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Chillin’ with the Gurus BY HAYDN GODONY IDING the resurgent wave of popularity being enjoyed by many ’80s musical outfits, the Hoodoo Gurus will headline next year’s Between the Bays music festival. “Back in the ’80s we felt like we were fighting against the prevailing musical fashion, playing these big, loud Grech guitars,” Hoodoo’s guitarist Brad Shepherd said from his Sydney home. “We were really interested in what we felt was more ‘classic song-writing’. Our influences were very different from what else was around. We listened to The Cramps and The Gunn Club and glam rock acts like Gary Glitter and Slade and T-Rex had a big influence on us, as well as the ’50’s rockers. “But all of that material was song-based, whereas a lot of our material in the ’80s was groove-based. We worked from the song up. We always had the song first and built the arrangement up around it. That’s probably the defining difference between The Hoodoos and a lot of other ’80s bands.’’

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Plenty of places to party WITH NEW YEAR’S EVE JUST ROUND THE CORNER, IT’S TIME TO GET INTO PARTY MODE. SOME NIGHTLIFE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

• ROSE GPO in Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, will present popular peninsula-based blues and roots band President Roots in a cabaret-style show. Details: 5982 3200.

• PORTSEA HOTEL will feature Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows playing from 6-8pm in the beer garden. DJs Mic Newman and James Ware will continue with old-school party sets until 1am. Finger food will be served and prizes will be given away throughout the night. Presale tickets are $100. Details: 5984 2213. • THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL in Sorrento has a party planned for The Conti nightclub. The action will spread over three of the heritage building’s rooms and balconies. DJs will spin commercial house, rhythm ’n’ bass and retro. Presale tickets are $75 and backpacker accommodation packages are available. Details: 5984 2201. • RYE HOTEL will welcome back karaoke hosted by DJs Mad Matty and Kaiser. The upstairs deck will be beach-themed. Door sales are $40. Details: 5985 2277. • ROSEBUD HOTEL will present popular peninsula combo Bedrock, who will play hits and classics from 9pm, ably supported by Fudge and DJ Jordan. Presale tickets bought before December 28 include entry into a prize-draw for a DJ deck and headphones. Details: 5986 1688.

• DAVEYS in Frankston will be dedicated to bayside over-28s. DJ Rohan will spin a blend of one-hit wonders, retro and current hits. Attractions include a $10,000 cash prize to one lucky patron. Details: 9783 7255. • HA’PENNY BRIDGE in Wells Street, Frankston, will see in the new year with covers band Eye Spy. Drink specials will be on offer. Details: 9770 0055. • HICKINBOTHAM WINERY in Dromana will present The Wizard and Oz, Dave McMillan and Andrew Farrell, rocking and be-bopping. Details: 5981 0355. • THE BAY HOTEL in Main Street, Mornington, will present DJ Benny Watt and guests playing party anthems. Next door in The Social, DJ Matt Horner will play ’80s pop and party music. Entry of $10 includes a $21 drink-card. Details: 5976 2222. • BEACHES in Barkly Street, Mornington, will be decked out in a beach party theme with double DJs Liz and Steve playing lots of hits from the ’80s and ’90s along with any requests. Presale tickets will be discounted. Details: 5975 0966.

Rocking New Year: Bedrock is one of the many bands performing on New Year’s Eve. Picture: Haydn Godony

• HARBA on the Esplanade in Mornington will present a cocktail party upstairs with finger food and a DJ spinning classic pop. Details: 5975 1100. • MORNING STAR ESTATE in Mt Eliza will present a triple tributeband bill featuring the Queen tribute show, U2 exponents Achtung Baby and former Geisha frontman Chris Doheny’s band Australian Made, followed by fireworks at 9.30pm. Details: 9787 7760.

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Entertaining in all ways BY HAYDN GODONY

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NJECTING a fresh lease of life into Bartiste bar in Frankston, new owner Carlos Reo-Dero sees the venue as a hub for funky arts and culture. Bartiste’s out-of-the-way location, upstairs in the back of Young Street, has given the venue a tailor-made cult location with a similarly developing status. “I have always loved this bar and felt it was too good an opportunity to miss out on. The peninsula needs a place like this,� Reo-Dero said. Decorated with an eclectic mix of art and much of the seating in big old lounge chairs and upholstered couches, it’s an ideal spot to relax and taste test some house-specialty cocktails such as an espresso martini, fruit tingle or sunrise. There are plans to hold regular art exhibitions, poetry recitations and philosophy cafe sessions along with dance and cocktail-making classes.

Regionally brewed bubbly, beer and cider are also available. Perhaps Frankston’s best kept secret, live entertainment at Bartiste includes burlesque, flamenco and a string of regular musicians. “We are the official venue for the 2013 Ventana Latina Festival and a primary sponsor of the City Life Festival,� Reo-Dero said. Latin dance lessons, including the tango, will be held each Saturday in January. On Saturday, December 22, quirky vocal quartet The Nymphs will perform their unique blend of powerful original tunes mixed with Andrews Sisters-style songs reworked from the World War II era. Bartiste Lounge Bar is in Ross Smith Lane, at the rear of 12 Young Street, Frankston. Phone: 9783 8883.

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Dragon still red hot BY HAYDN GODONY

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T will be a red hot summer in Mt Eliza next month when iconic band Dragon hits the stage. Dragon were rock warriors of the late ’70s and early ’80s touring scene — and self-proclaimed emperors of excess. The band entertained New Zealanders and Australians with a raft of infectious hits including This Time, April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough?, Rain and Young Years. The two-disc Dragon Years 40th anniversary collection released in October features all the hits with original front man Marc Hunter on vocals, along with new material recorded since Dragon’s reformation in 2006 with the current line-up of founding member Todd Hunter on bass, fellow Kiwi Mark Williams on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bruce Reid on electric guitar and Pete Drummond on drums. “We have just finished a tour of New Zealand, 17 dates in 20 days. We criss-crossed the country a number of times and played at some great venues including the Wellington Opera House. The crowds were great and we sang like

crazy. It was fabulous,” Hunter said from his home in the mountains south of Sydney. “Part of the artistry is to drive the crowd to have a really good time. You do have to play a lot harder to get people levitating up off the ground, these days. It’s helped incredibly now by the fact that the crowd sing all the songs. Even the different generations,’’ Hunter said. “Mark Williams gets up there and makes the songs his own. Our set in Mt Eliza will be made up of the songs that everyone will know plus a couple of new songs, probably Rainy Day and Chase the Sun. ‘‘Rain is the song I love playing the most. The crowd just carries you through it. ‘‘We were lazy. We could have written a lot more songs, but you can’t regret that stuff. Everything happens as it happens. We can play for two hours and everybody knows every song.’’ Dragon will join Jimmy Barnes, The Baby Animals, Ian Moss and Chocolate Starfish on Sunday, January 20, for the Red Hot Summer tour at Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza. Details: ticketmaster.com.au.

