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TABLE OF CONTENTS June / July 2013

An Animal Story............................................................... 3 Duty Free Allowance........................................................ 8 St. Croix Birds — Up Close & Personal........................ 12 Farm Fresh / Where To Find It!..................................... 15 Island Worship............................................................... 18 Maria’s Cantina — Little Mexico in Gallows Bay!........ 31 Wine: Best Pick.............................................................. 31 Meet Cover Artist Carlos “Tuna” Garcia....................... 34 Pinning Your Way to the Alter....................................... 36 Our Danish Connection / VELKOMMEN!.................. 37 A Legacy of Cannon....................................................... 37 Diving is Sweeter with Sweet Bottom Dive Center!..... 39 Christiansted National Historic Site............................. 50 ARTS in the U.S. Virgin Islands / Part 7........................ 59 Calabash Real Estate — 20 Agents at your Service!...... 63


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Carlos “Tuna” Garcia. Susan Wall


Events Calendar..................................................... 4-7 Shopping...................................................................8 Easy Shopping Guide..............................................10 Dining......................................................................20 Easy Dining Guide..................................................30 Restaurant Entertainment......................................30 Attractions & Tours.................................................32 Island Art.................................................................34 Island Weddings......................................................36 Watersports.............................................................38 Recreation/Beaches.................................................45 Treat Yourself...........................................................60


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Helpful Info & Phone Numbers.............................46 Easy Hotel Guide.....................................................48 Accommodations....................................................49 Transportation........................................................50 St. Croix Road Map.................................................54 Christiansted Map & Walking Tour.......................56 Frederiksted Map & Walking Tour.........................58

LIVING Advertiser Online Directory...................................53 Real Estate................................................................62 Moving Here...........................................................62 St. Croix Sky Watch.................................................64

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

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On behalf of the people and Government of the United States Virgin Islands, I applaud St. Croix This Week magazine for highlighting the best in entertainment, siteseeing, dining, shopping, and a myriad of recreational activities available on St. Croix. Both residents and visitors will find on page after page of this helpful resource guide eyecatching attractions, on-island features, and other points of interest. Whether with family, friends, or on your own, this magazine has the inside track and advance view of all the upcoming events and activities on the “Big Island.” St. Croix’s relaxing beaches and rolling hillsides are the perfect complement for a weekend get-away, and the downtown shopping and restaurants in Christiansted and Frederiksted offer a variety of choices. There are hiking tours, snorkeling and scuba excursions, rainforest sights, and an abundance of other natural and cultural attractions throughout the island. The options for fun and entertainment are truly limitless, and St. Croix This Week provides immediate access to all of St. Croix’s major attractions, while highlighting those that are off-the-beaten path. As the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has a natural beauty that is both charming and awe-inspiring. Its wondrous landscapes, hillside views, oceanfronts, and downtown areas tell the story of an island rich in culture and history. The influence from Denmark is readily visible in our architecture and windmills, offering a pleasant introduction to the experience of our people of strong Caribbean traditions. With a long history of providing the inside scoop on the latest and best in family fun and island excursion entertainment, St. Croix This Week truly captures the beat and pulse of our people. It is my pleasure to extend best wishes to all readers of St. Croix This Week for a safe and enjoyable experience in paradise. We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we enjoy hosting you.

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An Animal Story

his Spring the Virgin Island’s Humane Learning Center celebrates its third year of humane education outreach on St. Croix. A sponsored project of the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development, the Humane Learning Center promotes compassion, respect and responsible human behavior towards all living beings and the environment. “My goal, having provided humane education to students on St. Croix for the past 9 years, is to decrease interpersonal violence and improve the safety and quality of life on St. Croix for both people and animals.” In the last 3 years the Humane Learning Center has given 1,200 presentations to over 24,000 students and their teachers from Kindergarten through High School at both public and private schools. Different lessons for each grade build on information from the previous year, but all the lessons include responsible pet ownership –what every family member needs to stay safe, healthy and happysafety around animals, the importance of spay and neuter and the connection between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. For each class we bring along a wellsocialized dog or cat so students have the opportunity to interact with them safely. The program uses the caring for animals and understanding of the animal’s needs to promote the values of justice, kindness and mercy to animals and to each other. Our summer puppet program teaches conflict resolution skills and solutions to the problems of bullying. Participants see a puppet play that is a metaphor for following one’s dream and rising above negative influences. They make their own puppets and role play potential situations they might encounter in real life. “People who feel good about themselves and develop positive communication skills are less likely to take their frustrations out on those more vulnerable.”

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by Therese Donarski, Director, Virgin Islands Humane Learning Center

Learning compassion. Spreading kindness.

One School Principal praised the program saying, “Each time I am more impressed with the rapport you are able to develop with the students and the positive response you get from them. It is heartwarming to know that community organizations like yourself are so willing to expand the education of our students beyond the core academic subjects. For this we are truly appreciative. As a result of your efforts our children are more sensitive to the connection between kindness to animals and kindness to, and respect for each other.” This year the Humane Learning Center sponsored an essay contest for 6th grade students to compare how people and animals share some of the same positive qualities. They also hosted an Exhibit of works by student and local adult artists all depicting animals.

Humane Educator, Celeste Fahie, making positive connections through puppetry.

Showing love through responsibility.

Director, Therese Donarski, wishing “Tuxx” a safe and happy journey to his new home in the states.

The Humane Learning Center has assisted 190 cats and dogs in finding their forever homes both on island and stateside through their “Love is in the Air” program. Travelers can escort a homeless pet to a partner rescue or shelter where they are guaranteed adoption. The Humane Learning Center supports all spay/neuter initiatives in the community and works to promote their success. Charitable contributions can be made to the St. Croix Foundation with “Humane Learning Center” on the memo line. Contact: Therese Donarski, Director: P.O. Box 223316, Christiansted, VI 00822. (340) 690-5403. Or visit Face book: VI Humane Learning Center.

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Events - St. Croix june / july 2013

CRUISE ARRIVALS june 2013 Sun, June 9

Sun, June 30 july 2013 Sun, July 21

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*Ship schedule subject to change. For information, call 772-0357.

ongoing MONDAYS, 5 PM Crab Races Fort Christian Brew Pub The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! For information, call 713-9820 MONDAY, 6 PM Caribbean Night The Palms at Pelican Cove Enjoy a buffet of island favorites, with Mocko Jumbies, fire dancers & live music! $30 pp; $15 pp for children ages 12 & under. For reservations, call 718-8920 FIRST TUESDAYS, 6 PM Wine Club The Galleon Taste test fine wines paired with hors’d oeuvres. For reservations, call 718-9948 TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 9 AM-NOON Farm Volunteer “Help & Harvest” Days Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute Ridge to Reef Farm is looking for volunteers — all ages & experience levels are welcome. Get your hands & feet in the dirt, learn about organic gardening & off-grid living, & enjoy lunch together in the Community Center. Call 340-220-0466 to schedule.

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 AM-11 PM Nursery Open St. George Village Botanical Garden Shop here for beautiful tropical plants! For information, call 692-287 TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM Farm & Fruit Foraging Tours Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute These 2-hour guided tours focus on the fresh organic bounty that grows at the Ridge to Reef Farm. $35. pp. Group rates available. Organic produce available for sale. For reservations, call 220-0466 or email: TUESDAYS TO SUNDAYS, 9AM-5PM Self-Guided Farm Tour Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute Get an interpretive farm map at the community center for your own self-guided walking tour of the Ridge to Reef Farm grounds. Suggested donation is $10 pp. Call 220-0466 wednesDAYS, 7-9 PM Trivia Night The Palms at Pelican Cove Test your knowledge of trivia at this fun evening entertainment. For info, call 718-8920 WEDNESDAYS, 5 PM Crab Races Divi Carina Bay Resort The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! For information, call 773-9700 THURSDAYS, 6 PM BUFFET 8 PM ENTERTAINMENT West Indian Style BBQ & Floor Show Divi Carina Resort and Casino Come hear a steel pan band & see Mocko Jumbies, traditional West Indian buffet. Call 773-9700 x 732 SECOND FRIDAYS, 6:15 PM Wine Club Beach Side Café Enjoy sampling fine wines paired with hors’d oeurves. Call 772-1205 or 772-1266

Woman in Mind at Caribbean Community Theater June 14 – June 29.

june 2013 JUNE 1, 9:30-11:45 AM Family Field Day Southgate Coastal Reserve Explore the ecology of beach & wetland habitats with SEA (St. Croix Environmental Association) & VINE (Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators). Fun for kids age 6 to adult! Wear clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Bring sun protection & drinking water. For registration, call 773-1989

FRIDAYS, 5:30 PM Crab Races Deep End Bar & Restaurant The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! For information, call 773-4455

JUNE 1, 19 & 29, 10-10:30 AM Story Hour at the Garden St. George Village Botanical Garden A volunteer reader shares a botanical story on the Garden grounds. Bring a towel or blanket & snack. $8 for adults, $1 for children 12 & under; Garden members free. For information, call 692-2874

LAST FRIDAYS, 6:30 PM Beer Club Beach Side Cafe Taste 4 specialty beers paired with matching foods. For reservations, call 772-1266 or 772-1205

JUNE 2, 5 PM 29th Annual Women Race Christiansted Annual 2-mile run in and around town. Pre-register online or on June 1 from 10 AM to NOON at the Florence Williams Library in

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Christiansted, Frederiksted Post Office, K-Mart locations in Sunshine Mall & Sunny Isle, & at Stamina Sports. Pre-registration is $15, or $20 on race day. Fee includes a T-shirt. Girls ages 14 & under register for $1. Certificates will be awarded to teams and schools with the fastest team & most participants. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix. For information, call 773-9272 or visit

JUNE 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29, 8 PM JUNE 23, 4 PM On Stage – Woman in Mind Caribbean Community Theatre Watch this comedy by English playwright Alan Aychbourn, directed by Charles Braslow. For information, call 778-1983 or 718-4229 JUNE 15, 10 AM-NOON FREE Snorkel Clinic Cramer Park Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. School-aged children to adults are welcome. SEA (St. Croix Environmental Association) will provide snorkel instruction, gear, environmental education & light refreshments. SEA snorkel clinics are sponsored by Reef Jam. For registration, call 773-1989

JUNE 2, 5:30-6:30 PM Jazz Vespers St. Croix Reformed Church This family-friendly event features local musical talent. Free will offering: $5. For information, call 778-0520 JUNE 8, 9 AM-NOON Second Saturday St. George Village Botanical Garden An interactive program for children & parents to learn about the wonders of the plant world. Ages 6 & up; children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child & adult Garden member; $8 per adult non-member. For reservations, call 692-2874 JUNE 9 Buck Island Hike Buck Island The St. Croix Hiking Association will host this event. For information, call 772-2073 or visit JUNE 9 & 30, 8:30 AM Historic Walking Tour Frederiksted Meet at ‘Freedom Statue’ across from Frederiksted Pier for a 2 ½-hour, guided walking tour hosted by CHANT (Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism). $15 pp. For reservations, call 719-5455

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Emancipation Day Commemoration, Budhoe Park, July 3. John Connor

JUNE 16 Warren Young Memorial Regatta St. Croix Yacht Club For information, call 773-9531

JUNE 9, 10 AM-NOON Tropical Fruit Farm Tour Meet 2013 Crop Farmer of the Year, Alberra Bulbulla, who will provide a tour of his Waldberggard Tropical Fruit Farm. Meet at Mountain Gas Station at the intersection of Queen Mary Highway & West Airport Road. Bring hats, sunscreen & water to drink. For registration, call 773-1989 JUNE 13, 5-6 PM National Park Lecture Series Danish Guinea West India Company The National Park Service holds monthly lectures that let the public know what is gong on in the three National Parks on St. Croix. For information, call 773-1460

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JULY 7, NOON-6 PM Mango Melee & Nursery Sale St. George Village Botanical Garden Delicious mango treats & drinks, mango eating contests, children’s games, music, educational displays & craft vendors spell fun for the whole family. $5 adults, $2 children (over age 5). For information, call 692-2874

JUNE 21, 6-8 PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a beach chair or blanket & listen to local & international jazz artists. Food & beverages available for sale. Free. JUNE 22, 8 AM The Olympic Day Run VI Pace Runners hosts this 1-mile walk, jog or run. For information, 643-2557 or 777-0258

JULY 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-AUGUST 3, 8:30 AM-3 PM Discover St. Croix Summer Camp Estate Whim Museum Children ages 6 to 12 learn about the islands people, places & traditions. Visitors can register their children for one day. $75 weekly tuition. New this year—weekly activities for the family that take place after regular camp hours. To register, call 772-0598

JUNE 22, 10 AM-NOON Grow and Learn St. George Village Botanical Garden Enjoy the Garden’s series of educational workshops for adults led by local experts & enthusiasts. $5 members; $15 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 692-2874 JUNE 22, 29, JULY 6, 13 & 20, 10:30 AM-NOON Children’s Clay Class Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Classes taught by Sara Lee Hayes, a practicing potter on St. Croix. $95 pp. To register, call 514-7508 or email: JUNE 23 Moonlight Hike Willis Bay The St. Croix Hiking Association will host this event. For information, call 772-2073 or visit JUNE 29, 7 PM Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to pack a picnic to enjoy during the show, but pack up all trash afterwards. Bathrooms available. Visit JUNE 30, 1 PM Donkey Races Frederiksted Ball Field Enjoy a taste of Crucian history with old-time donkey races hosted by the Gentleman of Jones. Watch or sign-up to race these beasts of burden with a stubborn streak that adds to the fun. $5 for adults, $2 for children. Call 690-9007

JULY 2013 JULY 2, 7-10 PM Emancipation Day Tea Meeting Ft. Frederik Traditional old-time entertainment features skits, singing, choirs, recitations & pageantry. For information, call 772-0357

Mango Melee at St. George Village Botanical Garden July 7. Ted Davis

JULY 3, 4 PM Emancipation Day Commemoration Program Buddhoe Park Events & celebrations commemorate this day in 1848 when Governor Peter von Scholten emancipated the island’s slaves. For information, call 277-7485 JULY 4, 9 AM Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament Carambola Golf Club Wear your red, white and blue for prizes. Entry fee includes cart, prizes & BBQ banquet after the event. To sign up, call 778-5638 JULY 4, 3 PM Street Fair & Fireworks Display Frederiksted JULY 6, 11 AM-1:30 PM Jump Up 2nd Day Snorkel Clinic Hotel on the Cay Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. Schoolaged children to adults are welcome. Drop in any time before 1:30. SEA (St. Croix Environmental Association) will provide instruction, gear, and lifeguard. This clinic is sponsored by Big Island Adventure Camp, CRABBS Dive Club, Crucian Gold & Salud Bistro. For registration, call 773-1989

