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January 16 – March 3, 2012

Couples’ Golf Tournament

Shopping in the City

Mondays & Thursdays 8:30 am – 12 noon

fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

PorT royal Golf Course, souThaMPTon

fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (MeeT aT The flaGPole)

Afternoon Affair

fridays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Champagne and Strawberries

Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MasTerworks MuseuM of BerMuda arT, BoTaniCal Gardens, PaGeT

Love Train City Tour

wednesdays 11:00 am – 12 noon fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (MeeT aT The flaGPole)

Dockyard Glassworks

Demonstration and Free Gift

Thursdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm MariTiMe lane, royal naval doCkyard

Love Cruise

fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (alBuoy’s PoinT)

Feel the Love Fridays

fridays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BerMuda naTional Gallery, CiTy hall & arTs CenTre, ChurCh sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon

SalsaMania Latin Night Out

fridays 8:30 pm – 12 midnight viCToria Grill, 29 viCToria sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon

Love Tales Walking Tour

saTurdays 10:30 am - 11:45 am Town hall, Town of sT. GeorGe

All listed activities are free and no reservations required, with the exception of the Couples’ Golf Tournament. Outdoor events are weather dependent; call to confirm, 292-0023.

Enjoy special offers and exciting activities that will inspire romance and have you Feeling the Love in Bermuda.


contents

Here for a spot of golf? See pages 22-23. Photo by Kageaki Smith.

n Arts

n News

n Sightseeing

overview 18-19 special exhibition 6-8 galleries & shows 48

casino debate 41

Hamilton 10-11 St. George’s 12-13 Dockyard 14-15

n Business real estate 20

n Events calendar 44-48

n Food & Drink

n People Minister’s welcome 4 US Presidents in Bermuda 6-8

n Practicalities health, customs etc 24-25

best places to eat 34-40

n Shopping

n Nature

flex the plastic 27-33

our harmless critters 16 Co-publisher & advertising manager: Lisa Beauchamp, lbeauchamp@bermudasun.bm Tel: 278-1850 Co-publisher & editor-in-chief: Tony McWilliam, tmcwilliam@ bermudasun.bm Tel: 278-1860 Design & Layout: Creative Circle Media Consulting Accounts: Donna Vesely Tel: 278-1831 Delivery: Lloyd Somner Cover: Photo by E. Michael Jones Contributors: Amanda Dale, Bryan Darby, Andrew Dobson, Simon Jones, Sarah Lagan, Jamie Macmillan, Kageaki Smith, James Whittaker. Special thanks to Alison Outerbridge

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n Transportation bus info 24 bus schedule 47 ferry info 25 stay safe on a scooter 26

n Weather what to expect 25

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welcome to bermuda A FEW WORDS FROM OUR MINISTER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM |

On behalf of the Government of Bermuda and the people of Bermuda, welcome to our Island paradise. With breathtaking pink-sand beaches, iridescent turquoise waters and friendly people, our Island retreat will seduce your senses and bring a new meaning to the word “vacation.� Bermuda is where rich history, diverse cultures, exceptional natural beauty and romance meet. In addition to the beautiful beaches, Bermuda has a thriving arts community plus an abundance of activities to keep you entertained during your stay. Between the months of November and March, the Bermuda Rendezvous Activities, a cultural programme, offers a wide range of family friendly activities, from guided tours and historical re-enactments to Gombey dancing, glassblowing and cooking. We are fortunate to host a number of internationally recognized sporting events such as the Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament in December and both the Bermuda Marathon Weekend and the Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament in January 2012. During your stay, I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy our premier shopping establishments, play a round of golf, visit one of our renowned spas or spend an evening in one of our many fine restaurants. However you choose to enjoy your Bermuda vacation, I am certain you will have a memorable experience. Once again, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Bermuda, I trust you have a wonderful visit. Sincerely, The Hon. Wayne L. Furbert, JP, MP

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nostalgia

Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

President George H.W. Bush participates in a bilateral meeting with U.K. Prime Minister John Major (far left), March 16, 1991. Also seen here are the Governor of Bermuda, Major General Sir Desmond Langley, and Bermuda Premier Sir John Swan (far right).  

When US Presidents come to visit: A special exhibition By Sarah Lagan | The Lion and the Mouse is how local filmmaker Lucinda Spurling described Bermuda’s relationship with America in a film of the same name. From saving the colonialists of Jamestown, Virginia to robbing the British of gunpowder and smuggling it out to George Washington’s revolutionary army, Bermuda has often defied its small stature to the benefit of its gargantuan neighbour. A new exhibition at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art celebrates this storied relationship with 26 historical photographs featuring US Presidents in Bermuda — and Bermuda’s Premiers in the US.

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The Clintons stayed at Cambridge Beaches her tenure, has worked hard to nurture relations between the two countries. The exhibition, part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebrations, includes a photo of President Harry S. Truman in 1946 when he became the first US President to land in Bermuda while in office. Also on display is a photo of President John F. Kennedy accepting a gift from the then-Governor of Bermuda — Major General Sir Julian Gascoigne at Government House, and a shot of former US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on vacation here in 2009. The Museum of Art’s founder and director Tom Butterfield told us: “These

photographs have never been shown as a group before. You might have seen them at one or two other places but they are out of the public domain. “If you go to [former Premier] Sir John Swan’s office for instance, you may see one of him shaking hands with President Regan or you might see another at the US Consulate General. “I think the show will bring a diverse group of people to the museum.” The exhibition opens on March 2 at the Masterworks’ Rick Faries Gallery and runs until March 14. It is just one of many events celebratContinued on page 8

‘These photographs have never been shown as a group before.’ Tom Butterfield, Masterworks GOVER NMENT OF BER MUDA Minis tr y of Economy, Tr ade and Indus tr y Bermuda Post Office

The Bermuda Post Office is pleased to offer “Diamond Jubilee”, a series of six stamps. This collection of commemorative stamps spans Queen Elizabeth’s reign. These stamps will be released on 9 February 2012. First Day Cover $6.00, cost per set $4.35, FDC souvenir sheet $4.00, souvenir sheet $2.50, souvenir sheetlet $4.35. Available at the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau.

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George Bush Snr liked to dine at Tom Moore’s

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ing Masterworks’ quarter-century. The main exhibition, A Rock and an Ocean, features displays some of the museum’s most important works of Bermudainspired art and includes pieces by Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley.   Other events to look forward to later this year include a Philatelic Stamp Exhibit in April, featuring stamps from

Queen Elizabeth’s personal collection, and, from June 21 to July 4, an exhibition of original John Lennon lithographs. n   Masterworks is open Mon-Sat, 10am to 4pm, Sundays 11am-4:30pm. Closed most public holidays. General admission $5. Located in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget. Use buses 1,2 & 7. Call 441-236-2950 or visit www.bermudamasterworks.com

International News Service photo, courtesy of Harry S. Truman Library

President Harry S. Truman, the first U.S. President to land in Bermuda while in office, steps ashore at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on August 22, 1946. He smilingly acknowledged the applause of the orderly crowd gathered at Albuoy’s Point.  Also pictured is Admiral Sir Ralph Leatham, Governor of Bermuda.  The President was in Bermuda on a vacation cruise.

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a day in hamilton

Photo by Jamie Macmillan

Hamilton’s main drag, Front Street, looking up towards Burnaby Street.

Our striking capital city The City of Hamilton, which became the capital of Bermuda in 1815, is laid out in a grid pattern so it is easy to find your way around. A good place to start is the Visitor Information Centre next to the Ferry Terminal on Front Street where maps, brochures and schedules of events are available. From here it is a short walk to Queen Street and Parla-Ville Park, Perot Post Office and the National Library, all located in a neighbourhood dating from the 1800s. You’ll find the Bermuda Historical Society Museum inside the library and every Monday from November to March a free guided walking tour meets on the verandah of the library. On Church Street is City Hall, home to the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts, which show rotating exhibits by local and foreign artists. Further east on Church Street is the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, the Anglican Cathedral, consecrated in 1911. 10 bermuda.com guide


Named after Governor Sir Henry Hamilton

hamilton

The elaborate stained glass windows are as splendid as any found in Europe and for $3 the climb up the tower is worth the effort. Overlooking the City is Fort Hamilton. The best time to visit and take in the stunning view is Monday at noon, when the Bermuda Islands’ Pipe Band performs. Back in town, our striking civic structures include the Cabinet Building and the House of Assembly. The city is also a great place to loosen the wallet at jewellery, clothing and souvenir shops. You’ll also find a wide choice of eateries, from simple cafes and diners to Italian, Thai, Irish, Chinese, Mexican and Bermudian restaurants. n Beautiful Par-la-Ville Park is a quiet spot in the middle of the city, close to Perot Post Office. Photo by Kageaki Smith

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a day in st. george’s

Photo by Kageaki Smith

Water Street, the bustling centre of town.

