Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: December 1, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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December 1-7, 2008
Copyright 2008


The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Rev. Potter Joins
St. Ursula's
As New Vicar
Page 8

Third St. John
Magazine Offers
Different View
Page 3
Michael Abraham
Found Not Guilty
of Smith Murder
Page 5

Flavors Event
Rakes in $20,000
for Rotary Club
Page 4

rllLU uy iVldly DUIrb
Osprey Wins Class in Thanksgiving Regatta
Ospreytook first place in PHRF Class in the 27th annual Thanksgiving
Regatta this past weekend. For race results and photos: Pages 18-19.

St. John Christmas
Music Festival and
Children's Parade
Page 15

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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

St. John received a new 750-gallon fire pumper last week, above, which barely fits in
the Robert O'Connor Sr. Fire Station in Cruz Bay.

New Equipment at Fire Station

St. John Tradewinds
A 750-gallon fire pumper was delivered to the V.I.
Fire Service on St. John, one of a number of pieces of
fire-fighting equipment the agency has recently pur-
Recently purchased equipment for deployment at
fire houses in both districts include two fire fighting
units, three cascade units and five washer extractors.
VIFS leadership also is working to address a num-
ber of Occupational Safety violations which have
been cited in the areas of structural environment and
in Spirometry and Fit Testing for all personnel, ac-
cording to Fire Services Director Victor Browne.
The VIFS also recently completed training of Fire

Services personnel, according to Browne.
Firefighters, including VIFS mechanics, have com-
pleted various training sessions both in the territory
and on the mainland. The courses covered areas such
as fire technique, cause and preservation of evidence;
radiological nuclear fires; biological and chemical
fires and a pump mechanics seminar.
Browne will continue to pursue funding for the
continued development and training of personnel at
the V.I. Fire Services, he added.
"The goal is to have a highly trained and properly
outfitted fire fighting cadre within the territory so as
to meet the mandate as a first-responder agency in
times of emergency," Browne said.

Virgin Islands Zoning and Subdivision

Code Review Meeting Is Dec. 2
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources is making
another attempt to create a Comprehensive Land and Water Use
Plan. While DPNR has gathered information toward this end in the
past, this time the department has retained the Center for Govern-
ment Studies at Rutgers University to conduct an assessment of
the current V.I. Zoning and Subdivision Code as the first step to
creating the plan.
Principals for the project, Stuart Meck, a faculty fellow and
CGS director, and Marya Morris, a consultant with Duncan Asso-
ciates of Chicago, will be hosting a meeting at the St. John DPNR
office on Tuesday, December 2, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Specific stake holders from across the territory have been in-
vited to meet with Meck and Morris and general meetings have
been scheduled on St. Croix and St. Thomas.
While there is no general meeting scheduled for St. John, inter-
ested members of the public can call Charmain Lans at 774-3320
to request being part of the St. John meeting.

STJ AARP Chapter Meeting Dec. 3
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John AARP Chapter meeting will be hosted on Wednes-
day, December 3, at 5 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas in the
Coral Bay Conference Room. AARP's southeast regional vice
president from Atlanta Julie Cohn and volunteer director Oscar
Covington will be making their first visit to St. John and AARP
Chapter #4777. Call 776-6833 for more information.

ACC Christmas for Animals Dec. 5
St. John Tradewinds
The "Christmas for the Animals" fundraiser will have a festive
1920s theme and will be hosted at the beautiful Tango Mare villa
in Hart Bay on St. John.
The festive three-hour event begins at sunset on Friday, Decem-
ber 5, and tickets are available in advance at Chelsea Drug Store,
St. John Hardware and the Mail Center, as well as direct from ACC
Board Members.
Food and complimentary cocktails will be available all evening!
Off-site parking and shuttle taxi service will also be available.
Dress island-fancy or themed attire 1920s themed accessories
will be available for purchase at the door. Prizes will be awarded
for best costume come join the party and help the animals this
holiday season!
Event tickets, $100 each, and raffle tickets for $10 each, or three
for $25, make great holiday gifts! For more information, please
call the ACC at 774-1625.

BBQ, Bake and Gift Sale on Dec. 6
St. John Tradewinds
The community can get in the spirit of the season at the 4th An-
nual St. John Christmas Music Festival and help school children
get to Washington, D.C. at the same time on Saturday, December
Gifft Hill School middle school students are hosting a fund rais-
er BBQ and bake and holiday gift sale at the festival from 6 to 10
p.m. at the Winston Wells ball field.
GHS middle school students are hoping to travel to Washing-
ton, D.C. for their school trip this year and will be selling delicious
home-baked goodies, Dockside Jen's famous burgers and grilled
chicken and fantastic holiday gifts.
Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Rock Star Day a day sail
on Breath followed by dinner at Shipwreck and a bottle of bub-
bly will also be available. Don't miss the chance to support the
GHS middle school!

2009 St. John Guidebook and St. John Map Unveiled

Co-publisher Baraba Jakobsen (and husband Arne) unveiled the 2009 St. John
Guidebook and St. John Map at a launch party on Tuesday, November 25, at
Paradiso restaurant in Mongoose Junction.


St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008 3


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Artwork Courtesy of MaLinda Media Artwork Courtesy of MaLinda Media

Page 28 of Fall/Winter 2008 St. John Magazine

Artwork Courtesy of MaLinda Media

Page 56 of Fall/Winter 2008 St. John Magazine Page 68 of Fall/Winter 2008 St. John Magazine

Third Editon of St. John Magazine Offers Different Outlook on Island Life

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
While the beauty of the island's
white sand beaches and turquoise
waters have long been splashed
across magazine pages, the new is-
sue of St. John Magazine -which
hit newsstands last month- offers
readers a look at some of the lesser
known facets of St. John life.
Everything from the culture-
rich murals at Mooie's to "Hindu,"
the blind fisherman who sells his
catch from an inconspicuous lean-
to in Cruz Bay, are featured in the
third edition of St. John Magazine,
published by MaLinda Media.
"The stories range from a beau-
tiful remote island home to organic
farming in Coral Bay," said MaL-
inda Media owner MaLinda Nel-
son of the stories featuring Wally
and Toni Leopold's Lovango Cay
home and Hugo and Josephine
Roller's Coral Bay Garden Cen-
"For a person who has not lived
on island for long, and for the tour-
ists, we give a different outlook on
what's here," said Nelson. "We
bring things to life that aren't nec-
essarily visible on the surface, like
the beaches."
Under the Sea
The island's natural beauty is
captured in "Rare or Rarely Seen,"
an article and photographs by ma-
rine ecologist Dr. Caroline Rogers,
which features images of every-
thing from a Scorpionfish to a six-

Artwork Courtesy of MaLinda Media

2008 Cover

armed Sea Star.
Readers will find the same
level of quality in the third issue
that they've come to expect from
St. John Magazine, Nelson ex-
"No matter what we feature in
St. John Magazine, a high level of
professionalism is given to each
subject, from the writing and the
photography to the graphic lay-
out," she said.
For the third time in a row,
the work of renowned St. John
photographer Steve Simonsen -
whose pictures have been featured
in such publications as Caribbean
Travel and Life and Conde Nast
Traveler graces the cover of
the magazine. A playful water shot

snapped at sunset, the Fall/Winter
2008 St. John Magazine cover is a
big hit with readers.
Murals at Mooie's
One of the publisher's favorite
spreads in the Fall/Winter 2008
issue is "The Murals at Moo-
ie's," which spotlights the acrylic
murals, painted by Ezio Marsh,
adorning the walls at the popular
local bar.
"That article highlights St. John
culture and it's different than your
typical photographic assignment,
because photographer Bob Lefferts
was actually capturing artwork de-
picting culture," said Nelson. "If
you haven't been inside Mooie's,
you'd never have known they ex-
isted. There's beauty all around us;
it goes beyond the blue water and
white sand beaches."
New contributors to this issue
include Bob and Karen Schlesing-
er, a husband and wife duo who to-
gether captured the ceramic work
of Gail Van de Bogurt Bob,
with his photography and Karen,
with her writing.
Youth Steel Pan Orchestra
Also featured in the new St.
John Magazine is the Love City
Pan Dragons, the island's own
youth steel orchestra.
"The Pan Dragons is a positive
activity for the children which in-
cludes learning about their cultural
music," said Nelson. "They're
proud to be a part of it, and it takes
a lot of time and dedication."

The winners of the photo con-
test, which kicked off with the in-
augural issue of St. John Magazine
last year, are prominently featured
in the Fall/Winter 2008 edition.
Chris Kossage of Kent, Washing-
ton, took first place in the con-
test, whose theme was "St. John
Scenes," with his image of Cin-
namon Bay beach in the late after-
noon light.
The contest, which received
hundreds of entries, was judged
by Nelson and three local photog-
raphers who rated the photographs
based on composition, lighting
and focus.
"Chris worked on his compo-
sition and lighting," said Nelson.
"It's not always about how blue
or bright the photo is. He took an
artistic approach to it, which we
found very appealing."
New Photo Contest
The next photo contest seeks
photos of "Island Faces," and the
publisher encourages participants
to be creative.
"We want people to think out-
side the box," said Nelson.
With the third issue of St. John
Magazine under her belt, Nelson
is still learning about the nature
of the publishing business, she ex-
"One thing I've learned is that
it doesn't get any easier being cre-
ative," said Nelson. "The logistics
of assigning stories and then keep-
ing on top of everybody to meet

their deadline will always be the
The publisher's hard work has
paid off yet again, however, as the
magazine has been met with a pos-
itive response, she explained.
"The response has once again
been overwhelmingly positive,"
said Nelson. "What I've accom-
plished is exactly what I've set out
Continued on Page 16


Business Directory .............26
Church Schedules .............20
Classified Ads ..............22-23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Ferry Schedules ............... 24
Le tte rs ................................17
Paws for a Moment ............16
Police Log ................. .... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................6

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Photos by Tropical Focus

Above: Westin Resort chefs win first place; top: Chef
Julie Van Pelt, center, of East West Catering.

Photo by Tropical Focus

Chef Alex Ewald of La Tapa.

Photo by Tropical Focus

Chef Mat Vacharat, left, at his Mathayom table.

