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Caring about care

Merit. Emmerton Park has had its commitment to excellence in care reaffirmed. The local aged care home recently received its renewed accreditation of standards by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.  “It’s a real team effort to maintain our accreditation,” says chief executive officer Ian Adams. “Our staff, residents and volunteers; everyone does so much.”  …

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Portrait of a pal

Moment. A portrait of a longtime pal wasn’t expected to stand out amongst the CHArtchibald Prize entries. That’s according to the artist of the prize-winning portrait himself. Tim Broom’s ‘Ferg’ was announced as the annual prize at the official opening of Art About Town month at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday night. …

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ART ABOUT TOWN

Announced on Friday, these are the 2018 Art About Town art and photography competition winners. OPEN ART First: Michelle Walker ‘over looking farmland’ Second: Marian McGlasson ‘Contemplating the crops’ OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY First: Jocelyn Flint ‘Tea Break in the spud paddock’ Second: Phillip Wise ‘Weet Bix’ Highly Commended Jocelyn Flint ‘Bit of a spell before the …

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Honour roll

Women. Members of the Circular Head community are invited to nominate women or women’s organisations for the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women. The honour roll recognises exceptional women or women’s organisations that make a significant contribution to the community. Women from the Circular Head area who have previously been inducted onto the Honour Roll include: • …

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Proposal powers on

New. Plans to develop the Western Plains Wind Farm are propelling into a new stage. The project has plans for up to 13 wind turbines in Stanley, on the windy headland four kilometres north west of the town centre. These will connect to the Port Latta substation to supply renewable power to the National Electricity …

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Drought donation

Appeal. Circular Head Council has presented $4000 to the Red Cross to assist drought-stricken communities in New South Wales and Queensland. Council resolved to donate to the appeal at its August monthly meeting. “We spoke about the best thing to do and we wanted to make sure the money went to the people and we …

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Car, bike parts swap meet

Event. Spring has sprung so clean out the garage and swap the old auto parts for newer ones. The Rocky Cape Lions Club will hold an auto parts sale next weekend. The Automotive Parts Swap Meet will showcase those hard to find trinkets and secondhand parts for all makes and models. No need to book …

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Classic performance

Music. That’s Classic! is back and the musicians are ready to make it better than ever. The third annual musical concert is on this weekend as part of Art About Town. One of the organisers, Jan Krom, says the event features classical musical with a touch of jazz. “That’s Classic! gathers together a bunch of …

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Sweet sugar high

Production. Extra, extra, read all about it! Gang feuds have erupted in New York City leaving behind a spree of chocolate coated crime. It’s the Roaring Twenties and a controversial prohibition on chocolate has been called. Smithton High School Nightmare Productions presents Pasta la Vista, Baby! Sugar withdrawals have sent gangster kingpin Badonna – played …

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Back in the day

History. Step back in time and discover the history of the region with Circular Head Heritage Centre. The local museum will officially reopen next weekend after the premises was closed indefinitely two years ago, due to potential safety hazards to volunteers and visitors. The issues have since been resolved and the centre is now open …

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Circular Head Sport News

Saints’ Grand Final goals

Hockey. The Smithton Saints Under 13 and Under 16 teams are preparing for the Hockey North West Grand Final. In its first season of the competition, the Under 13 team of William Dixon, Cooper Mallinson, Bailey Gray, Damon Joyce, William Dwyer, Maddison Charles, Sophie Buckby, Brayden Hine, Clare Wright, Ben Edwards, Aiden Kingston, Gabbie Spinks, …

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Family’s big tally

Football. The French family – father Michael and sons Marcus, Kirk and Shaun – have made it into the Scotchtown Football Club record books. Notching more than 200 club games each, the family is believed to be the first to achieve such a milestone in both club and Circular Head Football Association history. All four …

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Robins, Tigers victory

CHHA. In both divisions of the Circular Head Hockey Association Grand Final, Robins and Tigers fought for the title.  The action started swiftly as Division Three launched Saturday’s proceedings.  Andy Crole scored within two minutes of the game for Tigers though it did not take long for Robins to reply as Jenny Poke drew the …

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Canaries fly high

CHFA. Irishtown have claimed three Circular Head Football Association Grand Final victories from three contests. The football club made an appearance in the Under 17, Reserves and Seniors clashes at Smithton Recreation Ground on Saturday. In the Seniors, both Irishtown and Forest Stanley took to the field with determination and intensity. The Canaries earned an …

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Giants eliminated early

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants could not make it past the North West Football League Elimination Final in Latrobe on Sunday. In season-ending affairs, Circular Head were matched with Latrobe in the Seniors game and Penguin in the Reserves. Latrobe started scoring strong with 10 majors in the first quarter and just one …

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Circular Head Community News

Jolly endeavour

Appeal. Inspired by the strength of others, Joanna Jolly will take part in the World’s Greatest Shave this weekend. The Smithton local says she wants to make others aware of the support services available to those affected by a diagnosis. Hoping to fundraise $1500, Joanna has been overwhelmed by the support in reaching $1200 so …

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Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

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