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Hope Town Heritage Day draws crowd into the past

Despite overcast skies and intermittent, light rain hundreds of locals and visitors came out to enjoy the annual Hope Town Heritage Day.

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Wild Horses of Abaco receives Atlantis Community Service Award

The Atlantis Paradise Island Nassau Community Service Award was granted on Feb. 13 to the Wild Horses of Abaco (W.H.O.A.) Preservation Society for their community service on the island. On March 12, W.H.O.A. board members Milanne Rehor (also known as Mimi), Wynsome Ferguson of the Abaco Tourist Office, and David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) met at the BNT office for the presentation of the cheque received from Atlantis.

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Treasure Cay Yard Sale

One of the most anticipated events in the community of Treasure Cay came and left recently. But those in attendance were able to get a few goodies and treasures, too. The saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” was a reality for person at the Annual Yard Sale held in the old hotel parking lot. Items from clothing to furniture were on sale and so was food and drinks.

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Central Abaco Red Cross Group to partner with Lovely Reckley

The Central Abaco Members Group of the Bahamas Red Cross Society held their monthly general meeting at the Dundas Town Church of God on Feb.23. Sarone Kennedy, group leader, outlined the fundamental principles that guide the Red Cross movement adding that one of the greatest unwritten principles is confidentiality. He also mentioned the need to maintain membership in the group.

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BASRA Abaco Awarded Top Caribbean Honour for Search & Rescue

The Abaco branch of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association has been awarded the prestigious Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Caribbean Search & Rescue Award for 2012. AFRAS membership includes the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the British Royal National Lifeboat Institution as well as many other marine rescue organizations worldwide.

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College of the Bahamas opens an office at Mangoes

In October 2012, a delegation from the College of The Bahamas visited Abaco to find out the interest in the community regarding college courses being offered on the island. They conducted a town meeting at the Anglican Parish Hall, made a presentation at the Rotary Club luncheon and visited several schools including Abaco Central High School, Agape Christian School and SC Bootle High School.

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Reef Ball at Hope Town Lodge marks Friend’s 25th Anniversary

The Friends of the Environment held their first of two Reef Balls of the year at the Hope Town Lodge on Feb 9. A silent auction and live auction entertained patrons for the first half of the night while an energetic performance by Bahamian artist, KB, got everyone to the dance floor after dinner. Prime rib, served by the quick working staff of the Hope Town Lodge, was the meal of the evening.

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Council nominee given his credentials

Arthur Eldon nominated for a seat on the Hope Town District Council to represent Man-O-War, replacing Michael Albury who resigned last fall. Since he was the only one who nominated, an election was not required. He was sworn-in on February 20, 2013, at the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour.

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Man-O-War Flea Market raises money despite bad weather

Bad weather interfered with the annual Man-O-War Flea Market on Feb. 15. The event, which is attended by many from various areas of Abaco, was unfortunately the victim of a very rainy Saturday. It was too late to cancel: the food had already been prepared, merchants had reserved space and Albury’s Ferry had announced special schedules and fare for the occasion. So the event went ahead. Warehouses were open to set vending tables, tents were erected and people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats.

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Garbage Problems Raising Concerns

Indiscriminate and illegal dumping are raising concerns with residents at multiple locations including an overflowing bin located between the shanty towns of the Mudd and Pigeon Pea and household garbage dumped in the pine forest just hundreds of feet from the landfill.

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