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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Remembrance Day to honour 75 years since the end of World War II

A SERVICE for Remembrance Day will be held next Wednesday, November 11, at the Cenotaph in Circle St, New Norfolk. This is organised by the New Norfolk RSL Sub-Branch and the Derwent Valley Council. All are welcome. The event will start at 10.45am and will include a minute’s silence at

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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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Larger-than-life exhibition at Black Swan cafe-bookshop

AN exhibition of works by local artist Duncan Rush has just over a week to run at the Black Swan cafe-bookshop in New Norfolk. An official opening was held on September 25 and the works – described by host Alexander Okenyo as playfully large sculptures – can be seen until

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Logo for First Lego League Challenge
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Local Lego League back for a third year of fun

THE First Lego League 2020/21 season begins in August and the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has again registered a Derwent Valley team for the event. First Lego League is an international science and engineering competition for students aged 9 to 16 years. “The problem-solving competition has teams

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People at the New Norfolk Market
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Back to the market place

TWO well-known Derwent Valley markets are back in business after several months in recess due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor New Norfolk Market in High St resumes tomorrow (Saturday) from 8am-2pm, and the indoor Bushy Park Market reopens on Monday from 11am-2pm. The operators of both markets have asked

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D’FAT has the code to fun

FREE online robotics workshops will be offered to local primary and high-school aged students over four weeks from late this month. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will provide free “virtual” LEGO robotics workshops online through CoderZ, the online learning tool for coding and robotics with a virtual

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