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Coral Bay Garden Center Owners Request Expanded Commercial Space and Are Planning New CampgroundPage 5No Fleas, Please Flea MarketAnimal Care Center Raises Almost $8,000 for Island AnimalsPage 4Candlelight Vigil and Community Search Request for Missing Girl Set for Nov. 8Page 2 Island Homeless Connect Project Brings Out Love in Love CityPage 3Core Continues Lionsh EradicationPage 7 RESERVE YOUR AD SPACE FOR 2012!ISSUE NO. 6 IS IN THE WORKS.email: email@example.com for more information. October 31-November 6, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Photography Chef Mat Vacharat, center, and his staff are all smiles after winning the nights best entre and best dessert categories during the annual Rotary Clubs Flavors fundraising event. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mat Vacharat of Mathayom Private Chefs and St. John Catering named best entree and best dessert of the evening was the big winner at Flavors on Friday night, October 28, at the Westin Resort and Villas. St. John Catering was one of about 15 local restaurants and caterers who came together in the Westin ballrooms for the annual Rotary Club of St. John fundraiser. The event supports the groups scholarship fund, which helps local teens cover college tuition costs, and brings the islands best chefs and mixologists together under one roof to go head-to-head vying for title of best dishes and drinks. won best appetizers for their cured meats while St. John Caterings Surf and Turf Roulade braised short ribs tucked inside a roll of lobster atop a parsnip puree took the entree round, hands down. St. John Catering also won honors for their chocolate, banana and passionfruit tart while the bartenders at High Tide walked away with best drink for their island concoction which packed a punch. St. John Brewers Tap Room crew, who served up Cuban sandwiches and potato leek soup along with their tasty suds, took home best bar food of the night. The night drew a crowd which yl who enjoyed tasty fare from and more and sipped wines from ballroom crowded after dinner, dancing the night away to the for a full story and more photos.Mathayom Private Chefs Named Best Entre & Dessert at Rotary Flavors Fundraiser ISSUE NO. 6 SOON COME
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Celia Kalousek of the St. John Community Foundation is spear heading a candle light vigil and community search request for Seara Samantha James on Tuesday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. James, 21, was reported missing by her family on Thursday, October 13. James is 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair and a medium build. She has a tribal tattoo on her right arm, Pascal on her back and a rose on her left leg. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and carrying a black handbag. James was at Castaways Bar on Tuesday, October 11. She left the bar shortly after 5 p.m., and was seen by Mongoose Junction, Natures Nook and by Power Boyd. munity is in trouble or missing, it matters, said Kalousek. This is too small of a community for us not to care and actively do something about it. Organizers of the vigil will hand out purple ribbon cards with photos of James along with a description of the missing girl and a request for residents to do a onemile search where they live or work. Searas family and friends will offer personal requests and well recognize the fact that any one of us could become a victim, said Kalousek. Anyone with any information about Seara Samantha James, any information regarding where she has been recently, or knows anything that will assist police with this case are asked to immediately call Leander Jurgen Command ofEDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott email@example.com WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT Permit No. 3 NEWSLINE www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 COPYRIGHT 2011All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 5th annual Kayak-A-Thon on Sunday, November 6. from St. Thomas to St. John and back. Join in and support the young people as they participate in the adventure. The group will be leaving Sapphire Beach at 8:30 a.m. and paddling to St. John. Cheer them on, catch the boat, watch them from the deck and be there on St. John to greet them and give them a push off back to St. Thomas.Kayak-a-Thon Set for November 6 Junior Tennis Tournament at the Cruz Bay tennis courts November 4 to 6. The event will honor and say thanks to Vic Ebbesen for his dedication and commitment to the teaching of tennis on St. John. The tournament is for girls and boys ages 10 and under to 18 and under. The entry fee is $15 and all entries should be received by Octoing. For more information contact Patrice Harley at 776-6643.Junior Tennis Tourney November 4-6Dont W alk Away and Leave Car RunningSt. John Tradewinds is it illegal to leave a vehicle with the engine on while the driver is away from the vehicle. The practice of some people to leave their car running while they go into a store for just a minute is both unlawful and unsafe. Several vehicles on all three islands have been stolen because owners have stepped away from their car while leaving it running. ning and the owner not in close proximity, that owner will get a citation. This practice is for safety. car being stolen at gas stations and convenience stores, after they have parked, left the keys in the car and went into the store for a few minutes. This type of car theft is a crime of opportunity. Sometimes crimi nals loiter around gas stations and convenience store waiting for the opportunity to steal a car. Females are sometimes targeted in these scenari os. When a female leaves her car running and walks away from it, it is very likely that her purse is still in Remember, a criminal can get into a car and drive off within a matter of seconds. Dont give them the opportunity. Turn off the engine, take the keys and lock the doors, every time! Senator at Large Craig Barshinger will host a noise ordinance town meeting on Thursday night, November 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new St. John Legislature building. This will be the third meeting in a series of meetings which Barshinger has conducted to address residents concerns with the current noise laws. Barshinger invites both individuals and the business community to attend this meeting to voice their opinions and concerns regardthese individuals. ment of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and members of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce. Senator Barshinger Hosting Noise Ordinance Meeting November 3 on STJ Candlelight Vigil and Community Search Request for Missing Girl Set for November 8Sear Samantha James is 5' 5" and weighs 120 pounds. Woodys Seafood Saloon is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St. John American Cancer Society Relay for Life which is set for raising event for the St. John Relay for Life. Representatives from the various relay committees will be on hand to sign up teams and answer any questions about the event.Save Second Base Fundraiser Nov. 5 Campus. This is a free event in celebration of D. Hamilton Jackson Day! The entire community is invited to enjoy games, experi ments, face painting, story telling, races, a bouncy house and food for purchase. All ages are welcome!GHS Hosting Culturalypso on Nov. 1
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds John Project Homeless Connect were thrilled when about 75 volunteers showed up at the Nazareth Lutheran Church to help escort cli ents, serve food, cut hair and more on Friday morning, October 21. We knew we would have some volunteers show up the morning of the event, but we did not expect to see so many people, said St. John Community Foundations Celia Kalousek, who helped organize the program. This is a fabulous collective effort, said Kim Moholland, chairperson for the Day of Caring Committee for the local chapter of the United Way. St. John really rallied around this event. We had a lot of volunteers and the enthusiasm was just over the top. Project Homeless Connect is designed to be a one-day, one-stop program to provide services from showers to haircuts for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Similar events have been hosted on St. Thomas and St. Croix over Project Homeless Connect was the St. John lived up to its nickname. event, said Suki Buchalter, who was giving out free massages dur ing the Project Homeless Cona great time. The energy is just amazing here. There is so much love here, its really Love City today in Cruz Bay, said Buchalter. Project Homeless Connect was hosted by the Department of HuUnited Way with much of the St. John effort organized by Kalousek. The local event followed guidelines from a national program which was originally launched in San Francisco in 2004. Today Project Homeless Connect events are hosted across the country. The event focuses on connecting homeless persons with essential services in a non-threatening environment; and offering services, support and quality of life resources in a digniUnited Way has spearheaded on St. Thomas and St. Croix and decided to launch a Project Homeless Connect on St. John after beWe have been doing Project Homeless Connect for the past Department of Human Services on St. Thomas and St. Croix, said Cherise Creque-Quain, executive lands. This year in conversations large corporate donors, they wanted to do a special day with their employees. We talked about how doing a Project Homeless Connect on St. John would be something to And it was indeed a special day. A trailer with washrooms and restrooms was set up along the waterfront in Cruz Bay and the U.S. Customs parking lot was transformed into a one-stop public ser government agencies handed out information about their services to the St. John homeless population. About 50 residents took advantage of the opportunity to get some clean clothes, take a shower, luxuriate with a massage and a hair cut and enjoy some seriously tasty food, thanks to a number of island restaurants and caterers. Dubbed the Peace and Love Cafe, a corner of the Lutheran Church yard was converted into an intimate bistro setting. Tower ing orchids perched on white linen covered tables welcomed Project Homeless Connect clients to enjoy both breakfast and lunch thanks to the many donations and volunteers