The spell of rainy weather we’ve been having for a while seems to have abated, with generally clear skies, moderate temperatures and brisk Christmas winds.
Every year, more or less coinciding with Christmas time, the jet stream dips down farther to the south, resulting in the stronger trade winds that pass over St. John, locally known as the Christmas Winds.
Scattered showers, mainly after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with an east wind 23 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
St. John Gourmet and Dolphin Market’s on again off again discount program is off again
After the ‘Family Day ” event presented at the St. John Market, the owner or manager published a discount program in the Tradewinds Newspaper: a 10% discount during the month of December for firefighters and police and a 10% discount for locals making purchases of $50.00 or more. On my first try to claim said discount, I was informed that the “discount wasn’t in the system.” The clerk apparently discussed this with the powers that be and on my next visit, she offered me the discount without my even asking. (I didn’t ask because I didn’t think it was available) Yesterday I purchased $60.00 worth of groceries and was told that the discount program did not exist, confirmed by a telephone call to a manager. So no discount and if it’s re-established, you won’t read about it here.
St. John Singers Preform Tonight at the Coral Bay – Moravian Church at 7:30 p.m.
This season’s concerts, directed by Janice Ballard, will include settings of traditional carols, classical and contemporary pieces, and calypso. Music representative of a range of time periods and countries of origin will be performed and the audience, as always, is invited to join the choir in a traditional carol sing-along. The choral music will be enhanced by accompaniments on piano, brass, and a variety of percussion instruments. Featured guest artists are Michael Partain and Wendy Ramos, who will perform instrumental works for brass in addition to accompanying several of the choral pieces. Luba Dolgopolsky is the guest pianist for these concerts. The St. John Singers are dedicating this year’s Christmas performances to the memory of long-time member Joyce Ballard.