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VALENTINE'S BALL IS BACK

The Humane Society's Valentine's Ball is back. On Saturday, Feb. 13, it will be held at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Hotel.

STUDENT ART SHOWING AT FORT CHRISTIAN

The winter exhibit of artwork created by students of the School of Visual Arts and Careers will hang through February at the Fort Christian Museum.

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE MEETS SATURDAY

The V.I. Carnival Committee announces a meeting for all calypso tent organizers on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Carnival Committee headquarters.

UNITED WAY FLEA MARKET IS SATURDAY

United Way will hold its annual flea market Saturday, Jan. 30, in Emancipation Garden from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
This is a painless way to help United Way reach its goal of $490,000 for the 1998-99 campaign. At this point United Way is far short. To date only $378,691 -- or 80 percent of the goal -- has been raised.

SEAPLANE'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION SET

Former Antilles Airboats employees are invited to attend the seaplane's 35th anniversary celebration Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Comanche Hotel in Christiansted, St. Croix. This is the group's first reunion in five years.

ACKLEY APPLIES TO PROVIDE LOCAL PHONE SERVICE

Local entrepreneur Gordon Ackley has applied to the V.I. Telephone Corp. for the right to compete to provide alternative local phone service to V.I. residents and businesses.
If Ackley gets a green light, the competition for local phone customers could drive down prices and improve service.

WHY ALL THE FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES?

It was interesting to hear so many young Virgin Islanders who were home for the holidays this year scoff at the high cost of so many government vehicles.
Why, they asked, do so many V.I. government officials drive expensive -– and probably fully loaded -- four-wheel-drive vehicles?

VIPD IS AIDING AND ABETTING BURGLARIES

Former V.I. Police Department Forensics Officer Alvin Hodge says a simple order could solve some of the territory's burglaries, but the order has yet to be given.

ACKLEY APPLIES TO PROVIDE LOCAL PHONE SERVICE

Local entrepreneur Gordon Ackley has applied to the V.I. Telephone Corp. for the right to compete as a local exchange carrier to provide alternative local phone service to V.I. residents and businesses.

GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS SCHOOL NURSES WEEK

Governor Charles W. Turnbull has proclaimed the week of Jan.24-30 as School Nurses Week.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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