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Local to compete in Ironman for charity

On November 1 local triathlete, Brent Cartwright, will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He is seeking sponsors to help him reach his goal of raising $5000 for this charity.

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Leandra Rolle undergoes life-changing surgery

Where there’s a will, there is a way especially when God is in the equation. Just ask Leandra Rolle, a 17-year-old girl diagnosed with scoliosis, who recently graduated from Agape Christian School as salutatorian.

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Every Child Counts teachers participate in communications course

Ten teachers and teachers’ assistants at the Every Child Counts School graduated from a CAET Institute course on July 26 following a period of intensive training over the past eight weekends. The CAET Institute (Communication Assistant Education Training) course is designed “To educate and increase the knowledge and skill of persons working in the capacity of communications assistant to a designated speech and language pathologist. It is also designed to reduce the professional and service needs requirement gaps that exist between the significant prevalence of communication disorders in the Bahamas and the amount of adequately trained and qualified interventionists available.”

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Thirty six attend Maritime Summer Camp  

The three week camp for future maritime cadets ended July 18 with an award ceremony held at Pastor Emett Archer’s Youth Ministries.

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Customer shocked by electric bill adjustment: Bill jumps from $5 to $2700 in one month

Many customers of Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) have their share of stories to tell of high bills, and damaged appliances; however, a customer on Crockett Drive may have the most shocking story to tell.

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Cheeseburger in Paradise Party has record attendance

Possibly the largest beach party to be held annually in The Bahamas, Bobb and Patricia Henderson’s Stranded Naked Cheeseburger in Paradise Party took place on July 3 – the official party to launch the Regatta Time in Abaco (RTIA) races.

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Pathfinders awards 2014 scholarships

On June 25, eight students gathered at New Vision ministries to be recognized. The students, new high school grads and some who have been out of school a while, had received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. After months of interviews, fund raisers and planning it was finally time to “have fun,” according to Pathfinder’s Michael Albury.

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Cherokee community to host Fudge Making Competition

Recently, I was told a story about two families who used to get together for an evening of board games and fudge-making and how much fun it was. I’ll bet most of us you can remember standing at your Mom’s elbow watching her stir a big pot of fudge, patiently waiting for a chance to lick that spoon. Today, so many things are not good for you, but surely chocolate cannot be one of them.

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North Abaco Community Band marches into Coopers Town

On June 28, the North Abaco Community Band transformed the Faith Walk Church of God in Coopers Town into a grand recital hall.

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908 Lionfish taken in the Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby

For the sixth year in a row, avid lionfish hunters on Green Turtle Cay set out at the crack of dawn on June 28th to participate in the world’s longest running lionfish derby. Conditions on the water could not have been better as the teams removed invasive lionfish from the Sea of Abaco on June 28.

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