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DECEMBER 2016

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ST. CROIX THIS WEEK

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Dec / Jan 2017

Christmas on St. Croix..................................................... 3 Duty Free Allowance........................................................ 8 Farm to Table—Local Markets...................................... 29 Restaurant Entertainment............................................. 30 The Courtyard................................................................ 31 Meet Cover Artist Stuart Rames.................................... 36 Closer Contact Than Ever Marks Start of Transfer Jubilee Year!.............................................. 38 VI Bridal Guide / To Hire or Not to Hire Friends........ 39 “We Came Here to Kite Surf and Never Left!”............. 41 Always Remember to Drive Left.................................... 48 Island Worship............................................................... 49 Christiansted National Historic Site............................. 57 Transfer Centennial Lecture Series, Jan 23 & 24........... 59 Project Promise—Changing Lives One Youth at a Time—Update............................... 59

Cover Artist

LEISURE Gate Light.

Stuart Rames.

FEATURES

Susan Wall

Susan Wall

Events Calendar..................................................... 4-7 Shopping...................................................................8 Easy Shopping Guide..............................................20 Dining......................................................................22 Restaurant Entertainment......................................30 Easy Dining Guide..................................................32 Attractions & Tours.................................................34 Island Art.................................................................36 Island Weddings......................................................39 Watersports.............................................................40 Recreation/Beaches.................................................47 Treat Yourself...........................................................60

DESTINATION ST. CROIX

ON THE COVERS

Helpful Info & Phone Numbers.............................48 Easy Hotel Guide.....................................................50 Accommodations....................................................50 Transportation........................................................52

DECEMBER 2016 “Flowers”

MAPS

Acrylic / Mixed Media

Spirit Mill.

Eliza McKay

St. Croix Road Map...............................................54 Christiansted Map & Walking Tour....................56 Frederiksted Map & Walking Tour......................58

LIVING

Real Estate................................................................62 St. Croix Sky Watch.................................................64

ST. CROIX THIS WEEK JANUARY 2017 “Blue Carnival”

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Publisher......................................................Charlotte Atkins Art Director.......................................................Kevin Amsler Distribution................................................. Debbie Bradley Managing Editor................................................. Susan Wall

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The Virgin Islands Of The United States OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Tel: (340) 773-1404 Fax: (340) 713-9806

1105 King Street Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 00820

Tel: (340) 772-1000 Fax: (340) 772-0333

Good Day and welcome to the United States Virgin Islands! Our people welcome you. We are a unique place to visit with a variety of islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and dozens of small cays and islets. Each island is unique. Each offers distinct and memorable experiences. St. Croix is our largest island and we invite you to discover our historic towns; Christiansted and Frederiksted and discover the quaint shops and Danish Architecture. St Croix has wide open spaces, magnificent vistas and a unique culture. St. John is almost all National Park and perfectly preserved. It has sparkling turquoise bays and long, lazy beaches. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. St Thomas is the shopping center of the Caribbean with duty free shopping and a vibrant nightlife. Charlotte Amalie is the capital city of the United States Virgin Islands with its huge natural harbor, bustling port and vistas that will take your breath away. Try our underwater delights, bask on a beach, soak up some sunshine, sail into sunset or hike the trails. You can see why we call this "America’s Paradise." As the new Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, I assure you that we will do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. Our people are warm and friendly. We will welcome you in conversation. Don’t hesitate to ask people for directions or shopping tips. Our people are eager to help you enjoy your visit. I extend to you my warmest greetings and hope you enjoy your vacation in the United States Virgin Islands! Sincerely, Kenneth Mapp Governor

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“Honoring 100 Years of our Centennial Past, Embracing our Present and Future to Last” Crucian Christmas Carnival Schedule of Events DECEMBER 13, 3 PM St. Croix Centennial Prince & Princess Pageant Island Center for the Performing Arts DECEMBER 18, 5 PM Miss St. Croix Centennial Pageant Island Center for the Performing Arts DECEMBER 29, 7 PM Opening of Main Village Frederiksted (through January 7) JANUARY 2, 8 PM Cultural Night Frederiksted Carnival Village JANUARY 3, 8 PM Soca Monarch Competition Frederiksted Carnival Village JANUARY 4, 5:00 AM Carnival J’ouvert Hannah’s Rest Corner, Frederiksted to Carnival Village JANUARY 4, 12 NOON Food, Art, & Crafts Fair Eliza McBean Clock Tower, Frederiksted JANUARY 4, 8PM Reggae Night Frederiksted Carnival Village JANUARY 5, 8 PM Latin Night Frederiksted Carnival Village JANUARY 6, 10 AM Children’s Parade Claude O. Markoe School to King Street JANUARY 7, 10 AM Adult’s Parade Claude O. Markoe School to King Street JANUARY 7, 8 PM Caribbean Night & Fireworks Frederiksted Carnival Village FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.stxcarnival.com • Facebook, Crucian Christmas Carnival w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

Christmas on St. Croix!

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he Crucian Christmas Festival became an annual event in 1952 with the revival of old holiday traditions transformed into a modern event. By naming this year’s event, “Honoring 100 Years of our Centennial Past, Embracing our Present and Future to Last,” the Crucian Christmas Festival Committee honors the 100th Anniversary of Transfer Day in 1917, when the US purchased the USVI from Denmark.

Starting with a prince and princess pageant, later a competition for the queen title, a calypso monarch singing contest for adults and youngsters, early morning tramps, or “Jouvert,” into the towns, a band competition and musical theme selection all draw crowds to their venues, and the festival village and amusement park with booths offering traditional food and drink, cultural performances and trinkets for sale continue for two weeks.

Nothing equals the excitement of the parades at the end of Tradition plays a the festivities (held in large role in the VirFrederiksted because gin Islands and, back of its wide streets)—first in former days of slavery, the delightful children’s paChristmas and Easter were rade, where steel pan orchesthe only times the enslaved CCC Committee tras from schools and churches population were given time off. That and groups of majorette twirlers vie for called for celebration, which consisted being the favorite of the crowds of dressing up in costumes, masalong the King Street route in querading, and making calls Frederiksted. at other plantations, and parading through the The following day, streets of the towns, the Three Kings Day where dancing and adult parade is the merrymaking marked grand finale, featurthese gatherings. ing over a hundred But with religious life troupes, floats, and playing a large role, individual entries— churchgoing to celan extravaganza to ebrate the birth of Christ the beat of loud music, was and remains a major bodies swaying, fantastic seasonal activity. costumes, pageantry and CCC Committee pulsating energy and merriThe Crucian Christmas Festival ment, starting before noon and continuhas become more and more orgaing until after dark. Large crowds nized each year and the Cruline the parade route, and cian Christmas Festival vendors of food and drink Committee has included are interspersed. additional events each year making it now a month-long extravaganza. Highlighting St. Croix’s traditions, history, crafts, food, and drinks, it begins in December and ends with the Three Kings Parade in January. But preparations for the celebrations and elaborate parade costumes begin months ahead.

Additional activities, not part of the official program but equally anticipated every year, are Christmas Spoken Here at the St. George Village Botanical Garden (Dec 4), the lighted Boat Parade in Christiansted Harbor (Dec Susan Wall 10), and Old Time Crucian Christmas at Whim Museum (Dec 14-17).

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Events - St. Croix DECEMBER 2016 / JANUARY 2017

Cruise Arrivals* DECEMBER 2016 Sun, December 4 Mon, December 5 Mon, December 12 Sun, December 18 Sun, December 25 Tues, December 27

THURSDAYS, 6 PM BUFFET ENTERTAINMENT 8 PM Caribbean Beach BBQ Divi Carina Resort & Casino Come for Steel Pans, Mocko Jumbies, & Cultural Dances at this traditional Caribbean Beach BBQ. $35pp, $19 children 12 & under. (340) 773-9700x732.

8 AM Summit 7 AM Grandeur of the Seas 8 AM Jewel of the Seas 8AM Summit 8 AM Fascination 8 AM Jewel of the Seas

2ND THURSDAYS, 5:30-8 PM Happy Hour Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A community gathering featuring artists, music, delicious apps, cash bar. Free to members, or a $5 donation.  Join! (340) 772-2622  www.cmcarts.org

JANUARY 2017 Mon, January 9 8 AM Jewel of the Seas Tues, January 10 8 AM MS Rotterdam Mon, January 23 8 AM Jewel of the Seas

*Ship schedule subject to change. Call 340-772-0357.

Christmas Boat Parade, December 10.

Enjoy a Traditional West Indian buffet with Mocko Jumbies, live music, fire dancers. Buffet: 6-8 pm, last seating: 7:30 pm. Reservations: (340) 718-8920 www.palmspelicancove.com

Norwegian Airlines Arrivals FROM COPENHAGEN Fri, December 2 Fri, December 9 Fri, December 16 Fri, December 23 Fri, December 30

5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm

HAVE AN EVENT? Events Calendar Closing for the February/March issue: December 15. Email: annesalafia@gmail.com. Use format as posted here. Events, dates, time, and location, were at press time. Please call to confirm. For online readers, click the hyperlinked websites in the Events Calendar for more information at www.stcroixthisweek.com.

ONGOING LIFE @ THE FARM WALK (5-30 PEOPLE) Ridge to Reef Farm Take a guided tour around the farm in St. Croix’s rainforest. See gardens, taste crops! $25pp. Reservations (340) 220-0466 or csa@ridge2reef.org FIRST SUNDAYS, 5:30 PM Jazz Vespers St. Croix Reformed Church Feast your ears & open your hearts with the jazz sounds of island musicians; service features music with prayer. Confirm the New Year’s Day service. (340) 778-0520 www.stcroixreformed.org MONDAYS, 6-9 PM Caribbean Night Dinner Show The Palms at Pelican Cove

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 AM-11 AM Nursery Open St. George Village Botanical Gardens Shop here for beautiful tropical plants!  (340) 692-2874  www.sgvbg.org  THIRD TUESDAYS, 6 PM Book Discussion Group Undercover Books Check our website for which book is up for discussion. Add your 2 cents! (340) 719-1567 www.undercoverbooksstcroix.com WEDNESDAYS, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM Women & Friends in the Courtyard Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts CMCA invites women to meet, communicate & create-jewelry, painting, collage.  Free to members or a $20 donation. (340) 772-2622  www.cmcarts.org   WEDNESDAYS, 11 AM-3 PM Lawaetz Family Museum Walk-Up Tours Little La Grange, Frederiksted Learn about the Danish Lawaetz family & see how this 18th century property is transforming into a 21st century farm. $15. Reservations. (340) 220-0466 or email csa@ridge2reef.org.

FRIDAYS 5:30 PM Crab Races Deep End Bar & Restaurant The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 718-7071 www.newdeepend.com SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30 AM SUP Fitness East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Combine SUP with beach fitness! 60min/$25   (340) 643-5824, (828) 280-4987 kitestcroix.com

DECEMBER 2016 DECEMBER 1, 2, 3,4 Hudson & the HooDoo Allstars Lineup Islandwide They rock, swing, & sing the blues! Catch them on Lyric Sails on the 1st, Cheeseburgers on the 2nd, Eat @ Cane Bay on the 3rd, Rhythms at Rainbow on the 4th. A Chicken Charlie production. DECEMBER 1 - MARCH 1 “Take 5 in St. Croix: A Survey of Identity, Race, Gender & Power in the USVI” Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A multi-site exhibition opening with visual & performance art by LaVaughn Belle, David Antonio Cruz, Oceana James, Kharis Kennedy, & Rashaad Newsome. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

WEDNESDAYS, 5 PM Crab Races Divi Carina Bay Resort The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 773-9700

DECEMBER 1, 5-8 PM Art Exhibit Reception: “It is the Season” Art @ Top Hat Gallery Showcasing new work by Phyllis Biddle & Danica David. Open on Art Thursday. (340) 513-3558 artattophat.com

THURSDAYS, 6:00 PM Disco Bingo Deep End Bar & Restaurant Revelry @ the bingo table! Disco DJ between games; you go wild! Reservations: (340) 718-7071. www.newdeepend.com

DECEMBER 2, 3, 10 AM-4 PM Mike Walsh Open Studio STUDIO WALSH, Peter’s Rest Sculptor & designer Mike Walsh opens his gallery & workshop to the public. Walsh Metal Works Building.  340-773-8169

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Events - St. Croix

SUNSET JAZZ, DECEMBER 16 & JANUARY 20, FREDERIKSTED BANDSTAND ‘to the nines’ parade through the harbor. One of the island’s most festive Yuletide events. Music, Coquito, carolers & fireworks! (340) 643-0555 christmasparadestcroix.com

DECEMBER 2, 5:30 PM-11 PM “Christmas Around the World” Gala St. George Village Botanical Garden An elegant celebration to benefit the Garden! Fine dining by Blue Water Terrace, a live tree & silent auction. $125 pp. (340) 602-2874 sgvbg.org

DECEMBER 11, 5 AM 14th Annual St. Croix International Marathon Fort Christiansvaern This national championship event, hosted by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners, runs to Salt River Bay National Historic Park & Ecological Preserve and back to the fort. Register: (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org

DECEMBER 3, 9 AM-12 NOON Wooden Utensils Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Craft your own spoon, fork, or knife out of sustainably harvested local wood!  $20.  Register: 340-201-7983 or mountvictorycamp@gmail.com. DECEMBER 4, 6 AM Triple Mini Triathlon & Beast of the East 5K Cramer’s Park, East End This event, hosted by the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation, begins with a 5K run to Point Udall and back to the park, then a short-distance triathlon—200-meter swim, 3-mile bike, .5 mile run. Earn a Fit For Four Award! (340) 513-2707 theresa@vitf.org DECEMBER 4, 11, 18, 9-10 AM SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Explore basic yoga poses & become comfortable with the paddleboard as your yoga mat.   60min/ $25.   Reservations: (340)-643-5824 or (828)-280-4987 kitestcroix.com DECEMBER 4, 11 AM-5 PM Christmas Spoken Here St. George Village Botanical Garden We’re brimming with Christmas spirit!  Local choirs, arts & craft vendors, holiday shopping in a festive ambience. $6. adults, $1. children under 12.  (340) 692-2874  sgvbg.org DECEMBER 4, 2 PM Santa on the Beach Cane Bay Beach Krewe de Croix invites kids & their families to take pictures with Santa! (817) 908-3912 or (828) 447-3986 Facebook. DECEMBER 4, 4 PM ARTfarm Tour & Tree Planting St. Croix’s South Shore Tour a family owned, organic farm and plant trees afterwards. Some fruits & vegetables available for purchase. Register: (340) 773-1989 or email sea. educator@gmail.com stxenvironmental.org DECEMBER 6, Ceramics Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Moko Jumbie Classes run 3 weeks—Mondays, 6-8pm or Tuesdays, 10am-12noon. $100. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

Crucian Contemporary Exhibit, January 5. Cindy Male

DECEMBER 8, 5:30-7:40 PM National Park Lecture Series: Coral Reef Status Check Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Learn how our are reefs are faring & about the USVI Territorial Coral Reef Monitoring Program. www.stxparkfriends.org DECEMBER 10, 9-11 AM Nature Walk Sandy Point National Refuge Claudia Lombard, Refuge Biologist, & Jennifer Valiulis, St. Croix Environmental Association’s Education Coordinator, show you the natural history of this Caribbean refuge. Free for SEA members & children under 10. $10 for non-members. Register: (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@gmail. com stxenvironmental.org DECEMBER 10, 10 AM-NOON Succulents 101 St. George Village Botanical Garden John Krajenka gives a Basic Introduction to Succulent Care. Bring a succulent in need of TLC! (340) 692-2874 sgvbg.org DECEMBER 10 Mt. Eagle Hike St. Croix Hiking Association takes you to a spectacular view at the summit! (340) 772-2073 Hike details posted: stcroixhiking.org DECEMBER 10, 12 NOON Pre-Boat Parade Festivities Christiansted Boardwalk Christmas festivities take over the boardwalk— steel pans, Mocko Jumbies, carolers, elves, pet parade! christmasparadestcroix.com DECEMBER 10, 6 PM St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade Christiansted Boardwalk From mega yachts to dinghies, boats decorated

DECEMBER 11, 6 AM The 42nd Virgin Islands Half-Marathon Arawak Bay, The Inn at Salt River A national championship race, it shares its course with the international marathoners along the scenic seaside near Salt River. Hosted by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners. Register: (340) 643-2557 wallacewilliams@msn.com virginislandspace.org DECEMBER 11, 5 AM The 6th St. Croix Marathon Relay Fort Christiansvaern Teams of 4 runners follow the rolling route of the St. Croix International Marathon. (340) 643-2557 wallacewilliams@msn.com virginislandspace.org DECEMBER 11, 9 AM-12 NOON Random Weave Basketry Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Learn basket weaving from local vines.  $20 Register: 340-201-7983 or mountvictorycamp@gmail.com. DECEMBER 11, 4 PM Calico Cat Company Production Caribbean Community Theater This is a fun show by kids and for kids—“Trickstas & Stones.” (340) 778-1983 www.cct.vi

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Annual Holiday Hope Benefit Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00pm - $40 Palms at Pelican Cove Benefits Boys & Girls Club CASA P. Henry Hospitality Scholarship December 2016 / Januar y 2017 • Page 5


Events - St. Croix

“IT IS THE SEASON” ART SHOW OPENING, TOP HAT GALLERY, DECEMBER 1 DECEMBER 14, 4-6 PM Gallows Bay Holiday Festival Undercover Books Santa visits Undercover Books & children, parents & pets get a photo with Mr. Claus—for a good cause. Stop in for Holiday Cheer! (340) 719-1567

JANUARY 5, 5-8 PM Art Exhibit Reception Art @ Top Hat Gallery “Crucian Contemporary” features works by Lucien Downes, Briana Casale Cox, & Cindy Male. Through the January 30th. (340) 513-3558 artattophat.com

DECEMBER 14, 28, 5-6 PM Sunset SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay SUP yoga class under the setting sun! 60min/$25 Register: 340-643-5824 or 828-280-4987. kitestcroix.com DECEMBER 14-17, 5:30 -8:30 PM Old Time Crucian Christmas St. Croix Landmarks Society Stop and see Whim Museum with spectacular lights and an old-fashioned Crucian Christmas tree. Free. (340) 772-0598 stcroixlandmarks.com DECEMBER 15, 10 AM-6 PM Customer Appreciation Day Rustico, Princess Plaza Celebrating 15 years!  Eats & treats, ‘shop till you drop’ 15%-off-All-Inventory Sale, famous Rustico Coquito!  340-718-7257 rusticostcroix.com DECEMBER 15, 5-8 PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries & shops show the works of artists & jewelry makers. Stay for dinner in town. This Art Walk is a favorite of visitors & locals! (340) 713-4569 DECEMBER 15, 5-8 PM Multi Artist Exhibition Henle Studio Fine art of the Henle family & local & international artists; featuring landscape & portrait painter Jack Anglin. (340) 718-0372 mariahenlestudio.com DECEMBER 16, 6 PM…UNTIL… Sunset Jazz Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted

JANUARY 6 30th Annual Children Race King St., Frederiksted The Virgin Islands Pace Runners hosts this annual race for kids, 13 & under. It takes the parade route, & kicks off the Crucian Christmas Festival Children’s Parade. (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org Christmas Carnival Parade, January 7.

Stanley and the 10 Sleepless Knights play with pure, festive holiday spirit! Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy the sounds! Food & drinks available for sale. DECEMBER 17, 7 PM Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie. (Kindly pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms & parking available. To see what’s playing, visit: facebook. com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free. DECEMBER 21, 9 AM Quarterly Walking Tour St. Croix East End Marine Park An Interpretive Ranger leads this winter solstice walking tour of Coakley Bay. Water & sun protection suggested. Meet at the entrance to Coakley Bay (first dirt road west of Carden Beach).   Info: (340) 718-3367. DECEMBER 26, 2-10 PM Caribbean Drag Racing Final Showdown 2016 St. Croix Motorsports Complex See great, skillful drivers close out the 2016 drag racing year. cdra2016@gmail.com DECEMBER 30, 5:30-7:30 PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Chrisitansvaern Bandstand Bring chairs, blankets, coolers & friends! Presented by Community Music. Free! (340) 277-3914

JANUARY 2017 JANUARY 5, 5-8 PM “McKay and McKay” Art Show Opening STUDIO WALSH Opening reception for the month-long Ogese McKay Retrospective & Elisa McKay Perspective a father/daughter exhibit of paintings & collage. Walsh Metal Works Building, 340-773-8169. Page 6 • December 2016 / January 2017

JANUARY 7 35th Three Kings Mile Claude O. Markoe School, Frederiksted A Virgin Islands Pace Runners event, the 1-mile race kicks off the annual Three Kings Day Parade & runs along the packed-with-spectators parade route. (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org JANUARY 7 Three Kings Day Parade Pancake Breakfast & BBQ Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Membership event: watch the Adult Parade on King Street at the museum. Join at the door. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-10 AM SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Explore basic yoga poses & become comfortable with the paddleboard as your yoga mat.   60min/$25 Register: (340)-643-5824 (828)-280-4987. kitestcroix.com JANUARY 8 13th Annual Sea Swim Frederiksted Pier to Rainbow Beach The St. Croix Dolphins invite swimmers of all ages & abilities to race 1-mile in the open sea. Registration: stcroixdolphins.org or Good Hope Country Day School. (340) 513-3602 JANUARY 8, 4-10 PM 3 Kings Drag Races St. Croix Motorsport Complex Let the 2017 drag races begin! cdra2016@gmail.com JANUARY 10, 10 AM-12 NOON Ceramics Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Taino replica classes every Tuesday for 3 weeks! $100, including firing. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org JANUARY 11& 25, 5-6 PM Sunset SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Enjoy your SUP yoga class under the setting sun! 60min/$25 Registration: 340-643-5824 or kitestcroix.com

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LECTURE SERIES DECEMBER 8 & JANUARY 12! JANUARY 12, 5:30-6:30 PM National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding current research at St. Croix’s three National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.

in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Transfer of the former Danish West Indies to the US, “Histories of a Shared Past: Exploring Our Complex Heritage,” shows the close ties between Denmark and the USVI. More info, Page 59 or call 340-773-3408 or 340-998-4147. JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 29 Chris Klein and the Boulevards Lineup On the Water & Around the Island This cool New Orleans band grooves on funk, blues, soul, jazz & rock. Catch them on the 26th on Lyric Sails, on the 27th at Cheeseburgers, on the 28th at Eat @ Cane Bay, on the 29th at Rhythms at Rainbow. A Chicken Charlie Production!

