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Greek restaurants and cafes forced to close as Omicron “enters” their businesses

Popular neighbourhoods in Melbourne, famous for their cafes and eateries, should be heaving with crowds these days. Instead, Smith Street in Collingwood, Nelson Place in Williamstown and even our Greek …

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Best of the best share their VCE stories

The moment of truth finally arrived for 50,723 VCE students in the state of Victoria on Thursday, 16 December. Peter Leon Frangos, dux of Melbourne Grammar School, waited for his …

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“I don’t want my son to be forgotten”

Paul and Fanoula Anastasopoulos were on seventh heaven while waiting for their second child to arrive, a sibling for little Ari, aged four. Fanoula’s pregnancy was perfect, just as her …

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Varvara Ioannou’s ground-breaking stories in “Her Voice, Greek Women and Their Friends”

Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou, one of the most dynamic women of the Greek community, has left her imprint indelibly marked in many sectors. For the last 20 years, she has devoted her …

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Melbourne lockdown ends, but opening up isn’t easy

On Friday morning, Melburnians woke up to the end of the city’s sixth lockdown. At midnight, there were cheers from balconies in downtown Melbourne. Euphoria was justified. Since March 2020, …

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Roma’s garden: Want to take your mind off COVID-19 stress? Smell the fragrances of Spring

Roma Siachou, President of the Coordinating Committee of Pontian Genocide, is known and loved in the Greek community of Melbourne for her fresh approach to life. With a cornucopia of …

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“Passage of no Return”, a book about the trauma of migration when balancing old and new

It has been well documented by mental health professionals that migration is a major source of stress in an immigrant’s life. Though today, there are ways to overcome stress, but …

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Greeks who came to Australia and realised that the grass is not always greener

With planes grounded for the past year and a half, Australia – that vast, distant island nation – so far from home, feels even more isolated and stifling to the …

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Manos Tzimpragos, the visionary who helped keep the language alive in the Antipodes

“My feelings are mixed,” wrote Manos Tzimpragos in the message he personally sent to students and parents to inform them of his upcoming departure from Melbourne. The Greek-born educator, who …

An ode to the Greek periptero, memories rekindled by a miniature work of art

One of the loveliest memories of my childhood years was purchasing cigarettes and the newspaper for my father from the periptero of kyr Aleko down the road, on the corner …

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