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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Blanchards Throws Christmas Party

Thursday December 12, the day before the closure of the West End Primary School for the Christmas holidays, the owners and staff of Blanchards Restaurant at Meads Bay threw a Christmas party for all of the children. From "The Anguillian" newspaper.
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Saturday, December 28, 2002

Daily Snapshots from Anguilla

Michel of Shoal Bay Scuba and Anguilla Watersports is posting 4 candid shots of Anguillla every day, with no no commentary. See how many of the locations and people you can recognize. There is an archive by day, just click on a date to see the pictures for that date. The Dec 13 page has one picutre of Neil and I working at our office, the Beachtech centre.
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Friday, December 27, 2002

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Update: La Petite Maison

We have updated our old news story on La Petite Maison, a private, romantic villa, with many new pictures, updated links, etc.

People really love this house, which is located on the coast, not far from Little Harbour.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2002

The Night Before Christmas, 1981

A set of Anguilla stamps from 1981.
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People in Anguilla, a Photo Essay

People who live in Anguilla, with short captions, such as "young fisherman with his net", and "surfing at dusk on Crocus Bay". Click the pictures to enlarge them.
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Monday, December 23, 2002

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Boopsies: New Store in Historic Soda Factory

Young entrepreneur Tayna Gumbs, pictured right, opened a new shop in The Quarter today. Boopsies is located across the street from Mary's Bakery and specializes in local craft works and women's fashions.

Until Tayna took over and cleaned it out, the building still housed Joe Gumbs soda-making factory, which was at its peak in the 30s. She made a display out of the original bottling equipment and some of the old bottles.

One corner of her store has a "stranded on a tropic island" theme: hand-made bathing suits, Anguillian Pyrat rum, and a selection of old-time Anguilla books. Everything you need when you are stranded.

Telephone: 264.772.2895. Email: boopsies_axa@hotmail.com

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Saturday, December 21, 2002

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Upgraded: Shoal Bay Penthouse

Having decided to rent out the private suite at Beachtech, naturally it had to be redecorated, with new curtains added and new furniture too. And then the web site had to have new pictures, so it was completely redone.

The new web site now has pictures of all the amenities, plus an activity page showing all the fun things you can do within walking distance, the mandatory photo tour and a page of web links about Anguilla.
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Overlook Restaurant 2002-2003

Chef Deon Thomas dropped by our office with the new menu, and we have updated our web page on Overlook, including lots of new pictures too.

Deon adds exotic accents to all his menu choices, which are wide ranging and creative. For example, how about Roasted Whole Triggerhish (Rosemary, Savoury, Garlic Polenta), preceded by Cod Fish Blinis (Scotch Bonnet Guacamole, Coconut Essence). See menu below for many more interesting selections.

And for dessert, Decadent Chocolate Rhum Cake with Grand Marnier Chocolate Soup.
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Take Out: Gold Dragon Chinese

Dinner for 5 from the Gold Dragon in East End village: $46 US for Sweet and Sour Shrimp (2 orders because it is the best), Mixed Chop Suey, Shrimp Hot Pepper, Sweet and Sour Chicken, two containers of white rice, one container of "chips" (french fries), and an order of the Anguillian children's Chinese junk food (Chicken and Chips, which you then cover in mayo and catsup). Call 497.4381 to place order for pickup (no delivery).
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Friday, December 20, 2002

Animal Rescue Newsletter

The final newsletter of 2002 includes updates on the Soroptimist Holiday Fair, IVA initiatives and another kitten who found a home in the United States. Please see our website at www.aarf.ai and click under newsletters or go directly to the link above.
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Take Out: E's Oven

Last night we had take out for two from E's Oven in South Hill. Appetizers: Mixed Wild Greens Salad and Chicken Satay. Entries: Broiled Half-Chicken and Grill Snapper. Ready in 15 minutes. $42 US including 2 drinks while we waited. Delicious gourmet food that we combined with a bottle of nice white wine and enjoyed quietly back at our beachfront villa. 264-498-8258
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Thursday, December 19, 2002

