Panama Group supports the Bomberos for the 3rd year

For 3 years now the Panama Group has collaborated with the voluntary Bomberos in a fundraising campaign. From August to November, Panama teams were selling water bottles and at the end of the 3 months collected $229,417 pesos for the bomberos. 17,647 water bottles were donated by Panama. This year, the Panama team had more interaction

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December Festivities at the Cathedral

The December Cathedral calendar looks like this: December, 8 – Immaculate Conception Celebration (Patron) December, 11 – Night mass to start Guadalupe Virgin Celebration with the traditional Mañanitas (Mexican version of Happy Birthday, December, 12 – Guadalupe Celebration with masses all the day, procession at 15:30 (from Cathedral to Puntilla) and traditional afternoon Verbena with food

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Las Labradas seeks UNESCO designation.

The archaeological site known as Las Labradas, has started the process to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Part of this procedure was initiated by Nuria Sanz, UNESCO Mexico Director, who performed a technological inspection of the archaeological site and gather evidence of the more than 600 volcanic rock engravings on the beach. Ms. Sanz said

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Celebration of Life for O’Neil McGean

A celebration of life for O’Neil McGean will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Club Muralla which is located on Sixto Osuna at the corner of Venus (Right across from the old Look Gallery). Eric Streit will be doing a short eulogy for O’Neil and anyone else

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Aguinaldo (Christmas bonus) Calculator

The Aguinaldo spreadsheet is available as a download by clicking here: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AlDKTUgKAf8Qh0Rf0l7g0lJ8toTb Note the “https://” designation – a secure location on Microsoft’s One Drive. If you have any questions about this please email us by clicking here 

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El Verde Camacho Santuary

For 3rd time Mazatlan obtained the certification as clean beach on the 6 km of beach know as Turtle Sanctuary El Verde Camacho, which is consider as a main area for conservation. Local authorities jointly with El Recreo community and the Clean Beach Board has been working on keep the certification provided by the Environment Secretary.

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Remembrance Day Ceremony in Mazatlan

A Remembrance Day Ceremony was held on November 11th at the Saloon Sports Bar in Mazatlan to provide a venue for people to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.   This was the second such service organized by Sam Arsenault and Brian Wong, both former members of the

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Remembrance Day Ceremony

2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony  Friday, November 11, at 10:45, The Saloon (Av. Camaron Sabalo 1000) Same as last year everyone attending must be seated by 10:30, as the Ceremony will begin at 10:45. Special lunch after Ceremony:Chicken Cacciatore  with spaghetti for $119.00 pesos, or A la Carte. Bar prices are follows: Beer $20.00 pesos, well

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Red Cross donations down..

The economic crisis has adversely affected donations for the Red Cross. Donations to Mazatlan’s Red Cross is the lowest in the State. Bernardo Lizarraga, the Board’s  President states that it has been a struggle to manage fixed costs and general expenses due to the drop in donations this year. The Red Cross has been seeking the support of other

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Hospice Mazatlan…new events just annnounced

              Each year Hospice Mazatlan caters to more terminally ill patients who have heard about it from families who’s experienced care and comfort at this facility. The Hospice admits chronically ill patients for a short time in to assist families delivering proper patient care. The Hospice’s next events are: December 11, 2016,

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Sewing Seeds is coming to Mazatlan…

They are already in Puerto Vallarta…and are coming to Mazatlan. If you are interested in meeting with them mid-November, email us and we’ll keep you posted. MISSION Sewing Seeds is passionately committed to empowering underprivileged persons through training, mentoring, encouraging, and supporting by offering sewing training programs, micro-credit lending, and children’s programs at home and

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Topolobambo ecologic reserve threatened..

Ohuira Bay is an ecologic reserve in Topolobambo  threatened by the construction of a fertilizer plant with a first phase investment of 1 billion dollars. Eight years ago the National Environmental Ministry and Sinaloa’s authorities named the lagoons of Santa Maria, Topolobambo and Ohuira as “Ramsar” designations, in to protect seasonal migratory birds, marine species and vegetation

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MazMessenger welcomes “Amigos de los Animales”

A new section in MazMessenger is here! Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) is joining us as with a Pet of the Week section. It will feature an array of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption from ADLA. They will also outline specific ways that you, concerned citizens of Mazatlán, can help them to achieve their

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San Ignacio’s Jaguars

“Jinetes”, a community of San Ignacio was the scene of jaguar hunting fora  long time, until the National Board of  Protected Natural Areas (“CONANP“), established a program to educate the population about the potential for ecotourism instead.                   The project started in San Ignacio’s communities as a temporary

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Bomberos get new base in Mazatlán

The fourth fire station in the city opened on October 14th, as part of the joint effort between the city authorities and volunteer firemen for a new base to improve response times and better service to the public. The first group of professional firefighters was organized by the Mazatlán community in 1948. Over the years

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