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St. John Photo of the Day

St. John Music: Daddy Chin and the Wailers

Mario "Chin" Jackson with Musical Vibration at the St. John Arts Festival


St. John News

8 Tuff Miles Race Results

Live Music on St. John Monday, February 28

High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
La TapaSambacombo – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-7755
Maho Bay – Bo & Lauren – 8:00 – 10:00
Ocean Grill – Chris Carsel – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693 3304
Rhumb LinesDavid Laabs – 7:00 – 10:00

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Virgin Islands Photo of the Day

Sapphire Village, St. Thomas Virgin IslandsShopping on St. Thomas
Photo by Yelena Rogers

Live Music on St. John Sunday, February 27

Aqua Bistro – Lauren – 3:30 – 6:30 – 776-5336
Beach BarInner Visions – 4:00 – 8:00 – 777-4220
Concordia – Bo – 4:00 – 8:00 – 777-4220
Miss Lucy’sSambacombo – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – 693-5244
Ocean GrillDavid Laabs – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Rhumb Lines
– T-Bird – 7:00 – 10:00
Shipwreck – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693-5640

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St. John Photo of the Day

8 tuff miles

8 Tuff Miles

One thousand runners (550 women and 450 men) competed today in St. John’s popular 8 Tuff Miles Road Race. In addition to Virgin Islanders, participants came from 38 states and six foreign countries. The race began after the singing of the National Anthem and a Coast Guard helicopter flyover. The above photo was shot as the front runners rounded the turn at Mongoose Junction.

That’s Jeremy Zuber in the yellow shorts looking to break a new course record. Behind him looks like Ruthie David from St. Thomas favorite to win the woman’s division.

Live Music on St. John Saturday, February 26

CastawaysKenny Floyd – 8:00 – 11:00 – 777-3316
Morgan’s Mango – Luba – Piano & Vocals – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Rhumb Lines – Lauren – 7:00 – 10:00
Skinnylegs – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 6:00 – 9:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb - 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Hawksnest Bay St. JohnHawksnest Bay
St. John US Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands News

ST. THOMAS – A group of eager whale-watchers were treated to a special show put on by Mother Nature on Sunday when a large humpback whale frolicked around their boat for 45 minutes.

Every year, the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John hosts a series of whale watches in February and March.

While the large creatures are unpredictable and often elusive, the 29 people on board the 50-foot catamaran KeKoa were able to get up close and personal to a humpback whale that was almost as long as the boat…. Read more: Virgin Islands Daily News

Live Music on St. John Friday, February 25

Aqua Bistro – Mark Wallace – 5:30 – 8:30 – 776-5336
High Tide – John Lee – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Morgan’s Mango – Lauren – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
National Park Ball Field – Daddy Chin & the Wailers, Featuring Ras Abiajah – 1:00 – 4:00
Ocean Grill – Luba – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Skinnylegs – Chris Carsel – 6:00 – 9:00  – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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St. John Photo of the Day
Ram Head Trail St. John USVIBlue Cobblestone Beach
Ram Head Trail
Photo by Yelena Rogers

Live Music on St. John Thursday, February 24

Banana Deck – Steel Pan by Lemuel Callwood – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693-5055
Beach Bar – ISH – 9:00 – 777-4220
Castaways – Mikey P Rocks the House – 8:00 – 777-3316
High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Miss Lucy’sRich & Greg – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693-5244
Morgan’s Mango – Mark Wallace – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Ocean Grill – Rascio Steel Pan – 7:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Skinnylegs – Loren – Guitar & Vocal – 6:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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The Caneel Hill Trail Aerobic Workout

St. John Trails Caneel Hill Margaret Hill Trail

Caneel Hill Trail Map

If you’re looking for an outdoor alternative to your normal aerobic gym workout, you might want to give the Caneel Hill Trail a try.

There are two ways to do this:

The longer way is to start from the beginning of the Caneel Hill Trail, which can be found  about 20 yards past the Mongoose Junction parking lot in Cruz Bay. From there to the Caneel Hill summit is about 0.8 miles with a rise in elevation of 719 feet.

St. John Trails: Caneel Hill Spur

Caneel Hill Spur Trail

The somewhat shorter way is to begin the hike at the parking area for the Caneel Hill Spur Trail located just off the North Shore Road (Route 20) at the top of the first hill just past the Asolare Restaurant and Estate Lindholm where the main road intersects with the road to the VI National Park Housing. This will cut 200 feet of elevation and about a tenth of a mile of distance off the previous option.

Either way the hike is a steep climb. Anyone who uses aerobic gym machines will find this hike every bit as challenging as being on a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike or stair climber. If you’re in fairly good condition and moving vigorously, you’ll be able to complete the climb in less than 20 minutes. You should experience a good rise in heart rate and generate a serious sweat.

Just about 100 yards from the top, there’s a bench with a good view to the north. Continuing on to the summit, you’ll find a viewing platform with spectacular vistas and refreshing breezes. This is an excellent place to rest, stretch and hydrate before your descent.

Unlike the gym, you’ll be in a natural outdoor environment and you will find the hike up to the top of Caneel Hill to be a rewarding and worthwhile change of pace.

Enjoy!

