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Warm hearts and meals. Please give this holiday season by making a donation to Meals on Wheels. The 7th Annual Capital G ‘Holiday Giving Back’ Programme.

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At Capital G we are dedicated to improving the lives of all of Bermuda’s residents. We are proud to support Meals on Wheels this holiday season. When you make a donation to the Capital G ‘Holiday Giving Back’ Programme, we will match your valued donations up to a capped amount.

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Deposit at a Capital G no-wait deposit box located at 19 Reid Street or Paget Plaza

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Contribute online - visit www.capital-g.com for donation details

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Donate $5 at Gibbons Company Charity Shopping Day on Friday 6th December and receive 20% off regularly priced merchandise

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Donate $5 at the Burrows Lightbourn Front Street store on Give Back Fridays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th December and receive 10% off regularly priced merchandise (discount can be used at all Burrows stores)

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Deposit with a Capital G Teller at either of our branches located at 19 Reid Street or Paget Plaza

Donate before 4:00pm on Tuesday 31st December. To learn more or donate contact us today: Capital G ‘Holiday Giving Back’ Programme giveback@capitalg.bm 441.294.5194 Head Office: 19 Reid Street, Hamilton HM11 Paget Plaza: 161 South Road, Paget DV04

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ALIGHT: Come out and watch the lighting of the tree this evening, Friday, November 29, outside of City Hall.

The City of Hamilton comes alive during the holdiay season Page 2 Plan your shopping list now to remain debt-free this holiday Page 3 Give the gift of charity this year instead of gifts Page 4 & 5 Delicious treats make perfect presents Page 6 Make this yummy bark recipe and give it as a gift Page 7 Fight the bulge before the new year’s resolutions Page 8 Sign up for Digicel packages this Christmas and save big Page 8 Gorham’s Express can help you bring in Christmas gifts Page 9 St George’s store sells traditional crafts Page 9 Lots of deals at Oleander Cycle for the holidays Page 10 Gibbons Company is packed with great deals on toys Page 11 Plenty of holiday cheer in the West End Page 13 There’s so much to discover in the Olde Towne Page 14 & 15 Gifts for cooks Page 16 Gifts for the home entertainer / Gifts for the home Page 17 Gifts for pets Pages 18 Gifts for men Pages 19 Gifts for cyclists / Gifts for gardeners Page 20 Gifts for women Page 21 Gifts for children Page 22 & 23 Gifts for techies / Gifts for adults only Page 24

A wonderful time of year Bermuda Sun 19 Elliott Street, Hamilton, Bermuda HM 10 Tel 295-3902 Fax 292-5597 E-mail feedback@bermudasun.bm This special supplement is produced and published by Bermuda Sun Limited and printed in Bermuda by Island Press Limited.

Publisher Randy French President Lisa Beauchamp Editorial Robyn Bardgett Layout Robyn Bardgett Advertising Sales Carlita Burgess (Deputy Advertising Manager) Larissa French, Diane Gilbert, Claire James Creative Services Christina White, Colby Medeiros, Calae Steede Circulation & Distribution Michelle Furbert

The Bermuda Sun publishes twice weekly and is a subsidiary of MediaHouse Limited. We are members of the Inland Press Association, International Newspaper Marketing Association and the Newspaper Association of America. We are located at: 19 Elliott Street, Hamilton HM 10; P.O. Box HM 1241, Hamilton HM FX Tel: 295-3902 Fax: 292-5597. Visit our website: www.bermudasun.bm

BY ROBYN BARDGETT rbardgett@bermudasun.bm

From east to west the island is gearing up for the holiday season. Whether cooking up a storm for friends or family, or making sure that Santa will bring the perfect gift, it’s no wonder it’s considered the most wonderful time of the year.

Island-wide

We’ve scoured the island –– from the smallest boutiques in St George’s to the homemade wares found in Dockyard, and every where in between, to make sure we’ve filled the pages of our Holiday Spirit Gift Guide with helpful ideas to

make this the best Christmas ever. Turn to our Gift Guide at the end of this supplement to find a variety of ideas for everyone in the family –– from tots to pets, we’ve got you covered. And, we would be remiss if we didn’t feature something delicious for you to whip up to give as a gift or to indulge in on those cold winter days. Check out some of the ideas from Lindo’s on how to package your baked goods up to make the perfect gift. We also have some tips from The Athletic Club on ways to beat the bulge before the new year’s resolutions start to roll in.

Giving

We also have made sure to recognize the reason for the season by highlighting the needs of those less fortunate. Take a look at our special section with the Centre on Philanthropy to see what you can do to make this a special Christmas for those in need. This time of year can be tough for those who are struggling to make ends meet, so let’s take the time this year to remember to give back and instill that sense of charity and giving in our children. But most of all, have a safe and happy holiday! n


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Plenty of events to get into the Christmas spirit treatment this year. “One of the great things about the lights we have right now is that they are LED,” explained Ms Trott. “That saves us a lot on power costs as they are energy efficient. The lights help to add a festive spirit to the City.”

BY ROBYN BARDGETT rbardgett@bermudasun.bm

The doors to shops will be flung wide open this evening in hopes of enticing locals to start making their holiday purchases. The City of Hamilton has been gearing up for the past month to get the City sparkling in time for Christmas. And tonight is the beginning of the holiday celebrations with the lighting of the tree in front of City Hall and a visit from the man in red himself – Santa Claus. “Tonight we will begin with the lighting of the tree outside of City Hall, which really signifies the start of the holiday season,” said Danilee Trott, Corporation of Hamilton events project manager. The tree lighting takes place at 5.30pm and will also include a special appearance by soloist Sia Spence and there will be hot chocolate and baked goods available. The tree lighting is in aid of the Friends of Hospice charity, which co-hosts the event. “The Tree of Lights symbolizes the people we have loved and lost over the years,” said a Friends of Hospice spokesman. “It’s a great opportunity for people to get together and get into the holiday spirit and give back to a good cause.”

Window display

The next four Fridays shops will be open late just in time for locals to get geared up for all of their holiday shopping. This year the City has also partnered up with the Chamber of Commerce and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation to make some exciting changes to the events leading up to Christmas. “November 29 will also mark the start of the

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GOOD CHEER: Children wait for the arrival of Santa Claus during the Tree of Lights event on the steps of City Hall. window display competition we are running,” Ms Trott explained. “Shoppers will know the shops that are entered into the competition by looking for a sticker in the window of the shops. People are then encouraged to head to our Facebook page where all of the shops that have entered the competition will be displayed and people can vote for their favourite window display. People can also place their votes by paper ballots. We will have little elves going around

during late night shopping.” Shops have been tasked with designing their windows with the hope to encourage people to spend their hard earned dollars in Bermuda, said Ms Trott. The winning shop will receive some exciting prizes including a $500 gift voucher from Belco, a gift voucher from Bermuda Cablevision for cable television or Internet access and a full-page ad to be placed in the Bermuda Sun. “We want to get the

message out to encourage people to spend their Christmas dollars here by getting people into the City to check out the window displays and vote for their favourite. This is a strictly public vote so there will be no judges involved, so the winner will be the public’s favourite.” Other exciting events that will make the City more festive will include entertainment during late night shopping. The line up is set to include the Bermuda

Regiment, school and church choirs and Christmas music will be heard through the streets every night of late night shopping. “Parents can bring their kids and the atmosphere will be a fun, festive atmosphere. People can look forward to some wonderful activities,” said Ms Trott. Of course the streets will also be alight with Christmas lights, and areas that aren’t usually decorated, including the area near Masters will get the star

Another great place to find unique Christmas gifts, as well as stock up on all the delicious produce needed for your holiday meals, is the City Market. The Market takes place every Saturday from midNovember until June from 8am until 1pm and has moved to the newly refurbished Pier Six Hamilton Waterfront Complex. Fresh veggies, jewellery, home baked goods, Bermuda books and knitwear can all be scooped up at the City Market. Other exciting City activities set to take place in the run up to Christmas include the Santa Claus Parade taking place on December 1 from 5.30 pm. On December 7, Hamilton Harbour will see the return of the Christmas Boat Parade, which begins at 6.30pm from outside of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. The course will see the boats, lit up in all their finery, motor along Front Street and circle around past White’s Island. Boats can still be entered up until noon on Friday, December 6. n

FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Boat Parade and how to sign up, visit www. bermudaboatparade.bm VISIT THE City of Hamilotn’s Facebook page to get up to date information about events taking place in the City and the evenings of late night shopping. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/CityofHamiltonBDA.


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Plan out your shopping for a debt-free holiday ‘Tis the season and it is very encouraging to see that local stores have quite a lot of great deals and discounts already, and I suspect that it will only get better. There is a good selection of products here on island at very competitive prices and armed with a good plan, a sensible budget and time on your hands we can all have a wonderful and affordable Christmas. Here are few tips to help.

