The births, marriages and lives of our families, friends and loved ones

Party time with the Inner Wheel

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DORCHESTER woman celebrated her 98th birthday surrounded by friends and fellow members of Dorchester’s Inner Wheel.

Bundle of joy for first-time parents

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BEAUTIFUL Lydia Rose Elsie Hogger kept her parents waiting before making her entrance into the world.

Golden day for national award winner

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WEYMOUTH woman has won a national award for her work with Ann Summers.

Joyful parents

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PROUD parents Linda and Jeff Martin from Reedling Close, Weymouth, welcomed the birth of their first child, Sophie Amelia Martin.

Racing for RNLI funds

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PURBECK man Alan Aldridge celebrated his 70th birthday by doing something for others as he ran a 10k marathon to raise money for the RNLI.

Saving lives for 32 years

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

LULWORTH Coastguard Rescue Officer Sarah Welton, 65, has hung up her boots ‘to make way for younger and fitter colleagues’.

Long-serving nurse calls it a day

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A LONG-SERVING district nurse has hung up her uniform after a 20-year career.

Retirement after 18 years of helping

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

SUE Akester, from West Stafford, celebrated her retirement as vice chairman of the Disabilities Trust after an 18-year career as a Trustee.

Top award for bravery

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A RESIDENT at Highclere House Care Home in Weymouth was honoured with a top award for her courage in the face of illness.

We're in the news: Music, comedy and food help raise thousands of pounds

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MUSIC, comedy and good food helped raise thousands of pounds in the fight against cancer.

We're in the news: Support given to Will Aid

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Kitson and Trotman offices in Bridport, Lyme, and Beaminster will lend their support to Will Aid, in trying to reduce the number of people who have no existing will and help charity at the same time.

We're in the news: Guests have a ball as £40,000 is raised

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GUESTS danced their way to raising £40,000 for a children’s hospice charity.

We're in the news: The Society of Dorset Men raise £300 for charity

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A DORSET group has been raising cash to help the county’s bereaved young people.

We're in the news: Magna Housing Group rounds off 25th anniversary celebrations

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Magna Housing Group rounded off their 25th anniversary celebrations with an evening reception for over 80 people who have been closely involved with its work over the years.

38 years ends in a sweet farewell

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HOUSE of Dorchester chocolates celebrated the retirement of Helen Blackman, who has worked for the company for 38 years.

Remembering the good days - Jack White reaches 90

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OVER 50 people turned out to celebrate Portland man Jack White’s milestone 90 birthday. Mr White held a tea party at The Heights Hotel in Portland and his birthday cake was decorated with a picture of himself aged 16, in his Air Training Corps uniform.

Agnes celebrates her 100th birthday in style

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

CENTENARIAN Agnes Land celebrated her 100th birthday in style with friends, family, and staff at Castle View home in Poundbury.

Tradesmen are real high-pliers

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WEYMOUTH business celebrated a 10-year career anniversary for two of their staff with a beach barbecue in Smallmouth.

Happy loss for ladies

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A group of Weymouth friends who met at a slimming group celebrated competing for their group’s title of Woman of the Year.

Delight at home donation

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Staff at a residential children’s home in Weymouth have celebrated receiving a poignant £300 donation.

Cheers! Peggy celebrates her 100th birthday

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BEAMINSTER woman and Broadwindsor House resident Peggy Ward celebrated her 100th birthday with a surprise party.

Stud farm is riding high

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Dorset stud farm Yeguada Lago celebrated its recent success at the British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse Show at Harpbury College.

Our Italian wedding

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Sutton Poyntz family are celebrating after their son Paul Edge’s marriage to Federica Sporeni in Italy.

Traditional Philippine ceremony for baptism

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Friends and family are celebrating after the baptism of Francisco Windsor at the Parish Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Weymouth.

New Inner Wheel Club president

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Dorchester’s Inner Wheel club welcomed new president Jackie Greet in a handover ceremony.

Salvation Army couple are wed

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Weymouth couple who are both in the Salvation Army met recently got married at the organisation's Weymouth branch, surrounded by over 120 family and friends.