New Year's Eve at Frangipani

Dinner and Dance Party: $125 p/p plus service. Cocktails: 6-7pm. Dinner: 7-930pm. Dance: 930pm-200am. Fireworks: 12 Midnight. Live Music by the Mussington Brothers.- Professional Display of Fireworks. Call 497-6442 For Reservations

Special Dinner at Restaurant Frangipani:

FIRST COURSE: Lobster and Shrimp Bisque with Cognac foam. Or Chicken Consommé with toasted Pine Nuts, Mushrooms and Green Onions

SECOND COURSE: Portobello, Goat Cheese and Tomato tower on Organic greens With a Tomato-Basil salsa. 0r Lobster Roll with Peppered Pineapple vinaigrette

THIRD COURSE: Sorbets with Poire Williams

FOURTH COURSE: Beef Tenderloin Steak crusted with Gorgonzola cheese, with Cranberry-Port sauce, Herb Potato Riesti, mini vegetables. Or Medley of Salmon and Lobster serve with Tomato, cucumber and Caper salsa, Tarragon butter sauce with Lemon basmati, and roasted vegetables.

FIFTH COURSE: Raspberry Sour Cream Tart with Mint-chocolate crème Anglaise Or Ginger Cakes with Molten Chocolate centers, Orange cream

Wine complements: 6:00 PM THRU 7:00 PM Sancerre 2000 “Henri Bourgeois”, Le Clocher “St. Emilion 2001”, Moët & Chandon Champagne.

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Take A Tour of Shoal Bay

We have updated our "tour of Shoal Bay East" web page with larger pictures and newer information.
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5th Annual Optimist Triathlon

The Optimist Club of Anguilla is preparing for its next Triathlon Extravaganza at Meads Bay on 6th April, 2003. So get ready, get in shape, and take part in this big event. Both individuals and 3-person teams are invited to participate at two different levels of competition - Totally Serious and Seriously Fun.

ROUTES:

Swimming:
Participants in all categories will begin by swimming a triangular route in Meads Bay. The total length will be approximately ¾ mile. Swimmers exit the water and tag cyclist at the road.

Totally Serious Cycling:

Starts at Malliouhana Hotel heading to West End. Turn around at West End, heading east to Vista Roundabout, left turn down to Sandy Ground. Turn around at intersection to customs dock, then back up to Roundabout. Continue east to Valley Roundabout. Go to Sandy Hill Roundabout and then head back towards the West End. At the Long Bay stoplight turn right, through Long Bay to Malliouhana Hotel beach entrance. Cyclists will tag runners on the road by the beach entrance. Total distance is 24 miles.

Seriously Fun Cycling:
Starts at Malliouhana Hotel heading west to Main Road. Turn left, heading east to Blowing Point Road. Turn around, ride west to Long Bay stoplight. Turn right, through Long Bay to Malliouhana Hotel beach entrance. Cyclists will tag runners on the road by the beach entrance. Total distance is 8 miles.

Running:
Starts at Malliouhana Hotel heading west to Main Road. Turn left, heading east to Long Bay stoplight. Turn left, through Long Bay to Malliouhana Hotel beach entrance. Total distance is 3.5 miles.

Trophies will be given for the 1st place individual and 1st place team in both the Serious and Fun Categories, along with other gifts. Medals will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd places. There will be medals awarded to the fastest times recorded in each leg of the race. The entry fee is US$10 for individuals and US$30 for teams. T-shirts will be provided for participating athletes.

At the beach, there will be lots to eat and drink, and live music. Please be sure to join us beginning at 10:00 am for a day of competitive sports and great fun on Sunday, 7th April 2002. For more information, please contact Art Egel 497-2369 Jerome Roberts 497 4673 (H) 497 5200 (W), Fritz Smith 497 4278 (H), 497 2651 (W).
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Anguilla National Trust

This is the web site of the national trust, www.ant.ai
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Today is a Holiday.

