Santa Claus is coming to town

Return. Smithton District Hospital’s Leighton Poke remembers a time when Father Christmas watched over the town in December. From the roof of the local hospital atop the hill, he stood tall for all to see. This year, he returns once more. “It was a tradition here,” Leighton says. “I remember as a kid, as soon …

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Spirit of the season

Festive. Christmas is a magical time of love, joy and faith. One who believes in the true meaning of Christmas, Betty Kay has created an enchanting land of lights for community members to admire, all in support of a community cause. Be captivated by glistening lights, lanes of candy canes and Christmas trees, Santa Claus …

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In the spirit of the season

Cheer. Have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Smithton Retail Group. In partnership with the Circular Head Chronicle, the group is launching ‘Our Gift To You This Christmas’ just in time for the season of giving. Launching today, there is $1000 worth of Circular Head Gift Cards up for grabs – but be quick …

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Eye on the prize

Win. I spy with my little eye: a Christmas giveaway! Winning is easy in the Chronicle’s Eye Spy competition for youngsters aged 17 and under, all you have to do is find the hidden treasure in each week’s newspaper in the lead up to December 25. The hidden treasure will change each week, so be …

1 year ago

Jack’s first Christmas

Journey. A newborn is a true blessing, but for Kimberly and Mitchell Stokes theirs was a miracle. The Upper Scotchtown couple experienced that joy when after their first round of IVF in February, they found out that they were going to be parents. After hearing the words that were like “a dream come true” Kimberly …

2 years ago

The meaning of Christmas

The Christmas season prompts questions. What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem and the Bible tells us he came to bring love, joy, peace, hope and forgiveness for our sins. God showed …

2 years ago

Thankful this Christmas

Gratitude. Through the generosity of our community, one local family is this Christmas rebuilding their lives after devastation. The Kositsins’ family home at Mengha was destroyed by fire in September, taking with it all of their belongings. “Life, it’s changed,” mum Sonya reflects. “I think it has taken a little time to adjust otherwise we’ve …

2 years ago
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FESTIVE DATES 

Sunday December 4, 7pm: Stanley Carols The annual Stanley Combined Churches Christmas Carols will be held at the Stanley Town Hall on Sunday December 4 from 7pm. Emceed by Annette Dawes, the evening will have the opportunity for singalong with students from Stanley Primary School, and ballet and violin performances. Santa will arrive at the …

2 years ago

Christmas with the Chronicle

The crew behind your weekly community newspaper, the Circular Head Chronicle, thank their loyal readers this Christmas and share what the holiday season means to them. For me Christmas is all about my family, especially the kids. I have great memories of spending Christmas Day at my Nan and Pop’s house with all my cousins, …

3 years ago
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