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LocalFocus Magazine

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

HOUSE OF HAIR For an appointment, please telephone:

028 9752 0777

House of Hair, Unit 10, The Square, Ballygowan


Spring Summer 2014

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this year?


Did you know our sales are up

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Welcome Contents Articles:

Technology - Wheely Good Gadgets Gardening - Water, Water Everywhere Science Facts Cartoon - Buster Beauty– Fight Premature Ageing Health– Sleep Cake and Bake – Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Cake

Travel – Istanbul Hobbies – Keeping Chickens Finance – Saving Puzzles:

Sudoku Quiz Crossword Wordsearch Solutions Regulars:

Local useful numbers Community Pages Index

6 10 12 12 14 18 22 26 28 30

8 8 24 24 35 & 38 31 32-37 38

Welcome to the Spring Summer Local Focus magazine for Saintfield, Ballygowan & Darragh Cross. Spring has definitely begun to make its presence felt. It seems to have been all rain, rain, rain recently. As I write, it’s sunny outside for the first time in ages, so particularly welcome after the rain. My miniature daffodils by the front door are starting to open out, and they really do cheer me up every time I go out. That leads me on nicely to this issue, which is packed full of great articles and puzzles I hope will cheer you up. So, put the kettle on, and settle down with a nice cuppa while you read (cover to cover of course!). We’ve lots of local snippets in this issue from page 32 - it seems community spirit is alive and well in our little corner of the world. We publish this magazine every six months, so please keep and use this issue until the next one is delivered towards the end of October. And please remember to tell advertisers you saw their ad in the Local Focus. After all, it’s the place to be seen! Until next time...

Deirdre Get in Touch: Tel - 028 90 817579 Email - Check our website for deadlines, advertising rates and distribution details: 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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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.


Solution on p38 8

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Cregagh Cregagh Presbyterian Church, Cregagh Road, 10:30am Tel: Esther 07804 095 409

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

Gutter Cleaning  Fascias & Soffits Conservatory Roofs & Powerwashing

07841 469 829

Jackie’s Unisex Salon Opening Hours: Tues 9am-5pm Fri 8:30am-6pm

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

Closed Mon & Wed

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Kitchens  New Builds Rewires  Bathrooms Lighting and Sockets Domestic Smoke Alarms

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

Plants, Pots and Garden Furniture Galore!

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

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Quick Crossword Across


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1 Conquer (8)

3 Confessed (8)

2 Devoured (5)

9 Remove (7)

4 Small spot (3)

10 Tall structure (5)

5 Road junction (12)

11 Current (12)

6 Defeats (7)

14 Married woman (3)

7 Terrible (4) 8 Butterfly larva (12) 12 Simple (5)

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18 Clarifications (12)

15 A swinging time? (7)

21 Fine porcelain (5)

19 Small fruit (5)

22 Passion (7) 23 Calamity (8)








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Local Useful Numbers : 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 Water Service 08457 440 088 Down District Council 44 610800 Ards Borough Council 91 824000 Police (Non-Emergency) 0845 600 8000 Lifeline 0808 808 8000 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 PIPS (Suicide Prevention) 90 755070 TRANSPORT SCB Taxis Translink (Ulsterbus)

97 511446 90 666630

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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Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church Special Gospel Mission Sunday 30th Mar to Sunday 13th April. Sundays at 7pm, Mon to Fri at 8pm Evangelist--Rev. John Morrow (Omagh). Community singing prior to each service. Special singing, testimonies and Timely Messages. You will be made welcome!! All enquiries tel. (028) 9752 8757 or 07789 756954. 'It is Time to Seek the Lord. ' (Hosea 10 v12)

Millennium Integrated Primary School

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Every March all integrated schools in Northern Ireland celebrate Integrated Education Week (IEW). This year the theme was ‘Building Bridges’. At Millennium IPS we began the week with our P5 class assembly. The class introduced the theme with a very entertaining assembly all about the differences between the communities here and ways to ‘build bridges’ between them. Following assembly there was a very sticky session of bridge building using marshmallows and spaghetti! The children in P6 and P7 had been learning about religious and social differences and this was taken a step further when we went on a tour of the murals around Belfast. We went to the ‘Peace Wall’ where the children got to sign their names and write their own message of peace. Later in the week the children made flags and designed murals showing what represents them and these were used as part of the closing assembly in Friday. Our P1 class decorated a ‘calf’ with daffodils for Marie Curie. You can see their lovely work in Forestside. (photo, right) To mark World Book Day, P1 and P2 had a Pyjama Day. All the children (& teachers!) wore their pyjamas or onesies, they read bedtime stories and had hot chocolate with marshmallows. (below)


