St. John tradewinds
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David Knight Hopes To Get Cruz Bay Historic District RecognitionPage 3Record-Breaking Online Auction Benets FriendsPage 8 December 17-23, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Steve Simonsen Photography Simonsen Photographs Grace Carnival BreezeSt. John photographer Steve Simonsen stands in front of one of the 33 images taken by him which were recently installed on the cruise ship Carnival Breeze .SEE STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS P AGE 5 AND 23. Jeremy Zuber Wins Big on The Price Is Right TV Show Page 2 Brothers Luca and Tomas del Olmo Continue Climbing Local Tennis RankingsPage 7


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 17-23, 2012 Taking a bit of a break from his around the world Christmas gift distribution, Santa Claus himself will be making a stop on St. John on Christmas Eve, Monday night, December 24. The folks at Caneel Bay Resort are once again making sure that all the little boys and girls on St. John get to say hello to Santa. The big man himself will be arriving at the Cruz Bay ferry dock around 9:30 p.m. with his elves on a Caneel Bay Resort ferry. Santa and his elves will make sure all the little kids on St. John receive a gift. The annual Coral Bay Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6:30 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. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Arriving December 24 in Cruz BayBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Winning the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race is apparently just one of Jer emy Zubers many talents. The St. John resident won $44,000 worth of prizes and trips as a contestant on The Price is Right, which aired on Monday, December 10. The show was taped on Septem ber 25, but Zuber was tight-lipped about how he fared. In the end, he was the days big winner, taking to winning the Showcase Showdown. After arriving at his parents Thousands Oaks, California home ance Michelle Weisman arose at 3 a.m. in order to get in line for the show. you really want to go; Im so tired, said Zuber. But it was our plan and we were really excited to go. While tickets to the show are free, potential contestants must line up outside the gate to the lot early to be ensured one of the 325 seats. Once Zuber, his parents and Weisman were given their numbers, they were allowed inside the gate at 9 a.m. That is when Zuber made an impression on whoever picked the contestants out of the audience, he explained. They dont tape the show until 12:30 p.m., so you just wait and wait and wait, Zuber said. People watch you and monitor you and thats how the selection process goes. Im kind of a nutty guy, so I turned on the juice to about a seven; I made myself noticed. tered the stage set and took their seats in the audience. I had a funny feeling that something was going to happen, said Zuber. Sure enough they call twinge of disappointment, which you cant be disappointed about not getting on, but I was. And then the fourth name got called and it was me. My brain exploded and we all freaked out, he said. I was running around like a crazy man. items up for bid, a nook and sever when the second items up for bid were wheeled onto the stage, he explained. The next two items were surfboards and it just so happens that Michelles brother is a pretty big surfer so she knew what they cost, said Zuber. She gave me the sign for $1,200 and then I hear the next lady going and people telling her to bid $1,201.Caneel Bay Resorts Jeremy Zuber W ins Big on The Price Is RightAnnual Coral Bay Sing-a-long Set for Dec. 19 at Basketball Court Jeff Miller. The presentation will be on Thursday, December 20, at 6 p.m. in the Coral Bay Room (opposite the ballroom) at the Westin Resort. Admission is free. The presentation is targeted to boat captains, charter crews, dive masters/guides, water sports staff, etc. to better prepare them to discuss issues with their customers/clients/guests related to the loWhile the presentation is intended primarily for those involved in water-based activities for visitors, interested members of the general public are welcome. Local Biologist Jeff Miller Speaking on State of the Reef December 20The 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 begin at 7:30 p.m. The program will include both sacred and secular Christmas music. One of the choirs favorite guest artists, Nancy Ruffer, will 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 available at the door.St. John Singers To Present Holiday Concerts on December 19 and 21 Continued on Page 19 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo his parents after his The Price Is Right success.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Cruz Bay holds incredible historic treasures and local historian David Knight thinks it is about time that visitors and locals alike get a better understanding of the area. Armed with a grant from the (SHIPO), the amount of which Knight declined to share, the historian is delving into a year-long research project to get downtown Historic District as well as a Virgin Islands Historic District. While many people are familiar with the National Register of Historic Places, there is also a Territory Register of Historic Places. Being included on the federal list, automatically adds the historic site on the territory list, Knight explained. The local list is basically the same as the National Register, but its a local register and anything within the Virgin Islands which is nominated and goes on the national register automatically goes on our Territory Register, he said. And beyond that, the local SHIPO has the authority to recognize sites considered historically and cultur qualify for federal recognition. Instead of recommending one or two buildings, Knight is nominating Cruz Bay town to be recognized as a Historic District. What were going for here for Cruz Bay is not necessarily preelement, said Knight. Were not what were going for is a nomination as a district. Theres a big difference. There are currently three districts in the Virgin Islands which are recognized as Historic Districts: the Kings Corner area of downtown Charlotte Amalie; the oldest por tion and part of the waterfront of tiansted. Knight wants Cruz Bay added to that list. I have the feeling that we are missing out in people recognizing Bay by not having the Historic District appointment of the oldest section of Cruz Bay, Knight said. Cruz By was overlooked for the recognition in the past in order to promote development, Knight explained. Up until the development decades of the 1960s and 70s, Cruz Bay was only barely a village with a very small population and no real economy, he said. It was the seat of government for the island, but that government was an extension of St. Thomas. Both from a federal and a local perspective, Cruz Bay was seen to be very poor and in need of government help to make it develop and bring in services, to make it more vibrant. Then all of a sudden we have the National Park created on St. John and this little, sleepy village hamlet all of a sudden became the gateway to a national park, Knight said. Because there were no preservation measures in Cruz Bay they ended up developing, not preserving. Then things just boomed and snowballed and got out of control. With all the focus on development, areas of Cruz Bay were actually exempted from the Coastal Zone Management plan, Knight added. We did not even have a National Register at that time nor were we thinking about preservation, he said. Requirements for including a certain building or site on the National Historic Register are very nominating a district are broad, explained Knight. The guidelines are broad for a district because they realize that districts are often living towns, he said. So what makes Cruz Bay a candidate for recognition as a Historic District? The reason can be put very completely a no-brainer, said Knight. Cruz Bay has historic contextual integrity. What I mean by that is that the town of Cruz Bay was originally surveyed and mapped by the Danish surveyor Julius von Rohr in July 1766. Von Rohrs survey shows the town of Cruz Bay laid out in an or derly grid with two primary streets running parallel to the water and two cross streets; just like today. That original survey is here of the Recorder of Deeds, said Knight. It has survived intact and is the only copy that has all of the original street names and plots of town laid out. And what is amazing is that his plan, rendered nearly 150 years ago, is the exact same layout that we encounter in Cruz Bay today. Our streets have never moved; they are still in exactly the same spot, he said. Our town plots are still plotted exactly as von Rohr drew them. Our park was laid out St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 3 Continued on Page 17Thursday, Dec. 20th INDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Historical Bit & Pieces ...........9 Letters ............................14-15 Obituaries ......................16-17 Police Log ...........................19 Cruz Bay circa 1938 (Photo by Daisy Reck)St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of David KnightDavid Knight Hopes To Get Cruz Bay Historic District Recognition St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of David KnightCruz Bay dock, 1938 (Photo by Dr. George H. H. Knight)


