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Palmer Hot Rod Street Party

Story ThumbnailThe Main Street of Palmer is the place to be on Sunday, October 1st, if you love great cars and great music!
Palmer is a small town with a population of approximately 80 people, located 16 kilometres west of Mannum on the Adelaide to Mannum Road.

The day features everything from 1920’s Hot Rods to the classic 50’s, muscle cars, and street machines, which will fill the main street of Palmer. Continue reading Palmer Hot Rod Street Party

Top of the Torrens Gallery

Story ThumbnailThe new exhibition, which was opened by Leonie Holmes at Top of the Torrens Gallery in Birdwood during July (pictured right), shows work from artists who live “Along the Torrens Valley” and is part of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival.

Suzanne Georgiou, who lives at Cudlee Creek is showing some of her vibrant floral pictures, whilst Gumeracha resident, Susan Murphy’s spectacularly designed and executed quilts are indicative of her years of experience and expertise in her craft. Continue reading Top of the Torrens Gallery

Custom Framing Revolutionised!

Story ThumbnailMichael and Christine of Murphy Framing in Birdwood, (founding members of the Picture Framers Guild SA) aim to keep attune to the latest developments in sound framing practices.

Since commencement in 2000, the home based business has steadily grown and offers personal top quality professional service.

Their newly acquired Wizard Computer Mat Cutter now provides opportunity for countless decorative mat cut designs and various shaped openings. Continue reading Custom Framing Revolutionised!

Local Breeders to Lock Horns with Australia’s Best

Story ThumbnailCome the weekend of August 27th, local Highland Cattle Breeders, Neil Spearritt and Chris Parham (pictured right) of Kersbrook’s ‘Gathbodhan Highlands’, will lock horns and fight it out with Australia best for the title of Supreme Highland Exhibit.

This year the Australian Highland Cattle Society will be holding its annual national show, which has always traditionally been a Victorian event, here in South Australia. Continue reading Local Breeders to Lock Horns with Australia’s Best

The Upper Torrens Writers

Story ThumbnailsThe Upper Torrens Writers consist of six people from very different backgrounds who have become friends over quite a number of years.

The group meets regularly to practice their writing skills and have maintained enjoyment and humour whilst polishing their craft.

Their work ranges from fantasy and historical to downright spooky fiction as well as tales aimed at adolescent and young adult readers. Continue reading The Upper Torrens Writers


Story ThumbnailsLast Sunday the Birdwood United Church kicked off their 40 Days of Purpose Program with a national simulcast introduction where Rick Warren, author of the international best seller ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ spoke to the congregation on the topic of “What on earth am I here for?”

Over the course of 40 days, starting on the 6th of August, the Birdwood United Church will be exploring this topic with weekly themed Sunday messages, weekly small groups held in homes and short daily readings from “The Purpose Driven Life.” Continue reading 40 DAYS OF PURPOSE