Award-winning Stones restaurant steeped in history

BY JOHN HALL

APPROXIMATELY 160 years ago, a small stone church was built overlooking the Jordan River in Pontville.  It stood forlornly on Pony Hill, adjacent to the Old Brighton Road.  One day it disappeared in flames.

Restaurant manager Ian White says the restaurant’s calling card is modern Australian cuisine set in elegant historic surrounds.
Restaurant manager Ian White says the restaurant’s calling card is modern Australian cuisine set in elegant historic surrounds.

In no particular order the road had become disused when a new bridge was built further west to connect Hobart with Launceston – that’s the handsome Pontville Bridge that stands today – and the church burned to the ground. Continue reading “Award-winning Stones restaurant steeped in history”

Brighton leads the way in efficient management

BRIGHTON Council is leading the way for local government in the efficient management of its finances and operations, and also, in promoting initiatives that are improving services for the community and generating important savings and new revenue.

In his annual report to Council, Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton could rightly be proud of its successful financial management but as well as reflecting on its past success, it was vital to concentrate on the future. Continue reading “Brighton leads the way in efficient management”

Army camp a major feature of Ten Days program

TASMANIA’S Ten Days on the Island will be back at Brighton next year with a work by artist Brigita Ozolins in Brighton Army Camp’s former hospital building.

Brighton Council Community Blitz project manager Peter Griffith, left, photographer Nikala Bourke, artist Brigita Ozolins, Arthur Brener, Pierre Bulevahka and Scott Wiggins create an installation at the Old Army Barracks.
Brighton Council Community Blitz project manager Peter Griffith, left, photographer Nikala Bourke, artist Brigita Ozolins, Arthur Brener, Pierre Bulevahka and Scott Wiggins create an installation at the Old Army Barracks.

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