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ST.JOHN,USVI St. John Relay for Life Event Is February 9Page 4Residents Question DOHs Plan To Fog for MosquitosPage 3 January 14-20, 2013 Copyright 2013 ACC Gala Will Feature Food, Music, Favors, Rafes and Roving ArtistPage 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersGHS Students Wow Audience In Once Upon a MattressGifft Hill School students, including Alex Ray and Mariah Scheer, above, wowed audiences over the weekend with their production of Once Upon a Mattress, which tells the tale of the Princess and the Pea. The play was produced by New England STORY AND PHOTOS ON PAGE 9
St. John Tradewinds The Department of Health will begin fogging of neighborhoods next week to decrease the population of nuisance mosquitoes. Cruz Bay and Coral Bay are set to be fogged between 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. immune systems to stay indoors and close windows at the time that fogging is being conducted. Fogging will be conducted in addition to other mosquito abatement efforts like Larviciding, which involves the treatment of water sources that hold mosquito eggs, or Larvae, to kill off the immature mosDOH Commissioner Darice Plaskett. This method of mosquito abatement was chosen because it is deemed more environmentally friendly and more effective in controlling Aedes mosquitoes, Plaskett added. Dengue Fever is caused by a virus transmitted by the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitoes lie in and around houses and buildings and are active during the daytime. They lay eggs around where people live in containers that hold water. These include old tires, plant containers, empty drums and even food containers for animals. Fogging helps to kill off the increase in mosquito population that normally comes with heavy rains but residents are reminded that fogging by itself does not effectively reduce the risk of Dengue transmission. The Health Commissioner reminds residents of steps that they can take to effectively protect them selves and their families from the Dengue virus: Avoid mosquito bites by closing windows and doors without screens; repair or install screens; Wear clothing that protect from mosquito bites (long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, hats); Apply insect repellent only to exposed skin or clothing, follow product instructions carefully. Do not use repellents on babies less than two months of age; Protect infants: cover cribs, strollers and baby carriers with cotton mosquito netting at all times, day and night, both inside and outside of your home. Dress babies in loose cotton clothing that covers arms and legs; Empty water out of old drums, tires, plants in water, plastic containers, and other items that are not being used. Turn outdoor containers upside down when not in use to prevent water collection or drain them weekly; Make sure cisterns are tightly covered so that mosquitoes cannot get inside and lay eggs; eat mosquito larvae; and Repair broken septic tanks and cover vent pipes with wire mesh. Residents can help by contacting DOHs Environmental Health Division at (340) 715-5111 to report standing pools of water near their homes and in their communities that cannot be emptied by residents and Plaskett also reminded healthcare providers that dengue is reportable by law and that all suspected cases must be reported to the Health Department uswhich have been distributed to health care providers, can also be found on the home page of www.healthvi. org under Forms and Applications. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 The committee for the St. John Animal Care Centers winter gala, formerly 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. LAutre Monde will be decorated as a Parisian cafe. Favors will Kelly Cruikshank, gala committee chairwoman, announced that once again tickets will sell for $100 for each person. After Decem ber 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. Johnimals, Chelsea Drug Store and the Catered To ACCs Winter Gala Set for January 19One of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2 activities will be to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline. As has been long rumored, there are two proposals for mari nas in Coral Harbor in their early stages of concept development, although it will take many years for the planning and permitting processes to play out. Want to have a say in how Coral Bays beautiful blue waters are used and enjoyed? Join the Planning Team! The second Marine Uses Planning meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 6 at Guy Benjamin School. After a general discussion of progress to date, the group boat ramp, parking, dinghy docks; marina planning; water quality issues; and moorings and anchorage planning. The Marine Uses Plan will be developed by residents and stakeholders in the community, in conjunction with federal and territorial government representatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project Phase 2, being coordinated by the Coral Bay Community Council. Everyone in Coral Bay is encouraged to participate. More information about the overall project can be found at the CBCC website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. The St. John Film Society kicks off its 2013 season with its rected by Briar March about the rising sea levels associated with climate change and islanders will be very interested to learn about this important topic. The January 15 screening takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. Local climate change subject experts will be screenings are free to the public. For more information visit www. CBCC Marine Uses Planning Meeting for Phase Two Set for January 15 STJ Film Society Kicking Off Season with Once Upon An Island Jan. 15 DOH Set To Fog for Mosquitoes Jan. 17
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With cases of Dengue fever reportedly continuing to climb across the territory, Department of Health plan to release a chemical fog this month to target the mosquito population. Several St. John residents, however, arent convinced the chemi cal fog will make much of a differ ence, and they want to know more about possible effects. We need to re-think the whole idea, said St. John environmental scientist Gary Ray. Its the sort of thing that was deemed accept able 50 years ago, but long since discontinued everywhere in the modern world in which science informs public policy. DOH is using a chemical called Permanone 30-30, which the department has used in years past. The focus of the fogging, scheduled for Thursday, January 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, is to kill off nuisance mosquitoes, which are not necessarily the species which transmit Dengue fever, explained Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, whose about DOHs fogging plans. The Aedes aegypti mosquito which carries Dengue fever gener ally likes to hide inside the house, said Barshinger. So if you are going after nuisance mosquitoes Im not sure how effective that is going to be in reducing the risk. There are two things; its poisonous and its non-targeted so it could kill a lot of a big impact. Fogging will impact the public cial insects, according to Ray. On St. John there are two main risks areas: acute exposure of the public and the machinery operators; and natural communities, said Ray. St. John is mostly Park, and spraying will kill millions of linate plants, control herbivory of natural communities, and so forth. DOH does not plan to monitor residue after fogging, Ray added. Residues will likely not be monitored, he said. Spray and Run is more likely. Nature and humans in their homes are targets, not merely Aedes aegyptii mosquitoes. Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are most often found in and around the home and are active during the daytime. In order to reduce the number of mosquitoes, residents are urged to empty any containers which could collect water like plant pots, empty drums and food bowls for pets. In a prepared statement, DOH would be conducted in addition to other mosquito elimination efforts. The fogging will be conduct ed in addition to other mosquito abatement efforts like Larviciding, which involves the treatment of water sources that hold mosquito eggs, or Larvae, to kill off the immature mosquito before it being to the DOH. This method of mosquito abatement was chosen because it is deemed more environmentally friendly and more effective in controlling Aedes mosquitoes. The DOH statement, however, also noted that fogging by itself does not reduce the risk of Dengue fever. Fogging helps to kill off the increase in mosquito population that normally comes with heavy rains but residents are reminded that fogging by itself does not effectively reduce the risk of Dengue transmission, according to the DOH statement. If the fogging doesnt make a difference in the battle against Dengue fever, then why fog at all, asked Barshinger. People need to be able to weigh the risks versus the benIf its only to get rid of nuisance mosquitoes, then it should be discontinued immediately, because who cares about that. If you could take a small risk and eliminate the danger of Dengue fever, that would be a pretty good trade off, but that doesnt seem to be the case here. There needs to be some natural expectations because you dont just shoot blind folded, said the senator at large. If you want to fog you have to have a clear health tion about the risks and rewards of fogging with Permanone 3030, DOHs program seems like a feel good response, explained Barshinger. With so little information, this program almost smacks of a feel good response, he said. The government says, See, we did something; we paid money to get rid of those nuisance mosquitoes. But the problem is that we dont know more about this. What is known about Permanone 30-30 is that it is extremely toxic according to the chemicals warning label produced by Bayer Environmental Science. This pesticide is extremely toxRunoff from treated areas or deporivers, permanent streams, natuswamps, marshes or estuaries), except when necessary to target present, and weather conditions will facilitate movement of applied material away from the water in . The label also details that the chemical is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Even the DOH prepared state ment cautioned those with compromised immune systems to stay indoors and close windows at the time that fogging is being conducted. What residents want is more information, explained Ray. Will we reduce cases of Dengue by fogging, said Ray. Per haps; perhaps not. Its rather illadvised to risk injury to hundreds or thousands of Virgin Islanders who breathe the aerial spray for an uncertain outcome on the Dengue end. The technology is primitive and the price paid is steeper than any positive effect, Ray said. last week and were scheduled to fog St. Thomas on January 15 and 16 and St. John on January 17. Residents with questions about the DOHs fogging plan should call the department at 774-0117. St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 3 Thursday, Jan. 17thINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Earth Talk ............................17 Island Green Living .............18 Letters ............................14-15 Obituaries ......................15-16 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 St. John Residents Question DOHs Plan To Fog for Mosquitos Dengue fever, that would be a pretty good trade off, but that Senator at Large Craig Barshinger Gary Ray, environmental scientist
