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News Debbies Tree Walkway 2 Men in a Rover On with the Show Gasp Performance K9 Adoption Tourist Info G.A. Fiestas Beauty Page G.A. Darts G.A.Bowls Plazas G.A.Vet El Clot Emails Terrys Book Launch Wordsearch Suduko G.A.Map Telephone nos G.A.Orbital Bus Alicante Map Santa Pola Map G.A. Buses

Please let us know by the

14th of every month if you would like any changes to your advert

Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was in the Sureste advert.

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JUST A NOTE: We do provide all of our advertisers with FREE design work and therefore ask that this work not be supplied and used by other publications.

Hello and welcome to our July issue. It certainly seems that summer has arrived at last. Beaches are getting very busy and the Beach Bars now up and running, it is definately a different scene down near the Little Church on the coast road this year, and with the fencing off of alot of the parking areas along that road there is bound to be chaos this summer. It’s lovely to see a train back on Gran Alacant and great that Paco is once more one of the drivers, he is always a cheerful and friendly man and it is a fun way to get around. The tree’s that have been planted all along Av.Noruega and Av Mediterraneo are now coming into bloom and really do begin look good and with a lovely fountain to be built on the roundabout at the bottom of the Maxcoop hill, Gran Alacant really does improve year on year. Have a good month. Sandra and Barry

IF YOU ARE A REGULAR ADVERTISER WITH OUR MAGAZINE send us any pictures and report of any event you have held at your premises and we will publish it for you FOR FREE


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PLEASE REMEMBER After our initial deliveries to over 100 outlets, we do top up during the month at:-

“Euronics”, “Quicksave” and the “Phoenix Restaurant”. For a free quote contact Barry or Sandra on Home phone: 966 699 167 (answerphone available) or Email: laneinspain@hotmail.com or read the whole magazine on our website at www.granalacantadvertiser.com

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from the Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005.

RARE WHITE TIGER SEEN IN THE CLOT Concern was raised in early June, when a rare white tiger was spotted laying in the sun, in the popular El Clot on the edge of Gran Alacant. We did poke it with a stick, but it did not move!!!! It really does make you despair when you see the way in which people dispose of their rubbish!!!!!

This summer could see many problems with parking around our coast with so many of the areas being fenced off.

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Our wonderful beaches and sea around our coastline, have been awarded numerous

blue flags and tourism flags for this summer. The only beaches that did not get the blue flags were the beaches where the Council has built the nice areas with trees and seating. Believe it or not, this stopped the full blue flag award!!!!!!!

There are several different beach bars appearing now for the summer season. (see pictures opposite). These bars will be accessible at night by a tourist train from Santa Pola. The train will run along our lovely coast road and arrive on Gran Alacant at the Yellow Submarine at the Carabasi Complex. Initially from June 12th it will run weekends only until going every night from July 16th until 30th August. It leaves Santa Pola at midnight, 1-30am, 3am and leaves Gran Alacant Yellow Submarine at 12-45am, 2-15am and 3-45am. If there is demand, it is hoped that it will run during the day, for a scenic trip along our lovely coast and giving access to beach drop offs. It will all be about demand. If it始s used it


At an earlier meeting with Loreto we mentioned that we had had enquiries as to whether the bus company could run a service to the local fiestas.

NIGHT SERVICE for the HONGURAS FESTIVALS

This the company has done and here is the bus service that will run on the 23rd and 24th July, into Santa Pola.

SANTA POLA TO ALICANTE

ALICANTE TO SANTA POLA

Please use it to encourage the bus company to do the same again in the future. will run!!

Renovation of the roundabout down by the school and at the bottom of the Maxcoop hill has begun. The plans looks brilliant, with a walled area, a waterfall, fountains, and gardens.

We mentioned to Loreto that we have been told that undesirables have been stealing the clothes from the bins that are sent to help the under privileged. She will have a word with the people concerned who look after the clothing bins.

THESE TWO ARE BY THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH

The sweets and drinks kiosk that was on the Council Office car park has been moved to provide a service at our new park.

Our dog fouling petition which you can sign at O始Duills Bar is now in its last

THIS IS BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND GRAN ALACANT

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5 mins past the hour

10 mins past the hour 15 mins past the hour 25 mins past the hour

20 mins past the hour

30 mins past the hour 35 mins past the hour 40 mins past the hour 45 mins past the hour 50 mins past the hour

month. We talked again to Loreto about employing a dog warden. This became more apparent this week when a female jogger was attacked by a dog (not on a lead), where hopefully a warden could keep an eye on this continuing problem as well. The fines for all these incidents would pay for the warden.

We have pictures and a timetable above, and route for the new Gran Alacant orbital train. The service started on Sunday 20th June and what a lovely train it is. We have not been sent any publicity about the train so have scanned a leaflet showing the stop points and times for you.

It takes one hour to do the circuit. The bus does a similar route and takes 1/2 hour, so you never have to wait too long for the next mode of transport.

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One of the emails with picture sent to us showing the continued parking problems at the school is being sent to the Town Hall.

