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Virgin Islanders Gearing Up To Set 2 Guinness World RecordsPage 5Local Youth Kick, Throw and Run at Fourth Annual Just Play DayPage 3One Survives Plane Crash, Three Others Are Missing Page 2MKSCHC Offers Free Physicals to StudentsPage 4 October 15-21, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottEveryday Is EARTH DayEveryday is Earth Day with Gifft Hill School's Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program. Gifft Hill alternative to using plastic pots in the school's interdisciplinary program which is run in collaboration with Iowa State University. SEE STORY AND MORE PHOTOS ON P AGE 8. BACK TO WEEKLY! Get the new edition every Monday!
St. John Tradewinds U.S. Coast Guard and V.I. Department of Natural Resources rescue crews rescued a woman passenger from a downed aircraft Saturday afternoon, October 13, and continue searching for three additional possible survivors, approximately six nautical miles south of St. Thomas. Rescued was Valerie Jackson, who was able to report to search and rescue personnel that there were three additional passengers, a woman and two men, traveling aboard the aircraft when it crashed into the water. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the aircraft passengers who are still missing, said. Capt. Drew Pearson, USCG Sector San Juan commander. Coast Guard search and rescue crews are aggressively searching for the three remaining passengers and will continue to do so as long as it is safe for our rescue crews to operate in the area as we continue to monitor the passing of Tropical Storm Rafael. Coast Guard Watchstanders mately 7:50 a.m. Saturday from the U.S. Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency reporting an overdue twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft that had taken off from St. Croix and headed to St. Thomas to deliver a shipment of newspapers. and the crew of a C-130 Hurricane Hunter, tracking the incoming Tropical Storm Rafael, reported approximately six nautical miles southwest of St. Thomas. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Watchstanders proceeded to launch an Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a Coast Guard 25-foot response boat wing aircraft to search for signs of a downed aircraft and possible sur vivors. A Department of Natural and Environmental Resources marine unit also responded to the reported location, and additional volunteer civilian aircraft have also been assisting with ongoing search efforts. At approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, the crew of a Coast Guard helicopter located Jackson in the water and vectored-in the DPNR marine unit to her position. The crew of the DPNR marine unit safely recovered the survivor from the water and transported her to St. Thomas, where she was transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Services personnel. Coast Guard assets searching are: Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo; MH-65 Dolphin helicopters; aircraft; Coast Guard 25-foot response boat; and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft deployed from Miami, Fla. Any persons who may have any information related to this incident should contact the US Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 Coast Guard search and rescue crews are aggressively searching for the three remaining passengers and will continue to do so as long as it is safe for our rescue crews to operate in the area as we continue to monitor the passing of T ropical Storm Rafael. Capt. Drew Pearson, USCG Sector San Juan commander CBCC Looking for Help To Design Pocket Park in Coral BayThe Coral Bay Community Council is seeking community involvement in designing the corner pocket park section of the wetlands restoration project in Coral Bay. Help the group with ideas for seating, a play sculpture for toddlers, a dominoes table, a fruit orchard and more. CBCC is looking plete this beautiful small park. CBCC is especially looking for ideas from parents of small children and island artists and sculptors. Join the group Thursday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at the park site at the junction of Route 107 and Kings Hill Road (Across from the dumpsters), for a short USCG and DPNR Rescue Survivor of Downed Aircraft South of St. ThomasSearch for Additional Survivors ContinuesThe V.I. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council & Family Resource Center, Inc. presents a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay on October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This years theme is An Empty Place at the Table. Together we can break the silence and stop family violence.DV Awareness Event Planned Oct. 18 Please, will be on Saturday, October 20, at the Winston Wells ball the event. Corley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.ACC Flea Market Set for October 20The Island Green Building Association has announced that beginning Monday, October 15, residents and contractors will have at the ReSource Depot. In addition to the Depots regular hours of Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, it will now also be open on Mondays from 7 a.m. to noon for donations and purchases. Additional hours are available by appointment. The ReSource Depot offers a wide selection of new and gently used building materials for new builds and home renovations, sold at 50 to 80 percent below retail value. Its located on Gifft Hill Road right off Centerline Road, across from the Susannaberg Transfer Station. To view a partial list of the ReSource Depots inventory, please visit www.igbavi.org. ReSource Depot Expanding HoursThe Department of Human Services and the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the United Way are hosting the second annual Day of Caring/Project Homeless Connect in Cruz Bay on Friday, October 26. To help ease the suffering of those living without homes, the groups are asking for donations of clothing and toiletries. Especially in demand are mens shorts sized 28 to 32, mens shirts sizes Residents are also asked to donate canned goods and toiletries like toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, shampoo and razors. Donations of clothing can be dropped off at Kilroys Laundry. St. John Community Foundation Executive Director Celia Kalousek will accept all other donations. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Kalousek call SJCF at 693-9410.Clothing, Toiletries Donations Needed
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 3 Thursday, Oct. 18thLocal Youth Kick, Throw and Run at Fourth Annual Just Play Day St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersThe fourth annual Just Play Day on Monday, October youngsters who competed in exercises which tested their healthy environment. The event is the brainchild of Dean Doeling, bottom second from left with St. John Festival Queen Shanell Thomas. Just Play Day is the highlight Social Change, which is dedicated to improving access to sports and sporting equipment for local children. INDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Island Green Living .............11 Letters .................................14 Police Log ...........................19 St. John Tradewinds Tropical Storm Rafael, though intensify ing, was forecasted to stay east of the Virgin Islands, just brushing the territory, and then resume a north-northwest track early on Sunday, October 14. Earlier forecasts of the unstable system projected that Rafael would pass very near or over the Virgin Islands. On the forecast track, the center of Rafael was expected to pass near the Virgin Islands on Saturday night, October 13, but the latest track indicated the territory was not expected to experience tropical storm force winds and the closest point of approach of the storm center to the Virgin Islands was set to occur at 1 a.m. Sunday when the center of Tropical Storm Rafael passed some 69 miles to the east-northeast of St. John. At 5 p.m. Saturday, the center of Tropical Storm Rafael was located near Latitude 17.3 degrees north, Longitude 63.3 degrees west and moving toward the north-northeast near 12 miles per hour. A northward motion was expected Satur day night followed by a turn toward the northnorthwest on Sunday. Based on the latest track information and recommendations from VITEMA Director Elton Lewis and his executive leadership, Gover nor John deJongh had decided against imposing a curfew and did not set a price freeze. We will continue to monitor the system, impact from Tropical Storm Rafael, Lewis said on Saturday. In the event the track of this storm changed, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health personnel remained on stand-by to open shelters for the general public and the Special Needs population. VITEMA also kept its Emergency Operations Centers personnel on alert in the event track.Tropical Storm Rafael Remains East of Virgin Islands
