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Morgan Heritage Set To Rock Love City Live Jan. 28 Page 9Fourth Grade Students Across St. John Gearing Up for World of Dreams Jan. 27Page 3 Lack of Funding Suspends Dial-aRide for SeniorsPage 5 January 23-29, 2012 Copyright 2012Friends of VINP Fundraising Gala Set February 4Page 4 ST.JOHN,USVI St. John Relay for LifeCount Down: 19 DaysPreserving MomentsWestin Resort's resident artist, Lee Eng Khauv, is showing her current work every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the resort's main lobby. The St. John artist invites residents and visitors to stop by to visit and view her newest oils.
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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 Governor John deJongh will deliver his annual State of the Ter ritory Address before a formal session of the 29th Legislature on Monday, January 30. Senate President Ronald Russell will convene the Senate Session at 7 p.m. The Address will be delivered at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on the grounds of the Capitol Building, St. Thomas.New Reservation Policy for VINP Ranger-led Reef Bay Trail Hike for Russ Kerr who was injured in a ferry accident and airlifted to Miami on Friday, January 27. The sunset cruise will be aboard Bad Kitty /Calypso on Friday, January 27, at 4:45 p.m. Attendees should meet in the area of Mar garita Phils prior to boarding. All proceeds will go toward Kerrs medical expenses. There is a donation of $60 per person and any additional donations would be appreciated. Please RSVP by January 25 to 777-7245 to make reservations. Please pay with only cash or checks.Benet Cruise for Russ Kerr Jan. 27St. John Tradewinds Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands National Park announced last week a change in reservation policy for the National Park Service ranger-led hike to Reef Bay, the premier hiking opportunity in VINP. Reservations and purchase of transportation vouchers for the Reef Bay Hike, led by VINP rangers, will now be done through the Friends of the Park Vouchers for transportation will need to be pur chased at the time of reservation for $30 per hiker. The maximum number of hikers on any given trip will be 31. Friends will maintain a waiting list once the list as vacancies occur. Vouchers for the Reef Bay Hike will be available on the day of the hike on a space available basis; but this is a very popular activity and advance reservations are highly recommended. Enquiries about reservations for the hike at the VINP Visitor Center will be directed by counter staff to the Friends of the Park Store. The schedule for trips will be as follows: January March: four trips/week (Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri); April July: three trips/week (Mon, Tue, & Thu); August October: two trips/week (Mon & Thu); November December: three trips/week (Mon, Tue, & Thu) based on demand or other conditions. All details of the trip will remain the same. The taxi to the Reef Bay trailhead will depart the VINP Visitors Center promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return to Cruz Bay by boat by 2:30 or 3 p.m. Vouchers should be picked up from the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction, and hikers are encouraged to pick up vouchers days prior to the hike. Anyone who must pick up a voucher on the day of the hike, please do so by 9 am, when the store opens. Hikers must have their vouchers in hand to board the taxi from VINP Visitor Center at 9:30 am and to present to the boat crew at Reef Bay. If the hike is cancelled by VINP, voucher-holders will receive a full refund or may rebook the trip at no additional charge. If a reservation is canceled more than 24 hours before the start of the hike, hikers may rebook the hike at no additional charge, or receive a full refund. There are no refunds for no-shows or elective cancellations within 24 hours of the trip. Call the Friends of the Park Store at 340-779-8700 for last minute questions or to cancel a reservation. Vouchers are not transferable. Sisterhood Agenda will offer exclusive sisterhood mentoring services for a limited number of girls at Julius E. Sprauve School starting in February 2012. The organization will implement A Journey Toward Womanhood. Rooted in the African "rites of passage" tradition, A Journey Toward Womanhood is a modern approach to instilling knowledge of cultural roots and community awareness by using mentoring, Join Sisterhood Agenda on Wednesday, February 1, at 12 noon for information and refreshments. Residents and their daughters For more information contact Angela Coleman at 714-7076.Mentoring for Girls Available in Feb.State of Territory Address January 30Tangie Warren and Antonia George, the founders of Hope for Hair with Elegance Foundation, will be in attendance for the Second Annual St. John Relay for Life fundraiser on February 11. hancements for patients battling cancer. It was created as a way to restore pride, faith and beauty to woman and children who have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatments. They can create wigs and hair pieces from just two inches of hair. They will be available to accept donations of hair during the event. Anyone interested in donating hair will be offered a compli mentary hair cut at the St. John Relay for Life event. Hope for Hair Founders Walking in St. John Relay for Life HOPE Hosting Outreach Event Jan. 30To increase awareness about HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes and hypertension/heart disease, HOPE is conducting a series of screenings with information tables at several locations during the month of January. The goal of these screenings is to reduce the spread of HIV and HCV while decreasing risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease in the community. HOPE was at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on January 21 and will be at Julius E. Sprauve School on January 30. For more information call HOPE at 777-1611.Reef Bay ranger-led hike vouchers are available at the Friends of the VINP Store.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Why are there so many songs about rainbows, sang the fourth grade class at Guy Benjamin School on Tuesday morning, January 17. With two weeks of intense train ing to go before the big premier ers and dancers were busy bringing out the best voices and dance moves from GBS fourth grade students last week. One more time with the music, called out Michael Shawn Lewis, who was leading the vocal lesson at GBS. Lewis, along with John Tarta glia, Laura Barnao, Donna Drake and Rhonda Miller arrived on St. the original musical production World of Dreams in hand. of whom has impressive acting, dancing, singing and choreography credits to their name are working with fourth graders at all three island schools for a total of three weeks. Then its show time! The students, along with St. John School of the Arts students, will perform World of Dreams on Friday, January 27, at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. The production is a fundraiser for St. John School of the Arts, which provides essential arts education to children across the island. The sale of $200 angel tickets for the 6 p.m. show which includes a champagne reception and dinner at one of the islands best restaufor a three-night trip to New York City with theater tickets, dinners, airfare and hotel stay included will help SJSA continue to provide classes in a wide range of disciplines for students across Love City. The actors, who each paid for their own travel expenses and have been staying at the home of SJSA board of directors vice president Ronnie Lee, donate all of their time. While hopefully getting to enjoy a beach or two during their few moments of down-time, the actors work with students at Gifft Hill School, GBS, Julius E. Sprauve School and SJSA four days a week for about an hour and a half each day at each school. GBS fourth graders were per fecting the words and dance moves to what promises to be one of the many highlights of World of Dreams last week. Anyone who caught last years SJSA musical production fundraiser