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The life of cycle in the Huon

The life of cycle in the Huon

The Bicycle Network Tasmania launched its first Franklin Bike Day in collaboration with local community group Sisters on a Roll (SOAR) and the Huon Valley Council on Sunday, January 16, transforming the Franklin foreshore into a world of bikes. Nicole Smith from the Huon Valley-based group SOAR said the day was designed for people who are interested in cycling and bikes to get to know each...
Bay of art

Bay of art

The weekend of Friday, January 14 to Sunday, January 16 was a time for art, music and community at the Castle Forbes Bay Recreation Club, with the annual Art Exhibition showcase. The exhibition, in its third year, featured two judging categories for artists this year; a youth section from ages zero to 18 years old with a theme of nesting for the budding artists and an adult section from 19 to...
Film crew visit Wooden Boat Centre

Film crew visit Wooden Boat Centre

Described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world, the Sydney Hobart yacht race has once again seen yachts cross the finish line in Hobart in style. The race started back in 1945, when a small group of Sydney boating enthusiasts decided it would be more enjoyable for their planned annual post-Christmas cruise to Hobart to make it a race. Tasmanians are fortunate enough to witness...
COVID cancels community celebrations

COVID cancels community celebrations

The rise of the Omicron variant and COVID case numbers in Tasmania has led to a sharp increase in event cancellations in the Huon Valley, with the Cygnet Folk Festival the latest to fall victim to the pandemic. The annual festival, due to celebrate 40 years in 2022, announced on Tuesday, December 21 that the Cygnet Folk Festival committee decided with heavy hearts to cancel the event due to the...
Council urges bushfire preparedness

Council urges bushfire preparedness

A video series exploring the actions property owners can take to be bushfire ready, before and during a fire, was launched Wednesday, December 15 on Huon Valley Council’s social media platforms. The video series is part of Council’s Bushfire Preparedness Social Media Campaign and features Peter Smith, the Brigade Chief at Dover for the Tasmania Fire Service, and Mayor Bec Enders. The videos...
Third Toy Appeal tremendous turn-out

Third Toy Appeal tremendous turn-out

The third annual Huon and Kingston FM Toys for Tassie Kids Appeal has finished for 2021, with organisers overwhelmed by the donations and response from the Huon Valley community. Salvation Army Huonville volunteer Christine Walker said that the community’s response to the Toy Appeal this year had been massive, with drop-off locations around the Huon Valley being inundated with toys. “The...

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