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Contents:

Welcome to the January issue of the Carryduff Focus

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Articles:

Happy New Year everyone.

We have a New Year, New You theme to this issue. If you’ve overindulged during the festive season, and are thinking about taking up some new exercise, we’ve some ideas for you on pages 10 to 13.

Technology - Beat the Bills

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New Year, New You

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Cartoon - Buster

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Science Facts

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Inventions - Elevators

26 New Year. It features some of the best

Travel - Cape Town Book Review

28 diaries, some classics I’m sure you’ll be 36 familiar with and hopefully one or two

Movie Review

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and most amusing novels written as

- Rise of the Guardians - The Dark Knight Rises

Movie Review - The Hobbit

Seasonal Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Puzzles: Codeword Wordsearch - Winter Puzzle Solutions

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new ones.

If you use twitter, you can follow me to get (among other tweets) reminders and updates on community events happening in our local area. Just follow @Localfocusni and I’ll follow you back. If any of you have any comments or ideas

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I’d love to hear from you. Just email info@localfocusmags.co.uk or give me a ring on 028 90817579. Until next time...

Deirdre

HOME TUTOR

Regulars: Local Useful Numbers Community Pages Index

Our book review is also perfect for the

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Deadline for the February issue is Monday 18th January

Qualified, experienced tutor available for:     

Key Stage 2 (11+ Prep), Essential Skills Numeracy Contact Peter GCSE Mathematics, after 3pm on Additional Mathematics 07565 758 180 English Language and Saintfield Rd Area Literature

Carryduff Focus Magazine is published by Local Focus, a totally independent small business. Local Focus cannot be held responsible for any advert content, including errors and omissions. Local Focus does not endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. We endeavour to ensure that all information given within this magazine is accurate, but this cannot always be guaranteed.

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07540 143 330

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- Routine Nail Care - Corn/Callus Removal - Verruca Treatments - Diabetic Assessments and Foot Care - Podiatric Orthoses/Insoles and Pads Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

NOW is the best time to get your lawnmower serviced...

DONT leave it until Spring Local Collection / Delivery Service

Tel: 9081 4797 All makes and models repaired 27 Drumview Road Carryduff

I have a great team of local people who deliver this magazine every month, come rain or shine! If you would like to join the back up list in case a route becomes available, please ring to register your interest. Delivery routes are designed around you, to suit the time you have available. Competitive rate of pay, plus extra for delivering leaflets along with the magazine (leaflets are not guaranteed). You should be a keen walker, reasonably fit, honest and reliable. If interested, please ring Deirdre on 028 90 817579 Please mention the Carryduff Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings

FREE Sauna & Steamroom

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This voucher entitles you to One FREE entry into the Sauna and Steamroom at Lough Moss Email Leisure Centre. Expires 31st January 2013. Please send me details on future promotions and events from Castlereagh Borough Council. Must be over the age of 16. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Management reserve the right to refuse admission, change or withdraw the promotion at anytime.

*Age restrictions apply. Activities run at selected centres. For further details and prices, contact...

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ZUMBA WITH CINDY Easy, effective and exhilarating. Anyone can do it. No dance experience required. Come on, join the party!

Monday 6:45pm Lough Moss Leisure Centre

Wednesday 6:45pm Carryduff Primary School

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Attic Ladders NI We provide safe, quick attic access with our superior quality ladder at a very affordable price...

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Buster

Your pet will receive a one to one grooming session in our salon I am also a fully qualified veterinary nurse and I have a very keen interest for your pets health. Feel free to ask any questions - I will be more than happy to help! Included in every groom your pet will receive their nails clipped, ears cleaned and anal glands checked. Check us out on Facebook

Just a mile outside Carryduff Ring today for an appointment

Sarah Dowds Veterinary Nurse & Professional Dog Groomer

T.07543 882497 135 Belfast Road Saintfield BT24 7HF

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Codeword Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number between 1 and 25. The codes for three letters are shown. As you find the letters, add them in the box below. Solution on p43

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D Glavin

Established 1987

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New installations New bathroom suites Boiler servicing Power flushing Gas installations & servicing Landlord certificates Under floor heating

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9 Kilmore Village Crossgar Downpatrick BT30 9HP