4 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host its Annual Meeting on January 27 at the Tree Lizards Restaurant in the Cinnamon Bay Campground from 2 to 4 p.m. This years meeting will feature the Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis as the keynote speaker. Also on the agenda are Mike Anderson, VINP Acting Superintendant, who will give the State of the Park address and Joe Kessler, the president of the Friends, who will report on the Friends accomplishments in 2012 and plans for 2013. Friends members and interested members of the community are invited to spend the afternoon with us learning more about the Friends and the National Park. Join the group and browse the Friends Store items on display, sign up for the 2013 seminars, shop at the mini Friends pop-up store, purchase a set of Friends license plates, and update those annual memberships. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. Parking is always limited at Cinnamon Bay so a free shuttle service will be provided from the NPS maintenance area by Mongoose Junction. Friends of the VINP Annual Meeting Set for January 27 at Cinnamon BayJoin V.I. Audubon Society members on Tuesday evening, JanuFish. Fish, the operations manager at the V.I. Environmental Resource Station, will speak on Bees! Bees! Bees! Audubons next meeting will get one and all excited about this under-appreciated and understudied insect, according to Fish. This talk will be a basic introduction to bees, their biology and species diversity, some economic and environmental impacts, and a light intro to beekeeping. Fish promises there will be many great pictures and some beekeeping equipment to play with. Randy Fish Is Guest Speaker at Audobon Meeting on January 15St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Point in Time Count will take place on January 26. The count is a tally of who is homeless on a given night and provides a snapshot of who experiences homeless throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help serve breakfast and conduct inter views on Saturday, January 26, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Cruz Bay. Volunteers will also be needed to canvas the community for individuals who are experiencing homelessness from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay. There will be a volunteer training session on Thursday, January 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. To volunteer, please call Celia Kalousek at the St. John Community email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day, statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the country. St. John needs to be included in this count because accurate data is needed in order to determine the size and scope of homelessness in the community. There is a grave misconception that the streets of St. John are paved with gold, but everyone knows that the majority of island residents are living paycheck to paycheck and some are not even able to make that happen. Proof is needed that we do in fact need the funding, programs and services that are out there to help individuals in need. St. John Community Foundation is a member of the Virgin Islands Continuum of Care, and all CoCs must conduct a PIT count during the last 10 calendar days in January to be eligible for funding. Not only does it raise public awareness of the plight of homelessness, but it is a data source for reports used by Congress and the administration, as well as HUD, who uses PIT data to make informed funding decisions. The PIT data is useful to better understand the characteristics and needs of homeless people in our community. It is used for planning and program development efforts, and to measure progress toward eliminating homelessness and to ensure accountability of the programs addressing the issue in the territory. The St. John Community Foundation has successfully been car rying out the mission of providing services and supporting programs that positively engage people, build resources and strengthen the SJCF continuously looks for tivate community assets including people, organizations, programs, and resources to effectively respond to changing needs of the community now and for future generations. For more information call 6939410 or visit www.sjcf.org.Virgin Islands Point in T ime Homeless Count Set for Jan. 26The V.I. Audubon Society will be hosting a free movie night on p.m. The group will screen Rare Birds. Starring William Hurt, the independent comedy tells the story of a down-and-out restaurateur who fakes a rare bird sighting, which draws bird watchers and more.V.I. Audubon Society Screening Rare Birds for Movie Night Jan. 21St. John Tradewinds As the ultimate winter getaway, Love City Live! gains its major momentum from the high-energy Main Event Concert on Saturday night, January 26. But the concert is only part of the full Love City Live! experience, which includes boat excursions, beach and outdoor parties, liming (island-style hangout), duty-free shopping, savoring authentic cuisine, dancing and simply relaxing while taking in local beauty and culture. Join in and indulge! Thursday, January 24, is Lime 101. Its a Caribbean Art, Food and Rum Experience from 4 to 9 p.m. at the cover. Come out and see local art, savor local cuisine, sample local cocktails and experience the local vibes. Come early for workshops and cooking classes. On Friday, January 25, its Strictly Rockers Reggae Party from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dance the night away at this outdoor island extravaganza while enjoying premium cocktails, local treats and the One Love atmosphere. Saturday, January 26, is Steel Pulse Live in concert. Also performing are Duane Stephenson, Inner Cruz Bay. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature arts and crafts vendors, local and Ital food vendors and premium bars. Sunday, January 27, is The Ultimate Power Boat Party to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Its a beach party only accessible by boat. As one writer put it, A late night of live music and quality rum deserves a proper cool down the next day. For details visit www.experiencelovecitylive.com.Love City Live To Feature Steel Pulse and More
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars! The most-anticipated original musical production on St. John is only about a month away. Five professional Broadway actors John Tartaglia, Laura Barnao, Rhonda Miller, Michael Shawn Lewis and Donna Drake, begin to arrive on island January 24. The actors will kick off three weeks of intensive training with fourth graders at Julius E. Sprauve School, Guy Benjamin School and Gifft Hill School on Monday, JanThe production One World, One Heart will take the stage at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom on Saturday, February 16. The Broadway Comes to St. John event is a fundraiser for the St. John School of the Arts. One World, One Heart marks the third time Tartaglia, Barnao, Miller, Lewis and Drake will spend three full weeks teaching dancing, singing, set production and more to the islands fourth graders as a fundraiser for SJSA. While details of this years show were unavailable last week, the production is expected to be just as impressive as in years past, when audiences were literally brought to tears by the level of skill on display. Broadway Comes to St. John has brought tears of joy in the past and this years production looks to better the previous two, said Ronnie Lee, SJSA board of directors member. As in years past, SJSA is offer ing the public the chance to pur chase Angel Tickets to the 6 p.m. show. Tickets are $200 each and include dinner and dancing on the beach at the Westin, explained Lee. While weve certainly valued the great support of the leading restaurants on the island, this year the Westin has kindly and graciously offered to host us for dinner, he said. The Angel Tickets this year will include seats in the 6 p.m. show and dinner immediately following on the beach with a live band and dancing. There are only 150 Angel Tickets available and, as in the past, a sell-out is anticipated, said Lee. performance of One World, One Heart, which is open to everyone. There is a suggested donation for that show of $25, or more, and attendees are encouraged to arrive The Broadway Comes to St. John event each year also feaGoes to London, includes roundtrip airfare for two to London, three nights in the city, tickets to two West End productions plus an additional three nights in either Scotland or Paris. and there will only be a total of Angel Tickets are on sale now at SJSA. Call 779-4322 for more information or to purchase tickets. St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 5 Broadway Comes to St. John: 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 Tradewiinds News Photo FileEach year, the Broadway Comes to St. John performance wows the audience with students showcasing singing, dancing and even puppetry skills.