Dream, Wish, Believe knows the audience is in for a treat on January 27. Anyone who missed last years show, should be sure to get a seat to either the angel performance at 6 p.m. or the open performance at donations of any kind for the 8 p.m. show, but there is no required entrance fee for the performance. Judging from just the practice session at GBS last week, World of Dreams will be a stunning performance, no one will want to miss. For more information about the show or to purchase angel tickets 4322. Thursday, Jan. 26th St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 3 INDEXBusiness Directory .............14 Church Directory .................14 Community Calendar ...........16 Crime Stoppers ...................15 Crossword Puzzle ...............16 Ferry Schedules .................14 Letter ..................................12 Obituaries............................12 On the Market .......................6 Police Log ...........................15 Real Estate ....................18-19St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Donna Drake, above, teaches GBS fourth graders some dance moves while Michael Shawn Lewis, at right, rehearses song lyrics with the students. Fourth Grade Students Across St. John Gearing Up for W orld of Dreams January 27 at W estin GBS fourth grade students rehearse dance steps for the upcoming "World of Dreams"
4 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 Happy Holidays! $50 each, will be sold for the chance to win this gold link and emerald necklace, at right, and matching earrings.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Friends of VINP Eighth Annual Gala Scheduled for February 4By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Its time to pull out those dresses and dust off those fancy shoes. The Eighth Annual Friends of V.I. National Park gala is set for Saturday night, February 4, and the event promises to be one of the groups most exciting soirees in recent years. From the setting Michael and Judy Skurniks stunning villa Marea on the very point of Ditliff Point to the music, former Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington is just one of the performers on tap for the night, the gala is sure to be a night of elegance and entertainment. Dont feel like driving? Friends will be running two shuttles from the Cruz Bay dock after the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ferries arrive. Or guests can park along Ditliff Road, where there is actually plenty of parking space, and shuttles will be running along the roadway to pick up galagoers, explained Friends development director Heather Ruhsam. No one will have to walk far, she said. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails at Marea overlooking the sea. Enjoy the sunset and peruse able. Guests will be able to choose which prizes to try their hand at, by dropping tickets into baskets in There is everything from boat around town and dining packages, said Ruhsam. Were also working as well. One very special item is already available to view at Mongoose Junction. Rudy Patton of R&I Patton Goldsmithing has created an exquisite necklace and earrings set for Friends. The set, valued at $4,200, consists of a hand-crafted 18 karat gold large link chain necklace with 66 karats of polished emerald nuggets and matching gold large link chain earrings. Friends will be selling only and earring set for only $50 each. jewelry set are available at Friends in Mongoose Junction and at Connections in Cruz Bay. Get them before they sell out, said Ruhsam. If there are any of the 100 tick ets for the necklace set not sold by February 4, they will be available at the gala as well, Ruhsam added. In addition to the exciting prizes available, the night is also going to be full of outstanding music as well. Steely Dan fans will not want to miss the bands former guitarist Jon Herington, who will perform with his ensemble the Jon Herington Band. Local favorite In the Sand Band will also be entertaining the crowd at the gala. The evening will also feature delectable fare to keep those dancers going throughout the night. Mathayom Private Chefs/St. John Catering is once again taking care of the culinary side of the night, so the food is sure to impress. And there will be no chance of suffer ing from thirst. Vintages are being provided by Skurnik Wines with other beverages being supplied by Premier Wines and Spirits. Tickets for the gala are $200 each and the funds go to support all of the great work Friends does all year long, explained Ruhsam. We like to take advantage of the night to thank our supporters by throwing a great party, but the money we raise at our premier fundraising event goes to support the many educational programs we host, said Ruhsam. Friend would like gala attend ees to RSVP by January 27 if possible. For more information or to purchase tickets call Ruhsam at 779-4940. 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 $$$$$$$
St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 5 Community Foundation Suspends Dial-a-Ride Due To Lack of Funding 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 St. John Dial-A-Ride program has accumulated over $40,000 of unreimbursed expenses since the end of the main is unable to continue to shoulder The St. John Community Foundation (SJCF) will continue to explore all available options to reinstate service, but the current level of unreimbursed expenses has left the Board of Directors with no other choice. The SJCF has a successful 20year history of running the St. John Dial-A-Ride Program with the support of the V.I. Government, United Way, and donations from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, and other local support, including the $2 fares received from the elderly and special needs clients who were able to pay. However, this year's 56 percent reduction in the Legislative General Fund allotment, even after drastic cuts in the overall budget, basic operational expenses. The demand for the services is high, however SJCF hopes that the other two community partners in transportation provision (Department of Human Services and leave the seniors, disabled and individuals with special needs without vital transportation. The SJCF will work diligently with other community partners to ensure that the elderly and special needs clients do not go without transportation to other supportive services that would relieve them of a situation that threatens their overall health and well-being. The SJCF is working with the Department of Human Ser vices to determine the schedule of disbursement of the V.I. Legislative General Fund appropriation of $39,375 which was allotted to the St. John Dial-A-Ride program last November. They are also asking that the Senators override the Governor's veto of the amendment which provided the additional $56,000 needed to cover basic operational expensyear. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Historical Society Clears Annaberg SchoolNearly 20 members of the St. John Historical Society donated more than 40 volunteer hours in the V.I. National Park on Saturday, January 14. Members wielded machetes, Durchholz were also on hand to assist in the clearing. over three years to clear and stabilize the site and has continued its stewardship ever since.