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[8 May 2012 | No Comment | 7,018 views]
Just walking the dog… for the RSPCA at the 2012 Million Paws Walk

Register now for this year’s Million Paws Walk, on Sunday May 20 in Adelaide’s Elder Park.

South Australians are being urged to support animals in need by paw-ticipating in the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising drive. The event is shaping up to be another “must do” on dog lovers’ social calendars, with up to 6,000 people, and their pooches, expected to walk along the Torrens.

Special guests will be some of the RSPCA’s long term shelter dogs who will be hoping to find their paw-fect match, and there will be live entertainment, celebrities, pet advice, stalls and other exciting activities for the whole family.

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[3 May 2012 | 4 Comments | 34,636 views]
Schneider’s Alley in Adelaide’s spooky Stonyfell a top attraction

A spooky walkway and park in Stonyfell are attracting more night-time visitors than ever since a Youtube video was posted recently, and some local residents aren’t happy.

The benefits to the local economy (surely these nocturnal tourists are spending money at local shops and the Feathers Hotel) aren’t enough to make up for the screams of terror heard in the dead of night that don’t let Stonyfellas and Stonyfillies sleep through.

Inaccurate reporting by Adelaide media is likely to exacerbate the problem, with reports on Adelaide Now and in other News Corporation media telling people that the Michael Perry Reserve is also known as Schneider’s Alley.

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[3 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,241 views]
Some of our Friends, an art exhibition

“Some of our Friends”, an art exhibition of contemporary art work at the Regency Medical Clinic, and its new Allied Health Suite, will be opened this Sunday 6th May by The Hon Kate Ellis MP.

The exhibition, presented by the Friends of the South Australian School of Art (SASA), features 48 works by 27 artists, and will be on display to the general public in the waiting rooms and consulting areas from Monday 7th May until the 10th June 2012.

The artists are Hugh Adamson, Bente Andermahr, Bev Bills, Michael Bryant, Brian Budgen, Heather Clegg, Penny Choate, Julie Corfe, Tony Corso, Jack Condous, Irma Denk, Gloria Goddard, Kon Heyer, Tess Leo, Margaret Lillywhite, Uta Mooney, Donald Richardson, Philippa Roberts, Lyn Robins, Peter Schulz, Nicola Semmens, Steve Smart, Avis Smith, Tamra Stefanski, Helen Taylor, Vikki Waller and Liz Wauchope.

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[1 May 2012 | No Comment | 6,917 views]
Success Stories from Startup Weekend Adelaide

The inaugural Startup Weekend Adelaide focused on creating viable and scalable web or mobile applications. At the end of March 2012, 70 keen entrepreneurs, software developers, designers and business people packed the Adelaide Microsoft Offices to pitch 46 startup ideas and create 15 enterprises by the end of the weekend.
The following article by Lisa Banks, a version of which first appeared on her blog, at unrelentingspark.wordpress.com, look at three of the event’s success stories.
An interactive learning platform for smartphones, an online portal for entertainers, and a cloud based electronic signature company …

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[30 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 5,083 views]
‘Go the distance’ to help charities fight heart disease & cancer

Do you know that heart disease and cancer together account for nearly two out of three deaths in South Australia each year?

Now there’s a new way that we can all help to raise more than $2 million for better treatment and cures, with registrations now open for go the distance.

Participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,500 with the money raised going towards the research programs supported by four South Australian charities who have joined forces for this fundraising drive: the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, Heart Foundation, Leukaemia Foundation Australia and Little Heroes Foundation.

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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 13,241 views]
2012 Digital Literacy Forum: Presenting Yourself Online

Local Government tweeps at the City of Salisbury and the Salisbury Business and Export Centre are preparing businesses in the northern Adelaide region for the future by facilitating a discussion about the importance of Digital Literacy in Small Businesses on Thursday May 3rd 2012. Mark Pesce, inventor, author, entrepreneur and known to many of you as @mpesce, is flying in from Sydney as keynote speaker at the event, and this alone would be reason enough for many to invest in an afternoon off work.
Mark said he is “very excited to …

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[29 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 11,012 views]
The Old Scholar’s rocking online fashion retail

Adelaide-based online fashion retailer The Old Scholar was launched last October with a vision: to offer those who like to express their individuality a showcase of local designers alongside the best of Australian and international fashion.

We’re giving our Facebook fans and fans of The Old Scholar on Facebook the chance to win one of four $25 gift vouchers to spend at The Old Scholar online store. Read more, and see the end of this post, to find out how to win!