Dragon 2012: Bruce Reid, Mark Williams, Todd Hunter and Pete Drummond.

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Flag Raising Ceremony & Address from Australia Day Ambassador

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Every major town centre will have music and Rye will have children’s entertainment and live bands from 1pm.

Absolutely Aussie! Featuring Uncanny Xmen’s Brian Mannix, Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder and Kids In The Kitchen’s Scott Carne on the ‘Pearl Magazine Stage’

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Mornington Park especially will be jumping hosting entertainment and activities all afternoon from 12 noon to 9:30pm.

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Other popular kids’ events across the Peninsula will be the Safety Beach to Rosebud Fun Run, bands on the Rye Foreshore and fireworks in Mornington and Rye. The Australia Day Celebrations are part of a comprehensive program put on by the Shire. For information on all the Shire activities, contact the Community and Special Events Team at the Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1300 850 600 or visit the Shire’s web site: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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Poll push over project FRANKSTON councillors found themselves in the firing line when they voted to support concept plans for the controversial South East Water building at a planning meeting last Monday week. Just weeks after the new council was installed, some members of the public are calling for another election, saying they were not properly consulted about the eight-storey SEW headquarters to be built on Kananook Creek Boulevard by 2015. In front of a packed gallery, enraged submitters told the council they opposed the building being constructed in that location. Rob Thurley, who spent 33 years on the Kananook Creek Association, spoke on behalf of the Long Island residents group.‘‘This is the wrong place. The building is too wide, too high and too near the creek,’’ he said. Since 1979, the KCA had been working on a

Federation Square-style ‘‘vision shared by council’’, which it had believed would transform the area around Kananook Creek. KCA president Trevor Nock said the group had been led to believe that the creek was more likely to be desilted and moorings reinstated if the building was constructed. ‘‘But we strongly object to the lack of proper process. Years of work were overturned in the blink of an eye. The council had already agreed to the deal,’’ Mr Nock said. Unsuccessful council candidate Ron Reichwald spoke in support of the building, saying it would be good for employment and the local economy. ‘‘It is a modest development. It cannot be described as a high rise and it is not the beach front, it is Kananook Creek.’’ Mr Reichwald described Frankston as a forward moving modern city. ‘‘If you don’t want to live in such a city, move down to Rye,’’ he said. Glenn Aitken was the only councillor who

did not support the plans. He said the building was ugly and glare from it would prevent people from enjoying its surrounds. ‘‘Everything they wanted was a deal breaker. South East Water have been extended every courtesy while the people of Frankston have been kept in the dark.’’ Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said in a written statement: ‘‘While we understand our community has concerns, we are rejuvenating the city and attracting investment, shaping a vibrant Frankston for the future.’’

This is the last edition of the Weekly for 2012. We wish all our readers a happy and safe festive season, and thank you for your support. We look forward to returning with our first edition for 2013 on January 15. — Sandra Bull, editor, Mornington

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Re: Frankston crime rises 8.6% If I recall correctly, when Frankston Council employed community safety officers and had those CCTV mobile cameras that worked closely with Frankston police, general crime went down. Why was that program cancelled by the council?

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would have been an entirely different response to what the councillors went with. Adrian (via web)

This is a major step backwards that gives the power back to council staff to pull the wool over the eyes of the elected council.

Re: Macca’s Seaford opposition grows Three hundred signatures? Well, there’s more than 15,000 people who live in the Seaford 3198 postcode who support this development and who you won’t hear from. Not happy? Divide the cost of land by 300 and build a commune.

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Re: Group warns of ‘planning abuse’ What a lousy decision. I now understand why the likes of Kris Bolam and Christine Richards decided to get out of local government. Decisions like this are why people are so cynical of politicians. Well done, new Frankston councillors — you reaffirmed this view. Kim (via web)

Published by Metro Media Publishing Pty Ltd (ACN 141 396 741). All material is copyright and no part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the editor. Responsibility for election comment is accepted by Antony Catalano, 113-115 York Street, South Melbourne, 3205. The Weekly endorses the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s “Code of Conduct”. All significant errors will be corrected as quickly as possible. Distribution numbers, areas and coverage are estimates only. For advertising terms and conditions, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au and www.adcentre.com.au

I too am very disappointed that the new council has assumed an economic rather than consultative position on this matter. I imagine there will be more people than ever watching exactly what Frankston Council is doing now. Just remember councillors, there are always elections.

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Re: Frankston overturns residents’ vote Such a vote is a really disheartening message, especially it being the first meeting of the newly elected council. Where is the leadership of the mayor?

Cr Glenn Aitken has the right idea. This is just a power-hungry move. Dale (via web)

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A position of governance is one of representing the community, not deciding for us without consultation. I am wondering if the current legislation supports such autonomy by a council to make its own decisions regardless of what its community wants.

This is just Gould Street residents trying to protect valuations and sights on their million dollar properties. Adrian (via web)

Re: Festival of lights What a great festival Frankston Council put on to light up the historic Norfolk pine tree and the night sky. The weather was on side and there was a fantastic turn out of people of all ages, with everyone enjoying themselves with the numerous activities, food outlets, concerts and the spectacular Santa sleigh ride and fireworks display. Congratulations Frankston Council and the people of Frankston for making this a memorable night for me and my family. Sonya Kilkenny, Seaford

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TAFE students face massive fees hike BY SAMANTHA ROBIN STUDENTS planning to take courses at Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus next year are facing drastic fee hikes. The increases in fees — flowing from the state government’s budget cuts to TAFEs — may put courses out of reach for some students. Under the previous system, some courses were underpinned by government subsidies and capped at an annual fee of $2500 a student. This means courses without 2013 resource allocation under the Victorian Training Guarantee — including business administration, legal services, sport and fitness, food and meat processing, marketing, liberal arts, ceramics, areas of hospitality and events — are facing increased fees or have been axed. Courses facing fee hikes at Frankston include the advanced diploma of building design - architecture (from $2500 to $4170), the advanced diploma of building surveying (from $2500 to $5500) and the advanced diploma of justice (from $2500 to $3650).

