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Located right opposite Rosebud beach, this very affordable and friendly Mornington Peninsula motel is just a few minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants, and an easy drive to the region’s top attractions. Our 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units are airy and spacious – and you’ll love the luxury of our super-comfortable king size beds.

Start the day with a delicious hot breakfast delivered to your room, then discover the nearby hot springs, golf courses, safe swimming beaches, water sports, walks, wineries and villages such as Sorrento and Portsea. Towards the end of the day, come back to Rosebud pier for the fabulous sunset, then we can recommend a local restaurant or pub for dinner.

Your hosts, Frank and Josie Giorgianni, have spent more than 20 years in hospitality and over a decade on the Mornington Peninsula. We’re a family operated business which welcomes families, and our local knowledge will help you really make the most of your visit.

And we know the little things that matter to you – because they matter to us too. Our Mornington Peninsula motel and apartments have won awards for quality and cleanliness, and every bed has crisp white triple sheeting that’s sparkling fresh and spotlessly clean. You’ll find all those essential comforts such as electric blankets, iron and ironing board, heating, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge (full kitchens in our apartments), free wifi for the whole of your stay, and a little gift such as chocolates or hand cream just to say ‘thanks for staying with us’.

Our location is so central too: Rosebud is right in the heart of all the experiences of the southern Mornington Peninsula, but less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is only an hour away by vehicular ferry from Sorrento, and Phillip Island’s penguin parade is less than two hours’ drive.

Rosebud Country Club

Situated at Rosebud on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just one hours drive from the Melbourne CBD, the Admiral provides relaxed accommodation directly opposite the famous Rosebud Beach.

Central to all of the Peninsula s Golf Courses (including Rosebud Country Club), Wineries, Surf Beaches and many other local attractions, you are only a short walk to shopping, cinema, hotel and a selection of fine cafes and restaurants.

Peninsula Hot Springs

Rosebud Beach with its clean, white sands and gentle bay waters, offers ideal family swimming for all ages, including at Peninsula Hot Springs. Fish from the nearby jetty, hire a boat, or take a cruise on Port Phillip Bay.

Your stay at The Admiral will provide a relaxed home base in either upstairs or ground floor Motel Rooms or one, two and three bedroom Apartments, from which to explore and enjoy the many areas that the Peninsula has to offer.


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“Bikadelic” is an acrylic on canvas painting by Kaitlin Vadla.

By Zirrus VanDevere, for the Redoubt Reporter

I recently was invited to help judge the current Kenai Peninsula College Student Exhibit with Cathleen Rolph, and found it to be a difficult task because there were so many wonderful pieces to consider. That is a great sign for an exhibit that has many first-year students, and speaks volumes about the quality of instruction occurring there.

The Juror’s Choice Award went to already accomplished artist Chris Banas for his self-portrait in pastel. The bold, confident lines and poignant rendering is, in my opinion, quite simply the way portraits should be done. My sense upon coming across it was that it moved me to want to know the artist as well as the subject (which, it turned out, were one in the same in this case). I didn’t have any trouble casting my vote in that direction.

By Zirrus VanDevere for the Redoubt Reporter

“Hieroglyphic Morning” by Jayne Jones is part of the art faculty exhibit at the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus through Sept. 15.

It’s time again for the faculty art exhibit at the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting year.

The most intriguing offering is Celia Anderson’s large-format painting on paper called “Tricksters.” In it, ravens appear to be tearing up an American flag, scrap by scrap, and flying off with the pieces. It is left to the viewer to decide who or what the tricksters represent, I suppose, and most folks are likely to have an opinion about it. I love the piece for its more formal delights — the vibrant brushstrokes and well-handled composition create a work that is dynamic and entirely engaging. If ravens were to pick it apart, I think each scrap would be an amazing little painting.

Right beside it sits a mixed-media piece by Kathleen Rolph, where a puppetlike version of a raven sits in a birch “tree,” and two adorable babies sit in a nest. From what I know about these types of events, it is likely synchronicity rather than planning at play, so it was fun to see. Continue reading

Photos courtesy of Central Kenai Peninsula Photograph Collection. Ed Kimbrall and his son, Edward, pose with a large rainbow trout in front of Ed’s old pickup in 1960.