JANUARY 13-14, 8 PM & JANUARY 15, 4 PM Staged Readings: The Mountaintop Caribbean Community Theater See this 2-character, award-winning play by Katori Hall, directed by the talented Tom Ziegler! (340) 778-1983 cct.vi JANUARY 14 & 28, 9-11 AM St. Croix Avian Sanctuary Tour South Shore Toni Lance, Certified Falconer and Bird Rehabilitation Expert, introduces you to the current residents of the Sanctuary. Not suitable for children under 6. Donations help feed & house the birds. Registration: 773-1989 or sea.educator@gmail. com stxenvironmental.org JANUARY 14, 10:30 AM-12 NOON Children’s Clay Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Classes run 5 weeks. $90., firing included. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org JANUARY 14, 7 PM Mardi Gras Season Kick-Off! Off the Wall Join Krewe de Croix for the 2017 Mardi Croix kick-off party—“Krewe de Croix Goes on Safari!” Info: Val (817) 908-3912 & Dee (828) 447-3986 Facebook. JANUARY 19, 5-8 PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries & shops show the works of artists & jewelry makers. Stay for dinner in town. This Art Walk is a favorite of visitors & locals! (340) 713-4569 JANUARY 19, 5-8 PM Art Thursday Exhibition Henle Studio The gallery features new giclee paintings by Maria Henle & original paintings, photographs & books by local & international artists. (340) 718-0372 mariahenlestudio.com JANUARY 20, 6-8 PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a beach chair or blanket & catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Food & drinks available for sale. Music & conviviality free! w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

Beard Team USA, a Contest, January 21.

JANUARY 20-21, 7:30 PM Candlelight Concert Series Estate Whim Museum St. Croix Landmarks Society invites you to classical performances by world class musicians--in a unique setting. (340) 772-0598 stcroixlandmarks.com JANUARY 21, 9 AM-2 PM Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Explore the world of tropical wild plants & make your own tincture and salve!  $30. includes materials.  Bring lunch. Register: mountvictorycamp@gmail.com JANUARY 20, 6-9 PM JANUARY 21, 22 10AM-4 PM “The Art Show” 2017 Canegata Recreational Building The Artists Guild presents it annual exhibition! See the works of our island’s finest artists. artistsguildstx.com JANUARY 21, 3 PM Beard Team USA—a Contest Christiansted Boardwalk See or join in the parade of beards & mustaches! Registration at Angry Nate’s, 2 pm. Awards at Shupe’s. Hosted by Krewe de Croix. Info: Val (817) 908-3912, Dee (828) 447-2986. JANUARY 22, 5 AM The 8th St. Croix Scenic 50 Fort Christiansvaern Tour the island in a 50-mile individual race, 4 person team relay, or 50K individual race ending at the Buccaneer Hotel. (340) 643-2557 stcroix50.com JANUARY 23, 8:30AM-1:30PM JANUART 24, 8:30AM-1:30PM Centennial Commission Lecture Series UVI Great Hall Organized by the St. Croix Friends of Denmark

JANUARY 27, 5:30-7:30 PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Chrisitansvaern Bandstand Bring chairs, blankets, coolers & friends & catch fabulous music by the sea. Presented by Community Music. Free! (340) 277-3914 (340) 332-4055 JANUARY 28, 9 AM-12 NOON Wooden Fish Spear Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Make your own fishing spear out of materials harvested entirely from the landscape.  $20.  Register: mountvictorycamp@gmail.com. JANUARY 27, 7 PM St. Croix Seashell Society Art Show & Gala St. George Village Botanical Garden Join in the Seashell Society’s fundraiser & see this museum in its new home! Info: (340) 692-2874 sgvbg.org JANUARY 28, 7 PM Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie. (Kindly pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms & parking available. To see what’s playing, visit: facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free.

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“The Duty-Free allowance for US citizens is $1600.00— DOUBLE THAT OF OTHER ISLANDS!” Sonya, Ltd. new Centennial bracelets!

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fabulous prints. To compliment the ASHA collection you will find a treasure trove of unique jewelry designs, accessories, gifts, textiles and homewares . This season also brings Free People, Desigual, The Beach People, Dutzi, several new capsule clothing lines from emerging world designers and much, much more. www.ashaworlddesigns.com

When shopping on St. Croix,

US citizens can enjoy a DutyFree Allowance of $1600.00 per person, including children, every 30 days whether buying to pack or mail. This could add up to a $6400.00 joint declaration for a family of four residing in one household and traveling together!

This Duty-Free Allowance is double the $800.00 limit from other islands, so make your important purchases on St. Croix.

You may also take 5 cartons of cigarettes and 6 bottles of liquor back as long as 1 of the bottles is a product made in the VI such as Cruzan Rum. Liquor boxes are free to check aboard your return flight!

Outside this allowance you

can mail gifts to friends and relatives (not includ­ing tobacco and alcohol)—one package a day to the same address up to $200.00 in value with no declaration. This information is a summary of fact-specific issues. For the most up-to-date specifics on what you can bring back, go to www.cbp.gov or call the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), at (877) 287-8667. Check the Easy Shopping Guide on Page 20 to find what you’re looking for. Page 8 • December 2016 / January 2017

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Duty-FreeShopping continued CHECK MAPS ON PAGES 54-58 FOR STORE LOCATIONS The Blue Mutt—340-643-7203

Shopping that benefits St. Croix’s animals! Where can you see original art & crafts by more than a dozen island artists, buy a book to read at the beach, get a St. Croix t-shirt to wear at home, & find a collar for your dog decorated with sea turtles? Only at The Blue Mutt!  Filled with color & creativity, The Blue Mutt is a ‘must stop’ gift shop & art gallery specializing in locally-made crafts & art, select books, fun, unique gift items & pet-related products. Also offering regular art & craft classes in their large art studio & participating monthly in Christiansted’s Art Thursday art walks.  A portion of all sales support animal welfare & animal rescue groups on island. Facebook / The Blue Mutt.

Cache of the Day – 340-773-3648

Indian spinning rings.

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Whim”sea”cal treasures await you when you step into this charming colorful shop on historic Company Street in Christiansted. Under the sea critters will delight kids and adults alike from pretty mermaids to cuddly seahorses & turtles as well as puzzles, books & light-up bath tub toys for all ages. You’ll find attractive home décor items such as clever sink strainers, embroidered guest towels, beautifully designed shell & palm tree serving pieces with napkins to match as well as prints & handicrafts from local artists. Sea glass jewelry, fragrant soaps, colorful beach cover-ups, tropical beach bags, the best cards on the island, the cutest shop dog & so much more are just inside the door strung with dancing Mocko Jumbies at #55 Company Street!

Sonya’s – 340-778-8605

Hook up with the Original- Sonya’s St. Croix Hook. Located at #1 Company Street since 1964, an introduction to the hand-wrought jewelry at Sonya’s begins with the pleasantly inexpensive hook bracelet which is often imitated, never duplicated. Our designs include: hurricanes, hearts, flowers, sea life, breast cancer awareness, and so much more. All creations are crafted in sterling silver, 14 & 18 karat gold—bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants. Our loyal customers continue to vote our jewelry #1 in the Virgin Islands. Visit us at www.sonyaltd.com Toll-free: 877-766-9284.

The wonders of ib designs.

Nicole Canegata

ib designs – 773-4322 (say “eye-bee”)

An island favorite in historic Christiansted, this gallery is home to the distinctive designs of local artist/metalsmith, Whealan Massicott. Whealan has been crafting for over 20 years and is fortunate to have a fabulous team of artisans join him in creating magical jewelry. Being a musician at heart allows life’s movements, patterns, and rhythms to play out in his raw, organic designs. Ib designs Feel Good Jewelry is a salute to the simplicity of life and to the inspiration of creativity. Come see our new Om, Gratitude, and Anchor collections.Truly artful, truly unique, truly Caribbean! Feel Good Jewelry for Feel Good People. Stop in to say hi to Whealan, Kris, and the rest of the ib family. Find us on Facebook. www.islandboydesigns.com

A portion of all sales support St. Croix animal welfare and rescue.

Local Art & Crafts, Art Classes Books - New & Recycled ● Gifts for Family, Friends & Pets ● ●

Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5:30 pm 5 Company Street, Christiansted

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COMPANY STREET...cont Eden South – 340-713-1003

Located at historic #3 Company Street, Eden South is an unexpected oasis of divine and authentic Crucian treats. Come in to see our contemporary line of preserves and syrups from old-time recipes, books by local authors, colorful rainforest and recipe t-shirts and sample our famous Jack’s Bay Pepper Sauce—also available as a personal-sized bottle for easy carry-on when travelling. Our product line is made only from in-season, locally sourced fruit and is prepared in small batches for consistent quality. We are dedicated to bringing you the best time-honored traditions of St. Croix, conveniently packaged to help you enjoy and express Crucian culture, wherever you may be.  www.edensouth.com

The Shoe Bar – 340-713-1445

Alma Sea Life Collection in Sterling and Exotic Wood Inlay at Tropical Bracelet! Susan Wall

Located at 55 Company Street, right next to the old “Kicks” location, is The Shoe Bar—St.Croix’s premier shoe boutique. carrying men’s and women’s shoes. Ladies can select from bcbg, Chinese Laundry,Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Nine West, Bandolino, Naots and more. For the Gents, we have Nunn Bush (a Florsheim brand), Clarks, Kenneth Cole and Naots sandals and dress shoes. We are very proud to be the only authorized dealer for Naots in the Virgin Islands. Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine while you shop! Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am -5 pm. Facebook, The Shoe Bar VI.

KINGS ALLEY

iTek Planet Wireless Repair - 340-773-4865

E•den South, [eed-n south] n: The Best of St. Croix

Tastes of History Within Your Reach Traditional Foodways Made Easy ■ Handcrafted Preserves & Syrups ■ Rainforest Inspired T-shirts - All Ages ■ Jack’s Bay Pepper Sauce ■ Reusable Printed Canvas Bags ■ The Occasional Serendipitous Delight Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm 3 Company Street, Christiansted

We repair all kinds of broken mobile devices—cell phones (any type of damage - literally anything, we’ve seen it all), iPods, gaming systems, iPads, laptops, and more. Our company focuses on customer service, using only highly trained technicians to complete your repairs, and we can complete most while you wait or typically within 24 hours. Don’t be out of touch with an inoperable device! Having a reliable repair service on St. Croix that you can count

Top Shoe Brands ■ Men’s ■ Women’s A glass of wine while you shop.

Panache Jewelers--your Authorized Dealer for Raymond Weil Watches Geneve on St. Croix. Ultra-thin timepieces-a blend of avant-garde technology and refined design.

on is a must to protect your investment and ensure that your devices are running in tip top condition. For Mac users, we have an in-house certified Apple technician! We’re located in King’s Alley, just off the boardwalk. Open Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm. www.itekplanetwireless.com

KING STREET

Panache Jewelers – 340-719-6624

Finally, Panache Jewelers has arrived on St. Croix! With over 20 years of fine jewelry experience, Kevin Banani established Panache Jewelers in 2009 to meet the needs of the St Croix customer—fine jewelry inspired by romance, passion, and the beauty of the Virgin Islands. Your Authorized Dealer for Bulova, Seiko, and Michael Kors watches, Angelique de Paris bracelets, rings, & earings, Maralago Larimar, Rebecca, & Lauren G. Adams jewelry. Panache also carries a wide assortment of hook bracelets, & 14K gold, silver, & diamond fine jewelry. Distinctive Style. Distinctive Quality. Distinctively You. Come visit Your Ultimate Jewelry Destination on King Street, Christiansted. Open Monday – Saturday, 9:30- 6 pm and Sundays, 11 -3 pm during Season.

340-773-4865

Mon - Thurs, 10 am - 6 pm 55 Kings Alley, Christiansted

We fix iPhones, Tablets, Androids, Accessories, & more...

BCBG, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Nunn Bush, Clarks, & Naots, just to name a few. www.edensouth.com • 340-713-1003

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PAN AM PAVILION

The Purple Papaya – 340-713-9412

Nested in St. Croix’s historic Christiansted, and embedded in the hearts and minds of everyone who has entered through its doors, is the Purple Papaya Souvenir and Gift Shop. The store is loaded with a full line of souvenirs, cold drinks and snacks, the largest selection of embroidered tee shirts and sweatshirts, Hawaiian shirts and dresses, sun tan lotions, sunglasses, towels, hats & caps, disposable cameras, batteries, and quality beach/swimwear for the entire family. So, if you are looking for excellent customer service, and quality merchandise, come on in. It’s the island’s number one spot for ALL your Duty Free shopping, and vacation needs. It’s where you always get more for Le$$!

Purple Papaya for the largest selection of ladies and men’s swimwear!

Hotheads for swimwear, clothes, hats, and accessories!

QUEEN CROSS STREET Hotheads – 340-773-7888

This trendy shop has swimwear for all shapes and sizes including hard-to-find separates, cup sizes, long torso, and attractive styles for full-figured women. We also carry colorful sarongs, cover-ups, bags, great accessories, casual and dressy clothing, and sandals. And…the reason for the name – hats, hats, and more hats! Come see us in our new location on Queen Cross Street near Strand. We’re open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm.

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QUEEN CROSS...cont.

Tropical Bracelet Factory Outlet – 340-719-0672

JOYIA-Inspirational Jewelry – 713-4JOY (4569)

We are not only a store but an attraction not to be missed specializing in magnificent jewelry made on the premises. See how your special piece is designed, created, and finished through our studio’s glass windows. View our extensive collection of stainless steel, copper, platinum, gold, and silver earrings, pendants, and rings. We have the largest selection of island bracelets, chaney, Larimar, conch, diamonds of all colors and sizes, certified ancient coins, natural pearls including the most unique of them all— “The Queen Conch Pearl.” Free rum samples from our extensive liquor collection available daily. Stop in for a rare cigar to commemorate your vacation. Known for our locally made crafts and collectables, take home a real souvenir made right here on St. Croix. Open Monday – Saturday, 10-6pm.

Artist and jeweler, Joyia Jones, invites you to visit her family-operated studio where we create handcrafted jewelry using silver, gold, and precious stones. Set your intention with our free engraving that allows you to customize your Joyia jewelry with an inspirational word, name, or date. Check out our collection of one-of-a-kind antique spoon pendants, cuffs, and rings. Jump on the trend of mixing metals with our stackable rings and bangles and don’t forget to take a look at our unique square jewelry – we have square rings, bangles, and necklaces! Be inspired. Be creative. Be intentional. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram! MondaySaturday 10am-5pm. Queen Cross Street www.joyiajewelry.com

Nelthropp & Low’s 14K “Journey in Paradise” Pendant with diamonds!

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New Steven Douglas Designs—old world craftsmanship without the aid of computer technology—using the highest quality pearls and gemstones. Back Duty Free

STRAND STREET Baci Duty Free – 340-773-5040 On the corner of Queen Cross & Strand, we’re here to serve your island shopping needs. Elegant stones are set in precious metals by designers such as Vahan. Kattan, Lafonn & Colore; there’s a large assortment of handmade island hook bracelets in silver, gold & Black Titanium from The Hook Company; beautiful hand-painted enamel jewelry by Belle Etoile; amazing sterling silver jewelry from “butterfly wings’ to the Gem of the Caribbean— Larimar, or our local chaney. Consider our authentic treasure coins or South Sea Pearls for a one-of-a kind jewelry purchase. Sunglasses include Maui Jim, Oakley, Costa, Gucci, Juicy, Marc Jacobs, Polaroid & Suncloud. We have the best assortment of fine Swiss & fashion watches on St. Croix. Be tempted by our wide selection of liquors, fine bourbons, scotches & rums from around the world plus cigars in our humidor. Stateside packaging service! Open Mon - Sat 10 – 6 pm. www.bacidutyfree.com

Crucian Gold- 340-773-5241

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Crucian Gold is home to a family of jewelry artisans. Discover how Crucian Gold’s original designs are inspired by the history, people, and natural environment of St. Croix. Visit our studio where we hand make jewelry in our on-site workshop. Enjoy unique silver and gold pieces crafted from recycled and eco-friendly sources. Monday-Saturday 10-5pm,  www.cruciangold.com, sales@cruciangold.com December 2016 / Januar y 2017 • Page 15


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STRAND STREET cont... Nelthropp & Low – 340-773-0365

Located in the heart of downtown Christiansted, Nelthropp & Low is tucked under the Danish arches at the entrance to Pan Am Pavilion. Inside you’ll find a variety of unique treasures for everyone’s tastes. Voted Best Diamonds in the VI Daily News Reader’s Poll since 2009 & Best Fine Jewelry in 2010, 2012 & 2013, they are the leader in diamond education and experience on St. Croix. Specialties include custom bridal, jewelry design, handmade island bracelets, Chaney jewelry, men’s titanium & alternative metal jewelry, charm bracelet beads, Australian opals, treasure coins, silver, watches & island-inspired designs. Owner Rob Low has been creating jewelry on St. Croix since 1978, and staff jeweler/gemologist Nicole Gariepy has been working with fine jewelry on island since 1997. www.nelthropp-low.com

Small Wonder – 340-773-5551

Visit Sweet Magnolia boutique to find something special for your next ‘all white’ affair.  Susan Wall

A delightful children’s store filled with a large selection of swimsuits, sunhats, sunglasses, St. Croix tee shirts, sundresses & shirts in tropical prints—cool, 100% cotton & linen clothing for boys & girls in sizes from Newborn to Pre-teen. Also find sturdy wooden educational toys, doll houses, rocking horses & train sets by Plan & Brio. Special items include sterling silver feeding spoons, ceramic piggy banks, adorable stuffed animals, dolls & doll furniture, children’s tables & chairs, baby & children’s accessories, plus year-round holiday & event costumes. Layaway & Baby Shower Registry available. Our new location is just steps from the Government Parking lot at 1110 Strand Street.

Sweet Magnolia Fashion Boutique – 340-719-1288 Nestled in the cozy, downtown shopping district overlooking a slice of the Christiansted harbor, 1/26/07 10:18 you’ll find anDocument1 inviting and contemporary bou- AM tique with styles for the fashion-forward woman. Our sizes range from XS to 3X and feature classic and modern designs. So whether you’re planning

Just Steps from the Gov’t Parking Lot!

St. Croix Custom for beach totes, Fair Trade, and home accessories!

for a night on the town or heading to work or church, you’ll find something at Sweet Magnolia Fashion Boutique. We carry a beautiful collection of shoes and accessories to include bags, necklaces, earrings, belts, brooches, and more. 1113 Strand Street. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. www.sweetmagnolia-vi.com, Facebook, Instagram

St. Croix Custom – 340-220-2531

With over 15 years experience in the textile and design industry, St Croix Custom offers great prices on designer indoor and outdoor fabrics for your home or boat! Wholesale pricing available. We also offer Space Planning Services, as well as Kitchen and Bath Design, Drapery Design and Window Treatment Installation. Accessories, wallpaper, custom seating, awnings, slipcovers, and pillows are all services we can do for those finishing touches! We will always be conscious of your budget and keep you as the most important focus for Page 1 any project, large or small. Reasonable rates, great pricing on products, and the experience you need to get the job done right. Give us a call! info@stcroixcustom.com, www.stcroixcustom.com

Tropical print Sundresses & Shirts Swimsuits and Sunglasses Sunhats St. Croix Tee Shirts Sun Hats, Swimsuits & Dresses Wooden Toys 4 Company St., Christiansted 1110 Strand Street, Christiansted

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ART THURSDAY, CHRISTIANSTED, DECEMBER 15 & JANUARY 19.

GALLOWS BAY Rare Finds – 340-713-9254 This fascinating shop is found at the gateway to Gallows Bay — turn left on East End Road at the By-Pass traffic light. Here you’ll discover an assortment of different, fun gifts and collectibles. Open Wednesday thru Saturday, they offer something old, something new, something for every taste and budget. Browse here for a memento of St. Croix. 713-9254.

Undercover Books – 340-719-1567

Rare Finds antiques & collectibles!

Susan Wall

An Eclectic Store wit h Cool Vibes! Healthy Happy Holistic Living Caribbean Health Products, Spices, Seasonings & Drinks ● Natural / Organic Personal Care ● Household Holistics Corner Brand Name Fashion & Jewelry

If you are looking for an independent bookstore in St. Croix, Undercover Books & Gifts in Gallows Bay is it. The Bistro is located right next door, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee after browsing the shelves. Undercover has everything you need in a bookstore. You will find the latest in fiction, and non-fiction as well as a fantastic children’s section. Don’t be surprised if you run into one or two local writers while you’re there; they have a great local interest selection and provide a comprehensive representation of the local talent.

AROUND THE ISLAND Beyond Caribbean – 340-773-7777

Beyond Caribbean caters to the entire person with products that’ll make you happy and healthy, in the most holistic way! Our focus is traditional “ole time” Caribbean health products (think Seven Seas, Ferrol, Nutrophos, Tussadryl, Olbas Oil, Lydia Pinkham, Limacol, etc.). We mix it up with favorite Caribbean beverages, spices, and seasonings like Chief curry. Get affordable on-island clothing and accessories by Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and more. Try our earth-friendly, cruelty-free household cleaning and personal care products, some up to 98% natural, from brands like Natracare and Mrs. Meyers.  We’re your new go-to location for a holistically healthier and happier YOU!  Like us on Facebook!

Take comfort outdoors with furniture from Sweet Lime Furnishings!

Plaza Extra East – 340-778-6240

Great Price. Right Value. With great low prices, Plaza Extra East features thousands of your favorite grocery store brands as well as foreign specialty foods, bulk packaged items, a full service bakery, deli, and prime meat counter. Plaza offers a large produce section featuring fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, including locally grown items. In addition to a wide selection of wine and spirits, Plaza Extra East is also home to Doctors Choice Pharmacy. Conveniently located in Peter’s Rest, Plaza Extra East is your one stop, shopping destination for all your grocery, home, and personal care needs. www.plazaextraeast.com

Undercover Books & Gifts Antiques, Unique Gifts and Collectibles Tues–Fri, 10 am o 6 pm / Sat, 10 am–4 pm Princesse Plaza, Northside Road • 340-773-7777

Gallows Bay, St. Croix

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covered in washable or Sunbrella fabrics. Our woods are teak, mahogany and other durable hardwoods. And island life is also about fun, so you’ll also find exotic, one-of-a-kind pieces and the work of some of St. Croix’s bestknown artists. We’re also happy to special order for you. Find us open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 until 4, on Facebook, and on the web at www.sweetlimefurnishings.com.

