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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
Violet Francis Dead at 92

Violet Francois of Estate Whim died on Oct. 10. She was 92 years old.
She is survived by her spouse, Joseph Francois; daughters: Beryl Doward and Myrtle Green; stepdaughter, Nora Brown; son, Melvin A. Petersen; sister, Eldra Canton; brothers: Iver Eric Abramson and Rupert A. Abramson Sr.; sister-in-law, Juanita Abramson; daughter-in-law, Mildred Petersen; son-in-law, C.D. Brown; nieces: Caprice Abramson and Bernetta Abramson; nephews: Marc Abramson and Rupert Abramson Jr.; and grandchildren: Michael Boutte Sr. and Howard Boutte, Dwayne Doward, Dameon Doward, Maureen Petersen House, Marleen Petersen, Maisie Cain, Valerie Atkinson, Melanie Petersen, Melvin Petersen Jr., Linda Dewar, Sandra Rollins, Pamela Lewis, Marcia Roberts, Natasha Francois, Adriana Newton and Christiane Brown.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Michael Boutte Jr., Elizabeth Boutte, Marilyn Walton, Jonathan Boutte, Nichelle Boutte, Tanya Doward, Bianca Doward, Tenisha Doward, Johonathon Doward, Amani Doward, Amaya Doward, Jermande Doward, Milton Doward, Masoud House, Malik House, Crystal Cain, Dericia and Desaric Walwyn, Jamal, Jasmin and Jerica Atkinson, Jamar Petersen, Nekia and Shauna Roberts, Kyle and Kaiya Lewis, Randy Rollins, Marc and Venus Greene, and Siobhan Donawa; and great-great grandchildren: Devon Atkinson, Madison Grant, Marvell and Michelle Rollins, Maalak Edwards and Phoenix Walton; many cousins and friends too numerous to mention but not forgotten; special mention of her caregivers and friends: Lydell Parris Shaw and Carmen Sweeney.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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