Request for community funds

Regional. As spokesperson for Tasmania’s Regional Councils’ Group, Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has called on federal and state governments to allocate additional funds to the community. Cr Quilliam said as much as $80 million in funding “should be available” in unused promised grants and budget funds, with the potential to make a “huge difference” to …

3 years ago

Sizzling snags on espy

Event. The smell of freshly cooked meat will waft across Smithton this Sunday, enticing locals to visit West Esplanade and support an annual fundraiser. Smithton Lions Club is inviting the community to its ‘Biggest BBQ’ from 11am: an Australian Lions initiative supporting the not-for-profit organisation’s Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. A free sausage sizzle will be offered …

3 years ago

Question and answer . . .

In answer to last week’s Letter to the Editor (Asking for acceptance, April 15) asking for suggestions for her son and partner’s situation, here are a few: 1. Ask them and their friends to not be so noisy after midnight, then the police and real estate won’t be called. 2. Try exercising their dogs more …

3 years ago
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Junior footy plea

It was great to see the standard of football played by our juniors on Friday night, under lights at the Smithton Recreation Ground in the coastal U/14s and U/16s. Now is the ideal time for all football administrators and supporters to implement a structure for our junior footballers in the community. It is important that …

3 years ago

Councillors against hand-backs, dual naming

Land. Circular Head councillors have agreed to seek support from other councils in urging the state government to not proceed with land hand-backs or dual naming without consulting local communities first. Cr Ashley Popowski spoke passionately about the topic at Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday, citing numerous reasons for the motion, including concerns of potential …

3 years ago

Challenging homophobia strategies

Workshop. A unique professional development opportunity is coming to Smithton next month, ideal for those who want to know how to interrupt and challenge homophobia. The free workshop, titled Challenging Homophobia, will be facilitated by Daniel Witthaus, the author of Beyond ‘That’s So Gay!’: Challenging homophobia in Australian schools. Mr Witthaus has spent almost two decades working in schools, rural …

3 years ago

Preventative measures: look after you

Health. Many people believe that if they don’t have a family history of breast cancer then they are unlikely to develop it. A very small percentage of women do have a higher than normal risk due to family history, but 90 per cent of women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history. Breast …

3 years ago

ANZAC DAY SERVICES

Friday April 24, 2015  Emmerton Park’s Anzac Day Service, 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Saturday April 25, 2015 (Anzac Day) Stanley Dawn service: Stanley Cenotaph, 6am. Main service: Stanley Cenotaph, 9am. (Assemble at Church Street at 8.30am, for commencement of march at 8.45am.) Following the service there will be a procession to Godfreys Beach, where a dedication ceremony will take place at the new …

3 years ago