December is here and the Holiday Season is upon us. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know that the weather here was windy, wet, and chilly, but there were a lot of people in town and it appeared that everyone I saw was having a good time. We opted to eat our turkey dinner out this year instead of cooking at home. Several of the local restaurants had traditional Thanksgiving meal specials and we ended up at Latitude 31 for a very nice traditional meal complete with pumpkin pie at the finish.
Next month will bring in another new year. And, with the new year, I am planning on trying out a different email service. I tell you this now because you may want to watch for something a little different on January 1st. Until I try it out, I really don't know how well it will work so please be patient. The new service works a little differently internally and allows me to continue to add more subscribers without the big jump in cost that this service will charge after I go over the level that I'm at now. Of course, if the new service doesn't work out well, I will come back and continue using this one. In any case, I will send it on the 1st, so if you don't see it, maybe check your spam folder or your email settings to see if it is being blocked from delivery.
Aside from the cold front over the past few days, the weather in general has been mild, but it is cooling off now and we can expect tourism to decrease a bit through the next couple months. It does get chilly here but, of course, nothing like many places "up North". It's always easy to tell when someone visits from the very cold areas because they walk around in a swimsuit and hang out in the ocean - while the rest of us have jackets on. One more benefit of the cooler weather is that it will soon be whale watching season. If you've never been on the sea near these giant, amazing creatures, it is definitely something that you should plan to do soon. Rocky Point is such a wonderful and diverse place and I really like the couple months in the winter when things slow down. It has a different feel and nothing is ever crowded during this time of year. I also really appreciate the lack of traffic and congestion in stores compared this time of year in the States.
Christmas in Mexico is a very festive time and there is always something going on with local residents. Mexico has not reached the level of political correctness that the USA has and Feliz Navidad is still the only Christmas greeting that makes sense here. I live near a Catholic Church and there are posadas, live music, religious processions, raffles, lots of food and hot drinks, and extra services all month. The parking areas are always full. Being a very religious country, Mexico still follows more Christmas traditions than most places in the USA do. And, the Christmas season doesn't end and the tree doesn't come down until January 7th at the earliest.
December is also a month that brings to light many of the less fortunate people who live in our little paradise. There are many organizations and opportunities open for anyone wanting to volunteer time, money, food, clothing, and just overall good will and kindness to our fellow human beings. Most of us are happy, healthy, and comfortable in our lives, so let's not forget others who are not as fortunate and can use a hand up during this Holiday season. We hold a food drive every year at this time and we would appreciate you dropping off non-perishable foods at any of our sales offices, the Rocky Point Times office, or CS Food Store. Actually, while you're buying the otherwise hard to find items at CS, just buy a little extra and drop it in the donation box. We will also accept jackets and/or blankets as most people here have no heat in their homes and many do not even have what is necessary to stay warm.
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Rocky Point Rally 2019 Comes to a Close
More than 25,000 visitors and 7500 motorcyclists enjoyed the 19
th Annual Rocky Point Rally in Puerto Peñasco from Nov. 7
th - 10
th, reaffirming this as one of the most important Biker fiestas in northwestern Mexico.
The roar of engines, adrenaline, and leather jackets could be heard and felt across the city, particularly along the traditional points of Calle 13 and the Malecón, as well as the Mirador and other spots around town, as thousands of motorcyclists were entertained at several venues touting rock bands.
This year's event also featured the traditional Saturday Bike Parade, on Nov. 9
th, which included the participation of hundreds of motorcycles rolling along main streets where thousands of local families awaited to wave them by. This year also included the local "Charity Poker Run" and Saturday Bike Show, including a "Queen of the Streets" Ladies' bike show.
It's worth noting proceeds from Rally Registration, as well as from the Poker Run and Bike Shows, are distributed among local charitable organizations in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Along with donations to the Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta DIF organizations, Red Cross, Fire Department, CAM La Montaña school for children with special needs, the local chapter of the George Papanicolaou Cancer Awareness and Prevention group, the José Dávalos "Casa Hogar" home for the elderly, and the Peñasco student home in Mexicali (through DIF), this year an additional donation will go towards the local Dialysis Clinic.
According to information from the Puerto Peñasco municipal police, which conducted safety operations during the event in coordination with other agencies, there were no fatal accidents stemming from the 19
th Annual Rocky Point Rally, therefore underscoring the city's safety.
Thank you again to all who choose Puerto Peñasco as a preferred destination. Save the date as the 20
th Anniversary of the Rocky Point Rally will be Nov. 11 - 15, 2020!
Course Promotes Safe Whale Watching Practices
Whale watching season is almost here!
To ensure whale watching adventures are sustainable and adequate, on Nov. 21
st and 22
nd close to 40 tour operators and recreational fishermen from Puerto Peñasco and Puerto Lobos attended a training course offered by biologists from CONANP and from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC).
The course, which was theoretical and practical, focused on norms, protection protocols, and proper care when approaching whales. In addition, the training encompassed basic information about whale characteristics, species types, habits, protection, and reproduction. The course also reviewed rules tourists have to follow, among other topics related to the proper practice of whale watching.
The training course was led by biologist Lorena Vindiola from UABC, personnel from CONANP of the Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Reserve, as well as from the flora and fauna protection area of the Islas del Golfo de California in Sonora.
"It is important that people are trained," explained Maria Jesus Martinez from the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas of the Upper Gulf of California Reserve and Colorado River Delta, "so that the animal is not harmed and does not suffer from stress, and so providers can offer quality services to clients while ensuring this is a sustainable tourist attraction."
Puerto Peñasco is the only port in the state to have obtained whale watching certification from SEMARNAT under Official Mexican Law, which establishes regulations for whale watching from January 1 to April 30.
