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Saturday, February 28, 2004

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New Paint at Ernies!

Uncle Ernies beach bar on Shoal Bay has just been painted a bright new green color.
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moonsplash 2004

Moonsplash 2004

Bankie Banx has announced the Special Guest Artistes for his 2004 Moonsplash Music Festival, scheduled for April 1-4 at The Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay. Two of reggae's most celebrated bands, Culture and Third World, will headline the Friday and Saturday night Moonsplash Main Stage concerts. Sunday is the Grand Beach Party, featuring the Folk, Food and Arts/Crafts Fair. More details are available on Bankie's website.
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Friday, February 27, 2004

Devonish Gallery Show

New works by Peg Gregory. Reception Sunday March 7, 2004. 530-730pm. Further information 497-2949
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Roaring Lions Children’s Football Program

The Roaring Lions Club, three-year reining champions of the Anguilla Football Association Football League have organised a football program for the youths between the ages of four (4) and twelve (12) years old. Special thanks goes out to Jeff who was visiting Anguilla last December for being instrumental in launching the program. Sunset Homes, a Home Design and Building company on the island jumped on board to sponsor the program.

The football youth program started in December 2003 and about twenty-five children participate currently. There is still room for more children to join, as the team of coaches can cater for up to fifty children. It is hoped that other sporting teams will be inspired to offer various youth programs throughout the island.

The coaches from the Roaring Lions team are enthusiastic and full of energy, as they donate their time and expertise to create fun and exciting football sessions for the children. Coaches include Nigel “Nico” Connor, Shomari “Chichi” Kentish, Lester “Fishy” Connor, Clarence “Bailey” Lake, Livingston “Poti” Clifton, Leon Jeffers, Terrence “Casa” Rogers, Iston “Iceman” Benjamin and other Roaring Lions’ team members.

The program is now focusing on teaching the children the fundamental skills of football such as passing, dribbling and ball control. As the children advance, the coaches will interweave the rules of the game, mindful of keeping the tone light and fun for their young participants. There are plans to expand the program and bring in various resource persons from time to time, to include other elements such as academic and self development learning opportunities for the children.

The Roaring Lions Football team, which features footballers mainly from Stoney Ground and The Quarter, had its beginnings in 1979 and remains very active in the football arena. Every year end they organise an appreciation event for their team forerunners and invite their past players to join them in an “Old versus New” game.

Sessions take place every Saturday from 8am – 10am. Participation is free of charge. Interested children should come to the park at 8am on Saturday morning. If you have any questions call Poti at 772-3506 or 497-8412 or Nico at 497-0808.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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Caribbean Cruise Raffle to benefit The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF)

First Prize: 7 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise for Two* on Carnival Cruise Lines. Beginning July 10, 2004 leaving from San Juan, PR. Includes Round Trip Airfare from Anguilla to San Juan, PR. Stops include: St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, La Romana, San Juan.

Second Prize: Dinner for Two at Cap Jaluca’s Pimms Restaurant

Third Prize: A DVD Player

Ticket Price US$25.00 - Drawing: May 31, 2004

*Prize includes the cruise and airfare only. All other expenses are paid by the winner. At least one traveler must be 25 years of age or older.

Tickets are available at the following locations: Morlen’s Veterinary Hospital, Anguilla Techni Sales, Shoal Bay Villas, Ben and Dolly’s Furniture. They will also be selling at The ABC Flower Show Feb 28th and 29th and at the Anguilla Post Office. Or contact info@aarf.ai (MasterCard and Visa accepted!)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Motor Bike For Sale

Peugeot Vivacity 50cm3. 4 months old. Red with red top case on back. Price US$1700.

Call Stanya Peacock at 497-5342
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Saturday, February 21, 2004

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Harrigan Apartment Near Shoal Bay

Dennis Harrigan is renting his apartment on the road to Shoal Bay; 2 minutes drive to the beach. by the week or the month.

Four bedrooms, two baths, cable TV, cool trade winds, full furnished, washing machine.

Quiet, modern, sleeps 8. Maid service upon request. Very reasonable rates, $700/week.