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There are few places even on idyllic St. John which offer the serenity of Estate Zootenvaal, a small enclave perched right on the pristine and protected shoreline of Hurricane Hole. The four picturesque waterfront cottages have recently been refur bished and boast wireless inter conditioning. Despite the nods to modernity, however, Zootenvaal, with its private setting and secluded beaches, still offers that unique old time feel of St. John. Spend just a few days in one of the well-appointed cottages and feel those worries fall away. Just imagine if it was all yours! It can be, now that the popular property with the four oceanfront rental cottages is for sale. Merry Nash, owner/broker of Islandia Real Estate is the listing agent for 6 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM St. John Tradewiinds News Photo The quiet, white sand beach at Zootevaal, left, beckons while mornings spent sipping coffee and gazing that the view, above, are sure to entice.Continued on Page 14 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 ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Estate Zootenvaal and 20-acre Parcel Offer Enticing Opportunities On the MarketA feature dedicated to special homes on the market listed with Tradewinds real estate advertisers which is on the market for $9.7 million. Estate Zootenvaal has been in business for more than 50 years and has been owned and oper ated by one family. The property is bordered by the V.I. National Park on one side, which means no development, and is perched on the shoreline of the V.I. National Underwater Monument Hurricane Hole. It simply does not get more private than that. The fact that Zootenvaal has been in business for over 50 years and owned by one family with a great repeat clientele who have been staying at the cottages every year really makes this property unique, said Nash. In addition to the four masonry cottages two one-bedroom, one one-bedroom plus sleeping alcove and one two-bedroom cottage the property also includes a white sand beach, beautifully landscaped grounds, a water sports gazebo and The business has been managed by the inimitable Robin Clair, who herself might be one of the reasons vacationers return to Estate Zootenvaal year after year. What has always attracted guests to Estate Zootenvaal is the quiet, old time St. John feel to the property as well as the very per sonable long time manager, Robin Clair, who makes everyones stay memorable, said Nash. Estate Zootenvaal, MLS #08-
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Second Annual St. John Relay for Life is just around the corner and music committee chair person Phillip Grasshopper Pickering has a full slate of talented bands and singers lined up to entertain the crowd all night long. The fundraiser for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at the Winston their tents and get ready to have one teammate walking the makelong. The event is designed to remind the community that Cancer Never Sleeps as teammates continually walk the track until the closing cer emony at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 12. The local Relay planning committee has been hard at work for months making sure walkers are entertained with plenty of music, singing, dancing and even some acrobatic stunts. Evanna Chinnery and Carl Powell are slated to get the event off on the right foot singing and By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Second Annual St. John Relay for Life is just around the corner mark those calendars for February 11 at 4 p.m. and the luminaria committee is hosting a special event this week. The luminaria ceremony is always poignant part of each American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Lumi naria bags are available for $5 each and are purchased with a particular person in mind. People buy the luminaria bags in honor of someone who is battling cancer or someone who has lost their struggle with cancer, said Karen Radtke, St. John Relay for Life luminaria committee chair. At 9 p.m. on February 11, those bags, bearing the names and pictures even of loved ones here and lost, will line the make-shift track in the center of Winston in the luminaria bags will be lit and survivors alone will walk a lap. To ensure that everyone is able to decorate their bag in honor of a loved one, Radtke is bringing arts and crafts materials with her on Saturday, January 28, Marketplace. Stop by Radtkes table outside of Star luminaria bag, $5 each, and decorate it for someone special. People can bring photos of loved ones or any kind of tokens or anything to make their luminaria bag special, said Radtke. Well have glitter and pens and markers and all sorts of stuff for people to decorate with. Several local artists will also be on hand to offer decorating advice and pointers, Radtke added. Anyone who misses the craft table, can still pur chase luminaria bags. Radtke will be at The Marketplace selling the bags each Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until February 11. And be sure to get those teams signed up and funds raised in time for the 18-hour event. The Second Annual St. John Relay for Life will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, and wrap up after 18 hours of entertainment and music at 10 a.m. on February 12. For more information call Radtke at 779-4419. St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 7 Decorate Luminaria Bags with St. John Relay for Life Volunteers Jan. 28 at Marketplace St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File Luminaria bags, in memory of cancer patients and those who have lost the struggle, are for sale each weekend at The Marketplace for $5.Continued on Page 15 T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! Super Bowl Party9ft x 14ft Big Screen Rte 10 Coral Bay / 340-779-4982 Full Slate of Musicians on Tap To Keep Walkers Going During Second Annual Relay for Life
8 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 Godspell Junior Delights AudienceSt. John Tradewinds A huge crowd packed Gifft Hill School on Friday night, January 13, for the premier performance of Godspell Junior. The production, organized by GHS with the New England Youth Theater Company, was a rousing success by all accounts. The students also performed a matinee show on Saturday, January 14, to wide acclaim. St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoGifft Hill School students kept the audience in stitches during their production of "Godspell Junior," above and below.St. John Tradewinds The Second Annual Tortola Surf Classic, organized by Island Surf And Sail in Tortola and sponsored by BILLABONG, is allowing Using Sport For Social Change to host the Second Annual Essay Contest for local U.S. Vir gin Island youth surfers 8-17 years of age. The essay contest, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation, will allow up to 10 USVI youth from the St. Thomas and St. John area to be selected from the essay contest entries and will win travel expenses to Tortola to compete in the surf contest. For each contest winner and one adult chaperone (over 18 years of age) of their choice, this will include passage to and from the event, all customs fees, entry for all youth to compete in the Tortola Surf Classic and lunch and beverages for all contest winners and their chaperone. Valid passports for each person is the responsibility of the participating parties. Deadline for the essay contest is January 31. inspired you to make a positive difference in your life as well as in those around you? Entrees must be received via U.S. mail or email sent to one of the following address no later than January 31, 2012. Dean Doeling, USFSC, 20713 SW Imperial Ln. Aloha, OR. 97006. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org later than February 8, 2012. If an essay contest winner cannot be reached by that time, an alternate will be chosen to For more information visit www. usingsportforsocialchange.com or contact Dean Doeling at dean.doeling@ nike.com.Deadline for Second Annual USFSC Essay Contest Is Jan. 31
