Local beekeeper Toni Downs of Queen Caribee recently went out to her eight hives and found all the bees – more than 250,000 of them – dead. She believes the culprit to be insecticide or some other chemical being applied carelessly.
Many residents look on Memorial Day weekend as three days of relaxation. But members of American Legion Post 102, like many veterans across the territory, haven't been relaxing this weekend. Instead, they've been very busy.
Around St. John, you may start seeing a lot of T-shirts with an image of a purple octopus waving its tentacles, the design that graces the prized shirts given to the 340 swimmers, the 120 volunteers, and staff of this year’s Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.