drummed up by Bonny Corbeil, who oversaw the sustenance part of the event. to action and so many people responded right away, it was amaz ing, said Corbeil. Joy and Andy Stillman donated the orchids and our restaurant owners were so generous and really stepped up to the plate even though this is a tough time of year. We ended up with three times the volunteers we were expecting and everyone just really showed how much they care about their community, she said. lander was one of those residents who jumped on board to volunteer as soon as he received Corbeils email. Life is a razors edge, said on the other side very easily. in to the spirit of the event. St. John Administrator Leona Smith came out to volunteer for the Project Homeless Connect. our community, said Smith. Volunteer Alecia Wells was sur prised at how many clients came through the event. We knew we had over 40 homeless residents from our recent census, but those are numbers and you dont really see the problem, said Wells. Through this you really got a sense of the issue on St. John and now these people know that we care. From the escorts who helped guide clients from one service to the next, to the food servers, many of the volunteers at the St. John Project Homeless Connect were sporting huge smiles all day long. This is a great day, said Sharon Lees, who volunteered for the event. You can really feel the love. ful people, said volunteer Angela event. Thursday, Nov. 2nd INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Commanders Bugle Call ...12 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ................................14 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 Senator at Large Reports ...11 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 3 First Ever St. John Project Homeless Connect Brings Out Love in Love City St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott at the Project Homelss Connect along with Sky Gomez of VI Catholic Charities. More volunteers, at left, made sure all clients were signed in and helped through the day of caring.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Clear skies, a steady breeze, tasty BBQ food and adorable puppies for adoption added up to one perfect day for the St. John Animal Care Centers No Fleas, Please Flea Market fundraiser on Saturday, October member Jason Corley, the event was deemed the best one yet, and the biggest money maker. Flea market fund raisers in previous years netted the St. John ACC which receives scant government funding about $4,000 to help cover the cost of its spay and neuter program and shelter operations. This years No Fleas market raked in almost $8,000 have been so great had all of the volunteers not been between $6,000 and $8,000, so were very happy with what we did. The market ran so smoothly thanks to the 40 volunteers who showed up on the day of the event and the help of Storage on Site, Corley added. The huge help was Storage on Site which gave us an extra container to use and made sure that everyWhile this years market didnt attract a lot of big ticket items like couches and deck furniture, almost thing from plants to dresses. Another big attraction was the childrens table, which was brimming with toys thanks to ACC board member Dr. Elaine Campbell who brought a cache of childrens games to the island in her luggage. Jennifer Triosis popular food attraction Top Dog was back again this year, serving up Sloppy Joes 4 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Flea market organizer Jason Corley, left, and volunteers taking a break from heat. No Fleas, Please Flea Market Nets Almost $8,000 for St. John Animal Care Center St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Flea market shoppers peruse the piles of books available at the fund raiser. Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 5 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The road to transforming about 13 undeveloped R-2 zoned acres of land into the Coral Bay Organic bumpy one for farmers Hugo Roller and his wife Josephine. Roller has been dealing with government zoning hurdles since he conceived of the idea to carve out an organic garden in the Coral Through the intervening years, he has had to withstand a bevy of government scrutiny in order to get organic farm rezoned correctly in order to allow for a farm stand and prove his tax status, among many other red tape-induced headaches which surely would have driven a less determined farmer from his land. During every step of the process, Roller has remained steadfastly on the right side of all government regulations. Faced with a lagging economy and limited room for commercial development, Roller is now trying to navigate that windy government zoning path once again. This time around Roller is requesting that a 2.5-acre parcel of his 13.88-acre farm be rezoned from Agriculture-2 to Business-3. The move would expand Rollers current B-3-designated acreage to allow for additional commercial use, he explained. The extra space would allow us to lease out land to a tenant to develop commercial use on the property, said Roller. Not interested in running another commercial operation them selves the Rollers also run a successful landscaping business to help subsidize the farm the farmers envision an established business person operating a commercial venture on the land. or a day spa or something, Roller conjectured. We dont have an interest in running more businesses, but we need more income to keep The expanded business zoning his overall plan of creating a rural Hugo and Josephine Roller Requesting Expanded Commercial Space and Eventual Campground on Coral Bay Garden Center Acreage order to expand their commercial opportunities. AREA OF REZONING
6 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds lations and coral reef health, the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation continues its patrol of St. John waters. Just last month CORE volunfrom waters around St. John, explained CORE coordinator Karl Pytlik. Just this past month, weve month than weve seen the whole time weve been doing this. Two of our volunteers have removed year or so and at least 50 of them were removed last month alone. Pytlik hosted a meeting on Wednesday night, October 26, at parties interested in joining the Were trying to form a stronger network so we invited dive ermen, charter boat captains, our rangers to come together and talk about the effort, said Pytlik. forcement rangers to recreational scuba divers all interested in resible from local waters. There was a good representation of people who were there and that drew a lot of interest as well, said Pytlik. to the Atlantic Ocean in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, when someinto the sea. A voracious feeder with no spread throughout the Atlantic Ocean and even into the Caribpopulations intrinsic to coral reef health along the way. CORE was formed two years ings for volunteers, leads removal scuba trips and sends specimens off for study to learn more about continual spread. will be issuing additional permits for CORE volunteers to use pole spears in park waters in order to What we do is train our volunteers and issue them plastic cards knows them, he said. When lowed to use the pole spear with CORE continues to urge swima marker and call the hotline at 340-201-2342 or email Pytlik at port the sighting. Markers, made of washers and tape, are available for free from local dive shops Mongoose Junction. Anyone who wants to join the trainings and always needs volunteers, explained Pytlik. The groups next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at a venue still to be determined. For more information about CORE check out the groups website at www.nolionCORE Continues Lionsh Eradication Effort ber Re-Opening November 4 display at CORE's recent meeting. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John business owners heard est incentive program at a meeting of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening, October 25, at the Cruz Bay Battery. Miguel Quinones shared details of with about 10 chamber chapter members at last weeks meeting. covering up to 40 percent of the cost for businesses implementing explained Quinones. cial, technical and implementation incentives for local businesses to reduce energy consumption, said Quinones. Local businesses in many instances are restrained by their energy expenditures which can cost up to 60 percent of the business costs. if 60 percent of your revenue is going to pay energy costs, he said. Many businesses are on the verge of closing because their energy bills are too high. Were looking at impacting that as much as possible by reducing energy consumption. Any business which is located in a commercial building either owners of the building or longterm lease holders which uses less than 30,000 kWh per moth complete an application form and submit documentation, including gas and electric bills and business sentative of Quality Electric Supply the sole contractor for the program to conduct an energy assessment. The assessment will look at areas the business can reduce its energy consumption like replacing windows or air conditioners, stalling water saving devices, explained Quinones. You must get at least 15 per cent savings in electricity, but you can get more, he said. The grant is limited to 40 percent of the cost of improvements and is capped at $80,000. Once the assessment is complete, the customer has 30 days to decide whether to move forward the customer decides to implement the energy saving projects, Quality Electric Supply will install the improvements. We are restricted to using one contractor, Quality Electric Supply, to ensure the quality of the products and the installation of those products, said Quinones. Once the projects are complete, business to determine its energy savings and the customer will receive 40 percent of the cost of the improvements. Basically the program will allow businesses to do energy conservation projects at a 40 percent discount, said Quinones. banks and the Small Business Development Agency to help secure loans for small businesses which do not have the capital to invest in energy saving projects, even with the 40 percent discount. sition to save energy in order to there are loans available for that, he said. The grant program, which is served basis, will run through $140,000 in projects currently under consideration, Quinones explained. We are working on a second within a few weeks, he said. with the inter-agency goal of reducing the territorys dependence on fossil fuels by 60 percent by 2025, Quinones added. We are working with WAPA in a number of ways, he said. Were looking at utility scale solar power and wind power, capto run turbines, connecting with Puerto Rico, changing street lights to LED and more. These are just some of the things we are working on. This all adds up to 60 percent by 2025, but we dont want to wait until then to make changes, said Quinones. cient projects along with exploring renewable energy options. The approach we are suggesting for businesses, residents and government agencies is that energy than renewable energy, said Quinones. We dont discourage people using renewable energy, but its important to do both. First you lower your WAPA bill with energy plement renewable energy. For more information about and incentives, check out www. vienergy.org or call Quinones at 714-8436, ext. 4305.St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 7 VIEOs Quinones Tells Chamber Chapter Details of WISE Program Grants for Small Businesses Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottVIEO program specialist Miguel Quinones SUPER SALE! Everything is 1/2 OFF! SHOES, ACCESSORIES JEWELRY, GIFTS MENS & LADIES CLOTHING SWIMWEAREVERYTHING! 