Flavors Rakes in More Than $20,000 for St. John Rotary Club

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The sounds of Paradise People drifting through the air
mingled with the aroma of tantalizing food prepared by
some of the island's best chefs at the St. John Rotary Club's
annual Flavors fund raiser on Saturday, November 22, at the
Westin Resort and Villas.
Afterjudging the numerous delicacies available, the Wes-
tin Resort took top honors, with the food at the Beach Bar

coming in second place, followed by Rhumb Lines.
St. John Rotary Club's president summed up the eve-
ning's entertainment.
"The band was fabulous," said St. John Rotary Club
president B.J. Harris. "The food was plentiful and the wine
A large crowd packed the tents to enjoy the fare and sup-
port one of the island's main charitable organizations, which
raised some much-needed funds.

"We raised more than $20,000 and the event went off
without a hitch," said Harris. "Our scholarship fund is re-
plenished and we will be able to target some other commu-
nity needs as well."
Many people contributed to the evening's success, Harris
"Thanks to all the restaurants, all the volunteers and the
community for making it happen," she said. "A big thanks
to the Westin for generously hosting the event."

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Michael Abraham

Aquitted of Alston

Smith Murder
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Michael Abraham, 22, of St.
John was found not guilty of first-
degree murder in connection with
the fatal shooting of 21-year-old
Alston Smith last year.
The shooting, which took place
in the Pine Peace area on Novem-
ber 29, 2007, resulted in Smith's
death. Smith was shot once in the
head and once in the side of his
After two days of deliberations,
jurors in V.I. Superior Court Judge
Michael Dunston's court room
found Abraham not guilty of first-
degree murder, second-degree
murder, first-degree assault and
unauthorized use of a firearm dur-
ing the commission of a crime of
Abraham still faces between six
months and three years in prison
for being found guilty of unau-
thorized possession of a firearm,
according to published reports.
During the trial prosecutors al-
leged Abraham and Smith got into
a confrontation in downtown Cruz
Bay shortly before the shooting.
While none ofAssistant U.S. At-
torney Nolan Paige's 19 witnesses
actually saw the shooting, several
people testified to seeing Abraham
driving away from Smith's Pine
Peace house just after hearing gun-
shots, according to reports in the
VI.. Daily News.
After leaving the area, Abraham
reportedly went home and told his
mother what happened. The two
then went to the Leander Jurgen
Command where the young man
confessed to the killing to VI.
Police Department officer Angelo
Despite Abraham's confession,
prosecutors continued to investi-
gate the fatal shooting and didn't
make an arrest in the case until
January 2008.
Defense attorney Robert King
put Abraham on the stand during
the trial, where he testified that a
gun he was holding went off. But
the young man said he didn't re-
member pulling the trigger, ac-
cording to a published report.
Smith also had a gun pointed at
him, Abraham said on the stand.
"I was focusing on his gun
pointing towards me," Abraham
was quoted in the Daily News.
Sentencing is expected to be
scheduled soon. In the meantime,
Abraham remains out on bail.

Boiler Tube Blow Shuts Off Power Across St. John and St. Thomas

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As residents and visitors were busy making
preparations for Thanksgiving last week, the
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority did
its part to help thaw out the turkey for dinner.
Island-wide power outages hit St. John and
St. Thomas last week after a boiler tube blew



out at the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant on
Tuesday morning, November 25.
The 7:50 a.m. blow out damaged the wall
of a steam generating unit boiler and ignited a
small fire in the adjacent switch yard, accord-
ing to information from WAPA.
"As a result, the entire plant tripped which
resulted in island-wide outages on St. Thomas


and St. John," according to the release.
The power remained off across St. John for
the entire day on Tuesday. While some resi-
dents' power was restored Wednesday morn-
ing, November 26, island-wide power was
not restored until late Wednesday afternoon.
WAPA officials thanked the public for its pa-


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Gorgeous Weather for Thanksgiving

St. John Tradewinds
The twenty-four hour plus blackout was scary
but the sun and flat sea made up for WAPA's shut-
down. I hope that no one found their turkey look-
ing green.
Bluzapalooza Has Radio
Station on Afghanistan
What will Steve Simon think of next! It's blues
on the radio for our soldiers! Hooray!
Don't forget the parade and Christmas Music
Festival on December 6th (that's a Saturday) at
Winston Wells ball field.
Karen and Bob Brady
Will Leave for Jacksonville
We'll all miss them very much but Karen will
assist John Garrison in raising funds for acquiring
important pieces of land such as Maho Bay Camp-
ground. Bob will, no doubt, look after the dog and
cat world. Do come back often to visit!
Believe Me, The Colonel Wadsworth
Story in St. John Magazine Was True
Several people have questioned my story in the
latest issue of the St. John Magazine. It brings back
the peaceful Sunday afternoon atmosphere of the
late 50s, complete with the Colonel's pith helmet
and prayer for my love-life!
A Big Welcome Back to the Fairbarns
Brenda and Martin are celebrating their yearly

honeymoon anniversary at Gallows Point all
the way from England. Daughter Mers is here
too. By the way, does anyone know where the big
round table is? We're hoping to find it.
Former Manager of Caneel Bay Pays a Visit
Martin, Barbara and Erin Nicholson are on-is-
land. Like so many who love St. John, they can't
stay away!
Answer to Important Questions
It was Miss Malvine Sewer who owned the
original "St. John Inn." A wonderful lady with a
great sense of humor, who created dolls that fasci-
nated visitors. June Barlas ran the rentals occupied
by newcomers who ran various small-businesses.
Pilobolus Comes to Reichhold
On Monday, November 24, Jude Woodcock
former dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theatre and
our very own dance instructor at St. John School
of the Arts, conducted a lecture demonstration to a
wonderful crowd of 20.
Jude showed us a video and gave an in-depth
and personal history of the company. Some brave
audience members tried out the improvisation
and movement skills based on the Pilobolus phi-
losophy. Pilobolus performed on Saturday night
at Reichhold on St. Thomas; SJSA had about 30
students, parents and enthusiasts who traveled to
the show.

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Love City Leapers Perform During Paradise Jam

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Members of the St. John jump roping club, Love City Leapers, delighted the large
crowd at UVI's Paradise Jam basketball tournament at the University of the Virgin
Islands on Sunday night, November 23.

St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008 7

Pond Bay Club Requesting Beach Enhancement at Chocolate Hole

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
More than a year after obtaining a major Coastal Zone
Management permit which expressly forbids any type of
beach nourishment, Pond Bay Club officials are now re-
questing to do just that.
First American Development Group/Carib officials filed
a request for the St. John CZM Committee to reconsider
the condition banning shoreline enhancement at their luxury
fractional ownership resort on Chocolate Hole Bay.
The proposed beach enhancement plan calls for creating
a 50 foot swim area, removing debris and derelict vessels
and clearing cobblestones by hand, according to the plan
filed by Biolmpact on behalf of Pond Bay Club.
Not only does the plan call for hand clearing all "inva-
sive species" like casha and tan-tan, but also hand sifting the
sand on the beach and then after sand grain size analy-
sis is complete replenishing the beach with appropriate
Hand Sifting and Clearing of Sand
"The tan-tan, casha and other invasive species will be re-
moved by hand and disposed of behind the existing silt fenc-
ing and existing stone clad sheet pile wall," according to the
plan. "The sand will then be sifted to a depth of 18-inches
by people using shovels and a sifting screen to remove all
rocks and material to a diameter of one centimeter. The sand
will be spread back where it was removed."
"Grain size analysis has been conducted on this beach
and is being conducted on adjacent beaches," according to
the Pond Bay Club beach enhancement plan. "Appropriate
sand will be located and used if and when additional sand is
required and authorized by Fish and Wildlife."

"The sand will then be sifted to a
depth of 18-inches by people using
shovels and a sifting screen to
remove all rocks and material to a
diameter of one centimeter. The sand
will be spread back where it was
Pond Bay Club's beach enhancement plan

While resort officials are not asking CZM to remove
boats from the legal mooring field, the ongoing maintenance
element of the beach enhancement plan includes continual
monitoring of cobbles on the beach, which might be avail-
able for community use.
Not Asking for Boat Removal
"Given that this proposal does not propose to exclude
boat use in the bay, the plan anticipates that some form of
long-term maintenance will be required," according to the
plan. "Stones and cobbles will continue to be collected by
hand and will be used in landscaping either on this project
or offered to the St. John community for other projects."
"In order to protect the seagrass community, Pond Bay
Club would like to ensure that all boats that are located in
Chocolate Hole Bay have properly permitted moorings and
prohibit anchoring in the bay," the plan states.
Turtle Nesting Plan
There has been no reported sea turtle activity to date on
the Chocolate Hole beach, however, Pond Bay Club's plan

includes a lighting element so as not to interfere with turtle
nesting, in case it does occur.
"Turtle monitoring has been ongoing since June 2007
and no nesting activity has been documented on the Pond
Bay beach in that time," according to the plan.
Despite that, the beach enhancement plan calls for "an
approved turtle lighting plan for the beach front buildings,"
and an educational program on turtle nesting which will be
"made available to all residences of the Pond Bay project
and quarterly educational programs will be offered to the
community and Club patrons to aid in their understanding
of the importance of the beach community in long-term sur-
vival of the species."
After all is said and done, resort officials are hoping to
have a beach to rival the natural white sands of Caneel Bay,
according to the plan.
"Equal to Caneel Bay"
"The caliber of the resort being constructed upland of the
beach is equal to Caneel Bay and a clean beach and near-
shore area will enhance the resort experience for visitors
and residents of St. John while protecting the environment,"
according to the plan.
CZM will issue its decision on Pond Bay Club's request
at a public hearing on Friday, December 12, at the St. John
Legislature building at 12 p.m.
The meeting is a decision meeting, so no public testimo-
ny will be allowed. Instead, the public can submit signed
written testimony before December 12 to Department of
Planning and Natural Resources, Division of CZM, CEK
Airport, Terminal Building, Second Floor, St. Thomas V.I.,
00802. Signed written testimony can also be faxed to 340-

8 St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008

St. Ursula's Church Welcomes Reverend Willam Potter

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Since September, the congregation at St. Ursula's Church
has enjoyed the energy and sermons of a new vicar.
Hailing from Hope, New Jersey, Reverend William Pot-
ter, who moved to St. John along with his wife, brings years
of experience, a deep commitment to the faith and bound-
less enthusiasm.
Although this is Potter's first time living on the island,
the reverend actually knew the late C. Warren Smith, who
led St. Ursula's faithful for more than two decades.
"I met C. Warren Smith in Puerto Rico where we both
graduated from the seminary 35 years ago and then all of a
sudden I find myself coming down to this church following
him at St. Ursula's," said Potter. "How small of a world this
It was Potter's time in Puerto Rico which inspired his
family's move to the Caribbean, he explained.
Looking for Adventure
"I'd been a priest at this one church in New Jersey for 13
years and I had turned 60 years old," said Potter. "I was re-
membering my time in seminary in Puerto Rico and I loved
the Caribbean. I said to my wife, 'what do you think about
a great adventure.'"
While the Potters were ready for a new adventure, the
couple arrived on St. John just in time for the height of hur-
ricane season, which took a little adjustment.
"It took a while for the Potters to get used to an environ-
ment that included hurricanes, but we've got a great place to
live and we've settled in nicely," said the reverend.
Potter pursued the episcopal church diocese database
to see if there were any openings in the Virgin Islands and
came across one on a little island, he explained.
"I saw this opening at St. Ursula's and tried to image a
place that would be the most beautiful place I could imag-
ine," said Potter. "But St. John is even more beautiful than
I imagined. It was a little warmer than I expected when we
first arrived, but November has just been beautiful."

