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St. John Tradewinds Senator Myron Jackson, chair man of the legislatures Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation, joined the territory in celebrating Black History Month. During this month we pay tribute to the rich contributions people of African descent have made to the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean region, the nation, and the world, Jackson said. The territory has been blessed with many prominent course of history for the better by excelling in various areas and by furthering the cause of equal rights and justice throughout time. Some of these heroes and heroines include Pan-African diplomat Edward Wilmot Blyden, slave revolt leader Denmark Vessey, labor leader David Hamilton Jackson, civil rights leader Roy Innis, writer Barbara Christian, musician and bandmaster Alton Adams, Sr., and ambassador Terrence Todman. Black women in the Virgin Islands have equally played a major role in advancing equality, such as Queen Mothers of the 1733 African slave revolt on St. John, 1878 Labor Revolt leaders such as Queen Mary, Queen Agnes, and Queen Matilda on St. Croix, 1892 Coal Strike leader Queen Coziah, and noted educators such as Elena Christian, Edith Williams, and others. Their efforts should not be forgotten, but should help us draw strength from which to continue to build upon, Jackson said. Black History Month was founded by noted historian Carter Woodson, author of the seminal work, Miseducation of the Negro, to place focus on a part of history often neglected in schools and textbooks. His organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, initiated February 1926 during a week that included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, African Americans. In 1976, this celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, and today Black History Month garners support throughout the country as people of all ethnic and social backgrounds discuss the black experience. The theme for this years celebration of Black History Month is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Woodsons organization. It marks the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, with a focus on freedom, justice and equality, and the movements that have sought to achieve these goals. In the Virgin Islands, we too are at a crossroads as we rethink our identity and our struggle for self-determination at the approaching 100th anniversary of the 1916-1917 transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American rule, Jackson said. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 In the Virgin Islands, we too are at a crossroads as we rethink our identity and our struggle for self-determination at the approaching 100th anniversary of the 1916-1917 transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American rule. The St. John Historical Society will explore the roots of several recognizable Virgin Islands families including Gomez, Pickering, Smith, Sprauve, Turnbull, Varlack, and more than 10 others at its Tuesday, February 12, meeting at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7 p.m. Virgin Islands native Nadine Marchena Kean, a businesswoman who has been researching her family tree for more than 30 years, will present her book, The Ties That Bind: A Virgin Islands Story, a written record of oral histories that have been shared with her by family members over the years. The book sees these notable local families through such topics as slavery, the free colored population, the status of women, hurricanes, citizenship and more. Photos, historic documents, and family trees help to make her book an important addition to Virgin Islands genealogies. Members and friends are welcome to attend. To learn more about the SJHS, visit www.stjohnhistoricalsociety.org or www.facebook.com/stjohnhistoricalsociety. SJHS Meeting To Focus on Genealogy Join the love on Thursday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay Beach at a free vow renewal ceremony hosted by Minister Anne Marie Porter. Known as the islands barefoot minister, Porter has been hosting this free event for the past decade. She has been joined on the beach by 875 couples and many tourists who return annually to meaningful way to celebrate Valentines Day. No reservations are necessary. Couples just show up and many bring their families and friends to witness their wedding vow reFree Vow Renewal on Valentines DayThe third Coral Bay Marine Uses Planning Meeting will be Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room six at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School. The goal is to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline, over the next several months, or longer. As has been long rumored, there are two proposals for mari nas in Coral Harbor in their early stages of concept development, although it will take many years for the planning and permitting processes to play out. It was agreed at the last meeting that CBCCs Environmental Projects Manager Patricia Reed will give a presentation on Water Quality testing and issues in Coral Bay to bring everyone up to speed. Then the group will break into four small groups to discuss key the bay is being used today and how it should be in 20 years. The Marine Uses Plan will be developed by residents and stakeholders in the community, in conjunction with federal and territorial government representatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project Phase 2, being coordinated by the Coral Bay Community Council. Everyone in Coral Bay is encouraged to participate, if you care about the future of the bay. Currently, CBCC has no grant funds for this Marine Uses Planning project; volunteers, dues and donations support it. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099.CBCC Marine Uses Meeting Feb. 12
St. John Tradewinds Come rain or shine, good or bad economy, the seasoned St. John Arts Festival is off and running again this week. Attendees can expect all the events which make it an expression and celebration of St. John and the special heritage of its culture. The program starts on Tuesday, February 12, with the choice of two ing screened at Gifft Hill School in association with the St. John Film Society. Watch Guantanamera, a great satirical comedy about life in austerity Cuba, at 7:30 p.m. The other event is a presentation by the St. John Historical Society entitled The Ties that Bind, an illustrated history of some of the oldest St. John families, at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7 p.m. The Frank Powell Park events start at noon on Saturday, February 16, in the newly landscaped area with the beloved childrens steel pan band Love City Pan Dragons, performing in the bandstand starting at noon, followed by the jump rope team Love City Leapers. An exhibition of childrens ballroom dancing by local schools will follow at 3 p.m. Also, on February 16 at 9 a.m., the St. John Historical Society is conducting a hike to Estate Beverhoudtsberg, once a very prosper ous Danish sugar plantation. That evening the outstanding Broadway Comes to St. John extravaganza put on by the St. nitely not to be missed, at 6 p.m. (reserved tickets only) and 8 p.m. (open donation) at the Westin St. John Resort. On Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. there will be a Gospel concert featuring various St. John church choirs in Franklin Powell Senior Park in Cruz Bay, followed by a performance of old quadrille dancing with couples performing in traditional dress. A grass roots scratch band takes over the bandstand on Presidents Day, Monday, February18, at 12:30 p.m. when Koko and the Sunshine Band perform with traditional dancing by the Caribbean Ritual Dancers including Mocko Jumbies. This will be a very color ful and lively event and will cer tainly be one of the highlights of events in the park. On Tuesday, February 19, at 12:30 p.m., there will be a concert of light, South American-style music by the Sambacombo band. Love Citys one and only reggae band, Inner Visions, will per form on Wednesday, February 20, at 12:30 p.m. reviving memories of the 1970s introduction of the music to the Caribbean and the world. This concert will wrap up events in the Cruz Bay park. A small exclusive exhibition of hand-crafted island arts, crafts and culinary delights will be in the small park adjacent to the Department of Tourisms information 16, and running through Wednesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The exhibition will be a small and very interesting collection of artists. Similarly, there will be an exhibition of childrens art on the all during the week. Finally, the St. John Film SociRing of Fire at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay, at 7:30 p.m. on Feba six-time welterweight boxing champion. festival is the Restaurant Live Music Program, listing all the island restaurants and the various bands and instrumentalists playing each evening for diners to choose according to both cuisine and music. hibits in the St. John art galleries. Although organized and run entirely by unpaid volunteers, sigevents is gratefully acknowledged from the V.I. Council on the Arts as is support from the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism for promotion of this major celebration. Do not miss the one and only Arts Festival of the U.S. Virgin Islands it is a fun way to learn and appreciate more about this unique island in the sun. For more information check out www.stjohnartsfestival.org. 2013 RAIN DATAMON TH : JANUARYJAN. AVERAGETOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGE St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 3 Thursday, Feb. 14thHeather Turey Arrested for Robbing Cruz Bay Branch of First Bank INDEX Thirteenth Annual St. John Arts Festival Kicks Off This WeekSt. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested Heather Turfperson who robbed the Cruz Bay branch of First Bank on Tuesday, February 5. standing on a street throwing money in the air after the robbery. The VIPD was contacted regarding the bank robbery on February 5 just before 12:30 p.m. Bank personnel told police a woman came into the bank and stood in line like a regular customer. Once at the tellers window, the teller a note indicating that it was a stick up and instructed her to give up all the money. The teller told police the suspect had something wrapped in a scarf so the teller complied and the suspect left the bank with the money, according to a VIPD release. A concerned citizen subsequently came to the nearby Cruz Bay police station and said a female was standing on a nearby street with a large amount of money in her hand and throwing it in the air. as the woman who robbed the bank. Police said they recovered a majority of the stolen money. The suspect, who police said is from Nevada and may be homeless, was charged with First Degree Robbery and held at the Bureau of Corrections on $75,000 bail pending a court appearance.