Old town charm A trip to Bermuda would not be complete without a visit to our original capital. St. George’s celebrates the 400th anniversary of its founding in 2012 and this remarkable town retains much of its original architecture. Indeed, a resident of two centuries ago could return today and still find his way home. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site — a distinction shared with the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. The Bermuda National Trust Museum on Duke of York Street is home to the St. George’s Visitor Information Centre. It also houses exhibits detailing the role of the town during the American Civil War and has a film that explains the economic development of the island. Across the road is one of Bermuda’s most historic sites, St. Peter’s Church, originally built by the first settlers of 1612 and today the oldest continually used Anglican Church in the New World. On Water Street you will find the Tucker House Museum, replete with 12 bermuda.com guide


St George’s: originally called New London furnishings from the 1700s and an archeological exhibit explaining the town’s ties with Colonial Williamsburg. Further down Water Street and on Penno’s Wharf is a warehouse once used by the Confederates for storing cotton on its way to London. Here the World Heritage Centre explains the full history of St. George’s with exhibits, displays and a film. The St. George’s Historical Society Museum on Duke of Kent Street takes visitors back to the early days of Bermuda with its original architecture, furnishings, kitchen and garden. A short walk away is the photogenic Unfinished Church, which lies on the route to Fort St. Catherine, where the history of Bermuda’s British naval defence is detailed. Take advantage of free, guided walking tours that start at the Town Hall at 10.30am on Wednesdays and Saturdays

st. george’s

Photo by Tony McWilliam

Historic gem: St Peter’s Church.

from November to March. They are followed by a greeting from the Mayor of St. George’s and the public punishment of the town gossip. n

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a day in dockyard

Photos by Kageaki Smith

The Bermuda National Museum offers commanding views across Dockyard.

West end delights By BRYAN DARBY | Wherever you go in Bermuda, the breeze of history is likely to brush against you. But at our 200-year-old Royal Naval Dockyard, at the west end of the island, the past is a constant companion. Every limestone building in this spectacular tourist attraction is original, providing a collection of unique naval structures that have been successfully commandeered by restaurants, museums, art galleries, a glass factory, potteries, beachside bars, theme parks and a shopping mall. You won’t need a map — Dockyard is only a few square miles and can be covered in a couple of hours of leisurely discovery. Don’t miss Dolphin Quest or the Bermuda National Museum, which enjoys a dominant perch overlooking the entire docklands. Every building you encounter has something to offer: the Dockyard Art Centre, Frog & Onion British Pub, and the Craft Market, for example, sit cheek-by-jowl on Maritime Row. Whether you arrive by cruise ship, harbour ferry or by road, you cannot avoid the feeling that somehow you’ve taken a step back in time. And so you have. It was from this spot that the feared British Navy kept watch on the trade routes between Canada and the Caribbean, took the war of 1812 14 bermuda.com guide


dockyard

Dockyard is our primary cruise ship port to the Americans while protecting the Canadians, and generally made a nuisance of themselves. You can almost envisage the convict ships that once lined Dockyard’s inner walls with their grim cargo of criminals from the Old Country. Now, where sails were laid out and ropes were spun, industrious Bermudians offer hand-made glassware and pottery. The imposing Clocktower Shopping Mall appears to represent the epoch of naval architecture. But was it planned that way? One persistent rumour has it that in 1804 we were mistakenly sent plans for the British Embassy in Khartoum — while Khartoum received plans for a very plain warehouse. True or false, the Clocktower is just one of Dockyard’s many enduring attractions. n

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wildlife

Our harmless critters By ANDREW DOBSON | Like most

other things in Bermuda — groceries, cars, shipwrecked settlers — our wildlife was largely imported, either accidentally or on purpose. There are hundreds of feral cats and feral chickens – but no feral dogs. We have a few rats, of course, but no snakes. Spiders are abundant but generally harmless. The occasional poisonous spider arrives on imported lumber but they rarely bother people. Mosquitoes aren’t a problem and there are few bugs to worry about. To find the mildly venomous nine-inch centipede, you would

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Photo by Tony McWilliam

Small lizards are a common sight across the island.

have to turn over a lot of rocks in St. David’s Parish. Try to avoid the Portuguese man-owar, a purple jellyfish that sports long tentacles and causes a painful sting. Sharks are rare in Bermuda waters and there are no records of shark attacks. One of our most intriguing creatures is the common whistling frog. Their ‘gleepgleep’ chorus is particularly vigorous after rainfall on warm evenings and you’ll be amazed that a frog little bigger than your thumbnail can be so audible. Easier to spot on wet evenings are enormous cane toads, introduced to control cockroaches. Birds are plentiful; about 375 species have been recorded in Bermuda and 20 are resident. Many migrate through the island and more than 100 species are present during the winter, including a variety of ducks, herons and egrets. For more, visit www.audubon.bm n


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Sample our art hot spots By Sarah lagan | Bermuda is a wonderful melting pot of different cultures and its art scene is similarly diverse and vibrant. Our small island is packed with art galleries, studios and museums stretching from St George’s in the east to Dockyard in the west. Our art hot spots include: n The Bermuda National Gallery Home to three permanent exhibitions — The African Collection, The Bermudian Collection and The European Collection. There is also a rotation of work by local and international artists. Its current ‘Reinterpreting the European Collection’ invited eight local artists to offer their own take on a historical artwork of their choice. City Hall & Arts Centre, Hamilton. 295-9428.

n Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Masterworks prides itself as “the preeminent museum of Bermuda Art” and Bermuda is the subject for many of its works. The gallery hosts the annual Charman Prize and has an Artist in Residence programme that sees international artists offer their interpretations of island life. There’s a gift shop and a café. Botanical Gardens, Paget. Tel. 236-2950. www.bermudamasterworks.com

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City Hall, home to our national gallery and society of arts.

n Bermuda Society of Arts Known affectionately as “the people’s gallery”, BSoA features everything from professional artwork to the work of schoolchildren and prisoners. It is made up of four separate galleries including the main space, The Onions Gallery. The gallery plays host to some 50 shows per year reflecting all walks of life. City Hall & Arts Centre, Hamilton. Tel. 292-3824

n National Museum of Bermuda Well worth a visit for those interested in our history, culture and heritage. Exhibitions and displays range from Bermuda’s Defence Heritage, The Slave Trade and The


Most famous sculptor: Desmond Fountain Royal Navy Collections. Local artist Graham Foster’s epic mural, depicting the history of Bermuda, is not to be missed. Dockyard. Tel. 234-1418. www.bmm.bm

n Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard If you are lucky, you might meet some of Bermuda’s artists who are residents at the Arts Centre in Dockyard including Jonah Jones and Christopher Marson. You will get a good feel for Bermuda’s stunning natural landscapes through the ever-changing collections by the Plein Air Painters of Bermuda. Dockyard. Tel. 234-2809. www.artbermuda.bm

Monday-Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm Closed on Public Holidays museum is accessible with ramps and an elevator.

n Crisson & Hind Art Gallery Home to a fascinating collection of carved sculptures from Zimbabwe. 71 Front St, Hamilton. Tel. 295-1117. www.crissonandhind.com

Masterworks The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is home to an impressive collection of over 1,200 pieces of Bermuda inspired art. Renowned artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes are part of the Permanent Collection and there is a constantly evolving showcase of local artists. The museum shop sells prints and original local art, and Homer’s Café serves a wide selection of baked goods, lunch items and even afternoon tea. To learn about Bermuda’s culture and history there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary than The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Museum is accessible with ramps and an elevator. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. $5 admission, free for members and children under 12. Closed public holidays.

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is home to an impressive collection of over 1,200 pieces of Bermuda inspired art; some by such famous names as Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes. The museum shop sells prints and original local art; a perfect keepsake to take home! To learn about Bermuda’s culture and history there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary.

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real estate

Own a bit of ‘The Rock’ Many visitors, seduced by our sub-tropical climate, historic charm and pink sand beaches, return to Bermuda year after year. Americans in particular often seek to make the relationship a little more permanent, through timeshares or fractional ownership. As a non-Bermudian you are not permitted to buy property outright unless you have more than $5million to spend, so it’s a more affordable way to claim a small piece of ‘The Rock’. And

The St. George’s Club

it enables you to share your love of the island with friends and family for generations to come. Prices vary of course but you might get into the market at the $150,000 to $400,000 range. Check with a local realtor through our website, bermuda.com, for more information. Names that will come up include The Reefs Club, Tucker’s Point Club, Newstead Belmont Hill Golf Resort and Spa — and The St. George’s Club.

