This week's Photo of the Week was taken by LauraBelle Burgess of Jaibalito on August 20, 2014. The sunrise photos almost looks like San Pedro is puffing out a beautiful pink, mauve cloud!
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No special events this week. Guess it is the slow season....
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Check out regular event listings on the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar,
The National Geographic documentary on Samabaj, the underwater village of Lake Atitlan, will be aired in Guatemala on the National Geographic Channel on these dates and times:
September 24, 9:30 pm.
September 25, 8:00 pm.
September 29, 7:00 pm.
October 3, 8:00 pm.
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The Simposio del Lago de Atitlán is scheduled for September 11-12.
Program details and schedule with presenters and topics have been released.http://amsclae.gob.gt/simposio/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/programadetallado.pdf
If anyone plans to attend and would be willing to give a report, please let me know as I will be out of town.
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In honor of World Rabies Day, 28 September Ayuda Para la Salud de Peros y Gatos is sponsoring special vaccination clinics throughout the month. Dogs and cats will be offered rabies vaccines for free and combos for free or low-cost, depending upon qualification. Ayuda needs to raise $2000 to purchase a variety of combo vaccines for the campaign: dog combos with Lepto; dog combos without Lepto; Parvo only; cat combos; and cat FLVs. Please help us reach our goal no later than 10 September. These diseases plague the Lake Atitlán region where the majority of the population still lives under the international poverty line. This is a life-saving campaign for animals and humans!
Help Ayuda provide a minimum of 600 life-saving vaccinations during the month of September! Donations of any size help the cause. Go to GOFUNDME: http://www.gofundme.com/d9ybe0
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There is a new Public Group on Facebook where anyone on Lake Atitlán can ask for free advice on anything computer or electronics related including repair advice and how to tips and also ask for and share advice on good computer products, software, decent websites etc. The group is run by Steve and he says he is available to all 24/7. I did a quick perusal of the page and see that he covers both PC and Apple products including iPads, iPhones, etc. Looking for help with Windows 8? (I know you are!) Lots of stuff on good websites too. Take a look.
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Bamboo is a difficult item to find here at the Lake and now Charlie Rendall is selling it in addition to offering courses on how to build with it.
Fresh treated construction-grade bamboos and bamboo products for sale - next delivery from the coast this Wednesday (to anywhere between San Pedro and Tzununá. (For Santa Cruz, Pana and Santiago you'll need to order enough to fill a truck = approximately 110 posts).
- Guadua and Asper posts average 14cm diameter and 11m long, or subdivisions thereof, estimate Q13 per meter inc. delivery.
- Verticilata posts average 9cm diameter and 9m long, or subdivisions thereof, estimate Q12 per meter inc. delivery.
- Bambusito poles average 3.6cm diameter and 5m long (often more), Q18 per pole inc. delivery.
- Custom woven bamboo panels Q60 per square meter from 1.5mx1.5m up to 6mx6m sizes
- Bamboo seedlings, various varieties Q25 per seedling.
Prices may increase slightly for further-flung locations. Please note delivery is often delayed due to weather, demos etc. All bamboo is pressure treated with borax and boric acid and comes from sustainably farmed plantations in Retalhuleu.
Contact Charlie Rendall: 4631-1635.
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Rainfall in Paxanax for the week of August 17-23: 0 inches or 0 cm.
No this isn't a mistake. There was no measurable rainfall this week.
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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