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CHARITY BINGO # 2 FOR ASILO SAN JUAN DIEGO PUERTO VALLARTA

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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

Anticipation was running high when I arrived at Nacho Daddy to participate in the second and final Bingo game benefiting Asilo San Juan Diego, Puerto Vallarta’s home for seniors. Once again, the restaurant was filled with eager faces. Once again, many were unfamiliar to me but that’s a good thing. The word is out. The exceptional Nacho Daddy wait staff was serving drinks and food with alacrity. I and my guest took a seat at Tom’s table.

It was a treat to learn that Juan Carlos would be calling Bingo, assisted by the lovely Lina of PVRPV. Carole, our capable 50/50 raffle chica was working the room, but she wasn’t as exuberant as usual. No matter, everyone bought tickets. San Juan is such a worthy cause and everyone involved was determined to raise as much money as possible.

A gentleman from New Zealand carried in the cutest little dog. He was hoping to adopt the poor thing out as he was unable to return to New Zealand with an animal. I don’t know if our friend was successful. I hope so. Another dog was present in the room, though I doubt the owner would have given this beautiful Samoyed up for all the tortillas in Mexico. What an amazingly well trained animal. The brightest white fur and the sweetest face I’ve ever seen on a Samoyed. What a treat. Yes, folks. One can bring one’s well-behaved dog into many restaurants in Mexico.

Enough about dogs. Last week I promised to tell you the history of Bingo. I went to Wikipedia for the information. It’s pretty boring so I’m not going to expound on it much except to say Bingo is usually played as a gambling game or as a way to raise funds for worthy causes, churches, etc … just like we’re doing … and has been around, in the US, at least, since 1920. It actually originated as a lottery game in Italy around 1530. So, that’s kind of interesting but I think it’s the players who make our games exciting. There are very serious Bingo players out there, some playing as many as 30 cards at a time! This usually occurs in Casino Bingo where the players use daubers, not beads. Anyway, I’m never bored at our Bingo nights and I like using beads. Oh my gosh! Can you imagine using beads on 30 cards? One bump of the table and …

Robin was selling the Big Raffle tickets. What an exciting gift this time. A “Romance Basket.” Oooo, lah, lah. My whole table bought tickets…the basket contained a bottle of fine champagne and two flutes compliments of Trattoria Michel, a gift certificate for a visit for two to Metamorfosis Day Spa, delicious chocolates compliments of  Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and a gift of 2 dozen roses from Eden Flores. Many thanks to those businesses who donated their products to this beautiful prize package.

Well, after purchasing our cards, 50/50 raffle tickets, Big Raffle tickets, food and beverages we were ready to get underway. When Juan Carlos had the group’s attention (90 in number!), he called the first letter/number…N-41. Suddenly, a parade started up the street. Music, noise-makers, marchers all in bright pink shirts. The march was to bring awareness to breast cancer. The small group only took around 60 seconds to get past us and we were able to continue. The first game was won by a rather shy person…Laarle Spiess, who raised his hand to signify his bingo. Tim almost missed it. Liz Miller won game 2 and shared the win of game 3 with Lili Velazquez. Game 4 was won by Larry Wright. Once underway, the first half went very quickly. Before we knew it, it was half-time. We all know the drill: more food and drink orders, the other break, the stretch and walk outside to check out the sunset, final raffle ticket purchases.

We began anew with game 5, won by Toby Morris. Game 6 was won by a professional Bingo player … Cheryl Sellers brought her own buttons to use as markers. That raised the discussion about our colorful beads. Over the months, they’ve gotten sticky. Yours truly volunteered to take them home and give them a good bath. I’ll probably just stick them in the pool and swoosh them around a bit. One of my table mates suggested that I grind them into squares so they won’t roll. I had another suggestion for him. Anyway, the beads are currently in my possession. Don’t worry. They’ll be back for our first game on November 8th.

The 50/50 raffle jackpot came in at $3,900 pesos with $1,950 going to Wendy Feldman, the holder of the winning ticket. Congratulations Wendy! Thank you for making the trip from Xtapa to join us. Dennis Smith was the lucky winner of the Big Raffle “Romance Basket”, valued at $4,500 pesos. Congratulations to you, Dennis! Enjoy.

Game 7 was won by Pierre Paquette and game 8, Blackout, was won by Drew Baldridge.

