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May 2011

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C E N T E N A RY Mothers Union Celebrate

O P E N D AY Halfpenny Green Air Scouts

PETS

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H E AV Y H O R S E S Head to Kinver

GARDENING

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THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE Remember Strawberry picking season is on the way!

Welcome to the May edition of ‘The Villager Magazine’.

Along with the month of May comes the anticipation of warmer days and evenings, it is a time for barbecues and spending more time in the garden and if your patio is in need of an injection of colour and you are wondering what to fill your pots and containers with, Philip Baulk of Ashwood Nurseries has some great ideas for you.

With dogs more popular than ever they often become an extension to our families, Cat the Vet tells us what dogs really need and you may be surprised to learn that it’s not a diamante collar or a designer coat.

If you are looking for a great weekend out why not venture to Halfpenny Green Airport on 21 & 22 of May to see Halfpenny at War. You can enjoy displays, memorabilia and a ‘Hanger Dance’ its sure to be an enjoyable and memorable event. Have a go at our competition to win tickets to see ‘Footloose’ and try out local Chef Chris Williams’s recipe for Rhubarb tarts.

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Heavy Horses head to Kinver

INSIDE THIS MONTH

This year’s Kinver Country Fayre is aiming to provide plenty of entertainment for Father’s Day on Sunday 19 June and there are some rather large visitors expected. One of the main attractions will be The Midland Heavy Horse Association (MHHA), who are holding their annual Club Show over the weekend on fields close to the village centre and who will be taking part in Sunday’s Fayre. “We’re thrilled to be coming to Kinver”, said Yvonne Simmons of the MHHA. “This will be an opportunity for the community and visitors to meet our very special horses and watch them in action. People will be able to visit our camp and also see the horses pulling carts in the parade through the village.”

Release the equity in your car If you live in the Black Country Blues Winners or WyreBrothers Forest areaCompetition and own All won circumstances considered a vehicle, which Three is lesslucky thanwinners have 20 4 tickets each to see The All New 8 years old, we could provide Original Tribute to The Any Bluespurpose finance you with finance Brothers securedat Wolverhampton on your vehicle. Grand Theatre on 23rdQuick May. to arrange FOOTLOOSE explodes onto the stage at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th June with classic ‘80s anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, Almost Paradise and of course the title track. Starring STEVEN PINDER as Reverend Shaw Moore and MAX MILNER as Ren.

Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful - until City boy, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. Based on the hit ‘80s movie (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow), FOOTLOOSE has become a stage phenomenon. From Broadway to the West End and touring across the UK, it is packed full of electrifying dance routines guaranteed to get you to your feet.

Call the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Box Office for more information on 01902 42 92 12

A sneak preview of the horses can be had on Saturday 21 May, when some will be pulling a vintage brewery dray to deliver ale from local breweries to pubs around the village.

Besides the heavy horses, the Fayre in June will be playing host to a range of attractions and events. These include a medieval re-enactment complete with jousting displays, falconry, craftspeople at work, donkey rides, Indian US motorcycles, a fun dog show, music, dancing, stalls galore, delicious food and a local ale tent for thirsty Dads!

Large Howitzer Shell Case gets new safe home it deserves

Wordsley Community Association have become the proud custodians of a rather large Howitzer Shell Case resplendent with Brass detail which reads: ‘Presented by the National War Savings Committee To the people of WORDSLEY to commemorate their notable subscription to War Securities during GUNS WEEK 1918’ This Great War artefact has spent many years hidden away for safe keeping following the closure of its original home the old ‘Art Institute’ in Wordsley. It has now been passed back by its trustee in order that it gains the safe home it deserves.

WIN 4 TICKETS TO SEE ‘FOOTLOOSE’ AT WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE We are delighted to offer three Villager Magazine readers the chance to win four tickets each to the performance of ‘Footloose’ at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, on Monday 20th June at 7.30pm

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The draw will take place on 28.04.11 The winners will be notified and must collect the tickets from the box office on the night of performance. Tickets can not be exchanged and no cash, alternative prizes or nights are available. The winner may be required to take part in relevant publicity.

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On Saturday May 7th Wordsley Community Association are staging an afternoon of entertainment featuring a nostalgic tribute to ‘George Formby’ the entertainer of the era, there will also be a performance from the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir and the afternoon will culminate in the rededication of the Shell by the Mayor of Dudley Mr. Peter Miller in the presence of local MP Chris Kelly together with members of the Royal Warwick’s 19141918 History Group in full ‘Tommy’s’ Uniform. All monies raised will go to the Centre and ‘Help for Heroes’.

