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What’s Next for the Malecón? Telescopes?

Employees of an unnamed company attempted to install various telescopes yesterday along the Malecón.

Christmas Lights Up the Plazuela Machado

Mayor Carlos Felton accompanied by candidates for the 2016 Queen of Carnaval and Cultura Director Rául Rico at the inauguration.

Mazatlán Chalks up Another Successful Marathon

Marathon officials reported that 12,206 international, national and local contestants entered the various races, with 130 signing up at the last minute on Saturday morning.

Mazatlán’s “Ferrusquilla” Singer/Composer/Actor Passes Away

Many of his songs have become emblematic, in particular “Échame a mí la culpa,” “Mazatlán” and “Cariño Nuevo.”

The Fisherman

Congratulations to Oliver Rifkind, whose story The Fisherman is the winner of The Mazatlán Messenger Anecdote Contest!

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.

UPDATED: Rainy Season Contest

The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Thank you for all of your submissions!

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.