Watch giant Jenga tourney live at noon

August 30th, 2014

St. John Now is streaming live video from a giant Jenga tournament at Skinny Legs starting at 12 p.m Sunday.

The 8 foot tall Jenga stacks are made from 4 x 4s. If it’s Sunday afternoon, click below to watch.







Centerline Road repairs

August 30th, 2014

The repairs to washed out sections of Centerline Road leading into Coral Bay were well past due, but they are getting done.

When work finally did start in January, the timetable was nine months.

There are still two stoplights. They’ll set you back a minute and the most.







St. John’s newest car barge: Island Vic

August 29th, 2014

Meet Island Vic, the newest car barge serving St. John.

The refurbished barge, owned and operated by Love City Car Ferries Inc., the same company that owns Capt. Vic, started St John – St. Thomas service Monday.

Island Vic holds about 20 cars, includes a lower level inside lounge, and two stall bathroom and a great upper level observation deck.

It is also a rear-loading barge, meaning it backs into the dock when arriving, instead of backing out when leaving. (That also means you’ll be riding backwards if you stay in your Jeep.)

One caution about Island Vic. The ramp to get on is steeper than the others. Tough on low clearance vehicles.

Island Vic makes three car barges running now. That’s good news, since the still sidelined Roanoke doesn’t look like it’s ready to go back to work anytime soon.







A Red Stripe crisis

August 28th, 2014

These are widely believed to be the last two remaining Red Stripes available in Cruz Bay.

Served at High Tide, at 12:16 p.m., 08/27/2014.

There is a supply disruption, and there are reports of ruthless hoarding.

One. Last. Drop.







Where’s that? Wednesday

August 27th, 2014

Yes, there’s a firing range on St. John.

The Virgin Islands National Park Firearms Range.

Know what popular hiking trail it’s next to?







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