The Custom Shootout Fishing Tournament, held at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour annually and organized by Captain Skip Smith, made a donation to two local charities in Abaco on June 11.
Work continues on the Marsh Harbour Library with the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee looking forward to a November completion date if everything goes as planned.
Having a passion for reading and wanting to see more children share that passion, St. Francis de Sales Catholic School’s Asiah Newbold organized a book drive over her summer break to assist the Marsh Harbour Public Library.
After hearing from parents in the community about the lack of a place for their children to do research and assist in their studies, the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee, led by Chairman Carl Archer, made good on the promise to build libraries in both Marsh Harbour and Spring City with a ground breaking ceremony next to the old Marsh Harbour library on June 8.
The Hope Town Library: where children and adults find books to get lost in from their island life, where the community gathers for meetings, or where the dressing room is for the oh-so-famous Christmas plays of Hope Town. Regardless for the use, the Library is a special pin point for the community of Hope Town.
For the past 25 years, the Rose Mary Roberts Library in Treasure Cay has organized an annual Book Sale and Yard Sale. This year the fundraisers were held on March 7.
Joyce Riviere and Jason Mortimer of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) took great pleasure in presenting boxes of books to the students of Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) on Dec. 5. In her remarks, Riviere acknowledged that the books would benefit students and she assured that they would get full usage out of them.
October 17 was an historic day for Sandy Point. Their community library was officially opened. The library is named the 'Naomi "Virgie" Lightbourne' Community library in honour of the lady who has made a great impact on the betterment of the community throughout her long life. Although born in the nearby settlement of Crossing Rocks, Naomi Lightbourne moved to Sandy Point to begin her early education at the Sandy Point All Age School. It is stated that from the very first day of class she knew she was certain of her career path and knew her destiny would involve shaping the lives of others through education.
On Nov. 29, Gary Smith, Chief Councillor of the North Abaco District welcomed distinguished guests to the opening and dedication of the Cooper’s Town Library and Computer Lab.
In July, Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. (BBB), and Sands Beer held their Sands Man in the Boat Sculling Championship with a Sculling Boat Motorcade that led to the Treasure Cay Public Beach. The event was outfitted with an E-class and junior sailing category and a sculling competition. However, the participants were not the only ones to walk away with grand prizes.