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Dukeries Community Workshop

4th January 2019
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Dukeries Community Workshop

For the second time, the Dukeries Community Workshop participated in the Thoresby Winterfest event to raise much needed funds to help keep the centre, based at the Dukeries Complex, open. In addition to the sale of hand-crafted goods made at the workshop, it also had a tombola stall and provided Santa for the little ones. read more

Lynds Close Luncheon Club

4th January 2019
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Lynds Close Luncheon Club

On Thursday 1st November the diners of Lynd’s Close sat down to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Luncheon Club. From small beginnings with only a few diners, the volunteers now regularly cook and serve a three-course meal to 40 diners. read more

Ollerton WI

3rd January 2019
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Ollerton WI

Ollerton WI members would like to wish everyone a wonderful new year. They look forward to an exciting new year packed with entertainment, fun and some education — you’re never too old to learn. read more

Knit and Natter Group

3rd January 2019
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Knit and Natter Group

You are invited to join knitters on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm at their friendly Knit and Natter Group. This is held at the Methodist Church, Forest Road, Ollerton. Members knit and crochet items for charity and the local community. Tea and biscuits are provided. You can also do your own knitting and crochet. Wool and needles are provided if needed. read more

Parkinson’s UK

3rd January 2019
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Parkinson’s UK

The committee and members of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK wish all readers a very happy and healthy new year.  The branch’s year begins with a talk by Penny Wielgus (neurological dietician) about ‘Diet and Parkinson’s’ on Tuesday 8th January, at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club. read more

A not so peaceful winter

30th December 2018
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Community Focus

In colder parts of the world, many species spend the winter in hibernation, lowering their body temperature and reducing their heart rate and breathing, so they use up less energy. Here in the UK our relatively mild climate means that very few species actually use this technique and most creatures will be active all winter. read more

Special award for Edwinstowe’s Ella

30th December 2018
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Girlguiding Nottinghamshire

Edwinstowe Brownie Ella Howarth, aged seven, was presented with a special award at her unit meeting in November by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. The Celtic Cross is given to mark exceptional courage, loyalty and commitment, particularly in the face of illness or disability. read more

Dukeries Community Workshop

17th December 2018
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Dukeries Community Workshop

Volunteers from the Dukeries Community Workshop had great pleasure in accepting the commission of a life-sized Centennial Memorial Display for Co-op Funeral Care in New Ollerton. Philip Parr designed and made the sculpture from wood at the workshop and was assisted in setting up the life-sized display by Audrey Kew, another of the workshop’s active members. The sculpture looked particularly stunning when viewed after dark. read more

See Rattlejag Morris on Boxing Day

16th December 2018
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Rattlejag Morris

If you are out and about on Boxing Day this year, Rattlejag Morris, based in Retford, will be ‘dancing out’, as is the old tradition at rural pubs, and everyone is welcome to join them — maybe even having a chance to dance.  As in previous years, they will be taking their local ‘plough morris’ style to the Blue Bell Inn, in Gringley-on-the-Hill, at 12.00pm, on 26th December and at 1.00pm to the Blacksmith’s Arms in Everton. read more

Sherwood Forest Probus Club

14th December 2018
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Sherwood Forest Probus Club

What is that? It is a group of people who are retired or semi-retired and meet once a month for a talk, meal and a chat.  When? At 11.30am on the first Thursday of the month. Where? At South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe.
What can I expect? read more