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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
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Military News of Virgin Islanders for December

Editor's note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months' files in this section. Please e-mail information about yourself or any family member serving in these regards to visource@gmail.com. Provide the individual's full name, age, rank, service branch or organization, home island, immediate family members in the Virgin Islands, brief description of education and training, and, if possible, a description of where the person is based or has been deployed. Please limit the information to about 200 words. We welcome photos.
 
Air Force Staff Sgt. Wade E. Mcfarlande/St. Croix

Dec. 14, 2010 (Joint Hometown News Service) - Air Force Staff Sgt. Wade E. Mcfarlande has deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
     Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along with active duty members to support the war against global terrorism.  Mission objectives encompass combating the international terrorist network or regime forces outside the borders of the United States.  U.S. troops serve in South and Southwest Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, islands in the Pacific and other countries.
    Mcfarlande, a crew chief with six years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.
    He is the son of Aretha Mcfarlande of Mount Pleasant St., Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands, and father of Wade A. Mcfarlande III of N. Moody Drive, Ray City, Ga.
    The staff sergeant is a 2004 graduate of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Frederiksted.

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