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  1. Fête de St Barth Saturday 8/24 - Fireworks - Closings

    The Fête de St Barth takes place this Saturday, 8/24. There will be events throughout the day, followed by music and dancing on the quay. There will also be fireworks, hopefully without the...
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    Re: Dishes of the day- 8/19

    That makes a lot more sense.
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    Re: Dishes of the day- 8/19

    Souris d'agneau is not something which I'm familiar with. Google translates it as Lamb Mousse, not Mouse, and I found recipes for it. Here's one: https://ifood.tv/lamb/95215-lamb-mousse
  4. Re: Papa's pizza. Anyone tried this one yet? Looks like delivery only.

    If you're cooking at the villa, now that you've found Papa's Pizza, check out the butcher next door, Boucherie Ché Yo. They re-open on Tuesday 8/20 after their summer break.
  5. Thread: Turtle herding

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    Re: Turtle herding

    A word of advice to all - give some thought to just where you feed turtles. I've had a turtle (never fed close to the villa on my watch) wander inside and leave a large "present". Twice in two days.
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    Re: Turtle herding

    These copies, attached in a different manner, will be easier to see. That's a lot of turtles!

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  7. Re: Papa's pizza. Anyone tried this one yet? Looks like delivery only.

    JPizza is the correct name, after JP, the pizzaiolo. It’s open only for dinner, Wednesday through Sunday, 18:00 - 22:00. The phone number is 0690.33.73.87. I have not figured out just where it is,...
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    Re: Jimny vs Ignis; Auto vs. Manual?

    I haven’t driven a stick on SBH in decades. I’ve never had a problem with an AWD automatic on the hills.
  9. Re: Papa's pizza. Anyone tried this one yet? Looks like delivery only.

    They do takeout, but I don’t know if they have any tables for eat-in. There in the Les Mangliers complex, straight back behind the airport gas station. I haven’t tried them. Les Bananiers is my...
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    Re: the old La Licorne club

    It looks a lot nicer now than it did the last time that I saw it. Nice to have another event space too.
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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    I mixed up two Holy Days. Today is of course Assumption Day.
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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Ascension Day is a Public Holiday in France.
  13. Re: Beach Party and hanging around photos from this weekend - August 10/11 2019

    The community group who sponsored the 2-day party is The Youngz, with a core of people from La Pointe, the outer side of the harbor where the Hospital, the Wall House Museum, the Hotel de la...
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    Re: New Chefs at L’Isola

    Of course!
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    Re: New Chefs at L’Isola

    Several similar photos are attributed to the filming of The Sons of Katie Elder.


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  16. Thread: Favorite Month

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    Re: Favorite Month

    April. Years ago, we asked local friends which months had the best weather. The consensus was April. We visit in April and November, with an occasional June trip. June is warmer than we like.
  17. Re: Voyager Ferry Offline for Repairs August 7 - August 10?

    Voyager III's new engine was installed today, sea trials are scheduled for tomorrow, and they hope to resume service on Sunday morning. From FB:

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    The post in French:

    VOYAGER : fin des...
  18. Re: Voyager Ferry Offline for Repairs August 7 - August 10?

    Voyager is a St Martin company, Great Bay Express is a St Maarten company. From a distance and without sufficient facts to know for sure, the issue does not appear to have been between the two...
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    Re: We're coming back

    Welcome!

    There's a good flow of information here, so you'll find plenty to read between now and your trip. The next few months, the lowest of the low season, may be quiet, but things will pick...
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    Re: Charter from SXM November 4.

    Judy's back! I was wondering if you were going to make it.
  21. Voyager Ferry Offline for Repairs August 7 - August 10?

    The Voyager ferry is offline for repairs until at least Saturday. Temporary plans to use Shantiwa II as an alternate ferry appear to have fallen through. It’s unclear from the phrasing of the FB...
  22. Re: Bad Villa Rental Experience with Marla Villas

    I had a similar situation a number of years ago with a different villa, which was in the Sibarth portfolio at the time. I don't think that the rental agency has a whole lot of control over this type...
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    Re: lightning round...

    Perhaps the artist was Jean-Yves Fremont, who made some very nice silkscreens.
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    Re: thrills and chills...

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  25. Thread: More storms

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    Re: More storms

    It’s so nice of Avianca to provide a quiet spot to hang out for those of us who never fly them, lol. One day I may take advantage of their self-serve bar, but so far it’s just been bottled water and...
  26. Thread: More storms

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    Re: More storms

    Safe travels.
  27. Thread: More storms

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    Re: More storms

    It looks like 1/4” to 1/2” were reported from various locations around the island. Every drop is welcome, but these smaller amounts are easier to deal with than some of the 1”+ rainfalls earlier in...
  28. Thread: 2020 Dates?

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    Re: 2020 Dates?

    Thanks Ellen. I was pretty sure that I was good for the Film Festival dates. Those Jazz Fest dates are hard to find.
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    Re: Question: Sailboat mooring in Gustavia

    The Capitainerie/Port Office would be a good place to start. They’re all bilingual. http://www.portdegustavia.fr/port-plaisance-gustavia

    Have a thought about your insurance and hurricane season...
  30. Thread: 2020 Dates?

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    Re: 2020 Dates?

    WIMCO maintains one of the more complete event calendars.

    https://www.wimco.com/villa-rentals/caribbean/st-barthelemy/events.aspx
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    Re: 50 Shades of Rosé

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    https://www.barbeyrolles.com/en/rose-petale-de-rose/
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    Re: Les Bananiers Is Back Today, 7/5

    Years ago, I stayed a few times at a WIMCO villa just up the road, WV DEN. I don’t see it in WIMCO’s current inventory, but I do see the adjacent villa with the same owner, WV LED.
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    Re: Back in Paradise!

    Ah, Les Basses. It will continue to reveal itself to you. The bakery across the street can change your world in the morning. (Just remember the gate code to get back in, LOL)

    I've spent hours...
  34. Re: Generation of 18 to 25 year old born on St. Barts.

    Those seasonal workers often, as you say, stay in houses and apartments rented by their employers. Those places are thus unavailable to those born on St Barth, which was part of the original...
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    Re: The rains have finally come

    Le Journal is reporting that 137mm/5.4 inches of rain fell over the course of 3 days.
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