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Reverend William Potter outside St. Ursula's
Episcopal Church on a recent Sunday morning.

The congregation at St. Ursula's has been wonderful,
Potter added.
Pillars of the Church
"There are great pillars of St. Ursula's," he said. "They
keep me from stepping in anything."
In addition to the congregation at St. Ursula's, Potter also
leads the flock at Nazareth by the Sea in St. Thomas, which

"I saw this opening at St. Ursula's
and tried to image a place that would
be the most beautiful place I could
imagine. But St. John is even more
beautiful than I imagined."
Rev. Willam Potter
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church

meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays at the Montessori School.
On St. John, Potter leads two services at St. Ursula's each
Sunday. A traditional mass is celebrated at 7:15 a.m., but the
9:30 a.m. has a special musical twist.
Steel Pan Eucharist
"Our 9:30 a.m. service is becoming very much a contem-
porary service, it's our steel pan Eucharist," said Potter. "A
couple of years ago, the church raised money to purchase
several steel pans and they have been sitting in the back of
the church for some time. It wasn't until the church identi-
fied Mike Sorzano a little before we got down here as some-
one who could and did pull the whole thing together."
"Mike can manufacture and service the pans, but he can
also teach people how to play," the reverend continued. "We
realized this shouldn't be just a church thing, but should be
something that involves the multipurpose center to make it
something seniors could get involved with. And we have a
venue where we can have the band play every Sunday."
Pan classes are available weekday afternoons at St. Ur-
sula's Church. Classes are $5 a month and a yearly $25
registration fee, which goes to the multipurpose center, is
also charged. In order to keep the prices down, the church
depends on donations, explained Potter.
To donate to the steel pan program, call the church at
693-8580. Call Sorzano at 642-2998 for more information
or to register for classes.

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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

(L to R): St. Ursula's Pre-Thanksgiving honorees Joseph Evans, Alan Johnson and
Riisa Rymer, not picture is honoree Annette Corbett.

Appreciation Abounds at St. Ursula's

Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The scent of flowers filled the
air as three honorees were show-
ered with bouquets at the St. Ursu-
la's Senior Citizens' Center 22nd
Annual pre-thanksgiving luncheon
on Tuesday, November 25.
Riisa Rymer, Joseph Evans and
Alan Johnson were recognized by
the center for their community
service. Annette Corbett, who was
honored as well, was unable to at-
tend the function.
Originally from Tortola, Rymer
is the library specialist and man-
ager of circulation services at the
University of the Virgin Islands'
Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library. At
the library, Rymer also developed
the Melchior Center for Recent
History of the Virgin Islands where
she has compiled an extensive col-
lection of funeral booklets.
A deeply religious woman,
Rymer has been a loyal mem-
ber and staunch supporter of St.
Luke's Episcopal Church in St.
Thomas, where she is chairperson
of the alter guild.
Reluctant to Accept Honor
As she was taught the impor-
tance of service, Rymer was re-
luctant to accept the honor from
St. Ursula's.It took the persistence
of St. Ursula's multipurpose cen-
ter director Clarence Scipio and
Rymer's husband to talk her into
attending the luncheon, she ex-
"I was very hesitant to accept
this, but Mr. Scipio was just as
persistent in getting me to come
and along with my husband, they
talked me into accepting the hon-
or," said Rymer.

Alan Johnson, owner of St.
John Ice Company and Island
Pure Water Company, was equally
reluctant to take center stage at
the luncheon. After coaxing from
Scipio, however, the business
owner accepted the invitation and
the recognition. Johnson continu-
ally donates water and ice to the
seniors' center and many organi-
zations across the island, Scipio
A retired VI. Police Department
officer Evans was chief of security
for former V.I. Governor Alexan-
der Farrelly. Evans was a mem-
ber of the St. Thomas Lions Club
and Masonic Lodge 356, and has
been a consistent community sup-
porter. A member of the Cathedral
Church of All Saints congregation,
Evans is president of the organiza-
tion's men's fellowship.
Years of Service
Chief payroll examiner with the
Department of Human Services,
Corbett has been employed with
the department for 20 years. Cor-
bett is an active member of the
Christchurch Methodist Church
congregation and is a member of
the Gospelaires Choir.
The pre-Thanksgiving luncheon
was a special one for St. Ursula's
- it was Scipio's birthday. Re-
tired senior volunteer at the center,
Eunice Nash, surprised center di-
rector Scipio with a fruit basket to
mark the occasion.
Lots to Be Thankful For
While the center was filled with
seniors, dignitaries were also in at-
tendance. Recently elected to her
sixth term, Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen has a lot to
be thankful for this year, she ex-

"Thank you to St. Ursula's, all
the pastors, workers and mem-
bers," said Christensen. "A special
thanks to all the honorees because
St. Ursula's couldn't provide
the services it does without your
"This year I also give thanks to
everyone who provided me with
the opportunity of a lifetime to
serve you once again as your del-
egate to congress," Christensen
Helen Francis congratulated the
honorees on behalf of St. John Ad-
ministrator Leona Smith.
"Continue reaching out and
your blessings will increase,"
Francis told the honorees.
As a special treat for the crowd,
youngsters in the St. John Head
Start program sang "Mr. Turkey"
and "I'm Thankful."
Everyone Is Welcome
"We allow everyone to take part
at the center here the very old
and the very young," said Scipio.
Everyone has a choice to be
thankful and appreciative, accord-
ing to St. Ursula's vicar Reverend
William Potter, who delivered the
main address at the luncheon.
"It is in giving that we receive,"
said Potter.
Five times a year, Scipio choos-
es the St. Ursula's Senior Citizens'
Center honorees after careful ob-
servation, he explained.
"We are happy to honor the
community members who have
done a lot of work, not only for
the seniors, but for the entire com-
munity," said Scipio. "I look at the
people in the community who give
what they can and aren't selfish."

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Four Starfish Market Employees Promoted

St. John Tradewinds
Starfish Market management
has promoted several employees
to new positions.
Edwin Hill has been promoted
to Front End Manager/Assistant
Store Manager. Prior to joining the
Starfish Market team, Hill was a
wine merchandiser with Premier
Wine & Spirits where he gained
valuable knowledge of wine and
Most recently putting his tal-
ents to work at Starfish Gourmet
& Wines, Hill will now be sharing
his enthusiasm and customer ser-
vice skills with all Starfish Market
customers in his new role.
We are also pleased to an-
nounce that Keisha Rogers has
been promoted to Store Night

Manager/Cash Room Assistant.
Rogers joined Starfish Market 11
years ago, starting as a cashier at
the original Starfish Market at the
Boulon Center.
Over the years, Rogers has tak-
en on more responsibilities, learn-
ing more of the business and most
recently served as Front End Man-
ager. Her strong ties with employ-
ees and customers makes Rogers a
great asset to Starfish Market.
Meredith Smith has been named
Assistant Deli Manager. Cus-
tomers have come to appreciate
Smith's smile and willingness to
serve. Recently, Smith took on the
added responsibilities of a Store
Closer, an important position for a
Adonna Bartlette was also pro-

moted to Store Closer. Working at
Starfish Market since 2004, Bar-
tlette has shown herself to be an
excellent and knowledgeable em-
ployee and ready to take on addi-
tional responsibilities.
"We congratulate these fine
employees for their recent promo-
tions," said Nedra Ephraim, store
manager. "We know the St. John
community will join us in wishing
them well in their new positions.
Starfish Market continues to be an
excellent place to work and shop."
Starfish Market and Starfish
Gourmet & Wines are located on
the first level of The Marketplace
in Cruz Bay, open daily until 9:00
For more information, contact
Ephraim at 779-4949.

