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Foreign Community Donates Benches in Plazuela Machado

Each bench, designed and constructed by local businesses, cost 12,000 pesos, said Rico.

Hospice Mazatlán fundraising breakfast

Approximately 175 people attended the Hospice Mazatlán fundraising breakfast on Sunday November 25 at Royal Villas in a lovely setting beside the hotel pool.

El Cid Halloween Party

The folks at this party on October 30th in El Cid were in the mood to enjoy Halloween. If you look carefully, you may recognize some well known and familiar faces behind the makeup and masks.

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Organic Market Producers Tour

Organizers of Mazatlán´s organic market invited the public to meet their producers. Photographer Peter Murphy went along and sent back this report.

Hearts for Hospice Dinner/Dance

The annual fundraiser “Hearts for Hospice” Dinner/Dance held on February 23rd was another resounding success.

Eye on Brazil at Carnaval 2013

Mazatlán Messenger photographer, Peter Murphy, had a bird’s eye view of the Brazilian Samba Dancers’ Carnaval float from his condo and took full advantage of the opportunity.

Giant “monigotes” lining the Malecón

You know Carnaval is around the corner when you see these giant “monigotes” lining the Malecón, with one special one in the Plazuela Machado. Can you name all the characters depicted here? Hint: the Carnaval theme this year is “The Magic Lantern,” an homage to the film industry.

Christmas Street Fair

The first annual Christmas Street Fair took place in Centro Historico in front of Mazatlán’s Art Museum on December 19th.

El Cid Christmas Lights Displays

Christmas lights displays in the gated golf community of El Cid attracts hundreds of passers-by who marvel at the creativity of the owners who put on a show to enjoy.

Immigration Forum

On Nov. 29th members of Mazatlán’s foreign community gathered to hear experts explain new immigration laws.

A Celebration of Life for Nancy Blakeslee

On November 23rd a Celebration of Life was held for Mazatlán resident Nancy Blakeslee who passed away earlier this year in Colorado

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The screening of the iconic Halloween movie, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” sponsored by the Mazatlán Film and Theater Group on Oct. 30th and 31st at El Recreo drew sold-out enthusiastic crowds who came dressed for the occasion.

“Así Sabe Sinaloa” food fair

On October 26th Mazatlán Messenger photographer Peter Murphy took his camera and his appetite to the “Así Sabe Sinaloa” food fair at the Convention Center and filed these photos after a fun day of food tasting. Enjoy!

1898 street map of Mazatlán

This 1898 street map of Mazatlán reveals the small settlement was concentrated in El Centro. It wasn´t until the late 1950s that it spread to include what became known as the “Golden Zone.”