St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 11-26-2012
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Caribbanese Exhibition Will Feature Dance, Ceramic, Art, Haiku and MorePage 10Historic Fortsberg RememberedPage 3Embrace the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Tree MarthaPage 7 November 26-December 2, 2012 Copyright 2012 High fashion and fanciful jewelry took center stage at Mongoose Junction's annual Evening in the Courtyard soiree. Bay's stone shopping complex to start their Christmas shopping while enjoying a fashion show, drumming and specials throughout Mongoose Junction. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON P AGE 4.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Thanksgiving Regatta ResultsPage 5 St. John Sailor Kyle Brego Places Seventh at National High School Laser ChampionshipPage 12


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 Taxi Medallion Auction for Veterans Is Scheduled for December 13St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission Executive Director Judith Wheatley announce last week that pur suant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of the VI Code, the commission will host its annual veteran medallion auction on December 12, 13 and 14. This auction is open to Virgin Islands veterans of the US Armed Services only. Applications can be picked up at the Taxicab Comday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bid forms must be deposited in the bid box no later than 10 a.m. the day of the auction. gin Island Veteran on the island for which the bid is scheduled. Bid applicants must be present at the time of auction. Bid envelopes will be publicly opened on the date and times indicated. Any persons who purchase a medallion at auction pursuant to this subsection is prohibited from transferring said medallion by sale, lease or otherwise, within three years of purchase. Thereafter such transfer, lease or sale must be to another eligible veteran. Only approved buyers may bid. On St. John the auction will be on Thursday, December 13, at 11 a.m. acceptable is bid set at $20,000 for St. John. A 10 percent down payment of bid amount (nonrefundable deposit if the sale is not consummated) is required at the time of the bid or no later than 3 p.m. on the same day. This down payment must be paid in ment of the Virgin Islands. The remaining balance of 90 percent must be paid in a like manner within 10 days after the date of the and the Medallion will be issued. If the balance is not paid within the allotted 10 days, the second highest bidder will automatically be awarded the bid. Call the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission at (340) 693-4211 ext. 4002 for more information. Helping Others in a Positive Environment (HOPE) will mark World AIDS Day with a parade on St. Thomas and a candlelight vigil walk on St. John. eryones imaginations and let everyone know that getting to zero is lands. World AIDS Day is dedicated to increase awareness of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic. Throughout the United States and other parts of the world, December 1 is utilized as a day of remembrance of those who have passed and a celebration of the achievements made. On St. John HOPE will host a candle light vigil walk on Friday night, November 30, at 6 p.m. at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. On St. Thomas, the group will host the Second Annual World AIDS Day Parade on Saturday, December 1, from R.L. Schneider Hospital to Charlotte Amalie High School starting at 5 p.m. For more information contact Kahaina Browne at 777-1611 or kbrowne@hopeincvi.org. rum on net metering on Thursday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m. on this public forum to discuss and determine the current status of the net metering program on St. John. This meeting is open to the general public and solar professionals, who are invited to come and share experiences with net metering. Representatives from WAPA, DPNR and the V.I. Energy and installation process. mandates that the Virgin Islands generate 30 percent of its power from renewables by January 1, and a majority of power from renewable energy by 2020. For more information, contact Andrea Milam at andreami lam1@gmail.com or Barry Devine at 514-3532.Meeting on Net Metering Nov. 29 HOPE Marking World AIDS Day With Candlelight Vigil on St. John opening hours at its ReSource Depot. Beginning November 29, the depot will be open Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. This is in addition to current hours of Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and Monday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Donations and purchases are welcome during these hours and additional hours are available by appointment. The ReSource Depot offers a wide selection of new and gently used building materials for new builds and home renovations, sold Road right off Centerline, across from the Susannaberg Transfer Station. To view a partial list of the ReSource Depots inventory, please visit www.igbavi.org. IGBAs ReSource Depot Extending HoursThe St. John Montessori School will host its 4th Annual Holiday cember 8, at the Marketplace starting at 8 a.m.Montessori School Bake Sale Set Dec. 8St. John Tradewinds The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror ity, Inc. will host its 18th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday, December 26, at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. The public is cordially invited to join Sorority members as they take time to celebrate Kwanzaa at its annual public community celof St. John will be honored as the 2012 community elder. This years celebration will feature a sorority/audience fashion show with a prize being awarded to the winner. The public is encouraged to come dressed in their most fabulous African wear and participate. The program has grown tremen hosted in 1995. This year promises to be festive and fun as in times past with local artists and students from the various schools, dancers, and other performers such as the Love City Leapers, Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Thomas Majorettes, and the Mongo Niles Cultural Dancers, to name a few. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is currently soliciting performers and presenters. For more information about participating, contact the chapters Program Committee Chairperson Annette Henderson at ahenderson340@yahoo.com, or 998-3530, or Elisa Hodge, President at 514-2957 by Wednesday, presented to all who participate. AKA Seeks Kwanzaa Celebration Performers


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 3 Thursday, Nov. 29thAbove: Leba Ola Niyi, above with his able assistants, INDEXAlmost the Local News .........9 Business Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Earth Talk ............................16 Letters .................................14 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Historic Fortsberg RememberedSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Chuck Pishko29th Annual Tour by St. John African Slave Revolution Commemoration Committee and Pan-African Support Group Is Now HistoryLeft: program of the day. She was assisted by Mr. Lumumba Leonard. The libations were preceded Above Center: Dr. Above Right: Dr. Gilbert Sprauve orients trekkers at the topographical map in the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center. Above Left: Ms. Felicia offers further libations at Fortsberg while Dr. Sprauve and Leba look on. Above Right: appointed head of the UVI VI Caribbean Cultural Center getting ready to address the crowd. Below Left: Mr. Lumumba Leonard displays his African singing skills. Below Right: Mayor Deborah A. Jackson of the city of Lithonia, Georgia, wonders aloud at the beauty of Fortsberg. The trek was recommended to her by Attorney Bourne. Lithonia is the site of two National Heritage Areas. Left: Ital Anthony, shares his skills in creating cultural wonders. Right: Professor Sele Adyemi of Virginia presents the keynote talk on how important culture is to our continuing identity.


