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Island Roads Will Start Repairs To CenterlineAfter Holiday Season, Says Government HousePage 5Banco Popular Changes Face of Cruz BayPage 4Virgin Fire Draws Crowd to Newly Designed SpacePage 6 TPL Sells Final 72 Acres of Estate Maho Bay to NPS for $2.5MNational Park Service closed on purchase from Trust for Public Land SEE PAGE 3 NO ISSUE NEXT WEEK! Next Issue Is January 6-12, 2014December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 Copyright 2013/2014St. John AARP Celebrates 20 Year AnniversaryPage 4Stairway to Heavenby George Hollander St. John Tradewinds Each holiday season Coral Bay artist and designer George Hollander creates an awe-inspiring light feature which he erects on his Chicago Hill rooftop area for all to enjoy. SEE PAGE 2 FOR DETAILS.

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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 Stairway to Heaven Light Sculpture EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2013 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 for the Christmas holiday as captured by St. John resident photograph. Happy Holidays! ACC Annual Meeting Is January 8The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School lower campus. All dues-paying ACC members are invited to attend. Others may also join ACC at the beginning of the meeting by paying the modest annual membership donation at the entrance to the meeting. Monica Munro, the years-end annual report from President Lucy Banks, and a membership vote by paper ballot for two ACC Directors. One of whom is retiring while the other is re-applying for a full three-year term. Names of several St. John residents, who have been nominated and who have agreed to stand for election, will be on the ballot. In addition, spaces will be provided for write-in candidates.SJSA Alumni Concert Set for January 4Dont miss the fun in Cruz Bay on Christmas Eve this year! Santa Claus is set to arrive on the Caneel Bay ferry around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, December 24. Santa will arrive in Cruz Bay to the delight of island residents young and old. See you there!Christmas Carolling Anyone?Sing your way through Cruz Bay with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Tuesday, December 24. To join in, meet at 5:30 p.m. at Mongoose Junction in the courtyard area near Bouganvillea. 4th Annual New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza in Frank Powell ParkSisterhood Agenda is hosting its 4th Annual Sisterhood Brother hood New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Tuesday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza is a unique youth event that promotes positive, drugand alcohol-free fun on New Years Eve and during the New Year. The evening features giveaways and refreshments and parent registration and pick-up are required right after midnight. The Youth Extravaganza is free and coordinated with V.I. Police Department, V.I. National Park, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, and St. John Community Foundation. Sisterhood Agenda thanked its community partners for helping to make this activity possible for all youth in St. John: Scotiabank, Drift Away Spa, St. John Hardware, St. John Insurance Agency, St. John Properties, Boyson Transportation, The Marketplace, St. John Dental, Bayside Market, PostNet and St. John Ice Company. Everyone is welcome to participate. Volunteers are invited to assist. For more information call Angela Coleman at 714-7076.Santa To Arrive In Cruz Bay on Dec. 24 Dont miss the chance to hear some of the most talented and accomplished St. John School of the Arts alumni back at their old stomping grounds on Saturday, January 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the arts school. St. John School of the Arts presents the 2014 Sis Frank Concert Series: Saturday, January 4 Alumni Concert; Tuesday, February 11 Benjamin Beilman; Thursday, March 6 Shel; Friday, March 14 Trio Arbos; Tuesday, April 15 Faculty Concert for $125 or $30 for an individual concert. To learn more visit www. stjohnschoolofthearts.org or call 779-4322. Continued from Front Page Below is Hollanders explanation for this years light piece, Stairway to Heaven, in his own words. Happy Holidays! I had this on-going music buzz in my ear. It was a song by Neil Sedaka, the early 1960s song writer/ singer, called Stairway to Heaven. Its that time of year I start thinking of lighting for the holidays, something Ive been doing for the past number of years. Making something, I think is special, from found materials. This year, Ive been playing with Styrofoam boxes from our local St. Thomas Cost-U-Less. Their construction is interesting, as is theyre use, for shipping fruit around the world. surprised by its translucence. Perfect for creating a light piece. But what should it be? I was thinking columns. But how to make them sturdy? Thats where the song comes in. Its funny where that spark comes from. That moment when an idea becomes a little more. Here are some of the words to the song: Ill build a stairway to heaven, Ill climb to the highest star, Ill build a stairway to heaven, cause heaven is where you are! If thats not love, I dont know what love is. Theres also of course the song by Led Zepplin. Their words for Stairway to Heaven: And as we wind on down the road Our shadows taller than our soul, There walks a lady we all know, Who shines white light and wants to show How everything still turns to gold. And if you listen very hard, The tune will come to you at last. When all are one and one is all To be a rock and not to roll. And shes buying a stairway to heaven. Both do it for me! Enjoy and Happy Holidays! George HollanderHoliday Spirit Captured in Cruz Bay

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 3 Thursday, Jan. 2nd TPL Sells Final 72 Acres of Estate Maho Bay to NPS for $2.5MBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The largest single addition to V.I. National Park since its inception in 1956 was completed last week when Trust for Public Land (TPL) Maho Bay to the National Park Service. TPL announced the news on Wednesday morning, December 18, in a prepared statethose remaining 74 acres of Estate Maho Bay to NPS for $2.5 million, with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). sales dating back to 2009 and encompassing all of pristine Maho Bay beach as well as the hillside bordering King Hill Road. Several parcels of the 225 acres, however, were set aside for the heirs of the family who originally owned the property, explained TPL project manager for USVI, John Garrison. of land of the 225 acres and we just closed on last Monday, Garrison said on Wednesday, December 19. We feel really good about this project and the National Park Service is thrilled. Hopefully now the people of St. John will be able to enjoy that beach for years in the future. This last 74 acre parcel is the majority of the land east of King Hill Road near the Maho Bay parking lot leading up the hill to Center line Road, explained Garrison, who is the for mer executive director of Friends of VINP. The land includes everything on the hillside except a few lots that were set aside for each heir of the family, Garrison said. The area being built on right now is one of those pieces. We still hope to acquire those lots over time, depending on money; its all about money. Last weeks TPL press release quoted the organizations president and CEO Will Rogers, as well as Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, VINP Superintendent Brion FitzGerald and local author Gerald Singer. The beach and hillside at Maho may well be paradise, and can now be enjoyed by everyone who comes to this wonderful American park, The Trust for Public Land President Will Rogers was quoted in the release. This is one of the best beaches on St. John ral and cultural history, FitzGerald said in the prepared statement. It is wonderful that it will be available for park visitors. I am glad that this very beautiful beach and the surrounding natural resources will be preserved for Virgin Islanders and visitors alike, Christensen was quoted in TPLs prepared statement. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Singer said in last weeks TPL release. Im extremely happy to learn the delicate environmental balance of the lush Maho Bay valley and access to the beautiful beach and the calm, shallow bay with its abundant marine life will remain undisturbed by private development. For more information about TPL, check out the groups website at tpl.org.INDEX 225 acre Estate Maho Bay, which included the popular beach area was sold to The land includes everything on the hillside except a few lots that were set aside for each heir of the family. The area being built on right now is one of those pieces. We still hope about money.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the St. John Chapter of AARP, chapter number 4777, actually started 21 years ago, it and even then it was a struggle, dent Kortwright Worrell. I became a member of AARP in 1991 and started a chapter here in 1992, but it wasnt chartered until 1993, said Worrell. I started it because I thought we needed a chapter over here, but St. Thomas fought us on it. It took someone from AARP to come down and investigate before we got char tered. On Thursday evening, December 19, about 25 members of AARP of the Virgin Islands St. John Chapter gathered at the Nazareth Lutheran Church Hall in Cruz Bay to celebrate 20 years of the groups community service and activities. We are not he largest chapter, but we are the most active chapter in the Virgin Islands, said President Beverly Biziewski. Other chapters are bigger, but not many of their members go to meetings. AARP of the Virgin Islands Sherilyn Pogson, who attended last weeks celebration, thanked the members for continuing to keep the St. John Chapter vibrant. I want to thank all of you for coming out tonight, said Pogson. This St. John Chapter being here for 20 years is a great milestone. The fact that this chapter continues to stick it out with us is greatly appreciated. While the St. John AARP Chapter might not have the highest number of members, the group makes up for that in many ways, Pogson explained. You are one of the smallest chapters, but you make up for that with your community engagement and you activities, she said. 4 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 St. John AARP Chapter Celebrates 20 Years ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Violet is a 3-year-old female sheppard/lab mix. She is a very sweet dog and her brother and sister have been adopted but she is patiently waiting. Violet is not good with other female dogs and cats but does have the potential to be with a male dog. Please, consider giving her a loving home this holiday season. Continued on Page 16 Banco Popular Changes Face of Historic Cruz BaySt. John Tradewinds lamented the altered facade of the charming historic downtown building while others St. John Tradewinds

