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Charlotte Amalie: A Historical Gem

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Good Morning! We recently celebrated Virgin Islands History Month in March. Let’s take a moment to turn our attention to Charlotte Amalie, a town steeped in history and culture yet often overlooked amidst the hustle and bustle of modern travel and festivities. If you’ve vacationed in St. John, you might have flown into the Cyril E. King Airport in Charlotte Amalie West, and drove through St. Thomas’ capital city, which is the largest city in the US Virgin Islands. Here is the brief history of Charlotte Amalie and how it got its name. 

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Celebrate Our Earth – Win a Trip for Two to St. John!

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  Earth Day is right around the corner. And with it comes cause for celebrating this absolutely breathtaking place we call home (or your favorite home away!):  St. John.  This year, a non-profit that is absolutely dedicated to preserving that natural beauty via unique approaches to expanding sustainability efforts in the Virgin Islands is celebrating their twentieth anniversary.  It inspires residents and visitors to think in terms of “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” while also making it easier for us to do so here on St. John.  In 2024, Island Green Living celebrates twenty years of a commitment to keeping the Virgin Islands beautiful and vibrant for generations to come.  And you can help them continue their good work while also taking a chance at winning a trip to Love City for two, valued at $11,000!

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Get Trashed Celebrates Their 9th Birthday with Corona Sponsorship

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With its fair share of restaurants, lack of public receptacles, and a flourishing tourism industry, the streets of Cruz Bay are often littered with discarded trash. In Coral Bay, debris from the local boating and fishing industry can be seen in a tangled web along the shoreline. And while this can be discouraging, one resident decided to take action and in 2015, Erin Lieb founded Get Trashed, a volunteer group dedicated to picking up debris around the island.

By gaining popularity over the years and occasionally partnering with local nonprofits such as Island Green Living and Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, Get Trashed has made a significant impact by keeping St. John litter free.

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Celebrate our Earth – Win a Trip for Two to Love City!

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  It’s that time of year again folks!  Earth Day is right around the corner.  And, in their fourth annual Earth Month Fundraiser, Island Green Living is offering you the opportunity to help them “crush plastic” and advance sustainability on St. John while also getting a chance to win an incredible vacation for two to visit us here in Love City.  This year’s vacation package has it ALL:  Lodging, airfare vouchers, Jeep rental, dining, shopping, excursions AND voluntourism opportunities.  In keeping with this year’s Earth Day theme of “PLANET vs. PLASTIC,” as an entrant in Island Green Living’s “Love City Vacation for Two” raffle you will make strides towards winning the battle against plastics pollution on island.  While also putting yourself in the running for an amazing seven-night trip to St. John, valued at $11,000!

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St. John Cancer Fund Event Returns to Love City

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  I have some pretty incredible news to share with all of you today!  On March 30, the St. John Cancer Fund’s (SJCF) Light up the Night Event will take place for the first time since 2020.  This once annual fundraiser, the primary in-person fundraising event for SJCF, will take place at the newly re-opened National Park Ballfield (across the street from Mongoose Junction) on March 30 from 3pm-midnight.  The in-person event is an incredible community gathering…There will be laughter, there will be tears, there will be a dunk tank, live music, a luminary ceremony and delicious food and drinks for purchase.  And above all, there will be LOVE.  Join us as we walk together to honor our loved ones lost, to celebrate the survivors, to cheer on the warriors in our community as they fight a battle with cancer.

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