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When a snafu last week almost left Julius E. Sprauve School athletes without required physicals needed to participate in school sports, Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center director and physician Dr. Joseph DeJames came to the rescue. A mix-up at the Department of Education meant that the athletes in upper grades at JESS were in danger of not being able to receive the physicals they needed in order to participate in girls volleyball, explained Debi Emmette, clinical care coordinator at MKSCHC. Thats when head of St. Thomas Radiology Dr. George Rosenberg contacted Dr. DeJames, explained Emmette. Dr. DeJames, along with Chris Roddy, CNA, and Kelly Beach, RN, examined about 60 JESS student athletes on Monday, October 8, at MKSCHC. the students vital signs, lungs and heart sounds, height and weight and examined their ears, eyes and noses, Emmette added. Thanks to the quick action on student athletes in sixth, seventh and eighth grades were cleared to participate in their respective sports last week.4 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Debi Emmette CNA Chris Roddy tests a JESS athlete's eye sight as part of his physical exam. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Debi Emmette Dr. Joseph DeJames examines a Julius E. Sprauve School athlete as part of her physical exam. Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 MKSCHC Offer Free Physicals T o JESS Student Athletes www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 5 SKINNY LEGS Wed, October 31st Inner-visions 8 PM ??Get your costume ready and enter the islands best COSTUME CONTESTGrand Prize: Weekend trip for 2 to St Croix courtesy of BELLOWS, INTL. And Skinny legsHALLOWEEN PARTY! Virgin Islanders Gearing up To Set Two Guinness World RecordsSt. John Tradewinds Community members are invited to do something good for their health and the planet and help set two Guinness Book of World Records. St. John Physical Therapy, with help from the St. John and Virgin Islands communities, will assist National Geographic Kids Magazine set two Guinness World Records titles: most people running/walk ing 100 meters in 24 hours; and the longest chain of shoes, which will be recycled into athletic surface. The initiative, called Run for the Planet, inspires kids and families to do something good for their health and the environment. Run for the Planet supports First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move! campaign, which encourages people to get healthy and active. The St. John portion of the record-break ing attempt will be Friday, October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 27, from 7 a.m. to noon at the V.I. National Park ball tion in Cruz Bay). Participants of all ages can either walk or run the 100 meters during one of the two time periods. To help set the shoe world record, partici pants should bring old athletic shoes, which will be sent to National Geographic Kids and then recycled into athletic surfaces. October is Physical Therapy Month and we are very excited to host this event, said Jessica Schnell, DPT, owner of St. John Physical Therapy. Here at St. John Physical Therapy we believe in healing through movement. National Geographic Kids has given us an opportunity to deliver our message to all members of our community and It was always my dream to open a physical therapy practice on St. John and in the past year I have been living that dream, said Schnell. I have had the privilege of assisting my patients work towards returning to an active lifestyle. I hope to see many of other members of our community young and old and in between. So please come out and join us in breaking two Guinness world records and show the rest of the world the large impact a small community can have, she said. Schnell is hoping for at least 200 St. John residents, and maybe some St. Thomas residents to be on the 100-meter track. Just how far is 100 meters? Its not that far at all, just a little less than 328 feet. Thats jog around a Major League baseball diamond. National Geographic Kids Magazine and St. John Physical Therapy invite kids and families to get teams, classmates, organiza tions and communities to join them in setting the magazines sixth and seventh Guinness World Records. To break the record, more than 5,000 people worldwide need to run 100 meters between noon ET October 26, and noon ET October 27, and more than 25,000 shoes will need to be collected and sent to National Geographic Society headquarters by November 9. Other supporters include National Geographic Education; Healthy Kids Fun Run/ Marine Corps Marathon (no federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied); Macerich Malls; Kids Run the Nation; National Recreation and Park Association; Lets Move in School, an American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) initiative; Girls on the Run International; The Life is good Playmakers; and NIHs We Can! (Ways to Enhance Childrens Activity & Nutrition). Visit kids.nationalgeographic.com/runlocations, and other information. It is not necessary to participate in both records, but those who want to certainly can. For more information contact Jessica Schnell at (340) 514-2376.October is Physical Therapy Month and we are very excited to host this event. I hope to see many of my well as many other members of our community young and old and in between. Jessica Schnell, DPT, St. John Physical Therapy
St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John invited St. John Community Foundation to set up a table at its upcoming No Fleas Please Flea Market, on Saturday, October 20, at the Winston Wells ball park to accept donations that will then be agencies and projects. SJCF invited the Gifft Hill School students to help sort and take the shoes for their Soles 4 Souls Project, culminating on November 16 from the donations of clothing, toiletries and food. Toiletries, clothing, especially mens pants, shirts and shoes, will be distributed at the second annual Project Homeless Connect which will be hosted at the Department from the Fire station on Friday, October 26. The event is sponsored by DHS and United Way. The food donations will be used in the SJCFs Mission of Helping Other People Eat (HOPE). And what is not used in the meal preparation for Project Homeless Connect will be donated to combined effort of 7th Day Adventist Church, Catholic Charities, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Family Resource Center to feed the hungry here on St. John. All residents are invited to bring their jars of change to the SJCF table which will then be sorted and rolled by the younger students helped by the seniors of the local senior center and split between the ACC and SJCFs Mission of HOPE. There are so many generous hardworking people on St. John who want to make a difference, and I believe that by coming together for the common good we become stronger and can make a bigger impact, said SJCF Director Celia Kalousek. Collaboration was the focus of our annual meeting ear lier this year. The attendance and positive response from other local agencies was inspiring. Multiple partnerships to improve service provision for our residents have been established out of that effort, said Kalousek. We are also very excited about the development of the Community Impact Funds that will enable us to start distributing grants to St. John charitable agencies and projects in the very near future. Volunteers can help set up for the second Annual Project Homeless Connect by attending a pizza lunch meeting at Tamarind Court on Tuesday, October 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a Volunteer Training session at the Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All who are inter ested in helping individuals on St. John who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are invited to attend.6 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoDrop off donations of clothing, shoes, toiletries and more to the St. John Community Foundation's booth at the SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 www.maho.org PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music 50 Maho double occupancy 00 Concordia per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents 00 00 Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Applications for the 2013 Carnival Queen Competition Pageant are now available for pick up from the Virgin Islands Carnival or from any of the St. Thomas public or private high schools. The Committee is encouraging community groups and schools to send their best, brightest and most-talented to vie for the title of Queen of Carnival 2013. Applications can be picked up between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and must be completed and returned no later than November 14. For more information contact the Carnival Committee at 776-3112.Applications for Carnival Queen 2013The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Association Junior Tennis Tournament at the Cruz Bay tennis courts November 2 to November 4. This tournament will once again honor and say thanks to Vic Ebbesen for his dedication and commitment to the development of junior tennis on St. John. The event is for girls and boys ages 8 and under to 18 and under. The entry fee is $15 and the deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 30. Off-island players can check with VITA for the limited availability of funding for travel. For more information contact Pat Harley at 776-6643.Junior Tennis Tourney Set for Nov. 2-4Gifft Hill School announced the 3rd Annual Gifft Hill School Gives Back Community Service Day will be Friday, November 16, at various locations across St. John. The school is organizing teams of faculty and students (ranging in age from preschool through 12th grade) to do service projects in the community throughout the day, and would like to understand how best to assist any St. John organizations. churches, and St. John School of the Arts; visit to the senior centers to provide companionship and singing by the youngest students; and gardening help at Julius E. Sprauve School. Community service is an important part of the GHS curriculum as well as a graduation requirement, and this day of service has become a tradition to which students and staff look forward. For more information call 340-776-1730 or email mollymur firstname.lastname@example.org.GHS Gives Back Day Set for Nov. 16
