Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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Guides in a Grinchy mood

Guides in a Grinchy mood

Geeveston Girl Guides enjoyed a Dr Seuss-themed camp in Kingston, many enjoying the abseiling and archery activities. (PS) Over the school holidays, the Geeveston Girl Guides enjoyed a Dr Seuss-themed camp at The Lea in Kingston, packing as much adventure during their time as possible. The camp was organised by Geeveston Platypus Leader Kelly McIntosh, who hopes to make the themed camp a...
Ranelagh Slimmers celebrate 40 years

Ranelagh Slimmers celebrate 40 years

The local community group Ranelagh Slimmers celebrated 40 years of operation recently. The "Slimmers" are a not-for-profit organisation, established in May 1982 by Carol Roberts and Jan Woolley, aimed at encouraging and supporting weight loss in the Huon Valley. The club’s current standing President is founder Carol and she is supported by a team of long-standing committee members. "The club...
Wassail to winter

Wassail to winter

The fiery feature of the Huon Valley returned to Willie Smith’s over the weekend from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, marking a return to a festival norm for event organisers after disruption from COVID the past few years. The Mid-Winter Festival, celebrating pagan traditions, as well as storytelling and the apple-growing history of the Huon Valley, is a major tourism drawcard for the...
Big Hearts the soul of work

Big Hearts the soul of work

It was the completion of a cycle for local artist and actor Bonnie Sveen to set up for her first solo art exhibition at Reba Sear cafe in Huonville. Not only has the cafe recently renovated the back of their building to accommodate a gallery space, but Reba Sear is just up the street from Bonnie’s parent’s first home. “The weird thing about all of this is that I went to Huonville Primary and...
Art is at the heart of NAIDOC Week

Art is at the heart of NAIDOC Week

Sunday, July 3 marked the start of NAIDOC Week celebrations for Australia, with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists joining together to produce an exhibition entitled Loongana (Run Together) in the Huon Valley, taking place in the ARTBOX and Huon Valley Hub. The exhibition, curated by Deb Cobern, featured participating artists Belinda Casey, Deb Cobern, Bron Englert, Carla...

Future of Valley doctors

Community concerns about the future of the Dover and Geeveston Medical Centres have prompted some Huon Valley residents to hold a community meeting, with the Dover sports hall hosting hundreds of residents on Tuesday, June 21. Residents, chaired by Jim McCormack, expressed their concerns to a variety of people, ultimately developing four motions, which will be presented to the Huon Valley...

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