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St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 3 Thursday, Nov. 1stBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A small park area with benches and fruit trees are just a few ideas planned for a one and half acre area located in Coral Bay at Parcel 11, Estate Carolina. The land is under the control of Department of Agriculture, which is planning its own gardening project on adjacent property on King Hill Road across the street from Love City Mini Mart. The section of land between the Dept. of Agriculture land and South Shore Road is comprised of about an acre and a half of property, which will be fenced in and mostly restored to it natural habitat, explained Coral Bay Community Council President Sharon Coldren. ing the Parcel 11 project, which includes clearing the area of invasive plants and restoring natural wetlands on a majority of the property, while creating a small park in the area closest to the road, explained Coldren. The whole area were working on is going to be mostly wetlands restoration, said Coldren. Were taking out invasive species and well be planting native plants so the area can function properly and be a wetlands habitat. The area that is nearer to the corner and the road, however, is a little dryer. Were looking at that area to be a natural park setting, Coldren said. It will essentially be a natural park area with fruit trees and seating areas. Phase one of the project consists of removing all invasive plants and shrubs from the area, which CBCC has been working on for several weeks. CBCC has hosted volunteer days on several occasions, which have brought residents out, helping to clear the area. partment of Public Works pitched in as well, Coldren explained. Weve gotten good volunteer help from the community to remove vegetation by hand, which we really needed, said the CBCC president. Public Works has been wonderful helping us to remove piles of debris and they were great to come by today and clean a whole area of downed branches that were covered with vines. It would have taken us ages to get that stuff out but Public Works came by with their back hoe and dump truck and got it right out for us. We really appreciate their hard work, Coldren said. Its great to collaborate with them on this project. Phase one of the CBCC park area project also includes fencing in the property and restoring wetlands, work which is being overseen by local botanist Gary Ray, explained CBCC environmental projects coordinator Patricia Reed. The whole parcel is split into two areas, said Reed. One area, about two-thirds of the property, will be restored to wetlands and moist forest and then there is the park area. Gary has developed a restoration plan for the natural wetlands area and well be posting that plan to our website soon. Once the area is cleared of invasive vegetation and planted with native species, the land will also be fenced in, Coldren explained. Phase one also includes putting a fence around the whole property so that livestock cant get in and eat the plants, she said. There will also be gates in the fence so that people can get in and use the area. Last week CBCC hosted a community meeting at the site to hear from residents about what they would like to see in the natural park area, Coldren explained. We had a meeting last week and we heard from some young mothers who would love an area where they can push a stroller, said the CBCC president. Another idea was to have an exercise natural trail on the perimeter of the whole property, which might be phase three of the project. Were trying to get ideas to implement to make the whole property naturally wonderful and serve the communitys needs for relaxation and walking-type recreation, Coldren said. Were listening to people and we had some great ideas from last weeks meet ing. Well put all of those ideas together and discuss it at another meeting in November. Coldren also envisions install ing a few small concrete type of climbable sculptures for children to play on, she added. Were going to plant fruit trees and have several seating areas and we also hope to have some sort of play items for children, said Coldren. Even if it is just something simple like a low-scaled concrete structure for kids to climb on. Were excited about the plans and looking for someone who can sculpt in concrete and could work with us to design that. For more information about CBCCs plans for Parcel 11, call 776-2099, or check out www. coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. CBCC is hosting another volunteer day at the park area on Wednesday, October 31, at 8 a.m.INDEXAlmost the Local News .........9 Birth Announcement ...........15 Business Directory ..............18 Earth Talk ............................17 Island Green Living .............11 Letters .................................14 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Eilliott shrubs. Coral Bay Community Council Overseeing Clearing of Parcel 11Restoration, Seating Area and Fruit Trees Coming SoonBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds were thrilled to celebrate their engagement on St. John earlier this month. The North Carolina couple had heard wonderful tales about the beauty and serenity of St. John. The two were having a great time, until they spent an afternoon at Salt Pond Bay. Salt Pond Bay between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. When they returned to their locked Jeep in the parking lot, however, her $4,000 engagement ring had been stolen from the locked glove box inside. While the ring has obvious sentimental value, the item also couples life, Settle explained. I am extremely upset at the loss of this sentimental item that to purchase, she said. We do not have a lot of money and we saved for years to purchase this engagement ring. Quickly, the couples dream vacation turned into a nightmare. I was so excited when we chose to vacation in St. John to celebrate as I have heard wonder ful things about your island, said Settle. However, we are terribly upset that our belongings were stolen while in a national park on St. John. Settle reported the incident to she is waiting to receive a copy of the report. In the meantime, Settle is offer ing a $1,000 reward, no questions asked, to anyone who can retrieve the ring. Anyone with information about the location of Settles ring is asked to email her at christy@ renderedcommunications.com. ring was stolen from a vehicle in the Salt Pond parking lot.Visitors Offering $1,000 Reward for Return of Stolen RingEngagement ring stolen from locked glove box of rental car at Salt Pond
4 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The owners of the beautiful catamaran Kekoa are hosting a sunset sail on Sunday, November 4, to Virgin Islands program. Guests can enjoy live, acoustic music by Sambacombos Eddie Bruce and Rich Greengold while sipping wine and refreshing cocktails and noshing on delicious appetizers and watching the tropical sun sink below the horizon. The vessel will depart from the V.I. National Park dock at 4:15 on November 4 and return to the dock at 7:15 p.m. Tickets, available at the Kekoa yard, The Tap Room and Connections in Cruz Bay, are only $60. Dancing Classroom Virgin Iswhich brings the renowned Dancing Classrooms program to children of the USVI. This arts in education social development program has proven to enrich the overall school experience and make a lasting impact on the community. Dancing Classrooms has a 15year history for improving the education of children which began in the public schools of New York City in 1994 by Pierre Dulaine. Following the success of the programs hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and the feature Network providing the program was born. Dancing Classrooms arrived in the USVI in 2009, reaching all 5th grade classrooms on St. John. In 2010, 8th grade classes were added, and Lockhart Elementary and Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School from St. Thomas. This year the program includes on St. John and schools on St. Thomas as well. A Dancing Classrooms residency is 10 weeks and is comprised of 20 lessons. These 45-minute classes are a part of the curriculum within the school day for 5th and 8th grade students. Students learn eight ballroom dances from differ ent eras and cultures. These dances include the Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Salsa, Tango, Swing, Waltz, and a Polka. Event, tying together all they have learned and showcasing their new talents for family, friends, and members of the community. The program is not just a dancing program; its a social development program which utilizes ballroom dancing as a tool to generate social change in the participants and overall school culture. Learning to dance with one another fosters resense of joy and accomplishment in participating children. Dancing Classrooms improves school attendance rates, overall school culture, student focus and attention, family engagement, stumore. The program teaches future generations how to be ladies and gentlemen and to have fun while For more information about Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands, check out www.dcvi.com The only thing not included in the sunset sail ticket price is a tip for the Kekoa crew, so attendees are encouraged to bring along cash for gratuity.Dancing Classrooms Supporters To Board Kekoa November 4 New JESS Van T ransports Student AthletesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime EilliottJulius E. Sprauve School student athletes now get to travel to events in the school's spiffy new transportation, above. Thanks to JESS supporters who raised funds at last year's Gala and a second function hosted over the summer, the school was able to purchase the new van.
