St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John Festival Queen, Princess Contestants Draw Sash NumbersPage4 Second Annual St. John Relay for Life Event Raises $170KPage 3February 20-26, 2012 Copyright 2012VIPA Closing Enighed Pond Marine Facility Exit Gate for ConstructionPage 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photos (left) by Yelena Rogers and (right) Tropcial FocusEveryone Enjoys Valentines Day on Love City!From dogs at the Animal Care Center's weekly adoption clinic at The Marketplace, who hosted a Kissing Booth (Page 11), to the more than 70 couples who renewed their vows at Trunk Bay Beach (Page 5), St. John truly lived up to its "Love City" moniker on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14. Fun(d) Running:Local Runner Tackling 8 Tuff Miles Road Race for Wounded VeteransPage 6


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 Guy Benjamin School is set for Saturday, March 24, at Miss Vies Campground starting at noon. Join CBYC members for a sail to the beach and back for only $40, which includes lunch. Dont feel like sailing? Drive out to the beach and pay $10 for children and $20 for adults for lunch and entertainment by local reggae favorites Inner Visions. Using Sport for Social Change invites the public to a social gathering at the St. John School of the Arts on Tuesday, February 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and Department of Parks and Recreation, invite everyone to attend this social gathering at St. John School of Arts. During this fun, casual event, an update will be given on what USFSC is, what it has accomplished in the past years and the publics support. USFSC will also be unveiling its sponsorship levels for the 4th Annual Free Just Play event scheduled for October 8, 2012 Email Dean Doeling at islandsun40@yahoo.com for more info. walk at Francis Bay will begin on Monday, February 27. Friends of VI National Park is looking for volunteers to help them build the last 650 feet of handicap accessible boardwalk down to the beach at Francis Bay. Skilled wood workers and folks this community project. Tools, drinks and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are asked to please wear closed toe shoes such as boots or sneakers. Work starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 27, at the Francis Bay Trail and will continue daily until completed. Call Friends at 779-4940 for more information about the work, days available to help and carpooling.Volunteers Sought for Second Phase of Francis Bay Accessible Trail WorkThe annual meeting of the Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library will be Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the library. Caroline Rogers will speak about her photographs and new book immedi ately following the business meeting. The public is welcome. the Arts of Music program at St. John School of the Arts will be engaged in a week-long workshop with Dion Parson and the mem bers of the 21st Century Band starting March 18. There will also be a student performance at the weeks end. St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh has submitted proposed legislation to the Senate to clarify and enact into law the restrictions on on-street solicitors, commonly referred to as barkers. The proposed law would prohibit barkers from working at beaches, unless they represent restaurants located on the beach. It would also restrict them from soliciting on some publicly owned property, including street corners in areas designated as historic districts, and in Cruz Bay on St. John. The bill also requires all barkers to receive and wear permits from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs that display their picture. Many local business owners have conveyed to me their opinions that barkers working downtown and on our beaches can be a nuisance to tourists, and have a negative impact on the business environment, deJongh said. The legislation I submitted addresses this concern, while preserving the rights of those who earn their living by soliciting for businesses. collaboration with the DLCA, the V.I. Police Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Tourism. The proposal does not infringe on recently enacted laws permitting and regulating on-street solicitations for companies selling time share real estate. This proposal is submitted for your review and approval in hopes that we may jointly and coopera tively work with key stakeholders to encourage and foster our economic development, deJongh wrote Senate President Ronald Russell in a letter introduc ing the legislation. Violators of the new law face sanctions of up to a St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will have an Ash Wednesday Ser vice on Wednesday, February 22, at noon.Ruby Ramos and son Noah enjoyed a ride in their new Jeep Scrambler last week after their on February 14. The part-time residents were the lucky winners of the spiffy black and yellow Jeep which had been parked on the second level of The Marketplace. The Gifft Hill School raised more than $7,000. USFSC Hosting Social at SJSA Feb. 21 Ash Wednesday Service Scheduled Mentoring Through the Arts of Music Workshop Kicks Off March 18 Annual Friends of Library Meeting Set Almost-Annual CBYC Flotilla Fundraiser for GBS Set for March 24DeJongh Submits Barker Bill to 29th LegislaturePart-time Resident Ruby Ramos Wins Jeep Scrambler


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The St. John community came out in force the weekend of February 11 and 12 to support the second annual Relay for Life. The event raised more than $170,000 for the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the American Cancer Society, topping last years fundraising total of $140,000. Organizers pointed to several factors, from luminary bag sales to a plethora of local events prior to the actual relay, which contributed to the events success. You know what made it so successful again this year was the young people at the bars, said St. John Relay for Life planning committee chairperson Mary Bartolucci. There were so many events at so many restaurants and bars in Cruz Bay, it was great. All of that really contributed to the amount that we raised in the end. From a taco eating contest at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, which raised $1,400, to a bachelor auction at Castaways Bar, which raked in more than $6,000, and several fundraisers at High Tide, which totaled about $16,000 combined, the Cruz Bay bar scene fully embraced the second annual St. John Relay for Life. This is exactly what makes the St. John Relay so successful, said Bartolucci. We have this tightknit community that really comes together to support the event and each other. But it wasnt just the bartenders who supported the second annual 18-hour American Cancer Society fundraiser church groups, community service organizations and even the St. John Taxi Association got behind the event, Bartolucci explained. We had the church group out there, groups from the Westin and Caneel Bay, and even the Taxi Association pitched in, she said. Taxi operator Edmund Roberts went around and collected money and that was matched by the local American Legion group. The event, which kicked off on Saturday, February 11, at 4 p.m. and went on all night long until 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, February 12, also united the entire St. John cancer. The entire community comes out for this event, said Bartolucci. I love that about the Relay. Its St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 3 Second Annual St. John Relay for Life Raises More than $170,000 for Local Chapter of American Cancer SocietyContinued on Back PageThursday, Feb. 23rdINDEXBusiness Directory .............14 Community Calendar ...........16 Crime Stoppers ...................15 Crossword Puzzle ...............16 Letters ...........................12-13 Obituary ..............................1 On the Market .....................10 Police Log ...........................15 Real Estate ....................18-19so nice to see so many people out there, because lets face it, cancer has touched all of us. Volunteers created a makeshift track in the middle of Winston at least one walker from each of the 38 teams who kept to the track all night long. The event is intended to drive home the message that Cancer Never Sleeps with one of the most emotional parts of the night being the luminary ceremony, and this year was no different. St. John Relay for Life volunteers sold more than 900 luminary bags, each one in honor of someone who has lost their struggle with cancer, who is in the middle of the battle or who has overcome the disease. The bags lined the Winston Wells track two-deep and were lit with military precision by luminary committee head Karen Radtke and her team of volunteers. With the lights out at 9 p.m., each in a purple T-shirt and holding a link of a long glow-in-thedark chain, led a lap around the family members and friends for a returned and the music brought the energy back to the crowd. Just about every local musician pitched in to help keep walkers going around the track with a St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropcial Focus and Yelena RogersTeam Caneel Bay Oncology Warriors, above, was one of 38 teams which supported the Second Annual St. John Relay for Life. Luminary bags, right, line the track at Winston St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersSmiling faces light up the Second Annual St. John Relay for Life.


