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Counseling for Domestic Violence Victims Now Available at MKSCHCPage 11Westin Resort Joins St. John Recycling EffortPage 7$16,000 Raised for Fight Against Cancer at Save Second BasePage 5 VOTE!GENERAL ELECTION Tuesday, Nov. 6thSTJ POLLING PLACES: Julius Sprauve School Guy Benjamin School November 5-11, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers and Jaime ElliottSt. John Celebrates Halloween In StyleFrom Coral Bay to Cruz Bay, residents of all ages got decked out in colorful and quirky costumes of all types on Halloween day and night, Wednesday, October 31. Additional photos on pages 2-3, 16-17 and 24.
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2012 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayM ONTH : OCTOBER3.24 inchesOCT. AVERAGE2.05 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D28.29 InchesY-T-D AVERAGE37.60 Inches St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 3 Thursday, Nov. 8thINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ..........20 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Earth Talk ............................18 Historical Bit & Pieces ...........8 Letters .................................14 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23Mongoose Halloween 2012St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime EilliottTrick or Treat?Mongoose Junction was full of witches, pumpkins, farmers, mummies, clowns, princesses and more on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, for the annual children's Halloween gathering. Children of all ages got into the fun. The little ones enjoyed trick-or-treating at the complex's shops while store owners got decked out themselves to hand out candy.
4 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 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 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds ___________________________ Editors Note: This questionnaire was sent out to both of the Senator at Large candidates, incumbent Senator Craig Barshinger and No Party Candidate Wilma Marsh Monsanto. Only Barshinger responded. ___________________________ TW : If elected Senator at Large what would be your number one priority? CB: For all islands, creating transparency in the Legislature. There are presently no systems to ensure that money is spent properly. Under the smokescreen, there has been more than $6.9 million in misspending, including pilfering. I propose to publish the expenses of the Legislature monthly on a website. The public would be able to scrutinize the expenditures, while the 15 Legislators can focus on solving the problems facing the territory. The costly and unreliable energy supplied by WAPA is one TW : What do you see as the biggest issue facing St. John residents today? How would you address this issue? CB: The threat of exorbitant property taxes looms over the heads of all St. Johnians. Our fellow Virgin Islanders on St. Thomas and St. Croix labor under the misconception that we are an island of millionaires. Our Governor and Lt. Governor have publicly perpetuated this myth. We know that the truth is that St. John residents incur higher costs for food, transportation, and virtually every commodity. While we are grateful for the several millionaires who call St. John home, the vast majority of St. John residents struggle with our higher costs and modest pay. St. John cannot and must not be singled out to pay more than their fair share. (See below for more on this issue.) Another critical issue is ferry fares. Six dollars is too much. It heightens the barrier between St. John residents and St Thomas. Two dollars would be reasonable. Everywhere from Seattle to Vieques, bridges and water transportation is subsidized, by local and Federal funds. I introduced legislation to set the rate at $2, and change the PSCs role from setting the fare to deter mining the size of the necessary ferry company subsidy. I didnt get convince my colleagues to suparound. I would like to try again if the support is there. characteristics do you have which would make you the best person to represent St. John as Senator at Large? CB: I am experienced yet retain my idealism and integrity. In my three terms as your Senator at Large, I have been in the majority half the time and the non-majority half the time. I have chaired two different committees. Another fact to point out is that ing the requirement of being a how many nights per year the other candidate spends on St. John: having an address is not the same who feels it, knows it. You have to live on St. John to fully appreciate our needs. TW : Property taxes are a serious concern for many St. John residents. How would you address the property tax issue on St. John? CB: As those who have followed the issue know, I persuaded Governor deJongh to return to the affordable 1998 taxation levels, thus averting a crisis caused by the erty revaluations. The property tax legislation passed in the 27th Legislature (while I was out) is unfair for St. John. Crafting a property tax system that is fair and workable for the entire territory is a big job. I have therefore formulated an advisory committee on each of the three islands to help craft a proper tax system. The St. John committee has met, and the two St. Thomas/St. John senators who are eligible for reelection on November 6 are in accord with this approach. It is my intention to bring this to fruition early next year before the next crisis arises. The executive branch has engaged DeLoitte & Touch, (Bear ing Point with another name!) to perform the next revaluations. I will be watchdogging carefully, as the last round the V.I. Government spent over $8 million on mass appraisal revaluations that were faTW : As far as infrastructure on St. John, what do you see as the most pressing needs on St. John and how do you propose to meet those needs? CB: properly marked. Particularly those damaged by Tropical Storm Otto. The Traditional Vendors Plaza plan, which is funded by the St. John Capital Improvement Fund and designed with the help of St. John vendors, is underway. My (Even after a bill is passed, it often takes weekly follow up to make sure anything gets done.) The 150 parking spaces by the Enighed Pond seem to be working out, and thus the pressure to create the multi-level car park has dimin-Senator Craig Barshinger Answers St. John Tradewinds QuestionnaireSenator Craig Barshinger