4 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 St. John Tradewinds cart, arrived December 12 at the Romeo Company emergency response along bad roads, through park trails and other challenging terrains, according to The Gator has capacity for 70 gallons of water week.Coral Bay Fire Stations Gets New GatorBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A new fence complete with barbed wire was recently spotted among jacent Department of Tourism Park apparently is not, explained Loretto Kraft, who works nearby. there with all the holiday decorations. means the barbed wire fence is up all weekend long and on holidays, Kraft added. What is this all about, Kraft asked. To keep the homeless out? What if a child ran into that razor wire?Its dangerous. Plus, it seems like they spent a lot of money to put up this fence, said Kraft. All of that just to keep the homeless out of their park?Residents Question New Barbed St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel unpaved roads. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Loretto Kraft points out the new barbed wire fence near


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There are few venues in which to showcase artwork so that it will be seen by thousands of potential island visitors on a daily basis, yet that is exactly where 33 prints by renowned local photographer Steve Simonsen are now displayed. That venue is the newest and largest of Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Breeze. The ship, all 1,004-feet of it with about 3,500 passengers and 1,500 crew members, docked on St. Thomas on Tuesday, DecemSimonsens photographs were displayed throughout all three of the ships main concourse stairways. Carnival Breeze was built in Italy just this summer to the tune of about $758 million. After taking control of her from the shipyard on June 1, she cruised the Mediter ranean for several months before transferring to her home port of Miami. Carnival Breeze cruises on six and eight day trips through the Caribbean and Bahamas. Last week was Carnival Breezes inaugural visit to St. Thomas and Simonsen, his wife Janet and several friends got a VIP tour of the ship and its beautiful photography. Carnival Breeze boasts two large water slides as well as a miniature golf course, three theaters, a ropes course and several swimming pools. With a sprawling spa and adults-only sections, however, the ship caters to kids of all ages. pizzeria, to a Mexican eatery, an Indian tandoori cafe and even a sushi restaurant, Carnival Breeze offers something for every taste. Carnival Breeze has been enjoying robust bookings, according to Carnival Hotel Director Pierre Camilleri. This is the biggest Carnival ship ever to be based in Miami, booked at premium price. There are discounts on other ships, but this one people pay premium price for and she is booked. Carnival used the services of time to design this latest ship, Camilleri explained. val used PSD and they brought a whole new look, he said. The ship is lighter and fresher looking with a Caribbean feel. Our market area is like a small city, but it feels St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 5 Steve Simonsens Photographs Grace Halls of Carnival Breeze Cruise ShipContinued on Page 23 are also displayed on board the cruise ship. EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Steve Simonsen Photography Simonsen gets close to one of his images aboard the Carnival Breeze


St. John Tradewinds which supports education on St. John hosted a reception on December 6 at Jungle Stone, the home of The reception was for three groups of people leaders and concerned citizens from across St. John. Jongh attended the reception and stayed for a small dinner afterwards. Both spoke eloquently about the providing a quality early learning environment for the territorys youngest children. They also talked about initiatives each of them are passionate about including the Governors Summer years of operation are: parents would otherwise not be able to afford it, to have eye exams and buy glasses; Ten children were sponsored to attend summer camps; Every island school has been funded to purchase teaching aids and technology such as E-readers to support the in-classroom experience; and A total of $20,000 of matching grants were provided to support island schools community fundraising initiatives. The groups most important accomplishment is that about 40 years of education have been provided by grants of $100,000 providing tuition assistance so that needs-based children can attend quality preschools, according to founder and president of Kids Thanks to our generous donors we have been able we would welcome additional support from island businesses and citizens. 6 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 Governor and First Lady Join Kids First! Supporters at Clain Home 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 East End Adventures Ring in the New Year at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay Live Music by Locals on the 8 Champagne Toast at Midnight Party Starts at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Governor John deJongh, third from right, discusses education initiativesThursday, (L to R) John deJongh, Cecile deJongh,


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John brothers Luca and Tomas del Olmo have been playing tennis seriously now for the past three years, and theyre making their mark on the local court scene. Rico Open in mid-November, the St. John Youth Tennis Tournament in late November, and early this month at the V.I. Tennis Association Tournament in St. Croix, the brothers continue to climb the ranks of local tennis competition. Tomas del Olmo turned 13 years old this month, which brought him to a new age group. Previously a power house in the 12 and Under group, Tomas del Olmo is now making his name known in the 14 and Under age group. The Gifft Hill School seventh grader won his last tournament in the 12 and Under at the Puerto Rico Open November 9 through 12 and 16 through 18. Afearlier in December. At 15 years old, Luca del Olmo competes in the 16 and Under age group where he also more than holds his own. The GHS 10th grader had competitive in St. Croix. The two can often be seen at the public tennis courts in Cruz Bay with their father and coach Alfredo del Olmo, where they practice every day. And theyre not about to slow down. I like tennis for the competition and its fun to meet people from all over who play too, said Luca del Olmo. I might feel lazy sometimes and not want to practice, but then when I get out here, I dont want to leave. Our Dad pushes us to get out here every day and that is great, said Tomas del Olmo. Tennis is so much fun and the competition is fun too. Up next, the del Olmo brothers and their father are hosting a week-long training program December 28 through January 4 at the courts in Cruz Bay which the trio expects players from St. Croix and Puerto Rico to join as well.St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 7 Brothers Tomas, left, and Luca del Olmo. Luca and Tomas del Olmo Continue Climbing Local Tennis Rankings Happy Holidays! THE DELI IS OPENA Full Vegetarian Deli where most everything is homemade, from our veggie burgers to our lemongrass ginger dressing. The deli serves sandwiches, wraps, and salads, fresh press juices and smoothiesAt The Marketplace 9-6 Monday-Thursday 9-4 Friday tel: 340-693-3333 web: www.natureswayvi.comVegan Chef Renteria has more than 23 years of experience with 10 of those years as a full vegetarian chef Deli Hours: 11-4 Mon-Thu 10-2 Fri ee pastas and more! The 4th Annual Reindeer Ramble will be taking place on Sunday, December 23, with registration at 7:30 and the race at 8 a.m. This fun 5K run will give all the reindeer, elves, and, of course, Santa, a much needed warm-up for the big day. There will be an abbreviated course for the little reindeer. Participants are encouraged to show their Christmas spirit by donning hats, antlers, tinsel and ornaments. There will be a prize for best costume. Jingle bells will be distributed for shoelaces for an added touch of whimsy. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Annaberg parking lot. Race starts at 8 a.m. Donations are not required, but will be greatly appreAnimal Care Center. There will be fun Christmas themed awards and sweets and treats Fourth Annual Reindeer Ramble Dec. 23Anyone who has been waiting for the right time to make a gift to VINP to pursue a swift year-end campaign. Donations made to the matched up to $40,000. Please take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of those gifts. A $25 gift doubles to $50; a $50 donation becomes $100. Any amount sent is worth twice as much during this matching gift to the address at PO Box 811, St. John, VI 00831. A Gift to Friends of V.I. National Park Goes Twice as Far Until Dec. 31


