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VI Must and Can Reduce Waste Stream, Says Experts to IGBAPage 6Jahlil Ward Refuses Plea Deal, Heading Back to Court in Cockayne Murder TrialPage 2 Dept. of Ed Investigating Reported Sex Assault at Julius SprauvePage 3 November 21-27, 2011 Copyright 2011Clinic Staff Woes Aired in Letter to the EditorPage 15 Photo by Steve SimonsenInto the LightStop by Bajo el Sol on Friday, November 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. for an opening reception for local photographer Steve Simonsen's latest work titled "Into the Light." See page 13 for more information.
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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Jahlil Ward is heading back to court for a third time to face charges that he killed Jamie Cockayne in Cruz Bay in 2007. Ward refused the prosecutions plea deal offer last week to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, ensuring that the St. John man will face his third trial on charges of stabbing 21-yearold Cockayne to death on a Cruz Bay street in June 2007. Ward, 23, of Gifft Hill was ar rested in June 2008 and charged degree assault and weapons charges. October 2008, Ward was found That verdict was tossed out by V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar on grounds that the prosecution did not share evidence with Wards defense lawyer. Ward was granted a re-trial and faced his second jury in December 2009. Jurors in that case found the St. John man guilty of second-degree murder, thirddegree assault and weapons charges. During Wards January 2010 sentencing, however, his defense attorney Michael Quinn peti tioned for a new trial on grounds that the prosecution prevented a key witness from returning to the territory to testify on Wards behalf, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. Hollar granted Quinns peti tion for a new trial, setting up his third round before a Virgin Islands jury. A date for Wards third trial has not been set. Ward has been locked up at the V.I. Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas since his arrest in June 2008, despite Hollars order in February to reduce his bail. Setting up his potential release from jail in February 2011, Hollar granted Wards motion for reduction in bail and allowed him to be released on posting 10 per cent of his $100,000 bail. Ward did not, however, secure his reremains in jail on St. Thomas, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. trials contended that Ward along with two other men who are serving sentences for assault and weapons charges fought with 21-year-old Pennsylvania resident Jamie Cockayne outside a Cruz Bay bar the night of June 19, 2007. After the altercation outside the Front Yard Bar, Ward followed Cockayne up the street to the Fashion Palace, where he stabbed the Pennsylvania man eight times, including once in the femoral artery, according to prosecutors. Cockayne died from his wounds before emergency responders arrived just after midnight on June 19, 2007. In the months following his murder, Cockaynes family launched a media blitz, appearing on Larry King Live, Greta van Susteren and other national news outlets, accusing the V.I. Police Department of inaction. Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas were arrested along with Ward and all three faced weapons charges in a joined trial in October 2008. Jurors that time around found Ward guilty of murder and Boston and Thomas guilty of assault and weapons charges. After Hollar threw all of those convictions out. Boston and Thomas faced a second jury together in March 2010 and were once again convicted of assault and weapons charges. Both men were sentenced in November 2010 are currently serving out their roughly seven year prison terms handed down by Hollar. Wards third trial date has not been scheduled.Jahlil Ward Refuses Plea Deal, Heading Back to Court in Cockayne Murder Case ACC Christmas for the Animals Gala Set for January 21 at A La Mer VillaThe Coral Bay Community Councils Annual Meeting and potluck dinner is set for Monday, November 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant. Everyone in Coral Bay is welcome and should bring a favorite dish to share from main dishes to desserts. Drinks will be on sale. A business meeting will be hosted at 6:30 p.m., which will be a good time to renew those CBCC memberships for 2011 or beof useful information can be found on the website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. CBCC Annual Meeting and Potluck at Miss Lucys on November 28Its time to dust off those running shoe and get this holiday season started right! Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. Donations of non-perishable are appreciated. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot for the 5K looping course in the area of Maho/Francis/ Leinster Bay areas. Kids are welcome and they should drag their parents out for an hour in the morning. The course is part road and part trail running, so runners should expect to get wet or muddy. But, thats part of the fun, a little XTERRA for Thanksgiving morning. Fun Thanksgiving themed prizes and awards will handed out. For more information email Louise Wearmouth at email@example.com or call Jude Woodcock at 779-1416.STJ Landsharks Hosting Turkey Day 5KThe St. John Animal Care Centers Annual Christmas for the Animals fundraiser gala will be Saturday evening, January 21, at A La Mer villa overlooking Great Cruz Bay. The Snow Ball will be island fancy and will feature a live band. All proceeds will go to fund the ACC important work for the neglected and abandoned animals of St. John. Effective immediately and until further notice, the hours for the 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be no Friday clearance. Taxpayers who wish to have their shipments cleared on a Friday are asked to make arrangements by contacting Glenford Hodge at 776-3740. Excise Tax Ofce Sets New HoursSt. John Montessori School is hosting its third annual Holly The Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the table to pick up tasty cookies, pies, cakes, brownies and more. Funds raised at the event will support the schools scholarship fund and its annual Kids Fest in April. For more information call St. John Montessori School at 7759594.St. John Montessori Holly Bake Sale Set for December 10 at Marketplace
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds cials are investigating an alleged sexual assault which took place at the Julius E. Sprauve School last week. The alleged sexual assault took place during a supervised after-school activity on Tuesday afternoon, November 15, and involved multiple students, according to information from DOE. JESS Principal Dionne Wells learned of the incident on Thursday, November 17, and took immediate action, reporting the incident to the V.I. Police Department. It was listed in the St. John VIPD blotter at 1:30 p.m. November 17 and categorized as an attempted rape. Wells also met with the students involved in the incident and their parents on Friday morning, November 18, at JESS, according DOE. DOE Commissioner LaVerne Terry also met with Wells Friday at JESS. In addition to DOE, Department of Human Services and the incident. At this point, all of the appropriate agencies, including the V.I. Police Department and Human Services, have been propare in the process of determining exactly what occurred, according to a prepared statement by DOE. The students were taking part in a supervised after-school activity when the alleged sexual assault occurred on the Cruz Bay campus, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. For the protection of the students involved, DOE last week did not release any details of the incident or the identity of the students. JESS is a public elemen tary and middle school with kindergarten through eighth grade classes. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With only a few simple changes, the Virgin Islands can drastically reduce its waste stream, Mark Lichtenstein told about 20 people at a Thursday night, November 18, Island Green Builders Association meeting. Lichtenstein was one of three sustainability experts who shared information on ways to deal with the territorys waste stream at IGhosted at the University of Virgin Islands St. John Academic Center place. While Lichtenstein was on island for last weeks meeting, Susan Parten, a civil and environmental engineer, joined the meeting via Skype from Austin, Texas, and Jim Doersam, a nationally recognized composting expert, joined in from San Antonio. The three are part of the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Green Technology Advisory Board. The group has been tasked with recommending tangible actions for the government to take to The trio shared alternatives to the controversial plan by Alpine Energy to build a waste to energy plant in the territory. Implementing programs aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling the three Rs as much waste as possible, can have a big affect on the amount of trash piling up across the Virgin Islands, explained Parten. Waste to energy and the three Rs can usually co-exist, but in the Virgin Islands, with limited population and limited resources, that to make the economics of waste to energy work, said Parten. While there are still many questions which Alpine has not answered, Parten used comparable waste to energy programs to calculate the cost of handling the ter ritorys waste stream in different scenarios. A waste to energy scenario would cost the territory about $10 million more per year to deal with its waste stream as opposed to a program which uses the three Rs and large-scale municipal composting, according to Parten. Waste to energy is only accept able when they use only post-recyclables, she said. That is after the three Rs. Every recyclable can be handled at a much cheaper cost per ton versus waste to energy. Parten shared the city of Austins aggressive solid waste reduction program, which set a 90 per cent diversion rate goal for 2030, and a 50 percent diversion of solid The territory could implement a similar program and begin by adopting legislative mandates for source separation and modifying Waste Management Authority operations, according to Parten. Along with source separation and recycling, large scale composting could reduce the territorys waste stream by up to 75 percent, according to Doersam. Composting works by encour aging microbes in organic matter to break down in a controlled environment. In addition to eliminating brush, lawn and agriculture waste, food waste and more from the waste stream, composting results in a marketable topsoil or potting soil product, Doersam explained. which prevented him from sharing images of large scale composts in the Austin, Texas area, Doersam the practice. Composting, a common practice in many areas today, usually takes about four to six weeks to break down and another three to six months for the curing process, when the material cools down. What is left is passed through a screen and then can be marketed as topsoil, Doersam explained. This is a great opportunity to generate a material and use it on the island, he said. This is not an emerging technology anymore. This has been happening for some time and has been proven to extend There is a composting study currently underway in the Virgin Islands, which is looking into locations, sources and end uses, Doersam added. As a member of the Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership, Lichtenstein is working with residents and local experts to create viable ways for the territory to handle its waste. Friday, Nov. 25th INDEXAsk the Auto Doctor ...........15 Business Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 3 DOE Investigating Reported Sexual Assault at JESSSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottAbout 20 residents heard from sustainabilty experts via Skype at IGBA's meeting last week at UVI's St. John Academic Center. Virgin Islands Must and Can Reduce Waste Stream, Say Experts The key is diversion rate and incinerators, said Lichtenstein. We have to talk about a different way to look at this. Its about sustainable material management. These are resources which can be used; they are not trash, he said. Just because we use something, that does not make it waste, its a resource. Your challenges here are really opportunities. Lichtenstein and members of the V.I. Recycling Partnership are working toward a 30 percent diversion rate in a few years. lines, said Lichtenstein. But we need to get there and we need to take steps in that direction. We have to look at all components of the waste stream and do a highest and best use analysis for each one. From the EPA regional adminis trator to the governor, there is going to be real effort to reduce the Virgin Islands waste, Lichtenstein explained. The EPA regional administra tor will be here in December and will present our report to the Senate and the governor, he said. This is being pushed hard. But it has to be a grassroots movement to make this happen.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for a gourmet meal on Thanksgiving with all the trimming, but dont feel like sweating it out in the kitchen? Marketplace do all the work. Chef Erik Chewy Cereres at the deli is offering gourmet Thanksgiving dinner to go for only $29 a person. Orders for three or more people will include a whole 10 to 12-pound roasted turkey while orders for two will have a half of a succulent roasted bird. The meal also includes gravy, herb focaccia stuffing with Granny Smith apples, Italian sausage and caramelized onion along with three delectable side dishes. Choose from a shiitake mushroom and green bean casserole, Gran Marnier cranberry sauce, roasted garlic whipped potatoes and brown sugar glazed carrots. For anyone who cant decide, its only $4 per per son for additional side dishes. And dont forget about something sweet. Cereres dessert options include either a whole fresh baked pumpkin or apple pie for $25. Plus, manager Angie Warren and chef Cereres will be working during the morning on Thanksgiving Day so diners can pick up their meals at the deli between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Customers are urged to get their orders in as soon as possible and by Tuesday, November 22, at the latest. Sam and Jacks Deli fans should also keep an eye out for upcoming Holiday Meals to go, available in December. Stop by the deli, open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for sandwiches and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for prepared meals and market items. Fans of Sam and Jacks homemade ice cream section, where the fresh churned treats are now avail able. Check out their decadent mocha brownie, clasFor more information, call Sam and Jacks deli at 714-3554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 Happy Holidays! Let Sam and Jacks Deli Make Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner To GoSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottChef Erik Cereres will be whipping up roasted turkeys with all the trimmings this week. St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Yacht Club on the east end of St. John will host the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26. Sailers can expect two days of great racing and two nights of fun parties with live music at Skinny Legs. Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, MultiHulls, Single Handers, and Traditional boats compete. The Friday after Thanksgiving is when all the fun starts, and it continues through Saturday night in Coral Bay. On Saturday, November 25, the PHRF class will start together. All other classes will have staggered starts in a Pursuit Race that day. A boats handicap rating will determine its start time ing together. Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club, and the place to meet for Skippers Meetings, music, food, drink and the Awards Ceremony. Racing on Friday, November 25, will be open to Gaffers, Single Handed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft. but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over, and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs with a Skippers Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs. There is a mandatory registration for all Saturday Pursuit racers on Friday evening, November 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is for all boats other than PHRF. If a skipper is unable to attend, call Dick Burks at 643-5261 to obtain a start time for Saturday morning. Racing on Saturday, November 26, will be open to PHRF I, PHRF II, and Pursuit Class Race. A Skippers Meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers start times will be announced. The awards ceremony is Satur day, November 26, at Skinny Legs at 5:30 p.m. Please note Traditional Class shall have a Gaff or low aspect ratio sail. Consult the Race Committee for luff-foot ratio. The Race Committee reserves the right to disallow non-traditional vessels. Pursuit Class will have open sail choice. Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to Kids And The Sea program. East and West, St. John Hardware and St. John Hardware. Win a dinghy and motor! Call Denise Wright at 513-4022 or email email@example.com with any questions.Get Ready for 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta Nov. 25 and 26
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A failed attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records largest potluck record hasnt scared Ken Yolman away from hosting the biggest island feed of the year. Despite wide-spread speculation that last annual Coral Bay community potluck dinner is on for Thursday, November 24, after all! Yolman originally opened his home for people with no where to go on Thanksgiving to join the local architect in a potluck. That was about 13 years ago and after hosting the Thanksgiving party at his Coral Bay home for a few years, the crowd outgrew Yolmans abode. So he moved the party down the road a piece to Skinny Legs, which is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but allows Yolman the use of the facility. Of course, the party had to take on a distinctive Coral Bay style roasted pig alongside the traditional bird and Thankspigging was born. This year will be the 11th annual feed at Skinny Legs and is sure to draw another near record-breaking crowd armed with pies, casseroles, mashed potatoes and more. Reluctant to spearhead the entire event himself again, Yolman decided to keep Thankspigging alive as long he got assistance. Someone asked me while cleaning Skinnys after the party last year if I would be interested doing it again next year if he formed a group to donate time and money, said Yolman. Loud complaints from Coral Bay residents might have had something to do with Yolmans decision as well. During the past year there was a very strong current of people voicing their desire to keep the Coral Bay community tradition alive, he said. More people asked again last month. Mark Maunder enlisted a group of people that would like to be sponsors and head and I didnt have to do anything except show up. So Thankspigging 11 is on again and Ill be as involved as ever, said Yolman. I am extremely happy and grateful the community will continue this Thanksgiving tradition. While no one is attempting immortality in the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records this year, anyone going to Thankspigging can expect a crowd, explained Yolman. Last year we attempted to break the Guinness World Record for The Largest Pot Luck Party which stood at 479 participants at a party in New York City, Yolman said. We turned out 420, which is 10 percent of our island. Not a bad number for little Coral Bay. Back on the Thankspigging menu this year is the namesake 100-pound pig, along with goat and even some alligator. Attendees are also asked to bring their best dish, Yolman added. If you are able, please prepare whatever you think you cook the best to share, he said. Everyone is invited to join us to feed at 4 p.m. Coral Bay Time on Thanksgiving Day. This year organizers are seeking sponsors and accepting donations. Sponsors can call Yolman at 779-7445. There will also be Tshirts at Thankspigging for sale to help fund the event. St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing 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 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileThe annual Coral Bay community feast will once again feed a crowd this year on Thanksgiving Day.Thankspigging Tradition Continues in Coral Bay
