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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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October 26-November 1, 2009
Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


Parking Planned at Enighed Pond


-Pg. 3


St John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


ACC "No Fleas, Please" Flea Market


Scores of entrepreneurs set up shop on the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay, where shoppers swarmed
the used clothing selection, above, on Saturday, October 24, for the annual "No Fleas, Please" Flea Market and
hundreds of residents and visitors checked out their wares to support the St. John Animal Care Center. Check
next week's Tradewinds for a complete story on the fundraising event.


Ward, Thomas,
Boston Facing
Charges for
Cockayne
Murder Again
on Dec. 11
Page 5
VIPA Plans
To Transform
Cruz Bay
Waterfront
Page 3
$20,000+
Raised To Fight
Breast Cancer
Page 9
Native Plants
in Fish Bay
Page 7


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2 St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009


A OOPS,

WHAT A

MORNING!

Residents driving by
the Domino Gas Station
in Coral Bay on Tuesday
morning, October 20, got
an eyeful.
This vehicle must have
been trying to back up,
but instead flipped up as
the rear tires got stuck
in a ditch. No one was
reported injured in the
incident, but it's definitely
not the best way to start
a day.





28th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving

Regatta Set for November 27 and 28


St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Yacht Club is hosting the 28th
Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta on No-
vember 27 and 28.
Two days of great racing and two nights of fun
parties with live music at Skinny Legs will once
again provide exciting entertainment.
Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruis-
ers, Multi-Hulls, Single Handers, and Traditional
boats compete. The Friday after Thanksgiving is
when all the fun starts, and it continues through
Saturday night in Coral Bay.
On Saturday, the PHRF class will start together.
All other classes will have staggered starts in a
Pursuit Race. Boats' handicap ratings will deter-
mine their start time with the goal of most boats
finishing together.
Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Cor-
al Bay Yacht Club, and the place to meet for skip-
per's meetings, music, food, drink and the awards
ceremony.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 27: Gaffers, Single Hand-
ed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft.
but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over,
and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration at 8:30 a.m.


at Skinny Legs. Skipper's Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at
Skinny Legs.
Friday evening 5 to 7 p.m.: Mandatory reg-
istration for all Saturday Pursuit racers. This is all
boats other than PHRF. If a skipper is unable to
attend, call Dick Burks at 340-643-5261 or Bill
Wilson at 340-642-2728 to obtain a start time for
Saturday morning.
Saturday, November 28: PHRF I, PHRF II,
and Pursuit Class Race. Skipper's Meeting at 8:30
a.m. at Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers' start times
announced.
Saturday, November 28: Awards Ceremony at
Skinny Legs, at5:30 p.m.
Please Note:
Traditional Class shall have a gaff or low aspect
ratio sail. Consult the Race Committee for luff-
foot ratio. The Race Committee reserves the right
to disallow non-traditional vessels. Pursuit Class
will have open sail choice.
Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to St. John
Kids and The Sea program. Raffle ticket sales at
Connections East and West, St. John Hardware
and Paradise Lumber. Win a dinghy and motor.
Call Denise Wright at 340-513-4022 or email de-
nise@onlinevacations.com with any questions.


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Appropriations Committee Meeting
To Consider Ferry Subsidies Oct. 26
The Committee on Appropriations and Budget will meet on St.
John at the Cruz Bay Legislature building on Monday, October 26,
at 6 p.m. to consider ferry subsidies.
Proposed by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, the bill seeks to
provide a subsidy for St. John ferryboat companies and also makes
an appropriation of $1 million for the subsidy.
Representatives of the Office of Management and Budget, the
Department of Public Works, Department of Finance, U.S. Coast
Guard, V.I. Public Services Commission and ferryboat companies
have all been invited to attend.
Any person who would like to testify is asked to contact Grethe-
lyn Pip or Lisa Melchior at 693-3572.

Next STJ Chamber Meeting Oct. 27
The next monthly St. John Chapter meeting of the St. Thomas-
St. John Chamber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, October 27,
at Ocean Grill Upstairs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

PSC Meeting on Hearing Examiner's

Report on Ferry Rates Is October 29
The VI. Public Services Commission will meet on Thursday,
October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the PSC office in Barbel Plaza on St.
Thomas.
Ferry matters listed on the agenda include the hearing exam-
iner's report on the St. Thomas/St. John petition for reconsidera-
tion of the rate increase. The commission is planning to convene
an executive session, which is expected to last about one hour, at
the beginning of the meeting.
For more information call 776-1291.

Free Flu, Pneumonia Shot Oct. 29
Beat the Bug at CareForce 2009 on Thursday, October 29, when
free flu and pneumonia shots will be available for adults at St. Ur-
sula's senior center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information call 712-2444.

GERS Celebration at Battery Oct. 30
The Government Employees Retirement System will culminate
"GERS Month," which commemorates the System's 50th anniver-
sary, with an open house on St. John.
Active and retired members are invited to a grand celebration
at an open house and benefits fair on Friday, October 30, from 2 to
8:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery.
The day will include health screenings and information from a
variety of government agencies from 2 to 5 p.m. and live entertain-
ment by Cool Session Brass Band from 5 to 8:30 p.m. For more
information call 776-7703.

Evangelistic Services Oct. 26-30
The Bethany and Emmaus Moravian Churches of St. John in-
vite the community to a week of Evangelistic Services, with the
theme "Blessed to Bless."
Guest speakers for the services, which will begin at 7 p.m. night-
ly, are Reverend Terrance Morrison and Reverend Ulric Smith.
Services will be October26 and 27 at Emmaus Moravian Church
in Coral Bay and October 28 through October 30 at Bethany Mora-
vian Church in Cruz Bay. Friday, October 30, will also feature a
youth and family night.







St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 3


VIPA Approves Plan To Create 150 Parking Spaces at Enighed


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Finding a parking space in Cruz
Bay should soon be at least a little
bit easier, thanks to the VI. Port
Authority.
During a Wednesday evening,
October 21, meeting, VIPA's gov-
erning board voted unanimously
to utilize part of the land at the
Enighed Pond Marine facility for
parking. The sole vote not cast was
from Department of Public Works
Commissioner and board member
Daryl Smalls who abstained, ac-
cording to a report in the V.I. Daily
News.
The parking lot, which will
provide about 150 parking spaces
within walking distance to Cruz
Bay, will be inside the fence at the
Enighed Pond Marine facility on
land that was filled with material
dredged from the pond during con-
struction of the barge facility.
The berm running along the
fence line will be pushed back 75
feet, the land will be covered with
gravel and lights will be installed,
according to information from
VIPA.
St. Thomas based architect firm
deJongh and Associates created
the design, which is intended to
give immediate relief to Cruz Bay
parking problems as a permanent


"We have 1,000
signatures from
residents who want
a multi-level parking
structure constructed.
This immediate plan
is a great idea and
we want VIPA to
create it right away.
But we don't want to
forget about our long-
range plans to have a
permanent solution to
our parking issues."
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Gravel will be spread on a portion of the fill area and lighting will be installed as part of
the parking plan at the Enighed Pond Marine Facility.


solution is devised.
The project is expected to cost
about $1 million, financed by the
V.I. Public Finance Authority's re-
cent bond issue, according to the
Daily News.
An additional $1 million has
been earmarked from PFA to bank-


roll designs and engineering of a
permanent parking solution.
Details of the parking lot are
still being hashed out including
whether or not VIPA will make it
a free or a paid lot.
While welcoming the news of
150 new parking spaces, residents


aren't giving up on their fight for
a multilevel parking facility, ac-
cording to Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger.
"We have 1,000 signatures from
residents who want a multi-level
parking structure constructed,"
said Barshinger. "This immediate


VIPA To Close Cruz Bay Creek Parking Lot


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While St. John residents ap-
plauded the V.I. Port Authority
Governing Board's decision last
week to create much-needed
parking spaces at the Enighed
Pond Marine Facility (see relat-
ed story on this page), the plan
might not be as good as it looks.
No doubt gaining 150 park-
ing spaces in the Cruz Bay area
would be a major relief to the
decades-long parking problems
plaguing the town. The new
parking lot might just off-set the
loss of another parking lot.
The architect firm deJongh
and Associates, which created
the Enighed parking lot plan,
is also working on a project for
VIPA that would close the U.S.


Customs parking lot, accord-
ing to Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger.
"The V.I. Port Authority needs
the new parking lot because they
intend to close the parking lot
across from the post office," said
Barshinger. "The deJongh group
is designing a new waterfront in
Cruz Bay, but they've been pret-
ty tight-lipped about it. But they
have some nice ideas."
While the public has not had
the opportunity to hear, see or
comment on deJongh and As-
sociates' plans to transform the
Cruz Bay waterfront, Barshinger
heard details of the plan during
a recent meeting with VIPA of-
ficials, deJongh officials, U.S.
Coast Guard personnel and VI.
National Park Superintendent


"The deJongh
group... [has] been
pretty tight-lipped
about it. But they
have some nice
ideas."
Senator Craig Barshinger


Mark Hardgrove.
DeJongh and Associates'
plans for Cruz Bay include con-
structing a boardwalk from the
Loredon Boynes dock, around
the Cruz Bay Battery to where
the U.S. Customs parking lot is
currently located, according to
Barshinger.
"The intention is to move


Customs over to where the chil-
dren's play area is near the VINP
visitors' center," said the sena-
tor at large. "Where the present
Customs dock is would then be
used as an amphitheater. The
parking lot might be there when
the project is completed, but
it would have to be closed for
some time."
During the meeting, Barshin-
ger urged officials to take their
plans to the public, he ex-
plained.
"It's definitely time to bring
the plans to the public," said
Barshinger. "I encouraged them
to have a public dialogue and get
some feedback on the plans."
DeJongh and Associates did
not return phone calls from St.
John Tradewinds.


plan is a great idea and we want
VIPA to create it right away. But
we don't want to forget about our
long-range plans to have a perma-
nent solution to our parking is-
sues."
VIPA board members at last
week's meeting were Albert Bryan,
Robert O'Connor, Gordon Finch,
Cassan Pancham, Hector Peguero,
Smalls, Yvonne Thraen and Vin-
cent Frazer. Beverly Nicholson-
Doty did not attend the meeting.



INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ..................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Just My Opinion.................. 10
Letters.......................... 14-15
Police Log ....................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
Wha's Happn'nin'................... 4




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Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Jonte Subs for His Teacher
St. John Tradewinds
Sax man Joe Ramsay stayed home on Sunday bronchitis
kept him from playing, but, fortunately, his prize student, Jont6
Samuel sat in. Kai Richardson, Malachi Thomas and Tabari Lake,
all members of the Young Lions, added their talents. It's a joy to
hear the young students play. Jazz VI is a Sunday treat, 4 to 7:30
p.m. each week. Louis Taylor, Dale Harrigan and Andrew Cam-
eron complete the musicians.
October Orchids in Bloom
Whenever my gorgeous orchids cover my pink Poui tree, I
know it's October the anniversary of a dear friend's passing -
Elaine Samuel. There are 13 large bunches celebrating the good
ol' days of Elaine's life.
Changes at The Grapevine Salon
A new gentleman has arrived and Davita is leaving (with Lulu).
We'll miss Davita who is returning to California. Love and best of
luck from us all.


Junior Tennis Tournament Nov. 6-8
The St. John Racquet Club will host a VITA Junior Tennis Tour-
nament in honor of Sis Frank November 6-8 at the Cruz Bay tennis
courts. The tournament is sponsored by HOVENSA and is open to
boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18. The entry fee is $15.
For more information call Patrice Harley at 776-6643.


Balcony Restaurant Issued Eviction Notice


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Problems continue to mount
for a group of St. John restaurants
formerly owned by Michael San
Filippo.
San Filippo purchased Integrat-
ed Assets Inc., which owned Chloe
and Berards, Chateau Bordeaux,
Paradise and Asolare, from Win-
ston Bennett in late 2005. At the
time, he also owned The Balcony
himself and was a partner in the
purveyor company Quality Foods.
The distribution company fold-
ed last year and Chateau Bordeaux
closed its doors after the lease ex-
pired last winter. All of the restau-
rants experienced a declined busi-
ness and employees had paychecks
bounce for months, according to
several Integrated workers.
While the fate of the restaurants
was still in limbo, San Filippo
abruptly left his leased St. Thom-
as home and St. John business in
July.
Since then, Bennett has returned
to Love City trying to pull Asolare,
Chloe and Bernards and Paradiso
into shape for the approaching
high season, according to the res-
tauranteur.


Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

A sign advertises happy
hour at The Balcony.


"The restaurants will be staying
open unless the world comes
to an end that is the intention,"
Bennett previously told St. John
Tradewinds. "I've been doing what
I can to help keep the restaurants
open. I've been putting in my own


money to keep them going."
It seems, however, that the Bal-
cony won't be serving custom-
ers on its Wharfisde Village deck
overlooking Cruz Bay harbor this
season. The restaurant was issued
an eviction notice on Tuesday, Oc-
tober 13, which prompted several
senior waitresses to quit, accord-
ing to an employee.
Balcony employees have had as
much difficulty getting paychecks
as employees at San Filippo's oth-
er restaurants, explained an em-
ployee.
"My last two paychecks bounced
and in the months that I have been
here, I always had to beg for my
checks," said a former employee,
who asked not to be identified.
With San Filippo off-island, In-
tegrated employee Coby Copper
took over payroll duties, according
to the employee. Copper, however,
wasn't authorized to write checks
on the compnay account, the em-
ployee added.
"I just got my payroll check and
I watched Coby forge Michael's
name," said the employee. "When
I went to cash it, they said they
couldn't because the signature
wasn't authentic."


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St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 5


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Jahlil Ward Kamal Thomas Anselmo Boston



Ward, Thomas, Boston Facing Charges

for Cockayne Slaying Again on Dec. 11


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
At a status hearing on October 13, V.I. Superior
Court Judge Brenda Hollar set a date for Jahlil Ward,
Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston to stand trail
again in December on charges stemming from the
June 2007 murder and beating of James "Jamie" Coc-
kayne in Cruz Bay.
In a trial that wrapped up in October 2008, Ward
was found guilty of murdering the 21-year-old Penn-
sylvania man and Thomas and Boston were convicted
of beating him in the hours before the slaying.
Hollar, however, threw out all three convictions
in recent months, setting up new trials. The three St.
John men, whose trials will once again be joined, will
face a second jury starting on Friday, December 11.
Ward, who was convicted of first-degree mur-
der, third-degree assault and weapons charges, was
granted a new trial in July after it came to light that
government prosecutors withheld evidence from the
defense.
Prosecutors took a statement from Daryl Martens,
a convict who was once in a jail cell across from
Thomas, who said that Thomas admitted to him that
he killed Cockayne.
Ward's defense attorney, Michael Quinn, didn't
receive that evidence until four months after Ward's
conviction. In her ruling, Hollar noted that she had no
choice but to grant Ward, 21, a new trial because Mar-
tens' statement was a "crucial" piece of evidence.
Thomas and Boston, who were each found guilty
of third-degree assault and weapons charges, were
each sentenced in late July to 12 years and a half
years in prison.
After it came to light in September that two pros-
ecution witnesses were paid by the Cockayne family,
Hollar vacated both convictions and ordered new tri-
als for Thomas, 19, and Boston, 32.
The two witnesses, who testified at the October
2008 trial, were paid $5,000 while Martens, who
didn't testify, was paid $1,300 by the Cockayne fam-
ily, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News.


During the new trial in December, Thomas and
Boston will face simple assault, third-degree assault
and weapons charges. Ward will face charges of first-
degree murder, third-degree assault and using a dan-
gerous weapon during the commission of a crime of
violence.
Prosecutors in the last trial, Assistant Attorneys
General Renee Gumbs-Carty and Brenda Scales,
have been taken off the case and another prosecutor
will be appointed, according to a report in the VI.
Daily News.
Thomas and Boston have been in prison since their
sentencing on July 27 and Ward has beenjailed since
his arrest on June 27, 2008.
Before the murder, Cockayne had been on St. John
for several months awaiting paperwork from the Brit-
ish Virgin Islands where he planned to work as a sail-
ing instructor.
The Pennsylvania man was stabbed at least eight
times, including in the femoral artery, during the early
morning hours of June 27, 2007, just days after his
21st birthday.
Cockayne ran into Boston and Thomas at the Front
Yard Bar the night of June 26 where a melee broke
out and Boston broke a pool stick over Cockayne's
head, according to prosecutors.
Boston, Thomas and Ward then followed Cockayne
up the street, surrounded him and beat him, prosecu-
tors alleged during the trial. Sometime after that,
Ward followed Cockayne to the Fashion Palace where
he stabbed the young man before fleeing to a friend's
house nearby, prosecutors alleged. Several witnesses
testified to the government's version of events.
Cockayne bled to death on a street in Cruz Bay be-
fore EMTs arrived on the scene.
The murder garnered national attention after the
Cockayne family lambasted V.I. Police Department
officials for perceived inaction on the case. Coc-
kayne's family members and friends appeared on
CNN's Larry King Live and Fox New's On the Re-
cord with Greta Van Susteren in late 2007, before any
arrests were made in the case.


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Letters to the Editor, Press Releases, Advertising Artwork


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Chris Barbich and Debbie Schnell participate in Take Back the Night Events in Frank
Powell Park on Thursday evening, October 22.



St. John Residents Take Stand Against


Domestic Violence, Remember Victims


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With domestic violence a far
too common occurrence in many
communities, about 65 residents
came out to the Frank Powell Park
on Thursday evening, October 22,
to take a stand against violence.
In commemoration of October
as Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, the St. John Community
Crisis Center hosted a candlelight
vigil in honor of local men and
women who have lost lives as a di-
rect result of domestic violence.
Abanner proclaiming the names
of Virgin Islanders who have died


"There are a lot of
signs that people can
wear with the names
of victims and it's just
chilling..."
Chris Barbich, resident


from domestic violence hung from
the bandstand in the Cruz Bay
park as volunteers and community
members lit candles in memory of
those lost.
"People need to be aware of do-


mestic violence," said Debby Sch-
nell. "We can't forget."
"It's so prominent here," said
Christie Barbich. "There are a lot
of signs that people can wear with
the names of victims and it's just
chilling how many victims there
are.
Lorelei Monsanto, who spoke at
the event, came out to help keep
the momentum against domestic
violence growing, she explained.
"We've been making great
strides in combating domestic vi-
olence and we can't let up," said
Monstanto. "This work needs to
continue."


TEMPO Turns 4 Celebration Is Nov. 14


St. John Tradewinds
The Caribbean's premier me-
dia and entertainment company
TEMPO Networks will celebrate
the fourth year anniversary of its
flagship television Network with
a blockbuster event on St. Croix
on Saturday, November 14.
The event will take place at


the Randall "Doc" James Race-
track and will be filled with
the customary excitement that
the territory is used to when
TEMPO is in town. Tickets are
available on St. Thomas at Inter-
national Records and Tapes, VI
Sea Trans, Essentric Shoe Bou-
tique, Jens Gourmet Deli, Stride


Rite Tutu Park Mall and Urban
Threadz.
Tickets purchased before Oc-
tober 27 will be priced at $25
general admission, $35 bleacher
section, and $100 VIP. After Oc-
tober 27, prices are $35 general
admission, $45 bleacher section,
$125 VIP.