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready to party St. John! The islands premier reggae festival is about to kick off and no one will want to miss any of the events. Global Ventures Consultants Glen Wasi Philbert is back with the Second Annual Love City Live! on Saturday, January 28, featuring reggae roots legends Morgan Heritage The concert will be their reunion performance because Philbert. This is their introduction back into the industry as a group. The band members had been working on solo projects, but theyre coming together again. And Morgan Heritage is just one of the four amazing acts urday night, January 28. Gates for the main concert open at 6 p.m. and Niyorah Olivacce will start the show, taking the stage at 7 p.m. Olivacce, from St. Thomas, is sure to impress with his distinct brand of roots reggae which has lately been garnering increased attention both locally and globally. Melame Gange, back again this year, will entertain the sure to be maximum crowd next. Hailing from St. Croix, Gange sings of truth and enlightenment. His up-tempo stage presence and positive lyrics are sure to get the crowd ready for the anticipated set by Bambu Station. Since forming on St. Thomas in 1996, Bambu Station has taken the reggae world by storm, releasing critically acclaimed albums and performing across the globe. Bambu Station is certain to get the crowd geared up for Morgan Heritage, who are scheduled to take the stage at 11:15 p.m., according to Philbert. We are going to start on time this year, he said. But the fun starts way before January 28. To get ready for the big night of dancing, Philbert is throwing a Sundown Beach Lime party at Oppenheimer on Thursday, January 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event is being hosted by Caribbean personality Jeanille Bonterre and Hollywood actor Malik Yoba. Jeanille and Malik are hosting the event and its really a toast to welcome everyone who is coming in for the show, said Philbert. There will be food and drinks on sale with all proceeds going to our Second Annual Youth Baseball Clinic in July. Yoba and Bonterre will also be hosting a program at the Julius E. Sprauve School on January 26, Philbert added. As part of our youth outreach they are going to talk to the kids about staying in school and the importance of arts and music, said Philbert. On Friday night, January 27, the party moves out to Coral Bay when Love City Live! takes over Miss Lucys restaureggae masters Inner Visions will entertain the masses sure to show up to meet Morgan Heritage and all the bands. That will be the chance to come out and get those autographs and photos taken with the bands, said Philbert. A shuttle will depart from Fatty Crab in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m. for the concert and fun out at Miss Lucys with proceeds funding Philberts youth baseball workshop. There is no cover charge for the Miss Lucys party, but the shuttle will run one $20 round-trip. January 28, from 6 p.m. until Morgan Heritage closes the show in the wee hours of the night. Tickets for the main concert are $60 in advance and are available on St. John at Connections, Cases by the Sea and Love City Barbers. Or pay $80 at the door. VIP tickets, which give one access to a great area to watch the show, a bar with no lines, food and chairs, are also still available. And thats not all. The reggae fun continues after the concert ends. Sunday, January 29, is the chance to hit the seas during the Ultimate Power Boat Party at One Love Bar on Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Private boaters are welcome to join the party and non-boat owners can take one of the 60 left on Limnos Charters over to Jost, Philbert explained. Weve reached out to a lot of people who own boats to go over to One Love on Sunday and for those who dont have their own boats, we have Limnos going over, he said. The boat leaves St. John at 11 a.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Check out the Love City Live! website www.experi encelovecitylive.com for a full list of activities, ticket outlets and more information. Although Love City Live! is still more than a week away, St. John has been buzzing already. Im super excited about the show, said Philbert. We sold out of early bird tickets two days before the deadline. The buzz is out there and this year were really drawing reggae fans from around the world. Philbert, a St. Johnian himself, is happy to offer the community a great show with positive vibrations. Im happy that I was able to come back and do this again, he said. There are folks who live here who have to deal with struggles every day. This is just one period of the year where I get to bring some excitement down. Im happy that I get to invigorate the folks here and give back to the school and do something for the kids, said Philbert.St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 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 Tradewiinds News PhotoLast year's Love City Live headliner Third World got the crowd in the Winston Wells ball PET SUPPLIESNew shipment arriving soon come see whats new Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES Weve Moved Morgan Heritage Set To Rock Love City Live January 28
10 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 BE CREATIVE Glazing Guidelines Feb 2 The English Potter Feb 9-12 Potters Wheel 2/14,21,28 3/6 Watercolor on Beach Feb 22 Sculpting the Figure Feb 25 340-776-6226 ext 212 340-514-6594 mobile email@example.com Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) firstname.lastname@example.orgVezios Custom Painting Love City Paddleboards(SUP) STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENT ALS & LESSONSComplimentary Board Delivery and Pickup 340-642-9419 St. John Tradewinds Kids First! is celebrating its third year of operation. Started by a group of St. John homeowners, Kids First! is dedicated to supporting education on St. John with par ticular focus on early learning. As a result of strong community support, Kids First! has become Among their accomplishments are: Forty years of education for needs-based children were en$100,000. A total of $15,000 of match ing grants encouraged school fund raising and community support for St. John early learning programs. Twenty children now can see clearly as a result of $5,000 of grants to support free eye exami nations and eye glasses for needsbased children A grant of $10,000 to fund a Reading Intervention Teacher at Guy Benjamin School. We also provided $2,500 so GBS could buy Kindle E-Book readers as part of an enhanced reading program clude Guy Benjamin School, Gifft Hill School, St. John Montessori School, Julius E. Sprauve School, St. John Christian Academy, St. John Eye Care, and Friends of the V.I. National Park (for a youth camping experience). Total gifts made to date total more than $130,000. This all started with a casual conversation among some neighbors about how we could make a positive contribution to St. John, said Kids First! president Bruce were swirling around about the possibility of a new school, and we became aware of the educational needs of our island. After discussions with local school adminis trators, we concluded a focus on early learning could have a major impact. Early learning, birth to age 5, is the most important time of development in a childs life, said learning program can substantially improve a childs chance of success in grade school and life beyond. There were some strong preschools on St. John but the cost was prohibitively high for most families, and there was no VI public school alternative. To make matters worse, most of the pre-school programs on the and were at risk of closing, he said. That is why Kids First! focused on this area. Dionne Wells is the current principal of JESS and was the for mer principal at GBS when Kids Their entire board came to our school to meet with teachers and administrators, in order to under stand our situation, said Wells. As we approached them with our needs they were very responsive and supportive. Kids First! realized the impor tance of the work St. John Montessori School was doing for the Coral Bay/East End community, explained Debra Polucci, founder of the St. John Montessori School. Our biggest problem was the inability of parents to pay tuition and yet that tuition didnt even cover our costs, said Polucci. Kids First! has provided several grants over the past few years which have allowed far more children to attend our school. At the same time, it allowed us to invest in learning materials to make it an Kids First! Celebrates Three Years of OperationsContinued on Page 15 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Frequent St. John visitor Eric Clapton was likely enjoying the Coral Bay area recently as his luxury motor yacht "Blue Guitar" was spotted anchored in the harbor last week. Clapton is no stranger to the Caribbean, having founded the rehab facility Clapton's Blue Guitar Anchors in Coral Bay