HONEY ADAMS BELL

Make a list and a budget

Do your list now and determine what this holiday season is going to cost you and your family. Cost out everything and budget your spending for this month and next in preparation for the holidays. However, be very careful that you do not start spending more than you can afford. A good way to stick to an affordable budget is to have a concise list of everything you need. Do a breakdown of what you need for the holidays and next to each item and name on your list write the dollar amount you can afford to spend. Add it all up; can you afford all of this without going into debt? Gift giving is probably the one area where the budget is most flexible so do not be afraid to cut back on how many gifts you give. While you are making your list and putting together your budget create an “unnecessary” list –– things you really do not need to purchase, people you do not necessarily have to get a gift and anything you can do without, including food. Be very realistic and ask yourself “how will I pay for it?” Spend only what you can afford, you will not regret it, but you will regret overspending and spending next year paying for that one day in December.

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Look for deals now

There are lots of sales going on and even items that are not on sale may be cheaper to buy locally. If you are considering shopping abroad or ordering off the Internet, carefully factor in all of the additional costs –– taxes, duty, shipping etc. Another great way to get nice things at a good price is to buy gently used items. Do not be afraid to purchase secondhand items as a gift, you can get items that appeal to the recipient’s taste for a fraction of the cost. For example, most gardeners will be

happy to receive pretty, decorative plant pots and people that entertain outside a lot are usually happy to receive used outdoor furniture, grills, hammocks and the like that are in good condition. Now is also a good time to start looking for good deals on your food needs as well. Have a list of what food you will need for the holidays and start stocking up, but only on what you need and can afford. Be sure that you are fully aware of all exchange, return and refund policies before you buy anything, especially if it is on sale.

Avoid buying on credit

Don’t rely on credit to have a good Christmas. Save money by spending only what you can afford without using your credit card. When you calculate the cost of everything on your list if you can’t afford to spend that much cash, trim the list. Do you really want to still be paying credit card bills in March for items you bought in December? Remember, it’s not wise to buy this year’s Christmas presents with next year’s money.

Gift cards

If you are considering getting gift cards or certificates as gifts be sure to choose a business that the recipient frequents or really wished they could if she had the extra cash. Don’t purchase a gift card from a store that doesn’t cater to his or her taste. Before you purchase a gift card or gift certificate, read the fine print very carefully. If you don’t like the terms and conditions, buy it elsewhere and make sure to check the expiration date and share that information with the recipient. Lastly, it is a good idea to shop locally as much as we can. While it is not always possible to get everything you need locally, there are many good deals to get in our local stores and we all can benefit. The money stays in our community –– we are investing in each other. At Consumer Affairs, we offer advice to consumers, businesses and other organizations. Before contacting us we recommend that you first visit our website, www.ca.gov.bm and read the relevant advice. If you are unable to find the information you require on our website please email us at consumers@gov.bm. n

HONEY ADAMS BELL is the education officer for Consumer Affairs.

Give the gift of donations Many people are struggling right now so it’s important that we not forget those less fortunate during the holiday season. With huge wish lists and a constant stream of cash donations needed to keep a charity afloat, there is no better time than around Christmas to offer up your time, money or donations to give the charities on the Island, who touch so many lives, a helping hand. One easy way to help out is by offering up your time. Charities are always looking for extra help, especially during this busy period. Another fun idea is to pool together resources either through a family, with friends or along with co-workers and donate money or goods to a charity instead of a gift exchange. This is an especially good idea for those hard to buy on your list. They may have a favourite charity you can donate to in their name. The Centre on Philanthropy has put

‘Spend only what you can afford, you will not regret it, but will regret overspending and spending next year paying for that one day in December.’

together a list of needs for the Island charities to help make giving a little easier.

TURN TO page 4 to see the Centre on Philanthropy’s charity wishlist.

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JOYFUL: Have fun shopping for family and friends this holiday but make sure you don’t put yourself into debt.


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THE BERMUDA SLOOP FOUNDATION (SPIRIT OF BERMUDA)

Christmas Wish List 3 Replacement Sails - $33,700 43 Foul Weather Gear (Grundens Petras) - $7,300 Fenders and dock lines - $800 Phone system - $3,500 Used 2-seater golf cart with flatbed 14ft. Inflatable Dinghy - $4,500 Navigation System Monitor - $2,000

Used Light Truck Sponsor projects at our Dockyard Facility - $3,000 30 Below Deck Cushion Covers - $7,000 LED sailing lights - $1,000 Audio Visual System - $7,500 Sponsor to re-varnish ships wheel and helm - $2,500 Mac Laptop - $1,500 PC Compatible Server

SUMMERHAVEN

Summerhaven is an assisted living residential home that provides the opportunity for people with disabilities to live in the community rather than in confining and regimented institutions. Summerhaven consists of 16 studio apartments and one 3 bedroom cottage therefore the residents would greatly appreciate donation of everyday items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, and dish washing liquid. Items may be dropped off directly to Summerhaven located in Smith Parish or call 293-2099 for pick up. THANK YOU AND WE WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE

Our Small Works Show (Nov. 24 - January 10) offers a wide variety of Local Art in all medium. Great prices and perfect sizes! Our Gift Shop offers only locally made items - pottery, bags, jewellery, prints, cards, candles, cedar gifts, ceramics, calendars, pens, and unique treasures. We pride ourselves with offering Bermudian Art, Heritage and handmade items. The Bermuda Arts Centre is open every day 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tel 234 2809 Email: artcentre@logic.bm

THE BERMUDA SENIOR ISLANDERS’ CENTRE

Meals Appeal: The Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre, Admiralty House, is a compliant registered charity; which coordinates community service to senior islanders is looking for corporate sponsorship of its meals programme. Just 5-10 minutes from Hamilton, a corporate sponsor has an opportunity to bring 6-8 volunteers to Admiralty House Park the third Thursday of the month to delight and serve 50-60 elders a full course fish and wedge potato meal for less than $1,200.00. Patrons can complete their community giving within 3 hours and get back to their offices in Hamilton by mid afternoon. Email seniorislanders@logic.bm or call us 295-9094. See our website www. seniorislanders.bm

TOMORROW’S VOICES

Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre, which provides therapeutic services to children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities are looking for the generosity of the community this Holiday Season. The donation of an exterior Swing Set or Trampoline would be perfect for our clients to enjoy our outside area while learning and exercising their gross motor skills. We are also looking for donated toys including: WII Games, Wooden Blocks, Large Foam Blocks, Puzzles and Wooden Train Tracks. All donated toys will go a long way in providing our children with skills that will enrich their lives in the future. Visit www.tomorrowsvoices.bm

BERMUDA’S BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL SCHOOL

Bermuda’s Brazilian Football School takes this opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation, to our corporate and community partners. This holiday season, we look forward to establishing sports participation bursaries, for players of families that are faced with economic challenges. Our core goal is to ensure that we can continue to provide opportunities to all youth, irrespective of; age, ability or gender. In 2014 our objectives will remain ambitious and we will continue to seek your support. REGISTERED CHARITY # 890 Mission: To foster the mental, physical and emotional growth in youth through football, both nationally and internationally. Season’s Greetings from the Executive and Coaching staff of BBFS!

ACTION ON ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA (CHARITY 929)

Christmas can be a difficult time for individuals living with Dementia. Visits outside of a person’s regular living environment and keeping up with conversations can be disorienting, frustrating and stressful. For people who have perception difficulties decorations & lights can also add to their confusion. Engaging individuals with familiar family traditions, looking at old pictures and singing carols will bring comfort & ease confusion. Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (Charity 929) work to support relatives of those living with dementia to understand the challenges someone with a Dementia diagnosis faces. For information go to www.alzbermuda.com or contact alzbermuda@yahoo.com or 5385494


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BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS

If we had a magic wand we would use it to transform our aging office area into a more modern centre for artistic creativity. We cannot afford the latest brand new technological innovations, but we would be quite happy with (not too used) office furniture and equipment from a company that is moving or upgrading. BSoA Wish List: Three or four computers for our network, plus a laptop and/or tablet/iPad for our classes. Two 6 or 8 foot folding tables for our workshops Carpet or carpet tiles for our office area Front desk/showcase for our shop Call 292-3824 or email bsoa@ibl.bm

BERMUDA HOSPITALS CHARITABLE TRUST

Do you have an laptop or digital camera that you don’t use anymore? Why not give it a great home by donating it to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT)! BHCT needs: A laptop with Windows 7 or higher and wireless access for office use A HD digital camera with zoom to capture photos from events, presentations, etc. If you or someone you know would like to donate an item or cash gift to BHCT, please call us at 295-2428 or email deshaed@bhct.bm. BHCT offices are located in the New Venture Building, 3 Mill Creek Road, Pembroke.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BERMUDA (CHARITY #239)

30 years young, Amnesty in Bermuda, & our thanks to our members, supporters and donors who have helped us over the years to campaign for those whose Human Rights are at risk. Join us on Saturday 7th December in front of City Hall and others around the world to take action, write a letter, sign a petition or show your support online. Whether you have a minute, a stamp to donate or an hour to spare, write to change a life - ‘Write for Rights’. Tel: 296-3245