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JULY 11, 5-6 PM National Park Lecture Series Danish Guinea West India Company The National Park Service holds monthly lectures that let the public know what is going on in the three National Parks on St. Croix. For information, call 773-1460 JULY 12, 6-10 PM Jump Up! Christiansted Live music in the streets, Mocko Jumbies, vendors, stores open late. Stay & have dinner! A great family event. JULY 13, 9 AM-NOON Second Saturday St. George Village Botanical Garden An interactive program for children & parents to learn about the wonders of the plant world. Ages 6 & up; children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child & adult Garden member; $8 per adult nonmember. For reservations, call 692-2874 JULY 14, 3-4:30 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Exhibit Opening Estate Whim Museum Exhibits honor family & traditions. Crucian music & musicians presented by Dimitri ‘Pikey’ Copemann. Light refreshments served. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 15, 7-8 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Workshop – Getting Started with Your Family History Estate Whim Museum For information, call 772-0598 www.stcroix thisweek .com

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JULY 21, NOON-4 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Old Time Family Day Estate Whim Museum Traditional games, music, dance & foods, demonstrations of local foods, kite making & bateau construction & forum on ‘Songs of Social Relevance’ presented by Pikey Copemann, Cedell Christopher, Edgie Christian & Blinky McIntosh. For information, call 772-0598

JULY 16, 7-8:30 PM Come Home to St. Croix: “Emancipation Revisited” Forum and Exhibit Estate Whim Museum Mario Moorhead presents with exhibits featuring historic figures such as Peter von Scholten, Anna Heegaard, Martin King & Moses Gottlieb. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 17, 10-10:30 AM Story Hour at the Garden St. George Village Botanical Garden A volunteer reader shares a botanical story on the Garden grounds. Bring a towel or blanket & snack. $8 for adults, $1 for children 12 & under; Garden members free. For information, call 692-2874

JULY 26 & 27 On Stage – Alice in Wonderland Caribbean Community Theatre Students from the STARs Summer Camp perform the Disney-version of this hit, directed by Jan Hart. For information, call 778-1983 or 718-4229

JULY 17, 24, 31, AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 6-8 PM Animal Sculpture Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Mandy Thody teaches this class for teens & adults. $165 pp. To register, call 514-7508 or email: JULY 17, 7-8:30 PM Come Home to St. Croix: “Crucian Spoken Here” Language or Dialect Forum Estate Whim Museum Presenters include Dr. Faraclas, Gerard Emanuel, Bully Petersen, Asta Williams & Stanley Jacobs. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 18, 5:30-7 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Estate Sandy Point and Turtle Watch Sandy Point Presenters include Olassie Davis, Otto Tranberg, John Farchette and Claudia Lombard. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 19, 6-7:30 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Quadrille with Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Knights Estate Whim Museum Come for Quadrille 101 and learn to dance quadrille then participate in Grand Quadrille. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 19, 6-8 PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a beach chair or blanket & listen to local & international jazz artists. Food & beverages available for sale. Free. JULY 20, 10 AM-NOON FREE Snorkel Clinic Frederiksted, south of Sand Castle on the Beach www.stcroix thisweek .com

JULY 27, 10 AM-NOON Grow and Learn St. George Village Botanical Garden Enjoy the Garden’s series of educational workshops for adults led by local experts & enthusiasts. $5 members; $15 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 692-2874 Summer Jump Up in Christiansted July 12. Ted Davis

Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. School-aged children to adults are welcome. SEA (St. Croix Environmental Association) will provide instruction, gear, environmental education & light refreshments. SEA snorkel clinics are sponsored by Reef Jam. For registration, call 773-1989

JULY 27, 7 PM Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to pack a picnic to enjoy during the show, but pack up all trash afterwards. Bathrooms available. Visit

JULY 20, 7-8:30 PM Come Home to St. Croix: Music Under the Stars Estate Whim Museum Listen to the Cornelius Musical Legacy and Jazz Concert with Ben Besiakov, Bryce Sebastian & Afra & Freddie Williams; also a screening of the film, ‘Slaves in the Family’. For information, call 772-0598 JULY 21, 8:30 AM Historic Walking Tour Frederiksted Meet at ‘Freedom Statue’ across from Frederiksted Pier for a 2 ½-hour, guided walking tour hosted by CHANT (Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism). $15 pp. For reservations, call 719-5455

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Duty-Free Shopping

FIND STORE LOCATIONS ON THE CHRISTIANSTED MAP, PAGE 56. Designworks / Island Living Store – 340-713-8102 at Apothecary Hall (Mon-Sat 11-4) offers island elegance in the West Indies Collection of solid teak antique reproduction furniture, home furnishings and accessories. Works by island artists (originals and prints, ceramics, metalwork and photography), gifts, jewelry, maps, cards, and design services by Richard Harris.

Duty-Free Allowance Make important purchases here — Allowance is Double That Of Other Islands!

Sonya’s – 340-778-8605

Movable, Sterling Silver Mocko Jumbie Pendant. Sonya, Ltd.

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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 Toll-free: 877-766-9284.

Cache of the Day – 340-773-3648

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 and giant geckos to adorned flip-flops and sounds of the ocean books. You’ll find attractive home décor items such as clever sink strainers, embroidered guest towels, gorgeously hued glass hanging vases and night lights, beautifully designed palm tree and shell serving pieces with napkins to match as well as prints and handicrafts from local artists. Sparkling jewelry, fragrant soaps and candles, tropical beach bags, the best cards on the island, the cutest shop dog and so much more are just inside the door strung with dancing mocko jumbies at #55 Company St.!

DESIGNWORKS island living store


“The Duty-Free allowance for US citizens is $1600.00.

Apothecary Hall 6 Company St., Christiansted

(340) 713-8102 / 643-1952

When Shopping on St. Croix, US citizens can enjoy a Duty-Free Allowance of $1600.00 per person, including children, every 30 days whether buying to pack or mail. A small percentage is added on for purchases over that amount. When returning to the US you will be required to fill out a separate customs form for these items. You may be asked to show your receipts so it is important to keep a good record of what you buy. 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 one of the bottles is a product made in the Virgin Islands such as our rum. 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 $100.00 in value with no declaration. Shop Christiansted and Gallows Bay Marketplace plus Frederiksted and Mid-island for all that we have to offer! Check out the Easy Shopping Guide on page 10 to find what you’re looking for.

Beautiful batiks in every color and every size. Island Tribe

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a t i B k Appa l u f i t u rel Bea for Women off ALL Sizes Small to 4X

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Island Tribe of St. Croix – 340-719-0936

This unique women’s store specializes in batik clothing for women of all sizes, Small to 4X. Island Tribe of St. Croix features a casual line of “patchwork” styles and an “island elegant” signature line. Beaded jewelry, sarongs, scarves, hats in all the vibrant, rich colors of the Caribbean compliment any style. New arrivals weekly. Special orders welcome. Gift certificates available. Great prices and a fun place to shop. Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

ib designs – 773-4322 (say “eye-bee”)

This wondrous gallery is home to the distinctive designs of local artist/metalsmith Whealan Massicott who’s motivated by the Caribbean’s people, beauty, and culture. Being a musician at heart allows life’s movements, patterns, and rhythms to play out in his raw, organic designs. Truly artful, unique, and Caribbean! Feel Good Jewelry is a salute to the simplicity of life and inspiration of creativity. Infinity, Karma, and Wave collections are traveling the world! Voted Best Jewelry & Best Locally-Made Jewelry of the VI on St. Croix for 2012 by the readers of the Daily News. Stop in—we hope you find something that makes you feel good.

Jingle Jangle fun at ib designs.

handcrafted feel good jewelry A wondrous gallery home to distinctive designs by local artist/metalsmith, Whealan Massicott. ib designs’ feel good jewelry is a salute to the simplicity of life and to the inspiration of creativity. Please stop in and say hi to the ib family. We hope you find something special that makes you feel good. Truly artful, truly Caribbean.

Island Tribe of St.Croix

57 Company Street Christiansted, St. Croix

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Clothes Hats Accessories & Swimwear

Hotheads – 340-773-7888



Franklin’s on the Waterfront





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Panache Jewelers Purple Papaya Rare Finds






Royal Poinciana







Sonya Ltd. The Museum Store


Tropical Bracelet Undercover Books

Violette’s Boutique



Tee Shirts



Souvenirs / Gifts

Shoes / Sandals / Hats

Perfume / Cosmetics




Hair Products & Services

Fashion Accessories


Crucian Gold Designworks



Baci Duty Free Cache of the Day

Crystal / China

Clothing - Men


Coffee /T ea / Condiments

Clothing - Women

Clothing - Children

Cigar Humidor


Books / Cards

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Bath & Body

Easy Shopping Guide

Art / Paintings

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Swimwear, beachwear & accessories!

Home Furnishings


Music CD’s / DVD’s


Local Fruits / Preserves / Produce

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 their name — hats, hats, and more hats...and more hats in our new, expanded space that now incorporates mens and boys swim and casual wear! We’re located behind the Ft. Christian Brew Pub in King’s Alley Walk and open 7 days a week--Mon-Sat, 10-6 pm and Sun, 11-4pm.






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Panache Jewelers – 340-719-6624

Finally, Panache Jewelers has arrived on St. Croix! With over 15 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 Witnauer, Bulova, Fossil, and Michael Kors watches, Angelique de Paris bracelets, rings, and earings, and The Hook Company bracelets, Panache also carries a wide assortment of 14K gold, silver, and 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, 11-3pm during Season.

Whimsical home collectibles at Royal Poinciana.

Hibiscus & Bird of Paradise Bloom on June & July Covers!

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Susan Wall

PANACHE JEWELERS Your Ultimate Jewelry Destination

Hibiscus, “Queen of the Tropical Flower,” is a member of the Malvaceae family originating in China; the scientific name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. They’re cultivated in tropical countries throughout the world reaching up to 20’ in height. There is a wide variety of hibiscus colors, textures, and shapes other than the single “common red” that is often seen in landscapes. Thousands of varieties have been hybridized over the years and range from miniatures to 10” across. They can grow slow and sprawling, fast and upright, bushy and compact or as sparse open plants. The Bird of Paradise flower is a perennial plant native to South Africa and known there as a crane flower. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae and named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. This stately species can reach heights of over 3’ tall with large, broad leaves. The flowers are produced in a horizontal inflorescence emerging from a stout spathe and are pollinated by sunbirds using the spathe as a perch when visiting the flowers.

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1114 King Street, Christiansted, VI 00820 Angelique de Paris Bracelets.

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Tropical Bracelet Factory Outlet – 340-719-0672 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.

St. Croix Birds – Up Close & Personal

Kestrel babies.

“Me, Me!”

by Toni Lance It is summer in lovely warm St. Croix and time for baby birds. Even though the weather is conducive on the island to breeding all year long, most birds naturally have their babies in late spring and summer. The White Cheek Pintail has a large group of downy yellow striped ducklings who immediately, after hatching, need to follow in line and keep up. They swim and forage for food on their own yet remain near the mother.

Tropical Bracelet’s Orange Blossom necklace, cast from nature’s own creation, in bronze, Sterling, or gold with genuine stones and pearls.

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The American Kestrel has two or three white fluffy young with full-size yellow talons. But the little falcons are completely dependent on their parents for months. The adult Kestrels are busy finding lizards, mice and insects to feed their carnivorous babies. And it is survival of the fittest as the ravenous young grab and gobble.

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The Common Moorhen babies are quickly in the water and right behind their parents. With their bald, bright red head, they are easily seen by the mother and demand food. When danger is near they know to tuck under and into her feathers. The very tiny Antillian Crested Hummingbird baby sleeps quietly in his small delicate nest waiting for his mother’s return. She is constantly on the move bringing hourly nectar to her high metabolism baby. Like the Hummimgbird, the Bananaquit babies remain in the nest until fully grown. As many as four babies hunker down quietly in the nest until the striking black and yellow mother appears with food. Then the chatter begins as each baby calls out as if to say... “ME, ME.”


On the corner of Queen Cross and Strand Streets, Christiansted.

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Should you come upon an injured or orphaned bird, contact me at 340-773-1839 or the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center at 340-778-1650. The St. Croix Avian Sanctuary-licensed by USVI DPNR - 501(c) 3 www.stcroix thisweek .com

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JOYIA-Inspirational Jewelry – 713-4JOY (4569) Artist and jeweler, Joyia Jones, invites you to her working studio to experience handcrafted jewelry utilizing gold, gold-filled, silver, copper, and precious stones. Come see our “intention jewelryâ€? line and have names, dates, or inspirational words hand- engraved on your pendants, bracelets, and rings‌perfect to commemorate any occasion! Stop by and transform your inspirations into wearable art. Be inspired. Be creative. Be intentional. Mon-Sat 10-5pm. 3A Queen Cross Street

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 & men’s swimwear! Purple Papaya

Street Fair & Fireworks display July 4, Frederiksted. Susan Wall

Be intentional. Be creative. Be inspired.

Inspirational Jewelry

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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,,

The Royal Poinciana – 340-773-9892

Three-piece Shard earrings in Silver, Gold, Copper, and Brass.

Crucian Gold

Just a half block from the government parking lot, stop in for Caribbean-made specialties, Sunny Caribee spices, local condiments and jams, metal art, colorful pottery and hostess gifts, The Thymes Ltd. soaps, lotions, and bath gels, cook books, kitchen accessories, and unusual note cards, gourmet coffees and tea, Vera Bradley bags, island-design tee STX 1/16 - more—gifts PDF temp dresses and much for your 6/19/03 friends and family here or back home. This wonderful shop delights your senses!

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Farm Fresh Where To Find It! ARTfarm LLC – 340-514-4873 Wed, 3-6 pm, Sat, 10-12 noon Farmer / artist Luca Gasperi continues the tradition of quality, fresh, organicallygrown tomatoes, microgreens, salad mixes, cooking greens, fruits, herbs, veggies, edible flowers and coconuts, potted trees and pineapple plants. La Reine Farmers’ Market – 340-778-0998 6:30 am - 11 am Run by the Dept. of Agriculture, vendors offer herbs, carrots, yams, collard greens, lettuce, beets, parsley, chives, mango, avocado, eggfruit, guava, okra, pumpkin, arugula, Chinese cabbage, Soursop, plants & trees. Sejah Farm – 340-773-8065 or 277-6046 Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm, Sat, 7 am – 5 pm Since 1998, Dale and Yvette Browne offer their own livestock, eggs, and organically grown tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, greens, peppers, wate melon, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and beets. Tropics Hydroponics Farm – 340-227-5546 Mon – Fri, 8 – 3 pm, Sat at La Reine Market Brian McCulough specializes in high-quality Bibb lettuce & beefsteak & cluster vineripened tomatoes fed with purified, nutrient-rich well water. First left off Route #80 heading to Salt River.