St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John is the recipient of $23,750 from The Rotary Foundation in a Matching Grant to acquire a Medical Oxygen Generator for St. John. Responding to a request from St. John Rescue, the club has brought together clubs from Puerto Rico and West Virginia to fund the acquisition. responders access to oxygen in the event of an emergency, said Bob Malacarne of St. John Rescue. Our present source is on St Thomas and is not necessarily available in the event of a storm or other disaster. We were able to raise some funds, but the equipment will cost over $68,000 and we clearly needed Rotary to access their resources. Rotary Project Leader John Fuller contacted Grant Coordinators in Puerto Rico and West Vir ginia who responded positively to the project. The e-Club of Puerto Rico and their District contributed $9,000, the Rotary Club of Buckhannon, WV, kicked in $1,000 and their District contributed $5,000 and our own District contributed $9,500 along with $2,000 from St. John. Together with The Rotary Foundation grant, St. John Rescue will have the funds to get a generator sponders on St. John as well as the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. A December installation is anticipated. Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business, professional and community leaders who provide humanitarian ser vice and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Learn more at www.rotary.org St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 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! Rotary Foundation Approves Grant To St. John Rotary for Oxygen Generator JESS Wins First Ever IAA Volleyball Game on St. JohnOn Monday, October 22, the Gifft Hill School Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball team hosted the Julius E. Sprauve School JV girls volleyball team on the GHS Trayser Field. St. John. JESS took home the victory beating the GHS Lady Barracudas in two out of three games played. The competition was very close and exciting to watch, said GHS Athletic Director Barbie Barry. St. John Tradewinds The Third Annual Broadway Comes to St. John the St. John School of the Arts Fundraiser of an original musical featuring fourth graders from across St. John is set for Saturday, February 16, 2013. That date is fast approaching and SJSA wants to make sure the public has a leg up on this highly John Tartaglia, Donna Drake, Laura Barnao, Michael Shawn Lewis and Rhonda Miller are coming back to St. John, giving back and not holding back on this years original musical, One World, One Heart. Angel Tickets for the premiere 150 angels will have the thrill of watching the 4th graders perform and entertain at the Westin Resort and Villas grand ballroom at 6 p.m. Call ahead and reserve these tickets; they will sell out. Once angels has dried their happy tears, join SJSA right down on the beach at Great Cruz Bay as the Westin Resort caters to those mouth watering-desires. evening, all for only $200. There will be a second per formance (show only) at 8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $20. But donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and help support programs and scholarships at SJSA. This show is open to all on a For more information email email@example.com.Broadway: Make Reservations for Angel Tickets Only
6 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Some People on St. John raised $7,100 for St. John Cancer Fund. A total of 18 teams squared off in the four-person scramble tour nament at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas on Wednesday, October 17. That number is up from last year participation, which saw 14 teams taking part, explained Tim Hanley, one of the organizers of the event. There was a total of 69 players who took part in the tournament and 66 of those people were from St. John; so we traveled well, said Hanley. Everyone knew everyone else and everyone really had a great time. Despite the large number of St. John residents who traveled to St. Thomas for the event, it was the lone team from St. Thomas which won the tournament with a score of 10-under par. They did much better than the rest of the pack, said Hanley. Golfers enjoyed a full day of fun at the golf tournament. After arriving at Red Hook, a shuttle whisked teams over to the golf course, where carts and clubs were waiting. There were silly holes scattered across the course, from a heckling hole to the exciting $25,000 offered for a hole-in-one, which no one sank. Another popular hole was the three-card monte hole which went over really well, said Meaghan Enright, who also organized the event. After wrapping up play for the day, golfers took a shuttle to the V.I. National Park dock on St. Thomas, where the catamaran Kekoa was waiting, explained Enright. Kekoa came and picked us up at the National Park dock and sailed us back to St. John, she said. On the way everyone enjoyed appetizers from Rhumb Lines and St. John Catering. Kekoa sailed right up to the beach in front of High Tide where the after-party was already going on. Tournament participants merely stepped off the catamaran onto the beach at Great Cruz Bay and walked right up to High Tide to enjoy the 19th Hole After Party, where DJ Adonis kept the vibe going until late into the night. Prizes for the winning team, which took home a 40 person party on Kekoa, closest to pin and longest drive were awarded during the after party. we were trying to do, said Hanley. We wanted people to just show up at the ferry and have a great day and we succeeded in that. It was a great turnout and a great day. While the teams were certainly Gifft Hill Schools EARTH program will be hosting a volunteer orientation meeting Thursday, November 1, at 1 p.m. for anyone else interested in volunteering in the garden, either with the students or on garden projects. Volunteers will enjoy a tour and orientation to the garden and the program. Anyone interested should RSVP either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or text to (340) 643-2273. Please contact Sarah Haynes, EARTH coordinator, for more information.EARTH Hosting Orientation Meeting for Volunteers on November 1Animal Care Center of St. John Shelter Mananger Kate Webster announced last week that visitors are especially welcome to the shelter on Wednesday, October 31, to taste free Halloween candies, enjoy the decorations and say hello to some of the shelters black Halloween kitties; and doggies, too.ACC Hosting Halloween Soiree Oct. 31The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The Celebration for Sunday, November 4, is Sharing the Water of Life. The Fellowship will come together to celebrate the new 2012/2013 season and will welcome everyone back to St. John with a Water of Life Sharing. Members are asked to bring water which has been collected from summer travels or water from home full of intentions. Childcare is available. For transportation from Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.UU of St. John Celebrating Sharing the Water of Life on November 4Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $7,100 for St. John Cancer Fund St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers had a blast at the 19th Hole After Party at High Tide.The St. John Historical Society is excited to announce it will kick off its 2012-2013 season with a presentation by native St. Thomian and culture-bearer Glenn Kwabena Davis on the evolution of Virgin Islands music. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. Members and friends are encouraged to attend.SJHS Kicks Off New Season Nov. 13Continued on Page 18
