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JESS Elementary Basketball Team Wins Final ChampionshipPage 6Chef Kim Serves Up Tasty Sushi at Caneel BayPage 9Myrah Keating Celebrates 30 Years of ServicePage 5 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: email@example.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 May 20-26, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Recent Rains Worsen Weakened Centerline RoadRecent heavy rains brought down a new section of the already eroding area of Centerline Road near the Upper Carolina STORY AND ADDTIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGE 3. Centerline Road Crumbling
EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott email@example.com 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 (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING email@example.com 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, May 20-26, 2013 ing of the year will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. Family Beach Day. The beach day is being planned for Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawksnest Beach. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to the beach for games and a cookout. Parents are encouraged to not drop their children off for the party, but to join in the fun.Next GBS PTO Meeting Set for May 21 The development of a comprehensive recycling program on St. John has never fully come to fruition, despite interest from many island residents. Join the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program on Thursday, May 30, at the GHS Upper Campus atrium to see how community members can help bring recycling to St. John. A presentation entitled Recycle What, Where? will feature a panel of community activists discussing which recycling activities are ongoing aluminum can recycling and composting and which efforts are gathering steam, like plastic bailing, glass crushing, and others. Panelists will also discuss the best path moving forward, and share with community members how they can be a part of the solution. A potluck dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will precede the panel discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share to join the potluck. 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.May 30th Green Thursday To Focus on Recycle What, Where? Bethany Moravian Churchs Christian Education Committee is hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, May 24, at the Bethany Moravian Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. The public is invited to watch a screening of The Help, which tells the story of an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, who decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.Moravian Church Movie Night May 24St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects community-focused Sustainable Design Team Workshop in Coral Bay Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31. There will be a public assembly on Wednesday evening, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Coral Bay basketball court. If it rains that evening, the meeting will meet in room six of Guy Benjamin School. After a tour of Coral Bay, and some small special purpose meet ings, the AIA Design Team will work together for two days to create a vision for Coral Bay, addressing issues such as appropriate development and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. The AIA Design Team will make a presentation to the community for nal report is written. The community presentation will be on Friday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. Concordia Eco-resorts pavilion. All residents and property owners in Coral Bay are strongly encouraged to participate in these two community visioning sessions. Volunteers are being sought to assist with the logistics. Please call CBCC at 776-2099 to help make this a great event.CBCC AIA Sustainable Design W orkshop Kicks Off May 29 to help at the 10th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 26. All volunteers will receive a free hat, T-shirt and a meal at the after party/awards ceremony at Oppenheimer Beach. Anyone inVolunteers Sought for Power Swim The Coral Bay Community Council has been awarded a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This grant is bringing a group of experts to St. John from May 29 -31 to work with residents, public officials & community leaders, to create a vision for Coral Bay, addressing issues such as appropriate development and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. The AIA Sustainable Design Team : Harris Steinberg, FAIA Community Vision Planning Megan Elper Wood Eco tourism Roland Anglin Community Development Tom Von Schrader Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure Diane Jones Design & Landscape Joel Mills Director, AIA Center for Communities by Design Erin Simmons Director, AIA Design Assistance Community Vision Workshop in Coral Bay May 29 to 31, 2013 Wednesday, May 29th, 5:30 social, 6:00 start sharp! Public Forum: What do you want for Coral Bays Future? Share your ideas in this forum Coral Bay Basketball Court (Rain: Guy H. Benjamin School, Rm. 6) Friday, May 31st, 7 to 9 pm: Presentation: AIA Team Draft Vision Plan: Coral Bays Future Discussion Concordia Eco Resort Pavilion Free Rides from Triangle and along Southside to Concordias lower road...call 776 2099 by Thurs. 5/30. Coral Bay includes all the neighborhoods east of the Park: Bordeaux, East End, Carolina, Mandahl, Mamey Peak, Eden, Little Plantation, Spring Garden, Calabash Boom, Hard Labor, the rest in between! Join us in planning the future of our beautiful community for those who love Coral Bay! Here are more ways to share your ideas for Coral Bays Future: Before May 29th ; Write down your ideas and drop in Comment Boxes at Connections East & Keep Me Posted, or mail to CBCC, 9901 Emmaus, St John, VI 00830 Fill out a Survey form available at above locations and by going to the CBCC website Use the CBCC on line discussion Forum : Click on lower left CBCC Forum on CBCC website Small group topic meetings : Call CBCC office to participate 7762099 Want to know more? CBCC Website: www.CoralBayCommunityCouncil.org See local newspapers, call or drop by CBCC Office Across from Coral Bay Fire Station 776 2099 Volunteers wanted for recycling pilot project. Call 779-4800 for details. Ask for Patti.Recycling Project Needs Volunteers
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Heavy rains on Friday, May 10, tory, but the force of the rain just might have caused the worst damage on St. John. A section of Centerline Road near the Upper Carolina subdivision turnoff has been deteriorat ing since the fall of 2010, when Tropical Storm Ottos deluge undermined the already eroding roadbed. More than two and a half years later, Department of Public Works has done no work on the area and each heavy rain only erodes the area more and more. Such was the case on Friday night, May 10, when a large section of asphalt crumbled away, further undermin ing the sole road into and out of Coral Bay. St. John residents driving past the area last week were warned of the growing danger by a new and larger bright orange barrier which was placed in the damaged road section, joining several orange cones which were placed in the area in 2010. The placing of the orange cones and new barriers is only action area, and residents should not expect to see any additional improve ments to the road before mid-August at the earliest, explained DPW Commissioner Darryl Smalls. The commissioner blamed the more than two years it has taken roads on St. John on the lengthy process of applying for Federal Highway