Another email to us about the pathway between the Life Resort and El Faro is in hand. When the Life Resort building work next to the path has been completed, the pathway will be reinstated. There will be a trade fair on the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre car park on the 2nd and 3rd of July, starting 8-30pm on the 2nd.

Just a footnote about the track walkway through to Santa Pola, there has to be a road way that would allow any emergency service to access the area, be it Ambulance, Firebrigade or Police, this is not a roadway for public cars.


DEBBIES TREE Remember our article about the fundraising for Debbie Milligan? The amount raised was 865 euros. We saved the fund a great deal of money by digging the very large hole needed in what was mostly bare rock, ourselves. The cost which includes the planting, transportation, hire of crane, manpower and registration of the tree in Madrid and 3 Metros tree (which turned out to be 4 Metros) totalled 625 euros. The balance is 240 euros .....Murphy is buying a piece of marble which is to be engraved (free of charge) by a local business..... to Trident (a member on the forum here) who is caring for the tree that any balance could be used to buy some plants gravel etc. to place around the tree. Again I would like to thank all the local businesses and people for your support in this project If you can find the time locate the tree and view the sunset from this wonderful spot .....and spare a moment for Debbie and her family.

Thanks for the pictures and all of the hard work, mostly go to Ian Robertson from the forum and Murphy from Sol Builders for all of their hard work involved in this project.

GARDEN

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On one of the local forums, presented this series of pictures to show

THE WALKWAY/ CYCLEWAY, BETWEEN GRAN ALACANT AND SANTA POLA. which we mentioned in our previous issue. We asked whether the photographer Keith Croston would allow us to publish them in our magazine, to show readers of this lovely walk. Thanks to him these pictures show to us all, the efforts by Santa Pola Town Hall to clear up these areas. You can start the walk from the walkway just off the bad bend on the road between the GA Centre and the Gran Alacant Post Office. You come out at Santa Pola at the roundabout shown. It is the one next “but one� to the Eroski roundabout as you go towards del Este. Please read Keiths coments in an email to us on our email page. Any comments to us??

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Terryoke's karaoke in Dunbar's. Terry will be providing the entertainment every Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm until 6.30pm. It's aimed at the family Sunday dinner audience and children and adults are all welcome to sing. It starts early so the kids can get some time too, as you can see from the pictures. Billy and Mandy were kept very busy. Lots of drink drunk and Mandy was busy in the kitchen all afternoon with late dinners and early tea's!!!

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Sierra Mar

All World Cup games shown here Thursdays 2.30.pm Hallelujah Housy - 9.30. pm Fun Quiz Fridays and Saturdays 9.30 Karaoke Saturdays 8.pm - 12 p.m. 2 for 1 Cocktails All live sports shown and we have Wifi Access

On Friday the 9th June, Julia, Monica, Stephanie and Maureen all celebrated their birthday with a big party in the bar. Many thanks to Geraldine, June, Phil and Tony for all their hard work and making the night a great success.

Apple announced today that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. It will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup and speaker size. This is considered a major social breakthrough, because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

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Two Men, Gran Alacant and a Rover 400 (part two)

OK 9am on the day of departure from Gran Alacant and my wife and little girl came out to wave us off......bags soon covered the evidence of sand deposits in the boot which seemed to give us a little more confidence (no idea why really)......but the newly found confidence was soon shattered by my Spanish friend from across the road who had come out to see what was all the commotion was about .......I explained to him in my much improved Spanish that we were driving to England in my ROVER 400 he looked at the car, then me and shook my hand laughed and then proceeded to run his finger across his throat "he with little confidence " I thought to myself.............this did not worry me . What I saw next worried me......Mike my newly found co. driver was stood at the top of his steps with the biggest piece of fricken hand luggage I have ever seen .....I looked at Mike and then the car and found the need for a toilet (fast) Mike asked my wife was I worried she said "no it始s an age thing".....she was lying .......yep i was worried. The street soon filled with people waving us off .....and at 9.10 am we started the car .....and blow me she started up first time (and that was first) at this point I knew we had reached the point of no return we were on our way

Although we had known Mike for a while the thought of traveling such a long distance with a relative stranger did worry me a little .....we need not have worried Mike turned out to be a lovely man ....as we got to Max Coop supermarket he turned round and asked or the children "are we there yet?"........we were still laughing when as we reached the roundabout by the N332. A Spanish driver nearly took us out with the world famous Spanish roundabout trick we all know so well (enter the roundabout without indicating ..change lanes on the roundabout ..overtake on the roundabout and then exit without indicating)...having driven in Spain for some years now I used the classic defensive move of closing my eyes and hoping for the best (always works). I drove for the first hundred miles taking us past Alicante and Benidorm ....I think Alicante is a lovely city but the outskirts looks poor and shabby viewing it at speed is the best option. Benidorm looks tidy for a holiday resort with rolling green hills behind it....we stopped shortly after for a pants check, the thought of that roundabout manouver still fresh in our minds if not our trousers. Changing drivers Mike took to the wheel noticing the many dead insects that had already hurled themselves at our windscreen, he reached for the windscreen washer ...I shouted "don始t press that it doesn始t work", alas it was too late, yes water did hit the windscreen but the Rover 400 is well known for the in-ability of its windscreen wipers to come into contact fully with the windscreen ....what a mess!!!..It had soon become apparent that Mike had much to learn about the Rover 400. Mike I know was struggling to come to terms with the gulf between the Rover and the usual car of his choice .....he often mentioned how handy it would be to have cruise control on such a long trip ......these things are sent to try us my suggestion of placing a brick on the gas pedal as a form of cruise control got a blank look at first (he knew I was joking) I think? I thought it was time to break the news to him that at 65000 miles I was worried about the cambelt situation ....he replied "what about the cambelt".....I did not reply for a while as we were approaching Valencia and I felt as the driver Mike needed no further worries.....but the Rover 400 had a secret ...a secret that would have every Spanish driver quaking in his boots .....the dummy break pedal! more next month

