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St. John Marine Life: Scrawled Cowfish

scrawled cowfish
Juvenile Scrawled Cowfish (Acanthostracion quadricornis)

This scrawled cowfish, Acanthostracion quadricornis, was videoed yesterday on the reef that lies between Salomon and Honeymoon Beaches. It was just a little guy, about six inches long. They like to eat little crabs and other small invertebrates, but this one kept getting chased away from its meals by little damselfish.

St. John Happenings

Children’s Village – VI National Park Ballpark Field 6:00 p.m.

St. John Live Music

St. John News

Food Fair Honors Woodturner Avelino Samuel

Governor’s Reading Challenge Hits Big on St. John

St. John Weather

Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

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Salomon Honeymoon Reef Snorkel

St John USVI Snorkleing: Grunt and UrchinLate Afternoon Snorkel on the Salomon/Honeymoon Reef

Red Hind
Red Hind

elkhorn coral
Elkhorn Coral

garfish
Garfish

There is a large section of Reef between around the point between Salomon and Honeymoon Beaches, which provides good snorkeling and easy access from the beach. Although it’s always a pleasure to snorkel this reef, I’ve found that the time to see the most activity is in the late afternoon. On yesterday’s snorkel, every nook and cranny of the reef was really buzzing with activity.

Hawksnest Bay takes the prize for the best Elkhorn Coral, but the Salomon Honeymoon Reef might be a close second.

St. John News

May 15 Meeting Will Gather Input on St. John Schools
By Source Staff — May 7, 2014

A meeting will be held May 15 at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria to gather public recommendations for a new school under consideration for St. John, according to a news release from Government House.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be sponsored the Office of the Governor and the Departments of Education and Public Works. Preliminary educational program requirements and key milestones in the process to date will be outlined….

St. John Live Music Schedule

Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
Ike
6:30 -9:30
340-201-1236

Castaway’s
Karaoke Night
9:00
340-777-3316

Coconut Coast
St. John Flutes
5:30 -7:00
340-776-6944

Cruz Bay Landing
T-Bird
5:00 – 8:00
340-776-6908

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
340-714-6169

Ocean Grill
David Laabs
6:30 – 9:30
340-693-3304

Pickles
Michael Beason Open Mic
6:00 – 9:00
340-776-6908

Rhumb Lines
Shane Meade & the Sound
7:00 – 10:00
340-776-0303

Shipwreck
Chris Carsel
7:00 – 10:00
340-693-5640

Virgin Fire
Gypsy Jazz
Hot Club of Coral Bay
6:00 -9:00
340-779-4982

St. John Weather

Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS

THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WEST OF THE AREA WILL DEEPEN TODAY AND THURSDAY FORMING A CLOSED LOW NORTH OF PR BY FRIDAY AND THEN MEANDER NORTH OF SAINT THOMAS THROUGH SATURDAY. AS IT DOES SO… SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS AND INTENSE ESPECIALLY ON THURSDAY. THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING INTENSE RAINFALL…HAIL…GUSTY WINDS AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING. UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN AND MOVE AWAY FROM THE REGION SUNDAY WITH WEATHER CONDITIONS GRADUALLY IMPROVING THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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Honeymoon Bay

St. John Beaches: Honeymoon Beach
Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach, St. John US Virgin IslandsNaming Honeymoon Bay

Historically and on most Virgin Islands maps, Salomon Bay, often misspelled, “Solomon,” contains two beaches, not individually named. Locals, however distinguish between the two, with the western one called Salomon and the eastern one, Honeymoon.

It was in fact Jumbie Bay that first received the nickname Honeymoon because of its somewhat hidden location and its reputation as being the beach for secret trysts. Later on with the development of the resort at Caneel Bay, the hotel co-opted the name, for the eastern beach on Salomon Bay and it stuck.

St. John Weather

High Surf Advisory in Effect

Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sun Dog Cafe’s “Wednesday Night Jam” is Now the “Sunday Night Jam”

After seven years and over 3,000 individual performances seen by an estimated 20,000 people, the Wednesday Night Jam is taking it’s act down the road to Sunday Night, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Over the seven year existence of the event, the overflowing stage has welcomed Jonathan Edwards (“Sunshine”, “Shanty”), Fly Amero of Orleans (“Dance with Me”), and other notable musical guests, along with a steady local offering of talent. In contrast to a band or having an open mike, the now Sunday Night Jam is unique in that it encourages musicians who didn’t even know each other to join each other on stage. The results are often magical, occasionally erratic, but always entertaining. It was originated by Mark Wallace, and sustained by Lauren Magnie Jones, and has grown to a point where we literally have stopped traffic, so we are moving it in order to provide more space for the event. We can’t ever thank all of the supporters of the event, in its early, quieter days, the musicians who shared a wealth of talent and our guests who recognized the unique personal connection that was shared on more than one occasion.

We’re preparing a special menu for the event that we are putting together now. We hope you can join us this, and every Sunday for the Sunday Night Jam!

St. John Live Music Schedule

Beach Bar
Third String All Stars
8:00
777-4220

Castaways
Karaoke Night
9:00
777-3316

Coconut Coast
St. John Flutes
5:30 -7:00
776-6944

High Tide
Steel Pan
Happy Hour 4:00 – 7:00
714-6169

Rhumblines
Shane Meade & the Sound
7:00 – 10:00
776-030

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