Oakbank Students Support the Animal Welfare League

Oakbank Students Support the Animal Welfare LeagueThe students of the Oakbank Area School (OAS) received a visit from the Animal Welfare League recently in support of their appeal asking for food and bedding.

The OAS Krew, led by teacher, Annie Bainger, asked the school community through the school newsletter and letterbox drop, to donate unwanted blankets, old clothes and cat and dog food to the school in support of the Animal Welfare League’s ‘Winter Appeal’.

AWL Public Relations and Communications Officer, Brenda Champion says, “Every year the Animal Welfare League takes in over 20,000 lost and abandoned animals and they rely heavily on donations”. Continue reading

40th Anniversary of Woodside Barracks

40th Anniversary of Woodside BarracksStory and photos by Kendrea Rhodes

On June the 6th, with weapons drawn and Banner flying, the 16th Air Defence Regiment marched down the main street of Woodside to the beating drums of the Australian Army Band, Adelaide. They were exercising their right to the Freedom of Entry to the township, which was granted to the Regiment in 1996 by the citizens of Woodside.

Saturday’s parade marked the 40th Anniversary (almost to the day) of the raising of the regiment in Woodside, on June 2nd, 1969. Joining the formal parade in camouflage uniform was the 110th Air Defence Battery, who recently returned from service in East Timor. Continue reading

Hills Band Festival 2009

Hills Band Festival 2009The Hills Band Festival brings 9 great bands with around 200 musicians together in one big afternoon concert.

Community Concert Bands, Brass Bands and School Bands come together to perform jazz, swing, pop, classical and anything in between.

The wide variety of entertainment is sure to suit anyone’s musical tastes.

The festival will be held on Sunday, June 28th from 12:30pm to 5pm at the Lobethal Centennial Hall, Main Street, Lobethal.

It features performances by: Adelaide Hills Concert Band, Cornerstone College, Hahndorf Town Band, Minor Magic (pictured above), Mt Barker District Concert Band, Strathalbyn & District Concert Band, Tea Tree Gully Concert Band, St. Johns Grammar School and Trinity College. Continue reading

Tweedvale MILK

Tweedvale MilkIn 1955 Giuliano Lorenzetti arrived in Australia from Italy with a bag, a little money and a big heart. He’d grown up in Italy on a dairy farm and was armed to the teeth with experience and enthusiasm. By 1974 he and his wife Rita had purchased a dairy farm in Lobethal, where they produced high quality milk from a small, healthy and happy herd of cows. With vision and knowledge, the Lorenzetti family have turned this local and natural product into a successful and thriving business, known today as “Tweedvale”. Giuliano explained that their success lies in their practices; a small herd means more attention per cow, healthy cows means better milk and high standards mean a better product. Continue reading