Sun, moon, planet, cloud

April 23rd, 2015

On-StJohn reader John Jon Jones snapped one of the best impromptu iPhone photos ever from his deck one evening this week.

A setting sun, a rising moon, a glowing planet and a wispy cloud. Click on it to enlarge.

Take a guess where he took the picture from?







Villa for Sale: Heaven’s Gate

April 22nd, 2015

This magnificent mountaintop villa was built by Hugo and Josephine Roller, owners of the Coral Bay Garden Center and farm, and is now for sale so they can focus on their next project, an eco-retreat in Coral Bay.

For $5.75 million, you get four bedrooms, a big pool and incredible views of Hurricane Hole, the Coral Reef National Monument and the BVI’s. It also gets rave reviews from vacation renters.

And, as you’d guess, the landscaping is amazing. Check out Heaven’s Gate, below…







The new Ted’s Supper Club menu

April 21st, 2015

Chef Ted Robinson has updated his Ted’s Supper Club villa menu, but he will make you anything you and your guests want.

Check out some of his new suggestions. Click on the menu, above.

Did you miss our interview with Ted? Hear the story of how one of St. John’s best chefs made his way to Love City…







St John’s Earth Day fair Friday

April 20th, 2015

The 2015 Earth Day Environmental Fair is Friday from 9am to 1pm at the NSP ball field.

This year’s highlights include a Litter Stomp Parade and a poster contest.

There will also be displays, exhibits and presentations focused on natural and cultural resources, renewable energy, recycling and reef preservation.

About 550 students from St. John’s schools are expected to take part in the Earth Day Environmental Fair.







St. John just got cheaper

April 16th, 2015

Low season officially starts Saturday.

Weekly villa rates go way down. You’ll probably find some extra last-minute discounts this time of year too. And airfares look pretty good.

You’ve got that big tax refund now, and the water’s warming up from those frigid 82-degree winter temps.

There is a lot new to check out. Book the trip!







What is this?

April 15th, 2015

Spotted in Cruz Bay.

What looks like a floating picnic table made out of surf boards with an umbrella. (Click on it.)

If you know what it is, let us know.







Love City Live promo

April 14th, 2015

The big Love City Live reggae party on St. John starts tomorrow, with the main ball field concert, the Crucial Roots Reggae Festival Saturday night, featuring Junior Reid and Reemah.

Check out the video promo for this week’s big event…







3D laser scanning Annaberg

April 13th, 2015

Nonprofit CyArk will record in 3D the Annaberg Sugar Plantation and Guard House using digital preservation technology that includes laser scanning.

It is part of a larger, global project to document sites associated with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The Annaberg ruins date back to 1979 1797.

Read about CyArk’s plans here. And if it’s been awhile since you visited, check out Annaberg, below…







Go Fund Me campaign for Inner Visions’ Grasshopper

April 7th, 2015

A Go Fund Me campaign is underway to raise money for medical expenses for Phillip Pickering, aka Grasshopper, from Inner Visions.

He needs to get to a medical facility in Puerto Rico and eventually the states.

The fundraiser is already halfway to its $25,000 goal.

If you’d like to contribute, click here.

And if you’re not familiar with Inner Visions, read the band’s story – it’s a good one – click here.

And here’s an interview with Grasshopper, from last fall.







1,500 Easter Eggs at The Battery

April 6th, 2015

Nearly 200 showed up for a weekend Easter Egg Hunt put on my the St. John Administration office at The Battery, and volunteers hid more than 1,500 Easter eggs.

Even the Easter Bunny showed up, on a fire truck, complete with lights and sirens.

Several local businesses sponsored the hunt for children, with games, burgers and hot dogs, and a snow cone and popcorn machine.







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