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Project Hope focuses on improving parenting relationships

Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Potential to Emerge) was facilitated by Simmone Bowe on Jan. 5. The event took place at Garnell Limperes’ Island Waves Community Center in Marsh Harbour, and will take place every six weeks. Bowe, a transformation strategist for the Horizons Development Group, explained that the free community forum for parents provides strategies on understanding teens, exploring the learning process, and engaging in the child's learning experience.

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Two Abaconians nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award

Two Abaconians, nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award, have remained on the finalists list in their category. They are Mr. Malcom Spicer in the Event Planner category and Mrs. Candace Key, who was nominated in two categories, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. The list of their contribution to Abaco tourism is impressive, with both of them achieving international recognition.

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Urban Renewal Drill Core after-school programs beginning

The registration for the Drill Core after-school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Central Abaco Primary School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 3:30pm.

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Grand opening of Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre receives enthusiastic response

Artists from at home and abroad, art lovers and well-wishers gathered at the newly restored Hummingbird Cottage in the heart of Hope Town on January 5 for the grand opening of the Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre. Hummingbird Cottage, located in the centre of town behind the post office, is one of the most charming historic Loyalist cottages in Hope Town. It has been lovingly restored by owners Jim and Christy Young who, for many years, had a vision of opening it as an art centre. Christy, who hails from Maryland, is herself an artist who is experienced in all mediums but recently discovered a passion for oils under the tutelage of Walt Bartman who has been instrumental in assisting her with her dream of beginning this art centre. She is excited for this centre to become an educational centre for workshops and is hoping that it will be a vibrant entity which will bring people from all over the world.

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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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Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel holds annual Christmas Cantata

The sanctuary of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel was packed to capacity on the evening of December 16 for the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel’s Choir performance of their Christmas Cantata. They had already sung to a very appreciative audience the previous evening in the same location and also earlier in the month at Cherokee Sound, Treasure Cay and Guana Cay. They were scheduled to give one more performance of this wonderful cantata on Man-O War Cay within the next few days. Each year the choir presents a cantata as its Christmas gift to the community and it always marks the beginning of the Christmas season in a very joyous and poignant way.

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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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