4 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 Huge Crowd Comes out for Evening in the Courtyard Mongoose Junction's Evening in the Courtyard was fun for all. Local models, at left and below left, showed off the during the fashion show and customers sipped glasses of bubbly while shopping at Jewels, below right. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers 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! The monthly meeting of the St. John Chapter will be Tuesday, November 27, at 5:30 pm (promptly) at the Battery, in Cruz Bay. Next St. John Chapter Meeting Nov. 27 The annual Coral Bay Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. at the Coral Bay basketball court. Residents from across the island are invited to come out and sing their favorite Holiday songs with their neighbors. Presents for local children will be accepted. Make a note of whether the wrapped present is intended for a girl or boy and the appropriate age and drop it off at the Coral Bay Community Coun19. Or bring those wrapped presents to the Sing Along. Happy Holidays!Annual Coral Bay Sing-a-long Dec. 19 the Animals) will be hosted on Saturday, January 19, at Lautre ACC Winter Gala Set for January 19 movies for the year on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. Black and Owen Wilson. The storyline is based on a birding enthusiast seeing and hearing as many different species of birds in one year. This movie was chosen because of the birding content and to excite members and non-members to participate in the Annual Bird Count on December 15. Come for the fun of the movie and learn how to can participate in the bird count. The movie is free and will be screened on the V.I. Audubon Society Hosting Movie Night on Dec. 4 at The Marketplace


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 5 EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 Sails Fill Harbor for 31st Annual Thanksgiving Regatta REGATTA RESULTS:Friday, November 23 Single Handed and T raditional Ocean Wave Laser Barlas African Queen Paige Clarke Calabreeze Hysteria Katama Paradise Found Southern Breeze Zephyr Easy Chair Brightness Buxom Saturday, November 24 PHRF Under 30 Grey Goose African Queen Reality Switch Laser Barlas Sweet Ting Dulcinea Sniper PHRF Over 30 Osprey Wild Ting Trinka Kiote Ocean Wave Multi Hull Easy Chair Hysteria Pursuit T raditional Calabreeze Buxom Cruising Under 35 Dream Time Southern Breeze Zephyr Absolute Cruising Over 35 Paradise Found Terra Nova Levana Motu


6 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Runners Showcase T alent at BVI Half-Marathon(L to R) Ruthann Davis, Peter Alter, Yvonne August, Christie Brown, Audrey Penn, Greg Wingate, Nicole Wohning, Grassi, Courtney Wingate, and Tenesha Tortola, BVI, to take part in the island's Half Marathon on Saturday, November 17. Congrats to all the runners!St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Audrey Penn Present this ad. Save 10% ABOVE THE MA IN LOBBY SERVING WEDNES D A Y SUND A Y : : P M BAR & LOUNGE OPEN : : P M R E S ERV A TIONS HIGHL Y RECOMMENDED EXT. By Poin T Enn Y achting Editor St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Yachting Club has purchased patterned on the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Project chairman Dick Richard said the planned slips for about 250 yachts will be small er than the San Diego Yacht Club, but will accommodate larger yachts. Eric Craptons Blue a spot. One of the reasons we are moving into Muilenburg clubhouse is that people felt it was said Richard. Weve ordered 40 chandeliers for the enormous, formal dining room to be custom made in Murano and Maho using recycled Red mentally responsible since we got a lease to use The cavernous reception hall will be a favorite place for weddings and commemorative dinners for the upper 1 percent or even the upper .01 per cent. But of course it would be reserved for members Elsa Engel, heiress of the Winnebago fortune operating expenses since Donald Trump could not come through with his promised support. What good are billions if you dont use them While membership in the Coral Bay Yacht ing Club will remain extremely exclusive, the general public will be welcome once a week for the Sunday Buffet that will be served in the informal beach-front snack bar. This will be welcomed since Caneel stopped serving their Sunday Brunch. The monthly blowout with Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga caviars and Crystal will remain for members only. We plan to institute the Around, Around, Around and Around Leduck Race and the 24-Hours of Anegada Passage to add to our alCBYingC Commodore Bateau Leakey. Virgin Island yachting will never be the same. Heard in the Street: Three members of Pussy Riot are hiding out in Coral Bay. They are growing beards and wear say nothing if you see anybody strange in Coral Bay. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com allmostlocalnews@gmail.com Coral Bay Yachting Club Builds Club House


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 7 Continued on Page 18St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Christmas Tree Martha owner Marth Toomey, above, doing what she loves spreading some holiday cheer.Embrace the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Tree Martha By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds By donating every penny she makes at Christmas Tree Martha to Family, Martha Toomey fully embodies the true spirit of the Holiday Season. Toomey is selling and renting fully designed and decorated Christmas Trees at Christmas Tree Marketplace. Stop in to see her collection of themed Christmas Trees which range from the eclectic to the traditional. Bartenders, restaurateurs and the party lover in everyone will adore the Holiday Spirits Tree, decorated with wine cork garland, shot glasses and comes complete with cocktail napkins, hand-knitted mitten decorations which hold mini alcohol bottles and noise makers. The Amenities Tree is the per fect way to welcome a stateside family vacationing on St. John for the holiday. The tree comes complete with swimming goggles, bay rum cologne, St. John maps and guide books and even mouth wash. pink confection just begging to be brought home for a little princess. The pink tree features glittered decorations and lace accents. The Beach Tree features brightchests bearing jeweled treasure, sea horses, sailboats and more. With everything from wooden tops to fuzzy teddy bears and even a beautiful doll handmade in Sante Fe, the Toy Tree will bring out the child in everyone. Prices for the trees range from $100 for a small decorated tree to more than $1,000 for a towering tree decked out to the nines with garland, glass decorations and more. Toomey is also excited to offer one special tree, she explained. Sloop Jones is making a tree of-a-kind and you know its going to be beautiful. There will be just one Sloop Jones Tree and I cant Toomey will also be offering live Douglas Fir trees for sale as soon as they reach the island, she added. And keep Christmas Tree Mar tha in mind for the next few weeks, when Toomey will be hosting par ties and get-togethers. Join Toomey on Thursday, November 29, to make paper chain garlands, and throughout December for a music afternoon, when Handels Messiah will be featured, and a movie day, to watch Charlie ey. I love to do this and I want people to come in and have fun While celebrating the season, sales at Christmas Tree Martha support a very important cause, Marys Family. dedicated to advocating for people with disabilities a decade ago in her home state of Virginia. Since then, Marys Family has been instrumental in changing ofwith disabilities and improving the publics attitude toward people with disabilities, explained Toomey. We were the premier advocacy group which rewrote legislation in the state of Virginia that removed We had a 4H Club and also started a state-wide Political Action Committee, which eventually became a nation-wide Political Action ComMarys Family emphasizes that the greatest gift one can give someone with a disability is friendship, Toomey added. We focused on changing peoples attitudes about people with to remove the patronizing and condescending attitudes. Disabilities are natural; there is nothing not Her work earned Toomey the 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: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE MONEY!


