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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Private Chef

Lenroy Gumbs. 264.772.3312
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Anguilla Travel in NY Times

The NY Times Travel section has 2 articles on Anguilla. The one linked above (free registration required) covers Anguilla on $250 a day and this article raises the budget to $1000 a day (reg. reguired also).
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Friday, February 25, 2005

New Government Sworn In

According to article in The Anguillian. Chief Minister is Osbourne Fleming. Click link for more details.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Soroptimist Web Site

The Anguilla Soroptimist Club has updated their web site with pictures from their Christmas Fair and other events, and details on their coming regional conference, which will be held in Anguilla in August 2005.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

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Summer at Shoal Bay

Villa La Vanda at Shoal Bay is available at a special rate of $180/night in the off season. This one bedroom cottage is unbelieveably charming, plus it has a totally private walled garden and you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes.
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Election Results

RadioAXA has the results on their web site (probably unofficial): all the incumbents have been re-elected: Kenneth Harrigan, Osbourne Fleming, Victor Banks, Eddie Baird, Hubert Hughes and Albert Hughes. In district 3, where the incumbent Eric Reid had retired, the winner was Neil Rogers of the United Front (that is the party that formed the last government). With the United Front having a majority of 4 seats again, they should be able to form the new government.
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Monday, February 21, 2005

March Yoga Retreat

Anguilla Yoga Retreat. Held at the Anguilla Yoga Studio in South Hill. March 3 – 8, 2005.

A Yoga retreat taught by Jeanne-Marie Derrick will be held at the Anguilla Yoga Studio in South Hill from Thursday March 3 – Tuesday March 8. It includes seven classes on six consecutive days. Classes will focus on the techniques of yoga postures, breath proficiency and the steps of meditation. The practice of Hatha Yoga builds the potential for greater focus and awareness, a finely tuned consciousness, and the fire of will power. Classes are open to all levels, beginners through advanced. Jeanne-Marie Derrick manages the Anguilla Yoga Studio and Retreat Center in South Hill. She has been involved with the teaching and practice of yoga since 1983, and is certified in Iyengar Yoga. For more information, contact Jeanne-Marie: Phone: 264 497 6606 www.jeanne-marie.com Price: 2 hour class - $20 US per or $126 for all 7 classes
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Sophie's Hair Style Help.

Sophie Dehove, hair sylist in Anguilla and long-time resident, has created a hair-style web site. She says 'I decided to create this "2005 hair styles" web site to help you to manage your hair, to share the many tips that I have accumulated in these last 20 years. As an artisan, I will give you my true opinion. Whether you have curly hair, straight hair, long or short hair, are male or female, I want to help you as a hairdresser is supposed to. You can ask me any question and I will be happy to answer by email.'
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Friday, February 18, 2005

Candidates

Anguilla's election is Monday, July 21st. The Anguillian reports on the candidates who have registered for each district.
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Anguilla Holiday Marketing in the UK

Richard Rigb writes: "Expressions Holidays is one of the UK's leading specialist luxury tour operators, and we are currently working on developing our Caribbean programme, Caribbean Expressions, which I am dealing with online. I am particularly trying to promote Anguilla, an island which corresponds neatly with the luxury upmarket requirements of our clientele." Click the link above for their Anguilla page, where they currently promote Cap Juluca and Malliouhana, although they have also booked some clients into Cuisinart.
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Jazz Festival ™ Update

Mar 18-20th, Jazz lovers will groove to the sounds of Donald Brown, Sherry Wilson Butler, Nancy Kelly, Robert Zi Taylor, Barbara Walker, Bennie Wallace, Donald Brown plus Ash and Friends and the Philly Band.

Schedule and prices are as follows:

Friday, March 18th. Opening Cocktail party at 6:30 pm Four-course dinner with jazz performances. $90.00

Saturday, March 19th. Jazz on the Main stage at 8:00 pm $40.00

Sunday, March 20th. Jazz Brunch from 10:30am-4:00 pm $30.00
Beach Jazz Jam Session on Meads Bay from 5:00pm – until ??? FREE!! Tickets are available at Frangipani Beach Club, Keene Enterprises, Anguilla Drug Store, the Anguilla Tourist Board, Devonish Art Gallery and most major hotels. For international guests, please call 264.497.6442 to reserve your tickets or email you ticket request to info@anguillajazzfestival.org
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Animal Rescue Newsletter

The AARF February Newsletter is available at www.aarf.ai under newsletter or directly at the link above. As a reminder there will be a booth at the ABC Flower Show on Saturday February 19th from 11 am to 5 pm. Volunteers will be selling AARF merchandise including GREENIES and signing up memberships.
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Moonsplash Schedule!

