loves to goof around with his puppy friends at the park or beach, all of whom he recognises every time. Caroline says: “He also has a funny quirk of nudging his head between your legs while you’re standing” for cuddles - which ultimately surprises and delights his target. Of course, he still has his owners wrapped around his golden tail because he’s able to pull the puppy face and get away with digging up the backyard.

Rob’s family is Romanian and their family holiday house is in the mountains in Eldorado, which means ‘golden one’, and that was too perfect when

Follow Eldo’s adventures on Instagram at @allabouteldo

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Pop in for a Cheeky taste Newcomer Dale Payne is set to impress with his culinary skills as the head chef in The Cheeky Squire kitchen in Frankston. Dale, a passionate “foodie”, has had the privilege of working with many of Melbourne's most talented chefs over the years. His love of food is strong, and for him it's all about getting the basics right. “Guests love consistency,” he says. “Our menu is simple, delicious and designed to share. Nothing too confusing or hard to pronounce, it's just simply delicious. We’ll focus on tasty pub food, with a few twists and turns, but the kind of meals you could eat every day. Most importantly, the food is all paired with our James Squire craft beer selection.” Dale gave Frankly Frankston a sneak peek at the menu. “Start with the ricotta and polenta chips with parmesan super tasty! If you're keen to share then grab a Hawkes Farm potato pizza with goats’ cheese or the pulled pork sliders. Don't want to share? The Peninsula seafood stew is great. It's filled with Port Arlington mussels, calamari, clams and fish, with charred bread on the side. Definitely finish with the mascarpone panna cotta.

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“But if it's just a quick bite - fried chicken wings with a 150 Lashes Australian Pale Ale will never do you wrong.” The Cheeky Squire will celebrate the rogue legend who was Australia's first brewer, James Squire. Expect quality craft beer matched with modern pub food, made tastier by produce from the Mornington Peninsula. Opening June 15 for your cheeky sessions.

Find your computer pace at Longbeach Place Seniors are learning to love technology with the help of dedicated volunteers in the southeast. Carrie and Chris Ewin have spent years helping seniors learn to use computers at local community centres. “It’s so rewarding when students first learn to use Skype or Facebook,” Carrie said. Chris and Carrie also volunteer their skills at the Chelsea PC Support Group at Longbeach Place. They join fellow facilitators Rojer Liberman, Alex Taylor, Leslie Trevena and Cheryl Ewin to provide seniors with engaging presentations on computer topics and opportunities to have their computer problems solved. “The group introduces great ways to use your computer but we also have lots of games, prizes and nibblies,” Carrie said. Chris added: “We’re very proud that our monthly meetings are free.”

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The group teamed up with the Adult Community and Further Education Board and several local community centres to create the Seniors IT program in 2014. “Seniors IT is a hub of learning, support and resources

for seniors to further their technology journey,” said Carrie. Carrie was recognised for her efforts when she received the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award as part of the 2015 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Chris was named runner-up in the Outstanding Practitioner Award in the Victorian Government’s Learn Local Awards the same year. Most recently, Carrie and Chris have put their years of experience together to launch a series of books with No Starch Press. Their first book is Facebook for Seniors: Connect with Friends and Family in 12 Easy Lessons, to be followed later this year by Computers for Seniors: Get Stuff Done in 13 Easy Lessons. These books will help you learn about technology with step-by-step instructions, full-colour pictures and activities, and you can order them from Dymocks, QBD, Readings or Amazon. The Chelsea PC Support Group meets on the first Saturday of each month at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea from 1-3.30pm. You can find out more about the group and Seniors IT from the website www.seniorsit.

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Consumer Affairs Victoria is emphasising the importance of older Victorians being safe online. “If in doubt, don’t” is the agency’s slogan, and it’s ringing true for many seniors who are learning what the online world has to offer. One of the fastest growing online user groups in Australia is older Victorians. They are enjoying using the internet to keep in touch with their family and friends, view catchup TV, research travel destinations and more. Unfortunately, many are also attractive targets for scammers because of the assumption that they have substantial assets and have access to their superannuation and savings. People experiencing financial hardship or recovering from illness, trauma or loss were also found to be more vulnerable to scams. It’s important to know that it’s nothing to be ashamed about if you fall victim to a scam. Scammers are becoming smarter and smarter as they start to use more sophisticated tricks to scam thousands of Victorians every year out of their hard-earned money. These professional criminals will stop at nothing, and with advances in technology they can approach you on more platforms online. In a bid to reduce the number of


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scam victims, Consumer Affairs is working towards creating greater awareness and further understanding of online scams among older Victorians. Through this the agency believes it will make a difference. Its best tips for staying safe online include not opening suspicious text messages, emails or pop windows. Users should also be wary of any emails or requests on social media from people they do not know. Above all, never send money or personal or financial details to someone you have never met in person, especially if you are online dating.

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Jackson and Callum McPartlane might look a wee bit young to be going on tour, aye? Together they are Bo’Ness, named after their grandmother’s home town in Scotland. These Mornington Peninsula identical twins remain on a high after recently opening as the support band for Reece Mastin. They are back home and continuing to practise religiously with their godfather Adam Brand’s guitar as Adam looks on and longs to tour with them too. Their mum, Sally, received an amazing surprise over five years ago. Having taught themselves to harmonise perfectly and secretly practising in their bedrooms (and bathroom to reach those acoustic goals) they asked her to listen to them sing. “I said ‘Yeah, sure’ but thought ‘Oh dear, what am I in for?’ Fair to say I was shocked,” says Sally. While setting up for the photoshoot with Frankly Frankston, the pair were receiving coins before they even opened their mouths to sing. And when they do, you know why. As they frequent Shannon Mall in Frankston the unstoppable pair have become recognisable and the money earned goes (mostly) back into their craft. Their proud mum explains that once they took their daily takings straight to the shops to spoil her with a new pair of runners she’d been eyeing. “It’s just who they are; they often give

some money to the homeless too,” Sally says. They are double trouble, with a passion to never stop improving and proudly landing roles in their school production of Grease within a week of starting Year 7 (and the only Year 7s with major roles, we might add). These mature young boys hold their own on stage, practise every day and busk twice a week. On a recent trip, the twins took their guitars with them and left their iPads at home (which is a feat even for adults).

