VINP To Start Enforcement at Bulk Head Page 4 Renovations at Maho Bay Pavilion Could Be Finished in Four WeeksPage 3Franklin Powell Sr. Park Renovations Nearly Complete One Month Late See Story on Page 5 Kayak for a Cause:Team River Runner's Chaotic Kayak Race Fundraiser August 28Page 7 FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC. Only One Bankprovides the most convenience in the Virgin IslandsFir stBank c ombines e xperience with today' s most advanced services to deliv er One Stop Shopping for all your nancial needs. Call or visit us and nd out why so many people choose FirstBank. July 18-24, 2011 Copyright 2011Happy Eco-Campers Get Up Close With Marine Worms and Campfires at VIERSPage 6
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There will soon be a spiffy new venue for parties and gatherings in the V.I. National Park. Renovations to the old Maho Bay Pavilion perched on the beach at Big Maho Bay should be complete by the middle of August, accord ing to VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. The existing pavilion has been restored and reroofed with a new waterside deck constructed and new windows and doors being installed, said Hardgrove. It will be open to the public in four weeks. The large pavilion, which is being restored, will be available for public use through VINPs special use permit, according to Hardgrove. VINP contractors are also constructing a new, smaller, open-air pavilion next to the refurbished pavilion, which residents will be able to use without making reservations, Hardgrove added. The large renovated pavilion will be avail able through our special use permit reservation system, said the VINP Superintendent. The new smaller pavilion is also nearly completed and will be available without reservation. Also nearing completion at Maho Bay is mens and womens dome rest rooms, located at the far west end of the beach. As contractors wrap up work in the area, the focus will be on landscaping and installing new picnic tables, trash facilities and grills. cost VINP a total of $429,000, according to Hardgrove. There are 11 additional parking spaces planned near the pavilion area at Maho Bay which will include two handicapped accessible spots connected to the pavilions via a concrete pathway, Hardgrove explained. landscaping, picnic tables, trash facilities, grills road, he said. Concrete walkways will tie the site together and meet accessibility standards to include two handicapped parking spaces. As the facilities along the beach are getting upgrade, parking at Maho Bay will be following new patterns soon as well. VINP mainte a parking area located across North Shore Road on the far east end of Maho Bay. In the wake of rain and high winds a few weeks ago, several trees in the area fell down, which delayed work, explained Hardgrove. Were still working on the parking area and were moving along, said the VINP Superintendent. Recent rains and wind have caused some setbacks, but we will have the area safe and ready in the next month or so. The NPS is nearly completed with the clearing, new parking area and new entrance. The contract is being awarded to remove the trailer from the site, Hardgrove said. We look forward to having this available and open to the public this summer. Once the parking lot and the spaces near the longer allow parking along the beach at Maho Bay, Hardgrove added. devices are also slated for Maho Bay, accord ing to Hardgrove. trol devices along North Shore Road at Maho Thursday, July 21st INDEX St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 3 Residents Can Enjoy Newly Renovated Maho Pavilion SoonMaho Bay Beach pavilion renovations should be nished in four weeksContinued on Page 22
4 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Anyone who leaves their dinghies tied up at the V.I. National Park bulkhead should move them by next week. of renovations will get underway soon, explained VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. Were going to start enforcement warning next week for people to relocate their abandoned dinghies to from the VINP bulkhead to the Port Authority docks, which were repaired by Chamber of Commerce and community volunteers, said Hardgrove. John Festival festivities quieted down before launch ing the dock work, Hardgrove added. We need the dinghies to start migrating to the structed by the community, he said. We waited for those docks to be repaired, for high season to slow down and for Festival to be over before we started containment booms. Well use half the bulkhead for the construction folks using the moorings to pay their fees and get information from the visitors center, said the VINP Superintendent. Work is expected to last 120 days and after renoing new rules for the use of the bulkhead, Hardgrove explained. When we reopen at the end of the 120 days, well talk more about usage of the area, he said. There will be new rules and new signage going up there. Dinghies left at the VINP bulkhead will either be moved to the seaplane ramp or turned over to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Hardgrove added. VINP T o Start Enforcement at Cruz Bay Bulkhead This W eek We need the dinghies to start migrating to the Port Authority docks in Cruz Bay which were reconstructed by the community. We waited for those docks to be repaired, for high season to slow down and for Festival to be over before we started the project. Now we are going to need to put out the containment booms.
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds After facing delays due to logistics issues and rainy weather, renovations to the Franklin Powell Sr. completed last week. The renovation process began on Monday, February 7, and it was anticipated that work would be completed by June 14, in time for St. John Festival events. While that deadline was not met, construction at the park did not have a huge impact on Festival, explained St. John Administrator and Festival Committee president Leona Smith. It did affect us somewhat in regards to having less space, but overall, everything worked out well, said Smith. The contractor allowed us to use the bandstand for Food Fair, which was really good. And the vendors, who were moved over by Natures, said that was actually a better location because of the cruise ship passengers coming in at the Creek. The new park features benches which are uncomfortable to lie down on, in an effort to address the long-standing problem of homeless people sleeping in the park. The utilities have been bur ied, and planters and an ADAcompliant accessible ramp were constructed. There will likely no longer be space for vendors in the park in the future either, Smith explained. A new temporary location for vendors is being sought, she added. The work was done by Apex Construction, and was overseen by the Department of Public Works. Maintenance of the newly renovated Frank Powell Park will fall under the discretion of the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation. These renovations were long overdue, said Smith of the apSt. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 Frank Powell Park Renovations Near Completion One Month Late
