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Rotary Club continues Owanta’s Pond beautification

On September 22, working between two thunderstorms, phase two of the beautification and repair of the gazebo and bridge over Owanta's Pond took place. The Rotary Club of Abaco replaced missing shingles from the roof, a missing spindle from the front railing and prepped the wood for painting.

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Seasonal flowers carpet Cherokee

One good rain and Cherokee is carpeted with Rain Flowers. Some are yellow, some white, some pink, some salmon and some even purple. Of course, the prettiest yards are the ones where they don't mow.

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New Date Set for Abaco Christmas Festival

“Christmas in the Bahamas” is this year’s theme for the very popular Abaco Christmas Festival that is slated for Saturday, December 8 from 11:00am – 10:00pm at BAIC Park in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. For the past eight years, the festival committee and the Abaco Tourist Office have brought great enthusiasm and holiday cheer to the Abaco community during the yuletide season by presenting this annual event.

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After Shock program resumes in Cherokee

The CMI-After Shock program for teenagers resumed its meetings on Thursday evenings at The Old Schoolhouse in Cherokee on September 13. Headed up by Andy and Sheri Lowe of YelloW Wood, they were also joined by Dana Lowe, as their head Counselor, Chairman Saunders, Peggy Albury and Lee Pinder who helped with the cooking.

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Eighteen to Graduate from Success Training College this November

The second graduation ceremony for Success Training College’s Abaco Campus is scheduled for November 17, 2012. Under the theme: “Soaring beyond the challenges towards a brighter future,” eighteen students are expected to graduate and they have predicted that their graduation will be bigger and better than the first one. A meeting with the graduating class was held at Abaco Central High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 8. Shyrnal Williams and Cleveland Dawkins are the class graduation coordinators. Ms. Williams gave an update on all of the activities leading up to graduation day.

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Victory Tabernacle honours three of its founding members

Three members of Victory Tabernacle Ministry were recently honoured during a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. Pastor Lewis said that before the first meeting was held to establish Victory Tabernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle.

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Beauties at Brunch series honours five Abaco women

On August 5, Cia Monet’s Beauties at Brunch series was held under the distinguished patronage of Astrid Stratton at the Great Abaco Beach Resort to honour several prominent women on Abaco. In celebration of 50 years of the Women Suffrage Movement, Stratton was honoured along with Anna Albury; First Lady Carmen Cornish; Wynsome Ferguson; and Quitel Charlton. Stratton was recognized as the first Bahamian female pilot. First Lady Carmen Cornish was honoured for her work in the ministry whereas Wynsome Ferguson was recognized for her work in the Tourism sector. Quitel Charlton was commended for being an intelligent and well-rounded role model in the community.

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Abaco Club distributes supplies to local schools

Freddie Munnings, chairman of the Community Footprints Committee at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, visited Every Child Counts on September 3 to distribute thirty three backpacks filled with school supplies to students. Selected as partnering schools, students of Hope Town Primary School, Cherokee Primary School, and J.A. Pinder Primary School greatly benefited along with the employees of the Club who received supplies for their children as well. According to Munnings, the school supply drive was initiated in January 2012, and volunteers from the committee held various fundraising events like car washes, cookouts and basketball games to raise funds for the project. Additionally, Club members and local businesses made donations. As a result, Munnings said that the original target goal of $6,000 was exceeded, and more than 700 volunteer hours were recorded over the course of the fundraisers. He noted that Scotiabank made a significant corporate donation at the ceremony in Sandy Point.

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Abaco student attends summer program in Minnesota

Perkell Collie, an 11th grade student of Cyber Learning Center, was the only Bahamian student to attend St. Cloud State University’s Advanced Program in Technology and Science in Minnesota this summer. However, she was joined by a delegation of students from countries like Greece and Africa for the three-week residential program offered from July 15 to August 3 to 10th and 11th grade students interested in technology, science, mathematics or engineering. Tuition, academic fees, books and room and board were all provided.

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Community stakeholders distribute school supplies at St. Thomas Baptist Church

On August 26, St. Thomas Baptist Church held a Youths Back to School Service in Wood Cay to distribute backpacks and school supplies to children in attendance. According to Krystel Jones, St.Thomas’ youth leader, approximately thirty five children were able to benefit from the supplies given. She added that it was an enjoyable service complimented by youth activities. During the service, Jones was joined by Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina in Green Turtle Cay, and Sgt. Wellington Williams, officer in charge of Green Turtle Cay Police Dept.

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