Gifft Hill School’s annual gala and auction will go on as it has for the past 35 years, with a limited number of in-person tickets available and a virtual component that will allow participants to join from the comfort of their homes.

Black History Month should raise informed “hoorays” for all the great pioneering “firsts” attributable to African-descended people and accordingly should testify to the self-defeating ridiculousness of racial and other discrimination.

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Two simultaneous art shows will open at Mango Tango Art Gallery on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jessica Rosenberg’s ceramic sculptures and Mel McCuddin’s oil on canvas paintings will be featured in an evening of art, music and fun.

St. John School of the Arts presents its third concert in the Sis Frank Virtual Concert Series 2021 Magnie Family and Friends Concert showcasing St. John talents at 7 p.m. The night starts off with a Zoom “Mingle with the Musicians,” with questions from guests and light conversations with th…

Though the festival will look a little different than in years past, the Virgin Islands National Park’s 30th annual Folklife Festival will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plenty of cultural activities and demonstrations at two locations on St. John and in a virtual presentation.

A book signing and reading with local author Ingrid Anne Pole Hutchinson and her newly published book “Shades of Purple Volume I: Decades of My Life” will be held at the Church of God of Prophesy Tabernacle on St. Thomas Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The session will include Hutchinson readin…

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Wine and dine with sophisticated pleasure at the pop-up creative culinary event featuring chef Digby Stridiron on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the 81C event space in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

Two Category 5 hurricanes didn’t stop the Folklife Festival from taking place in February 2018, and a global pandemic won’t stop it this year. Though the festival will look a little different than in years past, there will still be plenty of cultural activities and demonstrations at two loca…

Hundreds of people logged in to support Project Promise’s fifth annual Havana Nights fundraiser in support of its Caterpillar Project program on Saturday evening. The benefit was coupled with the organization’s annual Youth Recognition event.

“Fireburn The Documentary,” a Fireburn Foundation film produced by Crucian Angela Golden Bryan, has been selected to be screened at a number of major film festivals and is scheduled to air on PBS in 2022.

Forty-five volunteers turned their eyes to the skies on Jan. 2 for the Virgin Islands Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count, and what they found was promising. Three years after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island’s bird populations, their habitats, and their food sources…

To document this historic era of COVID-19 and movements for racial and environmental justice, a new virtual archive of pandemic-related images and stories by artists, curators and arts organizations throughout the Virgin Islands highlights a defining moment in U.S. Virgin Islands and global …

The Art Exchange, in collaboration with Gary August, will host “Art in the Street: An Evening of Creative Expression” tonight from 7 to 11 in Store Tvaer Gade and Palm Passage in downtown Charlotte Amalie as a celebration of Virgin Islands arts, creativity and culture.

As the popularity of hard seltzers rose in recent years, St. John Brewers founders Kevin Chipman and Chirag Vyas took notice. Though the duo’s company was borne out of their passion for brewing beer, they found a similar excitement as they toyed with various hard seltzer recipes and flavors.

Historic one-room schoolhouses that played a central role in St. John’s East End and Coral Bay communities may soon garner recognition on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to a grant secured by the Coral Bay Community Council.

12 Miles Up wants Virgin Islands youth to help themselves by helping others. With its Random Acts of Kindness competition, 12 Miles Up encourages students to reach out into the community for a chance to win $100 Cost U Less gift cards for groceries. The nonprofit organization on St. Thomas i…

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s annual meeting, held virtually on Sunday afternoon, kicked off on a sad note. Friends board chair Andy Rutnik announced the imminent departure of the non-profit’s president, Todd Sampsell, who is leaving island with his family to attend to person…

Over a week ago, videos began to pop up on social media with a simple, yet shocking message — the version of St. John that ancestral natives once knew is being erased at an alarming rate.

Humans have a need for the arts now more than ever, says St. John artist Katia Moltisanti, a native of Italy who arrived on the island in 2016 by way of New York City. There, she founded and operated the non-profit Italian language and cultural arts center Centro Raccontami. Now, Moltisanti’…

The Office of the Governor and the Tourism Department have announced the winners of the “2020 USVI is LIT! Holiday Lighting Contest.” LIT! was intended to make the holiday season brighter for Virgin Islanders by awarding cash prizes on each island for the most creative and innovative holiday…

The subject of forgiveness must be on the minds these days of most American citizens who seek to walk in ways that can be reconciled with the dictates of the Old and New Testaments.

A series of book signing events will be held this weekend with St. Croix author Greg “Ray” Dunnett introducing his new book “Cliffs of the Heart.”

The Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle donated QOMO 80 QPC20 HD document cameras, worth $15,000, to the St. Croix district of the Education Department. The cameras will be distributed to public school teachers on St. Croix.

My enrollment in the 1950s in a prominent New England boarding school ushered in an affinity for the school’s worship in ways set out in the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer, which was used for Sunday Morning Prayer and for Vespers every day of the week except Saturday. But I could h…

Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up, you discern my thoughts from afar. You trace my journeys and my resting places and are acquainted with all my ways. Ps 139: 1&2.

The art exhibit Beyond the Horizon — Abstract Expressionist Art by local artist Augustin Kelvin Holder will be launched Saturday at 81C in downtown Charlotte Amalie from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Eccentric Drive In will show movies on Saturday and Sunday in the Fort Christian parking lot. “The Croods: A New Age” will play Saturday at 6 p.m. and the movie “Tenet” will show at 8:05 p.m.

The St. John School of the Arts has worked throughout the pandemic to keep the arts alive on St. John, and now they’re inviting supporters to help with this cause in an art auction and raffle, which opens 7 p.m. Sunday.