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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: 12-10-2012
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V.I. National Park Installs Big Boat MooringsLarge boat moorings accommodate vessels between 61-100 feetPage 3 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: pgunow@gmail.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 December 10-16, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersCaribbean-Japanese FusionCaribbean and Japanese aesthetics fused to great acclaim on Friday evening, December 7, at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON BACK P AGE. Doug Whites Cottage Wins National Green Building Award Page 5 Must Go: Dancing Classrooms V.I. Team Match Competition Set for December 15Page 7

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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, December 10-16, 2012 Taxi Medallion Auction for Veterans Is Scheduled for December 13St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission Executive Director Judith Wheatley has announced pursuant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of the VI Code, the commis sion will host its annual veteran medallion auction on December 12, 13 and 14. This auction is open to Virgin Islands veterans of the U.S. 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 bid is 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. Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free The vaccine will be available until December 17 while supplies last. Call MKSCHC for an appointment at (340) 693-8900. Children must be accompanied by parent and present immuni zation card. Flumist is not given to children with asthma or certain medical conditions. Insured children may be responsible for copayment. Bay Community Council will be on Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 the planning team, and start talking about Coral Bay marine issues shoreline and beach access, fuel, sewage, protection of the marine environment, and more. should be in 20 years. The Marine Uses Plan will be developed by residents and stakeresentatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed ManThis is an opportunity for everyone to discuss the future of all of Coral Bays waters, and how the community collectively wants to guide both development and protection of this wonderful unique natural resource. Dont miss out! Free Flu-mist Vaccines for ChildrenSt. John Tradewinds The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror ity, Inc. will host its 18th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Wednesday, December 26, at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. The public is cordially invited 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, 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 PerformersMarine Uses Planning Meeting Dec. 11Join the V.I. Lottery in the Franklin Powell Park on Tuesday, December 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Cruz Bay. Purchase a sheet of VI Lottery tickets for a chance to win $500,000 in cash, along with other great bonus prizes. There will V.I. Lottery Hosting Party on Dec. 11 on Saturday, December 15, on a barge docked at the Cruz Bay Creek. chicken, BBQ chicken and more. Drinks will be for sale as well and there will be DJ music to keep everyone dancing. The event is a fundraiser for the churchs youth group. Catholic Church Fish Fry on Dec. 15The Coral Bay Community Council will host an open house on the Fire Station in Coral Bay. Everyone is welcome. This is an opportunity to meet the CBCC board members and staff informally and discuss concerns and dreams for the future of Coral Bay. There will be refreshments and everyone is invited. CBCC Open House Set for Dec. 10

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park took another step closer to becoming a completely anchor-less park last week. Thanks to $70,000 from Friends of V.I. National Park and another $40,000 from VINP funds, Moor Seacure last week began installing capable of safely accommodating vessels between 61 and 100 feet in There will be a total of 14 big boat moorings installed throughout VINP, 13 of which are designated for over-night use. Installation of the new moorings began on Monday, December 3, and is expected to last two weeks. There will be four new moor ings installed in the Honeymoon and Solomon Bay area, one in Hawksnest Bay, four in the Francis and Maho Bay area, two in Lein shur Bay. One day-use only, big boat mooring will be installed at the entrance to Princess Bay in the Hurricane Hole area of the Coral Reef National Monument. The overnight moorings, like the rest of the existing 200 VINP moorings capable of accommodat ing boats up to 60 feet in length, cost $15 per night. The day-use only Princess Bay mooring is free of charge. With a current moratorium on fees within VINP, those fees will remain the same, at least for now. over-night mooring fees should be raised to the rates charged in the British Virgin Islands which is larger moorings should be expotentially more and there should be a fee for use of the Hurricane Hole a comparability study and then develop a plan for the entire mooring moorings, explained Thomas Kelley, VINP Natural Resource Manager. Using massive twin helical anchors and a custom-designed beam created to carry a vessels load along a horizontal plane at all times, the new big boat moorings are capable of holding more than 32,000 pounds, according to VINP The moorings are being installed by American Underwater Contractors and their local contractor Moor Seacure, based out of Tortola. Moor Seacure has been working with Friends of VINP and ones were installed more than a decade ago. VINP anchor-less in 1999 when a difference. If you snorkel around Francis, for example, it is like a The moorings are also safer for the many boaters not familiar with anchoring, Kessler added. who are used to going in and out of marinas and not used to anchor ing their vessels in the breeze and hook down and then drag back and forth. The moorings are much safer for boaters and much easier to use and you dont have to stay up all night making sure youre a months-long process of appli cations and permits. Once the approval came down, Kessler was able to secure $70,000 in donations Friends of VINP members $40,000 from a grounding incident on Johnson Reef which occurred about six years ago, explained Acting VINP Superintendent Mike Anderson. St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 3 Continued on Page 16Thursday, Dec. 13th INDEX St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott New VINP Moorings Accommodate Vessels Between 61-100 Feet Length on Deck St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott and helical anchors, the new moorings are tested for

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4 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 HOLIDAY PET GIFTS HAVE ARRIVED!Canines, Cats & CrittersLocated 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 Dont forget about your pets Holiday too! We have a full stock of great holiday items for your best friends. 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 Pull out those fancy dresses and dust off those high heels, the 17th Annual All Island Holiday Party is set for Saturday, December 15, at Mongoose Junction starting at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Ah We Band, which will perform in the center courtyard. The event is sponsored by the Mongoose Mer chants Association, Sun Dog Cafe, La Plancha del Mar and Tap Room. Cafe, which will also be providing full bar service Ring in the holiday season in style with oysters and champagne with La Plancha del Mar and sample The Tap Room brews outside St. John Brewers new retail store Brewtique near Fabric Mill. Now a much-anticipated tradition, the event was lyn in 1995 inspired island residents to create some holiday cheer, explained Sun Dog Cafe owner Michael Barry. nomic downturn caused by Hurricane Marilyn caused residents to band together at the holiday season to try have passed, the party has had involvement from Caneel Bay Resort, The Westin Resort and Villas and important holiday gathering that attracts St. John resiEven government top brass have been spotted at what has come to be called the Island Prom. The timing of the event is carefully planned to attract local residents, Barry added. arrive for the Christmas Holiday, to help ensure that the entire St. John population has the opportunity to And with most of the population usually sporting pull out those fancy duds one time a year. Barry. But the event is only for adults, he added. V.I. National Park Maintenance area will offer additional parking for the event as well.Ah We Band Performing at All Island Holiday Party Dec. 15 at MongooseNew Years Eve Extravaganza Planned for Island Youth in Frank Powell Park The St. John Singers will present two concerts this holiday season. The choir will perform at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, December 19, and at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday, December 21. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. The program will include both sacred and secular Christmas music. One of the choirs favor ite guest artists, Nancy Ruffer, and perform several solos. Janice Ballard, who has accompanied the choir on piano and is directing the St. John Singers this year, said that the popular carol sing will be expanded. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students) and will be available at the door.St. John Singers To Present Holiday Concerts on December 19 and 21Annual Coral Bay Sing-a-long Set for Dec. 19 at Basketball CourtSt. John Tradewinds Sisterhood Agenda is hosting its third annual New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Monday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza is a unique youth event which promotes positive fun on New Years Eve and during the New Year. With giveaways and refreshments, parent registration and pick-up is required the night of the event. There will also be information about St. John youth programs for 2013 available. Everyone can participate! Volunteers are invited to assist for one to three hours during the event. Sisterhood Agenda would like to thanks its corporate and community partners for making this event possible. The corporate partners are: The Westin Resort and Villas; Boyson Transportation; Scotiabank; The Marketplace; Drift Away Spa; and St. John Dental. Sisterhood Agendas community partners are: VI Police Department; VI National Park; VI Department of Sports, Parks and Recre ation; and St. John Community Foundation. For more information call Angela Coleman at 714-7076. Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #5 DONT channel stormwater; faster ows increase erosion which muddies our bays. DO help water lter into the ground using rock terraces and brush berms to spread and slow the ows. CBCC-Educational Ads 8.13.2012.indd 5 8/13/12 11:34 AM The annual Coral Bay Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. at the Cor al 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 Council Fire Station before December 19. Or bring those wrapped presents to the Sing Along.

