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Good news gran is back home from St Basil’s via Austin after surviving COVID-19

The emptying of St Basil’s Home for Aged Care last week and transport of residents to hospitals around Melbourne caused concern for Marina Milou, who did not want her mother …

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Psychologists note greater levels of anxiety and stress in second Victorian COVID lockdown

Psychologists say the levels of anxiety are increasing because of the second period of lockdown that Melbourne in Stage 4 and now the rest of Victoria in Stage 3 are …

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10 things to do in Victoria Lockdown II

1. Ted Talks. Satisfy your curiosity about just about any subject  under the sun through the Ted Talks site. The site that rare gift of explaining complex issues on just …

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My dad, Thanasi Spanos – the migrant who was a magnanimous host

Finding the right words to articulate the man known as Thanasi is a tremendous task; one which I will regardless attempt with love and humility. A migrant to Australia in …

Plenty of stock as Oakleigh food traders look out for customers’ well-being

Fresh food traders in Oakleigh say there is no need for customers to panic as they have plenty of stock despite Stage 4 restrictions, with one shopowner describing last Saturday’s …

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COVID-19 fears cause ethnic community members to avoid seeing their GPs, say peak organisations

With a massive fall in the number of medical consultations in May, ethnic communities are being urged to not neglect their health and  continue to see their GPs (General Practitioners) …

Here’s cheers to Thanasis Spanos, a Greek hospitality industry doyen

Vanilla poured one last drink for its owner, Thanasis Spanos, on the weekend, with a bottle of “ouzo of Plomari” among the Greek restaurant’s window tribute to its founder. A …

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Kastellorizians Down Under eager to have their island homes’ facades featuring Evzones

Dimitra Hatziadam has seen her reputation grow amongst Greek communities and Philhellenes worldwide, as the designated photographer of Greece’s Presidential Guard, to capture their never-before-seen visual stories. Her project, running …

Relative of former St Basil’s resident says compromised care ‘not our experience’

The events that have unfolded over the last couple of weeks at St Basil’s have been heartbreaking to say the least, but more shocking to our family are the stories …

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St Basil’s death toll rises to 19, amid reports of residents in dire conditions

Coronavirus-related deaths linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, Melbourne, have reached 19 as per the latest update accounting for four more people passing. A woman in …