Sunday, April 29, 2012

ART Nucleus presents Margot Bethel of the HUB on Monday April 30, 2012

"The Learning Spiral: Facing and Embracing the Challenges of Building an Independent Artist-Run Space in The Bahamas" is the theme of an ARTiculate TALK by Nassau community-based art centre, The Hub, founder Margot Bethel. The presentation will be held Monday evening, April 30, 2012 at ART Nucleus Creative Space and Studio which is located on East Sunrise Highway at the L'Utopia Event Centre behind Les Fountains family plaza. For full information via The Bahamas Weekly, click here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Agent Cathy MacLeay Leads Community Clean Up Effort

Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty estate agent, Cathy MacLeay, has sparked a community cleanup campaign by taking initiative, donning gloves, and urging her family and friends to spend an hour on Saturday mornings picking up trash along various local roads and highways. During the drier winter months in Grand Bahama, bush fires develop naturally and can burn away undergrowth and shrubbery in the pine barrens—leaving all sorts of glass bottles and carelessly misplaced trash visible among the charred bases of the trees.

Wanting both local residents and visitors to see our island looking clean and well cared-for, Cathy organized a small clean up crew the first week, and has watched the volunteer team grow this week.  Cleanups will continue on Saturday mornings at 9 am until the rainy season regrows the underbrush.

Congrats, Cathy & Crew for taking responsibility and acting to keep our island green, clean, and pristine!

For more information on the cleanup efforts, click here or call Cathy MacLeay at 351-9081.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Art Nucleus presents ARTiculate TALK Thursday, April 19, 2012: "Introduction to Photography: Lighting and Depth of Field" with multi-media artist Patrick J. Forbes

Everyone welcome! This is a free talk, open to the public and will be held at L'Utopia on East Sunrise Highway (behind the Candies Cabana, near Les Fountains Restaurant).

ARTnucleus is a group created to foster a cultural climate on Grand Bahama Island, with artists banding together in the spirit of cooperation to exchange ideas, share techniques, and experience camaraderie with organized activities and events. Donations towards ongoing art projects are gladly accepted.

For more information, find them online at:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pelican Point Coconut Festival April 9th, 2012

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama –The 14th Annual Coconut Festival has become a signature event on the community calendar, featuring Authentically Bahamian culture with special emphasis on cuisine, and century’s old social traditions.

Scheduled for April 9, 2012 and locally celebrated as Pelican Point's Homecoming Festival, family friends and guests will descend upon the small seaside village to a feast of coconut dishes such as coconut jimmy, coconut shrimp, barbecue ribs with coconut sauce, coconut rice, coconut tart, and more, as well as a variety of coconut beverages including the famous Bahamian drink gully wash – made of coconut water.

“There will be an "everything coconut under the tent’ display”, says Cathy Laing, organizing committee spokesperson and Cacique Award Winner in the Authentically Bahamian Handicraft category.The Grand Bahama Royal Bahamas Police Force ‘Pop Band’, ‘Avvy’ and ‘Geno D’ will perform throughout the day, and event-goers will participate in uniquely-coconut games and fun activities such as coconut eating and coconut-barking contests. Coconut shell crafts and souvenirs such as jams, soap, coconut-scented candles, and more crafts will also be available.

The Pelican Point community, comprised of less than one hundred residents, is located thirty-five miles east of Freeport/Lucaya and remains populated by descendants of the original residents to this day. The organizing committee headed by members of the Thomas, Laing, Roberts, and Cooper families, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and corporate sponsors, are committed to keeping their ancient traditions alive.

For a full schedule of Coconut Festival events, click here.