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Playing in the pool, sailing, Hagen Daz at Uncle Ernies, Christmas presents and more. . . .

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A Holiday Party In Anguilla

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Everyone together for dinner, snorkeling the reefs, playing charades, exploring the island and sharing your finds, and swimming at Shoal Bay.

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And then someone who couldn't make the trip emails a picture of Christmas back at home. Brrrrr... so you email them a picture of sunbathing at the beach.

This is what a long visit to Anguilla by a close group of friends is all about.




Shoemaker Ramon

[Click to enlarge] Ramon and his wife Ana and part-time assistant Felipa operate an efficient shoemaking service in Stoney Ground.

Originally from Santo Domingo, Ramon has been offering a high standard of repair service on the island for about 7 years now. He specializes in fixing shoes, leather bags, suitcases and belts. He can be very creative in his mending techniques.

Rates are reasonable (starting under US$4) and turnaround time is short.

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm. Closed Sundays.

Photo, left to right: Ramon, Felipa and Ana


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Directions: from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, follow the road straight past Island Car Rentals, NBA and through the intersection at Albert Lakes Market. You will shortly be in Stoney Ground - watch for the shoemaker's shop on the left in about 1/2 mile.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards





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Sunny 80F 26C 65% Humidity, Feb 2
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 81F 27C
Low humidity since last news report 50%
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Tasty's

[Click to enlarge] Tasty's is a delightful little spot which serves indigenous Anguillian cuisine with a European flair.

Owner and Executive Chef Dale Carty has had 13 years experience in the culinary field moving up the ranks from dishwashing at Malliouhana Hotel to opening and running his very own popular restaurant known for excellent cuisine. Chef Carty has had the benefit of training in the South of France and Paris under renowned French Chef Michel Rustang.

A glance at a couple items on the menu:

Breakfast

Fried fish and johnny cakes served with bush tea US$10.
Other breakfast choices include French toast, pancakes, omelette, eggs, bacon, fruit, salmon, bagels and cream cheese.
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Lunch

Marinated conch salad US$9
Grilled or steamed whole snapper with fungi and provisions US$16

Dinner

Appetizers:
Exotic lobster salad US$13
Warm goat cheese with roasted bell pepper salad US$9
Entrées:
Trigger fish in island-flavoured sauce with sweet potatoes and spiced rice US$16
Spicy West Indian curried goat meet served with rice and peas US$14

Tasty's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week…from Tuesday to Sunday. Tasty's is open for breakfast and lunch from 7am - 3pm and dinner is served between 7pm and 10pm. Read our previous review from 1999.

Telephone: 264.497.2737. Email: chefcarty@anguillanet.com

Directions: on the main road near the Methodist Church in South Hill. From the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again past the airport entrance and through the roundabout down the main road. Continue west, straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout and watch for Tasty's on the right side in about a mile.

Snapper and Papaya Salad

Courtesy: Chef Dale Carty

Grilled snapper strips on a bed of papaya salsa topped with house greens and vinaigrette dressing.

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For snapper

Dressing

Cut snapper in strips, season with salt, pepper, chopped capers and garlic. Pan-fry the fish strips - skin-side only. Finish snapper in oven until tender. Peel and finely dice papayas. Combine dressing ingredients and add it to papaya. Place papaya in a circular mound in the middle of the plate. Top papaya salsa with fresh lettuce. Dice tomato. Place snapper slices and tomato slices in a circular design around the papaya/lettuce.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Estate Hope Art Studio

The Estate Hope Art Studio overlooking Crocus Bay, brings a unique art technique to the island, featuring fine works of textile art by Carol Richardson.
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Carol is passionate about her quilting and you sense this immediately as you're greeted and welcomed into her home/studio.

Handmade quilts, wall hangings, hand bags, cushion covers, each with their unique character and story brighten the room. Carol makes use of different colours, patterns and materials to express her creativity making pieces which are pleasant to the eye as well as the touch. She enjoys working with unusual fabrics and explores three dimensional patterns through various materials, accessories and folding techniques. Most of the pieces have a Caribbean flair. "Moon Over St. Martin", "Sweet as Sugar Cakes" and "Noah Lands in Anguilla" are some of the fine pieces.