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Bo’Ness are inspired by the Beatles and get quite upset when people don’t know who they are. They also draw inspiration from Coldplay, Green Day and the television show Nashville. Callum and Jackson also play at Frankston Library and at Frankston Hospital in the dementia ward. Taught by Bonnie Anderson (of Blackout fame), approached by The Voice Australia and singer songwriter Sam Hawksley from the Bo’Deans, they’re on track at such a young age. With industry support, family connections and their friends’ endless encouragement, nothing is stopping these humble young stars from continuing their climb to success. If you happen to get stopped in your tracks as you pass them, a wee amount of coin will be much appreciated. Follow Bo’Ness on Facebook at @BoNessmusic


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Our homeless have been given a lot more hope thanks to the extraordinary success of the Creating Change initiative. Creating Change, which was designed to shift public perception and tackle the stigma associated with homelessness, saw Bayside Centre join forces with key retailers, contractors and suppliers last month to raise well over $20,000 for the Community Support Frankston charity. The three-week campaign invited Bayside shoppers to visit ‘Creating Change Thought Pods’ in the centre, where they heard first-hand stories about what it’s like to experience homelessness while gaining valuable insight into the challenges and hardships faced by homeless people, as well as their hopes and dreams for breaking the cycle. “The Creating Change campaign message of ‘Homeless not hopeless’ is a really important one,” said CSF manager Steve Phillips. “Many of the people that come to CSF for help don’t identify as hopeless, and not all

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homeless people are sleeping rough. There are so many others in Frankston just managing to keep a roof over their heads, but who are at a breaking point.” Throughout the campaign, customers were also encouraged to make paper cranes as a show of support for Creating Change, with Bayside agreeing to donate $1 for every crane made. More than 750 paper cranes have been produced so far, including 100 by Frankston Primary

School students along with further contributions collected at the centre’s donation point.

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Peninsula businesses also rallied behind Bayside’s initiative. Hoyts’ charity screening of Snatched was sold out, with the proceeds from more than 170 ticket sales going directly to CSF. A charity lunch at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery was also fully subscribed, with more than 80 guests hearing

At the lunch, Vicinity Centres announced a $5000 grant to CSF for disadvantaged youth, with centre suppliers Secure Corp, Airmaster and Dot Dot Dash donating a further $5200 and $1500 respectively. Bayside is confident the amount raised will increase even further thanks to generous pledges from several other businesses. The Frankston office of Harcourts Central Real Estate has pledged $100 from the proceeds of every house sold between May 8 and June 30. Bayside Centre manager Gabe North-Harney said: “We are beyond pleased at the unprecedented support that our shoppers, retailers and suppliers, and indeed the broader Frankston community, has shown for this campaign.” For further information about CSF and to find out how you can make a donation, contact Steve Phillips on 9784 1502, email manager@ or visit http://www. - Photographs by ImagePlay

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Shona Willis is only 18 but has already spent years dedicating herself to her work as a mental health advocate. But Shona’s journey to promoting happy, healthy minds hasn’t always been an easy one, a fact she speaks candidly about. “When I was 14 I was diagnosed with chronic dysthymia and generalised anxiety disorder,” Shona says. “I can never quite articulate what it felt like to live with these conditions on a daily basis. There was a lot of darkness and confusion and a multitude of unhealthy coping mechanisms.” All Shona knew was that she was struggling, that she couldn’t envision a future for herself and woke up every day not wanting to be alive. The catch? She led a seemingly charmed existence as a straight A student and a social butterfly. “Living with these conditions has taught me so many things. Most importantly, however, (is that) mental health issues don’t discriminate. You’re made to feel as though unless you have a sob story or troubled circumstance to go with your diagnosis, you’re not worth anyone’s time of day - as if battling with your mind every day isn’t already a confusing enough concept.” But it’s this experience that drives her work. Since 2014, Shona has been involved with youth health initiative Headspace. Having heard about the organisation through a school counsellor, she approached Headspace Frankston with her ideas for change and has been active in projects ever since. Most recently, Shona organised her own TEDx talk, an independent organised TED event where inspirational speakers covered such ideas as gender identity and Australia’s stance on diversity. “To this day I am unable to articulate the amount of pride, love, magic and happiness that circulated the room on the night of the event. Everyone left feeling inspired and ready to start a conversation on ideas that matter. That’s exactly what I wanted to do.” So how does a university student find time to study, work part-time, organise TEDx events, volunteer with a major health organisation, write, sing, and meditate? “To be frank, I don’t really believe in balance. All I do is make sure I spend my day doing what I want to do, as opposed to what the world wants me to do. Some weeks all of this looks balanced; most weeks it doesn’t.”

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If you are clearing out clutter at home, in the garden or the workplace, you can take most of your recyclables, hard waste, green waste and more to the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC). Many items are accepted at no charge or for a low cost, with most customers spending an average of $30 a visit. More than half of items taken to FRRRC are recycled, which helps reduce landfill. The centre is proving very popular with residents and businesses who are pleasantly surprised by its affordability. The site is also clean and easy to use with wide sealed roadways helping support safety.

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rubble accepted, including timber, bricks, concrete and green waste. Paint and paint tins are among the long list of items accepted free of charge at FRRRC, which also takes e-waste, TVs, whitegoods, cardboard and scrap metal. However, FRRRC is not a landfill site and does not accept food, liquids or hazardous waste. Sort your load and save before you arrive, making it easier to identify what’s recyclable so you can save even more money at the gate. Don’t risk a hefty fine by cluttering up your nature strip. Take your clutter to FRRRC. It’s open seven days from 8am–4pm at 20 Harold Rd (off Ballarto Rd) in Skye. For details on accepted items, including a full list of what’s accepted free of charge, visit FRRRC. or phone 1300 322 322.