Facilities for the more energetic include Are you dreaming three tennis courts, of a Bermuda family one lit for night play, holiday? Well, The St. and a fitness center. George’s Club can The surrounding Golf make that dream an Course is currently Photo by james whittaker affordable reality. closed but is to be The charming St. George’s Club, which Overlooking the redesigned by Nick offers timeshare opportunities. historic Town of St. Faldo. George and the quaint harbor, its clusters Golf enthusiasts can also enjoy priviof one-bedroom and two bedroom cotleges at the challenging Riddell’s Bay Golf tages offer all the comforts of home. Fully course in Southampton. equipped kitchens make home cooking posThe bus stop is within close walking sible – and an onsite grocery means shopdistance and the fast ferry to Dockyard ping is close to hand. Don’t feel like cookand Hamilton is also nearby. You can also ing? Griffin’s Bistro in the main clubhouse explore at your own pace by renting a is known for its excellent international scooter from the onsite cycle livery. cuisine, or dine at Blackbeard’s Hideout the The Club is an RCI Gold Crown Resort beachside restaurant and bar. Three swimwhich allows members exchange options at ming pools, one heated and one with a pool any of RCI’s nearly 4,000 worldwide resort bar are situated in beautifully manicured hotels. New members are also enrolled in and spacious grounds. If you prefer the The Club’s private travel and cruise program. beach, the complimentary shuttle can take To learn more, call 297-1222 or visit you to The Club’s secluded Achilles Bay. www.stgeorgesclub.com n 20 bermuda.com guide


Golf Guide 2010:Layout 1

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Winston Churchill and President HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

YDS 339 386 378 115 368 470 178 329 326

PAR 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4

HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

YDS 329 172 533 344 350 436 385 167 412

PAR 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4

OUT

2,829

36

IN

2,829

34

OUT

2,971

36

TOTAL 6,017

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BELMONT HILLS GOLF COURSE • 236-6060 Overlooking Bermuda’s Bermuda’sfamous famousturquoise turquoise Belmont Hills Overlooking seasea Belmont Hills GolfGolf ClubClub feafeatures Bermuda’s first ever championshipgolf golfcourse coursecombined combinedwith with aa first tures Bermuda’s first ever championship class teaching facility. Belmont Hills Golf Club recently received the Bermuda Gold, Best of Bermuda Awards for the “best place to play a round of golf.” HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

YDS 438 567 148 458 380 370 517 213 383

PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4

HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

YDS 350 443 383 235 393 412 235 507 410

PAR 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4

OUT

3,474

36

IN

3,368

35

OUT

3,474

36

TOTAL 6,842

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PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE • 234-0974 Owned / Operated by the Bermuda Government

Port Royal is the longest course in Bermuda and offers a great challenge for all who play it. With its spectacular views of the ocean it is a course not to missedby byvisitors. visitors. After be missed After a round of relax golf, at relax Port Royal’s 64º a round of golf, PortatRoyal’s 64º RestauRestaurant and the watch the sunset to off round off a perfect day in paradise. rant and watch sunset to round a perfect day in paradise.

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what’s on golf guide

Eisenhower golfed on our island HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

YDS 469 151 360 355 500 387 190 336 192

TOTAL 2,940

PAR 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 35

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE • 295-9092 Owned / Operated by the Bermuda Government

This superbly challenging course has proven to be as competitive as it is picturesque. The elevated, central location offers wide North Shore vistas. With 18 tee positions, you’ll want to add a second nine to your conquest of the first. Website: www.bermudagolf.bm

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

YDS 152 145 142 178 183 110 133 149 126

PAR 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

YDS 135 113 128 126 211 141 174 150 188

PAR 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

OUT

1,318

27

IN

1,366

27

FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON GOLF CLUB • 238-8000

OUT

1,318

27

TOTAL 2,684

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Bermuda’s only 18 hole par 3 course was designed by Theodore G. Robinson and was rated four-star by Golf Digest’s best places to play. The average playing time is under three hours, with every iron in the bag being called into play over a hilly, panoramic ocean-view layout.

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practicalities What you need to know Your concierge might know an awful lot, but you can’t take him to the beach. Here’s a handy list of things you ought to know.

n Airlines Air Canada Reservations: Tel: 1-888-247-2262. Flight Info: Tel: 293-1777. American Airlines Tel: 1-800-433-7300. AirTran 1-800-AIR-TRAN (247-8726) or 678-254-7999. British Airways Reservations: Tel: 1-800-247-9297. Airport customer service: Tel: 293-1944. Continental Airlines Reservations: Tel: 1-800-231-0856. Flight Info: Tel: 293-3092. Delta Airlines Reservations: Tel: 1-800-221-1212. Flight Info: Tel: 293-1024. JETBLUE Tel: 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). U.S. Airways Reservations: Tel: 1-800-622-1015. Flight Info: Tel: 293-3073. WestJet Tel: 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538).

n Airport L.F. Wade International Airport (tel: 2932470) is located in St. George’s at the east end of the island. Allow 30 minutes from the city of Hamilton by taxi. Check-in two hours before departure.

n Banks Normally open from 9am to 4pm, Mon-Fri. There are many ATMs across the island.

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n Buses All bus routes serving Hamilton arrive and leave the Bus Terminal on Washington Street. (See page 45 for schedule). Cash fares require exact change. Dollar bills are not accepted. Adult cash fare is $3 up to 3 zones, $4.50 for longer journeys. Tokens are $2.50 for 3 zone trips and $4 for longer trips. Passes are available: one-day pass $12, two days $20, three days $28, four days $35, seven days $45 or one month, $55. For children (aged 5-16) cash fare is $2 and transportation passes range from $6 per day up to $22.50 for seven days. Children under five ride free. Tokens, tickets and passes may be used on buses or ferries and are available at ferry terminals, the central bus terminal, hotels and post offices. (The fares listed here are subject to change). Tel: 292-3851 • info@ptb.bm

n Business Hours Stores normally open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Many grocery stores open 1-5pm on Sunday, most other stores are closed on Sundays.

n Consulate The U.S. Consulate is located on Crown Hill, 16 Middle Road, Devonshire, tel: 295-1342. Open Mon to Fri 8am - 4:30pm. Consular services are provided by appointment only, except for adult passport renewals and additional visa pages, which may be dropped off. For details, visit http://hamilton.usconsulate.gov. For after-hours life or death emergencies for American citizens only, contact the duty officer at (441) 335-3828. Honorary Consuls for other countries are also represented. See the telephone directory for listings.

n Country Codes U.S. & Canada — 
dial 1 plus area code plus no.
 U.K. — 
dial 011 plus 44 plus area code plus no. Caribbean — 
dial 1 plus area code plus seven digits.


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n Currency & Credit Cards

n Taxis

The Bermuda dollar is equal in value to the U.S. dollar; both are legal tender. Traveller’s cheques and credit cards are accepted at most shops, restaurants and hotels.

Cabs are safe and comfortable. Rates are controlled by law at $6.40 for the first mile and $2.25 for each additional mile for 1-4 passengers. Rates increase after midnight, Sundays and public holidays with a 25% surcharge for 1-4 passengers and a 50% surcharge for 5-6 passengers. Taxis may also be hired by the hour or day.

n Emergency Call 911 and specify whether you need police, the fire service or an ambulance.

n Ferries The best way to get around; ferries are usually quicker than buses and the views are better. All ferries depart from the terminal on Front Street, Hamilton. Regular ferries cross Hamilton Harbour and faster catamarans visit Somerset, Dockyard and St. George’s. Scooters are allowed on some routes.

n Hospital King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (tel. 2362345) is a large, first-rate facility owned and operated by the Bermuda Government and located on Point Finger Road in Paget Parish. An associate of the American Hospital Association. Airlifts can be arranged to the U.S. or Canada.

n Mail The General Post Office is located at 56 Church Street Hamilton (tel: 297-7893), with 12 sub-offices islandwide. Airmail leaves and arrives daily. Rates for airmail postcards to North America are 70¢; Europe 80¢; Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand 90¢.

