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Dec 2 2015
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While sitting at Chez Lolo's for Sunday Brunch this week, we were talking with Chris Parsons. He mentioned to us that San Pancho has been called the "Cultural Heartbeat of Nayarit" - what a beautiful way of stating it.... with our bodegas dedicated to Community, Art, Performance and Circus we can certainly see why!   We are so fortunate to live in a community filled with people who love to work to make things better for all, where art and music are everywhere, in an area that is overflowing with natural beauty.  

Chez Lolo will be closing at the Tercer Mundo location, but not to worry, Table for Two remains, so we will be able to enjoy Lolo's incredible cooking with a beautiful ocean view to go along with it. There was some talk about starting a Sunday brunch with music at the beach location...that sounds like a lot of fun!  
           


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TGIF...!  It's Our Final French Friday at Chez Lolo
           But this time it's on the beach!
 
It is a special evening for us and it will really be the best!  After 3 years at Chez Lolo, we want to say THANK YOU to all our friends and customers that joined us on Friday nights, and to our daily guests who visited for breakfasts and lunches at Chez Lolo.
 
So this Friday we will be hosting a wonderful evening under the stars, minus the street traffic and scooter noises that have plagued us (and you) all this time.  YES!
 
Soiree d Adieu
WHEN:  Friday Feb. 5th
TIME:  6pm until - ????
PLACE:  Casa Lorenzo (next door to Costa Azul hotel...10 minute walk up the beach)
DETAILS:  Quiche buffet (3 wonderful quiches with our popular Spanish                     sangria)
                  Green garden salad with white wine / mustard dressing
                  Live music w/ Martin Montenegro & Jesus Santana (Proyecto                     Montenegro)
                  With the famous San Pancho sunset on the beach included...
COST:  $400 pesos / person
RSVP:  reply via this email address:  chezlolo.mx@gmail.com
            advance tickets for sale at Casa Lorenzo (sunset: between 6pm and 8pm)
 
Martin Montenegro, on saxophone, joined us last year at San Pancho's 15th annual Music Festival.  He has performed with Jesus Santana (where have you heard that name before?) throughout the Puerto Vallarta region as Proyecto Montenegro. We are so fortunate and privileged to have Proyecto Montenegro help us say THANK YOU and entertain you for this event. http://www.martinmontenegro.com
 
 
NOTES:
Not into sangria?  Our is very good and refreshing, but you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer if you prefer.
 
We have limited seating and servings available.... advance reservations are a MUST!  I will  start cooking the moment we hear from you!
 
Come join us...!   Listen to Proyecto Montenegro
& hear what's next for Chez Lolo in  San Pancho!






Fundraiser Event this Thursday!  

If you haven't already done so you can buy your tickets now at Entreamigos.





 


Cock-A-Doo-El-Do - Cock-A-Doo-El-Do - Cock-A-Doo-El-Do

 I can't recall having roosters wake me up in the U.S. In the last 65 years.
Here in Mexico in our little village it just isn't the same. Two seasons ago my next door neighbor bought a rooster and it was one without a sense of what time of day or night it was. The rooster would Cock-A-Dude-El-Do day and night as LOUD as loud can go. Starting at midnight and 3 in the morning 5 in the morning, 7 in the morning as he wanted to beat all the other roosters in the village to be the first to crow.
I went to my neighbor and asked if he would get rid of the rooster, I explained that I owned the hotel next door and he just looked at me and smiled. He couldn't speak any English and with how little Spanish I know it was a dead end talking to this guy! I went back a few weeks later and this time he was a little more understanding, (I thought) as he nodded much more this time with an even bigger smile.
Well this went on for months and it got more irritating as the season went on. I had had it at one point and I decided to go over and up the amount of money I would pay to send the rooster to a foster home.  On my way over I stopped and told one of my guests (Marlon Brando's daughter Michelle) what I was doing and she was smiling and I told her I was going to offer them $150.00 and she said make it $1500.00 and I will pay and maybe I can get some sleep. I told her if I was to offer $1500.00 everyone in the village would be buying them hoping for their windfall! They refused the $150.00 and then I left for my vacation in August and September and to my surprise when we got home the rooster was gone. I thought about asking, but I left well enough alone.
Something I did notice was my neighbors across the street had bought a few roosters while we were gone. I didn't think much of it until the noise level along with their dogs, chickens cats,and roosters were making noise now 24 hours a day. Kind of like living in the middle of a strange zoo. Well I noticed many chickens running around and even started catching them in my courtyard. Before I could complain to the owners about the roosters I noticed the rooster noise had gotten to a fever pitch.
Well it was time to go have a talk with my neighbors who I really enjoy. I sat with the son and asked why they needed 8 roosters and he seemed to act like he never heard them. Then he said that his grandma who is almost 90 likes to hear them sing in the morning, so she keeps buying more. 
SING? I didn't know they were singing. I really never thought of it as singing. I just thought it was just a bunch of noise all night and day. Every day I see the grandma out front sweeping her leaves and listening to her roosters sing.
Well I am not someone to take away another persons joy, so I am just going to plug my ears with ear plugs and let it go and know that I am just a visitor in this beautiful country. Oh Oh Mexico.
What can I say except.......Cock a doodle doooo



