Vet clinic a vital service for locals


WHEN two young mothers were chatting at a children’s play group at Tea Tree Hall seven years ago, neither thought their conversation would lead to setting up a much-needed and successful local business.

But it did.  Those two young mothers are now joint partners in Brighton Veterinary Services.  The clinic is just three years old, but already it has a team of seven staff – three vets, a practice manager, two veterinary nurses (one qualified, one in training) and a receptionist.

The team at Brighton Veterinary Services:
From left, back row: Sharyn Tilgner (vet), Margaret Thompson (vet), Sally Nus (practice manager), Natasha Williams (vet) middle row: Brooke Parker (trainee vet nurse), Kelly Figgel (vet nurse), Julie Daft (receptionist) front row: Zoe Brown (volunteer trainee vet nurse), Hillary Ramirez (exchange student from Costa Rica)

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Notes from a fast foodies’ kitchen



I’M Christine and this is my first of regular cooking articles for the Brighton Community News.

I am super excited because I get to share the recipes and stories from the Waterbridge Food Co-Op Fast Foodies cooking group. Waterbridge Food Co-Op is a really important project which aims to improve access to healthy and nutritious food in the Bridgewater and Gagebrook area.  The Waterbridge Food Co-Op project is funded by Tasmanian Medicare Local and the Fast Foodies cooking group is funded through a grant from Feeding the Future. Continue reading “Notes from a fast foodies’ kitchen”

Students, families enjoy fabulous farm fest


DESPITE two weeks of preparation in the pouring rain, the Jordan River School farm students, farm staff and Friends of the Farm group organised one of the best days on the farm for many years.

It was heart-warming to see so many former students and their families enjoying a day on the farm.

Prof Warner with is pictured with Kaeylub Slater-Voss, who is a year 8 agriculture student, and Kirk Cowen, who is a year 13 horticulture student.

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