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Monthly Archives: June 2014

    Island Orientation: St. Croix Info for Newcomers

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 27, 2014

    Newcomers to St. Croix generally arrive eager to learn: how to drive on the left, find the best beaches, get the hook-up for fresh fish right off the boat, etc.  Most island residents are welcoming and happy to help.  With a large population of “continentals,” who have relocated from the U.S. mainland, many people have... Read More

    Man’s Best Friend Finds Paradise on St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 24, 2014

    People aren’t the only ones loving life on St. Croix, pets of island residents are living it up too.  Obviously the tropical weather year-round makes a positive difference for most dogs and cats, as they can always play outside.  Dog owners are often seen hiking trails, walking the bypass or island neighborhoods.  Many beaches are... Read More

    St. Croix Strives for Farm to Table Food

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 20, 2014

    It’s no secret that St. Croix is far from the U.S. mainland.  It is 1,263 miles to the nearest state of Florida.  So getting fresh produce shipped in from the states is not an ideal situation.  It is costly, and fruits / veggies go bad faster after the extended shipping process.  These are just two... Read More

    Fresh Produce Abounds on St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 19, 2014

    As I drove home earlier this week, I noticed one of my neighbors set-up a table in front of their home piled with ripe mangoes. The table was a perfect height for anyone driving by to roll down their window and grab one. I noticed those were taking were also trading for what was ripe... Read More

    Spa Seekers Find Paradise on St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 17, 2014

    St. Croix residents always seem to have a natural glow.  The year-round tropical temperatures facilitate outdoor exercise and sunbathing at the beach (with plenty of sunscreen, of course).  For islanders that want an extra boost to their look or just some pampering time, St. Croix boasts a handful of spas.  While most exist to serve... Read More

    Rums Overrun St. Croix Thanks to Cruzan and Captain

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 14, 2014

    On St. Croix there is a surplus of rum, as the island houses distilleries for both Captain Morgan© and Cruzan©.  The spirit is inexpensive on-island (one liter of light aged Cruzan retails around $7), so it  is extremely popular with locals and tourists.  The U.S. Virgin Islands ranked number one in worldwide spirit consumption (source:... Read More

    Kayak for Kids Raises Funds for Queen Louise Home

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 10, 2014

    The 15th annual Kayak for Kids event was held yesterday to raise money for the Queen Louise Home for Children, which exists to house kids who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.  An extension of Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, Queen Louise Home has existed for more than 100 years.  This year, 90... Read More

    Miss Virgin Islands 2014 Crowned

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 5, 2014

    On Sunday, Ashley Gabriel of St. Thomas was crowned Miss Virgin Islands 2014.  Gabriel will go on to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Competition, which is the world’s largest source of scholarship funding for young women.  Her predecessor was Miss Virgin Islands 2013 Ashley Massiah. Elements Mirroring the Miss America Scholarship Competition, the contest... Read More

    30th Annual Women’s Coalition Race Raises Funds to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 3, 2014

    The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) hosted its 30th annual two-mile race yesterday in Frederiksted, raising money to help victims of domestic violence.  The coalition advocates for children, women and men who are victims of crime and / or survivors of domestic violence.  This includes round-the-clock crisis intervention, emergency housing and counseling. Participant experience... Read More

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