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Ballygowan Vintage Club

donated £2,500, the surplus from it's 2013 year activity, to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children. Vintage Vehicle and Tractor Charity Run Sat 3rd May, Registration: Ballygowan Church Halls from 12 noon, start 1pm. Dance: Sat 7th June, and on Sat 2nd August, Both in Ballygowan Village Hall, music by Sam Miskelly. 28th Annual Vintage Rally Sat 20th Sept. Ploughing Match Sat 11th October. Prize/ Dinner Dance La Mon Hotel Friday, 14th November. Further information may be obtained from Ruthy Craig 97528237 or Michael Donnelly 97510606

Ballygowan & District Road Racing Supporters Club sponsors of double Irish champion JAMIE HAMILTON # 44 meet the first Thursday of each month at the CHESTNUT INN, near BALLYGOWAN at 8PM. New members always welcome. Why not come along and join the WINNING TEAM for 2014. Find us on Facebook

Moneyreagh Mums and Tots Group Mondays 10:15am to 12 noon, at Moneyreagh Community Centre. Find us on facebook – search for Moneyreagh Mums&Tots. Contact Jolene Pye 07738 933 835

Darragh Cross Parent and Toddler Group

Saintfield Playgroup Meets at Saintfield Parish Church Hall Tues, Weds, Thurs and now on Fridays too from 9.15am-12 noon All enquiries and to register for September 2014 please contact Hon Sec 028 92639013

Alexander Dickson Primary School ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’

school production on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th April at 7.30pm in ADPS. Tickets can be purchased from school office. (left) Dairy Council P5 & P6 healthy balance workshop and (below) New iPad technology, purchased by PTA, in action

ST CAOLAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Thursday Mornings 10am to 11:15 For enquiries, please contact the School Secretary on 028 97510757 Please mention the Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers


Ravara Productions On December 23rd 2013 Ravara Productions had the wonderful opportunity to produce our very own Christmas experience at the world renowned Titanic Belfast. Our members had the opportunity to perform in front of over 500 friends, family and supporters of Ravara Productions on the picturesque Titanic staircase in an evening full of festive cheer and excitement. The performance began with some wonderful songs such as “When Christmas Comes To Town” and “My Favourite Time Of Year” sung by Michael Nevin and Matthew Campbell respectively. Aside from the fantastic singing, there were also displays of lyrical dance from Alex McClune and Megan O’Callaghan, festive poetry reading and a short drama based on family life at Christmas time. Ravara Productions would like to thank Titanic Belfast for their help in making our plans for the Festive Evening a reality, our talented members and our supportive audience who came along on the night.

Saintfield Heritage Society All talks are in the Woodrow Room of Saintfield Parish Church Hall at 8pm Visitors are always welcome. March 13th April 10th Thurs May 15th Sat June 14th 34

Squares of Belfast Norman Weatherall In the Steppes of Marco Polo Diana Gledhill Annual Dinner, Temple Golf Club, After Dinner Speaker Walter Love Annual Outing to Ballywalter House and Gardens

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Moneyreagh Primary School Gala Ball – Our New York themed Gala Ball raised an amazing £4700 towards the purchase of additional iPads. Fair Trade School – Moneyrea is now officially a Fair Trade School thanks to the efforts of Miss Anderson and our P7s. Awards For All – We are delighted to have received £10,000 for our ‘Learning Through Planting and Play’ project, from the Big Lottery Fund. We will soon be installing new eco-friendly planters, seating and playground equipment. During our recent Comenius Week the school hosted thirty visiting staff and pupils from across Europe and were pleased to welcome the First Minister along to our special assembly.

Ravara Productions

Saintfield Development Assoc’n Mon 31st March Committee Meeting, Saintfield Sports Club, 7:30pm Sun 27th April Saintfield Cycle ‘Pedal the Peninsula’, a 50 mile cycle around Strangford Lough starting & finishing in Saintfield. Open to all classes of cyclists, the route will be pre-marked. There will be a pace car for the first 10 miles and a sweeper car following to assist with any problems. The entry fee is £15 per rider and includes refreshments, the ferry crossing and a prize draw. Funds raised will go towards children's entertainment at the SDA Christmas Fair.

Mon 12th May Annual General Meeting, Saintfield Sports Club, 7:30pm Thurs 29th May Table Quiz in the White Horse Inn, 7:30pm Sat 7th June Annual SDA 5k Run and Family Day

Puzzle Solutions

Crossword solution below from p24:

Across: 1 Oven, 3 Admitted, 9 Extract, 10 Tower, 11 Contemporary, 14 Mrs, 16 Plane, 17 See, 18 Explanations, 21 China, 22 Emotion, 23 Disaster, 24 Cell. Down: 1 Overcome, 2 Eaten, 4 Dot, 5 Intersection, 6 Thwarts, 7 Dire, 8 Caterpillars, 12 Plain, 13 Personal, 15 Sixties, 19 Olive, 20 Acid, 22 Ewe. Please mention theNotices Local Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers Community are FREE in Local Focus magazines !


