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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Season’s first concert Monday Feb. 17

REMINDERS:

VALENTINE PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT, Feb. 14,  7-10 P.M.,reggae band Black Soul at Latitude 20 Restaurant
YOU MUST remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, but great party food is something else  
VILLA CHOICES for families, friends. Click on Akumal Villas at left
LIBRARY HOURS   Mon-Fri from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More than 15,000 English and Spanish books to choose from.
RESERVE NOW for summer car storage at Riviera Maya vehicle and boat storage. Click logo at left for web page.
TECHNICAL PROBLEM? – Check Alan’s Repair at left for list of services
LEGAL QUESTIONS? My Mexican Lawyer at left has advice
FOOD FEST participants sought by Colonos. See story below

   By Staff
  The first concert of this season at the Cultural Center on Bahia Akumal will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 17). It will herald the return of world-traveled violin virtuoso Bogdan Djukic, who gave several stirring performances here with the Bowfire group two years ago to appreciative crowds.

This time around, he is joined by sitarist Leonardo Nieto Joly and guitarist Jesus Mejia and guests who comprise the group “Bole” and its “Musica del Mundo” – a fusion  of world music.

The event is being organized by Suzana Stojadinovic, who networks with musicians, at the behest of the Colonos. “Depending on the response of this event, I will try to organize another concert in a month,” she said. There were several years of concert series held at the Cultural Center previously that were well accepted by the community, attracting 300 or more per concert to enjoy the rhythm and camaraderie on balmy evenings.

The event will include snacks prepared by Puerto Aventuras Catering, wine, beer and beverages. Tickets are 120 pesos and are available at the Colonos offfice, Latitude 20 Restaurant and at the door the night of the concert.

Mr. Djukic won three classical music violin championships as a young man in his native Serbia, leading to a scholarship to study in Canada. From there, he was on the road of the world stage digesting the myriad approaches to music he found and fusing them into the “Bole” experience of world music. While he is rooted in the classical genre, he spices it with his own affinity for folk music.

And for the uninitiated, a “sitar” is a lute-like, long-necked instrument somewhat like a guitar originating in 13th Century Persia. It was re-formed in the 17th Century to become the premier melody instrument, rich in overtones, of northern Indian music. Its sound box is made of a gourd (calabash) attached to a long hollow neck supporting 18 to 20 strings to achieve its lilting, oriental sounds and demanding considerable skill from those who would master it. If Djukic’s past virtuosity is prologue, Monday’s concert should be an appetizing musical dish.

Side note: Among the sitar’s more famous virtuosos was the late Ravi Shankar, whose techniques were envied by the Beatles and violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who sought his advice. Shankar fathered today’s popular jazz pianist and vocalist Norah Jones. 

 

Commerce Corner…

Product that tames slippery

tile debuts in Puerto Aventuras

By Staff
   A liquid chemical compound that reduces the slip factor in wet tile and other mineral surfaces has been introduced in Puerto Aventuras by one of the community’s longtime established businessmen. The product offers a new non-slip option to more expensive and laborious solutions such as removing tile and replacing it with brushed cement.

Known as “Nano-Tread,” the product reacts with the surface silica of concrete, ceramic tile, terrazzo, marble, porcelain, slate, quarry tile, river rock, polished stone and glazed brick to create a microscopic tread pattern that greatly reduces the danger of slipping and falling.

The product was unveiled here by PA resident Bob Uecker, a partner in U.S.-based  “Innovative Floor Solutions. and was applied to the rooftop patio of  John Simonetti at Casa la Roca. “Our ceramic tile was beautiful but whenever it got wet, it got so slippery that we were afraid to use this space. When you told me about your Nano-Tread slip treatment program, I admit I was a bit skeptical but the area was so dangerously slippery we were willing to try anything,” Simonetti wrote to Uecker after experiencing the results.

“We were surprised!  The tile still looks great but when it’s wet it’s no longer slippery. We were considering replacing it with broom finished concrete, but now we don’t have to. You saved us money and the headaches having to deal with the noise and mess of construction. In just a few hours, the problem was fixed. Great job. I’d recommend your Nano-Tread slip treatment to anyone.”