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Continue your celebration of Valentines Day for two more days and support arts education on St. John at Broadway Comes to St. John on Saturday, February 16, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Dont miss the chance to see the islands fourth graders working together in the original musical production One World, One Heart, a fundraiser for St. John School of the Arts. The evening will feature two shows, a 6 p.m. show for Angel Ticket holders only and an 8 p.m. show open to the public. SJSA offrom the public attending the 8 p.m. show. There is still time to buy an Angel Ticket and enjoy the premier show, dinner and dancing at the Westin Resort and Villas. Tickets are $200 each and are almost sold out, so call SJSA at 779-4322 to reserve a ticket today. ets left for the chance to win a trip to London. The St. John goes to airfare for two, three nights hotel accommodations, two theater tickets and dinner for two. Tickets are $100 each and there are not many left. For more information about at 779-4322 or check out www. stjohnschoolofthearts.org. St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 5 Broadway Comes to St. John This Saturday at The Westin 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds For more information or reservations, please call (340) 776-6330 or (340) 693-5814 or visit us at www.cinnamonbay.com. CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND ST JOHN USVI JOIN US FOR VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER FEBRUARY 14, 2013 5:30 8:30PM Call now to schedule your private catered event or wedding! SOUPS Lobster Bisque or Pumpkin $10.95 APPETIZER VI Crab Cake $10.95 ENTRES Herb-Breaded Airline Chicken Breast w/Tamarind Passion Glaze $26.95 Rosemary Rub Prime Rib Roasted to perfection w/Rosso Au Jus $27.95 Caribbean Spiced Atlantic Steak Cut Salmon w/Tropical Fruit Salsa $27.95 Caribbean Broiled Lobster w/Lemon Garlic Herb Butter $49.95 All Entres served with Cinnamon Sweet Potato Stuffing or Coconut Saffron Rice, Fried Plantain, Chefs Vegetable of the Day and Complimentary Marinated Salad DESSERT Slice of Cake $5.00 Side Bar available Music by Carl Freeman! Information or Reservations call (340) 776-6330 Between 8:00AM and 6:30PM DailyCash Bar. 15% Gratuity. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 020513 vlntns day.pdf 1 2/7/13 3:38 PM
6 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds Everyone knows what the Wright brothers did for aviation. This is the story of two other Wrights who have rightful places in the history of the Virgin Islands. These two Wrights were father and son. The father, John Wright, was a freeman, a builder, lifetime. In 1974, young Danish scholar, Ken Olwig, discovered a copy of the January 14, 1833 Copenhagen Mail which carried an account by a Dane of his stroll in the courtyard of the Cruz Bay Battery where he read the inscription on the marble plaque placed on the wall in 1825. By 1974 most of those words had faded, but the 1833 account Olwig translated is as follows: The Island of St. John owes a debt of thanks to Peter C. was constructed by the freeman John Wright who was born on St. John; thereafter earned his freedom and with enterprise and good behavior has earned his superiors favor and his fellow citizens respect among whom he holds the position of Premier Lieutenant of the Fire Corps on St. Thomas, 1825. John Wright died October 10, 1827, just two years after the plaque honoring him was placed in the wall of the Battery. Wright was also the builder of the Marine Barracks, now the Senate Building in St. Thomas. He did not live to see the Marine Barracks completed. John Wright was knighted in the ground parade of 1826. He married Anna Elizabeth von Beverhoudt on December 1, 1793 and on June 17, 1809 Anna bore John a son, Johan Peter Wright. We can surmise that young Johan may well have known and become a protg of the Danish doctor sent to St. Jan in 1825, Dr. Hans Baltazar Hornbeck. According to records, young Johan was sent to study medicine at Oxford and at Copenhagen. Dr. Wright returned to the Virgin Islands and practiced medicine on St. John and St. Thomas. Dr. Wright was made a member of the Burgher Council and a Member and Chairman of the Colonial Council. He died in 1872 at the age of 63. In 1825 Dr. Hornbeck, contemporary of John Wright and his son Dr. Johan Peter Wright, came to St. John. Dr. Hornbeck, according to Danish records, was not only a medical doctor, but an enthusiastic botanist and natural historian as well. Specimens that exhibit in Danish museums. Dr. Johan Peter Wright Fell Not Far from the Tree!St. John Tradewinds
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Julius E. Sprauve School Elementary Boys Basketball team recently took home the district fect, undefeated record. The team, composed of students in grades three through six, wrapped up their perfect season defeat ing Calvary School on St. Thomas on January 30. Under the guidance of Coach Clarence Stephenson, who previously led Guy Benjamin Schools basketball team to a district championship, the JESS Elementary Basketball team will face off against the St. Croix District Champions next for the title of best in the territory. The date of that game, which will be played on St. Thomas, was not available as of press time. Keep an eye in upcoming St. John Tradewinds issues for the Territory Elementary School Championship game details. Congratulations JESS!St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 7 JESS Wins District Championship, Ends Season Undefeated third row. St. John Tradewinds News St. John Tradewinds The yacht Zingara and her crew hosted a one-on-one date in the U.S. Virgin Islands for an upcoming episode of The Bachelor. The episode features a romantic date aboard Yacht Zingara, a 76foot custom catamaran, with the newest Bachelor, Sean Lowe. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, February 11, on ABC. This season on The Bachelor, Lowe, 29, the successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur who previously charmed fans while wooing Bachelorette Emily Maynard, meets 26 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love as the Bachelor. Lowe was blindsided in the Caribbean island of Curaao when Maynard rejected him, and viewers saw the devastated Lowe wrestling to make sense of her decision. The Bachelor airs Mondays (8:00 10:01 p.m., ET/PT), on ABC. ABCs The Bachelor Episode To Feature St. Croix on February 11 Zingara
St. John Tradewinds Greetings from St. John Rescue. St. John Rescue conducted its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 7. This meeting is particularly important. At this meeting the member ship nominates members who they wish to become The actual voting takes place at our March 7 meet ing. St. John Rescue is accepting applications for mem bership. Applications can be downloaded from the website www.Stjohnrescue.org. Please consider being either an active responding member or a supporting member. Thursday of each month starting at 7 p.m. Meetings are hosted in our new headquarters on Centerline Road in Pastory. We are still making headway at our headquarters. New lighting was installed. We were able to pur price from the resource depot located across from the transfer station. We thank them for giving us a super discount on the lighting. We have another CPR class scheduled for Satur day, February 9, and another one on March 9. Everyone should take a CPR class. The classes are infor mative and students have plenty of time to practice their skills. Learning CPR is easy and enjoyable. It has been proven to save lives. Think seriously about taking a CPR course with St. John Rescue. It takes only about three hours. If you are interested please call me at (340) 626-5118 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. John rescue has been standing by at the St. John School of the Arts for their concert series. Thankfully, so far there has been no one in attendance needing our assistance. We will be standing by on February 16 for the event at the Westin. Health Tip: Heart Attacks can happen at any time. However, current research has shown that most heart attacks happen between 6 a.m. and noon. If a heart attack happens at night when you are asleep, that indicates that something unusual is the cause. Research has also shown that night time, just before you retire, is the best time to take an aspirin. Most physicians believe that taking a childrens aspirin daily can reduce your chance of having a heart attack. In addition, living a lifestyle that reduces the chance of heart attack is key to staying alive. Eat healthy, exercise daily, learn to deal with stress, dont smoke, and limit your consumption of alcohol. The signs of a heart attack are varied. Some people experience no pain during a heart attack, most people complain of crushing chest pain or discomfort, jaw pain, left arm pain, nausea and vomiting, sweating, and anxiety. Women also experience back pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, dont hesitate to call 911 or (340) 776-9110 from a cell phone.8 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid-Tie Systems Battery Stand Alone Systems Solar Hot Water Systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351; 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com SAVE MONEY! SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com WE HAVE FISH Meet our new dream team Pat, Lydia and Valentine Representing a diversity of Artists and Fine Jewelers from St. John and beyond Thursday Feb. 14 4 7 pmPlease join us for a Champagne Toast* for your ValentineARTS & DESIGN GALLERYMONGOOSE JUNCTION www.thebestofstjohn.com*While supplies last To The Rescue Become a Member Today! CALLS FOR JANUARY boat in distress male down snorkeler personal vehicle concert T OTAL CALLS FOR 2013 SO FAR: 17
