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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 8

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Thursday, August 27 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew a great crowd. Many people showed up to play bingo in aid of Pasitos de Luz and the local food drive. We raised a ton of money, $8,977.00 pesos, in support of Pasitos de Luz.

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Guest caller Juan Carlos from PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals did an amazing job for the delight of many guest. A number of people asked if he could be the permanent caller. Gee whiz, Juan we are picturing a new career for you! Ha ha! Thanks tons Juan Carlos.

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this week’s lucky winners were:

Game 1 Pam Thompson

Game 1 Pam Thompson

Game 2 Hector Medina

Game 2 Hector Medina

Game 3 Chuck Mallery

Game 3 Chuck Mallery

Game 4 Don Hughes

Game 4 Don Hughes

Game 5 Nicholas Trimbo

Game 5 Nicholas Trimbo

Game 5 Cheryl Sellers

Game 5 Cheryl Sellers

Game 5 Patrick Harrison

Game 5 Patrick Harrison

Game 6 Nicholas Trimbo Wow Nick two- in- a -row good for you! Lucky! Can you buy my next lottery ticket?

Game 6 Nicholas Trimbo Wow Nick two- in- a -row good for you! Lucky! Can you buy my next lottery ticket?

Game 7 David Bruce

Game 7 David Bruce

Game 8 Shannon Campbell

Game 8 Shannon Campbell

Game 8 Richard Burns

Game 8 Richard Burns

Game 8 Cheryl Sellers

Game 8 Cheryl Sellers

The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,345.00 pesos was won by Patrick Harrison.

The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,345.00 pesos was won by Patrick Harrison.

One of our door prizes, a gift basket donated by Cheryl and Yogi, regular bingo guests, was won by Tracy Gehue.

One of our door prizes, a gift basket donated by Cheryl and Yogi, regular bingo guests, was won by Tracy Gehue.

The other door prize, Swim with Aqua Adventures, was won by Dennis Smith.

The other door prize, Swim with Aqua Adventures, was won by Dennis Smith.

And Tom Atkachunas won the free ticket to our fabulous Mad Hatter Party.

And Tom Atkachunas won the free ticket to our fabulous Mad Hatter Party.

Speaking of parties…

Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009  7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.

We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

This will truly be a night to remember. Tickets are $50 pesos only and available at Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Adriana Garcia, Encore Boutique, Frank Gole,  Joe Jack´s Fish Shack, Apaches Bar, Elle Salon, Ambiance By Marcia,  Bar Garbo´s, La Bodega De Nina, El Sofa Café, White Icker, Bill Kelly,  Gary Beck, Metamorphosis Day Spa, Jose Morales, Dianita Restaurant, Franca´s Kitchen,  Heart Café, Steve Fischer,  Kathy Lowther,  Cheryl Sellers, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva, PVRPV, Banana Cantina, Banderas News, Cassandra Shaw, Blue Massage Spa, Fishing with Carolina, Gilmar Restaurant, Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio, Piazetta Restaurant, Maria O´Connor – Tropicasa Realty, Benitto´s Deli, Trattoria Michel, El Arrayan Restaurant, Sea Me Eyewear, PV Mirror, Pam Thompson, Hacienda Jalisco, Bar Frida, Yoga Vallarta, Los Veranos Canopy Tours, Club Mañana, Joe Jack’s, Franc Gole, Bar Garbo, Botanical Gardens.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks! We couldn´t do it without all of you.

Next week´s fabulous caller is none other than Laurie and Kristen from Timothy Fuller. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Also if you own a business and would like to contribute prizes please contact us. There is no small donation.

As we all know PVRPV has been doing amazingly well with the Food Drive and they are pleased to announce that the last packaging party is scheduled for September 4th. They are thrilled that through many sources and your generous donations at our weekly Bingo they have enough food and no longer require anything for the Drive. That being said however, below is a wish list from Pasitos De Luz. These items are needed to ensure the health and welfare of the children they serve. Anyone who brings any of these items to Bingo will receive a free Bingo card. How´s that for a deal, folks?

