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Milestones
Romy Daly, August 24th, 2017

Milestones

Having a premature baby ensures a difficult and emotional time for families but Nairne local Amy Purling is attempting to turn the time into one to be remembered with her cards and keepsakes celebrating premature milestones. Amy believes celebrating and documenting the unique journey of a premature baby from hospital to home is important in a time when parents are often overwhelmed and might struggle to remember all those special moments. “Premature babies have different milestones than full-term babies... Read Article

Clean Up
Melina Scarfo, August 17th, 2017

Clean Up

Warrawong may be back from the dead, but there’s still a long way to go before the national treasure is fully revived. 380 volunteers – or ‘busy bees’– gathered at the sanctuary in Mylor last Sunday to help tidy up the neglected land. They cleared debris, weeds and fallen trees that had settled over Warrawong during its four years of abandonment. New owners David Cobbold and Narelle MacPherson from Western Australia purchased the remaining 28 acres... Read Article

Coach For All
Amy Park, August 10th, 2017

Coach For All

Craig Palfrey is aceing his support for accessibility with his recent acceptance into a national wheelchair tennis coaching accreditation program. The current Birdwood and Mount Pleasant tennis coach has been involved with the game for many years, including playing when he was younger. “I have played tennis since I was five or six,” Craig said. “Obviously I’m not playing as much any more given the hours that I spend coaching. My career aspiration wasn’t to be a coach.... Read Article

Give It A Bash
Melina Scarfo, August 03rd, 2017

Give It A Bash

The iconic Variety Bash will kick off in Mount Barker for the first time ever on Saturday, August 12. More than 100 cars and 300 entrants will gather in Gawler Street before the eight day journey to Mount Gambier. Variety Bash raises money for sick and disadvantaged children to provide specialist equipment, therapy, medical supplies and more. The event’s route is chosen each year by Variety chairman Brenton Ramsey and in 2017 he wanted to introduce the... Read Article

Recycle & Grow
Romy Daly, July 27th, 2017

Recycle & Grow

First it was the disposable coffee cups and now it’s the coffee grounds. Aldgate man Daryl Clarke’s mushroom growing kits utilise used coffee grounds, turning them into actual growing grounds that spawn oyster mushrooms. “Coffee grounds are full of nutrients,” Daryl said. “The story of the coffee grounds is that all the water, transport, energy and food miles that’s put into the coffee beans - only one per cent ends up in the cup.” “The other 99 percent of the... Read Article

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