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Engaging in Nature
Rebecca Chave, September 13th, 2018

Engaging in Nature

Adelaide Hills Outdoor Playgroup has received a Community Development grant of over $2,000 to create an outdoor nature play area centered around a hand carved water course. Group coordinator Zoe Locke said the group is really proud and excited to start working on the project. “It will really help to bring the community together and seeing the children engaging and playing in nature makes my heart sing,” Zoe said. The free group is run by Zoe and her volunteer parents... Read Article

HOWZAT
Casey Tonkin, September 06th, 2018

HOWZAT

As another Hills winter comes to pass it’s just about time to hang up those muddy footy boots and bleach out the left over grass stains from your whites as the cricket season begins. The Mount Barker Cricket Club is preparing its return to the A-grade this year after not having fielded a team in the top tier of the Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association since the 2011/2012 season. Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association president Joe Hill... Read Article

Eureka
Anna Christian and Casey Tonkin, August 30th, 2018

Eureka

Year 11 Saint Francis de Sales student Adam Palkovics has been selected to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Forum in Canberra and Brisbane. The 12 day residential program runs in January and involves 200 students in science based activities. A teacher suggested Adam apply for the forum and then let him drive his own application. “I was in one of my other lessons and my old teacher came up and told me about the forum and said they thought... Read Article

Flight Fascination
Casey Tonkin, August 23rd, 2018

Flight Fascination

People have been developing planes of all shapes and sizes ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their first heavier than air craft over a hundred years ago. A fascination for flight is a common thread that binds the members of the Strathalbyn Model Aircraft Club. Club president Paul Mitchell said the hobby is as much about the process of making the planes as it is about flying. “I’ve been building models my whole life,” he said. “My father was... Read Article

Hop To It
Rebecca Chave, August 16th, 2018

Hop To It

The Adelaide Hills are alive with the sound of frogs and during the National Science Week you can become a qualified FrogSpotter. Frog expert, education officer and FrogWatch SA coordinator Steve Walker will be holding a Walk and Talk event at the Torrens Valley Community Centre on Sunday, August 19 from 2pm. “One night a fortnight I run the FrogWatch Program which is a statewide program for anybody in the state to get involved with,” Steve said. “It’s basically an... Read Article

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