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 7 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 Happy Holidays! By Dr. Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds The St. John Animal Care Center hosted its comlands homeless and abused animals a population which no other island organization supports every segment of the islands human population came together last weekend. Children, elders, parents, teachers, visitors, and all social levels of the community came to acquire goods. Not only do St. John residents come to No Fleas, Please every year, entire families also come over from St. Thomas for furniture, toys, tools, elec tronics and books. Long before the gates to the Winston Wells ball ered with anticipation for the 10 a.m. opening. While tomers were entertained by marching bands celebrat ing USVI/BVI Friendship Day. The islands own Pan Dragons, along with drummers and marchers from our sister islands, steadily marching sedately in time to their drumming. The eager crowds rushed to their favorite stalls. Although the annual market hours were reduced this year from a 4 p.m. closing to a 3 p.m. closing, the ACC collected $5,500. Added to the $3,500 from grounds in the Spring, the amount raised was up from last year. So many joined to make the event a successful efto date, that it would be impossible to name every single worker. Special appreciation is due Shakima Jones, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation Project Cothanks go to ACC board member Jason Corley, who ing the hours of the market. Oriel Smith, another ACC board member, trucked in load after load of furniture. Jennifer Troisis Top Dogs provided refreshments for the fair-goers with every dollar above cost donated to ACC. ACC volunteers, from gate keepers to those who set up and took down the tents lent by Peter Alter, hard-working volunteers, including Laurie Damron and Carrie Clark staffed the ACC table distributing information and selling ACC merchandise. Volunteer Nancy Greyhek helped board member Lucy Banks at the bookstall, which was a popular area catering to a wide range of interest shown by fair attendees. Very special thanks go to Monica Munro who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in preparation for the fair, and to volunteer Susie Preston who served as the bank during the event. The Childrens Table did a brisk business thanks to John and Elaine Campbell who, in turn, thank the schoolteachers, parents, and grandparents who patronized the tables offerings. Not to be neglected are the children from every age group who came to play with and purchase large and small treasures. Without Continued on Page 18ACC No Fleas Please Flea Market Attracts Across the Board AttendeesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottNest owner Missie Hensel, above center, had one of the most popular tables at the
St. John Tradewinds As the ultimate winter getaway, momentum from the high-energy, main event concert, but the festivities actually include a full weekend full of fun. The Concert is only part of the which includes boat excursions, beach and outdoor parties, limin, duty-free shopping, savoring authentic cuisine, dancing and simply relaxing while taking in local beauty and culture. Everyone is invited to join and The fun kicks off on Thursday, January 24, with the Lime 101, a Caribbean Art, Food and Rum Experience from 4 to 10 p.m. at is no cover charge for this event. The public is invited to come out and see local art, savor local cuisine and sample local cocktails, all while experiencing local Vibe. On Friday, January 25, join the old-school roots reggae party at Strictly Rockers from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dance the night away at this outdoor island extravaganza while enjoying premium cocktails, local treats and the One Love atmosphere. More information on the venue to come. Saturday night, January 26, is the main concert at Winston Wells line, but the event will also feature Duane Stephenson, Inner Visions Bay. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the party includes arts and crafts vendors, local and Ital food vendors as well as premium bars. The Ultimate Power Boat Party is set for Sunday, January 27. Join the boat trip from St. John to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Its a beach party only accessible by boat. As one writer put it A late night of live music and quality rum deserves a proper cool down the next day. Early bird tickets for $40 are available until November 15. After that tickets will be $45 until December 31. Final tickets will be $55 at all outlets. For more information check out www.ExperienceLoveCityLive.com, or join the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ LoveCityLive.8 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 ber REOPENING IN NOVEMBER St. John Tradewinds News Photo Rotary Club of St. John Flavors Fundraiser Set for November 24By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars for Saturday, November 24, when 18 of the islands top restaurants and caterers will all be under one roof for the Rotary Club of St. John fundraiser Flavors. The event raises funds to support the groups scholarships as well as other youth project supported by Rotary, explained Rotary Club of St. John past president Bruce Munro. The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, in the ballroom at the Westin Resort and Villas. The evening begins with a cocktail reception, followed by the Flavors tasting, where guests get to sample food from all entries, which are vying for best bar food, best mixology, best appetizers, best entree and best dessert. One overall best award will also be voted by the public in addition to the nights mystery judges. Already signed on for the night are Asolare, Cafe Livin, Caneel Bay Resort, Cruz Bay Prime, Deli Grotto, High Tide, La Plancha del Mar, Morgans Mango, The Fish Trap, Zozos, East West Catering, St. John Farm to Table, Mathayom Private Chefs/St. John Catering, and Teds Supper Club. Fine wines from both the U.S. and around the world will be featured by West Indies Corporation, Premier Wines and Spirits and Dionysis. The evening will also feature an exciting live auction and live music by Ish Band. Tickets are $75 for people with food handlers cards, $90 for guests who dont have food handlers cards who purchase their tickets in advance, and $100 at the door. Tickets are available at both Connections locations, Chelsea Drug Store, St. John Hardware, St. John Properties and from all Rotary Club of St. John members. There are only a few spots left for restaurants and caterers still interested in taking part. For more infor Club of St. John member.Steel Pulse Headlining Love City Live 2013
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 9 GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! 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! Socks for Seniors is an annual community service project which organizes collecting new socks to be distributed to elderly in local area nursing homes around the holidays. The program traditionally begins with Make A Difference Day Socks For Seniors Campaign, and runs thru Christmas. Socks for Seniors is looking for local area coordinators near St. John to help with collecting socks this year. There are two major ways to help Promote Socks For Seniors. Complete information is avail able on the website www.socksforseniors.com about the program which was started 11 years ago. It is 100 percent volunteer base Host a Sock Drive. It all starts with one person, one box at one location. Its easyand all the socks stay in the local St. John To collect Socks For Seniors, please sign up at http://www. socksforseniors.com/register.html.STJ Coordinator Sought for Project By Lakin Dayta T echnology Editor St. John Tradewinds Ever wonder when the absolute last second was that you could leave your house to catch the St. John passenger or car ferry? Or get there so early you feel like you are waiting for the next transit of Venus? Wonder what the odds were of coming out ahead buying a round-trip ticket? Or the odds that guy in the car to your right will try to cut you off at the exit ramp? While most iPhone apps are about as useis genius. Local digital master, Morgan Barley Geak, has just the thing for you. Right next to your latest Angry Birds Islands, you can put his new iPhone app Win-Time Ferry. In the setup, you must enter your age, weight, length of inseam and best highschool time on the 100-yard dash. Also you rate each captain by how well he knows you, etc., etc. for about 600 items. Setup should take less than two weeks. Be sure you get your drivers license correct and enter your opinion on peach yogurt or you will have to start over. Sophisticated algorithms calculate the most likely time each vessel leaves from ear ly to way late so you can squeeze the last second. WTFerry knows the weather so it can keeps up with you and Siri shouts encourage a starters pistol, so dont use it in the TSA line at the airport or in local banks. Navigation is easy with four tabs: Passenger Ferry, Car Ferry, Lunch Reservations at Virgilios and St. Thomas Shopping. The shopping tab is also paired with Siri. Youll hear things like, You can hammer nails with the bananas at Fruit Bowl today, and Home Depot still doesnt have that saw you wanted no matter what they told you on the phone. There have been a few complaints like, largely the beta was well received. Evaluator Rafe Boudin said that it really needs an undo button. I could use an undo button for other things too like my dad selling Trunk, said Boudin. Morgan said he would work on it. There is a mailbox key and a bottle opener. Beta tester Susan Chair, said, The next time you arrive just as the ferry is pulling Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com email@example.com Local Digital Master, Morgan Geak, Creates iPhone App for St. John FerriesGifft Hill School has announced the third 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 Community Service Day Scheduled for November 16
