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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 Senator Donald Cole and the St. John Community Foundation are hosting a Town Hall meeting at the St. John Legislature Annex in Cruz Bay on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The St. John Singers will present two concerts to celebrate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John Concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday afternoon, April 21, at 4 p.m. The performances will feature choral music representing a variety of genres, including classical and contemporary sacred music, spirituals, popular standards, Early American music and a tradi tional Zambian piece. Guest instrumentalists will accompany the choir on trumpet, double bass, and percussion. The featured guest vocalist is Dr. Lawrence Benjamin. St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends of V.I. National Park are excited to announce this years Earth Day events. The fun starts with the 2013 Earth Day Environmental Fair on Friday, April 19. This year, the fair will take place at the National Park Ball Field in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The V.I. Waste Management Authority will also be co-hosting the third annual Lit ter Stomp Parade from Julius E. Sprauve School to the fairgrounds starting at 8:45 a.m. The Friends will also host the fourth annual Reef Fest on Saturday, April 20. This event will coincide with the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth and their families spend an educational fun day at Trunk Bay from noon to 5 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a fee-free day at Trunk Bay from 11 a.m. onward. Exhibits, activities, and events will happen in and out of the water throughout the day. There will be free roundtrip shuttle service to and from Trunk Bay from the Friends of the Park store in Cruz Bay. The Friends goal is to educate, inform, and inspire V.I. youth and the community on the importance of preserving and protecting the St. John environment. All events are free and open to the public, and all St. John schools and families are invited. Last year more than 500 St. John students attended the Earth Day Fair and more than 100 participants attended Reef Fest. These events are great ways to teach V.I. youth about the environment and issues that are a threat to the islands. It is also an excellent opportunity to expose St. John students, who generally dont have the ability to attend fairs in St. Thomas, to important environmen tal programs on other islands. Island-wide beach clean-ups will be happening throughout Earth Week as participants of the Friends Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail. The Adopt-ABeach/Trail program encourages volunteer groups to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping it clean. If you are interested in adopting a beach or trail, please contact us. Please remember that volunteers are needed to help make these events a success. Those interested in volunteering for Earth Week should contact Karen Jarvis at (340)779-4940. Guy Benjamin Schools next Parent Teacher Organization meet ing will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. Parents, students, faculty and members of the community are welcome to come. This will be the PTOs fourth meeting in 2013. The Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner and movie night on Friday, April 19. Come out and watch The Might Macs true story of 1971-72 basketball team from the obscure all-girls Catholic school of Immaculata College in Philadelphia who came out of nowhere to win Dinner, for $5, will be served at 6 p.m. and the movie will be screened at 7 p.m. dise in Coral Bay on Friday, April 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. Dont miss the chance to pick up some great art from paintings to pottery, jewelry to wood carvings and more, and support local artists on St. John. The event will be on come rain or shine. Join the Virgin Islands Audubon Society for the last general meeting of the season on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. on the second A presentation will be given by Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society Director Susan Zaluski on Conserving Great Tobago Islands Important Bird Area: Threats and Solutions to Protecting Virgin Islands Frigatebirds. about the efforts being made to protect them. The organization has cut down almost 60 dead frigatebirds that had either been hooked the group and learn about the threats and solutions to protecting the Virgin Islands Frigatebirds. St. John Tradewinds The St. John Film Society would like to invite everyone to a screening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Directed by Tamra Davis, this 88 minute-long 2010 documentary features artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist whose work is modern, primitive, and iconic. Born to a Haitian father and an African-Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat lived his formative teen years in Puerto Rico, emerging on Brooklyn streets in the 1970s as a locally-acclaimed graffiti artist. By age 25, the char ismatic Basquiat had evolved into a globally-acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter, darling, commanding $1 million a tary chronicles the meteoric rise of the artist with rock star status an enormous talent whose fortunes mirror the rollercoaster quality of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. Guests are asked to make a suggested donation of $5. the St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay, the St. John Film Society is pleased to partner with Cases By the Sea, featuring a large screen. Cases By the Sea and Reggies BBQ offer drinks and food at picnic tables under an open air pavilion.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There is a new attraction under the waves in Hurricane Hole. A 15-foot anchor dating to the 1800s was recently returned to the V.I. Coral Reef National Monument area of Hurricane Hole for the enjoyment of snorkelers and swimmers. of the East End of St. John for a few hundred years, the anchor was originally discovered almost a decade ago, when the 218-foot mega yacht Golden Shadow picked it up, explained V.I. National Park Archaeologist Ken Wild. On July 27, 2004, the Golden Shadow was anchored off the Hur ricane Hole area and they picked up this anchor with their anchor line and couldnt shake it off, off out in the middle of Coral Bay harbor near Le Duck island. The crew of Golden Shadow called VINPs Division of Resource Management and reported They called us and told us about the anchor and gave us the shook it off, he said. It was in about 90 feet of water and the visibility was pretty bad, but we dove down and found it right away. We took some pictures of it and put a it later. Several weeks later, word spread around the island that several boaters in the Coral Bay area had discovered an historic anchor, Wild added. We started hearing about someone picking up an old anchor so we called Elliot Hooper at Tall Ship Trading, said the VINP Ar chaeologist. We had our photos of it and after talking to Elliot we knew it was the same anchor. owns the 110-foot tall ship Silver Cloud, used the 15-foot historic anchor for years, Wild explained. Elliot used it as an anchor which is kind of cool because he has an historic boat and it is an historic anchor, said Wild. ed the public to be able to see the anchor as well, according to Wild. We wanted to put the anchor where everyone could enjoy it, he said. Its federal property and we wanted to put it back in the park where everyone could see it. So last month, Hooper and his crew used Silver Cloud to help Wild and VINP Resource Manager Thomas Kelley pick up the anchor and move it back to the Hurricane Hole area of Coral Bay. Were really excited to have this historic anchor back in park waters where it can be enjoyed by the public, said Wild. St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 3 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of VINP The historic anchor where it rests today in Hurricane Hole, left, was delivered back to Coral Reef National Monument waters with the help of the tall ship Silver Cloud above, an historic vessel that used the anchor for years. St. John Tradewinds News Graphic Courtesy of VINPThe Hurricane Hole location of the anchor is shown on the map above. It can now be viewed by snorkelers and divers.