8 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 St. John Tradewinds Online Auction raised over $43,000 this year, shattering the goal of $30,000 as well as last years record of just over $28,000. ervation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park and to promoting the responsible enjoyment of this unique national trea sure. All money raised from the auction will support on behalf of Virgin Islands National Park, which includes 23 programs and projects this year. People love shopping for a good cause, esNational Park, and they get great deals too, said director. We had 58 items more than ever which sold over the three week auction period that ended December 9. We had everything from villa stays to excursions, jewelry, art, services and retail items. Response from our local businesses has been great and they enjoy being featured on this popular online event, said Vahling. The top seller of the auction was a seven-night stay at the luxury villa, Isla Vista, which sold for $6,500 but was valued at nearly $10,000. In second place was a seven-night bareboat char ter aboard at 52-foot Hylas sail boat which sold for $4,500 and retails for $9,100. Some items sold for more than retail value as bidders showed generous support for the cherished V.I. National Park. around the same time in years to come, giving holiday shoppers and vacation seekers a great opportuthe same time. made the auction possible, their media partners for helping them to get the word out and of course, all the bidders who clicked and shopped online to Mark the date on those calendars for Saturday, mela Deckoff at their beautiful Peter Bay home Presidio del Mar. Park at 779-4940 for more information or to buy Friends of VINP Wraps Up Record-Breaking Online Auction St. John Tradewinds News Photo Barbara & Jeffrey Katz (left) are presented with the top auction prize of seven nights at Isla Vista by Karen Vahling, right. Saving Energy Every Day Why should residents choose an ENERGY STAR qualified model? FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENERGY STAR CALL THE ENERGY OFFICE at 773.8436 on St. Croix or 714.8436 on St. Thomas or visit the website at vienergy.org


St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 9 St. John Tradewinds This greeting rang all through the islands at Christmas time that ran from Christmas Eve to Three Kings Day (January 6th). Preparations for Christmas began around Thanksgiving with blending and bottling of native berries and rum. Guavaberry is best when its carried forward from other years with additional rum and quavaberries added as needed. Cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, prunes, and raisins were added. The thought being the longer you keep it, the better it tastes. In old times, the Christmas tathan a ham or turkey. A 10 to 15 pound grouper would be stuffed with bread crumbs and baked after being rubbed and coated with pond salt and fresh pepper corns and spices. Stuffed kid (young goat) was still considered to be a Christmas treat. Sweet bread was made and appears to have been readily exchanged even though almost all households made it. Secret ingredients abounded and liquors of all type were used. The good food and desserts fueled the serenading and singing that continued through the night on Christmas Eve. Caroling and home visits was the order of the day. However, on St. Thomas they had the making of a stereophonic spectacular. A group of 40 to 50 mans Hill, another group would be on Denmark Hill and a third group stood on Blackbeards Hill and they would sing to each other. One group would sing and the next group would answer. It would nevTwo things were totally differ Claus, brought gifts to the children. nor did he climb down chimneys. has existed since Roman times and continues to be represented in many countries. The other major difference was Compliments of the SeasonSt. John Tradewinds News Graphic White-bearded Father Christmas accompanied by mummers, a tradition that goes back to the Roman Saturnalia but lapsed in Puritan times. 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. 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. Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds The holidays are upon us. All the entertaining this time of year can be daunting. So here are some easy recipes to impress your guests without spending hours in the kitchen. SPINACH AND DUCK SALAD WITH CRISPY P ANCETT A, MANGO, T OASTED PINENUTS AND FET A This is a very simple starter, but also very tasty. Serves four to six people 2 duck breasts, skinned 1 package of pancetta or prosciutto 2 mangoes 1 large bag washed baby spinach leaves 6 oz. feta cheese Marinade: 1/2 mild chili pepper chopped, handful of chopped cilantro, 1/2 inch grated fresh ginger, and olive oil, zest and juice of one lime. Marinade the duck breast for a few hours or over night. Either grill the duck breast or fry in a skillet, two to three minutes per side. so until cooked to desired temperature. Duck should cool and slice. excess fat. Toast pinenuts and slice mango. Arrange the spinach on plates, top with feta, mango and pancetta and then the sliced duck breast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with a simple vinaigrette. P ARMESAN SHORTBREADS These can be frozen and become a last minute canape by themselves or topped with goat cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes and basil. Makes 24 8 oz butter 8 oz Parmesan, Gruyere or strong cheddar cheese grated Pinch of cayenne Pinch of dry mustard Pinch of salt 1 egg beaten the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add cheese, mustard, cayenne and enough egg just to bind. Work into a dough, but do not over handle. Cut into rounds or triangles. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. GRAVLAX WITH MUST ARD SAUCE Gravlax originated in Scandinavia. This is my Mums recipe which I remember we used to enjoy at Christmas time with brown bread and butter on a platter for people to help themselves. Or you can serve it on squares of rye bread. It is a delicious way to enjoy salmon. 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup coarse sea salt 4 tbsp brandy 4 tbsp white wine 1 tsp crush white peppercorns 1 bunch dill sheet. Place rest of ingredients on top. Place second Cover with plastic wrap, weigh down with heavy plate and refrigerate. for three days. scrape off the herbs. Slice very thinly and serve with mustard sauce. Mustard Sauce 1 tbsp Dijon 6 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp wine vinegar 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 1 tsp sugar Salt and pepper to taste CHICKEN CASSEROLE WITH MUSHROOMS, ONIONS AND GARLIC IN WHITE WINE AND THYME CREAM SAUCE Casseroles are easy, yet homey and satisfying. This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for several days. To serve just slowly reheat on stovetop or in oven. 1 whole chicken cut into six pieces and dredged 1 large onion sliced 1 package mushrooms wiped and sliced 3 garlic cloves peeled 1 tsp dijon mustard 2 bay leaves Handful of fresh thyme or marjoram 1/4 pint heavy cream10 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 Easy Recipes for Holiday Entertainingby Mares CraneContinued on Page 18 ber Live Jazz Tuesday Closed Sunday & Monday