When Marge Mullen drove home one day in 1998 and discovered three small cardboard beer boxes on her front porch, she had no idea where the contents of those boxes would lead her. Today the contents comprise a portion of an important historical collection that was just made available to public viewing this spring.

The boxes contained a few odds and ends, but mainly photographs — piles of photographs, many of them dating back more than 30 years — and no note indicating who had delivered them, or why. Mullen carried the boxes inside and began examining the images. She found familiar scenes from peninsula history, in addition to dozens of photographs chronicling the devastation that the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake had wrought in Seward, Anchorage and along Turnagain Arm.

A short time later, her telephone rang. The caller was Freddie Billingslea, who admitted to the surprise delivery. She told Mullen that the photos had been taken by Dick Mommsen, who, along with Billingslea and her husband, had begun the Kalifonsky Nordic Ski Club in the late 1960s. After Mommsen died, she found herself with his photos; Mullen’s affiliation with the Soldotna Historical Society may have made her seem the ideal candidate to hold onto and find some use for Mommsen’s pictures.

“Why Freddie gave them to me, I don’t know,” Mullen said, “but that was the start of the whole thing. Shortly after that — I don’t know how the word got around — Mary Pat King from Jeff King’s guide service bought Loren Stewart’s old house, and down in the basement were these pingpong tables full of, again, old beer boxes — with cobwebs and spiders and mouse droppings.” Continue reading

By Naomi Klouda

Photo by Naomi Klouda, Homer Tribune. Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professor Alan Boraas leads a tour through the now-abandoned Kalifornsky Village.

An indentation in the earth indicates a home site dating back to A.D. 1200, a clue left behind by ancient Dena’ina peoples who once inhabited a now-abandoned village.

Semi-subterranean homes were used by all Native Arctic and sub-Arctic peoples of Alaska, said anthropologist Alan Boraas, leading a village tour for his Kenai Peninsula College anthropology students. The house site is made more impressive by a square offshoot on the back of the earthen home, giving modern people a more intimate glimpse.

“It could have been a back bedroom, or a bathing room where steam was used,” he said.

The main room had benches on the side, a fire crib filled with sand and firewood at the center for what people craved: “Fireside therapy,” Boraas said.

This is the first year Boraas has taught a long-distance education course available to students at KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus, as well as students at Soldotna’s Kenai River Campus. Distance education was an experience that didn’t always sit right.

“I couldn’t see my students’ eyes,” he lightly complained, standing now before most all of his 20 students at an abandoned graveyard. He had just read a story told by Peter Kalifornsky at the side of Kalifornsky’s grave.

If ghosts are real, then it seemed amongst the drooping spruce boughs and dried leaves, at least one might be listening. This would be the preferred way to teach a class that focused on the Kenai Peninsula’s indigenous peoples — in person, around the actual sites, respectfully calling up stories heavy with meanings and now preserved, thanks to Kalifornsky’s memorizations.

The long-distance class involved Boraas sitting at a table under the eye of a video camera while teaching his Kenai River Campus class. A television monitor in Homer broadcasts the lecture to students at the Kachemak Bay Campus. The tour was the first time they all met in person.

That’s a lot different from oral tradition the anthropologist has enjoyed: his work with one of the last speakers of the Kenai Dena’ina.

Kalifornsky, known as Uncle Pete to tribal members, was born in 1911 at Kalifornsky Village and died in Kenai in 1993. In addition to being a fluent speaker, he was a prolific writer. His 1991 “A Dena’ina Legacy: K’tl’egh’i Sukdu,” edited by James Kari and Boraas, is a collection of his writings between 1972 and 1990 and was a winner of the 1992 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Continue reading

By Zirrus VanDevere, for the Redoubt Reporter

“Good Things Come in Threes,” by Patty Youngren, is part of a student show on display this month at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus.

There’s plenty to find interesting at the student exhibition currently on view at the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. The photography and pastel work are profuse and generally excellent, and the scant examples of nonwatercolor painting and printmaking on fiber are notable, as well.

