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                    21st June 2007

1.    Dartmouth Art Weekend

2.    Mayoral Divisions

3.    Nigel Way MBE

4.    Ladies’ Lunch Club

5.    Murder Mystery Dinner on the River Dart

6.    Classic Channel Regatta

7.    Battle of the wines

8.    Contented Continental Cheesemonger

9.    Small News

1.     Dartmouth Art Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday 23 and 24 June 2007 10.00am until 4.00pm in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Sue Tweed reports:  As in previous years, we have around 30 artists, sculptors, photographers and other artists, displaying their talents in gazebos in Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth so that the public can watch, and talk to, the artists while they work. We will also have some fun children's activities, and good homemade food in Royal Avenue Gardens, served by the Children’s Hospice volunteers.

Why not come down this weekend, the sun is hot, the beer is cold and the Piemonte is chilled, as are we!  For self catering click here,  for B&B click here,  for Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

2.    Mayoral Divisions

The Mayor of Dartmouth, Cllr Iris Pritchard joined Commodore Martin Alabaster, Commanding Officer of BRNC to take the salute and inspect the young officers at the Mayoral Divisions 'Passing in and Passing Out Parade'.  Also present were town councillors and other VIPs, including the Town's Honoured Citizens, Beryl Calder and Irene Scawn, shown top right with their host officer for the day.  The flypast by a Tornado from RAF Marham took everyone by surprise!

3.    Nigel Way MBE

Nigel Way shown here at 'The Palace' having got his 'just desserts' last week, a well deserved MBE!

Nigel is the first major sponsor of this new Christmas event, 'Candlelit Dartmouth', thanks Nigel!  

On Wednesday 13th June Nigel Way received his MBE from the Queen at  Buckingham Palace, for services to tourism and hospitality. He said "It was  the most memorable day of my life; I was totally overwhelmed by the  magnificence of Buckingham Palace. The Queen was amazing - at 81 years old  she stood smiling for an hour and a half and talked to every one of the recipients."


4.     Ladies’ Lunch Club

A new Ladies’ Lunch Club has been added to the menu at Dart Marina, Dartmouth. Superb Devon produce, served in the relaxed, waterside setting of the River Restaurant - a fabulous way to spend an hour or two in good company. After a delicious lunch, chosen by Executive Head Chef, Mark Streeter, to reflect the very best seasonal flavours, you’ll be entertained by an invited speaker who will add a new dimension to the culinary experience! Lunch is served at 12.30pm and the speaker will talk afterwards – you’ll be finished by about 2.30pm – two delicious courses for £24 inclusive of a glass of wine or two.

Wednesday, June 27th

Elemis - ways to look after (and love) the skin you’re in! You only get one skin and it has to last a lifetime so sit back and learn tips from an Elemis expert including advice on which treatments are the most effective, from a heavenly body massage to a deeply nourishing facial. The Elemis range is used by women around the world – come along and find out why.  To book for the next Ladies Lunch, please call Liza Cadby on 01803 837107
or click here for more details.


5.      Murder Mystery Dinner on the River Dart   This Friday!

Emma from the Royal Castle reports:  Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner on the River Dart this Friday evening. You will be greeted with champagne and canapés on arrival whilst you mingle with your fellow diners and begin putting together your list of suspects.

As we cruise up river our sumptuous 3 course buffet will be served and, as the evening's events come to a climax, you will have the opportunity of putting your best Miss Marple theories to the test by naming the Murderer along with their motive.

The Dartmouth dot TV crew went last year, and honestly, it was one of the best evenings we have had.  Wine, food, the river, and live theatre all around you, simply brilliant!  We know there are a few tickets left, so call now and have a great Friday evening. For further details please contact the Royal Castle Hotel: 01803 833033   To check out the Castle's Newsletter click here, it's worth it!

6.   Classic Channel Regatta

Charles de Brosses reports: This is a one week championship open to pre-1976 classic yachts and is based on three legs:

Dartmouth Classics (June 30th & July 1st: two days of racing in Start Bay off Dartmouth).
Classic Channel Race (July 2nd & 3rd: cross-Channel race from Dartmouth to Saint-Malo).
Saint-Malo & Guernsey (July 5th, 6th & 7th: inshore race off Saint-Malo, night passage race from Saint-Malo to Guernsey, and Classic Round Sark Race).

In Dartmouth we shall, weather permitting, get the yachts to sail up to the Higher Ferry from their mid-river moorings and then down past the towns of Dartmouth and Kingswear to the castles and the start line of the Classic Channel Race at approximately 2 pm on Monday July 2nd.

Pre-registered yachts are of excellent quality, such as Lutine or Clarionet, both well known on the 50's and 60's racing scene, or Sereine, the famous Ecole des Glenans cutter from France, and even a crew from the New York Yacht Club will be taking part on the classic 54' USA registered Night Watch.

In the UK it will be covered by our media sponsor Classic Boat, and also by Yachting World; in France we are expecting coverage from Chasse-Maree and, we hope, Yachting Classique. Full information and entries via the website .

7.   Battle of the wines

James Brown of Browns Hotel reports: Battle of the Wines – throughout June.

People love their grape varieties but often won’t try a new wine region. Over the course of the year we are going to put together some great wines from the cheapest to the most expensive and let you decide where your taste lies. Please let us know if there is a combination that particularly interests you. We are changing the format of our wine challenge for the summer months as people start to drink more white and rosé wines. We will be promoting individual wines on a weekly basis so come and see what we have. The first of these will be a chilled red Valpolicella, full of the flavours of cherry. This wine works really well as a chilled wine.

We are sticking with our May rosés for another month. Try the organic, gold medal winning provincial rosé from Chateau Miravel (also renowned as a recording studio with several 70’s rock bands like Deep Purple!) or our Rosé Sancerre which is simply the best rosé we have ever tasted!

8.   Contented Continental Cheesemonger

Dartmouth was alive to the smells and sights of its first Continental Market this weekend.  The place was packed and everyone judged it a great success.  If they will come back again, you really ought to spend some time here.  Remember we have the best selection of specialist shops here in Dartmouth, have a look at our galleries by clicking here, and our shops by clicking here ?

9.     Small News  

  •  Dartmouth Living is our website of the week, check it out by clicking here.  Owned by local girl Tessa, she will sort out all your property problems for you!  Another example of a £150 website from Dave Cawley, click here  if you need one, or if want your old one updated?

  • Coffee Morning,  Parish coffee morning in St Saviour's Church next Tuesday, 26th June.

  • Google,  why is Dartmouth dot TV 'number one' on most searches?  Could it be our honesty, our content or our feature rich pages, you be the judge?  Google; smart people!

  • All advertisers should note the new conditions that will come into effect on July 31st by clicking here.

  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now?  for Dartmouth self catering accommodation click here,   for Dartmouth B and B ( bed and breakfast ) click here,  for Dartmouth Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

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