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Hope Town Harbour Lodge hosts annual Arts and Crafts Festival

The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held its fourteenth annual Arts and Crafts Festival on November 29. This has become a well-loved tradition for both locals and visitors to gather on the day following Thanksgiving to enjoy an excellent and varied display of arts and crafts and also to socialize with friends over a glass of wine and some hors d'oeuvres.

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Artist Highlight: A ‘Crafty’ Couple – Star Crafts

Leo Bethel, since retiring from his full time job three years ago, has discovered that he has quite a talent for 'crafting.' His wife, Renee, who still works full time as a secretary / art teacher at Agape Christian School, and who shares his love of crafting, says that she has always been naturally artistic.

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South Abaco Youth Talent Competition delights community

St Mark’s Baptist Church at Crossing Rocks was packed to capacity with young people attending the South Abaco Youth Talent competition on October 26. A large number of youth performed and were well supported by friends and family members. The talent and awards night was held as part of Youth Month celebrations.

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Gospel Singalong Fundraiser Concert held in November

The Gospel Singalong Concert held in the St John the Baptist Anglican Church Parish Hall on November 2 was very much enjoyed by the audience who certainly showed their appreciation. One lady gave it high praise indeed when she described it as; "A concert to end all concerts."

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Artist Highlight: Zyandric Jones

Zyandric Jones is a gifted young artist who is passionate about his work. His favourite mediums are graphite and ink and many people are familiar with the amazingly detailed drawings, especially portraits, which he has shown at various art shows. One piece in particular that has always stayed in my mind is his very poignant drawing of Mother Theresa. His skills actually include many other mediums, such as video editing, figure drawing, 3-D modality and animation, Photoshop and sculpting as well as painting. He enjoys combining all mediums in one piece .

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Artist Highlight: Brigitte Bowyer Carey

Like most artists, Brigitte Bowyer began doodling very early on in life, in fact she even doodled in her high chair and was punished in school for drawing in her text books. Her dream was to be a painter and study at the famed ‘Sorbonne’ in Paris. However, she was an only child and her very protective father felt that Paris in the 60s would be too dangerous for his daughter. He felt that she should “study something more practical than painting pictures” and so she studied to become a graphic designer.

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‘Election 2012: What Just Happened?’ entertains Abaconians

‘Election 2012: What Just Happened?’ was presented on September 21 in the Grace Gym to an audience of 500 plus which must be a near-record for Abaco. People came from as far as Green Turtle Cay to enjoy this hilarious comedy which has played to rave reviews on several occasions in Nassau and also in Freeport.

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New Entry Band releases new hit song: “Excited”

Excitement sums up the collective mood of the New Entry Band members, and even more so, since the video shoot of the group’s new hit song: “Excited” at Grabbers Bed Bar & Grill on Guana Cay in late August. Lead singer Wilner Pierre said that since the band’s formation in 2006, things have been going great. In fact, New Entry is looking forward to having “Excited” featured on Bahamian music sensation – Kirkland “KB” Bodie’s – latest “KB & Friends: Vol. 4” album. They also intend to travel to Nassau to promote a few more of their popular songs that predominantly combines pop music with a cross section of musical genres performed onstage in front of live audiences.

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Artist Highlight: Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts

This week’s featured artist is a highly talented crafter. Kimberly Sturrup Roberts has a very lively imagination which is always leading to innovative new ideas which, along with her very skilled fingers, ensure that she always has some exciting new project in hand. Kimberly’s creative talents first came to the attention of the people of Abaco when she opened a shop in Memorial Plaza in 1995 which sold Bahamian-made crafts and craft supplies. Then in 1998 she began her own special line of crafts, naming her company Bahama Dawn. In 2005 she closed shop and opened her own studio where she keeps very busy with her creations. Her skills are not limited to any one type of craft for as she states on her website; “I like to melt glass and metal, stitch fabric and get messy in clay.”

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Potholes Substitute for Crawfish Traps: A Comical Look at Abaco’s Roads

Sadly, The Abaconian's Editor wasn't able to go out crawfishing on the start of the season. Luckily, there were a few flooded potholes around town he could go looking for whips in.

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