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Speakers explore arts, history LARS Tharp, left, a presenter on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow program, is the first speaker for the year of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Mornington Peninsula branch. The ceramics and oriental art specialist, broadcaster and speaker will tell the story of London’s Foundling Hospital, at 5.30pm, Friday 26 February, at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington. The Foundling hospital was established in 1739 by philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram as a home for the education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children. Artist William Hogarth had a long association with the hospital and was a governor, as was composer George Handel. “Lars will explore how Thomas Coram

Hospital’s plans a business builder CONSTRUCTION companies, landscapers, tradespeople and suppliers are welcome to attend a free ‘Meet the Builder’ event on Thursday 25 February, to register for any opportunities that may arise from Frankston Private Hospital’s $45 million expansion project. According to Frankston mayor Cr James Dooley, the Frankston Private Expansion project, delivered by Watpac on behalf of Healthscope and Generation Healthcare REIT, will include opportunities for local suppliers to bid for work packages on the project. “This opportunity has been arranged through Frankston City’s ‘Buy Local’ program, which has brought about some amazing partnerships through major construction projects in the last few years,” Cr Dooley said. The City’s Buy Local program has so far resulted in more than $20 million of construction and related contracts awarded to Frankston City based businesses on major projects such as The Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC), Frankston Hospital and the South East Water headquarters. According to Santo Mangano from Carrum Downs business S & A Paving, which was awarded the concreting contract for PARC under the City’s Buy Local Program, local contracts bring economic benefits to wider the local community and opportunities to hire more staff. “Making money locally means that you spend money locally: we always source local materials and the boys always eat their lunch at local cafes,” Mr Mangano said. “As we had extra work doing the concreting for the aquatic centre, I needed about 25 staff on and off during that project. Whereas I usually employ about 10 staff during off-peak times,” he said. “From ceiling and paving works to metalwork, signage to fencing, tiling, road works and almost everything in-between, any businesses that may have an opportunity to get involved with this project, should definitely find out more,” Cr Dooley said. The free Meet the Builder event is on Thursday 25 February, 4–5.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston. Register to attend at businessfrankston.com.au/ events.

Rotary awards FOUR people who have “given outstanding community service to the local community” received Rotary Club of Mt Eliza pride of workmanship awards last month. Vocational excellence winner Kate Poole, of Morning Star Estate, was honoured for her team leadership and customer service skills. Three other winners were named in the community service section: Ann Scholes, Stephen Baker and Jacqui Woodward. Ms Scholes is head of The Friends of Williams Rd beach who have rejuvenated a section of the foreshore; Mr Baker, as Mt Eliza Junior Football Club president over the past five years, has played a role in the growth of football among boys and girls, and Ms Woodward’s community service has included seven years as president of the Mt Eliza Garden Club.

achieved his aim of providing a refuge for ‘foundlings’, and for babies at risk of infanticide, and the part Hogarth and Handel played in this. It is a gripping story with huge resonance for our own time,” society chair Janet Glaspole said. Those wishing to attend should call Glad Hungerford, 9787 2092, who will reserve a seat for $20. The hour-long, illustrated lectures are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the lecturer and members. A range of topics to be covered this year includes “Inside Monet’s house at Giverny”; “Elizabeth Taylor’s greatest love affair … with jewels” and “The aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture and design”.

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