PVRPV Bowling league started on October 11th with 14 teams. Some of the creative names this season are: The Gutter Ballers, Mexlend Martillos, Pasitos de Luz, Calveras y Diablitos, Bowing Stones, Great Balls of Fire, Prestige, The Pin Upsettters, Amigaf, Primates Privilegiados, Low Ballers, Los Euros Furiosos, Apaches Team, and Unbowlievalbel G3TEAM. After only 3 weeks of bowling the top 3 Teams are Low Ballers, Unbowlievalbel G3TEAM and Primates Privilegiados. The league is too early to really determine the best teams, for example the Bowling Stones went from 2nd place to currently 9th place so should be interested to see what happens in the next couple of weeks. So far the top 5 Females bowlers are Brenda Power, Gloria Sue, Judith St Gaudens, Christy Beguesse and Norma Jurado. The top 5 Male bowlers are Jorge Ramirez, Tim Longpré, Randy Allen Nystrom, John Power and Sal Fuentes.
If you happen to be in town on any Wednesdays from November to April please come by and support us. If you are there and we need a substitute just make sure you have your socks and we will put you on a team. If you are going to be in town for a longer period and interested please send an email to email@example.com and we will add you to the list.
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Vocal Impressionist, Singer and Comedian Mark Alan Smith in Vallarta For Thanksgiving Week“That’s the best me I’ve ever heard!” - Eartha Kitt “There is no one like him!” - Sordid Lives writer/director Del Shores
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, October 24, 2010: Mingo Mexico Productions announces the Puerto Vallarta debut of Mark Alan Smith, singing live at Paco’s Ranch, in a three-night engagement during the US Thanksgiving week: November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night.
Mark’s LIVE vocal impressions (there is no lip sync in this show) of Cher, Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Judy Garland, Liza Manelli, Patsy Cline, Carol Channing, Louis Armstrong and many others leave his standing-room-only audiences begging for more. His stage presence and vocal range make this performer a must see!
For more than 20 years, Mark Alan Smith has traveled the US and other parts of the world selling out theatres, nightclubs and showrooms. He has performed with some of the greatest entertainers of our time including the legendary Eartha Kitt, Tiffany, The Weather Girls, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston and Sir Elton John, to name a few. A documentary about Mark, From a Jack to a Queen, directed by Erik Hayes, ran in short film festivals in 2003, winning an “Audience Favorite Award”.
Performances will be at the all-new Paco’s Ranch (Ignacio L. Vallarta 237 next to Club Roxy) in Vallarta’s old town/southside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night. Tickets for VIP seating near the stage are 150 pesos. General admission tickets are 100 pesos. VIP tickets are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Groups of 6 or more qualify for discounted seating.
Tickets may be purchased at Bar Frida, Hotel Mercurio, VES Offices and online at www.MarkAlanSmith.eventbrite.com (note: there is no extra service fee online).
Opening Night, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 is a special show to benefit VES, Vallarta Enfrenta el Sida, A.C. Proceeds from this performance will help VES continue their HIV education and outreach work in the Vallarta area.
Mark’s show is best suited for adults and, on most nights, contains adult humor. The solo performance is approx 90 minutes with no intermission. Cocktail service is available before and during the show. Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm. For more information call Mingo Mexico Productions at (322)168 9950 or in the USA at (405)240 6675. Or visit www.MarkAlanSmith.Eventbrite.com.
(YouTube promo video (with that adult humor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riB-cjgGpqY
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Fifth-annual Hook the Cure event, held in Puerto Vallarta and highlighted by festivities, celebrity appearances, auctions and an awards gala, raises $300,000 USD NET for cystic fibrosis research.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO, October, 27, 2010 – It was a dream destination. It was a competition and a spectacular, star-studded event. But, chiefly, it had a real purpose – which resulted in the generation of $300,000 USD NET raised in benefit of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The fifth annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC fishing tournament, held Oct. 21-24 in the glow of the Mexican tropical paradise, was, per norm, so much more than an IGFA-qualifier catch-and-release, offshore event. Not only did participants enjoy one of the greatest fishing locales in world, first-class all-inclusive accommodations, gourmet meals, celebrity appearances, spa treatments and exciting nightlife but everyone involved knew there was a far greater purpose at hand.
“That’s really the beauty of the Hook the Cure event,” said Bob Huston, event co-chairperson along with Jeff Jennison. “Obviously, we’re in a beautiful place and we’re here to enjoy ourselves, with the best of everything you could possibly imagine. And it’s so much fun, with so much to do and real competitive fishing and a Nicklaus-designed course at Vista Vallarta Club de Golf. But there is an underlying purpose. And that is to raise money for this worthy foundation. And did we ever. That’s kind of beautiful, too.”
The Hook the Cure tournament, an official event of the Redbone Tournament Series, has raised $1.6 USD million since its inception, thanks to the obvious worthiness of its mission but also to the nearly-disarming array of interests it caters to. This year’s event – sponsored by IOTEC, BJ’s Restaurants, Watson Land, Ernst & Young LLP, the O’Connell Family Foundation, Norm Wilson & Sons and Skipper and Duke’s Offshore Fishing Series – kicked off with the Welcome to Puerto Vallarta Fiesta hosted by the Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa on Thursday, Oct. 21. The welcoming event featured a Mexican buffet, mariachi and fireworks. Volunteers were provided by PVRPV.com and HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta.
Friday arrived and a parade of boats departed from Charter Dreams, at Marina Vallarta, for the first day of fishing– which was capped off with a weigh-in party hosted by Andale Restaurant and Corona. Johnny Lonborg and local Puerto Vallarta favorites Los Bambinos were the night’s entertainment. On Saturday the anglers returned to the Marina for another day of fishing and golfers hit the links at Vista Vallarta Club de Golf. Vista Vallarta, featuring signature courses developed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, offers some of the most breathtaking views of Puerto Vallarta imaginable. Later Saturday, after the anglers had returned to the Marina, the results were tallied and the IGFA catch-and-release tournament winners were announced. The night was capped off with a silent and live auction that featured over 100 items, including sports memorabilia and American Airlines vacation packages, and raised $63,000 USD.
Overall Champions was captured by the team of Mary Coulter and Jean Walker. The Largest Tuna prize went to Steve Belliti and Chuck Belden and the Largest Dorado award went to Mark Samuelson and Bob Snead.
Along the way there were appearances by the likes of sports stars Matt Young – best known for his unofficial no-hitter, as a member of the Boston red Sox, against the Cleveland Indians–and Jim Lonborg. Lonborg, who was known best as “Gentleman Jim” during his 15 years in the majors, played with the Red Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies and was known for his ferocity and fearlessness when it came to pitching the inside corner.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 40,000 people in the United States and Mexico. A defect in the CF gene cause the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that leads to chronic, life-threatening lung infections and impairs digestion. When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955, few children with the disease lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to research and care provided by the CF Foundation with money raised through donations from families, corporations and foundations the median predicted age for people with CF is nearly 37 years.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to curing and controlling Cystic Fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation has more than 80 chapters and branch offices throughout the country and supports and accredits a nationwide network of more than 115 care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families. For more information, visit http://www.cff.org
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WOW! They came out in droves this week for the second Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz at Nacho Daddy. Many were nice and early, got great seats, had a little bite and a cocktail or two, got caught up with old friends and made some new friends all before bingo even began. SRO with over 150 people at Nacho Daddy last night, spilling into the spacious VIP lounge. It made for a rousing evening of bingo with the wonderful Debbie Egan of Banana Cantina calling out the numbers, with back up from Robert Hilton of Fuego (formerly Banana Cantina) practicing his Spanish, good on ya, Robert! They were joined by Vallarta Bombero, Mario Angel Perez Gutierrez, who came out to support the charity. Thank you Mario.
Author, Judith St. Gaudens started the night off with winning the first bingo. She said she´ll be putting all of those wonderful prizes to good use with her visitors over the next couple of months. I even think she may have already made her reservations with the PVRPV discount too! You go girl!
Robin Spenser of WWW.CASADELANGELPV.COM was back to sell the highly anticipated Raffle tickets and did a bang up job. The evening´s raffle prize was drawn just before beginning the second half of the festivities and was donated by Denise Derameé, of Banderas News. The full page ad in Banderas News was won by none other than our own Debbie Egan. All Mistress Debbie would say is that she knows just what she´s going to use it for.
The Fabulous 50/50 Chica, Carol Fast of Xocodiva was out and about doing her thing, raising a whopping $2605.00 pesos for the draw at the break. Charity Bingo 50/50 past winner, Dee Rindt of Dee´s Coffee drew the winning ticket which was won by the man himself, Patrick Harrison of PGringo. Cocktails on Pato!!
The second half speed right along and wrapped up with the delectable gift basket from La Bodega de Nina, won by Cathy Wightman. Nina did say that she might, just might, mind you, have some of her most fabulous, delicious cookies available separately for purchase next bingo. Maybe if a few more birdies tweeted in her ear, the might can turn into a for sure! These are so awesome!
All in all, over $17,000 pesos was raised for a running total of just over $30,000 pesos for this very worthy charity. Fantastic!! We are well on our way to achieving our goal of $200,000 pesos and It can´t be done without the sponsors, donors and volunteers – thank you all so very much…but especially, it can´t be done without you! A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU goes out from all of us to all of you for your generosity and continued support. It means so much to these kids and is appreciated, so very, very much.
