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real challenge is always the deadline it constantly gets pushed in all facets of production from editorial material to advertising copy and the design phase. Even I push it, Nelson said. When Im not feeling creative, I cant get myself to layout articles even though I have all the necessary components. However, many times Im waiting for material at the last moment, and then Im forced to be creative with limited By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The newest edition of St. John Magazine landed on St. John shores last week, with the signature breath-taking photography and in-depth editorial features which readers have come to expect from the MaLinda Media publication. The sixth edition of the glossy, over-sized publication is full of editorial spreads covering the distinct island life, people and history which make Love City so special. From food, two very talented local chefs who approach their art from vastly different standpoints are featured this year, history to beaching activities, native plant information to coral education, the newest edition of St. John Magazine will entertain and educate readers. Which is exactly what makes the publication different from other local feature fare, explained publisher MaLinda Nelson. St. John Magazine is editori al-based, said Nelson. Its not cluttered with advertisements, allowing readers to become easily engaged in our articles. The advertisements speak for themselves and appeal to readers because theyre not cluttered throughout the magazine. The clean layout of the magazine is one of our trademarks. Although St. John is merely 20-square miles, there is no shortage of fascinating tales to share and interesting people, from artists to culture bearers, on which to choosing one favorite story in the sixth edition of St. John Magazine, she explained. Answering the question which is my favorite feature in the magazine is tough because I love all of my articles, she said. I have never published something I didnt love. My ever-growing idea list is full of stories I believe are essential to what makes St. John stand out. The very existence of the lat est publication, released during a still lagging world wide economy, is testament to both Nelsons talent and the continued appeal of all things St. John. Thankfully, even with the down economy, I still have loyal advertisers who believe in me and the product my team produces, said the publisher. Trust and consistency have taken me further than actual dollar amounts. The Another inspiration is the team of writers and photographers I work with on each issue. Their talents are beyond professional. They are able to connect to their assignments and subjects through their writing and photography like I could not have imagined. They are truly the heart and soul of St. John Magazine. MaLinda Nelson, publisher of St. John Magazine Continued on Back Cover St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 3 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Courtesy of MaLinda Media Top Left: A full moon night is captured at Annaberg Plantation by Steve Simonsen. Above: An indigenous orchid. Right: Victor Provist performing with the 21st Century Band during a local tour. Bottom Left: Sea creatures are discovered at Drunk Bay by Fernando Ramos.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Many residents who saw a V.I. Fire Service truck in Cruz Bay on Monday night, November 28, in town. The truck, however, was used to wash away a pool of blood from the roadway in front of Uncle Joes Diner in the aftermath of a stabbing on the Cruz Bay street. sault by the V.I. Police Department, the incident began inside a Cruz Bay mini-mart, when several men began arguing. According to police report, a concerned citizen called the Leander Jurgen Command Monday at the store, according to a prepared statement by VIPD. When saw a 27-year-old man lying on his back with injuries to several parts of his body. The victim told police he was attacked by an unknown suspect as he entered the store. The victim had stab wounds in his back and right arm, according to the release. He was taken to the Myrah Keating Community Health Center on St. John and then transferred to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. According to the VIPD blotter, a St. Thomas resident reported that he had an altercation at Bayside Minimart at 7:36 p.m. It seemed that the altercation eventually led to the stabbing of the 27-year-old man, who was seen by several witnesses laying in the street bleeding profusely in front of the Cruz Bay Bracelet Company. Residents and owners of businesses on the Cruz Bay street which leads from Connections to Uncle Joes BBQ, have been complaining about what amounts to an open air drug market for months. have been spotted walking the street from time to time. The presdid nothing to deter last weeks violent crime. Due to how things are at night in this area of Cruz Bay, I have known for quite a while that something like this could happen at any time, said one St. John citizen. Residents in the area last Monday night heard shouts of 1 large pool of blood. I will never forget the sight of all that blood, said the resident. Several rumors were circulat ing last week about an altercation between several males which led to the stabbing. One scenario has several individuals trying to deter the would-be attacker, who was at large as of press time, to no avail. I was told by someone on the street that the victim was stabbed in the back by another male who had come after him, when he did not like what was said to him in the mini mart, said a St. John resident, also heard that several individuals inside the mini mart had attempted to detain the attacker. The stabbing occurred sometime between 7:30 and 8 p.m. and spilled so much blood onto the ment truck was called in to wash down the area. It was not splatter, more like an actual pool of blood, said one eyewitness. It could have been maybe a two feet by three feet pool. The entire street from the corner where the victim lay, to is situated, was completely hosed down. There was no information avail able last week on how that action affected the ability of VIPD forenscene. While violent crime is still not common place in Cruz Bay, the incident led at least two visitors to change their plans. I heard two tourists talking right after the incident, said an eyewitness. One of them said to the other, You know, I think we need to change our plans, with what has happened and all. She then looked at me and remarked, We were going to go out for drinks, but I think maybe we should just buy a bottle of wine and go home. VIPDs Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are actively investigating this case. Anyone with any information is urged to contact detectives at 693-8800 ext. 5215 or 5213, or call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.4 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Happy Holidays! A St. Thomas man was stabbed in the back and arm on this Cruz Bay street on Monday night, November 28.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts ofcessful fundraiser thanks to the enduring legacy of the schools co-founder, Ruth Sis Frank. Frank, a passionate supporter of music and art who co-founded the school and helped ensure its continued success, passed away November 2010. Franks legacy continued to be felt by SJSA students last month through an online auction and live silent auction of her estate, From 1950s costume jewelry to diamond-crusted cocktail rings, Franks estate allowed for a variety of bids ranging from $25 to several hundred. Enlisting the help of R&I Patton owners Rudy and Irene Patton, entire estate. Part of the estate was put up for auction through the website BiddingforGood.com, allowing off-island residents to support SJSA. The online auction wrapped up on Thursday, November 24, and netted the school more than $17,000. The website owners take nine will go to SJSAs scholarship fund and operating costs. The items which didnt sell online, joined the rest of Franks estate at a live auction hosted dur ing Mongoose Junctions annual holiday season kick-off shopping event Evening in the Courtyard, on Friday November 25. through the doors of R&I Patton to get an up-close look at Franks jewelry, hand-held mirrors, lipstick cases and signature pearl necklaces. R&I Patton Goldsmithing opened their doors to SJSA to host the silent auction and house many St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill Stelzer Residents packed R&I Patton Goldsmithing on November 25 to bid on items from Sis Frank's estate as part of a fundraiser for SJSA.
