All the wiser

Experience. Smithton teenager Zoe Wise has completed the voyage of a lifetime on board the Young Endeavour. The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation providing young Australians aged 16-23 with a unique and challenging sailing experience. The youth development program sees 24 youngsters set sail for an adventure aboard the national sail training …

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Wicked on stage

Musical. Joined by three Errol award winning actors in the Tasmanian premiere of Wicked, familiar faces Annette Dawes, Shannon Heald and Josie Riches will team up with the cast and orchestra for the Burnie Musical Society adaptation. The untold story of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked follows the untold story of sorcerer students Glinda and …

2 years ago

Circumnavigating the salty seas

Journey. A lifetime at sea is a lifetime well spent reckons Neil Smith, local seafarer and explorer. The Smithton man has enjoyed the last four years circumnavigating Australia in his vessel, Wild Wind. Returning to the stable shores of Smithton on Friday September 30, he chatted to the Chronicle about his time at sea. Neil …

2 years ago
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Rich railway history

Publication. Melbourne train driver Nick Anchen has developed what he calls a “great love” for the country’s Apple Isle and it shows in his new book: Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania. His first visit to the state was in the early ‘80s when his family flew to Hobart for a wedding, which they partly missed because …

2 years ago

Bangin’ festival

Feedback. A community survey has shown that the majority of locals are happy with the ‘Twilight on the Duck’ festival and all would like to see the fireworks display continue. The survey was open for six weeks between July and September and asked respondents a series of questions on aspects of the Australia Day event, …

2 years ago

Shore to be fun

Sailing. As many as two dozen yachts are expected to navigate the Bass Strait next weekend before being welcomed by a warm reception at the annual Stanley Dockside Festival. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) yachts will depart Queenscliff, Victoria from 1.30am next Saturday (October 29) and are expected to complete the 152-nautical-mile journey …

2 years ago

Cellarbrating winners!

Competition. You’ve meticulously studied the Chronicle’s advertisements for the ‘Great Relaxations’ answers and now the entries are in. This week’s winners are: Sally Grey, Frank and Lin Bender, Barbara Wells, Deidre Wilson and Allison Arnold who will each win a $50 voucher from the Chronicle’s competition partners. They also automatically go in the major draw …

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Home by the sea

Awards. Perched in the foothills of the Nut is a small slice of luxury where a quaint cottage overlooks the bay and rolling green hills beyond. The Ark Stanley has officially earned this title in the Luxury Travel Guide’s annual awards with the Tasmanian prestige of ‘2016 Luxury Guest House’. The seaside guesthouse with its …

2 years ago

TasTAFE training

Session. Circular Head residents will have the opportunity to have their say about how TasTAFE delivers training into the future, as part of a major consultation process. TasTAFE staff will be at the Circular Head Trade Training Centre, Montagu Road, Smithton, on Wednesday November 9 at 10.30am for the public session, which will include a presentation …

2 years ago

Small grants scheme

Funding. Circular Head Council is calling upon individuals and community groups to apply for round two of the Community Small Grants Scheme for the 2016/17 financial year. The scheme comprises four categories: Minor Works, Culture and Events, Health and Wellbeing, and Sport and Recreation. Applications close on Friday November 18. Forms are available from the …

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