This week's Photo of the Week was photographed by Lawrence Murphy. This dusk-time photo was shot from the Casa del Mundo.
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- 11 April, 5-7 p.m., Pizza y Cerveza, Cafe Sabor Cruceño CECAP, Santa Cruz la Laguna (see details below)
Don't forget to check out the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar for regular weekly and last minute events. http://ev-cal.com/fb/106177
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Cafe Sabor Cruceño at CECAP is hosting the first, of what we hope is many, Pizza and Cerveza nights!
A vegetarian goat's cheese with sun-dried tomato pizza and a chorizo pizza will be offered as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Desserts will be available as well.
Come on out and support Cafe Sabor Cruceño!
OR place an advance order to have your pizza delivered!
Call: Juan Carlos Mendoza at 5739-9001
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Rae Ishee, a co-founder of YogAntigua, will be presenting a yoga retreat at the Villa Sumaya during Easter. She has opened the scheduled yoga classes to our community; if you have ever participated in a class with Rae you know how special this opportunity is. Rae has been teaching yoga classes in Antigua for the last 11 years. She has also provided yoga instruction in Guatemala for groups of young people, teenagers in hospice care, and women in prison. She has led numerous yoga-meditation retreats and often teaches yoga during meditation retreats of other teachers. This Easter season retreat will offer daily yoga classes, incorporating vinyasa flow and yin yoga. The classes will be suitable for all levels.
5 classes are Q300 - prepaid only; no drop ins available. The classes will be from 9 am to 10:30 am starting Mon. April 14th through Saturday, April 19th; there may be one day in there where the class is a little earlier - to be announced.
To register or for more information contact Prema Easter: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Iguana Perdida conducted a Lake cleanup on Saturday and this is the results! Way to go Deedle and Dave and all of the divers at La Iguana!
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Festival Atitlan has released the accounting of the 2014 Festival on their website: http://www.festivalatitlan.com/cuentas/accounts.html
This is what Roberto Luz has to say:
"The amount of entrance tickets sold didn't even pay for the event, and we were lucky that the bar produced enough cash to pay the bills and even have a little bit left over to donate to ADISA...
We need to find a different way to produce the event if we want to continue having the Festival Atitlan. How it is depends on too much work for too few people, and it's just not possible for those few to keep producing this class of event... Any Ideas????"
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The Round House Writing Circle is looking for a couple more members. They meet every Thursday morning from 9:30 - 12 at Jeanne's house in Santa Cruz. It's a delightful, non-judgmental experience that nourishes our creative spirits, exposes the magic of our diverse voices and brings us closer together. And it's FANTASTIC!
We follow the guidelines of the Amherst Writers and Artists (see Pat Schneider's book - Writing Alone and With Others) which specifically means:
- in the spirit of nurturing the creative spark, we don't criticize or edit each other's work
- we treat everything as fiction
- everything that is shared in the group is strictly confidential and never leaves our circle
If you're curious but uncertain, nervous, etc, think a bit about these inspirational words:
No one has seen the night sky from exactly your trajectory. No one has loved exactly the people and places you have loved. Who will write that part of the earth's story if you do not? ---- Pat Schneider
(Sorry, but because of several other commitments amongst our members, we cannot change the day we meet.)
If you're interested please connect with Jeanne Mendez, John Berry or Alex Morritt for more information.
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Finally! This week is slated to begin work on totally rebuilding the Paxanax dock. Yes, it has been pretty wonky these past few months, but Wednesday the work will begin. It is anticipated that it will take 3 days to complete and is being funded by the residents of Paxanax. Meanwhile, please use the dock at the Villa Sumaya to come and go.
There was a article this week in the Prensa Libre about the deteriorating conditions of many of the docks around the Lake. They are attributing it to the rising water and rough waves. No big surprise there. We also attribute it to the lanchas banging into the dock when they come in. I guess that could be the rough waves….. The article also indicates that the lancheros are particularly concerned for the safety of their passengers. Someone recently told us that a lanchero didn’t want to let someone off at Paxanax because the dock was so bad. All lancheros, the Naval Base, and AMSCLAE will meet on Monday, April 7 to find a solution to the problem. Here is a link to the article in the Prensa:
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This is a cool video by Guatemala photographer Francisco Sandoval created from images that were captured by drones.
The video "Visit Guatemala" takes you on a airborne tour of the country that includes Antigua, Rio Dulce, Tikal, Volcano Pacaya, Lake Atitlan, and other locations.
Apparently Sandoval plans to update his video every 2-3 weeks with new images from around Guatemala. To view the video, go to:
Above image by Francisco Sandoval is of one of the drones of his business, SkyCam Guatemala. This is the view from the zone 14 that includes Acatenango, Fuego, Pacaya and Agua volcanoes. (Photo: Francisco Sandoval)
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