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds What could be more fun than cruising on a boat in these tropical waters? How about adding a $500 poker assisting local cancer patients? The folks at High Tide and Noahs Little Arks combined all of those last week in the First Annual St. John Poker Run on Sunday, October 7, and raised about $5,500 for the St. John Cancer Fund. Hosted by High Tide owners Jim Rattz and Kelli Thomas, and Noahs Little Arks owners Joe and fundraiser for the recently formed St. John Cancer Fund, which is dedicated to assisting St. John residents battling cancer. The event kicked off on Sunday morning, October 7, with about 75 participants gathered at High Tide Bar and Grill on the Cruz Bay waterfront. People who owned their own vessels set out from Cruz Bay harbor and stopped at four vessels Sadie Sea, Dolphin Water Taxi, World Class Anglers and Low Key Watersports which were moored in the area, explained Kim Morris. The captain of each boat dealt a card to each participating poker player, she said. We had cards that were laminated so when someone paid the entrance fee, they got a card. That way we knew who was taking part in the game. When they reached the moored vessels, they showed the captains their cards and were dealt one card for their poker hand, Morris said. Even people without vessels were able to take part in the fun, as boaters piled in as many poker Run players were also allowed to simply buy into the game for a fee as well, without having to stop at the various moored vessels, Mor ris added. Participants were dealt their straight poker game ensued. In the end, Roberta Marquis with a full house took the $500 pot, which was donated by The Parrot Club, according to Morris.First Annual Poker Run Garners $5,000+ for St. John Cancer FundSt. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 7 There were not that many people preregistered so the week before the event we went around to different bars and tried to get people signed up. We had no idea how many people would show up that morning, but the next thing you know, we had 75 people regis tered. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Exclusive Rates from $149for residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico*. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE WWW.WESTINRESORTSTJOHN.COMLOCALS U S V I BV I R ESIDENTS: M ENTION RATE PLAN VIRES PR R ESIDENTS: M ENTION RATE PLAN PRRES WR-Local Rate TW 9.2012.indd 1 8/23/12 3:04 PM www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds An exciting partnership between Iowa State University and the Gifft Hill School has students getting their hands dirty, while learning about sustainability, historical planting methods and more. The schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture (EARTH) program was launched several years ago as a partnership with ISU. Since then, the interdisciplinary program has grown to incorporate elements of science, gardening, nutrition and history. Each year, several ISU students complete semester-long internships while student teaching at GHS and work hands-on with students in several grades. This year ISU student Paul Beamer has been working with GHS students on a variety of projects under the direction of EARTH coordinator Sarah Haynes. Beamer, who is scheduled to help with GHS EARTH program through December, is a senior in ISUs horticulture program and last week he helped seventh graders understand and develop a mound approach to gardening. Taino people used canuco farming which is a system of building mounds, said Beamer. You build up a mound and plant your seeds in it and basically leave it alone. Then you come back and harvest your food. Its a very hands-off approach to farming, he said. Its an easy way of growing root vegetables. Earlier EARTH program students have carved out a garden area behind GHS Upper Campus, which is now home to a painted outdoor classroom where passionfruit vines grow up a trellis creating cooling shade. Nearby a steep hillside is now home to terraces where different types of gardens are growing in several different levels. One area is home to medicinal plants like aloe, while a second taro, which were developed in conjunction with GHS history and science classes. The newest area in the terrace garden will feature the canuco garden. Our goal is to have the cassava grow tall and then well plant squash which will grow up onto the cassava, Haynes told the EARTH students. This is called companion planting, where you plant different vegetables interspersed with each other instead of planting all of one thing. This also helps to not deplete the soil as quickly. As the seventh graders took a close look at a cassava root and discussed the nitrogen level of the soil, Haynes split the students into two groups. One group of seventh graders helped sift rocks out of a pile of soil in order to create a mound for their canuco garden area, getting ready to plant cassava starters. Were going to plant cassava and also experiment with potatoes said Beamer. The second group of students were busy learning the ins and outs of soil blocking as an alternative to using plastic pots or cups 8 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 GHS Students Learn Horticulture and More During EARTH Program ber REOPENING IN NOVEMBER St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottGifft Hilll School student Ty Massquoi sifts through Asian Squash seeds which were donated by Coral Bay Garden Center.
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottGHS' EARTH program incorporates several grades and many subjects, from history to nutrition. Happy Holidays! for seed starters. Although the sun was bright and the temperature was in the high-80s, the GHS seventh grades relished their time in the garden. I like this class because I like getting outside instead of spending the entire day inside, said Michael Palminteri. A lot of times we eat what we grow and its good to know that were eating something that we planted and grew ourselves, said Sam Wessinger. We get to garden and not only at school, but at home too, said Ty Massaquoi. Ive been helping my mom garden at home and that has been a lot of fun. In addition to the gardening aspect of the EARTH program, students have also been learning ways to collect and use water sources at GHS. Haynes pointed out a catchment system devised and built by students which collects water from the schools air conditioning units. The water is collected in a barrel and gravity fed to water the EARTH garden. We are using pretty much all of the water from the air conditioning system and were able to water our plants without having to use a lot of fresh water which is a valuable resource here, said Haynes. Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades have the EARTH program integrated directly into their cur riculum. After last weeks farming, seventh graders will study health and nutrition in a collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands. Before cleaning up for the day, several students plucked fresh sweet potatoes from the garden, which were slated to be cooked up by GHS senior Culinary Arts class.GHS EARTH Program
10 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 St. John Tradewinds Greetings from St. John Rescue. We are so thankful that this hurricane season has been particularly quiet. The members of St. John Rescue are ready in the event that a late season storm decides to pay us a visit. On Saturday, October 6, we hosted 16 Civil Air Patrol Cadets from St Thomas. The purpose of their visit to St. John was to learn CPR. These teenagers were enthusiastic from the minute we began the class. I was so very impressed by their leader Lt. Joel Connors. Lt Conand a member of both St. Thomas Rescue and Virgin Islands EMS. and women is clearly expressed by their knowledge of First Aid and CPR procedures and particularly by their pleasant, cooperative, and inquisitive nature. These teens were prepared and got into the practical CPR training with enthusiasm. It was a pleasure working with such wonderful people. My hope for the future of the Virgin Islands has been buoyed because of my interaction with these young ladies and gentlemen. Assisting me with this class were EMT Darrell Tasman and Rescue Chief Preston Pollock. Their support made teaching this class so much easier. In addition, I am so very grateful to Lynell Audain for allowing us to conduct the class at the Methodist Church preschool. Ms. Audain has been very helpful to us as St. John Rescue. We would not have been able to host this group of students if Ms. Audain had not offered this space to us. Isnt it amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together! St. John Rescue is searching for an individual who can help us with our communications system. We are operating with a digital system and maintain three repeat ers; two on St. John and one on St. Thomas. We need the services of a trained technician who can proTo The Rescueby Bob Malacarne, N-R, EMT gram our radios and troubleshoot any problems we may incur with our emergency radio communica tions system. If anyone is inter ested in getting more information about this position please contact me at (340)626-5118 or any rescue member. St. John Rescue is also searching for individuals who would like to join our organization and help us provide emergency medical support services on St John. We assist EMS, National Park SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds October Is Chiropractic Health MonthCALLS FOR ST. JOHN RESCUESept. 