Students who are ineligible for the government’s subsidised course fee will be forced to fork out even higher fees. Chisholm Institute chief executive officer Maria Peters said courses without sufficient resources may be offered as fee-forservice from next year, but would be determined by the number of enrolments. A Chisholm Institute spokeswoman said the institute had tried to keep fees as low as possible. ‘‘In courses where there are high numbers of disadvantaged students, and for foundation courses such as VCE, we have kept fees low,’’ she said. ‘‘Our decision on what to charge for these courses was based on market value and competition with other tertiary providers. They may seem like big increases but we have to cover the costs of providing the course.’’ The spokeswoman said some Chisholm courses — including certificate III and IV in hospitality, certificate I in kitchen operations and ceramics — would not be offered next year. ‘‘If students were in the middle of completing a course they will be able to access the training to complete this course.’’

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Freeway links up with artists ARTWORK has popped up along the soon-to-be completed Peninsula Link Freeway. The sculptures are the finishing touches to be added to the freeway, which is due to open early next year. There is sure to be differing opinions on the three feature art pieces to be placed at various sites along the route. Motorists will have noticed artist Louise Paramor’s piece, Panorama Station, at the interchange between EastLink and Peninsula Link. The colourful, wacky piece, which depicts a space station with a rocket launch pad, will be permanently located at the site. With the apex of the structure reaching a height of 16.5 metres, it certainly makes a statement as motorists drive into Frankston. Other sculptures soon to go up on the freeway include Dean Colls’ Rex Australis: The King is dead, long live the King, depicting a giant sheep’s skull, and Phil Price’s Tree of life. A total of 14 sculptures will be commissioned over the next 25 years and will be rotated to various sites along the 27-kilometre stretch of freeway, which will have two lanes in either direction. The sculptures will be replaced with

Eye-catching art: Louise Paramor’s art piece, Panorama Station, at the start of the Peninsula Link Freeway. new artwork every two years until 2037. The artwork is designed to provide a talking point for motorists. — Samantha Robin What do you think of the sculptures along Peninsula Link? Post a web comment at peninsulaweekly.com.au.

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Financial Support for Local Groups Applications open for CouncilÂ’s annual Community Grants Program for 20132014. Applications close 28 February 2013. Application forms and guidelines: www.frankston.vic.gov.au or 9784 1015.

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Would you like to become a trained Home and Community Care or Child Care worker? Council is offering the opportunity to be trained and supported into employment in these sectors, subject to your eligibility. Details: Janet, 9784 1734, 0448 371 291 or janet.reid@frankston.vic.gov.au

School Holiday Activities Lots to see and do around Frankston City. For a full list of holiday programs and events, visit www.frankston.vic. gov.au or 1300 322 842.

Summer Restrictions Dogs on Beaches

All dogs are prohibited on the Frankston and Seaford foreshore between the hours of 9:30am and 7:30pm until 31 March 2013. Outside these hours dogs are welcome on the beach but must be on a lead at all times     be conducting daily patrols to detect offenders and penalties may apply.

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Council is supporting the State Government no smoking bans within a 50 metres radius of the Frankston Life Saving Club and Seaford Life Saving Club            be displayed indicating the smoke-free zones.

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Frankston Toy Library, 20 Ebdale Street, Frankston Please donate quality pre-loved or new childrenÂ’s books for a special ongoing book bag program which promotes childrenÂ’s literacy. Details: 9781 3900 or www.frankstontoylibrary.org.au

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Burger off: Macca’s opponents talk tough BY LEE OPITZ ABOUT 140 objectors turned up to a protest meeting last Thursday to discuss a plan of attack to stop a proposal for a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant in Seaford. Organised by the fledgling SCRAM (Seaford Community Residents Against McDonald’s) group, the meeting was also attended by North West Ward councillors Glenn Aitken, James Dooley and Rebekah Spelman. Also on hand were representatives of the No Maccas in Tecoma (NMT) group, which in October lost its twoyear fight to stop McDonald’s coming to their town. The restaurant would be sited on the corner of Nepean Highway and Seaford Road. The main objections are that a restaurant would bring antisocial behaviour, odours, security, traffic and impact on the environment. Seaford Football Netball Club president Phil Taylor said McDonald’s had offered to sponsor the club, but the committee rejected the offer.

‘‘We have several concerns. There are no gates into the football oval and security will be a big issue, not only during events, but all day,’’ he said. ‘‘And like all local clubs, we rely on our canteen funds to keep us going and we estimate we could lose about $10,000 a year if a McDonald’s is up the road’’ Others were concerned about the restaurant site’s proximity to a Woolworths liquor outlet opposite. SCRAM member Tony Tyre said a message needed to be sent to the state government that people were fed up with multinationals steamrolling councils over planning issues. ‘‘This development does not fit the neighbourhood character, and frankly, we don’t want these characters in our neighbourhood.’’ NMT spokeswoman Elicia Savvas said although the group failed to stop the Tecoma development, there were things SCRAM could learn from their campaign. ‘‘You are starting a lot earlier than us, so you are in a better position. Start fund-raising and get

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Frankston third in weapons surrender BY ALECIA PINNER SIXTY-five illegal or unwanted weapons, including 36 guns, were handed in at Frankston police station during a two-month weapons amnesty which ended on November 30. The number of weapons received by Frankston was the third highest in the state, and was topped only by Bendigo (164 weapons) and Warrnambool (87). Throughout Victoria, 2450 weapons were handed in and they will be destroyed. The weapons included double-edged knives, machetes, high-powered rifles, homemade handguns and daggers. Of the weapons handed in at Frankston, 13 were bladed, 34 were long-armed guns and two were handguns. Licensing and regulation division’s Superintendent Russell Barrett said police were pleased with the response. “It’s a good result for Victoria Police and the community as a whole — 2450 less weapons on our streets and no chance of them ever being used

again,’’ he said. “Whether it was a forgotten firearm in the shed or a handmade knife, they are no longer in our community. ‘‘We thank those members of the public who took advantage of the amnesty to hand them in to police.” The penalty for carrying an illegal weapon is up to two years jail or up to 10 years imprisonment for firearms offences.

Drunks nabbed in blitz Frankston was one of seven hubs targeted by Victoria Police during Operation Unite, a national police blitz on drunken violence. On December 7 and 8, police visited 58 licensed premises as well as transport and entertainment areas. Nine people were arrested in Frankston, including five for alcohol-related offences and one for assault. Two drink-drivers were detected, as were two liquor licence offences. Across Victoria, 171 people were arrested during the sixth year of Operation Unite.

Stiff upper lips There were some suspicious looking characters hanging around the Frankston police station during last month’s Movember campaign. About 40 Frankston police officers grew moustaches to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues. Generous donations from family and friends meant the station was able to raise close to $8000 and was placed fourth of 70 contenders in the nationwide Movember Triple-0 challenge.

