The waves have been high this week in Puerto Vallarta, sometimes splashing over the sea wall on the malecón.
|OLAS ALTAS EN EL MALECÓN|
The white, frothy waves have been encouraging to some surfers, even though the rides are very short ones, and discouraging to swimmers who don´t want to be tossed onto the shore. Temperatures are projected to reach 80 degrees this week, with water temperature just 10 degrees cooler. Mexican winter.
NEW in town: The Los Mangos Market is held under tents and umbrellas on the lawn at Biblioteca los Mangos. The main intentions of the library are to offer opportunities to entrepreneurs and to raise visibility for the many excellent programs the library offers for children and adults, i.e., courses, workshops, film nights, performances, special events, etc. The los Mangos library is the only public library in Puerto Vallarta and receives no assistance from the government. It has served not only as a library, but as a cultural center for Puerto Vallarta for 20 years. 1001 Francisco Villa www.bibliotecalosmangos.com
|MERCADO LOS MANGOS|
Saturday, January 28th was opening day and was filled with shoppers and strollers who enjoyed lively music, good food (seating for eating), food products and looking at some pretty merchandise.
|KATHLEEN AND TODD ATKINS, CHICAGOANS AND NEW OWNERS OF XOCODIVA AND LIXX (WONDERFUL CHOCOLATES AND WONDERFUL ICE CREAM)|
Vendors at the mercando are asked to make donations to the library rather than being required to give a certain percentage of sales.
More vendors are being interviewed and food products being sampled, so there will be more additions to the approximately 30 stands in the very new future. Hours: Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 3 PM – with the intention to stay open all year.
ALSO NEW: Maracuyá (¨Passionfruit”), a sleek, white store, opened two weeks ago and has very good choices for “beach, art and fashion.” My favorites – wonderful leather sandals and bags designed by Tonio Gradilla. Maracuyá is located at Pulpito #102 (next to el Dorado/Vista Grill) at Playa los Muertos. [email protected]
|“MARACUYÁ” – NUEVA TIENDA EN PLAYA LOS MUERTOS|
|SANDALIAS HECHO POR TONIO GRADILLA|
NEW THIS WEEK! MEXICO HAS JUST PASSED A NATIONAL BAN ON DOG FIGHTING. The dog fighting won´t end quickly or easily- it´s a very lucrative and ugly business, and not just in Mexico. The law needs to be enforced and there will be intimidation. One of the thrills at clinics is to see a young Mexican man bring in a Pit Bull for spay or neuter.
|HUMANE SOCIETY PHOTO – PIT BULL FIGHTING|
COLONIA INFONAVIT – “Infonavit” is an acronym for “Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores.” an entity which grants credit to eligble workers to obtain suitable and adequate housing. A twenty-minute drive from centro, the colonia is a mile or two east of Francisco Villa street (a main artery that leads from the stadium to the busy municipality of Pitillal), where one makes a right- hand turn at the Macroplaza stoplight.
|INFONAVIT, ATRÁS DEL EDIFICIO DE LA POLICÍA DONDE ESTABA LA CLÍNICA|
The colonia is a quiet one and composed of mostly one-story cement houses, a scattering of small stores, and a bandstand next to a dusty soccer field where a woman had hung used clothing for sale Friday on the chain link fence, The clinic took place in a “police station” across the street from the soccer field and in front of a banana and jackfruit tree, both heavy with green fruit. The small, white, one-story cement building with an orange border at the bottom of it is unmarked and is used primarily as a communications center for the police. No policemen were in sight, but their mascot (a mix of German Shepherd and a few other things), who had been neutered the day before, was drinking water from a bucket placed outside the door.
|MASCOTA DE LA POLICÍA – OPERADO ESTA SEMANA EN COLONIA INFONAVIT|
Nice moments on Friday: A large, muscular man tied his two brindle dog sisters securely to the grill in the back of his truck, saying that he “wanted them to be very safe”… and a very cute (overused word) four-years old boy in a red t-shirt who to crawled in and out of an empty cat kennel. It amused him to shut himself in and call out “woof, woof.”
|CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT|
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA INFONAVIT JANUARY 25-28:
female dogs – 48; male dogs – 22; female cats – 31; male cats – 21 TOTAL: 122
PLUS 1 PREGNANCY TERMINATED GFOR DOG WITH 10 FETUSES
DONATIONS AT COLONIA INFONAVIT: 1,620 PESOS
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Buri Gray – 800 pesos
Daiquiri Dick´s Pet Picnic on December 5, 2016 – 10,930 pesos (due to the unexpected heavy rainfall, only half the number of people who attended last year´s event attended this year).
Yvonne and Mary Miller have underwritten the following fundraiser:
WHAT: BUFFET DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT
FILM: “Mr. Hulot´s Holiday,” Released in 1953, starring the great Jacques Tati.
“It is not a comedy of hilarity but a comedy of memory, nostalgia, fondness and good cheer. There are some real laughs in it, but “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” gives us something rarer, an amused affection for human nature–so odd, so valuable, so particular.” Roger Ebert, film critic
For complete review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-mr-hulots-holiday-1953
|FIESTA DE CARIDAD PARA PEACEANIMALS EN LA HERMOSA VILLA BALBOA -PUERTO VALLARTA|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, January 124, Leslie Caratachea presented to 150 students at Secundaria 132 school in colonia Infonavit. .
