Felling Fears

CFS volunteers give their time willingly to help others out in times of need, but when their lives are put at risk by the thoughtless actions of others, it leaves a sour taste in their mouths. Last weekend, Mallala CFS received a call out when a motorist came upon a fallen tree across the old […]

Ooh la la, you’ll love SALA!

IF you are an art lover, you are going to love this year’s SALA (SA Living Artists) festival which runs until the end of August. As galleries, restaurants and community spaces close, SALA has looked for new ways to stay open to creativity and connection. SALA is committed to the vision of creating and sustaining […]

Heartless act

BACK in April 2017, the second stage of the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail, an extension from Balaklava to Halbury, was officially opened. The trail was developed in memory of talented local cyclist, Shamus Liptrot, who passed away in 2011, aged 19. A mountain bike was mounted on a frame at the site, with information about […]

Time for a sleep in…

BALAKLAVA Newsagency owners Peter and Sherry Barnfield will close their doors and begin their retirement at the end of this month after 26 years of serving their community. “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time in Balaklava, but we’re not going anywhere. We’ll still be around the town,” Sherry said. Supplying both a newsagency and a home […]

It takes a village

The Clare winter has hit with the icy wind and the below zero mornings have left us reaching for the winter woolies and the heating setting on the air conditioner. But there are some families in our community who need to be very frugal at the moment and watching every cent they spend, uncertain where […]

Heritage snaps

South Australians are being encouraged to take part in a ‘Heritage Snaps’ photographic competition designed to showcase this state’s Heritage-Listed places or areas. This competition follows on from the success of last year’s Essence of Heritage photo competition, run by Heritage South Australia. South Australian Heritage Council chair, Keith Conlon, said a number of great […]

Gardening tips with Paulie

CLARE local Pauline ‘Paulie’ Calaby knows a thing or two about home gardens having an amazing, self-sufficient garden on her property, and as an early childhood educator, is passionate about explaining to children where their produce comes from and how to grow it yourself. “I have been interested in gardening since my grandpa taught me […]

Peter survives severe ski smashup

COMING home early was never on Peter and Tania Butterfields’ minds when skiing the Austrian Alps, but after Peter had a bad crash and sustained a serious injury it quickly became the only option for the pair. Heading to the Alps for just under a month, the pair was ready to spend their time skiing […]

Curtain falls on Blyth Cinema

Sunday’s movie session at Blyth Cinema was its last for the foreseeable future, as it follows the Federal Government’s directive that cinemas close during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was disappointing, Blyth Regional Cinema Committee chairperson Ian Roberts said the closure was necessary and was likely to have been inevitable given dropping numbers at the […]