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Cinnamon Reef tucked away in a cove in Little Harbour has recently been bought out by Boutique Resorts.. . . .

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 2002/03/24 - Click to enlarge pictures

The Enclave at Cinnamon Reef

[Click to enlarge] It is now "The Enclave at Cinnamon Reef". This intimate retreat now under the Boutique Resorts properties had undergone major renovations and refurbishments over the past months. The rooms were completely redone with plantation style furnishings and fixtures, Ralph Lauren bedding, new mattresses and the addition of TVs and air conditioners to every room. The lobby/ concierge area is very inviting with plush, comfortable furniture…having an ambience similar to the foyer of a private estate.

The ownership indicate that their aim is to offer world class, top-notch service and amenities at a great value. They have started their season off with a generous half price offer for the months of February and March 2002.

Hemingway's restaurant (formerly the Palm Court) has been redone and now allows for waterfront dining for all guests. The views are spectacular…from boats in the natural cove, to the nearby ridge dotted with lovely villas to the island of St. Martin spanning the horizon. The "Around the World" menu features dishes from destinations like Havana, Kenya, Key West, Italy and more. A lobster pool is also a new interesting feature in the restaurant.

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For casual dining you can try Hemingway's Bar and Grill located adjacent to the restaurant. The menu features Lobster Quesadillas ($14), Buffalo style chicken wings ($8), Mexican Chicken Wrap ($11), Cheeseburger served with spicy fries ($9.50) and more.

The beach is secluded and quiet and guests have unlimited complimentary use of watersports. For more information call 264-497-2727 or 1-8000-223-1108 or visit www.boutiqueresortsintl.com

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Tania Fritters

[Click to enlarge] Ingredients:
1 lb. Tanias
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. Onion, grated
1 tsp. melted margarine
1 Tbsp. Flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Milk to mix
Oil for frying

Parboil tanias, allowing them to boil for ten minutes. Cool and grate them. Add beaten eggs, seasonings, onion, margarine, flour and baking powder. Mix together, moistening with a little milk. Drop mixture by spoonfuls into a hot oil; fry on both sides until golden brown. Drain and serve hot.

Note: Tania is a potato-like plant (see picture), related to taro and cultivated in the Caribbean, tropical America and Brazil.

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




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Sunny 81F 27C 70% Humidity, March 24
Low temp since last news report 73F 22C
High temp since last news report 82F 27C
Low humidity since last news report 48%
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Agricultural Fair

[Click to enlarge] "Farm Today or Starve Tomorrow."

In Every Home A Garden

This year's Agricultural and Agro Industrial Exhibition held in February was quite a success! The Agricultural Department's grounds in The Valley literally came alive with many animals …from the indigenous goats and chickens to various imported birds and monkeys who came in especially for the event. There was a wide variety of plants and agro produce available for display and sale. There were even visiting participants from Nevis….displaying locally made liqueurs and agro produce.

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The highlight of the displays was a life-size traditional Caribbean wooden house painted in pastel shades complete with a model backyard garden. The house was so well crafted and decorated (curtains and all!) that you would think it was a lived-in home. The interior of the house was used to display various Anguillian agro products and traditional house hold items from the days gone by. Growing in the backyard garden were various vegetables and local herbs in neat banks. A spouting fountain the garden added a decorative touch.

The many school children that came on field trips and the general public had a real educational treat. The hard work and planning involved in executing this event was mammoth. Congratulations go out to Director of Agriculture William Vanterpool and his team along with the participating farmers and producers for a job well done!

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Director - William Vanterpool: "The Department, in its drive to reactivate the agricultural sector, is also focusing on the younger generation and their adoption of farming as a profitable business. With all the new technology available such as drip irrigation and hydroponics, farming can be less labour intensive and much more rewarding. As we focus on our mission of import substitution, food security and the enhancement of the contribution agriculture makes to the economy, we look forward to the continued support of the entire community in moving agriculture to even higher levels."

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards




Anguilla Diary: February 4 to March 24, 2002

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

Sunday, March 24, 2002

Wade Fishing in Anguilla.

In response to a reader inquiry, we discovered that a company called Ian's Chanderly in Sandy Ground does wade fishing. You can liase with Max at Tel. 264-497-5907 (office); 264-235-7916 (cell). They do fly fishing for bonefish and tarpon. Some fishing areas are accessible by boat and others you can drive to and wade out. For more details you can call Max.


