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Concert of note as Derwent Valley Concert Band returns

WORDS of Note is the title of the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s first public concert of this year, which will be given at the Stanley Burbury Theatre this Sunday. It is the first full concert performance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a wonderful variety of thoroughly

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Back to New Norfolk for Shoobridge family bicentenary

A REUNION of one of the most significant families in the development of the Derwent Valley will be held at New Norfolk next week. The May 22 gathering at the Derwent Valley Boathouse will mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of William Shoobridge and family in Tasmania. Shoobridge came

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Targa Tasmania in the town today

CARS and crews participating in the 30th anniversary Targa Tasmania are making their way through the Derwent Valley today (Sunday), including a lunch stop at the PCYC in Derwent Terrace, New Norfolk, where the vehicles can be seen up-close from approximately 12.18pm until about 2.03pm. After leaving New Norfolk, the

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Hundreds remember the fallen at Dawn

HUNDREDS of people have paid their respects this morning at Anzac Day Dawn Services from one end of the Derwent Valley to the other. More than 200 assembled at the New Norfolk Cenotaph, with a similar number at Gretna and about 75 at the Fentonbury War Memorial. Services were also

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Guide to Anzac Day in the Derwent Valley and Highlands

ANZAC Day will return to its pre-pandemic format at New Norfolk with the reinstatement of public parades at Monday’s Dawn Service and the later Civic Service. While participants and the general public will continue to be encouraged to observe physical distancing and other Covid-Safe precautions, it will otherwise be a

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Family activities at New Norfolk this Easter long weekend

Family breakfast EASTER SUNDAY: Family breakfast at the Lions Club of New Norfolk with poached or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans, toast and sauces. Tea, coffee and juice will be included, all in the price of $15 for a full serve or $8 for a

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Students put pen to paper for writers’ festival

CHILDREN’S storywriting workshops are being held in the lead-up to the inaugural Derwent Valley Writers’ Festival next month. Classes from Glenora District School and Molesworth Primary School took part in workshops earlier this week, and two public sessions will be held as school holiday activities later this month. Sophie Reid

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First Derwent Valley Youth Easter Festival on tomorrow

THE Derwent Valley’s first Youth Easter Festival will be held on the New Norfolk Esplanade from 2.30-4.30pm tomorrow (April 2), offering free fun, games, activities and demonstrations. Presented by the Derwent Valley Family and Youth Action Network , the event will close with a colour run at the end. The

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Gretna Red Cross morning tea provides power for humanity

THE decades-old tradition of the Gretna Red Cross morning tea continues next week with a special event raising funds for victims of the Queensland and New South Wales floods and the war in Ukraine. Branch president Nichola Ball said this “At Home and Abroad” fundraiser would be held at 10am

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Rundown for Australia Day this Wednesday

AUSTRALIA Day observances will be held at several locations around the Derwent Valley this Wednesday, January 26, with public events and activities in New Norfolk, Bushy Park and Maydena. Australia Day Ambassador Sally Wise will speak at a civic function on Arthur Square, New Norfolk. This will be a seated

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Remembrance Day at New Norfolk
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Remembrance Day service tomorrow

THE New Norfolk Cenotaph in Circle St will be the location of the Derwent Valley’s Remembrance Day service at 10.45am on November 11. The venue is the council chambers forecourt, which will be closed to parking from 8pm tonight (Wednesday) until noon tomorrow (Thursday). This is organised by the New

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Concert band dreams of Ireland and plays at New Norfolk

MANY Derwent Valley Concert Band members are looking wistfully at their calendars because it is about now that they were due to be leaving Tasmania for Ireland on their 11th overseas tour. The pandemic has intervened but chief conductor Lyall McDermott said there is some consolation in being able to

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