Puerto Vallarta (conchas chinas) “Villa Hermosa” – Large luxury villa – sleeps 10 – for Thanksgiving week /11/18-25 or 11/19-26) 2017 – VRBO 554610
La Cruz, Nayarit – Luxury home steps from the beach -3BR/ 3BA – pool – six persons for one week
Bucerias, Nayarit – Luxury condo on the beach for one week – pool – 3 BR/3 BA/pool (never a rental)
Taos, New Mexico – One week in luxury home located on 2 1/2 acres- 3BR/3BA (never a rental)
|CASA EN TAOS, NEW MEXICO – SUBASTA|
Puerto Vallarta – Rivera del Rio boutique hotel – one night stay for two persons – www.riveradelrio.com
Puerto Vallarta – Garlands de Rio boutique hotel – one night stay for two persons – www.garlandsdelrio.com
|HOTEL GARLANDS DEL RÍO – SUBASTA|
One bottle of 750 ml Gran Patron Piedra tequila
One bottle of 750 ml Gran Patron Platinum tequila – www.patrontequila.com
One round of golf for two (offered twice) at Club de Golf in Punta de Mita, Nayarit http://www.clubpuntamita.com/golf-club/
Four adventures for two persons with Vallarta Adventures – Rhythms of the Night; Extreme Zip Line; Luxury Sailing; Outdoor Adventure – www.vallarta-adventures.com
|4 AVENTURAS CON VALLARTA ADVENTURES – SUBASTA|
Mismaloya – Villa Mandarinas – Lunch and a day of swimming and kayaking for four persons – www.villamandarinas.com
Four memberships to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens -vallartabotanicalgardensac.org
Caletas, Michoacan – Casa de la Rosa – three nights for two persons at lovely villa with pool overlooking beach www.casa-de-la-rosa.com
|CASA MALIA – SUBASTA|
Puerto Vallarta – Casa Malia – wonderful bed and breakfast in gringo gulch – two nights for two persons- https://www.facebook.com/casamaliapv/
“Drifters” – print on canvas 24″x18″ – by acclaimed Salt Lake City artist, Bradford Overton – www.bradfordoverton.com
Hotel Lagunita in Yelapa – two nights for two persons in a romantic, rustic beach palapa – www.hotel-lagunita.com
El Tuito – Villa Carpintero – One night for two persons in spacious house overlooking pond on the gorgeous 200-acre Rancho Primavera. www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com
|VILLA CARPINTERO – RANCHO PRIMAVERA – EL TUITO – UNA NOCHE EN SUBASTA|
Langostinos restaurant on los Muertos beach- two – 1,000 pesos gift certificates
|LANGOSTINOS (“LOBSTERS”) SUBASTA|
Values, minimum bids, photographs and more information will be posted on the link to the PEACEAnimals auction on www.32 auctions.com on January 31st. Please share! This on-line auction will be its most successful if it gets maximum exposure.
IF YOU CAN OFFER A HIGH- ITEM TO THIS AUCTION, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. SUGGESTIONS: SAILS, CRUISES, HOTEL STAYS, FISHING TRIPS, PRIVATE HOME RENTALS AND DINNERS, GOLF AND TENNIS LESSONS WITH A PRO, ETC.
AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers. This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247
PEACEANIMALS RECEIVES ALL OF THESE DONATIONS. EVEN SIMPLER, JUST LOG ON TO WWW.AMAZONSMILE.ORG AND TYPE IN BANDERAS BAY CHARITIES, INC. THANK YOU.
GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK! Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on: http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS. FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.
|DR. POLI – INFONAVIT|
February 1-4 – Ojo de Agua (4 o 5 delegaciónes van estar participando) – calle Manantial #212 en la colonia ojo de agua – Carretera las Palmas pasando la desembocada y antes del Colorado
February 8-11 – El Tuito – calle Jalisco #13
CALENDAR FOR SPECIAL SUNDAY ONE-DAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE, WHERE SO MANY CATS AND KITTENS ARE ABANDONED. PURO GATO WILL HOLD ADOPTIONS ON THE ISLA FROM 11-2 ON THESE SAME DATES. THE CLINICS OPEN AT 9 AM. ARRIVE EARLY!
|DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – INFONAVIT|
PAY PETS FOR LIFE A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS) IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS. IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER, INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS WILL REQUEST DONATIONS FROM THEIR SUPPORTERS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. For each cat or dog over the number 30, sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.
|LAS DOS HERMANAS ESTERILIZADAS|
January 8, 2017 – October 2017 – ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS DONATED FUNDS (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.
February 5 – 30 sterilizations paid for
March 5 -30 sterilizations paid for
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A ONE-DAY SUNDAY CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE, THE COST IS ONLY 4,500 PESOS TO STERILIZE 30 CATS AND DOGS. PLEASE CONTACT SHANN[email protected]
|AGARRADA EN LA CAMIONETA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA SU SEGURIDAD|
NOTE: PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta. We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.
|DR. POLI DESCANTANDOSE DESPUÉS DEL DÍA – INFONOVIT|
PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations. All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics. Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.
|CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT|
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org, on this blog: www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.
Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero on FaceBook.
LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM. PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day for 4 days a week. Please consider donating lunches for our vet team. Please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.
WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.
|FAMILIA ELEGIENDO COLLAR Y CORREA EN LA BOLSA DE DONACIÓNES. FAMILY CHOOSING A COLLAR AND LEASH FROM THE BAG OF DONATED DOG ITEMS. CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT.|
PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.
Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES – 293 3690
TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.