13 Estate Enighed for Sept. 14 Estate Bordeaux symptoms Sept. 23 MKSCHC to Estate Contant for a patient transport home Oct. 2 Estate Contant for a DOA Oct. 6 Estate Hansen Bay for a DOA Oct. 10 Civil Air Patrol Cadets Buoy Hope for Future P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid-Tie Systems Battery Stand Alone Systems Solar Hot Water Systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351; 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com SAVE MONEY! St. John Tradewinds The chiropractic profession, which has been contributing to the health and wellbeing of Americans since its inception in 1895, is celebrating Chiropractic Health month in October. Local chiropractors pictured at left, (L to R) Drs. Bob De Bonis, Matthew Krefetz, Brad Kappel, Kevin Lenahan, Elizabeth Masiello, with Governor John deJongh, seated center, witnessed the governor signing the proclamation declaring October as Chiropractic Health Month. Virgin Island chiropractors encourage everyone to have their spines checked for misalignments which can affect their health and wellbeing. Service, Fire Service, Police and VITEMA. We also serve as on site medical assistance at most public functions on St. John. Being a volunteer rescue person can be very rewarding. I started at 16 with a volunteer in 1994 became an EMT with Fire Rescue department, joined St. John Rescue in 1999 and am still very active with the group. It is hard to explain the rewarding feeling you get when you save someone from peril. St. John Rescue is still looking for assistance with our goal of pur chasing the old Dr. Cool building. Please consider a donation or loan to help us reach our goal. The oxygen generator project is nearly complete. St. John should have its own source of medical oxygen operating by the end of the year. Thank you to all our benefac tors and special thanks to the Rotary Club of St. John. CPR classes are available monthly. Contact me or St. John Rescue at 693-RESQ for more details. Until next month, stay safe.
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 11 St. John Tradewinds Danielle Fluhler Kelley, whose roots are in Coral Bay, St. John, graduated from the University of Georgias Graduate School of Social Work on August 4, 2012. She is the granddaughter of Florine Fluhler and the late Hugo Fluhler of Coral Bay. Danielle graduated from the University of Georgia with a 4.0 in the graduate school of Social Work. She completed her Masters degree within one year due to her acceptance in the Advanced Standing program for the School of Social Work. Danielle is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the National Honor Society of Social Workers, Phi Alpha Honor Society. Danielle recently traveled to the country of Ghana where she visited Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast. There she partici pated in service learning projects which included teaching a new trade to young girls rescued from international human vide them with a skill set that would enable them to become their self esteem. Danielle is currently pursuing a career in advocacy on behalf of women and children in at-risk environments. Her grandmother Florine Fluhler was able to travel to Athens, Georgia, for the commence ment ceremony to proudly watch her granddaughter. Congratulations Danielle!Danielle Fluhler Kelley Graduates from UGA Grad SchoolSt. John Tradewinds Lately many solar installation companies have been having difsystems approved for a Net-Meter with WAPA. The problem does not lie in the Engineering Division, Power Line Installation or Meter Department. It has to do with the paper work that is submitted to St. Thomas. Recently we installed a large paperwork on June 3, 2012, and just received the Net-Meter last week. Thats almost four months after the paperwork had been submitted! ger at any one person or any sole department of WAPA. We have a problem here and it needs to be When a Virgin Island resident installs photovoltaic panels on their home they are not just decreasing their WAPA bills, they are making WAPAs grid more reliant, saving WAPA money and decreasing WAPAs carbon footprint. Everybody wins. We all need to embrace solar technology now. The quicker we do, the quicker we can get away from costly fossil fuels. If you have had or are having problems getting your Net-Meter please contact me at islandsolar firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe that our Senators and the Governor need to know about these problems we are facing. Dan Boyd of Island Solar can be reached via telephone at 340626-9685 or by email at email@example.com and is a Virgin vendor. GROOMING SERVICE AVAILABLECALL FOR AN APPOINTMENTCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline R oad (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Cyndi A lvarado Professional Groomer Now at Canines, Cats and Critters Every Other T hursday I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Solar Industry Problems Virgin Islands Vacations & Villas14th Anniversary Celebrating 14 years of providing exceptional property management & booking services to our clients!Want to list your home with VIVA? Call (888) 856-4601 for more details VIVA-we match your taste, style and budget! Danilee Kelley with her grandmother Florine.St. John Tradewinds ant Governor will open on Saturday, October 27, in order to accommodate residents who are unable to ment House on St. Croix, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to apply for or renew their passports in preparation for holiday travel. In addition to the completed passport application, persons planning to apply for or renew their tradition al passports or passport cards are also required to provide proof of citizenship and identity, two 2x2 photos and associated fees. Additional requirements apply for minor children. Copies of the passport application are available at the ltg.gov.vi. Passport Ofces To Open on Saturday, October 27
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A unique contemporary Caribbean home located on a prime par cel in Estate Glucksberg was just put on the market days ago. This Artists home, listed for $618,000, offers stunning views and cooling trade winds, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Christie ONeil. This home is truly one of a kind, said ONeil. It is a Caribbean contemporary artists home which was custom crafted to take advantage of its lush tropical location. Perched on a hillside in the convenient mid-island location of Estate Glucksberg, the Artists home boasts custom detailing throughland stonework, creative mahogany woodwork, designer tile and custom craftsmanship which really sets this home apart. use of its space and its location is close to everything, yet in a very private and quiet neighborhood, said the Holiday Homes broker/ owner. Outside, enjoy the sweeping western views across Pillsbury sound to St. Thomas, Great St. James and Little St. James. Soak up those Caribbean sunsets from the deck or just enjoy the breeze on this more than a half-acre par cel of land. The driveway to this Artists home is paved and there is plenty of space for vehicles to park and even turn around, ONeil added. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with plenty of space and potential to expand, ONeil explained. The home itself is beautiful but there is even more potential on the site, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. There is room to build a dream home with a pool even. Architectural plans are available to construct an additional, larger home on the roughly half-acre hillside above the existing home. There is even potential for an income producing unit on the lower level of the existing home, according to ONeil. The lower level could easily become a separate apartment for rental income with the addition of a simple kitchenette, she said. The owner is currently in the the Holiday Homes broker/owner added. This Artists home in Estate Glucksberg, with beautiful views, tropical breezes and plenty of potential to expand, could be just the perfect home for the right buyer. For more information, call ONeil 8084.12 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 Artists Home in Estate Glucksberg Offers Custom Details and Plenty of Potential
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 13 St. John Tradewinds Seaborne Airlines, the regional carrier based in St. Croix, USVI, and the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board in collaboration with the BVI San Juans Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, serving the British Virgin Islands. The new service will operate with 17-seat Dehavilland Twin Otters Starting in February, the service will be operated with 34-seat Saab and a lavatory. with over 3,300 weekly seats into and out of the market. Service is scheduled to begin December 8. Additionally, on December 8, Seaborne plans to operate new service with 17-seat Twin Otter service. Seaborne also plans to introduce special promotional fares for BVI residents traveling to San Juan and beyond. British Virgin Islands from our connecting complex in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Gary Foss, president, Seaborne Airlines. This schedule will allow customers from throughout the United States and Canada easy connections to the beautiful and upscale British Virgin Islands, renowned for their powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains and sheltered We are especially eager to provide nonstop service directly from San Juan to Virgin Gorda, home of Little Dix Bay, the Bitter End Yacht Club, Biras Creek, other upscale resorts, villas and small locally owned properties, said Foss. And of course, there are The Baths, a national park where granite boulders create mysterious grottos in the sea. BVI travelers will also have access to Seabornes premium lounge at San Juans Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The lounge offers comfortable seating, work areas, charging stations, light refreshments, WIFI access, and Direct TV. Additionally, Seaborne customers have access to FasTrak SJU security access, which allows travelers to go to the head of the TSA line.Seaborne Airlines Kicks Off New Daily Service from San Juan to BVI St. John Tradewinds St.Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola, Zero Tolerance Basketball organization of the Virgin Island is having a bimonthly Krispy Kreme doughnut sale. The glazed doughnuts will be delivered directly to customers on October 17. They cost $12 per dozen and are always fresh. Anyone interested should call Boyd Todman at 626-4420.A Sweet Fundraiser for Zero Tolerance Basketball
