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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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Sweat it Out: Set Up Your Day to Go Smoothly

You’re probably asking what this has to do with a “Health and Fitness” column. But this is a topic that greatly affects our overall wellness. Far too many of us wake up each day feeling grumpy and unsatisfied. Each day feels like a chore. We hate to get up and …

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Gardening with Jack: Root Crops

Carrots are rarely used as a side vegetable in The Bahamas but are indispensable for adding to soups and souses. The largest type is Imperator but the best tasting are Nantes and Chantenay. If your soil is heavy you should try Danvers, a broad-shouldered heavily tapered carrot that is ideal …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Sting

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in their recent Article IV report on our country, noted that we have a bit of bloat in the public sector. Bloat to the tune of $70 million annually to our civil servants.  The IMF further noted that we could save $200 million ANNUALLY via …

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