Price Reduction: Three Income Producing Units in Gifft Hill

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If you’re looking for an investment property on St. John, there is a great one over in Gifft Hill. It has three income-producing units and it just had a nice price reduction. Here are the details…

This property is located on a quiet, end of the road location in Gifft Hill, which is less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay. It has water views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and the outlying cays, as well as great sunset views. The home has several outside decks and beautiful interior stone walls. Check out a few pics:

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Looks great, doesn’t it?

This home is now being offered by 340 Real Estate Co. for $500,000. Want more information? Contact Tammy at 340 Real Estate Co. at

I Have a Frog Living in My Toilet.

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We’re going to take a break from the norm today and share a little story about island life.

I have a frog living in my toilet. True story.

I had a house guest back in February who told me there was a frog in the kitchen. It must be a lizard, I assured him. Nope, it’s a frog, he said. I went in the kitchen and he was right. I scooped up the little fella and put him outside.

Well he came back. Or perhaps he sent a friend or family member.

Earlier this week I went into the bathroom and jumped when I saw something move in the toilet. I looked a bit closer and it was a cute little tree frog all swimming around. He was pretty much loving life. I turned around to make sure my dog wasn’t around (he loves to chase things), and when I looked again, the frog was gone. Gone! I flushed the toilet just in case he needed some extra help.

Fast forward to last night. The. Same. Darn. Thing. Happened. He’s back!

I went to the kitchen to grab some Tupperware to fish him out and when I returned, all I saw was his little foot swimming away. Ugh.

I closed the lid and went to bed. Thankfully I have two bathrooms.

It’s now Saturday morning. I went into the frog’s bathroom and lifted the lid. No frog. Yay! I flushed the toilet, you know  just in case, and guess what … a frog went flying down the toilet! Thank goodness I did this before I attempted to us the toilet … could you imagine??!! Ugh.

Perhaps this guy’s confusing my toilet with the pool at the Westin? Either way, I’ll keep you all posted. Ahh, island life.

First Friday Event Happening Tonight at Mongoose Junction

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For those of you lucky enough to be on island tonight, you may want to stop by Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay because they’ll be holding quite the party. Tonight’s event, dubbed First Friday, will feature live music, featured artists and art exhibits, cultural performances, sale specials, contests, and more. The First Friday event will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

This month’s features include:

  • St. John’s own Visions Reggae will perform from 6 to 9 pm in the Mongoose Junction courtyard.
    Throughout the evening, the Mascilyn Bamboula Dancers will perform ancestral dances, and Cooper Penn will provide Mocko Jumbie performances.
  • St. John Scoops will offer free face painting for kids from 6 to 8 pm.
  • Bamboula boutique and Magic Tree Henna will present henna body painting from 5 to 7 pm
  • Caravan Gallery will honor the Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial by offering a free sterling silver petroglyph charm with each purchase of a locally made hook bracelet. Discover the St John hook bracelet and learn more about this local tradition.
  • R&I Patton Goldsmithing will be donating sales in the shop to their scholarship fund, which supports the tuition needs of their employees’ children.
  • St. John Brewers Tap Room will be hosting their famous $5 All You Can Drink Summer Ale Can Party, and their Brewtique will be offering a free pint glass with the purchase of 3 t-shirts or hats, or any combination thereof.
  • The Friends of the Park Store will host author Cynthia Moulton in the afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 – she will be signing copies of her book “Interconnected”. St Johnian Sharelle Francis will also be in the shop, from 5 to 8:30 pm with her homemade jellies and jams.
  • VIVA Cantina will feature artist Kimberly Boulon, and will also host its inaugural “First Friday Draw & Dine” art competition. Show off your drawing skills for the chance to win a $175 gift certificate to VIVA. The competition runs from 6 to 9 pm, and art supplies will be provided.
  • The Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery will be hosting the opening of its Transfer Centennial Celebration reflection exhibition “100 Years Of…”.

Casting Call Happening Today at Beach Bar

For those of you who’ve always wanted to be on TV, today may be your lucky day…

A casting call for a national television commercial is happening today at The Beach Bar. It’s happening between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The commercial will film later this month, so you must be on island then.

According to a flyer, they are looking for people of all ages and all ethnicities.

For more information, please contact or simply stop by The Beach Bar tonight.

What’s in the Sky Today?

For those of you who are lucky enough to be on island right now and are near Cruz Bay, go outside and look up. There are two (and perhaps three) very strange things in the sky.

Check out these pics courtesy of Steve Simonsen to see what we’re talking about:

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Weird, right?

The Simonsens phoned the FAA, and they stated they have no knowledge of what these things may be. Perhaps amateur weather balloons? Maybe it’s a Google Loon Balloon? (Click here to learn what that is.) Either way, go outside and check them out. They’re pretty neat.

Love City Country Fest Happening This Weekend

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Just a reminder, the Love City Country Music Fest is happening this weekend!

This year’s music festival will start this Friday, April 7th at 11 a.m. at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The beach party will feature Trailor Choir with special guests Fairground Saints.

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The party heads on over to Drink in Cruz Bay Friday night with performances by Bridgette Tatum and Danny Myrick.

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And on Saturday, the festival heads across the street to Cruz Bay beach. G Love & Special Sauce will be performing along with Love and Theft, and Fairground Saints.

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Admission is free to all events. Please visit to learn more.