Friday, July 31, 2009
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The eight Costa Maya delegates who will be competing at this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant have arrived in San Pedro. They set foot in Belize City on Thursday, July 30, and were taken on a city tour and enjoyed lunch at the famous Riverside Tavern before arriving in San Pedro. They are being hosted by Ramon’s Village, the official hotel for the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. If you would like to meet all eight contestants be sure to make it to Noche Sanpedrana, Friday, July 31, where the San Pedro Lions Club will host them for a night of entertainment and dinner at the Lions Den at 7:00p.m. The event is open to the general public. Miss Costa Maya 2008 Jennifer Chiong (from Guatemala) will also join the ladies at Noche Sanpedrana.
Pageant night at the Costa Maya Festival is on Thursday, August 6 at the festival grounds. To view a full itinerary of the contestants leading up to pageant night CLICK HERE!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
San Pedro in Hudson, Wisconsin??? Morgan Keldsen stumbled upon this Cafe in Wisconsin and sent us the link to its website. The Cafe features an Ambergris Caye themed atmosphere complete with a 100 gallon coral garden salt water aquarium, Belizean made wooden table tops, Marie Sharp Hot Sauce, artifacts of Maria Imports, tropical named menu items and a large wood-fired oven to prepare fresh seafood, slow-smoked meats and vegetables, specialty pizzas and a variety of other culinary delights including Rice & Beans. The owners, we are told, lived in San Pedro for some time and when they moved back to the US, they decided to run a San Pedro-themed restaurant. Its pretty cool - check out their website at www.sanpedrocafe.com/home.asp
Vote for your favorite candidate of this year's Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant on our online poll at Ambergris Today Online. VOTE HERE!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Volunteers to Holy Cross Anglican School from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, California taught swimming classes all last week. Almost 50 Island children participated in this program and learned vital water survival skills. The group stayed at the Tides and the management there graciously offered their pool and dock for swimming lessons. Classes were held each morning from 9am until 11:30am with a mid-morning snack served by the volunteers.
Saturday morning was the culmination of a week of fun and learning as the First Annual Swim Meet was held. Prizes were awarded and all participants received new bathing suits and delicious ice cream cones from Manelly’s.
Another team from St. Matthew’s will be in San Pedro offering swimming classes from Monday, August 3 until Friday, August 7th. Monday is reserved for adults who would like to learn how to swim. Classes are free for all children in San Pedro.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The clean-up should take approximately 2 hours and will include the area from Victoria House Hotel south to the end of the island. The cleanup will be on the road and the beach. All residents in the area are asked to provide at least one volunteer per residence, condo complex or business to assist with the project. If possible please bring tools such as machete, shovels etc and any vehicles that are appropriate for hauling sacks of trash, logs etc. Be prepared to work and wear sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat, work gloves, closed toe shoes and appropriate attire. SACNW will provide trash bags and drinking water. Please come along and join in with the cleanup effort, bring a friend and a neighbor – let’s keep San Pedro clean and healthy.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The eight contestants for the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant arrive this Thursday to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Follow them around the island and get a glimpse of how HOT the pageant will be on Thursday, August 6. View their full itinerary before they hit the stage on Pageant Night CLICK HERE! Also visit Costa Maya Festival Online! and on Facebook.
It is the southernmost district in the country of Belize and probably one of the least visited areas both by locals and tourists, but that is all about to change and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) wants everybody to get to know Toledo a little bit better. Ambergris Today was there for all of you to see what Toledo has to offer. Read the article HERE and view the GALLERY HERE to witness the natural splendor of Toledo.
Friday, July 24, 2009
*Saturday, July 25, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Areas to be affected: Angel Coral Street, Coconut Drive, Sea Grape Drive, Holiday Land, Mosquito Coast and Boca Ciega.
*Sunday, July 26, 2009, all of Barrier Reef Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vehicular traffic will be restricted on all of Barrier Reef Drive while the Company conducts works to upgrade the distribution system in the area. BEL recommends that pedestrians avoid the area during this time. Pedestrians who may need to traffic the area are asked to exercise extreme caution.