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BTC opens flagship store in Marsh Harbour

On Nov. 10, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) opened the doors to its newest flagship retail store in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds attended the opening with hopes of purchasing advertised phones that included the iPhone 4s that were on sale and in limited numbers.

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Urban Renewal Team organizes Thanksgiving Luncheon for elderly

The Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 branch held a Thanksgiving Luncheon for the elderly on November 22 at the old National Insurance Building in Dundas Town. According to Woman Reserve Officer Janice Jones, moderator, it was the first activity organized by Urban Renewal since being established on the island.

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Thirty four species of birds observed in the Stink Pond area

A group of twelve bird watchers met early on Saturday November 17 for the monthly bird watching and recording of the bird population. The area targeted that day stretched between Stink Pond and Abaco Heights. The bird watchers were able to record thirty four species of birds ranging from Raptors to Warblers and Water Birds.

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American Eagle begins new jet service to Marsh Harbour

On November 14, American Eagle announced the discontinuation of its ATR prop-plane service to Marsh Harbour in exchange for its jet service on Nov.15. Approximately 25 passengers were given a red-carpet greeting by American Eagle employees and Tourism officials in commemoration of the inaugural flight.

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Health Fair focuses on Abaconians’ wellness

The Abaco District of the Department of Public Health put on their first family wellness day and health fair under the theme “Let’s Get Well Abaco” on Saturday, November 10.

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Exigency Order effective for three months

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie signed an Exigency Order on November 15 that will benefit residents who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October. Abaco was identified as one of the islands whose residents suffered loss.

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Firefighters honored at banquet

The first Fireman’s Banquet was held on Saturday, November 24 in order to show appreciation and support for Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue while raising finances for the essential community service.

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Turtle Trot benefits marine conservation

On the morning of American Thanksgiving, Friends of the Environment held the first annual Turtle Trot sponsored by the Hope Town Lodge in Hope Town, Abaco. The event featured a 5 K run/walk from the Lodge to the north end of Elbow Cay and a one mile fun run for children under 12. The majority of students from Hope Town Primary participated in the mile run, along with a number of visitor’s children.

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Family fun day raised money for Cherokee Clinic

A family fun day was enjoyed by a large number of people from near and far who turned out on November 10 to support the Cherokee Community Clinic Fundraising Day. The event was held on the grounds of Cherokee’s Community Centre from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. There was something for everybody. A crowd-pleaser for both adults and children were the crab races held frequently throughout the afternoon.

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Cancer Society Thrift Shop set for Dec. 15 opening

The Thrift Shop will be ready for reopening slightly earlier than expected. This news follows the announcement that the Shop would be closed for repairs following Hurricane Sandy. The Cancer Society Thrift Shop will reopen on Saturday December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Just in time for Christmas.

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