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Instead of hosting its usual groups of university researchers, each summer the V.I. Environmental Resource Station transforms into a youth camp, welcoming local children to explore its remote Lameshur Bay environment. Sponsored by Friends of V.I. National Park, the free Eco-Camp Program at VIERS has been going strong for 11 years. This summer three-day, two-night camps for children between the ages of 7 and 12. campers arrived at VIERS eager to swim, collect marine specimens and roast marshmallows over Swimming and free time are the best, said Eco-Camper Ruby especially roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Students also collected marine worms, called polychaetes, and studied the specimens with University of Maine Farmington professor Nancy Prentiss. Prentiss is overseeing an on-gorine worms, or polychaetes, which exist in local water and are often explained Prentiss. These marine worms are typically under-studied, especially in VINP where many scientists are looking at coral and reefs and and other worms eat these polychaetes. It has been found that over 50 worms, Prentiss said, whose work at Lameshur is attracting international attention. al, Monday, July 11, Eco-Campers collected numerous polychaetes for Prentiss on-going study. It was really cool, said Cioppa about the night-time specimen buckets and collected all of these really cool things. The next day, campers had the chance to study their collections under microscopes at a VIERS classroom with Prentiss. You are so lucky to live here, Prentiss told the campers. There are so many fantastic worms in the water. Most people dont know these worms are even here. worms, VIERS Eco-Campers got an up close look at polychaetes as small as an eyelash and others visible with the naked eye. In addition to studying worms, campers were also excited to go swimming and gather around the lows. Friends of VINP relies on maprogram available to local children each year, explained the Friends development director Heath Ruhsam. Lana Vento Charitable Trust, Disney World Cruise Lines, VIEPSCoR, MHW Associates, Glacial Energy VI, LLC, International Capital and Management Compa-6 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 Continued on Page 16 Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* FOR MORE INF ORMATION, PLEASE CALL .., EXT WR-FitnessClub TW 3.2011.indd 1 3/23/11 6:44 PM VIERS Eco-Campers Get Up Close with Marine Worms and Campfires
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 7 Kayak for a CauseTRR's Chaotic Kayak Race Fundraiser August 28By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for a little adventure and a way to help support men and women who have been wounded serving their country? Mark those calenders for Sunday, August 28, at 1 p.m. for the St. John Chaotic Kayak 2011 at OppenSt. John program. TRR was founded in 2004 by Washington D.C. kayaker Joe Mornini at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The program is dedicated to helping wounded warriors heal through kayaking. The groups mission is simple to create an environment of healthy adventure for healing active duty service members and veterans through paddle sports but TRRs impact is profound The program offers leadership skills, sorely missed excitement and mental and physical exercise. The group also gives veterans a needed sense of true camaraderie and empowerment. From its beginning at Walter Reed seven years ago, TRR now has chapters associated with more than 20 Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country. After perfecting their skills in a rehab pool, TRR participants hit the road and the rapids, or ocean, at trips from the Grand Canyon to Cinnamon Bay. TRR planned 2008 trip due to lack of funds. Mornini and volunteers made sure that didnt happen in 2009 or 2010, when the group returned for a week of ocean kayak adventures each year. TRR is planning its next trip to St. John this November and needs the communitys help. a group of veterans to St. John runs about $30,000 and the group has already raised about half of that amount. ran the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race as a fundraiser for trip in February. Amy and Tom Larson of Sadie Sea have been donating their tips to the cause which has upped that amount to $15,000, explained Brandi Schuld. While many restaurants and businesses offer inkind donations and supply meals and transportation for the veterans during their Love City stays, the ChaWell provide standard water cannons, but people can bring their own too, as long as they are manually powered. There will be a weapons inspection before the race.Continued on Page 18 SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 www.maho.org PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music Maho double occupancy Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) DONT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) firstname.lastname@example.org or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com WE'RE WORKING ON OUR 2012 EDITION!CALL 776-6496 FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES
St. John Tradewinds Friends of the Amos and Cindy aboard the catamaran Kekoa on Sunday evening, July 10. Amos Rutnik, 40, died on June accident in Estate Fish Bay the night before. The Kekoa cruise wife Cindy and their two children Cristian and Jessica. Kekoa Black Sail Catamaran owners donated the use of their vessel, St. John Brewers provided beverages and Bob Schlessinger of Tropic Focus Photography was on hand to capture memories of the day. Several local musicians also came out to keep the crowd enter tained. The cruise brought in about $4,500 for the Rutnik family and friends are hoping to raise even more funds through the sale of Schlessingers photos. Pictures from the sail will be available at Post Net in The Marketplace for $3 for a 4x6 and $5 for a 5x7 with all of the proceeds going to the Rutnik family. Additional donations can be made to Cristian and /or Jessica Rutnik, care of Cindy Rutnik, 5000 Estate Enighed PMB #192, St. John, VI, 00830.8 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 Friends Remember Amos and Raise Funds for Rutnik Family Aboard KekoaSunset sail brings in $4,500 for Rutnik family To Bidders for Summer Maintenance ServiceSt. John Tradewinds nerships, and entities are invited to submit their bid proposals to provide services for the St. Thomas/St. John District Summer Maintenance programs for the areas of landscaping and Bidders will be required to provide all labor, materials, and equipment, and otherwise per form all things necessary to provide the services at various facil ities throughout the St. Thomas/ St. John District. Tuesday, July 12: Bid packages become available at the Property and Procurement & Curriculum Center in Estate Annas Retreat, St. Thomas Monday, July 18: Pre-bid of the St. Thomas/St. John District Superintendent, Conference Room, Curriculum Center in Estate Annas Retreat, St. Thomas. 9 a.m. Landscaping 10 a.m. Janitorial Thursday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.: All bid proposals are to be received in a sealed envelope directed to the following: Cosmore Wheatley, Director, Property and Procurement, & Auxiliary Services, Department of Education, 1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802-6746. Packages received will be stamped with the time and date immediately upon receipt, then opened and evaluated based on the criteria outlined. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered, but will be retained by the Department until after an award is made and then didate. August 8-22: Work to commence The department will render assistance to individuals, partnerships, and entities to as a responsive bidder, and is requesting that all interested in bidding attend the pre-bid meet ing scheduled. of a responsive bidder, the department will review the documents that bidders must submit in order to qualify with their bid proposal or upon request by the department. For more information contact Cosmore Wheatley, Director of Property & Auxiliary Services at 775-5551. ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Gold Addy Award Magazine Design Kekoa.
