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    Hello and welcome to the July edition.

    This month, as well as all the normal bits and details of

    some of the best local companies, we have some items of

    interest to people who like walking with a bit of history

    thrown in.

    A new project in Ruthin is looking to recruit volunteer

    tour guides. See page 19. If you would rather be guided

    then another project detailed on page 21, could show

    you parts of Denbighshire that you hadnt come across.

    As I started putting this months magazine together, I was

    reading through one of the articles - A proverbial life

    and could really relate to it. In it, the writer recalls fond

    memories of looking back through photo albums with

    their children, something I have done with my children.

    Wed sit and talk about happy times and places as well as

    memories of relatives and pets no longer with us.

    Although its never been easier to take quite good

    photos, I wonder how many of them just stay on the

    digital camera, a mobile phone or a computer, shown to

    a few people and then get deleted.

    If they never get printed, will our children ever be able to

    sit down with their children and reminisce I wonder.

    Makes you think doesn't it.

    After the June magazine had gone to print, I noticed

    some comments on Facebook about the Denbigh Mid

    Summer Festival and the Ruthin Festival but of course, it

    was too late for me to be able to include anything in the

    magazines to inform the readers about them.

    It saddens me that none of the organisers thought to

    send me any information as I really want to help promote

    local events. If you know any one organising anything

    locally, please show them this magazine and suggest

    they get in touch.

    Hoping the sun manages to show its face, Ill be back

    with you next month.

    Trevor Arnold

    Editor

    Publisher:

    Connection Magazines Ltd

    Editor:

    Trevor Arnold

    Tel: 01824 707 013Tel: 01824 707 013Tel: 01824 707 013Tel: 01824 707 013

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    53 Haulfryn, Ruthin

    Denbighshire, LL15 1HD

    Whilst every care has been taken to ensure

    that the data in this publication is accurate,

    the publishers cannot accept any liability for

    any loss or damage caused by errors or

    omissions.

    All adverts are published in good faith using

    information supplied by each company, on

    the understanding that relevant permissions

    have been obtained.

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    Contents Helfa Gelf Art trail 6

    The Preverbal life 10

    Sudoku puzzle 12

    Local event promotion 14

    Wordsearch 16

    Walking tours 21

    Book reviews 24

    Garden tips 28

    Travel - Costa Rica 32

    Recipe of the month 36

    Whats On 40/41

    Index to advertisers 42

    Puzzle answers 43

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    This September brings the return of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail with Artists across North Wales welcoming you into their studios and exhibitions every Friday- Sunday throughout September. Now in its seventh year this free annual event has grown in popularity each year and this year has more than

    100 artists taking part across Flintshire, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Conwy and Wrexham.

    If you are an artist or an art lover this is the perfect opportunity to experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process. Artists will be present at each studio as they exhibit their work and demonstrate their techniques. At some of the studios you will find individual artists while at others you will find small groups that have come together to display a variety of work under one roof.

    One such studio is the Cilcain Artisans Caf where Flintshire artists Sharon Wagstaff, Carol Udale, Ronnie Drillsma, Helen Taylor and Helen Gittins (a ceramicist) have joined forces for the first time to offer this unique chance to view a variety of styles, mediums and working methods under one roof. You are guaranteed a warm welcome whether you are an interested artist or looking to buy. There will also be the

    opportunity to purchase tea/coffee and homemade cakes in our Artisans Caf. We will be open 11am-5pm on September 21st-23rd and 28th-30th at Cilcain Village Hall, Cilcain. CH7 5NN.

    Across the trail there is a wide range of the visual and applied arts on display, including painting and sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery making, basket weaving, woodcarving and photography. It is an exciting opportunity for the public to not only see where and how the Artists work but to buy direct from the makers. For further details about the event, individual opening times, maps and information

    about the artists go to www.helfagelf.co.uk

    This project has funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural fund for Rural Development

    Sharon Wagstaff

    Carol Urdale

    Ronnie Drillsma

    Helen Taylor

    Helen Gittins

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    HOW TO PLAYHOW TO PLAYHOW TO PLAYHOW TO PLAY

    Fill in the grid so that every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 without

    repetition. Thats all there is to it.

    You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. Theres no maths involved, Its fun,

    challenging and addictive. Solutions on page 43

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    Where is everybody?Where is everybody?Where is everybody?Where is everybody?

    From village fetes to church bazaars, from a From village fetes to church bazaars, from a From village fetes to church bazaars, from a From village fetes to church bazaars, from a

    community fun day to a school PTA event. community fun day to a school PTA event. community fun day to a school PTA event. community fun day to a school PTA event.

    Organising local or community events is Organising local or community events is Organising local or community events is Organising local or community events is

    fraught with diGculties.fraught with diGculties.fraught with diGculties.fraught with diGculties.

    For a start you may well end up sorting

    everything out yourself, because all those people

    who said they would help are mysteriously busy

    with a host of unexpected issues. And on top of

    all the arrangements, you also have to sort out

    the publicity.

    Well thats easy enough these days isnt it? Post it

    on Facebook and Twitter, because everyone does

    social networking, dont they? Oh, and put a

    poster up and tell your friends. Job done.

    Then, of course, the event happens and the only

    problem is the poor attendance. At this point it is

    important to Hnd things to blame. Well its

    because of the weather too hot, too cold, too

    wet, too windy delete as applicable. Or, the

    football was on the TV. Or, if all else fails, blame

    the economic downturn.

    Whatever it was, It couldnt be the publicity -

    could it?

    Truth is, a large percentage of the population

    dont use social media on a regular basis and

    many people might not even see the posters you

    put up.

    A better way to publicise your eventA better way to publicise your eventA better way to publicise your eventA better way to publicise your event

    Surely there is a better way than this? Luckily, for

    the Vale of Clwyd and Mold there is. Why not use

    the Clwyd or Mold Connection magazine? Each

    magazine is delivered to over 7,500 local homes

    and additional copies are left for pick up. Even

    better, they are read and kept for the month

    rather than going straight in the recycling. How

    much co