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Once in a decade Guide honour

Once in a decade Guide honour

Smithton Girl Guide Francesca Backhouse is just the fourth guide based in Circular Head ever to be awarded the Queen’s Guide Award.  The Queen’s Guide is a prestigious guiding honour only distilled upon the most committed and engaged Guide’s across the world. To be eligible, Guides must complete a number of specific criteria, as well as the Gold Endeavour. “Basically the Queen’s Guide...
The player becomes the designer

The player becomes the designer

Jeremiah ‘Jez’ Walter grew up playing video games, and after moving to Hobart to chase a career as a web developer, he now finds himself on the other side of the screen. Jez first began tinkering with small, simple apps at home on the couch with some of his friends. A small group would get together for the weekend, come up with an idea and essentially write the entire program in a weekend...
Bomber named Lion of the year 

Bomber named Lion of the year 

Chris ‘Bomber’ Wells has been an integral part of the community forever, or so it seems. He always has a smile and a word for anyone and everyone. Chris has been a part of sporting groups both as a participant and an administrator, he has supported his children throughout their schooling and has been a member of service clubs, always engaged in helping community groups as well as many...
Heritage centre breathes life  into ancient textile display

Heritage centre breathes life into ancient textile display

The crew at the Smithton Heritage Centre have re-created a very impressive handmade textile display first assembled in 1989 as part of the Circular Head Arts Festival. The display consists of three large hand-crafted tapestries that give some insight into life in Circular Head at the time, with two of the gorgeous creations looking out windows and showcasing parts of the town from the era as...
Youths brave the cold

Youths brave the cold

Circular Head Youth Leader Kelsey Williams writes about her experience braving the cold with her fellow CHYL leaders as part of the Vinnies Sleepout. On July 5 14 members of the Circular Head Youth Leaders braved the cold.  The Vinnies Sleepout requires participants to spend a winter night exposed to the weather with only a pillow, sleeping bag/blanket and a cardboard box.  The...
Happy to call Smithton home

Happy to call Smithton home

Smithton is a world away from his birthplace in rural Pakistan, but Ochre Health’s new GP feels instantly at home.  “I’ve just moved here and I’m enjoying it,'' Dr Syed Kazmi said.  “I’m a village man myself. I grew up in a village, and studied in a village, before I went to medical school in the city. I walk every day and it’s very friendly, everybody says hello and I’m starting to...

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