In The Courier this week

The Oakbank Racing Club may consider racing on Good Friday in an effort to halt falling crowd numbers on Easter Monday.

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Stone age art

More than 12,000 people flocked to The Cedars in Hahndorf to watch eight internationally-acclaimed sculptors trans-form 100 tonnes of granite and marble into works of art.
The second Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium drew to a close on Easter Monday with the finished sculptures unveiled before a crowd of onlookers and special guests.
The event’s marketing manager, Chris Steele Scott, said final attendance figures over the 21 days were yet to be determined but organisers believed numbers could surpass the 12,000 which attended the inaugural event in 2012.
“We believe that the symposium has attracted many more people from the Adelaide plains, interstate and overseas,” she said.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • History unearthed: Anne Mathison has an RSL exhibition to thank for discovering that her uncle had won a coveted Military Medal in WW1.
  • Flaxley sale: The Mt Barker Council has been unsuccessful in obtaining use of the former Flaxley Research Centre.
  • Author’s memoir: Ted Setnikar is a familiar sight at The Hut Community Centre at Aldgate, volunteering his time to drive the community bus and cook barbecues.
  • Plan rejected: Plans to turn a rebuilt farm house at Kersbrook into tourist accommodation have been rejected because the dwelling is in the Millbrook reservoir catchment.
  • Rites of passage: Technology is ever-present in teenagers’ lives these days but there are some things it cannot teach them, according to Hills resident Andrew Lines.

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