Baci Duty Free – 340-773-5040

Located on the corner of Queen Cross and Strand Streets, Baci Duty Free is here to serve your island shopping needs. Elegant stones are set in precious metals by designers such as Gabriel, Elma Gil, and Vahan. We also feature Titanium jewelry by the Hook Company along with enamel jewelry by Belle etoile, and copper or bronze creations by Rebecca to name a few. Stop in and be tempted by our wide selection of unique liquors, fine bourbons, scotches, and rums from around the world. A large array of cigars can be found in our Humidor. To complete your shopping experience, we also feature designer sunglasses, authentic treasure coins and South Sea pearls. Finally, eliminate hassles with our stateside packaging service! Mon-Sat 10-6. Visit us at

Create your own intentional jewelry at Joyia! Lindsay Kammerzelt

strand street... cont. Violette Boutique – 340-773-2148

Located in the heart of Christiansted, our staff has offered exceptional service on St. Croix since 1962. We carry European imports at Duty-Free prices. Our lines include fragrances by Vera Wang, Chanel, Givenchy, Lalique, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Sean John, and Tom Ford. Our cosmetic lines include Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Clarins,

and Fashion Fair. We also carry a beautiful selection of designer fashion jewelry by Lalique, watches by Gucci, Technomarine, and Swiss Army, bags by Dooney & Bourke, Kipling, Brighton, and Land, sunglasses, pens, and accessories by Cartier, and Montblanc, and Swiss Army knives. Call 800-544-5912,

VI Farmers’ Coop – 340-773-3276, 201-2224 Sat, 7 am – 3 pm, Estate Grange Across from the VI Health & Fitness Center at Beeston Hill, vendors seek to revive the island’s agriculture industry by pooling their produce for a more consistent supply of locally grown food. Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute – 340-220-0466 Wed, 3:30 – 6 pm, Polly’s, Frederiksted VISFI’s Ridge to Reef Farm is a USDA certified organic farm. Pre-order produce at and pick up or shop Wednesdays at Polly’s. For information on tours, training programs, field trips, and Slow Down dinners visit Find all farms on the St. Croix map pages 54-55. Days and times are subject to change seasonally; call ahead to confirm. www.stcroix thisweek .com

“Coco Noir” by Chanel. Magnetic, intimate, seductive and intensely brilliant.

Violette Boutique

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QUEEN CROSS & STRAND STREET Baci has a large selection of designer sunglasses by:

Maui Jim, Oakley, Costa, Ray Ban, Gucci, Dior and many more. When it comes to watches you will find fine Swiss time pieces by Mido, Frederique Constant, Swiss Army, and Luminox. Great selection from Citizen, Seiko, Bulova, Guess, Fossil, Skagen, and many more. Looking for authentic treasure coins Baci has them and South Sea Pearls. Divers and boaters love Baci selection of Steiner German made binoculars and SeaLife Digital Underwater cameras. Stop in and be tempted by our wide selection of unique liquors, fine bourbons, scotches, and rums from around the world. Eliminate the hassles of buying liquor with our stateside packaging service. Nobody in St. Croix can have abetter selection of name brand cigars found at Baci from: Arturo Fuente, Ashton, Padron, Montecristo, Romeo & Juiliet just to mention a few all found in our wall to wall walk in humidor.

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Island Worship

Rare Finds – 340-713-9254

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. Their handsome yellow buildings at the entrance to Christiansted and red-roofed white wooden church mid-island, along with a contemporary church in Frederiksted, attest to their continued importance.

This fascinating shop is found at the gateway to Gallows Bay — turn left after Tutto Bene on East End Road. 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

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.

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, which had been damaged by a fire in 1996. These and other Anglican churches bear witmess to the large English population which settled here (and also brought us our custom of left lane driving. The large number of Irish settlers, along with Englishmen and Hispanics, have contributed to the presece of the Catholic church; Holy Cross in Christiansted is the oldest in the Virgin Islands; also significant and historic are St. Ann’s (with an interesting shrine) mid-island, and St. Patrick’s in Frederiksted.

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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 an new mid-island home. But these are just a few of the many (at last count over 150) churches on St. Croix, from Seventh-Day Adventist to Methodist, Baptist, Church of God, any many more. You will find that church attendance and activities are important to a large part of our population, and visitors are always welcome at services,often a high point in their experience of our island.

Undercover Books & Gifts

Many other faiths offer places of worship: a Jewish synagoge, a Hindu temple, and a Moslem mosque, to name a few.

Gallows Bay, St. Croix

Phone: 340-719-1567 Phone: 719-1567

The latest in fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books at Undercover Books. Susan Wall

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An easy-to-follow guide is actually the yellow pages of our local phone book beginning on Page 72. www.stcroix thisweek .com

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around the island ARTfarm, LLC • 340-514-4873

Local farmer Luca Gasperi and family grow a great diversity of high quality salads, tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and fruits in small interplanted gardens on the South Shore. Now in their 4th season on the South Shore (14th year farming organically on St. Croix), ARTfarm is known for sweet local tomatoes in the winter months and pineapples in the summer, and local restaurant chefs prize their microgreens and edible flowers. Luca is always experimenting with new crops and the shady farmstand sits near several of the gardens and a tiny art gallery. Arrive early to the stand to greet your neighbors and for the best selection. The farm is available for weddings and farm-to-table events. Current produce listings on their website:

Franklin’s on the Waterfront

There’s a new dog in town! Polly’s brother Franklin is moving in! Franklin’s on the Waterfront, a Caribbean Emporium, will delight your senses...inspire you. Experience the hip, modern vibe of Frederiksted’s new gift and home furnishings emporium. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vase, lamp or other objet d’art, you are sure to find it at Franklin’s! An unparalleled candle selection awaits you, brands like Seda France, Aspen Bay, and Barr Co. Coffee and Tea Connoisseurs-you’ll find all the accoutrement necessary for your gourmet home experience. Of course Franklin didn’t forget his fourlegged friends. He’s wrangled up about the funkiest selection of pet accessories on island! Clever greeting cards, unique Holiday Decor, and art from St. Croix’s finest artists will make you return time and again. Come West-make a day of it! Have a healthy l unch and cappuccino at Polly’s, and step next door to a shop you may til now have thought you could only find stateside! #4 Strand Street, Frederiksted.

The Museum Store – 340-692-2874

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. www.stcroix thisweek .com

Lunares. Simple. Chic. So Fabulously Franklin’s!

Rustico – 340-718-7257

Haitian paper mache Turtles and Fish at The Museum Store. Susan Wall

Rustico is a gallery of treasures for your home or office. From original art to unique custom gifts, Rustico specializes in aroma therapy, candles, unique wood carvings, jewelry and floral designs by Manuela, silk and latex flowers and plants, original paintings, patio furniture, pottery and many other authentic Caribbean arts and crafts. Conveniently located in Princesse Plaza, heading west on Route 75 (0.3 miles from 5 Corners). Twelve years meeting the decoration needs of St Croix`s local clientele and visitors from around the world, Rustico works hard to keep its merchandise fresh and original.

Gifts Home & Garden Accessories 340.718.7257

“Something Different”

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Dining on St. Croix A Taste of St. Croix — Christiansted / Gallows Bay

A Culinary Tour

Ace Roti Shop – 340-719-(ROTI)7684 “Calling All Curry Eaters!” Are you craving for curry dishes at an affordable price? Well, look no further. ACE Roti Shop specializes in traditional Trinidadian Indian curries. You will find chicken, beef, shrimp, fish, and goat curry on our daily menu. We offer two types of roti (bread) to soak up our delicious curry -- dhal puri and paratha aka buss-up-shut. On Saturdays, we serve a traditional Trinidadian appetizer called “Doubles” featured on Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. It is served hot with our homemade Tamarind Chutney. Don’t forget to try our homemade drinks which include Sorrel, Mauby, Peanut Punch, Carrot with Beet, and our delicious selection of Indian desserts! We’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4:30 pm and located at 182 Richmond, just three minutes East of Christiansted. Angry Nates Boathouse & Seafood Emporium – 340-692-6283 Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner 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. MC, Visa. 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

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Avocado Pitt’s Avocado Veggie Wrap with Mix-Berry Smoothie! Susan Wall

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. The Bistro – The friendly staff at The Bistro offers a convenient and unique dining experience with great service, great food, great coffees and great drinks. We offer outdoor seating or indoor air conditioned dining; fast carry-out service

Chicken • Beef • Goat • Shrimp • Fish

Check our Easy Dining Guide on Page 30 for a quick summary of cuisine, meals, and credit card information. Hours may vary seasonally so phone ahead for reservations.

182 Richmond, Christiansted


Ethnic cuisines can be found at a host of great restaurants around the island. Also try West Indian dishes and local, organically-grown salad fixings. Local lobster and the catch-of-the-day, like Wahoo, Mahi, or Tuna are a must! Frederiksted has several quaint ocean-front eateries specializing in everything from elegant dining to soul food to world-class coffees, smoothies, and light fare. Try Sunday brunch or live Jazz on the weekends.

Serving Lunch 10-4:30 pm Wednesday - Saturday 1138 King Street Pentheny Courtyard

Your setting might be the Christiansted boardwalk, an historic townhouse, club, bistro, or coffee house. Dining at a marina, viewing Buck Island, watching the waves on the North Shore, or one of the stellar sunsets in Frederiksted could be fun, too!

“All Curry Eaters”

Breakfast & Lunch Mon – Wed, 8 am to 2:30 pm Thurs – Sat, 8 am to 9:00 pm

St. Croix boasts many talented chefs preparing some of the most creative and flavorful cooking in the Caribbean. Here you’ll find dining experiences to please any palette, whether you are seeking world-class international cuisine, a casual family meal, or a quick and delicious take out!


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FIND CHRISTIANSTED & GALLOWS BAY RESTAURANT LOCATIONS ON PG. 56. is also available. The Bistro opens early and serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday.  The baristas and chefs specialize in fresh coffees, espresso, daily breads, bagels, pastries, salads, soups and sandwiches.  The menu and environment are kid friendly with a dedicated focus on health conscious options.  The Bistro, located in Gallows Bay in Christiansted, is next to the local bookstore and specialty shops favored by many islanders.  Find easy directions and check out the full food and drink menus online at cafĂŠ fresco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-719-0126 Located in an old-world style, walk-through courtyard in the historic Pentheny building (1813), we offer long-time favorites, like â&#x20AC;&#x153;the funky chicken saladâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;the fresco phattyâ&#x20AC;? near our famous mermaid fountain or under our big green awning. From our daily homemade soups, salad dressings, and fresh-cut vegetables, to our home-brewed hibiscus-passion iced tea and ground-fresh coffee, all that comes out of our kitchen is made with pride just for you.  A European feel in the heart of Christiansted, we are a quick walk from government parking lot;

cafĂŠ frescoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funky Chicken Salad.

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enter on Strand or King Streets. For breakfast or gourmet lunch on-the-go, use our curb-side service or in-town delivery (voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Deliveryâ&#x20AC;? in the latest Daily News readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; poll). Open Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wed, 8 am to 2:30 pm, Thurs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat, 8 am to 9:00 pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;live music 6-9 pm.

Club Comanche Pavilion Lounge/Rum & Wine Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-773-0210 The historic and fabled Club Comanche Hotel offers two new meeting spotsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Pavilion Lounge and The Rum & Wine Bar. The beautiful, timber-framed Pavilion Lounge upstairs overlooks Christiansted Harbor. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails (best handmade mojitos in the Caribbean), $10. menu plates, and live music Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm in a casual, elegant atmosphere.  The Rum & Wine Bar (St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only), under the Comanche bridge, is in an original Danish settlement structure built in 1756.  This cozy space, with over 20 varieties of rum and reasonably-priced wines, opens into a beautiful secluded garden.  Wine tastings every Thursday at 6 pm with special tapas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; four glasses for twenty bucks! Live piano music Fridays at happy hour 5-7 pm. Both spots open every day at 4 pm. Ft. Christian Brew Pub â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-713-9820 Enjoy casual boardwalk dining or upstairs with a spectacular view of the harbor at the VIsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only micro-brewery/pub.  In addition to burgers, wings, soup & salads, our unique menu features crab, duck, steamed mussels, shrimp & fresh

Open 7 Days a Week for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Burgers & Beer

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Mexican Restaurant & Sports Bar

Authentic Mexican Food


Monday 11 am - 9 pm Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

340-713-0222 5032 Anchor Way, Arawak Bldg. Suite 1, Christiansted (Across from Gallows Bay Hardware) www.stcroix thisweek .com

On the Christiansted Boardwalk overlooking the Harbor www.angrynates.comr340r692-6283 692-6283

The Pavilion Lounge

Upstairs at the Comanche Opens at 4 pm every day Live Music Friday and Saturday at 8 pm Best handmade Mojitos in the Caribbean


Seafood & Steaks Classic Pizza Fresh Fruit Smoothies Ice Creams Open 7 days a week 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sunday Brunch

The Sperbers-Emily, Lily, Victoria, Miles.

55 Company Street

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local fish. Dine from 11 am - 10 pm daily. 5 hand-crafted ales are brewed on the premises & served frosty cold on tap.  Mon night specials include free draft ale with a steak or seafood entree; Two for Tues features 2 for 1 drinks from 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm; Wed is $15 for a Bucket of Beers; Thirsty Thurs are quenched with $10 Pitchers of Ale. ½-price appetizers are featured during Happy Hours Mon thru Fri from 4:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:00 pm.  On Sat enjoy $5 Bloody Marys all day with $2 Beer & $4 Well Drinks from 9 pm to 11 pm. Voted the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bar with the Best Live Entertainment in the VIâ&#x20AC;? by Daily News readers for 2011! MC, VISA.

destination for visitors. Our menu features a creative twist on the classics of southern cuisine, from hush puppies to fresh salads, and poâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boy sandwiches to chicken fried steak. Choose between BBQ specialties we hardwood smoke on site and signature entrees like pan-seared catfish and Coca-Cola marinated hanger steak. Our 2 full bars are manned by St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most skillful mixologists, ready with cold beers, frozen drinks, and exotic cocktails. Co-owned by singer/songwriter John Eddie, our â&#x20AC;&#x153;venue with a viewâ&#x20AC;? offers great live music most nights.

