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Author Milagros Romero, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Survivor, Launches Book

The workshop Romero held included creative writing exercises, art and sharing of personal experiences amongst the participants -- one of whom stated in response to the workshop: “many thanks for the blessing that was bestowed upon us.”

Sorority Observes Alpha Kappa Alpha Global Impact Day

By donating shoes to Soles4Souls, members not only enable children to walk to school and adults to walk to work, but it also enables others to see the profound impact donating a single pair of shoes can have in disrupting the cycle of poverty for those in need.

CFVI, Carnival Cruise Line to Unveil Revitalized Play Facilities at Griffith Park

Funding for the project was provided through a generous donation to CFVI from Carnival Cruise Line, which had contacted both CFVI and the V.I. Department of Tourism shortly after the 2017 hurricanes to see how they could contribute to recovery efforts.

London Duo Releases Song About STT Girl Fighting Illness

The song release of “Ella’s Hope”, by the London duo, The Luck, is a powerful ballad about a five-year-old little girl living with a severe rare neurological condition known as Rett Syndrome and her journey for a cure.
Not one for serious discussion, the King of the Wing mascot was busy delighting the kids and dancing to the party music that never let up. (Gerard Sperry photo)

Annual King of the Wing Contest Set for June 15 at Magens Bay

Teams consisting of the top local restaurants, businesses, organizations and chicken wing connoisseurs will set up their grills and cooking stations right on the beach starting at noon.

USDA Announces Sign-Up for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program; Deadline Is May 10

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in FY 2019. The program provides many benefits including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience to weather extremes.
Virgin Islanders will be able to safely and legally dispose of old prescription medicines this month when the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney’s Office hold National Prescription Take–Back Events Oct. 27.

ARCH’s #DrugFreeVIYouths High School Film Contest Seeks Entrants

Films should be between 60-90 seconds long and focus on any of the following topics: Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse, Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse, Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use, Preventing Youth Tobacco Use, Preventing Suicide.
Cairo Leonard spells 'scene' in an early round of the tournament. (Photo submitted by VIDE)

Third-Grader Cairo Leonard Wins STT-STJ District’s Primary Bee

Cairo Leonard, a third grader at Yvonne Milliner Bowsky Elementary School, capped off 24 action-packed rounds Wednesday and claimed the St. Thomas – St. John District Primary Spelling Bee championship with the correct spelling of “llama.”

CFVI Reminds Public of Current Grant, Scholarship Opportunities

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) currently has three funding opportunities available, two of which have an upcoming deadline of April 15.

Pure Balance to Host Cycling Class to Benefit DVSAC

Pure Balance is teaming up with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (VI DVSAC) to hold an indoor cycling ride class to raise money to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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