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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, June 22, 2024


Here is a short update of some new items inside the St. John Source. This is a partial list only. Choose more stories and information from our menu at the left of your screen.
Music: Sunday's "Doug Lewis Show" on WVGN-FM features new releases by bluegrass artist Alecia Nugent, blues band Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the roots/gospel group Ollabelle and the Irish group Gràda — and a lot more.
Schools: The president of the National PTA will be the guest speaker and a workshop leader at the annual convention of the V.I. Parent Teacher Student Association on May 29 at St. Croix's Education Complex … Since the early 1990s, students in Puerto Rico and the St. Thomas/St. John district have been exchanging cultural visits. Last week it was the Puerto Rico students learning about the Virgin Islands … The UVI Business Division is hosting a free two-week residency program on the St. Thomas campus for high school juniors and seniors in June.
Organizations: The American Red Cross will hold disaster services training for all volunteers who have completed the "Introduction to Disaster" class … The two Toastmasters clubs on St. Thomas and the one on St. Croix are seeking new members … The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is accepting nominations for its 3rd annual Silverbells and Cockleshells Awards.
Movies: Thursday's changes are posted. Check out what's arriving, what's departing and what's playing on at the St. Thomas cinema.
Business/St. John: Representatives of the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center are reaching out this week to make sure V.I. business people know about the services they offer.
Open forum: A writer thinks the Senate may be taking two steps backward for every step forward … The wife of an Army staff sergeant who grew up on St. Croix and is now serving in Iraq is looking for help in finding her husband's father, "Charles," whom he has not seen since childhood.
Local Government: The Senate Homeland Security Committee meets Wednesday on St. Croix and Friday on St. Thomas … Parents and others who deal with children up to age 8 are invited to take part in the Human Services Department's 6th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference May 27-28 on St. Thomas; it's free.
Op-ed: With Mother's Day in mind, Lawrence Boschulte shares thoughts of his relationship with his late grandmother — including recollections of lessons sometimes inadvertently learned and regrets about opportunities missed.
Community/People: Eight V.I. youths have been selected to attend the Sustainable Agriculture Training Institute at Alcorn State University in Mississippi this summer.
Editorial: While the Public Services Commission kowtows to the phone company, the rate payers, businesses and investors in the territory are being handed the short end of the stick, again.
Community/Other stuff: Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center will host a two-mile walkathon on Saturday to mark National Hospital Week and to benefit the Dial-A-Ride program, and it will be downhill all the way.
National Park: The Friends of V.I. National Park needs volunteers for its Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on May 30, including 20 experienced kayakers, two folks with dinghies and people to help with check-ins, set-ups, time-keeping and break-downs after the event.
On St. Thomas, Roy L. Schneider Hospital officials announced on Monday the donation toward the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute of $200,000 from the estate of Lilian Hoepfner Langford, a longtime resident who died last year of cancer … Two World War II sailors were reunited with their LST — 90 feet under the sea, where the ship is a popular dive site … Residents who frequent Mandahl Beach to fish, surf and camp are working to reclaim it from stripped cars, plywood, galvanize and broken bottles.
On St. Croix, work on waterfront landmarks began last week to make Frederiksted, in the words of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, "a world recognized visitor destination" … The Good Hope School achieved at the end of last month what the territory's four public high schools hope to attain next fall: recommendation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for accreditation.

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