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VIPA Issues Advisory to Drivers Using CEKA Airport Road

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traversing the Cyril E. King Airport Road due to ongoing road repairs.

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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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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
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
Miscellaneous — St. Thomas
Activities Planned for V.I. Archives Month

Oct. 1, 2008 – Each year the nation, states and territories, in collaboration with the Society of American Archivists, a professional organization representing over 5,000 individual and institutional members, and the Council of State Archivists, representing all state and territorial archivists, recognize the month of October as Archives Month to highlight the importance of records of enduring value, according to a press release from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
DPNR acknowledges Archives Month is a time to focus on these records and to enhance public recognition for the people and programs in the territory that are responsible for maintaining the community's vital historical records.
Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain custody of and provide access to the records and materials that tell us about our history and culture. V.I. archivists work in tandem with the territory's librarians, historians, teachers and culture-bearers to provide enriched information on who we are, where we came from and where we are going.
Activities planned for the month are open to the public and include:
Genealogy Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Adult Reading room of the Enid M. Bass Public Library, (2nd floor) St. Thomas

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Presentation on the Territorial Archives from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bethany Moravian Church Hall, St. John. Hosted by the Friends of the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library.
Archives Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Caribbean Collection and Archives, (3rd floor) Florence Williams Public Library, Christiansted, St. Croix.
Open House and Tour from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Caribbean Collections and Archives (3rd floor) Florence Williams Public Library, Christiansted, St. Croix
Genealogy Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 13, at the Caribbean Collections and Archives, (3rd floor) Florence Williams Public Library, Christiansted, St. Croix.
Archives Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Adult Reading Room of the Enid M. Baa Public Library (2nd floor), St. Thomas.
Open House and Tour: Archives, von Scholeten Collection and Photo Duplication Lab from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives (meet in the courtyard).
For more information, call Territorial Coordinator for Archives Susan Lugo at 774-2362 or e-mail her at Susan. Lugo @dpnr.gov.vi.

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