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Summer in Anguilla is the time for a wide range of activities organized for children. . . .

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 2001/08/14 - Click to enlarge pictures

Summer Camp at Sandy Hill Beach

In July over forty kids started their summer holiday on an exciting note at a one week camp at Sandy Hill Beach organized by the Central Baptist Church which is led by Pastor Cecil Richardson. The main aim of the camp was to stimulate the social development of young people. They camped in blue and white tents dotted on the grass alongside the beach.

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Volunteers from the church and community assisted with making the camp's program enlightening and entertaining. 5:30am was "Rise and Shine" (even before the roosters) where the campers did exercises to kick off the day. Other programs included Bible study and quizzes, art and craft, swimming, storytelling, sports and a talent show. Specially invited community groups and members delivered talks including "Drugs and its Dangers" and "First Aid". Their menu was just as varied and exciting, with soups, sandwiches and Caribbean dishes. Breakfast and supper were cooked at the campsite and the main meal which was lunch, was catered. The kids who were begging for an extra week of camp are looking forward to the next one.

Many business places and individuals made this camp what it was: Molly Hodge let them use the land for camping; Island Transport donated water; John and Rina Bedford contributed refreshments and playing equipment, Cable & Wireless provided complementary cell phone service; Rocky Hill Poultry Farm donated eggs; Leith Reid loaned a generator; The Police Department, CPR Unit and Public Health organized talks; Meals on Wheels and Duncan's Catering assisted with meals and the following persons gave generously of their time and efforts: Teacher Louise Brooks, Teacher Vivian Fleming, Teacher Melsadis Fleming and Louise Rogers and family. Thanks is extended to all these persons along with the parents and well wishers.

Article and photos by Janine Edwards

Recipe of the Month: Rum Conch Fritters

[Click to enlarge] Whet your Appetite�Anguilla Style! Come with us on a tour of Anguilla's restaurants and bars to discover and experience various gourmet delights and authentic local cuisine. We want you to have fun experimenting with these original recipes created by the island's distinguished first class Chefs and Bartenders.

Prepare your taste buds for a special recipe from Denis Jaricot, Executive Chef, CuisinArt Resort & Spa:


with tamarind dipping sauce

For 5 servings

Cleaned Conch 1 lb.
Chopped garlic, 4 cloves.
Olive oil 2 oz.
Breadcrumb or even better "Panko" Japanese breadcrumb, 1 � cups.
Whole large eggs (4)
Madras curry powder, 1 teaspoon.
Dark rum 2 oz.
Turmeric powder, just a dash.
Fresh chopped ginger, � teaspoon.
Salt, black-ground pepper, to taste.
Fish stock or Chicken stock, approximately 4 oz.

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Roast the conch meat in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic, seasoned with salt and pepper. Transfer to the food processor and chop until very fine. Add the breadcrumb, eggs, rum, curry, turmeric and fish stock, processed to a smooth texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. With two spoons, shape 15 dumplings and deep-fry until golden brown and cooked through. Serve it with a tamarind dipping sauce.

Tamarind dipping sauce:

Ripped tamarind fruit pulp, (5)
Chopped garlic, 1 clove.
Chopped cooking onion, 1 small.
Olive oil, 1oz.
Salt and pepper, to taste.

In a saucepan roast the onion and garlic lightly with olive oil. Then add the tamarind and stew gently for approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to the blender and process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Article and photos by Janine Edwards

Wines Etc.

[Click to enlarge] The mini plaza at the George Hill Landing welcomed another new business in late June. Entrepreneurs Gilford and Marcia Gumbs spearheaded Wines Etc with the expert assistance of Alan and Lisa Gumbs who own and manage Koal Keel Restaurant among other food and beverage establishments.

The boutique had a grand opening with an attendance of over 100 well-wishers where a varied selection of wines, liquors, liqueurs, champagnes and rums were showcased. Gilford is pleased to say that they offer the widest selection of champagnes and California wines on the island. Wines Etc. also carries accessories such as ice buckets, wine buckets, bottle openers and more. The store hopes to soon add complementary exotic items such as fine chocolates, cigars, teas, coffee and more.

Telephone no. 264-497-3133

Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and past the airport entrance. Continue straight through the roundabout for about a mile. You will find Wines Etc on the left, in the same plaza as Caribbean Fancy and Colony Leisure, but around the corner. If you get to the cable TV offices, you went 100 yards too far.

Article and photos by Janine Edwards

Weather in Anguilla

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Pt. Cloudy 84F 28C 66% Humidity, August 14
Low temp since last news report 79F 26C
High temp since last news report 90F 32C
Low humidity since last news report 57%
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Camp Be Aware 2001

[Click to enlarge] Camp Be Awarehas successfully completed its third annual environmental summer camp. Thirty-nine children visited a variety of environmental sites.

The old stand-bys were the salt ponds of Sandy Ground, horseback riding through the Blowing Point bush, a trip to Scrub Island, water awareness activities with the Environmental Health Unit, a tour of the ANGLEC Power Plant and a visit to the Corito landfill.

After a one year absence, due to Hurricane Lenny, we returned to the Katouche Caves. The children were nervous going in, more nervous when they had to shut their flash flights off, and scared to death when they climbed fifteen feet down a rope. However, they all overcame their fears and didn't stop talking about this trip. Oliver Hodge led the four tours. He was an excellent guide and motivator.

