This photo was shot by Duende Harrison of Panajachel on the 19th of December at around 4:45 p.m on Jucanya Beach at the end of Calle Cematario in Panajachel.
View the Photos of the Week archive at: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/photos.html
- 31 December, Welcome the New Year at the Isla Verde in the company of great food, music, drinks and people!!
Cost Q275 p/p
- 31 December, New Year's Eve curry dinner at the Iguana, 8 p.m. followed by campfire jam. All musicians welcome! And fireworks at midnight!
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Hospitalito Atitlán in Santiago is having a surgical jornada on 12 of January. Consultation is free; surgery is Q500. For more information call: 7721-7683 or 7721-7692.
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Francesca Wade informs us that a photography contest is being organized by several groups involved with Unidos por el Lago Atitlán. The theme is the conservation of the Lake Atitlán and "I am part of the solution."
The deadline to submit photographs is January 25, 2014.
"We hope to make an exhibition of photographs in February at the Casa Cakchiquel, Panajachel. And maybe, have a small conservation activity on the lake and the basin at the same time."
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share with those who may be interested in participating.
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Dear Friends of Casa Milagro!
Many loving greetings for the Holiday Season to you! I hope you had a lovely Christmas Celebration and also relaxing moments!
It was a lot for us to prepare all the events, but it is so beautiful to see the many shiny faces - making others happy and feeling good!
We like to invite you again this year to support us in our many activities! Especially the widow project needs more help, we would like to sponsor more seniors with monthly financial support. Already $35 a month are a great help for one person!
Well! Please contact us, we will be pleased to include you into our net of support for the Milagro Family!
ALL OUR LOVE AND BEST WISHES TO YOU ALSO FOR THE NEW YEAR 2014 !
From Thilda and all of Casa Milagro!
Thilda Zorn, CASA MILAGRO
phone 00502 - 45 71 00 53
photo ©Alex Morritt http://www.glimpsesofguatemala.com
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The Prensa Libre has reported that the minimum wage has been increased for 2014 by 5% from Q71.40 to Q74.97 per day. The increase is effective on January 1, 2014. This raise does not affect the Q250 bonificación.
The 2013 increase in consumer prices for Guatemala will be reported next month but so far the increase is reported at 4.63%. In order for your workers to retain the spending dollars that they make, their salary should be increased by at least this amount to keep in step with inflation. http://www.ine.gob.gt/np/
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Unidos por el Lago Atitlán has published the 2013 Scientific Report on the current state of the ecology of Lake Atitlán. It includes a report on the impact of sewage input along with recommendations for the export of sewage for the restoration of the lake basin. In Spanish.
The report is archived on the Santa Cruz website at:
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Fables & Other Mayan Tales of Atitlán, Richard Morgan Szybist, has just been placed live on Amazon as a Kindle Book - and in the KDP Select Program, for those who happen to be members of this program. The Kindle version is updated with a summary of developments on the use of the book as a teaching resource and with photos of Lake Atitlán.
Richard's other book, Natural Healing: A Journey to the Mayan World of Atitlán, is also now available on Kindle.
See all of Richard's books and formats on his Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Richard+Morgan+Szybist
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Did you know that the open burning of plastics and rubber is dangerous to your health as well as the health of your workers and neighbors? Even barrels or other types of enclosed structures do not reach temperatures high enough to destroy many of the dangerous chemicals that are created when plastic burns. The released smoke contains toxic fallout of PVC which contains carbon monoxide, dioxins (very bad stuff!) and furans. These toxins are released into the air when burned then breathed by people and animals. Studies have linked dioxins and furans to cancer and respiratory disease. In addition, the remaining ash is potentially dangerous and not appropriate to spread on the soil.
For several years now the residents of my neighborhood of Paxanax have agreed to ban the burning of plastics. Perhaps we can even persuade our munis to ban plastics in their burning landfills for the health of all. Plastics of all types can be recycled at the Centro de Acopio on Calle de la Navidad. Thank you.
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Please don't forget to refer your friends and family to our Rentals page. We have some new listings, and revised listings.
Also, please note that there have been some new entries on our For Sale/Free/Wanted Bulletin Board. Check it out: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/for-sale.html
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