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Deliverance Replica Damaged, But Re-Opens

Deliverance Replica Damaged, But Re-Opens

“After the one-two punch of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, our Deliverance looked more like how we imagine Sea Venture,” the latest issue of the St. George’s Foundation newsletter said, adding that the Deliverance has now re-opened to visitors, with free admission to the main deck area only while repairs to the stern, below... Read more of this article

Photos: 1600s Replica Bermuda Home Survives

Photos: 1600s Replica Bermuda Home Survives

The replica house built in the same style as the settlers did in the 1600s — complete with a palmetto thatch roof — came through Hurricane Gonzalo without any visible damage. It is located on the Carter House grounds in St. David’s, and the Carter House website describes the house as being built using the techniques and tools of 1612... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Town Cemetery, Historic Monument

Tucker’s Town Cemetery, Historic Monument

Following public consultation, Minister for Home Affairs Michael Fahy has now listed the Tucker’s Town cemetery, east of 40 Stables Lane, St. Georges, as a Grade HM [Historic Monument]. A Historic Monument is a type of listed building. A spokesperson said, “Listed buildings are considered to be of special architectural or historic interest under... Read more of this article

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is hosting their 2014 Fall Natural History Course from October 2 to November 1, 2014. The course will see lectures take place on Thursdays from 6.15pm to 8.45pm, with field trips planned for Sundays. Thee fee for the entire course is $140 for BZS Members and $170 for non-members, with membership available at application,... Read more of this article

Aviation Pioneer Geraldine Mock Dies At 88

Aviation Pioneer Geraldine Mock Dies At 88

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock — the first woman to fly solo around the world — has died at the age of 88, some 50 years after her history making journey, which included a stop in Bermuda. Mrs. Mock flew a single engine Cessna 180 christened the Spirit of Columbus, which was affectionately dubbed “Charlie,” and jointly owned... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: World War I Memorial Service

Photos & Video: World War I Memorial Service

A service to commemorate the onset of the First World War was held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton this Sunday [Sept 28], with a host of dignitaries in attendance. Speaking before the service, Governor George Fergusson noted the 100th Anniversary of the death of the first Bermudian to be killed in the First World War, and said... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Hubert Smith, The Play

Photos & Videos: Hubert Smith, The Play

A play celebrating the life of legendary Bermudian musician Hubert Smith — best known for being the composer and singer of Bermuda is Another World – is presently running at the Fourways Inn, where it is set to continue until October 5th. “Hubert Smith: The Play” was spearheaded by Dale Butler, and the performers include Cleveland “Outta-Sight”... Read more of this article

World War One Commemmoration Service

World War One Commemmoration Service

[Updated] A service to commemorate the onset of the First World War will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Hamilton this Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “The service will be conducted by the Bishop of Bermuda, the Rt. Reverend Nicholas Dill. Along with hymns and prayers, the Regimental Colours for... Read more of this article

For Sale: Cigar Churchill Smoked In Bermuda

For Sale: Cigar Churchill Smoked In Bermuda

A cigar that Winston Churchill smoked during a Cold War conference in Bermuda up for sale at PFC Auctions in Guernsey, with reports suggesting that it may fetch up to £3,000 [$4,900]. The Bermuda meeting was held in December 1953, with Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and French Premier Joseph Laniel... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

A luxury perfume originally created in the 1800s, and hidden in a Bermuda shipwreck for 150 years, is now available to purchase after a meticulous, first-of-its-kind re-creation process. A launch event was held last night [Sept 23] in New York, with those in attendance including actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Senator Jeff Baron, Minister of Tourism... Read more of this article


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