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We’re not even halfway through 2017 but it has already proved a vintage year for Peninsula sommelier Julia Sewell. Julia has just taken out the Ruinart Challenge UK for sommeliers, a competition in which she finished runnerup last year after reaching the finals of the Australian Challenge in 2014 and 2015. Her response upon hearing she was the winner this time? “Pure joy,” said Julia. “I’d done the competition a few times so it was very rewarding to finally win.” The Challenge was held on May 30 and saw 20 sommeliers from restaurants across the UK battle it out in a blind tasting, in which the sommeliers were asked to correctly identify a line-up of four rosés. Julia’s now off to enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Champagne, France, with the winners from the other countries in July. She’s thoroughly looking forward to sharing her stories and experiences with the other winners and absorbing as much knowledge as she can.

The Toorak College Dux of 2008 has been studying as a sommelier for nearly five years and has been enjoying her work at The Fat Duck as junior assistant head sommelier. Despite the exciting win, Julia’s favourite part of the experience was the seminar. “They go into a good level of technical details that doesn’t feel like it’s being simplified for the sake of brevity,” Julia said. With many rewarding sides to her career (besides all that fine-tasting wine), her favourite is working with a product that combines art and science, giving her “the opportunities for technical, cultural, philosophical and social expansion of the mind”. Travelling opportunities are another amazing perk of the business, and Julia also compliments the mentality of other like-minded wine lovers. “The culture of mentorship in this industry is great in that it allows you to exchange experiences and continue learning.” The generosity of other restaurants and winemakers in welcoming travellers really radiates a brilliant community spirit and helps Julia to grow.

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Rotary’s boost for hospital

The Rotary Club of Frankston has donated $20,000 to Frankston Hospital (Peninsula Health) for a new hi-tech ultrasound machine for the women’s antenatal section. President Kevin Wallis presented a cheque for the amount to obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Sarah Roberts (pictured) at the club’s weekly dinner meeting on June 1. The club (District 9820) was formed 67 years ago and continually supports community needs locally, nationally and internationally. Its 70 members are volunteers from all walks of life and raise money from the club’s Seaford Farmer’s Market, which is held on the third Sunday of the month, as well as Bunnings barbecues, social functions and car rallies. Among the causes and organisations the club has supported over the past year are the Fred Hollows Foundation ($7000), Peninsula Home Hospice ($5000 for garden works), Wheelchairs for Kids, Back Pack Beds for the Homeless, Interplast ($3000), Arid Recovery in the Roxby Downs, a new trailer for the Mount Eliza Scouts, Lift the Lid on Mental Health, and Women’s Resource in Cambodia. The club’s current theme is ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’, and its members stand by it. You can visit http:// for details of the club’s weekly meeting and join it on Facebook.

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Frankston Mayor Brian Cunial receives a framed print of the catalogue cover from Frankston Photographic Club president Terry Dyson.

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Photographers focus on Frankston The Victorian Association of Photographic Societies has just concluded its annual convention and photographic exhibition, held this year at Monash University in Frankston and hosted by the Frankston Photographic Club. Mayor Brian Cunial opened the convention with a warm welcome to the delegates. A photographic exhibition of 651 prints, projected digital images and audio-visual presentations were on display through the weekend. The 230 delegates from Victoria enjoyed a range of top photographic presenters, workshops, a live model shoot and visits to the nearby McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park as well as walks around the Frankston pier, foreshore and surrounding Kananook Creek area.

All were adequately catered for with local caterers Fine Affair providing sandwiches on Saturday while the Frankston club and VAPS committee volunteers provided a barbecue lunch on Sunday and coffee and tea throughout the two days. A gala dinner on the Saturday night at the Frankston Arts Centre catered for 200 delegates who enjoyed a range of award presentations made to many club members recognising their service and photographic skills. VAPS vice-presidents Peter Kewley and Alfred Zommers concluded that this was the largest and most successful state convention held in many years. Our sincere thanks to the Frankston City Council and members of the Frankston Photographic Club who worked tirelessly to make this an outstanding photographic event for Victoria. - Peter Kewley



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Sisters are doin’ it for themselves Frankston resident Mara Requilman will shave off her long gorgeous locks on June 17 to raise money for Sisterhood Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. Sisterhood FMP is a grassroots community-driven initiative that is focused on empowering the community and educating people in identifying and preventing domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a significant problem in our community and we are doing all that we can to raise awareness and

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understanding,” said founder Sandi Walters. Held at The Deck in Frankston from noon- 5pm, the event begins with the head shave at noon and will also feature lots of live music, including Callum and Jackson McPartlane, mature 13-year-old twins known as Bo’Ness who are still on a high after touring with Reece Mastin. Frankston councillor Sandra Mayer will also perform original songs including a new song called Rise Up, which is about leaving an abusive relationship. “I know that people will pay to see me cut my hair

off,” laughed Ms Requilman. “I will be supported by a few of my talented friends on the day, so come along to hear some amazing music and all for a good cause.” Donations of $25 include entry to the show. Tickets are $30 at the door. Donations can be made to the following account: Account name: Sisterhood FMP BSB: 633 000 Acc: 154263222 Please use reference: The Shave

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PAVING THE WAY FOR ALL ABILITIES Wallara Australia is thrilled to be the new owner of Sages Cottage farm in Baxter having purchased the property from Menzies in 2016. The beautiful 38 acre farm with Heritage Victoria listed buildings and gardens is well known to many on the Peninsula and has a long and proud history. Wallara is keen for the farm to be a place for the wider community to enjoy and we are seeking your help to make the farm more accessible for people of ALL ABILITIES. Paving the Way for All Abilities Pathway is a rare opportunity for individuals and organisations to help us make the farm more accessible. For as little as $45 you can have your very own personalised brick, make a real difference to the lives of people with different abilities and know that you’ll forever be part of the proud history of Sages Cottage Farm.

Thanks for helping us make Sages Cottage Australia’s most inclusive farm! For more information or to download the order form, visit our website at or contact Wallara Reception on (03) 9792 2985. Check out our YouTube Channel (WallaraTV) where we have over 120 videos for you to enjoy. General donations are also welcome.

