It’s International Potcake Day

What’s a potcake, you ask? And why does it have its own day?

Meet Kismet, a Bahamian potcake currently being fostered by the North Abaco Potcake Rescue. And yes, all potcake pups really are this adorable!

A potcake is a mixed-breed dog, indigenous to the Bahamas or the Turks & Caicos islands. Nobody knows for sure where the name originated, but many Bahamians believe it came from the thick, leftover mixture that remained on the bottom of a pot of rice after multiple reheatings. This “potcake,” as it was known, was often fed to stray mutts.

5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

When I launched this blog, it was never my intention to shoot so many photos or feature my own photography. But, come on. When you’ve got subject matter like this, how can you not?

To be clear, I’ve never considered myself a photographer. But having shot more than 155,000 photos over five years, I’ve learned a thing or two.

If you’re a pro photographer, the following may seem really basic. But if, like me, you’re an enthusiastic amateur, here are some super-simple tips that cost nothing, take no time and will make a big difference in the quality of your photos.

A Sad Loss for Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay lost a much-loved stalwart of the community with the recent passing of Iva Lowe Scholtka.

Born on June 13, 1935, Iva was the second of four children and the only daughter of Albert Lowe and Annie Curry Lowe. She was a happy, outgoing child who loved to read and write, and was rarely spotted without a book in her hands.

Amy Roberts All Ages School circa 1950

Iva Lowe (third from left) with her classmates at the Amy Roberts All Ages School. Teacher Amy Roberts is second from left, headmaster Jack Ford is at the back right, and Iva’s brother Alton is in overalls in the front row.

“Iva was very smart and popular,” says her younger brother, Alton Lowe. “She was a real doer and an organizer, always gathering friends together for beach outings and parties. She and Alice Gates Albury would organize dances.” And, with the help of local commissioner, Mr. Gerassimus, Iva and Alice arranged Saturday night movies for the community.

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