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds For seven years, students from Denmark have traveled to St. John to help put together the puzzle of 18th century life on the island. The seventh set of students from the Uniand Lise Nielsen (no relation), are on island now doing their part to piece together the islands history. Both Nielsens are working on studying the historic area of Rustenberg. Other areas of St. John studied by Danish interns in the past have included the East End, Brown Bay, Lameshur, Marys Point, and even Hassel Island. The Danish intern program, funded in part by the Friends of the V.I. National Park, begins for each set of students well in advance of their trip to St. John. We start working in the archives in Copenhagen, said Lise Nielsen. We look at tax records, deeds, wills, probate records, Gothic Danish, so the letters are different, and theyre all handwritten, so they can be Its like a puzzle trying to dig out the names of plantation owners, added JoseOnce the students have spent approximately two months investigating the ar chives in Copenhagen, they come to St. John for a month-long stint, where they get up close and personal with the plantation they had only read about. After a month on island, the Danish stusary research on their projects. When we get back, we look up things we havent had time for yet, said Lise Nielsen. with information from the archives, added will match. The time the University of Copenhagen students spend studying 18th century life on St. John counts as academic credit toward is studying ethnology, while Lise is studying history. The combination of studying Danish ar chives and working on the ground on St. John allows the students to discover inter esting tidbits about 18th century life on the island, like the fact that Lucas van Bever houdt, who owned the Rustenberg plantation in 1780, was personal friends with George and Martha Washington. Van Beverhoudt owned a plantation in the states as well. Rustenberg has proven to be an interesting case study, explained Lise Nielsen. The site looks good, she said. Weve found a lot of historic ceramics to help date the sites. Were matching archives to ar chaeology. Each set of Danish students works under V.I. National Park Archaeologist Ken Wild, who expressed his gratitude for the Friendsfunded internship program. It helps put the puzzle together for know we had, said Wild. We cant protect these historic sites if we dont know we have them. I couldnt do the work because I couldnt read Gothic Danish. The work these students do is a huge donation to the park, Wild added. In addition to helping the park interpret important historic sites, Wild hopes the internship program will strengthen the bond between Denmark and its former colony. The goal is to get more Danish people involved with their West Indian heritage, he said. Additionally, when funds are available, the park is able to call on past interns to help research various sites throughout the park, as Wild did when the VINP was working on shoring up the Trunk Bay store house. It gives us a pool of students to help us out, he said. Although the Danish students spend much of their time on island in the bush studying ruins and artifacts, the beauty of St. John has not escaped them. Its a very pretty island you have here, said Lise Nielsen. We left Denmark in a snowstorm. April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Maho Bay Camps restaurant. All are welcome to attend.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 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: email@example.com SAVE MONEY! 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 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 Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea MilamVINP Archaeologist Ken Wild, left, takes a break near Rustenberg with Nielsen, right.
St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 5 Happy Holidays! The island of St. John will say goodbye to beloved veterinarian Dr. Jan Perkins-Fielding, who is moving to the states, on Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Skinny Legs. Those whose pets have been cared for by Per kins-Fielding are asked to email photos of the veterinarian with their pets, or photos of the pets alone, to party planning committee member Judy Buchholz at firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos will be used in a slide show to be viewed at the party. Island residents are also asked to bring a card from themselves and/or their pets for Jan. Cards can be brought to the party, or dropped off at Connections East or West, or at Keep Me Posted. Party-goers will be given the opportunity to say something about Perkins-Fielding and what she has meant to the islands animals. St. John Tradewinds Beekeepers, whether novice, experts, hobbyists, or just lovers of bees were given the opportunity to better understand bees on St. John at the Coral Bay Agriculture Station on Saturday, April 6. The workshop was sponsored by the V.I. Department of Agriculture through the Specialty Crop Block Grant in partnership with the Virgin Islands Network of Beekeepers (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas) and the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Services. St. John was fortunate to have been selected to host the workshop for both St. Thomas and St. John, through the efforts of Elmo Rabsatt working with Charles Barry of St. Thomas, and Toni Downs and Wanda Wright of St. Croix. The St. Croix workshop took place on Saturday, April 13. The theme of the workshop was Increasing Promanagement. The workshop presenter was Michael Bush, a much sought after conference speaker and nationally known author of The Practical Beekeeper. St. Croix beekeeper Toni Downs was also present to share her knowledge. Those in attendance learned about common issues in beekeeping, experiments in swarm control, queen rearing for the small-scale beekeeper, unnatural beekeeping, beekeeping fallacies and more. Having the workshop on St. John allowed locals the opportunity for individual consultation visits of their hives or business operations, and as a plus, those at the workshop received autographs on their copies of The Practical Beekeeper by the author. One never has enough knowledge; sharing success and failures with fellow islanders and those from other places is a path toward improvement of all. St. John Tradewinds News Photo
6 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 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; email@example.com 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! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It is not the actual events in life which cause anger, but ones attitude about those events, psychologist Eve Preston, Ph.D., told several groups of residents recently. While visiting St. John last month with family, the New Yorkbased psychologist hosted two Anger Management workshops; at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center and Bellevue Village Community Center. Preston, whose website is www. DontGetAngryGetAssertive.com, spoke to about 20 senior citizens at St. Ursulas on March 26 about how to handle anger issues and shared her expertise with about a dozen residents at Bellevue Village on March 29 as well. The meeting at St. Ursulas was nicely attended, with good opportunity to discuss attendees examples, said Preston. There were representatives from senior organizations in St. Thomas and St. Croix who also attended and we discussed some possibilities for me to return, to offer training to volunteers on those islands. I was quite taken with the beautiful setting for Bellevue Village, she said. That gathering had a smaller turnout but also included interesting feedback from the audience. Prestons work is based on the ogist Albert Ellis, she explained. Any Psychology 101 class will have something on Albert Ellis, ential and only recently died. He was based in New York and I had the opportunity to see him do ther apy as he used to host Friday night sessions open to the public. He would demonstrate his approach for the public and he wrote several successful books which are very useful as well, said Preston. Ellis and now Prestons theory basically states that its not the events in life which cause one to become agitated, but the way people react to those events, Preston explained. In a nutshell, the idea is that its not the event in life that causes us to be disturbed, its our own view of the event, she said. It is what we think of our experiences which causes us to create our own misery. Ellis was not the originator of this idea, Preston added. This was not something that Albert Ellis made up, she said. This idea goes back in history to the ancient Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus. What Preston strives to do in her work is help people understand this basic idea of creating a feeling in response to an event. What I do is try to help people understand that it is them who creates their own feelings and not something that happens which creates the feeling, said Preston. It which creates anger. Being able to step to controlling anger. People should avoid expecting things of other people, what she termed should thinking, according to Preston. When people get upset its common to think things like they should not be doing this to me, or this should not be happening, said Preston. Whenever we use that kind of language, we feel anxiety. It brings on intense feeling because of the demands. We are not omnipotent and we are not all powerful, she said. We are in no position to be demanding or commanding. The only person we can control is ourself. Preston added. What I explain in my talks is that its helpful to start to get a handle on what goes through our mind when we get angry, she said. We need to identify the should and the must thinking. can be handy. Once those thoughts are identi breaths and calm down before reacting to the upsetting event, Preston explained. You have to go to the realm of wish or preference instead of demanding and commanding, she said. When you do that, you have a more relaxed feeling, you have your composure and you have your wits about you. You are more able to come up with a reasonable that comes into your mind. You will be able to take action that you wont regret later, said Preston. You are in a position to express yourself and your prefer ences. It can work quite well and quite easily, but it does take practice which makes it a more natural process, said Preston. For more information on Prestons work check out her website www.dontgetangrygetassertive. com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757
