Atmosphere Immersive keeping Jake’s legacy alive
Morning everyone, Rikki with you today. It seems like a lifetime since I wrote a newsletter.
Hard to believe it's Easter and with that brings the imminent closure of schools for the summer. I always have missed feelings about that, the lack of traffic is definitely a plus though. This week I bumped into an old primary school teacher (weird how your mind in programmed to still call them Mr and Mrs.) It resonated with me that primary school teachers lay the foundations for many things in your life. For example, banging the easers! I always saw this as a treat, getting out of the classroom. Now I realise it was a life lesson. I was being taught responsibility! Yes, I could have done half a job and maybe have gotten away with it - but what was the point. I was invested in the action and the result so why not do it wholehearted.
I feared this teacher, but I always respected her! Thanks to Mrs R.
In the news...
A major housing development has been given the go-ahead on the Lurgan Road in Moira – despite numerous objections!
Family and friends of Jody Keenan, who passed away in Newry at the weekend while waiting for an ambulance, have heard her described as a “wonderful” person “who allowed her light to shine”.
A man who was caught by staff at a Portadown bar sniffing cocaine in the toilet has been ordered to complete 120 hours community service.
A 19-year-old man has appeared in court charged with three counts of attempted murder following a series of stabbing incidents in Lurgan on Monday evening.
County Armagh businesses named as finalists in NI Beauty Excellence Awards.
Church authorities in Lurgan have failed to win the blessing of ABC Council for a housing development to be built on the former St Peter’s GFC’S playing fields in the town.
Here's a look at some of the properties being listed with Armagh I. First we have a three bed semi detached house in Tandragee which is immaculately presented throughout offering deceptively spacious living accommodation.
Maybe you prefer apartment style living, then this property could be right up your street (no pun intended). It is very spacious and tastefully finished off with two double bedrooms, large reception area, kitchen/dining and bathroom.
27 Riverview, Portadown offers 6 bedrooms and also a sunroom to compliment the ground floor reception space.
Growing up I loved the Sound of Music! Maybe it was the ripping the curtains down to make clothes (not that I can sew), instantly the song springs to mind and its going round in my head - go on I dare you, if your reading this and your only awake, look at your partner and sing it Do, a deer, a female deer.. you know how it goes! And if you don't The Sound of Music comes to the Market Place Theatre on April 28.
Also, on the same night the one-woman powerhouse Sarah McQuaid will also be in concert at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh
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Back in March 2022, it was announced that fashion village The Linen Green in Moygashel had been sold for a sum close to £4million, so just small change! In the last week the new owners have launched a recruitment campaign to employ a centre manager
Lurgan transport company have a number of vacancies which you can check out here
Re-Gen Group continues to grow and with plans for further expansion, they are also boosting participation in the Re-Gen Academy for our apprenticeship programmes for September 2022 intake.
As an Apprentice at Re-Gen, you will join one of their departments across the group and will be supported by a dedicated mentor and your Re-Gen colleagues, their training programmes offer a great deal of variety and a level of responsibility where you will have a chance to make an impact. Check out more details here
Here are the answers to last week's cryptic place names...
This wine feels far from fine! Portadown
Fasten everything Loughgall
Grandma's in a bit of a bind! Tynan
Current Bond's make-up caught in its current! Craigavon
You'll find phone founder doesn't hold water! Belleeks
Totting them up will see you succeed! Poyntzpass
Silver can lead to a laugh when you've eight pints. Aghagallon
Think about the meadow Mullaghbawn
Judas crossed it with 30 pieces Silverbridge
Wealthy mound Richhill
Get on top of martial artist Chuck Mountnorris
I'm browned off it has taken so long with this mobile network Tandragee
Driver Lewis own's this defensive wall Hamiltonsbawn
Latest settlement to have 1,000 pigs Newtownhamilton
Mother bares this in a narrow valley Crossmaglen
Sooth and secure Camlough
This week Ollie has been a wee sleepy head. Not sure if its the clocks having changed or the weather. Either way here is was yesterday morning refusing to get up!