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Patagonia Steakhouse for your food, GA Services for a wide range of facilities, and Armonia the hairdresser & beautician.

Patagonia Steak house also have a restaurant in the Sierra Mar section.

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ROOMS TO LET

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in the village of Valverde Private pool Wireless internet 10 mins from airport €100 per week 966 638 340 or 615 678 563 ON WITH THE SHOW Thatʼs just what the Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group did to a full house at the theatre on Friday evening. The opening number was very colourful with a dancing bear, fire eaters, clowns and more, the stage was ablaze of colour with fantastic costumes . The show had some outstanding solo singers, great comedy, and the dancers did some very impressive footwork, and raised €1.500 for their special charity S.E.M the local La Marina & San Fulgencio ambulance service who help save lives in the local community. If you missed this lively evening the group will be performing again on 15th October at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, so come along and enjoy a really good show. Tickets can be obtained from Liz on 96 6797983


Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Cafeteria and Bowling Green. All in the one area, behind Super Valu. See map at the back of this magazine. Already established as one of the most popular restaurants in Gran Alacant, due to it’s excellent, varied, and reasonably priced menu. El Rincón de Monte y Mar will be offering a Special Menu throughout the year available between 1pm until 11-30pm. In the restaurant from Monday to Friday a

Special lunch menu for only 8€.

restaurant & terrace for the evenings

cafeteria and beer house

This consists of a mixed salad, starter, main course and a sweet. Plus coffee and a half bottle of wine, or an alternative drink, per person. In the evenings in the restaurant we have

Special Evening menu for only 10€. Sat 12€. Bread, tomato, alioli, mixed salad, apertiser, main course, sweet, coffee, or drink, or 1/2 bottle of wine per person.

Special in the restaurant or the cafeteria:

bowling green

Hamburger, with chips 3€. Baquette with chips 3€

Sunday Lunch **STAR MENU** €12. Bread, tomato, alioli, apertiser, mixed salad, mixed starters, main course of meat or fish or paella, sweet, coffee or drink or 1/2 bottle of wine per person

summer pool

The cafeteria is open all day for breakfasts, tapas, snacks, baguettes, sandwiches etc, all at reasonable prices. There is music and dancing every Saturday night.

NEW area for pool

Karaoke Thurday & Friday evenings in paradise cafeteria. Come & sing along with us. For enquiries or bookings please phone: 966 697 897 / 966 697 483

For bowling green information please phone: 696 18 60 20

burgers, pizzas, all snacks

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Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

GRAN ALACANT EVANGELICAL TABERNACLE

A Bible Believing Church

Ava Escandinavia, 72 Gran Alacant Invite you to join us for

Sunday service, every Sunday @ 11.30 am Evening service 6 pm Bible study Tuesday mornings 10-30 am Opposite Quicksave supermarket. Tel. 966 695 798 There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

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-- Phil and his mate Bob are out just fishing quietly and drinking beer. Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish, Bob says, 'I think I'm gonna divorce my wife', she hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.' Phil continues slowly sipping his beer then thoughtfully says, 'You better think it over, Bob - Women like that are hard to find.'


We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp; some are pretty; and some are dull. Some have weird names; and all are different colours; but they all have to live in the same box.

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Gran Alacant Santa Pola Theatre proudly presented An Evening with GASP on 12th - 13th June The first performance from the GASP Theatre Company was an undoubted success. A series of comical sketches were brilliantly acted out by:David Ashby Stella Fairfax Molly Jewitt Marion Lacey Terry Lacy Christine Lombardy David Mariño Davina Phillips Penny Roke Chris Rooke Tony Skinner and behind the scenes:Marion & Terry David Mariño Joan Feabes The next performance will be “Habeas Corpus” in the Santa Pola theatre, Casa de la Cultura on 23rd & 24th October. Tickets 966 181 113

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The Osteopathy below, can be found beside the library

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For Adoption

A lady that was putting her waste into a green basura heard a little noise from inside, she removed a plastic bag that was tied and sealed. These two kittens were inside the bag. She took the kittens and called us. They are just 5 weeks old and after a couple of days in the vet clinic they were declared in good health. They are now available for adoption. This dog is the property of a Spanish man who has a small holding, he keeps a few dogs there. A lady volunteer goes there to care for the dogs and when the man decides he doesn't want one of them anymore she must find a home for the dog before he tries to kill it. Foffi is a discarded 6 yr old sheepdog, he is very friendly. We urgently need someone to either adopt him or foster him