Carol is married to Walter Richardson, a son of the soil, and they were happy to move back to Anguilla from St. Thomas in June of 2001. Carol is happy to do specially commissioned work. Pieces range from US$25 for a hand bag to US$400 for an intricate king sized quilt. The studio is open most days from 10am - 3pm and since this is Carol's home she often takes in visitors outside of these hours. For further information call (264)-497-8733.

Also, from A Story in the AHTA Newsletter:
A new art studio, with a twist, has opened on Crocus Hill. The Estate Hope Art Studio is a combination gallery and workshop where visitors can see the artist create her unique textiles first hand. All of the one-of-a-kind works are in a Caribbean style and feature a mix of traditional and original designs and an original combination of textural fabrics and unusual construction techniques. Mrs. Richardson's quilts can be custom-made for a specific event or person and be highly personalized. Examples of custom-made quilts include commemorative quilts for a retirement or an honoree or a friendship quilt with signatures of friends and family.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then continue straight past Island Car Rentals and National Bank of Anguilla. At the Alberts Market intersection, turn left and continue past the library and the high school. Go straight through the roundabout and up Coronation Blvd (the one with the big trees). At the top of the hill, turn left. You will see Lloyd's Guest House on the left. The studio is just up the hill a little from Lloyd's and on the opposite side of the road.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




New Wing at Paradise Cove

[Click to enlarge] Jasmine... the recently opened new wing of Paradise Cove features 15 delightful suites: 12 studio apartments and 3 super deluxe one bedroom suites.

The Owners, Dr. Frankie & Mrs. Cheryl Hughes and family had a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on January 4th, 2002 celebrating the opening of the villas with government officials and other well-wishers. The energetic local band Musical Brothers entertained the guests as they danced on the pool terrace.

For guests seeking the service levels of a hotel and the privacy and convenience of a villa, this cozy condo-style resort located just a couple minutes walk from Cove Bay is a great choice. The grounds are nicely landscaped and the swimming pool is among the largest in Anguilla. For guest convenience all suites have fully equipped kitchens and studios have kitchenettes. The in-house coffee shop offers breakfast and light lunches and just a couple minutes walk away are three restaurants: Ilmare, Casablanca and Smokey's at the Cove. Paradise Cove has great appeal to families, couples and honeymooners who are looking for high quality accommodation and service at a reasonable price.
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Cheryl, the General Manager puts a lot of passion and energy into the resort's operation. Cheryl: "We strive to offer true Anguillian hospitality…this new addition has given us two more categories of rooms allowing us to better match guests' needs and to deliver top quality at an affordable price."

The resort also features several packages including a Honeymoon Package and "Escape to Paradise". For the upcoming summer they plan to offer a "Pay for 5 nights…Stay for 7 nights" package. Do check their website for photos and more details.

Web site: www.paradise.ai

Email: para-cove@anguillanet.com

Tel. 264-497-6603/ 6957. Fax 264-497-6927.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Sweet Potato Pudding

[Click to enlarge] The Caribbean is known for tasty cuisine. Some dishes date back to the culinary traditions of days gone by. Try your hand at this recipe for a dessert made from a common vegetable grown in the region known as the sweet potato.

2 cups sweet potatoes (boiled in water with a touch of salt, and then mashed)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
2 egg whites, beaten stiff
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon rind, grated
1 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg OR 2 tablespoons rum

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients, except the egg whites, and beat well. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites; pour into a greased baking dish. Bake for about 1 hour or until set. Nutmeg or sliced citron may be sprinkled on the top before baking.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Where to Get Laundry Done?

[Click to enlarge] If you'd like to use laundry services while on the island there are two main spots located in The Valley area.

Lilly's Laundry

Lilly's Laundry located in Stoney Ground is a self-serve facility where you do your own wash and dry. It opens from Sunday - Thursday from 7am - 11pm; on Fridays from 7am - 6pm and is closed on Saturdays. You can purchase tokens in the Lilly's Laundry office located just adjacent to the laundry section or (especially convenient during off hours) you can purchase tokens in Caracasbaii grocery store located just across the street from the laundry.