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE

The last quarter of 2013 has seen a significant increase in clients attending The Women’s Resource Centre, requiring our counseling service for issues related to sexual assault, declining self esteem, unhealthy relationships and parenting, but are not in a position to pay. We would like to be able to continue to offer this vital service to these ladies. We would also like to provide food vouchers for our clients and their children for the holiday season. In addition we have The Women’s Resource Centre’s Caring Men and 100 Friends campaigns currently running. Please contact us on 295-3882 or email phayward@wrcbermuda.com

BERMUDA SPCA

Here is our Wish List for the animals: 8 x 11 Photocopy Paper Bath Towels: White or Solid Colour Bleach Bounty Paper Towels Tall White Kitchen Bags with Drawstring

Whiskas Dry Cat Food Kitten or Adult Friskies Can Cat Food Pate Cat Litter (Non Clumping) Climbing Trees for Cats Kongs (Dog Chew Toys)

Lysol Multi-Purpose Floor Cleaner Laundry detergent HE Timothy Hay (for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs) Toys for the Cats

BERMUDA RED CROSS

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and encourage all to think more about your health, safety and preparedness throughout 2014. Our thrift shop, Upstairs Closet, provides clothing and shoes to MAWI for their male clientele. We would appreciate donations of large sized shoes and durable pants and shirts for men dropped off at our headquarters at 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget. Of course, clothing and accessory donations for women and children are also accepted on Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. To learn about our others programmes and services please visit our website www.bermudaredcross.com

HUMPBACK WHALE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Humpback Whale Research Foundation’s mission, through exploration of Bermuda’s waters, research, data analysis and educational outreach-- is to promote awareness and understanding of the humpback whales to protect their rights and by extension other cetaceans as a step towards conserving our marine environment. Our intermediate goal is to identify over 1,000 individual humpback whales passing through our waters by the end of 2016. By the end of 2013 we had identified 826 individual whales by obtaining their unique fluke IDs. This compares to 145 Bermuda fluke IDs over the 40 years before this project began in 2007. Please support our important work by making a donation to our Foundation. Please call Andrew Stevenson on: Home: 296 7788 or Mobile: 777 7688. www.whalesbermuda.com

OPEN AIRWAYS

Open Airways is a small charity helping over 9,000 people whose lives are affected by asthma and other long-term breathing difficulties like emphysema. We work in the hospitals, schools, prisons and in the community helping people of all ages. Our nurses drive ‘Azmobiles’ and deliver necessary equipment from a simple spacer device or a pillow for a child, to an oxygen concentrator for the elderly struggling to breathe. Go to www.openairways.com and Donate Now and please help us to Help Bermuda Breathe this Christmas Without Breath Nothing Matters

P.A.L.S.

During this time of giving, please remember PALS with your Christmas donations to help us continue to give each and every cancer patient in Bermuda needing our services, all the care, comfort, friendship and moral support they need and deserve. Cancer knows no bounds. We are responsible for over 100 patients on any one day, 365 days a year. Last year our nurses made 5075 home visits at no charge whatsoever and our volunteers gave 2881 hours. At present our revenues are not covering expenses to the extent of almost $1,000.00 per day. Thank you for any donation however large or small. “Support for PALS is Support for Cancer Care in Bermuda”

PACKWOOD HOME

Packwood Home, 132 Somerset Road, Sandys, has, for many decades, provided quality care and accommodation in a safe, clean and pleasant environment for elderly residents and fosters dignity, choice and physical independence. Our needs are for diabetic socks, knee highs, incontinence pads, panty hose and toiletries. Our residents would also benefit from a new camera for pictures to be taken, an iPad for their reading and listening needs (especially during morning devotion) and for more conveniently watching videos and some audio books. Contact Karen Mitchell (Office Manager) at 234-6889 for further details.

THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army has been at work in Bermuda since 1896 and is committed to the community through its various social programs. Invest in the work of the Army this Christmas by making a financial donation to the annual Christmas Red Shield Appeal (HSBC 010-202539-001), the annual Toy Drive to assist 950 children or the annual Christmas Assistance Program that will help some 1500 families this year. We are committed to “Giving Hope Today” and “creating memories that will last a lifetime”. Email Bermuda_Inquiries@can.salvationarmy.org for more information or call 292-0601.

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Delicious treats make perfect holiday gifts BY ZACH MONIZ Manager, Lindo’s Group of Companies

As any Bermudian knows, Christmas is the most special time of year. Bermuda is a tight-knit community of family and friends, which can sometimes make finding the perfect holiday gift a bit challenging. In the Lindo family, we’ve always encouraged homemade gifts that are truly from the heart. The beauty of homemade gifts is that they are fun to make, allow you to run with your creativity and the whole family can get involved. They are also unique and personal. Homemade food items are great gifts and one of the hot trends right now is giving food making kits. Think of a food item your friend or family member particularly enjoys and build a kit containing all the ingredients needed to make it. For instance, choose some colourful cupcake baking cups, an assortment of sprinkles, a small recipe book, a container of icing and a frosting spatula. Arrange all the items on red or green crinkle paper stuffing in a vintage metal lunch box and voilà! You have a cupcake baking kit. Another idea for someone who enjoys sweets is an ice cream sundae kit. Include a variety of cones, jars of caramel and chocolate

sauce, as well as tiny bags of chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles and anything else that would be fun on a sundae. Package the items among layers of fanned tissue paper in a fancy ice bucket. Do you have a griller in your life? Then why not create a homemade seasonings kit? Make your favourite meat rubs and package them in little tins with homemade labels and tie them together with a red and white bow.

Favourite recipes

Are you renowned for your pasta sauce? Then share it with your friends and family in a pasta making kit. Dress up the jar of sauce and present it with various shapes and colours of gourmet pasta. Throw in a bottle of Italian wine and biscotti, and strategically place it all together in a brand new silver colander. We love our hot cocoa by the fire during the winter in Bermuda. To turn it into a creative holiday gift, take a vintage mason jar filled halfway with hot cocoa mix and top it with fluffy white marshmallows. Decorate the jar with festive stickers and wrap the lid with holidaycoloured twine. Pair with homemade chocolatedipped peppermint sticks which serve as the perfect stirring tool while adding holiday flavour to the

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COOKIE JAR: Giving homemade goodies in fun packaging can be made festive with bows and ribbons. drink. Bundle the peppermint sticks in a decorated wax paper bag and use a hole punch to create a way to tie the bag to the jar. For adult cocoa, you can even include a small bottle of Irish cream that can be attached to the jar with the twine. One of the most important aspects of the homemade food gift is the packaging. This is where you can be really creative and have fun. Ingenious packaging is probably right under your nose –– snazzy ribbons, unusual bottles

and jars, boxes, and stylish papers and tags. Even a plain brown paper bag can be transformed into chic wrapping. Those who are really crafty may even create a gift container that’s so special it remains a treasured keepsake long after the treat inside is devoured. Also, think about ways you can reuse everyday containers to create unique packaging for all your holiday goodies. For example, a typical potato chip canister makes the perfect container for

home-baked cookies, chocolate covered pretzels or peanut brittle chunks. Simply cover the can with your choice of paper, adhere a homemade label and decorate with ribbon along the top and bottom edges of the can. You can reuse pasta sauce jars or other glass jars of all sizes for packaging homemade candy whether it be chocolate covered peanuts, peppermint bark or fudge. Using silver or gold thin wire, adorn the jar with small bundles of holiday

greenery and mistletoe. You can even get your children involved to make tiny paper snowflakes that you can glue to the jar. Another fun way you can use a glass jar is to create a cake in a jar. Start with baking your favourite cupcakes. Once cooled, cut them in half lengthwise and layer them in the jar between icing. Use a pastry bag so you can make the perfect frosting swirl on top. For an added touch, tie an elegant silver spoon to the jar with a thick red velvet ribbon. Distinctive bottles also make the perfect gift containers for homemade infused cooking oils, barbecue sauce or a variety of wines and liqueurs. Hopefully, you’ve been inspired to put on your crafting hat and create homemade gifts this holiday season. Not only are they fun to make but also they have the potential to be loved and cherished far longer than any store-bought present. n

AS GRANDSON to Lindo’s Group of Companies founders Harry and Marion Lindo, Zach Moniz has been with the company for more than 35 years. Zach serves as the IT Manager and assists with marketing and promotion for both store locations. For more information, visit www. lindos.bm.

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Let your baking creativity run wild BY ROBYN BARDGETT rbardgett@bermudasun.bm

Chocolate is always an easy go-to gift for all types of holiday events. Whether giving as a gift to a sweet-lover or as a thank you gift for the perfect hostess, chocolate is universally loved. Bark is a funny name for a really delicious and versatile chocolate that is so easy to make and customize for every person on your gift-giving list. You’ll never look at a box of chocolate the same way when you realize how easy it is to make your own delicious chocolates. Once you make bark, which takes very little tools and not a lot of time, it is coarsely chopped to give it its characteristc tree bark look –– hence the name. While it may not look as pretty as a box of chocolates, bark’s rustic, homemade quality, is actually quite appealing when packaged up in festive paper or a fun box or tin. From chewy to crunchy to super sweet or dark chocolate topped with salty, crunchy cashews, your imagination can literally run wild when it comes to making a variety of bark flavours. Choose from the list below to customize your bark, but don’t let this list limit your ideas –– take a look in your pantry for inspiration and give this delicious treat a try. Or if you’re short on time, try our festive Peppermint Stick and Mini Marshmallow Bark, below.