Pets

Written by Cat Henstridge BVSc MRCVS

These days it is not unusual for dogs to be treated by their owners as surrogate children and ‘pampered pouches’ are common. The industry surrounding the trend is huge and everything seems to be available, from special foods and expensive bedding and even special doggy spas! But, what does a dog really need to be happy and contented?

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I am often asked ‘what can I put in my patio containers to give lots of colour for as long as possible without having to constantly replant them?’ This is a tall order, and unfortunately I cannot really recommend any plant that will fill the bill. Topiary box, yew or some of the dwarfer conifers will give shape and form to the patio, but sadly no flowers.

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WIN 4 TICKETS TO SEE THE LEGENDARY ORIGINAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS We are delighted to offer three Villager Magazine readers the chance to win four tickets each to the performance of ‘The legendary Original Tribute to THE BLUES BROTHERS’

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If you really want the best from your containers, and by this I mean flowers for at least six months of the year, you really do have to plant them up at least twice per year. Late spring is the time to get them planted up for lots of summer colour, and it does not have to be expensive or time consuming. Modern varieties of bedding plants are so vigorous that you do not need many to make a really good show.

Begonias are another good choice. You can choose the fibrous rooted bedding varieties, some of which have striking chocolate coloured leaves, or the more flamboyant double varieties with larger flowers like the aptly named ‘Non-stop’ series. If you dry and store the tubers carefully at the end of the summer, you can even keep these from one season to the next. F1Hybrid Geraniums are superb in pots and they will even tolerate getting a bit dry occasionally, so if your patio is very sunny or you sometimes forget to water, geraniums

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WHAT YOUR DOG REALLY NEEDS

Eating a balanced diet will help keep a dog in the best possible health. The best diet for a dog is a high quality, commercially prepared food, bought from your vet, a large pet store or an on-line pharmacy. These have been specifically formulated for all your pet’s nutritional needs and will ensure they don’t become deficient in anything. That is not to say you can’t add extras to the food for interest, many people like to give their dogs a few veg or a bit of chicken with their dinner but the vast majority of what they eat should come out of a bag. It is incredibly difficult to give a dog a properly balanced diet with 100% home feeding, not to mention time consuming, and although some owners think by doing so they are doing the very best for their pet, they rarely are.

Dogs are social animals and thrive off contact with humans and their own kind. So, it is important to make sure they are not left alone for long periods; otherwise they can get bored and develop behavioural problems. Many owners don’t appreciate that their care and attention is one of the most important thing to their pet, so next time you want to treat your dog, rather than reaching for a fatty biscuit, spend a bit longer playing with them or have a quick grooming session; they will thrive on it! All breeds of dogs are naturally athletic and need good levels of exercise to keep them fit and healthy. Every dog should be walked at least once a day and have an hour off the lead. They are also intelligent creatures and need mental stimulation as well. This is one of the reasons why training your dog is so important, not only does it help you to stay in control, it is also very satisfying for your pet to have the challenge of learning and carrying out new commands. A well trained dog will be much calmer and more contented than a poorly trained one.

There are only a few dogs who really enjoy their regular trips to the vets (don’t worry, we are used to it and don’t take it personally!) but they are absolutely vital to ensure they stay healthy. Annual vaccinations not only prevent some very nasty diseases, they are also an opportunity for your pet to have a proper checkover with their vet and make sure there are no problems developing. Catching issues early means your vet will have a much better chance of fixing them. If you are lucky and only go to the vets yearly, that is like you only getting seen by your GP once every 7 years (and if something is niggling you, you can tell someone, your pet doesn’t have that luxury!). It is also very important to regularly de-flea and de-worm your dog and make some provisions for dental care. Dogs are fabulous pets but do need a certain level of care to make sure they are not only healthy but also happy. This doesn’t mean buying them expensive beds, accessories or clothing !, it just means feeding a good quality diet, ensuring their health needs are met and spending quality time with them everyday!

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Scouts and Explorers will be available throughout the day to discuss their experiences and share all of the wonderful opportunities available to them via the Scout Group. The Group accepts both boys and girls from 10 ½ years upwards. Our Leader team will also be on hand to answer any questions. Refreshments will be available. HGAS have undertaken 2 ‘bag packs’ in the last month to raise funds for the Group and would like to thank Sainsbury’s and everyone who donated; for their valued support.