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With the main Cruz Bay street blocked off, hundreds of people partied for a purpose on Friday night, October 19, at the Third Annual Save Second Base Block Party, hosted by Woodys Seafood Saloon. The event is an annual homage to all of the women who have worked at the popular bar and restaurant over the years in the heart of Cruz Bay. All of the money raised at the event this year, which was estimated at $16,000, was donated to the St. John Cancer Fund, explained Woodys owner Todd Beaty. The party was excellent, Beaty said. We raised about $16,000 and that is all going to St. John Cancer Fund. Every penny of it will stay on St. John and there are zero administrative fees. That means all the money will go to help St. John cancer patients, said Beaty. Each year, V.I. Police Departfront of Woodys to be blocked off for several hours, as the crowds descend en mass. This year, about 400 people packed the area and enjoyed live music by Love Citys own reggae stars Inner Visions during the party, which lasted from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Inner Visions was awesome and everyone loved them, said Beaty. We had about 400 people for the party and there were no rufeveryone had a great time. Several neighboring businesses joined the fun this year as well, Beaty added. We give huge kudos to all our neighbors who got involved this year, he said. The Quiet Mon Pub had a bomb booth, Cafe Roma sold pizza slices, Castaways had an ice luge and Iguana Grill donated money as well. Party-goers bought out all of the Save Second Base T-shirts and es. Beaty was still trying to track winners down last week. By the end of the night, some people were a little intoxicated so of the names and phone numbers that were written down, he said. The party was another huge success and Beaty promised the islands most popular block party would be back again next October. As long as the VIPD keep let ting us close the street, well keep having the party, said Beaty. St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 5 Save Second Base Raises $16,000 for Fight Against Cancer St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersThe block party crowd enjoyed live music by St. John Phillip "Grasshopper" Pickering. Three Settlements have been reached with certain publishers in an antitrust lawsuit led by State Attorneys General about the prices of electronic books (E-books). The lawsuit claims there was a conspiracy involving three of the nations top publishers and others to x and raise retail prices of E-books. These publishers have agreed to settle the lawsuit (Settling Publishers) but deny they did anything wrong. A separate lawsuit with similar claims continues against two other Publishers and Apple, Inc. Who is Included in the Settlements? You are included in the Settlements if: 1. You purchased an E-book that was published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, or Macmillan (as well as certain other names under which these publishers also publish E-books), and 2. The purchase was made from April 1, 2010 through May 21, 2012, and 3. You were a resident of 1) a state other than Minnesota, 2) the District of Columbia, or 3) one of the ve U.S. Territories and Commonwealths at the time of purchase. If you would like to review a full list of the publishers included, please visit www.EBookAGSettlements.com. What Do the Settlements Provide? The Settling Publishers will contribute $69.04 million into a Settlement Fund that will be distributed if the Court approves the Settlements. The Settlements also include agreements by the Settling Publishers to comply with antitrust laws, and certain orders of the Court and the U.S. Department of Justice. If you purchased one or more qualifying E-books, depending on the retailer through which you purchased your E-books, you are eligible to: unless you ask for a check, or The Court must still approve the Attorneys General plan to distribute the Settlement Fund. There will be two levels of payments, based on categories of books. While the exact amount to be paid per E-book in both categories is not yet nalized, the best estimates of payments for each E-book you purchased are as follows: New York Times bestsellers: $1.32 per E-book. These include titles that were New York Times bestsellers at any time during the relevant period; and Non-New York Times bestseller titles: $0.30 per E-book. These include any titles that were not New York Times bestsellers during the relevant period.If You Bought an E-book You Could Get a Payment from a $69 Million Settlement Fund This notice is only a summary. For detailed information: Call 1-866-621-4153 or Visit www.EBookAGSettlements.com Legal NoticeHow to Get Benets? If you have received notice by email or postcard about the Settlements, the email or postcard contains instructions about whether you need to do anything to activate your credit or le a Claim Form to receive a check. If you have not received notice, you should call 1-866-621-4153 or visit www.EBookAGSettlements.com to learn more about the Settlements and decide whether to le a Claim Form. Claim Forms must be led online or postmarked by December 12, 2012. Your Other Rights You can choose to exclude yourself from the Settlements. The exclusion must be in writing and postmarked by December 12, 2012. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive a credit or check. If you do not exclude yourself from a Settlement, you will not be able to sue the Settling Publishers for any claims at issue in this case. If you stay in a Settlement, you may object to it in writing, postmarked by December 12, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object, and an Exclusion Form is available online or by mail. The Court will hold a hearing on February 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlements. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing.
6 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 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 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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 19OK everyone! Dust off those running shoes. Its time to get this holiday season run on Thanksgiving Day. Yippee! Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. The race will start at 8 a.m. A canned or non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated and will be donated to charity. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. Parking is limited, so racers are asked to please carpool The course will be a 5K looping course in the area of Annaberg, Francis and Leinster Bays. There will also be an abbreviated kids course for the little ones. Kids are welcome! Drag those parents out for an hour in the morning! The course is part road and part trail running. Runners should expect that to possibly get wet or muddy. There will be fun Thanksgiving themed prizes and awards! For more information, email Louise Wearmouth at louise@ surfbvi.com or call Matt Crafts at 401-835-2046.Turkey Day 5K Run Set for Nov. 22The 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 Run for the Record Event Gets St. John MovingSt. John Physical Therapy owner Jessica Schnell, right in (left center) photo O'Connell and her daughter Olivia, organized a Run for the Record event on Friday, October 26, at the V.I. National National Geographic Kids Magazine attempt to set two Guinness World Records, for the most people running 100 meters and longest chain of athletic shoes. St. John Tradewinds News Photos
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As the St. John recycling effort continues to grow with collection locations expanding all the time, one new addition has the group buzzing. Since launching aluminum can recycling three years ago, St. John Recyclers, which is run under the umbrella of St. John Community Foundation, has overseen the installation of collection bins from Coral Bay to Fish Bay. The latest group to join this effort is the Westin Resort and Villas, which is sure to make a huge impact on reducing the local waste stream, explained Celia Kalousek, SJCF executive director. Since starting three years so weve been focusing on eliminating aluminum cans from the waste number one need for recycling, said Kalousek. And now were so on board. St. John Recyclers recently supplied the resort with four collection bins as part of Westins efforts to go green, explained Kalousek. Westin engineers are also planning to work with St. John Recyclers to develop a super-sized can crusher to help reduce the volume of the recyclables at the resort, Kalousek added. Engineers at the Westin are willing to work with our volunteers to make an oversized