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Circus Mexicus XXIV, RCPM and Much More—By Guest Blogger, Tom Syvertsen

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Circus Mexicus is not just a musical event. What many of us look forward to each year is our Peacemaker Family coming together. I started a Facebook page four years ago in an effort to compliment fundraising efforts of the annual Hot Dog and A Smile event. It started out initially with the help of our good friends and Rocky Point residents Mark and Barb Olszewski getting us the Wish List. Each year our group has grown and now we have well over 500 members.

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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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Los Pelícanos Bicycle Club Celebrates 6th Anniversary With Scenic Fun Ride Along New Coastal Highway

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The club has been holding this popular competition run for the last five years, and this year they are also accommodating the many cyclists who would like to ride the club’s very scenic route just to see all the great sights along the way. So, if you’ve ever wanted to ride your bike along a beautiful area in the safest traffic conditions possible, this is your chance to get out there and enjoy the pleasures of cycling with hundreds of other friendly enthusiasts…

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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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Chef Julio’s Secret For Preparing Flavorful, Healthy Meals Even With Dietary Restrictions

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Chef Julio Velázquez has proven himself a gifted culinary artist, having worked and trained under such renowned Executives as Epicurean Chef, Eddie Matney and French cuisine icon, Chef Christopher Ross in Phoenix. He also served as Sous Chef and Head Chef of the award winning Cheuvront Restaurant in Phoenix.

It was this combination of hefty culinary experience, and the sage advice of a wise doctor that pulled Julio through the traumatic diagnosis of Lupus in 2009. By all accounts, his future was to be filled with massive changes in activities, diet, indeed, even his ambitions to become a…

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