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Cherokee Shell Museum Continues to Share Mother Nature’s Handiwork

A whole year has passed since Cherokee Sound opened their sea shell museum, Gifts From The Sea on the 15th of April, 2017. The attraction has proven very popular with visitors to our island. They are amazed at the many different sea shells the museum houses. Visitors come to our …

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Cherokee Fundraiser a Rousing Success

There is an old Bahamian song that Michael Bethel paraphrased to describe the success of the Medical Fund Raiser for Ms. Vashti Albury held on March 31 in Cherokee Sound: “Say What You Like, Do What You Like, but you can’t beat the folks in Cherokee when it comes to …

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Cherokee Assembly of God Church Rededicated During Stirring Ceremony

A large group of followers gathered on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Cherokee Sound’s Assembly of God Church to rededicate their sanctuary after major renovations.  There were visitors from as far away as Nassau, Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. The ceremony opened with Roger Pinder giving opening …

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Cherokee Town Meeting Highlights Improvements Residents Seek

With twenty persons in attendance, Mrs. Jackie Estavez, Chief Councillor for South Abaco District, opened the meeting and a prayer was given by the Secretary, Ms. Davis.  The new South Abaco Island Administrator, Donald Rolle, was introduced and he addressed the audience saying he was there to hear about the …

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Santa Returns to Cherokee for Decades Old Tradition

As they all gathered on the ground, the children waited for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve in Cherokee Sound. It seems like they are waiting forever, but soon they hear him coming with music and lights blaring on his latest, motorized sleigh. Everyone moves in to take a photo and welcome him. He’s jolly and fat, and he quickly moved to his seat of honour by the community tree (which was exceptionally beautiful this year), to hand out the children’s gifts and have his photo taken.

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Methodism Celebrates Bi-Centennial in Abaco

On December 11, Methodists came together for nine days of events at six different churches culminating in a Bi-Centennial Celebration at a special service at Cherokee’s Epworth Chapel, with over 200 persons attending. The Green Turtle Cay Methodist Church was organized the year before Cherokee in 1815, therefore 201 years of Methodism in Abaco were commemorated. Although, the Green Turtle Sanctuary closed their doors many years ago.

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The Famous Cherokee Quilts

When my husband and I met in 1961, I met many people from Cherokee, in fact we visited Abaco on an August Monday Mail Boat Excursion. It was then that I first learned about the “Cherokee Quilt”, and we received one of them as a wedding gift and my grandchildren are still using it.

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The Sage of Cherokee

It was not just another Saturday afternoon as a small group gathered at the Cabana near the Long Dock in Cherokee to hear “The Sage of Cherokee” (Patrick Bethel) tell just a few of his fascinating stories about “Old Cherokee.” While some were still glued to their T.V’s. and another …

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Cherokee Clinic Progressing Nicely

The new Cherokee Clinic is really taking shape as of late. The outside work is completed and a good coat of paint will finish the job.

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Long-Serving Reverend Honoured in Cherokee

The Abaco circuit including Saint Andrew’s in Dundas Town, Saint James in Hope Town and Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound met for an evening of celebration in Cherokee Sound on Wednesday, April 13 for an intra-church fellowship to recognize a long-time friend of the Bahamas Conference of Methodist Churches throughout The Bahamas, Reverend Eugene Zimmerman and his wife, Emily Ann.

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