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 …

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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 …

2 years 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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Tidy Town judges in Stanley

Visit. Stanley is set to be judged next week for the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) national title. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant, along with state judge Lesley Gardner, will be in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to meet with locals as part of the award judging process. The popular seaside village was named ‘Tasmanian …

2 years ago

Stanley, get set to Freeze!

Festival. The Ten Days on the Island festival is making its way to Circular Head next week and it is bringing the world with it. Nick Steur, of the Netherlands, will bring his art to Highfield House on the evening of Tuesday March 21 in a booked out event. Using his hands, will, focus and …

2 years ago

Abalone aplenty

Aquaculture. Within a collection of purpose built tanks on the western side of the Green Hills at Stanley shines a kaleidoscope of colours, a throng of steadily growing abalone. Just metres from the shore lie hundreds of thousands of the vibrant shellfish and beyond that, a hive of activity. Established by Rod Crowther in 2002, …

2 years ago

Keep the charm of Stanley town

My family and I personally take a great interest in the township of Stanley, being a descendant of two prominent families of the town, therefore I wish to express my disappointment and concern regarding the structure being built on the corner of Church and Pearse streets, Stanley, in what I was led to believe was …

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Stanley’s monopoly

Vote. Stanley is vying for prime board game real estate on Hasbro’s 2017 edition of Monopoly Australia. The local destination, alongside Evandale, Freycinet, Hobart and Strahan, has been nominated to feature with the nation’s most iconic locations. Of the five nominated places, just two or three are expected to represent Tasmania. Public voting began on …

2 years ago

Stanley on the big screen

Release. Locals have been waiting years, precisely two, to see The Light Between Oceans following filming of parts of the movie in Stanley in November 2014. Now, they will wait no more with the release date for Australian cinemas set for Thursday November 3. Some locals were treated to a ‘Cast and Crew’ screening last …

2 years ago

Sticking up for Stanley

In reply to ‘Name withheld, Stanley’ (Chronicle, September 15). Firstly, I don’t condone backhanded swipes of our picturesque and quaint fishing village of Stanley. Secondly, have you earned the right to express your unfounded concern, unless you are willing to put your name to any correspondence. The ‘building craze’ in Stanley as referred to, Stanley is entitled …

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