Anguilla Jazz and Arts Festival 2002.
Real Estate

March 30, 2002, Frangipani Beach Club

7:00pm – Art Exhibition. 8:30pm Jazz Performance: Eldee Yound, Marshall Vente, Neville York, Anastacia Larmonie, Bob Claxton, The Anbojolie Jazz Ensemble, Melvin Hidge, Raymonde Rohan, Willemijn Bemmelenvant, The Solid Gold Dancers ands more


From a Reader: French Angelfish.

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Friday, March 22, 2002

New villas: Coral Town

On the beach at Corito, Gilford Gumbs (Guilrod78@hotmail.com) has these brand-new two bedroom villas.


Thursday, March 21, 2002


Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

New: Villa Luna

Visit villaluna.net for this brand new villa near Blowing Point: on the waterfront, 3 bedrooms plus a guest house, swimming pool with vanishing edge, and air conditioning in bedrooms.


Monday, March 11, 2002

Spring Specials at Arawak Beach Inn

35% off on room rate and air travel, for new reservations anytime through March 31, 2003 (next year) Including Christmas and New Year 2002/03.


Friday, March 08, 2002

Anguilla in Wall Street Journal.

According to reader Bill Emery, there is an article today (3/8/02) in the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal. The first page article, titled "Testing the Waters", mentions Anguilla, Cap Juluca, Blanchard's and CuisinArt.


Construction: Prepare the Footings for Casting

Sunset Homes has updated their web site with more pictures and info on a villa in the process of construction on Anguilla.


Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Ice Cream at Uncle Ernies.

A picture sent in by a reader:

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Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Wallblake Silent Auction.

Fiona (264.497.5489, aem@anguillanet.com) reports that the Wallblake House Trust is having their fund-raising silent auction this year on March 16th 2002 at 6:00 p.m. The venue is the Wallblake House itself. There will be a cash bar and appetizers and light refreshments will be provided. There will be lots of wonderful things to bid on (dinners at famous Anguillian restaurants, etc.). Everyone is welcome, including tourists.


Sunday, March 03, 2002

Flower and Garden Show.

Chris Mason has posted pictures of the Flower and Garden Show. Click the link above.


Saturday, March 02, 2002

Moonsplash 2002 Raffle: Win Dinner for 6 At Altamer Restaurant.

As part of their Moonsplash sponsorship, Altamer Restaurant is offering a sumptuous Chef's Table dinner to the lucky winner of a raffle to be held during the Moonsplash festivities at The Dune Preserve. The winner (and five friends) will enjoy an extravagant 8-course meal (with wine) prepared by Master Chef Maurice Leduc. Tickets are $20US. For more info, click the link above.


Friday, March 01, 2002

New web site: Sur La Plage Villa

This private villa, one of the few in Anguilla that is directly on a nice sand beach, Meads Bay in this case, now has a new web site.


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

New web site: Loblolly Gallery

See works by Lucia Butler, Iris Lewis, Georgia Young, Paula Walden, Marge Morani, and others.


An Art Show. Three in fact.

On the road from The Valley to Crocus Hill, you will find Loblolly Gallery and Savannah Galley. They are having combined art show openings from 4:30 - 7 PM on Friday, March 01, 2002. Loblolly Gallery will be offering selections from the Estate of Lucia Butler. Lucia passed away less than a year ago and they are lucky to have the last of her paintings. Savannah Gallery are showing new works by the Spanish artist Virginia Rios, who will be present to meet visitors. Come have a glass of wine and see the works of these two artists, one in mid career and one who was a friend and neighbor of many people on Anguilla..

Also as it is an Art Weekend, don't miss Pat Gregory's new show on Saturday at Devonish Gallery in West End.


Sunday, February 24, 2002

Camp Be Aware: Fund Raiser

CAMP BE AWARE children who are taking their show on the road to the Isle of Wight will be holding its second car wash, fundraiser on Saturday, 2 March, 2002. The location will be next to the Anguilla National Trust. We will begin washing cars at 8:00 AM until the cars stop coming. The water will again be donated and transported by Paper Vanterpool. There will also be a Shop Vac available to vacuum the inside of your cars in a professional manner (thanks to the Anguilla National Trust). The cost will be as follows. cars- outside only- EC $13 cars- inside and outside EC $17 vans or trucks- outside EC $17 vans or trucks- inside and outside EC$20

The sixteen 6th graders who will be traveling to the Isle, along with all of the CAMP’S teachers, will be washing as many cars as you bring them. If you have just washed your car but you want to show the children that you notice their hard work, you may drop a little donation in the bucket or just honk your horn.

