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Sponging remains a viable industry in Abaco

A sponger from Little Abaco spoke about sponge harvesting that is making a comeback on Abaco. Donald Rolle of Mount Hope makes his living sponging, fishing and guiding and told about his work to an interested audience during the Art for the Park event at Abaco Beach Resort on January 25.

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Johnston Studios Foundry awarded $74,000 to construct Sir Lynden statue

On Feb. 13, The Bahamas Government awarded a $74,000 contract to Peter Johnston and Richard Appaldo of Johnston Studios Foundry in the House of Assembly to construct a bronze statue of former Bahamian Prime Minister, the late Sir Lynden Pindling.

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GTC’s new “Artist in Residence” seeks the tranquility of island life

Green Turtle Cay has a new face that’s become quite familiar these past few weeks. Usually found with his easel propped opposite his muse - one of the cay’s street views, homes or beaches, Rett Sturman has a growing collection of oil-painted scenes like the Albert Lowe Museum he’s currently working on.

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Celebrity chefs to dish it up at Devour! The Beach in Green Turtle

America’s hottest chefs will descend on Green Turtle Cay for a three-day ocean-side food extravaganza. From March 26-29, 2014, the remote-island paradise will play host to the first annual Devour! The Beach festival. The three–day event features extraordinary culinary events led by celebrity chefs from Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Ottawa and Halifax.

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Elbow Cay Reef Ball trumps success of last year

The Reef Ball was held on Elbow Cay on Feb 15. This year it was held at the Abaco Inn and a second Reef Ball will be held on March 1 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. A silent and live auction delighted the crowd with great prizes. Local band, “Suppa Time” brought the beats that got the crowd dancing at the end of the evening.

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Abaco student shares her college experience in China

Pamela Smith, a 2011 graduate of Forest Heights Academy, is now attending Beijing Union University (BUU) in pursuit of a degree in International Business and Trade. Smith has already completed two years of study at BUU in addition to learning to speak and write in Mandarin.

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Abaco Central High School placed first in the 16th Visual Arts Exhibition in Nassau

Art Teacher, Stacia Pitt, returned from Nassau on February 14 with two of her students, Mario Murphy and Jason Louis holding trophies received for Abaco Central High School’s first place in the 16th Visual Arts Exhibition, Family Islands category.

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Music Doing Good performs another great show with ECC

The Power of One was the theme of the Music Doing Good concert to benefit Every Child Counts held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on February 6 and at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort on February 7.

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Education’s District Awards recognizes Abaco’s top students, athletes

The Dept. of Education held its Annual District Awards Ceremony 2014 at New Vision Ministries on Feb. 5 under the theme: “Excellence for all…Yes, We Say So!”

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Artist Highlight: Stacey Bethel-Adderley

Stacey Bethel- Adderley is a multitalented young lady with creativity oozing out of every pore. She describes herself as a mixed media children's artist who received her BFA in fashion design with a minor in art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She subsequently attended the postgraduate programme in Art Education at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and received her teaching certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International. She also received her dance teacher certification in August 2012.

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