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Photos: High Tides Continue To Flood Areas

Photos: High Tides Continue To Flood Areas

The excessively high tide today [Nov 4] of 4.3 feet resulted in areas across the island experiencing flooding in low lying areas – a scene duplicated on occasion over the last few weeks. The Bermuda Weather Service Tide Tables show a high tide today of 1.3m/4.3′. The East End saw part of the Town Square in St George’s being covered with water,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Bermuda National Trust ‘FarmFest’

Photos/Video: Bermuda National Trust ‘FarmFest’

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] held their “FarmFest” event today [Oct 28] at Devondale in Devonshire, with a number of activities taking place including game stalls, arts and crafts, food stalls, tractor rides, 3-legged races, pony rides, a costume parade and much more. We will post a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime... Read more of this article

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

On Saturday [Oct 14], Whitney Institute students and staff took to the streets to do a big Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] cleanup and gain community service hours. One hundred students and seventeen staff, including Principal Reeshemah Swan, and several parents divided into six teams to scour the roadside bushes for litter. They started from the school... Read more of this article

Photos: Crystal Caves Closed Due To High Tides

Photos: Crystal Caves Closed Due To High Tides

The popular tourist attraction Crystal Caves had to close today [Oct 9] due to the excessively high tide the island has been experiencing over the last few days. The excessively high tide of 4.3 feet has resulted in flooding in different areas across the island and caused staff to close Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves today. The attraction will remain... Read more of this article

Photos: Clearwater Students Community Cleanup

Photos: Clearwater Students Community Cleanup

Saying they want to give back to the community, Clearwater Middle School staff and students are spending this morning [Oct 6] cleaning up Clearwater Beach Park in the east end, with Anne Hyde of KKB, St David’s MP Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Government Reform, and area residents also joining in the effort. Speaking this morning, School Principal... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton during the “lights out” period from... Read more of this article

Photos: Clarien Gives Away 300 Saplings

Photos: Clarien Gives Away 300 Saplings

In celebration of Earth Day, Clarien Bank donated 300 native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Olive Wood, and Bay Grape saplings to clients and residents today [Apr 22]. The Earth Day sapling donations continue the Bank’s Reforestation efforts which began with a sapling giveaway to clients and residents in October 2014 following the impact of... Read more of this article

Photos: BNT Sweetheart Plant And Bake Sale

Photos: BNT Sweetheart Plant And Bake Sale

The Bermuda National Trust is holding their ‘Sweetheart Plant and Bake Sale’ today [Feb 13] on Pomander Road in Paget,  with the event featuring a crafts section for children, potting demonstrations, and fresh baked goods. A variety of fresh produce from local farmers was available for purchase, along with a selection of potted plants... Read more of this article

Photos: 2015 Bermuda National Trust FarmFest

Photos: 2015 Bermuda National Trust FarmFest

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda National Trust is hosting their “FarmFest” today [Oct 31], with a number of activities taking place including game stalls, races, arts and crafts, a costume parade, and more. The event is free to attend, with game and food tickets available to purchase, with all proceeds from the event set to help the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Hurricane Joaquin Passes By Bermuda

Photos: Hurricane Joaquin Passes By Bermuda

While it thankfully did not cause the damage Hurricane Gonzalo did last year, the passing of Hurricane Joaquin had an impact on the island, canceling school days, cruises, and other services, and requiring a clean-up in its wake. With the hurricane passed, both the OBA and PLP expressed their thanks and appreciation to those who assisted with the storm... Read more of this article

Photos: Group Cleans Up North Shore Area

Photos: Group Cleans Up North Shore Area

A group recently got together to clean up the North Shore area of Constituency #18 Pembroke West Central, leading to a truck hauling a load of overgrowth away. Nick Kempe said, “We had ten people out and, in less than two hours, achieved very satisfying results. Before the corner was very low visibility and bus passengers had to stand in the road... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club Clean Up

Photos: Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club Clean Up

Members of the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club [BSAC] were taking part in the annual Keep Bermuda Beautiful EY Coastal Clean Up on Saturday [Sept 19] when they recovered a safe and five motorcycles from the seabed at Clarence Cove in Admiralty Park. BSAC had 10 divers and 5 shore crew taking part in the event and used old onion bags instead of the usual trash... Read more of this article