Whale watching is a natural spectacle that attracts thousands of tourists from the US, Mexico, and other parts of the world, ready with camera in hand to capture images of whales while their journey along our coastlines.
January Jam 2020
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will kick off their 2020 Tour in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico at January Jam over the MLK Weekend January 17-19, 2020. This will mark the 12th year of the event which began with an impromptu invite on the band message board to a jam session on the patio of JJ's Cantina in 2007 featuring new songs from the Turbo Ocho album. Themarathon recording session took place in Cholla Bay during the proceeding eight days. A variety of discounted advance purchase tickets are on sale now at
Joining RCPM will be nationally touring artist Cruz Contreras with his band who will play both Friday and Saturday nights. Cruz also fronts The Black Lillies who had a successful debut in Puerto Penasco at Banditos in 2018 in between touring the western United States. Additionally, Phoenix's The Hourglass Cats will bring their high energy reggae sounds along with the full band version of Penasco favorites The Jons from Tucson.
Drew Cooper and his band will bring red dirt Country music providing something for everybody. All event details are at
Jim Dalton will be adding more to his plate than lead guitar duties for The Peacemakers. On Friday night, he will follow up his DJJD debut with another DJ dance party set at Banditos. Ask anybody who was there and they'll tell you it's a must see. Admission will be limited to those with any Janaury Jam wristband. Jim will also bring his Jim Dalton Borracho Domingo solo show back to Banditos Sunday evening at 7pm.
Venues this year include Las Palomas Resort (at the golf club), Banditos, Wrecked at The Reef and JJ's Cantina. A full listing event schedule as well as Will Call times are outlined at
Golfers! The Mexican Moonshine Tequila Golf Classic will be played Saturday morning January 18 at The Links at Las Palomas. Reservations can be purchased at
and include golf, lunch with RCPM and an embroidered cap with all proceeds staying in Puerto Penasco supporting local charities. Players are encouraged to bring their most obnoxious golf wear and show it off at the post-tournament patio concert being held at JJ's Cantina at 1pm for all January Jam wristband holders.
Three days of rock n roll on the beach on a long weekend with the NFL Conference Championships on TV in Puerto Penasco - a guaranteed great time for all.
Turtles "Fall in Love" with Puerto Peñasco
For the third consecutive year, sea turtles returned to the Sandy Beach area of Puerto Peñasco, to lay their eggs in four nests, said the head of the Terrestrial Federal Maritime Zone.
Luis César García González pointed out that the last 45 turtles hatched on the beach and there are three more nests that remain under the care and protection of the Tortuguero Committee for their development.
He indicated that the release of the Quelonios was carried out by municipal authorities in coordination with the biologist Itzel Cárdenas, Zofemat and the Tourist Assistance Unit in the area certified as Clean Beach in Sandy Beach.
According to the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection, in Guaymas, hatching began to be registered consecutively between 2010 and 2011, at the San Francisco, Los Algodones, Marina Real and La Manga beaches, in San Carlos, and the Miramar in the port.
During 2018, most of the nests were destroyed with the tropical cyclones that hit the Municipality and all-terrain vehicles that are mainly concentrated on the beaches of San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas.
This year 25 nests have been registered at different points of the local spas under the shelter of the Tortuguero Committee, of which two have already hatched and the rest continue with surveillance to prevent them from being stolen or damaged.
Arizona Nonprofit Helps Rocky Point Youth Access Educational Assistance
Steps of Love, an Arizona-based nonprofit, has partnered with AIM Peñasco, a civil association in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, to expand educational opportunities and break down barriers to access by offering tutoring, transportation, health care assistance and more.
"The growth of our program has been purely word-of-mouth," said Claire Bashaw, executive director of Steps of Love. "We have established some really good credibility in the community, basically families who are really having trouble meeting their kids' and their family's needs."
Bashaw runs the operation stateside, but she credits one Kathleen Duncan with the success of the organization's pilot program in Puerto Peñasco, known to many as Rocky Point.
"[Kathleen] and her husband own and operate Duncan Family Farms, which is one of the largest organic baby greens farms in the nation," Bashaw said. "When the farm really took off, she found herself of means for the first time in her life, and she was a new empty nester, and she had been vacationing in Rocky Point for many years."
Duncan spent the next three years - from September 2012 to November 2015 - volunteering three days a week at an emergency children's shelter in Puerto Peñasco. During that time, she met Bashaw.
"I had become part of Steps of Love; it was a brand new, very small nonprofit that... a woman I had met had formed just to support a little children's home in Sonoita, on the border... caring for like six kids," Duncan recalled.
The two decided their efforts would be better spent if they worked together, and they put a plan into action.
"I was ready, after three years going back and forth, to go out... and really launch an effort, launch a program to help kids out in the community, not just at this little shelter," Duncan said. "I formed a local advisory group when I formed the civil association, and they have really guided this."
A civil association is essentially the Mexican term for a nonprofit organization.
Duncan said she saw the poverty present in Puerto Peñasco and realized that, although many nonprofits and aid organizations were helping families get access to shelter, food and health care, one issue was not being addressed - education.
"So many families are being forced to choose between sending their kids to school and meeting their basic needs," Duncan explained.
The Mexican constitution guarantees a free public education until high school, but, as Duncan put it, "Free does not mean accessible."
"You can have a free grade school right down the street from you, but if you don't have a birth certificate, because you were born in poverty and not in a hospital... you don't exist in the government; you can't register for school," she said. "You don't exist as far as the government's concerned."
Money is a barrier to many children being prepared for school. Just like in the United States, students need to bring backpacks with notebooks, glue sticks and other everyday school supplies.