Thanks!   Earl Miller - Roberto's Bungalows

 




The San Pancho Music Festival has been blessed with a plethora of talented musicians who have lent their skills to create one of the most unique festivals in the region.
 
Now, we are thrilled to announce that one of our very own San Pancho residents, with a phenomenal graphic design pedigree that is truly world class, has offered her design talents to create some incredibly fun new images for the San Pancho Music Festival.   We hope to be incorporating some of these beautiful images on posters and T-shirts over the next few weeks.
 
Layne Moon, the owner of Luna Layne's - a gallery in the center of town that has some of the most beautiful hand crafted works that one can find in Mexico - has created logos, and corporate identities for clients such as VISA, FedEx, HP, Blue Cross - Blue Shield, San Francisco Opera and even designed the bottle for SKYY90 vodka!  We're so thrilled to have her help bring a whole new level of design to the Music Festival.
 
While Layne's original designs for the Festival incorporated images from our town in a beautiful, whimsical manner, there was one common element throughout them all; the unofficial national bird of Mexico - the Rooster. The festival felt that it would be great to make the rooster a symbol of the festival in honor of our departed longtime friend, "Gallo", who passed away several years ago after being a fixture of the festival since it's inception. Gallo traditionally opened and closed the festival each year and was instrumental in the founding of the music scene here in San Pancho.
 
With that we wish to introduce to you the talented Layne Moon, whose images you will be seeing throughout the festival, and we would like to express our gratitude to her for sharing her superb talents with The San Pancho Music Festival.
 
Muchas gracias, Layne!   --Chas





Birding San Pancho
Community Hiking/Birding Tours


Birding San Pancho is offering community hiking/birding tours the first and third Sunday of every month, starting next Sunday, February 7th; the meeting point will be at Sunday @ 7am at EntreAmigos, and the price is a voluntary donation :). The tour is bilingual.

To join us, people MUST make a reservation at:
info@birdingsanpancho.org or at 322-139-7242 with Luis.    

The tours will be done in a new hiking path called: Sendero Capomo, which is a new conservation area sustained by the San Pancho Bird Observatory.




Drinking San Pancho Style... It's not all margaritas, although there are quite a few amazing ones to be had in this town!

Coffee at Cafe Mañana:



Let's start our San Pancho Drinking Tour early in the day.  If you want to start your day off right the best place we can think of is Cafe Mañana - this is one of San Pancho's hidden treasures.  Linc will whip you up a beautiful espresso drink and you will be tempted by all the delicious breakfast creations handmade by Jill. You will meet a few of San Pancho's locals in the gorgeous outdoor patio while sipping your favorite beverage.

             
In an effort to help curb the prolific numbers of plastic water bottles filling not only our dumps abut also our roadways and waterways Café Mañana no longer sells water in plastic bottles but we do have fruit infused water
   
                                                                

 Darjeeling - A place for tea and so much more:


If tea is more your thing then you will have to visit Darjeeling. They offer an amazing variety of teas.  We love their iced teas on a hot day or in the evening while listening to the live music or watching a movie...


