A scaled-down BVI Emancipation Festival finally hit its stride Wednesday on what was to be its final day. With its opening activities delayed as Tropical Storm Isaias approached, Wednesday's Festival of Culture and Praise was the event's first full-day, non-musical event. The festival still …

Each year in July, the St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix hosts the Mango Melee. The fundraiser combines educational workshops, the Mango Dis, Mango Dat food competition and fun activities for children — including an ever popular mango eating contest. As this year's event was f…