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IN THIS ISSUE Message from the Minister of Tourism..................................................  4 Message from the Mayor of Hamilton..................................................... 6 Essential Information..............................................................................  8   In an Emergeny  8   Visitor Information Centres  8  Airlines 8   Credit & Debit Card Emergency Telepnone Numbers  8  Government Transportation 8  Churches 11 Calendar of Events................................................................................... 12 Health & Beauty....................................................................................... 20 Bermuda Ha Ha....................................................................................... 23 In the Arts................................................................................................. 24  Art Matters 24  Art Guide 25   Artist of the Month  26 Heritage Matters...................................................................................... 30 Do You Know........................................................................................... 32 Golf across the Island.............................................................................. 34 Shopping Locally...................................................................................... 38   Business of the Month  38  Shopping Guide 40 Water Sports................................................................................................52 What To See & Do................................................................................... 54 Where to Eat and Drink............................................................................66   Chef of the Month  66  Restaurant Review 68  Restaurant Guide 70   Shake it Up  90 Nightlife.................................................................................................... 92 What’s Cooking Bermuda....................................................................... 95 Fold Out Map . . .    Map of Bermuda ............................................................. Center of Book On The Cover . . . Warwick South Shore Beach photo courtesy of Bermuda Department of Tourism CONTACT US… Our website, www.thisweek.bm will provide you with additional information about Bermuda. In addition to events, attractions, dining, the arts and sports we are in the process of developing additional sections. Merchants advertising in This Week can be contacted directly by e-mail, post, telephone or facsimile. In the event that you are unable to find an advertiser’s complete address, contact us by e-mail and we will forward your request. DISCLAIMER We have made every effort to ensure the information in this publication is as accurate as possible at press time. We apologise for any inconsistencies or inaccuracies. Kindly advise the Editor of any changes in schedules, times, dates or names. © 2012 This Week in Bermuda Reproduction of any part of this book without written permission is forbidden.


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Dear Dear Visitor, Visitor, On of Dear Visitor, On behalf behalf of the the Government Government of of Bermuda Bermuda and and the people of Bermuda, welcome to the people of Bermuda, welcome to our our Island Island paradise. On behalf of the Government of Bermuda and paradise. the people of Bermuda, welcome to our Island With paradise. With breathtaking breathtaking pink-sand pink-sand beaches, beaches, iridescent iridescent turquoise waters and friendly turquoise waters and friendly people people our our Island Island retreat will your and aa new With iridescent retreatbreathtaking will seduce seduce pink-sand your senses sensesbeaches, and bring bring new meaning the “vacation.” turquoise waters and friendly people our Island meaning to to the word word “vacation.” retreat will seduce your senses and bring a new Bermuda diverse exceptional meaning to thecultures, word “vacation.” Bermuda is is where where rich rich history, history, diverse cultures, exceptional natural natural beauty and romance meet. In addition to the beautiful beauty and romance meet. In addition to the beautiful beaches, beaches, Bermuda Bermuda has arts an of to Bermuda is where rich history, plus diverse cultures, exceptional natural has aa thriving thriving arts community community plus an abundance abundance of activities activities to keep keep you during your beauty and romance meet. addition to the beautiful beaches, Bermuda you entertained entertained during yourInstay. stay. has a thriving arts community plus an abundance of activities to keep Between the November you entertained duringof stay. and Between the months months ofyour November and March, March, the the Bermuda Bermuda Rendezvous Rendezvous Activities, Activities, aa cultural cultural programme, programme, offers offers aa wide wide range range of of family activities from tours and re-enactments Between the months of November March, the Bermuda family friendly friendly activities from guided guidedand tours and historical historical re-enactments to and We fortunate to Rendezvous Activities,glassblowing a cultural programme, offers wide range of to Gombey Gombey dancing, dancing, glassblowing and cooking. cooking. We aare are fortunate to host a number of internationally recognized sporting events such family from guided tours and historical re-enactments host a friendly number activities of internationally recognized sporting events such as as the Bermuda Marathon Weekend Bermuda Bridge to glassblowing and the cooking. We Regional are fortunate to theGombey Bermudadancing, Marathon Weekend and and the Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament 2012. host a numberin internationally recognized sporting events such as Tournament inof 2012. the Bermuda Marathon Weekend and the Bermuda Regional Bridge During stay, II hope Tournament 2012. During your your in stay, hope you you have have an an opportunity opportunity to to enjoy enjoy our our premier premier shopping establishments, play a round of golf, visit one of shopping establishments, play a round of golf, visit one of our our During your stay, I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy our premier shopping establishments, play a round of golf, visit one of our However However you you choose choose to to enjoy enjoy your your Bermuda Bermuda vacation, vacation, II am am certain certain you you will have a memorable experience. will have a memorable experience. However you choose to enjoy your Bermuda vacation, I am certain you Once again, itit is to will have a memorable experience. Once again, is my my pleasure pleasure to welcome welcome you you to to Bermuda, Bermuda, II trust trust you you have a wonderful visit. have a wonderful visit. Once again, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Bermuda, I trust you Sincerely, have a wonderful visit. Sincerely, Sincerely, The The Hon. Hon. Wayne Wayne L. L. Furbert, Furbert, JP, JP, MP MP Minister of Business Development Minister of Business Development and and Tourism Tourism The Hon. Wayne L. Furbert, JP, MP Minister of Business Development and Tourism


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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR OF HAMILTON THE WOR. MR. CHARLES GOSLING WELCOME TO THE CITY OF HAMILTON It is my honor, as the Mayor, to welcome you to the City of Hamilton, one of the smallest cities in the world, rich in history, culture and heritage. The original Town of Hamilton was incorporated by an Act of the Bermuda Legislature in 1793. Located in a sheltered harbour in the central and largest parish, Pembroke, it was named in honour of the then Governor, Captain Henry Hamilton. The town quickly became the capital of Bermuda when the seat of Government was transferred from St. George’s in 1815. Following the completion of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, situated some 400 yards east of the present City Hall, the status of City was conferred upon the Town of Hamilton in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The City of Hamilton has a resident population of about 1,100 and an estimated daytime population of approximately 13,340 (40% of Bermuda’s working population). This number increases significantly when tourists are added to the equation. In addition to the excellent cuisine that can be found in the city’s many varied restaurants, the shopping is easy and the historic sites are a must see. I can attest to the fact that Hamilton is a delightful capital to get around on foot. Measuring about a quarter square mile, the entire area can be walked in about 30 minutes however, exploring, discovering and enjoying the sites, both historic and new, can take hours, maybe even days. Anyone wishing to explore the City in depth can participate in the Walkway of History tour that was created as part of Bermuda’s 400th Anniversary, in 2009. Plaques have been installed in the sidewalk at various points along the route to identify important sites of architectural, social, cultural or historical significance in the City. This self-guided tour starts and ends on Church Street in front of the City Hall, and enables the pedestrian to learn about the history of the city and may be taken as a whole or in parts. SOME OF THE SIGHTS TO DISCOVER INCLUDE: CITY HALL Opened in 1960, the building is of traditional Bermuda architecture with a Scandinavian influence in respect of the tower. In 2010 we celebrated the building’s 50th anniversary by reproducing a number of activities that took place at the opening, including inviting some of the workers who helped with the construction. City Hall’s amenities include a theatre, two galleries housing the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts, the Mayor’s Parlour, and the administrative offices of the City of Hamilton. VICTORIA PARK BANDSTAND Painstakingly dismantled, refurbished and reassembled in 2009, the Victorian Bandstand was originally shipped to Bermuda in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in June 1887. WESLEY SQUARE A purpose built recreational area officially opened in July 2009 to commemorate the men and women who in 1959, with bravery, tenacity and a vision for a better Bermuda, staged a peaceful theatre boycott and protested for equality, freedom and the end to segregation. CITY PARKS There are four large public parks within the City of Hamilton that are open to the general public between 8am to sunset every day. They are: Fort Hamilton, Barr’s Bay Park, Par-laVille Park and my favorite, Victoria Park. Again, welcome to Hamilton, Bermuda at it best. For more information visit www.cityofhamilton.bm.


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IN AN EMERGENCY…

Ambulance, Fire, Police & Marine Rescue................................................................................... 911 Emergency Services KEMH Hospital.............................................................................................................236-2345 KEMH Emergency Dept..............................................................................................239-2009 Police Stations Central.............................................................................................................................295-0011 Somerset..........................................................................................................................234-1010 Southside.........................................................................................................................293-2222 Health & Medical Services Bermuda Allergy & Asthma Relief Centre................................................................292-9258 Alcoholics Anonymous................................................................................................297-0965  Bermuda Diabetes Association.......................................................................................... 292-1595* Bermuda Red Cross......................................................................................................236-8253 * If you have Diabetes and have left your supplies at home, you can call the Diabetes Centre at King Edward VII Hospital. 239-2027 for assistance.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES (VIC)

Royal Naval Dockyard................................................................................................. 238-4842 Hamilton.........................................................................................................................295-1480 St. George’s......................................................................................................................297-1423

AIRLINES

Bermuda is served by major airlines with daily flights from New York, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The following are telephone contact numbers: Air Canada - Flight information.................................................................................293-1777 American Airlines - Flight information.....................................................................293-1556 British Airways - Airport Customer Service.............................................................293-1944 Continental Airlines - Flight information.................................................................293-3092 Delta Air Lines - Flight information..........................................................................293-1024 Jet Blue.............................................................................................................................293-3754 U.S. Airways - Flight information...............................................................................293-3073 West Jet - General Information....................................... 1-888-937-8538

CREDIT & DEBIT CARD EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

HSBC BERMUDA Lost/Stolen EasyLink or Credit Cards: During Business Hours: 299-5518 Lost/Stolen Credit Cards Outside Business Hours: 1 (800) 556-LOST BUTTERFIELD BANK Report lost or stolen credit cards (9:00am – 5:00pm) – 299-3800 or call collect 1-402-222-3600 CAPITAL G MasterCard: 1-812-647-9794 Visa: 1-800-336-8472

GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION

BUSES The Central Bus Terminal is located on Washington Street, Hamilton. For information, schedules, and to report lost and found call 292-3851 |www. BermudaBuses.bm Continued on pg 11


10 Meet the Team 

candice

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meet the team Publisher: Editor: General Manager: Production: Accounts: Sales & Marketing: Design & Concep Photography: Printers: Distribution: Writers:

Bermuda Directories Limited Candice E. Dickinson e: candice@thisweek.bm Horst Augustinovic e: netlink@cwbda.bm Peter Marsh e: peter@bermudadirectory.com Equilla Rawlins e: quill@bermudadirectory.com Simona Terceira e: simona@thisweek.bm Peter Marsh, Candice E. Dickinson Candice E. Dickinson, Various contributing Photographers Kirkwood Printing, Wilmington, MA, USA Kenny Watson Candice E. Dickinson, Simona Terceira, Roger Crombie, Horst Augustinovic, Barry Cohen, Greg Stenzel, Dr. Edward Cecil Harris Offices Address: 13 Addendum Lane, Pembroke HM 07 Mailing: P.O. Box HM 937, Hamilton HM DX, Bermuda Telephone: 441-295-1189 Fax: 441-295-3445 E-mail: info@thisweekinbermuda.bm Web: www.thisweek.bm

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The Bermuda Post Office is pleased to offer “Bermuda Postal Service 1812–2012”, a series of six stamps commemorating 200 years of postal service in Bermuda. These stamps will be released on 19 April 2012. First Day Cover $7.00, cost per set $4.60. Available at the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau.

For more information please e-mail philatelic@gov.bm


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 11 FERRIES Government Ferries operate out of Hamilton. Tokens can be purchased at the Ferry Terminal on Front Street just west of the Birdcage. For information, schedules or to report lost and found call 295-4506 | www.seaexpress.bm Transportation passes are valid for both bus and ferry services.

CHURCHES

Check with conceirge desk about times of services or check Friday’s and Saturday’s local news papers The Royal Gazette or Bermuda Sun Agape Faith Kingdom Ministries............... 234-0305

New Creation Worship Centre................... 296-5054

AME African Methodist Episcopal Churches............................... 292-0505, 292-3530

New Evangel Tabernacle.............................. 292-8839

Anglican Churches ....................................... 292-4033

New Genesis - A Fellowship of Families............................................. 599-1298

Apostolic Faith............................................... 236-8607

New Testament Church of God ................ 295-0693

Baha’i National Centre ................................. 292-2723

New Thought Ministries ............................ 293-1360

Baptist Churches ........................................... 295-6555

Open Door Christian Assembly................ 293-2689

Bermuda International Christian Fellowship............................................... 292-3568

Peace Lutheran Church............................... 236-5330

Better Covenant Christian Felllowship.............................................. 296-7219 Body of Christ................................................ 292-0425

Pentacostal Churches................................... 292-4869 Radnor Road Christian Fellowship.............................................. 293-4041

Brethren Churches........................................ 234-3250

Restoration & Intercession Ministries............................................... 232-0415

Christ Church................................................ 236-0400

Restoration Fellowship................................ 236-8676

Church of Christ - Brighton Hill............... 236-2745

Restoration House Ministeries................... 293-3104

Church of God & Saints of Christ............. 238-0841

Roman Catholic Churches - Diocesan Centre................................. 292-1981

Church of God of Prophecy....................... 292-4074 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints............................................... 293-2793 Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.................... 295-9640 Ethiopian Orthodox Church...................... 297-8411 Evangelical Church....................................... 236-2294 First Church of Christ Scientist................. 292-6030 First Church of God..................................... 295-6080 First Church of The Nazarene...................... 236-0227, 236-8049 Good Shepherd Church.............................. 236-7414 Jehovah’s Witnesses ..................................... 292-7653 Jewish Community of Bermuda ................. 291-1785

Roman Catholic Churches - Sisters of Charity................................ 236-5877 Roman Catholic Churches - St. Theresa’s Cathedral....................... 292-0607 Salvation Army.............................................. 292-0601 Seventh-day Adventists Churches............. 292-4110 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church............. 292-7601 Touch Through Me Ministries................... 234-2770 Transfiguration Ministries ......................... 293-7972 United Holy Churches (Pentecostal) - Beulah Tabernacle.............................. 234-0633 Unity Foundation of Truth......................... 296-9445

Methodist Churches..................................... 292-0418

West Pembroke Pentacostal Assembly................................................ 292-2932

Muslim Community Centre....................... 292-5986

Word of Life .................................................. 234-4658

New Covenant Faith Centre....................... 295-0325

Worldwide Church of God......................... 232-5111


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Kite Flying in Bermuda was commemorated in 1995 by the Bermuda General Post Office with this postage stamp - part of a series of stamps celebrating Bermuda’s diverse Cultural Heritage.

