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Animal Care Center Offering Free Cat and Dog RegistrationPage 1027th Annual GHS Auction Raises About $200,000 for Schools Scholarship FundPage 5DPW Starts Much-Needed Work on Pine Peace CourtPage 2Karen Jarvis: New Friends of VINPs Program ManagerPage 7 March 25-31, 2013 Copyright 2013 SJFS Screening To Films April 2 Page 8Blues Clues Writer Visits with Caneel Bay Resorts YoungestPage 3 40th International Rolex Regatta Sets Sail Off St. ThomasSpinnakers SEE PAGE 23 FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOSSt. John Tradewinds


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2013 All 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, March 25-31, 2013 While hosting visiting talent from across the globe, faculty members at St. John School of the Arts is set to take the stage themselves on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. at the arts school. Dont miss the SJSA Faculty Concert and the chance to see and hear Eddie Bruce, Crystal Dabbraccio, Luba Dolgopolsky, Alesia Georgiou, Elizabeth Gowan, Drapes Jensen, Shikima Jones, Chris Meyer, Mindy Michtner, Alyson Perry, Jeun Provost, Abigail Rene, Karen Samuel, Kazumi Schaub, Kim Wild, Jude Woodcock and a special guest artist! The evening will feature both group and solo performances in genres ranging from guitar to yoga to drumming to violin. Come out and see what inspires the SJSA faculty to teach in the arts. Tickets are $30 and there are only a few left. So call 7794322 or visit www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org to purchase/reserve a ticket.Learn How To Save on WAPA Bills at Green Thursday on March 28 Everyone is invited to come out to Newfound Bay and help clean up the shoreline while enjoying a raft up party with live music on Saturday, March 30. Bring a dish to share and something to drink. Kiote and other boats will be sailing out of Coral Bay at 10 a.m. on March 30. Anyone who cant spend the night will be shuttled back to the Coral Bay dock by Fly Away Charters. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided by Skinny Legs. For more information call Kiote Charters at (340) 344-4341.Newfound Bay Clean Party March 30The rising cost of energy is something with which Virgin Islanders are well-acquainted; however, there are ways to get rid of the fear one experiences upon opening a WAPA bill each month renewable energy alternatives. Join the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the GHS Upper Campus atrium to learn about ways to break dependence on traditional energy sources. A panel of professionals will be on hand to answer the most of sun, wind, and water energy systems. This presentation is a Green Thursdays Seminar, part of the Island Sustainability Series presented by IGBA and GHSs EARTH program. These monthly seminars focus on making the Virgin Islands a greener place to live. All are welcome to attend.SJSA Faculty Concert Set for Mar. 29St. John Tradewinds Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls announced last week that the rehabilitation work on the Pine Peace Basketball Court on St. John began. The department has contracted the services of Stone Masonry, Inc. in the amount of $368,620, said Smalls. The scope of the project includes addressing the drainage by elevating the entire property and installing a subsur face drainage system. The project will also incorporate the reconstruction and resurfacing of the basketball court, installation of new backboards and bleachers, and the construction of a new restroom facility. The basketball court will be closed while the construction and rehabilitation work is ongoing, Smalls added. DPW did not release information about how long the court is expected to be closed due to the construction. I encourage anyone who goes near the site to adhere to safety warnings and other directional signs, he said. The next St. John Community Foundation Recyclers meeting will be Thursday, March 28, at Gifft Hill Schools Upper Campus back patio at 4:45 p.m. The continuing topic is How to expand the successful alumi num can recycling effort to include glass and plastic! The St. John Recyclers have rescheduled their monthly meet ings to coincide with Green Thursdays, so the group can bring its GoGreenVI initiatives to the table with Island Green Building Association, Gifft Hill School and any other organizations and individuals interested in Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle efforts on St. John. For more information or to join the St. John Recyclers call Celia at SJCF at (340) 693-9410 or email allawe@sjcf.org.Next Recyclers Meeting Is March 28St. John Tradewinds DPW Starts Much Needed W ork on Pine Peace Basketball Court


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Caneel Bay Resorts youngest guests got a treat last week when the head writer of the wildly popular television program Blues Clues, Angela Santomero, stopped by the resorts Kids Club. Santomero is the creator, Exec utive Producer and Head Writer of the award-winning preschool tele vision programs, Blues Clues on Nickelodeon, Super Why! and her new program based on the work of Mister Fred Rogers, called Daniel Tigers Neighborhood on PBS. She hosted a book signing and reading on Wednesday, March 20, at the newly-renovated Kids Club Turtle Town. Santomero has visited Caneel in the past and was thrilled to spend time with some of her biggest fans last week. Weve been down a few times and I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet the kids, said Santomero. I always love to meet the kids and get some feedback. After earning her masters degree in child development and psychology with emphasis in instructional technology at Columbia Universitys Teachers College, Santomero was approached by Nickelodeon to create a childrens game show, she explained. That was the original idea, so we were always focused on audience participation, said Santomero. But we wanted to set ourselves apart and look different which is why we have the anima tion and the live actor. Blues Clues has been running on Nickelodeon since 1996 and has only gained in popularity by setting itself apart with strong visuals and strong positive messages. Our mission is to inspire, chal lenge and build self-esteem for kids between 2 and 5 and 3 and 6, said Santomero. We want to help them to learn and grow. Santomeros second show, Super Why! premiered in 2007 and continues to air to rave reviews on PBS. Her latest show Daniel Tigers Neighborhood is an homage to and a spin-off of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. I have always been a crazy Mr. Rogers fan, said Santomero. We became friends through Blue Clues and after he passed away, I wanted to do something to promote his legacy. Daniel Tigers Neighborhood is based on the next generation of characters found in Mister Rogers original show. The title character is the preschool son of the original Daniel Striped Tiger, and he even wears a sweater and sneakers. Other characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe like Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl and Prince Wednesday, all with their preschool children, can be found on Santomeros newest show, which debuted last year. With Daniel Tigers Neighbor hood, Santomero is focusing more on teaching social skills, she explained. Up next for the successful preschool program writer is a math series for Amazon called Sara Solves It, which will be available on Kindle and other e-readers this year. While Santomeros shows use different characters, they all strive to achieve the same goal, she explained. We want to change the world one preschool show at a time, said Santomero. St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 3 Thursday, Mar. 28thINDEX Blues Clues Writer Visits with Caneel Bay Resorts Youngest Guests St. John Tradewinds Tradewinds St. John Tradewiinds News 17th Almost Annual CBYC Flotilla Draws Crowd T o Suppport GBS


