NORTHWOOD BROWNIES VISIT MAGIC FLOOR

Brownies from the Northwood unit have made a visit to St. Mary’s Hospital (Children’s Ward) to see a new play area which they helped to purchase. Along with other members of the public and trustees and members of the Friends of St. Mary’s who had contributed to a fund to buy a very special piece ... read more

CHILDHOOD AT OSBORNE UNVEILLED BY GIRLGUIDING PRESIDENT.

More than two years ago Island children and families, including groups of Brownies, were asked to suggest how best to change the exhibits at Swiss Cottage so that children could feel more involved with the Royal Victorian children. Those asked stated that they wanted to know more details of the individual characters of Queen Victoria’s ... read more

SENIOR SECTION MEMBER-NATALIE-GAINS HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARD.

Natalie Rann a member of Girlguiding’s Senior Section with Carisbrooke Rangers has been presented with The High Sheriff’s Award for 2014. Natalie was a Guide before progressing to Rangers and is a well known member of her unit. Her nomination read: ’ Natalie whilst she was a student at Carisbrooke High School (now Carisbrooke College) ... read more

RAINBOWS AND BEAVERS LINK UP

11th Newport Rainbows linked up with Newport Beavers for a celebration to commemorate Girlguiding and Scouting special events. On the 22nd of February both organisations hold events to remember the founders of Scouting and Guiding- Lord Robert and Lady Olave Baden-Powell. This day was chosen as it was the birthday of both but different names ... read more

RAINBOWS UNDER THE SEA.

Parkhurst Rainbows, the youngest members of Girlguiding have been undertaking an ‘Under the Sea’ Challenge which has been devised by members of 1st Nannerch Rainbows who by selling this challenge to other units are raising money for their unit funds. All the girls aged 5-7 really enjoyed working for this challenge part of which involved ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014-SEACLOSE BOUND

Support acts have now been announced for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival: SUEDE…FALL OUT BOY…KATY B…TOM ODELL ELLA EYRE…THE PRETTY RECKLESS ANNA CALVI…STARSAILOR…BOY GEORGE THE STRUTS…ALISON MOYET…AMBER RUN INSPIRAL CARPETS…THE DOORS ALIVE Alan gives a profile on a selected few: Born George O’Dowd, Boy George was an early ‘New Romantic’ and first surfaced musically ... read more

WORLD THINKING DAY 2014

Members of Girlguiding across the Island have been celebrating World Thinking Day, when on the 22nd of February members of Girlguiding or Girl Scouts around the World think of the other members in the 145 countries where there are Guides or Scouts. Members in different countries have different names – in Honduras, girls of Brownie ... read more

COMMONWEALTH FLAG PRESENTED TO IW COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

For the first time, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles are taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day on 10th March. Major General Martin White, Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight presented the Commonwealth flag to the Chairman of the ... read more

KINGS OF LEON MAKE HEADLINES

Kings of Leon will headline the 2014 IW Festival on the Sunday (15th June) having headed the Friday roster in 2011. Then, they gave a below par performance which disappointed many of their true fans. Shortly afterwards in July 2011 vocalist Caleb Followill experienced personal problems which resulted in the quartet taking a six month ... read more

2014 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL-FROM L.A. TO SEACLOSE.

Alan Whitewood reports: Los Angeles based funk/punk rock quartet Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline the 2014 IW Festival on Saturday 14th June. It is their first UK festival appearance since Reading/Leeds in August 2007 and is due to be the only one scheduled for them this year, in this country. Having started out ... read more