Last drinks call shocks Boob

The recent announcement of the closure of the Booborowie Hotel has roused mixed emotion from the residents of Booborowie, with a majority expressing sadness, and unexpected shock that it has closed. It was announced through Alf’s Booborowie Hotel facebook page on April 6, stating “Due to a lack of business the Booborowie Hotel will be […]

SA’s Lavender Trail finally set to open

It might be only just set to officially open, but the Lavender Trail linking Murray Bridge, weaving and winding past Monarto, the Barossa Valley and through the Mid North along the “rain shadow of the Mount Lofty Ranges” to Clare has been at least 21 years in the making. It has been a mammoth effort […]

Grand gates of Martindale restored to former glory

Martindale Hall’s grand entry gates have been restored to their former glory thanks to a group of volunteers from the Friends of Burra Parks and staff from Natural Resources Northern and Yorke. Natural Resources Northern and Yorke landscape ranger Darrin Bennett said 12 people participated in the working bee, focussing their attention on restoring the […]

Murals depict local heritage

The Rhynie Community commissioned local artists Kerry DeCarlo and Marion Bodsworth to paint public murals depicting the history and heritage of the district at the shelter shed in the town’s parking bay. There will be four panels in total, with two already completed and causing a conversation topic for visitors and residents – the remaining […]

Snowtown’s stunning showpiece

The main street of Snowtown will soon have a stunning new tourist attraction. Adelaide artist, Joel Van Moore and employee Sam Brooks, have been working day and night, creating a bold masterpiece on the old water tower which is located adjacent to the ARTC Provision Centre on Railway Terrace, behind a row of Aleppo pine […]

Relocation of Sir Hubert Wilkins collection

Since arriving in Mount Bryan, Kymm and Simon have also been actively involved on the Mount Bryan Progress Association, Mount Bryan Soldiers Memorial Hall committee, and the Sir Hubert Wilkins Committee, a commitment they plan to continue into the future. Mount Bryan was the birthplace of Sir Hubert Wilkins, one of Australia’s most daring aviators […]

Mt Bryan pub to close

The Mount Bryan Hotel will be closed to the public as of Saturday April 21, having served the little community since 1883. The popular hub has been the meeting place for all manner of community engagements, including Christmas and Australia Day celebrations, also hosting ‘A’ class dinner parties and special occasions. The hotel was built […]

YMCA’s pool season success

THE first summer season for Clare and Gilbert Valleys swimming pools under the new YMCA management has drawn to a close with the two facilities recording outstanding attendances since opening in November 2017. The combined attendance number recorded between facilities at The Valleys Lifestyle Centre and Riverton was 20,773 over the season. Activities included recreational […]

Heinrichs targeted over Easter break by vandals

SC HEINRICH machinery was deliberately damaged over the Easter break, with an estimated damage bill of at least $15,000. The machinery was secured on the south east direction between Riverton and Tarlee, off the main road which suggests a planned event, rather than an opportunistic attack. The machines were going to assist the community with […]

Drawing on country near Burra

A group of 21 artists of varying ability and mediums participated in the Burra Regional Art Gallery’s ‘Drawing on Country’ on Saturday, April 7 with the Burra Mine as the studio. The free class sponsored by Country Arts SA attracted people from the local area, also Quorn, Adelaide and Victor Harbor. In Burra for the […]