When condo resident Vanessa Zannoni slipped on wet tile while exiting a condo complex’s rooftop jacuzzi last season, she suffered a knot on her head “as big as an orange”, black eye, bruised cheek and other injuries that brought her to the hospital and prompted discussion by the condo’s HOA assembly this year to correct the situation within budget limitations. This summer’s extended rainy season has compounded the concerns about slipping on tile for many inhabitants, leading to serious consideration by HOAs to temper the danger.

Uecker carried a shopping bag to an interview last week. Inside was a square of tile that had been half-treated with Nano-Tread compound. He poured water on the tile then challenged the staff to press down hard on the untreated part with two fingers. The fingers slipped off the tile. The same process was repeated on the treated half and the fingers barely moved.

“Nano-Tread doesn’t cover the tile. It actually reacts with it,” said Uecker, a former pharmacist familiar with chemical reactions. He said the application process involves cleaning the existing floor surface to remove grease  (particularly in restaurants), detergents and general grime. Then Nano-Tread is applied with pump sprayers, allowed to chemically react, then deactivated with water and cleaned with a wet-vac. The floor is ready for use immediately.

“This product is another option for people to consider,” Uecker said. Most jobs can be completed in a matter of hours without changing the look of the tile or the space. The non-slip quality is guaranteed for two years but “most applications last between three to five years depending on traffic and simple maintenance with light detergents,”  Uecker said . He said re-application can become part of regular building maintenance.

Uecker said the company will demonstrate for interested parties. More information on prices and scheduling a demonstration at © 984-112-2204  or U.S. 513-448-9696. See the company web site by clicking on the logo at left.

BUSINESS BRIEFS:… COSTCO retail giant and a favorite of snowbirds who drive all the way to Cancun to shop there, is opening its first store in Spain. Wouldn’t Playa del Carmen have been closer? …FOR THE FIREST TIME ever, a marine services company in Playa del Carmen catering to tourists has been fined 5000 minimum wages for employing more than 10 percent of its total workforce with non-Mexican workers as prescribed by law. The company was not identified but the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare said the practice is fairly widespread because of lax supervision…GRUPO XCARET says it is delaying the opening of is newest and different type of theme park on the Riviera Maya because of complications with the new tax code that took effect last month. The park owners underscore it is just a postponement…AREA TRIVIA– The first publication of Sports Illustrated’s popular swimsuit issue was launched 50 years ago, in 1964. The model on the cover who wasn’t really a model was Babette March and the photo was shot in Cozumel…GOT A LIGHT? – Economist Enrique Ochoa Reza is the new CEO of state-owned electric monopoly CFE appointed by Mexico President Nieto. Got a light for Highway 307 between Playa and Puerto?…GRANTED – The British government is giving Mexico $6.5 million to promote cooperative scientific innovation between the two countries..THE PRESIDENTS of Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru have signed an additional protocol of the Pacific Alliance to ease trade, services and investments between the countries…    

FOR THE RECORD: Because of accidental incorrect information given the Pelican, a photo in last week’s edition misidentified Capt. Andy Beltran of the vessel “Flying Fish” who was holding one of 11 record-breaking catch of wahoo caught on Beltran’s charter boat.  The Pelican appreciates the concern of several people who pointed out the misidentification.

4th International Food Fest

March 30 seeks participants

  

The Colonos administration has released the following statement in an effort to make the community’s 4th international food fest on March 30 another fun-filled and palate-pleasing day for its estimated 600 visitors. Here’s the message:

Dear Friends:
   We are ready for the 4th edition of The International Food Festival of Puerto Aventuras. The date is Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Puerto Aventura’s School. We need anyone interested to confirm their participation as soon as possible.

The idea it’s very simple: one country = one dish. It’s a way to know each other and to know the traditions of each country through their food.It’s not “high level cuisine”, but the traditional food, what we eat every day, or during the holidays, the Greeks, the Chinese or the Turkish. Not lobster or caviar, something more simple but characteristic from each country.

Mexico will participate by states: Puebla, Yucatán, Nuevo León, etc. Each dish must be enough for 250/300 samples, small portions, a taste of flavor.,30 grams of meat or pasta. Nothing big. We would like for everyone to be able to taste 10 countries before being full. There are two ways to participate:

1) As commercial business (restaurant, hotel, foods dealer). The company can make its own publicity, but we need it to identify with one country: Chinese restaurant, Argentinian parrilla, French cheese import.