4 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 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! 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 WE HAVE FISH SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Okomon Eimkidin Guest Nuisance Editor St. John Tradewinds Some parts of the island are being overrun by creepily attractive, local gardeners are not quite so enthusiastic. Some see Iguanageddon. Search of the Web turned up many helpful sites. Little know facts from Wikipedia: The word iguana is derived from a Spanish form of the original Taino name for the species Iwana which means lizard that everybody says tastes like chicken but doesnt. (Taino youngsters referred to it as Ick-wana.) Research has shown that the attention a gar lease powerful pheromones that are irresistible to iguanas. Iguanas are strong swimmers. Noah found this out when he threw the couple of iguanas off the Ark. The St. John Animal Center will provide strapon handles for tourists who want to take one home as a pet. See www.stjohnanimalcenter.com/ carryonluggage. Iguana fencing can be found at http://Reven geoftheTiano.com/turnyourhomeintoaprison. The two types of iguana repellents are contact repellents and area repellents. Contact repellants must be applied to the iguanas entire body, preferably with a hammer. Area repellants must be applied to your entire lot. Products guaranteed to work can be found at www.senddollars2nigeria. com/totalsuckers. The Westin-Fish Bay Express is not helping so send your iguanas to summer camp. See www. triptohell.com. One hundred percent organic, all natural, speed bumps for island roads: http://bestuses4iguanas. com Iguana condoms: http://XXXlizards.com/sca leyjunk. Heres an idea that is not new or original long-lasting, thorn-proof, lizard-skin shoes. They look very up-scale (so to speak) and attention-get ting (for the moment until everybody is wear ing them.) DIY (do-it-yourself) home instructions A few minor complaints: Some people report not stepping on the tails. Some wimps complain about persistent, noxious odor especially after long hikes. Sell your green herd on eBay. Charge $85 shipping. See www.ebay.com/crapnobodywants moron that is feeding steroids to the iguanas on the western end of the island. See http://lanzearm strongs-vet.com Great iguana recipes at www.epi.really.curious.com/yuk. Heard in the Street The Queen has had gastroenteritis (or the Royal Ascot Trots) and will miss her annual trip to St. John. Susan Chair said that Mr. Bean called from Buckingham Palace with apologies from the Queen. He said that she is disappointed that she wouldnt be able to make the dive on the Rhone this year. Maybe it will happen next April 1. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com allmostlocalnews@gmail.com 10 Internet Solutions for Iguana Over-populationJFLI Celebrates 17 Years on April 6St. John Tradewinds Join the Johns Folly Learning Institute as it celebrates 17 years at an anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. The celebration will feature performances by JFLI students and a full spread of food and drinks. The afternoons keynote speaker will be DeDont miss this celebration of learning and resiliency on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. at JFLI in Estate Johns Folly. Jazz Islanders Reuniting and Playing at The Beach Bar on March 31By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars St. John. Steve Simon and the Jazz Islanders will be rocking out at the Beach Bar on Sunday, March 31, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. This is the tertain the islands Jazz lovers. Im really thrilled, said Simon. I feel like a kids having his after having been there for almost 25 years and feeling the love of the island. Im giving that love right back. While planning his trip to St. John, Simon reached out to the other members of Jazz Islanders and suggested a reunion concert, he explained. nitely, said Simon. The group will feature Joe Ramsay on sax, Andrew Cameron on drums, Vince Wallace Jr. and Les Burnside both on bass, Patrick Lockett on harmonica, Lewis Taylor on keyboards, Michael Banthat night, Simon added. There are always surprise guests who show up too, he said. Its just really, really cool. See you for the Jazz Islanders one night only, free show, at the Beach Bar on Sunday, March 31, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Guests dressed to the nines packed the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom on Saturday night, March 16, for the 27th Annual Gifft Hill School auction. The evening featured professional live auctioneers, stunning local artwork and exciting trip packages, all to raise money for the GHS Scholarship Fund, upon which more than half of the schools student rely. available for a while, GHS assistant to the development director Molly Murrill estimated that the night raised at least $200,000. Were still tallying and it always takes us a little time but last years amount which was $200,000, said Murrill. the fundraisers tally because technically the event is still ongoing. Since not all the bid packages were sold on March 16, GHS is hosting an After Auction auction kicking off Tuesday, April 2. This online auction will feature 10 items still available including a weekend at the U.S. Open in New York, tickets to the Indy 500, a weekend at the Kentucky Derby, a stay at an elegant estate in Tennessee, a weekend at St. John Inn and more. We still have about 10 trips which include some of the sports experiences and a few local packages which didnt sell at the auction, Murrill said. Those will be available for a buy-now, not an auction. The items will just be up for sale. Were hoping that will add to our grand total and were hoping to exceed $200,000, she said. While not every single item was sold at the March 16 event, GHS evening, Murrill added. Were very happy with the way the event went and we had some great bids for some of the trips, she said. We sold out all the golden tickets and the winner was a last minute buyer from off-island who chose the Aspen trip. view and bid on local art and more during the silent auction portion of the evening, which garnered a lot of interest, according to Murrill. The art went over really well this year and we had a lot of great sales for the artists, she said. Overall our silent auction was wonderful. Artists featured at this years gala were Claudia Brookes, Janet Cook-Rutnik, Jan Etre, Lisa Etre, cole Morrisette, Avelino Samuel, Shira Sofer, Charles Lowrie and Gail Van de Bogurt. After the silent auction wrapped up in one of the ballrooms, the wellheeled guests moved into the other ballroom to get ready for the exciting live auction hosted by Darron and Hope Meares of Meares Auctions, who donated their services for the fourth consecutive year. air, the auction was a big success and kept the crowd on its toes throughout the night. After guests did their best in the Heads or Tails competition, it was Attorney Brion Morrisette who took home the wall of wine. Karen Ovicna was the lucky winner of a stunning R&I Patton multicolored sapphire bracelet. Renowned local photographer and videographer Steven Simonsen once again had the crowd in St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 5 27th Annual GHS Auction Raises About $200,000 for Schools Scholarship Fund 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds Registration is now open for Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event which will be on Sunday, May 26. The popular event draws hundreds of swimmers from local, national and international areas. The race consists of three courses: a short course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile; an intermediate course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2 and one-quarter miles; and a long course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3 and one-half miles. Swimmers compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a three-person team. Swimmers can also compete assisted by swimmer category. Many local businesses sponsor the event and dozens of volunteers coordinate to make this fun swim a success each year. It has been called the most beautiful swim in the world by Swim magazine. Sponsorships for gate banners, T-shirts and more are currently available, and volunteers should also contact Friends of VINP to ister now by visiting Friends website at www.friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940. All proceeds help VI National Park and Friends of VINP protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park. 6 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Serious T alent at SJSA Fundraiser ConcertRegistration Is Open for 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim 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 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.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds tional Parks seminar series and other educational programs, Audrey Penn recently accepted a position on St. Thomas. VINPs new program manager brings a rare combination of local knowledge and a passion for education. Karen Jarvis has called St. John home since 1993 and has been an entrepreneur since 2002. After running a successful childcare business for years, she launched a new company last year, Love City Paddleboards. While she will continue to rent and teach stand up paddle boarding, Jarvis is excited to jump into her new role as Friends of VINPs program manger. Im really excited, she said. Its a real departure for It seems like the right time to do something a little bit different. Jarvis love for the community is what inspired her to apply for the position, she explained. Im a very community oriented individual and working While she has attended various Friends of VINPs programs and events for years, Jarvis has gained a new appreciation for the group. Working here has given me a really big insight into how much of an integral part of the park Friends is, said Jarvis. Friends of VINP really carries the park in a lot of ways. From the School Kids in the Park to Ticket to Ride, they lit erally enable hundreds of kids and teachers and classes each year to use the park as an outdoor classroom. So this position kind of combines my love of children said. Its a great opportunity for me to still impact the lives of young people. That is my favorite aspect of the job so far. While still in the knowing phase, Jarvis has been focusing on learning as much as she can about each program Friends of VINP sponsors. I really want to immerse myself so I know all about the different programs, said Jarvis. Thats what Im focusing a lot on right now, knowing each and every one of the programs. She wont have too much time to learn the ropes before hosting the Friends of VINPs annual Litter Stomp Parade and Earth Day Environmental Fair on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jarvis will follow up the Earth Day fair by helping to host the Reef Fest on Saturday, April 20, at Trunk Bay from 12 to 5 p.m. The group is also gearing up for the 10th Annual Beachto-Beach Power Swim, set for Sunday, May 26, for which Jarvis is hoping to recruit about 80 volunteers. All of those activities will help Jarvis to achieve one of her main goals getting youth involved with Friends of VINP. Obviously my goal is to expand upon the framework that Audrey did such a good job of laying out, said Jarvis. adding more seminars, and new and interesting seminars to the series. I want to keep that being fresh and creative. My biggest goal though is to continue reaching out to the island youth, she said. If we can educate the youth, that is the most important thing because they will be the future ambassadors of the park. They are the future stewards of the island and the park. And integrating her love for paddleboarding is not out of the question either, Jarvis added. I would love to organize a paddle event sponsored by We havent set a date yet, but its something Id really like to see happen. For more information on Friends of VINP or how to get involved with the group, call Jarvis at 779-4940. St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 7 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lightening is an adult cat who would make a great addition to your family. He loves other cats and people and will just curl up in your lap for a cat nap. Karen Jarvis Is Friends of VINPs New Program Manager With a career at Saudi Aramco, a global leader in the energy industry, youll get to work with world-class technology in an organization that thrives on its commitment to excellence. The scale of our operations and advanced technical environment will stretch your capabilities to the fullest.We are looking for experienced:Refinery Professionals


