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1.   Pudsey needs you!

2.    Mystery Flavour
3.   Nick has been busy

4.   Candlelit  'knees up'

5.   Caramel tonight!

6.   Festive Canapés

7.   Michael's made up!

8.   Small News


Autumn in The Royal Avenue Gardens last Saturday

1.    Pudsey needs you!

Just a reminder to join us in the Royal Castle Hotel this Friday from 7:00pm onwards to support the Children In Need Auction.  This will be Fun with a capital F!  Last year the Royal Castle raised over £5,000, a wonderful achievement, let's all help to do as well, if not better this year?

2.    Mystery Flavour

Adding to its collection of over 60 ice cream recipes The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company once again ran its Mystery Flavour Competition for the Dartmouth Food Festival, testing the keen palates of over 100 participants. This year no one was able to correctly guess all 3-mystery ingredients of Pumpkin, Nutmeg and Maple Syrup and only 16 entries correctly guessed the first two. Other guesses included, cardamom, custard and even chicken tikka (!) whilst one entrant just wrote “very strange”. Of the 16 closest entries Jan Carlucci of Reading was drawn out of a hat to win a hamper of local Devon food. Jan had only been visiting Dartmouth for a long weekend with friends and said “Dartmouth is certainly a beautiful town, we had a great time and I’m very much hoping to return here next year with my family”. Congratulations Jan and we hope to see you for another attempt at the Dartmouth Food Festival in October next year.  Click here to see Dartmouth Ice Cream's  web site.

3.  Nick has been busy

Nick Orsler of Blown has been busy making stunning baubles of all shapes and sizes, beautiful crackle tea light holders, and many other fantastic pieces of glass - perfect for Christmas gifts.

The Gallery is a cornucopia of colour at the moment, ranging from rich burnt oranges and reds, vivid
pinks, to soft blues and greens.  Visit their gallery in Smith Street or see their website by clicking here.


4.  Candlelit  'knees up'

The Candlelit Dartmouth festival will be rounded off with a great party at the Guildhall on Saturday 13th December at 7.30pm. Boogie the night away to local legends Sax Appeal and enjoy a glass of sparkling cider, a Festive Pasty and a Chocolate Brownie with ice cream all included in the price of only £15. Tickets are available from Baxters in Foss St, The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company in Lower St, the TIC and Kingswear Post Office.  Why not come down for the weekend and see all the Candlelit Dartmouth festivities?

Art galleries click here Restaurants click here
Shops click here  
Self catering accommodation click here Dartmouth B and B  click here
Dartmouth Hotels click here A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

5.  Caramel tonight!

The attraction of a beauty salon is much more than skin deep.  It is a place of sanctuary, secrets and solidarity. At least it is in Caramel, a delightful Lebanese picture that is as sweet as the title might suggest, revealing the lives and loves of women who work in a Beirut beauty salon. As the story moves towards one of the women's wedding, decisions are made, lives are changed and the film becomes a poignant salute to the bonds that allow these woman to endure through good times and bad.  Aside from being beautifully shot Caramel presents an intriguing portrait of life in modern day Beirut, with Christians and Muslims living side by side and happily going about their lives. Politics are left firmly in the background.

Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer £3.50 7.30-7.55pm  Dartmouth Film Society bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx

6.  Festive Canapés

Wow!  do these look good!  There's too much to show here, but if you are thinking of having any sort of Christmas Party at home, or a big do maybe at the Guildhall, save yourself some time by checking out the menu on offer from Entertaining Food by clicking here.  Then call Elaine Day on 01548 858982 or 07850 416908.

You can visit Elaine's web site by clicking here.


7.  Michael's made up!

The former popular Curate of the Parishes of Dartmouth, Dittisham and Townstal, Michael Macey, was installed as Minor Canon of the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster Abbey on Saturday 8th November.

His duties under the Dean will encompass all public worship in the Abbey, in St Margaret’s Church, and in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster, including local, national, or international services of importance held in the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church.

Nearly one hundred members of the congregations of St George’s Dittisham, St Clements Townstal and St Saviour’s Dartmouth, travelled to London for the ceremony. They were joined by parishioners of Cockington, the church of his father The Reverend Anthony Macey.  After a tour of the Westminster Museum and refreshments, the visitors attended the Evensong service and installation by the Dean of the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster, Dr John Robert Hall, which was held in the Quire.

8.    Small News
  • Sue Tweed reports: Children's Hospice South West received over £3,000 to help provide care for terminally ill children and their families in the South West at a lunch in Dartmouth last Saturday.

    58 guests sat down to a 3-course lunch at Dartmouth Apprentice to celebrate the Dartmouth Friends' Group 200 Club Prize Draw for the 4th year.

    Supporters of the hospice had paid £20 for each ticket, which raised £2,600 after the six cash prizes were paid out. Guests at the lunch also paid £17.50 each for their meal, £5 of which was donated to the hospice, and they spent generously, making donations, buying raffle tickets and Christmas cards, bringing the total for the day to £3,140.

    All but one of the prize winners live locally, with the top prize of £500 being won by Sue Tweed, (volunteered!) PR Rep for the Dartmouth Friends' Group, "Just in time for my holiday!" said Sue, who has been helping to raise money for the hospice for the last 5 years.

    All funds raised by the group go to help pay for the care and support for 400 terminally ill children and their families, either at Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, or at Charlton Farm, north Somerset, which opened in 2007.

The Old Market last Saturday

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