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Today is Transfer Day in the United States Virgin Islands celebrating the purchase of the Danish West Indies from Denmark by the United States of America.

This concept of one nation located on the European mainland selling a group of inhabited islands located in the Caribbean to another nation located on the North American mainland is hard for me to grasp. What exactly was Denmark selling and the US buying? The land? The people?

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It’s raining on St. John. A nice soaking rain. The trees are happy, the cistern’s are happy!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a really good rain. The leaves on the trees are turning yellow and brown and the hillsides look like autumn in the American northeast.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect all of the U.S. Virgin Islands and adjacent waters for the next few hours. Localized rainfall amounts of one to two inches will be possible with the heaviest activity.
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St. John Film Society Press Release:

FREE MOVIE NIGHT IN CRUZ BAY

Tuesday, April 5th
7:30 pm
St. John School of Arts in Cruz Bay

Welcome Academy Award Nominee Rick Goldsmith who will be present for the screening!

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA:
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

by Rick Goldsmith and Judith Ehrlich (92 min) 2009
Nominated for a 2010 Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature

Daniel Ellsberg narrates his own true story in “The Most Dangerous Man in America”. In 1971 he was a leading Pentagon Vietnam War strategist who concluded the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that lead directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

St. John Music Schedule

Beach Bar – Cat, Lauren & Luba – 9:00 – 777-4220
Castaways – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 777-3316
Coconut Coast StudiosSt. John Flutes – 5:30 -7:00 – 776-6944
High Tide – Chris Carsel – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesJames Cobb – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Larry’s Landing – James Jams – 10:00 – 693-8802
Sun Dog Cafe – Open Mic – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693 8340
Westin, Cruz Bay Prime - David Laabs – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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

Maho FlowerMaho Flower

Free Film Screening

Maho Bay Camps is presenting a free film screening of “Green Fire” at 8:00 tonight at the Maho Bay Pavilion Restaurant.

Green Fire
“The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.”

St. John Music Schedule Friday March 25

Beach BarCoyote Love – 9:00 – 777-4220
High Tide – John Lee – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesJeff White – 3:00 – 6:00 – 776-6800
Morgan’s Mango – Lauren – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Ocean GrillLuba – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Shipwreck Landing – Jimmi Prime Time Smith – 5:00 – 8:00 – 693-564
Skinnylegs
– Chris Carsel – 6:00 – 9:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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 Music Schedule Tuesday March 22

Castaways – Steve & Friends – 7:30 – 777-3316
High Tide – T-Bird and Kenny – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
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: 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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Photos of the Day

Dewey, Culebra, Puerto Rico

Town of Dewey, Culebra, Puerto Rico

 

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

Photos taken on flight from Cyril E King Airport, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Isla Grande Airport, San Juan Puerto Rico aboard a twin engine Beechcraft Baron piloted by George Miller.

See Video of takeoff from Isla Grande

St. John Music Schedule Monday March 21

High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesRevision – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
La TapaSambacombo – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-7755
Maho Bay – Cool Sessions – 8:00 – 10:00
Ocean Grill – Chris Carsel – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693 3304
Rhumb LinesDavid Laabs – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-0303

A word of caution: 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

Chocolate Hole, St. John US Virgin Islands (USVI)

Chocolate Hole

Great Cruz Bay, st john usvi

Great Cruz Bay

St. John Music Schedule Saturday March 19

CastawaysKenny Floyd – 8:00 – 11:00 – 777-3316
ConcordiaInner Visions – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693 5855
Fatty CrabSambacombo – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – 693-5244
Island Blues – Mojones  – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Morgan’s MangoLuba – Piano & Vocals – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Rhumb Lines – Lauren & Bo – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-0303
Skinny Legs – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 6:30 – 9:30 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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. Thomas culture

Virgin Islands Cultureman: Mr. Justin Todman

St. John Culture: Tyre Palm Brooms

Tyre Palm Brooms

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park sponsored a tyre palm broom making exhibition with Virgin Islands culture man, Mr. Justin Todman from St. Thomas. After the demonstration, children were invited to ask questions:

“Mr. Justin,” asked one child, “what inspires you to make brooms?”

