This week's Photo of the Week was taken on 28 September by Steve and Kat at La Fortuna at Atitlán in Patzisotz as they gaze toward Santa Cruz. Such an ethereal sky!
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- 30 October, 7 p.m., Sonidos de Mi Tierra, Casa Cakchiquel, Calle 14 de Febrero, Panajachel (see details below)
- 1 November, 7 p.m., Impromptu Scribe Book Launch and Reading, Panajachel Center, Panajachel (see below for details)
- 1 November, Festival de Sumpango (Giant Kite Festival), Sumpango
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Check out regular event listings on the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar,
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Well, it has been 2 months since the last Cruz News Blog and I apologize for the lapse in service. First we went back to the States for a couple of weeks and I don't know about you, but it can be a whirlwind of activities going back. After we returned I started to feel ill and after several weeks knew I needed to have my gallbladder removed. Not much fun, but I am back and so is the Cruz News Blog.
I also apologize for the length of this post. It is longer than I usually like to do, but there is lots of stuff happening.
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7 p.m., Casa Cakchiquel, Calle 14 Febrero Panajachel, Entrada Gratuita
Join us for a special FREE concert by Sonidos De Mi Tierra, a Panajachel Fusion Marimba band. We are a group of musicians with a lot of energy and like to play the marimba which is the national instrument of our country, but since most of us are young people we have made fusion with different instruments.
This concert is part of The Cultural Bridge Project. The Cultural Bridge Project's mission is to connect musicians and artisans with local guides among indigenous communities, offering a space for relationship-building, intercultural communication and inspired creation.
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Paxanax poet, writer, photographer Alex Morritt has released his third book, Impromptu Scribe. Alex's previous books were poems and photographs. This third volume is his début collection of fictional short stories.
Alex describes his work as that of a "cultural observer, celebrating what is unique and extraordinary within the everyday lives and ordinary occurrences that people of a particular country or region experience on a daily basis."
Impromptu Scribe is being initially offered as a Kindle edition on Amazon.com and is being discounted at an 'early bird' rate for delivery on November 1st. Please note that you do not specifically need to own a Kindle device to be able to access the book, as any device with the free Kindle app with suffice.
'Words in the Wind', a sample short story from 'Impromptu Scribe', will also feature in the November edition of Revue Magazine - http://www.revuemag.com
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We invite you to celebrate 'Day of the Dead' (Dia de los Muertos) with a cultural evening of poetry & storytelling, to coincide with the official launch of 'Impromptu Scribe' - my new short story collection, now available to pre-order at the 'early bird' rate for delivery on November 1st. from all Amazon worldwide sites including http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJRFYHE
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 1st. (5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Happy Hour @ The Panajachel Centre)
WHERE: The Panajachel Centre (Above Sarita Helados. Opposite BAM)
WHAT: Narrated excerpts from the new book / Q&A session with the author
In order to assist with The Panajachel Centre's seating, beverage & catering requirements, please RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday 28th October, confirming whether you wish to attend the event.
We look forward to welcoming you all soon. Many thanks in advance for your encouragement and support.
Alex & Patricia & The Panajachel Centre Team
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So now maybe some of you are asking, "what is the Panajachel Center????" The Panajachel Center is a new venue in Pana and is Lake Atitlan's only community-focused center offering cultural events, spa services, activities for young and old alike, and educational workshops, as well as food and drinks.
Centrally located and beautifully conceived – The Panajachel Center is the only venue offering a unique mix of food, culture, wellness, and community. Come to eat, come to learn, come to relax, come to meet people. Located at the junction of Calle Principal and Santander above Sarita Helados and opposite BAM. Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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If you plan to attend the Festival de Sumpango - the giant kite festival - this coming Saturday in Sumpango, don't forget that you can donate money to the barrileteros by going to the information booth. Their are over 600 people involved in the months of creating these amazing kites and they donate their own money toward the construction. They receive no financial support from Inguat or most of the tourist agencies that bus people in for the tours.
Photo by Cynthia Davis
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An introductory course to biodynamics is being offered at the Escuela Caracol in San Marcos la Laguna on November 7 & 8. Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-econlogical app[roach to agriculture, food production and nutrition. The course will cover
- Scientific and philosophical foundations of BDA
- The rhythms of nature and the cosmos
- Soil revitalization
- Composting and biodynamic preparations
- Medicine for men and animals
- Artistic activities and field practice
The course is being taught by Ferdinand Vondruska, a trained Waldorf teacher with 20 years experience and who has been involved in he Biodynamic Society of British Columbia since it's inception. For more information: 5883-1609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Club Cultural Atitlán is proud to present its first community free event on Saturday, 22 November, 2-6 p.m. The concert will take place on the Plaza Principal in front of the municipal building in Santiago Atitlán.
Playing will be Sol Andino from Tecpan and Ishto Jueves as well as others.
Club Cultural Atitlan is a group of culturally-minded citizens of the Lake Atitlan community looking to bring free public cultural events to all of the people of the Lake Atitlan area. The is a project spear-headed by Festival Atitlan guru, Roberto Luz. Club Cultural is looking for more committed donors. Please join us!
For more information, contact Roberto: email@example.com
FaceBook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441553296120765/
Bring your un-needed tools, furniture, clothes, electronic equipment, organically grown produce, and annoying neighbor's livestock. Five tables are available, otherwise you can set up out of your tail gate or whatever, man.
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Family of five is moving to the lake for six months (January 2015 through end of June). Looking to rent a boat suitable for driving from Santa Cruz to Panajachel. Wishing to avoid maintenance and ownership headaches and willing to pay monthly. If you have a boat to rent that would be suitable, please contact Rory Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Servicios Oftalmológicos Múltiples is based in Guatemala City at 8a calle 5-64 Zona 22 Colonia El Progreso, but they also have clinics in several universities throughout Guatemala. At the Sololá branch the hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon thru Fri. Patients are taken first-come-first-served walk-in service. Appointments are only made for surgery. The cost for a visit is Q30. The report is that they offer top-notch care at an affordable price.
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There is a new website out for the Lake Atitlan area, News Lake Atitlan - http://newslakeatitlan.com/
From their Facebook Page:
About: The lake's only source for weekly news.
News Lake Atitlan was established for one purpose: to provide quality content for those with a vested interest in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Because the Internet lacks a great deal of information about Lake Atitlan, this site was established as the lake's only source of weekly news.
Established in 2014 by J. Schmitt, the site is an answer to locals, visitors, expats, and tourists alike who simply need a good news source about this hidden gem high in the hills of Guatemala. News Lake Atitlan seeks to offer a portal to information regarding el lago - what's going on, what's for sale, where to eat, how to travel and, heck, even the ins and outs of being an expat. In the coming months, you will find in these pages information all of this and more. Wondering where the cheapest Gringo dinner can be found? Check out our Food section. Looking for a good Spanish tutor? Head over to Classifieds. Want to wind down after a busy week? Take a minute to peruse Health & Wellness. You've got the time - you're at el lago.
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AMSCLAE's August 2014 bulletin indicates that 55% of the construction of the Santa Cruz Waste Treatment Plant in Pampatín has been completed.
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Well, obviously, the Rainfall Report has gotten a bit screwed up due to my absence. The Rainfall in Paxanax for the last 2 weeks has been 5.5 inches or 13.97 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. ***