Little Olive adds Tuesday night dinner

May 27th, 2015

Now you can get your Greek food fix for dinner too, though just Tuesday evenings.

Little Olive starts serving Tuesday night specials at 6, like Greek lamb shanks.

Here’s your Lunch of the Week fix from Little Olive.

Lamb and beef meatballs on Orzo with salad, $12.

And lamb Gyro, on Peta with homemade Tzatziki and cabbage, $11.







Virgin Islands drought ugly, but no water shortage

May 26th, 2015

It is a particularly dry spring on St. John (and throughout the Caribbean) and the island’s verdant, green hillsides are currently dry and very brown hillsides.

There is an increased fire hazard, but there is no shortage of water for visitors and residents.

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority tells the Virgin Islands Daily News the source for fresh water is limitless, thanks to desalinization. WAPA says production exceeds demand by 50 percent.

Manmade fresh water is available, but it’s not free.

Every one of those water trucks you see (and you see a lot of them right now) is taking around 4,000 gallons to someone’s house, at 10 cents a gallon.







Beach-to-Beach Power Swim winner

May 25th, 2015

The first place winners get all of the attention.

Here’s to the SECOND place finishers.

This is Christy McManus, who works for the National Park and lives in Upper Carolina, and this was her fifth Power Swim. Christy finished second in her course, the intermediate assisted course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay. A two-and-a-quarter mile swim. She did it in just over an hour.

Second place is very admirable.

This was the 12th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. You can see the results of all races here.







Tabletop Ring Game at The Landing

May 21st, 2015

The best place to play the ring game is at the Soggy Dollar Bar, but the easiest-to-get-to place to play it is Cruz Bay Landing.

A mini, tabletop version.

Don’t forget about the Ring Game App.

Everybody’s a winner in the ring game. Eventually.







Morgan’s Mango cleanup

May 20th, 2015

Friends continue to help Morgan’s Mango owners Carlos and Maria clean up and rebuild after last month’s fire.

They’ve run the restaurant for more than two decades, and Carlos says he has no doubt it will reopen soon.

It looks like a Go Fund Me campaign for Morgan’s Mango’s repair expenses is well on the way to its goal too.







WAPA smart meters are rolling out

May 19th, 2015

Promising more accurate billing and better customer service, WAPA is now installing smart meters at its customers’ homes and businesses.

The smart meters continuously send a signal to the WAPA office, so no more meter readers.

The Source reports WAPA is also on track to convert entirely to propane by this summer, and continues to add solar and wind power to the mix, with 20 megawatts of renewable energy either online, signed or soon to be signed.

Every little bit helps.

 

 







The last of US Airways

May 18th, 2015

I must be one of the last people to still have a US Airways Signature Visa card. That card helped furnish Bongo Bongo. (The bedrooms were back then nicknamed “the MasterCard Suite” and “the Visa Suite.”

Ahh, the memories.

But as of this month, my US Airways Signature Visa been replaced with an American Airlines card. I must also be one of the last to make that transition.

US Airways is now slowly fading to black. Almost two years after American acquired US Airways, it begins merging the reservations systems this summer and expects it to be complete by fall.

You still might board the occasional US Airways plane for awhile. Repainting them won’t be done until sometime next year.







Carolina Corral needs a truck: Go fund it

May 8th, 2015

Dana Bartlett at Carolina Corral rescues a lot of animals and she cares for a lot of them too.

Now she’s trying to raise some money to buy a truck to carry feed or a trailer to transport the sick and injured.

We’ve written about a couple of her recent rescues.

Her goal is modest: $15,000. And she’s set up a Go Fund Me campaign to solicit your help.

Dana also hopes to start a nonprofit to help the wild donkeys on St. John.

(Her Suzuki license plate is DNKY.)

If you’d like to help pay for her truck or trailer, click here.







Longboard finally open

May 7th, 2015

Longboard St. John is finally open, after some unsurprising St. John permit delays.

Longboard, which replaced the former Joe’s Diner, was supposed to open in early-April.

Looks like Happy Hour starting at 3pm and dinner only for now. Lunch soon come.

Lunch of the Week is waiting.

Has anybody checked out their dinner yet? The menu sounds good. Can’t wait to see what a Baja Bowl is!







Where’s That? Wednesday

May 6th, 2015

Exact location required.

Have you ridden with Carolina Corral? It’s one of the few things we’ve never done. It sounds fun.

If you have, tell us what it was like.







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