6 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 St. John Tradewinds The dogs and cats at the St. John Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay are wishing for new homes for Christmas. But more than that, they just wish that everyone knew they were there and knew about the ACC and all the wonderful things they do for the islands homeless and abandoned animals. Holiday Open House at the Cruz Bay shelter for anyone and everyone to come in and visit. Stop by the shelter, located next to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library entrance across from the Tamarind Inn, on Tuesday, December 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. We want our fans and supporters to see how great this place is and we also want all the animals to have an opportunity to have visitors, they thrive on people and nothing makes them happier than to have visitors, said shelter administrator Sally Nelson. Each dog kennel and cat cage will have a stocking and all the animals are hoping for people to show up with treats or toys to put in their stocking. We are going to completely decorate the ACC and make it very festive for the animals they deserve a wonderful Christmas too. Be sure to stop by the ACC on December 13, when residents can also purchase a license for their dog, sign up or renew their ACC membership, meet the ACC staff and volunteers and sign up to be a part of the team. Snacks and beverages will be served. Of course, everyone is invited to adopt and take home a dog or cat, said Nelson. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Stop by the ACC shelter and say hi to Buster, dressed here as Santa, on December 13. 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 Tradewinds The Island Green Building Association is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, December 8, at Nazareth Lutheran Church hall at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a pending V.I. law which would allow ment living space underneath, regardless of zoning and permit ting violations. cate of Occupancy, by the date the vote passes, the property owner would only need to come forth and apply, and could be granted amnesty if they are compliant with safety and building code standards. to be discussed and planned before this legislation is passed, as it can affect density, zoning, parking, environmental and other issues for the future. The basement space law has already passed through the commit tee, and is likely to be voted on as early as Wednesday, December 14. In response, IGBA is working quickly to set up a community meeting, with a discussion panel to include senators, architects, zoning professionals and Department of Planning and Natural Reas soon as it becomes available at www.igba-stjohn.org or call Karen Vahling at 227-1110 for more information. 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.
By Chuck Pishko St. John Tradewinds On Friday, November 25, 2011 we participated in the 28th annual commemoration of the 1733 Revolution of the Enslaved Africans organized by the Pan African Union and St. John Celebration Committee. More than 100 people toured 1733 Revolution sites on the island, climbed Fortsberg and enjoyed a program of insightful comments by local historians and culture-bearers on the events. This restore freedom to the suffering masses. While this freedom lasted only six months, it set a chain of events in motion that would change the world. However, the race is not quite over yet as witnessed by the United Nations yearly requirement of reporting the United States progress in establishing total self government for the Virgin Islands. Unfortunately, one of the champions of this cause was not here this year. Gene K. Emanuel departed this life on July 28 after dethe oppressed and teaching univer sity students and others about their heritage. Therefore, this years commem oration was like a double-edged sword; lamenting the death of an important leader while celebrating his outstanding accomplishments. Many came to honor Gene and to acknowledge his contributions to the occasion. We were honored to have Genes widow, Mrs. Mary Emanuel, with us for the day. After the walk up Fortsberg, she was presented with gifts in his honor. Also walking were Dr. David Hall, President of the University of the Virgin Islands, and his wife, Marilyn Braithwaite-Hall, who made it to the fort in good stead. Dr. Hall was amazed at the rich display of Virgin Island culture and the personal involvement of so many people in such a solemn but strenuous endeavor. The events of the day are evolving yearly and even today plans for change are being discussed. For example, the walk up Fortsberg may be scheduled earlier in the day to take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures. This year extended food service was available to trekkers. It was wellreceived and should be continued. Better methods for anticipating attendance and transportation options need to be explored. We have to build on Gene Emanuels legacy and expand community participation. St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 7 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 Gene Emanuel's widow, Mrs. Mary Emanuel, listens to speakers discuss the 1733 Revolution at Fortsberg, left. Myron Jackson, below, offers libations for the St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Churck Pishko
8 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Patricia Reed recently joined the Coral Bay Community Council as the group's environmental projects manager.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Patricia Reed has wasted no time getting to know the Coral Bay community. As the new environmental projects manager for the Coral Bay Community Council, Reed brings technical expertise, a passion for the environment and a dedication to the community. last year with her husband, who worked at Concordia Eco-Preserve as an exchange employee. The relationship worked and Concordia asked him to return as a full-time employee this season. While Reeds husband was settling in on the south shore, the environmental projects manager focused on offering her expertise on storm water and wetlands issues to CBCC. Thanks to a three-year grant, currently wrapping up, from the National Oceanic and Atmospher cials completed about 20 projects throughout the Coral Bay water shed aimed at stemming the tide of storm water runoff. CBCC partnered with the Fish Bay Homeowners Association, and the V.I Resource Conservation and Development Council to obtain the multi-million-dollar federal grants. From paving projects to restor brought together neighborhood associations, territorial and federal agencies all working with CBCC to reduce the amount of runoff in the watershed. The NOAA grant, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds, allowed CBCC life of the grant, CBCC was able to hire temporary employees including storm water engineer Joe Mina, who was replaced by Chris Laude. The group also hired Blake Parker, who served for 18 months as the NOAA project coordinator under the federal grant. Saving on operations costs during the grant period allowed CBCC the opportunity to hire a full-time employee, and the group looked for someone with a strong environmental background. With a masters degree in environmental management from Duke University, Reed brought just the right skill set for which CBCC ofAs the NOAA projects were completed, the CBCC Board began to assess how future CBCC work should be conducted, said CBCC president Sharon Coldren. It was decided to hire an environmental projects manager, with expert skills to write and manage grants and also perform and manage environmental research and analyses. In addition to overseeing the technical aspects of CBCCs projects, Reed will also allow the group to expand its educational efforts, Coldren added. This new position will allow us to continue and expand our environmental protection activities and grants on a professional basis, while freeing up volunteer resources to address more of the broad range of community needs, she said. for CBCC in October and has been enjoying her position already. My passion is ecology and Im excited for the opportunity to work for CBCC, said Reed. I really like the community and am excited about expanding CBCCs projects and outreach. As the groups environmental projects manager, Reed will over see water monitoring and analyses and hopes to broaden the groups water quality testing. She also plans to identify additional storm water issues in the watershed. I come from an education background; my parents and my grandparents were all educators, said Reed. So Im really happy to be a part of a group like CBCC. Reed invited community mem across from Skinny Legs in Coral Bay and say hello. For more information about CBCC, call the organization at 776-2099 or check out their website www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. 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