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24th 2005. 7:00PM. Cocktail Party at Callaloo Club Villas & The Anguilla International Yacht Club.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25th 2005.

8:00PM Better Band
9:00 Bankie Banx & Friends
10:00 Lloyd Parks & We The People
11:00 Pam Hall
12:00 John Holt

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26th 2005

12:00 Noon Moon Splash Boat Race
8:00 pm Kingyah
9:00 Olaje Allen Gumbs
10:00 Bankie Banx and the All Star Band
12:00 Toots and The Maytals

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27th 2005

12:00 Noon MoonSplash beach party, Folk Food and Art & Crafts, Special Surprise Show, Music by Smokey and the Uprising Stars.
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Islands Book Campaign Adds Wish List

The "islandbooks" web site, which has been collecting books for children in Anguilla to read, has now added a new wish list of books it would like to acquire. The home page link above shows how you can ship books to Anguilla for this worthwhile project.
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Affordable Holiday Apartments

K's Kove in Island Harbour, owned by Gratel and Edward Webster. They have 3 well-priced apartment units. For example, "Small studio with fully equipped kitchen, breathtaking ocean front view, and private patio: $50/nt, $250/wk" or a one-bedroom apartment at $60, and a larger one-bedroom at $70/nt. K's Kove has also been added to www.inns.ai, a collection of local inns and guest houses. Email: raulwebster@yahoo.com, tel: 264.497.4036, 264.497.2737, web: www.axa-villas.com
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Villa Serenata For Sale

Ocean View Three Bedroom Villa. One level easy access 3,500 sq. ft. including large covered terrace. Located on a hillside with fresh breezes and overlooking Atlantic Ocean in the quiet Searocks neighborhood in the village of Island Harbor.

1/2 acre fenced, beautiful stone wall and wrought iron driveway gate on roadside, saltillo tile garden walkways and mature trees and gardens. For more pictures, pricing and to contact the owners, click the link above.

(Broker participation is welcome).
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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Weddings on the Go

Tania at "Weddings on the Go" has updated her web site with lots of new wedding pictures and wedding optins, including an option that incudes the Honeymoon!
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News from Tanama.net

Anguilla-based business, created in April 2003, that creates websites, brochures, flyers and logos.
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Monday, February 14, 2005

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New: Goshen Villa

Conveniently located in the quiet area of Caul's Bottom, Anguilla, just a few minutes from The Valley is recently opened cosy apartment perfect for your vacation or business visit. The apartment is furnished with one king bed, which can be turned into two twin beds if needs be. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, overhead fans and laundry facilities on premises. Maid service is provided twice a week. Rates: $50.00 per night (single)plus 15% government tax and service. $65.00 per night (double) plus 15% government tax and service. Tel# 264-497-5660/264-235-5660. E-mail : stanleygp@hotmail.com Web: www.inns.ai/goshen
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Auction for Stay at Bliss Villa

The AHTA is offering another one of their famous fund-raising auctions. This time it is 7 nights in the luxury 2 bedroom Bliss villa. Perched directly on the sea coast, Bliss Villa provides spectacular views of St. Martin, St. Barts and the infinite horizon all within the unspoiled natural surroundings of Anguilla. Let the genuine warmth and charm of Anguillans forever touch you. Bidding starts at $400, so get busy with your bids!
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US support for Anguilla Tennis Academy

Pledge of Matching Funds:

At a cocktail reception at Frangipani Resort on Tuesday December 28 Edgar Bronfman, of Warner Music Group, announced that he and Robert Johnson of BET (Black Entertainment Television) are giving their full support to the Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA). They have pledged that when US$ 500,000 is raised from local support in Anguilla they will match it.