St. John Tradewinds The Fourth Annual Friends of VI National Park Online Auction, a signature event which raises funds to support programs and projects in the national park, is now open for bidding through December 9 at 8 p.m., EST. 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 50 items published for viewing and bidding. Retail values to be bid on range from $85 to $10,000 with opening bids only one-third of retail costs. Highlights include a sevennight stay at the luxury villa Isla Vista, several other villa and travel packages, a diamond and silver limpet necklace and earring set from R&I Patton, a seven-day bare-boat charter on a 52-foot Hylas, gourmet catering, boat, kayak, other adventure excursions, dining, artwork and more. The popular online auction is in perfect timing for holiday gift giving, and island visitors often plan their vacation stays and activities based on the auction items. The event helps local businesses reach a broad audience while giving support to the VINP. 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 promote the responsible enjoyment of this cial hope to top that. I am hoping to shatter the $30,000 mark and set a new reof VINPs development director Karen Vahling. Donations are closed for this event, but are being accepted for Friends of VINPs Ninth Annual sidio del Mar in Peter Bay on February 23. Contact Vahling at 7794940 or kvahling@friendsvinp. org with any questions about the online auction or gala events. Shoppers can view and bid on items at www.biddingforgood. com/friendsofvinp. For more information, call 340-779-4940.8 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 Friends of VINP Online Auction Open for BiddingSt. John Tradewinds that co-founding member Dr. Barry Devine will assume the role ture of former Executive Director Karen Vahling, who has moved on to a position with Friends of V.I. National Park. Devine, a local resident research scientist and author who has been active in local community efforts over the past decade, inJohn Rotary, where he spoke about his environmental work with the Coral Bay Watershed. Following the presentation, Devine and local architects Bill Willigerod and Doug White gathered to discuss how they could get the word out to local contractors, homeowners, heavy equipment operators, and others involved in the design and build process that erosion was doing serious damage to the islands born. Barrys credentials as an environmental scientist are wellHis devotion to the environment and St. John are known and director, Barry volunteered to assume this vacant position to enDevine worked as chief scientist at UVIs Eastern Caribbean Center for 10 years; acted as the EPA CARE grant research coordinator for the Coral Bay Community Council; is co-author viously developed low-impact residential areas and habitat-rich golf courses. My role will be to continue to expand the success of the ReSource Depot, take over planning and administration for the group, and address local education on green building through Barry Devine Named New Island Green Building Association Exec. Director A beautiful diamond and sterling limpet set by R&I Patton, above, is one of the many great gifts available for bid in Friends of VINP's online auction. 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


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 9 By Nadia Dudkin GHS Eighth Grade Special to St. John Tradewinds Since I can remember my Mom has made homemade food. Shes been a pastry chef, a waitress, a cook and a private caterer. And although my Moms authentic Russian and Ukrainian food is awesome, nothing can beat my Babas Vereniki. My family and I go to Ukraine every other year to see my Dads family. Even now, as an anti-social teenage girl, I love seeing my Baba cook. Its so fascinating see such a tradition being kept alive. Ever since they started to bring in foods in packages in Ukraine, the country has lost some of what made it special. Its becoming more and more like America. But luckily, there are still a few out there who are keeping the culture alive, whereas todays generation of women are clicking in heels as they fail at boiling water. But that aside, I love to cook with my Baba. Ill peel potatoes and listen to my Baba tell my how much Ive grown and how pretty Ive gotten in Russian. Then I sit and watch her mash the potatoes. She makes the dough and makes little circles. Each one gets either potato or meat, but each gets love. She makes little crescents and makes designs on the cor ners of the meat ones in order to know the differ ence. My favorite memories in Ukraine are riding the dingy trains and going to the farm. But the culture my Baba shows me tops all of that. She shows me how important your roots and family are. She shows me how to embrace my culture. person, she still keeps her fashion sense in tact. Her bright pants and bedazzled tops match as much as stripes and polka dots (which shes done before.) Her bleached hair stands on her head with hundreds of bobby pins in her hair. Later on the door bell will ring and Ill answer the door in Russian, asking who it is. Once I know its my family, I let them in. My older cousin, Aunt and Uncle will come in, or on rare occasions, family friends. We bring the big table into the middle of the living room and half of us will sit on one side on the sofa and the other half will sit on the chairs. Well laugh and make jokes that I wont under stand, begging my parents to translate. If I dont eat enough my Aunt and Baba will worry and tell me to eat more, pushing food onto my plate. Theyll stay for hours and hours, snacking on bring out the tea and cookies and then after that everyone will leave. No one really knows how important these nights are to me. They make me have pride in my Ukrainian heritage. And the food isnt too bad either.GHS EARTH Journal Happy Holidays! Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Potato VerenekiDough 1 tablespoon of salt 1 egg water Filling Mashed Potatoes Onions sauted in butter Salt and Pepper for taste Directions for dough and salt with a fork until there are rough looking crumbs. Add enough water, mixing as you add. the dough is smooth and not sticky. Let it rest for Make mashed potatoes (using three medium potatoes) with butter, milk and season to tablespoons of butter until golden. Add potatoes and cool. T o assemble Roll out dough. Cut out small circles of dough using a cookie cutter. Fill each center with the potato mixture. Fold in half like a crescent moon and pinch to seal. T o cook Boil water with salt. Boil vereneki until they rise to the surface of the water. Drain the vereneki and mix with butter. Serve with sour cream on top if you want. St. John Tradewinds The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced last week that as a result of the recent rains throughout the territory, the Division of Environmental Protection anticipated negative environmental impacts caused by stormwater runoff. DPNR advised the public to refrain from using the waters throughout the territory until these effects subside. DPNR also advised parents to instruct their children to keep away from stormwater-impacted beaches as well as areas with manholes and stormThere may be an elevated health risk to anyone swimming in stormwater-impacted areas as a result of increased concentrations of bacteria. All persons should also be aware that storm-water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm-water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins). DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters. For more information call 774-3320.DPNR Issues Advisory on Storm Water Runoff