n Nightlife You’ll find live music venues and nightclubs mainly in Hamilton where there’s a good choice of laid back pubs and upscale bars. Some hotels also offer live music and dancing. Most restaurants are closed well before midnight — but ask a local and they’ll point you to a take-out joint if you need a fried food fix in the early hours. Looking for strip clubs or casinos? Not here. This is a place where going bare-chested in town can get you into trouble with the law. And we’re talking about men, in broad daylight. Decorum’s a watchword.

n TV & Radio Three main local channels screen a nightly news bulletin — VSB (channel 11), ZBM (9) and ZFB (7). A government station, CITV, is on channel 2 and there’s a small handful of local radio stations. The quality of local programming varies considerably.

n Time Differences New York — one hour behind Bermuda Los Angeles — four hours behind London — four hours ahead
 Toronto — one hour behind Daylight Savings Time comes into effect from the second Sunday in March through to the first Sunday in November.

n Tipping In most cases, a service charge or gratuity has been added to the bill. Where the gratuity has not been added, 15% is about right.

n Water Tap water is safe to drink, unless you are instructed otherwise. Bermuda has no rivers, streams or reservoirs; all our water comes from rain. Bermuda roofs are painted with a limestone wash that purifies the water as it trickles down into underground tanks. Electric pumps send the water up to the tap.

n Weather Bermuda’s sub-tropical climate is generally mild and humid. The average annual temperature is 76ºF. Monthly averages: January 65ºF, water 66ºF; April 67ºF, water 68ºF; July 80ºF, water 81ºF; October 75ºF, water 76ºF. In an average year we see rain on 171 days and sunshine on 200 days.

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practicalities How to stay safe on a rental bike By SIMON JONES | One of the best ways to see Bermuda is on two wheels. Follow our tips to stay safe: • Hire from a reputable firm and check the bike is in good condition; • Helmets are mandatory — but useless unless they fit and are secured properly; • We drive on the left — just like the Brits; • Drive defensively and wear bright clothes to aid your visibility to others; • Wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes — topple off your bike in flip-flops and you could easily lose a digit; • The speed limit is 35kph; stick to it and don’t feel obliged to keep up with other road users; • Leave plenty of space between your-

self and other vehicles and don’t get too close to the curb; • Never turn around to look behind you while riding; • Never stop on a bend or a hill’s brow; • Drive slower when it’s wet; • When riding in a group, put the slowest rider at the front; • Traffic at roundabouts goes clockwise, so as you approach one, slow down and give way to vehicles coming from the right; • NEVER drink and ride; • On weekdays, avoid rush hour city traffic (7.30-9.30am and 4-6pm). Wheels Cycles Moped & Scooter Rentals is at 117 Front Street, Hamilton,

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Wheels Cycles Ltd.

13 Dundonald St., Hamilton, Bermuda Tel: 441-292-2245 www.wheelscycles.com Email: information@wheels.bm Discover the beauty of Bermuda at your own speed with our easy to ride, Peugeot double seater scooter. Single seaters also available. * Open 7 Days a week * No deposit required * All major credit cards welcomed * No license required * Third party insurance included * Complete instructions & safety tips 26 bermuda.com guide


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World-famous Front Street, home to many of our most upscale stores.

Classy stores, no sales tax You’ve already proved you have good taste by choosing to visit Bermuda so it’s fitting that our stores exude quality. There are bargains to be had — you’ll find hefty price differentials with the U.S. on jewellery, watches, perfume, silverware, porcelain and crystal. And you’ll enjoy additional relief at the cash register — there’s no sales tax. Many stores are in the City of Hamilton, but the Clocktower Mall at Dockyard, on the western tip of the island, boasts quality gift stores and boutique shops. And the historic town of St. George’s — at the east end of Bermuda — also has a lively shopping scene. Goods made here or produced exclusively for local stores include pottery, jewellery, paintings and prints, pottery, rum, honey, condiments, cedar ware, Bermuda shorts, scarves, fragrances and pillows. Browse the following listings for details. n

Bermuda Post Office Every year the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau compiles a collection of commemoratives and arranges them into an attractive presentation package. This collection continues the Bermuda Post Office’s efforts to portray all facets of Bermuda’s heritage, culture and history. The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau also services orders for current issues of Bermuda’s commemorative and definitive stamps and, for the convenience of collectors, provides a standing order account service with a minimum deposit of thirty dollars. In addition, they maintain a mailing list to provide details of new stamp releases to customers. 56 Church Street, Hamilton. Tel: 297-7807

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We used to export onions to the US free tour of their operations and to sample their exclusive and rare perfumes. The Bermuda Perfumery, Stewart Hall, 5 Queen Street, St. George’s GE 05 Tel: 293-0627. Fax: 293-8810 1-800-527-8213 (toll free in US/Canada) info@bermuda-perfumery.com www.lilibermuda.com. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (winter hours)

The Irish Linen Shop
 
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Take a tour of the Bermuda Perfumery and stock up on unique gifts.

The Bermuda Perfumery The Bermuda Perfumery is located at historical Stewart Hall in the heart of St. George’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1928, The Bermuda Perfumery has been creating and manufacturing fine ladies and gentlemen’s fragrances under the brand Lili Bermuda. All the perfumes are made on the premises at Stewart Hall. The Perfumery welcomes visitors for a free tour of its operations and to sample its unique fragrances. During the summer of 2011, Lili Bermuda launched ‘Alegria’, a fragrance for women. Alegria was created to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Bermuda. Alegria is a white chypre fragrance with a heart of frangipani, Bermuda Cedar, tuberose and magnolia. Alegria is modern, international and elegant. The Perfumery’s perfume collection also includes exclusive creations inspired by our beautiful Island. Modern women will love Coral, Pink, and Lily, and men will not want to leave Bermuda without a bottle of our famous fragrances 32° North and 64° West. The ‘Water Collection’, casual and unisex, will please the affluent and international traveller. The Perfumery is passionate about the art of perfume making and continues to innovate by using both traditional and modern techniques to produce exceptional perfumes. You are welcome to visit for a

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Step inside our historic cottage shop and be inspired! Luxury products from all over the world have been an Irish Linen Shop trademark for over 60 years. Our exquisite table linen collection from Le Jacquard Francais, Bodrum, Settings by Mona, and Karen Lee Ballard along with our amazing selection of table accessories from Deborah Rhodes and Dransfield and Ross will create an unforgettable table setting. Hand embroidered linen from Madeira and double damask from Ireland are still time-honoured traditions at The Irish Linen Shop.
 Beautiful home fragrances from Antica Farmacista, Dayna Decker, Lafco and the oldest candle maker in France, Cire Trudon will delight your senses. Don’t stop until you experience our bath and body products from Baudelaire and Rain of South Africa. You deserve it!
Wait: The world of Michael Aram and Mariposa are the perfect solution when searching for a gift that will delight the recipient for years.
Our home décor selections from Zentique, Oomph, and Roost will transform your home and your outlook. 
 You’ll love the children’s boutique at The Irish Linen Shop.  It’s the place to find beautiful hand smocked dresses from Chantal and the classic styles of Papo d’Anjo from Portugal. Later, dream away on the finest Egyptian cotton bedding from Yves Delorme, Sferra, Matouk, Peter Reed and Dans Nos Maisons. It’s all here, waiting for you at The Irish Linen Shop, where fine living begins.
31 Front Street, Hamilton.  Tel:  295-4089; Fax:  295-6552; e-mail:  irishlinen@ibl.bm


…So much more than juSt LinenS!

Home Décor Fine GiFts LiFe’s Luxuries obviously you have great taste! 31 Front Street, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-6:00 P.M.

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Bermuda is built on a volcanic seamount

English Sports Shop The English Sports Shop was founded in 1918 and is Bermuda’s leading retailer of exclusive Bermuda designed Resort Wear for men and women. At The English Sports Shop you will find a wide variety of choices for men and women from classic colourful Bermuda shorts, knee socks, polo shirts, and blazers to suits and ties, and an array of knitwear in cotton, wool and cashmere. Don’t miss the store’s own “Island Casuals” collection including fun madras shorts, skirts and shirts. They also hire out formalwear for weddings and other functions or can make you a tailor made suit. 49 Front Street, Hamilton, tel: 295-2672 Water Street, St. George’s, tel: 297-0142 Mangrove Bay, Somerset, tel: 234-0770 Fairmont Southampton Princess, tel: 292-1107 Fairmont Hamilton Princess, tel: 295-9691

Bermuda Blue & Bermuda Breeze Imagine standing on the shoreline of Bermuda’s pristine, pink sandy beaches. Breathe. Take in the sea air, the aroma of natural fruits & flowers all around us... Bermuda Blue and Bermuda Breeze fragrances embrace much that is uniquely Bermuda. Bermuda Blue delicately captures the natural citrus, jasmine and lotus in the air with a nuance of crisp sea spray. It

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Bermuda Blue and Bermuda Breeze might help you re-live your visit to our island.