The Colonos association will provide the installation: table, chairs, cups, main course or soup dishes, napkins, etc., but not the food. This is the cost of publicity.

2) A private citizen cooks his recipe just to introduce his country, with no commercial intent. In this case, the Colonos will refund the food cost (but we need the invoices) up to 2,000 pesos. The Colonos will also provide table, chairs, cups, main course or soup dishes, napkins, etc.,

We need to know ASAP who wants to participate, name of the country and the dish that will be prepared. Invite your neighbors and friends from other countries to participate. We expect around 600 people at the event. Drinks are sold separately and tickets will be on sale at the Colonos office for $150 pesos, children $100 pesos. More information is available from Carlos Quinone at coordinacion@colonos.org or tel. 873-5116 or Jorge at chupachiux@hotmail.com.

Best regards from the Association of Colonos Sports and Cultural Committee.

Greenpeace ship open to public

at large this weekend in Cozumel.

By Staff 
 

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior will be docked in Cozumel this weekend to welcome the public aboard to tour the vessel and partake of various events such as culinary demonstrations with ordinary foods, photographic exhibition and acoustic music by the Mexican rock band HH Bottle of Sherry.

The stop in Cozumel is part of a tour of the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Veracruz. In a released statement, Greenpeace officials said it welcomes all aboard who want to “build together a present and sustainable future.”

The vessel has a history, being the third  ship of that name operated by Greenpeace. The first was sunk in a bomb attack by the French Secret Service in Australia in 1985 when the vessel was working to line up ships to blockade French atomic testing on Pacific islands.

The Rainbow Warrior III is a motor assisted, purpose-built sailing yacht christened in 2011to replace its predecessor that was determined to be too used for repairs. She is 190 feet long with a 37-foot beam. She has a 30-person capacity under way, 1,255 m2 of sale and powered by diesel-electric.

For our Canadian friends who may not know it, Greenpeace was hatched in Vancouver, British Columbia, evolving from the peace movement and anti-nuclear protests of the 60s. Now it has offices in more than 40 countries, including Mexico, with headquarters in Amsterdam. Its stated goal is to “ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.” 

 

 

 The Mail Bag…

…Phony TV service scam alleged

To The Pelican Free Press:
    Such a beautiful day! After trying to get reception that was reliable from Shaw Direct and after several hours on the phone, my daughter, Cathy, spoke at length with a customer service rep at Shaw this morning. He was very helpful and intended to get to the bottom of this.

There is no record of me, my cable box, etc, but, I have been charged a big bill through my Visa. It was determined that the Shaw that was billing me had set up a phony company for payment. The man who set up my Shaw " non account", has serviced many in Puerto Aventuras. His phone number is answered by a man who says he does not know him.

After many hours with Shaw and US Bank and the graciousness of the Shaw representative and my daughter’s persistence, our problem is taken care of. Please warn others. Thanks.

Signed/ Doe Stowell

(Ed. Note: The names of the suspects were removed from the letter in the absence of security, police or court confirmation.)

 Phrase a Week… with Gloria Contreras, state certified interpreter
“How do you get to the caleta?” In Spanish, you could say “¿Cómo se puede llegar a la caleta ”
Anyone interested in learning the language can please contact Ms. Contreras by email at nanigloria@hotmail.com or Cel: 984-108-3517 .

Church Services… Please click Colonos icon on right top of page.

AA and Alanon meetings…
AA
and ALANON meetings are held at the public library at the Colegio as follows:
AA Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m; Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at noon. ALANON meeting is held Mondays at 5:30 p.m., also at the library. Meetings are “open” and non-members are welcomed to attend.

