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Luau supports Man-O-War swimmers

On April 12 Friends of the Man-O-War Swimmers held a luau cookout at the home of Dr. Leo & Charlotte Landhuis in Man-O-War. Guests at the event were treated to a Hawaiian themed afternoon complete with hula skirts and leis on the beach. Food was served and fresh coconut milk was on hand to wash it down. The event was organized to raise money for the swimmers and the swimming program on Man-O-War.

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FHA supports EAC

Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust proposed that the wetland habitat at Snake Cay Creek, Bight of Old Robinson and Cherokee Sound be put aside for the use of future generations. The proposal states that fishing and conching would still be allowed, but that existing marine resources regulations will be enforced to protect juveniles.

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Hope Town’s Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden memorializes history and loved ones

The Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, located on Hope Town's Back Street, near the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, had lain unnoticed by many for several years. However, that has all recently changed and the garden is now a beautifully landscaped retreat where one can enjoy sitting for some quiet time and reflecting under the gazebo, or wandering around the garden admiring all the interesting plants and plaques placed in memory of many loved ones.

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Fox Town Primary pays courtesy call to Governor General

His Excellency the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes welcomes Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from Fox Town Primary School

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Devour! The Beach invites foodies to Green Turtle

Devour! The Beach excited “foodies,” both tourist and local alike, during the three day event in Green Turtle Cay that started March 26. Devour!, best described as an ocean-side wine and food extravaganza, paired hungry guests with five famous chefs along with a knowledgeable Master of Wine.

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Cherokee hosts “Big Sing”

Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound hosted a “Big Sing” on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, to help raise medical funds for one of their members and pay tribute and special thanks to another.

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“World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Parade” held in Marsh Harbour

A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gath­ered together at Memorial Park for the world’s shortest – approximately a quarter mile – St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.

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Book Review: The Candy Striped Lighthouse

I have just had the pleasure of reading ‘The Candy Striped Lighthouse’ by Elizabeth Webb. I had heard of this book, which was just released at the beginning of this year, and had believed it to be a children's book. However, on perusing this book I have discovered it to be a delightful poem which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Local is first Bahamian to become Certified Helicopter Instructor

On March 20, 2014 Brandon Saw­yer, son of Beth and Bernice Sawyer and grandson of well-known Abaconi­an Jack Lowe, completed an intensive course at Bristow Academy in Titus­ville, Florida becoming the first known certified Bahamian Helicopter Instruc­tor.

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Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend returns to Treasure Cay

The third annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend (GAFFW) continues to see growth with 72 triathletes competing in this year’s event as event organizer Lee McCoy sees even more growth to come in next year’s event which takes place in Treasure Cay.

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