Galangal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-773-0076 As one approaches the 1729 House, the tan one across from Fort Christiansvaern Park, the Galangal sign, made from wine corks by a patron, is hardly visible from the street. Opening the aubergine door is almost magical as one steps inside an elegant white-table dining room filled with original paintings, and Indo-Colonial architectural elements. Sitting down at the cool, dry granite bar, one just knows their Martini is going to be ice cold and the red wine will be at 65 degrees. Galangal specializes in authentic modern Thai cuisine, combining traditional ingredients with international flavors and techniques. Freshness is the key to Galangalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bold flavors and consistent quality. Spices from Vietnam and Singapore, curry pastes from Bangkok and unusual Asian vegetables grown in our own gardens give Galangalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dishes their unique and authentic flavors. Even the soup is made Ă la minute. St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 dining destination- ( Dinner 5:30 - 9:30. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Organic Blue Agave Nectar, & come in 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 oz. containers. Try a Fruit Smoothie, Gelato Frappe or homemade Butter Cookies sold in 1/4-pound containers along with Artisan made Gelato (Guava, Passion Fruit, Lime, Coffee) in small batches. 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Ice Cream Parlor in the USVI (Daily News Readers Poll), 2nd Place at Crucian Fusion, and 2nd Place in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taste of St Croixâ&#x20AC;? Desserts! 2012 1st Place Dessert at Cuisine on the Green, & 2012 Trip Advisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Certificate of Excellence. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in Gallows Bay around the corner from Undercover Books. Open Mon,12-6pm, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm.

Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-719-6999 How do these flavors soundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carambola Passionfruit, Guava Soursop, Lime, Mango Papaya, Mango Mint, Pineapple Ginger, & Soursop? Our Organic Sorbets & Fruit Pops are made in house with fruit pulp, lime juice &

John Eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lowlife Bar & Refuge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 715-7977 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve brought the casual vibe of an open-air country roadhouse to the Caribbean and created â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tennessee by the Sea!â&#x20AC;? This latest addition to the Christiansted boardwalk is fast becoming both a local favorite and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;must experienceâ&#x20AC;?

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Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cantina â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-713-0222 This Mexican Restaurant & Sport Bar (little Mexico in Gallows Bay) is owned by chef Maria Fonrougeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;actually from Mexico! They will transport you there with Authentic Mexican Cuisineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;something for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; meat lovers to vegan. Busy? No problem! Go-go Burritos and Tacos, made-to-order, are served as fast you can say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andale!â&#x20AC;? Specialvalue Kids Menu. Margaritas, Sangria, Micheladas, and Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Signature Drinks made fresh daily.  There are 14 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for our Sport Fans.  Eat in AC or out in the new courtyard. Kitchen open Monday 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm. Winner! Tied for First Place EntrĂŠe, A Taste of St. Croix 2013, with Pescado a la Veracruzana!

The Pavilion Lounge

Savant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-713-8666 Upstairs at the Comanche This little place is hard Opens at 4to pmdescribe. every dayIt has the ultimate food with a really cool at vibe. Live Music Friday and Saturday 8 pmInside is cozy and as well. The Courtyard Bestsophisticated handmade Mojitos in the Caribbean is an open-air piece of art they do tell. The "WBJMBCMFGPS4QFDJBM&WFOUTt food is the most creative they say (voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most Creative Cuisine,â&#x20AC;? Daily News 2009 Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Poll). From our kitchen comes fresh fish, grilled baby calamari, and our famous stuffed filet. The specials are over the top â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know

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FIND CHRISTIANSTED & GALLOWS BAY RESTAURANT LOCATIONS ON PG. 56. what to order in this little spot. As hard as you try, you might never find as interesting a place as this to dine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the food, to the wine, to the magic of this place and even to your waiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, MondaySaturday, 6-10pm. Tavern 1844 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-773-1844 If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re craving an incredible burger and a draft beer to wash it down with, come to Tavern 1844.  How about a dozen freshshucked oysters, or our signature lobster mac â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n cheese or award-winning handmade Ravioli?  Tavern 1844 has the largest beer menu in the VI and a burger menu just as compelling.  Every dish is made to order, so be prepared to have your taste buds revitalized!  Try out never-been-frozen mussels steamed in the broth of the day along with some hand-cut, duck-fat fries or just Brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon.  In a great atmosphere just two blocks up from the boardwalk, Tavern 1844 is the best place on island for burgers and seafood and the only place on island for a draft Guinness!  Facebook us! The Court Yard Restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-773-7769 Nestled in historic downtown Christiansted, The Court Yard on Company Street will delight you with its variety of cuisines and relaxed atmosphere. The Court Yard offers something special for everyone entailing great seafood, fresh salads, pizza, steaks, and house made desserts. Try our signature cocktail menu. As a recent winner of the Soup De Cure, The Court Yard has become one of St. Croix must visit restaurants. Not only will you have an amazing dining experience, but you will dine in a piece of history. Our Danish


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courtyard has remained virtually unchanged since the 18th century. Rod iron gates, stone walls, and a cool breeze help The Court Yard on Company Street retain its place as a staple of Christiansted. We look forward to your family joining ours.

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You Are Here Bar & Grille â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 two 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 and Continental culture. Local artists showcase their artwork, we have free WiFi, a power strip at the bar for plug-ins, and the menu offers food that is both Quick and Savory.  Open 11 am -11 pm, Monday Saturday, it is home of the largest World Map on island so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always know where you are when You Are Here! Winner! Tied for First Place EntrĂŠe, A Taste of St. Croix 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Come in for our Shrimp Corndogs!



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Beach Side Café 340-772-1205 or 340-772-1266 Dine alfresco overlooking the Caribbean Sea! At lunch, sip your favorite cocktail while enjoying your choice of Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads & Creative Wraps. Sunsets at the Beach Side Café are stunning! From the amazing Green Flash to the beautifully streaked pink skies, evenings are almost ethereal. Eclectic seaside dining awaits you then with Bang Bang Lobster, Huge Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Pastas & more. Open Thursday – Monday, Lunch 11:30 2:30 pm, Burgers & Fun Food, 2:30 - 6 pm, Dinner 6 – 9 pm, Sunday Brunch 10 – 3 pm. Happy Hour 4 – 6 pm in the Iguana Lounge. Thursday dinner, 2 for 1 bottles of wine. Wine Club 2nd Fridays, Beer Club the last Friday of every month. Call to reserve your date for celebrations, special events, and destination weddings! The Blue Moon • 340-772-2222 where jazz has a home, is located in historic Victoria House at 7 Strand Street. Awardwinning cuisine with a Cajun flair, featuring fresh local fish, great salads, their unique New Orleans Alfredo, and homemade desserts. An extensive selection of fine wines is available to complement your meal. Join us Wednesday and Friday nights and at Sunday Brunch for the island’s best live jazz scene, in an eclectic open-air setting on the Frederiksted waterfront. Be sure to stop in for a cocktail at sunset. Open 6 days a week – lunch Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 2 p.m., dinner Tuesday – Saturday 6 pm – until. Call for reservations.

Polly’s Wraps of Love. “The Veggie.”  Wrap yourself in organic local veggie nervana.  Only at Polly’s... Frederiksted.  Mmmmmmmm.......

Polly’s at the Pier Internet Cafe—340-719-WIFI (9434) Coffee lovers rejoice! Enjoy world-class coffees, a decadent Ghirardelli Frappe, or a 100% Fruit Smoothie in a “hip, funky, and friendly” Urban-Caribbean art gallery. Our selection of loose-leaf teas is unsurpassed on the island. Polly’s showcase salads are made from the freshest local organic produce that our beautiful and bountiful island has to offer. Our wraps are healthy and light. Sweet Pea’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are served up with Buttery Perfection! Frederik’s Loveburger was voted #1 Veggie Burger on St. Croix! Sip a glass of organic wine, or relish a dish of local ice cream, and capture an incredible West End Sunset. Three Internet stations plus Wi-Fi. Polly’s at the Pier...”An Uptown Coffee Shop in Downtown Frederiksted.” Open weekdays from 7am-6pm, Sat/Sun 8am-5pm.

Cruzan Barrel – 340-713-0612 Cruzan Barrel is located at # 2 Strand Street on the waterfront in Frederiksted. Open on cruise ship days, we feature a fine selection of local products including Fort Christian Brew Pub apparel, their fine selections of beers, and an assortment of Cruzan Rums and other local gift items. In case you need a vehicle to see the island, Budget Rent-a-Car also maintains and office at Cruzan Barrel. So if you need an ice cold, local hand-crafted ale, or a car to go and find one, stop in and see us at Cruzan Barrel!

Rhythms at Rainbow Beach – 340-772-0002 Just one mile North of the Cruise Ship Pier in Frederiksted, Rhythms offers the island’s best limin’ beach! Hang with the locas and play volleyball in the sand or catch the best sunset of your life – maybe even see the “Green Flash!” Great food and drinks. Best bands every Sunday, 3-7pm. Open 7 days a week, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm.

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TurtlesDeli – 340-772-3676 Turtles After Dark – 340-772-3936 Turtles Deli has won international acclaim and numerous awards including ‘The Best Deli in the Virgin Islands,’ in a Daily News readers’ poll, for their oversized, sumptuous sandwiches on fresh baked breads. St. Croix’s only seaside gourmet deli is a must stop on your Frederiksted visit for delicious sandwiches, pastries, and specialty coffees. Open 8:30 am for coffee/pastries, 9:30 -5 pm for sandwiches. Monday - Saturday. Call in orders and take out.Turtles After Dark, right above the deli, serves everything the deli doesn’t from 100% Angus Burgers to Grilled Lobster Platters and succulent steaks. Fifty-cent wings on game nights. Local specialties include Man Soup and Kallaloo. Three Time Winner in the Crucian Fusion Culinary Awards. Full Bar. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.

A Taste of St. Croix EAST END Divi Carina Bay Resort – 340-773-9700 From the daily lunch buffet seaside at Dockside, to the island’s best brick-oven pizza at East End Pizza to Rok Dining and the Lobster Fest at the Starlite Grille; there’s always a great dining experience to be had at Divi Carina Bay! Mondays…”Meet the Cooks” as they amaze you with their culinary talents. Tuesdays, Viva Italia during the “Taste of Italy Buffet” along with Kiki & the Fire Dancers. Wednesday…go loco at the “Mexican Buffet” and place your bet at the Crab Races with Tito & Sue. Thursday is the “Caribbean Beach Barbeque”, complete with Steel Pans, Quadrille Dancers and Mocko Jumbies! Saturday night is the “Beachside Pig Roast” with live entertainment that’ll have you dancing the night away!

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Try Divi Carina Bay’s Kalaloo of experiences! From modern day stone-aged cooking with the Rok Dining to the most raved about pizza at East End Pizza. Mixing Caribbean Culture with American flare there is Caribbean Beach Barbecue or Pig RoastAMNight both held beach side. 10:33:29 You can also check out the nightly entertainment. Reservations are required. Call (340) 773-9700! Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Resort Where there’s fun for everyone! June / July 2013 • Page 25

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Blue Water Terrace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-692-BLUE (2583) Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a restaurant! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a market! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a deli! And, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re new on St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East End right across from Buck Island so all diners have a fabulous view! Specialties include steaks and seafood, Loriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous fried chicken, BBQ ribs, Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, huge hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads, and pizzas. The Market features specialty items including local produce, wine, beer, and imported cheeses. Our Deli offers ice cream plus a bakery, coffee bar and take out meals. Restaurant open for brunch, lunch, and dinner Tuesday -Saturday, 9 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 pm and Sunday from 9 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 pm. The Market is open every day from 6 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 pm and the Deli Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturday, 6 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 pm. Find sample menus on our website at The Buccaneer Restaurants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-712-2100 The Buccaneer, just minutes east of Christiansted on Route 82, offers casual open-air dining beachside at The Mermaid for lunch and seasonal dinners. Soups, salads, burgers, fish, sandwiches, along with tropical drinks and vintage cocktails. Daily 11:30-5:30pm. Enjoy cocktails with a view, fine wines and dining al fresco or in a/c in the historic Great House at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant. Daily specials include fresh fish and seafood, steaks, pasta, and heavenly desserts. Live entertainment seasonally. Casual chic dress code. Reservations please. Cocktails from 4-11 pm, light menu from 5-9:30 pm and dinner 6-9:30 pm. See menus at www.thebuccaneer. com/dine.htm. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menus available. A member of Historic Hotels of America. Awarded â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Sunset Barâ&#x20AC;? by Brides magazine; 2010 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Cheeseburgers in Paradise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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, guitar virtuoso Steve Katz on

Sunday.  Mercy Child plays on Fridays except once a month when we feature one of Chicken Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like a hamburger at Cheeseburgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (overheard recently), the East End Headquarters for food, fun, and frolic!â&#x20AC;? Cultured Pelican Ristorante â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. An imaginative dinner menu with nightly specials is served from 6pm 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. A fabulous Sunday brunch is served from 10am to 2pm and offers $2 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The entire menu is available for takeout as well as a complete catering menu. MC/VISA. Reservations suggested. Dugganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reef â&#x20AC;˘ 340-773-9800 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see why this beachfront restaurant has been a local favorite for more than 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;voted Best Seafood on St. Croix by readers of the Daily News! An informal, open-to-the-breeze spot overlooking Buck Island, Dugganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is open for dinner every night from 6 to 9:00. 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 your choice of freshly prepared desserts. Try Frank Dugganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday Brunch 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm with Eggs Benedict, Quiche, weekly specials, and $3 Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Reservations welcomed. MC, VISA.

The Galleon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-718-9948 A classic Island favorite overlooking the yachts at Green Cay Marina. Happy Hour 4-6pm and dinner 6-10pm seven days a week, Sunday Brunch 10-2pm. Try Executive Chef Kenneth Biggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; imaginative appetizers like Homemade Pasta, Housemade Duck Liver Pate, Escargot Provencale, or Caesar salad prepared tableside, and a gourmet entrĂŠe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fresh local lobster when available, osso bucco, Chateaubriand for two, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Galleonâ&#x20AC;? filet mignon topped with lobster medallions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then let our knowledgeable staff suggest a wine from our extensive, awardwinning Wine Spectator Award cellar to compliment your meal. Vegetarian specials, luscious desserts. Piano bar and live music nightly by St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best! New Bar Menu! Secure parking, air-conditioned, reservations recommended. VISA, MC, AMEX.