funds. That road is slated for repairs and it has been slated for repairs, Smalls said in a telephone inter view with St. John Tradewinds. The whole process has been taking a long time. While DPW did win emergency funds last year from the Federal Highway Administration for road department was forced to resubmit its application, Smalls explained. We received the funding, but plans had to be developed, he said. We had to the archaeological studies and environmental studies and weve gotten over all those hurdles now. But the original funding was to be for one project. It was disaster relief for three projects on St. John and one on St. Thomas all under one bid package, said Smalls. We had to resubmit those projects separately. We had to have four separate bid packages and now those have been developed and have been sent. We are now waiting for the concurrent from Federal Highway, said the DPW Commissioner. Smalls expects to receive that way Administration by the end of May, he added. I anticipate that concurrent from Federal Highway by next week, said Smalls. Once I receive that, then we can publicly advertise these projects. That will take about 30 days and then were talking anywhere from 60 to 90 days to get those bids in from contractors. Realistically, were expecting the work to get started in about three months, Smalls said. If that timeline proves true, work on Centerline Road will not even start until mid-August at the earli est. Any delay in Smalls projected timeline could push the roadwork back to September which is the height of hurricane season. While Smalls did not have details of the scope of work for the three separate road projects on St. John, two of those projects are on Centerline Road and one is on Fish Bay Road. Once the bid solicita be able to tackle all three of those projects at the same time, Smalls added. Once everything is ready, well try to get them all going simultane ously, he said. DPW issued a prepared state ment last week reassuring the residents of St. John that the department is aware of the road problems. Residents on the East End of St. John should know that we understand the challenges posed by moving hastily now on a major road construction project, Smalls said in the DPW press release issued by Government House last week. That sentiment, however, did little to ease residents fears, especially as Hurricane Season 2013, and the promise of more rain, approaches. Its been more than two years since the road had been damaged and its just getting worse and worse, said one St. John resident who asked to not be named. I cringe each time I drive by there. Its scary. St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 3 Thursday, May 23rdINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Cryptoquip ...........................16 Island Green Living .............15 Letters .................................14 On the Market .....................13 To Your Health ....................17Recent Rains Worsen Weakened Centerline Road St. John Tradewinds News Photos
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds ed National Police Week last week with events across the territory. dents at Elaine I. Sprauve Library during story hour, hosted an open house at Leander Jurgen Command and thrilled Julius E. Sprauve School students with demonstrations by the K-9, Crime Prevention and Bomb Disposal Units. Students gathered on the rear balconies of JESS on Tuesday morning, May 14, and demonstrated obedience and speciality skills. With commands being called out by partner Dan the Man with the Plan, passed K-9 partner Ingor through the U.S. Police Canine Academys standard test. Ingor expertly showed his obedience through false start, re-start and even handless commands. partner Aris, showed how adept the dogs are unteer had hidden a fake package of drugs, Aris sniffed out the parcel within a few seconds. The unit also demonstrated how quickly the dogs can get out of a VIPD vehicle how the animals hold onto a suspect withcommand to release. explained to students how a bomb can look like anything. If you see anything suspicious at all, dont touch it, Rhymer said. Call your teacher and have them call 911 so we can come and deal with it. You never know what a bomb is going to look like. Rhymer showed the students what ofexplosive devise, all 40 pounds of the uniform. We keep a cool suit on underneath Rhymer said. But we still try to keep these on for only 15 minutes at a time. also had a Total Containment Vehicle on hand, which they use to detonate an explosive. Students got to see how the vessel opens and closes and is able to contain explosives. After watching some impressive demonstrations by the department the students were thrilled when VIPD Mascot Darren the Lion stopped by to say hello. Working with VIPDs Crime Prevention Unit to remind students to say no to drugs and stay in school, Darren the Lion posed for pictures with several students and JESS Following the morning demonstration, Counsellor Ashton Hendricks with gifts for the students and a promise to return with the popular K-9 Unit.4 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 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 Love Citys Finest Celebrate National Police Week St. John Tradewinds Lindquist and Donastorg, celebrated National Police Week A GREEN THURSD A YS SEMIN A R, PA R T OF T HE ISL A ND SUS TA INA BILI T Y SERIES The Island Green Building Association and Git Hill Schools EARTH program present:A panel discussion on developing recycling programs on St. John Please bring a dish to share to this potluck event, Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. Git Hill School Upper Campus atriumRecycle What, Where? Keep those donations coming! We accept new and gently used building materials, home decor items, and more.Need a new roof?This just in: 1,300 sq. ft. of standing seam roong with fasteners, only $3 per sq. ft.!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center opened its doors to St. John patients in 1983 and Eddie Bruce was among those who helped celebrate by providing live music. On Thursday morning, May 16, Bruce was on hand once again, this time with fellow musicians ering, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of MKSCHC. With several tents erected in the health center parking lot to provide shade, MKSCHC staff took the extra mile to help patients and also handed out Years of Service and 30 years. Behind the success of any great people who make it work, said Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Bernard Wheatley. While celebrating MKSCHCs 30 years of dedicated service to the St. John community, Wheatley looked ahead while sharing remarks with the crowd. Not only are we here to cele brate 30 years but to look forward to the next 30 years, too, said Wheatley. We are only as strong as we are united. With help from Schneider Regional Medical Center COO Angela Rennalls-Atkinson, Dr. Joseph DeJames awarded Chris Roddy and Sharelle Francis with of service. Bernard Richardson, Deborah Emmette and Keiva Rogers were honored for 10 years of service while Murray Jacobs and Christopher Powell, who is retiring this year, were honored for being 30 year veterans of the MKSCHC. also took time to honor employees from the receptionist to security staff and night shift nurses, who all contribute to the success of the facility. A special honor was bestowed upon Chris Roddy whose co-workers voted her Employee of the Year for the entire Schneider Regional Medical Center. In addition to DeJames and Wheatley, MKSCHC Nurse EmSt. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 5 CEO Dr. Bernard Wheatley Happy Holidays! Errol A. James, M.D. 9602 Estate Thomas, Suite 4A, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGER Y Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision; so is selecting your plastic surgeon. Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or use the title Dr. Errol A. James is fully trained plastic reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Specializing In: St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 18 Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Makes 30 Y ears