4 DAYS ONLY!Friday, Saturday, Sunday, MondayNov. 4, 5, 6, 7 DONT MISS THIS!Mongoose Junction Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Dan Boyd Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. t: 340-642-0351 e: firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE $$$$$$$
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John Properties owner B.J. Harris was honored with the 2012 Realtor of the Year award in a cer emony aboard the glass bottomed vessel Discovery on Saturday, OcAssociation of Realtors annual meeting. Harris became only the second realtor in the territory to be honored with the award twice. She just a huge honor. The best part is that at the National Association of Realtors meeting in Novema Miss America-type sash sayYear. The honor is not handed out lightly and part of the consider ation in naming Realtor of Year is a persons community involvement, explained Harris. The award is a state designation for the national association, she said. You have to provide or have shown leadership on the local, the state and the national level. You also have to be a community activist. As the St. John Animal Care Center president for the third time, treasurer of the Rotary Club of St. John, immediate past president of the St. John Board of Realtors for the third time and president of the Harris certainly passes the community activism test. ciation of Realtors annual meeting, which was hosted on board Discovery as the vessel cruised off shore of St. John. The governors address was very well received, said Harris. He spoke about realtors being entrepreneurs and how the market is coming up again and how we all we all are pulling together to make that happen. The governor also shared some comic relief during his remarks when Discovery cruised past Carvel Rock, Harris explained. We were going past Carvel Rock so close if you had a boat hook you could have reached out saw a bunch of people looking out and Carvel Rock was just right there. sleeve and he looked out the window and back at the group and, youre not going to leave me here, are you, said Harris. Not only did the realtors not leave the governor stranded on Carvel Rock, the group accepted deJonghs gratitude for its recent ing Finance Authority, which is already being put to good use, explained Harris. The governor thanked us and congratulated us on the $50,000 And the best part of that is that St. John residents buying houses at Calabash Boom.8 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 St. John Resident BJ Harris Named Virgin Islands 2012 Realtor of Y ear 2012 EDITION COMING SOONSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott New signs erected in the Cinnamon Bay Campground parking lot restrict about 15 parking space for registered campground guests. With parking routinely a problem at the popular beach and campground, parking woes are only expected to worsen. 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 Even Less Parking at Cinnamon Bay This Season
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds What started as a few friends trying to come up with a fun event during the off-season quickly turned into a major fundraiser for the second annual American Cancer Society St. John Relay for Life. The Caddy Shack style Charity netted more than $6,300 for the local chapter of the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life, set for February 11 and 12. Vic Brocato, Tim Hanley and Steve Yerger were tossing around the idea of putting together a golf outing similar to one hosted a several years ago. The bottom line is we did a golf tournament a few years ago and we all felt like doing something like that again, Brocato said. With cancer having touched the lives of these friends, however, the idea for a fun round of golf quickly turned into a way to raise some serious money for the second annual Relay for Life, explained Hanley. For me, my older brother passed away from a brain tumor, so the cause is something dear to me, Hanley said. Relay for Life was really the obvious cause for us to support. With both of Brocatos parents having also lost their battles with cancer, the three friends decided to get serious about the fundraiser. They enlisted the help of Meagan Enright, set a date for the event and were off and running. Vic called me up and said its Yerger. Then he made up some number on them, so we went with it. And went with it, they did. Call ing their group Some People on St. John, the foursome devised a Caddy Shack style tournament with six goofy holes requiring golfers to do things like take a tee off blindfolded. They also secured hole sponnament prizes and had 15 teams signed up by tournament day. ally stepped up to the plate, said Brocato. When the last club was swung, the fundraising totaled more than $6,300, which will go to covering the cost of the Survivors Dinner at the second annual St. John Relay for Life in February, explained Yerger. This year were going to have an around the world birthday party celebration, said Yerger, who is the chairperson of the Survivors Dinner for the St. John Relay for Life organizing committee. Well be celebrating the cultural diversity of St. John and the whole thing is about celebrating more birthdays. and fun, said Mary Bartolucci, chairperson of the St. John Relay for Life organizing committee. Anyone who missed out on the fun should be sure to mark those calendars for next October. Some People on St. John have promised a second annual charity golf tour nament is in the works already.St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Tournament organizers Steve Yerger, Tim Hanley, and Vic Brocato, hand St. John Relay for Life committee chairperson Mary Bartolucci, center, funds raised at the event.Charity Golf Tournament Raises More Than $6,000Fundraising for second annual St. John Relay for Life begins with golf tournament 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
St. John Tradewinds anniversaries for employees Doris Bridgewater and Nedra Ephraim. ket for 16 years and Ephraim for 15 years. Bridgeter. Over the years she has continued to share her kitch en skills and was promoted to Deli/Bakery/Cooked Foods Manager in 2003, a position she holds today. Eudora Kean High School. Continuing as a valued employee while attending college, Ephraim served as a key worker in many different departments including assistant manager. Ephraim was named Store Manager in 2006. We congratulate Doris and Nedra on their dedica and we appreciate your continued efforts. To all of our long-term employees, we thank you for your ser vice. cation of employees who have been part of the company for many years. A majority of employees have been part of the nelius; Albert Daniel; Leroy Davis; Mario Hodge; Reid; Keisha Rogers; Merrilyn Rogers; Francis Scott; Oswin Sewer; Kevin Smith; Rupert Walters; James Warner; and Donna Webster. Many others have been To have so many long term employees shows the longevity and commitment from both the employees and the company, said Ephraim. As an employer, provide needed services. Both keep our community thriving. We know the community will join in congratulat to make the supermarket an excellent place to work and shop. 10 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 The Bethany Moravian Church Womens Fellowship is hosting a prayer breakfast on Saturday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bethany Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $12 and the public is invited for more information.Prayer Breakfast on November 12 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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) STT/STJ Agricultural Fair Nov. 5-6 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Bridgewater and Store Manager Nedra Ephraim. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise The St. John Film Society will be screening Beatboxing The Fifth Element of Hip Hop, on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. son series with a lively 55-minute documentary directed by Klaus Schneyder and produced by Angela Viscido, which celebrates the incredible art form of making music using only the human body. The evening is sure to arouse the Beatboxer in all, and espestyle of the Human Beatbox. art form starting with its genesis within Hip Hop culture and its Viscido, who will provide personal insight into the documentary mate, sustainable musical format. For more information about St. John Film Society visit: www. SJFS Is Screening Beatboxing The Fifth Element of Hip Hop Nov. 1 drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, elecmore information call WMA at 777-3073.WMA E-Waste Drive November 8 and 9The 28th Annual St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair will be on November 5 and 6, at the grounds of Reichhold Center For the Arts. Admission is $3 for ages 12 years and older and $1 for those 11 and under with fair booklets at $3. For more To have so many long term employees shows the longevity and commitment from both the employees and the company.