“It puts food on the table and it’s my art,” answered Mr. Justin.

 

St. John Music Schedule Friday March 18

Aqua Bistro – Mark Wallace – 5:30 – 8:30 – 776-5336
Beach BarRevisions – 9:00 – 777-4220
High Tide – John Lee – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesMitch Woods – 3:00 – 6:00 – 776-6800
Morgan’s Mango - Lauren – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Ocean GrillLuba – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693 3304
Shipwreck Landing – Jimmi Prime Time Smith – 5:00 – 8:00 – 693-5640
Skinnylegs – Chris Carsel – 6:00 – 9:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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 market dayst john market dayLocal farmers gathered at the National Park ball field for the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture sponsored, “Market Day,” with offerings of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, popular Virgin Islands soft drinks, like passion fruit and tamarind, tarts, roti’s, native honey and potted fruit trees and herbs as well as educational displays, like a glass enclosed working beehive.

The top photo shows some of the items I bought while there. (Except for the whole wheat vegan roti which I ate on the way home.)

Still available for the photo were the local tomatoes that, unlike the usual store-bought variety, actually tasted like tomatoes, cassava coconut bread, white guava tart, sea grape marmalade and local wild honey.

Tyre Palm Broom Making Demonstration
Presented by master West Indian culture-bearer, Justin Todman of St. Thomas, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friends of the Park Store, Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John. Mr. Justin’s crafts will be available for sale on a limited basis.

St. John Music Schedule Thursday March 17

Banana Deck – Steel Pan by Lemuel Callwood – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693-5055
Beach BarSt. Patty’s Party with Dave Gerard & Groove Thang – 8:00 – 777-4220
Castaways – Mikey P Rocks the House – 8:00 – 777-3316
High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island Blues – Mojones  – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
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 – Lauren – Guitar & Vocal – 6:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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 Blues festival 2011

St. John Blues Festival 2011

St. John Blues Festival

Date: Wednesday, March 16th through Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Main concerts: Friday, March 18, 2011 and Saturday, March 19, 2011

Location: – Coral Bay Ball Field

Opening Party

Place: Sun Dog Cafe – Mongoose Junction – Cruz Bay
Time: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Starring: Mitch Woods & The Rocket 88s
Cost: Free

Place: The Beach Bar – Wharfside Village – Cruz Bay
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Starring: Live Blues music all evening
Cost: Free

Place: Island Blues – Coral Bay
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Starring: James Cobb
Cost: Free

St. John Culture

sugar transportation St. John (St. Jan DWI )

Sugar Transportation - St. Jan, Danish West Indies (DWI)

Also Today
The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture announces: Market Day featuring farmers offering fresh fruits and vegetables.
Today March 16, National Park ball field, downtown Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Read Article in Virgin Islands Daily News

Tomorrow
Tyre Palm Broom Making Demonstration presented by master West Indian culture-bearer, Justin Todman of St. Thomas, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friends of the Park Store, Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John. Mr. Justin’s crafts will be available for sale on a limited basis.

St. John Music Schedule Wednesday March 16

Beach Bar – Cathy Braaten Band – 9:00 – 777-4220
Castaways – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 777-3316
Coconut Coast StudiosSt. John Flutes – 5:30 -7:00 – 776-6944
High Tide – Chris Carsel- 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesJames Cobb – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Larry’s Landing – James Jams – 10:00 – 693-8802
Shipwreck – Groove Thang – 8:00 – 10:00 – 693-5640
Sun Dog CafeMitch Woods – 7:00 – 10:00 – 693 8340
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeDavid Laabs – 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution: 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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Brought to you by Gerald Singer, St. John US Virgin Islands (USVI)