6 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 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 OUR 2012 EDITION IS GETTING PRINTED! ARRIV AL DA TE T/B/D.UPDATE:By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From Frank Powell Park to the Coral Bay Fire Station, Gifft Hill School students took a day off from classes and instead made a difference for agencies and community groups across St. John on November 10. Students from kindergarten through high school took part in GHS second annual school-wide community service day, GHS Gives Back, on Thursday, November 10. The schools youngest students delighted the seniors at St. Ursuers entertained the group at the Adrians Senior Center. Second and third graders helped out the St. John Animal Care Center by hosting a fundraiser at The Marketplace, which netted $850 for the islands animal welfare group. and community groups who benDay GHS fourth graders cleaned made sure Hawksnest Beach was devoid of trash. Students also helped clean the Cruz Bay and Coral Bay Fire Stations, the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation Center and the Elaine I. Sprauve Library. While some GHS students spent the day wiping surfaces clean, other students got their hands dirty. Students in GHS Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program spruced up the Frank Powell Park bandstand, installing plants and shrubs. With designs created by the sixth grade class and plants obtained at cost from Alfredos Landscaping, EARTH students have made the recently renovated Frank Powell Park even more attractive. After the day spent giving back to the island, GHS students gathered on Trayser Field for a schoolwide pep rally to celebrate many jobs well done!GHS Students T ake Break from Classes T o Give Back to St. John 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: email@example.com SAVE $$$$$$$ 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 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewiinds News Photo GHS students cleaned the Animal Care Center, above, Hawksnest Beach, at left, and the Sprauve Library, below left, during GHS Gives Back.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds By next spring, visitors to the V.I. National Park will have a new, easily walkable route to the popular Honeymoon and Salomon Beaches. Thanks to a $995,000 grant from the Federal Highway Alter native Transportation Fund, VINP of creating an even surfaced, easily traversed trail from the VINP visitors center in Cruz Bay to the nearby beaches west of Caneel Bay. phase of the project, pre-design and environmental assessment, to study how best to improve the trails, explained VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. The trail will be about threequarters of a mile and we hope to have construction started next fall, said Hardgrove. Were in the pre-design and compliance phase right now and well look at all the alternatives and will select a preferred alternative with the least amount of resource impact and best visitor access. Then well put that out there for public comment and see what the public thinks. Starting at the wooden staircase constructed by volunteers last year led by Jeff Chabot dubbed the stairway to heaven by VINP ofrah Rhen, along with the VINPs Safety Committee, is looking at improving the trail leading around the stairway and up a slight grade to lead to the beaches, explained Hardgrove.St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 7 Continued on Page 16VINP Looks To Improve Access to Honeymoon and Salomon Beaches with New Trail St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott A new easier to traverse VINP trail will lead hikers around the stairway, above, and out to Honeymoon and Saloman Beaches.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds For the third straight year, Friends of V.I. National Park has opened its annual fundraising auction to supporters across the globe. Traditionally hosted during the John, three years ago organizers switched the auction to an online format to increase participation. We decided to split the auction from the gala in 2009 because we had 200 people at the gala as our auction bidders versus this way online, where we can reach out to our family and friends and supporters in the states or around the world, said Heather Ruhsam, Friends development director. Using the Bidding for Good website, www.biddingforgood. com/friendsofvinp, Friends has been able to increase its auction audience as well as its fundraising efforts, which go to support the groups many educational programs and projects supporting VINP. Last years auction raised $3,000 more than Ruhsams fundraising goal of $25,000. So this year, the development director has set her sights higher. My goal is to make $30,000 from the auction to support our many programs in the VINP, said Ruhsam. Last year our goal was $25,000 and we raised $28,000, so were going even bigger this year. With more than 30 items like Christmas week at a luxurious ski in and ski out lodge in Utah, a seven night charter on a 54-foot Hylas, beautiful local art works and more, Friends is sure to meet its fundraising goals this year. Were really excited about one of our headlining items which is a week at a two-bedroom, two-bath villa at Marriott Mountainside in Park City, Utah, said Ruhsam. The villa is ski in and ski out and sleeps up to eight people and the week is Christmas week 2012. Beach bums who prefer to stay off the slopes will want to bid on one of the local boat charters available in Friends online auction. Choose from a full day cruise to Jost Van Dyke on Wet Woodys, a half-day champagne sail and snorkel aboard Adventuress, or bring the whole gang aboard Sadie Sea or Kekoa. Other charters in the auction include the week-long bare boat charter on a Hylas 54 and full day trip on Calypso. Searching for some local art? Items up for bid include geokinetic sculptor Larry Lipskys latest creation, a batik wall hanging by Maho Camps resident artist AnnaLisa Jensen, and a blown glass bowl by Maho Bay Art Center visiting artist David Leppla. Looking to lime the night away in style? Bid on the Love City Lives special VIP package which includes tickets to a welcome event with headliner Morgan Heritage on January 27, two VIP tickets to the main concert on January 28 with food and full bar, and two spaces aboard the Love City Live power boat trip to the BVI on January 29. The package also includes two nights at the Inn at Tamarind Court for January 27 and 28. Friends online auction also includes jewelry, portraits and more and Ruhsam is adding new items all the time. There is more jewelry and all sorts of new items coming, so people should keep checking the site 8 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 Friends of VINP Kick Off Third Annual Online AuctionSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Maho Bay Camps artist AnnaLisa Jensen's batik wall hanging is one of the items in Friends' online auction. 2012 EDITION COMING SOONContinued on Page 16 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 9 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While adult sailors battle it out in Coral Bay harbor over Thanksgiving weekend, local Optimist sailors will be going head to head in a regatta of their own over at Maho Bay. The V.I. Optimist Dinghy Association is hosting its inaugural event Thanksgiving week right here on St. John. The sailing action starts on Wednesday, Noof a three-day clinic hosted by top notch visiting coaches. The VIODA Championship regatta will run all day Saturday, November 26, and half a day on Sunday, November 27, followed by an awards ceremony. Red, will complete a seven leg course in the Maho Bay area. VIODA was organized by a group of parents of optimist sailors who were looking for a little more coaching than what was offered by Joyce McKenzie. We basically organized to hire some higher level coaching talent, most of which is available in Ar gentina said McKenzie, a VIODA member. We got together to bring this talent to the Virgin Islands to provide the next step for the racing skills for the kids in the area. Most sailors begin learning how to sail on an optimist, a small single-handed sailing dinghy, but eventually outgrow the vessel and begin racing in laser radials, lasers and 420s. For students at the optimist level, VIODA offers local sailors a chance to improve their skills and face off against international talent. There are a certain number of kids who are interested and have the support to travel and compete at the international level and on an international circuit, said McKenzie. VIODA was loosely formed corporated last year and the Maho put an event together, said McKenzie. We were in Maho Bay in September and we joined up with some people from the BVI and had a little adventure sail. We towed some boats over and had some kids from the BVI and we all spent a day and a night at Maho. That is what spurred the idea for the regatta, she said. Its a great sailing venue and a great place for kids. With Argentinian coach Santia go Galan on hand, VIODA mem bers decided to host a clinic for optimist sailors as well, McKenzie added. The idea was born to do a clin ic which is a great format for intensive instruction, she said. We have 17 kids registered already for the three day clinic and we have coaches able to instruct each of the different sailing levels. A sailing instructor from the St. Croix Yacht Club will lead green low Argentinian Damian Saponara will led the red, blue and white wraps up on Friday afternoon, sailors will get ready to hit the waves on Saturday morning, November Racing starts on Saturday after registration and a skippers meet ing, said McKenzie. It looks like well have about 20 boats. Well race a half a day on Sunday and then have the awards ceremony. The VIODA Championship is al Optimist Dinghy Associations South American Championships in Argentina in April. Even for optimist sailors who for local kids to sail against and learn from top sailors. There is a group of kids who do the North American and South American Championships and we even have two kids who are heading to New Zealand to compete, said McKenzie. Just to have the chance to sail with these more experienced kids will be a huge opportunity for them. For more information about the VIODA Championship at Maho Bay November 26 an 27, contact McKenzie at email@example.com. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileV.I. Optimist Dinghy Association sailors, above, will race on St. John this weekend.VIODA Hosting Inaugural Optimist Regatta at Maho November 26 and 27