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds More than three years after being initially damaged, repair work is slated to begin on Centerline Road the sole road connecting January, according to a prepared statement issued on Wednesday evening, December 19, by Government House. Last week Island Roads was granted a Notice to Proceed on the project following Governor John deJonghs signing of a contract between Island Roads Corporation and the government at the end of November, according to the press release. Last week, Island Roads Corporation was granted a Notice to Proceed on the project that will construct retaining walls on three of the most damaged locations along Centerline Road, according to the release. Island Roads is expected to mobilize immediately after the holiday season, with January. The project is slated to take nine months to complete at a cost of just over $1 million dollars and it includes rebuilding the edge of the road and reconstructing major sections of the roadway washed out in the tropical storm all along Centerline Road, according to the prepared statement from Government House. Several sections of Centerline Road and at least one section of Fish Bay Road were damaged in October 2010 during heavy rains during Tropical Storm Otto. In the initial wake of the damage, Department of Public Works crews on St. John placed or ange cones near the most heavily damaged sections of both roads. Two years of no repairs on the roadways were blamed on the lengthy and painstaking process of applying for Federal Highway off on the project in January 2012, according to the press release issued by Government House last week. ments to Centerline Road date back almost two years to January 2012 when the Federal Highway Administration granted its initial approval for the reconstruction of the damaged sections of the roadway, explained Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls, according to the Government House press release. Several admin istrative procedures were required to satisfy the use of federal dollars provided. In the meantime, heavy rains in May 2013 sent a section of Centerline Road near the Estate Upper Carolina subdivision tumbling down the Carolina Valley hillside. Since then, the partially blind corner has been passable only in one lane. and speed bumps on either side of the compromised roadway and erected a berm around the crumbling section of Centerline Road. Meanwhile, Property and Procurement June, according to the Government House press release. St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 5 Island Roads Starting Repairs To Centerline Road After Holiday Season, Says Government House Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds Island Roads is expected to build retaining walls in three areas on Centerline Road sometime after the holiday season. HERE TO SERVE YOUMeeting you and your familys health care needs the natural way. Need Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Liquid Aminos? We have some for you! Need Teas, Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements? We have some for you! Need natural deodorants, toothpaste, hair dyes? We have some for you! Want to eat a tasty, healthy lunch? We have one for you!Natures Way Health Food Store & V egetarian DeliSt. John Cruz Bay The Marketplace 2nd Floor Near Innovative 340-693-3333 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing

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6 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 PET SUPPLIESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING FISH tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Sun Dog Cafe owner Michael Barry didnt travel far to take over the old La Plancha del Mar location at Mongoose Junction. Barrys new restaurant, Virgin Fire, is just steps away from his popular Gecko Gazebo bar and Sun Dog Cafe hot spot. It might be Barrys years of booming business at Sun Dog which helps to explain the easy success hes found at his latest venture. Since opening the doors to the newly designed space several weeks ago, Barry has enjoyed a steady stream of local residents and tourists alike, who have been raving about Virgin Fire. The formerly open dining room now features tables at tall-backed banquettes, creat ing a feeling of intimacy in the large room. A wood and illuminated carved glass partition which Barry designed now separates the bar and dining areas at the restaurant, With its new cozy vibe, whether dining at the bar or a table, Virgin Fire invites one to settle in and relax. But it is Chef Andy Allens well-crafted menu which will continue Be sure to start the evening with the Himalayan Salt Block, a slab of salt heated to 450 degrees and served with raw proteins, a trio of dipping and cooking sauces. The engaging dish, priced at $11 per person, gets everyone into the action and with beauti lean meat is as much fun to eat as it is to prepare. Another standout starter is Virgin Fires rotating Flatbread du Moment. The breads are made in-house and on a recent evening featured grape tomatoes, local arugula and shaved Parmesan cheese along with a softly cooked egg in the center. Other popular appetizers at Virgin Fire include deep fried artichoke hearts served with caper lime aoili, $10, and crispy spring rolls with mango chile sauce, also $10. On $14, served with house-made chips or the passion fruit and lime ceviche, which is also $14 and also served with house-made chips Small plates range from $12 to $16 and include a seared beef carpaccio with cracked black pepper, olive oil and espresso coffee rub, a pot of Prince Edward Island Mussels with coconut milk, ginger and lemon grass and coconut shrimp tempura. Allen is also serving freshly made popovers, served warm with local honey and butter. Entrees and larger dishes at Virgin Fire range from $19 to $32 and offer a little something for every palette. Fish lovers will want to try the salmon, a perfectly grilled served with an apple and fennel slaw, grilled vegetables and celery root puree. Virgin Fires fresh Mahi Mahi is prepared with a sugar cane, local chile and lime vinaigrette and is served with squash puree and grilled veggies. Home-style favorites on the menu include the literally fall-off-the-bone ribs grilled up in Virgin Fires signature tamarind BBQ sauce. Served with pickled mango slaw and french fries, the ribs are a true crowd pleaser. Cajun jambalaya, with chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage comes either savory, hot or scorching. Fish and chips, beer battered and served with pickled mango slaw, and Caribbean carbonara, orecchiette pasta with house-made bacon, smoked pablano peppers and Parmesan, sound equally invit ing and comforting. Other highlights include Virgin Fires Jamaican jerked pork porterhouse with cinnamon and apples and served with au gratin potato and grilled fresh vegetables, and the citrus ponzu sauce with wakami and tobiko caviar garnish served with calypso rice and grilled veggies. Virgin Fire also features tantalizing specials nightly, often including delicately precombinations, and boasts an extensive wine list as well as craft cocktails with fresh juic es and house-made infusions. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve and will feature Rich Greengold and Greg Jones playing holiday inspired Jazz from 5 to 8 p.m. Virgin Fire is also throwing a New Years Eve party with dancing, champagne and a special video presentation. Virgin Fire is open seven days a week, except Christmas Day, serving dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with half price appetizers from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information about Virgin Fire, check out the website vir Virgin Fire Draws Crowd to Newly Designed Space at Mongoose Junction St. John Tradewinds Marketplace Christmas FteAh We Band & Empire SoundDecember 26, 2013 6 pm-until The Marketplace 3rd Level FREE ADMISSION