Live Music on St. John Wednesday, February 23

Castaways – Steve & Friends – 7:30 – 777-3316
High Tide – T-Bird and Kenny – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Inn at Tamarind CourtCraig Greenberg – 7:00 – 776 6378
Island Blues – Bo & Lauren – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Larry’s Landing – Classic Rock with John – 10:00 – 1:00 – 693-8802
Morgan’s Mango – Greg Kinslow – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Shipwreck Landing – Chris Carsel  – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693-5640

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Press Release:

7:00 pm Tuesday March 15th: Free film screening at SPUTNIKS IN CORAL BAY
A TRIBUTE TO ANNIE LOVE:

(2010, 8 minutes) a short film by Jeremy Garza and Trent Myers.  This film documents the event that took at Rhumb Lines in memory of Annie Love on June 6, 2009.

HEART OF THE SEA
(57 min) 2002by Lisa Denker, Charlotte Lagarde)
HEART OF THE SEA is a portrait of Rell “Kapolioka’ehukai” Sunn, who died in January 1998 of breast cancer at the age of 47. Known worldwide as a pioneer of women’s professional surfing, at home in Hawaii Rell achieved the stature of an icon—not only for her physical power, grace and luminous beauty, but for her leadership in a community that loved her as much as she loved it.

By the time she lost a 15 year battle with breast cancer, Rell’s legacy had grown far beyond athletic feats. HEART OF THE SEA tells her larger-than-life story.

Bring your own folding chair.

For more information:
www.stjohnfilm.com
info@stjohnfilm.com

715-0551

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Press Release: St. John Film Society

DON’T FORGET!
JOIN IN WELCOMING THE FILMMAKERS TO ST. JOHN TONIGHT
7:30 pm St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay
Bring your own popcorn & if you are late, bring your own chair because we only have 90 available chairs.

TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater (80 min) 2008
The filmmakers will be present for questions and answers after the screening.

This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy – a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Live Music on St. John Tuesday, February 22

Castaways – Steve & Friends – 7:30 – 777-3316
High Tide – T-Bird and Kenny – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Inn at Tamarind CourtCraig Greenberg – 7:00 – 776 6378
Island Blues – Bo & Lauren – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Larry’s Landing – Classic Rock with John – 10:00 – 1:00  – 693-8802
Morgan’s Mango – Greg Kinslow – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Shipwreck Landing – Chris Carsel – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693-5640

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Virgin Islands Photo’s From the Archives
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands circa 1995
Hasn’t Changed Much

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Live Music on St. John Monday, February 21

High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
La TapaSambacombo – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-7755
Maho Bay – Cool Session – 8:00 – 10:00
Ocean Grill – Chris Carsel – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693 3304
Rhumb LinesDavid Laabs – 7:00 – 10:00

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Virgin Islands Photo of the Day

Abes Restaurant, Little harbour Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands

Abes Restaurant, Little Harbour Jost Van Dyke BVI

Dining out in the Virgin Islands can be a very unique and rewarding experience.The above photo is “Abes” restaurant on Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. A little “Off the Beaten Track,” but probably the best conch and lobster in the Virgin Islands.

Live Music on St. John Sunday, February 20

Aqua Bistro – Lauren – 3:30 – 6:30 – 776-5336
Beach BarThe Fiddler – 4:00 – 8:00 – 777-4220
Concordia – Bo – 4:00 – 8:00 – 777-4220
Miss Lucy’sSambacombo – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – 693-5244
Ocean GrillDavid Laabs – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Rhumb Lines – T-Bird – 7:00 – 10:00
Shipwreck – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 7:00 – 10:00 -693-5640

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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St. John Photos of the Day

St John USVI Sunrise

St John MoonrisePress Release: St. John Relay for Life
February 19 – 20
Schedule of Events
http://www.stjohnrelayforlife.org/

4:00 pm 2/19 Opening Ceremony & Invocation (Pastor Sampson)
4:15 – 5:00 Pan In Motion- 1st Lap with Survivors
5:00 – 6:00 Shane Mead and the Sounds
Activity Mardi Gras Lap
6:00 – 7:45 Survivor Dinner 6:00 -7:00 Chris Robert ( Classical guitar)
7:00 – 9:00 Ah We Band
8:00 – 8:20 Cirque-tacular
Activity Super Hero Lap
9:00 – 9:30 Luminaria Ceremony
9:30 – 10:00 Gift Hill School Dancers
Activity Best Hat Lap
10:00 – 11:00 Koko & Sunshine Band
Activity Toga Lap
11:15 – 12:45 am 2/20 The Ish
Activity He- Lady and the She- Dude Lap
1:00 – 1:20 Cirque-tacular
1:00 – 1:45 Slammin
Activity Dance Lap
2:00 – 4:00 Cool Sessions
Activity Hula Lap
4:15 – 5:15 Inner Visions
Activity Hot Potato Lap
3:00 – 3:20 Cirque-tacular
Activity Stilletto Lap
5:15 – 6:15 Cat, Wanda, T- bird
Activity Victor and Victoria Secret Lap
6:15 – 6:45 Classic Rock with John
7:00 – 8:00 Mark Wallace
Activity Team Activity Best Wig
8:15 – 9:15 Lauren
9:20 – 9:40 Cirque-tacular
10:00 am Closing Ceremony

Live Music on St. John Saturday, February 19

Castaways – Kenny Floyd – 7:00 – 777-3316
Larry’s LandingShane Meade & the Sound – 10:00 – 693-8802
Morgans Mango – Luba – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Rhumb Lines – Lauren – 7:00 – 10:00
Skinnylegs – 6:00 – 9:00 – Hot Club of Coral Bay  779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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