St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 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 St. John Tradewinds Bruce Munro recently planted several cacti in the divider on Rock Ridge Road, just past the Westin Resort and Villas. Recently, those cacti have bloomed with impressive displays of blooms and buds. Munro shared information on the beautiful cacti with the community. Both plans are native to Madagascar. The central one is commonly called Madagascar Palm, its botanical name is Pachypodium laurel, and it has a gorgeous bloom stage which this particular plant has not yet experienced. This is one of the many species of exotic plants that played a prominent part in the collection of Robert Farmer, a long-time St. John resident who had a passion for exotic succulent plants. The succulent in bloom just now is Kalanchoe pinnata (syn. Bryophyllum calycinum, Bryophyllum pinnatum, also known as the Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Goethe Plant and the Katakataka (Filipino)). It is distinctive for the profusion of miniature plantlets that form on the margins of its leaves, a trait it has in common with the other members of the Bryophyllum section of the Kalanchoe genus. Because they propagate by throwing away these babies these plants are also known as Bad Mothers in Spanish. This last has been a roadside weed on St. John for several decades. There are three other varieties of this sort of Kalanchoe (now known as Bryophyllum) also growing as roadside weeds around the island. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottThe majestic Madagascar Palm, surrounded by blooming cacti, was planted by Bruce Munro, but delights all drivers who pass by. St. John Tradewinds Esterita Austin, the speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on December 11, will also be hosting a workshop after the meeting. The title of her talk at the UU meeting is A Spiritual Jour ney through the Art of Quilt-making. Austin is an international award-winning quilt-maker, designer and teacher. She studied for her MFA at the Pratt Institute in graphics and photography and has A workshop is being hosted after the Sunday service in the Gifft hill School Great room. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. Austin brings creative energy to all her workshops, stimulating the imagination and invigorating the soul. Please join in the workshop in creating a Christmas gift suitable for framing. The workshop will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. The project will be a small still life on a tropical theme, either fruit or plant related. Participants will be working with multi value fabrics, which Austin will provide. They will be fusing (like gluing) them to an 8x10 background fabric and enhancing with paint to make them dimensional. Austin usually uses a rotary cutter and mat but the participants can use paper and fabric scissors instead. A few straight pins would be helpful and Austin will have some with her. Most everything will be provided in a kit. Participants are welcome to use their own fabrics. The workshop and kit is $50. Sign up by on Monday, December 5, and the price is $47. For more information or to register call Suki Buchalter at 642-3739. The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet next on Tuesday, December 20, from 5:30 to
10 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Continued on Page 22 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Norfolk Island PinesGive a gift that keeps giving Coral Bay Garden CenterHoliday Trees$75.00 $90.00 4 to 7 feet(7-15 gallons) Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 340-693-5579 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by photos by Vanessa Campsey(Left to right) Coach Agostino Galan posed with Scott McKenzie, Paige Clarke and regatta. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM St. John Tradewinds The Inaugural Virgin Islands Optimist Dinghy Association (VIODA) Championship turned into a battle between two experienced USVI sailors and ended in a tie, each with 14 points. But, in the end, Scott McKenzies four bullets enabled him to prevail over Team ISV teammate Paige Clarkes three bullets. The regatta, hosted during the Thanksgiving weekend in the waters off idyllic Maho Bay Campground, saw optimist sailors from St. Maarten, BVI, St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John compete in shifty, light winds with a challeng ing swell. McKenzie started strong, earning four bullets and one second Clarke stayed close with one bullet and four seconds behind McKenzie. On the second day of sailing, Clarke came back strong and determined after a sixth place in the two races consistently with great tacks and an accurate read of the wind shifts to bullet the last two races of the regatta. Ultimately, it came down to the last race in which Clarke got a great start and held the lead for the entire race, while McKenzie rounded the leeward mark in eighth position. McKenzie, however, turned on the speed and overtook two sailors on and ended up tied on points with Clarke. She is a strong sailor and a great teammate, McKenzie said of Clarke. I was happy with the WIN a Washing Machine Dryer Flat Screen TV HO W T O ENTER:Buy a round trip ticket aboard The R oanoke and automatically get entered in the raffle every time.
St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents from Hansen Bay to Mandhal gathered at Miss Lucys Restaurant on Monday evening, November 28, for Coral Bay Community Councils annual meeting. Neighbors shared a potluck meal under the sea grape trees on Friis Bay, as Miss Lucys, which is closed on Mondays, opened its doors for the group. David Wegman, Bobby Blues and Rob Johansson entertained the crowd with live music. Residents were able to register or renew their memberships to CBCC, receive information about the groups ongoing projects and We ended up with about 50 people there, which was great, said CBCC president Sharon Coldren. Thanks to everyone who joined us and helped make it a really pleasant event at the wonder ful Miss Lucys Restaurant venue on the shores of Coral Bay. report, status of ongoing projects and completed initiatives from last year, Coldren and CBCC mem bers are ready to look ahead to the groups eighth year in existence. It was our annual meeting and now were ready to look forward to this coming year and for 2012 to be the best year yet for the CBCC, said Coldren. Were getting ready for some new projects and were really excited about the upcoming year ahead. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottCoral Bay residents shared a potluck dinner at CBCC's annual meeting at Miss Lucy's. St. John Tradewinds Amidst the holiday season celebrations last week Governor John deJongh and First Lady Cecile deJongh announced the schedule of events for the 2011 Childrens Holiday Parties in both districts. Cecile and I are delighted to once again host the Annual Childrens Holiday Parties, and look forward to celebrating the joy of the season with all residents of the Territory, including for the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holidays, deJongh said. As part of the holiday festivities planned on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, educational gifts, including the newly published book The Lesson Box by local author Tregenza Roach will be distributed to children in grades K-3. Every year, we work with a local author to publish a childrens book to distribute at the end-of-year holiday season events, said First Lady Cecile deJongh. This years book is a wonderful story of family, friendship and community that is sure to delight children and families. The Governor and I look forward to sharing this enjoyable book with the children of the Virgin Islands. On St. John the 2011 Childrens Holiday Party will be on Monday, December 19, at the Battery, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children and families throughout the Virgin Islands are invited to celebrate the holiday season with Governor and First Lady deJongh, along with Santa Claus and his merry elves. Light refreshments will be served. The 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 ACCs important work for the neglected and abandoned animals of St. John.
