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Saintfield, Ballygowan and Darragh Cross Bringing Local Business to Local People

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A Family Run Gym & Studio in the centre of Saintfield at 2c Comber St

Open 7 days per week!

What our gym offers: Plate loaded resistance machines ▪ Olympic weights & bars Free weights - dumbbells to 50kg and plate loaded dumbbells for 50kg+ Cardiovascular equipment ▪ Suspension training Kettle bells ▪ Olympic rings ▪ Strongman equipment

Stand-up SUNBED! 250W Blocks and creams available

What our studio offers: Daily classes: Spin ▪ Kettle bells ▪ Bingo Wings ▪ Pilates Ultimate Mix ▪ Core & Swissball

Ask us about: ▪ Personal Training ▪ Tailored Memberships

▪ Pay as you go Options

▪ Student & Senior Citizen Discounts

Located in the centre of Saintfield

Entrance via 2c Comber Street (same entrance as Rowallane beauty) Call the gym on: 028 9751 1128 Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Welcome 6 Travel - Hong Kong Island 14 18 Cartoon - Buster Science Facts 18 22 Beauty - Pucker Up 24 Gardening - Grow Your Own 26 Books - Family Recipe - Cheese, Bacon & Onion Pie 30 Technology - Protect your PC

Solutions - 35 & 38 Codeword 8 10 Sudoku Wordsearch 16 Quick Crossword 28 Children’s Page 39 Local useful numbers Community Pages Index

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Welcome to the Spring Summer Local Focus magazine for Saintfield, Ballygowan & Darragh Cross. Winter’s almost over so it must be time for another Local Focus magazine! We publish twice a year - the Spring Summer issue in March and the Autumn Winter issue in September. I hope you will keep and use this magazine until the next one pops through your letterbox. If you find it useful, please remember to tell advertisers where you saw their ad. We’ve some great articles for you in this issue. With features on beauty, books, gardening, travel, technology, a recipe, and puzzles galore, there’s sure to be something for everyone. We’ve also got a great competition, courtesy of SRL Electrics - just turn to page 8 to find out how to enter. If you’ve any suggestions or ideas for improving the magazine, please email me to let me know. After all, I put the magazine together specially for YOU! Until next time...

Deirdre

Get in Touch: Tel - 028 90 817579 Email - info@localfocusmags.co.uk Check our website for deadlines, advertising rates and distribution details: www.localfocusmags.co.uk Local Focus Magazines are 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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TREE SERVICES We cater for ALL tree related work, from planting to dangerous tree removal

Call Raymond on 07921 256556 or 028 9751 0403 City & Guilds NPTC Qualified

IRONING SERVICE ÂŁ10 per hour

Don't use your precious free time doing chores! Call Martie instead...

Pick Up & Drop Off in Ballygowan, Saintfield, Comber, Moneyreagh & surrounding areas

Tel: Martie 07759 564 083

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A.R.M. LOCKSMITHS Master Locksmiths • Domestic & Commercial

 Emergency Locksmiths 24/7 Service  Non-Destructive Entry  Complete Lock Changes  UPVC Doors and Window locks

repaired and replaced  All locks supplied and fitted meeting insurance requirements  On Site Key Cutting Facility  Burglary Repair & Boarding Up

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Have you booked in your 'Me time' this month? Wed 17th April 2-8 pm

FREE Bronze Leaf Spray Tan when you purchase one of our retail tans to use at home for £20 Places MUST be pre-booked

Follow us on Facebook for special offers

Tel: 07934 663337

Gift Vouchers Are Available

Thank you to all our clients for your custom Find us at the

Courtyard, 54 Main Street, Saintfield 07738 222 077

Garden and Paving Designs Planting Lawns Sown/Turfed Brick Paving/Driveways, Patios Garden Walls/Pillars Fencing/Decking

 Tree Services  Conifers Topped & Trimmed  Tree Felling  Pruning  Stump Grinding

Contact Stephen on: Tel: 028 9263 9276 Mob: 07803 960007 Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Peter at SRL Electrics is offering Local Focus readers the chance to win a:

SONY Clock Radio iphone and ipod Docking System (Model ICFDS15ip) To enter the draw to win, all you have to do is tell us, what is the missing word below? “SRL Electrics can save you Money, Time and ?????� see SRL Electrics ad opposite

To enter go to the SRL Electrics website and follow the link to the contacts page - www.srlelectrics.com

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MONEY, TIME & EFFORT Peter Cairns

SRL Electrics can help local businesses and individuals like you to save money, time and effort.

mob: 07743 559 384 e: info@srlelectrics.com w: www.srlelectrics.com

Let me take the stress and confusion out of your electrical goods shopping experience, with me as your personal shopper.

