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Thursday, November 27, 2003

Thanksgiving Menu at Altamer, and more

Altamer Restaurant has a special menu for each of the holidays:

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Years Eve 4
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E's Oven Dinner Menu

Here is the new menu for E's Oven. Among the interesting appetizers: Black Bean Soup and Garlic Crusted Crayfish Tails. And in the entrees Pan-seared Yellow Tail with fennel eggplant and tomato sauce and our favorite Roasted Half Chicken (for $8 still!).
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Optimist Race for AIDS

Mimi Gratton reminds us "the first annual Optimist Race Against AIDS will be held on Anguilla on Sunday, November 30th starting at 6:30am at the Agriculture Department in The Valley. The race route will be clearly marked and will include many water stations. Some 100 runners and walkers are expected to participate, creating a community of support for this important cause."
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Blanchard's Staff Field Trip!

Bob and Melinda Blanchard write:

Greeting from Blanchard's!!! The Blanchard's staff will be traveling to Vermont this winter! We'll be skiing, sledding, and seeing the sights. We're all VERY excited and can't wait to start packing. The restaurant will be closed from January 17-22 and though we apologize for any inconvience to our customers, the experience will be well worth it!
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Soroptomist Fair

This annual Christmas fair will be held December 6th from 12 noon to 5pm at the Governor's house in Old Ta.

I picked up this news from Animal Rescue, who will have a booth at the fair. They also have some puppies and kittens for adoption. Check their web site at
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Three Villas at Little Harbour

Here is a new web site ( by the owners of Turquoz (5 bd, pool), Indigo (3 bd, pool) and Little Indigo (2 bd, pool) villas on the waterfront near Little Harbour. This property also has small stretches of sandy beach.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Straw Hat Restaurant 2003

Peter from Straw Hat writes:

Our chef, Jim Hassell is back again and he has come up with a menu featuring some old favorites and some new additions including the Osso Bucco and the Duck! Of course we have the Lobster & Crayfish Spring Rolls and the Goat Sausage Wontons and we will be running a different fish special each night as the fishermen bring it to us!

I have attached our current menu as well as our wine list and our new Kid's Menu!

We will be serving the Kid's Menu from 6:00 (new opening time!) until 7:30. Our regular hours will be from 6:00 to 10:00 and, as always, we are closed on Sundays. People can still make reservations through our website's reservation form at or by e-mailing us directly at
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Skyviews Map of Anguilla

The new 2004 Skyviews map of Anguilla will be on island shortly, but you can get an early view of this map with street names at their web site.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

South Winds Villa

This new villa near Sandy Hill has three air-conditioned bedrooms, two baths, Cable TV, Internet, views of St Martin, Sandy Hill Bay and Seafeathers Bay. Rates start at $2000 per week. For more information, contact Homer Richardson at or 1 (264) 497 5309.
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Friday, November 14, 2003

OECS Suggestions for Tax Reform in Anguilla

Anguilla is a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (English-speaking islands such as Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, etc.). The OECS is in Anguilla this week presenting suggestions for tax reform in al OECS countries. Proposed new taxes include personal income tax to 30%, corporate income tax to 30%, 10-20% VAT sales tax including on services, and increased property tax. Click the link above to read the entire proposal in PDF format.
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Paddy the Goat that Saved Rainbow Island

Chris Mason writes: Jo-Anne has written and illustrated a childrens book, "Paddy the Goat that saved Rainbow Island" about a goat growing up on Anguilla. The book has been published by Macmillan Caribbean and we have just received our shipment of books. Copies of the book are now available from Something Special in The Cove and will be available shortly at the Anguilla Drug Store. Jo-Anne is happy to autograph any books purchased on Anguilla, so call on 497-5670 to arrange this. We also have books available for purchase from us if you don't already have a copy.
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Thursday, November 13, 2003

L'Indigo Restaurant.

The former Cocoplums on Meads Bay has changed hands. The new L'Indigo Restaurant has opened on the same premises.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Colville Petty

Heritage Collection Museum

Colville Petty's Heritage Collection has opened in a new, more spacious location. It is now located in East End, next to the East End Pond Bird Sanctuary and the health clinic. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Tel: 264.235.7440

The collection covers Anguilla in depth from the prehistoric period, through the Amerinidian occupation, the time of plantations and slavery to modern times, including extensive artifacts and information about the revolution of 1967.

