Kersbrook ‘Catch of the Day’

Kersbrook Catch of the DayStory by Kelly Heptinstall

As the South Australian Snapper fishingseason got into full swing earlier this year, a group of keen Kersbrook locals took to the waters to try their luck. The group took advantage of a secret location off the shores of Port Pirie, during a fishing charter. The fishing trip proved to be quite the success for the hills dwellers. Continue reading

Growing knowledge at the Mt Pleasant Community Garden

Each Wednesday morning, a group of volunteers gather in Mount Pleasant to help grow a fantastic community project, increase knowledge and access to healthy fresh fruit and vegetables.

We invite you to join local plant and fungi expert, herbologist, and botanist, Bev Lane, in our community garden, Wednesdays from 9:45am, for a morning of gardening adventures and learning. A former lecturer in medical botany, Bev has a lifetime of experience growing food plants, uses for weeds, native foods and herbology. Continue reading

More Awards for Stirling Players

The Stirling Players have further cemented their reputation for fine comedy by winning two Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Awards for 2013.

At the awards ceremony, their March production of God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, won Best Comedy and Best Comedy Ensemble in the Amateur Theatre categories.

The Ensemble award recognises the outstanding level of performance by every member of the cast.

As a measure of the standard of drama at the Stirling Theatre the cast of the companyís other production, Mr†Bailey’s Minder†was also nominated for this award. Continue reading

Are you feeling lucky?

At Rehearsal: Mal Taylor (King),
Kate Farrer ( Mazel), and Rob Lucas (Coachman).

Well you should be as you will have the opportunity to see the Australian premier of the fantastic musical, “LUCK”!

Top Of The Torrens Theatre Group (TOTT) has started rehearsals for this wonderful musical and it is shaping up to be a real winner. Continue reading

Raw deal for stay-at-home mums

Raw deal for stay-at-home mumsStay at home mothers will be thousands of dollars worse off than mothers in the paid workforce under both Labor’s and the Liberals’ new paid parental leave schemes. Under Labor, mothers who are in the paid workforce receive the minimum wage for six months (approximately $16,000). Under the Liberals, new mothers receive the equivalent of their current salary up to $75,000. Mothers who are not in the workforce however receive nothing under the Liberals – they are scrapping the baby bonus, and a means-tested $2,000 for their first child and $1,000 for subsequent births under Labor. Continue reading

Commissioning of Pastor Tom Playford

Commissioning of Pastor Tom PlayfordPastor Tom Playford has an affinity with the Mount Torrens community; so it is no surprise he will soon become minister of the Mount Torrens Community Uniting Church.
Tom’s mother, Lorna Clark, was born in Mount Torrens and spent the first twelve years of her life living above the general store her father owned.

“My grandparents ran the local general store which is now the post office and my mother went to the local Methodist Church which is now the Uniting Church, and she also attended the old school which is now a residence”, Tom says of his family connection to the hills town. Continue reading

Kersbrook Church of Christ – Giving to the community!

Kersbrook Church of ChristIn addition to their support of Christian Pastoral Support Worker Alicia Pollard, the members of the Kersbrook Church of Christ were pleased to make a donation of $1000 to the Kersbrook Primary School recently.

The school has used the donation to replace the sand in their sandpit and to purchase ten buckets of sand pit friendly toys.
The children are enjoying putting them to great use during their lunch periods!

Kerbrook School Principle, Mike Walsh, receiving the $1000 cheque from Kersbrook Church of Christ member, Helen Munro.

A café gallery with a community vibe!

The Pear Treet and PartridgeThe Pear Tree and Partridge – Café, Gallery & Patisserie

Photo & story by Rebekkah Sparrow

With a history close to the heart of us here at Along the Grapevine, the building at 21 Main Street, Lobethal has no doubt many stories to tell. The newest story is one of transformation. With Along the Grapevine on to new premises, The Pear Tree and Partridge Café & Gallery brought a new vibe to the main street of Lobethal. Continue reading

Local sets her sights on the Galaxy

Adelaide Hills girl, Colleen Boyle, has stunned the judges at the South Australian heat of the prestigious Miss Galaxy beauty Pageant.

Colleen will compete for the title of Miss Galaxy Australia next month in Sydney with the 3 other successful state finalists.

“This beauty pageant is one which focuses not only on outer beauty, and the contestants are encouraged to fundraise for Make-A-Wish Foundation”, says Colleen. Continue reading

Delivering just the freshest in the Hills

Delivering just the freshest in the HillsStory and photo by Kendrea Rhodes

The Kuiper family, with produce from their fresh fruit and vegetable delivery business, called Just the Freshest, which has been servicing the Hills for 10 years.

Shane and Lara Kuiper are hills born and bred. They live in Oakbank with their four children and are deeply involved with their various communities: school, church, sporting, neighbourhood, family and friends. It’s this commitment to community that has seen them make massive changes in their lives; changes which have provided them with a lifestyle and the time to appreciate it. Continue reading