12 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Gifft Hill School's cross country team enjoyed success this year under the leadership of coach Arthur Jones, far right. St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce the third Annual Seeds for Success Annual Fund matching campaign. Generous anonymous donors have again agreed to match gifts to the GHS Annual Fund at the following levels: Parents, Students, Faculty and Alumni: 9 to 1 Grandparents: 3 to 1 New or increased gifts from Community Members: 2 to 1 Board member gifts: 1 to 1 Gifts must be pledged or received by December 31, 2011 in order to qualify for matching funds. GHS Annual Fund supports the schools students, faculty, special programs and athletics and is vital to the continued success of the school. 1730. St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the success of this years cross country team! GHS Senior Coral Breuning took second place over ing more than 10 other schools. Congratulations to all GHS runners and thank you to Coach Arthur Jones, Assistant Coach Emily Menzen, and Cross Country Organizer Theresa Hodge. 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) email@example.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com ISSUE NO. 6 ON NEWSSTANDS the perfect holiday gift!UPDATE: 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 $$$$$$$ 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 Tradewinds The best in old-school comes to the Reichhold Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. The Commodores, the Grammy Award-winning musical group and legends of Motown, will be live in concert singing classic hits such as Three Times a Lady, Easy, and Brickhouse. Get tickets today to groove to these favorite hits! Call 6931559 or purchase online at www.reichholdcenter.com. There will be an old-school after party immediately following the show at the Reichhold concession area, with old-school master DJ Pete. Tickets are available on St. John at Connections and St. John residents should call 693-1550 to sign up for the discount shuttle.
St. John Tradewinds The Parent Teacher Organization of Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay is hosting a tripurpose fundraiser involving generously-donated used but not abused computer equipment. The event will be a Holiday Fundraiser to be hosted some time before Christmas. The PTO is hoping for donations of old computer towers (or pizza boxes), monitors, keyboards, mouse pads, printers, ink, software, desk lamps, desks, anything that residents would like to clean out from their cluttered cause. The GBS PTO will be match ing up all donations into as many complete computer setups as pospossible. Residents will be doing themselves a great favor, as well as giving an immeasurable gift to the students of the Guy Benja min School. Anyone who would like to participate in this worthy cause should contact Donna Matthias at email@example.com via email or at 776-6997 with information on the equipment available. Please keep in mind that this is a Holiday Fundraiser that the GBS PTO hopes to have some time before Christmas. All donations are welcome!St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 13 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott After suffering erosion from last hurricane season's storms which battered Great Cruz Bay, the beachfront of the Westin Resort and Villas, above, was recently replenished with a barge-load of fresh sand.
14 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 2011-TO-DATE vember 13, leaves the public clamoring with rumors of a payless pay day in December. How can a society ever become stabilized with so much distrust between the Legislature and the Executive branch with the public not trusting either one? The Legislature triple guesses everything that comes down from the Executive branch, and the Executive branch scolds whenever the Legislature calls to question the almighty and all knowing machination With all of this hullabaloo, and both branches trying to one-up the other on the public air waves, who is actually working to address the excruciating cost of living in these islands? Collaboration is essential if our society is to enPresident George W. Bush through his tax cuts for the rich and his careless and uncalled for invasion of Iraq, which cost the US economy dearly. The 29th Legislature, I dont know if you noticed that there have been at least four public protests over the past two weeks it began on November 9 with days; then, a WAPA demonstration in front of the legislature on the same day; on 11-11-11, there was Flipexhibition on November 16 that commenced Government House with all parties involved demanding government action on a number of issues, and wound up in front of WAPA, Kingshill, St Croix. Rumor has it that many more organized demonstra tions are in the works. As a concerned citizen, I truly wish that our energy crisis was not tied to politics. Until then I am left with the audacity of hope. How to convey the pain of the people to bodies of governments who cant trust each other? This letter is penned to bring the pain of the people frankly to you through this public medium so that our energy crisis can be addressed now. Every sector of this comproblem called LEAC. We cannot operate as if this problem will go away; neither should we, take the Republican party approach Presidential candidate McCain touted during his cam paign in 2008: allow the problem to correct itself. Can one imagine what would have happened to the automobile industry if President Obama had embraced that insane philosophy of McCain and his party? Because our current President was proactive, astute and rational the big three auto-makers came back with a bang and they are better than they had been in decades. Let us applaud our president and his Resolving LEAC will require leadership, handwork, teamwork and community participation on all levels. Politicians, de-politicize our energy crisis! It should not be used by those trying to get re-elected with peculiar statements geared towards misleading our electorate. The 29th Legislature, you are about to debate Bill NO. 29-0164: casino bill being introduced by Senator Dowe. I realize that the bill speaks to dividing the Casino Revenue Fund into three parts one, Government Employees Retirement System to assist with unfunded liability; two, WAPA to fund new energy power generating equipment and to assist with the issuance of bonds; and three, the General Fund. Given that none of these suggestions speaks to the immediate need of the people, I feel compelled to speak out on behalf of the working men, women and the small business sector. Our lawmakers should designate that an equal or greater portion of the revenue generated from this Casino bill be ear-marked directly towards the purchasing of fuel so that the people of this territory, along ings on their LEAC burden! There it is, crystal clear. As a matter of fact, on behalf of the working men, women and the small business sector of this territory I am demanding that every revenue-generating bill from now on must set towards the purchasing of fuel so that we can realize a reduction of the LEAC. Please contact the Primary Sponsor of this bill at the legislature at 340-774-0880 and demand a portion of the funds generated from the casino bill go towards the LEAC! Clarence Payne I got my license today, my drivers license. It didnt take months like a business license it only took three trips to DMV, a.k.a. Deep Medieval Void. I only had to bring my passport and social security And then on the third trip, my shawl to cover my shoulders. I had a sleeveless blouse on with a collar, not much skin to show in that tiny picture, so I couldnt help asking if we had become a Muslim country. That probably contributed to the long wait I had to get my picture taken, in spite of the fact that only one other person came in the entire morning while I sat in Pur gatory at the Den of Misery Validation. And to think how hard I work and how hard it is to work in a place of such misery, to pay for this kind of punishment and disrespect. Maybe its time to occupy the Virgin Islands. Janet Cook-Rutnik