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MP under scrutiny Police are investigating allegations of misconduct in public office by Frankston Liberal MP Geoff Shaw. Labor called for the probe after Ombudsman George Brouwer found in October that Mr Shaw’s parliamentary car had notched up about 8000 kilometres on commercial trips, costing about $1350 in fuel, for his Carrum Downs hardware business. A Victoria Police spokesman said last week: ‘‘Victoria Police can confirm that the crime command is investigating allegations of misconduct in public office by a serving member of the Victorian Parliament. As the investigation is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.’’ If Mr Shaw resigned his seat before the next election, Labor could pick up his seat with a 2.1 per cent swing at a byelection, thereby raising the possibility of a lower-house deadlock that might need a state election to resolve it.

School closes St Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox College in Frankston North permanently closed on December 14 after failing to find a financial saviour to bail it out of the massive debts which

Firefighters were on their way to a car fire in Seaview Road, Frankston South, last Thursday week when they came across a fence fire. Police said firefighters stopped to put out the brush screen fence fire, also in Seaview Road, about 3am before attending to the car. Information to Detective Senior Constable Ryan Collins of Frankston police on 9784 5590.

Second assault investigated Just over a week after a man died following an alleged assault in Carrum Downs, police were called to another serious assault in the suburb. Two brothers were visiting a bottle shop at the Carrum Downs shopping centre in Hall Road last Saturday week, when they became involved in a altercation with another man. After getting in their vehicles and leaving the shopping centre, both cars pulled up at the intersection of Gamble and McCormicks roads. One of the brothers, and the man involved in the altercation, got out of their vehicles and police allege the man threw one of the bottles of beer he was carrying at the brother, causing him to fall to the ground with head injuries. He was taken to Frankston Hospital before being transferred to The Alfred for surgery. Information to Detective Senior Constable Mark Garrett on 9784 5590.

Close call for family BY ALECIA PINNER A ROSEBUD man whose triumph against adversity was featured on the cover of the Weekly this month, has escaped a fire which destroyed his home. Heath Davidson, his fiance, and mother Jane Davidson were at home on December 1 when the fire broke out and burnt down their home. Mr Davidson, 25, turned his life around at the Fight 4 Life youth club — overcoming a lifestyle of partying and drugs to become a promising wheelchair boxer. Just days after having his picture taken for the cover of the Weekly, Mr Davidson and his fiance Megan were asleep when she was woken by the sound of shattering glass. ‘‘It was an intense wake-up call. My girlfriend woke up because she heard the front door shatter. She yelled out ‘somebody is breaking in’ and ran out of my room into a room full of flames. ‘‘By the time she got my wheelchair there were flames at the door . . . we got mum and the dogs out and watched it burn. The flames were so intense and it was so loud. The neighbours had called the fire brigade; they said they had been calling out for five minutes.’’ The family contacted their insurance company

Lucky escape: Jane and Heath Davidson inspect the remains of their home. Picture: Daryl Gordon and was disappointed to discover the house had been over-insured and the contents underinsured. Although the house will be replaced, less than half the family’s property will be. ‘‘I’ve lost everything,’’ Mr Davidson said. ‘‘All my gym gear, my sports chair. Mum is devastated — it is the little things, like photos of the kids and wedding photos.’’ Anyone who would like to help the Davidsons can contact the Weekly at peninsulanews@your weekly.com.au.

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Backflip on school transport subsidy BY SAMANTHA ROBIN PRESSURE from local schools has forced the state government to reverse its decision to means test the conveyance allowance for school students. Following a decision in October to means test the allowance and change the urban growth boundary, the government recently backflipped on some of its proposed changes of the scheme. Langwarrin will be included in the UGB for the first time next year, making students living in or attending school in the suburb ineligible for the subsidy. Some areas of the Mornington Peninsula, where public transport is limited, will be exempt from the new boundary changes for the time being. Education Minister Martin Dixon said Independent Schools Victoria, the Catholic Education Commission Victoria and several members of parliament has expressed concern over the changes, which would signific-

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Our health worry: more than a hangover BY LEE OPITZ PEOPLE living in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula have a higher risk of developing health issues relating to alcohol consumption than any other metropolitan local government area in Victoria. A report released last week by the federal government’s public health information development unit ranked the two municipalities highest with an estimated 5630 and 5094 people respectively suffering from alcohol-related health issues. The category was just one of seven bowel cancer risk factors identified in the report, A Bowel Cancer Atlas of Australia, 2012. The atlas also includes data on people with type 2 diabetes, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Julien Wiggins said the information gave communities the opportunity to focus on health behaviours that could be improved. “About 70 per cent of bowel cancer cases are linked to modifiable diet

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Frankston ‘hotbed’ for kids left in cars BY LEE OPITZ IN the 12 months to November, Ambulance Victoria paramedics were called to 921 cases of children locked in cars, 24 of them in Frankston. Official figures released last week revealed that only Hoppers Crossing had more incidents involving children aged under 13 with 26 call outs. Across the Frankston municipality, the rescues also included two each in the Seaford, Frankston South and Frankston North areas and three in Carrum Downs and Langwarrin. All the children involved were under 13 years old, and more than 90 per cent of these were under four. Just under a quarter of incidents occurred at home, and most of those involving children occurred between 11am and 3pm — the hottest part of the day. Ambulance Victoria group manager Brett Drummond said leaving children in a car could prove deadly.

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Tim Nelson tries his hand at paddling at Beach Fest at the Frankston Waterfront. The free event was held to celebrate the International Day of People with a Disability and to bring people of all abilities together to try new activities and meet people. Ultimate Frisbee, life-sized chess, sailing and circus skills were just some of the fun activities on offer. Frankston Council’s disability, access and inclusion committee organised the event.

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Christmas giver: Paul Bosdorf

Church and carols: Cheryl Booker

Son’s birthday: Peter Williams

It can be the loneliest, saddest or most joyous time. The Weekly team asked Frankston residents what Christmas means to them.

