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Evening of Music at Ballymena Academy

Ballymena Academy Old Pupils’ Association. are holding an evening of music on Saturday, February 10, in celebration of 50 years of music at the school’s Galgorm Road site. Tickets are now on sale to the public and can bought at the school office or by emailing kathryncollie@hotmail.co.uk

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Lecture on the Digital Age

Lecture on the Digital Age

Rev. Nathan Decker, an American pastor, will be speaking on “Living Wisely in a Digital Age” at 7.45pm on Wednesday, January 24, in the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC). 83 Clarence Street, Ballymena.

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Babies Harry and Aodhan, with mums Kara-Leigh and Vidette, enjoying the launch of the Baby and Me group.

‘Baby and Me’ service launched for parents

The Northern Trust’s Health Visiting Service has launched a new service for parents called ‘Baby and Me’.

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Slemish College Year 10 students enjoyed the Starbucks Coffee Morning and Prize Draw held at the College

Slemish students raise funds for MacMillan

Slemish College Year 10 students enjoyed a Starbucks Coffee Morning and Prize Draw held at the College on Thursday, January 18.

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Jubilee Community Benefit Society is holding its first volunteer day at Jubilee Farm on Saturday, January 27, from 1-5pm.

First Community Volunteer Day at Jubilee Farm

Volunteers are being sought to help transform an overgrown walled garden in County Antrim into a thriving horticultural and environmental centre that will supply fresh vegetables to the local community.

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Autism NI Patron, Stephen Clements calls on local businesses, schools and the community in Ballymena to support World Autism Awareness Month.

‘Making sense of Autism’ family fun day

Autism NI Patron, Stephen Clements is calling on local businesses, schools and communities to support the forthcoming World Autism Awareness Month this April and get behind the charity’s new campaign - ‘Making Sense of Autism’.

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Ballymena Dance Academy members pictured with some of their many awards.

Ballymena Dance Academy qualify for Dance World Cup

Fourteen talented young dancers from Ballymena Dance Academy have been selected to represent Team Northern Ireland in the prestigious Dance World Cup 2018.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UKs National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018

Council’s ‘creative initiative’ shortlisted for UK Award

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UK’s National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018.

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Alison Irwin, Head of Equality, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Claire Campbell, Carers Coordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Clare-Anne Magee, General Manager, Carers NI, Lyn Campbell, Information and Development, Officer Carers NI.

Are you a carer? New online support is now available

The Northern Trust has teamed up with Carers NI and Carers UK to offer further support to carers across this area via digital resources tailored to their needs.

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Cllr Audrey Wales MBE, Jayne Murray Head of BHF NI and Mark Lynn cut the ribbon on the new BHF shop in Ballymena

Mark (7) opens new Ballymena BHF Shop

A young Ballymena boy who was born with congenital heart disease has officially opened the new British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) shop in the town.

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Grahame Harris from Templepatrick played a pibroch (a form of music for the Scottish pipes) on Highland pipes in a Burns Night Concert which is to be show on BBC2 as he accompanied Ballyclare High School Choir as they sang a cantaireachd (a musical tradition which employs chanting).

Ballymena musicians on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ programme

Two Ballymena Fiddle Players will be among a host of local musicians performing on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ which will be televised on BBC-Two NI at 9pm on Thursday, January 25, the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

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Rachel McAuley (14) and Ellen Martin (13) won 1st place in the Junior group with their Smart Desk project at the BT Young Scientist Exhibiton.

St Killian’s Young Scientists triumph for third year at BT Exhibition

St Killian’s Garron Tower have, for the second time in three years, won the Matrix Award for the best school from Northern Ireland in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which was held at the weekend in the RDS in Dublin.

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Picture shows from left at the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year�� 2018 was Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel; and  Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY. The nomination window for this year�"s programme is open until February 16th.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Could County Antrim be home to top entrepreneur?

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from County Antrim.

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Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) presenting a cheque for �815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinsons UK.
Pictured handing over the donation are (from left to right) Stephen Gibson, Ronnie Ferguson, Mrs. Adaline Ferguson and Maurice Adams (both from Parkinsons Branch) and Sammy Mills.

Cairndhu Club bowl over Parkinson’s branch with donation

Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) have presented a cheque for £815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinson’s UK.

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Beetle Drive and Pudding Night

Beetle Drive and Pudding Night

A Beetle Drive and Pudding night will be held in Innisrush Parish Church Hall on Thursday, January 18, commencing at 7.30pm.

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A year eight pupil chats to Open Night visitors at Ballymena Academy.

Academy packed for Open Nights

Recent Open Nights at Ballymena Academy enabled prospective pupils and their parents to experience a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities, talk with teachers and current pupils and watch new school videos which are now available on the school website.

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Young people sought for action-packed Army cadet roles.

Parent power fuels Cadet membership drive

Tired of hearing your teenager say ‘I’m bored’?

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Pub With No Beer winner Sean McIlwee receives his prize from Mrs Goodall as Michale Madden looks on. 1989.

In Pictures: The Way We Were

Here are a few photos from the Ballymena Times archive to get you all talking.

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Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children returns this spring. Submitted Image.

Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk returns

This Spring will see the return of the UK’s muddiest fundraising event for little ones – Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children and Ballymena nurseries, early years groups, families and children are being encouraged to take part between April 23-29.

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