Sparks to fly on Saturday

THERE will be fireworks both on and off the track at the Mountain Dew Ice Raceway, near New Norfolk this Saturday night, when the local venue plays host to the Tasmanian V8 Speedway Super Sedan Championship. The super sedan title will be the main feature on a big 26-event program,

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Christmas lunch in New Norfolk

A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the St Matthew’s Church Hall in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, from noon on Christmas Day (Tuesday). The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas. The theme is “bring a

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Brilliant Bryony

OPERA singer Bryony Dwyer was named at number nine in Tasmania’s Top 10 Performers in today’s issue of the Mercury newspaper. The new categorised Top 10 replaces the newspaper’s annual “newsmakers” list. Bryony, who is now in Austria for a four-month placement with the Vienna State Opera, grew up in

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Festival of lessons and carols

The band performing last night IF you missed the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s amazing Christmas concert on Wednesday night, there is still one last chance to see and hear them in action this year. The band will accompany the singing at a traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at

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Meet the author

Steve Balmforth THE new book on the history of the Plenty district goes on sale in New Norfolk this Saturday and the author will be available for book signing. Former local resident Steve Balmforth has spent several years working on his book titled Glenleith Memories and Stories. It traces the

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Tribute to Ben Eyles

ON behalf of the cricket fraternity of the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, I would like to send our condolences to the families of Ben Eyles and his partner Meagan Wilton. Ben was a fantastic cricketer with the Ouse club for many seasons in the old Derwent Valley Cricket Association

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Southern cricket

Ben Rainbird Southern Cricket AssociationRound 9 NEW Norfolk II’s Leigh Berry recorded a fine century in his team’s great win over Richmond/Cambridge in 5th grade on Saturday. Berry made 105 not out in the Red Caps’ huge total of 2 for 294 off their 50 overs. He shared a staggering

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Tragic couple named

POLICE today revealed the names of the man and woman found dead at Hamilton on Sunday morning. They were Meagan Wilton, 31, and Benjamin Eyles, 34. Condolences to their families and friends. Read more at The Mercury and ABC News.

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Glenleith memories and stories

FANS of local and family history will find much to like in a new book about the Plenty district and the Glenleith property in particular. Written by former resident Steve Balmforth, Glenleith Memories and Stories records the establishment of the property and the families involved, with memories and stories provided

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More help for Willow Court

A PROJECT officer has been appointed to work with the Willow Court Conservation Committee. The Friends of Willow Court have been advised that the conservation committee headed by David Llewellyn has the services of a dedicated project officer for the next 12 months and good progress is anticipated.

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Police investigating valley deaths

POLICE are investigating the overnight death of a man and a woman at Hamilton. Another man was found at Lachlan with a gunshot wound and he is now in the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition. Follow ABC News and The Mercury for updates.

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