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Christmas Tree Alternatives

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just weeks away.  Typically, the Christmas trees will start arriving the weekend after Thanksgiving and then it will be four weeks worth of constant needle vacuuming and watering. While I grew up with a real tree for the holidays and have staunchly defended it well into adulthood, every year I toy with the idea of doing something a little different.  This year, I scoured through Pinterest and found these great Christmas tree alternatives that are simple and stunning. Since most of...

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Home for the Holidays: Christmas and Cassava Pie

 It is at this time of the year that the thoughts of travelers turn homeward. Many will be dreaming of a white Christmas, but for the Bermudian far from home there is only the dream of family, friends and cassava pie. Having flourished our ...

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Christmas at Carter House

Every year a party held one afternoon in late November or early December gives St. David’s its own touch of Christmas magic. It happens at Carter House, one of Bermuda’s oldest houses and a much loved museum that sits atop a hill in St. Davi...

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Westmeath’s Coastal Christmas Extravaganza

The fact is a person is diagnosed with dementia somewhere in the world every four seconds. The myth is there is nothing we can do about this sobering statistic. The reality is you can make a difference.  Help today by attending the fund-rai...

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Island Style

Deck the halls with these Bermuda inspired ornaments available locally, and create your own island-style Christmas wreath!   (Clockwise from top) Cedar Cutouts: Riihiluoma’s, Metal Ornaments: Riihiluoma’s, Banana Leaf Angel: Dockyard C...

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What’s in a Name? The Bartlett’s “Loblolly”

The practice of house naming began hundreds of years ago with the English nobility whose manor houses, castles and estates bore traditional family or place names. Gradually the practice spread to the local gentry and then to the middle classes, ...