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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
Schools — St. Croix
Students to Perform in ‘Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools’ at Fort Frederik

Students from the territory’s schools will be promenading on the grounds of Fort Frederik to quelbe, the official music of the Virgin Islands, during a “Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools”celebration scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Participating schools and youth groups will include Elena L. Christian Jr. High (ECJH), Pearl B. Larsen Elementary, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, Juanita Gardine Elementary and the Emancipation Dancers from St. Croix, and the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School FlamboCombo from St. Thomas.
 Melodious sounds will come from the instruments of the Quelbe Ambassadors and Stanleyand the Ten Sleepless Knights to keep the youthful performers in step with the traditional music of the islands.  Following the revival, the audience will get the chance to brush up on their dancing steps during a grand quadrille party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission for the entire celebration is only $5 for adults and $2 for students. 
For more information on Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools, contact ECJH Music Department Chairperson Valrica Bryson at 718-4445.

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