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St. John tradewinds
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Maho Bay Pavilion Renovations Slated for June, Despite Lack of FundingPage 7New Ferries, Ambulance Boat and Plans for New Island School Coming This YearPage 9 February 8-14, 2010 Copyright 2010 EPA Regional Administrator Tours Local WatershedPage 3 FOXY SPOTTED AT FRIENDS GALAMike Bertolino shows his Virgin Islands pride by displaying the “V.I.” hand sign with Jost Van Dyke celebrity Foxy and fellow Virgin Islander Lindsay Soper during the annual Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Gala on Saturday night, February 6. The fundraising event was hosted by Janet and Martin Marshall at their waterfront villa in beautiful Great Cruz Bay. Additional photos on back cover.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.com The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.com Black History Month: See Page 2

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2 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 St. John Tradewinds The 17th Annual Health Fair will be on Sunday, February 14, at The Marketplace. The event, sponsored by the Cruz Bay Seventhday Adventist Church, will run continuously throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers from the church will be manning health-related stations on the second level of the shopping complex including: blood pressure screening; glucose and cholesterol testing; real-age anal ysis; medical counseling; HIV testing; massage therapy; exercise demonstrations and more. For more information contact Pastor Ammaran Williams at 775-1388 or Debbie Marsh, Marketplace general manager, at 7766455.Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free Vow Renewal at Trunk Bay CeremonyJoin the Love City Pan Dragons’ boat trip to the St. Croix Agriculture Fair. The boat leaves St. John at the Cruz Bay bulkhead on Friday, February 12, at 11 a.m. And leaves from St. Croix on Monday, February 15, at 2 p.m. The cost for adults is $85 round-trip or $65 one way. The cost for children is $65 round-trip or $50 one way. Tickets can be pur chased at Connections or Courtesy Car Rental.Boat Tickets to STX Ag Fair Available ment at the eighth annual free marriage vow renewal with Love City’s barefoot minister Anne Marie Porter. The ceremony will be on Sunday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay beach. So far 630 couples have enjoyed the free, fun event. No registration is required, just show up! For more informa tion call Cathy Dove at 642-2182 or email Cathy@bookitvi.com. The next St. John Historical Society monthly meeting is Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. David Knight will present a photographic journey through time. Knight will share “The Awakening of an American Paradise: Three Decades that Transformed St. John,” seldom seen photographs of St. John taken by Knight’s parents, Anna and George, between 1936 and 1966. The meeting will also feature Eleanor Gibney, who will present selected images from the society’s new book St. John: Life in Five Quarters. Members and guests are invited to come and are encouraged to bring along any photos, postcards, or illustrations they might have from this period, so that they can be digitally copied for preser vation in the SJHS archive. All images will be handled with the utmost care and promptly returned to their owners. Next Historical Society Meeting Feb. 9By Chuck Pishko St. John Tradewinds People today view slavery as the Southern “peculiar” institution that was allowed to continue there. Under our founding fathers, the Compromise of 1790 was thought to be the action that gave the 13 colonies a chance to survive as the United States of America. Unfortunately, it proved to be the Sword of Damocles suspended over the nation which fell and tore it asunder with the great Civil War. The trade between the Northern colonies and the sugar plantations in the Caribbean is common knowledge. What’s shocking is the discovery of Northern plantations worked by African slaves. This littleknown and seldom-studied aspect of colonial history recently began being studied in earnest on the Beverwyck Plantation in New Jersey and the Sylvester Plantation on Shelter Island, New York. Beverwyck was studied as part of the WashingtonRochambeau Revolutionary Route (1784-83) from defeated. The study was conducted in 2004 for the New Jersey Department of Transportation by McCor mick Taylor and John Milner Associates. The archeological and archival data associated with the enslaved labor force of Beverwyck provides tury enslaved Africans, a socio-cultural group that tends to be less represented in archival records. The data has revealed new and astounding information on the practice of slavery in the northern United States. Connections with the Virgin Islands are plentiful, especially the shift of British Loyalists to the Caribbean and wise colonists looking for new lives in America. In 1772, Lucas von Beverhoudt, a planter on St. Croix, purchased 2,000 acres of land from William Kelly, a New York merchant, for 12,000. Included in the purchase price were “the Negroes, horses, cattle, hay, grain, and stock of every kind, with the household furniture and implements of husbandry on the said farm.” (Chancery Court Case File 1793) The farm produced grain, hay, cattle, and horses. (NJ Chancery Court). Kelly and von Beverhoudt may have bar tered the land, exchanging the New Jersey property for a plantation called “Santa Maria” in St. Croix (Wheelock Papers). He was alleged to have brought an additional 200 slaves with him. He arrived in New Jersey and took up residence at Beverwyck in June, 1779. Von Beverhoudt maintained a constant correspondence with his fellow Virgin Islanders. On November 23, 1779 in a letter to John Rogiers, Esq. of St. Croix he wrote “quarter my pipe of wine by heavens, I must have it or I am ruined. Frequently General Washington Also in November, 1779 he wrote to William B. Huyghue: I as well as my family are well. We live in a world of company. General Washington’s headquarters for this winter is in Morris Town [Washington arrived December 1, 1779], 7 miles from me and the whole army is encamped in its vicinity. I am acquainted with that of consequence. Have company enough and will spend this winter merrily, especially as we have been so successful this campaign, this country has beyond a doubt . In another letter dated November 24, 1779 to Joseph De Wint, Esq. (St. Thomas), Von Beverhoudt writes: Mama and myself is very happy to think there part of the world, whatever makes you hesitate to wyck will perfectly recover you, if you are not yet quite [sic] you to pay us a visit you would so much like the Jerseys that you would never think of returning to pitiful St. Thomas. The New York Times in July, 1999 reported that ar cheologists from the University of Massachusetts and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia had begun to study Sylvester Manor. Starting around 1650, this plantation was supplying provisions for the family’s sugar plantation in Barbados. Ships delivered preserved meats, grain, barrel stave, and lumber and returned with molasses for making rum. The labor on both plantations was performed by enslaved Africans — more than 20 slaves working in the North and 200 on Barbados. Excavations focused on the slave quarters, a formerly overlooked aspect. The archeologists have found wattle and daub houses similar to those found down South and in West Africa. They also found earthenware cooking pots noting similarities to pottery in Nigeria and Ghana. A burial ground on the property holds the remains of about 200 Africans and Native Americans. In fact slavery existed in all of the colonies including the venerable New York City. Twenty percent of the city’s population was slaves. Recent discovery of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan has brought this involvement to the public’s attention. These slaves built many landmarks there including Battery Park, two Trinity Churches, lina, had more slaves. ciety was founded and dedicated to freeing the slaves. Two years later, a school was opened to educate freed slaves, the African Free School. A true emancipation law took effect on July 4, 1827. Since white citizens often attacked blacks on public holidays, the 5th of July was chosen for the celebration of slavery’s end in New York. Black History Month is the perfect time to honor those African-Americans who lived through this evolution of human freedom in places where the injustices, while newly discovered, are no less painful.17th Annual Health Fair Set for February 14 at The MarketplaceSenate President Louis Patrick Hill is hosting an open commu nity St. John Summit meeting on Wednesday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage all local St. John groups, community activists and concerned citizens to identify and solutions which Hill can help address. For more information call the senator’s St. John liaison, Bonny Corbeil, at 693-5874 or email bonnycorbeil@vipowernet.net.St. John Summit Meeting February 10Celebrating Black History Month:Studies show that northern colonies were heavily involved in slavery

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Armed with a three-year $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coral Bay Community Council has ambitious plans to slow the stream of stormwater runoff that muddies the harbor after rainfalls. ritory last week, the new EPA regional administrator got a watershed and CBCC’s planned stormwater management projects funded in part by the EPA’s Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant. Judith Enck, who two months ago took over the reigns of the EPA’s Region II — which consists of New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — met cluding Governor John deJongh and Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Robert Mathes. Enck also took time to tour the Coral Bay area with CBCC president Sharon Coldren, CBCC board members and V.I. National “In about 2003 or 2004, with barely any government oversight, development grew very rapidly out here,” said Coldren. “When we moved here, there were 14 lights at night and now none of us can count them anymore. Stopping stormwater runoff and protecting the environment were key concerns of the CBCC board and members.” “So we began programs to address stormwater runoff and partnered with the V.I. National Park to elevate the discussions and programs,” said Coldren. With its recent development and expansive watershed area, Coral Bay is the perfect place to attack stormwater runoff, explained VINP’s Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon. “With the development in this area, if we can’t get a handle on stormwater management here, where are we going to get a handle on it,” said Boulon. “There is nothing we can’t accomplish if we work together,” said VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. Enck was impressed with the partnership between CBCC and the VINP and the work done by Coral Bay residents. “I’m really excited to be here and really impressed with all the proactive work, especially the partnerships you have,” said Enck. “I’m very impressed with the initiative here. They say, ‘people lead and leaders follow.’” “Well here the people are leading and the EPA is following,” Enck said. “We’re really looking for results here and we know there is a lot at stake.” After meeting at Le Chateaux de Bordeaux, the group toured the Mill Vista neighborhood where residents installed water bars to road. Enck also saw stormwater management measures developing at the Calabash Boom affordable housing site and met with CBCC board members and stormwater engineer Joe Mina before heading to Puerto Rico on Tuesday night, February 2. With two full time staff members in the Virgin Islands, the EPA is dedicated to seeing environmental programs progress in the territory, explained Enck. “We had a lot of really good meetings this trip and I’m getting a good sense of the environmental challenges here,” she said. “Every island has a different set of concerns, but there are some over arching ones. Stormwater challenges is a big one and I’m delighted that CBCC has a CARE grant.” “Planned land use prevents habitat destruction,” said the EPA regional administrator. “Smart growth and planned development avoid headaches down the road.” The number one thing the Vir gin Islands needs is a comprehensive recycling program, according to Enck. “Proper disposal of solid waste is an urgent need here,” she said. “That is why the V.I. needs a comprehensive recycling program. It’s crazy to be burying recyclable and reusable materials, especially ones that have value.” “We need to establish a mandatory recycling program,” said Enck. “First reduce, then recycle and then set up robust programs to compost organic materials.” 2009 R A IN DATAat Trunk BayJanuary Rainfall2.97 inchesAverage January Rainfall3.17 InchesTotal YTD Rainfall2.97 InchesAverage YTD Rainfall3.17 Inches St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 3 Thursday, Feb. 11th INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 Community Calendar .........18 Crossword Puzzle ...............18 Ferry Schedules .................20 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituary ..............................16 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 Wha’s Happn’nin’...................5EPA Regional Administrator Tours Coral Bay WatershedCoral Bay Community Council leads Judith Enck on tour of local watershed St. John Tradewinds News PhotoEPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, above center,