Class act for school of drama

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE DORSET School of Acting is celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent success rate placing its 2014 students.

Couple tie the knot on island

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple spent their big day on Portland looking over the Jurassic Coast.

Honour for member of Weymouth's volunteer lifeboat crew

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A MEMBER of Weymouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew was presented with a medal for his 30 years of service.

Charity couple’s 61st anniversary

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LYME Regis couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by helping a charity they love.

Birthday sing-song for Quangle Wangle Choir

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WEYMOUTH choir celebrated their 20th birthday by doing what they love best – singing.

It’s 100-up for island girl ‘Rose'

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PORTLAND woman celebrated her 100th birthday with flowers, cards and happy memories.

Anniversary party

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ONE DORSET couple have celebrated 28 happy years together.

Jumping for joy

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS from June Hornby’s Dance Studio in Weymouth are jumping for joy after securing places at some of the country’s top dance schools in London.

Agricultural students praised

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET students were praised in the fourth National Farmers' Union student of the year awards.

Governor's role for Judy Barnard-Jones

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PORTLAND woman has become the first female district governor of Rotary.

Doris Keating celebrates turning 100

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE secret to a happy life is remembering to have fun and make people laugh, according to Doris Keating who recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Lifetime achievement award for Mike Boyce

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PORTLAND man has been given a lifetime achievement award honouring his 45 years as skipper.

Fire crew honours newlywed pair

Dorset Echo: HONOUR: The crew lines up for the newlyweds

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A NEWLYWED couple walked through a firefighters’ guard of honour.

Royal awards for community stalwarts

Dorset Echo: GONG: Dr Holly Phillips

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

DORSET’S community heroes have been lauded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Jason's now half the man he used to be

Dorset Echo: WELL DONE: Jason Peters, left, getting his award from Mick Adams

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A WEYMOUTH man has been voted Man of the Year after losing seven stone.

The wedding of Kelly Stone and Mark Heath

Dorset Echo: OUR BIG DAY: Kelly Stone weds Mark Heath with son Rafferty, daughter Xanthe, back to camera, sister Dionne and niece Lacey

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

FORMER Bridport News editorial assistant Kelly Stone got the wedding of her dreams when she married groom Mark Heath with their son Rafferty as best man.

The 100th birthdays of Evelyn Booker and Doris Chainey

Dorset Echo: TON-UP: Evelyn Booker turns 100 at Whitway House nursing home, Winterbourne Abbas

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

CHAMPAGNE, tea and cake were the order of the day when Evelyn Booker celebrated her 100th birthday.

A flying visit for Lily's 100th birthday

Dorset Echo: HAVING A HOOT: Barney the owl helps celebrate Lily Smith’s 100th birthday

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

PROUD Essex girl Lilian Smith enjoyed a visit from some feathered friends as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Chickerell lady marks 101st birthday

Dorset Echo: Winnie Woodsford

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

FAMILY and staff gathered to celebrate the 101st birthday of Winnie Woodsford.

Affpuddle couple's 50 years of wedded bliss

Dorset Echo: TRUE LOVE: Bob and Diana Holman on their wedding day

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

LAUGHTER, love and understanding are the key ingredients to one couple’s 50 years together.

Baby joy for Gregory and Cassandra

Dorset Echo: DOING WELL: Baby Genevieve

12:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple have become parents for the first time with the birth of their daughter Genevieve Imogen Allen.

Sounds like good news for Odyssey

Dorset Echo: MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: The majorettes have got a new sound system

11:35am Thursday 15th May 2014

THE ODYSSEY Majorettes have an extra spring in their step thanks to a donation from the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club.

Baby Eva Mai is welcomed into world by sister Scarlett

Dorset Echo: BABY LOVE: Scarlett Russ with new sister Eva Mai and, insey below, with parents Colin and Lisa

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A WEYMOUTH family have welcomed a new daughter.

Classical club has a 70th birthday bash

Dorset Echo: MUSIC TO  OUR EARS: Weymouth Classical Recorded Music Society members with chairman Basil Devenish-Meares

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

WEYMOUTH'S Classical Recorded Music Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary.


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