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ISSUE No. 47  JULY, 2011 Your free local community Gazette – Reaching over 30,000 readers every month

A guide to local businesses and trades Local community events What’s on Summer Special – MOT offer – see page 22 Win tickets to Romsey Show - see page 30 Special summer offers on page 19 Join us for super charity fundraising day – see page 20

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Welcome…

to the July edition of the Andover Gazette. We are now in the middle of summer!!!!!! enjoying barbeques, the beach, holidays etc. If you are at a loose end we have lots of fun for all the family if you look on page ??? in the Diary Dates section. We love receiving your dates and information for others to read, so please keep sending them in. This month there are lots of articles for you all to enjoy reading as well as a chance to win family tickets to the famous Romsey Show which takes place in September at Broadlands, Romsey. We’re still looking for pictures of the local community to use on the front page – looking for them to relate to the relevant month we print. Please email me if you would like to have your picture published on the front page.

Our magazines are printed in a factory that is FSC® & ISO 14001 certified. Sustainable and environmentally friendly printing is part of our ethos. Using vegetable-based inks and recycling nearly 100% of our paper waste means you can be confident that this publication isn’t harming the planet. MLG Publishing are publishers of Andover, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury, Test Valley villages and Totton. Have a fantastic July!!

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In this issue… 8

Why “It’s Not Official Until It’s On Facebook

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The ‘London Pride’ Andover Dart Classic

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Super Charity Fundraising Day In Aid Of Scotty’s Little Soliders

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Jan Jack’s Perfect Verse

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Do You Have a Say…?

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Win Tickets To The

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Why “It’s not official until it’s on Facebook” Many of today’s “Facebook generation” will already be very familiar with the above saying, whereby more and more of these young people (18-24 year-olds) refuse to believe something they’re actually told face-toface until they have it confirmed as ‘fact’ on Facebook. For instance, a young man may tell his friends he’s dating a certain girl, she may even confirm this to her girlfriends. Yet, it will only become ‘set in stone’ if and when it appears on their Facebook sites. What an incredible situation. Also, it’s not unusual for a Facebook user to have a couple of thousand photos, dozens of videos and hundreds of friends. Next time you have a real drama though, try this simple exercise, Facebook these friends and see how many actually turn up for you in your hour of need. The virtual has become, to many people, more trustworthy than the real. I’m sure I’m not the only person to find this recent development more than a little disturbing. Yet, there are many good things to say about Facebook, and social networking in general:

can actually affect their social development, especially if started at a young age. It also changes the way people interact, possibly producing changes that will eventually affect the evolution of social interaction. The lack of faceto-face communication undermines skills such as reading body language and other indirect communication facilities. Mass electronic communication may lead to a lower quality of social interaction due to the sheer number of participants; the background level of gossip is likely to be higher than in face-to-face interactions. There’s also the inference that online information has less value somehow than real world information, although the same could be said of water cooler office gossip.’ Source: Various people, interviewed by the BBC in “Online networking ‘harms health’ article from suite101.com 07/04/10. Facebook, or face-to-face. Which do you prefer? YOURSOAPBOX.COM gives you the opportunity to tell us where you stand.

‘Positive Impact of Facebook: Social networking can enrich social lives for those separated from family and friends by long distances, bringing them together despite the physical separation. This has recently come to light in the number of people in the Armed Forces using YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch. Online communication can help those with dysfunctional syndromes achieve a level of social interaction previously difficult or impossible. For some people, interaction with crowds is made easier if they do not actually feel the physical immersion. Such sites also provide those isolated by disability or environment with a rich and fulfilling social life. For anyone who is unable to leave their own house, social networking has provided a great way to get in touch with people who have similar issues, as well as allowing them to stay in touch with existing networks of friends. Finally, social networking sites can bring people together with varying backgrounds who might otherwise never have met, and then encourage them to extend that experience into real world social functions.

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SUMMER SALE NOW ON FANTASTIC CLEARANCE OFFER Habels has BEST bought huge stocks of theSLEEP Original THE NIGHT’S Tempur Mattress 25, at factory clearance prices. IS AVAILABLE FROM The fabulous feel of Tempur therapeutic support, NEAR YOU withAanSTORE extra “soft touch” top layer. The unique pressure relieving properties of the TEMPUR Mattress and Pillow not only provides the most comfortable night’s sleep, but also guarantees to help relieve and prevent back pain, aching joints and circulatory problems.