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Anglers break 20-year record

REMINDERS:

GET A FREE CONCERT in the dental chair and come out smiling! Click on “Smile” dental at left for full info.
COOKING CLASS on regional Mexican cuisine at 10 a.m. Fridays at Latitude 20 Restaurant through March. More info at 984-802-9372; Live jazz 7-9:30 Saturdays, Mr. R and Bohemian guitar 6:30 – 9 p.m. Wednesdays.
FOR CATERED party information click on Puerto Aventuras Catering logo at left to see extensive menu and prices
GOT LEAKS ON YOUR ROOF? Check out Definitive Solutions by clicking on its logo at left for information.
LIBRARY HOURS   Mon-Fri from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More than 15,000 English and Spanish books to choose from.
GREAT VILLA CHOICES for families, friends. Click on Akumal Villas at left 

Pair  breaks 20-year-old record

landing 11 Wahoo of a morning

By Staff:
  

Any person can catch a cold, but it took two local sports fishermen to catch a record-busting 11 Wahoo on Jan. 27 off Puerto Aventuras shores, besting a haul of 7.5 fish hooked by resident John Roberts in 1994 on the “Sportsman” captained by Rick Ogle, co-founder of Fodors-recommended Capt. Rick’s Sports Fishing. One of Ogle’s fish had been half devoured by a shark.

The new record is co-owned by resident anglers Don Belt and Charlie Eiser. They were aboard the vessel “Flyin’ Fish” captained by longtime PA resident Andy Beltran, who was co-founder with Ogle of Capt. Ricks. Also on board was mate Gilberto Motul at the ready to handle the details.

“By noon we had broken the Puerto Aventuras Wahoo record and headed back home,” Beltran told the Pelican Free Press. “We caught 11 fish including one over 55 pounds. It was non-stop action including three double-headers”… (two fish on the same line simultaneously).

What do you do with 11 big fish? One legacy of Capt. Rick’s is to make sure nothing goes to waste: In the company’s own words, “Anything that can be eaten belongs to the person who caught it.  You can take the fish to one of the local restaurants for lunch or dinner or ask in advance at your hotel if they will cook it for you.  What you do not want stays on the boat and is eaten by local families.”

This record could also be posted in Las Vegas: First a 7, then 11. Meanwhile, the head of the Tourism Cooperative of the Caribbean Sea said that easterly winds causing high surf over the weekend may have discouraged snorkelers but was a boon for sports fishing that jumped up to 80 percent.

Capt. Rick’s also reported the marina landed the first blue and white marlins of the approaching season, the estimated 300-pound blue hauled up on the vessel “Reel Stripper.”

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine a comfy 2-hour train ride

to bustling Merida, Chichen Itza

Just the idea of it is absolutely titillating

By Staff:
   Imagine this kind of no-fuss weekend: Go a few miles north on Highway 307 to Calica at Punta Venado. There, hop a train and relax for a brief ride to Valladolid, a city of about 50,000 population. Stroll around, visit the colonial cathedral Iglesia de San Servacio and the charming city park. Munch a lunch. Get on the train again and visit Chichen Itza, the historically enchanting architectural gift of the ancient Maya civilization built in pre-Colombian times and still standing.

Then on to bustling Merida, the capital city of Yucatan state sharing a border with the state of Quintana Roo, the nation’s youngest state and parent of Puerto Aventuras. The train ride is estimated to be a two-hour adventure from Calica , or about 200 miles. All this scene needs now is the train. And that is expected to become a reality in 2018, according to the latest official reports.

You’ll note on the accompanying map, that the train will follow a slightly northwesterly path from Calica (Playa del Carmen) to Merida, passing through Valladolid and Tinum, where Chichen Itza is located. The rapid growth – and continuing expansion – of the Riviera Maya is prompting all levels of government to get this project done. All it takes is commitment, and money, both of which are being pledged by government leaders.

The train is expected to service the states of Yucatan and Q. Roo’s roughly 2.2 million people (and rapidly growing) while also being able to cart 17,540 tons of daily cargo, much of it Pemex petroleum products, said one official. That same official said the train should lower the overall costs of transport in the corridor. It could also reduce truck transportation on the roadways and thus increase road safety and provide a more direct and faster line of delivery.

One hitch is the absence of existing right-of-way from Valladolid to Punta Venado. There is right of way from Valladolid to Merida, however, where negotiations for passage will not be necessary. Administrators are already working on right-of-way agreements.

The extended railroad would link Quintana Roo with the national rail system, thus facilitating the transport of goods and passengers to and from the rest of the country. Surely the availability of train travel so close to home will inspire more visits to more places across the Yucatan and bring more visitors to taste the caress of the Caribbean coast.

But first, the tracks. Then the train. Onward to 2018.