Tel: 028 4483 0869

Happy New Year from Lakeview Furniture Come and visit us at Lakeview Furniture Give your home a new look for the New Year! New Year, New Suite? Traditional and Contemporary designs available

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...quality showering & bathrooms

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Tel: 028 90 703422

Open: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm • Sat 9:30am-1pm

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Wishing you all a

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Mondays - Banbridge Banbridge Town Hall 9:30am, 12:30pm, 6pm

Wednesdays - Carryduff Lough Moss Leisure Centre, 9:45am & 6pm

Thursdays - Hillsborough Lower Maze Community Hall, Culcavy Road, 6:15pm

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KEITH KANE I N T E R N A T I O N A L

Keith Kane has been making waves in hairdressing in Northern Ireland since the early 80s, winning a string of global accolades along the way including Schwarzkoph World Champion. Twice winner of the prestigious Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year competition, Keith has racked up his record-breaking 17th nomination, the most for any hairdresser in the history of the competition. Other accolades include Ladies and Gents All Ireland Competition titles.

Hair by Keith Kane

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For almost 30 years, Keith and his team of highly trained professionals have been renowned for their fashion forward and trend-led style and their work can be seen in glossy publications around the globe. Closer to home, they love nothing more than to adorn their customers with TLC (tender loving cutting) To make an appointment, please contact the salon: Keith Kane Hair International T: 028 9081 3622 Unit 8 Carryduff Centre W: www.keithkane.co.uk Church Road E: info@keithkane.co.uk Carryduff, BT8 8RB F: www.facebook.com/keithkanehair

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ALAN WEIR

OIL SERVICE from £40 GAS SERVICE from £50

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Local Useful Numbers: HEALTH AMBULANCE 999 Carryduff Surgery 90 812211 Repeat Prescriptions 90 813266 GP Out of Hours 90 796220 Chemist 90 812405 Carryduff Dental Practice 90 812431 Church Road Dental Care 90 817848 Optician - Gillian Gervais 90 812890 Lagan Valley Hospital 92 665141 Royal Group of Hospitals 90 240503 City Hospital 90 329241 Ulster Hospital 90 484511 EMERGENCY FIRE/POLICE 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Quick Check Freephone08000132290 NIE 08457 643 643 Phoenix Gas 0800 002 001 Water Service 08457 440 088 Street Lighting 90 253051 Castlereagh Council 90 494500 Police (Non-Emergency) 0845 600 8000 Lifeline 0808 808 8000 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 PIPS (Suicide Prevention) 90 755070 TRANSPORT AND TAKEAWAYS New Century 90 812755 John Dorey’s 90 814595 Jolly Fryer 90 812060 Khyber 90 813822 Carryduff Cabs 90 812345 Carryduff Taxis 90 795050 Translink (Ulsterbus & Metro) 90 666630 EDUCATION Carryduff Primary 90 812918 Millennium Primary 90 813688 St Joseph’s Primary 90 813523 Carr Primary 92 638615 Moneyrea Primary 90 448443 LEISURE Lough Moss Centre Carryduff Library Xtravision Ivanhoe Inn & Hotel

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Focus on Movies

By Peter Stevenson

AT THE CINEMA: Rise of the Guardians PG, (97 mins) Dreamworks studios have proven themselves worthy rivals to Pixar with the extremely good and highly successful Shrek. Their succeeding canon, however, is a different story. Jack Frost (Chris Pine) awakens to find he has no idea who or where he is or how he came to be there. It turns out that he has been appointed a ‘Guardian’. ‘Guardians’ are a group of mythical beings, comprising Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the mute Sandman and the wise-cracking Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) who watch over children but who, Tinkerbell-like, will cease to exist if children stop believing in them. The evil Pitch Back (Jude Law), a.k.a. the Boogeyman, wants to ensure this happens so he alone can rule. Plot wise, this movie is deceptively simple; there are many more issues than just defeating Pitch Black, there are chase scenes (for the younger audience members), a death, which older kids can appreciate and a strong theme of identity for anyone who can drag their attention away from the pretty, dense animation. The cast is bright and cheerful, but it is Hugh Jackman’s Easter Bunny who provides any real laughs. His acid-tongued badinage with Frost is one of the only things which retains our interest in the otherwise sloppy dialogue. More wit, slapstick moments and laugh-out-loud moments would have been greatly appreciated, even drawing in the adults in the audience. As it is, director Peter Ramsey’s feature film debut is adequate, but it thinks it’s so much better than it actually is. 3/5

