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July 10, 2012 
welcome/ bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,253 newsletter subscribers!


The past couple of weeks have been really hot. Summer is most definitely here! Turning on the stove or oven just seems to be counterproductive to one's sanity, so I've been eating a lot of "cool" foods lately... in-season fruits, salads and of course ice cream, not to mention blender drinks made with ice. Letting a restaurant deal with the warmth in the kitchen is my all time favourite way of staying sane during a heat alert. This issue has a cool theme too, with related articles and a tasty recipe. Enjoy!  


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


To find out what's happening this week and next, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


Remember, we are now publishing the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter every two weeks... so be sure to watch for the next issue on Tuesday, July 24th, just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
"Before" Photo of the New Malecon
in La Penita
by Dave Boroughs
Retro La Penita before Malecon DB
These photos were taken from the end of the second breakwater along the beach north of the lava flow and trailer park looking back toward La Peñita. There are two retro photos, the original photo and a color adaptation of a retro. I have at least a dozen variations from color to B&W...  Read More

Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Surviving the Summer Heat in
Jaltemba Bay
by Christina Stobbs
Surviving Summer CS palm reflection in pool

It's hot and dusty in Los Ayala. Just how dusty you ask? Well, I dust our home every single morning and by mid-afternoon it looks like I have not dusted for at least a week. What's the point? My husband, Robert, operates a property management company and most every day during the start of the...  Read More 


Rob's Ramblings: A Change in Attitude
by Rob Erickson
Rob's Rambling Attitude change dog in wheelbarrow
My wife Heather and I have been involved with the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinics since their inception in December 2006. To date, JBAR has worked on over 2,700 animals in the Jaltemba Bay area. We have volunteered with clinics in La Peñita, Los Ayala...  Read More

The Rainy Season Has Arrived
by BK Barringer

Rainy Season Has Arrived BK Barringer   

The rainy season has arrived. The dusty palms are washed. The jungle and orchards display their splendor of color and fruit. All is fresh again. The large potholes provide the adventure of driving through to find their bottom. So far they all have one.  Read More 

Note: In the next several issues we will be featuring a collection of articles, stories and poems originally published on Magical Los Ayala. This is the second in this series.

The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Watermelon, Feta & Basil Appetizer
by Allyson Williams

Watermelon Appetizers Ally W

Being that juicy watermelon is pretty much the essence of summer, I decided to try this new recipe at our 4th of July celebration last week. This no-cook appetizer is quick and easy to make so you don't have to "sweat" the details; and because it is refreshing and light, it is perfect...  Read More

Restaurant + Business News
Albercas de Vallarta Has Moved
Ferrealbercas new location July 10
On June 20, Albercas de Vallarta moved into their newly constructed store in Rincón de Guayabitos. This larger space has allowed them to increase their inventory. In addition to pool supplies and equipment, they now carry hardware items, including tools, nails, brushes, garden supplies...  Read More

La Bodega Wine & Spirits Announces Summer Hours

La Bodega Wine & Spirits will now be open from 10am-6pm Thursday to Saturday for the rest of the summer. For more information about the products they carry, directions and contact information, visit the La Bodega Wine & Spirits website.


Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue:

Most Popular Rentals:
Ocean Breeze Inn:  74 views 
Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park:  52 views

Most Popular Businesses:
Viking Real Estate:  65 views
Beso del Sol Steak House:  37 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos:  46 views 

List your rental, business or real estate on Jaltemba Bay Life and be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors to our area. 
If you've been thinking about listing your hotel or vacation rental on our site, now is the time to do so. Why? Because the majority of bookings for next season will be received between now and October. Promote your property on our high-traffic website and get more bookings than ever before. Contact us today!

And it's always a good time to list your restaurant or business so people can read about you over the summer and know exactly where to find you when they return in the fall.


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 

If you have information about a community group, organization or project, post it on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum and we will include a link in the next issue of our newsletter. If you have information about an upcoming event, email us the details along with any photos, and we will gladly promote it as well.
Community Cultural Center in La Penita:
The new Community Culture Center needs pens, pencils, calculators, books, notebooks, erasers, pencil sharpeners and arts and craft materials. Click here to find out how you can help fulfill their "Wish List."
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue:
The next JBAR spay and neuter clinic is tentatively scheduled for November 14-17 in Rincon de Guayabitos. For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue webpage. You can also read the JBAR Summer Newsletter by clicking on the link above, and scrolling down to the JBAR Newsletter Archive. 
The KinderAide 2nd Annual Street Dance will be held at Petra's Restaurant in La Penita on Sunday, February 3. There will be lunch, drinks, live music and dancing in the street. Proceeds will support the local kinder schools and provide teaching supplies to volunteer English teachers. To learn more, visit the KinderAide website.

Calendar + Events

Saturday, July 21

A Taste of La Cruz "Wine, Food & More"
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

This summer edition of "A Taste of La Cruz" will be held from 7-10pm in the main plaza and will include wine sampling and a wine and food pairing by select restaurants.  Read More
Every Wednesday
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club, Guayabitos
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piña Colada Restaurant.  Read More
Every Thursday
Tianguis, La Peñita Plaza
Weekly open-air market featuring silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much more.  Read More

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

Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Photo of the Week: Girl with Big Brown Eyes

Project Angelina is Complete!

Sarah's Survivors: Muffin the Miracle  

Caring for Your Home and Property During Your Absence  

Mound of Mud in a Gringo Tree  

Update to New "No Pets In Cabin" Policy

Meet Local Folks: Nadia Cuevas, Guayabitos

IMSS Insurance Application Procedure Cleared Up  (Update) 

Positive News from Bancomer 

And much more...


Thank You / Gracias
We want to thank you for taking the time to read this issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter.


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David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the Rescue Dogs, too)

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life  

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