Trees slashed Vandalism.Three trees at Wharf Road, Stanley, were slashed recently, costing Circular Head Council over $3000 for their removal and replacement. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said he was frustrated by the vandalism, and said any unauthorised destruction of public property would be reported to Tasmania Police. He said the matter should be of concern to …

5 years ago

Meeting update

Alcohol. The Circular Head Liquor Accord met for its quarterly meeting recently, and the message is simple: stay safe this festive season. CHLA member and Bridge Hotel venue manager Kelli Neilson said the group hopes to make the community a safer place by making residents mindful of safe alcohol consumption. She said this included organising …

5 years ago

Fighting fire with Phil

Fires. “Like fiercely burning gunpowder racing across the ground” is how the debris burned on the ground in the recent Lithgow fires, according to Smithton firefighter Phil Cole. Mr Cole was one of a team of 18 who helped to get the recent fires in the Blue Mountains under control. Due to the extremely rough …

5 years ago
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Checkmate

Chess. The tactical problems chess constantly throws up is one of the key reasons Jonathan Popiel enjoys playing the game so much. The 16-year-old Smithton boy has only been playing for the past two years but already he has become somewhat of a master of the game and has already won a number of club …

5 years ago

Show tables

Workmen. Volunteers from the Men’s Shed have just completed their sixth table to be used at the Circular Head Agricultural Show on Saturday December 7. “We are very pleased with the completion of the latest table built by the guys from the Men’s Shed,” Circular Head Agricultural Society’s president, Milton de Jonge said. “These will make …

5 years ago

What peace means to Lochie

Art. Lochie Hunt can thank a talent for drawing and the likable face of SpongeBob SquarePants for his winning portrayal of what peace means to him. The 12-year-old has won Smithton Lions Club’s peace poster competition. Lochie, who is in grade six at Smithton Primary School, described the poster by saying, “Everyone is equal” – …

5 years ago

Strong junior partnerships

CHCA U16. Irishtown caused a big upset with a well-deserved three-run win over Forest-Stanley. Winning the toss Irishtown had no hesitation in batting first. Ethan Jackson was run out for 6 then Thomas Charles (46) and Jake Russell (49) put on over a 120-run partnership to put Irishtown in a strong position. Bray Gardner (10) …

5 years ago
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TC’s day out

CHCA. In Circular Head Cricket Association’s fourth round, Forest-Stanley bowled first against Irishtown who were looking good until they lost Sean Ryan. Irishtown faced 50 overs finishing 9/176. Mitchell Bellinger was the best bowler for Forest-Stanley taking four wickets for 23 runs off 10 overs. Forest-Stanley batted well before Jacob Finch took two good catches …

5 years ago

Real Deal

Sometimes this world seems to be no more than an unending roll call of disasters that follow one another in quick sequence. Quite often we only appear to be part-way through one problem when another of even larger proportions looms on the horizon. The latest issue has been in the Phillipines where thousands are missing, …

5 years ago

The best place to live

What a fantastic place we have here in Circular Head. Yes, admittedly the past few years have been tough, with businesses closing and employment becoming harder to find. But after reading the Chronicle last week, we must all surely know it has a lot to offer and to be positive about. The front page spelt …

5 years ago