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14th Annual Rocky Point Bike Rally Dates: Thursday November 6 through Sunday November 9, 2014!

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Arguably one of the most successful motorcycle rallies south of the border, the Rocky Point Rally attracts thousands of peaceful, fun-loving two-wheel enthusiasts from throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada who grace our streets and jump start our tourist season each November since 2001.

Since the dates this year are so close to the first of the month, we thought a preview in the October newsletter would be in order to help those planning to come down for the biggest party of the year in our little slice of paradise by the sea…

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If You’re an Arizona Resident, You Can Donate to Amores de Peñasco Without Costing You Anything!

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Kathleen Duncan, aka Tia Katy, at the DIF Amores de Peñasco children’s crisis shelter here in Puerto Peñasco and whose marvelous volunteer work we’ve written about on numerous occasions (click TiaKaty for the latest one) has come up with another creative way to make donations to support these abandoned and abused kids, and this one doesn’t cost Arizona residents anything!

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The Ladies of San Peregrino: Manifestation Of A Dream, With a Little Help From Their Friends

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Good hearted patience, unwavering determination, focused persistence, equally good hearted friends (and at least one well-DSC00096 connected relative)—this is a formula for achieving the grandest of dreams. And after eight arduous years of pioneering pathways and never, ever giving up, this small group of powerfully unrelenting ladies recently cut the ribbon to the…

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StarShine Academy—History Making Innovations in K-12 Education

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Late in the afternoon of Tuesday the 12th of August 2014 it was a combination of all the above that permeated through the Los Volcanes convention and meeting facility on the 2nd floor of the Sonoran Sky beach front Condominium Resort in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. To a group of 34 K through 12 education leaders of this quaint seaside village the anticipation was positively contagious as they assembled to learn as much as possible about the breakthrough StarShine Academy educational system that has received worldwide acclaim since it was introduced to the world over 12 years ago…

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Beach Bum in Malecón Trending as a Favorite Eatery and All Around Party Hut

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When Jon Sharp, a computer network engineer, and his wife, Mary, a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix came down for the 2013 Super Bowl, they returned with a special momento of our little slice of paradise by the sea. While most visitors are satisfied with silver, serapes or straw hats, Jon and Mary came back with the ownership papers to a fully operational restaurant and bar business! And not just any restaurant and bar, mind you. This was the iconic two-story thatched roof establishment known at the time as Mexico Beach Bum, which had spent time under the name of Wrecked at the Reef and before that it was the La Palapa…

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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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Peñasco Expats Hold Diaper Drive for Amores de Peñasco Children’s Shelter Again This Year

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Last year’s successful diaper and wipes drive, affectionately labeled as the Tea Party and held at Giuseppi’s Espresso Cafe on Fremont Boulevard in June netted 5896 diapers and 5488 wipes, nearly a year’s supply for the children of the Amores de Peñasco shelter—quite a feat for a first year effort. It was also a testament to the breadth of kindness by the foreign residents and loyal visitors of our little slice of paradise by the sea…

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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 and 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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