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Do Tigers eat cheese?

Do Tigers eat cheese?

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 Tigers fans might eat cheese.  If you were at the Queen Victoria Market on Grand Final Saturday, you must have noticed the many stores decked out in Richmond colours. But the day was extra special for Dennis Husseini. Dennis is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high

Activating vertical villages

The Heart Foundation has long advocated walkable neighbourhoods with connected streets and open spaces to promote physical activity, but what opportunities are there in our high-density vertical villages? One popular future view of high-density living is that people will give up their cars and become “active transport users” – walking, cycling and running for trams, trains and

Buildings are coming down

The Metro Tunnel Project  appreciates people’s support while we undertake these vital works and urge caution around our sites. Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take place. Visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au for more information about works in your area. CBD North Major work in CBD

Daughter of Mustang Ford

By Chris Mineral  Deborah Conway did not come to the Athenaeum Library Reading Room for a look around.  Conway was there to sing songs and have a yack to Jenny Vallentish, library member, rock journo and inquisitor. Her musical foil Willy Zygier was by her side. Crowded house at the reading room on September 8

Loretta Lizzio: romantic visionary

By Lorraine Ellis Loretta Lizzio was recently listed as one of nine “badass” female artists who are taking over the Australian street art scene. Originally from far north Queensland, her childhood in this exotic rural setting was idyllic. “Although I was always drawing and creating from early childhood, there was no support for art in

Wearne and his mates

By Rhonda Dredge The world might have become more tonal but our poets still have an ear for the old vernacular. We were an upfront lot who didn’t leave much to the imagination. Alan Wearne, in his latest book These Things are Real, is blunt, threadbare and sardonic – forever the lad. The old guard

A lookback at what’s been happening

By We Live Here Whilst we wait for the Victorian Government’s response to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into short-stays, it is perhaps timely to review what has been happening around the country and overseas. In May we reported that the NSW Government had swept aside the recommendations of a parliamentary report and announced

Franklin St piling is completed

We appreciate people’s support while we undertake these vital works and urge caution around our sites. Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take place. Visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au for more information about works in your area. CBD North An important milestone was reached in September

Letters to the Editor – Oct 2017

Support for Eq Tower story I have just come across the article “Complaints about brand new tower” about Brittany Li while I was having lunch today. I’m also a resident in Eq Tower – a brand-new and seemingly-luxury building . The water leakage from the air-conditioning that Brittany was talking about was true. One of

Big love for a big pet 

By David Amaya Zoe Sonnenberg wanted a small pet but three months ago she fell in love with a huge dog that now takes over half of her bed.  Although CBD resident Ms Sonnenberg shares her house with two other people, the size of Gertrude is not a matter for discussion. If someone wants to

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