As the world of fashion changes, with online shopping challenging the high street, many boutiques and online stores are playing it safe by only stocking well-known labels. The Old Scholar aims to rock that boat…

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[25 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,554 views]
2012 BankSA Feast for the Senses

Tasting Australia has become Australia’s most significant food, wine and lifestyle event. Adelaide’s eight-day festival showcases top culinary talents and the best that the nation has to offer in food products and produce, wines, beers, hospitality and tourism.

The Feast for the Senses is the highlight of the festival, held on Saturday 28 April & Sunday 29 April, 11am – 5pm, in Elder Park,

Once again, more than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend this FREE event which has a staggering 100 food and drink experiences on offer. Besides the fantastic variety of food to purchase and enjoy by the river, there are also great wines, beers and other beverages to whet your appetite. There are also a number of special events to inspire and stimulate food lovers, span both days of the festival…

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[24 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 7,614 views]
Are you ready for Mussel Mania & #EASTENDWINEDOWN, Adelaide?

Two fabulous wine events, both part of Tasting Australia, are set to bring great wines and their makers into two of Adelaide’s coolest city destinations.

Mussel Mania, Adelaide Central Market, Friday 27th April, 5 – 7.30pm, will see many of those legendary Winemakers without Borders flexing their wine muscles, with help from Australia’s finest mussel men and women, from Spring Bay Seafoods in Tasmania.

#EASTENDWINEDOWN, Thursday 3rd May, 5 – 8pm, will see 14 winemakers from across South Australia converge on East End Cellars in Adelaide’s East End.

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 20,701 views]
ANZAC Day Events in #Adelaide

The Returned & Service League (RSL) in conjunction with Adelaide City Council will hold the annual ANZAC Day March and other events in the city on Wednesday 25th April 2012. See our article details of these events, public transport arrangements, the SANFL ANZAC Day match and more. Note that Rundle Mall is open for shopping from noon to 5pm!

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[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 10,229 views]
Burnside Autumn Village Fete 2012

With a variety of activities for the whole family, the Burnside Autumn Village Fete on Sunday 22nd April will be a great day out! From 11am until 5pm at Kensington Park Reserve (on The Parade, near Pembroke), the inaugural Fete will be a celebration of the City of Burnside’s history, culture and people.
Local cultural groups, schools, sporting clubs, community groups and businesses will provide a range of exciting activities including artist demonstrations and face painting, wine tastings, fashion parades and interactive workshops.
The Burnside Council will be providing information on the …

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[19 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | 7,204 views]
Gerry King’s ‘Water’ at the Palmer Sculpture Biennial

We’re fortunate to be able to bring you images of ‘Water’ by renowned Adelaide glass artist and sculptor Gerry King, photographed by Grant Hancock at the Fifth Palmer Sculpture Biennial, held in March 2012.

Here’s how Gerry King described the work:
A key element to existence, water is conspicuously absent from the Palmer landscape for much of the year, for much of the decade, for much of the time that one can imagine has graced this land. There is of course evidence of rain upon this landscape though on a hot windy …

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[18 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 7,009 views]
The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo

The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo, on in Adelaide this weekend Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April, showcases the latest in renovation and decorating products, furnishings, home entertainment, and gardening and landscaping ideas, with more than 200 exhibitors across two massive pavillions and outdoor areas.
The three-day extravaganza also incorporates the Animal Expo with Australia’s favourite vet, Dr Harry Cooper, in the Wayville Pavilion, which will also house a fun kids activity area. The Autumn Gardening area will feature displays and expert advice about developing, enhancing and maintaining gardens and outdoor …

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[15 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 6,635 views]
Bike SA & Lightsview present Cycling Skills for Kids

Wondering what to do with the kids this Tuesday 17th April. Here’s one option: there’s a free one-day cycling skills course for children at Hillcrest Community Centre and Primary School, Condamine St, Hillcrest.
The free course, run by Bike SA in conjunction with Lightsview, aims to educate children about cycling safety, road awareness and to encourage community interaction and physical exercise.
Available for children aged from four to twelve years old, the course will be held on Tuesday 17th April as follows:

9.15–11am for 4–6 year olds
11am–3pm for 7–12 year olds

Bikes and helmets …

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[14 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 7,151 views]
Can you help bring Pippa home, Adelaide?

Elise Short’s black cocker spaniel Pippa was taken from her home at Bridgewater, in the Adelaide Hills, in February. Can you help bring Pippa home?

On the 3rd of February, Elise Short and her partner returned home to find a broken gate and their other dog Nikki was distraught. The metal on the gate had been bent back, and their black cocker spaniel Pippa was missing.

Elise called the council and the police to report Pippa stolen, and she and her family scoured the neighbourhood calling for Pippa and door-knocking. In what is a nice, quiet Adelaide Hills suburb nobody had seen or heard anything…