If you are going to the Busta Cricket match, drop it off and you will drive a way with a shiny vehicle. Sincerely, CAMP BE AWARE


Thursday, February 21, 2002

The Travelop Anguilla Site.

Travelhop has a good listing of Anguilla hotels and restaurants, plus a fun 360-degree view of Shoal Bay (go to the link and click on "Shoal Bay").


Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Anguilla Pictures.

Tara Flanagan has posted 8 excellent photos of her trip to Cap Juluca, to go with her Carib Online trip report.


Tuesday, February 19, 2002

New: Pool Aerobics. Susi Geyer (bodysoulaxa@hotmail.com) of Body and Soul fitness writes:

Finally I have found a pool for water aerobics in Anguilla. I had many requests to do those classes in a pool. Walton Flemming is providing his pool at the Anguilla Greathouse. We start next Tuesday ( Feb. 26, 2002) and continue on Friday (Feb. 29,2002) - both classes at 9.30 a.m. . I intend to hold these classes on a regular base (same days/time). If you are interested, contact Body and Soul Fitness, Sandy Ground. Tel.: 497 8363 Cell.: 772 0238



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Boston TV Show About Anguilla.

Susan Gove (gove@gis.net) writes:

The Chronicle TV show last night was a great show on Anguilla. We have stayed at Cap Juluca for the last ten years and were delighted to see the play it got. Thought the whole show depicted the island as is.

Sincerely
Susan Gove
PS will be at Cap Juluca - can't wait



Photo.ai: the Craft Fair.

Chris Mason has posted some nice pictures of the annual craft fair on the grounds of the Governor's house.


Monday, February 18, 2002

Anguilla Properties: new web site for Sheehan Enterprises Limited, Caribbean properites with a splash. Purchase a home or a resort!


Benjamine Group of Companies: new web site.


Sunday, February 17, 2002


Beaches.ai:
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Two Great Pets Available. Fanny and Pugsy are 2 beautiful 1 year-old spayed female sisters. They are fully house trained and are used to living both indoors and outside. Both of these great girls are current on shots and heartworm medication. Their owner regretfully had to give them up due to health problems. If you are looking for a great pet but don't want to go through the trouble of training, these great dogs are just right for you! If you are interested please contact Amy at Morlen’s Veterinary Clinic Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 497-4600



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Tai Chi Workshop.

'Joy Through Movement.' Level I Workshop - March 21, 23, 24 & 26th - $150. Learn about this 'Chinese Yoga'. So Beneficial for people of all Ages & Physical Abilities. Reap the Health Benefits: Increased Energy, Fitness, Flexibility & Strength, Stress Reduction & Relaxation, Greater Mental, Clarity, Emotional, Balancing. Warm-Up Classes - March 16 & 17th - 9 AM- 10 AM. $10/class. (Optional but Recommended) Register by Calling Jill Walker 497-6066 Taino Wellness Centre, South Hill. Regular Bi-Weekly Group Tai Chi to begin in April held at the Taino Wellness Centre.


Monday, February 11, 2002


Menus.ai:
Restaurants and menus.

Carimar Bulletin Board.

Carimar Beach Club has added a bulletin board to their web site where you can post questions and answers about Anguilla and the Carimar resort. Although the board has just started, it already has a couple of interesting posts: 3 favorite snorkeling spots and 11 restaurants in 12 days. It is necessary to register before posting to this board, but that should keep it civilized.


Saturday, February 09, 2002


Hotels.ai:
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Craft Fair and Lawn Party.

Saturday, Feb 16, 2002. 11am to 3pm, on the grounds of Government House in Old Ta. Handcrafted items for sale, along with displays and sales by local artists, including a display of children's art. Refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds to benefit youth of Anguilla.


Friday, February 08, 2002

Pictures of the Agricultural Exhibition.

Photo.ai has two pages of pictures from the exhbitiion, which opened today.