Start with the base Chocolate: 1 pound n Bittersweet chocolate n Semisweet chocolate n White chocolate n Half bittersweet and half white chocolate (for swirled bark)

Then choose the toppings Crunchy toppings n Almonds n Walnuts n Macadamia nuts n Pecans n Peanuts n Pistachios n Cashews n Pine nuts n Hazelnuts Chewy Toppings n Dried figs n Dried apricots n Dried cherries n Dried cranberries n Dried mangoes n Raisins n Mini marshmallows n Candied orange peel n Crystallized ginger Spices/Add-ons n Red pepper flakes n Flaky sea salt n Crushed cardamom seeds n Toasted fennel seeds n Crushed pink peppercorns n Peppermint sticks n Toffee n Nut brittle n Toasted coconut flakes n Peanut butter chips n Banana chips n Pretzels

DECADENT: Bark is an easy and versatile treat to give as a gift. n PHOTOS BY ROBYN BARDGETT

Peppermint Stick and Mini Marshmallow Bark Ingredients n 1/2 pound each, white and milk chocolate n 10 peppermint sticks, broken into pieces n One bag mini marshmallows Prepare the pan Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up. Melt the chocolate Make sure all your tools are dry. Chop the milk chocolate into 1/2-inch pieces and place the chopped chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds, then stir with a rubber spatula. Continue microwaving and stirring at 30-second intervals until melted, 3 to 5 minutes total. Spread it out Pour the milk chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet; use the rubber spatula to spread it into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Repeat from “melt the chocolate” with the white chocolate. Pour the white chocolate on top of the milk chocolate and use a knife to swirl the two together. Add your toppings Press the peppermint stick pieces and mini marshmallows into the chocolate,

arranging them so each bite has a mix of flavours and textures. Let the bark harden completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. (If the room is warm, you

may need to freeze the bark for a few minutes.) Break into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks. n

FESTIVE: Peppermint bark is perfect for the holidays.

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Christmas may only last one day, but it is a common fact that most people indulge themselves with food and drink more so than usual over the two to three week festive period. People’s personal health usually takes a back seat. Consider this, if you ate one mince pie a day over the festive period then by the end of December you would become more than 1kg heavier. You would in fact resemble Santa Claus more than you would resemble yourself. You will then undoubtedly jump on the scales and shudder with horror as the pounds pile on, this will often be followed up by your New Year’s resolution to join a gym and pay a large initiation fee. Sound familiar? Well not this year! Here are four handy tips to put the fun back in stay-

ing healthy and to keep you in shape over the Christmas period:

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Sleep

Take a couple of nights off as it is vital to allow the body to recuperate and fight the bulge.

Have a ball

Take to the Swiss Ball this Christmas. Research shows you can gain over 40 per cent of extra core muscle by doing your usual stomach workout on the ball.

SUPPLIED BY DIGICEL Merry Christmas to… YOU! Did you forget someone on your Christmas list? Think carefully: family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, pets… that’s all you could possibly need to cover, right? There’s one important person you might be forgetting. That person is you! While the Christmas season is a fantastic time to purchase gifts for the special people in your life, it is also a time to score some pretty awesome deals that can save

you money for the whole year to come. These deals might not make obvious gifts for other people, but are perfect to give yourself. Let’s say you’re looking at tech gifts, for example. A new computer makes a wonderful gift. Less obvious is the Internet service that will allow that computer to reach its full potential. There are holiday deals on Internet See SAVINGS, page 10

Dance

Dance as much as you can as it is shown to burn over 250 calories per hour.

BOOGIE DOWN: Keep fit over the holidays by hitting the dance floor. n CREATIVE COMMONS PHOTO

Alternatively, in order to help you stay healthy this Christmas while allowing yourself all the pleasures of previous years, The Athletic Club is offering a special 30-day membership for the month of December complete with no obligation to sign up. We will also reward your decision to stay on in January by waiving your joining fee on to one of our annual memberships. n

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‘Oscar the elf’ can help you get the perfect gifts SUPPLIED BY GORHAM’S Gorham’s new “Express Order Centre” is the perfect solution for those who need help to find and order all those Christmas gifts this year that Santa might forget. ‘Oscar the Ostrich Elf’ and the rest of the Gorham’s staff will be glad to guide you through this process. Oscar the Elf, whose name stands for ‘Overseas cargo and reliability’ says, “Many stores will tell their customers that if they don’t stock it, then you don’t need it. That’s not the case at Gorham’s. Our philosophy is if we don’t stock it then let us get it for you.” Gorham’s will be there to assist you searching on-line through our many channels of distribution, including True Value. But that’s only the beginning, we’ll be glad to help you search the Internet with other online shopping sites such as Amazon, Walmart, Toys ‘r’ Us, Depot, Sears, Babies ‘r’ Us, Ikea and the list goes on and on. We have four online computers where you may sit down at your leisure and browse the many shopping sites to make your selection from. Once you have made that selection then the trained Gorham’s staff will help you finish the transaction.

You may also research in advance from the convenience of your home, locate the products and then visit Gorham’s to place the orders. Once we have made the online purchase for you additional charges will be for freight and duty. There are no service fees, percentage markups or yearly membership fees to pay. By selecting ‘Air’ or ‘Sea’ you determine the speed and freight cost of your purchase. Air shipments will arrive in Bermuda in approximately ten days. Sea shipments will arrive in Bermuda in approximately two to three weeks. The rate of duty would be the same regardless of the shipping option selected. Depending on the speed of delivery Santa will need your packages to arrive at his special Gorham’s North Pole freight centre by: n December 13 for economy air freight. n December 17 for priority air freight. n December 5 for sea freight. Oh not to worry, when we place the order for your Christmas gifts at Gorham’s “Express Order Centre” Oscar the Elf already knows Santa’s secret shipping address. n

GORHAM’S is located at 62 St John’s Rd, Pembroke.

n PHOTO BY NICOLA MUIRHEAD

SERVICE: Gorham’s staff can help customers locate and purchase items just in time for the holidays.

St George’s store full of unique finds For a true Bermudian shopping experience, look no further than stepping into an Aladdin’s Cave of colours, fabrics and textures at Bermuda Beauty Crafts. Tucked away at historic Penno’s Drive at Hunter’s Wharf, overlooking the water, Scarlett Pottinger’s personality shines through in her selection of Bermuda produced novelty items and carefully chosen clothing lines.

Sun protection

As Bermuda’s exclusive retailer of Tilley and Coolibar clothing, hats and accessories, it’s a must stop for every shopper heading to St George’s. Ms.Pottinger prides herself on endeavouring to help locals and visitors to protect their skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. The popular Tilley collection of sun protective clothes includes menswear and womenswear. Plus there are kids clothes, perfect for Bermuda’s beaches, and even kids’ Baby Banz swimming goggles. The Tilley collection also carries scarves, gloves and swimming gloves. The bestsellers include the Tilly hats made from breathable and waterproof fabric, their designs include ventilation panels and mesh to prevent your head from sweating. The Coolibar range of clothing is impressive, offering long and short sleeved t-shirts and swim shirts, made from high quality fabrics, it’s no wonder that the clothing line is approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation. You and your family can look

stylish while being protected from damaging rays. As well as the practical hats, Bermuda Beauty Crafts carries head gear for all seasons. Choose from chic and colourful straw hats for ladies, fashionable felt hats for winter, mens’ Panamas and mens’ woolen caps. The selection is extensive and eye catching.

Handmade

Ms Pottinger prides herself on offering the best of Bermuda’s creative talents. The store displays Bermuda handmade souvenirs including cedar items made by Milton Hill, ceramics by Christine Wellman, and stunning knitwear accessories by Rene Hill, Kay Hayward, and Judy and Marguerite Bardgett. When Ms Pottinger’s mother originally opened the store, she focused on carrying local crafts, a tradition that Scarlett has continued, and to this day she still displays wicker work by the Beacon House, Bermuda Society for the Blind. In addition, the store has a wonderful choice of souvenirs by the Bermuda Trader, cotton beach wear, CDs by local performers and art books. Be sure to take the time to wander down to Penno’s Wharf and discover what lies beyond Water Street, you might be surprised to find that special gift awaiting you at Bermuda Beauty Crafts. n

BERMUDA BEAUTY CRAFTS is located at Hunter’s Wharf, 6 Penno’s Drive, St George’s.

