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Mad Hatters
Thomas Luke, March 23rd, 2017

Mad Hatters

It’s time to reach down the rabbit hole for your craziest hats as the Mylor Red Cross hosts its first Mad Hatters Tea Party on Sunday, March 26. The event, hosted at Springvale, Mylor, is a chance for everyone to show off their wacky headgear or get into the spirit of Alice in Wonderland, all to support Red Cross’s domestic and international humanitarian efforts. Event coordinator Paul Howe said the idea had come about at the suggestion of... Read Article

Quiet achievers
Melina Scarfo, March 16th, 2017

Quiet achievers

An exhibition at Coventry Library in Stirling will shed light on the achievements of Hills residents from the past two decades. Showcasing over 150 Australia Day award recipients, the display by the Mylor History Group will provide fascinating insights into community contributions. One of the very first award recipients contributed significantly to the Stirling and surrounding towns as a general practitioner. Dr Lloyd Evans, now retired, helped establish the Stirling Community Shop and was involved with aged care services. In... Read Article

Wheel Art
Melina Scarfo, March 09th, 2017

Wheel Art

Ceramics, an ancient yet still embraced art form, is alive and well in the Adelaide Hills. Originally from Sydney, ceramicist Stephanie James-Manttan gave up her job as a business analyst when she moved to Adelaide and immersed herself into the art world. “I originally wanted to do sculpture but I started doing ceramics and fell in love with it,” she said. “The benefit of working with ceramics is that I could sustain a practice full time.” After studying at... Read Article

Mucking about
Lucy Robinson, March 02nd, 2017

Mucking about

From “mucking around” in Oakbank Area School’s music room to rocking stages all over Adelaide, the Hills trio who make up rising indie band Tympano have come a long way. Kym Saywell of Littlehampton and Sid Paech of Hahndorf were drawn together by a mutual friend from their school years, Balhannah resident Bradley Wanke, to form the band in February last year. They’ve had a jam-packed 12 months with regular shows and an appearance alongside The Veronicas... Read Article

Lentils in my beer
Lucy Robinson, February 23rd, 2017

Lentils in my beer

They were already a favourite in soups, curries and savoury pies – now, thanks to a Lobethal brewer, lentils have made their way into beer glasses around South Australia. Lobethal Bierhaus’ Lentil Pale Ale, which is believed to be the first in the country, is the novel result of a collaboration between the microbrewery owner Alistair Turnbull and pulse processing company AGT Foods Australia. “They approached me with the idea that they wanted to lift the profile... Read Article

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