St. John Tradewinds Acting V.I. Police Department Commissioner Henry White met with board members of the Hotel and Tourism Association on St. Thomas on Monday, November 28. White gave the members some insight into the strategies he intends to employ as head of the VIPD as well as sharing his background and policing philosophies. Dont think I am going to be the Lone Ranger coming in to save the day, White said. This is a team effort and it will take the entire community to achieve this. No one will be excluded. HTA board members Richard Doumeng, Nick Purzal, Joel Kling, Lisa Hamilton and Judy Nagelberg welcomed the new commissioner before asking him the hard questions that are on the minds of the community. White sought to clarify the impression some community mem bers have of him being a federal agent. I understand the suspicion against outsiders and against federal agents, White said. However, I am not federal; I started as ing the beat with a call box key. Ive worked in law enforcement at a local, county, state and federal level. Recently, I served as Chief of Police in Georgia, he said. Accepting this opportunity to be Police Commissioner of the VIPD is a natural progression in my career. I have a great appreciation of cops, I am one. The foremost issue on the commissioners agenda is compliance to the Consent Decree. We are prepared to be more aggressive in order to meet the Independent Monitors on a more level ground, he said. Several assignments in his law enforcement career have provided him with specialized experience to tackle the consent decree, White added. During the time of the Rodney King beating, White explained that he was the Program Manager and headquarters supervisor of the FBI Civil Rights Unit. I oversaw cases of excessive force, racial violence, discrimination in housing and some counter terrorism, he said. These experiences will be helpful in regards to the Consent Decree. Another looming issue in the White sees as at a very low point. One sore point affecting ofthe eight percent pay cut. for dealing with this issue with discretion. He said in other jurisdicoff the job. I congratulate them because they are obviously not in this profession solely for the money, said the acting VIPD Commissioner. such as the promotional process, explained White. they can have pride in, he said. But when people rise through the ranks and is not because of merit, but instead because of nepotism and who you know, that causes a problem in morale. Law enforcement in the Virgin Islands is very unique, White explained, and one has to be a very work in the islands. The unique thing about the VI is that we all occupy the same law abiding citizens and the lawbreakers, he said. We cannot work in one area and live in another like people can in the states, and you have generations of your family here, you dont want to go way to live in harmony. The VIPD is fractured and he wants to work toward unifying the districts. This will not happen in my tenure, but we can begin the process, said White. On Whites long term-list is to and groom him or her to step into his shoes. Through mentoring, coaching and training the right candidate will emerge, explained White. person; I have already spoken to the governor about it, he said. St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 15 St. John Tradewinds rested two people on assault and domestic violence charges last week. In one case, a man assaulted a victim at a St. John bar and when he was arrested VIPD found drugs in his possession. In the other case, a husband assaulted his wife and son. VIPD on St. John arrested Alphonso Queeley, 41, of Hospital Ground, at about 6 p.m. Monday, November 28, and charged him with Disturbance of the Peace, Simple Assault, Delaying and Obstructing, Aggravated Assault and Battery and Simple Possession of Marijuana. bag of marijuana in his possession. His bail was set at $6,000 by order of the court. Christian Plaskett Jr., 44, of Crown and Hawk, was arrested twice by the VIPDs Domestic Violence detectives and patrol of27, and his son the next day. According to the preliminary police report, Plasketts wife told leaving extensive visible bruises. The next day Plaskett strangled his adult son and threatened to physically harm his other chil dren. Plaskett was arrested shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, and charged with Simple Assault and Battery Domestic Violence, Disturbance of the Peace (Threats) Domestic Violence and Aggravated Assault and Battery Domestic Violence. His bail was denied due to the domestic violence law. Both suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. I would like to extend many thanks and huge hugs to Irene and Rudy Patton and Jo Anne Keele, who were fabulous in getting appraisals and researching the items for the Sis Frank Estate Sale auction. MaLinda Nelson went above and beyond by producing some lovely ads each week for six weeks. Tammy Cummings helped download pictures and keep updating items online. Jenny Grondin was very creative and had some inspirational ideas. Lori Barlas, who is a genius with numbers and running fundraisers, as well as Beth Jones. Both ladies work tirelessly during the GHS auction fundraiser. Susie OLeary and Mares Crane were huge helps too. Thanks to our students who helped that night, Chloe Jarvis, Tiareh Schaub, Kaitlyn Cummings, Emily Wild, Shawn Auguste, and Karen Ovcina, one of our parents, and Alesia, one of our faculty. Huge thanks to the staff at R&I Patton, their professionalism and kindness are immea surable. Thank you Brenda, Devon, Kim, Linda and Ron. Kim W ild St. John School of the Arts
of the items for the on-line and silent auctions, said SJSA acting director Kim Wild. They were instrumental in getting appraisals and research for every piece that we brought to them, which exceeded 300 pieces. Thank you is not enough for their time, effort, expertise and love that they have given to the arts school and the memory of Sis Frank. It was only successful due to their willingness to go above and beyond for the school and to make sure that Sis wishes were honored, said Wild. With more than 300 items total on which to bid, the St. John community came out in force to support SJSA at the Frank estate live auction, which netted the school an additional $6,000. The live auction was awesome, said Wild. We made almost $6,000 and had at least 200 people come out to the event. The hottest item in the silent live auction was a beautiful shrimp diamond ring, which was the nights top seller. Online, bidders clamored for Franks distinctive charm bracelet, which fetched the highest internet bid, followed by a stunning cognac diamond, emerald and white diamond cocktail ring, according to Wild. drawing for Franks collectors cabinet, which was won by a Boulon family member, Wild explained. A lot of people really wanted to win that cabinet since it was full of Sis treasures and was in her home for so many years, said Wild. In the end Mr. Pennywitt, who is kin to the Boulon family, won the cabinet. ay into the online auction world, the fundraiser went off without a hitch, according to Wild. doing something like this, I think it went very well, she said. Of course, this has been the smoothest fundraiser Ive ever been involved with. With the online auction not the sale, even Wild admitted to a few worries along the way. The response was just perfect in the end, said the SJSA acting and I was a bit worried. But then the last three days, the bidding wars really heated up. I even got caught up in the action as well. Beyond the dollar amount raised through the sales, which will go to ensure that SJSA continues provided much-needed arts education on St. John, Franks estate sale meant even more to her many friends and supporters. I want everyone to know that Sis would have been so happy knowing how well this fundraiser did, said Wild. Not only monetarily, but the professional demeanor of each person who helped with the fundraiser was amazing. We had the best time. For more information about SJSA or how to support the school, check out the organization's website at www.stjohnschoolofthearts. org or call 779-4322. 16 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 recommendations to the legislature ahead of implementing new health care policies. Wheatley and Phillips-Dorsett met with about 30 St. John senior citizens at St. Ursulas Multi-purpose Center on Tuesday morning, November 29. They hoped to engage as many young adults the to reach, according to Wheatley at a meeting at Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday evening, November 30. Phillips-Dorsett and Wheatley met with health care providers at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on Thursday afternoon, December 1, and with the general public that night at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. We really feel strongly that we have to do our fair share of educating as many people as we can on this issue, said Wheatley. A lot of people dont know much about the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect us in the Virgin Islands. Getting information out to people is one of our main goals. With about 30 percent of the population, more than 30,000 residents, in the territory uninsured, the health care reform act can make a big difference locally. While there are some federal mandates, the territory has the ability to shape its own health care reform, explained Phillips-Dorsett. Overall the act aims to lower health