Calendar:
Events, holidays, activities

Essay Contest Winner. Congratulations to Regine Niles, Anguilla s finalist in the 2001 My Caribbean Essay Contest. Regine will be joining her counterparts from around the Caribbean for the final competition, scheduled to take place during CTC 2002 in the Bahamas. This year s topic was If a stranger were to visit your island for the first time, what would you suggest they see and do. From the tourist board newsletter.


Thursday, February 07, 2002

Rendezvous Bay!

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Build Your Own:
Beachshack

Cycle Race. March 24, 10am, starts by Cable and Wireless. Competitors from many islands.


Tuesday, February 05, 2002

Public Holidays for 2002.

Click the link for an updated list of public holidays.


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Timono and Reed, Dec 1998.

Shashi Rawal (ShashiRawal@aol.com ) writes:

My niece Timona age three met this little boy Reed on the Cap Juluca Beach in December 1998 around Christmas when my sister was holidaying in Anguilla.

Timona met Reed and the two walked away...........

Reed was with his Nanny and they were staying at Cap Juluca, while my sister was staying at Bow Green villa.

It will be nice if the parents of Reed see this photo and e-mail us so that I can send them this photo, as you will agree it is a really nice picture of the two children. I am sure Reed's parents will recognise their little boy from the back


Monday, February 04, 2002


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

February Cultural Festival.

The tourist board announces that the official Programme for Anguilla’s 10th Annual Cultural Education Festival has been released. The week-long festival, which will run from February 17th to 24th, 2002, is being held under the theme “String & Sea – Rhythms of Tranquility,” with the focus being on String Band music and a number of sea related activities.

The Official programme commences with a Church Service at St. Andrews Anglican Church at Island Harbour on Sunday February 17th and a String Band Fiesta at Shoal Bay East in the afternoon.

Monday February 18th, will see the opening of an Exhibition at the Anguilla Public Library, and the commencement of Anguilla’s first ever Model Boat workshop. Mr. Louvan Webster of Island Harbour and Mr. John Rogers, (an Anguillian, living in New York) will conduct the workshop, which will include all seven primary schools and the ALCHS. Boat racing enthusiasts from across the island have also been invited to adopt a school - preferably from their own village - and to assist in the production of these Model Boats. The workshop will climax with a grand Model Boat race in Island Harbour on Sunday February 24.

Other school related events will feature an ALHCS String Band and Cultural Cuisine event, several media programmes focussing on this year’s theme and the Annual Primary Schools’ Choral Speaking Evening.

A new feature in this year’s program is the inclusion of the Festival del Mar as part of the week’s proceedings. This 3-day mini-festival was created by the Anguilla Tourist Board, and is seen as an effective vehicle for celebrating this vital aspect of our cultural heritage, while at the same time enriching the entertainment experience for our visitors and locals alike. Highlights of the Festival del Mar include a special cultural event organized by the West End Community in tribute to the late John “Cousin Waddy” Hodge; a Quincina Celebration at Sandy Ground; and a Model Boat Race and other activities at Island Harbour on the last day of the Festival.

The Anguilla Cultural and Educational Festival looks forward to the participation of all residents and visitors of Anguilla in making this celebration of String and Sea an exciting, entertaining, yet educational experience.


Anguilla International Arts Festival Ceramic Classes. Come and learn the pinch pot technique in Ceramics and how to build a sawdust kiln. Instructor Jimmy Clark, former director of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Clark a well-known Ceramic Artist will be conducting a 5-day workshop from 25, February – 1, March 2002. Hours: 9am – 12 noon: US$175 including materials. And also from 5pm – 7pm: US$150 including materials. Tel. 497-2949 for information.



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Anguilla Jazz and Arts Festival 2002. March 30, 2002. Art Exhibition – 7pm. Jazz Performance – 8:30pm. Frangipani Beach Club.


Flower and Garden Show. March 2 and 3. Begin your preparations now. Plan exhibits and arrangements. Get a copy of the guidelines at Banks, Post Office, The Public Library, Tourist Board…around the island. Sponsored by the Anguilla Beautification Club.




Stories from the previous and earlier News.ai issues.
Party in Anguilla Sweet Potato Pudding
Shoemaker Ramon Tasty's
Estate Hope Studio Paradise Cove
Where to Do Laundry? Vancoy Limosines
February Diary Xtreme Band


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