Birdwood High School

By Kendrea Rhodes

There’s a vibe at Birdwood High School, one of pride and excitement—of belonging, community, and opportunity. Students go about their day with books in hand and heads held high due to remarkable improvements at the School. These were implemented in collaboration with students, staff, community, and the School’s principal, Heather Makris.

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Onkaparinga Rotary Club Still Fencing

By Kendrea Rhodes

Hills families often pass on practical skills to the next generation. This was perhaps even more so, sixtyish years ago, when several of the Onkaparinga Rotary Club members were lads and the adults in their lives shared knowledge in a traditional apprenticeship of the land. Honed over the years, those skills have resulted in centuries of combined expertise within the Club.

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Kenton Creek gets vegetation boost

Gumeracha Primary School R-7 students, staff and parents worked alongside the Biodiversity Team (Adelaide Hills Council) on National Tree Day for schools, planting over 950 native shrubs and trees along the banks of Kenton Creek. This added valuable understorey to the magnificent gum trees that have stood in Gumeracha’s Federation Park for over 200 years. A community planting session was held in the Park a couple of days later.

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SALA at Fabrik Lobethal

By Kendrea Rhodes

‘Embedded Landscape’ is a South Australian Living Artists (SALA) exhibition, featuring artist Jane Skeer. This exhibition responds to an emotional twelve months for regional Australians and emerges from Jane’s own reactions to her experience of a changed landscape.

Politicians like to remind us that we are all in this together—in this time—but ‘place’ requires nuanced thinking for that generalisation. Contrary to current news headlines focussed on coronavirus, activity in the Adelaide Hills remains around bushfire recovery and day to day living. There are still fences to mend, houses to build and people to support. And as an unwelcome anniversary looms in December, we might still be saying the same thing. 

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Klose’s Woodside is Open!

By Kendrea Rhodes

The wonderful wide aisles of the new Klose’s Foodland Supermarket and Cellarbrations stores in Woodside are a treat to navigate. Couple that with designer lighting and the myriad of colours bouncing from the fully stocked shelves, it feels like the only thing missing is the red carpet. The contemporary design of the new site oozes space, creating an enjoyable shopping experience that encourages browsing, menu planning, and new product discoveries! Then there are those times that a quick dash in and out is required—completely possible with oodles of parking, all your favourite products, and seven checkouts.

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