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Cane Bay Proposal – Online Discussion

June 1st, 2011

frangipaniOver at the VI Moving Center Message Board is an ongoing discussion about the Cane Bay Beach road re-routing proposal. This may be a good place learn more and perhaps voice your opinion. If you’re not familiar with message boards you’ll need to “create a profile” before you can write a reply. Click to visit the message board discussion…

Photo at right is of pink Frangipani, also called Plumeria, a native Virgin Islands flowering plant. There are over 300 named varieties and their scent is most fragrant at night.

First Meeting Notes

May 18th, 2011

moon_cane_bayLast night during heavy rains our first meeting took place. Thanks to all for braving the elements, listening and voicing their opinions. Attendance was roughly 80 to 100 members. Channel 2 News was there videotaping. During the Q&A session opinions from members were heated and emotional. Although Richard Borck, the project manager, explained he had put two years of effort into trying to find a workable plan for the property owner, business owners, government and citizens, many members were opposed. Concerns such as lack of parking, distance of parking to the beach, and possible future development by the land owner were voiced.

Our First Meeting – May 17th

May 2nd, 2011

respect_beachWe’re happy to announce our first meeting! The subject is Cane Bay Beach and the proposed re-routing of the road around the beach.

Meeting: North Shore St. Croix Association
Subject: Cane Bay Beach Road (presentation and Q&A)
When: Tuesday evening, May 17th 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Eat @ Cane Bay, North Shore, St. Croix
Who’s Invited: All are welcome (it’s a full moon!)

Richard Borck, President of rbc Services LLC, will give a detailed presentation about the proposal. Afterward attendees will have the opportunity for a question and answer session. We have put Richard Borck’s presentation online at… http://www.northshorestcroix.com/canebay/rbc_v6.pdf (note: it’s a large 24 page PDF and will take perhaps 3-5 minutes to download)

Katherine and Frank, owners of Eat @ Cane Bay, have graciously allowed us to hold our meeting at their restaurant. Thank you! Keep in mind the restaurant will be closed and will not be serving food or drinks.

Cane Bay Beach – A Sea Turtle Nesting Beach

December 22nd, 2010

sea_turtleThe sign posted reads “Cane Bay is a sea turtle nesting beach. The Endangered Species Act. All sea turtles are designated as either threatened or endangered under U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. This federal act states that it is illegal to harass, harm, capture or collect sea turtle eggs. NO DOGS, NO HORSES, NO FIRES. Please report any violations, stranded, injured, trapped, disoriented, or dead sea turtles to: STAR (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue 340-690-0474) USVI Police Department 911

175 Members, Eat at Cane Bay, Arawak…

February 3rd, 2010

eat_at_cane_bayAs of February, 3rd 2010 our association has grown to 175 members – the overwhelming majority are residents. In other updates to our website please check out the new page for Eat @ Cane Bay Restaurant & Bar… there is new ownership, a great new menu and a sharp new website displaying dates of their ongoing events (photo at right courtesy of Eat @ Cane Bay). Another North Shore business with a newly updated website is Arawak Bay Inn, click to check it out…

Crime Stoppers USVI

August 7th, 2009

crime_bannerToday we’d like to take a moment to promote a great non-profit service called Crime Stoppers USVI. This is such a great idea! It works like this… call or email in your anonymous tip and if the tip is successful you get a reward of up to $2,500 cash. When you call you’re given a PIN number, you will not be asked to identify yourself, and your call can not be traced. Crime Stoppers USVI works with local police, is 100% anonymous and empowers you to help fight crime. To report a tip call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or for more information visit CrimeStoppersUSVI.org…

Events, Google, and more…

July 30th, 2009

virgin_kayakThere’s more to do on the North Shore than you think! The events calendar for August has started to fill up, check out the Events page. Moving on… type in “North Shore St. Croix” in Google and we’re now on page 1 (this should help our business owner members gain more website visitors). Did you know Google drives about 70% of all search traffic? Next… we recently added a photo of Off The Wall restaurant and a write-up about Rowdy Joe’s. And finally, last weekend we went on a kayak tour with Bryan Updyke of Virgin Kayak. We learned so much about Columbus, the Tainos, Caribs and Salt River… a highly recommended trip! More about Salt River here…

How’s our website doing?