St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 7


Native Plant Garden


Growing in Fish Bay


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With imported plants and trees
becoming common sights on St.
John, at least one little corer of
Fish Bay is now home exclusively
to native flora.
The Native Plant Garden on
Marina Road in Fish Bay grew
out of hours of hard work and a
government grant. Estate Fish Bay
Owners Association president Ter-
ry Pishko conceived the idea last
year after she heard about Depart-
ment of Agriculture Urban Com-
munity Grants.
"We received information about
the grant opportunities and that got
us thinking, 'gee it would be nice
to try to educate our members and
the community on native trees and
plants,'" said Terry Pishko.
By showcasing the abundance
of native plants and trees, the as-


"We wanted them to
realize what is there
before they clear cut,
so instead of clear
cutting they can just
weed out what they
don't want."
Chuck Pishko, Fish Bay homeowner


sociation also hoped to change
property owners' habits of clearing
their land, added Chuck Pishko.
"A lot of people clear cut their
building lots and then add stuff to
it," he said. "We wanted them to
realize what is there before they
clear cut, so instead of clear cut-
ting they can just weed out what
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Westin Employees Learn Beast Cancer

Risk Factors and More from Schneider


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While cancer can't be prevented
by just talking about it, education
can be a major factor in prevent-
ing serious cases of the disease,
Dr. Roy Schneider told a crowd of
Westin Resort and Villas employ-
ees on Thursday afternoon, Octo-
ber 22.
Employees from every depart-
ment gathered in a conference
room at the resort on October 22
to hear from Dr. Schneider as part
of the Westin's annual event to
recognize Breast Cancer Aware-
ness Month.
Early detection is one of the
most important prevention for
breast cancer, Schneider told the
group.
"Early detection is very impor-
tant and women must know how
to do a proper self examination,"
said Schneider. "Women over 40
should get mammograms, but even
then regular self exams are vital."
Schneider explained the "clock"
method of examination, where
women start directly above the
nipple or "12 o'clock" and rub to-
ward the center of the breast, and
repeat circling the entire breast.
"Proper self exams work," said
Schneider. "If you find a lump, go
to your doctor for further tests."
The esteemed doctor and former
V.I. governor cautioned against
using roll-on deodorant and eat-
ing fruits and vegetables with high
levels of pesticides.
"Diet is very important," Sch-
neider said. "Pesticides cause can-


"Know your family
history. Even the
men in your family,
if they have cancer,
that means you will
be more likely to get it
too."
Dr. Roy L. Schneider


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cer and obesity is definitely a con-
tributing factor."
Being familiar with family med-
ical histories is also a key to com-
bating cancer, Schneider added.
"Know your family history," he
said. "Even the men in your fam-
ily, if they have cancer, that means
you will be more likely to get it
too."
Women with a personal his-
tory or family history of breast
cancer, women who have not had
children or who had children after
they were 30 years old are also at
a higher risk of developing breast
cancer, according to Schneider.
Women aren't the only victims
of breast cancer, men can get the
disease as well. While not a com-
mon cancer in men, there are still
about 1,500 cases of the disease
reported annually, Schneider ex-


plained.
The doctor, who has several
Westin employees as patients,
urged the group to start a support
network.
"I am hoping the group here will
form a Breast Angels group of 10
or so employees," said Schneider.
"The angels would be advocates
to educate people about breast
cancer risks and proper screening
techniques. They could also be a
support network for employees
or family members who are diag-
nosed with the disease."
Schneider was impressed with
the Westin's efforts to raise aware-
ness about the disease.
"I must give kudos to the Wes-
tin for hosting this event," he said.
"I've been to five continents and
no where have I seen this sort of
awareness campaign. But we can't
stop cancer by just talking about
it."
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Three St. John women recently
returned from the experience of
their lives and probably the ex-
perience of the lives of the other
2,000 women with whom they
spent the weekend.
Karen Radke, Catherine Fahy
and Jessica Severance each walked
60 miles in Washington D.C. Octo-
ber 9 through 11, as part of the Su-
san G. Komen For the Cure 3Day
event to raise money for breast
caner research.
The St. Johnwomenwerejoined
by Radke's sister Susan and friend
Ellen Walker. Their group alone
has raised more than $20,000 so
far.
"Raising $20,000 was our goal,"
said Radke. "But when we left St.


John to go up to D.C. we were at
around $19,000. We were at a res-
taurant in D.C. the night before the
event and someone pulled out their
iPhone to check and we were over
$20,000."
The ladies expect their total
amount raised to be even higher
that, Radke added.
"We have four weeks to close
out the donation account and we
still have donations that aren't ac-
counted for," she said. "I'm just
amazed that we raised so much. I
thought it would be difficult in this
economy, but people were more
generous than ever."
Right from the emotional open-
ing ceremony on the first day of
the event, participants never forgot
the importance of their efforts.
"They have an opening cer-


emony on the first day and for us
it was at the National's baseball
stadium," said Radke. "They wait
for sunrise and then the ceremony
starts and there is a circle of nine
survivors who come up on stage
and they're honored and then join
the walk."
Over three days the participants
log 60 miles, putting the most
mileage under their feet the second
day. While these events are hosted
all over the country, the D.C. path
could be the most scenic.
"The first day we walked in
D.C. proper all the way to Ameri-
can University," said Radke. "We
walked past the Capital, the Smith-
sonian and Dupont Circle. It was
just a beautiful location."
With 20 miles behind them,
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10 St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009


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month, Gifft Hill School 7th graders enjoyed a rare treat.
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or heard about it. Public comments by police about violence. They
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SAMBACOMBO Gears Up for 500th Monday Night at La Tapa


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Two island musicians are about
to reach a milestone few musicians
anywhere ever achieve.
In November, Rich Greengold
and Eddie Bruce's Sambacombo
will mark their five hundredth
Monday night gig at La Tapa, a
feat seldom even in sight for the
often flighty world of musicians.
"It really is incredible," said
Greengold. "No matter who you
are or where you play, to have a
gig last so long is quite a feat. Ev-
ery time I say it, I don't really be-
lieve that we've played 500 gigs at
La Tapa."
While Bruce, on guitar, and
Greengold, on tenor sax, soprano
sax and flute, are the two main-
stays in Sambacombo, the duo
has jammed with about 43 differ-
ent musicians under the La Tapa
roof since they first got the gig in
1997.
Even before La Tapa owner
Alex Ewald opened her popular
Cruz Bay eatery, Greengold played
in the building, he explained.
"Before Alex even had the
place, Kim Lyons had a restaurant
there called the Purple Door and
we played there," said Greengold.
"When I played the Purple Door, it
was the first time I realized that the
room is such an ideal jazz room."
The entrance to La Tapa, a few
steps down off the street, creates
the perfect jazz club ambiance, ac-


cording to Greengold.
"There is no other club in St.
John where you step down as if
you were in Greenwich Village
or New Orleans where they have
places like that," he said. "It's just
a jazz club atmosphere -you step
down, there is the low ceiling."
"I just love playing there," said
the musician.
Back in 1997 as soon as Green-
gold heard word that Ewald was
going to open her restaurant, he
started working on a way to set up
a regular gig.
"I made up the strategy to
present an offer to Alex that she
couldn't refuse by offering a low
ball price," Greengold said. "My
idea was that I really wanted a
place to have a band one night a
week. That was the big thing, I
wanted the gig to be consistent."
"I thought I'd make a deal with
Alex without giving her the chance
to say that she couldn't afford us,"
he said.
Greengold asked for the Mon-
day night slot to avoid any possible
scheduling conflicts, he added.
"I wanted to pick one night of
the week when other musicians
wouldn't have any conflicts," said
the saxophonist. "I couldn't do
this on Friday or Saturday night
because musicians would have
other offers then. I picked Mon-
day nights because, even with the
low ball offer, it's better than being
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Sambacombo toasts with a glass of champagne after an
early gig at La Tapa.


The weeknight gig also helped
drum up business at the restau-
rant for the first part of the week,
Greengold explained.
"Monday is usually not the bus-
iest night of the week and I told
Alex that we could build some-
thing that would make it her busi-
est night of the week," he said. "It
didn't happen in weeks or months,
but eventually her slowest night of
the week became the busiest night
of the week."
At the time La Tapa opened,
Greengold had already been play-
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restaurant.
"I've been here since 1985 and
when La Tapa opened I was doing
different things, but I wanted to
do an instrumental jazz combo for
this," he said.
Sambacombo combines the best
parts of Latin rhythms and tropi-
cal jazz to create an upbeat sound
that dips into bossa nova, bolero,
African mambo, calypso and even
swing standards.
After playing about 40 gigs a
year for the past 13 years at La
Tapa, Sambacombo often ac-
companied by Lem Liburd on