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From learning all about green building and natural vegetation on Saturday, January 11, to hiking Ram Head under a full moon on Tuesday, April 15, Friends of V.I. National Parks 2014 Seminar Series has events for all ages and interests. The seminars are a great way for people to have really cool, interesting and educational experiences in the park at great prices, said Friends of VINP Program Manager Karen Jarvis. And by attending these great events, you know you are a supporting a great organization. The series kicks off on January 11 when local architect and solar energy enthusiast Doug White will lead Build Green, all about environmentally-conscious building techniques, native vegetation landscaping, water conservation and more. Attendees will spend a day at Whites East End sustainable home, Stoney Point, and learn how to make their own homes more environmentally sensitive. Later in the month kayak the mangroves of Hurricane Hole with local scientist Barry Devine, who will lead a tour through the Coral Reef National Monument. Also in January, Delroy Ital Anthony will share his rich knowledge of traditional crafts at his popular Native Arts and Crafts workshop. Februarys seminars will feature something for bird lovers, NPS enthusiasts and musicians alike. Ornithologists will not want to miss Birds of the Park with VINP Educational Specialist Laurel Brannick on February 3. Travel out to Lovongo Cay on February 8 to take a tour of true off the grid island living from local boat captain and solar design expert Dan Boyd. On February 12, join VINP Superintendent Brion FitzGerald for a hike and picnic lunch as he shares his personal favorite VINP locations. Spend Valentines Day at the Annaberg Ruins with master drummer Eddie Bruce who will lead a full moon drum circle and teach West African and Afro-Caribbean drumming techniques. Dont miss the chance to whip up a batch of pepper sauce with the man behind the popular hot sauce Trinidad Charlies, Charles Deyalsing on February 19. All of the most popular events in Friends Seminar Series are back this year as well. Hear about the fascinating history of St. John with VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild while cruising the beautiful North Shore on February 26. Enjoy a day sail aboard s/v Calypso on March 23 and learn about the underwater treasures in VINP St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 7 2014 Friends of VINP SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE Page 17Green Building Seminar Kicks Off Friends of VINP Seminar Series 2014 Christmas Schedule of Worship ServicesChristmas Eve, December 24thThe First Eucharist of Christmas 7 p.m.Christmas Day, December 25thThe Principal Eucharist of Christmas 9 a.m.New Years Eve, December 31stTo mark the close of the year, we will have a Service for New Years Eve at 7 p.m.New Years Day, January 1stTo mark the Feast of the Holy Name and to observe the beginning of the year, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 9 a.mSunday, January 5thSt. Ursulas will observe its Feast of Dedication (The Epiphany) at 3:30 p.m. The 9 a.m. Eucharist has been canceled. at St. Ursulas Episcopal Church, Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands Please come and join us. All are welcome. For more information, please call 340-693-8580 www.igbavi.org www.facebook.com/Island GreenLivingAssociation Happy holidays from IGLA! The ReSource Depot will be closed through the holidays. Well reopen Jan. 2. Help us purchase a glass crusher by donating at http://www.razoo.com/story/ Island-Green-Building-AssociationGlass crushing/recycling coming to St. John with your help! Visit our website to become an IGLA member and to learn more about our brand new Green Villa Program today! St. John Tradewinds Anyone who has been waiting for the right time to make a gift to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, this is it! A generous donor has stepped forward and enabled Friends to pursue a swift year-end campaign. Donations made to Friends of VINPs Annual Fund between December 15 and December 31 will be matched up to $40,000. A $25 gift doubles to $50; your $50 donation becomes $100. Any amount anyone can send is worth twice as much during this matching gift challenge! Gifts can be made online at www. friendsvinp.org, or sent to their address at PO Box 811, St. John, VI 00831. Friends of VINP Kicks Off Year-End Matching Fund Campaignwith U.S. Geological Survey marine biologist Jeff Miller. Looking to brush up on those photography skills? Take a lesson from renowned St. John photographer Steve Simonsen, who will lead Tropical Light Photography on March 24. On March 26, learn about the Charpentier and Thomas Kelley then head out on m/v Sadie Sea for a snorkel to look for the species. All proceeds from this seminar effort in VINP. Head back to the mangroves of Hurricane Hole with USGS marine biologist Dr. Caroline Rogers on March 29, when she leads a snorkel through this biologically diverse area. Other highlights of this years seminar series include the popular garden tour with Irene Patton, a coastal ecology sail with retired VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon and a tour of Cruz Bay with local historian David Knight. The seminars are led by experts could share more information about coastal ecology than Rafe or who could teach more about the parks history than archaeologist Ken Wild? We have these local experts who have so much knowledge leading the seminars and its fantastic. Wrapping up this years Friends Seminar Series is local naturalist David DAlberto who is leading full moon hike to Ram Head on April 15. The seminar series offers $10 off the cost of each event for Friends of VINP members. With membership costing $30, attending just three seminars makes the membership fee worthwhile, Jarvis explained. A lot of the popular seminars there is something you want to do, be sure to register early. For more information about the Friends Seminar Series or to sign up for an event, call the group at (340) 779-4940 or stop by the Friends of the Park store in Mongoose Junction.

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8 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 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 Governor John deJongh on Monday, December 16, offered his congratulations to the three principals of Springline Architects upon learning that the companys new LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a ratings system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of green the highest level in the ratings system. There are only two projects in the Caribbean with that designation, one being the new Springline East End of St. Thomas. I wish to acknowledge the prestige surrounding the LEED gratulate Michael de Haas, Kevin Philip Qualls and Theresa Roberts on achieving the highest rating for their new building, said deing by example. I was present for the ground-breaking of the new building in October of 2011, and it is wonderful that the project has been completed so successfully and received such national attention. I hope that other builders in the territory will consider developing tion in mind, said the governor. Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes offered her congratulations as well. The new Springline Architects said Barnes. It features impact resistant windows that face the north, providing adequate lighting for most of the day. It also features solar panels and insulation materials resulting in an approximate 40 percent decrease in energy consumption. I commend the architects on applying the most up-to-date methods of design and construction to their own building, and qualifying she said. Springline Architects has earned in ternational recognition, most r ecently with the 2013 International Properties Award for Best Office Building in the Virgin Islands, as well as national acknowledgement with their 2013 LEED Platinum certif ication. Along with a recent past cover of Architectural Digest, they have found themselves respected on the local level, as a past recipient of the Daily News bes t architectural firm in the Virgin Islands and nu merour Chamber of Commerce Awards. They have served both our territorial and federal govern ments, provided support for many of our local 501c3s an d are a certified Economic Development Authority vendor To date, Springline Architects has produce d over $260 million worth of projects ranging from priv ate villas, commercial buildings, resort design and construction throughout our territory. A ND IF THAT ISNT ENOUGHIn 2007, Springboard Construction Managers a sister company to Springline Architects, was created for the sole purpose of providing design/build services to our clients. Partnering with license d general contractor Geoffrey Miles, the group has since successfully built more than $45 million wort h of completed projects. DeJongh Congratulates Springline Architects on LEED Platinum Certication Crafts at the MarketplaceSt. John Tradewinds News Photos items for holiday shoppers. A lathe was in operation to

