By Angie Guerrero

FOR many years we held the Calvia Town Hall Christmas Fair in Puerto Portals Boulevard (I know that we are nowhere near Christmas yet, but there is a point to this). Every year in about October time, I would go down to the offices at Capitanía, in the Captain’s tower, and meet Capitan Eraso.

He was everything one would expect a Capitan to be, dressed immaculately in white, with a tan and a shock of white hair. he had a character that could be stern, but there was always a twinkle in his eye too.

We would discuss the Christmas fair stalls, and he would say to me "no oil on my new Boulevard tiles" in other words, I always had to tell the hot doughnut man, and the hog roast man, to put something protective down, as his tiles were new and he was quite rightly very keen to keep them that way.

Two years ago, sadly, El Capitano passed away, and as the replacement Captain started having his own Christmas fair in the Port, we had to relocate.

As you know we have been, for the last two years, in Santa Ponsa, but this year we are having a two day seasonal fest in Palmanova, at the seafront. Back to El Capitano.

This week we had the honour of unveiling a plaque, in his name, in one of the squares of Capdella village, where he lived with his wife and young kids. It was really emotional, as Mayor Manu pulled back the little curtain, to see his name there.

As his wife and children looked on tearfully, we all applauded, in memory of a very special man. he will be fondly remembered.

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Y nephew, his partner, and 6 year old little boy, Ryan, along with our new family addition, 13 week old, baby Poppy, came to see me for their summer holidays. It was a good reason to take some time out. I always love to see our island with what I call " holiday eyes" if you know what I mean, it makes you stop and appreciate everything we have here.

Top of young Ryan’s " holiday wish list" were :

To see my spotty dog Luna

The go on some of the slides at

Western Waterpark

To see the new soft play, and

Katlantis at House of Katmandu

To eat coconut ice cream from the "coconut shell".

All well and good, and easy to deliver, needless to say we did all of those things and more. Top of his Mum and Dad’s list were :

To get a bit of a tan (not easy when you are keeping two little ones in the shade )

To enjoy a "proper" Paella

In my nephew’s case....to have a large

cocktail and an "awesome"

cheeseburger at Francesco’s beach

bar, Cala Viñas.

To drive out and about and see new

places.

Once again, we did all of that and more. Baby Poppy of course was content to be splashing around with Daddy in the baby pool, or sitting in her buggy in the shade with me, covered in factor 50 sun cream, and drinking cool water.

The best laugh of all, is that, as she is very dark skinned, Poppy had the best tan of all, and she wasn’t even in the sun. And so the holiday came to an end. They had a fabulous time, and yes it did bring it home to me that on this island there is something for everyone.

Despite some of the goings on in other areas, it is an diverse island that can provide the perfect holiday destination, for you, whatever you are looking for.

My family LOVED it, and I can’t wait for them to come back.

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HE International Department has been really busy with the run up to the deadline for paying property rates. Although the department across the road from the Town Hall ( recaudación ) is the place to make payment, of course so many people need help and come to get my girls Sally and Marta to guide then through it.

Rates are payable over a two month window, to give flexibility to the general public. As time flies so fast I thought it prudent to give you yet another reminder that the end of this month is the deadline.

Delayed payment results in extra money being applied to the bill, so don’t get caught out.

Sally and Marta can be contacted on 971 139184/5.

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HIS is the time of year that we are also busy with weddings and local fiestas. I have put together a basic programme of what’s going on fiesta wise over the next few days.

FIESTAS CALVIA VILLAGE 2014

SATURDAY 19 JULY

CHILDREN´S ACTIVITIES

Time: 10.30 am. Children are

recommended to bring swimsuits.

COMPETITIONS

Time: 18.30 hrs. An afternoon of competitions at the villiage square. Cocas, Potato Omelette, plus fruit throwing.

CHILDRENS FOOTBALL

TOURNAMENT

Time: 17.00 hrs

Location: at the Bar Bodeguilla de Cris.

ADULTS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Time: 19.00 hrs.

NIGHT OF FIRE (NIT DE FOC)

Time:23.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva. If participating in this activity, please dress in jeans and use a hat.

FOAM PARTY ACCOMPANIED BY

DJ TONI PEREA

Time: 00.30 hrs

Location: Calvia Town Hall Car Park.

SUNDAY THE 20 JULY

KART RACE

Time: 16.00 hrs.

Location: Plaza by the church.

Inscriptions via email vicensfortuny@gmail.com.

CONCERT

Time: 21.30 hrs. Music Group from

Calvia and Pollensa in la Plaza Nueva.

WATER FIGHT

TIME: 18.30 hrs.

Location: starts from the Plaza Nueva.