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dries down to a woody and vanilla base, managing to create a warm scent. Bermuda Breeze hints more of natural fruits, such as wild berries & mandarin, with a touch of jasmine — creating a lovely fruity floral. Packaging reflects the brilliant blues and greens of the local water, the immense blue sky, amid a pink sandy beach — capturing the essence of this beautiful island paradise. Take home a piece of Bermuda. Take home Bermuda Blue and Bermuda Breeze. Available through select stores across the Island and on-line including: Gibbons Company, Reid St., Hamilton www.gibbons.bm Peniston Brown, St. George’s Perfume Shop, Dockyard Carole Holding, Front St., Hamilton Princess & Fairmont Southampton Brown & Co., Front St., Hamilton A.S. Cooper, Front St., Hamilton, branch and hotel stores www.ascooper.bm Distributed by P.D.L. Limited Tel: (441) 292-1710. infobb@pdl.bm

The Island Shop The Island Shop features exclusive and original hand-painted ceramics by Barbara Finsness that capture the colourful architectural and natural features of Bermuda. There are fine linens that feature her original embroidered designs and a huge array of different gift items. The Island Shop is a ‘must visit’ during your stay for gift selections found nowhere else in the world! They will gift-wrap or mail your purchases if desired. Check out their online store at www.islandexports.com. Winner of ‘The Best in Bermuda’ in retail giftware by The Bermudian magazine in 2004 and 2005. Looking for rugby shirts then take a look in the Island Shop located on the mezzanine floor at the Fairmont Southampton. Queen Street, Hamilton, tel: 292-5292. Somers Wharf, St. George’s, tel: 297-1514 Fairmont Hotel, Southampton, tel: 238-5999


jewellery

Many treasure-laden ships from

Hand-crafted treasures make great gifts Each year Walker Christopher Ltd. handcrafts a sterling silver Christmas ornament designed in our own workshop. For 2011 we have chosen to honor one of Bermuda’s most interesting underwater creatures — the Octopus (pictured). Although these invertebrates are very prevalent on our ocean floors, octopi are not easily spotted due to their excellent camouflage skills. The octopus is a stealthy predator catching, stinging and crushing its prey with its 8 legs, but few people know these creatures also have 3 hearts! The collection was begun in 1985. Previous ornaments and full sets may always be purchased at the 9 Front Street, Hamilton

showroom. The motifs are as follows: Longtail (1985); Bermuda Onion (1986); Bermuda Dinghy (1987); Angelfish (1988); Moongate (1989); Easter Lily (1990); Lizard (1991); Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse (1992); Bermudiana flower (1993); Frog (1994); Kite (1995); Heron (1996); Hibiscus (1997); Map of Bermuda Island (1998); Hog Shilling (1999); Tall Ship (2000); St. Peter’s Church (2001); Seahorse (2002); Gombey Dancer (2003); Green turtle (2004); Baygrape (2005); Bobby in the birdcage (2006); Land Crab (2007); Bermuda Cottage (2008); 400th anniversary (2009); and moped (2010). Each ornament bears the store logo, the year, “Bermuda” and the sterling silver hallmark. These tree ornaments can be converted to a brooch or pendant. The 2011 ornament is priced at $100; previous years are $120. Contact us at 441-295-1466 or walkerchris@cwbda.bm

Our 2012 Christmas Ornament “The Bermuda Octopus” A Bermuda Christmas Tradition since 1985

The Perfect Bermuda Christmas Gift

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jewellery

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Impeccable personal service has been a hallmark of Crisson Jewellers for many years.

Crisson Jewellers Crisson jewellers embodies Bermuda’s finest and most cherished traditions. A family business since 1922, the Crisson name is synonymous with quality and value. The fabulous array of jewellery and watches reflect the style, sophistication and taste of our discerning customers. When you explore our exciting collections, we are sure you will agree that a visit to Crisson is the crowning moment of your Bermuda shopping experience. Along with the wonderfully eclectic collection of hand-selected pieces from all parts of the world, Crisson are Bermuda’s exclusive source for famous designers including David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, John Hardy, Kabana, Nanis, Pandora, Marah Largo Larimar, and Rebecca . As for diamonds of distinction, Crisson has Bermuda’s largest collection of spectacular cuts from Cento, Memoire, A. Jaffe and Endless Diamonds. When it comes to timepieces, Crisson is definitely the place! Crisson are the official-

ly authorised Rolex retailers in Bermuda. You will also find Tag Heuer, Ebel, Raymond Weil, Movado, Tudor, Philip Stein, Christian Dior, Frederique Constant and Fendi. There are also collections from Seiko, Swiss Army, Citizen, Casio, Luminox, Fruitz, Rotary, Toy Watch, Guess and Michael Kors. Crisson has two main stores on Front Street in Hamilton, with another on Queen Street. There’s a store in St. George’s and one in the Clocktower Mall at Dockyard. If you are staying in one of Bermuda’s major Hotels, you’ll find a Crisson store there as well. Each of these boutique-style stores features pieces selected from our main collections in Hamilton. The shopping experience is relaxed and intimate, and the quality, value and prices are the same whichever store you choose to visit. Crisson Jewellers, 16 Queen Street, 55 & 71 Front Street, Hamilton Water Street, St. George’s, Clocktower Mall, Dockyard, and all major hotels. Tel: 295-2351 www.crisson.com bermuda.com guide 33


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Elegant and classy, Barracuda Grill is a reliable choice for lunch or dinner.

Time to eat Our island is small but it offers an abundance of dining options. Casual dress is acceptable at most restaurants, though some upscale eateries require a jacket and tie. And it’s best to make reservations. The dollar signs (see our key, below) offer a rough guide to prices. Also visit www.bermuda. com for updated information. Barracuda Grill


tête’s. If a little early for your reservation, join the other guests at the cozy, hip and Barracuda Grill is one of Bermuda’s most tres chic bar with its glowing amber cocelebrated restaurants, and is THE place loured resin topped side bar, and enjoy marto go for outstanding seafood and chops tinis made to share, or one of more than 16 prepared in a contemporary style, proudly wines served by the glass.
The winning seven Best of Bermuda Restaurant Barracuda Grill, with its warm, Awards!
Breathtakingly stylish, price ranges lavish and inviting interior hints Barracuda features warm maper person at a time of luxurious passenger hogany woods, plush banquettes $ Under $20 ships, popping champagne corks, and an undeniably sumptuous and refined dining, all contem$$ $20-$40 but ever so comfortable dining porized to be thoroughly of the $$$ $40-$50 room, suitable for power busimoment. Irresistible seafood and $$$$ Over $50 ness meals or romantic tête-à-

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food & drink

We used the aloe plant with water

chops prepared with expertise and passion take centre stage on immaculate whitelit linen covered tables.

5 Burnaby Hill (above the Hog Penny), Hamilton, tel: 292-1609.  Fax 292-8354   www.barracuda-grill.com 



 Lunch $$ Dinner $$$

Chatham House Bermuda’s leading specialty tobacco shop, established in 1895. Offering a marvellous selection of fine tobaccos and gifts for visitors, satisfaction is guaranteed. Our extensive range includes English Briar pipes, and a selection of Havanas such as Punch, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, Upmann, Montecristo, Cohiba and Bolivar — all at good savings over U.S. prices. Corner of Front and Burnaby Streets, Hamilton. Tel: 292-8422

East Meets West Bar & Restaurant Bermuda’s favorite Indian and Continen-

tal cuisine, our food has been widely and enthusiastically commended for its flavour, quality and value for money. We offer a wide choice in beef, chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian curries as well as rice dishes, samosas and naan breads. Southampton location offers indoor or outdoor dining with a large outdoor full bar area. Reservations Recommended. East Meets West (Southampton) 11 Industrial Park Road (next to the Mini Golf) Tel. 238-8580 Lunch: Mon- Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner: Mon- Sun 6:00pm – 10:30pm Take out service: Mon – Sun: 11am – 11pm Lunch $ Dinner $

East Meets West Take Out Bistro Located on Queen Street, the bistro offers culinary influences ranging from Asia to California. In the Bermudiana Arcade, 2nd Floor

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dinner (per person) at Fourways Inn Resturant This coupon cannot be used with any other offer(s). Expires March 2012. 1 Middle Road, Paget | 236-6517

