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Monthly Archives: April 2017

    St. Croix Hosts 4th Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 17, 2017

    Earlier this month, St. Croix hosted the 4th Annual Coconut Cup Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival.  Amateurs and pros alike participated in the weekend of races, which coincided with the U.S. Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial.  The events centered around Freedom City Surf Shop in Frederiksted. The major races were the 5K, 10K and 12K in distance.... Read More

    fusions To Open May 1 in Former ‘Pickled Greek’ Space

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 15, 2017

    A new restaurant called fusions will open May 1 in the space which belonged to The Pickled Greek for nine years, just east of Christiansted.  fusions will specialize in small plates from around the world with a menu featuring dishes from England to Australia, and of course, the Caribbean.  Island favorites from Trinidad, Guam and... Read More

    How a Frequent Visitor Found His “Anchor” on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 11, 2017

    Thanks again to my Dad, Jack Smith, for contributing his unique perspective on island life to this blog, somewhere between visitor and resident.   Continuing my rambling thoughts from the previous post, I had decided to create an “anchor” to St. Croix (also known as an excuse to come back… often).  I wanted to do... Read More

    Mongoose: The Caribbean Squirrel

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 10, 2017

    When you visit St. Croix in the Caribbean, you will see a squirrel-like creature just about everywhere. It is easy to mistake a mongoose for a squirrel. It scurries around like a squirrel and is skittish of humans. When you get a closer look, mongoose appear to be a cross of a squirrel and a... Read More

    St. Croix in the Eyes of A Frequent Visitor

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 6, 2017

      Thanks to my Dad, Jack Smith, (not pictured!) for contributing this post.  And for taking me to the beach often growing up.  So began my love of island life!   I love visiting St. Croix, fell in love the first time I visited. That was for my oldest daughter’s destination wedding, eight years ago.... Read More

    U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrate Transfer Centennial

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 3, 2017

    Over the weekend, the U.S. Virgin Islands marked the 100 year anniversary of transferring from the Danish West Indies to U.S. territory.  Official Transfer Day was Friday, March 31. Celebrations included a parade through Christiansted Friday morning, which included military and school marching bands.  At Fort Christiansvaern, speakers included the Prime Minister of Denmark Lars... Read More

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