Interview – Ryedale Cancer Support and Social Group

It was great to meet Peter Anderson from this relatively new but important Ryedale support group for people coping with cancer. In the interview Peter outlines their origins, the support they provide and details of where and when they meet.

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Calling all Kirkby dogs and their owners!

A wonderful photographic project is taking place in town for our many four legged friends and their owners. Read all about it below: Catch the latest updates on the project here.

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Hay making in Manor Vale

Many thanks to all who helped at Manor Vale in glorious weather last Friday including Tink, Liz, Elaine, Andrew, Abi and the children. We helped to ensure the continued survival of a range of wild flowers including an area of orchids. The mower was running ‘like a dog’ so we left an area to finish […]

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Great day of cricket and tennis fun

Today marked the first of a series of summer sporting days down at the Sportsfield run by Jacques Budricks, one of Kirkby’s popular junior cricket coaches. Jacques was brilliant at keeping the children enthused with a wide variety of ball related games, not just cricket and tennis. The lads who came along had a great […]

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Diary of events in the coming week

Monday July 28 Two theatre summer schools at HAC begin (five/two days) Cricket and tennis coaching begin (various other dates) Tuesday July 29 Ryedale Show Thursday July 31 Pickering Traction Engine Rally (to August 3)

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Kirkbymoorside post office re-opens

The renovated Post Office in the Market Place reopened on schedule yesterday with a bright shiny new look, longer hours, and the same friendly service.

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WWI Commemoration – Kirkbymoorside Branch of the Royal British Legion

To mark the centenary of WW1 the branch is to hold a short commemoration on Monday 4 August at Pump Hill (opposite the War Memorial). This will begin approx. 12.50am and be followed by a 2 minutes silence. All support will be appreciated on this memorable occasion.

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Celebrating National Parks Week

Two free family festivals top and tail the North York Moors National Park’s celebrations for this year’s National Parks Week. ParkFest, on Sunday 27 July at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby sets the scene while MoorFest on Sunday 3 August at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, rounds off a week of guided walks, children’s […]

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Enjoy the sunshine at Helmsley Walled Garden

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Honesty Box Emptied

Kirkbymoorside In Bloom has fallen victim to those looking for an easy target. The group has a stand of plants and jams down Piercy End, to raise funds for all their fantastic work around town. Sadly it was discovered today that in the last day someone had helped themselves to about £5 from the box and […]

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New parliamentary candidate announced

Kevin Hollinrake is a name you will come to know quite well, possibly very well. He has been selected by the local Conservative party as the candidate to fight the next election, following the de-selection of our present MP, Anne McIntosh, and in this safe Tory seat, that gives him a very good chance of […]

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Public Access Defibrillator located at the George & Dragon Hotel

A Community Public Access Defibrillator, or CPAD, has recently been positioned at The George and Dragon Hotel in Kirkbymoorside. It joins those at Fadmoor and Gillamoor. It can be accessed and used by any member of the public in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, occurring in the town. This is a […]

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Little Yoga Company – September Retreat

BILLY DOYLE’S AUTUMN RETREAT FRIDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER at AMPLEFORTH ABBEY This approach emphasizes working with the energy body. Through a letting go and listening without anticipation we allow the body sensation to unfold. We discover in the process, our real body to be light, transparent and expanded in space. In our practice […]

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Celebrating the new Chapel extension

Friday 23 August – Wednesday 27 August ‘Dreams and Visions’ A festival of flowers, arts and crafts to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished church premises. All are welcome to view the results of the recent building work. Opening times as follows: Saturday 23 August 9.30am – 2.00pm Sunday 24 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm Monday […]

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A Gillamoor Gardener – July 2014

It’s hot out there! Haven’t we been loving this weather, the sunshine we thought wasn’t going to return as we had it so good last summer? However, now I am beginning to worry about my garden’s water reserves and how to keep all our flowers, hedge and veggies going. The water butts and collecting buckets […]