“Good Things Come in Threes,” an acrylic painting by Patty Youngren, is a lot of fun, with colorfully bold and dynamic painting defining something as mundane as three cans of paint. The heavy strokes pulling downward in the background make the harmless cans seem ominous and slightly unsettling. I respond well to any amount of conceptualism in art, and this one seems to be moving in that direction. Void of much of a sense of conceptualism, but interesting to look at, nonetheless, are Sherril Miller’s “Spawned” and Juanita Hillhouse’s “Kinetic Frog.” They are each examples of a polychromatic screen print. Continue reading

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The Peninsula Chicago At A Glance

Learn more about the comprehensive guest room redesign at The Peninsula Chicago in the video above.

  • See how planning a stay at The Peninsula Chicago gives guests the Keys to the City.
  • Peninsula Moments Short Film
  • The Peninsula Chicago offers enticing amenities designed with the youngest guests in mind including special in-room amenities and visits from Peter Bear.
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  • Centrally located at Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago
  • The Peninsula Chicago is an integral part of Chicago life and is the discerning first choice in a city renowned for its imaginative art and design. The hotel is honouring its 15th Anniversary with refashioned suites and guest rooms that set visionary standards for luxury and in-room technology, drawing stylistic influences from the hotel s French Deco public spaces, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

    With the introduction of redesigned guest rooms and suites, The Peninsula Chicago unveiled an extended service entitled “Keys To The City.” Planning a stay at The Peninsula Chicago not only opens the doors to a beautiful guest room, but also experiences in the Windy City only available to Peninsula guests. See the video above for more information or watch it here .

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    The Peninsula Hong Kong At A Glance

    A fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms spirit you to your destination in speed and style

  • Our record-breaking fleet of 14 Rolls-Royce Phantoms ensures a swift and seamless passage through Hong Kong
  • Fully-customised interactive digital bedside and desk tablets are pre-set in one of 11 languages.
  • /media/Images/Hong-Kong/dining/the-lobby/phk-lobby-interior-1074a.ashx?mw=952″ /> The majestic Lobby, with its vaulted ceilings and ornate cornicing, has been an icon of glamour and luxury since the Grande Dame first opened her doors in 1928
  • Breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour set the scene from a Deluxe Harbourview Room
  • A haven of serenity at the Roman-style swimming pool with wrap around vistas of the Hong Kong Island skyline
  • The Peninsula Shopping Arcade is Hong Kong’s original luxury arcade, and home to over 80 leading luxury brands and local design stores
  • Created in 1928, and Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. A stay at the hotel allows you to re-live the glamour of travel of a by-gone era and explore the many antiques and historical artifacts on display around the hotel.

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    Journeys of Peninsula: Luxury Adventure by Land and Sea

    Marvel at the scenic majesty of Hong Kong – from the air, land and sea. The hotel’s bespoke helicopter is waiting to take you on a VIP adventure with the most spectacular views. Once transferred to a luxury yacht, a perfectly secluded bay will provide the ultimate setting to enjoy a true Peninsula feast.

    Hong Kong s Traditions Well Served: A Revival of Disappearing Arts and Crafts

    Hidden among the city s skyscrapers and behind its crowded window displays remain vestiges of the finest traditional Hong Kong craftsmanship and the city s golden era of manufacturing. The programme seeks out the artisans of the city s disappearing crafts and takes you on a journey of discovery to meet them.

    An Art Dialogue with Hong Kong: Insights into The Contemporary Art Scene

    Travel in a chauffeured MINI Clubman and come face-to-face with artists in residence. See Hong Kong s working artists and gain insights into the city s creative art spaces through conversations with the artists in situ.

    A Little Pastry Chef s Adventure: Magical Children s Cooking Classes

    When it comes to Peninsula Academy children’s classes, it’s all about fun and education. This is certainly the case with the “A Little Pastry Chef’s Adventure” programme, which is aimed at youngsters between 4 and 10 years of age. The two-hour long programme will add colour, creativity and amusement to your child’s stay – and at the end of the class, provide some treasured goodies to take home.