Why Come to me?

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Superior Customer Service Timed Delivery to suit you Best Value every time

Whether you’re buying just one item or several... Give me a ring NOW, and start saving today

Suburban Gardens

Does your garden need tidied up after the Winter?

Regular Garden Maintenance Hedges & Lawns Cut Lawns Turfed/Seeded Beds Created & Planted Ring Stephen on: Mob: 07914 992 970 Tel: 028 90 795106 Free estimates & competitive rates Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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For solution, see page 38

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That's all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

Attic Ladders NI £299 incl fitting

£19.95/m²

£59 Secure Closing Mechanism Hand Rail 36mm Insulated White Panel Draught Excluder

Installed in 2-3 hours 3 year guarantee

028 9081 7874 or 07870 771110

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HARD LANDSCAPING

L&R Services

Call in the Professionals!

Power Washing:

Driveways ▪ Paths ▪ Patios etc

Re-Sanding of Block Paving Domestic & Commercial work undertaken

Garden Fencing • Steps & Brickwork Kerbing, Paving & Flagging Anchor Retaining Walls Sleepers • Tree Felling • Pruning All Outside Property Maintenance Contact Malcolm Dobbin

Tel: 07732 833848 or 028 9751 1909

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Contact:

Lawrence 0774 555 3331 or Robert 07877 916 065

Daily/Weekly Cleaning Professional & friendly trained team Houseclearance / tenancy Specialist Spring Cleaning Office and Domestic Cleaning Environmentally Friendly After sales service & established since 2003

Find us on Facebook

For that ‘feel clean feeling’ Call Vicki today on 028 9751 0398 2 Laurel Close, Saintfield, BT24 7PN

www.springcleanni.com

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PASSION Hair & Beauty Moneyreagh

WE’VE MOVED!

Visit us at our new salon - Unit 10, Glenview Industrial Estate, Tower Lane off the Hillsborough Road in Moneyreagh.

WE’RE UNIQUE!

All the convenience of a hair salon and a beauty salon under one roof.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!

Just search for Passion Hair and Beauty Moneyreagh and like our page. We have constant promotions, we post pictures of hair styles and colours, and different types, styles and colours of nails. Stay up-to-date with Passion through Facebook Stockists of GHDs • Matrix • He-Shi • Moroccan Oil • White to Brown

Welcome to

Tel: 028 9081 4623

where your health comes first...

Unit 4, Emerson House, 14b Ballynahinch Road, Carryduff. BT8 8DN 12 To advertise t: 02890 817579 e: info@localfocusmags.co.uk www.localfocusmags.co.uk

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Y O G A C LA S S E S Give your Body & Mind a treat this Spring

Experience IYENGAR Yoga

for Strength, Flexibility & Relaxation WEDNESDAY Ballygowan

Roundabout Bar (Gourley's) 2-4 The Square 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Esther 07804 095 409

THURSDAY Saintfield

Academy Primary School, 194 Listooder Rd, 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Heather 07882 049 569

HOME CARE PODIATRY For an appointment, please call Laura on

07540 143 330 Foot Care In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Laura Dorman BSc (Hons) MChS HPC Registered Podiatrist/ Chiropodist Treatments carried out for all foot conditions:

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

Classes in Ballynahinch, Moneyreagh, Carryduff & Belfast Yoga for all levels of ability Yoga Weekend Breaks & Saturday Morning Workshops For more information contact:

Angela on 07709 523334 or

angelabeattieyoga@gmail.com

www.iyengaryoga.org.uk

Ballygowan Community Playgroup

Afternoon Sessions

For children from age 2 years 9 months

Monday and Wednesday 12:45pm – 2.45pm £5 per session

Registering NOW for 2013 / 2014 Children can attend from the start of the term in which they will turn 3. Places are filled on a ’first come, first served’ basis on submitting a completed registration form.