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Local food, music, dance, crafts and art will take center stage in Love City this month as the 10th annual St. John Arts Festival gets under way. A full slate of activities are scheduled, starting on Thursday, February 18, and running through Saturday, February 26. The festival will kick off with the St. John Film Society’s February 18 screening of “Sarayaku: Rivers of Corn,” by Marta Bautis, who will be on hand for the event. Film will remain the focus of the Arts Festival on Saturday, Febin the V.I. Productions Mini Film Festival at the St. John School of the Arts. Starting on February 20, Cruz Bay’s Frank Powell Park will be full of local food, crafts and music. Check out local craftspeople’s Caribbean made clothing, jewelry and more while grooving to St. John musicians all week long. Love City Pan Dragons, Love City Leapers and Inner Visions will entertain the crowd on February 20. On Sunday, February 21, drille dancers will be featured in the park and the Caribbean Ritual Dancers will perform that night at the Westin Resort and Villas. Other Cruz Bay park concerts will feature Solider Crab Band, Echo People and Koko and the Sunshine Band. Since conceiving of the festival back in 2000, Frank Langley has kept the focus on showcasing local talent, he explained. “I wanted to bring the culture of the island and the real island people to the foreground for the festival,” said Langley. “When I started the festival I thought the local culture was really being overshadowed by all this development and all these things going on.” With help from St. John School of the Arts founder Sis Frank, Langley found the perfect venue for sharing the wealth of talent found on St. John. “I played my idea by Sis Frank and she gave me every support possible,” Langley said. “She was instrumental in getting the festival going and she gave me contacts galore.” While Frank was key to starting the St. John Arts Festival, it has continued to enjoy success for a decade thanks to numerous volunteers, Langley explained. “Corrine Matthias has been working with the festival since day one back when she was secretary to Julian Harley when he was St. John Administrator,” said Langley. “And she still works on the festival for me. It’s totally volunteer, so it’s really a labor of love.” Yolanda Morten and Sonia Sprauve have also been key to hosting a successful festival each year, Langley added. Ten years after launching the festival, Langley has enjoyed watching the week become an anticipated event. “You know it was a good-will gesture really and sure enough it took root,” said Langley. “If I didn’t do it, I’d like to think the place would be a little worse for naught.” Check out the website www. stjohnartsfestival.org for the St. John Arts Festival’s full schedule of events. 4 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 Frank LangleySt. John Arts Festival Celebrates Decade of Local Arts Crafts, Music and Dance ARE YOU P A YING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMP ANY’S GROUP HE ALTH INSUR ANCE?WE CAN HELP!IT’S TIME TO CALLVI Employee Benefit Consultants, Inc. 4003 Weymouth Rhymer Highway, Ste. 2 Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802-2213 (340) 775-9393 / Fax (340) 775-6509 wlewis@islands.vi www.viebcserve.com A R E Y O U P A Y I N G T O O M U C H F O R Y O U R C O M P A N Y ’ S G R O U P H E A L T H C O V E R A GE ?WE C A N H E L P !IT ’ S T IM E T O C A L L V I E m p l o ye e B e n e t C o n s u l t a n t s, I n c . 4 0 0 3 W e ym o u t h R h ym e r H i g h w a y , S t e . 2 C h a r l o t t e A m a l i e , V I 0 0 8 0 2 – 2 2 1 3 ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 9 3 9 3 / F a x ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 6 5 0 9w l e w i s@ i s l a n d s. vi w w w . vi e b cse r ve . co m Positions include: Security Access Controller (Full – time) : is responsible and implmenting security control procedures for the Census Crew Leaders (Part – time) : are responsible for training and directly supervising approximately six Enumerators. You will be required to collect completed forms from Enumerators, Crew Leader Assistants (Part – time) : work varied hours in order to assist the Crew Leader in the daily collection of completed work from Enumerators. Enumerators (Part – time) : conduct interviews with respondents and work evening and weekend hours. *** A valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle are required for all jobs. COMPETITIVE PAY administered at the Nazareth Lutheran Church Community Center in Cruz Bay. St. John testing will occur on Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. No cell phones are allowed in the testing area. 30 posiFor more information, please call the It’s In OUR HandsJOBS ST. JOHN

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds For three days this month, the beautiful and histor ic Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins in the V.I. National Park will become the backdrop of academic discussions, time-honed crafts, traditional food and local music. The 19th Annual Folklife Festival will be on Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, February 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme, “Virgin Islands Culture 2010,” will focus on the English Creole language and will feature discussions from a variety of presenters, as well as musical entertainment and traditional food and crafts. Featured presenters include Gilbert Sprauve, Myron Jackson, Olabayo Olaniyi and Guy Benjamin. Music will be provided by Chester “the Mighty Groover” Brady, Eddie Bruce, Smalls and the Merry Makers and more. “Gilbert will talk about linguistics and we’ll have Chester Brady talk about folk songs and we’ll get the children involved,” said VINP Ranger Denise Georges, who founded the festival almost 20 years ago and continues to ensure it’s success annually. Since its inception, the Folklife Festival has been focused on highlighting local culture as well as the African Diaspora experience. “We’re always looking at our culture and we started this to commemorate Black History month and our own unique heritage,” said Georges. “This year we’re trying to showcase the English Creole language within the Virgin Islands so that it’s not forgotten. You use all these words from this language and you can look at the lineage of its development.” “You can see that even though we say we are losing this, in one sense it’s really being expanded,” she said. “Language is something that is alive and is changing all the time.” The topic is sure to make for interesting discussions, especially with the entertaining linguists Sprauve and Olaniyi, who joins the festival from Nigeria via Iowa. “Gilbert and Olabayo will be talking about the English language and will use metaphors and proverbs to emphasise the birth of art and culture together,” said Georges. “They will use the understanding of language to lead interactive discussions with students during the day and during our night time program.” Other exhibits and presenters at the 19th Annual Folklife Festival include St. Johnian woodworker Avelino Samuel, basket weaver Clyde Dale, painter Karen Samuel, beekeeper Elmo Rabsatt and steel pan player Olanzo. ers and traditional bread bakers will also be showing off their skills in the shadow of the stone ruins at Annaberg. Students from across St. John and St. Thomas will take part in the fun and educational activities. The public is invited to join the free festival at any time. light and bug spray. The annual Folklife Festival is sponsored by the VINP, V.I. Government, St. John Community Foundation, V.I. Council on the Arts, Friends of VINP, and funded in part by a grant from the V.I. Humanities Council. For more information contact Georges at 7766201, ext. 239. St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 5 English Creole Language Takes Center Stage at 19th Annual Folklife FestivalWha’s Happ’nin’ by Sis Frank Jazz V.I. All Take a Few Sundays’ RestSt. John Tradewinds The Beach Bar will have different shows on Sunday, February 7, and 14, and March 14 and 21. It was great fun to see Cliff Finch back for a few weeks from the states. Cleveland Clinic Telemedicine Connection Very Successful So many St. Thomians, St. Johnians and visitors have been helped by the doctors in Ft. Lauderdale! We are thankful to all who have brought this connection to the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic. If you are not well and need expert help in solving your problem, just call our clinic at 693-8900 for an appointment. SJSA Dance-a-Thon was Exciting The young boys and girls danced the night away and, believe me, the rhythm was bouncand beautifully dressed. It was a lesson in proper attire for dancing, how to follow your partner’s steps, and good manners for the We like to teach our dance students to have fun as they follow waltzing and even hip-hop. The adults were enjoying “Rum and Coca Cola” as much as our students! St. Johnians Help Haitians Private plane owners, Red Cross and many other organiza tions and individuals have joined in a massive effort to aid the poor people of Haiti. Clothing, food, medical supplies, doctors and nurses are badly needed. Please do your part.

