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Friday, 28th July, 2017

Painter’s prize entry inspired by friendly gesture from long ago

WHEN Luke Wagner was considering submitting an entry for the Hadley’s Art Prize, it made sense for him to look close to his home at Government House in Hobart for inspiration.

Luke’s wife is executive chef at Government House, which gives him a great opportunity to see and paint nearby landscapes such as Bruny Island, 1½ hours away.

This year’s theme for the prize is History and Place, with finalists…

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Thursday, 27th July, 2017

Where there’s the wool there’s a way

A CHELSEA aged care home is a flurry of wool and busy hands as residents attempt to make 7777 pom-poms.

Their goal? To break the Guinness world record for the longest pom-pom garland or line of pom-poms.

The current record is held by the Australian Country Spinners from Wangaratta.

It was set in 2013 when they laid out 6977 woollen handmade pom-poms, which stretched 178.6 metres.

“Pom-pom making is something…

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Friday, 28th July, 2017

Housing advice line expands reach

HOUSING for the Aged Action Group has set up a dedicated advice service for retirement housing residents.

A four-year funding commitment from Consumer Affairs Victoria…

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