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Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrating 109th Anniversary

Jan. 15 marks the 109th Anniversary of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Inc. Recognized as Founders’ Day, over 283,000 members around the world, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, will join together for the highly-anticipated celebration.

Moravian School Gives Christmas Bells to Rotary Club St. Thomas II

The Moravian School presented Rotary Club St. Thomas II with “Christmas bells,” popularly known in the islands as fly “flyah” catchers.

V.I. Organizations Join to Create ‘USVI Says NO MORE’

The Women's Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC), the Family Resource Center (FRC) and the V.I. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) are partnering to coordinate ‘USVI Says NO MORE,’ a new territory-centered campaign for awareness and intervention on domestic violence and sexual assault.

VI Golf Association Contributes $3,000 to Children’s Museum

The Virgin Islands Children's Museum (VICM) has announced a contribution from the VI Golf Federation in the amount of $3,000.

Friends of Denmark Republishes an Island Treasure

To celebrate the Centennial of the transfer of government from Denmark to the U.S.A., the St. Thomas-St. John Friends of Denmark Society proudly announces the facsimile publication of a commemorative magazine printed by the Society in 1967. The title is 50 Years: St. Thomas Friends of Denmark Society.

CFVI: Educators Receive Anderson Family Fund Grants

For the 15th consecutive year, the Anderson Family Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded teacher grants to educators in the territory. A total of $24,920 in grants were given to schools on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

V.I. Carnival Committee Announces 65th Anniversary Theme

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee (VICC) announces the 2017 V.I. Carnival theme: “A Centennial Commemoration for our 65th Carnival Celebration.”

AmeriCorps Honors V.I. Vets, Support Group

Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, recognized four veterans who reside at the LSSVI Housing Communities, as well as the AmeriCorps members who support them.

Friends of the Park Hold Annual Paddle the Park Event

On Sunday, Nov. 6, dozens of colorful standup paddle boards lined the Maho Beach, ready for action. Standing in their brightly colored jerseys adorned with the logos of more than a dozen sponsoring local businesses’ logos, 43 competitors lined up, knee-deep in the water.

My Brother’s Workshop Receives Generous Donation of $25,000 and 10 Computers

A non-profit organization, My Brother’s Workshop provides the tools that build hope to at-risk and high-risk youth, ages of 16-24, by offering paid on-the-job training, mentoring, education and job placement.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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