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If you haven't been to Tasty's Restaurant in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised by their continuing upgrades. . . .

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Tasty's with Art Murals

Artist Susan Croft has decorated the restaurant with fun murals and owner/chef Dale Carty has expanded the dining room into the space next door. The overall effect is very charming. The food, as always, remains excellent for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Pictures by Nancy Pfister

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 86F 30C 65% Humidity, August 2
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 88F 31C
Low humidity since last news report 49%
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Anguilla Daily Diary

Here is a day-by-day compendium of news items, as we gathered them - starting with the most recent.

July 8, 2003 to August 3, 2003

Sunday, August 03, 2003
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Carnival: Miss Anguilla Contestants

Four beautiful young ladies vie for the title of Miss Anguilla 2003/2004: Anuska Reymond, Itasha Webster, Sheena Webster, and Erica Edwards.
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Boat racing: Captain of Miss Anguilla Speaks

Everybody knows Ponto whose real name is Hulia Carty Jr. No one doubts that Miss Anguilla is a boat to be reckoned with and that is because Ponto’s captaincy was no fly-by-night decision. His slender frame is a huge repository of boat racing wisdom gained from almost three decades of sailing experience.
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Build Your Own:

Slide Show from the Tennis Camp

Mary has posted her pictures from the recently completed summer tennis camp of the Anguilla Tennis Academy. And here is another set of pictures, mostly of the great visiting coaches. These web pages will only be visible until August 29, 2003, but the best shots will be added to the web site.
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Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Boat Racing News from July

From The Anguillian
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New Ashley's Market: Ashley has opened a new satellite supermarket in Blowing Point.
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Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Anguilla Archeology 2003

An archaeological team from the University of Vermont visited Anguilla in June 2003. The group consisted of archeology students under the guidance of Professors Jim Petersen and John Crock. Their mission was to explore the strip of land between the sea and the salt pond on Rendezvous Bay for evidence of Pre-columbian civilizations specifically the Amerindians. Story by Jo-Anne Mason.
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Friday, July 25, 2003

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Anguilla Tennis Academy takes first step to facility - By Brenda Carty (The Daily Herald)

On Tuesday July 22 the Government of Anguilla and the Anguilla Tennis Academy signed a memorandum of agreement for the leasing of six acres of land at Blowing Point to build a state of the art tennis facility. The Government has agreed to lease the land to the Academy founded and led by Mitchelle Lake, who has run a tennis camp here for the past seven years.

The ceremony drew a large cross-section of the Anguillian public, including the Deputy Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Capes, as well as Ministers Eric Reid and Victor Banks, Permanent Secretaries Marcel Fahie and Ken Banks, as well as the Second Nominated Member Claudel Romney (see picture below).

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The signing ceremony took place on the basketball court on the Blowing Point Road. The many visiting coaches for this summer's tennis camp helped cheer on the project (see picture below). Children participating in this year’s tennis camp also attended, with their parents.

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The facility will comprise six lighted tennis courts, a stadium court with seating for one thousand and a building with showers, bathrooms, a conference room and pro shop, designed by Myron Goldfinger. Plans are to start construction in November 2003. In the meantime the Anguilla Tennis Academy is actively seeking funds from businesses, visitors, residents and friends interested in promoting tennis on the island. A buy a brick campaign is to be launched soon and will involve buying a brick for US$100.00 that will be inscribed with the purchaser’s name and used to pave the entrance to the facility. Further details on the project and on purchasing the bricks is available at

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Lake said that after completion the project will provide opportunities for young children through the sport of tennis while strengthening the sense of community, knowledge and health and at the same time promoting sport tourism. He said that there will be regular tennis lessons for children and adults, and coaches from the USA will be employed. He has already appointed a committee for the project and has included several honorary members who have contributed to the sport over the years. As well as the every day use of the courts there are plans for inter-regional and international competitions as well as local league matches and tournaments.
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Flash News: Two More Shows!

Last night we took guests and went to see the Apple Theatre young people's performance of "Journeys - an adventure in music and dance". The show is a musical revue of some of the greatest songs from hit Broadway shows and classic movie musicals. The performance was lively, fast-paced, and with some incredible young singers and dancers.

Program director/choreographer Nanci Lenaure Batista said "I really want to emphasize how proud I am of the entire cast. In two weeks they have gotten through 22 different numbers - now that's hard work! For many of these young performers, this is their first real taste of a full production, and boy was the pressure on."

The show repeats tonight and Saturday at the Stoney Ground Primary School.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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Apple Theatre Shows This Summer

Tonight is the first performance of this young people's theatre company, but there are many more through August.

Journeys, a music and dance adventure, plays July 23, 24, 25, 26 at Stoney Ground Primary School Auditorium, 7:30pm sharp. $7.50 US/$20 EC

ATC Summer Jams, various locations in July and August, watch for more info, $4 US/$12 EC.

Stage Works, new work in progress. Workshop dates: July 28-August 1, Workshop place: Campus B. There will be an August 2 performance of new works, watch for details.

Voices of Anguilla, a celebration of local history. This is a reprise of last summer's amazing hit production. Highly recommended. Dates: August 20, 21, 22 and 23, Teacher's Resource Center (upstairs library). Time: 7:30 sharp. Tickets: $7.50 US/$20 EC.
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Scorpion Charter Boat

Eric Drai grew up on the island of Anguilla and was always passionate about the boating lifestyle. Now he is running Offshore Sensations, in which anyone can join him as he skippers the 38 foot Scorpion powerboat across the waters. Full and half day excursions around Anguilla (stopping at Shoal Bay for lunch, Sandy Island for snorkeling, and Little Bay), or St. Martin (Stopping at Mullet Bay, Tintamarre, and a choice of Pinel Island or Orient Beach for lunch) or St. Barths (stopping at Fourche Island, Colombier, Flammands, Baie de St. Jean and the beautiful Port of Gustavia for lunch). Offshore Sensations also caters for airport transfers, Prickly Pear, and any custom charter.

