From the four corners of the diamond

We appreciate that some readers are only interested in news from certain parts of the Isle of Wight. Luckily, we’ve been geographically marking all our stories for many years.

Simply choose one of the five categories; Central; North; East; South or West to find news in your area and don’t forget that if you have something to share, do get in touch.

Easter Fun Day: East Dene

Easter Fun Day: East Dene

There are bound to be plenty of Easter activities happening this weekend, but the one that you shouldn’t forget about is being held at East Dene in beautiful Bonchurch this Saturday from 11.30am. There’ll be

Wednesday, 4th April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Judy Rodrigues @ Quay

Judy Rodrigues @ Quay

‘Eventually I went to live across the sea. My House was set up in Magic Places’ … ‘Monsoons’ by Pablo Neruda Quay Arts is proud to present a selection of paintings, studies and a

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007 3:00pm

By Sally Perry

FreeCycle: Share Stuff For Free

FreeCycle: Share Stuff For Free

We all know how there’s a great desire for a bargain on the Island (we _love_ a bargain), but beyond getting paid to take something away, you’re not going to find a cheaper price

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007 12:18pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bastila Play TDS

Bastila Play TDS

Bestival Battle of the Bands 2006 winners, Bastila will be playing The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge this coming Sunday. Kicking off at 9pm and running til late and with free entrance what more

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Stanza Bring Poetry Event To Ventnor

If poetry is your bag, then an afternoon down at Ventnor Comunity Projects Cafe on Friday 13th of April will be just the ticket. Enjoy and afternoon of light and rhythmic poetry by Stanza, a

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Carnival Costume Workshop: Ryde

Carnival Costume Workshop: Ryde

Over the Easter hols, if you fancy trying your hand at making carnival costumes under the watchful and experienced eye of a professional, pop along to Ryde High School on any day apart from

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Parkour Boys Flying High

The diversity of talent in Ventnor never ceases to amaze me, and it appears that age is no barrier. It seems that a group of young lads (well young compared to me), Sam Snudden, Lawrie

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Island Auction Rooms Emerge

Island Auction Rooms Emerge

We went through a period about 18-20 months ago of going to the Shanklin Auction Rooms on a monthly basis – both the antique and modern days. Although the quality of the auction lots were

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 12:47pm

By Simon Perry

ICANDI Returns to Joe’s

ICANDI Returns to Joe’s

The last one was a storming success, this one is going to be even better. All the info’s in the flyer below. Book your babysitters and taxis now. We’ll see you there.

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Welcome New Blogger, April F. Ool

Welcome New Blogger, April F. Ool

As you might’ve noticed, the latest addition to our editorial team, April F. Ool has been busy this morning whipping up stories left, right and centre. She’s been a very busy lady, interviewing Island and

Sunday, 1st April, 2007 12:18pm

By The Management with 2 readers' comments

News Flash: Cheetah Marine Change Plans

News Flash: Cheetah Marine Change Plans

Surprise abounds this morning. Sean Sterevens has been in touch and told VentnorBlog, “We realise that there might be one or two people in town (at the very most) who don’t think that our

Sunday, 1st April, 2007 11:59am

By April F. Ool

Pedestrianisation of Ventnor Esplanade A Success

Pedestrianisation of Ventnor Esplanade A Success

Who's have thought!

Sunday, 1st April, 2007 11:59am

By April F. Ool