St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 7 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 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 By CiCi Davis St. John Tradewinds For so many, Maho Bay Camps is a place of refuge; a place of priceless memories with family and friends, dream vacations and your very own treehouse. For my son, it is also home. St. John as volunteers at Maho. We had never felt more comfortable and at home than we did in that screened tent with lizards, frogs and spiders as roommates. I still remember the day we left six weeks later. Sitting on the bench outside the store waiting for the ever been. We knew we were supposed to stay. We were both as sure about that as we had been of anything in 10 years together. We didnt speak more than a few words the entire trip home. The next year we were back to stay. Friends and family thought we were kidding; my husbands former boss gave it six months tops. Eight years later, it feels more like home than ever. We now have friends from around the country and around the world. Fellow staff are more like family and we have a love for a place we thought could only be real in a dream. Our son is the luckiest of all. Tree frogs and full moons lulled him to tree house. He shared play dates and took naps on the beach. He knows more about ocean life than any kid we know. Being around guests and staff since birth, he has never met a stranger and can talk to anyone. Best of all, he doesnt know any different. This is his life, not something he saw on vacation or read in a book. Tree houses, hermit crabs, lizards, hundreds of stairs leading to another adventure he thinks all children grow up this way. We know our time here is a gift for us and him, but now we have to tell him we are leaving and cant come back. He wont wake up to 60plus staff to say good morning to. He wont greet guests and ask them what they saw today. He wont watch glass blowing right before bed, then out how to tell him for the last six months. Then, we realized we did not know how to tell him because we did not want to admit it to ourselves. It does not seem real that the time is near. That it is true. Maho Bay 16, 2013. Our hearts are broken for many reasons, but mostly because we always thought that if we left, our son could come back. We never thought Maho would really close. We have not spoken about the new owners publicly, mostly because we do not know much about them. Rumors have swirled, names thrown out there, plans talked about. The truth is, we dont know what the plans are or when anyone will know what Mahos future entails. If we could speak to the new owners, we would want them to know they did not just buy a piece of land and some shacks. They bought a place of healing, of imagination, of new friends made and precious memories created. A place we all thought was only real in a dream. Please honor this place, the only home my son has known. And when he does want to visit whatever is left of Maho one day, we hope you will let him. Editors Note: CiCi Davis is the wife of Maho Bay Campgrounds General Manager/VP, Adrian Davis. Asher, their son, is four years old. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by CiCi DavisFour-year-old Asher Davis is at home among the
8 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewinds Greetings from the members of St. John Rescue. St. John Rescue has been in existence since 1996; however, there are many who dont understand who we are or what we do. St. John Rescue is an indepen prised of volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Responders. We respond to a variety of emergencies and provide medical coverage for most events on St. John. We provide back up medical and rescue services to VIEMS, V.I. Fire Service, V.I. Police Department, and the V.I. National Park. Our members give as much time as possible to help with emergency response and other activities. We understand that no one can be on call 24/7. However, giving some of your time for such an important service could mean saving a life. Our treasurer Andi Vacharat has initiated a new service for St. John Rescue. We can now broadcast call outs for emergencies via text messaging. When we are called out by 911 Control, Andi can text out an alert to all members at once. Members are then able to contact dispatch by text, phone, or radio to notify us that they are responding. Once again, St. John Rescue goes above and beyond to set a higher standard for rescue operations in the Virgin Islands. Of the 30 members, approximately 15 are active and respond to emergencies. Every active member is trained on a level with EMTs. We conduct four trainings per month, usually on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. We cover topics such as: patient assessment, environmental emer gencies, extrication, immobilization, rappelling, poisoning, CPR, heart related emergencies, stroke, etc. All our active responding members are given a trauma kit and an oxygen kit. So if you ever see one of our members responding to an emergency, he or she will usually be prepared to assess and treat the patient. Our last two training sessions were taught by Lee Singer, RN, CEN, TNCC, ENPC, ACLS, PALS. Lee is an emergency room nurse in Rhode Island. This is her second trip to the V.I. to train St. John Rescue members. This time, she concentrated on musculoskeletal emergencies and toxicology. Lee is an excellent instructor and provides us with plenty of infor mation and practical experiences. The electrical connections for our oxygen generator have been completed by electrician Chris Meyer. We are now ready for a representative from the manufacturer to install the generator on April 29 and then train us in its use and maintenance. St. John Rescue is still recruit ing. If you are interested in giving back to your community by becoming an active responder or a supporting member, please either visit our website www.stjohnrescue.org or call us at 693-7377(RESQ). We are in need of someone who can help us maintain our radio system, program radios, and install antennas for our emergency radio system. If you have skills in this group or just offering to help us as needed. Supporting members can maintenance on our building, radio communications, or other duties. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our organization or how you can help us provide quality medical services to the people of St. John. If you are unable to give us your time, please consider a donation. Currently, we maintain three vehicles and a 26-foot rescue boat, a building, and 30 members on onethird of the allotment given to St. Thomas Rescue or St. Croix Rescue. We also provide a service that neither of the other island rescue agencies provide. St. John Rescue serves as the coroner on St. John. We use our Rescue Two and Rescue Three vehicles to move deceased persons to the morgue at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. This service is provided by our responders at no cost to the taxpayer. However, we have to pay to register the vehicles we use to provide this service as well as for the fuel. than the annual funding allotment we receive from the V.I. government. We are extremely conservative with our spending. So please consider helping out any way possible. Tip of the month: If you come across someone who is not feeling well and thinks that they need medical attention, there are some steps you can take before EMS or Rescue arrives. Take what we call a SAMPLE history of the person by asking a few questions: S stands for Signs and Symptoms. Ask the patient what he or she is feeling then look for signs such as sweating, skin color and condition, overall appearance of the patient. A stands for Allergies. Ask the patient if he/she has any allergies. M stands for Medications. Is the patient taking any medications? P stands for Past History. Has this ever happened before or does the patient have a history of illnesses? L stands for Last Oral Intake. What food or drink has the patient taken in the past few hours? E stands for Events leading up to this incident. What was the patient doing just prior to this incident? Relaying all this information emergency medical responders will allow us to provide more effor precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsApril 15th to June 1, 2013 Two Locations! Red Hook and Yacht Haven Call 340-775-2303 to make an appointment James Pace Clayton, MD
