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A Letter of Love & Gratitude from Los Mangos Library
Gabriela García

Here at Biblioteca Los Mangos, we are convinced of the enormous value of the formula 'inspiration + education + opportunities.' We are happy for every day we open the doors to provide exactly that to the community. We can do this thanks to you, the people of Puerto Vallarta.

Friends of PV Animals Host 5th 'Paws for the Cause'
Banderas News Team

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals, a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the municipally run pound, will host the 5th Annual 'Paws for the Cause' Fundraiser on January 18 from 6-10 pm at BabelBar on La Isla Rio Cuale.

SG Syndrome ... You May Have it and Not Even Know It!
Vic Pittman

It seems to me that the Mexican people have something that the 'Americans' have for the most part lost... a solid determination to be happy, to look for the good in even the most dire situations and appreciation of the most basic of blessings... family, food and community.

Boldly Go Where Your Taste Buds Haven't Gone Before
Laura Gelezunas

Boldly go where your taste buds haven't gone before with a variety of dishes from countries far and near. Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta controls the flight deck and they're featuring a wide selection of new tastes on their special World Flavors menu through December 30th.

Concert to Benefit Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Marie Callan

On January 11, a benefit concert featuring the works of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Delta, Schubert, Franck and L. Cohen will be performed by local musicians at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Admission is free, but donations to the church are encouraged.

Christmas Eve Dinner with Piel Canela at No Way José!
Banderas News Team

There's no better place to celebrate the holidays in Puerto Vallarta than at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta,' No Way José! This Christmas Eve we presents an exquisite four-course special menu and live entertainment provided by Piel Canela from 8-10 pm. The menu will also be served December 25.

Toys For Tots Vallarta Fundraisers a Roaring Success

Last weekend's Toys for Tots fundraisers were incredibly successful, with attendance up nearly 50% for both the golf tournament and the gala dinner dance. We now plan to deliver in excess of 5,000 toys and smiles to needy kids in the Banderas Bay area on Three Kings Day in early January.

Meet Leather Designer Claudette Johnston at No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

The JG Group proudly presents the next in their series of cocktail parties to introduce new services and providers for new property and business owners in Puerto Vallarta. Meet leather designer Claudette Johnston on December 21, from 6-7:30 pm in the Raicilla Lounge at No Way José!

Gil Gevins Book Signing Party at Lucy's Cucu Cabaña
Banderas News Team

Puerto Vallarta's favorite author, Gil Gevins, who has been delighting readers for thirty some-odd years with his hilarious short stories and columns, has recently published his latest novel, '1967.' If you're in town, don't miss the book signing party at Lucy's Cucu Cabaña on December 21.

Red Ribbon Gala Raises $210,158 Pesos for SETAC
Paco Ojeda

SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS Community Center, announced the outcome of the Red Ribbon Gala held at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Dec. 7. The $210,158 pesos raised will support the non-profit organization's efforts to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area.

International Friendship Club: Helping at Christmas
John Warren

Bob Hope had this to say about Christmas, 'My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?' We don't, of course, but Christmas can be a sad time for children, even in Vallarta.

Fundraising Event Raises $300,000 for Pasitos de Luz
Barb Bremner

The 'Illumination' dinner, show and art auction at Casa Karma Dec. 8th was a huge success, raising $300,000 pesos for the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. Thanks go to many who helped make it such a success, including the chefs, musicians, donors, volunteers and attendees.

12th Sinergiarte Festival Set for December 27-29, 2017

Music, dance and theater performances; painting, sculpture, literature, audiovisual and photography presentations and workshops, and booths selling regional foods and handicrafts are all part of the 12th annual 'Sinergiarte Festival' in San Francisco, Nayarit from Dec. 27-29.

A Delightful Christmas Eve Dinner at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

It is a special time of year to be shared with family and friends. Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy a sumptuous feast with your loved ones at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant. The European bistro atmosphere and attentive staff will only add to the festive experience.

Riviera Nayarit Celebrates 10 Years with Polo Cup
Norma Hernández

Mexico's youngest destination is turning 10 and it's celebrating the occasion with a very unique event: the Riviera Nayarit 10 Polo Cup, to be played at the La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, from December 16-17, 2017.

Natural Remedies that Relieve Pain and Depression
Dr. Leslie Korn

Science has confirmed the dangers of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) but what are reliable alternatives to treat pain and inflammation that co-occurs with depression and PTSD? Dr. Leslie Korn gives us effective natural alternatives and a recipe for turmeric tea.

Festival de Chocolate at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Marie Callan

On January 5, 2018, Vallarta Botanical Garden will host a Festival de Chocolate - and everyone is invited! Make plans now to come out and learn more about 'the food of the gods' while enjoying chocolate tours, tastings, food and drink specials, Folkloric dance performances, and more.

Vallarta Sets the Stage for Ricky Martin Music Video
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

Thanks to Puerto Vallarta's spectacular beauty and natural attractions, along with the Tourism Trust's promotional efforts, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin will be filming his next music video here in January. The city's historic center, Malecón and beaches will provide the backdrop.

Christmas Traditions in Mexico: Las Posadas Navideñas
Lorena Sonrisas

Rich in traditional festivities, a Mexican Christmas is filled with joy and wonder. In other countries, the 12 Days of Christmas are celebrated, but in Mexico, the nine days of posadas leading up to Noche Buena (Holy Night) are observed, and the season is joyously extended though February 2nd.

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