10 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds 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! By Joshua Flenniken Special to St. John Tradewinds I live at 9,000 feet on the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. We have snow on the ground for about six months every year. Without going to Antarctica or the Sahara, it would be hard to mentally different from where I live than the Virgin Islands. My visit actually began as a work trip. I do project management for a healthcare software company and I came to the islands to conduct training for an online product at Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas. Since I way, I couldnt conceive of a reason not to and join me, and take a quick vacation in tropical paradise. Though I enjoyed St. Thomas immensely, I experienced a palpable tension drain away as we stepped off the ferry at Cruz Bay. We rented a Jeep and effectively became gapers. I dont know if you have gapers on St. John but in the Colorado Rockies, we call people that drive 20-mph below the speed limit while swerving all over the place and pointing their cameras out the windows at all the amazing scenery gapers from their tendency to do all of these annoying things with their mouths hanging agape in awe of the beautiful surroundings. Coloradans get very frustrated with these people prompting bumper stickers like GapCant We Shoot Them? as well as the somewhat more charitable Love Thy Gaper. My wife and I were absolutely ecstatic about all the amazing things we experienced while snorkeling. As we enthusiastically recited the list of things we saw to some of the local people we met, they smiled politely while their eyes glazed over. We realized that us saying things like, And then we saw It was exactly like when visitors to our mountains regale us with similar tales. And in a patronizing fashion while thinking, you poor dumb bastards. You need to get out more. That is exactly how people looked at us. But they were really nice about it. In fact, every single person we met on St. John, without exception, was nice about Love Thy Gaper demeanor than a Gaper Go Then it happened. A tropical depression upgraded to Tropic Storm Rafael. And it This was probably going to turn into a Robinson Crusoe situation where we would might have to build a boat out of wood and As it turned out, all those exclamation points were for nothing. As instructed by the we were staying, we ventured out snorkeling and beach combing in the morning and were ready to dash back to our place and bolt the doors and windows and tie down the deck furniture by 2 p.m. Around 1:30 p.m. it didnt seem all that stormy and we were getting into the island terrifying to confront a storm of Biblical proportions while completely stone sober. And Skinny Legs was on the way back to Concordia. And rum drinks are delicious. We stopped in at Skinny Legs for one drink. The people we met were extremely friendly and inclusive. We have a little dive bar here in Dillon, Colorado called The Down Under Pub. Skinny Legs has the same vibe. Only without walls. One of the downsides to living in the mountains of Colorado is that your drinking establishments pretty much require walls. Our fears about the imminent Tropical Storm Rafael were allayed by the reaction of the locals. They ranged from the practihope we do get strong winds. I love a good As it turned out, there wasnt a cat fart of wind or drop of rain. Rafael spun out into the Atlantic and we hiked out to Rams Head. In many ways, the idea of a storm without the reality was probably a good thing for a couple of gapers from the mountains. Though it is fun to imagine myself as a rugged outdoorsman that could survive the aftermath of a horrendous storm, Id probably end up having to eat raw hermit crabs and hermit crabs are probably the only things I could actually catch. We had a great time, met some truly remarkable people and loved every moment of our all too short vacation to paradise. And the way we were treated while guests on St. John reminded me to be kind and enthusiastic to tourists that visit us here in Colorado. If I want people on St. John to Love Thy Gaper when Im the gaper, I better practice the Golden Rule at home. Joshua Flenniken is the author of the satirical novel .The Storm That Wasnt: How Tropical Storm Rafael Made Two Clueless Tourists Trip to St. John an AdventureThough I enjoyed St. Thomas immensely, I experienced a palpable tension drain away as we stepped off the ferry at Cruz Bay. We rented a Jeep and effectively became gapers. By Joshua Flenniken, tourist
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 11 St. John Tradewinds We all know that WAPA rates are sky high 50-cents per kilowatt and going up again soon. You can combat WAPAs high electrical costs by implementing some of these energy saving ideas. One business in Cruz Bay has slashed its WAPA bill from $6,000 Room Cooling When youre home, set the temperature of the thermostat at around 78 degrees. Raise the temperature to 85 degrees or just turn it off when youre out for addition al savings. If you have room fans, you may set the thermostat at a higher tem perature since the air movement will make the room cooler. However, take note that health considerations should be placed above cost considerations. To make your air-conditioners ergy consumption in the long run. W ashing Machine and Dryer Make sure that you doublecheck the water level in your washing machine in accordance to the load size, especially when the clothes require that you use hot or warm water. When rinsing, always use cold water. When drying your clothes, it dry them, rather than using a spin dryer. Your clothes will also smell fresh and clean, plus they will last longer too. In the Kitchen Fill up your refrigerator. If there is lots of food in your fridge, it wont warm up too fast especially when the door is opened. In other words, you refrigerator wont have to work so hard to remain cool. Surprisingly, the dishwasher consumes less water than washing by hand. Use your dishwasher only when it has been fully loaded. Fur thermore, dont use the dry cycle. Opt to air-dry your dishes to save on energy. Swimming Pool If you have a pool, limit the time that you run its automatic pumps consume about 2 kilowatts per hour. You can purchase a new variable speed pump, which will use less than 500 watts per hour Test if your shower head is efshower. Turn on the shower and gallon of water. If it takes less than 24 seconds, then your shower head mended 2.5 gallons every minute. All of the above tips are designed to aid you in choosing the most applicable ways of reducing your energy bills. Dan Boyd of Island Solar can be reached at 340-626-9685 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and is a Virgin Islands Energy OfI G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Cost Saving Ideas EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 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 Energy Dept. Celebrates Energy Star MonthSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Eilliott consumption.