can crusher so we can transport the In addition to the aluminum can recycling at the Westin, food from the resort to a new compost at the SJCF Community Garden on Gifft Hill Road, explained Kalousek. Nothing has been decided yet, but we are in talks with Westins Food and Beverage personnel about getting them a suitable container for their salad prep refuse, Kalousek said. We would take that up to our compost bins at the Gifft Hill Community Garden Park. quickly reach maximum capacity, many groups and businesses, like the Westin, are looking for ways to partner with groups like St. John Recyclers to help reduce the waste stream, Kalousek explained. Potential future program could see the islands glass and plastic We are looking for ways we duce the volume of glass and those materials, said the SJCF executive director. Right now will pay for glass and plastic but the cost of getting to them is more expensive than what we can get paid for it. thing, we really expect that would have a huge impact on the waste stream, said Kalousek. St. John Recyclers, which meets monthly, always welcomes additional volunteers. The group also reminds residents to sort and clean their cans before dropping them in collection bins, Kalousek added. The number one way to really help is when people bag their cans, please make sure not to mix in any other trash like plastic bottles or glass, she said. Also, it would be great to clean the cans so it is easier to keep the areas clean and that makes it easier to pick up the cans.St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 7 Engineers at the Westin are willing to work with our volunteers to make an oversized can crusher so we can transport the cans more The number one way to really help is when people bag their cans, please make sure not to mix in any other trash like plastic bottlesor glass. Also, it would be great to clean the cans so it is easier to keep the areas clean Celia Kalousek, SJCF Executive Director St. John Tradewinds A cruise ship visitor to St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 1, is trying to return a gold and diamond ring to its owner, but she does not remember who she got the ring from. The tourist said she visited many stores, trying on clothes and jewelry. The female tourist turned the ring over to the V.I. Police Department. She told police that she had visited about 50 stores in Havensight and downtown Charlotte Amalie and in one of them she tried on a gold and diamond ring. ued at about $1,000. Once the tourist realized the of Havensight and downtown stores to call 340-7155548 if they are missing a gold and diamond ring. The owners will be asked a series of questions to ascertain that the ring belongs to the store. Additionally the store owner will be asked for their contact information and will be required to sign a release before taking possession of the ring. 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 Cruise Ship Tourist Mistakenly Takes Diamond Ring from St. Thomas StoreWestin Resort Joins St. John Recycling Effort
St. John Tradewinds On Friday, November 23rd, the St John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group will conduct their 29th annual tour of the sites of the revolution on St. John and all are invited. The sites visited will include Estates Adrian, Catherineberg and Annaberg. The tour ends with a hike up Fortsberg to see where the revolution began on November 23, 1733. Atop Fortsberg was the Danish Fort where the enslaved Africans overpowered the soldiers even though they were armed only with cane knives. The slaves were driven to this extreme act by the inhumane conditions foisted upon them. Not only were they stolen from their homelands but also were subjected to a horrendous voyage across the Atlantic in chains and packed into ships so tightly that millions died on the way of diseases and starvation. The slaves on St John were set to work hewing plantations out of the bush. Natural disasters, drought and hurricanes, led to starvation. Also, the Danish governor imposed a draconian code of conduct for the slaves which called for penalties of death or dismemberment. All of these conditions made living conditions insufferable. Along with their heavy bundles also carried the weight of their insufferable conditions. They took back their humanity on top of Fortsberg and the spirit of freedom was reborn. The revolt here predated the French Revolution, the establishment of the Black nation of Haiti, the American Revolution, emancipation of slaves throughout the Americas, and our civil rights movements. The St. John Revolt not only preceded these events but was also a precedent for them. The freemonths despite repeated attempts to crush the revolt by the Danes and the British. Finally professional French troops put down the revolt. Conditions improved for the enslaved with the knowledge that further revolts were possible. V.I. historian and Griot Gilbert Sprauve will lead the hike and the commentary. He will be aided by retired V.I. educator and author Sele Adeyemi who shares his incredible grasp of the facts. Other educators contributing will be Lumumba Leonard, Leba Ola Niyi, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Francis and Alvis Christian. Of course, we will be inspired by the drumming of Ital Anthony and Echo People. The work of other scholars who have recently added to the under standing of the revolt will be discussed including Professor Jon F. Sensbach who has written Rebeccas Revival about the life of Moravian missionary Rebecca Protten wherein he noted precedence for the revolt in West African History, and Dr. Peter Stein who continues to uncover new information as he translates the works of C.G.A. Oldendorp, an early interpreter of St John history. The events of the day are evolving yearly and even today plans for change are being discussed. For example, the walk up Fortsberg may be scheduled earlier in the day to take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures. Extended food service may again be available to trekkers at a nearby restaurant. Better methods for anticipating attendance and transpor tation options are being explored. We anticipate expanded community participation and support. 8 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 Fortsberg Time of Rememberance and Rejoicing ber Reopening Nov. 6th Closed Sunday and Monday Myron Jackson, a veteran Fortsberg participant, offers libations during the ceremony St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Chuck Pishko
