Uncle’s smoking-hot success

Popular Dandenong deli Uncle’s Smallgoods has carved a meaty return at the 2019 Australian Food Awards. The maker of woodsmoked meats in Thomas Street won medals for its Uncle’s Ham (silver), smoked chicken (bronze), streaky bacon (bronze) and pork frankfurts (bronze). It was the first time that the family business entered the national competition. Co-owner […]

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Artists, take your marks

Entries are officially open for the Noble Park Community Art Show. Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams, a keen artist and the show’s new chairperson, launched the event on 8 August. Greater Dandenong mayor Roz Blades, Bruce MP Julian Hill and State Upper House MP David Limbrick were also in attendance. The show accepts works in all […]

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Eagles cruise to a win

Keysborough shook off a wasteful start against Caulfield to run away 10.11 (71) to 5.13 (43) victory in Southern Football League Division 2 on Saturday. Chris Bryan brought up his season half-century with his two majors on the weekend, while Anthony Brannan was named best afield. Stuart Paterson was named the best for Caufield. The […]

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US-bound pair flying towards hoop dreams

Two young basketballers are set to follow their hoop dreams, embarking for the US on college scholarships. Oyiti Amum and Daniel Akuei, both from Dandenong-based Red Roo Basketball, are heading to Northeast Community College in Nebraska this month. Just 12 new scholarship spots are on offer for hundreds of hopefuls. For Mr Amum, it will […]

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Go karts should go down to the wire: ex-mayor

Former Casey mayor Rob Wilson has weighed in against plans for a go-kart racing track in Hallam. Mr Wilson argues there’s no room for the $2.1 million track under the low-hung high voltage power lines that would cross much of the site at 74-94 Centre Road. “It’s just the principle of having activities under powerlines […]

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Trauma cleaner’s hard-won wisdom

Rising above adversity after adversity, trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst is well qualified to talk on the human experience. Set to speak at Dandenong on 18 August, Sandra says she’s open to any question on her extraordinary life captured in the award-winning book The Trauma Cleaner. “People say to me ‘f*** I thought my life was […]

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