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Christmas traditions strengthen Cherokee’s community

Other settlements do indeed have their traditions over the holidays, but Christmas in Cherokee is one of the most popular. Every year Cherokee-roots families come back together from across the island to be a part of it. On December 16, the Kids Korner kids put on their Christmas program. And on the Dec. 17 the tiny tots Fire Flies had their program in the Old Schoolhouse. Within the week before Christmas, carolers gathered and walked the streets singing Christmas carols. On December 20 the Youth Group put on an evening of songs at the Old School. Then, the Sunday night before Christmas, the Methodist Church had its Candlelight Service.

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Island Waves’ Workshop on Women’s Empowerment

On Saturday, December 15, Garnell Limperes, President of Island Waves, held the first of a series of workshops on Women’s Empowerment. A few women, and two men, attended the session featuring Ashley Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray and Leanne Russell as speakers.

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ECC provides great entertainment at Christmas Assembly

Every Child Counts (ECC) held its annual Christmas Assembly on December 14. Performances were given by all classes as ECC students, staff members and volunteers ushered in the holiday season with an upbeat selection of Christmas songs and skits. Cardesha Wright served as moderator of the program during the assembly.

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Abaco basketball players share their struggles, successes in college

Kevin Altidor and McDonald Jean-Louis stopped by for a visit over the holidays with Ishmael “Stretch” Morley at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Dec. 18. Kevin, who attended Abaco Central High School (ACH), and went on to graduate from C C Sweeting Senior High School in 2009, is currently in his final semester at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. He has plans to transfer to a four-year college sometime next year.

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Agape expected to rank among nation’s top four basketball teams

Coach Wayde Adderley and the senior boys basketball team from Agape Christian School attended the 38th Annual Catholic High Christmas Invitational Tournament in Grand Bahama on Dec. 12-15. Agape lost by two points against Eight Mile Rock High School in the championship game.

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Eagles continue their success in the Eleuthera at Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament

The Agape Christian School Eagles came back from the Eleuthera Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament with a first and third place. Four of their players made the “All Tournament Team” and Coach Wayde Adderley was recognized as “Coach of the Tournament”.

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Kamala Boyz Roofing donates for children’s gifts

On December 7 Renaldo Gardiner made a courtesy call on the North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry. Mr. Gardiner’s company, Kamala Boyz Roofing, made a donation of $2,000 to go towards toys for underprivileged children on Abaco.

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Local cadets participate in survival exercise

A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of December 1 to participate in a survival training exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether seventy four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of Defense Force Officers who had come from Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation.

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Junkanoo Committee presents seed money in preparation for upcoming cultural events

The All Abaco Junkanoo Committee Members met together with sponsors and media on December 6 to explain plans for the two upcoming Junkanoo events as well as present seed money to the Junkanoo groups. The first event on their calendar is the Second Annual Junkanoo Competition held at Sea Spray Resort in Hope Town. The second event is occurring in February: Love Rush 2013.

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Sea Spray Junkanoo delights crowd and honours memory

On Friday, December 28, 2012, Sea Spray Resort and Marina, on Elbow Cay, hosted the Second Annual Junkanoo Parade. The event each year aims to honour the memory of an Abaconian who has made a difference in the community. This year Monty Albury, who in fact founded Sea Spray, was honoured. Monty’s two sons, Bradley and James Albury, were present to receive a plaque and banner in his memory. Sea Spray’s manager, Junior Mernard, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture- Minister Daniel Johnson - presented the award.

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