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and sugar to clear acne 27 Queen Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-8580 Open: Mon- Sat 7:30am – 10:00pm Lunch $ Dinner $

Fourways Fourways Inn Restaurant is the Grande Dame of Bermuda’s restaurants, famous for its celebrity guest list, renowned menus, signature dishes and Bermuda’s most lavish Sunday brunch. Live piano music in the evening and the most extensive wine cellar on island for discerning connoisseurs, regularly re-stocked from Sotheby’s. Everything about Fourways is geared towards making your dining experience second to none. We are the most elegant gourmet restaurant focused on the total satisfaction of our guests. As a Four Diamond establishment with many local accolades, we are proud to be winners of awards such as ‘The Best Chef’, ‘The Most Attentive Staff’ and ‘The Most Overindulgent Brunch’. Fourways Inn

food & drink Restaurant in Paget offers you sophisticated seclusion and Old World charm.  Mr. Andreas Detzer (Manager), Mr. Tommy Poh (Executive Chef), Mr. Alex Rech (Maître d’), and the rest of the team hope to see you soon! Middle Road, Paget. Tel. 236-6517 info@fourways.bm Dinner $$$$

Hog Penny Restaurant and Pub

 The Hog Penny is Hamilton’s oldest licensed establishment, having been in business since 1957 and interestingly is the original inspiration for the Cheers pub in Boston. Authentic is not a word used lightly at Hog Penny, and our 50-plus year history gives us a delightful patina of age that you just can’t replicate. Our record has been hard earned!
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flock here”, and as Gourmet wrote, this great institution is hard to beat for a truly authentic experience.
Featuring great cuts of beef, genuine Indian curries, to-die-for hearty pub style comfort food that has won countless ‘Best of Bermuda’ awards, and having been featured on The Food Network’s ‘$40 A Day’, the Hog Penny has and continues to be a favourite spot in Bermuda for generations of locals and visitors alike! 
5 Burnaby Hill (Just up from Front Street) Hamilton.

Tel. 292-2534 Fax 292-8354  www.hogpennypub.com Lunch $$, Dinner $$

Victoria Grill The Victoria Grill is an upscale-casual restaurant, quick service café, and cocktail bar, located at the centre of Hamilton, at 29 Victoria Street. Bespoke sophistication and urban chic exude from every each of the three distinct segments that make up the whole VICTORIA GRILL experience: Java Jive is a quick service gourmet café featuring take away specialty coffees, fresh baked goods, unique breakfast items,

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The spacious Victoria Grill is a happening spot in the heart of the city.

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and lunches to go, served by 2011 Best of Bermuda awarded customer service.  Enjoy your cappuccino and Breakfast Sausage Cheddar & Egg Muffin, North Rock Chicken Wrap or Tuna Melt Panini while seated on our elevated street level patio, shaded by large awnings, and watch the hustle and bustle of Victoria Street, Hamilton’s growing financial and legal district. Rumba°r features a 25-seat onyx stone bar and cocktail tables setting a delightful scene indoors.  A covered outdoor lounge and below street courtyard beckons, with low tables and upholstered chairs and banquettes. Retractable roofing can be quickly deployed to cover the courtyard. Rumba°r is a perfect destination for small and large gatherings of friends, associates or business colleagues from 2 to 200. Our full menu includes delicious Kobe beef burgers, fresh crisp salads, steaks and fish entrees, and of course a wide selection of appetizers.   Reserve the total privacy of the V.I.P. Room which, with a flick of a switch, is converted from see through glass to opaque seclusion for that privately staffed business lunch or dinner for up to 12. Victoria Grill.  The perfect place for that important business lunch or power dinner, gatherings of friends, or simply to enjoy an intimate dining experience for two. With a mix of private tables or upholstered booths in the inside dining room, and cushioned wicker armchairs and tables overlooking the below street courtyard on our outdoor verandah, Victoria Grill is in the very heart of Hamilton surrounded by sleek offices of International and Local Companies.   The feeling is of a classic city bistro, with numerous wines available by the glass Victoria Grill can seat 50 guests inside and 50 outside. With lots of street parking, Victoria Grill is open for Lunch on Monday to Friday, and dinner seven nights a week. 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Tel. 296-5050 www.irg.bm Java Jive $, Rumbar $$, Victoria Grill $$-$$$


in the news

Bets back on? We know it irks some of you — not being able to use your cruise ship’s casino while in port here. The policy’s intent was to encourage you Kevin Sheehan to seek out local entertainment and spend your dollars on-island. But lawmakers look set to give it a re-think. Several cruise lines have cut back their Bermuda itineraries, in part because closed casinos stem revenue flow. The CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines, Kevin Sheehan, told the Bermuda Sun newspaper he was “keeping his fingers crossed” that passengers would soon be able to enjoy gaming while in port here. Now the Bermuda Government has hinted at a plan to allow the casinos to open 10pm-5am. Norwegian will launch its newest and biggest ship, Breakaway, in Bermuda next year. It holds 4,000 passengers and will sail to the island 22 times from New York in 2013.

Map it out Not every visitor to the city ventures far beyond our main drag, Front Street, but if you head east there are shops and eateries waiting to be explored.

Though parts of North East Hamilton are a little rough at the edges, a lot of effort is being made to boost the area’s profile. A new, pocket-sized map and directory of more than 200 businesses is now widely available in hotels and other tourist spots. Grab the map and take a first visit during the day, with pals; you might feel you’ve discovered a whole new Bermuda.

Diner’s demise The Green Lantern has been doused. After 70 years, the iconic diner on Serpentine Road closed its doors, victim of the economic slump. Regular visitors will remember its juicy burgers, fish ‘n’ chips and the signature coconut custard pie. We wish owner Andre Woods well in these uncertain times. n bermuda.com guide 41


RENDEZVOUS ACTIVITIES LOTS TO SEE AND DO.

WHILE VISITING BERMUDA EXPERIENCE OUR WONDERFUL CULTURE THROUGH OUR DAILY ACTIVITIES STARTING FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2011 UNTIL MARCH 31, 2012. MOST LISTED ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, SEE RENDEZVOUS BROCHURE FOR FULL DETAILS AND PRICES.

MON DAY VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT Southampton* Port Royal Golf Course ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974

THE BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES TOUR Ferry Road, St. George’s 10:00 a.m. ~ No tour Dec 28, 2011 & Jan 4, 2012

GUIDED WALKING TOUR City of Hamilton 10:00 a.m. ~ Departs Bermuda National Library’s verandah on Queen Street; ends at Fort Hamilton ~ No tour on Dec 26, 2011 & Jan 2, 2012

HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS Verdmont, Smith’s* and Tucker House, Town of St. George* 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Verdmont 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tucker House ~ Admissions to both required

SESSIONS HOUSE TOUR City of Hamilton 11:00 a.m. ~ Meet at the door for a 45-min tour ~ No tour on Dec 26, 2011 & Jan 2, 2012

OLD TOWN TOUR & HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT Town of St. George 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities

SKIRLING CEREMONY City of Hamilton 12 noon ~ Fort Hamilton ~ No Ceremony on Dec 26, 2011 & Jan 2, 2012

T U E SDAY BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. ~ Meet at Berry Hill entrance near Botanical Gardens Visitor’s Centre 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit ‘Camden’ BERMUDA GOMBEY REVUE City of Hamilton 4:00 p.m. ~ No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front St. ~ No event on Dec 6 & 13, 2011

W E DN E SDAY VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT Devonshire* Ocean View Golf Course ~ Book your tee-off time early, 295-9093 FORT ST. CATHERINE St. George’s* 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Reduced admission on Wednesdays. ~ No openings on Dec 26 & 27, 2011

BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. ~ Meet at Berry Hill entrance near Botanical Gardens Visitor’s Centre CHIT CHAT Royal Naval Dockyard* 10:00 a.m. ~ Dolphin Quest in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required BERMUDA COOKERY DEMONSTRATION City of Hamilton 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front St. ~ No demo on Nov 30 & Dec 7, 2011

T H U R SDAY VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT Southampton* Port Royal Golf Course ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974 WALK & SLIDE SHOW Somerset 10:00 a.m. Learn history & architecture 11:15 a.m. 20-minute slide show ~ Departs Somerset Country Squire restaurant


BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO CURATOR’S TOUR North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish* 1:00 p.m. ~ Maximum 12 people; first-come, first-served ~ Admission to BAMZ is required, children under 5 free HANDS ON CRAFT R.N. Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Bermuda Craft Market DISCOVERING THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. The development of the Dockyard ~ Meet in front of the Cooperage on Maritime Lane 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Meet in Victualling Yard for microbrewery tour

F R I DAY BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. ~ Meet at Berry Hill entrance near Botanical Gardens Visitor’s Centre 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit ‘Camden’

SAT U R DAY HISTORICAL HOUSE TOUR Water Street, Town of St. George* 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tucker House ~ Admission required. OLD TOWN TOUR & HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT Town of St. George 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities DOLPHIN SHOW Royal Naval Dockyard* 1:00 p.m. Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required.