12 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dr. Cool recently relocated to a Palm Plaza and residents can expect to browse the latest in highend appliances in the companys soon to be completed showroom. Were going to be carrying really high-quality appliances, grills, refrigerators, washing machines and things, said Gary David, Dr. Cool general manager. For our showroom, were going to have an actual working kitchen. The new Dr. Cool showroom will be a one-stop shopping for residents looking for new appliances, David explained. Were going to be doing it all, he said. Well do everything from ordering to having it delivered to installing the items you buy. While brands like Sub-Zero, Boss, Wolf, Boshe and Biagano, among others, will be featured in the companys new showroom, plenty to shop for as well, David added. Were going to have some great European brands and top of the line grills and appliances, he said. But were also going to have some more affordable lines well. Were trying to have a little something for everyone. Dr. Cools new showroom and expanded offerings does not mean the company is out of the air conditioning business, David explained. Were still doing air condition ing installations and parts and repairs, said David. But you can only do so much with that. With our new showroom, were excited to have added revenue stream to grow. The basic construction for the new showroom is about 95 percent complete as David awaits shelving and cabinets. He hoped to have the new area open by mid-November. The company is also awaiting its new sign as well, David added. Dr. Cool is operating out of Palm Plaza. For more information call Dr. Cool at 693-9071. The Animal Care Centers Winter Gala (formerly Christmas for the Animals) will be hosted on Saturday, January 19, at Lautre Monde, Helen Simons home overlooking Great Cruz Bay.ACC Winter Gala Set for January 19The St. John Historical Society encourages all members to par ticipate in the annual commemorative trek to Fortsberg led by Retired Professor Gilbert Sprauve on Friday, November 23, known as Virgin Islands Freedom Fighters Day in remembrance of the 1733 slave revolt on St. John. The annual hike is hosted by the St. John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group. Hikers will depart from the area near Sputniks Restaurat. The event is scheduled to begin sometime mid-morning, however an exact time has not yet been set, so please keep an eye on local media for further details.SJHS Encourages Members To Join Annual Trek To Fortsberg Nov. 23High-Quality Appliances Coming Soon To New Dr. Cool Showroom at Palm PlazaSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottNew signage and a showroom will soon be open at Dr. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John is hosting a Universal Dances of Peace at Maho Bay Camps Upper Pavilion on Tuesday, evening November 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Dances of Peace are a meditative, spiritual practice using the mantras of all world religions to promote peace. from world faiths with dancing, whirling and a variety of movement with singing. The emphasis is on participation regardless of ability. A $15 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away. Rachel TheoMaurelli and Jeff Tiebout of Roanoke, Virginia will be leading the event. For more information contact Suki (340) 642-3739.Dances of Peace at Maho Bay Nov. 13
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 13 Caribbean Cottage Offers Quiet Haven in Great Neighborhood makes the cottage feel spacious, below. Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #4 DO save all coastal vegetation it lters water.DONT break down Caribbean berms they naturally clean storm water before it enters the bay. CBCC-Educational Ads 8.13.2012.indd 4 8/13/12 11:31 AM for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsNovember 1st to December 20th, 2012~ By Appointment Only ~James Pace Clayton, MDEinstein University of Medicine, NYC University of ConnecticutFamily Practice, Post Grade Emergency Medicine and Dermatology SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A quiet, shaded retreat in Upper Carolina, the Caribbean Cottage is the ideal haven for someone looking for that perfect get away. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on just over a half an acre is tucked away in the desirable neighborhood of Upper Carolina and is for sale for $249,000, explained Holiday Homes sales associate Sandy Mohler. This house is located in Upper Carolina, a quiet neighborhood with a mix of private homes and rental villas, said Mohler. This property offers a quiet retreat shaded by tall trees and exotic orchids that will sooth your soul. It is near Coral Bay, but certainly far enough from the chaos of town. cottage with a design which makes the most of its spacious feel, but provides separate areas for different activities, she said. The kitchen, bathroom, living and dining area are on the upper level, and the bedroom is on the lower level. The owner of the home, which was built with true craftsmanship by her late husband, spent many years living on yachts, a detail which can be felt at Caribbean Cottage. The owners yachting background comes through in clever latches and hatch details seen throughout the home, said Mohler. Those design elements are also functional, by making the home easy to shut up for storms or when the owner is not in residence. While the home is move-in ready, the gently sloped half-acre parcel offers even more possibilities to potential buyers, explained the Holiday Homes sales associate. The house is cozy and comfortable as it is, Mohler said. But the large lot offers space for a larger house and pool, if the buyer has an interest in further development. The quaint two-story cottage also boasts a peaceful deck, an ideal space to curl up with a book or just listen to the symphony of tree frogs in residence. Tropical foliage and exotic orchids truly make Caribbean Cottage feel like an ideal haven to escape the worries of everyday life. Caribbean Cottage would make an ideal winter residence for someone looking to escape frigid northnatural, woodsy setting, Mohler explained. This would be a perfect tropical escape from winter for a new owner, said the Holiday Homes sales associate. Or, Caribbean Cottage would be a great home for a local who values natural beauty and privacy. For more information, or to see Caribbean Cottage, call Mohler of Holiday Homes at (340) 514-5968.
14 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOV 1stSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh nominated Magistrate Judge Kathleen Mackay to a seat on the bench of the Virgin Islands Superior Court. place Judge Brenda Hollar for a six-year term. Over a long career, Kathleen Mackay has the past few years she has demonstrated a commendable judicial temperament as a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court, deJongh said. Mackay has been a magistrate judge since July of 2009. In that position, she has presided over criminal bench trials, advice-of-rights hearings, court and domestic violence cases. Before joining the Superior Court, Mackay was She was admitted to the Virgin Islands Bar Association in 1987. Mackay holds a law degree from Rutgers University Law School. 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Armed Robberies: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 37 Grand Larcenies: 62 Rapes: 1Does the Democrat Party in the Virgin Islands have a platform? Or is the party just designed just to limit the number of Democrats running for the 15 Senate Seats to 15 Democrats? We have 69 people running for the 15 seats and for no apparent reason there are only 15 Democrats. The Democrats are all campaigning on exactly the same issues as everyone else crime, schools, the economy, cost of energy, etc. the past, mostly for themselves. There certainly are enough issues that the party could select as a platform and that all candidates could campaign on. How about: Change the voting system from the existing freefor-all to district voting. Everyone knows, even the nity that this would make. obtain a tax clearance letter to get on the ballot like all other professionals have to do to keep their license. Require that all Senators must make public their spending and reimbursed expenses on a monthly baRequire that all reports which are sent to the US federal government from all agencies and organiza tions be posted on the Legislature website when they are sent to the federal government so the public can see where the federal funds are spent/misspent or returned. Require that all government departments initiate on-going training programs for all employees. Require that all government contractors and suppliers provide the contracting agencies with a monthly copy of Gross Receipts Tax and payroll taxes paid and contracting agencies be required to spot check all projects to see that all employees are included in the payroll taxes. Require that a thorough investigation be made of the misspent $6.9 million by an external auditor and implement all recommendations made by the auditor to prevent it from happening again. Get touch on guns. Require that all persons who are caught with an unregistered gun spend one year on probation, with a bonded guardian