One of their specialties is night charters they can take passengers from Anguilla to St. Martin to explore Marigot's night life, or even the casinos in the Dutch side, and they can also take passengers from St Martin to Anguilla to enjoy the live music at Road Bay either Johnno's or The Pump House. These night trips are easily arranged. They obtain the passport numbers from their passengers beforehand and clear them with customs. We can also pay a fee and have customs stay longer in order for us to clear on the actual night in Road Bay.

Click the link above for their web site, and email to obtain the off-season rates. Or of course call Eric on St. Martin cellular (0) 590 690 651616.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

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Open for Business 2003

The following AHTA member establishments will be open all through the summer season:

Accommodations: Allamanda Beach Club, Anguilla Great House Beach Resort, Arawak Beach Resort, Easy Corner Villas, Elodia’s Beach Resort, Keene Enterprises, Kerwin Kottages, La Sirena Hotel, Madeariman Beach Club,, Ocean Terrace Condominiums, Paradise Cove, Poinciena Villas, PREMS Villas, Splash!, Villa Sur La Plage, Villa Loblolly

Restaurants: Arawak Beach Club Restaurant, Elodia’s Beach Bar & Grill, La Sirena, Madeariman Reef Restaurant, Ripples, Tasty’s Cafe, The Old Caribe

Other Services: Dolphin Fantaseas,Re/Max Anguilla,Taino Wellness Centre
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

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All known Anguilla sites.

Auction: Rendezvous Bay Vacation

The AHTA is holding their 5th on-line auction, this one is a 7 night stay at Rendezvous Bay Hotel. Bids start at $300, but there is a already a bid of $325 (still quite a bargain price).
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Sunday, July 13, 2003
Private villas for rent.

Puppies and Dogs for Adoption

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation has a number of puppies and adult dogs available for adoption. If you are interested in adding a furry friend to your life, please see our web site or call Amy at Morlen's Veterinary Hospital Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 497-4600.
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Restaurants and menus.

Gone Fishin' 2003

Here is a preliminary list of AHTA members:


Property - Closed - Reopening

Altamer Resort (Villas Only) : Sept. 1 - Oct. 13 : October 14
Carimar Beach Club : Aug. 24 – Oct. 14 : October 15
Cap Juluca : Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 : November 1
Covecastles Villa Resort : Sept. 1- Oct. 22 : October 23
CuisinArt Resort & Spa : Sept. 2 – Oct. 31 : November 1
Ferryboat Inn : Scheduled to close for 3 weeks mid September : TBA – mid October
Frangipani Beach Club : Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 : November 1
Malliouhana Hotel : Aug. 31 - Oct. 31 : November 1
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas : Sept. 1 – 30 : October 1
Shoal Bay Beach Hotel : Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 : November 1
Shoal Bay Villas : Sept. 1 – Oct. 26 : October 27


Restaurant - Closed - Reopening

Altamer Restaurant : July 29 – October 23 : October 24
Barrel Stay Restaurant : September 1 - mid October : TBA
Blanchard's Restaurant : September 1 – October 20 : October 21
Cedar Grove Restaurant : September 1 – 30 : October 1
Covecastles Restaurant : September 1 – October 22 : October 23
E’s Oven : September 9 – October 8 : September 9
Ferryboat Inn : Scheduled to close for 3 weeks mid September : TBA – mid October
George’s : September 1 – October 31 : November 1
Gorgeous Scilly Cay : September 1 – October 31 : November 1
Hibernia Restaurant : July 13 – early October : October TBA
Hydroponic Cafe : September 2 – October 31 : November 1
Kemia : September 1 – October 31 : November 1
Le Bistro at Malliouhana : August 31 – October 31 : November 1
Mangos Restaurant : August 1 – October 31 : November 1
Meaditeraneo : September 2 – October 31 : November 1
Oliver’s Seaside Grill : September 1 – October 25 : October 26
Pimms : September 1 – October 31 : November 1
Pumphouse : End of August – early October : TBA - early October
Restaurant Frangipani : September 1 – October 31 : November 1
Santorini Restaurant : September 2 – October 31 : November 1
Straw Hat Restaurant : August 22 – October 21 : October 22
The Restaurant at Malliouhana : August 31 - October 31 : November 1


Establishment - Closed - Reopening

Anguilla Rums : August 4 - 8 August 11
Anguilla Watersports : Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 November 1
Devonish Art Gallery : By Appointment OnlySeptember - October November 3
Micasa Ltd. : September 1 – October 6 : October 7
Savannah Gallery : August 31 – September 30 : October 1
Shoal Bay Scuba & Watersports : Sept.1 – Oct. 31 : November 1
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Don't Forget Art Festival and Raffle

The Anguilla International Art Festival and Competition should be on your calendar for 2004, but this year you should be buying a fundraising raffle ticket. For $20 US you get a chance on a trip to Anguilla, including air fare, accommodations, car rental, gift and meal vouchers!
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Real Estate

Ash Falls in Anguilla

The volcano on Montserrat exploded ash yesterday when the dome collapsed. In Anguilla, the entire country was covered in a thin dusting of ash, including the beaches.
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Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
The New Bartlett's Shoal Bay Pictorial
June Diary May Diary
April Diary March Diary

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