St. John Tradewinds Six young St. John ladies converged at the Cruz Bay Battery on Saturday night, February 11, to ring for the title of Miss St. John Festival Queen. The six contestants, all St. John residents, each picked a goodie bag which contained a number along with several other gifts. The number determined which sash number each contestant would be known as for the pageant, which culminates at the big St. John Festival Queen Selection Show in June. Contestant number one is Sheniqua Sheena Davis, an 18-yearold freshman at the University of Virgin Islands. Contestant number two is Clarissa Vanessa Doyling, who is 17 and in her senior year at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Contestant number three is Shelsea Akeisha Jean, a 17-year-old senior attending Charlotte Amalie High School. Contestant number four is Khadijah M. Athanase, 17, and in her senior year at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Contestant sophomore Shanell Thomas. Contestant number six is 19-year-old Diana Lynn Ross, who is a senior at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. The girls will begin training in March and will receive etiquette and modeling classes as well instruction in public speaking and dance. At the St. John Festival Queen Selection Show, the ladies will vie in categories ranging from Personal Interview, Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality and Best Talent, to Most Cooperative, Best Evening Wear and Miss Intellect. At then end of the night, one of the six lovely ladies will take home the crown and represent the island at a number of events as the St. John Festival Queen. But before that, the ladies will spend countless hours working on their dance moves, costumes and per fecting that catwalk. St. John Cultural and Festival Committee members also met with St. John Festival Princess contestants on February 11, to determine contestant numbers. Only three of the four girls, who also all hail from St. John, were able to make the event, but in total four young ladies will vie for the title of Miss St. John Festival Princess in June. Festival Princess Contestant number one is ShNyah Alesha Bacon, a nine-year-old Julius E. Sprauve School student. LaMone Rosali Morris, an eight-year-old Ulla S. Muller Elementary School student, is contestant number two. Contestant number three is sevenyear-old Guy Benjamin School student JeNique A. Sylvester. Contestant number four is JDejah Denell Estrill and eight-year-old student at Joseph Gomez Elementary. Congratulations and good luck to all the contestants! 4 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free HPV vaccines on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines are available to all males and females between the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent and all attendees should bring their immunization cards. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM 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! The St. John Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. nedy Jr., will be in attendance for the On Screen/In Person program. Proceed and Be Bold is a complex and inspiring 90 minute documentary which tells the fascinating account of the life and work of internationally recognized letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. At age 40 Kennedy abandoned his comfortable middle-class life, traded in his computer for a printing press, and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts and a meager yearly income of $7,000, he cranked out a new, rebellious declaration of independence. artist and the rewards of following dreams. On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts. en, 54, just before 4 p.m. Friday, February 10, and charged her with Assault Third Degree. Battery, and Disturbance of the Peace. Bail for Belen was set at $25,000 and she was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending her court proceedings.St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoSix lovely young ladies will vie for the crown of St. John Festival Queen this year, above left, while four girls one is not pictured will try for the title of St. John Festival Princess, above right.VIPD Arrest Woman on St. John for Assaulting Police OfcerFestival Contestants Choose Sash NumbersFilm Screening Set for March 6


St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Representing more than 2,000 years of marriage, about 72 couples packed the pavilion at Trunk Bay for the 10th annual Celebration of Love on Valentines Day, Tuesday afternoon, February 14. Hosted by the islands Barefoot Minister Anne Marie Porter, the annual vow renewal celebration has been a huge hit since Porter and former Love City residents Cathy and Bill Dove launched the event a decade ago. Each year since 2001, couples of all ages have gathered on the alabaster sands of Trunk Bay to pledge emony led by Porter. Cathy Dove, who moved to Flor opened the ceremony with a dedication. While the event usually takes place right at the waters edge, high swells on the North Shore pushed the celebration up to the Trunk Bay pavilion, but that did not dampen the mood. It was wonderful, Porter said about this years Celebration of Love. Everyone just loved it. Its such a heart-opening experience to get such positive feedback. The brides were crying and the grooms were wiping tears out of their eyes, said Porter. It was just lovely. Couples were greeted at Trunk Bay by the sound of Here Comes the Bride played on steel pan by Albion Sewer. While walking down to the pavilion, the graceromantic. Rich Greengold on saxophone was positioned closer to the pavilion while Shakima Jones sang a capella love songs inside the open-air structure. Each bride took home a long-stemmed rose and renewal to each couple. Even after the 72 couples had gazed into each others eyes and pledged their love for each other, Porters work was not complete. After everyone left, six couples came rushing down to the beach, said Porter. They were late, so I turned around and did another vow renewal just for them. Porter enjoys the Celebration of Love just as much as the hundreds of couples who have taken part in the event over the past 10 years. I do this every year because it makes my heart sing, she said. To me its a way to honor these relationships and it gives those couples a way to honor each other. Its a delicious way to celebrate Valentines Day. Anyone who missed out this year, should mark their calendars for February 14, 2013, when Porter will be back out at Trunk Bay. Ill keep hosting the Celebration of Love as long as people want to do it, she said. 10th Annual Celebration of Love Draws More than 70 Couples to Trunk Bay St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropcial FocusCouples of all ages gathered at the Trunk Bay Beach pavilion to say "I do" again on Valentine's Day. Celebration of Love participants share their heart-warming story before the vow renewal ceremony.