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The Pickled Greek â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-713-1868 Peter Skrivanos and his family welcome you with open arms and old world recipes! Our award-winning menu was inspired by the homecooked Greek meals that Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother and grandmother prepared for him as a child. As with many Greek family recipes nothing was written â&#x20AC;&#x201C; instead they were handed down with a pinch of this and a dash of that. His chefs work with Peter to recreate childhood recipes complete with favorites like dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), souvlaki, authentic Greek gyros, and mousake. Enjoy one of our famous Greek pizza â&#x20AC;&#x201C; highly recommended! And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Bakalava ice cream! Located Âź mile East of Christiansted. Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat, 4-10pm. Call for reservations, takeout, private parties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its like Greece without the airfare!â&#x20AC;? New look, new feel, same great food.

Good Spirits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-692-4663 Good Spirits, on the East End Road at The Reef, is a fun, unique island spot for awardwinning food in a casual, outdoor venue at very affordable prices. Loyal customers feast on house-smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork, hand-crafted burgers and homemade desserts. Happy hour daily and nightly specials make Good Spirits an East End destination! Free WiFi! Good Spirits is a great place to grab a family meal to goâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no one does takeout better! Feeding a large group? Just give us a call! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also got a small market with snacks, bottled water, beer, wine, liquor, bagged ice and more. Good Spirits also offers villa provisioning and delivery. Closed on Mondays for the summer.Visit or

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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 or other special event. Business travelers will enjoy the 1000 square foot air-conditioned meeting room. Please call for reservations. St. Croix May #6

Waves at Cane Bay First Place Winner—St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Cuisine on the Green—Local Mahi & Wahoo Fish Cakes with Caviar Remoulade & Summer Corn Relish! Susan Wall

Mocha Jumbies – 340-718-5252 Come to Mocha Jumbies Cafe and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere with great food, desserts and specialty/classic coffee drinks. We have the island’s freshest coffee which can be transformed into a creative assortment of drinks.  Try the hand-crafted sodas such as Water Melon/Prickly Pear and other island favorites. Or just have a classic cappuccino from our beautiful Italian espresso machine but, with locally-roasted beans from Virgin Island Coffee Roasters!  We offer a yummy selection of sandwiches from vegetarian meatball sub to our tasty Scarano Italian Sub.  Finish the experience off with our Coconut Palm Pie! We are located on Northshore road in Princesse Plaza . Our hours are Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sat, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call your order in ahead!

Authentic Mexican Food Lunch - Dinner Open every day but Tuesday 11 am - until? (the last person pays their bill)


Pirate’s Tavern – 340-778-9650 Pirates Tavern is located in the quaint Salt River Marina. Salt River is a National Park and the Marina and restaurant are within the boundaries of the park. At Pirates Tavern you will find an eclectic mix of locals, tourists, businessmen and women, retirees and even college students. Pirates Tavern is well known for its authentic Mexican food, daily specials, and great drinks – Home of the 20-oz, $5.00 Margarita! Come on by and enjoy. Open 11:00 am - 9:00 pm for the kitchen, bar stays open until the last bill is paid! 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

The Waves at Cane Bay – 340-718-1815 or 340-718-4745 Experience intimate seaside dining at The Waves at Cane Bay. Casually elegant, The Waves has beautiful views of Cane Bay, Hamm’s Bluff, and gorgeous sunsets. The Waves serves fine cuts of meat, locally caught seafood, and fresh vegetables along with creative and delicious Chef ’s specials. The Waves also has a fully stocked bar with Happy Hour daily from 4-6 pm plus nightly drink specials. Open seven nights a week for dinner from 6-10 pm and for Sunday Brunch from 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Reservations suggested. The Waves at Cane Bay … fine dining on the rocks!

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El Flamboyant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-779-3285 â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like coming here.â&#x20AC;? 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 Yvonneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 shish-kabobs home from the drive-up booth on the road! Located mid-island between Centerline Road and the Highway on Route #663, they are open every day. See the ad for hours or give us a call 340-779-3285.

Try El Flamboyantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stew Pot Fish with Green Plantain Motongo or the House Specialtyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tostones Rillenos with Lobster, Conch, Shrimp or Octopus in a Stew, Butter Sauce or Salad! Susan Wall

SWITCHEL A favorite sailorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drink of molasses, water, vinegar and rum. PUNCH A combination of tea, sugar, lemons, water and rum. The name comes from the Hindustani panch meaning five for their ingredients of tea, Arrack or distilled date or palm juice, sugar, lemons and water. The West Indians substituted rum for the Arrack. MISS BLYDEN A combination of sugar, rum and the juice of prickly pear, bottled and buried in the ground until seasoned. Divers Information on The Romantic History of St. Croix by Florence Lewisohn, Published by the St. Croix Landmarks Society, 1964.

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Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort Restaurants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-778-3800 Welcome to our open-air restaurants at Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa with inspiring cuisine, an extensive wine cabinet, and attentive Caribbean service. Our Saman Restaurant offers breakfast on the terrace or inside with the mahogany-framed doors wide open to enjoy the morning sea air and views. Poolside by the beach is our Flamboyant Beach Bar. Kick back and enjoy a Cruzan frozen beverage or a cold beer with your lunch from the grill. Experience the famous Pirates Buffet & Mocko Jumbies Show. Dance under the starry sky and taste local St. Croix cuisine. Saman open 7 days a week, 7 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30 am. Flamboyant Bar open 7 days a week, 11:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm. Pirate Buffet every Friday from 6:30 -9:30 pm. Reservations please.

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Easy Dining Guide Restaurant Ace Roti Shop Angry Nates Boathouse & Seafood Emporium Avocado Pitt Beach Side Café Blue Moon Blue Water Terrace café fresco Cheeseburgers Comanche Pavilion Lounge Comanche Rum & Wine Bar Cruzan Barrel Cultured Pelican Ristorante

Dockside at Divi Carina Bay Duggan’s Reef East End Pizza at Divi Carina Bay El Flamboyant Flamboyant Beach Bar at Carambola Fort Christian Brew Pub Freedom City Surf Board Shop & Grill Galangal The Galleon Good Spirits Jaccar Sorbet John Eddie’s Lowlife Bar & Refuge Maria’s Cantina Mocha Jumbies Pirate’s Tavern Polly’s at the Pier Rhythms at Rainbow Beach Saman Restaurant at Carambola Savant

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Cheeseburger’s — Fri 6-9pm Comanche Pavilion Lounge — Fri 8pm Divi Casino Showbar — Fri 10pm-2am, Sat 9pm-2am, Sun 6pm-10pm John Eddie’s Lowlife Bar & Refuge — Thurs, Fri, Sat 8-11:00pm The Palms at Pelican Cove — Fri – Sat 6-9pm Rhythms at Rainbow Beach — Sun 3-7pm

Comanche Rum & Wine Bar — Fri 5-7pm The Galleon — Fri 6-10pm

Good Spirits — Thurs 6-9pm

Beach Side Café — Sat 6:30-9:30pm Buccaneer Terrace Lounge — Fri 7-10pm

Buccaneer Terrace Lounge — Mon 7-10pm Palms at Pelican Cove — Sun 11-2pm

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Wine: Best Pick!

Maria’s Cantina—Little Mexico in Gallows Bay!

Seghesio Family Vineyards Sonoma Zinfandel by Anne Salafia

When Edoardo Seghesio came to California from the Piedmont area of Italy in the late 1800s, he settled in Sonoma County like so many other Italian immigrants. These early Italian settlers did what they knew best; they farmed grapes. “A half dozen of these Italian families were the original settlers in the wine industry,” said Byron Gregory of Prestige Wine Group. “The Martinellis began their winery in 1896; there were the Rafanellis...” Sonoma County, with its cool evenings and warm days, enjoyed a climate ideal for Zinfandel grapes which reminded the immigrants of the fruit-rich wines of Italy. Edoardo Seghesio started his vineyard in 1895: Seghesio Family Vineyards. The winery remained family owned until 2011 when it joined Crimson Wine Group. Although the vineyard initially sold inexpensive, bulk wines (and sacramental wines during Prohibition), Seghesio Family Vineyards is now regarded as a Zinfandel specialist. “A few years ago, the Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel was the only American wine in the Top Ten on the Wine Spectator list,” said Gregory, who considers it a best value on the market. Its grapes come from the Alexander and Dry Creek valleys and evidence notes of black raspberry and spice. “I feel best when I can find a great bottle of wine that restaurants can put on a wine list for $40 or $45,” Gregory says. “You want to over-deliver and give the consumer the best bang for the buck. Seghesio has overdelivered over and over and over again.” Find Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel at fine restaurants on St. Croix. www.stcroix thisweek .com

Maria’s Margarita Grande with Monterrey Arrachera Street Tacos—homemade tortillas topped with onions, cilantro, and fresh radish, and First Place Taste of St. Croix entrée Pescado a la Veracruzana with olives, capers, and potatoes (“A traditional dish from where I am from.”) Susan Wall

Now you can get authentic Mexican dishes prepared fresh daily at Maria’s Cantina, the newest restaurant in Gallows Bay! “Most of what we serve are my family’s recipes, the rest is my own version of what I like,” says owner Maria Fonrouge.   Maria is actually from Mexico, specifically Acayucan in Veracruz, and says, “my home town is just like St. Croix!” She lived in the US briefly before arriving here almost three years ago. “My family is really awesome, all my values are from my parents, they always taught me to work hard because that was the only way to make dreams come true. My mother is hard-working; we use to own a cheese factory and I remember her going every single day to sell the produce. Together my Mom and Dad made so many sacrifices to give me an education so I would have a better future.” “I have a degree in tourist business management,” she explains, “but my passion has always been cooking. My parents couldn’t afford expensive culinary school so I learned from books and playing all the time in the kitchen. I became a sales manager for different hotels in Mexico, but the passion for cooking kept calling me and I decided to follow my dream—I have wanted to own my own restaurant since I was 10 or 12 years old!”

What does Maria like best about being a chef? “I like to make people happy with my food like the main character in one of my favorite movies, Como Agua Como Chocolate. She believed she could make people cry or be happy according to your mood when you are cooking. “The restaurant has been great,” Maria says, “local people love the food!” What’s most popular? “Anything with carnitas and green sauce—people love green enchiladas stuffed with carnitas!” “Signature drinks are Margaritas (we make our own mix) and Sangria (we always have different flavors). Our signature dish will be the Taste of St. Croix 2013 First Place Entrée winner,  Pescado a la Veracruzana. Another favorite: street tacos served with home made tortillas.  Located across from the hardware store at Gallows bay, Maria’s Cantina is open Monday from 11am to 9 pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 10 pm. (Bar stays open till the last person). They’re also open Sundays during football season with 14 TVs. Whether dining in AC or the Courtyard, Maria’s Cantina is the perfect place to go to Mexico without traveling! Authentic flavors cold beer - great Margartitas - awesome food!, 340-713-0222 June / July 2013 • Page 31

Attractions & Tours



Randall â&#x20AC;&#x153;Docâ&#x20AC;? James Racetrack â&#x20AC;˘ 340-713-7228 Get in the game! Catch live horse racing every month. Check the TRAXCO ad in the Events Calendar for dates and post times.

Buck Island Reef National Monument â&#x20AC;&#x201C; See the first designated underwater National Park; the first National Park whose primary designation was to protect a coral reef system. Two beaches, two picnic areas. Reached by authorized National Park concessionaires.

Salt River National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-773-1460 Tours of both sides of the park. Great view of Salt River Bay from the Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. Bookstore. Open by appointment.

Carl & Marie Lawaetz Family Museum â&#x20AC;˘ 340-772-1539 This house museum provides a rare view of Danish West Indian life. Ruins and rambling gardens. Call for seasonal hours. Christiansted National Historic Site â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This 7-acre park has a number of historic structures including Fort Christiansvaern, the Steeple Building Museum, the Scale House, and the Old Danish Customs House (Visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Center). Tours available. See Tours. Divi Carina Bay Casino â&#x20AC;˘ 340-773-7529 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Play at our 1st and only casino. Table games, video poker, slot machines. Free entertainment. Fort Frederik Museum & Art Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fort Tours and Gallery Showings, (340) 772-2021.

The Roseway â&#x20AC;˘ 340-626-7877 (World Ocean School) A registered U. S. National Historic Landmark schooner. Daily public sunset sails and private charters Dec â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March. Shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store.

Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delights await you at the St. George Village Botanical Garden! Susan Wall

St. George Village Botanical Gardens â&#x20AC;˘ 340-692-2874 1500 native and exotic species on 16 acres. Daily tours. Museum Store.

Government House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Located on King Street in Christiansted, this historic landmark was constructed in 1742 and long served as the palace of the Danish Monarchy. Tours available.

Whim Museum â&#x20AC;˘ 772-0598 Tour a completely restored sugar cane plantation. Daily Greathouse tours and s elf-guided walking tours of the grounds. Museum Store.

L Unique island rainforest getaway L Comfortable, eco-friendly lodging L Fun, natural site for reunions & weddings L Relax here in natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s splendor L Wilderness skills workshops L Orchard, garden, & historic ruins tours L Edible and medicinal plant walks L Guided rainforest & nature trail hikes L Campfire activities L Homeschool & after-school programs

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Island – Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours 340-773-6700

Guided Christiansted Tours, Nina York, Danish & English 340-718-7017. Self-guided, both towns, see Pages 57 & 58.

Kayak – Bush Tribe Eco Tours, Sea-Thru Kayaks, Virgin Kayak Tours See Watersports for details. Mixed Venue – C.H.A.N.T. (Crucian, Heritage, & Nature Tourism) 340-719-5455

Horseback – Paul & Jill’s Equestrian Stables 340-772-2880 or 340-772-2627

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Island Art


Meet Cover Artist Carlos “Tuna” Garcia Born on St. Croix, Carlos is from a typical family of five, he says, with no other members having an artistic bent. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Estate Two Brothers, Carlos “Tuna” Garcia Frederiksted, and now have two grown children of their own—one who works at Universal Studios in Orlando. A self-taught artist, Carlos has worn a lot of hats in his life—taxi driver, carpenter, Hess refinery worker, shark oil distiller, and commercial fisherman. “I have always enjoyed painting, but I have always had to work other jobs to support my family through the years,” he explains. “I started when I was ten, as a student at St. Patrick’s School, sketching by the light of a kerosene lamp. I built a small canoe and painted on it the Three Star logo from a box of matches of the same name. This triggered people to request drawings or paintings from me. I decided to study books with drawings and pictures and it evolved from there. I soon began to paint marine life and aquatic scenes with people in them. Now I’m including historical structures.” “A few years ago, when I had health issues that forced me to retire, I went back to painting and its been great

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therapy for me. Today I paint in my improvised living room where I have turned a section into a studio. My favorite things to paint are natural scenes that include birds, animals, and flowers and I like acrylics because it dries faster and last longer than anything else. The late Leo Carty and Paul Youngblood are my inspirations.” Why the name “Tuna?” “I remember, as a child, watching the Tuna jump and always want to fish for them. As an adult, I was able to do just that as a commercial fisherman. I caught so many that I was given the nickname “Tuna” years ago and it still sticks.”