St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 11 St. John Tradewinds Due to the large number of high-quality bids, the dependent Power Producers for Solar Photovoltaic Originally, the short list was scheduled to be announced on October 25, but has been changed to writing, of the new date. The additional time is needed to fully evaluate the 27 proposals WAPA received by the September 27 deadline. The evaluation committee, which is comprised of WAPA technical personnel, Energy DevelU.S. Department of Energy, as well as other techni cal and legal experts, is in the process of reviewing the submissions. The evaluation criteria will include cost effective product pricing; experience; strength of plans for development, construction, operation and main tenance of facilities utilizing commercially proven WAPA is seeking photovoltaic generation to assist in lowering the cost of power production in the territory and diversify its generation by adding renewables to the grid. The utility will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement for the procurement of solar energy from one or more selected respondents, The selected respondents will be responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining all facets of the project. WAPA is seeking a maximum of 10 megawatts of electrical capacity, allocating approximately 5 MW to each of its two generation facilities serving the St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix districts. A guaranteed commercial operation date has been set for December 2013. WAPA will update the public as the selection process continues, said WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge. St. John Tradewinds will host Town Meetings on all three islands. For St. John the meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, at the new St. John Legislature building. ticipate on the panel. Most importantly, you are invited to come learn suggestions on improvements to them. The aim of the meetings is to police can enforce them. you might want to come in person as we have been having trouble with the phones. One of the problems that the police face is that the most recent noise ordinance, passed during the 27th Legislature, is too subjective on some points. What is enjoyable noise to one person may be considered a noise disturbance by another. Part of the solution will be to have decibel meters, which measure sound intensity. Meters were mandated and funded by the 27th Legisla are or where the money went. You can google decibel level examples and learn the decibel level of various sounds that you are familiar with. For example, normal conversation at three feet is 70 decibels. A rock concert is 125 decibels. The quietest sound you can hear is zero decibels. You can download a decibel meter app onto a smartphone for free, if you are curious to measure some sounds. move from a sound source, the lower the decibel reading. The current law did not adequately address the issue of distance. We can correct that. The important thing is that we decide on a shared standard for when, where, and how much noise we can make publicly. Obviously, you may make any amount of noise you wish if you dont let it escape your property. There are some people who wish to party until dawn every night, and quiet for most of the year, but at Carnival time they want to enjoy the bands pumping out the music. No one is right or wrong on this subyou there! ject of reducing electric bills through upcoming legislation and things that you can do on your own. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Senator at large!WAPA To Announce Short List of Qualied Solar Bidders How can you cut your electricity bill immediately A renewable energy system Solar panels or wind turbine offering 50 percent rebates on photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. On top of that residents are eligble for 30 percent income tax credit. Quick calculation2Kw PV systems produces on average 9kwh of power per day 270 kwh per month at 41 cents$110 savings per month Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig Barshinger Noise Ordinance Town Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, Nov.3
12 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTSONLINE AUCTION ITEM: Mexican sterling salts with spoons, as Sis left them. Visa, MasterCard or Cash Only. More details and information will be forthcoming. Dont miss this opportunity to support the SJSA co-founders an item from her estate. Both the silent and online auctions will feature Siss jewelry but the online auction will feature her collectibles and tableware.** SI S FRANK ESTATE AUCTION SILENT A UCTION Friday, November 25th 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.* Evening in the Courtyard ON-LINE A UCTION November 8 th 24 th CLOSING BID : November 24 th at Midnight www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa Welcome Team River RunnerCommanders Bugle CallAmerican Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 By Jerry Runyon Special to St. John Tradewinds Wounded Warriors from Team River Runner will again be on St. to Sunday, November 6. About 30 veterans, including family members and staff will be staying at Cinnamon Bay Campground for rehabilitation, continuing their therapy and kayaking. AARP and Friends of Crabbys Water Sports, will be joining Post 131 and its Auxiliary to host a cookout for Team River Runner on Saturday, November 5. For details, contact American Legions Post 131 Acting Commander Doug Benton at CRABBYSWAcall 714-2415. All veterans, community fundraisers, supporters of Post 131 and residents are welcomed and encouraged to come out and meet the soldiers and their families of Team River Runner. The cookout will be at Cinnamon Bay Campground starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, at the camp sites along the beach to the left of the bath facilities. Team River Runner is one of various groups of Wounded War riors which visit the island of St. John to continue their path to recovery. St. John has offered the warmness of its community as well as its climate and surroundings to make their visit a memorable and rewarding part of their recovery. We can be proud of these men and women and their families keep our freedom and protect our way of life. Post 131 gives a special thanks to those in the community that have, and continue to support all of our veterans together, we are one. Your American Legion Post 131, Working to Serve our Community and all Veterans. Come out and celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, with us in Coral Bay. Look for more details and more coverage of the Team River Runner Visit in the next issue of St. John Tradewinds. women of our Armed Forces. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Gifft Hill School inducted four new members of the St. John chapter of the National Honor Society. Coral Breuning, Nicole Morrisette, Mariah Scheer and are joined by GHS High School history teacher and NHS coordinator Mary Willen.GHS Inducts Members Into National Honor Society
St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 13 in St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott JESS Celebrates Red Ribbon WeekJulius E. Sprauve School students, teachers and faculty took to the streets of Cruz Bay on Thursday morning, October 27, to pledge their commitment to not using drugs as a part of Red Ribbon week festivities in the territory. Students made placards about staying off drugs and even Dora the Explorer joined the short parade through Cruz Bay.