Each load costs EC$10 (approximately US$4) per wash and the same price per load for drying. A load takes 35 minutes to wash and 45 minutes to dry. Telephone: (264)-497-0171.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, continue straight past Island Car Rentals and National Bank of Anguilla. Go straight through the intersection at Alberts Market and into Stoney Ground. You will see Max Printing on the right in about 1/4 mile. Lilly's is in the same complex.
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A-1 Laundromat

A-1 Laundromat provides washing, ironing and dry cleaning services. It opens from Monday - Saturday from 8am - 5pm and is closed on Sundays. Dry cleaning jobs have at least a few days turnaround time. When dropping off clothes it is important to ask when the load would be ready for collection. Telephone: (264)-497-3018.

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit (if they ever add another exit at the airport, these web instructions will be history!), and turn left, then turn left again and go past the airport entrance. Turn right at the roundabout and continue into The Valley. You will see the English Rose restaurant on the left in about 1/2 mile, turn into the strip mall there and drive to the back. You should find A-1 at the end.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Vancoy's Limousine Service

[Click to enlarge] Wondering how to make those special moments even more memorable?

Then tell Fabian Makoy Romney at Vancoy's Limousine where you want to be and your personal chauffeur will take you there in a first class, dependable, convenient, luxury 6-passenger Lincoln Town Car limousine. Fabian started the business in March 2001 by going to Miami and purchasing the limo himself!

They service all needs: weddings, proms, special occassions, airport transfers, seaport transfers, and nights out on the town.


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Wedding Packages: $325.00
Airport transfers: $75.00
Seaport transfers: $60.00
Hourly Rate: $55.00

All packages come with complimentary champagne or wine.
Cuban cigars are also on sale.

Telephone: 264.497.6417 or cellular 264.235.6417.
Email: skie_bo@hotmail.com





The Xtreme Band

[Click to enlarge] Anguilla's newest musical group, the Xtreme Band, was officially launched in July 2001. Built around a nucleus of accomplished musicians and vocalists, the group creates a dynamic blend of experience and new talent. Xtreme's goal is to create its own distinctive sound and image and to promote itself and Anguilla in the region and internationally. Already, the group's first CD, "Ruption" demonstrates a unique musical style, with its fusion of Caribbean, Latin and French rhythms. And in a recent radio poll, the band's popular roadmarch tune "Fling Back (Charlie)" out-distanced the competition by a huge margin.

Xtreme has performed regularly at Johnno's and other popular venues throughout Anguilla and was the featured band at the Miss Anguilla Pageant 2001. The group is currently upgrading its equipment and is pursuing a number of engagements both in the Caribbean and the US.

Xtreme has now begun work on its second CD, which it will be recording in the next few months. In our next update we will be featuring more information on this project and the construction of the band's new website, along with more photos of the band. In the meantime, check out Xtreme's current CD at Caribbeanmusic.com where you can buy on-line, or send them email at xtremeband123@hotmail.com

Band Member Bio's

Alex Richardson

Started playing the guitar at about age 10 and started a High School band. Was a junior calysonian (Lord Libra) capturing the crown in 1981. Joined North Sound international the same year as a guitarist, moved to keyboards after one year. Played with the group until 1987, became manager and leader, helped to launch the group's first to albums, Endless Action (1985) and Funtime (1986). Wrote Anguilla's National Song, "God Bless Anguilla" in 1981. He is the Manager of the Xtreme Band.

Ivor Hull

Ivor is 33 years old and his songwriting/arranging experience spans 10 years. He has been songwriter to bands such as North Sound International (6 years), AXA Band (2 years) and Mussington Brothers (2 years). Popular compositions include "On de Track", "Black Unity", "Proud to be Black". Some of his songs were used in Road March and calypso competitions. Road March Winners were "Style" (1993) and "On de Track" (1997). In the calypso competition Black Unity and Proud to be Black won the second runner up position in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He is the songwriter/arranger of the Xtreme Band.

Leonard "Imorly" Richardson

Started musical career as bass player with Bankie Banx and the Madd Squad. Was a founding member of North Sound International and is responsible for training and launching the musical careers of a number of today's young musicians. Has also played with the AXA Band and the Mussington Brothers and has traveled and performed extensively in the Caribbean, the USA and England. Is considered to be one of the most experienced and experienced Anguillian musicians around today. He is the bass player and leader of the Xtreme Band.

