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Int'l Artists Donate Sculptures to Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

Five large-format sculptures, created by international artists during last November's 'First Int'l Forum of Sculptors' at El Centro Universitario de la Costa, have been donated to the city of Puerto Vallarta. They now grace public spaces in colonias throughout the municipality.

Commemorating Mexico's Independence from Spain

Every September, known as El Mes de la Patria (The Month of Our Nation,) cities throughout Mexico host a series of joyful, colorful and patriotic festivities celebrating the first and most significant episode of the country's history - Mexico's Independence from Spain.

Office of Cultural Projects' 'All Inclusive' Exhibit
Pilar Perez

Responding to community interest, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is excited to launch a new annual exhibition that focuses solely on new works by local artists. The 'All Inclusive' show celebrates the art makers who live here, and everyone is invited to participate!

September Happenings & Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit will have an abundance of things to see and do this month. The Pee Wee Surfing League, the 6th Flamingos Race, and Independence Day Festivities are just a sampling of what Mexico's Pacific Treasure offers in September.

SETAC Community Center Now Has its Own Medical Office
Paco Arjona

A fully equipped medical office for patients requiring ambulatory care is now operating at SETAC, a non-profit organization and community center focused on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Puerto Vallarta and the greater Bandera

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Quinta del Mar II 501, Flamingos

More like a single-floor home than a condominium, Quinta del Mar II 501 is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit that offers plenty of space for the entire family. A comfortable home away from home, permanent residence or investment property, this beachfront condo is located in Nuevo Vallarta.

ExPats in Vallarta September 2018 Event Schedule
Sara Wise

In September, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and two Special Dinners on Thursdays September 13th and 27th. Join us!

Democrats Abroad Mexico Voter Registration Assistance
Paula Dulak

With the U.S. mid-terms elections approaching, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is offering voter registration assistance in Vallarta, as well as information to help US citizens register and vote either electronically or by mail from anywhere in Mexico.

US & Canadian Retirees Can Get Their Pensions in Mexico
Warren Brander Real Estate

One of the benefits of retiring in Mexico is the affordable cost of living, meaning that retirement savings stretch further for a more comfortable lifestyle. For American and Canadian retirees, this includes government pensions, which can be received while living in Mexico.

A Look Behind the Walls of the PuRR Project Shelter
Banderas News Team

2019 PuRR Project calendars are now on sale! For just $250 pesos you can get up close and PuRR-sonal with 12 PuRR-fectly gorgeous gatos and gatitos, while helping provide food, shelter and veterinary care for the 200+ adorable cats and kittens at Puerto Vallarta's no-kill feline sanctuary.

Puerto Vallarta Will Soon Have a New Sister City
Lorena Sonrisas

On September 29, Puerto Vallarta will officially have a new sister city: San Francisco, California. This 'twinning' is expected to not only promote international tourism to this destination, but to also boost the LGBT segment and advance the regional development of Jalisco's technology industry.

$500 MXN Bill Boasts New Design, More Security Features
El Financiero

Images of former president Benito Juárez and a gray whale replace those of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on Mexico's new 500-peso bill, which entered circulation this week. The banknote was redesigned because it is the most widely circulated and most counterfeited denomination.

The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group

Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate.

Drawing Straws, Naturally, at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Neil Gerlowski

Vallarta Botanical Garden offers a natural alternative to plastic straws - cuttings from a native bamboo, Rhipidocladum racemiflorum. These environmentally conscious beverage accessories are grown on site and are sustainably harvested to ensure a steady supply for the future.

New Police Units Reinforce Security in Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Six new patrol units were delivered to the State Tourism Police based in the Riviera Nayarit last Friday, thanks to an investment of $4 million pesos derived from the 3% Hospitality Tax. This addition brings the number of patrol vehicles now in service along the tourism corridor to 18.

$208.204.81 mn for SETAC Breaks Oxxo 'Redondeo' Record
Banderas News Team

Thanks to the customers, cashiers and leaders of local OXXO stores, the $208,204.81 pesos collected for SETAC through the OXXO Redondeo (round up at checkout) Program was the largest amount of money ever amassed for a non-profit organization in the greater Puerto Vallarta region.

Chile en Nogada Now on the Menu at Kaiser Maximilian
Marie Callan

Kaiser Maximilian owner Andreas Rupprechter loves Mexico so much that he's not waiting until September to start celebrating El Mes de la Patria. Chile en Nogada, the Mexican dish that is most emblematic of the holiday, is already on the menu at this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

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