Hello Readers,When you see adverts stacked next to this editorial, you know I had to squeeze lots in!
The Heritage Fleurieu Coast is not far away (May) and the number of local events (see page 16) has surpassed expectations. So, the Festival program has been included in this issue as the centre lift-out. Then you can lift-out ‘In The Loop’ after that to see what Yankalilla Council has to say this month.
Markets, car boot sales, and fundraising events are plentiful this month which seems to be the trend around Easter (oh yeah, Easter is at the end of this month, by the way) and there will be the usual influx of visitors, making the most of what we have to offer.
Readers letters (some tell me that’s their favourite section) are on page 18 and they are not all about dog by-laws.
The Stobie Pole Art Project has finally come to fruition (no, not the election posters!) and we will soon start seeing the art along Main Street, Yankalilla. Details in this issue of course.
What else? All kinds of things but I haven’t got the space to tell you, so… read on!
Until next issue...
The busy season is with us for a few more weeks yet and it has been a hectic Christmas and New Year period for businesses in the area. There is always much on offer so it is no wonder that travellers put this area on their destination list.
Last issue the YRN produced 7000 copies (did anyone notice that on the cover?) to cover the extra population which is a new record, up 800 on last year. This issue is 500 up on last year to 6000
Bonney Pest Control (a regular advertiser in these pages) deserves a mention according to Tanya at
the Inman Valley Garage. Prior to the 2017 Yankalilla Show a bee hive was discovered on the grounds. As you can imagine, bees, horses and children really don’t mix well. Bonney Pest Control donated their time and effort to remove the hive ensuring there were no stinging issues on show day.
Moving right along… The Fleurieu Film Festival is holding an event at Yankalilla Golf Club in February. Food, market stalls, entertainment and view the short films that made the cut. Details on
Heritage Fleurieu Coast is gearing up for the SA History Festival in May. Update is on page 23.
The Yankalilla Council keeps us ‘In The Loop’ as usual in the centre spread.
Letters to the editor has gone to the dogs… again! Suffice to say, a significant segment of the public are unhappy with the new dog by-laws. See page 28 for the latest round.
The cover of this issue is dedicated to the 20th annual Normanville New Years Eve Pageant which went off with a bang - of course - and Gillian Rayment was there to take photos for the YRN. Check Facebook to see the pageant album with over 250 pics! See if you can find yourself in the crowds or on the floats.
Next issue we are back to our usual monthly schedule, so the deadline for March is 15th February. As February is a short month there won’t be much leeway on the deadline.
Until next issue...