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St. John Tradewinds Doug and Leslie Whites Big Rock Cottage in Privateer Bay on was the 2012 Design & Build with Forest Stewardship Council Residential Winner. cation organization for sustainably harvested forest products. The Building Council conference few weeks ago. The residence is located on the eastern tip of St. John, on the remote and undeveloped East End. The property contains an extremely rare, endemic native plant, Machaonia woodburyana, which is protected by Privateer Bay subdivision covenants. St. John native plant expert and ducted a rare plant survey of the Machaonia woodburyana and approximately 55 other native species on the property that had never been cleared or developed. The Whites subsequently designated one-third of the property as protected areas/conservation easements and decided to develop the property with the preservation of native vegetation, (which is the most economical form of landin the residence. The traditional vernacular West Indian wooden cottage building form, which is extremely resource as hurricane resistant, has a single skin construction and exposed studs on the interior. Due mostly to human attitudes, it has become virtually extinct in the US Virgin Islands, except in historic districts. After the Category 5 Hurricane Marilyn in 1995, the UBC Building Code was adopted in the VI, which prohibited the construction of vernacular wooden cottages with conventional lumber. White, who has a Masters Degree in Preservation and Restoration of Historic Architecture, wanted to preserve and revitalize the use of the charming and reIndian wooden cottage building form. ally sourced, sustainably harvested, naturally termite resistant tropical hardwood lumber to use instead of northern sourced, treated lumber for building construction. Association, Residential Tropiguidelines, which White used to St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 5 Doug Whites Big Rock Cottage Wins National Green Building AwardContinued on Page 18 LADIES NIGHTDecember 6Relax and socialize with your friends and our helpful staff. Select and register your holiday gift. MENS NIGHTDecember 12Cool out with the guys and get your holiday shopping wrapped up!Wine, beer and eats.5:30-7:30 pm Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds News Photo Residential Award

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds learning the rich history of Hassel Island, Friends of V.I. National Parks 2013 Seminar Series offers something for everyone. This year, the group is offering a total of 45 semition Boat Trip on Low Key with Laurel Brannick. While keeping the popular boat trips and hiking adventures, VINPs program manager Audrey Penn also made sure to include some new offerings this year. them. But we have 17 new seminars this year that we One of the most exciting seminars, which Penn is looking forward to, will be the Lovango Sustainable Design Tour. offering because I did a lot of my growing up on his boat Sea Biscuit and take us over to Lovango and show us how they live off the grid. They have windlearn from how they live. The seminar will touch on The series wraps up on April 22, Earth Day, with a tour of the sustainable design at Estate Concordia Preserve, explained Penn. grounds and learning about their sustainable design methods and well end the day with happy hour at their cafe. Concordia will also be treating seminar Between January and April, however, Friends of VINP is offering numerous seminars encompassing everything from hiking and yoga to drumming and kayak trips. Artists will not want to miss a Tropical Light Photography Seminar with renowned local photographer Steve Simonsen, or a pastel class with popular local artist Livy Hitchcock. Ann Riehl will host a Wet Oil Painting Seminar while Maho Bay Camps will offer a Batik Seminar using natural plant dye. Or take in a Sustainable Design Tour at Doug Whites eco-cottage at Privateer Bay. Join local yoga instructor Lori Walden on a Lind Point hike ending with a few standing poses at Honeymoon Beach. History buffs should mark their calendars for a tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie with historian Felipe Alaya as well as a historic tour of Lameshur Bay with Randy Brown. Kekoa, Penn thinks she hasnt yet traversed. Eleanor will be taking us on a hike starting in the Susanaberg area and ending at Peace Hill. Im pretty So many local residents offered their expertise and talents for seminars this year, Penn couldnt accept them all, she explained. donating boats and donating their time. Its exciting to brochure printed, I have new ideas and offers for next count on all seminars, which range in price depending on the activity. With Friends of VINP memberships only costing $30 for an individual, by signing up for three seminars, membership pays for itself. And the funds support Friends of VINPs many important cultural and educational programs. about them. And they make great Christmas presents For more information about the 2013 Friends Seminar Series, check out the groups website at friendsvinp.org or call Friends of VINP at 779-4940.6 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 I think this is one of the coolest have windmills and chickens and Audrey Penn www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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. Friends of VINP 2013 Seminar Series To Offer Everything from Glass Blowing to Kayak Adventures

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds of dancing in Winston Wells ball when Dancing Classrooms V.I. participants will showcase their talent for the community. Fifth grade students at Julius E. compete in the Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Competition starting at 4:30 p.m. The night will also feature an exhibition from eighth graders sori and International Academy, who also participated in the program. All of the students and teach working hard over the past few months to master the steps to Merengue, Rhumba, Tango, Fox Trot and Swing. And December 15 will be their chance to wow the crowd and the and the program is open to all. Organizers, however, ask that attendees respect the designated seating for teams, teachers and family members, explained Katie director. out and cheer on their teams and school, but we do ask they dont take the seats set aside for teachers Usually hosted by Dancing Classrooms founder Pierre Dulaine, this year the event will be emceed by Dancing Classrooms National Director Rodney Lopez, who shot to fame in the documenteaching artist in New York City, Program Director for Dancing Classrooms and he is really well room documentary as the teachhes been with the program a long St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 7 Rodney Lopez will Continued on Page 16St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Katie Zaytoun Dancing Classrooms VI Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Competition Is Set for Dec. 15