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Carlos “Tuna” Garcia had his Premier Exhibit of paintings and sketches at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Frederiksted, in December 2010, introducing himself to a whole new audience. Tuna’s work is spirited, colorful, whimsical, primitive, and personal. Bob Gleeson, at Many Hands in Christiansted, has the largest selection of his paintings and prints in all sizes including greeting cards. Smaller collections can also be found at Ft. Frederik Museum Store and St. George Village Botanical Garden Museum Store. Although, he has many private clients, his works can be seen hanging at Sterling Optical as well as the VI Cardiac Center. What would you say to encourage student artists? “I would urge them to study and keep their work original for therein lies the satisfaction and selfesteem.” Carlos “Tuna” Garcia Arte-de-CarlosGarcia/244491663121 340-772-2473 www.stcroix thisweek .com

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FIND LOCAL ART AT CARIBBEAN MUSEUM CENTER & DOZENS OF GALLERIES IN BOTH TOWNS! Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 772-2622 A showcase for local talent and international arts, the Museum Center is housed in an 18th century Danish townhouse on Frederikstedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magnificent waterfront. CMCArts offers year-round exhibitions, classes, and shows for all ages. The Artistsin-Residence Program offers special classes, demonstrations and â&#x20AC;&#x153;open studioâ&#x20AC;? 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 D&D Studio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-719-1201 This studio, located at 55 Company Street, sells stunning, eye-catching works from the Caribbeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest photographers and is the only gallery in the West Indies devoted entirely to the art of photography. When in historic downtown Christiansted, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited to stop in the Studio and owners Ted Davis and Sam Dike will show you

delightful new exhibits in a sophisticated gallery setting. Take home an original St. Croix Poster or any of our famous note card packs priced at only $20! Open Mon-Sat 10-5pm. Call or visit us on the web at D&D Studio, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Photography is Art!â&#x20AC;? Henle Studio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-718-0372 Celebrating 20 years, this historic loft in Christiansted showcases the paintings and prints of the late Maria Henle, the photographs, books and films of St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier photographer Fritz Henle, and the fine art photographs of Tina Henle. Other featured artists are Toni Lance, Larry Lipsky, Steve Rockstein, Sydney Solis, Nicolette Jelen, Cynthia Hatfield, Sacha Tebo, Janet Morgan and Lyn Voytershark. New exhibitions and events during Season. Call for appointment. Â

Maufe Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340-332-4556 There is always something interesting at MaufĂŠ Gallery, featuring an array of artists and artwork. Gallery owner/artist ThĂŠrèse Trudeau welcomes you to MaufĂŠ 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 Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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Island Weddings Begin your life together on a beautiful island!


Pinning Your Way to The Altar

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 Here you can also download an application for a wedding license. For more info, call 800-372-USVI or 778-9750.

Black & white makes a dramatic moment timeless! Tina Henle

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Capture your wedding, event or family portraiture with the award-winning photography of Tina Henle. Tinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unobtrusive yet engaging approach allows for a wide stylistic range of inspired and creative imagery. Your moments will be preserved for a lifetime in any of St. Croixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural beauty locations of beaches, hillside views, gardens and architecture. Tinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine art photography can also be viewed at the Henle Studio, 55 Company Street, Christiansted. For further info visit

Through classic and contemporary techniques, Quiana introduces a fresh myriad of perspectives depicted in her photographic images. From sassy to exotic to romantic, Quianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Brides and vendors are starting to use Pinterest to help in the planning of their destination weddings. For those of you who have a Pinterest account or for those who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t signed up yet, Pinterest is a great tool! I remember the old â&#x20AC;&#x153;wedding binder.â&#x20AC;? Once engaged, you purchased a 3â&#x20AC;?, 3-ring binder along with dividers, clear plastic page protectors, a label maker, color-coded tabs, markers, and pens. This contraption was your â&#x20AC;&#x153;wedding bible.â&#x20AC;? Any ideas, thoughts, photos, rate sheets, etc. were placed here. Anytime you met with someone, the wedding binder was with you to collect or reference informationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it was your life until you said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do.â&#x20AC;? When planning my own destination wedding in 2009, I went digital with my binder using Google images to collect photos and information. It was easier to show a vendor what I wanted this way and hopefully eliminated any errors of translation! Surfing the net for wedding ideas was fun and introduced many of my vendors to new ideas and concepts. As a Destination Wedding Photographer, my brides asked me to email photos of flowers, dresses, shoes, and other items for inspiration which kept me very organized! In early 2010, Pinterest changes the game completely and could be your new â&#x20AC;&#x153;wedding bible.â&#x20AC;? It allows you to create boards classified by subject or category, i.e. wedding flowers, bridesmaids dresses, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, etc.  On these boards, you can start â&#x20AC;&#x153;pinningâ&#x20AC;? by sourcing images two waysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;useing the url where the image is located or by installing their Pin It button which lets you pin images directly to your boards while you surf the web. Inspiration on the go! And, maybe the best part, you can share your boards with other people like your wedding vendors. They can read your photo descriptions telling them even more about what you want and just may be inspired to create their own board for you! Either way, Pinterest can help you pin your way to the alter! For more info, planning tips, and resources visit Quiana L. Adams, Managing Editor www.stcroix thisweek .com

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.


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).

A Legacy of Cannon — by Nina York When you walk through the streets of downtown Christiansted, you are bound to observe a quantity of old cannon, some painted in the Danish colors of red and white, others maintaining their original black hue. You will note that some are placed against old masonry walls on the street corners, a sensible protection against automobile encounters that would cause equal harm to car and wall, whereas the cannon would survive almost any collision.

Fort Christiansværn’s armory displays, in addition to replicas of the rifles carried by the soldiers, an impressive rack for the large, long-handled tools used to clean the barrel of the cannon between each firing, an essential task to prevent accidental explosion caused by leftover gunpowder there. A similar caution was shown towards the gunpowder stored in a totally dry separate room, free of any source of sparks that might ignite the gunpowder. These relics of life in the former Happily, a cannon salute of sevenDanish colony carry a message. While teen, sometimes more shots would Denmark removed and reclaimed all Ft. Frederik Cannon. Susan Wall be a typical gesture on special occafurniture and other inventory from ofsions such as the arrival of dignitaries or in celebration of the King’s ficial buildings in connection with the sale of the Danish West Indies birthday. In 1776, an enthusiastic Danish soldier at Fort Frederik in in 1917, the cannon were considered outdated and excess baggage, Frederiksted nearly created an international crisis by greeting with a of little use to Denmark , neither then nor for future purposes. They cannon salute an American vessel flying the new flag. A British obremained at the forts of Frederiksted and Christiansted as decorative server reported this traitorous gesture to his military headquarters, mementos rather than weapons of defense. In a sense, that had and a lot of apologies had to be made on the part of the supposedly been their fate from the start. Not a single cannon fire was opened neutral Danish West Indian government. against any enemy from either of our two forts, but just the same, the artillery soldiers stationed there underwent rigorous training in Many of the cannon were forged in Norway, which until 1814 was cannon use and maintenance. It is ironic that neither pirates nor owned by Denmark. A royal forge in Larvik, northern Norway, proenemy nations attacked the forts; in the case of Christiansted in part duced the massive specimens at Fort Christiansværn that guard the thanks to the large coral reef surrounding the harbor except at the entrance to the harbor. No wonder the Danes did not want the task eastern end’s channel, towards which all the cannon were aimed. of loading them on ships back to Denmark! www.stcroix thisweek .com

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Watersports & Activities Explore Buck Island Reef National Monument with the pros!

BUCK ISLAND EXCURSIONS & SUNSET SAILS 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.)

Caribbean Sea Adventures – 340-773-2628

Located adjacent to Fort Christiansvaern, CSA hosts several excursions to this US underwater National Park. Enjoy a full-day sail aboard our 32’ catamaran “Wavedancer” or our 32’ trimaran “Trine.” We also offer half-day glass bottom powerboat excursions, which are the fastest way to get there! Don’t miss out on our famous West Indianstyle BBQ—all you can eat and drink. Ask about our underwater video systems.

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Big Beard’s Adventure Tours Renegade arrives at Buck Island. Try the beach BBQ on the full-day trip!



Teroro II & Dragonfly

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

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


All you can eat & drink! Sunset Sails • Weddings Private Charters Historical Tours

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Live the Adventure: Become a National Geographic Diver! The PADI National Geographic Diver course takes the basic open water course to a higher level and gives you two more dives – one is learning more about navigation underwater, and and the other dive is learning about underwater environment. This course is more about adventure, conservation and exploration. By having the additional skill level in navigation it gives the diver more freedom to explore and to better observe the underwater environment. In 1926 National Geographic published the first color underwater photographs.  Today with the PADI National Geographic Diver course you can follow in the footsteps of the world renown explorers. Visit or call Dive Experience, your PADI National Georgraphic Dive Center to find out more, 773-3307. www.stcroix thisweek .com

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Diving is sweeter with Sweet Bottom Dive Center! Located at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Sweet Bottom Dive Center is managed by husband and wife team Greg and Mel Gapen, both PADI Dive Instructors. They have lived on St. Croix for 3 ½ years and have made it their home. “Coming from the Phoenix area was quite a change for us,” says Greg, “but it was easy to adapt to the culture and beauty of the Virgin Islands.” With its beautiful North Shore location at Davis Bay, Sweet Bottom Dive Center is primarily a shore diving site. The shoreline is located closest to “The Wall,” just over 100 yards away! This makes it an easy dive for both inexperienced and more advanced divers. Davis Bay is also one of the best locations on the North Shore for fun, safe snorkeling. The dive center is a full service PADI Resort shop providing rental scuba gear, snorkel gear, air fills, enriched air, and retail sales. They also offer daily, 2-hour Discover Scuba Diving experiences, and courses from

Greg and Mel Gapen on Davis Bay.

Open Water Diver through Assistant Instructor. The experienced staff loves to cater to their divers with a fresh water shower, towel service, and drinking water next to entry/ exit point and are on hand for guided dives and instruction daily. SBDC also offers dive packages that include room accommodations, shore and boat diving, as well as assisting guests with other island activities, and they’re just a few steps from the

Resort’s beautiful pool and bar/lounge area with scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. “We’re active in supporting local charities, fundraisers, and dive club events and hold annual activities like an Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest, Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, Treasure Hunts, kids summer camps, and many more functions for the hotel guests and the local dive community. When not diving, Greg and Mel like to play golf, sail or just hang out with friends. Their ultimate goal is to live and sail their own boat and visit many of the islands in the Eastern Caribbean. In the meantime, “come dive with us and see why we are consistently given 5-Star ratings for service and fun on tripadvisor®--with one of the best reputations for safety, fun, and training on St. Croix,” says Greg. Sweet Bottom Dive Center 340-778-3800

Explore Buck Island With Us Snorkel or Dive! ■ Power Boat or Sail ■ Full Day and ½ Day Tours ■ Guided Underwater Trail Tour ■ New Beach Shuttle! 4-hour tour, no frills, $25.00


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Watersports & Activities Take the family kayaking – a great way to see things up close!

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.

Teroro II and Dragonfly – 340-718-3161

Relax at the end of the day on a Jolly Mon sunset sail with Caribbean Sea Adventures.

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 competing 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.


St. Croix is the only Caribbean island where a diver can: Dive a Wall—it drops over 13,000 feet, Dive a Reef – the largerst living reef of any Caribbean island, Dive a Wreck – there are 5 within 100 yards of each other, and Dive a Pier – the most phenomenal macro dive you’ll ever do…all in the same day! One day introductory courses and beach dives get beginners in the water within hours of initial instruction!

Cane Bay Dive Shop – 340-773-9913


It’s always a great day at Cane Bay. There’s something for the entire family. Dive, snorkel or just copy.pdf 1 6/29/09 9:57relax AM on the beach at beautiful Cane Bay. A perfect place for beginner snorkeling or diving. The Art by Judith King. perfect spot for the most advanced divers. 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.

Less crowded trips! ● Private charters are our specialty!

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Fish the warm waters surrounding St. Croix with one of our professional captains! 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. Diver Training. We love to dive and it shows!

Sweet Bottom Dive – 340-778-3800

Located on the property of the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Sweet Bottom Dive Shop offers shore diving daily to the famous Davis Bay Wall located just over 100 yards off shore. Dive/Accommodation packages available. Ever wanted to scuba dive? Enjoy a Discover Scuba experience right in front of the resort. We also have great North Shore snorkeling, volleyball, bocce ball, and kayaks, among other activities, on one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Croix. Full-service restaurant and bar/lounge located next to the dive shop. Diving is always sweeter at Sweet Bottom Dive Center!

View the land above and the marine world below with Sea-Thru Kayaks!



Bush Tribe Island Wide Eco Adventures – 340-277-2503

We are your One Stop for ecological and historical excursions! Come snorkel, hike, and kayak with us (day or night) and experience bioluminescent kayaking! Bush Tribe focuses 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!

“The Name Says it All”

Art by Judith King

St. Croix’s original PADI 5 Star IDC Center

Sea-Thru Kayaks VI – 340-244-8696 We are ‘clearly’ the best way to kayak. Our 2 styles of award-winning clear kayaks allow you to view not only the land above but the marine world below. Family owned and operated by lifelong residents Bryce and Craig Scott, we have been ranked by as the #5 activity to do on St. Croix as well as being featured in American Airlines inflight magazine and Frommer’s travel guide. Tours include the amazing, glowing water of our bioluminescent bay which will light up the kayak beneath you as only a clear kayak can do, or our lighted night “Creepy Crawler Critter Hunt”, and Best Of Both Worlds” morning tour. Come see why locals consider us the #1 kayak company. www.stcroix thisweek .com

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Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding to get across the water! And…For adventurous visitors, kiteboarding is a thrill of a lifetime! Kitesurf/Paddlesurf St. Croix – 340-643-5824

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. Call us. We work inside the East End Marine Park.

