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Review: De Island Shack On Somerset Road

Review: De Island Shack On Somerset Road

[Written by Dale Butler] During my visit two weeks ago to interview Barbara [nee Bassett] Dillas at the bus stop in front of the former Arnold’s Supermarket in Somerset about her memorial to Somerset businesses, as I looked across the road, I observed a constant stream of people going to the window of De Island Shack, described as the “local... Read more of this article

Column: Onion Seed Series: Darius Richardson

Column: Onion Seed Series: Darius Richardson

[Written by Dale Butler] Darius Richardson is a Bermudian who has had numerous work experiences in a short space of time where he has been able to shine and grow with every experience. He is only 56 and his career list is impressive: At age 9 his mason apprenticeship came to an end when his father died. But the desire for building remained in his... Read more of this article

Review: Curry Leaf Take-Out Restaurant

Review: Curry Leaf Take-Out Restaurant

[Written by Dale Butler] It is always a joy after morning chores to pick a take-out restaurant I have never attended in order to satisfy my one meal a day journey in life that started four years ago. Having seen the Curry Leaf advert online, I was impressed and became even more determined to find it to experience their food. Located on the corner of... Read more of this article

Leopards Club Donate To Christ Church

Leopards Club Donate To Christ Church

[Written by Dale Butler] As the Leopards Club International approaches its 75th anniversary in February, the executive and members have been busy increasing membership, renovating, preparing for their annual general meeting on Sunday, November 5, and fundraising. On Thursday, October 26, Vice President Calvert Harvey and Assistant Secretary Keith Battersbee... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Clyde Best Wall Artisan Market

Photos & Video: Clyde Best Wall Artisan Market

[Written by Dale Butler] On a warm summer day, Clyde Best Lane, with note-worthy art work on the walls, came to life on Sunday, Oct 22nd at 3pm with the presence of one of Bermuda’s greatest soccer stars, Clyde Best, who walked to all 13 vendors in humility as they stared at his brilliant light as a humble native who did so well in local and UK soccer... Read more of this article

Review: Pinky’s Restaurant & Drive Thru

Review: Pinky’s Restaurant & Drive Thru

[Written by Dale Butler] I have great memories of Tom Cat, a drive thru restaurant that once existed in the City of Hamilton and was known for its soft ice cream. Drive thru has been very popular in the USA but had never caught on in Bermuda. With that said, the announcement by the FoodHub Restaurant Group that one would be opening at 95 Middle Road... Read more of this article

Column: The Clarence Hill Sports Arena

Column: The Clarence Hill Sports Arena

[Written by Dale Butler] The Bermuda public was given a brief insight on Friday, October 29th into The Clarence Hill Sports Arena, creatively designed by Atlantic Publishing House [A.P.H.] and built by Michael Dillas. Present were Miles “Trane” Manders, who did the signage, Gail Palacio, artist of a six-foot portrait, and Rodney Smith, consultant... Read more of this article

Review: Mike Hind And The Limestones

Review: Mike Hind And The Limestones

[Written by Dale Butler] Docksiders Pub and Restaurant have gained a solid reputation over the years for friendly service, great food with good prices, and live broadcasting of sports events that draw large crowds adorned in their team colours and dress. With Covid regulations relaxed because of the vast improvements made, their famous Wednesday Night... Read more of this article

Review: Luncheon At The Prospect Room

Review: Luncheon At The Prospect Room

[Written by Dale Butler] The six-week 11.00am and 1.00pm Culinary Arts Luncheon, revived at the Bermuda College, sold out in one day, highlighting the strong foundation formed over the years. Hostess L’Tanya Roberts, Dean of Business, Hospitality and Technical Education, was on hand to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols were followed when she welcomed... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Friday Night Live!’ Comedy At The Loft

Review: ‘Friday Night Live!’ Comedy At The Loft

[Written by Dale Butler] Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Act 3; Scene 2: Maria: “If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourselves into stitches, follow me.” The Loft on the third floor of The Emporium Building at 69 Front Street was the ideal venue for a night of adult comedy from veterans and a newcomer who are mischievous just like the Musketeers.... Read more of this article

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

[Written by Dale Butler] There were so many pluses about this event that it can only be given the title par excellence from the initial greeting by General Manager Rehanna Palumbo, who has a reputation for friendliness and standards, to the heavenly and pristine paradise setting of Coco Reef, where the live music and dinner showcase took place around... Read more of this article

Review: “The Soul Family Revue” Performance

Review: “The Soul Family Revue” Performance

[Written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, October 3, The Soul Family Revue held a command performance on the West End Sailboat Club’s beautiful oceanside terrace under a full moon and before a mature audience of eager, well-dressed and Covid-19 abiding fans. From the time we were warmly greeted by host Judy Butterfield, it was obvious we were going to... Read more of this article

Review: Black Healing Collective, Youth Justice

Review: Black Healing Collective, Youth Justice

[Written by Dale Butler] Ajala Omodele, a young Bermudian social studies teacher and author, used his knowledge as one of the leaders of the Youth for Justice and the Black Healing Collective to pour a libation reminding the audience about the sacred venue we stood in and the healing that needed to take place in the Bermuda community. The Warwick Rubber... Read more of this article

Review: Weekend Music Shows In Pembroke

Review: Weekend Music Shows In Pembroke

[Written by Dale Butler] The island was recently blessed with two well organised Covid-19 regulated concerts at outdoor venues demonstrating that such concerts can be held. The first concert, entitled ‘A Night of Soul,’ was held at the Bernard’s Park complex organised by A New Life Charity 1011. Prior to the show, Don Burgess did an excellent... Read more of this article

Review: Soul Session Saturday Live Music

Review: Soul Session Saturday Live Music

[Written by Dale Butler] My week started by reading, for a second time, The Autobiography of Nina Simone, and a purchase of Bermuda vinyl albums from Peggy Burns that gave me copies of “At His Best: Hubert Smith”, “Search for Serenity” by Milt Robinson and “Early Autumn” by the Bermuda Sounds featuring Bishop Caines, Aidan McNally, Violetta... Read more of this article

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

[Review written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, July 18th, the Flame Restaurant at 89 North Shore, Devonshire, came alive with entertainers Jesse and John Seymour, Ben Payne, and saxophonist Tino Martinez. The show opened with Ben singing and playing guitar to a mature audience starving for live music. His versions of Redemption Song, Sitting on the Dock... Read more of this article