Click the link above to read the entire news story by Brenda Carty from the Daily Herald, and click here to download the Pledge Form.
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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Koal Keel for Lunch

According to a flyer that I picked up at the airport yesterday, Koal Keep in The Valley is now open for lunch. Selections from the menu include Pasta Salad Louisiana with chicken, bacon, avocadoes, cashews and Baby Corn! 264.497.2930.
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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Art of Lidia Shave

Oils and watercolors. Devonish Art Gallery. Opens Saturday, Feb 19 530-730. West End. 497-2949
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Update: www.islandbooks.ai

The Island Books program to collect more reading books for Anguilla children now has a US shipping address. You can send books here and they will be forwarded to to children in Anguilla:

 
Alwyn Allison Primary School
12600 NW 107th Ave.
Anguilla PO BOX 12600- OCEAN
Miami, Florida
33178
The Anguilla Post Office was kind enough to provide this mail forwarding service. Thanks to the Anguilla Community Foundation for its contribution of US $300.00 toward shipping costs. Special thanks also to the Caribbean Cable Communications Ltd (Cable TV) who will pay some of the shipping expenses.
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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Interested in Leasing Land on Anguilla?

Sitting on 2 acres of tranquility, North Ridge offers spectacular views of the ocean and of neighboring cays and islands. This serene location is ideal for private apartment/condo development. For more information, email: salumber4u@yahoo.com
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News Updated

The main Anguilla News page has been updated for the month.
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Monday, February 07, 2005

Island Queen Villa

The New web site for Island Queen is www.islandqueenvilla.com - this brand new two bedroom, two bath tropical villa with optional studio apartment downstairs, has air-conditioned bedrooms, views of St Barts and St Martin, and a swimming pool and is located just four minutes drive away from beautiful Sandy Hill Bay.
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Harbor Lights

The current email for this friendly inn on the waterfront in Island Harbour is harborlights@caribcable.com and their web site is www.harborlightsanguilla.com
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Cable Company Receives Telecom License

"We can provide all manner of land line communications. We will have our own telephone numbers assigned to us and customers will be able to call locally and internationally just the same as persons do with Cable and Wireless." Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Airport Ceremony

Article from The Anguillian newspaper.
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Hungry’s Food Van

For authentic Anguillian cuisine try out the new food van (take-away orders) located at roundabout just before you enter Government Headquarters.

Hungry’s Food Van - Menu (US$)

SOUPS

Conch Soup 5.00
Chicken Soup 4.00
Bull foot Soup 5.00
Goat Soup 5.00
Pea Soup 5.00
Fish Soup 5.00

SALADS

Chicken Salad 6.00
Shrimp Salad 8.00

ENTRÉE
Quesadillas:
Chicken 5.00
Shrimp 8.00
Vegetable 4.00
Ground Beef 5.00
Lobster 10.00

Curry Chicken 8.00
Stew Goat 8.00
Stew Pork 8.00
Shrimp Creole 12.00
Steam Fish 8.00

Contact: Irad 264-235-8907. Papi 264-235-5125.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards
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Valentines Day at La Sirena

"Top of the Palms" restaurant offers a special evening of candle-light dinner and music on Feb 14.

Lobster Corn Chowder 10.50
Or
‘Meads Bay’ Sea Food Salad 13.00 (Fresh local fish, Conchs, Crayfish, crab & baby shrimps served with a Lemon Mint vinaigrette)
Or
Salad ‘Strasbourg’ 11.50 (Thin slices of grilled French Duck with Garden Greens, served on a Raspberry Vinaigrette)

Grilled Filet Snapper ‘Criollo’ 25.00 (Served on a Fondue of Banana Pancake with a spicy Creole sauce and steamed Basmati Rice)
Or
Garlic Glaze Beef Tenderloin 27.50 (Charcoal grilled prime 6oz Medallion, juicy and full of flavor glazed and served on a reduced red wine-shallot sauce, mashed potatoes and garden green vegetables)
Or
Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin 25.50 (Lightly spicy marinated, smoothened by homemade Mango Ketchup served with Smoked Corn Salsa and Sweet Potato Fries)

Chocolate "Harmony" 9.50
Or
Mango Creme Brule 9.50

Complete Menu: US $ 44.00 per person. Wining & Dining Members only US$ 35.20! Make your reservation at La Sirena Hotel - Phone: 497 6827 Music provided by Gossip & The Boy’s
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New Shopping Centers in Anguilla

Over the past few months, there’s been lots of business activity and new services available in Anguilla. Here’s a snapshot tour of two new shopping centers on the island. This story and pictures by Janine Edwards

Bedney’s Plaza

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Close to the Temenos golf course project is the new Bedney’s Plaza, a selection of enterprises on the mainroad in The Cove which opened in November 2004. Bedney is the traditional local name for the area where the center is located.