Contact them at 264.497.2043 or cel 264.772.4445.
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Visitor Report from Rendezvous Bay

The Vincent family from Montreal Canada writes:

"We spent an amazing week in January at Bow Green villa and I would like to tell anyone thinking of taking a family to Anguilla on vacation how wonderful it is to rent a villa. We think Rendevous Bay, which is about 2 minute walk from Bow Green is the best beach in the Caribbean and we have been to many, many islands in the W.I. Our family of 5, included a 9 month baby and after a morning on the beach which is so safe for children we retired to the pool at the house and spent the warmer hours around a very pleasant and beautiful garden, dipping in the pool whenever we felt like it.
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The house feels like your own holiday home as it has all the little things to make your stay more comfortable - large TV, DVD player, CD player etc., air-conditioning, ceiling fans and an amazing roof top patio which is a very romantic spot in the evening as you overlook St. Maarten twinkling with all the lights. The house also comes with an amazing housekeeper, Darlene, who was able to answer any questions we had on shopping and getting around and really made our week very memorable.

We plan to come back to Anguilla as we found the people very warm and welcoming and the island very beautiful.
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Zebra Villa, Meads Bay

This new villa is located on a small hill behind Carimar, walking distance down to the beach. Two bedrooms (air conditioned) and a study that can double as a third bedroom. Pool. Special: $7700 per week.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Gallery Owners, Artists and Friends of the Art Community in Anguilla

Anguilla International Arts Festival Committee invites you to participate in an open discussion concerning the future development of art in Anguilla. To be held March 4th at 5:30pm at the Anguilla Tourist Board Office. Refreshments to be served. For more information please email cperry@anguillanet.com or telephone 264.497.2735 or visit our website at www.artsfestival.ai .
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Bingo Night

Anguilla Animal Rescue (AARF) will hold a Bingo night Monday February 23rd beginning 7:30 pm at the Soroptimist Club. Each game is US$1.00. Fun prizes for each game winner! There will be a cash bar. Please join them for a great evening to support the homeless animals of Anguilla.
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Monday, February 16, 2004

Altamer Restaurant invites you to Jazz Cocktail Hour

A Contemporary Piano Jazz Concert with Dmitri Loutsiv on the Grand Piano. Mondays: 5:30 - 7:00pm, 2 for 1 Drinks. Cocktail Hour attendees receive 20% off dinner if ordered before 6:30 pm. Altamer Restaurant, Shoal Bay West, For information and reservations: 264.498.4000.
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Sunday, February 15, 2004

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2004 Anguilla Business Survey - How to include your needs, ideas and opinions ... don’t be left out!

More than 100 members of the Anguilla business community have already shared their opinions in the 2004 Anguilla Nearly 100 members of the Anguilla business community have already shared their opinions in the 2004 Anguilla Business Survey. If you are a business owner, key employee, contractor, restaurateur, taxi driver, villa owner, or have any other independent business - this is an important opportunity to include your views about doing business in Anguilla. This will help the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry focus on what matters most to those of you shaping the future of our economy every day. To complete the survey on-line, simply click this link to the survey page. OR... If you prefer to arrange for an appointment to be interviewed, please e-mail your request along with your name and phone number to: acoci@anguillanet.com.
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Friday, February 13, 2004

Last Minute Specials

Harbor Lights located in a charming fishing village is offering last minute specials from February 20th to March 12th: "Book 7 nights and get an ocean view for as little as $350.00 weekly and ocean front for $500.00 weekly. Check us out at our web site or email to harborlights@anguillanet.com"
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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Wine Tasting Dinner Friday at Cap Juluca

Hors d’oeuvres Reception 7:00 - 7:30pm at Kemia
Guest Speaker: Marchese Piero ANTINORI, Owner of Antinori Wines
$100.00 USD per Person + 15% Service Charge (special $80 pp for residents). Reservations Required – Call 497-6666 ext. 514
Menu:
Warm Wild Salmon - leek fondue, fennel & Chardonnay foam, salmon eggs and truffle oil. Wine: Conte della Vipera Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Roasted Farm Raised Striped Bass - arugular puree, purple peruvian potato mash. cabernet sauvignon reduction Wine: Cervaro della sala Riserva 2001 Wine: Lightly Smoked Quail Stuffed with Israeli Couscous, served with an apple cider emulsion. Wine: Villa Antinori Rosso 2001
Braised Venison Tenderloin - morels, asparagus tips, golden beets, parsley coulis and cumin scented veal jus. Wine: Tenute Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1999 & Tignanello 2000
Assiette de Fromage served with the chef's sesame cracker. Wine: Pian delle Vigne Brunello 1998
Roasted Almond Tart with caramel ice cream. Wine: Vinsanto Tenute Marchese 2000
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ATT Wireless Wants to Enter Anguilla

Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Little Bit of Everything

A fun new store has opened up on Back Road, South Hill, next door to Rafe's bar. Tropical wraps, swim suits, jewelry, purses, hats, and much more.