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History Exhibition Success

Many thanks to all those who braved the heat and came in to see us today at The Moorside Room. The solar powered windmill was certainly generating a breeze today! The  display will continue tomorrow between 10 - 5pm so catch us before we close. We hope you enjoy discovering the restored stones in the Churchyard, […]

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Monty Python Live (mostly)

“Who’d have thought, Obadiah, that forty years on we’d be …. doing a revival of Monty Python?” The opening of the four Yorkshiremen sketch was a dead cert for inclusion in the much advertised Monty Python reunion show which concluded its short run at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday night with a live […]

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Tour the NYMR engine sheds

An invitation from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to visit their engine sheds: Our shed tours last approximately one and a half  to two hours and cover the lighting up and preparation, coaling and watering, and disposal of locomotives as well as the maintenance, repair and overhaul of some of our engines. Tours will be […]

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New Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton seat to be announced soon

Ryedale’s potential next MP is expected to be announced this week. A special meeting of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association is to be held tomorrow to choose a prospective parliamentary candidate, to replace Anne McIntosh who has been de-selected. Speculation over the final four, who have been selected from about 90 applications, has mounted […]

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Reminder: local show dates

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Summer fun day for kids, teen movie night, booking now

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Artist available for commissions

Professional Digital Portraits by Gregg Hartley Limited time only Prices from £60 – £100 Print on High Quality paper or Canvas (Prices will vary dependent on Size and Material). For Enquiries please email – mnolocon@yahoo.co.uk Examples of my worK:

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Old Road Play Area, Kirkbymoorside

Old Road Play Area Summer Fun Days

Dates for our Old Road fundays this summer are Friday 25th July , Wednesday 6th August and Wednesday 27th August. Hoping for some decent weather and seeing you all there. Times are 1:30 till 4:30. Bouncy castle, refreshments will be served and there will be a gazebo with crafts. Only £1 for the whole afternoon […]

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Diary of events on the blog for the coming week

Monday July 21 Town council meeting Wednesday July 23 Exhibition of graveyard renovation project (2 days) Friday July 25 Manor Vale hay day NYMR story train NYMR Engine shed tour (other dates available) Old Road Play Area summer fun day (other dates available) Sunday July 27 2 walks with the Ramblers Ryedale Walking Group walk […]

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Pickering Traction Engine Rally

The 62nd annual Pickering Traction Engine rally – a spectacular event hosting the biggest line of showmans’ engines and fairground organs ever seen in the North! – is happening on the weekend of July 31 – August 3 at Pickering Showground. There is so much to see and do: over 1000 vintage and classic cars, […]

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Summer reading challenge for youngsters

The summer reading challenge is aimed at children aged four to 11 and is running in all North Yorkshire libraries this summer. The theme this year is ‘Mythical Maze’ and it’s free to take part. The challenge is to read six library books over the summer. The challenge started on 12 July and runs until […]

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Churchyard repair works completed!

Thanks to some superb weather and a lot of muscle power, the final two challenges have been completed by Sid and his men. The Petch tomb which was collapsing into the ground is now at least a foot higher and has its feet once more! After a lot of contemplation the two marble plaques are […]

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Ryedale Show, July 29

Don’t forget that the 148th Ryedale Agricultural Show will be held on Tuesday 29th July 2014, in Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, by kind permission of WGP Shaw. The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional Agricultural Show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all Sections and Trade Stands that attend […]

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Tributes to late Reverend Ronald Treasure

Reverend Ronald Treasure died on July 4, aged 90. Reverend Treasure was wellknown throughout Rydale.  He was Vicar of Malton from 1962 to 1989, after which he retired to Kirkbymoorside, where he continued to be active in the church, taking part in services and visiting parishoners. You can read a tribute from his son Will […]

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York Theatre Royal announces big grant

Amidst the recent not-so-good news for some arts organisations in the region, there was cause for celebration at York Theatre Royal this week.  With a number of our regional arts organisations affected by the funding cuts announced earlier this month, it was very pleasing to get some good news. York Theatre Royal has heard that […]

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