14 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY NOV. 2ND Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 7 3rd Degree Burglaries: 31 Rapes: 1 quickly receive the search results for millions of websites. Most deal with the very serious issues of government overspending and the accumulation of more bring up the biggest national debt of them all that which America owes to her veterans. November 11, Veterans Day, marks the perfect opportunity for us to take an historical audit on just how much this nation owes her heroes. Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer is one who America owes an enormous debt. Humble by nature, but heroic by deed, Meyer drove a humvee into an Afghan valley that he knew was heavily populated with wellarmed enemy insurgents. Outgunned and outnumbered, Meyer and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez made multiple trips to the hot zone, killing insurgents as Meyer manned the turret. Disregarding serious shrapnel wounds that he received, Meyer left his vehicle several times searching for pinned down comrades and coalition forces. He found his comrades shot to death, but with the assistance of Army Capt. Will Swenson, Meyer car ried their bodies and gear away from the village. As he received his well-deserved Medal of Honor from President Obama, Meyer requested that his fall en colleagues be remembered. Our debt to these heroes can never be re-paid but our gratitude and respect must last forever. For many veterans, our nation was important enough to endure long separations from their fami lies, miss the births of their children, freeze in subzero temperatures, bake in wild jungles, lose limbs, and, far too often, lose their lives. Military spouses have had to endure career inter ruptions, frequent changes of address, and a disproportionate share of parental responsibilities. The children often had to endure changes in schools, separation from friends and, hardest of all, the uncertainty of whether or not Mom or Dad will live through their next combat mission. As the leader of our nations largest veterans ser had the opportunity to testify before a joint Congresour lawmakers that it is not in the nature of Americas warriors to complain. Warriors endure. Warriors how hard, no matter what is asked. Warriors need advocates and that is why The American Legion exists. We are here to serve veterans, their families and our communities. Veterans need each other, but, more importantly, our country needs our veterans. the utopian idea of a society without war is appeal ing, let us not forget that wars have liberated slaves, stopped genocide and toppled terrorists. The American Legion shows its support for Amer icas heroes through its Family Support Network, Legacy Scholarship Fund, Operation Comfort War riors, Temporary Financial Assistance and the National Emergency Fund, just to name a few of our programs. But you can show your support simply by saying Thank you to the next veteran you meet. You can show your support by hiring a veteran in your workplace, visiting a VA hospital or donating to a veterans program. Companies should understand that its smart busiand Reserves deploy, it is Americas business to ensure that their civilian careers do not suffer. Homelessness is another issue that affects veterans disproportionately. Too often todays tattered citizen of the street was yesterdays toast-of-the-town in a crisp uniform with rows of shining medals. This is hardly the thanks of a grateful nation. We can do better. We must do better. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title veteran. And while the great military phrase uncommon valor was a common virtue, has been so often repeated that it risks becoming a clich, it is no less true. with which our young people are likely to serve in any tional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country. We must ask ourselves as a nation, are we serving veterans even half as well as they have served us? Fang A. W ong director of 8 Tuff Miles for allowing a hyperlink for The Wounded Warrior Project to be put on his website. This is tremendously unAll proceeds go to disabled combat veterans to whom we owe our lives. You can go to www.8tuffmiles.com right now and donate directly to the organization with a credit card. ling of Connections for supporting included all services free of charge such as copies, paper, laser-jet ink, the cost of her staffs help and computer time. The St. John community should know that Cid has a heart the size her philanthropic behavior. Many people have an intention to solve the worlds suffering, but Cidney Hamling puts it into action. Can you say this about yourself? Thank you so much Peter, Cid and the wounded warriors. T ed Kelliher8 Tuff Miles Adds Link To Website for Wounded Warriors Letters To St. John TradewindsRemember Our Real National Debt on V eterans Day
St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 15 Letters To St. John Tradewindsthought nothing of it. After 40 years of muscle ache, chronic fatigue and cyclical, parafor the rest of my life. However, there is much that can be done to treat the disease and Veiga of northern Virginia. Her website is www.mylymeguide.com. There is not a tremendous amount of information on the actual tion on the disease already published; however, the reference manual Veiga gives advice on maintaining healthy physiology through lifestyle, therapies and food restrictions, one of which is a gluten-free diet. The guide includes does and donts, recommended vitamin supplement programs, western and eastern treatments, anti-biotic regimens and diagnostic procedures. There is also a chapter on how to make most of your health insurance when treating Lyme Disease. The biggest impact this guide has is that the author comes at it from a spiritual approach. She is constantly incorporating medicine, through science. This is a fact whether you agree with it or not. curriculum, a way of life to live in community. sion, muscle ache, arthritis and emotional problems such as fear, mylymeguide.com for more info. Do You Have Lyme Disease? The occupy movement on St. John is not a political group and is aligned with no protest organization anywhere in the world. and political satire want to stimulate the economy, create jobs, prosame time. baggers, for instance) our platform would be: Power to the People; Money is Power; T-shirts $18; What part dont you understand? Our demands: cold beverages; 83 degrees and sunny; Stir it up! (No corporate CEOs were harmed in the making of these shirts). Jeff Smith Project Homeless Connect Day of and hosted by the United Way and the Department of Human Services on Friday Oct. 21. Our thanks to the United Ways Executive Director, Cherise Creque; Day of Caring planning chair Kim Moholland and Jennifer Matarangas-King for the wonder ful leadership to St. John in making this such a success from planning meetings to sensitivity training. Many community members, or ganizations, restaurants and businesses came together as one united community with compassion, dignity and respect. At the center of the many offered services, from showers, haircuts and massages, was the need to nurture and feed everyone. October is an economically challenging month, yet the following businesses jumped aboard to make this day happen and contribute in some way to our Pot Luck Community Feed. A deep heartfelt Love City Than You is in order to so many: Aqua Bistro, The Beach Bar, Baked in The Sun, Ben and Jerrys in Paradise, Castaways, Coral Bay Cones and Tings, Dolphin Market, East-West Catering, KatiLady, Mathayom, Morgans Mango, Our Market, Quiet Mon Pub, Star The Tourist Trap, The Fish Trap, City Minimart, W&W Fast Foods and High-Tide Restaurant and of course, Alan Johnson from St. supplied all of our ice and water needs for the day! Recognition and thanks must important in early morning set-ups and indispensable Food and Drink Team runners. Sharon Lees, your extensive food service skills was an absolute Thanks for your creativity and positive attitude! Andy and Joy Stillman, Thank You for donating the gorgeous orchids for our Peace and Love Caf which added such joy and beauty to our tables; Mary Blazine for her inspiring individual Quotes that nourished our thoughts; Donna Smith owner of Kilroys Dry Cleaning for collecting clothes and donating her time and business for all of our many dry cleaning needs; Viva Vacations donating small hygiene products and staff Bay and The Westin for their much needed toiletries; the many new and gently used clothes and shoes donated by so many citizens; Private Homes for Private Vacations for their donations of towels and soaps; the many ladies with health cards from a number of our community churches who just showed up to help us serve our beautiful a wonderful addition to our Food Team! Thank You Eddie Bruce, Jazzy Blue and Thia Muilenberg for your wonderful music. Sara Tranberg who was willing to spend a very full day on our most popular ser vice, haircuts, we needed you and you delivered! Thank You Sara. Thank You Suki Buchalter for heading our massage team and ment as both of your healing hands added so much to those in need. Dr. Bern Putnam, your generous donation of time was so appreciated as well. Administrator Leona Smith, thank you for your important role in not only planning with our PHC group but in solving our organizaOur deepest thanks to Pastor Sampson for the use the Nazareth Lutheran Church for not only many planning meeting that were held prior. We cannot forget the Veterans and their Services, COAST, AA, NA, the counselors, Nurses, Medics, St. John Rescue volunteers and many, many others who camesimply because they cared! There are so many of you who just showed up...you played an important role in this special days success. You all continue to infuse goodwill and deep meaning to a loving community who truly cares about all of her citizens and in any names or even one of you... as there were so many smiling enwas not able to put a name to, but who came for only one reason This awesome event reminded all of us that we are our brothers keeper and that by extending to those in need, we can all learn and grow to become better human beJohn Love City community? Yes. CS Board Member Volunteer and Food and Drink Lead; the St. John Community Foun dation and Board; and Bev AARP members Project Homeless Connect Organizers Thank Supporters and V olunteers sign for donors. Occupy St. John
