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Thomas Paizes

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Socceroo Snub: lacklustre Greek representation in “Team of the Century” line-up

To commemorate 100 years since Australia’s first men’s ‘A’ international against New Zealand in 1922, the Socceroo’s have announced their “Team of the Century” after lengthy deliberations between supporters and …

Features

A Swan-song off Swan Street: Ode to Koutouki

Just off the corner of Beissel and Burnley Street in Richmond, there’s a coffee shop called Koutouki. As I walk in the owner George Miltsos is serving another gent. We’re …

Features

Greek unsung hero who saved Anzacs

On April 6, 1941, the Wehrmacht began their invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia. Within a month, despite strong resistance by Greeks and British led forces, the Allies were overrun and …

Life

Tasmania – Greek ouzo finds a home

“My late father John Koumos ran the family winery and distillery on Lipsi in the Dodecanese during the mid to late 40’s, he exported their mark across Greece and Europe.” …

Sport

Hatzoglou from Big Bash to the hallowed ground of Lords

Homegrown leg-spinner Peter Hatzoglou made his debut at Lord’s Cricket Ground last Saturday in the sold-out stunner show that was Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit. He stepped into the shoes …

Sport

Pankration, the most ancient form of MMA

Introduced into the Ancient Olympiad in 648 BC, Pankration meaning “all-powers”, is a true submission sport with few rules. But its Australian debut took place in 1994 under the guidance …

Life

On the search for the ultimate loukoumades

Yiayia is offering to quickly whip up some Loukoumades. Impossible to say no. Ancient Greek literature, specifically The Vigil by poet Kallimachus wrote that these quasi-donuts then known as honey …

Life

Night capers in Melbourne’s northern burbs

It was Wednesday, a winter’s evening like others, cold and cloudless with bite. An old schoolmate and I, Saro, shared a meal at one of High Street Thornbury’s new hip …

News

Greek precinct revitalised with support of council

Lord Mayor Sally Capp made an early visit to Lonsdale Street Wednesday morning alongside the City of Melbourne’s general manager for infrastructure Roger Teale, to survey ongoing works revitalising the …

Features

A journey to a new Ithaca: the Ithacan Philanthropic Society

Sitting one story above Elizabeth Street’s bustling commercial strip, Ithaca House has since 1958 been the club rooms of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society. Established in 1916 as a community organisation …

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