Jeffrey Jennings

Jeffrey was born in the USVI but grew up in Anguilla. He was the drummer for the High School steelband from 1991, then moved on to play keyboard with the reggae group High Tension in 1992. He played drums with North Sound, the Vito Band and the Better Band over the years, before joining the Mussington Brothers in 2000 as the keyboard player. He has also played with Dumper on numerous entertainment gigs at local hotels. He is now the keboardist/drum machine programmer of the Xtreme Band.

Desiree Hennis

Desiree's musical career started five years ago when she joined the Mussington Brothers as a vocalist. Her first hit was "Got to Give to Get", followed by "Shaka Zulu". In more recent years, she has captured audiences with her stimulating performance and songs such as "Foxhole on Fire", "The Miller" and "Water Faucet". The Miller helped Cable & Wireless win a regional competition in St Lucia recently. She has toured extensively with the Mussington Brothers. She is now one of the lead vocalists of the Xtreme Band.

Dale Saunders

Dale started performing at age 6. At age 9 he participated in a Valentine's show, which brought him into the spotlight, when his dancing and singing resulted in him being judged 1st runner up. Dale is a trained dancer and has performed with various dance groups. In 1993 he was a contestant in the Junior Calypso Show and in 1999 he released the popular road march contender "Millenium Jam". He has also performed at the Miss Anguilla Pageant in the past. He is now one of the lead vocalists of the Xtreme Band.

Ronnie "Tawanta" Richardson

Ronnie, along with Imorly, also started his musical career with Bankie Banx and the Madd Squad. Considered one of Anguilla's most talented guitarists, he was a member of the original North Sound International. Ronnie has performed with various bands in St Maarten and has toured extensively in the Caribbean. He has considerable experience on the hotel circuit in Anguilla and St Maarten. He is the guitarist and background vocalist of the Xtreme Band.

Jason Jackman

A sculptor by trade, Jason started playing the drums and bass in his native Trinidad from the age of 6. He has performed with church groups and with various soca bands and has backed up major calypsonians such as Shadow and Sparrow. In Anguilla, he has performed on drums and bass with groups such as the Reggae Groovers. He is also a popular DJ, known as "DJ Blackmail". He is the drummer of the Xtreme Band.

Story by Alex Richardson




Anguilla Diary: January 7 to February 3, 2002

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

Friday, February 01, 2002

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New Colors at Lloyds Guest House

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Click link or pictures to visit the web site for this charming guest house.


Thursday, January 31, 2002

Fletch's Cove

New! Gorgeous one bedroom private villa with pool and cabana just a few steps away from a small sandy beach. Web site: www.fletchscove.com Email: fletchscove@hotmail.com


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Villa Dina Photo Tour

See inside a private villa on Anguilla, one that is creatively decorated with art, antiques and whimsical crafts.



Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Valentine's Day Menu at Altamer.

February 14 is a special day in Anguilla, with both locals and tourists competing for the most romantic dinner reservations. Altamer Restaurant is the first to send us their special menu for the occasion:

A Romantic Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner Special

An alternative to the regular menu (also each special item can be ordered à la carte).

Course 1: STARTER: AntipastoChilled platter of proscuitto ham, salami, mozzarella and provolone cheesesserved on a bed of mesclun greens with olives, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and marinated artichoke hearts (à la carte price US$18)

Course 2: SPARKLING CIDER ICE

Course 3: ENTREE: Napoleon Of Surf and Turf. Filet Mignonette Of Beef Tenderloin layered with crisp potato pancakes and Medallions of Fresh Local Lobster Served with Au Poivre Sauce (à la carte price US$46)

Course 4: DESSERT: Love Birds Dark chocolate cone filled with swirled strawberry white chocolate mousse, garnished with a white sugar dove and served on heart of wild strawberry sauce (à la carte price US$15)

Coffee or Tea

Price Per Person $75.00

Music: Pianist, Dmitri Loutsiv. Executive Chef: Maurice Leduc. Subject to 15% service charge


Sunset Homes Web Site Updated

Sunset Homes has just broken ground on a new villa in North Hill on the ridge overlooking Sandy Ground village and Road Bay. Check the Villa in Progress section of their web site for the update.


Dog Training Classes.

Does your dog take YOU for a walk? Does he come when you call him? Does he sit and stay on command?