BINGO

Time:21.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva.

KARAOKE

Time:23.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES

Time: 18.30 hrs. Traditional Children´s activities. Bicycle race, please bring your own bicycle.

OPEN AIR CINEMA (8 apellidos

vascos)

Time: 22.30 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

WEDNESDAY 23 JULY

CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES

Time: 17.00 hrs

Location: Calle Major

PONY WALKING

Time: 18.00 hrs

Location: Calle Major

THEATRE (comedy)

Time: 22.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

CHILDRENS CINEMA

Time: 17.00 hrs

Location: Sa Societat

ZUMBA FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Time: 19.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

DANCING WITH THE CALYPSO BAND

Time: 22.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

CHILDRENS WATER ACTIVITIES (WATER PARTY)

Time:16.30 hrs. Recommended to bring swimsuits.

location: Calle Jaume III, by the side of the Plaza

Nueva

FOOTBALL FINAL (JUNIOR)

Time: 19.00 hrs

Location: Calle Jaume II by the side of Plaza Nueva

MASS

Time: 20.00 hrs.

YOUNG PEOPLES NIGHT (NIT JOVE)

Time: 22.00 hrs

Location: Plaza Nueva

ADULT OLYMPIC GAMES

Time: 16.00 hrs

Recommended to take swimsuits. Limited

places available.

TAPAS AND DRINKS ROUTE

Time: 21.00 hrs.

Meeting Point: by the side of the School of Music.

Bar des Poble

Bar Rosita

Can Garrit

Es Trinxet

La Bodeguilla de Cris

Sa Central

CONCERT (performance by "Madona"

Time: 24.00 hrs

Location: By the side of Plaza Nueva

FIESTAS PAGUERA 2014

THURSDAY 31 OF JULY

Time: 21.00 Performance by The School of Music and Dancing of Mallorca.

Pan amb oli, drink and ensaimada. Price 8 euros.

Location: Plaza Matilde Waring (square by the church)

FRIDAY THE 1ST OF AUGUST

Time: 18.00 Popular games grandparents with grandchildren. Come and have fun participating in this traditional activity.

Location: Plaza de la Playa Tora.

DRUMS FOR THE PEACE PARADE

Time: 18.30 Starting from Mercadona passing through the boulevard.

HIP HOP PERFORMANCE

Time: 20.00 hrs. Performed by the Xaloc School and directed by Aaron Diaz.

FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE

Time: 20.15 hrs. Directed by Jenifer Mendoza from the Cultural Association of Paguera.

CHILDREN`S ACTIVITIES, POPCORN PARTY

Time: 20.45 hrs.

DJ OH PALMA

Time: 23.00hrs.

FLOWER POWER PARTY WITH JUAN CAMPOS

Time: 23.30hrs.

SATURDAY 2 AUGUST

DRUMS FOR THE PEACE PARADE

Time: 18.30 hrs. Starting from Mercadona passing through the boulevard.

CHILDREN’S WATER ACTIVITIES

From 17.00 hrs until 20.00 hrs.

TRIBUTE TO GRANDPARENTS AND PENSIONERS

OF PAGUERA

Time: 19.30. Pa amb Oli will be served at the Plaza. Please PICK UP TICKETS before Wednesday the 30 of July at the Pensioners Association Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 hrs or at the Library (mornings) from 9.00 until 14.00 hrs or on Tuesday from 16.00 hrs until 18.00 hrs.

SUMMER PARTY

Performance by Agua Marina.

Time: 21.00 hrs.

SUNDAY THE 3 OF AUGUST 2014

Time: 10.00 hrs. Come and play Tennis.

FREE CHILDREN’S WATER ACTIVITIES

From 12.00 until 18.00 hrs.

DESSERT CONTEST

Time: 13.30 hrs. Bring along your dessert with your name and telephone number written underneath the plate. There are 3 prizes 75 euros, 50 euros and 25 euros.

PAELLA

Time: 14.00 hrs. Made by the Master of Paella, Jaime Tur, price 7 euros. Buy your tickets at the bar of the fiestas or at the Pensioners Association in Paguera.

CHILDREN´S FOAM PARTY

Time: 18.00hrs.

CONCERT

Time: 21.00hrs. Performance by the musical group "Sa Madona".

FOAM PARTY

Time: 23.00 hrs.

All activities will be taking place at the Plaza Tora in Paguera. All the activities taking place on Saturday and Sunday are free.

There are also fiestas in the square at Costa D’en Blanes this weekend. Once again there will be live music, food and drink and a great community atmosphere.

I think I may just have run out of space, so see you next week !

Buen fin de semana !

Angie x

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