Petanque may come from France, but all are welcome to "boule" along (with or without a beret) to the Strand Quay on Saturday September 13 from 2pm for the Rye News Petanque competition even if you have not played before. Boules will be provided, teams will be assembled (where necessary) and the organisation will be flexible. Dennis Leeds-George reports on the Sports page.
The barnacled sailors sauntering around the riverside last Sunday at the Maritime Festival looked very jolly but they were also working hard for a good cause bringing in funds for the local Rotary Club.
The 10th flower and vegetable show on Saturday in Rye Community Centre was a gardener's delight, the Royal Horticultural Society's accredited judge Richard Sandford praised the high standard of entry that included a 43.5cm long runner bean, and "Man of the Mud" was town councillor Nigel Jennings.On the Living page Tony McLaughlin reports on the show and Nigel Jennings reports on the new Community Garden.