Click on Wish List to Enlarge

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 7

Spanish Version listed below / Versión en Español enlistada abajo

Thursday, August 20 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew a great crowd. 68 people showed up to play bingo in aid of Pasitos de Luz and the local food drive. We raised a ton of money, $10,530.00 pesos, in support of Pasitos de Luz.

Guest callers Benitto (Benitto´s Deli in marina Vallarta) and Livi (Graphic artist), although nervous at first, came through with flying colors. Thanks tons to you both.

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this week’s lucky winners were:

Game 1: Keith Robertson

Game 2: Betty Bevers

Game 3: Jose Maria Sarinana

Game 4: Mary Devaney

Game 5: Savannah Villaseñor – a Pasitos De Luz volunteer

Game 6: Gary Beck – Vallarta lover and creator of Beck´s Best Restaurant Guide

Game 7: Richard Burns

Game 8: Gabby Clayton – One of our youngest winners ever

The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,610.00 pesos was won by Sally Smith.

One of our door prizes, a basket of delectable treats from Xocodiva, was won by Sandra Van Norman.

The other door prize, a gift certificate for Sea Me Eyewear, was won by Bill Kelly.

And Richard Burns was at it again, he won the free ticket to our fabulous Mad Hatter Party.

Speaking of parties…

Click on the flyer to enlarge.

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! Beach Club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009 7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.

We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

This will truly be a night to remember. Ticket are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Adriana Garcia, Anna Reisman, Ambiance By Marcia, Apaches Bar and Bistro, Bill Kelly, bite me! beach club, Café San Angel, Dianita´s Restaurant, El Sofa, Encore Boutique, Farmacia Olas Altas, Garbo´s, Jose Morales, La Bodega De Nina, Refrimar, Banana Cantina, Bar Frida, Benitto´s Deli, Blue Seas Resort & Spa El Arrayan Restaurant, Botanical Gardens, Cassandra Shaw, Club Mañana, Fajita Republic, Fishing with Carolina, Gilmar Restaurant, Maria O´Connor – Tropicasa Realty, Miralo Arts & Gifts, Pam Thompson, Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio, PV Mirror, PVRPV, Sea Me Eyewear, Trattoria Michel, Xocodiva and Yoga Vallarta.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks! We couldn´t do it without all of you.

Next week´s fabulous caller is none other than Juan Carlos from PVRPV. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

Versión en Español

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 6

Thursday, August 13 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew a great crowd. 52 people showed up to play bingo in aid of Pasitos de Luz and the local food drive. We raised another record amount, $12,150.00 pesos, in support of PDL.

Guest caller Anna Reisman, writer of the “She Said” column, kept the crowd fired up and in line and good time was had by all. Thanks tons Anna. You rock!

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this weeks lucky winners were:


Game 1: Susan Moore

Game 2: Bob Magyar

Game 3: Tracy Gehue

Diane Tinsley

Game 4: Mickey Adams

Game 5: Andrew Rigby

All the way from Manchester England, Andrew works on fund raising committees for Prince Charles´ charities. Wow we are truly international!

Game 6: Susan Moore

Gee willikers it certainly was a lucky night for her!

Game 7: Denise Deramee

Thanks for the articles on Banderas News Densie….we love ya kiddo!

Game 8: Pierre Paquette

The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,800.00 pesos (another record! We love our 50/50 Chica – Carole you keep breaking records when is it going to end – never I hope) was won by Andrew Rigby. That´s only three euro or 6 pounds but what the heck! Those Brits are lucky folks!

One of our door prizes, a Home- made Goodies Basket donated by Mavi, was wanted by everyone but was won by Bill Kelly.

