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Women to Women / Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show

15th Anniversary Fashion Show by Women to Women / Mujeres a Mujeres The theme this year is Las Vegas, "The Stage is Set for the Best Show Yet".   Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Doors open at 11:00 am at the Guayabitos Town Plaza.   Tickets are $400 pesos and include the fashion show, luncheon/open bar and silent…
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Exotic Fruits of Mexico - Part 2

Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit) Pitahaya is a fist-sized flaming pink or green fruit that grows on a cactus native to the Sonoran desert in Mexico. A ripe pitahaya has a strong flavor and a kiwi-like texture. In Mexico I’ve always seen some that are white inside, but in Guatemala they can be purple and much stronger. Unfortunately pitahaya…

The Vaquitas May Be Doomed For Extinction

The rescue efforts to save the tiny Vaquita porpoise from extinction have been terminated by Semarnat, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. The few Vaquita that were captured did not survive, so the efforts were abandoned with the estimated number still surviving in the Gulf of California, it's only habitat, at approximately…

19th Annual El Famoso Horseshoe Tournament - February 10th, 2018

The 19th Annual, 11th Memorial, El Famoso Horseshoe Tourney will be on Saturday February 10th, 2018. This is a Fundraiser for the Centro Cultural de Capacitacion de Bahia Jaltemba If you want to participate you will need to sign up at Mateja's on Thursday February 8th at 3:30 p.m. Please see the flier for more info.
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Exotic Fruits of Mexico

This list of exotic fruits and the short description of each fruit, along with photos so that you will know what you are looking at while shopping in the markets, will get you started.  I will add to this list during subsequent issues, with the latest fruits highlighted at the top of the list. Note:  When asking for these…
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Military Checkpoints! To Be concerned or not?

Among the most prominent differences between traveling in Mexico and the USA and Canada are the military checkpoints set up throughout the country. For a first time traveler, the sight of freshly graduated soldiers with military rifles can be quite unnerving. Military Checkpoints have been built and manned as an effort to stem the…
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Delta Air, Aeromexico & Habitat For Humanity Team Up

Delta and Aeromexico join Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Mexico Thanks to Puerto Vallarta Daily News  November 7, 2017  Last week, Delta and Aeromexico airline workers reached a more earthly but equally high-flying goal: to build the 250th house in Mexico in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which was delivered…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic - February 2nd-3rd-4th

The Cancer de Mama Clinic is an exciting and important event which happens each February in La Penita. Over 100 volunteers (primarily but not solely women), contribute their time, energy and financial support at our three-day Clinic, where Mexican breast cancer survivors are provided with free breast form prosthetics and bras following…
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Charity Bingo At La Penita Seniors' Centre

Starting November 14th Charity* Bingo, every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm La Peñita Seniors' Center Calle Bahia de Guaymas #18 (near CFE) Come and have some fun, bring your friends and support your community. Cash prizes and a special "Progressive Blackout Bingo Jackpot" prize that builds each week until it's won. *GEMA is…