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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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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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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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