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John runner Maurice Moe Chabuz has plenty of distance under his well-worn sneakers, but the eight miles he plans to run on Saturday, February 23, might be the most meaningful. For the fourth year in a row, Chabuz plans to start the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race at the back of the pack and raise money along the way for Team River Runners St. John program. Team River Runner is dedicated to health and healing for wounded veterans through adaptive kayak sports. The group was started by Washington D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini at Walter Reed Army Medical Center more than a decade ago and has since spread across the country. TRR has been hosted groups of wounded veterans for a week of adaptive kayak trips and more years. Thanks to local donations, Chabuzs run and the annual Chaotic Kayak Race, TRRs St. John cient. In order to make sure it remains that way, Chabuz is accepting donations of any kind a nickel, a dime, a dollar or more for every person he passes on his way to Chabuz passed 734 runners and raised about $10,000 for TRR. Make checks out to Team River Runner and drop them off at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay to make a donation. Checks can be mailed to Moe Chabuz, P.O. Box 1265, St John, USVI, 00831.St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for a way see St. John from the sea and learn all about the natural habitat? Then book a day trip aboard m/v Sea Biscuit and cruise around the island with Captain Dan Boyd and retired V.I. National Park Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon. Boulon retired from his VINP post this year and expressed interest in joining Boyds cruises, explained the boat owner. Rafe was getting ready to retire last year and he asked if Id like to have him on board the boat, said Boyd. I loved the idea and said yes right away. Boulon shares his life-long knowledge of St. John wildlife, history and more with guests aboard Sea Biscuit enjoying the beauty of St. John. The trip includes several snorkel stops and guests have already been enjoying the knowledge imparted by Boulon, Boyd explained. He came out with us last week and it was fantastic, said Boyd. The people really loved it and took advantage of asking him all sorts of questions. For more information or to book a trip aboard Sea Biscuit call Boyd at (340) 626-9685.Island Resident Moe Chabuz Running Eight Meaningful Miles February 23St. John Runner Tackling 8 Tuff Miles for Team River RunnerSt. John Tradewinds Happy Holidays! Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CALL .., EXT WR-Spa Services DN 8.20.2012.indd 1 8/16/12 6:13 PM Learn About St. John Nature from Expert Rafe Boulon aboard m/v Sea Biscuit St. John Tradewinds News PhotoSea Biscuit
10 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for the ultimate luxury villa to call home? bathroom villa Jungle Stone located in Estate Catherineberg, which is for sale for $8.34 million. This is a beautiful, extremely well-designed and executed property, said Jan Courlas, broker associate at Holiday Homes, who is the co-listing agent for the property along with Holiday Homes owner/broker Miles Stair. With sweeping vistas of the alabaster coastline of North Shore of St. John, Jungle Stone affords some of the best views on the island. Watch sail boats cruise along the horizon, gaze at off-shore cays and enjoy the cooling breezes coming right off the turquoise waters below. Jungle Stone is located on a full acre property and includes a main house as well as a separate guest cottage. with a beautiful exposed beam ceiling. Entertaining is easy in the formal dining room, which can easily accommodate 10 guests. Dining at home will be a dream with the professional chefs kitchen, complete with stainless steel hogany cabinets. Soak up the sun from the spacious deck, spanning more than 3,000 feet itself, and cool off in the refreshing pool. A hot tub will surely be inviting on those chilly February nights. Other outdoor amenities at Jungle Stone include a wet bar and more, all complete with those jaw-dropping views of the North Shore below, off-shore cays and the gems of the British Virgin Islands. Jungle Stone offers four luxurious air-conditioned bedroom suites in the main house as well as a separate bedroom in the guest cottage. All include charming West Indian character and private entry. ness room and a 1,100 bottle wine closet. Jungle Stone is bordered by V.I. National Park, has exquisitely designed and executed construction in the four bedroom main house as well as from the separate guest cottage, said Courlas. ishes and attention to even the smallest details, Jungle Stone is truly a dream come true. For more information on Jungle Stone, call Stair or Courlas at Holiday Homes at 774-8088 or 776-6776. Soak Up Stunning North Shore Views from Jungle Stone
St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 11 T op Right Bottom Right St. John Artists Featured in Delaware Gallery ShowGreg Kinslow Headlining SJMS FundraiserGallery 37: A Destination For Artful Living, locat ed in Milford, Delaware, is featuring the work of two St. John artists this month. Aimee Trayser and Denise Wright will be the featured artists in the gallerys Shore to Shore exhibit which opens on Saturday, February 16. The show will run through March 31. Both of these St. John artists are inspired by the natural surroundings of their island home, according to information from the gallery. Aimee and Denise each create their own vision of the islands spirit and energy. Though similar in concept, each artist uses her own personal touch and vibrant color range, fushandmade papers, and paint. They each use an intuitive approach with the handling of paint and materials to synthesize their ideas, giving their work a seductive, yet sophisticated approach to the multiple levels of their life experiences and journeys capturing their Caribbean shore, according to information from the gallery. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 16TH ANNUAL 16TH ANNUALVI AUDUBON VI AUDUBONPLANT PLANT SALE SALESaturday March 2 Saturday March 2Second Floor Marketplace Second Floor Marketplace(next to STJ hardware) (next to STJ hardware) 9 AM 2 PM 9 AM 2 PM S t J o h n M o n t e s s o r i S c h o o li n v i t e s y o u t o o u r f i r s t a n n u a lF l a m e & F u s i o n D i n n e r A u c t i o nf e a t u r i n gC o n c o r d i a E c o R e s o r t 4 : 3 0 p m t o 9 : 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y M a r c h 2 n d S a t u r d a y M a r c h 2 n d T i c k e t s a n d I n f o A v a i l a b l e A ts t j o h n m o n t e s s o r i v i o r g / a u c t i o n 3 4 0 7 7 5 7 1 0 8( t a x i f r o m c r u z b a y u p o n r e q u e s t ) Three Musical Performances with Headlining Talent Silent Auction Stunning Fire Dancing Cocktail Hour and Moonlit Dinner St. John Tradewinds The St. John Montessori School is excited to announce the Greg Kinslow Band will be headlining the Flame and Fusion Dinner Auction at Concordia Eco-Resort on March 2. Known for high-energy and top-quality musicianship, the full ensemble mixes threads from the rock, jazz, and reggae roots of its members. The only problem I ever have with this band, is that they never want us to stop at the end of the night, said Kinslow. Opening for the band will be Luba Dolgopolsky. Shell be accompanied by Bo Magnie. We have played together many times, but never on behalf of our kids school, said Dolgopolsky. Something very special will be going on at Concordia March 2. Also, Gina Wellner of the troupe Pyros of the Caribbean will be under the full moon. The evenings silent auction will feature donations from more than 70 local businesses and individuals. Weve gotten exceptional support from the St. John community, said event coordinator Katie Tarta. The Weekend of Romance package features a three night stay at Garden By the Sea B&B, with dinners at Asolare and Teds Supper Club, an in-villa massage, and more. Thats just one of the many great packages weve put together thanks to so many wonderful donors. Tickets for the March 2 event are on sale now, but are limited to just 60 guests. To purchase tickets online visit www.stjohnmontes sorivi.org/auction or stop by Concordia, Keep Me Posted, Connections or Papaya Cafe.