St. John Tradewinds Get ready for some football! The St. John Football Association has opened registration for the upcoming 2012 Mens Flag Football League. The season is set to begin on Friday, January opening ceremony. All interested coaches and team captains were asked to attend a mandatory meeting on November 22. Registration and roster forms were handed out as well as league rules. Teams must have a minimum of 12 players and a maximum of 20. There will be a mandatory follow-up meeting on December 6 in the Parks and Recreation upcoming league as well as to collect rosters and registration fees. The St. John Football Association was recently formed to spearhead the growth of the league and to increase the professionalism, organization and impact which the league has on the community. In addition to the adult league there is also an 8to 15-year-old youth league that runs concurrently with the adult league. The mission of the St. John Football Association is to provide an exciting alternative for young men in the community that may promote a productive and healthy lifestyle. The association is determined to manage, serve and promote the game of football in the area, at all levels of play. The group aims to provide an enjoyable, competitive and team-orientated sporting program where students and adults can interact with each other and consequently assist with the physical and emotional development of young men in the community. All participants are encouraged to adhere to good lifestyle habits to help them achieve their full potential. The program encourages discipline and, more importantly, self-discipline. The association promotes pride and success by fair and honest means, an appreciation for diversity, and a sense of good Were excited for a new season, said Brummell Germain, president of St. John Football Association. With the formation of the St. John Football Association, the league will now have a way to fund raise as well as organize community service activities for both the kids and adults participating in the league. The STJFA will be offering community service hours to students for their assistance with games and their involvement in community service activities. A scholarship will also be awarded to a high school senior who participates in the league and excels on the Any interested players/teams or sponsors may contact SJFA at 774-3282 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on SJFA or to receive information and updates about the league Like the Facebook page www.facebook. com/stjohnfootballusvi.10 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM Get Ready for 4th Annual St. John Mens Flag Football Season Action St. John Relay for Life Stickers Available for $5 DonationThe St. John Film Society will screen Whats Organic About Organic? on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. The thought-provoking 59-minute documentary was directed by Shelley Rogers with co-producer Marty Mesh and illustrates that organic food extends well beyond personal choice and into the realm of social responsibility. both the director Shelley Rogers and co-producer Marty Mesh answer questions on the organic food movement. In addition, Josephine and Hugo Roller from Josephines Or ganic Greens will be on hand to lend a local perspective on organic farming. The On Screen/In Person program is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Virgin Island Council of the Arts. com.SJFS Screening Whats Organic About Organic? December 6 at SJSA car stickers have arrived on island. The logo, designed by Grace Bartolucci at Antilles School, will be used in the marketing campaign for the St. John Relay for Life. The stickers are available for a $5 donation and can currently be obtained at Connections and Woodys and other locations! For friends off-island who would like to show support, email the event chairperson Mary Bartolucci at email@example.com.VIVA Villas Staff Attends VRMA ConferenceSt. John Tradewinds The staff of VIVA Villas, Inc. attended the Vacation Rental Managers Association Annual Confer ence in Orlando, Florida recently. VRMA represents more than 600 property management and associate members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, representing approximately 150,000 vacation rental homes, condos and villas. The VIVA staff participated in seminars covering communica tion, reservation techniques, speed cleaning, maintenance improvements, and more. The group shared success stories and provided feedback on actionable items which can be used to improve services for all guests and the industry as a whole. contact VIVA! at (340) 779-4250. The musical group Sax and Strings will be hosting a Christmas concert in downtown Cruz Bay on Sunday, December 11, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the season.Sax and Strings Christmas Concert Will Be December 11 in Cruz Bay
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 11 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 St. John Tradewinds Mongoose Junction will host an Evening in the Courtyard on Friday, November 25, starting at 5 p.m. The event has been hosted annually on the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with an exciting evening of events and entertainments and serves as a kind of homecoming for many part-time residents returning for the winter. Junction. All participants need to do is collect an entry for every purchase over $10 they make and be present to win at 9 p.m. A Silent Auction of St. John School of the Arts co-founder Sis Franks jewelry and other items from her estate will be hosted at boula will feature a fashion show at 6 p.m. featuring the latest fashions and faces. There will be a live DJ provided for the fashion show and special announcements and a steel pan player providing ambience in the beautifully decorated courtyards. Sun Dog Cafe will host an organic wine tasting and offer samples from their new dinner menu. Craft beer samples are available from The Tap Room. Many of the shops and galleries will be featuring their artists, who will be on hand. Mongoose Junction welcomes Nest, which nowned photographer Steve Simonsen has an opening at Bajo el Sol Gallery and photographer Christian Wheatley will be at the Friends of the Park Store to sign his 2012 calendars. Caravan Gallery will host local jewelers Tom and Alice Krall of Coral Bay Jewelers. Portico offers savings of up to 50 percent by getting a message in a bottle. A free gift is given at Sugarbirds with any $25 purchase, For more information email Michael Barry at michael@sun dogcafe.com.Mongoose Merchants Gearing Up for Evening in the Courtyard Nov. 25 Despite a broken air conditioner, a large crowd packed the ballroom at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Hotel on St. Thomas on Monday, November 14, for West Indies Co.'s annual wine show. Wine makers and merchants from Calinforna, Italy and more shared samples including Michael David Winery, left, which offered tastes of its popular Seven Deadly ZIns. West Indies Wine Show Draws a Crowd
12 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTSSterling perfume funnels Dont miss this opportunity to support the SJSA coher estate. Both the silent and online auctions will feature Siss jewelry but the online auction will feature her collectibles and tableware.** SILENT AUCTION Friday, November 25th 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.* Evening in the Courtyard ON-LINE AUCTION November 8 th 24 th CLOSING BID www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW NOV. 22-23 $25 RAFFLE TICKETS St. John Tradewinds The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. John is giving everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Anyone interested in registering a team should make an appoint ment to pick up team packets at the Quiet Mon Pub on Friday, Decem ber 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organiza tions, and anyone wanting to make cancer is invited to take part in this exciting team event. The second annual St. John Relay For Life starts on Saturday, February 11, at 4 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday, February 12, at 10 a.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve Last year we won the Rookie of the Year, nationally, said Celia Kalousek, St. John Relay team co-chair. We want to invite all the teams from last year, and encour age new teams to sign up to be a part of this amazing event. But date so many teams and we want you in! Relay For Life events are hosted overnight as individuals and teams camp out at a track, with the goal of keeping at least one team mem ber on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the Bartolucci, volunteer Relay event chair. Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that, together, we can elimi nate cancer as a major health problem. Anyone unable to make the Quiet Mon Pub Kick Off Registra tion Party should call Kalousek at the St. John Community FoundaBean at 690-2186. Join the group on Facebook St. John Relay for Life and informa tion about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is also available at www.relayfor life.or/stjohnvi. Register Teams for St. John Relay for Life on December 2St. John Tradewinds Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis last week encouraged property owners to pay their delinquent property taxes in order to avoid the properties being sold at auction, pursuant to Title 33, Chapter 89 of the Virgin Islands Code. Title 33 VIC allows for property to be attached and sold within 30 days of publication of the notice of delinquent taxes in local publica tions. A listing of properties in delinquent payment status of 10 years or more was published in local newspapers in May. Property owners in delinquent payment status of ten years or more were required to pay their past due taxes by July 1, 2011 in order to avoid the procedural attachment and auction of their properties. Francis reminded affected property owners that they still have options to avoid auction of their properties. Property owners can either pay their balances in full or enter into Governor continues to work with property owners on payment plans that would enable them to retain their properties. I am hopeful that property owners will explore the options available to them. Property owners interested in making arrangements for payment of lector at 776-6737 on St. John. A list of the properties that have been attached in preparation for auction can be viewed at www.ltg.gov.vi.Property Owners Encouraged To Pay Deliquent Back Taxes
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photo The latest works from renowned local photographer Steve Simonsen will be featured at Bajo el Sol during Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Junction. A t t e n d H e a l t h R e f o r m M e e t i n g T O N I G H T ! A t t e n d H e a l t h R e f o r m M e e t i n g T O N I G H T ! St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery will host an opening reception for Steve Simonsen Friday, November 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Junction. Simonsen, an award-winning photographer, will be displaying new work entitled Into the Light. His work as a photographer takes Simonsen to places both above and below the surface of the Caribbean and this show will capture wonders of the Caribbean and beyond. The artist is recognized nationally as a nature, underwater, and travel photographer. His work has appeared in prestigious projects including Jean Michelle Cousteaus Cities Under The Sea, and the Smithsonians traveling exhibit entitled, Plant Ocean. His own books include The United States Virgin Islands, A Photographic Portrait, and his award winning book St. John, Living Art, a pictorial collection that vibrantly documents one of the most beautiful places in the world, his own home island of St. John, published in 2003. Simonsens work will be featured during the month of December. Bajo el Sol Gallerys regular hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is located at the top of the stone steps in Mongoose Junction. For more information call 693-7070. Bajo el Sol Hosting Opening Reception for Steve Simonsen Nov. 25
14 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHA T DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.orgNEXT DEADLINE: FRIDAY NOV. 25TH Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 7 3rd Degree Burglaries: 38 Grand Larcenies: 53 Rapes: 1 Sincere thanks to all of the local businesses and everyone who contributed to the success of the St. John Chaotic Kayak event on August 28, which raised $25,000 for TRRs Wounded Veterans USVI Program. With the help of Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz who ran 8 Tuff Miles to raise $10,000 for this group, St. John recently hosted a week-long wounded veter ans program for 29 participants to kayak, swim, snor kel and heal at Cinnamon Bay. And then there were those who went above and beyond by providing meals, kayaks, snorkel gear, shuttle service and boat charters during their stay. Also thanks to American Legion Post 131 and AARP for TRRs send off BBQ. On behalf of my wife Brandi and our Sadie Sea friends Tom and Amy Larson, we wish to extend our deepest gratitude! The support shown by this community for these wounded warriors has been astounding! John Schuld Appreciation for Astounding Support for Wounded Warriors SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com Letters To St. John TradewindsAre we a nation, rather an island, of laws? The noise ordinance is not about culture! Noise is a health issue. Im perplexed that this topic is still being debated at this time. Im also stunned that anyone would say that We Caribbean people, we hear the music and we still Pickering. Im sure Mr. Pickering has traveled and noticed how many U.S. jurisdictions are so quiet in compari son to towns of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Below is a copy of the City of Atlanta noise Ordinance. CODE OF ORDINANCES City of ATLANTA, 1997-48, adopted August 25, 1997. (Supplement No. 5) PART II CODE OF ORDINANCES--GENER AL ORDINANCES. Chapter 74 ENVIRONMENT* Sec. 74-133. Excessive noise. It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud or excessive noise which unreasonably interferes with the comfort, response, health and safety of others within the jurisdiction of the city. hibitions. In addition to the general prohibition set declared to be in violation of this article: (1) Horns, signaling devices. The sounding of any horn or signaling device of a motor vehicle on any street or public place within the jurisdiction of the city continuously or intermittently for a period in excess of 60 seconds, except as a danger or emergency warning. (2) Radios, televisions, musical instruments and similar devices. a. The operation or playing of any radio, musical instrument or similar device which produces sound on the public right-of-way in such a manner as to be plainly audible to any person other than the player or operator of the device. b. The operating or playing of any radio, televi sion, phonograph, musical instrument or similar device which produces or reproduces sound in a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 15 meters (50 feet) to any person in a commercial, industrial, residential or noise-sensitive area, multifamily dwelling, motor vehicle or public space. or other similar device between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, and 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays, within or adjacent to residential or noise-sensitive areas, public rights-of-way or public space such that the sound therefrom is plainly audible across the real property line of the source; provided that this shall not apply to any public performance, gathering or parade for which a permit has been obtained from the city, nor shall it apply to performances at the Chastain Park Amphitheater or at any amphitheater constructed upon the Lakewood Fairgrounds whenever the same is governed by another ordinance or by contract as to acceptable levels of sound and as to hours. I reside in metro Atlanta, an area of 4 million people and its quieter than an island of 4,000 called St. John even on a Saturday night. Senator Barshinger, lets not reinvent the wheel. You and I know that there are numerous jurisdictions from Hawaii to Florida that have noise ordinances. Lets not play politics and pander for votes by giving into such a ignorant argument of culture. Noise is a health issue. The Virgin Islands have enough laws to combat this nuisance. As an aside its also the will of the law enforcement community to enforce the local laws Sometimes for the betterment of the community you have to implement an unpopular law for the good of the community. Does the Virgin Islands really need a tighter noise ordinance, or does it really need law whats already on the books? Do the powers that be simply not have the will to write and enforce an effective noise ordinance? I reside in metro Atlanta, and if I can hear noise across my property lines I will call the police and will have the offending party cease and desist...immedi ately! Marq JamesNoise Is a Health Issue, Not a Cultural Issue
