Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rotary Club of GB Sunrise 2nd Annual Cigar Nights June 16

I am wearing my Rotary Hat to ask for your support of the Rotary Club Of Grand Bahama Sunrise 2nd Annual Cigar Nights slated for June 16, 2012 at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. (out east, near the Garden of the Groves)

Tickets are $50 and include getting to see an authentic cigar roller's artistry, music, food, Chinese style auction, dominoes and other activities. 

Everyone had fun last year, and you can see photos from last year's event here.

Proceeds go to assist the Rotary Club of GB Sunrise's ongoing community service projects such as the Big Brother Program and Safe Swim Zone. Your support is vital to the ongoing success of Rotary GB Sunrise’s efforts to provide support and assistance to our community.

Please let me know if you would like tickets and I'll have them dropped off to you.  Call me at 727-8888 or e-mail me: james (at) 

We appreciate your support. Please share this post (via email or the Facebook or Twitter buttons you see below the post here) if you know of anyone who may be interested in attending. You don't have to be a cigar smoker to come out and join in the fun and help a great cause!  

Thank you,
James Sarles

Thursday, May 24, 2012

World Class Toronto Jazz Pianist Steve Koven to Perform in Grand Bahama Tomorrow (May 25, 2012)

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society is treating the island to an evening of classic jazz starring Toronto jazz pianist, Steve Koven on Friday, May 25th at the Canal House at Pelican Bay. This world class musician, composer and teacher has traveled the world, performing with his trio and in solo concerts, and conducting workshops for musicians where ever he goes. 

This is not the first time Steve has performed in The Bahamas, but it is his first visit to Grand Bahama, and he couldn't be more excited. Not only will he get to enjoy some of what the island has to offer, and do what he loves best, but he gets a chance to perform with some of the islands most talented local musicians, Ozzie Hall, Patrick Russell, and Clarence Green.

Many are already familiar with the wonderful musical talents of Ozzie and Patrick, but Clarence Green is new to the local music scene. Green—who happens to be Grand Bahama's newest chiropractor—plays the upright double bass, an instrument that does not get much play time on the island, because until Green arrived, there wasn't one. Green 
was raised by very musical parents and has played various instruments, his first instrument being the trumpet. He played electric bass for many years, but took on the challenge of the upright double bass about 12 years ago. And believe it or not, this is not his first time performing with Steve Koven. The two have played together in jazz concerts several times in Barbados (where Clarence lived prior to moving here) and also at the Canadian High Commission.

Proceeds of this concert support the youth in arts in Grand Bahama. For additional information on The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society and ways to support their ongoing events, click here.

The GBPAS wishes to thank their members, patrons and sponsors who make these programs possible. Special thanks go to Pelican Bay Hotel for not only accommodating Steve Koven, but for also providing a wonderful venue for this concert;  Karen Clarke and John Gehr, of Thayer's Natural Remedies, The Bahamas Weekly, Keen i Media, and Mackey Media.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hello Richmond, Louisville, Raleigh, & Baltimore: Xtra Airways New Non-Stop Service to Grand Bahama for Bahamasair

This month (May 2012), Xtra Airways began non-stop service from four U.S. cities (Richmond, Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport) to Grand Bahama International (FPO). The flights are operated for Bahamasair via Xtra Airways flying Boeing 737-400s, each with 138 economy seats and 12 first-class seats.

For schedules and information on flight times read more on Airlines and Destinations.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lucaya International School's Fishing Fling Tournament & Splash Bash After Party May 26th

Lucaya International School (LIS) is once again organizing a way for everyone to "Catch the Fun" at their annual community-favorite Fishing Fling Tournament & Splash Bash After-Party—to be held this year on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club.
Anglers begin fishing at 6:00am, with weigh-ins from 6:30-8:30pm at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. After that, whether or not you've been fishing that day, everyone gathers to celebrate the day's catches and more fun with dinner, cash bar, a top-notch silent auction, a DJ cranking out tunes, and dancing as part of the Splash Bash After Party. (Mermaids were even sighted at last year's event!) Last year's inaugural event made quite a splash, and this year's event is already set up to top it.
Organizers are thrilled to announce Jamie Rose, of OBS Marine Ltd. as the Fishing Fling Tournament Director, and Colin Rose as Weigh Master. Colin is a 7-time IGFA world record holder for species including blackfin tuna, horse-eyed jack, rainbow runner, and skipjack tuna.

Boats needing anglers (or anglers needing boats!) can be hooked up by contacting the tournament director at 727.6395. Angler registration forms, rules & regs, a silent auction prize preview, and party details can be found at
For more of last year's fun photos in and on the world-renowned waters of The Bahamas, see article in Bahama Islands Info (click here) or here. Everyone is welcome to join in and catch the fun on the beautiful seas and shores of Grand Bahama Island.