Kite Flying in Bermuda was

CULTURAL EVENTS..............................................................12 commemorated in 1995 by ART IN THE ...................................................15 theCOMMUNITY Bermuda General Post

with the above SPORTS Office EVENTS..................................................................17

postage stamp – part of a series of stamps MIND SPORTS .....................................................................19 celebrating Bermuda’s diverse Cultural Heritage. CULTURAL EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT ...............................................................19

GOOD FRIDAY Across the Island Public holiday. Traditionally on Good Friday Bermudians enjoy hot cross buns, codfish cakes and kite flying all day. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DOLPHIN SHOWS Dolphins leap, splash and amaze in this delightful dolphin show set to music! Bring your family and friends. Offered at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays through March 11th. Dolphin Quest is located in the National Museum of Bermuda. Info & Admission: Admission to the museum is required for Dolphin Quest spectators and participants. (Museum Entrance Fee: $10 for Adults, $8 for seniors and children 13 years and under are free) ST. GEORGE’S OLDE TOWNE MARKET April 7, 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm, Water Street, Town of St. George Bermuda’s most historic town, St. George’s, has brought back an old European style street market of yesteryear with the products you want today. Explore the hidden treasures along Water Street while enjoying local foods, arts and crafts, fresh local produce and a pedlars market in the historic Town of St. George. Info: Courtney Trott, The Corporation of St. George, tel 441 297 1532, email ctrott@ stgeorge.bm or oldetownemarket@yahoo.com BERMUDA ANNUAL EXHIBITION April 19-21, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Botanical Gardens, South Road, Paget This 3-day event in spring showcases Bermuda’s agriculture and history and is a mainstay with locals and visitors. The 73rd Bermuda Annual Exhibition will showcase exotic plants, flowers


Calendar of Events 13 equestrian events, farm animals, live local and overseas entertainment each day. Food and refreshments provided by local charitable organisations with proceeds going to those respective charities. Info & Admission: Adults $10; children under 16 years and seniors $5, Georgette Caines, Department of Parks, tel 441 239 2351, email exhibition@logic.bm, website www.bdaexhibition.bm PEPPERCORN CEREMONY April 25, 11:00am, King’s Square, Town of St. George His Excellency, The Governor receives the Annual Rent for the State House from Freemasons Lodge 200 and holds a meeting of Governor’s Council, attended by the Premier and Cabinet Ministers. His Excellency arrives by Landau at King’s Square at 10:58am where His Worshipful The Mayor of St. George will meet him. His Excellency will inspect a Guard of Honour furnished by The Bermuda Regiment then receive and reply to an address of welcome by The Mayor. The Accountant General receives the Annual Rent of one Peppercorn on behalf of the Government for the State House from the Master of Lodge 200. After the Bishop has offered a prayer and pronounced a blessing on the meeting’s deliberations, His Excellency, preceded by the Officers of Lodge 200, will lead the Premier and Members of The Cabinet to the State House, which the Master Lodge 200 will make available for the meeting. After the meeting, His Excellency will attend an official reception given by the Mayor. Spectators are welcome and should be in place by 10:30am. Info & Admission: Free, Corporation of St. George, Storekeeper’s House, 5 Ordnance Island, St. George’s GE 05, tel 441 297 1532 ‘THE ENCHANTED ISLAND’ BY THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY OF BERMUDA (ONSCREEN IN HD) April 14, 5:00pm, Tradewinds Auditorium, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD! In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 35 minutes. Tickets: Available online www.premierticketsglobal.com or can be bought at the door. All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. Info: Matt Nester, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, email opera@gands.bm or website www.gands.bm PUCCINI’S ‘MADAMA BUTTERFLY’ BY THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY OF BERMUDA (ONSCREEN IN HD) April 28, 5:00pm, Tradewinds Auditorium, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD! Approximate running time: 3 hours, 10 minutes Tickets: are available online www.premierticketsglobal.com or can be bought at the door. All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. Info: Matt Nester, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, email opera@gands.bm or website www.gands.bm BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE: TUESDAY TOURS April 3; 10; 17; 24, Every Tuesday from 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Unlock your adventurous spirit! Let us guide you as you explore two floors of interactive exhibits. Info & Admission: adults: $12.50; seniors: $10.00; children 6-17 years: $6.00; children under 5 years free. Visitors with disabilities: access is available throughout BUEI; a wheelchair is available for those who request it. Tel 441 292 7219 or www.buei.org


14 Calendar of Events  CARTER HOUSE: AUTHENTIC SETTLERS DWELLING C. 1612 April 3-28, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Carter House, Southside, St. David’s Island, St. George’s The St. David’s Island Historical Society is building a Settler’s Dwelling c. 1612 using the same materials and methods/tools as Governor Moore used in July/August of 1612. Come and visit anytime between March thru July on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Info & Admission: Free. Donations are encouraged. Richard D. Spurling, The St. David’s Island Historical Society, tel 441 297 1958, email rspurling@logic.bm TUCKER’S POINT WHALE WATCHING EXCURSIONS WITH TUCKER’S POINT DIVE AND WATER SPORTS CENTRE Dive Shop & Water Sports Centre, Tucker’s Point Club, Tucker’s Town, 19 Harbour Drive, Hamilton Parish Meet at the Tucker’s Point Dive Shop and Water Sports Centre to embark on an excursion to look for humpback whales every Saturday throughout March and April, weather permitting. The trip may run until 5:00pm if the whales are not spotted until later. Bring a packed lunch, warm clothes, camera, sunscreen and anything you may need for a day on the water. Tucker’s Point Dive Shop supplies bottled water, coffee/tea and plenty of fun. Info & Admission: Admission: $80 per person. Reservations must be secured in advance with a valid credit card. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours forfeit full cost of excursion. Tucker’s Point Dive Shop & Water Sports Centre, Tucker’s Point Club, 19 Harbour Drive, Hamilton Parish, tel 441 298 4050, website www.divinginbermuda.com FANTASEA’S WHALE WATCHING Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting), Dockyard Tour Booth adjacent to the Dockyard Ferry Stop, Royal Naval Dockyard March and April is whale watching season in Bermuda. Join Fantasea Bermuda Ltd’s veteran whale watching crew for a safe and respectful observation of the incredible Humpback Whales on their migration North to the Arctic’s rich feeding grounds. This is a chance of a lifetime to see whales frolic on the surface and occasionally leap into the air. You can get up close and look at these awe inspiring creatures in their natural habitat. Fantasea Bermuda Ltd is dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing and adhere to internationally recognized whale watching guidelines and best practices. Full beverage service and restroom facilities available on-board. Wear warm clothes, bring a snack or lunch, and don’t forget your camera. Tour length can vary depending on the location and activity level of the whales. Please be advised that the tour length is approximately five hours on the open ocean and subject to sea conditions, some rolling and pitching can be expected. People prone to motion sickness are advised to take preventative measures. Tickets: $85.00 per person, $65.00 for children under 12 years, plus a $5.00 booking fee per reservation. To make a reservation go to www.fantasea.bm Info: Jacqui Frith, Office Manager, Fantasea Bermuda Ltd., tel 441 236 1300, email info@ fantasea.bm or website www.fantasea.bm BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE: WHALE WATCHING EXCURSIONS Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (Weather Permitting), Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Don’t miss this chance of a lifetime opportunity to observe the Humpback Whales breach the surface of the water and frolic with their calves as they migrate past Bermuda! Meeting place: under the verandah of the main door to BUEI. Departure time: Please contact BUEI for details. Departure point: guests are escorted to the dock at the water’s edge onboard the Explorer . Children 14 years and up permitted. Please bring your own snacks and nonalcoholic drinks. Cash bar available on boat. Don’t forget windbreakers, sweatshirts, jackets and your camera. Info & Admission: $90.00 for non-members and $80.00 for members; call for more information and reservations. 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke, tel 441 292 7219 or www.buei.org


Calendar of Events 15 CITY OF HAMILTON: CITY ART FESTIVAL April 26-30, Various locations in the City of Hamilton April 26 – from 5:30pm - 8:30pm City Art Festival Opening Day: Chancery Lane will be buzzing with excitement, entertainment, dining specials and featuring more than 20 local artists at Common Ground Café in Chancery Lane. April 28 – from 2:00pm – 7:00pm Art in the Park: live entertainment all day with art vendors featuring visual and performing arts, kids play area, kids crafts, merchandise area with locally made goods, food court with dining area, face painting, tattoos and more all held in the Par-la-Ville Park. Also available, a self-guided art walk held between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. May 3 – from 5:30pm-8:30pm Art in the Dark: a Happy Hour type atmosphere at City Hall. Art vendors will be out on the lawn, live entertainment throughout the evening and a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres available from the foyer. Both art galleries in the building, the Bermuda Society of Arts and the Bermuda National Gallery, will be open. Patrons are encouraged to continue the evening enjoying a lovely dining experience downtown at the participating restaurants, where artists’ work will be highlighted for the entire month of May. Info & Admission: Danilee Trott or Thomas Lightbourne, City of Hamilton, P.O. Box HM 1175, Hamilton HM EX, tel 441 279 5254, email events@cityhall.bm or website www. cityofhamilton.bm BERMUDA LECTURES & TOURS: WALKS & TALKS TOUR Daily, Various Locations Bermuda Lectures & Tours conduct private and guided walking tours (no join-ups). Tours are led by a husband (former teacher) and wife (conservationist) team specialising in history, architecture, mystery, natural history and Bermuda culture. Their walks are private, priced affordably and are ideally suited to active couples/families with children and also groups of up to 15 people. Walks can be, but are not restricted to, railway trails, beaches, parks/reserves as well as city tours of Hamilton and tours of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Talks can also be booked in advance for groups. Rates: tours are priced by the hour—contact Tim Rogers Info: Tim Rogers, Bermuda Lectures & Tours, P.O. Box SN 524, Southampton SN BX tel 441 238 0344, email trogers@northrock.bm THE PEOPLE’S MARKET Every Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, CedarBridge Academy, 1 CedarBridge Lane, Devonshire You are welcome to come out every Saturday and be a part of this community-based market. The People’s Market features: food stalls, a senior’s cafe, fresh vegetables, clothing vendors, hand-made Bermudian crafts, baked goods, jewellery, local entertainment and much more! Held inside CedarBridge Academy in the event of inclement weather. Info & Admission: Free. Tracey Trott, People’s Market, tel 441 735 2215 or email thepeoplesmarket@live.com

ART IN THE COMMUNITY RE-INTERPRETING THE EUROPEAN COLLECTION Bermuda National Gallery, 1st Floor, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, City of Hamilton In this exhibition, eight local and international artists were invited to respond to an historical artwork of choice. These artists include: James Cooper, Louisa Flannery, Charlie Godet Thomas, Titus Kaphar, Sunell Lombard, Lynn Morrell, Alan C. Smith and Sharon Wilson. By reinterpreting the artwork in the contemporary moment, these artists provide another layer of meaning to the original pieces; they bring their own histories and perspectives to historical artworks that may well be far removed from their pasts. These new artworks shape a new context for dialogue, using symbols and technology, for example, to comment on today’s society. The ex-


16 Calendar of Events  hibition also features a film created by local artist Milton Repose, which itself interprets the process of the exhibition, thus adding an additional layer of meaning. Bermuda National Gallery Director, Ms. Lisa Howie states, “This synergy of meaning purposefully moves away from a single, curatorial narrative, which fits with the Bermuda National Gallery’s core value of collaboration. Capturing diverse perspectives simultaneously is important to the vision of the Gallery as it moves toward greater inclusivity.” Info & Admission: Free Gallery Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Monday – Friday); 10:00am – 2:00pm (Saturday). Lisa Howie, Director, Bermuda National Gallery, tel 441 295 9428, email director@bng.bm or web www.bng.bm NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHTS 2007-2011 Bermuda National Gallery, 1st Floor, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, City of Hamilton This exhibition highlights many of the artworks acquired by the Bermuda National Gallery in the last four years. Central to the mission of the Bermuda National Gallery is to build a collection of artwork for the community, which reflects Bermuda’s heritage, internationalism, and artistic progress. Communicating who we are across time is central to this. In order to realise this community relevance, the Bermuda National Gallery is indebted to the support of the many art donors and artists who have given generously while recognising the significance of this collections’ growth. Here visitors will see artworks from early portraiture to contemporary photography, as well as ceramics, craft, textiles, and sculpture. Selections for the artwork undergo a rigorous assessment, ultimately ensuring the artwork’s positioning to community relevancy. Bermuda National Gallery Chairman, Gary L. Phillips, OBE, states, “In many ways, everything we aspire to stems from our collection, which has grown exponentially in the last few years. This exhibition provides opportunity to express our gratitude to those who have donated or assisted with acquisitions, as well as inform the community of our progress.” Info & Admission: Free, Gallery Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Monday – Friday); 10:00am – 2:00pm (Saturday). Lisa Howie, Director, Bermuda National Gallery, tel 441 295 9428, email director@bng.bm or web www.bng.bm BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY: EBONY G. PATTERSON ‘OUT & BAD’ Bermuda National Gallery, 2nd Floor, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, City of Hamilton This exhibition explores an area of popular culture, specifically examining the identity of a powerful demographic in the island context, young black men. Ebony G. Patterson’s artwork is very much a reflection on the ways in which young black men shape their identities within the Jamaican dancehall culture, and in this reflection she posits the question: How do these young men craft their masculinity? Admission: Free, donations are welcome. Info: Lisa Howie, Director, Bermuda National Gallery, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, Hamilton, tel 441 295 9428, email director@bng.bm or web www.bng.bm MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART: A ROCK & AN OCEAN EXHIBIT Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, 183 South Road, Paget A special 25th anniversary exhibition highlighting the history of Masterworks. The Museum is wheelchair accessible with ramps and an elevator. April 2nd – 29th Philatelic Stamp Exhibit The history of Bermuda stamps in the Rick Faries Gallery. MUSEUM & HOMER CAFE HOURS ARROWROOT GIFT SHOP

Serving a full selection of breakfast and lunch items, and even a traditional Afternoon Tea on Sundays, as well as made up Picnic baskets for lunch in the park. There is outdoor seating in the courtyard, and the cafe also gives full access to “Dobby’s Hideaway”, the lounge below. MONDAY – SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM SUNDAY 11:30AM – 4:30PM AFTERNOON TEA SERVED ON SUNDAYS 2PM – 4PM


Calendar of Events 17 April 9th – 13th Arts for All - FREE community art workshops taking place throughout the island at various schools. Check www.bermudamasterworks.com for full details. April 19th – 29th Royal Stamp Exhibit - Stamps from the Queen’s personal collection on loan to Masterworks highlighting three Perot stamps. April 26th - Artist in Residence Slideshow Kevin Lombard & Judith Paixao, Emmy award winning documentary film maker and jewellery maker. 5:30pm for a 6pm start/ $10mbrs / $15non, soup and sandwiches included. April 28th - Super Saturday, FREE fairy and gnome art activities, 10am – 2pm Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sundays 11:00am – 4:30pm Info & Admission: Admission: $5.00; free for members and children under 12 years, tel 441 236 2950, email mworks@logic.bm or website www.bermudamasterworks.com SPORTS WALKING CLUB OF BERMUDA Various Locations Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! April 1 - Clearwater Beach, Southside, St. David’s April 8 - (Easter) Horseshoe Bay, South Road, Southampton April 15 - Harrington Sound School parking lot, Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s April 22 - Astwood Park, South Road, Warwick April 29 - Shelly Bay, North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish Admission: Free Info: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, 19 Pomander Road, Paget, tel 441 737 0437, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or website walk.free.bm

The Bermuda CrafT markeT aT dOCkYard

Located in the old Cooperage Building, the Bermuda Craft Market is home to a group of talented crafters creating beautiful hand made Bermudian souvenirs. It is not uncommon to find the crafters at their tables demonstrating their particular craft and eager to chat. We invite you to browse the market for that special souvenir for yourself or a friend . Amongst the crafts on display and for sale are candles, Bermuda cedar, notecards, ceramics, Christmas decorations, Banana leaf dolls, sand sculpture, jewellery in many forms, wearable art , needlework, quilting, seaglass art, soaps, Antique books and prints, reproducations. Bermuda maps and more. For your convenience we also carry a range of Bermuda themed foods from honey, jam, pepper jams , cookies and rum cakes. We also carry bottled water and sodas. Postage stamps and transport tokens also available. Opening Times … November through march 10am - 5pm, april through October 9am - 6pm or 8pm for overnight cruise passengers, 7-days a week.