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 15 Letters To TradewindsContinued on Page 16 S T JOHN TRADEWINDS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR Thanksgiving DayThe article Roaryal Abeba Restaurant Looks to Nourish the Soul and Fill the Tummy in the November 14-20 edition of St. John Tradewinds included the incorrect phone number for the restaurant. Roaryal Abebas phone number is 340-677-0497. Tradewinds apologizes for the error.Until St. John Freezes Over Ask the Auto Doctor I wish to bring to your attention the situation at the DOH Morris F. deCastro Clinic on St. John. This is a Registered Nurse run clinic no physician. Since August 29, 2011, there have been no RN services at the clinic due to the fact that the three full-time RNs have been out sick (not a sick-out) due to stress caused by an assault on one of the RNs by the Program Administrator (who also plans to run for Senator-at-Large) in October 2010. He was temporarily moved to St.Thomas but due to a contractual item he was able to return to St. John to work August 29. He has no health experience. The RNs refused to work while he is in the clinic and the DOH has refused to address and resolve this situation. This situation has been going on for approximately three years and has been reported through the chain of command of the DOH on repeated occasions and meetings including the Commissioner so everyone was aware of what was happening intimidation on a daily basis which escalated to assault as was predicted by the staff. ination charges also pending. During this time period, August 29 onwards, the DOH has provided minimal services to the public of St. John there is a Licensed Practi cal Nurse in the Womens Health Program (a federally funded program) who legally cannot work alone and only under the supervision of an RN. A Midwife comes once a week from St. Thomas. Another LPN comes from St. Thomas for the Mental Health program, again with no supervision. Practice Law set by the VI Board of Nurses. The immunization program provides coverage one day per week from St. Thomas. In October, he was once again transferred to St. Thomas and his position on St. John was deleted from the budget. However, no one has been informed (except on the street) of this change and he still has keys and comes to the clinic when he chooses. He is given ferry tickets and transportation to and from St. Thomas and rarely puts in a full days work. Last week the nurses, along with their Union representative and lawyer, went to meet with the DOH to resolve this situation. The DOH did not show for the meeting and the nurses are awaiting another date for the meeting. They want to return to work, but cannot do so until this dangerous situation is fully resolved, i.e. keys returned, locks changed, control of clinic access. The public needs to be aware of what is happening at their facility and the poor way the DOH has refused to do what is required to safeguard the nurses and stop Violence in the Workplace. The DOH is just working on a policy! Thank you for your attention. Sally L. Browne, RN (retired from DOH) St. JohnDangerous Situation at Morris de Castro Clinic Continues CorrectionBy Jack Brown St. John Tradewinds Welcome to Ask The Auto Doctor, a fun column to discuss your car, car problems and car repairs. Each week, Ill answer your questions in an effort to help as many car owners as possible here on St. John. I wont be able to answer all submitted questions but I will attempt to answer as many as possible. Q: Help! My 2005 Jeep Wrangler just overheated, so I took your advise from your last column and pulled over right away and shut it off. I had my mechanic look at it and he told me that the reason my engine overheated is because the freeze plug, located in the back of the cylinder head, rusted out and caused a leak in the cooling system. He told me it because he has to remove the cylinder head to replace it. He says it rusted out because I havent been running anti freeze in my engine. What gives with needing antifreeze here where it never gets below 70 degrees? What does that have to do with rust in my engine? And, what the heck do I need freeze plugs for? A: To start with, congratulations on doing the right thing by pulling over and shutting off the engine. You probably saved your self even more expense. There is a huge, and sometimes, very costly misconception about the use of anti freeze/coolant here in the Caribbean. To start with, anti-freeze and coolant are the same thing and perform many duties. One of the worst mistakes any vehicle owner can make here in this climate, is to let the ratio of water/coolant drop below 50/50. That is to say, that you should always keep the concentration of water to coolant at half water and half coolant. Its called anti-freeze/coolant because the solution is resistant to temperature changes and helps keep your cooling system from freezing in extremely cold climates and resists overheating in hot climates. One of the most important qualities of having the proper concentrate of coolant in any climate is that it helps keep anything made of steel in the cooling system from rusting, which will happen very quickly if you are only using water. Whenever rust takes place, it usually ends up with the steel freeze plugs rusting through, causing a loss of all the coolant from your engine. This often results in catastrophic failure of the engine from over heating. Its much less to pay $20 for a good quality coolant concentrate than to pay for rebuilding or replacing your entire engine. In addition, anti-freeze/coolant has a lubricating quality that will help to keep the water pump seals from wearing prematurely avoiding a potential coolant leak. You can open your radiator cap when the engine is completely cool and look at the color of the coolant. If its a nice green color then youre probably okay. If its the color of rust, and we all know what that looks like, then you should have your radiator and cooling system drained and 50/50 mixture of coolant/water. If youre not sure, every shop should have a tester that they can take a sample of the coolant in your radiator and let you know if you need to add more anti-freeze And to answer your question about freeze plugs. Theyre to keep your engine from cracking in extremely cold climates if you dont have a high enough concentration of anti-freeze. So, you get them whether you need them or not. Theyre part of every engine and can rust as yours did. Always purchase coolant concentrate, not a ready-to-add solution thats already been diluted with water. When you need to add to your radiator or coolant reser voir, always add coolant concentrate because you cant damage your engine by having too high a coolant ratio. However, a too low a concentrate level can allow rust to start inside your engine. Stay Cool! Steak and Eggs Q: I took my car to my local mechanic and he gave me an estimate for the parts and labor to do the job. When I checked at the local parts store I found that I could buy the same part for several dollars less. When I told my mechanic I wanted to purchase and bring my own part (s) to him, so I could save some money, he said he would install them, but would not guarantee the parts in the event that any of them failed down the road. Whats the story here? A: Businesses, of every kind, from grocery stores to restaurants, buy the products/parts they provide at one price, add a rea
16 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 Continued from Page 8Trail Access: Honeymoon and Salomon BeachesFriends of VINP Online AuctionContinued from Page 7St. John Tradewiinds News Photos Cutline: the marked up price. Its called commerce. Simply stated, your mechanic has taken his time and used his expertise to diagnose your cars problem and determine the correct part(s) needed. Then hes taken his time and called the parts store to see if the parts are available, gotten the price, given you an estimate of what the repair will cost, then purchased and paid for the part with his money. Most shops will then guarantee not only their diagnosis, but also the part they have supplied against any defects in material or workmanship. Bringing your own parts to your local repair shop is like bringing your own steak, or eggs, to a restaurant and asking their chef to expertly prepare them, using the restaurants professional equipment, just so you can save a few bucks on your meal. Its just bad form and not advisable if you want to stay on your mechanics good side. Every business, including your auto repair shop, on the parts they sell, so please dont bring your own steak and eggs to their shop. Theyre probably not very good at cooking anyway! Jack Brown is a professional, factory trained mechanic with more than 30 years experience in car repair. If you have a question about your car, car problems or car repairs email Jack at asktheautodoctor@ hotmail.com. Using the stairway to heaven as an origination point, were looking at improving a route around the stairs for people who cant manage the steps, said Hardgrove. The trail will be probably about eight feet wide with a surface treatment that will be very safe and green. Were trying to use recycled tires from the island of St. John to mat down and use as ground cover. Were not real sure of the process right now, but were looking at using the tires as one of the surface treatments wed like to explore, he said. While maintaining tree canopy on the historic and boulders in order to make the path easier to traverse, Hardgrove explained. Well be upgrading the walkable surface which at this point varies between three and six feet wide with lots of large rocks and boulders, he said. The trail is hard to maintain right now because of those rocks and the grasses grow up to shoulder height in the summer months. Well eliminate about 90 percent of the maintenance needed on the trail and make the trail a lot safer to use. A few new foot bridges will be installed in or Hardgrove added. The VINPs Safety Committee is comprised of Rafe Boulon, Lloyd Morris, Keith Macneir, Paul Thomas, Mike Anderson and Christy Mcmanus. The group, along with Rhen, who is overseeing the project, is looking to maintain as much of the local environmental resources while improving safety and access. This will hugely improve visitor safety, said Hardgrove. People will be able to use the trail to exercise on a predictable surface and people who couldnt handle the stairs and grades of the existing trail will be able to walk to the beaches. The project is also expected to reduce the comes more than 1 million visitors a year. This will give visitors an alternative to get off the busy access road, said Hardgrove. Visitors from St. Thomas will be able to walk off the ferry and walk to Honeymoon and Salomon Beaches, eliminating the need to rent a car. adhere to Americans with Disabilities Act standards as much as possible, according to the super intendent. Right now were looking at the trail grades along the shortest route and trying to meet ADA requirements to the extent possible, said Hardgrove. The VINP Safety Committee is also looking at connecting the gravel road by the old seaplane ramp to the upgraded trail in order to attract boaters, according to the VINP Superintendent. Well look at connecting the trail to the seaplane ramp road so you can dinghy into the seaplane ramp and walk to Honeymoon beach, he said. We think that will be attractive to visiting boaters. The entire project is