La Ventura Latest

The Ed and I found ourselves in La Ventura the other day, and during the course of our chat Rafa told us they are going to have a Bolero evening every Saturday, from 21.00. Sounds like a very relaxing and enjoyable evening out to me.

The Language Tree

Have you had Spanish lessons yet? Have you tried to learn, but just felt it was all too difficult? Well, you obviously have given the lovely people at The Language Tree in Almuñécar a go!

Los Laureles News

Many of us have enjoyed Marks ‘walk through’ the continents menus. So I asked him, as we have now been around the world, would that be the end of our Friday treats at Los Laureles.

Judith Reason Exhibition!

Let May be the month of art! Another not to miss exhibition opening on the 9th will be the fabulous Judith Reason, showcasing a selection of her paintings and sculptures in Carmar gallery in Almuñécar.

Art in the Square

Having a coffee in the main square is just about to get a little bit more colourful. From May the 2nd to the 31st resident artist, Gina Brown, will be displaying some of her abstract landscape paintings in Bar El Meson.

Look It’s Music Update

With all the doom and gloom and talk of recession, it’s great to have a real ‘feel good’ story, and Look It’s Music has the ‘feel good’ factor in spades!
In a relatively short time, with masses of enthusiasm, dedication and hard work, Russell, Vicente and the team have created not just a school of music, but a local phenomena, without which the area would be a great deal poorer, both culturally and socially.

A Very Nice Man

I always enjoy my short visits to see José Luis Sánchez Parejo, a local lawyer in La Herradura. This softly spoken, affable young man chats with me about mundane things really, like the weather, fiestas and families.

Weight Watchers News

Here is a quick message from the very nice Nicola, who runs Weight Watchers in our area. If you’re thinking about losing weight, then I cannot think of a nicer person to rely on for the support and advice needed when you decide to change your life.

Pavement peril

Council workmen appeared outside the Bar Bikini, which is near Dave & Lauras’ Spar shop, and proceeded to dig up the pavement and in doing so, cutting off access to the bar! The licensee requested that they only dug up half of the pavement to allow at least some access to the bar.

Pending insolvency averted

Going back to the Mayor’s announcement of pending insolvency last month, on the 7th of April he announced that the situation had been averted and that the salaries were now guaranteed. The 16 days of suspense were over.

The PP’s rebellion…

The PP’s rebellion against the Mayor; i.e., their call for a vote of no confidence, has not come cheap, because the Mayor has withdrawn the salaries of two PP secretaries in the party’s town-hall-based offices. It was the Mayor himself that called the two women to inform them that their services were no longer required.

The referendum

Moving on to the referendum – which is another point covered in the interview – the Mayor says that the total cost of the campaign for the municipal coffers was 79,659 euros, which, he points out, works out at just over two euros a head for the Almuñequeros and La Herradureños.

New Face

The Wind of Change blows through our beloved, yet rather ill fated, Salotril section once again this month. Supermum and regular contributor Vanessa has been snatched from her Salotril post to focus on rather more important, behind-the-scenes, Gazette work, and left me here to deliver you your monthly news fix. But don’t despair (because that would make two of us) it is far from the end of life as we know it.

Market Break-In

Market vendors of Salobreña received one hell of a shock when they turned up for business on the 24th of April to find that robbers had wrought havoc during the night, devastating their stalls and throwing their goods all over the place.