Extras, extras!

Film. Stanley’s streets have played host to Hollywood stars throughout the week, but locals have also benefited from a slice of movie fame. With the likes of Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz involved in filming since last Tuesday, the seaside town has experienced a different type of buzz with streets transformed and extras …

4 years ago

NBN inspired facility to close

Communication. Exhausted funds for the Smithton Digital Hub have resulted in its impending closure after almost two years of operation. First opening its doors in January 2013 thanks to Federal Government funding, the Nelson Street centre offered programs, internet access and advice to assist locals with their online skills, coinciding with the rollout of the …

4 years ago

Our VCPA success

Award. The Circular Head Chronicle was recognised with a special mention at the annual Victorian Country Press Association conference at Lancefield on Friday November 14. In 44 entries for the Goss International Awards for Overall Newspaper Excellence (circulation under 3000), the Chronicle received a ‘highly commended’ accolade alongside one other mainland newspaper. Here’s what category …

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Proud plaques

Honour. In addressing the crowd at the fourth Circular Head Wall of Fame induction ceremony, committee member Adie Cole referred to the vast “tapestry of achievement” in front of them. Now host to 50 community members and groups, the wall was unveiled to reveal four new plaques on Sunday, belonging to Marjory Kerslake, Sue Popowski, …

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Judith Elsie King OAM (September 14, 1948 – November 13, 2014)

Forty loved ones farewelled Smithton woman Judy King at a private service last Tuesday, the crowd multiplying by 10 at the celebration service that followed. Judith Elsie King OAM was the second of four children born to Jean and Jack Beresford, growing up on Montagu Road. The children lived a carefree life of fun, laughter …

4 years ago

Supportive Soroptimists

Study. Every year, Soroptimist International of Circular Head provides a local female student with a scholarship to enrich her first year of tertiary education. Last year, the $2000 was presented to nursing student Danieka House, who put the money towards a new laptop, textbooks and setting herself up in a new destination. Now based in …

4 years ago

Smithton’s packed schedule

Bowls. Double-header action at the weekend saw mixed results from both men’s divisions. On a slow green at Turners Beach on Saturday, Smithton’s Division 3 side recorded a huge win over the locals, achieving an 83-shot victory overall and bringing home the maximum 20 points. Michael Nielson’s rink set the scene with a 28-shot win, …

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Art About Town

More than 40 entries ranging from sculptures to paintings adorned local shops for Circular Head Council’s youth art exhibition, Art About Town, culminating in a celebration of award winners at Time Out on Emmett last Wednesday. Art About Town winner ($200): Zalia Gorringe for her drawing, Aunt and Child. Encouragement award ($50): Hayley Fisher for …

4 years ago

Christmas tree-son?

Correction. A Smithton resident has cried foul on a mainland city’s claim to be currently showcasing the largest outdoor Christmas tree in Australia. Ian “Snow” Nielsen, who is part of the Smithton Rescue Service crew that arrange lights on the Norfolk Island Pine during the festive season, was alerted to Geelong’s new 25-metre-tall metallic structure …

4 years ago

Cash for cover

Competition. Even though December is Santa’s busiest time of year, he will likely be spotted enjoying some well-earned time out. One year he was snapped taking a breather beneath the Big Tree at Dip Falls, another year watching the local cricket, and he was even seen working out on the exercise equipment at the East …

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