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A preventable plague

16/03/2018 Abby McCarthy

Family is something we should all be able to depend as we grow older – for safety, care and good company. But for many Australians who experience elder abuse, this is not always the case.

Thuy and Long in their Surrey Hills milkshop

No milk today…

01/03/2018 Margaret Rockow

From 1987 Thuy and Long had milk bar businesses in South Melbourne, Blackburn North, Richmond and finally the Milk Bar/General Store in Surrey Hills in December 1995. In October 2017 they farewelled the neighbourhood they’d loved and felt a part of for 22 years: the school children who dropped by on their way home from school for a bag of lollies or an ice-cream; nearby residents who’d regularly buy milk, the newspaper, a greeting card, or a forgotten grocery item for that night’s dinner.

The Golden Era of Vintage radios

01/03/2018 Kevin Poulter

The Historical Radio Society of Australia (HRSA) has 1200 members around Australia, with an estimated 30 000 radios in their collections. Members enjoy collecting and restoring radios from the 1920s through to the ’80s. Meetings are held monthly around Australia, including in Ashburton, where radios are discussed and sold and friendships made.

My hosts Denis and Dasha

The force of friendship

01/03/2018 Jan Felstead

I love to travel and meet the locals. It’s even better when I stay in their home, meet the family and am taken to places only the locals know. I belong to a worldwide club called The Friendship Force. Let me give you a taste of some of my experiences.

Ceres Calisthenics

Introducing Calisthenics

01/12/2017 Wendy Holman

Calisthenics is a sport involving a combination of activities including marching, club swinging, rod twirling, aerobic exercise routines, singing, dancing and ballet.

Morten the Monster in The Big Tree app

Helping Kids climb the Big Tree

01/12/2017 Raine Biancalt

The Australina Childhood Foundation has an app called ‘The Big Tree’ to support children to have fun while they practise calming techniques and listen to stories that teach them problem solving strategies. It uses narratives, games and creative activities to help children learn how relationships can support them to meet challenges which can feel overwhelming on their own.

Fashion for Compassion

01/12/2017 Susan Connell

On 10 October at the Box Hill Town Hall, year 10, 11 and 12 Students from Box Hill Senior Secondary College partnered with Youth Employment Support Inc. (YES) to organise and present The YES Inc. Charity Event.

Turning despair into hope

Youth Education Support: Turning Despair into Hope

01/12/2017 Raine Biancalt

Named after her feisty grandmother, Irish-born Julia Mosley is a vibrant, charismatic woman with an unstoppable ‘can-do’ approach to life. In May 2009, to assist disadvantaged young people lacking education or training/skills to find employment, she and two friends, Trish Wade and Sue Hamilton, started Youth Education Support Inc. (YES ). Julia is its CEO.

AISOV - a vision of harmony

A vision of Harmony

01/12/2017 Leah Zartz

n 1983 an independent unregistered organisation was formed to help Victoria’s Iranian community settle in their new homeland. Its vision is to create harmony between the Iranian and Australian communities, celebrate the Iranian tradition and culture, educate Iranians about local laws, the Australian way of life, financial issues, health and well-being and mindfulness. The AISOV also runs a library and a monthly magazine for its members, called “Golbong”.

Summer sports at Sportlink in Whitehorse

Summer holidays in Whitehorse

25/11/2017 Lisa Posthoorn

Free or low-cost activities for students of all ages and across all interests help parents and carers keep children active, engaged and enjoying themselves during the lengthy break from school.