On DVD: The Dark Knight Rises 12A (164 mins) It seems in movie trilogies that the second instalment is usually the best (The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather, Part 2) and when Christopher Nolan’s film The Dark Knight was released in 2008, the bar was set so high that it seemed inevitable that the follow-up would be somewhat of a let-down. Enter Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist who believes Gotham is ripe for the plucking. Batman (Christian Bale) has disappeared for eight years, after taking the blame for the death of Harvey Dent, but now he must rise again to protect his beloved Gotham once more. Throw in sultry cat-burglar Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and the stage is set for a rip-roaring action movie with a strong emotional undercurrent. Christian Bale broods superbly as the tortured, damaged protagonist; his physical and mental frailties become a huge obstacle which Bruce Wayne cannot overcome…but Batman can. Tom Hardy provides real menace as Bane; indeed he is so villainous that we wonder if Batman has the mental resolve or even the physical strength to beat him. Anne Hathaway proves almost extraneous to the plot. As any comic-book fan will tell you: Catwoman and Batman are two sides of the same coin, providing, not romance per se, but a kinship, an understanding, a fraternal bond. Suggestive as she is, Hathaway fails to capture the overt sexuality of Michelle Pfeiffer’s patent leather-clad, whip-wielding incarnation in 1992’s Batman Returns and she does very little else. Director Nolan provides a superhero who can easily be dull or camp with a gritty realism which adds dramatic effect and even poignancy. It’s a pity Joel Schumacher did not realise this when he directed his abysmal versions. 4/5 38

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All types of Joinery work:    

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Community Pages St Joseph’s Primary School The Eco-committee and Aaron, our school caretaker, take a tour around our new Ecogarden. Aaron and Interserve will help us to keep our garden looking good – just like the rest of our school grounds!

FREE PAGES for local charities and non profit making organisations

Carryduff Neighbourhood Policing Team The local Neighbourhood Policing Team can be contacted as follows: NPTCarryduff@psni.pnn.police.uk Sergeant Tommy Fairfield 07795607110 Thomas.Fairfield@psni.pnn.police.uk Constable Peter Hall (Carryduff Village area) 07584199453 Peter.Hall@psni.pnn.police.uk Constable Shelley Regan (Saintfield Road/Knockbracken/Ballymaconaghy) 07825 684788 Shelley.Regan@psni.pnn.police.uk

St Joseph’s has retained the title of Castlereagh Borough Council Indoor 6-aside Gaelic Football Champions. The school won the inaugural competition which was held in 2011 and successfully defended their title at Lisburn LeisurePlex on Friday 30th Nov 2012. The team is made up of both boys and girls with the rules stating that there must be at least one girl on the field of play at all times. Captain Niamh Meehan The team: received the cup Jude , Tiernan , Niamh, Susie, Anna, Conor, from Active Eoin, Joseph, Euan Communities coach Kevin Grieve. Congratulations to all the players and to their coach Mrs Rogan. The boys’ team has also qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Gaelic Football Finals and we are all looking forward to the prospect of getting our hands on some more silverware in 2013!! 40

Constable Lisa Clarke (Moneyreagh/ Crossnacreevy/Ryan Park) 07500885633 Lisa.Clarke@psni.pnn.police.uk

Carryduff Historical Society ‘Members’ Night’ An opportunity to bring along interesting objects, family research or old stories you’ve found or know. The meeting takes place in the Committee Room in the Lough Moss Centre, Carryduff at 8pm on Monday 14th January. All Welcome Website: www.carryduffhistoricalsociety.org.uk

St Ita’s Primary School School reopens on: Wednesday 9th January 2013. Spring Half Term: School closes from Monday 18th Feb and re-opens Monday 25th Feb 2013