Tel: 264.497.6416, 264.772.3189.

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and past the airport entrance. Continue west through the roundabout and down the island, through the Sandy Ground roundabout, past the turnoff for Blowing Point. go past the turnoff right for Rafe's and take the next paved right turn, which is the start of Back Road, a one-way street. You will run into this shop in about 1/4 mile on the right.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Anguilla Great House

New web site for this fun resort on Rendezvous Bay.
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Doug Carty, Dive Master

New web site for this popular dive captain.
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Callaloo Club

New web site.
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Barrel Stay Restaurant

A new web site.
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Gwen's Reggae Grill

New web site.
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New Traffic Lights Operational

The new stop lights in The Valley and George Hill were turned on this morning, but some people were still driving through without looking. So give people a few days to get used to this.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Mangos Restaurant - a Special Jazz Evening Tonight

For one night only, Tuesday, February 10th, Jazz vocalist Darby Dizard, accompanied by Chris Cherney will be performing at Mangos Restaurant in a special evening of "Jazz on the Beach". Ms. Dizard has performed at many of the world's renowned musical stages including, Birdland, the famed New York Jazz Nightclub and Carnegie Hall. Her smooth, vocal stylings have been compared to jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Dinner service begins at 7:30pm. For more information and reservations, please call 497-6479.
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Friday, February 06, 2004

AHTA Auctions Stay on Meads Bay

See their twelfth, on-line fund-raising auction.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004

Mom and Pop Owned Rentals

On the Anguilla Forum, "Ken" asks:

"Our main stay has generally been small no frills family owned operations, little bungalows, hotels & cottages. Beach side rooms with cabana boys don't really fit our program. Perhaps it's a simple place near the sea, or on a second floor in town, maybe it's on a back road on the hillside? We're simple people looking for a simple place with a kitchenette. Any suggestions for accommodations? Places like these don't always have web pages."

Luckily for Ken, the small local places in Anguilla do have web pages, on: www.inns.ai
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Flower and Garden Show to be held in Feb

The Anguilla Beautification Club (ABC) Flower and Garden show is to be held on February 28 and 29 at Wallblake House. This year is a full show with flower arrangements, plants and garden displays, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be three main groups—arrangements of flowers, plants growing in containers and garden displays. The flower arrangements include fresh flowers in a vase, flowers grown in Anguilla, foliage without flowers, single flowers, dried arrangements, miniature arrangements and creative arrangements using a decorated container or driftwood.

The plants include flowering plants, foliage, indigenous plants, cacti, succulents, hanging baskets and miniature gardens. The garden displays are either twenty feet by twelve feet or ten feet by twelve feet. This year the primary schools are being invited to compete in the garden display section and to date six schools have entered.

Persons are allowed to enter more than one class but only submit one entry per class. Guidelines and entry forms are available in several places including the commercial banks, Anglec, the Tourist Board, the Agricultural Department, the Post Office, the Drug Store and Cable and Wireless.
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Listening to Radio in Anguilla

Roger Fenn has sent a new list of radio stations that can be heard in Anguilla, including several that are available over the Internet!
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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Shirmels Ville

Shirmels Ville: Anguilla - Great value!

Are you looking for an exciting and relaxing time in the Caribbean. Look no further. Imagine yourself in this clean deluxe two-bedroom villa which offers magnificent views of St. Martin. Ava, the manager, writes

"It is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in Anguilla - Cove Bay, Mead's Bay, Rendezvous Bay and Maunday's Bay. We are also in close proximity to several popular restuarants on the island: Flavours, Blanchards, Mangos and Oliver's Seaside Grill to name a few. You'll love our friendly service. We invite you to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve and enjoy this tropical island paradise at Shirmelsville."

"You can experience this ultimate Caribbean vacation for a small fraction of the cost of staying at one of the larger resorts. During the period of February 20 - March 10, 2004, we will be offering a special - Stay six nights and get the seventh night free - US$800 per week for a couple plus taxes. Also, check out our special summer rates starting at $600 during the period April 15 - November 1."