Rustico, “Something Different” – 340-718-7257

After a long summer rest, Rustico re-opened its doors this past fall, and will remain open for the season until mid-May. Come see all the new accessories, floral designs and decorative art items for renewing your home deco. Many gift and souvenir items are also available for your gift-giving. Check out our gallery of new art, paintings and ceramic pots. Located at Princesse Plaza, just outside of Christiansted town, north of the Five Corners traffic light. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. rusticostcroix@gmail.com

The Museum Store – 340-692-2874

Sweet Lime Furnishings – 340-719-6360

At Sweet Lime Furnishings we believe two things—You should be as comfortable outdoors as you are indoors and your home furnishings should make your life easier, not harder. Our outdoor furniture collection—the largest on St. Croix—is elegant unfinished teak, manmade wicker over an aluminum frame or durable plastic lumber with a 20-year warranty. Our sofas and chairs are

Talavera Christmas Trees from the Mexican collection at Rustico. Susan Wall

St. George Village Botanical Garden Museum Store specializes in botanically themed gifts, books and local art. Offering tasteful home decor and dazzling jewelry designs matched only by the Garden itself! If you’re a cook you’ll find one of the best collection of cookbooks on the island and other kitchen items. There’s great stuff for kids as well, with a focus on toys and books that are both fun and educational. Remember your trip to the Botanical Garden and St. Croix with a memento from The Museum Store. Open Mon - Sat, 10 - 4 pm & cruise ship days.

Arts Home & Garden Accessories Floral & Gifts rusticostcroix@gmail.com

340.718.7257

“Something Different”

Princesse Plaza, Bay 5, La Grande Princesse Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

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Come West and experience St. Croix’s chic destination gift emporium!  Delight your senses with St. Croix’s largest scented candle selection.  Olfactory nirvana from companies such as Voluspa, Seda France, Mer-Sea, Barr and Co., and Franklin’s signature scent “VOLCANO” from Aspen Bay.  Franklin’s specializes in sumptuous Holiday and Home Decor.  Franklin’s offers The Caribbean’s largest selection of luxury Kim Seybert Tabletop Decor.  Cool, hip gifts, decorative pillows, and hip fresh jewelry for men and women await.  You will not believe you are on St. Croix!  We offer phenomenal, all natural bath and body products from Archilepago.  Franklin’s also features a fantastic collection of local artists’ goods!  Come check us out!  Open Monday-Friday at 10:00, Sundays during December, and all cruise ship days!   West is Best!  

Voluspa Candles.....As deliciously fragrant as they are gorgeous!  Bring a little olfactory decadence to your home!  Franklin’s...your one stop Holiday shop for all things beautiful and unique!  In Beautiful Downtown Frederiksted!

FRANKLIN’S ON THE WATERFRONT A CAribbeAn emporium • Phenomal Jewelry and Accessories • Great Selection of Clever Greeting Cards • Kim Seybert Couture Tabletop Designs • Whimsical Dog and Cat accessories • St. Croix Moko Jumbie Dog collars, harnesses, and leashes • Super Chic Home Accents • Scrumptious Seasonal Decor • Seda France Candles • Aspen Bay Candles • Mer-SEA Candles • Barr & CO Candles • Voluspa Candles • Archipelago Botanicals • Tasteful “St. Croix” branded items • Franklin’s Logo Tee • Hand-Blended Sterling Teas w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

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DELIGHT YOUR SENSES! On the Beautiful Frederiksted Waterfront

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Dining on St. Croix A Taste of St. Croix — CHRISTIANSTED

Angry Nates Boathouse & Seafood Emporium – 340-692-6283 Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch on our boardwalk patio or in our breezy open-air restaurant overlooking the beautiful Christiansted Harbor. Sit back and watch the local fishing boats deliver their daily catch of Wahoo, Tuna, or Mahi-Mahi (a fish so nice we named it twice). We specialize in the fresh seafood that is brought to our dock every day. Voted Best New Restaurant in St. Croix, 2008 (VI Daily News), we feature a creative dinner menu incorporating an eclectic blend of world cuisines, a unique and affordable wine list, and drink specials from the most complete bar on the island. Open 7 days a week, Happy Hour, 4–6 pm daily. Avocado Pitt – 340-773-9843 This bistro cafe, located adjacent to Christiansted Fort on the Boardwalk overlooking the harbor, is a must for your stay in St Croix. Visitors return year after year.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, ice cream, smoothies, beer or even a rum. Try our signature breakfast, granola with fresh fruit and yogurt. Eggs served any style.  Lunch features include spicy tuna wrap, deli style sandwiches, burgers or our lunch special (changes daily).  Box lunches available for your Buck Island trip, beach day, or dive adventure.  Call ahead or order on the day. Voted “Best Breakfast on St Croix” multiple years by the readers of the Daily News.  Open daily from 7:00am.

balter – 340-719-5896 Located at the intersection of Company Street & Queen Cross Street, balter is a fine dining experience unlike any other on St. Croix. Award-winning chef Digby Stridiron utilizes fresh, locally grown ingredients to create contemporary West Indian cuisine with a unique flair. Stop by the bar to learn more about their “Farm to Glass” program, where delicious, seasonal cocktails are created using produce from around the Virgin Islands. Wine lovers are able to choose from more than 150 wines, hand-chosen by Sommelier and owner Patrick Kralik. At balter, you come in as a stranger, eat & drink as a friend, and leave feeling like family. Starting December 1, we are open Monday Saturday for Lunch, 11 am - 2 pm, Happy Hour, 5 - 7 pm, and Dinner, 6 -10 pm. Closed Sundays. Barefoot Pirate Snow & Rum Ball Shack 340-244-6599 Arrg!! Calling all Skallywags to Barefoot Pirate Snow & Rum Ball Shack. Enjoy New Orleans-style snow balls in 25 flavors (make it into a rum ball by adding a shot of Cruzan Rum) at our outdoor seating with a view of Christiansted Harbor. We also serve up an awesome, southern-style breakfast and lunch and our walk up coffee bar is open all day. Need sandwiches and sides for your Buck Island trip? We cater anything to go; call your order in advance for a quicker pick-up. Choose from hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sides, wraps, gourmet dogs, home made ice cream, milk

Snow & Rum Balls Ice Cream Breakfast Coffee

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Open every day but Tuesday, 8 am - 8 pm Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm Kings Alley off the Boardwalk • www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com

Open 7 Days a Week for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner SUNDAY BRUNCH

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shakes, soft serve, nachos, smoothies, popcorn, chips, beer, wine, rum drinks and our famous FRITO PIE! Stop by our new ‘grab and go’ shop and pick up some pirate souvenirs, sun glasses, sun block, snacks and more. Located off the boardwalk in Kings Alley between Brew STX and You Are Here Bar and Grill. Open every day but Tuesday from 8 am - 8 pm. Sundays, 8 am - 6 pm. Facebook, Twitter, Trip Advisor. www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com Café Christine – 340-713-1500 Nestled in a quiet historic courtyard, Café Christine offers fresh salads & French-style cuisine. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30, reservations are recommended. Join us for a glass of wine, a lovely lunch & admire the local art work in the cafe. A unique setting, not to be missed; a best kept secret... until now. Company Street in Apothecary Hall. Ital In Paradise ­­— 340-473-7373 A great place to eat! Looking for the #1 Ital & Vegetarian restaurant to eat? You have found it! Ital in Paradise offers homemade veggie burgers, roasted cauliflower, & gluten- free, egg-free & dairy-free daily specials that will delight your senses & stimulate your tastebuds. Thirsty on a hot day? Refresh with one of our island favorites such as green foods speciality drink chlorophyll or creamy delicious peanut punch. Never tried a vegetarian meal before? Come on through we are sure to wow you with our coconut curry tofu & coconut rice served with kale & baby bella mushrooms. Hungry? Find your way to Ital in Paradise located upstairs next to Riddims. We are open Monday - Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm. Like us on Facebook! Milk & Honey – 340-773-1212 Nestled on Queen Cross Streeet in the middle of historic Christiansted, Milk & Honey is a cozy, eclectic shop where Health never tasted so good! Every smoothie and drink bears the name of a beautiful and/or fruitful area on St. Croix, honoring the land that so freely shares its abundance. Interesting and unique ingredient combinations keep your pallet entertained while your body can fully enjoy being blessed with nutritious nourishment. Come in or call any day of the week to order your favorite smoothie—just the way you like it! There’s a well-stocked Nut Bar with nuts, grains, specialty grano-

Armstrong‛s & Edy‛s Ice Cream Mix in your own toppings! Rum Cake & Butter Cookies VI Treats shipped anywhere in the US!

On the Christiansted Boardwalk overlooking the Harbor www.angrynates.com• 340• 692-6283 www.angrynates.com 692-6283

It's a great place to eat!

(340) 713-4825 MONDAY - SATURDAY 22-20 QUEEN CROSS ST CHRISTIANSTED, VIRGIN ISLANDS 00820

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Serenity by the Sea – 340-718-0544 This 2-story indoor and open air restaurant (formerly Red Right Return) is casual dining with an incredible view of Gallows Bay; a relaxed ambiance and free WiFi. Known for their BBQ ribs, come in for tasty seafood, steaks, pork chops, veggie dishes, pasta, chicken, and burgers prepared by Chef Afiya. Featuring nightly specials, signature drinks, pool table, regular live entertainment, and available for special events. Located next to Savant at Bryan’s Marine Emporium, open for lunch and dinner, Sun – Thurs, 11 am – 1 am and Fri & Sat, 11 am - 2 am. Happy Hour, 4 – 7 pm. Late night bar menu, 10 pm – close. Like us on Facebook! 40 Strand Eatery – 340-201-8633 40 Strand Eatery is a cozy, urban, multi-award-winning Christiansted restaurant focusing on simply great food and value by Brant Pell, Todd Manley, and their amazing team of professionals. They have a passion for sustainability and focus on locally sourced, fresh ingredients to bring the best food to the table, supporting the local island community. ‘Something for everyone’ includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options. Signature cocktails, including the classic Moscow Mule, and a stel-

Raw, Organic, Local & Fresh! Dried Fruits, Granola Raw Nuts, Nutrition Powders Fruit & Veggie Smoothies Open 7 days from 7 am

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lar wine list, are served from two bars—40 Strand and its Rum and Wine Bar across the street. Saturday Brunch has quickly become a local mainstay; the main dining room is A/C! Located in the Comanche Hotel. Dinner Monday – Saturday 6 – 9:30pm, Lunch, Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 2pm, Saturday Brunch, 10am – 2pm. See Facebook for specials. Savant – 340-713-8666 This little place is hard to describe. It has the ultimate food with a really cool vibe. Inside is cozy and sophisticated as

Great Food! Great Fun! Great Times!

Home of the “Best Pizza” on Island! In Kings Alley just off the Boardwalk

340-713-0246

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Delicious Funky Diner Food, Eggs, & Venezuela’s newest export to St. Croix since the refinery—AREPAS

OPEN-AIR

Signature Drinks • Nightly Specials Pool Table • Live Entertainment

Savor St. Croix – 340-201-6380 Savor St. Croix is a Virgin Islands subscription box, online store, catering company and ice cream shop! At our Sweets & Treats location in Christiansted, on Queen Cross Street, we offer locally-made candies, preserves, baked goods and more. Some of our popular items include butter cookies, gooseberry stew, Tamarind balls, Vienna cake, Coquito, Red Grout, and pound seasoning.  You can savor the Virgin Islands from anywhere in the continental US, US territories and US military bases overseas with Savor St. Croix!  Experience Paradise In A Package online or stop into our Christiansted location for homemade ice cream, tasty cakes and other unique confections. www.savorstcroix.com, Facebook, Instagram

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40 Strand’s Mahi Mahi Garden Salad!

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well. The Courtyard is an open-air piece of art they do tell. The food is the most creative they say. From our kitchen comes fresh fish, grilled baby calamari, and our famous stuffed filet. The specials are over the top — you just won’t know what to order in this little spot. As hard as you try, you might never find as interesting a place as this to dine — from the food, to the wine, to the magic of this place and even to your waiter’s happy little face. People travel from one place to the next but always return and say Savant is the best. We could list all of our awards and all our grand fetes, but the best thing to do is just ask anybody on the streets! Dinner, Monday-Saturday, 6-10pm.

340.692.0313

las, dried fruits, powders and nut butters to add to your smoothie or to enjoy at home. Healthy, Fresh, Local, Organic,Yummy! Open 7 days from 7 am.

Award-winning restaurant with a passion for sustainability & locally-sourced ingredients. The name tells you where to go and what to do!

Lunch - Catering - Art Gallery 6 Company Street, Christiansted

Phone: 340-713-1500

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The Courtyard - 340-773-7728 The Courtyard is a hidden oasis in downtown Christiansted! Located directly across the street from Government House on King Street, The Courtyard is known for its locally-sourced, organic cold press juices, and fresh fruit smoothies; we are excited to now be offering soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche along with Vegan and gluten-free options! Come sip a cup of coffee, take a peek at our ‘artist-of-the-month’ and relax. Art, Yoga, Wine and Food Workshops happen most weekends, check us out on Facebook to see what’s going on this week! Open Monday -Saturday, 8am - 6 pm; give us a call for drive-thru or pick-up service! The Courtyard is available for private parties up to 50 people. www.thecoutyardstx.com  Facebook Toast Diner - 340-713-8666 A small, funky, classic diner, with St. Croix twists, and a focus on simple, creative, freshly-prepared food, fast service, great value, and gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We feature great coffee, Bloody Marys, fresh local juices, and creative food like BLTs with pork Belly, Kale, fried green Tomatoes, and Caribbean spiced mayo, the Hangover Cure Bowl or Venezuela’s latest export to St. Croix since Hovensa, Venezuelan-style AREPAS! Our AC’d space now offers amazing values on Themed

Dinners—Lobstar Dinner on Thursdays for only $21!— Monday - Friday until 9 pm. Located in Pan Am Pavilion just off the boardwalk, we’re open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Brunch all week, 8 am - 3 pm, and Dinner, Monday - Friday until 9 pm. Facebook, Trip Advisor. Come get Toasted at Toast Diner! You Are Here Bar & Grille – 340-713-0246 You Are Here Bar & Grille is tucked away in Kings Alley, just off the Boardwalk. Owner, Andrew Havanchak, moved to St. Croix six years ago and fell in love with St. Croix and decided to build on it!  The atmosphere at You Are Here is Unique, Fun, and Upbeat merging Local & Continental culture. They have free WiFi, a power strip for plug-ins, & the menu offers food that is both Quick and Savory. Open Mon – Sat, 11 am – 10 pm, Sun, noon – 9 pm. Home of the largest World Map on island so you’ll always know where You Are... when You Are Here! Taste of St. Croix, award-winning Shrimp Corndogs and Mahi Fish Tacos! Ask about our Local Discount! Like us on Facebook and check us out on Trip Advisor. Zion Modern Kitchen – 340-773-ZION On King Cross Street, in the historic courtyard of Quin House formerly known as Kendrick’s, Zion Modern Kitchen is a breath of fresh air in Christiansted. Our motto is simple, quality ingredients & back-to-basic traditional

preparations. Menu highlights are pastas, ricotta & mozzarella, made in house daily, fresh fish, lobster & main courses that allow you to pick your own sauce & side. Our lively bar is right in the kitchen so you can watch the chefs, interact & even pick up some cooking tips! Our awardwinning cocktails highlight local juices, syrups & bitters with fruits, flowers & roots. Our wine list covers flavor, region & price with a knowledgeable & friendly staff to guide you. Private A/C dinning room for parties up to 50. Open Tues-Sun, 5 - 10 pm. www.zionmodernkitchen twitter: zionstx, facebook: zionmodernkitchen Jaccar (Ice Cream & Desserts) – 340-719-6999 Conveniently located in Christiansted, on the Eastside of St. Croix, we are known as a “hidden treasure,” tucked away in the Gallows Bay Commercial Center (look for the purple awning). Our ice cream, sorbet and desserts are house-made using mostly locally sourced, organic ingredients. We offer a large variety of artisanal ice cream, sorbet, popsicles (each with vegan options), cookies, toffee, ice cream cookie sandwiches, smoothies & shakes (Adult or Virgin), local juices and Coquito! Have your ice cream by the scoop in a fresh waffle bowl or cone or cup and add your choice of toppings. Check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @JaccarNaturalVI, and read about us on Trip Advisor.

Eat Fresh. Eat Local. Eat Righteous! juices & fitness center

Yoga - Barre - Smoothies Juice - Breakfast - Lunch Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm

340-773-7728

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340-773-ZION

Kalima Center, King Street, across from Government House

Taste of St. Croix 2016:

★1st Place Appetizer - People’s Choice ★1st Place Beverage - Best Presentation Beautiful Open Air Courtyard and Open Kitchen ● Sustainable Fresh Food ● Hand-crafted Cocktails ● Monthly Wine Club Tues - Sun, 5 -10 pm King Cross Street, Christiansted

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270 Craft Beers - 200 Wines All New - Full Bar!

12 Beers on Draft! AC / TVs! Hotdog & Taco Cart Indoor and Outdoor Seating!

Mexican Restaurant & Sports Bar

Authentic Mexican Food Best Margaritas & 9 Draft Beers on Tap!

LUNCH, DINNER, SUNDAY BRUNCH

Mon - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm

Monday 11 am - 9 pm Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm Sunday, 10 am - 9 pm

A Retail Liquor Store

Gallows Bay Marketplace

A block from Seaside Market next to Caribbean Printing

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Maria’s Cantina & Sports Bar – 340-713-0222 This Mexican Restaurant & Sports Bar (little Mexico in Gallows Bay) is owned by Chef Maria Fonrouge— actually from Mexico! They will transport you there with authentic Mexican cuisine—something for everyone—meat lovers to vegan. Busy? No problem! Burritos and Tacos, made-to-order, are served as fast as you can say “Andale!” Special-value Kids Menu. Margaritas, Sangria, Micheladas, 9 Draft Beers, and Maria’s Signature Drinks made fresh daily. There are 14 TVs for our Sport Fans. Eat in AC or out in the courtyard. Kitchen open Monday, 11 am – 9 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm, and Sunday, 10 am (for Brunch) – 9 pm. Winner! First Place Entree, 2015 Taste of St. Croix! Follow us on Facebook for menus and daily specials. Seaside Market & Deli – 340-719-9393 Seaside Market & Deli is St. Croix’s only gourmet market! With a full-service bakery and deli, Seaside offers made-to-order sandwiches, fresh breads, deli meats, and a variety of sweet treats. Shop Seaside for a huge selection of wines, gourmet cheeses, specialty food items, and the freshest meat and seafood on island. Hungry now? Seaside features a variety of convenient, readymade foods including a fresh soup and salad bar, and a

Lambics. From hard root beer to an organic chocolate stout and gluten-free beers. We even have beer for those who don’t like beer! We also carry boutique spirits and sodas—a full retail liquor store NOW with a Full Bar serving 12 Beers on Draft (like Rogue Dead Guy, Piraat, Devil’s Triangle, Kelly’s Cider, Cueve de Chateau, and Kolsch), AC and TVs, Hotdog & Taco Cart. with indoor or outdoor seating! Located in Gallows Bay, one block from Seaside Market next to Caribbean Printing, our new hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

Fresh Pizza, Subs & More! balter original dishes!

buffet featuring hot entrees and sides. Seaside also features a large selection of fresh produce, including local selections, and a coffee & juice bar featuring your favorite coffee drinks, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies. Seaside Market & Deli – Eat Fresh. Live Smart. Ale House – 340-277-7617 Ale House can more than satisfy your beverage palate with 270 Craft Beers and 200 Wine Labels from around the world! From the “Sacred Seven” Trappist beers to

Juke Box, Darts, Video Games, Sports TV! • 7 DAYS A WEEK

Mon - Wed, 4 pm - 2 am Thurs & Fri, 11:30 - 2 am Sun, 1:00 pm - 2 am

Blame it on the Dog! 14 King Street, Frederiksted

340-772-3526

L.D.P. West

Fresh from Paradise

Casual Fresh Food • Island Apparel • Amazing Drinks On the West End Waterfront • paradisestx.com

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Beach Side Café ­— 340-772-1205 or 340-772-1266 Dine beach side or right on the beach over looking the Caribbean Sea! Frozen drinks and cocktails served all day long! Enjoy with lunch featuring sandwiches, salads, creative wraps and burgers and more! Catch a gorgeous sunset everyday with an eclectic dinner of fresh local seafood, steaks, rack of lamb, pork chops, pastas, and vegetarian options plus our delicious desserts! Our Small Plates menu is available at the Iguana Lounge throughout the day and evening. Open Thursday - Monday for Lunch 11:30 - 2:30 pm, Dinner 6 - 9 pm, Sunday Brunch 10 - 3 pm. Live music every Saturday night 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Wine & Beer Tastings seasonally. Great for special occasions! beachsidecafestx.com The Blue Moon — 340-772-2222 Where jazz has a home, is located in historic Victoria House at 7 Strand Street. Award-winning cuisine with a Cajun flair, featuring fresh local fish, great salads, their unique New Orleans Alfredo, and homemade desserts. A discerning wine list is available to complement your meal. Join us Wednesdsay and Friday nights for the island’s best live jazz scene, in an eclectic open-air setting on the Frederiksted

Unique decorum, eclectic juke box, darts, foosball and always sports on TV. Yearly events include Jouvert All Night Pajama Party, St. Paddy’s Day week long party with our legendary parade float, Prom Fundraiser, and July 4th Pizza Eating Competition. Third Saturdays its karaoke and Thursdays its crafts. Cool, casual vibe, awesome pizza and family-friendly! Come for the pizza, stay for the party. We are now open for lunch Thursdays and Fridays; early on Sundays for football. Facebook, L.D.P. West

The Galleon’s Teriyaki Pineapple Pork Wontons with Orange Ginger Aioli.

waterfront. Be sure to stop in for a cocktail at sunset. Lunch, Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm, dinner, Tuesday – Saturday, 6 – 9pm, Friday, 6-10pm. Facebook. Call for reservations. Lost Dog Pub – 340-772-3526 Off the beaten track, and located one block from the Frederiksted Pier, L.D.P. has been a St. Croix institution for over 20 years. See why we have been voted “Best” Sports Bar, Most Entertaining Bar Staff, Karaoke, and Pizza by the readers of the Daily News.