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Sloop Jones vibrant and colorful shirts, dresses, and other wearable art have long embodied the beautiful and creative spirit of St. John. The East End artists wearable souvenirs have been brightening the closets and ensembles of untold numbers of island visitors and residents alike since 1986. Now, Sloop Jones, ne Terry McKoy, is giving guests the chance to play Sloop for a day with his Shirt of Art workshops. Students are invited to make themselves at home in McKoys studio, where hes amassed numerous paints, stencils, brushes, tools, they make their own creations. Sloop Jones art workshops got their start when McKoy hosted lessons for kids attending camp at the V.I. Environmental Resource Station. By December 2012, McKoy realized there was a demand for people to express their creativity, and to walk away with something that would always remind them of their time on St. John. The people who come to the workshops are not interested in buying clothes, said McKoy. Theyre interested in learning something. Over the past several months, McKoy has hosted everyone from large groups of friends to families to groups made up of people who didnt previously know one another. People get to know one another over this art activity, he said. The nicest thing that weve seen is parents and kids interacting over a project thats totally different than anything else theyd done in their lives. Even those who claim to have little to no creativity shops. The seminar begins with a lesson by McKoy himself, along with his helper Marcia, who boast 80 years worth of art experience between the two. Guests are taught about warm and cool colors, and are invited to mix colors and experiment on a banner usually a pillowcase which they are allowed to take home. Then, the t-shirt design begins. I like seeing people come in who say, I dont have a creative bone in my body, said McKoy. They walk away after three hours and they have this wonderful shirt that theyve made. Its a chance for somebody to get something out onto a medium theyve never used before. Sloop Jones Shirt of Art workshops have earned rave reviews from students. Sloop and Marcia are wonderful teachers and it was an honor to have the opportunity to learn from them both, said island visitor Mary Knysh. Sloop shared his vast knowledge and experience in a fun and engaging manner. I loved this workshop and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to discover their own artist within. After a busy and successful winter workshop schedule, McKoy plans to host summer workshops Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through July 2. Workshops are open to everyone age six and older. To sign up for a workshop or to or learn more information, visit www.sloopjones.com. St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 9 www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy Sloop Jones
10 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Recently, there was a series on the St. John Source regarding WAPAs net metering program. The articles talked about what will happen in the near future when the St. Thomas/St. John district has topped out at its allocated 10 megawatts of solar power for net metering. It looks like we may reach that cap within one and a half to two years if solar installations continue at their current pace. What then? The V.I. Legislature can possibly increase the amount of the cap, and/or WAPA could install batter ies in their system to help create a spinning reserve. A spinning reserve is a backup power system of batteries or generators that can instantaneously kick in if solar systems have clouds passing over them, thus eliminating the concern about a sudden drop in solar power production. WAPA could also start to implement a smart grid, whereby homes with solar would also have battery systems that would create a more stable grid and also be part of a spinning reserve. Another choice for homeowners would be to add solar panels and have a hybrid battery system that would use WAPA only to charge the batteries and have your home run totally off of batteries. This is not always the ideal solution, but it does work. I have been living off grid for more than 15 years, and the battery bank I run off of now is coming up on six years old. At a recent press conference, WAPA CEO Mr. Hugo Hodge stated that the high electrical rates in the Virgin Islands can be blamed that statement false and misleading. First, if the V.I. government were to pay its WAPA bills, our rates would drop by more than 30 percent. They are the culprits, not the net metering customers. However, I do agree with Mr. Hodge to a point. WAPAS Net Metering Agreement gives the net metering client a one-to-one return for the power they supply to WAPA. WAPA loses money at these rates. It costs WAPA 22 cents to produce a kilowatt of power. The other 28 cents charged to the customer are for line distribution, administrative expenses, and the added cost of the V.I. government NOT paying their bill. You see, WAPA could not survive if everyone went solar. We need to start working on a smart grid now and possibly do a tie-in tariff rate of purchasing power from solar clients. That is, WAPA would pay solar power producers a certain amount per kilowatt for the power they produce. Lets not wait until we are at the cap limit to talk about these issues lets start working on them now. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a thorized vendor. For more infor mation call Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at email@example.com. pounds of waste kept out of local landfills, and counting... Make spring cleaning protable! Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Gifft Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer StationGet ahead on next years tax bill by making a fully tax-deductible donation of new or gently used housewares or building materials to IGBAs ReSource Depot Keep cool this summer with energy-ecient ceiling fans. All fans are 25% o during April! $ale! For sales contact Dave Conroe (firstname.lastname@example.org) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (email@example.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 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Historical Society 2012-2013 President David Knight addresses the members of the society at the on Tuesday, April 9, at Noted V.I. Historian George Tyson delivered a presentation on Transfer Day, and a potluck dinner was enjoyed by all.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 11 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Sally is a very relaxed indoor/outdoor cat who loves attention and other cats. She was a villa cat living on handouts of guests, and has found her way to the ACC in hopes of a forever home. St. John Tradewinds Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands will be hosting ballroom dancing lessons beginning on Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. The classes will run for nine weeks, taking place each Friday through June 14. Adults are invited to learn the merengue, foxtrot, rumba, tango, swing, and the waltz. Gina Wellner, teaching artist for DCVI will teach the lessons in the grade students, using the Dulaine Method. It is important to note that anyone can learn how to dance. DCVI hopes the community can come together through dance while bringing more awareness to the Dancing Classrooms program. Donations are gladly accepted, and can be earmarked to support the program in St. John Schools. Advance sign-up is not necessary. Those inter ticipants do not need to bring a partner. By Dr. Elaine Campbell St. John Tradewinds The Wagapalooza committee for the Animal Care Centers annual spring fundraiser announces the show categories for the May 18 event. Wagapalooza, affectionately known as Waga, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the V.I. NaCruz Bay. Plans include a large tented area that will provide shade and protec tion from rain for attendees as well as dogs and their owners. Because of the new arrangement, no rain date is planned. Parking in the area will be plentiful. Many of the dog show cat egories will be similar to those of past years; however, a couple of changes will include new agil ity features. At half-time, a very special Parade of Paws will offer an opportunity for attending dogs (and their owners) who are not show contestants to participate in Waga. Non-competing dogs can be joined by their owners to march dollar donation to the ACC. All Parade of Paws participants will be awarded an ACC Wagapalooza ribbon. As in the past, there will be a Waga King and a Waga Queen chosen at the end of the evenings events. The King and Queen will be Best in Show winners. Other familiar categories will include Best Costume for which owners are to consider creativity in competing for the costume star of the group. Best Old Timer will also be a familiar competition in honor of the islands beloved canine elders. This category cel ebrates how gracefully some canine seniors manage to keep up their spirits and energy. The third familiar category will be Best Friend that replaces Best Puppy Love, because dogs of all ages can be a best friend. The judging will be based on the most convinc ing show of affection between dog and his or her human. Best Shelter Dog is a variation of Best Rescue Dog and it will include dogs adopted from the ACC shelter, or from any other shelter. As always, Best Junior Handler is for junior handlers 16 years old and under. The judges will be looking for good perfor mances of come, sit, stay, and shake. Best Adult Handler is for persons over 16 years and the judges will be looking for good performances for the same commands as at the junior level. Two brand-new show categories will be next in line. One will be a Short Agility Class featuring an obstacle course testing agility. This briefer category will feature smaller dogs or dogs newer to obstacle training. The Long Agility Class will include a series of nine to 10 obstacles. This longer course might best suit more experienced canines. As always, there will be a Best Trick category, inviting contestants to display the many forms in which doggie talent comes. Judges, whose names have not yet been announced, will be looking for the best freestyle trick. ACCs most beloved show cate gory is the Babe Award to honor the shelter dog who has most improved in spirit, health, and behavior over the past year. The choice of the most improved rescue dog has traditionally been judged by the staff and volunteers of the ACC shelter. Please attend and support the year-long hard work that ACC staff members, ACCs many faithful volunteers, general member ship donors to the Animal Care Center, and members of the ACC board have always given to better the lives of the islands homeless cats and dogs. All monies earned go directly to feeding, sheltering, and medicating St. Johns hungry, sick, abused, and suffering animals. Cost of entry tickets and where to purchase them will be announced shortly. Registration will begin soon, so be on the lookout for dates. Those wishing to visit the shelter in the meantime, please visit the staff and animals at the little Caribbean house located on the library road in Cruz Bay. The new shelter manager, Ryan Moore, is especially dedicated to having visitors and residents become part of the ACC family. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The shelter telephone number is 774-1625. For more details about Wagapalooza, call committee chairperson Sally Furlong, at 714-7867.