K9 Club fosterer Anita found this dog on a main road in an urbanisation near to a supermarket. She put a lead on her and the dog led Anita to her litter of seven puppies. All the puppies except one have now gone to new homes. We have named the mother Luna. She is a Collie cross. Someone has previously cut most of her ears off but she is nevertheless good natured and adorable. Luna is now ready for a new home This German shepherd was seen in the fields near to Guardamar, an English man cared for him and fed him over a two week period. The man was then due to go back to the UK and he was very concerned about the dog. He contacted us and we agreed to take him and care for him until we find him a new home. He is a typical German Shepherd with a gentle temperament and very obedient. He is 18 months old and we have named him Rex. If you like German Shepherds you will not be disappointed.

For more information please call 676 447 682 Email: k9club@lamarina.info To view more animals for adoption please go to: www.petsinspain.info

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This month there is another new venture by one of our advertisers, AQUARIUS are offering an "EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE, HELP YOUR SELF BREAKFAST BUFFET" certainly something very different and not tried locally before, well worth a visit, we wish them the best of luck.

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Hello everybody! On the 16th the fishermen celebrate their mayor fiestas, “Our Lady of Carmen” in the evening there is a religious procession and later a display

for further information please ring: 966 692 276

of fire works on the Levante Beach is held. On the 4th will take place the XVswimming crossing Tabarca-Santa Pola, a real aventure for

to 14th, Jávea 15th to 18th, Guardamar del Segura

the 750 swimmers taking part on it, this

20th to 25th, Albatera 16th to 18th, Jalón 16th to

swimming crossing has become the most popular

18th, Novelda 19th to 25th, Villajoiosa 24th to 31st,

in Spain, there isn’t any other swimming crossing

Almoradi 26th to 4th of August.

like this one, so long 5900 mts. and with so many

Also Denia celebrates the peculiar fiesta of “Bous

participants.

a la Mar” bulls to the sea, this fiesta is declared of

Also fiestas en Gran Alacant from 22nd to 25th ,

international tourist interest. Furthermore if you on the 22nd concert, on the 23 Funfair for children, missed the spectacular Bonfires of St John go to Tango dancing and concert by Black Night, on the San Vicente del Raspeig and you can have a 24th Flamenco dancing and on the 25 theatre for

sample of what was like. Finally, in Torrevieja 23rd

children.

to 30th the International Contest of Habaneras &

In the surroundings plenty of parades, as you

Polyphony is held, if you a fond of this type music,

know it is not possible to give the exact dates but

this is your festival.

the approximate dates are as follows: Rojales 1st to 4th , Orihuela 11th to 18th , Cox 11th Bye bye friends this is all for now .

There are fiestas on Gran Alacant on 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th July, all taking place on the car park in front of the Municipal Offices. from 10pm on Thursday from 7pm on Friday from 6.30pm on Saturday from 8pm on Sunday

Concerts, music, MABS show and more

A leaflet for the full programme of events is available at the library or Municiple office.

The leaflet also includes all of the fiestas in Santa Pola.

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MONTE Y MAR Very large property with 7 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 Kitchens & 2 Lounges. Private parking, large private pool. Large under build, could be used as a profitable letting business. €339.000

REF. L83

MONTE FARO SPECIAL OFFER Semi detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrms Fully furnished, including electrical appliances. Private parking & secure gated community. Fantastic communal pool with tennis courts. Bargain price for quick sale. REF. K09 €196.000 TOP CORNER CALPE PUERTA MARINO 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Fully furnished with air con 2 communal pools, private parking Walking distance to GA centre Grills and Mosquito nets Amazing price for quick sale €98.000

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ALTOMAR 1 MID-TERRACED 3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sea views Grazed in porch & Gallaria Mains gas, central heating, air con Fully furnished inc. white goods Lovely communal pool and tennis courts €165.000 REF No K33

MONTE Y MAR. C/CHIPRE 3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Furnished, air con, grills, nets Enclosed porch offering further living accommodation Private parking, electronic gates, large pool. Large storage area in underbuild (incredible price) €285.000 REF NO. L86 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Probably the most well known Bar / Restaurant in the whole of Gran Alacant. Roofed terrace of 125m2 roofed. A further terrace seats 120 diners and 40 more can be seated inside. Stock, fixtures and fittings included. RING FOR PRICE

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MONTE Y MAR 5 bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms Very tastefully furnished and includes electrical appliances, air con, oil central heating, wooden floors, glazed in porch. Large private pool, well established gardens €459.000

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BALSARES OPPORTUNITY 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Large under build, underground parking for 2 cars Large independent kitchen with galleria Lounge diner, communal pool Directly over looks projected golf course €230.000 Ref No. K52 BRISAS DEL FARO 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Fully furnished, huge under build Tiled front & side garden, Toldos blinds Fantastic communal pool with sea views and tennis courts Viewing recommended €134.000 Ref No. L84