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When friends of William Aiken, better known across St. John as Pirate Bill, found out the longtime resident was diagnosed with terminal cancer, they decided to do something to help. Since many of Aikens friends happen to be artistically inclined, that something inevitably turned into artwork. The public is invited to come out and support these artists, with proceeds going to Aiken, at an opening reception The Ballad of from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bajo el Sol. Enjoy wine and hors doeuvres while browsing works of and inspired by the pirate himself. The night will also feature Appalachian folk music by The Vagabonds featuring David Wegman and food by Julie Van Pelt of East West Cater The show will feature works by Wegman, Livy Hitchcock, Les Anderson, Deborah St. Clair, Lucy Portlock, Annie Caswell, Paz, Elaine Estern, Matt Mueller, Sandwich, Patty Taquard, Viki Brown and more. The group show, The Ballad of Pirate Bill, will run at Bajo el Sol Gallery, up the stairs at Mongoose Junction, through the month of January. Pirate Bill is suffering from terminal throat cancer and will be moving to an assisted living said Sandwich, who organized funds through the show to provide comfort to this iconic man in his closing years. The artists proceeds from the show will be pooled into Aiken is an animal lover who has cared for the stray cats at Johnson Beach for years and a portion of the gallerys proceeds from the show will be donated to the St. John Animal Care Center. In Bills later years, caring for the stray cat population of Coral Bay was his passion and his solace, said Sandwich. He is one of the ACCs most recognized volunteers. The night will be a chance for the public to enjoy works by both well-known and little-seen artists, Sandwich explained. The roster of artists features talents, and reclusive world-famous artists that show their work infrequently, she said. Expect mermaids, pirate ships, whimsical portraits of Pirate Bill, and paintings of Bills beloved Johnson Bay feral cats. Expect high times at the receptunes performed by Wegman and friends. choice winner Van Pelt is donating scrumptious hors doeuvre platters which will incorporate local, sustainable, organic products grown and produced locally. In addition to performing, Wegman has also created the centerpiece of the show, Sandwich added. Painter/Musician/Circumnavigating Sailor David Wegman has created the centerpiece of The Ballad of Pirate Bill, she said. His three-feet, by four-feet mural will be installed as a memorial on Johnson Beach at the completion of the be bolted to the side of the cat feeding station on the beach that Bill lovingly maintained for more than 10 years. Johnson Beach, Wegmans mural will be displayed at Bajo el Sol next to a book of stories about Aikens fascinating life and information about the feral cat program, the feeding stations and the ACC volunteer program. A beach party and BBQ at the cat station is planned at Johnson St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 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! The Ballad of Priate BillFriends of Bill Aiken Hosting Art Show at Bajo el Sol January 4


12 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 Watch Yachts Cruise Along South Shore from Sea Palms By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Located near the end of Maria Bluff in Estate Chocolate Hole, Sea Palms offers unparalleled water views to the south all the way to St. Croix and west to St. Thomas. The three-bedroom, three and a half-bath home, located on a 0.7acre lot, is for sale for $1.7 million, explained Islandia Real Estate broker/owner Merry Nash. One thing which sets this property apart is its lack of wear and tear. Built in 2000, Sea Palms is still owned by the original owner, explained Nash. This house is in excellent condition as it has never been a rental and still has the original owner, she said. The home is located in Estate Chocolate Hole, just a short drive to the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay, but in a quiet and upscale neighborhood. The Maria Bluff area of Chocolate Hole is one of the most desir able residential neighborhoods on St. John, said Nash. Sea Palms consists of three large bedrooms, each with its own private balcony and en suite bath. A luxurious walk-in closet can be found in the master, and all three bedrooms are well-appointed with plenty of light and breeze. Another impressive feature of this home is that all of those bedrooms are located under one roof; making Sea Palms an ideal home for families with small children. The home also boasts custom mahogany trim, cool air conditioning throughout and high ceilings. Several different dining options include a beautiful area on the covered deck, perfect for al fresco meals. Work on that tan while lounging on the large sundeck and cool off in the refreshing pool. All the while be sure to soak up the magtrade winds. There are really nice views from Sea Palms west to St. Thomas and sunsets as well as south to St. Croix, said Nash. You can also watch the yachts and cruise ships sailing along the south shore of St. John. The sizable corner lot Sea Palms is located on even offers room for the construction of a guest house. With its single building construction and potential for expansion, Sea Palms would be ideal for families or for an investment to put in the short-term market, Nash added. Palms, call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at 340-776-6666 or on her cell phone at 340-642-2246. St. John Tradewinds News PhotoLocated near the point of Maria Bluff, Sea Palms has amazing views and large bedrooms. 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! www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 13 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 On December 7th, Ms. Wakelees elementary class at the St. John Montessori School visited the Butterfly Farm on St. Thomas. The class won first prize for their poster at the Litter Stomp last spring, and won free entry to see the entertaining bird show and experience being surrounded by Winners!!! St. John Tradewinds News PhotosSt. John Montessori School elementary class students were thrilled to get up close with St. John Montessori Bake Sale is a Huge SuccessSt. John Tradewinds Anyone who noticed the beautifully decorated Saturday, December 8, that was the St. John Montessori Schools 4th Annual Holly Bake Sale. Students raised $780 for the schools scholarship fund. The children and their families want to thank The Marketplace for this opportunity and to everyone who so generously purchased delicious treats. The school serves children two and a half through 8 years old and is located outside Coral Bay. Pictured are St. John Montessori students Amelie Zucker, 6, her little sister Zia Zucker, 4, and Naima Krigger, 8.Montessori Students Enjoy Trip to Buttery FarmSt. John Tradewinds class at the St. John Montessori School visited the Litter Stomp last spring, and won free entry to see the entertaining bird show and experience being sur The well-trained exotic birds did some impressive chrysalises. The class was fascinated by the insects as they arms, often to the top of a childs head. with their proboscises. The trip compliments the zoology work of the students and will most likely stimulate further studies of these beautiful creatures. On December 7th, Ms. Wakelees elementary class at the St. John Montessori School visited the Butterfly Farm on St. Thomas. The class won first prize for their poster at the Litter Stomp last spring, and won free entry to see the entertaining bird show and experience being surrounded by Winners!!! St. John Tradewinds News Photo Zia Zucker.


