Ripples of a man

Art. A portrait capturing the essence of local man Trevor Marshall has won this year’s CHArtchibald Prize, earning Stanley artist Josie Riches her third win. Judged on how well the artist portrays a Circular Head identity, judges found Ms Riches’ piece to fit the brief perfectly. As for the man in the portrait, he believed …

3 years ago

Cheese connoisseurs

Presentation. From dabbling with live bacterias and moulds in the classroom to a regional awards day, local science students have been involved in the cheesemaking process from start to finish. Grade nine and 10 students at Circular Head Christian School have successfully completed Dairy Australia’s ‘Cows Create Careers – Camembert in the Classroom’ program over …

3 years ago

Spicing up the street

Music. The Forest Primary School choir ‘Spice Kids’ went on tour last week spreading a contagious harmony of tunes everywhere they went. Stepping out of the classroom on Thursday to entertain the community with their singing and dancing, the group began their tour in front of a big crowd at Emmerton Park. Led by local …

3 years ago
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Six-foot journey

Charity. Ray Brooks and his dog Rusty will walk from Ulverstone to Smithton next month, rattling tins along the way in the hope of raising funds for Parkinson’s disease. Originally from King Island, Ray has family connections to Circular Head and when deciding on how best to help mates affected by the condition, he thought …

3 years ago

Coach Hunter is golden 

Recreation. Earlier this year Hunter Stokes was selected to represent Circular Head with fellow young footballers at the Country Gold carnival in Launceston. Unfortunately due to a cyst discovered on his optic nerve he is unable to physically engage in the game he loves. But determined to not let anything hold him back, 11-year-old Hunter …

3 years ago

Inspired by history

Art. Stanley Primary School student Paris Gregory often lets her imagination run wild when she puts pencil to paper. Now the 11-year-old has the opportunity to showcase her talent to the world after becoming a finalist for her age group in the annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition. Run by internet search engine ‘Google’, the competition …

3 years ago

Volunteer honoured

Service. Volunteering for 20 years is no small achievement, particularly when you’re likely faced with difficult situations on every shift. Though Smithton Ambulance volunteer Christene Clarkson is a little embarrassed by the recognition, considering herself a “quiet achiever”, her two decades of service were acknowledged at an Ambulance Tasmania presentation at Latrobe last Thursday. From …

3 years ago
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Fluoro for Famine

Event. The Circular Head Youth Leaders are turning fluoro in support of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine and are welcoming a special guest to share in the fun. Musician Lakyn Heperi will headline the ‘Fluoro for Famine’ event, helping to raise funds for those less fortunate around the world. The Melbourne-based 23-year-old rose to fame …

3 years ago

Smashing the mental barriers

Endurance. Two local ladies have shown what it takes to complete a half ironman: mental stamina and a training regime to boot. But it’s mainly the mental aspect, they say. Friends and training buddies Kelly Honess and Rochelle Hammond both had different physical strengths the lead up to the ‘IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast Triathlon’ in …

3 years ago

McLaren takes on top job

CHCA. Circular Head Cricket Association announced on Monday night that Glen McLaren is the new president for the 2015/16 cricket season. “I see the president’s role is to improve communication and help build relationships between the clubs,” McLaren said. “[We need] to ensure strong pathways for young, local cricketers who want to go to higher …

3 years ago
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