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Showers, Thunderstorms Possible Sunday

Moisture levels will continue to increase through Sunday night as a rich band of moisture to our southeast moves over the area. This may cause showers and some thundershowers to form during the day with a chance of heavy rain moving across the islands. Daytime highs Sunday will range from the lower to upper 80s with east winds of 10-20 miles per hour. Drier weather conditions are expected on Monday, marked by the return of Saharan dust. Six-foot seas and winds to 20 knots are expected. Small craft operators are encouraged to exercise caution in all exposed waters. There is a moderate risk of rip currents across the territorial coastlines. IN THE TROPICS There are no active tropical weather systems of concern to the Caribbean region or the Virgin Islands at the present time. Sunrise: 5:45 a.m. Sunset: 6:58 p.m. OBSERVATIONS AT THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION Saturday's high temperature: 85 degrees at 11:50 a.m. Saturday's low temperature: 77 degrees at 5:21 p.m. Peak wind gust: 23 miles per hour at 4:11 p.m. 24-hour rainfall: 0.28 inches Month rain: 3.56 inches Year rain: 12.70 inches

Official USVI Madras Fabric Unveiled in Saturday Ceremony

The official U.S. Virgin Islands madras fabric was unveiled Saturday morning at a ceremony at the Frederick Dorsch Cultural Center in Frederiksted after years of development.

Nonprofit Seeks Funding to Open Vocation School on St. Croix

A St. Croix nonprofit called the Virgin Islands Architecture Center for Built Heritage and Crafts, Inc. is seeking an initial $1.5 million, of the total $10 million needed, for their grassroots effort to open a vocational school.

STX Restaurants Part 1: New Eateries Add Variety to Diverse Scene

Just before the pandemic struck and while it raged over the world, entrepreneurs braved COVID restrictions to open restaurants and feed the people of St. Croix.

V.I. to Sell or Lease Kings Alley Hotel

The V.I. Public Finance Authority Governing Board voted to start the process of selling or leasing the Kings Alley Hotel and the adjacent vacant lot, the board reported in a news release.

Family, Friends Remember Crucian Baritone Malcolm Evans

The lush voice and soulful ballads of Crucian baritone singer Malcolm Evans permeated the U.S. Virgin Islands over many decades at family gatherings, weddings, birthday parties and funerals. The life of Malcolm Axel Evans Jr. ended peacefully on Jan 29.

Bead on a Wire Offers Private Classes with COVID Restrictions

Bead on a Wire on St. Croix gets folks started making bracelets, pendants, necklaces and other gems, and during the COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted its offerings with public health protocols in mind.

Artists Showcase Their Work as Christiansted’s Art Thursday Returns

The kickoff of the new normal for Christiansted's Art Thursday was a bit different from what participants have experienced in the past.

Art Thursday Returns to Christiansted Nov. 19

Art Thursday will kick off its third season on Nov. 19 as an all-day event, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. galleries and jewelers are welcoming the return of this third-Thursday-of-the-month venue, which has been a pillar in downtown Christiansted.

Passing of ‘Candy Lady’ Leaves Sweet Memories for STX

The St. Croix community lost a matriarch on Oct. 1 when Judith Gumbs died after battling an illness for a year. She was 92. Most people who knew her affectionately called her "The Candy Lady.”

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