The music rolls on

Eisteddfod convenor, Bronny Cottle, previews a big weekend ahead… 17th Balaklava Eisteddfod hits town again next week The Plains are alive, with the sounds of Balaklava’s 17th Eisteddfod. In just two weeks, Balaklava will host the magnificent music event, the Balaklava Eisteddfod, which attracts entrants from all over the state. The three-day event will run […]

Sami celebrates in style

FRIENDS and family dressed up to help celebrate Sami Hewett’s 21st birthday on May 4 at Balaklava Golf Club, the theme being “TV and movie characters”. Sami, pictured above (eighth from right), dressed up as a strawberry shortcake. * Due to a production error, Sami’s surname was spelt incorrectly in the May 15 edition of […]

Shirley celebrates

BALAKLAVA identity and community supporter Shirley Welke recently celebrated her 80th birthday with 80 family and friends, a luncheon and afternoon tea at the Balaklava Bowling Club. Relatives came from Naracoote and Brisbane. Shirley is pictured with her four children and their partners, 11 grandchildren and their partners, and seven great-grandchildren. Shirley invited her great […]

Big burger beats ’em

Les Pearson reports THE Mountain was proved unclimbable following Australia’s Biggest Burger Challenge at Port Wakefield on Sunday. A crowd of about 250 onlookers gathered to watch the 12 hopefuls keen to demolish the 4.8-kilogram meaty marvel, the Rosie’s Monster Burger (nicknamed “The Mountain”). It proved too much to handle for all competitors, not one […]

Trucks prompt safer road layout

THE Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) redevelopment of McCracken Corner in Balaklava is now complete, with the final touches, which included tree removals, completed on Monday. The total project cost was about $210,000. It involved modifying the previous five-way intersection to form two separate intersections. DPTI Northern and Western regional manager, Alan Morris, […]