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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
“Different Developments” features works that utilize the medium of photography in innovative ways, either through inventive techniques or printing processes. Renowned St. John photographer Steve Simonsen is exhibiting a curated selection of his work printed on acrylic, the largest pieces he has shown at Bajo El Sol. Kim Nogueira has new jewelry works with image transfers of her photography in enamel,...
Makeda Dawson with her father, Avery Dawson. Photo by Amy Roberts.  This fall Makeda Dawson will begin her junior year in college, yet already people are hailing her with the title she has aspired to since 8th grade—“Pilot!” Makeda, who attends Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, deserves the title.  She is perhaps the first and youngest female St. Johnian...
Almost two years since it first appeared in the Virgin Islands, a case of mosquito borne illness has produced a severe birth defect at the end of a pregnancy. On May 12, Health Commissioner Michelle Davis announced the first recorded case of microcephaly. Infants born with microcephaly have smaller heads and may suffer from brain abnormalities. Davis issued a public precautionary...
Pictured above: Father Anthony Abraham, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Photo by Amy Roberts. The Catholic Church has moved one step closer to obtaining a property on which to build a church in Coral Bay. Father Anthony Abraham, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, said the church has reached an agreement with Sheldon Marsh...
Pictured above: Dancing Classrooms Executive Director, Rodney Lopez, directs fifth grade dancers at recent recital held at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas. All photos courtesy of Amy Roberts. Dressed festively in their best party clothes, the fifth graders from the Julius E. Sprauve School and the Gifft Hill School enter the Westin ballroom in pairs, proudly escorting each other. After...
Specialized training for competitive sailing is part of the pre-race activity planned next month as part of the International Optimist Regatta on St. Thomas.  Photo Credit: Dean Barnes Promoters of competitive sailing for youth recently opened registration for the 2017 International Optimist Regatta. Competitors from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland are expected when...
Photo courtesy of St. John V.I. Tennis Academy Facebook page.  CRUZ BAY -- A 17-year-old St. John resident has been honored by the U.S. Tennis Association as a fine example of sportsmanship and character among young tennis players. Tomas del Olmo, 17, was named to the second annual USTA Junior Leadership Team on May 1. According to an association spokesman, "the...
Court documents say the powder post beetle was a common target of Terminix exterminators using methyl bromide in the Virgin Islands. ST. CROIX -- A few weeks after Terminix admitted they misused toxic pesticides in the Virgin Islands before a federal judge, a new battle over the same issue began locally. A lawyer representing the pest control company and its...
It’s good to be home. While traveling recently in California, I was able to see many different types of green energy and energy-saving devices in action. I started the driving portion of my trip to Merced, California from San Francisco. I rented a hybrid car from Hertz, a four-door Ford Focus. What a nice car! Very comfortable and quiet, and also...
Photo courtesy of Gifft Hill School's Facebook page.  Gifft Hill School has five new members in their National Honor Society. Parents, faculty and staff were on hand to watch the students induction. The students were selected by their high standards in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. New inductees include De-Shawna Davis, Krista Forehand, Liliana Martinez, Seala Matthias, and...
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