December 19th is Separation Day, a public holiday in Anguilla. We also have Christmas Day off next week, as well as Boxing Day (December 26th).
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

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Barrel Stay Web Site Update

The Barrel Stay in Sandy Ground is well known for their fish soup, but they offer many other delicious items on their menu.

1-264-497-2831 for Reservations.
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Christmas Carols at the Arawak

Saturday 21st December, 6.30pm. Do join us for a joyous Christmas Celebration of Carol Singing, with Pizza Snacks and Punch. Merry Christmas to one and all.

Maria, Natalie, Katie and Kyle. Innkeepers, Arawak Beach Inn, Island Harbour.
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People in Anguilla

Profiles of people in Anguilla. Click one of the pictures that scroll on the left side of the page.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002

New Years at Lucy's Atop Kegs

West Indian style 3-course menu includes pumpkin soup or garden salad, roasted lamb and baked turkey, Lucy's special potato casserole, peas and rice, fried plantain, and Lucy's vegetable medley. Followed by a sweet ending of Banana Bread Pudding. Plus a glass of Champagne. The price per person is US$25. At mignight enjoy the rooftop view of the fireworks displays in the region, Anguilla, St Martin and St Barths. Dinner service begins at 8pm. Reservations recommended. 264.497.2253 (Also, Keg's Palace is down below for entertainment and serving traditional Anguillian New Year's Breakfast of salt fish, johnnycake and bush tea, after midnight. 264.497.2680.)
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Monday, December 16, 2002

The Happy Hits

Read about this old-time string band in Anguilla and their new CD, "Cultivate Your Land".
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Saturday, December 14, 2002

A Diving Trip to Anguilla

Here is a scuba diving trip report with lots of underwater pictures.
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Friday, December 13, 2002

Airport Expansion to Start in 2003 (The Anguillian)

From the weekly newspaper The Anguillian: "The Anguilla Government has no choice but to start work on the extension of Wallblake Airport in the New Year. ... Time is running out. American Eagle has stated that it will be phasing out its ATR 42s in the medium term at the most."
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Trip Report: "Seventh Visit to Heaven"

Detailed report on trip to Anguilla, with pictures. Topics covered: travel, Splash Villa, Shoal Bay East, Le Beach, spa services from Jill Walker, Totally Grilled and Hot Plate, and more.
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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Photography Exhibit: Raymond Costantini

Devonish Art Gallery in West End announces an opening and reception for this exhibition: Sat, Dec 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 497-2949
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Ripples Christmas News

Ripples Bar & Restaurant, the only English Bar in Sandy Ground welcome you to their Christmas festivities….music, music, music starting with Jason & Kirsten on December 19….

Santa Claus is coming to Sandy Ground As always he will be in Ripples between 5:30 and 7:00pm on Tuesday 24th December, 2002. All children will get a free photo and a gift from Santa. If you pull his beard gently he will say Ho! Ho! Ho! Don’t be late. Live music late. Party! Party! Party!

Traditional Christmas Day Dinner – 7pm. A choice of the following: Goat Cheese Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque. Then Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, roast and mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce or Mahi Mahi with peppercorn sauce lashings of mashed potatoes and vegetables. Finally, Christmas pudding and mince pies flambéed in brandy and served with custard. All for US$25 plus 15% service charge.
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Art Exhibit: "Taking Chances"

You are invited to join Iris Lewis at Loblolly Gallery on Crocus Hill, Friday and Saturday December 13 and 14 from 10am - 5pm for coffee, cake and conversation on her painting methods. Her solo exhibition is titled "Taking Chances" and she feels perhaps her most exciting and best work in her 50 year art career most of it in the Caribbean. If you are unable to attend, click the link for information on Iris Lewis.
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Caribbean storm brews over C&W

From The Register newsletter: "... fears that the company's cash cow in the Caribbean may be eaten by competitors. ... The Caribbean operations are the last legacy of C&W's history as providing communications to former UK colonies. Now the Islands are opening their markets to competition, C&W's creaking infrastructure has proved vulnerable."
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Menu for Flavours

Flavours is a new restaurant on back street in South Hill. The menu is now online.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Arawak Beach Inn: Holiday News

There will be carol singing at the Arawak at 6pm on Saturday night, December 21. All are welcome. Complimentary Pizza snacks and fruit punch will be available. There will be a voluntary collection for Island Harbour Primary School amenities.

