Potpourri – Short Shorts of All Sorts!

Apr 1, 2020 by Potpourri

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.

Malecon Parking Meter Infractions being Enforced


This is just another reminder that the Malecon now has “pay to park” meters and they are being enforced. Several a surprised tourist have come out of the restaurant or bar to find a “shoe” fastened securely to one of their vehicle tires. Though the change is still controversial and it is possible that things will change in the future, for now be sure to bring some coins and feed those machines if you want to avoid the problem.

Dia de los Ninos for Casa Hogar Esperanza is April 25th


The Day of the Child Beach Party is an annual fundraising event supporting Casa Hogar Esperanza para Los Niños, a children’s home in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. This year’s event is Saturday, April 25, 2020. This is a day of sun and sand, games, sand castles, food, raffles, prizes and more! Families, friends, and community volunteers come together to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Child holiday and support the Children of Esperanza.
Want to join the fun? Come to the Beach Party April 25th! 12:00-5:00pm – Princesa de Peñasco Resort
To volunteer, contact Michelle at micauer@gmail.com
We have secured a great discount for rooms through CASAGO.com one of our partners in sponsoring the event. Just go to www.casago.com and use the code CHILD-2020 and you will receive a 20% discount on room rates.
Casa Hogar Esperanza para Los Ninos is located 20 miles outside of Puerto Peñasco and is working to complete construction on a second location within the town where the teens will be able to be better integrated into the community, attend school and find jobs to support themselves. Help us support their mission! http://www.esperanzaparalosninos.org.mx/

Beware – New Stop Signs Around Town

Driving in Mexico often presents challenges in regards to traffic signage, signals, poorly market streets, incomplete or non-existent GPS mapping. One challenge is the fact that traffic signs go missing, fall into disrepair, or appear without prior warning. Sometimes, they are “unofficial”, hand-painted or homemade signs that someone living in the area put up to replace one that went missing. The best advice is to pay attention, drive slowly and defensively and, when in doubt, make the stop.Lately, the city has been replacing many of the old or missing signs and they have also added a few new ones. For those who have lived here for some time or who frequent our little city, some of these may come as a surprise. One in particular has caused a few problems, as it appeared at the intersection of the road to Sandy Beach and the turnoff to Playa Bonita. This has been a particularly dangerous intersection and has been the scene of several accidents, some claiming the lives of those involved. Please make note of this new stop and be sure that you obey the intent of the sign.

Government of Puerto Peñasco to Donate Land for New IMSS Hospital

Mayor Kiko Munro has announced that the municipality of Puerto Peñasco will donate the land on which the new General Hospital for the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) will be built, a donation with value of 600 million pesos.
The Mayor of Puerto Peñasco stated that the IMSS delegate, Guillermo Noriega Esparza, visited Puerto Peñasco in recent days and confirmed that this municipality will included in the Hospital Infrastructure Plan for Sonora, with new hospital to be built between 2021 and 2023.
Mayor Munro further explained that the IMMS delegate made the formal request for the donation of a 2-hectare property on which to build a new hospital with 50 beds, two operating rooms, and other specialty facilities, which will replace the 12 bed hospital currently operating in the Centro neighborhood.
He also informed that before the approval for donation, two land options were analyzed, one in the area near the Technological University of Puerto Peñasco is located and another behind the current Family Medicine Unit of the IMSS, both which were be submitted to the full City Council for consideration.
When completed, this health facility with have ample capacity to serve the more than 36,000 residents per year, however it is important to note that it is intended for those who are part of the IMSS system, and not for the general public.

Circus Mexicus June 4-7, 2020!


Discounted Advance Purchase Tickets to Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ annual Circus Mexicus Music Festival will go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00am (Mountain). Line up and schedules will also be released via www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com , www.circusmexicus.net and all Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers social media prior to March 7.Beginning in 2000, Roger Clyne and his newly formed Peacemakers packed their bags and headed to Puerto Peñasco and eventually wound up performing rooftop at what was The Sunset Cantina. The event visits continued for years at other bars and vacant lots until 2012 when an annual event took on more of a festival vibe at Sandy Beach. This year, the Cancion Tequila Main Stage will be located adjacent to Banditos Refuge & Refreshment both Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th.The four day weekend will also include several venues throughout Puerto Peñasco in addition to Banditos’ outdoor and indoor stages.New for 2020! All VIP passes will include admission to both the Soundboard and Backstage VIP sections at the Cancion Tequila Main Stage both Friday and Saturday nights. There will be a limited amount of VIP tickets sold, but each VIP ticket will allow VIP access to raised decks with private restrooms and bars both Backstage AND facing the stage behind the soundboard.Event updates, Line Up, Ticket Bundles and Schedules will be updated soon at www.circumexicus.net prior to tickets going on sale Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am.

s to Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ annual Circus Mexicus Music Festival will go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00am (Mountain). Line up and schedules will also be released via www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com , www.circusmexicus.net and all Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers social media prior to March 7.Beginning in 2000, Roger Clyne and his newly formed Peacemakers packed their bags and headed to Puerto Peñasco and eventually wound up performing rooftop at what was The Sunset Cantina. The event visits continued for years at other bars and vacant lots until 2012 when an annual event took on more of a festival vibe at Sandy Beach. This year, the Cancion Tequila Main Stage will be located adjacent to Banditos Refuge & Refreshment both Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th.The four day weekend will also include several venues throughout Puerto Peñasco in addition to Banditos’ outdoor and indoor stages.New for 2020! All VIP passes will include admission to both the Soundboard and Backstage VIP sections at the Cancion Tequila Main Stage both Friday and Saturday nights. There will be a limited amount of VIP tickets sold, but each VIP ticket will allow VIP access to raised decks with private restrooms and bars both Backstage AND facing the stage behind the soundboard.Event updates, Line Up, Ticket Bundles and Schedules will be updated soon at www.circumexicus.net prior to tickets going on sale Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am.

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