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If you’re looking at Tyler Wilsmore’s physique and expecting to read about a 10-year journey, you’ll be mistaken. But don’t worry, the judges thought the same and were stunned to see such abdominal definition in a novice at his first competition. Tyler, a teacher at a local school, recalls them saying: “We can’t believe you’re a newbie – you have world class physique.” Tyler competed at the 2017 ANB Melbourne Titles on May 13, exactly one year after beginning his training. Taking home first place in the Men’s Fitness Model category and second in the Men’s Fitness Model Novice category, he remains in disbelief but is taking it in his stride. This part-time carer (for his mum) and PE teacher is off to the World Competition UFE World Fitness Model Championships in Canada in November 11 and 12. If he places in the top three for his categories he’ll receive a pro card that recognises him as a professional fitness model. Frankly Frankston asked Tyler how the win was sinking in. “There’s been a lot of attention, which is amazing. The judges warned me that this would happen but advised me to stay humble and grounded. I’m just an average guy who likes going to the gym.”

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Witnessing first-hand his parents’ health issues and losing sight of his own health after a relationship breakdown, Tyler decided to get back on track and become as healthy as he could. Despite the judges saying he must be “genetically lucky”, his diet and exercise regime is far from effortless. There’s no calorie counting or macronutrient tracking in sight; instead he focuses on consuming organic food for his six to seven meals a day, and carb cycling. That old wives’ tale that if you eat your vegetables you’ll

grow up to be big and strong? Well, a kilo of organic vegetables a day is keeping Tyler at the top of his game. Karim El Barche, director of Discovery Health and Fitness in Cheltenham, posted a request for participants to join a 12-week transformation program; Tyler signed up and started the very next day with his new trainer. Fast forward 12 months, and Karim is now his coach and friend. On stage with a sub 5 per cent body fat, he couldn’t have been prouder of himself. Tyler appreciates the support of his friends, colleagues and family, and the congratulations he’s received from his students has also been a major highlight for the quiet achiever. And his motto? “Hard work affords much respect.”

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Cancer Australia Ambassador Donna Bauer for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this June. Former Carrum state Liberal MP Donna Bauer was 43 when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. There was a history of the disease in her family, but the mother of four thought it most commonly affected older people so she didn’t think it was worth getting her symptoms checked. “I had been experiencing some discomfort since walking the Kokoda Track nine months earlier, but I was busy with parliamentary commitments and looking after my family and just couldn’t seem to find the time to have the required medical tests to determine the cause,” Donna said. “If I had not found the time when I did, the prognosis could have been very different.”

and directed them towards Bowel Cancer Australia as its Ambassador, using her high profile in the community to raise awareness of the disease and money for the organisation. “I am passionate about raising awareness. If I can help to save one life by spreading the messages about looking after your health and the importance of early detection, then that’s a good thing. “Bowels may not be the most appealing topic of conversation, but it is a conversation we need to have. Make a vow to talk bowel.” Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer, claiming the lives of 80 Australians every week and affecting men and women equally. There are an alarming number of young people who are being diagnosed also, shaking the perception that it is an older person’s disease.

After undergoing surgery to remove the aggressive and localised cancer, Donna followed it up with six months of chemotherapy and is very lucky to be looking at a bright future. Donna is currently working as a Sales Executive for hockingstuart in Chelsea, where she will be selling lapel pins to support Bowel Cancer Australia for $2 over the month of June.

Donna informed Frankly Frankston of a local 22-year-old, Callum Dodson, who was only recently diagnosed with a rare form of Bowel Cancer. To raise money to support him and his family, the Chelsea Heights Football Club are holding a community fundraiser at their club. ‘Kick it with Callum’ is a family day out on Sunday June 25, with silent auctions, live music, kid’s activities, food, drinks and much more from 12.30pm.

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Chelsea Basketball is overflowing with members and facing rising lease costs in the wake of its campaign for new facilities. The southeast association is forecast to grow by 30 per cent over the next two years, according to club spokesman Peter Casperz. Chelsea Basketball currently leases courts throughout the southeast region with agreements in place with leaseholders between Dandenong and Seaford. But Mr Casperz says the lease costs “are killing us financially and are not sustainable”. Rent runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and is stretching resources that cater for more than 200 domestic teams at junior and state levels. Chelsea Basketball’s philosophy is grounded by family values and affirmed by championing people of all persuasions, which has led to the formation of all abilities teams and promotion of women in sport. Mr Casperz’s vision is for an extension of Bonbeach Stadium to incorporate two courts, including a show court with seating for 300 people, additional change rooms and facilities to cater for state league teams. Kingston councillor Tamsin Bearsley believes the proposed redevelopment will “provide opportunities to integrate sport and community use”. Mr Casperz has engaged Cameron Howe to head up the campaign, and the proposed redevelopment is scheduled to be discussed at Kingston Council’s meeting on June 26. Chelsea Basketball is asking the public to contact Kingston councillors ahead of the meeting. For further information visit: chelseabasketball

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Furry friends to the rescue

Volunteer foster family’s daughter enjoying fostering DKD dogs.

