The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Holiday

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Holiday

The 101-word short stories continue to arrive in my inbox … keep them coming. Holiday Summer of ’86: a North London Comprehensive. It’s the last day of term and our French teacher is having a nervous

Tuesday, 28th February, 2006 9:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Festival – Get Involved

Thanks to jungledrums for bringing this meeting to our attention on the forum. Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:55 pm Post subject: Ventnor Festival Calling all fello enthusiasts for things community , Ventnor

Saturday, 25th February, 2006 5:49pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Skate Park : Update

Ryde Skate Park : Update

Great to see the community coming together last Saturday in Ryde, following the news of imminent closure of the Skate Park. After the protest, David Knowles, Vice Chairman of Ryde Town Forum and IW Councillor

Friday, 24th February, 2006 12:53pm

By Sally Perry

Your Chance To Win A Blog ….

Your Chance To Win A Blog ….

Friday 3rd March 2006 At The Buddle Inn, Niton Starts at 7pm Please mark this in your diaries and go along for a social at the Buddle – a fun evening (children welcome) and chance for Niton

Thursday, 23rd February, 2006 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

It’s Snowing in Ventnor

It’s Snowing in Ventnor

Snow for everyone today they say. I tried to capture the big fluffy snow flakes as they dropped past my window with the camera on my mobile, but alas, it’s not up to the job. Send

Thursday, 23rd February, 2006 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Are You All Right Dear?

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Are You All Right Dear?

Following my invite yesterday for further entries to the Short and Sweet 101-word short story series, here’s one I received anonymously this morning. Are you all right dear? Are you all right dear? No I’ve

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2006 3:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Send Us Your Ventnor Short And Sweet …

Send Us Your Ventnor Short And Sweet …

We’ve had some very positive feedback on the Ventnor Short and Sweet 101-word stories, which is great to see. It was an interesting exercise and not as easy as it looks. Trying to create a

Tuesday, 21st February, 2006 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Swim

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Swim

Number six on the series of 101-word short stories brought to you from the Short and Sweet Writing class. The Swim Hello, he thought. She looks as if she’s in difficulties. The sea was calm; there

Monday, 20th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Love and Joy

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Love and Joy

Following on from last week’s post, here’s the fifth in the series of 101-word short stories written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. Love and Joy My sister hates our mother and

Saturday, 18th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Gardener

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Gardener

Following on from Monday’s post, here’s the next 101 word short story written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. The Gardener He was a big old man, who worked hard in all

Thursday, 16th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Too Much Caviar

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Too Much Caviar

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next 101 word short story written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. Too Much Caviar ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This is the last time she provided

Wednesday, 15th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Black Socks

I’ve been going to the Short and Sweet Writing class on Wednesdays again this term. Inspired by the work of Dave Rhodes, a couple of weeks ago, we were set the task of

Tuesday, 14th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments