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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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Invite. Community brekkie for health

You’re invited to take part in a community breakfast for mental health. Circular Head Council is hosting breakfast to help locals understand mental health issues in the community, gain the knowledge to support someone facing difficult times, and empower others to speak up and get help if they need to. The breakfast begins at 7am, …

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Where’s your head at?

Action. The local Seven Up Youth Centre is set to spread some positive vibes with a string of events culminating in an all ages music festival and fundraiser. The main event, held at Trawmanna, will see Launceston eight-piece soul rock outfit, The Bad Dad Orchestra take the stage with support from a raft of Tassie …

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Free. Hearing tests

New research shows that a large number of Australians are ignoring a common health condition that is known to cause or exacerbate mental health issues. Hearing loss is a common condition suffered by one in six Australians and, when untreated, has been proven to cause social isolation for sufferers and markedly raise the risk of …

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Guitarist brothers

Music. Prepare to be immersed in the world of the Grigoryan Brothers for an evening. The guitar playing duo, is performing at Stanley Town Hall next week. The Grigoryan Brothers, Slava and Leonard, have a passion to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the …

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Sharing his dyslexia story

Insight. A mother-son duo will share their experience of dyslexia, from the struggle to the triumph. The free seminar will be 90 minutes of tips, insight and practical knowledge about what dyslexia is and how parents can help their children get over the reading hump. As a nine-year-old, Tom Mullally had a ‘superior IQ’, but …

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Readers’ delight

Intrigue. Wandering travellers and avid local readers can enter the treasure trove of literature at The Arty Duck. The Smithton gallery hopes to entice readers to swap their favourite reads in the community book exchange. Volunteers Courtney McIntyre and Kristy Champion say similar movements were a great amenity during their travels and hope the local …

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Our screen star

TV. Annette Dawes is a natural born performer. The local singing sensation has had a career on the stage and now turns to the screen with the show All Together Now. A familiar face thanks in part to her involvement with Forest Primary School’s Spice Kids, Annette has led the group for more than a …

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Display of remembrance

Memory. Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18). Circular Head RSL president Jason Chatwin welcomed all community members to the local service. “I’d like to see a lot of people there because it’s the 100th anniversary – it’s a milestone. “It’s good that 100 …

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Festival by the wharf

Event. ‘Shore’ to be a sight to see, the Dockside Festival is on this weekend. As many as two dozen yachts will sail over the horizon and into Stanley as part of an Ocean Racing Club of Victoria qualifying event for the annual Sydney to Hobart race. Smithton Lions Club, together with locals, will watch …

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