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds John years ago but didnt stay long that time. I came to St. John many years ter island, said Baysden. But I never did. This time around, Baysden is here to stay. He recently opened Cruz Bays newest eatery Driftwood Davids in the old Find de Spot nightclub location on the lower level of the Lumberyard. Between his Love City stints, the entrepreneur spent time on St. Kitts and Anguilla, where he ran Reggae Reef, a restaurant in Sandy Bottom. At Driftwood Davids, Baysden opened up the formerly shuttered space, which is now ent at the former nightclub location is an inviting table and chairs set up in the space just in front of the eatery. Step inside the freshly painted interior where huge windows open to a view of the Cruz Bay Creek area below, letting in Caribbean sunshine and breezes. The transformation was no easy task, explained Baysden. It took us six months to get this place ready, he said. We had to come in and demo everything. We opened it all up and we want people to feel at home. An open kitchen is situated in about the middle of the space, helmed by chef Mike Hammond. The nearby bar area is run by Ben Martinez and Casey Taylor makes sure table service is top-notch. Get settled in one of the roomy tables and get ready to enjoy a scratch-made meal with nods to the Caribbean and comfort food. For now the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily starting at noon Baysden expects to close on Mondays in the future and the menu offers a little something for most palettes. While Baysden created the menu and concept for Driftwood Davids, he insisted the restaurant is not about him. This is really more about the employees than it is about me, said Baysden. Driftwood Davids is about the food and the people who work here, not me. And Hammonds food certainly spoke for itself. The lunch menu burger and curry chicken salad, but the slow roasted pulled pork sandwich and baby back ribs are the stars, explained Hammond. And its easy to see why. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender thanks to a dry rub and four hour roast before being bathed in Hammonds tangy home-made barbecue sauce. The pulled pork gets a similar treatment with a Boston butt slow roasted until it falls apart, then slathered in Hammonds barbecue sauce served on a roll with coleslaw, rice and peas or a side salad. The Dangerous Dog, an allbeef hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with chili and coleslaw, is another popular lunch menu item. Lunch items range from $8 for a vegetarian salad to sandwich, which on a recent visit Driftwood Davids doesnt scrimp on portions and all salad dressings and dips are housemade. The place has a casual feel, but the napkins are thick linen and drinks are served in glassware, not plastic. The restaurant has a full bar and impressive wine list with a range of prices from casual to high-end. Frozen concoctions like bushwhackers and pina coladas are available and Driftwood Davids serves up a signature Strawberry Paradise. With coconut rum, Baileys and strawberry puree, the Paradise tastes like a strawberry shortcake and certainly goes down easy. Hammond starts serving dinner at 6 p.m., but is willing to take special orders during lunch hours, so just ask. Dinner items, most in the $20 range, include a chicken marsala, stuffed mushrooms, fresh catch of the day, seafood pasta and a ribeye steak. Hammond also offers an appetizer and entree special nightly as well. Liz Lowe of Queen of Tarts supplies the exceptional dessert offerings, which recently included a tart key lime pie and a decadent each for only $5. Baysden is also determined to make Driftwood Davids the place to go for live music. The restaurant features musicians most evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. and Carl Powell is bringing back Jazz on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by Driftwood Davids for a fantastic meal at a great price and sit back, relax and watch the world go by from one of the oversized windows. For more infor mation call the restaurant at 7774015.St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 11 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott bedroom, 14 two bedroom) on St. John, USVI. Minimal Casual Elegance and Great Eats Abound at Driftwood Davids
12 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 16 ObituariesWHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY JANUAR Y 26TH Keeping Track of Crime2011Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 8 Grand Larcenies: 58 Rapes: 1 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 Grand Larcenies: 4 Rapes: 0 Letters To St. John TradewindsSt. John Tradewinds Brown, Donald H. age 79 of North Haledon, NJ died Thursday, January 5, 2012. Born in Paterson, he lived in Ridgewood over 50 years before moving to North Haledon. Donald was an Army veteran who served from 1954 to 1956. Before his retirement he was an Investment Counselor for Trident Investment Mgmt., Inc. of Ridgewood, NJ. He was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. He was a member of the St. John Yacht Club, St. John, USVI. Donald enjoyed sailing, adventure and traveling throughout the US, and the world. He and his wife enjoyed sailing their boat Mer Amie. They built a lovely villa in St. John that he enjoyed for many years. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Ruth McIntire Brown of North Haledon, his three sons, David and his wife Gayle of Wyckoff, NJ, Richard and his wife Cindy of Andover, MA and Donald Jr. and his wife Donna of Shamong, NJ. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, Scott, Emily, Douglas, Sarah, Annie, Leanne, and Michelle. Visiting was Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. A Memorial Service was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St. Ridgewood, NJ. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Ave. Suite 204, Chicago, IL. 60642-2642. www.pulDonald H. Brown, St. John Yacht Club Member, PassesThe Island Green Building Association would like to say THANK YOU! to the community for the outstanding response and support for our new ReSource Depot for donated construction materials. Source found some great items at great prices and kept over 500 pounds of materials in use, from being We had a great turnout of donors and shoppers after the Tradewinds article last week. Board members Bill Willigerod, Doug White and Rob Crane have been coming to help, with Barry Devine on the roster to assist soon. Raf Muillenburg has joined our board. And we have very special volunteers to thank: Judy Joan and Larry Wilson, who worked tirelessly to help We've also received funding support from St. John Hardware, our many professional and associate members, and private donors. Storage on Site has and thank everyone that has worked to make the ReSource Depot idea a reality so please forgive me if I forget anyone! was "feathering their nest" and very thankful for the other customer had plans to build soon, and selected items ahead by visiting our website. people who are bringing in good, useable materials to donate or calling to see what we have or need. Sales proceeds will fund the ReSource Depot and educa tional programs in sustainable building and island living. We have applied to VI Waste Management Author ity's Community Enrichment Grant Program for fur ther funding to ensure the success of the ReSource Depot. IGBA plans to be a ReSource for the community, and green building, for years to come. We're open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, and plan to grow. Thanks to you, St. John! Green Regards, Karen Vahling, Executive Director IGBAIGBA Thanks Community for Outstanding SupportSt. John Tradewinds Rupert C. Browne was a resident of St. John for the last 52 years and was orginially from the island of Nevis, Gingeerland in RiverPath. He leaves behind a wife of 45 years, Avis M. Browne; seven children; 21 grand children; 17 great grand children Rupert was eldest of ten brothers and sisters and leaves behind three sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be at the St. John Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28. Murray Brothers Funeral home in Atlanta Georgia handled the remains.Rupert C. Browne Rupert C. Browne