6 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The count down is under way! The American Cancer Society fundraiser Relay for Life is set to kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 9, The event will run all night and wrap up at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 10. The major ACS fundraiser of the year, funds from the event will help to ensure that the organization can continue to offer free cancer screenings and more to local residents. Teams of 16 members each will set up an area and settle in for the duration of the night. While the event is not a race, at least one member from each team must be on the track at all times during the night. Each team member raises at least $100 each, and more if possible, through pledges and the sale of luminary bags. Luminary bags are sold either in mem ory of someone who has lost their life to cancer or to honor someone who continues to battle the disease. Luminary bags are $5 each and residents can attach pictures and messages to personalize the bags. Dur ing the Relay for Life, the bags will be placed around the perimeter of the track and lit at dusk. A special survivors lap will lead the entire group in attendance around the track for the luminary ceremony. place on most days. Ahead of the big day on February 9, volunteers have been busy raising funds, but there is still time to register new teams, explained Loren Abramson, St. John Relay for Life team development chair. Its coming around, but people can still register teams, said Abramson. I dont know the exact number of teams that we have, but I know that we do still have space left. Teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible, however, in order for volunteers to order the proper number of T-shirts, Abramson added. Relay for Life organizers can also still use help from additional volunteers, explained Abramson. We could use help selling luminary bags at the gate, collecting donations at the gate, helping the said. An exciting lineup of entertainment will keep team members going around that track all night long and a special Survivors Dinner will be served during the event. To register a team for the St. John Relay for Life call Abramson at 513-2159 or email lmabramson_@ hotmail.com. Teams can also register online at http:// www.relayforlife.org/getinvolved/signupvolunteer/ index. WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! St. John Relay for Life Less Than a Month AwayRegister Now for the February 9 Event St. John Tradewinds elementary schools in the territory will get an early start to a heart, healthy life-style when they get the chance to snack on fresh fruits and vegetables dur ing the school day. Special Nutrition Programs Angela Frett is proud to announce ticipating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the remainder of School Year. Late last year elementary school administrators in the school districts were encouraged to apply for participation in the Through FFVP children at your schools will get the oppor tunity during the school day to snack on free, fresh fruits and vegetables, said Frett. Its an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegeta bles to children as healthy snack options at an early age. Ulla F. Muller Elementary, Emanuel Benjamin Oliver Elementary, Jane E. Tuitt Primary and Guy Benjamin Elementary schools will participate in the FFVP in the St. Thomas/St. John District and Ricardo Richards Elementary School in the St. Croix District. For more details on the FFVP or to apply for participation in SY 2013-2014, call Belinda Sander GBS Students Snacking on Fresh Fruit and VeggiesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Luminary bags to honor survivors or those who have lost their battle to cancer are available to purchase most days at The Marketplace.
Special to St. John Tradewinds Delicious food from the islands famous caterers, restaurants, and resorts; live music from Linda Graces island band, mystery portrait artist await guests at An Evening in Paris. St. John animals need help, and the Animal Care Centers annual winter gala enables residents to give help while enjoying a fabulous party. Island residents and visitors to the island alike are invited to attend the gala on Saturday, January 19, and can purchase tickets at the entrance to this years featured villa. An Evening in Paris will be hosted at LAutre Monde starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $125 and Elaine Campbell, ACCs publicity chairwoman, reported last week that tickets were selling so well that ACC had to print more. We are a small shelter with a small budget, but St. Johnians know how hard we work to provide food, medical care, and housing to our islands homeless cats and dogs, said Campbell. And they know that attending ACCs winter gala is a delightful way of donating support to our efforts. Fabulous Food St. John restaurateurs and cater ers also donate to the gala. Visitors and residents of the island know St. John as a small island with a wide array of incredibly good lunch and dinner spots. Among the chefs and caterers donating their specialties to An Evening in Paris are Caneel Bay Resort, East/West Catering, Farm to Table, Fatty Crab, High Tide, Lime Inn, Lone Star Taqueria, Morgans Mango, Ocean Grill, Queen of Tarts, Rhumblines, Spyglass, Teds Supper Club, the Westin Resort, Woodys and ZoZos. Theme Parties In recent years, the ACCs major fundraiser has delighted guests with such imaginative theme par ties as A Walk on the Wild Side at the Hall House, Arabian Nights at Kismet, last years Snow Ball at A La Mer, as well as Roaring Twenties and Swinging Sixties theme parties in earlier years. A special feature at this years Parisian caf scene will be the tal ented Livy Hitchcock as a roving portrait artist. Hitchcock, owner of Bajo el Sol gallery with her husband Tom, will be drawing complimentary pencil portraits of party guests. Expecting to complete each sketch in approximately 20 minutes, Hitchcock will capture the likeness of as many guests as possible during the partys 6 to 9 p.m. timeframe. The sketch will be Hitchcocks gift to the guests and her matchless donation to the animals. Look for the woman in the black sequined beret! Debby Duplisea is collecting The list is still incomplete, but by a large painting of the winning guests own beloved cats or dogs by Livy Hitchcock. Attendees at Pirate Bills recent party at Bajo el Sol know how fetching are the two kitties that Hitchcock painted into her portrait. Hitchcocks pet portrait will be one of a long list of Throughout the evening, music will be provided by Linda Grace and her band. For many St. John portunity to dance to the music of Graces group. For more information about the gala, contact Kelly Cruikshank at email@example.com or Monica Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org. To drive to LAutre Monde from Cruz Bay, take South Shore Road past the Westin which will be on the right. Turn right onto Great Cruz Bay Road. There is a road sign. Go approximately one-quar ter mile and the villa will be on the right. The villa will be well lit. Its advisable to carpool if possible because parking will be along the road or at the nearby boat dock.St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 7 ACC Gala To Feature Food, Music, Favors, Rafes and Roving Sketch Artist Happy Holidays! Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CALL .., EXT WR-Spa Services DN 8.20.2012.indd 1 8/16/12 6:13 PM SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds News Photo will be the perfect setting for An Evening in Paris.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 St. John Rotary Past President Bruce Munro and Flavors Best Dessert winner Lori Dudkin.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill Stelzer St. John Tradewinds Rotary Club of St. John mem winners of the groups November 2012 fundraiser Flavors. Best Dessert winner Lori Dudkin, of Just Desserts by Lori, acmembers on Wednesday afternoon, January 9, at the groups weekly meeting at the Westin Resort and Villas. Dudkin took home best dessert at the Rotary culinary competition for her hazelnut caramel and bittersweet chocolate ganache tartlets with Frangelico whipped cream and hazelnut pralines. winners throughout the month.Dudkin Accepts Flavors Best Dessert Award from Rotary ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS HURRY, GO GET IT! 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, January 20, is Merry Stockwell who will speak on A Year Of Living With Reckless Abandon and How that Has Been Working For Me. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Merry Stockwell Speaks at UU MeetingReverend Anne Marie Porter for a free vow renewal on Valen tines Day, February 14, at Trunk Bay beach at 5 p.m. Free Vow Renewal on Valentines DayA huge crowd enjoys the free annual vow renewal.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Take one over-bearing mother, expertly played by Mariah Scheer, one scheming wizard, played to perfection by Alex Ray, add one hilarious narrator, the unparal leled Nadia Dudkin, one spunky princess, played with great skill by Lena Crume, one eager prince, played by a nuanced Lloyd Joseph, and an impressive cast of ladies in waiting and courtly knights and you have the delightful production of Once Upon a Mattress, by Gifft Hill School. Working with New England Youth Thespent their two-week mini-mester creating everything from the well-designed costumes to the castle set which transformed the schools auditorium. The show premiered on Friday evening, January 11, with two additional productions on Saturday, January 12. Played to sold out crowds, the students displayed impressive talent. Great music accompaniment and expert lighting helped to create the professional feel of the production. Audiences loved the singing, dancing and acting on display and awarded the cast with thunderous applause.One Upon a Mattress Wows Audiences dMy partner, Jack Wallace, passed away suddenly by my side in our home on December 25th. So many wonderful people have been here for me, it is no wonder our beautiful island is called Love City. Jacks bright smile, infectious laugh, and kind spirit are deeply missed. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the caring responders and to all that have supported and held me during this difcult time. A celebration of Jacks life is being planned and details will be announced as soon as nalized. I have been blessed with many things, one is to have been fortunate enough to share my life with Jack, and another is to call St. John my home. With much gratitude, Steve St. Onge Good-bye Jack www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersThe cast and crew of Once Upon a Mattress Lena Crume and Lloyd Joseph