"Some kids just have to work," Duncan said. "They have to be out on the streets, hustling, washing windows, selling gum on the corners with their parents, just contributing to the family income."
For kids in those situations school is often not an option, and even kids who can make it to school most days sometimes fall behind, which can mean expulsion.
What is the solution? For Steps of Love, education must be approached holistically.
At its start, the organization had limited resources that became stretched thin as their student population grew, so in the second year they opened two homework clubs in the community. The clubs function like Boys and Girls Clubs in the U.S., where kids can come study, receive tutoring and be safe from outside dangers.
"We have a whole team," Bashaw said. "We've got a social worker, we've got a community outreach person, we've got several administrative employees. The families' needs are assessed... some families need just a little, some families need a lot."
If the children are hungry, Steps of Love provides food vouchers; if the family can't afford cab fare - there is no public transportation - the organization offers vouchers; if families can't afford school supplies, Steps of Love provides those, too.
"We've partnered with dentists and doctors who now see our kids for free," Bashaw said.
Whatever barriers are preventing families from providing their children with education, that is what Steps of Love and AIM Peñasco want to fix, she said.
Bashaw said the program grew from 72 kids the first year to 588 the third year. The first round of 19 high school seniors graduated high school, and all 19 of them started college in the fall. There are now four homework clubs in the community, and the program has at least a 98 percent retention rate, Duncan said.
Bashaw and Duncan both agree, the community itself is key to the success of the program.
"While we are funding this program in Mexico, we are still empowering that local team to empower their own community," Bashaw said. "We're allowing them to drive the programmatic development - for them to understand what it is that their own community needs. And by offering educational access and academic resources to these kids, we're allowing them to break their family's cycle of poverty."
Running a program like this is not cheap, but it is far from impossible, Duncan said.
The first year's budget was $30,000, and Duncan and her husband funded it themselves. This year, the budget was about $250,000.
"We never imagined it would blow up as it has and the need would be so great, and we'd have this huge waiting list, but we have rapidly outgrown my ability - and my husband's ability - to kind of do this privately, and for me to lead our efforts on both sides of the border," Duncan said.
That's how Bashaw came to be executive director of Steps of Love, giving Duncan a chance to step back from her hands-on role.
According to Steps of Love, it costs about $34.80 per month to support one child in the program. That funds the homework clubs, the team's salaries, direct educational expenses, transportation and other support.
"In that community, that's a lot of money," Duncan said. "But for here? You know, to change a kid's life, give them a different future for $35 a month?"
Duncan said the families in Puerto Peñasco told her education brings them hope because education provides a future for their children.
"Kathleen always says that... you could be the richest person or the poorest person, but in the end, what you want for your child is a better life," Bashaw said. "And these kids struggle so much because of the lack of resources and support, and they are faced with insurmountable barriers in their lives."
Steps of Love has entrusted the local team in Puerto Peñasco to run AIM Peñasco day to day. The way Bashaw and Duncan see it, the community members have to be the ones championing the effort to educate their children.
To participate in the program, every family has to find a way to give back.
"Nobody wants to just take and wait for somebody to take care of them," Duncan said. "Some of our families have so little in terms of resources, but everybody has things to give: their time - we have dads that will help fix roofs on other kids' houses; a dad that's a welder... a mom that can sew and sews other kids' uniforms; someone that makes tortillas; some that have cars will give transportation to those that don't."
The students give back to the community, too. Older kids tutor the younger, and the program has hired two of its own college graduates to teach after helping them earn their teaching certificates.
"I always say, I truly believe that every human being should have the right and privilege and opportunity to get the best education possible," Duncan said. "And to know that, three-and-a-half hours away, these kids are not getting a chance or any kind of hope for a better life... How can you not do whatever you can to change that?"
Steps of Love has high hopes for the future of its program. Duncan said she hopes to offer vocational education to adults who want to find a career, and intensive English language courses to help children broaden their opportunities.
Bashaw said it is important to give the children of Puerto Peñasco what they truly deserve.
"If we just give them the chance to learn, they will be that much less likely to be in a desperate situation - to find themselves needing to cross the border or find work elsewhere," Bashaw said. "We are letting their own community empower themselves... we have taken it upon ourselves to help our neighbor."
A Message from Tia Katy:
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Dr. Seuss
It wasn't until I founded the Rocky Point program in 2016 that I began to understand the accuracy of this quote.
Just before the program's first school year, we had funding to support only 30 grade school and high school students-but we had received 72 applications! Every single student was full of so much potential, each of their stories more compelling than the next. The thought of these kids not having the chance to go to school truly broke my heart.
I remember breaking down in tears and telling my husband that I felt as if we would be giving 30 young people hope for a better life while taking that hope away from all the others. I had no idea how we would ever make this impossible decision.
Fortunately, we never had to.
When a growing group of my friends and family stepped up and made the needed donations to cover all 72 students, I began to truly appreciate this quote. While each of those donors was only one person, together they really did mean the world to us all.
This holiday season, I'm incredibly grateful for our community of support that has helped us grow our program to where it is today-supporting 588 students. But our work here has only just begun.
I'm asking for your continued support because we need it more now than ever. On #GivingTuesday, join in this global day to give back and make a difference.
Our #GivingTuesday goal is $50,000!
Here's how to give on December 3rd:
︎ Donate through Facebook and get it matched! Not only is Facebook waiving all credit card fees on this day, but they are also matching the first $7,000,000 raised worldwide. This dollar-for-dollar match begins at 6 a.m. AZ time!
︎ Donate on our stepsoflove.org homepage!