St. John Tradewinds The 39th Annual Around St. John Race, sponsored by the St. John Yacht Club, is scheduled for March 11. All entrants will qualify In addition to the normal prizso that all participants have a good shot at a very attractive prize, said SJYC Commodore Scott Bar nett. The circumnavigation of St. John is one of the most interesting races in the Virgin Islands racing season due to the varied racing challenges and the beauty of the surroundings. Skippers in PHRF non-spinnaker and spinnaker classes will meet at the Tap Room in Cruz Bay at 6:30 p.m. on March 10 to register and receive race instructions. The race will start at 10 a.m. at Two Brothers. A post race party and awards ceremony will be at Banana Deck. For further information call Mike Feierabend at (340) 514-3244.6 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 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 FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTHBring in your pet this month for a FREE dental evaluation. Call to make an appointment.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: k9catscritters@yahoo.com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES Weve M oved 39th Annual Around St. John Race St. John Tradewiinds News Photo above, cuts through waves in Drake's Channel during the 2011 Around St. John Race. Wild Ting By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While veteran runner Maurice Moe Chabuz has logged countless miles in marathons from New York City to Oregon, this Saturday hell be lacing up his sneakers on St. John to help wounded war veterans. Chabuz will be running the 8 Tuff Miles road race on Saturday, February 25, as a fundraiser for Team River Runner (TRR). dedicated to bringing health and healing to wounded veterans through kayak adventures. Wounded soldiers begin training on kayaks in pools at veterans hospitals and then take their skills out to white water rapids, rivers and oceans across the United States. By combining the adventure of white water sports and the camaraderie of fellow wounded veterans, TRR manages to give veterans an outlet for their pent up physical and mental energy. TRR was launched at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 by local kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini. Since then, TRR chapters have spread to veterans hospitals across the country, mostly led by wounded service men and women who take on leadership roles after completing the kayak program themselves. their spouses to St. John for a week of ocean kayaking, snorkeling and camaraderie at Cinnamon Bay Campground. With help from local restaurants, businesses and community service organizations, the veterans enjoy meals, boating trips and more thanks to in kind donations. But the group still has to cover airfare for the veterans, which can top $30,000. For the past three years, Chabuz has used his 8 Tuff Miles race as a way to help make sure that veterans can continue to enjoy that week of healing on St. John. This past summer, Chabuz visited Mornini and spent a morning kayaking with wounded veterans, which left a lasting impression on the St. John business owner. Continued on Page 15Running for a Reason:Moe Chabuz Tackling 8 Tuff Miles for Wounded Veterans


St. John Tradewinds V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) will be closing the exit gate at the Theovald Eric Moorehead Marine Facility at Enighed Pond, on Monday, February 20, at 7 a.m., Executive Director Kenn Hobson announced last week. The gate will be closed to allow for construction in the area. A new concrete catch basin will be installed along with the associated reinforced concrete pipes for the extension of the storm drain line. Work is expected to be completed within three weeks. Vehicles disembarking from the barge will be directed eastward through the facilitys entrance gate. Vehicles waiting to board the barge will have to form a line in the newly completed container holding area until all vehicles have exited the facility. VIPA began construction of a Pond Marine Facility on June 30. St. Croix-based project contractor GEC, LLC is constructing a 1,500 square feet building to provide ofstationed at Enighed Pond; public restrooms; and a short-term stor age area for containerized cargo, according to Hobson. The project will cost $2.1 mil lion and is funded by the remainder of GARVEE Bonds issued to VIPA in 2004 for the cargo port at Enighed Pond. The construction should be completed by March 2012, according to Hobson. St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 7 Friends of VINP 2012 Summer Internship Application Deadline Is March 2VIPA will close the exit lane at the Enighed Pond Marine Facility, above, while completing construction of a dockmasters building. Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds Friends of Virgin Islands National Park announces its 2012 Summer Internship. The internship will be for eight to 10 weeks during the summer months of May through August 2012. The actual dates will depend on the interns school schedule. The main role of this individual will be to assist Friends in project management and admin istrative support. This individual will be assigned to several projects and tasks at the beginning of the internship. These projects will be determined in the late spring. This individual will gain experi ence in working with a National Park and with an environmental, Candidates for the internship should be entering juniors/seniors or graduate students with environmental sciences or environmental education. In addition, candidates should have excellent writing and Internet research skills, be self-motivated and strong team players. This is an unpaid internship, however housing at Maho Bay Camps and a small food and transportation stipend ($250/ week) will be provided. Please send a resume with cover letter and two references no later than March 2 to: Summer Internship Program, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, P.O. Box 811 St. John, VI 00831, or email apenn@friendsvinp. org.VIPA Closing Enighed Pond Marine Facility Exit Gate Starting Monday


St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John Board of Directors hosted an ruary 13. All Board members were present for the election meeting, and by unanimous vote Sheila Karcher was elected as President for 2012, Karin Schlesinger was re-elected as Vice President, Monica Munro was re-elected as Treasurer, and Dr. Heidi Stout elected as Secretary. Karcher is not new to the Board. Shortly after she arrived in St. John from St. Croix in 2004, the ACC shelter closed in October for lack of funds. Karcher volunteered to come to the closed shelter daily to answer phone calls and care for the resident animals. In early 2005, she with a Westin employee, Valerie Peters, or ganized a gala Paws and Claws Masquerade which was held at The event attracted a large turnout and raised between $45,000 and $50,000, enabling the shelter to reopen. Upon subsequent ACC reorganization, Karcher was elected President of the Board. Committee Actions In addition to elections, the Shelter Operations Committee was re-activated with Sheila Karcher and Heidi Stout as co-chairs. The Personnel Review Committee for shelter staff members re-convenes the last week of February. The review committee members are Monica Munro, Elaine Campbell, Kelly Cruikshank, and retiring past President BJ Harris. The ACC By-laws also call for the existence of an Executive Committee for the purpose of handling emergency situations without the need to call for a meeting of the entire Board. The ACC By-laws state, The board of directors may appoint an executive committee composed of executive committee shall have and may exercise all of the powers of the board of directors when The Executive Committee is ranks. Kelly Cruikshank accepted the appointment as the nonmembers of the ACC Board of Directors are Oriel Smith, Elaine Campbell, Jason Corley and Kelly Cruikshank. 8 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 ACC dogs available for adoption got all kinds of love during the group's weekly adoption clinic at The Marketplace on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Animal Care Center Kissing Booth Showcases Animals


