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‘Enterprise in Business’ is celebrated in Mid & East Antrim

Enterprise in Mid and East Antrim has been celebrated by local business leaders and Council partners.

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Kerrie Wilson of Duneane Primary School, Toomebridge receives the ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Teaching for Primary School teachers from Chris Little, MLA

Primary school teacher honoured at prestigious education awards

A teacher at Duneane Primary School has been honoured at a prestigious education awards event.

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Summer Madness Festival is coming to Glenarm. (submitted pic).

Summer Madness coming to Glenarm

Over 2000 young people, clergy and leaders will gather at the Glenarm Estate on June 29, for a long week-end of worship, music, sport, activities, seminars, drama and debate.

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Children in the borough have accepted a special mission set by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to spy on all those energy wasting appliances in the home in a bid to save energy.

Borough’s young Energy Detectives are on the case

Children in the borough have accepted a special mission set by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to spy on all those energy wasting appliances in the home in a bid to save energy.

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael presents the Calorie Wise Award to Catering Managers Karen McLaughlin (Holywell Hospital), Marcia Ormiston and Geraldine Ward (Antrim Area Hospital) and Violet Davidson (Whiteabbey Hospital). They are joined by Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Stephens, Chief Executive, Northern Health & Social Care Trust, Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency and Kathryn Wilson, Environmental Health Officer with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Rewarded for being ‘Calorie Wise’

Environmental Health Teams from Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim, Mid Ulster and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils are celebrating being ‘Calorie Wise’.

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Dogs’ Day Out at Castle Gardens

Dogs’ Day Out at Castle Gardens

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary will be hosting their first ever Dogs Day out at Antrim Castle Gardens on Saturday, June 30, from 11am-4pm.

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A Canadian researching relatives surnamed Alexander in his family tree is appealing to people in the Ballymena area for help. He is searching for information on these three people  Miss Alexander, James Alexander (son of Sam Alexander) and Mrs Sam Alexander who are featured on this photograph dated August 16, 1947. He can be contacted via email at blackriver56@cogeco.ca

Family research appeal - can you help?

A Canadian researching relatives surnamed Alexander in his family tree is appealing to people in the Ballymena area for help.

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BEST IN BEAUTY: 18-year-old, Northern Regional College student, Catherine McGuckian from Carnlough is celebrating coming top of the class in the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques at the College's Ballymena campus. Catherine previously completed a Level 2 beauty course at Northern and has gained valuable experience working in a local beauty salon. Now that she has completed her studies, Catherine now hopes to go on to work as a beautician on cruise ships.

Courses and Careers Fair at NRC Farm Lodge

With so many courses and training opportunities available, this time of year can be challenging and confusing for young people - and their parents - as they weigh up all the available options.

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Get your farm vehicle marked at the Mart

Get your farm vehicle marked at the Mart

Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is running a free farm vehicle marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday, June 27, from 10am to 2pm.

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Preparing a Lanark Blackface Shearling Ram for the ring at Ballymena Show: Graham Wallace and his son Mark, from Broughshane.

Show Time in Ballymena

Heavy showers of rain may have dampened the grass at Ballymena Show Grounds throughout the day on Saturday but the weather did nothing to detract from the great crowds that turned out for this year’s event.

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Mid and East Antrim Mayor Lindsay Millar and Councillor Stephen Nicholl (right) helping out on site at the former Methodist manse.

From old Manse to new ‘habitat’

Volunteers are supporting a community project which will see a former church manse transformed into homes for vulnerable young people.

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All Ireland Wife Carrying Championships return to Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle on 14 and 15 July.'www.dalriadafestival.co.uk'Picture: Paul Faith

All-Ireland Wife Carrying Championships open for entries

The All Ireland Wife Carrying Championships are now open for entry for couples who think their relationship can stand the test.

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Don’t miss a trick - be scam aware in June

If you were unfortunate enough to fall victim to a scam would you know who to report it to?

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Agnes Wharry, Gladys Smyth, Moira McAllister and Margaret McMullan take a keen interest in some of the flower arrangements on display at the Slemish Area WI AGM.

Slemish Area WI annual meeting

The eight Institutes of Slemish Area held their recent annual meeting in Cullybackey College.

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St Colmcille's Primary School P7 class with their teacher Mr Walls and Catherine Savage from the Housing Executive after being awarded thirrd prize in the Housing Executive's Home Energy Schools Poster Competition.

St Colmcille’s pupils go in to energy saving mode

The P7 class of St Colmcille’s in Ballymena has picked up £500 by taking part in the Housing Executive’s Home Energy Schools Poster Competition.

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Linzi Stewart Community Fundraiser (North) Northern Ireland Alzheimer's Society met with staff of Iceland Ballymena  to recognise their hard work in raising the fourth highest amount of any of the Iceland stores in the UK.

Ballymena in top five Iceland stores in UK for fundraising

Warm hearted Iceland staff in Ballymena are fabulous when it comes to fundraising.

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Staff  at Antrim Area Hospital which is the first to  welcome Breastfeeding photograph exhibition 'More Than Milk' on tour.

More than milk on tour at AAH

Antrim Area Hospital (AAH) is the first to welcome Breastfeeding photograph exhibition ‘More Than Milk’ on tour.

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Dance School fundraising quiz

Dance School fundraising quiz

Ballymena Bowling Club will be the venue for a fundraising quiz in aid of the Slemish School of Irish Dance on Friday, June 15, at 8pm.

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Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

A Jump in Muddy Puddles Day will be held at Carnfunnock on Friday, June 29, from 2pm – 5pm.

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Creative citizens knitting their way to Woollen Woods Grand Opening

Creative citizens knitting their way to Woollen Woods Grand Opening

The Woollen Wood returns to Whitehead this Saturday, June 16.

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