Christmas calendar

THERE’S a lot happening in the Derwent Valley in the lead-up to Christmas and the New Year. Here’s a calendar of Christmas events coming up over the next few weeks. Additional items can be emailed to December 16 (Sunday): Derwent Valley Community Market, 10am-2pm at the Derwent Valley Community

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Early Christmas at the speedway

UPDATE: This event was cancelled due to the weather CHRISTMAS will come early for southern speedway fans this Saturday night when the thundering, fire breathing V8 sprintcars hit the track at the Mountain Dew Ice Raceway, near New Norfolk. A talented field of drivers will line-up in the Bendigo Bank

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Twenty20 cricket

NEW Norfolk lost its twenty20 semi-final last Thursday by 25 runs to St Aidan’s. St Aidian’s won the toss and had first hit, making the good score off 145 off its 20 overs. In reply New Norfolk made 140 for the loss of only four wickets. I heard there was

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Southern cricket

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATIONRound 7 IN hot and windy conditions at Gretna on Saturday, Gretna I recorded its first win over Richmond/Cambridge since entering the SCA. Gretna defeated Richmond/Cambridge by 100 runs. All-rounder Mathew Burns scored an excellent century to help his team to victory. Batting at number three, Burns came

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Junior cricket

YOUTH LEAGUE CRICKETRound 7 UNDER 13: Gretna defeated St Anne’s at Cadbury No 2. Gretna batted first and made 5/107 from 20 overs. Ryan Emery continued his good form with 33 runs (four 4s) before retiring. The consistent Jack Stevenson made 30 runs (five 4s) before retiring, Grant Booth made

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Bushy Park’s back in the swim

THE Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool has reopened for another summer season. Opening day was last Thursday, and there was a big crowd of more than 90 swimmers when local temperatures soared on Saturday. Lifeguard/caretaker Leigh Nichols and the pool committee have the pool and surrounds looking great. As

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Hometown honour for Olympian Anthony

ST PATRICK’S College in Ballarat has named one of its rowing boats after triple Olympic medallist, 2011 world champion and former student Anthony Edwards. The recently-retired five-time Olympian is a member of the New Norfolk Rowing Club and works for Rowing Tasmania. The Ballarat Courier has the story here. Tribute

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Council AGM

THE Derwent Valley Council’s annual general meeting will be held this Thursday, December 13, in the New Norfolk Courthouse at 6pm. The annual report can be downloaded from the council website here, or obtained in hardcopy from the council chambers. The AGM is an opportunity to ask questions about the

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Golden girl visits New Norfolk

Olympian Brooke Hanson with local students. SHE’S one of Australia’s best-known Olympic swimmers but it took the launch of a solar energy system for a Tasmanian business to make Brooke Hanson feel like a fish out of water. Hanson mixed with local schoolchildren – and 500,000 fish – at the

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Brooker Highway night closure

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and ResourcesTemporary Road Closure – Brooker Highway Night resurfacing works will be undertaken on the Brooker Highway from Sunday 9 December to Thursday 13 December, weather permitting. The northbound lanes of the Brooker Highway from the Austins Ferry off-ramp to Black Snake Lane on-ramp will be

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