St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 9 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Thats right! Ronnie Klingsberg, perhaps best known locally as owner of Ronnies Pizza N Mo at the Boulon Center in Cruz Bay, has decided to start up another venture: his very own cigar club. Me and cigars go way back, said Klingsberg. I wife made me stop because she says they stink, but now, she has no choice. Klingsberg previously acquired cigars from friends who brought them down from the states or sent them in the mail, and he sometimes found them on St. Thomas. Its not the perfect product, though, he said. Sometimes theyre dry. The local business owner was surprised to learn than many other St. John residents shared his passion for stogies. Theres a bunch of local people that youd never know who smoke cigars, he said. Theyre coming out of the woodwork. Klingsberg expects that the club will meet once a week at Ronnies Pizza after the business has closed for the day. Klingsberg learned that the recently enacted Virgin Islands law prohibiting smoking in and around all businesses can be legally circumvented with the creation of a members-only club. As far as I know, theres an exception for private clubs, said Klingsberg. So as long as were not out in the street running around like crazy maniacs, and were following the rules, we should be covered as a private smoking club. The club will kick off with the Luca Del Toro cigar, a Nicaraguan Habano Hybrid created by a friend of a friend in Florida, Klingsberg explained. Sizes currently available include the El Rabo, which mea sures 6.75 x 44; the Toro Grande, 6 x 54; and the Toro Pequeno, 5.5 x 52. Its just a nice, smooth cigar thats not real harsh, said Klingsberg. Its a good everyday cigar, with a perfect subtle sweetness and bold spice. Its not a drug store kind of cigar; these are real cigars. Klingsberg hopes to eventually expand with differ ent types of cigars, although he probably wont venture into Cubans, which are not worth the trouble, he said. He also expects to carry cigar paraphernalia like lighters and cutters, because its fun, said Klingsberg. Were tossing around crazy ideas for a name for our club, and Ive got a few friends working on logos and things for T-shirts, he said. Were just a bunch of crazy cigar smokers who want to hang and have a nice comfortable place to get together. The club should be up and running soon, and anyone who is interested can contact Klingsberg at the pizza shop at 693-7700. The cigars are currently for sale there, and can be purchased any time. VOW RENEWAL PHOTOS A VAILABLE FREE OF CHARGEhttp://tropicalfocus.zenfolio.com/vowrenewal2012 Bloom & Gr ow Saturday March 10th, 2012 e Westin St. John Resort & Villas Ballroom St. John,Virgin Islands Please join us e 26th Annual Git Hill School AuctionBeneting the GHS Scholarship FundBloom & GHS-2012 quarter page TW.indd 1 2/15/12 4:42 PM Klingsberg T o Start Cigar Club, Sell Stogies at Ronnies Pizza St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottStop by Ronnie's Pizza 'N Mo' for topnotch cigars and ask about the new cigar club.St. John Tradewinds The Friends of V.I. National Park announced last week that the groups annual Scholarship Program is again being offered to Virgin Islanders at the biology or natural resource management and protection. Eligible students must be Virgin Island residents, have completed high school in the Virgin Islands (or are currently in their last semester of high school senior year), and have attained a B (3.0) average during their previous three semesters of high school or university. In addition, Friends is offering a scholarship for children of VINP staff at the university level. Eligibility requirements are the same as those listed above. Priority will be given to students pursuing a degree related to cultural or natural sciences. Both scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 per academic year. Applications for Friends of VINP Scholarships can be obtained from Friends of VI National Parks The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012. Contact Audrey Penn at the Friends for more information at 779-4940 or apenn@friendsvinp.org.Friends of VINP Scholarship Applications Available


10 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos Views abound from the expansive decks at Pluermia on Gifft Hill. 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 mahobayclay@earthlink.net Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting Love City Paddleboards(SUP) STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENT ALS & LESSONSComplimentary Board Delivery and Pickup 340-642-9419 Plumeria: Enjoy Stunning Views in Blissful PrivacyBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The stunning 180-degree views from Plumerias expansive deck will certainly draw you to this well-appointed Gifft Hill home, but its the privacy enjoyed on that deck which will make you want to stay. Plumeria, a two bedroom plus loft bedroom home atop Gifft Hill, is for sale for $1.05 million on the St. John MLS. The home has a unique gated design which affords the utmost in privacy, explained listing agent Lynn Giovanna, a broker associate with Islandia Real Estate. The privacy you can enjoy on the deck and near the pool area really sets this property apart, said Giovanna. People really like that tropical feeling of being able to enjoy the deck and have that privacy of no one seeing you while you enjoy the outdoors. The home is composed of two pods, one consisting of two private bedrooms and two full baths and the other containing a great room and kitchen. A spiral staircase leads from the open and airy living room to a spacious loft bedroom above. The bright and cheerful kitchen and a full bathroom complete the second pod. The deck stretches from one side of the home to the other and incorporates both sitting, dinning and lounging areas. A pool is situated right between the two pods, calling for early morning dips or late night soaks under the stars. Plumeria is up on the top of Gifft Hill and has full 180-degree views of St. Thomas and Pillsbury Sound, said Giovanna. There are amazing sunsets every night that can be enjoyed on the large outdoor deck, which includes a pool area, a covered area and a gazebo. The views from the deck are amaz ing; its one of the features which really draws people. With a name like Plumeria, a home has beautifully appointed gardens with professional landscaping maintained by the onisland home owners. The .43 acre yard with grass, which can allow for the expansion of an additional master suite or a small play area for children. The home has also been successful in the vacation rental mar ket, Giovanna added. Plumeria has been a successful short-term vacation rental for over 10 years, said the broker associate. It would be great for someone looking for a house already in the short-term rental market that has a long history of repeat customers. But the house would also be great for a small family who lives here. The homes Gifft Hill location means it is close to Cruz Bays dining and nightlife scene, while far enough away to still enjoy the quiet tropical nights. The islands amazing North Shore beaches are also just a short drive away from the mid-island location of Plumeria. The jaw-dropping view and the attention to detail by doting owners, really sets Plumeria apart from other properties for sale on Love City, according to Giovanna. The house is very well appointed and very well maintained by the owners who live on island, she said. What everybody comes here for are the views and Plumeria has excellent views from the deck. Everyone wants that romantic getaway and that is exactly what you get from the private courtyard at Plumeria. For more information about Plumeria call Giovanna at Islandia Real Estate at 776-666 or on her cell at 344-1825, or check out www.islandiarealestate.com.


St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 11 Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School. The guest speaker for February 26, is Nana Colby who will speak on Heart Tantra Embraced by the Beloved Within. For transportation from Cruz Bay call 776-6332. Childcare is avail able. For more information, visit www.uufstjohn.org. St. John Tradewinds recently announcing the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Reconstruction of a Shared Use Path to Connect the VINP Visitor Center and Honeymoon Bay. The Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John, the smallest of the three main inhabited United States Virgin Islands. The majority of destinations within the Virgin Islands National Park are located along the North Shore Road. However, access to the park along the North Shore is currently limited to taxi/safari bus or car, with no safe access for bicyclists or pedestrians due to steep grades, steep drop-offs or hillsides along the road edge, and limited sight distances. This contributes to parking demand exceed poor visitor experience. The National Park Service proposes to construct a paved shared use path to connect the Visitor Center with Honeymoon Bay. A shared use path in this location would provide a safe transportation alternative to the use of North Shore Road, in addition to being Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant, thereby increasing recreational opportunities for the public. Copies of the scoping newsletter are available at the Park Visitor Center at 1300 Cruz Bay Creek in Cruz Bay, St. John. The newsletter will also be available on the National Park Services Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Under Choose a Park click on Virgin Islands National Park and follow the link to Shared Use Path EA. Please send comments by March 21, 2012. It is National Park Service practice to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review. Individuals may request that the National Park Service withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. Anyone who wishes to do this using the website can make such a request by checking the box keep my contact information private. If submitting written comments, please state this request at the beginning of the comment. The National Park Service will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. VINP EAR Ready for Proposed Reconstruction of Shared Use Path to Honeymoon BayNana Colby Is Guest Speaker at UUF


