Everyone loves a good old-fashioned lolly shop, and Stirling is home to one of the best. With new owners from the UK and renamed Hokey Pokey we popped in for a ‘natter’ with Tim McNamara as we worked our way through his wife Helen’s hand-made seasonal ice cream flavours.
The Stirling Community Shop opened as the RDNS Opportunity Shop way back in 1964, and more than 50 years later is still a stalwart of the Stirling main street. We chatted with the Chair of the Management Committee, Lois Allen and Shop Manager, Kay Harlow about the shop, its history and the need to check your pockets!
Cleveland Nursery, an icon in Stirling and amongst the nursery industry, changed hands on 1 July 2017 when James and Bronwyn Bennier decided it was time to retire and hand the gardening tools over to a new custodian. Enter Sarah Burchell, a Stirling local with a love of all things people and plants.
Locavore Adelaide Hills changed hands earlier this year, and when we stopped in to have a chat with new owners Rosanne and Conon Doherty we discovered enough local community connections to make a person’s head spin. How did you come to own the Locavore?
One of the wonderful things about Stirling is the variety of individual businesses to discover as you wander the streets and laneways. One recent arrival has quickly become established as a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. We asked Marcus Booth-Remmers how Red Cacao became flavour of the month in Stirling and beyond…