Thursday November 21, 2019
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Chopping for change 

Chopping for change 

Brian Britt is passionate about two things: farming and raising awareness for prostate cancer. “No one is talking about it. We need to remove the stigma around getting checked,” he says.  Diagnosed in 2012 and given two years to live, Brian has undergone a range of treatments to remove the cancer.  After radiation therapy confined the cancer to his prostate, Brian was told he had an...
Taste of the Tarkine

Taste of the Tarkine

In a showcase of Tasmania’s top quality produce, Tarkine Fresh Oysters will be on television screens soon.  Former MasterChef contestant Ben Milbourne and Olympian Amy Cure were in Circular Head last week, filming for the upcoming television series Award Winning Tasmania.  The Channel Nine series, set to air at the end of the year, highlights the exquisite produce that Tasmania has...
Flying high, Eli

Flying high, Eli

After almost three years of study and 256 practise landings, 17-year-old Eli Huisman has obtained his pilot licence.  Eli set out to become a pilot in November 2016, asking his grandfather and qualified flight instructor Lloyd Kay if he’d like to teach him.  Pop was delighted, enrolling Eli in flight school. From then on, the pair spent most Sunday afternoons together, discussing...
Time to shine

Time to shine

The Science Gig is back again. With a new theme and a galaxy of activities, the Science Gig returns to Circular Head in 2019. Moon Madness is this year’s focus, taking in the national theme of ‘Destination Moon: more missions, more science.’ The evening has a full itinerary to engage young and old. Astrophotographer Planet Pete will be in Smithton to talk techniques, while aspiring Tasmanian...
Juniors kicking goals

Juniors kicking goals

With a bye in the Circular Head Football Association, the Chronicle takes a look at the state of junior football in the region.  Forest Stanley Demons The Under 14 side started the season in blistering form before injuries to key players slowed down proceedings.  Lucas Lardner has showcased silky skills and strong run and carry throughout the season while Jesse Haywood is a natural...
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Love and light

This is just the beginning of a love story but the end of an era for St Paul's Anglican Church.  The Church Street chapel in Stanley witnessed its last wedding on April 21 this year.  Former Smithton local Sophie Wylie (nee Taylor) married fiance Kane on Easter Sunday: the one-year anniversary of their engagement.  “We liked the idea of being married in Stanley because it is...

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