The new Ten Tenors?

Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir (APMVC) is holding its annual concert on Sunday, April 29 in the town hall at 2pm. The concert will feature Leah McGeorge, who won the APMVC scholarship at the 2017 Eisteddfod. Leah will not only give some solo performances, but will join the choir for some other songs, with some […]

What you can do with a stash…

The school community library was recently given a colourful quilt (pictured), made by the talented members of the Riverton Quilters group. After seeing a painting at the Saddleworth library, the Riverton library committee thought it would like something similar for its library. A suggestion was then put to the quilters, who were keen to help. […]

Have your name up in lights

Move over New York, Broadway is coming to Balaklava! Balaklava Community Arts is giving musical theatre lovers a unique opportunity to get their name ‘up in lights’ when ‘Broadway Sessions’ comes to town on Sunday, August 20. Broadway Sessions, based in Adelaide, is a musical theatre performance and open mic night thrown together, giving performers […]

Now you see it, now you don’t…

Have you ever heard of a disappearing morning or afternoon tea? I thought it meant the food disappeared, preferably into my mouth, but alas, no. The concept of a ‘disappearing’ tea is this: The first hostess invites 10 people to an event, at $10 per head. Then each of those 10 people invite eight others […]

Walk right in, sit right down…

A joint project with Port Wakefield Community Management Committee (CMC), Port Wakefield Community Newsletter, Clementina Corner Cottage and Wakefield Regional Council, has seen five new bench seats bought and installed around the Port Wakefield township. Two seats were placed in the playground, one outside Clementina Corner Cottage,  one in the park area at the wharf […]

Time flies for Balaklava CWA

On Tuesday, Balaklava CWA proudly re-opened its refurbished rooftop clock. The clock was donated by a Mr J Spillane back in 1963, as apparently the ladies of the Spillane family were very active members in the early days of the CWA branch. As the clock hadn’t worked ‘for as long as everyone could remember,’ it […]

Robert and Pat’s pet dragon

There’s a couple of different type of green thumbs in the town! Locals, Robert and Pat Van Der Sman, have some unusual fruit and vegetables growing in their garden, such as dragon fruit, avocado, mango, macadamia and West Indian limes. While some plants are not really native to this area, Robert and Pat said they […]

Shirley back at school with best buddies

Former teacher, Shirley Bradock, went back to school last Friday at Balaklava Primary, to present each Reception student with their own ‘School Start Buddy’ kit. The kit, snuggled in a durable wooden box, consists of alphabet letters, white board and textas, magnets and more, to help make learning fun for new school students. Shirley’s late […]

Miracles do happen

Former local, now Kadina lady, Mel King (nee Grigg) received a wonderful surprise before Christmas – she found out she was going to be a mum! “It was a huge shock but also a huge miracle, and we are very excited,” Mel said. In June 2004, Mel suffered a miscarriage, and in November that year, […]