The other door prize a one night stay with dinner and breakfast for two at Hacienda Jalisco, was won by none other then, yes you have heard this name before, Susan Moore. Susan generously donated it back to the cause so we auctioned it and the winning bid of $1500.00 pesos went to Jan Saridakis. How wonderful is Susan? Thanks tons!!

And Gary Green won the free ticket to our fabulous Mad Hatter Party. Speaking of parties…

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009 7 pm until the wee hours.

The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club. We will also be drawing our raffles prizes with many over $5000.00 pesos in value. This will truly be a night to remember. Ticket are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Pam Thompson, Botanical Gardens, Sea Me Eye Wear, Miralo Arts & Gifts, Club Mañana, La Bodega De Nina, Jose Morales, Kathy Lowther, El Sofa Café, Ooh la la Boutique, Anthony Garzino Jewellers, Apaches Bar & Bistro, El Arrayan Restaurant, Garbos Piano Bar, PV Mirror, Ambiance By Marcia, Yoga Vallarta, Trattoria Michel, Steve Fischer, Benitto´s Deli, Maria O´Connor – Tropicasa Realty, Xocodiva, Los Veranos Canopy Tours, Cassandra Shaw, Fishing with Carolina, Adriana Garcia, Encore Boutique, PVRPV, bite me! beach club, Blue Seas Resort & Spa, Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio and Seth J. Cloutman.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks!

Next week´s fabulous caller is none other then Benitto from Benitto´s Deli in the marina. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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Los Mangos Library

The following blog entry is from Pamela Thompson, Health Care Resources Puerto Vallarta


Biblioteca Los Mangos (Los Mangos Library) continues to offer some great activities throughout the summer months. What better way to spend a hot, sultry Puerto Vallarta afternoon than checking out the library! There is a huge, lovingly tended English language section. As well, there are always lots of books for sale (paperbacks and hardbacks) in English.


The library is located at Av. Francisco Villa #1001, south of Costco. Open Monday through Saturday.


Through August 14, 2009 the library is closed to only the children in the summer workshops.

Special Upcoming Activities:

“Tendencias de la Poesia Latinoamericana”

Maestro Raul Bañuelos

Saturday, August 29, 2009 6pm to 10pm

“Noche Mexicana”

Friday, September 25, 2009

7pm

Garden of the library

“Collective Photography Exposition”

Friday, September 11, 2009

8pm

Movie Club of Los Mangos

Movies are show every Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.

This is a great way to practice-learn your Spanish!!!!!

September 4 and 5

“Familia Tortuga”

Spanish with English subtitles

September 11 and 12

“Cochochi”

Spanish

September 18 and 19

“Todos Los Dias Son Tuyos”

Spanish

September 25 and 26

“La Zona”

Spanish


You can also see more information at http://biblioteca-los-mangos.blogspot.com


As we prepare for Sally’s Corner (Rincon de Sally) – the Children’s Library at Los Mangos in honor of Sally Conley, I am in need of volunteers to participate in once-a-week classes for children – whether it be an art class, story telling/reading – anything! Please contact me if you are interested.

Very much appreciated!


Pamela Thompson

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta

pamela@healthcareresourcespv.com

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Banderas Beat’s Update on Food Drive

Laura Gelazunas, a video journalist shows us that everything continues here in Puerto Vallarta, from the beans to the lentils, to the donations, to our “Packaging Parties”, all the way from the sweat and the smiles… to the kids at risk.

Due to the affect that the swine flu caused to our tourism industry, the local community pulled together and started “The Food Drive of the Banderas Bay” in the beginning of May. This negative publicity greatly affected our economy in Puerto Vallarta, therefore affecting the local community.

As you will see in this video, it recaps all the activities that we have been doing during these last few months, and we wanted to take this opportunity and extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped the local community either by donating food, money, time or sweat!

To see the original video/full episode of August 1st 2009 Banderas Beat on Banderas News, click on the following link: Banderas Beat’s Update on Food Drive.