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 9 Public School Registration Phase II on St. John Scheduled for August 19 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds Parents wishing to enroll their children in St. Thomas/St. John District public schools for the 2011-2012 school year are advised of the second phase of registration which begins on Tuesday, July 5, and will continue through Tuesday, July 26. Registration is from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Educations Curriculum Center (located in Annas Retreat across from the Seventh Day Adventist Church). Registration for children residing on the island of St. John will be held on Friday, August 19, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from 8:30 a.m. through 11:45 a.m. Parents and guardians are reminded that the child or children to be registered must be present at registration. Students entering 2011. The following documents are required for processing: Passport (foreign or American) or Resident Card or card with the attached clearance form issued at the mandatory requirement of the registration process. Report Card or Transcript from previous school Social Security Card or number Proof of Physical Address applicable Students 17 years of age or older on the date of registration or transfer, possessing a good academic standing, and in an age appropriate grade, will be permitted into the regular day education program. All others will be referred to the districts adult continu ing education programs. For more information contact Sharon Richardson, District Director of Parent and Community Involvement or Claudette Hodge at 775-2250. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove announced last week that as of July 1, the 215 acres, 25 years after it was acquired. The land located in the central part of the island includes acres in both Estate Beverhoudtsberg and Estate Bellevue was gifted to VINP by The Nature Conservancy in February 1986. On February 21, 1986, The Nature Conservancy presented a Deed of Gift to the United States of America for 21 parcels of land that comprise the expressed condition and limitation that the premises herein conveyed shall forever be held and administered as a National Park by the Secretary of the US Department of the Interior, according to information from the VINP. The Deed of Gift, which was accepted by the National Park Services Regional Director of the Southeast Region at the time, includes approximately 162.5 acres in Estate Beverhoudtsberg and 52.5 acres in Estate Bellevue, adThe land borders Gift Hill School and Gifft Hill Road and includes much of the upper watershed of the Fish Bay drainage system, which ultimately drains into VINP waters. While it has been known for years that this land was part of VINP, it was never incorporated into the parks actual boundary on maps. It was thought the boundary to incorporate the land when the revision of the Parks General Management Plan, which included public review and input, is completed, according to information from VINP. However, the publiin the Federal Register (Vol. 76, The Beverhoudtsberg Estate was one of the largest and richest estates on St. John during the early 1800s and many historic features of this once prosperous estate remain. During the mid 1800s the was located on this estate. Even before Dr. Hornbeck called the area home, the Beverhoudtsbergs were some of the original Dutch settlers on St. John and Johan Beverhoudtsberg was the head of the military command on the island, explained St. John historian Chuck Pishko. Johan Beverhoudtsberg was one of the men who defended Caneel Bay during the 1733 slave revolt, said Pishko. He had a sugar plantation up there. The estates on the ridge up there Susanaberg, Beverhoudtsberg and all the way to Catherineberg were prime land and the Dutch grabbed it all up. When sugar plantations went downhill, Beverhoudtsberg used vate provisions, Pishko added. cant with a series of ruins on the site, including the home of Dr. Hornbeck, who was appointed as the St. John District Physician, Pishko explained. the doctors house alone makes the area important. Ruth Lows St. John Backtime includes an article on the estate and a diagram of Hornbecks house. Soon Beverhoudtsberg, and the rest of the 215 acres, will cials are hoping to acquire funding to survey the boundaries on the ground, explained VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. We have a survey on maps and were going to need to go and get a ground survey, said Harduntil we get the funds. Weve owned the place for a while, we In the meantime, the VINP will continue to protect and preserve the land as it has been doing for the past 25 years, since it was accepted in 1986, Hardgrove added.Virgin Islands National Park Announces Addition of 215 Acres of Land Estates Beverhoudtsberg and Bellevue
By Dr. Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John has expanded its outreach to the young people of the island by introducing a summer internship program this year. Program will be limited to two interns each summer season. Kencia Jolly, 17, of Estate Pastory, and William Vesey, 14, of Estate Chocolate Hole, began their sixweek internship Tuesday, July 12. ACC Shelter Administrator Sally Nelson is training both Vesey and Jolly as a team to help care for the growing number of Community Service requirement for Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Her soft-spoken, gentle manner has proven perfect for working with the shelters cats and kittens. Further, her computer skills help Nelson Vesey has waited patiently for several years to be old enough to assist at the shelter. His love for kitties and all small animals has been a constant in his life. and half-tame kitties. Interns in the program must be between the ages of 14 and 17. The two young interns will assist Nelson from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, Jolly and Vesey will contribution to the well-being of the islands needy companion animals. Diana Ripley, who heads the ACCs humane educational efforts for school children, strongly supports this newest initiative. She called it a fun activity for the young teenagers which will help strengthen their skills in handling and caring for the animals. program a win-win opportunity, and Monica Munro, ACC Treasurer, said it was simply wonderful! 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. Johns Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay Animal Shelter Introduces New Internship ProgramBusinesses Invited To Participate in Cruise Industry ConferenceSt. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism will participate in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Associations 18th Annual Cruise Conference and Trade Show October 3 to 7 and is inviting local businesses to take part. The annual event, which will be hosted this year in San Juan, Puer to Rico, is the leading event for the Caribbean cruise industry, providing an excellent forum for exchanging information and developing business relationships with cruise line decision-makers. Each year the DOT participates in the conference and trade show, participation by partners from the private sector. In this economically challenging time, the DOT is committed to increasing the business opportunities for local companies working with the cruise lines, said DOT Commissioner Nicholson-Doty. By partnering with local businesses, we can most effectively showcase the broad range of tourism offerings that make the USVI a marquis destination for the cruise lines, as well as introduce new activities, products and services that help the USVI maintain its status as a premier Caribbean cruise destination. tend the event, the DOT will cover a substantial portion of the registration fee for companies that register at the DOT booth. Instead of paying $2,750 for a standard 10x10 booth, registrants with the DOT will pay only $550, representing a savings of 80 per cent. At this reduced rate, one delegate from each business may exhibit at the trade show, as well as attend conference seminars and social networking events. The participating business will be responsible for the cost of travel and lodging in Puerto Rico. Tour operators, attractions and suppliers of locally made products and services with appeal to the cruise industry are encouraged to contact the DOT before August 1. As space is limited, and in the interest of representing the diversity of tourism offerings, not all requests for participation may be granted based on space availability. For detailed information about the 18th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, including the conference agenda, list of workshops, and other activities, visit www.f-cca.com or call DOT at 774-8784.
