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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pure Bonaire 2016 Calendar Now Available for Purchase Online

The Pure Bonaire 2016 Calender features photography encompassing a wide variety of the Bonaire lifestyle…….from its nature, to sports, and to the island’s culture and people.  By looking at this calendar every day, those who wish for more time on Bonaire can spend it vicariously through the colorful imagery of life on Bonaire.

This premium calendar features 13.5” x 19” sized pages, coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), and full-color interior ink.  Bonaire’s holidays for the coming year are noted on the calendar.  It’s the perfect gift for Bonaire aficionados to give to themselves, or as holiday gifts for any Bonaire lover!  The cost of this deluxe calendar is $25.00 and it can be ordered individually or in small quantities online, and the calendar normally ships within five days of placing an order.  To preview the calendar or to make a purchase, visit the InfoBonaire Bookstore at http://www.infobonaire.com/?p=345(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)

Posted by Susan Davis on August 27, 2015 at 11:34am AST
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Final 2015 Taste of Bonaire is Sunday, August 30th, 2015

This Sunday, August 30th, 2015, brings the season’s final Taste of Bonaire event in Wilhelmina Park from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

The program will be filled with music, shows, food stands, and arts & crafts.  International dishes will be available from China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Holland, India, Jamaica, Suriname, Venezuela, as well as Bonaire.

Performing on stage will be The Genies, International Folkloric Dancers, Sensation Band, and Proyekto 2000.  Come and enjoy it, or else wait until next year! (Source:  TCB)

Posted by Susan Davis on August 26, 2015 at 12:47pm AST
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Friday, June 26, 2015

The Next Taste of Bonaire is Dedicated to Bonaire’s Talented Youth

This Sunday, June 28th, 2015, brings the season’s third Taste of Bonaire event in Wilhelmina Park from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.  This event will be dedicated to highlighting some of Bonaire’s talented youths.

The program will be filled with music, shows, food stands, and arts & crafts. Performing on stage will be Grupo Kara Kora, The Extreme Dancers, and a few other surprises.  Those who come to enjoy the event will also see the Bonaire Culinary Team, just back from Miami’s Taste of the Caribbean, as well as some of the local youth models and Bonaire’s windsurfing Pro-Kids.  (Source:  TCB)

Posted by Susan Davis on June 26, 2015 at 3:55pm AST
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Monday, June 01, 2015

Save the Date--Sunday, June 7th, 2015--for Washington Park’s Annual Open House

It’s an annual tradition for STINAPA to hold an annual open house at Washington-Slagbaai National Park.  Admission to the park on this day is free, and there are plenty of activities to keep one occupied from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

As usual, there will be a variety of food and beverages available. The kid’s corner will be present again, as well, with the very popular face-painting.  STINAPA will host a guided hiking trip for adults at 8:00 AM through Mondi Suit and a mountain bike race starting at 7:30 AM.  For those who don’t want to traverse through the entire park, there is transportation available to Slagbaai at 9:00 AM then again at 12:00 Noon. At 3:00 PM, transportation is available to bring everyone back from Slagbaai.

Local bands will be making music for anyone who just wants to dance starting at 1:00 PM.  There is a market specializing in local food and handicrafts. It’s a great day to come out, meet your neighbors and friends you haven’t seen, and enjoy the day.

Posted by Susan Davis on June 01, 2015 at 3:19pm AST
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Taste of Bonaire is Once Again Coming This Saturday

On May 30th, Bonaire will once again enjoy the popular Taste of Bonaire event, closing out the first culinary month for the island. 

This upcoming event will focus upon Bonaire’s culture with different types of food stands, arts and crafts, and performances by Folkloric Band Foyan Boyz, The Ginies Dance Group, and Dance Group Sensation.

Be there for the event’s raffle, everyone present can participate.  Prizes consist of gift certificates for services ranging from a bottle of wine to a dinner for two. Be sure to make a plan to enjoy this upcoming “Taste” on May 30th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM in Wilehlemina Park. (Source:  TCB)

Posted by Susan Davis on May 28, 2015 at 1:44pm AST
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Friday, May 01, 2015

Enjoy 2015’s First Taste of Bonaire Opening Culinary Month on Bonaire

It’s become a signature summer event, when everyone on Bonaire meets at Wilhelmina Park for the Taste of Bonaire events.  This year’s first event will take place this coming Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

The Taste of Bonaire events are for anyone who enjoys music, arts and crafts, and the reason for the gathering--Food!  This Sunday’s event marks the opening of of the new Bonaire Culinary Month, when in May many dining and culinary treats will be featured, so be sure to attend Sunday evening in Wilhelmina Park.  (Source:  TCB)

Posted by Susan Davis on May 01, 2015 at 12:54pm AST
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Krusada Expands Shopping Hours for Fresh Vegetables

Visitors are always looking for the freshest of ingredients in which to use in cooking in their apartments while visiting Bonaire, but normally produce arrives only once per week from either Holland or the USA.  Krusada has large greenhouses and they have expanded their capacity this year in order to provide fresh vegetables.

Krusada is Bonaire’s substance abuse facility, but they maintain their greenhouses to raise money for the foundation.  The vegetables are grown in organic conditions, as often as is allowed by Bonaire’s weather, and they normally stock red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, bok choy, cucumbers, and arugula.  Depending upon the season, long green beans, chard, mint, and basil are also available.

