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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
Arts/Entertainment - Movies — St. Croix
CRITICS SAY EQUINE ACTOR A WINNER IN 'HIDALGO'

"Hidalgo" is the American mustang that was entered in the 1890 Ocean of Fire, a 3,000-mile survival race across the Arabian desert. Some critics say the horse does the best acting in the film; his main competition is Viggo Mortensen as his cowboy rider and Omar Shariff as a sheik who pits them against the purest and noblest Arabian horses ever bred and their Bedouin riders.

Read entire articleMar 30 2004 - 8:29pm
MARCH 24 CASA FUND-RAISER IS 'THE STATION AGENT'

"The Station Agent" is the second film being featured in this season's CASA of the Virgin Islands Movie Series. The multiple award-winning critics' choice about three loners who find how friendship can overcome loneliness will have a single showing the evening of Wednesday, March 24, at Diamond Cinemas.

Read entire articleMar 20 2004 - 8:30pm
'COLD MOUNTAIN' LEAVES TWO CRITICS DIVIDED

Chicago Tribune film critic Mark Caro and New Yorker critic David Denby differ over the success of "Cold Mountain," starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law. While Caro thought the film was "too pristine," Denby says "Cold Mountain" insists that "you respond to it fully."

Read entire articleFeb 3 2004 - 2:20pm
'WIN A DATE' A TAD MUCH (UNLESS YOU LOVE THE '50S)

Can a movie with a title like "Win a date with Tad Hamilton!" succeed? Well maybe, providing you are about 14, and not intellectually inclined. Or, if you just want something to enjoy your popcorn by. Or, opines Rogert Ebert, if you're one of those folks "who haunt the aisles of the video stores searching for 1950s romances."

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 10:45pm
NERD DIGS BEAUTY QUEEN IN HIP HOP SETTING, TOO

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" is a conventional comedy about teen-age romance between the school nerd and the school beauty queen. What's gotten the critics' attention -- for better or for worse -- is that it's an African-American hip hop remake of the 1987 "Can't Buy Me Love" set in middle-class white suburbia.

Read entire articleJan 21 2004 - 8:14pm
CRUISE WINS OVER CRITICS IN 'THE LAST SAMURAI'

It isn't Japanese, and it isn't Kurosawa, but "The Last Samurai" appears to have enough of the American right stuff to stand on its own. Critics say Tom Cruise, while guilty of playing Cruise, does well by his character, a mercenary hired by a rifle company to teach the Japanese to fight with guns instead of swords who is captured and won over by Samurai warriors.

Read entire articleJan 14 2004 - 3:03pm
UNLIKELY COMEDY 'STUCK ON YOU' WORKS

The Farrelly Brothers -- whose previous endeavors have featured fat people, schizophrenics, and stupidity -- take on the humorous aspects of Siamese, or conjoined, twins -- and it works.

Read entire articleJan 4 2004 - 4:10pm
'SCHOOL OF ROCK' A FORMULA FILM THAT WORKS

When a semi-washed-up rock guitarist becomes a bogus school teacher to a bunch of straight-arrow private school kids, it's grounds for a movie; it's grounds for a "School of Rock." Critics say the film has a hokey plot and is full of stereotypes -- and they love it.

Read entire articleOct 24 2003 - 12:46am
'TIME IN MEXICO' IS WELL SPENT WITH EL MARIACHI

"Once Upon a Time in Mexico," which completes Robert Rodriguez's neo-spaghetti western trilogy that started with "El Mariachi, has the biggest budget and the most big names, but Antonio Banderas back as El M. Critics say what the story lacks in structure it more than makes up for in characterizations, camera work, comic turns and, of course, lots of action.

Read entire articleSep 23 2003 - 5:12pm
NOW PLAYING AT THEATERS ON ST. CROIX

Here's a current rundown of which feature films are playing where and when, Thursday through Wednesday, at St. Croix's two cinema facilities.

Read entire articleSep 20 2003 - 7:10pm