GARDEN CLIPPINGS – November

Lily of the Valley With the scientific name of Convalliaria majalis and belonging to the Asparagaceae family, Lily of the Valley is perhaps one of spring’s greatest treasures in the garden. A herbaceous, woodland, perennial plant growing by spreading underground stems called rhizomes and forming extensive colonies if happy, it originates from cool temperate Northern …

4 years ago

Cheers to 60 years

History. Decades of member history lining the walls of the Smithton RSL will be commemorated next week in a toast to the current location. Opening as the Smithton Ex-Servicemen’s Club in November 1954, the Nelson Street building has housed various committees over the years including the local RSL Sub Branch, RSL Women’s Auxiliary, the Naval …

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Wanted: tutors

Learning. Rural Health’s HIPPY program is not only for youngsters, but parents too. Each year, three new tutors are introduced to the program. They are local mothers of four-year-old children, eased back into the workforce in a school-time role. The program’s coordinator Leanne Marsden said tutors are provided with a “gentle” path to employment. “HIPPY …

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Liddle people

Event. The diversity of competitions in December’s annual Circular Head Show has inspired a local primary school to enter treasured pieces made out of other’s trash. Initially inspired by Circular Head Garden Club’s ‘Garden Spectacular’ last month, Stanley Primary School’s junior classes spent over four weeks creating ‘lid men’ out of recycled materials with the …

4 years ago

Growing the game

Development. Just as Auskick is giving budding youngsters a chance to discover Australian Rules Football, a similar program is unlocking the potential in cricket’s next generation. The ‘Milo in2Cricket’ concept invites five-to-eight-year-olds to learn basic skills in a non-competitive environment, with weekly Friday sessions organised this year by Irishtown Cricket Club volunteers. With parents also …

4 years ago

Bonus-point bonanza

CNW. Confidence is brimming from the Circular Head Cowbiz Colts’ U/17 squad following a thrilling one-wicket win over Ulverstone at the weekend. Playing away from home, the Colts restricted their opposition to 8/161, losing several early wickets before eventually reaching the total in the 28th over to earn a bonus point. It was the away …

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Jimmy’s masterclass

CHCA. A century to returning Forest-Stanley opener Justin “Jimmy” Martin helped to steer the Demons to a comfortable 154-run home win over Irishtown on Saturday. In the opening 50-over match of the 2014/15 season, Martin led from the front in posting 134 from 46 overs before finally being caught out. The 42-year-old’s 30th career ton …

4 years ago

School-team stars

Basketball. Smithton Primary School’s grade 5/6 girls basketball team has taken out third place overall after a successful 2014 Primary School State Championships at the weekend. Coached by Smithton Saints senior player Danyon Saville, the junior side won two of its three pool games on Saturday to progress to Sunday’s semi-final, ultimately falling to Ulverstone-based …

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The family three

Karts. Two categories yielded podium places for two Circular Head Kart Club members at last week’s Tasmanian State Championships in the state’s south. Coming off the back of a successful October race day in Launceston, Smithton’s Stuart Wells took out third place in the final of the Over 40’s Pro event, while Spreyton-based nephew Daniel …

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