Places are limited and filling fast For further information, tel: 07845 158 223

email: ballygowancommunityplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk

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Handsome Hounds Exclusive Dog Grooming Service www.handsomehoundsni.com

Training Available

 One to One personal attention by fully trained groomer  Nail, ear and gland treatment  Premium products used for each coat type  Full choice of styles and trims

for all levels from Beginners to Advanced from my Saintfield premises or can travel if preferred

Short Term Schooling also

Sports Psychology - confidential individual

~ Fully Qualified ~ No dog too big or small ~ All breeds welcome ~ Excellent Service

Member of BHS Instructors Reg • Diploma in Sports Psychology

Pick up and drop off service available in Ballygowan, Comber, Carryduff & Saintfield areas

available, places limited

help with motivation or competition nerves. Also group lectures. Please ring for more details.

www.barbaraellisondressage.co.uk

22 Killybawn Road, Saintfield. BT24 7JP

Tel: 028

4483 0730

Mob: 07808

958038

Tel 028 9752 8105 Mob: 07899 967725

Beechill Pet Supplies Pet supplies and great advice

Goldfish ♦ Fish tanks ♦ Birds Kennels ♦ Hutches ♦ Cages Sign up to our mailing list for the latest special offers!!! Simply send us your contact details through our website www.beechillpetsupplies.vpweb.co.uk

e: beechillpetsupplies@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 028 9751 9291 We Supply:

Pet Food Pet Health Pet Toys Pet Bedding

4 Main Street Saintfield BT24 7AA

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HOUSE OF HAIR at The Square, Ballygowan

Ladies

Gents

Children

For an appointment, please telephone: 028 9752 0777

Tues & Wed 9am - 5:30pm Thursday 9am - 9pm Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 5:30pm

House of Hair, Unit 10, The Square, Ballygowan Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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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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L’Oreal Colour Degree Specialist • Tony & Guy Trained Cutting Specialist

NEW fabulous Halo Daily Hair Extensions to replace clip-ins

(up to 22 inches in length, can be put on in seconds) Every girls dream! Miglio Jewellery - NEW Mens Collection Awesome Spring Catalogues available

Who Else Wants to: Lose Weight Increase Confidence Release - Depression - Anxiety - Phobias & Panic - Addictions Live your life successfully & happily.

Carryduffhypnotherapy.com

For an appointment:

Tel: 02890 815275 204489

or txt 07815

Call Karen Crossett:

07761840351

like us on facebook •follow us on twitter

All types of Electrical Works:

Rewires • Alarms • Security Lighting Garden Lighting • Inspection & Testing

Has your Boiler been serviced recently? Wise up to the dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Full Bathroom Refurbishments

Contact us now to book your OFTEC boiler service and carbon monoxide check

For your free quotation, contact Alistair on:

0790 222 0492 or 028 9187 3777 email: awjthompson@hotmail.com

www.awjthompson.com

Oftec Registered

Call Adrian on:

07515 148 605

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www.tlcni.com Give your garden some T.L.C. Call today for a

consultation

All clients that go ahead with our services receive a garden design and plant by plant maintenance schedule specific to your garden,

Kyle Reid (HND Horticulture)

028 9061 6656 e: kyle@tlcni.com

w: tlcni.com

Construction Excellence Awards for Development of a Brown Field Site with Pearlow Developments

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Plants, Pots and Garden Furniture Galore!