The Bermuda CrafT markeT Tel: (441) 234-3208

4 Freeport Road, Dockyard MA 01 Fax: (441) 234-3327 E-Mail: bdacraftmkt@northrock.bm

BERMUDA CRAFT . . . . A LIVING HERITAGE We accept Master Card, Visa & American Express

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VIII

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

HENRY VIII

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub is located on Bermuda’s beautiful South Shore. Named after a Tudor King renowned for his enjoyment of food, drink and music. Henrys has been operating for over 40 years providing good food and lively entertainment in a wonderful setting. Isn’t it time for a little fun? Why not enjoy dancing the night away with our late night entertainment. Our Oak Room Pub continues to be the place for music and merriment. FRIDAY NIGHTS: Tempo SATURDAY NIGHTS: DJ Uncle SUNDAY NIGHTS: House DJ

Robin Hood is Bermuda’s # 1 Sports Bar, offering state of the art satellite coverage of all your favorite sporting events on 15 different plasma screens, including but not limited to Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, NFL, NHL, NBA, and NASCAR. Every Tuesday night is QUIZ NIGHT! Mondays enjoy $10 entrees! Tel: 441 295 3314 25 Richmond Road Pembroke, Bermuda FROG & ONION PUB LIVE ISLAND MUSIC Daily, Frog & Onion Pub, Royal Naval Dockyard Come to the Frog & Onion Pub to get that ‘Island Feeling’ with local entertainers and great island sounds. Pub Live Island Music: Mondays – Sundays from 1:30pm – 3:30pm; Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm Tel 441 234 2900 website www.frogandonion.bm

ROSS “BLACKIE” TALBOT CHARITY CLASSIC April 11-13, 14, Gala Dinner, Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club, Riddell’s Bay Road, Warwick Since its modest beginnings in 1993, the Ross “Blackie” Talbot Memorial Charity Golf Tournament has become a fixture on the annual fund-raising calendar of Bermuda. Mr. Ross “Blackie” Talbot was a member of the world famous Talbot Brothers musical group. Ross and the Talbot Brothers became true goodwill ambassadors for Bermuda. The tournament represents a legacy of caring and its evolution into a permanent foundation stands as a testament to the love Ross had for Bermuda. 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of this charity classic. The gala dinner to be held on Saturday, April 14. Registration: www.rbtcharitygolf.org Info: Ross “Blackie” Talbot Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Suite 787, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton, tel 441 292 1222, email info@rbtcharitygolf. org or website www.rbtcharitygolf.org BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL RACE WEEK - 2012 April 22 - 27, Great Sound Inaugurated by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in 1927, this regatta attracts top skippers in keelboat and dinghy classes from many countries. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is open to the public for viewing and special functions during this regatta. Info & Admission: Free, Sailing Secretary, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Point Pleasant Road, City of Hamilton, tel 441 294 6716 or email sailingoffice@ rbyc.bm or website www.rbyc.bm VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT OCEAN VIEW Wednesdays, Ocean View Golf Course, Devonshire A weekly golf tournament held on Wednesdays at Ocean View, a 9-hole, par 35 (2,940 yards) course. Special rates: $50.00 per person inclusive of golf cart for 18 holes; club rentals $20.00 Prizes: awarded for 1st and 2nd place Tee-off time: book early, tel 441 295 9093. Last tee-off time for tournament entry, 12 noon Info: Ocean View Golf Course, 2 Barker’s Hill Road, Devonshire DV 05, tel 441 295 9093, email ovgc@ bermudagolf.bm or website www.oceanviewgolf.bm VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT - PORT ROYAL Tuesdays, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton A biweekly golf tournament held Mondays and Thursdays at Port Royal, a par 71 (6,842 yards) course and the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Special rates: $110 per person inclusive of golf cart for 18 holes; club rentals $25.00 Prizes: 1, 2, 3 and certificate for winner Tee-off time: book early, tel 441 295 9093 Info: Port Royal Golf Course, 5 Middle Road, Southampton SN 05, tel 441 234 0974, email prgc@ bermudagolf.bm or website www.portroyalgolf.bm


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FRIDAY NIGHTS ON ROTATION KARAOKE WORKING TITLE

SATURDAY NIGHTS ON ROTATION HOUSE DJ'S DJ CASPER & DJ ICEMAN

Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton | TEL 441 295 8299 Mon-Fri: 11am to 1am | Sat-Sun: 9am to 1am Lunch: 11am to 5pm | Dinner: 5pm to 11pm

ENTERTAINMENT LEMON TREE CAFE - HAPPY HOUR Every Friday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 7 Queen Street, City of Hamilton Dance to the DJ’s disco-style tunes or to sit and chat in the outdoor lounge overlooking Par-LaVille Park. Info: Free. Lemon Tree Cafe, tel 441 292 0235 HAMILTON PRINCESS HAPPY HOUR Every Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 76 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke Weekly waterfront happy hour overlooking Hamilton Harbour. Rain or shine, come greet old friends and meet new ones all summer long! Info: Free. Hamilton Princess, tel 441 295 3000

Wine Buffet, Lobster Fest & Brazilian Churrasco!!! See page 78 for details!! There is always something happening at Rumbar in the evenings. Stop in for a fresh order of the best guacamole and chips on the island and a happy hour drink or a few.

CINCO DE MAYO “SAVE THE DATE” MAY 4 & 5TH

Victoria Place, 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton, 441 296-5050, www.irg.bm

MIND SPORTS BERMUDA BRIDGE CLUB GAMES Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, Bermuda Bridge Club, Pomander Road, Paget The Bermuda Bridge Club runs regular bridge games that are open to anyone including visitors. The Club plays Duplicate Contract Bridge. Games are open to all except on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, which are restricted to players with less than 300 and 100 Master points. Game times: Mondays 12:30pm & 7:30pm Wednesdays 9:30am & 7:30pm (under 100 points) Thursdays 7:30pm (under 300 points) Fridays 7:30pm Admission: $10 per game for non-members. Games are played all year round and are subject to Christmas and New Year holidays. tel 441 236 0551 or www.bermudabridge.com


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HEALTH

& beauty

THE BEST 8 AGE–WELL STRATEGIES 1. Quantity matters. More than 2000 studies show that the less you eat, the longer you live. Experts recommend reducing calories by an average of 20-30% a day. 2. Mediterranean diet. Eating a diet made up of mostly fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, unsaturated fats like olive oil, whole grains and fish can boost heart health, lower inflammation and help you live longer. 3. Omega-3 fatty acids. The essential polyunsaturated fats in fish and flax seeds have been shown to reduce inflammation, fight heart disease and prevent age-related blindness. For anti-ageing benefits, take 2-4 g of omega-3 with DHA and EPA a day. 4. Antioxidants. Combat cellular damage and look younger by drinking green tea, and eating top antioxidant-rich foods: berries, plums, apples, prunes, beans, pecans, artichokes and cherries. 5. Stress buster. Stress can cause everything from reduced immunity to sagging skin. Calm your body, mind and soul with daily yoga, meditation or deep-breathing exercises. 6. Sunscreen. Minimize wrinkles and age spots with sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays. 7. Chiropractic. A properly aligned spine can take pressure off the nervous system, allowing your body to heal itself and your bones and joints to age in a balanced way. 8. Thermage procedure. Face Lift Without Surgery ? Turn back the hands of time with the Thermage procedure Are your good looks beginning to show the common signs of aging? Sagging cheeks, deep crow’s feet, or even a neck ‘wattle’ can add decades to your appearance, and your skin won’t ‘bounce back’ like it used to as you age. Thermage can help you improve some of those pesky problems that suddenly age you no matter how well you’ve taken care of yourself. The only skin clinic in Bermuda that offers this physician-only treatment performed by a registered nurse is the Dermatology & Skin Care Center. I wanted to learn more about this amazing technique so I went to see Dr. Alexander Romeo. Here is how he explained the amazing advantages of using the Thermage treatment. Thermage uses radiofrequency waves to tighten skin that has lost its elasticity due to aging, sun exposure and hereditary factors. It works by heating the deep collagen fibers in a uniform pattern while protecting the skin with a cooling spray causing the deep structures to immediately tighten. Over the next 2 to 6 months new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin, softened wrinkles and lines and an overall younger looking appearance. Although it is called a “non-surgical facelift” it is not a substitute for people who really need a face lift. Women 35-65 have the best and most predictable results. If your skin is too lax your results will not be so drastic. It takes 1 to 2 hours depending on the area being treated. Thermage used to be a painful procedure when it first appeared in 2000. Medication had to be given. It now uses new larger tips to cover more area on the face with lower heat setting. It is like getting a warm facial. You can return immediately to work and makeup can be applied. No post care is needed. We recommend a sunscreen to protect your skin and your investment. Unlike lasers, thermage works on all skin types. We are the only skin clinic in Bermuda that offers this physician-only treatment performed by a registered nurse Ms. Willi Lawrence. A single treatment is all that is needed lasting for years. Why wait another year? Thermage gives you back the you, you used to know. Find out if it is the right choice for you!


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Thermage is the only noninvasive procedure that can lift sagging eyebrows, increase prominence of cheekbones, re-define the jawline and improve appearance of double chins and sagging necks in a single treatment. No surgery, no needles or downtime.

Liquid Facelift Treatments IPL/Laser Hair Removal Botox Restylane/Juvederm Lunchtime Peels Microdermadbrasion Acne Treatments Facials Vein Treatments Massage Waxing Eyelash Perm Call Ms. Lawrence at 295-9963 for free consultation

DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CARE CENTER Sea Venture Building, 19 Parliament Street, Hamilton

Dr. Alexander C. Romeo M.D. | Ms Willi Lawrence R.N. | Leanda Wallis-Heeb


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Healing through acupuncture and Tai chi Interview with Dr. Troy Tweed by Simona Terceira

There is quite a bit of mystery surrounding acupuncture so I have interviewed Dr. Troy Tweed to help us better understand the term. Dr. Troy Tweed is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Tai Chi Instructor. His office is located in Warwick, 71 Middle Road at the Chinese Healing Art Center. He has 10 years of training with Dr. In Gill Lee in New York City and returned to Bermuda, two years ago to practice. His Tai Chi instructor training took place in China. WHaT is acupuncTure? Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that is over 3000 years old. It involves placing very thin needles in precise acupuncture points to help the body return to a state of harmony, equilibrium, and health. These goals for healing are echoed in Western medicine. I was taught that the patient is a triune being — body, mind and spirit—and that the body has an inherent, self-regulating mechanism designed to restore balance. My study of acupuncture has convinced me that it is remarkably effective in promoting the body’s own healing action. It is one of the oldest forms of natural medicine practiced worldwide. HoW Does acupuncTure Work? Research conducted in the West indicates that the needles create stimuli to the nervous system, initiating cascades of neuro-endocrine reactions. Chemicals are then released that help restore a biochemical balance. All the systems of the body, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the central nervous system, the immune system, and the endocrine system, are affected during acupuncture treatment, bringing about a decrease in pain, relief of symptoms, or resolution of the illness. WHaT can you TreaT THrougH acupuncTure? At Chinese Healing Arts Center, I treat weight problems, pain, chronic fatigue, sciatica, low energy, emotional health, fertility and reproductive health, sports injuries, arthritis, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, pregnancy wellness, menopause, allergies, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis, digestive disorders, headaches and migraines. HoW Will i Feel aFTer a TreaTmenT? The immediate response to treatment may vary from a feeling of relaxation to a slight increase in symptoms for one or two days, which, if it does occur, is usually mild and short-lived before improvement begins. Some patients might hesitate to seek acupuncture treatment because they feel uncomfortable about the use of needles. It is important to understand that acupuncture treatment is not like getting a shot. The needles are so thin that, if the patient senses them at all, they feel more like the sting of a mosquito or the plucking of an eyebrow. can you Tell me a FeW WorDs abouT Tai cHi? Tai Chi and acupuncture are related together. Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion”, but it might well be called “medication in motion”. There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. I teach Tai Chi every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Chinese Healing Arts Center in Warwick. Tai Chi promotes stress relief, mental tranquility, physical fitness, corrects posture, balance and improves Blood and Chi circulation.

Services

Taijiquan • Training • Health Products • Teas Hobby Store • Toys • Professional acupuncture

441 236 4000

chinesehealingarts@myoffice.bm • www.littleherbalshop.bm 71 Middle Road • WaRWick Wk 06 (opposite Warwick Pond)


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BERMUDA haha

By Roger Crombie

GROWING UP Growing up — which is something everyone around me should do immediately — what was your attitude to the rules? Were you a good boy or girl, or were you a rebel? To answer the question, just look in the mirror. Whoever you are now is whoever you were when you were growing up. It works like that. My brother was the sort who, shown exactly where the line was and warned not to cross it at his peril, crossed it. He found himself in all manner of hot water. He broke his bones. He was hit by just about everyone he came into contact with. Today, he is the best man I know and, as a teacher, he enforces the rules. My experience was and is to push a toe right up to the line and see what happens. Nothing happens, of course. I’m still this side of the line. I was hardly what you’d call a Goody Two Shoes as a youth, but I understood about the line and its consequences. As a result, I was never hit by anyone until I was 21. It wasn’t a smack on the hand with a ruler, it was a knock-out blow to the jaw. That is a story for another page. I was punished at school just once. Attendance at the Saturday afternoon rugby game was mandatory if you weren’t playing in it. This was a massive pain in the keester for the 14-year-old I was. I had things to do on a Saturday afternoon. I can’t recall what they were, and I’m sure they were idiotic and pointless, but at the time they mattered to me. Off to the game, one freezing cold November afternoon, with a pal. The rugger buggers were hard at it. As you know, my job now is to stick my tongue out at people. I felt it was my job that Saturday afternoon, too, so we began a running commentary on the game from the sidelines. Our comments must have been inane, childish and generally disrespectful, but all the other long-suffering non-rugby fans, deprived of their Saturday afternoons, gathered around to listen. Soon, we were attracting more attention than the rugby. Students plugging into a comedy act by two smart alecs was not the reason they were there, so Mr. Ramage, the history teacher, came over and broke it up. Everyone had to go back to watching the rugby and not commentating on it. My co-defendant and I were issued with punishments known as detentions. You had to stay after school and do some dumb thing like cleaning the library. A detention card was issued, with a space for the reason it had been issued. Ours said: “Ribaldry”. It was a fair cop. We had indeed been ribald. I’ve been ribald ever since, because I learned on that muddy field in the north of London, back when the Beatles topped the charts, that being funny made people pay attention — like you just did. See? It works.


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ART matters

STAMP EXHIBIT AT MASTERWORKS As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations this year, The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will be hosting a once in a lifetime stamp exhibit from April 2nd – 29th. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Bermuda Post Office, the exhibit will showcase the history of Bermuda stamps. Bermuda held a pioneering role in the development of the modern day postal service as one of the first jurisdictions to introduce a uniform postal rate in 1842, only two years behind the United Kingdom and three years ahead of the USA. Perot’s introduction of postage stamps to the colony in 1848 made Bermuda only the second British colony to issue its own stamps, and was ahead of many other countries such as France (1849), Canada (1851), Russia (1857) and Italy (1862). On April 19th, three very special Perot stamps will join the exhibit. Named after William B. Perot, Bermuda’s first Postmaster General from 1818 to 1862, and representing some of the rarest and most desirable stamps in the world, these three stamps are being lent from Her Majesty The Queen’s private stamp collection for the exhibition. The three Perot stamps will travel to Bermuda along with the famous Kirkcudbright Cover bearing a block of ten 1d blacks – the first stamps used in the world – and used on the first day of issue on 6th May 1840, as well as a number of other early stamps of Great Britain provided from The Royal Philatelic Collection. The three Perot stamps from The Queen’s collection will also be joined by five other Perot stamps owned by Dr David Saul and David Pitts (an American stamp collector), bringing together probably for the first time since the mid-19th Century, eight of the remaining eleven Perots believed to exist.  Michael Sefi, the Keeper of Her Majesty The Queen’s private stamp collection, commented: “Only 11 Perot stamps are believed to have survived and it is a rare thing indeed for the three held in The Queen’s private collection to be travelling overseas. That they are ‘returning’ to Bermuda for the first time is particularly appropriate and, on its 200th anniversary, celebrates the important role the Bermuda Post Office played in the development of the modern postal system.”  Mr. Sefi will be giving talks to school children and at Masterworks while on the island. For more information contact the Masterworks Museum on 236-2950 or check the website www.bermudamasterworks.com for full details.  Masterworks are honoured to be hosting such rare and important stamps and says Tom Butterfield: “In our 25th Anniversary year it is thrilling to us that we are able to host these stamps to share with the people of Bermuda and our visitors. They will compliment our collection and add to the overall experience of seeing a little piece of Bermuda’s history and culture when one walks through our doors. This exhibit is an illustration that visual art forms take on many interpretations and this adds to that lexicon. We sincerely hope that all of Bermuda will come down to the Botanical Gardens and see this once in a lifetime exhibit. “


In the Arts 25 ANTHONY PETTIT Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Emphemera. TEL 441 292 2482 WEB www.anthonypettit.com *By Appointment Only BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY Exhibitions change throughout the year and are supported by a variety of interesting lectures, films, and events. TEL 441 295 9428, WEB www.bng.bm LOCATION City Hall & Arts centre, Church Street, Hamilton (Upstairs) GALLERY HOURS Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm ADMISSION Free MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART This Year Masterworks celebrates it’s 25th anniversary. TEL 441 236 2950 WEB www.bermudamasterworks.com LOCATION Botanical Gardens, Paget GALLERY HOURS Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm ADMISSION $5, free for members and children under 12 WINDJAMMERII ART GALLERY AT THE FAIRMONT Stop by the Windjammer II and catch one of the resident artists painting. TEL 441 295 1783, WEB www.windjammer2.com LOCATION Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton GALLERY HOURS Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm ADMISSION Free BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS Exhibitions change regularly. TEL 441 292 3824 WEB www.bsoa.bm LOCATION City Hall & Arts Centre, Hamilton GALLERY HOURS Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm Saturdays, 10am – 2pm ADMISSION Free BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE AT DOCKYARD Fostering an appreciation and understanding of the Arts since 1984. TEL 441 234 2809 WEB www.artbermuda.bm LOCATION Royal Naval Dockyard GALLERY HOURS Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm ADMISSION Free

City Hall & Arts Centre Church Street, Hamilton Free Admission Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturdays 10am - 2pm www.bng.bm


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ARTIST of

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If you happen to be visiting St. George’s during the months of April - July, keep an eye out for Kevin Lombard and Judith Paixao. They are the Masterworks Artists in Residence and will be staying at the Masterworks Studio in St. George’s while working and collectively offering “salons de bijouterie” for local residents and visitors to design and purchase the uniquely Bermudian pieces. Kevin will be filming and producing a short documentary on the history of sea glass in Bermuda and Judith will be collecting sea glass and making jewelry, chandeliers/ light fixtures etc. from her findings combined with driftwood and handmade paper. Students will learn how to collect and be part of the process to make such items. Kevin and his student filmcrew will be filming the design salons as well! Kevin and Judith’s art exhibition starts on July 6th at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in Botanical Gardens. Kevin and Judith are also the founders of ‘The Wounded Marine Careers Foundation’ that trains wounded Marines for careers in the media arts particularly for the film making process from scripting to cinematography to editing. They have a pretty incredible background, stories to tell and together are creating an even more promising future while sharing their passion for art, adventure, education, sailing and life in general! HOW DID YOU AND KEVIN MEET? We met in 2005; I had a 50’ Hardin Ketch sailboat that I wanted to sail to Florida to live for the winter. I had hired a captain to leave with me on December 1st from Connecticut, but at the last minute he received a larger job to go to Europe. He suggested a good friend of his, a man by the name of Kev Lombard, who was a cinematographer in between commercial assignments and who was also a master sailor and might be interested in the adventure to sail on the outside down to Ft. Lauderdale. Kev showed up the next day and we instantly hit it off. We fell in love somewhere off the coast of Georgia, I think, about 300 miles offshore. We went through all kinds of sailing hell together on that trip and quickly learned that we could trust each other with our lives. (Each meeting our soulmate on that trip was certainly the last thing either of us expected!) We married in 2007 when we started our Foundation to train wounded Marines for new careers in media arts, it was quite clear that we had become life partners as artists, educators, sailors and whatever else. We’ve weathered many a literal and figurative storm since then. Interestingly, we’ll be sea bound for Bermuda on our fifth anniversary, March 24th, 2012! A nice metaphor for our life, I think.