ORGANI-K:


If you are in the mood for a healthy smoothie, turn left on Mexico St. ORGANI-K  will create you a beautiful, healthy beverage.  Try the Verde Vida or the No Bad Days for a great morning pick me up! They are soon to be moving to Darjeeling.


Agua de coco:


Wandering down to the beach you will come across a truck filled with coconuts...Agua de Coco is delicious and it is one of the best and healthiest things things you can drink...





Baja Takeria's Margereña
A  Super-Healthy creation by Leroy

Ok, so let's face it,  It's all about the tacos...the amazing, delicious, addictive tacos...but Baja Takeria also makes a few notable beverages... First is the Agua Fresca which is delicious and refreshing beverage which is basically water with a fruit infusion very lighty sweetened. Baja Takeria's version is lighter and less sweet than others and is the perfect refreshment for a hot day. 

Leroy is quite a talented mixologist and here is a video recipe for a very healthy cocktail that he calls the Margareña - we think it might possibly be the cure for the common cold... that being said, it is really delicious.  Thanks Leroy for sharing your amazing recipe! 


Click here for



Signature drinks to try at some of our favorite restaurants:

Maria's - Pineapple Margarita
Ola Rica - San Pancho Heat Martini 
Buena Vida - Mr. Cucumber
Mexotik - Diablito A-GoGo



But it is always best to end the day with a cold beverage of your choice on the beach watching another spectacular 
 San Pancho Sunset with good friends, both old and new.
Salud!





Harmful Effects 

Discarded batteries can cause major health problems for humans and animals.  Battery acid will permeate into the soil, groundwater and surface water through landfills and also release toxins into the air when they are burnt in municipal waste combustors. Moreover, cadmium is easily taken up by plant roots and accumulates in fruits, vegetables and grass. The impure water and plants in turn are consumed by animals and human beings, who then fall prey to a host of ill-effects. Studies indicate that nausea, excessive salivation, abdominal pain, liver and kidney damage, skin irritation, headaches, asthma, nervousness can result from exposure to such metals for a sufficient period of time.


So what to do with old batteries?   Well there is a recycle bin for household batteries at the front door of Entreamigos (picture below).

Please help reduce the harmful waste to landfills, do not throw batteries in the trash.  Bring them to the recycle bin at EA.

Discarded batteries can cause major health problems for humans and animals.  Battery acid will permeate into the soil, groundwater and surface water through landfills and also release toxins into the air when they are burnt in municipal waste combustors. Moreover, cadmium is easily taken up by plant roots and accumulates in fruits, vegetables and grass. The impure water and plants in turn are consumed by animals and human beings, who then fall prey to a host of ill-effects. Studies indicate that nausea, excessive salivation, abdominal pain, liver and kidney damage, skin irritation, headaches, asthma, nervousness can result from exposure to such metals for a sufficient period of time.


So what to do with old batteries?   Well there is a recycle bin for household batteries at the front door of Entreamigos (picture below).

Please help reduce the harmful waste to landfills, do not throw batteries in the trash.  Bring them to the recycle bin at EA.



San Pancho's Newest Hotel
Maraica



  San Pancho's newest hotel.  Located in the Costa Azul area, Maraica Hotel offers Eco-Friendly Elegance.  Each large and spacious room has an ocean view as well as a deck with a hammock for relaxing.  The landscaped grounds feature a sea-view infinity pool and a rooftop dining space with a panoramic beach view.  It's an easy walk to town by beach or road.


San Pancho Life is Growing!
Meet our Newest Salesperson
Josué is joining up to help sanpancholife.com grow.  If you want to list your house or your business with San Pancho Life, he is the one should talk to.  Josué is already very busy working as at Las Palmas but they say if you want to get something done you should ask a busy person and you couldn't ask for a nicer guy to help you to list your house or business in San Pancho Life than Josué.  

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Thanks for reading.  Please let us know your opinions, suggestions, complaints or anything else you feel will help make San Pancho a better place in which to live and vacation.
 
Sincerely,
 
Drew & Sheri Hunt,
sanpancholife.com
Thanks for reading.  Please let us know your opinions, suggestions, complaints or anything else you feel will help make San Pancho a better place in which to live and vacation.
 
Sincerely,
 
Drew & Sheri Hunt,
sanpancholife.com