Restaurant • Market • Deli St. Croix’s East End, Gorgeous Buck Island View!

SEE YOU SOON, PAULI, LORI, & JEDI

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 9 am - 2 pm • 7 Nights, Dinner, 5 pm - 9 pm, RSVP a must! To Go Menu plus Delivery Option Available!

Think of us for your catered parties, private functions overlooking Buck Island, sweet tooth fix, last-minute lunch box, chicken picnics, ice cream cravings, pizza-n-beer Sunday afternoons, raw ingredients, emergency necessities & the finest cuisine & spirits.

Paradise St. Croix – 340-692-2233 Located on Strand Street in Frederiksted, we offer weekly entertainment, great casual food, amazing island drinks, friendly service, and a beautiful courtyard.  Open for lunch, 11 am – 3 pm, and dinner, 5 – 9 pm, for eat-in or take-out, every day except Tuesdays but always on cruise ship days, with the bar staying open later on nights with entertainment. Check our Facebook page for current listings. Our menu showcases casual island favorites, healthy salads, marinated chicken and beef skewers, mahi and tuna selections, and our popular pulled pork sliders and sandwiches. We have an ATM and are approved for selling lottery tickets. Join us, and you’ll know why Paradise is the Place To Be! www.paradisestx.com. Facebook. Blue Water Terrace – 340-692-BLUE (2583) We’re a restaurant, market, AND deli located across from Buck Island on St. Croix’s East End so all meals have a fabulous view! Specialties include steaks & seafood, Lori’s Famous Fried Chicken, BBQ ribs, lasagna, chicken pot pie, hot & cold sandwiches, pannis, salads, & pizzas. The Market features local produce, wine, beer, & imported cheeses. Our Deli offers ice cream, a bakery, coffee bar, & take out. Summer Hours—Open 7 nights a week for dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm. Brunch / lunch Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Dinner begins at 5pm. We can cater any party, here or at your house! Always call ahead for your reservations, catering parties or to have your food ready for pick up! Find sample menus at www.bluewaterterrace.com

Open 365 Days

Dine Undercover, Poolside, or on the Beach!

Restaurant: Hand-cut Steaks & Fresh Local Seafood, Lori’s Famous Fried Chicken, Crab-Stuffed Wahoo, Apple BBQ Ribs, Rack of Lamb, Fresh Lobster Dishes & our Homemade Stone-Baked Pizza! Market: Fresh Local Produce, Wine, Beer, Imported Cheeses. Deli: Hot & Cold Sandwiches, Gourmet Salads, Pizza, Ice Cream, Coffee Bar, Bakery & Take Out!

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Karaoke with Dean Hodge. Thursday night is the Caribbean Beach Barbeque, complete with Steel Pans, Quadrille Dancers and Mocko Jumbies! Friday night there’s a DJ party at East End Pizza. From daily lunch seaside at Dockside to the island’s best brick-oven pizza at East End Pizza and everything in between, there’s always a great dining experience at Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Resort! Reservations Required. www.divicarina.com

The Buccaneer Restaurants – 340-712-2100 The Buccaneer, just minutes east of Christiansted, offers casual beachside dining at The Mermaid for lunch and seasonal dinners. Daily 11:30 – 5:30pm. The Buccaneer is proud to welcome Chef Dave Kendrick to the new Kendrick’s at The Buccaneer, now open Wednesday through Sunday. The fabulous new menu will feature Chef Dave’s signature dishes, including fresh fish piccata, maple leaf breast of duck, and more! A light-fare lounge menu will be available nightly with new favorites including fresh tuna tacos, housemade pan-seared salmon burger, and Kendrick’s classic cheeseburger. Live entertainment seasonally. Cocktails begin at 4pm, lounge menu 5-9:30pm and fine-dining 6-9:30pm. See menus at www.TheBuccaneer.com. A member of Historic Hotels of America. Awarded “Best Sunset Bar” by Brides magazine. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. www.thebuccaneer.com Cheeseburgers in Paradise – 340-718-1118 For the best in local and off-island entertainment, check out this schedule. We have Llewellyn singing songs of the Caribbean on Saturday nights and Brian Wilson on Sunday. Two Fridays a month, we feature one of Chicken Charlie’s amazing bands from the states. Come out and dance to your favorite sixties rock-n-roll and feast on fresh local lobster, great steaks and other specials. “There’s nothing like a hamburger at Cheeseburger’s (overheard recently), the East End Headquarters for food, fun, and frolic!” Cultured Pelican Ristorante – 340-773-3333 Located in the Coakley Bay Condos, the Cultured Pelican is a great spot for sipping a daiquiri or glass of wine at sunset while enjoying a Buck Island view!  Count on a tempting selection of home-style Italian favorites at this open-air, East End haunt.  A favorite of locals and visitors alike, there’s an imaginative dinner menu with nightly specials served from 6 pm, Tuesday - Sunday evenings.  Enticing starters lead up to entrees like pastas, veal and fresh fish.  Pizza and calzones are offered to eat in or take out.  Super Thursday’s Feature--buy one entree and get the second one, of equal or lessor value, FREE.  The entire menu is available for takeout and we have a complete catering menu.  MC/VISA.  Reservations suggested. www.culturedpelican.com Deep End Bar & Grill — 340-718-7071 Tucked away between Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa and Green Cay Marina sits the Deep End serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week! Dine undercover, poolside, or on the beach all with a smashing view of Green Cay! With a great selection of tropical blender drinks and a diverse menu, there is something for everyone. w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

Duggan’s Reef — 340-773-9800 It’s easy to see why this beachfront restaurant, an informal, open-to-the-breeze spot overlooking Buck Island, has been a local favorite for more than 30 years—voted Best Seafood on St. Croix by readers of the Daily News! Start off with drinks or your choice from the wine list with local conch chowder. We specialize in local lobster and fresh fish. Also enjoy pasta, filet mignon, and our choice of freshly prepared desserts. Try Frank Duggan’s Sunday Brunch, 11 am – 2 pm, with Eggs Benedict, weekly specials, & $3. Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Reservations welcomed! Dinner served 7 nights a week. Closed two weeks in September. Beach Side Cafe’s Seared Scallops with four-cheese Pear Tortellini over Saffron Cream Sauce. Susan Wall

Come see us for Weeknight Specials – Monday, Mango BBQ Ribs, Tuesday, Jamaican Me Crazy, Wednesday, buy 1 burger and get 1/2 price on the 2nd one, Thursday, Disco Bingo, Friday, Crab Races, Saturday, Chef ’s Choice, Sunday Jazz Brunch. Open from 7 am - 9 pm daily. Divi Carina Bay Resort – 340-773-9700 Monday & Friday night experience ‘stone-aged dining’ with a modern twist with our Rok Dinner Menu where any protein you order will come out sizzling on a hot lava rock! Tuesday night is Italian Night with Kiki & the Flaming Gypsies. Get over that hump on Wednesday night at the Crab Races with Tito & Sue followed by

The Galleon – 340-718-9948 Beautifully situated on the Green Cay Marina waterfront, The Galleon has been an island institution since 1984. We feature a contemporary menu with a variety of steaks, seafood and unique creations to satisfy even the most discerning omnivore. Our signature dish is a 10-oz Angus Tenderloin Filet crowned with succulent local lobster, béarnaise sauce and cabernet demi-glace. The Galleon works with local fishermen to offer the freshest fish on island and vegetarians will be sure to love our Meatless Meatballs! Guests arriving early will be treated to beautiful waterfront sunsets and friendly happy hour prices from our eclectic wine list. The Galleon also features gated security, ample parking and cool A/C! And remember, reservations are always a good idea! Open daily, 4 - 10 pm. Facebook

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Pickled Greek Saturdays 4 pm until $5 GyroS! (eat in only)

Open 6 days a week from 11am til 9 “NEVEr oN SUNDAy” www.pickledgreek.com 1/4 mile East of Christiansted • Reservations 340-713-1868

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The Pickled Greek – 340-713-1868 Peter Skrivanos & his family welcome you with open arms & old world recipes! Our awardwinning menu was inspired by the home-cooked Greek meals that Peter’s mother & grandmother prepared for him as a child. As with many of these recipes, nothing was written. Instead they were handed down with a pinch of this & a dash of that. His chefs work with Peter to recreate them complete with favorites like dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), souvlaki, authentic Greek gyros & mousake. Enjoy one of our famous Greek pizzas—highly recommended! Don’t forget Peter’s famous Bakalava ice cream! Located 1/4 mile East of Christiansted. Mon – Sat, 11 am - 9 pm. Call for reservations, takeout, private parties. Ask about our monthly dinner with belly dancers! “Its like Greece without the airfare!” Breezes – 340-718-7077 Located poolside at Club St. Croix, overlooking Turquoise Bay & just five minutes west of Christiansted, Breezez is a relaxing place for dinner served 4 to 9 pm. Enjoy fresh Local Lobster, grilled fish, Black Angus steaks &

The Terrace Executive Chef Dave Kendrick Fine Dining and Casual Fare Spectacular Sunsets Live Evening Entertainment

The Mermaid Casual Beachfront Lunches TVs and Beachfront Games Chillin n’ Grillin night Crucian Pig Roast 340-712-2100 www.TheBuccaneer.com

‘seven days a week’ with beer & most cocktails 1/2 off! Make sure you don’t leave our beautiful island without biting into some Danish Aebelskiver pancakes or the island’s best Eggs Benedict at our Sunday Brunch, 9:30 am – 2 pm. Call for orders To Go or to place an appreciated reservation.

Breeze’s Grilled Salmon!

Susan Wall

Prime Rib, creative specials, cold beer and festive tropical libations. Come for lunch served 11:30 am – 4 pm & chill with savory salads, sumptuous pastas & original sandwiches. Stay for Happy Hour 4 pm – 7 pm

Try our Kalaloo of experiences! From modern day stone-aged cooking with the Rok Dining to the most raved about pizza at East End Pizza. Mixing our Caribbean Culture with American flare check out the Caribbean Beach BBQ Dinner on Thursday Or watch as things heat up with the Fire Dancers on Tuesday Nights. Reservations are required. Call (340) 773-9700!

For Divi Carina Bay Resort’s nightly entertainment scan this QR code with your Smartphone or by visiting us Facebook!

Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Resort Where there’s fun for everyone! www.divicarina.com

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Cast Iron Pot – 340-692-2477 Right off Northside Road, in the heart of Estate Princesse, lies the essence of local cuisine! Just like an old-fashioned cast iron pot, we strive to preserve tradition and culture while keeping a modern flare. We extend our hospitality and delectable and authentic flavors to our St. Croix community and all our visitors. Hearty, mid-to-upper-scale dishes are prepared in a family-style atmosphere. Burton Peterson, our award-winning local chef and caterer, prepares our dishes with love and passion. He cooks ‘land to sea’ dishes, such as Savory Stewed Chicken, Salt Fish Gundy, Red Peas Soup, Catch-of-the-Day, Pot Fish, fresh Local Beef, and mouth-watering Coconut Bread Pudding and homemade cakes for dessert. Open Tues & Wed, 11 am - 4 pm, Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 9 pm, BBQ Friday nights with live entertainment! Eat @ Cane Bay – 340-718-0360 Eat is a casual beachfront restaurant and bar with a spectacular view of the famous Cane Bay Beach on the Northshore!  Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink munching on a variety of delicious appetizers, from local conch fritters and fresh tuna to spicy chicken wings. Try our popular Cane Bay or Eat burger or our tasty Tacos.  Daily Happy Hour, 4 - 6 pm; open Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast, 9 am – 12 noon.  Our award-winning chef offers dinner entrees like Grilled Ribeye and Mahi and inhouse Smoked BBQ.  Relax at sunset listening to great music from local bands four times a week.  Whatever time of day, you’ll be glad you decided to Eat @ Cane Bay. Open Monday – Friday, 11 am- 9 pm and Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm.

Open daily 4pm - 10pm

Green Cay Marina

Free dessert with every entree ordered before 6 pm!

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Farm to Table — Local Markets

or other special event. Business travelers will enjoy the 1000 square foot air-conditioned meeting room. Please call for reservations.

ARTfarm, LLC – 340-514-4873 Sat, 10 am - noon Luca Gasperi offers quality organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, & more! www.artfarmllc.com La Reine Farmers Market – 340-778-0998 Sat, 6:30 am – 11 am, Wed, 6 am – 6 pm VI Dept of Agriculture features vendors with local vegetables, fruits, plants, & trees. Sajah Farm – 340-773-8065 or 277-6046 Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm, Sat, 7 am – 5 pm Dale and Yvette Browne offer livestock, eggs, & organically grown vegetables. www.sejahfarm.com Southgate Corner Farmer’s Market – 340-332-3932 Sat, 8am – 1 pm Produce, fresh & preserved local fruit, fresh baked goods, local honey, local eggs, handmade soaps, herb and ornamental plants, small fruit trees. Tropics Hydroponics Farm – 340-227-5546 Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4 pm, Sat, 8 - 12 noon, Sat, La Reine Market Brian McCulough specializes in Bibb lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, & other vegetables. VI Locally Grown Market – 340-220-0466 Wed, 3:30 pm Lawaetz Family Museum. Buy from a collective of sustainable & organic growers or preorder at www.vi.locallygrown.net Farm locations, pages 54-56. Days & times may change seasonally; call ahead or check websites.

Cast Iron Pot’s Pot Fish with all the trimmings!

The Palms at Pelican Cove – 340-718-8920 Trivia Night on Wednesday and Caribbean Night on Monday. Enjoy Sunday Brunch from 10 am - 2 pm, and throughout the rest of the week, The Palms has an exciting schedule of live entertainment and events such as Caribbean Night on Monday, and Trivia Night on Wednesday. The chefs have put together a tantalizing menu to please every palate, including our special bar menu served until 10 pm. And for special holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the Palms does a lovely menu for you to celebrate with family in a beautiful beachside setting. The Palms at Pelican Cove is an ideal location for your St. Croix destination wedding

Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort Restaurants – 340-778-3800 Sunday Champagne Brunch! Bring family & friends to enjoy culinary delights paired with a complimentary glass of champagne or experience our build-your-own Bloody Mary bar while relaxing to the sounds of a live band. Saman Restaurant, 11 am – 3 pm, $35.95. Friday Night Pirate’s Buffet! Kick off the weekend with a celebration by enjoying all-you-can-eat crab legs & local-inspired cuisine. Hit the dance floor to the tunes of the live band or the late night DJ & soak in the Caribbean spirit with performances by Kiki & the Flaming Gypsies & Mocko Jumbie. Saman Restaurant, 6:30pm, $44.95. Happy Hour at Flamboyant Lounge! Relax into the evening & enjoy happy hour specials on beer, rum, and wine every day from 4pm6pm and 20% off Appetizers. Call for reservations. www.renaissdancestcroix.com

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Local bananas, La Reine Farmers’ Market. Susan Wall

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Dining on St. Croix A Taste of St. Croix — NORTHSHORE / MID ISLAND

The Waves at Cane Bay – 340-718-1815 or 340-718-4745 Small & intimate, this seaside restaurant has beautiful views of Cane Bay & Hamm’s Bluff. Arrive early to watch spectacular sunsets; linger to enjoy moonlight sparkling on the water. Choose a lobster from the grotto pool or select a fine cut of meat, locally caught seafood, Virgin Islands pasta, or one of the chef’s creative & delicious specials. Try our award-winning fish cakes. Bread, pasta, deserts and ice cream are prepared in-house. The Waves has a well-stocked bar and a collection of eclectic cocktails. Your server will assist with wine pairings from our wine list; reserve wines and champagnes. Open for dinner from 6 - 10 pm, Tues. – Sat. & Sun. nights in season. Reservations suggested. The Waves at Cane Bay…fine dining on the rocks. Un Amore, One Love – 340-692-9922 Frank and Katherine Pugliese have added another restaurant to their roster. Formerly of Bacchus and eat@canebay. Un Amore is a combination of Frank’s ancestral roots and their combined passion for all things Italian. Tucked away on the Princess Hill side of 5 Corners, this formerly uninhabited building has been transformed into a lively, warm and welcoming restaurant with a relaxed vibe and fabulous food. The menu is mostly southern Italian with Neapolitan

pizza-pasta-italian

tues-sun 5pm - 9pm • dine in or take out!

5 corners

340-692-9922

Intimate Seaside Dining Spectacular Natural Setting Beautiful Sunsets

Restaurant Entertainment FIND YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC HERE! CALYPSO / REGGAE / LATIN Buccaneer Terrace Lounge – Sat, 7 - 10 pm Cast Iron Pot – Fri, 5 - 9 pm Cheeseburgers – Sat, 6 - 9 pm

DJ

CHOP & Grill’s Johnny Cake Sliders!

style pizza, fresh pastas, and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses made in house. Also on the menu some of the classics like osso buco, bolognese, tiramisu and cannolis. You’ll find a well-rounded wine list; predominately Italian and some classic cocktails like Negroni’s and Aperol spritzers. Dine in or take out! Open Tuesday-Sunday. Call for reservation. www.unamorestx.com Ace Roti Shop – 340-719-(ROTI)7684 “Calling All Curry Eaters!” Are you craving curry dishes at an affordable price? Look no further! Ace Roti Shop specializes in traditional Trinidadian Indian curries. Find chicken, beef, goat, shrimp, fish, & conch curry on our daily menu. We offer two types of roti (bread) to soak up our delicious curry— Dhal Puri & Paratha aka buss-up-shut. Saturdays, we serve a traditional Trinidadian hot appetizer called “Doubles,” featured on Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods, with our homemade Tamarind Chutney. Local drinks include Sorrel, Mauby, Peanut Punch, &Tamarind, & try our delicious Indian desserts! Located at 10 Castle Coakley, we’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. At the Sunny Isles traffic light go south towards the oil refinery turn at the first right, look for our sign on the yellow fence. See our menu on Facebook.

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Deep End Bar & Grill – Thurs, 6 pm Divi Casino Showbar – Sat, 11 pm – 3 am East End Pizza – Fri, 6:30 – 9:30 pm El Flamboyant – Fri, 6 pm – close. La Reine Chicken Shack – Fri, 5 - 10 pm, Sat, 1pm – 12 am, Sun, 3 pm – 12 am Serenity by the Sea – Thurs, 6 – 10 pm, Sat, 6-10 pm

GUITAR & SONG Angry Nates – Wed, 6 – 9 pm Buccaneer Terrace Lounge – Tues, 6 - 10 pm Deep End Bar & Grill – Mon, 6:30 – 9 pm Eat @ Cane Bay – Mon, 6 – 9 pm The Galleon – Thurs, 7 – 10 pm

JAZZ & BLUES Angry Nates – Wed, 6 – 9 pm Beach Side Cafe – Sat, 6:30 – 9:30 pm Blue Moon – Fri, 8 – 11 pm Buccaneer Terrace Lounge – Wed, Thurs, Sun, 7 - 10 pm Deep End Bar & Grill – Sun, 11 am - 2 pm 40 Strand Eatery – Wed, 6 – 9 pm

KARAOKE Caravelle Hotel Courtyard – Mon, 7 – 10 pm Lost Dog Pub – 3rd Sat, 9 pm – 2 am Serenity by the Sea – Tues, 7 pm – Close, Sat, 6 pm – Close

MIXED VENUE Buccaneer Terrace Lounge – Fri, 7 - 10 pm Caravelle Hotel Courtyard – Thurs – Sat, 7 – 10 pm Deep End Bar & Grill – Sun, 11am – 2pm Divi Casino Showbar – Fri, 10 pm – 2 am, Sun, 6 pm – 10 pm East End Pizza – Mon, 6 – 10 pm Eat @ Cane Bay – Wed & Fri, 6 – 9 pm, Sun, 1 – 4 pm Paradise St. Croix – Thurs, Fri, Sat,  7-10 pm Serenity by the Sea – Fri, 7 – 10 pm Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort – Sat & Sun, 12 – 5 pm, Sun, 11 am – 2:30 pm, 7 days, 6:30 – 9 pm Thali Indian Grill – Fri, 6 – 9:30 pm The Pickled Greek – Wed, 6 – 9 pm 40 Strand Eatery – 1st Sat, 7 – 10 pm

STEEL PAN Buccaneer Terrace Lounge – Mon, 7 - 10 pm Divi Carina Bay Resort – Thurs, 8 - 10 pm The Palms at Pelican Cove – Sun, 11 - 2 pm

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The Courtyard

Q Studio.

Jordan Stevens and Shane Kuhlmann, have lived on St. Croix for three years from Austin, Texas, and opened The Courtyard in September, 2016. With ten years of culinary experience and a lifelong passion for cooking ‘southern cuisine,’ they began a personal journey to a healthier and raw-eating diet a number of years ago and are thrilled to bring that concept to the residents and visitors on St. Croix.  On the menu are organic cold press juices and smoothies (with fresh, local coconut milk), as well as soups, salads, quiche, baked goods and sandwiches, all locally-sourced!  They’re proud to be offering RAW options on St. Croix and creating healthy alternatives of some of those not-so-healthy favorites! Also find specialty coffees, brewed using Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters coffee, wines by the glass or bottle, and beers. Cold press juices are their specialty, though, with unique combinations of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Two of the most-ordered juices are the ‘Spicy Devil’—a combination of cucumber, jalapeno, apple and ginger—or the ‘Grapefruit Sunshine’ with grapefruit, orange, carrot and basil. Switch them out by adding in some healthy protein or powders. Located in the Kalima Center directly across the street from Government House on King Street, The Courtyard has a fun, hip vibe in a beautiful atrium setting. Sit and enjoy a fresh juice, listen to the fountain, and soak up some wifi! Their goal is to make fitness fun for everyone! Walk up, take out, and drive-thru service are all offered but call ahead for the last two. Open Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm. Their Event Page on Facebook lists art, wine, yoga, and food workshops most weekends.

Lunch Xpress options for on-the-go diners, Mon-Fri 10:30a-2:30p, and the popular Kids Eat FREE night every Thursday 4-8p w/activities starting at 5:30p. Celebrate special moments at CHOP, enjoy the Wine & Dine Series, or let us cater your event, prepare boxed lunches or deliver platters. CHOP & Grill Restaurant, where Crucian Hospitality is Our Promise! Open SunThurs 7a-9:45p & Fri/Sat 24 hours. Like us on Facebook & contact us chopusvi@gmail.com.

Ace Roti’s Paratha Roti with Curry Chicken, Curry Potatoes & Chickpeas.