Mayor Kiko Munro Promotes Peñasco in Hermosillo: Affirms it is the Ideal Time to Invest in the Destination
Before entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers of Hermosillo, the Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, Kiko Munro, presented the campaign "Peñasco attracts you" (loosely translated), where he explained to the attendees why this is the ideal time to invest in our tourist destination.
The Mayor invited all in attendance to take advantage of the opportunities presented through the growth in economic development and number of visitors over the past the last 4 years, touting a sustained growth in the economy of 8% per year, working out to roughly 450 million dollars of investment from 2015 to the date, mostly for construction of new tourist and development projects. He to Sonoran investors that Peñasco has unique attractions and conditions unlike anywhere else in Sonora for the development of new, safe projects.
"We know that there are entrepreneurs who bring in the advantage of extensive experience and capability, and there is much to be learned from them, which is why we come to Hermosillo to present this invitation and to ensure that it is not necessary to go elsewhere because the investment flows through Peñasco, "he said.
Kiko Munro reported that at this time Puerto Peñasco is visited annually by more than 2.5 million visitors, has 7 new tourist complexes have been built, and is host to more than 20 artistic and business events each year.
He confirmed that from 2017 to date, 751 condominium units, 410 hotel rooms, and 899 homes have been built, in addition Rocky Point is the only beach certified as Clean Beach in the State of Sonora, and the of such in all of Mexico.
The Rocky Point Mayor added that there will be even more investment opportunities availble with strategic projects such as a desalination plant, Home Port, specialty hospital, public market area, industrial park, and more. For these reasons he stressed "Peñasco has become a magnet that is attracting Many people". "Puerto Peñasco is the main tourist destination of Sonora, with an economic impact of 8.8 billion pesos per year, and confidence in this tourist destination is constantly demonstrated, thanks to the joint work of all".
Arturo Fernández Díaz González, president of Coparmex Sonora Norte, said that this type of campaign always raises enthusiasm, because the momentum of the economy and the competitiveness of Sonora lies in the business sector. He said that, undoubtedly, Puerto Peñasco is a reference in Sonora for tourism development that has increased significantly in recent years, but more than that, for being a point of attraction of investment in the state and an engine of economic growth.
Potpourri - Short Shorts of All Sorts!
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. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few "short shorts" to keep you up to date.
Rain and Strong Winds Pound Penasco
High tides, coupled with heavy rains and winds in excess of 40 mph pounded Rocky Point earlier in the week. The cold front came through with a fury and downed trees, power poles, fences, and billboards. There was one house fire, presumably from an electrical problem caused by the storm, and many homes were without power for several hours.
All of Sonora had closed schools Thursday and Friday - with the exception of Rocky Point. It is not clear if that was an oversight on the part of the State or if we were supposed to get a milder version of the storm, but many kids stayed home anyway after Mayor Kiko Munro announced that families should decide for themselves whether to send their kids to school or not. Several local schools suffered wind damage, and roof leaks were common causing some water damage.
Sandy Beach had damage as well as several windows and sliding doors were blown out. There was water damage to some properties and the beaches suffered pretty heavy errosion in some parts due to the high tides during the time of the storm. At this point, things are mostly back to normal and the town is full of visitors who have taken advantage of the long weekend.
Local Fishermen Rescued after 3 Days Adrift
Locan fishermen Octavio Rivera and Prudencio Parra, found themselves adrift in the Sea of Cortez after suffering mechanical problems with their boat, La Paz de Cristo. The pair were rescued near San Felipe, Baja California by the shrimp boat, Dona Aurora, after being stranded for 3 days in the ocean with little fresh water.
Mayor Kiko Munro, in the company of the secretary of the town hall, visited the men at a local clinic to express his happiness that they had been rescued and to assure them that they will continue to receive medical treatment as long as needed to regain their good health. No long-term health problems are expected from the ordeal.
The Mayor also took the opportunity to urge all boaters to follow all recommendations of the Port Captain, to be sure to carry emergency supplies, and to review their vessels well before going out to sea.
6th Annual Kings Day Toy Run! January 11, 2020
The 6th Annual Kings Day Toy Run in Rocky Point will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020!
Folks are encouraged to come down to the beach for the weekend, and then meet up at noon at Saturday in the Old Port with local bike clubs for a "parade" ride out to where toys will be handed out. Some of the toys are collected each year at the annual Rocky Point Rally in November, along with those donated by local bike clubs, friends, and visitors. It's a great time for all! More information at
Red Cross and TAU Continue to Impress with Good Deeds
Yesterday, during the cold morning, volunteers from the Red Cross, along with members of the Tourist Assistance Unit and Lifeguards hit the streets and alleys in order to offer a hot cup of soup to homeless and needy inhabitants of the city. The small gesture of kindness was a very big and welcome surprise to the roughly 60 people who were reached during the morning.
This kind act, and many others like it, are part of the #ambulanciaSocial program which extends kind and helpful acts to those of this town who are facing hard times. Homeless people, immigrants, and those living in extreme poverty have been the recipients of countless acts of generosity and kindness. The Red Cross, which is the largest humanitarian network in the world, invites more people to help to make these efforts bigger and stronger in order to reach more people and homes of people in need.
Municipal Government Continues to Add LED Lighting to City Streets
The Illuminate Penasco Program, which has already added over 3000 LED lights to city streets, continues to advance steadily in the effort to modernize the lighting system and add lights to areas of town which have never before had them, reported Mayor, Kiko Munro.
The Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, along with José Luis Montijo, director of Public Works, supervised the arrival of 600 additional LED lights in order to continue with this ongoing plan to illuminate Puerto Peñasco with new LED lamps. The goal is for each area of the City, every street and boulevard in Puerto Penasco to benefit from this important program, while also cutting electric costs for the city.
