Coffee without equal

There’s no going back after you try Alem Hailemariam’s coffee. At her stall Abyssinia Coffeeland in Dandenong Market, she serves Ethiopian organic coffee that’s roasted and packed in Australia. The single-blend Sidano bean tastes surprisingly smooth with a nutty, sweet undertone. There’s none of that familiar bitter after-taste or head-spinning kick. And it’s very more-ish. […]

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Driver dodges attempted ‘car-jacking’

A driver has captured on dashcam what he believes was an attempted car-jacking in the back-streets of Springvale. Rich Huynh says he slowed down as a male attacker appeared from “nowhere” in front of his car on Large Street about 11pm on Tuesday 9 April. The dashcam footage shows the male reaching into his pants […]

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Charlotte’s unicorns take flight

Believe it or not, there are unicorns flying high in front of IKEA Springvale. On National Unicorn Day on 9 April, Charlotte, 6, hoist her unicorn flag design aloft into the whirling winds on Princes Highway. Her family, friends and staff looked on, many of them dressed up in unicorn costume. The unlikely scenario started […]

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Edge of destruction

Shell-shocked residents on a busy and speedy section of Springvale Road say they are just waiting for a serious accident to happen. Mother-of-two Jessica Ferguson was seconds away from being a casualty as she collected her kerbside bins from outside a set of units near Gray Street on the afternoon of Thursday 28 March. As […]

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Reshma dishes up a winner

A home cook’s write-up on a flavoursome rice-dish has taken out Armada Dandenong Plaza’s food blogger competition. Reshma Abdul Qadir, of Dandenong, beat a hot field with her article on her Hyderabadi dum biryani. The other three finalists wrote on fish tikka masala with cauliflower rice, Italian parmigiana, and beef-and-bean quesadilla with homemade tortilla and […]

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Sikh Games hits the streets

The upcoming Australian Sikh Games is quickly becoming a reality. With less than two weeks till its opening, internationally-acclaimed Melbourne artist Julian Clavijo has created a stunning Games mural in Dandenong’s Indian Cultural Precinct. The three-day sports extravaganza includes soccer, kabaddi, hockey, volleyball, netball, badminton, tennis, swimming, touch football and golf. It opens at Casey […]

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