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Striding Out
Kirralee Thomas, October 19th, 2017

Striding Out

The Great Strides fundraiser is being held for the eighth time in Strathalbyn on Sunday, October 29, as it continues to raise funds for and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. Commencing at the Soldier’s Memorial Gardens, the annual four-kilometre walk will follow the Angas River walking trail. Carlee Stewart’s family is one of five local families involved in the organisation of the event, and they all have children suffering from cystic fibrosis. One of those affected is Carlee’s eight-year-old daughter... Read Article

Straw People
Melina Scarfo, October 12th, 2017

Straw People

You’ll do a double take when wandering around the Uraidla Sustainability Fair this year. Odd figures will be appearing here and there. On a closer look you’ll discover they have straw limbs and tattered clothes and with a poke of the finger you’ll find they’re definitely not human. What you’ll be looking at is the Uraidla Sustainability Fair’s scarecrow competition. Held on Sunday, November 5 – the same day as the Uraidla and Summertown show –... Read Article

Lenswood 100
Romy Daly, October 05th, 2017

Lenswood 100

This October marks 100 years since the establishment of Lenswood and to celebrate the milestone the town will host a community picnic for all to enjoy. The centennial picnic will feature something for everyone. “There will be music, extensive historical displays by the local history group, face painting for kids and food stalls or the opportunity to bring your own picnic,” Chairperson of the Lenswood and Forest Range Community Association Susie Green said. “We’ll also have Lenny the centipede... Read Article

There's An App For That
Amy Park, September 28th, 2017

There's An App For That

An app developed by Hills resident Trent Bowden and business partner and friend Scott Belcher is expected to keep the community safer this bushfire season. Using data from sentinel satellites, ‘Wildfire’ allows members of the community to see potential threats on an interactive map thanks to thermal signatures that show the location and intensity of a bushfire. Trent explained that developing the app had personal significance for him after growing up in Mylor and experiencing the threat... Read Article

50 for HFL
Romy Daly, September 21st, 2017

50 for HFL

This year the Hills Football League (HFL) is celebrating a milestone achievement of 50 years since its inception in 1967. Formed following the merging of the Torrens Valley Association and the Hills Central League, the HFL has evolved and grown over the last 50 years to become the 19 club, 3,800 player strong league it is today. “Reaching the 50 year milestone reflects the strength of football as a sport,” HFL President Malcolm Williams said. “Football has a... Read Article

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