Mayor Munro stated that the goal is to have 5,800 LED lights in place throughout town by the end of this year.
US Consulate Meeting Open to the Public
The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is pleased to announce that it has rescheduled its Town Hall Meeting for U.S. citizens living in the community. We look forward to this opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue, answer questions, and address community concerns. The details of the meeting are as follows:
What: Town Hall Meeting
Where: Puesta del Sol Restaurant at Playa Bonita Resort
When: Tuesday, December 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Town Hall will be hosted by U.S. Consul General in Nogales Virginia Staab. The American Citizen Services Chief and members of his staff will also be present. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend and we look forward to meeting with you on December 10.
In addition, the American Citizen Services section is pleased to announce a Passport Fair between 3:00 and 4:00 at the same location on Tuesday, December 10, for U.S. citizens who would like to renew their U.S. passports or seek notarial services. All U.S. citizens who would like to schedule an appointment must send an email request to
. We will follow up by providing instructions for those requesting appointments.
Promoting Puerto Peñasco and Arizona to the World as Prime Film Locations
Mayor Kiko Munro announced that Puerto Peñasco and Arizona have joined in promoting the joint locations to the film industry through a Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed in September. The partnership, between Puerto Penasco Municipal Government and the Arizona Film and Digital Media Office will work to boost the film industry in the area and the efforts have already gained traction, as shown by a story appearing in a magazine publication in England.
The Mayor of Puerto Peñasco in a meeting with Matthew Earl Jones, director of the Arizona Film & Digital Media Office, and Andrés Díaz, director of the Center for Cinematographic Studies AC, outlined a 300 Mile Zone program, which includes the destinations of Peñasco and Tucson in a single region of filmic appeal. The attractions and locations, they said, have already been published in the World of Locations magazine, which publishes all the countries and cities of the world that seek to be considered as film locations.
"We are united by the interest to promote cinema, television, and digital media productions in Mexico and the United States, which translates into enormous benefits for destinations such as Puerto Peñasco and in Arizona," said Mayor Kiko Munro. He strongly touted his approval for these very positive early results of the Memorandum of Understanding between Peñasco and Arizona, jointly with Matthew Earl Jones and digital media of the Arizona.
Kiko Munro reiterated that this strategy with the Cinematographic Commission is committed to increasing film production through commercial exhibitions, advertising opportunities, and involvement with interest groups through familiarization trips. He added that, in the last 4 years productions such as Sonora (the movie), Jappy Days, Unhappy Forever; the Fox series, Run Coyote Run series, and the Netflix Yankee series, as well as House Hunters International, and several documentaries done by National Geographic.
Finally, Matthew Earl Jones, director of Arizona Film & Digital Media Office remarked that the promotion is currently being carried out in England, where the Cruise and Maritime Voyages shipping company which will begin cruises in the Sea of Cortez in January 2020, has worked to publicize the attractions of Puerto Peñasco and Tucson for the realization of film productions.
First Lady, Linda Pivac de Munro, Chairs Group to Address Teenage Pregnancies
Linda Pivac de Munro, first lady of Puerto Penasco and President of DIF Municipal Charity, presided over the gathering of the Municipal Group for the Prevention of Pregnancies in Adolescents, in an event coordinated with the Sonoran Institute of Women. The formal meeting was held at the Colegio de Bachilleres and resulted in an agreement agreement being signed between the Sonoran Institute of Women and the City Council of Puerto Penasco.
The First Lady affirmed that for the present municipal administration taking good care of children and adolescents is a major priority, thereby resulting in this plan to combat teenage pregnancy. She stressed that in Latin America, in Mexico, Sonora, and Puerto Peñasco, the rate of underage pregnant girls is very high, a fact which very often negatively affects the health, education, development, and quality of life of these young women.
Based on these known facts, she remarked, any action which will help with the prevention of factors which will affect the futures of young people should be strengthened in a positive way which builds ties between families and reduces teenage pregnancies. "We join in the efforts to protect young women's bodies and search for the best strategies for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy in adolescents so that they can develop as healthy, capable, and happy adults," she said.
Speaking on behalf of Mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro, Imelda Zamudio Sánchez said that this Municipal Group for the Prevention of Pregnancy in Adolescents has the full support of the municipal administration, as the mayor understands the serious health and emotional problems involved.
"As we know, our mayor, Kiko Munro, has been especially concerned with children and adolescents, always supporting programs such as Youth Patrol, DARE, and others which focus on positive activities," she said.
Juan Carlos Rico Díaz, technical secretary of the State Population Council (Coespo) Sonora and coordinator of the State Group for the Prevention of Pregnancy in Adolescents (Gepea), said that the intention is to offer prevention strategies which can help curb the problem of pregnancy in teenagers and to establish a participatory and inter-institutional agenda to reduce pregnancy in adolescents and eradicate unwanted pregnancy in girls, giving special attention to young people.
"We are very pleased by the enthusiastic participation of the different municipal agencies in this organization that seeks to work on the issue of teenage pregnancy as part of the whole, in which the various problems related to the gender perspective and violence against women converge. "he said.
Mexico Becomes the World's First Country with a Highway Paved from Recycled Plastics
One of the biggest assets of the great and complex country known as Mexico is the creative and even ludic way in which people reuse materials. This is done on an everyday basis. You just have to go to a traditional mercado to see, for example, Barbie doll dresses made with scraps from old clothes. Need a swing for the backyard? No worries, that used tire will do!
But sometimes this sort of creativity extends to public works that set a good example that other governments can follow.
Introducing the world's very first eco-highway! Recycled plastic on the road!
