Alex Economou

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Covid-19 flip from running night clubs to delivering much needed medical gear

Two weeks ago Martha Tsamis and her staff were busy running a number of night clubs in Melbourne. Then Covid-19 and social distancing hit the scene and the hospitality industry …

Life

Covid-19 economic fallout affects small businesses in Australia

This year will long go down in history  as the Covid-19 or Coronavirus  year. There are few guesses what will be Newsmaker of the Year. Beginning in China, the response …

Pharmacies ride the Covid-19 storm with shore far from sight

For the more than two weeks the tempo at a local pharmacy in Northcote has been relentless and the story is to be multiplied by all pharmacies. Thanks to the …

Features

Greek folk festivals events, cuisine, at the heart of wide-ranging book

It took seven years for Terina Kalogeropoulos-Armenakis, a successful stockbroker and property investor, to compile the book A Greek Folk Journey, Travel, Culture & Gastronomy. But for a certain virus, …

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Local supermarkets and suppliers struggle to keep up with panic demand for basics

With the panic buying going on throughout the world, spare a thought for the supermarkets  and their suppliers who  have had to cope with the unprecedented rush on their goods …

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Life of crime pays for busy Perth academic

Perhaps one of the dividends of the Greek version of the Global Financial Crisis has been the revitalization of the crime noir novels that have drawn breath from the gritty …

News

Australia’s oldest Greek woman dies

One of the oldest Greek women in Australia , Melpomeni Brakoulia, has passed away at age 102 on Thursday, 27 February. Ms Brakoulia who was from Mana Korinthia was a …

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Melbourne, Sydney festivals showcase Greek culture to the nation

This is the weekend when the Greeks of Melbourne and Sydney will be showcasing their music, arts and culture to the rest of Australia with two monster festivals: the 33rd …

A world less than perfect unravels in tale of Aussie authors’ Hydra idyll

It is worth bearing in mind that a classic of the post-war Australian novel, My Brother Jack, owes its existence to the incredible patience and generosity of a grocery store/kafenion owner …

Features

Readers respond well to call for stories of old Yarraville

The response from Neos Kosmos readers to provide information about the Greek community of Yarraville has been very encouraging for Olympia Koziaris who is compiling a history of the Melbourne …