... a bit Suffolk
|tu 28 Jan|
Kate's Reading Club for Children runs 10:00am-12:00pm Saturdays in the Framlingham library, read your own, the school's or the library's books.
Our media correspondent confirms that regrettably tomorrow is the last day of the BBC red button text service.
|mo 27 Jan|
Similarly to last summer's Wickham Market charity shop clear out special of ten dvds for a pound Southwold Library Sunday afternoon has a bagful of books for three quid, bring your own bag.
Women's american football has its own Facebook album.
9am-2pm 29 February Knodishall Brownies are holding a table sale in the village hall with profits to the hall. Tables are £10, phone Brown Owl Jo Mayhew on 01728 831748.
|su 26 Jan|
Woodcraft Folk develops children's self confidence and awareness of the world, encouraging equality, friendship and co-operation. The Framlingham group meet during term time 6:00-7:30pm Mondays in the Unitarian.
The village doesn't support you? Promote your event on nearthecoast.
|sa 25 Jan|
♫ The thirteenth lucky for all Maverick Festival this summer in Easton has a firming up programme with some excellent names including the Legendary Shack Shakers, California Feetwarmers and Henhouse Prowlers. Also appearing is lady guitar abuser Terra Lightfoot whom we saw at Maverick's 2017 Thanksgiving ... she took no prisoners.
Dr Nearthecoast is in and listening at firstname.lastname@example.org
|fr 24 Jan|
♫ At this year's Red Rooster Festival near(ish) Thetford Asleep at the Wheel celebrate 50 years on the road. Perhaps best described as western swing AatW with maybe slightly fewer players than we recall but still the fine chest voice of Ray Benson.
11:00am-3:00pm this Sunday at Glemham Hall Little Glemham a wedding open day.
|th 23 Jan|
A double this Saturday with Burn's Night and Chinese New Year, year of the rat.
For ethical and legal reasons (plus we're now up to fourth on the allotments waiting list) we can't report on the Stackton Tressel town council meeting earlier this month but we note Major Gervaise DeRoute is still walking with a limp.
Animate this dead spell in the New Year by taking the next available ad slot 2 February. Tell near the coast about yourself for the new lower price of £9.95 and two months ... ads explained here.
|we 22 Jan|
The film at Debenham Library Friday week is Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You ... explores the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
Planning a witch ducking this year? Promote your event with us.
|tu 21 Jan|
We thought it was going to be end of the month but John Grose in Station Road Framlingham have pretty much moved out.
We have 4,800 plus stock images available on Alamy.
|mo 20 Jan|
Regrettably we didn't make it to Brunel Burners at Essex Blades in Colchester yesterday. The Blades won 18-15 which sounds close enough to have been exciting and involving.
|su 19 Jan|
|sa 18 Jan|
Travelling west on the A14 at Cambridge you now get in the outside (not inside) lane to stay on the A14. Then after the never ending road works the other side of Cambridge and before Huntingdon suddenly you're on three lanes which deliver you to the A1 a bit south of where it used to. The satnav got so confused we feared it would get a sore throat from multiple Please drive to highlighted route.
Early next month it's the Stradbroke CC Music Quiz with £40 first prize, includes light refreshments and Musical Bingo?.
|fr 17 Jan|
♫ Trailer Trash are back (always a good sign) at the Framlingham Castle tomorrow.
|th 16 Jan|
St Elizabeth Hospice's next event is Welly Wednesday in Christchurch Park Ipswich and the afternoon of Wednesday (unsurprisingly) 19 February. It's a 2.5km sponsored walk with inflatable obstacles and welly wanging.