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds On Saturday, May 11, Julius E. Sprauve Schools elementary boys basketball team wrapped up a per fect season by winning the Virgin Islands Territorial Championship. With a perfect season on the line, and having already earned the title of St. Thomas/St. John District Champion, the JESS basketball team beat the undefeated St. Croix District champion team from Claude O. Markoe in two games. The JESS Seagulls, under the direction of coach Clarence Stephenson, were led by Shukoi Sprauve, who was named the championship game MVP. Shukoi Sprauve scored 27 points and posted 10 reementary school basketball team, who made it to the The group continues to improve and the commu nity can only expect more championships to come, explained Coach Stephenson, who has been coaching youth basketball on St. John for six years and been helming the JESS team for one year. before that the Guy Benjamin School team I coached won the district championship, said Stephenson. Well be back next year for sure. We have a great program going and the girls and boys teams are going to be great next year. All this basketball success on St. John comes despite the lack of a functioning full court on which to practice. The Pine Peace basketball court, which ofexpected to open for several months. In the meantime, the JESS student athletes have been practicing on the Estate Adrian half-court, but Stephenson added. They cant wait for the new court, he said. The kids are really excited. JESS Elementary Basketball Coach Stephenson, JESS Athletic Director Lea Richmond and school principal Dionne Wells are extremely proud of these student athletes, who played hard all year! Congratulations JESS!!! 6 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 JESS Elementary Basketball T eam W ins T erritorial ChampionshipSt. John Tradewinds (T op left to right) (Bottom left to right) 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 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Mantra www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook
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8 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 Carolina Corral Unveils Adopt a Donkey Campaign 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 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Carolina Corral take care of all its donkeys.By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the Saturday, May 11, Second Ever Donkey Softball game small crowd who enjoyed donkey rides and games, Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett remains in While running her business is for island donkeys in need. Whether they have been hit by a car or broken a leg, its Bartletts phone which rings when a donkey on St. John needs assistance. When I get a local call early in the morning, it usually means Im heading out looking for an injured donkey, said Bartlett. Although Bartlett always responds to donkeys in need, shes having trouble keeping them all fed. A lot of these donkeys are too young or just cant be used for rides, said the Carolina Corral owner. But they all eat and that adds up. And thats even before any medical treatment or needs. To help offset those costs, Bar tlett is offering an Adopt a Donkey campaign where residents can donate about $90 a month to make sure all those hungry mouths get the food they need. Bartlett can also use volunteers to help clean and feed the animals, she added. For more information or to adopt a donkey from Carolina Cor ral, call Bartlett at 693-5778. St. John Tradewinds All three island yacht clubs Coral Bay Yacht Club, St. John Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht Club join forces each year to host the Commodores Cup Regatta. This years regatta was rescheduled due to rain and was hosted on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, in Coral Bay. Despite the light winds, about 13 vessels took part in the regatta and in the end, sailing program, the Commodores Cup features three different classes of competition, Racing A, Racing B and Pursuit. Before a Commodores Cup winner can be named, however, the captain of the winning vessel in each class must face off against each other in a Laser sail-off. This year the Laser sail-off featured the captains of Zephyr, which won the Pursuit class, Trinka, which won Racing B and Southbound, which won Racing A. While the regatta itself saw a Trinka captain Thatcher Lord just about as soon as he got into the vessel. Congratulations Thatcher and to all racers!OVERALL WINNER Thatcher Lord on Trinka Southbound Inspiration Kiote Trinka Ocean Wave Reality Switch Romp PURSUIT Zephyr Southern Breeze VagabondIslander Thatcher Lord Wins 14th Annual Commodores Cup
St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 9 Continued on Page 18 Chef Kim Serves Up Seriously Tasty Sushi at Caneel Bay ResortBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Not many experiences on Love City make one think theyre on the island of Manhattan instead of St. John. But the sushi kitchen at Caneel Bay Resort just might make you pause and question if in fact youre in a swanky Manhattan Japanese restaurant for a moment. Yes, its that good. Chef James Kim opened the resorts new sushi kitchen, located adjacent to Caneels popular lunch bar and grill area, in November 2012. Kim brought more than 27 years of experience as a sushi chef to the luxury resort. After learning the ropes at culinary school in his native Japan, Kim worked in NYC for 10 years before opening his own restaurants in the Virginia Beach area. The chef operated two popular restaurants in the Virginia Beach area for more than 15 years. Dur ing that time he won numerous awards, including sushi chef of the year for several years and best sushi restaurant. Kim also worked as a sushi chef instructor at Johnson and Wales Universitys Maryland campus. Kim sold those restaurants last year and moved to St. John to head up Caneels sushi kitchen. Since opening in November, the chef has been wowing island residents and Caneel guests alike with his expert knife skills and inventive specialty rolls. Hes also been training sous chefs Dario, Alaine and Shamoy who have lately impressed even the teacher. Ive been training my helpers since last November, said Kim. Everyone is doing a very good job. They are making great rice and showing knife skills. Those skills are evident in each expertly prepared roll from the resorts impressive sushi menu. While there are traditional nigiri and sashimi options available, choose from an assortment of mahi and fresh water eel, diners wont want to miss trying one of cialty rolls. Begin the meal with red tuna poke, fresh tuna marinated in gar lic, onion and lemon juice and served with pine nuts and a seven vors of the fresh salmon and mango roll, served with cucumber and avocado, wrapped in sliced salmon and served with a wasabi and vinegar sauce. Kims ceviche, brimming with FSB0 $649,000 SPECTACULAR VIEW INNSTEAD 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; firstname.lastname@example.org and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PRICE REDUCED The Volcano roll is a popular option. St. John Tradewinds hours.
