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What’s Coming up, Let’s Check the Community Calendar    

Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services has the fifth annual Adopt-A-Family Program.  Community sponsors and families can help give a needy family a great Christmas.  The deadline for Christmas is Monday, December 20th.  On St. Croix Call 773-5303 on St. Thomas call 774-0930.

Here come school Report Cards - GUY BENJAMIN ELEMENTARY Monday, November 22, 2010, @ 9:00a – 3:30p. Report cards will be distributed to parents/guardians. Also IVANNA EUDORA KEAN HIGH SCHOOL  today 10:00a – 2:00p. Report cards will be distributed to parents.  Also BERTHA C. BOSCHULTE MIDDLE SCHOOL today @ 2:15p. Report cards will be distributed to parents/guardians. JANE E. TUITT PRIMARY SCHOOL@ 8:00a – 10:45a & 11:30a – 2:30p Grades K-3  Report cards will be distributed to parents/guardians.

Department of Health Mosquito fogging today in : Strawberry, Barron Spot, Diamond, Castle Burke, Sion Farm, Peters Rest, Anna’s Hope, Catharine’s Rest
Tuesday: downtown Christiansted and East End areas; Mt. Welcome, Tide Valley, Mt. Washington, Solitude, Eliza’s Retreat, All for the Better, Grape Tree Bay



Coming Up Tomorrow -
Dept. of Agriculture wants every farmer to improve their recordkeeping with a seminar called “No Pound left behind” on St. Croix on Tuesday November 23 at the Research and Extension Center at 6:00 PM and on St. Thomas on Monday November 29 at the Small Business Development Center at 6:00 PM. Call 778-0997


Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is closing the book on entries to their Directory of Community Organizations serving the Virgin Islands.  The deadline is Wednesday November 24.  If you are a leader of a non-profit service org – call 774-6031. Or go to their web site. cfvi.net/subpages/resources.html. Call 774-6031 to get a faxed copy.

The Pathfinders of the Philadelphia Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a Thanksgiving Breakfast on T-day November 25 at the Fellowship Hall from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – the community is invited.

Volunteers of the Virgin Islands are asking the public to donate to the needy for November 25 Thanksgiving Day – They are looking for donations of groceries, water, juice, take-out plates, forks, napkins and other donations for a Thanksgiving Day dinner.  And donations of clothes, chose, toiletries sheet sets and towels.  Call Eunice Roberts at 998-9479 or come to Market Square on Saturday morning. From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  or at the Angel Tree in Tutu Park Mall at the enterance.

Coming Up Next Week -

CALLING FOR ARTISTS, CRAFT, and FOOD VENDORS: St. Croix Landmarks Society Starving Artists Day at Whim Museum Sun. November 28, 10am‐5pm. This event is great for exposure! Vendor spaces are available. Registration fee is $50 per space. Register in person at Whim Museum before November 5, 2010.

The Village invites parents with youth between ages 12 and 17 to join the strength project starting November 29 for 4 weeks to help build a cohesive family, grow in knowledge, love and setting limits, get positive results and have fun. Transportation, childcare and refreshment are all included – call Barbara at 719-9800.


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St. Croix Agriculture and Food fair is coming up – the organizers are looking for a poster.  – the theme is 40 years and still growing strong. Deliver your art on an 8”by 10” poster by December 7. There are three categorite – adult, senior 9for ages 12 to 18 and youth for 11 and under – the winner will be announced on December 10 – get a caash prize and free admission to the aggie fair on President’s weekend.

The University of the Virgin Islands – Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center and the ICC phone company invite  public high-school students to participate in a FREE program designed to improve SAT scores.  Classes beginning January 15. on UVI’s St. Croix and St. Thomas Campus.  Applicantions due Friday, December 3rd to be considered for the program.  first-come, first-serve basis. Call 693-1106 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

More from UVICELL - a one-day workshop in Performance Management.  The Performance Management workshop will be held  all day Wednesday, December 8.  On St. Croix, at the Joseph Simpson Building, in Frederiksted.  On St. Thomas, at the UVICELL Center - St. Thomas Campus.  The American Management Association is part of the seminar.  where managers and supervisors with get a clear model to follow, plan, monitor, analyze and maintain a satisfying process of performance improvement for their staff.  Participants will learn how to identify and remedy performance gaps, document and evaluate performance, establish non-monetary rewards, use training and development tools to enhance performance and much more.   For more information call 693-1100

Tis’ the season for sharing and giving. Scotiabank is proud to announce the 2nd annual “Share the Joy” Thanksgiving food drive for needy families. Last year the food drive was very successful and we hope to double the amount of food donated this year. . Help us spread the word so we may make it a special Thanksgiving holiday for many needy families. Contact ScotiaBank

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority - Epsilon Zeta Chapter is accepting a limited number of applicants to the 14 Academic cotillion – debutante applications are available from Sorority members. Young ladies in 11th or 12th grade with a GPA of 80 or above with exemplary moral character are invited to participate. The debut is on March 27 at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Call Debra Gottlieb at 513-4817.

