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"St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For the restless beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaks. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bays with amenities like restaurants and chair rentals.In this St. Thomas Beach Guide you will find 20 of the island’s most popular beaches, and a few off-the-beaten-track spots; complete with description, map, photos and reviews."
General Beach Information
Resort beaches are open to the public; only some however rent chairs and water sports gear to non-guests. Swimming pools and similar resort amenities are typically reserved for registered-guests only.
All beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are open to the public. Beyond a beach's tree line however is typically private property.
Don’t feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sun block, a hat and sunglasses.
Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration; drink plenty of water.
There are no clothing optional beaches; public nudity is illegal.
Removing shells and sand from beaches is illegal.
Courtesy of www.vinow.com/stthomas/beaches_stt/
Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Thomas Becket - A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil and so became a strong churchman, a martyr and a saint—that was Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, murdered in his cathedral on December 29, 1170.
His career had been a stormy one. While archdeacon of Canterbury, he was made chancellor of England at the age of 36 by his friend King Henry II. When Henry felt it advantageous to make his chancellor the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas gave him fair warning: he might not accept all of Henry’s intrusions into Church affairs. Nevertheless, he was made archbishop (1162), resigned his chancellorship and reformed his whole way of life!
Troubles began. Henry insisted upon usurping Church rights. At one time, supposing some conciliatory action possible, Thomas came close to compromise. He momentarily approved the Constitutions of Clarendon, which would have denied the clergy the right of trial by a Church court and prevented them from making direct appeal to Rome. But Thomas rejected the Constitutions, fled to France for safety and remained in exile for seven years. When he returned to England, he suspected it would mean certain death. Because Thomas refused to remit censures he had placed upon bishops favored by the king, Henry cried out in a rage, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest!” Four knights, taking his words as his wish, slew Thomas in the Canterbury cathedral.
Thomas Becket remains a hero-saint down to our own times.
The Step Street Project of the St. Thomas Historical Trust has the objective of raising public awareness as to the historical value and uniqueness of Charlotte Amalie’s 45 step streets, and to initiate and coordinate programs to renovate, restore and maintain these valuable historical and cultural objects as present day working infrastructure, of benefit to the community.
Over the years many of these step streets, although used daily by hundreds of Virgin Islanders on their way to school, work, and their personal business, have been allowed to run down and in some cases are severely decayed due to neglect and lack of maintenance. On the other hand those step streets that have been kept up such as the well known “99 steps” are a source of pride in their community and are well known island wide. These few examples also serve as a model as to what may be achieved by beautification and restoration of these fine examples of our public architectural heritage.
The intention of the St Thomas Historical Trust is to partner with the various communities and community organizations and on a phased basis restore, renovate and beautify about 3 to 5 step streets per year. In the first round of restorations we will be partnering with “My Brothers Workshop”, MBW. They have been working with at risk young men and women in the community by teaching them building and construction skills. MBW have been active in restoring a number of historical buildings will training the youngsters in construction and social work skills.
The restoration process being contemplated will replace broken bricks, archways and entrance columns, ensuring compliance to the historical specifications. ~ Courtesy of the St. Thomas Historical Trust
Smartbrief Education presents SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER TRAINING ONLINE AT UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS (MN) . UST's Jo Montie, Director of Special Ed Online Programsand Professor Dr. Lynn Stansberry-Bresnahan on how UST's online program can help prepare teachers for facilitating meaningful inclusion.
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Water Island is the smallest of the main US Virgin Islands, and that’s what gives it its charm. Rather than shops and restaurants, it’s the thatched cabanas and lazy vibe of idyllic beaches like Honeymoon Beach that are its main draw. Away from the beach, you can tour the underground tunnels and watchtowers of Fort Segarra, built during WWII. Getting around the island is best by bicycle or golfcart.