14 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT. 18th professional manner and courtesy in expediting the issuing of business licenses for my renewals of licenses. Thank you! Mark Shekleton 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Armed Robberies: 1 Rapes: 1Julius E. Sprauve School is truly on the move. We began the 2012-2013 school year smoothly. We had some shifts in personnel and we are still awaiting some additional staff, however, the existing staff continues to be committed to providing quality instruction to all of our students. This summer we had minor exterior painting to do because Gala funds assisted us last summer with the major exterior painting. Our main focus this summer was also to make some interior improvements which are still ongoing. As all may know by now, my assistant, Ms. Brenda Dalmida has been transferred to Guy Benjamin as its acting principal. Needless to say, my goal continues to be to make a difference in the lives of the children of St. John. That being said, I am committed to my job and will do my best always. Last school year went pretty well. With any transition there were some ups and downs; however, as a school we have made some great strides. We are on the move to do bigger and better things. Our goal this school year is on literacy development. We have set high expectations for all of our students as we aim to improve their interest in reading as well as their skills. Data is used to drive our entire decision making. We maintain an open door policy and encourage our parents to be actively involved in whats happening at the school. At the Sprauve School Gala last school year, several projects were outlined for use of the funds collected. Funding was slated to go towards the purchase of a school van for our athletics department, upgrade of our current intercom system and upgrade of our technology. Due to fact that we made only $34,691, our plans had to be altered somewhat. We are grateful for the generosity of the community and pledge to always put the monies raised to good use. The Friends of Sprauve School hosted a private fundraiser and made $15,000 which would go towards the purchase of the van once the gala commit tee agreed to match it, and they did. So it is with great pleasure that I report to the community that Sprauve School now has its own school van which will be used to transport our students to and from all school-sponsored activities. A special Halo goes out to the community for your continued support and interest in the children of Sprauve School. We are in the process of receiving our last quote for our intercom system and then that too shall be a reality. Due to the fact that our revenues were substantially less than expected, our goal of upgrading our technology will be the major project for this school years Gala. On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, parents and students of Julius E. Sprauve School, I say a heartfelt thank you to the community for your support of our children because it takes the commitment of all of us to make the educational opportunities for our students a reality. We appreciate you and, please if you have time, stop in and visit. We are always looking for volunteers. Ms. Dionne W ells, Principal Julius E. Sprauve SchoolJulius E. Sprauve School Is on the Move
St. John Tradewinds On Friday night, October 5, Governor John deJongh signed into law the Fiscal Year 2013 budget which funds government operations through the end of September next year. DeJongh enacted 28 of the budget bills in their entirety but used his veto pen to nix one section of Bill 29-0395. As regards Section 13 of the bill, deJongh pointed out that while the intent was to enable designated companies, to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace by allowing them to employ less than the 10 required under current law, Section 13 goes far beyond this limited intent by including a myriad of business enterprises in the professional services arena. DeJongh wrote the Senate that if approved, the effects of the amendments set forth in Section 13 ness activities. Moreover, I am opposed to making such targeted changes in our industrial investment incentive law when a more comprehensive review and holistic revision of its terms is the more prudent course to follow, he said. DeJongh also pointed out that with respect to Section 4 of Bill No. 29-0395, the prevalent precarious able mandates that access to these monies only be to the extent that appropriate funds to be tapped for Additionally, as a general observation, I am also constrained to note that Bill No. 29-0935 contains a $300,000 miscellaneous appropriation entitled per cent restoration, which one can only presume would be designed to offset the reduction in legislative employee salaries under the Virgin Islands Economic Stability Act of 2011, said deJongh. While in laudable fashion, it is a fact that legislative employees are performing their jobs while being compensated with reduced salaries, the Legislature they serve has never transferred those savings to the General Fund as did the executive branch departments and agencies, so a restoration through an increased appropriation of the Legislatures resources hardly seems fair or appropriate when compared to the substantial cut in services absorbed by others. The governor also said he was concerned that the Legislature severely underfunded both the University of the Virgin Islands and the Government Employees Health Insurance Program in Fiscal Year 2013, with this shortfall having to be made up through fur ther budget cuts as well as through judicious exercise of the allotment process. I understand that the underfunding of the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands below my Administrations recommended level of funding contained in Bill No. 29-0415 was inadvertent and will be addressed at the next Legislative Session, said the governor. However, by tabling the proposal to adjust the employer and employee cost share of the health insurance premiums from the current 65/35 split to a 60/40 split, the Legislature has as a practical matter has under funded the Governments share of the health insur ance premium in Fiscal Year 2013. De Jongh trusts that before the adjournment of the 29th Legislature, lawmakers will address and remedy the current budget shortfall through the passage of certain enabling legislation submitted with the Fiscal Year 2013 Executive Budget, he explained. I thank you and the members of the 29th Legislature for your diligence in furthering our mutual interests in seeing the United States Virgin Islands Year 2013 and look forward to your continued cooperation towards achieving a balanced budget, said deJongh. In other action, the governor acknowledged two resolutions honoring George Flores and Gloria Joseph for their contributions to the Virgin Islands. Mr. Flores contributions on the island of St. Croix through his advocacy work as a labor leader striving for better jobs and improved working conditions as well as his commitment to the economic develophave been and continue to be relentless, said the governor. Similarly, Ms. Josephs continued work within the Government of the Virgin Islands, notwithstanding her retirement, her service to the Bethel A.M.E. Church, as well as being a long-time contributor to the Crucian Christmas Festival and Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair have left an indelible mark within the St. Croix community. For their continuing contributions, Mr. Flores and Ms. Joseph are worthy of this distinct honor and are truly the role models and in whose footsteps our younger generation can feel proud to follow, deJongh said.St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 15 DeJongh Signs Fiscal Y ear 2013 Budget Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #2 DO construct with silt fences, retaining walls, plants, and early paving to control erosion. DONT construct in a ghut, respect the force of tropical rains. CBCC-Educational Ads 8.13.2012.indd 2 8/13/12 11:29 AM EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141
