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Fostering roadshow comes to Stone Friday 15th September

Cliff and Elaine Whiteley

A roadshow that’s coming to Stone on Friday 15th September demonstrates that whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people ...

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Aston Marina Hosts Halloween Whodunnit

Aston Marina has announced an exciting theme for its 2017 Halloween murder mystery evening. Saturday, 28th October, will see the marina’s elegant Boat House venue transform into the ‘bake off’ tent for the Great British Bump Off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Top cookery judges Paul Wallyhood and Mary Belly will be chewing, munching & prodding their way through ...

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Parents Reminded to Park Responsibly Outside Schools

Stone parents are being urged to put safety first by parking responsibly during drop-off and pick-up times as children return for a new school year. Any vehicle observed parked on yellow lines or in a restricted area could be issued with a penalty notice, if not observed picking up or dropping off a passenger. The Staffordshire County Council campaign is ...

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Stone Revellers Proudly Present “Blue Stockings”

Stone Revellers, the only theatre group to present shows in Stone, are once again back with an interesting, witty and thoroughly entertaining play. It’s 1898 and the first women have arrived at University. Not that they’re allowed to graduate. This  tells the story of the battle for equality at a time when only men could benefit from education. Life and ...

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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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