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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
All photos courtesy of Yelena Rogers Photography. CRUZ BAY -- Students from St. John’s public, private and parochial schools enjoyed an Earth Day celebration at an annual event hosted by Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. The day began with a parade and ended with lessons about alternative energy the environment. Young marchers from the Julius E. Sprauve School, Gifft...
Dynamic Dancers group after they practice with Denise Baller from Dancing with Denise (pictured on the far right) for their June 3 recital in Webster, New York. Loraine "Pat" Richards, the group's coach, is pictured in the back far left. All photos courtesy of Perdita Stapleton. The Dynamic Dancers are so much more than a dance group. They are a part of...
Once a telecommunications powerhouse, the phone company gets a new name and they say, a new outlook. For more than thirty years, a strange dance has played out in Virgin Islands telecommunications. The partners in this dance first stepped out as one, then they fought, then they parted. Then they faced each other as opponents; one lost, one won. That brings...
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Swartz, managing director of Green & Clean VI, Ltd. They are a recycling company located in Virgin Gorda, BVI. Julie is doing what needs to be done here in the US Virgin Islands — and she is doing it right now. Her company has signed agreements with the BVI Government to...
Captain Fatty with his wife Carolyn and their daughter Roma aboard their boat Carlotta. All photos courtesy of the Goodlanders.  The St. John community is getting ready to welcome back Capt. Fatty Goodlander and his wife Carolyn at a potluck party at Pickles in Coral Bay on Saturday, April 22 from 3pm to 6pm, and all are invited. Fatty and Carolyn returned...
Stakeholders in the April 8 special election listen to the debate at an emergency meeting of the St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections. Officials asked what would happen if they certified the balloting results. Janelle Sarauw, winner of the April 8 race is pictured, right. ST. THOMAS -- Ten days after voters chose to fill a vacant seat in the...
Racers at the start of the race on Sunday, May 26, 2013 Maho Bay, St. John, USVI (Photo/Thomas Layer). Imagine the Caribbean sun, azure water, white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs that await competitors as they swim through the pristine Virgin Islands National Park waters. Described by Swimming World Magazine as “the most beautiful open water swim in the...
Sun, water, food and friends -- Sprauve School turtle farm was part of the local education scene until about a month ago. ST. JOHN - One thing’s for sure … they didn’t run away. Eleven land turtles that occupied the Julius E. Sprauve School turtle farm have reportedly vanished. The mysterious disappearance of turtles from St. John’s only public school have...
This winter I lay in bed wondering about the strange sounds I was hearing from the pond below our house. I had learned the calls of the night herons and the clapper rails, and some of the frogs, but this was different – a high-pitched, drawn-out series of squawks. What could it be? The cries of some poor creature being...
CRUZ BAY -- Island residents and student groups are set to celebrate spring as Friends of Virgin Islands National Park gears up for Earth Day 2017. Event Coordinator Karen Jarvis recently announced the annual celebration will be held Tuesday, April 18 at the NPS ball park in Cruz Bay. The day begins with the Litter Stomp parade of students from...
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