Other forthcoming events for the Group include Rotary Phoenix Camp for Scouts, Pathfinder Camp for Explorers, participation in the Kinver Fayre & Wombourne Carnival.

One Explorer Scout from HGAS has been chosen to represent West Mercia County at this year’s Scout Jamboree in Sweden. Dan Sheppard will be jetting off for 3 days in Denmark before his Sweden experience at the Jamboree and will follow this with a further few days of home hospitality in the Czech Republic.

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Heavy Horses head to Kinver

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Besides the heavy horses, the Fayre in June will be playing host to a range of attractions and events. These include a medieval re-enactment complete with jousting displays, falconry, craftspeople at work, donkey rides, Indian US motorcycles, a fun dog show, music, dancing, stalls galore, delicious food and a local ale tent for thirsty Dads!

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2. Roll the pastry out thinly and using a plate or cutter, cut out 4 circles about 14cm in diameter. Use a slightly smaller cutter to cut a circle out of the middle and trim away the outside border, reserving these trimmings.

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4. In a small bowl, mix the demerara sugar with the crème fraîche and spread a thin amount over the base of each tart. Neatly arrange slices of rhubarb, overlapping in a floral pattern, over the crème fraîche, then dust generously with icing sugar.

5. Bake the tarts for 20 mins until puffed up and golden. Leave to rest for a few mins and eat warm with a scoop of ice cream, if you like.


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WHAT YOUR DOG REALLY NEEDS Pets

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These days it is not unusual for dogs to be treated by their owners as surrogate children and ‘pampered pouches’ are common. The industry surrounding the trend is huge and everything seems to be available, from special foods and expensive bedding and even special doggy spas! But, what does a dog really need to be happy and contented?

Eating a balanced diet will help keep a dog in the best possible health. The best diet for a dog is a high quality, commercially prepared food, bought from your vet, a large pet store or an on-line pharmacy. These have been specifically formulated for all your pet’s nutritional needs and will ensure they don’t become deficient in anything. That is not to say you can’t add extras to the food for interest, many people like to give their dogs a few veg or a bit of chicken with their dinner but the vast majority of what they eat should come out of a bag. It is incredibly difficult to give a dog a properly balanced diet with 100% home feeding, not to mention time consuming, and although some owners think by doing so they are doing the very best for their pet, they rarely are.

Dogs are social animals and thrive off contact with humans and their own kind. So, it is important to make sure they are not left alone for long periods; otherwise they can get bored and develop behavioural problems. Many owners don’t appreciate that their care and attention is one of the most important thing to their pet, so next time you want to treat your dog, rather than reaching for a fatty biscuit, spend a bit longer playing with them or have a quick grooming session; they will thrive on it!

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There are only a few dogs who really enjoy their regular trips to the vets (don’t worry, we are used to it and don’t take it personally!) but they are absolutely vital to ensure they stay healthy. Annual vaccinations not only prevent some very nasty diseases, they are also an opportunity for your pet to have a proper checkover with their vet and make sure there are no problems developing. Catching issues early means your vet will have a much better chance of fixing them. If you are lucky and only go to the vets yearly, that is like you only getting seen by your GP once every 7 years (and if something is niggling you, you can tell someone, your pet doesn’t have that luxury!). It is also very important to regularly de-flea and de-worm your dog and make some provisions for dental care. Dogs are fabulous pets but do need a certain level of care to make sure they are not only healthy but also happy. This doesn’t mean buying them expensive beds, accessories or clothing !, it just means feeding a good quality diet, ensuring their health needs are met and spending quality time with them everyday! Cat is the resident vet for www.petstreet.co.uk, the UK’s largest pet lover’s social network. Please note, this is an advice only article, if you have any concerns about a pet, you should contact your vet.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS YOUNG

The Mothers Union at St Marys Church Kingswinford are celebrating their centenary.

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The Kingswinford group are having an OPEN DAY where there will be displays including photos covering the lifetime of the group, craft items to buy, and light refreshments. Admission is free. The Open Day is on Saturday June 11 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The group currently has about 30 members. Although none of the founder members will be at the open day, one of the most long serving members Mrs Irene Green will be involved. She has been a member for over 60 years.

The current President Mrs Liz Green said "We hope that lots of people from far and near will come and visit our exhibition and celebrate with us. We believe it is a major milestone in the life of the Kingswinford communityâ&#x20AC;?. The open day and the monthly meetings are all held in the Church Centre next to St Marys Church, The Village, Kingswinford. Monthly meetings are usually the first Wednesday of every month.

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