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4:34pm Wednesday 11th December 2013
CROWDS of people turned up to support Cattistock Christmas Bazaar, trying to find some bargains and generally get into the Christmas spirit. It was an ideal opportunity to relax with friends over a drink and a cake, or to see if you might be lucky on the tombola or raffle.
4:43pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
THE BIG QUIZ takes place in Melbury Osmond Village Hall on Friday, December 13, the most feared date in history! Myths, legends and superstitions make up the theme for this occasion, so see how original you can make your costume!
8:47am Thursday 28th November 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to the team Town and Country for their well-deserved win in the recent Rampisham Quiz. The team, made up of members from Weymouth (town) and Rampisham (country) fought off some fierce opposition to come first in this very popular annual event.
8:50am Thursday 7th November 2013
THE CATTISTOCK-based charity Children of Fiji has produced a quiz on the topic of ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’. This is a postal quiz with all answers relating to or leading to the name of a solid, liquid or gas. Questions are a mixture of factual and cryptic.
3:35pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
11:43am Tuesday 3rd September 2013
THERE was an excellent response at the recent Flower and Vegetable Show held at the Fox and Hounds in Cattistock. Locals brought in produce that they had grown in their gardens or in the allotments behind the Fox and Hounds. There were also entries in the handicraft, photography and home produce sections. Afterwards most of the entries were auctioned to raise money for the Intensive Care Unit at Dorchester Hospital. In total about £400 was collected from entry fees and the auction. Special thanks go to Edwin for organizing the event, to Scott and Liz for providing the venue and to Neil and Phil for running the auction.
1:56pm Tuesday 27th August 2013
1:15pm Saturday 27th July 2013
8:35pm Monday 1st July 2013
THERE WILL be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic from 2 until 5pm on Saturday, July 13 in Maiden Newton Village Hall. Activities will include games, face painting, a treasure hunt, a balloon raffle, music and lots of arts and crafts. There will also be tea, coffee and cake available. Entry costs £1 for adults. Children under 12 go free. All money raised will go to the Weldmar Hospice Trust.
7:06pm Monday 3rd June 2013
CATTISTOCK Festival takes place on the weekend of Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. In addition to some of the associated events already advertised, we would like to point out that there will be a Church Flower Festival throughout the weekend with beautiful arrangements that are well worth a visit. There will also be recitals by visiting organists and bell ringing in the church. On the Sunday there will be Hymns and Pimms at 6.30pm and a Grand Raffle at 7.30pm.
2:04pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013
8:23pm Tuesday 7th May 2013
CATTISTOCK Lawn Tennis Club will be holding a Coffee Morning at 10.30am on Saturday May 18. The event takes place in the Savill Hall, Cattistock, and stalls will include ‘New to You’ clothes, cakes, spring plants, bring and buy, photographs, a raffle and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and give your support.
2:52pm Thursday 11th April 2013
FROME VALLEY History Society has organised a morning visit on Monday, April 22 to Minterne House and Gardens, Minterne Magna near Dorchester (on the Dorchester to Sherborne Road, 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas). There will be a guided tour of the house by Hon. Henry Digby or Lord Digby. Coffee and biscuits will be served, followed by a walk in the garden, which should be at its colourful best.
4:36am Saturday 23rd February 2013
7:32pm Sunday 6th January 2013
4:26pm Tuesday 4th December 2012
10:55am Monday 19th November 2012
2:40pm Wednesday 31st October 2012
THE MELBURY Osmond Garden and Show Society is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7.15pm on Friday, November 9. Do come along to hear about amendments to the show schedule and afterwards to listen to the talk on ‘Planning a Border’ by the Castle Gardens Group. Admission is free to members and £2 to non-members. There will be refreshments available.
5:34am Tuesday 16th October 2012
OUR WORK here in Fiji is continuing to go well. For those of you who have been following the story of 3-year old Pooja, we are pleased to report that she will be travelling to Melbourne tomorrow to begin her course of treatment.
12:24am Sunday 23rd September 2012
9:54am Tuesday 4th September 2012
3:38pm Saturday 18th August 2012
MELBURY Osmond WI will be holding their Open Gardens on Wednesday, August 29 from 2.30 to 5pm. There will be four gardens open to raise funds for Melbury Osmond W I. The entry charge is £3 per person. There is parking at the village hall. Tea and cakes will be on sale in the gardens, as well as plant, book, cake and bric-a-brac stalls. In case of wet weather, teas will be served in the village hall!
10:55am Monday 30th July 2012
CREAM teas will once again be served in Frampton Village Hall throughout August. The next of these will be on Sunday, August 12 and will be in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. St Mary’s Church in Frampton will benefit from proceeds from the cream tea on Sunday, August 19 and Julia’s House on Sunday, August 26.
7:14pm Tuesday 24th July 2012
ARTSREACH presents Miracle Theatre in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ on Friday, August 3 at Melbury Osmond Playing Field. Gates open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. There will be a bar during the evening. Tickets for adults cost £9, for under 18’s £7. A family ticket (2+2) costs £28.
10:33am Wednesday 4th July 2012
FETE Week in Cattistock got off to an excellent start with another very successful quiz evening. The Savill Hall was packed with people, all desperately trying to recall snippets of information hidden away in the dark recesses of their brains!
4:53pm Monday 18th June 2012
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7:00am Sunday 18th March 2012
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8:20pm Tuesday 6th December 2011
WITH CHRISTMAS only just around the corner, our villages over the next couple of weeks are going to be filled with the sound of carols. Do try to attend one of the services or concerts to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas among friends.
10:10am Tuesday 22nd November 2011
10:31am Monday 14th November 2011
3:13pm Sunday 6th November 2011
CATTISTOCK Tennis Club organized a quiz in the Fox and Hounds on Friday, November 4. There was a tremendous turnout and the evening was enjoyed by all who took part in the challenge. At the same time £199.50 was raised for tennis club funds. Although a close run match, at the end of the evening the team Classic Edition won and our congratulations go to them.
7:21am Monday 17th October 2011
WE ARE still busy with charity work in Fiji. We have just returned from the island of Kadavu, where we attended the memorial service for Iva and her grandmother Sera, in whose memory the Sunny Smiles kindergarten at Nabukelevu-i-Ra was opened a year ago. Iva and Sera both lost their lives in a tragic car accident in New Zealand in 2009.
6:43am Wednesday 5th October 2011
THIS report is being sent from the Fiji Islands, where we are continuing with our work to help disadvantaged children. We’re pleased to say that there have been no natural disasters on this trip so far. We trust that this will remain the case for the rest of our visit, so that we can make best use of our time and help as many children as possible.
11:08pm Tuesday 20th September 2011
4:32pm Wednesday 7th September 2011
STRATTON Parish Council will hold an open meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 13 to introduce new councillors and to discuss proposals for village celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on the weekend of June 2-5, 2012.
8:50am Tuesday 23rd August 2011
10:38am Tuesday 16th August 2011
2:04pm Wednesday 3rd August 2011
1:09pm Wednesday 27th July 2011
FOR THOSE interested in the progress of the Children of Fiji balloons (launched from Cattistock on Sunday, July 11), the balloon that has travelled the furthest so far was found in Ebershausen in Germany. It had travelled 604.66 miles!
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