drums and Vince Wallace on bass
among others keep things fresh
by maintaining a vast repertoire.
"We have more than 125 tunes
and to keep from getting bored we
rotate our song list all the time,"
said the musician. "When you're
a musician the material and infor-
mation you can learn is endless.
We all improve on a yearly basis
and we've really improved vastly
in our musician capabilities."
While enjoying consistent work,
the best part of the La Tapa gig is
the people who come to hear the
band, Greengold explained.
"Some of the most thrilling
things are the customers who have
come there every single year," he
said. "There are people who come
from the states and plan their va-
cations around being at La Tapa
on Monday nights and some even
plan to be here two Monday nights
just for Sambacombo."
With the more than a decade
long gig going strong, Greengold
has watched the customers actu-
ally grow up, he added.
"I see some people come in
with teenagers now who they were
carrying as toddlers 13 years ago
and the teenagers say they remem-
ber coming when they were kids,"
said Greengold.
Among the customers who
have enjoyed Ewald's creations
in the kitchen while grooving to
the sounds of Sambacombo, a few
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* Aqua Bistro 776-5336, Reopened for season
* Asolare 779-4747, Only open Monday, Wednesday and
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* Baked in the Sun 693-8786, Staying open
* Balcony 774-8470, Staying open
* Banana Deck 693-5055, Reopened for season
* Beach Bar 777-4220, Staying open
* Cafe Concordia 693-5855, Closed until November 8
* Cafe Roma 776-6524, Closed Oct. 1 until Nov. 1
* Caneel Restaurants Entire resort closed until Nov. 1
* Chloe and Bernards 714-6075, Reopened for season
* Crazy Crackers Open
* Da Livio's 779-8900, Open; Closed on Sundays
* Donkey Diner 693-5240, Closed Aug. 30 to Oct. 28
* Fish Trap 693-9994, Reopened for season
* Happy Fish 776-1717, Reopened for season
* High Tide 714-6169, Open
* Hinds Restaurant 775-9951, Reopened for season
* I Scream Staying open
* Inn at Tamarind Court 776-6378, Reopened for season
* Island Blues 776-6800, Staying open
* Jake's Staying open
* JJ's Texas Coast Cafe 776-6908, Staying open
* La Tapa 693-7755, Reopened for season, Closed Tuesdays
* La Plancha del Mar 777-7333, Staying open
* Lime Inn 776-6425, Closed Aug. 31 to Oct. 30
* The Lucky Pagoda 774-9900, Staying open
* Maho Pavilion 776-6226, Staying open
* Miss Lucy's 693-5244, Not available
* Morgan's Mango 693-8141, Staying open
* Ocean Grill 693-3304, Reopened for season
* Paradiso 693-8899, Closed on Wednesday evenings but
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* Rhumb Lines 776-0303, Reopened for season
* Shipwreck Landing 693-5640, Closed Sept. 5 to Nov. 10
* Skinny Legs 779-4982, Reopened for season
* SoGo's 779-4404, Staying open
* Sun Dog Cafe 693-8340, Staying open
* Sweet Plantains 777-4653, Closed Aug. 30 to Dec. 2
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can be whipped up in a small island kitchen with pro-
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cifically designed for small kitchens with easy-to-find
ingredients. For more of Chef Jim's recipes, check
out his website chefjim.net. Enjoy!

Adobo Roasted Turkey with
Island Citrus Gravy, Chipotle
Sweet Potato Mash and Roasted
Calabaza (local pumpkin)
This turkey can be made in a large toaster oven or
on a barbeque grill.
2 quarts water
2 cup salt
S /2 cup sugar
S3-4 pound turkey breast boneless or 4-5 pound
on the bone
4 tablespoons Adobo Recipe below
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 carrots peeled left whole
2 stalks celery left whole
Island Citrus gravy recipe below
Roasted Calabaza recipe below

Directions:
1. Preheat ovento 350
2. Mix together first 3 ingredients for brine and
allow to dissolve for 15 minutes.
3. Submerge turkey breast in brine for 1 hour.
4. Pat turkey breast dry and rub with Adobo.
5. Heat the olive oil in a roasting pan to medium
high and sear turkey breast on all sides.
6. Pour off half of the oil and place carrots and
celery in the bottom of the pan to act as a grill
to keep the turkey from burning on the bottom
and add flavor to the resulting pan juices.


7. Roast turkey for 30 to 40 minutes or until ther-
mometer reads 160. Temperature will continue
to rise off the heat
8. Remove from pan and tent with foil and allow
to rest for at 20 to 30 minutes. Discard veg-
etables and pour pan juices into gravy.

If Grilling:
Start with a preheated grill on high.
1. Sear the breast on all sides to golden brown.
2. Turn down heat to low and roast 30 to 40 min-
utes, turning every 10 or 15 minutes. Roast
until thermometer reads 160. The temperature
will continue to rise off the heat.
3. Tent with foil and allow to rest for 20 to 30
minutes.

Island Citrus Gravy
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 onion small diced
* 4 cloves garlic minced
S2 cups orange juice
S /4 cup lime juice
* 2 teaspoons orange zest
* 1 teaspoon fresh Ginger finely grated
* 4 cups chicken stock or two 15-ounce cans of
chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small
pieces
* 2 tablespoons cilantro minced
* 2 tablespoons parsley minced

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan add onion and
saut6 until translucent. Add garlic and saut6
until fragrant.
2. Add orange and lime juices, orange zest and
ginger and reduce down to about /2 cup. Add
chicken stock and reduce by half.
3. Remove from heat and add butter, cilantro and
parsley. Keep warm to the side.
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St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 13


Former St. John Teacher Finds Inspiration in Island Experience


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Inspired by her time on St.
John, a former Pine Peace/Gifft
Hill School teacher is publishing
her first book, All Roads Lead to
School, this fall.
Kelly Griller, who taught kin-
dergarten, pre-K and an inte-
grated first grade class at the St.
John private school from 1998
until 2000, was always amazed
at the different ways her students
arrived at her classroom, she ex-
plained.
"There were kids from all of
the world in my class and I al-
ways found it interesting how one
student would ride in her grand-
father's taxi and another student
would come in a WAPA truck
and another would come over on
a ferry from St. Thomas," said
Griller. "It was part of what made
living on the island and teaching
on the island unique."
The impression stayed with
Griller, who eventually moved to
Colorado where the seeds of "All
Roads Lead to School" germi-
nated.
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and on."
Finally, Griller found a Jamai-
can publishing company which
picked up the book and serendip-
ity ensued. The company put her
in touch with artist Clovis Brown,
whose whimsical illustrations
bring Griller's island tale to life.
"Clovis Brown just nailed it,"
said Griller. "He is an acclaimed


Caribbean artist and is really pop-
ular in Jamaica. He did an excel-
lent job with the illustrations."
Brightly colored images of
boats, buses and safari taxis jump
from the pages as Griller's breezy
prose leads readers along the tale
of "All Roads Lead to School."
Geared to elementary school
students, Griller's book is ap-


propriate for students anywhere
from three to 10 years old, she
explained.
"I'm kind of going to for the
3- to 8-year-old range, but I think
it could lend itself to students up
to 10 years old," said Griller. "It's
really a story to get kids thinking
about school and about how to re-
late to different people."
While the former teacher, who
is now a stay-at-home-mom, has
put away her chalk for the time
being, she's taken on a new job as
a book distributor.
"My new job is going to be
selling 2,000 books," Griller said.
"I'm self-distributing and I'm
hoping these boxes of books can
get out of my house soon."
Griller will be on St. John this
fall, when she plans to host a
reading and book signing. In the
meantime, the former St. John
educator is relaxing after years of
work to get "All Roads Lead to
School" published.
"I'm so excited and so relieved
to have this done," she said.
Keep an eye out for Griller's
"All Roads Lead to School"
which should be available at
stores across the island soon.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Just Play Coordinator Thanks

Volunteers, Community

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 1st Annual "Just Play"
day a fun and memorable event for the youth and community of St.
John.
Over 80 children participated. I would like to thank each and every
one of the many volunteers who took the time to help make the day
a complete success.
Special thanks to the following people for all of their support and
dedication to making a positive difference on St. John: Luigi Costel-
lo; Beth Tamplin-Jones; Kristen Cox; Paul Devine; Hubert Moscoso;
Mary Vargo; Laurie Odenbach; Lecia Richmond; Iggy Larrea; and
Julie Simeck.
Also, praise to the St. John Parks and Recreation Department,
American Legion Post 131 and the St. John Community Foundation
for their ongoing efforts to keep sports alive on St. John.
A huge tlunkl." goes out to the following sponsors for believing
in this initiative and wanting to be a part of our "1st Annual" Just
Play event:
Nike, Verace Jewelers, Massage Envy, Arawak Expeditions, St.
John Ultimate Villas, Gifft Hill School, Julius E. Sprauve School,
Guy H. Benjamin School, St. John Community Foundation, St. John
Parks and Recreation, Peter "8 Tuff Miles" Alter, Morgan's Man-
go, Bellows International, Gecko Bar, Sun Dog Caf6, Infinity Im-
ages, Starfish Market, Subway, St. John Water and Ice, Yacht Haven
Grande, Team Key Aquatics(Florida), Wharton-Smith, Inc., Andreas
Tietje, St. John Accommodations Council, Bay Isles Associates,
Craig Barshinger, R & I Patten, Charlie Baker (Nike), Lonnie and
Albert Willis, Halley's Auto, Julien and Patrice Harley.
Thank you all. See you next year!
Dean Doeling



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Yesterday's news was the stabbing of a person at-
tending a memorial service for a murder victim who
was stabbed to death over the weekend, while his part-
ner was being raped. Today there are two competing
news story one about the terror that 73-year-old man
suffered during a home invasion and a list of several
other elderly people that have been attacked.
The other lead story is about the Senators working
on the question whether Gov. deJongh over spent our
public money on improvements to his home.