St. John Tradewinds Kimberly Boulon is showcasing Helen Dunker leys ceramic work as part of her Friday, December 7, Opening Reception for Caribbanese: Caribbean/ Marketplace. The event, from 5 to 8 p.m., promises to be an exporting local arts education. 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 collaborating on a school. 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. Adding to the excitement of the evening, Dunker Helen Dunkerley has been an exhibiting ceramic artist and teacher of ceramics for over 20 years. Her work is in many collections both public and private in Australia, USA, Denmark and Singapore. I am so pleased that Helen is joining me for my Born in Melbourne and living in Australia, Dunker ley spends part time on St. Thomas, using local clay for some of her artworks that will be on display for the show as well as pieces made from porcelain that banese. For this exhibition I have centered my chosen works around the occupations and domestic activities of the people; presenting and eating food, designing pots hold an important and revered place in Japanese culture (check a humble tea bowls value if made by a Master). My work tries to capture that Japanese balance, the given asymmetry that somehow appears My forms and surfaces mostly derive from the clay used is sourced from where I stay on St. Thomas, a high temperature it has become almost glasslike in Dunkerleys work will be on display through December and January at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art on St. Thomas. Caribbanese fun themselves.10 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo "Caribbeanese" opening on December 7.Continued on Page 18 S O M E F R I E N D S O F P A N T S M A N D A N P R E S E N T . A N O T H E R A L M O S T W O R L D F A M O U S C O R A L B A Y S T Y L E C H A R I T Y M I N I G O L F T O U R N E M E N T DECEMBER 8, 2012 @ SKINNY LEGS IN CORAL BAY, COME JOIN US FOR OUR ALMOST WORLD FAMOUS CORAL BAY OPEN MANY HOLE SHOTGUN SCRAMBLE 11:00 AM START W/ AFTER PARTY AT SKINNYS. PRIZE AWARDED FOR BEST DRESSED FOURSOME. DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR RAFFLE PRIZES AND INDIVIDUAL HOLE SPONSORSHIPS CALL 643-5313 FOR MORE INFORMATION SIGNUP AT SKINNY LEGS, CONNECTIONS EAST & WEST LIME INN OR QUIET MON $100 TEAM $25 INDIVIDUAL $20 TEE SHIRTS $100 HOLE SPONSORS WILL RECEIVE NAME OR LOGO ON BACK OF TEE SHIRT Caribbanese Exhibition at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery T o Feature Dance, Ceramic Art, Haiku and MoreSt. John Tradewinds News PhotoDunkerley collects clay on St. Thomas for


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds unteered their time and energy for numerous groups across St. John on November 16 as part of the event. From Coral Bay, where middle school students helped clear brush from the pocket park, to Cruz Bay, where students washed V.I. Police Department vehicles, students in all grades did something to improve their community. Fifth graders decided to help lemonade stands. Half of the class set up at Connections in Cruz Bay and donated proceeds to the nation Alexs Lemonade Stand. The other half of the class supported the St. John Cancer Fund by hosting a food and lemonade Marketplace. In addition to raising $900 for SJCF, the students also composed essays about how it felt to support tion. wrote Emily Murrill. For example, it was hard when someone for donations. But after a while, it Most of the things we did were It felt good to get so much money. We also saw a lot of people just donating and not even taking The lemonade stand went It felt good to know I was helping stop cancer. There were up sides and down sides to the day. An up side was the cinnamon buns were Palminteri wrote. It was tiring, but worth it. Some people came to the stand and just donated and It feels so good raising money Francis. It is so sad that so many people die from cancer. I loved going up to people and explaining St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 11 SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.viGHS Gives Back 5th Grade Raises Money for Cancer CharitiesIt feels so good raising money to help people live. It is so sad that so many people die from cancer. I loved going up to people and explaining our cause. Gifft Hill School Gallows Point Gift & Gourmet has something for everyone on your gift list! From exploratory gifts and games about the sea for children, to Caribbeaninspired cheese boards, napkins, and napkin rings. Or, check out our selection of Scout durable beach bags. Weve added a line of locally made larimar jewelry and bejeweled bookmarks. Local designer Elizabeth Schmidt is just back from Bali with exotic beaded purses, coconut picture frames and jewelry. Grab a piece of home-made banana bread and a cup of coffee while youre shopping, or a gourmet sandwich made fresh daily from Sam & Jacks Deli. Come Check Out Whats New Located at Gallows Point Resort 340.693.7730just in time for the holidays! Boat in a Bottle Kit, Mariners Compass, or Message in a Bottle make great gifts for any occasion Coming Soon ... Next month we will be churning out espresso, cappuccino, iced coffee and some light breakfast items like smoothies, granola and yogurt, fresh baked croissants, banana bread, and specialty bagels. ber Live Jazz Tuesday Closed Sunday & Monday St. John Tradewinds News Photo Fifth graders at Gifft Hill School, above, chose to raise money for two cancer charities during the school's annual community service day recently.


St. John Tradewinds Kyle Brego, a life-long St. John resident, has just returned from competing in the National High School Laser Sailing Championship, where he placed 7th in the nation, representing Antilles School Sailing Team. This prestigious champi onship, also known as the been recognized by the Inter scholastic Yacht Racing Association, now the Interscholastic Sailing Association, as the ISSA National Singlehanded Championship. Only the top 18 laser high school sailors earn an invita tion to compete at the cham pionship, which took place at the US Sailing Center in Long Beach, California, last week. Brego was among three sent the Southeast Region and their respective high schools placing second at the Southeast District championship in September in Clearwater, Florida. Brego is proud to be among the top 10 high school laser sailors in the country today, but he began his sailing career 12 years ago with the youth and the Sea, St. John. He owes much of his success to the nurturing and supportive KATS program which at the age of 8, Brego explained. Brego grew to sail with USVI Optimist Sailing Team, training out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, where he contin ues to sail today. Since training with the USVI Optimist Sailing Team, Brego has competed in numerous local, national and international sailing competi tions, including Optimist and Laser class North American and World Championships. He placed 9th at the North American Optimist Championships in 2008, and took 3rd place with his team in the team racing at the World Championship in 2009. He placed 15th last year at the Laser North American Championship and 4th at the Buzzards Bay Regatta. Brego sails with the Antilles School Hurricanes Sailing Team, which has won or placed in most National Championships over the last few years. With saltwater in his veins, Brego will be sailing in major laser championships throughout the coming year, as well as sailing with his high school team as they compete nation ally. Brego aspires to continue his sailing career in college next year, where he plans on pursuing a course of study in Marine Transportation. For complete results of the Cressy Championship check out http://www.hssailing.org/ news-results/full-post/20122013-cressy-championship.12 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 St. John Sailor Kyle Brego Places Seventh at National High School Laser Sailing Championship Brego did Antilles School and the Virgin Islands proud, taking seventh place in the prestigious Cressy Championship in Long Beach, CA.St. John Tradewinds News Photo