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St Ignatius Parish Church J Club Junior Youth Club (J Club) is on Friday nights from 7.15pm to 9pm. Open again from the second Friday in January. For all Primary school-age Children. A fun packed programme!! Everyone welcome For any further information, please contact Keith Shaw - 079019 35205

Millennium Primary School We have reached the end of what has been a very busy term at Millennium, culminating with the annual Christmas plays from Nursery and P1 – 3 and a carol service for the older children. We marked the festive season with a Jumping Clay session for the whole school where each child made a penguin decoration. They all turned out looking fabulous. Congratulations to Zara Hoy in P7 (pictured right with Mrs Roulston, Principal) for her South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB) Achievement Award for Pupil of Courage. Zara was presented with her award by Mr Butler, the Chief Executive Officer of SEELB at a special school assembly. She was nominated for the award for her perseverance and courage in spite of her physical difficulties. Well done Zara! Well done also to our P6 class for their super ‘Titanic’ assembly. The class told the story of the Titanic through music, song, dance, a presentation of Titanic facts, a short play and a display of Titanic models. The class trip to the Titanic pump house certainly helped to add to their knowledge. Congratulations to the P6 team for putting on such an excellent assembly. Matthew and Sophie Buick are pictured with their Titanic model. Our parent’s group recently hosted a Christmas craft fair. This proved to be very successful and was extremely well attended. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the school. Thanks to all the stall holders for coming and the parents for all their hard work in setting up the hall, coordinating with stall holders and running their own Christmas craft and cake stall. We’re already looking forward to next year! Dates for your diary: School starts again after the holidays on Friday 4th January 2013.

Open Morning for prospective Nursery and P1 families will be held on Tuesday 8th January 2013 from 9.30 – 11.00 am. We extend a warm welcome to all families who are interested to come and visit. Please mention the Carryduff Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Carryduff WI Members of Carryduff WI would like ladies to come and join them at their monthly meetings from September-June on the 2nd Monday of each month at St Ignatius Church of Ireland Hall at 8 pm. Photos below show the ladies enjoying their Christmas Party. As well as various interesting speakers throughout the year we enjoy social outings with other WI's. We also enjoy short breaks away. We are considering a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show in May and our annual day out in June which we always enjoy. Annually we celebrate St Patrick' Day, Halloween and Christmas. Our Programme for 2013 includes visits from a Milliner and a Gardener, Jewellery making, a curling competition to mention just a few of the activities. In November of each year, we donate toys and gifts to the Family Christmas Appeal. We also have a competition every month reflecting the nature of the guest speaker's subject. Sometimes humorous and sometimes serious. Various trophies are awarded throughout the year within our own group for craft, baking, bowls and others. In 2014 we are looking forward to our 60th Anniversary when we will have more special events during that year. For any further information, contact Jean on 02890 813119 or just come along to one of the monthly meetings.

Carryduff Library Tel: 02890 813568 Storytime for 4 – 8 year olds. Every Monday 2.30pm–3pm. 42

TinyLife Tel: 028 90 815050 Operation Lipstick Ladies Challenge in Castlewellan Forest Park on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Teams of 6 - Entry fee of £10 per person and raise a min of £100 per person Experience Archery, Wall Climbing, Raft Building and Raft Racing.

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Castlereagh Christmas Tree Switch On The Mayor of Castlereagh, Alderman Michael Henderson MBE celebrates the switching on of the Borough’s Christmas Tree Lights with Rev Willie Nixon and Santa’s Little Helpers from Bright Lights Dance Group (right). The Choir from St Joseph’s Primary School, Carryduff performing at the service (below).

The Choir from Moneyrea Primary School performing at the service (below).

