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Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The alarming decline in numbers of penguins on Granite Island has caused much anguish, and it seems the saddening situation is not just restricted to our home shore – it is a problem further along South Australia’s coast and overseas. And, at this stage, there are no defined reasons. This will be the subject of a presentation by Sonia Kleindorfer, a Professor of Physical Sciences at Flinders University, in Victor Harbor on June 14. We talk to Dr Diane Colombelli-Negrel (pictured), who gained her PhD working with American-born Prof Kleindorfer upon arriving from France eight years ago, and has worked on this penguin research with her the past two years.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Former Crows Ian Perrie and Scott Welsh are still getting plenty of kicks in the park – playing for the Encounter Bay Football Club. It’s all about the love of the game, and the club is certainly appreciating their contribution as the Eagles are soaring on top of the Great Southern Football league ladder.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013. There here… the whales. And the SA Whale Centre and Alexandrina Council organised a brilliant city launch of the whale season despite miserable weather, and a great Whaletime Playtime festival at Warland Reserve. There was some great entertainment, including the highly-creative Camp Quality puppet show.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Our local Goolwa & District Community Bank recently turned two, and so far it has handed out $70,000 in sponsorships to community organisations and sporting clubs. It’s your bank so the board likes giving money away, but it’s also about needing to support the bank so the bank can support us.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Greenhills Adventure Park is celebrating its 30th year, but nothing lasts forever. This Victor Harbor icon was bought by a developer four years ago, and in another four or five years, depending on market trends, is likely to be converted to a housing estate. Greenhills has been a wonderful and emotional journey for its manager, Megan Whibley, and her parents, and has done this town proud. Maybe we should go there again before it closes.
It’s Australia’s Biggest Afternoon Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Remember how grandma used to bake? Well, this special afternoon at Alexandrina Cheese Company on Thursday, May 23 features author Rebecca Sullivan, a self-taught cook, eco-agronomist, food writer and television presenter. She is part of the new ‘granny skills’ movement – preserving traditions of older generations – and will launch her new book “Like Grandma Used to Make”. This is a must-afternoon tea at Alexandrina Cheese on Thursday at Alexandrina Cheese, 37 Sneyd Road, Mt Jagged (8 km south of Mt Compass). Reservations essential. T: 8554 9666 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org