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SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY IN THE BAY THANKS TO WEEKEND OF EVENTS

British Science Week 2017 arrived on the Island with a bang last weekend thanks to Discovery Bay, a grand celebration of the natural world at both ends of The Bay in Shanklin and Sandown. The weekend brought together a partnership of Bay and Island organizations steered by the Bay Coastal Community Team. On Friday, the Café Scientifique and Friends of …

ISLAND COUPLE TO COLLECT VISUAL MEMORIES ON WORLD WIDE WALK

An Island couple are to embark on a world wide walk in just over 2 weeks time to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing research into fighting Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited disease which leads to blindness. Robin Frape and his partner Julie Binnington will be leaving their home in Ryde on 31st March before making their way to Yarmouth, where they …

WIGHTLINK SUPPORTS RESPONSIBLE ISLE OF WIGHT ANGLERS

With spring around the corner, Wightlink is urging anglers using Ryde Pier to keep it tidy and respect the environment for everyone’s benefit. Isle of Wight fisherman Spencer Wright contacted the ferry company earlier this year as part of his efforts to encourage anglers to respect the environment and take their litter home. He is supporting the Angling Trust’s campaign …

RECORD TURNOUT FOR SOUP EVENING HELPS ABILITY DOGS 4 YOUNG PEOPLE

Over 80 people made their way to Quay Arts in Newport last Wednesday for the ever-growing IOW Soup evening, with a total of £322.54 donated by guests. The strong attendance – the biggest turnout yet – listened to pitches from Ability Dogs 4 Young People, The Wave Project, Meraki Handmade Leather Goods and @thestudio. Afterwards everyone enjoyed soup donated by …

CHOIR ENTERTAIN AT FIRST DONKEY SANCTUARY PERFORMANCE

As well as entertaining the public, the Newchurch Male Voice Choir had the pleasure of entertaining the donkeys in the barns at The Donkey Sanctuary with a concert to celebrate St David’s Day. In keeping with the Welsh celebrations at the Sanctuary, the Choir included 3 traditional Welsh tunes, Gwahoddiad, Rachie and Ar Hyd Y Nos (All through the Night). …

FRESHWATER LIFEBOAT TO BENEFIT FROM LOCAL COMPANY’S DONATIONS

Freshwater Independent Lifeboat is to benefit from Islander’s custom at Yarmouth Tyres throughout the month of March. For the remainder of the month, Yarmouth Tyres will be donating £5 from every laser wheel alignment to Freshwater Independent Lifeboat. As well as supporting the West Wight’s independent life-savers, Yarmouth Tyres are also donating a further £500 to the Kissy Puppy charity …

COMMONWEALTH DAY COMMEMORATED IN SHANKLIN

Around 200 Students at St Blasius Shanklin C of E Primary Academy welcomed the town’s Mayor Jon Gilbey, local councillor Richard Priest and Rev. Tony Richards to a special flag raising ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day 2017 this morning (Monday). The Commonwealth comprises of 52 countries with a total population of 2.3billion people. Each year there is a day of …

FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO ISLAND FOR GIRLGUIDING’S REGION CHIEF

Region Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding South West England, Carole Pennington, took the opportunity to introduce herself and her 3 deputies to Island members of Girlguiding over the weekend. Island dignitaries and members of the Island’s business community attended the first of 2 events at a reception held at Lakeside Park Hotel. Here Carole gave a short presentation informing the attendees …

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