St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 13 Tae Kwan Do classes are available each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for students ages 6 to Adult at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center, Estate Contant-Enighed. For more information call Anthony Lewis at 344-1581 or Olivine Smith at 776-6249 or 626-2827.Tae Kwon Do Classes Available for Youth and Adults 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 New Board Members Voted at Annual Animal Care Center Board MeetingSt. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John hosted its annual public meeting on Wednesday evening, January 18, at the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School. ACC thanks the school for permitting use of the great room for the meeting. Approximately 50 attendees signed in with ACC secretary Sheila Karcher at 6 p.m. Karcher handed each attendee, all of whom claimed ACC member for use later in the meeting. Out-going president BJ Harris opened the meeting with an address listing the many 2011 ACC programs and accomplishments. Among the successful efforts named were the Letter of Under standing between the V.I. National Park and the ACC whereby VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove and ACC President Harris for mally established the policy that any homeless cats or dogs trapped on park lands by park employees would be brought to the ACC shelter in Cruz Bay rather than simply re-located elsewhere on the island. ACC President Harris spoke at some length about the merits of a new, larger facility for the shelter in the future. The increasing numbers of dog walkers and volunteers were feted and Shelter Administrator Sally Nelson and Kennel Technician Kimber Marnen were cited for their successful efforts in bringing a new spirit to the shelter. Volunteer Laurie Damron was also cited for her various contributions to the ACC this past year, including work on an electronic newsletter. Damrons father, who is visiting the island, was able to join in the standing ovation accorded Damron. In addition, Harris distion to the hard-working members of the Board of Directors. Monica Munro presented a treasurers report which showed that 2011 donations to the ACC, while coming in from numerous general economic downturn experienced throughout the nation. Harris observation that animal shelters in general were experiencmuch the same as nursing homes and other health-related services. However, in 2011ACC received a substantial grant to improve its homeless cat program from Petsmart through the efforts of experienced grant-writing volunteer Donna Traina. ACC friend Angela Coleman also obtained a modest grant of $2,000 for the ACC. Former ACC President and ACC Nominating Committee chairman John Fuller explained the election tendees. Fuller explained that treasurer Monica Munro was being nominated for re-election to the Board and in addition there were two Board vacancies created by the resignation of Dean Baldwin and the retirement of president Harris. Fuller described the process whereby the Nominating Committee, which is composed of all ACC past presidents since recandidates to serve beginning in 2012. Sheila Karcher, John Fuller, Diana Ripley, and BJ Harris were the members of the Nominating willingness of candidates to serve, settled upon a list of four possible new Board members in addition to the re-election of treasurer Munro. BJ Harris interjected that there were many more willing candidates than the short list presented and she hoped that candidates who failed to be elected by the 50 mem bers attending the annual meeting would consider heading some of the committees necessary for car rying on ACCs mission of car ing for the islands homeless and abused cats and dogs. After the paper ballots were collected, secretary Karcher announced that Monica Munro had been re-elected as treasurer and that Dr. Heidi Stout and Kelly Cruikshank, both of whom are relatively new to the island and new to the ACC, had been elected. Dr. Heidi Stout holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and has been active for many years as part of an internationally recognized oiled wildlife response team. She oversaw the entire oiled bird rehabilitation effort for the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which included managing care facilities in four states. Stout has also worked in international teams responding to catastrophic incidents impacting wildlife throughout the world including programs focused on planning for the welfare and care of companion animals impacted during disasters and managing coordinated veterinary responses. Kelly Cruikshank has 20 years of experience in fundraising, mar keting, communications, and event management. She relocated from New York to St. John in 2011. She has served as director of corporate relations for the American Cancer Society of New York, and was accountable for event execution along with volunteer committees in support of such events. At the Ulster County SPCA, she provided hands-on work with animal care as well as volunteer coordination for fundraising events. She currently volunteers at the ACC shelter and works at Destination St. John. The ACC Board of six sitting and two new directors will meet 2012. St. John Tradewinds will announce the results of the election
144, is located just a few minutes from the shopping, dining and nightlife of Coral Bay, but being situated en route to the quiet East End of St. John, the property truly feels a world away from it all. If all of that sounds enticing, now imag ine owning an adjacent 20-acre parcel just behind Estate Zootenvaal. Nash is also the listing agent for the 20-acre parcel at 3A-1 Remainder Zootenvaal, which offers an exciting opportunity for a green developer. The property, listed on the MLS for $7 million, adjoins the V.I. National Park and would be ideal for estate sized parcel devel opment, according to Nash. The V.I. National Park adjoins this 20 acre development, or estate sized parcels, insuring green space and privacy in quiet surroundings, according to the listing for MLS #08-354. Beautiful water views over Borck Creek and Hurricane Hole will be forever preserved in their natural beauty as a protected area. This is a rare opportunity for a conservation minded buyer who wants the best St. John has to offer. Buyers can purchase both Estate Zooten and the 20-acre adjoining parcel together or individually. There are a number of smallscale, low-impact development opportunities available with the parcels, explained Nash. This waterfront will always remain pristine as Borck Creek is part of the National Marine Monument, said the Islandia Real Estate owner/broker. No docks, or even anchoring, are allowed. The biggest interest in the property is people who would purchase the 20 acre hillside parcel as well and build individual villas on large lots for short term cel for clubhouse and water sports. This would be a low impact use and tages and the area, said Nash. Take a cue from the many vacationers who have enjoyed Estate Zootenvaal year after year and slow down and soak in the quiet beauty of the area and just imagine if it was all yours. For more information about Estate Zootenvaal, check out the website www.estat ezootenvaal.com. Contact Merry Nash at Islandia Real Estate at 776-666 or email MerryVI@aol.com.14 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 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 InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; firstname.lastname@example.org Theodore 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 EstateDebbie 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.orgRestaurants Concordia 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 Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Terminix Termite, Pest, Rodent Control Problem Solved Guarantee 340-777-4423 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 email@example.com 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. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo deck overlooking protected Hurricane Hole.On the Market: Estate ZootenvaalContinued from Page 6 Zootenvaal property, a 20-acre adjacent parcel is also for sale.