12 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 16 SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi Its impossible to thank everyone who participates in the Animal Care Center fundraising events, and sometimes we forget. Its unintentional but happens. This time we need to add Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel, Caf Livin, Pink Papaya, St. John Spice, Fish Trap and Love City Beach Shop to our thank yous, for their support of the Snow Ball. And we dont want Driftwood Dave to be Driftaway Dave since he just opened Thank you too. Thank you all for making it so much fun! BJ Harris The Relay for Life would not be possible without the support of the community of St. John. There is a reason that St. John is nicknamed Love City. Last year our small community of 4,500 people raised over $142,000 for the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Because of your generosity our event was awarded the 2011 Rookie Relay of the Year! This year we surpassed 2011 by raising more than $170,000. A huge thank you to Todd and Chad Beaty and all of the Woodys Seafood Saloon Crew who for the Relay for Life! It is a joy when a group of individuals come together for a common goal and purpose. For the past two years, the Relay Planning Committee has spent countless hours offering their talents and dedication to make the relay the success that it is. The synergy of professionalism, respect and camaraderie of each of these individuals was the key to our success. They are: Sabrina Castle Lynn, Event Co-Chair; Karen Ratdke, Luminaria Chair; Aldria Wade, Advocacy Chair; Julien Harley, Logistics; Doug Bean, Team Development; Celia Kalousek, Team Development; Beverly Biziewski, Survivors; Hank Slodden, Our go to guy and logistics, Philip Grasshopper Pickering, Entertainment Chair; Adonis Morton, Entertainment Co-Chair and MC extraordinaire; Cynthia Smith, Activities; Joan Bermingham, Accounting; and Steve Yerger, Survivor Dinner. A relay for life is more than a fund raiser, it is an opportunity to come together as a community to remember those we have lost to cancer and to celebrate life with our survivors who are our guests of honor. A warm heartfelt Thank You to all who made this possible: Our sponsors, the restaurants, chefs and cater ing companies who provided their culinary skills to make the survivor dinner so special for our guests of honor. The MCs: Zak Adhihusada, Brenda Wallace, Ronnie Klingsberg, Fletcher Kelly, the bands and entertainers, the children of St. John, Liz Putnam, Evanna Chinnery, Carl Powell, Leah Burris and Robert Gonzales for lending their hearts and talent to create a place of healing and celebration for all of us. Grace Bartolucci, for designing such a fabulous St. John Relay for Life logo! Michael Barry and Sun Dog Cafe for feeding the volunteers. St John Catering, The Westin St. John, Katilady Catering and Caneel Bay for providing their equipment. Helen Simon for your generosity and support. Countless individual volunteers as well as students from Gifft Hill School, Antilles School, Eudora Kean for the day of the event, it could not have been done without each of you! It has been an honor for the past two years to serve as event chair of this amazing event. Most Sincerely, Mary Castle Bartolucci Event Chairman St John Relay for Life 2011-12 I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Vir gin Islands community and all who supported Love City Live! 2012 from Team Love City Live! We had an incredible weekend of activities that embodied the signature Vibe that we often speak of. The lineup was anchored by an amazing main event concert that showcase some dynamic local tal ent along with the reunion of Morgan Heritage. Special thanks to our hands on platinum presenting sponsor, Boyson, Inc., for their tremendous assistance with planning and executing the entire production. Thank you to our Gold sponsors Innovative, TV 2, St. John Brewers; our Silver sponsors Seaborne supporting partners St. John Ultimate Villas, Caribbean Villas and Penns Corp. Mark those calendars for January 24 to January 27 2013 for the 3rd Annual Love City Live! We hope to see you there! Keep up with our movements on the following social media platforms: www.facebook. com/LoveCityLive; www.twitter.com/LoveCityL iveSTJ; and www.ExperienceLoveCityLive.com. Kind regards, G. W asi Philbert, Principal Global Venture Consultants, LLCLove City Live! Thanks Supporters WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY FEB. 23RD Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 10 Grand Larcenies: 13 Rapes: 0 Relay for Life Success Is Due To Team of Volunteers ACC Thanks More Supporters


St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 13 This past week we gathered at the new Virgin Islands Legislature Building on St. John, to celebrate the relocation and upgrading of our new Senate cham bers. This February 3, 2012 occasion marked another momentous time in U.S. Virgin Islands history. the leadership of many forerunners of which we all have many reasons to be proud: Councilman Julius E. Sprauve, Principal and At-Large Senator Elroy Sprauve, Professor and At-Large Senator Gilbert Sprauve and Businessman and At-Large Senator Robert (Bob) OConnor Jr. I, Ronnie Jones, have the distinguished honor of having a biological relationship with all of them. In these new chambers, the Senators of the 29th Legislature and legislatures to follow will be asked to perform duties which primarily entail improving the lives of our residents, business owners, visitors and land owners. The people of our beautiful territory are enduring a tumultuous time with many uncertainties. This ter ritory must be led by Senators who will stand by the solemn oath they made, when they were sworn into thieves and liars. Let me explain, most recently I made efforts to rezone some property on St. John, a common practice among many land owners. When I shared my goals with my cohorts in the community, I was told my goals were too lofty and that I would have to payoff the senators to succeed in my effort to rezone the property. I can unequivocally state that none of the 15 senators, (most are in the 29th) discussed with me anything but the merits of my request. I refer to this instance with conviction in light of the current public uncer tainty of this legislative body. Much appreciation is due to those senators who helped me to maintain my trust in this institution, by stating on record their support for my rezoning. However, my proposed rezoning still had major Whole hearing. When the senators were going to ofJohn Senator At-Large produced a letter from the National Park and stated that the letter was just received cord. The letter stated that the land in question, Parcel 15, may be on park boundaries and could have potential impact to park resources in downstream watersheds and marine waters, and if this is so, additional time to review the proposed zoning change and develop ment plans is necessary. The response from the senators was that of shock, considering the time this letter was received and that it was sent from the Department of Interior with no signature or contact number. Although, the Senators were very concerned about the environment, they were not convinced that the let ter was legitimate. Nevertheless, the rezoning request was passed. I proceeded to quell the National Parks concerns by contacting the superintendant of the Park the next day asking him for an opportunity to show him my boundaries and maps, because I too care about our environment. The superintendent explained that the National Park never had a concern about my rezoning request. The superintendant also revealed to me that the initial letter of concern was written by The Senator AtLarge and his Chief of Staff. The park superintendant stated that the letter was misguided by the At-Large Senator and his Chief of staff. Their desire to stop or delay Ronnie Jones rezoning was never important to him. The Park Superintendant stated that the let ter was meant to be a (simple request) to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for (future) adjacent properties. Apparently, the At-large Senator and his chief of staff did have prior discussion with the Park Superintendant about my rezoning and the letter. my letter of apology received from the National Park contained a signature and a call back number. There is seemingly a concerted effort by the Senator At-large and his chief of staff to maliciously slander me for personal and political gain. The personal gain is to remove me from the Morris F. DeCastro Clinic in order to satisfy some nurses as well as the senators chief of staff, who also works there as an Emergency Medical Technician. Myrah Keating Smith, the epitome of Health Care on St. John, was the Midwife who received me out of my mothers womb in the Morris F. DeCastro Clinic. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to me to not only be employed at the Clinic, but prohibit any staff from abusing government resources as they have in the past. The Political gain is to destroy my character so it would damage my reputation and my future political aspirations. It is well known throughout this commu nity that my primary concerns in the territory are to provide care and services for the elderly and homeless. Another is to work with our youths by assisting them in sports, academics, vocations and becoming gainfully employed. I work vigorously, by example and by deeds, to promote the family unit. As a new Democrat on this chat line, I have listened to many chats and I strongly believe in our Party and its principals, and it was never my desire to challenge a fellow Democrat publicly. I know all the negative terms that are used when referring to our party. I also know that I am a change agent and that I am a Sensible Balanced Leader. I asked the Senator At-Large numerous times to meet with me in private with my wife to have us get to the bottom of this gross misuse The Senator At-large made me do all the leg-work. He denied any involvement by him or his staff. He told me the park would not return his calls and that I was up to something. He was right, as any citizen I Continued on Page 14 During this stressful and daunting period in the Virgin Islands, I would like to thank the senators of the 29th Legislature for making the best possible legislative laws for the territory. As a young Virgin Islander, I have observed there is a need for a mentorship program to involve the up and coming younger generation in the political affairs of the Virgin Islands in preparation for the future. Its my hope the senators of the 29th Legislature will take up mentorship programs to involve all facets of the industry in the territory. The mentorship candidate should take an assessment personality test to be reviewed and judged on their performance by the board of the senators. The senators will conduct one-on-one interviews with the candidates to determine their strengths and weaknesses. The mentorship candidate should possess these qualities: strong leadership skills; written and oral communication; great public speaking abilities; a vibrant passion of their work duties performed; and a love for the Virgin Islands. The mentorship candidate should be between the ages of 25 and 40 years. The respective ages were chosen because we have many seasoned young men and women that have grasped the concept of hard work, dedication, and with much guidance they can become very strong leaders. We will call this program a Work Study in an effort to involve our young adults in the political world and governmental affairs. In effort to create this program the prospective candidates will gain three essential tools of life: Gain Knowledge/Awareness Socio-Economic Surroundings Outreach Community Service The candidate will meet on the demand of the senators for three days a week for three or four hours each day. The senators will conduct detailed and very strict assignments that will involve current ideas and issues. Then the candidates will present a PowerPoint presentation or a choice of display to review assignments done for the week. They will meet at the legislative building in the respective senawill be present in the senate sessions once or twice a month alongside the senator. If the senator desires to, they can have the candidates interact in the operation of the senate. The Work Study will give the candidates exposure in governmental operations and set the foundation of building great leaders that will pass the baton to the next generations. When we equip our future leaders, we give them a sense of belonging and the importance of being part of a whole community. We will see great results and more power than ever before in unity. Respectfully yours, Alana Liburd There Will Not Be a Den of Theives and Liars SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi Senate Should Start Mentorship Programs To Engage Younger Generations in Politics


