Bridgewater mum diverts nation with her milestone

By JOHN HALL

CHRISTINE Gimblett, a Bridgewater mother of three, has achieved a personal milestone – and now her story has been broadcast across Australia and beyond.

Amid the ‘hoo-haa’ of the final week of the Federal election, a five-minute radio interview with 31-year-old Christine was broadcast on ABC radio’s PM program through 60 stations around Australia.  Radio Australia took the interview further afield to untold thousands of listeners in Asia and the Pacific.

 Helen Manser, left,  shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.
Helen Manser, left, shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.

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Winter sleepout aims to help the homeless

BRIGHTON Girl Guides and Old Beach Scouts have decided to sleep rough to raise awareness of the plight of Australia’s 100,000 homeless people.

Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman of Gagebrook said a winter sleepout was planned for Saturday, August 7 at Pontville as part of National Homeless Persons’ Week and just as Brighton Community News was being distributed.

• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.
• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.

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Bowls celebrates success and looks forward to more

By ROSS HOWARD

BRIGHTON Bowls Club members ended the 2009/10 bowls season with a presentation dinner at the clubrooms to celebrate one of their most successful seasons ever.

The ladies divisions 2 and 4 won the southern finals and then travelled north to take on the northern finalists and defeated them convincingly to become state champions when division 2 ladies defeated Cressy 51-43 and Port Sorell 62-48.  Division 4 ladies defeated Deloraine 70-43 and Ulverstone 82-48.

Junior representative in Southern Tasmania Bowls competition Josh Iles, left, with Club President Kevin Marshall.
Junior representative in Southern Tasmania Bowls competition Josh Iles, left, with Club President Kevin Marshall.

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Old Beach Cricket Club welcomes new coach

WITH another summer of cricket soon upon us, the Old Beach cricket club is hoping to enter four teams in the Southern Cricket Association this season.

The club is always looking to welcome new faces, whether interested in playing or supporting your local team.

Coach Mark Little is looking forward to a big season for Old Beach Cricket Club.
Coach Mark Little is looking forward to a big season for Old Beach Cricket Club.

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Bridgewater community committee to continue good work

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

THE past decade has seen considerable community activity and development in Bridgewater and Gagebrook and with the current growth and exciting development planned for the future, it is important that we do not lose the impetus that has been built up.

We must build on the accomplishments achieved under the leadership of Kris Fitzpatrick and more recently, through our community liaison officer John Klug. This work has provided an excellent conduit between the community and Council and has established a solid foundation for future community activity and progress. Continue reading “Bridgewater community committee to continue good work”

Brighton’s best bakehouse continues to win awards

PROUD owners Scott and Natasha Donaghy are extremely pleased with the results their bakery has achieved in both state and national bakery competitions.

In the past eight months Brighton’s Best Bakehouse has been successful in two bakery competitions.

Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.
Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.

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