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6 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 Meet Blake Parker: Stormwater Management Coordinator for CBCCBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After relocating to St. John from Iowa in 2008, Blake Parker didn’t picture himself helping oversee a million dollar stormwater project. Since accepting the position of coordinator of Cor al Bay Community Council’s stormwater manage ment project, however, that is just what the former trial lawyer is doing. in Coral Bay, Parker is sepnding most of his time meeting with residents and home owner associations group’s ambitious stormwater management efforts. In collaboration with the Fish Bay Owners Association and the V.I. Resources, Conservation and Development Council, CBCC was awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvest ment Act. In total, VIRCD was awarded $2.7 million in NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration funding for three projects in the Virgin Islands — install ing swales and culverts on Estate Fish Bay Road, addressing a severe gully erosion at East End Bay on St. Croix and the Coral Bay watershed projects. CBCC plans to install water bars, swales, retention ponds and other measures in several sites across the Coral Bay area in an effort to stem the tide of runoff ment in the runoff that does reach the bay. The road from semi-retired trial lawyer to CBCC stormwater project coordinator was actually a short and direct one, Parker explained. “I met [CBCC president] Sharon Coldren, who told me about the job,” said Parker. “I actually started out in law with the idea that I would be an environmental lawyer. I never practiced it, but it’s what got me into law and is something I’ve always been inter ested in.” In addition to the NOAA funds, CBCC was also awarded a three-year grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, through which the group was able to hire stormwater engineer Joe Mina. While Mina returned stateside for personal reasons several months ago, he is still consulting with CBCC and residents for the stormwater projects. Since becoming project coordinator, Blake has been working closely with Coldren and Mina and has learned some interesting lessons. “I’m doing everything with the NOAA project,” Parker said. “The EPA CARE grant, which Joe Mina started working under, really started the stormwater project. The NOAA dollars are going to implement what the EPA grant originally funded.” “My job is to make this all work,” said Parker. “So in that I guess my job is to coordinate all the efforts between the neighbors, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the VIRCD.” While much of Parker’s time is spent ensuring that all paperwork is in order and CBCC is in line with all the big picture. “I haven’t begun to see the best part of the job yet,” said CBCC’s stormwater management coordinator. “I think the best part will be to see a photo taken by the St. John Tradewinds that shows the bay clean after a rain.” Until then, however, Parker is enjoying working with Coral Bay residents, he added. “Working with neighbors has been great,” he said. “Eveyone has been really cordial and understanding. There are some groups who want to be on the top of the list, but they recognize that everyone can’t be on the top of the list.” For more information about the stormwater mana.m. and 5 p.m. and talk to Parker or call 776-2099. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottCBCC’s Stormwater Management Coordinator Blake Parker “My job is to make this all workto coordinate all the efforts between the neighbors, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the VIRCD.”— Blake Parker, CBCC Storm Water Management Coordinator ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. John’s Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds on the drawing board, renovations to the Maho Bay beach pavilion have been funded — although further funding will be needed to complete the project — and scheduled to begin in June of this year. The design, planning and compliance procedures were completed many years ago for parking and pavilion improvements, restrooms and parking for approximately 50 cars. “The design phase has been completed and the funding component is approved, but it’s underfunded,” said V.I. National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. “We’re currently putting in another updated request to increase the funding level to allow us to negotiate a design build contract with a local company out of St. Thomas.” The National Park Service will pull the extra money from fees collected in dent the Maho Bay project will be fully funded, he added. The existing pavilion will be restored and expanded, and an independent structure will be built to house restrooms. Satellite parking for approximately 25 cars will be constructed at the beach’s east end, and there will be parking for an additional 25 cars at Maho’s west end. Picnic tables and grills will be insimilar to facilities found at Hawksnest, according to Hardgrove. The project is expected to cost less than $500,000. Hardgrove estimated the entire renovation process would take seven to eight months. “We hope to have it ready for next season,” he said. During the renovation, which will be managed by VINP Facilities Manager Keith Macneir, residents and tourists can expect the beach to remain open and accessible. “Parking will always be accessible,” said Hardgrove. “We’re working hard to keep the access open for all people.”St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 7 Despite Lack of Funds, Maho Pavilion Renovations Slated for June St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Andrea MilamThe lack of adequate parking at Maho Bay, which often leads to cars parking haphazardly and obstructing the roadway, will be a thing of the past when the V.I. National Park constructs parking lots with approximately 50 spaces this summer during renovation of the beach’s facilities.

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8 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 GHS-Auction Save the Date ad.indd 1 1/14/10 1:27:03 PM By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds lished book, St. John: Life in Five Quar ters, the St. John Historical Society is hosting an adventure at sea aboard Coral Bay’s own tall ship. The 110-year old steel schooner Silver Cloud will carry up to 50 passengers on a day sail out of Coral Bay harbor on Satur day, February 20, starting at 9:30 a.m. The day will feature an optional snorkeling stop in Round Bay, and depending on the wind, a cruise along the south shore of St. John up to Lameshur. On board activities include historical presentations by David Knight, Les Anderson, Eleanor Gibney and Silver Cloud Captain Elliot Hooper. A catered lunch prepared by Shipwreck Landing’s Chef Jim McManus and water will be included in the $90 cost. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The sail culminates almost a year of work by SJHS board members Bruce Schoonover, Robin Swank, Eleanor Gibney and David Knight to create St. John: Life in Five Quarters. “Since its inception in 1974, the primary mission of the St. John Historical Society has been to identify, document, preserve and share the rich history of this very special island known as St. John,” said Schoonover. “The society has done this through informed activities and programs, the publication of an outstanding newsletter, and by the development of a comprehensive website.” St. John: Life in Five Quarters, a 216page stitched soft cover book, brings together 66 articles culled from the pages of SJHS’s monthly newsletter. “The society has been doing a newsletter for the past 10 years and I’ve been doing it for the last six years,” said Schoonover, SJHS’s newsletter editor. “Once I became in charge of the newsletter, I really was a writing.” “Up to that point we really didn’t have full summaries of some of the presentations we had at our monthly meetings,” Schoonover said. “We started meticulously recording the presentations and printing them in our newsletter.” The group ended up with about 115 ar ticles over the decade, from which the editors selected the best ones to tell the tale of Love City from the Danish colonial days to the present, explained Schoonover. “From the collection we picked the best of the best and what we have is 66 different articles that really describe life on St. John from the very early Danish days right up to the present time,” he said. “This book also contains an impressive collection of images — many of which are being published here lication of St. John history in the last two decades, according to Schoonover. “This is, from our perspective, really the years that is exclusively about the history of St. John,” he said. “Ruth Low’s , printed in the 1980s, was the last volume to come out. And we used the latest technology so there are crystal clear photos.” “It truly is extraordinary,” said Schoonover. “I think it is going to be very well received by the public.” The February 20 Silver Cloud day sail will also be a SJHS fundraiser, as the group has big plans for the future. “This is obviously designed to help us fund the book, but also the society is growing all the time and we have this vision of some day having our own home and our own archive,” Schoonover said. “We’d build our collection. So we’re really trying us to take the next step.” The Silver Cloud adventure can only accommodate up to 50 passengers and SJHS members expect to have a full boat. Tickets are available at Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay and Keep Me Posted. Interested attendees should bring their own snorkel gear.Set Sail on Silver Cloud Feb. 20 with the St. John Historical Society St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of SJHSThe 110-foot steel schooner Silver Cloud will take St. John Historical sail out of Coral Bay harbor.

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St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John ferry companies can count on having two new vessels by the end of the year, according to Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls. In testimony before the V.I. Senate Committee of the Whole on Wednesday afternoon, February 3, Smalls gave an overview of the department’s capital projects on St. John, including plans to bus shelters and obtain two new ferry boats. “During the month of February 2010, the Department of Public Works, Division of Transportation, will publicly advertise an Request For Proposal (RFP) for the design and construction of two new passenger ferryboats,” said Smalls. “Funding for this endeavor has been realized through the successful grant award of $3 million from the ferryboat discretionary fund, $1.5 million from the Federal Highway Administration and approximately $600,000 from various FTA grant awards.” “It is the goal of the department to receive the new vessels during the fourth quarter of 2010,” said Smalls. bids for construction of a new ambulance boat to replace the deteriorated Star of Life, and hope to select a vendor by April, Smalls explained. “The Department of Health, through the Department of Property and Procurement, have solicited bids for a state-of-the-art ambulance boat that will be capable of performing in all types of weather and off-shore conditions,” said Smalls. “Bids have been received and it is anticipated that a vendor will be selected during the DPW, in conjunction with the Department of Education, hopes to select a contractor this year to begin plans for a new St. John school, according to the commissioner. “The Departments of Education and Public Works, the Ofreceived from the Department of a grant award in the amount of $200,000 for the development of a new school on the island of St. John,” Smalls said in his testimony before the Senate. “These funds will be utilized to secure the professional services of a contractor to establish program and schematic designs for the school. An RFP will be advertised during the month of February 2010.” brand new place to sell their wares near the Enighed Pond Marine facility, thanks to a project launched by DPW, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, V.I. Port Authority and the St. John Adplained. “DPNR, the V.I. Port Author ity and the St. John Administrator have coordinated the development Smalls. “Since this project will be situated within the Port Author ity’s boundaries, it will be most effective to develop one CZM application which will include both the interim parking solution and sion to CZM and public bids,” the DPW Commissioner said. “The start of construction is slated for the third quarter of 2010.” After being delayed for more than two years, DPW expects to make progress on long-planned improvements to the Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay, according to Smalls. “DPW, in collaboration with the St. John Administrator, have comment of the Franklin Powell Park revitalizations,” he said. “Adver tisement for bids is planned for funding available for this project is $300,000.” In addition to the federally funded improvements to South Shore Road, DPW has big plans of its own in 2010 for other Love City thoroughfares, Smalls added. 2010, DPW will commence work on Bordeaux Mountain Road at a cost of $1.2 million,” said Smalls. “During the third quarter of 2010, work will commence on Bethany Road and Kings Hill Road at a cost of $1,075,000.” VITRAN riders will be able to wait for the bus in comfort this year, Smalls explained. “Four bus shelters will be renovated on the island of St. John through funds received through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal Transit Administration grants,” said the DPW Commissioner. “Stone Masonry Inc. was selected to perform this work at a cost of approximately $150,000. We anticipate that this work will commence during the During his testimony, Smalls also said that the Cruz Bay Roundabout project will be competed in 2010, ahead of schedule. “The roundabout project in Cruz Bay, which began in August of 2008, is a federally-funded project that is 90 percent complete,” said Smalls. “At a cost of $6.9 million, Island Roads Corp. is slated to complete the project during the second quarter of 2010, ahead of schedule.”New Ferries and Ambulance Boat Coming This Y ear, Says DPW Commissioner DPW, in conjunction with the Department of Education, hopes to select a contractor this year to begin plans for a new St. John school, according to the commissioner.

