Elsie has 100 reasons to celebrate

ELSIE Matters is 100 years old today. When Elsie (nee Hewlett) was born in Gumeracha on May 4, 1911, the world was much different. Not only was May 4 – a Thursday –  the beginning of a wonderful life for Elsie, there were matters of significance in Australia. Apart from the obvious global developments over […]

Girl’s night in sets the mood for weekend delight

IT”S just enough to put a girl in the mood for Mother’s Day on Sunday – a “Girl’s Night In.” That’s what’s coming up at Balaklava Town Hall on Friday, when Balaklava Community Children’s Centre stages its popular fund-raiser. Kirstyn Rundle was busy supervising Matilda Woidt and Bradley Carslake as they prepared items for BCCC’s […]

Help brings New Hope

Louise Michael reports Hayley Zweck, of Blyth, Jessica Smith of Balaklava and Melissa Tucker, of Mallala, visited New Hope in Siem Reap, Cambodia while holidaying in Vietnam and Cambodia recently. New Hope Cambodia is a grass roots, hands-on and non-government organisation. There is no public school in the vicinity of the village, and families cannot […]

Enjoy musical gift of Grace

Balaklava Operatic singing sensation, 18-year-old Grace Bawden, will be performing this Saturday at Balaklava’s Uniting Church. The concert starts at 7-30pm at a cost of $15, with children under 15 free. Grace, a student of Parafield Gardens High school, currently is touring South Australia performing a series of regional and rural concerts. In 2008, at […]

Our Helen is creating her own headline

Louise Michael reports Spending Easter with your family in Hamley Bridge is a far cry from editing Australia’s biggest selling magazine, the Australian Women’s Weekly. But for former Hamley resident Helen McCabe, coming home for Easter, Christmas and a few birthdays is tradition! Not even the Royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William – […]

Get involved on Anzac Day

Local services: ANZAC day services will be held in local towns next Monday, April 25. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, has encouraged people within his electorate to get involved to remember the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women. “Around the nation and in Wakefield it is important all Australians take time on […]

Heart of Lochiel

MONTHS of hard work ensured the Lochiel Hall centenary celebrations were held without a hitch on Sunday, March 27. Guests ventured from all over the state and country back to the familiar local landmark to mark the milestone. The day kicked off with a church service, led by Errol Meaney, at the Lochiel Community Church […]

Ben is back with a book – in 30 days!

Balaklava Former Balaklava resident, Ben Angel, has released his second book titled ‘Bigger, better, harder, faster! Sleeping your way to the top.” The book follows his first book, ‘Sleeping your way to the top in business,’ which was released in 2009. The book is compiled with step-by-step strategies for improving every area of our lives […]