10 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 Rain and The Guardian.St. John Tradewinds News The islands premier magazine. St. John Tradewinds St. John Film Society will feature a Spotlight on Family, an eveand their parents, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Bahamas, Rain depicts the empowerment of a fourteen-year-old about her home life. The 85-minstory of Rains move to city life and living with her mother for the from Guadeloupe, The Guardian captures the importance of oral history passed from elders to youth in the Caribbean diaspora, even today. We are very excited about the Spotlight on Family night at Cases by the Sea, said Andrea Leland, Director of SJFS. Although SJFS has a solid reputation in the around we are mixing it up a bit by offering two powerful dramas featuring young protagonists for and about teens. season from the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase before we said Leland. Be sure not to miss them. This year St. John Film Society was one of a select few Caribbean Annual Traveling Caribbean Film the Caribbean diaspora. SJFS continues on June 4 at St. John School of the Arts with Marley, the latest documentary by Kevin MacDonald about the reggae legend, and on June 19 at Cases by the Sea with End of the Line, a documentary about comThe Travelling Caribbean Film ducers and directors from around the Caribbean. Sponsored regionally by UNESCO and supported by ICAIC in collaboration with the Caribbean Community, the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase brings together the works of countries including the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, are subtitled when not in English. This fourth edition, dedicated to the Caribbean Diaspora, includes culture, and the history of the Caribbean. tion and documentaries, reveal the realities and challenges of Caribbean emigrants in the region and the greater Diaspora, and promote Caribbean cultural identity. St. John Film Society is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vir gin Island Council on the Arts.St. John Film Society Screening Films for Teens May 22 at Cases by the Sea www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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!
St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 11 Take a trip around the world with Each week, we will explore the customs and traditions of one of the seven continents through music, dance, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, reading and creative play. Campers will also have the opportunity to use technology each day, and we will visit Trunk Bay for swimming every Wednesday! June 24th June 28th North America July 1 July 5 Celebrate St. John! July 8 July 12 South America July 15 July 19 Africa July 22 July 26t Europe July 29 August 2 Asia August 5 August 9 Australia August 12 August 16 Antarctica Registration Information Camp Barracuda is open to children ages 3 11. Camp hours are 9AM 4PM. Registration fee of $10 (nonrefundable) Cost: $225/week (10% discount for each additional child). Payment is due on or before the Monday of each week. Payment for the first session is due June 10. Aftercare is available until 5PM for $50/week. Children should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle every day. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Trunk Bay on Wednesdays. All children must have a completed medical form to attend camp. Scholarships are available! Please call the Development Office at 340 776 1730. St. John Tradewinds Friends of VI National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is Sunday, May 26. Registration is still open, but is ing fast. Anyone who is interested in swimming, should register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration fees are $50 for adults and $25 for those under 18. Register on-line at www. friendsvinp.org/swim or by phone at (340) 779-4940. Or register in person at the Friends of the Park and Coral Bay, at Caribbean Surf Co. in Red Hook or Havensight on St. Thomas, and at SCUBA in Christiansted on St. Croix. Late registration, for $75 for adults and $50 for those under 18, will also be available at the prerace meeting on Saturday evening, May 25, at Cinnamon Bay Campground, if space is still available. There will be absolutely no registration on race day. To prepare for the race please visit www.friendsvinp.org/swim and review the sections on: the race information; competition rules; and, course description. Pre-race Meeting Saturday, May 25 A pre-race meeting will be at Cinnamon Bay Campground starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, (the day before the race) in the restaurant pavilion. While attendance at the pre-race meeting is not mandatory, all swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend, competitors. At the pre-race meeting swimmers will do their preliminary check in and receive their T-shirt and goodie bag. This will be followed, at about 4:15 p.m., by a tion rules and description of the course. While there will be a short ing on race day, it will not be as race meeting. Again, the Power Swim has several navigational challenges and swimmers are strongly advised to review the competition rules and course description at www. friendsvinp.org/swim prior to the race. This is especially important for those swimmers who will not attend the pre-race meeting. Event/distance Changes Swimmers can change the event/ distance for which they signed up before 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, by phone only at (340) 779-4940. No changes are permitted after this deadline. Anyone who wants to change their event, should notify Friends as soon as possible. Race Start The race will start at about 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, May 26. Check-in on the beach will begin at 6:45 a.m. and swimmers are encouraged to get to the start as early as possible to help ensure a timely a.m. so all swimmers should be checked in, numbered and ready to start by then. T ransportation to/from Maho Bay and Between Race Venues Swimmers and spectators coming from St. Thomas must take the Red Hook ferry that departs Red Hook at 6:30 a.m. Later fer ries will arrive too late. This is the only ferry that will be met by event shuttles. Swimmers and spectators on St. John are advised to park either in able at the NPS Maintenance Division parking lot) or at Hawksnest Bay and take advantage of the free shuttle service to get to Maho and between race venues. Complimentary shuttles will a.m. and the last one will depart at about 6:50 a.m. (or after the arrival of the Red Hook ferry, whichever is later). All shuttles will all start at the stop at the NPS Maintenance yard (parking available) near