12 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 The Carolina Corral will host the Second Ever First Annual Donkey Softball Game on May 11 at 11 a.m. at the Coral Bay by a championship donkey softball game. The entry fee is $10 per adult; 12 and under enter free. Donkey softball players pay an additional $15 to play. Food and drink will be available, as well as childrens games. Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett is looking for restaurants and other local businesses to form teams of at least nine members each. Teams can be a mix of children or adults. Anyone interested in participating should contact Bartlett at 693-5778. Lessons on donkey handling will precede each game. Corral animals wish to thank everyone for their constant support. Everyone is encouraged to come out and be a part of this fun family day. Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Workshop focused on commu nity visioning Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31. The workshop will offer public meetings on the evenings of May 29 and May 31 as well as smaller group special purpose meetings during the days. The meeting times and places will be announced. All residents and property owners in Coral Bay are encouraged to participate in these community visioning sessions. Please mark those calendars. More information will be available soon. Volunteers are being sought to assist with the logistics. Anyone who would like to help with the workshop should call CBCC at 776-2099. Join Senator Jeanette Millin Young, her team of dedicated staff and women of St. John as the group strives to empower each other to be the best. The group will meet in Cruz Bay on Friday evening, May 3. For details call SJCF at 693-9410. The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill Schools Lower Campus. The guest speaker for April 21 is Charmian Redwood, who will speak on Awakening the Divine Presence and Releasing Selflimiting Beliefs. The cycle of separation and duality has now ended on the Earth, it is time to clear old beliefs that have been holding us in separation and embrace our own divinity. In this workshop, Redwood will combine the pure crystal sounds of singing bowls with guided imagery to help guests experience themselves as they really are, divine beings of immense power and beauty. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock, call 776-6332 in advance.
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Its name means view of the heavens, and its not Vista Cielo, a luxurious, fully air-conditioned three-bedroom villa located in the quiet gated community of Virgin Grand Estates, offers some of the best sunset views throughout the Caribbean. impressive about this home, said listing agent Karye Carney of Islandia Real Estate. A lovely landscaped walkway leads to a welcoming entry porch. Once the front door opens and the views unfold before you, the home continues to impress as you move through each room of this luxuriously appointed villa. The homes thoughtful design and top-notch construction is evident throughout its three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath, walk-in closet and private porch. The home is ideal for rental guests thanks to its versatile layout, which lends itself to maximum guest privacy. Love to cook? The Vista Cielo kitchen is the stuff of dreams, with granite counters, stainless steel professional appliances, and beautiful mahogany cabinetry. Framing that million-dollar sunset view are custom arched mahogany doors and windows, which open from the great room onto a sprawling covered that daily welcomes the suns warming rays. Vista Cielos design is a contemporary interpretation of classic Caribbean architecture. Modern comforts among the homes stylish setting of casual elegance offer a welcoming escape. Attention to detail is evident in the homes decor, which was professionally selected. For more information on Vista Cielo or to make an appointment to view the home, call Carney at (340) 513-1960. St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Co Million-dollar sunset views, a sunny pool verandah and custom arched mahogany doors to Show our Appreciationfor D r Jan! Thurs April 18 4-7pm at Skinny LegsBring a Thank You Letter/Note from Your Pet to Dr. Jan Health & Human Services Youth Development, Education, Sports & Recreation Environmental and Animal Welfare Community Enrichment, Arts, Culture & Humanities LocationBethany Moravian Church off Centerline behind the old Pastory Gardens Date/TimeThurs, April 18th 5:45 PMRSVP for light dinner to be providedIf you are an individual or organization that needs help with a project,we need your Wish List of Items needed, your list of Current Services ,your Calendar of meetings & activities for posting onthe St. John community calendar, and your Volunteer Needs & Opportunities We WILL walk away from each of the Impact Area Roundtables with SPECIFIC programs, services or projects that need assistance ...and we need your input and vote on what those priorities will be! For more details call, email or stop by!e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:www.sjcf.org YOU can have an IMPACT on the health and well-being of the St. John community now and for future generations!Community Impact Coalition & Join the ... Join a Community Impact Roundtable & Help Bring Solutions to St. John
14 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 The St. John School of the Arts would like to thank Jonte Samuel for coming home to St. John and giving a free concert for his community on March 22. His dedication and passion for music is so inspiring. SJSA would also like to thank our local professional musicians who came out and performed with Mr. Samuel: Eddie Bruce, Louis Taylor, Jerry Harris, Joe Ramsay, Vince Wallace, Lemuel Liburd, Willis Fahie, Mano Boyd, Harvey Werbel, Percy Sprauve and Shawn Sprauve. We also had many drumming students and the Gifft Hill School choir led by SJSAs choir director Shikima Jones. And thank you to those who came out, had fun and donated to Mr. Samuels college expense fund as well as SJSAs Sis Frank Scholarship Fund. Kim W ild, Executive Director St. John School of the Arts Thank you so much for your robust support of the Almost Annual Guy H. Benjamin School Flotilla fundraiser. How delighted I was to see such a large turnout from such diverse groups within our community. Parents, teachers, tourists, locals, young and younger were amply represented as we dined togeth much more! The setting rekindled charming images of former times on St. John. Such enthusiastic support for our small, but highly performing public school, certainly made this a memorable day for all involved in the planning of this event. Special recognition and appreciation are extended to: Coral Bay Yacht Club and Coral Bay Community Council Elliot and Silver Cloud Skinny Legs/Doug Bean St. John Printing/Lee Stanciauskas Jaime Elliott at St. John Tradewinds Lynda Lohr at St. John Source Connections Maho Bay Campgrounds Merchants Market Concordia Miss Lucys Island Blues Shipwreck Aqua Bistro Pickles in Paradise AJ and St. John Ice St. John Rescue Ernest Matthias and his team of lifeguards Captain Will Bill Willigerod Caribbean Groove Band Miss Vie Set up Crew Many! tents, tables, chairs, food GBS staff, especially Mrs. Mary Burks and Mrs. Claudine Daniels and the boats! Most Sincerely, Brenda Dalmida, Acting Principal, Guy H. Benjamin School This morning my short term rental guest, who is to Waterlemon Cay on my recommendation yester day, April 9, to snorkel with his wife. He told me the following story of his day there. While snorkeling, he saw a guide scuba diver with four scuba-newbies come into the area. While they were there, the dive guide watched while the diveerally creating damage to the reef. My guest hauled the guide to the surface and asked if he was a PADI diver and where he worked. The PADI diver would not disclose his employers name but got an earful from my guest about protecting the reef and educat ing his scuba-newbies. If I had the company name, I would be on the phone to the owner right now to encourage him to discuss this with his employees, but alas that is not possible. But, I do want to take a moment and reach out in this way in hopes of reaching the owners of all the dive and snorkel shops and businesses. It is to all our advantage to do all we can to protect our reefs and beaches and inform our guests of proper reef etiquette. When the day is done and the visitors have trampled the reefs completely due to lack of education and/or supervision, we will be left with empty businesses and years of desolate reefs before they are naturally restored to a level where they will once again attract visitors. Does my view seem a little melancholy and extreme? I dont think so. I can remember as a child when the Buck Island National Underwater Park opened off St. Croix. In those days the schools of reef high and 10 feet deep. It was an amazing sight that is no longer seen there. We have already lost that amaz ing show of raw nature at its best. Perhaps it is time to try to save what we have left here on St. John. I am in, are you? Sharon McKee
