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A Poem for BEC

In the darkness Abaconians fumble Unable to see their way Everyone knows BEC is in trouble At least that is bright as day

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Gardening with jack: Pineapples and July Gardening

If you are not growing vegetables right now try covering your garden with clear plastic sheeting. Keep the soil wet by folding back the sheeting and watering every week. This will keep weeds from growing and also help to reduce nematodes infestations.

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Sweat it Out: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Truth is, if we stay in the area where we are comfortable, we will plateau, never getting any better. And chances are we will give up, and we will never see what our bodies are capable of, which is such a shame… you would be surprised what your body is capable of!

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Message from South Abaco MP: June 15, 2017

As I have stated before and will continue to say, our local government officials and members have proved to be among the most dedicated and effective in The Commonwealth. I look forward to building an effective and amicable working relationship with the new and returning local government members and councillors.

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Flowering Shrubs

Crepe myrtle, yellow elder, clerodendrum, cape honeysuckle and frangipani are all popular flowering shrubs on Abaco and are being joined by Mussaenda, a plant developed in the Philippines that has enlarged sepals which are as colourful as bracts on poinsettias.

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Sweat it Out: But I Don’t Like That

Above all, you have to give yourself time to adjust to liking some foods. Your taste buds have to be retrained. And that means that you won’t love everything you eat for a while. But it will get easier, and you will start to like the foods more.

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Birding with Charmaine: Vireos and Orioles

The Thick-billed Vireos is prevalent in Abaco. The Black-whiskered Vireo, the Yellow throated Vireo and the White-eyed Vireo are greater in number on Man-O-War this season compared to the past few seasons. A Red-eyed Vireo sighting was recorded as well. *Thick-billed -Permanent Resident Breeds on Abaco – common *Black-whiskered-Summer Resident …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Dog Days

In the up-is-down, left-is-right political climate we’re living in I have become desensitized to a lot of news. But a recent one really got to me. I’m speaking about our Minister of Education groveling on his knees, via email, for illegal business from the Baha Mar crew.

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Gardening with Jack: May Gardening

Strawberry plants can take a good deal of heat but they too should be removed to a semi-shaded area that protects them from early afternoon sun. Pin the young plants produced on runners into their own small pot and wait until the runner dries before cutting the cord and making your new strawberry plant independent. Immediately re-pot into a one-gallon container and fertilize with a Miracid spray on a regular basis.

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Gardening with Jack: Papaya

Papaya is a great fruit for winter residents to grow. Arrive on Abaco, spend a month settling in, then plant a few papaya seeds. Next year fruit will be waiting for you and be available all through your stay.

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