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 …

1 year 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, …

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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 – …

1 year ago
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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 …

1 year ago

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 …

1 year 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 …

1 year 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 …

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Car show

Event. Looking for a top event to attend this weekend? Look no further than Top Gear@Stanley. The car, truck and bike show offers entertainment for all ages with a display of wheels, market stalls and activities throughout the day. Food vans will keep the crowds fed with organisers expecting a large turnout as has been the …

1 year ago

Julie Burgess returns

Sailing. The historic fishing ketch Julie Burgess will make a nostalgic return to the waters of Stanley next week, re-living her old crayfishing days. The visit to Stanley is part of a five-day special sailing to Three Hummock Island, departing her hometown of Devonport on Wednesday (April 19). Bass Strait Maritime Centre coordinator Margaret Griggs …

1 year ago

Tidy to a tee

Community. Holding the Tasmanian Tidy Town title for 2016 in the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, Stanley’s allure has impressed national judges. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant was in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to scrutinise the seaside village, joined by state judge Lesley Gardner. “There are a number of factors that are considered,” Jill …

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