14 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DEC. 20th 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 Rapes: 1Possible variants of opinion: a) Yes it will. b) No it opinion polls indicating? Given the approaching winter solstice and the Mayan calendar prediction, for a substantial number of individuals this does seem to be a subject worth contemplating, if not on the universal level, then at the very least on the individual. So, if youve already selected a position from the above options, or if youve pondering the implied consequences. time in which the human species has existed, why has ject of so much discourse over the last few millennia, and perhaps longer? The best perspective I have encountered on the consideration of time was put forth by Dr. Carl Sagan in his award winning TV series entitled Cosmos. He posits in episode one, that if the time lapse that occurred since the Big Bang were divided into a calendar year, each month would be about one and one-quarter billion years, each day 40 million years, each second 500 years. In this great saga of events, riod represented on December 31 at about 10:30 p.m. It was not until 11:59 and 20 seconds that man began the use of tools and endeavored upon agriculture. At the written records of history begun. Here on the last day of a roughly 15 billion year calendar we appear and recognize our own existence. To further dramatize the brevity of our appearance as a species Dr. Sagan asks us to consider the size of perimposed as squares on its surface, at the bottom right corner of the last month the size of an area comparable to a human hand would represent mankinds entire presence, historical as well as pre-historical. Weve only arrived and yet our perhaps greatest obsession is this recurring prediction of an approach ing end. Why? As a species we very nearly disappeared at the outset, when under very adverse environmental conditions our numbers dwindled to less than 1,000. The fossil records indicate that those survivors sheltered in caves in a coastal area of southern Africa. overcame each new adversity and in the process expanded its capacity to retain new insights, which in turn led to ever increasing skills, and with continu ally increasing numbers, an ability to organize in ever more complex social organizations, arriving at last at our present condition. A mere 200,000 years or so, and we now reign as the most adaptable species that has yet evolved on this planet. The dinosaurs ruled this planet for 160 million years, and in one cataclysmic event, died out 65 million year ago. Our distant ancestor survived that catastrophe. This is a truly remarkable success story with no apparent hint of where the source of our innate nihilism lies. In that grand transformation from hunter-gatherer to technologically dependent functionary, we abandoned what were once very essential and cherished relationships with each other and the environment that sustains us. Our existence in the span of only several hundred years evolved from a widely understood knowledge of agriculture and animal husbandry to a consumer consciousness focused on pricing and guided by adand improved. mantra that has all but exterminated the ties of family unity and close-knit community that once gave all members a vital connection to the past and a shared responsibility to the future. Globalization has set the standard for success, and the essential element in all societies of whatever culture surveyed is greed. Cor ruption is an inevitable consequence, truth and justice collateral damage. All branches of governments everywhere, with only varying degrees of responsibility, are active participants in the collusion that is necessary. planet, and began its evolution through the two most basic strategies that remain with us to this day, competition and cooperation. If greed is nothing more it is in our species best interest to limit its expression, because the consequences of the activities that it fosters, including the vast accumulation of wealth among a small elite, environmental degradation and species extinction, might well be the path to our own fabled Armageddon. subject matter, and the competitive nature of capital sible opportunity. The movie has been out for some time, and our fascination with catastrophic epics assured it a successful run. Hundreds of books, and a TV show all fed the interest in the doomsday The entire coverage of this event which centers on the ending of a 5,000 year period of the Mayan calen dar this December 21, 2012 has been an exaggeration and distortion in which greed played no small part. Guatemalan sages have even visited Cuba to hold a ceremony and make offerings to Mother Earth and the sea. Their reverence for this planet was genuine; the interest of our modern Western civilization a pale and anemic testament to self-interest and the misguided search for entertainment as a substitute for genuine spiritual experience. December 22, 2012 will usher in a new dawn that Milky Way. Therein lies our relationship not only to our Sun, but to billions of other Suns and planets that constitute our galaxy. That date is like a mile marker, The End Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued on Next Page


St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 15 St. John School of the Arts wishes to thank Kimberly Boulon for giving us a wonderful arts experi day, December 7. The dancers, Kaitlyn Cummings, Lineek Williams, Zoya Otto, Tiareh Schaub and Emily Wild, did an amazing job at posing throughout the evening as living sculptures as well as their dance performance. Many thanks to Eddie Bruce and Jared Warren for their willingness, openness and creativity in composing and playing the music. The masks and costume design by Kaya Charles, a former SJSA student, were amazing. Thanks also to Drapes Jensen and Kevyn Salsberg for pouring wine and Ken Wild and Ronnie Lee for Speer for letting us use their gong and the colorful scarves Radha just donated to the school that we added to the costumes giving it a more Caribbean feel. Thanks to everyone who came in support of the over $2,100. Boulons paintings were outstanding and I hope, will stop by and see her beautiful artwork. Kimberly Boulon Executive Director SJSA SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.viThanks for the Great Night and for Support SJSA Helen Dunkerley-Ceramics Beverly MeliusCaribbean Haiku West Indies Co., Drapes, Kevyn Wines And Wine Tasting Gail Anderson Confections Dancers Eddie Bruce And Jarod WarrenMusic Tradewinds Newspaper Excellent Coverage Bill Stelzer Graphic Design, Videography YeLena Rogers Photography Robyn Podany Gallery Assistance Martha Toomey Centerpiece Alfredos Landscaping Palms And Planters Kimberly BoulonBoulon Thanks Caribbanese Show Supporters We read with interest your report of the IGBA sponsored meeting with WAPA representatives. There surely have been many challenges for WAPA and its customers in developing its net meter ing pipeline. WAPA, at times, has shown resistance, even under handedness. The net metering law is now two and one half years on the books; WAPA will come to value its solar programs for the part they play. St. John net metering customers should be proud of their role. St. John, by any measure, is an example for the Caribbean region. Private solar generation, per capita, is on a world class scale. The WAPA representative stated that 115 net metering installations are in place on St. Croix, and this is admirable. Yet, our companys customers alone comprise almost 80 systems; undoubtedly our capa In spite of the challenges, we know of no net metering customers with lingering regrets. Why is net metering, as mandated by law, so successful? It does it all. Solar saves the customer considerable money, and insulates against the inevitable future WAPA increas es. It is simply the right thing to do. How much air borne pollution can we hand our children and grandchildren in the name of non-caring? Many within WAPA are moving forward. We urge you to see the problems, but to be the answer. Thank you, a most solar Holiday to all. Bill Osborn Solor Energy Is the Right Thing T o Do Letters To St. John Tradewindsa point of reference in our cosmic journey; and in a truer sense, another beginning. Hugo Roller A farmer in Coral Bay, St. John, VI The End Continued