8 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. As part of the 4th Annual Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, SJFS continues the festival with two Rise Up: Stories of Jamaican Underground Music, follows the rise of three music artists Tur bulence, Kemoy, and Ice Anastacia from the back alleys and crowded dancehalls of Kingston, to its privileged suburbs, to rural Jamaica. The 88-min award-winning documentary by Luciano Blotta (2009) features appearances and per formances by legendary artists such as Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, and Lee Scratch Perry. SJFS will also screen Brooklyn Racine on April 2, which tells the story of what happens when a group of young Haitian immigrants take the enduring legacy of Rara voodoo-inspired walking music from the hills of Haiti to the streets of Brooklyn, NY. The 12-minute documentary is by Jeremy Robins and Magaly Damas (2008). The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is an anand directors from around the Caribbean. Sponsored regionally by UNESCO and supported by ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry ) in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Travelling Caribbean Film Show15 Caribbean countries including the Bahamas, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican titled when not in English. This fourth edition, dedicated to the Caribbean tion and documentaries, reveal the realities and chal lenges of Caribbean emigrants in the region and the greater Diaspora, and promote Caribbean cultural identity. TCFS is supported by ICAIC, UNICEF, UNESCO and MINCULT. St. John Film Society is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virgin Island Council on the Arts. www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECTACULAR VIEWINNSTEAD 8B ENIGHEDA private, single family, masonry home since 1975, currently with a very strong rental program, now available FSBO. Contact Jerald Grimes 978-652-5115; jeraldagrimes@comcast.net and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! SJFS Screening T wo Films on April 2 St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds USVI Poison Information Center, physically located in Jacksonville, FL, will be in the territory April 2 through 4 to participate in activities associated with the USVI Department of Healths National Public Health Preparedness Week. The staff will also provide poisoning prevention awareness and education to various schools and community groups including AARP. Debi Forrest, RN, CSPI, education coordinator, and Phyllis Bell-Davis, M.Ed., media relations and education associate, are scheduled to take part in the DOH Health Fair on St. Thomas on Wednesday, April 3, at Emancipation Garden. The health fair affords the opportunity to connect with the community to provide information on the free and life-saving services offered by the Poison Center, said Forrest. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Center Help Line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Also during the visit, the education staff will parttion on St. John on April 4, 10 a.m. at the St. Ursulas Senior Center. We are pleased to partner with the Poison Infor mation Center to address the rise in medication inter actions in the 50+ population, said Denyce Singleton, AARP state director. Knowledge is power, and it is our hope that this presentation will give Virgin Islanders the information they need to prevent potentially deadly interactions. The education staff will also present poisoning awareness programs to several schools on St. Thomas which participated in the Regional Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville has been responding to emergency poisoning calls since 2000. The Poison Center works under the auspices of the USVI DOH Commissioner and directly interfaces with Schneider Regional Medical Center, Governor Juan Luis Hospital and Medical Center, and other health professionals and community organizations to provide emergent care for poisonings, to answer poisoning-related questions, and to provide both public and health professional educa tional programs. Anyone who suspects a poisoning has occurred, or if who has questions concerning poisonings, should immediately call the Poison Center Help Line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1-800-222-1222. Dont waste time searching the Internet; call the St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 9 If you suspect a poisoning, call the Poison Center Help Line 1-800-222-1222 a specialist in poison information will assist youThe Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus The guest speaker for Sunday, March 31, is David Dorney who will speak on, Resurrection of Whom and/or What: One of our UU Roots. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.David Dorney Speaking at March 31 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Happy Holidays! EASTER BRUNCHTreat your family to a special time together with a delicious seaside buet featuring sumptuous displays of freshly prepared breads, fruits, vegetables, seafood and local specialties plus omelette, carving, wae, yogurt and cold salad stations, topped o by a grand dessert display.BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT S UNDAY, MA R CH : AM : P M PER PER SON CHILDR EN AGES HALF PR ICE CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER EAT FR EE RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. WR-Easter Brunch TW3.13.indd 1 3/15/13 1:02 PM Poison Center Staff Hosting Education Seminar at St. Ursulas on April 4St. John Tradewinds As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice a decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge effective April 1. The FUSC Surcharge Factor recovers the costs associated with the carriers contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep ser vice rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective April 1, there will be a decrease in the FUSC charge factor from 16.1 percent to 15.5 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC charge will decrease from $1.18 to $1.13. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience a decrease from $1.66 to $1.60 per line. Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact 12 p.m. on Saturday.Innovative FUSC Rate Changing April 1


10 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 Open Sat. 8 a.m. to 12 noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon Located at Git Hill & Centerline Road, across from the Transfer Station pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... Make spring cleaning protable!Donate your gently used home items to the ReSource Depot for a TAX CREDIT Tired of opening your WAPA bill in fear each month?Join us Thursday, March 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Renewable Energy Alternatives at the Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium for a panel discussion on the economics, eciency, and suitability of crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 The islands premier magazine. www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 JESS Ballroom Dancers Entertain Arts Festival CrowdSt. John Tradewinds ACC Offering Free Cat and Dog Registration During Month of AprilSpecial to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Centers new Shelter Manager Ryan Moore is offering free pet registration for the month of April. All pet owners in the USVI with dogs over the age of three months are required by law to have their dogs registered. Ordinarily, this registration costs $10, but for the month of April, Moore and the ACC are waiving the cost. Moore is setting up a registra tion record to be maintained at the shelter so that any lost dog turned into the shelter can be easily tracked back to its owner. Moore described the registra tion process as super easy. Come to the shelter any time Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to istration form. Pet owners will receive a license tag and if a collar to attach it to is needed, there is a selection of large and small collars for sale inexpensively at the shelter. Because ACC supports equal opportunity for St. John cats and dogs, ACC is extending this offer to feline pets as well. Although cats are not legally required to be registered, their safety and chances of being returned to their home if lost will be enhanced if cat owners also register their pets at the shelter. The same offer applies a free tag during the month of April. Moore has a large quantity of dog tags already on hand and has ordered a supply of smaller kitty tags for feline friends who will also be entered in the ACC registration record. Moore is also or dering a supply of break-away collars for island cats so that they, too, can sport pet jewelry! The ACC shelter is located on the library road just off the South Shore Road in Cruz Bay. Look for the ACC sign posted on the tele phone pole at the entrance to the library road. Please call Ryan Moore at 7741625 for more information. The April pet tag promotion also gives everyone an opportunity to stop by at the shelter to greet the new Shelter Manager and to thank him for initiating this great idea.


