Happening Tonight!

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Back in 1994, one of the island’s best bars poured its first drink … tonight, it’s time to celebrate!

The folks over at Woody’s are holding one heck of a party tonight and we hope you all can make it! Stop by between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and help celebrate Woody’s 20th anniversary.

The party will feature live music and DJ Adonnis. There’ll also be a pretty cool raffle, and all proceeds will benefit the St. John Cancer Fund.

Coors Light will be simultaneously celebrating its 25th year on island, so there will be $2 Coors Lights all night. There will also be $3 Fireball shots,  and $3 Parrot Bay and Captain Morgan drinks.

Saturday Happenings

Chester Miago
Chester Miago

Hi everyone, happy Saturday! There are a couple of things happening today that we wanted to share with all of you. Check it out:

Chester’s Getaway

By now you’ve all probably realized how much I adore this great new spot on Centerline Road. Well tonight they’re having something that sounds like it’s going to be lots of fun – a country and western dance party. Can’t wait!

So I am not a huge country western fan, but I know this will be good. They’re having a dj and we’ll all be dancing our flip flops off. It starts at 9 p.m. and I hope to see you all there.

Just a reminder, Chester’s is located around mile marker 2 on Centerline Road. It’s on your right if you’re heading east and it’s right next to Canines, Cats & Critters.

The New Gas Station

So yes, we admit that we made a bit of fun of the gas station and its inability to get its gas truck up the hill about a week or so back. Well we received an email from the owner. Nedal Salem, yesterday and he asked us to pass along some info to all of you. He was very kind, so I am happy to oblige.

They’re having a grand opening party today from noon to 2 p.m. It will feature bands and light bites. They are also raffling off a 32″ tv.

So I asked Nedal if he’d like me to relay a message to all of you and this is what he had to say:

“We and of most our family are born and raised in St. Thomas and this is our home. This infusion of our gas station will benefit the entire St John community and tourists in that it will offer better prices, open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Sunday, and also means more fuel on the island thereby motorists will not be stranded without fuel if the other station had no gas.”

Beloved Bartender Leaving Island

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One of the island’s most beloved bartenders will serve his last drink Wednesday. Kenny Quinn, the affable, lovable bartender who’s served up drinks at Aqua Bistro for the past seven years is leaving island.

“It’s the best thing that could have happened,” Kenny said Monday. “It’s good for me, but after 20 years, it’s going to be hard for me to leave people on island.”

Kenny came to St. John back in 1995 right after Hurricane Marilyn tore through the territory.

“There wasn’t a roof left on island,” Kenny said.

He came to work in construction and then spent seven years bartending at Island Blues. For the past seven years, he’s called Aqua Bistro home where he’s known for his great conversation and his classic Betty Ford Clinic visor.

“Outpatient,” Kenny joked. “Or else I wouldn’t be here.”

Kenny’s next chapter will lead him up to New York where he plans to retire – Kenny turns 68 on Sunday. In the meantime, Aqua Bistro plans to throw him one heck of a going away party during his last shift tomorrow, April 16.

Kenny’s last shift will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live bands around 2 p.m. He is also working today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. so be sure to stop by and say hello.

“This isn’t an end,” Kenny said. “It’s a beginning.”

I have to say Kenny – you will certainly be missed.

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Woody’s to Celebrate 20 Years

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Back in 1994, one of the island’s best bars poured its first drink … 20 years later, it’s time to celebrate!

The folks over at Woody’s are in the midst of planning one heck of a party, and you’re all invited. So if you’re lucky enough to be on island Friday, May 2, Woody’s will definitely be the place to be. Stop by between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and help celebrate Woody’s 20th anniversary.

The party will feature live music and DJ Adonnis. There’ll also be a pretty cool raffle, and all proceeds will benefit the St. John Cancer Fund.

Coors Light will be simultaneously celebrating its 25th year on island, so there will be $2 Coors Lights all night. There will also be $3 Fireball shots,  and $3 Parrot Bay and Captain Morgan drinks.

Now I’m pretty certain we all have a good Woody’s story to share. What’s yours?