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Weather in the World : with snow on the ground is 35 degrees in Philadelphia, New York City has 32 with Hayes Boston is 34 and the snow is still falling. In Chicago 16 degrees while Toronto is now at 25 degrees Bismarck North Dakota four degrees and cold in Minneapolis it's zero.

79 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under clear skies.
81 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.05 inches
Wind is from East at 16 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says : Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 78F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Isolated to scattered showers will continue affecting the local waters and the Virgin Islands today as available moisture in the atmosphere increases. seas will reach five feet and winds will average 17 knots.

Cruise Ship News :   the Summit Is at Havensight Dock


Headlines : East Coast affecting air flights here, the governor says we have stared into the abyss and stepped back, WTVJ Annex teaching math the little kids and today we have a dance to stop the violence against women.

At the top of the news on  !!AIR – February 14 Friday

The East Coast of the United States is reeling from the effects of yet another massive snowstorm. For some areas this was the fourth storm this season with more than six inches of snow. So far this year, Washington has had more snow than Omaha Nebraska. This has caused cancellations of flights coming into the Virgin Islands. Yesterday - American Airlines flight from Miami was normal,  but American cancelled New York flights. Same for JetBlue's flights from and to Boston - canceled. Because Atlanta's airport was closed, Delta's flights from Atlanta didn’t fly. Same thing with US Air out of Charlotte North Carolina – no flights.

Governor John DeJongh was in front of the St Croix Chamber of Commerce  for the breakfast annual meeting yesterday.  Much of what he said, was in the State of the Territory Address. He was upbeat about how we have managed to cope with the recession and the loss of our largest employer.  He said “We stared into the abyss and it did not defeat us.” We are doing a lot better than many municipalities that filed for bankruptcy. We are building the Next Generation Network and preparing for ships to come into Christiansted, there are major projects in the works that will bring more jobs, the refinery is still a desirable property and there is more opportunity coming. St Croix Chamber of Commerce  created a new UVI Scholarship in the Governor’s name.

Coastal Zone Management Commission met last evening to hear from Vitol about their plans to build underground tanks to supply propane to WAPA in St. Thomas.  No major objections to the plans…  which call for 10 storage tanks that will be buried under two mounds on the hillside behind WAPA. The mounds will require removing the top of the hill and they will be 128 feet wide, 420f eet long and 30 feet high.

WTJX points out that we are at the 100th day of school and WTJX is providing educators and parents with resources from PEG+CAT, which is the public broadcasting system's newest preschool series. At various schools today WTJX is boosting math activities in preschool. CEO Osborne Potter says “For this 100th day of school, WTJX is proud to offer resources to help educators and family support early math learning for our children.”

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture in partnership with Sejah Farm wants you to taste local lamb. Go to Plaza Extra West on St. Croix from 5:30 – 7:00 This evening. The goal of this tasting event is to promote the sale of local meat at Plaza Extra. This evening at Plaza Extra West in St. Croix  there are free samples of deliciously cooked, locally raised lamb for tasting for you to try. A second similar event is planned for Plaza Extra East next week.

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Family Resource Center calls everyone to come dance for the cause. They are hosting a flash dance mob at noon today in Post Office Square near Emancipation Garden. Noon sharp today  They are dancing debbie allen's choreography - same as last year.  Come wearing black pants, and a pink or red top. Dance with us, join us, feel the power of the collective dance. Family Resource Center Flash Dance Mob at noon today

The Hebrew congregation says Rabbi Ari Rosenberg can’t be there tonight.  The guest rabbi has been cancelled. The Tot Shabbat services is cancelled . The normal Shabbat Services at 6:30 will be conducted by Rabbi Moch.

District Intermediate Spelling Bees! Today on St. Thomas at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, in the auditorium. On St. Croix the District spelling bee is today at John Woodson Junior High School in the auditorium. Winners go to the Territorial Spelling Bee on March 7.

Sts Peter and Paul School food crew are hosting an International night on Saturday  February 15 from 4 to 7:00 PM.  The dinner is $12 per person with the food delights from all over the world.  That’s Sts Peter and Paul School in the courtyard on Saturday the 15th from 4 to 7:00 PM.

On Saturday the Retired Police Organization has a general meeting on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the David Canton headquarters on veterans drive the old USO building. They will be planning the 29th anniversary of our St. Patrick's Day food sale.

On Saturday, February 15 the stingrays swim team is holding the biggest fundraising event of the year. It's a swim upon 2014. All athletes are swimming laps to achieve success and raise money. And if you need to learn to swim, the St. Thomas on the Association is open registration for March swim lessons Now they are offering swim lessons on Saturdays plus classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays too. For more information call 779-7872. The St. Thomas woman Association is offering swimming lessons for children of all levels, from the water babies through all the school grades.

Students at the Claude O. Markoe School are focusing on famous African Americans during Black History/VI History month. The theme is Civil Right in America. Today they have an open house for report card distribution from until 2:00 PM

The Virgin Islands agriculture and food fair will open on Saturday. This is the 43rd annual three-day fair that highlights agriculture, food and culture of the Virgin Islands. 54 farmers will display produce and products, 80 food and beverage vendors are on hand, merchants will sell arts and crafts. Every booth has been rented. The fair opens on Saturday at 10 am at the tent in the center of the fairgrounds. There are activities  all day all three days. The cooking contest is for the best dumb bread. Entries will be accepted on Sunday starting at 8:00 AM  to 2:00 PM. There is an Olympic agility competition, the goat scramble, pigeon pea shucking, sugarcane peeling and the farmer's clothes relay. At the CanCaper folks will recycle cans to look like farm animals. And look for SeJah farm and Virgin Purée what fruit trees you have that can be part of their program.

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