Not just another day hile Buddhists, Hindus, Jehovah Witnesses, pagans, agnostics and certainly atheists may not celebrate Christmas, no matter what you believe, the yuletide season has come to mean much more than one big birthday party for Jesus. It is not only carols and church services. It’s children waking before dawn to see what Santa has brought them, mothers getting stressed out, the joy of opening presents under the tree and fathers carving roasts eaten in heatwaves. It’s drinks with the neighbours, cricket in the backyard, decorations and sparkling lights. It is a time of giving and sharing, laughter and tears; to celebrate family, friends and the joy of living. Paul Bosdorf knows what it is to give. Since he retired from teaching 14 years ago, he has spent each day of the Christmas period perched on a stool outside Frankston’s Bayside shopping centre, tin-rattling for the Salvation Army. Paul says generous donations of about $1000 a week from the public were the only way the Salvation Army branch funded welfare projects in Frankston, including food packages distributed to needy people. ‘‘Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ in this world,’’ Paul says. ‘‘People are always good to the Salvos.’’ For new mother Bree Young, of Seaford, this Christmas will be a particularly happy time. ‘‘It’s all about being together with family and

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for my husband Phil and me, this year, we’ll be sharing it with our six-week-old baby boy Jaiden for the first time,’’ she says. ‘‘We’ve had some fun times, like when Christmas lunch degenerated into a food fight, and when all my family came camping with us at Mathoura for Christmas. ‘‘The Christmas cheer had evaporated by the next morning when they went home covered in mozzie bites. ‘‘We’ve travelled from Wonthaggi to Torquay in one day so that we could share the day with both families. But that’s what it’s all about.’’ Peter Williams, of Frankston, agrees the day is all about family and friends. For him, Christmas Day is even more special as it’s his son’s 15th birthday. ‘‘The best Christmas present I ever got was my son.’’ Sumatran-born Edward Haloho, of Rye, is among the more than 8000 single-parent families living in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Edward finds Christmas a very expensive time of the year, but still makes sure he sees his son who lives in Bendigo. An expensive time indeed. In the penultimate week before Christmas, the Australian National Retailers Association estimates Australians will splash out $6.5 billion on Christmas gifts. ‘‘In Sumatra, New Year’s Eve is a more important occasion, sitting around thinking of the year passed and what’s ahead,’’ Edward says. For others, the Christmas season can be a

stressful and depressing time. Financial and time pressures, isolation, family tensions, separation and divorce, bereavement, becoming a stepfamily, or just reflecting on another year gone by can all undermine the Christmas spirit. Census statistics show the fastest growing household type in Australia is the lone-person

‘Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ into this world.’ — Paul Bosdorf household, projected to grow by an average of 2.2 per cent per year, from 1.9 million in 2006 to 3.2 million in 2031. Of course, not all people living on their own are without family and friends, but for people like Cheryl Booker it is a bitter-sweet time at yuletide. Cheryl, who moved to Australia from England with her husband and son, is now on her own after both died. Tears well in her eyes as she tells the Weekly she will be without family at Christmas. ‘‘I lost my son, two years ago at the end of November, and my husband 18 years ago. ‘‘My family in England keep in touch but I am here on my own.’’ Due to a health condition, Cheryl is unable to travel back to England, although she keeps her passport handy just in case.

‘‘I live at the RSL village [Frankston South] and all the people who haven’t got anybody are meeting at the hall for Christmas lunch. ‘‘Turkey, you name it — they have it. I’m really looking forward to it. I go to Peninsula City church for a Christmas service and this Sunday I’ll go to the carols.’’ According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are 2.1 million children aged under 18 in the world, so Santa is going to be a busy boy. For a third of the world’s population, and the 61 per cent of Australians who are Christian, the importance of Christmas — or Christ’s Mass—cannot be ignored. It is always a family day for Mt Eliza resident Terri Adams. ‘‘My 74-year-old mother does Christmas every year. It is not so much about the gifts but about spending time together. ‘‘We usually have about 16 there and stay for lunch and dinner, so we don’t have to go anywhere.’’ As a Greek Orthodox family, they all attend church services as part of the celebrations. ‘‘‘‘It is important to acknowledge that it is a religious day,’’ Terri says.

The Weekly thanks all its readers for their support in 2012 and wishes everyone a happy Christmas and holiday season, and a healthy and safe 2013.

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Young gun gets his day in Suns

FRANKSTON Dolphins are set to throw Jason Pongracic a football lifeline after the talented Kooweerup product was overlooked in last Tuesday’s AFL rookie draft. Dolphins coach Simon Goosey confirmed the Dandenong Stingrays co-captain had been training with the club and was likely to sign in the coming days. Pongracic, 18, a member of the AIS-AFL Academy, was surprisingly overlooked in both drafts and will now try and ignite his football career in the VFL. ‘‘He has got his whole football career in front of him,’’ Goosey said. ‘‘The VFL is a great competition for players to mature in — most of the players that get drafted from the TAC Cup take a while to mature when a guy can play senior football straightaway after playing VFL.’’ Another Stingray, Tim McGenniss, had his AFL dream fulfilled at the rookie draft with North Melbourne recruiting the consistent midfielder at No. 10. The Frankston YCW youngster won the Stingrays best and fairest award this year and impressed with his work ethic and ball-winning ability.

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IT was never going to come easy for Leigh Osborne, but patience and hard work paid off for the former Belgrave and East Ringwood star when he finally earned a place in the AFL last week. The 22 year old from Ferntree Gully was drafted by Gold Coast with the second pick in the AFL rookie draft. He had earlier missed selection during the AFL national draft in late November, when the Suns were expected to select him. He will start on the rookie list but, given the Suns’ youthful team, could well work his way into the senior side in 2013. Despite the disappointment of missing out in the national draft, Osborne was immediately invited to the Gold Coast to train with the Suns in the two weeks leading up to the rookie draft. He did well enough to earn a place with the fledgling AFL club. Osborne put his name on AFL radars this past year, with a stellar season with VFL club Frankston Dolphins and coach Simon Goosey praising Osborne’s dedication. ‘‘Ozzie has been going really good up on the Gold Coast,’’ he said.

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Hitting out: Travis Pastuska hits out in the District Shield clash with Somerville on Saturday. Somerville defended its 196 to defeat the Pines, Eagles bowler Adam Kaddatz (5-49) putting on another impressive display. Kaddatz now sits second on the wicket-taking list with 19 from his six matches. The Pines top order put up fierce resistance with Riki Antiss (32), Travis Pastuska (42) and Nick Wilcox (42 not out) giving the Eagles plenty to be nervous about. But the Pines suffered a middle-order collapse, losing 7-61 and opening the door to a Somerville victory. In other District Shield matches, Carrum had

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no trouble defending its 233, winning by 125 runs over Boneo. Langwarrin kept its firm grip on the top place, easily defeating Seaford by 102. Baden Powell defeated Main Ridge by 67 runs, despite Main Ridge batsman Gareth Wyatt making a brilliant 140. Frankston YCW remained winless, going down to Flinders. For more MPCA reports and pictures visit peninsulaweekly.com.au.

Dolphins star a plumber one day, a Pie the next BY BRAD McGRATH KYLE Martin was still pinching himself on Thursday afternoon. The Noble Park product and Frankston Dolphins star had his AFL dream realised on Tuesday morning when Collingwood called his name out at pick 13 in the rookie draft. ‘‘I didn’t really have any idea they were going to pick me,’’ Martin said. ‘‘It came as a pretty big shock — I knew that I was in the mix but they hadn’t given me any indication that they were going to take me.’’ He soon received a call from Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley welcoming him to the Magpies and urging him to seize his chance with both hands. ‘‘He just said congratulations on getting picked up, work hard and do your best and you never know what can happen,’’ the 22 year old said. ‘‘It’s pretty exciting and I’m just looking forward to getting stuck into preseason.’’