12 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 $40 million and up to $200,000 per Class Plaintiff in service awards for their efforts on behalf of the classes. HOW TO ASK FOR PA YMENT To receive payment, merchants must ll out a claim form. If the Court nally approves the settlement, and you do not exclude yourself from the Cash Settlement Class, you will receive a claim form in the mail or by email. Or you may ask for one at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com, or call: 1-800-625-6440. OTHER BENEFITS FOR MERCHANTS Merchants will benet from changes to certain MasterCard and Visa rules, which will allow merchants to, among other things: Charge customers an extra fee if they pay with Visa or MasterCard credit cards, Offer discounts to customers who do not pay with Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards, and Form buying groups that meet certain criteria to negotiate with Visa and MasterCard. Merchants that operate multiple businesses under different trade names or banners will also be able to accept Visa or MasterCard at fewer than all of the merchants trade names and banners. LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS Merchants who are included in this lawsuit have the legal rights and options explained below. You may: You will receive a claim form in the mail or email or le online at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. from the Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class). If you exclude yourself, you can sue the Defendants for damages based on alleged conduct occurring on or before November 27, 2012 on your own at your own expense, if you want to. If you exclude yourself, you will not get any money from this settlement. If you are a merchant and wish to exclude yourself, you must make a written request, place it in an envelope, and mail it with postage prepaid and postmarked no later than to Class Administrator, Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement, P.O. Box 2530, Portland, OR 97208-2530. The written request must be signed by a person authorized to do so and provide all of the following information: (1) the words In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, (2) your full name, address, telephone number, and taxpayer identication number, (3) the merchant that wishes to be excluded from the Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class), and what position or authority you have to exclude the merchant, and (4) the business names, brand names, and addresses of any stores or sales locations whose sales the merchant desires to be excluded. Note: (Rule 23(b)(2) Settlement Class). The deadline to object is: To learn how to object, see: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com or call 1-800-625-6440. Note: If you exclude yourself from the Cash Settlement Class you cannot object to the terms of that portion of the settlement. For more information about these rights and options, visit: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. IF THE COURT APPROVES THE FINAL SETTLEMENT Members of the Rule Changes Settlement Class are bound by the terms of this settlement. Members of the Cash Settlement Class, who do not exclude themselves by the deadline, are bound by the terms of this settlement whether or not they le a claim for payment. Members of both classes release all claims against all released parties listed in the Settlement Agreement. The settlement will resolve and release any claims by merchants against Visa, MasterCard or other defendants that were or could have been alleged in the lawsuit, including any claims based on interchange or other fees, no-surcharge rules, nodiscounting rules, honor-all-cards rules and other rules. The settlement will also resolve any merchant claims based upon the future effect of any Visa or MasterCard rules, as of November 27, 2012 and not to be modied pursuant to the settlement, the modied rules provided for in the settlement, or any other rules substantially similar to any such rules. The releases will not bar claims involving certain specied standard commercial disputes arising in the ordinary course of business. For more information on the release, see the settlement agreement at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. THE COURT HEARING ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT On September 12, 2013, there will be a Court hearing to decide whether to approve the proposed settlement, class counsels requests for attorneys fees and expenses, and awards for the class representatives. The hearing will take place at: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201 You do not have to go to the court hearing or hire an attorney. But you can if you want to, at your own cost. The Court has appointed the law rms of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, Berger & Montague, PC, and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP to represent the Class (Class Counsel). QUESTIONS? For more information about this case (In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1720), you may: Call toll-free: 1-800-625-6440 Visit: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com Write to the Class Administrator: Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement P.O. Box 2530 Portland, OR 97208-2530 Email: info@PaymentCardSettlement.com Please check www.PaymentCardSettlement.com for any updates relating to the settlement or the settlement approval process. LEGAL NOTICE To merchants who have accepted Visa and MasterCard at any time since January 1, 2004: Notice of a 6+ billion dollar class action settlement.Notice of a class action settlement authorized by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. This notice is authorized by the Court to inform you about an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit that may affect you. The lawsuit claims that Visa and MasterCard, separately, and together with banks, violated antitrust laws and caused merchants to pay excessive fees for accepting Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, including by: Agreeing to set, apply, and enforce rules about merchant fees (called default interchange fees); Limiting what merchants could do to encourage their customers to use other forms of payment through, for example, charging customers an extra fee or offering discounts; and Continuing that conduct after Visa and MasterCard changed their corporate structures. The defendants say they have done nothing wrong. They say that their business practices are legal and the result of competition, and have benetted merchants and consumers. The Court has not decided who is right because the parties agreed to a settlement. On November 27, 2012, the Court gave preliminary approval to this settlement. THE SETTLEMENT Under the settlement, Visa, MasterCard, and the bank defendants have agreed to make payments to two settlement funds: fund that will pay valid claims of merchants that accepted Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards at any time between January 1, 2004 and November 28, 2012. estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion interchange fees attributable to certain merchants that accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards for an eight-month Interchange Period. Additionally, the settlement changes some of the Visa and MasterCard rules applicable to merchants who accept their cards. This settlement creates two classes: A Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b) (3) Settlement Class), which includes all persons, businesses, and other entities that accepted any Visa or MasterCard cards in the U.S. at any time from January 1, 2004 to November 28, 2012, and A Rule Changes Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(2) Settlement Class), which includes all persons, businesses, and entities that as of November 28, 2012 or in the future accept any Visa or MasterCard cards in the U.S. WHA T MERCHANTS WILL GET FROM THE SETTLEMENT Every merchant in the Cash Settlement Class that les a valid claim will get money from the $6.05 billion Cash Fund, subject to a deduction (not to exceed 25% of the fund) to account for merchants who exclude themselves from the Cash Settlement Class. The value of each claim, where possible, will be based on the actual or estimated interchange fees attributable to the merchants MasterCard and Visa payment card transactions from January 1, 2004 to November 28, 2012. Payments to merchants who le valid claims for a portion of the Cash Fund will be based on: The money available to pay all claims, The total dollar value of all valid claims led, The deduction described above not to exceed 25% of the Cash Settlement Fund, and The cost of settlement administration and notice, money awarded to the class representatives, and attorneys fees and expenses all as approved by the Court. In addition, merchants in the Cash Settlement Class that accept Visa and MasterCard during the eight-month Interchange Period and le a valid claim will get money from the separate Interchange Fund, estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. The value of each claim, where possible, will be based on an estimate of one-tenth of 1% of the merchants Visa and MasterCard credit card dollar sales volume during that period. Payments to merchants who le valid claims for a portion of the Interchange Fund will be based on: The money available to pay all claims, The total dollar value of all valid claims led, and The cost of settlement administration and notice, and any attorneys fees and expenses that may be approved by the Court. Attorneys fees and expenses and money awarded to the class representatives: For work done through nal approval of the settlement by the district court, Class Counsel will ask the Court for attorneys fees in an amount that is a reasonable proportion of the Cash Settlement Fund, not to exceed 11.5% of the Cash Settlement Fund of $6.05 billion and 11.5% of the Interchange Fund estimated to be $1.2 billion to compensate all of the lawyers and their law rms that have worked on the class case. For additional work to administer the settlement, distribute both funds, and through any appeals, Class Counsel may seek reimbursement at their normal hourly rates, not to exceed an additional 1% of the Cash Settlement Fund of $6.05 billion and an additional 1% of the Interchange Fund estimated to be $1.2 billion. Class Counsel will also request reimbursement of their expenses (not including the administrative costs of settlement or notice), not to exceed www.PaymentCardSettlement.com