 

 

Commerce Corner…

Akumal Publisher makes it official

   The editor/publisher and staff  of the “Akumalian” in our nearby sister community have emerged from relative anonymity to announce the publication’s pending finale. Here it is in their own words:

“If you have not heard yet, Steve and Ingrid Clouther have sold Casa Colibri to Steve and Kathleen Cole, and they, Steve & Ingrid, are moving to Harwich, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) at the end of February.  With that move comes the end of The Akumalian as you know it today, and The Staff is looking for replacement staff who might continue the effort in some way, shape or form.  The Staff knows that no one would want to continue The Akumalian in its present form, because it is based on old, outdated, and unsupported software, Microsoft FrontPage.

“While The Akumalian can be published from the remote office in Harwich, it loses its local flavor without eyes, ears, and legs here on the ground in Akumal.  There are three essential pieces to this, and they are “Comings and Goings”, “What’s New Around Town,” and the various events, especially “Robin’s Best Shirt Award” on the first Friday of every month. 

“The Staff will maintain the domain, and The Akumalian will continue to be present and available on-line at www.theakumalian.com .  This means all the background information, like past issues of The Akumalian, the photo galleries, the Akumal Telephone Book, and birthdays and anniversaries will still be accessible, and available for updates.  Robin’s Best Shirt Award photos could continue to be published each month if the appropriate photos were taken and forwarded to The Staff in the Harwich office for publishing.No decision has been made yet, but The Staff may publish the March issue.  After that …………….”

The staff and its fine product will assuredly be missed by Akumalians who were kept abreast of community events promptly the first of each month for so many years. The Pelican Free Press staff extends its best wishes to the Clouthers for a refreshing, if sometimes chillier, new life on the Cape Cod peninsula.

 

BIZ BRIEFS…

MAYAKOBA resort and environs will reportedly get 540 hotel rooms in a new construction phase for the Riviera Maya that includes an estimated 5,000 native living units inside the Arco Vial loop and in Playa del Carmen’s ejido lands west of Route 307…UNHOLEY PLACE – The huge pothole at the exit of Chedraui has been filled in. Alleluia! But the cheese cooler still lacks cheddar bricks to line the gringo tortillas…SPEAKING OF GRINGOS, Gringo Dave, a longtime former restaurant owner by the same name, was seen strolling in town earlier this week…WHAT BIG SURPRISE IS COMING? – Moving the little airport in Playa del Carmen to western Puerto Aventuras will leave a large, prime plot of land available ostensibly for public or private development. Town officials are hinting at a happy surprise, leaving us to our guesswork. Could it be COSTCO? An efficient U.S. bank? What’s your guess?…MEXICO SAYS it welcomed 11.8 million visitors to its shores in 2013. That’s 10 million more than Rhode Island’s 1 million population and about even with the entire state of Ohio’s 11.5 million population. The figure is just roughly a million short of Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, with a count of 12.8 million inhabitants…THE PRICE OF PROPANE gas is up in this area, reportedly exceeding price limits imposed by the government. But unless consumers complain, the feral government agency responsible for consumer protection (Profeco) can’t act, it is reported…

  

 

 The Mail Bag…

–Let’s hear it for the wait staffs 

Dear Editor:

  

The laid-back community of Puerto Aventuras has more than a dozen restaurants offering a variety of foods to satisfy almost every taste in a quick bite or upscale dining. But the quality of service appears to be a topic of conversation from some customers who are getting more demanding for professional wait staff.

Rapid growth in Puerto Aventuras and the Riviera Maya corridor has required more labor in the service industry. This in turn has attracted inland workers from places without much formal education, small towns where earning a living is near impossible. They arrive here in search of a better living.

It is amazing to see how most of them have put so much determination into building a better future for themselves and their families. They have pretty much taught themselves to speak other languages, mainly English, when some of them can barely read and write in their own language.

They have learned, day by day, how to wait on tables, cook in commercial kitchens, bartend, keep the books and generally manage a restaurant without benefit of schooling or professional training. The result is quite amazing. Most can communicate with foreign visitors in their native language.

That is why it is controversial to judge good vs. bad service in PA’s restaurants when, in my opinion it would be more a case of easy customers vs. difficult  customers. While service can always improve, the reality is that this is a casual and friendly community where, as long as you are being waited on with a polite smile and are being taken care of in a pampering and respectful way, we are on the good side of things.

