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La Manzanilla Memo - March 3, 2012

Wind in their sails

The cravings of La Manzanilla sailing aficianados were sated last week with two lively regattas launched off our beach in Tenacatita Bay.

La Manzanilla Memo - February 21, 2012

The Big Chill

A cold front from the north and a few days of rain put a chill on activities in La Manzanilla last weekend.  Baseball, soccer, and polo games were cancelled.  The flea market extravaganza in the plaza was rescheduled for this Sunday, the 19th.  Wind gusts as the front moved in toppled trees and sent unsecured roofs flying, yet our electricity never so much as flickered, a miracle unto itself.  Our usual “clear blue and 82” February temperatures plummeted to the 60s and low 70s, sending us year-‘round-resident weather wimps scrambling for hoodies and long pants, much to the amusement of vacationers who still found the weather balmy and better than what they’d left behind.

La Manzanilla Memo - December 10, 2011

Galeria season kicks off

La Manzanilla’s favorite out-of-town artist, Efren Gonzalez opened the Galeria’s Meet the Artist series with a packed house on December 2. His work, as always, was as delightful to view as he and his beautiful wife Reina were to chat with, and he does excel at the art of meet-and-greet.

La Manzanilla Memo - February 4, 2012

Seniors Rock!

Two music events in La Manzanilla recently brought out the gray-hairs in force, and they rocked.  I love watching members of my generation dance to cover songs that were originals back in the day.  The moves may not be as elaborate, but we still have ‘em.  With the right amount of tequila at these moments, I can see a crowd of sixty-somethings looking just as good as they did in the 60s.

La Manzanilla Memo - November 26, 2011

Full speed ahead!

Despite the number of roads that are still trashed a month and a half after the Jova-ian deluge, La Manzanillans from all ends of town have managed to make their way to main street to party.  And there’s plenty going on.

La Manzanilla Memo - January 21, 2012

Security Demands

Carlos Ramirez, President of our municipality of La Huerta, made a special appearance in La Manzanilla to respond to residents´concerns about crime in the village. An estimated 300 to 400 locals and expats, about a 50/50 mix, filled the plaza for the January 12 evening meeting.

La Manzanilla Memo - November 12, 2011

It’s Show Time!

The Galeria has posted this year’s artist line-up.  Dates for annual fundraisers have been set. There’s talk of turkey dinner and the holiday tree fiesta.  The bookstore is open seven days a week, and it’s rodeo season.  Not that you’d know it from our feels-like-August temperatures, but The Season seems to be upon us, ready or not.

La Manzanilla Memo - January 7, 2012

Happy 2012! (the end of the world, or a new beginning?)

La Manzanillo Memo - October 28, 2011

Back to business as usual

Except for dozens of trees down and most of our roads getting impassably trashed, La Manzanilla came through Hurricane Jova relatively unscathed compared to other places on the Costalegre.  Once power was restored and clean up was underway, the biggest discussion point became not how we weathered the storm, but when the Manzanillo airport would open.

La Manzanilla Memo - December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays, etc.

Whatever you celebrate – Yule/Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or Bah Humbug! – I hope your obligations don’t exceed your stamina and you are coping well with the ubiquitous merriment.

La Manzanillo Memo - October 15, 2011

While most of us slept through summer – or tried to, despite oppressive heat and frequent power outages – a handful of La Manzanillans were busy developing projects that can benefit our community for generations.

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