Go off the beaten path with Bush Tribe Eco Adventures and learn about local vegetation, wildlife, and history!



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See Hamm’s Bluff Lighthouse, Butler Bay, & Sandy Point On An Exciting Jet Ski!

SPORTFISHING Irie Feelin Sportfishing Charters– 340-244-4232

Come fishing aboard Irie Feelin a 40’ air-conditioned Viking rigged to the teeth for offshore fishing including a full complement of Penn International Reels with custom rods and a Release Marine Fighting Chair. Irie Feelin, with bridge and cockpit mezzanine seating, has had a complete interior refit. Captain Harold Price has had more than 25 years of worldwide offshore fishing experience to show you a no compromise adventure on the sea. Let’s go fishing! Call for reservations. Christiansted boardwalk.,

JET SKIS 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

Enjoy a day on Rainbow Beach with West End Water Sports—rent jet skis, kayaks, or snorkel gear then relax with the sunset at Rhythms!

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 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.

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Seaside Tour / Glass-Bottom Boat Charter 340-643-8081

Charter the boat and the captain for you and five friends! Tour Christiansted Harbor and East to Green Cay or your own personalized itinerary. Captain Leklou can customize your tour to suit your interests – seeing island views or sunsets, snorkeling, a celebration, or just some time out on the water with family. Marvel underwater life and the ocean floor from the comfort of a shaded deck.  One set price per hour – $80 for one to six passengers. Seaside Tour offers a private charter at an affordable price! Visit us at Call ahead to reserve. Look for the red and white boat on the boardwalk in front of Angry Nates.

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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.

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

deep, white-sand beach with hotels, beach bars, and restaurants nearby; great swimming and snorkeling.

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!

Vincent F. Mason, Sr. Coral Resort - South of Frederiksted, you’ll find this white, sandy beach and the refurbished Frederiksted pool. New park, paved parking, tables, grills, facilities.

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

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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.

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 buy the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), a division of Coastal Zone Management. Beaches, watersports, hotels, restaurants, and the St. Croix Yacht Club within the parameters.

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

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

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

Three courts located at Canagata Ball Park just East of Christiansted. Lighted for night play. One court located near Fort Frederik in Frederiksted. www.stcroix thisweek .com

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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.

is located in a Strand Street courtyard near the Pier; open weekdays & cruise-ship days. A Christiansted National Historic Site Visitor’s Orientation Center is located at Scale House on King Street at the Wharf. 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. See maps for bank and ATM locations.

St. George Village Botanical Garden.

TAXES. No sales tax but a 10% government tax is applied to hotel rooms. 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 .46 cents for the first ounce, postcards are .33 cents, international rates are $1.10 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.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. The Christiansted Visitors Bureau is located in Government House on Queen Cross Street; open weekdays. The Frederiksted Visitor’s Bureau Page 46 • June / July 2013

Helpful ARTS Caribbean Dance Company......340-778-8824 Caribbean Museum Center.......340-772-2622 Island Center..............................340-778-5271 Pointe Dance Academy..............340-718-0435

AIRLINES American Airlines......................800-474-4884 American Eagle..........................800-433-7300 Cape Air......................................800-352-0714 Coastal Air..................................340-773-6862 Jet Blue........................................800-538-2583 LIAT............................................340-778-9930 Seaborne Airlines & Seaplane . .340-773-6442 U.S. Airways................................800-622-1015 Vieques Air Link . ......................340-778-9858

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Chamber of Commerce.............340-773-1435 St. Croix Hotel Association........340-773-7117 Toll Free.................................800-524-2026

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

HISTORIC St. Croix Landmarks Society.....340-772-0598 Fort Frederik Museum . ............340-772-2021 St. George Village Botanical Garden.... 340-692-2874

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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. Befolk-ningen. 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.

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Phone Numbers LIBRARIES Athalie Petersen Library, Frederiksted...........................340-772-0315 Florence Williams Library, Christiansted..........................340-773-5715

SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS Alcoholics Anonymous..............340-776-5283 Al-Anon/ACOA. . ......................340-718-0372 American Red Cross..................340-778-5104 Chamber of Commerce.............340-718-1435 Narcotics Anonymous ..............340-719-3058 National Park Service.................340-773-1460 Rotary Harborside ....................340-277-7206 Rotary Mid Isle . ........................340-642-2562 Rotary St. Croix . .......................340-277-4788 Rotary West ...............................340-772-5282 St. Croix Environmental Assoc.....340-773-1989 Tourist Information: Frederiksted ..........................340-772-0357 Christiansted ............340-773-1404 x 4801 Toll Free.................................. 800-372-USVI U.S. Customs..............................340-773-5650 Cruise Ship Arrival Information....340-772-0357 FBI...............................................340-773-7922 after hours: (San Juan) .........787-754-6000

weather National Weather Service Forecast Office............................787-253-4586

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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 5 timer fra Danmark; mellem oktober og april minus 6 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 i Christiansted ligger i Guvernementshuset med indgang fra Queen Cross Street; åbent uge dage. I Frederiksted ligger kontoret i en baggård på Strandgade nær kajen; åbent ugedage og når krydstogtsskibe ankommer. 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.

Valuta og Banker. First Bank (alle filialer) har åbent mandag-torsdag kl. 8:3016, 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. Skatter. Ingen moms her; der lægges dog 10% 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 46 cents og postkort 33 cents. International posttakst er $1.10 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. June / July 2013 • Page 47

Island Accommodations

Arawak Bay: the Inn at Salt River

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Carrington’s Inn


Chenay Bay Beach Resort


Club Comanche


Club St. Croix


Colony Cove


Company House Hotel


Cottages By The Sea


Cruzan Sands Villa


Discovery Grove


Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort


Frederiksted Hotel


Hibiscus Beach Resort


Holger Danske


Hotel Caravelle


Hotel on the Cay


King Christian Hotel


King’s Alley Hotel


Mt. Victory Camp Eco Lodge


Northside Valley


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Sand Castle On The Beach


Sugar Beach


Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa


Vacation St. Croix


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Hiking Trails


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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. Take two free tours—“Free Gut” is the freed black neighborhood of Christiansted established by the Danish in 1748 and “Gallows Bay” is the fishing community that sustained Christiansted’s fish market for more than two centuries. For an appointment, call 340-773-1460.


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taxi CHARGES and SPECIAL PROVISIONS ■ The charges to areas not listed in this schedule shall be arrived at by using the nearest tariffed place crossed to the next tariffed place ahead, based on one nearest to the passenger’s destination. ■ These rules include, “A taxi operator, while on duty, shall not refuse any passenger unless the passenger is intoxicated and disorderly or in possession of a pet or animal (other than a seeing-eye dog or service dog) that is not properly secured in a kennel case or other suitable container. There shall be no charge for the seeing-eye or service dog. ■ Kennel charges: Large kennel $30, small kennel $20. ■ Round trip fares: double the oneway fare plus waiting charges. ■ Waiting charges: $1 per minute. First five free. ■ Radio/phone call: The fare plus one third of the basic fare. ■ Anyone requesting a taxi exclusively for themselves shall pay the rate charged for four passengers. ■ Luggage: A flat rate of $2 per bag shall be added for each passenger. The rate for items larger than 30inches by 20 inches shall not exceed $4 per item. ■ Hourly Rates (1 - 4 passengers) Sedan/Mini Van $40; Van $55; Safari $80. Rates for additional passengers will be negotiated between the taxi operator and passenger(s). www.stcroix thisweek .com

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Taxi stands in Christiansted are on King Street near Government House and at Market Square; in Frederiksted by Fort Frederik. You can stop by and make arrangements to be picked up later in the day. Contact the Taxi Division with compliments, complaints, problems or questions. The number is (340) 773-2226, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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ART AND ARTISTS Caribbean Community Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. . . . . . . . . . . D&D Studio Fine Art Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elisa McKay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henle Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maufe Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attractions AND EVENTS Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divi Carina Bay Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawaetz Museum at Little LaGrange. . . . Paul & Jill’s Stables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix Environmental Association. . . . St. Croix Half Ironman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix Ironman 70.3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix Landmarks Society. . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix Yacht Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. George Village Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Good Hope School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . dining Angry Nates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beach Side Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Water Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . café fresco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cultured Pelican Ristorante. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ft. Christian Brew Pub. . . . . . . . . Good Spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Eddie’s Lowlife Bar & Refuge. . . Polly’s at the Pier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhythms at Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . The Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Buccaneer Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Galleon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Palms at Pelican Cove. . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pickled Greek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Waves at Cane Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Are Here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HELPFUL GENERAL INFORMATION Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel & Tourism Association. . . . . . / Harbor Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Weather Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotary Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Croix This Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOTELS AND vacation rentals The Buccaneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club Comanche Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cruzan Sands Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divi Carina Bay Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Victory Camp Eco Lodge. . . . . . . . . . Northside Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort . . . . Sand Castle on the Beach . . . . . . . . Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . www.stcroix thisweek .com

The Waves at Cane Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacation St. Croix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . photography / WEDDINGS Q Studio, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tina Henle Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REAL ESTATE Calabash Realtors…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REcreation Reef Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHOPping ARTFarm, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baci Duty Free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crucian Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Designworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib designs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joyia Inspirational Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landmarks Society Research Library . . . . Rustico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sejah Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sonya’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tropical Bracelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undercover Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violette Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRANSPORTATION Budget Rent A Car. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centerline Car Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hertz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olympic Car Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skyline Car Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TREAT YOURSELF Buccaneer /Hideaway Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gov. Juan Luis Hospital & Medical Ctr.. . Paradise Waits Tattoo Studio & Gallery. . . . . . Renuatum Spa at Kalima Center. . . . . . . . Spa at Carambola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamarind Reef Resort Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tropical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WATER SPORTS Big Beard's Adventure Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush Tribe Eco Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cane Bay Dive Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caribbean Sea Adventures. . . . . Dive Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irie Feelin Fishing Charters. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.virginislandsoutfitters Freedom City Surf & Grill. . . . . Jolly Roger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kitesurf/Paddlesurf St. Croix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roseway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sea-Thru Kayak Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet Bottom Dive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teroro & Dragon Fly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virgin Kayak Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West End Water Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June / July 2013 • Page 53

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1. Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1 2. Carrington’s Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3 3. Chenay Bay Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-1 4. Cottages By the Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 5. Cruzan Sands Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-0 6. Discovery Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 7. Divi Carina Beach Resort and Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . N-2 8. Hibiscus Beach Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 9. Mt. Victory Camp Eco Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 10. Northside Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 11. Sand Castle On the Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 12. Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort . . . . D-1 13. Tamarind Reef Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 14. The Buccaneer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1

15. The Palms at Pelican Cove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 16. The Waves at Cane Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1

Restaurants 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Ace Roti Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Beach Side Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Blue Water Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 Cheeseburger’s In Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 Cultured Pelican Ristorante. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 Dockside at Divi Carina Bay Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-2 Duggan’s Reef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-2 East End Pizza at Divi Carina Bay Resort. . . . . . . . . . N-2 El Flamboyant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-3 Flamboyant Bar & Grill at Renaissance Carambola. . D-1 Good Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-2 Mermaid at The Bucaneer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 Mocha Jumbies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Pirate’s Tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 Rhythms at Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Saman at Renaissance Carambola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 Starlite Grille at Divi Carina Bay Resort. . . . . . . . . . . N-2 Terrace at The Bucaneer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 The Galleon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 The Palms at Pelican Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 The Pickled Greek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-2 The Waves at Cane Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1

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Shopping and Services 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Hideaway Spa at the Buccaneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 Paradise Waits Tattoo Studio & Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Rustico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Tamarind Reef Resort Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 The Museum Store at Botanical Gardens. . . . . . . . . . D-4 The Spa at Renaissance Carambola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1

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. Paul and Jill’s Equestrian Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 6. Randall “Doc” James Racetrack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-4 7. Renaissance Carambola Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2 8. Sweet Bottom Dive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 9. Teroro II & Dragonfly Day Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 10. The Reef Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 11. Virgin Kayak Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1 12. West End Water Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3

Rental Cars

1. Avis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-4 2. Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-4 3. Centerline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3

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Farms ARTfarm, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-4 La Reine Farmers’ Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3 Ridge to Reef (VISFI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2 Sejah Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-3 Tropics Hydroponics Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-2 VI Farmers’ Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3

Banks / Post Offices

Banco Popular ATM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2, H-3 First Bank ATM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2, H-3 Scotia Bank ATM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 Kings Hill Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3 Richmaond Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Captain Morgan Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-4 Caribbean Community Theater (CCT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 Cruzan Rum Factory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-4 Estate Whim Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4

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4. Hertz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …F-4 5. Olympic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 6. Skyline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-2

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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.

Good Hope School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5 Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center. . . . . . . H-2 Island Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 Carl & Marie Lawaetz Family Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3 Salt River National Historic Park & Ecological Preserve. . . G-0 St. Croix Yacht Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 St. George Village Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-4 Sunny Isle Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 University of the Virgin Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-3


Buck Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-0 Cane Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1 Colombus Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1 Cramer Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O-1 Dorsch Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4 Rainbow Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Reef Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N-1 Sandy Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5 Shoy Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 St. Croix East End Marine Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 Vincent F. Mason, Sr. Coral Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4

For Your Safety AED Locations Outside of Towns in case you need them Airport Departure Lounges Bassin Triangle Police Station Buccaneer Hotel Canagata Ballpark Carambola Hotel Coakley Bay Condos Country Day School Divi Carina Bay Casino

Divi Carina Bay Resort East End Fire Station Fire Service Office, Sunny Isle Palms at Pelican Cove Patrick Sweeney Police Station Richmond Fire Station St. Croix Yacht Club

Peter’s Rest Convenience Center is NOW OPEN 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, it is open Monday - Friday, 6 am 8 pm, Saturdays, 6 am - 4 pm, and Sundays, 6 am - 2 pm. June / July 2013 • Page 55


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1. Big Beard’s Adventure Tours 2. Cane Bay Dive 3. Caribbean Sea Adventures 4. Dive Experience 5. Irie Feelin’ Fishing Charters 6. Jolly Roger 7. Roseway (Dec – Apr) 8. Seaside Tour

Real Estate & Rentals

1. Baci Duty Free 2. Cache of the Day 3. Crucian Gold 4. Designworks 5. Hotheads 6. ib designs 7. Island Tribe 8. Joyia 9. Panache Jewelers 10. Purple Papaya 11. Rare Finds

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1. Budget St. Croix 2. Centerline Car Rentals 3. Seaborne Seaplane Ramp 4. Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours 1. Hamilton Real Estate 2. Vacation St. Croix

Local Art

1. D&D Studio 2. Henle Studio 3. Maufe Gallery

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Fort Christiansvaern 3 was the first public building to be started by the Danes after the island was purchased from France in 1733. It is built of Danish yellow brick and was completed in 1749 and later expanded. Its present appearance reflects the 1830’s period. Furnishings from that era are on display; also an exhibit on local military history. At the entrance admission tickets to the Fort and Steeple Building are sold ($3) and brochures available.







christiansted For Your Safety AED Locations in Christiansted i n case you need them NPS headquarters • Marshall & Sterling Government House • Company House • Customs House

Banks & Post Offices 1. 2. 3. 4.

