Some years back, I did an article about my thoughts on tipping. Well, my opinion has not changed much, however the line of people who expect tips is growing and so are the conniving approaches on how to get those extra funds out of you.
Award-winning author Jeannette Walls shared a story of optimism and triumph at the third annual Power of the Purse fundraising luncheon on March 24, organized and sponsored by Scotiabank. Before a full ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Ms. Walls told a tale of transformation from an often difficult childhood to an internationally acclaimed writing career.
Paddlers, kayakers and anyone who owns a non-motorized watercraft are welcome to sign up for the Paddle for Heart Challenge on Sunday afternoon. This 3-mile paddle event aims to raise money for the Hart for Hearts foundation, which raises awareness of the problems associated with infants born with congenital heart defects and seeks donations to assist families with expenses.
The Easter weekend is a much loved one in Cayman – a four-day weekend when locals take to the coastal areas to go camping and head to one of the many brunches on the island. This year, it runs from April 14-17. You will have seen the signs of Easter popping up throughout the supermarkets in the form of pastel-hued treats, baskets and a huge selection of chocolate Easter eggs. Now is the time to buy them before they’re all gone, like the Easter Bunny.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman, at the south end of Seven Mile Beach, is celebrating its soft opening with an exclusive rate for locals. Representing a savings of more than 65 percent, the limited time local resident rate of US$150 per night is available on new bookings from now through June 30. Service fees and government and resort fees are waived.
Animated films, thrillers and comedies are all on the list for April, starting off with “The Boss Baby” starring Alec Baldwin as the voice of the main character.
It doesn’t get much more traditional than the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, held every year along the Thames. This year, more than 250,000 people are expected to line the banks of the Thames Tideway to watch the fierce contest.
Anyone who has attended the annual Cayman Heart Fund gala dinner will already be familiar with the versatility of the Sea N’ B band, led by Barrie and Chuck Quappe.
It seems that April is the month for laughs, looking at the talent on tour. Maybe it’s because April 1 is April Fool’s Day, or perhaps people are just happier now that winter has come to an end. Whatever the reason, if comedy is your jam, this is the month to take in some shows in South Florida.
The annual St. Ignatius Spring Fling school fair takes place on Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall and the school grounds. All are welcome to attend and participate in the activities.