Puzzle Solutions (below) Codeword solution from p18:

Wordsearch Hidden Phrase from p30: “Winter is not a season, it is an occupation” Sinclair Lewis

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Church Info ♦ Church Info ♦ Church Info St Ignatius Parish Church (Church of Ireland) Celebrating: New Birth, New Life, New Hope, New Opportunities Sunday Services: 9am, 10:30am, 6:30pm. Wednesday Holy Communion: 10.30am Followed by lunch on 4th Wednesday Parish Secretary: Jenny Eralp 90813489 (Wed & Fri 9.30am-12.30pm) Ring for details Parish Prayer Meeting & Parish Home Group Bible Study ring for details on Squirrels, Sorted Sun: 7:30pm to 9pm (12-18yrs). Contact Elaine Donnell 07957 554226 Beavers, Cubs, J-Club Fri: 7:30pm to 9pm (P2-P7 age). Contact Keith Shaw 07901 935205 Rainbow S-Club Sun: 10:30-11:30am (3-13 yrs). Contact Raymond Scott 02890 812515 Guides and Scouts Thurs: 7pm to 9pm. Contact Gordon Crothers 02897 528026 Brownies Babies and Toddlers Fri: 10:00 to 11:30am. Bowling Club Wed:7:30-9:30pm Golf Society As arranged, contact office for details

Carryduff Baptist Church Community Pastor Albert McDonald 028 90 814838. Sunday Meetings: 11am & 7pm www.carryduffbaptist.org Youth Fellowship Sun: 8:30pm Contact Johnnie Black 90 449250 Parents and Toddlers Tues: 10:00am. Contact Maisie Smith 90 703336 Kids@Trailblazers Sun 11:00am Contact Mark 90 815346 Bright Hour for Seniors 3rd Wed: 10:45am. Contact Rita Carson 90 815214 Campaigners for Boys Wed: 6:45-8pm. Ages 4-18 Contact Jim Norris 90 813726 Girls Brigade Thurs: 6:45pm. Contact Emma Manning 90 449674 Fellowship Ladies1st Mon Barbara 90 815346 Mens 3rd Mon Fred 90 703336

Bible Study: Tues 8pm Want to know more about Christianity? Wed 8:15pm

Carryduff Elim Church Pastor George Ritchie 028 90 813963 Sunday Services: 11am and 6.30pm (crèche at Morning Service) Faith Kids & Hidden Treasure Sunday 11.30am “Wired” Youth Group Monday 8pm Noah’s Ark (Parent & Toddlers) Thursday 10am – 12noon Healing Rooms (Prayer for the Sick) Thursday 8pm Kidzone (P2-11yrs) Friday 6.30pm Footprints (11 – 15yrs) Fri 8.15pm

Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff, Fr Martin Kelly 90 812238 Sunday Masses: Vigil Sat 6pm, Sun 9am,10:30am,12noon The following groups meet in the Parish Centre (behind the Ivanhoe): Bridge Sun: 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Seamus Sloan 90 812171 Drumbo Golf Soc: 90794833 Badminton (Adults) Mon: 8:30pm. Mary O’Hara 90 813142. Tai Chi: 90 815439 Bowling Tues: 8-10pm Raymond McConvey 90 703242 Beavers Tues: 6:30-7:40pm, Wed: 6:40-7:50pm. Siobhan Laverty 90 812047 Yoga Tues: 7:00-8:15pm Valerie McCrory 90 795472 Play School: Cubs Mon & Thurs 6:30 to 8pm. Ronan McCaughey 07752871490 Kate Toner 90 812242 Scouts Mon & Tues: 8.00-9:30pm. Joe McGrady 07948 270965 Youth Club: Venturers Sun: 7.30-9.30pm Pat Polin 90 812568 Chris Conway Set Dancing Thurs: 8:15pm to 10:30pm. Hugh McGoran 91 820620 90 817622 Parent & Toddlers Mon: 9am-12noon Trudi Drummond 90 812149 Speech & Drama Mary Hesketh 92 607579 Irish Dancing: Norney School Alison Norney 028 90 796770 McGarrity School Alice Murray 07914 398 980 44

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Cairnshill Methodist Church Rev Colin Duncan 028 90 790570 Sunday Services: 11:30am email: cj.duncan@btinternet.com www.cairnshillmethodist.org (Sunday Club & Creche during Sunday Services) Praise Group Wed 7:30pm Girls Brigade Tuesdays from 6:15pm Boys Brigade Junior Section Thursdays from 6:30pm Junior Youth Club Fri 6:30pm, Senior Youth Club Fri 8pm Bible Study Wed10:30am