Visit us to brighten up your garden this Spring and Summer

88 Belfast Road, Saintfield (only 2 miles from Carryduff) Tel: e:info@saintfieldnurserycentre.co.uk

028 90 814331

www.saintfieldnurserycentre.co.uk

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SHOULD YOU SAVE OR SHOULD YOU INVEST? As the new tax year starts many people will want to make use of their new ISA allowance. Your options are a cash ISA (up to £5,760 for 2013/14), a stocks & shares ISA (up to £11,520), or a combination of both – so which should you choose? Opting for a cash ISA lets you keep some rainy day money handy, and you will get your capital back plus a small amount of interest. However interest rates for cash ISAs have fallen to new record lows. Recent research from the Bank of England shows that the average rate for a cash ISA including any guaranteed bonus stood at 1.85%, while the average rate for a cash ISA without any bonus was 0.88%. Inflation is currently 2.7% and has been above 2% for more than 3 years, so at these interest rates cash ISAs are actually guaranteed to lose money in real terms. Against this you could have invested in a moderate risk fund in a stocks & shares ISA, which on average returned 10.1% over the past year (IMA Mixed Investment 40%-85% shares sector). Obviously the returns are not guaranteed and we all know values go down as well as up, but the average return is still 24.3% over the past 5 years – a period which included the banking crisis in late 2008/early 2009. So when should you consider investing rather than keeping your money in cash?  If you already have some savings in place to cover emergencies, and have cleared any short-term debt (e.g. credit cards).  If you are unlikely to need access to the money for at least 5 years – for example if you want to build up some funds towards retirement, or university fees.  If you can afford to put some money away every month – this can grow into a nice lump sum surprisingly quickly.  If you are prepared to take some level of risk with your money, bearing in mind the alternative risk of losing money in real terms with cash. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you originally invested.

For further information, or to arrange a free initial consultation, contact Emma Greer; Tel 07885 407604 or e-mail emma@freedom-financial.co.uk

Independent Financial Advisor 10 Berkley Court, Belfast BT8 7FJ 028 90 229798 028 90 287531 emma@freedom-financial.co.uk www.freedom-financial.co.uk

Emma Greer

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Orders over £200 with this Voucher Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer • Valid to 31 July 2013

VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM at Edgar Industrial Estate, Carryduff

 Frames & Doors washed for FREE  Gutter cleaning using our new vacuum system

 PVC Cleaning Gutters, Fascias,

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OIL SERVICE from £40 GAS SERVICE from £50

Rapid Breakdown Service 24-hr Breakdown Service 7 Church Rd, Boardmills, Carryduff. BT27 6UP

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Jackie’s Unisex Salon Opening Hours:

Tues 9am-5pm Fri 8:30am-6pm

Thurs 9am-7pm Sat 8:30am-3pm

Closed Mon & Wed

Parking at Door Low Level Entrance for Elderly

Tel: 028 44 830 191 87b Manse Road, Raffrey (half a mile from Darragh Cross)

Advertising ...without the sting! An advert this size costs just £29* per issue in the Local Focus if booked as part of a package of ads

or £34* for a single booking *Subject to Vat

To help your cashflow, you can also pay monthly by standing order Call Deirdre today for more details on advertising here & in the other Focus magazines - 028 90 817579

Local Useful Numbers: HEALTH

AMBULANCE 999

Saintfield Health Centre Lisbane Medical Centre GP Out of Hours Chemist, Saintfield Ballygowan Pharmacy Saintfield Dental Care Downe Hospital Ards Hospital Lagan Valley Hospital Royal Group of Hospitals City Hospital Ulster Hospital

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EMERGENCY FIRE/POLICE 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 NIE 08457 643 643 Phoenix Gas 0800 002 001 08457 440 088 Water Service 44 610800 Down District Council 91 824000 Ards Borough Council Police (Non-Emergency) 0845 600 8000 0808 808 8000 Lifeline 08457 90 90 90 Samaritans 90 755070 PIPS (Suicide Prevention) TRANSPORT SCB Taxis Translink (Ulsterbus)

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EDUCATION Academy Primary Alexander Dickson Primary Carrickmannon Primary Millennium Primary St Caolan’s Primary St Mary’s Primary (S’field)

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LEISURE Ballynahinch Leisure Centre 97 561950 Saintfield Library 97 510550 Saintfield Video 97 519026 White Horse Inn 97 511143

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FREE PAGES for local charities and non profit making organisations

Moneyreagh Mother and Toddler Group Mondays 10:15am to 12 noon, at Moneyreagh Community Centre. Find us on facebook – search for Moneyreagh Mums&Tots. £1 admittance to cover breaks for parent and one toddler. Contact Eileen Kennedy 90 448988 or 07787 527808