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Vinissimo which specializes in wines and spirits moved from across the street into Bedney’s. Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm Vinissimo offers a wide selection of wines and more in their attractive cellar. www.vinissimo.org. vinissimo@anguillanet.com Tel. 264-497-6812.

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Shaken not Stirred specializes in aged rums and rums from around the region including Barbarcourt Rum from Haiti and Rhum Clement from Martinique. Also sold are top shelf and regular spirits, liquers, Martini fixings, Mixers. They also bubble wrap bottles for convenient travel. Free delivery in West End/South Hill. campkimmy@yahoo.com Tel. 264-497-0758. Open 10am – 5:30pm Monday – Saturday.

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Elio’s Ltd. In December a Cigar Lounge and Bar opened at Bedney’s. Elio’s features a walk-in humidor, cigar smoking lounge, smoking accessories, humidors, Cuban coffee bar and a wine and spirit lounge. Open from 11am – 11pm Monday – Saturday. puroselio@sintmarrten.net. Tel. 264-497-7822.

The menu at Elio's includes: Cuban Coffee Cubita $2.50, Cuban Coffee Cubita Café Latte $2.50, Cuban Coffee with Rum or other $3.50, Cuban Rum on-the-rocks (5 years) $4.00, Cuban Rum on-the-rocks (7 years) $5.00, Cubita Coffee Liquor Glass $5.00, Cuba Libre $5.00, Cognac Cigar Reserve Hine $5.00, Cognac Hennessy v.s $5.00, Sempe v.s.o.p Armagnac $4.00, Port Oporto $5.00, Grand Marnier-Cointreau $6.00, Mixed Drinks $5.00, Liquor Amaretto $5.00, Creams Baileys $5.00, Frangelico $5.00, Pastis51 $4.00, Red Vermouth $4.00, French Wine (Red/White) glass $6.00, Pina Colada & Daikeries $6.00, Beer-Heineken/Budweiser/Coors Light $3.00, and much more.

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Century 21 Terra Firma recently opened an office this plaza. Real estate services are being offered. www.century21axa.com Email: dromney@century21axa.com. Tel. 264-497-7670.

Chris Cutler operates the plaza and there is one more business space available currently. Email:funtimecharters@yahoo.com

Eldorado Mall

Eldorado Mall located on the George Hill mainroad comprises the following shops which have opening hours of Monday – Saturday from 10am – 7pm:

Tuff #1 which sells mainly leather shoes for men, ladies and children. (Te. 264-497-4663) tufflouis@tuff1.com

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K & D where every item (accessories, hats, belts and more) costs US$12 a piece. (Tel. 264-772-7543)

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Occasions which showcases its handbags, lingerie, costumes and sterling silver jewelry (Tel. 264-498-8990) lenorepermuy@yahoo.com

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Prestige Hair Salon which offers hairdressing, barbering and braiding (Tel. 264-497-8320)

Bacchus Corner retailing liquors (Tel. 264-497-3822)

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La Cantina Restaurant selling traditional fast foods and local meals including stewed pork, stewed oxtail and more (Tel. 264-497-5282)

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Shop $ Less featuring electronic and household goods at reasonable prices (Tel. 264-497-6060).

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Valley Optic, relocated from The Valley featuring optical glasses and sunglasses (Tel. 264-497-6060) valleyopticbwi@anguillanet.com (Bob please create link with previous article done on the Valley Optic).

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La Boutique, featuring premier men’s clothing, ties, shoes and more.

