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Travelocity has an Internet series called “Let’s Roam with Courtney Scott,” and Courtney and that Travelocity gnome recently made some stops on St. John.
In one episode, Courtney meets Hugo and Josephine at Coral Bay Garden Center, and Beverly at Pickles.
In another, she visits some beaches, including Hawksnest, Jumbie and Francis.
Daisy the Duck, the white-cheek pintail adopted by Coconut Coast Studios artist Elaine Estern, is now memorialized in print.
Daisy, who preferred the company of people and dogs to ducks, had a short, but happy life in Cruz Bay.
“Each page is a vibrant watercolor depicting Daisy and her exuberant personality,” Elaine says.
You can get a signed copy at Coconut Coast Studios, or if you won’t be on island for awhile, you can get it on Amazon too.
The original paintings are also for sale.
Peter Bay Estates is private property so unless you’re staying there, it’s a drive you’ll not likely take.
You can enter Peter Bay Estates at the first gate, do down and around, and back up and come out a few hundred yards further down North Shore Road.
Ride along, through Peter Bay Estates, below…
Here is Jasmine Campbell, the Virgin Islands flag bearer in the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
“The whole experience was positively surreal,” says Jasmine, who will compete on the ski slopes. “It’s an honor not only to represents the VI, but also to know there are so many of you out there gunning for me.”
This is the time of year when you might be very lucky enough to spot humpback whales on your boat charter.
LIke these, spotted on a recent rainy day by Capt. Robin Copeland, breaching off the Northwest side of Congo Cay, behind Lovango.
Humpbacks come down to the warm tropical waters from the North Atlantic in the winter to breed.
It was about this same time last year when Capt. John Brandi and his charter guests spotted these whales halfway between St. John and Jost van Dyke.
Would you like to be ONE-EIGHT or EIGHT-ONE?
Here…warm up at Francis Beach…
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and 12-year-old Rachel Curtis (along with help from her twin sister Stephanie) from Long Grove, Illinois has flattered us.
If you’re a Jeep Cam fan, you’ll enjoy this. Especially the introduction.
Take a snowy ride through Rachel’s neighborhood in her version of Jeep Cam…
This lightly used, six-foot-long mahogany dining table was handmade by St. John woodworker Matt Mueller. You could get it for $5 – the cost of a raffle ticket.
The Island Green Building Association’s ReSource Depot will celebrate its 3 year anniversary Saturday, Feb. 1 with a party and raffle, and the table is an example of what the ReSource Depot collects. It was donated by Frank Barnako, former publisher of News of St. John, after he sold his home in Great Cruz Bay.
The anniversary party will include beer, a cookout and live music starting at 10 a.m. at the ReSource Depot at Gifft Hill and Centerline Roads.
Other raffle items include new
compositors composters and shop and restaurant gift certificates.
The ReSource Depot says, in three years, it has kept 70,000 pounds of waste out of landfills by selling new and used stuff, like construction materials and furniture.
Watch an IGBA message below…
The Huffington Post’s list of “Four Celebrity Chef Restaurants in the Caribbean” includes the Cruz Bay outpost of New York’s Fatty Crab.
The St. John Fatty Crab is coming up on its third anniversary already. By St. John restaurant standards, that’s enough to cross from “hopeful” to “established,” yes?
Huff Po Travel recommends the curry chicken roti ($24), sliders with chili aioli ($10) and calamansi chili-rubbed brisket with coconut rice ($16).
It also calls the walk from the ferry to Fatty Crab “four blocks.” The reporter must have taken the long way.
Never been to Fatty Crab? Revisit our video from when it opened in 2011…
On-StJohn.com reader Bob DeRosa, from Toledo, set up his camera to capture the first full day on St. John from Soul Island Villa on Gifft Hill.
Bob and wife Terri have been visiting St. John with their two kids for 10 years now.
The video runs from the stroke of midnight, through sunrise, to sunset and the end of the day.
Awesome. Watch the afternoon sun drop. Thanks for sharing Bob.
Bob also caught St. John’s first sunset of 2014.
Jon and Natalie Alexis, frequent St. John visitors, ACC dog parents (remember Jumbie?) and Dallas restaurant owners, are putting lionfish on the menu.
Jon says he wants to introduce chefs, food purveyors and diners in Dallas to lionfish – considered a delicacy, but also an invasive fish that’s threatening the coral reefs around St. John and elsewhere in the Caribbean.
It goes to one theory about how to control the lionfish population: Eat them.
The first lionfish dinner, a five course affair, January 13, will be at Dallas restaurant Driftwood. If you’re in the DFW area, click here for dinner details.
Jon likes bringing a bit of St. John to Dallas. He keeps bottles of Blind Betty’s on the tables at his restaurants.
Need a refresher on the lionfish threat around St. John? Watch this: