Month: January 2013

My big fat Manx connection

Remember the father in My Big, fat Greek wedding? He would link anything and everything back to his homeland. Well, I do that too. And today on my Facebook feed I saw this photo: It’s a protest in India to try

Oie’ll Verree Audience Charmed by Michael Players

With the onset of January the annual Oie’ll Verree concert, held in the Ebenezer Hall in Kirk Michael, is a popular social gathering, with an opportunity to sample the provincial delights of rural entertainment and a Manx home-made supper. Compere

Bumper festive hamper appeal for Island’s elderly

From Manx Radio A record number of festive hampers were distributed to elderly people in the Isle of Man this Christmas thanks to the generosity of local residents and businesses. Age Isle of Man says it filled 204 hampers with


“St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) dawned fair and fine and several groups went about the streets to ‘Hunt the Wren’ in various parts of the Island, notably Douglas, St John’s, Ramsey and villages along the north west coastline. Whilst other

Isle of Man bird watching competition notes 110 species

Long-tailed Tits were reported across island with many visiting bird feeding stations Continue reading the main story Bird watchers in the Isle of Man recorded sightings of more than 100 bird species during a week-long competition run by Manx BirdLife.

MVS to come to island?

A NAUTICAL charity in the UK is all at sea after being awarded a prestigious award from Buckingham Palace. And now the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) wants to spread its reach by setting up a unit in the Isle of

Commemorating 350th Anniversary of Illiam Dhone’s Execution

 An estimated one hundred people gathered at Hango Hill, near Castletown, on the 2nd January to commemorate the death of Illiam Dhone (dark-haired William) executed by firing squad  close to this spot in 1663 for treason, but subsequently pardoned by