New Gale blows in

Direction. Circular Head Football Association’s new president Stuart Gale says he’ll look to build on the work of outgoing Gale “Buck” Benson in years to come. Buck, who announced he would be stepping down to fill a delegate position after eight years in the top job, approached the 35-year-old near the beginning of last season …

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Leading the way

Opportunity. The transition from leading cows to children has been a natural one for Smithton’s Ara Popowski. Having previously trialled home-schooling and admitting she “always wanted to teach” at a professional level, the 42-year-old has embraced the various challenges since transferring from a dairy farm to an education pathway almost 10 years ago. The Circular …

4 years ago

Heart’s in arts

Business. Constantly hearing there was “nothing to see” in Smithton from visitors to Circular Head Office Supplies’ tourism board, owner Tania Brown decided to take action. Choosing a vacant building across the road, she rallied a small group of art enthusiasts together and The Arty Duck was formed, opening its doors in February last year. …

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Blowing out the cobwebs

CHCA. Cricket returns to Circular Head after a three-week layoff, with teams looking to grab the momentum as they emerge into the new year. Following on from the club’s 2013/14 form, Forest-Stanley currently sit on top of both A and B Grade ladders, remaining equal on points with first place at U/16 level. With seven …

4 years ago

NW spots snapped

Project. At least one Circular Head location is set to feature in an upcoming photo exhibition in Devonport later this month. Portal, a community photography project presented by Devonport Regional Gallery, challenged locals to share a photo of their day in the north west on Saturday January 3. With entries still available for submission until …

4 years ago

They came, they cleared

Maintenance. A combined group effort saw much-needed track clearing take place on Three Hummock Island towards the end of last year. An active airstrip and several surrounding tracks were the focus during the week-long working bee coordinated by Parks and Wildlife Service, with members of the North West Walking Club and the island’s managers volunteering …

4 years ago

Area’s chance to shine

Cycling. Local riders are encouraged to hit the road as the Coastal Senior Cycling Club holds its 15th race of the season in Circular Head this weekend. A new inclusion to the summer racing schedule, the course will begin at Irishtown Recreation Ground heading north, following the Bass Highway around the outskirts of Smithton before …

4 years ago
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Memorial’s makeover

Works. Marrawah’s memorial grounds have received a timely touch-up as World War I Centenary commemorations begin to gain momentum across the region. The cenotaph, which sits in front of the Marrawah Memorial Hall near the town’s southern Harcus River Road entrance, has received a coat of fresh paint along with the addition of bollards to …

4 years ago

Library holiday program

Smithton Library hosts the Reading Bug Egg: visit the library to read to the egg to help it hatch and enter the competition to draw what you think the bug will look like. Monday January 5 to Sunday January 11 and Tuesday January 27 to Friday February 6   Geocaching: find out about this adventure …

4 years ago

Child alerts family of fire

Emergency. Smithton residents have had a lucky escape from a Cuba Road house, which caught alight just before 10am on Sunday. Five occupants of the house – three adults and two young children – were in bed at the time, but all escaped serious injury after one of the children raised the alarm. Smithton Police …

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