Families stick together in good and tough times

By SIMONE JOHNS

MORE than 25 local families from Bridgewater and Gagebrook gathered at St Paul’s Primary School, for a Pyjama Reading Party as part of the charity organisation Good Beginnings’ celebration of National Families Week 2011.

Mum Melita Maley and her son Joshua are all smiles playing on a bike on the bike track in the St Paul's new Early Years playground
Mum Melita Maley and her son Joshua are all smiles playing on a bike on the bike track in the St Paul's new Early Years' playground

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Top honour for 27-year-old footy stalwart

BRIGHTON Football Club has announced that player Adam ‘Boot’ McCarthy has achieved ‘life membership’ following his 175th senior club game against New Norfolk recently.

The 27-year-old kicked off his football career at Brighton in 1999 when he joined the U16’s after having previously played for his school, St Virgil’s College.

➢	Adam McCarthy is on top of the world since achieving life membership with the Brighton Football Club.
➢ Adam McCarthy is on top of the world since achieving life membership with the Brighton Football Club.

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Brighton ladies bowled over by back-to-back champsionships

THE Brighton Bowls Club has had another successful year, with its ladies division four winning the Bowls Tasmania south and state championships for a second year in a row.

The men’s division two were also successful in the southern competition and have recently been promoted to division one for the 2011/12 season.

Brighton Bowls ladies division winners from left, Louis Cooper, Monica Hughes, Marilyn Wiltshire, Jane Harvey, Dianne Higgins, Jane Clark, Connie Gilroy, Barbara Rankin, Judy Gibbens, Sue Grant, Anne Gunn, Jan Tonks, and Betty Harback.
Brighton Bowls ladies division winners from left, Louis Cooper, Monica Hughes, Marilyn Wiltshire, Jane Harvey, Dianne Higgins, Jane Clark, Connie Gilroy, Barbara Rankin, Judy Gibbens, Sue Grant, Anne Gunn, Jan Tonks, and Betty Harback.

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Competition brings out the best in DIY pizza

IN the Autumn edition of Brighton’s Uncle Chris mailout there were a number of featured DIY pizzas to encourage healthier eating habits in the community.

A competition seeking the best DIY pizza recipes resulted in some fantastic recipes and so Brighton Community News is reproducing these for our readers.

Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.
Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.

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Fair rating system proves itself once again

By MAYOR TONY FOSTER AOM

I AM pleased to report that as a result of our efficient management and prudent budgeting, Brighton Council has been able to maintain its commitment to keep annual rate increases at or below the rate of inflation for the forthcoming year.

The annual rate increase of 2.9 per cent across all categories – residential, rural and commercial – was approved in principle (or agreed) at our May Council meeting and is in line with the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Hobart region. It is lower than the national CPI increase for the past year of 3.3 per cent. Continue reading “Fair rating system proves itself once again”

Carissa takes on men at their own game – and wins

CARISSA Carpenter is fast becoming a role model for young women looking for a career in a male-dominated trade.

The 21 year-old carpenter-joiner from Brighton was recently named the Statewide Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.
Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.

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Our Luke’s a winner all round

LOCAL cricketer Luke Butterworth has enjoyed a great season with the Weet Bix Sheffield Shield -winning PKF Tasmanian Tigers cricket team.

The talented all-rounder was the leading wicket-taker in the Shield competition this past season, was runner up in the national interstate player of the Sheffield Shield series and named in the four-day team of the year.

Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.
Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.

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Rates kept at CPI low

BRIGHTON rates for 2011-12 will increase by just over $20 for each residential property, in line with the Hobart Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise, but lower than the national rate of inflation.

Annual household rates will rise by $20.80 or 40 cents per week, The 2.9 percent increase is in line with the Hobart CPI increase, but lower than the national CPI rise of 3.3 percent. Continue reading “Rates kept at CPI low”