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A week and a bit to go!

A week and a bit to go
CHRISTMAS is nearly here, and for many of us there are still those ‘tricky to buy for’ friends and family.  You may not think a charity shop is the obvious place to go, but pop into the Grant a Wish boutique in Plaza de...

U3A Vall del Pop: Explorers Mountain Walking Group

U3A Vall del PopExplorers Mountain Walking Group
EVERY THURSDAY the U3A Vall del Pop Explorers Mountain Walking Group set off on a walk to discover new vistas of the local landscape and to enjoy the wonderful autumn weather. Last week, the group ventured out to Cavall Verde Benimaurell, covering 8 kilometres...

Teulada-Moraira Lions were non-stop.

And relax
THE Teulada-Moraira Lions were non-stop last weekend, hosting two “superb” events and suitably rounding off what has been a very successful year. The blustery winds and cold temperatures didn’t stop party-goers on Saturday night as they gathered in Moraira’s church square for the Lions’ annual...

First time lucky for U3A Moraira-Teulada

First time lucky
THE U3A Moraira-Teulada’s Dining Out Group enjoyed dinner at Restaurante Antiquary Pizzeria in Benitachell last week. U3A Moraira-Teulada member Eric Taylor writes: “This was the first time that most of the diners had been to this restaurant and they certainly did not leave disappointed. The atmosphere was...

Christmas Fair raises €2,350 for rescued animals

Christmas Fair raises €2,350 for rescued animals
THE Pensionistas Hall in Jalon set the perfect scene for the Jalon Valley A.R.C.’s Christmas Fair last Sunday. Stallholders arrived bright and early to set up their colourful displays offering a variety of food and drink, crafts, bags, bric-a-brac, books and cards. The ever-popular Matt Mason...

APASA Christmas coffee morning

APASA Christmas coffee morning
APASA is holding a coffee morning tomorrow Saturday December 9at Mr Punch in Javea Park. Everyone is invited to catch up over a cuppa and some cake, enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies and try their luck on the tombola. Refreshments are being provided by...

Panto time in Alcalali!

Panto time in Alcalali
ROBIN HOOD – The Panto, directed by Marian Carter, is coming to the Careline Theatre in Alcalali in January. Written by Peter Denyer, it has all the traditional ingredients of the classic panto, with ‘The Babes In The Wood’ as the twist in the...

Anyone for golf?

Anyone for golf
IFACH GOLF is situated in Benissa in an idyllic location in the valley between two hills close to the villages of Teulada, Moraira and Calpe. One of the first courses on the Costa Blanca, developed in 1974 by the renowned designer Javier Arana, boasting some...

IT’S nearly Christmas

IT’S nearly Christmas
WITH the impending arrival of Christmas comes the annually anticipated festive edition of the ‘It Market’ in Javea. This Friday December 8 through to Sunday December 10, the Christmas It Market will be held at the Parador de Javea, presenting the perfect opportunity to pick...

Grant a Wish for Christmas

Grant a Wish for Christmas
NOW´S the time to buy your Christmas essentials – and extras!  At the Grant a Wish boutique in Javea (Plaza de la Constitution) you’ll find a great selection of Christmas and New Year cards, calendars and diaries, Christmas gift bags and much more. Every centimo...

CBMVC Christmas Carol Concert

CBMVC Christmas Carol Concert
THE COSTA BLANCA MALE VOICE CHOIR will fill the Santa Maria Magdalena church in Benitachell once again this year at their annual Christmas Carol Concert on Wednesday December 13 from 7.00pm.  Choir member Vernon Pearce says: “It's always standing room only at this beautiful church and...

Let’s dance in Javea

Let’s dance in Javea
THE ‘JIVE FUN JAVEA’ jive club has moved to Javea Quo Vadis on Calle Cannes. Jive dancing is a fast and very spirited Latin dance, made popular in the 1940s by young Americans who adopted the movements to fit with the emerging sounds of rock...

Preparing the way for Christmas

Preparing the way for Christmas
Like churches around the world, the Church of England on the Costa Blanca is preparing for Christmas. This year the Chaplaincy offers a presentation of ‘The Gift’ by Graham Kendrick performed by the wonderful choir to celebrate this joyous time of year. The dates for this...

Celebrating the III Centenary

Celebrating the III Centenary
‘EXFICALP’ kicked off on Friday December 1, celebrating the III Centenary of the Hermitage of Sant Joan and Cases de Torrat. The annual philatelic exhibition, organised by Calpe’s Philatelic Group, takes place this year in the Ajuntament Vell Exhibition Hall and will be open to...

Benimeli Christmas Fair

Benimeli Christmas Fair
BENIMELI will host its much-anticipated Christmas Fair on the village square next Sunday December 10 from 9.00am – 6.00pm. Promising a fun day out for all the family, guests can enjoy the live music, the market place packed with gift ideas and food stalls –...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It's the most wonderful time of the year
THE ENGLISH CHOIR OF TEULADA-MORAIRA have been hugely busy rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert next Wednesday December 6 at Moraira’s Parish Church. Following the sell-out success of ‘A little light music’ in the Autumn, the choir is hoping for another full house and to...

Christmas Antiques and Collectors Fair

Teulada Christmas Antiques and Collectors Fair
SALON CANOR on Calle Assagador, Teulada will play host to a Christmas Antiques and Collectors Fair next Wednesday December 6 – a national public holiday. Guests can browse a superb range of items in the air-conditioned salon – collectibles, vintage and retro pieces with everything...

BBC favourite on the Marina Alta

BBC favourite on the Marina Alta
THE next presentation of The Arts Society-Marina Alta will take place at the Parador de Javea hotel on Thursday December 7. ‘A Gentle Introduction to Art Deco, by Eric Knowles. With over twenty-five years' experience lecturing at museums and galleries around the world, including the British...

S.C.A.N. – Thank you!

SCAN - Thank you
S.C.A.N. expresses its greatest thanks to everyone who has supported the shelter at its events recently. The BBQ raised a terrific €2,100 and the Charity Race Night raised a superb €600 – an outstanding total of €2,700! The shelter’s next event is the Fashion Show next...

Santa visits Javea

Santa visits Javea
CASA DEL VINO in Javea have generously sponsored charitable Christmas Raffle Draw initiatives over the past four years, their donation of prizes having helped to raise thousands of euros for the local special needs community. This support continues for Christmas 2017 in support of APROP,...

Robin hood and little John, riding through Alcalali

Robin hood and little John, riding through Alcalali
IT'S NEARLY panto time again at the Careline Theatre in Alcalali. Robin Hood – The Panto, directed by Marian Carter, has all the traditional ingredients of the classic panto and with Careline's trademark professional touch it's sure to be a hit for all the family. Opening...

Annual Christmas Fayre in Calpe

Annual Christmas Fayre in Calpe
THE PUB DELFIN in Calpe will play host to the Moftag Annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 9. Moftag, a women’s group in Calpe have organised the fayre to raise funds for local charities. In the past, funds raised have been donated to the Food...

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