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Monday, March 31, 2003

Allamanda Rates Updated

Allamanda Beach Club on Shoal Bay has updated their rate schedule for this summer, next winter and even next summer. I especially like that you can stay in a studio apartment, off the pool, for $87 per night (of course bigger apartments are more).
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Festival of the Sea in May

From The Anguillian. May 16-31, 2003. Regatta, Anguillian boat racing, fish fry, etc.
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Tourism Board Moves to New Premises

From The Anguillian. New location is next to the Department of Agriculture in The Valley; the roof is very bright!
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Anguilla Beach Mugs

Loretta Omania (fit2print2000@yahoo.com) has created a coffee mug with a beautiful beach picture taken near the ferry landing. If anyone is interested in one, it would cost $16 (incl. S&H).


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Beachshack: Mosquito Magnet

Mary Ann's Tropical Construction web site has been updated with information on a gadget that attracts and destroys biting insects, plus several other topics.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003

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Johnno’s…20th Anniversary Celebrations this Summer!

Johnno’s remains one of Anguilla’s legends on the restaurant/bar/entertainment scene….a must-see-and-do on the island. With its humble beginnings in 1983 as a beach shack manned by one person (Johnno himself), Johnno’s has developed into the island’s leading hot spot for live entertainment still retaining its charming informal ambience and rustic character. Whether featuring the vibrant Mussington Band or the smooth sounds of jazz, Johhno’s is always a center of activity for visitors and locals alike. In the daytime Johnno’s transforms to a quiet beach restaurant specializing in seafood. They offer lunch and dinner from Tuesdays to Sundays. Tel: 264-497-2728. Email: Johnedwards17@msn.com

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Johnno reflects back on his returning to Anguilla in 1983 after many years of running bars and restaurants in the US and USVI. “We didn’t even have electricity down here…there were one or two restaurants on the whole island…things were so different…”

July 19, 2003 brings the 20th anniversary of Johnno’s and a grand three-day celebration is planned to commemorate the event. From Friday July 18 – Sunday July 20, Anguilla can expect a to enjoy a wide range of daytime and nighttime activities including a Dinner/Dance, Live Jazz with Dinner featuring premier local and international artists, daytime beach activities like limbo dancing and volleyball, a Mussingtons Band Live Music Jam and Boat Racing fun. This event is expected to be the perfect kick-off for the annual summer carnival.

A relatively undiscovered secret is Johnno’s Restaurant at Prickly Pear… a beach spot tucked away on a small uninhabited cay located off Anguilla. Day trips to Prickly Pear leave Road Bay on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at around 9am returning at about 2:30pm. Special group trips and parties can be arranged. The lunches featured include Fish, Chicken or Ribs ($15 per plate) and Lobster ($25) and boat rides cost $20 per person roundtrip.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003

click to enlarge Tropical Sunset: New on Shoal Bay

Tropical Sunset Bar & Restaurant (Uncle Ernie #2) at Shoal Bay East

Tel: 264/497/2076 - E-mail: tropicalsunsetue_2@hotmail.com

Visa and MasterCard accepted. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Dinner by reservation only.

Located on the western side of the beach next to the best snorkeling area at Shoal Bay East is a lovely new Bar and Restaurant: Tropical Sunset. It’s only a minute’s walk away from the resorts and is the perfect location to sit and watch spectacular sunsets. Whether you wish to enjoy the cozy gentle breeze across the covered patio, sit at the bar, relax under the umbrellas in the sand or under the Tropical grape vines/trees, Tropical Sunset is the place to visit when on Anguilla. Your stay will not be complete without sampling their famous conch fritters served with a homemade Creole Sauce as well as one of Jamal’s Tropical Coladas …. The best on the beach.
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Heineken Beers are US $1.00

Menu

Appetizers
Black Bean Soup $6.00
Island Conch Soup 8.00
Garden Salad 8.00
Conch Ceviche Salad 10.00

Sandwiches
Lobster $12.00
Crab 12.00
Fish 10.00
Club 10.00
Chicken 7.00
Hamburger/Cheeseburger 6.00/7.00
Served on Whole wheat/white or French bread with fries

