Dollar fo' Dollar

Marcella Grace, Marie Paul, and Kathleen Pascal, from left, perform reenactments of the coal workers’ strike during last year’s Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture & History Tour on St. Thomas. This year’s commemoration takes place on Sept. 9 starting at 10 a.m. from Market Square.

Health Department hosts ‘walkability’ town hall: The Health Department will host a “Walkability Town Hall Meeting” on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the D.C. Canegata Multi-Recreational Center on St. Croix. The purpose of the meeting is to get the public’s input on areas that can be improved/constructed to promote more physical activity in the territory. For more information contact the Health Department on St. Croix at 340-718-6551.

Love City Car Show: The third annual Love City Car Show will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is expected to attract enthusiasts’ cars from both St. John and St. Thomas, as well as radio-controlled cars and boats. There will be an awards ceremony Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Each child that attends will receive one toy race car that can be used on the Hot Wheels race track. There will be food and drink available both days, as well as a DJ and live band. Admission is $2 for children and $5 for adults. All proceeds will be donated to a St. John youth organization. For those not on island, you can still take part in the action as the organizers’ plan to live stream the event on the Internet. For more information, visit

Labor Day festival on St. John: St. John Festival Labor Day activities will be held on Monday at the Coral Bay ball field. The parade starts from Aqua Bistro at 11 a.m. Enjoy live music from 1 to 6 p.m., a car show at 3 p.m. and a school supply giveaway for the children. Food and drinks will be for sale. For further information, call 340-690-3692.

Caribbean Cultural Fest. 2017: The Centennial Edition, takes place on Sept. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Jackie Robinson Park, 85 Bradhurst Ave. on 145th Street in Harlem, New York City. The event spotlights the music, food, and culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. V.I.U. is a registered New York-based non-profit, dedicated to the interests of the U.S.V.I. For more information call 845-670-7695 or visit

Cancer Support: Cancer Support V.I., sponsored by International Capital & Management Company, announces the next free presentation, Prescription for Change: Medicine for the Mind and Body by Elaine Smith, Mind, Body, Medicine Department manager from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Southeastern in Newnan, Ga. Smith will discuss the anti-cancer lifestyle. This free lecture will be held on Sept. 6 at noon in the medical auditorium at the Kimelman Cancer Institute. The lecture will be followed by a Support Group for patients and survivors from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Please bring a bag lunch.

‘Dollar fo’ Dollar’ history tour: The annual Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour, 125th Anniversary/Centennial Tramp & Mini-Coaling Exhibit will take place on Sept. 9 on St. Thomas. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Market Square on St. Thomas. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon at Fort Christian. The event commemorates the 1892 coal workers’ strike on St. Thomas. For more information, call 340-473-7943 or 340-643-5851. Visit

St. Croix Landmarks Society closed: The St. Croix Landmarks Society’s Estate Whim Museum, Research Library & Archives and offices are closed to the public through Sept. 19. Regular hours will resume on Sept. 20. Email for additional information.

V.I. Carnival Committee moving office locations: The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee announces that its office at 2312 Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas, is permanently closed, pending relocation to 34-A-1 Hospital Gade (Mannos Building). To contact the Carnival Committee, call 340-776-3112 or email The VICC will announce the opening of the new office in the near future.

Support available for veterans facing PTSD: Are you a combat veteran? Struggling with readjustment stressors, or experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? If so, call your local Veterans Center office today at 340-774-5017.

St. Thomas Humane Society seeking volunteers: The St. Thomas Humane Society seeks dog and cat lovers, puppy and kitten lovers to volunteer their time assisting in the care of these pets. Dogs need walking, petting, love and play time. Cats and kittens need petting and playtime, too. Foster homes are desperately needed, while forever homes are being sought. Call 340-775-0599 and/or visit the facility on Rhymer Highway to fill out a volunteer application.