Here’s the list of the winners:
Game 1: Sharon Benson
Game 1: Judith St. Gaudens
Game 2: David Anderson
Game 3: Pat Bendix
Game 3: Lee Moriarty
Game sponsored by Superior Tours Vallarta, Apaches Bar, Pam Thompson, , Victor’s Bar & Grill, Encore Boutique, Cristalex, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 4: Jeff Leiphart
Game sponsored by Marantina’s Lounge, Tower of Power by La Bodega de Nina, Victor’s Bar & Grill, Encore Boutique, Cristalex, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 5: Gary Minerich
Game 5: Laura Reeves
Game 6: Jorge Ramírez
Game sponsored by D’Martha’s Salon, Dee’s Coffee Shop, Apaches Bar, Victor’s Bar & Grill, Encore Boutique, Cristalex, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 7: Mary Wolde-Tsadik
Game 8: Cathy Wightman
50/50 Winner: Patrick Harrison – $2,605.00 pesos
Raffle Winner: Debbie Egan – Prize sponsored by BanderasNews
There were also some inquiries as to how people can donate cash, just so you all know, there will be a box available next bingo and for those of you who wish to donate in a more elaborate monetary fashion, please contact Tim at PVRPV for the bank account information. Muchas gracias for the monetary and the Wish List donations that were received throughout the evening.
As well, don´t forget the Wish List http://www.pvrpv.com/blog/pasitos-de-luz-wish-list/
We look forward to seeing you all again on November 2nd for the next Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz at Nacho Daddy.
A special Thank You to Elias Solorzano for taking all the pictures!!!
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (MX) — October 19, 2010 — As the clock struck 2pm on Sunday, October 10th, two hundred caring Banderas Bay residents, tourists, generous sponsors and the dedicated firemen, firewomen and lifeguards packed the Fire Station on Avenida de las Americas for the inaugural Spaghetti friend-raiser to support and recognize the 90 brave first-responders of the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department.
“There was a joyful sense of purpose in the crowd who were all there to recognize these heroes who unselfishly put their own lives on the line to maintain order and ensure our safety” remarked Vallarta resident and Retired South San Francisco Fire Department Captain, Bert Ramirez. “Society often fails to recognize and appreciate the dedication, sacrifice, vigilance, and effectiveness of its first-responders and this event provided the avenue to do just that”.
Guests, cheerfully and appreciatively greeted by the uniformed men and women, enjoyed the savory offerings of piping hot spaghetti, crisp green salad, mouth-watering chicken satay, freshly baked rolls, decadent desserts and a variety of beverages. In addition to the great food, Jaime Vega entertained the guests with popular favorites while the firemen conducted special emergency demonstrations and provided tours of the facility. A 50/50 drawing complemented the $31,000 pesos collected from the fundraiser. Phil Schlosser was lucky winner of the drawing and graciously donated the cash prize back to the first-responders.
“The goal of our department is to provide quality service to the citizens, businesses and visitors of our community” remarked Lic. Hiram Fernández Abundis, Puerto Vallarta Fire Department Chief. “The generous donations of basic supplies and medical equipment received from the event is very much appreciated and will be invested wisely to enhance our ability to serve this wonderful City.”
“An event of this magnitude requires generous sponsors and we were blessed with just that” said Kelly Trainor of the US Consular Agency. “Please patronize the following businesses who have generously donated to this worthwhile cause.” Villa Premiere Hotel and Spa, Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa, Daiquiri Dicks, Playa Los Arcos Hotel, Andale’s Restaurant/Andales on the Bay, Holiday Inn Puerto Vallarta, Howard Johnsons, Westin Resort and Spa, No Way Jose, Colleen’s Breakfast Café, Mediterranean Cafe and Bakery, PVRPV.com, Margaret Souder, Judith St Guadens, Apache’s Martini Bar and Bistro, Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center, OXXO, COSTCO, Pasteleria Celebrations, Tsunami Restaurant, Instituto Franco Mexicano, Casserole Instituto, Dr. Max Greig, Bill Wortzel, Ed Alejandre Hospital Versalles and Fruteria de Billar. Special thanks are also in order for Jill and Al Forster who transported several donated items down compliments of the Surrey British Columbia Fire Hall #11.
Special thanks to the event planning committee members including Pam Thompson, Kelly Trainor, Cindy DuChateau, Bert Ramirez and Gary Green. Although the October friend-raiser is officially over, donations of basic and medical supplies are always needed. For more information on the Department and a current wish list and volunteer opportunities, contact Bert Ramirez at (044) 322-141-8407 or through email at email@example.com.
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Recently the owners of Canopy Los Veranos invited the PVRPV staff to experience their canopy tour, which just happens to be the original canopy tour in Puerto Vallarta.