We also returned to the Cap Juluca Nature Trails. Ms. Bonnie Warner and Mr. Lloyd Gumbs were excellent tour guides. The children were captivated by all the different sights and sounds of the trail. They also enjoyed the endangered species and herb gardens.

A new trip was to the rarely visited Big Spring National Park. Griffin Webster and John Lloyd took the children through this wonderful new National Park. The history of this area amazed the counselors as well as the campers.

As usual, the swimming lessons were the highlight of the camp. Teacher Linda, from the Gloria Omolulu Institue was the instructor. She was assisted by four Canadian teachers, Laura, Brian, Jennifer and Christine.
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All of the campers began at various levels of proficiency. By the end of the camp, they all improved. Even the fearful participants were frolicking in the water by the end of the camp. All swimmers were taught life jacket drills in and out of the water. This may help them to save their life or someone else's while out at sea.

The newest addition to our environmentally fun camp were 19 returning campers. This group's main task was to demonstrate to the general Anguillian public what our environmental camp is all about. They did this by painting environmental murals on the walls of the Road Primary School. They were so determined to paint these five walls with a special flair. Judging from the honking horns, the shouts of "great job", and the giving of donations, their goal was reached.

Teacher Shelagh was their main source of hands-off inspiration. She guided them with a sweet but firm hand but never once touched the walls with a dab of paint. She insisted that this be the artists/campers work. It was and is. Teacher Carol-Anne from the Isle of Wight, joined us and lent her expertise. We thank our educational partners from the Isle for allowing her to make this long trek.

We already have made plans for our fourth annual Camp Be Aware. We will be adding six past artist/campers to join us as group leaders. We will be adding a one night sleep over.

All of the campers, artists and counselors want to say a last thank you to all of our sponsors for allowing us to keep our motto alive: "Environment is FUNdamental": American Eagle, All Island Cable Television, The Social Security Board, Cable & Wireless, Flambayo Bicycle Shop, Caracasbaai Hardware, Apex Auto Supply, The Chief Minister's Office, The Department of Education, The Anguilla Community Foundation, Anguilla Printers, and Fair Play Management.

Be sure to go by the Road School and check out those walls. It may give your group the incentive to paint other kinds of murals on your business, home or local school.

Article by Teacher Art, Camp Coordinator

Colony Leisure: Outdoor Furniture

[Click to enlarge] Colony Leisure which opened its doors in mid June sports a variety of outdoor and pool deck furniture perfect for the tropics. Located at the George Hill Landing you can't miss this showroom set-up which spills out onto the front garden.

Colony Leisure is an offshoot of Kobbe Design, an interior design and decorating company backed with 20 years of experience. There are a variety of well-known furniture brands which feature sets made of wood, plastic or aluminium. They offer a wide range of price points beginning at $450 a set upwards.

Telephone no.: 264-497-0814.

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: Monday through Saturday, 11am - 5:30pm.
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Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and past the airport entrance. Continue straight through the roundabout for about a mile. You will see Colony Leisure on the left, next to Caribbean Fancy and across the street from Anguilla Vision Center and Alecias. If you get to the cable TV offices, you went 100 yards too far.

Pictures and article by Janine Edwards

Anguilla Diary: July 2 to August 14, 2001

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

The Anguilla Market in The Valley.


Meet the market ladies - Joyce, Eunice and Mary.


Directions: from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then go straight until you come to a traffic light at Alberts Market. Turn left and proceed past the high school to the roundabout. Go around the roundabout and to the left. You will see the market on the right at the next corner, across the street from the Anglican church.

Monday, August 13, 2001

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Festival Photos. Chris Mason has posted photos from the carnival on his web site.

Monday, July 30, 2001

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If this happens again, you can still get to this news page using the IP address. Just remember this URL and enter it in your browser:

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Pumphouse Closed Until Mid-Sept so the staff can have a holiday.
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Reggae Vision Carnival CD

Cornflakes and his band Reggae Vision have just released "Reggae Calypso: De Party Down Dey" just in time for Anguilla's summer Carnival. It can be found at . Please spread the word.

Build Your Own:

Smuggler's Cove Marina

Web site for "Smugglers Cove Marina", a new development under construction with 10 one-bedroom apartments and 8 studio apartments for sale. Investors needed for construction and development of 100 Slip Marina and Boat Yard to be constructed as Phase 2 of the Development.
Restaurants and menus.

Summer Festival Web Site

Carnival and Boat Races start on August 3 and the festival web page has pictures and info on the events.

Thursday, July 12, 2001
Private villas for rent.

Citizenship part of constitutional review

An article from The Daily Herald.

Real Estate

RADS, property development

Richards Architecture, Development and Survey Co. Ltd. now has a web site. If you are thinking about building a home in Anguilla, give their site a look.

Submit a News Story.

Dogs Available for Adoption.


Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Yoga Class. Jill Walker ( announces We have a schedule of 5 Yoga Classes ready to being on Tuesday, July 3rd. There will be one each week at 5:30 pm. The cost to sign up is $50. Donna will be teaching a class geared to individual needs so all levels are welcome. We need a minimum of 5 people to run the class, so if any are interested, please e-mail me or call me at 264-497-6066 to confirm your registration.

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Queen's Birthday Parade Exotic Plus T-Shirts
Body Building Flight Deck Restaurant
Rainbow Graphics July Diary

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