Time to start getting packages out the door for foreign gifts.  For Priority Mail to International addresses, the deadline is December 6.  For Priority mail to the states, the deadline is December 13. If you are shipping by Express Mail, the international deadline is December 17 and the Stateside deadline for express mail is December 20.


The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and the Small Business Development Center, invites policy makers, academics and the business community to explore ways that science and technology can promote economic development in the territory at its first annual conference. The conference themed "Integrating Science and Our Economy: A Model for Island Ecosystems," will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas.  he goal of this free conference is to provide greater awareness and understanding of the opportunities and mechanisms for optimizing economic leverage from science and technology initiatives in the territory. People interested in attending are asked to register by Nov. 21,  - call Nicolas Drayton at 693-1239.


The Philadelphia Pathfinder Club will be hosting a Thanksgiving Breakfast on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2010. We are inviting the community to join us  to a sit down breakfast as our Pathfinders serve you with love from 8:00AM till 11:00AM. And when your meal is over we will have an assortment of clothes provided by the community Services Department of our church for your choosing free of charge. All this will be taking place at the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Fellowship Hall downstairs the main Church on Raphune Hill.

The Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality hosts and hostesses to welcome visitors, provide island information and assist guests on St. Thomas and St. John. Applications for contracted employment may be picked up at the Department of Tourism office in the Elainco Building (across from the Nisky Moravian School), at the John McCleverty Welcome Center at the Havensight cruise ship dock, at the Native Arts & Crafts Cooperative (across from Vendor’s Plaza) or the Visitors’ Center in Cruz Bay St. John. For more information Call Ernest King at 774-8784 extension 2252.

Do you collect aluminum cans – where do you recycle them.  Sanitation Trash removal is buying aluminum cans for 20 cents a pound.  They are located on the road behind VITEMA on St. Thomas straight down past the road to Victor’s New Hideout. 20 cents a pound – collect alum cans – 775-3670

The Department of Human Services, is having a Christmas Gift Drive through December.  Kindly drop off wrapped gifts at the Knud Hansen Complex lobby. Card on the outside - boy or girl - appropriate age.    The gifts will be donated to children in need.  Call Cherlyn Wattley at 774-0930

Pistarckle Theater’s Education Department is presenting a special Christmas Production next month. All interested students/parents please contact the theater for more info regarding rehearsal dates and casting opportunities. Show Dates are December 10th and 11th @ 7:00p.m.- 1st Rehearsal/Audition will take place next Saturday 11/13 from 1-4p.m Production assistance is needed for Ushering, Lights, Stage, Set, Sound, and Costume/Wardrobe as well.

The Family Resource Center is presenting the Family and Youth Crisis Intervention program – adolescent anger management class January 18 to March 10 – Call 776-9085. Theyalso have the rites of passage program for boys ages 9 to 12 from January 22 every Saturday through May. Call 776-9085  

The Crucian Christmas Festival Organization. The theme is Play Mas, 1st Class!  The Festival Village will open on December 30 for 10 big days. The Children’s and Adult’s parade will be held on Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January  8.

The Virgin Islands Police Department Estate Bovoni and Estate Tutu Weed and Seed Program are still on the move with its youth programs. They are looking for mentors for the National Police Athletic League Mentoring Program.  The program partners a youngster with a caring adult that engages the youth with positive activities for at least one hour a week.  You could be a mentor call PAL Mentoring Coordinator Jacqueline Freeman at 344-4516 for further information.

Police Commissioner Novelle Francis is urging all neighborhoods and communities to form Neighborhood Watch community safety programs. While the Police Department patrols neighborhoods, neighbors are on watch 24-7-365.  If your community needs a neighborhood watch call the Crime Prevention Bureau at 776-1525 on St. Croix call 772-2171.

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