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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
Things to do — St. Croix
Manor School Holds Mega Market and Yard Sale Extravaganza

 Manor School will hold a Mega Market and Community Yard Sale Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The public is invited to join the event as vendors and set up their own booths to sell their gently used merchandise or crafts or information tables about their organization. Manor is also accepting donations of yard sale items that they can sell. community members wanting to reserve a space for their own sale items or wanting to donate items can stop by the school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call Ms. Weathered at Manor School at 718-1448 or 340-514-1694 (cell), or Ms. Diaz at 201-8804. Spaces rent for $25 without a table and $35 with a table. Arrangements can be made for pick-up of large items being donated for the Manor booth on Thursday, March 2. Please call in advance, so a schedule can be made.

 On the day of the yard sale, the public is invited to come shop, eat or have their cars washed. There will be a local Cruzan breakfast for purchase including salt fish, johnny cake, spinach and boiled eggs for $7 per plate and a lunch special with BBQ chicken or roast pork prepared by Chicken Shack and two sides for $8 and $10. One stop shopping will also include a car wash held at Princess Snackette next door. For the culturally-minded, there will be a pre-show of the upcoming Potentiality Exhibit with works by well-known artists. There will be a DJ spinning tunes as well.
All proceeds from the Extravaganza will go to Manor School’s scholarship fund. Donations of items can be dropped off at the school during school hours located at 4236 La Grande Princesse in Christiansted. Clean out the storage room and donate to a good cause or just come join this fun and worthwhile community event.

 

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