The state of Guanajuato in central Mexico is home to the first ever highway paved with recycled materials. The effort is modest at the moment and involved a 4 kilometer stretch that required 1.7 tons of plastic. The stretch communicates the municipalities of Irapuato and Cuerámaro. If we don't continue to implement solutions like these, the only highway that we will be paving as humanity is a highway to climate hell!
According to Dow Plastics Technology Mexico, the 1.7 tons of eco-pavement equal up to 425,000 plastic packaging units. The development of the highway plastic was a private affair that involved the companies Dow, Vise, Surfax, Lasfalto and Omnigreen, and its use in the highway was championed by the federal body Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT). Regardless of the politics that are surely involved in the project (governments loooove to take credit for this sort of initiatives and present themselves as super eco-friendly), this project sets a great precedent.
Through a press release, Dow praised the durability of the new eco-material, which could become the standard in the years to come: "This new technology not only offers a possible solution to the management of plastic waste, it also theoretically prolongs the life span of highways by 50% compared to conventional asphalt. The advantage of using recycled plastic products is that they can be used on all types of highways, not only in high-performance products, which can extend the life span of any paved road".
It is important to note that the world at large is facing a crisis when it comes to the management of recycling materials. Many developed countries such as Australia and New Zealand traditionally send their plastics to China to be recycled. However, China is no longer accepting them and a lot of plastic is either being stored (a costly and not very useful solution) or, worse, it ends up in landfill. This was a pilot study, but it will surely at least trigger the curiosity of other governments and companies. And remember: they both love good PR, and what could be better PR than being eco-friendly in these times of true environmental distress?
The Story Behind Aurrera Stores
The name of Aurrera, comes from the Basque language, from the Basque country, and means "forward".
The Aurrera stores were founded in 1958 by entrepreneurs Jerónimo, Plácido, and Manuel Arango under the name of Central de Ropa, it was located in Mexico City at the corner of Bolívar and Chimalpopoca Streets.
Shortly after opening, they changed the name to Aurrera, and adopted the United States supermarket format. Since 1946, the only other mainstream chain with this format was Sumesa, which already had stores of this type. Aurrera became the second large Mexican retail chain.
The first year the company reached sales of 4 million pesos, the second was 40 million and the third 79 million, and by 1960 they had opened their first shopping center at Avenida Universidad, in Mexico City, which made their sales jump to 170 million pesos.
In 1965 the owners opted for the creation of Superama stores. Two years later, the company's operations emerged, and by 1971 the company had 21 operating stores between Aurrera and Superama.
Thanks to business success, in 1970 they had also created the Bodega Aurrera stores, as well as Vips and El Porton restaurants and Suburbia clothing stores a few years earlier. By this time, their company had grown very large and diversified. In 1986, Grupo Cifra emerged, which was a division responsible for managing all of their business units.
The Arangos partnered with the Walmart Company in 1991, with the intention of introducing the US firm into Mexico.
At that time, they opened the first Walmart store in Plaza Oriente in Mexico City in 1993. By 1996, Cifra had more than 50 employees and had obtained annual sales of 23 billion pesos.
In 1997, Walmart Administrative Services was created, effectively splitting the company as 50% to Cifra and the other 50% to Walmart. This gave way to the disappearance of the Aurrera stores and turned them into Walmarts. The formats of Superama and Bodega Aurrera were left as originally branded.
Through a public offering, Walmart bought the rest of the shares of Grupo Cifra, in a transaction of 1.2 billion dollars, effectively gaining control of the entire chain. By the year 2000 the merger was completed and Grupo Cifra would disappear, and the entirety would be completely owned by Walmart de México.
Like Tequila and Mezcal? Try Raicilla, Mexico's Original Moonshine
It languished in relative obscurity for decades and was written off as Mexican moonshine, but raicilla has finally found its footing in the spirits market. Now, artisanal raicilla rubs shoulders with sotols and mezcals on bar menus across North America. Yet, outside of select circles, it maintains an enigmatic appeal.
What is raicilla?
"Raicilla is the mezcal of Jalisco," says Nikhil Bahadur, co-owner of raicilla brand Las Perlas.
An agave spirit made from a variety of wild and cultivated plants in Jalisco, there are two distinct strains of raicilla: de la costa (coastal) and de la sierra (mountainous).
Whereas most mountainous raicilla is produced with maximiliana Baker, inaequidens Koch and valenciana agaves, coastal raicilla typically incorporates a wider range of agaves into the final product, including angustifolia Haw and rhodacantha.
How is raicilla made?
After the agave is harvested, the pencas (agave leaves) are separated from the piñas (agave hearts). The latter are roasted, fermented and distilled in tabernas (raicilla distilleries) by raicilleros (distillers).
Coastal raicillas are made typically with more ancestral methods.
"In our case, our oven has stone walls made both of brick and volcanic rock," says Jorge Luis Carbajal Díaz, co-owner of Las Perlas and a fourth-generation raicilla producer from Cabo Corrientes on the Jalisco coast. "The oven is pre-heated for 8-10 hours. Once it's warmed up...we add the agave hearts and leave them underground for three days."
After the piñas have roasted below ground, they're mashed and left to ferment for around 30 days before they move to distillation. On the coast, traditional wood-fired stills, commonly referred to as Filipino-style, have been favored for more than 200 years. Distillation occurs inside a clay or copper chamber, itself contained within a hollow tree trunk. Mountainous raicilla producers lean toward copper alembic pot stills.
Although some producers, like La Venenosa, offer single-distilled raicillas, many brands stick to double distillations.
What does raicilla taste like?
More fragrant than Tequila and without the signature smokiness of mezcal, raicilla is noted for floral and vegetal overtones. But the taste comes down mostly to terroir.