REDUCED BY 65,000€ LARGE TORION 6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, c/heating. Glazed in porch, Huge converted under build. Private pool, & private parking, Air-con, Immaculate condition, sea views, solarium. Owner includes everything in the price 330.000€

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NOVAMAR 4 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room Top floor duplex with large solarium Fully furnished inc. elecrtical goods. Air-con H & C, grills, nets, private parking Large communal pool and gardens. €149,000

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Very large plot of 600m2 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower Fully furnished inc.white goods Large private pool. Lovely well stocked gardens Solarium offering stunning views €325.000

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HOLY HUMOUR The parish priest was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play. "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances." During the service, the parish priest paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need £4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge £100 or more, please stand up! At that moment, the substitute organist played "The National Anthem" And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

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Hi everyone, this month and next I would like to talk about THE USE OF AN OTOSCOPE AND THERMO AURCULAR THERAPY (EAR CANDLING) Regular readers will be aware that I have been a Thermo Auricular Therapist for quite some time now. In March this year I completed a course on the use of the Otoscope, a device for looking into the external auditory canal to assess the health of the canal and the eardrum. This enables me to better understand what is happening within the ear, see if there is any build up of wax. Then plan the treatment accordingly. THERMO AURICULAR THERAPY OR EAR CANDLING This ancient and natural therapy has been handed down to us through the mists of time by many civilizations. We are told that many ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and early Aborigines used ear candles HOPI means “peaceful ones’ or people of peace. The Hopi’s were the first settled pueblo Indians of the north American Continent. For many centuries they lived in harmony with nature, using Fire, herbs, smoke & heat adhering to original universal laws passed down to them by the great creator Massuu. Their responsible treatment of Mother Earth, their cultural standards, universal spirituality and pronounced knowledge of healing still underline the prominent status of these people. The Hopi people are rapidly gaining respect for this extensive knowledge and great spirituality. Hopi is the “brand name’ given to the candles by the manufacturer BIOSUN. It was a notion that the practice of ear candle treatment reached the rest of the world from the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona a fact that is neither acknowledged nor endorsed by them. BIOSUN candles are made from the highest quality ingredients and are regularly tested in an independent laboratory in Germany. They have been shown to be free of all chemical pesticides & fungicidal residues; they have obtained the prestigious CE mark (93/42 EECClass lla) for medical devices in Europe. No other candles in the world have this extraordinary level of certification. It is important that when you are having treatments for ears that the practitioner is qualified as some candles are not safe to use. Thermo Auricular Therapy is the treatment as names, copyrighted & registered by Susan Maunsell & Linda Stokes Next month I will tell you what Candles are used for. Take care until then.................Dott

the salon will be closed from the 20th July until the 27th july inclusive due to training. sorry for any inconvenience

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The league would like to thank all teams for participating this year and Simple Spanish Mortgages for their sponsorship. A very special thank you to Maureen and Danielle for making time to do the presentation. We would also like to thank Jenny and all at Flannagans for making it a great night and Andy of Nightshift Entertainment for the music. It was nice to see all the bars attend and especially Chasers who had no trophy to collect yet was one of the first teams to arrive and the last to leave. This is what Presentation night is all about not just collecting trophies but all meeting up and having a good time.

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Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club – Sponsored by Super Valu Monte Mar Toreadors visited La Marina Navigators on Monday 31st June and came away with a creditable draw 7 points each. Well done to John Corbet, Chris Merry and Danny King who won 26 to 9; Tallo Amoros, Bob Mallett and Harry Dobson Who won 28 to 10. Well played Colin Armitage, Lynne Armitage and Pat Harman who had a creditable 15 to 15 draw. Brian Harman’s rink was unlucky, just missing out 20 to 21. The other rinks could have gone either way. The final shots total finishing at 119 for to 90 against. Wednesday saw us away at San Miguel in the Kings Cup where we had a good game played in the right spirit. This was another drawn game, 6 points each with 83 shots for and 80 shots against. Well bowled again Pat Harman who won her ladies singles by a good margin 21 to 7. The trips rink of Denise Ashberry, Bill Clifton & Alan Ashberry also had a good win by 20 to 14. A terrific game in the mens singles saw Brian Harman being pipped by 21 to 19. KING'S CUP LEAGUE Wednesday, 9 June 2010 HOME to Emerald Isle Summer has at last arrived and the shorts and short skirts abound again. It's nice to see the ladies so adorned, but there are a few knobbly knees amongst the boys, although Ron Campbell still refuses to show his (Just joking Ron).

With 109 shots to the Hornets and 82 shots to us. Well played the winning rinks of Danny King; JohnCorbet; and Denise Ashberry who won 20 to 14, and Stan Routledge; John Caiger and Pauline, Merry who won 15 to 14. One very close game was that of Alan Ashbury; Rita Towel and Babs Caiger, who lost by 13 to 12. A game that could have gone either way until the last couple of ends was that of Terry Errington; Gordon Fisher and Gordon Hemming who finally lost 19 to 15. KING'S CUP LEAGUE Wednesday, 16 June 2010 HOME to Greenland Monarchs Ladies Singles: Monte Mar Greenlands 2 Points Men's Singles: Monte Mar Greenlands 2 Points Pairs: Monte Mar

In the pairs Stan Routledge and Harry Dobson lost by 19 to 12. In the rinks Monte Mar lost by 16 to 12. Overall shots were 93 to Emerald Isle and 61 to Monte Mar. SABA HURRICANE LEAGUE Thursday 10th June Away to La Siesta Hornets Thanks to everyone for playing in this rearranged game in the heat of the day, but with a breeze making it just bearable. There were some very close games. In the end we lost by 10 points to 4.