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Zen - New Japanese Restaurant

Anguilla now has its first Japanese Restaurant, Zen located in the South Hill Plaza. The ambience and décor is very Japanese…the perfect setting for Sushi, Sashimi, California Roll, Tempura, Teryaki and other Japanese cuisine. Their menu is quite extensive including ingredients ssuch as shrimp, crab, avocado, squid, mahi mahi, tuna and more. They feature both raw and cooked dishes. Open Monday ­ Saturday 4pm until ­ dine in or take away. Tel. 264-497-6502 Email: s.laderach@scgpartner.com. Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

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Flower and Garden Show

The 6th show by the Anguilla Beautficiation Club will be a Wallblake House. Feb 19-20. Free admission.
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Percy Sledge at Landsome Bowl

Feb 17. Admission $25US in advance, $30 at the gate. Showtime 9pm. 476-0770
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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Devonish Gallery Opening

Signature show starts Feb 5. Opening reception 530pm to 730pm. Reenie Schmerl Barrow (photographs), new works by Annabella Proudlock (Jamaica), Courtney Devonish, Carrolle Devonish. West End. 497-2949
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West Indian Garden Party

Don't forget St Gerard's West Indian Garden Party at Wallblake House on Sat. 26th Feb from 7 – 9pm. Always a lot of fun, with dinner, dancing, and bar.
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Country in the Caribbean Coming to Anguilla Feb 19 and 20

Two Day Music Festival Featuring Country Music Superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, Shannon Brown and several of Nashville's most successful songwriters including: Chuck Cannon, Bob Dipiero, Scotty Emerick, James Slater, Jeffrey Steele. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Anguilla's children's charities including the Anguilla Tennis Academy. Tickets available at the Tourism Offices in The Valley and other outlets. For more information visit www.countryinthecaribbean.com

Saturday, Feb 19. Showtime: 12:30pm. Gorgeous Scilly Cay. Tickets: US$100 per person - includes lunch ( drinks sold separately).

Sunday, Feb 20. Showtime: 7:30pm. Dune Preserve. Tickets: US$20.00 per person
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Update from South American Lumber (Anguilla) Ltd:

"Still shopping in Puerto Rico and Miami for South American hardwoods? Relax and GO LOCAL… call South American Lumber instead! Now located in Water Swamp (east of the El Dorado Mall, on the road to Liz Preschool), we offer hardwoods such as the infamous Greenheart and Purpleheart, Tauroniro, Kabukalli, Jatoba, Mora, and more. Need spindles for your new staircase, mouldings for your doors, tongue & groove v.joint for your ceilings or floors? We’ve got that, too! Quality products, competitive prices and exceptional service: Call 264.235.5555 or 497-WOOD (9663). Or you can email us at salumber4u@yahoo.com"
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Super Bowl Sunday at Cuisinart

Sunday Feb 6, Patriots vs Eagles. Buffet poolside at Cuisinart. Start 6:30pm, gametime 7:30pm. Large screen satellite TV with surround sound.

Buffet Menu: Southwestern Chili, Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip, Deep Dish Pizzas, Nachos, Hot Dogs and Italian Sausages, Garlic and Chili Fries, Vegetable Crudites, Mixed Green Salad, Other inspired Fun Foods created by CuisinArt's Chefs. Brownies, Apple Pies, Cookies. US$40.00 per person ( beverage and service additional) For reservations please call 498-2000
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Friday, February 04, 2005

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Update on BeachCourt Villa

BeachCourt Villa located on the quiet end of the beach at Shoal Bay now offers air-conditioning in all its bedrooms, so guests now have the option of refreshing sea breezes or air-conditioning. Of course, the villa continues to have a pool and tennis court and be located right at one end of Shoal Bay beach. www.beachcourtvilla.com
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

March Reminder: Anguilla Jazz Festival

The Anguilla Jazz Festival TM isn March 18-20, 2005 at Frangipani Beach Club on spectacular Meads Bay. In honor of the Festival’s 5th anniversary, the promoter and manager, Valentin Davis, Manager of Frangipani Beach Club, is excited to give jazz aficionados and neophytes a most memorable jazz experience. Invited artists include Nancy Kelly, Barbara Walker, Sherry Wilson, Rob “Zi” Taylor, Donald Brown, Ira Sulivan, Barry Sames, Lee Smith, Ismael Wilburn, Ash Hodge and Jean Grell.
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Travel Insurance

Dan writes: "I saw your link to insuremytrip.com on your sitee l and am wondering if your visitors would also like my site, www.1TravelInsurance.com - it is an excellent resource for finding peice of mind in today's hectic travel environment.
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