This week's Photo of the Week is of a canicula sunset by Jeanne Mendez taken on July 8. Sunsets like this is why we love it here!
If you have any photos you would like to submit for Photo of the Week, please let me know through the Contact Form. Photos of the Week can be anything related to the Lake Atitlán area.
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- 21-23 July, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; IMAP Water Purification and Carbon Furnace Workshop, San Lucas Toliman
Check out other event listings on the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar,
Cafe Sabor Cruceño will be closed on Monday, July 21 due to a large group that will be in the restaurant. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will schedule your visit for another day! Thanks.
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Roberto Luz of Festival Atitlán fame has a new concept for bringing free public cultural events to Lake Atitlán.....
"I am trying to organize a nonprofit crowd funded project to bring diverse free public cultural events to the lake area. The plan is to organize the “Atitlán Kulture Klub." While organizing the festival each year I have noticed that there are LOTS of interesting things going on around the country… music of all kinds, dance troupes (modern and traditional), theatre groups, comedians and puppet masters, etc. Most of these great artists would jump at the chance to come to the lake to do a presentation, and most of them would charge a pretty reasonable rate to be part of a project like this.
What I propose (to start) is to put on one public event each month, moving from village to village around the lake.Most of the artists from the city and beyond that I have talked to would charge approx. Q3500 to come and perform plus a place to stay. If you included another Q750 for a smaller local group (or a comedian, acrobat, dancer,etc.), about Q3000 to rent a system and hire technicians, and another Q500 for hotels and food, you could put on a MARVELOUS show. That’s less than $1000.
So: If we could get only 100 people to pledge $10 a month for a year, we could do it. Simple as that. If we had 200 people we could do it in two towns each month. If we had some generous backing from our better off friends, we could set up monthly shows in each of the villages.
So now what?
I am starting it all off by starting a Facebook page, whose members are people who are willing to commit to donating $120 a year to this cause. Since we shouldn’t limit the financial end of things, if you can’t afford $10, but can afford $5 a month, you are welcome too. Remember, the idea is to bring free cultural events to the lake. The more funding we have, the more culture we can bring.
So, join the group Club Cultural Atitlán and send your friends an invitation too! Once we have funding we will start putting on the events."
If you are not on Facebook but would like to contribute to the Club Cultural Atitlán, contact Roberto at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you are flying to the U.S. or through the U.S. to another destination be aware that if you are carrying any cell phones or other electronic devices, the batteries must be charged.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration now requires that cell phones and "select" electronic devices be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.
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About a month ago I created a poll asking whether people would use a Community Forum. Because there was very insufficient response to this poll, I won't be creating any community forums. If any of you are on Facebook, each community has it's own forum (check this website's Links page under Community: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/links.html
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Rainfall in Paxanax for the week of July 13 - 19: .35 inches or 0.889 cm.
Click this link to view the Rainfall Report on Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b6pM1oRFAZl-UdQzrF7a4XzKMDCb8V36it5Fcj4859I/edit?usp=sharing
*** The Mayan glyph Kawoq symbolizes rain, lightning and thunder, water and air. It also represents the collective consciousness. ***
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