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Mixmasters
Melina Scarfo, April 27th, 2017

Mixmasters

Home bakers are whipping up a storm in preparation for the Great Mylor Bake Off this weekend. Last year’s inaugural competition was a great success, with over 75 entires from bakers of all ages. Organiser Susan Laundy was inspired to create the event after watching the television show The Great British Bake Off. “I love baking and I want to encourage other people to bake, especially children,” she said. “We had some fantastic kids entires last year, especially the decorated... Read Article

Tiers of Timber
Tom Staggard, April 20th, 2017

Tiers of Timber

Before the Adelaide Hills became known as one of the best cool-climate wine regions in the world there was another industry that stood alone at the top of the region’s economic landscape. Timber cutting and gathering was one of the most prominent industries throughout the Hills, with the impact felt right across South Australia during the colony’s early settlement and the development of the inner Adelaide region. This industry was particularly popular in the immediate areas surrounding the... Read Article

Love Lobethal
Melina Scarfo, April 13th, 2017

Love Lobethal

Returning to the Hills after 22 years away, Adam Weinert is proud to call Lobethal home. Adam served in the army but returned last year to work in his family’s business. In the lead up to the town’s 175th anniversary of foundation on May 7, he has been busy planning the day’s celebrations. Adam is seeking descendants of the original 18 pioneer families who migrated from Prussia and settled in Lobethal in 1842 and hopes to have as many descendants... Read Article

Hounds of love
Lucy Robinson, April 06th, 2017

Hounds of love

When viewed in full flight on the racetrack, greyhounds can look fierce and intimidating. But as Mount Barker woman Carol Grubb knows, their true natures are anything but. Carol started the walking group Greyhound Gatherings in her local district last May as a way for other greyhound owners to get together and enjoy a walk with their beloved dogs. Through giving the breed more exposure in the community, she is hoping more people will come to see them... Read Article

Conquered: Shorter option added to classic summit race
Thomas Luke, March 30th, 2017

Conquered: Shorter option added to classic summit race

Hundreds of runners will make the journey to the peak of Mount Barker in an annual quest to ‘Conquer the Summit’ for a good cause on Sunday, April 9. Hosted by both the local Mount Barker Lions and YMCA, the event started six years ago and has since evolved into a challenging race for some, and a fun walk for others. Chair of the Summit event Tony Anderson said the run had first come about as a friendly competition... Read Article

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