Pool’s new name

Swirl. Circular Head’s new wellbeing centre has a name.  Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor Recreation and Leisure, or Swirl for short, was chosen from a list of 50 names put forward by community members.  “The vision for the facility is that it will be a place of movement and activity,” says Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam.  “Swirl …

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Just warming up

Future. As temperatures soar, so too does the thermometer of shares in the Circular Head Community Bank. The gauge at the Smith Street branch indicates how many shares have been purchased by the community.  A branch of the Bendigo Bank, the Community Bank last week reached the minimum $450,000 target of shareholder funds and now …

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Opportunities await 

Exchange. Macayla Anderson is embarking on an adventure to South America.  The Marist Regional College student is spending a year abroad immersing herself in Brazilian history and culture with the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Leaving for Brazil last Friday, Macayla is travelling to the Rotary Club de Araras in the Province of Sau Paulo. The …

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Meet you at Frankie St

Shopping. First stop on your school supplies list: Frankie St.  The coolest kids’ clothes shop in town also has a huge range of funky stationery items for your back to school needs.  Opening the doors last year, owner Renee Smith knows all too well the trouble of organising kids before school starts. Her daughters Molly, …

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Travelling donations

Giving. The kind hearts of Circular Head have raised more than $7000 for Cancer Council Tasmania.  Smithton residents Tyrone Morrison and Betty Kay recently held separate fundraisers to support the local Transport to Treatment service.   What started out as banter between Tyrone and wife Amy spiralled into a fundraising quest with friends last week. …

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Search for fungi

Adventure. The wilderness and seclusion of Trowutta Arch fascinates many, including local Pat Harrison.  The Stanley resident often finds herself wandering along the damp forest path, scouring the landscape for fungi.  While out on one of these walks late last year, she noticed an unseasonably late influx in the organisms. Fungi usually flourish in the …

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Australia Day ambassador

Event. Circular Head will welcome Australia Day Ambassador Robert Ravens to the January 26 celebrations next week.  The Circular Head Australia Day Awards evening will be held next Friday (January 25) before the 7BU Twilight on the Duck festivities the following day (Saturday January 26).  Community members will acknowledge winners of the Citizen of the …

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Getting to know the region

Politics. Labor Member for Braddon Anita Dow has an open door policy and a listening ear.  A former mayor of Burnie City Council, Ms Dow was elected as a Braddon MP at the state election in March last year.  Based in Burnie but travelling across the region on a regular basis, Ms Dow says she …

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Funds. Community small grants scheme

    Six local organisations will receive funding as part of round two of Circular Head Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme 2018-19. Circular Head Pony Club will utilise $4000 to upgrade show jumping equipment ahead of the Pony Club Association of Tasmania State Trials to be hosted by the club this year.  With $5000, Smithton …

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You’ve got a friend in me

  Social. Friendship is intergenerational as Emmerton Park’s latest program is showing.  A new program at the aged care home emphasises social interaction and connection between young and old.  Organiser Brianna Hite says the idea sparked when someone close to her heart stopped by to visit her at work one day.  “My nephew came in …

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