Bank of St. Croix ATM First Bank ATM Post Office, Company Street Post Office, Gallows Bay


1. Renuatum Spa at Kalima Center 2. Tropical Therapy

Other Interests 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Anglican Church Catholic Church Lutheran Church Public Library Rest Rooms

Open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm, weekends 9 am to 5 pm. 2 hour parking available on site. The Steeple Building 4 across Hospital Street, formerly the Lutheran Church and dates from 1753. It houses a display documenting aspects of the religious history of St. Croix. Ask for opening hours at the Fort. Across Company Street lies the onetime Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse 5 , built in 1749. In its courtyard, slave auctions were formerly held. Government House 6 on King Street was in part the former home of 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 Virgin Islands Tourism office (open weekdays only) is downstairs fronting the Lutheran Church. 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. June / July 2013 • Page 57

Frederiksted Map

See Beautiful Strand Street Promenade, Fort Frederik, & Emancipation Park. Sunset Jazz: Aug. 19 & Sept. 16! Getting West St. Croix’ West End offers beautiful sandy, calm beaches, great snorkeling and wreck or pier diving, spectacular sunsets, and the lush subtropical forest. You can reach Frederiksted with its quaint, historic town architecture in several ways. The four-lane Melvin Evans Highway is your speediest route, if you are coming from the east. Most drivers take Queen Mary Highway (Centerline Road), which also takes you to the St. George Village Botanical Garden, the Cruzan Rum Factory, and Whim Plantation Museum, all just off the Queen Mary Highway.

Getting into Frederiksted

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Governor General Peter von Scholten proclaimed the emancipation of the enslaved population in the Danish West Indies on July 3, 1848, from adjacent Buddhoe Park. The park contains a bronze bust of the renowned slave rebellion leader. The Oscar E. Henry Customs House was built in the 1800’s. The building is undergoing renovations. The Visitors’ Bureau, normally located here, has been temporarily moved to an upstairs location in the courtyard of a nearby building on Strand Street. The Freedom Fountain facing the pier was installed for the Emancipation 150th anniversary celebration. In a historic light blue building down a block is the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. After severe damage during a labor insurrection in 1878, the town was rebuilt in Victorian style. Victoria House on Strand Street and Apothecary Hall on King Cross Street between King and Queen Streets preserve the Frederiksted architecture of that time. Frederiksted is home to a number of historic churches, including St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Chruch, Friedensberg Moravian Church, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The newly restored Old Danish School on Hospital Street and Market Street is a handsome building. At Strand and Queen Cross Streets is the Athalie McFarlane Petersen Public Library, built in 1803. The Market Place is still in use today, as it was in 1751 at the founding of Frederiksted. There are ATMs at the Scotiabank and First Bank locations on Strand Street. After hours, swipe your card at the door to get inside. The Frederiksted waterfront is home to Sunset Jazz concerts, held the third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 8 p.m.. Admission is free to the public. A public beach with showers and bathrooms is next to Fort Frederik.




Queen Cross St


Touring Frederiksted Your tour of Frederiksted begins at Fort Frederik by the cruise ship pier and newly revitalized waterfront. Construction on the Fort began in 1752 and was completed in 1760. Featuring a museum with several permanent exhibits and an art gallery, it is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. There is a small admission charge.

King Cross St


Take Creque Dam Road (Route 58) through scenic valleys and under towering trees. This road is passable by car, but narrow and a bit rough. The rainforest can be explored by car, 4 WD (unpaved West Scenic Road can be impassable after heavy rains) or on horseback. Among area attractions are the Lawaetz Family Museum and lovely gardens at Estate Little La Grange, the impressive Estate Mt. Washington ruins, the nearby giant baobab trees at Butler Bay, and the infamous beer-drinking pigs!





Hospital St

You can also travel west through the rainforest on Route 76, Mahogany Road (which farther east is Route 72, Midland Road). If you are a bit adventurous, turn off on 765 or 763 (see signs for Creque Dam Farm and Mt. Victory Camp, both worth a visit)

Hill St

Strand St

North of town are several wonderful beaches and eateries where you can toast the famous Green Flash at sunset. You can pick up Route 63 along the water north of the Fort, or if you want to bypass the town when coming from the Queen Mary Highway, take the La Grange Road, Route 63, by turning rights just after Whim Museum.

Prince St


Getting North of Town

Off the Beaten Track

Queen St

King St


New St

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Frederiksted Pier

From Queen Mary Highway, turn right at the traffic light at Hannah’s Rest. From the end of Melvin Evans Highway, turn right and continue north through the traffic light. Turn left at the Post Office (this is Fisher Street). Frederiksted town is rebounding, thanks to a recent $14 million revitalization project. To get to Strand Street, Fort Frederik and the beautifully landscaped waterfront and the Pier, turn right just before the fishermen’s boat ramp and market shed at the end of Fisher Street. This is a great starting point for a walking tour of the town with its many historic buildings.

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1 1 3 For Your Safety AED Locations in Frederiksted in case you need them Frederiksted Fire Station Sandcastle on the Beach Mars Hill Police Station Vincent Mason Pool

Historic Frederiksted

★ Apothecary Hall 1 ★ Buddhoe Park 2 ★ Customs House 3 ★ Fort Frederik 4 ★ Freedom Fountain 5 ★ Friedensberg Moravian Church 6 ★ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 7 ★ Market Place 8 ★ Public Library 9 ★ St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church 10 ★ St. Paul’s Anglican Church 11 ★ Victoria House 12 F’sted Points of Interest

4ATM (3) 4Boat Ramp/Fish Market 4Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts 4C.H.A.N.T 4Fire Station 4Ingeborg Nesbitt Clinic 4Post Office 4Public Restrooms 4Visitors’ Bureau (upstairs)

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ARTS in the U. S. Virgin Islands Part 7 in a series Excerpts from “Arts in the U. S. Virgin Islands” by Ruth S. Moore and David M. Hough of the Caribbean Research Institute of the College of the Virgin Islands, 1967, for the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. TOWNHOUSES and public buildings were recently analyzed by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in its book, Three Towns. The writers suggested that the simple Danish pavilion was a desirable style for contemporary adaptation saying, “A common construction in the West Indian tradition is the half-timbered building, the skeleton building, with its pillars, girders and panelling. This could be developed and converted into other forms of light constructions…” DANCE has been, traditionally, the most widely enjoyed form of self expression in the Islands. It has retained old forms, in part, but it is also the nature of dance to change constantly, reflecting every passing influence and style. It has common characteristics throughout the Caribbean and distinctive differences from island to island. Some of the most distinctive forms of the past are in danger of being lost in the Virgin Islands. There is today an awareness and a determination among dance organizations and interested individuals on St. Thomas and St. Croix to preserve the dance heritage of the Islands by reviving, performing and teaching the local versions of the dance brought here by Europeans and Africans. These dances would include such figures as the Flat German, German Imperial, English, English Imperial and Polish Quadrilles; the French, Danish, English, and Saratoga Lancers; the Schottische and dances of African origin such as the Bamboula. At present, music is being composed for a ballet featuring the Bamboula as it was danced in slave days. Also this year, moving picture film has been taken of some of the dancers who still perform the quadrilles, lancers and jigs. In 1952, when Virgin Islands folk dancers performed in the Caribbean Festival in Puerto Rico, J. Antonio Jarvis wrote in program notes that the quadrilles have been losing ground to modern American dances and that most of the original tunes have been forgotten. Now, every effort is being made to learn from those residents who still know www.stcroix thisweek .com

the steps, music, costumes and history of some of these folk dances. MUSIC MAKING has always been important to Virgin Islanders. From morning, when the fish vendors would sing out their street cries, “Icefish for breakfast, Icefish for stew,” until night, rhythm and song were heard. Taunts were put to music, “Tief man, robber man; Mama tief, Mama robber…” Many forms of song were used. A military sound would be adopted, as in the various versions of Queen Mary (one of the leaders of the 1878 “Fireburn” of Frederiksted.) Queen Mary say Bang-a-lang-a, Bang-a-lang, Bang-a-lang. Mary say Bang-a-lang-a, Cum out er yard, Bang-a-lang. Oh fan me, Buckra Missis, fan me, Fan me, Fan me, till de break of day. Queen Mary, say Bang-a-lang-a, Bang-a-lang, Bang-a-lang. Mary say Bang-a-lang-a, Cum out er yard, Bang-a-lang. Oh Queen Mary, Will you hab a glass a wine? Queen Mary wha’ way we gwine burn? We gwine burn dare, gwine burn down Wes’End! We gwine burn down; all de way gwine burn down. Special occasions were times for special songs, particularly the Christmas season. Children still chant: “Ma, Ma, Bake the Johnny Cake, Christmas coming.” Like the dance, however, music has a tendency to disappear in its older traditional forms unless efforts are made to preserve it. Recent recognition of those arts which

DANCE has been, traditionally, the most widely enjoyed form of self expression in the Islands. It has common characteristics throughout the Caribbean and distinctive differences from island to island.

are a part of heritage has intensified interest in preserving, and instilling in others, the music of he Virgin Islands. Current activity includes recording persons singing the old folk songs, scratch bands playing bamboula rhythms, steel bands doing native calypso and a brass band playing the marches composed by Bandmaster Alton A. Adams of St. Thomas. NEXT ISSUE: THE DRUM / FOLK TALES / PERFORMANCES LAST ISSUE: PERSONAL ADORNMENT / CLAY PRODUCTS / HOUSING

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More vacationers every year find a way to move to “America’s Paradise.” They like that we are part of the US, have no state taxes, enjoy great year-round climate and are surrounded by beautiful beaches and turquoise water. Newcomers learn the traditions of culture and history on the island. Being home to dozens of community organizations, with volunteer opportunities, and annual events to attend, it’s easy to get involved quickly and form new friendships. St. Croix is an ideal second home for some and a wonderful year-round residence for others. Houses and condos are available for rent or purchase along with undeveloped land for those who want to build. Job openings exist in many fields and we have an Economic Development Commission (EDC) program that offers tax incentives for business owners who qualify. St. Croix retains a relaxing pace even though cosmopolitan in many ways. We say, “ Good Morning” before beginning a conversation, say “no problem” and mean it, and celebrate lots of holidays without commercializing them. A few challenges might be not being able to find your favorite brand all the time, finding water scarce during dry spells (although you can buy it by the truckload), and erratic electricity (making generators popular along with the use of solar panels). Come and stay for a short or long time. Most of us wouldn’t live anywhere else!

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a bright star. This is Regulus, the heart of rising is a bright red star, Antares, the Leo, the Lion. Regulus is also the point at brightest star in another zodiacal constelthe base of a backwards question mark. lation, Scorpius, the Scorpion. The top of the question mark is Leo’s head If you turn your gaze to the north, you and a triangle of fainter stars toward the will find seven fairly bright stars East marks the Lion’s hind quarNORTH which form the best known ters and tail. Don’t worry if of all star groups, the Big ▲ you cannot see a Lion Dipper. Three form Polaris here, most people North Star the handle of the can’t either, but you dipper and four LITTLE DIPPER should be able to more the bowl. find the backSome people Vega wards question DRACO BIG DIPPER know that if mark. you draw a CANCER Leo is one line through LEO BOOTES of the twelve the two stars HERCULES NORTHERN star groups or at the end Arcturus CROWN Regulus constellations of the bowl of the zodiac. and extend LIBRA VIRGO The zodiac the line away Spica Antares is a band of from the bowl, HYDRA constellations you come to the SCORPIUS which encircles North Star. Now, Milky Way CO the sky and it is to remember, the se SOUTHERN CROSS NS Ca TEL er the zodiac that we North Star is NOT w LAT IONS s: Lo : UPPER CASE t Star must look to find the the brightest star in the planets. SOUTH sky. In fact, it really isn’t bright at all. It just happens If you look eastward from to be at a point in the heavens almost Leo, you will come to three bright stardirectly over the North Pole of the Earth. like objects: two are stars. Almost overThe Big Dipper head is the brighter is part of a largof the two stars, er group of stars, Arcturus in Boötes, view THE MAP SO THAT THE the Herdsman. Of north indicator is FACING NORTH the constellation of Ursa Major, the course, as with Constellation names are in upper case. Star and planet names in lower case. The sun, moon, planets Great Bear. The most constellations, and stars all rise in the east and set in the west. bowl of the dipper the stars that form By: Tom Lesser, formerly Senior Lecturer at is the bear’s body, Boötes look nothing the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium fainter stars’ mark like you think they and frequent island visitor. the bear’s legs should. and head. And the In the northern hemisphere Summer begins on June 21st South of Arcturus three stars of the June 2013 Moon Phases: and slightly fainter bowl? They mark is Spica, a grain of First Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 June the bear’s long tail. wheat being held in Full Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 June There is only one the hand of Virgo, Last Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 June problem; bears do the goddess of the New Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 June not have long tails! Harvest. Virgo is According to one July 2013 Moon Phases: another of the conlegend, a mighty First Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 July stellations of the hunter was fighting Full Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 July zodiac. East of Virgo the bear, grabbed is the bright star-like Last Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 July the bear by the object that is not New Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 July tail and flung the a star – the planet bear into the heavJune Sunrise: 5:43 am July Sunrise: 5:52 am Saturn. ens. In doing so, June Sunset: 6:57 pm July Sunset: 6:59 pm If you continue he stretched the still farther east, just Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 15th of each month. bear’s tail! WEST

Shooting stars or meteors are the flash of light we see as pebble-sized bits of rocks burn up speeding through the air some 50 miles about the Earth. When the Earth passes through a cloud of this debris left behind by a comet, we experience a meteor shower. The most famous comet of all is Halley’s Comet, which was last near the Earth (and Sun) in 1986. Halley’s Comet is now out past the orbit of Uranus, but twice a year we pass through the dust left behind by the comet, in May and October. On the night of May 4th to 5th we will experience the maximum of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The best time to observe this shower is between about 3:00 a.m. and dawn. Away from bright lights you can usually see some 50 meteors per shower. Unfortunately, this year the Moon’s bright light will overpower many of the fainter meteors.

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