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contents 7. Events 9. Peninsula Style 10. Melissa’s Married at First Sight Adventure

She’s worked as a journalist for 25 years, lived on the Mornington Peninsula for all of that time, and is one of the participants of Married at First Sight.

16. Her Amazing Flying Machines Writers: Melissa Walsh, Brodie Cowburn, Andrea Louise Thomas, Peter McCullough, Cameron McCullough Photography: Yanni, Gary Sissons Publisher: Cameron McCullough Advertising: Brooke Hughes, 0409 219 282 or Marg Harrison, 0414 773 153 or General enquiries: Registered address: 2/1 Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931 Phone: 5973 6424

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She is one of Australia’s best known and loved warbird owners, an airshow performer, aviator, mother and grandmother. She owns and operates the Old Aeroplane Company in Tyabb, and is a woman who always achieves what she sets her mind to.

20. Busk a Move

The best sounds of the streets will be heard from The Briars at the end of March, when the Peninsula Busking Festival is set to take place.

22. Food Olympics Beckons

The Bocuse d’Or competition is a long way from home. The prestigious international tournament features the top chefs from around the world battling it out in order to be recognised as the greatest culinary mastermind on the planet.

28. Eliza Wilson leads Longest Lunch

The Regional Longest Lunch On The Bay is set to take place on the 16th of March, with Masterchef contestant Eliza Wilson leading an enthusiastic group of foodies on a journey of great tasting and exquisite food.

36. Relaxed and Natural

San Antonio, Texas, changed the course of Mt. Eliza photographer, Lisa Atkinson’s life.

42. Style File

Autumn fashion on the peninsula.

50. Autumn Trends

When the leaves start changing colour and there is a faint chill in the air, you know that autumn is here, which means changing up the wardrobe to suit.

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58. His Safe Word is Poetry

Jai Thoolen could be described as a fair haired Hagrid, a gentle giant or even ‘Thor’. At the very least the six foot seven (202cm) Rosebud man with the wild flowing beard is a true wordsmith and one of the peninsula’s most prolific poets.

64. Simply Glorious

Step back in time to New York circa 1940 and the most sought after performer was an enthusiastic, albeit off key soprano, Florence Foster Jenkins, affectionately known as the first lady of the sliding scale. This year peninsula theatre lovers are in for a real treat with the stage show based on the life of the offbeat singer coming to the Frankston Arts Centre.

68. Held In High Regard

If you have ever dined on the Mornington Peninsula it is most likely you will have enjoyed a beautiful meal prepared by local restaurateur Bernard Ricca, who has been a chef for some 33 years. The chilled out peninsula chef has run and owned multiple restaurants in several different locations across the peninsula, having found his home at Stumpy Gully Vineyard for the past four years.

74. Must Try Dishes 77. All Things Greek

With a vision to bring her own version of Greek culinary experience to the Mornington Peninsula, it wasn’t long before pastry chef Ari Rigogiannis had the plans in place to start her own Pier Café. Cover Photo Straw Necked Ibis strolling in formation, under a silvery moon at The Briars, in Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Yanni.

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March 2018

80. The Curious Case of Dr Rohner

Dr Charles William Rohner MD opened his practice in Hastings, the town’s first doctor. On 9 January 1890, he disappeared without trace. At the time there were several theories about his fate but the mystery remains unsolved.

90. Crossword 92. Focus on Moorooduc 94. Sorrento Stunner

The pinnacle of perfection with the ultimate seaside address, this tri-level three year old dream home with four bedrooms and self-cleaning lap pool directly opposite the beach raises the bar on luxury living to spectacular new heights.

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