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8 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 environmental awareness program had Blue Flags and Cinnamon Bays St. John Tradewinds News PhotoCinnamon and Trunk Bays Awarded Blue Flag Status St. John Tradewinds The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association along with the V.I. Conservation Society raised seven Blue Flags over beaches and marinas across the territory on Saturday, December 1. On St. John, a Blue Flag was raised over Trunk Bay for the second time while Cinnamon Bay saw On St. Thomas, Blue Flags were raised at The Ritz Carlton, Emerald Beach and Crown Bay Marina. The Blue Flag season in the US Virgin Islands runs from December 1 to June 30th. 32 criteria including environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. ing respectful of island residents, visitors and the beaches and marina facilities are safe and clean, the marine resources are preserved and protected and through signage and educational outreach, we encourage everyone to learn about our beautiful program this year and look forward to additional is proof positive that efforts like this and coopagencies can result in progress for our community gusvi.org. From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in the Christthat has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual For more than 100 years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of their homes during the Holiday season. The data collected in this longest-running wildlife census is used to assess the health of the bird population and help guide conservation actions across the Americas. On St. John the Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. The Virgin Islands Audubon Society needs volunteers to help with this count. Anyone who is not sure of bird species, need not worry. Audubon assigns newbies with more experienced birders. Anyone interested in participating should call Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.Christmas Bird Count Set for Dec. 15The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at Brand is an educator, writer, inspirational speaker, and foreign language enthusiast. A former Middle School Head and administrator at several independent schools in Connecticut, Brand has also taught French, Spanish, Latin, and English to thousands of students of all ages and abilities in various countries. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Gabriella Brand Speaking at UU Meeting

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Inspired to honor co-founder and former director, the late Ruth concert series this season. cert Series because Sis used to bring eight or nine different groups said SJSA director Kim Wild. who played music that she loved Since Franks passing, the school has been offering special concerts and events, but Wild was ready to host a full series of concerts this winter season, she explained. school we should be bringing wanted to come back, so we decided to reach out to people who really loved the school and really First up in the concert series is Dial who will be performing with SJSA voice instructor Luba Dolgopolsky on Friday, January 4, at 8 p.m. nist and teacher in New York City and were so excited that hes coming down and performing with our here years ago and were delighted The January 25 concert will feature the well-known and beloved sisters of The Ahn Trio, explained Wild. who have played on St. John bethey really cross over to different genres and that makes them edgy and exciting. And theyre beautiEven for those non-classical music lovers out there, the March 29 event, when SJSA will feature not to be missed. be some music, some movement and were going to have a special guest, which Im not allowed to say anything about. Its really a matter of showing off our talent and will give dance instructor Jude Woodcock a chance to try out her New York Empire Trio will wrap up the concert series on a distinctly high note on April 12. didnt have a full house and it was such a shame. We really want people to hear them and thats why With cello, violin and piano, the New York Empire Trio plays classical music, but their style is nothing short of mesmerizing, Wild explained. musicians, but the way they inter pret the music, it really makes you is captivating. They really bring something different to their muAll concerts start at 8 p.m. and are at SJSA. Tickets for the entire four concert series are available now for only $100. Individual tickets, $30 each, will be available after December 13. ries tickets now in order to ensure seating and offer lower pricing for Wild. To order tickets, call the SJSA through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school can accept Visa or Mastercard over the phone and will have the tickets waiting at the door. EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 SJSA Kicking Off 2013 Ruth Sis Frank Friday Night Encounters Concert SeriesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo ROLL FOLD ROLL FOLD ROLL FOLD COVER BACK COVERINSIDE RIGHT PANEL WHEN OPENED TO FIRST FOLD SJSA-Sis Frank Concert Series FINAL OUTLINES.indd 1 10/15/12 11:03 AM 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

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St. John Tradewinds Just a few short generations ago, school was the place that children went to learn what were called Most of our great grandparents when not in school, were working on the family farm growing food for their family and community. Edible education was had many hours exposure at home in the garden and in the kitchen. Today our food system (network of shipping, processing and marketing) has decreased the need for home gardens and there has been a loss of knowledge regarding where our food comes from and even how to feed ourselves. The massive increase of school gardens and resurgence of local food economies have fueled a push to put garden and food education into our already crammed school days. Even our Virgin Islands Legislature passed an 12, promoting such education. education, but now students need knowledge of technology, history, science and so much more to excel in modern society. a place in school, to not only support and integrate helping to create Resilient students, Responsible citizens who have Respect for the environment, their communities and themselves. The following are excerpts from two 8th grade students essays on agriculture in school. Sarah Haynes EARTH Coordinator GHS By Missy Muilenburg Should agriculture be taught in schools? Yes! Agriculture is one of the biggest and most important industries in the US, and everyone should know at least a little about how plants grow. Most people in the states are completely ignorant about how our food is raised and where it comes from. Some people might say that teaching agriculture in schools is a waste of funds, but around 20 percent of Americans are employed in some part of agriculture (production, processing, marketing, etc.) so Id say its a pretty good use that will be helpful to a lot of people later on. Besides, when the economies struggle, people have to know how to feed themselves. What would happen to us here on St. John if storm damage made it so the barges couldnt come to St. Thomas? 10 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 Continued on Page 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photo ber Live Jazz Tuesday Closed Sunday & Monday GHS EARTH JournalBringing Agricultural Back to Territory Schools