St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 13 $40 million and up to $200,000 per Class Plaintiff in service awards for their efforts on behalf of the classes. HOW TO ASK FOR PA YMENT To receive payment, merchants must ll out a claim form. If the Court nally approves the settlement, and you do not exclude yourself from the Cash Settlement Class, you will receive a claim form in the mail or by email. Or you may ask for one at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com, or call: 1-800-625-6440. OTHER BENEFITS FOR MERCHANTS Merchants will benet from changes to certain MasterCard and Visa rules, which will allow merchants to, among other things: Charge customers an extra fee if they pay with Visa or MasterCard credit cards, Offer discounts to customers who do not pay with Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards, and Form buying groups that meet certain criteria to negotiate with Visa and MasterCard. Merchants that operate multiple businesses under different trade names or banners will also be able to accept Visa or MasterCard at fewer than all of the merchants trade names and banners. LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS Merchants who are included in this lawsuit have the legal rights and options explained below. You may: You will receive a claim form in the mail or email or le online at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. from the Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class). If you exclude yourself, you can sue the Defendants for damages based on alleged conduct occurring on or before November 27, 2012 on your own at your own expense, if you want to. If you exclude yourself, you will not get any money from this settlement. If you are a merchant and wish to exclude yourself, you must make a written request, place it in an envelope, and mail it with postage prepaid and postmarked no later than to Class Administrator, Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement, P.O. Box 2530, Portland, OR 97208-2530. The written request must be signed by a person authorized to do so and provide all of the following information: (1) the words In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, (2) your full name, address, telephone number, and taxpayer identication number, (3) the merchant that wishes to be excluded from the Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class), and what position or authority you have to exclude the merchant, and (4) the business names, brand names, and addresses of any stores or sales locations whose sales the merchant desires to be excluded. Note: (Rule 23(b)(2) Settlement Class). The deadline to object is: To learn how to object, see: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com or call 1-800-625-6440. Note: If you exclude yourself from the Cash Settlement Class you cannot object to the terms of that portion of the settlement. For more information about these rights and options, visit: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. IF THE COURT APPROVES THE FINAL SETTLEMENT Members of the Rule Changes Settlement Class are bound by the terms of this settlement. Members of the Cash Settlement Class, who do not exclude themselves by the deadline, are bound by the terms of this settlement whether or not they le a claim for payment. Members of both classes release all claims against all released parties listed in the Settlement Agreement. The settlement will resolve and release any claims by merchants against Visa, MasterCard or other defendants that were or could have been alleged in the lawsuit, including any claims based on interchange or other fees, no-surcharge rules, nodiscounting rules, honor-all-cards rules and other rules. The settlement will also resolve any merchant claims based upon the future effect of any Visa or MasterCard rules, as of November 27, 2012 and not to be modied pursuant to the settlement, the modied rules provided for in the settlement, or any other rules substantially similar to any such rules. The releases will not bar claims involving certain specied standard commercial disputes arising in the ordinary course of business. For more information on the release, see the settlement agreement at: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com. THE COURT HEARING ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT On September 12, 2013, there will be a Court hearing to decide whether to approve the proposed settlement, class counsels requests for attorneys fees and expenses, and awards for the class representatives. The hearing will take place at: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201 You do not have to go to the court hearing or hire an attorney. But you can if you want to, at your own cost. The Court has appointed the law rms of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, Berger & Montague, PC, and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP to represent the Class (Class Counsel). QUESTIONS? For more information about this case (In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1720), you may: Call toll-free: 1-800-625-6440 Visit: www.PaymentCardSettlement.com Write to the Class Administrator: Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement P.O. Box 2530 Portland, OR 97208-2530 Email: info@PaymentCardSettlement.com Please check www.PaymentCardSettlement.com for any updates relating to the settlement or the settlement approval process. LEGAL NOTICE To merchants who have accepted Visa and MasterCard at any time since January 1, 2004: Notice of a 6+ billion dollar class action settlement.Notice of a class action settlement authorized by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. This notice is authorized by the Court to inform you about an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit that may affect you. The lawsuit claims that Visa and MasterCard, separately, and together with banks, violated antitrust laws and caused merchants to pay excessive fees for accepting Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, including by: Agreeing to set, apply, and enforce rules about merchant fees (called default interchange fees); Limiting what merchants could do to encourage their customers to use other forms of payment through, for example, charging customers an extra fee or offering discounts; and Continuing that conduct after Visa and MasterCard changed their corporate structures. The defendants say they have done nothing wrong. They say that their business practices are legal and the result of competition, and have benetted merchants and consumers. The Court has not decided who is right because the parties agreed to a settlement. On November 27, 2012, the Court gave preliminary approval to this settlement. THE SETTLEMENT Under the settlement, Visa, MasterCard, and the bank defendants have agreed to make payments to two settlement funds: fund that will pay valid claims of merchants that accepted Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards at any time between January 1, 2004 and November 28, 2012. estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion interchange fees attributable to certain merchants that accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards for an eight-month Interchange Period. Additionally, the settlement changes some of the Visa and MasterCard rules applicable to merchants who accept their cards. This settlement creates two classes: A Cash Settlement Class (Rule 23(b) (3) Settlement Class), which includes all persons, businesses, and other entities that accepted any Visa or MasterCard cards in the U.S. at any time from January 1, 2004 to November 28, 2012, and A Rule Changes Settlement Class (Rule 23(b)(2) Settlement Class), which includes all persons, businesses, and entities that as of November 28, 2012 or in the future accept any Visa or MasterCard cards in the U.S. WHA T MERCHANTS WILL GET FROM THE SETTLEMENT Every merchant in the Cash Settlement Class that les a valid claim will get money from the $6.05 billion Cash Fund, subject to a deduction (not to exceed 25% of the fund) to account for merchants who exclude themselves from the Cash Settlement Class. The value of each claim, where possible, will be based on the actual or estimated interchange fees attributable to the merchants MasterCard and Visa payment card transactions from January 1, 2004 to November 28, 2012. Payments to merchants who le valid claims for a portion of the Cash Fund will be based on: The money available to pay all claims, The total dollar value of all valid claims led, The deduction described above not to exceed 25% of the Cash Settlement Fund, and The cost of settlement administration and notice, money awarded to the class representatives, and attorneys fees and expenses all as approved by the Court. In addition, merchants in the Cash Settlement Class that accept Visa and MasterCard during the eight-month Interchange Period and le a valid claim will get money from the separate Interchange Fund, estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. The value of each claim, where possible, will be based on an estimate of one-tenth of 1% of the merchants Visa and MasterCard credit card dollar sales volume during that period. Payments to merchants who le valid claims for a portion of the Interchange Fund will be based on: The money available to pay all claims, The total dollar value of all valid claims led, and The cost of settlement administration and notice, and any attorneys fees and expenses that may be approved by the Court. Attorneys fees and expenses and money awarded to the class representatives: For work done through nal approval of the settlement by the district court, Class Counsel will ask the Court for attorneys fees in an amount that is a reasonable proportion of the Cash Settlement Fund, not to exceed 11.5% of the Cash Settlement Fund of $6.05 billion and 11.5% of the Interchange Fund estimated to be $1.2 billion to compensate all of the lawyers and their law rms that have worked on the class case. For additional work to administer the settlement, distribute both funds, and through any appeals, Class Counsel may seek reimbursement at their normal hourly rates, not to exceed an additional 1% of the Cash Settlement Fund of $6.05 billion and an additional 1% of the Interchange Fund estimated to be $1.2 billion. Class Counsel will also request reimbursement of their expenses (not including the administrative costs of settlement or notice), not to exceed www.PaymentCardSettlement.com
