Finding inspiration in her ancestral home, and in tribute to the men and women that persevered and built a life and community on Green Turtle Cay, Amanda Diedrick has published a book on the early and enduring settlers of the island. Amanda, granddaughter of Lurey (Curry) Albury who was born …
Evangelist Rex Major was on Abaco last month for the launch of his new book: “March on to Glory and To God: Bahamian prophet speaks to his young nation.”
Historic lighthouses the world over are struggling. When no longer considered critical primary navigational aids, national governments see few reasons to maintain these anachronistic buildings or their systems. So it has now become essential for local communities themselves to find ways to raise the funds for maintaining nearby lighthouses before their structures succumb to the perpetual ravages of weather and time.
Following the workshop presentation on “Quality Education: A triangular Love Affair”, the speaker, Dr. Althea McMillan, also the author of “Definitions of Love”, was the guest of honour in a book signing ceremony. The event was held at the Government Complex under a tent.
Hope Town School held a wine & cheese fundraiser on April 17. A focus of the fundraiser was the book the schoolchildren wrote and illustrated: “Up Cycles to School.” A great crowd turned out to the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to enjoy an evening browsing auction items, interacting with the students and socializing over a glass of wine.
I have just had the pleasure of reading ‘The Candy Striped Lighthouse’ by Elizabeth Webb. I had heard of this book, which was just released at the beginning of this year, and had believed it to be a children's book. However, on perusing this book I have discovered it to be a delightful poem which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Artist Alton Lowe and writer Sandra Riley were very pleased with the turnout for their book signing event held at The Sand Dollar Shoppe on February 15. More than 100 people braved the rainy, cold weather to attend the function and support the work of these two talented people.