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Mangroves

Blog: Mangroves – Virgin Islands Wetlands

Categories: Nature | St. Thomas Blog Stories

When visitors think of water in the Virgin Islands the brackish water of wetlands isn’t likely anywhere in the lineup of mental images. More than likely those that come to mind include crystal clear beaches and the beautiful blue ocean.  Wetlands however play an important role in keeping beaches clear and clean. In the Virgin […]

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Buck Island

Blog: Buck Island… Buck Islands!

Categories: St. Croix Blog Stories | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The Virgin Islands consists of two groups of islands, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Between them there are 8 major islands and over 90 smaller islands and cays. You likely can name the major islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island in the USVI; and […]

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Reichhold Center

Blog: Reichhold Center for the Arts 2010-2011 Season

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas recently announced its 2010-2011 season boasting an All-Star line-up of Grammy winners, chart toppers, and legends in R&B, pop, reggae and World music. “This is undeniably one of our strongest seasons ever,” said Pamela Toussaint, co-Director of the Reichhold Center. “Usually each season we feature at […]

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Blog: Memories of Christmas Past in St. Thomas’ French Community

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The people of French heritage who came from Saint-Barthelemy beginning in the mid-seventeen hundreds, to reside in the Virgin Islands, brought with them all of their treasured customs and traditions. One of the most treasured traditions was the preparation of their homes and persons for the arrival of Christmas. For the early arrivals from Saint-Barthelemy, […]

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Dancing Hull Bay

Blog: French Heritage Celebrations – Bastille Day

Categories: Event | History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

People dance, fish, eat and have a great time at the Bastille Day Celebrations on St. Thomas. Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th, is the national holiday of France. It is the equivalent of America’s July 4th Independence Day holiday. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th because on this day in 1789 the people […]

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Arts Alive Vendors

Blog: Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Does your vacation to St. Thomas take place in late November? If it does, make a note of the annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival. Visitors to the 29th annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival will have the opportunity to find unique hand crafted items, explore their own creativity, view dynamic […]

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Reichhold Center

Blog: Reichhold Center Launches 30th Anniversary Season

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Reichhold Center for the Arts, on St. Thomas, will mark its 30th year with a season filled with some of the biggest names in entertainment. The 30th anniversary season kicks off in October with a commemorative week of activities to mark the center’s official opening on October 8, 1978. On Saturday, October 4, Reichhold Center […]

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Chili Cook-Off Music

Blog: Texas Society Chili Cook Off

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

A Chili Cook Off with live entertainment, games for adults and children, lip smackin’ chili, cold drinks AND on the Beach! How fun does that sound? Plenty fun! The Texas Society of the Virgin Islands is a pod of the organization Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). CASI’s mission is to promote chili and to raise […]

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