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After whipping up a few batches of massage oil for partner and massage therapist Dave Borror to use on his clients, Kate Reed realized she was onto something. I started making really simple massage oils for Daves clients and I began playing with these essential oils, said Reed. I stared doing some research and realized how therapeutic they could be and how bad so many cosmetics are for us. With the inspiration to create all-natural products, made locally by hand that are actually good for the skin, Island Massage Company was born. Borror, a licensed massage therapist for more than 20 years, has been based on St. John since 1997. Borror puts the massage in Island Massage Company and is available for in-house, in-villa or in-hotel room massages across the island. Reed is also a long-time St. John resident who works as a conservation biologist at Coral World Ocean Park. The duo has spent the last two years developing Island Massage Company and so far the product line includes a bug repellent for adults, a bug repellent for kids, two massage oils, an anti-itch lotion, an antiseptic toner, a natural vapor rub and an after-sun treat ment. Like many great products, ed out of necessity, she explained. I suffer really bad from bug bites; they just love me, said Reed. So I decided to make a bug spray. I did a bunch of different formulas and created one that even works on no-see-ums. Not even DEET works for nosee-ums, she said. Not only did Reed create an allnatural bug spray which actually works, she put it to the test. When we test our products, we literally go stand on the beach at bug time and see if it works, said Reed. I put spray on half of my arm and left the other half alone and you could see the no-see-ums bouncing off the part that had the spray. After friends heard about Reeds bug spray, the requests starting pouring in, she added. People started asking me where they could buy the bug spray and then we were off and running, said the Island Massage Company cofounder. Reed and Borror began by hand-cutting each label and sell-10 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoContinued on Page 18 Island Massage Company Offers All-Natural, Hand-Made Solutions to Island Pests Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoIsland Massage Company owners Kate Reed and Dave Borror.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 11 Take in Sunset from the Decks of Kiote with Captain Jimmy Kujawa Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid-Tie Systems Battery Stand Alone Systems Solar Hot Water Systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351; 340-626-9685 e: firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE MONEY! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There are few things in the world better than soaking up the sea air while cruising along on a beam reach and watching the sun sink below the horizon. Captain Jimmy Kujawa loved that experience so much he recently launched the islands newest sail boat charter business out of Coral Bay, Kiote Sails. Its just so peaceful and beautiful out there, said Kujawa. Ive been sailing around local waters for the past 11 years and I just love it. I started with a 30 foot Pearson without an engine and learned to sail here. When I got my new boat I decided to start the business, he said. I love being out on the water and decided it would be great to make some money while doing something that I love. Kiote Sails promises A unique sailing expereince with a local feeling, and that is exactly what Kujawa delivers. Based in Coral Bay harbor, Kujawas Kiote is a 36foot Pearson ketch with an expansive cockpit which makes the vessel feel even larger. Its a great boat for charters, said Kujawa. There is plenty of room for people to lay out on the decks while were sailing and the cockpit is really roomy too. Its really comfortable for six people. Guests interested in tugging on a line are welcome to join the fun as well, Kujawa added. It could be a hands-on experience if that is what someone wants, he said. Or you could just sit back and relax and watch us do it. Either way; we just want people to have fun. And with several different charter options, Kiote Sails offers something for every sailing enthusiast. Early risers will want to join Captain Kujawa for a peaceful, morning Sunrise Sail. Its so beautiful on the water in the mornings and we have these gorgeous sunlets take advantage of this. The night owls out there will not want to miss a Full Moon cruise, offered two days prior to the full moon each month as well the night of the full moon. Were also offering a sail the night after the full moon when the moon comes up a bit later, said the Kiote captain. Its a bit darker and the stars are really bright. Last month we watched the moon rise up out of the water off Virgin Gorda. Kiote Sails also offers full day charters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. which include a snor keling stop at a beach only accessible by boat. We always include a snorkel at a loca tion you cant get to by land, Kujawa said. Sometimes its Flanagan or Newfound Bay; it depends on the weather. Half day sails on Kiote run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1 to 4 p.m. and promise a relaxing harbor cruise. To get the biggest bang for the buck, book Kiotes late afternoon to sunset cruise, which basically combines a half day and sunset sail in one, Kujawa explained. noon sail, he said. That would normally cost about $100, but we offer it for only $75. You get a late lunch, a snorkel stop and a sunset cruise. Half day sails are $60, full day sails are $100, sunset sails are $50 and full moon ter, ice and snacks and guests are asked to bring their snorkel equipment and their own drinks of choice. What all of Kiote Sails charter options offer is plenty of sailing action. We truely sail, said Kujawa. Its not a sail boat that motors around, its a sail boat that sails. We use the wind for our power. Kujawa is also offering free sails each Wednesday and Friday afternoon for local residents. Meet at Skinny Legs at 3:30 p.m. and join Kujawa in the weekly Wednesday races in Coral Bay or for a Friday evening cruise around the harbor. We dont stop anywhere; just cruise around the bay, said Kujawa. Bring your owns drinks and lets go have a good time. Tips are appreicated as well. Kiote Sails can only accompodate six passengers, so local residents interested in heading out on the free sails are asked to RSVP. To book any charter, or RSVP for the free sails for locals, call Lora Koehler at (340) 344-4341. 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! St. John Tradewinds News Photo Kiote Sails cruises out of Coral Bay harbor and offers sunrise, sunset, half-day, full-day, full moon sails and more.
12 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and its partners cordially invite all farmers and the general public to a dedica opening of the new farmers market facility in Estate Bordeaux on St. Thomas at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16. This latest accomplishment is the result of the dedication and collaboration between many partners from the public and private sectors, including the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, the Department of Public Works, We Grow Food, Inc., and the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, said Dept. of Ag Commissioner Louis Petersen. The market facility consists of a 60,000 gallon cistern, a large bungalow for vending, sales tables with lockable storage units, sinks for washing produce, and a dining pavilion. It is our hope that this new facility will encourage increased farm production, and stimulate economic development an area of priority for the deJongh Administra tion, said Petersen. Project partners also anticipate that the new Bordeaux Farmers Market will serve as a model site for agritourism initiatives via networking with the hotel and taxi associations and the Department of Tourism to arrange year round mar ket days that showcase our local culture and agriculture. Petersen expressed his deep appreciation to all the public and private sector partners and collaborators for their support and numerous contributions toward this milestone achievement. This new market facility represents part of a broader initiative to improve farmland infrastructure in support of agricultural productivity and marketing in the Territory, he said. The scheduled ceremony will celebrate the opening of this marketplace, and will provide an opportunity to publicly recognize and thank all government agencies, private businesses and individuals who contributed toward this successful outcome. Petersen encouraged everyone to save the date and plan to celebrate this impor tant event with the Department of Agriculture and its partners. For more information contact the DepartDept of Agriculture Dedicating New St. Thomas Farmers on Market Jan. 16
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 13 Unparalleled North Shore Villa Mermaid Falls Offers Utmost in Luxury and Privacy By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With jaw-dropping views spanning from St. Thomas across Jost Van Dyke all the way to the West End of Tortola, Mermaid Falls is one of the most impressive proper ties for sale on St. John. half-bathroom home is located in the exclusive luxury home neighborhood of Peter Bay and listed for $7.5 million, explained Holiday Homes broker associate Jan Courlas. Perched on a hillside on the famed North Shore Road of St. John, Mermaid Falls is located between Trunk and Cinnamon Bays, two of the most stunning beaches on the island. The home would be perfect for someone seeking luxurious seclusion and privacy along with one of the most beautiful views on St. John, said Courlas. Be sure to enjoy some of the nearby beaches just a few minutes away or while away a day lounging out by the unique pool at Mer maid Falls. The lagoon pool is a unique design and even has a cooling waterfall, Courlas said. Several indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces make Mer maid Falls ideal for entertaining guests. Enjoy meals al fresco on the expansive deck overlooking the alabaster sands of the North Shore. grade kitchen with stainless steel appliances and custom hardwood cabinets. Mermaid Falls also offers a spacious and comfortable living room and a formal dining area, explained Courlas. The chefs kitchen and comfortable seating and dining spaces throughout the home will surely be enjoyed by all in residence, said the Holiday Homes broker associate. well-appointed bedrooms features an en suite bath. The luxurious master suite also boasts a spacious outdoor verandah with sweeping views. Find additional shaded, outdoor seating areas off each of the guest bedrooms as well. The home also features central air conditioning, a spa area and beautiful coral stone Mermaid Falls is currently operating as a successful high-end short term rental, which is just one St. John Tradewinds News PhotoStunning views, a lagoon shaped pool and plenty of space are available at Mermaid Falls. 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 of the possibilities for a new buyer, explained Courlas. The buyer could easily main tain Mermaid Falls in its successful rental program, said. Or a bathroom. Above all, Mermaid Falls offers unparalleled views from its private North Shore Road setting, for the discerning home buyer. The buyer of this home will enjoy the Virgin Islands National Park boundary surrounding Peter Bay and their own private access to the beach, said Courlas. They cluding masonry construction with mahogany doors and windows, barrel tile roof, terra-cotta and cor For more information on Mer maid Falls call Courlas at Holiday Homes at 340-776-6776 or on her cell phone at 340-643-5102.
