This week's Photo of the Week was taken about 4 years ago by Duende Harrison. The view with spectacular cloud and light formations was shot from San Antonio looking toward San Lucas.
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Wow! There are no special events this week! But check out the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar for regular weekly events.
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Don't miss this year's Mardi Gras Masked Ball, a full-filled evening of dancing, live music, floor show, big buffet dinner, prizes, raffle and cash bar. ALL funds are used to pay for PCI scholarships! Advance tickets can be obtained from any PCI parent or student and are Q100 each. If purchased at the door, tickets are Q125. For more info or to buy tickets, call 7762-2843.
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This is a fun event slated to celebrate International Women's Day with a non-traditional "fashion show" of cool, creative aprons designed by Lisa Simms. The show also includes the recycled, one-of-a-kind jewelry being produced at ADISA, the vocational center for the handicapped in Santiago Atitlán. Girls from Foto Kids will be the "official" photographers of the event. Come celebrate and support women and girls!
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This is a new web-based medical guide that "is intended to provide a comprehensive guide of medical resources available for those living around Lake Atitán who can pay for their own care." The web guide is sponsored by Mayan Medical Aid.
This will be a good adjunct to the Professional Recommendations List that is already on the Santa Cruz website:
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The price of the ticket to Festival Atitlán is simply the way for you to pay your part to produce this event. In 2012 Festival Atitlán cost Q72,812 to produce, and the ticket sales only produced Q62,000. The profit comes from the rest of the services (bar, food, etc) that are offered during the event. Regardless, we managed to donate Q18,000 to our projects. Remember, this is a NON CAPITALIST event. Your ticket is almost a gift. You can see the complete financial breakdown on the internet site: http://www.festivalatitlan.com/cuentas/accounts.html
Spanish: El precio de los boletos es simplemente tu forma de pagar tu parte en este evento. En 2012 El Festival Atitlán costo Q72,812 para producir, y las entradas por venta de boletos fueron Q62,000. Las ganancias vienen de los demas servicios (bar, comida, arte) que ofrecemos. De todas formas logramos donar Q18,000 a nuestros proyectos. Recuerde, este es un evento NO CAPITALISTA. Tu boleto es casi un regalo. Puede ver la informacion de contabilidad completa en la pagina de internet: http://www.festivalatitlan.com/cuentas/cuentas.html
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Aimee Hansen in San Marcos has put together a very nice Community Services Directory for the San Marcos Atitlán area. Even though she made this for San Marcos, there are lots of things there that would pertain to everyone around the lake. Check it out!
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Here is an interesting article about an American anthropologist who is fluent in Kaqchiquel Maya and who has been working in Sololá for the past 17 years. He has recently completed a project of a social sciences text, written in Kaqchiquel Maya, the focus of which is the history, customary law and local government structure. He was also became involved when the cemetery was unearthed during the excavation for the new Sololá mercado. Read the article here:
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