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Monthly Archives: July 2014

    Seaside Market Opens East of Christiansted

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 30, 2014

    Residents living on St. Croix’s east end are elated to see the opening of Seaside Market & Deli (former location of Schooner Bay Market), just east of Christiansted.  The store opened July 10 and will keep hours daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Driving up you notice the parking lot has been renovated and... Read More

    Staging 101

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 26, 2014

    When you’re ready to sell your house (and move to the Caribbean), there are many things you can do to facilitate a timely sale near your asking price.  While renovations are great, one of the least expensive and most effective things you can do is properly stage your home.  Here are some staging rules to... Read More

    Buck Island: The Jewel of St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 23, 2014

    Among many of the featured real estate listings on St. Croix, you will notice a common thread: Buck Island views.  Off St. Croix’s north shore on the east end, this small, beautiful island sits (only 1.4 square miles).  It is so amazing, in fact, it is a protected national monument.  Buck Island is where you... Read More

    Crucian Kindness: Why St. Croix Residents Welcome Newcomers

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 18, 2014

    If you’ve ever thought about living where you vacation, it may be hard to see yourself blending in with locals.  But on the island of St. Croix, newcomers are welcome.  Once you live here, you will be overwhelmed by the help you receive. Being the New Kid on the Block If you’re moving from the... Read More

    Four Things Not To Miss at a St. Croix Jump Up

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 16, 2014

    Jump Up is a big party held on a Friday in the streets of Christiansted four times each year.  The celebrations are held around the following occasions: – Valentine’s Day – Ironman Triathlon (April / May) – Independence Day – Thanksgiving Exact dates fluctuate year-to-year, so check or the Facebook page of the host... Read More

    Gardening Year-round in the Tropics

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 9, 2014

    If you have a green thumb, St. Croix is the place for you.  Those who enjoy growing plants, flowers, fruits and veggies can do so year-round in the tropical weather.  Plenty of sunshine and rainfall (border-lining rain forest level on the west end of the island), make for ideal growing conditions. Orchids Abound When people... Read More

    Independence Day On-Island

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 3, 2014

    The St. Croix community is abuzz with excitement for the July 4 holiday tomorrow . . . Celebration Locations Each year island residents look forward to an outstanding firework display in Frederiksted, on the island’s west end.  Firecrackers are set off from the cruise ship pier and make beautiful reflections in the ocean water below. ... Read More

    Caribbean Community Theatre Closes Season with La Gringa

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | July 1, 2014

    Caribbean Community Theatre on St. Croix just closed the final weekend of its twenty-ninth season with a production of the play “La Gringa” by Carmen Rivera. Plot The show follows a Puerto Rican woman named Maria in her young twenties who was born and raised in New York, but takes the first opportunity in her... Read More

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