Posts Tagged ‘Community’

UVI Hospitality Students ‘Learning Skills for Life’

UVI Hospitality Students 'Learning Skills for Life'

Here at GoToStCroix.com we love to hear about local companies working together to better our community. Last week, we learned that Diageo has teamed up with balter to offer their ‘Learning Skills for Life’ hospitality program to ten lucky University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students here on St. Croix. Co-Owner and General Manager of balter, Patrick Kralik,…

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The Rattan Wine Walk

The Rattan Wine Walk

The Rattan Wine Walk is an enjoyable way of supporting the local St. Croix community with the added benefit of being an elegant night out. The largest annual fundraiser for the Rattan Montessori School, the Rattan Wine Walk offers guests the opportunity to explore the beautiful ruins and fully restored sugarmill of the historic Estate Belvedere whilst enjoying…

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Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Farm Stands

While on St. Croix, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a farmer’s market and pick out some locally grown fruits (and vegetables). The ‘farm belt’ of St. Croix, as well as the rainforest of the West End, afford the island a vast diversity of tropical fruits for you to choose from. To give…

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A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, I have had the opportunity to dine in some amazing restaurants worldwide and experience a multitude of different cuisines prepared by top notch chefs. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised to discover that St. Croix definitely holds it’s own in the culinary world. I was even more surprised to learn that each year…

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Food & Fun on the Fairway!

Food & Fun on the Fairway!

As the kick-off event for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, Cuisine on the Green is a fun, outdoor afternoon which combines gourmet food with a golf tournament at Carambola Golf Resort’s scenic Robert Trent Jones golf course.  While many golfers participate in the tournament, there are quite a few non-golfers (or ‘tasters’) that attend as well.  As a…

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Meet the Hellenbrand Family

Meet the Hellenbrand Family...

In 1981, Vern and Donna Hellenbrand of Madison, Wisconsin came to St. Croix for the first time as part of a trip which included about 12 Caribbean islands to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary.  During their stay on St. Croix, they stayed at Hotel on the Cay and fell in love with both the island…

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Visiting CSU Students Give Queen Louise Home a New Garden

Visiting CSU Students Give Queen Louise Home a New Garden

The Queen Louise Home for Children got a very welcome donation this month, from a very unexpected source.  California State University (CSU) San Marcos students taking Professor Bonnie Bade’s anthropology course ‘The Environment, People and Culture of St. Croix’ planted a garden for the children of the Queen Louise Home, with the help of a few…

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Eat Healthier

ARTfarm LLC

Most of us could use some improvement in our eating habits, I know I could. Here on St. Croix we are lucky enough to have a diverse island that offers an abundance of locally grown produce, fresh caught seafood, and locally raised meats, so take advantage! Here are some great ways for you to eat healthier…

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Get Fit

Stone Bodyworks Wellness

It’s New Year’s time again, that time of year when we all make promises to ourselves (or ‘resolutions’) to do things like get in shape, eat better, stress less, spend more time with family…you get the idea.  Well, St. Croix offers a great opportunity for you to make this the year you make one of…

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St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises Funds for Animal Welfare

St. Croix 'Animal Jam' Raises Funds for Animal Welfare

One of my favorite things about St. Croix from day one has been the way that most people here truly treat their pets like a member of the family (as they should).  Unfortunately, like many places worldwide, St. Croix has a problem with pet overpopulation – so, not all of our pets have a family. …

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St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

Who knew that when I moved to St. Croix I would become an athlete? Okay, so I use the term ‘athlete’ loosely, but I have just participated in the 19th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim. This annual event attracts not only world class athletes, but swimmers of all ages and levels from all over since it includes a one-mile, a two-mile and a five-mile swim race.

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Cane Bay Fills with Mermaids!

Cane Bay Fills with 'Mermaids'!

Who doesn’t love mermaids? The first weekend in November, Cane Bay was filled with ‘mermaids’…both by land and by sea! The Mermaid Mixer is a fun, women only splash or dash event held each November at Cane Bay.  Participants, or ‘mermaids’ as they are called, sign up to either run 3 miles or swim 1/4…

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Sunday Funday on St. Croix

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

If you have been on St. Croix for even a few days you have probably heard the term ‘Sunday Funday’.  What is Sunday Funday?  Well, it’s pretty self explanatory…it’s the weekly celebration of Sunday, the island’s day of rest and relaxation.  While Sunday Funday can represent something as simple as heading to your favorite beach…

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Game On! St. Croix Sports Bars

Game On! St. Croix Sports Bars

Are you ready for some football?  Consider watching the weekly NFL games at one of St. Croix’s local sports bars! Enjoy the game while you also enjoy cold drinks, great food, and the camaraderie that only football can offer.  Even better, some locations offer food and drink specials, and sometimes even drawings, special games, and…

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Sunshine Foundation Helps Feral Cats on St. Croix

Sunshine Foundation helps feral cats on St. Croix!

If you have been on St. Croix for any amount of time you have probably noticed the abundance of feral cats in the residential neighborhoods, hanging around local restaurants and hotels, and even living near some of the beaches.  While feral cats appreciate free food, and some will even tolerate some human contact, it is…

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Family Fun at ‘Food Fight! On the Beach’

Family Fun at 'Food Fight! On the Beach'

The most fast-paced event of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience has to be “Food Fight! On the Beach”, in which three culinary teams battle for island-wide domination…or bragging rights at least.  This fun-filled competition pairs a celebrity chef with a “junior chef” from St. Croix.  The 2014 event, paired Chef Dean Sprinks (Facebook…

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Parking on St. Croix

Parking on St. Croix

We are often asked about the parking situation on St. Croix, particularly for visitors deciding whether or not to rent a car while here on-island.  In most places, parking on the island is free.  Many free-standing hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions have plenty of free parking available.  Parking is allowed along the streets and in…

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Choosing a Rental House on St. Croix

St. Croix's Vacation Rental Experts

The prospect of moving to St. Croix and living in the Caribbean can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.  Generally, the first priority for when relocating to the island is finding a place to live.  If you have never lived on St. Croix, and especially if you have never lived on an island, I…

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Supporting Community Theatre

Supporting Community Theatre

As with many community theatres, CCT is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. Their mission is making theatrical productions available to residents of St. Croix and visitors. Founded in 1985, CCT produces at least five plays each year in their theater in Orange Grove and past shows have included plays such as: A Raisin in the Sun, The Odd Couple, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific and The Full Monty.

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