St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 11 WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery is hosting an opening reception for three St. John artists, Denise Wright, Mariel Bass and Greg Lee, on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. They are all strong artists, who work in strong methods and use great color, which will be on display at the opening. Wright, working in a medium she refers to as multimedia continues to bring color and composition to her works of art. The technique I utilize for my pieces is known as layered art, said Wright. It is distinguished not as much as a technique, but more by the individual mind of the artist. Layers are built, metaphysically as well as physically, incorporating various mediums and disciplines. Many of the layers are transparent, some visible, she said. Layers may be hidden and known only to the artist. My work contains words, objects, and symbols; all primarily Spiritual. Bass and Lee, the primary glassblowers at Maho Bay Glass, have shared much and learned much dur ing the years at Maho. In keeping with the theme of recycling, some of Lees work goes beyond the glass aspect to the total art piece. The base for one of his creations incorporates steel from a deck beach chair and a fuel tank bracket from an old Jeep. Bass will display pieces wowing the viewers with explosive colors and inspiring creations. My inspiration for this body of work is derived from the natural environment on St. John, said Bass. My artistic interpretation is both a literal and imag ined attempt to capture a moment or essence of the beauty I am surrounded by. I use color to accurately and bring several sculptural elements together harmoniously. These pieces were achieved through the use of traditional Italian goblet making techniques, contem porary glass sculpting methods, and a few of my own experimental discoveries, she said. Enjoy classical guitar music by David Laabs and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of these and other St. John artists. The artists will be featured dur ing the month of April. Bajo el Sol gallery is open daily. Call 693-7070 for more information. Parrotsh VillasVacation Rentals & Property ManagementLocated at the Cocoloba Shops, In the Heart of Coral Bay Offering the Highest Quality, Affordable Rentals & Excellence in Property Management & Booking Since 2005Looking for a vacation rental or manager for your property? CALL US AT 340-775-1489 W right, Bass and Lee Are Featured Artists at April 5 Bajo ReceptionSt. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Designed by an esteemed architect, bordering V.I. National Park land and affording stunning panoramic northern views, Villa Rotunda is an exceptional property on St. John. half bath villa located in the gated enclave of Upper Peter Bay is for sale for $7.485 million, explained Holiday Homes sales associate Abigail Schnell OConnell. What really stands out about this property are the views, said OConnell. From this gated Upper Peter Bay location, you have amazing views from St. Thomas all the way to Sopers Hole in Tor tola. Villa Rotundas Upper Peter Bay location also entitles the homeowner to a very nice amenity; a white sandy beach at the foot of the hill, OConnell added. The home allows access to the white sandy beach of Peter Bay, yet is also just minutes to Cinnamon and Trunk Bays, she said. The home is ideal for someone in search of private beach access, but still wants a panoramic view that only a hillside property will afford. The home was designed by ar chitect Michael Oxman and completed in 2006. It is situated on a three-quarter acre parcel and boasts a commanding view of the famed Trunk Bay. The birds eye view of Trunk Bay will never grow old nor will sunsets, said OConnell. An expansive veranda and invit you spend long afternoon soaking up the sun. Or enjoy the shade under the covered veranda which is also ideal for dining al fresco. You wont have to go far with a native stone wet bar found pooland industrial quality beverage cooler will make entertaining poolside a breeze. Inside dont miss the custom built Nicaraguan mahogany doors and windows found throughout the home. The professional grade kitchen comes complete with stainless steel Viking appliances and Cherry wood cabinets. All bedrooms are en suite with the master which boasts a private balcony and a junior suite found in the main house. Two additional bedrooms are located in a guest house, which affords privacy for everyone. a carriage house with a full bath, kitchen and sitting area. Easily accessed from a separate entrance off 12 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Enjoy Panoramic North Shore Views from Villa Rotunda For sales contact Dave Conroe (dave@cimmaronstjohn.com) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (management@cimmaronstjohn.com) Interval Ownership or Rentalswww.sunsetridgevillas.com St. Johns best price per sq. ft. Sleeps 6 to 8. Great Sunset views. See our Web cam* *SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to need-based Tuition Assistance, $2500 Merit Scholarships are available to new students entering grades 4-12 with a grade-point average of 3.3 and higher or exceptional performance on Entrance Exam. All applications must be complete before Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Awards can be granted. Please contact 340-776-1730 or http://www.gihillschool.org/ for more information or to enroll. GHS-Enrollment ad 3.2013.indd 1 3/21/13 7:44 PM the driveway, this unit would serve as an ideal caretakers unit, making Villa Rotunda ideally situated for use as either a short term rental or private residence. Fully air conditioned with a formal dining room and expansive great room, Villa Rotunda also boasts many more amenities. For more information on the property call OConnell at (340) 998-1934.


St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 13 ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SERIES LAST THURSDAY GHS UPPER CAMPUS ATR IUM GREEN THURSDAYS Git Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program, in coordination with the Island Green Building Association and NOAA are sponsoring monthly seminar series focusing on making the Virgin Islands and St. John greener places to live. The path to this future includes each and every resident taking personal steps toward improving your quality of life for current and future island generations. If you have an idea for a future speaker, please contact us.Sarah Haynes, EARTH Program Coordinator: sarahhaynes@githillschool.org Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: bdevine3485@gmail.com Tired of opening your WAPA bill in fear?Join us Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium for a discussion on:Renewable Energy AlternativesA panel of professionals will be on hand to answer the most important questions on the economics, suitability, and eciency of sun, wind, and water energy systems. ...Developing alternative renewable energy sources have benets that go beyond environmental health; they improve personal health...and encourage our nations economic viability. Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) Last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Hats Galore at JESS GalaSt. John Tradewinds