Carbajal Díaz points to the distinction between the dry coastal and sweeter mountainous raicillas as a perfect example. "It's a totally different taste," he says. "There's no point of comparison between the two."
In La Estancia, Jalisco, where Rio Chenery, the co-owner of Estancia Raicilla, grows agave, the surrounding fauna contributes to the spirit's overall flavor profile.
"It grows below pine trees and so it takes on sort of like these piney, fresh flavors and it just has an inherently botanical profile," says Chenery, adding that "a few of our batches have this sort of pear and orange blossom profile."
There are certainly some misconceptions swirling about raicilla, though.
"People think raicillas will be funky or blue cheesy or this or that... but it's not moonshine. It doesn't have to be kind of funky or crazy or harsh," says Bahadur.
How should you drink it?
Unlike Tequila and mezcal, raicilla should be served cold. While Dueñas Peña recommends using a grappa glass filled to the mid-point of the bulb for the best results, Chenery prefers it on the rocks. "All that floral flavor really comes on the nose and it's beautiful," he says.
But if you really want to get weird with it, Chenery's partner, Paola Coria, recommends raicilla alongside jicama sticks sprinkled with finely ground coffee beans or sliced green tomato with a dash of agave worm salt (sal de gusano). She also recommends it as a replacement for gin in a Negroni.
The spirit's versatility lends itself to mixed drinks. Dedicated raicillerías (raicilla bars), like Puerto Vallarta's La Lulú Raicillería, have sprung up across Mexico and beyond, and cocktail menus featuring raicilla are becoming more widespread.
"It's a really versatile spirit, which is, I think, why we're having some success with cocktails. I think that's because bartenders love to play with it," says Chenery. "You know, mezcal is always up, it's always gonna come forward [and] be the main sort of player in a cocktail. Raicilla can be a back player...it doesn't have to be the main show."
The history of raicilla
As with any formerly illicit regional spirit, the history of raicilla remains fuzzy. According to Jorge Antonio Dueñas Peña, owner of Destiladora del Real and raicilla historian, the spirit dates to the 17th century in San Sebastián del Oeste, a mountainous mining town in Jalisco. La Venenosa touts the raicilla's 500-year history and claims it was renamed in the 18th century to avoid a tax levied by the Spanish crown.
Whatever the truth, raicilla was produced clandestinely in small towns and villages across Jalisco and sold on the street in old Coke bottles or plastic jugs. Estancia Raicilla nods cleverly to the roadside roots of raicilla, as it sells its small-batch spirits in glassware made from recycled Coke bottles.
Designation of Origin
In June, raicilla was awarded Denominación de Origen (DO) status by the Mexican government, which protects the name and establishes rules for the spirit's production. Agave spirits produced outside of the 16 Jalisco municipalities and one lone Nayarit municipality, Bahía de Banderas, cannot market their products as raicilla.
The decision hasn't been without backlash. Some have contested the inclusion of Bahía de Banderas, a region with no history of raicilla production.
"[Incorporating] Nayarit was a whim of one person who said, 'We have to include it,' but I was always opposed," says Dueñas Peña, who also founded the Mexican Raicilla Promotion Council. "I even submitted a letter to the INPI (Mexican Institute of Industrial Production) in which I wasn't in agreement with the inclusion of Nayarit, but it went ignored."
Others questioned the inclusion of autoclave distillation. While used in commercial Tequila production, autoclaves, which speed up distillation and open the door for mass-production, have never historically been a part of raicilla process.
"I don't think that should have been included at all... That's just not how raicilla has ever been produced, so why put that in there?" says Bahadur. Chenery says that thought needs to be given to "how the rules and certification process will impact these smaller producers."
Controversy over the finer details of raicilla's protected status aside, the stage seems set for this once-maligned artisanal spirit to become the latest star of the drink world. Whether you choose try it in a cocktail or sip it neat in all its floral glory is up to you.
Champurrado Recipe and History: Enjoy it on December 12, Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Every year, on December 12th, between 18-20 million make the pilgrimage to the Basilica de la Virgén de Guadalupe to celebrate her feast or saint's day, making it Christianity's most visited sanctuary. Thousands of Mexicans come from their pueblos to Mexico City, many on bicycle, riding through the night for long, dark cold hours. Indigenous people, young and old, make up a significant number of those visiting the hilltop. Many walk or run from their villages, some barefoot, carrying torches and banners to show their devotion and even ascend the stairs on their knees.
Small Mexican boys are dressed in peasant clothes and are called Juan Diegitos; mustaches painted on their faces. On their tilmas (a sort of poncho), the image of Guadalupe appears as she did on the cloth of Juan Diego, the humble man who to whom she first appeared, centuries ago.
The girls are dressed as la Malinche, one of the most important figures in Mexican history. An Aztec woman who bore a son to Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez (whose discovery of what is now Mexico started the chain of events that ended with the Spanish Conquest); since her son was a mixture of Spanish and Indian blood, she is widely and considered the mother of the "First Mexican".
The traditional costume for the girls is an embroidered blouse and a gathered flowered skirt, with a brightly colored shawl called a rebozo, draped over their shoulders, their hair in long trenzas (braids). The girls carry baskets of flowers. Often, the costume includes pilgrimage essential, even though these children are too young to make the trip. They may be equipped with a costalito (a bag made from sacks from rice or flour), filled with all the necessary items, like water, a petate (a sort of rug made of palm leaves for sleeping) and easy-to-carry food like tamales; everything they might have needed were they actually making a long pilgrimage.
Atole: History and a Chocolate Atole (Champurrado) Recipe
A traditional beverage served on Dia de La Virgencita is atole, a corn-based drink that has been part of the lexicon of Mexican food since Aztec times.
