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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Around Town in San Felipe - June 2009

Around Town in San Felipe
Ahhh. Another spring in San Felipe coming to an end and the beginning of the summer feels like it is upon us. Semana Santa has come and gone without much incident, from what I heard. The usual pilgrimage to San Felipe brought business to downtown and parties to the beach. In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, and in an attempt to clean up the beaches in our little town, Casey Hamlin hosted a beach clean up and Mexico Living helped pickup and launched the Beautiful San Felipe T-shirt program to fund such clean up projects. Many volunteers showed up with gloves in hand to pick up trash all along the beach. Personally, I got about 8 pounds of garbage! So, imagine how much more was actually picked up! The Marina Police were also there in full force getting all the big stuff.
(California Dental & Optical’s) David and Melina’s wedding on April 25 could be dubbed the social event of the year. They wed on the beach and had an amazing reception near their home. Simultaneously, Agave Blues had a private party to entertain in the South Campos in celebration of Ruben’s birthday. ¡FELIZ COMPLEAÑOS, RUBEN! Of course, on band’s return from down south, they stopped in at the wedding to wish their friends lifelong happiness! Jim Moore and Bill Maine performed Dave and Melina’s band-favorite song, Song For You. It was truly amazing.
Club de Pesca’s 7th Annual Chili Cook-off brought hundreds of people out to try San Felipe’s finest chili creations. Smokin’ Tonsils won this year, with the People’s Choice going to South Campo’s Rob Nikel, Georgia and Jim. Agave Blues played music well into the late afternoon and even welcomed local Ian Thompson to the stage to sing his Rolling Stones favorites. And let’s not forget the San Felipe Ladies’ Yacht Club who sang backup for the boys on I Shot the Sheriff. Many thanks to Pancho and Jorge Limon and Joseph Malek for their hard work and dedication to make the cook-off a great success...AGAIN!
For some local schedule updates, Mac and Nan’s Karaoke is now being held at Playa de Oro’s Beach Bar each Saturday night. They are always great hosts for this San Felipe pastime. Porky J’s is now open at Fandangos at 2 p.m. each day the bar is open. You will find amazing pork ribs and BBQ there. North folks, don’t forget about Blowin’ Smoke for your BBQ delights! Jolly Mon Bar, located in Plaza Paraiso (KM 178.5) has something for everyone EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK! San Felipe’s Best Karaoke 2008, Sing-out Sisters and Chuey, can now be found there each Tuesday at 6 p.m. Check the Jolly Mon calendar left in your mailbox or on their door to see what you might want to participate in.
And lastly, let’s hit this swine flu right in its pig nose! There is no swine flu in San Felipe, and according to the Mexican health officials in Mexicali, there have been no reported cases of this strain of the virus in Baja. Happy Summer, Everyone!