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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

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

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