As early as 1651, the process by which atole was made was noted by botanist Francisco Hernandez in a report on the use of plants in Nueva España. :
Atolli was eight parts water and six parts maize, plus lime, cooked until soft. The maize was then ground and cooked again until it thickened
This description of Mexican atoles by Englishwoman Fanny Chambers Gooch,
written in 1887, gives us some interesting insight into the varieties of the time:
'I found plain atole much the same in appearance as gruel of Indian meal, but much better in taste, having the slight flavor of the lime in which the corn is soaked, and the
advantage of being ground on the metate, which preserves a substance lost in grinding in a mill. . . . Atole de leche, (milk), by adding chocolate takes the name of champurrado
if the bark of cacao is added, it becomes atole de cascara; if red chile-- chile atole. If, instead, any of these agua miel, sweet water of the maguey, is added, it is called atole de agua miel; if piloncillo, the native brown sugar, again the name is modified to atole de pinolei'
There is evidence of mixing atole with chocolate as far back as the Mayan era. In the Yucatan today, where the strongest Mayan influences remain, they serve a thick, chocolate-flavored atole called tanchcua, to which allspice, honey ad black pepper is added. Although the following recipe uses milk, it is common in Mexico to skip the milk and make champurrado with water. Experiment... there are so many ways to make this!
Using a molinillo, a short of Mexican wooden whisk, to mix the ingredients in a traditional clay pot.
Champurrado (makes 6 small cups)
1 cup prepared tortilla masa (Maseca brand or equivalent) or fresh tortilla
masa (not tamale masa)
1 cup milk
5 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 Mexican chocolate (available in Latino markets under brand names Ibarro or Abuelita, Rancho Gordo stocks a wonderful hand-crafted stoneground Mexican Chocolate)
1 cinnamon stick
6 oz. sugar or 1 ½ piloncillo, grated (available in Mexican markets)
1 cup milk
Blend masa with a cup of water by hand or with a blender;, be sure there are no lumps
left. Add a second cup of water gradually;, continue blending. Warm upHeat the remaining water in a saucepan. Once boiling, lower to medium heat and add cinnamon, chocolate, and sugar or piloncillo. Once the chocolate is dissolved and starts to boil, add masa mixture and stir constantly to avoid lumps and to keep from sticking to the bottom of pan. Lower heat to medium and continue stirring until masa is cooked (30 minutes), then add milk and stir for 5 more minutes. (You may want to use a molinillo to finish off your atole, it adds a lovely foam and will get out any lumps of masa that might remain.)
Christmas in Mexico: Festivities, Tradition & More
Mexico is a country full of culture and traditions and there isn't a more evident time than December. The whole country celebrates from December 12th until January 6th with gifts, meals with friends and family, and with religious events. Here is a short review of public holidays between December and January.
The Virgin of Guadalupe day.
Every year on December 12th, the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated. This is not an official holiday, but a religious one; it is based on the belief that on December 12th, 1531 the virgin of Guadalupe appeared to a man called Juan Diego in the hill of Tepeyac.
Day of the holy innocents.
This is the day in the history of the Bible in which people recall when King Herod ordered the execution of all newborn boys in Bethlehem with the intention to kill infant Jesus. It is treated like April Fool's in the United States, but in Mexico is celebrated on December 28th and it is usual for Mexicans to do pranks between family and friends. This is also not an official holiday.
Originally from Spain, but now held mostly in Mexico. From December 16th until the 24th at these parties, peole replay
the representation of what was the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph looking for a place for the birth of the baby Jesus. The posadas are basically the name Mexicans give to parties and gatherings during this time of the holidays.
In Mexico, Christmas Eve is spent with friends and family, usually dinner is served late, around 11 PM or 12 AM and most commonly, turkey or tamales along with punch and cider. As in many other countries families also attend a midnight mass. Christmas Day celebration continues with the giving of the presents and the famous recalentado. Christmas Day is an official holiday in Mexico.
New Year's Eve
For most Mexicans on this date the dinner is also served late, around 11 PM or midnight, the arrival of the New Year is also celebrated with fireworks other traditions to ensure that the next year will be a good one. One of them is to eat 12 grapes (one for each month of the year) and to wear red underwear, for love, or yellow underwear, for money.
The Three Wise Men
This is the 12th day after Christmas, in which Mexicans celebrate the arrival of the wise men to the place of infant Jesus; Mexican children receive gifts on this day too, brought by Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar.
Rosca de Reyes
Rosca de Reyes is a dessert made with bread, which is generally celebrated on January 6th. It is decorated with dried and caramelized fruit, also a small plastic doll is hidden inside the bread, representing the infant Jesus. The person who finds the doll in their slice will be responsible for buying tamales for the Candelaria's Day, on February 2nd.
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We are Rocky Point's one and only exclusive and dedicated team who have always, and will always, sell Sonoran Resorts and ONLY Sonoran Resorts!
If you are looking for a team of real professionals who specialize in Puerto Penasco's best family of "True Beachfront" resorts, you've found us, and we are here to serve you.
Whether Buying or Selling, no one can serve you better when it comes to the Sonoran Resorts. We have been here since the beginning, and we will be here for you when you need us.
Our In-House closing team will make things happen quickly and professionally and we will save you money. Our attorneys are on salary and no additional attorney fees are charged to our clients. Loyalty to the Sonoran Resorts Sales Team is both appreciated and rewarded!
We don't just sell the Sonoran Resorts, we ARE the Sonoran Resorts. We work directly with the Developers, the HOAs, and the Rental companies.
We really can help you in ways that no one else can.