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Asian Hornet

August 18, 2017 By 0 Comment
Asian Hornet

Asian Hornets have recently been spotted on Sark.  These are dangerous to our native bee and insect species.  If you spot the Asian Hornet, please do not disturb it as they have quite a sting but we would be grateful if you could contact Jo Birch and inform her of where you spotted it. Jo can be contacted by email on jo.birch@cwgsy.net or telephone 07781 467920.

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Buddhist Carving

August 18, 2017 By 0 Comment
Buddhist Carving

Carved out for the Millennium, this stunning granite rock stands proudly on L’eperquerie, facing West towards the other islands of Guernsey, Jethou and Herm. Find the panoramic photo of the site on our interactive map here  Look to the Northern tip of Sark for a green marker, under Place of Beauty. in 1999 a Tibetan Buddhist monk visited Sark, and went all over the island with a friend to find…

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Giving Thanks for the Sea

August 17, 2017 By 0 Comment
Giving Thanks for the Sea

The annual Sea Service was held this Sunday, a multi-denominational thanksgiving for the sea and those who work on it. The event was held in Creux harbour and drew a good congregation of residents and visitors. Readings and prayers were given by the Rev’d Karen Le Mouton, the Very Rev’d Tim Baker (Dean of Guernsey) and Lay Reader David Neale. Kathy Dew and His Excellency Sir Ian Corder also gave…

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St Peter’s Church Fete

August 14, 2017 By 0 Comment
St Peter’s Church Fete

The vicarage garden was packed recently for St Peter’s annual summer fete. There was plenty of good old-fashioned fun to be had with the coconut shy, hoopla, tombola and raffles as well as stalls selling bric-a-brac, plants and books. The tea tent did a roaring trade in scones with jam and Sark cream and the stocks were busy as people took the chance to throw wet sponges at each other….

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Clos a Jaon

August 9, 2017 By 0 Comment
Clos a Jaon

Built in 1700, Clos a Jaon was for generations a simple pair of cottages with an adjacent barn, built of Sark granite walls and thatched roofs. Having become uninhabited and fallen into disrepair over the centuries, the once beautiful properties enjoyed an initial restoration in the 1970s, before an ambitious project was undertaken in 2015 to completely renovate the buildings. Sympathetic changes have been made throughout to enhance the beauty and…

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Judgement Day

August 3, 2017 By 0 Comment
Judgement Day

        After another year of hard work by the Sark Community Blooms group, the island was looking at its best today for the RHS Britain in Bloom judges. Sark won last year’s regional round so this year is representing the Bailiwick in the national competition. The three judges visited the Permaculture Garden at Stocks as well as seeing various projects around the island. They were shown the…

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School Celebration

August 2, 2017 By 0 Comment
School Celebration

Sark School celebrated the end of their year recently with a presentation evening at the Island Hall. Each class gave a performance starting with Class One’s story of the Gruffalo followed by a body percussion piece by Class Two then the older children wrote their own top forty. There were awards to the best achievers and improvers as well as sports trophies, and leavers books for those who are moving…

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Racing Sheep & Carnival Weekend

July 24, 2017 By 0 Comment
Racing Sheep & Carnival Weekend

After a slightly damp start, this year’s Sheep Racing and Carnival Weekend got off to a flying start. Saturday was race day with seven sheep races as well as food stalls, games and Dodgy Dave the bookmaker. Cerys was crowned as Miss Sark Princess and India from Manchester was awarded the title of Miss Sark Visitor Princess. There were party nights on Friday and Saturday with live music and the…

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Running a Mile

July 21, 2017 By 0 Comment
Running a Mile

Sark School pupils took part in their annual running race today with the older children covering a mile-long circuit and the infants running a shorter route from the Heart back to School. Brothers Solomon and Bruno came first in Class One and Two respectively and Martin and Freya came joint first out of Class Three. Bruno had the fastest time overall completing the course in 9 minutes and 14 seconds….

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A to B Cycles

July 18, 2017 By 0 Comment
A to B Cycles

We offer flexible hire periods, value for money and friendly service. We have a selection of both mountain bikes and standard cycles. We currently offer a 10% discount on all advance bookings. Bookings can be made by emailing – bookings@atobcycles.com or telephoning – 01481 832844. We also have Tandems, tag a longs, child seats and trailers to cater for the whole family(pushchairs can be left at the shop). We provide …

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