expected set the park back less than $1 million, Hardgrove added. Our calculations are leading us to believe that the project will be less than $1 million and probably more in the $990,000 range, said Hardgrove. Once the planning team decides on several alternatives, VINP will host public meetings in both St. John and St. Thomas and meet with Caneel Well have a meeting in Cruz Bay and a meet ing on St. Thomas so the public can comment on the alternatives, said the VINP Superintendent. One of the other folks that well work with on this will be Caneel Bay Resort because they have an interest in this and theyd love to see the access improved. Once the public comment phase is complete, RFPs. Were looking at a design build or some form of that so the contractor will have enough crite ria in pre-design to just be left with the technical stuff to show locations and determine width, said Hardgrove. VINP will also use the new trail as an educational tool for visitors, Hardgrove added. Were looking at putting interpretive way signs along the trail to educate the public about the fort and other areas, he said. Theyll also help folks understand how much farther the beaches are and cited about this project; its certainly good news. to see what new packages have been added, said Ruhsam. The auction opened on Friday, November 18, at 9 a.m. and closes on Sunday night, December 4, at 8 p.m. E.S.T., which is 9 p.m. local time. And, be sure to mark those calendars for Friends annual gala, set this year for Saturday, February 4, at the newly completed home of Judy and Michael Skurnik, Marea on Ditliff Point. The gala is going to be great again this year, said Ruhsam. We have two bands lined up, In the Sand Band and the Jon Herington Band, who was the lead guitarist for Steely Dan for years. special auction being hosted by R&I Patton, Ruhsam added. development director. They will pick out one special piece for us from for that item only. That special R&I Patton piece will be on display at the Pattons MonFriends of the Park Store. Its not too late to donate items for the online auction either. To donate to Friends online auction call Ruhsam at 779-4940. And be sure to bid at www.biddingforgood.com/friendsofvinp before Sunday, December 4, at 8 p.m. EST. Ask the Auto DoctorContinued from Page 15
St. John Tradewinds Learning Institute campus of the St. John Montessori School students knew they were in for a treat. In the classroom with children between 3 and 7 years old V.I. Fire press the sirens. One new 3-year-old SJM student was overcome with fear, but was It was a visit each child will long remember! St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 17 Friday, November 11 10:53 a.m. A visitor from Texas p/r that his wallet and cell phone were stolen. Grand lar ceny. Saturday, November 12 9:15 a.m. A citizen c/r that a weapon was at the Pine Peace basketball court. Recovered weapon. 5:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that someone came inside her workplace and stole four pieces of jewelry. Grand larceny. 7:40 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Loud music. 10:47 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, November 13 11:50 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that she was assaulted by a female. Simple assault. 6:47 p.m. A citizen c/r damage to a vehicle at Trunk Bay. Damage to a vehicle. Monday, November 14 9:25 a.m. An employee of Mongoose Junction c/r that a business was burglarized. Bur glary in the third. 4:20 p.m. A citizen c/r that she lost her cell phone. Lost cell phone. 4:40 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that she lost her drivers license. Lost documents. 7:50 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that she wanted her son out of the house. Police assistance. 11:20 p.m. A visitor from Massachusetts c/r a disturbance at Maho Bay. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. T uesday, November 15 10:42 a.m. A citizen c/r hearing gun shots in the area of Coral Bay. Illegal discharge of W ednesday, November 16 p/r an injury at Leander Jurgen Command. Accidental injury. 8:50 a.m. An employee of the Westin Resort and Villas c/r 5:52 p.m. V.I. Fire Departstation c/r a disturbance at the station. Police assistance. 11:11 p.m. An employee at Mongoose Junction c/r that a customer ate at a restaurant and did not pay. Restaurant fraud. Thursday, November 17 9:06 a.m. A Sirenusa resident c/r that she was bitten by a dog. Dog bite. 11:09 a.m. An Estate Johns Folly resident c/r that a rock damaged her rear window. Damage to a vehicle. 1:30 p.m. An employee of the Department of Education r/ a sexual assault. Attempted rape. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to stop fraud and corruption in the US Virgin Islands. Whether it is a government agency, a private business, an too frequently the community is learning about a fraudulent act that has allegedly been commit ted. Recent reports have revealed that some government employees have been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing and selling government property for personal gain. Other reports have revealed that some elected money. In some cases these acts were being committed for years before the individuals were caught. The community can no longer afford not to speak up. Corruption and fraud affects everyone in some way. Not only does it erode the coneveryone in the wallet through increased taxes, rates, and fees. If the community doesnt say something, consider what will have to be paid to maintain our families. The community can no longer continue to allow these persons to take the easy road to prosperity at others expense. Often when one thinks of crime, it is of things occurring uals and homes. Taking something that isnt yours is a crime, period. Engaging in corruption and fraud is a crime, period. If anyone knows of any crimes involving businesses such as tax evasion, stealing electricity, illegal hiring practices, importing illegal weapons, etc., call Crime Stoppers. If anyone knows of any public servants who are involved in stealing public funds or proper ty, accepting bribes for services, or anything of this nature, call Crime Stoppers. The corruption must end. We all work hard to enjoy this place called paradise; please become a part of making the territory a better place to live by telling what you may know about these or any other crimes. Information will be submitted to the appropriate law enforcement agency, and tipsters will remain anonymous. Submit tips to 1-800-222TIPS (8477), www.crimestop persusvi.org, or text it to CRIMES (274637). Include USVI in the body of the text message. If the information helps law enforcement solve a crime, the tipster will receive a cash reward.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on CrimesSt. John Montessori Students Learn Fire Safety The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School. The guest speaker for November 27 is John Saxon, who will speak on the topic, Hardwired for God? For transportation from Cruz Bay call 776-6332. Childcare is available upon prior request. For more information, visit www. uufstjohn.org.John Saxon T o Speak About "Hardwired for God?" on Nov. 27St. John Tradewiinds News Photos St. John Montessori students climbed aboard a shiny red
18 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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 Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 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 774-8617 Church Directory St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Several residents in the Estate Power Boyd area raised alarm last week when workers clearing the site of a new gas station undermined the hillside. Excavation at the construction site near the top of Jacob's Ladder has the neighbors concerned about the strength of the roadway just above the work.Gas Station Dig Worries Residents
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 19 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 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, w Cruz Bay $1200 Two bedrooms, two bath $2000 Two bedroom house with mother-in-law unit, furnished, bedroom A/C, w/d, 2 large decks,water view $3000 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $900 One bedroom, one bath $1200 Two bedroom, two baths, house, w awesome view, $1700 Check out www.stjohnlive. com for more details. 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 2 BEDROOM (NON-SMOKING) FURNISHED HOUSE Large deck, beautiful views and GREAT 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. Call owner Christie O'Neil, who is licensed with Holiday Homes of St. John. (340) 774-8088 or 998-7451 Gorgeous .73-acre n Flanagans Passage, 180-degree view, includes all East End, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman and Peter Islands, from Moravian Church in the north to LeDuc Island in the south, straddles ridges. Hear the waves, see the sun and moonrise! Priced to sell buyer. Serious inquiries only. 340-643-7615. 9676310@N07/sets/72157622103281365/ Choc Hole-Near Westin: Furnished Long Term 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, A/C, W&D, Electric Included. $1950/mth. Call Ron 715-853-9696 Services NEW OFFICE / RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa Gourmet Market 448 sq. ft. 1-3 person mo. 1,036 ft. 3-5 person $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandi arealestate.com For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. 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 Employment HOUSE FOR RENT: 3 bedroom 2 bath house for rent in Bordeaux. Lovely house set in the beautiful mountain of Bordeaux. This house boasts a great view of St. Croix. Washer and dryer add convenience to this relaxed environment. Very clean and fully furnished. Move in ready. This long term rental is available December 1st, maybe sooner. $2000.00 per month. Call Linda @ 340-693-7005 Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; Enighed. Call 690-1104 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 or 678-715-1129 Land For Sale For Rent Bright, secure building Ample parking First Month Free 693-7040 Coral Bay, Carolina Long Term, Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath, Full Upper level, A/C in Bedrooms, Large covered deck, W&D, $1650/mth Call Ron 715-853-9696 SEEKING PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL FOR A DYNAMIC POSITION A T VIVA! VILLAS (ST. JOHN) Customer Services skills/experience Computer literacy skills Sales experience Teamwork skills Ability to multi-task!!! Musts: St. John resident w/ 4wd vehicle, cell-phone w/ Boulon Center St. John Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email 340-228-1840 firstname.lastname@example.org For Rent Com/Ofce/Storage Large, concrete, unfurnished, 1 bedroom apartment for rent long-term in Coral Bay. Wrap around deck adds extra living space. Great view of Coral Bay and convenient to centerline road, restaurants and stores. Beautiful stonework and lots of foliage. $1600 includes WAPA! Shared washing machine with apartment downstairs. Subdivision road is paved most of the way to the house. Private driveway and no steps! Available December 1, 2011. 1st and last months rent required. Please call 340-227-7718 or 340-514-0672. For Rent
