For the 15th consecutive year, the Anderson Family Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded teacher grants to educators in the territory. A total of $24,920 in grants were given to schools on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) invites individuals and groups from all sectors to join a collaborative community program to be held Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 on St. Thomas and St. Croix, respectively.
The Environmental Association of St. Thomas and St. John (EAST) will be working with the youth group of the St. Thomas Reform Church for a cleanup of Downtown Charlotte Amalie for a pre-holiday and a pre-V.I. Transfer Centennial clean up.
Effective Monday, Nov. 28, there will be holiday library hours at the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library, the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Athalie Petersen Public Library and the Florence Williams Public libraries.
The Euan P. McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to provide recognition for persons demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean, with priority given to the smaller islands of the eastern Caribbean.
Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, recognized four veterans who reside at the LSSVI Housing Communities, as well as the AmeriCorps members who support them.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, dozens of colorful standup paddle boards lined the Maho Beach, ready for action. Standing in their brightly colored jerseys adorned with the logos of more than a dozen sponsoring local businesses’ logos, 43 competitors lined up, knee-deep in the water.
On two recent public school holidays, the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) held its second Environmental Justice youth event entitled “Too Much Trash: What Do We Do?” at the Guy H. Benjamin Community Center in Coral Bay. About 25 high school students participated from the Junior ROTC Program at Eudora Kean High School and Gifft Hill School.
The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area sign-up for fiscal year 2017 EQIP funding is now open. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
Dr. Gilbert A. Sprauve, chairman of the 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee, has issued a call for persons interested in attending the annual event, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25.