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2nd Puerto Peñasco TomaColor 2015 Promises to Surpass Near Perfect 2014 With More Entries, More Prizes, Choice of 5 km or 10 km Runs.

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Known as a Color Run in English and called Toma Color in Spanish, it’s the fastest growing race event in history. A 5km run where participants jog through 4 to 6 stations manned by a handful of staff who douse them with brightly colored, harmless powder throughout the course. Arrival at theDSC_0105 finish line, each participant showered in a rainbow of colors, can’t help but turn into a party you have to see to believe…

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StarShine Academy Principles Making a Difference in Peñasco Schools

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Since its inception in 2002, StarShine has believed that a holistic approach to education is the best way to teach a child and ultimately improve the world. StarShine principles are based on the belief that nobody knows everything; that a person only knows what he knows, and therefore, every teacher is a student and every student is a teacher. The 15 Guiding Principles (which, because of their critical importance, are reproduced below in their entirety) are the philosophical fountain from which the StarShine Academy curriculum is designed and is credited with earning so many international scholastic, educational and peace-oriented awards…

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A Non-Profit Piñata Factory in Puerto Peñasco!

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The Piñata has a deep historic meaning and actually dates back over 700 years to Asia-where they invented paper—when Marco Polo discovered them being used for celebrations with bright colors and elaborate decorations.

By the time they arrived in Spain, the Catholics had figured out how to use the design and the game of bursting the Piñata as a method of religious conversion. Piñatas were made with seven pointed, brightly colored cones around a clay center representing the seven deadly sins…

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Part X: Economic Impact of Home Port on Puerto Peñasco

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We all know what an increase of 3,500 visitors arriving pretty much all at once upon our little pueblo can make to our economy (that’s about how many passengers an average small cruise ship carries). The annual bike rally brings those kinds of tourists to town; Roger Clyne’s fans hit that mark during his Circus Meximus; Spring Break is yet another period that brings young visitors to town in large numbers…

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Whale Watching Off the Beaches of Puerto Peñasco!

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Approximately 80 species of whales roam the world’s oceans and seas, and about one third of them spend time in the nourishing warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, either as permanent residents like the fin and sperm whales. A good many of the rest of the species at least drop by the southern entrance to the middle of the Sea during their migration in search of mates and to enjoy the variety of foods that live here…

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Following the Tide with Chuck and Karen Aldridge

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Since the age of five, Karen Aldridge has lived near beaches; around San Francisco and Anaheim, visiting other beach destinations like San Diego, Tijuana, Ensenada and Estero Beach with her family, and later as an adult with Chuck, her husband of more than 30 years.

From their very first date in April of 1980 this friendly, easy going couple have been in love and…

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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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Legends of Beach Volleyball and Tri-Ball Tournaments at Sonoran Sea Resort Beach October 25 & 26

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In addition to traditional beach volleyball, we can always count on something unique from an Outta Town Productions event, and this year Luis brings us Tri-Ball, the newest and most challenging twist on volleyball to come about in decades. One reason for the exploding growth of fast, furious and fun Tri-Ball across the nation is that it is a perfect tournament game. It involves an addicting combination of three teams of co-ed 3’s simultaneously playing one ball over three nets attached to one center pole on a circular court. Did we say fast, furious, fun? Just imagine! Luis discovered Tri-Ball back in 2009, loved the fast play and saw immediately how it equalized the height advantage of traditional volleyball…

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