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds crashing on an alabaster North Shore beach, Whitney Manka won a trip for two back to St. John thanks to Island Treasure Maps 2012 Photo Contest. Island Treasure Maps owners Denise Bar bier and Jennifer Knowles have been hosting land Treasure Map back in 2009. The contest began as a treasure hunt, but switched to a photography contest the following year. Participants simply upload their favorite pictures to the Island Treasure Maps website, www.islandtreasuremaps.com, and enter one of 10 categories. Island Treasure Map fans vote on their favorite photos in each category and the overall winner is chosen by Barbier year. Mankas photograph was entered in the bier were blown away by the sheer beauty of the image. For her photograph, Manka will receive airfare to the Virgin Islands for two people and a week at one of St. John Ultimate Villas luxurious properties. Manka is a 26-year-old nursing student from Duluth, Minnesota, who visited St. John in March and picked up the Island Treasure Map at the Red Hook ferry terminal, explained Barbier. As a long-time visitor to the island, Manka feels a special connection to St. John, she explained. degree and have been talking seriously about moving to the islands after I graduate to practice nursing and give something back to an ple have enriched my life since I was a child and I am beyond thrilled to be returning to a The Minnesota nursing student snapped the dampen her familys mood, she added. beach last year as some clouds were rolling chase away the smiles that we all had on our faces. The Virgin Islands have been a place others company for years and I am so happy to be have won a trip back to those beautiful In addition to Mankas trip back to St. John, Island Treasure Maps also named nine other category winners, each of whom will receive In addition to Wild Card, the categories are Best Animal, Best Beach or Sandcastle, Best Ruin, Best Shopping, Best Sunset or Sunrise and Best Water Activity. Anyone who missed out this year, shouldnt worry. Island Treasure Maps will be hosting the photo contest once again next year. And the 2013 contest will be even easier to enter with Island Treasure Maps new free iPhone app, What To Do-VI. With the new app, a user can snap a photo with their iPhone and upload to Island Treasure Maps with a simple click on the app. For more information check out the website www.islandtreasuremaps.com.St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 11 P U M P K I N C H E E S E C A K E K E Y L I M E C H E E S E C A K E C A R A M E L A P P L E C H E E S E C A K E C H O C O L A T E A L M O N D T O R T E R U M P E C A N T A R T P U M P K I N B R E A D C R A N B E R R Y N U T B R E A D A N D M O R E . Call 340-513-7058 to order or stop by the Fish Trap Seafood Market HOLIDAY DESSERTS 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! Category WinnersBEST ANIMAL: Leopard atworm at Maho in St. John McKibben, Leslie Melbourne, Fl BEST BEACH SANDCASTLE: Colorful Kayaks of Sapphire, St. Thomas Ness, Jen Butler, PA BEST FLORAL: Enjoying The Great House Grounds, St. Thomas DAntonio, Maria Franklinton, NC BEST LIMIN: Limin in Paradise, St. John Lind, Lauriem Seabrook, NH BEST SHOPPING: Bananas for Sale, St. Thomas Sweeney, Philip Falmouth, MA BEST SUNRISE/SUNSET: Sunrise from Avalon, St. John Rutkowski, Terese Twin Lakes, WI BEST GROUP: Having fun at Cowpet Bay! St. Thomas Kushner, Jennifer Matthews, NC BEST W A TER ACTIVITY: Jumbie Bay, St. John Kane, John Mount Sinai, NY BEST RUINS: Ruins at Little Lamshure, St. John Schroeder, Alex Mount Sinai, New York OVERALL WINNER WILD CARD: Wave on North Shore, St. John Manka, Whitney Minnetonka, MN Whitney Manka Wins Trip Back to St. John in Island Treasure Maps 2012 Photo Contest St. John Tradewinds News Photo

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12 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 The Gatehouse at Peter Bay Puts North Shore Beaches at Your Fingertips By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With breathtaking views of the famed North Shore all one could imagine in an island home. The two bedroom, two bath home is available for $2.59 million, explained Holiday Homes owner/broker Miles Stair. locations on the island, right in the middle of North Shore Roads famous Trunk Bay Beach and Cinnamon Bay Beach. All of the islands most impressive beaches are shopping of Cruz Bay is only a short drive as well. the VI National Park, the home has a wonderful setThe rolling hills and stunning shorelines of V.I. National Park are what draw thousands of visitors to sits amidst all that beauty. The house is a classic example of beautiful island stone work and tropical hardwood features in a distinct sugar mill style, explained Stair. construction style makes it a landmark on the North The homes two separate, yet complimentary units, Peter Bay a popular rental, Stair added. Holiday Homes broker/owner. has room to expand, Stair added. And with plans already created by Michael Oxcouldnt be easier. Whether looking for an investment property to keep in the popular rental market or for a second unique and luxurious island living. future site for many visits to St John and everything Bay, call Stair at Holiday Homes at 776-6776. St. John Tradewinds News Photo 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 East End Adventures St. John Tradewinds News PhotoViews abound from every vantage point,

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 13 Coral Bay Open Raises Funds for Island Resident Dan Carlsen

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14 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DEC. 13thDonkeys playing softball? Some folks heard it was going to be donkey basketball or polo. Another per son heard it was donkey soccer. Now that would be interesting! years ago and have wanted to try it ever since. The minds of their own. It is a sport like many which involves animals, but unlike other more intense activities, there is minimal doing something other than standing around the cor ral. Im looking forward to another game come March that will be the Second Ever First Annual Donkey who helped make this event happen! It was a good family activity showcasing these affable and hardy animals. Thanks to Lynne and John Littlechild for their help on the day of the big event. Also to Nancy and through with the fence and supplies we needed. Thanks to Lillys, Love City Mini Mart, Dolphin Market, Skinny Legs and Donkey Diner for the food and drink. Special mention of Ingrid from Skinnys who is a fellow donkey enthusiast and to Bruce Fielding our grill master. Accolades to those who kept the game rolling, Laura of Canine Cats and Critters, Heidi, our donticket takers. On site to capture the memories were photographers Judy Buchholz, Yelena Rogers and Janet Simonson. Cant forget the enthusiasm of our own Annie Caswell and our many youngsters of Coral Bay not afraid to handle a donkey. Appreciation for the horse girls riders. Special thank yous to Tom and Dee Conrad who shared my enthusiasm and pitched and caught the entire game. And last but not least Tom Knowlton without which Id still be setting up or taking down that fence. See you again next time! Dana Bartlett 2012-TO-DATE The Rotary Club of St. John wants to thank the student programs: school supplies, dictionaries, planners and scholarships; and is the primary fundraiser of our Rotary Club each year. We wish to thank the following generous St. John businesses for participating in the silent auction (and hope many more will do so next year!): Baho El Sol/Livy Hitchcock, Crystal Palace Inn, R&I Patton Jewelers, Freebird Jewelers, Coconut Coast Cheese, Friends of Park store, Into the Blue Jewelers, pliance Plus, Dr Cool, Dr Purpura--DDS, Love City Car Ferries, Privateer Chef, Drift Away Spa, St John Repair Shop, Dan Boyd & Seabiscuit, Inter Island Boats, Maho Bay Art Center, Canines Cats & Critters, Portico, Fabric Mill, Caribbean Solar, Skinny Legs, St. John Properties. We hope everyone will patronize these good people and thank them for living up to Rotarys motto: community of St. John. Love City lives on, Joan Bermingham, President Alice Krall & B. J. Harris, Auction CommitteeRotary Club of St. John Thanks Auction Supporters Letters To St. John Tradewinds Thanks to Community for Successful Donkey SoftballWell everyone, with a lot of second thoughts I have my home on St. Thomas. his snack bar and Trent at Joes, the people I meet way to work. It has been great working with everyone on St. John and I certainly hope to continue. There have been a lot of positive changes since 1995 when I began to take the ferry to St. John everyday. Not the least of which is the ride back to St. Thomas. I still get upset every now and then but now it is at the TSA employee in black with machine guns and armor and not the unruly passengers and crew who have become very friendly and accommodating. As many of you know, I have been to a lot of different places in the last 17 years doing volunteer engineering work and St. John is one of the few places that I have been where you can walk down the street and say hi to people and consistently get a warm response. I hope that you all continue to take care of each John to visit Paradise. Greg MillerAfter 17 Y ears, Miller Moves BGM Surveyors to St. Thomas