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 11 Sun Power Loans for Solar Water HeatersNo money down Low Interest loan Up to $2,500 in rebateDont pay to heat Your Water; do it free, use the for a cleaner, greener Virgin Islands. Hurricane Supplication Day St. John Tradewinds We all have an opportunity to petition our higher authority to save us from the Armageddonesque weather patterns poised to our north. Weve seen violent tornadoes large amounts of snow melt in the Rockies. It seems no area in the United States was spared this year. We have a special day of prayer on the fourth Monday in July. This year it falls on July 25. Ms Carol A. McGuinness at the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library provided me with dars with two different dates. years ago, Pastor Philip Adams Dietrich arrived in St. Thomas from Denmark. He brought with him Lay Assistant Hofman. The West Indian Company had appointed Hofman to preach to the Danes on St. John and to serve as teacher at St. Johns Danish ous, devout, and a highly esteemed hurricane supplication service on July 25, 1726. In 1726 the Lutheran Church was located in Christian Fort on St. Thomas. Two rooms were used for worship as early as 1674. The Fort was the heart of the colony and the logical place for the community church. The church soon outgrew its rooms and took over the southeast bastion of the fort. Later, a church building was put up in the courtyard of the fort. It was known as Christ Church and served the congregation until 1753. Pastor Dietrich was instrumental in growing the church during this period. This historical account was for the 300th anniversary of Frederick Lutheran Church in 1966. Dietrich married Giertrud Helena Brandt in April 1725. They had three children; Pieter born in April, 1727 who passed at eight months, Maria born in August, 1730 who passed at four months, and Johan Hendrich who was born in 1731. His wife Giertrud died shortly thereafter. Raising a family in those days rivaled the trials of Job. In 1728, Dietrich wrote to the Governor asking for a plantation in Coral Bay, St. John for a school and house for him (ltr. translation by Leif Larson). He was given Little Reef Bay Plantation. It was a common practice to give retiring ministers land as a reward for good service. Dietrich again wrote the Gover nor asking to take Catto, a Company enslaved African, back to Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko St. John Tradewinds The Department of Human Ser vices will restore services through the Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP) on Monday, July 18, for elderly and disabled persons in need of assistance with their elec trical and gas bills. Recent Senate appropriations enabled DHS to continue ECAP after a two month termination of services since April due to budgetary constraints. Bi-monthly payment for electri cal bills will be provided to current and new clients who meet eligibil ity requirements. All elderly and disabled persons interested in receiving assistance are asked to bring their current electricity bill and proof of household income to the Division of Family Assistance plex on St. Thomas. Copenhagen with him to serve as a wet nurse for his surviving son, Johan. Catto came back to her family on St. Thomas in 1733. Dietrich sold his Reef Bay holdings to Jannis Runnels but left us with Hur ricane Supplication Day for the ages. Dept. of Human Services Restores ECAP
12 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 St. John Resident and V.I. Featured in Global Issue of Alumni Magazine St. John Tradewinds Photographed at a picturesque overlook of Trunk Bay on St. John by of Sisterhood Agenda, was featured in the July 2011 University of PhoePhoenix Focus Coleman, who lives on St. John, founded Sisterhood Agenda, an their self-knowledge, self-development and self-esteem. After graduating from Princeton University in 1992 and starting her from University of Phoenix to gain the skills she needed to grow Sister hood Agenda in a responsible and sustainable way. Today, her programs, curricula and Global Training Academy address the heath, cultural, social and economic needs of girls and women locally and worldwide. Sisterhood Agenda activities in the Virgin Islands include the Sister hood/Brotherhood Career and Life Skills Training Program, A Journey Toward Womanhood implementation, and the Annual Sisterhood/Broth ning its Inaugural Global Sisterhood Conference in St. Thomas. The article can be accessed online at http://www.phoenixfocus. Phoenix Focus
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds his small store front across from Cafe Roma for the past three years, Peter Luterek is moving down the road a piece. Luterek, who opened Precious Dreams Jewelers in St. Thomas four years ago, moved his operaing of tourists and locals alike who elry and watches Luterek offers at Precious Dreams. At the end of this month, Luterek will shutter his business for a few days as he prepares to relocate will open Precious Dreams at its new location half of the current store on August 1. St. Johnimals is not closing and great dog and cat toys, leashes and more from the popular pet shop. Store owners Ken Schadegg and Rob Upham simply decided that they no longer needed all of the space their shop provides. A few weeks ago we were in the store and we were going over what our best sellers are, said Upham. We constantly sell collars, leashes and toys; hands down, over and over. The other side the of the store is a lot of show space and it on space for these items that really werent selling as highly. The space used to be two everything on one side and have someone in on the other side, Upham said. St. John animal lovers need not worry; St. Johnimals will still offer everything in its inventory, and is even expanding its smaller offer ings, Upham added. Well still carry everything we as much display space, he said. Well have the custom dog beds, dog food, everything. And it seems that everything is getting smaller, even our dog food. Well start selling the smaller about a month, he said. Just as Upham and Schadegg were deciding they had too much space to use, Upham remembered a conversation he had with Luterek when St. Johnimals opened seven months ago. When we opened we ran into Peter who said he would love to be in Wharfside Village, but none of the spaces were working out for him, said Upham. We were talking about the store and how it used to be two stores, so were going to put the wall back up. And we thought of Peter for the other side of the shop. When Upham and Schadegg presented the opportunity to LuI knew Peter wanted to move down here to Wharfside and the timing was perfect as far as he was concerned, said Upham. When this opportunity came up, I was tickled pink, said Luterek. The new location is more desirable and I really see it as the next stepping stone for me as I grow the business. new to Luterek, who has been in the business for 20 years working fore branching out on his own. When I graduated from mili tary academy at 18 I moved to California to study marine technology ness, said the Precious Dreams owner. I started out in a store in Santa Barbara and it turned into a career. After doing the corporate thing for years, I had enough of making money for other people and had to go out on my own. Just like at Precious Dreams now, shoppers will be able to pick up one-of-a-kind creations from such line as Kro-Gu Collection and other small designers. Stop by the shop for hand hammered and hand stamped earrings and necklaces and more. Hoping to make the move a lit tle easier, Luterek is also slashing prices at Precious Dreams by 20 percent for the rest of the month. Upham doesnt expect to close St. Johnimals during the process construction demands, he wont leave customers high and dry. If we have to close for a day or so, well have our phone number in the window so people can get their dog food or whatever they need, said Upham. We dont want anyones dog to go without. By August 1 both shops should be settled into their respective locations, so be sure to stop by Wharside Village. For more information on Precious Dreams call Luterek at 714111 for more information about St. Johnimals call Upham or Schadegg at 777-9588.St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 13 We are profoundly grateful for the cards, messages, calls, meals, flowers, donations, labor and other generous acts of kindness and giving that our family has received since the death of our beloved Amos. We would also like to acknowledge the outpouring of love and compassion that has touched us deeply as this community has shared our sorrowwe are forever grateful. The Rutnik family Andrew, Janet, Sophie, Cindy, Cristian, Jessica and Frances Amos RutnikAugust 17, 1970 June 26, 2011 BOARD DEVELOPMENT ST. THOMAS SUGAR ESTATE HEADSTART COMPLEX SATURDAY, JULY 30 2011 9:00 AM 5:00 PM ST. CROIX VI CARDIAC CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 9:00 AM 5:00 PM SOCIAL MEDIA ST. THOMAS SUGAR ESTATE HEADSTART COMPLEX TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 9:00 AM 1:00 PM ST. CROIX VI CARDIAC CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 9:00 AM 1:00 PM DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES INVITES YOU TO REGISTER FOR ARRA SPONSORED TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS AND FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING) ST. THOMAS SUGAR ESTATE HEADSTART COMPLEX MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2011 9:00 AM 5:00 PM ST. CROIX VI CARDIAC CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011 9:00 AM 5:00 PM For further information please contact Suzette Rojas at 718 2980, 7180932 or 718 3873. A registration form is attached to this email to reserve your space. Training is free of charge, however, pre registration is mandatory for meal count. Precious Dreams Jewelers Moving To Wharfside Village as St. Johnimals' Owners Downsizes Retail Space
