This week's Photo of the Week is "Oswaldo y Oso," by Tilda Zorn. Tilda works with Oswaldo and his mother among others in her program, Casa Milagro: http://casamilagro.wordpress.com
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.
View the Photos of the Week archive at: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/photos.html
No special events schedules for this week but check out other event listings on the Lake Atitlán Events Calendar,
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A few weeks ago I wrote about Roberto Luz' concept of a Club Cultural Atitlán to produce free music and other cultural events for the Atitlán community. (see: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/blog/photo-of-the-week-this-week-cafe-sabor-cruceno-club-cultural-atitlan-charge-those-batteries-follow-up-on-poll-weekly-rainfall-report?)
Roberto has gotten enough verbal commitment that he is now set to actually begin collecting funds. This is a really innovative idea for the community and I hope people will support it. Financial contributors of Club Cultural Atitlán will receive a membership card and button and, hopefully in the future, a Club Culture magazine.
For more information, contact Roberto: email@example.com
FaceBook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441553296120765/
I am very sorry to report that Santa Cruz taxi driver Bartolo Ajcalon was killed early Sunday morning when the little green taxi car that he drove daily between the Santa Cruz muelle and the village went over the edge of the road. Bartolo, aged 20 years or so, was the brother of boat captain Ramos Ajcalon and leaves a wife and young son. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Photo by Denver Hopkins.
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I am very please to be able to award another Community Service Award! This one goes to Åge Randmael and Helle Sandvik of Santa Cruz la Laguna. Åag and Helle have had the lakeside path along their property substantially improved. Thanks Åge and Helle!
Meanwhile, Mona Naimark continues to make improvements to the lakeside path near her property! Mona was awarded a Community Service Award a few months ago: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/blog/photo-of-the-week-this-week-community-service-award-cecap-courses-disaster-procedures-song-for-paxanax-more-tripadvisorr-live-streaming-planet-earth-ufo-or-uaf-poll-lake-level-weekly-rainfall-report?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SantaCruzLaLagunaGuatemala-Blog+%28Cruz+News+Blog%29
After her return from her brief trip to the U.S., Mona has continued to improve the path beyond just that which fronts her property. Many thanks, Mona!
If you know of someone who is deserving of a Community Service Award, please let me know through the Contact Form.
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Last week's mention of a new rental in the area spurred the reporting of several others! See the full list here:
Jailbalito House Rental. SPECTACULAR LAKE VIEWS from Two Story, 2 Bedroom Home with Enclosed Garden, 2 large bedrooms en suite with lake/volcano views. My house is in an enclosed garden lush with flowers some fruit trees and a vegetable garden. The 2 story house has 2 large ensuite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, downstairs sitting area, upstairs lounge area with TV, Video and sound system. Wifi is available in the house. There is a separate laundry area which also houses the filtering/UV system for the water. Gas heater for water for all bathrooms and kitchen. All utensils, glasses, cooking pans, microwave, blender, mixer, refrigerator with freezer on top. Plenty of towels of all sizes. $85/night; $550/week; $2,000/month; 3 night minimum. firstname.lastname@example.org
Atitlan Sunset Lodge, Santa Cruz. Various apartments fully equipped from which to choose. From studio with full kitchen, full bathroom, private terrace, to apartment with king bed, kitchen with breakfast counter and private terrace. Next to Laguna Lodge, on the water, kayak and lounging pier. Contact us for pricing email@example.com and visit www.atitlansunsetlodge.com
Casa Vista, Santa Cruz. 2 bedroom house with stunning views of 5 volcanos, just above hotel Isla Verde, all equipped, safe, washing machine, free internet, all fenced, ideal for long term person who want to discover the lake.. more info at firstname.lastname@example.org , call Aaron at 51042485 and http://rentalsatitlan.com/Santa-Cruz-La-Laguna-Lake-Atitlan-Rentals/2-bedrooms-big-vista
Casa Finnigan, Central Santa Cruz, 2 bedrooms house, in big garden all fenced with free internet, 200 mts from main pier, very quiet , great views. more info at email@example.com, call Aaron at 51042485 and http://rentalsatitlan.com/Santa-Cruz-La-Laguna-Lake-Atitlan-Rentals/1-bedroom-garden-view
Casa Amate. Close to the shore, with its own pier, great architect house on the hillside with beautiful views. On 3 floors 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, internet, washing machine, walking distance to restaurants.more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Aaron at 5104 2485 and http://rentalsatitlan.com/Santa-Cruz-La-Laguna-Lake-Atitlan-Rentals/2-bedrooms-spectacular-views
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And we have a few new properties for sale. Also listed on the Santa Cruz Rentals/Property for Sale web page:
Paxanx Waterfront lot, around 1,000 m2, great views, next to Paxanax pier, last lot in the bay .. more info at email@example.com, call Armand 54936161 - or check http://realestateatitlan.com/santa-cruz-la-laguna-lake-atitlan-real-estate/Land-waterfront-great-views
Santa Cruz La Laguna, above Isla Verde, all fenced property ready to build, with electricity, water, all landscape, 750 m2, OCRET, $45,000 great deal, more info at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Armand 54936161 - or check http://realestateatitlan.com/Lake-Atitlan-land-for-sale
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For a project at CECAP we are collecting used plastic bags including plastic bags that food products are packaged in of any size, shape or color. Preferably colorful ones and not just black. They can be ripped or torn, with or without writing, but need to be clean. I need these by the 14th. This will be a great way to recycle and upcycle those bags that we inevitably get even though we don't want them. Please call me or message me and I will arrange to pick them up. This is the first try at this and if it works, we will be asking for more so don't throw them away just yet! Thanks! Cynthia
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A few weeks ago several thefts by the same person were reported in Jaibalito. I was told by those affected that the items have since been returned to their rightful owners.
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We may be moving out of the canicula! Rainfall in Paxanax for the week of August 3 - 9: .6inches or 1.524 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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