Mongoose Junction, Hawksnest beach (parking available), Cinnamon Bay (please be on the road) and on to Maho Bay. down anywhere along the route, but please be on the main road. The shuttles will not enter Caneel, Hawksnest, Trunk, or Cinnamon parking areas. Please note that the about 6:50 a.m. Shuttles will also run between 10th Annual Friends of VINP Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Is May 26all race venues and is for use by all swimmers and spectators. They will also run between Hawksnest and Oppenheimer for the beach party and award ceremony. Shuttles will periodically run back to Bay and after the beach party. For those swimmers who will be parking a car at one of the race venues please note that parking regulations are strictly enforced in the park. Please park responsibly to avoid getting a ticket. Beach Party and Awards Ceremony A Beach BBQ and Awards Cer emony will be at Oppenheimer Beach following the Beach-toBeach Power Swim. The beach BBQ will start at around 11 a.m. and the Awards Ceremony will start at about noon. Continued on Page 19
12 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013 on Thursday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Commencement Speaker will be Artist, Teacher and Activist La Vaughn Belle. Reception to follow. Please call (340) 776-1730 for more information.Gifft Hill School Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony Set for June 13 on Trayser Field at the Upper CampusThe Coral Bay Community Council last week announced a community visioning survey to begin the process of thinking about a vision for Coral Bays future as the group gears up for the AIA Community Vision Workshop May 29 to 31. The goal is to involve everyone who lives, does business or owns the survey. There are only 11 questions, so it wont take long. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coralbay or access the survey at www.CoralBayCommunityCouncil.org. Hard copies or Keep Me Posted. Surveys are also being mailed to about 200 local residents, along with announcements about the AIA public forums. Residents can also share their ideas for Coral Bays future by writing them down and dropping them in comment boxes located at Connections East and Keep Me Posted. Or mail those ideas to CBCC, 9901 Emmaus, St John, VI 00830.CBCC Wants To Hear from ResidentsThe Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the great room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest for May 26 is Nana Hendricks who will speak on, The Dream Matrix. The human plane of consciousness exists within a matrix of energy, which provides the illusion of this world. Hendricks has traveled in and out of the matrix and gained incredible insights as to how everyone can expand beyond the illusionary world. She is excited to share what she has learned, how everyone can they carry in the matrix and create the world of their dreams. ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance. Bethany Moravian Fun Day Is May 27The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now available for the 2013-2014 school year. This years renewable $2,500 annual award is offered to a quali fying St. John female whose family or self has resided on St. John accredited college or university. (776-6922) or Coral Bay or by contacting the Rutniks at 693-8069. The deadline for submission is May 25. Notice will be given on or before June 7. Applications are also available at Gifft Hill School or by calling Beth Knight at 776-6595 or Beth Jones at 776-1730. An annual scholarship is also being offered to a new student attending Pre-K through 3rd grade at Gifft Hill School. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community for their continued support of this Scholar ship fund established in 1997 in memory of their daughter, Ruby Rutnik. Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship Applications Now AvailableBethany Moravian Church is hosting a Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the V.I. The whole family is invited to come out for a day of fun and games. Food and drinks will be available as well.Nana Hendricks Speaks May 26 to UU
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With sweeping views of Ram Head, Bordeaux Mountain and the tranquil Caribbean Sea stretching peace and tranquility youre looking for at Whale Watch Villa. Located in Estate Hansen Bay, the two bedroom, two and a half bath Whale Watch Villa is for sale for $1.225 million, explained Holiday Homes broker associate Jan Courlas. Perched one parcel above the waterfront on the quiet East End of St. John, the home affords privacy and stunning views, explained Courlas. Whale Watch is located in Estate Hansen Bay near the end of the road or the end of the last road on the islands East End, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. The whales really do come here to play. While Whale Watch Villa is not a waterfront property, one can still hear the sound of waves breaking on the nearby shoreline, Courlas added. The buyer for this home will love the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the beach below, she said. While the home is not a waterfront property, it is one parcel above the water and enjoys a large view to Ram Head, Bordeaux Mountain and out to sea. Nestled on a gently sloping, full half-acre parcel, Whale Watch Villa boasts a grassy side yard and easy access to the main level. With wrap-around porches, there is plenty of space to stretch out and soak up those views. A great aspect of Whale Watch Villa is the gentle lay of the parcel with all that youll need, said Courlas. room with high ceilings and sever al sliding doors, which open to the decks and view. A half bath is located off the shared living space. A master suite is located on the main level and boasts an en suite bath with an outdoor shower as well as native stone details. Walk downstairs at Whale Watch with its own private entry. The downstairs level, which has private entry, is a full apartment, Courlas said. An expansive deck is also found on the lower level and affords a beautiful view as well, the Holiday Homes broker associate added. With stunning views and Caribbean charm, Whale Watch Villa offers a perfect tropical getaway. The buyer of this home will appreciate the East Ends quiet nature, waterfront access through the commonly owned neighborhood and moonrises, said Courlas. For more information on Whale Watch Villa call Courlas at Holiday Homes at 776-6776 or on her cell at (340) 643-5102. St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 13 Enjoy Sweeping Views and Peaceful Tranquility at Whale Watch Villa St. John Tradewinds Whale Watch Villa offers level, at right top, and the perfect vantage point stunning view, above.
