Characters come to life

Literacy. This week (August 22 to 28) is Book Week and to mark the occasion, local children are dressing up and immersing themselves in picture books. An initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book Week celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and the theme – lining up with last week’s local Science Gig …

3 years ago

A sale fit for a King

  Community. Smithton’s Ian King is promoting next year’s Relay for Life in the way he knows best: by selling beds. The King Bros owner recently donated $3000 to three Relay teams to help with their preparations for the 2016 Cancer Council event. The money has resulted from the sale of a Sleepyhead bed that …

3 years ago

Shorebird season

Nesting. As Circular Head locals ready themselves for the warmer months, so too do our resident shorebirds. Spring sees the shorebird breeding season begin, running from now until the end of April, with nesting happening above the high-tide mark at most local beaches. Birds that fit into this category include hooded plovers, pied and sooty …

3 years ago
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Streetscape artists

Art. Two mainland artists will next week join locals in the creative task of turning walls into something worth looking at. The visit forms part of Circular Head Council’s Art About Town initiative, which will see a focus on art and culture during the month of September Giles Fryer, of Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA), …

3 years ago

Age of the Giants

NWFL. Smithton Football Club announced its rebranding from the Smithton Saints to the Circular Head Giants last Thursday in preparation for the 2016 North West Football League season. The Chronicle spoke with Smithton Football Club president Nic Bellinger on the development. Why did you feel Smithton Football Club needed to change?  If we don’t change …

3 years ago

Semi showdowns

CHHA. Tigers shook off last year’s finals demons to book themselves a place in the Div 2 Grand Final following a 6-0 win over Irishtown on Saturday. Knocked out by the Canaries in a 3-2 Preliminary Final loss in 2014, Tigers followed through on their season dominance to await the winner of this weekend’s matchup …

3 years ago

Dee-cisive performance

CHFA. Forest-Stanley has reached the Grand Final of the Seniors competition after a dominating 77-point win over Scotchtown in Smithton on Saturday. With the Demons finishing the regular season undefeated, Scotchtown had their work cut out for them to try and give the higher-ranked opponents their first loss of the year. However they came out …

3 years ago
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Saints falter in finals

NWFL. The season is now over for the Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints’ Under 18s after suffering an 18-point defeat at the hands of Wynyard at Ulverstone at the weekend. With the loss, the Saints name is forever gone with the club set to be known as the Circular Head Giants from 2016. After an impressive …

3 years ago

The City curse

GNL Men. For the third time this season, the Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints suffered an agonisingly close one-goal loss to Burnie’s City Marians on Saturday. In a must-win match for the Marians to keep their finals hopes alive, warm Smithton conditions were in store and both sides began the match at their trademark high …

3 years ago

Home finish

GNL Women. In their last away game of the season, the Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints were defeated 3-1 by bottom-of-the-ladder South Burnie. In very warm conditions, the Saints fought hard from the opening whistle and although they had the majority of play, it was South who scored first through a penalty corner. Despite the …

3 years ago
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