It was a very happy atmosphere at Top of the Torrens Gallery in Birdwood on Sunday, December 10th, when members got together for a Christmas drink and to farewell Jules Pilgrim, who has served on the committee for several years and has displayed so many exciting pieces in that time.
She is moving to Swan Hill to take up a position as librarian at McKillop College.
The new exhibition is entirely the work of gallery members and the quality of the work indicates how worthwhile it has been to have a gallery in our area. Continue reading
The Gumeracha Primary School has been awarded Equal Best Environmental School at this years KESAB Tidy Towns and Environmental Schools Awards Ceremony held at AAMI Stadium on December 1st.
Along with Woodside Primary and Pt Vincent Primary, Gumeracha was chosen from 224 other competing schools from across the state.
The award reflects the commitment by students, staff and parents to positive action within the community as well as including environmental education within its curriculum and day to day activities at the school. Continue reading
The Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre has won the SA Great Award for the Science and Environment Category in the Barossa and Light region, having competed for the award against businesses, projects, committees and organisations that have used science related initiatives to achieve positive environmental outcomes.
The Lobethal Bakery is proud to annouce that they are now selling their own icecream at their Woodside store, made locally at their Lobethal premises.
â€œWe try and make our icecream from local products wherever we can,â€™ said Albert Trinkle, â€œusing such products as local milk and fruit.â€
The flavours are all natural and include Lemon Sorbet, Hazelnut Crunch, Pistacchio, Kinder Surprise, Cioccolato, Vanille, Mint, Berries and Yoghurt, Ferrero Rocher, Irish Cream, Mango, Strawberry and Frutti di Bosco. Continue reading
The installation of 4 electrical power and public address system outlets in Gumeracha Federation Park is the latest initiative of the Gumeracha Community Association Inc.
This initiative was supported by a Regional Partnerships Grant from the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Affairs, the Gumeracha Primary School, the Gumeracha Town Hall Committee, John Oâ€™Dea Electrical, Kenton Communications and Trenching Contractor – Colin Foster.
It has become an annual expectation that the Lobethal Harmony Club will present an End-of-Year concert in Lobethal at the completion of its singing season.
This year Club members expressed the wish to combine efforts with the Woodville Concert Choir and stage a spectacular night of entertainment and an invitation was issued and accepted.
A â€œCrawler Tractor Dayâ€ was held recently on Ross Harveyâ€™s property at Cudlee Creek with twenty drivers putting their crawler tractors through their paces.
It was an excellent day as they all climbed around the winding tracks cut into the sides of the steep hills on the property.
The day consisted of a photo get together and start-up of all the tractors.
On Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 the students at the Lobethal Lutheran School participated in an Aussie Rules Footy Clinic at their school run by the Norwood Football Club.
Two SANFL players, Matthew and Brendon from the Norwood Football Club, conducted sessions with all the year levels.
Each session started with a warm up and games using the oval footballs.
Since 1990 when the first Christmas Tree Festival was held in Lobethal, to raise money for the Bible Society, a lot of money has been raised for this purpose.
Not only has the committee donated to the Bible Society but many local charities have benefited as well. Continue reading
GPcare, the new after hours general practice for the Hills community based at Mt Barker Hospital, was officially launched by Hon Alexander Downer MP on Friday, August 18th.
Mr Downer was opening the service following its commencement on August 1st on behalf of the Commonwealth Government which is providing almost 3 years funding to enable the community initiative to be implemented. Continue reading