In the Arts 27 PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT KEVIN AND WHAT HE DOES? Kev is a four-time Emmy award winner with numerous other cinematography awards for his directing and camerawork (Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, 20/20, Sixty Minutes). He was Walter Cronkite’s personal cinematographer and spent a month in Egypt with Walter and Anwar Sadat the month prior to Sadat’s assassination. He became particularly known for his fashion cinematography; as such he directed and produced all of Victoria’s Secrets commercials along with those for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Chicos, etc. for years until we started our Foundation. In 2007 a US Navy Vice-Admiral approached Kev to do a documentary about the wounded Marines who were living in hospital, not knowing what to do ongoing with their lives. Kev’s response was that he would rather assemble a group of his colleagues and go in to the hospitals to teach the wounded Marines how to tell their own stories. We founded the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation (WMCF), received immediate approval from the Secretary of the Navy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, sold our house, put everything in storage and moved out to San Diego, CA to build a media training center/schoolhouse. We started our first class to train 22 wounded Marines to be video journalists in January 2008. Since that time we’ve trained more than 90 ill, wounded and injured Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and even one Airman. More than half of them are working in the industry. We moved on to our boat three years ago as we were stationed in Washington DC and Quantico VA to carry out a Dept. of Labor training grant. We now have a for-profit video production company, Command Media Corp, which hires our graduate wounded Veterans and works extensively in the industry. Clients include GoreTex, University of Southern California (USC), UCLA, the Marine Corps Association, City of Twentynine Palms, Copper Mountain College, the US Army, the Dept. of Defense, the TATITLEK Indian nation, and many others. WMCF has been all-consuming since 2008; we are thrilled to be turning the reigns of Command Media over to two Marines who will be essentially running it while we are in Bermuda. They’ll do much of the editing on the documentary that Kev will be filming in Bermuda! PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT JUDITH AND WHAT SHE DOES? I started out as an intern to George Gallup, Sr. in Princeton and went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Chicago Advertising Club. I developed a particular expertise in real estate feasibility consulting and worked for the Government of Mexico, the City of

A painting by Kevin.

A donated piece to MasterWorks Gala...


28 In the Arts New Orleans, and many others for years. My mother is an artist and always taught us to make everything we wore or gave. So when my son Ben was in his forth form year at Kent School I decided to make a necklace for myself to go with an outfit I bought at Eileen Fisher. I was so pleased with it that I wore the ensemble in our Westport, CT Eileen Fisher store and Eileen’s assistant happened to be visiting. They asked if I had more jewelry in my collection and so I promised I’d bring it in the following week when she’d be in town. Needless to say I put together my first “collection” quickly. Eileen Fisher immediately started sending clients to the store to hire me to design special one-of-a-kind pieces for them. I was launched! Never looked back at real estate and worked as a designer in Westport, New York and eventually for H. Stern in Brazil and NYC. I’ve held “Salons De Bijouterie” throughout the country and plan to do so in Bermuda for Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Each piece I do is collaboratively designed between the woman who has something in mind and myself; some of my best work was a client’s vision! For instance, the bridal collection I’m doing right now for a woman who will be married in Spanish Cay, Bahamas next month is made entirely of coral, seashells and organic pieces I collected on the beach there over New Year’s. I am particularly excited to be making jewelry with found objects from Bermuda beaches and mentoring/working with some of Bermuda’s finest young artists! HOW DOES IT ALL COME TOGETHER? Hhhhmmmmm… on a personal, spiritual, artistic, professional or sailing level? I’d say that both being artists and being so passionate about sailing enables “it all” to come together. We live aboard our boat and completely respect and are interested in what each other does. Kev is my best jewelry critic and gives great advice when I’m creating. (Not bad having a Victoria’s Secret aficionado as a partner, eh?!) I’ve learned video/documentary production and serve as his producer on all video jobs. We’ve run the Foundation together and are at one with sailing offshore. I’d say it’s pretty seamless between us, which allows it all to come together, not that it hasn’t been tough. We joke that when we started the Foundation (only 5 years ago!) I was a brunette and Kev had hair. Finances have certainly gone out the window! We’ve learned a lot since then and always go back to drawing upon the simplicity and inspiration of living on the water aboard our beloved sailboat “Viagem”, which means “Journey”, in Portuguese. (Kev asks that I point out that my last name, Paixao, means “passion” in Portuguese; my father is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.) WHAT WILL YOU BE EXHIBITING AT MASTERWORKS AND WHEN? Kev will be filming and producing a short documentary on the history of sea glass in Bermuda. We’ll be working with several divers who specialize in bottle collecting. Things

A fitted dinghy boutonnieres Judith made for a her son’s wedding party two years ago in BDA … dinghy cast in gold, sails made from the bride’s wedding dress, pennant from the groomsmen’s specially made ties, set against a sprig of Bermuda Cedar!

Judith and Kev are the founders of ‘The Wounded Marine Careers Foundation’ that trains wounded marines for careers in the media arts particularly for the film making process from scripting to cinematography to editing. Visit www.thisweek.bm to read more.


In The Arts 29 thrown overboard (or off a cliff into one of your many fabulous in-water dumps!) is how sea glass starts. He’ll also be filming my teaching local young art students to make jewelry from sea glass. There might be some other local sea glass artists whom we film. We’ll turn the Masterworks Art Studio located in St. George’s into a tandem jewelry studio and video production studio! I believe that our show starts July 6th, 2012. It will feature Kev’s mini documentary along with jewelry and other pieces that I have made along with my students while in Bermuda. I am particularly excited about the displays for the jewelry, we’re going to make sea glass chandeliers/ light fixtures from driftwood and handmade paper and hang it all from the ceiling! Hopefully we’ll be able to take lots of orders, as we’ll hold six “Salons de Bijouterie” in St. George’s while in residence. In this manner Bermudian ladies and gents will be able to come and interact with the students and myself and help design (and purchase!) uniquely Bermudian pieces from local sea glass that they’d like to wear! HOW MIGHT SOMEONE REACH YOU OR KEEP UP WITH YOUR TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES? People ought to log on to www.coastaldailypacket.com which is our daily blog. Also, stop in to the Masterworks Art Studio in St. George’s located in the lower flat in Buckingham House, just off of King’s Square and the phone number is 297-1841; we’ll be working there everyday, except at low tide, which is when I’ll be out gathering with my students and Kev will be out filming. We’ll be moored off Convict Bay Boatyard from April 1 through July 28, when we’ll need to leave (hopefully well ahead of hurricane season)! Of course, word of mouth is the most powerful communicator but I’d also try calling Kate Waters at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, tel 441 299 4000 and she’ll find us right away! One other way would be to call Sandra Soares at Bermuda Yacht Services, tel 441 297 2798 on Ordinance Island in St. George’s, our landlord-at-sea while we’re in residence!

Monday-Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:30pm museum is accessible with ramps and an elevator.

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.

Located in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, five minutes from Hamilton, the museum is on three major bus routes (1,2 & 7) and is clearly signposted from all entrances.

at masterworks Hours of operation

Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, 11:00am - 4:30pm afternoon tea

Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sandwiches, paninis, salads, quiche, soup, hot lunches, baked goods, specialty coffees, afternoon tea and even picnic baskets to go! serviced by

we also offer a range of bakery products that are gluten free

The Botanical Gardens • 183 South Road Paget, DV 04 • Bermuda Tel: (441) 299-4000 • Fax: (441)-236-4402

www.bermudamasterworks.com


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Heritage MatterS

by Dr. Edward Harris, MBE

Bermuda ‘Nonsuch’ Forts WHEREAS it is deemed expedient to authorize the taking over by the Colony from the War Department of ‘Castle Island’ on certain conditions, and also to assume control over the islands at the entrance of Castle Harbour known as ‘Brangman’s’ and the ‘Old Castle’ with the view to their preservation as historic sites with the ancient buildings and remains thereon… With those bold words, expressing a farsighted policy of preservation, the twelfth law of the Year of Our Lord 1911, ‘The Historic Buildings Act’ came into being on the 9 March. It would be another 40 years before a similar Act was promulgated to protect the historic buildings of the town of St. George’s and almost 80 years before a National Parks system was established to preserve other historic forts on government lands. The proponents of the 1911 Act recognized the historic importance of Castle Island and the two adjacent ones, now called Charles and Southampton Islands. We can now spell out in detail, thanks to recent research, what that heritage value was and still is, for Castle Island is Bermuda’s ‘Nonsuch’, as far as its earliest fortifications and those erected in the first English colonies in this hemisphere are concerned. When suggesting Castle Island, with Southampton Fort adjacent, is Bermuda’s Nonsuch, the comparison is not with the nearby island of that name, but with a building that elevated the word to an iconic level. That was Nonsuch Palace, erected ——— King’s Castle has stood since 1913 and protected the principal Castle Harbour.


Heritage Matters 31 by Henry VIII near Epsom in Surrey. It is said to be the greatest of his many outstanding works, not least of which are the fortifications he erected on the south coast of England, reviving its coastal defence after a lapse of a thousand years from Roman times. Effectively, his stately home had no equal, it was without parallel, there was none such as could match it in its day and so it was named ‘Nonsuch Palace’. Castle Island is the Nonsuch of Bermuda’s historic fortifications, a fiveacre archaeological site of international importance, now included in Bermuda’s ‘World Heritage Site’. Its fortifications, built in local stone, are simply without parallel, there are none such that are their match in this hemisphere, for other works of the period were built of timber and long vanished in wet rot and termite dust. King’s Castle on the seaward point was standing from June 1613 and defended the channel into Castle Harbour. Devonshire Redoubt on the hill to the north was built in Devonshire Redoubt commanded the anchorage 1621 and the Landward Fort was likely in Castle Harbour and was built in 1621. erected before 1640. ——— When compared with other English works of the early 1600s in the New World, the forts of Castle Island are exceptional as they were built in stone from the beginning and that has helped their survival into the present day, whereas other sites of the period, such as the fort at Jamestown, being built in timber, have vanished below the earth. As Bermuda was the second permanent English settlement in the New World, now in 2012 in its 400th year, the surviving forts of Castle Island are without parallel and a heritage of which all should be proud.

The Landward Fort covered the small channel between Castle Island and the Bermuda mainland.


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DO YOU KNOW…

by Horst Augustinovic

… The more flawed they are, the more valuable they become! It’s a funny thing about stamps, when something goes wrong during the production process, collectors get eager to open their wallets – the opposite of what normally happens when something isn’t perfect. Flaws fall into these main categories: Omitted Colours and Partially Omitted Colours; Colour Shifts; Doctor Blade Flaws; Perforation Errors and Watermark Errors.

Above: ‘3d’ and ‘BERMUDA’ was omitted on some ‘Olympic’ stamps sold at the General Post Office in 1968. Above right: A few 15¢ stamps of the 1973 ‘Tree Issue’ sold at the Reefs Hotel for mailing postcards were missing the brown ink of the ‘Queen’s Head’ and ‘15¢’ value.

The total omission of one colour in multi-colour printing can occur for two reasons – a sheet is either not put through the printing press during the printing of one colour; or two sheets went through the printing press together, with the result that the bottom sheet missed the colour being printed at that time.

Above: The brown ink of Government House was omitted on one row of the 3d stamps issued in 1962. Above right: When $3 stamps of the Wildlife series were overprinted 90¢, one stamp missed the overprint.

Partially omitted colours on a sheet of stamps can either occur at start-up when the impression cylinder is first engaged, transferring the ink to the paper, or when the press is stopped and the impression cylinder is disengaged to deal with a problem such as a paper jam. During the printing of the orange colour of the 1/‘Buildings Issue’ in 1962, one sheet was not aligned properly and resulted in this striking 12mm colour shift.

Colour shifts occur when a press sheet is not properly aligned in the feeder of the printing press and can result is dramatic colour shifts.


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Two examples of doctor blade flaws on the 2/- ‘Buildings Issue’ of 1962 and the $1.20 ‘Flower’ stamps of 1970. The thickness of the foreign matter in the ink determines the width of the ink flare. These flaws are always on a slight angle as the doctor blade oscillates during printing to prevent these errors as much as possible.

In photogravure printing doctor blades exert firm pressure against the cylinder surface during the rotation of the cylinder, removing all excess ink. If foreign matter gets stuck under the blade, allowing ink to pass on either side of the flaw, it can result in rather striking flaws.

Above: Missing perforations on the 2d and a freak error on the 6d stamps of the ‘Buildings Issue’ of 1962.

Above: The perforations were completely missing from one sheet of the 1970 ‘Flower’ issue. Left: the top two rows of one sheet of the 40¢ ‘Education’ issue of 1997 sold at the Flatts Post Office missed the perforation.

Perforation errors can be equally striking and occur when sheets are either not perforated at all, or when part of a sheet fails to enter the comb perforator. Occasionally freak perforation errors occur when a sheet is partly folded over. As stamps are printed on watermarked security paper, errors occur if sheets of paper are fed through the printing press up-side-down. Although not visible to the naked eye, they are very collectible. In fact, it is well worth keeping a lookout for flaws and errors on Bermuda stamps as some of them can be quite valuable.

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by Greg Stenzel, PGA Consultant – To a Tee Bermuda, Ltd CEO – Golf Travel Society www.GolfTravelSociety.com

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Bifurcation – Experts Believe This Is The Answer! I remember the day golf changed. It started with the introduction of the Callaway Big Bertha driver. I watched as golfers who couldn’t break 90 were posting scores in the low 80’s. Callaway then introduced the Great Big Bertha followed by the Biggest Big Bertha. My members played more golf, played in more tournaments and bought more equipment. The interest in the game was growing. What happened next was one of the biggest moves since the feathery was replaced by the gutta-percha. Titleist developed the Professional golf ball. Wound golf balls became a thing of the past and with larger headed drivers and solid performance balls, golfers began pounding drives and lowering their scores. Nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong! Tour players shared in the benefits and the game became that of length and flop shots. The days of working the ball around the course were gone. Courses were “Tour Proofed” by adding length and growing rough. While Professional scores didn’t change, the golfing public has suffered with course owners adding tees for lengthening holes, growing rough and adding bunkers. While the economy forced more golfers to leave the game, more difficult courses hasn’t helped. Some “Experts” of the game have looked at bifurcation of the rules of golf as a solution to bringing golfers back. The changes would allow such things as shorter holes, oversize clubs, golf balls with different length capabilities and even larger holes cut in the greens. In 2001 Arnold Palmer earned the nickname of “Benedict Arnold” when he supported the Callaway ERC and ERC II driver. Arnold felt that amateurs would benefit from the added distances the clubs allowed. The clubs were considered “non-conforming” by the USGA and their life span was extremely short. Two sets of rules could make the game more fun for amateurs while toughening up the standards for Tour Professionals. However, the R & A and the USGA have made a point to say their desire is for everyone to play under one set of rules. While the golf industry struggles to find ways to bring golfers back to the game I have to ask myself why so many experts point at bifurcation as an answer. When my dad took up the game, Arnold Palmer was charging his way around golf courses. Golf wasn’t any easier then, so why did golf grow at such a surprising rate? I think part of the answer was due to Palmer’s persona. Most men hoped to emulate this swash-buckling mastery of the game. Maybe the game needs another Palmer instead of new rules. Maybe our expectations need to match our abilities and maybe architects will build more courses with doglegs instead of adding new tees, yardage and bunkers that hurt high handicappers. This “expert” says forget cutting larger cups on the greens and leave us alone to play the game we love. If Country Clubs, Managers and Professionals take care of those playing the game today, there is a good chance that the game will be around for years to come. In the mean time, if you are having troubles, find time to work on your game and remember there is a reason why they call those guys Professionals. Take a friend to the course and introduce them to the game you love, they might just love it too!