Barbecues
Chicken $6.00
Ribs 7.00
Combo 8.00
Shrimp Kebabs 15.00
Fish Kebabs 12.00
Chicken Kebabs 10.00
Served with Freedom Fries & Cole Slaw

Entrées
Chicken Caesar Salad $12.00
Crusted Snapper 12.00
10 oz Angus Steak 15.00
Tropical Coconut Shrimp 18.00
Anguillian Cracked Conch 18.00
*Grilled Lobster 28.00
Served with Sautéed potato or peas & rice, mixed vegetables and green salad
* Lobster is seasonal

Desserts
Haagen Daz Bars $3.00
Key Lime Pie 6.00
Cheese Cake & 6.00
Ice Cream 3.00

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Dancing at CoCo-Mo's

Johanna Bachmann of Cocoloba writes: Wednesday through Sunday nights at the CoCo-Mo's Lounge at Cocoloba Beach Resort. For the next few weeks the Latin Band: SONIDO LATINO will start with soft dinner music at 8:00pm and go late into the night with Latin Rhythm dance music .... Food is great - ambience romantic .... drinks are reasonable and there is no cover charge ...... so, what are you waiting for ..... we all need the exercise .... let's marenque, tango, salsa or mambo ... and have a party !!!!
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Pictures of the Wallblake Silent Auction

Chris Mason has posted pictures of this charity event on his photo.ai web site.
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Saturday, March 22, 2003

Azemmour Boutique located at Something Special, West End invites you to come and shop for an exciting collection of ladies swimwear from Europe. A fabuous assortment of casual and evening wear. Accessories plus much more. All prices now 50% off. Open Mon. - Sat. 9am - 5pm. Tel. 497-7821.
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Thursday, March 20, 2003

Blanchard's Cookbook

Bob and Melinda Blanchard are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of their new cookbook: At Blanchard’s Table. They will be on tour in the USA, cooking and offering samples from recipes in the book.

Fri. March 28 Northshire Bookstore, Manchester,VT 7:00 pm
Sat. March 29 Barnes & Noble, Manchester, NH 2:00 pm
Wed. April 2 Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Center, NYC 7:00 pm
Thurs. April 3 TODAY SHOW appearance
Fri. April 4 Barnes & Noble, Bethesda, MD 7:30 pm
Sat. April 5 Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY 2:00 pm
Mon. April 7 Books & Co., Dayton, OH 7:00 pm
Tues. April 8 The Chopping Block, Chicago 4:00 pm
Wed. April 9 Fox & Obel, Chicago 4:30-6:30 pm
Thurs. April 10 Lunch at Webster House, Kansas City, MO (please call 816-221-4713 for reservations)
Fri. April 11 Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL 8:00 pm
Sat. April 12 Barnes & Noble, Naples, FL 2:00 pm
Sat. April 12 Barnes & Noble, Sarasota, FL 7:00 pm
Sun. April 13 Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL 1:00 pm
Sun. April 13 Barnes & Noble, Boca Raton, FL 6:00 pm
May 2-5 Boston events: not yet scheduled
Wed. May 7 Borders, Nashua, NH 7:00 pm
Sat. May 10 Borders, S. Portland, ME 2:00 pm
Wed. May 21 Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT 7:00 pm
Sat. June 7 Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover, NH 11:30 am
Sat. July 19 Book Hampton, East Hampton, NY 5:30 pm

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US Disappointed in CARICOM

CARICOM, the organization of the Caribbean nations, has not supported the US on the IRAQ issue. Anguilla is not a full member of CARICOM, but is an Associate Member. Anguilla has the right to attend meetings and observe, but not to vote. This article is from the Barbados Daily Nation.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

www.sprocka.com

Musician Sprocka now has a web page. Lots of great pictures.
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Saturday, March 15, 2003

Jazz Festival

Last night there was a great jazz concert at Shoal Bay, on the grounds of the Shoal Bay Beach Hotel. For pictures, visit Michel's pictures of the day archive. The musicians perform again tonight at Frangipani on Meads Bay.
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Sandy Island

From a tourist trip report (link above):

Feb. 13th - We ended up eating breakfast at the Ship's Galley. That is where we found out about a shuttle you could take to Sandy Island for $8 PP/RT. There is a very small white building right by Johnno's, that is where you can make arrangements to be picked up. Jason came back from Sandy Island to pick us up. We had a great time out there and the snorkeling was excellent - saw a huge Porcupine fish, etc. We saw Frigates that were going crazy over the fat trimmings from their ribs. We would definately do that trip again. It is so nice to have a restaurant/bar on that island again!