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At Digicel, the Christmas promotion includes a home Internet and bundles sale. By switching to Digicel Internet, you could save 25 per cent on your home Internet or a bundled mobile and home Internet plan for one whole year. Those savings add up. By choosing the lowest Internet plan, a $30 home Internet plan with 2 MB speeds, you would save $90 over the year. Alternatively, if you choose the highest bundled plan, the Ultimate Bundle –– a $275 all-you-can-eat package for home Internet, mobile voice, text, and data –– your savings would be $825 for the year. If you figure that the Ultimate Bundle already saves you $74 per month over what you would pay for the same home Internet and mobile services separately, the actual savings work out to be over $1,700 for the year! If you’re one of the people who look forward to receiving all the channels at the holiday season, you’d probably love to have free access to Netflix content as well. Say, wouldn’t it be incredible if you could have free Netflix for the whole year? Digicel Stream is a new service that provides access to unlimited Netflix content, including thousands of movies and TV episodes. All you need is a Digicel Internet connection and a Netflix compatible device, such as a Wii, Xbox, or a computer. Digicel Stream is free for one year with activation of a Digicel Internet plan or Digicel Bundle this holiday season. Again, this adds up, saving you over $95 for the year. Christmas is also a great time to win. Keep an eye out for contests and prize draws that could allow you to win some sweet gifts for the people on your list. By signing up for Digicel Internet or a Digicel Bundle, you will be automatically entered into a weekly prize draw for hundreds of spectacular prizes including a month of free service, a $50 iTunes card, a Samsung Galaxy S4, a $500 gift voucher, a Chromebook, a spa day, or a Kia Soul from Bermuda Motors. As you work your way through your Christmas list, remember to take note of holiday deals that can save you money all year long and give you opportunities to win. If you start to feel guilty about spoiling yourself this Christmas with such great deals, just remember that you can put all the money you saved towards more gifts for your loved ones! n

Bundles

Oleander Cycles has always been known as the best rental cycle company on the island and now they are the authorized agent for Kawasaki. The company has access to all of the North America products including the 2014 Jet ski line up. New for 2014 is the first ever Jet ski with on onboard audio system. The Jet Sound allows the rider to enjoy music through the use of Mp3 players and apple products.

Acceleration

The upgraded supercharger DOHC inline four-cylinder produces a staggering 310 horsepower –– making it the most powerful production PWC in history. The upgraded impeller includes a new three-blade design that gives the 310 LX greater initial acceleration. Also from Kawasaki is the new Kawasaki Edge 112cc four-stroke motorcycle. This stylish bike is available in the Kawasaki Lime Green, Firecracker Red and Metallic Spark Silver. The four gears allows for great acceleration and handling. For Christmas Oleander is offering a free helmet with the purchase of any Kawasaki Edge –– a savings of up to $295. Our extensive Line of Zeus

FAST TIMES: Kawasaki Edge 112cc, four-stroke motorcycle. n PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Helmets are a wonderful idea for Christmas. We have over 16 different models and 40 designs. Certain models, such as the 608-A, which comes in 12 different design styles, have a retractable sun visor and flip up clear visor

for rain. If you have someone special looking for a new top box for their bike come in and see our full line of Italian designed Givi boxes. The latest in style is available including the 46-liter tech model, which comes with clear lens verses the traditional red. This box would fit two

full-face helmets. Also new from Givi is the 37-liter blade design with its hard lines and different shape. This box would fit two jetstyle helmets. n

OLEANDER CYCLES is located in Paget, Hamilton or St George’s where the complete line up can be found.

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A large variety of toys and more at great prices ROBYN BARDGETT rbardgett@bermudasun.bm

There are always hot commodities in toys every Christmas and children are always quick to let Santa know exactly what it is they want every year. While Santa works hard to get all the presents ready, parents are also working hard to make sure they have enough in their pocketbook to ensure the perfect toys are under the tree each year. Luckily, someone is looking out for parents when it comes to getting the best deal on toys. With their price match guarantee, Gibbons Company is offering customers on the hunt for toys a way to get those items at great prices. “If you can ship in an item at a lower price than we are selling it for and you can prove it we will match that price,” said Gibbons CEO Paula Clarke. “This year we have a large selection of toys and we pride ourselves in providing value for money

and fair pricing. “We have a lot more space this year after expanding the children’s department, so there is a great selection of toys.” The children’s department is bursting full with all sorts of ideas for Christmas. “We have a great selection, from early learning educational toys to recreational toys,” said Ms Clarke. On a recent visit there were slides and ride on toys and lots of toys featuring favourite characters such as Dora the Explorer and Batman. The shop is also filled with puzzles, blocks, interactive toys and rocking toys. Other brand names include Fisher Price, Little Tikes and Tiny Love.

Nursery

Along with larger items, the shop is also filled with perfect stocking stuffers. They also haven’t forgotten about the youngest members of the family, with tons of baby items including rattles and crib

and stroller toys. Of course there is also a great selection of items to kit out your entire nursery –– from cribs, strollers, play yards and feeding equipment –– the store is full of everything a mother could need. Parents can also stock on clothing needs with a range of clothes from newborn to size 18 for girls and newborn to size 16 for boys. “We have everything for clothes this Christmas from church clothes to party dresses and ‘My First Christmas’ outfits,” said Ms Clarke.

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FUN: An assortment of interactive toys on display at Gibbons Company.

The savings at Gibbons don’t just stop with their price match guarantee. To celebrate Black Friday, which happens today, the store will have tons of deals when they open the shop at 5am until they close at 9pm. Savings can be found throughout Gibbons as well as 25 Reid and Nine West. “Black Friday is one of the biggest days in November and it really kicks off the holiday shopping season,” said Ms Clarke. Starting up again next Friday until Christmas, customers can also get 20 per cent off their purchase throughout the store when they donate at least $5 to charity. “Each week we have a different charity in the shop and we ask that customers make a minimum donation of $5,” said Ms Clarke. “They do something to give back and we just facilitate it –– all the money goes to the charity. People can feel good

WORKSHOP: The children’s department at Gibbons Company is filled with tons of toys for Christmas, as well as clothes for boys and girls and nursery items. n PHOTOS BY ROBYN BARDGETT

about giving to charity and benefit with the 20 per cent off all day at Gibbons Company.” Charities set to benefit include Meals on Wheels, the Red Cross and the Sunshine League. Thursday night corporate shopping nights are also in full swing and the shops will be open late on Thursday, to facilitate, as well as Friday night for late night shopping until Christmas. The shop also opens on Sundays from 1pm-5pm. “Basically we work hard to keep Bermuda-made money spent and kept in Bermuda and ultimately continue to employ Bermudians. There are 4,000 people employed in retail in Bermuda and that’s before you add in ancillary services. We need to keep us working. “We try to tailor everything around the needs of Bermudians and we have everything for the home for gifting and apparel as well as men’s and women’s shoes. “Watch this space as Gibbons Company is always doing new things.” n

GIBBONS COMPANY is located at 21 Reid Street. For more information visit www.gibbons.bm.

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The iconic TOMS shoes, which can be bought at 25 Reid, have a back story perfect for this time of year. The canvas shoes, which now come in a range of styles and colours have been a hit on the high street. But their One for One campaign has also touched their customers. For every shoe purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

TOMS says, “The premise is simple, but the potential to help others is huge. “Since we started in 2006, our giving has grown significantly.” The company doesn’t just end with giving shoes, they also produce eyewear and have the same programme in which a pair of glasses is donated to help restore sight to an individual in need. To date the company provides shoes in 60 countries and eyewear in 13 countries. SOURCE: WWW.TOMS.COM

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Buy Bermuda

Royal Naval Dockyard Bermuda Clayworks Ltd.

Morrell Designs

Telephone: 234-5116 Web: www.clayworks.com

Handmade Fruit Bowl by Jon FaulknerAvailable exclusively at Bermuda Clayworks

The Bermuda Craft Market Telephone: 236-7138 Web: www.morrelldesigns.com

Handmade Fruit Bowl by Jon FaulknerAvailable exclusively at Bermuda Clayworks

Sterling silver Bermuda cottage cufflinks

Jennifer Rodrigues Designs

Fair Trade Bermuda

The Bermuda Craft Market, My Sereni-Tea in Hamilton Telephone: 504-1884 Email: jas1@northrock.bm

Clocktower Mall Telephone: 232-7781 Web: Fairtradebermuda.com

Marley Rasta Bags ,TShirts and clothing items.

The Dockyard Company Ltd.

Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery

Telephone: 234-4216 Web: www.dockglass.com

Clocktower Mall Telephone: 238-1407 Web: www.lisaregoart.com

A’rum’atherapy, One of 11 Selections from our Micro Bakery

A Selection of Bermuda Made Christmas Ornaments

Hand Made Bermuda Clocktower Mall Telephone: 232-0862 Web: https://www.facebook.com/HandMadeBermudaLtd

The Lost Treasure Bermuda sea glass collection

Moniz Made natural scrubs and soaps

GIFTWARE (2 mugs for $30. Cup/soft coaster combo $25)

E.R Aubrey Clocktower Mall Telephone: 234-4577

Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue onyx earrings and matching bracelet...just one of the many colours available

Lots of Assorted Tribal and Ethnic Maks

‘Spirit of Bermuda’ hand finished archival print prices start at $85.