and spend that year working with My Brothers Workshop. If the persons attendance is poor, require him/her to live at the detention center on St. Thomas while participating in My Brothers Workshop. If other crimes are committed this will come after addressing the other crimes. Anyone caught selling illegal guns will spend two years in this program. Elect Island Administrators and we could call them mayors. Instead of being political helpers for, and chosen by, the governor we could have Island Administrators who actually help the island that they are supposed to represent. all property owners on the property that they inhabit. This credit should be graduated by island using the average value of a single family residence on each island. For example 50 percent or $2,000 whichever is less on St. John and prorate St. Thomas and St. Croix accordingly. Sell the energy producing section of WAPA and The government could hire an energy consultant to tell us what percentage of solar/wind energy, what percentage of our energy should come from burning waste and what percentage should come from fossil fuels (small as possible). We could require that they request proposals from companies who have a long history of actually providing energy in this manner. Require that enough schools be open in the summer to provide opportunities for children that are behind their grade in reading or mathematics to catch up. What do you think? Any other ideas to add? I believe that if we had a platform which included elect Democrats in enough numbers to have a positive effect on the governing of the Virgin Islands and really start to make it Americas Paradise. We could eliminate this Majority, Minority, Other form of alliances that the Senators form by themselves so that they can further their own interests instead of ours. Greg MillerDemocrats Need Platform in Virgin IslandsDeJongh Nominates Judge Mackay to V.I. Superior Court
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 15 Angie and Jared Warren would like to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl Avalene Stone to the wonderful community of St John. Avalene was born on October 7, ounces. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File Birth Announcement: A valene Stone Warren St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Assistance Program announces the availability of grants for the 2012 Challenge Cost-Share program. Organizations and agencies in the US Virgin Islands may apply for grants of up to $20,000. Grants require a 1-to-1 match to the amount requested; matches may be met through in-kind donations and volunteer time. Grant awards will be made on a competitive basis. The deadline for proposal submissions for this grant cycle is Monday, November 19, 2012. Please note that this is two weeks later than the date given on the website. The U&CF Program is designed to encourage citizen involvement in urban and community forestry projects throughout the Territory. The Program seeks proposals for project funding from local govcivic and/or educational organizations, including but not limited to schools, homeowners associations, service clubs, and environmental organizations. The U&CF Program does not fund strictly agricultural projects. In fact, projects must have a for estry component in order to be eligible for funding, Commissioner Petersen said. The Department of Agriculture is looking for projects in the following areas: education and public outreach about urban forests; protecting and publicizing heritage and remarkable big trees; reducing health risks due to invasive species; identifying and managing hazardous trees; collecting data on wildlife use of urban forests; planning for and planting urban trees; training to become arborists; developing and implementing management plans for developed areas with urban forests; and writing tree guidelines for communities. For more information, please visit the Department of Agriculture website, www.vifresh.com and click on Forestry. Go to the Urban and Community Forestry section for more information about the U&CF Program, and to view an application packet, or call Marilyn Chakroff, Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator, at 778-0997 ext. 233. Ms. Chakroff is available to help with writing proposals and with identifying the types of projects that may be funded.SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com Dept. of Agriculture Has Urban and Community Foresty Assistance Program
16 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 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 DirectoryHealth workers, including Myrah Keating Smith's Debi Emmett, left, seated at left and Lurane Worth, at left center, was just one of the services offered to the island's neediest restidents at last week's Project of Human Services' director at left standing, helped to coordinate the event, which drew Governor John deJongh, above, as well as volunteers from a variety of agencies.St. John Tradewinds News Photos Community Comes Together for Project Homeless Connect
St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 17 Dear EarthT alk: I heard of an effort to save what are being called BioGems. What are BioGems and what is being done about them? Larry Dibner T allahassee, FL BioGems, a term created by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), describe the most endangered natural treasures around the Americas. NRDC selects special places in the hemisphere that face an imminent threat of destruction, from pristine coastlines that could become industrial ports to ancient forests that could be stripped of trees to unand gas drilling. Our imperiled BioGems are irreplaceable remnants of wilderness that curb global warming, preserve biodiversity and provide sanctuary for rare and extraordinary wildlife, from threatened polar bears to endangered gray whales, reported NRDC. NRDC launched its BioGems Initiative back in 2001 as a way to harness the power of online citi zen activism to help save threatened lands. The group mobilizes its 1.3 million members and online activ ists to bring overwhelming pressure to bear on governments and companies bent on industrializing the worlds last wild places. Never afraid of a little attention, NRDC has enlisted the help of several celebrity partners in champi oning the cause of saving the BioGems. Robert Redford is spearheading NRDCs campaign to keep the Polar Bear Seas safe from oil drilling, while Pierce Brosnan is leading the charge to try to bring an end to the commercial slaughter of whales. The group has also brought the star power of Leonardo Di Caprio, Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Seth Myers, Jason Mraz and others to bear for the sake of saving BioGems. Together, BioGems Defenders and our local partners on the ground have scored dozens of historic victories for the environment, proving that individuals can be a powerful force for conservation, reported NRDC. Some of the campaigns recent successes include: hunt for the second year in a row; protecting the last ing a lawsuit; helping secure a breakthrough agree ment for wild buffalo that allows them to roam outside Yellowstone National Park during the harsh winter months; and winning in court over trophy hunters keen on stripping the polar bear from its endangered status. Currently NRDC is focusing on a half dozen primary BioGems campaigns: keeping Shell out of the American Arctic (unfortunately the companys drills just went in); stopping Big Oils attack on whales in Alaskas Cook Inlet and up and down the Atlantic seaboard; stopping the pipeline from Albertas tar pipeline for now); stopping the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska; and saving British Columbias Spirit Bear coast. Individuals can get involved by customizing and sending pre-written e-mail messages to decision makers who are key to the particular locales in need of protection. NRDC will also gladly take donations of any size toward the BioGem campaign of the givers choosing. Of course, telling friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members about the potential despoliation of natural treasures is also a big help.Saving BioGems Search Continued for Missing Pilot Last WeekSt. John Tradewinds A team of enforcement ofPlanning and Natural Resources took to the seas southwest and west of St. Thomas on Monday afternoon, October 22, to begin a series of periodic inspections of the shorelines of various cays around St. Thomas. The mission was aimed at determining whether the body of missing pilot Kirby Hodge was taken out to sea following the October 13 crash of the Aztec Piper he was piloting. This is a proactive move by our lead response agency in the event that the pilots body may have been taken out from the crash site and made it to the shoreline of any of the number of cays that lie southwest and west of the site where the plane crashed into the ocean, said Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes. DPNR was not going on any reports of the sighting of a body and it was a pre-emptive move to various cays around St. Thomas, explained Barnes. The decision to launch more periodic inspections of the various shorelines in and around St. Thomas was consistent with the overall objective of the recovery mission, to locate the passengers she added.