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 15 St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds I heartily recommend that everyone interested in St. John history attend the December meeting of the St. John Historical Society on Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church. will include fascinating images and illustrations. vid is the recipient of a Federal Historic Preservation Fund grant to support and recommend Cruz Bay as a To prepare for the lecture and for future walks through Cruz Bay for you and your family, you might want to borrow or purchase the St. John Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008 issue that has an excellent article on The Murals at Mooies. This article features the artwork of Ezio Marsh including murals of St. Johnians at work and play as well as three of the most important Cruz Bay buildings that have been demolished; The Keating Inn, The Old Customs House, and Miss Elaine Sprauves House. Better yet, stop at Mooies Bar, order a drink, and gaze at the mural of Ms. Elaines house on the front wall. Her house was right across the street. She grew south of the wharf. At the back of her house were one and two story masonry walls that looked like ruins but were in fact walls built by John Bernadine Sprauve, Miss Elaines great grandfather, who also worked as a stone mason on the original Enighed building. The house was never completed and the cottage Miss Elaine had an outstanding government career teacher and then served as St. John Assistant Adminshe retired in 1979. For several periods, including a seven month term as Administrator, she carried the banner of Womens Equality for St. John. After her retirement, in 1979 she became even more of a force in the community if that was possible. In addition to her church duties, which included her local church as well as at the national level, she was also involved with the Commission on Aging and the Virgin Islands Federation of Business and Professional Women. She was an active member of the League of Womernors Committee to Employ the Physically Handicapped. Even as she left her favorite organizations, she would recommend a successor who would carry on knowing that she had been chosen by Miss Elaine. Her spirit continues to permeate the village and its people. House which houses the St. John library was named the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library in her honor. Miss Elaine Sprauve Remembered

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16 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 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 Directorytime. Were really excited that hes coming down to emcee the Colors The competition has three a team from each school dancing each of the required dances, merengue, fox trot, rhumba, tango and swing. The second round will have each of the dance teams picking a dance name out of a hat which they will then have to perform. The third round features an honor ary dance, which could determine the winners if the match is close. will tally the scores and announce a bronze, silver and gold winner. petition two years in a row, JESS Rainbow Team Match CompetiWhile it remains to be seen who will take home the gold on December 15, all of the students in Dancing Classrooms VI have toun added. are 20 lessons in the program and the 20th lesson is their culminating event where they show all of the dances theyve learned and showIn addition to mastering the dance steps, Dancing Classrooms students have also created research toun. into the culminating event and its a time for all of the children to Colors of the Rainbow only six ladies and six gentlemen are selected to perform. So the culminating event is a chance for everyone to Through the medium of ball room dance, Dancing Classrooms also teaches self-respect and team work and the program relies on portive and I want to thank all of the participating teachers and staff without the help of the schools and Dancing Classrooms also strives to improve the overall school culture and will be around for years to us to do it in the beginning of the year because it really sets the tone for what were expecting from the students. The life lessons, respect, showing elegance and being able to work as a team strengthen the classroom community and brings the school community together as overall school culture through esteem you see in the students is For more information about Dancing Classrooms VI, check out the website www.dancingclassroomsvi.org. Continued from Page 7Dancing Classrooms VI Colors of the RainbowSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottDancing Classrooms VI students are gearing up for the Stray Dog was involved in a groundthe uses of that money is to monitor the damage at the site and also to restore the area and for purposes like These new big boat moorings make the park almost completely anchor-less, which goes a long way toward protecting valuable natural resources, VINP eral thousand square meters of coral reef and seagrass illegal anchoring over the years. Vessels up to 100 feet length on deck must use moorings in VINP water. If none are available they may only anchor in the designated areas of Lind Point and Francis Bay, according to information provided by VINP. Private vessels up to 125 feet in length may anchor in the designated area of Lind Point. Private vessels between 125 and 210 feet length on deck may anchor in Francis Bay in the designated area east of the line between Marys Point and America Hill, according to information from VINP. ages at Lind Point and Francis Bay are available in many marine cruising guides and at the VINP Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. For more information on VINPs mooring program, call VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris at 776-6201 ext. 254, or Thomas Kelley, VINP Natural Resource Manager, 693-8950 ext. 225. Continued from Page 3New VINP Big Moorings

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 17 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Get the Right AngleSt. John Tradewinds Having solar panels on a home is environmentally all well and good. Unfortunately, if they are not installed correctly, solar panels can cost much more than they produce in energy savings. The tilt of the panel is very important. Most solar panels are have the same tilt as the roof. The optimal tilt for modules is an angle equal to ones latitude. on an angled roof is generally not a problem, most roofs are pitched at an angle less than our 18-degree latitude. A home owner and contractor will need to factor the roof angle into the performance calculations when sizing a system. depends on two factors: the material making up the cell; and the wavelength or energy of the light being absorbed. The photovoltaic material used in solar panels cannot convert light to energy when the light rays shining on it are below a certain wavelength. To get a little technical for a moment, the minimum amount of energy needed to move an electron from its bound state within an atom to a free state is called the bandgap. In this free state, the electron that is, generating energy. Light with an energy that is below the bandgap of a solar panels material cannot free an electron, and so the panel cant absorb it. In laymans terms, this means that unless it is mounted at the cor rect angle toward the sun, a solar For example, say someone has a 240-watt solar panel installed on the north side of a hip roof. That panel will not produce 240 watts per hour, even at high noon, because it is not inclined correctly to capture enough sunlight. They will be lucky to get any output from that panel, especially this time of year when the sun is in the southern hemisphere, very low on our horizon. To get the maximum output from solar panels in the Virgin Islands, panels should face south with an inclination of 18 degrees. They should also be shade-free from 8 a.m. to at least 4 p.m. Investing in a solar system can be very expensive. The more power one can produce from the panels, the more quickly one will get a return on their investment! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a thorized vendor. For more infor mation call 340-626-9685. After more than a year of delayed construction and planned improve ments, V.I. National pier at Cruz Bay Creek. Work on the pier was delayed more than a year after the scope of the project was found to dent Mike Anderson. The project will be re-com piled and put out to bid meantime, residents can use half of the pier for St. John Tradewinds News photo by Dan BoydVINP Finger Pier Opens, Half Way

