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CUC treats seniors to night of fellowship

Cayman seniors enjoyed A Night with the Stars hosted by Caribbean Utilities Company on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Remembering Blossom Village

This Image of Blossom Village, downtown Little Cayman, goes back to 1974, when approximately 25 people lived on the island. There were but a few weekly flights via an old DC-3 aircraft. This photographer remembers stopping by “WeOne,” a tiny grocery store owned by Douglas Chisholm.

CARIFESTA Showcase highlights best of Cayman’s culture

Lovers of music, dance, acting, visual arts, literature and fashion should head to the Harquail Theatre on the July 28 weekend for three fantastic performances at the CARIFESTA Showcase.

Succulent mangoes aplenty at festival

The weekend’s Mango Festival was a juicy affair for locals and tourists alike at the National Museum on Harbour Drive.

National Museum honors Georgette Ebanks

Surrounded by the board and staff of the Cayman Islands National Museum, Georgette Ebanks was presented with the first Ira Thompson Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the preservation of Cayman’s history.

The People Time Forgot: James Thomas

In this image, James Thomas receives a Christmas kiss from two young ladies, possibly members of his family. The photograph dates to the late ‘70s and was taken at the annual Rotary senior citizens’ Christmas party where the attendees came from all the districts throughout the island.

Early scuba gear to go on display at National Museum

A 1940s Aqua-Lung regulator belonging to Jacques Cousteau and a pair of 15-pound leather diving boots from 1865 will be among the items on display at the Cayman Islands National Museum’s newest exhibit, a collaboration with the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

Pirate pooches on parade

The Pirates Week Festival is looking for pirates of the four-legged variety to take part in this year’s Pirate Pooch Parade. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, is part of the Pirates Week festivities and will see costumed dogs, pups and their owners march down Harbour Drive.

People that time forgot: The thatch workers

Using silver thatch to make baskets, hats, fans, brooms and, of course, rope is quickly becoming a thing of the past. There was a time when making rope was an important part of the Cayman Islands’ economy.

People time forgot: Welly E.K. Wellington

Everyone knows “Welly’s Cool Spot.” The ever-popular restaurant and bar is still as popular today as it was back in 1982, when this photo was taken.

Committee formed to develop culture and heritage policy

A Cabinet-appointed steering committee of public and private stakeholders is helping to development Cayman’s first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.

People Time Forgot: Adina ‘Tooksie’ Whittaker

Tooksie Whittaker lived on Old School Lane in Breakers. She hated speeders and would recall for guests an accident which took place in her younger days:

The People Time Forgot: Tally McLaughlin

This image shot around 1983 shows Tally McLaughlin standing at the door of his East End home.

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