Dear Coral Bay Residents, Please attend the CBCC community meeting at the basketball court, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 29 (put it on your calendar or phone reminder now!). There are members of CBCC who are developers and non-residents of Coral Bay who may plan a very commercial vision of Coral Bay without your input if you dont attend. Their plan may look more like St. I personally prefer the Jost Van Dyke approach to increasing economic tourism in Coral Bay. Foxy established the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society and managed to save Jost with the slogan, Save Jost Van Dyke, Eat a Developer. With the simple approach of a mooring and anJost from commercial over-development and have preserved the bucolic culture of their island. Jost has business (both sail and motor) without disturbing the quiet, laid back character of their island which everyone loves. There arent many Coral Bays left in the world due to greed and over-development, so lets try to learn from the Jost Van Dyke model. If the Coral Bay community does want a marina, it only makes sense that it be on the church side of the bay which is more protected from hurricane force winds and storm surge. As Senator Barshinger stated, it would be stupid to put a marina on the west side of the bay. Please show up and express your opinion so non Coral Bay residents voices wont be louder than yours! Respectfully Submitted, Robin Gallup14 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 23rd Letters To St. John TradewindsSEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.orgMembers of the Coral Bay Yacht Club, St. John Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht Club thank everyone who supported the 14th Annual Commodores Cup in Coral Bay May 11 and 12. Special thanks to Wild Ting for participating Saturday. Thanks to Budget Marine, Skinny Legs, Offshore Marine, Grande Bay, Kiote Sails, St. John Hardware, Shipwreck Landing, Chelsea Drugs, Aqua Bistro, RaDeli, Pickles, Lilys Market, Jans Creations, Jewelry from Stein Works, Concordia Eco Resort, Coral Bay Computers, Yoga at Concordia and Gallows Point Resort Thank you, Stephen Hendren Coral Bay Y acht Club Commodore I am honored to pay tribute to the men and women of the Virgin Islands Police Department during Police Week 2013. This is a week designated to honor all law enforce with dignity and pride, those who made the ultimate The Virgin Islands Police Department is comprised of men and women who not only share roll call rooms, family ties and social connections. When we are not on active duty, we encounter each other at the grocery store, the movie theater, places of worship and even at family gatherings; because there are many familial ties in this department as well. These are both challenges and advantages to our jobs and are an inescapable part of being a VIPD popause to appreciate the unique nature of our chosen profession. ward trouble while others run away, we are there to help in peoples darkest hours. Our jobs are not 9 to 5; hours a day 7 days a week. So as we join with our colleagues, our commu who we have called our brothers. Let us stand by the side of the families they have left behind while we of their deaths. We are painfully aware that not one day, not one been in vain. entire community to celebrate with us this week. The committees in each district have worked hard to make this Police Week one of the best in recent history. God bless you and the Virgin Islands Police Department. Rodney Querrard, VIPD Commissioner Designate
St. John Tradewinds Batteries as we know them may soon be a thing of the past when the new energy storage ultracapacitors come onto the market. operational life and wears out after several hundred to a few thousand charge/discharge cycles. To extend battery life and put off costly replacement, system designers currently build in power electronics that limit a batterys charge rate and depth of discharge. In compensating for those limitations while still providing acceptable performance, batteries must be quite large. So, hybrid and electric applications cur very large, heavy, expensive battery systems to provide the power they need. For example, a hybrid cars rechargeable battery can absorb only so much energy during a braking rapid, deep discharges to power acceleration stress batteries and shorten their life. To overcome these charge/discharge rate limita tions and make rechargeable hybrid and electric application batteries last longer, these batteries are typivery large, heavy, and expensive. Ultracapacitors store and discharge energy very quickly. They complement a primary energy source, such as an internal combustion engine, fuel cell or battery, which cannot repeatedly provide quick bursts of power. An ultracapacitors ability to recharge nearly instantaneously can help reduce an overall systems Ultracapacitors perform reliably for one million or more charge/discharge cycles effectively the life time of whatever application you will be using the battery for. They feature an electrostatic storage capability that can cycle through a million charges and discharges without any change in performance. These ultracapacitors are now coming to market. They are already being used in thousands of different applications such as battery back up systems, stor age for renewable energies, electrical car storage and many others applications and many more are under mense for this technology as a green, alternative energy resource. Hopefully in a few years, the costs will decrease and we will be able to start using them in the energy storage systems for our homes, cars, trucks, buses, and boats. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Entelephone at 340-626-9685 or by email at email@example.com.St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 15 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd New CapacitorsDPNR Sets Boating Registration and Commercial Fishers Licensing Dates St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes last week announced ers licensing for 2013-2014 will be conducted as follows: St. Thomas/St. John Division of Environmen tal Enforcement, Cyril E. King Airport from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Recreational boat and mooring registration June 3 June 28 tion July 15 July 17 vision of Fish and Wildlife at (340) 775-6762 for ers are to receive a collaborative presentation from DFW, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and US Coast Guard which may require 30 minutes prior to registration. DPNR on St. Thomas for registration. Appointments range between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., with limited slots per appointment time. Please call early to secure an appointment time. Presentations must be received during the registration process. Anyone not able to register dur ing the allotted time frame, late registration will still entail the presentation component; thus, it is recommended that everyone register during the allotted times in July. In order to be eligible for registration, commer documents at the time scheduled for their appointment and be up to date on submitted commercial catch report forms. are as follows: Full Time Fishermen $15 Part Time Fishermen $20 Helper (each) $20 Replacement Cards $20 Contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at (340) 775-6762 on St. Thomas to schedule appointments and for further information.
