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Their Story
Melina Scarfo, July 13th, 2017

Their Story

Three generations of Schaefers once farmed land now known as the Newenham Estate, and as the last living male relative with the surname, John hopes to preserve the history of the property. Before him, John’s father, grandfather and great grandfather all worked and lived on the Flaxley Road farm in Mount Barker. It all began with Christoph and Florentine Braendler, whose family owned much of the land south-west of Mount Barker during the 1900s. In 1914, the... Read Article

Code Swap
Amy Park, July 06th, 2017

Code Swap

The introduction of the women’s national football league has led to community football clubs introducing female teams as the sport’s popularity increases. The Mount Lofty Devils Football Club added its inaugural women’s team in 2016, and this season added an additional women’s senior team and an Under 18 team. Coach and Communications Manager at the club Matt Pistola said that the addition of the women’s team started out as just an idea between friends. “A couple of local girls... Read Article

Stomp On
Amy Park, June 29th, 2017

Stomp On

A fitness group from Evofit in the Adelaide Hills is raising money for charity through the Stadium Stomp fitness challenge at Adelaide Oval. The event sees competitors stomp out over 6,000 stairs in a climb unlike other fitness challenges. With rest stops, drink stations, and pump up music, Adelaide Oval plays host to this event, with fifteen people from the Lobethal based Evofit Personal Training Studio endeavouring to stomp until the end. Mandy Napier, the head trainer at... Read Article

Doin' The Do Si Do
Amy Park, June 22nd, 2017

Doin' The Do Si Do

The Hills community will be looking to pull on their dancing boots for an upcoming Barn Dance in support of Aussie farmers on Saturday, July 1. The dance is hosted by the Adelaide Hills Women’s Network, a social networking group for women in the Hills. The group meets about every six weeks at Hills locations, and run a number of networking events and a major fundraiser each year. Funds raised from the dance will go to... Read Article

Bring Your Own
Melina Scarfo, June 15th, 2017

Bring Your Own

In Australia it’s estimated we use one billion disposable coffee cups each year. Most end up in land fill because of the thin plastic lining preventing them from being recycled. But the Responsible Cafes movement is working to reduce this waste by nurturing a culture of reuse. When coffee drinkers bring their reusable cup to participating cafes, they are offered a 50 cent to one dollar discount. Since the airing of ABC’s War On Waste – a three... Read Article

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