We are here for three weeks and on Monday we, (two couples) went to Salt Pond. When we returned to Sunset Ridge Villas in Cruz Bay, my new wet suit was missing. day we headed out to the same area and, low and behold, there it was hanging over the gate heading down to Salt Pond. Thank you to the very kind person for bringing it up to the gate. There are truly great visitors to St. Pete Parsil Sunset Ridge Villas14 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y MAR. 28th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsAs you may or may not have noticed, renovation of the Pine Peace basketball court has begun. Soon St. John youth will have a brand new, fully functional court that doesnt turn into a swamp every time it rains! This is the only full size court on St. John and when its renovation is complete, will be home to a myriad of new sports events including camps, competitions and trainings to name a few. The new court has been engineered in such a way to its being situated over an underground spring. The scope of this project includes the court as well as adjacent restroom facilities. Some additional things are needed to make it a high quality recreational facility. I am seeking community monetary and volunteer support for the following items: aluminum bleach ers, a cover for the bleachers and tiny tot playground equipment. Checks will be made out directly to the community and I look forward to your assistance. Please feel free to contact me at (340) 227-9319 or alicevkrall@gmail.com. Alice Krall Special Projects CoordinatorPine Peace Basketball Courts Need Your HelpMy kids and I are extremely invested in the St. John Animal Care Center. Last year we adopted our sweet Gremlin from the ACC. We own property here, so we are frequent visitors to St. John and my Dad lives in Coral Bay. Every time we visit, we spend each morning walking the great dogs in the shelter. I feel a special need to write to say how happy we are to work every morning with Ryan and the wonderful kennel tech Kade. They are so perfect for their jobs, calm, helpful, knowledgeable, caring with both the animals and people around them. fortunate to have them. We also loved the previous two managers. We are proud to assist such a super shelter. Jackie W oodProud T o Help the St. John ACC Visitor Finds Lost Wet Suit at Saltpond I recently read an article about a pastor who committed adultery. A picture of the family was included and the wife was gorgeous. How can a man blessed with a faithful woman wander away? Could it be that we men acquire things too easily? Or that were entitled to taste everything? Maybe theres too many beautiful women in the world. Whatever the case, staying faithful should be the only option, but oftentimes we fall short. Like a notch on our belt or a trophy on the shelf, a stunning wife is good to look at, bragged about and claimed. After that, the conquest begins again. Its unimaginable that we can equate a human being to a car, boat or paintings. But it happens all the time. Shallow attention is given to the surface while underneath is ripe with gold. arrogance and pride. Without self-control and accountability, it is easy to fall into temptation. Both of It should be a badge of honor to say that you only have one mate. But in the worlds standards, guys are looked upon as studs for having multiple partners. That habit is hard to break even when youve become married. Putting that romantic spark back into a marriage after so many years can be a challenge. InFolks oftentimes acquire stuff without giving serious thought to the upkeep of the item (relation ship). The mind set doesnt shift to a more responsible thought process. Marrying without total commitment robs the union of its security. Putting someone up on a pedestal to be admired only denies them true inti macy. The more I think about it, men also need more intimacy, tender words and foreplay in order to temper their drive. Dont go overboard and do anything, but open up so that genuine appreciation for each other can be shown. Emmanuel Prince


On March 11, 2013 the Virgin Islands Senate heard from several applicants for zone changes and variances at the Earle B. Ottley Legislature building on St. Thomas. Being unaware that the 8:30 a.m. barge was not scheduled because of dry-docking and maintenance, I arrived about 20 minutes after the start remarks made by Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone. read in the St. Croix Avis, that the hearing was not a forum for decisions on the requests. All requests required sponsorship by a Senator who would then present a bill for consideration and a vote before the Senate body at a later date. Regrettably, Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger, who represents St. John, utilized his allotted time to apologize for the hearing being held on St. Thomas, expressed his reservations about the necessity of zone changes, and extended an offer to assist me in procuring transportation back to Red Hook. If Senator Barshinger, who we might reasonably assume is well versed with this process, had any interest in offering his assistance by sponsoring the required legislation, he certainly would have expressed it at that time. As a consequence, I will seek the required sponsorship from other Senators. appeared in The Daily News and the St. Croix Avis, this effort is to set the record straight and better inform the public of the proceedings that dealt with my request. Amanda Norris, the staff reporter at The Daily News, had several errors of note in her article published March 12. On page 3 in paragraph 3 of that article she stated the following, The farm grows business and agricultural purposes, but the proposal Roller presented to the Senate would grant all of the property B-3 (Business Scattered) status and impose a use variance for three parcels totaling 4.79 acres to permit a camping-based eco-resort. The facts that I presented to the Senate included the following information. Of the 17.78 acres which comprise the farm, .89 acres known as parcel 8-4-1-A is zoned B-3; 13.88 acres known as 8-4-1 Remain der is currently zoned A-2, and 3.01 acres known as parcel 8-4-2 is zoned R-2. Of the original 15.08 acres that was listed in the warranty deed for 8-4-1 Estate Carolina, .31 acres was lost due to an error made by the surveyor and not noticed until years later by a sur veyor for the adjacent property owner. The request before the Senate is to have 2.5 acres rezoned from A-2 to B-3 within parcel 8-4-1 Remain der. This 2.5 acres would become known as 8-4-1-B if the zone change is approved. The variance request would cover 14.77 acres composed of parcels: 8-4-1 Remainder, 8-4-1-A and 8-4-1-B. Parcel 8-4-2 would remain R-2, thereby serving as a buffer to the residential area across the street. In paragraph 6, Norris wrote, Roller said if the Senate denies his request, he will be forced to look elsewhere to open an eco-resort establishment, according to his testimony. In a brief conversation with Norris after the hear ing, I explained that other sources of income are necmaintain a small farm over the long term. The Senates denial would require an investment in another community. Should this rezoning and variance request be denied, in all likelihood, the idea of an eco-resort would end there. This proposal is based on quite a number of unique elements all present at the site of the farm. While another investment would be necessary, in no manner did I suggest that an eco-resort would be considered for other locations. In paragraph 9 Norris stated: Stuart Smith, direc tor of the Comprehensive Coastal Zone Planning division of DPNR, said the department had hosted two public hearings on St. John about the proposal. After placing a phone call to Stuart Smith, to conSt. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 15 Continued on Page 16With a Grain of Salt and a Sprinkling of Facts Letters To St. John TradewindsI was appalled at the last showing of Amazing Race. I could not believe what I just saw, and imme diately turned to a different channel. It was an insult to Vietnam Veterans and should be to all Veterans. It reminded me of Hanoi Jane, only now we have Hanoi CBS their entire staff, and, yes, even the contestants and host who were on the show, should be hung to the nearest tree limb by their toes. And they all did not even blink an eye. They were too interested in the million bucks. Using that as a pit stop. That was sad and disturbing. CBS should be boycotted to the fullest. And this does not deserve any apology, as that in itself would be another stab in the back to our Veterans. It is time for CBS to be shown the exit door from America, like what should have been done to Hanoi Jane and her followers. Enough is enough. Our Vietnam Veterans have suffered much more than most Veterans by our fellow Americans. They also fought and served our country like all Veterans before them and after them. If any one should be in our sights it should be all at CBS. It will be the last time that I look at a CBS broadcast. T otally disgusted, Jerry RunyonAppalled by Amazing Race