14 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 DONT FORGET FREE VOW RENEWAL FEB. 14on Trunk Bay BeachNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, FEB. 14th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsIn the past few years, many friends and numerous Florida. Growing up in Boston, now 62, I moved to St. John as I like things like summer year round, being warm, swimming in the ocean, the people. But I had this nagging concern I was missing something, Florida appeal. Florida on paper looked inviting. Inexpensive, housing, food, gas and great medical care. I spent last September driving around Florida staying mostly at incredibly beautiful state parks where everything was preserved. In January I went back to Florida planning to stay for three weeks to make arrangements to live there. I stayed 10 days and grate fully left traumatized. Isolation was a big factor. Just about everyone goes from their front door to their car door to a four to six lane highway to a parking lot and back. Few people say hello, walk or ride bicycles. Everyone was in a big hurry to get nowhere. A place where the TV clicker or some other device was their best friend. Causing a state of distraction that produces addictive and shallow wanting. I always thought that one of the conditions of true happiness is that the relationship between people and the natural world is to be preserved, a connection. For the most part the natural world along Floridas coast has been obliterated by concrete, blacktop and money. For instance, its painfully obvious on Route 1A1, North Palm Beach where several, shoreline, milliondollar condo high rises, including The Ritz, were adversely affected by hurricane Sandys storm surge. All the wooden beach steps and most of the beach sand disappeared, leaving these high rise condos liter ally on the beach. Ironically, this beach front sprawl abuts the John D MacArthur Beach State Park, a haven for several endangered, rare, native plant species and coastal plants. To walk this beach and see the contrast is beyond description. Some people say Florida requires an adjustment, an adjustment I found unacceptable. Im staying in St. John. Gerry LonderganFlorida, No ThanksDuring the 29th Legislature I passed Bill 29-0102/ Act 7303, Youth Advisory Council, with the support of my colleagues and the Governor. According to the language in the bill, we have a deadline of March 14, 2013 to create the council. It is my intent to make the public, more importantly, the students of the territory aware of this legislation so that students can get involved with the Council and have their voices heard. The purpose of the Youth Advisory Council is to examine issues of importance to the youth, including, but not limited to, education, employment, entrepre neurship, and strategies to increase youth participa tion in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, emotional and physical health, foster care, poverty, homelessness and youth access to services territory-wide. You may ask, How do I get involved? A selection tions of all applicants to the Council and the selection of the Council members. The Council will consist of 16 voting members who are Virgin Island residents and appointed in accordance with subsection 154 of Act 7303. The appointing authorities shall select youths recommended by principals, guidance counselors or administrative heads of secondary or post secondary school systems, representatives of equivalent instruction programs or other organizations having an inter est in youth activities. Please send all referrals/recom mendations via email to email@example.com or by fax to 340-712-2374. The Selection Committee shall appoint the following 20 members: Sixteen youths who have attained 14 years of age but not older than 23 years of age, and who are enrolled in programs that lead to a secondary school equivalency diploma, or enrolled at a postsecondary educational institution located in the Virgin Islands with 8 being from St. Croix and 8 from St. Thomas/ St. John; and Four members of the Legislature to serve as nonAll appointments are for the duration of the legislative term for which the members are appointed and expire upon the convening of the next Legislature. However, members may be reappointed to subsequent terms on the Council as long as they are eligible at the time of their reappointment. at 340-712-2210. legvi.org; click on the Bill Tracking link and type in make a copy for you if anyone doesnt have access to the internet. Senator T errence Positive NelsonDeadline Nearing for Creation of Y outh Advisory Council
St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 15 The St. John Montessori School would like to extend its gratitude to Claire and Jamison Witbeck of Kekoa and all their staff, and to ZoZos Ristorante for their generous donations to our fundraising event on January 27. Due largely to their involvement in this event, it was our most successful fundraising effort to date. The donations received for this event will go towards the St. John Montessori School Scholarship Program. We would also like to thank all of our guests who attended and enjoyed a sunset/dinner sail aboard Kekoa with a dinner prepared by executive chef Michael Fortino and Jed Bednarski of ZoZos Ristorante. Dont miss our next fundraising event, Flame & Fusion Dinner Auction on March 2 at Concordia Eco-Resort. For more information about this event and our school, contact Debra Polucci at St. John Montessori School 340-775-9594. Jennifer Service, Parent Fundraising Committee on behalf of St. John Montessori SchoolSJMS Thanks Supporters Y our Social Security Statement T o My St. John Family and My Precious HamFam, I have started this letter at least 20 times over the past two months. Either the words escape me or are just inadequate to express my gratitude to so many people. ly in print does not mean I have achieved my goal of eloquent expression. My public thank you is just long overdue. I have learned a great deal dur ing this healing process and I would like to share some of my life lessons with you. All are awe. One has to do with acceptance. Not only accepting situations over which I have no control, but accepting help and assistance from my long suit.) I have had such gracious support from family, friends and acquaintances in so many ways from being my ears and eyes advocates in the hospitals to taking care of my business (both Connections and personal) to visits, treats, etc. all out of love and concern. Acceptance is the other side of giving. Both are important to practice for a full, rich life. Another lesson has to do with inspiration. There are so many inspiring people we know personally who demonstrate grace, dignity, gratitude, strength and humor as they face major life challenges. They are all around us if we tune in. Lastly, I have realized that the adage Time Heals All Wounds has a dimension of which I am now very aware. It is Time TAKEN Heals All. To everyone who has taken the time to reach out and express love, concern and support to another person when they are challenged, regardless of method or timeli ness, thank you. Taking the time truly does help the healing. Trust me. There are so many I wish to thank for taking the time to heal too many to list. You and I know who you are and I sincerely thank you. Love, Cid HamlingCid Hamling Sends Love and ThanksBefore you read any further, please have your latest copy and have it ready. It starts by saying, This Social Security statement can help you As with many things in life, we dont adequately plan our next moves. We operate like checkers, moving one piece at a time. This approach, though seemingly wise, has proven to be fatal because we are one paycheck away from bankruptcy. ture look dismal. Unable to retire, many older workers have put off their sunset years in order to pay off debt, have medical coverage Y our Social Security Statement and survive. gle-mindedly pursue this idea that Social Security is the answer. As it states under the heading, Work to build a secure future, Social Security was never intended to be your only source of income. Because we did not take the time to save and invest in other avenues, millions of people are now faced with a system that cannot sustain itself for much longer. This leads us to an inevitable fact we have to wean ourselves off the government milk. meat in order to become strong and independent. ples, the whole island can prosper. Collectively we can reduce the islands debt, assist folks to stay off welfare and build up a next egg for our childrens future. Everything begins with the right idea, then comes careful planning, followed by timely actions, resulting in a positive ending. It wont be easy to change our mind-set, habits and views concerning money. But we have to because the unfortunate economic reality of our sister island Puerto Rico is hitting close to home. Let us pray for them as they battle enormous odds. Go with God, Emmanuel Prince A big thank you to a special lady, Mrs. Mora, for helping to clean up behind the Pine Peace dumpsters on February 3. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