St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 9 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 MovedWE HAVE FISH 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! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds An exciting night of art and dance, and a venue supporting local arts education, is set for Friday, December 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery place. Intrigued by the connections and amazed by the beauty of the Caribbean and Japanese art aesthetics, Boulon approached St. John School of the Arts executive director Kim Wild about collabo rating on a project, Caribbanese, school. Kimberly came to us this summer and said she had this project she had wanted to work on for some time, said Wild. December 7 is her birthday and it is also, of course, Pearl Harbor Day. Instead of the date being a terrible day to remember, it is also her birthday and she wanted a way to cel ebrate. So why not celebrate by bringing Japanese and Caribbean cultures and art aesthetics together, Wild said. She noticed similari ties between Japanese art styles and her style which is deeply inin the Caribbean. signed on board to collaborate on off a beautiful painting, Eyes on the Prize, of which SJSA will be Adding to the excitement of the evening, a ceramic artist is also joining the project and showing work at the December 7 gallery opening. The ceramicist will also SJSA. tickets for $50, are available at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery and SJSA. The gallery is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and SJSA is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. heartedly joining the fun them selves. When she came to us, the more she talked about the project, the more we started thinking that instead of us just being there, we wanted to participate, said Wild. We think its a really cool idea and something truly different. We thought we could be very creative. Weve been working with our dancers and were just getting more and more excited about this, Wild said. Gallery opening attendees can expect to enjoy live performances, at least twice, throughout the night and more, Wild explained. Im working with six of dancers who will be performing a twominute piece, twice during the show, said Wild. They will also be doing some other things at the opening, but were going to be keeping that a secret. Former SJSA student and makeup artist Kaya Charles is also collaborating on the Caribbanese project, Wild added. Were so excited that Kaya is working on this with us as well, said the SJSA executive director. Kaya is a former student of ours and she went to college in Canada and is a makeup artist. Shes going to be working with us on some masks and face and body art. Its just a great marriage of professional artists, the art school and a recent graduate, said Wild. Were really excited about this. Experimental live music fusing Caribbean and Japanese styles will also be featured at the gallery opening, compliments of Eddie Bruce and Jared Warren. I cant wait to hear them, said Wild. They are going to keep the ambience of the night and really keep the Caribbenese theme. The project will also span most of the year for Boulon and SJSA. The December 7 Caribbanese openings celebrating Japanese and Caribbean cultures at Kimberly Boulon Fine Arts. The second opening will be on February 8, and the third on March 8. All three openings will feature a different is People, the second opening is Sea. SJSA students will be per forming at all three openings as well. This is very experimental and as an artist you have to be creative and always changing, said Wild. For more information call Wild at 779-4322.Celebrate Caribbean and Japanese Cultures with Kimberly Boulon While Supporting St. John School of the Arts
10 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE MONEY! Hurricane Sandy Brings Big WavesSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Mike Buchholz, above; Mares Crane, below. Sandy from Jamaica to Connecticut, local beaches were churned up by the massive storm. The Virgin Islands were never at risk of being hit by the super storm, yet area beaches were mostly wiped out last week with heavy surf and large waves as the effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt for thousands of miles.St. John Tradewinds The Fourth Annual Friends of V.I. National Park Online Auction, a signature event that raises funds to support programs and projects in V.I. National Park, will be opening in about two weeks for holiday shopping, and Friends is reachunique, special-interest items that the park. This much-anticipated event offers great deals on retail goods and services such as jewelry, dining, clothing, art, hotel and villa stays and excursions. There are already more than 40 items published for viewing before the auction opens on November 16. Highlights include a sevennight stay at the luxury villa, Isla Vista, a diamond and silver lim pet necklace and earring set from R&I Patton, gourmet catering, day trips, custom artwork, photography, weddings and much more. Retail values to be bid on are from $85 to $10,000. The popular online auction features items and packages for bidding in time for holiday gift giving, and island visitors often plan their vacation stays and activities based on the auction items. The event is widely publicized to Friends of VINP members and local and social media, making it a great way to showcase local businesses and activities. This triplewin scenario gives great deals to shoppers, great exposure to local businesses and great support to the VI National Park. The auction opens for bidding on November 16, at 9 a.m. EST and will run until December 9, at 8 p.m. EST. This years goal is to raise $30,000 to support Friends mission of the protection and preser vation of the natural and cultural resources of VINP and to promoting the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure. Any business which would like to be promoted through this event, should contact Friends of VINP to donate an item. Call Karen Vahling at 779-4940 or email email@example.com. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, November 14. Shoppers can preview the growing list of items and register to bid by visiting www.biddingforgood. com/friendsofvinp. Check out the fabulous items and deals to be had! Friends of VINP Online Auction Coming Soon St. John Tradewinds News Photo just one of the great prizes available for bid at Friends of VINP's online auction.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Despite the closure several years ago of the islands lone domestic violence agency, The St. John Community Crisis Center, there is help for victims of domestic violence. The Family Resource Centers social worker Annette Small is at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. She is also available after-hours on her cell phone at (340) 514-1823. We are offering counseling services for domestic violence situations as well as victims of sexual assault and child abuse, said Small. Residents can all call MKSCHC hours and ask to be connected to the Family Resource Center, Small added. The Family Resource Center, which is based on St. Thomas where it operates a safe house for victims of domestic violence, Since then, Small has helped a number of clients, but feared that many residents were still unaware of the service. Its going well up here, said of clients but I still think we need to get the word out that we are up here and were here to help. While the community has made strides in bringing the issue of domestic violence out of the shadows, much still needs to be done to address the issue locally, Small explained. cult for many people to talk about domestic violence, said Small. I think we still have a tendency to sweep this under the rug. But if we get people to break that silence and help make this topic not so taboo to discuss, were making progress. Were still working toward bringing domestic violence issues to the forefront, Small said. The Family Resource Center in Cruz Bay last month to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, yet were forced to relocate at the last minute due to construction at Frank Powell Park, Small explained. I know there were some people who didnt make it because they had to move from the park to the yard at Nazareth Lutheran Church at the last minute. But we still had something and to me that is a success. We were still able to give out brochures and let people know that we are up at Myrah Keating, Small said. Im glad that we were able to do something and didnt have to cancel the event entirely. We thank the church for