REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18). A Centenary of Armistice Service is being held at Anzac Park, Smithton this Sunday at 10.30am, with an opportunity for wreath laying. A service will also be held at the Stanley Cenotaph at 10.40am. At 5pm in …

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Top quality honey

Prestige. Blue Hills Honey has brought back two accolades from the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in exporting by Tasmanian enterprises. The Mawbanna business won Regional Exporter, for outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan Tasmanian location. And, the inaugural Tasmanian …

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Tarkine Tigers roar

Netball. The Tarkine Tigers are taking on the Pan Pacific Masters Games all this week. The Circular Head Netball Association representative side is competing at the event held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 11. Team members Gemma Jenkins, Kelli Lockett, Amy Birtwistle, Alice Nibbs, Tammy Edwards, Michelle Gale, …

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Challenge complete

Cycling. These stragglers aren’t in the back of the pack. Known as Chookas Stragglers, Peter Gale and Rodney O’Halloran took part in the Great Cycle Challenge throughout the month of October. A fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the object of the challenge is to reach your target kilometres while raising funds for childhood …

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Mayor takes on fifth term

Election. The results are in and Circular Head has a new group of representatives. Your Circular Head councillors are Mayor Daryl Quilliam, Deputy Mayor Norman Berechree, Ashley Popowski, Betty Kay, Stafford Ives-Heres, John Oldaker, Gerard Blizzard, David Woodward and Kathleen Ettlin.  During the non-compulsory Local Government Election, Circular Head residents returned 67.07 per cent of …

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Radio. 400th program

Emmerton Park’s award winning in-house radio station will broadcast it’s 400th program next week. Presented by Chris Morris, a former presenter with Coast FM, the station began as a source of entertainment for residents and staff when Chris began volunteering with Emmerton Park in his retirement. “So I produced a radio program here each week …

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Curious illustrations

Book. The tale of Honey is an amusing one for children and adults alike. Written and illustrated by Sonny Quarrell, under the pseudonym Sonny Honey, the picture book Honey the Cow is about life and the friends we meet along the way. “The illustrations come first,” says Sonny of the creative process. “And I knew …

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Seedlings to sunflowers

Exhibition. From little things big things grow, as the children at Giggles Early Learning are discovering. The thought provoking project has led the children to observe and document findings of a seedling sprouting into a sunflower. “A research project can happen incidentally with the children,” says owner and educator Linda Wooldrage.  While tending to the …

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Musings by a mum

Poetry. Gaylene Timms’ writing is genuine and relatable.  An Aussie Mum’s Rendition of Family Life is a collection of heartbreaking truths, and adored memories and musings by the local writer. Scribbled on scraps of paper over the decades, the first edition was published in 1996. A second edition will be launched at a book signing …

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Barbara Wells September 23, 1959 – August 19, 2018

Barbara Wells was born in Smithton on September 23, 1959, the fifth child to Ray and Lucy Wells. As her brothers and sisters – Ian, Daryl, Heather, Lynette and Gary – would say: she was a handful. In fact, Heather recalls Barb always reckoned she was adopted. Being the second youngest child, Barb thought it …

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