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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

On Thursday, Dec.8, the gallery will host the world premiere of Wider Angle Productions’ “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.” Complementary champagne and popcorn will be served. Filmed on St. John, film is a half-hour documentary about the island’s dramatic increase in green iguanas over the last few decades.

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2016-12-07 15:56:41
Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

“The Stuart Hall Project” is John Akomfrah’s documentary and visual poem about the work of Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall, whose engagement with issues of hybridity and the complexity of identity profoundly shaped British cultural studies in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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2016-12-07 15:50:58
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Dockside Bookshop Book Picks

 

"The Taker" by Alma Katsu
"The Taker" by Alma Katsu

 Here is where you will find what’s new at St. Thomas’s well-known Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our “picks” for fiction and non-fiction.
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
                “The Complete Bookshop”
      Mon., Wed., Thurs, Sat. – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
             Tues. and Fri. – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                      Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                               774-4937
                E-mail: dockside@islands.vi
Dr. Sandra O. Harrigan will be signing copies of her book “Remembering Family: A Crucian Soujourn” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Dockside Books. 
                                   BOOK PICKS
Fiction
“The Taker” by Alma Katsu
$19.99
“This is a great book. And by great, I mean devastatingly so, like reading The Scarlet Letter, while riding a roller coaster, on acid. Seductive, daring, soaring and ultimately gut-wrenching, The Taker is a lush, historical rendering of transcendent love, paranormal beings, and the depths of pain that can be felt by immortal hearts.” —Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 
“Heartwishes” by Jude Deveraux
$16.99
Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. Fascinated with history and desperately trying to finish her dissertation, she's hoping against all hope that the papers will yield new information to invigorate her research.
What she didn't expect to find is references to the Heartwishes Stone - believed by most to be pure legend and said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier. As Gemma learns more about the family -- and even begins falling in love with the eldest son, Colin -- it becomes increasingly clear that their wishes are actually coming true.
Together, Gemma and Colin must work together to find the stone that's been missing for over one hundred years -- and with an international thief also on the hunt, the clock is ticking. Because in the wrong hands, no one named Frazier will ever be safe.
Hardcover fiction
“Retribution” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
$25.99 (Dark Hunter Series)
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life.
“Bloodmoney” by David Ignatius
$25.95
Although her last outing nearly got her killed, CIA field operative Sophie Marx is eager to get out of the office again. She gets her chance with a dangerous assignment: She's charged with tracking down the source of a leak that has gotten four agents killed. What she uncovers leads to Pakistan and Afghanistan, but also to a wheeler-dealer on her own side. Once again, David Ignatius (Body of Lies; The Increment) delivers the goods with a realistic foreign intrigue thriller.
Hardcover Nonfiction
“Disintegration”by Eugene Robinson
$24.95
From Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and commentator Robinson comes a paradigm-shifting book about race in America. He argues that, through decades of desegregation, affirmative action and immigration, the concept of black America has shattered. Now, instead of one, there are four distinct groups. 
POPULAR SELLERS
“Fifth Woman” by Henning Mankell $7.99
“American Assassin” by Vince Flynn $9.99
“Heart of the Matter” by Emily Giffen $7.99
“Bedazzled” by Stephen Hunter $9.99
“Jayne Castle” by Jayne Krentz $7.99

 

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