16 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 Bahai Community of St. John 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. 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 Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church DirectorySt. John Tradewinds Dolly Reckliess October 8, 1920 December 5, 2012 An independent, freethinking person who lived an incredible life. She encompassed so many unique talents. Her life was one of variation, excelling at whatever she chose to pursue. She was born in Chicago, Ill., An only child. Although her legal name was Sylvia D. Reckliess, she, from childhood, has always been known as Dolly. Born into a circus family, she spent her early years traveling with her parents to various circuses, carnivals and on the vaudeville cir cuits throughout the United States. Their home base became Manhattan, in New York City, where they would live for periods of time between engagements. It is not surprising that at the age of 15 she began her own career in show business. Known as a Dancing Deceptionist, she developed an act that combined acrobatic dancing and sleight of hand. Her act while performing feats of magic, such as swallowing lightbulbs and then pulling them out lit. One of her favorite stories was when a reviewer in the audience noticed that there was an extra lit lightbulb other than what she had initially swallowed. She performed in numerous nightclubs and theatrical venues. It was the time of glamor in the nightclub scene. Places such as the 21 Club she remembered fondly, and performed there often. During World War II, she traveled and performed with the USO, entertaining the brave U.S. and British troops. This was a time in her life that she was especially proud of. She was in Britain dur and numerous other places. She recounted sad stories of visiting wounded soldiers in the hospitals, and funny stories about some of Astaire. Upon her return to the U.S., she eventually married and had two daughters. The family moved to New Rochelle, N.Y., where she began working with Hudson Park as the emcee for their concert series. On stage she would perform feats as shed introduce many notable music acts. She was given a radio show and became quite the local celebrity. In 1986, she moved to her beloved island, St. John. Throughout her life she had always been a talented visual artist. On St. John she concentrated on it. Her work sold in numerous stores on both St. John and St. Thomas. She acquired admirers who followed and bought her work. She loved painting fur niture and turning other peoples junk into sought-after treasurers. She created beautiful, sometimes political, rugs and needlepoints. And if all of this isnt enough feeding stations on St. John. Before the Animal Care Center, she was adopting, neutering and feeding animals. She had two dogs and multitudes of cats that she cared for. Her kind heart and love of animals did not allow her to let any animal go unfed or to be hurt. She would nurse them all back to health and let them stay. She was a big supporter of the Animal Care Center, saving the donkeys, and animals. She is survived by her two daughters, Lyn and Karen Mandelbaum, and her 25 (give or take a few) cats. Her cats still reside in Coral Bay, and, as would be her wish, still are being cared for. The world is certainly a much less interesting place without her in it. She will be sorely missed. ObituarySt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of FamilyMiss Dolly Reckliess, at the Dancing Deceptionist, during her stage career. Dolly Reckliess: October 8, 1920 December 5, 2012


St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photos arts class wrapped up last week with the students taking part in a Choppedstyle competition. Since both teams were able to whip up impressive dishes, thanks to skills learned in the class, they were both deemed the winners. Continued from Page 3Cruz Bay Historic District Recognitionin 1766 and it is still the same park. Through Knights research, he has also determined the correct names of those ancient Cruz Bay streets. There are so many mis-translations of von Rohrs names and the reason is that von Rohr was the Danish Crown surveyor so everyone has been trying to translate his names from the Danish, said Knight. But he was a German speaker and he wrote in Ger man. Theyve been totally misnamed, but now Ive been able to translate all of them from German. The streets which constitute the full Cruz Bay historic district start with the street which leads from the Cruz Bay ferry dock to Connections, which is Princes Street. Walking off the dock and taking a right at Mooies, that street is Great Kings Street. If you make a left at Connections, that street running from the U.S. Street. Thats it; that is the historic district, said Knight. Those blocks within those streets from the Battery through the park and out to the waterfront and all the way down Wharfside Village until you hit the area where Grande Bay is now. The historic area also includes the Cruz Bay ferry dock, which was built in 1838, Knight added. While the process of gaining recognition as a Historic District is a slow one, Knight hopes to have the necessary historic narrative complete next year. The documentation and the paperwork is one thing, but I think we should be able to get on the local register almost immediately, said the historian. I have about a year of historic background research and then Ill write the historic narrative. Once that historic narrative is created, Knight will be able to Cruz Bay for recognition as a Historic District. While some buisnessowners might be leery of the designation, they have nothing to worry about, explained Knight. No one has to be worried that this will not allow them to make improvements to their land or anything like that, he said. This is all only a win-win situation for Cruz Bay. Well get little plaques that we can put on our historic elements. Tourists and a lot of people who have moved to St. John resaid Knight. We can make them a part of our common memory and get people to appreciate them. And our tourists will be able to understand what theyre seeing. The designation will also make it easier for preservation groups to obtain federal funds, Knight added. One thing Knight is hoping to change even faster is the location of the cannon found at the end of the Cruz Bay dock, he explained. That cannon was placed there in 1838 when the dock was built, said the historian. The only problem is that the last time they re-built the dock, about 15 or 20 years ago, they uprooted the cannon and its in the wrong context. That cannon was never there pointed out to sea trying to protect us from pirates. It was planted with its muzzle down into the ground and was the hitching post where you hitched your donkey or horse, said Knight. That is just culturally wrong so lets put the cannon back where it should be. V.I. National Park seminar on January 6. To register for that semiGHS Culinary Arts Class Wraps Up St. John Tradewinds Daniel Connair, aged 65, passed away in his sleep on November 30. He lived, he laughed, he loved and he left. And the world will never be the same. Submitted by the Connair Family ObituaryDaniel Connair Daniel Connair Passes A way at 65


