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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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Coastweeks Doubles Down on Goal of Pristine Beaches

Coastweeks events in the territory will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. This year, events will include a renewed emphasis on litter prevention thanks to a $99,000 Marine Debris Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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2016-08-30 15:31:01
UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.

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2016-08-30 14:33:18
Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. 

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2016-08-28 13:56:29
Deaths — St. Croix
Winifred O’Reilly Dies at 93

 

Winifred O’Reilly
Winifred O’Reilly

The family of the late Winifred O’Reilly is saddened to announce her passing on Sept. 29, 2013. She was born on May 21, 1920.
She was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Patricia “Patty Ann.” She is survived by her sons: Brian, John and Stephanus; stepson, Sean O’Reilly; grandchildren: Brain II, Cinnamon, Candice, Stephen, Brandon, Blaire and Stephanie; great-grandchildren: Khalil and Rashad; stepsisters: Louise O’Reilly and Doris Williams; and daughters-in-law: Nellie, Arleen and Ireene.
She is also survived by nieces: Barbara Venetis, Sylvia Gibbs, Sandra O’Reilly, Coreen Hughes, Yvonne Tyson (Fla.) and Ethlyn Tyson (England); nephews: Roland James (Texas), Howard Daniels (Col.), Tony Tyson (Fla.), Craig James (Texas) and Ray Pemberton; godchild, Sherraine Venetis; special friends: Millie DeChabert, Andrea Stephenson, “Aunt” Leona Watson and Gladys Rohlsen; special families: the Smiths, Gordons and Messers of Newton, the Bradys, Benjamins, Bogans, Maccows, Ortizes, Simmondses, McIntoshes, Felixes and Lindseys of Mon-Bijou.
Special thank you to Pastor Vessup and his wife, and the Richmond Senior Center -- in particular, Evelyn Frazer.
Winifred was a loving, kind and gentle soul who touched many people. She will be sorely missed.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 90A Upper Love. Interment will be at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Professional Funeral Services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
Located at 6 AA La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, VI 00820; Telephone: 718-8663/Fax: 718-8661

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