14 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JAN. 17th2012Homicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Armed Robberies: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 Rapes: 1 2013-TO-DATE Grand Larcenies: 9 Letters To St. John TradewindsWe have to understand that Capitol-ism can be a good way for human beings to grow. It can better our lives, help us develop our special gifts and it can have a positive effect on our lives and those around us. We must also remember that life is not about seeing who is going to be the richest. It is a way of bettering our lives by using our own special gifts and turning our gifts into something good for the growth of humanity. It is not a way to see how much money we can make or a race to see who can be the richest person in the cosmos. If you become a billionaire while doing it, thats great. Good for you and good for everyone else. Becoming a billionaire by killing everything else around you is not a good way to use Capitol-ism. It is time that we told the gun industry in America that we want to stop selling guns to bad guys. They are rich enough now and we dont like the idea of a gun in every teachers desk draw. If you want to stay in business, you better change your business model before you lose all your customers to an Atomic holocaust. I suggest that we tell the NRA we want them to stop trying to destroy the world with their product, at least our kids in their schools. The next challenge is the energy (petroleum) industry. We cannot survive as a species if these guys are allowed to get rich while they make the planet unlivable for human beings. Climate change is a reality and until we stop polluting the environment, the risks get greater and greater. It is going to take a lot of our energy and effort to stop them from killing all of us. One way to help solve this problem and get us out of this economic swamp would be for Obama to construct a nuclear power plant in every state in America as part of his alternative energy program. Just think of the amount of carbon emissions we could reduce in the future and at the same time put a lot of people to work today. I suggest that we start by being nice to each other and stop being afraid of each other. It really does make a difference in your day if sometime during it you are nice to someone. We can do this while trying to become billionaires; it still works you really still can. When we do it, people start being individuals to us; they become a person. It can change the value of own lives, to us. It can change the value of all life we come in contact with. Capitol-ism, trading, bartering, buying, like being nice to some people in our clan, is an animal thing, genetically inside us so we could grow to what we are. At this point in humanity it is much easier to get rich saying buy this and disregard the damage we are doing to people and the planet in the process of making and selling it, than it is to get rich by helping people and the planet. It is a lot easier to promote, sell and buy stuff than it is for us to stop being controlled by the drive to do it. It is really time that we all start to learn that with the knowledge we have gained comes a lot of responsibility. We cannot continue to grow as individuals and as a species if we dont change the way we are living on this planet. It is entirely possible that we could create Johns visions in the Bible. We can make this planet so polluted that either no one survives and some come back as holy spirits or we create a seismic transition that so few people survive that the ones that do survive start taking care of each other and the planet. some generations because there are just too many people on the planet to continue in the direction that we are going in. Shouldnt we at least try to save as many people as possible? Everyone, everywhere is being affected and adjusting. From the people in the Amazon to the people on the coast of New Jersey, people are being affected and adjusting. The problem is that the direction is wrong. This direction does not work. The way that we have allowed our innate pleasure in buying and having things is beginning to threaten our species. Try to be nice to each other. We each have to develop and enforce our boundaries, because when we become too overwhelming the environment reacts to it. It is like the growth of farmers brought great numbers of sheep to the west farmers corrected the problem with guns. Luckily for the wolves, now we have categorized them as an endangered species in many areas to protect them from extinction. There is only one way to for us to balance this and that is to become an animal on earth that becomes one with the cosmos. Each one of us can do this by being nice to each other. Its not easy. but all we have to do is be persistent and we can learn how to do it. It is the way to become one with the cosmos, or to become connected with God, which ever way of thinking about it works for you. This is it and until we really understand that all life is precious we are going to continue destroying this planet. Greg Miller SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 15 Obituary Letters To St. John TradewindsIt seems like everyone today has a secret sin. From pastors to politicians, general to grunts, everybodys lives are one click away from exposure. Where does that leave us in a world saturated with news? No more private conversations when theres wire tapping, no more secret rendezvous when there are cameras, no more deleting when the phone companies have records. Ask ourselves the question do we really care or are we glad its not us? Will we really stop and check ourselves or will we continue hoping that our passions wont make the island gossip? Nevertheless, we tune into a new season of reality TV, pick up the latest tabloid and receive the latest updates on Twitter. If we were to expose the whole truth on this island, a lot of us would talk less and forgive more. The true test of a scandal is whether the person admits guilt and takes responsibility. Only then can loved ones assist the person in starting over. Sometimes a new beginning is good for someone. acter. And then trust and restoration can take place. Until that time, work out your own salvation. There must have been an announcement about a new St. John solid waste removal program that was missed over the holidays. Dead refrigerators and other appliances are frequently being left beside the dumpsters. By the next day they are gone. Could they possibly have been taken away by the island trash hauling contractor? Or are they being added to the pile at the Susannaberg Transfer station? Whatever, we are glad that the new leave it by the dumpster program is working well! In all seriousness, this publication did a story last June about the solid waste buildup at the transfer station. Many responsible government agencies, from the EPA to DPNR, were quoted as saying they had inspected the station, were having discussions with Waste Management Authority and Public Works with goals of getting Susannaberg compliant and removing the solid waste to Bovoni, and blamed broken equipment and a contractor not on island for the continued buildup. Other than keeping the transfer station area cleaner of loose trash and debris (for which we are enormously grateful!), nothing visibly has been done, the machinery is still idle, and the solid waste contin ues to pile up. More area has been cleared and they are pushing the waste into yet another pile, very close to land possibly still owned by the Jackson Hole Preserve. Does anyone else care about this environmental threat? Do about impending actions or solutions? on the island, or, pay the company that does an excel lent job hauling trash from our dumpsters to attack these huge piles of solid waste. Its already way out of control. Somebody who has the power to do something, please do something! The health and safety of your citizens depend on it. Never mind the atrocious appearance of Susannaberg. Meanwhile, thanks to those at Waste Management and Public Works who have worked to keep the roadside and area around Susannaberg cleaner. And thanks to the guys who weed-whack our island roads. And kudos to the trash hauling company guys who keep the areas around the dumpsters cleaned up. And thanks to any citizen who stops to pick up trash, and who does not throw it out the window, or pile it up in their yard. Please, keep St. John beautiful, and environmen tally safe for us all. Name withheld by request St. John Tradewinds Evan T. Johnson, better known as Red Beard, passed away on December 15, 2012. He was born on November 3, 1944 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He moved to St. John in Red Beards Saloon in Coral Bay, which is now the home of Skinny Legs. Red Beard was also the proprietor of Monkey Fist Studios art gallery which he opened in Coral Bay and then moved to Wharfside Village. He was also a real estate broker with Holiday Homes and American Paradise Realty, a bartender at Paradiso and the manager of the Serendip Condos. He is survived by two sons, Shane and Lance Johnson of New York and many, many friends. There will be a memorial ser vice for Red Beard on Sunday, January 27, at Skinny Legs at 3 p.m. Friends are encouraged to bring their best Red Beard story to share.
