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

Adelaide Hills Slot Raceway

Adelaide Hills Slot RacewayStory and photo by Kendrea Rhodes.

Jason and Michelle Ritcher with some local boys enjoying a party at the Adelaide Hills Slot Car Raceway in Lobethal.

For slot cars, the word Scalextric is as generic as Kleenex is for tissues. It’s quite often associated with youth, as toys for kids – but those who make that assumption obviously haven’t been to the Adelaide Hills Slot Raceway in Lobethal. Continue reading


TRUE AVIATORS in LENSWOOD The Yak 52 Fighter and ‘54 Dodge, with (L-R) Guy Bowering from Lenswood, Adam Butcher from Lobethal, Colin Dabinett from Oakbank, Justin Applebee from Nairne and Kirsty Aldridge from Charleston.

TRUE AVIATORS in LENSWOOD Guy Bowering, Adam Butcher, Colin Dabinett, Justin Applebee and Kirsty Aldridge with their family and friends – plus Ben Anderson (far left), owner of the ’54 Dodge (parked in front). The Yak 52 Fighter is in the background.

Story and photos by Kendrea Rhodes.

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Happy Retirement

Happy RetirementBy Kendrea Rhodes

Nestled deep in a lush valley is a village within a village: a happy place, neat, tidy and friendly. This peaceful hamlet is the Valley of Praise Retirement Village in Lobethal.

Currently, there are fifty-five houses built on the five acre village, with plans for seven more three bedroom homes which will be finished by the end of 2012. The houses are spacious, modern and well equipped, with two and three bedrooms. All white goods are included and a small outside area, that you may sculpt into the garden of your own choosing – or not. Continue reading

Friendship out in Force

Friendship out in Force

By Kendrea Rhodes

What would the words, ‘The Friendship Force’, conjure up in your mind?

Would you think of pen-pals or e-friends; a club; a working bee; a dating service; an army; travelling the world; or helping people?

Well you’d be sorta right and sorta wrong. It is a club, that’s for sure, and it’s about friends and helping people, but face to face, not just via the internet. And it most certainly is about travelling, and hosting travellers from all over the world. But it is definitely not a dating service, an army or a working bee! Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Mount Pleasant Farmers MarketBy Kendrea Rhodes.

The Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market (MPFM) opened its gates for the first time at 8am on Saturday, February the 4th at the Mount Pleasant Showgrounds. With more than thirty stall holders with fresh local produce to sell, it was a big hit with the public. So much so that a lot of them sold out before 10am! With almost 2000 visitors, which is more than double the amount expected, it’s no wonder everything sold so quickly. Continue reading