Taxi Medallion Auction for Veterans Is Dec. 18

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Taxicab
Commission will host its annual
veteran medallion auction on St.
John at 11 a.m. on Thursday, De-
cember 18, at Boulon Center.
The auction is open to Virgin
Isands veterans of the armed ser-
vices only.
Applications are available at
the Virgin Islands Taxicab Com-
mission office during regular busi-
ness hours Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bid forms
must be deposited in the bid box
no later than 10 a.m. the day of the
Applications must be taken to
the office of Veterans Affairs for
verification of eligibility as a U.S.
Virgin Islands Veteran. Bid appli-
cants must be present at the time
of auction. Bid envelopes will be
publicly opened on the dates and

time indicated.
Any person who purchases a
medallion at action pursuant to
this subsection is prohibited from
transferring said medallion by
sale, lease or otherwise, within
three years of purchase.
Only approved buyers may pur-
chase a medallion.
Two medallions for each island
will be auctioned to approved U.S.
Virgin Islands Veterans on the fol-
lowing dates and times:
St. John Thursday, Decem-
ber 18, 11 a.m. Boulon Center
St. Thomas Wednesday,
December 17, 11 a.m. DLCA
offices Subbase.
St. Croix Friday, December
19, 11 a.m. DLCA OFFICES
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The minimum acceptable bid is
set at $20,000 for St. Thomas and
St. John, and $8,000 for St. Croix

A 10 percent down payment
of bid amount nonrefundable
deposit if the sale is not consum-
mated is required at the time of
the bid or by 3 p.m. on the same
day. The down payment must be
paid in cash, money order, certi-
fied, check, payable, to the Virgin
Islands Taxicab Commission.
The remaining balance of 90
percent must be paid in a like man-
ner within 10 days after the date of
the auction sale at which time, a
certificate of entitlement and the
medallion will be issued. If the
sale is not consummated within
the allotted 10 days, the second
highest bidder will automatically
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Any questions or requests for
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JESS JUMP Program Looking for Mentors

One hour of volunteering can make a difference in the life of a child

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
All it takes is a commitment of one hour a week to make
a difference in the life of a child.
While the Beacon School's Juvenile Mentor Program
(JUMP) at the Julius E. Sprauve School only requires one
hour a week of its participants, many devote many more
hours to the program, because it's such a worthy cause.
"It's really great to watch how quickly the kids bond and
how meaningful and fulfilling the relationship becomes for
the mentor and the student," said Brenda Dalmida, JESS
vice-principal and director of the school's Jump program.
Dalmida just took over running the program at the begin-
ning of the school year and she has already found mentors
for many interested children, she explained.
While the program is already enjoying success, Dalmida
hopes to recruit more mentors and watch the program grow
even further, the director added.
Ready for the Next Level
"It's my job to form mentoring partnerships that work for
both the student and the mentor," Dalmida said. "I really
plan to take this to the next level because I've seen the dif-
ference it has made in the lives of these kids. I'm willing to
give the time to take this program wherever it could go."
Dalmida is looking for adults who are willing to get in-
volved on a personal level, she explained.
"Patience is the biggest skill we're looking for and people
who have a real love for children," said Dalmida. "Mentors
should have a desire to make a difference, but not in a big,
broad way. They can make a difference by connecting with

"The biggest need right now is to
get some men in the program. Our
young men are in a state of crisis.
Men in law enforcement, fire fighters,
bankers any man who thinks
he has what it takes should get
Brenda Dalmida, director, JUMP Program
and JESS Assistant Principal

one child and seeing that all the way through."
Mentors can bring their own specific skills to the pro-
gram, Dalmida added.
"Mentors can do so much from job advocacy, teaching
problem solving skills, helping with homework and how to
handle peer pressure, to just listening and being there," she
said. "We basically need people who demonstrate a real tal-
ent for helping young people."
The biggest thing anyone can give, however, is time, ex-
plained Dalmida.
Time Is Essential
"Time is the most valuable commodity," she said. "Just
spending time with these kids can open up the world to
them. Some of these kids don't have a sense of what is out
there in the world and this program can give that to them."
The program is especially in need of men, the JESS

JUMP director explained.
"The biggest need right now is to get some men in the
program," said Dalmida. "Our young men are in a state of
crisis. Men in law enforcement, fire fighters, bankers any
man who thinks he has what it takes should get involved."
Adults are paired with students between grades six and
nine at JESS. The minimum commitment is meeting with
the student one day a week between 3 and 4 p.m. during the
school year, but usually the mentors take their commitment
much further, Dalmida explained.
Building Trust
Mentors and students prepare a goal sheet and outline
specific goals both academic and personal.
"The the academic goals can be easy because teachers
check in on those," said Dalmida. "But the personal goals
can be a little more challenging. That can be things like
listening to parents even though the students don't want to
listen to them, or just coming to terms with personal confi-
dence and self-esteem."
"You can't go near the personal stuff, however, until trust
has been established," Dalmida continued.
One thing Dalmida doesn't promise is that the program
is easy.
"These are kids we're talking about it's not easy," said
Dalmida. "But for people who put in the time, it's extremely
To ensure the students' safety, applicants must fill out
paperwork, provide personal information and agree to a
background check. To volunteer in the JUMP program or
for more information call Dalmida at JESS at 776-6336.

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Mingle with Visiting Glass Artist at Maho on Dec. 10

St. John Tradewinds
The Maho Bay Art Center's
glass studio is open once again
and celebrating the season with a
gallery open house on Wednesday,
December 10, from 4:30 until 8
Enjoy a glass of rum punch and
a dinner out while visiting the art
gallery. Our two full-time glass art-
ists, Gregory Lee and Mariel Bass,
are creating beautiful artwork from
hand blown recycled glass. Most
of the glass comes from Corona
beer bottles collected at Maho Bay
Camps and its sister eco-resort,
Estate Concordia Preserve.
Corona is ideal for its clear
glass, in addition to certain juice
bottles and Heineken for its unique
green for making bowls, vases,
glasses and more.
Maho Bay Art Gallery, located
next to the restaurant at the eco-
resort on North Shore Road, sells
a wide array of art created at Maho
from recycled products.
Carolyn Roust, known island-
wide for her henna designs, makes
beautiful fabric batik table runners,
wall hangings, and shoulder bags.
Unique gift items such as photo
albums and journals are created
from recycled office paper and lint
from clothes dryers. And pottery
made at Maho Bay Clay Works,
owned and operated by Gail Van
de Bogurt, includes Saki bottles,
mugs, bowls and pendants which
all make perfect handmade gifts.
As part of the Maho Bay Visit-
ing Artist program, Deborah Adler
from UrbanGlass in New York
will be in residence at the eco-
resort. She studied at The Studio

A variety of glass-blown art is available at the center.

of the Corning Museum of Glass,
Penland School of Crafts, and
Pilchuck Glass School.
In 2002 Adler settled in Brook-
lyn, New York, where she began
creating her work in the studios of
UrbanGlass. It was at UrbanGlass
where she developed her unique

St. John Historical Society Meeting

Scheduled for December 9

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Historical Society will host its second meeting of
the new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall, at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday evening, December 9, which will feature the Dohm fam-
ily albums memories of Red Hook and St. John.
December Activity
St. John Historical Society members invite residents to join
them on a visit to the cornerstones of the community the Mora-
vian and Lutheran Churches, on Saturday, December 13, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church property in Estate
Pastory. The group will then car-pool to Cruz Bay for a behind-
the-scenes glimpse of the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Rudolph "Pimpy" Thomas and Melville Samuel will lead the
Bethany tour and Elroy Sprauve will lead the tour of the Nazareth
Lutheran Church. Non-members are welcome, and are invited to
join the society members for a full season of interesting programs
and the society's information packed monthly newsletter.

and recognizable line of jewelry
and sculpture.
Come meet Adler and the Maho
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St. John Artist Debuts 3-D Work at AASJ Gallery on December 5

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Observing Karen Mandel-
baum's three-dimensional stained-
glass art is a little like peering di-
rectly into the artist's mind.
"I think of my images as be-
ing slightly fairy tale they are
like some sort of fantasy place that
exists in my head," Mandelbaum
said, admitting her work may be
closer along the lines of Grimm
fairy tales than the more light-
hearted classics. "It is pretty art,
but it is really not pretty art. To be
honest, there is something that is
slightly scary about my art."
The artist said most of her work
deals with the dark places in her
mind not because she is a de-
pressed person, but because she
finds that kind of emotional depth
more interesting and easily relat-
able to others.
"One of the reasons I deal with
the darker side of emotions is be-
cause I think it is a universal thing
that every one experiences," Man-
delbaum said.
The St. John artist said her work
relates to the periods of transition
people must deal with in real life.
She talked about how life is cycli-
cal and constantly changing and
how people must go through peri-
ods of good and bad.
Periods of Transition
But it is during the bad times
- what the artist dubs as "periods
of transition" when people are
able to change, grow and emerge
slightly better off than before,
Mandelbaum explained.
"My art deals with that transition
time because I think when people

hit those bad periods in their life,
that is the time people need to re-
alize that there is a transition tak-
ing place," she said. "That is the
time when people need to see that
change is possible."
Today, Mandelbaum predomi-
nately works with glass, com-
bining stained-glass and mosaic
techniques to create truly unique
Her pieces stand apart from or-
dinary stained-glass art because
she has developed a three-dimen-
sional style reminiscent of diora-
mas, enabling her colorful and
sometimes Gothic works to dis-
play different images on each side.
Lately, Mandelbaum has also been
working with watercolors, captur-
ing a similar quality as can be seen
in her stained glass work.
St. John residents and visi-
tors will have the chance to get a
glimpse of her distinctive artwork
for the first time this week. Man-
delbaum is the St. John Artists'
Association's featured artist this
month. The show opens Friday,
December 5, in the association's
Lumberyard gallery from 6 to 8
p.m. and will run throughout the
"This is the first time I am really
presenting myself on St. John -
this is why I am doing the show -
to present what I do to St. John,"
she said.
From NYC to St. John
Mandelbaum, a New York na-
tive, attended Temple University's
Tyler School of Art in Philadel-
phia, majoring in sculpture, glass
and film. She moved to Manhattan
in 1979 and discovered St. John

A watercolor by artist Karen Mandelbaum

just two years later when she and
her sister were painting murals on
St. Maarten.
Soon afterward, Mandelbaum
bought land and built a house on
St. John along with her mother and
sister. While the artist has been
coming to St. John regularly since
then, she gave up her Manhattan
residence in 2005 to move to St.
John permanently.
If you ask the artist where she
calls home New York or St.
John she will say both. New
York is where she was born and
raised, but St. John has become
her home. And both places have

left their mark on her artwork -
where the natural beauty of St.
John and the man-made cityscapes
of New York have become sources
of inspiration.
"I think St. John has always in-
spired my art," Mandelbaum said.
"I was always very fascinated with
the vegetation on St. John the
way nature here has taken over."
Combining Traditions
But throughout her life, Man-
delbaum has mixed up art tradi-
tions from different cultures to
create her inimitable work. She
studied under and assisted the late
Italo Scanga, and she was greatly

"Glass by its very
nature is very archi-
tectural. My art has
always been a combi-
nation of architecture
and nature and the
nature part has really
developed since com-
ing to St. John."
Karen Mandelbaum

influenced by Italian art and archi-
tecture when she studied in Rome
during her third year of college.
The artist and her sister started a
wholesale jewelry company called
"Island Magic" which integrated
mythology and symbolism to cre-
ate costume jewelry. Renowned
publications from People maga-
zine to the New York Times even
featured stories about the sisters'
thriving business that found its
niche in the fashion world.
Over the last decade, however,
Mandelbaum has returned to her
fine-arts background. Today, the
sculptor integrates images of St.
John the water, the out-of-con-
trol plant life into her stained-
glass work.
"Glass by its very nature is
very architectural," Mandelbaum
said. "My art has always been a
combination of architecture and
nature and the nature part has
really developed since coming to
St. John."
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"Crackin' deh Nut" Back by Popular