CHOP & Grill Restaurant (formerly IHOP) 340.778.CHOP (2467) Savor local cuisine, continental favorites and comfort foods anytime of the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Chop & Grill Restaurant, conveniently located in the  Sunny Isle Shopping Center. This family-friendly spot is locally owned and boasts a deliciously traditional Crucian Breakfast on Sundays, freshly made

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner all day! Sun - Thurs, 7 am - 9:45 pm • Fri - Sat, 24 hours Kids Eat FREE* Thurs, 4 - 8 pm; ask for *details!

Traditional Crucian Breakfast on Sundays! Sunny Isle Shopping Center near First Bank

340-778-CHOP (2467)

CHOP, Crucian Hospitality, Our Promise!

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Dining on St. Croix A QUICK LOOK AT ST. CROIX BARS & RESTAURANTS

Easy Dining Guide Ace Roti Shop Ale House Angry Nates Boathouse & Seafood Emporium Avocado Pitt balter Barefoot Pirate Snow & Rum Ball Shack Beach Side Café Blue Moon Blue Water Terrace Breezez

Phone (340) 719-7684 277-7617 692-6283 773-9843 719-5896 224-6599 772-1266 772-2222 692-2583 718-7077

Café Christine Cast Iron Pot

Cheeseburgers CHOP & Grill Restaurant Cultured Pelican Ristorante Deep End Bar & Grill at Tamarind Reef Resort Dockside at Divi Carina Bay Duggan’s Reef East End Pizza at Divi Carina Bay eat@canebay El Flamboyant Flamboyant Beach Bar at Carambola Ital In Paradise Jaccar Ice Cream & Desserts Joe’s Bar & Grille La Reine Chicken Shack Lost Dog Pub Maria’s Cantina & Sports Bar Milk & Honey Saman Restaurant at Carambola Savant Savor St. Croix Seaside Market & Deli Serenity by the Sea Starlite Grille at Divi Carina Bay 40 Strand Eatery Thali Indian Grill The Courtyard The Galleon The Mermaid at the Buccaneer The Palms at Pelican Cove The Pickled Greek The Terrace at the Buccaneer The Waves at Cane Bay Toast Diner Un Amore You Are Here Zion Modern Kitchen

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Dining on St. Croix A Taste of St. Croix — MID-ISLAND

El Flamboyant – 340-779-3285 “People like coming here.” This colorful, family restaurant offers up a Caribbean, Latin, and Seafood menu that has been pleasing patrons for over ten years. If you like fresh fish, lobster, conch, and shrimp, or chicken, steaks, and pork chops, you have to try the way they do it at El Flamboyant! Yvonne Villegas learned to cook from her mother who had a restaurant in Puerto Rico for many years. Now its Yvonne’s turn to cook and serve these coveted family recipes. The Happy Hour tradition on Thursday and Friday nights is to stop for a drink then take shishkabobs home from the drive-up booth on the road! Located mid-island between Centerline Road and the Highway on Route #663, They are open Mon – Tues, 11:30 am – 6 pm, Wed – Sat, 11:30 am – 9 pm, Sun – 10:30 am – 8 pm. Joe’s Bar & Grille – 340-692-2020 Find the freshest Italian food on St. Croix at Joe’s Bar and Grille like Spaghetti and Meatballs, Mussels Marinara, Fried Calamari, Grilled Salmon, Mahi or Shrimp, and local seafood dishes. Lunch specials and eat-in dinners, served with Fresh-baked garlic bread, change daily. Home of the $15. Eggplant or Chicken Cutlet Parmesan dinner and $25. Lobster dinner plus crispy chicken wings, great smoked ribs or a juicy

La Reine Chicken Shack – 340-718-5717 Are you ready to savor one of St. Croix’s best-kept secrets? Taste La Reine Chicken Shack’s mouth-watering BBQ chickens, slowly-cooked on wood-chip coal over an open pit! Get in line! Other menu favorites include, Roast Pork, Ribs, Steak, Local Seafood, daily specials and many other island delicacies. Come mingle with our friendly staff and local patrons in our newly renovated outdoor seating area. Enjoy one of our most popular drinks “Cruzan Confusion” at our full bar. Located mid-island on Route #75, off Centerline Road, we’re open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eat in or Take out!

La Reine Chicken Shack’s pork, rib, steak, and Susan Wall seafood dinner options!

hamburger—menu selections to please all. Freshly made desserts like Armstrong’s ice cream and brownie cupcakes. Voted “Best Italian Cooking on St. Croix,” Daily News Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015. We do Catering and Private Parties; eat-in or take-out. This mid-island location, with free wi-fi, A/C and paved parking, makes a great Center-Island Meeting Place! Next to WAPA and across from Kmart Appliances. Open Monday – Friday, 11am - 9 pm, Saturday 2 pm - 10 pm.

Thali Indian Grill – 340-226-3349 Hidden off Route #70, mid-island, is a new and exciting restaurant that serves the world’s most celebrated cuisine. Thali Indian Grill might be hard to find but, once found, it is an explosion of flavors! Quiet, peaceful & with low volume Bollywood music in the background, it is a perfect place to unwind. The meals are prepared full of spices, just like you would expect in Indian cuisine, but these are flavorful, not hot. Home made hot sauce is available. Expect nothing less that a celebration of flavor and healthy food. Open for Lunch, Tues – Fri, 10:30 am – 2 pm and Dinner, Tues – Sat, 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Located across from Cost-U-Less. Daily specials. www.thaliindiangrill.com, Facebook.

JOE’S 340-692-2020

BAR & GRILLE

Authentic Indian Restaurant Lunch, Tues - Fri, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner, Tues - Sat, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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340-226-3349 • Peter’s Rest across from Cost U Less 11th year!

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Open Mon & Tues, 11:30 - 6pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11:30 - 9pm Sun, 10:30 - 8pm Happy Hour! Thurs & Fri, 4:30 pm – 7 pm

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Serving the Community for 11 years!

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Open-Pit BBQ Chicken Roast Pork Ribs • Steak Local Seafood

Catering for All Occasions!

Newly Renovated with Full Bar

ITALIAN FOOD • SEAFOOD STEAKS & RIBS • LOCAL DISHES Home of the $25 Lobster Dinner! Eggplant or Chicken Cutlet Parmesan only $15! Call for Early Dinner Specials between 4 - 6 pm! Fresh-baked Garlic Bread served with all In-house Dinners!

Try our “Cruzan Confusion!”

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Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

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Open 7 Days a Week!

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Attractions & Tours

OLD TIME CRUCIAN CHRISTMAS, WHIM MUSEUM, DECEMBER 14-17.

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10 am to Midnight, Mon. - Sat. 12 Noon to Midnight, Sundays Round-trip Golf Cart Valet Transport from our parking lot on Watergut Street.

Queen Cross Street at the Caravelle Hotel

Caravelle Hotel Casino —340-773-0687 State-of-the-art Slot Machines & Valet Golf Cart Transport. Open 10 am – 12 am, Mon – Sat, 12 pm to 12 am, Sun. Divi Carina Bay Casino —340-773-7529 Table Games, Video Poker, Slot Machines. Live entertainment. Restaurant. Open 10 am – 3 am daily. Fort Frederik Museum —340-772-2021 Frederiksted. Art Gallery, Exhibits, Store. Open Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4 pm. Government House —340-773-1404 King Street, Christiansted. Historic landmark. Hams Bluff Lighthouse —Historic landmark. North of Frederiksted. First lit in 1915 under the Danish Government. Point Udall Millennium Monument Easternmost point in the US! A sundial marks the azimuth of the first sunrise of 2000. St. Croix’s National Parks —340-773-1460 Buck Island Reef National Monument NPS Authorized Concessioners, See Watersports, Page 40-41. www.nps.gov/buis

Christiansted National Historic Site

Includes Scale House, Customs House, Fort Christiansvaern, Steeple Building, & Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse. Fort open 8 am – 4:30 pm daily; closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. www.nps.gov/chri Salt River Historical Park & Ecological Preserve —340-773-3183 Nov - Jun, Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm, Sat & Sun when cruise ships are in. Use App NPS-St.Croix for directions.

TOURS Aerial —Bohlke International Airways 340-778-9177, www.bohlke.com Around the Island —Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours, 340-773-6700 Botanical Garden —St. George Village Botanical Garden, Daily (except Christmas), 9 am – 5 pm. Museum Store. 1500 native and exotic species. 340-692-2874 Christiansted — Alexander Hamilton Walking Tour, Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism (CHANT), 340-277-4834, Nina York, Danish & English, 340-718-7017

TRAIL RIDE TOURS

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Paul & Jill’s 340-772-2880 340-332-0417

The Museum of St. Croix’s Culture & History Explore the sugar factory, slave quarters and great house Current Exhibits An African Venus on St. Croix The Long Row and the Yard Hass, Hassmann & Hass Racing Freedom’s Army, Liberty’s Vanguard Roebuck Family Who Bin Sen Yoh My Granny House Trace Your Ancestry in our Research Library & Archives

Since 1976

Born on St. Croix, Jill has been giving tours for 39 years! Help us feed over 50 rescued animals.

Open Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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ST. CROIX SEA SHELL GALA, ST. GEORGE VILLAGE BOTANICAL GARDEN, JANUARY 27 Frederiksted — Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism (CHANT), 340-277-4834. Guided Hikes —Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism (CHANT), 340-277-4834, Mount Victory Camp, 340-201-7983 and Bush Tribe Eco Adventures, 340-277-2503. Horseback —Cruzan Cowgirls, 907-841-1990 and Paul & Jill’s, 340-772-2880

Restored Sugar Cane Plantation — Estate Whim Museum, Research Library & Archives, Sugar Factory and Mill, Slave Quarters, Great House. Exhibits, Store. Open Wed – Sat, 10 am – 3 pm.

Red Carpet Service & Complimentary Champagne Romantic Sunset Tours Available Award Winning Service & Fleet

Rum Distillery — Captain Morgan Visitor Center, 340-713-5654. Open Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm. Gift Shop, and Cruzan Rum Distillery, 340-692-2280, Visitors Pavilion, Store. Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 5 pm

Sweeny’s

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St. Croix Safari Tours

NARRATED TOUR INCLUDES: ■ Botanical Garden ■ Ft. Frederik Museum ■ Frederiksted Lunch Stop ■ Drive through Rain Forest ■ Cruzan Rum Distillery

Departs 10 a.m., Downtown Christiansted, opposite Government House, King Street Returns 3:30, Monday - Friday

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Cruzan Cowgirls Horseback Riding Tours

“Come Ride With Us”

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Island Art

CHECK EVENTS CALENDAR FOR ALL ART SHOWS IN DECEMBER & JANUARY!

Meet Cover Artist Stuart Rames

Stuart Rames.

I am predominantly a self-taught artist, however I attended both Pratt Institute and San Antonio Art Institute. I studied under local artist, Paul Youngblood in summer classes at the Tamarind School for a number of years. Additionally, I spent time working with another local artist named Dove when he lived in King Street, Frederiksted.

“Although I was born in Queens, New York, I come from a very large family on St. Croix. My Mother is from St. Croix and our family name is Brady. I literally have hundreds of relatives that span three of the four US Virgin Islands.

I have been drawing and painting for many years. I began my passion for drawing as a child where I would copy characters from the comic section in the Sunday newspaper as well as from comic books. My Father was a postal clerk, who painted in oil and did ink sketches. I clearly remember my Father’s art work decorating the walls of our home in New York. When my Mother realized I was artistically inclined, my Mother bought me a set of paints, brushes and an easel. I began painting in my room while listening to the radio. I never stopped painting since then. Painting is my passion. In my early twenties I was already selling my art work. I consider myself an Impressionist painter. I am influenced by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and impressionists like Camille Picasso and many more. I am especially drawn to the three dimensional, heavily applied work of Van Gogh. I like the idea of “seeing” colors and also experiencing texture as a part of work (sort of seeing and feeling in one piece). This method inspired me to use found objects in my art work and to try new ideas such as using cut canvas strips and fabrics to add visually to my paintings.

Bully and Blinky.

Jazz in the Park.

My work has been exhibited all over St. Croix—Crucian Gold, Maufe Gallary, the Gold Worker, St. Croix Hotel, the Blue Mutt, the Alcove at Quinn House, Divi Hotel, the Agriculture Fair, The Good Hope Show, and the St. George Village Botanical Garden. Of late, I will be exhibiting my work on November 17, 2016 at Eden South on Company Street. My art work is for sale exclusively at Sweet Lime Furnishings at 6 Constitution Hill, Christiansted, St. Croix. They are open from Wednesday to Saturday 10 am - 4pm. My work can be seen on Facebook at Stuart Rames Virgin Islands Artist.”

Miss Savor St. Croix.

Stuart P. Rames 340-713-1494 • ramduff@live.com

STUDIO WALSH

Despite my passion for art and the fact that I was also selling my art, I had other jobs ranging from retail, construction, and the restaurant industry. In 1990, I began a successful career as a Fire Suppression Officer for the US Virgin Islands Fire Department. After several years of service, I retired in 2014. I am now painting full time. When I was not painting, I was involved in creating t-shirts and posters for many local events. I have also done logos, signs and advertisements for some of our local businesses on St. Croix.

My philosophy of art is such—art is individual and personal to the specific artist. I have chosen not to partake in art competitions because I feel that art is an expression of the soul and is by nature not a competitive thing. After all, it is all relative. Who am I to say that one person’s self-expression is better than another’s. How can you have a contest to judge one mind against another? I think as artists we should be a global family. We should share ideas and help each other to achieve personal best, whatever that be.

contemporary art exhibition space and workshop 6214 Peters Rest St. Croix USVI 00820

340-773-8169

The Fisherman.

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Island Art

“TAKE 5 IN ST. CROIX: A SURVEY OF IDENTITY IN THE USVI,” CMCA, DECEMBER 1 - MARCH 1. Art@Top Hat – 340-692-2787 Where Art Happens—All the Time! This gallery presents the best of local art, by contemporary and passed artists, who made St. Croix their home. The 1800s, 2-story Top Hat townhouse is a great frame for the ever-changing exhibits of original fine art, antiques, handmade jewelry, St. Croix pottery, photography, prints, maps, cards and estate sale collectibles. The Top Hat Gallery is not to be missed by homeowners, island builders, and interior designers! We are happy to help find the right artwork for your walls or that special gift for yourself or a friend! Located on Company Street across from the US Post Office, they are open for Art-Walk (3rd Thursdays, Oct through May) and Wednesday through Saturday, 1 - 5pm. www.art-at-top-hat. com, Facebook. Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts – 340-772-2622 A showcase for local talent and international arts, the Museum Center is housed in an 18th century Danish townhouse on Frederiksted’s magnificent waterfront. CMCArts offers yearround exhibitions, classes, and shows for all ages. The Artists-in-Residence Program offers special classes, demonstrations and “open studio” time. Make a trip to Frederiksted to visit this unique and captivating destination which may be available to rent for your next special occasion! For more information, visit www.cmcarts.org

gallery shows other local and off island artists and new exhibits open during season. Landscape and portrait painter, Jack Anglin. Watch RealLiveArtist.com for special events and live portrait socials! Call for scheduled hours and by appointment. mariahenlestudio.com Maufe Gallery – 340-332-4556 There is always something interesting at Maufé Gallery, featuring an array of artists and artwork. Gallery owner/artist Thérèse Trudeau welcomes you to Maufé Gallery, where she exhibits her own work and that of other local and international artists on St. Croix, USVI. Located at Crucian Gold, on Strand Street in C’sted., Maufe Gallery shares space with jewelry designer Nathan Bishop. There is often a new exhibition every month, and other activities such as live music and performance art pieces taking place. Check the local newspaper, or call for more information about current events at the Gallery. STUDIO WALSH – 340-773-8169 Artist Mike Walsh has not slowed down although his metal shop closed. He will exhibit in St. Thomas and St. John this winter and the

Henle Studio – 340-718-0372 Exciting things are happening at the Henle Studio!  Celebrating 24 years, this historic loft, #55 Company Street in Christiansted, showcases the paintings and prints of the late Maria Henle, the photographs, books, and prints of St.Croix’s premier photographer Fritz Henle, the fine art prints of Tina Henle and the beautiful Sea Glass and Larimar Jewelry by Therese Donarski.  The

shop is now devoted to art, design and gallery space as STUDIO WALSH. Stop by December 2nd or 3rd, 10am-4pm to visit. Then celebrate the New Year at the Opening Reception for Father/Daughter exhibit “McKay and McKay” on Thursday, January 5th from 5 to 8pm. This show features work by the late Ogese McKay who began painting at age 90, along with new work by daughter Elisa McKay. The show continues throughout January, ThursdaySaturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. Partially funded by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA). Facebook Ted Davis Galeria - 310 860 6001 (toll free!) After almost a decade in Christiansted, D&D Studio is now online! Visit us at https://ddstudio. smugmug.com/Travel/StCroixPhotos to purchase beautiful and collectable photographs by Ted Davis. These stunning images are unique St. Croix artworks, and are great additions to your home or office decor. You can have a piece of St. Croix delivered right to your door! Call or email for more details. info@ddstudio.us

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Our Danish Connection

Her i det tidligere Dansk Vestindien er vi særlig glade for danske gæster. Til trods for de mange år siden salget af øerne til USA i 1917, bevarer vi en kulturarv fra næsten 200 år under Dannebrog. Derfor er det naturligt for besøgende danskere at ikke blot nyde det dejlige vejr og den smukke natur men også aflægge besøg på de historiske steder som denne ø har særlig mange af.

VELKOMMEN!

Næsten alle ø-ture gør ophold på den både botanisk og historisk interessante botaniske have, romfabrikken og Whim plantagemuseum – alle af interesse for danskere. Seværdighder hvor danskere kan fornemme historiens pust omfatter Fort Christiansværn i Christiansted, (hvor en dansk oversættelse af vejledningsbrochuren findes ved indgangen)og de andre bygninger på Christiansteds nationalhistoriske område. Det restaurerede Guvernementshus med en dejlig baghave og imponerende balsal er et smukt minde fra Peter von Scholtens styre mellem 1827 og 1848. Det lillebitte apotekermuseum i Apotekergården på Dronningens Tværgade nær Kompagniets Gade viser de gamle krukker, vægte og møbler fra det oprindelige danske apotek der lå her mellem 1828 og 1970. Fort Frederik i Frederiksted har en udstilling med danske dokumenter om overdragelsen af øerne og en

gribende udstilling om slavehandel og slaveri der omfatter fund fra det forliste slaveskib Fredensborg. Carl og Marie Lawaetz museet, omgivet af en vidunderlig have nord for Frederiksted var de kendte Lawaetz brødres barndomshjem og afspejler en dansk immigrantfamilies liv for hundrede år siden.

På de danske afdelinger af kirkegårdene i Christiansted og Frederiksted findes mange grave af historisk betydning. En ledet tur med guide kan hjælpe med at finde dem; spørg på hotellet derom. I Christiansted ligger kirkegården i den vestlige del af byen, bag den engelske kirke, nær ruinerne af det gamle hospital. I Frederiksted ligger den danske afdeling af kirkegården overfor den lutherske kirke, som også indeholder minder fra den danske tid; dette er også tilfældet i Christiansteds lutherske kirke på Kongensgade. Danskere er altid velkomne til søndagsgudstjenesten. Top Hat, et kunstgalleri og bar på Kompagnigade ejes og drives af herboende danskere Bent og Hanne Rasmussen som gerne ser besøg af deres landsmænd. I nødstilfælde, hvis man kræver dansktalende assistance, kan man kontakte den danske generalkonsul på St. Thomas Søren Blak, tlf. 776-0656, eller Leif og Elisabeth Pedersen tlf. 773-8049 (ikke om sommeren).

Closer Contact Than Ever Marks Star of Transfer Jubilee Year! — by Nina York

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flurry of truly meaningful events Workshops are featured guiding anyone interested in researching online the Royal Archives in Denmark linking it with its that now include several million documents relatformer colonies as we approach ing to our islands. Works by young Virgin Islands the centennial of their Transfer artists are to be shown, in addition to exhibits by to the United States, brings us established names like ElRoy Simmonds, Avelino to realize that friendships can indeed enSamuel and Roy Lawaetz. Genealogy workshops dure despite separation. The publication of are another popular feature. This “embassy” is impressive books dealing with Danish West open to the general public and is housed in a Indies history, and even a Danish translation handsome historic building at the edge of the of a contemporary Virgin Island writer Tiphpark surrounding Frederiksberg Castle. anie Yanique’s award winning book, “Land of Love and Drowning,” are just a beginning. This impressive effort was started by a team The unveiling in the Danish town of Nakskov West Indies Cultural Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark. headed by Danish architect Ulla Lunn, whose of a life-size statue of Victor Cornelins, born in devotion to our islands goes back to early this Frederiksted and taken to Denmark over 100 years ago as a young century and culminates in her current publication of a major book. The child, where he remained to become a beloved educator and musiother activist is Anne Walbom, under whose leadership the Danish West cian, tells another fascinating story. Indian Society, a friendship organization with strong links to our islands, now can celebrate its 100th birthday in June. But perhaps the most impressive recent undertaking is the establishment of a West Indies Cultural Embassy in the Frederiksberg section of Copenhagen which, over the coming months, will be the showplace for numerous events along with ongoing exhibits of photographs and works of art from our islands. Lectures by experts on the island culture and architecture are featured, some also discussing slave ships, banks, and plantations. Drawings of plans for the restoration and repurposing of certain historic official buildings of the In Search of Identity project in Christiansted and Charlotte Amalie are going to be displayed.

Concurrent with that celebration, the organization is hosting its two-week biennial Danish West Indies Festival for the St. Croix and St. Thomas Friends of Denmark Societies, a tradition of alternating festivities between our islands and Denmark. But a group of 60 of their members will already have visited our islands in connection with the Transfer Day Centennial, where they will be joined by many other groups from Denmark, even the Danish-American Rebild Society that is holding its annual meeting here on St. Croix. We say Velkommen! to all who come in friendship and promise them a memorable visit.

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Island Weddings MARRY ME ON ST. CROIX!

