Kersbrook Retiree Conquers the Kokoda Trail

Kersbrook Retiree Conquers the Kokoda TrailIn June this year, 61 year old, Mary Cook from Kersbrook, and an Original Bootcamp recruit, took on the challenge of walking the Kokoda Trail. Mary is now one of the oldest females to have ever successfully completed the Trail.

Mary said, “this was a physical challenge that I really wanted to prove to myself that I could do, and I was successful due to a very strong mental attitude and the help of the wonderful porters who make it their responsibility to get you to the end no matter what. This 96km trek in 7 days through pristine jungle will remain as one of the most moving and memorable experiences of my life. Continue reading

“Making the 2007 Lights Festival the Best Ever”

Making the 2007 Lights Festival the Best EverOn the evening of Friday, July 27th the Lights of Lobethal committee continued its theme, “Making the 2007 Lights Festival the best ever”; with about 70 people attending an informal get together at the Lobethal Centennial Hall. The hall had been decorated with Christmas displays on the stage (right) and in the foyer, with other displays set around the hall including, “The Living Nativity”, “The Christmas Tree Festival”, a “Graffiti Board” on which people recorded their thoughts and comments about the Lights Festival, and there were also displays and photos from previous festivals, with Christmas carols playing in the background. Continue reading

WORLD VISION Knitting Programme

WORLD VISION Knitting ProgrammeRight: Delia Smit, Nell McQuire, Anne Cooper, Heather Lee and Valda Hanna proudly “showing off” some of the knitted garments for World Vision and also for the Premature babies section of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at a recent Church service. The whole church was decorated with garments – rugs draped over pews, the pulpit and communion rails whilst toys adorned the organ, beanies in the window sills and jumpers and scarves along the aisle, pews and kneeling pads. Continue reading

Top of the Torrens Theatre Group

Top of the Torrens Theatre GroupWe’re not too sure if all the fantasies did come true, but members of the local theatre group, Top of the Torrens Theatre Group, had great fun in performing their latest production of, “Where It All Comes True”. With only a short break, auditions and rehearsals will start now for the popular theatre/restaurant show to be held during November.

Watch this space for more information!

Are You Interested in Nutrition & Healthy Eating?

Are You Interested in Nutrition & Healthy Eating?Do you have time free to volunteer? Would you like to promote healthy eating in your community? Then the Hills Foodies Volunteer program is for you!

Adelaide Hills Community Health Service Dietitians are currently recruiting potential Hills Foodies Volunteers for our free training program in August. After training foodies are involved in many different activities promoting healthy eating within their community. Eg. cooking groups, making healthy recipe books, working with local schools and kindergartens, and they are involved in our community garden. Continue reading

Family Excursion for Lobethal Vietnamese Migrants

Family excursion for Lobethal Vietnamese migrantsTransitplus and The Aldgate Community Centre (The Hut) recently sponsored an excursion for the Vietnamese families living in Lobethal. The orientation tour was organised as an opportunity for the families to see their wider Adelaide Hills community and for the families, in particular the children, to experience a bit of Australiana and see koalas, kangaroos etc and get an idea of all the towns that make up the Adelaide Hills. Continue reading