20 St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.IN AT THE FINISHACROSS 1 Hire new employees for 8 Judge the value of 14 Percentage on an S&L sign 20 Broadcast medium for much news and talk 21 Ontario metropolis 22 One in a violent mob 23 Singer Timberlake on parole? Scandinavia 26 Appearance 27 Lemon-hued log house? 33 Another time 36 Swann of the NFL 37 Actress Ellens commands? 41 Moral reservation 47 Bit of a song 48 Datum in a used-car ad 51 Virgil hero 53 LAX monitor data 56 Strip of vertical shiny fabic? 58 City south of Moscow 60 Longitudes opp. 61 -CIO 62 Almost like 65 Punk rocker Joey 68 Sending to the canvas, in boxing 71 Actor Hoffman cleans the 73 Snazzy sleeveless jacket? 75 Actor Buddy 76 U. URL ender 77 Morgan of country music 78 Diners card 80 The First State: Abbr. 81 How ya? 82 British alphabet enders 84 Old Egyptian sultan while still naive? booze? 102 With 100-Down, Now hold on just a second! 105 Dike 106 Hades river 107 Off-white seabird? 114 Lohengrins bride 116 Bob Marleys music 117 Sluggers cholesterol medication? 125 In spite of it 126 Prehistoric Greeks 127 Top dogs 128 Wish DOWN 1 British rule over India 2 Very big bird 3 Soon-to-be grads: Abbr. 4 Tit-for- 5 Take view of 6 s Rainbow (old musical) 7 Precede 8 EarthLink competitor 10 Dont leave 11 Soften 12 Get bloated 13 Alas ... 14 Pop top with a crimped edge 15 Frisbee or checker 16 -Fella Records 17 Run (defer payment) 18 Mr. Mom actress Garr 24 Equips with weapons, old-style 30 Shells out 31 Has it wrong 32 Slalom, say 34 Meanie Amin 35 Eddy and Mandela 38 Froster 40 Fri.-Sun. link 42 Gather leaves again 43 Sailor suits, e.g. 44 Similar to a wooden pin 45 -di-dah 46 N.Y. hours 50 Fill with love 55 Shaded walk 57 Employ 58 Most frequently 62 Lemon drink 63 Stand in (for) 64 Distributors 66 Early Ford 70 Lions victim 72 More ridiculous 73 Ivy League university 74 Gibe rudely 77 guilt trip on (made feel at fault) 83 Painter Salvador 84 Pres. after WJC 85 Cannes king 86 Stir-fry legumes 87 River stopper 88 Whine tearfully Karl 100 See 102-Across 101 Landlady, e.g. 103 Bearer news 104 worse than death 107 Cranky type 108 Gambling city 110 Gets mellow 111 Like stallions 113 Classic soft drink brand 115 cost (for free) 118 Pub 120 River isle 121 chi 122 Execs mag 123 Secret govt. group PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 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 Thursday, November 24 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will hold its annual Thanksgiving luncheon at noon Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, in the par ish hall. All are invited, especially the homeless and the less fortunate. Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the Tutu Park Mall Parking Lot at 12:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. November 25 and 26 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. Monday, November 28 The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting its Annual Meeting and Potluck on Monday, November 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant. Friday, December 2 The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. John is giving everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Anyone interested in registering a team should make an appointment to pick up team packets at the Quiet Mon Pub on Friday, December 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. T uesday, December 6 The St. John Film Society will screen Whats Organic About Organic on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. Saturday, December 10 St. John Montessori School is hosting its third annual Holly Bake Sale on Satur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 11 The musical group Sax and Strings will be hosting a Christmas concert in downtown Cruz Bay on Sunday, December 11, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the season. Saturday, December 17 The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count date has been set for Saturday, Decem ber 17, with a rain date set for Sunday, December 18. Saturday, January 21 The St. John Animal Care Centers Annual Christmas for the Animals fundraiser gala will be Saturday, January 21.
St. John Tradewinds, November 21-27, 2011 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O St. John Tradewinds This year, Paradise Jam is providing complimentary tickets for the community to attend games on Thanksgiving Day free of charge. Tickets will serve those who would otherwise not be able to participate in viewing these nationally televised games. The intent of the free Paradise Jam tickets is to promote family bonding as well as community and organizational unity. which provide much needed and much appreciated parenting support and adult super vision to the young people of the commu nity. Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the Tutu Park Mall Parking Lot at 12:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. Participating organizations will proceed to the games via a police-escorted motorcade from Kmart at Tutu Park Mall at 1 p.m. sharp. The motorcade is one-way only to the UVI Sports and Fitness Center, where the 2011 Paradise Jam games are being hosted. If any individual, agency, family, or or ganization wants to attend the Thanksgiving games and participate in the Thanksgiving Day Paradise Jam Motorcade email Jacquel Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 340-771-8603.Free Paradise Jam Tickets Available on Thanksgiving
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Apt. building w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $399,000. St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John is encouraging stores, shops, consumers and community groups on St. John to band together to help eliminate an estimated 500,000 disposable plastic shopping bags that are discharged into the environment and waste stream of the island annually. Rotary is asking residents to sign a petition, (take a pledge to help) in three separate categories. The shopper pledge asks shoppers and consumers to pledge to remember to bring a reusable shopping bag with them into the store to eliminate the need to use a disposable plastic bag. The store pledge asks store owners and employees on St. John to agree to support and encourage their customers to remember to Bring A Bag and, once supplies are depleted, to stop giving away disposable plastic shopping bags. The community group pledge asks residents and environmental groups to agree to support and encourage members to participate in the St. John Bring A Bag Campaign. Rotary members recently created a petition spelling out the need for the movement and the basic steps residents can take to get behind the eliminate plastic bag effort. The need for the project can The Majestic Plastic Bay: A Mocumentary video at www.youtube. com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw, and by recent articles which local ize the problem in our area, according to the petition. The need is further reinforced by estimates that stores on St. John, collectively distribute approximately 500,000 plastic bags annually into the waste stream and environment of St. John and the Virgin Islands! Rotarys goal is to organize and implement a grass roots movement to drastically reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags on the island of St. John, thus greatly reducing the number of plastic bags entering into the waste stream and environment of St. John and the Virgin Islands, according to the petition. Through the campaign, Rotary hopes to promote the development of a widespread grassroots cultural movement to encourage residents and visitors to remember to bring and use reusable bags when shopping on St. John, according to information from Rotary Club of St. John. The group also hopes to encour age the development and imple mentation of greater environmen tal awareness, recycling initiatives and a more sustainable lifestyle on St. John, according to information from Rotary. Beyond just encouraging people to stop using bags, Rotarians are going one step further. Encourage the Virgin Islands Legislature to facilitate the enact ment of legislation to ban the use of disposable plastic bags in the VI, to follow the lead of American Samoa, according to the petition. Residents interested in signing the petition should visit the link http://signon.org/sign/supportbring-a-bag-shopping?source=c. fwd&r_by=1506300 and add their names.Rotary Club of St. John Launches Plastic Bag Free CampaignSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Rotary is urging residents to stop using plastic bags and utilize
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