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su 23 Apr
St George's Day - the patron saint of England

Lynne Hanson and the Good Intentions♫ Last night Canadian Lynne Hanson and her band hit the spot at the Eye Bank and we were sonically tickled by the melodic bass licks of Mari Joseé Dandeneau.  In 2014 we photographed Lynne on crutches at Easton Farm Park and it has taken three operations and until this year for her to be right again ... pleased to hear it.

We've collected past astonishers to their own page.

sa 22 Apr

The Fighting 493rd BGThe Debach Airfield Museum re-opens for the summer tomorrow week Sunday the 30th and is then open every last Sunday of the month until the end of September.

Quiz tonight in Parham village hall, teams up to eight at £10 per head which includes a ploughman's, pudding and the bar will be open.

fr 21 Apr

Worried too many people might turn up at your coffee morning?  Garden fete?  Swingers' party?  Don't do promotion on nearthecoast then.

th 20 Apr

Artist Holly Rees - pic contributedPainter and artist Holly Rees has a solo exhibition at Studio 90 Rendham (next to the Juniper Barn) starting tomorrow and running until 14th May.  Open night is 6:00-9:00pm tomorrow and all are welcome.

we 19 Apr

Alde Valley Spring Festival 2016Saturday artist and Rendham resident Maggi Hambling will again open the Alde Valley Spring Festival in Great Glemham.  At previous openings Ms Hambling has been highly entertaining (especially the aglet/Michael Gambon story) and given a faintly surrealist edge as she spoke from the raised bucket of a JCB.

The oil seed rape around Framlingham is looking really rather good.

tu 18 Apr

East Essex Sabres warming upThe toilet cubicle we patronised at the Deanes Sports Centre near Rayleigh had a door that passed so close to the toilet bowl that careful planning was needed to get in and out.  There was something distasteful looking smeared on a wall and the hand drier didn't work but at reception there was a cheerful young woman ... more here

 JOB  Branch manager for William H Brown estate agents Framlingham.

sa 15 Apr

A Day in the Death of Joe EggThesping since 1878 Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society's spring production is A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and at the college theatre the run ends TONIGHT.

th 13 Apr
Rubbish Thursday ... the day before Good Friday

Flicks in the Sticks presents A United KingdomThe Brundish Flicks in the Sticks TONIGHT is period drama A United Kingdom ... as Lord Brundish pointed out it has Rosamund Pike starring, enough said.

 JOB  Full time chef de partie wanted for Framlingham country dining pub.

we 12 Apr

You might have noticed were working on the date format in the left hand column, more changes to come.

tu 11 Apr

The fish and chip van has only inquired about joining Framlingham market not applied (thanks Eileen) ... still miss Thursday nights.

mo 10 Apr

The Market Hill on a sunny SaturdayA beautiful sunny day Saturday on the Market Hill Framlingham, Over the Moon coffee should be back for Tuesday's market tomorrow and we've been told a fish and chip van has applied (see above) to join the market.

The village doesn't support you?  Promote your event on nearthecoast.

su 9 Apr

♫ A mature Punk/New wave band in the Woodbridge/Framlingham/Ipswich axis looking for a singer, they promise not to take requests.

The April near the coast house sale review.

sa 8 Apr

An Apache helicopter and The Kings Speech in Brundish and 2002 to 2011.

fr 7 Apr

It's the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association annual general meeting tonight in Woolpit village hall, ample parking and refreshments.

th 6 Apr

A piece of police seized jewelleryA 58 year old Felixstowe woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft and what sounds like a small mountain of jewellery seized by police.  Do you recognise any of it?

Kim and Wally on air at Radio Stradbroke last Sunday.

we 5 Apr

The long defunct farthing, on quarter of an old pennyLife Skills 14: Before closing a credit card account with a monthly direct debit cancel the direct debit first like we did our MBNA card, despite having zero balance MBNA is complaining it can't take the £25 direct debit.

tu 4 Apr

Allan Smethurst  1927-2000The twice monthly(ish) digest is emailing out around 3:30 this afternoon to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click the Singing Postman to go on the list.

su 2 Apr
recycled tip

A euro keyPC TipsIf like us you've got a euro sign on the $4 key but don't know how to get at it the trick is theThe angry dog key angry dog key (Alt Grrrr) immediately to the right of the spacebar; whilst holding down Alt Gr press and release 4 ... € see, it works!

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