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'El Grito' Marks Mexico's Independence from Spain
Banderas News Team

One of the most popular Mexican patriotic holidays is September 16th, Mexico's Independence Day. But September 15th is when the celebration really begins, as Mexicans commemorate the first and most significant episode of Mexico's history, Independence from Spain, with 'El Grito.'

Vallarta Bomberos Control Ammonia Leak at Ice Factory
Josue Pelayo

Elements of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters managed to control an ammonia leak that occurred Friday morning in an ice manufacturing plant in Puerto Vallarta's Colonia Primero de Mayo. The area was evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

2014 Fiestas Patrias Events in Puerto Vallarta

As is tradition, from September 13th through the 16th (Independence Day) Puerto Vallarta will commemorate Mexico's Independence with a series of colorful and patriotic festivities celebrating the events and people that eventually resulted in Mexico's Independence from Spain.

Seapal Vallarta Water Fountains Benefit 900 Students

On Monday, September 8th, the Lions Club Elementary School in Colonia Lázaro Cárdenas became the first public education institution to benefit from the Seapal Vallarta 'School Water Fountain Program,' an initiative that provides free drinking fountains to local schools.

September 12 Vallarta News Brief and Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news headlines, community announcements, and a couple of Independence Day events that you won't want to miss.

59th Annual Billfish Tournament in Puerto Vallarta
Richard Dangler

In 2014, the International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament celebrates its 59th year. Scheduled to take place in Puerto Vallarta from November 12th-15th, this popular annual event promises to be even bigger and better than ever - with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to be awarded.

Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in Jalisco

For the last 19 years Jalisco has been free of rabies. This month, during the Reforzamiento de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina campaign, 924,000 free rabies vaccines are expected to be administered to pets throughout the state in order to keep Jalisco rabies free.

NOW is the Right Time to Buy Puerto Vallarta Real Estate
Richard Bartholomew

Like many investment/vacation home markets, Mexico's real estate prices are on the rise again. Timothy Real Estate Group's Richard Bartholomew lists six reasons why NOW is the time to purchase an investment, retirement or vacation property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Tropical Storm Odile Threatens Mexico's Pacific Coast

Tropical Storm Odile is spinning in the Eastern Pacific threatening catastrophic flooding in areas recently affected by Hurricane Norbert. From Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta, coastal cities and the mountains near the coast could be at risk of flooding rains and mudslides.

U.S. News: Vallarta 1 of 9 Top Havens for Expat Retirees
Marie Callan

In a recent US News & World Report article, the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group, Kathleen Peddicord, listed nine great places to retire overseas among like-minded company, and Puerto Vallarta was one of the top havens in the Americas for expat retirees.

Mamas in Puerto Vallarta Host Picnic / Charity Benefit
Nicole Martin

Pack up your picnic basket and join Mamas in PV at El Jardin de la Luna on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm for an action packed morning filled with friends and fun at a Picnic to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that supports children with disabilities.

Riviera Nayarit Joins Earthcheck Sustainable Leaders
Banderas News Team

Since its inception at the UN World Summit in 1992, EarthCheck has represented the best in environmental sustainability. The accreditation program was launched in 2002, and now, Riviera Nayarit will work with EarthCheck to embrace sustainable development across the destination.

Stan's Early September Puerto Vallarta Fishing Report
Stan Gabruk

As we move deeper into September, and tourism is at its seasonal low, we move into the highest part of fishing season here in Puerto Vallarta. Now is when the real fishing starts. The air is hot and humid, the seas are smooth and blue... the only thing missing is you!

Theater is Alive and Well in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Juan Pablo Hernández

Visibly rich and flourishing, the theater scene in Puerto Vallarta can no longer be overlooked. With a myriad of Spanish language theater groups, along with performances in English showcased at various venues, theater is alive and well in Puerto Vallarta, and it is here to stay.

Voter Registration Help for U.S. Expats in Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

Are you registered to vote in the U.S. elections? On Thursdays, September 11th and 18th from 10 am to 1:00 pm, the Democrats Abroad Mexico Costa Banderas Chapter will have voter assistance volunteers on hand at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Life: Immigration to Mexico Simplified
Banderas News Team

In this edition of Vallarta Life, Laura talks with Oscar Leon, who has been assisting expats acquire residency status for over two years. The procedure is simplified because of his knowledge of the norms, actions, and the law regulating immigration to Mexico.

6th Annual Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, October 22-25
Marie Callan

As part of the joint efforts to promote Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as a single destination, Grupo Excelencias is once again organizing Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica, a long weekend of gourmet events celebrating the art of eating, drinking and living well, Oct. 22-25.

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