If you’re in Nassau this weekend, be sure to drop by and say hi to the following Abaco artisans and organizations, who’ll be participating in the Bahamas National Trust’s annual Jollification Arts & Crafts Festival.
Hi, all. Green Turtle Cay’s Winston Pinder advises that donations for Abaco victims of Hurricane Dorian are now being collected in Nassau.
A freight boat will convey all donated items to Spanish Wells, where a group of 7+ fishing boats is waiting to distribute hurricane relief among the Abaco Cays and the mainland.
I’ve been in touch with a number of folks on Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay and the Abaco mainland today, and all report that they are as prepared as they can be for Hurricane Dorian.
Homes and businesses are boarded up, vehicles and boats are secured. Now, all anyone can do is wait.
I was happy to see my friend and fellow Bahamian author, Rosemary Hanna, recognized in this recent blog post.
Rosemary is the author of Pictorial History and Memories of Nassau’s Over-The-Hill as well as executive producer of the documentary, Nassau’s Over-The-Hill.
Over-the-Hill, for those who don’t know, is a section of Nassau located south of the ridge that borders the city’s downtown core.
First settled by newly emancipated slaves, Over-the-Hill is made up of a number of different neighbourhoods, including Bain Town and Grants Town.
My cousin, Evan Lowe, recently shared this historic photo of the Nassau Rugby Club on his Out Island Boy Facebook page.
The image was taken in 1940. We know that “H” is John Estwick “Ekkie” Lowe of Green Turtle Cay, and that “K” is Alfred Oswald Moseley.
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.
“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.
My cousin Evan Lowe came across this photo, which we believe was taken in Nassau somewhere around the late 1940s or early 1950s.