SINCE the beginning of July a number of break-ins to cars parked in driveways has occurred in Bridgewater. These have mainly occurred in the area surrounded by Eddington Street, Green Point Road and Finlay Street. The main times have been from midnight to 7am. On two recent occasions alert residents disturbed hoodie-wearing males who ran away. The break-ins involved smashing windows and have not been restricted to any particular model of car. Continue reading “Spike in overnight burglaries of cars in Bridgewater”
IT was our sixth birthday on early in July and we had plenty of fun celebrating. Children were welcomed by our Aboriginal community, and we sang and danced together. Michelle from Make Believe also came along to make some fun music and to sing and play with the children. This year we had six delicious cakes too! Thank you to the many families who came to join us with our celebrations. We had a great birthday.
NAIDOC week followed and was another wonderful week of celebrations. This year’s NAIDOC theme, Because Of Her, We Can!, was embraced by Aboriginal communities around the nation. At tagari lia, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal friends joined to celebrate and share traditional culture and knowledge. One memorable moment for the children, was to learn that painting is such a beautiful way of sharing stories for Aboriginal people.
Children painted our cave in the sandpit, learnt to twine, listened to the didgeridoo animal sounds, made up animal adventures and sang a baby lullaby based on the theme of “Because Of Her, We Can!”
The food was magnificent and included delights from our bush food garden, and gourmet mutton birds and wallaby provided by volunteer chef, Stuart, and his team. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and joined is us in our celebrations.
THE Brighton District Cricket Club’s 2018-19 season finally kicks off with our Southern Cricket Association, men’s senior side, Cricket Tasmania’s Premier League (CTPL) 3rd grade side, and our CTPL Boys under-17s commencing preseason training August 1, 8-9:30am at the TCA Indoor nets. Our under-15 CTPL Boys start September 5, at the time and place. The Cricket Tasmania Premier League under-17 girls begin on September 12 also at the TCA nets 8-9:30am. All of the above will train at the TCA nets until early October. All Hobart Junior League sides will be notified regarding pre-season training requirements asap. Continue reading “Club season kicks off for all teams”
OLD Beach Cricket Club is looking forward to a successful 2018-19 season. This year’s committee is headed by chairman, Ross Wooldridge, assisted by treasurer Wendy Little, secretary Phil Owen and a committee of six.
WE love working together to make things happen. To help community, industry and businesses gain a better understanding of our goals and aspirations for our students, the collective education team at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School regularly conducts tours of the school and the Southern Central Trade Training Centre. Continue reading “Trade centre draws accolades from key stakeholders”
A PUBLIC meeting was held in the Brighton Bowls and Community Club last month to discuss site options for the new Brighton High School which was agreed to by the Tasmanian Government at the last State Election. A total $3 million has been put aside in the current State Budget to begin the planning and consultation process. A total $4.3 million was put aside for the modernisation and upgrade of the Education Department’s School Farm. The site options and preferred site for the new high school which will be owned and built by the Tasmanian Government will be presented to the Government and the Education Department. Below is the presentation made to last month’s public meeting which was attended by approximately 70 Brighton municipality residents.
WE’D like to introduce Brighton resident Veronika Davie. In many ways she’s a regular 10-year-old. Veronika attends a main stream school, she loves her two big brothers Jordan and Jakob, loves bowling, TV dance shows, music, horse-riding, ParkRun, her iPad and especially her mum Kylee and dad Marcus.
But Veronika was unlucky in the womb. She had bilateral strokes in utero, the size of which would kill an adult. She wasn’t expected to survive her birth, but against the odds she did. Diagnosed with a heart defect, Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) and cerebral palsy, Veronika wasn’t ever supposed to walk. Against the odds, she walked into kindergarten on her first day of school supported by her trusty walking frame
Veronika has had 12 operations so far, and a heavy schedule of physio, hydrotherapy and occupational therapy exercises just to develop her muscle tone to do things we take for granted, like sitting, standing and holding a cup.