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DOH to Host Annual Wheel-Out Event: Get Fit to Fight Diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and its community partners will host the 3rd…

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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 December 5-9

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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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Deaths — St. Croix
Khephra Nicole Nielsen Dies in New York

Khephra Nicole Nielsen
Khephra Nicole Nielsen

Khephra Nicole Nielsen of St. Croix died on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She was 30 years old. Khephra was born on St. Croix on June 9, 1979. She was a graduate of The Country Day School and attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. After graduating, she worked as an architect in Philadelphia and on St. Croix.

She is survived by her parents: Aloy "Wenty" Nielsen and Vivian Nelthropp-Nielsen; brother, Kimani Aloi Nielsen; sister-in-law, Stacey Nielsen; niece and nephew: Laliah and Kameron Nielsen; grandmother, Vernice Nelthropp; great aunts: Helen Crittenden, Norine Nelthropp Boyd, Carol Mae Nelthropp Hughes and Sherie Nelthropp Monts; great uncles: Brumney and Aubrey Nelthropp, Larry Nelthropp and Courtney Nelthropp; aunts: Doris Darden, Tina Darden, Deborah Nelthropp, Gladys Rohlsen, Doris Encarnacion, Dr. Corinne Nielsen Allen, Ruth D. Lang, Deloresÿ Lang, Betty Nielsen and Inez Lang; and uncles: Terrance Lang, Calvin Lang, Norman Nielsen, Louis Encarnacion and Virdin C. Brown. She is also survived by cousins: Glenn Nelthropp, Nicole Mishoe, Atu Darden, Solomon Paye, Allylesya Seifallah, Diedra Carver, Antonia Encarnacion, Justa Encarnacion, Maria Teresa Encarnacion, Liz Encarnacion, ChainieÿLang- Brannigan, Ricardo Lang, Romardo Lang, Thelma Lang, Tyra Lang, Ricky Lang, Tavia Lang, Heidi Nielsen Allen-Lake, Roderick J. Allen, Shannon Mayo, Ricky Nielsen, Peter A. Nielsen and other loving family members too numerous to mention. Other survivors include godparents: James Ross and Pamela Pegues; special friends: Monica Mauren, Michelle Prosser-Springer, Emily Gracci and Peter A. Nielsen; and very special friend, N'Kosi James.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Estate Mt. Pleasant, Frederiksted. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Khephra's name to MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program), by way of The St. Croix Foundation.
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