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Monthly Archives: May 2017

    Caribbean Dance Company Celebrates 40 Years at Memorial Day Weekend Recitals

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 28, 2017

    The Caribbean Dance Company of the Virgin Islands (aka The Caribbean Dance School) celebrated 40 years of “preserving culture through dance” this weekend.  They hosted a two-night recital at Island Center for the Performing Arts (a venue change from previous years at St. Croix’s Complex High School).  The two and a half hour performance included dancers... Read More

    Quitting A Six-Figure Desk Job To Bring AcroYoga to St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 20, 2017

    Kristen Kelbe had a fine job in the states as a mechanical engineer.  Great on paper… but it left her wanting more.  Keeping a vacation home on St. Croix for several years gave her a taste of island life, so she decided to try it full-time in 2014.  Now she has brought something new to island: AcroYoga.... Read More

    Leaving California to Pour Coffee in the Caribbean: The Story Behind Bici Cafe

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 15, 2017

    After current St. Croix resident Stephen Swanton graduated college in California with a degree in small business, he decided to start really small.  A business the size of a bicycle to be exact.  Combining his loves for cycling and specialty coffee, a mobile coffee cart was born called Bici Cafe. You can currently find Swanton at La... Read More

    Construction Underway on University of the Virgin Islands Medical School Simulation Center on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 12, 2017

    The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix has a major construction project underway, viewable from the main entrance off Queen Mary Highway.  Across from the Research and Technology (RT) Park, a Simulation Center for the Medical School is being built.  While the official groundbreaking ceremony took place March... Read More

    Results of Final St. Croix Ironman 70.3

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 10, 2017

    On Sunday morning, the island of St. Croix came to a standstill to host its final Ironman 70.3 triathlon.  Most island roads closed to free up the bike and run routes.  Approximately 1,000 local volunteers worked the race, manning everything from water stations to kayaks along the swim course.  Race options included a half Ironman,... Read More

    19th Annual Children’s Color Run in Christiansted Draws Hundreds of Runners

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 6, 2017

    The Virgin Islands Pace Runners hosted the 19th Annual Children’s Color Run early Friday evening.  The event was the start of a Jump-Up, hosted by the Christiansted Retail and Restaurant Association.  This weekend marks the 29th and final time St. Croix will host the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon (Sunday). The Color Run is a chance for... Read More

    St. Croix to Host Its Last Ironman Triathlon this Sunday

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 5, 2017

    A chapter of St. Croix history is coming to a close.  This Sunday, May 7, 2017, the island will host its final Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, which offers 35 qualifying slots for the Ironman World Championships in Tennessee.  This marks the 29th year St. Croix has hosted the event, which unlike other Ironman races, is managed completely... Read More

    Establishing a Post Office Box on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 3, 2017

    Post offices seem to be fazing themselves out on the U.S. mainland… encouraging online package pick-up scheduling, ordering stamps for home delivery, et cetera.  But in the U.S. Virgin Islands, post offices remain a social center in the community.  Mail delivery directly to homes and businesses on St. Croix is a rare treat, reserved for... Read More

    St. Thomas Celebrates Carnival

    By Brianna Nelthropp | May 1, 2017

    Despite torrential rains, carnival was celebrated on St. Thomas this weekend. While formalities began much earlier in the month with the Carnival Prince and Princess Selection Show April 9, the main events took place this extended weekend.  In terms of carnival royalty, Temisha Libert (aka Caribbean Queen) won a back-to-back Virgin Islands Calypso Monarch title... Read More

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