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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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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
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Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden Set for May 12

The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Come see the work of local artists, listen to the sounds of wonderful local musicians, eat great food and get kids involved in art – hands on. Admission is free. Tillett Gardens is located across from Four Winds Plaza on Route 38 East, 4126 Anna’s Retreat
Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork at the Children’s Art Table on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on the porch of Water Candy. 
Live entertainment and music will start at noon and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. There will be a raffle prize fundraiser all day with winners announced every hour. The winners of the Arts Alive Diner’s Delight restaurant raffle will also be announced at 2 p.m. Over 25 restaurants have donated gift certificates for the package and it’s valued at over $1200. Tickets are on sale now for the raffle from any Arts Alive Board Member or at the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens – one for $5 or five for $20.
Festival-goers, artists and musicians alike will also have an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy baked goods from the third annual Arts Alive Bake-Off/Cookie Challenge. Open to all island bakers, cookie entries will be judged on taste, texture, presentation and creativity. The winning cookie will be announced at 11 a.m. and its baker will be awarded a cash prize of $100. After the announcement, all cookies will be on sale to benefit Arts Alive.
For booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop by the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens. Arts Alive is administered by the Tillett Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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