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Crission Jewellers

Historic Gates Grand Bazaar

Clock Tower Mall Telephone: 295-2351 www.crisson.com

Clock Tower Mall Tel. 234-4646 Web: www.grandbazaarbda.com

Decorative Pillows starting at $20

The Littlest Drawbridge

Dockyard Pharmacy

Clocktower Mall Telephone: 234-6214

Telephone: 279-5410 Web: www.phoenixstores.bm

Wine bottle coasters $49

Serving trays from $125

Nestle Quality Street Chocolates

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Craft Market

Clock Tower Mall Telephone: 295-2351

Telephone: 234-3208 Email:bdacraftmkt@northrock.bm

Metal Wall Hanging

Cloth Wall Hanging

Mr Raynors Stunning Bermuda Cedar Clocks

Mosaic electric Table Lanterns

The Big Brush Styling Blow-dry Kit

Hand made Christmas Decorations by Heidi Augustinovic


EUROPEAN STYLE COOKIE BLEND Contains: Cinnamon Waffles hazelnut shortbreadcookies, buttered and dipped in Swiss chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar Sables crystallized ginger and butter shortbread, rolled in sugar Spitzbuben layered butter shortbread cookies, filled with strawberry jam Biberli gingerbread cookies, filled with almond paste Gijanduja layered shortbread cookies, filled with hazelnut nougat Almond Croissant moist almond macaroon croissant, rolled in sliced almond and dipped in Swiss chocolate glaze Gift wrapped in 2 lbs box $49.00 Gift wrapped 1 lb box $36.00 Per bag $16.00 CHOCOLATE COATED ALMOND X-MAS TREES Toasted almond slithers, coated with dark Swiss chocolate, fashioned into a Christmas tree shape 1 cello bag $14.50

GLUTEN-FREE HEART SHAPED ALMOND CROISSANT moist almond macaroon croissant, rolled in sliced almond and dipped in Swiss chocolate glaze small box $ 21.00 medium box $ 35.00 large box $65.00 MADE TO ORDER. PLEASE CALL tel 232-2253 LEBKUCHEN SANTA X-MAS FIGURES Ginger bread, decorated with a marzipan Santa Claus Santa Claus $17.00 GLUTEN-FREE MACAROONS moist almond macaroon, filled with dark chocolate ganache 6 per box $16.50 X-MAS YULE LOG A chocolate sponge, rolled up with a chocolate praline filling (other flavors available). Decorated with chocolate ganache serves 6-8 people $45.00

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Plenty of holiday cheer in the West End BY ROBYN BARDGETT rbardgett@bermudasun.bm

While the holidays are certainly focused on giving and receiving thoughtful gifts, it’s also about getting into the festive spirit and enjoying more time spent with family and friends. Shopping for gifts can be hectic around this time of year, but why not make a day or family event out of what might seem like a chore and keep that Christmas Grinch at bay. Heading West to Somerset Village and Dockyard might be just the ticket for creating lasting family memories. Over the next three Sundays, Dockyard will be the go-to spot for all your holiday merriment. There will be elves on hand to wrap your purchases for free as well as a snow room for people with a hankering for the white stuff. There will be craft demonstrations, food sampling, a charity Christmas tree and holiday movies showing throughout the day.

HEAVEN: The Pastry Shop is a haven for sweet lovers. The man in red will also make an appearance, rounding it out to be a perfect family affair. Down in Somerset Village, the town is also getting into the festive

spirit. There will be plenty of opportunities to pick up the perfect gift, but head to Somerset Village on December 5 for a latenight shopping experience. Several shops will be open and hosting special events for the evening, including Somerset Pharmacy, which is hosting a wine and cheese night to get their customers into the holiday spirit while they shop. Here are some of our favourite places to shop, explore and eat in the West End:

Shop

WINTER WONDERLAND: Shoppers will get to experience snow when they head down to Dockyard this holiday

Bermuda Craft Market Need to find something unique and totally Bermudian? You will have a tough time deciding what items to buy with so much selection of beautiful items at the Craft Market. From Bermuda-inspired jewellery and pottery to cedar gifts and banana leaf dolls, this is a veritable treasure trove of unique gifts. Tel: 234-3208 Bermuda Art Centre at Dockyard With a rotating selection of artwork available for purchase, as well as a beautifully displayed selection of handmade gifts, the Art Centre is the perfect spot for picking up a unique piece of art created by accomplished Bermudian artists. Tel: 234-2809 Clocktower Mall Filled with all manner of shops from High Street favourites like Crisson Jewellers and Calypso to more colourful selections like Grand Bazaar, the Clocktower Mall has something for everyone. Newly opened Bermuda Handmade brings another option for those on the look out for something unique and handcrafted to give as gifts. Tel: 234-1709 Somerset Pharmacy Catering to the West End for all of its drug store needs, there’s even more to find when you begin to explore Somerset Pharmacy. Stocked with one of the best selection of children’s toys in the West, Somerset Pharmacy also has a huge assortment of items for all of your party needs.

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UNIQUE: The Clocktower Mall is the jewel in Dockyard’s crown. They are also the West End distributor of Apple products such as iPads, iPods and accessories. Tel: 234-2484

Eat Pastry Shop There are so many good things to say about the pastries at this little eatery. You can’t go wrong with the selection of traditional sweets from croissants to dulce de leche eclairs and delicious Austrian favourites such as linzer torte and strudel. For those without a sweet tooth The Pastry Shop also has an array of delicious sandwiches and specials. Tel: 232-CAKE (2253)

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Somerset Country Squire For a fun, festive meal, stop in at Somerset Country Squire for traditional pub food along with seafood specials. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day of shopping and exploring. Tel: 234-0105

Explore Commissioner’s House With its formidable looking architecture overlooking the Dockyard, Commissioner’s House is hard to miss. But visitors to the National Museum of Bermuda may be surprised to discover all that awaits at this historical destination. On display in the house are exhibitions on

DOCKYARD EVENTS

Carolling with the Dolphins Sunday December 8, 6pm This free event will delight all members of the family. Gina Spence will by on hand to host the event, which will be broadcast live. Don’t miss this special night to experience a night of song and celebration. n

Clocktower Mall Fashion Show

Bermuda’s cultural, social and military history. Not to be missed is the spectacular mural by local artist Graham Foster that spans 1,000 square feet and illustrates 500 years of Bermuda history. The historic military buildings in the lower grounds include exhibits focused on Bermuda’s maritime heritage. Tel: 234-1735 Dolphin Quest The National Museum is also home to Dolphin Quest where visitors can get an up close and personal experience with dolphins. Not to be missed is the Carolling with Dolphins event, set to take place on Sunday, December 8. Tel: 234-4464. n

December 15, 1.30pm Working alongside IMA Modeling Agency the Clocktower Mall will be turned into a runway of fabulous fashions for this free show. There will also be performances from In Motion School of Dance. n

Marina Festival of Lights

December 22 - Come out and see all of the boats lit up in the marina at Dockyard. n FOR MORE information on all of the above events, visit www.thewestend.bm


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The Olde Towne is full of holiday cheer From tempting eateries to handcrafted goods, St George’s has it all LISA BEAUCHAMP lbeauchamp@bermudasun.bm

Make the effort and take a drive to St George’s on the countdown to Christmas. Don’t just wait until the annual Bermuda Trust Christmas Walkabout, there is plenty to see and do every day of the week. Regular events in the town include Historical Re-enactments held Monday through Thursday at 12 noon to the delight of visitors and locals. Every Wednesday there are tours of the town and St Peter’s offers chapel tours every morning Monday through Friday at 10am. A favourite of locals is the vibrant Olde Towne Market which is held every Sunday from 2.00pm-6.00pm until December 22, 2013. Currently enjoying its ninth season, the Olde Towne Market is located on Water Street.

The only time the market does not operate is when there is inclement weather. With a variety of vendors and offerings to choose from, ranging from handmade jewellery to soaps, clothes to body oils, it’s the perfect opportunity to buy special gifts for family and friends. Many of the stores and restaurants located on Water Street open up especially during these times that the Olde Towne Market operates.

Entertainment

In addition to the unique vendors and stores, there is entertainment too, on any given Sunday you might hear a violin solo, guitarists/vocalist, see dancing or a street juggler! Performers and would-be performers are encouraged to come along to the market. For further details, check out the website for the Olde Towne Market is

www.oldetownemarketsg. com. Take the time to walk around the town, visit the churches, the park, stroll along the harbourside, explore the back streets and admire the historic homes. If you are feeling energetic walk along the north shore past the Unfinished Church to Tobacco Bay and then venture further to Fort St Catherine, and trek back via Convicts Bay. Bermuda National Trust Walkabout will take place on Friday, December 6. Make note that it’s not too early to book your table at Griffins (tel: 297-4235), Wahoo’s (tel: 297-1307 ) and The Tavern by the Sea (tel: 297-3305) to avoid disappointment. As ever, the Walkabout will no doubt be well attended by thousands of residents keen to experience the ambiance of the town. n

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2013 CHRISTMAS WALKABOUT Friday December 6, 6.30pm-8.30pm - The charming old town of St George’s will be magical during the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. The excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Bermuda National Trust Walkabout brings to St George’s should not be missed.