18 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 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 #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI 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 ACC Flea Market Attracts Across the Board Attendees scope and appeal. advance announcements and ACC thanks St. John Tradewinds, Lynda Lohr of St. John Source, Buzz Radio, Love City Trader and WVGN. Thanks go the staff of the animal shelter where Kate Webster, shelter manager, and her wonderful staff accepted and stored donated goods for weeks in Thanks, also, go to Andrew Radcliffe who donated storage space for donated goods after the ACC stor Vendors of all sorts of fascinating items such as plants, handmade jewelry, clothing, cosmetics, books, and beautiful handmade crafts also added to the excit ing ambiance of the fair. ACC thanks them for their participation. Its not possible to know and thank everyone who contributed time and labor to the event. ACC hopes that those who worked without being named will understand that everyone is valued. their appreciation through soft meows, little yips, market is over for another year, come visit the islands cats and dogs who wait all year for love. Perhaps someones heart and at someones home. The shelter is located on the library road in Cruz Bay and is open Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The shelter phone number is 340-774-1625. Call whenever there is an animal in need. Continued from Page 7 competitive, the day was about much more than how many shots it took to get the ball in the hole. There are already a number of patients who have requested funds from St. John Cancer Fund, said Hanley. The money we raised goes to assist people on St. John who need help. And its not just about money either. St. John Cancer Fund is dedicated to helping St. John residents who are diagnosed with cancer. And help in many other ways, explained Enright. Were looking at all the different ways we can help someone who is dealing with cancer, she said. Were going to put together a network of advocates and resources for those advocates. So if someone has a few hours one day a week, they could maybe walk someones dog or go grocery shopping for them. We could have a network of people willing to help and the times and days they are available, said Enright. Then when someone needs help, well have a whole list of people who can help. The St. John Cancer Fund functions in concert with and in addition to the American Cancer Society, Enright added. This in no way negates anything that ACS does, she said. The St. John Cancer Fund is another resource for people who have cancer, and it could function and help in many ways. Some People on St. John, which organized the Charity Golf Tournament, is already planning to host a third annual tournament next October, Hanley explained. We learned at lot this year and have a Next Year The group also has some exciting ideas for differ ent fundraisers throughout the year. Keep an eye out for more events by Some People on St. John, said Enright. For more information about Some People on St. John, check out the groups Facebook page. For more information on St. John Cancer Fund, check out www. stjohncancerfund.org and also check out the organiza tions Facebook page.Golf Tourney Raises $7,000 for St. John Cancer FundContinued from Page 6 Cheryl Francis Hosts Story Hour at E.I. Sprauve LibraryLt. Governor Greg standing far right, read and second graders at Elaine I. Sprauve Library on Friday, October 26, as part of the library's story hour program. Francis read the book "I Like Myself" to the group in addition to several other selections.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department Commissioner Henry White Jr. last week asked the community to be safe as some residents observe Halloween. Unfortunately, some people use this observance as an excuse or cover for criminal behavior, White said. Unlawful activities will not be tolerated and anyone observed pulling Halloween pranks will be prosecuted. In past years students have thrown objects at school buses or other vehicles during the Halloween season, explained the commis sioner, who sent a strong message to the youth and their parents. Throwing any object, eggs or rocks, at a moving vehicle, is ment which is a serious crime, said White. This is not a harmless prank, it can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and cause a fatal accident. Parents are reminded there is a 10 p.m. curfew for minors under 16. Minors violating the curfew will be taken into custody by VIPD and held until he or she is released to the parent or legal guardian. White also issued a warning to adults and teenagers celebrating Halloween by wearing masks that conceal their faces that they may be stopped by police and asked for Its not an offence to wear a mask, however some people will use masks as a cover for their criminal behavior, White said. If you are wearing a mask at a costume party, please take it off when you are on the public streets. No one should supplement a Halloween costume with any type of toy weapon, including guns and knives, White added. Carrying replica weapons is risky behavior, these items can be easily confused for the real thing, said the VIPD Commissioner. There is a real possibility that anyone carrying toy or replica weapons can be seriously hurt because of it. Anyone wishing to report suspicious behavior during Halloween or at any other time can call the emergency dispatch number, 911. White wished everyone a happy and safe Halloween.St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 19 Friday, October 19 10:30 a.m. An Estate Johns Folly resident c/r an assault. Assault in the third. No time given A citizen r/ damage to a vehicle at Trunk Bay. Damage to a vehicle. No time given A visitor from WI p/r that his rental car had been damaged by an unknown vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 7:50 p.m. A Grande Bay resident c/r that someone stole her iPad from her balcony. Grand larceny. 9:07 a.m. An Estate Upper Carolina resident c/r that he saw a shadow. Suspicious activity. Saturday, October 20 7:45 a.m. An Estate Upper Carolina resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 11:14 a.m. A citizen c/r that her daughter was being disrespectful. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Sunday, October 21 6:50 p.m. A citizen c/r a grand larceny at the Annaberg parking lot. Grand larceny. 10:04 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to check on her son. Police assistance. Monday, October 22 10:50 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that a woman took a package and refused to sign for it. Police assistance. T uesday, October 23 12:22 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she had a verbal altercation. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. W ednesday, October 24 12:12 a.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Loud music. 9:40 a.m. A citizen p/r that items were stolen from the area of Department of Tourism park. Grand larceny. Thursday, October 25 3:22 a.m. A visitor from Florida c/r that he was in an auto collision in the area of Gifft Hill Road. Auto collision. 5:15 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jur gen Command with one Malo Bolques of Estate Chocolate Hole under arrest and charged with grand larceny, possession with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and assault in the third. Bail was set at $60,500 by order of the court. Unable to post bail he was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community to continue to help law enforcement control crime. If anyone knows something, they should say something as the cost of all crime is ultimately paid for by the law abiding citizens of the community via higher prices and higher taxes. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On Sunday, October 14, at about 12 p.m., a man discovered that his home at Estate Adrian was broken into and ransacked. The burglar stole a Bose sound system which had an estimated value of $400. St. Thomas On Tuesday, June 19, at about 7:45 p.m., a woman was walking home in the area of Annas Retreat when a masked black male emerged from the bushes, pointed a handgun at her and demanded her handbag. The robber then ran toward Hidden Valley. In addition to the handbag, items stolen included her iPhone 4, an iPhone charger and a gold ring. St. Croix The V.I. Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for a series of burglaries throughout the island. Tell what you know, including the names of the people buying the stolen property, so police can put a stop to these crimes. The minimum reward for the arrest of an armed robber is $900. For the arrest of a burglar it is $714. For the arrest of someone buying or selling stolen goods the minimum reward is $536. In all cases the reward is increased by 10 percent of the value of stolen goods recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards, which so far this year, have resulted in 27 arrests, the recovery of seven illegal weapons and more than $22,000 worth of stolen goods. Thank you. