Memorial Day Activities Scheduled for May 30 on All Islands

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, and the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, the Survivor Outreach…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.

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Junior Achievement Teams, Delta Airlines, VIPA Explore Careers in Aviation

High school students from St. Croix and St. Thomas participated in a “job shadow” experience on Thursday, May 26, at the Cyril E. King airport. Debra Ceronsky, a Delta Airlines’ station manager, initiated the program by reaching out to Junior Achievement VI. Rather than limit the program to just the airline, the team agreed to bring on the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) as a partner and expose the students to the entire aviation sector.

2016-05-30 16:13:05
Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

2016-05-30 01:12:09
Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it. 

2016-05-29 21:50:04
Organizations — St. Thomas
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:
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
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:
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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