Event’s the bees knees

Event. The Circular Head Garden Club is abuzz with Garden Spectacular preparation as the showcase returns to Stanley next month. Held at Highfield Historic Site, the spectacle will feature an array of floral exhibitions, installations and demonstrations, keynote speakers, food and wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, stall holders, live entertainment and much more. A family day …

1 year ago

Vessel aground

Stanley. Police were called to a report of a vessel which ran aground on a reef off Stanley known as North Point early Sunday morning. The vessel, which was carrying a number of cattle, was towed to Stanley Harbour with the assistance of a tug boat and supporting fishing vessel. There were no reported injuries to …

1 year ago

Investing in a local icon

Update. Following news that the Stanley Nut will see an upgrade to its visitor facilities with $150,000 allocated in the 2017-18 state budget, Liberal Member for Braddon Joan Rylah said the money will be spent on “providing a quality visitor experience at this spectacular location”. “The Nut State Reserve is a major tourism drawcard for …

2 years ago
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Stanley voted winner

Play. What can 100 Monopoly dollars buy you these days? Stanley is what. Our picturesque seaside village has made it on the Australian Monopoly board, alongside Tasmanian destinations Hobart and Freycinet National Park. The space features a photo of the town taken from a distance, with the iconic Nut as the backdrop. Enticing players of …

2 years ago

Now, that’s paw-fection!

Fundraiser. The Circular Head community has once again brought about a hugely successful event for Sunday’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Event coordinator Trina Morris said the weather was fine and calm, so participants had a great day. “Torrential rain the day before kept numbers down, but those who came had a great time.” At 11am, …

2 years ago

Community and culture

Winners. The township of Stanley has had success at the 2017 Australian Tidy Towns Awards. Held in Triabunna last Thursday and Friday, the Keep Australia Beautiful event saw the country’s state finalists come together for the evening. Approaching the host town, the Stanley representatives were greeted with their very own sign – Welcome Stanley – …

2 years ago

Style is subjective

It was very disappointing to read two letters published in last week’s Chronicle (April 20) regarding Stanley’s historical values. Everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to the styles of buildings and renovations proposed, but there are avenues to follow if people are discontented. When it comes to putting your viewpoint into the …

2 years ago
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Protecting Stanley’s historical values

A few months ago a resident submitted a letter to the Circular Head Chronicle (‘Keep the charm of Stanley town’, November 24, 2016) about their concerns that Stanley was losing its unique historical values and charm due to modern, shed-like buildings such as on the corner of Pearse and Church Street having been approved and …

2 years ago

History at risk

Alarm bells should be ringing in the north west with another proposed attack on the historic identity of Stanley – its main attraction along with the Nut. The town is unique in having had the past foresight to preserve and respect its historical buildings. But this is not evident in recent development approvals nor in …

2 years ago

Not a good sign

Landscape. New signage placed along the foreshore of Godreys Beach has a Stanley resident asking for an alternative. Patricia Reid says she is not concerned by the ‘No Overnight Camping’ message, rather the signage itself. “Stanley has a unique and natural beauty, world class scenery and the council places eight by 2.2 metre sign posts …

2 years ago