Health & Lifestyle

Industry pressure boosts juice fight

Industry pressure boosts juice fight

BIG SQUEEZE: Citrus Australia joins with other peak industry groups calling for a new vote to give fresh juice a four-star health rating in Australia and New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images PEAK industry groups are calling for a new vote by Australia and New Zealand to...

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Colin has grounds for looking good

Colin has grounds for looking good

CONSTANT GARDENER: Colin Clarke has been tending the grounds at Mildura Base Hospital, old and new, for 40 years. Photo: Paul Mensch  By JOHN DOOLEY BORN and bred in Mildura, Clarkeys Lawn Mowing owner, Colin Clarke, commenced as the gardener for the Mildura Base...

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The great pandemic purge

The great pandemic purge

COVID CLEANUP: Thousands of Sunraysia residents have cleaned out their closets, garages, and junk drawers during lockdown. Photo: stock image By ESTHER MACINTYRE LOCALS have been clearing out their junk drawers, garages and over-stuffed wardrobes during lockdown....

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Lou’s film makes national splash

Lou’s film makes national splash

AHMED KELLY: The short film of his amazing story has been short-listed for a national award. Photo: supplied THE inspiring story of Australian Paralympic swimmer Ahmed Kelly – born in Iraq with double arm and leg deficiency – is being taken to new audiences by...

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Lemon whoppers tipping the scales this spring

Lemon whoppers tipping the scales this spring

HOW'S THIS FOR SIZE? Yvonne Shire with the giant 1kg lemon, the biggest since moving to Mildura Gardens Retirement Village. PHOTO: Paul Mensch By ESTHER MACINTYRE THERE has been a tonne of response to our Big Lemon Challenge with 'Weekly readers but we may just have a...

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Cav’s Cars calls it a day

Cav’s Cars calls it a day

By PAUL MENSCH BARRY Clarke has owned and operated Cav’s Cars on the corner of Thirteenth Street and San Mateo Avenue for more than 22 years, but now he finds retirement is beckoning. Barry, 69, has been in the automotive business for 56 years, starting his...

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Colossal lemons flourish in citrus capital

By ESTHER MACINTYRE BIG competition has emerged for the huge lemons growing on Lena and Larry Portaro's tree. After featuring their supersize fruit in Mildura Weekly last Friday, we were inundated with messages from other large lemon growers. This has started an...

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Local Perspective: Great community collaborations

Local Perspective: Great community collaborations

CREATIVE COLLAB: Alison from Rotary Club of Irymple modelling their handmade reusable masks, for sale now. Photo: supplied. By Jennifer Gadsden* How the challenge of a pandemic can inspire new ways to stay connected for a community project. We have all been...

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Smiles and joys of fatherhood

Smiles and joys of fatherhood

PHOTO 1 & 2: Red Cliffs citrus farmer Tony Calvi celebrates his first Father's Day with four-month-old baby Rocky. Photo: Paul Mensch PHOTO 3: Ouyen's John Gilchrist with one of nine his grandchildren, 18-year-old Kaitlin Latta, with her Lions Club Australia Day...

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L’l Toot keeps on chugging

L’l Toot keeps on chugging

TOOTING ALONG .... skipper Colin Cook sails the Murray River. By JOHN DOOLEY MENTION steam to a vintage train enthusiast and they quiver at the knees, nothing is more exhilarating in their minds, than the sight of a steam train in full-flight on a country railway...

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