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Monthly Archives: October 2016

    ADORN Gift Store To Open Nov. 4 in Christiansted

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 24, 2016

    A new home, lifestyle and gift store is coming to Christiansted just in time for holiday shopping.  The store is called ADORN and is located on Company Street at the intersection with Queen Cross Street (sharing a building with balter).  Opening is set for Friday, November 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The proprietors are Kris Massicott... Read More

    Plaza Extra East Renovates, Look to Close Farm-to-Table Gap

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 22, 2016

    Have you walked into Plaza Extra East lately and wondered something like, “where did the lemons go?”  Then you’ve noticed the modern new produce stands as the store continues remodeling.  I interviewed Plaza Extra East Managers Yusuf Yusuf and his brother Mike Yusuf, about what’s new and future plans for the store: Q: What renovations have taken place in the... Read More

    St. Croix Native Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz Shines in Documentary Film Industry

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 15, 2016

    St. Croix native Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz of Cane Bay Films, LLC premiered the trailer of her newest documentary “Sugar Pathways” on Thursday, at the Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse in Christiansted.  The documentary explores the migration of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Following the presentation, Bermúdez-Ruiz gave a lecture about her experience... Read More

    Virgin Islands / Puerto Rico Friendship Day Recap

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 14, 2016

    Last weekend and continuing through Monday, Virgin Islands / Puerto Rico Friendship Day was celebrated in the USVI.  Festivities centered around D.C. Canegata Ballpark and included a parade and concert.  This celebration is of particular significance to Puerto Rican people currently living on St. Croix, St. Thomas, or St. John.  For more than 50 years,... Read More

    The Blue Mutt Preselling St. Croix Muscles & Mutts 2017 Fundraising Calendars

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 9, 2016

    The Blue Mutt, a Christiansted retailer, now offers presale of their first annual St. Croix Muscles & Mutts Calendar.  The project is a benefit for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, which promotes and provides humane treatment of animals through education, community service and animal protection. You can pre-order calendars online on The Blue Mutt Facebook... Read More

    USVI Activities Commence for National Farm to School Month

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 8, 2016

    The U.S. Virgin Islands started activities this week to recognize National Farm to School Month (October).  The vision of territory leaders for fostering farm to public schools programs is tri-fold: Get locally-grown food onto student’s plates at school lunches Teach children about agriculture both in and out of the classroom Set-up school gardens for kids... Read More

    St. Croix Wins Eastern Caribbean Golf Association Championship

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 5, 2016

                        For the first time in more than ten years, St. Croix hosted the Eastern Caribbean Golf Association Championship (ECGA) this past weekend. The St. Croix team also took top honors among the nine islands in contention. One of the leaders for Team St. Croix was... Read More

    Why We Moved Our Family to St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | October 1, 2016

    Making the dramatic move between the U.S. mainland and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is not for the faint of heart (or budget).  I should know, having made that move three times in the last seven years.  So why the big transitions to ultimately live here?  It’s a question I’m often asked .... Read More

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