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GEM: St George’s is full of exciting finds including a whole host of unique shops and a variety of delicious eateries. It is a special event with the pulse of history beating strongly. There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments will be served at various locations marked on the map that will be distributed on the evening. The National Trust could not hold this event without a huge amount of community support, our Trust volunteers and our generous sponsor, Butterfield Bank. n

SANTA COMES TO TOWN

December 14 - Starting at 6pm St George’s will turn into Santa’s wonderland

as the big man makes an appearance. There will also be dancers, majorettes, food vendors and a fun castle. n

AN OLDE TOWNE CHRISTMAS

December 15 & 22 - The Olde Towne Market will open plus stores and restaurants will have specials and holiday activities. There will be live music and photo opportunities with Santa. From unique gifts to fresh foods and exciting performers, every Sunday the Olde Towne Market has something to satisfy the senses. The Olde Towne Market runs from 2pm-6pm until

December 22. For more information visit www.oldtownemarketsg. com. n

MORNING WALKS, ST GEORGE’S

Until December 24 - Gillian Outerbridge is currently exhibiting a collection of photographic images in Homer’s Café at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens, the show will run until Tuesday, December 24 and artwork is available for purchase. For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@ logic.bm. n


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Sacred celebrations to take place throughout St George’s Celebrate the season with several events taking place at churches around St George’s. Along with services, many of the churches are planning special events.

Ebenezer Methodist Church, York Street

December 1 – First Sunday of Advent December 8 – Second Sunday of Advent and Sunday School Christmas Party 11am December 15 – Third Sunday of Advent and Candlelight Service

December 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent December 25 – Christmas Service. n

FOR MORE information, please call 297-1771.

Anglican Parish of St George

December 6 – St Peter’s will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6 in the Edith Clair Spencer Hall from 9am – 3pm hosted by the Chapel of Ease Guild. Soup and roll lunch, as well as crafts, white

elephant sale and baked goods will be on offer. That same evening, to coincide with the Bermuda National Trust’s Christmas Walkabout, the church will feature a musical programme beginning at 6.30pm. The evening’s acts will include the Christ Church Bell Choir, the Menuhin Foundation Youth Orchestra and the James Arnold Recorder Ensemble.

Christmas Services at St Peter’s and Chapel of Ease December 24 – Chapel of Ease, St David’s Parish

Family Christmas Service, 6.30pm. St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, St George’s Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, 11.00pm December 25 – Christmas Eucharist: Chapel of Ease, St David’s, 9.30am. St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, St George’s, 11.00 am. December 29 – The First Sunday of Christmas, Eucharist: Chapel of Ease, St David’s, 8.45am. St Peter’s West, Welling-

ton, 10.00am. St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, St George’s, 11.15am Please note that St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, will be closed for visiting on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. n

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FOR MORE information, please contact 297-2459. Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 3 Duke of Clarence Street, St George’s. n

FOR DETAILS for Christmas service information, call 297-0512.

to shop and eat

The Olde Towne is full of many wonderful shops and eateries. Pop into some of the eclectic shops and check out the unique gifts available. Then take a break from all of the shopping and let some of the many tempting eateries and restaurants spoil you with delicious treats. It all makes up for a fun day out in St George’s Gifts n Bermuda Beauty Crafts, Hunter’s Wharf, Penno’s Drive. n Conscious Vibes,

Water Street. Bermuda Memories, Water Street. n Robertsons Drugstore, York Street. n Greg Nelmes, Water Street. n Vera P Card, Water Street. Eateries n Sweet Saak Bakery, York Street. n Temptations, York Street. Dining n Griffins, St George’s Club, Rose Hill. n Tavern by the Sea, Water Street. n Wahoo’s, Water Street. n

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HISTORICAL: There will be plenty of ways to celebrate the season around the churches in St George’s this holiday, including at St Peter’s Church, above.

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for cooks Gorham’s St Johns Road, Pembroke

Hamilton Beach slow cooker: $39.99 Revolutionary portable induction cooktop: $158.88

Ninja professional blender: $199.99

Rollie eggmaster: $64.99

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton

Cuisinart 10-piece cookware set: $199.99

Marine Locker 15 Gorham Rd, Hamilton

Mincing board and cutter: $55

Selection of fillet knives: $19.95-$35


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Gifts for the home entertainer Gorham’s St Johns Road, Pembroke

Pulp & Circumstance 4 Washington Lane, Hamilton

Festive cocktail shakers: $60

Paddywax candle: $40

8 bottle electric wine cooler: $229.99

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton

icoffee by Remington, steambrew technology: $339.99

Stainless steel electric fondue pot: $89.99

Bingo set: $60

Gifts for the home Bermuda Clayworks Inc Dockyard

Frameworks 163 South Road, Paget

Hurricane lamp: $40

Pulp & Circumstance

Gallery perfect wood frames: $65.50

Spikey fruit bowl by Jon Faulkner

Handmade platter and dip bowl by Aubrey Hardy

4 Washington Lane, Hamilton

Walker Christopher 9 Front Street, Hamilton

Sterling silver Christmas ornament: $120

British bull dog pillow: $93


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Gifts for pets Gorham’s

Paws & Claws

St Johns Road, Pembroke

27 Cambridge Road, Sandys

Aquascape plants fish accessories Assorted bamboo pet bowls and super soft luxury pet bed

Dog water bottles and travel bowl

Pet placemats from: $3.99 Cat’s Meow play mat with motorized wand: $39.99 Issac Mizrahi nesting bed

Marina Betta aquarium kit

EcoRated PoopBags

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Marine Locker 15 Gorham Road, Hamilton

Gorham’s St Johns Road, Pembroke

Leatherman skeletool: $139.99

Steak lover’s indoor grill: $139.99

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton

Norelco electric razor: $89.99

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton

Chess set: $400

Yozuri crystal shrimp lures

Youngstown warm waterproof gloves

Clarins gift cards Clarins Mens products

Somerset Pharmacy

Timex watch: $110

49 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset

GC Homme set: $24.95


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Gifts for cyclists

Winners Edge 73 Front Street, Hamilton

Trek MT 220 boys mountain bike: $425

TurbochargerHP slim barrel pump: $76.45

Garmin Edge 510 touch screen bike computer: $517.55

Bell Cycle helmet & Giro shoes with fluorescent accents: $57.75 & $265.40

Gifts for gardeners Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton

Gorham’s

Cheshire picnic basket: $300

St Johns Road, Pembroke

Garden sign: $40

Poulan 14” Bar 33cc chainsaw: $222.88


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Marine Locker 15 Gorham Rd, Hamilton

Gorham’s St Johns Road, Pembroke

Phillips Sonicare toothbrush: $169.99

Morrell Designs Helly Hansen: $135-399

Dr Scholls foot spa: $54.99

Bermuda Craft Market, Dockyard

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton Chrysocolla set in hammered sterling

Clarins new double serum Full size electric heated blanket: $129.99

Tai Homespa 14 Laffan Street, Pembroke

Petals 19 Queen Street, Hamilton

Belle Fleur Candles: $75 Smooth labradorite briolette earrings

Face and body products

Somerset Pharmacy 49 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset

Technic eyelash kit: $17.95

Christian Tortu vases: $75-$85

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Gifts for children

Gibbon’s Company 21 Reid Street, Hamilton

Little Tikes Hide & Seek: $154

Little Tikes Princess Cozy Ride: $118

The Comic Stop 69 Front Street, Hamilton

Bratz Doll Sasha: $24

Walking Dead graphic novels: $20.25 My Little Pony: $13.50

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton

Young Reader board books: $10.85 Yu Gi-Oh tins: $50

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Family Affair 6 Washington Street, Hamilton

Gorham’s St Johns Road, Pembroke Battery operated toy guitar: $25.95 Battery operated remote control car: $49.95

Stuffies: $39.99 Cathay Doll Collections: $39.50

Somerset Pharmacy 49 Mangrove Bay Rd, Somerset

Melissa & Doug World Map Floor Puzzle: $19.95

Flipeez Hats, squeeze and watch them flip: $39.99

Electronic City 51 Reid Street, Hamilton

Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Dress Up Set: $49.95

Assassin’s Creed Action Figures

Baby with carrier: $59.95

Melissa & Doug All Star Sports Bag: $24.95

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Gifts for techies Somerset Pharmacy

Marine Locker

Otto Wurz

49 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset

15 Gorham Road, Hamilton

3 Front Street, Hamilton

Spool Cordholder: $12

iPad Mini: $599.00 GoPro Hero Camera’s: $375-475

Gifts for adults only

Gift Guide photo credits: All photos supplied, except for: The Comic Stop; Eve’s Garden; Family Affair; Gorham’s; Paws & Claws; and Pulp & Circumstance. These photos were taken by Nicola Muirhead.

