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Sand Banks Yacht Club has Change of Watch ceremony

Londoner Terry Donoghue was promoted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Yacht Club during their Change of Watch Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since the founding of Sand Bank Yacht Club in 1972.

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Spring City rocks it

Abaco got a taste of Las Vegas as the Spring City Rockers gambled on the casino capital of the world as their theme and came out on top for the third year in a row at the “Love Rush” Junkanoo Senior Parade on February 23, nudging out the Treasure Cay Explorers by a mere 18 points.

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“Lucayan Taino” signed by author and artist at Sand Dollar Shoppe

Artist Alton Lowe and writer Sandra Riley were very pleased with the turnout for their book signing event held at The Sand Dollar Shoppe on February 15. More than 100 people braved the rainy, cold weather to attend the function and support the work of these two talented people.

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Art for the Parks offers many events to the public

Simultaneous events took place at the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) Art for the Parks on Jan. 26 – one of which was the 2013 Chalk Art Festival. Thirty blocks of art work by Abaco artists were aligned along the boardwalk and were sponsored by local churches, business establishments and banking institutions. The event was organized by The Rotary Club of Abaco.

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New Year’s Junkanoo held on Green Turtle Cay

As usual, the New Year’s Day Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Parade was a display of colours, music and good will as residents and visitors joined in the rush going through town. At 2:30 pm, heralded by children, the Green Turtle Cay Slammers Junkanoo group made their way down hill towards Parliament Street, the colorful feathers of the costumes bobbing in the wind. Girls dressed in pink and white, wearing feathery masks, lead the procession in the front row of the group.

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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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Artist Profile – Leanne Russell

As a self-taught Bahamian artist, Leanne Russell remembers a connection to art from an early age. She recalled a humourous story of being attached to her pacifier as a toddler. One day her mother gave her crayons, and she coloured on her pacifier. From then on she relinquished the pacifier, and became quite content to gaze upon its transformation to that of a work of art atop a shelf.

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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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Art displayed and sold at the Abaco Inn for good cause

A one man art show was held at the Abaco Inn on December 29. The paintings were the work of Rolf Sauer and were being sold for a worthy cause. Mr. Sauer and his wife, Susan Maxman, are second-homeowners on Elbow Cay’s North End who built their home here five years ago and now spend six months a year here. Mr. Sauer was selling his paintings to raise funds for the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society.

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