Demand Show Premiers Friday

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Back by popular demand,
Epiphany Theater Company's
popular holiday show "Crackin'
deh Nut," kicks off this week-
end at the St. John School of the
"It was probably the most pop-
ular show we've ever done," said
Epiphany director Paul Devine.
"We sold out all six performances
last year."
Written, produced and directed
by Epiphany members for the
first time ever the show was
inspired by the traditional holiday
classic "The Nutcracker." Instead
of following "The Nutcracker"
script directly, however, Epipha-
ny members gave the show a dis-
tinctly Caribbean flair.
"The show follows the story
line of the traditional Christmas
story with a young girl who goes
into a dream state and meets her
spirit guide," said Devine. "In
our story though, the main char-
acter is named Marie and her
spirit guide shows her the past

and introduces her to cultures of
the world."
"Crackin' deh Nut" includes
a huge cast and includes dances
and music from around the world,
Devine added.
"Through this world tour the
audience sees dancing and music
from different cultures," he said.
"There is African dance, Caribbe-
an, Latin, Tap, Asian, Electronic
and Ballet. We have more than 30
cast members in the show."
While the audience last year
loved the show, the cast members
-many of whom are St. John
School of the Arts students en-
joyed being able to show off their
hard work, Devine explained.
"It allows the St. John School
of the Arts children to show their
talents and we're working closely
with the art school," he said. "It's
great for them and it's great for
Zoya Otto plays the lead this
year as the young girl Marie.
Most of the other roles are filled,
but the theater company still
needs a local man and a local

woman to play the parents of the
lead. The role does not require
much memorization as there is
little dialogue, Devine added.
"The roles are very simple,
it is just basically about a stage
presence," he said.
Don't miss "Crackin' deh
Nut," at St. John School of the
Arts Friday, December 5, Sunday,
December 7, Friday, December
12, Saturday, December 13, and
Sunday, December 14. All shows
start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets,
available at the door, are $20.
Epiphany Theater Company,
which was formed in 2001, is
looking for new members. Any-
one who is interested in the arts,
technical, acting, directing, light-
ing, sound, or costuming is wel-
come to join. There is no fee and
theater group members meet only
once a month.
"We just need some new
blood," said Devine.
To join, or to take on the role of
Marie's parents in "Crackin' deh
Nut," call Devine at 514-6615 or
Cynthia Smith at 513-0514.

Cap'n Fatty Releases New Book

Book Cover

St. John Tradewinds
Long time Caribbean writer and sailor Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
has released his fourth marine-related book, "Cap'n Fatty's Cruis-
ing World Yams."
"I've been writing for the magazine almost a decade now," said
Fatty, who is Cruising World's editor-at-large. "And suddenly I
realized how many great stories I had accumulated over the years.
My wife Carolyn and I printed them out and culled the best and we
were startled to see that we had more than enough for a book."
"So we figured why not," said Fatty.
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Matt Wigler, at left, and Tyler Lindsay, at right, will perform on St. John December 6.

Top Talent Slated for Music Festival

St. John Tradewinds
Steve Simon will present the fourth annual St. John
Christmas Music Festival and Children's Parade on
Saturday, December 6, in Cruz Bay. A glorious night
of free concerts under the stars at Winston Wells ball
field will follow the 6 p.m. parade.
Diva Maryel Epps
Back by very popular demand, 'The Diva of all Di-
vas' Ms. Maryel Epps will be headlining this year's
concert. An internationally acclaimed singer, song-
writer and actress, Epps is recognized as one of the
most exciting gospel-inspired Jazz divas in the world
Epps originated her famous Gospel Brunch at Lo-
la's Restaurant in New York and from there her career
took off. Today, Epps tours the world with her high
energy Jazz that is rooted in gospel, "the good news
music," as she so fondly says.
The singer has performed with the greats such
as Billy Taylor, Chaka Khan, Clark Terry, Dizzy
Gillespe, David Lee Roth, David Bowie, Nile Rogers,
and Patti Labelle. One of her musical dreams came
true having opened for Prince at his club Glam Slam
on South Beach just a few years ago.
Love City's own world renowned Jazz band, The
Jazz Islanders featuring Joe Ramsey on sax, Dale
Harrigan on trumpet, Rhett Simmonds on bass, Leon
Joyce, Jr. on drums and Steve Simon on clarinet will
be backing up Epps.
Matt Wigler
Matt Wigler has appeared on stage with many fa-
mous blues musicians including, Deanna Bogart,
Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro, Bobby Rush,
Tab Benoit, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed and the
Blues Imperials, and Sir Mack Rice.
His debut CD, "XIII," released June 2007, was pro-
duced by great blues pianist Deanna Bogart.
"Whether Matt's jamming on the Blues Cruise, be-
ing invited on stage with great musicians, or at home
listening to those who came before, it's the love and
respect for music that truly propels him along," said
Wigler has played at many venues including the
State Theatre in Virginia, the 8x10 Club in Baltimore,
the Columbia Festival of the Arts, Artscape, the Ches-
apeake Bay Blues Festival, the DC Blues Festival,

Diva Maryel Epps

and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
Tyler Lindsay
Tyler Lindsay, 13, began playing trumpet and piano
at age three and viola at age four. He began perform-
ing when he was six years old with his parents at the
International Baptist Church in Honolulu, HI.
Lindsay discovered his love for jazz when he was
seven and began studyingjazz with Dave Adams when
he joined the "Young Razzcals Jazz Project" at age
nine in November, 2004. He has won the award for
outstanding trumpet performance in the high school
division four years in a row, from 2004 to 2008, at the
Tri-state Jazz Festival at James Madison University.
Lindsay was featured at the Richie Cole concert in
Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times Dispatch
review of the Cole concert referred to Tyler as a "pre-
teen dynamo."
In January 2006 Lindsay performed at the IAJE
Jazz Masters Concert with John Faddis, Chick Corea,
Jimmy Heath, Paquito D'Rivera, Slide Hampton, and
James Moody. He appeared at the Telluride Jazz Cel-
ebration in August 2006, in Telluride, Colorado.
In addition to performing with the Young Razzcals
Jazz Project, Tyler performs regularly with his brother
Ryan (age nine), sister, Christina (age six) and parents
in their group "The Lindsay Family."

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I C Adot An Amal T oment

I C Adopt An Animal Today! I

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Very often animal shelters are filled with won-
derful animals in need of a home and it is no dif-
ferent at the ACC.
As the economic condition worsens in the
mainland reports say that pets are the first to go.
People say that they can no longer care for them.
For many people this simply does not com-
pute. Dogs and cats become a major part of fami-
lies and contribute to one's overall well-being.
Scientists have researched this subject and have
found that having a pet adds a deeper quality of
life to human beings.
The reason why? Pets know how to love un-
conditionally. No matter what is done to them
- there they are looking up and seeking ap-
proval and acceptance.
Most animal "failures" can be attributed to the
owners. Owners expect cats and dogs to think,
and behave as humans do. Then they punish the
pet for not understanding or following expecta-
This is where people are greatly mistaken.
There is so much literature out there nowadays
that clearly helps a pet owner understand the
world of animals and how they communicate.
When owners don't understand this, they fail
their pets and say that they are "bad." There are
no bad pets -just ignorant pet owners.
Consequently, shelters are full of wonder-
ful pets that have not had the opportunity to be
the best that they can be! Many times, shelters
receive dogs that have been brought in because
people say they have behavioral problems. They
are considered "bad dogs."
Within a very short time, with the proper train-
ing and adequate attention, they turn into the
most wonderful dogs.
What all of this means is that human beings
need to look at themselves their interactions
with animals and change in order for humans to
be successful in training their pets.
Once again, pets have many valuable lessons
for people if they are paid attention to. They will
reflect back to their owners the kind of commit-
ment the owner is capable of having; whether one
is patient and kind; their sense of compassion and
understanding to others; their loyalty and respect
for life.
Sadly, people too often fail to listen or see that
it is often their own short-comings that create the
failures experienced with their pets.
The following is a poem that demonstrates
shortcomings in too quickly giving up pets to
IAdopted Your Dog Today
The one you left at the pound.
The one you had for seven years,
and no longer wanted around

I Adopted Your Dog Today
Do you know he's lost weight?
Do you know he's scared and depressed, and
has lost all his faith?
I Adopted Your Dog Today
He had fleas and a cold,
but don't worry none,
You've unburdened your load.
I Adopted Your Dog Today
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies
Or was there no reason he couldn' t stay?
I Adopted Your Dog Today
He doesn't play or eat much.
He's very depressed, but he will learn again
to trust.
I Adopted Your Dog Today
And here he will stay.
He's found his forever home,
and a warm bed on which to lay.
I Adopted Your Dog Today
And I will give him all that he could need.
Patience, love, security, and understanding,
hopefully he will forget your selfish deed.
I Adopted Your Dog Today

Please consider adopting an ACC shelter dog
today. There are many wonderful dogs just wait-
ing for a chance to become your best friend and
have a loving home for Christmas.
Christmas for the Animals Soon Come!
Christmas for the Animals planning is in full
gear and promises to be another wonderful event!
It is this Friday, December 5, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. at the beautiful and spacious Tango Mare,
offering 180-degree ocean views over Hart Bay.
A Roaring 1920s theme has been planned and
promises lots of surprises. Guests are encouraged
to dress in the spirit of the Roaring 20s or is-
land fancy and join the party. There will be
feathers and headbands, boas and pearls available
for sale to add to the fun!
The best and most generous chefs across the
island, as well as guest bartenders at the "Bul-
lets and Bubbles" bar will tempt taste buds, while
music from the 1920s will get feet tapping. Great
food and drinks, fun music, "cigar girls," valu-
able raffles and costume contests are all included.
Raffle tickets for many great prizes are being sold
as well.
The annual event raises much-needed funds
for the St. John ACC, a non-profit organization
that cares for the islands homeless animals and
educates the community about proper pet care.
Tickets are available for a $100 donation to the
ACC and can be purchased at Chelsea Drugstore,
St. John Hardware, Connections, the Mail Center,
all ACC board members and the St. John Animal
Care Center. For more information, please call
the ACC at 774-1625.