BY KATE SEARS matched with Elmo. Frankly Frankston spoke to Georgina Ablett, a Director of Dogs for Kids with Layla’s mum explains: “Before Elmo joined our Disabilities. And the first thing she told us? family, Layla and I couldn’t be in a different “It’s tough being a fairly unknown charity.” room without her getting upset. Layla is now sleeping in her own room at night, without me, DKD is a not-for-profit organisation (with now that Elmo stays with her.” no government funding) based in Carrum Downs. They train dogs for children with To train one full assistance (with public autism, intellectual and physical challenges access) dog takes 18 months to two years and other developmental disorders. They and the costs reach $40,000. In comparison, specialise in training full assistance dogs; a companion dog costs $16,000. “Of course, who wear a service dog coat and have full we can’t expect these families who are already public access to go anywhere their owner experiencing extra ‘additional needs’ financial goes. These dogs can calm a child with expense to pay these amounts,” Georgina Autism during a meltdown, walk tethered says. “So we ask families to fundraise half this beside a child to prevent them running amount towards costs associated with our away and enable the family to access the program..” community and complete regular tasks that And the other part of the payment? DKD were otherwise impossible or too hard to do. relies on support from sponsors and DKD also train companion dogs. These dogs fundraising events to assist in paying for do not have the extra training to enable each dog. Training 50-55 puppies at any them to be allowed everywhere, but provide one time and having matched about 60 friendship to a child in a home environment. dogs with families since 2012 means this However, they still help the children to organisation is changing the lives of many increase their confidence, lower their children with additional needs. Completing anxiety and provide companionship. Both all of this with only four employees is made companion and assistance dogs are taught possible with the help of more than 70 a variety of - techniques, such as ‘hug’ with amazing volunteers. a head, paw or body which is especially A new breeding program is underway that relevant for children with autism who may aims to provide even more companion and not like - touch - but the dogs tend to be an assistance dogs over the coming years to exception. meet client demand. You can sponsor a Layla, a bright and bubbly six-year-old girl puppy, donate, or even be a foster parent who loves animals and jumping on the to a dog. trampoline, suffers from autism, anxiety DOGS FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES disorder and has difficulty regulating her FB: Dogs.For.Kids.With.Disablities. sensory input. This was until she was T: 0488 104 044 JUNE 2017

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arts events leisure From July 21-23, a stunning range of work from over 200 talented Australian artists, craftspeople, jewellers and sculptors will be displayed at the annual Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition. DACE is a pop-up art gallery that has been operating for 42 years, thanks to the efforts of volunteers committed to raising money for Derinya Primary School.

friends. Visitors can stroll at leisure through the gallery and watch resident artists create their masterpieces. After feasting your eyes, feast your stomach and enjoy a freshly prepared light lunch, a barista-made coffee, or any number of the delectable home-baked treats from Ruby Tarts Cafe.

The three-day event begins with opening night on Friday, July 21. It’s a social occasion not to be missed, filled with great art, fine food and wine, good vibes and a creative community spirit that continues into Saturday and Sunday. There’s art to suit every taste and budget, and it’s the perfect place to stock up on unique gifts for family and

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“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We’re going to catch a big one,” chant hundreds of pre-schoolers in this impishly cute adaptation of Michael Rosen’s award-winning children’s picture book, with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury. From Australia’s leading producer of high quality entertainment for kids and families including Possum Magic, Wombat Stew, My Grandma Lived In Gooligulch, Stripey – The Emu Chick and the latest sensation There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake comes the international touring production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt with an all Australian cast.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is the wonderful story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling bear - they have to march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud and even battle a snow storm before entering a big dark

cave where maybe they will finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at them through the blackness.

This mini-musical has the essence of fun and frolics of a father who is clearly still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the making – baby is strapped to dad’s back plus the family dog and of course...a BIG BROWN CUDDLY BEAR! This West End and international touring production originally directed by Sally Cookson (UK) with an original score by Benji Bowers (UK), captures the mischievous quality of the popular book and has everything you need for family entertainment: a gently adventurous narrative, recognisable characters, singable songs and fun participation. To join the hunt at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday, July 12, at 10am or 12pm make sure to purchase your tickets ($17.50 members, tickets from $20, or a family of 4 $90) via or 9784 1060.

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A tail not to be missed Peoples Playhouse, under the direction of Joel Norman-Hade and Adam Nash, is staging The Little Mermaid in the July school holidays. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and Disney’s classic animated film version, The Little Mermaid is a compellingly beautiful love story for the ages. Peoples Playhouse was inundated with an unprecedented number of talented performers auditioning for this very popular musical and had a hard job choosing the cast, which includes about 55 adults and children from across the Peninsula and beyond. All your favourite characters will be part of the production, including Ariel, Ursula, Prince Eric, Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle and many, many more. The sets and costumes will not disappoint. An array of sea creatures will be brought to life in a display of magic and colour. Rehearsals began in February and there will be six fabulous shows from July 7-15 at Cranbourne Community Theatre featuring a full orchestra of extremely talented musicians. Peoples Playhouse is an amateur theatre company that is committed to developing people’s theatre skills both onstage and backstage, giving them the opportunity to perform and learn the theatre craft. Tickets are selling fast and people are coming from across Melbourne to see The Little Mermaid because it is such a muchloved show. It promises to be a special one that you won’t want to miss. Book your tickets now at current-production before it’s too late.

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‘Up There’ Mike’s here Mike Brady, the man behind two of footy’s most enduring anthems, is on his way to Frankston. Mike Brady, His Life in Music will feature Up There Cazaly and One Day In September as well as a host of songs and stories tracing his career from the 1960s to his current album, Bloodlines. Mike will be performing with his eight-piece band, including Geoff Cox (Coxy), Tony Naylor, Adrian Scott, Phil Collings, Roger Maclachlan and Emma Malone, with special guests Michael Cristiano and Nina Ferro. He’s at the Frankston Arts Centre on Friday, June 30. Visit for tickets.

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Sydney Dance Company

FRAME OF MIND Friday 14 July, 8pm Tickets: $27 - $45

Sydney Dance Company’s Frame of Mind is a wildly powerful double bill featuring the smash hit Wildebeest, by Australian choreography prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell, and the multiaward-winning Frame of Mind, by Rafael Bonachela. Frame of Mind features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from US rock band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. It won all four categories at the 2015 Helpmann Awards, including Best Choreography, Best Dance Work, Best Male Dancer and Best Female

Dancer, in its critically acclaimed premiere season. Having premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company’s inaugural New Breed season, the eloquent Wildebeest showcases the power of dancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles. Don’t miss this gripping evening of dance at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday, July 14, at 8pm. Tickets: $27$45. Bookings: 9784 1060 or thefac.

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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.

THURSDAYS Rotary Club Meeting: Rotary Club of Frankston meets 6pm for 6.30pm 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-The-Green; from June 15 Swing Dance Lessons: Every Thurs 7pm; Swing Patrol Frankston; City of Frankston Bowling Club; FRIDAYS Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Viewing Nights: Public Viewing Nights: 8pm 1st Friday of month; The Briars; Bookings essential;; ph: 0419 253 252. 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.