Below is just a small sample of the collection (wattle house, iron shackles, Arawak pottery and photos from the revolution):

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New Drink: the Tina Colada

Here is a tropical drink that our neice Tina came up with for people who are on the Atkins diet:

Add ice to tall glass
Fill half full with Dr. Browns DIET Cream Soda (only available at IGA in The Valley)
Add 1 oz. Cruzon Coconut Rum (available at Island Supermarket in Island Harbour, Best Buy Supermarket on Long Path, and probably at other places)
Add more Cream Soda to fill the glass!

Delicious and zero carbs. Click here to see what Dr. Atkins has to say about alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is burnt by your body before fat, so it can delay your weight lose.
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Upcoming Exhibition: Faces of Anguilla

Julian Davis, local resident of Anguilla, brainstormed and set things in motion for the creation of the exhibition “Faces of Anguilla.” Julian invited celebrated photographer George Krause to visit Anguilla from Philadelphia. He arrived in August 2003 during Carnival and immediately went to work bringing all of his camera equipment including his "light box". George, with Julian as his guide and assistant set up the light box at Sandy Ground, Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay Hotel and other locations and photographed every Anguillian who walked by. After his seven-day stay, George had taken over 200 photographs of Anguilla faces. Now, 36 of these portraits will be hanging in the Arrival Lounge at the airport for all visitors to view and to be welcomed to Anguilla. For a sneak preview of the exhibition click here.
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Tuning in on Anguilla - Radio Stations

Roger Q. Fenn has updated his of radio listening options on Anguilla, including 3 that you can listen to over the Internet via web streaming!
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Friday, November 07, 2003

International Culture Evening

Last night there was the a colorful and exciting evening at the Gazebo of Ruthwell Auditorium.

Here are some pictures of the event taken by Neil Armstrong.

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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Join the Archaelogical & Historical Society

The Anguilla Archaeological & Historical Society is currently running a membership campaign to enlist support to allow it to continue it's efforts of protecting and restoring the history of Anguilla. The major project currently in the works is the building of the Historic Village, and the rebuilding of the Old Court House on Crocus Hill. For more information of the works of the Society, as well as an application form for membership, click the link above.
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For Sale: Purebred Great Dane Puppies.

Big and Beautiful and healthy. 8 weeks old and ready to go! Great watch dogs. Loving temperament and good with children. Serious enquiries only please. Call Susan at 772-3094.
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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Tourism Week

This is tourism week in Anguilla. There have been tourism talks in the schools, food safety programs, awards ceremony, new commemorative stamps featuring hotels. The week continues with Quality Customer Service workshop, Int'l Cultural Evening at Ruthwill Gazebo Thurday night, Silver Anniversary Dinner featuring the National Culinary Team All Stars on Friday, and a Celebration Jubilee on Coronative Avenue on Saturday from 11am to 10pm.
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Update: Zara's Restaurant

Zara's Restaurant with Chef Shamash is open again at Shoal Bay this year. Have been twice already and dinner was fantastic. Click link above for directions and the full menu, which has the same selection and prices as last year, plus Cajun Fish Bites, Spagetti Bolognese, Lobster Mango Salad and Shrimp Linguini.
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Monday, November 03, 2003

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Pirates of the Caribbean!

Happy Halloween.

Thanks to Laurie and Gabi for the picture.
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Anguilla News Updated

The Anguilla News main page has been updated for the month.
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Nathans Cove Web Site

Here is a web site for this property directly on Meads Bay beach, between Blanchards and Coco Plums. It has two apartments downstairs and a huge apartment upstairs (4 bedrooms, suitable for a large group vacation).
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Saturday, November 01, 2003

Animal Rescue Newsletter:

Fund-raising raffle: 7-day Carnival Cruise for two in the Caribbean, beginning July 10, 2004 and leaving from San Juan. Includes roundtrip airfare from Anguilla to San Juan.
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