St. John Tradewinds Happy Valentines Day! Here are some feel good recipes you can share with your family, loved ones or just to spoil some good friends. It doesnt have to be a special event to enjoy food! Great food is what warms a persons heart. Asparagus, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Parcels Serves 4 16 asparagus spears 4.5 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 8 to 12 thin slices of prosciutto 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar Salad leaves for garnish Blanch the asparagus for two minutes, then refresh under cold water. Cut each mozzarella slice in half and sit both pieces on top of two spears of asparagus. Top with two more spears, then wrap in two or three slices of prosciutto so the mozzarella is enclosed and top of the spears are showing. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and carefully fry the parcels until the prosciutto is crispy and the cheese begins to ooze. Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar and add the basil. Serve each parcel with the salad leaves and drizzle the dressing over top. Oysters Kilpatrick Serves 2 to 4 2 Tbsp fresh breadcrumbs 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 4 Tbsp heavy cream 12 fresh oysters, chucked Lemon wedges to garnish Heat a frying pan and add the bacon. Fry until brown and then add the breadcrumbs and brown and divide it between the oysters. Season well and top each with some of the bacon and breadcrumb mixture. Grill until brown and crisp and serve with lemon wedges. Grilled Lobster with Thermidor Butter Serves 2 for main, or 4 for starter 2 cooked lobsters 150 ML dry white wine Handful of tarragon leaves, chopped Handful of parsley leaves, chopped 1 tsp Dijon mustard Juice of half one lemon Pinch of paprika Dash of Tabasco Sauce 4 ounces softened butter. Put the wine and shallots into a pan and bring to a boil. Summer until nearly dry. Tip into a bowl to cool. Mix rest of the ingredients except lobster together and roll into a log and secure with cling wrap. Chill in fridge to harden. Can be frozen for up to one month. Snap away the claws from the lobster. Using a large knife, cut the lobster in half and wash the head cavity under cold water. Dry with paper towels. Lay lobster cut side up on a baking sheet. Crack the claws and remove the meat. Divide between the head cavi ties. This can be done the day before and kept in the fridge until ready to grill. Heat grill to high. Slice the butter into rounds and lay along the lobsters so all the meat is covered. Grill for six to eight minutes, until the butter is bubbling and starting to brown. Place lobster on plates and pour any butter from tray over top. Serve with boiled new potatoes and lemon wedges. Beef Fillet in Mushroom Marsala and Thyme Sauce with W ilted Spinach Serves 4 4 oz button mushrooms, sliced Knob of butter Splash of olive oil Handful of fresh Thyme 1 Tbsp marsala wine 150 ML heavy cream 1 bag spinach Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Heat butter and oil in frying pan. When bubbling, add the steaks. Cook to desired doneness about four minutes for rare, seven to eight minutes for medium and 10 minutes for well done turning once. Remove from pan and set aside to rest. Add the shallot and mushrooms with a little bit more butter to the pan. Add the thyme and Marsala wine, then stir in the heavy cream. Reduce heat and thicken slightly. Season with salt and pepper. In a separate pan, wilt down the spinach leaves in a bit of butter and season with salt and pepper. Place the spinach on the plate and top with the 16 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church DirectoryContinued on Page 18 Cooking with Mares Simple Decadence for Valentines Day
This year the St. John Film Society will host a number of kicking off with Ring of Fire, on Wednesday, February 20, at Cases by the Sea at 7:30 p.m. We are very excited to have after a brief hiatus, said Andrea Leland, SJFS Director. ticularly happy to have found a partner in Cases by the Sea which features a large screen and food and drink for sale. It can be an evening out. Cases by the Sea and Reggies BBQ feature food and drink at picnic tables under an open-air pavilion or, bring your own chair if you like, suggested Leland. Join SJFS in kicking off the Coral Bay season with Ring of Fire, about St. Thomas boxing welterweight champion at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. SJFS is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Island Council on the Arts, and St. John Community Foundation. For more information contact Leland at (340) 715-0551 or Michelle Ward at (340) 2012407.St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 17 St. John Tradewinds The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest speaker for Sunday, February 17, is Marvin Hart who will speak on Belief. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Marvin Hart Speaking to UU Fellowship on February 17 St. John Film Society Returns To Coral Bay on February 20 at Cases by the Sea ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS HURRY, GO GET IT! I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Energy Savings TipsSt. John Tradewinds I know that red roofs are what one thinks of when they envision an island home. The problem is that Here in the tropics you would be much better with a white roof can save cooling costs by as much as 30 percent. Open your windows and let the trade winds blow through your house. This time of year it can nice and cool, no need to run your A/C at all Aerobic septic systems require power to keep the air pump working 24/7 but they can save you lots of money when it comes to watering your plants and your plants thrive. Line dry your clothes It not only saves big bucks but your clothes smell great and they last longer too! and get your car oil changed at least once a year. It not only helps save gas mileage it will also help increase the life of your cars engine. If you are out boating on a powerboat, keep your throttle at three-quarter throttle max while cruising. Running wide-open full throttle uses much more fuel than at three-quarter throttle. Buy local! Think of buying as much as you can locally. It may not always save money, but it keeps the local population working. Then they have money to spend back into our local economy too. Everybody wins! For a greener tomorrow. Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Encontact Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
steak. Pour the Marsala sauce over top. This is best served with crispy french fries! Mocha Fondant Puddings Serves 6 1 Tbsp high quality instant coffee 4 oz dark chocolate, at least 65% cocoa 4 oz unsalted butter, more for greasing 4 large eggs 4.2 oz sugar Pinch of vanilla essence Butter six small metal moulds (small ramekins work well also). Line bottom with a circle of parchment paper to prevent sticking. Dissolve coffee in 1 Tbsp boiling water and cool. Break up chocolate and melt with the butter in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Beat the eggs and sugar together until thick and foamy and tripled in volume. Pour dissolved coffee and chocolate into egg again until combined. Pour into buttered moulds and place on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 200-C and cook for eight to to turn out. utes. Carefully turn puddings out. The top is the most vulnerable. Serve with fresh whipped cream.18 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.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 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; firstname.lastname@example.org Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping Alfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Villa ManagerSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory St. John Tradewinds Cooking with Mares: Simple Decadence for ValentinesContinued from Page 16 dents are getting a lot more than learning how to take a reservation; theyre getting real work experience that they can take with them forever. Students in the Career Exploration class were able to chose which departments to tour, but all were required to spend time in the housekeeping department, Duffy added. The kids chose where they wanted to be, but the only mandatory department was housekeeping, she said. The kids who have done the housekeeping all said it was great fun and interesting. They said it was not all what people think it is. And its great that we are breaking down some misconceptions like that, Duffy said. The GHS and Caneel Bay Resort partnership will run through the rest of the school year and hopefully, longer, explained Duffy. Well need to see how it goes, but the long-term vision and hope is that Career Exploration could be a pre-requisite course in future semesters, she said. So the students could discover areas of inter est. They could say, I love reser vations, and then they could focus on that for the next the semester. Hopefully we can do this more often and create new employees for the very important tourism industry here in the islands, Hotze added. The potential for students to get so much experience while still in school is exciting, explained GHS Head of School Judy Chamber lain. We are thrilled with this, said Chamberlain. I think a really interesting part of this is that the kids are a blank slate and they are really getting things poured into them with this experience. There are so many real-life, hands-on experiences they are having in this process. students will take these experiences and use them to help improve St. John, Duffy explained. Our hope is that our kids, even the ones who leave for school, will come back and make an impact on St. John and the Virgin Islands, said the GHS school and college counselor. I think this program is making the students see that as a realistic possibility now. GHS is also looking for additional opportunities to partner with St. John businesses and organizations, Duffy added. We would welcome additional opportunities for us to partner with businesses, individuals and organizations, she said. Anyone interested in partnering with GHS is urged to call Duffy at the school at 776-1730.GHS Students Getting Hands-on Work ExperienceContinued from Page 4