Traditional English Christmas Turkey Dinner with English Christmas Pudding 6.30pm Christmas Day $25 pp

"Boxing Day Bloody Mary Bash" from 8am all day December 26. Enjoy the ultimate liquid recovery tool! Usual good low prices, with breakfast from $10 or lunch all day.... Email: relax@arawakbeach.com. Telephone: 1.264.497.4888
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Frangipani Beach Club: New Years

We are hosting our annual New Year's eve party at US$125.00 per person inclusive Service, The Mussington Brothers, fireworks and a five course menu, with wine and champagne and party favors. For more information email frangipani@anguillanet.com. Tel. 264-497-6442.
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A unique new booth at the Soroptomist fair this year was "Sweet P's Pies", where she gave out free samples of the pies that she sells: Double Crust Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, and more...

From her brochure: Homemade and freshly baked to order, traditional pies and tarts. Also Fruit Crumbles, Cheesecakes and Profiteroles.

This is an excellent new business idea, and she will deliver. 264-772-3061
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ferry boat inn Ferry Boat Inn: new web site

The Ferry Boat Inn has redone their web site with a new picture tour, suggested activities in Anguilla, and menus from their restaurant.

They have a two-bedroom air-conditioned house right on the beach, plus one bedroom apartments. Rates vary from $160 to $280 per night. 264-497-6613 ferryb@anguillanet.com
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

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Soroptomist Fair

The fair was held Dec 7 on the grounds of the governer's house and everyone seemed to have a good time.

The Craft Group had their regular assortment of crafts for sale (below), raising funds for art education.The Soroptomist provided West Indian buffet lunch and gourmet hot dogs. The Anguilla Beautification Club sold plants, And much more.

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Christmas/Holiday Info

We have created a news.ai "holiday information" page where we will post all late-breaking news of special menus, Santa sightings, etc. (in addition to posting them here on the daily news page).
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Webcam at Shoal Bay!

Live webcam at Shoal Bay Watersports near Uncle Ernies. Click the "web cam" link unless you live on Anguilla, then try the "local cam" link. You will need to install the webcam viewer software, but when you do you get moving pictures (slowly moving) of Shoal Bay beach looking out from the shop. Of course, if the shop is closed, you may not see very much!
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Anguilla's Salt Ponds

Survey of our salt ponds, with numerous pictures.
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Nov 24th Boat Race (The Anguillian)

Miss Anguilla won this race from Sandy Ground to Rendesvous Bay and back, which was sponsored by CCB.
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Lighting of Trees in The Valley

The grand lighting of the trees in The Valley will take place on Saturday December 14, 2002 at 7pm under the theme "Follow the Star". An interesting ceremony complemented by live cultural entertainment including selections by the Happy Hits will make the event truly special. Click here to see a report on last year's lighting.
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Monday, December 09, 2002

Hibernia Christmas

Special menu: Mallard or Pheasant Breast pan grilled; Minced leg seasonsed with Ginger, Sechwan Pepper and Garlic; Served with stuffed Japanese 'perfume' mushrooms, potato and chestnut puree and a light Thai red curry sauce.
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Haddalli Villa, Blowing Point

Here is the updated web site for this villa on the point near Blowing Point.
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News.ai Updated!

