Three-quarters of St Croix is surrounded by the largest living barrier reef in the Caribbean. And then we have the incredible reefs just off shore surrounding Buck Reef National Monument. These reefs provide homes for a myriad of plants and animals, including the colorful fish we love to see snorkeling and endangered sea turtles. Our community relies on the beauty of the reefs, … [Read more...] about Sunscreens a Threat to Coral Reefs
It had been about 15 years since I'd been on a horse and I'm not going to lie, I was nervous! I'd spent my childhood riding at any opportunity I could get. In college and after, I worked in several barns and rode quite a bit. But, when getting ready to move to St Croix in 2001 I sold my saddle and hadn't ridden since. I missed it, but didn't realize how much until I met … [Read more...] about Horsing Around on St Croix
Prepare your taste buds for the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off at Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort this coming Sunday April 1, 2012 from 9am to 1pm! Proceeds from the event benefit the United Way. You'll be treated to some amazing and fiery samples, great music and admission is *FREE*. Prizes will be awarded to the top ten Chili cooks and top three Vegetarian Chili cooks; and … [Read more...] about Things are heating up for the United Way Chili Cookoff!
I consider myself truly blessed to have grown up in a family who valued the great outdoors. As a child, I was exposed to the peaceful, sprawling prairies of Manitoba, Canada; the majestic mountains of British Columbia, Canada; and the historic New England Coastline. With parents and grandparents who took me camping, hiking and exploring, I was able to develop a deep love and … [Read more...] about Saving OUR Buck Island: Vote Plan A
A few weeks back I had a blast attending the Third Annual Johnny Cake Eating Championship at Ziggy's Island Market & Gas Station out on the East End. I've had the pleasure of getting to know the gang at Ziggy's over the past couple of years and can tell you they REALLY deserve the "Best Gas Station in the Virgin Islands" title they were just awarded by The Virgin Island … [Read more...] about The Little Yellow Gas Station That Could