See old photos Tuesday night

March 11th, 2013

The St. John Historical Society has some old photos for you to see at its meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church.

Historical Society president David Knight will share photos and the story of his parent’s visit to the Virgin Islands in 1937.

“The presentation will include never-before-seen images accompanied by excerpts from the journal of Knight’s father, Dr. George H.H. Knight, which recounts the long journey by ship from New York to Puerto Rico, then on to the Virgin Islands with stops at St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Tortola,” the historical society says.

If you’re on island, stop by the church tomorrow night. It’s free and open to the public.

The Historical Society will also lead a tour of the Annaberg sugar factory next Saturday at 9 a.m. It’s also free.

Follow the Historical Society on Facebook.







Where’s the beach at Cinnamon Bay?

March 10th, 2013

Sometimes Cinnamon Beach just goes away.

OSJ reader Chris grabbed this Webcam shot from La Jolla Caribe Villa Saturday, with a lot of the beach taken over by high surf. It happens this time of year.

Don’t worry. The beach comes back. Check out this video of Cinnamon last March. The surfers love it like this.







Lunch of the Week: JJ’s Texas Coast

March 8th, 2013

Here’s some “solve the problem” creativity by a St. John waitress. I wanted the grilled chicken caesar at JJ’s Texas Coast.

“I’m really sorry, but we’re out of chicken breasts right now,” she says. “How about a caesar with chicken fingers? We have that.”

So, a caesar with crunchy chicken fingers, cut up even, for $14.

And a JJ’s signature, two beef enchiladas, refried beans and rice for $14.

There’s a new “JJ’s Burger Bonanza” menu at JJ’s too. About 10 different burger combinations with everything from mango salsa to caper sauce to radishes.







The $8 asparagus

March 7th, 2013

As seen, and admittedly bought, at St. John Market.

We’ll pay $8 for asparagus. The $9 cauliflower, not a must have.







The end of an era on St. John

March 6th, 2013

This is Levi, removing the last remnant of the old Front Yard bar in Cruz Bay, and one of the last pay phones on the island.

“It’s an antique. If there are collectors who want it, I’ll let it go to the highest bidder,” smiles Levi.

You can find him at the pay parking lot next to the police station.

Do you know where any other pay phones still stand on St. John?







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