St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 15 It is wonderful news that St. John has been rated as the #2 island in the world by TripAdvisor. We who live here know how beautiful the island of St. John is and we are proud of this recognition. There is a bigger question here that needs to be answered and must be answered, in fact. How can we continue to allow the chaos to continue at the Cruz Bay V.I. Port Authority ferry dock year after year and not remedy this obviously criti cal public safety issue, which is exasperating to villa management businesses and those attempting to welcome and orientate arrivals (do we not know that this is the islands biggest tourism industry?) and guests alike? confusion. Many of us, for many years now, have attempted to remedy this situation and weve even come up with solutions to no avail or leadership from those supposedly in charge of our island. What kind of chaos does one see at the peak season arrivals boat times from 3 to 6 p.m.? A parked line of cars in the right hand lane waiting to meet those on the ferry and help with their luggage and constant confusion about the right way to adhere to the rules here. Often numerous taxi cab parking spots are vacant, yet if one pulls in here for a few minutes to get to the ferry with a villa meet sign, there is a good chance of being loudly and rudely yelled at. ers in the mix trying to get out with their new fares; people on the streets walking both ways with luggage ensuring that it is only a matter of time until someone with the hows of this situation and enforcing laws here that do not seem to apply (sometimes resulting in yelling at tourists who have no idea of where to go or what to do). You get the picture? This chaos lasts about a high-blood pressure 20 minutes then it begins again when the next ferry reaches. So what kind of negative impact does this have? Not a good one. I regularly hear new arrivals going to Coral Bay where I manage villas comment that the have every intention of staying out of Cruz Bay. Is this what we want? Does this business commu nity not contribute 5 percent to our government cofsions are in tact and guests want to open their wallet and spend money in our main town? Finally, the parking situation is resolved (how many years did that take?) however until this Cruz Bay port of entry is properly organized, we will not be showing our best as new guests arrive to our island. Is anybody out there listening? While considering this issue, how about someone work on a proper mooring area for day sails to bring guests in for the day to explore Cruz Bay again to open their wallets St. John? This is one of the only islands anywhere in the Caribbean that does not make these opportunities for businesses. Remember, our government is broke. So why are enues? Where is the leadership on St. John by those in power? What does it take to get some positive changes made to make St. John even better? Or will there have to be a serious accident at our ferry dock area before anything is done? I certainly hope not. Bonny Corbeil St. John Sportsmen, it is time that you stood up to the NRA and the gun manufacturers in the United States and tell them the guns that they are making and selling are hurting our country and the world. Multiple shootings in schools and in all areas of America are becoming a regular occurrence. A powerful Hunting Sportsmans Club could have a very positive impact if they started to work on a goal to create laws that only sportsmen and others that can continuously prove that they are capable of owning guns without doing damage to other people are allowed to have them. Too many nice people are getting killed because the gun manufacturers lobby, the NRA, is supported by sportsmen. You sportsmen have saved a lot of big animals from being saved because sportsmen like to shoot them or catch them. It has brought a lot of awareness to people markets, ivory hunters, bird excrement collectors, animals, like the way we coexist with white tail deer, salmon, elephants, and a lot of other species. Sportsmen, this is a great opportunity for you to have a very substantial positive impact on the people in our country and the world. Guns are getting into the wrong hands all over the world. There is getting to be too many of us to all have guns. There is no value in all Americans having guns except to those who make them. Sportsmen, it is time to stand up to the NRA. Sportsmen, if any of you take the welfare of anyone as an important issue, almost as important as try. We are making it so the world is less in danger of running out of game, more in danger of getting shot. Lets make it so our great grand kids can hunt and if too many nuts have guns, then everyone really will need one. Greg Miller
16 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 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 Dear EarthT alk: What is the theme of this years Earth Day festivities? J. W orden Austin, TX Organizers from Earth Day Network, the non-profit group dedicated to diversifying and mobilizing the environmental movement through planning and coordinating Earth Day activities and events around the world, have chosen The Face of Climate Change as the theme for 2013s celebration on April 22. According to the group, which works with 22,000 partners in 92 countries, more than a billion people will take part in Earth Day events this year. Leading up to April 22, EDN is collecting images of people, animals and places directly affected or threatened by climate change, as well as images of people stepping up to do something about it. Anyone can upload a relevant picture for inclu sion via EDNs website. Then on and around Earth Day itself, an interactive digital display of all the images will be shown at thousands of events around the world including next to federal government buildings in countries that produce the most carbon pollution. The resulting global mosaic display will also be available online including an embedded live twitter feed. The idea behind the theme is to personalize the challenge climate change presents by spreading the stories of those individuals, animals and places affected through imagery. Some of the images already part of the project include a man in the Maldives worried about relocat ing his family as sea levels rise, a polar bear in the melting arctic, a farmer in Kansas struggling to make ends meet as prolonged drought decimates crops, a tiger in Indias dwindling mangrove forests, a child in New Jersey who lost her home to Hurricane Sandy, an orangutan in Indonesian forests ravaged by bush and cyclones. EDN is also including many images of people doing their part to address climate change: green entre preneurs, community activists, clean tech engineers, and Average Joes and Josephines committed to living sustainably. Together, well highlight the solutions and showcase the collective power of individuals taking action across the world, reported EDN. In doing so, we hope to inspire our leaders to act and inspire ourselves change. For those looking to organize an Earth Day event locally this year, Earth Day Network provides a wide range of useful resources, including basic guides for organizing events at schools and universities, in libraries and within faith communities, as well as posters, reading lists and more. Teachers can also download Earth Day lesson plans and other curricula aids for their K-12 classrooms. Beyond Earth Day itself, EDN runs the Billion Acts of Green campaign throughout the year with the goal of getting billions of people to take action on behalf of the environment, whether through encour aging policymakers to consider sustainability initia tives, recycling e-waste, planting trees, going solar, and much more. So far the group has tallied over a billion individual acts of green and is working on its second billion now. Anyone can register their own acts of green via the Earth Day Network website at www.earthday.org. St. John Tradewinds Face of Climate Change theme.