playing a rendition of Because We Believe as the children of St. John show off their dance moves with Liz Putnam. Survivors will take to the track will then be joined by family mem bers and friends. The Ah We Band is sure to get those Relay walkers moving and shaking with their up-tempo set, slated to take teams through sunset to around 6 p.m. The Love City Pan Dragons will take over entertainment duties as cancer survivors and caregivers enjoy the special survivors dinner. The new St. John girl band Island Girl Swagg will show off their skills until around 7:30 p.m. when Koko and the Sunshine Band are set to take the crowd back with some old-school scratch music. Around 9 p.m. the lights in the for the emotional luminaria cer emony. Luminaria bags, each in memory of someone who has lost their battle or continues their struggle with cancer, line the inside of the track as a constant reminder of the events importance. With the track dark, Relay volunteers will light the luminaria bags and survivors will take to the track alone again for a lap before being joined by family members and friends. Following the always emotional luminaria ceremony, Pickerings own roots reggae band Inner Visions is set to take the stage, and kick off the wee hours of enter tainment. Musicians from Shikima Jones, to T-Bird and Chris Carsel and bands from Paradise People, the ISH and Slammin will keep those Relay walkers awake and going strong. The music will last right up until the 10 a.m. closing ceremony and Pickering is excited about the line-up this year. We have a lot of different artists on the line-up this year, said Pickering. This year were going to be using the big stage from Fourth of July and well have really nice lighting from the folks at Concert Works from St. Croix. All in all, its going to be a bigger production than last year, said Pickering. This is Pickerings second year heading up the musical portion of the evening and he is happy to dedicate his time to the Relay for Life. I got involved because its a really worthy cause and I think that while it doesnt pay for actual medications and treatment, these funds can help pay for screenings and off-island travel, said Picker ing. That might seem small, that can make a really big difference for people. I hear some people complaining about things, but there are a lot of people who need this help. Its still not too late to get involved with the event. Any musicians still interested in playing at the Second Annual St. John Relay for Life February 11 through 12 should email Pickering at guitar St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 15 Friday, January 13 11:00 a.m. Badge #1021 and 124 present at Leander Jur gen Command with one Jeffrey James under arrest and charged with violation of a court order. Violation of a court order. 3:35 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident r/ a grand lar ceny at Wharfside Village. Grand larceny. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r damage to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 7:50 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident r/ a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. Saturday, January 14 7:12 a.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident r/ destruction of property. Destruction of property. 2:25 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a grand larceny. Grand larceny. 8:06 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in Coral Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 10:53 p.m. A citizen c/r a bur glary. Burglary in the third. Sunday, January 15 12:45 a.m. A citizen p/r an assault. Aggravated assault and battery. 6:30 p.m. A citizen r/ a breakin at his apartment. Burglary in the third. Monday, January 16 12:37 a.m. A citizen c/r that a woman wanted to kill herself. Police assistance. 1:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that a vagrant killed a chicken in the area of Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Animal cruelty. T uesday, January 17 12:16 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 3:04 a.m. An Estate Bever houdtsberg resident c/r a D.O.A. DOA. 8:10 a.m. An Estate Spring Garden resident p/r that someone called his home and threatened him. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:50 p.m. A minor p/r that he was assaulted by a male in the area of Red Hook, St. Thomas. Assault and battery. 4:05 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. Crime Stoppers is asking the communitys help to keep the local anonymous tip program active and dynamic in the US Virgin Islands. If anyone knows something, please do something this week for all of us. pers USVIs fourth year of reaching out to the Virgin Islands community. On January 9, 2009 the 1-800-222-TIPS phone number became fully functional, operated by a professional, totally anonymous Crime Stoppers answering service in Texas. In the three years since, media partners have published, aired and televised more than 150 weekly releases. The community has submitted 1,435 tips which have helped law enforcement oflegal guns as well as over $280,000 in stolen property and drugs. This week, please visit the Support Us page on the website www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org, to learn how to support the rewards fund. To date, Crime Stoppers USVI has authorized 130 rewards totaling $108,386 and paid out 57 of those rewards, $46,188, for valuable information that has, in fact, helped make the community a safer place to live, work and raise a family. If anyone has any experience with law enbookkeeping skills or enjoy speaking to groups of children or adults, please consider offering a bit of your time to our volunteer effort. Visit the Contact Us page on the website for our administrative email address and phone number. The Annual Meeting, open to all dues-paying members, is coming up again in June. We will have several board member positions open for election. Again, if anyone has any interest in learning more about how to join us in our work for a safer community, check out the information on our website at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org. The volunteers at Crime Stoppers USVI thank nancial sponsors and of course you, the concerned citizen who have submitted information about crimes. Thank you all for working together with us for three successful years. And we sincerely hope that this, our fourth year of service, will be one of unprecedented peace in the U.S. Virgin Islands.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on CrimesSlate of Musicians for Relay for LifeContinued from Page 7 even more positive learning experience. Kids First! has also provided support to Gifft Hill School, according to Judy Chamberlain, head of School at GHS. Kids First! has provided tremendous support for our early learning materials to increase the effectiveness of our program, said Chamber lain. Of all the years in a childs development, this is the most critical and ultimately transformative time. All our success is due to the generous contributions we have received Despite our accomplishments, we have far more to do. That is why we ask all island residents and businesses to support our efforts. Its a good thing to do, the right thing to do, and its the smart thing to do for the future of our island, he said. org.Emergency Land Line: 911 Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110 Police Dept: 340-693-8880 Fire Station: 340-776-6333Kids First! Celebrates Three YearsContinued from Page 10
