Students explore mangroves as part of marine workshops

Junior students at Sir John A. Cumber learned about different marine topics over the past few weeks thanks to presentations at the school on mangroves and on protecting marine wildlife.

Students bring dinner to elders of West Bay

Local high school students delivered some cheer along with dinner to West Bay elders last month as part of a Key Club outreach project.

Ex-Hells Angel now a jeweler, craftsman — and collector of thongs

Ex-Hells Angel Carey Hurlstone is working to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to a rather unusual collection of garments.Thousands of thongs in all sizes and colors are tacked to the rafters of Mr. Hurlstone’s workshop, “the Bikini House.”

Garden Club celebrates anniversary with flower show

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman is getting set to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a two-day Flower Show at the South Sound Community Centre this weekend. The show runs from 1-6 p.m. on March 31 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1. Admission is free and all are welcome.

50 years ago: Third break-in at GT store

In the March 29, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:“ Mr. Fossie Arch sustained his third big loss through robbery over this past weekend when his store on South Church Street was broken into."

Salina Reserve, Cayman’s natural haven

The interior of Grand Cayman’s East End is not a place that sees many visitors, largely due to the inaccessibility of the land.One area known as the Salina Reserve was established by a Crown land grant to the National Trust and is protected by legislation.

50 years ago: Funeral of patriarch Niven Miller brings community together

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included:“The funeral of Mr. Niven Wray Miller Snr. of North Side, was held in the Presbyterian Church at Old Man Bay on the 14th."
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Family fun day this weekend

The Committee to Elect Ed Chisholm is holding a Family Fun Day this weekend.The event is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the North Side play field, a press release states.

Adventist kids spread prayer, kindness

Hundreds of young adults inspired to spread the message of their church reached out to people in the Bodden Town community with food bags and prayer last Saturday.

Bat habitat in Lower Valley nominated for protection

A small pocket of forest in Lower Valley in the district of Bodden Town is among six sites on Grand Cayman nominated for Protected Area status under Cayman’s new National Conservation Law.

50 years ago: Spring visitors and returning residents welcomed

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:“Miss Edith Webster returned home on the 12th. She spent one year in New York with her mother and other relatives."

Brac bike-a-thon a community affair

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac held its 35th annual Bike-a-Thon fundraiser with the route taking cyclists from Spot Bay to the West End community park.At the event on March 11, approximately 20 enthusiastic riders of all ages headed for the finish line 11 miles away.

Letter: Moving back home to the Brac

Bracker Alta Solomon moved to Grand Cayman in 1998 after returning from college in the U.S., and returned home to Cayman Brac with her family in December 2016. Here, she shares a letter on her decision to move back to the Brac and how it’s going so far.

50 years ago: Administrator John A. Cumber talks Brac issues

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:“His Honor the Administrator, Mr. J.A. Cumber … and Mrs. Cumber visited the Brac from March 15th to 17th."

Canopy donation benefits school

Money raised from last year’s Spooktacular fun run in Little Cayman, organized by the Little Cayman Sports Association, went toward a new playground canopy for the kids attending school at Little Cayman Education Service.

Turtle Centre getting ready for spring parrot release

In anticipation of the release of the Cayman Turtle Centre’s parrot triplets into the wild, the center has received an encouraging numbers of entries in its schools contest as it prepares for the event, organizers said.

Sunrise fun day draws friends and family

A blustery weekend did not stop members of the Cayman community from coming out last Saturday to support adults with special needs at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre’s annual Family Fun Day.

50 years ago: Una Yates hosts visitors, PTA has cancer talk

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Weekend guests of Miss Una Yates have been her cousin Mr. Herbert Yates of the P.O. Department in Miami and his wife Jean, his wife’s sister Ms. Ruth Brown of Illinois, and his aunt Mrs. Geraldine Read of Toledo, Ohio"

Football ‘legends’ set for rubber match

The Clash of the Legends will resume at West Bay’s Ed Bush Stadium on Monday, March 27, as the George Town and West Bay teams vie to determine who will prevail in the quest for the Marcus Cumber Cup. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.

‘You have made a difference’: Students’ donations help Syrian refugees

Karyn Thomas gave presentations at local schools, speaking about the Syrian crisis, which has resulted in the flight of millions of people into neighboring countries and beyond, highlighted the support from Cayman.
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