Discover the joys of living with a well-trained dog. The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation have arranged a course of 9 classes to begin in mid-February. The tutor will be Lynn Coffin, the Director of the Saint-Martin Animal Shelter, who has over 30 years experience training dogs of all ages and temperaments.

Sign up before Friday February 8th, 2002. The cost of each class is US$25.00 (full payment to be made in advance for whole 9 week course – no refunds.). First come first served – numbers will be limited. Enrolment at Morlens Veterinary Clinic (Amy Williams), Anguilla Techni-Sales (Chris Carty), All Island Cable TV (Barbara Owen).


Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Villa for Long Term Rent

Charming brand new private home in Island Harbour for rent. 3 bedrooms. 2 ½ baths. Spacious living, kitchen and dining area. Master suite features jacuzzi tub and has a private porch. Private. Tranquil. Set on half-acre grounds. Great sea and island views. Can be rented furnished or unfurnished. For more details contact Edwards@anguillanet.com


“In Every Home a Garden”

Don’t miss the Agricultural and Agro Industrial Exhibition at the Agricultural Department Lawn in The Valley on February 8th and 9th from 9:00am. “Farm Today or Starve Tomorrow”.



Anguilla Forum:
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Speed Limits.

All roads in Anguilla have a 30 MPH speed limit, with a few exceptions. 15 MPH in a school zone, 20 MPH in the villages of Long Bay, Sandy Ground and The Valley, and 40 MPH on Long Road and on the main road from Anguilla Trading to the turn off for Long Bay village. The speed limit on the main road between Sandy Hill and George Hill has been reduced from 40 MPH to 30 MPH.


Sunday, January 27, 2002


Calendar:
Events, holidays, activities

Moonsplash 2002 Lineup Announced

Bankie Banx and Altamer Resort are pleased to announce the guest artists and event schedule for the Moonsplash Music Festival, Bankie's three-day musical extravanganza at The Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay. Moonsplash 2002 features two of reggae's biggest stars and a host of tremendous guest artists from around the world.

Reggae legend and Grammy Award Nominee Freddie McGregor, who turned in an electrifying performance as last year's Moonsplash headliner, will headline Moonsplash International Nite on Friday, March 22. Saturday's Reggae Nite, March 23, will feature Marcia Griffiths, who toured for many years with Bob Marley as a member of the I-Threes, and has since forged her own living legacy as the finest female vocalist in reggae.

Also in attendance throughout the Moonsplash weekend will be a very special Celebrity Guest, Mrs. Rita Marley, whose appearance is made possible by Altamer Resort. Additional guest artists include Shema McGregor, Freddie's daughter and a promising new reggae talent in her own right, as well as Lymie, one of the hottest young stars in reggae today, Gumption Band, Bacon/Banx Band, Colours, Bunfyah, Reggae Groovers, High Tension and, of course, Anguilla's own Bankie Banx and Friends.

Sunday's Grand Beach Party will feature the Moonsplash Folk, Food & Arts/Crafts Fair with entertainment by Sleepy and the All-Stars. For all the details, visit Bankie's website at http://www.dunepreserve.com/moonsplash2002.htm


Saturday, January 26, 2002


Real Estate

Tropical Construction Web Site. Mary Ann's Beachshack site has been update with pictures of the finished swimming pool.


Police Week, 30 Year Anniversary.

Don't miss the police variety concert at Landsome Bowl on Wednesday January 30 and the policy calypso show on Thursday night. Friday night there will be a domino competition, bbq and fish fry at Police headquarters. Saturday night is the high point with a dinner and ball at the House of Chandeliers.



Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Festival Del Mar - February 22-24.

This 3 day sea festival starts off on Friday in West End with a sea food and craft expo, with community members and restaurants preparing and displaying seafood cuisine. Also included, a Strng Band performance and craft displays.

On Saturday, the festival moves to Sandy Ground with tours of the salt pond and the pump house, a deep sea fishing tournament, and a salt pond Jam in the afternoon.

On Sunday, the festival continues in Island Harbour, with a fish fry, model boat race, C-class boat race and much more.



Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at atbtour@anguillanet.com or the Hotel Association at ahta@anguillanet.com

Direct Charter Flights to St. Barts: $143 US. Systeme Solaire annnounces direct flights from Anguilla to St. Barts, Thursday and Sunday, starting Thursday Jan 31, 2002. Leaves at 845am and returns 430pm. Price: $143 per person (taxes included). Contact them in St. Martin 011.590.509.873504 (per their ad in The Anguillian)


Friday, January 25, 2002

Beer-battered Filet of Snapper. We had lunch today at Cinammon Reef resort. The beer-battered snapper with tarter sauce ($14) was the best tasting I have ever had.