wanted to know who and why. It took four months of diplomatic inquiries (not accusing but seeking infor mation), before I got the park to sit down with me and reveal the outcome that you are reading today. This letter is a major insult to my family history of land to the national park, and now seventy years after, I am being accused of potentially damaging its natural resources. When I got all the information I needed for the park superintendant, I went back to the senator and asked for a meeting so we could discuss why it happened and how it could be prevented in the future. My concerns in this matter, was to satisfy my family and I wanted to protect all Virgin Islanders from facing any ordeal similar to my situation. The only meeting the At-Large Senator and I had, was quickly ended when I asked why he did not have his chief of staff present, when she played a major role in the conspiracy. These series of events began in 2009. I ran for Senator At-Large in the Democratic Primary of 2010. However watching the At-Large Senator strut around for the last six months and pretend to be the only GOOD senator in the 29th Legislature I became disgust. I, Ronnie E. Jones, am a God fearing man and I do not carry malice toward any one. In my humble opinhis or her constituents to the best of his or her ability, instead of hold grudges and malice. A senator should never use his or her position of trust to abuse the powthere is never an acceptable time to harbor anger and hate. Ronnie Jones St. John resident14 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 In Memoriam AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.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) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com 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 & Irrigation Property MgmtSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.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 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe 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 design_envir@yahoo.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Continued from Page 13 Muse of Reef Bay As the locals do opine! Just to mail a package Still means a long waiting time. While people have to wait Our friends behind the counter Give hope it will soon abate. Please dont blame our Post Master Who must do as she is told Its others we should contact And maybe gently scold. The Chief from Puerto Rico said. So he made all the changes Oh, yes, friends it is Trouble Thats Trouble with a capital T. Right here in Cruz Bay city We hope it will get better It could not get much worse So smile next time you wait Will be better than a curse. Please just ring the bell Someone will soon deliver Just smile and say Thank you! To our friendly package giver. Remember it takes time now To the trailer someone must dash There Will Not Be a Den of Theives and LiarsIn Loving Memory of Gennaro Francis Mancuso Geeno Safe Travels. Letters To St. John Tradewinds