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2 Points Greenlands Triples:

Monte Mar

Sheila Stead Angie Goodfellow - Denise Ashberry Bill Clifton Alan Ashberry

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But for a murmur from the trip of Alan Ashbury who won narrowly by 17to 16; we were soundly beaten by a very good side by 10 points to 2. In the ladies single Babs Caiger lost by 21 to 10 and in the men's single Chris Merry lost by the same margin.

Pat Harman Lynn Greenland

2 Points Overall Shots:

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Shirley Turner Graham Phillips Marylin Fryatt - Chris Merry Danny Redgewell Terry Errington Mike Farrelly - Bill Sims Ronnie Cairns Dave O'Sullivan Barry Latham

Monte Mar:

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Greenland Monarchs:

88 2 Points POINTS: Monte Mar: Greenland Monarchs:

4 Points 8 Points

On the social side many thanks to all those involved in arranging a very enjoyable day trip to the Oceanarium Valencia.

New members are very welcome to join the club. For more information about Monte Mar Bowls and social club please visit our web site on www.montemarbowls.com


The “Gran Alacant Advertiser� is excessable on the four local forums shown here, making our advertisers and all their information, available to thousands of readers, in addition to our printed copies. Your advert will be seen on forums in: Gran Alacant, La Marina, Almoradi, Dolores, Quesada, Rojales, Santa Pola, Guardamar, Alicante, Torrevieja, San Miguel, Horadada & San Pedro

FOR FREE Visit www.lamarinaforum.com for information, friendship and lots more - a social club in your home!

WISDOM BY THE LOCALS FOR THE LOCALS

On a local level, residents of, and visitors to, the Gran Alacant area are already benefiting greatly from a newly founded local site - www.granalacantforum.es here local and national information is posted by local people for local people. The Forum's simple aim is: "To provide a friendly internet meeting place for residents of, and visitors to, Gran Alacant, in order to enrich our lives with words that inform, educate and entertain." Its motto is 'Rhetoric with Respect'. As you would expect, you and your opinions will be treated with respect. No one need be hesitant in writing something for members to read. Simply show respect and receive respect. Of course you don't need to write anything, maybe you'd prefer to be a reader and use

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as you would a daily newspaper. It is great for that too.

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Universal Declaration of Animal Rights Preamble: Considering that Life is one, all living beings having a common origin and having diversified in the course of the evolution of the species, Considering that all living beings possess natural rights, and that any animal with a nervous system has specific rights, Considering that the contempt for, and even the simple ignorance of, these natural rights, cause serious damage to Nature and lead men to commit crimes against animals, Considering that the coexistence of species implies a recognition by the human species of the right of other animal species to live, Considering that the respect of animals by humans is inseparable from the respect of men for each other, It is hereby proclaimed that: Article 1 All animals have equal rights to exist within the context of biological equilibrium. This equality of rights does not overshadow the diversity of species and of individuals. Article 2 All animal life has the right to be respected. Article 3 1°- Animals must not be subjected to bad treatments or to cruel acts. 2°- If it is necessary to kill an animal, it must be instantaneous, painless and cause no apprehension. 3°- A dead animal must be treated with decency. Article 4 1°- Wild animals have the right to live and to reproduce in freedom in their own natural environment. 2°- The prolonged deprivation of the freedom of wild animals, hunting and fishing practised as a pastime, as well as any use of wild animals for reasons that are not vital, are contrary to this fundamental right. Article 5 1°- Any animal which is dependent on man has

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the right to proper sustenance and care. 2°- It must under no circumstances be abandoned or killed unjustifiably. 3°- All forms of breeding and uses of the animal must respect the physiology and behaviour specific to the species. 4°- Exhibitions, shows and films involving animals must also respect their dignity and must not include any violence whatsoever. Article 6 1°- Experiments on animals entailing physical or psychological suffering violate the rights of animals. 2°-Replacement methods must be developed and systematically implemented. Article 7 Any act unnecessary involving the death of an animal, and any decision leading to such an act, constitute a crime against life. Article 8 1°- Any act compromising the survival of a wild species and any decision leading to such an act are tantamount to genocide, that is to say, a crime against the species. 2°- The massacre of wild animals, and the pollution and destruction of biotopes are acts of genocide. Article 9 1°- The specific legal status of animals and their rights must be recognised by law. 2°- The protection and safety of animals must be represented at the level of Governmental organizations. Article 10 Educational and schooling authorities must ensure that citizens learn from childhood to observe, understand and respect animals. The Universal Declaration of Animal Rights was solemnly proclaimed in Paris on 15 October 1978 at the UNESCO headquarters. The text, revised by the International League of Animal Rights in 1989, was submitted to the UNESCO Director General in 1990 and made public that same year.


