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Visit Alice's
Alyssa McKellar, May 10th, 2018

Visit Alice's

The first female garage owner in Australia is described in a newspaper article from September 1926 as “looking like a boy, with her breeches, leggings and tweed cap pulled down over her eyes… her face wreathed in smiles”. This is the spirit of Alice Anderson that’s being captured by an exhibition at Birdwood’s National Motor Museum. In 1919, Alice Anderson was 22 years old when she opened Kew Garage in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. It offered car servicing, petrol... Read Article

It's Tea Time
Rebecca Chave, May 03rd, 2018

It's Tea Time

This year will be the Macclesfield Young at Heart club’s 11th time hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) event to raise funds for the Cancer Research Council. To be held on Wednesday, May 16 come along for coffee and cake, buy a specially created calendar or meet local MP Rebekha Sharkie. Club founder Cathy Megson-McAllister said after becoming the highest fundraising club for ABMT in 2017 the ladies decided they needed a new plan to try and beat... Read Article

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

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