16 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 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 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 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. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.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 Directory St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS TO YOUR HEAL THA Healthier Cheesecake By Carmen Rhodes St. John Tradewinds As the summer approaches, here is a healthier choice recipe for everyone to enjoy! TROPICAL T OFU CHEESECAKE 1 prepared crust (Graham cracker or granola) 1 can crushed pineapple, with juice 1 medium banana, peeled, cut into thirds 1/3 c. honey 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. vanilla 3 Tbsp. potato or corn starch In blender, blend tofu, banana, and pineapple with juice until very smooth. Add honey, potato or corn starch, lemon juice and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Pour tofu mixture into prepared pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 40 45 minutes. Cool. T OPPING 1/3 c. water 2 Tbsp potato or corn starch (optional) Place berries in small saucepan. Mix starch with berry juice or water and add to berries in the saucepan. Sweeten to taste as desired. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Pour over baked cheesecake. Chill in refrigerator. St. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism has launched a new initiative designed to increase awareness and bookings for the territory in the competitive U.S. destina tion wedding market. The Test Drive Your Wedding campaign invites brides-to-be to attend the St. Thomas this July 10-11 to research their dream U.S. Virgin Islands wedding location. Attendees who book their destination wedding by October 31, 2013, to take place on St. Croix, St. John or St. Thomas by October 31, 2014, will receive an additional $550 credit to put toward their wedding expenses with approved local suppliers. The U.S. destination wedding market is big business, explained DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The latest research by The XO Group shows that 350,000 U.S. brides chose to tie the knot away from home, with 39 percent of these brides getting married in the Caribbean, said Nicholson-Doty. This initiative will ensure that the U.S. Virgin Islands secures a larger slice of destination weddings business for the economic betterment of the territory. The integrated marketing campaign includes advertising and advertorials in key U.S. bridal outlets, social media engagement, an aggressive media relations program as well as inclusion in DOT marketing initiatives such as the New York City Media Mission April 29-May 2, and Texas Roadshow May 13-19. Throughout the USVI Bridal Symposium participants will learn how to plan a destination wedding in the territory. Schedule highlights include panel presentations with featured bridal market experts moderated by celebrity host Mar Jennings. Panelists include blogger Lisa Barr, motivational speaker Simon Bailey, event designer Samantha Goldberg, authors Julia and Richard Markel, former Brides Editor and now wedding invita tion entrepreneur Millie Martini Bratten, romance travel writer Melanie Reffers and Emily Post Institutes Anna Post. There will also be a marketplace to meet with the destinations leading bridal vendors as well as island tours to discover the diverse wedding ceremony and reception locations available. Wedding service vendors across the territory can apply for complimentary admission to attend the Bridal Symposium. This includes bakers, wedding ceremony and reception venues, cater ers, entertainment providers (bands, ers, photographers, wedding planners, limousine providers, retailers, videographers. Applicants must pre-register with DOTs Canika John to be considered at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (340)7746835 ext 2249. Future brides from the USVI can also apply. Brides-to-be located in the continental United States can attend the Symposium by purchasing a special groundYour Wedding promotion package. Priced from $550 per person, the package includes: Three nights accommodation Complimentary registration at the four-day USVI Bridal Symposium Most meals, including three dinners Round trip airport transfers Welcome gift bag Site inspections to include ceremony locations, hotels and reception venues on St. Thomas and St. John Reservations for this package can be website of the U.S. Virgin Islands DOT. Use booking code TDYW2013 to access the deal for travel July 9-12. Through this comprehensive initia tive we want to communicate with U.S. brides that getting married in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas is simple, said Nicholson-Doty. As a destination we territory, yet we are a quintessential Caribbean wedding location with an abundance of settings to tie the knot, from historic churches and sugar mill ruins to tropical gardens, dramatic sea overlooks and palm-fringed beaches. Best of all, no passports are required for U.S. Citi guests to attend. DOT Launches Destination Wedding Campaign
18 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486A/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 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; email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place 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 TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds Continued from Page 5 MKSCHC Makes 30Chef Kim Serves Up Seriously Tasty Sushi at Caneel mette gave moving remarks to the crowd as she plans to depart the island the facility in July. Ive never had an experience like Ive had here, Emmette said. I take this experience with me forever. Senator at Large Craig Barshinger also shared remarks with the crowd before everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch and reminisced about the inimitable St. John nurse Myrah Keating Smith, for whom the health center is named. Last weeks festivities at MKSCHC were part of the country-wide observance of National Hospital Week and events were hosted across the territory. also hosted story time at Methodist Day Care, helped put on a variety show with senior citi at Gifft Hill School. salmon, wahoo and calamari, tossed with yellow grette. All of Kims specialty rolls, which range in price from $18 to $26, are sure to please. One favorite is the Baja California, a spicy tuna roll with cucumber, cilantro and avocado, wrapped with yellowtail and topped with slices of jalapeos. The Volcano, a tuna and salmon roll fried in a light, is another top seller at Caneels sushi kitchen. Other highlights of the menu include the Hybrid, a spicy tuna and asparagus tempura roll, wrapped with seared tuna and topped with scallions and kabayaki sauce, and the Clipper, a California roll topped with spicy tuna and seaweed salad. Theres actually not much on the menu that doesnt entice and based on the kitchens popularity it seems that word of Kims talent is spreading. Since we opened we have increased sales each month, said the sushi chef. Bays sushi kitchen is a favorite for so many residents and island guests. The resort is also featuring live music at the bar and grill on Friday evenings this month. Stop by between 6 and 9 p.m. and hear Marty Beech on piano while enjoying Kims scrumptious sushi. For more information about Caneels sushi kitchen, call the resort at 776-6111.St. John Tradewinds Continued from Page 9
