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Only Five Weeks Until 3rd Annual Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night for Charity!

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Everyone, especially our leader, Jim Ringquist, is working diligently to organize the greatest night ever for all our supporters who participate in helping us raise money for Puerto Peñasco Charity, DIF, the 37 year old Municipal Family Assistant Fund that helps children, families and individuals with everything from medical services to rehabilitation to food boxes, student breakfasts and so much more…

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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 to keep you out of trouble, make you 46% smarter, and 11% more likely to lead the conversation in a social gathering. June is definitely one of those Potpourri Page months. Read on…

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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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Chef Luca Opens New Dolce Vita Restaurant and Bakery

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It’s not quite the third anniversary of his first successful endeavor as owner and chef of the fine Italian restaurant, Pane e Vino, and Chef Luca Appendino has opened a second establishment, Dolce Vita Restaurant and Bakery, that serves lunch and dinner and is designed for the downtown office crowd as well as his strong following of American visitors and residents. The restaurant operates side by side with the Bakery chock full of will power crushing sweet Italian delicacies…

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Roger Clyne and the Peacemaker’s Circus Mexicus Final Lineup—It Just Gets Better

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It’s a highly anticipated tradition that Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers come to town the first weekend in June with thousands of their loyal fans (last year fans came from 32 states and 7 countries) and rock our little slice of paradise by the sea into a musical frenzy. It’s called Circus Mexicus, a rock and roll festival that is four days and nights of non-stop partying, beach soccer, golf, hot dogs and, did we mention Rock and Roll?

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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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Day of the Holy Cross Among the Best of Many May Mexican Traditional Celebrations

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The largest, longest running (16 consecutive years)—and, arguably, the most fun—Día de la Santa Cruz celebration here in Puerto Peñasco is the one held on the next street north behind the Fifth Avenue shops, also known as the Cholla Mall shops, and other endearing names, called Barrio or Colonia Obrera. Their festivity attracts 300 to 500 attendees each of the two nights from all over the city because it’s so popular…

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2014 Rubber Ducky Race on the Sea of Cortez June 8th to Raise Money for Two Worthy Causes

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This year, the Duckies will be racing on Sunday June the 8th, purposely timed for the same weekend of Roger Clyne’s Circus Mexicus Concert so more folks can have a chance to purchase Duckies for the race. Remember that 100% of all the funds collected for Rubber Ducky entries will go toward this year’s goals, which are divided between: 1.) To provide emergency back-up funds for transportation to out of town doctor’s appointments for people in need, and 2.) To provide travel expenses for the kids who qualify for the Paralympics this year.

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