Thursday, February 10, 2011
Editor’s Note: Bermuda Shorts would like to apologize to all of its readers, especially anyone who happens to be a teacher, wrestling coach, surfer, Heineken lover, snorkel mask funneler, rented boat anchor breaker or international party planner who may or may not reside in West Islip, Long Island, for leaving a picture of Mayor Eddie Farve on our homepage for longer than one day. We hope to never disappoint you ever again. So, in the spirit of making amends here for you today is a little Bermuda Soup. Remember when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took all that flack for relaxing in his Bermuda vacation home while the Big Apple got walloped by snow? Well, according to the New York Times the City Council wants Bloomie to fill out a mayoral sign-out sheet every time the billionaire dashes off to one of his homes in Vail, London or right here in Bermuda. So much for swizzling in secret. Those looking for a great hotel deal should look no further than the Fairmont Southampton’s most recent promotion: Its $99 room sale good for 99 hours. You’ll have to book from today until February 13 and travel anytime up until May 11, but rooms that are normally $299 are being sold for a third of the price with a special promotion code from Travelzoo. And if you’ve forgotten why the Southampton resort is perfect for your Bermuda getaway, check out my Top Seven Reasons why you should reserve a room at the hotel today. Finally a little good news from the deep: “Where the Whales Sing,” a documentary from local filmmaker Andrew Stevenson about the migration of humpback whales through Bermuda’s waters has been awarded High Honors at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival in New Jersey. This is the second international honor for the film, after winning its category at the 2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival. Care to see what all the hubbub is about? Then check out this video featuring whales breaching off Bermuda’s south shore. Bermuda Shorts is back baby!