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 9 Student members of Rotary Interact set a goal to welcomed ferries on Tuesday afternoon, Christmas Carols. Happy Holidays!St. John Tradewinds News Photo www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Friends of VINP Marks 25 Years Joe Kessler, at far right, greeted Garrison, at near right, and VINP right center. St. John Tradewinds Happy Holidays! ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA Tourists Get Warm Welcome Loredon Boynes Ferry Dock

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10 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 A Decadent Christmas Feastby Mares CraneSt. John Tradewinds I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Seems hard to believe that Christmas is already upon us. In England we traditionally have turkey as the dinner but we have all already cooked that a couple of weeks ago. So here are some decadent Christmas recipes for you to enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and Prosperous 2014! DEEP FRIED BRIE WITH FRUIT SAUCES 1lb Brie cheese 1 egg lightly beaten 1 Cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 Cup veg oil cheese on all sides. Dip into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and very carefully spoon in Brie and fry for a minute or so on both sides until golden. Drain on paper towel Fruit sauce with your choice of mangoes, strawberries, cranberry, etc. can be made ahead and served with a sprig of mint. If you lightly brown the Brie, you can keep until later in the fridge and warm in the oven before serving. HOT ARTICHOKE AND CRAB DIP 1 package cream cheese softened 1 Cup mayo 1 clove garlic minced 1 14-oz can artichoke hearts drained, chopped 1 and 1/2 Cups cooked crabmeat 3/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese 1/3 Cup chopped green onions 1/3 Cup chopped red bell pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 Cup dried breadcrumbs Preheat oven to 350 F Combine cream cheese and mayo in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the garlic and very gently stir in artichoke, parmesan, crab, onion and peppers. Place in a 9-inch pie dish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 30 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with crusty french bread or crackers. P ARSNIP RED ONION AND ROSEMARY TART TARTIN This is a lovely vegetarian alternative main dish, or just a delicious side dish. 3 medium parsnips 3 medium red onions 2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 to 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp butter 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry salt and pepper Peel the parsnips and cut into 5-cm slices and par boil until just tender. Cut onions into quarters removing the skins. Using a heavy frying pan that can be put in the oven, heat oil and fry onions without turning for 5 minutes. Add parsnips, arranging among onions, and place in rosemary sprigs, being sure not to turn or stir. Season well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add balsamic and butter. Cut a round of pastry roughly the right size of the pan, place over veg put in a preheated oven at 400 F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before inverting onto a plate. Serve with arugula and a light dressing. CHRISTMAS PRIME RIB This is always a crowd pleaser! 1 6 lb boneless prime rib 2 Tbsp prepared horseradish 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp coarsely ground pepper 2 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp garlic powder 2 celery stalks 1 carrot cut into 2-inch pieces GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... WhatToDo-VI.com ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM Continued on Page 18 (340) 228-2090 www.islandcork.com paul@islandcork.comlocated within Mongoose Junction Uncorked every Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat. 1-5 and Sunday by appointment only. small unpeeled onion cut into quarters 1 beef stock cube or 2 tsp concentrate beef base 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp water 1 1/2 cups water Take the beef the day before serving and dry thoroughly. Set the roast on a baking sheet and place in fridge. Take out one hour before cooking time and allow to reach room temperature. Rub all over with the horseradish and dijon. Mix the salt, pepper, thyme and gar lic and sprinkle all over the top. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place celery, carrots and onion at the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the roast on top. Roast for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 F and roast until browned and the inside temperature is 130 to 135 F for medium rare. Remove from oven and place on a platter. Tent with aluminium foil and rest for 30 minutes. To make the jus sauce, skim any excess fat from the drippings in the roasting pan. Place over a burner on medium heat and stir in beef base and 1 and 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil and scrape up all the tasty brown bits. Strain out and discard vegetables. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and whisk into sauce. Allow to thicken slightly. Serve in a gravy boat next to your awesome beef. PECAN CRUSTED SALMON FILLETS 3 Tbsp dijon mustard 3 Tbsp melted butter 5 tsp honey 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs handful of fresh chopped parsley handful of chopped fresh dill zest of half a lemon a little grated fresh parmesan or Gruyere cheese Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together honey, mustard and butter. In another bowl mix the breadcrumbs and other ingredients. Salt and Brush with mustard mixture and top with breadcrumb mixture. Cook in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and to desired doneness. Serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley. BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH SHERRY BACON CREAM SAUCE Not everyone is a fan of sprouts, but they are traditional. This lifts 1lb brussels sprouts trimmed and halved lengthwise 1 Tbsp salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 slices bacon chopped 1 shallot chopped 1 clove garlic minced 1/4 Cup cream sherry 1/2 Cup heavy cream

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12 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Beachtime Sundowner by Ayn Riehle is the centerpiece of her upcoming show at Bajo el Sol. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ayn Riehle looked to familiar surroundings to take inspiration for her upcoming show at Bajo el Sol; the water. A six-by-three-foot triptych of waves cresting is the centerpiece of Riehles January show and opening reception on Friday, January 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The initial spark of inspiration was lit about three years ago when Riehle attended an artists gathering on the North Shore of St. John, she explained. My fascination with waves coming ashore revisited my days spent at sea, absorbed in their ebbing, geometric patterns, said Riehle. After growing up in metropolitan New York, Riehle migrated north to Burlington, Vermont where she graduated from the University of Vermont with a deing a career in the art world, a life change introduced the artist to the Caribbean. What followed were 14 winters sailing these waters, complimented with summers back on Lake Champlain, she said. Five years ago I washed ashore to make St John my permanent home where I have been showing my art at Bajo el Sol. Its no wonder that Riehle was inspired by waves, which initiated numerous water colors before she attended an annual retreat with fellow artists at Small Point, Maine. The rolling open water waves, their shoreline interface complete with turbulence and foam, combined to focus the project for me, said Riehle. The artist continued to look to the water both in Maine and on St. John and this year created the engaging triptych which centers her Bajo show. This year the Small Point gathering was the genesis of the acrylic triptych that centers the project, said Riehle. Subsequent time on Boatman Point watching waves throwing themselves onto unforgiving rocks yielded larger and more dramatic works that along with the six foot triptych will be featured at my show. Dont miss the chance to checkout Riehels acrylics and watercolors focusing on waves at Bajo el Sol in Mongoose Junction. The opening reception for Riehle is on Friday, January 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will also feature classical guitar by David Laabs. Riehles work will be featured during the month of January at Bajo el Sol, located upstairs at Mongoose. For more information, call the gallery at 693-7070.Get Washed Away at Ayn Riehle Opening Show Jan. 3 at Bajo el Sol Best Decoration Most Original Most Unique Most Caribbean Most Holidayish Personal FavoriteTIEOcean Grill Wins Mongoose Junction Holiday Decoration Contest

