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Potpourri Page—Short Shorts of All Sorts

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Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can’t address the many short subjects with proper attention in our blog. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page to appear on our blog site and in Jim’s monthly newsletter to cover those short subjects that deserve updates, follow-ups and reminders that keep you out of trouble, make you 46% smarter, and 11% more likely to lead the conversation in a social gathering. Read on…

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Special Event Caterer Jerry Cáñez Is Known for Quality and Service

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Jerry Cáñez was born with a passion for quality and service and knew his career was to be in the food and beverage business from an early age. Even though his love of the service industry came naturally, Jerry worked hard to earn his expertise in the culinary arts, restaurant management and organization, as well as the specialized fields of banquets and weddings. In fact, if you attended the Sonoran Resorts 3rd Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity on July 5th of this year, you’re already familiar with Jerry’s ability to put on a delicious buffet as he catered that affair…

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BooBar, One of Malecon’s Most Popular Hang Outs, Continues to Sizzle!

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With happy customers leaning out the large windows beckoning to ambulant visitors on the main street below, it’s hard, nearly impossible, not to find and climb the steep stairway leading to the contagious revelry permeating throughout the colorful décor of the BooBar. It’s small but never seems cramped, and the views from either side lead to the street action below on the Malecón or to the infinite beauty ever-abounding upon the Sea of Cortez…

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Rocky Point 360: More Than a Website. “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”

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Expertise abounds within the RockyPoint360 organization and, along with the passion of its founding family, plays a crucial role in paving the successful pathway they are taking. The RockyPoint360 family is very much that, a family. The founding team consists of two siblings, Architect Plinio Rivero Lavín, his brother, Graphics Designer Ariel González Lavín, along with Plinio’s wife of 15 years, Linguist and Writer Shandra (Sami) Keesecker-Rivero and Ariel’s longtime partner, Visual Artist and Writer Karla (MoKa) Hammeken…

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Classy Segunda—With a Little of This and a Little of That…

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As a child, did you ever have an aunt whose home you always loved to visit, not for a a big family thing, but because you could “explore” the timeless treasures that adorned every inch of space throughout her palace of furnishings, knick-knacks and paintings? Surprise would be the order of the day as you discovered new, really cool stuff during each visit. Elegant doilies decorated every flat surface, lamps abounded, all with colorful ruffles, tables bloomed with centerpieces announcing the current season, bedspreads bright with scenes that inevitably set your imagination into orbit and sent you running back shrieking, “Auntie, auntie!” followed by an eruption of exclamations about all that had captured your fascination.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself revisiting those same memories upon entering Donna Peckenpaugh’s Segunda This and That in Old Port…

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Old Fashion Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction at the Lighthouse to Benefit Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center in barrio San Rafael

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Every year about this time, Barb Olszewski, Sandra Spain and a cluster of loyal friends hold an event to raise funds to cover the high summer electric bills incurred by the important Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center as they continue their life skills classes for the determined adults of the impoverished San Rafael neighborhood…

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Bacanora Grill Stays True to the Taste of Sonoran Traditional Cuisine

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When good friends get together for a brainstorming session, something good usually results. With the objective of diversifying some of their investments, four local business leaders recently put their heads together, pooled their talents, expertise and resources to develop a unique dining experience in Puerto Peñasco. The four brains involved belong to Martín Martínez of Terranova Properties, which include two restaurants; Eddie Wharez of fine furniture and interior design fame; Carmen Martens of Sushi Sun Japanese Restaurant fame, and Jorge Bonillas, professor at Cetmar Center for Technological Studies of the Sea. The finished product is Bacanora Grill…

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Mermaids and Pirates of All Sizes Added to the Fun and Frolic at Shrimp Plaza!

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The first Saturday in April was a day of endless activities for all ages, and that includes the vendors who jumped right into the spirit of the day at this First Annual Pirates and Mermaids Extravaganza. The festive event was created by the organizers of Mermaid’s Market, Russ and Naomi Black along with some of their faithful exhibitors who have offered their arts, crafts, gifts, and clothes for the two years of Mermaids Markets held every first and third Saturday of the fall, winter and spring months.

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First Annual Puerto Peñasco 5k Color Run “Toma Color Puerto Peñasco 2014” Take Your Colors, Wear them Proud; Wear them laughing all the way!

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You’ve probably seen at least one API photo coverage of those recent rad rages called Color Runs (in Spanish it’s Toma Color) where hundreds of runners get doused in puffs of brightly colored, harmless, powder as they run or walk or dance their way through a 5k course to raise money for a charity or other altruistic cause. Popular in the U.S. for the last couple of years, they’ve now extended to most of the world including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and other countries.

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