St. John Tradewinds First Lady Cecile deJongh announced last week the success of this years Read for the Record literacy campaign. On Thursday, October 4, chil dren throughout the territory joined their parents and teachers, as well as their peers across the nation in reading the book Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Over two million people par ticipated in this years national literacy effort, shining a spotlight on the critical importance of reading as an important part of childrens healthy development, said deJongh. We know now more than ever that engaging young children from birth in reading and educational activities provides a foundation for healthy brain development, including social and emotional skills, hearing and sight. I am so proud of every Virgin Islander who participated in the 2012 effort, deJongh said. The Read for the Record campaign is organized in partnership with the Pearson Foundation for one day each year when millions of individuals jointly celebrate literacy and early childhood education efforts. The national effort supports the mission of working towards the day that every child in America enters school ready and prepared to succeed, which is also one of the cornerstone goals of the gover nors Children and Families CounAccording to Read for the Record, since 2006, the national campaign has engaged seven million children, raised more than $7 million for early education programs, and provided more than 1,000,000 books for children in low-income neighborhoods. The local effort highlights the deJongh/Francis Administrations commitment to education in the Virgin Islands, and improving the level of literacy amongst the territorys youth. As part of the 2012 VI initiative, St. Croix Administrator Dodson James and Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan joined educators throughout the territory in reading this years book to students. James read to students in Jacqueline Rosas classroom at the Golden Rock Head Start Center, and Bryan read to Mrs. Ross First Grade class at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School. St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh and First Lady Cecile deJongh last week announced plans to host the 39th anniversary of USVI/ BVI Friendship Day on Saturday, October 20, on the island of St. John. It is always a pleasure to par ticipate in USVI/ BVI Friendship Day activities with our neighbor ing brothers and sisters, deJongh said. These festivities celebrate the close bond between the two territories and is a platform to showcase our cultural traditions while spending time together with good friends and acquaintances. Cecile and I are delighted to host our BVI counterparts for the said the governor. This years theme is Celebrating Our Roots, Heritage and Culture. Raul Carrillo, Chief of ernor and USVI/BVI Friendship Day Committee Chairman, said the theme revisits the shared past that exists within the two territories. We look forward to celebrating our joint history, culture and people, and we are very excited to be time on the island of St. John, said Carrillo. And more particularly at the Annaberg Plantation, a location whose sheer existence is on the cusp of both territories, not only physically but historically. Festivities will begin on Satur day, October 20 at 9 a.m. with a mini parade followed by a short welcome program at the Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. The public is also invited to attend a cultural presentation at the Annaberg Plantation featuring a dramatic performance by Denise Georges along with a series of how-to demonstrations by local artisans. Demonstrations will include baking dumb bread and creating other edible local delicacies such as sugar cake and local drinks. Entertainment will be provided by the Mungo Niles Dancers and music by Smalls and the Music Makers. For more information, call Car rillo at 693-4354 or St. Thomas/ Water Island Administrator Barbara Petersen at 693-4342. Persons interested in participating or volunteering should contact Armecia Martin at 693-4381. 16 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church DirectoryLabor Commissioner Albert Bryan, Jr. reads Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School. St. John Festivities Saturday, October 20 9 a.m. Mini Parade Followed by a short welcome programFranklin Powell Cruz BayCelebrate 39th Annual USVI/BVI Friendship Day Oct. 20 on St. John Local Students T ake Part in National Read for the Record Literacy Campaign
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands announced its plans to celebrate the fourth annual Take a Flower to Childcare Day, on Tuesday, October 16. The goal of Take a Flower to Childcare Day is to raise awareness about the important role good childcare plays in the healthy development of young children. Take a Flower to Childcare Day is an initiative of The Family Connection, CFVIs territory-wide effort to enhance the quality of early childcare in our communities. Taking part in this celebration is easy. Parents, young children and community members are asked to simply present childcare providers teachers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers In past years, childcare providers were showered by children and cookies in the shape of roses! CFVI hopes that this years celebration will be even more successful and creative! Decades of brain research have shown that from the moment they are born, children are being profoundly shaped by the world around them, explained Ellie Hirsh, the director of TFC. Quality interactions with mom, dad and all caring adults lay the foundation on which childrens futures will be built. Lets take a day to celebrate the impor tance of all dedicated child care providers! Anyone interested in helping to organize the celebration should call or visit the new TFC center in Tutu Park Mall at 777-0990 or call CFVI at 774-6031. The Green Scissors Campaign Dear EarthT alk: What is the Green Scissors campaign, which I understand can help the environment and has support from both liberals and conservatives? Jeff Nickson Butte, MT The Green Scissors Campaign was launched in 1994 as a partnership between the environmental group Friends of the Earth ad budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense to call attention to subsidies and programs that both harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars and which should be cut accordingly. The campaign has been issuing reports since 1996 save money and the environment. For the most recent report, Green Scissors 2012, the two organizations were joined by free market think tank R Street, which was started by former staffers of the libertarian Heartland Institute (previously a Green Scissors partner). This unlikely trio that spans the political spectrum and environmentally harmful programs that could be scrapped over the next decade. Such savings would amount to almost two-thirds of the $1.2 trillion in spending cuts Congress is required to make beginning in 2013 under the terms of last years Budget Control Act. It is perverse that we are staring down the barrel of budget cuts that will lead to dirtier drinking water as we reward corporations with tens of billions of dollars a year to poison the public, said Benjamin Schreiber, tax analyst with FoE. We need to take the common sense solution of saving money by ending environmentally harmful spending. The proposed cuts include $269.78 billion from energy programs, including $158.7 billion of fossil fuel subsidies; $167.09 billion of agricultural subsidies, including $89.82 billion of federal crop insurance disaster aid; $212.02 billion of transportation subsidies, including $125.80 billion of general revenue transfers to the Highway Trust Fund; $101.8 billion of fed$24.99 billion from wasteful or environmental damaging public lands and water projects. Given the collaborative nature of the Green Scissors campaign, only those programs that FoE, TCS and R Street agreed were both wasteful and environmentally harmful were included on the list of recom mended cuts. As lawmakers argue over what to do about the we have come together to present them with almost $700 billion in cuts, said Ryan Alexander, president of TCS. Whether its getting rid of high-risk energy loan guarantees, reining in wasteful crop insurance or ending lucrative oil and gas tax breaks, eliminating wasteful spending that harms the environment just makes sense. Taxpayers want Congress to stop bickering and get cutting, said Alexander. Green Scissors shows them where to start. download the entire Green Scissors 2012 report for free in PDF form from the campaigns website.October 16 Is Take a Flower to Childcare Day
Roberta was great, said Morris. You should have seen her jumping up and down, it was a lot of fun. While Morris and her husband had long discussed hosting a Poker Run event, the couple were not sure what to expect when last Sunday rolled around, Kim Morris explained. This is something that Joe had been talking about doing for years, she said. Finally, we decided, Lets just do it. And it was great. nights at Grande Bay, two nights at the Westin Resort and Villas, a titanium bracelet from Free Bird and more. There were not that many people pre-registered so the week before the event we went around to different bars and tried to get people signed up, said Morris. We had no idea how many people would show up that morning, but the next thing you know, we had 75 people registered. buy-in, the event garnered more than $5,500 for the St. John Cancer Fund. There was just so much support for the Poker Run; it was great, Morris said. All of the businesses were just amazing and we were really happy with the turnout. We thought it was just going to be people we knew, but it was great that so many people took part. Its a great cause and everyone really had a great time too, Morris said. If anyone missed the fun this year, dont worry. Morris promised that last weeks event was only the will be even bigger and better, said Morris. 18 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.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 & IrrigationReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. 340-642-0531Villa ManagerSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Yelena RogersWorld Class Anglers above, was one of the four moored vessels where participants First Annual Poker Run Garners $5,000+ St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Joe Morris, above right.