St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 19 Thursday, January 31 7:05 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident r/ that her sister refused to return her belongings. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Friday, February 1 9:42 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r that a male allowed his dog to urinate and defecate near his art work displayed in the area of Cruz Bay beach. Distur bance of the peace. Saturday, February 2 12:53 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. 9:40 a.m. A citizen p/r an auto accident in the area of Maho Bay. Auto accident. 12:20 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted in the area of Cruz Bay. Simple assault. Sunday, February 3 11:58 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that someone was on his property. Suspicious activity. Monday, February 4 12:33 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that three females jumped her in the area of Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 10:25 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident p/r that a female threatened her via Facebook. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 1:41 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she lost her bag in an unknown location. Lost bag. 3:27 p.m. An Estate Bever houdstberg resident p/requesting police assistance to retrieve money. Police assistance. No time given An Estate Zootenvaal resident c/r that her landlord disconnected the elec tricity to her residence. Landlord/tenant dispute. T uesday, February 5 9:08 a.m An Estate Pastory resident p/requesting police assistance in conducting a transaction. Police assistance. 12:24 p.m. An employee of First Banks Cruz Bay branch c/r that a female came into the bank and demanded money from the 3:13 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command known address, under arrest and charged with First Degree Robbery. Bail was set at $75,000 by order of the court. She was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action. W ednesday, February 6 9:14 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a safari van sideswiped his vehicle in the area of Reef Bay Trail. Auto collision. 8:24 p.m. A doctor from Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r an attempted suicide patient. Attempted suicide.EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 St. John Tradewinds Power Theft, known as the silent crime, is not a victimless crime. Theft of electricity and water increases everyones rates so the honest customers end up paying for the stolen utilities. Reducing this theft is an excellent example of how to cut the cost of WAPA bills while helping fellow citizens do the same. Anyone trying to cause a meter to stop, to under register, or to be bypassed is stealing power. Tampering with a meter is a crime in the Virgin Islands. $5,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to one year. WAPA does prosecute, as evidenced by successful criminal prosecutions that required powrepay hundreds of thousands of dollars which represented the cost of the stolen power. Cutting and stealing power lines is also a criminal act that carries very stiff consequences, which can include loss of limbs or life from electrocution. It is very danger ous. Be part of the solution. Crime Stoppers urges V.I. residents to report suspected power and water thefts. We also encourage you to report those who might be making power theft possible. All that is needed is the address where you believe the theft is occurring and a brief description of what leads you to this conclusion. To report a suspected theft call WAPAs Internal Audit Revenue Assurance Division at 340715-6563 or send an email to email@example.com. In the event you feel a need to remain anonymous, tell us what you know at www.CrimeStop persUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip turns out to be cor rect, you will receive a reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward is $357 plus 10 percent of WAPAs estimate of the value of the stolen power or water. Our maximum reward is $2,500. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. You can also help by contributing to the Crime Stoppers reward fund. For details please go to our website at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org and click on Support Us.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands The National Honor Society of Gifft Hill School is hosting a Black History Film Series this month. times are 5 p.m. at the GHS Upper Campus. Children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Thursday, February 14: On the Shoulders of Giants Unrated (90 minutes) Documentary: Created by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, this is the story of the Harlem Rens (Harlem Renaissance Big Five) Basketball Team who won the World Championship. Friday, February 22: Childrens March PG (40 minutes) Winning an Oscar in 2005 for Best Documentary Short Subjects. The Childrens March describes how the young people of ple can effect positive social change.GHS National Honor Society Presents Black History Film Series The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its government partners will host a public listening session on February 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas. The sessions will be broadcast via video to locations in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group, led by EPA Region 2, was recently formed to facilitate a closer working relationship among its mem ber agencies to coordinate government strategies in protecting coral reefs. During the February 25 listening session and at the accompa nying broadcast locations, members of the Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group will solicit input from the public regarding the state of coral reefs throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and how best to protect them.Public Listening Session Set for Reefs 2013 Summer Internship opportunity. The internship will be for eight to 10 weeks during the summer months of May through August 2013. The actual dates will depend on the interns school schedule. The main role of this individual will be to assist Friends in project management and administrative support. This individual will be assigned to several projects and tasks at the beginning of the internship. These projects are to be determined in the late spring. This individual will gain experience in working with a National Candidates for the internship should be entering juniors/seniors ronmental sciences or environmental education. In addition, candidates should have excellent writing and internet research skills, be self-motivated and strong team players. This is an unpaid internship, however housing at Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds and a small food and a transportation stipend ($250/ week) will be provided. Please send a resume with cover letter and two references no later than March 8, 2013 to: Summer Internship Program Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, P.O. Box 811 St. John, VI 00831, or email or firstname.lastname@example.org.Friends of VINP Seeking Intern
20 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 PLAYING JACKSACROSS song Atlantic given name protector DOWN gym 33 Pantry insect short and Nevada St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263T uesday, February 12 The third Coral Bay Marine Uses Planning Meeting will be Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room six at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School. The St. John Historical Society will explore the roots of several recognizable Virgin Islands families including Gomez, Pickering, Smith, Sprauve, Turnbull, Varlack, and more than 10 others at its Tuesday, February 12, meeting at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 14 Join the love on Thursday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay Beach at a free vow renewal ceremony hosted by Minister Anne Marie Porter. Saturday, February 16 The Third Annual Broadway Comes to St. John the St. John School of the Arts Fundraiser of an original musical featur ing fourth graders from across St. John will be Saturday, February 16, 2013. February 16-20 This years St. John Arts Festival, set for February 16 through 20, will include a Caribbean Film Festival, historical explorations and more W ednedsay, February 20 This year the St. John Film Society will host a number of ing off with Ring of Fire, on Wednesday, February 20, at Cases by the Sea at 7:30 p.m. February 21-23 The Annual Folklife Festival in celebration of Black History month in February will be on Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, February 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. Saturday, February 23 The 9th Annual Friends of VINP Gala at Presidio del Mar in Estate Peter Bay on February 23. Saturday, March 2 Get ready for a evening of dance, music and exciting enter tainment while supporting education on Saturday, March 2, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Concordia Eco-Resort.
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HH-TW 2.11.2013 C.indd 1 2/6/13 11:26 AM St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 23 St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds WeddingWire, the nations leading online wedding mar ketplace, announced last week that Anne Marie Porter has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Brides Choice Awards 2013 for Brides choice on St. John in the Virgin Islands. The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top fessionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Porters selection as a Brides Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the worlds largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organiza tion, the WeddingWire Brides Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Porter. The WeddingWire Brides Choice Awards 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 ser vice categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Brides Choice Awards winner, Porter is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network, said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingBrides Choice Awards program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year, said Chi. We are honored to recognize Anne Marie Porter for her impressive achievements within the wedding industry. Porter is thrilled to be one of the top Brides Choice in St. John, Virgin Islands in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee.Porter Selected to WeddingWire Brides Choice
24 St. John Tradewinds, February 11-17, 2013 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH Franklin Powell Sr. Park, Cruz Bay Westin St. John ResortSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17THFranklin Powell Sr. Park, Cruz BayMONDAY, FEBRUARY 18THFranklin Powell Sr. Park, Cruz Bay TUES. FEB 1 9TH WED. FEB. 20TH Franklin Powell Sr. Park SAT. FEB 16TH WED. FEB. 20THLittle Park Visitors Center Gospel Concert 2:00 3:00 pm Quadrille Dancers 3:00 4:00 pm Inner Visions Reggae Band 12:30 pm 4:30 pm Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra Childrens Steel Band Music Noon 4:00 pmChildrens Ballroom Dancing 3:00 pm 4:00 pm Caribbean Ritual Dancers 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Love City Leapers St. John Youth Jump Rope Team 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Broadway Comes to St. John Independent Event Samba Combo S. American Rhythm 12:30 pm 4:30 pm Koko & Sunshine Band 12:30 pm 4:30 pm Caribbean Food, Arts & Crafts Exhibition 10:00 am 5:00 pm Childrens Art Show The Marketplace, 2nd Floor