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First Saintfield Presbyterian Church Sunday Services:

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11am& 7pm

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

Minister: Rev Jonathan Currie due to start on 16th May 21 Main Street, Saintfield Tel: 9751 9883 email:

Ballygowan Presbyterian Church Sunday Services: 11:30am & 7pm Minister: Rev Brian Black Tel: 028 9752 1096 email: Sunday School & Bible Classes 10:15-11:15am (ages 3-18) Youth Fellowship Alternate Sundays 8:15pm - 9:30pm (Sec School years 8-12) Boys Brigade Friday Evenings 6:30-7:45pm and 7:30 to 10:30pm (year 8+) Girls Brigade Weds and Sat, ring for details Youth Club 3rd Sat of month 7:30-9:30pm

St Joseph’s Carrickmannon Sunday Mass: 9am Holy Days: 10am Weekday Masses: Tues 10am Parish Priest: Very Rev Anthony McHugh Tel: 028 9751 0237 email:

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

Sundays: 11am 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 Wednesdays: Searchers 6:45pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 8pm Youth Fellowship 1st & 3rd Sunday each month 8.30pm Friendly Hour 1st Thurs each month 10.45am Tel: 07977 645996 51 Crossgar Road, Saintfield

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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Sunday Services: 10am Sunday School & Bible Classes 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 Tuesdays: 8pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Fridays: 7pm Children’s meeting (Oct to March) for Pre-school to Year 7. 8pm Youth 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 Minister: Rev Alan Smylie All enquiries: 028 9752 8757 or 07789 756054 email: Everyone welcome 'it is time to seek the lord.' (Hosea 10 verse 12) 36 Belfast Road, Ballygowan

2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church are holding indoor car boot sales on Sat 16th Nov and Sat 21st December. Both from 9am - 12noon. And both held in the Church Hall

Moneyreagh Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church A friendly Church - where all are truly welcome

Sunday Service 11.30am Sunday School 10.15am (except in months of July and August) Bible Study & 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:

Saintfield Parish Church Holy Communion every Sunday 8:30am and every Wednesday 10am. Sunday Services: 10:30am 1st Sunday: Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sunday: Morning Worship Praise (with music), prayer and teaching for everyone. 3rd Sunday: All Age Worship in Parish Hall Crèche (pre P2), Sunday Club (P3-P7), Jigsaw (Form 1+) runs Sept to June. Sunday Evening Worship: Every 2nd Sunday: 7pm Sponge (Form 4+) 2nd Sunday of each month: 7.30pm DEEPER A relaxed, informal and a sharing type of worship.

Vicar: Rev Chris Pollock Office Tel: 028 97 519653 45 Main Street, Saintfield

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

Beauty Salon Ritual Beauty


Dog Grooming


Boiler Servicing Builder Coey Contracts


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Chimney Sweep Sweeps Away

Cleaning All Over Cleaning Spring Clean

Coffee Shop Katie Jaynes

Computer Repairs MPY Computers


Equestrian Services


Ins Front

Garden Maintenance


House of Hair Jackie’s Unisex Salon

7 David’s Handyman Services 23


Restaurant Katie Jaynes

15 Taxi 5 Saintfield Taxis



Stationery Leaflet & Stationery Printing

Garden Centre


Slimming Clubs Slimming World

Estate Agent


Pre-School Groups Toddle In


21 7

Trailer Repairs Front MTL Trailer Repairs 15


BSD Training



Handyman 19


Tree Maintenance

North Down Tree & Landscaping 25 Creative Living 16 Vet 21 Down Street Kitchens & Bedrooms 7 Hollygate Veterinary Clinic 29 KRS Interiors 3 13

Conservatories Brown Conservatories

Massey Services 7

All Over Gardening Johnston’s Gardening Services 9



Saintfield Nursery Centre

Cattery Ashvale Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Energy Performance Certificates

Tim Martin & Co

Car Servicing Moss Road Accident Repair

AWJ Thompson WG Electrics



HeatPlumbNI 5 Podiatrist 17 Mark Lowe


Barbara Ellison

Building Supplies Carryduff Building Supplies

PhysioPlus 9

City EPC 5


Physiotherapy & Pilates

15 Ashvale Boarding Kennels & Cattery


AWJ Thompson

31 Beechill Pet Supplies

Dog Kennels

Down Street Kitchens & Bedrooms 7 KRS Interiors 3 Classic Blinds

Pet Shop

11 Handsome Hounds



Window Cleaning

Massey Services Malcolm Dobbin 17 North Down Tree & Landscaping 25 Yoga Classes The Landscape Company 20 PhysioPlus

Puzzle Solutions

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Su Doku from p8, (below):

Quiz - Red, White and Blue Quiz from p8: 1. Tom Clancy 2. Germany 3. Mr. Red 4. Dixon Of Dock Green 5. White 6. A The Chronicles Of Narnia 7. Blue 8. Jupiter 9. Blood 10. Red

Wordsearch Hidden Phrase from p24: “Europe is more than a song contest - Anon 38

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