allowing us to use their yard area. Those in attendance also observed and learned about An Empty Place at The Table initiative, which serves as a visual reminder of the deadliness of domestic violence. The exhibit An Empty Place at the Table was born from a desire to grieve the loss and celebrate the lives of women and children who were killed in acts of domestic violence in Northeast Pennsylvania, according to the Womens Resource Center website www. wrcnepa.org. In 1993, two women, Phyllis Mashie and Cindy Mar shalek, and a child, Sheena Marie Jones, were killed within 22 days of each other as a result of domestic violence. Following those heinous crimes, local organizations in the Pennsylvania area rallied together to remember the lives of those lost to domestic violence. The groups were also inspired by The Dinner Party and the Quilt Project. An Empty Place at The Table draws its inspiration from Judy Chicagos The Dinner Party, which represents women neglected in history, the Quilt Project, which memorializes victims of AIDS, and the book A Place at the Table by Edith Konecky, which examines mental illness and the systematic oppression related to the illness, according to the WRC website. The social issues addressed by these examples parallel the role that social and political systems play in the oppression of women and the need for family and friends to remember their loved ones. Inspired by these concepts and the image of an empty place created by domestic violence homicide, volunteer Jane Kopas suggested developing an exhibit of a table with personalized place settings for each victim. An Empty Place at the Table premiered in October 1993 at the Lackawanna County courthouse, according to the website. Tragically, domestic violence homicides continue to add place settings to the original Table. The project has been duplicat ed and shared across the United States and the USVI as a way to remember that domestic violence takes lives. The exhibition is a meaning ful way to mourn the loss of each victims life, said Small. It also raises awareness about domestic violence and the impact of this crime on our communities. It is a way to ensure that these deaths are not forgotten. For more information about The Family Resource Center, call Small at (340) 514-1823.St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 11 people to talk about domestic violence. I think we still have a tendency to sweep this under the rug. But if we get people to break that silence and help make this topic not so taboo Happy Holidays! 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12 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 Live the Dream on Lovango Cay By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Imagine living on an exclusively private and peace ful island with unparalleled beauty. It truly will be living the dream when you purchase a parcel of land on Lovango Cay in the exclusive upscale master-planned community with select home sites starting at $699,000, explained Islandia Real Estate sales associate Jane Kelly. This Lovango Cay development allows residents all the beauty and privacy of living on a privatelyowned island, while still enjoying all of the ease and attention of concierge services, explained Kelly. Sustainability can be sexy, Kelly said. Imagine living totally off the grid on this private island with all the luxurious concierge services you can imagine being available to you. Lovango Cay is conveniently located just between St. John and St. Thomas on the islands amazing north shore, Kelly added. Lovango Cay is a privately-owned island, resting ideally between St. John and St. Thomas, said the Islandia Real Estate sales associate. Yet it is only a With infrastructure already in place for the ideal green home, new buyers just need to move in and build, Kelly explained. The privacy of these North Shore properties is unsurpassed and the infrastructure is in place waiting for your Green Home to be built, said Kelly. The island has been designed and developed with innovative green initiatives in order to preserve its natural beauty and take advantage of valuable domestic resources. Living green becomes a reality with solar, wind and generator sources for your power, reverse osmosis and cisterns for your water, Kelly said. The northern side of Lovango is shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by Congo Cay, which is a nationally protected reserve. Lovangos close proximity to Congo has created a beautiful and intimate environment of shallow, calm, pristine, clear turquoise waters perfect for recreation and meditation. While imagining this dream life on a private island, dont think youll be living a cast-away lifestyle. The island features two 130-foot piers creating an easily accessible landing for yachts, boats and barges, plus all those 21st Century amenities of telephone, TV, and high speed internet services, said Kelly. ties, personalized hospitality and management ser vices provided through an established and operating Homeowners Association. These services are intended to facilitate the ultra high-end lifestyle and include but are not limited to 24/7 shuttle service to and from Cyril E. King Inter national Airport on St. Thomas, said Kelly. There is also a dedicated concierge staff to provide personalized services to meet your every need. Plus, Homeowners Association boats are available to ferry residents and guests to local islands and area destinations, Kelly added. There is also private on-site docking accommoda tions for everything from smaller vessels to up to 200single point of contact for all residential maintenance and marine service needs. From the pristine environment to the unsurpassed views, Lovagno Cay is a real Caribbean paradise. Lovango Cay is a true Caribbean sanctuary offering unique landscapes and panoramic views of the neighboring islands with the privacy and nourishing refreshment that only quietness can provide, said Kelly. Be the change you wish to see in the world at Lovango Cay. For more information about these exciting Lovango Cay land opportunities, call Kelly at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell at (941) 5445855. The serene beauty, and unparalleled privacy, of Lovango Cay awaits.
St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 13 E V E R Y N OV EM B E R A R O T A R Y C LUB OF S T JOHN CHARITY E V ENT FL A VO RSS TJO H N .CO M E V E R Y N OV EM B E R A R O T A R Y C LUB OF S T JOHN CHARI TY E V EN T FL A VO RSS TJO H N .C O M The Westin St. John Resort & Villas Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:00 -11:00 PMAs of Nov. 1, Participating Restaurants & Caterers Include: Wine Tasting & Cocktails byDionysus Wine Distributors, LLC, Premier Wines and West Indies CorpSilent Auction and Peoples Vote Live Music & Dancing with IshProceeds to Benefit the The Rotary Annual Scholarship FundDonations: $75.00/pp for Card Carrying Food Handlers, $90.00/ pp, $100.00/pp day of the event Dress: Island Fancy Tickets can be purchased at Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay), Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook & The Marketplace), St. John Hardware, St. John Properties, St. John Rotary Members and on-line at www.flavorsstjohn.com Asolare Caf Livin Caneel Bay Resort Cruz Bay Prime Deli Grotto High Tide LaPlancha LaTapa Morgans Mango Ocean Grill Queen of Tarts Spyglass Starfish Gourmet & Wines The Fish Trap The Tap Room Zozo's East West Catering Mathayom Private Chefs St. John Farm to Table Teds Supper Club2012 celebration with st johns best restaurants & caterers!
