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Coral Bay Community Council Seeks Stories About St. John Schools

The Coral Bay Community Council is collecting the stories of two schoolhouses: the East End School and the original schoolhouse at the Guy Benjamin School and documenting their important roles in the culture and education from 1870 to about 1970. 

Coral Bay Community Council to Hold ‘Stuff Depot’ Fundraiser

The Coral Bay Community Council will host a “Stuff Depot” on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors at Caribbean Oasis on St. John.

MBW Plans Virtual 5th Annual Mystery Event for February 26

My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) will host “Mystery in Paradise” set to the theme of Clue by Hasbro from 7-10 p.m. (AST) on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Seven Seas Water Donates $1,600 to My Brother’s Workshop

Seven Seas Water made its first donation to My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) in 2012 and is proud to support it again this year with a $1,600 donation, making its total donations to MBW through the years $21,750.

‘C’mon Man Radio Show’ and CAPA Announce Scholarship Program

This scholarship program will award $1,000 per 10 students, five boys and five girls, who must be graduating this year from a high school in the territory.

Vialet and The Emerald Gems Foundation Give Away 425 Christmas Turkeys

Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager Milt Newton and his wife Shalaun Newton hosted the Christmas Turkey Giveaway that provided 425 turkeys territory-wide to non-profit organizations and families in need of a holiday blessing.

2021 USVI Chess Federation Returns to Chess Tournaments

This past weekend, Dec. 18 and 19, two round robin chess tournaments were conducted on St. Croix.

St. Thomas Lodge 9679 Brings Holiday Joy to 40 Foster Children

Every child, no matter what their home life looks like, should experience goodwill and joy, especially during the holiday season. That is why St. Thomas Lodge 9679 (the Lodge), with the help of the Division of Children and Family Services, decided to organize a day of play, Santa and gifts for over 40 children who are currently being fostered.

Christmas Festivities Planned on St. John This Week

The Coral Bay Community Council will host a visit from Santa on Wednesday, and on Christmas Eve, Caneel Bay Resort will hold a celebration with Santa and his merry helpers at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay.

The Hilltop Holiday Gala Raises Funds and Hopes for the VI Children’s Museum

Although the VICM did close down for six months at the start of the pandemic, they were able to reopen at the end of September 2020, thanks to their dedicated employees and an eager public.

Non-Profit Island Green Surpasses 1,000,000 Cans Recycled; Senate President Tours Facilities

Established in 2004, Island Green Living Association is a not for profit organization on St. John dedicated to sustainability throughout the United States Virgin Islands.

St. Croix Foundation Announces Release of 2021 KIDS COUNT USVI Data Book

KIDS COUNT is seen as a vital means of providing critical data about child well-being for many federal, state and local government agencies.

2022 Young Farmer Grant Program Applications Now Available

The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) offers grants to help young and beginning farmers as well as ranchers start up and grow their businesses.

New Law Establishes Nurse Licensure Compact

The new law will establish the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) to create a Multistate Nursing License in the Virgin Islands.

St. John Rescue to Celebrate 25 Years of Service on Dec. 9

St. John Rescue will mark its 25th anniversary of serving the community with a celebration on Dec. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at its new headquarters on Gifft Hill.

DHJ and Do My People Do! Partner to Expand Disaster Recovery, Youth Development

The historic partnership between D. Hamilton Jackson and Do My People Do! allows the entities to optimize leadership and training opportunities in construction and carpentry for young men and women from ages 12 to 22 in the community.

DHJ Long-Term Disaster Recover Committee Honors Anya Stuart, Awards Scholarships

The committee honored Anya Stuart, executive director of the Family Resource Center for her 21 years of service and commitment as an advocate for victims of violent crimes in the Virgin Islands.

Democratic Vision Club Donates to Penn-Scipio Thanksgiving Dinner

Edgar Baker Phillips, president of the Democratic Vision Club, presented a check for $500 to Francine Penn-Scipio of the Scipio Foundation recently to help fund the family's annual Thanksgiving community dinner at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas.

Caribbean Volunteer Services, Inc. Celebrates International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

The Caribbean Volunteer Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides hope and support resources to those considering suicide and those affected by suicide, celebrated International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day virtually on Saturday.

Domestic Violence Advocates Update Community on Applicable Laws

When advocates working with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council lobbied their leadership for a refresher course on local laws, the new director decided to invite their supporters.

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