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Donations. A whopping community effort that raised just over $25,000 for Fiji following Cyclone Winston in February has had a heartwarming ending. Trevor and Marian Spinks, whose daughter Courtney McIntyre initiated the Smithton street stall fundraiser earlier this year, have returned from Fiji after distributing the local funds to affected townships. Up until the couple’s …

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Mrs King’s milestone

Life. Entering her 100th year, Elsie King can look back on her centenary of life and smile. Elsie King (nee Wilmot) today celebrates her 99th birthday, and she sat down with the Chronicle to talk about all the things that have made her life memorable. Born to James Albert Wilmot and Horizontal Sophie Bingham on …

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School holiday program

Activity. A Kids’ Club for ages four to 12 will run at the Smithton Sports Centre next week to liven up local children’s first week of school holidays. On Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm the free program will see children take part in games and crafts with guest clowns. Morning tea will be …

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Tracks access promise

Meeting. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has announced that within the first three months of her being elected she would convene a meeting between all relevant stakeholders to commence work on a lasting solution for access to west coast tracks. “I have met with the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation and far north-west coast residents and …

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Gardiner backed by member

Donation. David Gardiner’s trip to Ireland representing Australia in the International Tetrathlon next month has been made easier with financial assistance from a local politician. Liberal Member for Braddon, Joan Rylah has personally donated $300 to Gardiner’s travel expenses to ease the financial pressures the 18-year-old faces in travelling overseas to compete. “I hope that …

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Creative writing

Workshop. Young people aged from five to 17 are invited to take part in a free creative writing workshop with award-winning Tasmanian author, Coral Tulloch. Coral will help participants create a story together. Each will take home a copy of the story and information on a local and statewide writing competition. The workshop is on …

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Project can launch

Funding. Circular Head Boat Club has been granted $7000 for upgrades of the Smithton marina precinct. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced the funds on Sunday as part of the ‘Stronger Communities Programme’, which funds small capital projects that deliver social benefits. Circular Head Boat Club commodore Joe Murrell said the funding would assist …

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Seven Up’s funding support

Commitment. Federal Labor has announced a $130,000 investment in Seven Up Youth Centre, should the party be elected following next month’s election. Labor Candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay made the announcement at the Nelson Street centre on Friday. “Fingers crossed we’ll be able to be in a position to deliver it,” she said. “The longer this …

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Waterfront’s rockwall

Announcement. The Smithton foreshore is the focus of a $250,000 election promise from Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley. If re-elected, a Turnbull Liberal government will provide funds to construct the Eastern Foreshore Rockwall in Smithton. Mr Whiteley said that the project will allow Circular Head Council to develop the area as a community recreation …

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Bass Highway promise

Infrastructure. Federal Labor has committed $600,000 towards fixing problem areas on the Bass Highway. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay announced that if elected, a Shorten Labor government will provide funds to the Tasmanian government to begin identifying priority areas on the highway between Marrawah and Wynyard. Ms Keay said the funding was needed to …

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Raising the best 

Juniors. As Irishtown Football Club looks to its 120-year anniversary, the club recognises the youngsters who will carry the club to 150 years. “We’ve always tried to look after our kids at Irishtown but it’s something we’ve definitely put extra focus on over the past two years,” president Clinton “Ox” McLaren said. “Last year we …

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Centuries of success 

History. On May 5, 1896 Irishtown Football Club was formed. Now, 120 years on the Canaries proudly continue their legacy. Robert Kay, a well respected local businessman was nominated as Irishtown’s first president, a role he would return to several times in coming years. Joining the West Wellington Football Association (WWFA), Irishtown originally donned red …

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Canaries’ 120-year celebrations 

Anniversary. Forming in 1896, this year marks 120 years of the Irishtown Football Club. On Saturday July 2 during round nine of the Circular Head Football Association’s roster, the Canaries will celebrate the milestone with a home game against Redpa before an anniversary dinner. Irishtown club president Clinton “Ox” McLaren is looking forward to the …

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700 game high

Milestone. Tigers Hockey Club’s Vicki Smith notched up 700 club games on Saturday, a feat more than 30 years in the making. A true Tiger from the beginning, Smith first donned black and yellow in 1980 during the club’s second season in the Circular Head Hockey Association and earned herself Best and Fairest the same …

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State debut approaches

Contribution. Scotchtown Football Club has congratulated former Tiger 15-year-old Mason Chatwin on his selection into the Under 15 State Team with a $500 donation to go toward the young footballer’s travelling costs. Mason will travel to Maroochydore, Queensland for the School Sport Australia National Championships in July. He began his playing career with the Scotchtown …

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Candidates focus on aged care

Q&A. Two political candidates in next month’s federal election were at Emmerton Park on Friday, sharing their views on the $1.8 billion cuts to aged care funding handed down in the current Federal Budget and the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay and Tasmanian Senate Candidate Robert Waterman, of the …

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Building confidence

VET. If you need a job done well, ask a motivated bunch of students. Smithton High School VET (Vocational Education and Training) students were given a taste of life in the building trade when they were asked to design and construct three storage ottomans for a local client. The furniture was requested by Seven Up …

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Cathedral’s Tassie touch

Craftsmanship. Blackwood from Britton Timbers has been used to craft a spectacular organ in a South Australian church. In Adelaide’s magnificent St Francis Xavier Cathedral, a rare Canadian Casavant Frères pipe organ was sourced to complete a nine-year transformation of the holy structure. Originally built in 1927 and installed for 70 years in a Montreal …

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Retreat to Highfield

Outing. Girls, this one’s for you. The ‘Your Body, Your Mind’ Girls’ Retreat is on this Sunday (June 19) and is the perfect opportunity to get together with your closest girlfriends for a relaxing day. Held at Highfield House in Stanley from 9.45am to 3pm, the day will be presented by yoga teacher Cassie Thomas …

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Waste not, want not

Community. It’s enough to make your chest burst with pride. Church-run opportunity shop, Treasure Chest, is pouring funds into the community in truckloads. In the first three months of this year just under $30,000 was put back into Circular Head. The help extends to financial support for needs such as medical expenses, funerals and most …

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