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10 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 St. John Tradewinds Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands St. John Chapter aluminum recycling program. Both VINP and Friends of V.I. National Park teamed up to purchase 24 green plastic drums resembling the shape of soda cans and marked “Aluminum Recycling” in support of the community’s grass-roots recycling program. These bins will be placed adjacent to trash receptacles at heavily-visited beach access areas along North Shore Road as well as at Salt Pond and Lameshur Bay. Collected aluminum from these bins will be transported to the community’s recycling station located at the Enighed Pond Marine facility. St. John is only recycling aluminum cans; all tin, plastic and glass products will not be accepted and should be placed in trash receptacles.VINP Joins Recycling EffortsA crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Deliveries from St. Thomas Available WATER DELIVERY 24/7 P P r e se n t s r e se n t sS a r a y a k u : S a r a y a k u : R i v e r s o f C o r n R i v e r s o f C o r na d o c u m e n t a r y b y M a r t a a d o c u m e n t a r y b y M a r t a N o e m B a u t i s ( 6 3 m i n ) 2 0 0 9 T hur s T hur s , Fe b 1 8 , Fe b 1 8t h t h ~ 7 : 0 0 P M ~ M a r k e tp l a c e , ~ 7 : 0 0 P M ~ M a r k e tp l a c e , 3 3r d r d Fl Fl M eet t h e Fi l m m a ke r : M a r t a B a u t i s M eet t h e Fi l m m a ke r : M a r t a B a u t i sPl e a s e j Pl e a s e j o in u s f o r a s p e c ia l p r i f ix e d in n e r b e f o r e t h e s h o w ! o in u s f o r a s p e c ia l p r i f ix e d in n e r b e f o r e t h e s h o w ! 5 : 3 0 PM 5 : 3 0 PMC a l l f o r C a l l f o r M e n u & R e s e r va t i o n s : 3 4 0 -7 7 7 7 3 3 3 M e n u & R e s e r va t i o n s : 3 4 0 -7 7 7 7 3 3 3 F o r d e t a i l s v i s i t F o r d e t a i l s v i s i tw w w . s tj ohnf i l m . c om w w w . s tj ohnf i l m . c om By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the exact schedule of events has yet to be set, one thing is certain — Steve Simon’s eighth annual blues festival will rock St. John from March 17 through 21. Since Simon presented the First Annual St. Thomas Blues Festival at the Reichhold Center for the Arts last month, many residents have questioned whether he would produce a St. John blues festival this year. Simon, however, has put those fears to rest. “I have received about 10 messages since we announced the St. Thomas Blues Festival,” said Simon. “It seems a lot of folks think that we did the St. Thomas event in place of the St. John event, but that is not so. The eighth annual St. John Blues Festival is around the corner, from March 17 through 21.” The lineup for this year’s festival — which culminates on Saturday, March 20, with the big — features Memphis-based blues and boogie pianist and saxophonist Deanna Bogart; frequent Blues Blues Ambassador from Norway Jan Tore Lauritsen; the Ford Blues Band; EG Kight; Shakura S’Aida; the Ty Curtis Band; JP Soars and the Red Hots; and Washboard Jo. In addition to the main Satur day night event, concerts will be hosted all week at venues across the island. Check out stevesimon presents.com for more information or email stevesimonlive@yahoo. com.Blues Festival Around CornerGHS Shares Spirit at PartySt. John Tradewinds who won the Spirit Award at the tion in December, shared their fun — and food — with their fellow dancers on Tuesday, January 26. Fifth graders from all three island schools battled it out over merengue, fox trot, tango and swing dance steps on the ballroom at the Westin Resort and Villas in midtition of the Dancing Classrooms’ St. John program. place, Julius E. Sprauve School took second place and GHS won the Spirit Award — a pizza party — for the loud support of its dancers. Instead of enjoying all the pizinvited GBS and JESS Dancing Classroom participants to join the fun. Students from all three island school enjoyed food and games on day, January 26. Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of GHS fell island students to share the fun.

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St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 11 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM St. John Tradewinds An elderly Cape Cod lady gave me a handful of black seeds years ago, saying it was some sort of very old-fashioned morning glory. She didn’t know the name of the plant but knew I’d love it. I planted them in containers on my deck here on St. John and was amazed by their growing habits. Each season I’ve carried the seeds back and forth between my two places so I can always have a mass of them growing on fences to attract hummingbirds and butI no longer put out sugar for the birds because even the bananaquits come to feed on these little blooms, which open early each morning and close as the sun goes down. I originally planned to give seeds to people all over St. John, but decided instead to propagate ers for themselves and could then snip and save the seeds to use however they wanted. What I hadn’t considered was the plants’ need to tangle togeth er, and so the nursery project has been incredibly labor intensive. I have to treat each little pot like a bonsai, to be pruned, rewound and trained individually every day — hours and hours of work in the sun among all these little red blooms, around me. Seeds that have dropped on the bare ground around my deck don’t generally germinate, and if they do, don’t survive without lots of sun and water — which of course they don’t get. vigorous little plants won’t ever go wild and become invasive in our island environment. Valentine Vines are so named seed seeks one partner to form a strong root system. They then twine around each other for strength and stability. What better symbol for true love? They’re strong and wiry plants, and their blossoms attract hummingbirds, bananaquits, bees and plants want to spread and climb they’re now in protective cages. At home, remove the pot and plant them in moist soil with room for their roots and a place in the sun for them to climb. They will not naturalize. They need your help to grow. Spread the beauty across St. John. Save the seeds to give to friends or to plant new vines whenever you need them. They grow quickly from seeds and set new blossoms every day. So snip off the seed pods to keep your vines blooming. Valentine Vines will be avail able at select locations during the next few weeks. For more infor mation, email carefulhands@ earthlink.net. — Paula MylesValentine Vines Are Available This Week Speaker Series presentation on Friday, February 12, at 6 p.m. featuring author and guest speaker Cristina Kessler. The series is designed to promote the awareness and insight of authors and their books related to local culture, community and educational assets. There will be time for questions and answers with Kessler following her reading. Refreshments will be available.Cristina Kessler Speaking Feb. 12 Pre-Valentine’s Day Food Sale Feb. 13 Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Myles The vines attract hummingbirds, bananaquit, Come to the Coral Bay Triangle on Saturday, February 13, johnny cake, peas and rice, corn on the cob, cole slaw and potato salad. Local drinks will also be available. Music will be provided by Henry Powell.ACC Needs the Community’s HelpThe Animal Care Center is competing for a chance to win $10,000, but the group needs the community’s help. com, is hosting a competition to give away a total of $100,000 in grants. Each day people can vote for their animal shelter of choice and the shelter with the most votes on April 18 will win the grand prize $10,000 grant. Three $3,000 grants and 51 $1,000 will also be awarded along with weekly winners, a Canadian and an international winner. People can vote every day until April 18 at www.animalrescues ite.com. Click on the “Shelter Challenge” tab on the side of the page and then enter “Animal Care Center of St. John” to vote for the local shelter.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dressed to the nines as Annie Lennox — complete with shocking blonde hair — St. John School of the Arts assistant director Kim Wild welcomed a crowd of Love City youngsters to the school’s second annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday night, January 30, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Thanks to pledged dancers, paying guests and donations, the event raked in around $8,300 for the school’s scholarships and program development. ing Classrooms program showed off their merengue sters kept the energy going strong throughout the night, explained Wild. “Everyone who was there had a great time,” said Wild. “There were a lot of kids and the talented Dancing Classroom students opened the event with a merengue.” While some of the youngsters sported costumes for the SJSA Dance-a-Thon, no one but Wild cut and bleached their hair. “I really did bleach my hair and cut it really short,” said Wild. “People didn’t even know who I was. The husband of one of my students works at the Westin and he came up to me and introduced himself.” “He had no idea who I was,” Wild continued. “Some of my students asked what the heck I was doing, but I also got a lot of compliments.” The wild getup was well worth the effort, as the school raked in much-needed funds for its scholar ship program and program development, according to Wild. Up next at the school, internationally renowned pianist Julian Gargiulo will perform on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at Connections or at the door. Anyone who missed the dance-a-thon or who wants to brush up on their skills for next year’s event should be sure to catch one of Teresa Fraguada’s dance classes at SJSA. Fraguada is teaching a series of classes covering merengue, fox trot, tango and more. Sign up for one or all of the Tuesday night classes and attend alone or with a partner. SJSA will also be hosting the V.I. Productions Mini Film Festival on Saturday night, February 20, at 8 p.m. Fore more information about any of the school’s events call 779-4322. 12 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail info@tradewinds.vi fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 37 Years St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Craig DanlgerSJSA founder Sis Frank and Alfredo del Olmo cut a rug during the dance-a-thon. The After-School Program at Guy Benjamin School is SEEKING STUDENTS! The program begins Monday, Feb. 15th(and will run through early May) 3:30 to 5:15pm Monday-Thursday 1st Hour:— will focus on improving academic skills and enrichment in both reading and math.2nd Hour: activities and athletic interests. Registration begins February 8th at Guy Benjamin School, Coral Bay, St. John We hope to see you there!Dance-a-Thon Nets $8,300 for St. John School of the Arts Scholarship Fund

