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Plaza’s lockdown changes

Under the stage-4 shutdown, retailers at Armada Dandenong Plaza have converted to click-and-collect services. JB Hi Fi, Kmart, Rebel Sport and Target are among the...

Free masks by the thousands

A Dandenong fashion store is providing thousands of free reuseable protective masks while its shopfront is closed under stage-4 Covid restrictions. Libas by Perfect Scissors...

Safe space for small dogs

Dog walking has become one of the most popular leisure exercise activities during the Covid pandemic. Which makes the opening of a new dog park...

Hobby fliers up in the air

Model plane flyers are among a host of outdoor hobbyists cooling their jets during at least six weeks of stage 4 lockdown. Scott Baker is...

Time to help one another

As one people on this our earthly home, these last few months have indeed brought this reality into focus. It has also highlighted the need...

Spectacle in our skies

Bangholme’s green wedge is home to a variety of amazing creatures in the skies. Journal photographer and keen bird-watcher GARY SISSONS has staked out the...

Light relief in aged homes

A Dandenong funeral home is beaming in live entertainment to locked-down aged care residents. Le Pine and White Lady Funerals will stream a horse-themed film...

Faith and love in Covid times

How do we sustain ourselves, our loved ones and our community as the darkness seems to deepen, as an infectious disease re-grips our lives...

Farmers bounty makes buyers’ market

Seasonal produce at Dandenong Market is in cheap abundance, up to 50 per cent cheaper than supermarkets. In this National Farmers Market Week (2-8...

Delays build for Springvale Hub

Springvale Community Hub’s will be “softer” and later than originally anticipated, says Greater Dandenong mayor Jim Memeti. The $50 million-plus project, whose works had already...

Organic step for farm-fresh stall

Undaunted by the pandemic, a certified-organic produce stall has quickly cultivated a ready following at Dandenong Market. Peninsula Organic Farmgate opened at the market weeks...

Connection and inspiration through Flora

Quince Frances has always been a maker. “I love using my hands to create. I have a clear memory of sitting at a craft table...

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Rising from our descent

The Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, said, “And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction, and hardship with...