At home with Calvin and Demalza Henry

Calvin and Demalza Henry have created a home environment which has an inherent, calming presence where each family member is encouraged to be whoever it is they want to be. On court, both Calvin and Demalza dominate the basketball and netball courts. Off court, they’re role models to Ethan, Paige, Harmony and little Miyah. Lauren […]

Every child’s dream

They say the way to a child’s heart is serving a bowl of ice cream for breakfast or allowing them to skip a day of school. But Sunraysia Life may have just found the magic key to unlock a new world of fun and adventure in the backyard and make dreams come true. Lauren Adcock […]

At home with . . . Daniel Coghlan and Bianca Romeo

“Humble” is the first word that comes to mind when describing Sunraysia business-owners and sweethearts, Daniel Coghlan and Bianca Romeo. The pair met five years ago in Melbourne where Daniel was playing at the VFL AFL level for Essendon Football Club, and Bianca was running a successful personal training business back in Sunraysia. Since then, […]

Orchids are a growing passion

Diane and Richard Cavanagh have four daughters, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, but their family extends much further. Over the past 30 years the couple has collected more than 300 orchids, which they love and care for as dearly as their own children. Teagan Bell chats with them about their love affair with all […]

Preparing your home

Mildura’s home staging gurus Grace Dowell and Chloe Bell from Ebony and Fleur are no strangers to what it takes to transform an ordinary property interior into an enviable and welcoming space. After recently selling their own homes, the pair discovered they both shared a unique love for interior styling and design which led them […]

Shed transformed into Jill’s nan cave

Over the years Jill Larsen has collected many memories, particularly on the sporting field. So what is the best way to display those memories with pride – by converting your shed into a space where you can sit and reflect on what you’ve achieved. Jill’s “nan cave” at Red Cliffs is a perfect example. She […]

In my pantry

Sunraysia’s cultural diversity transpires in the food locals put on the table every day. Using his experience and knowledge of artisanal food to make his very own cheese and salami, French national Dominique Monchau shared his tasteful secrets with Marina Hacquin. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone MILDURA’S Dominique Monchau’s pantry is full of salami, homemade cheese and […]

In my pantry

Sunraysia’s cultural diversity transpires in the food locals put on the table every day. Using her experience and knowledge of cooking to create a delicious traditional dish, Burundian national Joselyne Ntahomvukiye shared her tasteful secrets with Marina Hacquin. Pictures: Louise Barker “IF you don’t cook, you don’t eat.” This is the motto of Joselyne Ntahomvukiye, […]

Bringing your garden indoors

Having your own garden can really make a place feel like home. But if you’re renting, is it really worth all the effort and money planting your roots into a place that won’t be yours forever? Consider moving your garden indoors. Self confessed “plant lady” Carmel Zaccone shares her top tips about moving your garden […]

A garden grown with love

Pat Timpano was growing vegetables before he was old enough to attend school. The passionate gardener shares his knowledge with Caitlyn Morgan IT’S a rare occasion to find Pat Timpano not busy working away in his large “veggie patch”. The layout has been well thought out with each vegetable meticulously placed. Each row of cucumbers, […]