The Christmas spirit is certainly not lacking among our local traders. Thanks to them, The Oliver Curd Trust is able to offer the most generous auction and raffle at a Christmas party at The George next Friday. And even if you're not among the winners, it promises to be a rousing evening with disco and buffet
The filming of Mapp and Lucia in town might have inspired the grown-ups to read - or reread - the books by EF Benson, but do the town's youngsters know about the really good stories for them that are set in Rye?
Alex Howes, the 15-year-old Junior Novice Southern Counties champion from Rye Town Boxing Club, is through to the national semis next Saturday (December 6). And he's not the only fighter we should be keeping an eye on
Every reader in town misses the Martello Bookshop and now we shall also miss the Harveys - or the Martellos, as they were often called - who owned and ran it. They are leaving, the shop itself is still under wraps but the Martello Readers group, which they started about 17 years ago, will keep the name alive