Chicken stock 1 cup white wine In a heavy bottomed deep skillet, pour in olive oil and fry the onions until lightly browned. Remove and add a bit more oil. De-glaze pan with white wine. Add back the onions and all other ingredients except cream. Pour over enough chicken stock to come 3/4 of the way up the chicken. Place lid on skillet and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside under tented foil. Remove bay leaves and garlic cloves. Reduce sauce over low heat and add heavy cream. Reduce again to desired thickness. Add chicken back to skillet and serve. POACHED PEARS WITH V ANILLA ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLA TE SAUCE Pinch of cinnamon Zest of lemon and orange 4 oz granulated sugar 1/2 pint red wine 1/4 pint water Put water, wine and sugar into a heavy pan and Add fruit zest and cinnamon. Peel pears without removing stalks. Place upright in pan and cover with lid. Pears should be completely covered with wine and water mixture. Turn pears dur ing cooking. Bring mixture to boil, then lower heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Pears should be a deep crimson color and tender to touch. Remove pears and cool. consistency if desired. Strain sauce. Cut pears in half and fan out by cutting through peak of stalk, but not through the entire fruit. Serve with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce with a sprig of mint. Pears can also be served whole. CHOCOLA TE SAUCE 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate 1/3 cup heavy cream Put chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat cream to hot, but not boiling. Pour over chips and leave to stand that the traditional Christmas tree was replaced by a local tree well suited to the purpose. The inkberry tree has small dark green leaves, is shaped symmetrically like a conifer, and has thorns that are just the right size to hold small candles. My true love brought to me A thrushee in a Calabash tree! My true love brought to me Two ground doves My true love brought to me Three Bahama ducks My true love brought to me My true love brought to me Five golden limes My true love brought to me Six children scratching My true love brought to me Seven snorkelers snorkeling My true love brought to me My true love brought to me Nine guavaberries My true love brought to me Ten tourists shopping My true love brought to me Eleven lobsters boiling My true love brought to me Twelve calabashes AND A THRUSHEE IN A CALABASH TREE! 18 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, 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 Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace Theodore T unick & Company www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Landscaping 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 www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 RestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Villa ManagerSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Continued from Page 9 St. John Tradewinds News Graphic Music and merriment were certainly a part of the Christmas celebration.Continued from Page 10 Historical Bits & Pieces: Compliments of the SeasonChefs Corner: Easy Recipes for Holiday Entertaining


St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 19 Jeremy Zuber W ins Big on The Price Is Right VIPD SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK: Reducing TheftSt. John Tradewinds The committee for the St. John Animal Care Centers winter gala, for merly known as Christmas for the Animals, is delighted to announce that this seasons gala will be at LAutre Monde, Helen Simons home in Great Cruz Bay. The winter gala has always been the major fundraiser for the ACC. This winter it will feature An Evening in Paris as its theme. The gala will be from 6 to 9 p.m on Saturday, January 19. Kelly Cruikshank, gala committee chairwoman, announced that once again tickets will sell for $100 for each person. After December 31, however, they will be sold at $125. Plans are for tickets to be available at the ACC shelter, Connections East and West, St. John Hardware, Nest & Co. at Mongoose Junction, St. Tradewinds will be publishing additional information about the gala in subsequent issues. St. John Tradewinds Keep valuables out of sight. Dont leave beach bags, backpacks, shopping bags, electronics or anything that a thief may consider valuable in plain sight in the car. If a car has a trunk, use it. Put valuables there or in a locked glove box. If a vehicle is open, like a Jeep, take anything of value all the time. Keep doors and windows locked all the time. ACC Winter Gala at LAutre Monde Jan. 19 St. John Tradewinds 4, 2013 with Garry Dial and Luba Dolgopolsky performing a wonThree concerts will follow on January 25, March 29 and April 12. St. John School of the Arts is reserving 10 seats at each of these four concerts for students aged 8 to 18. Students must accompany a paying adult and reservations must stjohnschoolofthearts.org or call 779-4322. Concert Series tickets are sellto all four concerts. Each individ ual concert ticket is $30 and they are on sale now. Sis Frank Concert Series Kicks Off Jan. 4St. John Tradewinds The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus The guest speaker for Sunday, December 23, is Gabriella Brand who will speak on Regifting the Self. 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 and abilities in various countries. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College, a B.A. from Antioch College, and a diploma from the University of Neuchtel, Switzerland. call 776-6332 in advance. Gabriella Brand Speaking at UU Meeting Saturday, December 8 1:32 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 6:01 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Jacobs Ladder. Auto accident. Sunday, December 9 9:22 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:48 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was assaulted in the area of Cruz Bay. Aggravated assault and battery. 1:45 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that a driver took his license plate number and he wants to protect his insurance coverage. Police assistance 6:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was threatened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 11:27 p.m. A nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/requesting police assistance to return a male to the hospital who drank acid. Police assistance. Monday, December 10 4:45 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r telephone harassment. Telephone harassment. Command with a minor under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery. He was later turned over to the custody of his parents. Aggravated assault and battery. T uesday, December 11 10:19 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident c/r a distur bance in front of his business. Police assistance. Thursday, December 13 7:30 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that someone took gas out of her car on three different days. Grand larceny. 11:15 a.m. A Delbert Hill Car Rental employ ee p/r damage to a rental vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 12:34 p.m. A visitor from Texas c/r a grand larceny at the Westin Resort and Villas. Grand lar ceny. husband was pulled from the water at Honeymoon Beach and was unresponsive. D.O.A. No time given An Estate Enighed resident c/r that her tenant caused damage to her property. Damage to property. That lady, however, didnt listen to the urging of the crowd and instead bid $1,300. The price of the surfboards was $1,225 and Zuber was on his way to the stage. Zubers game was Safe Cracker, which offers a trip and then two accompanying items the price of which must be guessed. In Zubers case, it was a trip to Hawaii, but he had to dial in the price of two go pro cameras in order to win. So it happens that a friend of mine recently bought a go pro and I knew how much it cost, said Zuber. Plus there are only three dials, so you know its not going to be like $45. And the crowd totally helps. swung open and I ran around and around. Im glad it was that game because if I had to guess the price of Colgate, I would have been totally wrong. With the trip to Hawaii and the two go pro cameras already under his belt, Zuber went to the the second spun 95-cents, putting the pressure on the St. John contestant. I spun 95-cents too, he said. So we had a dollar and got 15-cents. It was looking good and I spun and landed on 25-cents. Zuber then had the entire second half of the show to wait until he faced off in the Showcase Showdown. That whole time Im in Zen mode, said Zuber. All I was thinking about was winning and this once in a lifetime experience. cided to bid on the package, which included a trip to Las Vegas and a brand new Camaro. So I calculate in my head about $31,000 but that cardinal rule I know from watching The Price is Right with my grandmother, is you can go under as much as you want, but you cant go over, he said. So I dialed back on it and Michelle was signaling $28,000 too so I bid that. And the crowd booed me; they thought it was too low. The second contestant, bidding on a showcase which included a trip to Canada and a new boat, bid $30,000. So it goes to commercial, said Zuber. Drew Carey comes back and pulls out my card and its $32,000. I was off by $4,000. He pulls out the other card and its all in slow motion, Zuber said. And the card says $26,000 and hes over. I ran across the stage and freaked out. While Zubers big win certainly had something to do with luck, he also was ready for, and expect ing, good things to happen that day. If you believe, things happen, he said. Even if you dont get on the show, its totally worth going to. The CBS people make it really fun and you always have this cool story to tell. With Zubers trips and new car, he left The Price is Right with more than just good stories to tell. Continued from Page 2