Busta Cup Cricket. Barbados vs Leeward Islands. March 1-4, 2002. Ronald Webster Park, Anguilla. 10am daily, EC$20 per day.


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Chinchary: Two Villas for Sale.

Located on Sandy Hill, with beautiful views and a short walk to a beautiful sandy villa, these two villas are for sale in Anguilla. The "blue villa" is offered at US$325,000 and the other can be purchased with or without an adjoining tennis court!


Thursday, January 24, 2002

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New Works at Palm Garden.

Come visit The Palm Garden in North Hill. Young local artist Michelle Owen-Vasillis has just completed an exquisite selection of new paintings in acrylic and water-colour. A petite size original entitled “Junks Hole” would make a perfect memento which is convenient for travel. The “Dolphin in The Waves” selection is an interesting collection of three paintings depicting three different angles of a dolphin diving through the waves. Michelle is also happy to do specially commissioned art work for your home or office. For more information please feel free to contact Michelle at owenvas@anguillanet.com or by telephone 264-497-5705 and 264-235-1254.


Wednesday, January 23, 2002


Menus.ai:
Restaurants and menus.

Splash Villa Last Minute Getaway Special! Unwind in your private, tropical hideaway. Offer effective from February 6 - 15, 2002. Contact us for details. edwards@anguillanet.com http://splash.ai


Alcoholics Anonymous. AA in Anguilla can be contacted care of Wendy King at 264-497-8097 or e-mail to wendking@hotmail.com - many tourists in AA like to contact Wendy before making reservations or before they come here to set up meetings.


Saturday, January 19, 2002


Villas.ai:
Private villas for rent.

Washington Post: Relaxed Chic in Anguilla

An article about Anguilla from this USA newspaper.


Friday, January 18, 2002

Cultural Festival: Feb 17-24

This year's theme is "String and Sea Rhythms". In addition to the regular jollification and educational programs, West End, Island Harbour, Shoal Bay and Sandy Ground are invited to host events highlighting traditional string bands and seagoing activities. One special event being planned is Festival del Mar, which will incorporate boat racing, deep sea fishing, water sports, beach activities, salt picking, and culinary arts.


Thursday, January 17, 2002


Beaches.ai:
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Pottery course from expert to be held in Anguilla in February.

Jimmy Clark, director of the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, will be in Anguilla in February to conduct courses in pottery. He is a specialist in pinch pottery and in sawdust firing that he will be using here.

Pinching is an ancient hand building technique that allows the maker to interact directly with the clay without the use of a wheel or other instruments. Clark describes his work as “an attempt to connect with the spirit and of the archaic.” He has found that the raku sawdust kiln is most effective for his work and part of the course will be the setting up of this type of kiln that anyone can produce for themselves.

Clark is an expert who is well known for his workshops in the USA, Puerto Rico, Germany and Canada, he has exhibited widely in the USA, Switzerland and Germany and won many awards for his outstanding work.

The courses in Anguilla will run from February 25-March 1 and will be held in the mornings from 9.00 a.m. until 12 noon and in the evenings from 5.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. The cost of US$175.00 for the morning course and $150.00 for the evening sessions includes all clay and other materials and the cost of firing work. A spokesperson for the Anguilla Arts Festival Committee that is organizing the workshops says that it is hoped parents and children may attend the evening workshops together.

Clark says that in the course he will attempt to transmit not only technical methods of creating a wide variety of forms with the pinch technique, but also to explore the therapeutic almost spiritual qualities of pinching. He will be demonstrating and students will be making small pots, larger vessels, closed boxes, pitchers, vases and mugs. He will also demonstrate finishing techniques, the application of colour and pit firing in sawdust.

The Arts Committee is hoping that a number of persons will benefit from the course including persons from St Martin/St Maarten or other neighbouring islands. Further information can be obtained from the Devonish Art Gallery, Tel 264 497 2949. [Story courtesy Brenda Carty.]


Community Foundation to launch “Anguilla Cares” Campaign.