Carryduff Presbyterian Church, Rev Alistair Smyth 028 90 812232 Sunday Services: 11:30am and 7pm The following groups meet in the Church Hall: Sunday School: 10:30am. Creche and Children’s Church during Sunday morning Service. Parents & Toddlers Wed: 10am-12noon. Contact Lesley 90 812232 Girls Brigade Tues: under 5s 6:30 to 7:45 other ages 7pm to 8:45. Contact Andrea 90814268 Boys Brigade Thurs: age 5-8 6:30pm to 7:30pm, age 8-11 7pm to 8:15pm, age 11-18 7:30pm to 9:45pm. Contact David Guthrie 90 666494 Mixed Bowling Fellowship Mondays: 7:45pm Ladies PW 1st Mon of month (not Jun,July&Aug): 7:45pm. Contact Lesley Smyth 90 812232 Mens Fellowship 2nd Tues of month: 2pm Contact Hugh Munro 90 812361 Badminton Wed: Juniors (under 16s) 7:15 to 8:15pm, Seniors (over 16s) 8:15 to 10:30pm. Contact Brian Lowry 90 813424 Table Tennis Fri 7pm. Contact Mervyn 90 812749

Carryduff Free Presbyterian Church Rev David McLaughlin 028 90 815846 Sunday Services: 11:30am and 7pm (Half hour prayer meeting before services) Sabbath School & Bible Class 10.15 - 11am Contact Wilfred Crawford 90 813306 Childrens’ Meeting Wed 7:00pm -7:50 ( Sept- April) Contact Mrs Carol Anderson 90 813563 Bible Study Group Wed 8pm -9:30pm. Contact Minister Senior Youth Group Fri @ 8:00pm (Sept- May) Contact Mark Stronge 07882 109848 Mens Breakfast Club 4-6 times per year Contact Minister

Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, 96A Newtownbreda Road, Belfast.

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Gospel Meeting Sunday 7pm Sunday School Sunday 3pm (Sept to June) Young People’s Meeting Monday 7pm (Oct to March) For enquiries and transport ring William: 028 90 813500

Ballymagarrick Gospel Hall, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff. Tel: 02892 639224 www.ballymagarrickgospelhall.org.uk Gospel Meeting Sunday 7pm Sunday School 3pm Tuesdays Children’s Meeting 7pm for transport ring Ruth 028 92 639224

Purdysburn Gospel Hall, Belfast BT8 8LT

Moneyreagh NonSubscribing Presbyterian Church, Rev Chris Wilson 028 90 449713 (Manse) or 07729 178093 (mobile)

Gospel Meeting alternate Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm (Oct to Sunday Service: 11.30am April) For enquiries & transport ring William: 028 90813500 Sunday School 10:15am on 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays (as Carryduff Gospel Hall, 1 Comber Road, Carryduff. appropriate. Tel:028 9081 3899 www.carryduffgospelhall.com Moneyreagh Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church is a liberal Sunday Services: Morning Service 11am Church. All are very welcome. Sunday School 3pm Evening Service 7pm

Elkana Christian Fellowship, 1A Comber Road, C’duff. www.elkanachristianfellowship.com Morning Worship 11am Fellowship Service 6:30pm

Prayer & Bible Study Tuesday 8pm

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Index of Advertisers..........…..Quick Guide Aerials Aerial Services

Fuel Supplier 15

Logs for Sale Knockbracken Fuels

8

Furniture Retailer

Appliance Repairs W.J. Repairs

Lakeview Furniture

Attic Stairs Attic Ladders

14 20 17

Beauty Salons Chic Beauty Factor 1

11 23 14 5

Boiler Servicing AW Boiler Services AWJ Thompson Value Boiler Services

32 8 30

Builder Newtown Home Improvements 39

Car Servicing Children’s Activities 31

Chimney Sweep Jim Chimney Sweep

7

Cleaning More to Life

9

Coach Hire Kudos Coach Hire

33

Community Services Carr Primary School

35

Computer Repairs MPY Computers Smart IT Support

32 37 16

Electrician AWJ Thompson Clarke Johnston

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Keith Kane Hair International Riah Hair & Beauty

Front, 29 27 15

Haulage

Gillespie Tree Care 17 The Landscape Company 21

Lawnmower & Gardening Equipment 7

8 15

11 26 47 17

Supermarket 34

Taxis 37

Tiler ST Services

30

Tree Surgeon Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance Gillespie Tree Care