Congratulations to all our game winners and thank you for coming out and helping to make the event a success. Your generosity helped to raise a whopping $11,240 pesos, bringing the combined total to $22,287 for Asilo San Juan Diego. Give yourselves a big round of applause!

Sponsors

Gift Bags

No Way Jose

Margaret Souder
Coolling Ties by Bill Kelly Malcom Art
Cheeky Monkey Franc Gole
Artepil SPA Deja New Consignment
Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates PVRPV
Fishing with Carolina Cassandra Shaw
Cupo City Joe Jack’s Fish Shack
Coffe Cup Lola Covarrubias
Esther Sánchez Socorro Macías
Los Alcatraces Restaurant Flaveur City
Mail Boxes Etc. Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping
Health Care Resources Apaches Bar

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Trattoria Michel Metamorfosis Day Spa
Eden Flores Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates

None of this would be possible without the hardworking administrative committee of Charity Bingo, namely Tim of PVRPV, Lori of Rio Amapas-Private Luxury Residences, and Charlotte and Carole of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates. Our other volunteers include Robin, Lina, Juan Carlos and Oscar. Many thanks to all of you for your generosity. Charity Bingo wouldn’t happen without your tireless efforts.

Don’t forget that in November we will play Bingo for Casa Hogar, the local children’s orphanage. A wish list will be published soon. Donations for all of our causes can be made anytime at the PVRPV office, Pino Suarez #210 in Old Town, but, if you bring something from the wish list on Bingo night, you qualify for an extra card, FREE! Doesn’t get much better than that.

See you Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 for another exciting evening of Charity Bingo!

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Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz A.C. – Wish List

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Come help us support Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz A.C. this Tuesday, November 08th and November 22nd at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!




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Puerto Vallarta’s The Dog House to Open on November 1st

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We take a bite out of your hunger!

Puerto Vallarta’s The Dog House to Open on November 1st

Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco) — Let’s talk about hypothetical situations. You’re in Old Town Puerto Vallarta craving a hot dog. Something you would expect from a baseball stadium. You see a place called The Dog House and immediately think, “they must mean serious business.” They do. “Whether it’s the next food trend in the city or the correction of a hole in our culinary repertoire, this might end up being the year of the hot dog.” noted business partners, Agustin Rocha, Tim Longpre and Gary Green.

The Dog House, slated to open on Tuesday night, November 1st at Pacos Ranch on Ignacio L Vallarta, is a unique restaurant concept offering customers a variety of artisan sausage meats. Choose from char-grilled, Polish and Italian sausage, brats, chorizo and chicken specialties tucked in a fresh baked roll and topped with an array of condiments.  Less adventurous eaters will find comfort in the traditional bacon-wrapped all-beef hot dog available with all the trimmings.

Besides sumptuous sausage, our friendly staff — Ana and Francisco — and hard-to-beat prices, one of the major driving factors behind the anticipated success of The Dog House is the way that they’ve taken advantage of social media, in particular Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, to engage customers and the community.

The Dog House will be open from 10:00pm to 6am Tuesday through Sunday.

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Old Town Farmer’s Market – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Old Town Farmer’s Market has a New Home

By Kathleen Harris

On Saturday October 8th the Old Town Farmer’s Market–Tianguis Cultural began a new and exciting relationship with El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  The school, located on the west side of Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillio, will be part of the Market’s new home when it opens in November 5th!

When Market founder, Charlotte Semple, learned recently that the school might have to stay closed due to the theft of all its’ copper water pipes, her immediate reaction was, “We can’t let that happen!”  Within a matter of days the Market had purchased new pipes, they were installed, and it was back to business for the 176 students who attend kindergarten there. Morning principal, Olga Elvira Quintero, said that she and afternoon principal, Maria Concepcion Banuelos-Macias, could not be happier.

On Saturday volunteers, including Fast Eddie from Casa Isabel, Mark Rome from the Palm, Brenda de Retzlaff, Sylvie Scopazzo, Robin Spencer, Jae Palsce and Pamela Beltran, showed up to assist with the building of a new bodega to protect the schools treasured supplies.  Previously supplies were stored in a classroom that was then rendered un-usable for other purposes.

The Market has hired a professional bricklayer, and architect Roberto Alvaro-Llamas is donating his expertise to ensure that the bodega is well built. When it is finished, the school would like to turn the old storage area into a library.