L I I I I I I i - I I ii

"What MaLinda Media has done for St.
John, we'll be doing for St. Thomas.
The more I worked on it, the more I saw
the sense of community on St. Thomas,
which you don't normally see from
St. John. It really brings St. Thomas
together as a community."
MaLinda Nelson, publisher
St John Magazine and St Thomas Magazine


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Artwork Courtesy of MaLinda Media

Page 112 of Fall/Winter 2008 St. John Magazine

Third Editon of St. John Magazine

Continued from Page 3
to do showcase the best aspects
of the island which aren't neces-
sarily visible on the surface. It's
very much a reflection of how I
see what's special about the com-
munity, about relationships and
experiences I've had here for the
last decade."
Nelson had the opportunity to
discuss St. John Magazine, and
also to announce her newest ven-
ture, St. Thomas Magazine, on
the Addie Ottley radio show on
Wednesday morning, November
Look Out for St. Thomas
Magazine Next
"He called me and congratu-
lated me on the third edition and
said he thought it was just fantas-
tic," said Nelson. "I had a fun time
talking to him on his show, and I
got to let St. Thomas know that St.
Thomas Magazine is coming. I'll
be on his television show, Face to

Face, when that magazine comes
St. Thomas Magazine is expect-
ed on newsstands in early 2009,
Nelson added.
"What MaLinda Media has
done for St. John, we'll be doing
for St. Thomas," she said. "The
more I worked on it, the more I
saw the sense of community on
St. Thomas, which you don't nor-
mally see from St. John. It really
brings St. Thomas together as a
Nelson thanked everyone who
helped the third edition of St. John
Magazine come together.
"I just want to say a huge thank
you to my advertisers who make
it all possible," she said. "With-
out their support, MaLinda Media
would not be able to showcase St.
John the way it deserves."
For more information on Ma-
Linda Media and its publications,
visit www.malindamediallc.com.

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The Difference between capitalism and commu-
nism -
1) Economics:
Communism first nationalized, then devastated, in
capitalism it is the other way around.

In a little village named Coral Bay
Dan and Marla came to play.
Then, they set up shop
and decided to stay.

Their store had a door
with jingle bells,
and inside were gifts
made by little elves.

Now, these hard-working elves
were not the human kind,
but little elf machines
all stitching in time.

They played like an orchestra
singing colorful notes,
and stitching their colors
all over gift totes.

T-shirts and hats
and island attire,
all that a tourist
could ever desire!

Now, who was the conductor
of this operation?
But the quiet, kind Dan
of the computer generation.

Dan seemed shy at first glance,
but with a twinkle in his eye,
loved to share stories
to all who passed by.

Now, the elves all worked wonders
under Dan's skillful command,
they made hats and t-shirts
for all of the land.

They were known far and wide
for their colorful work,
then Marla would pack them all,
and then, with a jerk,
she would pile them high
into her purple sleigh,
and would deliver them to businesses

2) Labor relations:
In capitalism, there is exploitation of one man
by the other man. In socialism, it is the other way
Submitted by
Z. Hruza

who would gladly pay,
for the beautiful designs
made right here in Coral Bay.

At five o'clock,
when the elves' work was done,
Dan and Marla would stop
to enjoy the setting sun.

On their outdoor porch
their friends would come
to share stores and good cheer
until the day was done.

On Sundays
the elves would take a rest,
and Dan and Marla
did what Dan loved best.

His little ship
would leave the bay
and Dan and Marla
were on their way.

To their favorite spot
named Water Creek
to relax and rest
from the previous week.

Their little ship
was a delight to see;
she provided much happiness
and serenity.

At the end of the day,
back she would come,
proudly flying her flags
and tooting her horn.

Saying, "I'm back,"
"Here I come,"
"This is where I will be,
on my Coral Bay mooring,
I'm Dan and Marla's

With love,
Robin and Rick Gallup and Kiwi

Homicide: 3
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Shootings: 2
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Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
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7:30 p.m. Fridays;
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Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

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Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
an then 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and then 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m


Leaves Cruz Bay (weekdays)
7:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekdays)
9 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

Leaves Cruz Bay (weekends)
11:15 a.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekends)
1 p.m.


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Game 1: Rams 33 Patriots 22
The first game of the championship series
proved to be very competitive. Both teams trades
scores with the Rams leading by 13-7 going into
the second half. The second period showed both
teams opening up on offense as the Patriots took
the lead mid-way into the second half 22-19. The
Rams stepped up and wouldn't allow any more
points while putting two more TDs on the board
and taking the game. Ram's quarterback Justin
Doran tossed four 6-pointers to three different re-
ceivers while the always steady Patriots quarter-
back Nick Lopez pitched 3 TDs, all to his favorite
receiver Weston Patrie.

Game 2: Raiders 53 Packers 20
It was all Raiders in this contest but the never-
say-die Packers fought hard right up to the end.
A huge day for Raiders quarterback Aspen Moore
who threw eight TD passes, six to Able Phillips.
The first Packer's score was a thing of beauty as
Sam Wessinger caught a pass deep into Raiders
territory and spun and weaved for the score. Mar-

quis Pilgrim and Travis Dalmida added scores for
the Packers while Ian Coyle and Tomas' delOlmo
each chipped in with TD catches for the Raiders.

Championship Game: Raiders 26 Rams 19
The Raiders were able to squeak out a well-de-
served victory and wound up league champions!
In one of the most exciting games played all year,
both teams played even throughout the game with
the Rams having a narrow 19-13 lead going into
the second half. The Raiders were able to come
right back and tied the score early into the second
half. The score remained 19-19 but the Raiders
were able to score again at the 7 minute mark.
Kai Merten was the receiver of choice in this
game as he grabbed three Aspen Moore passes for
scores. Able Phillips added another for the Raid-
ers. The game went back and forth and with just
seconds left, the Rams intercepted but were not
able to get off a play as time ran out. The Raiders
stepped up on defense and held the Rams to no
scores in the second half.
Raiders are the 2008 Fall League Champions!

St. John Police Report

Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

Friday, November 21 8:45 a.m. An Estate Pastory 8:25 p.m. A visitor from
2:35 p.m. An Estate Susan- resident c/requesting police as- Connecticut c/r that the Sunset
naberg resident p/r that some- sistance with a vagrant. Police Ridge villa they were staying in
one stole a dinghy which was assistance, was burglarized while they were
in his possession. Unauthorized Monday, November 24 there. Burglary in the second.
use of vehicle. 1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r 9:15 p.m. A visitor r/ his
2:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that that someone broke his vehi- villa at Sunset Ridge was bro-
she needs assistance in obtain- cle windshield. Destruction of ken into. Burglary in the third.
ing a check from her former property. 10:40 p.m. A visitor r/ his
employer. Police assistance. 5:45 p.m. A resident p/r that Sunset Ridge villa was broken
3:40 p.m. VIPD Sgt. Brown someone came into his apart- into while he was out. Burglary
came into contact with a male ment and stole his camera, in the third.
who fell down in front of Dol- Tuesday, November 25 Thursday, November 27
phin Market. Police assistance. 11:10 a.m. A citizen p/r an 9:45 a.m. An Estate Grun-
Saturday, November 22 auto accident in the area of the wald resident c/requesting po-
9:43 a.m. -An Estate Choco- Lime Inn with two vehicles, lice assistance with a tenant.
late Hole resident p/r that she Auto accident. Police assistance.
was threatened and disturbed by 4:45 p.m. -An Estate Choco- 9:15 p.m. A citizen p/r an
a Hispanic female. Disturbance late Hole resident p/r that said auto accident. Auto accident.
of the peace. property was broken into and Friday, November 28
8:25 p.m. A visitor p/r that the suspect left several notes 9:15 a.m. Management at
his villa in Great Cruz Bay was for her to vacate the premises. Joe's Diner c/requesting police
broken into. Burglary in the Burglary in the third, assistance in removing a mental
second. 6:00 p.m. A Great Cruz Bay patient from said business. Po-
Sunday, November 23 resident c/r that an unknown lice assistance.
1:40 a.m. A citizen r/ a dis- male tried to steal a dinghy from 10:00 a.m. A citizen c/r an
turbance at W&W Fast food in said area. Attempted grand lar- accident in the area of the barge
Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the ceny. dock in Enighed. Auto acci-
peace. Wednesday, November 26 dent.

American Legion Youth Co-Ed

Flag Football Weekly Scores

AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at
Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran
Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay.

Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic
table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Community Calendar

St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profi t events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call 776-
6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Monday, December 1
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove announced that December 1 is deadline for boat-
ers to remove all personal storm-mooring gear from Hurricane
Hole on St. John.
Tuesday, December 2
The St. John Chapter of the St. John/St. Thomas Chambe of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting after rescheduling
from last week due to the power outage on Tuesday, December
2, at St. Ursula's multipurpose center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mem-
bers will get updates on various initiatives.
Wednesday, December 3
The St. John AARP Chapter meeting will be hosted on Wednes-
day, December 3, at 5 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas in the
Coral Bay Conference Room.
Friday, December 5
The "Christmas for the Animals" fundraiser will be on Friday,
December 5, and tickets are available in advance at Chelsea Drug
Store, St. John Hardware and the Mail Center, as well as direct
from ACC Board Members.
Friday, December 5
Karen Mandelbaum is the St. John Artists' Association's fea-
tured artist this month. The show opens Friday, December 5, in
the association's Lumberyard gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. and will run
throughout the month.
Friday, December 5
Don't miss "Crackin' deh Nut," at St. John School of the Arts
Friday, December 5, Sunday, December 7, Friday, December 12,
Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14. All shows
start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets, available at the door, are $20.
Saturday, December 6
On Saturday, December 6, the community can get in the spirit of
the season at the 4th Annual St. John Christmas Music Festival and
help school children get to Washington, D.C. at the same time.
Tuesday, December 9
The St. John Historical Society will host its second meeting of
the new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall, at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday evening, December 9, which and will feature the Dohm
family albums memories of Red Hook and St. John.
Friday, December 12
The Love City Pan Dragons will perform their second annual
holiday concert on Friday, December 12 at the Westin Resort at 7
p.m. Donations are adults $10, children $5.
Thursday, December 18
The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission will host its annual vet-
eran medallion auction on St. John at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Decem-
ber 18 at Boulon Center.