Beach Babes united for a party
with a purpose to clean up Friis
Bay, also known as Miss Lucy's
beach and Hard Labor, on Satur-
day, October 17.
The "ladies only" beach clean-
up yielded 10 large bags of trash
plus some odd items. Among the
strange things found on the beach
was the new mascot for future
Beach Babe Cleanups Beach
Babe Barbie!
The Beach Babes who worked
to clean up about one half mile of
beach might not look exactly like
Barbie dolls, but they did beautify
Friis Bay with their presence and
their efforts.
Ice bags, fishing netting and
motor oil cans comprised most of
the trash found on Friis Bay, with
popular fishing grounds just off-
shore. It was a lesson in the impact
of fishing and boating trash that is
tossed or blown overboard.
Plastic bags resemble jelly fish
and often kill sea turtles when mis-
takenly eaten. Fishing lines, lures
and netting strangle the reefs that
are vital to ourfishpopulations. So
the Beach Babes have a message
to fishermen and boaters please
protect our reef and fish. Get trash


I beg you Gov. deJongh and Senators, if you are
not prepared to change the focus of your activities and
begin to address the very serious issues of crime, edu-
cation of the youth (over 20 percent of the high school
age youth are not in school and do not have ajob) and
the inept, corrupt government bureaucracy, please do
your community the favor of not running for office
again. You have a very short time to begin to tackle
these important problems.
Greg Miller, St. Thomas


Welcomed Improvements of Motor Vehicle Procedures


One of the annoying things with re-registering a
motor vehicle was the inflexible date of the yearly ex-
tension of the vehicle license.
If your vehicle license expired in the time when
you were off the island, you had to pay an extra fine
for registering the vehicle later.
To our great, pleasant surprise, the regulation of
motor vehicle registration recently changed your
registration date can be changed to the time when you
reregister the vehicle.
This is a great improvement and it indicates that
there is somebody in the department with creative


thinking of the needs of drivers. Other improvements
are also visible less waiting and a pleasant atmo-
sphere in the department.
If these improvements continue, I would recom-
mend registering a vehicle by mail which the depart-
ment sends to the driver in proper time and the only
needed visit to the department would be for the actual
vehicle inspection. Everything else can be done by
mail, no waiting at all. This is how it is done on the
mainland and it saves time to everybody.
Z. Hruza,
St. John


(L to R) Carol Beckowitz, Julie Brook Nave,
Karen Vahling and Dr. Jan Perkins, DVM.


in the dumpster, not in the sea!
Another item that somehow
washed ashore was a large propane
cylinder. For this heavy item, the
Beach Babes called in a few Beach
Boys, who obliged to remove the
heavy tank.
In thanks, the Babes invited the
Boys to enjoy a pot luck lunch
with beverages provided by Miss
Lucy's. Somehow, the Boys al-
ways find a way to the Babes. Or


Mary Dufor,


vice versa?
Special thanks to Guy at Miss
Lucy's for giving us cold drinks,
encouragement and a table under
the sea grape trees. Thanks also to
the Coral Bay Community Council
for providing trash bags.
If you are a Beach Babe (or
Boy) who would like to join us
next time, next beach, email me at
ReefAware @yahoo.com
Karen Vahling


It's Time To Deal with Crime


Beach Babes Clean Up Friis Bay







St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Senator Barshinger's Free Ride Is Over


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Our Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger has crossed
the line of whom and what he is to represent.
In the St. John newspaper, the Tradewinds, he has
a column entitled "Senator-at-Large Reports." He
wrote and I quote, No\\ I must caution all who are in-
volved to demand strict accounting by the leadership
of UDG. There is a risk that some within the UDG
will become infatuated with the idea that they can col-
lect money and fight a court battle. Yes, we will fight
when we are forced to fight. But we must never fight
for the sake of fighting. And no one should profit from
the fight, all money should go to the mounting a legal
case that leads to a resolution."
It is clear to see Senator Barshinger is implying
or eluding to some form of corruption. Is this your
feeble attempt to destroy the good name of the Virgin
Islands Unity Day Group? Are you telling your con-
stituents not to fight for their rights? What exactly are
you really saying?
The VI Unity Day Group (VIUDG) under the di-
rection of its current President (Lorelei Monsanto),
is a registered 501(c)4 Non-profit organization. All
documents for VIUDG are current and in good stand-
ing with all governmental agencies.
The IRS has copies of our Property Tax Lawsuit as
well as our request for reconsideration with the Public
Service Commission. They also have our accounting
records and copies of the filed By-Laws. The VIUDG
has an open book policy and strives for excellence
in transparency. The inference by Senator-at-Large
Barshinger is outrageous and slanderous at best.
Senator Barshinger has never taken on any issues.
He rides on the coat-tails of any group or organiza-
tion and tries to grand-stand on the work and goals
they have accomplished. Senator Barshinger is not a
leader but a very accomplished follower!
The VI Unity Day Group was created to educate,
inform and fight for the survival of all the residents
of the Virgin Islands no matter the color, creed,


Most of the EDC companies are
not native Virgin Islands compa-
nies. It is time for the government
to change giving away money to
off island companies. In 2008, the
government had 30 percent lower
income. That was a shortfall of
$188 million. These companies
should have a government audit.
All of their trucks use the roads.
Who pays for road repairs? The
working people. On St. John EDC
companies take their garbage to
the transfer station and who pays
to take that to St. Thomas? The
working people.
It is time to change the rules.
From January 1, 2010, all EDC
companies should pay 100 per-


religion etc. Martin Niemoller a German pastor who
opposed the Nazis wrote and I quote:
"In Germany they came first for the Communist
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade
unionist and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a
trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholic and
I didn't speak up because I am Protestant. Then they
came for me. And by that time, there was no one left
to speak up."
The VIUDG function is to afford all the residents
of the Virgin Islands that voice, to speak up! For
years, the people have had their cries fall on deaf ears.
The constituents which Senator Barshinger serves re-
ceived no relief on our issues and the people found
the only recourse was to the go to court to find justice,
file for reconsideration with the PSC and fight and
have the voice.
Senator Barshinger I am requesting a written apol-
ogy to the VIUDG. Your type of politics is dead. You
never contributed to the fight, on the two issues you
seem to be taking credit for as yours. Your proposed
legislation has no merit or stamina. How is it that you
never seem to know some of the ills your constituents
have and be in the fore-front of the change for us?
The people will be educated and informed to make
their own conscience decision since our only elected
voice on St. John seems to be a confusion maker and
stands for no issues. We need real remedies for the
problems that plague this community.
Laws that represent and protect us! Laws that have
revenue streams attached for longevity of the bill.
This is the real world and we are solution oriented.
I implore all the residents of the Virgin Islands
to ask the tough question, "what has Senator Craig
Barshinger done for the residents of St. John?" Sena-
tor Barshinger your free ride is over!
Lorelei Monsanto, VIUDG President


cent of their taxes. The rules can
be changed due to the fact that
the islands and the country are in
a deep recession. This bill could
be passed under the Emergency
Rules and Regulations. The EDC
company will say they will have to
close shop, but they have invested
millions in their business and will
not quit and run.
The senators that sign on to
this bill can look forward to being
re-elected. Those that don't, start
looking for a new job.
These companies are making
millions at the peoples' expense.
How long are the senators going to
allow this to continue?
Now that government employ-


ees are going to consider enjoy-
ing eight payless holidays and the
EDC companies will still have all
their money to play with.
To help the businesses in the is-
lands we could have a five year tax
structure where new businesses
would pay no tax the first year, 20
percent the second year, 40 percent
the third and on until they pay full
taxes in their fifth year. This would
help small native businesses get a
start in life.
When are the people of these is-
lands going to speak out and stop
the outflow of their money and the
working people having to pay for
everything? And think positive!
Norman Gledhill, St. John


2008
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 67
Under Investigation: 67
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


2009
TO-DATE
Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 3
Under Investigation: 3
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
Under Investigation: 15
Solved: 1

3rd Degree Burglaries: 53
Under Investigation: 51
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 51
Under Investigation: 48
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0


St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I.
Police Department's Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an
unofficial record of calls to the station, reports and arrests on St.
John.



Alcholics Anonymous 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 Moravian Church, Coral Bay.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

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 St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.

Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6
to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.


Rethinking EDC Benefits







16 St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009


Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas


Continued from Page 12
Roasted Calabaza
(local pumpkin)
If pumpkin is not available
Acorn Squash seeded and cut
into one-inch thick rings is a
great substitute.
3-4 pounds calabaza
peeled, seeded and cut
into 1 inch thick half
moon shape pieces
S /2 cup low sodium soy
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons black pep-
per
cup olive oil
Directions:
1. In a large mixing bowl
marinate calabaza with
soy molasses and black
pepper for 30 minutes.
2. Toss with olive oil and
roast on a foil line bak-
ing sheet for 30 to 40
minutes or until the cal-
abaza is golden brown
and soft to touch.

Chipotle Sweet
Potato Mash
4 pounds Sweet Pota-
toes peeled and cut into
1 inch chunks
2 pounds Russet pota-
toes peeled and cut into
1 inch chunks


I.


1 chipotle pepper
(canned in Adobo
sauce) minced
1 teaspoon coriander
ground
1 teaspoon orange zest
S /2 cup unsalted butter
cut into pieces
Directions:
1. Steam or boil potatoes.
2. In a mixing bowl mash
potatoes and add chipo-
tle, coriander, orange
zest and butter one
piece a at a time.
If you do not want to spend
the money and or time on all of
the following rub ingredients
there is Adobo seasoning avail-
able in the market. Goya makes
a good product. Maybe add a
few red pepper flakes for heat.

