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July 19th 2018 Newsletter (Weekly Highlights)

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Diane Phillips: Excitement Of Danger - Until Hate
 Is Pointed Directly At You

(Today's editorial is courtesy of the Tribune, 
and Mrs. Diane Philips, printed with permission)

Dear Readers,

This is a very personal story and, in some ways, it is a story about all of us.

It starts out with what we all feel though rarely - or reluctantly - put into words. We are strange human beings made more alive by excitement based on the threat of danger. Our adrenaline pumps harder, faster by the presence of fear. Our fists clench tighter anticipating but not knowing the outcome or what the next moment of recklessness will bring.

We felt it this week with the crashes at Daytona International Speedway where NASCAR, without the safety features of Formula 1 racing, delivered a heart-thumping fast action sport. Our pulse beats were timed to the tune of 200-mile-an-hour racing machines. We awaited the next crash and wanted to see flames but wanted just as badly for the driver to escape unharmed, eager to hug his wife and child. We never admit that's why we watch races but for most of us it's why we watch. We know there is speed, we sense there is danger and we do not know and cannot predict the outcome.

Prime Minister Continues National Budget Town Meetings in the Family Islands
 Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis continued Town Hall meetings this weekend, explaining his government's 2018/19 National Budget in the Family Islands. Town meetings were held in church halls and community centres where residents turned up to hear the provisions, and the opportunities presented. Read More
KGBC Spreads their Message of Cleanliness
at Summer Camps 2018
 For many parents finding activities which are both educational and fun during the long summer holiday can be a challenge. Luckily, each year many local organizations set out to provide options through various camp programs. In keeping with their commitment to education, conservation and preservation of the local environment, the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee will visit local camps Read More
Top Producer Monica Knowles Takes Hard Look at Real Estate Tax Changes on Market Impact
A top producer at Bahamas Realty who less than two years ago saw what she called "an exciting and encouraging renewed confidence in the Bahamian housing market" is now sharing mixed feelings about the changes announced in the 2018-2019 budget that she fears will dampen interest at the high-end level and could have lasting impact on the luxury market. Read More
'Pop Up Farmer's Market' at Eastern Estates Park (Yamacraw)
In a press conference today, BAIC Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes invited residents of the Yamacraw area to a 'Pop-Up Farmer's Market' at the Eastern Estates Park or 'Peggy Philip Park' off Prince Charles Drive on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The market makes available to eastern New Providence families affordable farm fresh fruits and vegetables, harvested this week by Family Island farmers.  Read More
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Stanhope brothers take home the gold
BAHAMIAN brothers William Stanhope, 19 and Ethan Stanhope, 16, won gold in the Men's Intermediate Quadruple Sculls this past weekend at the 2018 US Rowing Club National Championships held at Cooper River, New Jersey. Read More
Excitement Builds for Annual Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Weekend
 The 23rd Annual Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Festival will see sailing enthusiasts from around the country take to the high seas for two days of friendly competition. The event, being held under the theme "Build your dreams and sail the sea" will also feature the best in Bahamian entertainment food and culture for a family friendly experience.  Read More
BUD FIFA Winner Back After Trip of a Lifetime
Fresh from his trip to the World Cup Games in Moscow, Russia, Anthony Bullard is back on home soil and sharing his incredible journey with the media. "It truly was a trip of a lifetime" gushed Bullard, "there's no better way to describe it. The entire trip was an amazing experience from start to finish. I have so many incredible memories that I know will last a lifetime and I'm so happy to have been lucky enough to win". Read More
Animal Loving Kids Learn to Protect Pets from Harmful Foods
Six-year-old Kennedy Albury didn't know how dangerous it was to feed her two dogs grapes, raisins and trail mix - all nutritious snacks for a first grader but toxic human food for her pets. Read More
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Who Are the Saints?
Ephesians 1:15-23

One of my favorite commercials is for Snickers candy bars. Several years ago they had an ad campaign where they touted Snickers as having everything you need (chocolate, peanuts, nugat) to hold you until you could have a regular meal. Their tag line was something like, "Not going anywhere for a while? Have a Snickers."

My favorite ad involved the Kansas City NFL team. You know how on the field, they have the team name and mascot in huge letters across the end zone? Well in this ad, you see an elderly grounds keeper spraying the paint on the grass in the end zone as the team comes off the field after practice. If you're not familiar with the NFL, Kansas City's mascot is the Chiefs. So this great big player stops for a moment, looks over the grounds keeper's shoulder and asks innocently, "Who are the Chefs?" Then the camera pans back and we see that the grounds keeper has failed to paint the "I" and so now the Chiefs are Chefs. I don't know, it just appeals to my quirky sense of humor. Read More
Upcoming Calendar
New Providence
  • June 25th - July 29th, 2019 
    • Hard Mouth: From the Tongue of the Ocean  at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
  • July 16th - August 3rd, 2018 
    • The NAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp 
Grand Bahama
  • July 20th - 22nd, 2018
    • Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming 11:00am at 
      Taino Beach 
  • July 28th, 2018
    • East Grand Bahama Wall of Fame 10:00am at Gold Rock Creek 
  • July 28th, 2018
    • Summer Farmers and Crafts Market at Rand Nature Centre 
  • July 29th, 2018
    • Freeport Players Guild Telethon by Aliv (raise funds for auditorium ac units) 
  • August 18th, 2018
    • BASRA Swim Race & Beach Party at Coral Beach 
Family Islands
  • July 24th, 2018
    • Bahamas Boating Fling in Alice Town, Bimini
  • July 27th, 2018
    • Annual Summer Clean Up Fun at R.N Gomez School, The Berry Islands
  • July 27th, 2018
    • Bay Festival- Hatchet Bay at Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
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