14 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHA T DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y JUL Y 21STThe apple cart has turned over. The writing is on the wall. We are living on borrowed time. Our homes are one paycheck away, businesses one client away and the government one law away from being shut down. This is a serious matter. There was a time when we could move around for a little more room. However, that time is up. Our backs are against the wall. We now have to work harder, longer and faster to keep up with the bills. Why? Because we thought that borrowing was the visors, others and ignored the basic principle, Dont spend what you dont have. Or, to put it in Biblical terms, Owe no man anything. Now we are in a mess. We now have to live longer left. How do we get out of this quicksand? Let me make several suggestions. Tithe 10 percent to God and donate to local chari ties. practice good stewardship. Help someone in need. You and I can make a pact to follow these guidelines and eliminate 80 percent of our debt in six months. By focusing on the vision and staying true, we can show the government that the people can lead. See you at the end, Emmanuel Prince ISLAND NOTES from the publisherSummertime is here. Directions: Relax and replenish as needed. MN Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsTill Debt Do Us PartDear Governor John deJongh, [As you will see by the notice,] the Port Author ity is immediately going ahead with using the land at trailers. This is such a disappointment and a very sad day our community, also as a community center, as well as a greater source of income for the Port Authority, beautifully landscaped all surrounded by our new 150 spot parking lot. Oh, and by the way, taxes for the coffer. Instead of Governor, I wish that the Port Authority would have had a town meeting to discuss this before proceeding with this plan. The only St. Johnian who had input into this plan was Mr. OConnor, Chairman of VIPA. I believe it is in the best interests of the St. John community that we review this decision and open a discussion to further consideration. There are many better uses of the GARVEE BONDS and the available $2.1 million. These funds could be used to create the many uses you and I discussed recently, and could open the door for a centerpiece of our town, sidewalks, economic opportunities, better management, and greater pride in our town. All of these activities would enhance our island and trailers will never create. Please save our town from this VIPA plan. Thank you, Steve Black Save Cruz Bay from VIP A's Plan at Enighed Pond Angie Hart Thanks Supporters out in so many ways, Thank you! Thank you to High Tide for hosting the event and all of our friends for being so kind. You are forever in my heart. Angie Hart
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 15 A TTENTION: Michael C. Prout ObituarySt. John Tradewinds Michael C. Prout, 32, of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, formerly of Milan, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Mike was born on July 18, 1978 in Sandusky, OH; he attended Montessori Child Enrichment Center, graduated from Edison High School in 1996, and later graduated from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburg. Mike began his culinary career at an early age, working at Marconis in Huron before traveling the country, working as a chef in various plac es including Long Beach, California, numerous cities in Colorado, and in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Campesina on Vieques, Puerto Rico. Most recently, Mike co-owned and operated La Plancha del Mar and The Black Sand restaurants in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was also a Culinary Arts teacher at Gifft Hill School. Customers and critics considered Mike to be not only a chef, but also ESPN, especially Ohio sports; dreaming of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Ducatis; and spending time at the beach with his wife and son. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Megan E. (Parker) Prout, whom he married on August 18, 2007, due with their second child in November; his 4 year old son Parker Prout; parents, Stephen and Betty (Heuser) Prout, of Milan, OH; two sisters, Mandi Prout, of Carbondale, CO, and Keri (Xavier) Canchola, of Ventura, CA; nephews, Nathan and Andrew Canchola; niece, Marli Canchola; beloved grandmother, Luetta Prout, of Castalia, OH; many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins; in-laws Joanne and John Buchanan and Bo Parker and Karen Kearney; and lifelong friends. Paternal grandfather, Stephen H. Prout, and maternal grandparents, Carl and Florence Heuser preceded him in death. Friends were received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Groff Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Milan, OH. Friends also called from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011 until time of service which celebrated Michaels life at 3 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 2712 W. Mason Rd., Milan, OH 44870. Rev. Wendy Schindler-Chasney Prouts custodial account or Mike Prout Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships for Firelands Montessori Academy, Erie County 4-H, Edison High School, and Veggie U (Chefs Garden). Please make checks payable to Parker Prout and send to Steve and Betty Prout, 1417 St. Rte. 113 E., Milan, OH 44846 or payable to Mike Prout Memorial Scholarship Fund and mail to Milan Key Bank, PO Box 368, Milan, OH 44846. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.grofffuneralhome.com. Governor John deJongh, On behalf of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank you for your offer to have the members of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce give their input to you regarding the upcoming proposed amendments to the existing Noise Ordinance. We have held a series of meetings which have been well attended by both bars and restaurants hoping to see a more clear law allowing them to offer musical entertainment and also by community members and other businesses who want a law that will honor their right to reasonable sound levels as well as quiet during certain times of the day. To follow are a list of recommendations that the Chapter supports. Input for these recommendations come from businesses as well as concerned citi Maintenance (or lowering) of the current maximum decibel level of 79dBA at the real property line, with strict enforcement imper ative Clear wording as to the VIPDs role in enforcement of the law after hours, with full provisioning and use of the decibel machines and training to be provided and implemented immediately upon reinstatement of the ordinance. Police should actually report their efforts to the community and disclose violators, otherwise we have no enforcement. Nightclubs and taverns to be required to maintain decibel machine on site in order to accurately monitor their own levels. Nightclubs and taverns without 4 contigu ous insulated walls must mount all speakers to direct the music inward to keep the music 11pm on weeknights. Loss of license privileges for repeat offenders Special Exception permits should be granted through DPNR, not the VIPD We would be hesitant to entirely remove wording relating to nightclub distances to churches, residences etc. Perhaps the current distance of 500 feet is a bit much, but some degree of separation is certainly warranted, especially if the nightclub/tavern is not enclosed and insulated. Barge Parties need to have special permits and must adhere to the decibel levels set. Tieing up or anchoring the barge while offering entertainment near predominantly residential neighborhoods should not be allowed. Base levels and decibel levels need to be established for moving vehicles and must be effectively enforced in all locations. Most critically, whatever legislation is passed, no law can be effective if it is not enforced consistently and has such a deep base that it shakes products off store shelves should not be ignored by enforcement while an equally offensive location across the street is not even cited. The entire community is affected when there is no enforcement or enforcement done in a piecemeal way. Island visitors want to have fun, but they want to feel safe and in a controlled environment. The elderly as well as others want peace and quiet as they attend church services and not have them disrupted by loud vehicles passing outside. A resident wants to be able to hear a phone conversation in their own home without having a neighbor blasting their music at ear piercing volumes and fear of reprisal if they complain. Respect for each other should not have to be mandated but sadly that seems to be the case. Thank you again for this opportunity for the community to have input. We look forward to reviewing the proposed changes your administration is cur rently working on and hope to see our suggestions included. Best Regards, Don Porter St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Letters To St. John Tradewinds AmendmentsTo Existing Noise Ordinance
