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Legend Honoured
Casey Tonkin, October 11th, 2018

Legend Honoured

The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling celebrates a born and bred Strath motorcycling legend who tragically died young after a career of international competition. Born to a dairy farming family, Ken developed a love for motorcycles from a young age that blossomed into an obsession. He rode around the Hills with friends from Strathalbyn High School and joined a notorious gang of like-minded riders. Kenny was a founding member of the Phoenix Motorcycle Club which was formed not long after... Read Article

Fast Forward
Rebecca Chave, October 04th, 2018

Fast Forward

Hahndorf Clocks and Collectables is preparing for daylight saving but thankfully won’t be tackling the mammoth task of turning back all their clock faces to allow the cuckoo clocks to randomly proclaim the hour throughout the day. The enchanting shop has been a tourist hot spot for over 20 years and owners Greg and Sue Brown said they love the extra business hours daylight savings gives them. “More people are moving around and staying out in the town later... Read Article

Bearing Up
Anna Christian, September 27th, 2018

Bearing Up

A secret delight is on display at the Stirling Library, there to excite families and the community. The Mount Lofty Historical Society is hosting a teddy bears’ picnic full of teddies and bears of all ages and from all walks of life. Society member Liz Hansman said the exhibit has three facets – teddy bears, real bears and children’s literature about bears. “The project was started earlier last year because we wanted to do something that would bring younger people... Read Article

Engaging in Nature
Rebecca Chave, September 13th, 2018

Engaging in Nature

Adelaide Hills Outdoor Playgroup has received a Community Development grant of over $2,000 to create an outdoor nature play area centered around a hand carved water course. Group coordinator Zoe Locke said the group is really proud and excited to start working on the project. “It will really help to bring the community together and seeing the children engaging and playing in nature makes my heart sing,” Zoe said. The free group is run by Zoe and her volunteer parents... Read Article

HOWZAT
Casey Tonkin, September 06th, 2018

HOWZAT

As another Hills winter comes to pass it’s just about time to hang up those muddy footy boots and bleach out the left over grass stains from your whites as the cricket season begins. The Mount Barker Cricket Club is preparing its return to the A-grade this year after not having fielded a team in the top tier of the Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association since the 2011/2012 season. Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association president Joe Hill... Read Article

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