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No. 108 - 16th August 2006
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Ross Live! 2006
Live! 2006 began on Saturday, 12th August with a programme
of varied events which will continue over the next two
weeks. On Saturday, a lunch time organ recital by Adrian
Partington at Ross Baptist Church began the annual event
and this was followed by an evening performance in St.
Mary's, Ross-on-Wye of Mozart and Handel, given by the
Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra.
saw the Bluesy Susie Band and some fine jazz at the Bandstand
and on Monday, the first in a series of workshops took
place at Ross Market House. 'Drumlove', a group of drum
players, teachers and makers from Worcester encouraged
passers by to join in with a drumming circle.
are photos taken at or during rehearsals for the various
events so far and more will follow next week, along with
any reviews of concerts received.
of 'Ross Live!' events can be found on the 'What's
On?' page and information about 'Ross Live!'
itself can be found on the 'What
is Ross Live?' page.
and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra at
St. Mary's on Saturday. DSC_4534
Adrian Partington prior to giving a lunchtime organ recital
at Ross Baptist Church. DSC_4525
The Bluesy Susie Band at Ross Bandstand on Sunday. DSC_4568
Willcocks, organizer of Monday's Drum Workshop at Ross Market which
was provided by the Hereford Music Pool as part of the 'Ross Live!
Outreach Programme'. Lesley asked me to point out that she is pregnant,
not fat!. I can see that by the 'future mum' look in your eyes,
Patrick and Paul of 'Drumlove' provide drum entertainment
with audience participation. DSC_4573
Drumming for all ages at Ross Market. DSC_4577
Drumming for all ages at Ross Market. DSC_4580
Visitor Figures July 2006
for wyenot.com during July 2006
I had intended to publish these figures two weeks back but
due to this that and the other have only just managed to
find the time. July was a busy month with well over 3/4
million 'hits' and 129 thousand page views, bringing the
pages actually read by visitors over the past twelve months
to over 1.2 million (and the 'hits' figure to over 6.5 million).
the average day in July, 1,207 people viewed 4,184 pages
of Wyenot.com. The most visited pages were the 'Home' page,
followed as expected during the tourist season by 'Accommodation',
followed by 'Wyenot News'.
of the July visitor figures are virtually double those of
the same month in 2005. Visitor figures more or less doubling
every year has been a trend since the web site first went
live in December 2000.
for July 2006
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Baptist Collecting for Romanian Orphans
Members of Ross Baptist Church are collecting items which
can be sent out to help children in orphanages in Romania.
They have recently linked up with Hope Carriers Trust, a
charity based in Hereford which regularly takes items out
Shelley, the Minister and Team Leader of the church said,
'sadly, the awareness of the poverty of many people in Romania,
including children, still goes unnoticed. We have a wonderful
opportunity to share some love, joy and hope into many lives,
just by donating items we have in our homes which we hardly
use. We would like to encourage anyone in the Ross area
to join us and donate items. We are delighted that Gwalia
Hire have kindly donated the use of a seven and a half ton
lorry for two days to take items to the depot in Hereford.'
Chris Parkin from Gwalia said, 'when we heard about the
project, we had no hesitation in wanting to be involved.
Many people in our local community use our vehicles, and
in a simple way we also have the opportunity to improve
the lives of children as far as Romania.'
Baptist Church are looking for a number of items which can
be used in the orphanages including mattresses, linen, clothing,
shoes, tools, toys and play equipment. Unfortunately, they
are unable to send electrical or breakable items. People
are asked to pack items in boxes or bin lines with a label
stating which items are enclosed. The lorry will be in the
church car park at the bottom of Hill Street on Monday,
21st and Tuesday, 22nd August between 9am and 5pm. For more
information contact the church office on 01989 566966.
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