16 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.SOMETHING IN COMMONACROSS 1 Move belly-up on all fours ing) 14 Capital of Tanzania 20 Restricted zone 21 Espresso with steamed milk 22 Reaming appliance room 25 New Yorks Island 26 Minister to 28 Metalliferous rock e.g. auditor 42 Inventors of new words are listed on 49 Trio after K 51 Poetic dusk 52 Husband of Sarah Palin 54 Droid or iPhone, e.g. 58 Lions lie in it 59 Filthy gain 61 Retro hairstyles 64 Its smart to back this up 68 19th-century king of Sweden and Norway being asked 81 Kind of PC monitor 82 Stratfords river 84 UPI bulletin 85 Pollen carrier 86 Capitol body 88 Good bud 90 Daytona 500 entries, e.g. 94 Tiny air sacs in the lungs 98 OPEC supply 99 Toughen, as to hardship 100 Loud couple in a marching band 108 They require double reeds 109 Its all wet 110 Missions, for short 112 Rail supports 115 What this puzzles seven longest answers have in common 121 High dice roll 122 Bird claw as 46-Down items 124 Nitrate and nitrite, e.g. 126 Phys ed DOWN 1 10 sawbucks 2 Gads about 5 Obi- Kenobi 6 NPRs Shapiro 8 Madeline of Clue 9 Like Casbah natives 10 Hellenic T 11 Hwy. 12 There, there 14 45 spinners 15 Defeat in a pool race 16 Julia star Carroll 18 Less bold 19 James of westerns 24 Diner bill 29 Env. addition 40 Forgettin 44 Goddess of concord 45 Sliding by 46 Eatery list 54 Of the earliest ages 55 Pigeon shed 56 Ending for enzymes 58 Chemist Mendeleev 59 Red Square honoree 60 Banquet coffeepots 61 Uses a + 62 Italian monk 64 Vena 65 ... quit! 66 Rikki-tikki- 82 Of ones forebears 84 Dog relative 85 Gets bloated 86 Torah locale 89 Farm alarm? 91 Weep 92 U.S. spy org. 94 Orbital point 95 Stereotypes 96 Bluish-purple or poet 102 Taj 105 Pageant crown 106 Takes ten 111 Male caribou 118 Bridge writer Culbertson 119 Rambo site 120 CL doubled 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 Monday at Scandic Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at W edensday and Thursday, January 25-26 that are in delinquent property tax payment status of 10 or more 18-19, 2012 on St. Croix and January 25-26 in the St. Thomas/St. John district. In both districts, the auctions will be at the Division Friday, January 27 cruisefor Russ Kerr on Friday, January 27. RSVP by January 25 to 777-7245 School of the Arts fundraiser Broadway Comes to St. John, January 27 at the Westin Resort ballroom at 8 p.m. Monday, January 30 The increase awareness about HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes and hypertension/heart disease, HOPE Inc. is conducting a series of screenings with information tables during the month of January. HOPE will be at Julius E. Sprauve School on January 30. For more information call HOPE Inc. at 777-1611. Monday, January 30 Governor John deJongh will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address before a formal session of the 29th Legislature on Monday, January 30. Senate President Ronald Russell will convene the Senate Session at 7 p.m. The Address will be deliv ered at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on the grounds of the Capitol Building, St. Thomas. Saturday, February 11 Relay for Life at the Winston Well Ball Field on Saturday, February 11, at 4 p.m. for 18 hours of friendship, food and fun and help to make a difference! Saturday, February 11 The V.I. Audubon Society is hosting its 15th annual plant sale on Saturday, February 18, in the Nazareth Lutheran Church yard in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council is pleased to announce the receipt of a $20,464 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star Grant Program and its funding partner, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the grant is for Riparian Restoration and Wetlands Protection in Coral Bay. The grant commits CBCC to a one-to-one match of in-kind funds, including volunteer services, donations, and partner activities, for a project with a total effort of just over $41,000. The project will restore and improve the wetlands in the degraded area on 11 Estate Carolina (Parcel 11) along the roadside at the intersection of Route 107 and Kings Hill Road. This is the front portion of the property which includes the Ag Station in Coral Bay. Along with this wetlands restoration project, other improvements are being considered for the area including agricultural farmers plots on the part of the four acre parcel surrounding the Ag Station. The goal is to restore the riparian area using native trees, shrubs and appropriate ground cover so that it can serve as a community-based demonstration of appropriate species and plantings. The project will provide environmental education through an afterschool program for children and project signage for residents of the community so they can learn about native trees and their roles in preserving and protecting ecosystems. CBCC is partnering with the VI Departments of Agriculture (VIDA), and Public Works to undertake this wetlands restoration project and to work together for the overall improvement of this area which is at the very center of Coral Bay and visible and accessible to all. Additionally, part of the corner area that is not wetlands is proposed to become a community park area, possibly with benches, a domino table, and some play structures or sculptures for children, using funding beyond this grant. A covered farm stand is also being considered for sale of produce that the new farmers plots would grow. Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Louis Peterson and Ag Station Manager Raymond Thomas, Dale Braithwaite of Public Works, and Sharon Coldren and Tricia Reed of CBCC met for an initial planning meeting on January 10 to kick off the project and agree to responsibilities and timelines. Reed, the new Environmental Projects Manager at CBCC will manage the project. The team also agreed to pursue the broader objectives of improving this central community location. This grant is part of an integrated initiative for the betterment of the community, said VIDA Commissioner Dr. Louis Petersen. A wetlands plant expert will be contracted this spring to design the plantings and public access and recommend removal of invasive species. As part of this planning process, a public meeting will be held to discuss ideas for the project and the surrounding land on Parcel 11 Estate Carolina. Various groups in the community as well as individuals are expected to commit to volunteer maintenance and improvements so everyone can enjoy the area and be proud of it. Ultimately, there will be a volunteer committee responsible for ongoing maintenance. To support the planting phase this summer, CBCC is applying to be able to provide jobs to local youth through the Department of Labors summer job program, and seeking cooperation from other youth internship programs. The project also includes funding for an instructor for an afterschool educational wetlands gardening program at Guy Benjamin School in fall 2012 for 10 interested students. During the next year, CBCC will continue to work with the community and the Waste the unattractive household waste bin site on the mangrove shoreline part of the parcel to a less visible and fenced convenience center with an area for recycling. 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20 St. John Tradewinds, January 23-29, 2012 HOVENSA announced on January 18 that it will shutdown its renery on St. Croix. Following the shutdown, the complex will operate as an oil storage terminal. Losses at the renery have totaled $1.3 billion in the past three years alone and were projected to continue. These losses have been caused primarily by weakness in demand for rened petroleum products due to the global economic slowdown and the addition of new rening capacity in emerging markets. In the past three years, these factors have caused the closure of 18 reneries in the United States and Europe with capacity totaling more than 2 million barrels of oil per day. In addition, the low price of natural gas in the United States has put HOVENSA, an oilfueled renery, at a competitive disadvantage. HOVENSA explored all available options to avoid this outcome, but severe nancial losses left no other choice. After formal shutdown of the renery, which will occur by the middle of February, most of those employed at HOVENSA will continue working through a transition period. Thereafter, approximately 100 people will remain to work at the oil storage terminal. HOVENSA will provide signicantly enhanced benets for those union and salaried employees who are impacted. The company will also continue to honor its commitment to provide scholarships to students from the Virgin Islands. HOVENSA has a long proud history as a corporate citizen in the Virgin Islands and will work closely with the government of the Virgin Islands to ease the transition for the community.Paid Advertisement