22 St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing water-
sports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

Animal Care Center
(ACC) has 1 immedi-
ate opening for employ-
ment: Kennel Technician
for dogs part time -5
mornings a week. This
is a hands on position.
Working with the shel-
ter dogs, applicants must
be dependable, responsi-
bile, and love dogs. Do
you like dogs? Do you
like to exercise and can't
afford to go to the gym?
Then come over and be a
dog walker. We are des-
perately in need of dog
walkers in the mornings
and in the evenings. If
interested come on over
or call 774-1625 and
talk to shelter manager
Connie Joeseph. "Please
help us care."

Super panoramic BVI to
St. Croix view from this
3/4 acre lot. Prominent
ridge building sight offers
unmatchable views. High,
cool, peaceful, unspoiled,
ocean sunrise, moonrise,
afternoon shade, large trees.
$475,000 pre-listing price
firm with owner financing
possible. 643-6772

I build highly qualified
Big Wood homes, decks,
additions, remodeling -
Have model to view.
Want one? John
Littlechild (340) 693-5772

St John Eye Care
boulon center


$79 Single Vision
$109 Bifocals

Dr. Craig Friedenberg


Satellite services from
Dish Network &
Hughesnet. Always on.
There when you need it.
340 779 4001

Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574

60 years experience,
all types of repair to
custom builds and
fabrication. Also engine
and trans replacement.
Great stateside parts
Call 776-3455

Classic Canvas
Many Colors.

Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Efficiency Gift Hill
w/d $800.00
Coral Bay House
One bedroom/w/d

2 BD/2 BA- one of the
best fully furnished luxury
apartments on Gift Hill.
Outstanding attention to
detail. $3,000/mo + utilities.
Call 340-690-6049

Gift Hill house, furnished,
cable, wifi, w/d. Upstairs
2 bd/1 ba, $2800. Main
level 2 master bedrooms,
$3200 + electric.

(2) 2 bedroom, 2 baths.
All appliances, A/C, W/D,
furnished or un-furnished.
First, last and security.
Call 775-7561.

3 BR/2 BA home with
W/D on Bordeaux Mt.,
ocean view. Asking $3K
Call Ron at 340-513-9025

Long term lease
3 Bed/3 Bath island
home, situated atop
Bordeaux Mtn.
Available January 1.
$2,500 + utilities.
Call 732-222-0676
for appt. to view; email:

Short Term
Johns Folly Beautiful
1 BR masonry home.
Ocean views, complete
privacy, well equipped,
W/D. $1200/week
(518) 251-9989




Snarketp ace

Office Space with
Full Generator
From 181 to 980 sq. ft.


Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Call Barbara at 776-6455

Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

Cruz Bay Offices
Reasonable Rates, Bright,
secure building, Ample
parking, First Month Free

Award-winning restaurant
business on St. John
available. Turnkey
operation, fully equipped,
water views, good lease.
$350,000. Principals only.
www. stoneterrace.com

Brand New Office
& Retail Space

Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal
spaces remaining for office,
retail, deli/coffee/cafe
Ample Parking, Generator,
Fall Occupancy
Call #732-489-3264 /

4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sun roof,
135k, runs great! PRICE
REDUCED! $7,900.

Yellow, hardtop, extended
length, 4x4, A/C, CD player,
hardly driven with very low
mileage.$19,500.00 or OBO
(860) 912-3718

4-door, automatic, 4WD,
low mileage, pewter color,
radio/cassette player.
$4,500.00 or OBO
Call 340-776-6496

e Retail e Soae.

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call


The St. John CZM Committee will meet on Friday,
December 12, 2008, at 12:00 p.m. at the
Conference Room of the Legislature Building, Estate
Enighed, St. John Virgin Islands.

Item on the Agenda includes request for
reconsideration of special condition no. 17 of Major
CZM Land Permit No. CZJ-1-08(L)/First American
Development Group / Carib Limited Partnership
(a.k.a. Pond Bay Club) located at Parcel Nos. 126,
272, 488D, 488E and 488F, Estate Chocolate Hole,
No. 11, Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John, Virgin Islands.

Plans for the proposed project are on file for review
by appointment at the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources, Division of CZM, CEK Airport,
Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas, V.I., (340)
774-3320 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. As
this is a decision meeting, no oral testimony will be
taken. Signed written testimony concerning the
request for reconsideration may be submitted prior
to the decision meeting.

Shipping Container: 20 foot Corten steel shipping con-
tainer, dimensions 8 ft X 10 ft X 20 ft, mint condition,
purchased brand new and used only for storage while we
built our home. Contact Alyce Jordon, 776-6568
or email alycejordon@hotmail.com


Nick 771-3737

St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008 23

St. John Artist

Debuts 3-D Work

Continued from Page 13
Lost Art Studio
Since becoming a permanent resident
of St. John, Mandelbaum has worked out
of her in-house studio, "Lost Art Studio,"
where she has concentrated on building a
new collection of artwork.
The sculptor said her studio's name refers
to both the remoteness of the island com-
pared to New York and to the glass medium
being a bit of a lost art.
"I felt that I needed to concentrate on get-
ting a body of work together that was less
New York and more St. John," she said, add-
ing that she has not yet showcased her work
on the island. "I have kind of retreated in a
way so I could concentrate on building this
new body of work."
Growth From the Unknown
Mandelbaum will feature a number of
works from her collection this month. One
of her largest pieces, a nine-foot, six-inch
tall stained-glass cabinet which operates as
a light box, contains Gothic elements within
its colorful scenes.
"Again, it is kind of about transition,"
Mandelbaum said. "The top part is the void
- that unknown and the bottom features
growth coming up from below."
"It is about a time period in my life -
maybe in everybody's life where transi-
tion occurs," she added.
The artist's "Safe Passage," another

A detail of one of the artist's
three-dimensional stained glass.
stained-glass three-dimensional work that
will be featured in the show, is a free-stand-
ing piece that emanates the feelings and
inspiration the artist has also derived from
the island. She will also showcase a series
of 24 watercolor and ink paintings she has
recently created.


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Business Directory

Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

A/C & Refrigeration
Charlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration
Sales, Service & Installation
tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)

Coral Bay Design Buidl

Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

Most Convenient Bank in the V.I.
Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881

No Monthly Fees
Marketplace Branch, 340-776-6552

The Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
tel. 776-0774 Hair, nails, massage,
waxing, villa services and more.

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Breckinridge Custom Homes
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures

tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture

Dolphin Market
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center

St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome

St. John Eye Care 779-2020
Complete eye care, 27 years serving
Virgin Islanders, Dr. Craig Friedenberg

Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com

Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info @americanparadise.com

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831

John Foster Real Estate
tel/fax 774-3939
Located on Caneel Hill

John McCann & Associates
1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
sold@ ateamsanmartin.com

St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831

Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350

Concordia Cafe
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831

Morgan's Mango
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831

Skinny Legs
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"

Jolly Dog
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay

The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access

BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831

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Excellent business opportunity. Well established res-
taurant and mini- golf course. Breath taking views of Pills-
bury sound and St Thomas from dining terrace, no better
place to enjoy a good meal and view the sunset. Zoned
B-2 which allows a multitude of commercial uses; ie retail,
hotel,condos,apts., plenty of room for any of these uses
on this 1.11 acre parcel.Adjacent 1 acre B-2 parcel avail-
able. Just Reduced to $3,900,000

Spectacular view location for variety of B-2 uses.
Hotel, condo, retail, offices, or a combination of all suits
this one of a kind lot. Owner has plans for condo/hotel
development, with feasibility study and preliminary plans.
Zoning allows for 80 persons per acre, for a multi-story de-
velopment. Panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound and West
to St. Thomas, and south to St Croix. Minutes from Cruz
Bay. Just Reduced to $2,800,000

Waterfront lot located on Chocolate Hole Pond. Easily accessible lot with gentle slope to waters edge, easy build..
Located a stones throw away from the planned prestigious high end Pond Bay Club Development. This quiet residential
neighborhood has great breezes and deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach. $475,000

Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for
easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division.

Spectacular view from this 1/2 acre + Fortsberg lot(s). Moderate grade, with sweeping views of East End,Tortola, and
Coral Bay. Easy access off main sub-division road. Priced to sell at $350,000. Adjacent 1/2 acre lot also available for
joining parcels together to make a very private 1 acre + lot for Just $700,000.


(340 a7-33 fa ww*siraett o tl (30 774393

anagea raw qUWe PS A
Button" describes this cottage
perfecly. Fronled by a white
picket fence, this cozy ludio
home has all new cabinets,
furniture, bath, pain pumps,
etc. Includes 196 Jeep Wag-
oneer and fumiture. Lst price
is below appraisal. The flat lot
is a gardener's delight Walk to
Reef Bay Beach. A steal at

Suasa tueno rnjoy spec-
tacular panoramic views from
Bordeaux Mt, looking up the Sir
Francis Drake Channel to the
BM, Sandy Spit, Tortoda, virgin
Gorda, Norman island, and
beyond. Just complsled 4
bedroom masonry home fea-
tures native stonewo~k, air con-
dilioning, pool, cntral location
and beautiful sun ses and
moon rises. $1,B90,000

-tWlSaWo oupfP rinV s ainea
water views from this 3
bedroom watedront home in
Great Cruz Bay Features
indude nalive stonework, large
pool deck with gazebo,
masonry construction, air com-
ditioning, water views from
every room aid pool, deeded
rights to beach and dinghy
landing Recently refurbished

a lat knoll in Estate Bethany just above Sunset Ridge, This property has breathtaking views from
he south shore to the Durloe Cays, including St. Croix, Puerto Ric and St. Tomas Topographical
map, Engineering, historical, environmental, archeological studies etc. for a small resort have been
done. Currently property has 6 small income producing rental units. Call for information
"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Reduced Business Zoned (B-3) Property. Excellent long term
investien. .43 Acres conveniently located between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, on the way to
Ihe many rental villas on St. John's South Shore, and abutting the now under construction, fully
Leased office building and Guinea Grove Apartments. Zoing Laws allow for 3 series, & commercial
and residential combined. Preliminary use plan available. Call Islandia for more information. $485,

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St. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix

SADIE SEA Wonderful oppor-
tunity to own and operate an estab- ytlCy-
lished charter boat. Currently doing -
half and full day snorkel/sight-seeing
trips and NPS Reef Bay hike return
trips to Cruz Bay. $100,000

FISH BAY Private and se-
cluded setting, two large decks
overlooking Fish Bay and the Ca-
ribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two
bath villa, comfortably sleeps up
to 12, breathtaking views of Fish
Bay! Currently in rental program.