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design the building, require that all tropical hardSeveral years ago White was invited by the Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood program to attend a Buywood hosted by FORESCOM, a group of community forestry cooperatives that have timber concessions in the multiuse zones of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in The FSC/Smart Wood Program in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a 1.2 million acre protected area with very strict controls and harvest quotas, is a model program for sustainable forestry worldwide. White found two species, Santa Maria and Manwere termite resistant. Bush tests are conducted by several months, in the proximity of termites. If the termites eat the samples, they are not to be used. The next issue was designing a traditional vernac ular structure that would meet local building codes. Structural Engineer Paul Ferreras sized the members needed for the design to meet code. FORESCOM milled the lumber to spec and shipped it to the Virgin Islands to build the residence. White and Carlson Construction have designed and built several of these cottages on St. John. Whites green building architectural design phiyears of living on a sailboat in the Caribbean. can live very comfortably in small, well designed multifunctional spaces on a sailboat, yet when we get on land, we seem to require so much more space to acSo by incorporating nautical inspired, multifunc tional space design, White has been able to create a very comfortable cottage, with several outdoor living spaces, bedroom, dining/interior sitting area, kitchen, bathroom with outside shower and ample storage all in 900 square feet. The residence was designed in accordance with ing. For more information about Big Rock Cottage check out http://us.fsc.org/big-rock-cottage.303.htm18 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 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) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU 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.comLandscaping Alfredos 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 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.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.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Doug Whites Big Rock Cottage W ins Green AwardContinued from Page 5 January February March April On Saturday, February 23, 2013 we invite you to join Friends of VINP to celebrate our accomplishments and our partnership with VI National Park. e gala will be held at Pamela & Steve Deckos stunning villa, Presidio del Mar, in Peter Bay. Rae tickets will be sold in advance and at the event, and prizes will include jewelry, art, excursions, dinners and other exciting items yet to come. Join us for St. Johns premier social event of the year, as we kick o the celebration of the Friends 25th anniversary! Once again, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and the National Park Service will partner to present the annual Folk Life Festival in celebration of Black History month. e festival will be held for the 22nd time on February 2123, 2013 at the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins. is years theme is From Where We Came to Where We Are and will look at the history of African Americans in the Virgin Islands and the similarity to other islands in the West Indies. e program will feature historians making presentations about the role sugar production played in the cultural history of our islands, from slavery to post-emancipation. As always, traditional music and dance will be a highlight of the festival. is event is free and open to the public. April 19, 2013 will mark the 8th annual Earth Day Environmental Fair for local school kids on St. John. rough hands-on teaching methods, story-telling, and environmental demonstrations, the youth of St. John will learn about ways to respect and preserve the world around them. On April 20th St. John youth will participate in a day of learning on the beach during the 4th annual Reef Fest. Participants will enjoy guided snorkeling or kayaking, learn how to ID sh, participate in on-land educational exhibits, try their luck in a sandcastle building contest, and much more. In celebration of Earth Day, all individuals and groups who have adopted a beach or trail will also be asked to clean up their locations on Saturday, April 20, 2013. e 10th annual Memorial Day weekend Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be Sunday, May 26. Join us for this challenging and fun open-water swim in the pristine and protected waters of VI National Park. ere are three courses to choose from, all of which start at Maho Bay Beach: to Cinnamon Bay (1 mile); to Trunk Bay (2 miles); to Hawksnest Bay (3 miles) Form a relay team or swim it by yourself. Visit www.friendsvinp.org/swim for complete details and course descriptions. You can help Friends raise much-needed program funds by participating in Race for a Reason, our participant fundraising program. Get your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you! We will also need nearly 80 volunteers to make this a safe and successful event, so be sure to contact us. Become a citizen scientist on board the m/v Low Key learning how to identify sh with NPS Ranger Laurel Brannick. Join the REEF sh count and keep your REEF kit to continue to help the REEF sh ID program. Meet: NPS Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, & sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 18 Tour historic downtown Cruz Bay with local historian David Knight. Learn about this unique district that was founded in 1766 and recent eorts to formally recognize the area as a Historic District. Meet: Bring: Notebook & water Seminar Fee: Max Group: 20 Learn the technique of using wax resist and dye to create layered designs on recycled cloth, from Maho Bay Textile Artist, Annalisa Jensen. Pick up your creations at the Friends Store when dry! Meet: Maho Bay Camps Art Center Bring: Close-toed shoes & an apron or old clothing Fee: Max Group: 6 (2 min) Randy Brown will lead you on a historical walk around Lameshur Bay. Enjoy an interpretive hike of the Yawzi Trail to the remains of a 18th century great house. e trip ends at VIERS for lunch with a tour of the 46 year old environmental education facility which features several innovative conservation systems and a tour of the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Lameshur Bay Parking Lot Bring: Notebook & water Seminar Fee: $45 Mem / $55 Non Mem Max Group: 20 Kayak with local scientist Barry Devine and Arawak Expeditions through the Coral Reef National Monument; stop along the way to snorkel in the mangroves and sea grass beds. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant to carpool Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, & sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Allow resident Maho Bay Glassblowers Greg and Mariel to teach you the art of blowing recycled glass. You will get to pull the molten glass and design your own ower. Meet: Wear: Close-toed shoes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 8 Kayak from Frenchtown to historic Hassel Island with VI Ecotours on a historical trip past Danish and British colonial ruins and Careening Cove. Once on land you will hike past Fort Willoughby, a British fort from the Napoleonic era, and visit the Garrison House, the Creque Marine Railway, and Shipley Battery or Cowell Battery. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Frenchtown, St. omas Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, & hiking shoes Seminar Fee: $85 Mem / $95 Non Mem Max Group: 18 Learn how to make a glass/concrete stepping stone with glass inclusions. You will make one stepping stone, mix concrete/glass, and practice how to nish polishing them on already cured stepping stones. Meet: Wear: Close-toed shoes Fee: Max Group: 6 (2 min) January 1 1 6, 2 1 0:00am 4:00pm Join one or all FOUR sessions where you will learn the technique of wet on wet oil painting from Deniece Riehl. Create your own seascape souvenir in one sitting as you learn how to paint from the techniques of Bob Ross. Meet: Maho Bay Pavilion Bring: Drinking water, lunch, & wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 10 Dr. Gary Ray will lead guests on a hiking tour of the Cinnamon Bay Trail that leads through the low land moist forest along the ghut where you will visit the dry forest, and enjoy interpretation of native plants and birds along the trail. Meet: Cinnamon Bay Amphitheater Bring: Water, lunch, notebook, & binoculars Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Learn the technique of pastels as you create tropical landscapes at Caneel Bay under the instruction of renowned local artist Livy Hitchcock. Meet: Bring: Water & snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Delroy Ital Anthony will tantalize your palate and refresh your soul with an investigation into the natural benets of native herbs found throughout the Caribbean. Sip on local beverages as you experience the smells and tastes of many of the plants rst-hand. Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Learn about green building, traditional West Indian wooden cottages, landscaping with native vegetation, solar power, net metering, water conservation, composting, organic gardening and solar oven bread making at the Whites sustainable home, Stoney Point, on East End. Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant to carpool Bring: Notebook, building plans, & ideas Seminar Fee: Max Group: 202013 Call now to register: 340-779-4940or email us at: seminars@friendsvinp.orgDiscounts for Friends Members! Continued on InsideCall now to register for seminars: or email us at: We accept Visa, MasterCard and AmEx. Please note: A 50% cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur within 48 hours of the seminar. Kids 12 and under 50% o! (except on boat trips) January February March April On Saturday, February 23, 2013 we invite you to join Friends of VINP to celebrate our accomplishments and our partnership with VI National Park. e gala will be held at Pamela & Steve Deckos stunning villa, Presidio del Mar, in Peter Bay. Rae tickets will be sold in advance and at the event, and prizes will include jewelry, art, excursions, dinners and other exciting items yet to come. Join us for St. Johns premier social event of the year, as we kick o the celebration of the Friends 25th anniversary! Once again, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and the National Park Service will partner to present the annual Folk Life Festival in celebration of Black History month. e festival will be held for the 22nd time on February 2123, 2013 at the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins. is years theme is From Where We Came to Where We Are and will look at the history of African Americans in the Virgin Islands and the similarity to other islands in the West Indies. e program will feature historians making presentations about the role sugar production played in the cultural history of our islands, from slavery to post-emancipation. As always, traditional music and dance will be a highlight of the festival. is event is free and open to the public. April 19, 2013 will mark the 8th annual Earth Day Environmental Fair for local school kids on St. John. rough hands-on teaching methods, story-telling, and environmental demonstrations, the youth of St. John will learn about ways to respect and preserve the world around them. On April 20th St. John youth will participate in a day of learning on the beach during the 4th annual Reef Fest. Participants will enjoy guided snorkeling or kayaking, learn how to ID sh, participate in on-land educational exhibits, try their luck in a sandcastle building contest, and much more. In celebration of Earth Day, all individuals and groups who have adopted a beach or trail will also be asked to clean up their locations on Saturday, April 20, 2013. e 10th annual Memorial Day weekend Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be Sunday, May 26. Join us for this challenging and fun open-water swim in the pristine and protected waters of VI National Park. ere are three courses to choose from, all of which start at Maho Bay Beach: to Cinnamon Bay (1 mile); to Trunk Bay (2 miles); to Hawksnest Bay (3 miles) Form a relay team or swim it by yourself. Visit www.friendsvinp.org/swim for complete details and course descriptions. You can help Friends raise much-needed program funds by participating in Race for a Reason, our participant fundraising program. Get your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you! We will also need nearly 80 volunteers to make this a safe and successful event, so be sure to contact us. Become a citizen scientist on board the m/v Low Key learning how to identify sh with NPS Ranger Laurel Brannick. Join the REEF sh count and keep your REEF kit to continue to help the REEF sh ID program. Meet: NPS Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, & sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 18 Tour historic downtown Cruz Bay with local historian David Knight. Learn about this unique district that was founded in 1766 and recent eorts to formally recognize the area as a Historic District. Meet: Bring: Notebook & water Seminar Fee: Max Group: 20 Learn the technique of using wax resist and dye to create layered designs on recycled cloth, from Maho Bay Textile Artist, Annalisa Jensen. Pick up your creations at the Friends Store when dry! Meet: Maho Bay Camps Art Center Bring: Close-toed shoes & an apron or old clothing Fee: Max Group: 6 (2 min) Randy Brown will lead you on a historical walk around Lameshur Bay. Enjoy an interpretive hike of the Yawzi Trail to the remains of a 18th century great house. e trip ends at VIERS for lunch with a tour of the 46 year old environmental education facility which features several innovative conservation systems and a tour of the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Lameshur Bay Parking Lot Bring: Notebook & water Seminar Fee: $45 Mem / $55 Non Mem Max Group: 20 Kayak with local scientist Barry Devine and Arawak Expeditions through the Coral Reef National Monument; stop along the way to snorkel in the mangroves and sea grass beds. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant to carpool Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, & sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Allow resident Maho Bay Glassblowers Greg and Mariel to teach you the art of blowing recycled glass. You will get to pull the molten glass and design your own ower. Meet: Wear: Close-toed shoes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 8 Kayak from Frenchtown to historic Hassel Island with VI Ecotours on a historical trip past Danish and British colonial ruins and Careening Cove. Once on land you will hike past Fort Willoughby, a British fort from the Napoleonic era, and visit the Garrison House, the Creque Marine Railway, and Shipley Battery or Cowell Battery. Trip includes lunch! Meet: Frenchtown, St. omas Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, & hiking shoes Seminar Fee: $85 Mem / $95 Non Mem Max Group: 18 Learn how to make a glass/concrete stepping stone with glass inclusions. You will make one stepping stone, mix concrete/glass, and practice how to nish polishing them on already cured stepping stones. Meet: Wear: Close-toed shoes Fee: Max Group: 6 (2 min) January 1 1 6, 2 1 0:00am 4:00pm Join one or all FOUR sessions where you will learn the technique of wet on wet oil painting from Deniece Riehl. Create your own seascape souvenir in one sitting as you learn how to paint from the techniques of Bob Ross. Meet: Maho Bay Pavilion Bring: Drinking water, lunch, & wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 10 Dr. Gary Ray will lead guests on a hiking tour of the Cinnamon Bay Trail that leads through the low land moist forest along the ghut where you will visit the dry forest, and enjoy interpretation of native plants and birds along the trail. Meet: Cinnamon Bay Amphitheater Bring: Water, lunch, notebook, & binoculars Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Learn the technique of pastels as you create tropical landscapes at Caneel Bay under the instruction of renowned local artist Livy Hitchcock. Meet: Bring: Water & snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Delroy Ital Anthony will tantalize your palate and refresh your soul with an investigation into the natural benets of native herbs found throughout the Caribbean. Sip on local beverages as you experience the smells and tastes of many of the plants rst-hand. Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Learn about green building, traditional West Indian wooden cottages, landscaping with native vegetation, solar power, net metering, water conservation, composting, organic gardening and solar oven bread making at the Whites sustainable home, Stoney Point, on East End. Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant to carpool Bring: Notebook, building plans, & ideas Seminar Fee: Max Group: 202013 Call now to register: 340-779-4940or email us at: seminars@friendsvinp.orgDiscounts for Friends Members! Continued on InsideCall now to register for seminars: or email us at: We accept Visa, MasterCard and AmEx. Please note: A 50% cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur within 48 hours of the seminar. Kids 12 and under 50% o! (except on boat trips)