Doris has leased the island and reopened the restaurant and beach bar:

click to enlarge Hi everybody, just wanted to let you know, that the beautiful little key of Anguilla named "Sandy Island" has opened it's restaurant & beach bar "Crusoe's". We do BBQ chicken, ribs, fish and lobster and a boat shuttle service is available from Sandy Ground. ( $8 per person: round trip, children under 12 years are free). It's a great place out there to snorkel or just to relax, retreat and have fun. Try it out on your next trip and feel like Robinson Crusoe for a day....you will love it! Contact: Tel. +1-264-772-0787

The Restaurant/Bar is open daily (if weather conditions are friendly) from 11.00h a.m. 'til how long people like to stay.... the first boat leaves between 10.00h a.m - 10.30h a.m. There is a little office right next to Johnno's fom where we would call the boat for you or you just use the public phone and call 772-0787 / 0,50 $EC). We will be right there for you to pick you up....
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Friday, March 14, 2003

Sonido Latino Band at Cocoloba

CoCo-Mo's Lounge now offers nightly entertainment with a special BBQ kick-off this Saturday and a Spanish Menu for Sunday evening. You are sure to enjoy our new five member band from Santo Domingo: SONIDO LATINO exclusive at Cocoloba's Beach Resort with guest singers throughout the upcoming months.
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Monday, March 10, 2003

Wallblake Auction

An evening of fun on March 22, 2003 at the Wallblake House in The Valley. Numerous items have been donated by local artists and businesses to be auctioned to benefit the renovation of Wallblake House. Starts at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be served along with a cash bar. Silent Auction. [News via the Anguilla Guide.]
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Saturday, March 08, 2003

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Recently opened Serenity Cottage sits on the quiet end of Shoal Bay East just a few steps away from the sand. The cottage comprises four two bedroom units which can be rented in various configurations – studio with bath and private balcony; one bedroom suite or two bedroom suite.

The suites are beautifully appointed and fully furnished with full kitchen, Cable TV and ceiling fans. The high wooden roof ceilings, marble-topped bathroom and kitchen surfaces, and hand carved stone walls add a delightful touch. Serenity Restaurant operated under the same management is conveniently located nearby.

Tel./Fax. 264-497-3328. Email: wendellrogers@hotmail.com

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INTRODUCTORY RATES: February 15 – April 15, 2003

DAILY:

Studio (w/bath and private balcony) 125.00
1 Bedroom Suite 175.00
2 Bedroom Suite 250.00
Extra Person 30.00
WEEKLY (7 nights): Studio 800.00, 1 Bedroom Suite 1000.00, 2 Bedroom Suite 1550.00,

April 16 – December 16, 2003

DAILY:

Studio (w/bath and private balcony) 100.00
1 Bedroom Suite 125.00
2 Bedroom Suite 200.00
Extra Person 30.00
WEEKLY (7 nights): Studio 650.00, 1 Bedroom Suite 800.00, 2 Bedroom Suite 1200.00

Rates are subject to 10% Government Room Tax and 10% Service Charge. All rates are quoted in US currency. All rates are double occupancy and quoted in US currency. Visa, Master Card and American Express Credit Cards are accepted. Rates are subject to 10% Government Room Tax and 10% Service Charge. Rates are subject to change without further notice.

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Sydan's Apartments and Villas (French Version)

The web page for Sydan's in Sandy Ground now has a French version. This is courtesy of Mitsou Gumbs. Anyone else who is interested in having their web site translated into French can contact Mitsou at sunshineaxa@yahoo.com
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Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Nightly Entertainment at CuisinArt Resort

Nightly, Elvis from Costa Rica on guitar at the Lobby Bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Plus:

Sunday in Santorini Restaurant, overlooking the grounds and pool, Elvis from 7:30pm.