    A Gastronome s Joy: The Dim Sum Making Journey

    The Peninsula Hong Kong’s dim sum kitchen is one of the most revered in the world. Don’t leave without learning to make dim sum, one of Hong Kong’s most popular dishes. Dim sum – meaning “to touch the heart” – gets its name from the fact that it used to be a snack, rather than a meal to languish over, in order to provide a little taste without being filling.

    The UNESCO Geopark Helicopter Tour: An Unparalleled Geological Journey

    Fly on this spectacular cultural adventure in true Peninsula style. The Peninsula Academy takes you up in the air to view Hong Kong’s breathtaking UNESCO Hong Kong Geopark from the sky. This programme, with an expert tour guide, offers the rare opportunity to observe and learn about the history and distinctive characteristics of this special area.

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    The Peninsula Hong Kong Discover the Hotel

    Created nearly 80 years ago in the glamourous 1920’s, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best of Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeu and timeless elegance. Be ready to be spoilt by the lavish spa facilities, distinct choices of culinary experiences and the Rolls-Royce transfer service and much more.

    An Unforgettable Welcome

    Feel right at home as soon as you arrive at the majestic Peninsula Hong Kong with a warm greeting from our Peninsula Pages. Checking in is seamless and pleasant, as you take in the spectacular architecture and d cor in the hotel s famous Lobby.

    The Ultimate Arrival

    With its twin rooftop helipads and twin-engine MD902 Explorer helicopters, The Peninsula is the only hotel in the city to offer helicopter services both for airport transfers and for flight-seeing trips around Hong Kong. Guests arriving at the hotel by helicopter are welcomed in the stylish China Clipper, located on the 30 th floor with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and the spectacular Hong Kong skyline.

    Top of The Morning

    Dating back to the 12 th century, the ancient art of Tai Chi was originally developed for self-defence by Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng. Today, this graceful form of exercise or meditation in motion is popular for stress reduction and promoting serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Every morning, The Peninsula offers guided Tai Chi classes on the hotel s spectacular sun deck, overlooking panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong s iconic skyline.

    A Serene Sanctuary

    The Peninsula Spa offers guests a deeply personalised spa experience in absolute luxury and tranquility. Be inspired by spectacular views of Victoria Harbour in one of the state-of-the-art treatment rooms, stylishly designed for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Two exclusive spas within a spa are available for a luxurious private experience, ideal for VIPs or couples. Men s and women s relaxation rooms are equally lavish, with hammam style steam rooms, saunas and crescent-shaped aromatherapy experience showers .

    The Peninsula Page

    Beyond opening doors and delivering messages, The Peninsula Hong Kong s iconic Pages are the heart and soul of the hotel. The Page has been greeting guests since the hotel first opened its doors in 1928 while wearing the same immaculate all-white uniform and matching pillbox cap that has since become an icon of The Peninsula Hotels. The Pages go above and beyond to ensure that quality service is provided to guests at all times, including running errands outside of the hotel for guests needs.



    The Peninsula Hong Kong is famous for its record-breaking fleet of luxury vehicles, including an immaculately restored classic 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a popular choice for weddings and special occasions. For day-to-day transport, the hotel offers 14 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase vehicles and two MINI Cooper S Clubmans, all of which have been painted the signature Peninsula Brewster Green and customised with refrigerators, iPod connections and more for guests comfort.

    The Peninsula Academy

    Exclusively designed to give guests unique and unprecedented access to Hong Kong s historical, cultural and local lifestyle experiences, The Peninsula Academy offers a collection of bespoke programmes suitable for adults, children or the entire family to explore this ever-changing and dynamic city with the style, elegance and sophistication that only The Peninsula can provide.

    The Peninsula Moments Campaign

    See Hong Kong as never before with Peninsula Moments, a global campaign using video and photography to demonstrate how The Peninsula Hotels bring the very best and unique aspects of each destination to its guests with style, sophistication and elegance. Watch as a fleet of Peninsula Rolls-Royces drive through the city streets, capture a bird s eye view of Hong Kong s spectacular coastline from the hotel s private helicopter, take a look at The Peninsula s busy chocolate room in action, and more.

    Hotel MOMENTS

    Hong Kong Man, Music and Machine: Conrad Shawcross’ The ADA Project

    March 22, 2016