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 13 Soak Up the View from Rainbows End By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Tucked on a hillside just above Cruz Bay harbor, Battery Hill is a quaint condominium complex consisting of only nine units with breath-taking water views. Rainbows End, a two-bedroom, one bath, poolside unit is for sale for $465,000, explained Holiday Homes sales associate Abigail Schnell OConnell. The condo offers spacious living, both indoors and out, OConnell explained. One of the best features of this unit is the large covered veranda that provides an outdoor living space living and still have the ease of lock-up-and-leave Rainbows End is situated just steps from the common pool and expansive deck area overlooking the swaying boats moored in Cruz Bay harbor below and the Caribbean Sea and off-shore cays. Soak up the sun and the views from one of the many lounge chairs perched around the pool, or enjoy your own private front deck. kitchen. Walk out of the inside living room area to the shaded veranda. Enjoy meals al fresco at the dining area or stretch out in the comfortable outdoor living space. Rainbows End and Battery Hill are conveniently located near the amenities of Cruz Bay, OConnell added. Battery Hill is comprised of only nine condo units, situated just above the harbor of Cruz Bay and the Holiday Homes sales associate. The unit is currently a popular short-term rental, OConnell explained. This two bedroom, one bath condo is the perfect she said. I think this would be a perfect retirement spot for a couple with dreams of owning a piece of If youre dreaming of owning a conveniently locat ed and well-appointed condo in Americas paradise, call OConnell at (340) 998-1934. Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #3 DO respect our natural ghuts; they inltrate water into the ground, provide habitat, and carry water to the ocean. DONT throw litter or debris in ghuts, or remove plants and trees in ghuts. CBCC-Educational Ads 8.13.2012.indd 3 8/13/12 11:32 AM St. John Tradewinds News Photo living space.


14 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOV 29th 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Armed Robberies: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 67 Rapes: 1This week, we mark the beginning of the Holiday Season with the celebration of Thanksgiving and as we join with family and loved ones to celebrate we also stop to remember the many blessings we enjoy. For many of our neighbors and fellow Virgin Islanders, this has been a challenging year, a year where we have faced hardship and uncertainty. And yet, even so, I believe we have much to be thankful for. How can we not be thankful for our shared heritage and that strong sense of community that has endured for generations and has shown us that we can overcome any obstacle, any challenge, when we face them together. These traditions have instilled in our people a spirit and compassion that has helped many press our thanks to one another and to the Lord who supports us all. Our territory is making steady progress in rebuild ing, expanding and diversifying our economy in the aftermath of a global recession that originated far from our shores, but washed over our territory with a terrible impact. There is still much work to do in order to, once again, get our economy creating opportunities and prosperity for all of our residents but we have begun to see improvements and through our contin ued efforts we are beginning to see better days. giving as a national holiday in 1863 after the Union its greatest challenge: How to reunite and rebuild after a great Civil War. As we in the Virgin Islands prepare to celebrate a hundred years under the American Flag, we know that both as Virgin Islanders and as Americans we can build our future and rebuild our economy better and faster in unity, with cooperation, with faith, and with hope. That knowledge that Hope is what I believe we should give thanks for as we celebrate this holiday with family and with friends. And as we do this, let us not forget to reach out and help someone else, someone we may not even know, fully into our community by our acts of offering food, comfort, or maybe just a little heartfelt compassion and companionship. I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving and my best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday Season. Sincerely, John deJongh, Jr. GovernorGovernor deJongh Wishes Happy Holidays T o All Letters To St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds News Photo Local photographer and videographer Steve Simonsen, above standing, shared his hit video showing thousands of hermit crabs migrating at Nanny Point on the island's south shore to a packed house at last week's Audubon Society meeting. The group is hosting a screening of "The Big Year" on December 4 at The Marketplace.Hermit Crab Migration Video Enthralls Audubon


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 15 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Licensing and Consumer Thanksgiving holiday food basket survey, which was completed on November 14. The holiday food basket survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices on grocery items typically used for a Thanksgiving meal. The number of items compared on each island varies as a result of comparison guidelines which require that items are identical in order to produce a valid survey. St. John On St. John three stores were surveyed: DolMini Mart. A total of 30 of the same items were compared at each location. The difference between the highest and lowest priced holiday food basket $22.23. Some of the items which made up the holiday basket for St. John included: sweet potatoes, cabbage, fresh pumpkin, celery, onions, potatoes, green banana, green peppers, cheddar cheese, macaroni and cheese, sparkling cider, cranber ry juice, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, diced tomato, cream liquor, vegetable oil, and evaporated milk. The lowest priced food basket was found at Pine Peace Mini Mart with a basket cost of $86.50. Dolphin Market came in second with a food basMarket with a holiday basket cost of $108.73 St. Thomas On St. Thomas four stores were surveyed: Plaza Extra, Food Center, and Pueblo supermarkets in Long Bay and Sub Base. A total of 38 of the same items were compared at each location. The difference between the highest and lowest priced holiday food basket was $10.10 The lowest priced holiday food basket was found at Plaza Extra with a basket cost of $135.82. Pueblos Subbase and Long Bay locations came in second and third respectively. Pueblo Subbase had a food basket cost of $140.31, while Pueblos Long Bay location had a food basket cost of $142.42. Food Center came in fourth with a basket cost of $145.92.DLCA Releases Results of Annual Holiday Food Basket SurveyPine Peace Mini-Mart Has Lowest Prices The SIS FRANK CONCERT SERIES2013 Friday Night Encounters Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.T HE AHN TRIO JA NU A RY 25 People Magazine called the Ahns, classical musicians with impeccable credentialsstunning the classical and chamber music world. Sisters Angella, Lucia, and Maria Ahn have appeared in St. John twice before leaving many admirers for the way they have innovated on the standard piano-trio literature. They have created their own label L.A.M.P. (Lucia, Angella, Maria Productions) to allow them greater freedom to explore new, cutting edge projects. It is with this commitment to innovation and creativity that has the Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music. W orld Class Performers Come to St. JohnThe St. John School of the Arts is proud to present a high quality series of performers throughout the winter of 2013. In reestablishing this tradition we are honoring the legacy of our cofounder Sis Frank, a true St. John icon, who worked tirelessly to keep a vibrant arts presence on our island. By purchasing tickets and attending the performances you can participate in making our island a more joyful and enriching place to be. GARRY DIAL with LUBA DOLOGOPOLSKY JANUARY 4THE AHN TRIO JANU ARY 25SJSA FA CUL T Y CONCERT MARCH 29NEW YORK EMPIRE TRIO APRIL 12 This project is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.G ARRY DIAL JANU ARY 4 with LUB A DOLGOPOL SKY The New York Times raved about Mr. Dial who is a positive and probing pianist whose improvisations develop on several levels... He has rmly established himself as one of the most prodigious and respected talents in jazz today, performing with such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Haynes and many others. Here he teams with vocalist Luba Dolgopolsky who trained at the prestigious New School Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in New York City. Ms. Dolgopolsky is a vocalist who has worked professionally in New York City for well over a decade, beginning her early career as a jazz singer in New York clubs. F A CUL T Y CONCERT MARCH 29 Surely an event no one will want to miss!! Our 15-strong faculty is widely known in St. John but less known are their professional talents and achievements. The list of world class organizations where they have performed and numerous awards will surprise you. You will be entertained and amazed by the quality and variety of this performance. SURPRI S E GUE ST A R T I STS WILL BE A NNOUNCE D AT T HE EVEN T! N EW YORK EMPIRE TRIO APRIL 12 Back by popular demand the New York Empire Trio will build upon their stunning 2011 performance. With Kalin Ivanov, cello, Entcho Todorov, violin and Margrit Zimmermann, piano, this trio performs a repertoire from early classical to contemporary pieces with a stunning vigor and passion. After their Carnegie Hall debut they were chosen as featured artists of the month at the Obama for Arts Entertainment Organization. Purchase Your Concert Series Tickets Now!Join us in honoring our co-founder, Sis Frank, and support the arts on St. John by ordering your concert series tickets now. $100 SERIES TICKET : Includes 4 concerts for the 2013 season CLICK HERE TO OR D ER ONLINE : www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org Follow the link on the home page to make a purchase instantly. or MAKE CHECK S P A Y ABLE T O SJSA and mail to: PO Box 180, St. John, VI 00831 Remember to state the quantity of series tickets you are purchasing Single performance tickets will not go on sale until December 13th and will cost $30 per ticket so concert series subscribers are assured of seating and enjoy lower pricing. Please call 779-4322 if you have any questions. Through a diverse curriculum, the St. John School of the Arts helps each student to reach his/her artistic potential and to develop life skills that lead to a more fullling and more productive future. We have a special commitment to serve as many of our island children as possible. Net Metering issues facing residents and businesses in The VIThursday, November 29th 5:30 p.m. The Marketplace, 2nd Floor, Cruz Bay2012-13 Season Seminar Series New Stuff coming in every day! Old Stuff you need! Saturdays 9:30am 12 Noon Mondays 7:30am 12 Noon Thursdays 7:30am 12 Noon Resource Depot Gifft Hill by the Dump LARGE DONATED SELECTION OF NEARL Y NEW: Hardware, xtures and building parts HIGHL Y DISCOUNTED ITEMS: Windows, doors, fasteners, sinks, toilets, plumbing, electrical MANY DOLLAR & FREE ITEMS: Multiples of many widgets, big and little stuff that you wantMAKE AN OFFER! To volunteer or donate household, building, boat and other items call 514-3532. Announces New Hours!


