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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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St. Thomas-St. John District Schools to Dismiss Early on Thursday, Jan. 26

There will be an early dismissal of all public schools on Thursday, Jan. 26. Dismissals will take place three hours before normal release times and are necessary to accommodate monthly job-embedded professional development for teachers.

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2017-01-21 18:56:20
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

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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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
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The St. Thomas Reformed Church Presents the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers

The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers
The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers

 The St. Thomas Reformed Church is celebrating its 350th anniversary with music. The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers (EOJAS) performs sacred and secular music from the African and African-American tradition. The choir will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Prior-Jolleck Hall, Antilles Campus. The choir, founded in 2005, is composed of alumni of the Essence of Joy Choir of The Pennsylvania State University. It has performed extensively in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Washington D.C., Belgium, Luxembourg and France. EOJAS’ purpose is to learn, present, and promote African and African-American sacred and secular music in an effort to entertain, inspire, affirm and unify the worldwide community.

EOJAS artistic director, Dr. Anthony Leach, is an associate professor of music and music education at Pennsylvania State University and is its current laureate. He is the director and founder of Essence of Joy and the director of the Penn State University Choir. Leach teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. He holds a Ph.D. in music education and a M.M. in conducting from Penn State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Penn. Leach is a member of The American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference and The Gospel Music Workshop of America. His composition “Walk Together Children” is published by Earthsongs.
                          Tickets are $35, $10 for students with ID, and are available at the Reichhold box office, Draughting Shaft, Home Again and the church office.
                        For more information, visit www.eojas.org or callTom Bonsaint at 571-239-0049.
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