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Second spot for Parkers DELACOMBE PARK secured second place at the mid-season break, defeating Hastings by 59 runs in their MPCA District Shield match on Saturday. Hastings’ meagre total of 95 was never going to be enough against the strong batting line-up of Delacombe Park but the early wickets of Ben Brittain (9) and Connor Glendinning (17) provided a glimmer of hope. Delacombe Park captain-coach John Guthrie, who fell soon after his openers, said his middle order weathered the storm. ‘‘We got off to a pretty shaky start. ‘‘It was a really good win by the boys.’’ ‘‘They bowled really well — we know what Scotty Phillips and [Ian] Dias can do.’’ Dias finished with 5-43 but even his heroics were not enough to help Hastings snatch a victory. ‘‘We got a few starts but we couldn’t string any partnerships together,’’ Guthrie said. It took brilliant Delacombe Park all-rounder Shane Deal (34), coming in at No. 9, to drag his team to the winning post. ‘‘We were getting a bit nervous towards the end,’’ Guthrie said. ‘‘It’s a huge win for us and makes us 4-2 rather than 3-3 going into the break. ‘‘We haven’t played any games where we have bowled well and then batted well. We think there is still plenty improvement to come for us.’’

Martin has stunned the football world with his rapid rise to AFL ranks. Just over a year ago he had been lured from Noble Park by Dolphins coach Simon Goosey after winning two straight premierships with the Eastern Football League club. He averaged 25 possessions in his debut season in the VFL and represented his state. ‘‘A few seasons ago I was at Noble Park and now I’m at Collingwood — you just have to pinch yourself sometimes,’’ said Martin, who grew up supporting Richmond. Goosey has been singing Martin’s praises all season and he believes the tough midfielder could continue his improvement quickly at the highly resourced Magpies. ‘‘I reckon he is a kid who will take the next step and he has a lot of ability to do what he has done,’’ he said. ‘‘It wouldn’t surprise me if he puts his hand up for round 1 — he’s a pretty competitive person and has got an AFL kick on him and he’s pretty classy.’’

Martin was working as a plumber with his father on Tuesday when he received the news and his understanding boss let him finish up in the afternoon to focus on his new career. Despite Buckley and the bulk of Collingwood’s list being in Utah on their annual high-altitude training camp, Martin was at the Westpac Centre on Wednesday morning with fellow rookie recruits Sam Dwyer (Port Melbourne), Jack Frost (Port Melbourne), Adam Oxley (Redlands) and a handful of Magpies who hadn’t travelled overseas. ‘‘I started at 6.30 yesterday morning — me and a few of the rookies and some of the senior players who didn’t go to Utah trained,’’ he said. ‘‘It was a really good experience and everyone was really welcoming — they just said it doesn’t matter if you’re the first person on the list or the last, if you work hard you’ll get a chance.’’ Promising former Noble Park star Ziggy Alwan has joined the Dolphins for the 2013 VFL season.

FRANKSTON Peninsula Heat gained a valuable victory on the eve of the Premier Cricket halfway point with a gutsy victory over CaseySouth Melbourne at AH Butler Oval on Saturday. Despite the efforts of youngster Jordan Wyatt, who posted an exceptional 67 from 83 balls, the Swans never really looked like overhauling the Heat’s 9-219. The brilliant Wyatt smashed eight boundaries in his knock, including four sixes to help the Swans to 157. Heat skipper Matt Chasemore said the efforts of Scott Boland (3-32) and Chris McCormick (3-39) had been the difference on a pitch that was offering plenty of assistance to the seamers. The victory keeps the Heat within striking distance of the top eight with plenty of improvement to come after Christmas. ‘‘Dale Elmi put us in a good position and got us to 220 last week which at our ground and with our bowling attack I thought would be enough,’’ Chasemore said. ‘‘That’s three wins in a row for us now against Fitzroy, Richmond and Casey and now we’ve got a massive game against Essendon on Saturday.’’ McCormick’s surprising figures were the result of some midweek plotting from Chasemore and the Heat’s brains trust. ‘‘He bowls similar to me in that he is accurate and I have done well against them before so we thought we’d give him a go with the new ball,’’ Chasemore said. ‘‘At one stage he had 2-0 including the wicket of Clive Rose, which was huge.’’ Left arm spinner Jack Benbow took 2-49 from 16 overs to again impress, with Chasemore predicting he can play a role at a higher level in the shorter formats of the game. ‘‘He’s only 22 and I I think he can have a role to play in the shorter games and with the Big Bash,’’ Chasemore said. The Heat should improve significantly in the second half of the season. Englishman Matt Lineker has got plenty of starts but has failed to post the big scores that he craves. Chasemore has again been the mainstay in the middle order and while the retirement of Nick Jewell has hurt, the emergence of Elmi and promising signs from Chris Dew have showed the Heat have a bright future. ‘‘It’s good that we’ve got a bit of momentum — Nick Jewell and myself will sit down over the break and work out what we’ll do,’’ he said. Chasemore said Wyatt had proven a thorn in the Heat’s side and believes the Swans have unearthed a very talented batsman. ‘‘He is going to be a very good player — hopefully some of our guys watched him play — he just did the basics right and backed his ability,’’ he said. Frankston Peninsula Heat clashes with Essendon in a one-day match at Windy Hill on Saturday. — Brad McGrath

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live or spun, with venues often running two or three DJs in separate rooms, each spinning a different but complementary genre. It’s a far cry from the early years when mobile-disco DJs, lugging milk crates full of vinyl LPs, began to pop their set-ups into regional pubs including the rear room, then called The Sand Bar, at the Rosebud Hotel and the ‘middle’ room at The Conti in Sorrento. The peninsula’s first permanently wired-in DJ booth and dedicated disco dance-floor was opened in the late ’70s, by entrepreneurial hotelier Shane Whelan, at The Dava Hotel in Mt Martha, occupying what is now the pokies room. Before that, ‘local dances’ were merely a smattering of events at venues such as Tomcat’s in Sorrento’s main street or summer ‘bashes’ at the public halls on Rosebud foreshore, playing host to bands such as Skyhooks and Hush. In Frankston, The Pier Hotel had been a live band venue since the mid-’70s with the upstairs room’s main function, by

day, being a bistro. Nightclubbing got serious in Frankston with the major renovation of The Grand Hotel heralding the arrival of Leggies Disco. After taking note of the sudden success story, the owners of The Pier across the road decided to go one better, opening the 21st Century Dance Club in 1986. Before the decade was out, The Cruze Club opened in Mornington. Soon to follow were guys in shiny shirts and big hair flaunted by both sexes. In the ’80s and ’90s, provocative events such as wet T-shirt competitions and jelly wrestling — which would today be howled down as ‘inappropriate’, were common. The most memorable events were perhaps the wild New Year’s Eve parties in the late ’70s at Pickings Lane in Dromana where a band would set up on the back of a trailer and belt out its beat till dawn. The party was promoted by word of mouth, often from surfer to surfer, resulting in hundreds of locals arriving to literally party in a paddock. It couldn’t be more different to the current nightlife scene, which quickly adopts the latest Melbourne trends.

