Goodbye from Along The Grapevine

(at least for now)

A Letter from the Editor:

Before I start, I’d like to apologise for anything below that may not be 100% accurate. My early memories of Along the Grapevine date back to when I was a teenager, over 20 years ago—you don’t expect to have to summon these things back to memory so many years later! Along the Grapevine was the brainchild of my father Roger. In the late 90’s, as members of the Lobethal Community Association, we were printing the Lobethal Community Newsletter, which was distributed predominantly to the Lobethal area. Those were the days when Lobethal had two supermarkets, a Ford dealership, two places that you could buy fuel, a coffee shop, a hardware store and a clothing / department store! 

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Historical Collection Launch: Lobethal 1842–1954

Historical & Documentary Collection of Lobethal by Jonas K Vanagas

On Sunday 27th November 2022 at the Lobethal Bierhaus, Dan Cregan MP, Member for Kavel, Rebekha Sharkie MP, Member for Mayo, Adelaide Hills Council Mayor, Jan-Claire Wisdom, and Mrs Dianne Schwarz, Chairperson, Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum, joined members of the Lobethal community to celebrate the launch of the book “Historical and Documentary Collection of Lobethal in South Australia 1842 to 1954 by Jonas K Vanagas”. 

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Mount Torrens Christmas Market

We’re excited to hold our 4th market for 2022! Lots of positive feedback has encouraged us to invite more than 20 stallholders to Heritage Reserve and The Coach House in the main street of Mt Torrens and offer you a chance to find unique Christmas gifts. Many regulars will be back with a great variety of products on sale including intricately made cards and Interior décor, mosaics and gemstone trees, candles, diffusers, skin products and photographic prints. 

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SA Spring Garden Festival

Despite a chilly start to the morning, the sun came out for a perfect day last weekend as the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market celebrated the beginning of Spring at the S.A. Spring Garden Festival, held annually in September. Returning to its original one-day format in 2022, around 3,500 garden lovers made the picturesque journey to Mount Pleasant in the Barossa Valley on Saturday, where the festival ran in conjunction with the weekly Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. 

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10th Birthday for Harvest Exchange

Sophie Thomson Celebrates with Hills Harvest Exchange

The Hills Harvest Exchange was launched back in September 2012 by Sophie Thomson, who has joined in the 1st and now 10th birthday celebrations. 

“Sophie is our No 1 member and we were delighted that she made time to come along to our 10th birthday while she has been busy at the Royal Show”, said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the Hills Environment Centre.

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