16 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 really needed updating. You can look forward to a brighter park, which will be a nice attraction for visitors coming off the ferry dock. Residents, visitors, and owners of businesses who were impacted by the construction are exEverybody is eager to have it open so they can go and relax there, she said. Locals are really looking forward to it being open, and the businesses that were impacted are glad as well. Its a big plus for all of us. improvements that are moving forward under the deJongh administration, according to Smith. renovations to the Pine Peace basketball court and renovations to Department of Housing, Parks and We are moving in the right direction, said Smith. Continued from Page 5Frank Powell Park Renovations Near Completion ny, Innovative, Windward Capital and Rotary Club of St. John help make Friends make the VIERS Eco-Camp Program possible, according to Ruhsam. Friends supports the program as a way to foster the next generation of VINP stewards, explained Ruhsam. The summer Eco-Camp Programs are important for a number of reasons, she said. Often times kids do not receive as much instruction in natural science in school as we wish they did. EcoCamps is our summer answer. They offer kids a fun and educational summer experience that is free of charge, said the Friends development director. The younger kids are introduced to new concepts and ways of looking at the natural world, opening up their minds and encouraging them to become conservation minded In addition to the Eco-Camps, day, four-night camps this summer for kids between the ages of 13 and 16. Science Camp and the Ranger-in-Training Camp both cater to older students in hopes of garnering interest in environmen tal careers. The camps for the older children offer them an opportunity to explore natural and environmental science and resource protection in a hands on atmosphere, learning and working alongside researchers and park rangers, said Ruhsam. Our hope is to peak their inter est to further pursue education and selves. In the islands, we live in a fragile environment. It is important for kids to grow cate our ecosystems are, and how they can help to make a difference, now and as they grow up, said the Friends development director. The Eco-Camp Program, along with the SKIP Program (School Kids in the Park), are the corner stones of our educational work at Friends. Through them we ensure that kids have year round environmental learning available to them. Both the Ranger-in-Training and Science Camps will be at VIERS July 25 through 29. Science Camp has reached its maximum capacity, but there is still space available for the Ranger-in-Training Camp. To register for the camp call VIERS at 776-6721. Additional funding is also needed to cover the cost off all VIERS camps this summer. To donate to the program call Ruhsam at the Friends at 779-4940 or email the development director at email@example.com.Eco-Campers Get Up Close with Marine Worms and CampfiresContinued from Page 6
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 / POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333 Friday, July 8 11:34 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a man was oper ating his vehicle in a deliberately negligent manner and almost collided into him. Disturbance of the peace. 1:34 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that her ex-boyfriend damaged her property and punched a hole in her wall. Damage to property, D.V. male was bleeding from his head in the area of Dolphin Market. Assault in the third. 9:04 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r that she had an argument with her boyfriend. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. 11:20 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r being involved in a verbal disturbance with his ex-girlfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Saturday, July 9 auto accident in the area of Jacobs Ladder. Auto accident. 2:58 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that he was being harassed via telephone. Telephone harassment. Sunday, July 10 12:57 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance to remove a female from her residence. Police assistance. 7:38 p.m. The owner of Uncle Joes BBQ r/ loud music coming from a nearby business. Disturbance of the peace. ing a female screaming. Distur bance of the peace. Monday, July 11 3:47 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resident p/r that his neighbors dogs bark all night disturbing him and his property. Distur bance of the peace. 8:45 p.m. The people of the Virgin Islands r/ a minor in distress. Violation of court order. 11:07 p.m. An Estate Power Boyd resident c/r that someone removed a boundary post from her property. Police assistance. T uesday, July 12 10:25 a.m. A visitor from Florida c/r that his iPad was stolen. Grand larceny. 11:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that someone was stealing the gas from her vehicle parked at Red Hook. Vehicle tampering. W ednesday, July 13 12:02 p.m. A resident p/r that someone stole two of his goats. Grand larceny. Thursday, July 14 auto accident on North Shore Road in the area of Lind Point. Auto collision. she was being threatened and followed. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 6:15 p.m. Badge #747 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Gary Dale Mose of S/V Dulcinea, under arrest and charged with driving under the Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court.He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. D.U.I. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. St. John On Tuesday, June 28, at about 1:30 p.m., a visitor at Francis Bay left her bag on the beach for 30 minutes while she swam. Afterwards, she discovered her watch was missing. It is a Raymond Weil ladies watch with a white gold rectangular face and diamonds for the numbers. St. Thomas On the morning of July 4, two senseless and viabout 4:30 a.m. in the area of Value Food in Estate Thomas where Calvin Dowe was found with multiple gunshot wounds. The second was at about 5:45 a.m. in the Contant area where the body of area known as Soto Town. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the state side operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. The minimum reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. For an armed robber it is $900 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. For a thief it is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Recent CrimesGovernor DeJongh Inks Some Bills, Vetoes OthersSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh signed into law several bills on Tuesday night, July 12, but used his veto pen to strike many more that were DeJongh sent Senate President Ronald Russell a letter informing him of his actions and explaining the motivations for approving or vetoing the bills sent to him by the 29th Legislature. The governor signed into law The Electronic Health Act, a manner consistent with the deJongh/Francis administrations efforts. The law provides the framework for health care providers in the Virgin Islands to adopt electronic record keeping and bring local practice in line with emerging national standards and practices. He also approved sections of a bill that advances development of locally grown foods can be sold to the public. That measure provides a mechanism for local participation in the planning and developAnother bill signed into law aua memorandum of understanding with the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration to enhance procedures that provide information to local tering the territory. That law is a small facet of on-going efforts to cooperate on public safety matters with federal partners. He also encouraged senators to pass a resolution on federal/local issues bearing on the importation of drugs and guns, and urged them cer status to federal law enforceDeJongh approved amending Virgin Islands law to restore the right of convicted felons to vote in elections after they have repaid their debt to society; and another offenses, and yet another to increase the surcharge on auto rentals and channel the extra funds to tenance. Others bills sent to Government reasons. DeJongh vetoed a bill appropriating more public money to the Caribbean Basin Initiative Fund. While the legislation has good intentions, according to the governor, an additional appropriation would impede on efforts to close the territorys budget gap. The governor item vetoed a bill to expand scholarship aid for students pursuing medical educations, citing a drafting error in the bills language. Governor deJongh told the legislature he looks forward to receiving revised and effective language, which he will approve. Another item-veto was applied to a housing bill because of an time home buyer. If enacted, the law would broaden housing assistance intended to be limited, and qualify people with greater assets than those the program is meant to assist. Drafting errors rendering the legislation ineffective led to a veto of a bill intended to promote the territorys horse racing industry. DeJongh urged the Legislature to revise that bill to more effectively aid local horsemen. Legislation pertaining to criminal aggravated assault got the veto pen because of its failure to meet the standard of precision necessary to be effectively employed by the territorys prosecutors. While he vetoed the bill, deJongh asked lawmakers to work with Justice necessary provisions. A section of a bill that attempts to allocate funds from the Insur ance Guaranty Fund without proper waivers or assents, and in contravention to the limitations on the use of the fund, the governor vetoed, explaining: we need to be mindful of any action which cess these funds. He also vetoed a bill concerning complaints made about health care providers improperly taking up front payments a measure that represents a failure of process that government should avoid.