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 13 Enjoy Privacy and Convenience at On the EdgeBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Located just a few minutes drive from the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay, yet tucked away on just under two acres, On the Edge villa offers the best of both worlds. This three bedroom, three and a half bathroom Estate Contant home is for sale for $4.599 million, explained Holiday Homes of St. John broker/owner Christie ONeil. It is On the Edges combina tion of privacy and proximity to all that St. John offers which sets this home apart from others on the market, explained ONeil. This property could not be recreated today at any price, she said. The homes waterfront with more than 500 feet of shoreline and two acres of privacy, plus the convenient proximity to town, just doesnt exist to buy anymore. The homes waterfront location also means breathtaking views and cooling breezes. On the Edge is a gated estate which affords views across Pillsbury Sound. Enjoy beautiful tropical sunsets and watch as the lights on Little St. James, St. Thomas and even St. Croix twinkle in the distance. The home features spacious decking with plenty of room for dining and entertaining. Work on that tan on the tiled deck and cool off in the refreshing pool. Or seek shelter from the suns rays and stretch out on one of the shaded lounge areas at On the Edge. plan with soaring ceilings and extensive island stone work. The kitchen features custom mahogany cabinetry and stainless steel appliances while the oversized common area was designed with entertaining and island living in mind. Arches and double doorways literally bring the outdoors inside at On the Edge, where you are never far from the crashing surf and cooling trade winds. On the Edge features a romantic master suite and two additional private and spacious en suite bedrooms as well. The home allows one to lounge in luxury, guilt-free as On the Edge incorporates environmentally-conscious design elements, explained ONeil. Architect Doug White is known for his sustainable green building techniques that protect and preserve the environment and the hidden solar arrays here are prime examples in a beautiful, worthy setting, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. With its dramatic waterfront location and exquisite attention to detail, On the Edge offers that rare combination of privacy in a great location. This property is simple but elegant, an extraordinary value offered now at $4,599,000, said ONeil. For more information about On the Edge, call ONeil at (340) 7748088 or (340) 998-7451. special property. Virginia Ruth Neal ornthwaite June 25, 1924 June 24, 2013 Virginia Ruth Neal ornthwaite died on June 24, 2013, a few hours before her 89th birthday. She was at the home of kind, loving friends where she resided in the Friends House community of Santa Rosa, California. Involved in many organizations, activities and travel, and with the love and support of family and of an abundance of cherished friends, she was fully engaged in life to the end. Aer retirement in 1981, Virginia (with Fred) lived at their home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and at Friends House in Santa Rosa, California. Among the many interests and projects she engaged in, Virginia was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and was actively involved in e Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and the Virgin Islands Audubon Society. In Santa Rosa, she was a board member of Friends House and also served on numerous committees.A Memorial Service will be held at the Oppenheimer Beach Pavilion on January 4, 2014, 12:00 Noon 4 pm.In the style Virginia loved, the event will be a potluck. If you would like to contribute a dish please contact Kate at katendesign@mac.com, 693-9099 or Jennifer at jennifer.troisi@gmail.com, 776-6407, who are coordinating food and drinks for a well rounded buet.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE:FRIDA Y JANUAR Y 2nd2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John Tradewinds A Holiday Message from Doggie PrisonOn behalf of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and remind everyone about the importance of safety at Christmas time. Please take a moment during this holiday season to ensure that your holiday is safe by checking your decorations, and if drinking, remember to designate a driver. Tips Christmas trees should be kept away from heat sources such as candles and electric heaters. Never leave your home or go to bed without unplugging your Christmas trees. Candles are not to be left unattended and must be extinguished properly. We hope you will not need our services this holiday season, but we are here ready to serve twenty-four 24 a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Never go back into a burning building. Gods blessings on you and may He keep you safe all year round. Steve Brow V.I. Fire Service DirectorHoliday Safety Tips from V.I. Fire Service DirectorWere coming to the close of another year. Resolutions made at the beginning of this year were achieved, are still ongoing or were discarded. Wheth held a lot of sweet and bitter memories. Friends and families buried this year bring a touch of sadness during our holiday season. Two ladies in particular, Mrs. Eric Parsons and Mrs. Patricia Walters. During my employment at Inter-Island Boat Service, these wise and gentle ladies helped me to become a better man. Along with Ms. Vashti Boynes, they listened as I poured out my struggles and congratulated me on the victories. Its wonderful to be around people who truly love and care for each other. My prayers go out to their families and to the many others who will be spending Christmas without them. Lets hold our loved ones close and truly appreci ate the blessings in our lives. Weve made it through 2013. Emmanuel Prince This holiday season, when people are sharing love and good wishes, Ill still be here, in a foreign prison waiting for my release. My days will be much like all the others. I have spent many months, or is it years, little to eat and deprived of most of the comforts of life. Ive all but given up hope. Im writing my story so perhaps others will not end up like me. I dont remember much of my early life except that for some reason, I was taken into foster care and eventually adopted. My new adopted family really seemed to like me and I got along well with the other family members. I and the other kids would watch TV together, have snacks, play and have a good time. I was so happy to be part of a real family. Like most kids, we did get into trouble once in a while, I guess thats to be expected. Often times, though, I would get punished for doing something that I didnt know was wrong. I never really got an explanation of why it was wrong, nor did I get any parental guidance as to what I should be doing. I was just little then and didnt know any better. As I grew, no one seemed to want to take the time to teach me rules on how to behave. I couldnt understand how I was supposed to naturally know these things. I desperately wanted them to treat me better. I would have done anything that they asked of me, if only I knew what it was. As time went on, things got worse. The hitting and yelling started and soon, that was about the only attention I ever received. Not much kindness, love or understanding was ever shown to me. Finally, I did something that was unforgivable. I grew up. They put me in my prison, chained to a dog house in the corner of the yard. Its foreign to me. My very nature makes me want to be with my family. Once a day someone comes to give me some food. Id love to be able lick the hand that feeds me, but I barely get a pat on the head. I used to bark for atten tion, but my cries fell on deaf ears and eventually I gave up trying. I spend my days and nights, in desper ate boredom. This Holiday Season, I can only hope that someone will take pity on creatures like me and release us from this horrible life and let us become family members once again. In the meantime, I and others like me, have only the best of wishes for all of mankind. Barb CritesAt Look at 2013