The experience was AMAZING, from the moment we jumped on the bus for our journey to the Canopy Los Veranos location, we were given great customer service. Once we arrived, things only got better.
The guides all spoke great English and they too had great customer care skills along with a great sense of humor which allowed for even the uneasy or nervous few to relax and actually look forward to zip lining from mountain to mountain, hundreds of feet in the air. The tour lasted about 2 hours and by the time we were done, we wanted to do it all over again, not yet ready to leave.
But the fun wasn’t over as they have a small petting zoo with different animals, and they also have a great restaurant with wonderful food choices and great cocktails, like the DELICIOUS mango margarita!
Before you are ready to eat, you should enjoy a nice and refreshing dip in the river that runs alongside the restaurant.
On behalf of PVRPV I would definitely love to invite you to experience Canopy Los Veranos and their amazing staff and let them give you an experience to remember! Please contact Angel Cocula, Concierge Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to book this wonderful adventure. Local telephone is 222-0638 or find us on the web at www.pvrpv.com.
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Mexico Tourism Minister Gloria Guevara said the country expects to have 22.6 million foreign tourists this year, matching the industry’s 2008 numbers before swine flu hurt activity last year.
The number of visitors grew 20 percent from January through August from the same period a year earlier, the minister said without specifying figures in an interview on Radio Formula.
From January to July, Mexico’s tourism industry received $1.8 billion in investment, 28 percent more than in the same period in 2009, Guevara said.
“This shows confidence in Mexico continues,” Guevara said. “Investors are still betting on Mexico and betting on tourism.”
Mexico’s travel industry has been hit by concerns about violence associated with drug trafficking, an outbreak of H1N1 flu last year and the global economic slump. Tourism revenue fell 15 percent to $11.3 billion in 2009 from $13.3 billion 2008, according to the ministry.
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What a tremendous opening night for Charity Bingo! Residents and tourists alike came out to support the very worthy Pasitos de Luz organization and enjoy themselves. We counted over 100 people attending and partaking in the fun. We raised over $12,840 pesos and even received some additional donations off the Wish List for Pasitos de Luz.
We had a ton of people who got there early and were raring to go, which got Tim Longpre of PVRPV up selling bingo cards right off the bat. We played a full 8 games of bingo with David Lansley from Gay Guide Vallarta calling out the numbers.
And thanks to our 50/50 chica, Carol from Xocodiva we raised $2250.00 pesos for the 50/50 draw won by Dee´s Coffee´s own, Dee Rindt.
Yolanda from Pasitos de Luz gave a little speach at the break to inform everyone what exactly Pasitos de Luz is all about and how much the children and families of Pasitos de Luz appreciate the support. A special thanks to Isel Celis for the translation assist.
The delicious and delectable La Bodega de Nina Gift Basket that was so admired was given out as the Black Out Bingo final game prize of the evening and was won by Pamela Thompson.
The drinks kept pouring and the food kept coming out keeping the amazing crew at Nacho Daddy hopping all night long. Kudos to them for raising to the occasion and providing great service to the unexpected full house.
Our most heartfelt thanks go out to all of our volunteers, sponsors and donors. But most of all, we thank all of you for attending and giving so generously last night. What a fantastic beginning, and we know that with your continued support we are sure to reach our goal of $200,000.00 pesos.
We hope to see you all again at the next Charity Bingo night on Tuesday, October 19th.
Here’s the list of the Winners:
Game 1: Chuck Mallery
Game sponsored by Victor’s Bar & Grill, Marantina’s Lounge, The Blue Massage Spa, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 1: Laura Reeves
Game sponsored by Superior Tours Vallarta, Coffee Cup Marina, Dianita Restaurant, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 2: Dennis Smith
Game sponsored by Hacienda Jalisco, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Trattoria Michel, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 3: Glee Lehmbeck
Game sponsored by Master Goldsmith Tony Garzino, Teatro Limón Restaurant, No Borders Bar, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 3: Tracy Willis
Game sponsored by Metamorfosis Day Spa, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 4: Annie Banannie
Game sponsored by Garbo Piano & Jazz Bar, Tower of Power by La Bodega de Nina, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 5: Edgar Fernández
Game sponsored by Bar Frida, Xocodiva, Food By Seth, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 6: Julie – No Way José
Game sponsored by Hacienda Jalisco, Tropicasa Realty, Vallarta Adventures, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 7: Jim Pappas
Game sponsored by Fuego Bar & Bites, No Way José, D’ Martha’s Salon, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Game 8: Pamela Thompson
Game sponsored by Apaches Bar, Gift Basket by La Bodega de Nina, Nacho Daddy, La Bodega de Nina, PVRPV, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Fishing with Carolina
Pictures donated by Sarah Hepting from PV Scene http://www.pvscene.com/
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