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St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 13 Experienced . Personalized . Professional . ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 2010 Calendars, Greeting Cards, Gifts Accent Items to Brighten Your Home And WallsPlan The New Year Special to St. John Tradewinds Bordeaux Mountain Chicken should not be confused with the mountain chicken of Dominica which is actually crapaud legs, or commonly known as frog legs. Bordeaux Mountain Chicken is a simple chicken cooking with the Sofrito, a primary building block, followed by annatto and bay rum leaves in the marinade. Annatto and bay rum leaves have had multiple uses in the history of the Americas. Annatto, also known as achiote or roucou in Dominica, was originally used by the Carib Indians as both body paint and insect repellent. It is said, annatto was the roucou colored skin that prompted the Spanish Explores to call the native Caribbeans “Red Indians.” Annatto is produced from the reddish pulp which surrounds the seed of the Achiote (.), a small shrub or tree originating from Brazil which can be found in indigenous cookery from Mexico’s Yucatan throughout Northern South America. Today, annato is prominently found in Latin Amer ican and Caribbean cuisines infused in oil or as a powder. It also is used as a food coloring agent. As far back as the mid-19th century it was used to improve the appearance and value of English cheese. Bay rum leaves are native to Granada, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Lucia and, of course, can be found here on St. John. The leathery, shiny leaves have a distinct aroma. They are picked and distilled to make bay rum which is not the kind of rum that is imbibed. It is used in perfumes, soaps and ointments to produce a cooling cosmetic effect. The leaves are also used in soups, stews and pickles. The small dark berries the tree also produces are known as malaguetta pepper. They are used in dishes lands. The following recipe will take one down the culinary road built by the Caribs, Spanish and French. The multiple applications of the annatto and bay rum make it possible, with a little imagination, to expand the romantic nature of the dinner to more sensual endeavors. Happy Valentine’s Day and Buen Provecho from Shipwreck Landing’s Chef Jim McManus! V ALENTINES DINNER FOR TWO BORDEAUX MOUNTAIN CHICKEN WITH ANNATTO-SHERR Y SAUCE Marinade Ingredients: 2Seven ounce leg/thigh portions or 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 2 teaspoons Sazon Criada or Goya’s version with annatto and coriander (see note) 5 bay rum leaves torn into pieces 3 local oregano leaves minced or teaspoon dry oregano 2 tablespoons Tomato Sofrito (Goya) see note 1 orange cut in half, squeezed and added to the marinade 1 lime cut in half, squeezed and added to the marinade 1 cup dry sherry 2 cloves garlic minced 1 small yellow onion thinly sliced Saute: 2 tablespoons olive oil cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold) 1 cup jasmine rice cooked Note: Sazon Criada and Goya’s Sazon and Tomato Sofrito have MSG. While they are great instant sourcreplaced with 1 teaspoon each ground Annatto, Coriander and salt. There is a Sofrito recipe below in place of the Goya product. Directions: In a non reactive (glass, plastic) bowl marinate chicken with the marinade ingredients for 8 hours or over-night. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Remove the orange, lime, and reserve the mari nade. It will become part of the sauce later.Valentine’s Day Menu for Two from Chef Jim McManusBordeaux Mt. Chicken with Annatto-Sherry Sauce Continued on Page 16Annatto, also known as achiote, is found in many Latin American and Carib bean dishes.St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jim McManus.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Susan Mann, and Mauri Elbel COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS Sis Frank, Eliza Magro, Afrika Anhtony, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, and Dustin Prudhomme ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHINGThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 14 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 Recreation Facilities Are Needed at Calabash BoomTo: Governor John P. deJongh, Jr.; Senator at Large Craig Barshinger The Reliance affordable housing development and the new residents of the complex are moving in. There has been a dire need for affordable housing on St. John and this development has produced an attrac tive result for the new residents of the complex. However, some problems still exist that need to be addressed before we let the developer leave the island (water runoff problem adding silt to the fragile ecosystem of Coral Bay and the noise and smell of the wastewater treatment plant controversy are ongoing issues). A new concern has emerged that has implications for the safety of the children who live in the complex. There are already a number of families with children who have moved into the development and there will be even more children when the larger duplex units with three bedrooms are occupied. The problem is that there are currently no recreation facilities (indoor or outdoor) available for the children. The result — the children are riding their bikes on Route 107 in groups. This is occurring dur ing the daylight hours, at dusk and in the evenings. These bike riders are putting themselves at great risk in addition to scaring the drivers of vehicles on Route 107 out of their wits. While it is not good judgment on the part of the children, the real fault lies in the fact that there is a lack of after school activi ties available and other on-site outlets for recreation available at the remote location of the development on our small island. The problem is only going to get worse as more families with children move in. I fear for the loss of life of one or more of these children. This is a tragedy waiting to happen. It was my understanding that the plan called for recreation facilities on the property (tot playground, basketball court, etc.) to provide an outlet for the many children who will be living in the complex. Did the recreation facilities get axed? Who made that decision for a high density complex designed for families with children? If the recreation facilities are supposed to be there, are we going to let another developer leave the island to be space in the community center on the property for activities or after school programs (possibly utiliz ing volunteer tutors, mentors, etc.)? We need answers to these critical questions that impact the safety and future of the children. As stated above, the development was much needed on the island of St. John. Let’s not let the developer residents and their children. Jeff Smock Thank you to the wonderful people of St. John for your generosity and support. There’s no place like home! Brenda WallaceThanks to Community Capitalistic DemocracyCapitalistic Democracy?? This is a struggle between Capitalism and Democracy. The Capitalists — Republicans — are more and more supporting Capitalism, “ethanol-farming.” What interesting damage to our home, the Earth, in the name of saving it. people get serious about the Democracy. Capitalists are very willing the most money and would be very happy to die arguing about it. Take a look at the interesting way they provide health care in this country. It only works, and then very badly, if you are working for a government or a large company. Otherwise it comes out of our pockets, either as payment for insurance directly or diminished our level of health care via reduced income to Government Health Care which is paid for out of our pockets. This really crazy when the richest country in the world is the country that has a level of health care lower than our peers. Greg Miller Last week we were hit in the face with the real ization that we cannot protect ourselves from random acts of terrorism. I suspect that even if we do manage to capture a leader of a particular terrorist group there their “cause.” One thing that we can do is to work to improve the lives of all of the people in this world so that they feel that they have something to live for, that their lives have some meaning and that they do have something to lose. When all of the peoples of the world feel that they have something to live for, none of us will tolerate, much less harbor, protect or join, terror ist groups. Last year I was in Zambia doing volunteer engineering work to establish an Agricultural Training School in a small village of hunter-gathers. The people of the village are slowly starving to death due to a lack of protein in their diet caused by their extermina tion of all of the animal life in the area and their lack of ability to farm. I would like to share with you something that Zambia. “At the beginning of the 21st century, it is well affordable to set up a radio-TV communication educa tion system to be broadcast via satellite in local languages to all parts of the world. These are some of the things that could be taught: We could teach people that they have the right to live the way that they want to live as long as they do not limit others’ rights to live they way that they want. We could teach people in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Republic of Congo and everywhere where people are being oppressed that being human gives them the right to be free and to lead healthy and happy lives. If the leadership of the country that they live in does not provide that, they must change it or move. We could teach everyone in the world that it is his or her unquestionable right to have any spiritual belief that they want and that everyone else has the same right. No one or no group has the right to limit other people’s spiritual beliefs. other, different races, cultures, religions etc. through trading, which we call capitalism. Capitalism is where we willingly trade what we have or what we make for what someone else has or has made. We know that each of us has to be fairly compensated in the trade for capitalism to work. Don’t we? of us, go to bed hungry every night, while more than enough food to remedy this problem is wasted each day. People deserve our efforts to protect them just as Greg MillerImproving the Lives of All