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 5

Thursday, August 6 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew a record crowd. 59 people showed up to play bingo in aid of Pasitos de Luz and the local food drive. We also raised a record amount, $10,100.00 pesos, in support of PDL.


Even pets play bingo, “Woof”


Guest caller Adriana Garcia, a self-proclaimed “quick learner” kept the crowd fired up and a good time was had by all.


There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this weeks lucky winners were:

Game 1:


Roland Gregoire


Ernesto Rhodes

Game 2:

–>Margaret Souder

Game 3:

Marina Lopez Lowther

Game 4:

Alma Aguilar

Game 5:

Jan Saridakis

Game 6:

Pierre Paquette

Ginger Carpenter

Maggie Harbour

Game 7:

Elyse Briggs

Nina Goodhope

Game 8:

Candace Shaw


The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,590.00 pesos (another record!) was won by Dorothy Polacek.


One of our door prizes, a necklace and earrings by Robin Spencer went to Dennis Smith.


The other, a gourmet food basket donated by Nina Goodhope, was won by none other than Nina herself. She donated it back and in the end the winner was Candace Shaw.


And Nina Goodhope was at it again, winning the free ticket to our fabulous Mad Hatter Party. Speaking of parties…


Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009 7 pm until the wee hours. Ticket are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.


The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Xocodiva, bite me! Beach Club, PVRPV, Pam Thompson, Restaurant Dianita, Refri-Mar, Banana Cantina, Cassandra Shaw, Adriana Garcia, Encore Boutique, Bar Garbo, Coco’s Kitchen, Trattoria Michel, Sea Me Eye Wear, White Icker, Ambiance by Marcia, Benitto’s Deli, PV Mirror, Jose Morales, Club Mañana, Maria O’Connor – Tropicasa Realty, Casa Cupula, Coffee Cup, Bar Frida, Miralo Art & Gifts, Pura Limpieza, Apaches Martini Bar & Bistro, Elle Salon, La Bodega de Nina, Hacienda Jalisco, Cerrajeria Olas Altas, The Botanical Gardens, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Salon D’Martha, A Page in the Sun and Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks!

Next week´s fabulous caller in none other than acclaimed columnist Anna Reisman. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234

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Summer Food Distribution


The following blog entry is from Pamela Thompson, Health Care Resources Puerto Vallarta

It is with a huge amount of pleasure and pride to announce that we now have sufficient funds to cover the Summer Food Distribution through September, as was the original goal.

As I have said, never, in my wildest dreams, did I imagine that this would turn out to be the success that it has!! And of course, without all of the people who have donated food, money, effort, sweat and helping hands it would never have been accomplished!!!!! The list of names is very, very, very long but you know who you are!

Tim and his amazing PVRPV staff are the heroes! Rick and Sara Hepting, bravo, bravo! And Sid Goodman, you are a star!

Each person that has contributed should shine your halos just a little bit! You have made these tough summer months for many here in the Vallarta area a tad bit easier.

This announcement is by no means the end of the helping hands needed. There will be two more “Packaging Parties” with dates to be announced in a couple of weeks!! We will need you for these!

If there is any food leftover, you can rest assured it will be distributed to those in need. The same with any leftover funds, although thanks to Tim’s outstanding accounting we are just about on the mark. In September, we will send out the exact amount of what was collected, what was distributed – all details!

We feel that it is best to be upfront about funds and make sure folks know we are now covered, which again – is fabulous!

As well, I urge you to attend the “Bingo for Beans and Babies” held every Thursday through the end of September at “Bite Me!”. Funds for these events go directly to Pasitos de Luz (www.pasitosdeluz.org) it’s a fun evening for a wonderful cause! Many surprises!

You can see more information on the Food Drive and Bingo at: http://pvrpvblog.blogspot.com/ and of course, the best website around: www.banderasnews.com

Thank you all!

Pamela Thompson
HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta

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