The Anguilla Community Foundation is to launch a fund-raising campaign called “Anguilla Cares” that will run from the end of January until Anguilla Day, May 30. The aim is to raise US$40,000 that will be used for grants to organizations and communities for worthwhile projects. To reach its goal the Foundation will be appealing to individual, corporate and government sources.

There are three honorary chairpersons, Victor Banks, Emile Gumbs and Walter MacCalman. They will provide overall leadership for the Campaign and recognition and community support for the fund raising effort. In addition they will be announcing the launching, reporting back to the community each month and assist the board members in contacting potential donors both business and individual.

The start of the campaign is scheduled for January 31 at an event at Johnno’s Beach Bar at Sandy Ground. A wide cross section of the community is being invited to participate in this important launch and to hear about the work of the Foundation in Anguilla. A thermometer is to be erected near to the Post Office so that the general public can watch the progress of the campaign and the funds being raised.

The Anguilla Community Foundation recognizes the many needs in the island and is ready to step into the role of grant maker with a defined process for distributing and tracking funds for charitable purposes. They have designed a standard process for grant making including a grant application, a system of reviewing grants and a grant report requirement. The Board of the Anguilla Community Foundation is hoping that donors will join them in order to share an organized and managed grant programme for the island. [Story courtesy Brenda Carty.]


Gov.ai: Statistics Online The Government of Anguilla has started putting all its statistics online. Click the link above for Balance of Payments, Consumer Price Index, External Trade, National Accounts, and Tourism.


Wednesday, January 16, 2002


Submit a News Story.

Flower and Garden Show - March 2-3. The Anguilla Beautification Club is hosting their flower show this year. You can read about the last one: Click Here.


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Puppies Available For Adoption

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation has several adorable puppies looking for homes.

Contact Amy at Morlens Veterinary Clinic (264.497.4600), Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.


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For Sale: Serenity Villa Located on a hill overlooking the South side of the island and views the islands of St. Barth's, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, Tintamarre, and Saba, the view of the sea and the other islands is unparalleled. The property is 5/6 of an acre, completely fenced with a stone wall and red wooden gate in the front.

Click link above or contact the owner at (520) 577-0112, Email:  qu398@aol.com

On island: Contact either Charlotte Berglund at 264-497-2817, Attorney Josephine Gumbs at 264-497-1212, or Jackie Pascher at 264-497-3743 (jackiep@anguillanet.com).

Web page: web.ai/serenity/



Build Your Own:
Beachshack

Fresh Fish? Spence Miller (spencem@miller-johnson.com) writes:

My wife and I are heading to the island Saturday and wondered if there are any places you can buy fresh fish from any of the locals. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for your insight and help!

The answer: The main fish market (The Fishery) is located on George Hill/ Waterswamp area on the main road before you reach the roundabout heading down to Sandy Ground if you're travelling westwards. They sell fresh fish that is already cleaned anytime between 5:30pm and 7:00pm everyday except Sunday. Some days they have fish in the day but they often sell out all their fish by 7:00pm. The fishermen bring their fish at varied times between 5:30pm and 7:00pm so to avoid waiting a long time or going too late, I always call them at around 5:30pm to get a rough idea when the fish will be brought in. You can call 497-3170 and speak to Esme or Eric to find out. Also there are several spots that sell fish in Island Harbour but the times are days of sale are not set. If you happen to be in that village sometime you can ask a villager the best time and place to get fish. You may wish to ask if the fish is already cleaned and gutted as this chore can be arduous at times (smile).


Visitor Testimonial. Kathleen and Joe Manfredo (MKathy4@aol.com) write:

We have vacationed Anguilla fourteen (14) times and intend to visit again in April. I left my heart there after the first visit and vow to spend part of our retirement in a few years. The people of Anguilla are the best around any vacation island and believe me we have been around the Caribbean. We have made close friends, which is very easy to do. I count the days to return my home away from home.


Monday, January 07, 2002

St. Gerards's 19th Annual West Indian Garden Party. The Catholic Church is proud to announce that once again they are hosting their fabulous fund-raising party: Feb 9, 2002. Bar opens at 6, dinner from 7:30 to 9:30, music for listening and dancing by Sprocka. $20 (children $10). Location: in The Valley at Wallblake House, across from the airport.




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