14 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.orgNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, NOV. 8thSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh said last week he had received a comprehensive report from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources which detailed the governments response to the crash of a private airplane on the morning of October 13. Commissioner Alicia Barnes report outlines the well-coordinated response and recovery which integrated the efforts of federal agencies such as the Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and local government agencies including Planning and Natural Resources, Port Authority, Fire Ser vices, Police Department, St. Thomas Rescue as well as private companies, contractors and numerous volunteers, deJongh said on Tuesday, October 30. The report, which was submitted on Monday, October 29, provided a chronological outline of all that transpired from the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in the pre-dawn hours of October 13 to the suspension of the search for missing pilot Kirby Hodge on Sunday, October 28. Hodge is presumed lost at sea. The report also reveals that passengers Rachel Hamilton and Darwin Carr drowned in the aftermath of the accident and that neither passenger suffered blunt force trauma as a result of the crash. DeJongh once again extended the sympathies of the people of the Virgin Islands to the families of Rachel Hamilton, Darwin Carr and missing pilot Kirby Hodge. They remain in our prayers deJongh. The governor also extended best wishes to the surviving passenger, Valerie Jackson Thompson, for her continued recovery. The governor expressed his sincerest appreciation to all who assisted in search for sur vivors and later in the recovery of both the aircraft and missing passengers. I especially want to single out for special recognition, Commissioner Alicia Barnes for her leadership in guiding and directing the efforts of the governments lead response agency, said deJongh. Director of DPNR Environmental Enforcement Roberto Tapia drea Tromben; Omari Lewis; and Gerald Mercer; along with Joseph Hodge, Emergency Operations Center Supervisor of VITEMA, spent 15 consecutive days on the waters to the south and west of St. Thomas in an active search for the passengers of the ill-fated aircraft. They each have my appreciation and that of a grateful Virgin Islands community, deJongh said. The aircraft accident remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 38 Grand Larcenies: 63 Rapes: 1The Top Dogs team wishes to say thank you to the St. John businesses who donated food and money to Top Dogs. By helping defray Top Dogs expenses at the St. October 20, these merchants made it possible for us to donate a larger net amount to the shelter. We were able to give ACC $700 from our sale of lemonade, soda, and designer hot dogs at the fair. St. John Ice gave us all the ice we needed for our coolers. St. John Hardware gave us cooking gas, tables, and table cloths. Asolare donated $125 towards the cost of food. Merchants Market gave an additional 15 percent off the wholesale cost of food. use in buying food. Every dollar earned at our food booth goes towards helping to feed the homeless cats and dogs at the ACC shelter. These kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs all need forever homes. In the meantime, theyre receiving good food, fresh water, medical care, clean housing, and professional care from the shelter staff. Thank you, St. John merchants! Jennifer T roisi Sally Nelson Karen Radtke Craig RoubThank Y ou Note from Top Dog TeamDeJongh Receives Final Report on Governments Rescue and Recovery Mission Following Plane Crash
St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 15 Paul Kessok, left, toasted with Chef Paul Trujillo, right, and bar manager Daniel Peters, center, at the opening of Kessok's new restaurant Simply Italian at Ma gen's Point Resort on St. Thomas. St. John Tradewinds News photo by Jaime Elliott Simply Italian Opens at Magen's Point Resort St. John Tradewinds The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Decisive and the air crew of a Customs and Border Protection aircraft combined efforts to locate and rescue a four-man crew from the overdue coastal freighter Two Brothers Saturday, October 27, in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 75 nautical miles south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The four survivors from the 87foot coastal freighter were adrift for two days after the vessel beboard, which burned through the majority of the vessel. The crew did a great job in preparing for rescue and assistance once we were diverted; upon arriving on scene they again displayed the utmost professionalism and compassion in making sure the survivors were taken care of, said Cmdr. Mark Walsh, USCG Cutter Decisive For many of the cutter crew, this case and it will only reinforce their resolve and dedication in making sure they are always ready. Sector San Juan Watchstanders urday morning from one of the owners of the Two Brothers, who reported the vessel overdue after it failed to arrive to Tortola, British Virgin Islands Thursday night from a trip that initiated in the island of Aruba Monday, October 27. Sector San Juan Watchstand ers diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive to search for the Two Brothers and coordinated with Customs and Border Protection Caribbean Air and Marine Branch to provide assistance with the search efforts. The crew of a responding CBP DHC-8 marine surveillance air craft located the four crewmem bers aboard the disabled Two Brothers Saturday morning. The crew of the Decisive ar rived on scene and assessed the sea worthiness of the Two Brothers and transferred the four survivors to the cutter, where they received initial medical treatment, food and water. The survivors and the tow of the Two Brothers were transferred by the Decisive to the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo, who in turn, transferred the survivors and the tow of the vessel to the Tug Boat Midnight Expressport to Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The USCG Cutter Decisive is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter home ported in Pascagoula, MS, while the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo is a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.USCG, Border Protection Crews Rescue Four from Overdue FreighterSt. John Tradewinds News Photo The freighter Two Brothers was adrift for two days about 75 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico.
16 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 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 Directory clowns, lifesavers to table lamps, packed Skinny Legs in Coral Bay on Wednesday night, October 31, for the annual Cheryl Geller (photo at bottom; and on front page) won the grand prize trip for two to St. Croix, but all of the costumes were creative and impressive. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottCoral Bay Celebrates Halloween at Skinny Legs
St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 17 Coral Bay Celebrates Halloween at Skinny Legs
ished. We can still create the multi-level car park and in fact there is an appropriation to get started with it, subject to public interest. The Pine Peace basketball court repairs have been funded by the Legislature and Public Works claims that the work is imminent. The 170-acre Coral Bay Central Park is a wonderful investment for our future, with historical ruins, walking and biking trails, and recreational facilities. It could even contain senior housing. It cannot be created after Coral Bay development accelerates, it must We have appropriated $4 million. The Forest Legacy partner did not come through, so we are looking for another philanthropic conservancy organization to Stuart Smith, the St. John Planner, has been reassigned to the St. Thomas CZM directors position. This is not satisfactory. On this count and many others, St. Johns assets have been raided by our execu needs a planner. The Legislature is the First Branch of Government, which 1) passes laws, 2) authorizes spending, and 3) exercises oversight of the laws and spending. The Governor, our Chief Executive, is responsible for executing the laws and policies we pass, and for spending the money we authorize. These roles have become seriously askew in the last two years.18 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 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; firstname.lastname@example.org Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.