SUNDAYS Lawn Bowls: Free bowls tuition; first Sun of month, 10am-noon; City of Frankston Bowling Club; ph. 0418 331 377 WEEKDAYS UNTIL JUNE 30 Fun Free Outdoor Fitness Camps: 9.30am, Victoria Park, 33 William St, Frankston.

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EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 4 Karingal Place Men’s Group: 10-12pm; Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre, 103 Ashleigh Ave Frankston. Fun Free Outdoor Fitness Camps: 9.30am, Victoria Park, 33 William St, Frankston.

THURSDAY JUNE 15 Effective Business Networking: Part of the 2017 Building Your Business Workshops; 6-8pm; Frankston Foundry, 1-3 Keys St, Frankston. Free Hearing Check-up: Hearing checks, giveaways, advice & demos from Australian Hearing; 2pm; Frankston South Community Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Rd, Frankston.

Frankston Library Intermediate iPad & Android Tablet Class: Frankston Library; 10-12pm; free; bookings ess; FRIDAY JUNE 16 Winter Wise Learn how to make your home more comfortable & save on heating bills; Eco Living Display Centre, The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha; free; Nicci 0428 351 778

Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick Frankston Arts Centre; 10.30am & 1.30pm members $18, full $20, groups 10+ $18ea; includes light refreshment pre show; Christmas in June Lunch at noon + $26; Peninsula Grammar Mini Musical Extravaganza; Frankston Arts Centre; 7pm; all tix $15; FRIDAY JUNE 16 – SUNDAY JULY 2 Karly Michelle presents Trying to Pray (when there are no words) The Anglican Parish of Mt Eliza, 105 Koetong Pde, Mt Eliza; 9775 3301;

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SATURDAY JUNE 17 Children of Ghana Charity Ball: Frankston Arts Centre; 6:30pm; $130; 0400 516 265 The Detonators @ Baha Rye, 2201-2209 Point Nepean Rye; tickets at the door

Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; members $64.90, full $69.90, concession $66.90, grp10+ $59.90; Bird Man Sean Dooley: Author Sean Dooley, current editor of Australian Birdlife magazine & Nat. Birdwatching Champion at Seaford Library, 1/6R Broughton St, Seaford; bookings essential;

SUNDAY JUNE 18 BAM Allstars 2017 Frankston Arts Centre; 2pm; all tix $15; children 2yrs & under free on adult’s knee; MONDAY JUNE 19 Talk: Contemporary Landscape Painting Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington; members $7, guests $10, incl morning tea; 5950 1580 TUESDAY JUNE 20 Carrum Downs Library iPad & Android Tablet Beginners Class: 11am-1pm; free; Carrum Downs Library; bookings essential; library.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 Lachlan Redd, Australia’s finest pianist 7-8:30pm; Peninsula Grammar Performing Arts Centre, 20 Wooralla Drv, Mt Eliza; Tix $25; bookings ess 9787 7733; www.

THURSDAY JUNE 22 Learning Skills for Early Years Professional Development; Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings; 10-3.30pm; free, bookings ess; 5950 1546 Behind the lens of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington; 5-6.30pm; members $15, guests $18, includes drinks and nibbles; 5950 1580. Sleep & Settling: Info & flexible strategies on sleeping patterns for 7-12 month olds; 10am12pm; Mahogany Rise Child & Family Centre, 2/25 Jenkens St, Frankston North.

Winter Solstice Morning Mingle: Come & meet your neighbours & discover community projects; 10am; Langwarrin Community Centre, 2 Lang Rd, Langwarrin. FRIDAY JUNE 23 Winter Solstice Festival presents Flinders Quartet 7:30pm;

The John Denver 20th Anniversary Concert Frankston Arts Centre; 11am; members $24, full $26, concession $24, grp 10+ $23;

Sammy J in Hero Complex; Cube 37 Frankston; 7.30pm; members $35, adults $40, conc $37, U30 $30; Russell Morris In Concert Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; all tix $59; MONDAY, JULY 10-SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Wearable Art: Art exhibition featuring fashion & art made from recycled materials; Cube 37, Davey St, Frankston; itsourrubbish

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Fourteen years after Patty Jenkins’ directorial debut Monster nabbed Charlize Theron an Academy Award, her second big screen effort serves up a win for the DC Extended Universe. In what’s sure to be a breakout performance for Israeli model-turned-actress Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is an origin story that recalls the playfulness of Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman.

Markets of Frankston Bonbeach Farmers’ Market: Second Saturday of month, 8.30am-12.30pm, Bonbeach Primary Frankston Sunday: 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 Pearcedale Farmers Market:Third Saturday of month 8am-1pm at

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The action begins with Princess Diana living peacefully on the hidden island of Themyscira, until American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) draws her into World War I. Apart from setting the scene to deliver a tale of female empowerment, the transition into the world of men also embraces darker themes, questioning whether mankind truly deserves heroes. As with any number of superhero films in recent years, the villains are woefully underwritten. The excellent Danny Huston, unfortunately, fails to be given any dialogue worthy of an actor of his calibre, and his partner in war-crimes scientist Dr Maru (Mesrine’s Elena Anaya) would have benefitted from some backstory. That said, this is Gadot’s film,

and her Diana embodies many memorable characteristics; soft and naïve, warm and charming, smart and confident. It will be interesting to see how her character develops in further films. SCOTT JACKSON HHH For the chance to win a double pass to Hoyts Frankston recliner cinema, keep an eye on Frankly Frankston’s Facebook page @FranklyFrankston JUNE 2017

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Impact Volunteering celebrated National Volunteer Week May 8 – 14. Their expo was held Wednesday May 10 at the Lyrebird Hall, Lyrebird Community Centre in Carrum Downs which connected many not-for-profit community organisations with those interested in making a difference in their local community. Photos: Impact Volunteering