32 17

Tuition Peter Stevenson

4

Wardrobes 11

Painter & Decorator Ivanhoe Painting & Decorating

3

Solicitor

Carryduff Cabs Back 24, 25

15

Stationery

Spar, Carryduff 39 30

Landscaping

Piano Lessons

Slimming World Weight Watchers

Campbell Stafford 39

Kitchens

Ken’s Engineering

Fraser Nolan

Local Leaflets

Joiner

Belfast Kitchen Co KRS Interiors

Patrick Quinn

Slimming Clubs

12 13

5

Property Maintenance

13

Interior Design

Irvine Joinery ST Services

Think Sign and Print

Shutters

Hypnotherapist

SEC

Promotional Signage

8

Health & Fitness Claire’s Pure Pilates Lough Moss Leisure Centre Zumba with Cindy

7 9

Window Cleaning Services17

Handyman

Man and a Van

Homecare Podiatry Mark Lowe

Powerwashing

Hairdresser

Music Tuition

Dog Grooming Head to Tail

Podiatrist

Carryduff Hypnotherapy 11

Moss Road Accident Repair 16 Youth Lyric

19

Garden Maintenance

Patrick Quinn

Blinds Bloomfield Blinds Classic Blinds

Adrian Murray Plumbing 33 Cherry Plumbing and Heating 14 D Glavin Plumbing & Heating 18

Crossnacreevy Nurseries 15

Bathrooms Brae Bathrooms BTK Services

Plumbing & Heating 9 5

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Crafted Interiors

Ins Fr

Window & Guttering Cleaning Window Cleaning Services 17

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Focus on Movies

By Deirdre Devine

AT THE CINEMA: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 12A, (169 mins) It must be the most keenly anticipated film of 2012. Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has finally opened at the cinema so we can all see for ourselves what the fuss is about. Based on the children's book by J.R.R. Tolkien, and with many of the same cast (Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and even a fleeting appearance by Elijah Wood as Frodo), any Lord of the Rings fans will be delighted to be transported back to Middle Earth. This tale is set some 60 years before the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and again will be another three-parter. In this first instalment, the older Bilbo Baggins (again played by Ian Holm) begins to write down the tale of his adventures for Frodo, and we go along for the ride with the young Bilbo (Martin Freeman) who sets out reluctantly to help an assortment of quirky dwarves reclaim their mountain home from Smaug the dragon. In one memorable section of the film, Bilbo is separated from the dwarves and meets Gollum / Smeagol played once again by the very talented Andy Serkis. (Incidentally, Serkis was also the director of the 2nd unit on this film). A clever game of riddles follows with Gollum threatening to eat Bilbo unless he figures out the answers, and I wont spoil it for you, but this explains how the ‘Ring’ ended up in Bilbo’s possession all those years later. It’s a hugely enjoyable film, with some laughs along the way. The first hour or so is a bit of getting-to-know-you with the dwarves descending on a bemused Bilbo, causing a bit of mayhem and generally eating everything in sight. (A bit like some teenage boys you might think). Some reviews have said this part of the film is overly long and a bit of a drag, but I really enjoyed it. Without this, the endless parade of dwarves would have been confusing later (there are 13 of them, including Bofur - played by our own James Nesbitt, who keeps his distinctive Ulster accent and displays some intriguing beard jewellery!) Once they leave the Shire, the adventure begins. Finding themselves in peril again and again, battling various trolls, goblins and orcs along the way, the tension picks up as you wonder each time, will they ever escape? The 3D effects really add to our enjoyment, whether it’s butterflies or fireballs, apparently flying towards you at speed. Very much an equal co-star is the stunning New Zealand scenery. It’s almost worth going to see this film for the scenery alone, especially as this is the first film shot at 48 frames per second instead of the usual 24. It seems to make the colours pop off the screen and adds substantially to the atmosphere in the theatre. The film finishes without a really satisfactory ending - it’s just the end of the first stage, and a long first stage at 169 mins. Fans of TLOTR wont be disappointed, they’ll just be sorry they have to wait another year for the next part!

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