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Golf at one of Bermuda’s finest courses

Port royal golf course visitors welcome. Play The Grand Slam Golf Course. Book on line at Portroyalgolf.bm Tel: 441 234-0974.

Ocean View Golf Course Bermudas most spectacular 9 hole golf course. Play from $50.00 inc cart. Pro shop and driving range Tel: 441 295-9093


36 Golf across the island

Belmont Hills Golf Club 25 Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick Parish Tel: 441 236 6400 | Fax: 441 236 0694 Web: www.newsteadbelmonthills.com/golf

Fairmont Southampton Golf Club 18 South Shore Road, Southampton Parish Tel: 441 238 8000 | Fax: 441 238 8968 Web: www.fairmont.com/southampton/Recreation/Golf/

Ocean View Golf Course 2 Barkers Hill, Devonshire Parish Tel: 441 295 9092 | Fax: 441 295 9097 Web: www.oceanview.bm

Port Royal Golf Course 5 Middle Road, Southampton Parish Tel: 441 234 0974 | Fax: 441 234 3562 Web: www.portroyalgolf.bm

Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club 26 Riddell's Bay Road, Warwick Parish Tel: 441 238 1060 | Fax: 441 238 1203 Web: www.riddellsbay.com

The Mid Ocean Club 1 Mid Ocean Drive, Hamilton Parish Tel: 441 293 0330 | Fax: 441 293 8837 Web: www.themidoceanclubbermuda.com

Tucker's Point Golf Club 60 Tucker's Point Drive, Hamilton Parish Tel: 441 292 6970 | Fax: 441 298 4001 Web: www.tuckerspoint.com/club/golf

B e r m u d a ’s Te e Ti m e R e s e r va t i o n C

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We have access to all of Bermuda’s courses. call 441-295-4640 or visit our website at www.toateebermuda.com


One of Bermuda’s leading Art Dealers

Anthony Pettit Anthony is a dealer in most types of antiquities relating to Bermuda (otherwise called the Somers Isles), particularly maps, books, prints, paintings and ephemera. Categories include charts and guides, manuscripts, pamphlets, letters, documents, ships’ logs, newspapers and magazines, albums and scrapbooks, incunabula, local imprints, almanacs, histories, railway effects, novels, descriptions, memoirs, parliamentary acts and bills, poetry, catalogues, bibliographies, genealogies, diaries, travel and cruising stories, works on flora and fauna, papers on geology, geography, race relations, reports and memoirs on the Dockyard, maritime and military publications.

St Georges with Red Roof Carle J. Blenner. Circa 1899 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. oil.

House on Point, Bermuda 1900 Frederick A. McClure

Watercolour and gouache on paper, mounted on board, 12 x 18 inches. Signed lower left. F.A McClure, and inscribed: Bermuda 1900. Beautiful original custom made frame.

Bermuda Lane with Houses. Evelyn M. Bicknell Circa 1910 Watercolour 12 x 17inches. Signed lower left.

View of Watford Bridge, Bermuda Dodge MacKnight (American 1860 - 1950) Circa1911 17 x 23 inches Watercolour on paper. White frame custom made by the artist

The Melon Garden, Bermuda. Henry Webster Rice Watercolour. 13.75 x 20 inches. Dated July 8th 1913.

Anthony Pettit

By Appointment Only | Tel: (441) 292-2482 | E-Mail: apettit@northrock.bm

www.anthonypettit.com

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38 Mast Head 

BUSINESS

of the month

APRIL 2012 MARKS A VERY SPECIAL 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR BERMUDA’S POPULAR BOLERO BRASSERIE. Tucked down an alleyway just off Front Street in the City of Hamilton, this casual classy bistro is full of warmth and charm. Since it’s opening Bolero has maintained its popularity with locals and visitors alike and is particularly popular with the local business community, especially during a busy bustling lunch afternoon. Jonny Roberts, originally from Britain, had like many Chefs around the world dreamed of opening his own restaurant since his teenage years. When he heard that the space was for sale, he moved quickly and made the necessary enquires and steps to secure the space fullfilling a long time dream. With his wife Fiona, Jonny obtained the keys to the space on January 1st, 2007 and got started right away with renovations and preparations to open Bolero Brasserie in April of 2007. With little advertising, a great team from the start, advice from a close restaurateur friend and a lot of ambition, Bolero Brasserie took off and is still going strong today. Bolero is one of Bermuda’s most appealing restaurants offering a typical Brasserie / Bistro style atmosphere with an extensive menu that changes 4 to 5 times per year. Bolero brasserie’s classic menu features items such as… ESCARGOTS “VENTRECHE” snails, sausage, peppers, lots of garlic POSH EGG BENEDICT poached egg, Parma ham, truffle Hollandaise, toasted baguette FOIE GRAS PATE spiced date chutney SPICY PAPPARDELLE tomatoes, chorizo, cumin, chilli oil, lots of cilantro STEAK OR VEAL FRITES grilled tenderloin or grilled veal chop; Béarnaise or pepper sauce, choice of fries


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CHEFS DON’T FEEL PAIN Not only does Jonny Roberts work behind the scenes creating a fantastic menu, preparing unforgettable meals, meeting and greeting cliental shaking their hands personally, he is devoted husband and father and last year he published his first coffee table style cookbook with the help of friend and photographer Scott Hill. Chef ’s Don’t Feel Pain is full of colorful stories about Jonnys life, stunning photography and mouth watering easy to follow recipes. It is available at Bolero Brasserie as well as local book stores across the island. Bolero has won 5 (Bermudian Magazine) Best of Bermuda Awards to date, including categories such as best new restaurant, waiter, attentive staff and this year’s best in fine dining and the coveted Award of Excellence. Dine inside or on the patio overlooking Hamilton Harbour. Bolero is sure to serve you a memory never to be forgotten.

FRONT STREET, HAMILTON, 441 292 4507 | WWW.BOLEROBRASSERIE.COM


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SHOPPING

guide

Perfume of the month

ISSEY MIYAKE’S “A SCENT”

A green and feminine fragrance. A fresh signature scent, drawing inspiration from nature’s essentials: leaves, flowers, wood. A green, floral, woody fragrance Top Notes: Verbena Heart Notes: Hyacinth and jasmine Base Notes: Galbanum

27TH CENTURY BOUTIQUE THE HAIR STUDIO & BEAUTY SALON

Fashion for men and women. The Hair Studio offers manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, eyebrow waxing and threading, braiding and all other hair services. TEL 441 292 2628 LOCATION 92 Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - MAIN STORE

Cosmetics, fragrances, duty free perfume, fine jewellery with diamonds, precious and semi precious stones in gold and silver. Gifts & collectibles. TEL 441 295 3961 ext 407 WEB www.ascooper.bm LOCATION 59 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 6pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - CHILDREN

Infants, Toddlers & Childrens Clothing up to age 14. TEL 441 295 3961, LOCATION 27 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - EXPRESS

Juniors fashions & accessories TEL 441 296 6525, LOCATION Washington Mall, Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - HARBOURSIDE

Fragrances, sportswear for missy and fuller figure, fashion accessories and costume jewellery TEL 441 295 3961, LOCATION Pier 6, 24 Front Street HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - MAN

Men’s fashions. TEL 441 295 3961, LOCATION 29 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - STUDIO

Womens Fashions. TEL 441 295 3961, LOCATION 3rd Floor Main Store, 26 Reid Street HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm


Shopping 41 A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - DOCKYARD

Ladies fashions and accessories, gifts souvenirs & fragrances at duty free prices TEL 441 234 4156, LOCATION Clocktower Mall HOURS Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON Ladies fashions and accessories TEL 441 239 7094, LOCATION 101 South Shore Road, Southampton HOURS Monday – Sunday, 9am - 5pm

A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. - ST. GEORGE’S

Ladies fashions and accessories, gifts souvenirs & fragrances at duty free prices TEL 441 297 0925, LOCATION Somers Wharf, St. George’s HOURS Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

ARROWROOT GIFT SHOP ARROWROOT GIFT SHOP

Works of art by local artists including paintings, drawings, prints, pottery and an extensive list of items made of Bermuda cedar. Books by local authors, note cards with images from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art permanent Collection. TEL 441 236 2950 WEB www.bermudamasterworks.com LOCATION Botanical Gardens, Paget HOURS Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

BERMUDA BLUE & BERMUDA BREEZE

Fine Perfume. AVAILABLE AT Gibbons Company, Reid St., Hamilton, Peniston Brown, St. George. Perfume Shop, Dockyard, Carole Holding, Front St., Hamilton , & Fairmont Southampton, Brown & Co., Front St., Hamilton, A.S. Cooper, Front St., Hamilton, branch and hotel stores. DISTRIBUTED BY P.D.L. Limited TEL 441 292 1710

Fire up your taste buds • Voted best Bermuda Home Grown Product 2011 • Two-time international award winner • Created by two high school teachers in pink shorts Gombey Pepper jams are hand-crafted in small batches and they represent the absolute Best of what Bermuda has to offer. Take a taste of Bermuda home with you.

info@bermudajamfactory.com www.bermudajamfactory.com

1-441-535-JAMS (5267) 1-441-535-HEAT (4328)

Available in fine gift stores around Bermuda!!!


42 Shopping  BERMUDA JAM FACTORY

Six tasty Bermuda themed jams in a range of heats. Glaze it, spread it or dip it. TEL 441 535 5267 or 441 535 4328 WEB www.bermudajamfactory.com LOCATION Available at most stores island wide

BLUCKS

Crystal, bone china, hand painted porcelain, classic table wear. TEL 441 295 5367 WEB www.blucksbermuda.com LOCATION 4 Front Street, City of Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

BROWN & CO. – THE BOOKMART

Books from local and internationally acclaimed authors TEL 441 279 5442 WEB www.brown.bm LOCATION Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6:30pm

BROWN & CO. - HALLMARK

Gift ideas and greeting cards TEL 441 279 5442 WEB www.brown.bm LOCATION Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Present this coupon for a 10% discount on a purchase over $10 Not valid with other specials, Tobacco products, candy, soft drinks or phone cards

CHATHAM HOUSE

Visit Bermuda’s original theme store which features the island’s favourite mascot. We’ve got t-shirts, sweatshirts & caps, glassware, can coolers, mouse pads, toys and more. We also stock a complete range of Bermuda apparel, unique souvenirs, & our own brand Hot Sauces.

A historic retailer of cuban cigars. TEL 441 292 8422 LOCATION 63 Front Street, City of Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

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Watches and jewelry. TEL 441 295 2351, WEB www.crisson.com LOCATIONS 16 Queen Street, Hamilton 55 Front Street, Hamilton 71 Front Street, Hamilton Water Street, St. Georges Clock Tower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard HOURS Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm continued on pg 44


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Charms

for the Tourist & Locals THE GEM CELLAR

A beautiful selection of custom made jewelry and unique designs. TEL 441 292 3042 LOCATION 63 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

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Men, ladies and children’s fashions, fragrances, cosmetics, accessories, jewellery & Kitchen and tabletop shop. TEL 441 295 0022 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION 21 Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

GIBBONS HOME STORE

Bed, Bath & Home Décor TEL 441 295 0022 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION 18 Church Street,Washington Mall, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

GIBBONS COMPANY – PENISTON BROWN, THE FRAGRANCE SPECIALISTS Fragrances from around the world. TEL 441 405 0005 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION Water Street, St. George’s HOURS Sundays 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

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Cosmetics and accessories. TEL 441 295 8843 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm Continued on pg 46


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46 Shopping GIBBONS COMPANY – TWENTY 5 REID STREET

Shoes & Boots from Anne Klein, Marc Fisher and Bandolino TEL 441 294 5188 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

GIBBONS COMPANY – THE PERFUME SHOP

Fragrance Boutique TEL 441 405 0006 WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION Clock Tower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard HOURS Monday 9:00am to 9:30pm. Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

GIBBONS COMPANY – NINE WEST Shoes, boots and accessories TEL 441 294 5191, WEB www.gibbons.bm LOCATION Reid Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 6pm

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HODGE PODGE

Cigars, accessories, pipes, cigar clips, lighters, souvenirs, watches, knives, postcards, current periodicals and paintings by local artists. TEL 441 295 0647 LOCATION 3 Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton (next to the ferry terminal building) HOURS Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

THE IRISH LINEN SHOP

Home fragrances, candles, bath and body products, gift ideas, home décor, children’s boutique including smocked dresses and classic styles, the finest Egyptian cotton bedding and more. TEL 441 295 4089 LOCATION 31 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

MAC SERVICES / OUTERBRIDGE PEPPERS Outerbridges original Gourmet products LOCATION: are available island wide. www.outerbridge.com

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You’ll find a great selection at both our stores with Bermuda’s best selection of T-Shirts

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Everything for fun in, on or under the water

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Everything for fun, in , on and under the water! LOCATION: 10 Church Street, Hamilton TEL: 441 292 4609 LOCATION: Royal Naval Dockyard TEL: 441 234 5319 www.makinwaves.bm or visit us on facebook

Bermuda’s headquarters for active sportswear for: QUIKSILVER ROXY BILLABONG FOX HURLEY ONEILL BODY GLOVE OAKLEY MAUI JIM VONZIPPER LULI FAMA DAKINE US DIVERS MARES ATOMIC SHERWOOD/AKONA MOREY BODYBOARD ZAP SKIMMERS ALOE UP SPEEDO AQUA SPHERE ONEILL WETSUITS BODYGLOVE WETSUITS

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Looking closely into the water at Dolphin Quest Bermuda (DQB), you may notice a 11/1 dolphin with a bright pink and freckled underside! This pink belly belongs to 22 year old B_Dec2011.indd 71 Bailey, a petite dolphin of about 325 pounds, named after Bailey’s Bay in Bermuda. The 11/1 underside of a Bottlenose dolphin will range from pink to grey or white depending on their genes, and even those who do not naturally have a pink belly will blush when they are excited! Bailey has passed on the pink coloration to her offspring, 7 year old Ely and 21 month old Cavello. Known for her energy, Bailey will show trainers when she is excited by making a twittering sound and squirting water towards them. Should she receive an appropriately excited response from trainers, she will often swim away as fast as she can to demonstrate a variety of aerials! By observing Bailey’s enthusiastic displays, her calf Cavello has begun to mimic Bailey’s ingenuity. Bailey’s energy is ever present when learning new behaviors. Currently, Bailey is enjoying her success while learning ‘Travelling Bubbles’. This behavior where she blows bubbles underwater while swimming displays the method by which some dolphins in the wild blow bubbles in a circle to hunt their fish. Trainer’s and guests look forward to more of Bailey’s excitement as we move into a New Year with more new behaviors and lots of fun for all of our dolphins. TWIB_

