Archive | November, 2014

St. Croix Holiday Events

Crucians love to party and the holiday season is the perfect reason to do so for more than a month. Here are some great holiday events not to be missed: Thanksgiving Jump-Up Friday...

St. Croix Chaney Jewelry

Another popular type of jewelry among St. Croix residents is chaney (pronounced Chay-knee). These are shards of china plates, cups, etc. that have been rounded and encased with metal,...

The St. Croix Hook Bracelet

A popular accessory for people living on St. Croix (women and men) is the hook bracelet. They are simple hammered silver or gold bracelets with a horseshoe closure. Meaning If a hook...

St. Croix School Celebrates Martinmas

                    Stone House Preschool and Kindergarten on St. Croix hosted a Lantern Festival on Friday to...

Finding Fresh Fruit and Fish on St. Croix

One of the charms of living on the island of St. Croix is roadside fruit and fish stands.  Here you can find fresh produce like bananas, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, etc.  You will...

Coconut Telegraph: Receiving and Sending Mail on St. Croix

                    For those relocating from the states, you will find mail services in the Caribbean to be a little different....

Island Wheels Continued: Car Care

Routine car maintenance is imperative when you live in the Caribbean, as the rough roads and outdoor storage is hard on vehicles (garages or car ports are rarities). Here are a few...

Cisterns 101: Residential Water Supply in the USVI

                    One marked difference between home ownership stateside and in the U.S. Virgin Islands is residential water supply....