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 March 26, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,127 newsletter subscribers!


We have a short newsletter this week as both Allyson and I volunteered at the JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Guayabitos (read more below).  


Many of you are heading "home" for the summer. Whether you were here for a short time or have spent the winter enjoying the sun, we want to wish you all a safe journey and "hasta pronto"!


daylight saving forward spring

Daylight Savings Time for Mexico goes into effect Sunday, April 1 at 2am, so be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour. All three countries (US, Canada, and Mexico)

have now "sprung" ahead. The daylight hours will get longer until we reach the summer solstice on or around June 21. 


To help plan your upcoming trip or your day in the Bay, or if you are heading back home, don't forget to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.


You may notice a few small changes to our newsletter in the next few weeks, including our new publishing date on Tuesdays instead of Mondays (yes, Allyson and I desperately need Sundays off). Look for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter on April 3rd, just in time for coffee. Pour a cup and enjoy!




Tosia Polomski-Archer

 Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


Photo of the Week
Spring Lilies

by Lyle Brown   


daylight saving forward spring


As I was packing up my things to move out of the park, I took a minute to photograph these flowers to share with you. I have had this plant for a few years and it only blooms in the spring.


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Sweet Kids!

by Patty Schemenauer & Susanne Richter


daylight saving forward spring


Returning Canadians to Los Ayala, Susanne & Bernie along with their two sons, Gabriel & Felix like to become involved with the local families, especially the children. This year Susanne bought 12 white t-shirts and tye-dye kits and proceeded to round up the locals kids for an afternoon of fun.  Read More 


Health Care in Mexico

by David Thompson 


Pamela Thompson of HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta was the featured speaker at the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary Club meeting this past Wednesday. She touched on many facets of the insurance conundrum for foreigners who wish to have some form of coverage while visiting Mexico. Here is an overview of the topics she discussed...  Read More


Events News + Updates
JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic was a
Huge Success


JBAR Clinic March 2012 

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue wrapped up their last free spay and neuter clinic of the season on Saturday. The 4-day clinic was held in Guayabitos and brought in 199 dogs and cats, with 181 sterilizations, 10 consults and 16 adoptions. Many, many thanks to the dedicated... Read more


Restaurant + Business News
Fitness Pad Summer Special


We invite you to hear how to "Live Life in Shape", a special program by Luis. Get connected, get moving and get in shape. Register now and get your membership. Visit Fitness Pad for more information.


Featured Real Estate
Casa Vista Tranquilo
daylight saving forward springPrice reduced to  $350,000 USD and seller will pay closing costs. This new 3-bedroom home is located in the Residential Zone in Guayabitos and is 2 1/2 blocks from the beach. It has a beautiful pool and incredible details and tile work.  
More photos and contact information   

Why We Love Jaltemba Bay 

Tell us why YOU love living or vacationing here! 

This is your chance to let the world know why YOU love living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay. We want to thank Jeffrey, Lilianne, Barenda and Bea for starting us off on the right foot. Now let's see what the rest of you have to say... get ready, get set, get writing!  


To submit your story (long or short) and to view what others are saying on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum, click here.  


(Please note that these posts are quoted exactly as our readers write them on our forum)


Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Health Care Insurance Options for Residents and Long-Term Visitors
by Susana Connors 


Pamela Thompson presented a variety of medical health insurance options to a packed house (in this case restaurant Piņa Colada) last Wednesday morning, at the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary Club meeting.  Read More 


Indoctrination of New Rotarians
by Susana Connors 


Proud to be a Rotarian? Yes they were! Sydney Richmond and Karina Shecter were inducted into the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary Club at last Wednesday's weekly meeting. Rotary President Doctor Lidia Ana Flores did the honors.  Read More 


Rotary Search was Rewarded
by Susana Connors 


Rotarian, Bill, from the Edmonds Washington Rotary Club spent two days looking for a Rotary club in Puerto Vallarta. Through luck, he found the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary Club, brought his wife and stayed for a few days. While in the area, he gave a short presentation to the  La Peņita Rotary Club.  Read More 


Gambling into Fundraising
by Susana Connors 


Rotarians are a crafty lot. They have a mission: raise money to improve the quality of life for children. To reach their annual goals, money must be raised. How? Grants Pass Rotarian, Ellie, told the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Bay Rotary Club how her club raised $200,000 USD.  Read More 


Cancer de Mama Annual Report
by Cander de Mama  


This is a brief summary of CDM's 2011/2012 operations. At final count this year, we fitted 465 women with prostheses, tit bits and bras. Many of the women also received wigs, scarves, hats and make-up from our "Look Good - Feel Good" tent. All of the women and their companions...  Read More


JBAR: Animals for Adoption


Rescued and adopted animals make the best pets! There are always dogs and cats available for adoption in the Jaltemba Bay area that are looking for good loving homes, and there are numerous ways you can help. For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.


Calendar + Events

Monday, March 26

Tianguis, Guayabitos Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Los Amigos de Jaltemba Meeting, La Penita
The meeting will be held at La Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4, La Penita. There will be a social gathering at 6:30pm, with the formal meeting starting at 7pm. Key agenda items are approval of our plans and budget for the new year beginning April 1 and the election of officers. This will be the last general meeting of the season. Everyone is welcome.
Monday-Wednesday, March 26-28
Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2012
Mexico's largest annual trade show will be held in and around Puerto Vallarta and includes events like Restaurant Week, golf tournaments and the San Pancho Polo Cup.  Read More
Please note that there are road closures associated with this event. For more information click here.
Wednesday-Saturday, March 28-31
JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic, Las Varas
Cats and dogs are welcome, volunteers too. Read More
Thursday, March 29
Tianguis, La Peņita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Friday, March 30
Arte Vida Gala, Puerto Vallarta
Arte Vida features the work of international artists and includes silent and live auctions, live entertainment, food and beverages. All proceeds to benefit PEACE Mexico.  Read More
Sunday-Sunday, April 1-8
Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Semana Santa is Mexico's second most important holiday season of the year next to Christmas, and runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.  Read More



For more upcoming and ongoing events, music, classes and more, visit the Jaltemba Bay Community Calendar


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

A Unique T-Shirt -- from Evelyne Boren 

Orchid Farm Tour: Beautiful and Educational   

Hike from Los Ayala to Punta Raza    

Surf and Turf Scholarship Dinner

Fiesta 2012 - Taste of Jaltemba/Sabor a Jaltemba a Rousing Success

Wish List for Cancer de Mama 2013

What Makes Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club So Unique?

What's New in Rotary Nebraska?

Butterfly at Anai Suites  

And much more...


You can read these and other articles featured in our newsletter on the "Current News, Event Info & Photos" page located on Jaltemba Bay Life under the Newsletter tab.


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