The main news.ai web page has been updated for December, with stories on Shamash at Shoal Bay, the Jazz Festival and a tourist couple who had a great visit.
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Sunday, December 08, 2002

Spyglass Hill Villa ....coming Fall 2003. An exquisite, private, gated residence poised on the ridge at North Hill capturing dramatic views of the yacht-dotted bay and offshore isles and cays.
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Sunset Homes has updated its website on the villa in progress at North Hill. Click here to see development.
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Altamer Holiday Menus

In addition to the regular menu Altamer for Christmas is offering as starters Crayfish bisque and clams casino, Entrees: Roast turkey with apricot and thyme cornbread stuffing or Slow oven roasted baked ham with Chef Leduc's favourite pineapple rum honey glaze. Live entertainment: Dmitri Loutsiv on Grand Piano.

New Year's Eve: a gourmet five course meal and dancing to live entertainment at $ 150 per person. Live entertainment Dmitri Loutsiv on Piano 6 - 10 pm, Dumpa on steel pans 10pm - 1 am.

Course 1: Chef Leduc's surprise
Course 2: Beluga (Black) Russian Caviar or Fois Gras
Course 3: Chilled watermelon soup, escargot, caesar salad, or cajun spaghetti prawns
Course 4: Fresh Anguillian Lobster tail flambeed in brandy Americaine lobster sauce, USDA Prime fillet mignon crusted with ground peppercorns, Roast duckling with classic French orange sauce, Vegetarian Wellington, or Fillet of sole with julienne of fresh vegetables
Course 5: Dessert-- specially created individual chocolate baby grand piano, mango sorbet or vanilla ice cream

Glass of champagne at Midnight

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Anguilla Watersports Update

Snorkeling and Parasailing on Shoal Bay.

New scuba program: first dive: introduction to scuba diving program lasts 15 to 20 minutes and cost only $10, everyone has got to try this.

New "ultimate snorkeling machine": environmentally friendly, battery operated, no polution, 2 speeds: 1 mile/hour or 5 miles/hour, no noise, no vibrations, glass window to see under water without getting wet!!! Ideal for weak swimmers, ideal as well for getting the best sun tan.

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High speed internet connection, Cyber beach point: check your mail, send digital pics to your friends back home. Tel 264-497-7048 Email: axawatersports@anguillanet.com
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Hibernia has updated their web site with complete new menus for this season, a special page on their art gallery, details of their travelling during the off season, and a special menu for New Years.

For example, pictured here is SALADE DE LANGOUSTE AUX CEREALES, ESSENCE DE CRUSTACES A LA VANILLE, MESCLUN ET MENTHE FRAICHE (lobster and barley cooked 'risotto style' with vanilla & lobster reduction, salad with fresh mint).
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Saturday, December 07, 2002

New Restaurant: Local With Flair.

Kirk Hughes, owner of the new "Flavours" restaurant on Back Street (South Hill), sees his unique selling point as “local, with flair”: a menu offering the great local dishes for which Anguilla has always been known, in an ambience that captures the style and flair of the island. “And the really great thing”, Hughes points out, “is that the prices, too, will remain local – our intention is not to offer the so-called “Tourist prices” but to remain true to the value that can be found in any of Anguilla’s local restaurants”. Dine with views of Sandy Ground and Prickly Pear. The chef at Flavours is Rexford Fleming, a self-taught Anguillian Chef, has worked at Cap Juluca Hotel and as Head Chef at the Sapphire Restaurant. He was also a member of the National Culinary Team. His menu includes many local favourites such as Stringy Saltfish served in a crisp Corn Shell, Anguillian Pigeon Pea Soup garnished with slivers of Salt Beef, and Pot Fish served with coconut dumplings and a medley of ground provisions. Telephone: 264-235-6100
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Friday, December 06, 2002