Darragh Cross Playgroup St Caolan’s School, Wed mornings 9:30 to 11:15. £1.50 to include drinks and snacks for children and adults. For enquiries, Laura 07825 688 005

Saintfield Library Knit and natter group every Wednesday @ 11 am

Opening Hrs

Monday Closed Tuesday 1pm to 8pm Wednesday 10am to 2pm Thursday 1pm to 5pm Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 1pm Sunday Closed

Tel: 028 9751 0550 saintfieldlibrary@librariesni.org.uk

Ballygowan & District Road Racing Supporters Ballygowan and District Road Racing Supporters Club provide financial support to local road racers. The club meet on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm at the La Mon Hotel & Country Club. Membership costs £10 per month. New members welcome.

Macmillan Cancer Support is hoping to

raise thousands of pounds from the Belfast Marathon and is urging those who fancy a challenge, to join Team Macmillan. To find out more about running the Belfast Marathon, Relay, Fun Run or Walk for Macmillan Cancer Support contact or call 07779 289179

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FREE PAGES for local charities and non profit making organisations

Ballygowan Vintage Club - Dates for your diary Sat 30th March, Dance Sat 4th May Charity Tractor/Car Run. Registration at the Halls, Ballygowan 12 noon Sat 29th June, Dance Sat 21st Sept, 27th Annual Rally Sat 12th October, Annual Ploughing Match Friday 8th November, Prize/Dinner Dance La Mon Hotel Ballygowan Vintage Club's distribution to charities and local good causes in 2009 Ploughing Match 2012 was £3,600. This was possible as a result of the local community supporting our events - thanks to all and please continue to attend our activities.

Saintfield Events Thurs, 4th April, 7:30pm Saintfield Development Association's Table Quiz. Think you know it all? Come along and try to win some great prizes. Everyone welcome! Teams of 4 - 6 people. £5 per head. VENUE: The White Horse, Saintfield Thurs, 11th April, 8pm Monthly meeting of Saintfield Heritage Society TALK: Roger Dixon will speak on Leading Belfast families and the houses in which they lived. Roger Dixon of the Ulster Folk and Transport will talk about the Chichester and Donegal families and the history of Belfast castle and other families who contributed to the early development of the City. VENUE: The Woodrow Room, Saintfield Parish Church Hall

Ravara Productions Grease in Concert, Wed 3rd April at 8pm in Moneyreagh Community Centre Tickets £5 Buy at the door or from the Ravara Productions facebook page

Sat, 27th April, 10am Saintfield Litter Pick. This is a Saintfield Development Association event in conjunction with TidyNI. MEETING POINT: The Square, Saintfield Mon, 20th May, 7:30pm Annual General Meeting of Saintfield Development Association. VENUE: Saintfield Sports Club Sat, 8th June, 11am – 3pm Annual Saintfield Fun Run and Family Day. This is a Saintfield Development Association event. START/VENUE: The Square, Saintfield Updates on each of these events can be found in Saintfield's online "What's On guide": discoversaintfield.com/calendar Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Ballygowan Senior Citizens Club

on Fridays @ 10-30am in the Village Hall, Ballygowan.

A warm welcome to any Ladies and Gents over 60 who would like to join us for morning tea/coffee with biscuits, and dinner at lunch time with lots of activities. Crafts -- Exercises -- Talks -- Boccia bowls -- Shopping Trips -- Visits and Outings etc. For further details, phone Betty 9752 8698

BallyG Youth Club litter pick - end of Summer Splash

Ballygowan Youth Club (or BallyG) as it’s now affectionately known by the young

people is a relatively new club which opened on 28 th April 2012. It was set up by a group of local parents – with absolutely no previous Youth Work experience beforehand - who were concerned about the increasing levels of anti-social behaviour in the village. As we come up to our first birthday we are amazed to look back and see how far we have come! And wow – what a year it has been.