16 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 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. Church DirectorySt. John Tradewinds Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. announced last week that the group will launch a new session of its Emerging Young Leaders Program in January. The Emerging Young Leaders program recognizes that middle school is an incredibly crucial period as impressionable girls deal with issues such as becoming a teenager, parental and peer relationships and other life changes. It will develop the skills and tal ents of middle school girls (grades 6, 7 and 8) and will consist of four areas: Leadership Development; Educational Enrichment, Civic Engagement, and Character Building. Program trainers will be multifaceted women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and community leaders and each chapters program will follow a uniform structure worldwide. This opportunity is being provided to middle school students in the St. Thomas/St. John district in grades 6th through 8th. Applicants must be enrolled in school, complete the application and other forms, maintain a C+ grade point average, submit a typed personal statement less than 500 words, and agree to follow instructions. Students are encouraged to apply immediately as space is limited. The program will commence in January and will end in June; new sessions will commence in September and will consist of monthly weekend activities and occasional civic engagements. For an application or information call Anise Hodge at 340-6437453 or nicety.13@hotmail.com. Dear EarthT alk: What are the new nutrition standards for school lunches that have some students boycotting their cafeterias and discarding the food? Melissa Makowsky, T renton, NJ Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets whether they like it or not. The change is due to new school meal standards unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last January, per the order of 2010s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The new standards are based on the Institute of Medicines science-based recommendations, and standards for school meals since 1995 when lowand no-fat foods were all the rage. standards represent an important milestone in efforts to improve the dietary habits and health of increasingly obese American kids. Schools misguided reliance on processed foods for speedy, low-labor cost production, industrys $1.6 billion in child-targeted advertising and a lack of faith in our childrens dietary curiosity [have] created a generation of the group reported. With nearly 17 percent of Americas children now clinically obese and a staggering 32 percent overweight, the time is long past to address the unhealthy food environments our The new standards limit calories per meal to 850 for high school meals, 700 for middle school and 650 for elementary and more than double the mandated minimum servings of fruits and vegetables while reducing the sodium, saturated fats and trans fats in school kids diets. Whole-grain foods, beans and dark green and orange vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes have replaced things like pizza and French fries as staple items in schools that follow the program. Of course, not everybody likes the changes. Lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parody videos and other means have been utilized coast-to-coast to voice opposition to the healthier meals. Some affected cafeterias blame the new smaller portions and healthier fare for causing as much as a 70 percent drop-off in school lunch program participation since the new standards took effect. Psychologists understand that kids may not come around to new foods right away but will eventually eat them so the federal government and most participating schools are sticking to their guns. cant hardships employing the new calorie requirements, we stand ready to work with them quickly and effectively to remedy the situaccording to the USDA. dards far outweigh the costs, acSchool meals can help children develop healthy eating habits or they can prime them for a life of poor health and unnecessary sufto and appreciation of nourishing food. Whether they can help shift eating norms across the country remains to be seen, but regardless millions of American kids will likely now get their healthiest meals of the day on a tray in their school cafeterias.New Nutrition Standards for School Lunches Emerging Y oung Leaders Program T o Start in January