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 Sen. Barshinger Answers Tradewinds' QuestionnaireContinued from Page 4 Dear EarthT alk: I heard that the Arctic summer sea ice is at its lowest level since we began recording it. What are the implications of all this melting? Jo Shoemaker, Bowie, MD It is true that on September 16, 2012 the world reached a new low: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the extent of sea ice across the Arctic was at its lowest since satellite record-keeping began in 1979. On that date the sea ice reached its summer mini mum, 1.32 million square miles, half of what the average size of summer ice was between 1979 and 2000, and almost 20 percent lower than the previous record minimum of 1.61 million square miles set on September 18, 2007. NSIDC added that, despite especially warm conditions in 2007 being much more favorable for sea ice loss than this year, the thinning of sea ice due to climate change has made the ice more vulnerable to breakup and melting. Meanwhile, researchers with the European Space Agencys CryoSat-2 probe reported in August that beyond the loss of sea-ice extent, the thickness and volfaster than expected. They found just 1,679 cubic miles this past summer as compared to 3,118 cubic miles in the summer of 2004. They anticipate that the Arctic could be icefree in the summer for a day or more by the end of the decade. The implications of such melting are potentially immense. For starters, wildlife like polar bears, seals and walruses depend on sea ice for their survival; their habitat is literally being pulled out from under them. Polar bears were added to the federal Endangered Species List in 2008 for this very reason in what environmentalists herald as a great victory in that the fedglobal warming and would therefore be able to take more decisive action to rein in carbon pollution of course, that part of the dream has yet to be realized. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that melting sea ice and accelerating Arctic warming spur changes in the jet stream that increase the frequency of weathcold spells in the mid-latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The fact that 2012 has been a scorcher all around July was the hottest month on record, with twopant and half the counties in the country designated as federal disaster areas only makes the connection between carbon pollution and the greenhouse effect all the more apparent. Environmentalists argue that we already have the technology and the legal tools to achieve rapid greenhouse pollution reductions. Full use of all of the Clean Air Acts successful pollution-reduction programs is our best route to quick reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, said Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversitys Climate Law Institute. The Obama administration, however, has been too slow and timid in using this bedrock law to cut pollution. The polar meltdown shows were teetering on the brink of climate-change catastrophe, said Wolf. Arctic sea ice plays a critical role in regulating the planets climate. We cant wait any longer to cut car bon pollution.Artic Summer Sea Ice at Lowest Level
St. John Tradewinds St. Thomas/St. John District Insular Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry announced the selection of Faye Richardson as the districts 2013 Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Sunday, October 28, during the districts selection banquet, which honored each of the Teacher of the Year Finalists and celebrates their accomplishments. Along with Richardson, this years distinguished nominees were: Kisha Corbett (CTE teacher at Addelita Cancryn Junior High); Kalisha Mathurin (reading teacher at Julius E. Sprauve School); Lillian Moolenaar (4th grade teacher at E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary); and Major Gregory Cochrane (Senior Army instructor and JROTC Battalion Leader at Charlotte Amalie High School). spective schools principal and faculty, then evaluated by a panel of judges made schoolbased and district-level administrators from across the St. Thomas/St. John District. We are thrilled to have had the opportustanding teachers, Smith-Barry said last week. We believe that Mrs. Richardson is an excellent selection, who truly represents the best the teaching profession has to offer with her years of exemplary service to didate. Richardson emerged with the highest score from the judges, who were impressed with her experience, teaching philosophy and her thoughts on current issues and trends in education, Smith-Barry added. A graduate of Eudora Kean, Richardson has worked at her Alma Mater for the past 26 years and currently serves as a 9th grade team leader, along with the AP Psychology and V.I. History teacher. College prep is also a top priority for Richardson, who has continued to expose her team dubbed the Brilliant Bonitos to different activities that would allow environment and process. Were teaching the students about the type of credits they will need to graduate from high school, and then college, so they can go on to work in real world, Richardson said, after a career fair hosted last year at the school. We also want to expose them to environments such as UVI, where they can get the full experience of what college has to offer. Richardson said her teaching philosophy encompasses three basic beliefs: that a rigorous classroom experience, which stresses both academics and creativity, is critical to learning; that motivated students strive to excel; and that a well structured classroom, that is both physically and emotion ally pleasing, helps to drive the educational process. At last weeks event, many of Richardsons colleagues, family and friends spoke about her unwavering dedication to her craft and to the lives of the hundreds of students that have passed through her hands over the years. I think that I have been teaching all my life, Richardson said. And at Eudora Kean, my goal is to see the school shine, and shine through the successes of the students. Kean Highs principal Dr. Sharon McCollum added that Richardson can best be dethroughout campus as a dedicated teacher that works with any and every child. ignites learning in her classroom, McCollum said.St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 19 Saturday, October 27 1:38 p.m. An employee of Delbert Hill Car Rental c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 2:30 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto collision. 4:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone broke the rear glass of her vehicle in the area VINP. Damage to a vehicle. 10:37 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone was trying to break into her rental vehicle through the roof. Damage to a vehicle. Sunday, October 28 11:53 a.m. A Caneel Bay Apartments resident p/r that she was in a verbal altercation with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Monday, October 29 12:06 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that the fence on the ramp of OConner Car Rental was damaged. Destruction of property. 1:36 p.m. A citizen c/r a landlord and tenant dispute. Disturbance of the peace. 3:50 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r an auto collision in the area of Estate Fish Bay. Auto collision. T uesday, October 30 1:05 p.m. An Estate Concordia resident c/r that his residence had been broken into. Burglary in the third. 6:40 p.m. A security guard at the Westin Resort and Villas c/r that copper was stolen from the A/C units on the premises. Grand larceny. W ednesday, October 31 8:53 a.m. An Estate Peter Bay resident c/requesting police assistance to pick up equipment from his contractor. Police assistance. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333Faye Richardson Named Teacher of Year for STT/STJ District St. John Tradewinds News PhotoSt. Thomas/St. John District Teacher of the Year Faye Richardson accepts accolades and a monetary prize at the DOE selection banquet. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottDoug Bean, left, with a cadet in the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Junior ROTC took home a brand new iPad recently, after winning the group's monthly as the group raises money for an upcoming gala. Tickets, $3 each, are available from all cadets and IEKHS JROTC program.