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How to manage when you can’t manage your business From the outside, running your own business can look pretty amazing. You choose your own hours, you’re doing what you love, you get interesting opportunities plus freedom and flexibility. And it is all of those things. But there’s a down-side too. Recently, I had a week of drastic highs and lows. I celebrated my birthday in Sydney by (among other things) attending the Small Business Champion Awards. The celebrations continued when I got home to Melbourne with my family. And then . . . the kids got sick. I waved goodbye

to my personal space for a few days as I was cried on, slept on, even puked on. Anything business related got dropped as I rode out the not-so-high of being a business owner - wishing I could just call in sick and someone else in the office would pick up the slack. I’ll be honest with you, I struggled (as I shared over on Instagram @soarcollective – look for the pic of sick kids leaning on me!). I missed business-owner me and I didn’t know when I’d see her again! Regardless of whether or not you have kids, there

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will always be something that pulls you away from your business - your own illness, a family crisis, a friend who needs your support. You’ll feel guilty, maybe even resentful. The work will continue to pile up so when you do get back you’ll probably feel overwhelmed, having lost sight of your own version of super-sized, on-fire you. Here’s what I remind myself at times like that, and I want you to hear it too: You are doing the best you can and when the wave passes you will climb back on top. You will once again feel like you can conquer the world!

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MMO are people people Helping you manage your most important resource is what MMO HR Solutions does best. And what’s this resource it manages so well, you ask? People. MMO HR Solutions provides services ranging from consulting, advisory, policy and procedure development to recruitment and training. The MMO team will educate on bullying and harassment laws, assist new employers and explore unfair dismissals. MMO HR Solutions is based in Langwarrin and assists small to medium-sized businesses on the Mornington Peninsula and throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. Principal consultant Tracey Mottershead is a professional member of the Australian HR Institute and CPA. She combines human resource, business and finance experience to provide the ideal HR solution to suit each individual business. To complement its business services, MMO HR Solutions offers an ‘Application, Interview & Presentation’ workshop that’s suited to individuals such as high school students and university students, and of course groups. Sessions include information on applying for jobs, interview techniques, presentation tips and much more. People are your most important resource, so get in touch with MMO HR Solutions today.

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Promocorp beats the competition From embroidery on shirts to printing on stubby holders, to cooler bags and diaries, Promocorp is ready to create anything you desire.

The one-stop shop for promotional merchandise and custom apparel service is Promocorp in Carrum Downs. If your organisation is ready to invest in its corporate image, visit Promocorp as it is committed to providing a quality, comprehensive and customer focused service. Boasting that all work is completed in house, Promocorp even has its own graphic artists (including a cartoonist) who can transform your rough ideas into a perfect promotion. Embroidery and screen printing departments in house means the team can control the quality and speed of orders. They guarantee to dispatch your order within 10 working days upon approval of artwork. Promocorp Australia provides promotional products and branded business gifts ranging from t-shirts to clocks, glassware to golf balls, to watches and stress toys. The team also provides custom manufactured and screen printed embroidered clothing (think caps, business shirts, sportswear, uniforms, workwear and vests). With access to over 20,000 products, they are bound to have what you’re after and at the best price. With state-of-the-art digital printers and the ability to complete about 5000 stubby holders a week, no job is too big for Promocorp, so sprint in for a no-obligation free quote today. PROMOCORP T: 9775 0619 A: 1/34 Access Way, Carrum Downs W:

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As part of a three-week campaign, Frankston Business Network partner Bayside Centre held a Creating Change charity lunch on May 24 at McClelland Gallery to raise awareness of and money for the homeless. The whole campaign raised over $20,000 for Community Support Frankston. Photos: Andrea Haynes and ImagePlay

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Treat yourself and your tastebuds every week at The Boathouse and enjoy Fish & Chip Fridays. The Boathouse chefs are whipping up a seafood treat every Friday for lunch and dinner with market-fresh beer-battered fish, hand-cut chips, a light salad and tartare sauce for only $20. Why not spoil yourself with a glass of Boathouse wine and start your weekend off with a bang.

Looking for an excuse to get out? Head along to The Boathouse from Tuesday to Thursday and enjoy a Mid-Week Indulgence special for lunch or dinner. Diners are relishing the new seasonal menu with a choice of either a two or threecourse meal and a complimentary glass of wine from only $45. (continues below)

As we head towards winter the menu will change again to incorporate some hearty winter warmer meals, including braised pork belly, beef and sage ragu, confit chicken and osso bucco good old comfort food to warm you up. Enjoy a romantic meal by the fireplace, or bring a group of friends and make a night of it.

preference the venue will easily cater for up to 140 guests. For more information or to arrange a time to inspect the venue, contact Cameron on 9770 5330.

Of course, wedding season is not too far away, and The Boathouse is the perfect venue to host your wedding and reception. There is room to seat up to 70 guests, or if a cocktail-style function is your

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Wine lovers, sommeliers and wine industry professionals attended The 17th International Cool Climate Wine Show to have their taste buds dazzled during the public tasting on May 23 at the Mornington Race Course. Photos: Andrea Haynes

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Left: Med Brodtmann, Chair of Judges with Paramdeep from Nazaaray Estate

Peninsula winemakers are toasting their success at the 17th International Cool Climate Wine Show. The show attracted 544 entries in 29 classes, including sparkling wine, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, and event organiser Bec Davis said local vineyards performed “outstandingly”. “Foxeys Hangout won best Mornington Peninsula White and Red, Nazaaray picked up the People’s Choice Award and there was a swag of other medals across all classes, with golds going to Merricks Estate, Portsea Estate and Hickinbotham; silvers to Trofeo, Red Hill Estate, Baillieu, Elgee Park and Bellingham; and bronzes

to Bittern and Telera,” Bec said. “Our local vineyards shone next to a high calibre of national and international entries.” The ICCWS was hosted by the William Angliss Institute and included a public tasting and awards dinner. For Mornington Peninsula fine wine retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, cellar door staff, wine educators and wine enthusiasts, the ICCWS provided an excellent opportunity to taste an extraordinary breadth and depth of cool climate wines. For full information on the ICCWS and the 2017 results, go to JUNE 2017