Adobo Rub
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic
powder
1 tablespoon cumin
S /2 teaspoon red pepper
flakes
S 1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons onion
powder
Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients to-
gether


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3Day Walk

Continued from Page 9
the ladies joined the other 2,000
walkers at the camp site, Radke
explained.
"It's just this sea of pink tents,"
she said. "There is a dinning area
and there is entertainment and ac-
tivities for people. But us in our
50s, we just go to bed after walk-
ing all those miles."
The second day of the walk is
the weekend's longest course with
22.5 miles. During that grueling
day, walkers got extra encourage-
ment, according to Radke.
"We were in the Bethesda area
and we pretty much did a big circle
in a neighborhood area," she said.
"That was great because there was
a lot of community involvement.
There were kids high-fiving you
and people sitting on their lawns
cheering you on."
Finishing up the second day of
walking was the most emotional
experience Fahy felt during the
event, she explained.
"The best part was on that sec-
ond day when we walked more
than 22 miles," said Fahy. "I was
coming into camp and it was prob-
ably about 4 p.m. and I was just
exhausted. There must have been
about 100 people there cheering us
in and I just started crying."
"The whole staff was out there
and they were cheering and clap-
ping and screaming for you," Fahy
said. "It was just amazing."
On the final day of the walk,
participants wound their way over
17 miles back into D.C. With the


Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop,
the emotional closing ceremony
reminded participants why they
hit the pavement for three straight
days.
"The closing ceremony was
unbelievable and I was on stage,"
said Radke. "There are flag bear-
ers who carry flags in honor of
someone and I was carrying a flag
for my aunt. There were 12 people
with flags and for me the most
emotional one was a woman who
was honoring the future and had
her two-year-old granddaughter
walk on stage."
"She represented the future and
she was just adorable," said Radke.
"It was amazing."
This was Radke's second 3Day
walk, but it won't be her last. She's
already registered to participate in
one next year as well.
"Just remembering the past
experience makes me want to go
back every year," she said. "I got
involved in the first place because
I was looking for some kind of
athletic thing to do. I thought it
was a great way to go for a walk
and raise money for a very worthy
cause."
"The feeling of accomplishment
is unbelievable," Radke said. "The
feeling you get when you're sit-
ting there with thousands of other
people who just raised millions of
dollars by asking for it for say-
ing please help us find a cure for
breast cancer is incredible."
Fahy registered for the walk
after hearing Radke's experience,


she explained.
"I signed up because Karen
said it was the experience of her
lifetime and I was really attracted
to that," said Fahy. "We raised so
much money and so much aware-
ness, it was really amazing."
Severance signed up for the
walk in order to reach a personal
goal, she explained.
"I wanted to do something posi-
tive this year," said Severance. "I
wanted to do something to help
others and I happened to run into
Karen and heard about the walk
and thought it would be perfect."
The walk was about more than
just raising funds to fight breast
cancer, explained Severance.
"If they find a cure for breast
cancer, that means they are that
much closer to finding cures to
other cancers too, so for me it
wasn't just about breast cancer,"
said Severance.
Each year the need to raise
funds and find a cure becomes a
bigger priority for Radke, she ex-
plained.
"It becomes more real to me
every year because you come into
contact with so many people who
are suffering or fighting breast can-
cer," Radke said. "That keeps me
walking. Until we find a cure we
have to continue to raise as much
money as we can possibly can."
In total, the Washington, D.C.
3Day event raised more than $7
million for the Susan G. Komen
for the Cure, which is dedicated to
finding a cure for breast cancer.


SAMBACOMBO Gears Up for 500th Monday


Continued from Page 11
people really stood out for Green-
gold.
"Carole King was there last
year," he said. "She was a guest of
some regular customers so I knew
she was there. When we went to
take a break all of a sudden this lit-
tle Jewish woman who looked like
a tourist from New York came over
and asked to take our picture."
"I told her she could take the
picture and was welcome to sing
with us too," Greengold said. "She
didn't want to sing, but after we
were finished I got to sit at her
table and talk to her."
King is not the only celebrity to
enjoy a Monday night at La Tapa.


Greengold has also played for Mi-
chael J. Fox, a frequent St. John
visitor, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedg-
wick and Eli Manning.
"It's always fun to play and
when there is someone famous in
the crowd, it kind makes it that
much more fun," said Greengold.
Monday nights at La Tapa are
now an island institution thanks to
the music and the menu. While the
sounds of Sambacombo wafting
through the windows might bring
people in the doors, it's the food
that Ewald serves which keeps
them coming back year after year,
Greengold added.
"Alex has an amazing menu and
she really does incredible food,"


he said. "It's really fun for us to
be there and to put up our banner
outside the restaurant on Monday
mornings."
"During season every Monday
night there is a line of people wait-
ing to come in," Greengold said.
"Every Monday night looks like a
Saturday night."
Sambacombo plays at La Tapa
each Monday night from 6:30
to 9:30 p.m. and will reach their
milestone sometime in November.
La Tapa is planning a special
celebration of Sambacombo's five
hundredth Monday night gig on
Monday, November 30. For more
information or to make reserva-
tions at La Tapa call 693-7755.


To Fight Breast Cancer


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St. John Tradewinds, October 26-November 1, 2009 17


American Legion Co-Ed Flag

Football Scores and Standings
Patriots 45 Packers 28
This shoot-out was a real crowd pleaser as both teams matched
TDs throughout the game. Tommy Gibney stepped in at quarter-
back for the Packers and immediately made his presence known
by tossing three scoring passes two to Jalen Frazier and an-
other to Abari Meade. The Patriots put on a scoring show of their
own as De'Quan Cline and Anthony Angol provided a tough one-
two punch. Cline pitched three TDs on the game at quarterback
and received three at wide out.
The score was tied at the half-way mark 20 to 20 but the Patri-
ots came out roaring in the second half scoring 25 points to only
eight for the Packers. Kwazi Browne and Te'Kejah Richardson
chipped in by receiving four more Cline passes for TDs with three
going to Browne. The Patriots meet the always-tough Broncos in
the late game October 23.
Raiders 18 Broncos 12
It was all tough defense in this very evenly matched contest.
The Raiders started the scoring with a Shakeem Meade to Ohene
Lambertis connection in the first half. The always tough and un-
defeated Broncos found themselves ahead 12 to six at the end of
the half as Jay Williams tossed two TDs to R J Mathuzin.
In the second half it was all defense but Meade again found
his favorite receiver in Lambertis to even the score at 12 apiece.
With 1 minute and 10 seconds left in the game and the threat of
overtime eminent, Meade again found Lambertis in the end zone
and managed to hang on for the close win.
Standings as of October 16
Team W L PF PA
Broncos (Red) 3 1 85 26
Raiders (Black) 3 1 92 51
Patriots (Blue) 1 3 78 102
Packers (Green) 1 3 61 137

October 23 games featured the Raiders vs. Packers at 6 p.m.
and Patriots vs. Broncos at 7 p.m.




PSC Hosting VITELCO Meeting

November 5th on St. John

St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Public Services Commission is conducting hearings on the
VITELCO Change of Control proceedings regarding St. Thomas/St.
John Cable and St. Croix Cable Companies.
The VITELCO Change of Control Hearings have been expanded in
both time and location and will take place on all three islands. Time will
be allotted for the public to offer comments during the hearings at the
discretion of the hearing examiner.
The meeting on St. John will be on November 5 at 3 p.m. in Cruz Bay
Legislature building.
Comments may also be submitted in advance of the hearings to Mi-
chael S. Moore, PSC Legal Assistant, at mllSll\ i olliinul coin or via fax
at 774-4971 in St. Thomas. All comments submitted in writing will be
provided to the parties and hearing.



Deadline: Thursday, October 29th
Letters to the Editor, Press Releases, Advertising Artwork


Halloween Bash at Starfish
Starfish Market is hosting a Halloween Bash on
Saturday, October 31, outside the store on the first
floor of The Marketplace from 2 and 4 p.m. Partici-
pants will enjoy apple bobbing, coloring, pie contests
and pumpkins carving. Prizes will be awarded for
children and adults. See you there!

Male Review Fundraiser Nov. 7
In conclusion of October as Breast Cancer Aware-
ness month friends are hosting a fundraiser on Satur-
day, November 7, for Sharon "Puppy" Lees who is
currently fighting breast cancer. Crazy Cracker's will
be hosting a male review and auction of the island's
most eligible bachelors. Highest bidders can win
dates with these local guys.
Each male participant will have gift certificates for
local restaurants, bars, etc. to escort the winner on a
date. A silent auction is also planned. Doors open at 3
p.m. and the auction starts at 9:30 p.m. All money will
go to Puppy's medical expenses. For more informa-
tion call Ashley at 715-3361.


DOT Looking for Hospitality
Hosts and Entertainers
In an effort to enhance the welcome experience at
all ports of entry, the Department of Tourism is seek-
ing part-time hospitality hosts and hostesses to wel-
come passengers and provide island information to
visitors.
Applications for contracted employment may be
picked up at the DOT office in the Elainco Building
(across from the Nisky Moravian School) or at the
John McCleverty Welcome Center at the Havensight
cruise ship dock, or the Visitors' Center in Cruz Bay,
St. John.
In addition, entertainers including musicians, danc-
ers, and other performing artists who are interested in
performing for visitors should visit the Department
of Tourism office to provide demos and prices. En-
tertainers who have worked with the Department of
Tourism in the past are also urged to contact the De-
partment to update their files.
For more information contact Ernest Knight at
774-8784, ext. 2252.


