Freeport, Bahamas - It was good to see
most of the entrants together with members of
their families and other supporters at the charming little prize giving
ceremony on the Labyrinth on Friday 23rd April, also Shakespeare's
Our young photographers once again presented the judges with
difficult choices in selecting this year's winners. Consideration was
given to all aspects of art, design, form,
structure, lighting and presentation; in addition to other criteria
and this year included an appropriate Shakespearean quotation to suit
each entry. Some quotations were exceptionally well chosen and prompted
the judges to make an additional award for exceptionally appropriate
Freeport, Bahamas - Erika Gates,
proprietor or the Garden of the Groves recently made a
presentation of a special gift to Barbara Chester, founder of the Grand
Bahama Labyrinth. The gift was a painting commissioned by a dear friend
of Barbara's, internationally acclaimed artist, Claudette Dean
writes, "It was an enormous honour and with great joy that I was able
follow my path and create a Labyrinth in the Garden of the Groves. I
have been very blessed with enormous loving guidance from my
Creator, help and support from my friends and fellow members of our
Community and especially from my dear friend Erika Gates , in whose
Gardens our Labyrinth has her home..."
Freeport, Bahamas - Saturday, March 6th on the beautiful Sacred Path in the Garden of the Groves a most
appreciative audience were delighted by the magic of the ‘Evening with
Marjoke and Friends’ who all performed from their hearts, vocalising
the true spirit of the Labyrinth.
Our Dutch Diva, Marjoke Twiestopened the show with a beautiful recital of "People", reminding us that life is all about....people!
Marjoke was joined in turn by her special 'music friends' performing some of our favourite songs...
Grand Bahama - Labyrinth Garden Theatre proudly presents
with Marjoke & Friends” a Dutch Divas Production at The Grand
Bahama Labyrinth, Garden of the Groves.
Saturday 6 March 2010 at 8.00p.m. Tickets $15.00 (Friends of the Garden $10.00)
Pre /Apres-Show Dinner at the Garden Café, Reservations or Tickets: 374.7779 Enjoy the beautiful voices of Dalia
Feldman ;Tony Lowe;Javan Hunt ;Stephan Lighters; Marjoke Twiest. The
incredible dancing of Julia Geiger; Lawson Pinder and Stephan Lighters…
with spectacular. Fire Dancing by Stephan and Lawson.
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Am I on
The Bachelorette or is this a bad case of TV deja vu?
pale aqua ocean, deserted beach and sleek black horse all look
strangely familiar. My lithe female guide, Leo, the owner of Trikk
Pony, confirms it.
Secluded Barbary Beach on Grand Bahama,
the fourth-largest island in the Bahamian archipelago, is where
Bachelorette DeAnna rode horses with Jesse on
The Bachelorette Season 4, and I'm about to re-create the ride.
only thing is, I'm not sure I want to. When I'd originally signed up
I'd misunderstood the program and thought I'd be swimming with
Freeport, Bahamas -
Those who attended Circle
of Life on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the Groves Saturday night
enjoyed a lovely show, possibly the best yet, with some beautiful singing,
dancing, poetry monologues, and a slide show of shelter animals which
was beautifully accompanied by Marjoke Twiest’s rendition of “In
the Arms of the Angels”.
About 100 people were treated
to a first class production with a great deal of professionalism helped
by Darren Rollins working lights, sound and projection.
The weather stayed dry and
the moon peeped out of its eclipse just above the trees, providing a
beautiful backdrop for the end of the show...
Freeport, Bahamas - In aid of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama, the Garden of the Groves is pleased to present
Circle of Life - A presentation of Music, Song, Dance and Inspiration, Saturday, January 30th on the Grand Bahama Labyrinth.
year's Show promises to be even more entertaining than the beautiful
show we watched last January on our lovely Labyrinth where the sacred
energy added to the magic of the enchanted evening conjured up by that
great duo - Ivy Elden and Gloria McGlone.
One performance only. Tickets: Adults $15, Children 12 and under $8. Tickets can be purchased at the Garden entrance or at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Garden of the Groves and Grand Bahama Labyrinth Proudly present
An Elden-McGlone Production: Circle of Life. Saturday, January 30th 2010 at 7 pm. A Celebration of Music, Song & Dance to Benefit the Humane Society of Grand Bahama...
The Bahamas Boasts :
Grand Bahama :
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Peace Walk held at the Grand Bahama Labyrinth for Haiti - Jan 26, 2010 - 1:14:36 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -On January 22nd Labyrinth walks were being conducted all over
the world in response to this human suffering following the earthquakes
in Haiti. There are reports of walks from the Pacific Northwest, to
the mid west, to St. Croix, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and our
own Grand Bahama. Indeed, the labyrinth is enfolding the World in her
skirts of peace, comfort and compassion.
We held our Walk yesterday in honour of Haiti on our Sacred Path in the
Garden of the Groves. The Labyrinth was surrounded by low level solar
lights and tiki
torches set in the jasmine.
