Caring canines

Interaction. Emmerton Park residents love visits from man’s best friend and they would like to see more of them. It is through not-for-profit organisation Delta Society Australia that volunteers can bring their furry friends to the facility. Volunteer Sue Jennings and her nine-year-old collie Tash have been involved in the program making monthly visits for …

3 years ago

The joy of writing

Hobby. Two years ago, Agnes Ryan would never have written a poem – or anything else for that matter. “I’d never written in my life,” she said. It was friend Martha Frankcombe who encouraged Agnes to put pen to paper. Her words of advice: “Just think of something – your pet cat or your garden, …

3 years ago

Lego champion

Skill. Smithton’s Ryder House can build a Lego minion without any instructions and win third prize at a north-west Lego challenge while he’s at it. “I’ve got heaps of Lego and now I’ve got Technic,” Ryder said, desribing the particular line of Lego as “more complicated”. The Tasmanian Brick Enthusiasts ran a North West Schools …

3 years ago
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No place like home

Life. He’s kicked bags of goals for the Smithton Football Club in his time, but it’s family milestones that are now the most satisfying for Damien Medwin. The man better known as “Boony” has recently made a return to his hometown of Smithton after almost two years in Launceston, bringing partner Rebecca and their 11-month-old …

3 years ago
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