Iconic cruising

Milestone. The MV George Robinson hosted its 30th birthday journey on Saturday, following the familiar route of the daily cruise. Owners Lesley Fearon and Greg Knight extended an invitation to community members to join in celebrating the milestone and to honour the vision and passion of the iconic vessel’s builder. “We had past owners, past …

3 years ago

Narrow misses for U/22’s

NWBU. Friday night saw the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints U/22 women go down in a two-point loss to Burnie Tigers. Starting strong and taking a 10-point lead in the first quarter and a six-point lead at the main break, the young team could not maintain the intensity in the second half. Poor passing resulting in …

3 years ago

Celebrating 30 years

Anniversary. In 1985, 26 students called Circular Head Christian School their school. Steadily, the school has offered additional grades from the original K-4 to reach K-12 in 2004. Now, the Smithton school sees 355 pupils enter the doors on any given day. Naturally, the number of staff has increased too, from three at the outset …

3 years ago
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Tournament to kick start season

Twenty20. Circular Head Cricket Association’s A Grade and Under 16 teams are preparing for the first test of their season at the annual competition. The Tall Timbers Tasmania Twenty20 Cup will be held over two weekends, with A Grade games being played at Irishtown Football Ground and U/16 games at the Smithton Recreation Ground this …

3 years ago

Lockett returns

NWFL. The Smithton Football Club is welcoming Cameron Lockett back to the club to take on the Under 18s side for the 2016 season. Smithton-born Lockett left the club in 2009 to pursue a playing career with the Burnie Dockers Football Club. Having juggled commitments with the Dockers and coaching the Yeoman Football Club’s senior …

3 years ago

Marrawah to take on juniors

Cricket. Marrawah Cricket Club will this year host the ‘Milo in2Cricket’ junior development program, introducing local kids to the sport in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Teaching basic motor skills to boys and girls aged between five and eight, the program will run for eight weeks beginning this Friday (October 23). A Grade co-captain …

3 years ago

Welcome wall-art

Artistry. Smithton High School’s new gymnasium now has a touch of colour and vibrance with the installation of two original art pieces. Commissioned by the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme, the pieces include a handcrafted Huon pine and blackwood display cabinet which welcomes visitors in the entrance hall, followed by a mural that has been …

3 years ago
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Pool closure

Update. At Thursday night’s monthly meeting, councillors discussed the options for learn to swim programs for local children in light of the closure of the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said following community consultation as part of the ‘Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan’, the council will be strongly …

3 years ago

New light on mental health

Creativity. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation staff are discovering ways for community members to express emotions and better combat mental illness. Over the past six weeks more than 40 locals have contributed to a mental health initiative hosted by the community organisation, which saw locals produce pieces of art inspired by their personal journeys with mental …

3 years ago

Royal visit

The Royal Australian Navy Band of Tasmania was in Smithton last week performing for local schools. Smithton High School grade 10 student Jess Harrisson shares the experience with Chronicle readers. The Royal Australian Navy Band of Tasmania was welcomed to Smithton High School’s new gymnasium on Friday to perform a number of songs and musical …

3 years ago