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Sark Roots Festival

September 19, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark Roots Festival

The north end of the island was alive with music this weekend for the second Sark Roots Festival. The event brought performers together from the other Channel Islands and abroad for three days of live music and local food in a celebration of land and sea. There was also a range of activities for children as well as a variety of workshops including drumming, yoga, lantern making, dance and permaculture….

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New Luxury Self-catering Opens on Sark

September 18, 2017 By 0 Comment
New Luxury Self-catering Opens on Sark

Sir Ian Corder, the Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, was on Sark this week to open the Clos a Jaon, a suite of luxury self-catering properties. The 18th century buildings were enjoyed by two generations of the Miller family before one of the sons, Andrew, took on the task of transforming them. The renovation work has taken two years and has been done almost entirely by local builders and craftsmen led by…

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The Baton Comes to Sark

September 15, 2017 By 0 Comment
The Baton Comes to Sark

Pictures by Sue Daly The Baton arrives on Sark The Baton in Sark School Pupils get to hold the Baton Class One’s presentation Sark School with the Baton  

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An Ecumenical Parish

September 5, 2017 By 0 Comment
An Ecumenical Parish

Sunday 3rd September 2017 marked the start of the local ecumenical partnership between St Peter’s Anglican Church and Sark Methodist Church with special services held in both churches. The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Reverend Tim Barker, has been authorised to serve the Guernsey Methodist Circuit and Revd Karen Le Mouton, Sark’s Methodist minister, has been authorised to serve St Peter’s Anglican Church as the resident minister in pastoral charge….

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Sark Life, Autumn 2017

September 4, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark Life, Autumn 2017

  The latest edition of Sark Life magazine is out now with features on artist Margaret Langlois and the newly re-opened Creux Belet area and a lovely story for Halloween written and illustrated by Martin Remphry. The men who gave their lives in World War One are remembered as we approach the centenary of some of their deaths and Reg Guille gives a fascinating account of a commando raid on…

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Grand Autumn Show

August 31, 2017 By 0 Comment
Grand Autumn Show

The Island Hall is awash with flowers, food and all manner of lovely creations at the moment for the Grand Autumn Show, the second of Sark’s two annual flower and produce competitions. This is the larger of the two shows with over a hundred and thirty classes including those for baking, pickles, preserves, dairy produce and the largest pumpkin. Dave Curtis won the Challenge Cup for his collection of vegetables…

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Sark Shipping and Accommodation Special Offers

August 29, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark Shipping and Accommodation Special Offers

Sark Shipping are running a special offer until 31st October for families booking at least one overnight stay in Sark.  Two adults and two children can travel for just £60 return from Guernsey, with additional children travelling for just £5 return each.  The offer excludes the 10am boat and children must be no older than 14 years. To temp you further, local accommodation providers have got in touch to say…

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Project Sunflower’s Buzzing

August 28, 2017 By 0 Comment
Project Sunflower’s Buzzing

  A field near the Island Hall has been transformed into a colourful tangle of flowers buzzing with bees, butterflies and other insects. The two-acre field is home to Sue Daly’s Project Sunflower, a scheme to grow crops specifically for wildlife, as she explains. “There’s a mixture of sunflowers, phacelia, buckwheat, millet and other plants that are attracting plenty of butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Some of the plants have…

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Happy Retirement John

August 26, 2017 By 0 Comment
Happy Retirement John

Well-wishers gathered at Maseline this morning to greet skipper John Bougourd as he brought the Bon Marin into the harbour on his last day of work for the Isle of Sark Shipping Company. John is retiring today after more than forty years of service for the company. (John was also coxswain of the Guernsey lifeboat for many years.) Members of the island’s Harbour Committee presented him with a specially commissioned…

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Cliff Fire Extinguished

August 24, 2017 By 0 Comment

Well done to our fabulous Sark Fire and Rescue Service who tackled a furze fire through most of last night. The fire was on the west coast between the Pilcher monument and the Coupée in an area with steep slopes of bramble and gorse and some sheer drops to the sea. It’s thought that the fire was started by a disposable BBQ so if you’re thinking of using one make…

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