To Hire or Not to Hire Friends

As you begin to total the expenses for your up-coming wedding, watching the numbers grow and unexpected costs rise, you may begin to look for ways to cut costs like hiring a friend or family member to perform a duty or duties on the day of the wedding. Before you consider this option I want to caution you. This may not always be the best idea!  Unless your friend is in the wedding industry, and/or a wedding vendor in your hometown, and has experience in the duty you are asking them to perform, I would think twice before paying for their ticket in exchange their “service.” For example, my best friend is a makeup artist specializing in weddings and commercial makeup application. When I asked her to do my make up for my wedding I knew I was in good hands.  When you hire friends and  family who are non-wedding professionals they have a tendency to wreak havoc on you and your other vendors. Your friend does your hair and makeup, but moves slower than expected, thus throwing off the timeline for the wedding and all your other paid vendors. Or your cousin, the DJ who actually doesn’t have the right equipment so now it’s Spotify on someone’s iPhone for you. Or your bff is a budding videographer and decides to practice her skills at your wedding and can’t help getting in the way of the professional photographer. This is the worst, and still I could go on.  Although I caution you to think twice, I do understand the temptation to hire friends and family. It’s familiar, you’ve known each other for a long time, the need for a wedding service in exchange for (fill in the blank) seems like a good deal. However, these very same reasons may come back to haunt you. I feel there are better ways to save and I plan to share my Money Saving Tips For the Cost-Conscious Bride in next month’s installment. 

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hat could be more romantic than beginning your life together on a beautiful island? Whether you say your vows on a spectacular hilltop, a white-sandy beach, or floating on a boat, our reflective turquoise waters will surround you for the occasion. St. Croix has the accommodations, caterers, ceremony and reception sites, churches, clothing, consultants, flowers, invitations, jewelry, photographers, planners, restaurants, and transportation to make it happen. For a complete listing of Wedding Planners and Consultants, Places of Worship, Weddings at Sea, Photographers, Transportation, and Florists, visit www.usvitourism.vi. Here you can also download an application for a wedding license. For more info, call 800-372-USVI or 340-772-0357.

Q Studio, LLC – 340-332-6921

Through classic and contemporary techniques, Quiana introduces a fresh myriad of perspectives depicted in her photographic images. From sassy to exotic to romantic, Quiana’s background in photojournalism and fine art gives her a vast creative range. Understanding the unique qualities of the island experience, she encourages clients to be spontaneous, bringing out their personality and feelings in that moment. For a more creative approach to wedding photography, visit www.qstudiovi.com

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Watersports & Activities EXPLORE BUCK ISLAND REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT WITH THE PROS!

BUCK ISLAND EXCURSIONS & SUNSET SAILS

Jolly Roger – 340-513-2508

Sail, hike, snorkel, and relax on the Jolly Roger 42’ Catamaran with Captain Mike. Sail to Buck Island on a half or full day trip and experience the colorful reefs, beautiful hiking and white sand beach (snorkel gear and instruction included). The Jolly Roger can accommodate small groups up to six or private groups up to twenty to Buck Island. Most trips depart from the boardwalk in Christiansted. Jolly Roger is a National Park Service Concessionaire.

Big Beard’s Adventure Tours – 340-773-4482

Ride on our beautiful and spacious sailing catamaran Renegade or the newest and quickest power cat Adventure from Christiansted Wharf to Buck Island. Try our famous beach BBQ on Renegade’s full day trip, or take a fast ride on Adventure’s half day trip, or enjoy a sunset cruise at the end of your day. Captain Big Beard is also and ordained minister and performs weddings on board or around the island. (Services provided within Buck Island Reef National Monument are authorized by a National Park Service concession contract.)

Lightheart Sailing Charters — 340-244-0240

Caribbean Sea Adventures – 340-773-2628

Come explore Buck Island with us! Caribbean Sea Adventures offers a variety of boating packages to fit your every need. With options ranging from full, half day or private charter trips to explore Buck Island’s underwater snorkel trail, to sunset sails along the beautiful coastline, there is an option for every occasion. New to our fleet is a 32’ Boston Whaler, offering a more intimate charter experience. All Buck Island trips include snorkel gear

Explore Buck Island or take a romantic sunset sail with Big Beard’s Adventure Tours!

and instruction, guidance on the underwater trail, flotation devices, water and rum punch. Scuba diving trips and wedding ceremonies also available. www.caribbeanseaadventures.com Follow us on Facebook & Instagram.

Buck Island Reef National Monument Tours Buck Island Tours Snorkel & Sail

Come enjoy the light-hearted time of your life on an elegant 40-foot European sloop designed for comfort and performance. Captain Peter Branning, awarded “Outstanding Sailing Instructor” by the American Sailing Association for 2015, invites you aboard for half or full-day sailing excursions. Sit back, relax or take the helm. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming on a custom outing. An idyllic sunset cruise is the perfect end to a day of exploring the island. We also offer charters around the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and a sailing program with certifications from the American Sailing Association. Along with Captains Courageous, we offer custom business events, personal growth adventures, and meditation sails. Voted “Best of the VI—St. Croix Charter Boat” for 2014-2015 in the VI Daily News Readers’ Poll. www.lightheartsailing.com

Buck Island Charters

on advenTure & renegade Teroro II & Dragonfly

with Captain Carl or Captain Heinz

national Park service sanctioned Authorized

Services provided within BuckConcessioner Island Reef National Monument are authorized by a National Park Service concession contract.

Full day or HalF day Full day Beach BBQ

all you can eat & drink! Sunset Sails • Weddings Private charters Historical Tours

www.BigBeards.com

(340) 773- 4482

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SAIL • SNORKEL • HIKE

Sail aboard Teroro II (42’) or Dragonfly (38’) Trimarans and experience a personalized tour of Buck Island Reef National Monument. The National Underwater Trail is a snorkel sight second to none!

Authorized Concessioner

● Snorkel equipment included ● Dragonfly exclusive to six guests ● Departs from Green Cay Marina “H” Dock

Recommended in Frommer’s Tour Guide

www.gotostcroix.com/heinz

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KITESURF / PADDLESURF ST. CROIX OFFERS 2 OF THE FASTEST-GROWING WATER SPORTS!

“We Came Here to Kite Surf and Never Left!”

Kite St Croix/ Paddleboard St. Croix has been in business here since 2000 offering two of the fastest growing water sports around on the best playground for either one—St. Croix! “We have been ambassadors and promoters of kite boarding and stand up paddleboarding since they were introduced,” says owner and instructor Bill Kraft. Bill’s a true water man who grew up as a professional ocean Life Guard and surfed, windsurfed, kiteboarded and paddleboarded professionally. He is one of the top instructors in the US, his techniques are state-of-the-art, and he’s taught over 1000 people to kite surf with a stellar reputation intact (see Trip Advisor). Kite St Croix / Paddlesurf St Croix is a full-service watersports operation that is licensed and insured. Learn and work out knowing you are in the hands of a real experienced water man. Safety and ‘quick learning’ are their priorities.

Learn to ride in three days! All classes are done with chase boat and helmet radios. The school and instructors are PASA and WPA certified. Paddleboarding has now become a huge part of the business as well! Both Bill and his wife, Isabelle Picard, race paddleboards professionally and are sponsored by JP Australia and Werner Paddles. They are committed to sharing their love and passion for the sport, and offer an amazing venue at Chenay Bay Beach Resort, to practice SUP—offering lessons, SUP yoga, SUP Fitness, and Race Training. Rent a paddleboard, kayak or snorkel equipment and go off on your own to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Chenay Bay on St. Croix’s East End. Groups accepted! Check our website for Beginner to Advanced Packages. “Most of our clients come back to St. Croix every year!” Kite St. Croix 340-643-5824 • www.kitestcroix.com

Sail to Buck Island Reef National Monument on

Sailing Charters

Departing Teague Bay 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Authorized Concessioner

100% sail powered 6 passenger custom built 37’ trimaran

Steiner Marine Navigator binoculars with illuminated compass and 7X magnification! Baci Duty Free

Sail to Buck Island Reef National Monument PERSONALIZED SAILING

Authorized Concessioner

 Private Day Sails

Full-Day, Half-Day, Sunset

 Extended Charters

St Thomas, St John, BVI

 Captains Courageous Specialty Charters Business, Personal Growth, Meditation

Llewellyn’s Charter 340-773-9027

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Less crowded trips! ● Private charters are our specialty!

 American Sailing Association Instruction Green Cay Marina, Dock C

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HELP PROTECT OUR MARINE ENVIRONMENT—LEAVE PARADISE IN ITS PLACE. Llewellyn’s Charter – 340-773-9027

peting in his youth and after helping to captain Teroro II to Buck Island for 16 years, and now has is own boat Dragonfly, a 38’ trimaran. He and his father love to share their local knowledge with the guests aboard and give them a very personalized snorkeling tour of Buck Island Reef. We are recommended by Fromer’s Tour Guide and sail from Green Cay Marina.

Take a fast and exciting sail with local sailing legend and calypso recording artist Llewellyn Westerman aboard his 37-foot locally-designed and built, sixpassenger performance trimaran Charis+. He’s been sailing to Buck Island National Monument since 1960 and assures a comfortable arrival to the beach or the first designated underwater National Park. Snorkel gear is provided. Departs from the St. Croix Yacht Club at Teague Bay 9 to 1:00 am, 1:30 to 5:30 pm, and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Personalized sails available. Call for more information and reservations

DIVING Adventures in Diving STX – 941-504-3222

Lyric Sails – 340-201-5227

Combining her love for the ocean with a passion for music, food and wine, Captain Emily Weston, a marine biologist and dive instructor, has brought a unique venue to St. Croix—Lyric Sails! On her boat “Jolly Mon,” a 63ft custom-built, former racing catamaran, she and her amazing crew host sunset and moonlight sails with live music by local and visiting musicians, Thurs-Sun, out of beautiful Frederiksted.  Also look for special events such as “Wine on the Water”--a 6-course wine and food pairing dinner, Reggae night and Spanish night. Each sail features catered appetizers, rum punch and an on-board bar. Private, customizable day sails and snorkel tours are available daily, and private evening charters are available on request. Book online at www.lyricsails.com.

Take the plunge, day or night, with Sweet Bottom Dive Center!

Teroro II and Dragonfly – 340-718-3161

Buck Island Charters, with Captain Heinz and his son Carl, is one of the oldest charter boat companies sailing to Buck Island Reef National Monument. Teroro II, a 42’ trimaran, is the first commercially built boat by Gold Coast Yachts at Salt River and chartered by Captain Heinz. Carl followed his father’s passion, after sailing and com-

We’re the Official NAUI Dive Shop on St. Croix, USVI! Located on King Street in Frederiksted, across from the ‘Moko Jumbie Wall’ and next to Pier 69, we are the newest dive shop on St. Croix! Whether you want to snare a lobster or view the beauty under the sea, we can provide you with excellent quality gear for diving/snorkeling. We offer dive packages and snorkel tours for both day and night. Our retail shop carries a wide variety of high quality merchandise including; Reef Safe sun protection, rash guards, Tormenter, Hammerhead, Akona, Oceanic, waterproof identification cards for sea life and Dimes and Nickels VI wear. We love for our customers to stop by, see our new merchandise, chat at our table!  www.adventuresindivingstx.com, Facebook

• Dive the Famous St. Croix Wall at Beautiful Davis Bay • Guided Shore Dives Daily • Full Concierge Diving Service • Discover Scuba Diving No Experience Necessary • Boat Diving, Pier Diving & Night Diving Available

Located at the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa (340) 773-DIVE (3483) www.sweetbottomdive.com

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... cont. Cane Bay Dive Shop – 340-718-9913

It’s always a great day at Cane Bay. There’s something for the entire family. Dive, snorkel or just relax on the beach at beautiful Cane Bay. A perfect place for beginner or advanced snorkeling or diving. Boat, beach, wreck, night and pier dives all done daily. Try SCUBA diving any day no experience necessary! Just give us a call for one of the best times you will have on St. Croix! On a cruise ship? Just walk right across the street to our Frederiksted Store under the large red and white dive flag to set up a great day for the whole family.

Dive Experience – 340-773-3307

Get to know St. Croix’s underwater wildlife—Turtles, Eels, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Dolphins, and even Humpback Whales with St. Croix’s Original PADI 5-Star IDC Center! Michelle Pugh, a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, opened Dive Experience in 1983 and has the most experienced dive staff on the island. Diver safety, combined with fun and preservation of the marine environment are our primary concerns. Daily boat dives, Lionfish hunting dives—take your fillets home with you (yum!), and “No Moon” String-of-Pearl night dives! We offer diver training from the Discover Scuba program to dive instructor and complete dive and snorkel rental gear plus air and nitrox fills. New, expanded location on the Chritiansted boardwalk at Kings Alley. We love to dive and it shows! www.divexp.com

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Snorkel & Dive Tours * Instruction-Resort to Instructor Dive & snorkel rental gear (masks, snorkels, fins) Air-fill Cards—$60. (10 fills with 11th free) Board shorts, rash guards, beach towels, visors, Havaianas, ”Dimes and Nickels,” USVI Apparel, Tunaskin, Tormenter, Oceanic Gear, Brownies, Hammerhead, Sherwood, Akona, Genesis 941-504-3222 King Street, Frederiksted, across from Moko Jumbie Wall 8am - 5pm Daily • www.adventuresindivingstx.com

DIVE EXPERIENCE — Diving St. Croix for 33 years Michelle Pugh, a 39-year resident of St Croix, learned to dive in Los Angeles while high school and hasn’t stopped since! In 1992, along with Jacques Cousteau, she was inducted into the platinum Pro 5000 through SSI. In 2004, she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Frame for being the first woman to dive with killer whales in the wilds of Canada, the first American woman to teach diving in Moscow, Russia and for establishing the mooring system on St Croix to protect the coral reefs. Michelle was also given the SBDC and Congressional Award for Entrepreneurial Success for Dive Experience. Sam Halvorson, Captain, Instructor, Dive Master, and Videographer, has been on board for 28 years. He knows the reefs like the back of his hand. His videos are a favorite souvenir! Skeeter, the dog, loves the dive boat and swimming with the divers. Michelle, who’s made over 10,000 dives on St. Croix, is the only dive center owner that actually dives most everyday—guiding lots of customers

by request. While developing the dive mooring sites, she has explored most St Croix reefs and walls. Michelle has also traveled the world just to dive—like the East coast of the US from Florida to Rhode Island, the West coast from Canada to Mexico, The Red Sea, Australia, Solomon Susan Wall Islands, Borneo, Philippines, the Antarctic, and most of the Caribbean Islands. Next stop is the Galapagos Islands! Dive Experience is St Croix’s first dive operator and the first PADI 5-star IDC center. They teach diving from novice to professional instructors. Located at Kings Alley on the boardwalk, their USCG-licensed dive boat is steps away on the dock. The full-service center features basic snorkel equipment to recreational and professional dive gear from Aqualung (US Divers) plus hats, towels, tees, Trudi Gilliam fish art and the largest Reef sandal selection on island. “With years in the business and my experience over time, I’d can say that Dive Experience is simply the best!” Advertisement

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Hamm’s bluff lighthouse, snorkel in Butler Bay and cruise by Sandy Point. Come spend a day on Rainbow Beach for a relaxing good time, great music, volleyball and your favorite beverages and local catch of the day at Rhythm’s Beach Bar and Grill.

on taking travelers of all ages off the beaten island path to learn about local vegetation, wildlife, and history. Adventurers get to see some of the most intriguing landscapes, breathtaking views, and coral reefs that St. Croix has to offer. Join us as we combine adventure, education, and culture into a relaxed and entertaining format led by experienced guides with a broad knowledge of island history and ecology. Ask about Private Events at our beautiful Salt River Palm Tree Grove. At Bush Tribe Eco Adventures we want to encourage people of all ages to get out and adventure more! www.bushtribe.com

KITE / PADDLE / SURF Kitesurf/Paddlesurf St. Croix – 340-643-5824

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We offer Bioluminescent Bay Tours in the only clear kayaks on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and only one of two operators using clear kayaks for bioluminescent tours in the world. All tours begin in the evening at the bay at Salt River Historical Park & Ecological Preserve on the Northshore. Experience the bay that the scientific community was unaware even existed until a year ago and now is being called the best of the six yearround bioluminescent bays in the world. Our see-through kayaks are the best way to view this phenomenon! $60 per person www.seathrukayaksvi.com

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Virgin Kayak Tours – 340-514-0062

Voted ‘Best Kayak Tour’ on St. Croix for the past eight years by the readers of the VI Daily News! Family owned and operated for 18 years, Virgin Kayak Tours offers nighttime Bioluminescent Tours, Salt River Historical Park & Ecological Preserve tours, and Custom Tours—half day, full day, or week long. They use the award-winning Hobie Mirage Pedal Kayaks, so your tour is effortless, even in windy conditions, and focus on St. Croix ecology, Pre-Columbian history, and the cultural landscape. “You’ll definitely see our passion shine through on every St. Croix kayak tour!” Located off Route #80 at Salt River Marina. jill@virginkayaktours.com  virginkayaktours.com

JET SKIS / FLYBOARDING West End Water Sports – 340-277-8295

Rent Jet Skis, Kayaks, Snorkeling Gear, Umbrellas and Chairs, and Sunray Floats at West End Water Sports Located on Rainbow Beach, 1-mile north of the Frederiksted Pier. The Western waters are crystal clear and the riding area is second to none on St. Croix. Glide over the smooth clear blue water while enjoying beautiful views of the bottom of the Caribbean Sea on your own unguided jet ski or book a tour to see w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

If you want to enjoy St Croix’s best playground, come try the fastest growing water sports: Stand Up Paddle surfing and kiteboarding. Our full service operation is the only school on St Croix run by professional athletes, fully insured, and P.A.S.A. certified. With s.u.p. you benefit from a great work out while gliding over the beautiful Caribbean water. S.u.p. can be practiced on flat water but we also teach wave riding. For the more adventurous visitors, kiteboarding is the thrill of a lifetime. The beginner package is a three half-day course while we also offer advanced lessons for the experienced riders. Look for us at our new location at Chenay Bay Beach Resort. www.kitestcroix.com

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Watersports & Activities 13TH ANNUAL ST. CROIX DOLPHINS SEA SWIM, JANUARY 6

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Experience a ‘unique perspective’ above the waters of St. Croix—high in the sky! Discover St. Croix newest and most exciting new business—Hang Glide St. Croix. Its won Luxury Travel Guide’s “Unique Activity of the Year” award for 2016! Learn and enjoy this sport with a Master-rated Hang Glider Tandem Pilot who also has a Private Pilot license and a Light Sport Certified Flight Instructor Rating for airplanes! Fly at 12-1500 feet for 10-12 minutes launching right from the Christiansted boardwalk! With safety as a high priority, there are daily inspections of the glider and towboat, and a review of the weather, wind, and wave conditions. Their Wills Wing glider is stronger than most small planes and certified by the Hang Gliding Manufacturers Association. www.flystcroix.com

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same island resources, same localto-global scale threats to nesting habitats. The wildlife biologists of St. Croix have really made the Friends of STXEEMP turtle monitor volunteers a knowledgeable, experienced, and informed group!

During summer 2016, the East End Marine Park (EEMP) started participating in Sandwatch, an International Beach Monitoring Program which measures changes in beach width and slope over time. Another beach monitoring program we’ve introduced this year is for sea turtle nests! The Friends of STXEEMP took on three beaches (Prune Bay, Coakley Bay, and Turner Hole) to monitor for nesting green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtle activity. Our volunteers patrol the beach weekly—sometimes daily!—and record nesting activities. We note the location, species, and whether or not we think the female laid eggs, in which case we can expect hatchlings 50-60 days later! We are very fortunate to work closely with some seasoned experts at St Croix Environmental, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Parks Service. We have more in common than it might appear—same turtles,

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Together with the Sandwatch beach profile data, the sea turtle nesting activity data will provide a clearer picture about beach habitat use, and threats. For example, hawksbill turtles are critically endangered. We can use these two datasets to identify top areas of vulnerable hawksbill nesting habitats. That is, areas of high use density (lots of turtles come!) with small beach profiles (not much beach space). From there, resources for protective measures can be most efficiently focused and delivered. Many thanks to our volunteers and our expert partners for a great turtle season! Until next year… St. Croix East End Marine Park Like us on Facebook! 340-718-3367

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R E C R E AT I O N GOLF

Tee-off at one of St. Croix’s exceptional golf courses! Carambola Golf Club – 778-5638

A beautiful, challenging 18-hole Robert Trent Jones award-winning course nestled in the lush rainforest. Name brand sportswear and golf accessories in the Pro Shop. Club rental and carts available. Call for rates, specials, and tee times.

The Buccaneer Hotel – 712-2144

An East End, 18-hole course that takes the player over rolling hills to the water’s edge with incredible views! Call for rates and tee times. Pro Shop.

The Links at Divi Carina Bay Resort – 773-9700 Mini 18-Hole Golf Course, Driving Range, Clubhouse. Thursday – Friday, 2-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12-9pm.

The Reef Golf Course – 773-8844

A beautiful 9-hole course located on the East End of St. Croix with phenomenal views of Teague Bay. Our Pro Shop offers top brands in golf apparel and accessories. Call for rates. Tee times are not required. Club rental and carts are available.

Non-Hotel Beaches sunbathe, swim, snooze

All beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are open to the public, although access through private property and hotels may have restrictions. Buck Island Reef National Monument -

See the first designated underwater National Park; the first National Park whose primary designation was to protect a coral reef system. Celebrating 51 years! Two beaches, two picnic areas. Great snorkeling, shade, hiking trail, limited facilities. Located 7 miles East of Christiansted and reached by authorized National Park concessionaires. See Watersports section for more information on getting there.

Cane Bay - On St. Croix’s Northshore,

this is a long, sandy beach with shade and great snorkeling off the reefs near shore; relatively shallow and nice for swimming. Dive shop, kayaking, hotels, beach bars, and restaurants nearby.

Columbus Landing - The site of the 1493

landing of Columbus at Salt River. Accessed by the road to the left of Salt River Marina. Minimal facilities. Managed by the Territorial State Historic Preservation Office (DPNR), and is within the boundaries of the National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. Great view of Salt River from the Visitor’s Center. Call for hours, 340-773-1460.

Cramer Park - Just before Pt. Udall, on

St. Croix’s East End, is a beautiful long, deep public beach with bathrooms, changing rooms, and picnic tables.

Dorsch Beach - South of Frederiksted is this deep, white-sand beach with hotels, beach bars, and restaurants nearby; great swimming and snorkeling.

TENNIS

We love tennis on St. Croix! Some courts are equipped for night play.

Rainbow Beach - North of Frederiksted is

this lively beach with bar and restaurant plus watersports and volleyball. Live music on Sunday afternoons. Great for swimming!

Reef Beach – A nice slip-of-a-beach across the

street from the Reef Condos on the East End. With a very gradual decline, the beach is perfect for getting on and off your windsurfer or for swimming with small children. Restaurants and golf nearby.

