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A Seal Pup on Sark

February 27, 2019 By 0 Comment
A Seal Pup on Sark

An Atlantic grey seal was born on Sark this winter, the first record of seals breeding on the island. The pup was found when it was just over two weeks old by a local lady sea-swimmer after she had seen an adult seal, the pup’s mother, in the same area several times. A couple of days later the pup was abandoned by its mother, a natural behaviour once it is…

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Making Way for Heather

February 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Making Way for Heather

The Sark Conservation Commandos were in action again this weekend, taking advantage of the exceptionally stunning weather. They were busy clearing patches of gorse on the Eperquerie that has over-crowded heather, an important species for the silver-studded blue, one of Sark’s most precious butterflies. Picture and text courtesy of Sue Daly.  

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Spring is in the Air

February 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Spring is in the Air

For more than a week now Sark has seen some wonderfully mild weather with sunshine and blue skies from dawn ’til dusk. Although there may yet be some winter weather to come, there’s a real sense of spring in the air with birds singing and flowers unfurling. The forecasters are predicting that we will be blessed for another few days so, if you’re thinking of a quick trip to the…

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Jumbling for the Medical Fund

February 12, 2019 By 0 Comment
Jumbling for the Medical Fund

The first jumble sale of the year took place at the weekend with, as usual, a good crowd waiting for the doors to open at 2 o’clock. The stalls of books, clothing, bric-a-brac and toys, along with the raffles and tombola raised almost five hundred pounds for the Professor Saint Fund. Pictures by Sue Daly Perusing the bookstall

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Get Creative on Sark

February 12, 2019 By 0 Comment
Get Creative on Sark

Sark’s tapestry weaving group have been back at work on the three-part tapestry depicting Sark’s west coast. The project was begun in 2015 and since then many visitors have joined residents in contributing a stitch or two. Tapestry weaving is just one of many arts on offer during Creative Sark, a new fortnight-long celebration of local artisans and produce taking place during this year between the 1st and 15th of…

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Fun on the Beach, in January!

January 18, 2019 By 0 Comment
Fun on the Beach, in January!

There was no shortage of volunteers for the Channel Island Big Beach clean here on Sark recently but there was a shortage of rubbish. The event was held on Dixcart beach but the small amount of rubbish that there was didn’t take long to collect so the organisers decided to run a sand sculpture competition for the children instead. The were several mermaids and a turtle created from sand and…

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Discover Sark Guide 2019

January 17, 2019 By 0 Comment
Discover Sark Guide 2019

The paper version of the Discover Sark 2019 guide is now available from Sark Visitor Centre. If you have checked out the online version already, you will have noticed that the cover was designed by Sark’s very own Martin Remphry.  It’s a colourful and animated depiction of the Sark Map playing on the theme of discovering Sark and some of the quintessential elements of Sark. To order your own copy,…

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Congratulations to Jade

January 8, 2019 By 0 Comment
Congratulations to Jade

Friends and family of Jade Perrée gathered in the Avenue on Saturday to celebrate the opening of Jade’s hair and beauty salon, Beaux Cheveux. Jade has bought the business from fellow islander Vanessa Clarke, who set it up in 1999, and for whom she worked while training. Jade will be offering a full range of hairdressing services for ladies, men and children as well as beauty treatments including manicures and…

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The Sark Soapbox Challenge

January 3, 2019 By 0 Comment
The Sark Soapbox Challenge

The New Year literally got off to a flying start here on Sark with the island’s first ever Soapbox Challenge. The event saw 11 teams racing from the Church to the Manoir corner in their homemade carts that included Postman Pat’s van, a tribute to Donald Campbell’s speedboat Bluebird and an Hawaiian-themed racer. Points were awarded for both design style and speed down the course. The A-Team took first place…

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Remembering Operation Hardtack

January 3, 2019 By 0 Comment
Remembering Operation Hardtack

Those who lost their lives in Operation Hardtack 7, a Commando raid on Sark during the Second World War, were remembered this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the event. The raid took place on the night of 27th December 1943 when a unit of French and British Commandos landed on the Hog’s Back but the men were forced to retreat after setting off land mines. Two Commandos were…

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