From On-StJohn.com reader Carolee Collier, a picture of a bold donkey at Cinnamon Bay.
“We happened across this group trying to have a picnic lunch on the beach, but the donkey was making it rather difficult, ” Carolee says. “He kept trying to help himself to the food on the table and even grabbed a plastic bag with a peanut butter sandwich in it. ”
Carolee says one of the guys grabbed it back and, after a short tug-of-war, reclaimed the bag and the sandwich.
“Then he took the sandwich out of the bag and gave it back to the donkey, ” she says.
About 200 people took part in Gifft Hill School’s second annual “Culturalypso ” last week, held in honor of D. Hamilton Jackson.
The school’s Lower Campus front office manager, Angelita Bolques came up with the name for the free community carnival, a family-friendly event that this year included relay races, games, face painting, jewelry making, performances by GHS dancers in kindergarten through 5th grade, science experiments and educational booths.
The VI Fire Department also handed out pencils, rules, crayons, coloring books and inflatable batons.
Don’t know who D. Hamilton Jackson was? Click here.
Kim makes her Painkiller with Captian Morgan Private Stock spiced rum. “I like using spiced rum, ” says Kim. “It adds a richer taste. ” Orange juice, pineapple juice and a light hand on the Coco Lopez, free-floating cherry and grated nutmeg.
The High Tide Painkiller. $7 all day long. The beachfront location is on the house.
Here’s a new villa on the market at just about the highest point on Bordeaux Mountain. Bordeaux Falls is listed by Islandia Real Estate for $2.495 million, and includes four bedrooms with a separate studio.
Meet Carolee Collier and Sharon Phinney, repeat Maho Bay Camps guests who shyly introduced themselves to us as we were sitting at the bar discussing the finer points of outboard engines with Captain John.
Sharon, from Norway, Maine, was on her third trip to Maho. Carolee, from Harrison, Maine and who was married on Hawksnest in 2006, was marking trip number five.
“We love the atmosphere at Maho, ” says Carolee. “The staff and the volunteers make us feel like it’s our home. ”
Sharon let us in on a secret.
“The best tent is A-9, ” she says. “You feel like you’re literally hanging out over Big Maho and you can sit there are watch the rays and tarpon and turtles all day long. “
Correction: Give Back day is November 10, not November 12.
Gifft Hill students and faculty are planning their second annual Gifft Hill School Gives Back volunteer day, scheduled for November 12 10, and kids from preschool through high school will be spending a day working in the community.
The students will do everything from cleaning and raking to spending time with senior citizens, but they’re also looking for more ideas for their projects.
If you’ve got suggestions for Gifft Hill School’s community volunteer day, let GHS know. 776-1730, or Email them!