St. John Magazine Keeps Trademark Quality, To Hit Newsstand This Afternoon

The wait is finally over!

With glossy pictures that jump from the pages, the newest edition of St. John Magazine will hit newsstands on Monday afternoon, November 23.


The fourth edition of the popular magazine is chock full of informative and enjoyable feature stories from “A Day in a Dinghy,” which details an afternoon exploration of the North Shore’s greatest locations, to “Hercules Pate Delight,” which celebrates the cuisine of one of the island’s most popular local chefs.


Rob Blakeney’s exquisite home comes to life in “A Caribbean Castle,” a 10-page feature which brings readers into his majestic Peter Bay Point home.

Featured artists are St. Johnian craftsperson Sonia Sprauve, painter Deborah St. Clair and jeweler Alice Krall. Entertainer Chester “The Mighty Groover” Brady is another feature subject. “One Man Show” includes an intimate interview with the esteemed showman as well as photographs from St. John Festival parades throughout the years.

Once again St. John Magazine features its trademark nature photography illustrating a look at the island’s mangrove ecosystem by St. Johnian Rafe Boulon  in “Life in the Mangroves” and underwater photography by Dr. Caroline S. Rogers to accompany her feature about the island’s historic Great Lameshur Bay.

Other articles in the impressive magazine include Ruth “Sis” Frank’s recollection of the island’s first steel orchestra “Steel Unlimited” and Chuck Pishko’s historical look at Project Tektite.

Sure to be a favorite among readers, Carol Beckowitz talks with (now-late) Miss Ina George in “Traveling Backtime” detailing the elder’s life on St. John. Unfortunately, George passed away weeks after the interview.

After more than a year of renovations, the Elaine I. Sprauve Library is featured in its full and shining glory in a beautiful eight-page spread showing the building’s intricate stone work and gleaming hardwood floors in “The Era of Enighed Estate House.”

With so much to look at and read about, a refreshing cocktail might be just the thing. Look no further than St. John Magazine’s “Cooling Caribbean Cocktails” for recipes and suggestions about where to imbibe.

Staged with the help of resident Teri Gibney and photographed at Gibney Beach Villas by publisher MaLinda Nelson herself, the eight-page spread features gorgeous pictures of favorite island drinks like the bushwacker and painkiller. Be warned, just looking at the pictures induces thirst that can only be quenched with a chilled libation.

“I have always had a strong connection to St. John,” said Nelson. “It’s an honor to be able to promote the island in such a professional manner.”

Make sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of Love City’s premier magazine as it will be the only one published this year.

While St. John Magazine was launched as a biannual publication in 2007, Nelson made the decision to print one issue for 2010.

“It was important for us to maintain quality in all areas and we felt that it would be unfair to ask our advertisers to stretch their stressed marketing budgets to support our ‘off-season issue,’” Nelson wrote in her latest publisher’s letter. “We were able to use our resources carefully to maintain our trademark quality in the 2010 edition.”

To order a copy of the latest edition (or for previous issues), visit or send $15 (shipping and handling included) payable to St. John Magazine, 5000 Esate Enighed PMB 55, St. John, VI  00830. For more information, call MaLinda Media at 340-776-6496.