Moe Chabuz Tackling 8 Tuff Miles for Wounded VeteransSt. John Tradewinds Well-known wood sculptor Her mon Smith died on February 11, 2012 at the age of 65 on St. John. He well loved member of the St. John community. Herman is survived by his daughter, Nefertiti Smith; brothers, Norman Smith and Carl Smith; sisters, Dr. Yvonne Gordon Henry, Kathleen Tyrell, Idahlia Smith Seeward, Edith Mae Smith and Rose Marie Smith; and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service Potluck and Celebration of Hermans Life was on Sunday, February 19, at Hawksnest Beach beginning at 10 a.m. Friends were asked to bring a dish to share along with their favorite stories about Herman. Funeral Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 15 Friday, February 10 4:07 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Amalia Belen of Lumberyard Apartments, under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery, and disturbance of the peace. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. She was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 8:23 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, February 11 3:06 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that her cell phone was stolen. Grand larceny. 6:03 p.m. A citizen c/r that a male was not breathing. D.O.A. 7:17 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Simple assault. Sunday, February 12 12:39 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 6:30 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Loud music. Monday, February 13 8:55 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her boyfriend broke her windshield. Damage to a vehicle. 9:45 a.m. A citizen p/r that a dog was constantly barking for four days straight. Police assistance. 10:19 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a woman threatened her. Disturbance of the peace. 10:28 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r a male stole his engine and transmission. Grand larceny. 10:44 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance to remove her son who was threatening her. Police assistance. 11:15 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd resident p/r that a man was destroying her land. Police assistance. 6:11 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a disturbance of the peace and threats. Disturbance of the peace, threats. No time given A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Loud music. T uesday, February 14 3:18 p.m. A Glucksberg resident p/r that he is constantly being harassed by a neighbor. Harassment. 4:55 p.m. A citizen p/r that his vehicle was stolen from his residence. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 7:04 p.m. A citizen p/r that she is being harassed by a minor. Harassment. 7:11 p.m. A minor p/r that a woman threatened her. Distur bance of the peace, threats. W ednesday, February 15 12:15 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r a grand larceny in Estate Enighed. Grand larceny. 2:43 a.m. A visitor staying in a villa on Pocket Money Road c/r an attempted burglary. Attempted burglary. 2:52 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a grand larceny. Grand larceny. 4:21 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in Coral Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 10:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was verbally threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 10:56 a.m. A citizen p/r that she received checks that bounced. Drawing and delivering worthless checks. 11:08 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to have a male removed. Police assistance. 4:31 p.m. A citizen c/r that he found his stolen dinghy at V.I. National Park dock. Police assistance. Thursday, February 16 9:45 a.m. An Estate Peter Bay resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 10:00 a.m. A visitor from Michigan p/r damage to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 11:45 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that someone insulted her. Disturbance of the peace. 6:51 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r she was threatened by two males. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Obituary 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 help of the community. Even the smallest bit of infor mation may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John Between Sunday, February 5, at 11:30 p.m. and Monday, February 6, at 5:30 a.m. the dock ofwas burglarized. The suspect(s) safe and stole $3,680. Tell of any unusual activity or suspicious individuals that were seen around the Transportation Ser vices Ticket booth. 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 their instructions. The minimum reward for the ar rest of a burglary suspect is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. Hermon Smith Hermon Smith Passes AwayAfter seeing what TRR offers to these wounded veterans and seeing the huge impact this program has on veterans, its amaz ing, said Chabuz. It gives them an outlet to be active and doing something instead of just sitting around. And through this program veterans also reach out to each other. TRR is a mostly volunteer run organization, with only one paid position. The group relies on donations to support its trips includ ing the St. John kayak adventure. They all work so hard and its all volunteer except for one paid employee, said Chabuz. Its so inspirational what they are doing, if I can help in any way Im happy to do so. Chabuz is asking for donations of any amount from a penny to a dollar or more for every runner he passes from the 9 Tuff Miles Chabuz will begin the 8 Tuff Miles race at the very back of the pack of runners expected to be about 1,100 for the 16th annual race this Saturday and hopes to pass at least 800 runners, if not $10,000 and this year hes hoping to at least match that amount. This year, Chabuz will also have a running mate in the form of Andre Colliers, a wounded veteran who will be right by his side during the 8 Tuff Miles. Colliers spent a week on St. John with TRR last year and this year has returned to the states in a leader ship role with the group. In additional to supporting Chabuzs race, Colliers will remind both runners and spectators of the importance of TRRs work. For more information about TRR check out www.teamriver runner.org. For more information about Chabuzs fundraising race, check out www.skinnylegs.com. Tax deductible checks can be made out to TRR and dropped off at Skinny Legs. Chabuz will accept donations of any kind, all of which will be sent to TRR. Continued from Page 6


16 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.YOURE PUTTING ME ONACROSS 1 Paul with 33 Top 40 hits 5 Respectful low bow 11 Show on the tube 20 Sheep calls 21 The Philippines Marcos 22 1943 copper pennies, e.g. 23 Roast type 24 Talking devices situated in the center? 26 EarthLink or MSN, e.g. 28 Middling grade 29 D.C. legislator 30 Extremely loud nomad? 36 Moves, in real-estate shorthand 40 Pygmalions statue 41 Belt stabber 42 Neighbor of Molokai 44 Mattel card game 45 AOL letters 46 Most strict policeman? 50 Stir up 53 Abbr. on a bad check 54 Ripe time of life 55 Tiniest dot? 61 Back-to-zero buttons 63 got it! 65 Wayfarers stopover 66 Lifer, say 67 Organized crime group 70 Not as costly ing? 76 Essence 77 Delicate garments 79 Golf prop 80 Shoo! 81 Wail in grief 83 Grassland 84 Many a minstrel 86 Genevans spellbound? 89 Three- stickleback 91 Hailstones, essentially 93 Puccini title heroine 94 Flower cluster thats majestic? 99 Feel happy and proud 103 Quarterback Dawson 104 Anns advice-giving twin 105 Numbered rd. 106 Community for the avant-garde 108 Ready if needed 111 Said Im sorry as a cat would? 114 Film director Ang 116 Mil. people 118 Even if, informally 119 Statement about an all-female war? 126 In (as originally located) 127 Very slender 128 Irk greatly 129 Keats or Yeats 130 2001 Jennifer Lopez 131 Wields a bat 132 Raggedy (dolls) DOWN 1 Truncate 2 Ad (too repeatedly) 3 Capital of Uganda 4 Nile menace 5 Singer Nina 6 Flier Earhart 7 Tempted 8 He KOd many men 9 Tooth doctors org. 10 Actor McDowell 11 Lichen on a trunk 13 Start to pay? 14 Lifters units 15 Orangy tone 16 better than (top) 17 Tin Tin 18 Propender 19 Submissions to an ed. 25 Oolong, e.g. 27 Red ink amount 31 Laissez- 32 Moo goo pan 33 President before GHWB 34 Get food out of, as a dog dish 35 Pi-sigma link 37 Star Wars studio 38 Blood type, informally 39 Tender spot 43 ETs rides 46 Agents cut 47 Cut off 48 Dutch lang. 49 Spots jingler 51 Ogden site 55 % drink 56 All tied up 57 Springy 58 Widespread 59 Liszts Sonata Minor 60 At a slow setting 62 Romanian composer Georges 66 Foldup beds 68 Alles klar 69 Somewhat 71 Attacked like a scorpion 73 Beatles title track 74 Yes, Yvette 75 Cries from Homer Simpson 82 Excavating vehicle 85 Its a thought 86 Viking milieu 87 Jeanne, e.g.: Abbr. 88 Untangle 89 Capital of Manche, France 90 Fen- (banned drug) 92 Refrigerants 95 Rocket killer: Abbr. 96 Pungent salad greens 97 Pre-takeoff abbr. 98 Do favor 100 Love or hate 101 Ease 102 Graphic designers concerns 106 No-goodnik 107 Vents views 109 Seascape playwright Edward 110 Oyster bead 112 Nintendo console 113 ... let put asunder 119 Former rival of Pan Am 120 Flying Solo 121 Trio after D 122 Hallowed be name 123 Tell tall tales 124 U-turn from ESE 125 Either she goes go! 126 Health resort 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 Monday, February 20 President's Day! T uesday, February 21 Using Sport for Social Change invites the public to a social gathering at the St. John School of the Arts on Tuesday, February 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. W ednesday, February 22 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will have an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 22, at noon. Saturday, February 25 8 Tuff Miles road race is Saturday, February 25. Sunday, February 26 The Unitarian Univer salist Fellowship of St. John meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School. The guest speaker for February 26, is Nana Colby who will speak on Heart Tantra Embraced by the Beloved Within. For transpor tation from Cruz Bay call 7766332. For more information, visit www.uufstjohn.org. Monday, March 5 The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library will be Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the library. Caroline Rogers will speak about her photographs and new book immediately following the business meeting. The public is welcome. T uesday, March 6 The St. John Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. Friday, March 9 Virgin Islands music lovers are invited to come out and enjoy a unique aural experi ence as Ashu performs classical saxophone music beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Tillett Gardens on St. Thomas. Tickets are $30 each. Saturday, March 10 Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free HPV Vaccines on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines are for people from the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a par ent and attendees should bring their immunization cards. Saturday, March 24 The almost annual Coral Bay Yacht Club Flotilla to benis set for Saturday, March 24, at Miss Vies Campground starting at noon.