Universal Declaration of Animal Rights is, maybe, a bit vague, so, every country or zone has its own animal protection laws. The valid one here is Ley 4/1994 de 8 de Julio, from Generalitat Valenciana, which is fully available online. We would just like to remark some of its articles, the ones related to companion animals: -4th article. It is forbidden: d) keeping animals in improper facilities. e) mutilating them, except those mutilations controlled by a Vet (nowadays, aesthetical ear cropping is forbidden, so, ear cropped puppies cannot be sold now). d) donating animals as a price, reward, offer, etc. e) selling them by traveling sale (flea markets!!) -5th article. 1) the owner is obliged to keep the animal in good sanitary condition.

-13th article. 3) the fact that a pet shop might have its own Veterinary service for expending health certificates for the pets for sale, DOESN’T EXEMPT the dealer of his responsibility about non-detected incubating diseases when the animal is sold. So, there is a 15 days period of warranty, so, in case of hidden problems of diseases detected during this period the animal may be refused. When purchasing a new animal, we always recommend to have it checked by an impartial Vet during this 15 days period (the sooner, the better). Nobody can oblige you to see a certain Vet (this is a free country!), and the 15 days “quarantine” period is not an special offer the dealer gives you, but a mandatory period that must be respected by law. Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán col. 793. English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col. 747

FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT and nearby areas

JULY - 2 BINGO NIGHTS - JULY AT CHURCHILLS PUB-BAR Plaza Mayor (above Super Valu Supermarket) SATURDAYS 10th and 24th time: 20,00 h. Win Money for a full house!! Price 7€ for 3 Bingo games with six possibilities each (1 or 2 € from this goes to Charity) Gifts for Line courtesy of Sponsors

LOCAL/UNIT NEEDED FOR THIS CHARITY. SOMEONE WILLING TO LEND ONE (ANY SIZE). PLEASE CONTACT SHELL A.S.A.P

All gifts Sponsored by/courtesy of Private supporters and businesses: From G.A. : Los Belgas, Quick Save, Marco Polo (Escandinavian Rest), Boutique-decor. Shop Ab Fab, Churchills, Super Valu Supermarket. From Alicante: Akra office Supplies & Benalúa Market, Av. Aguilera: Ben Mallorquí Cheese shop-Mallorca Specialties, Butcher Eduardo, Bakery Zoñumar, and free advertising from the Gran Alacant Advertiser.

For Donations, Adoptions, Information & Sponsors contact: feralfriends.ga@gmail.com or call 697 574 199 Shell

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WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? by Mark Etheridge

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Some things in life are so obvious that you wonder why anyone would bother to tell you about them; for example, there was a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by one Barbara J. Rolls who revealed (gasp!) that big portions of food might contribute to obesity. Gosh, you don’t say! So when I first arrived in Gran Alacant a few years ago, and a floppy large bright butterfly landed on my wall, I didn’t need to rush to my book “Las Mariposas para Tontos” (Butterflies for Dummies) to look up what it was, even though I knew I’d never actually seen one in real life before. There is something about the Swallowtail butterfly that makes it so very obvious what it is. It’s probably a hangover from your childhood, where in your very first reading book, B for Butterfly was always illustrated with a picture of one. You then had the traumatic experience of realising that the butterflies you actually saw outside bore little or no resemblance to the one in your book – they were usually the boring Cabbage White butterflies whose caterpillars were chewing their way through your dad’s allotment – and you wondered if the picture wasn’t some mad figment of the illustrator’s imagination. But, come out to Spain and here they are. From April to October, these gorgeous insects delight us with their presence, not just down in the Clot but all round the urbanisations where they sip the nectar from garden plants. They breed in damp areas – that’s where the Clot comes in – and the

caterpillars, which are large green bugs with black stripes, have an unusual defence mechanism of releasing a scent which smells somewhat like rotten pineapple. Which is fine if your predator has a pineapple allergy, but I think spiky hairs would have done the job better. This is the Common Swallowtail, there is another species in our area with the inappropriate name of Scarce Swallowtail; it is actually more common in southern Spain that the common one if you see what I mean! It has the same overall shape but is lighter coloured and marked with a deeper black edging. The picture of the Swallowtail (the Spanish name is Macaón) is courtesy of my good friend John Oliver, who found this one a few days after I left Gran Alacant in May to go back to work – perhaps I should have stayed a few days longer! I could have looked for one back in the UK, but they are rare and confined to a limited range in East Anglia, but since they’re so easy to see out here I think I’ll wait until I get back out again. See you next month.