Around 160 people are fortunate enough to live on Water Island, but the volcanic island remains undeveloped.Facilities are limited to a few food outlets, dive shops and charters, a beach bar, fishing operator, & ferry dock. The US Virgin Island’s 4th island, Water Island only joined the group relatively recently, in 1996, and so far it’s kept its low-key atmosphere & local character. A 10-minute ferry ride from Charlotte Amalie, it lies southwest of the capital in the harbor, adjacent to Hassel Island.
Virgin Islands Campground is an eco-sensitive resort with self-contained cottages set on pristine, 500-acre Water Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Known for its natural charm, Water Island is a secluded getaway that should be at the top of your Caribbean vacation list. Spend a quiet day looking out over the ocean from your cottage’s private terrace.
A leisure 5-minute walk to idyllic Honeymoon Beach will have you snorkeling & sunbathing. In need of even more adventure? Visit rugged and secluded Limestone Bay, also just a quick trek down from your cabin.
View "Tour of Water Island" on YouTube featuring Africah Harrigan and Alex Randall.
Visit www.viator.com/ and www.virginislandscampground.com/
Wednesday's program marks the return of Our Black News publisher Don Allen from his one-month assignment in New York and Los Angeles. Allen collected data on several different local community spokespersons while working on his academic endevors.
Earlier this week, Minneapolis NAACP branch president allegedly called community activist and radio show host Aflred Flowers a coward; then she went on to call Mr Flower's mother, a well-respected local pastor a "bitch." Join the team of Ron and Don as we unpack what this means for the Minneapolis NAACP, it's membership and the local community.
Also, we will again talk about the money unaccounted for in the case of Jamar Clark and why Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, nor the Minneapolis NAACP have said a word. Tune in at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.
We have over 700 pages of History on the web for your reading pleasure at www.historyofcardinals.com. We hope to become your one stop reading for the rich tradition of Cardinal baseball. We don't know it all but we are trying to get all the history covered.
LIFE OF LOVE BIBLE STUDY WITH MINISTER LAKISHA THOMAS
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Brigitte Boyea and Mike Snyder, One Tuesday each month 8:00-9:30PM EST (Next show is Feb 9)
St. Germain Radio Show channeled by Brigitte Boyea with celestial music by Mike Snyder, Tech support and Deeksha Blessing Giver Mark Rawson and Chisti BlueFeather.
In these times of great change and new beginnings, it becomes increasingly more difficult to walk the path alone. Therefore use this radio show as an opportunity to receive love and support from someone who has walked the path of enlightenment and ascension before you.
Brigitte Boyea, born and raised in Germany and living in the USA since 1994, has been an intuitive healer all her life. Having completed extensive training in many different healing modalities,
You can find more information about her on her website at www.lightbridge101.com.
Mike Snyder produces soothing tones and melodies to provide a relaxing atmosphere of sound and vibration for his individual clients and group meditations. Mike is able to channel music intuitively when working on an individual or playing for a group. He produces the “sound of the moment” so to speak as he will play music that directly reflects what is happening energetically in the current point in time. Most of his individual and group sessions start out with regular random piano notes played rapidly until the individual or group starts to get into a deeper state of relaxation, and consciousness. Mike then gradually moves into slower and more intense melodies using different pleasing sounds and instruments on his keyboard. The music can help to slow down thought processes and clear the mind.
My Website http://www.mikesnydercc.com
Wednesday update show February 10th with Drake and your host Thomas William
The Testimony of my Guest: C. Thomas Perry
My distinguished guest on Tuesday, February 9th 2016, will be noted Christian author, Course Leader/Lecturer, and former Media director: Dr. C. Thomas Perry. Dr. Perry is from Melbourne, Australia, where he presently resides. His phenomenal book; 'Dying to be Alive'? is the first hand account of a near death experience. In 2008 the author suffered a heart attack and found himself in an ambulance, blacking out and in immediate danger of death. Dr. Perry describes the experience of being in the presence of angels, engaged in conversation with Jesus and then being offered the choice to return to life on Earth or to continue to live in Heaven.
The book is available at: http://www.bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001045353/Dying-to-be-Alive.aspx