Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rye News goes live

Rye News is, finally, a reality. Wishful thinking has been turned into a community newspaper. Its Editor, Kenneth Bird, introduces the growing team who are giving their free time - to making a difference

RNLI award for ‘pirate’s’ wife

The RNLI has given Priscilla Ryan, widow of the Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan, its highest award for fundraisers. Her efforts span 68 energetic years

Cash for cancer nurses

Macmillan nurses had 950 runners raising cash for them in this year's London Marathon. One of them was Rachel Comotto of Winchelsea

Raise a glass to . . .

When two pubs pulled their final pints last year, some Rye bar loungers felt the mists descend. But they're back on their bar stools. Good times are coming

Male Lions take a mauling

By Dan Lake Male pride was dented when Rye & District Lions held their annual men versus ladies skittles competition at The Kings Head in...

More local delicacies

A local food critic, a self-confessed country bumpkin, takes a second bite at what we eat in Rye restaurants. This time he reminds us of how food fashions have changed

Flu study in Rye

By Kenneth Bird Although we have just endured a very long, wet and stormy winter, the prevalence of seasonal flu has been much lower than in...

Filmgoers wear a different hat

More films for less money is one of the benefits that springs from the "closure" of the Rye Film Club. The closure is in name only. There will be more foreign films, too

Sunshine saves gardens day

By Richard Comotto The first open gardens day of the year in Winchelsea on Saturday April 26 started with a downpour in the morning that...

Roo burger with camel, please

The eating-out menu in Rye has some new ingredients - and rather exotic ones. Camel, bison and other rare meats are on the grill

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