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Meet Merlin
Casey Tonkin, April 26th, 2018

Meet Merlin

Every year Gumeracha is home to the anachronistic sight of people dressed in cloaks wearing shields on their backs and swords on their belts. What looks like the effects of a wormhole linking 21st century Adelaide Hills to 12th century Britain is actually the Gumeracha Medieval Fair. One of the featured characters is Merlin the Wizard also known as Forreston’s own Durstin Gray. Formerly a Snowy River cattleman, it is no wonder that Durstin feels familiar as a character of... Read Article

Poppy Power
Rebecca Chave, April 19th, 2018

Poppy Power

On ANZAC Day this Wednesday, April 25, three months of hand knitting and crafting will be displayed on the Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital to raise awareness of the hospitals status as a Soldiers’ Memorial. Hand knitted red poppies will adorn the front of the Hospital with knitted wreaths adorning batons outside and around the honour board inside the hospital listing those who fell in WWI. Jo Gemmell is the lady behind the idea. She’s striving to raise awareness... Read Article

No Lycra
Rebecca Chave, April 12th, 2018

No Lycra

It’s time to dig around in your garden shed and pull out those dusty vintage bikes for the annual Woodside to Charleston vintage bike ride. The event will be held on Sunday, 15 April after the Woodside swap meet from 11am. Event organiser Mark Bartlett invites everyone to take part in the easy bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway to the Charleston Hotel for lunch. “It started with just me and my friends getting out all our old unused bikes... Read Article

Rapturous
Anna Christian, April 05th, 2018

Rapturous

Warrawong Sanctuary has several new additions to the team including peregrine falcon Marvel and full time Warrawong2U coordinator Luke Flesher. Marvel was brought down from Queensland to Warrawong after being rescued and Luke has taken her under his wing. “Marvel was found injured in a field and would have died if she wasn't taken in,” Luke said. “She had a broken wing and now her left wing sticks out which means she doesn't have the agility to be able to... Read Article

Footy's Back
Casey Tonkin, March 29th, 2018

Footy's Back

Families all around Australia will soon begin their weekend routines of scraping off mud from the bottom of boots, strapping up dodgy knees and cutting up batches of orange slices as the local footy season takes hold. The Hills Football League will have its first bounce when division two teams square off on Saturday, April 7. Torrens Valley, who opted for voluntary relegation after finishing fifth on last year’s division one ladder, will square off against the Bridgewater in... Read Article

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