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Gracing the new year 

Gift. Welcoming your first child on the first day of a new year is sure to be a sign of good things to come. Cyprus Zachary Armstrong was born at 4.39pm on January 1, 2017 to Smithton couple Abby Brown and Sam Armstrong. Born a day before his due date and weighing six pounds and …

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Restoration transformation

Renovation. Highfield Historic Site at Stanley has undergone a $430,000 restoration project to conserve buildings and install a commercial kitchen at the threshing barn. Parks and Wildlife Service north-west regional manager Nic Deka said the barn, which was originally two buildings dating back to 1828 and 1838, was the focus of the conservation and restoration …

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Ready for a sleep-in

Retirement. A prominent part of any small town is the local newsagency and Smithton’s is no different. For close to 35 years, Judy Billing has unloaded daily newspapers from delivery vans and welcomed early morning customers to the Smithton Newsagency. It was during the early 1980s when Judy and her late husband Wayne would patiently …

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Round of brilliant bowling 

CHCA. The Circular Head Cricket Association resumed the 2016/17 season on Saturday with both Marrawah teams prevailing against their respective opponents. In the other match, TC Blues One sacrificed just two wickets before reaching their target with 10 overs to spare. Hosting Forest Stanley in Smithton, Marrawah One bowled first to claim their opponents all …

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One run defeat 

BCL. Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons and Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars both suffered defeats on Saturday as the Burnie Cricket League entered the second half of the 2016/17 season. The Smithton Stars demonstrated a dismal performance during round 10 against Acton while Forest Stanley were overtaken by just one run by Riana. Batting first, …

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Discover the fun 

Program. Alrighty kids, if it’s fun you’re looking for then keep reading! Over the next two weeks, a free summer holiday program is taking place all over Circular Head thanks to the Parks and Wildlife Service. The Discovery Ranger program will see Ranger Em out and about running activities all over the coast. She’ll also …

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Young Endeavour day

Sailing. The Young Endeavour is currently completing a circumnavigation of Australia and will soon be arriving in Stanley for a free public open day. Before departing for Geelong, the crew will be hosting an open day at the Stanley Wharf on Saturday January 14 from 1 to 4pm. The event will offer potential applicants of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme …

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Pool progress

Update. The Nelson Street site of the new Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre has seen some activity in the past week with geotechnical drilling taking place. Drilling is being conducted to depths greater than 10 metres. This work will provide soil information that will enable engineering design of the pool and buildings to be undertaken. …

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Indigenous home ownership

IBA. Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) will a hold a free information session in Smithton next week to let local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members know how IBA might be able to assist them to buy their own home. IBA’s affordable commencing home loan interest rates, low deposit requirements and supportive application process, can make …

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Discover the ocean’s great secrets 

Marine. A captivating and educational experience for the whole family awaits at the Stanley Seaquarium this summer. Just a short drive to Fisherman’s Dock in Stanley, immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep blue with a variety of ocean life waiting to be discovered. The popular tourist attraction faced indefinite closure in October last …

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Women’s side

Giants. The Circular Head Giants are looking to introduce a women’s squad to the club after AFL Tasmania called on regional clubs to support a new venture. Fifteen clubs statewide have expressed an interest to launch women’s sides into regional competitions. The Smithton Football Club ran an online poll in November to gauge community interest …

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Marrawah’s magnificent return 

O/50s. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club launched into their first game of the year against Forest Stanley in Stanley on Sunday (January 8). Playing in warm conditions, Forest Stanley batted first to run up 153 from 30 overs. Bevin Anderson (23), Neville Bellinger (22) and Phil Wise (22) batted well while Marrawah’s Stephen …

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Less talk, more action

Challenge. Smithton triathlete Kelly Honess sure will make a splash when she attempts to swim an estimated 20 kilometres this Australia Day. The local athlete has challenged herself to swim from Stanley to Smithton on January 26 in a fundraising effort of the Splash for Cash committee. With a target of $10,000 in mind, sponsorship …

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Fierce first games 

CHCA. When the 2016/17 Circular Head Cricket Association season resumes this Saturday, ladder leaders TC Blues One will clash with second placed Irishtown. Meanwhile third and fourth placed Forest Stanley and Marrawah One and fifth and sixth placed TC Blues Two and Marrawah Two will meet in Smithton. Following six rounds, TC Blues One has …

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Perry bows out

Fulfilment. Craig “Fred” Perry is a strong advocate of supporting sportspeople from a young age and knows full well this helps create well-rounded citizens. The 63-year-old has devoted himself for more than a decade to the Smithton Auskick program and to encouraging juniors to reach their full potential. Now, the football stalwart plans to retire …

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Local project embraces body love

Esteem. Two local women have created an empowering, inspirational and positive body image project which urges society to look past what is at face value. Friends Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke created the ‘I Am’ project together with the hopes of helping local women to realise their potential and beauty, inside and out. Inspired by …

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Farewell Father Phil

Mass. Upon meeting Father Phillip McCormack, his caring nature, sense of humour and zest for life instantly welcome you. Fondly nicknamed “Father Smiley”, the local minister has touched the lives of many throughout his time in Circular Head. The son of Patrick and Gwenyth McCormack, Father Phil was born and raised at Kimberley in the Meander …

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Abalone aplenty

Aquaculture. Within a collection of purpose built tanks on the western side of the Green Hills at Stanley shines a kaleidoscope of colours, a throng of steadily growing abalone. Just metres from the shore lie hundreds of thousands of the vibrant shellfish and beyond that, a hive of activity. Established by Rod Crowther in 2002, …

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Cambodia calling

Column. Jamie and Deb Quilliam left Circular Head in May to embark on a year-long volunteering journey through Cambodia. The couple writes to the Chronicle from the Southeast Asian country, sharing their travels so far, most recently from Preah Vihear where they were involved in a search for new villages to conduct a pilot program. …

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Good-hearted Mr Gale

Community. David Gale is an altruistic man with a generous heart. The 72-year-old selflessly dedicates his time to volunteering each week and attributes this passion to wanting to give back to the giving community he grew up in. Born to William Lonnie Gale and Lennice Louisa (nee Emmerton) on January 27, 1944, Mr Gale has …

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