July 7th, 2009

palm_frondHere are few stats to let you know how our website has been doing. Since we started recording stats in April we’ve had 4,923 visitors. The biggest day was 297 visitors. Our most visited page is the Destinations page. The top search terms folks used to find our website have been “rowdy joes st. croix”… the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th terms were “www.northshorestcroix.com”, “northshorestcroix.com”, “fromer real estate”, and “annaly farms”. The top referring website (website folks clicked a link on to get to us) has been Cruzana.com. And finally, the top click from our website has been to Canebaystcroix.com with 62 clicks. And finally, we have 128 members to date.

Over 100 members, plus more news…

June 22nd, 2009

flamboyant_stcroixBecause of The Avis newspaper article we surpassed 100 members today. In my opinion that’s a great start! In other North Shore news we will soon be adding four new villas to our Destinations page… Estate Belvedere Villa, Villa Paradise at Cane Bay, DragonFly Villa, and the amazing Clairmont Mill. We’re also adding Gone Ketchin’ Sportfishing. We had an email from the folks who publish VI Settlers Handbook, a great resource you may want to check out. And finally, the weather… we have had many good rains and many incredible rainbows over the past month. The North Shore is lush, green and the orange-red flamboyant trees are in full bloom.

Our association in the news!

June 22nd, 2009

avis_stcroixWe are excited that The North Shore St. Croix Association was featured in the Sunday Edition of The Avis Newspaper! Stephanie Hanlon, an Avis reporter, used close to a full page to let readers know about our new association. There was a big beautiful photo of Cane Bay Beach that made the article pop off the page. On behalf of our members I would like to thank Stephanie for taking the time to write a wonderful article and for allowing us to have extra exposure in The Avis (click to visit Stephanie Hanlon’s website). Click to read the full article “North shore online” published in The Avis click here…

Help us by tacking up a flyer.

May 1st, 2009

picture-2To the right is our North Shore Awareness Flyer. Our hope is that a few of our members will print it out and tack it up in a spot where other North Shore lovers will notice it (e.g. a restaurant, a store, etc.). This may spur others on to join us, and in turn increase our membership.

Please click on the graphic at right to view, then print the PDF on your color printer. The size is a printer friendly 8.5″ x 11″. Thank you… every little bit helps!

Our first month = 75 members

April 30th, 2009

stcroix_grassAfter 30 days we have 75 members. 65 of those members signed up as residents, and 10 as visitors. We continue to get postive emails about the association and the website. As of today our opinion poll (below on this page) has had 55 voters with 70% voting crime prevention as their most important topic, with litter control a distant second. In other North Shore news there was a fire yesterday that burned a few acres of grassland on Barron’s Bluff. This was the same spot as the fire two years ago. St. Croix is dry right now (unlike the photo at the right taken several months ago).

North Shore. The Movie Star.

April 24th, 2009

picture-3In 1994 the movie Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, etc., etc.), unfortunately that was also the year of Forest Gump, which swept the awards. Most St. Croix lovers know the beach in Mexico at the end of the movie was actually St. Croix’s beautiful Sandy Point, and not, as they called it in the movie, Zihuatanejo. What most people don’t know is the North Shore was a star long before Sandy Point… by a whole 10 minutes!

The screenshot at the right shows the North Shore, just west of Barron’s Bluff, with actor Tim Robbins playing Andy Dufresne smiling and driving in his red convertible along the North Shore Road, a free man. If you’d like to watch the entire clip it’s on YouTube here (around the 4:50 mark)…

What’s your opinion? Quick poll…

April 21st, 2009

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St. Croix Tourism Website

April 16th, 2009

offthewallIf you’re planning to visit St. Croix and want in-depth information about the island please visit stcroixtourism.com… The website owners are North Shore members and residents. You’ll find a huge amount of first-hand information about the entire island– airport info, customs, golf, fishing, medical services, real estate and much more. There is so much information here even the seasoned St. Croix visitor might learn a thing or two!

