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April Fool’s Day – Don’t be fooled.

April Fool on the Northeast of the States as they got Two to four inches of snow overnight and into this morning. Some places may get 10 inches of snow

It's 79° Fahrenheit  80% humidity. Mostly Clear Skies
Wind out of the East at 10 mph  
Barometric pressure is 29.98 and rising  
Water temp: 79° in Charlotte Amalie  St. Thomas
We had  .06 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
Doppler radar shows: Mostly Clear Skies  The Satellite Photo shows: Clear Skies

The national weather forecast calls for Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Highs 86. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain less than 20 percent.

On this Friday April 1: No ships today

At the top of the news on Friday April 1 April Fool Day  

Today is April Fool’s Day – if someone tells you your shoe laces are untied, look them in the eye and say “I wear loafers.”

Sandy Point St. Croix is closing.  As of today, the turtles get to use Sandy point to lay their nests and raise their young turtles.  For the next five months Sandy Point refuge is closed to people, dogs, horses and vehicles. The Fish and Wildlife staff are expecting from one thousand to eleven hundred turtle nests this season. and as many as 60,000 sea turtles babies to be born in the next few months. The beaches are closed to protect the turtle hatchlings.

University of the Virgin Islands  is reaching out to its alumni.  Dionne Jackson is the new Vice-President of Institutional Advancement and she has a plan to raise funds from Alumni. She has expanded the search to more than just the alumni who earned four year degrees to include those who attended UVI and graduated from a different institution and those who earned two year degrees.  That means more than 13,000 alumni ! Jackson says in the March phone-a-thon they used professional company to call everyone and ask for support. They have plans for a major gifts campaign for the Reichhold Center and a planned giving program to encourage alumni to remember the University in their last will and testament. They also want government employees to make donation through payroll deductions like United Way. The fund raising goal is to raise 1.5 million dollars.
Have you driven down Airport road on St. Thomas recently?  On the right hand side there is a new array of solar panels that stretches from the flagpoles all the way to the hill opposite the Port Authority Administration Building.  What is it?  A 450 kilowatt solar electric installation that is one of the largest in the Caribbean and will generate 660,000 kilowatts of clean reliable electricity.  Big Thank You to Governor John DeJongh and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for bringing green sustainable energy. Good news for the islands electrical systems.

At Schneider Hospital the date to sign up to be a volunteer at Schneider Hospital has been extended call her at 776-8311 ex 5086 and you now have until April 8 to join the volunteers at Schneider Hospital. Call Lisa Williams at 776-8311 ex 5086.
The Music ministry of the Moravian Church presents a gospel music seminar with the Rev Trent Davis of the Bahamas at Memorial Moravian Church on Norre Gade today at 6:00 PM, also Saturday April 2, all at 6:00 PM.
WAPA has a St. Croix electrical outage scheduled for today in the morning hours for estate Richmond, LBJ Gardents, Christiansted town and Gallows Bay. Also East End St. Croix

six (6) students representing the territory’s public and private schools have qualified for participation in the 2011 Territorial Geography Bee examination which will be administered at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the St. Thomas-St. John District Curriculum Center in Estate Tutu.
Here is a contest for High School students – Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants High School students to create a promotional campaign w /a radio ad, newspaper ad and TV ad promoting the marine environment and awareness and stewardship of our marine environment. The app deadline is Friday April 15 – all final products must be finished by May 13.  For more information call 718-3367.
The entertainment continues at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts when reggae old school meets new school in a show Saturday, April 2, featuring legendary singer Jimmy Cliff and breakout solo artist Gramps Morgan. The fun starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit the Reichhold Center website

Kean school Principal Sharon McCollum will unveil the donation of a Ford F150 Pick-up Truck to the school by adopter/community partner Alpine Securities, LLC. Chief of External Affairs for Alpine Securities, Jason Charles, will join Kean High administration for the official donation. She says “at Kean High, are extremely grateful to Mr. Charles and Alpine Securities for their generosity, their civic mindedness and, particularly, their constant support,” The school needs transportation to move band and other equipment, or facilitate maintenance needs. The donation of the vehicle eliminates those ills and further assists with the operations of the school. Big Thank You to Alpine USVI, They have an unveiling ceremony today at 10:00 AM the school.

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