St. John Police Report






EMERGENCY NUMBERS:


Land Line: 911 Cellular: 340-776-9110
St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880 St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333


Friday, October 16
10:00 a.m. An Estate Fish
Bay resident r/ that she was in
an accident. Auto accident.
4:00 p.m. An Estate Fish
Bay resident c/r that she is be-
ing harassed by another woman.
Police assistance.
4:10 p.m. A citizen r/ that a
customer ordered food and did
not pay. Refusal to pay.
Saturday, October 17
6:55 a.m. A visitor p/r that
someone struck her rental ve-
hicle while it was parked. Hit
and run.
10:05 a.m. A citizen c/r that
someone threatened to kill him
when he got off the boat in St.
Thomas. Disturbance of the
peace, threats.
Sunday, October 18
No time given A nurse at
Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center c/r that a
patient was assaulted. Assault in
the third.
No time given An Estate
Grunwald resident p/r that she


was involved in a physical alter-
cation. Assault and battery.
4:55 p.m. A citizen r/ shots
fired in the area of Upper Caroli-
na. Illegal discharge of firearm.
6:52 p.m. A citizen c/r that
her husband is creating a dis-
turbance. Disturbance of the
peace.
Monday, October 19
11:20 a.m. An Estate Ren-
dezvous resident p/r that some-
one stole items from his vehicle.
Grand larceny.
12:15 p.m. A citizen c/r loud
music coming from a vehicle.
Police assistance.
5:30 p.m. Unit 402C p/ at
Jurgen Command with Anthony
Stiles, Darrell Tasman and Mat-
thew White under arrest and
charged with reckless endanger-
ment. Reckless endangerment.
Tuesday, October 20
8:45 a.m. An Estate Hansen
Bay resident p/r someone giving
false information to the police.
False information.
12:20 p.m. An Estate Ren-


dezvous resident p/r that he was
assaulted. Assault in the third.
1:50 p.m. An Estate Contant
resident p/r a disturbance. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
6:03 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident c/r that her home was
broken into. Burglary in the
third.
Wednesday, October 21
8:30 p.m. Badge #1099 p/
at Jurgen Command with one
John Stevens under arrest and
charged with D.U.I. DUI.
11:37 p.m. An Estate Power
Boyd Plantation resident c/r a
disturbance in the area. Police
assistance.
Thursday, October 22
2:00 p.m. An Estate Power
Boyd Plantation resident c/r an
auto accident. Auto accident.
Friday, October 23
2:07 a.m. Central Dispatch
c/r that one Tom r/ that his neigh-
bor was assaulted. Assault.
9:15 a.m. A Cruz Bay resi-
dent r/ a lost passport. Lost doc-
uments.







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Community Calendar



St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call 776-
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Monday, October 26
The Committee on Appropri-
ations and Budget will meet on
St. John at the Cruz Bay Legis-
lature building on Monday, Oc-
tober 26, at 6 p.m. to consider
Bill 28-0101.
Tuesday, October 27
The next monthly St. John
Chapter meeting of the St.
Thomas-St. John Chamber of
Commerce will be on Tuesday,
October 27 at Ocean Grill Up-
stairs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 29
Beat the Bug at CareForce
2009 on Thursday, October 29,
when free flu and pneumonia
shots will be available for se-
niors at St. Ursula's senior cen-
ter from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The H1N1 vaccines for
priority groups will be admin-
istered on Thursday, October
29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St.
Ursula's Senior Center. The
Department of Health will no-
tify the public on future H1N1
vaccine site locations. For more
information call 773-1311, ext.
3240 or visit www.flu.gov.
The V.I. Public Services
Commission will meet on
Thursday, October 29, at 5:30
p.m. at the PSC office in Barbel
Plaza on St. Thomas. Ferry mat-
ters listed on the agenda include
the hearing examiner's report
on the St. Thomas/St. John pe-
tition for reconsideration of the
rate increase.
Friday, October 30
The Government Employees
Retirement System will culmi-
nate "GERS Month," which
commemorates the systems'
50th anniversary, with an open
house on St. John. Active and
retired members are invited to
a grand celebration at an open
house and benefits fair on Fri-
day, October 30, from 2 to 8:30
p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery.
Saturday, October 31
SThe annual Mongoose
Junction Tenants-hosted "Trick


or Treat" for island children
will be Saturday, October 31,
starting in the late-afternoon.
Parents should accompany their
children to the event.
Starfish Market is hosting
a Halloween Bash on Saturday,
October 31, outside the store
on the first floor of The Mar-
ketplace. Come out between 2
and 4 p.m. to enjoy apple bob-
bing, coloring, pie contests and
pumpkins carving. Prizes will
be awarded for children and
adults. See you there!
Thursday, November 5
The V.I. Public Services
Commission is conducting
hearings on the VITELCO
Change of Control proceed-
ings regarding St. Thomas/St.
John Cable and St. Croix Cable
Companies. The meeting on St.
John will be on Thursday, No-
vember 5 at 3 p.m. at the Cruz
Bay Legislature building.
November 6-8
The St. John Racquet Club
will host a VITA Junior Tennis
Tournament November 6-8 at
the Cruz Bay tennis courts.
Saturday, November 7
The Veterans Ball will be
November 7 from 6 to 11 p.m.
at the Westin Resort and Villas
ball room.
Wednesday, November 11
In celebration of the 90th
Anniversary of Veteran's Day,
American Legion Post 131 is
hosting a ceremony and BBQ/
pig roast in Coral Bay on No-
vember 11.
Saturday, November 21
The Rotary Club of St. John's
Flavors fundraising event will
be on Saturday, November 21,
from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Wes-
tin Resort.
Thursday, November 26
Tradewinds Publishing office
will be closed for the Thanks-
giving Day holiday. All adver-
tisements, press releases and
letters to the editor will be due
on Wednesday, November 25.


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Classifieds


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Efficiency apt/w/d
$600; Efficiency a/c w/d
$1400; One bedroom/
one bath $1200; One
bedroom/one bath $1200;
One bedroom/pool/w/d
$1700; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1300;
Two bedroom/one bath
$1700; Two bedroom/
two bath/pool/w/d $2000;
Two bedroom/loft/two
bath/w/d $2400; Three
bedroom/two bath/w/d
$1700; Three bedroom/
one bath $1875
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250; Two bedroom
house/ washer $1700;
Two bedroom/two bath
house/washer $1800


2 bedroom, 2 baths
furnished, A/C, W/D.
First, last and security.
Available November
1st. Call 775-7561.


Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate
Bethany, overlooking
Westin Resort with A/C.
Call 340-690-1104


Cruz Bay furnished
house, view, 2 bedrooms
A/C, 2 bath, W&D.
Pets considered. Nov 1.
$2400/mo. Year lease.
(340) 690-4532


Two 3BR/2BA apartments
for rent with a/c and w/d in
Pine Peace area. Clean and
ready to go for $2300. Call
776-6455 for an appointment

Long-term Chocolate Hole
Furnished 2 or 3 bed-
room $24'"X $2i81 i 1 or 2
Bedroom $1400/$1800
Ron 715-853-9696

Coral bay Seagrape Hill
furnished bedroom 1 studio/
office, breezeway garage
view hurricane hole clean
quiet safe $1800 /$1000
610-739-3361


New 2BR, furnished, large bath, off-street parking,
ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch
overlooking Westin, $1650/month; 340-776-6331 or
678-715-1129.


Long-term rental. Two FISH BAY LONG TERM
bedroom, two bath. With AVAILABLE DEC 1
or without furnishings. Furnished 3/2 native stone
Off-street parking. Spa- home w/covered desks &
cious porch, pool, a/c, 180 degree view $2700/mo
washer dryer, garden land- markmccullough earthlink.net
scaping.Gifft Hill area. 970-385-3416 w
Contact 315-286-9194. 9703826683 h


STUDIO APARTMENT WITH A/C IN PINE
PEACE FOR $750.00 776-6455.






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Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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ON EVERY LEVEL

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TO SHOP, DINE
AND WORK

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WE HAVE
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RETAIL, OFFICE
AND STORAGE
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STORAGE:
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Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos,
Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
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vNCOMMONS


new center with market, bank,
spa, & more
last remaining lease space avail.
1036 sq ft. / office or retail
reasonable rates /flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin
call Emily for info. #776-6666


St John Eye Care
boulon center

FREE EXAMS
for
Students
& Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


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


Satellite TV & Internet
Crystal clear TV from
Dish Network starting @
$9.99/mo. 1 MB Internet
service from Hughesnet
starting @ $70/mo.
Satellites survive hur-
ricanes. "When the poles
and wires are on the
ground, the satellites will
still be up there spinning
round. (340) 779 4001
sloopjones@sloopjones.com


GLASS MIRRORS GLASS SHOWERS
SCREENS TABLE TOPS
SAn EDC Qualified Supplier
LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND PAINTING
Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269


Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Office Clerk for Construction project with experience,
must be resident in St. John. Send resume via fax
787-701-3451 or e-mail:czonpr@hotmail.com




NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom
apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location pro-
vides an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and
V.I. National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four
people comfortably with air-conditioning, wi-fi and off-
street parking. Starting at $1000/week. For availability and
more information, email: stjohnrental earthlink.net.




10' Fiberglass Row Dinghy, poor condition, salvaged
on 9/27, Cruz Bay. Contact 340-514-5594 or email:
coyote @muchomail.com




Single Ford automobile key on keychain FOUND
last Thursday, October 8 in front Ronnie's Pizza.
The rightful owner should claim at Ronnie's Pizza.

Caribe inflatable dinghy FOUND Drake's Channel.
No engine, no registration numbers. If it's yours provide
serial number, proof of ownership. Call Bob 340-776-6462



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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
340-715-0530


Leaves Cruz Bay
7:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:45 p.m.


Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship.
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

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.
776-6339

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday
779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

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

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617


Leaves Charlotte Amalie
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.


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Accommodations
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
www.carefreegetaways.com

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

Century Hill Estates Vacation
Rentals
(340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688
www.centuryhillestates.com

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.corn
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


Appliance Services
Appliance Paul
340-690-5213
"A1,, ,,u on, only on St. John"


Architecture
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


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

Scotiabank
#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552


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


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


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


Health
St. John Eye Care 779-2020
27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg


Insurance
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick. corn

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

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

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

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

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
info@remaxipr.com


R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 Restaurants
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30nm Tiies-Sat


Landscaping
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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


Property Manager
Cimmaron Property Management
tel. 340-715-2666
St. John's Premier Property Manager

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963
www.seaviewhomes.com


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


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

Skinny Legs "A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982
www. skinnylegs.com


Services
C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay

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St. John TradewindsNews Photo by C. Pishko


(L to R) Terry Pishko, Eleanor Gibney and her children Amelia and Alex
placing ID tags on trees.


