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NEWS.

Force on the court

Basketball. The Smithton Saints Under 12 team has beaten the tallest of odds to become the state champions. Following a North West Basketball Union Junior Intertown Grand Final victory late last month, the Saints spent the next weekend at the State Championships held in Devonport. Competing in Division One, coach Matthew ‘Wak’ Walker said the …

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Ready to bank

Pledge. The Circular Head Community Bank needs your help to open its doors. An official opening will be held in Smithton next month as the initiative reaches the pinnacle of its establishment. The Community Bank, a branch of Bendigo Bank, is a community led initiative which puts half of its profits back into the local …

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Honeymoon happiness

Anniversary. Pat and Peter Dunlop have shared five decades of golden moments. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 26, by finally going on a honeymoon. Born in Williamstown, Victoria, Peter crossed the Bass Strait as a 20-year-old to play for Irishtown Football Club. He was working at the local high school …

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Educators’ day

Passion. The team at Giggles Early Learning has had fun for Early Childhood Educators Day (September 5). Owner Linda Wooldrage said she is glad that the day has been celebrated nationally for the past seven years. “It gives us the opportunity to thank the educators for the important role they play in children’s learning and …

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Coding challenge

Robotics. Smithton High School has earned first and second place in the RoboCup state finals. Team ‘CanWeKrusher’ with Mason Williams and Jim Buckby placed first in the robotics challenge and team ‘Taymiator’ with Taylor John and Mia Pay came in second. Held at University of Tasmania in Sandy Bay last month, students Kepplen Stewart, Braden …

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Come be a buddy

Volunteer. Small actions make a big difference, Emmerton Park staff can tell you. The team is now asking community members to support the Dementia Buddy Program. September is Dementia Awareness Month and this year the Dementia Australia campaign highlights the contribution of volunteers through the theme, Small Actions, Big Difference. The Smithton aged care home …

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Old meets new

Opening. Residents stopped at an unusual sight on the streets of Smithton on Saturday as a team of bullocks, led by Ritchie Wells, made the journey to the Circular Head Heritage Centre. The King Street museum was officially reopened on Saturday after the premises was closed indefinitely two years ago, due to potential safety hazards …

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A cut above the rest

Event. For over a century, community members have come from near and far for the Circular Head Show. Now in its 110th year, the show continues to deliver old favourites and new ideas. The Circular Head Agricultural Society is revealing the best in Tasmanian produce with the Graze the Region showcase. From the paddock to …

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Market’s helpful buys

Browse. There is a treasure trove of goodies to be found at the Rocky Cape Lions Club’s monthly market. Spend a Sunday strolling through stalls of homemade produce and handcrafted gems. Held at the Detention River Store on the last weekend of every month, funds raised from hiring a stall supports the local club. Since …

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Global film audience

Cinema. Start microwaving the popcorn: the Manhattan Short Film Festival is coming to Smithton. The phenomenon is a global film festival, screening in more than 350 towns and cities across six continents between next Thursday (September 27) and Sunday October 7. From 1565 short film entries from 73 countries, nine finalists have been chosen for …

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