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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Family Resource Center Honors Peacemakers Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington

Attendees of the Family Resource Center’s Peacemaker gala were inspired by the long-term efforts of Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington to make the Virgin Islands a safer and more just place to live.

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2017-01-20 17:31:36
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FOOD BASKET SURVEY SHOWS WHO HAS CHEAPEST GROCERIES

For 44 items surveyed in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ Food Basket Survey, St. Croix’s Sunshine Supermarket came in with the lowest price.
Sunshine carried a price tag of $117.90 for the 44 items compared to Plaza Extra’s $121.71 and Pueblo’s $128.70.
On St. Thomas, Plaza Extra reported the lowest price -- $75.19 -- on 31 survey items followed by Pueblo in Subbase at $79.37.
DCLA officials say savings can be realized if people shop around. They said a pound of Land-O-Lakes butter goes for $3.69 at Sunshine, $4.79 at Plaza Extra and $5.59 at Pueblo in Golden Rock.
On St. Thomas Plaza Extra sells a half-gallon of St. Thomas Dairies ice cream for $4.99 while Pueblo’s price is a $1.40 more expensive.
DCLA Commissioner Andrew Rutnik said shoppers should use coupons and specials to save money.
For more information, call Consumer Protection at 773-2226 on St. Croix and 774-3130 on St. Thomas.

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