St John is a wonderful island rich in both its physical beauty and wonderful culture and history. Relative to other places on this planet, St John is pretty sweet in its simplicity, sense of community, and quality of life. While on St John there are lots of ways of 'plugging into the local community' by attending local events or volunteering at one of our many non profits (e.g. the St John Animal Care Center is always appreciative of volunteers to take dogs for a walk).
We encourage you to bookmark some of our favorite St John blogs & Newspapers:
Great Expectations Blog (well, why not read our blog be first? Hope you enjoy it)
St John Sun Times monthly free newspaper & website
St John Tradewinds monthly newspaper, subscription based & website
Virgin Island Daily News this is the only Virgin Islands newspaper, think of it as our 'New York Times' and 'Washington Post'; published 5 days a week; subscription based & website