We’ve grown to 52 members!

April 15th, 2009

caribbean_seaIt’s another beautiful day on St. Croix – great weather and even some well-needed rain fell last night. The breeze was up today and the sea looked spectacular. Moving on… here’s a quick note to say we are now at 52 members (after only 15 days)! And for those of you who know about upcoming events, weekly dinner specials, live bands, dive trips, special kayak tours, you name it we’ll consider it… please email us so we can add more items to our events calendar.

Photographer, plus more new members!

April 10th, 2009

aerial_stcroixTo the right is an aerial photo sent to us by Eric Crossan – a new member, part-time St. Croix resident and professional commercial photographer. This beautiful photo shows a portion of the North Shore from The Waves at right to Salt River off in the distance (click photo to enlarge). Next up… we’ve got a new request to add a rental home called Villa on the Edge, we hope to add them this week, their website is at www.noproblemmon.com. Finally, North Shore lovers keep finding our website… that’s 44 members in our first 10 days!

34 members, Tan Tan, Cruzana & Bogey’s

April 7th, 2009

picture-37We are currently at 34 members. This is a very strong start! Next we’re looking to add Tan Tan Tours to our Destinations section. For more about the fantastic tours Tan Tan provides please visit their website at STXtantantours. We’d also like to point visitors to a website that highlights “The Good Things on St. Croix” called Cruzana.com, they have made North Shore St. Croix Association one of their featured articles. Another point to mention is that Sita from Bogey’s Bar & Restaurant offered to allow us her restaurant as a meeting place in the future. Thank you Sita!

23 members, 3 new destinations!

April 2nd, 2009

As of tonight, Thursday April 2nd, the North Shore St. Croix Association has 23 official members! This is a great start. Folks have been very positive about the website and the idea in general. Some comments have been…

“This web site is a great idea.”
“Looking forward to working with everyone.”
“Our compliments on the creation of the North Shore St. Croix Association.”
“The web site is awesome. Thanks for including me in destinations.”
“The website is a fantastic idea and has a great look. Thank you for starting this!”
“Great site and I love the logo. “

There are 3 new destinations to add. The first is Villa Dawn, a luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bath vacation / holiday rental villa… at www.villadawn.com. The second is Caribbean Breeze at Gentle Winds Resort, a luxurious condo rental located on a beautiful white sand beach with fantastic swimming and snorkeling… at www.caribbeanbreezecondo.com. And the third is Blue Vista Villa, a private vacation getaway offering breathtaking 270° views of the Caribbean Sea and Salt River National Park… at www.bluevistavilla.com. Amazing what the North Shore has to offer!

7 new members, 1 new destination!

March 29th, 2009

top14bigWe are on a roll! After checking our email today, Sunday March 29th, we see seven new members have signed up. This is a little surprising, considering we have not told anyone our website even exists. Total membership is now 9 members strong.

A new destination has requested to be added to the list of North Shore destinations. Villa Margarita, considered and Inn, is located on the beach at Salt River, right below the contact center. Next chance we get we will add it to the destination page. The web site address is www.villamargarita.com…

Our first official member!

March 18th, 2009

annaly_farmsOur first member, Jodie Mays, has just emailed us a short write-up on Annaly Farms (and attached a couple of photos too)! Thank you Jodie.

We hope others will help too… since our association is brand new and there are many destinations to write about we hope local business owners and residents will email more write-ups. We need business articles, destination articles, and calendar events.

There are so many good things right here, right now on the North Shore of St. Croix. Our new website will allow us to start creating positive exposure for all we have to offer. With your help this website can be completed in a short time. Please contact us today…

Thanks again to Jodie for kicking things off!

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