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Summer Reading Challenge Attracts Over 8.000 Children

Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge has seen over 8,000 children from across the county sign up in the first two weeks. The county’s 4-11 year olds are being called to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, with Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign. In Stone alone 493 children have registered, with 55 finishing the ...

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Volunteers Needed for Yarnfield Village Fete

This year’s Yarnfield Village Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September, and the organisers are looking for helpers to make the day go as smoothly as possible. Starting at 12pm on the Green, the fete will be opened by Crewe Academy up & coming star Adam Jasper. The theme for the fete is “A Day at the Races”, and ...

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Kickstarter Campaign for Stone Based Illustrator

A Kickstarter campaign has been started by first-time author Kathy Tallentire to fund the publishing of her illustrated children’s book, Nana Duck. The book has been illustrated by local artist Sarah Croker, and the campaign is aiming to raise £2,000 to print 1,000 copies of the story. Previously been involved in illustrating the double award-winning children’s book Miles & Mia, ...

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Local Churches Invite You to a Holiday at Home Day

St Michael & St Wulfad’s, Stone with St Saviour’s, Aston are inviting you to join them for a Holiday at Home  Day! The fun activity day is suitable for all ages from 0-90, though all children must be accompanied by an adult, and takes place on Tuesday 22 August 2016, from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Activities such as home-made sweet ...

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Cannock Chase Centre Holds Free Family Fun Day

Tuesday 22 August sees Cannock Chase Children’s Centre hosting a Fun Day, and all families are invited! The event, on between 12:30 and 3:30pm, is open to families and children and promises a wide range of activities. These include arts and craft, fairground style games, teddy tombola, circus workshop, face painting, magic show and refreshments.  Most activities are suitable for ...

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New Attraction Unveiled at Flip Out Stoke

A brand new attraction has been launched at Flip Out Stoke for the summer holidays. Saturday 22nd July saw Total Wipe Out open at the Stone based venue. The game which involves contestants competing to avoid being knocked off their feet by a giant inflatable bar. Customers have been kept in the dark about the new attraction, which will add ...

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Libraries Challenge Teens to Take on Reading Mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The campaign, run by Staffordshire County Council, hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue ...

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Stone Guides Go International!

Two Stone Guide leaders have headed on international adventures, with one travelling to Iceland, and one to Mexico! Sisters Anna & Mara West, who are Stone District Commissioner and Guide Leader respectively, are both travelling abroad on Guide trips. Anna is heading off to Iceland to attend the Scout Moot (18-25 year olds) and Mara is flying to Mexico to ...

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Summer Fair Success for Christ Church School

As the end of term approached, Christ Church C.E. First School’s PTFA were firmly focused on fundraising to get ready for the new school year in September. Their annual Summer Fair was bigger and better than ever with the aim of raising as much money as possible to support more school trips for the children next year. Stalls and activities ...

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