SU N DAY ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD TOUR 11:30 a.m. ~ Meet at the Anchor Fountain outside Clocktower building ~ Approximately 1 hour long ~ No tour on Dec 25, 2011 DOLPHIN SHOW R.N. Dockyard* 1:00 p.m. ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. ~ No show on Dec 25, 2011 HANDS ON CRAFT R.N. Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Bermuda Craft Market

TASTE OF BERMUDA CALYPSO SUNDAYS Royal Naval Dockyard 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. ~ Bermuda Craft Market A WALK ON THE RAILWAY TRAIL TO THE HERBAL GARDENS Paget 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Tour begins at Railway Trail entrance, South Road in Paget ~ No tour Dec 18 & 25, 2011 and Jan 1, 2012

DA I LY MADE IN BERMUDA: DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS & THE BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY Royal Naval Dockyard ~ Open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Glassworks demos Mon – Fri and Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Closed Dec 25, 2011 & Jan 1, 2012 BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish* See Thursday for Curator’s Tour ~ Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:00 p.m.) ~ Closed December 25, 2011 ~ Admission to BAMZ is required, children under 5 years free

FORT ST. CATHERINE St. George’s* See Wednesday for reduced admission day ~ Open: Mon – Fri, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. ~ Closed Dec 26 & 27, 2011 ~ Regular admission on Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri ~ 75% wheelchair accessible, including restrooms TALKING ABOUT BERMUDA A FREE lecture series featuring a variety of topics. All lectures held on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Full schedule included in the Bermuda Rendezvous Activities brochure. RESOURCES FOR ENQUIRIES: • Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 292-1681 • Department of Tourism, 292-0023 • Visitor Information Centres: City of Hamilton, 295-1480 Town of St. George, 297-1423 Royal Naval Dockyard, 238-4842 NOTE: Some activities may not be available due to a public holiday. Refer to the brochure for full details. * Indicates a fee or admission is required. Information correct at press time, November 2011 and is subject to change without notice.


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Make the most of marvellous March n Celebrate the Night March 3 The Family Centre fundraising night. Music, dancing, piano bar, food, raffles and standup comedians. Fourways Inn, 7-11:30pm. Tickets $50, from Café 4, La Trattoria, Fourways Inn or the Family Centre.

n Gourmet pizza and wine pairing March 3 Hosted by Tribe Road Kitchen & Discovery Wines. Tribe Road Kitchen, Hamilton, 6-8pm. Reservations $60, tel. 296-9463. Photo supplied

Will you fall under the spell of Damian the Hypnotist? His show is on March 3.

events n Race Night March 2 Flanagan’s Onions FC hosts Race Night at Outback Sports Bar. First race 7:30pm. Charity fundraiser. Entry $10, tickets from darragh.odonoghue@citi.com

n Reiki (meditation) March 3 Reiki Level One Workshop. Cambridge Beaches, 9am-6pm, $295. To register contact Bianca at 300-0505 or e-mail bkomansky@yahoo.com

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n Hypnotist March 3 The Hilarious Comedy of Damian the Hypnotist. Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, CedarBridge Academy, 6pm. Tickets $50, from www.bdatix.bm, All Wrapped Up, Fabulous Fashions or Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle. Adults only.

n Tennis tournament March 8-11 20th Annual Open Calcutta Tennis Tournament for players of all abilities. Cocktail party and auction, ladies’, mens’ and mixed doubles. Coral Beach and Tennis Club. See www.bnt.bm or tel. 236-2233.

n Swimming challenge March 9 The Sandys 360 2nd Annual Wet ‘n’ Wild Corporate & Community Challenge. 12 hours of water activities for the family. Email info@sandys360.bm or mbassett@ sandys360.bm for corporate entries.


Newlyweds visit Moon Gates for good luck Compiled by Amanda Dale. Listings are subject to change. For the latest, use the numbers provided/websites or visit www. bermuda.com. To submit a listing, e-mail Amanda Dale: adale@bermudasun.bm or call her on 278-1854

n Island Challenge March 10 Teams of four run, walk or jog the Bermuda Regiment’s assault course, for charity. Go to www.premiertickets.bm, complete entry form at www.islandchallenge.org, or pay fee at Sportseller, Washington Mall.

n Living Art Show March 10 Tattoo models and artists, extreme hair styling, body painting, fashion, live entertainment. Washington Mall (behind the Beluga Bar), 6:30pm-12am. Tickets $25, adults only, from www.bdatix.bm.

n Fight Night XIV: Fists of Fury March 10 WBA Championship Title Bout between Bermuda’s own Teresa Perozzi and April Ward. Also Sanshau bouts vs. Canadian fighters plus amateur boxing. Berkeley Institute, 6pm, fights from 7pm. Tickets $65 or $120 for VIP/open bar, from www.ptix.bm, International Sports Shop and Pro Shop. Tel. 504-4734 or e-mail TRFC@logic.bm

n Comedy & Magic March 11 Canadians Matthew DiSero and Johnny Toronto perform comedy, magic and unicycling. Bermuda’s own Smooth Lew performs magic and Gary Robinson shows balloon art. Ruth Seaton James Centre, CedarBridge Academy, 4:30pm. Tickets $30 from www.bdatix.bm. See www. bermudamagic.com

n Concert March 13 Harvard in Hamilton for Habitat VI. Free concert featuring the Harvard Krokodiloes,

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the Radcliffe Pitches, the Harvard Din & Tonics and the Bermuda Institute’s septet En Harmony. Anglican Cathedral, 12:151:15pm. Donations welcome.

n Theatre March 14-16 HPT 164: There Will Be Flood. Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals returns in this tale of a flood that threatens to destroy the world. City Hall Theatre, 8pm. Tickets $20 from www.bdatix.bm

n College Week Reunion March 15-18 Events include cocktails, a dinner party, boat cruise, and a BBQ dinner and beach party featuring Billy J Kramer and Band Bad To Me, Trains and Boats and Planes, and Little Children. Various venues, three-day pass $199. Tickets from www.bdatix.bm

n Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) March 16-22 More than 50 films will be screened from around the world. Presentations and lunchtime panel discussions by filmmakers, plus parties. Tickets go on sale March 7. Check the Bermuda Sun for the latest listings. Tel. 293-3456 or go to www.biff.bm

n Beach Art Festival March 24-25 Featuring world champion Sam Dougados of France. March 24: Beach art at Chaplin Bay, Church Bay, Elbow Beach, Jobson’s Cove and Horseshoe Bay, 12:30-3:30pm; yoga at Elbow Beach, John Smith’s Bay, Horseshoe Bay and St Catherine’s Beach, 3:30-4:30pm; plus kite surfing, windsurfing paddleboard demonstrations, 3-5:30pm. Free. March 25: Awards presentation, Horseshoe Bay, 12-2pm, plus photo exhibits and boules with l’Alliance Francaise des Bermudes.

n Family fun day March 31 St George’s Foundation holds its annual

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Tourism developed in Victorian times,

Spring Family Fun Day and Spring Raffle Draw, World Heritage Centre, Penno’s Wharf, 12-6pm. Go to www.stgeorgesfoundation.org

n Faust March 31 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Gounod’s Faust. Director Des McAnuff, stars Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya and Rene Pape. Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 5-8:30pm. Tickets www. premierticketsglobal.com

n The People’s Market Saturdays Market featuring food, vegetables, clothing vendors, Bermudian crafts, baked goods, jewellery and entertainment. CedarBridge Academy, 9am-4pm. Free. Tel. 735-2215.

n Golf Mondays and Thursdays Visitors’ Golf Tournament, Port Royal Golf Course, 9am-12pm. $110 for 18 holes, including cart, $25 for club rentals. Book in advance at 234-0974. Wednesdays At Ocean View Golf Course, book your teeoff time. Tel. 295-9093.

n Bermuda cuisine Wednesdays Cookery demonstration, 2:30-4pm, No 6 Passenger Terminal, Hamilton. Free.

n Walk and slideshow Thursdays Somerset’s history, architecture, plants. Somerset Country Squire, 10-11.30am. Free.