The Anguilla Tourist Board announces its Annual Christmas Gift Basket Distribution on Monday December 23, 2002. Persons interested in contributing to this worthwhile cause may contact the Anguilla Tourist Board at 264-497-2759 or email atbtour@anguillanet.com. No gift is too large or too small. Play a part in brininging Christmas cheer to some of Anguilla's little boys and girls.
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Bartletts Collection, located next to Irie Life on Back Street, South Hill is excited about their new line called "Bartletts Gifts to Go". Lots of fun gifts are already packaged in decorative bags and are ready to go - gift packages contain items like binoculars, baseball bats, car kits, neck ties, accessories, oven mitts, Christmas ornaments (some of them hand crafted in Poland), Guavaberry gift packages and more. Email: bartlett@anguillanet.com Tel. 264-497-6625.
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Something Special, located in West End next to Devonish Art Gallery has a pre-Christmas sale and new items. French soaps, Christmas ornaments, Bob Marley candles, oils, lotions, jewelry, gift sets, perfumes, dried flowers, crafts from Haiti and Guyana, hats ands more hats. Tel 264-497-6655.
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Marissa Gumbs

Here is a profile of a former Miss Anguilla and currently a Marketing major at Barry University in Miami Florida.
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Thursday, December 05, 2002

Koal Keel - Le Petit Patissier.

Although Koal Keel restaurant has not reopened this year, the pastry shop is open for breakfast and lunch: butter croissants, braided challah, brioche, cookies, muffins, fruit tartes, french baquettes and more, including Lobster sandwiches, ham sandwiches, soups and salads. Mon-Sat 6am - 130pm, closed Sun. Located upstairs in the "Warden's Place", Koal Keel restaurant, The Valley. 497-2930
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Wallblake House.

The restoration of historic Wallblake House is complete. The official opening will be on December 12, 2002. The buildings and grounds will be available for community events, weddings, etc. and tours of the site are offered during the tourist season, starting Tuesday Dec 17 at 10am and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Wednesday, December 04, 2002

New Maps with Street Names.

Now that Anguilla has street names and even some street signs, you can pick up a new map with the street names on it. Just ask at the Anguilla Tourist Board.
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Enthusiastic entrepreneur Heather Wallace proudly opened her stationery and specialty gift store located in Rock Farm in early November 2002. The store is a welcome addition to the island's business sector in terms of providing a competitively priced array of stationery and unique gifts. The stationery product line includes office supplies, equipment and furniture. There are some great gift ideas for Christmas and other special occasions including leather goods like briefcases and wallets, paintings, picture frames, 2003 diaries and more.

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Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm. Saturday 9am – 12:30pm. For more information email Heather at hwallace@anguillanet.com or call 264-497-7890.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again to pass the airport entrance. Turn right at the roundabout and go past Wallblake House, turn left on the next paved road, at Keene Enterprises, just past the post office. Follow this street until you pass Hall’s Bakery, then take the next left , then take the first right and follow the signs.
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Frangipani Restaurant.

This gourmet restaurant in the Frangipani Beach Club on Meads Bay has something special (besides the Napolean Creme Brulee dessert!). When we went last night, it was rainy and windy in Anguilla (for a change). Frangipani has dining on their seaside terrace, but they also have a beautiful inside dining room, completely isolated from the weather if the windows are closed. Most dining rooms in Anguilla are open-air.
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Soroptomist Fair.

Saturday, Dec 7, 11am-4:30pm. On the grounds of the Governer's house in Old Ta. $1 admission. Lunch, bbq, drinks, baked goods, toys, games, books, ...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2002

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Launch of "Dollar-A-Day" Tourism Marketing Fund

On November 19, The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) proudly launched the "Dollar-A-Day" Tourism Marketing Fund, an unprecedented drive to raise funds for marketing Anguilla as a tourism destination. This initiative is private sector led, operating in collaboration with the Anguilla Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism. Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism Osbourne Fleming enthusiastically endorsed the campaign and welcomed the innovative proposal for the public-private sector partnership initiative. Pictured here are Dr. & Mrs. Frankie Hughes on behalf of Paradise Cove, making a ceremonial check presentation to the fund.

The launch ceremony was energized by visiting keynote speaker Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Director General of Tourism for the Bahamas. Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace is a vibrant hospitality industry veteran, and made his contribution drawing on his varied experience and expertise in the private and public tourism sectors. He championed of the cause for private and public sector cooperation sharing various success stories of The Bahamas.