Prior to this year, the greenhouses were only open for purchase of vegetables for one hour, twice a week.  But with the addition of several new, large greenhouses, the organization now has the capacity to open for longer hours with a more steady supply of veggies.  Currently Krusada is now open on Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

To find Krusada, travel east on Kaminda Lagun and after you pass the Lagoen Hill community, be on the watch for the sign on the left.  Turn into the property, and drive toward the old landhouse.  Parking is nearby and follow the signs to the purchase area.  (Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)

Posted by Susan Davis on March 24, 2015 at 1:00pm AST
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Italy in the World Opens Offering Italian Delicatessen Products

Bonaire has been maturing and growing up in recent years, and there’s no better indicator of this than the opening of several specialty retail stores.  The most recent is Italy in the World, which is showcasing fine Italian food and wine products.

Cristina, originally from Italy, is the store’s proprietor, and she is very knowledgeable and passionate about all the food items, as well as wines, that she carries in the store.  For Italian wine lovers, it’s like being in a candy store.  And for those who love great Italian food, it’s like being in Disneyland!

Italy in the World has high-quality delicious pasta in many varieties, including organic pasta, and a Sicilian favorite, sepia pasta.  Other food items include vegetables in olive oil, starter, ragout, sauce and other delicacies direct from Italy.  Dessert is also a gastronomic adventure with sweets such as fruit in syrup, jam, cakes, chocolate, and many more. For those suffering from allergies or food intolerance, Cristina dedicates an area of the shop just for gluten-free products.

The shop features the widest possible choice of exceptional Italian wines from the best producing regions of Italy.  With labels such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Trentino, Friuli, Veneto, Sicily, Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, there is something for even the most discerning palate.

Another treat is the cheese and salami section, teasing cheese lovers with the smell of authentic Italian Parmesan or other specialty cheeses.

Italy in the World is located at Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot #39, in Kralendijk.  On your next Bonaire visit, be sure to stop in and say hello.  In true Italian fashion, the shop is open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and then again from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Plans are in the works for the future for the shop to be open straight through the day.  (Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)

Posted by Susan Davis on March 03, 2015 at 3:21pm AST
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Friday, December 12, 2014

It’s a Busy Saturday and Sunday on Bonaire with Tree Planting, Wine Debuts, and Christmas Markets

This weekend there’s enough happening on Bonaire to keep anyone happy!  Start the day with a tree-planting with Echo, and then chill later in the day with a great glass of just-debuted wine, before attending a Christmas market on Sunday.

Echo, the foundation which protects Bonaire’s loras and prikichi (parrots and parakeets), is hosting a tree planting at 8:00 AM tomorrow at Dos Pos in the northern region of Gotomeer, near to their headquarters.  This is to help bring back Bonaire’s native forest, decimated hundreds of years ago.  Come and help out, or come and watch!  Bring strong shoes, outdoor clothing, water, and a shovel and pick axe if you have one! 

And always at this time of year, Antillean Wine Company debuts the new Beaujolais Nouveau, after a long sea journey from France.  They assure us it’s a great wine, but try it for yourself tomorrow from 7:00 PM until 9.00 PM, when, instead of their regular wine tasting, they will be serving Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 Chateau Cambon.  Buy a bottle and share with friend at $18.00 per bottle, or try a glass at $ 4.00.

On Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, do your Christmas shopping at the Christmas Market.  There’s free entrance to the local arts and crafts, and lots of other gifts to be perused, along with food and drinks to make it merry.  The market is being held at Hotel Roomer at EEG Boulevard #97.

Have a great Bonaire weekend!  <(Source:  Echo, Antillean Wine, Club Roomer Bonaire Foundation)

Posted by Susan Davis on December 12, 2014 at 3:40pm AST
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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Upcoming Events on Bonaire

There are some interesting upcoming events in the next week for those on Bonaire.  On Saturday, the Kriabon Famers’ Market will hold its Christmas Fair.  And, next week, on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, CIEE will host an interesting discussion about the effects of tsunamis on Bonaire.

Saturday, December 6th, 2014, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Kriabon’s headquarters will take on a much different look, with a multitude of stands with Christmas items, paper, decorations, and local art.  Of course, this is all in addition to the normal Farmers’ Market stands with locally produced fruit and vegetables, plants, sweets, drinks, and local food.  From 9:30 to 10:30, enjoy live music from the Panchito Choir.  Kriabon is located at Kaminda Jatu Baco #55.

Then enjoy the radio transmission of a live performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 6:00 PM, on radio 89.5 FM, courtesy of Trans World Radio.  Pre-concert programming begins at 2:30, and there will be an interview with Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, the music director, at 2:55 PM, just prior to the concert beginning at 3:00 PM (more or less, since it’s a live event!).  What a way to get into the holiday spirit!

On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, CIEE will be offering a free presentation by Max Engel, Jan Oetjen,and Simon Matthias May, who come from the Institute of Geography at the University of Cologne, in Germany.  They will discuss the studies that have been done since the late 1990s, on the fields of massive boulders and coral rubble deposits aligning the coast of Bonaire to prehistoric extreme-wave events such as tsunamis or hurricanes. This research has intensified in the last decade, and it is now accepted that some of the largest boulders and also subsurface sand layers found in some of the bays are the result of one or several tsunamis of the last millennia. By combining information drawn from the sediments with computer models of potential tsunamis reaching the shores of Bonaire, we aim at assessing the risk potential on the island. The talk sums up research activities of the past and provides insights into our initial modelling scenarios.  CIEE is located at Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot #26 in Kralendijk.  All are welcome, but do arrive on time, as the presentations are started promptly.

Enjoy!  (Source:  Kriabon and CIEE Bonaire)

Posted by Susan Davis on December 04, 2014 at 12:24pm AST
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