St. John Tradewinds V.I. Board of Public Accountancy is hosting a series of educational seminars geared towards all tential CPAs and persons within the accounting profession. The seminars will be at Mar riots Frenchmans Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort with meetings open to all CPAs, potential CPAs and interested persons on Tuesday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will include mobility, education, enforcement, peer review, ethics and changes to the permitting and business license processes. The seminars are hosted by the V.I. Board of Public Accountancy in conjunction with the National Association of State Boards, The American Institute of Public Accountants, and the Accountants Coalition. Entitled On the Road to Substantial Equivalency and Uniform educational seminars will provide substantial information on the UAA. The UAA is a model bill to regulate the practice of public accountancy and provide a comprehensive system for enhancing public protection, facilitate consumer operation of the capital markets. Currently, the US Virgin Islands Public Accountancy Act of 1957 with amendments through 1998, no longer meets the needs of the dynamic and constantly changing profession of accountants. For more information or to receive a registration form (no cost) please email jvhodge@hotmail. com or shayla.solomon.@dlca. vi.gov. Travel grants and ground transportation are also available for per sons travelling for the seminars. Interested persons should contact the on St. Croix at (340)718-2226. The UAA Sixth Edition, dated August 2011 can be found at http://www.aicpa.org/Advocacy/ State/DownloadableDocuments/ UAASixthEdition.pdf.St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 17 Board of Public Accountancy Hosting Educational Seminars Choice W ireless VIP Open T ennis T ournament Set for February 15-18St. John Tradewinds Over 100 tennis players from the Virgin Islands, Caribbean and several U.S. mainland states are expected to compete in the Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament, set for February 15 to 18, and hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. The tournament has grown to welcome several ATP-ranked players as well as host strong players in the B and Open divisions. In addition, this highly-re garded event is the only tennis tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands sanctioned by the USTAs Caribbean District. We are delighted to once again invite tennis players locally, nationally and internationally to join us here in the U.S. Virgins Islands for a great tennis competition, the worlds most beautiful beaches, delicious tournament co-director with Elsbeth Rowaan. This is our 7th year to host this event at the St. Thomas Yacht Club and we thank our sponsors, Choice Wireless and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, who Players can compete in eight divisions in this U.S. Tennis Association-sanctioned tournament, including Open Divisions for both men NTRP ranking 4.5 and above in singles and doubles. The B Division, for men and women NTRP ranked 4.0 and below, there is singles, doubles and mixed doubles play, as well as mens over 60 doubles. Play will be best of three sets for all divisions. Draw will be closed at 16 so sign up soon. The deadline to register is January 25, at 5 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.styc. net. The entry fee of $45 per person for one event or $60 per person for two events includes an event Tshirts, souvenirs and a welcome buffet dinner at St. Thomas Yacht Club. Matches will take place on courts at the STYC, the host location for Semi-Finals and Finals play, as well as at the Sugar Bay Beach Resort and Spa and Anby USTA and International Tennis Federation head referee, Hector Figueroa, from Puerto Rico. The public is invited to come out and watch the action. We are proud to sponsor this second annual Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament in beautiful St. herd, CEO of Choice Wireless. The St. Thomas Yacht Club is the perfect setting for intense competition and for enjoying some of the best weather, beaches and Bring your best game and compete against playsaid Shepherd. Bring your families and friends too for an unforgettable vacation. Choice Wireless will make it easy for you to text, call, share photos, update Facebook and in general boast about your trip to the Choice Wireless is offering special rates on phone rentals and high-speed internet for the tournament. Call home and on-island with a Choice Wireless phone for only $5 per day. While on-island, stay connected with high-speed for $5 per day. Both available for rent at the Choice Wireless booth at the tournament or call 340-7158241 or 340-715-8243 Monday Friday 8 to 5 for details and theyll have everything set up for when you arrive. The Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament is sponsored by Choice Wireless, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, St. Thomas Yacht Club, Sugar Bay Beach Resort and Spa, and CaribFor more information, call 340-244-2124 or email viopen@choice-wireless.com.


When she came to us, the more she talked about the project, the more we started thinking that instead Wild. We think its a really cool idea and something truly different. We thought we could be very creWeve been working with our dancers and were said. performances, at least twice, throughout the night and more, Wild explained. Im working with six of dancers who will be per said Wild. They will also be doing some other things at the opening, but were going to be keeping that a 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 is a former student of ours and she went to college in Canada and is as makeup artist. Shes going to be working with us on some masks and face and body Its just a great marriage of professional artists, the Experimental live music fusing Caribbean and Japanese styles will also be featured at the gallery opening, compliments of Eddie Bruce and Jared Warren. poetry by Beverly Melius. A longtime resident of St. John and beloved community member, Melius has her heart in writing, and Boulon felt fortunate that she found time to give her thoughtful energy to the Haiku. As friends for many years, I am truly honored that Bev is gracing my paintings with her sensitive of artist, painting and viewer/poet, with additional interpretation by one viewing the painting and Bevs The project will also span most of the year for Boulon and SJSA. The December 7 Caribbanese openJapanese 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 SJSA. SJSA students will be performing at all three openings as well. 18 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer ArchitectureCrane, 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; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs 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 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 Caribbanese Exhibition at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art St. John Tradewinds News Photo Boulon's work will feature a melding of Japanese and Caribbean styles.Continued from Page 10 logging long and tiring hours. Three years ago her family made the move to St. John and took a well-deserved break from advocacy work. Not one to idle long, however, Toomey is back working to revitalize the federally mandated V.I. Developmental Disabilities Council. She also launched a Tennis Clinic in May which meets each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. for the public and special needs students at Julius E. Sprauve School. Christmas Tree Martha is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Toomey is also open to special requests, so just ask, she added.Embrace the Holiday Spirit with Christmas T ree MarthaContinued from Page 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Christmas Tree Martha.


St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 19 Friday, November 16 berg resident c/r he was involved in an auto collision. Auto collision. Saturday, November 17 12:36 a.m. A V.I. Police contact with an auto collision near Natures Nook in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 1:33 a.m. A nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r that someone was assaulted. Robbery in the third. 2:07 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that she was assaulted. Simple assault. Sunday, November 18 8:30 a.m. A Caneel Bay Apartments resident c/r that someone was trespassing. Trespassing. 1:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. Aggravated assault, D.V. Monday, November 19 2:12 p.m. A visitor at the Westin Resort and Villas r/ that the window in their rental car was broken by a rock from a grass cutting machine. Damage to a vehicle. T uesday, November 20 3:10 p.m. A visitor from Maryland p/r damage to his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 5:05 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident r/ that he heard two men threaten to shoot him. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 5:11 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision. Auto collision. W ednesday, November 21 1:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a man refused to pay him for work done. Police assistance. 9:20 p.m. A citizen c/r hear tate Enighed. Illegal discharge of Thursday, November 22 2:15 a.m. A citizen p/r that his peace is being disturbed in the area of Cruz Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 2:51 a.m. An citizen r/ that the father of her children assaulted her in the area of Cruz Bay. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. wald resident p/requesting police assistance to retrieve some items. Police assistance. 1:30 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that a male was trespassing on his property. Trespassing. Friday, November 23 2:35 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ someone not breathing. D.O.A. No time given Bells Towing removed a red Jeep from the area of Estate Adrian near the National Park Service Sign. The vehicle was overturned and abandoned. St. John Tradewinds Crime has a cost and it is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community through higher prices and higher taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in residents pockets. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of infor mation may be just what they need to solve these cases. St. John On Wednesday, November 14, about 10:30 a.m., a woman returned to her vehicle parked at the Motor Vehicle Bureau lot and discovered it had been burglarized. The main item stolen was her red bag which contained several credit cards, a silver ring, a diamond ring and an opal and diamond ring. St. Thomas On Sunday November 11, at about 3 a.m., a man driving in the area of Lindberg Bay Road was was struck in his left upper leg, was treated for a gunshot wound. St. Croix Recently police responded to a domestic violence call. As they were investigating the scene, they were informed that the suspect had weapons in the home. Police immediately secured a search cated. The suspect was charged. This is what happens when the community gets involved. If you know anyone who has illegal weapons or is dealing drugs, report it and help make your neighbor hood a safer place to live for you and your family. Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStop persUSVI.org, or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers United States Virgin IslandsSt. John Tradewiinds News PhotoPocket bikes are illegal on all public roads in the territory. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333VIPD SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK: Pedestrian SafetySt. John Tradewinds The V.I. Police Department reminded the community on the law concerning mini-motorcycles, also known as pocket bikes, last week. With holiday gift buying in full swing, some parents and young adults may be considering purchasing these vehicles. However, under Virgin Islands law, it is illegal to operate these mini-motorcycles on the public streets. They can only be operated on private roads and in private proper ties. The law has been created to protect the rider. The bikes can reach speed of up to 35 mph and do not meet the standard safety requirements for on-road use. They are unstable and hard to steer because of the small wheels. The bikes are about a foot and a half off the ground and riders have to sit with their knees positioned higher than the handlebars which makes it lights or brake lights and operators are not required to have a license or wear a helmet. a car or truck to see it and collisions can occur. are seen being operated on the public roads. Fines may also be imposed. pocket bikes unless one intends to ride the bikes exclusively on private property and not on the public roads.Public Reminded Mini-Motorcycles Are Illegal on Public RoadsSt. John Tradewinds Pedestrians should always walk on sidewalks when they are avail able. Remember the roads are for vehicles! Anyone who jogs or walks for exercise, should use a park, a track or other recreation area. If one must jog or walk in the streets, in order to be aware of the movements of oncoming vehicles. And remember, to always wear if walking after sunset!


