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Monthly Archives: January 2017

    Ziggy’s Hosts 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 31, 2017

    Ziggy’s Island Market, a popular gas station / convenience store / kitchen and tavern on St. Croix’s east end, hosted its 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest on Sunday.  An impressive crowd gathered to watch kids, women and men compete for coveted trophies. The event included several food vendors, including Misfit Island Munchies.  There was live... Read More

    Virgin Islands Food Tours Impart Local Cuisine, History

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 29, 2017

    I recently had the pleasure of taking a Virgin Islands Food Tour led by Anquanette Gaspard.  The tours are a newer option on St. Croix, which started last year.  Gaspard is the company founder and a passionate advocate for St. Croix’s rich culture and culinary scene.  Her unique background intertwines cuisine from the Caribbean and the states,... Read More

    Starry Nights in St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 27, 2017

    Island living is all about beauty and nature. One of the most alluring aspects of the Caribbean is the ability to live in harmony with the natural world. Unfortunately, the relationship between man and mother earth seems to become more and more distant in most stateside locations. With the constant urban sprawl and sub-divided developments,... Read More

    Navigating Island Life: Cisterns and Water Filtration

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 17, 2017

    Island life brings with it so many wonderful qualities, beautiful beaches to visit year-round, perfect weather and peaceful living. But island life also brings a few unique challenges to which statesiders are not accustom. One of those is household water collection and purification. In the U.S. Virgin Islands and on most Caribbean islands, the average... Read More

    Feeling Cold in the Caribbean

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 16, 2017

    There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when someone talks about living on an island in the Caribbean: beautiful, picturesque, calm, relaxing and . . . cold?! Now, cold in this sense is a very (and I mean very) relative term. If you were to ask a Bostonian in the middle of... Read More

    St. Croix Real Estate Market: 2016 Wrap-Up / 2017 Forecast

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 15, 2017

    Every year we like to write a market summary to give buyers and sellers an idea of where the market is heading.  This year as we look back, the lyrics of a song come to mind when I think about the real estate market of 2016.  I’m sure it’s one you are all familiar with…... Read More

    St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Week Evolves to Focus on Organizational Mission

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 12, 2017

    This year’s St. Croix Food & Wine Experience week will be consolidated, going from April 7 through 10, 2017.  Departing from previous years, in which there were approximately eight days of events sometimes with multiple events per day, the line-up will be streamlined as follows: bond @ balter (Friday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m.) Cork... Read More

    St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team Hosts Annual Sea Swim

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 11, 2017

    The St. Croix Dolphins swim team hosted their annual sea swim event Sunday, which began at the Frederiksted pier and ends at Rainbow Beach.  The approximate one-mile swim was well attended, including the Harvard University women’s team and another collegiate team from Montclair State in New Jersey.  The event is a fundraiser for the St.... Read More

    3 Reasons it Rocks to be an Island Mama

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 7, 2017

    Life can be tough when you’re in the trenches of motherhood.  But it seems a bit easier when on a beach, cool cocktail in-hand, venting to a fellow Mama, watching your little ones play with one another.  Here are three reasons it’s good to be a parent on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands:... Read More

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