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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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CAFRE tractor driving instructor Marty McAleer pictured during a recent tractor driving course with CAFRE Land Based Engineering students.

Tractor driving courses for teens at CAFRE

Many young members of farming families will be preparing to help out with tasks on the land over their school holidays.

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Cathy Chauhan, Product Development & Marketing Manager of Lough Neagh Fishermen's Co-operative Society, looks forward to presenting delicious natural produce at the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Antrim, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June when the Fair hosts the Northern Ireland heats of the prestigious Delicious Produce Awards.

Game on to find Delicious food champions

Local food heroes from across Northern Ireland are being challenged to step up to the plate by entering the national Delicious Produce Awards which annually honour the best in small-to-medium scale, artisan-produced food and drink.

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Pictured at the handover of the new portable echocardiogram machine.'(L-R) Lorraine Davidson, Richard and Ronda Powell with their children William Grace and Harry, Dr Brian Craig and Dr Brian Grant.'(Submitted Picture).

Fundraising farmers deliver new echo machine for Clark Clinic

A new portable echocardiogram machine has been purchased from funds raised by Ballymena Livestock Market and Gleno Valley Young Farmers.

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Around 50 people made up of Clergy, Church leaders and those enthusiastic about their community gathered in Larne Town Hall for a conference exploring the role of the church in local communities.''Church and Community ' Working toward Peace and Prosperity in Mid and East Antrim' also looked at how we can work together for the common good of the borough and those who live in it.

Working towards peace and prosperity in borough

Around 50 people made up of Clergy, Church leaders and those enthusiastic about their community gathered recently in Larne Town Hall for a conference exploring the role of the church in local communities.

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The Boys' Brigade Anchor Boy Appeal has raised an amazing �6,000 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. 'The money was raised by the boys in companies from across NI at fun nights, collecting five pences, staging a lock-in and taking part in a muddy boot walk. Pictured are boys from  First Clough Boys' Brigade Company in Ballymena Battalion, who were one of the many companies who took part in the appeal, with Naomi Thompson (left), Cancer Focus NI, and Anne Houston, chair of the Anchor Boy committee.

Anchor Boys raise funds for Cancer Focus

The Boys’ Brigade Anchor Boy Appeal has raised £6,000 for Cancer Focus NI.

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