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Meet you at Frankie St

Shopping. First stop on your school supplies list: Frankie St.  The coolest kids’ clothes shop in town also has a huge range of funky stationery items for your back to school needs.  Opening the doors last year, owner Renee Smith knows all too well the trouble of organising kids before school starts. Her daughters Molly, …

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Passing on local knowledge

Volunteer. On any given day, tourists from all walks of life stop by the Stanley Visitors Centre.  From a young family travelling by four-wheel-drive during the summer break, to a couple of grey nomads touring the state at their leisure by motorhome — all are drawn to the north west coast.  The local centre is …

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T20 heat turns up

CHCA. The battle for the Tall Timbers Twenty20 Cup continues in the Circular Head Cricket Association.  In round two, Forest Stanley hosted Marrawah as the home side launched into the batting.  A series of single digit attempts in the top order threatened the side before Kyle Ollington (26) and Kayden Stein (37) stepped in, allowing …

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Travelling donations

Giving. The kind hearts of Circular Head have raised more than $7000 for Cancer Council Tasmania.  Smithton residents Tyrone Morrison and Betty Kay recently held separate fundraisers to support the local Transport to Treatment service.   What started out as banter between Tyrone and wife Amy spiralled into a fundraising quest with friends last week. …

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Search for fungi

Adventure. The wilderness and seclusion of Trowutta Arch fascinates many, including local Pat Harrison.  The Stanley resident often finds herself wandering along the damp forest path, scouring the landscape for fungi.  While out on one of these walks late last year, she noticed an unseasonably late influx in the organisms. Fungi usually flourish in the …

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Demons’ top weekend

CHCA. The 2018-19 Circular Head Cricket Association season resumed on Saturday with Forest Stanley and Irishtown taking the round six victories.  Playing in Smithton, Trowutta Combine hosted Forest Stanley where the visitors won the toss, stepping onto the pitch with the bat for the first innings.  Opening batsmen Neville Bellinger (29) and Shane Dennison (19) …

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Over 50. Surfer recruit for opposition

A somewhat depleted George Town team travelled to Redpa to take on the Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club on Sunday for the first game after the new year.  After scrounging a holidaying surfer from Green Point Beach and with the addition of Dale ‘Woppa’ Walters from the home side, George Town took to the …

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BCL. Boundary balls set the win

    The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons defeated West Ridgley by eight wickets during round 11 of the Burnie Cricket League A Grade on Saturday.  The visitors notched 154 runs from 48.5 overs in the first innings, with top bowling by Forest Stanley’s Mitchell Bellinger (4/33).  In the second innings, Jimmy Martin (41) and …

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Club’s support

  Contribution. A cause close to the hearts of many players, Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club has donated $1500 to the Leukaemia Foundation.  It was February last year, Noel and Pauline Grey had recently returned from attending the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Test when Pauline received the news she had multiple myeloma, a cancer of …

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Life skills on the menu

Funding. Soon Seven Up Youth Centre will be cooking up a storm.  A place for youth to learn fundamental life skills and put this know-how to the test, the local youth centre has received a grant from Telstra through Vita Foundation to revamp its kitchen.  Former youth centre coordinator Adam Wilson, now at Telstra in …

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