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COMMUNITY.

Fires spark warnings

Update. Tasmania Fire Service crews are working to contain a number of fires in Circular Head this week. A fire which started at Brittons Link on January 29 is among four main blazes across the state including at Great Pine Tier in the Central Plateau, and Gell River and Riveaux Road in the south west. …

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Just warming up

Future. As temperatures soar, so too does the thermometer of shares in the Circular Head Community Bank. The gauge at the Smith Street branch indicates how many shares have been purchased by the community.  A branch of the Bendigo Bank, the Community Bank last week reached the minimum $450,000 target of shareholder funds and now …

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Long lasting support

Dedication. Jantze Fahey has community in mind, always. The Smithton resident was last month awarded a Life Membership to the Emmerton Park Auxiliary.   Recognised for more than 15 years of dedication to the organisation, Mrs Fahey followed in her mother Jean Fenton’s footsteps. “In the early days of the Wybia, Mum was one of …

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Opportunities await 

Exchange. Macayla Anderson is embarking on an adventure to South America.  The Marist Regional College student is spending a year abroad immersing herself in Brazilian history and culture with the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Leaving for Brazil last Friday, Macayla is travelling to the Rotary Club de Araras in the Province of Sau Paulo. The …

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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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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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Baking on show

Exhibition. Locals put their best baking in the spotlight recently, with a range of cakes, breads, slices, biscuits, and decorating skills on display. TasWater gave $2000 under its Small Community Grants Program to enable the Circular Head Agricultural Society to buy one of several new glass cabinets to display cooking section entries at last year’s …

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Future game changers

Environment. Local primary students were among the 300 visiting University of Tasmania to learn about forging a sustainable future.  Kids for Kids is an annual program that encourages and empowers the next generation to be game changers of the future. Coinciding with National Recycling Week (November 12-18), students were hands-on making beeswax wraps, identifying eucalypt …

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