St. John Tradewinds Department of Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett announced last week that a recall of frozen pizza from a New York-based company due to possible E. coli bacteria has been expanded to include several other products manufactured by the company. Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, which previously announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products expanded the recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant with Best By dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014. The production date range for these products is: Julian Dates 15821182 to 15823088. Symptoms of E. coli can include stomach cramps, vomiting and mild to severe diarrhea. People typicomplications including kidney failure. According to the CDC, E. coli can cause serious food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. In addition to the recall of frozen pizza, Farm Rich has also voluntarily recalled Mozzarella Bites, Mini Quesadillas, Philly Cheese Steaks, Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers and a variety of other frozen food products, explained the Food and Drug Administration in a released statement. Health Division will visit grocery stores and food distribution companies and will remove any of the recalled items found, according to Plaskett. We also urge residents to immediately destroy any of the recalled items that may possibly be in their possession, she said. The FDA noted that the Farm Rich Rich products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and select foodservice distribution customers and that while the company is unaware of any illnesses associated with the products included in the expanded recall, its unwavering safety commitment to its customers caused it to voluntarily recall a variety of products. of its distributors and customers who have received the products in question, and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected products, the FDA added. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 cases of E. coli bacteria Consumers who have purchased any of the products recalled and have questions should contact Consumer Relations at 1-888-220-5955 24 hours, seven-days per week, or visit www.farmrich.com.St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 17 St. John Tradewinds The USVI Department of Tourism invites Virgin Islands students to participate in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation Childrens Environmental Poster Competition. The goal of this years competition is to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students while educat ing the younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. The competition is divided into two categories: a junior division, for ages 12 and under; and a senior division, for ages 13-16. Each student must submit one poster and select a topic of their choice that promotes environmental awareness. Each poster must depict at least three ways in which his/her destination can make a difference in preserving the environment. To be eligible, each poster must be accompanied by a description of the work, in English, along with the title of the poster. schools from each category will receive cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. First place winners from each category along with his/her class will be invited to participate in a special recognition event organized by the Department of Tourism and the FCCA. For complete contest details, students can pick up a packet of May 1. For additional information, students on St. John should contact Francilia Williams at 776-6450.
18 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 FISHY FOLKSACROSS 1 Tanning lotion bottle abbr. 8 More savory 15 1998 Apple debut 20 Undiluted 28 Pear variety 29 Of a certain earth science 36 Silly 38 Thumbs-downs 41 Push-button bankers 44 19th-century chief justice 50 Just so 52 Above, poetically 53 Cigar residue 54 From Jan. 1 until now Colorado peak is named 62 Fall back 64 Irish coin 65 Really longs 74 Hearty hot dog topping 75 Hymns, e.g. 76 Appliance plug-in 77 Terrier type, informally 80 Classical guitarist and lutenist 85 Move quickly 86 104, to Ovid 91 1980-81 secretary of state 96 Setting of the Taj Mahal 97 Miatas and Millenias 99 Ireland, to its natives 102 In combat 110 Item-trading place 115 Vital artery 122 In a tie 123 Ill-fated ship 124 Philosopher David or 125 Stockholm loc. 126 Dried up 127 Doorways DOWN 1 Charge at 2 Old Toyota coupe 4 Hoses down 6 Coffee bean variety 9 With 93-Down, put on a clothesline 13 Wiesel with a Nobel 14 Western city on I-80 15 Perform plainsong Meadow 17 Divinely chosen 18 Hide 25 Chinese soup additive 30 Tart fruit 32 Views anew 33 Wilson of Heart 35 Nov. follower 39 Military hats 41 1980s video game systems 43 Press secretary under 45 Costello of comedy 51 Northeast toll road convenience -Air 60 Gershwin or Glass 61 Washington port city 66 Novelist Glyn 70 Contact lens brand 78 Revived 80 Singer Croce 81 Sch. in Manhattan 83 Seoul soldier 85 Sweltering weather spell 86 IRA choices 90 Huge hits 91 Aural pair 93 See 9-Down 95 Moving force 101 Mean stares 104 Drug cops 105 Summer, to Michel 106 Dinosaur sidekick in Nintendo games Indians, informally others 112 Toledo locale 113 Korda of tennis 118 Grain staple 119 Cell material
St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 19 Friday, April 5 8:28 a.m. A resident of Estate Enighed p/r her minor son was beaten with a belt by another minor (male) along with three other minor males that were present/took part in the incident. Simple assault. r/ she was involved in an auto accident in Cruz Bay, area of the taxi stand. Auto accident. 4:43 p.m. A resident of Power Boyd Estate c/r she wants the police to talk to her daughter in reference to her business. Police assistance. 7:02 p.m. A resident of St. John p/r that minors were throwing stones at him. Police assistance. Saturday, April 6 No time given A resident of Great Cruz Bay p/r someone struck him in the face with an unknown object. Assault in the third. 2:00 p.m. A citizen p/ at Jurgen Command and r/ that his minor son was bitten by a dog. Dog bite. 5:12 p.m. A citizen p/ at Jurgen Command r/ that his rental Jeep was damaged by another vehicle on the barge. Damage to vehicle. 11:49 p.m. A resident of Estate Enighed c/ via Central Dispatch to r/ he observed what appeared to be the butt of a gun on someones person. Brandishing and exhibiting a weapon. Sunday, April 7 10:13 p.m. A resident of Grunwald c/ via Central Dispatch to r/ that a male was creating a disturbance at the Parrot Club. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, April 8 3:17 a.m. A citizen c/ via Central Dispatch and r/ a male was pounding on the door of the DeCastro Clinic. Police assistance. T uesday, April 9 12:07 a.m. Central Dispatch r/ an intoxicated male at Castaways creating a disturbance. Police assistance. 1:54 p.m. A citizen c/r an unknown male threw a bottle after her in the area of Estate Bethany. Assault in the third. 2:25 p.m. A citizen p/r someone stole her bag while on Honeymoon Beach snorkeling. Grand larceny. 2:25 p.m. A citizen p/r someone stole her bag while on Honeymoon Beach snorkeling. Grand larceny. W ednesday, April 10 9:34 a.m. A citizen c/r someone cut the link chain to the FirstBank property in Cruz Bay. Destruction of property. 11:01 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in progress in the area of the Cruz Bay park. Police assistance. 2:01 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision on the North Shore Road, area of Maho Bay. Auto collision. Thursday, April 11 1:12 p.m. A citizen c/r a vagrant was begging her for money in the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace. 6:24 p.m. A citizen c/ requesting a health and welfare check on his business in Coral Bay. Police assistance. 10:15 p.m. A resident of Estate Pastory p/r her boyfriend came home drunk and began yelling at her. Disturbance of the peace, DV. Crime Stoppers recognizes that crime is a problem in our territory, and unless we the citizens do our part, we fear it is going to get worse. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to identify and arrest these criminals. St. John offense in the territory. Please help put a stop to this by providing us with the times and locations in this animal cruelty. The minimum reward for an arrest is $357. St. Thomas On Sunday, March 17, at 4:35 a.m., police received a call from a man reporting an attempted robbery in the area of Smith Bay. Upon arrival, police found the lifeless body of a black male on as 49-year-old Dave James. Two other men who were in a nearby vehicle were treated at the hospital for gunshot related injuries. They said they were shot by several unknown individuals. Tell us what you know about this crime. 