care costs, increase access to health care and enhance the quality of health care available, she said. Through the stakeholder meeting process, were also learning about a host of issues being faced by our uninsured population. From racism endured by Haitian immi grants to a dire lack of services for people with disabilities, Phillips-Dorsett and Wheatley have learned a lot about the state of the territorys health care. Were really trying to get a full picture of health care in the territory, said Wheat ley. Thirty percent of the Virgin Islands population does not have insurance and were trying to get a full picture of that. There are a host of issues weve heard, like racism felt by our Haitian population. better and weve gotten a lot of really good feedback, said Wheatley. As much as educating the public on the various aspects of the sweeping health care reform, Phillips-Dorsett wanted to hear from the community as well. We need to have a dialogue, she told senior citizens at St. Ursulas Multi-pur pose Center. This is a conversation. Everyones views will be respected, so please feel free to share your ideas and opinions with us. While the new health care policies will not directly affect Medicare recipients, the task force wants to hear about access to health care and quality of health care in the eyes of seniors, explained PhillipsDorsett. The health reform process will not rewere going to close the gap called the donut hole which causes confusion over prescription drug payment. ibility to structure local health care reform. The governments goal is to increase the number of people with health insurance and ensure that the policies are fair and affordable. One option the territory is looking at is implementing a health insurance exchange. Similar to comparison shopping websites, used often for online airline ticket purchases, a health insurance exchange will allow customers to compare different policies, explained Phillips-Dorsett. Individuals and small businesses will be able to shop, compare and buy health insurance through the health insurance exchange, she said. A key function of the exchange is to simplify the process and reduce the cost of insurance. All of the policies would be highly regulated and all different levels of insurance would be available as well. the community, will make eventually make decisions about whether the territory should adopt such an exchange, if that exchange should be a regional one or not and if it will be run by the government or Dorsett. The road to health care reform is a long one, but the governors task force must decide which path to take by January 1, 2013, in order to implement changes by January 2014, Phillips-Dorsett explained. For more information about the Virgin Islands health care reform process and to share an opinion or concern, check out the website www.governordejongh.com/ healthreform or call 693-4313. Continued from Page 2 Continued from Page 5 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Top: Sis' everyday Danish Sterling silverware brought the arts school $2,600. Bottom Left: This diamond and gold "shrimp" ring raised $1,000. Bottom Right: This charm bracelet raked in a total of $2,350 online.
St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 17 Friday, November 25 11:05 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 11:53 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Loud music. Saturday, November 26 12:50 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ being followed by a male in Cruz Bay. Stalking. 3:00 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ he was assaulted by a male. Assault and battery. 7:00 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Loud music. 7:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/re questing police assistance to remove items from his home. Police assistance. Sunday, November 27 12:41 a.m. A George Simmonds Terrace resident r/ a break-in. Attempted burglary. 3:36 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Cruz Bay. Loud music. 5:45 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the the area of Winston Wells ball park. Illegal disMonday, November 28 1:50 a.m. A citizen c/r hearing a female calling for help from an Estate Enighed apartment. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 2:45 p.m. A Gifft Hill resident p/r that someone stole his rooster trap from his residence. Petit larceny. 3:07 p.m. An employee of Love City Beach Shop p/r that a woman was creating a disturbance in the shop. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 5:30 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r that a male was creating a disturbance at Caps Place. Simple assault. 7:36 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that he was involved in an altercation with an employee at Bayside Mini Mart. Assault in the third. 9:20 p.m. Badge #1003 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Alphonso Queeley of Hospital Ground, St. Thomas, under arrest and charged with simple assault, disturbing the peace and threats. His bail was set at $6,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas to be remanded. T uesday, November 29 the area of Pastory Gardens. Illegal discharge of 8:45 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r suspicious activity. Suspicious activity. No time given V.I. Police Department r/ a break-in at Gifft Hill School. Burglary in the third. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without the communitys help. St. John Between Sunday evening, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. and Monday morning, November 14, at 9:20 a.m., a burglary occurred at a store located in Mongoose Junction. The burglar(s) broke the western window of the business and entered. Once inside the building the suspect(s) broke into a drawer and stole a green money bag containing $1,250. Tell us what you know about this burglary. St. Thomas On Saturday, July 28, 2007 at about 7:45 a.m., police responded to a report of blood coming from the trunk of a car in the area of Peterborg Road. Alvin Morton, was found in the trunk of the car. He had been shot multiple times and died as a result. Help in getting closure for the family of Morton by tell ing what you know. St. Croix In the early evening of February 2 police responded to reHospital Street area of Freder iksted. Several males had been shot and were transported to the hospital. One of them, 30-yearold Jamal Allick, died from his wounds. Tell what you know so law enforcement can identify the killer(s). Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. For the arrest of a bur glary suspect, it is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. Crime Stoppers recently approved eight new rewards. Anyone who submitted a tip should check to see if they qualify for a reward. Christmas is quickly approaching and Santa and his reindeer need to get in shape before the Big Night, so they're going to do a run on St. John and everyone is invited to join! The St. John Landsharks present the Third Annual Reindeer Ramble Christmas run on Sunday, December 18. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Donations in the form of pet food or treats Center. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. Parking is limited, so runner should try to carpool if possible. Santa and two reindeer (that one runner and two friends) will run together as a team. This is not a relay race; the three runners must start, vided. Runners should feel free to elaborate with hats, tinsel, antlers and more. There will be a prize for the most creative costume. The run will be from Annaberg to Maho Bay beach, then to Francis Bay and back to Annaberg. There will also be a kid's short course for the little reindeer. There will be fun Christmas themed prizes and awards and sweet treats for everyone. For more information email Louise Wearmouth at louise@surfbvi. com or call Jude Woodcock at 779-1416. 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 December 11 is Esterita Austin who will speak on A Spiritual Journey Through the Art of Quilt Making. The guest speaker for December 18 is Marvin Hart who will speak on Where Does Your Spirit Live. For transportation from Cruz Bay call 776-6332. For transportation from Cruz Bay call 776-6332. Childcare is avail able upon prior request. For more information, visit www.uufstjohn.org. Arne and Barbara Jakobsen, owners of Great Dane Inc., hosted their annual soiree for the release of this year's St. John Guide Book and Map on Tuesday night, November 29, at La Plancha del Mar. Advertisers and supporters of the long-running island guides sipped sparkling wine and noshed on appetizers while perusing Great Dane's latest editions. Great Dane also has an electronic version of its popular guidebooks and maps, available at www. stjohnguidebook.com.