16 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 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 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 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 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 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 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, 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 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Church Directory Patricia Miller ObituariesSt. John Tradewinds Patricia Miller was born December 24, 1946, and she passed on October 6, 2012. She was a long-time resident of St. John, VI. Pat as known to all, was raised in Chicago and was preceded in death by her parents. Pat had been a resident of St. John for many years and was a valued member of the east end community. She came to St. John as an employee of the Hyatt Organiza tion where she was an employee in several locations. She had no children or spouse but was a Sister to many and a valued friend to all who knew her. To all who knew Pat they knew that the love of her life was her dog Ernie. So the St. John community is grateful that Ernie has found a new home but he will always miss Pat. To all who knew and loved her we know our world was a better place with her in it and she will be missed by many. Friends will scatter her ashes off the East End School House Beach at 10 a.m. on January 16. Please do not block the road. Ginny Knaplund has invited friends up to her St. John Tradewinds Robert Leon Wilmer, better known as Bob Wilmer, passed away peacefully at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Bob was born in New York, and spent his formative years in an area affectionately known as Hells Kitchen. He came to the United States Virgin Islands, settling on St. Thomas in 1971. A former Rotary President and member, Bob is best known for hosting the Sports of All Sorts broadcasts on WSTA, Lucky 13, and he lived a rich and exciting life with a varied career. Bob has been a U.S. Postal worker and taxi driver in New York, and became known by his actor pals in New Yorks Central Park as Robot for his skill on contact with some of them until shortly before his passing. Bobs many talents extended to sales, writing, editing, photogand broadcasting on WVWI Radio One, parlaying his exhaustive musical knowledge into programs that ran the gamut, from Rhythm and Blues, to Classical, to Jazz. He spent time at St. Thomas this Week, and was a multi-talented sportscaster. He enjoyed softball and tennis, and was honored by the West Side Tennis Club in 2006 for his service to the sport. Bob was the Editor in Chief of Caribia Digest, a Virgin Islands music magazine in the early 90s. A die-hard Mets fan, he seemed to love broadcasting baseball games most of all. He tirelessly shined a light on all local athletic endeavors, from Little League to 40-plus and beyond. Anyone who knew Bob, knew that he loved life, music, sports, and serviceand that was also an inveterate prankster, with a clever quip always at the ready. He is survived by many, many friends and relatives all over the world, and too numerous to mention. Arrangements are pending and are by Turnbulls Funeral Home. house afterwards. Friends can contribute to the St. John Animal Care Center memorial fund for Pat and Ernie Miller.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 17 Living Building Challenge Dear EarthT alk: What is the Living Building Challenge and how gram? Jason Marshall Both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Living Building Challenge (LBC) were created with the same goal in mind: to encourage more sustainability and resource conservation in architecture, design, construction and building operations. LEED, a program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is well known in architecture, building and design circles as the standard for certifying the even entire neighborhoods). Developers can reference LEEDs 110-point rating system to inform choices regarding design, technol ogy, siting, landscaping and other elements of building or renovation processes. Structures using the greenest versions of each element would qualify for the highest LEED rating, Platinum (followed by Gold, Silver, and just plain is cut as long as developers followed through on implementing what they committed to on the LEED checklist. Upwards of 7,000 projects spanning some 1.5 billion square feet of development area across the Meanwhile, LBC, created in 2006 by the Seattletute (ILBI), is a performance-based standard where a on actual, rather than modeled or anticipated perfor mance, projects must be operational for at least 12 consecutive months prior to evaluation by the ILBI. Given the focus on performance, LBC does not provide as much detailed guidance, let alone a check list of green attributes, instead letting the develop ers of each individual project decide for themselves goals via means appropriate to the project and to the region. That said, each project vying for LBC status must follow 20 general imperatives arranged under a system of seven general performance areas (or in the lingo of LBC, petals): Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Given that the imperatives are general, they can be applied to any conceivable project type, be it a building, infrastructure, landscape or community develop ment. But whatever type of project, if it is to meet the exacting standards of LBC it must live up to each one. One of the imperatives under the Energy petal, for instance, is net zero energy meaning the structure must harvest or generate as much power as it needs via alternative renewable sources. Within the Materials petal, another imperative is avoiding any of hundreds of building materials on ILBIs Red List of banned materials and substances. Yes another imperative, under the Site petal, is car-free living. Fifteen different projects, from New York State to Buildings. The likely 16th is Seattles Bullitt Center, a six-story solar-powered net zero building designed to make extensive reuse of rainwater and day lighting and which features many other green amenities.So far, 15 different projects, from New York State to Hawaii, have Center (pictured here in progress), a six-story solar-powered net zero building designed to make extensive reuse of rainwater and day lighting and which features many other green amenities.St. John Tradewinds News Photo wrapped up their mini-mester with a special tasting event on Friday evening, January 11, at the home of GHS head Judy Chamberlain. During the week-long mini-mester, students visited a farm on St. Croix and worked with Mathayom Vacharat of St. John Catering/Mathayom Private Chefs to create a farm to table inspired menu. The appetizers were harvested, cre ated and prepared by the EARTH students. Offerings with green papaya hot sauce to a passionfruit creme brulee, and all were delicous. For more informa Sarah Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottEARTH Students at GHS Share Slow Down and Smile Tasting
ing their formulas at Friends of V.I. National Park Store in Mongoose Junction. Today, their products are available across the island from Estate Concordia Preserve, Keep Me Posted and Jolly Dog, to Nest, Gallows Bay Gourmet Store, Maho Bay Camps and St. John Spice Company. Just like the impressive bug spray, each of the additional for mulas in Island Massage Companys eight product line was created to address a particular issue, Reed explained. Each time I make a new product, its because someone needs something, she said. The after sun treatment I made because Sunny from the Beach Bar burned her self badly in her kitchen. She had third-degree burns on her chest and neck and I thought I could make something to help. Although she was told by doctors that her burns would take at least a month to heal, after using Reeds concoction, she was healed up in a just a over a week. So I adapted the formula slightly to use for sunburn treatment, said Reed. It has aloe and olive oil and essential oils for healing, so its really nourishing and cooling. I also use it as my moisturizer and even as a leave-in conditioner in my hair. Unlike most after-sun treat ments, Sunnys Original Natural Sunburn Relief contains no alcohol, Reed explained. What most people dont get is that the normal after-sun stuff that we buy at the pharmacy is toxic, she said. Its almost entirely made of alcohol, which is considered toxic. It feels really cooling, but its really drying out your skin. And after-sun treatments are far from the only harmful products out there, Reed added. Its scary how these things are not good for us, she said. There are known carcinogens in many cosmetics. The FDA doesnt require any kind of product testing if the product is considered a cosmetic. When you put these carcino gens onto your skin, 60 percent of it is absorbed into the body, she said. The more research I did, the more I wanted to create all-natural products that are good for us and effective. All Island Massage Company products, which range in price size and item, are made by hand by Reed and Borror in their Estate Johns Folly cottage. The duo are committed to using all-natural, and when possible, organic plant products. The products are also available online at www.islandmassagecom pany.com. And as island residents, Reed and Borror offer free shipping to all U.S. addresses, including territories. We understand the pain of having things shipped here even though we are in the U.S., said Reed. So we wanted to throw a bone to all the other island territories out there. Check out Island Massage Companys full line at www.islandmassage.com, or email Reed at email@example.com for more information. To book a massage with Bor ror check out his website www. islandmassagevi.com or call (340) St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 779-4250 A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitecture tel. 776-6356 BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green Building check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurance Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center PROPERTYKING Landscaping & IrrigationReal Estate firstname.lastname@example.org www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate email@example.comRestaurantsFish 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 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 Manager www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Continued from Page 10All-Natural, Hand-Made Solutions to Island PestsI G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Global Warming and Carbon FootprintsSt. John Tradewinds We have all heard the cries about global warming and how it is affecting our planet. Last month I attended a seminar hosted by the Friends of V.I. National Park about the state of our Jeff Miller. Mr. Miller presented document ed data that the temperature of our surrounding waters has risen almost one degree in the past 10 years. The most alarming fact is that our water temperature in the grees. Coral reefs starts to bleach out and die when the temperature rises degrees, and we lost more than 61 percent of our corals! Our waters and reefs are what bring most of us and our visiting tourists to the islands. If our reefs tourism will suffer greatly as well. Much of global warming is caused by emissions we have put into our atmosphere. Powergenerating plants are a very large contributor to these emissions. WAPAs power plants are not efIf you compare their power output with how much fuel they consume, they would be around start to see why we are paying such high electrical rates! You can help our environment by using less energy and decreasing your carbon footprint. You you yourself are responsible for by using one of the online carbon footprint calculators. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has one at www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/ind-calculator.html. You answer questions about your energy consumption, style of living, driving habits, and so on, and it will estimate how much carbon you are responsible for emitting into our atmosphere. My current household emission that number down by 25 percent by doing more recycling and conserving even more. What is yours? The average US household emission is 20,750 lbs. Using less energy is not only a smart monetary move; its also reducing your impact on our environment. When you can achieve a smaller and smaller carbon footwin, win for all! formation contact Boyd on his com.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 19 St. John Tradewinds All St. John 10th and 11th graders and their families are invited to join Director of College Counseling Meghan Duffy for a Junior Student/ Parent Night at Gifft Hill School on Tuesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the schools Upper Campus. This informative evening will help students and parents understand the college application process, standardized test schedule, roles of students, parents, and counselor, application timelines and terminology and much more. This event is not limited to students enrolled at GHS. While this profamilies are welcome to attend as well. Call Duffy at 776-1730 with any questions.Learn About College 10:50 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that his ex girlfriend made contact with him via text message and phone calls. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 12:00 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that she was in an auto collision. Auto colli sion. 1:44 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that someone broke the hinge lock off of the front door. Destruction of property. 3:39 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that a male is constantly cursing and harassing her. Disturbance of the peace. 6:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that he was assaulted in the area of Cruz Bay. Assault in the third. 10:29 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident requested police assistance for a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 9:41 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with his daughter in the area of Estate Catherineberg. Police assistance. 3:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone hit her vehicle while it was parked. Auto collision. from the Westin Resort and Villas r/ a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 4:44 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident r/ loud music coming from a vehicle with several suspicious males. Suspicious activ ity. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that her ex coworker was verbally abusing and threat ening her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 4:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a disturbance between her mother and several other family members. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. 9:23 a.m. A visitor from CT p/r someone broke into her vehicle and removed $136 from inside. Grand larceny. 3:5 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. Gifft Hill. Illegal discharge of 9:30 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r a disturbance between her and her ex boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. dent p/r a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. 5:44 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r having a verbal alter cation with his son. Disturbance of the peace, threats, D.V. 10:45 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/requesting police assistance to speak to a male who removed an item from his property. Police assistance. 12:57 p.m. A V.I. Fire Ser of Estate Grunwald. Police assistance. 9:46 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r a disturbance with his roommate. Destruction of property. 11:52 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that a male damaged the telephone line to her house. Destruction of property. 3:11 a.m. A V.I. Fire Service c/r that a male was making a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 1:45 p.m. A visitor from MA p/r that his credit card was stolen and charges were found on it. Grand larceny. 10:45 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was assaulted by another male. Assault in the third. Crime Stoppers is asking the community continue to help law enforcement control crime. If anyone knows something, they should say something as the cost of all crime is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community via higher prices and higher taxes. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On Sunday, December 23, at 4:45 p.m., a man went to the restroom at Trunk Bay and placed his wedding band on top off the hand dryer while washing his hands. He forgot to take the ring with him; when he remembered shortly after, he ran back in to get it but it had been taken. The wedding monds in the white gold portion. When you look at the ring on the top it looks like a triangle and from the side view it looks square. The minimum reward for the return of this band is $300. St. Thomas On Saturday, November 3, at 11:45 a.m., a man discovered that his car, parked in the area of the Dutch Reform Church, had been broken into. His 15-inch gray Toshiba Tablet and carrying case was stolen. Continue to help make the community become a safer place to live by telling what you know at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands St. John Tradewinds Members of the V.I. Police Department Intelligence Unit on St. Thomas are credited with the recovery of a stolen ATM and the arrest of the suspect, explained VIPD Chief Darren Foy. The ATM was stolen from a Smith Bay business and recovered from a private residence in the downtown area. ness and taken away. Witnesses in the area told police they saw an older model white Ford Escort leaving the scene. Members of the Intelligence Unit received information indicat ing where the ATM was being housed and also information on a suspect. Unit members, as well as detectives from Major Crimes, were able to recover the ATM which was damaged and make an arrest. He was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Grand Larceny among other charges. Davis was placed on a $35,000 bail which he was unable to post. He was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.St. Thomas Man Arrested for A TM Theft
20 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 PLUS FOURSACROSS Moon very hard? trembling? 35 Musical sign 38 Nepali, e.g. 41 Employer of spies: Abbr. dormant in the summer? 47 Pt. of NCAA 48 Bozo 49 Tiny power source 51 Try to rip open 53 Ukraine city after being canonized in Spain? 61 Church offshoots 64 Itty-bitty 65 Noted Deco artist 66 Part of a sentence written in script? 69 Carpet cleaners, in brief 73 Seasoned rice dish 75 Bible song hit Tik Tok hurricane hit Eden? 83 Dog variety 84 Apia native 87 Bygone ruler 89 Govt. rule 91 Response to the aroma of good food? 97 Poetic always 99 Pro at transcription petty cases? 114 Currently broadcasting 115 Yearnings to ride Ferris wheels, see sideshows, etc.? 119 Gymnast-like DOWN 1 Lockable fastener Cincinnati 4 Pink-slipped 5 The Empire Strikes Back director Kershner 6 Easily duped successor 11 Careful studier 13 Payable now 15 Come out of denial 16 Title for high eccl. 17 Fame star 31 Enjoy dinner Sera 34 Ukraine city 35 Opt 37 Outcome 39 USMC motto 43 Bulk 45 Cars called Bugs, e.g. 47 Ex-admiral, say (Grafton novel) 57 Rival of PlayStation 3 59 Science journal language 63 Series VIP 66 Tribal group member 67 N.C. hours 71 Tilsit or feta 76 The King and I co-star Deborah 78 Span between two calendar spots Play it, Sam) 81 Ltr. encloser 83 Small pouch 86 Problem-free existence 88 Slept noisily 93 Like Abner 94 GPS display 96 Snobbery 111 Threesome 114 Bucket wood 116 Toothpaste box abbr. 118 Hatchet, e.g. 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 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) 642-3263 One of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2 activities will be to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline. As has been long rumored, there are two proposals for marinas in Coral Harbor in their early stages of concept development, although it will take many years for the planning and permit ting processes to play out.The second Marine Uses Planning meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 6 at Guy Benja min School. Join V.I. Audubon Society members on Tuesday evening, January 15, on the second hear from Randy Fish. The St. John Film Society kicks off its 2013 seaTuesday, January 15. Once by Briar March about the rising sea levels associated with climate change and islanders will be very interested to learn about this important topic. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. The Animal Care Centers Winter Gala will be hosted on Saturday, January 19, at Lautre Monde, Helen Simons home Great Cruz Bay. The V.I. Audubon Society will be hosting a free movie The Marketplace on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. All St. John 10th and 11th graders and their families are invited to join Director of College Counseling Meghan Duffy for a Junior Student/Par ent Night at Gifft Hill School on Tuesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the schools Upper Campus. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host its Annual Meeting on January 27 at the Tree Lizards Restaurant in the Cinnamon Bay Campground from 2 to 4 p.m. The Third Annual Broadway Comes to St. John the St. John School of the Arts Fundraiser of an original musical featuring fourth graders from across St. John will be Saturday, February 16, 2013. The 9th Annual Friends of VINP Gala at Presidio del Mar in Estate Peter Bay on February 23.