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The ‘London Pride’ Andover Darts Classic: Andover Invitation Darts are delighted to announce that Fuller Smith and Turner’s “London Pride” will be the title sponsor for this year’s Classic. The high-profile sponsor is synonymous with the event and venue and underlines the ambition to firmly establish Andover as a quality darting scene. This year is the 8th consecutive, the first and most recent has been won by Andy Jenkins with Mark Walsh, James Wade, Dennis Smith, Paul Cook and Paul Hogan sandwiched in between. This year’s move to a new home, the attractive and spacious Wolversdene Club has coincided with a healthy increase in prize money and this year’s winner will collect a cool £2000 for his efforts. The runner up will earn £1000 and generous sponsorship permits paying down to the last 16 who will pick £100. Alan Wright - centre of sponsors London Pride

The Wolversdene Club are making it a real family day with youngsters able to mingle with the pro’s and enjoy other attractions such as barbeque, bouncy castle and the ‘London Pride’ beer tent. The vast majority of the players will have qualified through ranking points at monthly open events with local players having the additional opportunity to gain points through the winter and summer leagues in the tons, maximums and legs won tables. There is however a last chance to earn one of 12 remaining places in this year’s classic; Sunday July 3rd at the Wolversdene Club is an open qualifier; for more information contact Glen Dawkins on 01264-358394, e-mail glendawkins@andoverdarts.com or visit andoverdarts.co.uk

6th Andover Youth Classic & Jamie ‘G’ Memorial Trophy: The second of Andover’s blue riband events takes place on Sunday 17th July, also at the Wolversdene Club who are sponsoring the competition to the tune of £600 and Unicorn Darts. With over 70 entrants already received the Andover Academy faces its stiffest challenge yet to retain all titles since the competition’s inception. The Youth Open featuring the Jamie ‘G’ trophy in memory of young Jamie Gentleman, who Jamie Gentleman tragically died 2 years ago, is open to all aspiring dart players under the age of 21 as at 1st January this year. Harriet Raynsford and World Youth champion Arron Monk will be looking to defend their respective titles from last year but will be facing strong challenges from 7 counties. There are separate girls and boys competitions plus the same in the Junior section. For more information contact Mark Thorne on 07795-515403, markthorne@ andoverdarts.co.uk or visit www.andoverdarts.co.uk

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July 3rd

Longstock Park Water Gardens Open Day in aid of The Romsey and District Carers Forum (2.00pm) (telephone 01794-519495 for details) July 10th - Aug 3rd Wessex Visions, an exhibition of landscape paintings in a highly original style by the Andover Artist Gerald Shepherd. Private View on Saturday 9th July 7pm-9pm with wine and nibbles, all are welcome - at Ace Framing & Gallery, unit 122, Commercial Centre, Picket Piece, Andover SP11 6RU, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday/ Sunday 12pm-4pm July 8th,9th,10th Newton Toney Flower Festival & Art Exhibition. 10.30am - 4.30pm. Coffee/tea/ cakes/light lunches available in the Village Hall. July 16th Andover Town Band in Concert – 7.00pm, Elim Church, South Street, Andover. Tickets: £5 available from Alison Large 01264-324056 July 16th The Space to be Retreat Day – Wisdom Centre, Romsey – 9.30am - 5.30pm. £55 per person, early bird saving of £5 if you’re quick! Join us at The Wisdom Centre, a tranquil place to relax, recharge and revitalize! Discover your inner self and sense of purpose through meditation, a creative workshop and walking the labyrinth. Contact us now to book your place and avoid disappointment! For more information or to book your place visit: www.thespacetobe.co.uk, or contact us on: info@thespacetobe.co.uk or 07768-917804 July 16th Village Day Celebration in North Baddesley. This year’s Village Day will take place,11am-4pm at the Recreation Ground. It will be free entry for all patrons and there will be limited parking. There will be stalls, sideshows, arena entertainment, refreshments and sports day style fun races for all the family. If you would like to be involved in holding a stall, providing entertainment or activities or simply just advertising in our official programme please contact Jackie Fergusson on 02380741342 or Tracy Hickson on 02380-410917 July 17th Hampshire Farmers’ Market at Andover (10.00am) (telephone 01420-588671 for details) July 20th Car Boot Sale, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, 2pm-5pm. Cars £5, Vans £8. General Public 30p. Call for more information on 01264-784421 July 21st Weyhill Electronic Organ Society Concert, featuring David Ingley. Fairground Hall, Weyhill at 7.30pm. Free Parking, interval refreshments. Tickets £5.00 in advance or £6.00 at the door (strictly subject to availability). Early booking recommended. Telephone 01264-323213 www.weyhill-eos.co.uk July 23rd School Summer Fayre at Vernham Dean School Playing Fields, Vernham Dean, 2pm - 4.30pm. Come & join in the fun… BBQ, beer tent, fun competitions, home produce, circus skills performers plants, children toys, books and much more. This event is raising money for Friends of Vernham Dean School (PTA). For more information call Mrs Jane Pelham on 01264-737522 July 22nd-24th Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show (gates open at 9.00am each day) telephone 07760-430201 for details. July 29th-31st Beer Festival at Braishfield Social Club (telephone 01794-368458 for details) July 31st Andover Carnival August 14th Mottisfont Village Fete 2011, from 2pm. Fun for all the family. Live music with the ‘Birnie Boozle Band’, Pet Competition. Free admission & parking. (Reg.Charity 291629) Every Wednesday evening 5-8pm, late night shopping with hot/cold buffet £5.99. Booking recommended. Kimbridge Farm Shop and Restaurant, Kimbridge, Hants. SO51 0LE. 01794-340556

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Issue 47 – July 2011

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