18 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.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 Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The Marketplace InsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&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 MgmtSeaview 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.orgRestaurantsConcordia 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.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar Terminix Termite, Pest, Rodent Control Problem Solved Guarantee 340-777-4423 How can you cut your energy bill immediately and 340-714-8436 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott This custom Jeep, above, has been parked outside of The Marketplace, enticing passersby with its vivid yellow and black and fund.
St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 19 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available NEXT CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments: One bedroom, one bath, w near Cruz Bay $1200 Two bedrooms, two bath $2000 Two bedroom house w/ 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 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 Apartment for rent. Avail able January 1. Chocolate Hole/5 yrs. old. 1 1/2 bedroom, 1 bath. Fully furnished. Flat screen TV. Full A/C. Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Patio/parking/ cable included. Great water views. $1,800 month + utili ties. 715-1914 or 998-1274. Non-smokers. Gorgeous .73-acre in Flanagans Passage, 180-degree view from Moravian Church to LeDuc Island, straddles ridges. Priced to sell at $167,000. Owner will buyer. Serious inquiries. 340-643-7615. Services APARTMENTS FOR LEASE A/C, Washer/Dryer, balcony, clean, great location next to Westin, 1BR @ $1,250, 2BR @ $1,650-$1,750, Security & 1st mo. Month to Month lease available. Call Laurie at 779-1804 or 227-6688 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 Large 2 BR Apartment in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; 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 Employment Land For Sale For Rent Wanted 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 Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email 340-228-1840 firstname.lastname@example.org For Rent
20 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.TRIPLE FEATURESACROSS 1 Source of healthful fatty acids 8 Cards for soothsayers 14 Stunning weapons 20 Produced by its own staff 21 Latin and others 22 Sound setup 23 Really big souvenir given to a trick-or-treater? 26 Throat-infecting bug 27 Nada 28 Lion tail? 29 Great Plains natives 30 Sit in (for) 32 Dawber and Anderson 34 Tapioca-yielding plants 38 Connected group of a World War II generals combat units? 43 Saintly 44 Actor Sam 45 Sweetie pie 46 Father deer 47 Viper type 48 The Gem State: Abbr. 49 ... hear drop 51 Partner of to 54 In a funk 55 Tail ends 57 Mentally ill Martian yaks it up? 62 Theater tickets, informally 64 City in Texas 65 Lauder of perfumery 66 Go uninvited to a nightclub show in an Asian ethnic district? 73 Love, in Dijon 74 Memorial bio 75 Idyllic place 76 Hogtie an old Roman 82 Allow to enter 83 Hoppy brew 84 Understand 85 Angel player Cheryl 86 Be sickly 88 Agcy. that helps mom-and-pops 89 Paws, e.g. 91 Well, let me think ... 92 Where do ?! (Its a deal!) 95 Sanders and Klink: Abbr. 96 Vast sand hill in Central Park? 102 Screenplay 103 Moby Dicks adversary 104 Itty-bitty drink 105 Sand 108 Put tears in 110 Clean a spill 114 A heptad of mischievous sprites turned laterally? 120 Charlotte (capital of the Virgin Islands) 121 Rocker Ric of the Cars 122 Fiji is in it 123 Hot winter drinks 124 Equine, in tot-speak 125 Football great Tony 1 Smyrna fruits 2 Beginning ltr. 3 -Pei (dog breed) 4 Truthfulness 7 Slope 8 Like juicy biographies 9 From B 10 Most crude 11 Bullring yells 12 1-1 and 7-7 13 Juan 14 Fly of Kenya 15 As many as 17 South end? 18 Pensioned: Abbr. 19 Canals 24 Painter Fra Filippo 25 Lament 31 Stocks kin 33 Asias Strait of 34 John King, USA airer 35 Presto! kin 36 > or < 37 Makes slant 38 Phony type 39 Llama cousin 40 Kind of tide 41 Limas home 42 A wife of Chaplin 48 Connecting land strip 50 Drivers license, e.g. 52 Levy again 53 Yellow pool rack item 56 Tabulae (blank slates) 58 Whirlpool 59 TV chef who can cook 60 Relative of largo 61 Astrologer Dixon 63 Listerine rival 67 Immense 68 Bible book after Amos 69 Quipster 71 Fit for eating 77 acid (fat compound) 78 Golfer Calvin 79 Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock 80 with faint praise 81 Sitar piece 87 Taverns 90 Citrus fruit 91 MDs group 93 & Hutch 94 Hit (really go places) 95 Small domes 97 C.S. Lewis magical land 99 Field (Mets stadium) 100 Annoy a lot 101 Light-varying switch 107 Man- bird 109 Urge on 111 Long deeply 112 The U of CPU or BTU 113 H.S. juniors exam 114 Little pouch 115 Screwball comic Philips 116 Hoover or Dyson, for short 117 Homer Simpson cry 118 -haw! 119 -friendly (green) 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 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 Bethany Moravian Churchs annual pre-Christmas dinner on Saturday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Fellowship Hall. A donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under appreciated. 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. The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School. The guest speaker for December 11 is Esterita Austin who will speak on A Spiritual Journey Through the Art of Quilt Making. T uesday, December 13 Gifft Hill School would like to invite all St. John par ents and students to Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. 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. Sunday, December 18 The St. John Landsharks present the Third Annual Reindeer Ramble Christmas run on Sunday, December 18. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Donations in the form of pet food or treats will be greatly appreciat Animal Care Center. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. T uesday, December 20 The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet next on Tuesday, December 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a location Saturday, January 21 The St. John Animal Care Centers Annual Christmas for the Animals fundraiser gala will be Saturday, January 21.