18 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway sinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 00831ArchitectureCrane, 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 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos 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 & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals 340-777-9588 Located at Wharfside VillageServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie for TRR on St. John, she added. Volunteers are hoping the event will gar ner the additional $15,000 needed to cover TRRs St. John trip expenses to ensure the waters. And the race is going to be a blast, liter ally. Teams of three will take to a two-per son sit on top kayak and complete a course while being pelted with water cannons, explained Brandi Schuld. The two people on either end will be the paddlers and the person in the middle will be the water cannon gunner, she said. Their sole purpose will be to fend off the competition. While there will be some water toys available for use, participants are welcome to bring their own manually powered water weapons, Schuld added. Well provide standard water cannons, but people can bring their own too, as long as they are manually powered, she said. There will be a weapons inspection before the race. teams to compete in a bracket-style tournament with the last two kayak teams battling it out in the end. The cost to enter is only $150 per team, but there is an incentive to raise additional funds, Schuld explained. To register a boat it will cost $150, she said. But the team can continue to raise funds in order to buy time on race day. So people can buy themselves a head-start. Crabbys Watersports is donating the kayaks for the event, St. John Brewers will be providing refreshments and Sadie Sea will be the committee and party boat, Schuld added. There is limited parking at Oppenheim er so Sadie Sea has agreed to take people through that will also go to TRR. a kayak can still help out. Volunteers are needed to help keep time, update the leader board and to make things run smoothly in general, Schuld added. Registration forms and more information about the TRRs St. John Chaotic Kayak 2011 race on Sunday, August 28, will be available soon. In the meantime, check out TRRs St. John USVI group page on Facebook for more information.Chaotic Kayak Race Fundraiser August 28 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 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. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 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 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 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 Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday 9 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 School Call 774-8617 Church DirectoryContinued from Page 7
St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 19 Commerical Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 ST. JOHNTRADEWINDS SU BSC RIPTION A V A IL B LE $85/YE A R CALL 776-6496 OR FILL OUT FORM ON PAGE 21 NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 21 ST SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: $1200 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1600 Two bedroom, one bath, washer, Fish Bay, $1800 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck, $1950 Three bedroom, two bath, pool, w/d, $2800 Three bedroom house, w/d, great view, $3500 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $900 One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out www.stjohnlive. com for more details. For Rent EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 GREA T LOCA TION! EASY ACCESS1 bedroom cottage landscaped with BEAUTIFUL Garden on acre with View, Driveway and retaining walls done, Septic in, Excavation for bigger house done. $290,000. 340-626-8485 firstname.lastname@example.org Cottage For Sale STORAGE:SECURED LOCKERS Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com Services Space for Lease Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market 448 sq. ft. 1-3 person or retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia realestate.com Car for Sale Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John email@example.com 340 779 4001 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 Found at the VINP ball the Summer Youth Fair Clyde's bag with health and beauty products. Call Linda at 776-2645. Suzuki Island Car for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340-642-5358 Beautiful, secluded studio cottage in Carolina, spectacular views of Coral Bay and Drakes Passage. $1500/mo available 1 July, 2011. Please call Kiana 512.535.7185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Call: 340-776-6496 Email: email@example.comGET RESULTS!VISA & MasterCard Accepted LONG TERM RENT AL 2-3 BR House on Bordeaux Mt., beautifully views of BVIs. Available 7/1 for $2000-$2,500 + Electric. Contact Mark for more info at 732-804-0600, or firstname.lastname@example.org Quarter acre off Gifft Hill Road. Wooded lot on moderate slope. Boundary line 80 feet fom paved estate road. Elevation and rainfall a plus. Near Call 340-626-9770 or 340-776-6930. Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C. Call 690-1104 Lost & Found Com/Ofce/Storage Land For Sale
20 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.GO WITH ITACROSS DOWN Abbr. PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholon Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Monday, July 18 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises will be conducted on St. John on Monday, July 18, to Wednesday, a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 775-6762 or the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320 on St. Thomas for more information. Starts Saturday, July 30 The Department of Human Services will host a series of free resource/fund raising development, and use of social media. Workshops are scheduled for St. Thomas on Saturday, July 30, through Tuesday, August 2, at the Sugar Estate Head Start Complex. Workshops will begin at 9 a.m. Starts August 16 The Real Estate Sales course will be offered by the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. On St. Thomas, classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 16, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. For fees and more information, call 693-1100 or http://cell.uvi.edu. Sunday, August 21 The 27th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook-Off will be Sunday, August 21, at Brewers Beach. Come and lots of spicy chili on the beach. Sunday, August 28 Mark those calenders for Sunday, August 28, at 1 p.m. for the St. John Chaotic Kayak 2011 at Oppenheimer Beach. Brandi Team River Runners St. John program.. Check out TRRs St. John USVI group page on Facebook for more information.
