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Rotary Changeover Banquet 2013

The Rotary Club of Abaco held its Changeover Banquet on June 29. The Banquet was an awards dinner as well as an officer installation. Two Hope Town residents were honoured with the prestigious Paul Harris Felowship: Vernon Malone and Candice Key. The club held the dinner at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

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Green Turtle Cay Resident Completes National EMT Certification

Zachary Roberts recently completed exhaustive training in the Bahamas and the United States to attain his Emergency Medical Technician certification. Zach is a 2009 graduate of Forest Heights Academy, and is the son of Green Turtle residents April and Kevin Roberts.

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Medical fundraiser held for Ernest Scott

The family of Ernest Scott received overwhelming support from the Abaco community at his medical fundraiser at the BAIC Park on July 27. Steak and rib dinners were sold with the usual side orders along with delectable conch fritters, and tasty coconut and pineapple tarts. Entertainment was provided, and the bouncing castle stole the show for the younger ones.

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Creative Summer Arts Camp offered to three communities

The first Creative Summer Arts Camp was held on July 15-19 in Marsh Harbour at the Island Waves Cultural Centre; the second camp was offered to Treasure Cay from July 29 to Aug. 2 at Headstart Academy; and the final one took place from Aug.12-16 in Sandy Point at James A. Pinder Primary School. The camp was offered at no cost and was open to children between the ages of five to 12 years old.

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Potholes Substitute for Crawfish Traps: A Comical Look at Abaco’s Roads

Sadly, The Abaconian's Editor wasn't able to go out crawfishing on the start of the season. Luckily, there were a few flooded potholes around town he could go looking for whips in.

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Sea Spray celebrates Goombay with KB

On Thursday, July 18, Sea Spray Resort held their 4th annual Goombay Festival, which has been sponsored by Kalik and Commonwealth Brewery. This night was the second to last of the four week festival, which had celebrations every Thursday night at the resort. The crowd was entertained that night by nationally recognized performer, KB. There was a large crowd of both tourists and Bahamians, who celebrated Bahamian culture together. The evening began with a local calypso band playing, while festival goers enjoyed a buffet of traditional Bahamian food, drinks, and perused local jewelry and crafts that were for sale.

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Barefoot Man Summer Concert entertains Guana

George “Barefoot Man” Nowak made his second appearance in Abaco for the year. The popular performer conducted his Summer concert at Nippers on Guana Cay during July 19 -20. This particular concert was considered by many attending to be one of the more fun and relaxed of the more than decade long series. “Chantal” a possible Tropical Storm that threatened around the time of the concern, but ended up fizzling out, drove away some boaters. But those that remained for the concert thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Little Abaco honours teacher after 44 Years

Fox Town, Abaco came alive for three days on the 20-22 July when former students of Fox Town All Age School honoured Ralph Hanna. Mr. Hanna, affectionately known as "Teacher Hanna," was flown in for a special celebration and thanks for his contribution to the community some 50 odd years ago. There was a flurry of activities designed to show their appreciation for the great work he had done during his eleven years as Principal of Fox Town All Age School (1958-1969).

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Angels Academy receives help from Mission Teams

Angels Academy, located along Front Street, Marsh Harbour, benefitted from the helping hands of two Mission teams this summer. The teams, both coming from Valdosta, Georgia’s First United Methodist Church, assisted around the school grounds cleaning, making repairs and building the students a new playground set.

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CCC coordinator bids farewell to Abaco community

Almost six years ago, the Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) opened its doors on Abaco. Although grants and donations from Nassau have helped to supplement its operating costs, the Centre is in urgent need of the community’s financial support. “For the past six months, the Christian Counselling Centre has been struggling in a special way, and there have been times when its board of directors has wondered if they should close because of financial problems,” said Margaret Smith, CCC coordinator. “So we are back and forth between the board in Nassau and here to determine how to go forward. We recognize that there is a need for the services, and that we are called by God to fulfill this role in the community.”

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