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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
Lifestyles — St. Croix
FREE WATER-QUALITY WORKSHOPS OFFERED

Whether you rely on cistern water or potable water, you may have reason to worry about whether it's safe to use. One way to learn a lot about the topic is to take part in one of the free water quality workshops being held by the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.

Read entire articleAug 15 2001 - 3:18pm
ONE WAY TO MAKE CHAYOTE TASTY: STUFF IT

Beneath the furrowed, pale-green skin of the chayote squash, also called christophene, is a bland-tasting flesh that combines appetizingly with more pungent-flavored ingredients -- such as those in this Recipe of the Week.

Read entire articleAug 13 2001 - 2:18am
WEBCETERA: A SOURCE COMPUTER RESOURCE

Welcome to WebCetera, the new Source column on computer news and views. Author Charles Balch, who has taught computer information systems courses at the University of the Virgin Islands for over a decade, says he's "not afraid to share my opinions" and also "not above retracting them when proven wrong." Read on.

Read entire articleAug 9 2001 - 5:27pm
SUMMER BRAINSTORM

In this column, Jurgen Wolff touches on contracting time, an amazing non-tech tool, the value of "and" over "but," and when to communicate with your inner critic.

Read entire articleAug 9 2001 - 12:18pm
HERE'S A PICNIC-PERFECT DISH: BONIATO SALAD

Potato salad is a favorite picnic food. This Recipe of the Week gives this all-American dish a tropical twist by making it with boniato instead of potatoes.

Read entire articleAug 5 2001 - 8:15pm
DANISH HOSPITALITY ABOUNDS IN HISTORY, FOOD

Source travel writer Kirk Grybowski is participating in the quadrennial Friends of Denmark excursion to the colonial motherland for two weeks of "cultural melding," including ample opportunities for socializing with food." Here's his first in a series of reports.

Read entire articleJul 29 2001 - 7:44pm
MAKE JOHNNYCAKES GOOD FOR YOU, TOO

Those who want to enjoy old-time favorite foods but worry about contemporary health concerns can have their johnnycake and eat it, too, thanks to some simple substitutions such as those in this Recipe of the Week for baked, whole-wheat treats.

Read entire articleJul 28 2001 - 11:31pm
TV NETWORK AIRING VIRGIN ISLANDS 'FOOD FINDS'

Three local food purveyors are getting national exposure this week and will again in mid-August as the Food Network, also known as Food TV, focuses on the Virgin Islands in its "Food Finds" feature.

Read entire articleJul 23 2001 - 10:16pm
PAPAYA SEEDS ADD PEPPERY CRUNCH TO DRESSING

When you cut into a ripe papaya, don't throw all those shiny black seeds away. Like the fruit's sweet flesh, the papaya's seeds are edible. This Recipe of the Week is for Papaya Seed Dressing.

Read entire articleJul 22 2001 - 11:42pm
PIGEON PEAS ARE TASTY VEGGIEBURGER BASE

If you want to "go vegetarian" and eat local, too, then try this Recipe of the Week for making your own veggieburgers using ingredients such as pigeon peas, fresh seasonings and pepper sauce. Pan fried or grilled, as a sandwich or an entrée, they're savory and nutritious.

Read entire articleJul 15 2001 - 6:05pm