Dads catch reading bug

Literacy. Children from across Circular Head have been busy reading to a very special egg in the hope that it will hatch, and local dads are joining in the fun. Discovered in Smithton last month, the Reading Bug Egg has since been a feature at events such as the Lighting of the Tree, Circular Head …

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Woman versus wild

Career. As a child, Smithton doctor Nicole Anderson could have likely been found making a bow-and-arrow from scratch or catching fish from the creek. Queensland’s outdoors were always calling and with three younger siblings in the household growing up, entertainment was often left to the imagination. “I was a wild child!” she laughed. “Mum would …

4 years ago

Cool canine

Scooter. Forget dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, husky Micha is dashing through Forest, panting all the way. Attached by harness to a customised scooter, 18-month-old Micha will pull owner Meaghan Courtney around the streets of Forest with ease. While Meaghan can comfortably glide along at Micha’s pace, she does admit there …

4 years ago
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Sweet Sammi

Adoption. At home, Sammi the greyhound is placid enough to rest happily as her six-year-old master lays on top of her. In public, she must wear a muzzle. Smithton vet Craig Dwyer says his family’s newest addition – a four-year-old adopted greyhound – is the most beautifully natured pet one could ask for. “It’s law …

4 years ago

History wanted, bar none

Retrieval. A Stanley business is putting a call-out to the public in the hope of recovering any items that embodied its predecessors’ rich 125-year history. The Bay View Hotel – now the Bay View Guesthouse – first opened its doors on Alexander Terrace in 1847, eventually closing due to licensing issues and pouring its last …

4 years ago

Bid a masterstroke

Proposal. Smithton-based Councillor Ashley Popowski is highly motivated for his newest role on the Australian Masters Games Committee for the Cradle Coast. But as well as taking over from former councillor David Woodward in being a voice for the community, he is also willing to ‘walk the walk’. “I’ve never been the champion sportsman, but …

4 years ago

Signed, sealed and hidden

Activity. Forest Primary School students have placed their region on the map through a worldwide craze combining mathematics with outdoor activity. Geocaching involves the use of satellite technology to track down containers that have been concealed in specific locations, with Forest’s grade five/six class getting actively involved in the complex treasure hunt throughout term four. …

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A super effort

Recognition. For the second time in as many years, Circular Head Christian School has been recognised for its exceptional efforts in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Following teacher Aaron Tuxworth taking out a Five Star Community Coach Award in 2013, the K-12 school has been presented with the 2014 Super Site Award for Tasmania by the …

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