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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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The Bookworm: Latest Novel from Terry McMillan

This is a novel for anyone who’s lost a love and wondered, “What if…?”  It’s a book you’ll want to share with your BFFs. “I Almost Forgot about You” is a book you shouldn’t let get away.

Read entire articleJun 8 2016 - 11:56pm
The Bookworm: Take This Book for a Spin

This book is as fun as a spin around the block on a warm summer evening, reading it easy as, well, riding a bike. And if that was (or is) one of your favorite things, “The Mechanical Horse” is a winner.

Read entire articleJun 1 2016 - 8:31pm
The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 11:06pm
The Bookworm: Feel the Music in 'Shorty Trombone'

Andrews tells of coming up poor and finding riches in his New Orleans’ songs. It’s a story that’ll make your children want to dance with music they can almost hear from the pages of this book

Read entire articleMay 18 2016 - 9:44pm
The Bookworm: 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

Put this wonderful novel in your hands and “Britt-Marie Was Here” will slyly tickle your funny bone while Fredrik Backman simultaneously wrings your heart out with both fists.

Read entire articleMay 11 2016 - 12:49am
The Bookworm: Who's Watching the House?

This book had me stuck to my sofa. It’s lively, informative, oh-so-fun to read, and a must-have for anyone with real estate. If that sounds like your kinda book, then “A Burglar’s Guide” will be a steal.

Read entire articleMay 3 2016 - 10:18pm
The Bookworm: Have Your 'Cake' and Read it Too

In "Cake," readers will be entertained by tales of adventure and spices, the advent of the “domestic goddess,” and how bakers came to love a woman who “never actually existed.”

Read entire articleApr 27 2016 - 11:52pm
The Bookworm: 'The Blackbirds'
Much as I anticipate Dickey’s novels, I didn’t think this wordy one was his best – but it’s not the worst either. “The Blackbirds”has issues, yes, but diehard fans may still crow about it.
Read entire articleApr 20 2016 - 8:21pm
The Bookworm: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

Teege tells about her experiences, her memories and her heartbreaking repugnance for her ancestry, but Sellmair acts as a sort of narrator, filling in the historical gaps among Teege’s tale.

Read entire articleApr 12 2016 - 10:47pm
The Bookworm: 'Junk'

This is not a self-help book. It won’t tell you how to empty your crammed closets, but it’s engaging and plenty fun to read – which makes “Junk” a great book to put in your hands.

Read entire articleApr 5 2016 - 10:53pm