St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES Cruz Bay Side: One bedroom, one bath, w/d Gift Hill $900 One bedroom, one bath house Bordeaux $1300 One bedroom, one bath, furnished, Cruz Bay $1250 Two bedrooms, one bath, washer, Fish Bay $1500 Large three bedrooms, two EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE FREE TV NBC Olympic's, Baseball, Football, PBS, Telemundo, NBCU. OTA ANTENNAS $30. Or Pay TV wi. DISH NETWORK RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Commercial/Ofce DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NA TURAL RESOURCES PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING MAP AMENDMENT TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICIAL DISTRICT MAPS FOR ST. JOHN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS St. John ZAJ-12-2: Daniel Kevin and Donna Mary Smith for Parcel No. 15C-10 Estate Rendezvous and Ditleff, No. 15 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John from R-1 (Residential) to R-2 ( and Two Family). The purpose of this request is to consolidate with an R-2 zoned lot and create three new lots of record. Files can be reviewed on St. Thomas at DPNRs Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Cyril E. King Airport, Terminal Building Second Floor in front of the Elaine a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. For Sale: GREA T LOCA TION! .46 acres terraced and excavated for new home years ago to allow for regrowth of large trees. Curved Tree lined Drive way in. Septic, and electric, in. Several gardens. Adorable cottage with terraced garden and ocean view. Public Notice For Rent Home for Sale Land and Home for Sale LARGE HOME & INCOME PROPERTY FOR SALEFive-bedroom home at top of Cruz Bay Valley with two one-bedroom apartments and one and outdoor spa. Private, wooded/garden setting with mature fruit trees overlooking Cruz Bay w/sunset views of north shore of St. Thomas. Housekeeping Team Need three ladies ASAP for very busy villa in Chocole Hole. Looking for strong, hardcore, solid references, must be able to hustle during turns. Do what it takes attitude. Job hoppers dont bother, we provide great salary and steady income. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Classes/Lessons For Rent CORAL BAY, MARCH 1ST, LARGE FURNISHED 1 BED/ 1 BATH, LARGE DECK, WALK TO MARKET Services 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 Jerry at 715-3421 PIANO LESSONS For adults with various skills, and busy schedule. European trained teacher with years of experience. Elizabeth 715-1293, email@example.com. STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS P ASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately One mile from Cruz Bay. Storage Space Employment Program ManagerThe Friends of Virgin Islands National Park a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources of the VI National Park, seeks a talented Program Manager. Responsibilities include project development and implementation, liaising with park staff on Friends-funded projects, recruiting and coordinating volunteers and accurate and timely donor reporting. The PM also performs certain administrative functions. Requirements: BS/BA in environmental studies or other relevant field; project management and office administration experience, ideally in a non-profit organization; experience with volunteers, strong computer skills; excellent written and oral communication ability, and a solid understanding of, and commitment to, conservation and environmental issues. We seek a creative, detail oriented, and enthusiastic team player. The position is based on St. John. Salary and benefits are competitive. Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter and resume by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
22 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM Tradewinds Apartment BuildingCommerical Property on South Shore Road in Cruz Bay for Sale 75-Year Land Lease. Zoned B-2 with 1/4-Acre Expansion Rear Lot ONCE A GUEST HOUSE: this three-story concrete structure has four 800-sf. ground-level commercial units; eight second-level efciency apartments, and four third-level, 800-sf., two-bedroom apartments. Overlooking Elaine I. Sprauve Library w/sunset views of outer islands and south shore of St. Thomas. Tile oors throughout; public water. Reply to email@example.com
St. John Tradewinds The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced that it has formed an inter-agency effort to protect coral reefs off the shores of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group, which will consist of the EPA and other government agencies, will coordinate efforts to protect coral reefs. This will ensure that resources are used wisely and work from one agency complements the work of another. The coral reefs of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are renowned for their beauty, and their ecological and economic value, said EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck. Unfortunately, these treasures are being destroyed. By working with our fellow governmental agencies, the EPA will help make sure coral reefs continue to contribute to the regions economy and ecology for generations to come. Coral reef ecosystems throughout the Caribbean are being damaged by a growing, sediment runoff, pollution, disease and climate change, which causes the water to become warmer and more acidic. By imple menting measures to reduce those stresses that can be controlled locally, coral health can be improved and reefs can become more resilient. The Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group, led by EPA Region 2, will facili tate a closer working relationship among its member agencies to coordinate more effective government strategies in protecting coral reefs. On February 25, the Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group will be hosting a public listening session on St. Thomas. Representatives from the EPA and the Coral Reef Protection Groups other mem ber agencies will be in attendance to hear the discussions and concerns of community groups and citizens regarding the state of coral reefs throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Details of the meet ing, which is open to the public, will be announced in February. In addition to the EPA, the Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group includes the following governmental agencies: V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Conservation Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Park Ser vice, and U.S. Geological Survey. To sign up to speak at the February 25 listening session, or for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM STONE COURT is a 3 bedroom haven. 1 acre of privacy with sweeping views from Rams Head to St. Thomas. Island inspired architecture of stone and wood. T REE PALMS Versatile 5 BR 5 BA property with solid rental history. 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A nature lovers dream, walk to 2 beaches! 3BR/2BA villa with custom stone & wood work make this one of the best deals on St. John. U PPER C AROLINA 3X3 Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. CARIBBEAN COTTAG E R ETREAT Relax in this comfortable home surrounded by trees, orchids and birds. Quiet private neighborhood has deeded rights to a beach. You wont get peace like this at a better price. Dont miss this opportunity! The Company that gives back to St. John C ORAL B REEZ E Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $395,000 RAINB O WS END AT B ATTERY H ILL convenient and close to town! 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JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M M AND A H L $85,000EMMAUS hillside $85,000 CAROLINA from $115,000F I SH BAY from $153,000 HANS EN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $159,000SAUND ERS GUT hillside & WATERFRONT from $179,000 C H O C OLATE HOLE from $180,000 GLUCKSBERG $245,000 L O V ANG O CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000VIRG IN GRAND ESTATE S from $295,000CONC ORD IA from $335,000C ALAB A SH BOOM hillside $475,000 U PPER MONTE BAY / REND E ZVOUS from $799,000PETER BAY/N ORT HSHORE from $1,800,000 W E S TIN TIMESHARES from $500 per weekONE MONTH FRAC TIONALS from $54,000 LOTS O F LAND LIS TINGS!! MOTIV ATE D SELLERS!! S OME SELLER FINANC ING!! HH-TW 1.14.2013 NEW B.indd 1 1/10/13 10:11 AM St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013 23 the health of local waters and avoid the once common run-off events.Public Listening Session on St. Thomas February 25
24 St. John Tradewinds, January 14-20, 2013