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Liza Trey Comments on Recent Grande Bay StorySeveral corrections should be noted regarding the article, “Grande Bay Gears Up for Short-term Rentals, Says Managing Owner Kane.” We are not suing the developer Bay Isles Associdensity and height. After extensive research, Grande Bay does not meet one zoning criteria in any of the VI zoning districts. In essence, these buildings do not belong anywhere in the territory. This will be proven at trial. The court has already acknowledged this case is for monetary damages. If we prevail at trial, punitive damages may be sought as well. Regarding the controversial mezzanine aspect of the project, Todd Wilson stated, “we just decided we would remove it.” This is incorrect. DPNR/Zoning did not approve DPNR/Zoning has acknowledged they did not review the original plans for buildings A-D, which is in violation of VI Code, Title 29, Chapter 3, section 235(a) “It shall be the duty of the Zoning Administra tor to examine all applications for building or other permits for the use of land and to determine that the application and plan submitted conforms to all provisions of this subchapter, as provided and set forth in subsection c of section 235 of this subchapter prior to the issuance of any building or other permit.” Liza Trey Editor’s Note: The article referenced never stated the Trey family was “suing the developer.” The article stated, “Heirs of the Jadans have fought the develop ment for years, charging it blocks the views from the family’s property.” Willson was referring to the recently completed ticle. St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 15 St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2009 TO-DATEHomicide: 1 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 5 Under Investigation: 5 Solved: 0 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 6 Under Investigation: 6 Solved: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 Under Investigation: 16 Solved: 1 3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 Under Investigation: 66 Solved: 4 Grand Larcenies: 67 Under Investigation: 64 Solved: 3 Rapes: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 2010 TO-DATEHomicide: 0 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Solved: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 6 Under Investigation: 4 Solved: 2 Grand Larcenies: 9 Under Investigation: 7 Solved: 2 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an John. Alcholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the p.m. at St. Ursula’s Multi-purpose center. Alateen Meetings Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. After nearly 20 years as St. John residents and Fish Bay home owners, things are looking a little different around here. We used to be so far off the beaten track that it truly did feel like Paradise. I surely do remem ber when we used to take our puppy for joyous walks on secluded Ditleff Point. Weaving along what was then, barely a goat trail, we hoped that, somehow, others would appreciate this special enclave and therefore, it would remain only delicately touched; preserved for us all to enjoy. Alas, life seldom turns out as planned. Change is inevitable and time forges onward. So it goes with this tranquil island peninsula; sliced into part and par cel and laid forth on the selling block with astronomi cal price tags and attitude to match. Certainly a degree of charm was lost with the bulldozers and paved roads but the location was still delightful for an evening stroll, encountering, per chance, other local residents for a brief chat. Before long, the construction of huge residential estates has left, in its wake, barely a wisp of native life on their respective sites. Once lost, theses delicate island ecosystems are irretrievable so I admit to shedding the proverbial tear as, more than likely, a similar fate awaits what remains. Last evening we again took our ”puppy” for a jaunt, as we have done, almost every evening for nearly 16 years, most lately along the Ditleff Point roadway. While we slept, the gates had swung shut, the bars had gone up, the perimeter had been barricaded, the doors locked and we were on the outside, looking in. It seems that our peaceful walks along this undeveloped shoreline are a thing of the past. So, also, must we wave a fond farewell to enjoying the sunset behind Klein Bay after an evening swim. I can only say that already I miss those moments as another today slips away into the “good old” category. Will we surviveyes, of course. Will there be other joyous outings and discoveries of other lightly blemished destinations, probably, although, “pristine” is becoming more and more of a challenge. Still, I must pose this query. Is existing in harmony with our fellow island residents and with nature, impossible? Is it unthinkable to include our neighbors, in the experiences that bring us joy? To make our selves feel “at home” must every other living thing and every other desire be ploughed asunder? I don’t know the answer to those questions but I do know this. When my turn comes around, I hope that I have the wisdom to recognize, respect and tread lightly on perfection in its natural form. I hope that I am able to delight in happiness, even more so when it is shared with someone else. I hope that any slight participation that I may share in “progress” bring about, in some slight way, a positive or, at least, a neutral result. Other people now own Ditleff Point. It has become exclusively and undeniably “their” property. I am only sorry that I no longer have the opportunity to invite them to experience it as I once did. Something invaluable has been lost in the translation; something irreparable. Newcomers certainly need be afforded the right to enjoy this beautiful island as home and should be welcomed by locals but shouldn’t it work the other way around too? Certainly, in the past two decades, some positive transformations have been forthcoming on the island. The law of nature, however, demands equal and opposite and anyone who shares even a passing interest in St. John cannot help but notice the reverse side of this coin. recollections of days gone by. If nothing else in this expose has yet dated me, this paraphrase certainly Katha RicciardiProgress: A Dubious Distinction

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St. John Tradewinds Rolf Schaub, our good friend and a long-time St. John resident, died on January 27 on the cusp of turning 70. Rolf was born in Boston on April 30, 1940, of German parentage. With his then-wife Cathy, he ar rived in St. John aboard their sailboat “Pelagic” during the “good ole,” halcyon, pre-70 days when island life was a good bit less dramatic, padlocks were more optional, the barter method was readily accepted, help of whatever variety was only a request away and everyone knew not only everyone else but probably a bit too much about their fellow islanders’ per sonal lives. Except for cruising exploits that included a three-year trip deep into east Asia, Rolf was a continually familiar and engaging presence on his adopted island for the better part of 40 years. Rolf Schaub was, to say the least, a man of many parts... Scholastically, early on he was driven to excel, attending Boston Technical High School, followed by Boston University, Trinity University, Germany’s University of Freiburg (on a Fulbright scholar The range of his studies was as eclectic as it was both challenging and wide ranging: a double B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Engineering Management; a Masters in Experimental Psychology; and doctoral work in Physiological Psychology. All that work and studious application to become a hand’s-on Mr. Fix It in Paradise? Sounded Despite the diversity of his educational pursuits, the romantic escapist in his makeup prevailed when he realized the horizonless potential inherent in a cruising sailboat; too soon the vintage Caribbean social setting, the VI’s matchless beauty and the sybaritic lifestyle of St. John proved to be the Sirens’ song of permanent allure. Rolf sailed in, looked around and settled. The year was 1969, the spell was to be long lasting. In half a decade, the family had expanded by one in the presence of a towheaded summer’s child, Tristahn. Making a living in “Paradise” is never too predictable...unless, of course, you have a knack for repairing things at which time the inventive Fixer becomes Mr. Invaluable. How many rental homes were kept functioning, how many refrigeration systems resuscitated, how many water pumps cobbled back together, how many roofs rewaterproofed and how many cars or cycles were brought back from the brink of a mechanical demise thanks to Rolf’s quick-witted attempts to outsmart failing machin ery? His methodology might have been a bit “impromptu” and “inventive” but the results normally proved their self-worth. The man had a Masters in Tinkering. The perfection-seeking artist in Rolf Schaub came out in other endeavors, most particularly in his dedicated, near-manic, all-day weekends type of obsessive caretaking for his beloved “Karingal” a sweet looking, highly robust double-ender on which he made a seminal long-summer cruise to Maine, through the Bahamas and back. With rare exception, few would ever believe that Rolf’s cruising homestead was constructed of steel so resolute was the meticulous maintenance applied to the boat. Most assumed she was popped to say, everything worked...well, most of the time. Sailing was a true passion for Rolf...he was always ready for a delivery trip just as he would readily join a racing crew no matter how hopeless the potential for a reward. And with Rolf aboard, there was never a lack of suggestions, remarks, strategy consultations and advice as to how the boat speed could be inched up or something might be improved. It was part of the game and an ingrained reaction to solving what he viewed as niggling problems that deserved to be addressed. such material in his makeup. Who else would, into his middle years, sport a Dutch Boy, bowl-shaped hair cut? And not many would keep, and maintain, a 1974 vintage Lincoln Continental (Awlgrip painted and sporting the football barn where conditions encour aged preservation and about which many plans were concocted for extended land cruising. And then there’s Rolf on the tennis court with out-moded, fashion-challenged shorts that were always a size or so too hopeful that he still sported the same physique as when he arrived on “Pelagic.” Everyone has their stories regarding the highly idiosyncratic style with which Rolf attacked his life and work...but island life could be considered more vibrant and colorful for such teasingly quirksome anecdotes. Rolf was, in his own way, a man of the “old country” which is to say that developments, “advance ments,” changes and that ole bugaboo Progress were hardly readily accepted...certainly not embraced. His was not a world of Internet expertise, computerese or facility in adjustments to the Brave New World provided by the 21st Century. Give him points and rotors; no thanks to computerized ignition systems. After all, duct tape, baling wire, epoxy and crazy glue were invented for a purpose. In his well practiced Bert-And-I replicated Maine accent, he could opine that “there’s nuttin’ wrong with the old ways...or the old days.” The man had his comfort zone and would articulate such. But then, at the same time, he found it pride he carried for his bright, energized, and tech-savvy daughter, Tiareh Morea, who, along with his sweet natured wife Kazumi, was the Venus-star of Life’s meaning in his later years. One of the original pages of the late 20th Century St. John volume of characters has been ripped from the book. Rolf Schaub sailed in, spent 40 years cruising with us and has now sailed on. In the process, he managed to leave behind a lot for all of us, with either a chuckle or a shake of the head, to recall, reminisce and savor. Rolf, whose parents both predeceased him, leaves behind his thoroughly devoted and eversupportive wife Kazumi; the pistol-quick Tiareh; his island-born son Tristahn whose success Rolf admired; his sister Marlinda who shared his adventures and a small group of German relatives...and then all of us who knew him well and enjoyed with Rolf the riches of island life. Good cruising and calm waters 16 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 Crossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Courtesy of the Schaub FamilyRolf Schaub was a consumate sailor.Rolf Schaub Obituary

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Friday, January 29 5:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. Saturday, January 30 5:16 a.m. A citizen r/ a suspicious vehicle off the road with its horn sounding in Estate Adrian. Unfounded suspicious activity. 10:26 a.m. An Estate Powerboyd Plantation resident r/ that someone was trespassing on her property. Unfounded. 2:05 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted by two males in the area of Estate Bethany. Assault in the third. Sunday, January 31 2:14 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that a boot placed on a vehicle was removed and the vehicle was taken out of the parking lot. Grand larceny. 8:20 a.m. A Coral Bay resident r/ that her boat was stolen. Unauthorized use of vessel. 11:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that she needs police assistance. Police assistance. 3:51 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that he was assaulted. Assault in the third. 2:44 p.m. ADT r/ an alarm sounding at Santo’s Laundry in Estate Enighed. Activated alarm. 5:22 p.m. A Wharfside Village resident p/r that he was robbed. Burglary in the third. 6:13 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 10:05 a.m. The owner of Surly Cantina p/r that he was evicted from his place of business without proper notice and requested police assistance in recovering his property. Landlord/tenant dispute. 6:35 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident r/ an attempted bur glary at her business in Coral Bay. Attempted burglary. 9:45 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ someone on the property of the St. John Animal Care Center. Trespassing. 11:00 a.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident r/ being assaulted. Assault and battery. 5:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he was assaulted by his girlfriend. Assault in the third, D.V. 8:50 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he was involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Simple assault. 8:50 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that he was assaulted. Simple assault. 10:20 a.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident r/ a grand larceny. Grand larceny. 11:20 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that his wallet was missing from his car. Grand larceny. lice-issued radio was missing. Lost property. 6:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone refused to return her money. Breach of contract. 5:00 p.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of The Mar ketplace. Auto accident.St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 17 DIAL 340-776-9111 FROM A CELL PHONE nade. It will become part of the sauce later. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan and fry the legs Turn the chicken and add the chicken broth and marinade. Cook until thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 160-F. (There will be some carry-over Remove the bay leaves and chicken and keep warm to the side. Add parsley to the sauce. Serve chicken on Jasmine rice and pour the sauce on top. T OMATO SOFRITO Ingredients: cup diced ham 3 tablespoons bacon cup olive oil 6 cloves garlic 1 small onion roughly chopped 1 each red and green pepper seeded and roughly chopped 1 cup canned diced tomatoes and their juices 1 teaspoon dry thyme 6 leaves fresh local oregano or 1 teaspoon dry oregano 1 bunch cilantro teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse to produce a puree. In a medium sauce pan bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool and refrigerate. Keeps for two to three days in the refrigerator or keep in the freezer for one month. DOUBLE TROUBLE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE Ingredients: 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chips 4 oz 60 percent coca chips Ghirardelli of course 1 cup chopped pecans 8-10 pecan halves cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large eggs lightly whipped cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Pinch of salt Directions: Lightly toast pecans in oven or with a touch of brown sugar and butter in a pan. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave stirring till blended. In medium bowl blend all ingredients except pecan halves. Place shell in pan and prick bottom with fork. golden at 375. can halves on top. Bake at 375 about 45-50 minutes really good vanilla ice cream and of course a nice red wine. Wow! I am all about easy so I use Pillsbury pie crusts from the refrigerator section of any store (except Dolphin Market). No one has guessed I did not make them and I did not have to clean up all that Here is a make-it-yourself recipe if you must. PIE SHELL CRUST Ingredients: level teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Crisco shortening 3 tablespoons ice water Directions: in Crisco using pastry blender or two knives, unchunks. Sprinkle with ice water one tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with fork until dough will form a ball. Press between hands to form a 5-6 inch pancake. Flour dough lightly, roll into circle between two sheets of waxed paper. This cuts down on the roll dough out.Valentine’s Day Menu for Two Continued from Page 13 chicken with layers of Caribbean St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jim McManus.