St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 19 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Friday, May 10 ing police assistance to check on her friend in Calabash Boom. Police assistance. 4:32 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that a mental patient was throwing a bottle in the road. Police assistance. 5:18 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that a male was tampering with his vehicle. Vehicle tampering. 5:36 p.m. Badge #1250 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Charee Charles of Estate Bovoni, St. Thomas under arrest and charged with vehicle tampering. His bail was set at $500 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. questing police assistance. Police assistance. Saturday, May 11 disturbance in the area of the 4:46 p.m. The manager of Concordia Eco-resort c/r that an unknown male was trespassing on the property. Police assistance. music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. Sunday, May 12 resident c/requesting police assistance because her husband locked her out of her house. Police assistance. that she and her daughter had an altercation. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Monday, May 13 someone used her Social Secutax return. Identity theft. 11:18 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that he was threatened by another male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:30 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that his mother was not breathing. D.O.A. 12:58 p.m. A visitor r/ that she damaged the rear glass of her rental vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 6:52 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/requesting police assistance with an unruly minor. Police assistance. T uesday, May 14 questing police assistance to locate his vehicle. questing ambulance assistance Bay. Police assistance. some males were smoking in the tivity. W ednesday, May 15 auto collision in the area of Estate Bethany. Auto collision. Thursday, May 16 questing police assistance to retrieve her bag from her boyfriend. Police assistance. Friday, May 17 12:29 a.m. An Estate Emmaus resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve items from his girlfriends house. Police assistance. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 Crime Stoppers is asking you to continue to help law enforcement control crime. If you know something, say something as the cost of all crime the community, through higher prices and higher taxes. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On May 6 a representative from the University of the Virgin Islands reported that an iPad had ketplace back in January. Tell us what you know about this theft. St. Thomas On Thursday, May 9, at about 2:35 p.m., a man was at the Annas Retreat basketball court when he several times. Help put an end to the indiscrimi nate wave of shootings in public areas by telling us what you know about this incident so police can identify and arrest the shooter(s). St. Croix your help with the investigation into the deaths of Kassaun K-Force Baptiste and Jose Navarro the Mighty TNL Baptiste. Their lifeless bodies were found in their home in Estate Whim on Wednesday, May 1st in the afternoon. If you were in area that morning or anytime earlier and saw anyone or a vehicle entering or leaving the premises, or heard anything unusual, police need to hear from you. Please help law enforcement resolve the cir cumstances surrounding their deaths. Please continue to work for the good of all by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands Be Safe While SwimmingVIPD Safety TIPS Dont take chances by overestimating your swimming skills Swim only in designated swimming areas Never swim alone Swimming and drinking alcohol dont mix! Call 911 in the event of an emergency Competitors, volunteers and the general public are welcome at the Beach BBQ and Awards Ceremony. Food and drink will be available for purchase and shuttles will provide transport between Hawksnest and Oppenheimer. Viewing the Race Unlike most open water events, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is very viewer-friendly. To see the action and to cheer on friends and family members go to Maho Bay to see the start, Cinnamon Bay to see short ish and the rest of the swimmers as they pass by close to the beach, and Volunteers It takes about 100 volunteers to make this a safe and enjoyable event and Friends still needs help. Anyone who is not swimming and would like to help, please call 779-4940 and speak with Karen Jarvis. Continued from Page 1110th Annual Beach to Beach Swim
20 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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, May 21 meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 Bethany Moravian Churchs Christian Education Commit tee is hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, May 24, at the Bethany Moravian Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event will be on Sunday, May 26. 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 for May 26 is Nana Hendricks who will speak on, The Dream Matrix. Monday, May 27 Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the V.I. May 29 and May 31 Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Workshop focused on community visioning Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099 Thursday, May 30 Join the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program on Thursday, May 30, at the GHS Upper Campus atrium to see how community members can help bring recycling to St. John. A presentation entitled Recycle What, Where? will feature a panel of community activists discussing which recycling activi ties are ongoing aluminum can recycling and composting and which efforts are gathering steam, like plastic bailing, glass crushing, and others. A potluck dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will precede the panel discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share to join the potluck. Thursday, June 13 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Cer emony for the Class of 2013 on Thursday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. SNAKE HANDLING 7 Mystery writer Christie 35 Greets with a head bob 37 What there is when a 43 Beatle bride Yoko 46 Vienna is its cap. 55 Confused 56 Noble act 58 Canoe variety 68 Crash actor Koteas 75 TV prizes 77 Union foe 85 Noodles shaped like 113 Living an isolated life 118 Gazed DOWN 5 Rule breaker, e.g. 7 On the line 8 Hired hood 14 Boding sign 16 Pencil tops single voices novelist 36 Big elevator producer 38 Incursion 48 Pass gingerly 51 Pull along 57 Internet auction site 61 Wall coatings 65 Peter Pan pirate 66 Pack down tightly birds are raised 88 Body signal 111 Gotcha 115 Pal of Tarzan 116 Go On network
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24 St. John Tradewinds, May 20-26, 2013 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: email@example.com Join us Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at the Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium for a panel discussion on ongoing and new recycling programs in the territory: A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.John Sawhill, former president and CEO, The Nature ConservancyA potluck will precede the panel discussion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.Recycle What, Where?