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Sniffin' It Out
Casey Tonkin, February 14th, 2019

Sniffin' It Out

Rumour has it that a rare European delicacy is lurking beneath trees in the Hills – truffles. Two experts in detecting hidden objects are attempting to make this highly sought-after fungus their business. They normally lead working dogs on missions to find illicit and potentially dangerous materials but now SAPOL canine handlers Dean Poletta and Warren Rogers are turning their skills to find the finer things in life. “We needed another project to sink our teeth into and thought, ‘Well,... Read Article

Party Time: Free extravaganza to open Stirling Fringe
Morgan Burley and Rebecca Chave, February 07th, 2019

Party Time: Free extravaganza to open Stirling Fringe

Adelaide Hills residents will be thrown into a world of colour and celebration as the Stirling Fringe bursts to life again on February 22 with a free extravaganza on the Stirling Lawns. Opening it’s gates at 5pm, the Stirling Fringe Festival will officially kick off with a welcome to country ceremony, followed by widespread entertainment and show-stopping performances. “The Stirling community has been so welcoming with this festival, that I thought, lets smash it on the opening night... Read Article

Ukes Rule!
Casey Tonkin, January 31st, 2019

Ukes Rule!

Ukuleles are just toy guitars right? Not quite. You can find out how nuanced these instruments can be with Ink Pot Arts and the Adelaide Hills Ukulele Group. Ink Pots artistic director Jo-anne Sarre said any level of musical talent is catered for with their ukulele program. “We have workshops for progressive learning that start with an absolute beginners class all the way up to joining the ukestra acoustic ensemble,” Jo-anne said. “We have performances throughout the community. “When people who have... Read Article

Your day
Rebecca Chave, January 24th, 2019

Your day

This Australia Day Adelaide Hills Council Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom will swear in 24 new citizens originating from France, Chile, Sri Lanka, Latvia, China, Ukraine, Cuba, Ireland and the United Kingdom. “Becoming an Australian citizen is a huge moment in a person’s life and I’m very proud to share it with them on Australia Day,” Jan-Claire said. “We welcome new citizens all year, but there’s something extra special about making a pledge on Australia Day with the extra colour and... Read Article

Dream on
Samantha Smith, January 17th, 2019

Dream on

Dreaming Stories is the latest Aboriginal-centric exhibition to feature at the Hahndorf Academy. With over 30 different artists sharing Dreamtime stories there is a lot to learn from this two month long exhibition. The dot paintings of self-taught artist and Ngarrindjeri woman Amanda Westley focuses on places that are significant to her life, her family and her culture. “The Ngarrindjeri nation is surrounded by water,” she said. “Those ocean colours are in a lot of my work. “Something I find very common... Read Article

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