Monday, Elvis from 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Happy Hits from 7:30pm.

Wednesday, Elvis from 7:30pm.

Thursday, Sprocka from 7:30pm.

Friday, Boss and Company from 7:30pm.

Saturday, Bobcat from 7:30pm.
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Monday, March 03, 2003

Two Gallery Openings Side by Side

Loblolly Gallery has a show of new works by Iris Lewis: "Anguillian Homes in Pen, Ink and Pastel". Saturday March 8, 3-5pm. Crocus Hill Road. And new door Savannah Gallery has their opening reception for works by Paul Elliott Thuleau.
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Sunday, March 02, 2003

More on Irad's Seaside Grill

Veteran restauranteur Irad Gumbs recently opened Irad's Seaside Grill down on the water's edge at Sandy Ground. After many years of working in various top restaurants and hotels on the island and participating in training in the Caribbean and Europe, Irad created his own little gourmet haven. This tropical ocean front spot specialises in Caribbean cuisine hot off the grill. Irad is trying to keep his menu simple and refreshing, featuring lobster, crayfish, chicken, pork and more. Irad's Seaside Grill opens from Monday - Saturday from 12 noon to 3pm for lunch and from 7pm - 10pm for dinner. Closed Sundays. Tel. 497-5827. Irad also does charter boat pickups and tours.

Lunch Menu Irad’s Seaside Grill (Prices in USD. 15% Service Charge to be added)

Soups
Vickssoise (Served cold) $4
Conch Soup $5
Fish Soup $5
Pumpkin Soup $4

Salads
Chef Salad (Served with Roast Beef and chicken) $12
Nicoise Salad )Served with Tuna or Chicken) $12
Caesar Salad (Served with Tuna, Shrimp or Chicken) $10
Mixed Garden Salad $8

Sandwiches
Chicken Sandwich $8
Club sandwich $10
Lobster sandwich $12
Hot Dogs $6
Hamburgers $8
Fish Burgers $8

Wrap Sandwiches
Roti (Chicken, Shrimp or Roast Beef) $8
Club Wrap
(Chicken, Shrimp, Ground Beef or Roast Beef) $10
Lobster Wrap $12

Pizzas
Toppings: Pepperoni, Ground Beef, Seafood, Vegetables, Mushroom, Olives, Ham, Peppers, Pineapple $8

Entrées (Served with Rice & Peas or Fries & Cole Slaw)
Fish & Chips $10
Snapper Creole $12
Crayfish $15
Lobster $15 per pound
Grilled Chicken Breast $10
BBQ Ribs $8
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Sunset Homes Update.

Ian "Sugar George" Edwards and his wife Janine continue posting progress reports on the construction of their new villa:   Stage 12 and Stage 13.
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Saturday, March 01, 2003

Animal Rescue Newsletter

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation February 2003 Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking the link above, or by going to our home page http://www.aarf.ai/ and click on newsletter and February 2003. This month includes updates on AARFs discussions with Puppy Angels, a number of animals going to US, and our currently available adoptable pets.
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Computer for the Chamber of Commerce

The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACOCI) was the appreciative recipient of a Dell Pentium II Computer complete with DVD and CD Writer. Main Ltd., an Anguillian software company owned and managed by Bob Green, donated the system to support the Chamber’s drive to create increased business opportunities on Anguilla and to offer educational resources for entrepreneurs on the island.

Bob has also volunteered to regularly update and maintain the Chamber’s web page and assist with their awareness and educational drive through exposure on www.news.ai. ACOCI’s Executive Officer Calvin Bartlett expressed his gratitude upon accepting the donation, which he indicates will go a long way in providing support for the Chamber’s planned educational programs and other initiatives.
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Ashley Brooks Road Relay.

Come see the athletes from the 7 primary schools and the high school compete on March 9, 2pm. Location: Ashley's supermarket in The Valley.
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