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PICTURED: Far Left: Mornington Peninsula Mayor Cr Bev Colomb with Michael from Foxeys Hangout

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Café among the dunes THE DOLPHINS ARE FREE Just a short walk towards Seaford Pier, and housed in the famous, award-winning Seaford Surf Life Saving Club building, is Beach Cafe Seaford. Perched among the dunes overlooking the beautiful, ever-changing Seaford beach, this little cafe is just the place to meet friends and family, be it for breakfast or lunch, with weekly specials, scrumptious cakes and cookies, hot chocolate, or your daily coffee with friendly, attentive service. Their menu is sure to delight with tantalizing dishes for breakfast including; seasonal fruit salad with organic honey yoghurt, eggs benedict, mixed berry pancakes or sweet corn fritters. If you’re feeling especially lavish, their Belgium waffles are to die for. After working up an appetitie from your morning stroll on the beach, warm up inside with a lunch of Penne Espaniola that has pasta adorned in roasted peppers, black olives, chorizo sausage and Napoli sauce. If the beach scenery has you craving seafood, try their Prawn Linguini with Tiger Prawns seasoned with garlic, chilli, spring onions and olive oil. Any self respecting caffeine addict won’t go wrong either, grab a coffee on the deck or take one away while you explore the beach and foreshore. The dolphins are free. BEACH CAFÉ SEAFORD A: 1/10N Nepean Highway, Pier Foreshore Reserve, Seaford T: 8774 0470

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A CHAT WITH LOCAL FOOD, WINE & DINING EXPERTS Black Tie Catering & Event Management Business Owner and Chief Executive, David McKernan and General Manager, Justin Collier speak to

Frankly Frankston.

Please describe your menu selections at Black Tie Catering & Event Management. What trend are you loving at the moment? At Black Tie we always like to say we can create anything from “kabana to crayfish”. Our menus are based on

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good wholesome food, but always with an innovative, modern twist. Trends that we are loving at the moment are the superfoods, such as teff, quinoa and chia, which are all making their way on to our menus in one form or another. For our late-night events, our guests still can’t get enough of the beautiful selection of our slow-cooked brioche sliders such as pork belly, beef cheek

and lamb shoulder. For those who aren’t familiar with your company, give us some insight into what you offer? Black Tie Catering & Event Management is a premier venue, catering and event management specialist focusing on change, innovation and dynamic leadership to ensure we continue to drive food trends and styles of entertainment.

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Whether you select one of our unique venues like the Frankston Arts Centre, your office or a destination of your choice, we are here to help at every step of the way, from food and beverage to theming, entertainment and, of course, excellent service. Please tell us a little about your professional background? I commenced working in the hospitality arena from the age of 16 while going through university. My passion for ‘entertaining people’ evolved from this experience and this is what we have brought to the Black Tie operation throughout the past decades.

While my university-trained professional background lies within the educational realm, it is my genuine and unswerving desire to exceed client and guest expectations in all facets of the entertainment experience that drives the organisation still today. What is your style in the kitchen? Our current head chef has an understated style of simplicity. His food is flavour-driven using old-world techniques, but always putting a modern twist on the final dish. Dean has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in Melbourne and brings a lot of that polish to Black Tie. What do you love most about what you do? At Black Tie every day is a celebration.

I love the delight created for clients and their guests; the genuine surprise when expectations are exceeded; the pure pleasure in passionately caring for each individual and creating complete events that are extraordinary in every way.

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We specialise in boutique catering, corporate functions, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, private functions and events.

The other delight in my role relates to the professional development of our people to truly excel within the industry; to foster the attention, commitment and dedication of our team; to fully surpass guest expectations every time. BLACK TIE CATERING & EVENT MANAGEMENT A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston M: 0402 275 591 E: W:

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Short curtains are out and floor-to-ceiling curtains are in. Short curtains reduce the height of your windows and the height of your rooms, making them feel more enclosed.

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Designed to hang the full length of windows, custom-made floor-to-ceiling curtains are a must. Hanging curtains as high as possible creates the illusion of height to a room, making windows look bigger and rooms feel more spacious, so it’s no surprise they are becoming more and more popular in Australian homes. Now for the endless practical benefits that make these curtains so popular. Floor-toceiling curtains ensure complete light control, privacy and thermal insulation, so in winter they are the top choice to ensure your windows keep the cool air out and hot air in.

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Winter is considered by most home owners as somewhat of a ‘downtime’ in the garden. If you are an avid or an aspiring food grower, however, this time of year is when we can not only continue to grow many crops but also get prepared for future harvests. While the cool season may see many of our favourite crops fade away, there are many abundant fruit and veggies that can be planted, nurtured and harvested during this period. Vegetables such a leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peas, broadbeans, garlic, onions, among

others, and many herbs, thrive during these wintery months. Several fruits are also providing nature’s goodness now, in particular the huge range of citrus that we can grow here on the Peninsula. Keeping up with successive plantings of your vegies is an important step in linking growing seasons and ensuring that you and your family are receiving the year-round pleasures of edible gardening. Depending on the crop and your available space, you will want to be planting new seedlings every two to six weeks to keep up with your meal

requirements. Crop rotating is one tool that we use to determine how this process works in the garden, and it is worth familiarising yourself with the process, but it’s not ‘the be all and end all’. If you are relatively new to edible gardening, what we want to focus on is simply getting new plants in the ground on a regular basis. Even if you have a small patch, there is always room to squeeze in the next plantings. For a few brief examples, broccoli or broccolini can be planted every four weeks, lettuces and radishes every two to three weeks, and dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale every six weeks (depending on your usage, of course).

rhubarb and asparagus can also be planted now as bare-root crowns that will spring to life again as the weather warms. When planned, planted and cared for well, many people are surprised the amount of food you can produce around your home. It’s not so rewarding when you don’t harvest much. But if you manage your garden cleverly, regular harvests will become your new norm. And if there’s an oversupply? Well, preserving aside, sharing your excess brings its own joys. Get inspired. Happy gardening. Drew Cooper Edible Gardens

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