Around noon on Saturday, May 5 along Sandy Beach a colorful array of sails guided 14 catamarans into position for the annual Spring Fun Sailfest put on by Multihull Fleet 42 of Phoenix, the only open-class multihull sailing club in the Southwestern region. They also have a Laser Fleet, and in actuality welcome any other small monohull sailboats as well.
When it’s Mexico, there are many colorful festivities, large and small, throughout the year to keep our appreciation for this country impassioned. One such event takes place on May 3 of each year. It’s called Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross). It is two days after Mexico’s Labor Day and is celebrated mostly by the construction workers, mainly bricklayers.
As with any volunteer effort, or any effort for that matter, the effectiveness of reaching goals is directly related to the motivation of those who are willing to take massive, immediate action to get stuff done. Enter Mark and Barb Olszewski who moved to Rocky Point nearly two decades ago from Tempe, Arizona and who are known and appreciated by dozens of charitable organizations and thousands of local citizens—kids and parents alike.
Puerto Penasco Dreaming. Do you ever look up above the sea At the clouds in the sky floating so free Working with the sun as they go by To fling the rays of hope through the sky
Colors of Mexico This is a country of heart And it has been since the start
With bright colors everywhere you look Like crayons in a coloring book
Born and raised in the historic Arizona border town of Douglas, Tony Ballesteros began his interest in photography in Douglas High School while taking printing class and serving as the school printer of the weekly Douglas High newspaper. Not satisfied with the photos being taken for the paper, rather than complain, the determined young Tony found a Brownie and started taking the photos himself with amazing success that began his life-long love and career in photography. Since the first digital cameras, Tony has surged with the technology, now on his third Sony, the latest 24.3 megapixel SLR 650A that can fire 10 frames a second through a powerful telephoto zoom lens that makes most admirers astoundingly ask, “How’d he get that shot?”
15 Interesting Seabird Facts. The terms Seabirds, Shorebirds, and Waterbirds as definitions are quite ambiguous and used interchangeably depending on which resource from which one gathers information. Therefore, in this article we’ll use the term Seabird as the catchall word for the birds about which we supply these fun and interesting facts.
This Saturday will mark the 7th gathering of local arts, crafts and food vendors exhibiting their wares and products to the public of Puerto Peñasco. Since the first event on Saturday December 17, 2011, Mike McLaughlin’s original idea has proven a timely one for which the community was ready.
To truly appreciate this event is to understand that the word “Taste” in this moniker is used in its full nuance from the word “Sabor” in Spanish which refers to much more than just the taste of food. It idiomatically encompasses all that makes a place, a thing, or an atmosphere endemically and invitingly pleasing to ones senses, like its color, its culture, its art, its people, its music, its dance, as well as its traditional foods and drinks.
With this understanding, may you go forth and fully enjoy the cultural as well as the culinary flavors of colorful Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico at the 5th Annual “Taste of Peñasco”! It all starts at 11:00 A.M. and runs until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Plaza del Camarón (Shrimp Plaza) located on Benito Juarez across Fremont Street from City Hall.
There are hundreds of beautiful photographs submitted by amateurs and professionals alike and everyone (including those who’ve submitted photos for the contest) can vote on every photograph if you wish. What’s so cool is you’ll get one entry into our exclusive Voters Drawing for each vote you cast. And it’s all totally Free! The more photos you vote for, the more chances you’ll have to win the fabulous Voters Prize Package that includes $100 in Cash, Two Glorious Nights in a Sonoran Resort Luxury Beach Front Condominium and Two Tickets to the Peñasco Palooza 2012 Rock Concert taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend right here in Rocky Point!