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F you’re after some adrenalinpumping action, laser tag at Strike Bayside hits the mark. After strapping on a vest and grabbing a laser gun, players are divided into two teams to watch a short ‘briefing’ about terrorists threatening Australia’s water supply before rushing out the door into the unknown. The darkened arena is then the setting for a frenzied shoot-out in which each team literally aims to have the glory of the highest score. If you want to avoid being mocked by your colleagues, I strongly suggest following the briefing’s instruction to keep both hands on the weapon to avoid having a score of zero hits. Also available are old favourites tenpin bowling, interactive games and karaoke. There is a bar area and plenty of yummy snacks to keep up the energy levels including pizza.

Ready for action: Strike Bayside venue manager Lukas Murphy (rear) with staff (from left) Charlee Barnett, Larry Newman and Jessica Williams.

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foreshore and fireworks in Mornington and Rye sponsored by the Weekly. The Australia Day celebrations are part of a comprehensive program put on by the shire. For information on all the shire activities, call the shire’s community and special events team on 1300 850 600 or go to mornpen.vic.gov.au.

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ORNINGTON Peninsula residents will be brought together on Australia Day by a wealth of activities. Heading the list on Saturday, January 26 is the traditional Hillview Quarries street parade along Main Street, Mornington, from 5pm. The parade is a peninsula-wide festival highlight and groups or organisations wishing to take part can call organiser Cindy Last on 0416 044 974. Across the peninsula there will be visits from Australia Day ambassadors, including journalist and weather presenter Mike Larkan, Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella, sports marketing guru Ian Coutts and footy identities David Parkin and Robert Walls. The role of an Australia Day ambassador is voluntary, with well-known personalities giving their time freely to promote the values of the day. The ambassadors are guests of the Mornington Peninsula Shire. There will be flag-raisings and entertainment around the municipality and children’s activities in every corner of the shire, including Mornington Park. Other popular attractions will be the Safety Beach to Rosebud fun run, bands on the Rye

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AUSTRALIA DAY FUN RUN Saturday 26th January “Bigger and Better” The Mornington Peninsula Australia Day Fun Run is getting bigger and better every year! This year the event will be held on Saturday 26th January 2013 and we are expecting a record number of entries for both the 10km and 5.3km events. The 10km Fun Run will be starting again at the Coastguard HQ in Safety Beach (Mel 150 D12), commencing at 8:30am. The 5.3km Fun Run/Walk has a new start point at the Visitor Information Centre in Dromana, near the Old Shire Office (Mel 159 F6) commencing at 9:00am. Both events take you along the bay trail finishing at the Village Green in Rosebud (Mel 150 D11). Here you will find a number of free activities catering to all ages and it’s a great day for celebrating Australia Day with your friends and family. You can enter and pay on line up until Thursday 24th January 10pm: www.ausdayfunrun.com.au Registrations will also be taken at the Village Green on Friday 25th January (the night before the event) from 4-7pm and on the morning of the event at both start points. Due to admin costs all entries received after the 24th January will incur an additional $5.00 fee. There will be prizes galore, medals for all contestants and the first 1,000 pre-registered entrants receive a free singlet.

Pre-registered Adults $35.00 12 & Under $25.00 15 & Under $25.00 Family (2Ad/2Ch $100.00

After 24th January 2013 $40.00 $30.00 $30.00 $105.00

Registrations can be made on line at www.ausdayfunrun.com.au, by post to PO Box 2260 Rosebud Plaza Vic 3939 or in person at the Rosebud Office of the Mornington Peninsula Shire. For further information please visit the website at www.ausdayfunrun.com.au or e-mail info@ausdayfunrun.com.au or call Pam on 0429435863. Proceeds from the Australia Day Fun Run support local sporting & community groups whose members volunteer their time each year to run this fantastic community event. This event is run in conjunction with the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s comprehensive program of Australia Day celebrations and complements the activities held on the Village Green. For information or for a copy of the program: contact the Community and Special Events Team at the Mornington Peninsula Shire on 1300 850 600, or visit: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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Mornington’s link with ‘The Alice’ BY HAYDN GODONY BANTUA Aboriginal art gallery in Mornington is directly linked to its namesake gallery and cultural museum in Alice Springs. “Mbantua means ‘this place’ in Aranda, the Aboriginal language dialect of the central desert region around Alice Springs,” gallery director Rozsika Hayes-Marshall said. “Our gallery has been in Mornington for two years. Before that, I spent 18 years in ‘The Alice’. I was from Somers and my husband won a contract to work there, making language programs for television. A couple of years went by and the kids were settled at school and I was running an opal business in town.’’ After a few years, Hayes-Marshall was asked to run an Aboriginal art gallery. ‘‘I didn’t know a lot about the genre but I knew what I did and didn’t like. I got wrapped up into it really quickly and loved it; just adored it. ‘‘I met a lot of wonderful artists because you work with it daily. It was intriguing to find that half of the people, that you just see every day, are artists. “I came back to the peninsula in 2009 and I thought that Mornington would be a brilliant place to open one. So I spoke to the boss

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Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you over the coming festive season. Situated on 2 acres of lawns and garden the Heritage is an ideal venue for family groups. Come and play tippety cricket or throw the frisby with the kids while you enjoy a reasonably priced quality meal with local wine, local beer and local cider Live music Friday and Sunday check on facebook