Eve’s Garden Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton

fitbit flex: $149.95

iPod Nano & iPod Shuffle: $209.95 & $69.95

Sleeping Beauty Silk Eye Masks: $30

Vajazzle Crystal ‘Body’ Tattoo : $10

Leopard Print Bodystocking: $40

Dirty Minds Game for Adults: $20

Bamboo stylus mini: $21.95

Kamasutra Love Essentials : $44


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Make Christmas Special Oleander Cycles has established itself as one of the island’s top rental and cycle sale shops in Bermuda. We are pleased to introduce the new Kawasaki Edge. A 112CC four stroke four gear bike that delivers the type of performance and quality that Kawasaki is known for. We also carry jetskis and a large selection of accessories, so stop by today and see for yourself why more people are moving to Oleander.

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Special Offer The first 10 people who purchase a new Kawasaki Edge receive their choice of any new crash helmet that we carry. This offer applies only to the first 10 purchases or while supplies last.

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The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has the following available for purchase

BOOKS

BERMUDA FOLKLIFE DOCUMENTARY SERIES – All DVDs $20

One Little Pawpaw: Songs and Sketches for All God’s Children, By Persis Butler

Woodworking, 43 min (2013) Featuring Jeremy Johnson, Milton Hill Sr. and Chesley Trott

Beekeeping, 52 min (2012) Featuring Randolph Furbert, Tommy Sinclair, Quincy Burgess and Jennie Faries

Building, 46 min (2013) Featuring George Leon Burt, Dennis Butterfield and George Phipps

Ronnie Chameau: Banana Doll Maker, 52 min (2011) Ronnie Chameau transforms palmetto and banana leaves into works of art

Farming, 85 min, (2012) Featuring Richard Bascome, Carlos Amaral, Harry Kromer, Tom Wadson, Omari Dill, and Frances Eddy

Emancipation: A Love Story, Drama, 75 min (2009) Written and Produced by Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson A theatrical piece of historical fiction exploring the heritage of African-Bermudians

A collection of original music for children that reflects Bermudian themes

I Wish I Could Tell You: Bermuda Anthology of Children’s Literature and Young Adult Stories Ed. Lynn Joseph. A collection of 11 short stories. MOSAIC: A Collection Celebrating Bermuda’s Cultural Heritage, By Ruth E. Thomas, MBE, JP A collection of nine scripts exploring Bermuda’s traditions

This Poem-Worthy Place: Bermuda Anthology of Poetry Volume II, Ed. Kendel Hippolyte, 34 poets and 97 poems. The Spirit Baby and Other Bermudian Folktales Retold by Florenz Webbe Maxwell A collection of tales reflecting Bermuda’s history, culture and motifs

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Medicinal Uses of Plants, 52 min (2012) Featuring Dr. Kuni Frith-Black, Joann Adams, Neville Richardson and Zarinah Codrington Fitted Dinghy Racing, 52 min (2012) Featuring Mark Soares, Norman Roberts, Roger Mello, and Dimitri Stevens

Behind the Mask: Bermuda Gombeys Past, Present and Future Documentary, 83 min (2008) Directed by Adrian Kawaley-Lathan

All Books and DVDs on Sale at: Dept. of Community and Cultural Affairs (#58 Court Street, 4th Floor)

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BERMUDA RENDEZVOUS ACTIVITIES lots to see and do

November 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014 While visiting Bermuda, experience our wonderful culture through our daily Rendezvous activities. Most activities listed are FREE, unless otherwise indicated. See the Rendezvous Activities brochure for a full list of activities and prices. MON DAY

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

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

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD TOUR 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Meet at the Anchor Fountain outside Clocktower building

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART – DIRECTOR’S TOUR Botanical Gardens, Paget 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SOMERSET BOAT TOUR & SLIDE SHOW Mangrove Bay, Somerset, Sandys 10:00 – 11:35 a.m. ~ Boat tour departs Somerset Country Squire and returns for slide show ~ Maximum 20 people

DOLPHIN DEMONSTRATION* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. ~ Held Sundays December 1 – March 30

CITY OF HAMILTON GUIDED WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. ~ Departs Bermuda National Library verandah, Queen Street; ends at Fort Hamilton for Skirling Ceremony ~ A complimentary Bermuda refreshment is offered SESSIONS HOUSE TOUR City of Hamilton 11:00 a.m. ~ Meet at the door (east entrance) for a 45-minute tour SKIRLING CEREMONY Fort Hamilton, City of Hamilton 12 noon BERMUDA COOKERY DEMONSTRATION Fort Hamilton, City of Hamilton 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. WONDERFUL WATERVILLE Pomander Road, Paget 2:00 p.m. ~ Not held on December 23 and 30

BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS OF ‘VERDMONT’ AND ‘TUCKER HOUSE’* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s and ‘Tucker House’, Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘Verdmont’ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free ~ Closed Dec 26 BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY TOURS City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton 10:30 a.m. A variety of local and international exhibitions CHIT CHAT* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 10:30 a.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required

T U E SDAY

HANDS ON CRAFT Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet a different artist each week and learn the techniques of working with natural foliage or paper.

SOUTH SHORE ECO WALKING TOUR Warwick Long Bay, South Road, Warwick 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ~ Meeting location at the top entrance of Warwick Long Bay

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

BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’,

F R I DAY

BERMUDA GOMBEY REVUE No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front Street, City of Hamilton 4:00 p.m.

W E DN E SDAY VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT* Ocean View Golf Course, Devonshire ~ Book your tee-off time early, 295-9093 ~ Not held on December 25 FORT ST. CATHERINE & MUSEUM* Coot Pond Road, St. George’s 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Reduced admission on Wednesdays ~ Closed December 25 and January 1 THE BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES TOUR Ferry Road, St. George’s 10:00 a.m. ~ Enquiries tel 297-1880 ext 0 or 204 ~ Each Wednesday in Nov. and Dec., except Dec. 25. 2014 tours are ONLY on Jan.8, Feb.5 and Mar. 5 BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS OF ‘VERDMONT’ AND ‘TUCKER HOUSE’* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s and ‘Tucker House’, Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘Verdmont’ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS & TOURS IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE 10:30 a.m. Guided tour ~ A complimentary Bermuda refreshment offered 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking of the ‘town gossip’ ~ During November, the Ducking is held on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Sat 2 :00 p.m. Take ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance ~ No tour on December 26

BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS OF ‘VERDMONT’ AND ‘TUCKER HOUSE’* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s and ‘Tucker House’, Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘Verdmont’ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’ TOM MOORE’S JUNGLE TOUR Blue Hole Hill Park, Hamilton Parish 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ~ Meet at the Blue Hole Hill entrance, opposite the street from Grotto Bay Beach Resort

SAT U R DAY THE CITY MARKET Pier Six, Front Street, City of Hamilton 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST HISTORICAL HOUSE TOUR* ‘Tucker House’, Water Street, Town of St. George 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS & TOURS IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE 10:30 a.m. Guided tour ~ A complimentary Bermuda refreshment offered 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking of the ‘town gossip’ ~ During November, the Ducking is held on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Sat 2 :00 p.m. Take ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities DOLPHIN SHOW* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. ~ Held Saturdays December 7 – March 29 ONLY

HANDS ON CRAFT Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet a different artist each week, learn the technique of wire wrapping and fibre optics in jewellery, and then paint your own ornament. TASTE OF BERMUDA CALYPSO SUNDAYS Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Dip into the rich cultural culinary heritage of our island home with an array of flavours while listening to a rhythmic Calypso band. A WALK ON THE RAILWAY TRAIL TO THE HERBAL GARDENS Paget 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Tour begins at Railway Trail entrance, South Road in Paget (next to former Harmony Club); ends with talk, wholesome refreshments and tea ~ No tour on December 22 & 29

DA I LY AT T R AC T ION S BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO* North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton See Thursday for free tours BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST MUSEUM AT GLOBE HOTEL Duke of York Street, Town of St. George DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS & THE BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY Royal Naval Dockyard FORT ST. CATHERINE & MUSEUM* Coot Pond Road, St. George’s See Wednesday for reduced admission day MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART TOURS* Paget See Monday for Seniors free admission and Director’s Tour

TALKING ABOUT BERMUDA A FREE lecture series featuring a variety of topics. All lectures are held on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Full schedule included in the Bermuda Rendezvous Activities brochure.

RESOURCES FOR ENQUIRIES FOR THE BERMUDA RENDEZVOUS ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME: • • • •

Hotel Concierge or Guest Services Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 292-1681 Department of Tourism, 292-0023 Visitor Information Centres: Front Street, Hamilton, 295-1480 King’s Square, St. George, 297-0556 Terrace Pavilion, R.N. Dockyard, 542-7104

NOTE: Some activities are weather dependent and may not be available on public holidays. Refer to the brochure for full details. * Indicates a fee or admission is required. Information correct at press time, October 2013, and is subject to change without notice.



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