Week in review, August 11-15: PHOTOS The Southern Highlands community mourned the death of Australia’s best-known clown doctor and Bowral general practitioner, Dr Peter Spitzer. Photo by Roy Truscott

Sydney Weekender’s Mike Whitney with filming crew Glen Ellis and Jarrah Breitfuss and producer Susan Elliott. An episode highlighting the Southern Highlands will screen on Channel Seven at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 16. Photo by Emma Biscoe

John Hewson, Grant Blanchard and Rory Matthewswith Mr Blanchard’s bright and fresh display of lettuce. Agri-Trade International Pty Ltd CEO Rory Matthews, director and Canyonleigh resident GrantBlanchard together with chairman John Hewson have proposed a solution to China’s growing non-contaminated high quality food demand through high-tech Aquaponic style agriculture. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Exeter Soccer Club’s Ryan Elphick and Marco Molino are part of the committee seeking help from the community to raise money to cover registration andequipment costs. The club decided to hand back a $7500 donation from local mining company Hume Coal. Photo by Roy Truscott

Virginia Ellsmore, Nicholas Lidstone and Kathy Roche protest against coal mining outside of Hume Coal’s Moss Vale office. The protest was organised by the Southern Highlands Coal Action Group. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Members of the Southern Highlands Branch of the National Party (back), Rick Madelson, Valentine Tyson, Jan Mandelson and Nick Cleary with members of the Legislative Council for the National Party Trevor Khan, Sarah Mitchell and Niall Blair. The group supports the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Southern Highlands Orchid Society secretary Elise Porter, treasurer Ken Coates and president David Gynn show off some of the entries for the society’s upcoming annual show on August 31. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong Lions captain Mark Williams crashes over the line to score while fending off a Thirlmere player. Thilmere recorded an 18-10 win in the reserve grade rugby league game. Photo by Roy Truscott

Tony Springett and Zac Hulm of the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) donated these bikes to the special education class at Moss Vale High School with students Jake Turnbull, Ewan Loiterton, Michelle Haynes and Jasmine Bopping with their teacher Tim Vandervoort and a special appearance from Tirian McManus and Nicholas Smith. Photo by Roy Truscott

Students from Mittagong Public School with Matt Sewell, Kirsty Bolte, Sam Rocchi and Claudia Farrar from Hume Coal with Gary Avis, Karl Phillps, Tony Springett, Ray Hawkes and Nick Campbell-Jones from the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK).Photo by Roy Truscott

Hair is flying as Gabby Butcher from Chevalier College tries to get the ball past Oxley College’s Jamie Binder during a school hockey match. Photo by Roy Truscott

Chevalier College hockey player Maddy Ellsmore tries to get the ball past Oxley College opponent Caitlin Bellis. Photo by Roy Truscott

Exeter goalkeeper Hayden Mullaney makes a good save. However, it wasn’t enough for his side as Mittagong recorded a 1-0 win in the men’s football match. Photo by Roy Truscott

Highlands Football Club player Sebastian Garcia is at full stretch to try reach the ball. Photo by Roy Truscott

Moss Vale’s goalkeeper Hannah Pinkerton lunges to stop Burrawang’s Jess Eccleston from scoring. Burrawang secured a 3-1 win in the ladies hockey match. Photo by Roy Truscott

Lachlan Williams and Gabby Middleton received first place with the best dressed couple Daniel Field and Amber Howarth and in second place were Alex Allen and Hana Laves at Moss Vale High School’s dance off for Year 10 students. Photos by Roy Truscott

Year 10 student Gabby Middleton is in a spin by her dance partner Lachlan Williams at the Moss Vale High School’s dance off. Photo by Roy Truscott

Holly Thomson and Jennifer Menzies fight for the ball during Robertson’s ladies hockey match win over Mittagong. Photo by Sean Cross

Centennial Vineyards winemaker Tony Cosgriff is thrilled with the winery receiving recognition at several prestigious wine awards this month. Photo supplied

Highlands singer/songwriterJo Caseley was preparing for a concert at Penrose Village Hall on Saturday, August 16. Photo supplied

Violinist Linda Gilbert will peform a recital in Bowral on Saturday, August 16. Photo supplied

Highlands cyclist Nick Smith is fighting hard to earn a spot in the Australian junior men’s Cyclocross team. Photo supplied

Rachel Van Der Meer and Natalie Perri both go up for a header. Bundanoon recorded a 5-1 win in the ladies football clash. Photo by Robert Randazzo

Tulip Time ambassador Anthony Ackroyd (left) is posing for portraits by artists Mirjana Psakis, A-F Fulgence, Zoe Olivia Young and Carlos Barrios. Mr Ackroyd is the subject of the Bowral and District Art Society’s (BDAS) Celebrity Portrait Event for 2014. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Hugo Wood, Charlie Savage annd Alexander Vertzayias (AJ) are enjoying the chess competition at Tudor House School. Photo by Lauren Strode

Glenquarry Public School students Lexie Palmer, Harmony Rowe and Jasmine Govier are hard at work concentrating on their challenge in the Under the Microscope program. Photo by Lauren Strode

Freya Anthony watches on as Aurora Hore considers her next move during the chess tournament at Tudor House School. Photo by Lauren Strode

Outgoing Moss Vale Men’s Shed president Alan Hunt presents the president’s gavel to the group’s new leader Rudi Ross. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Retired minister Lloyd Vidler with members of the congregation that gathered for the lifting of the bells at Bowral’s Uniting Church. The church now boasts a peal of six bells. Photo by Roy Truscott

Fawlty Towers cast members Michael Turczynski (Manuel), Kirsten Smith (Polly) and David Furey (The Major). On 4 Young and Old presents Fawlty Towers at Mittagong Playhouse from Friday, August 15. Photo by Darryl Warry

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