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Tips are completely anonymous and stateside operators speak several languages. Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSt. John Tradewinds tion of the collection of property data. The property data is actually being collected for the 2011 operating year and not for the 2010 year as previously indicated. Accordingly, commercial property owners are advised to submit the requested Income and Expense Survey Form for operating year 2011, and all required docThe requested documentation, which includes rent, vacancy and expense information, will be added to a database of commercial market Title 33 Section 2405(b) of the Virgin Islands Code gives the Tax Asreal property that is either owned by an individual or for which they act as a partner, trustee, administrator, guardian or agent. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110VIPD Commissioner White Urges Public To Have Safe Halloween; Parents Are Reminded of 10 p.m. Curfew for MinorsSt. John athletes are meeting each Saturday morning at Maho Bay beach for informal swimming and running. Anyone is welcome to join in the half-mile swim and three mile run. There are no times kept, just come out and have fun. Meet at Maho Bay at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and bring goggles and running shoes. Join Splash and Dash Each Saturday Tax Clarication for Commercial Property
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 AN ADDED BONUSACROSS 6 Ship spines 11 Give out 19 End the mission early 21 Three x three 22 Memorable times 23 Pessimistic black cow? 25 Sticking stuff 26 Damsels 27 Feudal laborer 28 Butyl or propyl ender 29 Promotional connection 31 Motto of a group opposing a national song? 37 Disinclined 41 Richard who played Godfather 42 Make a move 54 Solemn promises 55 The Simpsons shopkeeper 57 Neighbor of Minneapolis 63 Going gray 65 Hellish performance of a slowish piece? 82 Put away 84 Frat letters 85 Mete (out) 86 British prince gawks? 92 Forerunner witch? 98 Enjoy Aspen to an ornate Athenian vase? 112 Sonata ends 118 Tease in fun native? borrowing) 128 Perimeter DOWN 1 Gift labels 2 Not inept 3 Heathland 4 Make money 5 $$$ spitter-outer 7 Hemingway or Gallo 8 Work unit, in physics 11 Purring car parts 13 Indigenous Alaskan 14 Lady T singer Marie 15 Explosive power unit 16 Athena turned her into a spider 17 Gavels, e.g. 18 Adopts 24 You bet 29 Sirloin part 32 Resident of Bangkok 35 Lady friend, in Lille military law series 38 Stop sign shapes 39 Abnormal 45 Water, to Jos 48 TV actress Anderson 49 Nashville sound? 51 Shaped like a crescent 53 Ease off 58 Sample model 61 Snakebite medications 62 Earth circler 66 Sunrise 67 Spy Kids co-star Vega 69 Not agin 76 Denver dwellers 77 Formerly surnamed 78 Tree topplers 85 Saharan hill 87 Not even one 88 Famous vampire, for short 91 Announce 92 Babble 93 Gave fresh life to 94 Overacting 95 Middle-school Girl Scout 96 Entertains sumptuously TV talk 115 Shaped to reduce drag 116 Hectors 117 Pant leg part 121 Below par physically 123 Hush-hush U.S. org. 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) 642-3263W ednesday, October 31 Volunteers are needed to remove invasive and undesir able vegetation at the junction of Kings Hill Road and Route 107, across from the dumpsters in Coral Bay. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. on October 31 and wear heavy shoes, long sleeved clothing and bring gloves and bring water. For more details, call 776-2099. The Animal Care Center of St. John Shelter welcomes visitors and residents to the shelter on Wednesday, October 31, to taste free Halloween candies, enjoy the decorations and say hello to some of the shelters black Halloween kitties; and doggies, too. Thursday, November 1 Gifft Hill Schools EARTH program will be hosting a volunteer orientation meeting Thursday, November 1, at 1 p.m. for anyone else interested in volunteering in the garden, either with the students or on garden projects. Those interested should RSVP either via email to sarahhaynes@ giffthillschool.org, or text to (340) 643-2273. Friday, November 2 Residents are encouraged shots available at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on Friday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 693-8900. 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. Sunday, November 4 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The celebra tion for Sunday, November 4, is Sharing the Water of Life. Monday, November 12 The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting its annual meeting and potluck on Monday, November 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a short annual business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 16 Gifft Hill School Gives Back Community Service Day is Friday, November 16, at various locations across St. John.
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HH-FINAL TW 10.29.2012 C copy.indd 1 10/26/12 2:42 PM St. John Tradewinds, October 29-November 4, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) hosted 60 science professionals from across the country at a workshop through October 26. The workshop, titled Living on Earth III: Social-Ecological Systems Workshop 2012, or LOE III, provided an opportunity for researchers from the National Science Foundations EPSCoR jurisdictions to gather and engage in research and scholarly dialogue. The workshop began on October 23. LOE III addressed the need for effective integration of social sciences and natural sciences. It also addressed the need for efanalytical approaches in social-ecological systems research. LOE III continued the important work of two previous workshops LOE I and LOE II initiated and hosted by Alaska EPSCoR. The goal was to build science and research capacity in sustainability science across EPSCoR jurisdictions. Activities included experiential learning for coral reef resilience in the ter ritorys waters. VI-EPSCoR is a territorial program funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to build the territorys capacity sity of the Virgin Islands. For more information, contact VI-EPSCoRs Outreach and Education Coordinator Kaeche Liburd at (340) 693-1039 or email@example.com. St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh, signed an executive or der on Thursday, October 25, advancing a plan to revitalize downtown Charlotte Amalie and ensure the historic towns future economic vitality. The order signed last week endorses a summary report called The Towns Blueprint: A Vision and Code for Historic Charlotte Amalie. The community-supported report also established guidelines based on form-based codes that use the physical form of buildings as the organizing zoning principle. The Government of the Virgin Islands supports the efforts of the community-driven vision to preserve and restore the historic core of Charlotte Amalie as described in The Towns Blueprint and wishes to enable and encourage redevelopment in accordance with its Big Ideas, deJongh wrote in the executive order. The Department of Public Works is concentrating on the enhancement of the towns infrastructure, while the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is revising its zoning and subdivison codes. The two government organizations are collaborating with the community to formulate a vision for the district incorporating its unique cultural and historical characteristics to ensure economic strength. Advancing the vision was a grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust issued to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. That grant will fund a pilot project to demonstrate how a public visioning process, and resulting form-based and lead to quality new development in the Virgin Islands, especially in the town of Charlotte Amalie. The Driehaus Trust funding was used to contract drafting and implementation of Form-Based Code zoning. After the plan was printed and posted electronically, community workshops were hosted in March and November 2011 to review the draft illustrations and concepts and gather additional feedback. In December 2010, the Virgin Islands government invited the public to take part in a series of events, called charrettes to establish a community vision for the future desired urban form of historic Char lotte Amalie. Residents, property owners, business presentations and design sessions. The charrette process yielded several Big Ideas to guide development in the historic area, including plans to protect traditional building methods, transform the waterfront, connect pedestrian and transit networks and bring nightlife to the area. The report was published in January 2012 and has been widely circulated. By using it as a guidance plan, future development will be true to the community vision, deJongh explained.DeJongh Signs Order To Develop Charlotte Amalie
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