and a vegetarian version of the sandwich she called Sloppy Licks. Nest owner Missie Hensel also helped the group reach their fundraising goal, explained Corley. We had a lot of clothes and didnt really know said. Missie and her team came in and organized all the clothes which made a big difference and really increased our sales. ACC volunteers also brought a few of the shelter puppies to the event and one lucky dog didnt return to the groups Estate Enighed kennel. We fostered a dog name Chachi which was very exciting and hopefully hell be adopted out, said Corley. funds for the ACC, the day was also an important outreach effort, Corley added. tion table, the girls were talking about how to take care of your pet and how to walk them and feed them, he said. The girls were handing out pamphlets about animal abuse and neglect and it was just a really great educational opportunity for the community. While raising funds to ensure the islands neglected and abused animals are take care of, the best the community come together. The best part of the whole day was just seeing the community coming out and having the oppor tunity to educate the public on how to take care of their pets, he said. Next up for the group is the annual Christmas for Animals, which is tentatively set for January 21. The ACC is still looking for a venue for the annual gala fundraiser, but is considering a theme of Winter Wonderland. For more information about the ACC or to make a donation check out the groups website at www. stjohnanimalcarecenter.com or call 774-1625. 16 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 Continued from Page 4Rollers: Expanded Commerical SpaceNo Fleas, Please Flea Market Nets Almost $8,000 ACC Continued from Page 5 tree-house type of campground on several undeveloped wooded acres of his property. The reasoning is we know that Maho Bay Campground will not be sold to someone for $32 million and then see it maintained as a campground, said Roller. What you would have to charge for each tent site in order to make that economically viable it wont happen. millionaires, but it will not be a campground. That is a niche wed like to take over, said Roller. For now, Roller is holding off on the campground plans since he might not need a zoning change for that endeavor. Campgrounds are allowed in Agriculture-1 zones which require a minimum lot size of 40 acres but for some reason are currently not allowed in A-2 zones, which require a minimum lot size of two acres. which will hopefully remedy that inconsistency. hold for now, the design and possibilities of the facility Roller envisions are tantalizing. Rollers plans call for building only a few sites views while not impacting the environment at all. The campground would be located on the back acreage of Rollers property in a wooded area currently in a Forestry Stewardship Program. The back acreage of the property is wooded and in a Forestry Stewardship Program, said Roller. That program allows you to design your own plan and ours was to enhance wildlife. Weve maintained the ponds in the back and the meadows and it has worked successfully. campground would have visitors sleeping above the forest canopy. 11.4 acres devoted to the campsite in order for it to be spread out and not clustered. What will make the project truly unique is that all of the sites are going to be elevated. One designer involved in this said it sounded like a mushroom, Roller said. There is going to be a central column which will serve as a cistern and be rounded and cast in concrete. The top will be expanding outward with a circular roof and platforms which will be at tree level to break through the canopy and the whole roof will be the solar power, covered with PV panels. The elevated campsites will be connected via elevated walkways, giving the whole area a rural Shangri-la feel. Rollers campground will be last word in enviornmentally-friendly vacationing. talks about treading lightly, and in this regard, you wont be treading at all. Were hoping the campground will spur demand for the farm products and that farm stays are popular. and having that rural experience, he said. For now, Roller is focusing on rezoning the 2.5-acre parcel from A-2 to B-3 in order to expand the commercial opportunities of his property. DPNR will host a public hearing on the rezoning request in the future and eventually the matter will be voted on by members of A meeting on Rollers rezoning request is not expected for at least can sign a petition backing the rezoning. Petitions can be found at Connections in both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, Keep Me Posted at St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Great bargains on everything from stem ware to plants were available at the market.
St. John Tradewinds non-government supported licensed childcare centers. Eight grants were awarded on St. Croix, four on St. Thomas and two on St. John. The grants ranged from $700 to $2,500. An additional grant of $2,800 will be given to the American Red Cross to provide pediatric CPR and First Aid training for approximately 35 childcare providers. man. The primary purpose of this years Kimelman grants is to assist child care centers with efforts to meet the new rules and regulations recently issued by the Department of Human Services. The grant to the American Red Cross will provide training required by these new rules and regulations. Trainings will take place at the Red Cross centers on St. Croix (next to Caribe Home Center) and St. Thomas (Nisky Shopping Center) on November 12th starting at 8:30 a.m. Some of the Kimelman grants included awards to schools to pay for staff members to get their CDA (Child Development Associate) train materials such as curricula, developmentally appropriate manipulatives, musical instruments and outdoor play equipment. An evaluation committee of early childhood professionals and parents conducted a rigorous review of proposals from the centers. Site visits and interviews with center directors were conducted with many of the would help centers comply with the broad range of new guidelines, while We are extremely pleased that so many of the applicants met the Brown. Assisting the professionals at these centers is another way for the Foundation to continue improving the quality of early child care in tiative of The Family Connection, which is the Community Foundations The Family Connection has an ambitious agenda that includes strate lands. Some of TFCs initiatives include professional training, teacher and parent education, child care center accreditation and advocacy to improve public policies that affect the quality of child care. TFC is working to improve school readiness through family involvement in an effort to increase early literacy. Charlotte Kimelman and Ambassador Henry Kimelman founded al donations of nearly $2 million throughout the years. When the AmbasSt. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPARTMENT : 340-693-8880 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 340-776-6333 5:02 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a construction company is disturbing him. Disturbance of the peace. wald resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. Leander Jurgen Command with wald under arrest and charged with violating a restraining or der, disturbance of the peace and cer in the discharge of duties. 2:44 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance in removing a female from his companys rental car. Police assistance. 4:56 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r an auto accident in Cruz Bay. Auto accident. No time given An Estate Adrian resident p/r being harassed. Harassment. late Hole resident p/r an auto accident. Auto accident. 10:22 p.m. A citizen p/r damage to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 11:20 a.m. A citizen p/r lost documents. Lost documents. Resort employee c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. late Hole resident p/r that he was accused of touching an employee and was wrongfully ter minated from his job. Unlawful termination. 7:00 a.m. An employee of the Westin Resort and Villas c/ requesting police assistance at the hotel. Police assistance. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. St. John Sometime between Thursday, October 20, at 11 p.m., and 7 a.m. the next morning, a burglar entered a residence at 17B-REM Estate Enighed by climbing the patio roof of the western stairwell and entering through the unlocked western glass door. Once inside, the burglar took a total of $1,250 from a backpack, a wallet and a purse. Anyone with any information on suspicious individuals in the Enighed area, should notify law enforcement through Crime Stoppers. Police are reminding all residents and visitors to properly secure their doors and windows and not make themselves easy targets of opportunity. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a bur glary suspect is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. St. Thomas On Tuesday, October 18, a 20-year-old woman, Knesia Brathwaite, and a 24-year-old man, Komorr Donastorg, were shot multiple times and killed in a residential driveway in Annas Retreat. Police are asking that you report any information about these senseless murders to Crime Stoppers so the killer(s) can be put behind bars. The mini mum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. St. Croix October is Domestic Violence Awareness physically or sexually assaulted by a family mem ber or friend and you have been told not to report the violence, or you are afraid to come forward, you can report the abuser anonymously. Please let law enforcement help you by calling Crime Stoppers. The call could save a life. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper Tips are completely anonymous, and the state 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.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Crimes in Kimelman Grants Centers Meet New Regs
