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Abaco Students Attend RYLA

RYLA is a leadership development programme run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics.

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Man-O-War Flea Market Features Food, Fun, Ship Tours and More

A good crowd attended this year’s Man-O-War Flea Market. The addition of several ferries, balmy weather and the hope of finding good bargains contributed to the healthy turn out.

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2017 Love Rush Junkanoo

Thousands of visitors and locals lined the sides of Don MacKay Blvd to witness the display of beautiful colours and dancing and feel the rhythm on February 25 as the annual ‘Love Rush’ Junkanoo parade paid homage to recently departed Agatha “Aggie” Curry of Spring City.

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Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic Effective at Humane Population Control

When the original Treasure Cay Humane Society lost its facility they were left with the dilemma of what to do with the expensive surgery equipment, purchased with funds donated by many residents of Treasure Cay. It was conceptualized by the Treasure Cay rescue team that a mobile clinic could be the answer.

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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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A New Generation, A New Bahamian Explorer

When most Bahamian high school students sign up for their obligated two-week work experience programs, students often search out positions as doctors’ office assistants, helping with family businesses, or some sort of work within the tourism industry. But one Forest Heights Academy Student had other ideas.

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Arts for the Parks Raises Awareness and Funds for Abaco’s National Parks

The annual Bahamas National Trust Arts for the Parks took place on the weekend of January 27-28 at the Abaco Beach Resort.

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Abaco Dog Training Club Competition

Jumps, tunnels and climbing structures tested of the agility and training of several dogs of different breeds during a three day competition that took place in Marsh Harbour on February 3, 4 and 5. The competitors consisted of eight Abaco teams and two United States teams.

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Staff and Students Celebrate Life of an Angel

It was an emotional day for those attending the memorial service for Tara Joan Varga at Angels Academy on Feb. 6, 2017. The event was themed a celebration of the “Life of Our Angel: Tara Joan Varga.”

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Career Fair Highlights CTE Month Activities

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Abaco Education District Office in collaboration with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month during the month of February. The effort highlighted and brought together major stakeholders in education and business, providing opportunities for all students and the general public in the technical-vocational arena.

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