On the opening night we had over 70 young people pop in. We now have a membership of approx 50 with an average attendance of 35 – 40, aged between 11 and 14. We are indebted to our local community for their help and assistance in getting us started! EVERY piece of equipment we had on opening night was donated by local people – TV’s and Games Consoles, Table tennis table, Pool tables, games, sports equipment etc. That local support has never wavered with local businesses recently providing us with a brand new table tennis table, football table and wii console! BallyG belongs to our Young People – they have worked hard to make it what it is. Earlier this year they had a bag pack in ASDA in Newtownards, raising almost £800 – this has helped to purchase some brand new equipment. They are still deciding what the rest should be spent on! If you are interested in coming along, we are open to any young person who is in P7 or above. We meet in the Village Hall in Ballygowan on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month between 7.30pm – 10pm. 34

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FREE PAGES for local charities and non profit making organisations

Ballygowan Youth Club We are keen to recruit some more adult volunteers! If you can spare a few hours on a Saturday night a couple of times a month we would love to hear from you! You don’t need to have any experience – but if you do fantastic! You can contact us through our Facebook page – search for Ballygowan Youth Club.

Nomad Cage Football organised by PSNI as part of Summer Splash (right)

Love Walking? We’re looking for reliable adult distributors, preferably with their own transport, to distribute the Local Focus door to door in our local area. Competitive rates paid, (per 100 magazines and for any leaflets to be distributed with the magazine). You decide how many homes you can distribute to & when you work, within agreed timescales. Your preferred area may not be available at the moment, but we will add your details to our waiting list and contact you when a suitable route becomes available. If you don't have your own transport, please ring anyway, it might be possible to organise a route close to your home.

If interested, please contact Deirdre on 028 90817579

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FREE pages for local charities and non profit making organisations

Church of Mary, Mother of the Church e: parishbulletin1@btinternet.com

Sunday Services: 11am & 7:00pm

Vigil Masses (Sat and Eve of Holy days): 6:30pm

Minister: Rev James Hyndman Tel: 028 9751 9883 email: firstsaintfield@presbyterianireland.org

Sundays: 11am

21 Main Street, Saintfield

Ballygowan Presbyterian Church Sunday Services: 11:30am & 7:00pm (No evening service in summer)

Minister: Rev Brian Black Tel: 028 9752 1096 email: bblack@presbyterianireland.org

Holy Days: 8:30am & 7:30pm Weekday Masses: Mon, Wed 10am & Fri 7:30pm Parish Priest: Very Rev Anthony McHugh Tel: 028 9751 0237 or 07737 198 966 Crossgar Road, Saintfield

Saintfield Baptist Church

Sundays: Sunday School 10:30am Morning Meeting & Breaking of Bread 11:30am Gospel Meeting 7pm

Church Hill, Ballygowan

Wednesdays: Searchers 6:45pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 8pm

St Joseph’s Carrickmannon

Youth Fellowship 1st & 3rd Sunday each month 8.30pm

Sunday Mass: 9am Holy Days: 10am Weekday Masses: Tues 10am Parish Priest: Very Rev Anthony McHugh Tel: 028 9751 0237 email: parishbulletin1@btinternet.com

Sunday Services: 11:00am Minister: Rev Dr Graham Connor Tel: 028 9751 0249 email: Ballynahinch Road, Saintfield 36

Friendly Hour 1st Thurs each month 10.45am Tel: 07977 645996 51 Crossgar Road, Saintfield www.saintfieldbaptist.org.uk

Ravara Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church Sunday Services: Last Sunday of each month at 3:30pm Rev. S. J. Peden, FIPurM, CMPM. Tel: 028 92 692094

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Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church

Moneyreagh Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church

Sunday Services: 10am Sunday School & Bible Classes

A friendly Church - where all are truly welcome.