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Ana Luna offers departures for Snorkeling Sunset (Tuesday and Thursday both private cruises for half and or full day inCruise addition to regularly scheduled& Sundays ) Ana Luna offers an Extensive Wine and Beer selection and can departures for Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise (Tuesday and Thursday & arrange)forAna catered na BQ’ served aboard Anchor in some Sundays Luna‘Aoffers anmeals Extensive Wine andatBeer selection andpretty can cute spots... arrange for catered ‘Ana BQ’ meals served aboard at Anchor in some pretty • Sail & Snorkel & Swim cute spots... • Sunset Circumnavagation & Historic sights of St Georges • Sail & Snorkel & Swim Sun Day Fun Day!! • • Sunset Circumnavagation & Historic sights of St Georges Live Aboard for up to 3 couples • • Sun Day Fun Day!! for and Adventure and see why Ana Luna is termed the ‘Sea • Come Livealong Aboard for up to 3 couples Lover’!! Come along for and Adventure and see why Ana Luna is termed the ‘Sea Lover’!! 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DOCKYARD AND WESTERN PARISHES DOCKYARD VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER Royal Naval Dockyard At The Dockyard Visitor Information Center (VIC) you will find everything you need to have a “Bermudaful” day. Conveniently located adjacent to the Cruise Ship Pier, Bus and Ferry stop, we offer up to date information on transport, local events, attractions and tours. Our friendly staff is on hand to assist you with local knowledge on where to go and what to do. Public Transport passes, wifi, phone cards, and tour tickets are available for purchase. Telephone 441 2384842 THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Ireland Island, Sandys Work began on this massive complex in 1809, not long after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars and just before the War of 1812. Envisioned as a strategic British military outpost that would make Bermuda the “Gibraltar of the West,” the Royal Naval Dockyard was built by slave and convict labour. The Dockyard locked its gates in 1951. Since then, the seventy-five acre site has been painstakingly renovated to accommodate museums, a movie theatre, restaurants, The Arts Centre and the Bermuda Craft Market. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA Ireland Island, Sandys Located in the Keep of the Royal Naval Dockyard, this museum has become one of the island’s most frequently visited destinations since being opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. Its popularity has increased even more with the recent restoration and opening of Commissioner’s House. Elsewhere on the complex, exhibits chronicle both Bermuda’s association with the Royal Navy and its own interesting maritime history. In addition to a collection of Bermuda-made boats, there are relics from the Sea Venture, maps, the famous Tucker Treasure—collected from the sixteenth-century Spanish galleon the San Pedro—and many more artifacts. Open Monday to Sunday 9:30am-4:00pm (last admission 4pm). Adults $10, seniors $8, children under 13 FREE. For further information telephone 441 234-1333. COMMISSIONER’S HOUSE National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard Located within the confines of the National Museum of Bermuda, Commissioner’s House dominates this complex and entire surroundings from its elevated position. Largely constructed between 1823 and 1828, this commanding Georgian ‘house’ epitomizes British imperial style, power and engineering wherewithal during the nineteenth century. An experimental building in several regards, Commissioner’s House may have been the first domestic project anywhere to use cast iron to support its floors and roof.  Rescued from near dereliction through a protracted, award-winning restoration, the building—one of the most important on the island—now houses exhibits on slavery, history of tourism,


What to See & Do 55 Bermuda’s connections with the West Indies and the Azores and Bermuda’s military and seafaring history. Open during regular Museum hours. THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET AT DOCKYARD Ireland Island, Sandys A unique outlet for Arts and Crafts where artisans display and demonstrate their work – cedar, ceramics, Christmas ornaments, decoupage, dolls, gems, seaglass, jewellery, needlework, books, maps, prints and more. Open daily, 9:00am - 6:00pm. When the ships are in, the Craft Market stays open until 8:00pm. DOLPHIN QUEST Bermuda Maritime Museum, Royal Naval Dockyard Reserve your Encounter Today! 441 234-4464. Get happily lost in a Bermuda Triangle of fun, swimming with our beautiful dolphins in their ocean water safe haven within the old stone fortress now home to National Museum of Bermuda, one of the world’s most extraordinary naval history museums. Create a magical multi-sensory connection when you touch a dolphin that will touch your heart. Dolphin Quest Bermuda is located at The Royal Navy Dockyard, Bermuda’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination and cruise ship terminal, and just a short, scenic ferry ride or taxi ride from anywhere on the island. You’ll share and remember your dolphin moments and your biggest and best smiles ever with our fantastic keepsake photos. Visit the Dolphin Deck Gift Shop onsite for the coolest dolphin shirts, hats, toys, books and souvenirs. GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE Lighthouse Road, off South Shore, Southampton Soaring to 362 feet above sea level, Gibbs Hill is the second oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. Stalwarts able to climb the one hundred and eighty five spiral stairs to the top will be rewarded by the breathtaking, panoramic views of the entire island. Call before visiting 238-8069. (Closed part of January and all of February)

HAMILTON AND CENTRAL PARISHES HAMILTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE City of Hamilton The Hamilton Visitor Information Centre (VIC) conveniently located next to the Hamilton Ferry Terminal. Here you will find up to date information on transport, events and attractions. Attached to the VIC is Dangelini’s Cafe, offering lattes, smoothies, paninis and fresh baked goodies. VIC open Mon-Fri 9am-4:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm. Dangelini’s open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:00pm, Sat 7:30am-4:00pm. Telephone 441 295-1480 THE BERMUDA CATHEDRAL Church Street, Hamilton Bermuda’s very own Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity was constructed after its predecessor on the site was destroyed by fire in January 1884. Open Monday to Saturday (Tower admission $3) For further information call 292-4033. THE SESSIONS HOUSE Parliament Street, Hamilton The Sessions House is where Bermuda legislates its affairs. A simple, four-square Georgian structure, the Sessions House was embellished on its southern, ceremonial front during the Victorian era to coincide with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. Tours in the morning 10:30am - 12:00pm and afternoon 2:30am - 3:00pm. For more information call 292-7408. THE CABINET BUILDING AND CENOTAPH Front Street, Hamilton Set back from the street in a park-like setting, the elegant Cabinet Building with its graceful Ionic columns was completed in 1841. This important building houses the Premier’s offices and is where the Senate meets every Wednesday. The Cenotaph outside the Cabinet Building memorializes Bermudians who gave their lives in the two world wars. CITY HALL Church Street, Hamilton


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Arts Centre at Dockyard Children’s Playground Hammerheads Bar & Grill Snorkel Park & Water Sports Centre Dockyard Glassworks Bermuda Rum Cake Company Oleander Cycle Rentals Segway Tours The Dockyard Pastry Shop Eve’s Cycle Rentals Spirit of Bermuda Bermuda Clayworks Dockyard Pharmacy


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Makin’ Waves Nannini’s Haagen Dazs Shoppe Café Amici Clocktower Shopping Mall The Bermuda Shop Rosebuds Bermytreats Lisa-Ann Rego Gallery Bermuda Triangle Grand Bazaar Dockyard Linens Side Kicks Fair Trade

Daisy & Mac Orchid Ceasar’s Pharmacy The Littlest Drawbridge The Perfume Shop H.S. & J.E. Crisson’s Ltd. Davison’s Hornburg Calypso A.S.Cooper’s E.R.Aubrey 30 Freeport Seafood Restaurant & Bar 31 Pier 41 Marina & Dive Centre 32 Fantasea Diving & Watersports


58 What to See & Do Completed in 1960, City Hall is located in the very heart of Hamilton and is the indispensable hub of community activity. It houses the offices of the City of Hamilton and is home to the City Hall Theatre, the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery and the Bermuda National Gallery. 292-1234. THE BERMUDA NATIONAL LIBRARY Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton Founded in 1839, the Bermuda Library is a lending library that is also a first-rate reference and research facility. Free Internet service is available. Main library hours are Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 7:00pm; Fri 10:00am-5:00pm; Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm. Privileges extended to visitors. 295-2905. THE BERMUDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton Abutting the main library, this small museum is a trove of memorabilia integral to Bermuda’s cultural heritage. In addition to fine antique furniture and eighteenth century silver, its holdings include portraits of Sir George and Lady Somers and William Perot, the original owner of the house. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10:30am - 1:00pm. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. 295-2487 THE PEROT POST OFFICE Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton The quaint little edifice at the bustling junction of Queen and Reid Streets has historical significance that belies its unassuming size. Nineteenth century Hamilton Postmaster and Assemblyman William B. Perot erected the building on the edge of his property, Par-la-Ville, in 1842 and ran it as a post office for 20 years. In 1848 he created his famous ‘Postmaster Stamps’ of which only a handful have survived. FORT HAMILTON C Happy Valley Road in Pembroke on the outskirts of Hamilton A sentinel that has been protectively overseeing Hamilton Harbour since 1889, Fort Hamilton with M its moat gardens, green lawns, musty dungeons and never-tried artillery is worth a visit. With spectacular views of Hamiton Harbour and the Great Sound beyond it, it is a great place to pause and have a picnic.Y Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission is free.

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GOVERNMENT HOUSE MY Langton Hill, Pembroke This imposing structure is the official residence of Bermuda’s governor, who represents H.M.CY Queen Elizabeth II. Completed in 1892, Government House was designed by Scottish architect William CMY Hay, whose best-known legacy to Bermuda is the Anglican cathedral in Hamilton. K

BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE (BUEI) 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) is just outside Hamilton on East Broadway, 40 Crow Lane. See the ocean like you have never seen it before! What lies in Bermuda’s depths? BUEI is designed to amaze, excite and inform every visitor about the ocean. Highlights include a simulated deep-sea submersible; taking visitors for a dive 12,000 feet and survive an attack in a shark cage. Other exhibits not to be missed are the Jack Lightbourn Shell Collection, shipwreck artefacts discovered by diver and explorer Teddy Tucker and marine exhibits including a dive bell, a bathysphere and the space-like Exosuit, an atmospheric diving suit. Great place to visit for all ages! Weekdays 9:00am – 5:00pm, Weekends 10:00am – 5:00pm. Adults - $12.50, Seniors - $10, Children 6 – 17, $6, Under 6 – Free. 441 297-7314. Email: info@buei.org Web: www.buei.org VERDMONT 6 Verdmont Lane, off Collectors Hill, Smiths Parish This fascinating and beautiful old house is one of Bermuda’s most significant historic buildings. Built ca. 1710, Verdmont is a unique example of early Georgian architecture, and has remained virtually unchanged for 300 years. The museum features an extensive collection of antiques including Bermuda-made cedar furniture, portraits, English and Chinese porcelain and a child’s nursery. The gardens contain an assortment of herbs, old roses and fruit trees; and the sweeping view of South Shore is spectacular. Come for a guided tour to learn anything about Verdmont or simply to enjoy its peaceful surrounds. Tours can be modified to accommodate any interest whether it be about the people who lived and worked in this house, the collection of Bermuda furniture and antiques, the unique architecture of Bermuda and Verdmont’s place in its history. Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm. 236 7369


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AND STILL GROWING Visit www.caves.bm for more details. The Crystal Caves are a world of delicate splendour with magnificent crystal stalactites and stalagmites, each surrounding a clear lake. Come see the Crystal & Fantasy Caves, an exquisite world that Mother Nature began over 30 million years ago. HOW TO FIND US: BUS ROUTES 1/3/10/11 | JUST OFF WILKINSON AVE 8 Crystal Cave Road, Hamilton Parish CR 04, Bermuda | 441-293-0640 | info@caves.bm


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ST. GEORGE’S AND EASTERN PARISHES St. George’s — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — is where it all began, when in July 1609 the Sea Venture — en route from England to the new colony of Jamestown Virginia — encountered a violent storm and was shipwrecked on Bermuda’s reefs less than a mile off what is now St. Catherine’s Point. Miraculously, all on board survived the disaster and rowed ashore to Gates Bay, located at the eastern end of St. George’s. ST. GEORGE’S VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Town of St. George The St. George’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) conveniently located at the Globe Hotel, 32 Duke of York Street, St. George’s. (Across from St. Peter’s Church) Here you will find up to date information on transport, events and attractions. VIC open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm Telephone 441 297-1423 WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE Town of St. George Located in the Town of St. George’s, the World Heritage Centre is a key orientation and resource point for visitors of all ages. Celebrating the mission of The St. George’s Foundation, the World Heritage Centre is central to the promotion of the Town and Parish of St. George’s. Lively, interactive histories are told through state-of-the art technology, participatory talks, historical re-enactments, and an (ongoing programme of dramatic presentations, cultural activities and special events). Open to the public Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (adults), $2.00 (children/students). 297-5791 or visit www.stgeorgesfoundation.org THE DELIVERANCE Ordnance Island, St. George’s A full-scale replica of the Deliverance, one of the two vessels that transported Sea Venture survivors on to Virginia in 1610, is located on Ordnance Island across from King’s Square. The St. George’s Foundation have restored the Deliverance and it is now open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is $3.00 (adults), $2.00 (children/students). KING’S SQUARE Town of St. George The official, ceremonial centre of St. George’s, King’s Square acquired its name in 1818 when it was named in honour of King George III. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday until November 30, 2011, the town crier, colorfully decked out in tunic, breeches and tricorn hat, rings his bell and shouts “Oyez! Oyez!” (Hear Ye!). This is to convene his `tribunal,’ which will mete seventeenthcentury justice to a nagging wench at the ducking stool nearby. By all means try out the stocks for yourself. This is a fun photo opportunity. TUCKER HOUSE Water Street The only museum in St. George’s furnished as a period residence, Tucker House offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of a prosperous eighteenth-century Bermudian merchant. Built around 1752, Tucker family treasures are in evidence throughout the house, including fine family portraits by Joseph Blackburn. A Bermuda National Trust property, Tucker House is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm Admission $5. 297-0545


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62 What to See & Do NATIONAL TRUST MUSEUM AT THE GLOBE HOTEL Globe Hotel, King’s Square Across the street from St. Peter’s Church, this distinctive dwelling was built in 1700 by Governor Samuel Day. During the American Civil War its upper floor was occupied by a Confederate Shipping Agent from where he organized the shipment of arms, uniforms and war supplies through the Union blockade to the South. It now houses the Confederate Museum and hosts the “Rogues and Runners” exhibit, highlighting Bermuda’s participation in the American Civil War. Open Mon. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Admission $5.students $2. 297-1423. ST. PETER’S CHURCH Duke of York Street Situated in appropriate loftiness above the main street of St. George’s, St. Peter’s Church is one of the island’s most beloved landmarks and is the oldest Anglican church continuously occupied in the New World. The first church on the site was constructed in 1612 of native cedar and a thatched roof. This original edifice was replaced seven years later by a more permanent structure that lasted almost a hundred years, until the hurricane of 1712. Following this disaster, the church was again rebuilt. Open Mon. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Anglican service 11:15am Sundays. THE OLD RECTORY Broad Alley, St. George’s, behind St. Peter’s Church Built in 1699, this charming cottage on one of the numerous picturesque back streets in St. George’s is one of Bermuda’s oldest houses. Acquired in 1700 by Captain George Dew, an unsuccessful privateer who became a St. George’s assemblyman, The Old Rectory acquired its current name when it became the residence of the Rev. Alexander Richardson in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Outisde viewing only. ST. GEORGE’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Duke of Kent Street and Featherbed Alley Built around 1734 as a private residence, Mitchell House is a fine example of eighteenth-century Bermudian domestic architecture and has been home to the St. George’s Historical Society since 1920. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat. Adults $5, Children under 12 $2 BERMUDIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION Samaritan’s Lodge, Intersection of York and Water Streets St. George’s newest museum was formed in 1994 to preserve and document the history of black culture and achievement in Bermuda. Displays include a fascinating assortment of memorabilia relating to the many areas in which blacks have made a contribution since first arriving on the island in 1616: shipbuilding, piloting, construction, nursing, music, sports and politics, to name a few. Open Tues-Sat 10am-3pm. Admission $4. 297-4126. TOWN HALL AND THE STATE HOUSE Town of St. George Town Hall, the handsome building commanding King’s Square and bearing the town crest was begun in 1802, a few years after the Corporation of St. George’s was founded in 1797. The State House, located up a gentle elevation behind Town Hall, is one of the island’s oldest, most historically important buildings. Erected around 1620 by Governor Nathaniel Butler, the State House is open to the public 10am-4pm on Wednesdays only. (10 - 2 May 1 - Oct 31) THE UNFINISHED CHURCH Duke of Kent Street, St. George’s The impressive Gothic vestige that looms over the town of St. George’s was begun in 1870 as a replacement for St. Peter’s, which had fallen into a state of serious disrepair. Designed by William Hay, the Scottish-born architect who later drew the plans for Hamilton’s cathedral, the St. George’s church was abandoned in 1899 when near completion. FORT ST. CATHERINE St. Catherine’s Point, St. George’s Fort St. Catherine stands on the site of one of the four towers that Governor Richard Moore erected along Bermuda’s coast around 1613. None of these original towers, the first English forts in the New World, survive. The present, completely restored structure, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is home to fascinating exhibits including military guns and weapons. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm.


