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VIWMA Announces Easter Holiday Operation Hours

The V.I. Waste Management Authority advises the community of the Easter Holiday scheduled at the territory’s convenience center, landfills and…

 
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Bowsky School Starts First Elementary Honors Chapter

Yvonne Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School is on the move. On Wednesday, the school inducted 19 of its students into the district's first National Elementary Honor Society chapter.

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2014-04-16 23:33:46
Federal Agents Charge Man with Transporting Firearms

Federal agents Monday arrested Manuel Benel Cuadrado at the Cyril E. King Airport, charging him with transporting firearms into the U.S. Virgin Islands in violation of federal law.

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2014-04-16 01:23:01
DeJongh Meets with Feds on VINGN

Gov. John deJongh Jr. met with NOAA and national telecommunications officials on Friday after they completed a five-day site review of federally funded V.I. broadband projects.

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2014-04-15 00:06:39
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Carnival Time: Upcoming Events at the St. Thomas Historical Trust and Elsewhere

 

This year is Carnival's 60th anniversary, and the Carnival Committee streamers strung from the rooftops all around downtown make a happy rattle whenever the wind blows. The Public Works Department is already nailing the roofs on the reviewing stands in Veterans' On Wednesday, April 11, the Fort Christian parking lot closed in order for the Carnival Village to be built. This has impacted parking downtown a good deal, so those who are planning a museum visit, please call first (774-5541) and the museum will try to identify some parking for you.
Here is a link to the Carnival schedule: http://www.vicarnival.com/VICCCarnivalShedule.pdf
Friday April 13 Forum Event
Renowned Clarinetist David Shifrin and Pianist Gloria Chien perform Poulenc, Debussy, Brahms and Rossini at 8 p.m. in Prior-Jollek Hall (on the Antilles School campus, at the top of the hill). For more information, call 690-4350.
April 13, 14 and 15, 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival at UVI
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Three Nights - Seven Films
Time for the sixth annual American Museum of Natural History/Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival. If you love to learn about other people in other places in the world, your event is coming. The University of the Virgin Islands Communication Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences brings a remarkable series of films to the Virgin Islands, -- all
new, all striking and all revealing about the world far from our islands.
Mark the dates - April 13, 14, 15 - Three evenings when you will see some of the very finest independent cultural documentaries in the United States. See the Trust Calendar for detailed information at: http://www.stthomashistoricaltrust.org/calendar.php
Thursday April 19, 7p.m. Forum Event
La Traviata performed by the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, starting at 7p.m. in Prior-Jolleck Hall.  For more information, call 690-4350.
April 23-27 The Trust museum will be closed during Carnival week, but reopen on April 30.
April 29 (Sunday), Hassel Island Tour. Leaves from the Frenchtown Dock at 8:30 a.m.
This month's tour is not as physically demanding as others, with a visit to Careening Cove, which was home to the Hamburg-American Line, the Brondsted &Company Wharf, the lime kiln, the Officer's Quarters and the Hassel cemetery, and the Creque Marine Railway if time and weather permits. To reserve a spot or get more details, just contact the Trust at 774-5541. This month's tour will be led by our esteemed Hassel Island Cadre Tour Guide, Marty Olson, who is an ardent student of Hassel Island history. Reservations are limited to just 20 participants, so please call early to get your spot.
While the tour is not as physically demanding as previous tours, it will still require sturdy shoes (hiking shoes are ideal), at least 32 oz. of water, sunscreen and a bag lunch. To gauge whether you are physically ready, expect the equivalant of hiking the 99 steps four or five times over the period of about 3-4 hours.
May 13 - Mother's Day Memberships, Museum Visits and new Exhibits
Surprise Mom with a gift of Historical Trust membership.  It’s just $25 annually. Or make a plan to bring Mom by the museum for a tour featuring our scores of photos from the early 20th century, our incredible collection of beautiful antiques and a super new exhibit of three decades of artwork by local artist Marie Moore, donated by celebrated art collector Ms. Savanna Clark of Washington, D.C.
Also new, we have a copy of articles from the St. Croix Avis from 1819, with a story about a recent hurricane, "...all the fences have been destroyed, many houses unroofed and some entirely blown down, every wharf injured in some degree..." Stop by and give it a read.
In addition to exhibits on the inside of the museum, we have been sprucing up our entry courtyard and are looking for orchids and other flowering plants. The crowns of thorns and desert roses we planted last year are thriving and we've recently planted a new lime tree. For those of you who have too many orchids, they could certainly have a happy home here and beautify the historic entrance. The courtyard has plenty of shade with limited direct sun during the day. The locked gate offers security for your plants, but allows for their appreciation by visitors, passersby, volunteers and staff.

 

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