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Lions Club warming up the barbie for Australia Day

IT would not be Australia Day ay New Norfolk without the Lions Club of New Norfolk staging one of its famous sausage sizzles. The Derwent Valley Council has decided to go it alone and run Australia Day without the support of its long-serving volunteer committee, but some things won’t change.

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Three people promoting Christmas Day lunch
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Have Christmas Day lunch with friends

ANYONE without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in a picnic-style community feast at Arthur Square in central New Norfolk. A local tradition for about three decades, this free Christmas Day lunch is moving outdoors for the first time, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Provided by the

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Santa Claus with a fireman
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Santa gets a little help from his firey friends

THREE Derwent Valley fire brigades will be providing transport for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as he makes a dash around the district to visit local children. NEW NORFOLK: The New Norfolk Fire Brigade has been helping Santa do the rounds of the town for about 30 years and it

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St Matthew's Singers
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Outdoor Christmas church service on tonight

AN outdoor church service will be held on Arthur Square at New Norfolk tonight (Saturday) as St Matthew’s Anglican Church adapts its Christmas celebrations to suit the coronavirus year. The St Matthew’s Singers and the Derwent Valley Concert Band will be part of this service, known as the Festival of

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New Norfolk Market
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All ready for Christmas market this Saturday

MORE than 130 stalls are expected to fill High St this Saturday, December 19, for the Christmas edition of the Banjo’s New Norfolk Market, which will also be the final market for the year. The event, running from 8am until 2pm, will include the second week of a trial extension

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Sonic the Hedgehog
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See Sonic at Westerway this Saturday night

THE action-adventure comedy film Sonic the Hedgehog will be screened at Westerway this Saturday night. This will be the first movie night hosted by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and most of the money raised will go to Cancer Council

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judy jackson closing Willow Court
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The closing of Willow Court remembered 20 years on

A TWO-DAY program of events this weekend will mark the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Willow Court Centre at New Norfolk. After 173 years, the site officially closed on November 17, 2000, marking the end of a decade-long process of de-institutionalisation for the clients of the facility that

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Hamilton Inn, Tasmania
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Make a day of it at Hamilton this Sunday

THE historic upper Derwent Valley town of Hamilton will be turning it on for visitors this Sunday, with a display of locally-made quilts, dolls and bears, open gardens and a walk around the town. The Hamilton Inn and post office, in Tarleton St, will host the display of handmade bears,

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Derwent Valley Horse Riders Association
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Valley horseriders celebrating 30 years in the saddle

THE call has gone out for all past and present members of the Derwent Valley Horse Riders Association to rally around to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary on November 28. Formed in 1990 in response to the closure of tracks around Tynwald Park to horse riders, the club initially organised

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international survivors of suicide loss day
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Local event supports those touched by suicide loss

THE local event marking International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will this year be streamed on Facebook for the first time. This Saturday’s event at Arthur Square in New Norfolk will be the fourth held by the Derwent Valley Suicide Awareness Group. Starting at 11am near the bottom corner of

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Hand-made bonnet
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Hand-made bonnets to honour New Norfolk’s convict women

SEWING sessions will be held in New Norfolk over the next two months to make bonnets in memory of female convicts who spent time in the New Norfolk Asylum, now known as Willow Court, during its time as a convict hospital in colonial times. In support of the larger “Roses

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