Basically the campaign has three phases and allows for the voluntary participation of all registered businesses on the island and also visitors to Anguilla's shores. Here's an outline of how it works:
Phase One: Guests staying at participating hotels and villas will be invited to contribute US$1.00 for each night of their stay towards the fund. For instance a family of 4 staying at a particular property for one week would be asked to contribute US$7.00 to the fund.
Phase Two: Registered businesses on the island will be asked to contribute US$1.00 per day or US$365 per year towards the fund.
Phase Three: Monies raised as part of Phases One and Two will be matched dollar for dollar by an annual contribution from a Matching Fund Strategic Partner.
For more information email Mimi at AHTA at ahta@anguillanet.com. Feel free to have a look at the AHTA website at http://ahta.ai/
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Go-To Anguilla Web Site

This site has information for a number of services on Anguilla (guest houses, car rental, etc.), including Kerwin Kottages.
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Monday, December 02, 2002

Beachshack Update

Mary Ann's Tropical Construction web site has been updated with information on decorating the apartment above the technology center, including lots of local resources that other people may find useful. Nice pictures.
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Shamash is Back at Shoal Bay

Chef Shamash, one of the best Anguillian gourmet chefs, has returned to Shoal Bay and reopened Zaras restaurant in the Allamanda Beach Club.

And Crusted Garlic Snapper is still on the menu! Click the link above for more pictures, story and full menu.
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Blanchards is Going Full Steam

We went to Blanchards Restaurant for dinner and found a good crowd enjoying this year's new menu.

Here are shots of a couple of items that we tried:

Bangkok Shrimp skewered, grilled and served with a dipping sauce of soy, lemon and ginger..... and
Grilled Vegetable Salad with goat cheese, red peppers, scallions, yellow squash and sesame seed dressing.

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Sunday, December 01, 2002

K's Kove.

Gratel Webster has just built some efficiency apts in Island Harbour overlooking Scilly Cay for vacationers at very reasonable rates. Prices range from $50 to $70 per night, depending on size and amenities. Click link above for her web site.
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Cedar Grove Cafe

The Rendezvous Bay Hotel has been upgrading itself for the last few years and one of the additions is the Cedar Grove Cafe with a gourmet, eclectic menu for lunch and dinner. You have a choice of dining experiences: either make new friends at the long family-style table on the veranda, or choose a more intimate table along the sea nestled in the local cedar trees.

We dropped in one day in early November for lunch and had an excellent meal. Here are some snapshots. Click here for the dinner menu. Tel.: (264) 497-6549 E Mail: E Mail: info@rendezvousbay.com

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New Gas Station!

Delta Petroleum has a new gas station on Long Path, near the Tropical Flower wholesale outlet. Directions: from the airport, take the only exit, turn left and go straight past Island Car Rental, then turn right at Barclays Bank (where Alberts Market used to be). Continue for about 2 miles, it is on the left!
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New: Island Supermarket

There is a clean, bright, enjoyable new market in Anguilla, located on the road going east out of Island Harbour village, on the top of White Hill.

Juanita, the manager, previously ran a supermarket in St. Thomas and has brought in many of the items that enjoyed success there. For example, she has mexican tortillas for sale, both flour and corn, which we have used for tacos, burritos and fajitas. And she sells flavored rum of many kinds. The Coconut Rum makes a great rum punch.

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Police Commisioner Receives Queen's Award. (The Anguillian)

Mitchell Harrigan, Commisioner of the Royal Anguilla Police Force, received the Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Click link to read the story from The Anguillian.
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Nurse Lloyd Honored.

Nurse Vida Lloyd was honored this month for her nursing career in Anguilla, which started in 1953 and ended with her retirement in 1988 as Senior Nursing Officer. Mrs. Lloyd is also the proprieter of the well-regarded Lloyds Guest House.
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