20 St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 BLUE LANGUAGEACROSS 1 Slapstick bit 4 Co. that owns MapQuest 7 Shuttle launch org. 21 Pallid 22 Have a milky shimmer 23 Certain cabochon-cut gem 25 Wave functions of electrons in atoms 26 Pal of the Lone Ranger 27 Car with a four-ring logo 30 Pentagon military group 36 VCR tape successor 38 Sauna locale 39 PC bailout button 41 Cut a crop 43 Muzzle 47 Jimi Hendrix album 57 Poke lightly 58 Yahtzee accessory 61 In the future 63 Lock partner 67 Glum 79 General Jeb 80 Pay cash for 81 Volkswagen convertible 86 Ritz maker 92 Meadowland Nicolas 96 Compact car of the 2000s 99 Widespread Eurasian duck 111 Long-running Cartoon Network series 119 Georgia ex-senator Sam 121 Bullring bull 122 Vital artery 125 Table in a history book 128 Catholic Christmas Eve service 131 Restated 134 Basketball two-handers 135 For fear that 136 Operative 137 Tee lead-in DOWN 1 Central idea 5 Ending for pay 6 Cheeky talk 7 Biblical book after Micah 8 Comment in parentheses 9 Sacred spot 12 Start of an objection 13 Put cuffs on 14 Yale alum 15 Eyeball parts 18 Novelist Ken 20 Joker Johnson 24 Bit of butter 28 Points where lines meet 32 Knelled 34 Despise 35 Merman or Mertz 36 Imbibe 37 Event locale 42 Sty animal 45 Mentalist Geller 48 Sensation of taste 50 Patella locale 53 Basic unit of heredity 54 Hebrew, e.g. 59 Pen prisoner 60 Inner city, informally 62 Wonderment 65 Surg. sites 68 Bro or sis 69 University email ender 71 Container for recyclables 72 Fencing attack 74 Certain Wall St. trader 75 Greek lamb sandwich 76 Soft mineral 77 Double-disc cookie 78 500 sheets 81 Overstate 82 OPEC ship 85 Lake catch 88 Co. top dog 91 Yukata sash 94 Formerly 95 System for linking computers 100 Complaining sorts 101 Yearn (for) 102 Rawls or Gehrig 107 Intact 109 Like an impish kid 111 Opposers 112 Rather 113 With 114-Down, not114 See 113-Down 124 Some vipers 127 Skater Midori 128 .001-inch unit displayer 130 Not square St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com 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) 642-3263Monday, 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.; annual business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. T uesday, November 13 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 culturebearer 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. 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. Friday, November 16 Gifft Hill School Gives Back Community Service Day is Friday, November 16, at various locations across island. The schoool is also hosting a shoe drive. Thursday, November 22 The St. John Landsharks on Thanksgiving Day. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. The race will start at 8 a.m. A canned or non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated and will be donated to charity. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. There will also be an abbreviated kids course for kids. For more details, email Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt at 401-835-2046. Thanksgiving Holiday. Friday, November 23 The St. John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group's 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. Hikers will depart from the area near Sputniks Restaurant. 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.
St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Side: near Weston $700 One bedroom, one bath w/d Gift Hill $900 One bedroom, one bath w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath $1000 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1400 Two bedroom, one bath, IN TOWN, $1700 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1600 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, loft, one bath, IN TOWN $1900 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $1900 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 TV NBC 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 340-776-6496 A TTENTION homeowners Have you purchased wood from Paradise Lumber or MSI Building Supplies that is now rottng? You may have been sold defectively treated lumber that will affect the Associates. NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 8 THEMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org CALL 340-776-6496 For Rent Chocolate Hole 2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath (Dec 1st) Fully Furnished. Electric included. Close to Westin and beach. $2000. Call Ron 715/853/9696 Housing Wanted Public Notice 2004 Toyota Tacoma SR5, 4WD, TRD Package, Automatic, 4-Door, AC, Michelin Tires, Silver, Excellent Condition. $15,500. 514-3890 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 EMAIL email@example.com for a quote on your next classied ad. Autos For Sale 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 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 TWBuilding@earthlink.net 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 Professional 20-year resident couple seeking 3 or 4 bedroom home to rent long term. Must be clean, quiet and well maintained. Contact 340-643-5965 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 Storage Space
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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 WEST I N TI M ESH ARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTI ONALS from $55,000 HH-TW 11.5.2012 A.indd 1 11/1/12 2:17 PM St. John Tradewinds, November 5-11, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh congratulat ed hundreds of Virgin Islands elemen tary school students in the St. Thomas/ St. John district this weekend for completing his Fourth Annual Summer Reading Challenge. Festivities included Fun Days on St. Thomas on Saturday, October 27, at Emancipation Garden and on St. John on Sunday, October 28, at the Gifft Hill School Trayser Athletic Field. Every year, we host Summer Reading Challenge Fun Days in both districts in recognition of all the students or more books over the summer, said deJongh. I am tremendously proud of everyone who participated, and am help them become informed citizens, serving them well over their academic and professional careers. On St. Thomas, the Fun Day included arts and crafts, face painting and an art contest. Some students also had their nails polished, and others saw a sushi-making presentation. Students received balloons, played at a video game station, and enjoyed a hula hoop contest. The Sunday Fun Day on St. John featured story-telling by Kwabena Davis, and children enjoyed jumping around a bouncy, face painting and animal balloons, as well as playing traditional games. Students also participated in a mini writing workshop with Christina Kessler, a local author. Culture Man was the Master of Cer emonies at both the St. Thomas and St. John events. St. Croixs Reading Challenge Fun Day was on October 21. In total, over 500 students in the ter ritorys public and private schools par ticipated in the 2012 summer reading of appreciation for their achievements. Governor deJongh thanked everyone who contributed to ensuring that the Fun Days were a success, including librarians, school principals and volunteers who came out to celebrate. The governor also acknowledged the important contributions of many agencies and organizations, including the Virgin Islands Fire Service, the Vir gin Islands Public Libraries, and the VI Water and Power Authority. DeJongh Congratulates STT/STJ Student Participants of Annual Summer Reading Challenge St. John Tradewinds News Photo sFace painting, bottom left, story time, bottom right, and writing workshops, above right and left, were just part of the fun at the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge celebration on St. John.
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