St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 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 SUBSCRIPTIONSSend Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing LLC, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $85.00 USD Name ____________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ St. John Tradewinds News Photo Cordell Jacobs, center, Environmental Program Director with the V.I. St. John Community Foundation on Thursday, December 1, where he presented notices of Community Enrichment Grants to the Community Foundation and the Virgin Islands Audubon Society. Celia Kalousek, left, for the SJCF received a grant of $42,000 which will be used to administer the recycling program on St. John. Trucking services will be contracted to provide supportive island-wide bin maintenance and reliable shipment to St. Thomas Sanitation Trash Services, where the cans are crushed and transported out of the Virgin Islands. Terry Pishko received a $5,975 grant for the V.I. Audubon Society which will be used for student education on St. John waste management issues, student cleanups of waste impacted areas as well as improvements of the viewing platform at the Frank Bay Pond Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, which Audubon oversees under the guidance of the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
was. Both McKenzie and Clarke train together with Santiago Tino Galan, the resident coach for VIODAs Advanced Optimist Sailing Program and Team ISV. the regatta. for the 2012 IODA South American Championships, which will be hosted in Buenos VIODA Championships qualify to represent racing competitions in Argentina. the team racing podium in Argentina, said second last year and, though we have had a change of team members, Coach Tino will prepare us to make it again. Coach Galans training in great conditions combined with the true grit of young VI sailors put Team ISV on the team racing podium in third place at the 2010 IODA North American Championships and second place at the 2011 IODA South American Champi onships. The VIODA Championship regatta followed a three-day clinic directed Coach Galan, with the assistance of Coach Damian Saponara of Argentina and Coach Caitlyn Connelly of St. Croix Yacht Club. Beginner, intermediate and advanced sailors who compete regularly internationally participated in the clinic with an emphasis on developing boat speed, fast tacks, and good starts. This was the best clinic I have ever par ticipated in, said Galan. The sailors were focused, the training was intense, and everyone had the right mental approach. It was impressive to see the sailors skill levels increase over the several days of the clinic. Younger sailors were matched with older, more experienced sailors, in addition to receiving training from the three coaches. The older sailors assisted with rigging and other sailing techniques. I learned so much just from watching the coming St. Croix sailor Lake Sanford. I learned a lot from some of the older sailors, said 9-year-old Nathan Smith, from St. Maarten. For example, one top BVI sailor showed me a great technique for downwind heeling, which I used in the regatta. ish Virgin Islands learned from the coaches and made new friends during the clinic. The clinic gave me a lot of great tactics that I used in the regatta, he said. Tino and Damian are the best. I really enjoyed meeting new friends and had a lot of fun it was my best regatta ever! Following dinner each evening, the coaches showed videos from the days training and offered more instructions on racing techniques. All the sailors, at all skill levels, work together in this clinic, said Galan. All the sailors need to learn team work and respect for each other. In addition to the clinic and regatta, sailors and several families stayed in the cabins of the Maho Bay Campground and had a total It was like being at sailing camp, said lot of fun off the water, too. 22 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Were Sold on St. John! Voted Best St. John Real Estate Agency! 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24 St. John Tradewinds, December 5-11, 2011 Marine ecologist Dr. Caroline Rogers' article informs readers on "What, Exactly, Is A Coral?" Her article includes photography on several corals like this upclose view of a Pillar Coral. due to the deadline. While this issue marks Nelsons sixth time putting out a top-notch, professional magazine dedicated entirely to the island of St. John, the pages of St. John Magazine and the island which the publication features. Its incredibly rewarding to see, touch and read the magazine in its completed form, said Nelson. Im always on the edge of my seat when I open the box of advance copies from the printer. Every time I hold a new issue in my hands and open it up, I am quite stunned with how it all came together. My inspiration continues to come from what I have experienced on St. John personally, which is what I believe makes the island an extraordi nary place, she said. Another inspiration is the team of writers and photographers I work with on each issue. Their talents are beyond professional. They are able to connect to their assignments and subjects through their writing and photography like I could not have imagined. They are truly the heart and soul of the St. John Magazine . The new issue of St. John Magazine is chock full of the amazing photography and professional writing which is Nelsons trademark, but there are a few new twists in the sixth edition. New this issue is a Question and Answer column titled Business by the Bay which will feature longtime island business owners. Its chance for the community to get to know the most prominent out what makes them so successful at what they do, said Nelson. Missing from this issue is the usual St. John Magazine column penned by long-time island resident and St. John School of the Arts co-founder Ruth Sis Frank, who wrote amusing and insightful stories about days gone by on the island. Frank passed of St. John Magazinenal column. But Nelson, who was a close friend and a big fan of Franks, hasnt forgotten the power-house that Frank was. The publisher dedicated the newest edition to Frank in her Letter from the Publisher. Business by the Bay is featured where Sis stories were previously featured in the magazine, Nelson said. Unfortunately, the last column by Sis was published last year. This year I dedicated the magazine to her. She was a huge supporter of me personally and I will never forget the very candid moments we shared together. In this issue, we feature the St. John School of the Arts and Sis legacy, said the publisher. Writer Mauri Elbels article showcases what Sis loved most, the arts, and she would be thrilled about this. And of course, Sis would have told me its just marvelous. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of St. John Magazine, available at retail outlets across the island. Continued fron Page 3