Native Plant Garden
Continued from Page 7
they don't want."
"And, we wanted to preserve these trees,"
said Terry Pishko.
With about $3,000 in hand from the De-
partment of Agriculture grant, the homeown-
ers association got permission to create the
garden from Island Resources Foundation,
which owns the property, and got started on
the project in August 2008.
Before removing anything from the over-
grown site, however, the Pishkos enlisted
the help of St. John botanist Eleanor Gib-
ney, who surveyed the land.
"Before we cleared out any of the wild
tamarind or anything, Eleanor Gibney, who
was the consultant on the project, came out
and identified the native trees," said Terry
Pishko.
With native trees tagged for saving, a
team of volunteers from the homeowners
association set to work clearing the site of
catch and keep, sweet lime, wild tamarind
and iguana vine.
"That was the hardest part," said Terry
Pishko. "I haven't added up the total num-
ber of volunteer hours spent on the project,
but it's a lot."
After clearing out the overgrowth, the
group found guavaberry, mastic, yellow
prickle and white prickle trees among the
foliage. Gibney also provided several spe-
cies of native trees to plant in the garden,
explained Terry Pishko.
"Eleanor would come out and check the
site every once in a while and advise us and
she also provided native trees and shrubs for
us to add to the garden," said Terry Pishko.
The Native Plant Garden in Fish Bay now


boasts kapok, bullettwood and anthurium
trees thanks to Gibney, as well as a Solar-
num conocarpum, a rare bushy tree with
light blue flowers.
With the native trees and plants starting
to take shape, the Pishkos focused on the
aesthetics of the garden.
"The trees and bushes were planted and
then we decided to make it a little more
attractive and so we put in a footpath that
winds through the garden," said Terry Pish-
ko.
The four-foot wide path meanders through
the site and is composed of crushed stone
over landscape cloth and outlined with land-
scape timber wood. The group also added
plant and tree identification signs and plan
to add more, explained Terry Pishko.
"There are some small signs there already,
but we plan to add more," she said. "Eleanor
has found more native plants that she didn't
see when the site was all overgrown."
After more than a year of hard work, the
Pishkos have been enjoying the fruits of
their labor and watching the neighborhood
use the garden.
"We've had really positive feedback,"
said Terry Pishko. "The garden is not just
for Fish Bay, we'd really like the whole is-
land to come out and take a look at it and
walk around a bit."
The Native Plant Garden is in Estate Fish
Bay on the main street, called Marina Road,
on the left just past the first bridge. The
community is invited to visit and watch the
garden grow.
"We have plans to create an educational
brochure and some people in our group are
talking about expanding the garden too,"
Terry Pishko said. "It's been a lot of work,
but I think the results are very satisfying."


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"Fish Beach" New Mediler. *"The Love Shack" Featured
rarean Slyle 2 bedroom luxury in national magazines, is
pool villa located in Cocoloba located on the secluded Island
Beach E slates a prvale waler. of Lovango Cay just a 10
Irorn neighborhood with com- minute boal lnde rom St. John.
munily beach parcel and (dok Powered by the sun and wind
DOirdenlg tne Nalinal Part this intimate post iand beam
near Peef Bay yet near all Ine beach front home with guest
amenilaes Io Cruz Bay Villa cottage and spa is elegantry
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palioS kitchen wit~ slona coun- plan Just steps front the palm
lertops stainless appliances studded Wnd beach and its
Greal value al only $1.195,000 own shared boat dock $2,250,
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"Coral Bay Case" Masonry
two bedroom, two bath home in
beautiful Upper Carolina. Enjoy
unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
across the valley. The master
suite is on the main level along
with the kitchen, dining. living
areas and deck. Spacious lower
level bedroom suite has sepa-
rate entrance and is already
plumbed for an additional
kitchen. Deeded beach rights at
Johnson's Bay for those who
enjoy watersports. $875,000


S .. ...... "Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy beautiful sunset views Irom Ihis breezy
mountaintop location easily accessed by Paved public road in Estate
Glucksberg The main home is masonry wich slone accents fealuring
two bedroom suites. central living and kitchen area ard dipping pool.
Separate one-bedroom cottage of mixed consruclion oilers faxibillry in
form 4o caretaker's quarters Or added rental spaoe $1.295,000
"Southern Cross" The location of this traditional Danish style stone
home is about as good as it gets, offering the utmost privacy yet only a
ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features include large covered
ik f porches beautiful Custom mahogany cabinets and buill-in b9r exposed
concrete beams & window sills and tile floors all combine 10 create an
elegant atmosphere Cool breezes & waler views on an almost level lot
with room to add a pool or spa $1.395M Adoining lot also available
"Amorita" Beautiful masonry home in Chocolate Hole North has large
Spool deck with spa and faces southeast to calch Ite breezes Waler
views of Hart Bay and the South Shore and just minutes from Cruz Bay
and a short walk lo the Westin Resort Fealures include mahogany tnm,
hand painted bathroom sinks, stone arches & vaulted cypress ceilings,
screened gallery fruit trees & deeded access to two beaches 999.000
"Coyaba" means heavenly in the Arawak language and [nis new
elegant home is just that On a flat one acre lot this home offers water
views of the Canbbean & the bay below The large open-style great
room. kitchen and dining area plus 3 bedrooms are localed on one level.
Enjoy the sounds of the surf together with breezy easterly trade winds.
Deeded beach rights at Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole 54,413,000
L.E ...".. Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos under
construction in Cruz Bay 2 3 & 4 bedrooms available A/C walk o1 Frank
i,.O Bay beach and town Water views high quality appliances These will be
some of the most spacious condos on SI John Only 20R% down.
Completion scheduled for this month Special pre-construction prices
5825,000 to $1.35M Contact islandia for details Time is now for a
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Bordeaux Mountain Large lot with great news up the Sir Francis Drake Ch'annel o the Brilish
Virgin Islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyke. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground uliilities available Listed for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not will be seriously considered.
NEW LSTINGI "Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income
with this aprtmentlstudio duplex. Good Neighbornooa. quiet area, only 5 minutes to town and
walking distance to Pine Peace School. Property is non-conforming. $375,000
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. "Access thru Upper Peter Bay road.Just Reduced to$1 2M
"VOYAGES BUILDING" A combination commercial & residential property in the heart of Coral
Bay between the Cocoloba Shopping Center & a proposed marina, this is an ideal location for a
restaurant, retail shops or offices. There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor
and a swimming pool on site. This well constructed building is just across the road from the
waterfront, with views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $2.6M
Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views
for just $199,000. "Bella Vista" 4 bedrooms with terrific views to the BVI for only $850,000.
"Zootanvaal Cottages" A unique SL John property with 850' of waterfront, 5 acres, 4 masonry
rental cottages and a white powder sand beach on Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monument.
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POINT RENDEZVOUS New rental villa in upscale neighborhood. Masonry construction with low maintenance features.
3 bdrm/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool
set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay at
your door step. Now only $1,250,000.
CHEZSHELL- Charming 3 bd /3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset
views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully dec-
orated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors, A/C, cus-
tom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan. $1,295,000.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms/3 baths, large screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $2,445,000.
TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St.
Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks,
privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with a 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
acre lot. $899,000.
VILLA ROMANCE Brand new, luxury 4 bd. pool
villa, features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof,
coral flooring, columns, fountains & vibrant sunsets over
Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/
covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay
views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
PLUMB GUT 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.
BAYVIEW -Very private villa bordering Natl. Park,
minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design
with 2 bldgs connected by pool, decks & patio. 280 views
overlooking Francis Bay & North shore, + Coral Bay &
BVI's. $1,695,000.
CAROLINA Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat /2 ac. fenced lot. $399K.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridgetop villa w/incredible views
of North shore and down island. Large pool w/waterfall, 3 bd/
bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings
and landscaping, vacation rental history. $2,495,000
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000.


NAUTILUS Dramatic setting on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/ 2 bath
masonry with large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to
sunset views, 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular drive. $1,699,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing condo, with
2 bedrooms & 2 baths, amazing views of Great Cruz Bay, &
St. Thomas, and a brand new common pool. Excellent loca-
tion just minutes from Cruz Bay. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach,
hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZ BAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road.$400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor
views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE -2 beautiful sites. $299K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $165K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $95k and up.
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, estab-
lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven-
tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.


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villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
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IA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd.
: HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac.
EFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre
ATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach
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'DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access
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I" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront
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S"CANEEL HILL" OWNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3
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EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground
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"CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY" private
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"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
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BEST BUY "JOHN'S FOLLY" OCEANFRONT & "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI
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"BOATMAN POINT" 2 W t ls wh v s "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacularBVIviews,excellent
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MONTE BAY Spectacular waterfront home in Klein
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pool deck, workout room & spa. Separate 2 BR cottage.
$3,850,000
NEW! Least expensive home on the market! Great
starter home with room to expand. Property has CO.
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available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home
in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many
amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs
w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre.
Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic
views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling
breezes $2,390,000.


WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while
gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush tropical
gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
MAHOGANY TREE VILL a charming B&B
offering a gatect Bay & town. (4)
1bd/1ba units witlbT common pool & garage. $895,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners
apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for
expansion. $1,800,000
NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home overlooking
Carolina Valley. Spacious covered porches, breezy
location. Ideal for starter home with 2nd unit for rental
income. $679,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart
Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
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GHS Cooks First

Meal During Class
Hinds Restaurant owner and chef Walter
Hinds led Gifft Hill School students in their first
foray in the kitchen. The class cooked up glazed
carrots, mashed potatoes and chicken for a meal
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