In Memory of Hortencia Freeman

December 21, 2016 Hortencia Freeman de Gonzalez passed away today in Mazatlan. She was a distinguished Mazatlan citizen and the Carnaval Flower Queen in 1962. Hortencia is survived by her husband Javier Gonzalez and their son and daughters.

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Posada at Hogar San Pablo

December 19/2016 A traditional Posada at Hogar San Pablo was held this evening. The Posada started with the recitation of the rosary at the chapel  followed by a candlelight procession. The attendees enjoyed ponche, tacos and churros in the company of the Hogar’s kids. At every table one or two kids joined the invitees for a casual chat about their school and their

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A Restaurant that makes a Town!

With an investment of 2.5 million pesos, the Tourism Secretary joined with locals in the opening of a new street in Quelite, which included beautification of the building’s facades, new street lighting, benches and sidewalks. The celebration of the street opening also included a traditional Posada for the kids. Dr. Marcos Osuna, owner of the

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Warming hearts with blankets

Mayor Carlos Felton and his wife Sylvia Trevino (Mazatlán DIF President) brought 1,600 blankets to 800 families in need as part of the Cold Support campaign in the Community Center of Lomas del Ébano. “These blankets are not just to keep us warm at home, they are also to warm our hearts” said Ms Trevino, who also

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Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Yesterday, as on every December 12th the Cathedral as well as other churches in town celebrated the Virgin of Guadalupe’s day. The altar at Mazatlan’s Cathedral was filled with  beautiful flower bouquets brought in honor of the Lady, mainly by little children. Pre-Hispanic dances were performed inside the cathedral. As always,  the youngest child in

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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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