Contact Email: shirmelsville@hotmail.com Tel: 264-497-6046
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Children's Menu at Altamer

For children under 12 years of age.Available before 8pm:

Mixed Salad, served with Homemade French Dressing $6
Pumpkin Soup $7
PASTA WITH CHOICE OF:
Butter and Parmesan Cheese $10
Spaghetti Sauce and Parmesan Cheese $10
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce $12
Grilled Chicken Breast with Choice of French Fries or Pasta $15
Chicken Drumettes and French Fries $12
Hamburger or Fishburger with French Fries $14
DESSERT:
Chefs Ice Cream Sundae With Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream $8

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Monday, February 02, 2004

Main News.ai Home Page Updated

We have updated the monthly news for February, with an article about a wedding on Shoal Bay.
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Sunday, February 01, 2004

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K Gallery Opens

A new gallery of contemporary European paintings opened last night in the South Hill Plaza.

K Gallery owner Loredana Speranza of Capri, Italy hosted the opening, which drew a large crowd. She aims to introduce the best of European artists. Among the artists featured are Mauro Stipanov of Croatia, Nomade of France, and Justyna Miklasiewicz of Poland.

Tel: 264.497.8941. Located between the turn offs for Blowing Point and for Anguilla Great House in South Hill.

The K Gallery web site will be finished soon. In the meantime, email Loredana at loredanasperanza@hotmail.com
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St. Gerard's to Host Annual Garden Party

On Saturday, 21st February, 2004, St. Gerard’s Catholic Church will host its annual West Indian Garden Party on the lawn of Wallblake House in the Valley. The event, now in its 21st year, will feature a buffet dinner, dessert, live music and dancing. A cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 U.S. per adult and are available from church members or at Caribbean Cable Communications (formerly All Island Cable TV), the Old Cotton Gin Ice Cream Parlor, Anguilla Drug Store and Keene Enterprises. Children’s tickets, at a cost of $10 U.S. will be available at the door.

The Garden Party is a popular event, drawing approximately 400 people each year, including both tourists and Anguilla residents. Participants enjoy traditional West Indian fare, including baked chicken and rice and peas. Dinner is served under the stars on the grounds of the recently renovated Wallblake House. Live music, provided by the ever-popular Sprocka, inspires dancing until late into the evening.

For more information, email Micki Garcia at micki@axagarcia.com
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New Mexican Restaurant Opens

If you're looking for a fun new spot to eat out, Mexican-style, try recently opened Picante Restaurant. With its relaxed ambience, Picante is perfect for informal dinners and families. Private Chef Zoe Hodge owns the restaurant and her daughter Chloe and son-in-law Theron operate the restaurant. Theron is the Executive Chef and has over ten years experience in the food and beverage arena.

We went last night and found it charming. The Lime Chicken was incredible. Prices were very reasonable. Casual, fun, great food.
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Theron and Chloe have been visiting Anguilla for eight years and recently relocated to Anguilla from Northern California where they managed two popular restaurants. Picante is known for their great Margaritas and Mexican Cuisine. Picante is located on the West End mainroad just past Foods 95, going west.

Opening hours: Open every day except Tuesdays. Wednesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm. Sunday: 5:30pm - 9pm. Friday: Happy Hour: 5pm - 7pm Tel. 264-498-1616. For reservations or take-away orders!

Menu:

Entrante:

Quesdilla 5.95
Guacamole & Chips 6.95
Vegetable Tortilla Soup 4.75
Picante Salad 6.75
(avocado, radishes, cucumber, carrots & mixed greens)
Chipotle Riblettes & Chicken Wings 8.25
Grilled Chili-Queso Corn on the Cob (2 pc.) 4.75

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Quesadillas
(Corn flour tortillas)
Cheese 8.00
Chicken 8.25
Steak 9.75

Tacos:
Chicken 7.25
Steak 8.25
Grilled or fried fish 8.95

Burrito
(rice, black or refried beans, lettuce & salsa)
Veggie 7.50
Chicken 8.50
Steak 9.50

Super Burrito
(rice, black or refried beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, salsa)
Veggie 8.75
Chicken 10.50
Steak 11.25
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Platos Grandes
(includes rice, beans and Mexican slaw)
Tequila-Lime Brick Chicken 12.95
Chiptotle Ribs 13.50

Postres:

Flan 5.25
Mexican Chocolate Pudding 5.25
Chilled Fruit with Lime 5.25

All prices in quoted US$. Add 15% service charge to all orders. All Burritos servced with slaw. Steak amd Chicken Tacos served with slaw. Fish Tacos servced with Mexican Rice.
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