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 Point Leo Swim Classic: Point Leo, Main Beach, 11am-4pm. An annual event in four parts: four-kilometre beach run from Point Leo to Shoreham, 300-metre novice and nipper swim, 400m John Marshall Surf Race swim, 1200m swim classic. Details: Lachlan Pearse, 0400 811 064 or pointleoslsc.com. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 Swisse Portsea Pro Am: Portsea Golf Club, 7am-9pm. This year’s event has a greater focus on family entertainment. A favourite with pro-golfers, the day also features celebrity guests. Details: Lisbeth Harbinson, 5984 3521 or portseagolf.com.au. Holiday market: Rosebud Primary School, 8am-1pm. Boneo Lions run this ‘made, grown and new’ styled market on the school grounds that features an assortment of stalls and produce. Details: 0408 585 083.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Sorrento Bay Swim: Sorrento foreshore. 6:.30am-noon. An open water swim in Port Philip Bay. The main event is a 2km tide-assisted swim, complemented by a 600m event for juniors and novices. Details: Clive Brend, 0419 310 101. Red Hill Community Market: Red Hill Recreational Reserve, 8am-1pm. This premier market event was established when 28 stallholders banded together in 1975 with the common catchcry ‘make it, bake it, grow it, breed it’. The current throng of about 300 stalls, sprinkled with live entertainers, gives the venue more of a festival feel. Details: craftmarkets.com.au.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat, 8am-3pm. The Mornington Peninsula cycling course is the queen stage of the tour, taking riders through the tough ascent of Arthurs Seat. Details: dean.trevorrow@usmevents. com.au or heraldsuntour.com.au. Flinders Market: Cairns Reserve, Barker Street, Flinders. 9am-2pm. Up to 100 craft, vintage and fresh produce stalls plus children’s entertainment. Details: 0433 792 936 or kjhawker2@bigpond.com. JANUARY 9-11 Patchwork expo: St Peter’s Anglican Church, Queen Street, Mornington. 9am-4pm. Patchwork and art show, quilt exhibition and demonstrations. JANUARY 11-14 Art show: Sorrento Community Centre, MacFarlane Reserve, 10am-4pm. A fine display of more than 800 original paintings, presented by the Rotary Club of Sorrento. Details: Martin Briggs, 0419 040 045. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 Rye Gift: Rowley Reserve, Melbourne Road, Rye, 10am-6pm. A professional foot race, children’s and local club races. Details: Robyn Van Lieshout, 0414 564 531 or robynvanl@optusnet.com.au Portsea Polo: Point Nepean Quarantine Station, 10.30am-6pm. Australia’s highest profile polo event combines the excitement of polo with food, wine and the outdoors. Details: 9585 8330 or portseapolo.com.au.

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Products also available Frozen Yoghurt, Frozen Fruit, Muesli, Fruit Coulis, Purees and Rice Pudding.

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the peninsula SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 Red Hill Country Music Fest: Red Hill Recreation Reserve, Arthurs Seat Road, 10am-5pm. A leading event on the Australian country music calendar, performers include Adam Harvey and Kristy Cox. Details: redhillcmf.org.au.

CALL 9789 6721

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JANUARY 18-28 Art exhibition: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington. 10am-4pm. Presented for more than 40 years by the Rotary Club of Mornington. Details: Geraldine Hanton, 0413 082 992.

*Valid 9am-5pm daily during the Dec ‘12 - Feb ‘13 public school holidays. Not valid with other offers. Valid on day of purchase only. Subject to availability. Waitlist used & maximum of 2 bowling games permitted before joining waitlist. Excludes AMF centres in QLD. Standard AMF terms of entry apply. See amfbowling.com.au for full terms & conditions.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 Portsea Swim Classic: Portsea foreshore. The Portsea Swim Classic attracts up to 1800 competitors and many spectators. The course measures 1.5km from Portsea front beach to Point Nepean National Park. Details: dwalton@idv.com.au. Swap, Show and Shine: Rosebud Primary School, 9am-3pm. Car enthusiasts can trade and visitors are able to enjoy the motor displays. Details: 0408 585 083.

Beach Hut Cafe All day brekkie Full lunch menu

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 RACV Great Australian Rally: Mornington racecourse, 8am-4pm. The largest classic-motoring event in Victoria attracts more than 800 vehicles. The event starts from Melbourne, Stud Park and Hastings, and finishes with a public display at Mornington racecourse. Details: greataustralianrally.com.au. SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Nutri-Grain Ironman Series: Portsea ocean beach, 5.30am-8pm. Featuring some of the world’s elite surf athletes, the event includes traditional surf lifesaving events such as surf ski, board paddle, ocean swim and beach sprints. The race for the title of Ironman and Ironwoman champion is one of Australia’s most competitive and challenging. Details: surfironmanseries.com.

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT BENITOS MOTHERS DAY Treat Mum to a Wonderful Mothers Day Lunch at Benitos. With a set menu this day books out well in advance. CHRISTMAS LUNCH Benitos is open every year for Christmas Day Lunch. A spectacular menu, hand selected by Dino, enjoy your Christmas Day with minimal fuss by dining at Benitos on Christmas Day. NEW YEARS EVE Celebrate New Years Eve, dining, drinking and dancing the night away. Every year, Benitos hosts a New Years Eve function at a set price per head, with live band, great food and wine all inclusive.

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GREAT FUN AND VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY... THAT’S FRANKSTON! Frankston has become an exciting new bayside destination, with a waterfront just made for family fun. Enjoy broad sandy beaches with shallow waters, playgrounds, a boardwalk, canoe hire, tree shaded lawns and a wide promenade with family friendly beachside cafés. Close by are a popular skate park and indoor rock climbing centre, relaxed retail precincts and a huge variety of casual restaurants. Come during the

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school holidays - you’ll be amazed at how quick and easy the drive is on EastLink.

Sand Sculpting Australia: ‘Under the Sea’ Reality meets fantasy when top international and Australian sand sculptors take 3500 tonnes of sand and create a spectacular underwater world of mermaids, sea witches, whales and mythological creatures. Lots of kids’ activities, including workshops, sand art and a giant sand pit. And it’s exclusively at Frankston!

Star Zone Karingal Catch the latest movies in this Village Cinema complex with lots of viewing choices. Gold Class, V-Max, Cinema Europa and traditional cinemas, with a variety of restaurants and eateries right in this entertainment precinct.

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Escape to the classics this summer when the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs for the first time at Phillip Island on February 2. Set on the spectacular grounds of Churchill Island Heritage Farm, the outdoor concert is set to delight visitors against a backdrop of cottage gardens, heritage buildings and stunning bay views. Conductor Benjamin Northey will lead the 70 piece orchestra through classics from Rossini, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more while accompanied by soprano Antoinette Halloran.

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During the event guests can treat their taste buds with a pre-booked dining package featuring the fine food and wine of the Gippsland region, including gourmet baguettes, champagne and locally produced chocolate, beef and lamb. Corporate packages are also available. What: A stunning outdoor concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra When: February 2, 2013 – 5pm to 7pm. Event gates open at 3:30pm. Where: Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Phillip Island – only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Cost: Tickets from $55, food and beverage hampers available. Visit www.penguins.org.au to book.

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