Freeport, Bahamas - On
22, 2010 an
OPEN LABYRINTH WALK will be held at the Grand Bahama
Labyrinth in the Garden of the Groves between the hours of 4 and 7 pm.
the United States and also in Canada, South Africa, Japan and the Netherlands.
The walk will be facilitated
by Barbara Chester, qualified Labyrinth Facilitator who was trained
by Dr. Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path and founder of
the Veriditas organization.
Persons are encouraged to offer a monetary donation at the labyrinth to the
Bahamas Red Cross for Haitian Earthquake Recovery. All Labyrinth Donations received during
the month of January will be sent to the Bahamas Red Cross for Haitian Earthquake
Bahamas is also
known throughout the world as one of the most
great and is one of the main reasons for its pristine beaches and
natural beauty. In the Bahamas, you can spend your holidays on the
beach sipping a tropical drink or dive and explore life in the sea near
the coast abound. Whatever the reason is surely, in the Bahamas to
travelers everywhere a well deserved moment of rest and relaxation, and
there are 10 Places you could go when visiting this island paradise.
Enclosed are details from BahamasExclusiveResort.com blog on the best beaches, Lucayan National Park, Andros Island, Pirates of Nassau, Bahamas Historical Society Museum, and more...
A new blog has been set up for cycling routes on Grand Bahama Island by Walter Strauss. If you are a cycling enthusiast or wish to become one, this helpful blog will give you some routes to get started.
The blog, www.GrandBahamaBikeRoutes.blogspot.com offers 5 maps of routes to begin your cycling sightseeing adventures. Although most routes have no bike signage you can print the maps and follow along.
Strauss says, "Grand Bahama is one of the nicest places to bike.....if you stay off the main roads! Fortunately there are some great "through the neighborhood routes" that can get you from downtown to some great destinations like Banana Bay, Garden of the Groves, Barbary Beach, Dover Sound. All of these routes were discovered using Google Maps. The street maps of the island are not reliable as many of the streets on the maps don't exist but the Google satellite image is pretty clear.
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Despite cool weather conditions and a wind blown Christmas tree, many came out to enjoy caroling around the Grand Bahama Labyrinth on Saturday, December 19th.
The following is a message from Barbara Chester:
We righted the tree which was out of her pot
lying sadly at the centre of the Labyrinth with some lost ornaments and
a broken star! With Darren's help, I had her back in place by early
afternoon and, as you will see from the photos, looking bright and
sparkly once again.
Gloria McGlone was her usual fabulous self. She
brought many of her Carollers (from the 'Many Moods of Christmas'
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - Remembrance Day on November 11th was serenely observed at the
Garden of the Groves in the beautiful, sacred setting of the Labyrinth,
where all the benches were occupied by locals and visitors from around
the World. Poppies were available for everyone.
The sun shone from an exquisitely blue sky and many of our
feathered friends sang to the accompaniment the quiet background
music from selections of the Maastricht Salon Orchestra, and Richard
Shulman's 'Music to Walk the Labyrinth'.
Just before noon, Barbara Chester welcomed everyone and commented
on the wonderful news of the joint ceremony, held that day in France
commemorating the end of the Great War conflict..
Grand Bahama Island - In the loving
spirit of peace, we welcome all who will join with us at the
on Remembrance Day, Wednesday
11 November at 11.45a.m.
We will have a
Walk for Peace where you may each offer your special
prayer or thoughts, silently, spoken or written. We will hear the
beautiful words of St. Francis and some gentle music provided by Ric.
There will be a 2 minutes period of silence at 12 noon, in loving memory!
Grand Bahama Island - It happened and it was great! 'Under the Harvest Moon'
originally planned for Saturday 3rd October, but moved by heavy rains
to Sunday 17th, was a beautiful production from the incredibly talented
duo: Ivy Elden and Gloria McGlone. These two inspirational thespians,
once again drew on our amazingly talented community who gave of their
very best and gave us the very best in song, dance and true
entertainment at our Labyrinth.
The show opened with a Poem, spoken in gentle tones by Ivy Elden,
and ended with the lovely Susan Jensen Sweeting encouraging the
audience to join her on the Labyrinth for a 'Moon Dance' which she sang in her crystal clear voice .
The circular Labyrinth stage was, for the first time, a
spectacular dance floor, all lit
In August 2008, ISLANDS managing editor Chris Tauber visited Green Turtle Cay, nestled in the Abaco Islands in the outskirts of the Bahamas.
Based at the Green Turtle Club and
Marina, he discovered the quiet beaches, explored the intriguing town
of New Plymouth and, of course, ordered the famed Goombay Smash.
Overall, the island is an inviting destination for families looking for
that ideal balance of accessibility and authenticity. Find out more in
the upcoming November 2008 issue of ISLANDS. In the meantime, watch a video
enclosed of Chris' trip...