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Bay to keep vehicles from parking on the beach-side sand, he said. More directional arrows will be installed at Maho Beach and rumble strips will be installed on both sides of the new speed bumps to alert visitors who are new to the island about the speed control devices. These plans will complete the VINPs North Shore pavtion in the park. We are urging everyone to please watch their vehicles speed as we still have many hikers and exercisers using the areas, said the VINP Superintendent. Over on St. Thomas, VINPs Red Hook Dock reconstruction, costing the park $658,000, should be complete this week, despite a few unexpected phases, according to Hardgrove. The entire structure had to be demolished due to structural failure and we expect the contractor to complete the work this week, he said. Caneel ferries, park staff and our commercial use operators have been very patient during the four months the facility has been closed. The new dock will have new lighting and we installed security cameras which have been placed in the Red Hook parking area recording all of the activities in the area day and night, said Hardgrove. Its looking great and will be open to the public this week. Continued from Page 5Maho Bay pavilion renovations to be complete by next month
HOMES View all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com CONDOS HOMES LAND FRACTIONALS COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at firstname.lastname@example.orgPRICE SLASHED! Cinnamon Day Dreams, 3 BR/2.5BA, on North shore in Catherineberg, 1 acre, $1,795,000. MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR/4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,275,000 AMOROSA Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. 4BR/5BA. Virtual tour at americanparadise.com $7,450,000 CLIFFSIDE! Dramatic waterfront 2BR/2BA villa, 1.05 acres, path to water's edge, hear the surf. $1,500,000. CVISTA Elegant 4 BDR/4BA villa in Rendez vous. Stunning residence exudes comfort & class. Now $3,575,000 NEW OCEANPORT! 140 above the waters edge of Hart Bay on 1 acre. 4BR/4BA Newly renovated $1,590,000 SUSANNABERG! New masonry home on FLAT lot plus rental cottage. Borders Natl Park.$695,000 MILES AWAY Immaculate 2BR/2.5BA masonry villa w/ pool, successful short term rental. $1,450,000 APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach, fabulous water views! 3 BR unit & a 1 BR unit. $575,000 PRICED RIGHT at appraised value, Inn Love is a charming 5BR/5BA rental villa in Great Cruz Bay. $1,090,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. $1,165,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE Income producing 2 unit, flat yard, walking distance to Beach, Island stone. $875,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION Large 1.6 acre lot, 5BR/5BA & pool. Extensive native stone terraces. Now $995,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. RIVENDELL a Peter Bay Villa of classic style. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, walk to the beach and great views make this a super package. CINNAMON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. VILLA ANDREA in gated Virgin Grand Estates HAS IT ALL! Panoramic water views in a private setting, 4 master suites, A/C throughout, and a large pool with expansive decks. CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. VISTAERO offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. SEAVIEW vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. WINDWARDSIDE CALABASH BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs in private setting. Panoramic views over harbor to BVIs. Charming brick courtyard, lush tropical landscaping, and outdoor showers. Excellent rentals. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. COMFORTABLE C AROLINA C OT TA GE offers open oor plan & views of historic sugar mill with room to expand this well-maintained home that features 2 parcels. Close to Coral Bay shopping and services. VILLA ROMANCE Custom designed & built 4 bd/4.5 bth rental villa w/ luxurious features & nishes gated entry, ultimate privacy, 30 ft pool, courtyard, barrel tile roof, coral ooring, chefs kitchen, gazebo & more! CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hurricane Hole to Tortola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat mooring in front of home! POINCIANA is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. WHALE W ATCH Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. WILD ORCHID VILLA in Skytop features privacy and amazing 270 panoramic views! Flexible oorplan 4 bdrm, 2 level villa is custom crafted in exotic hardwoods & stonework. Awesome sunrises! Beautiful sunsets! Cool breezes! 90 DAY SPECIAL $300,000 Price Reduction! Fabulous views across Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 br/3.5 bth home. Private, pool, hot tub, stone walls, solar water heater, hur ricane shutters custom cabinets, 10k generator plus cottage (NC) on property. $4,999,000 DVD The Company that gives back to St. John $285,000 PASTORY CONDO This 1 bd, 1 bth spacious condo overlooks Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas sunsets. Newly renovated kitchen & bath, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, mahogany doors, windows, pool & lush landscaping. $372,000 $2,890,000 DVD Call for details $595,000 DVD $999,000 DVD $2,395,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man-agement. $500,000$1,275,000 $990,000 $1,100,000 $1,699,500 $1,999,000 $2,400,000 DVD $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $3,999,000 C ALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, July 18-24, 2011 Ernest Quetel Wins 23rd Annual Bastille Day Kingsh T ournament St. John Tradewinds The third time was a charm for angler Ernest Quetel Sr. complete at the 23rd Annual Bason July 10 at Hull Bay Hideaway, it was Quetel of St. Thomas who 27.38-pounder, aboard the Rambo 27, Alpha-Q. Quetels sons, Ernest Jr. and year, won the same Largest Kingspectively. Quetel was one of 213 anglers, boats who celebrated a successful tournament at the Coors Light and Snapple angler bars, provided compliments of Bellows International Ltd., who distributes these brands and who has sponsored this tournament for over two decades. The Quetels, with Derek captaining and Ernest Jr. and Sr. manning the rods, headed out to the south side of St. Thomas for the 5:30 a.m. lines in. There was a lot of seaweed and it would get hooked up on the bait, said Quetel Jr. That was harassing. It was also rainy, windy and the seas were rough. conditions didnt dampen Quetel, Sr.s ability to reel in a whopper I knew it was a big one when I hooked up because of the drag on the reel, he said. When asked about his secret to success, Quetel Sr. answered preparation and planning ahead, its a family recipe. For his efforts, Quetel pocketed $2,000 in cash for his Largest managed in the USVI by Red Hook Agencies, Inc. caught a 23.91-pounder and won $1,000 in cash. aboard Fish Whistle, reeled in a 19.95-pounder to win the Third $850, sponsored by Offshore Marine and Yanmar. caught total, Capt. Danny Berry aboard Rosaly won Best Boat and was awarded $1,000 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. Meanwhile, the catch of four Capt. David Berry, aboard Summer Ann, the Best Captain award and $1,000 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. Peter Turbes catch of a total of Rosaly, earned him Best Male Angler, shore Marine and Yanmar. It was Rosie Greaux, aboard Red Bikini, who reeled in a total the Best Female Angler award and was sponsored by Red Hook Agencies. $250 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar, went to Nathan Gatcliffe, who caught 59.39-pounds of Double Header. Nicole Berry won the Best JuOffshore Marine and Yanmar, with aboard We Be Fishing. Although the tournament is focies earned anglers $525 cash each courtesy of TOPA Insurance Ser vices, Inc. Ashley Bryan caught the Largest Jack, a 14.74-pounder, from aboard Livin Rich. Eli James reeled in the Largest Barracuda, an 18.83-pounder from aboard Great White. The Largest Bonito was caught aboard Double Header II by Malin LaPlace and it weighed 3.87-pounds. Finally, Donald Greaux reeled in the Largest Mackerel, an 11.62-pounder, from aboard Reel-M-In. After weigh-in, the fun continued onshore at Hull Bay Hideaway. Cool Session Brass entertained throughout the afternoon. Later, crowds gathered inside Hull Bay Hideaway for the Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m., where the C4 band entertained. were eligible for a special Catch In The Hat award. In this award, where $500 was sponsored by Red Hook Agencies and $200 by Edmund Bryan and Lorraine, the ceived $50 cash. Nearly $10,000 was awarded in The Joseph Sibilly School, St. Thomas Rescue and Kidscope. The Club also awarded $4500 in college scholarships to seven recipients. The Annual Bastille Day Kingpopular French Heritage Week activities, a week observed this year from July 8 through July 14.