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 19 Saturday, December 1 11:01 a.m. An Estate ing police assistance to have someone removed from her Estate Mandahl property. Police assistance. 2:00 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that a male has been threatening to kill her. Distur bance of the peace, threats. Sunday, December 2 4:50 p.m. A citizen c/r an overturned vehicle on Center line Road in the area of Upper Carolina. Auto collision. 7:43 p.m. A citizen c/r hear tate Fish Bay. Illegal discharge 9:08 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her ex boyfriend assaulted her. Aggravated assault and battery. Monday, December 3 8:15 a.m. A resident p/r that harass her. Telephone harassment. 1:46 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r damage to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 3:25 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a distur bance with a male at the Cruz Bay ferry dock. Disturbance of the peace. 3:43 p.m. An Estate engagement ring and wedding band were stolen from the area larceny. T uesday, December 4 8:28 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance of the peace. Disturbance of the peace. 12:56 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that someone was hunting deer on her property. Trespassing. 5:25 p.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her wallet in the area of Cinnamon Bay. Lost wallet. 5:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his wallet in the area of Dolphin Market. Lost wallet. 6:20 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident c/r that citizens were trespassing on her property. Trespassing. W ednesday, December 5 10:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, December 6 6:55 a.m. A Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Estate Carolina. D.O.A. 11:58 p.m. A visitor c/r that he was assaulted by six unknown males in the area of St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers recognizes that crime is a problem in the territory, and unless we, the citi zens, do our part, we fear it is going to get worse. Anyone who knows something, should say something. Even the smallest bit of infor forcement needs to identify and arrest these criminals. St. John On Monday, November 26, at 7 a.m., an employee of KIWI site at #5A Peter Bay and discovered that sometime over the weekend an orange steel bender valued at $45,000 had been stolen. St. Thomas On Wednesday, November 28, a man was in the area of was stabbed in the lower back by another male who attempted to rob him. When the wounded man was running from his attacker he noticed that three other individuals were involved. St. Croix The Virgin Islands Police Department requests assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for a series of burglar ies and robberies throughout the island. Tell what you know, including the names of the people buying the stolen property, so law enforcement can put a stop to these crimes. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of an armed robber is $900. For a burglar it is $714. In both cases Crime Stoppers pays 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The maxi mum reward is $2,500. Be part of the solution. Continue to help make the community become a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille gal drugs, or weapons, the tipster will receive a reward to be paid according to their instructions. Crime Stoppers USVI is run nanced by membership dues and visit the website and become a dues-paying member. If you have an unsolved crime you would like Crime Stoppers to feature, send an email to CrimeStoppersVI@gmail.com .Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110VIPD SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK: Reducing ViolenceSt. John Tradewinds tired from the Virgin Islands Police Department a new page has been created on the departments website which highlights the accomplishments The department is sending out a call, through this announcement, included in the Retirees web page. Rames, who also manages the police website. relatives information to me uploaded to the site. Access the website at VIPD Website Features Retirees PageSt. John Tradewinds Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If we want to live in a safe community, we must all be a part of the solution. Dont support illegal activi ties, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. Engaging in these activities sends the message that you do not respect the law, as it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbors. Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Encourage others to settle disputes without violence. VIPD Launches Holiday Safety CampaignSt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Police Department has launched an awareness campaign to increase safe behavior during the holiday season and the 60th anniversary of the Crucian Christmas Festival. Commercials are currently air ing on radio and television asking bands and solo artists to record and ing safety. message across to the community to be safe, stop the violence, observe all laws and be our brothers use than music, the universal lanThe invitation is extended to bands, singers, solo artists; whethit as a hobby. Create a 30-second sage of no violence, no criminal activity, no drinking and driving, no texting while driving, monitoring childrens activities or any other appropriate safety message. Dont forget to incorporate a name or the name of a group in the message. a CD and drop it off at any VIPD substation with instructions to deliver it to the PIO. Or upload the link to mrames@vipd.gov.vi. The deadline for submission is incorporated into the VIPDs holiday safety messages which will air through the holiday season. This campaign is a great way for musiin another positive way.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 ARRIVING AT THE POINTACROSS band thermometer (Kansas motto) proof often sold economy opera house) music (literary aliases) chance) answers? service DOWN receiver Andre jaws vessels) 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) 642-3263Monday, December 10 The Coral Bay Community Council will host an open house on Monday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at its in Coral Bay. T uesday, December 11 Uses Planning meeting hosted by Coral Bay Community Council will be on Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in T uesday, December 13 will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Morris deCastro Clinic. Saturday, December 15 Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, December 15.The Virgin Islands Audubon Society needs volunteers to help with this count. Anyone who is not sure of bird species, need not worry. Audubon assign newbies with more experienced birders. Anyone interested in participating should call Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257. Carmel Catholic Church at a 15, on a barge docked at the Cruz Bay Creek. The feast starts at 7:30 p.m. chicken, BBQ chicken and more. Drinks will be for sale as well and there will be DJ music to keep everyone dancing. Monday, December 17 Societys monthly meeting will be Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church. T uesday, December 18 second annual Holiday Open House at the Cruz Bay shelter for anyone and everyone to come in and visit. Stop by the shelter, located next to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library entrance across from the Tamarind Inn, on Tuesday, December 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. W ednesday, December 19 will present two concerts this holiday season. The choir will perform at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, December 19, and at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday, December 21. Both concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. at the Coral Bay basketball court. Sunday, December 23 Ramble will be taking place on Sunday, December 23.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Side: One bedroom, one bath, w/d $900 Two bedrooms, one bath, washer, Fish Bay $1400 Three bedrooms, two bath, w/d $1800 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, Foreign & Domestic. Call 227-9574 Commercial/Ofce BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?EMAIL advertising@tradewinds.vi CALL 340-776-6496 ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 THEMAIL advertising@tradewinds.vi CALL 340-776-6496 For Rent Spacious three bedroom, three bath home on breezy Bordeaux Mountain with large garage and shop space. Perfect for woodworker with small family, or professional couple. Available immediately. $2000 per month. First and last month's rent required. One year lease. 202-812-5930 CHOCOLA TE HOLE: Share 2/2 Split Plan Large 2/2 with 1/1's split by living areas. Fully Furnished. Electricity Included. $1100. Close to Westin and 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 715-3421 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 EXPERIENCED SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW COME WORK WITH THE #1 SELLING AGENCY! CALL RE/MAX 340-775-0949 or Email dbeam@emax.net ALL INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. Employment