St. John Tradewinds The Caribbean Writer, the University of the Virgin Islands inter national, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, has announced a submission call for its 27th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or an heritage, experience or perspective. The deadline for submissions is November 30. Besides the usual poetry, short pay special tribute to Caribbean musicians and visual artists. Inter views with and personal narratives on the Caribbeans leading musicians and visual artists, at home as well as in the diaspora, are welcomed. Individuals are encouraged to short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the Caribbean musicians and visual artists theme. One-act plays will also be accepted. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. If selfpublished, please provide details. Include brief biographical infor mation and list all contact infor mation plus title of manuscript on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript. All submissions are eligible for these prizes: The Daily News Prize for best poetry, $300, The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short Literary Prize to a Caribbean author, $500, The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize to a Virgin Islands author, $200, and The Charlotte & time publication, $250. Email submissions to submit@ thecaribbeanwriter.org as attached may be made via the Submissions page at www.thecaribbean writer.org. Submissions may also be mailed to: The Caribbean Writer, University of the Virgin Islands, RR 1, Box 10,000, Kingshill St. Croix, VI 00850-9781. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a response. For more information, visit The Caribbean Writer website at www. TheCaribbeanWriter.org or send email info@thecaribbeanwriter. org. St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 19 Friday, October 5 6:45 a.m. A citizen c/r that her mother assaulted her. Assault in the third. 12:31 p.m. A citizen p/r that her husband took her vehicle without her permission. Unauthorized use of vehicle. Saturday, October 6 2:37 p.m. A St. Thomas resident c/requesting police assistance with talking to a crew member of Varlack Ventures. Police assistance. 4:11 p..m. Government of the Virgin Islands c/r an auto collision in the area of E&C Gas Station. Auto collision. 6:47 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/r a D.O.A. DOA. Sunday, October 7 4:22 a.m. A visitor from Kentucky c/request ing police assistance on North Shore Road. Police assistance. 1:00 p.m. A security guard at the Westin Resort and Villas c/r that a guest was intoxicated and talking about suicide. Suspicious activity. 2:09 p.m. A citizen c/r that she is being harassed. Police assistance. Monday, October 8 2:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a telephone threat. Telephone threat. 9:17 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that she was assaulted. Simple assault. T uesday, October 9 7:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that his iPod was stolen from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 10:23 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that a WAPA pole damaged the roof of his business. Property damage. 5:33 p.m. An Estate Concordia resident c/r that his house was burglarized. Burglary in the third. W ednesday, October 10 8:30 a.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident c/r that his business was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 2:30 p.m. A visitor from Tennessee c/r that the ferry had no air conditioning and she could not breathe. Police assistance. 3:25 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a D.O.A. DOA. 3:57 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r a disturbance at the Cruz Bay Creek. Disturbance of the peace. 6:36 p.m. A Gifft Hill resident c/r a auto accident on Centerline Road. Auto collision. Thursday, October 11 10:45 a.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her wallet. Lost wallet. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers pays. Lets make sure that crime doesnt pay. If anyone knows something, they should say something as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the law abiding community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. Please note technology makes it impossible for how we do this, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org and click on How It Works. St. John On Saturday, September 15, at about 4:15 p.m., a woman discovered that she did not have her Apple iPhone 4S. Just a few minutes before, while in the area of the Quiet Mon Pub in downtown Cruz Bay, she had her phone. She tried to locate the phone but was not successful. The minimum reward for the arrest of a thief is $536. St. Thomas On Wednesday, September 26, at about 6:30 a.m., a woman who resides at #173 Annas Retreat was awakened by a burglar who had entered her home through a window. The burglar, described as a black male, left through the front door with her Samsung Galaxy II cell phone and Dell laptop computer. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714. St. Croix On Friday, September 14, shortly after midday, the lifeless body of 26-year-old John Jake Bierowski was found in Estate Pearl. Tell what you know about this murder. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of his killer is $1,500. Be part of the solution. 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 1-800-222TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Tips are completely anonymous, and stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille gal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islands EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 DHS Hosting Family Fun Day October 20thSt. John Tradewinds The Department of Human Services Division of Family Assistance will commemorate Family Month in October with a Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 20, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Emille The community is invited to enjoy the VI Bug Association exhibit, the VI Bike Club exhibit, fencing demonstrations, softball games, the Solberg Petting Zoo, a pee wee vs. coed basketball game, the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Dynamite Rays Per cussion Ensemble and much more! Entry is free and refreshments will be on sale. The public is encouraged to spend family time at Coral World the word family upon entry to enjoy the park for $3 per person. For more information contact Carmen Rogers-Green at 7740930 ext 4477.
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 ACROSS 1 Practical intelligence 5 Drains the energy from 15 Mahal 18 Cave effect 19 Sterile beast bread bowl 41 Degree Abbr. 44 Suitable 61 Airing at midnight, say 66 Dr. Watson player Bruce 68 Burden 69 Bloody Mary garnish auction 84 London brew 91 Leave weaponless 111 It often has cream cheese icing Wolff 118 5K entrants whose eight original ingredients are the DOWN 1 Online programs with a sail 5 Smear 6 Eighth mo. 8 Shot liquids 9 Roads: Abbr. 11 Suddenly focus 15 Exchanged 16 Not dormant 45 I, to Wilhelm 49 Condo part author Beverly of Russia 56 Entertain at story time 59 Adidas rival 65 Ob- 81 Turn sour 86 Claimed 89 Mauna for short resident concern big band era further action 114 Trendy juice berry 119 Sun. lecture St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. 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 For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The American Cancer Society United States Virgin Islands reminds the commu nity that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ACS encourages all men and women over the age of 40, to get a mammogram from October 1, through October 31, at a low cost for those with insurance and no-cost for those without insurance. Call Celia Kalousek at 693-9410 to make an appointment at the St. John at The Marketplace. T uesday, October 16 Volunteers can help set up for the second Annual Project Homeless Connect by attending a pizza lunch meeting at Tamarind Court on Tuesday, October 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. W ednesday, October 17 The local Rotary group now meets each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas beach-side cafe. Thursday, October 18 The V.I. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council & Family Resource Center, Inc. presents a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay on October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a Volunteer Training session for the Annual Project Homeless Connect at the Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All who are interested in helping individuals on St. John who are homeless are invited. Saturday, October 20 The Animal Care Centers annual No Fleas, Please, will be on Saturday, October 20, at Friday, October 26 The Department of Human Services and the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the United Way are hosting the second annual Day of Caring/Project Homeless Connect in Cruz Bay on Friday, October 26. November 2-4 The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Association Junior Tennis Tournament at the Cruz Bay tennis courts November 2 to 4. Friday, November 16 Gifft Hill School Gives Back Community Service Day is Friday, Nov. 16, at various locations across St. John.
