Author: Ally Stewart

Celebrate Mothers at Willow Beauty

Willow Beauty on Broughshane Street, Ballymena has come up with a very original way to celebrate mothers as Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday 22nd March 2020. As you can see, their window displays have photos of lots of local mums that have been sent to the beauty salon by many of its clients. With all the chaos going on in the world at the minute, with ‘normal’ life almost put on hold, let’s take time to celebrate our mums. As Willow Beauty say, “Mothers are very special people and this weekend is a great time to show them how...

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Lifestyle Fitness becomes Community Drop Point

Lifestyle Fitness in Pennybridge Industrial Estate, Ballymena has become a Community Drop Point in an initiative to provide support for those who need it during this period of uncertainty surrounding Covid-19. The Ballymena fitness centre is part of a nationwide initiative by Lifestyle Fitness to introduce Viral Kindness Cards and to become a drop off point for anyone wishing to donate essentials, which will be given to local food banks. Lifestyle Fitness say, “Throughout this period of uncertainty with Covid-19, Lifestyle Fitness are encouraging people in their local community to come together and help those who need it. Viral...

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Follow Coffee has new owners

Follow Coffee on Greenvale Street, Ballymena has new owners. Lesley and Mark took over the business at the beginning of March 2020 and have great plans ahead for all you coffee and food lovers! We called in to speak to them (and enjoy a coffee!) and find out more about what you can expect from a visit to Follow Coffee. First we asked what’s new at Follow since they took over. They said, “Follow regulars will have noticed a few changes since we took over. Firstly there’s an updated menu. All the favourites are still there but we’ve added...

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Award-winning Hillstown Farm Shop and Café

Free range, free from antibiotics, free from growth promoters, great animal welfare, eco friendly farming – just a few of of the comments that describe how the animals are kept and the high quality of food available at Hillstown Farm Shop and Café. Based at 128 Glebe Road, Randalstown, BT41 3DT, the family have been farming here for 5 generations. The Farm Shop was opened in 2007, quickly grew to include the Café, which has recently won the ‘Best Café in Ulster’ award at the Yes Chef ceremony, and then the more recent addition of Hillstown Brewery. The award-winning...

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Seven Towers Male Voice Choir Annual Concert 2020

The Braid Arts Centre report this event has now been postponed to a later date. The Seven Towers Male Voice Choir Annual Concert 2020 will take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2020. The venue is The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena and both evenings will start at 8pm sharp. Admission is £10 per person. Guest artistes are Erin Peel – cellist and Cambridge House Grammar School Jazz Band. The Seven Towers Male Voice Choir say, “We are delighted to introduce you to our special guests at this year’s concert. Erin Peel “An exciting young cellist who has...

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