16 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 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 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directoryhearing was held, as required by statute. Follow-up contacts were made as further input was accepted by all concerned parties electronically to address those issues brought up. Concerning the article by Andrew Wilkens which appeared on March 12 in the St. Croix Avis, in paragraph 2 he writes, He [Roller] said the entire projphase would include nine small cabins, constructed to minimize the impact on the surrounding land. During the question and answer session with Senators, I made an effort to address some of the concerns expressed at the May 22, 2012 public hearing on St. John at which the size and scope of the project were questioned by some of those present. True, the project would proceed in phases over a ditional amenities would be constructed on a second free-standing tree-house structures would be located in close proximity to the pond at the center of the property. These nine units would offer a selection of accommodations that would allow us to both test the waters as to visitor preferences, and to grow the business in an orderly manner, hopefully avoiding costly In paragraph 10 of Wilkens article he states, One of the markets he sold produce to on St. John recently closed, making the pivot to eco-campground more important for his livelihood, Roller said. In the concluding paragraph of my prepared state ment, which I am transmitting to all publications that receive this letter, I stated, As recently as last week, we lost a valued customer of ours in Red Hook, St. Thomas; the well-known Marina Market that had at one time been the largest retailer to carry our products. With our customer base being eroded by such closures, we need to diversify now more than ever . Marina Market at one point had two outlets, one in Cruz Bay, St. John and the other in Red Hook. It was at that point that they retailed more of our product line than any of our other business customers. The Cruz ago, but it was the recent St. Thomas closure that I was referencing. As I noted elsewhere in my statement, market forcproducers. The closure of St. Thomas Dairies, Island Dairies and the cattle industry of St. Croix are all fur ther examples of a very challenging environment for local agriculture. After 29 years of struggling to establish and operate cal government that at various times seemed more intent on offering obstacles rather than assistance, I take umbrage at the statement which Senator Barshinger made at the hearing in which his only concern regarding me personally was my ability to get back to where I started out that morning. Once the facts are known, I believe the public will be in a better position to judge the professed support that so many of our representatives (both past and present) have espoused for agriculture over the years. Good judgments require an ample amount of facts, and when news is viewed in its best light, as food for thought, it should also be well done. In furtherance corrections I offer. Hugo Roller, Coral Bay farmerWith a Grain of Salt and a Sprinkling of FactsContinued from Previous Page St. John Tradewinds The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, a Spring Floral Spectacular will be on Saturday, May 11, at the St. Peter Greathouse. At this years gala, the Wilbur Bill LaMotta Community Ser vice Award, and the Award for Community Economic Investment will be presented. The Wilbur Bill LaMotta Community Service Award, established in 1983, recognizes the outstanding contributions to the U.S. and private citizens whose achieveand work of Bill LaMotta. Prior to his death in 1980, LaMotta was President of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce, a Small Businessman of the Year, a civic leader and renowned Caribbean composer and musician. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit dedication, sincerity, forthrightness and ethics in the performance of his or her duties or in the practice of his or her business or profession. The 2013 Wilbur Bill LaMotta Community Service Award recipients are Cornel Williams, President of International Capital and Management Company; Lena Steele Williams, Director of CenCompanies; Dr. Sharon-Ann McCollum, Principal of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School; and Idalia Dolly Dockery, teacher at Char lotte Amalie High School. In 1999, the Board of Directors added the recognition of an individual involved in the leader organization or an organization for the service it provides to the community. This year Michael Akin, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands will be honored. The Award for Community Economic Investment or Design Excellence was established in 1999 to recognize an individual or cor porations capital investment in the territory. Awards that are chosen for Desitivity to the natural beauty and culture of St. Thomas and St. John. Awards for Community Economic Investment are given to a company that shows a sincere and committed investment in the economy and future of the Virgin Islands. This year Innovative Companies will be honored. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception beginning at 7 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing and the program. Entertainment will be provided and the attire is island elegant.Annual Chamber Awards Dinner Set for May 11


St. John Tradewinds John Jack M. Wallace passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2012, at his home on Gifft Hill, with his partner Steve St. Onge by his side. Jack was born and raised in Lawrence, MA, attended St. Augustines Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1978. Jack moved to St. John with his partner Steve St. Onge 12 years ago. He loved the island life and enjoyed going to the beach as often as possible. He had a great love for animals, was involved with the Animal Care Center and his St. John family consisted of several shelter cats over the years. Jack and Steve are the owners of www. Caribbean islands. Jack worked hard to build the company, and loved to help his guests plan their dream island vacations. He truly enjoyed his job, and thought that living on St. John was his personal paradise found. Jack is predeceased by his parents William and Rita (Michaud) Wallace, and brother Gary of Lawrence, MA. He will be deeply missed by his partner of 16 years, Steve St Onge, as well as his brother William Wallace and his wife Eileen of Methuen, MA; his niece Jamie (Wallace) Gabriel and husband Kenneth of Salem, NH, and their chil dren William and Olivia; and niece Lynne (Wallace) Rourke and her husband Brian, of Dracut, Ma., and their daughter Ryann. Jack also leaves behind a large number of friends, both near and far, who miss his laughter, his humor, and his gentle spirit. We ask that anyone who wishes to make a memorial donation, please do so in Jacks name, to St. John Rescue, P.O. Box 1225, St. John, VI 00831. Please join us on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. for a celebration of his life at a beach party at the pavilion at Oppenheimer Beach. Jacks favorite island pastime was sharing food and drink with friends and loved ones on one of the islands amazing beaches. In true island style, please bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. For more information, please call Steve at (340) 7794437. Everyone is welcome to join us in sharing the memories of Jacks laughter and smile; his was a generous heart that left us all too soon. St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 17 SE ND L E TT E RS GU E ST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.viI G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Water ConservationSt. John Tradewinds With the latest drought/dry season upon us, I thought it may be a good idea to discuss water conservation. Many of us here in the islands have learned to be more conservative with our water than our stateside neighbors. Water is one of our most precious resources. It is not a luxury; it is a necessity to live. The more we conserve the better it is for all. Here are some ways I have learned to conserve water. Wash dishes in a dish pan so the wastewater can be used on plants around the house. When showering, wet down, shut off the water and lather up. Then turn the water back on to rinse off the soap; this is also known as a sailors shower. Check gutters and downspouts often to make sure they are working properly. Dont water plants during the daytime to help stop water evaporation. When washing clothes; only wash large loads. Some ways you can make your home more water conservative include installing lowuse your sewage water for irrigation. Some other ideas are to turn off your irrigation system when it rains. Terrace your The one I just bought uses half the amount of water that my old one did. For a greener tomorrow! more information contact Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at islandsolarvi@gmail.com. ObituaryJohn Jack Wallace, 52, Passes A way Please drop by, even for a few minutes. When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Where: www.usingsportforsocialchange.com Focus V ir gin Island youth thr ough sports and fitness, giving them the confidence they need to set personal goals, achieve their aspirations and cr eate opportunity for themselves, their family and their community .St. John School of the ArtsUsing Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and the St. John Parks and Recs Department, invite the public to attend this social gathering at The St. John School Of The Arts. During this fun, casual event, an update will be given on what USFSC is, what we have accompished in the past 5 years and what we are hoping to accomplish in the 2013-2014 year with your support. We will also be unveiling our sponsorship levels and budget for the 5th Annual FREE Just Play event for the youth and community of St. John/St. Thomas to be held on October 14, 2013 4th Annual 5th Annual4th Annual 5th Annual Monday October 14, 2013 Thanks to these early sponsors!


about GHS. Truly sending the point home about how ties were seniors Careem Albert and Mariah Scheer, who spoke about their years at the school. out to of the ballroom made its way to Mongoose Junction where La Plancha del Mar hosted an after It was great, Murrill said about the evening. We had a really fun time and it was very successful. We are very grateful to the Westin for their staff and the venue and to our many volunteers who were so helpful. Dont miss the chance to buy even more excit ing packages during GHS After Auction auction on Tuesday, April 2. For details check out www. giffthillschool.org/auction.18 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Sunset Ridge Villas 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 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com LandscapingAlfredos 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 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs 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. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory St. John Tradewinds 27th Annual GHS Dinner Auction Raises About $200,000Continued from Page 5


