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Johnny Barnes Film To Be Featured In Australia

Johnny Barnes Film To Be Featured In Australia

The documentary “Welcoming Arms” — which features the late Johnny Barnes — has been selected for the Gold Coast Film Festival, which will take place during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.A New York-based filmmaker made the short documentary that explores the positive effect that Johnny Barnes had on the island.... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Featured In ‘The Joy Initiative’

Johnny Barnes Featured In ‘The Joy Initiative’

Stacee Smith, writing in the UK’s Guardian, has featured the late Johnny Barnes in a piece titled “The joy initiative: people who inspire others to live happier lives,” highlighting his effort to spread good cheer on the island. The story said, “Before his death on 9 July 2016 at the age of 93, Bermuda’s Johnny Barnes – who... Read more of this article

Children Welcome Commuters On East Broadway

Children Welcome Commuters On East Broadway

The legacy of Johnny Barnes is now a regular aspect of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s #LoveMyBermuda campaign. Once per month the island’s school-aged children are welcoming morning commuters into Hamilton while standing alongside a life-sized Johnny Barnes mascot. Yesterday young people from the Pembroke Hamilton Club youth football programme... Read more of this article

Documentary: Johnny Barnes ‘Welcoming Arms’

Documentary: Johnny Barnes ‘Welcoming Arms’

A New York-based filmmaker made a short documentary that explores the positive effect that Johnny Barnes had on the island, and while the trailer was previously online, the whole film is now available for viewing, with the director saying that they have made the film public as they are at the end of their festival run. Director Rosanne Ma calls the... Read more of this article

Telegraph On “Beloved Figure” Johnny Barnes

Telegraph On “Beloved Figure” Johnny Barnes

The United Kingdom’s Telegraph has taken note of the passing of Johnny Barnes, calling him a “familiar and beloved figure” and quoting the Bermuda icon as saying simply “I enjoy making people happy.” The story said, “Johnny Barnes, who has died aged 93, was a familiar and beloved figure in Bermuda, where he was known... Read more of this article

Bermuda Icon Johnny Barnes Dies At 93

Bermuda Icon Johnny Barnes Dies At 93

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Johnny Barnes, a beloved Bermuda icon and national treasure, passed away today at the age of 93. Mr. Barnes is best known for his decades of standing at the Crow Lane Roundabout, originally from 3:40am to 10am, and greeting motorists on their way into Hamilton on Mondays through Fridays with a hearty “I love you”... Read more of this article

Canadian School Features Johnny Barnes Statue

Canadian School Features Johnny Barnes Statue

Bermuda’s Johnny Barnes is now a fixture at a Canadian school, with the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute in Ontario installing a statue of him saying he represents a “welcoming spirit.” The school’s newsletter said the statue was commissioned by the Keenan family, who are residents of Toronto, with the family getting to... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Receives Doll Made In His Image

Johnny Barnes Receives Doll Made In His Image

A local artisan who made a limited number of dolls in the likeness of Bermuda’s Johnny Barnes for the Christmas season recently presented Mr. Barnes himself with one of the dolls, and said that he was “thrilled with his action figure.” Mr. Barnes, who turned 92-years-old in June, is an island fixture, greeting commuters as they pass... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Celebrates 92nd Birthday Today

Johnny Barnes Celebrates 92nd Birthday Today

Johnny Barnes is celebrating his 92nd birthday today [June 23], and started his birthday off the same way he has started every day for many years now, by getting up early and waving to people driving into Hamilton, and yelling out “I love you”.On the occasion of his birthday today, Mr Barnes told Bernews, “I am 92 today — thank god... Read more of this article

Short Documentary Honours Johnny Barnes

Short Documentary Honours Johnny Barnes

A New York-based filmmaker has released a short documentary that explores the positive effect that well-known local greeter Johnny Barnes has on the island’s children, with the film showing at the Bermuda Film Festival. Director Rosanne Ma calls the film, titled Welcoming Arms, “a love letter to Bermuda about the effect of Johnny Barnes... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Horse Wins Maiden Race In UK

Johnny Barnes Horse Wins Maiden Race In UK

[Updated] A horse named after the island’s famed greeter Johnny Barnes will run his debut race at Yarmouth in the United Kingdom today [August 13], connecting one of Bermuda’s best-known citizens to the horse track. According to Sky Sports, the two-year-old Acclamation offspring, trained by John Gosden and ridden by William Buick, will make... Read more of this article

Commuters Send Birthday Wishes To Barnes

Commuters Send Birthday Wishes To Barnes

Morning commuters can be heard yelling out “Happy Birthday” as they pass Johnny Barnes on Crow Lane this morning [June 23], with one lady stopping to give Mr. Barnes a birthday kiss, as the well known morning greeter celebrates his 91st birthday today.Mr. Barnes started his 91st birthday off the same way he has started every day for many... Read more of this article

Photos: Johnny Barnes 90th Birthday, Magazine

Photos: Johnny Barnes 90th Birthday, Magazine

[Updated with slideshow] Johnny Barnes — who will celebrate his 90th birthday this weekend — was featured in the July 2013 issue of Islands Magazine, which has a circulation of over 200,000. Mr. Barnes, well known as the morning greeter on Crow Lane, has spent many years waving to commuters in the morning. The magazine article is below,... Read more of this article