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Gardening with Jack: Merry Month of May

When I was a boy (a long long time ago) I used to enjoy the old English Robin Hood ballads. Every ballad was set in the merry month of May and made me wonder what on earth Robin, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck and Little John got up to in the …

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Sweat it Out: Intermittent Fasting

Before we dive into our topic for this month, I want to gently remind you that not every “diet” or eating plan works for everyone. This is why there are so many different ideas floating around out there. High carb, low carb, weight watchers, the list goes on. Chances are …

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Gardening with Jack: Summer is Coming

Like it or not, summer is on the way and we must adapt what we grow in the garden to the hot, humid conditions that will soon be upon us. Our flowering shrubs – from roses to oleander – should receive a seasonal application of fertilizer to keep them happy. …

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April Garden

Easter is a demarcation time in the garden calendar. Although the vegetables in our gardens are looking fine and producing well, for many their days are numbered. It is now too late to plant seeds for most popular vegetables and we have to carefully consider what to grow during the …

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Sweat it Out: Breaks are Necessary Sometimes

While trying to think of a topic to write on for this month, I realized what better than something I have recently been dealing with. This morning I taught my first fitness class after a month break. Many times when we get into a workout routine, we feel defeated if …

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From the Editor’s Desk: February Outage

I’m tired, as I’m sure many of you are, at laying blame regarding the fiasco that is Abaco’s electricity situation. Abaconians have had decades of practice in that regard. Besides, there is plenty of blame to go around. We are hungry for solutions. When the power cut abruptly on February …

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From The Editor’s Desk: 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a great Holiday Season and are ready to tackle 2018 with vigor and to make a difference in this country. One of the best parts about living in Abaco, in this community, is the people. Though a lot of differences separate …

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Gardening with Jack: End of the Year 2017

This is the last article of the calendar year but in reality we are merely halfway through our productive vegetable growing season. In many ways we are at a beginning. The winter solstice occurs on 22nd December and from that date on our days will be lengthening instead of decreasing. …

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Sweat it Out: This is Your “Get To”

For far too long, we have been crippled by the words “I have to”… I have to go to work…. I have to exercise…. I have to go on a diet…. I have to (fill in the blank). These words create chores: things we dread doing. We sit on the …

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Gardening with Jack: Leftovers, Anyone?

The vegetables we grow in our yards tend to fall into family-like categories: tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers and squash, cabbage and kale, lettuce and greens, and the root crops. Extensive as these categories are there are a few vegetables left over that may well deserve your attention. Celery is a …

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