The 28 July Luna eclipse was the talk of stargazers everywhere, including many local enthusiasts. The photo on the cover taken from inside the cave at Rapid Bay was a favourite, showing the new Rapid Bay Jetty at the bottom and the celestial objects filling the top of the cave's silhouette: Taken by Fraser @ The Backyard Universe. If you feel enthused you could always take a stargazing tour with Fraser (www.thebackyarduniverse.com.au). See his advert on page 7.
The inset Luna eclipse photo was sent in by neighbours at Normanville Heights - Mike & Tiz Gavin - who snapped this view from their balcony.
The Yankalilla Historical Society keep us informed of our early heritage with their submissions including another of their popular Historical Talks in conjunction with the Community Library.
Festivals keep coming thick and fast when you live in South Australia and this month we have the Festival Of Nature 2018 from 4th-9th September followed by the Flourishing On The Fleurieu Festival 2018 from 23rd-29th September.
The Festival Fleurieu 2019 is calling for Community Event registrations which close on 15th October.
The end of the month which is also the October long weekend will bring us the annual Yankalilla Show. As usual it will be a 'not to be missed' event on many people's social calendars and there is always something new to see, hear or generally indulge in.
School holidays start on the 28th, in time for the long weekend, making the end of the month a particularly busy time in the local area.
The Yankalilla Council's "In The Loop" section announces the new 'friendlier' dog by-laws and will be welcomed by furry companions throughout the district.
Needless to say - but I will anyway as I have a few spare lines - there is another interesting 'letters' section to be perused over a coffee at your leisure.
Until next issue...
Fungi abound at this time of year and hence the cover shot by Gillian Rayment. The Natural Resource Centre at Normanville features fungi in their regular article this month. You will find their spread on page 26-27.
More from the Yankalilla Historical Society who give us a bit of the history of Anacotilla and early agricultural innovation in their article on page 15.
The Yankalilla Show is raising funds to fix the double doors at the front entrance to the main hall. To do this they are holding another Bush Dance following their successful event held in 2017. Get along and support your local Show!
All the details are on page 10-11.
The Wirrina water and sewerage issue is in the process of coming to some arrangement between DCY and SA Water. These people would like to know your opinions and feedback in order to come up with the best proposal. If you are affected you should have your say. See page 8 for more detail and the links to the feedback websites.
In other news...
Ladies Probus Club tell us of their latest happenings, the Men's Probus Club and Normanville Sailing Club held their annual awards, the Tigers look to be in multiple finals in footy, netball and hockey, Rox Rosey tackles plastic bags, Yankalilla Council keep us 'In The Loop' and, of course there are some readers' letters covering a wide subject range as usual.
Time for some 'self-promotion' as I have a few spare centimetres of space left and I don't often remember to do this...
The Yankalilla Regional News has a website - yes, most of you know but I should mention it occasionally - where you will find the digital version (pdf file) of each issue. Check it out at:
The YRN also has a Facebook page - yep, doesn't everyone? - where relevant stuff will be posted or shared. It doesn't have the same space (economic) restrictions as the hard copy so there tends to be a wider news net that may be of interest locally or events with short notice or even lost pets. Sometimes it might be just something to broaden the mind! Give it a like and get on the news feed at:
Until next issue...