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Vallarta Abuelos School Backpack Project a Success
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush

The School Bag Project organized in June by our 'Vallarta Abuelos,' a group of local volunteers that focus on giving back to the community by helping underprivileged children, was a huge success! Thanks to your support, by August, 355 kids had received backpacks and school supplies.

Watch the September 12 Debate with Democrats Abroad
Mike Lyman

After two rounds of back-to-back debate nights over the summer, the next Democratic presidential debate will be a one-night affair, on Sept. 12. If you're in Puerto Vallarta and plan to watch, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad invites you to join them at Incanto from 7-10 pm.

Mexican Vanilla Extract: Pure or Imitation?
Sandra Cesca

Vanilla beans cultivated around the world originally came from Mexico. When Cortés came to conquer Mexico in 1519, he sent samples of the vanilla orchid back to Spain, where they eventually spread to other countries. But how can you tell if vanilla extract is pure or imitation?

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Expert Alfredo Herrera
Making Dreams of Owning a Home in Mexico Reality

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit top the list for those looking to buy a second home, vacation, or investment property in Mexico. A local real estate agent since 2006, Alfredo Herrera has the experience and expertise to provide home buyers with a worry-free experience.

Venture Off the Beaten Path in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Strategically located on the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is famous for its luxury all-inclusive resorts, fine dining, local culture, art, history, eco-adventures, and more. But travelers looking to venture off the beaten path will find there's much more to discover.

September is Virtual Adoption Month at PuRR Project
Shannon Campbell

September is Virtual Adoption Month at Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Tropicasa's September Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Signature by Pinnacle 405

Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Signature by Pinnacle has become the new trend in Puerto Vallarta living. Condominium 405, a professionally decorated one bedroom corner unit with incredible ocean views, is a great choice for those who dream of owning a home in paradise.

Act II's 7th Season of Entertainment Opens Oct. 29
Banderas News Team

Act II Stages will kick off their 2019-2020 season of entertainment on Oct. 29 with the hit Broadway Musical, 'Mamma Mia,' and a Grand Gala to open their 7th season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, Summer fun continues with the 'Abba & Elton' show and Bob's Karaoke Party.

Mexico Celebrates El Mes de la Patria in September
Banderas News Team

Every September, know as 'El Mes de la Patria,' cities throughout Mexico host a series of colorful and patriotic festivities celebrating the first and most significant episode of the country's history - Independence from Spain - but September 15 is when the celebrations really begin.

Vallarta Institute of Culture Adopts Renewable Energy
Margarita Bonita

Last month, the Vallarta Institute of Culture became the first Municipal dependency to adopt the use of green technologies by installing solar panels that supply renewable energy to the Institute's administrative offices, auditorium, and all of the Cuale Cultural Center's workshops.

Décor Trends: Las Vegas Market Showcases Resort Style
Crate Interiors

The CRATE Interiors team has just returned from the Las Vegas Summer Market, where they were on the look-out for the latest furniture and design trends that will give Puerto Vallarta homebuyers and investors a competitive edge in the Banderas Bay area's growing real estate market.

Mexico to Introduce New 200 Peso Bill in September
Luis Antonio

The Bank of Mexico recently announced that the new 200-peso bill will enter into circulation in September. The current 200-peso banknotes will maintain their value and be gradually withdrawn from circulation as they deteriorate and are retrieved by the banking system.

Kid Tested and Approved Activities in Puerto Vallarta
Warren Brander

Raising two young children in Puerto Vallarta, our family has become somewhat expert in local fun for kids, especially as ours aren't shy to share their opinions about what is cool and what isn't. Here are a few activities that our kids give a top mark to add to your list of family adventures.

Viva Aerobus Launches Vallarta - Tijuana Flights

Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, reached 100 domestic routes with the announcement of its new flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana. Tickets for this route, which will begin operations on December 13, are now on sale with one-way tickets starting at $1,498 pesos.

ExPats in Vallarta September 2019 Events Schedule
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, has announced next month's schedule of events. In September, they'll be hosting Happy Hour gatherings at various venues every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and getting together for dinners on the 5th and 19th.

Vallarta's Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Needs Your Support
Glenda Bland

Since 2016, the monthly Cuale Spay and Neuter Clinic has provided over 3,000 free pet sterilizations, yet the number of animals coming in continues to grow. Additional clinics are needed to satisfy increasing demand, and a GoFundMe page makes it easy for you to help.

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