St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777Cruz Bay Side: near Weston $700 One bedroom, one bath $1000 Two bedrooms, one bath, washer, Fish Bay $1500 Two bedrooms, one bath, in Cruz Bay $1650 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1600 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, pool $2000 Two bedroom, loft, one bath, IN TOWN $2000 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $2000 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 Real Estate FREE TVNBC Olympic's, Baseball, Football, PBS, Telemundo, NBCU. OTA ANTENNAS $30. Or Pay TV wi. DISH NETWORK 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Commercial/Ofce BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?EMAIL email@example.com CALL 340-776-6496GET RESULTS! Wanted Gently used plywood/2x4's for concrete framing and leftover rebar. firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 679-9937. NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCOTBER 18 THEMAIL email@example.com CALL 340-776-6496 For Rent Chocolate Hole 1Bed/1Bath. W&D Fully Furnished. Electric included. Close to Westin and beach. $950. Call Ron 715/853/9696 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 P ASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 Wanted Services Spacious three bedroom, three bath home on breezy Bordeaux Mountain with large garage and shop space. Perfect for woodworker with small family, or professional couple. Available immediately. $2000 per month. First and last month's rent required. One year lease. 202-812-5930 CHOCOLA TE HOLE: Share 2/2 Split Plan Large 2/2 with 1/1's split by living areas. Fully Fur nished. Electricity Included. $1100. Close to Westin a nd beach. Call Dyana 704-453-6951 For Rent Jobs Wanted Journeyman Electrician no job to big or small. Excellent pricing and available references. Call 340 201-4625 Storage Space Services TRADEWINDS BUILDING FOR SALESouth Shore Road Cruz Bay Quarter Estate Enighed St. John U.S. Virgin Islands.661 acres (.22 developed and .441 undeveloped) in 100-year land lease commenced in 1987. Three story mixed use building includes: Approx. 9,600 sf.: Four 800 sf. commercial units on street level; Four 800 sf. two-bedroom WAPA electrical and water service; cistern storage. SERIOUS INQUIRIES: 5000 Estate Enighed PMB 55 St. John, VI 00830 Email: TWBuilding@earthlink.net Employment APARTMENTS FOR LEASE A/C, Washer/Dryer, balcony, clean, great location next to Westin, 1BR @ $1,150, 2BR @ $1,650, Security & 1st mo. Month to Month lease available. Call Laurie at 779-1804 or 227-6688
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MAN DAH L $85,000E MMA U S hillside $85,000 CARO LIN A from $115,000F ISH BA Y from $153,000 C HOCOLA T E HO LE from $180,000HAN SEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $199,000LOV A NGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 GLUCKS B ERG $245,000 VIRG I N GRAN D E S T A T ES from $295,000C ONCORDIA from $335,000S A UNDERS GUT W ATERFRONT from $345,000 C ALAB ASH BOOM hillside $475,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y/REN DEZVOUS from $799,000PET ER BA Y /NO R THS HORE from $1,800,000 W EST I N TI M ESH ARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTI ONALS from $55,000 HH-TW 10.15.2012 A.indd 1 10/11/12 12:50 PM St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators (VINE), Blue Flag USVI and Coral World Ocean Park are busily preparing for the 4th Annual St. Thomas Reef Fest, scheduled for November 18, come rain or shine. The Reef Fest community event in past years has been organized by the Sea Grant Marine Outreach Programs Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Ser vice at the University of the Virgin Islands. However this year Reef Fest was threatened to be cancelled because of economic challenges. Reef Fest celebrates the coral reef. It is about empowering the local community to protect coral reefs, said Peters. It is a day dedicated to learning about the bond between humans and the reef, and about what each person can do to cultivate that relationship in a positive way. We decided to step in and keep Reef Fest going because it is a perfect match to Coral Worlds mission, said Trudie Prior, General Manager of Cor al World The Coral World mission statement says its goal is to bring you close to the inhabitants of the magical undersea world that surrounds the Virgin Islands and to the stunning variety of plant life that grows in our lagoons and on our hillsides. Coral World seeks to entertain, to educate, and to inspire appreciation and understanding of the local environment. Our hope is that you will experience the joy of discovery and that you will love and protect the natural treasures you see here. Reef Fest invites citizens to enjoy the recreational value of reefs and learn how activities on land can affect the health of the marine environment and, in turn, economy, culture, and heritage, said Christine Settar, Vir gin Islands Marine Advisory Service, VINE member, and past coordinator of Reef Fest. By providing experien tial outdoor (both land and sea) learn ing opportunities for entire families, Reef Fest is an inspiring way to gain appreciation and encourage positive conservation practice at the grass roots level. The fun lasts all day with education al and family-oriented activities! Free admission to Coral World Ocean Park, Participants demonstrate what they know about reefs via the Reef Rap contest (cash prize), Show off your sculpturing skills and sand knowledge with the Sand Sculpture competition, Learn how to kayak, paddle board, snorkel appropriately around coral reefs, Take a reef or coastal tour guided by local naturalists, Engage in family-friendly educational games (Human Ocean Bingo, Marine Jeopardy, and more), Live entertainment paired with family fun makes Reef Fest an event not to be missed! For more information, contact Valerie Peters at marketing@coralworld vi.com or 775-1555 ext 246 and befriend the Coral World Facebook page for updates. Student REEF RAP Contest Sunday, November 18th, 2012 A lyrics and performance competition for local High School students ENTRY DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1st, 2012 Take your favorite reggae, rap or musical ditty and create a unique song that includes lyrics about the importance of corals reefs, the livings things that depend on them and other marine environments. Up to 6 students can participate in one reef rap entry. Performance should be between 2 and 4 min. Limit 3 entries per school. Several judges will evaluate creativity, content, and performance. Great Prizes!!! Contact person: Valerie Peters Marketing@coralworldvi.com or 340 775 1555 ext 246 Make sure to register your REEF RAP by Nov 1st Coral W orld Ocean Park Saves the Day! Local students can lend their voices to the environment through the Reef Rap contest.
24 St. John Tradewinds, October 15-21, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers USFSC Supporters Enjoy Sunset Sail on KekoaKekoa catamaran charters hosted a fundariser for Using Sport for Social Change group's mission, which includes improving access to sports and sporting equipment SEE PAGE 3 FOR JUST PLAY DAY PHOTOS. Support your local newspaper: St. John TradewindsWe need your support to report.