In years that, to my aging eyes and perception, have seemed to fly by, I have attended high school reunions, then college reunions and after that, various graduate school reunions, always in the same hurried succession.

Children were thrilled and their parents were high-spirited as they brainstormed on projects and solving puzzles at the second annual back-to-school Night at the Library last month, sponsored by the Education Department and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Librar…

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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 improve…

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In Genesis 37 we read how Jacob’s favored son Joseph was sold by his jealous brothers into slavery — first to descendants of Ishmael (co-descendants of the brothers’ great-grandfather Abraham), and then, in turn, to the captain of the Egyptian palace guard.

The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association recognized 35 students for their dedication to tourism and hospitality during a ceremony and luncheon marking the close of the association’s summer employment program on July 28 at Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas resident Christopher Cilliers, a 2017 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and a member of the Antillies School Class of 2013, was recently presented with the Silver Congressional Medal by V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. Cilliers earned his Silver Medal throu…

As many of you know, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ supersedes when its fixed date, Aug. 6, falls on a Sunday. Hence my singular focus this week on the Transfiguration — an event and theological point of departure, of such importance, it appears in the three synoptic accoun…

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Children’s book, film fest: The third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest will take place on Fridays, through Aug. 18, at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Movies start at 7 p.m. Friday will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Aug. 11, Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”; and …

The American Cancer Society USVI extends its deepest gratitude to residents, businesses, organizations and government agencies, for their participation and support of its two Relay For Life events held May 20-21 at Canegata Ball Park, St. Croix and on June 24-25 at Addelita Cancryn Junior Hi…

Virgin Islands students are participating in the 2017 STEMPREP Project at the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, this summer.

Rotaract Club of St. Thomas II members Jamecha Herman, from left, Shamari Skelton, Julien Smith Jr., Director Akil King, Jevanna Augustine and Dante Morton are all smiles even after working in the hot sun reinforcing the club’s motto of having fun through service. The club members lent a nee…

The theological lessons associated with the eighth Sunday After Pentecost are so plentiful, they defy facile assignment to a few over-arching themes. Accordingly, I offer a “grab bag” of a half-dozen heterogeneous lessons among the many in the lections recommended for this Sunday. And yes, t…

St. Thomas Reformed Church, corner of Crystal and Nye, will hold a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Join them for July’s final Broadway-themed worship service, “Godspell.” Activity time is available for children under 10. Nursery is available for children under 3. All are welcome. Contact D…

On Oct. 21 and 22, Virgin Islands Baha’is will join more than 6 million members of their faith in celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the glory of God, founder of their faith.

A three-day gathering aimed at highlighting the damage caused by single-use disposable plastics and making positive change toward plastic-free living, begins Thursday on St. John.

Charlotte Amalie High School student Ll’xelle Tyson is joining other outstanding high school students from across the nation in a career development opportunity, the National Youth Leadenhip Forum: Law & CSI, an Envision program that began Sunday and runs through Friday in Washington, D.C.

Committee seeks themes for V.I. Carnival 2018

Karlisa Alisia Callwood earns PhD in marine biology

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to attend this year’s convention this weekend and the next at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 23C North Carlton Road, Frederiksted, St. Croix. The first convention started Friday and runs through Sunday. The second one is July 28 to 30. The program st…

According to Genesis chapters 27 and 28, after the younger twin, Jacob, had purloined, with monumental chicanery, both the birthright and special blessing intended for his slightly older brother, Esau — and after growing up as the child specially favored by his mother Rebecca — Jacob had to …

St. Thomas Reformed holds Broadway-themed service

Broadway-themed worship at St. Thomas Reformed

Cogan named to dean’s list at New Hampshire school

Transportation delays: The Education Department’s St. Thomas-St. John District Office of the Insular Superintendent announces that parents should arrange to transport their children to and from the district’s summer programs until bus transportation can be provided. The availability of bus t…

Kristal Hector of St. Thomas graduated from Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management and Leadership. The undergraduate ceremony was held on May 20 in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. Approximately 600 student…

Texas Society meets: The Texas Society of the Virgin Islands, host of the annual chili cook-off community fundraiser, will hold its event planning committee meeting every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. upstairs at Tickles Dockside Pub in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. All are welcome.

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