St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 19 Friday, March 15 6:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r having a verbal disturbance with his roommate. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 11:37 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. Saturday, March 16 1:38 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that her tenant was creating a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. 2:54 a.m. A visitor staying at a villa in Coral Bay c/r that a female walked into the house by mistake. Police assistance. 11:15 a.m. A citizen c/r that her ex husband is calling her and threatening her using abusive language. Telephone harassment. 3:13 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Mongoose Junction. Auto collision. 3:22 p.m. A citizen c/r that a child fell off the dock into the water. Police assistance. Sunday, March 17 12:50 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that she wants to turn in a gun she found while cleaning her closet. Recovered 2:12 p.m. A citizen c/r a bur glary at her residence. Burglary in the third. 4:35 p.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. discovered a red truck in the roadway near Castaways without a diver. The vehicle was left with the keys in the ignition and had the vehicle towed by Bells Towing. Monday, March 18 7:23 p.m. A citizen p/r that she is receiving harassing text messages from a female. Telephone harassment. T uesday, March 19 9:42 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r a lost document. Lost document. 6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone broke into his vehicle in the area of Annaberg. Damage to vehicle. W ednesday, March 20 12:12 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he was threatened by a male in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 4:54 p.m. Badge #1175 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Clint Tetrick of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with failure to appear in court. Bail was set at $10,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 5:20 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace. 8:35 p.m. A citizen c/r having an altercation with her boyfriend. Simple assault. 11:07 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r a disturbance with his neighbor. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Thursday, March 21 10:20 a.m. A Department of vagrant was trespassing on the property and had defecated on same. Trespassing.EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 St. John Tradewinds Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. St. John On Thursday, March 7, at about 5:40 a.m., police received a call through 911 that a vehicle near If you know anything about this incident please let us know. St. Thomas On Wednesday, March 13, at about 9:45 p.m., a man was driving his car with a friend in the area of Tabor and Harmony near the turnoff into Hiddown. The men jumped into the vehicle, pulled out handguns and ordered them to empty their pockets. After taking their belongings the gunmen forced them out of the car, and then sped off. Lets continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStop persUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Your tips are completely anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. For an armed robber it is $900. For an arsonist it is $714.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin IslandsResidents Reminded T o Prepare for Earthquakes and T sunamisSt. John Tradewinds Every year approximately 800 seismic events occur in the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands region. While some of them are imper ceptible, others remind us of the urgency to prepare ourselves better to survive no notice emergencies, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week empha sized the role of prepared communities that become stronger and smarter by planning and practicing what to do to survive and recover faster from this type of events. A destructive earthquake can occur anytime and once it happens, its too late to prepare our selves, said FEMAs Caribbean Area Division Director Alejandro De La Campa. We encourage everyone in our communities to be ready NOW as you might not be with your family, your children might be at school or you could be at work. emergency plan is to look for infor mation about emergency plans in places where one and ones family spend time like work, daycare and school. If no plan exists, the following simple steps can help one begin developing a family emer gency communications plan. Identify an out-of town contact. It may be easier to make a longdistance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members. Be sure every member of the family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. Teach family members how to use text messaging (also known as SMS or Short Message Ser vice). Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through. In addition to being aware of risks, learn what to do during diverse emergency situations. WHEN EARTHQUAKE HITS: Drop to the ground; Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk, table or other piece of furniture. If there is none around to get under, get down near an inte rior wall and cover head and neck with arms and hands; and Hold on to the furniture or to head and neck until the shaking stops. P A Y A TTENTION TO SOME OF THESE TSUNAMI W ARNING SIGNS: A strong earthquake, or one that lasts for 20 seconds or longer; The ocean withdraws or rises rapidly; A loud, roaring sound (like an airplane or a train) coming from the ocean; and Tsunami warnings broadcast over television and radio, by beach lifeguards, community sirens, text message alerts, National Weather Service tsunami warning center Web sites and on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. WHEN A TSUNAMI HITS: Keep calm; Immediately move to the local nami evacuation routes; If there are no evacuation ground that is at least 100 feet in elevation, a mile inland, or to the and stay there; If already in a safe location, stay there; Move by foot when possible do not drive this keeps the roads unobstructed for emergency vehicles.; Stay tuned to NOAA Weath er Radio or news broadcasts for changes in tsunami alerts; and Stay away from the coast and say its safe to return. For more information on earthquake safety, including what to do before, during, and after an earthquake and how to check for earthquake hazards, visit http://www. fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/. Further information regarding tsunami safety, evacuation, safe relocation and the tsunami ready program is available at www.tsunami.gov and http://prsn.upr.edu. For emergency planning infor mation and how to put together an emergency kit and other preparedness initiatives to be ready for disasters, visit www.ready.gov.


20 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 CD CHANGERACROSS DOWN St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 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) 642-3263Thursday, March 28 The next St. John Community Foundation Recyclers meet ing will be Thursday, March 28, at Gifft Hill Schools Upper Campus back patio at 4:45 p.m. IGBA and GHSs EARTH programs next Green Thursdays Seminar on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the GHS Upper Campus atrium will feature a panel of professionals who will answer questions on renewable energy alternatives. All are welcome to attend. Friday, March 29 While hosting visiting talent from across the globe, faculty members at St. John School of the Arts is set to take the stage themselves on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. at the arts school. Saturday, March 30 Everyone is invited to come out to Newfound Bay and help clean up the shoreline while enjoying a raft up party with live music on Saturday, March 30. Sunday, March 31 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus The guest speaker for Sunday, March 31, is David Dorney who will speak on, Resurrection of Whom and/or What: One of our UU Roots. T uesday, April 2 April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. As part of the 4th Annual Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, SJFS continues Saturday, April 6 Join the Johns Folly Learning Institute as it celebrates 17 years at an anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers spring fundraiser Wagapalooza Cruz Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker are co-chairs for the event.


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JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M MAN DAH L $85,000CARO LIN A from $115,000E MMA U S hillside $85,000 F ISH BA Y from $153,000 HAN SEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $149,000S A UNDERS GUT hillside & WATERFRONT from $179,000 C HOCOLA T E HO LE from $180,000 GLUCKS B ERG $245,000 LOV A NGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000VIRG I N GRAN D E S T A T ES from $295,000C ONCORDIA from $335,000C ALAB ASH BOOM hillside $475,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y/REN DEZVOUS from $799,000PET ER BA Y /NO R THS HORE from $1,650,000 W EST I N TI M ESH ARES from $500 per weekONE MONTH FRACTI ONALS from $54,000 L OTS OF LAN D LIST I NGS !! MOTI V A T ED SELLERS!! S OME SELLER FI N A NCI NG!! HH-TW 3.25.2013 C.indd 1 3/21/13 10:47 AM St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 23 St. John Tradewinds