Sandy Point - Located on St. Croix’s West End,

this spectacular beach is part of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and is one the longest in the Caribbean! Park your car in the lot and take a short hike to the beach area for swimming, more hiking, and wildlife/nature photo ops. The beach is also a popular nesting site for the leatherback, hawksbill, green, and loggerhead sea turtles between April 1 and September 1 and is closed 7-days a week. Beach access is however open the rest of the year on weekends only, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For info call the US Fish & Wildlife Service at 340-773-4554.

Shoy Beach - A popular local’s beach located

inside the entrance to The Buccaneer. Just tell the attendant at the guard gate to your right, that you are heading down to the beach. Parking lot at the end of the road. No facilities; some shade trees. Deep, lush sand. Great swimming.

St. Croix East End Marine Park - The USVI’s

first marine park encompasses approximately 60 square miles of coastal and marine habitats on St. Croix’s East End, providing a great opportunity to experience the natural wonders of the island.  Managed by the Virgin Islands’ Division of Coastal Zone Management, under the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). Beaches, watersports, hotels, restaurants and the St. Croix Yacht Club are all accessible from the park. For more information, call the park office at (340) 718-3367.

Chenay Bay Beach Resort – 773-2918

Two East End courts open to the public. Non-guests, $5.00 per person per hour. Call for reservations.

The Buccaneer Hotel – 773-3036

Eight East End courts, two lighted. Pro Shop and Game Match Service. Tennis Pro, Don de Wilde, available for lessons. Open to the public. Call to reserve court time.

The Reef Tennis – 773-8844

Located on the East End, on the road to Duggan’s Reef Restaurant, and across the street from the Reef Golf Course. Two courts. $5.00 per person per hour. Open to the public.

Public Courts

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Destination St. Croix BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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cruise ship days. The seasoned traveler doesn’t take chances. Lock your car, don’t wear valuable jewelry wandering in town, keep to the main areas. CURRENCY & BANKING. We use the US dollar and credit cards are accepted everywhere. First Bank (all branches), M – Th, 8:30 am – 4 pm, F, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Sat, 9 am – 1 pm (SI and Fsted); Banco Popular Sunny Isle, M – F, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Sat, 9 am – 1 pm, Banco Popular Orange Grove, M – F, 8 am – 4 pm; Scotia Bank Sunny Isle, M – W, 8:30 – 3:30, Th – F, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Bank of St. Croix, Gallows Bay & Peter’s Rest, M - Th, 9am - 3pm; Friday, 9am - 3:30pm. See maps for bank and ATM locations. TAXES. No sales tax but a 12.5% government tax is applied to hotel rooms.

ARRIVAL. US citizens don’t need a passport; departing visitors need a photo ID. LOCATION. St. Croix lies 18 north latitude and 65 west longitude, about 700 miles from the equator. The Virgin Islands are part of the Antilles chain from the Bahamas down to Trinidad. St. Croix is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. VIRGIN ISLANDERS. Virgin Islanders are a reserved but friendly people. “Good Morning,” “Good Afternoon,” and “Good Night” are welcome Crucian greetings. Everyone speaks English or a lilting version of it. CLIMATE. Year-round temperatures range in the 80s during the day, 70s most nights, with summer somewhat warmer. Easterly trade winds keep the humidity down. Most island showers are over in minutes. Residents collect rainwater from rooftops into household cisterns. Saltwater distillation plants help the supply. With water scarce, it is used sparingly. TIME. We are on Atlantic Standard in the winter, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard. During the summer, we are the same time as Eastern Daylight Savings. WHAT TO WEAR. Island dress is casual but bathing suits and men without shirts in town or grocery stores is frowned upon. Men don’t need ties or jackets; hats are great sun protectors for everyone. No adaptors needed for personal plug-ins. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. The Visitors’ Bureau is located upstairs in the Frederiksted Mall and next to the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on Strand Street; open weekdays and

COMMUNICATIONS. St. Croix has several radio stations and three television stations; Cable TV carries the national news stations. Two newspapers are published daily; also an online daily. New York and Miami papers arrive each morning. TELEPHONE SERVICE. The local area code is 340 but you need not dial it for local numbers. Phone cards are sold at many shops throughout the island. We have local Sprint and ATT stores plus Radio Shack for any forgotten cell phone accessories. POSTAL RATES. As part of the US postal system, 1st class mail is .47 cents for the first ounce, postcards are .35 cents, international rates are $1.20 for cards and letters. See maps for post office locations. MARINE LIFE. All native plants, animals, fish (unless harvested for food), coral and shells are protected under the Indigenous Species Act. You will not be permitted to leave the territory with any plants or marine life in your possession. HOLIDAYS. We celebrate US Federal holidays and local ones as well. The government closes for all holidays, banks close for most. Shops stay open except on major holidays. EMERGENCY NUMBERS. Police, Fire, Ambulance ................ Land line, 911 Cell Phone, .................................340-772-9111 Divers Alert Network.....................919-684-2948 V.I. Territorial Emergency Management (VITEMA....................................340-773-2244 VI Search and Rescue ....................787-729-6770 St. Croix Hospital. .........................340-778-6311

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Always Remember To Drive Left! Whether renting a car or crossing the street, it is vital to remember that traffic in the USVI flows from the left side of the road. St. Croix is 28 miles in length and 7 miles at the widest point with two major towns—Christiansted at the center on the north shore and Frederiksted at the west end. The Caribbean Sea which surrounds the island is always there to guide you along the roads that wind around the coast. Car rental agencies have a variety of vehicles available from sporty jeeps to roomy air-conditioned sedans, vans, and SUVs. The average price usually includes unlimited mileage but you fill the tank upon return! Both US and other driver’s licenses are recognized. The driver and front seat passenger are required by law to use seat belts and cell phone talking or texting is not allowed. Parking in Christiansted is limited and 2-hour parking on parts of Company and Queen Cross Streets is enforced. Look for the signs. There is daytime parking in the National Park Service lot near Ft. Christiansvaern, until 4:30 pm, and a public lot with fees on Strand and King Cross Street. Major roads are asphalt and usually well maintained. The Melvin H. Evans Highway is the only 4-lane, divided highway running from mid-island west to within 1 mile of Frederiksted. The speed limit is 55. In other areas, the 35 mph limit applies; in town, 20 mph unless otherwise posted. Let our Attractions & Tours pages (34 & 35) and our St. Croix Road Map (54 & 55) and town maps (56-58) help you plan your island tour!

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Ankomst: Pas og visum fordres af danske besøgende. Beliggenhed. St.Croix ligger på 18 grader nord bredde og 65 grader vest længde, lidt over 1000 km fra Ækvator. Jomfruøerne er en del af Antilles økæden fra Bahama øerne ned til Trinidad. St. Croix er omgivet af det karibiske hav. Susan Wall

Island Worship The history of our island is mirrored in its old church structures, many of which have recently been restored. The Moravian brethren, arriving here in the 1730s from Saxony in today’s Germany, founded their mission to bring Christianity to the enslaved part of the population. The historic Anglican (Episcopalian) churches built in Gothic style include St. John’s in Christiansted and, in Frederiksted, the beautifully restored St. Paul’s church. The large number of Irish settlers, along with Englishmen and Hispanics, have contributed to the presence of the Catholic church; Holy Cross in Christiansted is the oldest in the Virgin Islands. The Danish rule of the island from 1733 to 1917 brought the Lutheran church, which still plays a large role here. Lord God of Sabaoth in Christiansted occupies the former Dutch Reformed Church; Holy Trinity in Frederiksted was built shortly after the town was founded. The Dutch Reformed church (Presbyterian) now has a new mid-island home. These are just a few of the many (over 150) churches on St. Croix, from SeventhDay Adventist to Methodist, Baptist, Church of God, and many more. Church attendance and activities are important to a large part of our population; visitors are always welcome at services, often a high point in their island experience. Many other faiths offer places of worship—a Jewish synagogue, a Hindu temple, and a Moslem mosque, to name a few. An easy-to-follow guide is actually the yellow pages of our local phone book beginning on Page 54. w w w.stcroix thisweek.com

Befolkningen. Virgin Islands befolkning er venlig men tilbageholdende. Man hilser gerne med “Good morning”, “Good Afternoon” og “Good Night.” Alle taler engelsk eller et melodisk dialekt deraf. Klima. Solrigt, med årlige temperaturer omkring højt i 20erne om dagen, omkring 20 grader om natten – lidt varmere i sommermånederne. Østlige passatvinde holder fugtigheden lav. .De fleste byger er forbi i løbet af få minutter. Beboerne samler regnvand fra tagene ned i cisterner under husene. Saltvandsdestillering bidrager til forsyningen. Vi er nøjsomme med vores vandforbrug. Tider. Vi ligger på atlantisk standardtid; om sommeren minus 6 timer fra Danmark; mellem oktober og april minus 5 timer. En time før USAs østkyst om vinteren. Påklædning. Afslappet, men badedragt eller mænd uden skjorte på gaden og i butikker er ildeset. Mænd behøver ikke jakke og slips. En bredskygget hat er en god beskyttelse mod solen for alle. En adapter til 110VDC er nødvendig til strømforbrug ved f.eks.opladning. Hjælp til Besøgende. Turistkontoret er åbent hverdage og når krydstogtskibe ankommer. Det ligger i Frederiksted på 1ste sal i en baggård på Strandgade nær kajen. I Christiansted ligger et orienteringscenter til besøgende i den gamle vejerbod ved havnen. Her som alle vegne, vær forsigtig. Lås bilen, gå ikke med værdifulde smykker i byen, og hold dig til de befolkede områder.

Kontaktnumre i Nødstilfælde. Politi, Brandvæsen, Ambulance ........Fastnet 911 Mobil,..........................................340-772-9111 Dyknings Alarm ............................919-684-2948 Katastrofe Tjeneste (VITEMA)..................................340-773-2244 Eftersøgning og Redning...............787-729-6775 St. Croix Hospital ..........................340-778-6311

Valuta og Banker. First Bank (alle filialer) har åbent mandag-torsdag kl. 8:30-16, fredag til kl. 17, lørdag kl. 9-13 (kun Sunny Isle og Frederiksted). Banco Popular Sunny Isle, man-fre kl. 8:30-16, lør kl. 9-13; Banco Popular Orange Grove, man-fre kl. 8-16. Scotia Bank Sunny Isle, man-ons kl. 8:30-15:30, tors-fre kl. 8:30-17:30. Se by-og økort om bankernes og kontantautomaternes beliggenhed. Bank of St. Croix, Gallows Bay og Peter’s Rest: Man.-Tors. 9 - 15, Fredag 9 - 15:30. Skatter. Ingen moms her; der lægges dog 12.5% skat på hotelværelser. Media. St. Croix har flere radiostationer og tre fjernsynsstationer; kabelfjernsyn viser alle de amerikanske kanaler. To aviser udgives daglig; også en netavis. Blade fra New York og Miami kommer daglig. Telefon. Den lokale.områdekode er 340, men bruges ikke ved lokalopringning. Telefonkort sælges mange steder. Mange danske mobiltelefoner fungerer ikke her; man kan købe billige telefoner med kort og andet tilbehør hos Sprint, AT&T og Radio Shack. Posttakster: Vi er en del af USAs postsystem, hvor taksterne for et brev er 49 cents og postkort 35 cents. International posttakst er $1.20 for brev og postkort. Se by- og økortene for at finde postkontorerne. Plante-og dyreliv på land og i hav. Alle lokale planter, dyr og fisk (undtagen fanget som føde), er beskyttede, inklusive koraller, skaller og andet levende fra havet. Man må ikke hjembringe nogen af disse levende organismer. Helligdage. Her fejrer man amerikanske helligdage foruden en hel del lokale. Regerings-kontorer er lukkede da, ligeledes som regel banker, mens butikker kun lukker de vigtigste helligdage. December 2016 / Januar y 2017 • Page 49


Island Accommodations

Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 340-772 1684 Buccaneer

340-712-2100

Caravelle Hotel & Casino 340-773-0687 Caribbean Breeze Apartments 340-227-9853 & Vacation Homes Carrington’s Inn 340-713-0508 Chenay Bay Beach Resort

340-718-2918

Club Comanche / Hotel St. Croix 340-773-0210 Club St. Croix

340-718-9150

Colony Cove

340-718-1965

Company House Hotel

340-773-1377

Cottages By The Sea

340-772-0495

Cruzan Classic

340-332-2504

Cruzan Sands Villa

972-747-7575

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort 340-773-9700 Frederiksted Hotel

340-772-0500

Holger Danske

340-773-3600

Hotel on the Cay

340-773-2035

King Christian Hotel

340-773-6330

King’s Alley Hotel

340-773-0103

Mt. Victory Camp Eco Lodge 340-201-7983 Northside Valley

340-772-0558

Palms at Pelican Cove

340-718-8920

Rattan Inn

340-718-5098

Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort 340-778-3800 Sand Castle on the Beach

340-772-1205

Serenity at Cane Bay

603-475-2633

Sugar Beach St. Croix

340-718-5345

Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina 340-718-4455 Vacation St. Croix

340-718-0361

Waves at Cane Bay

340-718-1815

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Club Comanche, Hotel St. Croix is a small, quaint, landmark hotel within the Christiansted National Historic District. Overflowing with West Indian charm, stay in the Main House with birds eye views of Government House and the Harbor or on the waterfront in the Bridgehouse. Large pool and home to 40 Strand Eatery and the Rum & Wine Bar. Cruzan Sands Villa on the Beach is a luxury beachfront villa in Estate Salt River. Family friendly, it sleeps 8 comfortably. Relax and enjoy the wonderful sandy beach and the view from the spacious covered wrap-around porch! At Hotel on the Cay, step into an atmosphere of casual elegance! Located on a private cay in Christiansted Harbor, the 53-room resort is ideal for couples, families and adventure seekers and features a restaurant, terraces overlooking the town, a quaint, pristine

Join us for sunsets!

1750-1850. This enchanted lush property features five secluded residences, by the night or by the month, and a large, welcoming pool. Sugar Beach St. Croix offers spacious, oceanfront condos, studios to 4-bdrm, with A/C, kitchens, over-sized baths, free WiFi, and private verandas! Enjoy a fresh-water pool, sundeck, clubhouse, two lighted tennis courts, and use of kayaks and zayaks. Located a ½ mile from Christiansted, its a great base for exploring the rest of the island! Hotel on the Cay.

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beach, pool, and water sports. Shops, sights, eateries, and entertainment are just minutes away. Rattan Inn, a tranquil bed & breakfast is nestled into five acres of rolling hills and the ruins of a sugar cane plantation, c.

The Waves at Cane Bay, a spectacular natural setting for an intimate, seaside inn, offers spacious rooms with large, private balconies overlooking the sea! Choose from Standard Suites with mini-kitchen to Superior Rooms with full kitchen. Fine dining in their secluded, open-air restaurant and Cane Bay’s best diving sites!

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Towns were obtained from the Taxi Commission and have been approved by the VI Legislature. Look for only licensed taxis which carry a dome light and the letters TP on their license plate. Rates must be posted. Since taxis aren’t metered, confirm the rate before getting in the taxi!

Taxi Charges & Special Provisions ■ The charges to areas not listed in this schedule shall be arrived at by using the nearest place with a rate crossed to the next place ahead with a rate closest to the passenger’s destination. ■ A taxi driver, while on duty, shall not refuse any passenger unless the passenger is intoxicated and disorderly or in the possession of a pet (other than a seeing eye or service dog) that is not properly secured in a kennel. No charge for service dogs. Large kennel charge, $30., small kennel, $20. ■ Radio/Phone call—the fare plus 1/3 of the basic fare. ■ Exclusive Taxi Request— pays the rate

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■ Luggage—A flat rate of $2. Per bag is added for each passenger. The rate for items larger than 30” x 29” will not exceed $4. ■ Hourly Rates—Sedan/Mini Van (1-4 passengers), $40., Van (up to 14), $55., Safari (up to 25), $80. Rates for additional passengers will be negotiated between the taxi operator and passenger(s). ■ Signtseeing Tours—1-4 passengers, $100.00, 5+ passengers, $20. each for 3-hour tour. ■ Questions or Complaints—Call the VI Taxicab Division at 340-773-2226, 8 am – 5 pm, M – F.

NATIVE SON Taxi & Tours

Reservations budgetstcroix.com or Call 340.713.9289 • Toll Free 888.264.8894 • Airport 340.778.9636 • Christiansted by Seaplane 340.713.9289 • Cruise Ship Passengers call for reservations 340.713.9289

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■ Round-trip fares are double the one-way fare plus waiting charges of $1. per minute. First 5 free.

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Rudy’s Taxi & Tours:.... 340-773-6803, 514-4600 Antilles Taxi Service… 340-773-5020, 690-9585 Crucian Taxi................. 340-773-6388, 422-1856 Epidel Taxi & Tours.......................340-643-0205 Native Son Taxi & Tours.... 349-718-7026, 626-2767 St. Croix Taxi Association, Airport:...340-778-1088

EPIDEL Taxi Service & Tours

Call 340-642-3000 for schedule and fares

Richard O’Such - Manager/Caribbean Operations In the U.S. call 800-468-8639

Amador Delerme • 340-643-0205

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Sports 1. Buccaneer Golf / Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 2. Bush Tribe Eco Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-0 3. Cane Bay Dive Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1, N-2 4. Kitesurf / Paddlesurf St. Croix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 5. Lightheart Sailing Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 6. Llewellyn’s Charter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 7. N2theBlue Scuba Diving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1 8. Randall “Doc” James Racetrack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-4 9. Renaissance Carambola Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2 10. Sea Thru Kayaks VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 11. Sweet Bottom Dive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 12. Teroro II & Dragonfly Day Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 13. The Reef Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 14. Virgin Kayak Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-0 15. West End Water Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3

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Great place to see Lobsters, Trigger Fish, and big schools of Grunts. Out in the flats, at 70 feet, lots of endangered Staghorn Coral.

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Rental Cars

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Airlines

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Recreational Zone – Allows snorkeling, diving, boating, and recreational shoreline fishing. Catch-and-release guide fishing, and cast-net bait fishing are allowed with a Marine Park Permit. ALL OTHER TRADITIONAL FISHING IS PROHIBITED (including but not limited to: fish traps; spear fishing; collection of lobster, conch whelk). Wildlife Preserve Zone – Protects nesting female sea turtles using beaches in East End, Issac, Jack and Boiler Bays to lay eggs.

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FOR YOUR SAFETY “St. Croix, the Island With a Heart” AED Locations Go to stcroixaed.home.comast.net for all current locations; updated constantly. Of interest to our visitors: Cruise Ship Pier, Carambola Golf Course, St. George Village Botanical Gardens & Whim Museum; Cost U Less & Plaza East, hotels, condos, police stations. Download Crowdsav App to your smartphone & press the “Locate AED” button for location & directions to the nearest one. Know where one is closest to where you live, work, pray, play, and shop before you need it!

PETER’S REST CONVENIENCE CENTER Located on Rt. 62 between Rt. 68 and Rt. 70 taking Residential Household Waste, Green Waste, Bulk Waste, Scrap Metal & White Goods plus Household Hazardous Waste. You can also recycle your aluminum and steels cans here to support the Boys & Girls Club. Operated by Virgin Islands Waste Management. Operating Hours — Monday – Friday, 6 am – 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 6 am – 5 pm, Holidays, 6 am – 2 pm. December 2016 / Januar y 2017 • Page 55


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Budget St. Croix, Pg 52 Centerline Car Rentals, Pg 53 Seaborne Seaplane Ramp Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours, Pg 35

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This National Park Commemorates Our Danish Heritage (1733-1917).

CHRISTIANSTED WALKING TOUR Let’s start a leisurely walking tour of CHRISTIANSTED at the site of the Old Scale House 1 on the harborfront, known as the Wharf. One section of the 1856 structure displays the scale used in former days to weigh barrels of rum and sugar. The other section holds a bookstore and gift shop as well as an information center about all things St. Croix. This is one of a complex of five buildings comprising the Christiansted National Historic Site, established in 1952, administered by the National Park Service.

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Anglican Church Catholic Church Christian “Shan” Hendricks Farmer’s Market Florence Williams Public Library Lutheran Church Moravian Church National Park Service (NPS Headquarters) Rest Rooms

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Originally, Government House 6 on King Street, was built as a home for a Danish merchant. That section dates from 1749; another section, the previous town house of a wealthy Danish plantation owner, was joined to it in 1826, together becoming the seat of the Danish West Indies government. The grand staircase and portico were added in 1830, as was the impressive ballroom/reception hall on the second floor by Governor General Peter von Scholten, who had his office and official residence here. The former are open to the public (entrance at mid-building on King Street). The Lutheran Church 7 across Queen Cross Street on King Street, was originally the Dutch Reformed Church, built in the 1740’s and transferred to the Lutherans in 1831, who brought the furnishings here from the Steeple Building. Later, the steeple was added. Walking up Queen Cross Street to Company Street takes you to Apothecary Hall 8 on the left corner, which holds both the tiny Apothecary Museum on Queen Cross Street, open anytime, and in the courtyard the Archaeological Museum, open only Saturdays 10 am-2 pm. Nearby on Company Street is the Old Market 9 , laid out in the original town plan from 1735, and still being used. The well dates from 1863. On this square you will also find the downtown Post Office.