Everyone was very enthusiastic on Saturday, fueled by coffee and yummy muffins donated by Dee’s Coffee.  Refreshments brought later, compliments of Apache’s Martini Bar were so appreciated after a hard, hot day moving bricks and breaking concrete.

Additional projects to aid the school were quickly identified.  In the coming weeks and months Market volunteers will clean and re-paint walls and fixtures, repair and paint the school yard pool and outside walls, collect books for the new library and musical instruments for a proposed music room, and gather general school supplies for the students.

There are also plans to collaborate on building a raised-bed garden to teach the children about gardening, nutrition, and entrepreneurship, as Charlotte envisions the children selling their produce at the market.  Won’t that be a popular booth!

Located in the heart of Emiliano Zapata, also known as the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural is about to open its 3rd season of providing local fresh farm produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and inspiring services and community education to locals and tourists from the entire Bay of Banderas Region.

So keep your eye out for more news coming soon and the opening of the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural on November 5th.  The Market will be located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on calle Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillo and inside the kindergarten school El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  Market hours are every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  For more information visit the Market website at http://www.oldtownfm.com, or its Facebook page: Old Town Farmer’s Market Puerto Vallarta.

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Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco – Wish List

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Come help us support Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. this Tuesday, December 06th and December 20th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!


The dishes, mugs and glasses are used for the workshops and daily activities.

Bond paper, rulers and punches are used to teach Braille.

Memory Sticks and Black CD’s are used for the computer classes.


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Featured Property: Casa Soltar

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PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacation rentals presents this 3BR condo right on Los Muertos Beach in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; Mexico.

Come and enjoy your vacation in Casa Soltar – Located on the 6th floor of Playa Bonita with a great view to Bahia de Banderas, this beautiful 3 air conditioned bedrooms condo newly redecorated with mexican fine art, offers the perfect combination of luxury and tradition.

Casa Soltar features a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, 3 bathrooms, patio off living room, private master bedroom terrace, elevator, wheelchair access, microwave, washer, dryer, fans, phone, linens, towels, purified water system, Vonage (Unlimited calls to the USA and Canada), internet wireless, beach towels and everything you need to make of Puerto Vallarta your second home.

Enjoy playing your own music in the new featured MP3 player (iPod compatible) while enjoying spectacular sunrises and sunsets that you will never forget.

You are only a few steps to the private beach which is only used for the guests for this complex. All the bars, restaurants, businesses, tours and art galleries are only minutes away. Whether for that awesome honeymoon experience or the vacation of a lifetime this is Puerto Vallarta at its best. This is the friendliest place in Mexico.

Casa Soltar is located directly on the beach and normal beach noise and activities are associated with properties on the beach. Unit is also next to a gay hotel with entertainment at night until no later than 11:30pm.

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Featured property: MOLINO DE AGUA 703

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Amazing and luxurious Condo for Rent in Puerto Vallarta that features, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 6) stay in the most privileged and perfect location in Puerto Vallarta at Residencies Molino De Agua in the Romantic Zone, an idyllic combination of Old Town convenience and Beach Front elegance.

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Walk in minutes to everything from this all on one floor suite with more than 3,000 square feet of stunning living space. Your taxi will drop you steps from your totally accessible condo with semi private elevator; the most exquisite view awaits you.

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You will sleep cradled on luxurious bed toppers and pillows, topped mattresses, and between superb linens. Snuggle on one of two king beds or a queen bed. The gourmet kitchen features slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances including convection oven, microwave, gas range, garbage disposal, a refrigerator and a myriad of small! A gas BBQ on the balcony is built-in with a marble countertop and wet bar. More features include marble floors throughout the home, ceiling fans, cable TV and full air conditioning with separate controls in every room. Free telephone service to the US and Canada could save you hundreds of dollars and a local telephone connects you with restaurants, taxis, or our concierge service.

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Going shopping in Puerto Vallarta for groceries and beverages it is just a block away from this your condo. Swim up to the bar in the heated infinity pool, wonder the lush flowering gardens with fountains and hammocks or sunbathe poolside on private sand or marble terraces. To the north, the tranquil Cuale River flows, and on the west, the Malecon gate of this secure community opens to direct beach access and the beachfront walk. You will be a few blocks from the World Famous “Blue Chairs” and the best entertainment, shopping, culture, and mouth watering dining from tamale stands to elegant restaurants with note-worthy chefs from around the world. You will be at the heart of the Puerto Vallarta way of life.

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