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18 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 TWO FOR ONEACROSS 1 Makes a speech 7 College grounds 13 London cathedral 20 Alou of baseball 22 White root vegetable 23 Traveling across a French port on foot? 25 James or Judas, e.g. 26 Say you did 27 “Just a —!” 28 One of the Bronts 30 — Tin Tin 31 Marina del — 32 Bungler’s cry 34 Group working to keep folks in high spirits? 38 Parolee’s shout 40 See 53-Down 41 Painter Peter Paul — 42 Motto of someone who ishes? 46 BBQ food 47 Field units 49 Mtn. stat 51 It follows chi 54 Wedge used for leveling 55 Secluded valleys 57 Position the red veggie on the salad? 60 Small barrel 61 Luau garland 62 Mazda sports car 63 Upside-down sixes 64 President digging a jazz band? 70 Simple commoners 72 “Old MacDonald” refrain 73 Golfer’s item 74 Foofaraw 77 Creepy waterway? 79 Deer with huge antlers 82 Haze 83 Promos 84 Went hastily 85 — good example 86 See-through 87 Prayer start 89 Slap the sheriff’s help ers? 92 Response 95 One online 97 “Cute as a button,” e.g. 98 “Misery” star tending to his plants? 101 River of Spain 102 Paranormal ability 105 — Z (the gamut) 106 Arty NYC district 107 Novelist Fleming 109 Dickens girl 111 Be delayed 114 Section of a statue made of element #50? 117 Top spun on Hanukkah 118 Fold 119 Select 120 Waitstaff members 121 “A Bell for Adano” novelist 122 Electric pianos, for short DOWN 1 Tug — 2 “Hard Cash” novelist Charles 3 The Beatles’ “— Loving” 5 Perfect examples 6 Mailed out 7 LX times V 8 Cry of woe 9 Artist Edouard 10 Sever by squeezing 11 Ending for script 12 — seed bun 13 Vincent of “Downdraft” 14 Data-writing device 15 In support of 16 Mule’s sire 17 Like lies 18 — Jackson Braun 19 Uses up 24 Become a paid athlete 29 Fish-fowl link 33 Suit material 35 Cain’s mom 36 Deli offering 37 NFL hurlers 39 Liveliness 42 Identity obscurer 43 Pain 44 Sets off 45 Possibilities 46 Retracts 49 Title valley of a 2007 50 Notes following sol 51 Writers’ aliases 52 Use eyes 53 With 40-Across, breakup statement famine relief in Ethiopia 57 Math ratios 58 Kitty chip 61 Be beaten 62 — Tse-tung 65 Stat for a slugger 66 “— kleine Nachtmusik” 67 Enjoy a magazine 68 Wheaton or Shriner 69 “Aw, —!” 70 Soup veggie 71 Trailblazed 75 “That — it!” 76 Mean beast 78 Robed singer, often 79 89-Down, in France 80 Elevator company 81 “Colleen” actor Jack 82 Mule or clog 85 Colander 86 Full of irregular stains 87 Be obliged 88 Berlin loc. 89 Pirate realm 90 Glowing coal 91 Lung cells 92 Tonys, e.g. 93 Character 94 Fruit-pitting gizmo 95 “Yecch!” 96 Whiskey variety 99 Christmas seasons 100 Grannies 102 Untouchable Ness 103 Spill haphazardly 104 Glass plates 108 Cousin of NASDAQ 110 Prep school since 1440 113 Sweet drink 115 Vexation 116 Tina of Rock” PREMIER Crossword The St. John Historical Society’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall will feature David Knight, who will present a photographic journey through time. Senate President Louis Patrick Hill is hosting an Open Community St. John Summit meeting on Wednesday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas. 11 St. John School of the Arts presents Julian Gargiulo in concert on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. 12 2010 Speaker Series presentation on Friday, February 12, at 6 p.m. featuring author and guest speaker Cristina Kessler. 13 Come to the Coral Bay Triangle on Saturday, February 13, John’s Folly Learning Institute. mitment at the eight annual free marriage vow renewal with Love City’s minister Anne Marie Porter. The ceremony will be on Sunday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay beach. — The 17th Annual Health Fair will be on Sunday, February 14, at The Marketplace. The event, sponsored by the Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church, will run continuously throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — the historic 110-foot steel schooner Silver Cloud on Saturday, February 20. Tickets are $90 per person, which includes a catered picnic lunch and complimentary soft drinks and water all day. Meet at the dinghy dock in Coral Bay, behind Skinny’s at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available at Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. — The St John Film Society, in conjunction with Janet CookRutnik and William Stelzer, will present the V.I. Productions Mini Film Festival on Saturday, February 20, at the St. John School of the Arts starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13 — Gifft Hill School’s 24th Annual Dinner Auction will be Saturday, March 13, at the Westin Resort. — The Reichhold Center for the Arts continues its 2010 season with the conscious sounds of the United Kingdom’s award winning reggae band Steel Pulse on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10 Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. Tradewinds SubcriptionsCall 340-776-6494 We Accept VISA or MC

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St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 19 Commerical STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10’ x 12’, Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL, OFFICE AND STORAGE RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIRProfessional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does Business Glass/Screens COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 PLENTY OF PARKING GOOD TRAFFIC FLOW Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Get a Tan and a Paycheck! snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: NEXT AD DEADLINE: THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Services new center with market, bank, spa & more ofce/retail space available 1036 sq. ft. reasonable rates / exible terms excellent location next to Westin call Emily for info. #776-6666 1036 sq. ft./ 726 sq. ft. GLASS MIRRORS GLASS SHOWERS SCREENS TABLE TOPSAcross from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269 An EDC Qualied SupplierLICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND P AINTING Commerical Employment Employment Short-term Rental NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location provides an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and V.I. National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four people parking. Starting at $1000/week. For availability and more information, email: stjohnrental@earthlink.net. Chocolate Hole East – furnished 1 bedroom, $950/month, includes electric, W/D, large yard, waterfront. Ron@715-853-9696 SCENIC PROPERTIES CRUZ BAY:Cruz Bay Apartments One bedroom/one bath $1400.00 avail march Two bedroom/one bath/ w/d $1600.00 Two bedroom/2 bath/ large deck/w/d $2200.00 Three bedroom/2 bath/ w/d $1700.00 CORAL BAY One bedroom apt/w/d/ ocean front $1250.00 Two bedroom/2 bath house/washer $1800.00 One bedroom/one bath/ w/d/ocean front $1400.00 One bedroom/one bath $1250.00 La Shackteau Relaxo $1088 mo. 1st, last, security. Non-smoker, adult. Very private on 1 acre, close to busline, taste fully furnished. 1 BR with many amenities. Seaview. 340-779-4154. For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT: 2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house, 30 mile views, paved road, 5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min. Cruz Bay, wrap around covered porches, A/C, W/D. $1400/mo. 561-832-3040 561-602-9484 New 2BR, furnished, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch overlooking Westin, $1700/month; 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129. Long Term Fully Furnished Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth Feb 1 Ron@715-853-9696 Cruz Bay–furnished house, view, 2 bedrooms A/C, 2 bath, W&D. Pets considered. Available Now. $1950/mo. Year lease. (340) 690-4532 Two Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment in Estate Bethany, overlooking Westin Resort with A/C. Call 340-690-1104 Suzuki Island Car for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Call Richard 340 642-5358 Autos Yellow, hardtop, extended length, 4x4, A/C, CD player, hardly driven with 8,000 mileage. $16,500 or OBO (860) 912-3718 Misc. ST . JOHN TAXI MEDALLION FOR FOR SALE Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA house w/yard near mini market $1,400. Available for business use—open your carpentry shop now. 693.3399 CHAIR SALE: Six (6) Mahogany-stained bar chairs – $100 each or all six for $500. Six (6) Coffee wood, outdoor chairs, very heavy and sturdy – $100/ea. or all six for $500. $10 each, one still in box for $40.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 Accommodations 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 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831Air-ConditioningDr. Cool 340-715-COOL (2556) One call for all your air-conditioning refrigeration and appliance needsArchitecture tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831Art/GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Offering Art ClasssesBanking #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa 776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com Located in Mongoose Junction Westin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The Marketplace GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, recycled art, tie dye, paper makingHealth 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s 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 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. John’s Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 info@cruzbayrealty.com 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.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.com RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660 P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831 info@remaxipr.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa tel. 693-7755 Open Wednesday-Monday Ronnie’s Pizza and Mo’ tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery Located in Boulon Center Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSugar Birds 340-776-6909 Located at Mongoose JunctionServices tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds — Call 776-6496 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday Baha’i Community of St. John Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Cruz Bay, St. John 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 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 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 340-715-0530 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 Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 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. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 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 SchoolCall 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Ferry Schedules CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m