18 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways sinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 Architecture tel. 776-6356 Banking #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services ConstructionSt. John Hardware Located at The MarketplaceInsurance Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Landscaping Coral Bay Garden Center PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Property Mgmt Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager www.seaviewhomes.comReal Estate www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John Islandia Real Estate Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat and Seafood Market Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe Located at Mongoose JunctionRetail (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals Located at Wharfside VillageServices Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 776-6316, 776-6254 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 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month of Latter-day Saints Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Seventh Day Adventist Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 777-6306 Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Call 774-8617 Church DirectorySt. John Tradewinds Congresswoman Donna Christensen welcomed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to St. Thomas on Saturday, October 22, as part of the House Democratic Outreach to Small Businesses and Veter ans. Leader Pelosi addressed a gathering of more than 100 small business people, veterans and community leaders at Windward Passage Hotel in Charlotte Amalie, expressing her support for Christensen and the work she has done in the Congress. Leader Pelosi spoke of re-igniting the American Dream by honoring returning veterans through hiring in government and providing resources for them to start small businesses. She expressed her support for products and services that were Made in America and for better access to capital, and a trained work force. She told the gathering that she and her tion plan that was big, bold and balanced, and also expressed support for President Obamas American Jobs Act.Delegate To Congress Donna Christensen stands by as Nancy Pelosi addresses the crowd on St. ThomasSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Nancy Pelosi Talks To V .I. Small Business Owners
St. John Tradewinds, Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOV. 2 ND SCENIC PROPERTIES Westin, w/d $700 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1700 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1250 for more details. EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 2 BEDROOM (NON-SMOKING) FURNISHED HOUSE Large deck, beautiful breezes, near Westin. Furnished and fully equipped, A/C, granite countertops, shared laundry room. Approved pet possible for premium. Cable and WiFi on-site. Seasonal rental Dec. 15, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 or 1 year lease. $2,300 per month. Holiday Homes of St. John. Coral Bay Apartment deck, 2 bedrooms, living room with kitchen, shared W/D, refurbished and painted, electric included, or 340-715-2666 Four bedroom, two bath house for rent and rooms. non-smoker. No pets. Cruz Bay area. Call 626-0388. FISH BAY LONG TERM AVAILABLE Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks. View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/month Call 340-715-666 or Email: Choc Hole-Near Westin: Furnished Long Term 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, A/C, $2,000/mth. Services NEW OFFICE / RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day 448 sq. ft. 1-3 person mo. 1,036 ft. 3-5 person $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: arealestate.com DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, Foreign & Domestic. Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the W ANTED BUILDING MA TERIALS Looking for electrical, plumbing, materials and screws, block, durorock, tile, cypress, theroseal, therobond, Acro 60 appliances and basically anything you might have left over from a build project. You may contact payment. Will pickup. Com/Ofce/Storage New large 2BR, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch, gorgeous view overlooking Westin, $1800/month 340-776-6331 For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with mother-in-law unit below main unit. Cathedral ceilings, A/C's in bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and w/d. Two large decks with beautiful water Employment For Rent For Rent Bright, secure building Ample parking Wanted Coral Bay, Carolina Long Term, Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath, Full Upper level, A/C in Bedrooms, Large covered deck, W&D, $1800/mth STORE MANAGER: The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park seeks a talented, energetic and creative Store Manager for their Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction. The Store Manager is responsible for all aspects of the effective and material accountability; merchandising and inventory management; personnel and volunteer management; store appearance/look; and promotion of the Friends and the park Successful candidates will have: a bachelors degree; demonstrated effectiveness in all aspects of retail store management; strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, POS programs, and internet search skills; excellent written and oral communication ability, effective inter-personal skills, and an understanding of, and commitment to, conservation and environmental issues. We seek a talented, detail oriented and enthusiastic team player. a cover letter and resume by November 3rd via email to: Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email 340-228-1840 For Rent Com/Ofce/Storage
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient WORKING OUT THE BUGSACROSS 1 Sir, in old India 6 Floored by 20 George & (former talk show) 21 It may collect around a scratching post 22 Builds into a wall 23 Bugs favorite kissing game? 25 Least active 26 One way or another 27 U.S. Navy off. 28 Sordid short 32 Bugs favorite bookworm? 40 There sides to every story 43 Soccer great Hamm 44 City near Lake 107-Down 45 Bugs favorite state of mind? 50 Cake-and-ice-cream occasions, for short 51 Soft felt hat 52 Hang around 53 Last check box, often 55 Nonclerical 56 Soviet premier Kosygin 57 Mem. of Congress 58 See 60-Down 62 Faces of Dr. 64 Bugs favorite interrogation aid? changes 74 French euro division 75 Bugs favorite fall drink? 77 Rocky pinnacle 78 New Year in Vietnam 80 Beagle, e.g. 83 Mogadishu native 86 Boars mate Rabbitt hit? 100 Rowing a boat 101 Equine beast 102 Bugs favorite naval 105 Letter-shaped hardware items 113 Capriciously 117 Cola holder 120 Bugs favorite Fats Waller song? 124 Matrimonial 125 Really rotund 126 July 4 events 127 Compound in plastics 128 New Jersey county DOWN 1 Impudent talk 2 Fidos dishful 4 Spiritual 5 Use the tub 6 Sore muscle application 8 Suit to 10 Erodes 11 Oman export 12 Not musty 13 Meal part 14 Golfer Mark 15 Flabbergast 16 Poet Kipling 17 Before, to a poet 18 Lo- monitor 24 Yoo- 31 Concerto 36 Upbeat 37 Newborn girl, in Spain 38 Spinning skating leap 41 Punta del 42 IRS worker 46 Courteney of Friends 47 Tram cargo 48 One sending cybernotes 50 Conan O 58 Outmoded division 63 iPhone program 64 Part of FYI 65 -friendly 66 Largest moon of Uranus 68 Turns in 70 Catos 151 71 Gives aid 72 solemnly swear ... 73 Tent stake 76 Pastoral 77 Hooky player 81 -Pei 82 Lush Life co-star Petty 85 TLC giver 86 Feudal slave 87 Eggs shape 88 Undulate broadcasting 103 Rainbowlike 104 Paper quantities 107 Nevada border lake 108 Hefty slices 112 Matrimony, for one 114 They intersect rds. 115 Go skyward 116 Tinkertoy or Lego alternative 118 Lab eggs 121 King Cole 122 Luis Obispo PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, 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 ing a Culturalypso, a carnival for the St. John community on Tuesday, November 1, at the free event in celebration of D. Hamilton Jackson Day! The entire community is invited to enjoy games, experiments, face painting, story telling, races, a bouncy house and food for pur chase. All ages are welcome! Senator at Large Craig Barshinger will host a noise ordinance town meeting on Thursday night, November 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new St. John Legislature building. The St. John Racquet Club sociation Junior Tennis Tour nament at the Cruz Bay tennis courts November 4 to 6. Woodys Seafood Saloon is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m.All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St John American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The St. Thomas/St. John ing in its 5th annual Kayak-AThon on Sunday, November 6. Celia Kalousek of the St. John Community Foundation is spearheading a candle light vigil and community search request for Seara Samantha James on Tuesday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Authority is hosting two Ewaste drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, electronics, laptops and more to the Winston Wells ball a.m. to 1 p.m. fering a day of service to nonin need on Thursday, November 10. The Coral Bay Yacht Club on the eastern end of St. John will host the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26.