n Fairmont Hamilton Princess wine and dining Martini Mondays — mixologists create a specialty martini at Heritage Court. Oysters & Chablis — Heritage Court, Thursdays, from 5pm. Sunday Brunch — Harley’s Restaurant and Harbour Terrace, Sundays, 12pm-3:30pm. Afternoon Tea — served daily at Heritage

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Court, 2:30-5pm. Tel. 295-3000. www.fairmont.com/hamilton

n Skirling Ceremony Mondays Kilted pipers, drummers and dancers perform. Fort Hamilton, 12 noon. Free.

n Gombey Revue Tuesdays Bermuda’s colourful Gombeys in action, No 6 Passenger Terminal, Hamilton, 4pm. Free.

n Book Babies Thursdays and Saturdays For ages six months to three years. 
Bermuda National Youth Library, Church Street, 9:30-10am. Tel: 295-3104, e-mail library@gov.bm

n Animal storytelling Fridays Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Ages 2-4 at 11:15am, 5-7 at 4:15pm. Free. Tel. 293-2727, e-mail info.bzs@gov.bm

n Fun with Kids Wednesdays and Saturdays Painting, glitter, songs for children underfour, with adult. Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, 10-11am. $7 members, $10 non-members. Tel. 236-2950.

n Storytime Saturdays For ages three and up. Bermuda National Youth Library, Church Street, 10:30am, free. Tel. 295-3104, e-mail library@gov.bm

n Bermuda Perfumery Mon-Sat Founded in 1928. At Queen Street, St. George’s, 10am-4pm. Tel. 2930627.
www.lilibermuda.com

tours n Bermuda National Gallery Fine Arts Tour Thursdays Tour the national art collection with a guide. 10:30-11:30am. Free. Tel. 295-9428.


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when we catered to a wealthy US elite n City of Hamilton

n Royal Naval Dockyard

Mondays Tour the capital, 10am, from the Bermuda National Library to Fort Hamilton. Free.

Thursdays and Sundays Discover how the dockyard developed, Thursdays, 2pm: Meet at the Cooperage. Microbrewery tour, 3:20pm, at the Victualling Yard. Free. Sundays, 11:30am: Meet at Anchor Fountain

n Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Tuesdays 2pm guided tou. Adults $12.50, seniors $10, children aged 6-17 $6.50, children under-six go free. For more information go to www.buei.org

n Railway Trail Sundays Tour to the Herbal Gardens, 2-4pm. Meet at the Railway Trail entrance, South Road, Paget (next to Harmony Club). Free.

n St George’s

n Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Wednesdays and Saturdays Guides Gillian Outerbridge and Connie Dey share key moments in history on this tour. Meet at the Town Hall, King’s Square, 10:30am. Free.  

n St Peter’s Church tours Mondays to Saturdays Built from Bermuda Cedar in 1612, St Peter’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in continuous use outside Britain. 10am-4pm, free. Sunday Worship 11:15am. St Peter’s Church, York Street, St George’s.

Thursdays The Curator’s Tour, 1pm, maximum 12 people. BAMZ, Flatts Village, 
Hamilton Parish. Adults $10, children and seniors $5, under-fives go free. 
Tel. 293-2727, www.bamz.org

n Walking Club of Bermuda Sundays March 4: Albouy’s Point, Hamilton March 11: Fort Scaur, Scaur Hill, Somerset

Bus Schedule

Route Fare Leaving Hamilton’s Central Number Zone Bus Terminal (time past the hour)

Airport Aquarium Belmont Hotel Botanical Gardens Caves (Crystal and Leamington) Dockyard Elbow Beach Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Grotto Bay Hotel Horseshoe Bay Beach Hospital Mangrove Bay (Somerset) National Museum of Bermuda Bermuda Perfumery John Smith’s Bay Beach Fairmont Southampton Resort Town of St. George

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Our Botanical Gardens opened in 1898

March 18: A-1 grocery, Valley Road, Paget March 25: Chaplin Bay, Warwick All walks free, meet at 7am. Tel. 737-0437 or see www.walk.free.bm

n Sessions House Tour Mondays Tour our Parliament and Supreme Court, 11am. Free. Corner of Parliament and Church Streets, Hamilton. Tel. 292-7408.

n Bermuda Institute
of Ocean Sciences Tour Wednesdays Labs and research vessels of marine research centre, 10am. Free. Biological Lane, Ferry Reach, St. George’s. Tel. 297-1880. E-mail info@bios.edu.  www.bios.edu

n Carter House Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 
Fridays, Saturdays 17th century house detailing history of St. David’s Island. Southside Road, St David’s. $2, call before visit. Tel. 293-5960.

arts n ACE Gallery

n Bermuda Society of Arts From March 23 Members’ Spring Show 2012, Art & Me, The Island of My Eye by Karen Phillips-Curran, Everything But The Kitchen Sink by Nahed Eid. Further exhibitions TBA. Free. Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 10am2pm. City Hall, Church Street, Hamilton. Tel. 292-3824. www.bsoa.bm.

n Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art A Wonderful World of Watercolour, A Rock and An Ocean — artwork from the permanent collection to celebrate Masterworks’ 25th anniversary (see pages 6-8). March 2-14: Between Friends: 65 Years of Bermudian-American Diplomatic Relations. Photographic exhibit. Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm, $5 admission. Botanical Gardens, Paget. Tel. 236-2950. E-mail: mworks@logic.bm   www.bermudamasterworks.com

n Wither The Fates: Bermuda’s Beginnings

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Until March 9: Robert Bassett presents Holding Firm. ACE Building, 17 Woodbourne Avenue, Hamilton. Admission 11am-2pm. Free. Call 295-5200.

17th century Bermuda artifacts at the World Heritage Centre, Water Street, St. George’s. Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, $5 adults, $2 children. Tel. 297-5791. www.stgeorgesfoundation.org

n Bermuda National Gallery

n Bermuda Arts Centre

Bearing Witness. Work by Richard Clive Saunders. Out & Bad. Work by Ebony G Patterson. New Acquisition Highlights, 2007-11. Work by Carl Broemel, Bessie Gray, Kathy Harriott, Donald Kirkpatrick, Bill Ming, Chesley Trott and Henry Liam Ward. Re-Interpreting the European Collection. Work by artists including James Cooper, Louisa Flannery, Charlie Godet Thomas, Titus Kaphar, Sunell Lombard, Lynn Morrell, Alan C Smith and Sharon Wilson. Free. Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, 10am-2pm. City Hall, Church Street, Hamilton. Tel. 295-9428. www.bng.bm

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Exhibits by local artists. Free. Monday to Sunday, 11am-4pm. Dockyard. Tel. 234-2809. E-mail: artcentre@ibl.bm. www.artbermuda.bm

n Common Ground Café Works by local artists. Monday to Friday, 7:30am-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm. Chancery Lane, Hamilton. Contact Susan Pearson. Tel. 505-4290. E-mail SPArt@ logic.bm

n Crisson & Hind Art Gallery Hand-carved sculptures from Zimbabwe. Free. 71 Front St, Hamilton. Tel. 295-1117. www.crissonandhind.com


January 16 – March 3, 2012

Couples’ Golf Tournament

Shopping in the City

Mondays & Thursdays 8:30 am – 12 noon

fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

PorT royal Golf Course, souThaMPTon

fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (MeeT aT The flaGPole)

Afternoon Affair

fridays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Champagne and Strawberries

Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MasTerworks MuseuM of BerMuda arT, BoTaniCal Gardens, PaGeT

Love Train City Tour

wednesdays 11:00 am – 12 noon fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (MeeT aT The flaGPole)

Dockyard Glassworks

Demonstration and Free Gift

Thursdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm MariTiMe lane, royal naval doCkyard

Love Cruise

fronT sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon (alBuoy’s PoinT)

Feel the Love Fridays

fridays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BerMuda naTional Gallery, CiTy hall & arTs CenTre, ChurCh sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon

SalsaMania Latin Night Out

fridays 8:30 pm – 12 midnight viCToria Grill, 29 viCToria sTreeT, CiTy of haMilTon

Love Tales Walking Tour

saTurdays 10:30 am - 11:45 am Town hall, Town of sT. GeorGe

All listed activities are free and no reservations required, with the exception of the Couples’ Golf Tournament. Outdoor events are weather dependent; call to confirm, 292-0023.

Enjoy special offers and exciting activities that will inspire romance and have you Feeling the Love in Bermuda.


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Reflecting on the past US Presidents in Bermuda: A special exhibition Shopping, sightseeing, dining, culture

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