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, and the stateside operators speak several languages. 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. St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh last week nominated Rodney Quer rard as Commissioner of the V.I. Police Department. During a news described Querrard as no stranger to the department, to the law enforcement community or even to my administration having served as police chief in the St. Thomas St. John district from 2007-2012. Querrard was tapped by the governor in January as assistant commissioner and on the day of his appointment, he was asked to assume the position of acting commissioner. His nomination was formally sent to the 30th Legisla ture last week, which triggered a Senate approval process. Querrard is a career Virgin Iswho joined the agency in 1987 and rose through the ranks of the department with assignments that included the patrol division and the Area Task Force, an assignment he held until becoming chief of police six years ago. Since assuming the commis sionership and with my full endorsement, he has begun a top to bottom assessment of the department, deJongh said. All aspects of the VIPD are currently under review: from the departments management team which includes the chiefs and deputy chiefs who are ment, to manpower deployment arms policies, to the departments continuing work to satisfy the cur rent federal consent decree, from the continued in-service training for members of the police force, to the use of federal resources to combat crime in the territory. The governor said that Quer rard has been empowered to make the changes that he believes are foremost, each and every mem ber of our community, as well as to provide for the well-being of tors who call on the shores of the Virgin Islands each day. Querrard expressed his appreci ation to the governor for consider ing him for the top VIPD position. When I was offered the position of Assistant Police Commissioner, I took into consideration the civilian staff of the VIPD and the many people who approached me during my brief retirement, venting concerns about the direction in which the department was going, Querrard said. I also took into consideration the fact that the Vir gin Islands is home and I have no intentions of leaving Tip #1: Keep your home secure while you are out enjoying carnival festivities. Make sure all windows and doors are locked. Leave some lights on and a television or radio at a moderate volume. Do not post on FaceBook that you will be away from home! Establish a Neighborhood Watch program. Your home should appear occupied at all times! Tip #2: Keep your vehicle safe during Carnival. Always park in well lit areas. Never leave your keys in the car and walk away from it. Always lock your door while driving and when the car is parked. Look in the front and back seats of your car before you get in. Do not leave personal items, bags or backpacks in plain sight; lock them in the trunk or glove compartment.VIPD CARNIVAL Safety TIPS
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com 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) 642-3263T uesday, April 16 Guy Benjamin Schools next Parent Teacher Organiza tion meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. Join the Virgin Islands Audubon Society for the last general meeting of the season on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 Marketplace. W ednesday, April 17 St. John Film Society will screen Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Thursday, April 18 Want to learn all about whats going on around St. John? Then mark those calendars for Thursday, April 18, when the Community IMPACT Team and St. John Community Foundation will host a dinner meeting at Bethany Moravian Church at 5:45 p.m. Danish students Lise ings on Rustenberg Plantation on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Maho Bay Camps restaurant. Friday, April 19 The Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner and movie night on Friday, April 19. Dinner, for $5, will be served at 6 p.m. and the movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 and Sunday, April 21 The St. John Singers will present two concerts to cele brate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John Concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday after noon, April 21, at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2 Sen. Donald Cole and the St. John Community Foundation are hosting a town hall meeting at the St. John Legislature Annex in Cruz Bay on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, a Spring Floral Spectacular will be on Satur day, May 11, at the St. Peter Greathouse. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at in Cruz Bay. Public Notice Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 581 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 1 of 1
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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 15-21, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Readers of the worlds leading websites and travel news outlets consistently give the U.S. Virgin Islands favorable recognition. Most recently, St. John ranked second among the top 10 islands in the world in TripAdvisors 2013 Travelers Choice Islands survey. In addition, Gayot.com listed Caneel Bay, St. John among its Top 10 Caribbean Resorts and CNN.com placed Trunk Bay ahead of the pack on its round-up feature of Beaches Wed Like to be Lounging on, thanks to one readers photo submission. We are very proud to receive these recent accolades which help to keep the destination top-of-mind among travel professionals and the traveling public, said Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly media have placed in our territory, and along with our partners will continue striving to create memorable vacation experiences for our visitors to enjoy. These favorable rankings from TripAdvisor, Gayot.com and CNN. com are just a sample of the honors received by the U.S. Virgin Islands in recent months. These include: 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Islands: St. John recognized as one of top 10 islands around the world, based entirely on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers on TripAdvisor the worlds largest travel website. In total, more than 100 winning islands were named across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Gayot.com 2013 Top 10 Caribbean Resorts: Caneel Bay named one of the top 10 Caribbean resorts by Gayot.com, a news and culture-fo cused website that provides the latest updates on food, wine and travel. CNN.coms Beaches Wed Like to be Lounging on (2013): CNN.com asked its readers to submit photos of their favorite beaches from around the world for its Beaches Wed Like to be Lounging on feature. Trunk Bay, St. John took the top spot after Michele Kontaxes Nauroc submitted her photo of the beach where she got married. Nauroc and her spouse celebrate their anniversary with regular return trips to the island. Travel + Leisures 2013 Best Beaches Survey: Turtle Beach on Buck Island, St. Croix (best for seclusion), Magens Bay, St. Thomas (best for families), and Trunk Bay, St. John (best for wildlife viewing) are featured prominently in this leading travel magazines inaugural Best Beaches list. Cond Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2012: St. John named among top 10 Islands in the Caribbean and Atlantic for its natural beauArthur Frommers 10 Favorite Travel Spots for 2012: The esteemed travel writer, publisher and founder of Arthur Frommers Budget Travel named St. John on his list of his 10 favorite places to visit in 2012, which he shared with media in advance of the 2012 Los Angeles Times Travel Show. Lonely Planet Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2012: Thanks to its affordable access and the distinct attributes of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world ranked the U.S. Virgin Islands as the top choice for an American getaway in 2012. Travel + Leisures Best Secret Beaches on Earth 2012: Lameshure Bay Beach, St. John is recognized for its proximity to rental villas, ecotents and the luxuries of Caneel Bay while offering travelers a hidden beach experience with stunning vistas.