64 What to See & Do CARTER HOUSE Southside Road, St. David’s Carter House was probably built in the 1720s by John Hayward and his wife Martha, reputedly a descendant of Christopher Carter, one of the two Sea Venture survivors who stayed behind when the vessel’s other passengers continued on to Virginia in 1610. Acquired by the St. David’s Historical Society, this small house with its unusual ‘welcoming arm’ stairs has been converted into a museum that commemorates the pre-war agrarian traditions of St. David’s. Open Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. ST. DAVID’S LIGHTHOUSE Mount Hill, St. David’s Constructed of Bermuda stone, this 55-foot structure is one of two local lighthouses. Lit for the first time in 1879, its fixed white light enabled navigators to take cross bearings with the flashing beacon emitted by Gibbs Hill lighthouse way up the coast in Southampton. Open 9-4, Mon-Fri from Nov - Mar. Admission is free. CRYSTAL CAVES & FANTASY CAVES Wilkinson Avenue, Bailey’s Bay Two young boys discovered this magical underground world comprising stalactites, stalagmites and a clear, fifty-five foot deep lake by accident in 1905. Subsequently it has become a leading attraction for visitors who can now also visit a nearby sister site, Fantasy Cave. A café and a gift shop are also located on the premises. Crystal Caves, which is on the bus route between Hamilton and St. George’s, is open seven days a week except on public holidays that occur during the winter months. Open 9am - 5pm. Last tour for Crystal Caves 4:30pm, last tour for Fantasy Caves 4:00pm. Admission – One Cave Adults $20.00, Children $8.00. Both Caves Adults $27.00, Children $10.00. Ages 5 thru 12 are considered children. Children under five enter free. 293-0640. THE BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM AND ZOO Flatts Village Located in picturesque Flatts Inlet since 1928, this ever-evolving educational institution has over the years become one of the island’s leading destinations for tourists and residents alike. It is a must-see for anyone with children. Open daily 9am-5pm except Christmas Day. Last admission is 4 pm. Admission: Adults $10, children $5. 293-2727.

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Department of Public Transportation

A great way to see Bermuda and all its attractions Regularly scheduled buses operate at frequent intervals to most of the destinations throughout Bermuda which visitors may find of interest. Bus stops are indentified by pink and blue poles. Poles that are pink indicate service inbound to the City of Hamilton. Poles that are blue indicate service outbound from the City of Hamilton. The table below lists many of the destinations that visitors ask us about most frequently. Alongside each destination is the number of the route(s) serving that destination, the appropriate fare zone, and the times buses leave The Central Terminal in Hamilton. If possible avoid the rush hour. The best time to travel by bus is between 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Destination Route Number Fare Zone* Buses Leave Hamilton** L.F. Wade International Airport 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo 10,11 3 Zone 09 21 33 45 57 Belmont Hills Golf Club 8 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 57 Botanical Gardens 1,2,7 3 Zone 05 15 17 29 41 45 53 Crystal Caves of Bermuda 1,3 14 Zone 15 45 Royal Naval Dockyard 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Elbow Beach 2,7 3 Zone 05 15 17 29 41 53 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Grotto Bay Hotel 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57 Horseshoe Bay 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Mangrove Bay (Somerset) 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Maritime Museum 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 John Smith’s Bay 1 3 Zone 15 45 Surf Side Beach Club 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Fairmont Southampton Hotel 7,8 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 St. George’s 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57

* See Bus Fare Information for additional details on 3 and 14 Zone fares. ** Departures on the hour and minutes past the hour from The Central Terminal in Hamilton.

Bus service in Bermuda is operated by the Bermuda Department of Public Transportation (DPT). Bermuda is divided in 14 Zones, each about 2 miles long. Fare Category Cash (Exact change only. Dollar bills not accepted) Tokens Tickets (Tickets are sold in Booklets of 15) Visitor 1-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 2-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 3-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 4-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 7-Day Transportation Pass

3 Zone 14 Zone $3.00 $4.50 $2.50 $4.00 $20.00 $30.00 $12.00 $20.00 $28.00 $35.00 $45.00

Telephone: (441) 292-3851 Fax: (441) 292-9996 E-Mail: info@ptb.bm Internet: www.BermudaBuses.bm 26 PalMETTo Road dEvonshIRE dv 05 • P.o. Box hM 443 haMIlTon hM Bx, BERMuda


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WHERE TO EAT and

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CHEF of the month

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DURAI BABU RAMAMOORTHY (BABU) Head Chef | Flanagan’s

Babu comes to us all the way from Chennai, India. He has been living here in Bermuda for 7 years. Babu has been the Head Chef at Flanagan’s for 3 years, prior too he worked at Salt Rock Grill beneath Chef Gerry Adams. He learned a great deal from Gerry Adams and owes much of his inspiration to him. While at Salt Rock he was introduced to an opportunity through a friend of a Flanagan’s owner. Before living in Bermuda, Babu worked onboard Celebrity Cruises for 8 years. It was a very different experience he says, different menu everyday, different people, etc. He worked underneath Michel Roux (English Master Chef). Babu studied at Sheridan in hotel management. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY COOKING THE MOST? Chicken Curries, chicken burany and basundi (made with milk). DO YOU HAVE ANY BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I plan to stay in Bermuda for 2 or 3 more years and then return to India and open my own restaurant offering multi cuisine. I would like to bring a taste of Bermuda back to India as well, maybe I will put fish chowder and peas and rice on the menu. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DISASTER IN THE KITCHEN HERE AT FLANAGAN’S? Yes, the gas ran out once and all we could serve was salads. But everyone loves the salads here so we were able to keep the clients happy.


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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ON THE MENU AT FLANAGAN’S? Definitely the Guinness Pie. BABU SUGGESTS YOU TRY THE FOLLOWING SELECTION FROM THE MENU! DINNER LUNCH APPETIZER Shrimp Crab Cake, sautéed and served with ginger aioli sauce. APPETIZER Shrimp & Avacado Sandwich, baby shrimp, tender icelandic shrimp (mayo, ketchup, sambuca) sauce and avocados. *Pairs nicely with a glass of Yellow Tail Chardonnay!

APPETIZER Fish Chowder SALAD Ceaser Salad, crisp romain lettuce with garlic croutons ENTRÉE Bermuda Triangle, jumbo shrimp, sea scallops, Bermuda fish, broiled with scallion lemon butter

DESSERT Carrot Cake with ice cream FINALLY, WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO OUT FOR DINNER WHEN YOU AREN’T HERE COOKING FOR US AT FLANAGAN’S? House of India, Portofino, Café Cairo and L’Oriental! I also like to head up to the Frog and Onion Pub for the live entertainment.


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RESTAURANT REVIEW

ISLAND CUISINE From the moment we walked into Island Cuisine the aroma of home-style cooking took over us like a spell. The atmosphere was inviting as we made our way through the busy diner style restaurant and sat amongst beautiful large photographs of flowers that decorate the walls. Island Cuisine offers daily home cooked specials like Bermuda Pan-Fried Rockfish, Curry Chicken, Meatloaf, Beef Stew, Lamb Chops, BBQ Spare Ribs, Oxtail Stew, Surf & Turf, Sweet & Sour Chicken just to name a few. Sides served include customer’s choice of macaroni & cheese, potato salad, rice with peas, Spanish rice or French fries along with the fresh vegetable of the day. We started by scanning the menu, everything looked good. From the French fries to the lobster! We both gasped “pancakes” after scanning the breakfast options and decided, we had better stick to dinner but wouldn’t it be nice to have a big plate of fresh home-style blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup! Maybe next time! We decided that we had to try the homemade burger and we couldn’t resist but to order the jerk chicken with peas & rice and mashed pumpkin. The hamburger and French fries arrived. This was not just an ordinary burger in front of us, it was definitely gourmet with melted cheese and all the fixings inside a fresh home-style bun. Not only did it smell like it came straight off the BBQ but it tasted incredible. A nice bulky homemade burger is sure to please just about anyone’s palate. The French fries we dipped in ketchup and they were perfectly cooked, just a hint of salt. It didn’t take us long to finish our burger and French fries and then we moved onto the Jerk Chicken. Talk about fresh, the chicken was juicy and perfectly rubbed in spices. The peas and rice, delicious and the mashed pumpkin, well I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I left.


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We didn’t order wine or beer with our dinner however it would have been a nice addition. Actually now that I think about it, a milkshake would have been even better! Island Cuisine is the perfect spot to stop in for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or even just a snack, dessert or a coffee at the bar. The restaurant was full with families, a large table of friends celebrating a birthday, even a few people who preferred to enjoy a meal alone had come in that evening. A great place all around, casual, friendly and the price is right! Just before leaving we both hadn’t gotten the delicious home made style pancakes out of our heads so we decided to order just one for dessert and share it. When the pancake arrived it was still steaming hot and smelled incredible. We covered it with butter and maple syrup and ate the whole thing with big smiles on our faces. That was a good last minute decision!

I think its safe to say that both Simona and I are big fans of Island Cuisine. It is without a doubt one of the best diner style restaurants that either of us has ever been to and we plan to visit again soon!


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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK RESTAURANT GUIDE BACCI Italian with a Passion! Delight in authentic Italian Cuisine delivered with fine dining flair in a stylish yet relaxed family atmosphere. TEL 441 239 6966 WEB www.fairmont.com/southampton LOCATION Fairmont Southampton, Southampton HOURS Open for dinner from 6pm -10pm BOLERO BRASSERIE Busy, lively, and bustling Brasserie/Bistro atmosphere, good food, friendly efficient service, and an overall enjoyable relaxed dining experience. TEL 441 292 4507 WEB www.bolerobrasserie.com LOCATION 95 Front Street, Hamilton HOURS 11:00am – 10:00pm

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Ok.. So no we don’t serve Yashi Sushi on belly buttons but we will let you eat it in the main dining room. COCONUT ROCK Williams House, Reid Street, Hamilton, Tel 441 292 1043 LUNCH Monday - Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday 11:30am - 10:30pm DINNER 5:00pm - 10:30pm - 7 nights a week H A P P Y H O U R Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm B A R 11:30am - 2:00am


441 292 4507 MONDAY - FRIDAY | LUNCH: 11:30am - 2:30pm | DINNER: 6:00pm - 10:30pm SATURDAY | DINNER: 6:00pm - 10:30pm SUNDAY CLOSED


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REStauRant & BaR

Southampton Tel: 238-8580 (at the Golf Academy)

Bermuda’s favorite Indian and Continental cuisine Dine in everyDay Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Reservations Recommended Take OuT Cafe Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

BONEFISH BAR & GRILL Happy atmosphere, fun music, wonderful indoor/outdoor bar and dining, and views of the waterfront. TEL 441 234 5151 WEB www.bonefish.bm LOCATION 6 Dockyard Terrace, Dockyard HOURS 11:00am – 2:00am, 7 days a week DRESS CODE Smart Casual

BLACKBEARDS HIDEOUT Enjoy Italian cuisine and culture, breakfast lunch and dinner served, best Pizza in Dockyard. TEL 441 234 5009 WEB www.amici.bm LOCATION Clock Tower Mall, Sandys HOURS 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week

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CAFÉ AMICI Enjoy Italian cuisine and culture, breakfast lunch and dinner served, best Pizza in Dockyard. TEL 441 234 5009 WEB www.amici.bm LOCATION Clock Tower Mall, Sandys HOURS 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week

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It alian Cult ure & Cuisine

Café Amici is located in the heart of the Royal Naval Dockyard, on the corner of the Clocktower Mall. Open 7 days a week. Breakfast 9:00am - 11:30am Lunch 11:30am - 6:00pm Dinner 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sundays Codfish & Potato Breakfast 9:00am - 12:00noon Lunch 12:00noon - 5:00pm

441 234 5009

Amore BERMUDA LiViO FeRiGO

The PASSiON FOR iTALiAN COOkiNG

Amore Bermuda, is a colourful coffee table style cookbook packed with recipes, stories and the many influential characters in Chef Livio Ferigo’s life. Available at local book stores, Bonefish Bar & Grill and Café Amici.

A Taste of Land & Sea Bonefish Bar & Grill is located in the heart of the Royal Naval Dockyard just across from the Ferry Terminal. Sit down to exquisite views of Bermuda’s breezy Great Sound, award winning Chef & plenty of food. Open 7 Days A Week 11:30am - 5:00pm 6:00pm - 10:30pm Bonefish Bar stays open until 1am

441 234 5151


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106 S o u t h S i d e Roa d St. dav i d’S

“Bermuda’s Unique Dining Experience”

Where you can choose from Premium Cuts of Steak, Seafood & Lamb “Cooked to Perfection” Along with Fresh Vegetables & Salads and The Most Mouthwatering Desserts

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CHOPSTICKS Dine in or out Chinese Fare TEL 441 292 0791 LOCATION 88 Ried Street, Hamilton WEB www.chopsticks.bm

COCONUT ROCK & YASHI SUSHI Delicious food and now serving Yashi Sushi in the dining room. Bar is open until 2:00am. TEL 441 292 1043 LOCATION Reid Street

Reservations

777-0555

Open 5:30pm nightly except Mondays Dress Code: Smart Casual PIZZA HOUSE RESTAURANT Small 9”, Medium 13”, Large 15” & Jumbo 19”

21 DIFFERENT TOPPINGS SHELLEY BAY PLAZA TEL: 293-8465 HERON BAY PLAZA SOUTHAMPTON

TEL: 238-2753 SOUTHSIDE ST. DAVID’S

TEL: 293-5700

EAST MEETS WEST Bermuda’s Favourite Indian and Continental Cuisine. WEST At The Golf Academy in SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 441 238 8580 EAST Extensive Indian, Continental and Oriental menu.. LOCATION: Bermudiana Arcade, 2nd Floor 27 Queen Street, Hamilton, Pembroke TEL: 441 295 8580 continued on pg 76


FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVE BANDS | TOP DJS | KARAOKE

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The Balcony at Henry VIII ELIANA’S FINE DINING At Eliana’s choose from premium cuts of steak, seafood & lamb, cooked to perfection. Along with fresh vegetables & salads and the most mouth-watering desserts. LOCATION: 106 Southroad, St. David’s TEL: 441 777 0555 FLANAGANS IRISH PUB Bermuda’s only Irish Pub & Restaurant offerng a cozy and friendly atmosphere to both Locals and Tourists. LOCATION Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton TEL 441 295 8299 HOURS Mon-Fri: 11am to 1am Sat-Sun: 9am to 1am; Lunch Hours: 11am to 5pm Dinner: 5pm to 11pm FROG & ONION PUB A pub lover’s dream, with everything on the menu named after old English pubs. Great food & great atmosphere. TEL 441 234 2900 WEB www.frogandonion.bm LOCATION Cooperage Building, Royal Naval, Dockyard, Sandys HOURS 11:30am - Midnight continued on pg 78


M LIV US E IC !

441 295 3314

Bermuda’s #1 sports Bar FOOD, DRINKING, MUSIC, SPORTS, BROADCASTS, TRIVIA NIGHT

Conveniently located in Hamilton, offering traditional pub fare, as well as our famous pizza. We offer state of the art satellite coverage of all your favourite sporting events and teams. Sit inside and revel in our lively atmosphere or sit outside on our oversized patio. We offer superior service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 25 RiCHmond Road, PembRoke | 441 295 3314 | WWW.RobinHood.bm

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Enjoy dancing the night away with lively entertainment. Call us for details... RESERVATIONS CALL 441- 238-1977 EMAIL: HENRYS@LOGIC.BM • WWW.HENRYS.BM 69 South Road, Southampton, Bermuda

SERVING DELICIOUS FOOD ALL DAY

TAKE-OUT ANYTIME


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HENRY VIII RESTAURANT, SUSHI BAR & PUB Breath taking views, Old English Charm, traditional English dishes, European cuisine, freshly caught local fish, sushi and live entertainment. TEL 441 238 1977, WEB www.henrys.bm LOCATION 69 South Road, Southampton HOURS lunch 12noon – 4:30pm, dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday brunch 12noon – 3pm, entertainment 9:30pm – 1:00am, sushi bar, lunch 12:30pm – 2:30pm, dinner 5:30pm – 10:00am HENRY VIII RESTAURANT, SUSHI BAR & PUB Breath taking views, Old English Charm, traditional English dishes, European cuisine, freshly caught local fish, sushi and live entertainment. TEL 441 238 1977, WEB www.henrys.bm LOCATION 69 South Road, Southampton HOURS lunch 12noon – 4:30pm, dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday brunch 12noon – 3pm, entertainment 9:30pm – 1:00am, sushi bar, lunch 12:30pm – 2:30pm, dinner 5:30pm – 10:00am

BERMUDA’S BEST DINER

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ISLAND CUISINE At Island Cuisine Restaurant we serve great Bermudian homestyle cooked food at affordable prices. TEL: 441 238 EATS (3287) LOCATION: 235 Middle Road, Southhampton

JASMINE LOUNGE Cocktails, light entrees, snacks, sandwiches, salads and pizza. Live entertainment from 6pm – 1am. TEL 441 238 2555 WEB www.fairmont.com/southampton LOCATION Fairmont Southampton, HOURS 11am – 1am

R e s ta u R a n t & B o at h o u s e B a R

Bermuda’s premier seafood restaurant for more than 35 years. Sailors and landlubbers meet to enjoy the best in fresh fish and other delicious food for lunch and dinner. This summer, enjoy bistro dining on our patio.