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St. John Tradewinds The Island Green Building Associations newest proand surplus building materials is now open and seeking donations of materials as well as sponsors to adopt container space and advertising in order to help keep the operation a success. We need home and building materials in good, working condition, said Karen Vahling, IGBA executive director. We accept any material that can build a home, so we can keep it in use, affordable and out of the dumpsters and landItems accepted include windows, doors, kitchen, bath, lighting, plumbing, sinks, tools, electrical, lumber, garden/ landscaping items and certain furniture and dcor. Mattresses and clothing are not accepted. We especially need lumber and tools right now, the basics that help people build, Vahling said. Any leftover items from a remodel or construction project can help make the ReSource Depot a community asset, and donors will reDonations can be dropped off at ReSource Depot Satur days between 10 a.m. and noon, located at the Storage on Site container area across from the waste transfer station. Special arrangements can be made for other drop off times and home pickups by calling 227-1110. Many new and gently used items are in stock, and an inventory list is available on IGBAs website: www.igbastjohn.org. ReSource Depot also maintains a Wish List they come in. Adopt-a-Box To help get ReSource Depot well established, and with ing sponsors to Adopt-A-Box the container space needed for inventory. Each 20-foot container costs $200/ month, and more space is needed. ReSource has already tripled its space to two containers and a 10-foot outdoor area in between, but needs two more containers. Volunteers have noticed that shoppers want to see the entire inventory in person, but some inventory is still stored at donors homes. Adopt-an-Ad Sponsors are being sought to Adopt-an-Ad in newspapers to promote the ReSource Depot. Each advertising block will feature new inventory updates, to engage and inform the community about the savings and materials available. People say how much this is needed for St. John, and what a great idea it is, said Vahling. But we need to get the word out on a regular basis so people remember that building. This is an important aspect of green building and a sustainable future both locally and globally. The ReSource Depot has kept over 2,000 pounds of materi and used building supplies at a fraction of the cost of new, without shipping. Sales proceeds fund ReSource Depot and IGBAs green building educational programs. With contin ued success, plans are to expand store hours and create new jobs for local residents. 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VIST A C IELO Completed in 2010, this elegantly furnished, 3 bdrm villa in classic Caribbean architecture with privacy in a quiet gated community. All rooms have water views and open onto a large verandah surrounding a sunny pool with great views. I NVESTME NT POTE NTIAL; A P AR T M E NT COMPLEX 3 nished 2 bdrm units w/ permits in place for 5 more. High cash ow, all masonry building, water views, breezes. VILLA S EREN DIP I T Y spectacular 270 views to St. Thomas/St. Croix w/ a quiet hilltop location & great rental history. 4 spacious bdrms each w/ their own bath. Great pool deck! AC or open windows & sliders to the Caribbean breezes. U PPER CARO LIN A COTT A G E 2 bdrm-2bth well-built & maintained home. Nice mountain views & breezes, comfortable wraparound deck. Adjacent view parcel also available. Live in cottage while building main house. Deeded access to common beach parcel. 3 UNIT INCOME P RODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. F ISH BAY 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that borders Nature Conservancy property make this home a must see! TREE F ROG COTT AGE Charming 1 x 1 home, surrounded by lush tropical forest with views of Coral Bay and the BVI. Close to shopping and restaurants, but very private. Good short term rental history. VILLA FAR NIENTE Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in Pt. Rendezvous offers big views, breezes & great rental history. Beautifully-appointed, fully furnished, infinity-edge pool, interior staircase, artistic lighting and super sun and moonrises! STONE COUR T is a 3 bedroom haven. 1 acre of privacy with sweeping views from Rams Head to St. Thomas. Island inspired architecture of stone and wood. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! SEAB ISCUI T is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. V ILLA M I MOSA IS A B EST BUY 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. TREE HOUSE offers spectacular views from Upper Carolinas ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. The Company that gives back to St. John CORAL B REEZ E Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $415,000 $1,400,000 CONCH VILLAS : Why pay rent? 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beat to their steps. Reggae, soca, R&B, bluegrass, jam, acoustic and a capella; all genres of music were heard during the 18 hours of entertainment. Cirque-Tacular, the impressive aerial acrobatic performers, returned to amaze the crowd of all ages again this year and there was no shortage of food and games to enjoy. The survivors dinner, which was organized by Steve Yerger, was another highlight of this years St. John Relay for Life. The dinner brought together about 30 local chefs, restaurants and caterers, who pitched in to offer literally a little something of everything. From raw food, oysters were being freshly chucked, to local fare, kalalloo soup and rotis went quickly, the survivors dinner was a huge success. Another factor of the events success can be chalked up to this year marking the second time around for most of the St. John Relay for Life planning committee members, Bartolucci added. The same group of people came together and did it again this year and we knew what to do, she said. The cooperation between the commit tee members was great. We all worked so well together. That was pretty amazing; there were no egos and no arguments, Bartolucci said. Everyone just did what they said they were going to do. sor of the event, while High Tide and Abigail Schnell OConnells Team Live Strong, were the two highest grossing teams, according to Bartolucci. for wigs for children with cancer, was represented by a team at the St. John Relay for Life who took home quite a bit of hair shorn from local heads, Bartolucci added. Lonnie Willis who had not cut her hair in like 40 years, raised $1,000 and cut her hair to her shoulders, said Bartolucci. Dr. Barot got her hair cut and my daughter Grace got six inches off. Hope for Hair went home with a ton of hair from St. John. While this years Second Annual St. John Relay for Life raised more funds than last years event and boasted additional teams, the night was smooth sailing for the planning committee, Bartolucci explained. It was just so much more relaxed this year for me and the committee, she said. We were all ready by 3 p.m. and the thing that made it really work was that the people who offered to do things, did their jobs. I didnt have to pick up the slack for anyone. The committee had been meeting and working on the event for almost a full year and members planned a small celebration this week to congratulate themselves on a job well done. The success of Relay is due to the great group of people on the planning committee, said Bartolucci. It wasnt me, it was the group.20 St. John Tradewinds, February 20-26, 2012 Continued from Page 3 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropcial Focus and Yelena RogersTeam Banana Deck, above, was in high spirits all night long, while the Winston the Second Annual St. John Relay for Life. Second Annual St. John Relay for Life Raises More than $170,000