11:30am Family Worship 7pm Gospel Service (Creche available) 11am and 6:30pm Prayer Meetings Mondays: 10-11:30am Little Sunbeams Mums and Toddlers (Term Time only) Tel: 0799085 3541 6:30 - 8pm A.W.A.N.A. Club (Year 1 to Year 10) Term Time Tel: 07814 785602 Tuesdays: 8pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Fridays: 7pm Children’s meeting (Oct to March) for Pre-school to Year 7. 8pm Young People’s Fellowship for Year 8 upwards. (Sept to May) Saturdays: 7:30 to 9:30pm Youth Reach (Year 7 upwards). Usually 1st and 3rd Saturdays October to Easter Sundays: 8:45pm 1st Sunday Youth Rally on 1st Sunday of the month at (Oct to April) Minister: Rev Alan Smylie All enquiries: 028 9752 8757 or 07789 756054 email: alsmylie@aol.com You will be made welcome!!' Ye Must be Born Again' [John 3 verse 7] 36 Belfast Road, Ballygowan Community notices are printed

for all non-profit making organisations

Just contact Deirdre at 028 90 817579

Sunday Service 11.30 am Sunday School 10.15am (except in months of July and August) Bible Study and Discussion Group - monthly; details from the Minister. Ladybirds (Women's Fellowship) Non-Subscribing Mums and Babies Details for all the above from the Minister. Minister: Rev Chris Wilson Tel: 07729 178093 email:

Sunday Services: 10:30am Communion Service 1st Sunday of each month Evening Worship: 6pm, 3rd Sunday of each month (except Summer) Vicar: Rev Chris Pollock Tel: 028 97 510286 www.saintfieldparish.org.uk email: 45 Main Street, Saintfield

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Index of Advertisers..........…..Quick Guide Allotments

CBS Allotments

Equestrian Services

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Attic Stairs

Attic Ladders NI

Bathrooms

Brae Bathrooms

Beauty Salon

Angelic Touch Passion Hair and Beauty Riah Hair and Beauty

Blinds

Classic Blinds

Boiler Servicing

AW Boiler Services AWJ Thompson WA Boiler Services

Car Servicing

Moss Road Accident Repair

Barbara Ellison

Financial Services

10 Freedom Financial

Fitness

25 SJ’s Fitness

Garden Centre

7 Saintfield Nursery Centre 12 23 Gardening Suburban Gardens 29

House of Hair Jackie’s Unisex Salon 29 Louise Gallagher 19 Passion Hair and Beauty 9 Riah Hair and Beauty

Health & Fitness

28 SJ’s Fitness

Chiropractor

Carryduff Family Chiropractic Centre

Cleaning

Spring Clean

Health & Safety 12 11

Community Services

Ballygowan Community Playgroup13

Dog Grooming Handsome Hounds Head to Tail

Electrical Goods SRL Electrics

Electrician

AWJ Thompson

Hairdresser

BSD Training Ltd

Hypnotherapy

Carryduff Hypnotherapy

Ironing

Martie’s Ironing Service

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Pet Shop

Beechill Pet Supplies

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Photographer

27 Raymond Brown 3

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Playgroup

Ballygowan Community Playgroup13

Plumbing & Heating

21 Adrian Murray Plumbing Heating 19 9

Podiatrist

Mark Lowe Home Care Podiatry

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17 Powerwashing 31 L&R Services 19 Massey Services 12 23 Slimming Clubs Slimming World 3 Ins Front 19 5

Landscaping

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Stationery

Leaflet & Stationery Printing

Back

Therapist

Carryduff Family Chiropractic Centre

Training

BSD Training Ltd

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Tree Maintenance

Autumn View 5 Malcolm Dobbin 11 Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance 21 15 North Down Tree and Landscaping 7 20 North Down Tree and Landscaping 7 18 The Landscape Company

Locksmith

8,9 A.R.M. Locksmiths

Oven Cleaning

19 Ovenclean

Puzzle Solutions

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Window Cleaning Massey Services

Yoga Classes Angela Beattie

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Su Doku from p10, below:

Wordsearch Hidden Phrase from p16: “A woman is as young as her knees.” Mary Quant.

Quick Crossword solution from p28:

Across: 1 Gems, 3 Admitted, 9 Anxious, 10 Tease, 11 Disappearing, 13 Negate, 15 Meddle, 17 Instructions, 20 Cargo, 21 Protein, 22 Relished, 23 Mend. Down: 1 Guarding, 2 Mixes, 4 Dispel, 5 Intersection, 6 Trained, 7 Died, 8 Competitions, 12 Seasoned, 14 General, 16 Supple, 18 Obese, 19 Scar.

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Solution on page 35 Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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