20 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 CURDISH LANGUAGACROSS 1 Subtly persuasive marketing technique 9 Chemistry class charge 15 On the of (close to) (TV pooch) 31 Misrables 38 Wedding seaters 41 Battery type, for short 43 Big name in gloves 44 Omega or Ebel product 48 French for between 49 Toping sorts 55 Giant bird of legend 56 Looking a whiter shade of pale? 58 Harum (A Whiter Shade of Pale band) 63 Pitch raisers, musically 65 What many a modem is connected to 69 My Amour (1969 hit) 71 Igloo dwellers role 74 Small hills 75 Carders check them 76 Johnny Carson character who was 77 New Mexico skiing locale 78 Schlep 85 Water main, for one 89 Mag for growing cos. 91 United States of Tara actress 97 Burnt (pigment) destination) exec 114 Entered seven 119 The Sanction hair potential targets, say DOWN 1 Wound cover 3 Be in a stew 4 Indefatigable 5 Fed. stipend 6 Series ender: Abbr. 7 Fibbing folks 8 In a merciful manner 9 Not stringent 11 Market scanner input 13 Long dashes 14 Elia works 15 Forbidden 17 Sow again 18 More grassy 19 Junk pile, say 36 Lowbrow, as art trinkets 37 Blanc 39 Rushed by audibly 45 Hot tub sighs 47 Journalist Anderson 51 Liquid smear 53 Bovine noise 54 Odd weather cause 56 Oratorio solo 61 Affects 64 Certain limb 65 Substance in red wine 66 Actress Lanchester 68 Summer mo. 69 Sorority letter 73 Dent up, e.g. 74 Wife of Wills winner 88 Mediocre 93 Pt. of ETA 95 Galilee loc. 98 Sweetheart service? (idle sort) 113 Plaines 115 Retrovirus material 116 admin St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi 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) 642-3263T uesday, November 27 The monthly meeting of the St. John Chapter will be Tuesday, November 27, at 5:30 pm (promptly) at the Battery, in Cruz Bay. Thursday, November 29 ing Association will present a public forumon net metering on Thursday, November 29, at The Marketplace. Friday, November 30 On St. John HOPE will host a candle light vigil walk for World AIDS Day on Friday night, November 30, at 6 p.m. at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. T uesday, December 4 The V.I. Audubon Society movies for the year on Tuesday, ring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Come learn how you can participate in the bird count. The movie is free and will be at The Marketplace, Saturday, December 8 The St. John Montessori School will host its 4th Annual the schools scholarship fund on Saturday December 8, at the Marketplace starting at 8 a.m. T uesday, December 13 will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Morris deCastro Clinic. W ednesday, D ecember 19 The annual Coral Bay Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. at the Coral Bay basketball court. Monday, December 26 The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its 18th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday, December 26, at 6 p.m. at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Saturday, January 19 The Animal Care Cened on Saturday, January 19, at Saturday, February 16 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 will be Saturday, February 16, 2013.


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The special event was co-hosted nection and the Early Childhood Advisory Committee, which she chairs. thanked the mothers and fathers who attended the event at The Family Connection Center in Tutu Park Mall, and specially recognized the fathers in the room. Its wonderful to see all the mothers, fathers, and children here what a wonderful way to deJongh. Over 500 Virgin Islanders signed up, which prompted the territory to win an award at the national level for having the most participation per capita in the nation. Todays celebration is in recognition of that achievement, and The baby shower was hosted in partnership with the national text 4baby program to promote healthy birth outcomes. The service provides maternal and child health tips and reminders for new and expecting parents, with babies up to one year of age. Text message topics included: birth defects prevention, immuni za, mental health, oral health, and safe sleep. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and include features such as appointment reminders, fun quizzes, urgent health alerts, and other resources. One of our goals is to elevate the conversation about healthy pregnancies, including how to maintain a healthy lifestyle after childbirth and to encourage early education and proper care, text4baby program helps parents to stay connected to critical infor mation towards achieving these The First Lady thanked Ellie Hirsh for her efforts in jointly organizing the baby shower, and acknowledged her partnership through the Early Childhood Advisory Committee and as director of the Family Connection. She also commended Dee Baecher Brown, president of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, for her support of the initiative, and the baby showers in both districts. Congratulations to you all for showing how much you care about your own health and the health of your babies just by Hirsh. We all want children to be born healthy, so they can have the Hirsh also encouraged parents to return to The Family Connection Center to utilize the library, toys, and to participate in the story time and other activities, like music and movement sessions and parent workshops. ernment agencies and sponsors for their partnership of the St. Thomas-based event, including Rotary Inner Wheel Club of St. Thomas, Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, St. John Rotary Club, Chicos Baby Market, Sugar Bay Resort and Children and Families Council, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, and the Committee on Early Childhood Education and Care.First Lady Cecile deJongh Hosts T ext4Baby Shower on St. Thomas St. John Tradewinds News PhotoFirst Lady Cecile deJongh welcomes expectant mothers and fathers to the Text4Baby Shower at the Family Connection Center in Tutu Park Mall, St. Thomas.


24 St. John Tradewinds, November 26-December 2, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Turkey Trot Draws More than 100 Runners Landsharks.