Christiansted National Historic Site Established in 1952, Christiansted National Historic Site was the first unit of the National Park Saystem in the US Virgin Islands. The park’s historic buidings and grounds commemorate the Danish heritage (1733-1917) of the town of Christiansted, St. Croix, which was named in honor of the reigning King of Denmark and Norway, Christian VI. In the 1700s, Christiansted was part of a mercantile system that linked Europe,West Africa, and the Caribbean in the infamous “Triangular Trade.” Christiansted was the first town in the Lesser Antilles to be built on the grid system and to have a building code. Its distinctive colonial architecture reflects the town’s status as capital of the Danish West Indies (1755-1871); the great wealth generated by the export of cane sugar, molasses, and rum; and the influence of government building inspectors. December 2016June / January / July 2017 2014 • Page 57


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1. Albert Edwards Fish Market 1. Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Pg 63 2. American Legion Hall Restaurants 3. Emile Henderson, Sr. Fire Station 1. Beach Side Café, Pg 25 4. Ft. Frederik Beach Bathhouse 2. Blue Moon, Pg 25 5. Frederiksted Community Boating & Sailing Assoc. 3. Lost Dog Pub, Pg 25 6. Frederiksted Health Care 4. Paradise St. Croix, Pg 25 7. Hams Bluff Lighthouse (north of Frederiksted) Shopping 8. Legislature of the Virgin Islands 1. Caribbean Museum Center 9. Our Town Frederiksted for the Arts, Pg 37 2. Franklin’s on the Waterfront, Pg 21 10. Paul E. Joseph Stadium 11. Police Bike Patrol Unit Sports 12. Post Office 1. Adventures In Diving, Pg 43 13. Public Library 2. Cane Bay Dive Shop, Pg 44 3. Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism, Pg 35 14. Pubic Restrooms 4. Cruzan Cowgirls, Pg 35 15. Rotary Club of St. Croix West 70 5. Lyric Sails, Pg 42 16. St. Croix Country Club

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Transfer Centennial Lecture Series January 23 & 24, 2017 Delving into the history of the U.S. Virgin Islands is a feast for any researcher, with its smorgasbord of dramatic confrontations between masters and enslaved, wealth and grand lifestyles of some colorful individuals, peppered with stories of natural disasters, and offering glimpses of pre-Columbian culture and lifestyles. Two sister friendship organizations with historic ties, The Danish West Indian Society and the Friends of Denmark Society (the latter with St. Croix and St. Thomas chapters) are presenting in early 2017 as their contribution to the Transfer Centennial observation a presentation series by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic as winners of a contest broadly titled, “Histories from a Shared Past.” Examples of the variety of topics being presented to the public at St. Croix’s University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall on January 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. are: runaway slaves, slave complaints, pre-colonial life of Amerindian tribes, local hurricanes and other natural disasters, the journalistic influence of David Hamilton Jackson, and the effect of free-colored neighborhoods on their residents, examining Danish views of its colonial past, and an examination of citizenship in Danish times. Admission is free, and refreshments are served. The presentations are repeated in St. Thomas on January 26 and 27, and in Denmark next summer. While it is hoped that University and high school students will join the numerous local residents who take an interest in island history, this is also an opportunity for island visitors to develop a deeper insight into this community and its past.

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Changing Lives One Youth at a Time—Update St. Croix is a stunningly beautiful paradise with white sandy beaches, lush hills and a fabulous climate. It is also home to many at-risk youth who face a host of challenges that can make their future prospects look bleak. ProjResa O’Reilly ect Promise was founded MRB Photo in January 2014 to address these many challenges. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at risk youth through empowerment initiatives, cultural programs and family services. In January 2016 Project Promise launched the Caterpillar Project, which provides a unique and comprehensive daily program to a pilot group of selected students for eight full years. Designed to truly make a positive difference in these student’s lives, the program’s holistic approach includes life coaching, mentoring, community service, education intervention, career exploration, personal wellness, creative expression, cultural awareness, and family support services, all centered around a monthly theme.  If  the program’s first nine months are any indication,  the Caterpillar Project  is already a success. “We’ve  gotten off to a great start,” says Resa O’Reilly, founder and president of Project Promise. “The kids are loving the program! We’re already seeing positive change  – in academics, self-esteem, attitudes, healthy habits  and  outlooks.”  The Caterpillar Project gives participants  opportunities to experience  things they may not otherwise have experienced. For example, one of the first outings that the group took was to see  a local school’s production of Cinderella. It was the participants’ first experience with live theater. Many of the program’s outings have  also  introduced the children to the  island’s rich and vibrant culture and history. “Some of the cultural awareness highlights have included  touring two plantations, hiking up to a waterfall, touring the island, and enjoying old time stories with a local storyteller”, O’Reilly said. The Caterpillar Project hosted a six-week enrichment program this past summer, which focused on the themes of Morals and Family. Academically the students all receive educational intervention three days a week  after school, and are working with a reading specialist who has helped improve their reading skills. The program also provides the students an opportunity to work with a math coach and, as a result, the program has seen jumps in some students’ math scores, too. One participant – a little girl who previously hated school – is now so excited about learning and  she  loves that  her scores have dramatically improved. 

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Community service  is a vital part of this multi-systematic approach  program.  So far the Caterpillars  have participated in a  Christiansted  clean-up, raised  $705  for a 6-year-old boy with cancer, read to preschoolers, written letters to deployed soldiers, and more. In terms of career exploration, O’Reilly reports that the Caterpillars have hosted some “awesome” guests. The list includes a pastor, business owner, school principal, chef, radio talk show host and an engineer, who created and coordinated his presentation  all the way from Boston to inspire the children that they too can become engineers. Project Promise’s Salt River Bay Program, kicks  off  its third year in January of 2017. This program is  a collaborative effort between Project Promise and the National Park Service which now gives public school fourth-graders the opportunity to visit the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and learn about its history. This threepoint program is scheduled to host over 700 of our island’s youth. Previously the program served public school sixth-graders. The community’s involvement enables this grassroots organization to positively impact the lives of at-risk youth. “Working together we can change lives and improve our community one youth at a time,” O’Reilly says. All contributions are tax deductible. To donate time or money to Project Promise’s efforts, visit our website.

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Fred Spa — 340-777-FRED (3733) Experience the hip vibe and superb location of St. Croix’s newest beachfront, boutique resort & spa.  Our hotel is still getting a makeover but you can get YOUR makeover as well, because we are adding new services every week. The following services are available in June — *Massage *Facial *Waxing & Wraps. In July The Fred Spa will offer—*Manicures *Pedicures & *Hair Services. Let our master aesthetician, Felix Koziarski, diagnose your skin care needs and advise you on the best treatments for your skin type.  The Fred Spa is proud to offer the very best Dermalogica products.  For a detailed list of services and to schedule your next appointment, visit www.RelaxWithFred.com or give us a call.

Bellissiomo’s Beauty & Spa — 340-713-0223 This two-story deluxe spa opened in Princess Plaza, on Northside Road, in May offering an amazing line-up of beauty and spa treatments for her and him! Make appointments or stop by for personalized haircuts and coloring (includes extensions and texturizing), manicures and pedicures (includes express service, acrylic and French), waxing (face, arms, legs), facials (cleansing or relaxing), and massages (relaxing or therapeutic). CUCCIO Natural nail colors, oils, and creams used exclusively in the spa; MATRIX BIOLAGE (and total results), and GK Hair Taming System haircare products available for purchase. Open Mondays for appointments only, Tuesday through Saturday, open 9 am – 6 pm for appointments or walk-ins. Like us on Facebook! Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Ctr – 340-778-6311 JFL provides these in-patient care services for you and your family—General & Specialty Surgeries, Intensive & Progressive Care Services, Medical & Surgical Services, and Women & Children Health Services (Labor & Delivery, Nursery including Neonatal ICU, Post- Partum, OB/GYN surgeries & Pediatrics). JFL provides the following in-patient care Cardiovascular services for you and your family: Out-patient services include Services Ź and Specialty Surgeries (Operating Department) (VIGeneral Cardiac Center), Diagnostic Imaging, includŹ Intensive & Progressive Care Services (critical care & continuous monitoring of patients) Ź Surgical Services (overnight and surgical recovery) ingMedical the &Women’ s Health Imaging Suite, Emergency

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Cardiovascular Services (Virgin Islands Cardiac Center) Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray), including the Women’s Health Imaging Suite Emergency Services, including the Fast Track (urgent care walk-in facility) Gastroenterology (digestive system & its disorders) Laboratory & Blood Bank (clinical testing and blood donation) Rehabilitation Services (physical therapy) Nephrology (5 Diamond Hemodialysis Unit for patients with end stage renal dialysis)

 Cardiovascular Services (Virgin Islands Cardiac Center)  Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray), including the Women’s Health Imaging Suite  Emergency Services, including the Fast Track JFL visitors can also enjoy special amenities (urgent care walk-in facility) such as The Gift Box gift shop and Tropical Treats where we serve more (digestive than just Café, Gastroenterology system & its disorders) hospital food!  Laboratory & Blood Bank (clinical testing & blood donation) For more details please call  Rehabilitation (physical therapy) 855-247-8364 or email usServices at info@j usvi.com (5 Diamond Hemodialysis Unit  Nephrology for patients with end stage renal dialysis) www.jusvi.org

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Services, including the Fast Track (urgent care walk-in facility), Gastroenterology, Laboratory & Blood Bank, Rehabilitation Services, and Nephrology (5 Diamond Hemodialysis Unit for patients with end stage renal dialysis). JFL’s mission is to “drive improvement in the health care of those we serve, while exemplifying compassion and respect.” For more info, www.jflusvi.org 2015 VI Daily News Readers Poll

“Best Massage & Couples Massage of the VI on St. Croix.”

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Frongillo Hair Care Salon — 340-719-7575 After 14 years in Gallows Bay, Frongillo Health & Beauty has moved into a completely renovated, historic building at 40 King Street, Christiansted with new, expanded services. In addition to full-service hair care, including cuts and coloring, they now offer a fully-equipped Nail Salon featuring long-lasting, gel polish manicures and pedicures using top-level products like O.P.I., Essie, and pacifica. They pride themselves on exceptional hygiene standards and personalized service. Schedule your appointments online at www.frongillobeauty.com. Upcoming expansion includes a healthy café with tea and light snacks. =Lorna / Astrologer & Healer - 340-227-0378 Lorna has knowledge in many areas of the Esoteric Arts. She is currently focused upon Healing and Astrology. 1) Healing: The most powerful healer is Love. Lorna channels this vital energy and directs it into areas of pain, or disease, giving both relief and healing benefits. One treatment will improve the condition, and may heal it entirely. Treatment time: 1-1/2 hours. 2) Astrology: Lorna publishes an Astro Forecast, with monthly planetary trends, and personal, predictive horoscopes for each sign. Astro Forecasts can be found at: Wordpress.com or Medium.com, Astro Forecast 2016 by Lorna

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R el ax, Indulge, R ecover Anne. These are not computer generated interpretations, but rather, Lorna’s own unique system and perspective. Her focus is to provide insight into oneself and understanding of one’s life path. Massage To Go — 850-291-5506 Enjoy the benefits of a relaxing, soothing, therapeutic massage “wherever you are”... home, office, hotel, rental condo/villa, beach/poolside or in studio. Whether one person, a couple, family, or group - Sandra Sanford, LMT will come to your desired location and expertly tailor your massage to suit your individual needs. Let MASSAGE TO GO be one of the best memories you have of your island vacation, or if your an island resident, enjoy the ease and convenience of having massage be a regular part of your wellness program.  Rates: 1 hour $100 or 1 1/2 hour $140 (discounts for two or more). Gift Certificates Available too! Ready to feel relaxed and refreshed? Visit STXMassageToGo.com for more info or call to make an appointment today! Paradise Waits Tattoo Studio & Gallery – 340-220-1206 Thinking of Inking? Meet your tattoo Artist/Owner, “Mama Jenni!” A tattooist for 9 years, she combines her innate creativity with the skills of her previous career—a Registered Nurse. With a light touch, Jenni will put you at ease, always using sterile, disposable materials and high quality ink. Because tattoos require special care to promote healthy healing, its best to have this done towards the end of your stay. New tattoos look best when skin is free of sunburn, scabs, or other damage. Unless you plan on several visits, choose a tattoo design that can be done in a single session, usually from 1 to 3 hours. Free touch-up policy! 54 King Street, Christiansted. www.tattoostcroix.com Pampered VI — 340-773-7728 Tucked away in downtown Christiansted (King Street at the Kalmia Center), Pampered VI is a boutique spa offering exceptional, personal services.  We aim to create an unforgettable client experience—let us show you what sets us apart! 

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Ruba’s Nail Oasis — 340-719-1748 Your tropical island experience isn’t complete without some much needed pampering. This local gem provides a pedicure and manicure menu that focuses on revitalizing your skin and relieving stress. We are proud to offer treatments using all-natural products, free of harsh chemicals. Let us help make your vacation unforgettable.  Enjoy our Moroccan oasis pedicure for healing dry skin with Jasmine and lemongrass scent. We offer hot stone lavender pedicures for tired and achy feet.  End your relaxation with our amazing rejuvenate foot reflexology pedicure for tired tissues and cells . Don’t forget our healthy hands manicure for brightening, detoxifying, and exfoliating your skin with the Dead Sea Salt.  For more info or to book an appointment, call or email us today! rubasnailoasis@gmail.com Tamarind Reef Resort Spa – 340-718-3782 Rejuvenate your senses at our oceanfront oasis— no vacation is complete on St. Croix without an appointment at Tamarind Reef Spa! An oceanfront sanctuary with treatments to revitalize the mind, body and spirit. Features include an outdoor patio, where guests can enjoy a massage while listening to the sounds of the sea and an indoor treatment room where we use essential oils from doTerra exclusively, and a beauty salon, specializing in hair color, styling, wedding styles, make-up, and nail services, where we use professional products from Matrix, Redken and Moroccan Oil. Over 23 years of experience.

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Blue Sky Real Estate – 340-719-1409 What is your dream? The Sky is the limit! At Blue Sky Real Estate, your needs are our priority. We are known throughout the islands as agents with universal appeal who respect clients – big or small – equally. With over 200 years combined experience in the Virgin Islands – and deep ancestral roots beyond we are authentically Caribbean. Our contacts and experience deliver the smoothest possible real estate transactions in the USVI and BVI. Buying real estate is likely one of your largest transactions. We respect that. Whether it takes one call or 20, we make sure your questions are answered and interests served. We want to see you in a home or property you LOVE. That’s why we do what we do. It’s that simple. www.homebuyvi.com Experience the Difference! Frongillo Hair Care Salon Calabash Real Estate – 340-718-5285 Open Tuesday Saturday, 10am - 6pm. Night Experience the–Difference!  Service – Market massages available Friday Our – Tuesday, by appointKnowledge – Expertise. dedicated team ment 5 - 10pm. Spaled packages, Aquassage of 20only, licensed Realtors, by Broker Honnie by request. www.tamarindreefresort.com/spa Edwards, offers professional brokerage services to buyersTherapy and sellers – residential, commercial, Tropical - 340-773-5333 Established in 1990, we are St Croix’s #1 Spa, conveniently located in Gallows Bay. Highly repuC A are L Nationally A B ACertified. SH table, all of our therapists R E Asupreme L E Sbody T Aservices TE Tropical Therapy provides including Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage,  Stone massage, Pregnancy massage, Rolfing, Foot Reflexology, Wraps and Scrubs. We offer  Body     many types of Facials, using Dermalogica products Off Fu  B to deep-cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin. In     addition, we offer Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion, and Facial Rejuvenation using our micro current  Py machine. Visit us soon in our tranquil setting with eight treatment rooms. Learn more about your next spa service at www.tropicaltherapyvi.com.

The Buccaneer Hideaway Spa & Salon – 340-712-2149 We offer relaxing, rejuvenating and therapeutic spa treatments, services, and packages that reduce stress and promote wellness. Our seawater and marine products address the needs of every skin type. Choose from the latest must-have MOOD changing GEL manicures to fun, unique silk hair shimmers plus waxing, traditional Manicure/Pedicure,  FkDeep Th Aromatherapy P  P  1A   Tissue, Therapeutic, and Reflexology 4126 L G P 2 F Massage. Specialized Scrubs and Wraps can be followed by an application of Protective Anti-aging Cream with sunscreen. Choose from Three Spa Packages or “create your own” Day of Indulgence. Retail lines include Jane Iredale (make-up), www.CalabashRealtors.com Phytomer (skin care), Surface (hair) & OPI (nails)! Located at the Buccaneer Hotel. Winter Hours, Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm, Sat, 10am-6 pm, Sun, 12-6 pm. Summer Hours, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm, Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm. www.thebuccaneer.com/spa

Calabash Real Estate – 340-718-5285 Experience the Difference!  Service – Market Knowledge Expertise.to Our dedicated team of 20 land – from– cottages estates, ¼ acres to 100+ acres, businesses to warehouses.  We offer licensed Realtors, led by Broker Honnie Edwards, property management services, commercial offers professional brokerage services to buyers and leasing, vacation and long-termland rentals. Our sellers – residential, commercial, – from cotwebsite, www.CalabashRealtors.com, has an tages to estates, ¼ acres to 100+ acres, businesses extensive list of properties for sale and rent, as to warehouses.  We offer property management well as valuable resources general services, commercial leasing,and vacation andinformalongtion. Accept our website, www.CalabashRealtors. invitation to Experience the term rentals. Our Difference know list thatofyou will befor working com, has anand extensive properties sale with a company that loves St. Croix and puts and rent, as well as valuable resources and general their clients and customers first. to Experience information. Accept our invitation the Difference andSt.Croix know that you–will be working Coldwell Banker Realty 340-778-7000 with company thatLand-deWilde loves St. Croix and putshelm, their Witha broker Amy at the the professionals at Coldwell Banker St Croix clients and customers first. Realty are eager to help you buy, sell or lease Coldwell Banker St.Croix Realty – 340-778-7000 real estate. We offer a host of lovely homes, With broker Amy Land-deWilde at the helm, the outstanding building sites, and both historic professionals at Coldwell Banker St Croix Realty are and commercial properties. Coldwell Banker eager to help you buy, sell or lease real estate. We St. Croix Realty also lists an array of rental offer a host ofideal lovelyfor homes, properties, your outstanding next dreambuilding vacasites, and both historic and commercial properties. tion or long-term lease. From a bungalow on Coldwell Banker St. Croix alsowelists an array the beach to a villa withRealty a view, have the of rental properties, next dream vacation perfect propertyideal for for youyour Because we keep up with the latest technology and market trends,

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or long-term lease. From a bungalow on the beach to a villa with a view, we have the perfect property for you Because we keep up with the latest technology and market trends, our data is accurate and up-todate. We’re “high tech and high touch” and we’re here for you. Gallows Bay and Buccaneer Hotel. www. coldwellbankervi.com and www.stcroixforrent.com Lisa Christensen-Harris – 340-773-1048 Lisa Christensen is a third generation “Crucian” dating back to when St. Croix was under the Danish Flag. Lisa’s family has served the Virgin Islands in the government, business and public sectors. As a Sales Associate and Real Estate Specialist with REMAX I have the privilege of working with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable realtors on the island. I look forward to showing off “my island” to other local islanders or ‘statesiders’ new to St. Croix. One of the things I like to share with off island clients is touring St. Croix from east to west introducing you to the local way of life on St. Croix. “I’ll work with you from a $10 piece of land to million dollar house!” Cell, 340-227-7899. lisa@crucianrealtorstx.com, www.crucianrealtorstx.com

REMAX St. Croix – 340-773-1048 Joe and Julie of Team San Martin are the most respected and knowledgeable REALTOR® Team on St. Croix. We are a long established, service-oriented business, selling St. Croix since 1984 and St Croix’s first buyers agents. Clients know that Team San Martin is truly connected with the successful outcome of each real estate transaction, has a genuine concern for your best interests, and is always prepared to go the extra mile. When we find your dream property, we will walk you through the Offer to Purchase terms so that you’ll have all the facts to make a good decision and use our negotiating skills that have helped hundreds of buyers acquire their dream properties. We live by our motto: Teamwork makes dreams work! www.teamsnmartin.com

of the home.  With hundreds of hours of education and continuing education, we provide you with the best service possible. For a full list of items inspected, please refer to www.NACHI.org/sop.htm. Attention to detail is critical, being able to communicate what is seen to you, the client, is paramount. Sample inspection reports can be found on the web site. ‘Inspected once, inspected right.’  In-depth home inspections for your peace of mind. rthinspection@gmail.com

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STARS SHOPPING

ST. CROIX Sky Watch

DECEMBER 2016 — JANUARY 2017

Our clear skies are perfect for star gazing!

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Constellation names are in upper case. Star and planet names in lower case. The sun, moon, planets and stars all rise in the east and set in the west.

In the northern hemisphere Winter begins on December 21st

December 2016 Moon Phases:

January 2017 Moon Phases:

First Quarter.......................7 December Full Moon.........................13 December Last Quarter.....................20 December New Moon.......................29 December

First Quarter...................... 16 January Full Moon.......................... 23 January Last Quarter...................... 31 January New Moon.......................... 9 January

December Sunrise: 6:44 am December Sunset: 5:46 pm

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hooting stars are not stars at all but meteors, bits of cosmic dust that burn up some 50 miles above the Earth as they race through the atmosphere. As a comet orbits the Sun, it gives off gas and dust. This dust remains in a cloud that also orbits the Sun. From time-to-time the Earth passes through one of these dust clouds left behind by a comet and we experience a meteor shower. On the evening of November 16-17 the Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak, and on December 13-14 you can see the Geminids. The best time to watch a meteor shower is between midnight and dawn. No special equipment is required, perhaps a blanket or a lounge chair – just lay back and scan the sky with your eyes for those brief flashes of light we call shooting stars. Of these three meteor showers the Geminds are the best. On a good clear night you might see some 60 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, this year, moonlight will overpower all but the brightest meteors. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins on December 21st the Sun will have reached

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its farthest position south as seen from the Earth. This marks the start of winter (Winter Solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of summer (Summer Solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. A bright star-like object will dominate the western sky in the early evening, the third brightest natural object in the sky, Venus. As the sky grows fully dark, higher in the western sky you will find another planet, this one red – Mars. Every year at this time people ask astronomers if they know what was the star of stars, the star which lead the Wise Men to Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus? Long ago people thought of everything that they saw in the night sky as a "star". Thus, the planets, the "fixed" stars, meteors, comets, etc. all were "stars". So what might have been "The Star"? Meteors or shooting stars happen so quickly that if you see one, by the time you tell your friends to look, the flash will be gone. Certainly a meteor did not send the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Comets were well known, but were considered omens of bad tidings and thus a comet would not send the Wise Men in search of a great king. The fixed

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stars do not change from year to year, so they would not account for the search. For time to time a star may "explode" as a nova or supernova, and for a short time may even become visible in the daytime. But, our records show no "guest star" at the time of Christ's birth. The Wise Men followed the motions of the planets as these "wandering stars" moved against the background of fixed stars, for they believed that the motions of these wandering stars could foretell the future. With their knowledge of the motions of the heavens they could calculate that Jupiter and Saturn would pass each other three times and then be joined by Mars. But, what of Herod and his advisors, why did they not see this "star"? Most of the event would not be visible because it would happen during the day. But, the Wise Men knew that it was happening. They knew that this event would take place in Pisces, the Fish, a star group which for them was symbolic of the Hebrews. Thus some great event would take place in the land of the Hebrews and the Wise Men were off on their search. Was this meeting of the planets really "The Star"? Astronomers do not know; the final decision is yours.

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