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St. John Tradewinds tional economic trends on the territorys housing market on Saturday, October 22, at the annual meeting of the Virgin The meeting took place onboard the Discovery vessel which cruised the St. John coastal waters as presentations were delivered. During his remarks, the governor urged the many real estate professionals present from across the ter ritory to continue working to facilitate home ownership so The governor commended the organizations work with time home buyers in meeting down payments and securing mortgages. deJongh said. There is no larger group of entrepreneurs in the territory than real estate professionals. The governor spoke about his administrations policies to secure future prosperity in the midst of a recession and shared his view of long term economic trends for the ter ritory. While the U.S. Federal Reserve is pumping money into the American economy to spur activity, economic projec tions have been disappointing far short of the growth needed to counter the past decades unprecedented loss of income, equity and rising debt, said the governor. Consumers are still not spending, corporations are not dispersing dividends, and revised growth projections are lower than previously expected. The next couple of years will continue to present challenges to us. We have to look at the resources that we have avail including providing social services with limited funds and spurring increased private sector activity, said deJongh. The governor commended the territorys commercial banks, whose conservative lending practices helped them has now stabilized. The governor also spoke about broader areas of focus for his administration, including efforts to improve health care, education, infrastructure, and address the high cost of energy. During the meeting, Region 5 Vice President Cynthia and directors: President Kerstin McConnell; PresidentElect Tanya van Blake-Coleman; Secretary Diana Beam; ris; At Large Director Barbara Richards; At Large Director Lorine Williams. Also installed were the 2012 local boards: St. Croix President Caryn Hodge; St. Croix President-elect Honnie Edwards; St. John President Sara Lovegreen; St. John President-elect Lori Walden; St. Thomas President Dionne Nelthropp; and St. Thomas President-elect April Newland. DeJongh congratulated BJ Harris, who was named 2012 Realtor of the Year, and commended her local, national and community work.22 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 Were Sold on St. John! Voted Best St. John Real Estate Agency! Founded in 1985 Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kirk Tammy Pollock DITLEFF POINTST. 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CALYPSO del SOLNewer, top of the line masonry villa w/ excellent vacation rental history in Chocolate Hole East. 3 bd/3 bath suites, full A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub, terric lg. screened porch, sunset views towards St. Thomas. $1,550,000. BLUE TANGA delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath pool villa nestled high on the hillside in Gt Cruz Bay. Offering privacy, vibrant sunsets, gourmet kitchen, 60 covered veranda & sunny pool. Catered Tos top rental villa. $1,295,000.SEASCAPESEASCAPE has a fabulous location on Bovacoap Point! Spacious 2 bdrm main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a separate caretaker cottage. Panoramic views, privacy & successful vacation rental. ONLY $850,000.RILEYS RETREATAmazing views of St. Thomas & sunsets fr/ this beautifully remodeled 6 bdrm/5 bath villa w/high quality amenities, pool, spa, close to town. $1,899,000.A BEST BUY!Force 10 Bordeaux Mt. 3 bd/2 bath cottage w/covered porch. 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CAROLINA, EDEN, CALABASH Nice selection of affordable parcels. Starting at $84K. SUNSET VIEWS Over Cruz Bay & St. Thomas close to town, easy build. Only $159K. W ATERF R O NT O N MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000. PAR C EL 300-69C G REAT CRUZ BAY Prime 1.05ac site w/fantastic harbr views, walk to dinghy landing & architect.plans. A steal at $499K. KLEIN BAY Prestigious area w/common beach. 3 parcels, starting at $675K. WATERF R O NT P ARC EL IN D REEKETS BAY w/amazing BVI views! A bargain at $695K. SIDE-BY-SIDE at parcels in Johnson Bay, across from common beach $220K ea. LEINSTER BAY Off the beaten track w/ views. $149K & $250K. LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM in Fish Bay Starting at $108K. CRUZ BAY TOWN Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning w/building plans. $219,900. FRANK BAY Flat, 2 parcels, R-4, $195K ea. GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees, end of road. $125K. AFFORDAB LE PARC ELS in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. 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Governor DeJongh Addresses VI Realtors at Annual MeetingSt. John Tradewinds News Photo DeJongh speaks to Virgin Islands Realtors during the groups annual meeting hosted aboard Discovery while it cruised off shore of St. John.
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Must be seen to be appreciated. INVESTMENT POTENTIAL; APART MENT COMPLEX 3 nished 2 bdrm units w/ permits in place for 5 more. High cash ow, all masonry building, water views, breezes. V ILLA S ERENDIPITY spectacular 270 views to St. Thomas/St. Croix w/ a quiet hilltop location & great rental history. 4 spacious bdrms each w/ their own bath. Great pool deck! AC or open windows & sliders to the Caribbean breezes. 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. TREE FROG COTTAGE Charming 1 x 1 home, surrounded by lush tropical forest with views of Coral Bay and the BVI. Close to shopping and restaurants, but very private. Good short term rental history. FISH BA Y 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that borders Nature Conser vancy property make this home a must see! D OVE C OTTAGE St. Johns rst luxury eco-villa 2 BR, 1.5 BTH w/ 280 views & pool. Solar & green building materials, recently remodeled w/ custom mahogany doors, room to expand or build more in upscale Dreekets Bay. VILLA F AR N IENTE Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in Pt. Rendezvous offers big views, breezes & great rental history. Beautifully-appointed, fully furnished, infinity-edge pool, interior staircase, artistic lighting and super sun and moonrises! 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. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropi cal living, big views & masonry homecentrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! 90 DA Y 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. T REE H OUSE offers spectacular views from Upper Carolinas ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. The Company that gives back to St. John GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 CORAL BREEZE Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $435,000 CONCH VILLAS : Why pay rent? Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or a 1br, 1ba condo close to Cruz Bay! 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24 St. John Tradewinds, October 31-November 6, 2011 Territory's Budget Shortfall Will Impact VIPD, VIFS, Dept. of Health and More tion was given based on technical amendments in the amount of $1 million and other adjustments were $731.3 million for FY 2012, an was not optimistic about the govmonths the government revenue collections will improve or even after the eight percent salary reduction has ceased in June 2013, The government is also still working toward paying $30 mil lion in due income tax refunds, Watson-Anderson.St. John Tradewinds Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Carlton Dowe, met nancial team on October 24, the to status of the government based on Fiscal Year 2012 projections. The executive branch updated the FY 2012 projections which nues available for appropriation at When compared to the FY 2012 general fund appropriation level of $720 million, the revenue projec tions now show a budgetary shortfall of $27.1 million. We are also concerned that some departments and agencies FY 2012 appropriation levels are level of mandated services to the territorys residents and visitors, Some of the agencies which will be impacted by the budget shortfall of $27.1 million are the Department of Justice, Bureau Department, Department of Public Works, Department of Health, Roy L. Schneider Hospital, Department of Human Services and the agement Agency, according to the branch presented the Legislature 2012 balanced budget of $731.3 million. The legislature, however, appropriated a net FY 2012 general fund budget of $720 million. The projected FY 2012 budget submitted in June by the executive branch was inaccurate because the legislatures Post Auditors report showed projections of $734 mil lion for FY 2012, according to Senator Dowe. The legislature approved a FY 2012 general fund appropriation of $720 million, approximately tive budget of $734 million, after careful review of the FY 2012 projects and other pertinent infor mation submitted by the executive branch, said Dowe. The $731.3 million for FY 2012 submitted in June 2011 was different because updated informa