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Saturday, March 14, 2009

March Around Town - Puerto Penasco

March Around Town - Puerto Penasco
By Tom and Rita:

There has been a lot happening around town, we had the January Jam at JJ's Cantina with Roger Clyne and the Peace Makers. The place was packed with fans from all over. Their next show will be the famous Circus Mexicus on June 6; learn more about the band and buy tickets at www.azpeacemakers.com.

The Uncommon Women on Common Grounds meeting was held at an unconventional locale this month, Sex City. We had a really good turnout and Lillian Vega took great care of the ladies. It was a successful first meeting for Rosie Glover, the new organizer. We all hope to see Phyllis Lefevre, founder of the group, in a meeting again soon!

Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort is offering some great specials; every Tuesday in La Maria Restaurant, they have a Mexican Special and Thursday in Citron Restaurant it is Italian night, for just 155 pesos you get a full meal including appetizers, wine and dessert. Your children will be well taken care of at the resort's Kids Club while you enjoy your upscale dinner at this beautiful resort.

Looking for lunch? Hacienda las Fuentes, located on Freemont Blvd, has a new "eight for eight dollar" menu; you can try the New Mexico cuisine with green and red chile dishes, from noon to 4 p.m.

Thirsty Parrot has been having specials every week. Thursday night, ladies drink free from 6 to 9 (special margaritas and frozen drinks); they also have KaraokeBingo and Dinner and a Movie, with the dinner special starting at US$5. Located in the Old Port where Catharine Boyle, owner/partner, seems to have something different going on every week.

CEDO celebrated International Wetlands Day and launched the XV Environmental Contest: CEDO 2009 "Flying Until the End" is dedicated to migratory species of birds. The contest starts March 3 and ends April 24. Students of all ages compete in this annual contest to research and solve environmental issues and publicize the issue and promote sustainable use of natural resources. For more information, contact Paloma Valdivia or visit www.cedointercultural.org.
We are proud to have four Puerto Peñasco youngsters practicing at Velmoon's Tae Kwon Do that are going to compete at national level after winning gold medals in the state competition. Congratulations to Abraham Carrillo Luna (National Silver Medal 2006–2007), Francisco Andres Real Gutierrez (Bantham weight child category), Daniel Alexis Felix Cuevas (youth category champion for second year in a row) and Paola F. Acuna Angula (child welterweight).

The newly completed "Rocio del Mar" live-aboard diving and exploration boat, built right here by the locals in Puerto Peñasco, will soon be sailing the Sea of Cortez. Divers will be enjoying the mega-yacht lifestyle on this 110-foot vessel, which took almost three years to build. Offering dive trips, charters, special events and even weddings, they cater to San Felipe, San Carlos and other cities on the Sea of Cortez. Contact Dora Sandoval, owner/operator, or her brother, Manny Sierra, operations manager: www.rociodelmarliveaboard.com.

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