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Shell Museum Opened in Cherokee Features Nature’s Beauties

The shell collection will continue to grow as other people have already promised to donate shells.

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National Arts Festival Pits Best Against the Best

Adjudications for The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival began at the beginning of March in Nassau and were held on Abaco during the week of March 20- 24. This festival highlights the talents of students at primary, junior and senior high school levels in the fields of dance, drama, music and the visual arts. It is a truly national festival since it covers not only Nassau and Grand Bahama but all of the family islands also.

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Studies in China Open a World of Culture for Abaco Student

"It was a wonderful experience for me and I have great memories and many friendships that I have made. It was harder for me to come back home as I found the culture shock much greater coming home than it was to going to China. Abaco is such a big contrast."

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Thirty Ride to Raise Firehouse Funds

The third annual fundraiser Bikeathon for the High Banks Fire House took place on February 12, 2017 under beautiful clear, sunny skies with temperatures just perfect for a nice bike ride. This perfect day was very welcome as riders from last year had memories of a harrowing ride against head winds which made the ride very hard going.

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Weather Station Installed at High Banks Fire House

A valuable new addition to The Bahamas High Banks Fire Station is a weather station. This weather station, which stands atop the very smart looking firehouse building, was presented to the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service for their participation in a Prescribed Burning Training from October 27 to November 4 last year.

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Cherokee Sound to Open Shell Museum

The quaint little settlement of Cherokee, although quiet and laid back has produced many fine sailors, other persons of note and highly skilled craftspeople. It is soon to make its mark on The Bahamas in yet another way. Easter weekend is scheduled for the opening of a Shell Museum there which it is believed will be the only one in The Bahamas.

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Researchers Study Bonefish Spawning Behavior in Abaco

Two marine research scientists spent eight days on Abaco from 29 February to March 8 in conjunction with a multi-year study being conducted across the entire Bahamas. This was the first time on Abaco for researcher Liz Wallace of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida though Chris Haak of the University of Massachusetts has been here before working on other tagging projects.

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ECC Thanks Volunteers with Special Performance

The students of the Every Child Counts School performed a ‘Thank You’ concert for the many volunteers of the school on March 16 in their school’s quadrangle. This came on the heels of their two very successful fundraiser performances in Hope Town and Treasure Cay.

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Chamber of Commerce Meeting Addresses Schooner Bay Commons Land Discrepancy

A meeting for persons of the entire South Abaco community (which includes Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Schooner Bay, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point) was held on February 26 in the Crossing Rocks Primary School. The goal of the meeting was for the South Abaco community to meet with persons from Schooner Bay Ventures Limited to discuss differences that had risen and make plans for the way forward.

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Bikers Ride Thirty Miles for Bahama Palm Fire House

Twenty two brave souls battled a very strong, chilly headwind to cycle the thirty miles from Sandy Point to Bahama Palm Shores on Valentine’s Day, February 14. They did this not to impress their Valentines (though it probably did) but to raise funds for the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service. The riders met at the Fire House in Bahama Palm Shores at 7.30 a.m. from where they were transported with their bicycles to Sandy Point.

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