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It’s a beautiful St. John morning and I decide to go out and take a little jog, clear my head, breathe some good air, take in the view.

I’m running the flat stretch on Great Cruz Bay Road, when I see a jeep pulled over on the side with a lady feeding a little dog. The lady turns out to be Patty from Cruz Bay Water Sports and she looks at me and says, “only on St. John.”

I look closer at the dog. It’s really is a strange looking dog. It has this weird head. I look again and then I get it. I see what Patty means. It’s not a dog. It’s a pig, a little baby pig!

The pig’s off the side of the road happily eating something that Patty has given it. Its wearing a scarf and has a blue collar for a leash. This little piggy obviously belongs to somebody, but what can you do?

Patty drives off and I continue my run. I get about 100 yards down the road when a lady in a jeep stops and asks if I’ve seen a pig.

I nod yes and point down the street.

Patty’s right, “only on St. John!”

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Virgin Islands Photo of the Day:

virgin gorda british Vorgin IslandsVirgin Gorda, Seen from Marina Cay with Squall over Gorda Peak

St. John US Virgin Islands (USVI) Tuesday, March 15: “The Ides of March”

St. John News:

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture announces “V.I. Agriculture: Your Food – Your Farmer.”
Wednesday on St. John at the National Park ball field 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
Read article in Virgin Islands Daily News

Reminder:
St. John Film Society
FREE MOVIE NIGHT

Tuesday March 15, 2011 7:30 PM at Sputniks in Coral Bay
A TRIBUTE TO ANNIE LOVE: A short 8 min film by local filmmakers Jeremy Garza and Trent Myers followed by our feature presentation HEART OF THE SEA Lisa Denker, Charlotte Lagarde (57 min) 2002 Remember to bring your own chair & call Juliette at Sputniks (775-7373) if you would like to order one of her delicious roti.

St. John Music Schedule Tuesday March 15

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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More Love City News:
We’re back on the same time zone as the East Coast of America.
I’m back on island!
All is well! Weather’s fine
Jah Love!!!

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St. John Photo of the Day

st john anomals: white tail deerBaby White Tailed Deer

St. John Music Schedule Monday March 14

High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00 – 714-6169
Island BluesRevision – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
La Tapa- Sambacombo – 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 Photo of the Day

reef bay trail: petroglyphsPetroglyphs

St. John Music Schedule Saturday March 12

Beach BarGroove Thang – 4:00 – 8:00 – 777-4220
Castaways – Kenny Floyd – 8:00 – 11:00 – 777-3316
Fatty CrabSambacombo – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  – 693-5244
Larry’s Landing
Spiritual Rez – 10:00 – 1:00 – 693-8802
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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Gerald’s St. John Garden

bananas

baby bananas

St. John Spring
I’m seeing the signs of the beginning of springtime on St. John. The leaves have dropped off the big Mampoo tree and new light green buds have popped up on every branch. In the morning there is a quite discernible buzzing from all the bees attracted to the pollen rich buds. The aloes are in full flower with their share of bees, but I haven’t noticed many hummingbirds this year. The mango tree has baby mangoes, the papaya tree has baby papayas, the banana plant has baby bananas and a beautiful white orchid opened up deep in the bush.

st john flora: aloe

aloes in flower

st john flora: papaya

baby papayas

st john flora: orchid

orchids

st john flora:mango

baby mango

St. John Music Schedule Friday March 11

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 BluesBig Rick Open Mic – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Morgan’s Mango – Lauren, 6:30 – 9:30, 693-8141
Ocean GrillLuba – 6:00 – 9:00, 693 3304
Skinny Legs – 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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Virgin Islands Photo of the Day

salt island, british virgin islands

Salt Island, BVI

Press Release
St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI)

Tyre Palm Boom-Making Demonstration
Thursday March 17th (St. Patty’s Day) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
In Front of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Store, Mongoose Junction Cruz Bay
Presented by: Master West Indian culture-bearer, Justin Todman of St. Thomas US Virgin Islands
Sponsored by: Friends of VI National Park.

Mr. Justin’s crafts will be available, on limited basis, at the Friends of VI National Park Store. Additionally, he has indicated his willingness to teach those interested to learn this dying art of our West Indian

Contact: Cid Hamling at Connections for potential classes
Phone: 776-6922 or email connectionsstjohn.vi

Note: Tyre Palm brooms should be of great interest to wedding planners, and those who value our culture.

St. John Music Schedule Thursday March 10

Banana Deck – Steel Pan by Lemuel Callwood – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693-5055
Castaways – Mikey P Rocks the House – 8:00 – 777-3316
High Tide – Steven Sloan – 7:00 – 10:00  – 714-6169
Inn at Tamarind CourtTom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers – 8:00 – 776 6378
Island BluesRed Carpet Rats – 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
Skinny Legs – Loren – 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 Photo of the Day
Cinnamon Bay Beach, St. John Virgin Islands
Skim Boarder at Cinnamon Bay

Press Release: St. John Film Society

FREE MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday March 15, 2011
7:30 PM at Sputniks in Coral Bay

ST. JOHN FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCEMENTS

A TRIBUTE TO ANNIE LOVE:
A short 8 min film by local filmmakers
Jeremy Garza and Trent Myers

Followed by our feature presentation:

HEART OF THE SEA
by Lisa Denker, Charlotte Lagarde (57 min) 2002

St John Film Society: Heart of the SeaHEART 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.

Remember to bring your own chair & call Juliette at Sputniks (775-7373) if you would like to order one of her delicious roti.

St. John Music Schedule Wednesday March 9

Beach Bar – The Diviners – 4:00 – 8:00, 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 BluesBig Rick – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Larry’s Landing – James Jams – 10:00 – 693-8802
ShipwreckTom Mason & the Blues Buccaneers – 8:00 – 10:00 – 693-5640
Sun Dog Cafe – Open Mic with Mark Wallace – 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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Virgin Islands Photo of the Day

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands (USVI)
Charlotte Amalie Aerial

St. John Music Schedule Tuesday, March 8

Beach BarTom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers – 8:00 – 777-4220
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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Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Lunch at Abes, Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Live Music on St. John Sunday, March 6

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
Island Blues - Spiritual Rez – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
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: 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

america hill, st johnAmerica Hill Great House

The America Hill Trail is a spur trail off the Cinnamon Bay Trail. It begins about 50 yards past the first gut crossing, marked by a steel post and leads to the ruins of the Estate House at America Hill.

Live Music on St. John Saturday, March 5

CastawaysKenny Floyd – 8:00 – 11:00 – 777-3316
Larry’s LandingSpiritual Rez – 10:00 – 1:00 – 693-8802
Morgan’s MangoLuba – 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.

Weekly Music Schedule

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