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HH-TW 12.10.2012 C.indd 1 12/5/12 6:44 PM St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 23 I bet our food supply would be affected and we may have no choice but to grow our own food, which is why its important to teach kids about agriculture. but for other schools that cant do that, agriculture could be tied into science or once a week the kids could go out and plant a tree or tend a garden. The EARTH program has been a great oppor tunity for me. I like going out to the garden dur ing EARTH class and planting all kind of fruits and vegetables with my friends, then getting to harvest (and eat!) them a few months later. I to get some seeds and start some earth boxes at home. My family uses herbs that we grow in the garden when we cook our meals. We have learned they taste a lot better fresh than store bought and shipped from who knows where. have at least a basic understanding of where doesnt qualify as a basic understanding, because a thousand years from now, when the rainforests are gone, weve burned all our fossil fuels, and McDonalds is a thing of the past (that one seems impossible), were going to have to know how to feed ourselves. And if we dont know anything about agriculture, how the heck are we going to do that? By Mirisa Clendinen mentals of agriculture, a child can accomplish growing their own garden. With the economy going the way it is, in a few years a tomato may be something so expensive that you wont be able to even think twice about buying it. Sooner or later people will have to rely on growing their own food. By teaching agriculture, children can learn what the value of food really is and realize how can also help families save money, so no one will have to worry what they will be eating tonight. No one should have to go to be hungry. There should be teaching of agriculture in schools world!GHS EARTH JournalBringing Agricultural Back to Territory SchoolsContinued from Page 10 St. John Tradewinds News Photos enjoy food they grew

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24 St. John Tradewinds, December 10-16, 2012 Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Opening Delights Guests