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 15 Governor John deJongh and First Lady Cecile deJongh Share Holiday Greetings Letters To St. John TradewindsHappy Holidays! As the traditional holiday season begins we want to share with you our thoughts best wishes and prayers all Virgin Islands and all Virgin Islanders near and far. Although this season may be a season of jolly it is successes and challenges of the last 12 months and possible resolutions of 2014. On a personal level we give thought to our lives, count our blessings and cherish the people who mean the most to us, the value of family and friends beour relatives and treasure the relationships that have formed and molded our lives, our close friends whether near or far become prominent in our minds and we reach out to them to express our happiness that they are with us on this tremendous journey. community that is so prevalent in the Virgin Islands, our territory has a remarkable resiliency in the face of natural and man mad disasters, and this is truly a blessing. The people of the Virgin Islands are known for being resourceful and helpful to each other for extending a hand to someone in need. Even though work together and overcome the obstacles thrown in our way, for we realize life is better for all of us when we join forces. The year of 2013 has indeed been a challenging year for all of us in the territory, the latest in a string on the challenges and the many successes that have characterized this year. And who does not love the holiday season, for most of us the holidays are highly anticipated providing a wonderful break from our normal routines and heighten our love for each other and our commu nity. Unfortunately, there are some among us who are alone, isolated, or disadvantaged in other ways and they do not feel the spirit of the season. I urge you to reach out to anyone in such a situation and include them in your family or churches celebra tion. Sometimes just the act of extending your hand and your heart to someone makes all the difference to that person. Also the families of on duty National Guard and military personnel often celebrate the holidays without beloved fathers, mothers, sons or daughters please consider including these divided families in your festivities and your prayers. These individuals are for going their holidays for our safety and security, the greatest gift that can be given. We are very grateful Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Three Kings Day I offer you best wishes for a memorable and peaceful holiday. As the decorations of the holiday season appear in every store, every street and every neighborhood on St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and Water Island our communities respect and tolerance of all religions, viewpoints, life styles and beliefs are renewed. The history and heritage of our territory has instilled within us the truth that religious freedom is an undeniable right that must be valued for all and by all. So with the lighting of candles on the menorah or the display of Christmas tree or wreath or the offer ing of guavaberry rum we celebrate the holidays in our own ways. Although these differences separate us in small ways, the love that is inherent in our holiday celebrations unites us as Virgin Islanders. With respect for one anothers values and views our community is a strong reminder that peace is possible through understanding, tolerance and fellowship. Please enjoy the many events that characterize the holiday season here at home, from the highly anticipated Cruzan Christmas Carnival to the Annual Childrens Christmas Party on St. John to Miracle on Main Street in St. Thomas and the Challenge of the Carols. There are so many fun and family oriented activities that are planned this year. Each one is designed to bring together the residents of our islands in celebration and friendship. We look forward to seeing many of you at these venues, and at the many school and church festivities that will take place. On behalf of the employees of the Virgin Islands government and my family we wish you a memorable holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2014. May your holidays be characterized by charity, for giveness, tolerance, friendship, respect and above all else love. And may these trends follow you into the coming year, and may God bless each and every one of you and the United States Virgin Islands. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Governor John deJongh and First Lady Cecile deJonghSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Cecile deJongh and their children share

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16 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 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 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 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 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 Church Directory That is what sets you apart. You make sure you get out there with the community. Keep up your great work and lets keep this going for another 20 years, said Pogson. One of the groups annual activities is its Day of Service, which for the past few years has entailed hosting a BBQ party for wounded veterans. The St. John Chapter of AARP of the Virgin Islands also ensures that its members are aware of the changing medical insurance requirements, explained past president Madeline Sewer. Several years back we had a conference and people got infor mation about health insurance and banking and we invited a lot of other groups to come out with information, said Sewer. Community outreach and sharing information is important. While the chapter does provide important resources for its members, laughter can often be heard echoing from the groups monthly Cruz Bay meetings as well. I come out to meetings because people in my church are here and its a nice fellowship, said member Joan Bermingham. We tell some wonderful stories and have some laughs. I really like the people in this group, said Biziewski. AARPs message of dignity for aging people is why Sally Browne, an Executive Council volunteer for health with AARP, takes such an active role in the organization, she explained. I stay active with AARP because I like what they stand for, which is dignity for people over 50, said Browne. What AARP community. To mark 20 years, St. John Chapter of the AARP of the Vir gin Islands members enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Fish Trap and received gift bags which included Elaine Esterns 2014 calendar, donated by the artist.St. John AARP Chapter Celebrates 20 YearsContinued from Page 4 St. John Tradewinds birthday, St. John AARP Chapter a calendar by local artist Elaine Estern. reusable shopping bags and more.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 17 St. John Tradewinds Virginia Ruth Neal Thornthwaite died a few hours before her 89th birthday on June 24, 2013. She was at the home of kind, loving friends where she resided in the Friends House community of Santa Rosa, California. Involved in many organizations, activities and travel, and with the love and support of family and of an abundance of cherished friends, she was fully engaged in life to the end. A Memorial Service on St. John will be held at at Oppenheimer, Gibney Beach (between Caneel Bay and Hawksnest) on January 4, 2014. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee on June 25, 1924, to parents Hudda H. Neal and Grace V. Fine Neal, she grew up there with her parents, her younger brother Robert, and extended family. Virginia attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and attained a degree in Economics. She met Fred Thornthwaite (deceased January 2004) while working as an Antioch student intern at a Michigan cooperative that Fred managed. Virginia and Fred shared a common belief that the cooperative economic model for business could better provide for motivated businesses. Virginia dedicated her adult working life to founding and managing Cooperative Services Incorporated (CSI) sumer cooperative organization and later, elderly housing, and optical and dental cooperatives. After retirement from CSI, Virginia (with Fred) lived at their home on St. John in the U.S. Vir gin Islands and at Friends House in Santa Rosa, California. Among the many interests and projects she engaged in, Virginia was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and was actively involved in The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and the Virgin Islands Audubon Society. In Santa Rosa, she was a board member of Friends House and also served on numerous committees. Virginia is survived by her brother Robert Neal and wife Judy of Arlington, Massachusetts; oldest son, Robert Fred Thornthwaite and wife Donna Ellis of Sugar Land, Texas; her younger son War ren Neal Thornthwaite and wife, Elizabeth Wright of Menlo Park, California; grandson Martin Ellis Thornthwaite and wife Laura of Frisco, Texas; great granddaughter Elizabeth Anne, daughter of Martin and Laura; and cousins, nephews and nieces in California, Florida, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and other states. For questions and condolences please contact: Robert Thornthwaite, 13910 Placid Woods Ct., Sugar Land, TX 77498-2659, rthornthwaite@att.net or Warren Thornthwaite, 147 Hedge Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, warren@ kimbalgroup.com Those who wish to make Memorial contributions in Virginias name to organizations she supported may choose from the following: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1-937-767-2341 Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, Michigan 49046, 1-269-623-5555 Cooperative Services, Incorporated, 8425 E. 12 Mile Road, War ren, MI 48093 Friends House, 684 Benicia, ObituaryVirginia Ruth Neal Thornwaite June 25, 1924 June 24, 2013 Virginia Ruth Neal Thornthwaite died a few hours before her 89th birthday on June 24, 2013. She was at the home of kind loving friends where she resided in the Friends House community of San ta Rosa, California. Involved in many organizations, activities and travel, and with the love and support of family and of an abundance of cherished friends, she was fully engaged in life to the end. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee on June 25, 1924 to parent s Hudda H. Neal and Grace V. Fine Neal she grew up there with her parents, her younger brother Robert and extended family Her mother was the U.S. Postmaster fo r Kingsport and her father owned a small business and was keenly interested and conversant in philosophy, populism and humanist progressive ideas, all of which were a strong influence in Virginias intellectual development and her participation in community organizations, cooperatives and her belief in economic and social justice. Encouraged by h e r parents expectation that their children strive to attain a solid education, Virginia was one of the top studen ts in her high school and was on the debate team. While attending Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and attaining a degree in Economics, she lived in cooperative student housing and was a member of a food co op. She met Fred Thornthwaite (deceased January 2004) while working as an Antioch student intern at a Michigan cooperative that Fred managed. Virginia and Fred shared a common belief t hat the cooperative economic model for business could better provide for peoples needs than solely profit motivated businesses. They were determin ed to help develop a cooperative business, indeed a movement, that would significantly improve the lives of i ts members and to broadly educate people in cooperative principles and action. Virginia d edicated her adult w orking life to founding and managing Cooperative Services Incorporated (CSI) with Fred This not for profit consumer cooperative organization first included a dairy cooperative and later, elderly housing, and optical and dental cooperatives in Michigan. The successful elderly housing component of CSI has expanded across the United States. Virginia Thornwaite Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! 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In June, the Department of Property and Procurement advertised for bids, bids were received a month later, evaluated and Island Roads was selected as the contractor in August, according to the prepared statement. By November, the Federal Highway Administration had concurred with the contractor seproject. Sometime during the three year process of completing the FHA application, the Fish Bay Road section seems to have been scrapped from the overall project. Last weeks press release from Government House did not mention Fish Bay Road, address when the funding was approved by FHA, or mention a bill appropriating $500,000 from St. John Capital Improvement Fund to DPW for Centerline Road repairs, which deJongh signed last month. The prepared statement did quote the governor expressing his relief at getting started on the project. This roadway damage was caused by Tropical Storm Otto and I am relieved that we can commence this project to ease the challenges faced by motorists on a regular basis along this well-traveled roadway, deJongh was quoted in the press release. DPW Commissioner Smalls said in the release that he understood residents frustration with the lengthy process of beginning road repairs. I appreciate the patience of the St. John commu nity, and understand their frustration for the time it has taken us to reach this point, Smalls was quoted in the Government House press release. But this reconstruction period will allow the contractor to mobilize his crews and carry out the work as effectively to a level of functionality that is safe for pedestrians and motorists alike. Several St. John residents, however, werent ready last week to believe that repairs will actually begin next month. promised starting date for repairs to Centerline Road, said one resident who asked to not be named. They were supposed to start work in September and then in October. Now they say in January. Well just have to see, said the resident.18 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552ConstructionStronghouse Construction 340-513-4538 or 340-777-7556 The Concrete SpecialistGreen BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos 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 Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 340realestateco@gmail.com www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Chefs Corner: A Decadent Christmas FeastIsland Roads Starting Repairs T o Centerline RoadContinued from Page 5 Dissolve the salt in enough water to cover the brussels sprouts in a bowl and soak for an hour. Drain off the water and toss the sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Fry bacon in a little oil until just beginning to brown. Reduce heat and add shallot, stirring until translucent. Toss in garlic and cook for one minute. Add sherry and cream, combine and bring to boil. Reduce by half, until it will coat the back of a spoon. While the sauce is cooking, lay brussels sprouts cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, until brown. Toss into the sauce, season if necessary and serve. BISCUIT CURLS 2 medium egg whites 1/2 Cup caster sugar 1/2 stick melted butter Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold in sugar, then the mixture on the baking sheet spaced well apart and spread out thinly into a circle using the back of a spoon. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 10 minutes until golden brown. The edges will brown more than the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute before shaping around a wooden spoon or another utensil handle. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and place cooled biscuits in an airtight container. POPOVERS No roast beef is complete without popovers (Yorkshire Puddings to us British folk). 3 extra large eggs at room temperature 1 and 1/2 cups milk at room temperature, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 and 1/2 Tbsp butter melted, plus softened butter for greasing Preheat oven to 425 F. Generously grease poppans in oven for two minutes to preheat. Meanwhile place in egg, melted butter and salt. Whisk in milk to make a batter. Fill the preheated pans just under half full and bake for 30 minutes without opening oven door. Serve immediately. VODKA CRANBERRY BLUSH This is a sophisticated Christmas treat. 200 ml each of Vodka and Cointreau 600 ml cranberry juice 400 ml orange juice strips of peel from 2 to 3 limes crushed ice to serve Pour Vodka and Cointreau into a jug, then add cranberry and orange. Stir well. Pare strips of peel form the limes. Fill 12 glasses with crushed ice and pour cocktail over ice. Finish each glass with a strip of peel. ZABAGLIONE A yummy, yet simple dessert. 6 egg yolks 1/2 Cup sugar 250 ml Marsala Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until light whisking constantly. Put the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and continue whisking until mixture gradually heats up. After about 5 minutes the mixture will have doubled in size. Remove from heat and be careful not to overheat or the eggs will scramble. Pour the mixture into 6 individual glasses and serve warm. If desired biscuits are a great accompaniment. Continued from Page 10