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St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 12.21.09.indd 1 12/14/09 10:21:42 PM Kids First! Awards Grants To Schools Tradewinds SubcriptionsCall 340-776-6494 We Accept VISA or MCSt. John Tradewinds Kids First!, a Virgin Islands-based non on St. John announced it has awarded four recent grants totaling $40,000 to two island early learning programs, the St. John Montessori School and the Gifft Hill School. St. John Montessori School was opened by Debra Polucci in September 2008 at the facilities of the John’s Folly Learning Institute. Using the well regarded “Montessori Method,” the school currently provides instruction for children ages three to seven. It is the only licensed early learning procal need in this community. As is often the case with quality pre-school programs, the cost of attending can exceed the capability of parents to pay. To help address this problem, Kids First! aid to help offset the cost of attending the school. This aid will be administered by the Montessori School and will be directed at needs-based students. In addition, Kids First! is providing a two for one matching grant for donations made by individuals and businesses to the Montessori School. This grant will be in place through the 2010-2011 school year up to a maximum of $5,000. Last, Kids First! will provide a grant “I am thrilled at the support Kids First! is providing our school,” said Polucci. “We are part of a vibrant community that under stands the importance of early education. With these grants we will be able to expand our program to children who would not otherwise be able to attend while providing an incentive for the entire Coral Bay commu nity to support our efforts.” “Having a quality early education program right here in Coral Bay is very important to our community,” said Coral Bay Community Council president Sharon Coldren. “Kids First! is enabling the St. John Montessori School to expand and better meet the known educational needs of our community. The matching grant program provides an incentive for all of us who love Coral Bay’s children to help assure this preschool program is available to every child, regardless of their parent’s income.” Gifft Hill School offers the largest early learning program on St. John. Using the Creative Curriculum method, it offers a quality educational opportunity for children age three to six. Unfortunately, the cost of attending this program often exceeds what parents are able to pay. That is why Kids First! is providing a $20,000 grant to assist parents with the cost of tuition in the 2010-2011 school year. “Kids First! has been a generous supporter of early education across St. John includ ing the Gifft Hill School,” said Ed Deusser, GHS interim headmaster. “This is our fourth major grant and we are grateful for the support they have provided us.” The most important time in the developdren arrive at formal school unprepared, immediate remedial action is required, and if a child is not brought up to grade level in basic skills by 4th grade, the outlook for success in school and beyond is in doubt.

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir kT amm y P olloc k CBR HOME LISTINGSLUMINARIA – Luxurious ridge-top villa with incredible views of North shore and down island. Large pool with waterfall, 3 bedroom/ bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings and landscaping, vacation rental history. $2,495,000. PERELANDRA – Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000. CHOCOLATE HOLE –Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home w/ carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86 acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy. $975,00. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa w/ excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000. NAUTILUS – Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound veran da, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.25 acre, tile roof, circular drive. $1,495,000. SEASCAPE – Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt! Spa cious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate caretak er’s cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy. $1,495,000. AURORA – Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000. VILLA ROMANCE – Brand new, lux 4 bd pool villa, features ex quisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral ooring, columns, fountains & sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000. WATERFRONT WITH DOCK – Concrete 3 bd/2 bath home, on large, at 1 ac.at lot, with direct access the bay at your door step. Now only $1,250,000. CHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully dec orated, & maintained rental villa has marble oors, A/C, cus tom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000. TESSERACT – Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/ fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St. Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks, privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000. STONE HOUSE – Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/ covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000. PLUMB GUT – 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000. BAYVIEW – Private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes to Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs connected by pool, decks & patios. 280 views overlooking Francis Bay & North Shore + Coral Bay. $1,695,00. CAROLINA – Small, poured concrete, home with lovely covered wraparound deck. Flat ac. fenced lot. $349K. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms ., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000 BORDEAUX MT. – Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large porch, water view, ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSBETHANY CONDO – Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000. GALLOWS POINT CONDO – Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach, hotel amenities. $695K. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K! SERENDIP CONDO – A great buy! Cute 1 bd unit w/dy namic views, pool & good rental history. $359,000.CBR LAND LISTINGSCANEEL HILL – Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K. DITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent pen insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000. KLEIN BAY – Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K . WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000. CRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Water views, ac. $299K & $379K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, ac., lg. trees. $130 K. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $375K & $415K. LEINSTER BAY – 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K & $329K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000. FLANAGAN’S PASSAGE – 2 beautiful sites. $299K–$350K. ESTATE FISH BAY – Many parcels to choose from, start ing at $165K. Call US for a complete list. ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS – Time to buy. Affordable lots, with water views, $95k and up.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, estab lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000. CHRISTY ANN – New rental villa in upscale neighborhood. Masonry construction with low maintenance features. three bed room/two baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20’ vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex pansion. $1,595,000. CONTRACTED CONTRACTED

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HOMES CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000 MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000 CAROLINA Views to BVI. Well maintained 2-unit cottage, 1x1 plus studio, ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! $585,000 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B , West Indian gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN! LA BELLA VITA is a spectacular villa in the Virgin Grand Estates, 4 a/c identical master suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,000 FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites. $2,190,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on upper level. Lower level: 2 BR, living area & kitchen. A/C. $675,000 BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute popular vacation rental $769,000 AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in the midst of the National Park in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking path to the beach, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. $7,450,000 ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay. 3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000. BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000. AMANI Spectacular sunsets,180 views, prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located in the main building, plus private self -contained guest cottage $2,295,000 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in Nat’l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000 VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere Commanding views, year-round sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000 WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient design. 4BR/4BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 COTTAGE One of the least expensive homes on the market! Great starter home with room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000 CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs, elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers privacy. $1,499,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the impressive recent renovations $1,195,000. FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. 3 BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $1,050,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE:WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US.“The Company that gives back to St. John” WATERFRONT “PRESIDIO DEL MAR” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “CONTENTMENT” Fabulous custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and furnishings throughout!!!. Spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. BEACHFRONT “LIME TREE BAY” HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bedroom stone & masonry home, 490’ shoreline, zoned R-2, no restrictions. Gor geous water views! BEACHFRONT “HARBOUR VIEW” has upscale amenities/ luxury lifestyle/ elegant dcor. Private 1 ac. estate is beautifully landscaped, and affords direct beach access, views of Great Cruz Bay harbor. Boating and swimming at your doorstep! Walk to Westin. WATERFRONT ON DEVERS BAY! “CHOCOLATE BLISS” (5x5) Private, extremely quiet masonry/ stone home has all the amenities one would desire on over an acre of gently sloped land. “VISTAERO” offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. WATERFRONT ”LA DOLCE VITA” is an exceptionally charming 3 bedroom property on the water’s edge with the possibility of boat mooring. 376 ft. pristine shoreline. Panoramic. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses. UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, beautifully-appointed villa has spectacular Coral Bay views. Entry level has spacious great room & covered porch. Interior stair case leads to 2 master suites & lower level studio suite. ”SEABISCUIT” is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. “SAGO COTTAGE” adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonder ful down island views and great rental history. 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. “ FISH BAY” 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that bor ders Nature Conservan cy property make this home a must see! $2,950,000 $1,995,000 DVD $32,000,000 DVD DVD $1,395,000 $975,000 $3,485,000 $685,000 $595,000 DVD $3,780,000 DVD $995,000 Almost 5 ac. $3,500,000 or 4.1 ac. $3,000,00 DVD $2,395,000 OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes and weeks available. Priced from $5,000. “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 “EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 “RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF” Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $ 274,900 “LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 “SUGAR APPLE WEST” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 “CALABASH BOOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “GREAT CRUZ BAY” Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 “BEAUTIFUL EAST END” Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 “AZURE BAY” IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner nancing $ 650,000 “LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 “CHOCOLATE HOLE” VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west views. From $425,000. “ESTATE CONCORDIA” hillside sites with stunning views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John’s eastern coast to Ram’s Head , St. Croix. From $550,000 BEST BUY “JOHN’S FOLLY” OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private gated enclave with shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 “BOATMAN POINT” 2 Waterfront lots with views & breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 “UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “PETER BAY ESTATES” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000 BEST BUY BEACH FRONT “GREAT CRUZ BAY” private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details. EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground utilities. From $285,000“FISH BAY” 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS! “HAULOVER” BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000 “SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Ask about “MUST SELL BEST BUY” SITUATIONS Call or email today for info! HH-TW 2.8.2010.indd 1 2/3/10 11:01:26 AM

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24 St. John Tradewinds, February 8-14, 2010 The social scene was alive with dancing at this year’s annual Friends of the VINP Gala on Saturday night, February 6. The fundraising event was hosted by Janet and Martin Marshall at their estate Great Cruz Bay villa and catered by Mathayom. See next week’s St. John Tradewinds for a full story on this event.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald FUN NIGHT AT FRIENDS GALA