Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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Making the water the classroom

Making the water the classroom

Image: Students practiced rowing skills on-land before taking to the water of the Huon River in Living Boat Trust dinghies.  Continuing a twenty-year tradition on the water, the Living Boat Trust (LBT) invited local students from Franklin Primary School to a water safety program on the shores of the Huon River. Joined by LBT volunteers, students were taught the ins-and-outs of boating...

Willie Smith's takes out top gong

Willie Smith’s has taken the Best in Show award at the 2022 Australian Cider Awards held in Adelaide Hills. Backed up by wins in the Best Traditional Cider, Best in Class 1 - New World Cider Dry and Best in Class 7 - Traditional Cider Medium categories, the Huon Valley cider producer was also marked as winner of the Most Successful Larger Producer award. Judges were wowed by Willie Smith’s...
The last page of a challenge

The last page of a challenge

Image: Isla Flakemore and Liv Wise play Hansel and Gretel in Huonville High School's production The Last Page. (PS) This year, Huonville High School’s (HHS) drama teacher challenged the 30 Year 9/10 students to work together to create an original play written with every students’ contribution. The beginning of the play started with each student coming up with random characters and...
A celebration of 95 years

A celebration of 95 years

Image: Leslie Kube, Leon Duggan, Deb Duggan and Rodney Duggan at Duggans' 95th celebrations.  On Friday, November 11, current and former employees, contractors, and suppliers of Duggans were invited to join the company in its 95th birthday celebrations at Cradoc. In 1927, Harry Duggan married Edna Townsend and started their family of 12 children, purchased a lorry, hired his first...
Club legend a Life Member

Club legend a Life Member

Image: Phil Martyn received his Life Membership to the Kermandie Football Club after an extensive career of both playing and coaching, making an impact on football in the Huon. Pictured middle in the top image. (PS) A legend of the club and game, former Kermandie Football Club player Phil Martyn was bestowed with a Life Membership at the recent Kermandie Football Clubs Old Players and...
Garden extravagance on display

Garden extravagance on display

Image: Jo Saxon-Keith and Penny Wells admiring some of the rhododendrons on display at Crawleighwood Garden.  Nestled in picturesque Nicholls Rivulet is over eight acres of garden, filled with unique forest and woodland species, maples, birches and deciduous trees and shrubs of beautiful colours.  However, the history of Crawleighwood Garden is what makes the place worth a...

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