If you are in a big city and go to expensive elegant restaurants, you expect service by the book. But in a place like PA where we come to relax, to enjoy simpler, friendlier and more casual lifestyle , I believe that as long as we are served with a smile, good manners and best intentions, this is more than good enough. And most of the wait staff teams in the restaurants in PA certainly fulfill this mission.

Let´s change our attitude about this. Let´s dine relaxed and enjoy not being in the rush of the big cities. Let´s not forget that you go a longer way with honey than with vinegar, and, let´s not forget that tipping (15 percent suggested) is the foundation of a waiter´s means of making a decent living. Bon appetit!

Signed/ Maria Andres
A full time resident of PA since 1989

–Embrace the night noise

Dear Editor:
  We are renting in Puerto Aventuras next door to the Hard Rock Hotel for five weeks   Our unit at Punta Roca is just down from the Hard Rock’s outdoor stage. I am describing this so you know that we are about as close to the events as you can get without being there. We have enjoyed, most of the time, the activity and music that has come from the HR at night. We will go to bed and it does not bother us. Yes, we can hear it slightly, but nothing like you are describing and especially if you close your doors which we would do anyway.

I think a better suggestion than trying to get the HR to shut down the outdoor operation is to embrace it and ask for some complimentary passes for the residents affected by noise.

We are hoping for more concerts, higher-end entertainers and more vibrancy for the community overall. I am sure there are others who are not being properly represented by your commentary so that is why I decided to send you this note.

Signed/Tony Neumeyer

(Ed.Note: About 100 affected people who own, spend money and much of the year here have complained to the Colonos so far and suggest another idea for you to consider: Continue to implore Hard Rock to contain its night noise within its boundaries by moving concerts indoors. Then next year, you and those of your ilk can rent a Hard Rock room for five weeks directly above the indoor concert hall and hear the concerts all night long as part of your package deal without groveling for free passes. Meanwhile, the aggrieved people of Puerto Aventuras can sleep peacefully with their windows open in the knowledge they’ve made a good investment and you and yours can rock all night. Everybody’s happy!) 

Briefly Noted…

Compiled from staff, contributor and media reports

A SWELL TIME, picture at left, was had by some 180 boats and about 400 crew in this season’s first national regatta held in iffy waters just off Puerto Aventuras beaches. The local municipal team took honors in several races. The sailors overcame weather worries as the photo taken by Lynn Stevenson from the front row catamaran “Fat Cat”  shows…MEXICO contains 5 percent of the world’s mangroves, reports Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra, surpassed only by Indonesia, Brazil and Australia. The nation also has wetlands, lakes, estuaries and coral reefs, placing it fourth on a list of 125 countries with this type of ecosystem…CENTRO HOA held its meeting in Spanish on Jan. 25 despite calls for an English translator. Of about 15 people present, only three were English, reported one attendee…CAMERAS ON BUSES? – There’s a proposal on the table of transportation officials to use cameras on public buses and vans locally to regulate speed, then adapt the practice to inter-municipal public transportation…BELIEVE IT! PARKING TICKETS are handed out in Puerto Aventuras, as one driver found out for parking on a curve on Bahia Chemuyil and creating a tenuos situation for moving traffic…TWO CASES of Type A influenza have been confirmed in Solidarity. Symptoms are persistent cough, fever and difficulty breathing…NINE INJURED when a speeding passenger van doing an estimated 140K per hour flipped over on highway 307 near Puerto Morelos on Tuesday. Some of the injured had to be pulled from  the twisted wreckage by rescue and police personnel . The van was believed owned by a taxi service…

 

Phrase a Week… with Gloria Contreras, state certified interpreter
“Where can I find a bicycle to rent?” In Spanish, you could say “Dónde puedo encontrar una bicicleta de alquiler?l”
Anyone interested in learning the language can please contact Ms. Contreras by email at nanigloria@hotmail.com or Cel: 984-108-3517 .

Church Services… Please click Colonos icon on right top of page.

AA and Alanon meetings…
AA
and ALANON meetings are held at the public library at the Colegio as follows:
AA Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m; Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at noon. ALANON meeting is held Mondays at 5:30 p.m., also at the library. Meetings are “open” and non-members are welcomed to attend.

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