S; R-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay,
mature rolling hills, knoll tops
and sunset views over St. Thomas.
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
GRUNWALD- Handyman' Several .25 to .50 acre parcels with
Special! Live there while you water views starting at $295K
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000

Contact us at Crucian Properties
772-4182 for St. Croix listings!

IS A D A364P )1

acre of easily accessible
land located just a few

The moderately elevated
terrain allows for nice
views and an easy build.
All reasonable offers will
be considered...................
............ Listing Price 135k

BORDEAUX LAND -HUGE VIEWS! A .56 acre lot with panoramic views of the BVI chain,
Coral Bay, and the East End of St. John. Feature such as a flat building site, mature trees, cool
breeze, and quiet Bordeaux Mountain neighborhood make this the perfect spot to build your
dream hom e ................................................................. ......................Priced to sell at 380K

Contact Richard Baranowski340-690-1176 richard_baranowski@yahoo.com

26 St. John Tradewinds, December 1-7, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.



2ba w: loft br.'ba PLUS a fan- naculha year fuund sunci T'Ihsp pnprlar thr. 11ih vacaLinO
plastic Ibr. Iba unil. Close to warer views looking direcily rVrL] villa winh rnarT Cnrib-
ltwn I y4 private and tccluded over to St. Thomas. Zoned bran l.ai; buaxis 'a*SL mulci
IlcaIuliful paruiumsaTic sU Ls!L R-4. thi1 properLy has plans Ievel decks and an inviting
Caribbean waiLr views io Si. and elpired perinl foir A I$ pool coupled with panoramic
Thomas with very impressive Moil c unduoa in urn dcclup. In-uew over KRCendervo u 1lyv
rental history. 31,4?5,000. ment project. 52,750~. 00. An alma4i4 pti~; at $959,000.

4.5 BA villa exceplianally villa in Virgin Grand.
fCrnishCd will large pool Includes the highest qual ty
and P jcaw:4d )LIM NrVS away frii csh vhc'd Cexpect
a from a s1MLudcd Whinl thisI multi-million dollar
sandy hbach. $6,000,000. neighborhood. $2,199,999.
AWESOME 2hr. 2ha cn Nxi4c wilh WvalL n' glla caapLurTng huge C(Trbbcin view- ... 1,175.000.
TWO HOMES neariFng complti on. A 2br. 2ba and br. ]b Coiin~a. HEn$' views. Juis $195.000,
BONUS l PrivaIL well maintained home in Coral Bay with an EXTRA LOT! ONLY S425.000.
Developer Uniti GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCED
hcLtchrrp lo d-vcIl. W ]1t :I This 2BR, ].5BA unit is
l ownu from ihes c t)2bt 2br just on mile from Cruz
units starring al "875,OOD. By- AtmazinLg sktunsi r water
And, (2) 3br 2ba units vievc, oversized vcraindi
starling at Sl.10000. aind huge pool. 5549,000-.
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penthobuse unit slill available for JUST..... $875.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr. Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & I299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury cordo deovel, is nearly complete. 2. & 4dR o.il.- & beiegn i S1.,100,000.
TWO LOTSF 0 5001?- acrcN PHENOMENAL wualrrrini
c.h. One bOnasrs Is$r Cf porcl in pneceful Fishb
sandicoral beahfroan And, Bay. The perfect building
adjacent Lot maintain; Us locaiion for your dream
own deeded beach palhl vacation villa wl eusy;
AccetL ONLY $999,000. heAh ac cess. $925.000.
SPECIAL PRICEII Virgin Orand Estites iwo ArMazinl 0.4 L *-'Acre lot. Each for Only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 20 tub-divided Iret above Rendetivou with mott r oad pAved Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Ownci! Carolina .25+/- ac Gncat views. 1209,999.
SUB-D[V]DABLE pArcel near CriT B*A. W Ter views over Pilsbury Sound............... $425.000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore vicws........ $23.500.000
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/panoramic views ex cllcnt developmcni poential.S1.299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water 'iews.....5~49,999.
REDUCED oversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed marina project.......... IUST $310S00I .
FLAT quarter acrc I parcel In Id':dn liay huild iTnd vIcW. fl Illprricane Hnle 5137,500.
EMMAUS A great lo A I a great price with buge Coral Bay harbor vitew ..... Now just 145,000.d
WESTEN VACAT[ON CLUB Relea and enjoy a I SCUBA/PLEASURE boai busineti w. imBpres-
week in pra*di$e. Access 10 Beach. pools. sive 4 year hstory. Incl. 2001 PoCercat and all
CLLtc-s club. ccanis, bats, rcmILjulurkLn and d4pre equipl You A rc n hbu ines I'r 5169.900.
shopping. Mosi weeks are available. Prices ILOCATION. LOCATION Many optc*ns extisi
range from SI 1.50 to $125.000. fr ibis Retail Shopping Center. $2,251,00.1



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LOVANGO LOVE SHACK- Featured in National magazines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the sandy
beach at Lovango Cay, just a mile and a half by boat, north of St. John. The greenest house in the Virgin Islands, with com-
plete amenities powered by the sun & wind & satellite TV & Internet. A sandy beach, palm trees & a boat dock at your front
door makes this truly an island paradise. $2,450,000.

LOCATION LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone & concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,699,000.
LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa w/ stunning
panoramic views & the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 3/2 baths, soaring cathedral
ceilings, large pool w/waterfall, 4 car garage, spa, gourmet
kitchen, satellite TV, multiple decks, beautifully furnished,
gated entry, lush landscaping, privacy. Close proximity to
north shore beaches, good vacation rental history. Priced
to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms/ 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
BAYVIEW is a very private villa bordering the Natl.
Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with 2 bldgs connected by sunny pool, decks & pa-
tio. Amazing 2800 views overlooking Francis Bay & North-
shore, + Coral Bay & BVI's. Excellent vacation rental history.
PERELANDRA is a romantic 2 bedroom, 2 bath Carib-
bean style villa offering stunning panoramic views & eve-
ning sunsets, privacy, convenient location & comfortable
elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay with
lush gardens & a private pool. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom /two bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /1 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the distance,
fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage of all the
benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 34 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking
along the secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully fur-
nished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42 ac.
lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.

ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walkto
Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT-3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $415k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREAT CRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 4 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy..................$205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access....$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views ..................... $250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo......................... 375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel.............................$389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ................................ $425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views.................. $299k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site....................................$280k
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road .................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway........................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac...........................$349k
Coral Harbor views ..................... ...... ........... $350k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans ............................. $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................. .................. $379k
BVI views, one acre+................... ............. $415,500

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LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c identical L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in
master suites with island stone showers, breath upscale Pt. Rendezvous. 180 sea views, dining
taking views, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites.
entertainment center. $2,950,000 Infinity edge pool. 2,950,000

gingerbread architecture and island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
Sunset Views! 5 bdrm, 5 bath with pool, spa,
a/c bdrms and inviting great room. $1,795,000
bdrm, 3.5 bath villa with superior craftsman-
ship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof,
stunning 180 views, large pool and hot tub
a beautiful home with outstanding westerly
views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths.
Beautiful landscaping. .46 acre $1,095,000

CAROLINA Expansive Views, dual building
sites, .75 ac. $459,900
AJAX PEAK Stunning STT Views .504 ac
and .548, $480k & $495k.
DEVELOPER'S DREAM 170 acre develop-
ment parcel. $12,000,000

ADVENTURE VILLA Lush tropical setting,
impressive Coral Bay views. 4 bdrm luxury villa
is built for comfort, space, privacy. $950,000
ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
space. 3 spacious master suites,sunsets year
round. $2,890,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units. plans available for
additional home. $729,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT Masonry home,
180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large ac. Master
suites. SS appliances, mahogany hardwoods,
stone accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms.

UPPER CAROLINA Established neighbor-
hood, paved roads, expansive water views,
deeded beach, prices start at $199,000
unimproved parcels. Water views from select
parcels. Prices start at $125,000 for .301 acres.

above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay
in prestigious Klein Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort,class & elegance. $3,895,000
TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2
buildings a living area and an impressive
kitchen complete with granite countertops,
private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000
ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Masonry homes, 4
bedrooms, 2 baths plus outbuildings. 599,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3 bdrm
short term rental with pool and panoramic
views. Zoned R-4 and suited for development.
ESTATE ROSE Largest private estate
available on South Shore. Double parcel knoll
top offering spectacular views. 3 bdrms, 41/2
baths plus caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres.
R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz
Bay preconstruction condos. Plans included.
Water Views $795,000.
HARD LABOR! Walk to the beach or Miss
Lucy's Restaurant .25 acre parcel Views of
Friis Bay $299,000.

LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI.
Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool. $489,000

steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
bdrms & 4 baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm
beach house. $2,895,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion of main house & pool.
charming B&B offering a gated entry, walk to
Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/lba units with A/C,
common pool & garage. $975,000
PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home
in Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper three
bedroom unit and spacious lower one bdrm
unit. Views of Fish Bay. $735,000

HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front!
Views & breezes, private and secluded
location! Driveway cut to access beach.
ZOOTENVAAL Subdividable .82 acre

views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style
layout all on one level, access from each room
onto the pool. Central A/C. $2,850,000

UPPER CAROLINA! Coral Bay harbor
views. Live in the lower apartment while
completing 2nd unit & the planned 4 bdrm/4
bath pool Villa. $425,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear & view the surf of
Hart Bay. 4 bdrms with ensuite baths Multi-
level. $1,700,000
NEW! Incredible value in this newly
remodeled income producing R-2 property with
South Shore views. Additions include 2 new a/c
bdrm suites, pool, decks, laundry room and
kitchen in lower unit. Non-conforming frame unit
has full bath, new deck and A/C. $1,400,000
NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. $2,399,000

Hurricane Hole. $395,000
nity, fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea.
Amenities include stone walls, stamped
concrete roads, & underground utilities. Prices

parcel. Water views of Coral Bay Harbor and start at $500,000.

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