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LIDO RESTAURANT TEL 441 236 9884 WEB www. lido.bm LOCATION Lido Complex, Elbow Beach HOURS 7am – 10pm

LOBSTER POT AND BOATHOUSE BAR Bermuda’s oldest fish eatery. TEL 441 292 6898 WEB www.lobsterpot.bm LOCATION 6 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton HOURS Monday – Friday, breakfast from 11:30am and dinner from 5:30pm Saturdays dinner from 5:30pm and Sundays from 6:00pm, reservations advised MICKEY’S BEACH BISTRO New England Bistro Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. TEL 441 236 9107 WEB www. lido.bm/mickeys LOCATION Lido Complex, Elbow Beach

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Where to Eat & Drink 81 MAD HATTERS Ever changing lunch & dinner specials! TEL 441 297 6231 WEB www.madhatters.bm LOCATION 22 Richmond Road, Hamilton Lunch Monday - Friday 12noon - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 6pm - 9:30pm

THE NEW TRADITION Local, Chinese and Indian cuisine TEL 441 234 3700 LOCATION 2 Middle Road, Sandys Weekdays 6am - 9pm Weekends 6am - 10am

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OUTBACK AT FLANAGANS IRISH PUB No matter what team you’re routing for, you’ll always have the best seat in the house at Flanagan’s Outback Sport Bar. LOCATION Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton TEL 441 295 8299

Ever Changing Lunch & Dinner Specials Open: Lunch (Mon-Fri) 12 noon - 2pm Dinner (Mon-Sat) 6pm - 9:30pm

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PIZZA HOUSE PIZZA HOUSE Pizza House with 3 Locations, choose from 21 toppings! HERON BAY PLAZA, SOUTHAMPTON 441 238 2753 SHELLY BAY PLAZA 441 293 8465 ST. DAVID’S, SOUTHSIDE 441 293 5700

RUMBAR South Beach style bar TEL 441 296 5050 LOCATION 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton WEB www.irg.bm

Bermudian & English Dishes Outside Dining Take Out Service Live TV Sporting Events (Satellite) English Soccer at the weekends including PrEmiErE LEaguE, Plus Fa CuP LivE Also NaSCar Open 7 days a week 11:00am until 1:00am. Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:00pm.

10 mangrove Bay road, Somerset

234-0105

ROSES CANTINA Bermuda’s Best Tex-Mex Cuisine TEL 441 295 1912 LOCATION 121 Front Street, Hamilton

ROBIN HOOD PUB & RESTAURANT Bermuda’s # 1 Sports Bar offers traditional pub fare and their famous pizza. Every Tuesday night is Quiz night! TEL 441 295 3314, WEB www.robinhood.bm LOCATION 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke HOURS lunch and dinner + bar is open afternoon and evenings. Continued on pg 84


Bermuda’s Best tex-mex Cuisine! 121 Front Street, Hamilton 441 295 1912

dine in or out CHinese Fare 88 Reid Street, Hamilton 441 292 0791

www.Bermudarestaurants.Com


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SEABREEZE

SEABREEZE The best space for an al fresco drink, great sushi and tapas that’s available on the island. TEL 441 232 3999 or 441 236 9884 WEB www.lido.bm LOCATION Elbow Beach Sea Terrace 60 South Shore Road SWIZZLE INN Home of the original rum swizzle, great pub style food, evening entertainment and popular patio LOCATION EAST - Bailey’s Bay, TEL 441 293 1854 WEB www.swizzleinn.com SWIZZLE INN SOUTH SHORE Home of the original rum swizzle, great pub style food, evening entertainment and popular patio LOCATION WEST - 87 South Shore Road, Warwick, TEL 441 236 7459 WEB www.swizzleinn.com

SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE Bermuda & English dishes, outside dining and take out service. TEL 441 234 0105 LOCATION 10 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset

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. TEL 441 296 5050 LOCATION 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton WEB www.irg.bm Continued on pg 86

THE NEW RESTAURANT

Specializing in Local, Chinese and Indian cuisine

OPEN:

WEEKDAYS - 6am - 9pm WEEKENDS - 6am-10pm

2 Middle Road, Sandy’s

TAKE-OUT Available

: 234 3770


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Great Food Great Drinks and Great Atmosphere!

Restaurant 234-6526

WATERLOT Beamed ceilings and an inviting and gracious décor provide a wonderful setting to enjoy savory Prime Steaks to please the most discerning steak connoisseur. The beautiful outdoor terrace and adjoining gardens is an ideal spot for a pre-dinner cocktail. TEL 441 238 2555 LOCATION 101 South Shore Road, Southampton

WOODYS Great Food, Great Drinks and Great Atmosphere! TEL 441 234 2082 LOCATION 1 Boaz Island, Sandys

Monday - Thursday 11:30am – 10:00pm Fridays & Saturdays 11:30am – 12:00pm Sunday 8.00 a.m.- 9.00 p.m.

Sports Bar 234-2082

Monday - Sunday 11:00am – 1:00am

1 Boaz Island, Somerset MA02

YASHI The most delicious Sushi!!! Eat inside Yashi or in the Coconut Rock dining room. TEL 441 296 6226 LOCATION Reid Street, Hamilton


Swizzle inn South ShoRe & b a i l e y ’ S b ay

Bermuda’s premier pub and restaurant and home of the Rum Swizzle Outdoor patios | Non-smoking areas Family friendly with a kid’s menu Swagger Out gift shop Live entertainment all summer

Open daily from 11am & food served all day Now at two locations!

3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay. Tel 441-293-1854 87 South Shore, Warwick. Tel 441-236-7459


FINALLY, A BEACH ’N BOAT ’N FISH ’N GOLF ’N PARTY DARK ’N STORMY. ®

The genuine cocktail, perfectly made, now available in sleek, 250ml cans. (And the cans are available island-wide, including Bermuda Duty Free.) Cheers.

• The Spirit of Bermuda Visit us at: Hamilton, corner of Front & Queen Streets (295-1123); The Wine Store at 9 Dundonald Street (298-7368); 24-Hour Fax Order: 292-WINE; 24-Hour Voice Order: 295-WINE; Email: gbl@goslings.com. Excessive alcohol consumption may be hazardous to your health. goslingsrums.com


• Two Duty Free Store locations at the Airport • Bermuda’s only company that specializes in Duty Free sales • We service ALL commercial flights, 365 days a year • All popular brands of liquor, cigarettes, perfumes and watches plus Bermuda specialties and GosIing’s Black Seal® merchandise • Duty Free shopping made convenient with no packaging mistakes and no missed deliveries Allowance is generally 200 cigarettes and one litre of liquor per passanger. Please call for further details

FREE DELIVERY to Cruise Ships and Yachts

Avoid Disappointment - Order Early! (Yachts require purchase of goods 24 hours prior to departure).

Corner of Front & Queen Streets, Hamilton 298-7337


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E K SHA IT UP

Sponsored By

Esposito GiusEppE (pEpE) Little Venice Wine Bar Pepe has been with the Little Venice Group for 24 years and comes to us all the way from Capri Island Italy. He started out working at the old Harbourfront when Angelo Salvia was head chef. He spent 3 years at Harbourfront and in 1991 moved to Little Venice. You can usually find Pepe working at the wine bar during the day. He is a very friendly easygoing guy with some pretty great stories to tell. He enjoys the regulars company who have over the years become much like family at Little Venice and each day’s new cliental brings through the door, fresh smiles, new stories and good times. Pepe has extensive training in Wine, ask him about the trip to California that Gosling’s recently invited him on. He spent 1 week in Flowers Winery, California, Le Creama Winery, family of Kendall Jackson. Pepe says, it is incredible the amount of work that goes into one bottle of wine. Not just any wine, but a good wine. You quickly understand the difference between a $10 bottle and a $150 bottle. Little Venice is getting a special box that can store an open bottle of wine for up to 4 weeks so that they can start offering some of these special bottles by the glass. Prisioner

2010 Napa Valley Red Wine Dark red, almost garnet hue with bright red on the rim. Ripe cherry and cedar on the nose with hints of dried rose petal and sweet oak. Lovely entry that leads into a fat and savory mid palate. Ripe fig and black currant dominate the finish with a breadth of soft, well integrated tannins. — Dave Phinney, Winemaker

Bellini

Bisol “Crede” Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut Peach Puree Pour peach puree into a chilled champagne flute and top with prosecco.


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Ryan Gibbons Baracuda Grill If Ryan looks familiar but you just can’t place him, you may have to jog your memory back a several years to the popular Pickled Onion on Front Street. He often changed his hair colour but his smile always stayed the same and in fact that is probably what will catch your attention today. From 2008 – 2010 Ryan spent 2 years “back stage” at home actually recovering from a bad bike accident after losing part of his leg. You wouldn’t know it when you meet Ryan, he is strong-minded, full of energy and glowing with life. He read during his recovery about Oscar Pistorius (The Blade Runner) and learned that Oscar qualified for the Olympics with the assistance of two prosthetic legs. After being told that he would have to walk with a cane for the rest of his life, Ryan moved quickly following the necessary steps to get prosthetic treatment. You can see for yourself, Ryan has no need for a cane. Also during recovery Ryan did a lot of work with the amputee association and spoke at local schools and to local kids. In the near future Ryan is preparing to visit the Nightclub Bar Convention in Las Vegas. He is working on his portfolio and preparing for the mixology competition. During Ryan’s time at Baracuda Grill he has created 4 new cocktail menus, 8 drinks are original creations. Ryan says… “I like to bring a big city feel to a small island and small restaurant. I am currently studying for a Masters in Mixology through the Bartenders Association.”

The Celtic King Gin Blossom

1.5 oz Hendricks Gin ½ oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur 1oz Apple Juice Slice of a cucumber peeled sprig of mint *Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass

Pour ½ oz of Drambuie in a shot glass with an orange peel, carefully light on fire (never serve anything flaming) 1½ oz Jameson, ¼ oz sweet vermouth Juice of a squeezed cherry Zest of an orange *Put all ingredients into a shaker and stir (don’t shake, will get cloudy)


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NIGHTLIFE

NIGHTLIFE SPOTLIGHT How do you feel about a Bacardi Superior freshly made Mojito and Bermuda’s best homestyle Guacamole and Tortila Chips on a Friday eve after a long week of work. At Rumbar you can sit inside the South Beach style bar or why not relax in the verandah style coutyard. Ask your server about events and activities scheduled for that evening. If you happen to be there at the right time, Bacardi Brand Manager Alvin Harvey might approach you and offer to buy you a Bacardi Brand cocktail to replace whatever it is your drinking! Rumbar is always a good time and you just never know who you might run into when your there. The Bartenders and Servers are great and will keep you entertained if you are alone or waiting for a friend/group to join you. The music is good and the atmosphere overall is one to keep coming back for. So stop by this Friday with friends and order a few Mojito’s. Don’t forget the Guacamole and Tortila Chips. They are to die for!

www.bacardiontherock.bm


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WHAT’S COOKING BERMUDA?

with Barry Cohen

Spring Is In The Air!

I hope you enjoy letting Spring into your home with these great recipes. You can almost taste the cool air, feel that slight breeze, and experience that pleasant mix of warm and cold that only spring can bring. Of course, when we talk about spring, we’re also talking about food. Now that winter is gone and spring is here, we are now finally going to enjoy a nice treat. There are plenty of vegetables available this season for you to try. Take your pick of produce and their recipes. Remember, enjoying vegetables in season ensures that you get not only the best nutrition, but also the best value for your money. So here are a few fun recipes for you to enjoy. Lemon Orzo Primavera Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 medium zucchini, shredded 1 medium carrot, shredded 1 (14 ounce) can vegetable broth 1 lemon, zested 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions 1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in orzo, and cook 2 minutes, until golden. Stir in garlic, zucchini, and carrot, and cook 2 minutes. Pour in the broth and mix in lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed and orzo is tender. Season with thyme and top with Parmesan to serve. SUGGESTED WINE BY APRIL GOSLING NAUDE: Perfect with a glass of Terlato Pinot Grigio. Color: Pale gold. Aroma: Melon, orange blossom, and spice. Taste: Lively and fresh with a dense midpalate. Crisp with a lingering finish.

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum-Flavored Black Beans and Rice Ingredients 2 cups uncooked white rice 4 cups water 1 jalapeño pepper diced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped celery 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 large onion, chopped 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup Rum 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish


What’s Cooking Bermuda 95 Directions 1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the carrots, celery, garlic, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of parsley, and dark rum. Continue cooking until heated through. Serve over a bed of rice and garnish with 1 teaspoon of parsley. SUGGESTED WINE BY APRIL GOSLING NAUDE: Great with B&G Côtes-du-Rhône Gold Label. Tasting notes: Cherry red colour. Rich and complex nose (morello cherry, spice, tobacco). Concentrated wine, well structured with spicy and black fruit flavours.

Delicious Barley Bake Ingredients 2 cups barley 4 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped onion 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 yellow zucchini, cut into half moons 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces 2 cups broccoli florets 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup grated cheese Pecorino Romano 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 tablespoon ground thyme 1 cup green peas 1 cup whole kernel corn 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 2 cups shredded cooked chicken salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions 1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Bring the barley and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 minutes. 3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, garlic, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, zucchini, green beans, and broccoli. Continue cooking and stirring until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat. 4. Combine cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Locatella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, nutmeg, oregano, basil, and thyme in a large bowl, mixing until smooth. Stir in the prepared barley, peas, corn, roasted red peppers, spinach, and shredded chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a large baking dish and top with mozzarella cheese. 5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, and cheese has melted, 20 to 30 minutes. SUGGESTED DRINK BY APRIL GOSLING NAUDE: Perfect with a Dark ‘n Stormy®. Check out our new ready to drink Dark ‘n Stormy® cans available in supermarkets across the island!

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Being approximately twenty-one miles long by one mile wide, Bermuda is a compact country by any standard. Like many locations offering comparable amenities and lifestyle, it is also subject to ever increasing development. But despite being densely populated, Bermuda still retains plenty of nature relative to its size. The beaches provide, of course, our most resplendently evident nature. Stretching almost from one tip of the island to the other, they insinuate themselves into coves and caves that for the most part remain far from crowded and in some cases may even seem undiscovered. On the north side, this South Shore chain is complemented by an island-long trail—a walking route popular with visitors and locals alike—created by the demise of a train that traversed the island from St. George’s to Somerset between 1931 and 1948. Here are just a few suggestions for getting away from it all in every part of the island. COOPER’S ISLAND NATURE RESERVE | St. David’s This wooded area at the very eastern end of the island, on what until 1995 was part of a U.S. base, is a fairly recent addition to the Bermuda park system. It lies alongside two calm, shallow and child-friendly beaches—Clearwater Beach and Turtle Beach—that are virtually unpopulated during the week but can get noisy on weekends, when families congregate for picnics. WALSINGHAM, BLUE HOLE HILL | Bailey’s Bay From Cooper’s Island you can also glimpse, on the western end of Castle Harbour, the dense woodland that Bermudians call `Tom Moore’s jungle’ because the Irish Romantic waxed poetic over a calabash tree growing here. The wilderness is accessible through Blue Hole Park at the western end of the causeway that connects St. David’s and St. George’s to the rest of Bermuda. Follow the unmarked trail to its heart and encounter awesome caves! SPITTAL POND NATURE RESERVE | South Shore Road, Smith’s Parish For a less strenuous experience try Spittal Pond, located not too far west of the popular bathing spot, John Smith’s Bay. This coastal preserve is a good place to take a leisurely walk and enjoy views of the South Shore reefs and surf. The brackish pond from which the area derives its name is—at almost two-and-a-half acres—the largest salt marsh remaining on the island and host to several native plant species as well as many birds, many of which drop by unexpectedly to join the resident coots and yellow-crowned night herons. PAGET MARSH | Lover’s Lane and South Shore Road, Paget This valuable tract lies unobtrusively alongside one of the busiest stretches of road in Bermuda and would be easy to drive right past. That would be a mistake, particularly for anyone with ecological and environmental interests. At approximately 25 acres, Paget Marsh is the largest of the island’s surviving peat marshes, a boggy inland habitat that nurtures a diverse array of wildlife and native species. HOG BAY PARK | Middle Road, Sandy’s For a glimpse of what Bermuda must have looked like a hundred years ago, when farming was a vital and commonplace occupation, turn off into this `park’ that in fact includes several terrains and levels as it stretches out to the coast. Field after field planted with crops that vary to accommodate changing soil conditions between inland and coast suggest that serious farming still persists to a limited extent on the island, which now imports most of its produce.


This Week in Bermuda - APRIL 2012  

#1 Guide for Visitors & Locals

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