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St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands Bureau of Cor rections Director Julius Wilson announced last week that a female on Saturday, December 14, for introducing contraband into the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility. On Saturday, December 14, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Correcinto the prison. Massicott was in possession of a paper bag, which after being searched by a Sergeant, had been found to contain four bundles of what is suspected to be marijuana and one small clear baggie containing a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine. Massicot, 35, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Police said Massicot was arrested when she tried to bring a paper bag containing 131 grams of marijuana and 16 grams of cocaine into the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility. Massicott was booked for possession with intent to distribute, arraigned on Monday morning, December 16, and released on a $10,000 bond. She has been placed on administrative pending the outcome of the investigation. According to the preliminary police report, Massicott was at work on December 14 and went to her car at about 2:30 p.m. She was observed on video camera retrieving a bag from a vehicle in the parking lot and bringing it back in to the facility. Massicot told contained her lunch but when the bag was checked the narcotics were found inside. She was placed under arrest at just before 5 p.m. the same day.St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. To date, no tipster has ever been discovered due to a fault in the system anywhere. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know. St. John On December 9 at about 2 a.m., police received a report that a man was assaulted and robbed by two unknown males in front of La Tapa in Cruz Bay. The victim indicated that he was approached by two Caucasian males that were about 5 and with medium builds. The victim was punched several times and his wallet was grabbed from his hand. Tell us what you know. St. Thomas On December 4 at midnight, a man was walking along Kronprindsens Gade when a black male approached him and demanded that he repay his debt. The victim was then struck in the face several times with a very hard object. He turned over his cell phone and $260 and the suspect ran off in the direction of Simmonds Alley (westward). Step up and be part of the solution by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsFriday, December 13 12:05 p.m. A Great Cruz Bay resident p/r that his rental vehicle was damaged while parked at Mongoose Junction. Auto collision. 12:54 p.m. Security from the Westin Resort and Villas c/r that a guests fanny pack was stolen. Grand larceny. 1:15 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that a male threatened to kill her. Threats, D.V. 4:56 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone was stabbed in the area of the Cruz Bay fuel dock. Assault in the third. 5:08 p.m. Badge #1250 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Cleve Mahabir under arrest and charged with Assault in the Third. His was bail was set at $50,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. Saturday, December 14 1:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that a male threatened to rape and kill her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 1:53 p.m. A citizen p/r that a male threatened her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was threatened by a male. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 6:00 p.m. Badge #1222 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Kenson Jolly of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with creating a Public Nuisance. 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. 8:35 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that her daughter and her daughters boyfriend were in a physical altercation. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. 9:07 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that his minor son threatened to kill him with a knife. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Sunday, December 15 12:10 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance at Mongoose Junction. Police assistance. 1:25 a.m. A citizen c/r a male on the ground in the area of Centerline Road. Police assistance. 8:00 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of the Lumber yard. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, December 17 4:58 p.m. A citizen c/r three minors unattended in the area of Coral Bay. Police assistance. 5:50 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Kwami JnBaptiste under ar rest and charged with Grand Lar ceny. His bail was set at $36,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 6:08 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 10:19 p.m. A citizen c/r hear 11:42 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. W ednesday, December 18 12:14 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with a male on the ground in the area of Wharfside Village. Police assistance. 4:18 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to remove someone from the barge. Police assistance. Thursday, December 19 1:47 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to remove an individual from Wharfside Village. Police assistance. 8:14 a.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her cell phone in the area of downtown Cruz Bay. Lost phone. 7:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that a male was following him. Police assistance. 11:12 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that someone stole his cell phone. Grand lar ceny. Friday, December 20 9:10 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that his neighbors were creating a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. V.I. Police Capture Fugitive from Justice on St. Thomas Corrections Ofcer Arrested for Introduction of Drugs Into Golden Grove PrisonSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Yasmeen MassicottSt. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds A fugitive from Justice was taken into custody on December 12 on St. Thomas. is wanted in Broward County, Florida for violating the terms of her probation ten times. The probation violations stems from a 1998 conviction for possession of cocaine and diazepam, which is a tranquilizing drug. at the Cyril King Airport at about 6:15 p.m. December 12. She was taken into custody and will be held pending her extradition to the state of Florida.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263T uesday, December 24 Dont miss the fun in Cruz Bay on Christmas Eve this year!Santa Claus is set to arrive on the Caneel Bay fer ry around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, December 24. Santa will arrive in Cruz Bay to the delight of island residents young and old. See you there! Sing your way through Cruz Bay with the Unitar ian Universalist Fellowship on Tuesday, December 24. To join in, meet at 5:30 p.m. at Mongoose Junction in the courtyard area near Bouganvillea. December 23-29 Tradewinds W ednesday, December 25 Annual Serenade in Franklin Powell Park is set for Christmas morning, December 25, starting at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26 Kwaanza Sunday, December 29 Dan Zuckergood and Laurie Herrick will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John Service on Sunday, December 29. They will discuss music that has inspired hope and justice and music as a vehicle for change. Zukergood is a Professor of Education at Teaching in the Real World: Strategies to Survive and Thrive, published by Merrill. Herrick is a veteran fundraiser, organizational development consultant and CEO of RAINMAKER Consulting. T uesday, December 31 Sisterhood Agenda is hosting its 4th Annual Sister hood/Brotherhood New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Cruz Bays Franklin Powell Park on Tuesday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, January 4 Dont miss the chance to hear some of the most talented and accomplished St. John School of the Arts alumni back at their old stomping grounds on Saturday, January 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the arts school. W ednesday, January 8 The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School lower campus. Saturday, January 18 Mark those calendars for January 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. when the St. John Animal Care Center will host its annual Winter Gala at the Hall House in Estate Chocolate Hole.BREAKING STORYACROSS to) DOWN

