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Great night at the carols, now for the parade

A BIG crowd attended last night’s Carols in the Park at New Norfolk, ahead of today’s Christmas parade and Rotary Club fair in the town centre. The fair will be held on Arthur Square from 9am-2pm, and the Christmas parade will do two laps of High St starting at noon.

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Ready for New Norfolk’s Christmas carols and parade

THE final countdown has started for two of the Derwent Valley’s biggest events of the year: the Lions Club’s carols by candlelight and the Rotary Club’s New Norfolk Christmas parade. Organised by the Lions Club of New Norfolk, the community carols made a successful return last year after the 2020

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Robotics success for Derwent Valley teams

TWO teams from the Derwent Valley and a local coach received awards at the Hobart regional First Lego League competition held at the weekend. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and Molesworth Primary School entered teams in the annual contest, which was held at Sacred Heart College in

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Remembrance Day this Friday

THE New Norfolk Cenotaph in Circle St will be the location of the Derwent Valley’s Remembrance Day service at 10.45am this Friday, November 11. The Reverend Celia Hooker will speak and a bugler from the Derwent Valley Concert Band will sound the Last Post. This service is relatively brief when

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Simmo and Jan’s ‘dragon’ is in safe hands

THE beloved “Puff the Magic Dragon” Dodge Plymouth car of John and the late Jan Simpson is back on the road doing what they always wanted: making people smile and raising funds for special children. James and Kate Crawford, of Margate, are “Puff’s” new custodians and they were on the

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Public invited to vote for top photos

IMAGES selected as the best from the Derwent Valley Council’s recent photo competition have gone on display at the New Norfolk Library for public voting until next Monday, October 31. The photos selected as finalists will remain on display at the library until November 11 when the winners will be

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VIDEO: Model train show at New Norfolk

FOLLOWING a hiatus of three years, the British Railway Modellers Association – Southern Tasmanian Branch, held what can be best described as an extremely successful model railway exhibition at the New Norfolk PCYC facility last weekend. With more than 16 layouts of various sizes and model railway gauges, it was

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In the News: Community Achiever Jett plays by the rules

A HIGHLY-REGARDED young football umpire is the latest recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, announced in the October 21 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Jett Benson, 15, has been umpiring for about five years with the New Norfolk Junior Football Club and two years with

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Restoring the windows of St Matthew’s Church

A SPECTACULAR stained-glass window from St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk has been fully restored and is set to be reinstalled next month. Stained-glass conservators Gavin Merrington and Jarrad Robinson have spent the past three months painstakingly refurbishing the chancel window and anticipate the impressive glasswork will be back

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Much more than trolley ladies

A SUCCESSFUL year’s operations were reported at the recent annual general meeting of the New Norfolk District Hospital Auxiliary. New president Pam Legge said it had been a challenging year, with the hospital entering COVID-19 lockdowns on occasion. The auxiliary members could not hold meetings or do their kiosk trolley

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Life membership for Lion Craig

LIFE membership of the Lions Club of New Norfolk has been awarded to long-serving member Craig Waterhouse. Craig joined Lions 40 years ago and is a dedicated Lion who has served in most of the club’s executive positionsincluding terms as president in 1990/91 and 1999/2000. An engaging storyteller, Craig has

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Spring clean your lockdown items for charity

MANY of us accumulated extra books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs to keep us entertained during the lockdown period of the coronavirus pandemic. For anyone wondering what to do with all those items now that the lockdowns have ended, the Derwent Valley Rotary Club has the perfect solution. Over the next

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