20 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 MOVING TENPINSACROSS 1 Hot dog topping emotion smudges 31 Some glowing rings winds) 35 Violated 39 Tubular pasta (Chinese dish) 44 Post-waking comment 46 Police logs Winter Wind and 57 Octa+ two 59 Korbut of gymnastics 66 Toon Boop 67 Inferior mark 69 Cincinnati has three 71 Home of the Dream Team 73 Road curve 76 Miserly sort 79 Elevated 83 The Stooges, e.g. 91 From Canada, say 94 Hard-boiled crime genre 96 Systems 97 Jail rooms as houseplants 118 Rod on a car 119 Interstate pull-off point Canals DOWN 1 Speedy 3 Tall and lean 4 Rocker Pop 5 Little drink 6 Connect, as peripherals 7 Kabul native 9 Palm Pilots and Droids 14 Nike rival 15 Wives, in Germany 16 Errand runners 17 Danish seaport 35 Giant in chips 36 PC oops key 39 With 85-Down, elaborate 41 Elev. 47 Perfect site 48 Iron-pumping count 49 Zool. or geol. 51 Coral creatures 53 Dissuaded 54 Downs food 64 Wordplay bit 67 Matilda author Roald 68 Night writer Wiesel 71 Nullify 75 Spiced tea with hot milk 76 Chi lead-in 77 Nonneutral particle 78 Group values 81 Most moist and soft 84 Furious state 85 See 39-Down 89 Winning tic-tac-toe row 95 Old rival of MGM 98 Seat of Canadian County, Oklahoma 111 Make fresh 113 Paving goop 115 Sleuth Wolfe 116 Old TV part St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 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 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 642-3263Monday, December 17 The St. John Historical Societys monthly meeting will be Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church. T uesday, December 18 The ACC is hosting its 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 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 December 21. Both concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. The annual Coral Bay Holiday Sing Along is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. at the Coral Bay basketball court. Sunday, December 23 The 4th Annual Reindeer Ramble will be taking place on Sunday, December 23. with registration at 7:30 and the race at 8 a.m. This fun 5K run will give all the reindeer, elves, and, of course, Santa, a much needed warm-up for the big day. There will be an abbreviated course for the little reindeer. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Annaberg parking lot. Race starts at 8 a.m. Monday, December 26 The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its 18th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday, DePowell Park in Cruz Bay. Saturday, January 19 The Animal Care Centers Winter Gala will be hosted on Saturday, January 19, at Lautre Monde, Helen Simons home Great Cruz Bay. Saturday, February 16 The Third Annual Broadway Comes to St. John the St. John School of the Arts sical featuring fourth graders from across St. John will be Saturday, February 23 of VINP Gala at Presidio del Mar in Estate Peter Bay on March 2013 GHS is seeking artists for the 27th Annual Auction in on being a featured artist, contact Tina at 305-299-4411 or


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JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M M ANDAHL $85,000EMMAUS hillside $85,000 C AROLINA from $115,000FISH BA Y from $153,000 C HOCOLATE HOLE from $180,000H ANSEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $199,000S AUNDERS GUT from $210,000G LUCKSBERG $245,000 L OVANGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $295,000C ONCORDIA from $335,000CALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y /RENDEZVOUS from $799,000P ETER BA Y/NORTHSHORE from $1,800,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $500 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $54,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW 12.17.12 NEW B.indd 1 12/13/12 4:22 PM St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 23 Steve and Janet Simonsen, below, toured the Carnival Breeze on St. Thomas last week, where his images are found throughout the three main stairwell areas. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Simonsen Photographylike an outdoor area because of the design with trees and bricks. When you walk down the corridors there are Caribbean scenes where you feel like you are walking down the beach, said the Carnival Breeze Hotel Director. When guests walk down the main stairways, however, they feel like they are snorkeling below the boulders at the Baths off Virgin Gorda, which is just one of Simonsens photographs on board. Other images of Simonsens displayed on Carnival Breeze show a woman horseback riding in the surf, a bright green kayak off Honeymoon Beach and children frolicking in the turquoise water at Maho Bay. Still other images are triptych of a bright green tree frog and another shows conch shells on a sandy shore. Simonsens images are a highlight for many guests, Camilleri explained. The images have been very well received by our guests, he said. They stop and take pictures in front of the photographs. They also blend well with our whole Caribbean feeling and our colors. The most impressive and best exposure for Simonsen is a photograph and a bio of the photographer which are displayed once in each of the main stair way areas. The biography tells a bit about Simonsen and his background and career, and will surely be seen by thousands of people every single day. Simonsen was more than thrilled to tour the ship and see his images disThis is really amazing, said the photographer. Its incredible to see my images here and see how they have displayed them. And Simonsen fans now have 33 more reasons to consider booking a cruise on board Carnival Breeze.Steve Simonsens Photographs Grace Carnival Breeze Cruise ShipContinued from Page 5


24 St. John Tradewinds, December 17-23, 2012 JESS T akes First Place at Colors of the Rainbow Competition