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Greek nurse honours a promise to write her rich life story

In the evening after the games, they’d all sit around me for a story. Even Stephanos would listen with his mouth open, and he’d already heard the stories. They were …

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Australian iconographers take centre stage in exhibition of their art

My first impression of an iconographer goes back to my childhood. On my way from school and through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the old castle in Yannina, past the …

Life

A splendid time was had by all at Hellenic RSL Melbourne Christmas bash

On Saturday, 14 December, the Hellenic RSL (Returned and Services League) Melbourne celebrated Christmas with a dance at their club rooms in South Melbourne. The Hellenic RSL Melbourne president Steve …

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Helena Paparizou pays heartfelt tribute to Marie Fredriksson on The Voice

Marie Fredriksson’s death at the age of 61 last Monday sent shock ripples throughout the world, and Greece was not exception. The Voice of Greece judge Helena Paparizou payed a …

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Greek Orthodoxy crossing paths with alt rock? Yes, it’s happened!

Beware of Darkness is probably not your typical alt rock band and a few things can testify that. Their beginnings were not run-of-the-mill. Having started at a studio garage, they …

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Blind singer and pianist Paul Kapeleris to take centre stage this Christmas

It’s hard to believe that just six years ago, Paul Kapeleris didn’t consider himself much of a singer. So much so that when he told his mum he would be …

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Libraries are living organisms

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (ΑGLIS) together with the National Library of Greece (NLG) organised a meeting last month, 23 November, entitled ‘Meta- IFLA WLIC Athens 2019: …

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The results are in: VCE students breathe a sigh of relief as Year 12 comes to an end

Thursday was likely to be the one weekday morning where Victorian VCE students didn’t reach for the snooze button on their morning alarms, awake early to receive their ATAR results …

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Greek Orthodox Byzantine chants gain Unesco recognition

This week the Byzantine chant, or psaltic art, as practiced in Greece and Cyprus, has been added to Unesco’s Representitive List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Unesco report …

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Alex’s lights bring the joy of Christmas to Autism Australia

It is widely understood that those with autism may experience light sensitivity, but that has never been the case with Alex Skaftouros, 21. On the contrary, despite being on the …