24 St. John Tradewinds, March 25-31, 2013 Our event was a huge success, and we could not have done it without you! Special thanks to The Westin St. John and its phenomenal sta for sponsoring the event, Steve & Janet Simonsen for producing the video, Darron & Hope Meares for donating their auctioneer services, R & I PATTON goldsmithing for their donation of the gorgeous sapphire bracelet for our champagne rae, AB Cellars for donating the ne champagne for the rae, La Plancha del Mar for hosting the after-party and DJ Liston Sprauve for keeping the dance oor full, Kate Noreet for graphic design, Peter Fortunato & Gail Siart of Outside the Box Solutions for creating and administering the auction website and serving as proxy bidders, Rosemary Richards and her art students for their beautiful work, GHS EARTH students for creating the salads, Coral Bay Garden Center and Ridge to Reef Farm for donating greens and vegetables for the salads, Morgan Barlas for his technical support and set-up of our computer system, Yelena Rogers for photographing the event, and Alfredos Landscaping for the beautiful centerpieces, and Karye Carney of Islandia Real Estate for the live auction champagne.Auction DonorsABC Construction Corp., AB Cellars, Adventure Center, Alfredos Landscaping, Aqua Bistro, Arawak Expeditions, Aspen Country Day School, Bajo El Sol, Baked in the Sun, Beach Bar, Beauty Lounge, Big Blue Excursions, Big Planet/Waterbase, Black Sails LLC/Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, Black Diamond Capital Management, Body Shots, Boolchands, Bougainvillea, Keryn Bryan, Bulgari, Caf Livin, Karen Calandra, Caneel Bay Resort, Canines Cats & Critters, Cape Air, Caravan Gallery, Karye Carney, Judy Chamberlain & Chris Wong, Cary Chapin, Cimarron Charters, Nancy Clendinen, Concordia Eco-Resort, Connections St. John, Coral Bay Garden Center, Coral Bay Ice Cream, Coral World and Buttery Garden, Courtesy Car Rental, Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel, Crystal DAbbraccio, CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Deli Grotto, Dionysus Distributors, Donald Schnell Studio, Donkey Diner, Barb Douma, Drift Away Day Spa, Donna Duy, Fabric Mill, Fish Trap, Lori Francis, Frenchmans Reef Marriott and Morning Star Beach Resort, Brian & Stephanie Frosch, Gallows Point Resort, Git Hill School Art Classes, Git Hill School EARTH Program Students, Glazers Premier Distributors, GoViva! World of Experiences, Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, Grapevine Salon, Scott & Carol Gregory, Kathy Guidi, Havana Blue, Scott Hartshorn, M.D., Michelle Haynes, Health Care Connection PC, High Tide, Island Blues, Island Stylin, Jakes Restaurant, Jet Blue, Just Beach, Just Desserts by Lori, Kro-Gu Jewelers, KT Creates LLC, L & L Jeep Rental, La Plancha del Mar, La Tapa, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leslie, Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Levy, The Lime Inn, Little Switzerland, Love City Minimart, Love City Paddleboards, Charles Lowrie, Maho Bay Camps Recycled Arts Center, MaLinda Media LLC, Hope Meares and her Kindergarten class, Miss Lucys, Mongoose Merchants Association, Morgans Mango, Mumbo Jumbo, Dana Neil, Nest, Noahs Little Arks, Joseph Noguiera, Now & Zen, Ocean Grill, Ocean Runner, Ocean Surfari, Mrs. Diana Petitto, Portico Design Group, Val Prakas, PROPERTYKING, inc., Queen of Tarts, R&I PATTON goldsmithing, Ridge to Reef Farm, Rhumb Lines, Ritz Carlton, Dana & Martha Robes, Ronnies Pizza, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Royal Caribbean, Sadie Sea, Sallys Couture, SeaDream Yacht Club, Sheraton Vistana Resort, Jane Sheridan, Shipwreck Landing, Steve & Janet Simonsen, Skinny Legs, Spyglass Restaurant, St. John Brewers at the Tap Room, St. John Catering/Mathayom Private Chefs, St. John Chiropractic/Bern Putnam, St. John Hardware, St. John Inn, St. Thomas Jetriders, Starsh Gourmet, Stephen Gaynor School, Sun Dog Caf, Sweet Plantains, Tree Limin Extreme, Kathy Vargo, V.I.b.e. Collection St. John, V.I. Ecotours, V.I. SNUBA Excursions, Wayline Architecture, West Indies Co., Westin Charlotte, Westin Diplomat, Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, Westin Hilton Head, Westin Savannah, Westin St. John, Wet Woodys, York Yachting, ZoZos Ristorante, Dan Zigmond & Dina Ramm/Peninsula School, Zulu Nyala/Trevor Shaw. Wed also like to thank our Wall of Wine donors and all of those who purchased Golden Tickets.Featured ArtistsClaudia Brookes, Janet Cook-Rutnik, Jan Etre, Lisa Etre, Ron Keele, Sandra Loeer, Nicole Morrisette, Avelino Samuel, Shira Sofer, and Gail Van de BogurtOur Generous Program AdvertisersABC Construction Corp., Andrea Milam, Angel Electric, Baker Magras & Associates, Bougainvillea Leasing, BJ Harris, Body Shots, Canines, Cats, Critters, Catered To, Cruz Bay Realty, First Bank, Health Care Connection, High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill, Holiday Homes of St. John, Jan Courlas, Merchants Commercial Bank, Mongoose Merchants Association, Morrisette & Muilenburg, P.C., Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, PROPERTYKING, Inc., Red Hook Family Medical Group, Virgin Green, Scotia Bank, Soggy Dollar Bar and Sandcastle Hotel, St. John Hardware, St. John Insurance Agency, St. John Projects, St. John Properties, St. John Soujourn, Tammy Pollock, Trayser Construction, TSG Water Resources, Theodore Tunick & Company, VIEBC Lori Barlas, Jen Bradham, Tammy Cummings, Crystal DAbbraccio, Meghan Duy, Jill Hale, Beth Jones, Anandini Morris, Molly Murrill, Joe Palminteri, Kerrin Patrie, Tina Petitto, Rosemary Richards, Christianne Testamark, Jane Thill, Brenda Wallace, Mary Willen, Claire WitbeckVolunteersJustina Abraham, Careem Albert, Gemmal Ashley, Joanne Attika, Maysonne Attika, Lori Barlas, Morgan Barlas, Jackson Barry, Jen Bradham, Kwasi Browne, Keryn Bryan, Lawrence Charles, Jaqualyn Clarke, Aysia Clendinen, Mirisa Clendinen, Nancy Clendinen, Kathleen Cooke, Michael Cooke, Lena Crum, Kaitlyn Cummings, Tammy Cummings, Crystal DAbbraccio, Sean DAbbraccio, Elana Dandeneau, Viniqua David, CiCi Davis, Makeda Dawson, Meghan Duy, Laura & Topher Dunlap, Monique Edward, Lisa Ehrhart, Lori Francis, Maia Ginther, Anjali Glenn, Elena Glenn, JahSheada Grith, Jill Hale, Sarah Haynes, Chemica Jackson, Lyz Jaeger, Karen Jarvis, Beth Jones, Caleb Jones, Kris Jones, Mike Jones, Liz Kinsella, Julie & Matt Lasota, Tracey Maish, Dave Minner, Anandini Morris, Nicole & Savanna Morrisette, Carolyn Morrison, Merle Morton, Thia Muilenburg, KD Munnelly, Molly Murrill, Thomas Nguyen, Joe Nogueira, Joe Palminteri, Kerrin Patrie, Weston Patrie, Tina Petitto, Wilhelmina Powell, Susie Preston, Liz Putnam, Kristin Radclie, Alex Raymond, Allana Reid, Kayden Richards, Rosemary Richards, Monique Rogers-Clarke, Sophie Rutnik, Yalfri Santana, Mariah Scheer, Marina Scheer, Brenda Sonson, Linda Sorensen, Colleen Spinale, John Spinale, Perdita Stapleton, Kassahun Stapleton-Harris, Christianne Testamark, Maria Turner, Brenda Wallace, Rich Walsh, Maggie Wessinger, Claire Witbeck, Jim Willen, Mary Willen