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 21 Tutor Available FOR RENT: One ($1150) and two ($1600) bedroom apartments across the street from the Westin Resort. Unfurnished except for washer/dryer, stove and refrigerator. Apply at St. John Properties. 693-8485. TUTOR AVAILABLE: Veteran teacher available for enrichment or remedial tutoring for children 5 to 14 years old. Very experienced in individual learning styles and furthering motivation. 617-688-3818 For Rent/Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEPrime street level retail location, first month FREE with one year lease For more information: or Andy EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILA BLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce For Rent STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS, AUTOS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 PASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 CORAL BA Y HOUSE for Rent, 2.5 Bedroom 1 Bath, Unfurnished, Located near Love City Grocery on Kingshill Road, $1,425/mo, call 1.480.626.7571. Storage BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS!Credit Cards Accepted*3 ACRES* Adjacent to National Park, Gentle grade, easy build. Convenient beach access. Call Peter at John Foster Real Estate 340-513-1850 Located at Battery Hill, only a short walk away from Cruz Bay. This 2bd/2ba Harbor View condo has breathtaking views and cool breezes. $475,000. Peter @340-513-1850 John Foster Real Estate Condo For Sale For Sale: Two apartments in compound located in Cruz Bay Valley. 340-776-3455 For Sale The Staff of Tradewinds Publishing wish the St. John community a safe and happy holiday.In observance of the Christmas Holiday, our office will be closed to the public from December 24 to December 30, 2007. Regular business hours resume on Monday, December 31, 2007. Our Next Issue Is Monday, January 7, 2008. In observance of the holiday, and in conjunction with our news office relocation, St. John Tradewinds will be closed to the public from Monday, December 23 to Sunday, December 29. Our new office will be down the hall from our current location.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 23 Residents Toast the Season and Cuddle Puppies at ACC Open House and abused animals. COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 54 YEA R S! INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Exceptional BVI views from nearly acre, 2 home property on lower Bordeaux. Large cottage with kitchen & living room area, bdrm, bth, sleep loft & wraparound porch. Second cottage is roomy efciency with full kitchen, bath & lovely front view porch. Live in one & rent the other! COQUI COTTAGE Caribbean cute and ready to be loved! Studio layout with king bed in a solid masonry building makes a great start on this .5 acre lot. ROTUNDA A private, gated estate in Upper Peter Bay bordering pristine VI National Park. 5 bdrm/5.5 bth villa w/ lavish outdoor bar, in nity edge pool, sen sational views across St. Johns North Shore to the BVIs. Beaches minutes away! WATERFRONT ON THE EDGE Breathtaking views of 8 islands, perfect private location, minutes from Cruz Bay w/ 500+ ft. of shoreline. Gated estate on nearly 2 ac. designed for island living & entertaining, heated pool, romantic master suite, 2 add. BR suites & extensive common areas, plus solar array. VI FRIENDSHIP VILLA Cliff side along the waters edge of Great Cruz Bay. 6 bdrm suites, exercise room, game room & private sandy beach. This villa offers high quality waterfront living w/ luxurious amenities & view of your boat in the harbor below! CINNAMON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an ex quisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans avail able for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA MARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals and sunsets over St. Thomas and Pillsbury Sound. One level living with fabulous Great Room! STONE POST COTTAGE Carib bean charm on a 1.5 ac. lot of lush tropical gardens in Chocolate Hole. 3bdrm/3bth main house, stone guest house, & a small island cottage. Spacious deck wraps around 55x15 lap pool, spa and gazebo. SAVE WAPA COSTS! SEA TURTLE VILLA is a green SOLAR NETMETERED contemporary home that cash ows! Amazing water views, sleeps 8, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and great room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! LOVE VIEW TOO 2 br/3bth w/ sweeping views to East End & BVI. Concordia home near Salt Pond Bay and US National Park is all-masonry construc tion w/ pool. Villa w/ pod living is ide al for rental or family retreat. COMPLETE THIS DREAM The ground work has been laid for a new owner to step in and complete this house! Completed is a masonary 2x1 apartment and a detached 1x1 wood cottage. VILLA MIMOSA IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down is land & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $54,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man -agement. $499,000 MLS 12-249$2,395,000 MLS 13-499 $7,485,000 VIDEO MLS 12-424 $3,599,000 MLS 11-186 $4,599,000 MLS 13-538 $1,999,000 MLS 10-381 $1,295,000 VIDEO MLS 13-432 $1,150,000 MLS 13-470 $790,000 MLS 12-139 $372,500 MLS 13-498 GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO PETIT TRESOR (a small treasure) at Cruz Bay Villas is a charming onebdrm condo w/ a romantic view over the pool & across Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas. Pool with wrap around deck and great sunset views! $325,000 MLS 13-86 $615,000 MLS 13-346 $4,599,000 MLS 13-512 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING $745,000 MLS 13-129$695,000 MLS 13-459 MOTIVATED SELLER SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 144,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 175,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 199,000VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 206,000CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 229,000 LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000CONCORDIA from $ 295,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,500,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 54,000 HH-TW 12.23.2013 A.indd 1 12/20/13 10:24 AM

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24 St. John Tradewinds, December 23, 2013-January 5, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Keeps Sing-Along Tradition Alive