February highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

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Something Special’s handbag sale – in time for Valentine’s Day

Hilary has reduced the prices on some of her Fiorelli handbags at Something Special so if you are looking for a great gift (or need to nudge your loved one with a suggestion or two ….) then check them out. You can either pop into the shop or visit Hilary’s new online version ‘High Market […]

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Yoga classes with Nadja Schütt starting in February

Fun, relaxing and uplifting yoga classes for all. Come and enjoy gentle movement, breathing and peace, where you can just be you! Go home feeling energised, centered, happy and refreshed. Nadja trained in Hatha yoga, specialising in Ashtanga and Shivananda, in India and Australia. A practitioner for 15 years, she works with a fusion of […]

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Treasure Island at half term

A Live Relay of the National Theatre’s Christmas show, Treasure Island, was shown locally a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, and have heard the rave reviews it attracted, there’s another chance to see it, and best of all you can take the smaller ones – it’s suitable for ages 10 and upwards […]

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York to Scarborough rail line to close at half term

If you’re planning an outing during the forthcoming school half term holiday (February 14 to 22) you may like to note that no trains will be running on the York to Scarborough rail line (which passes through Malton) during this time, to allow closure of the Scarborough Bridge in York for a £6m refurbishment. Express […]

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Save Kirkbymoorside Library

Do you know that North Yorkshire County Council want volunteers in Kirkbymoorside to take over the running of the library? They want people to come forward to write a business plan, bid for a grant to help with running costs, raise money to pay for heating and lighting and recruit 60 or more volunteers to […]

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Keeping track of buses in winter weather

With more bad weather threatened for the next few days, here is some useful advice from the EYMS (operators of our local 128 bus service) about catching the bus during severe weather. • Check out the latest situation to see whether your bus is affected: you can do this via our Twitter, or on the […]

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Register your appliances

Research shows just over a third of British purchasers register all of their appliances with the manufacturer, leaving many thousands of owners virtually untraceable if a safety repair is required. To combat this, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) has launched a new web portal designed to make it quicker and easier for […]

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Paloma Faith performs at Dalby Forest – June 26th

Following her sold out forest tour in 2013 the Forestry Commission is proud to once again present the unique Paloma Faith at all seven Forest Live venues. Paloma Faith told Forest Live: We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there […]

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Tribute to Harry Ward

The Kirkbymoorside History Group was saddened to hear of the death of Harry Ward earlier this month at the age of 91. Harry had been interviewed by the group in December and his memories and recollections of childhood days in Harome were published in the latest book ‘Bread and Cheese’. It was a real pleasure to […]

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Rock show comes to Kirkby

The North East Yorkshire Geology Trust is bringing it’s famous rock and fossil roadshow to Kirkbymoorside on Wednesday 18th February, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to handle rocks and fossils and get help with the identification of your own.

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York Guildhall Orchestra give romantic Valentine’s Day concert

From the York Guildhall Orchestra: Our next concert by happens to fall February 14th, Valentine’s Day, so of course we could not pass up that opportunity. The concert will feature various pieces associated with joys and travails of unrequited love! Joining us will some wonderful young talent – Rebecca Taylor (piano), Céline Forrest (soprano) and […]

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Charity swap shop at Ryedale Folk Museum

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Changes to 128 bus timetable

East Yorkshire Motorbus Service has announced that it will be making changes to the timetable for the 128 sevice from Helmsley to Scarborough with effect from March 8,”to help prevent buses getting delayed in heavy traffic”.  Details aren’t available yet: watch this space.

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Pizza for Peru

Ryedale School with Camps International are organising a trip to Peru in the summer of 2016. In order to help fund this exciting expedition the Summit Bakery is organising pizza nights for the last Saturday of each month. If you would like to contribute to the trip while enjoying freshly made pizza please book a […]

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New meditation group starts in Kirkby

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Parent, Baby and Toddlers Groups meet in Kirkbymoorside

also an outdoor group meet in Pickering:

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Fracking Meeting in Malton

A public meeting to learn more about fracking will be held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday 4 February starting at 6.30pm The meeting, facilitated by Ryedale District Council, follows a unanimous decision by councillors to hold an impartial public meeting on fracking to raise public awareness. Speakers at the meeting will include: * […]

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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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Tour de Yorkshire

The details of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire have been announced: Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 174km Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York – 174km Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and […]

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History Group invite you for a cuppa and a chat

Wednesday 4th February 2015 – A Tea and Chat Session – Moorside Room – 9.30 – 5pm The Kirkbymoorside History Group is planning a series of exhibitions and drop-in sessions throughout the year beginning with a Tea & Chat session on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at the Moorside Room (aka Old Library) in Kirkbymoorside. We are […]

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Town Council Extraordinary meeting Monday 26th January

An extraordinary meeting of the council will be at 7.00pm on Monday 26th January 2015 in The Moorside Room, 9 Church Street. Members of the council are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. Photographing, recording, broadcasting or transmitting the proceedings of a meeting is permitted so long […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum re-opens

Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole reopens after its winter break at 10.00 am on Sunday February 1st.

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Georgians on the silver screen at Fairfax House

A rare treat for film fans is coming up at Fairfax House in York. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York’s most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr. But then it was extensively adapted in the twentieth century […]

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Election briefing for Ryedale

As well as candidates and agents this may be of interest to people wishing to stand in parish, town and district council elections who are not already members, haven’t an agent and don’t belong to a political party. Thanks to the clerk of Pickering Town Council for sending this across to the blog.

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England’s National Parks are open for business – spread the word

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses. And now the National Park Authorities (NPAs) that are charged with managing the Parks, are teaming up with local businesses to ensure they flourish and grow into the future. National Parks England is today (Monday) publishing an Offer […]

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Songs of Praise comes to Kirkbymoorside

The annual Songs of Praise in Ryedale, as part of Christian Unity week, which is celebrated throughout the UK, takes place this year in All Saints Church in Kirkbymoorside at 6.30pm on Sunday 25 January. This is very much a celebration in song, readings, uplifting music and the community together in sharing their commitment to […]

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Teddy Bear week on the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Travel with us this half term (14 to 22 February) and every child that brings a full paying adult, and most importantly, a teddy bear with them, travels for free. Services run between Pickering and Grosmont each day with services to Whitby on Sunday February 15 & 22. You […]

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Local Young Greens group set up

Thirsk and Malton Green Party has established a Young Greens group in response to a surge in membership of first-time voters in this May’s General Election. The Young Greens group have already set up a Facebook group and Twitter Account @t_myounggreens, and have already been showing their support for the anti-fracking movement in Ryedale and […]

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February walks with the Ramblers

Walks on offer in February from the local group of the Ramblers are: 1st February: Thornton-le-Dale Car Park 9 miles, grid ref. SE 835 829, Leaders G&P. Donnor. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 4th February: Lastingham Village Hall, 7 miles, grid ref. SE 728 904, Leader M Richardson. 10.30 am start. Dogs […]

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