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Meet Tierra Alta Eco Cabin Development's Horticulturist

Canadian horticulturist, Bruce Beckler, will serve as the 'Master Gardener' for the Tierra Alta eco development. Located near El Tuito, about an hour south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tierra Alta offers eco-friendly cabins built for weekend enjoyment, full-time living, or retirement.

Democrats Abroad Presents 'Chasing Ice' on Earth Day
David Kamp and Judy Snow

In recognition of Earth Day 2014, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present 'Chasing Ice' on April 22 at 7 pm at the Paradise Community Center. While there, US citizens can also get voter registration assistance from Democrats Abroad volunteers.

April 18th 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 and community announcements, plus a couple of upcoming local events that you won't want to miss.

Summer Proofing Your Winter Home in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team

Many of Puerto Vallarta's part-time residents will soon be closing up their Winter homes and heading 'Up North' for the Summer season. Here are a few tips to ensure that your Banderas Bay area home or condominium will remain sound and secure while you are away.

This Month's Hot Property at Tropicasa Realty
Casa del Sol - Nuevo Vallarta

Strategically located on the south end of Nuevo Vallarta on an endless stretch of beach between two of the finest developments in the Bay of Banderas - Paradise Village and Mayan Palace - you'll find Casa del Sol, an ocean front boutique condominium complex.

'Semana Santa Protegida' to Distribute 60,000 Condoms
Paco Arjona

From April 17-19, 'Semana Santa Protegida' booths at the Holiday Inn Beach, the Malecón, Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas, Los Muertos Beach and Pier, Blue Chairs, and the bus station, will be giving away free condoms, HIV rapid test coupons and HIV and STD information, from 11 am to 5 pm.

Spruce Up Your Home with Décor from the OTFM-TC
Erin Staley

April is National Decorating Month, which means it's time to spruce up your home with 'make it, bake it, grow it' must-haves from Puerto Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural. Stop and shop this Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm.

Vallarta Increases Tourism Services for Semana Santa

To ensure Semana Santa visitors' stay in our city is pleasant, Tourism Director Gerard Carlos Guzman has increased the number of tourist information booths to six modules, each manned by a bilingual staff that provides information about Puerto Vallarta's many attractions.

PV Hotels Offer Special Rates for Vallarta Pride

Several Puerto Vallarta hotels have come together to show their pride and support for the LGBT community by offering a Vallarta Pride Special: Book 5 nights and get one free. The hope is that more international and national visitors will join the celebration from May 22nd to 26th.

Vallarta Offers Visitors More than Just Sun and Surf
Wayne Franklin

With the country's ever-improving economy, Semana Santa provides coastal communities with a huge influx of beachcombers from the interior of Mexico. But, for some Puerto Vallarta businesses, the number of visitors during these two weeks doesn't always translate into extra income.

Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz Celebrates Earth Day
Katrina Liana

Celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd at Marina Riviera Nayarit. The La Cruz Earth Day celebrations, sponsored by The Marina Poolside Deli, offer outdoor fun for all ages that includes a beach clean-up, great food and drink, games, live music, and even a bonfire!

Riviera Nayarit Hosts Open Water Swimming Competition
Lorena Sonrisas

The fourth annual Aguas Abiertas Open Water Swimming Competition organized by Nado Seguro has been announced, and it is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2014 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Come watch some of the most important athletes in Mexico compete!

2014 PV Bomberos Calendar Funds Support CPR Training
Tim Longpré

The 2014 Heroes calendar, which featured two dozen Puerto Vallarta fire fighters and lifeguards, generated over $200,000 pesos to support local community programs. Some of these funds will go to American Heart Association first aid and emergency CPR training and education.

Beat the Heat with a Brazilian Blowout from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Revitalize and avoid lackluster, frizzy locks caused by humidity and enjoy dipping into the ocean without consequence with a sleek and long-lasting Brazilian blowout from R Salon on the South side of Vallarta. Previously unruly hair will be beautifully sleek in just 90 minutes.

Vallarta Yacht Club's 2014 Jim Ketler Award Winner
Richard Williams

The Vallarta Yacht Club's 2014 Jim Ketler Service Award has been given to Dee Cockerham of Nuevo Vallarta. This award is given annually to the person that has displayed active, positive support for the mission and goals endorsed by the VYC to benefit the greater Banderas Bay Community.

Democrats Abroad Tuesday Film: 'The Impossible'
David Kamp and Judy Snow

As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is proud to present this week's movie, 'The Impossible.' This 2012 heart-stopping film will be shown at the Paradise Community Center on April 15th, at 7:00 pm.

April 11th Vallarta News Brief & 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 and community announcements, plus a couple of upcoming local events that you won't want to miss.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Meets at PCC on April 17
Suzanne Kirkpatrick

The Vallarta Garden Club's monthly meeting will be held at the Paradise Community Center on April 17th, and will feature researcher, educator and clinician-healer, Dr. Leslie Korn, who will speak on 'Traditional Healing and Medicinal Plants of Bahia de Banderas.' Join us!

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