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Hi Barry and Sandra

Genuine emails to our magazine

It´s a while since I contacted you about the above and I know how you have asked questions of Loretto (read about them in the GA Advertiser ). We are wondering if there has been any more news since the April issue of a promise to do the work "later in the year". We have all tried to be patient (not many of us here though) and it continues to be a problem. I have attached a few photos (taken this week) to show what we have to put up with two or three times a day, without mentioning the noise. As you can see, entrances are blocked and even double parking on the street. The police are at the end off the street and don´t venture off the "school road". When we complained once they just said that if you don´t like it then close the road off. The parents are a bigger problem than the children, rude, arrogant and ignorant when approached about the parking (which is why we have left well alone relying on the actions? of the Council. I know you haven´t much influence with the council but appreciate what you do. If you could bring it up again at your next meeting with Loretto and get some time line it would be great. On a lighter note, we were only commenting the other day on how your magazine has improved and flourished. Very professional and informative. Congratulations on all your efforts. Many thanks Brian Peers Hello Barry,

Many thanks for sending me a draft copy of the GA Advertiser pages about the track. (see pages 8 and 9 of this edition). I have a couple of comments/suggestions to make: I am pleased that you have the assurance of the S.P. Council that it will not be covered with tarmac (yet). The theme of the original forum posting was not to praise the S.P. Council but to complain that a once wild area had been tragically despoiled by having the vegetation stripped back to make an unnecessarily wide track -a hideous white scar across the landscape, hence the before/after pictures. Smoothing out the surface has certainly made it easier for the general public and normal cyclists to use but why make it wide enough for two cars to pass? Enjoyment of the wild character of the area has been much reduced. The walk is far less lovely now that the track has been 'improved'. I have spoken to various people about the track. Most are in favour but some are very much against it (including one S.P. Council employee, "it's like an aircraft runway"). Maybe you could point readers to the original forum posting http://tinyurl.com/2dztznd and invite their opinions.

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I am very pleased that you are showing readers that El Clot and the beach are not the only local wild attractions. Kind Regards Keith Hey!

You issue an excellent magazine for us i Gran Alacant. Thank you. Could you, in your contact with the Gran Alacant Counciller, ask if it possible to have the gangway between the St. Pola Life Resort and the Urb. Monte Faro opened so we can walk over the hill to St. Pola without needing to go around all urbanisations in Gran Alacant. Regards Ole H. Handeland (Norwegian)

During June Terry O’Shea presented a book signing for the official launch of his novel

“Sandals & Slippers” Copies are available at Absolutely Fabulous at the Carabasi Complex.

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WORDSEARCH

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English words and their Spanish counterparts

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SUDOKU ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

To solve the puzzle each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9.

While the rules of this logic puzzle may be simple, there are numerous strategies to help you solve Sudoku. For hints and information visit www.sudoku.org.uk

Difficulty rating: hard

DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating: very hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of SCHOOL

8 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) SANDHILLS PHOENIX - OCEAN 11 PHOENIX NIGHTS O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA - AQUARIUS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

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NEW PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

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Vet GA Exotics Darby始s Chippy Monte Mar cafe & restaurant Flannagans Simple Spanish Mortgages

GA BOWLS CLUB

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SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 692 276 Alicante Bus Station...............965 130 700 Alicante Train Station.............902 240 202 Bomberos (Fire).....................085 Biblioteca (Library)..................966 692 773 Butano gas..............................966 672 222 Guardia Civil............................062 Guardia Civil............................965 411 290


our advertisers on Gran Alacant. Get your business on our map. NEW PARK

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

NOT JUST DESSERTS LEGENDS PATAGONIA no.2 STEAK HOUSE TOURIST INFORMATION

1 MAXCOOP SUPERMARKET 2 SUPERVALU SUPERMARKET 3 MERCADONA SUPERMARKET 4 MEDICAL CENTRE G.A. COUNCILLOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES LIBRARY ROSA PHYSIOTHERAPY 5 THURSDAY MARKET 6 POST OFFICE 7 SCHOOL

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Quicksave SPORTS CENTRE

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GA farmacia HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL DESTINATIONS GRANNET G.A. SERVICES

PHONE NUMBERS

Iberdrola................................901 202 020 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................966 696 035 Medical Health Service........966 699 081 National Police......................091 Red Cross (Cruz Roja)........965 416 936 Red Cross emergencies.....112 Rubbish collection.................966 693 955 Suma......................................965 292 036 Telefonica..............................1004

ARMONIA HAIR SALON & PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT. THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Below, and on the next page are maps of Alicante, and Santa Pola to help find your way around. The Santa Pola map includes our advertisers.

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Map to help you to find your way around Santa Pola. It also includes our advertisers

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Bicimotos

Carlin Santa Pola's Casa de Cultura Theatre in Calle Elche

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM GAES

1. McDonalds 2. Market and red cross bus stop 3. Main Elche street 4. Castillo 5. Town square 6. Tourist info Police station Town hall 7. Fishing port 8. Post Office

9. Tourist info 12. Salt Lake museum 13. Civic & Social Centre 15. Casa de Cultura 16. Lyneli hair 18 Santa Pola Marina. 19. Bailen

20. Aquarium 21. Suma Office 22. Public refuse tip 23. site for New swimming pool 24. Indoor market 27. Police station 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


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SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


Monday - Saturday Special Small cod & chips €3.95

Daily Specials

Small cod or haddock & chips (with a slice of bread & butter, peas or beans and a pickled onion) €5.00

Large cod or haddock & chips €6.00 pizzas, pukka pies, kebabs

Kids Meals Fully air-conditioned inside, front and back terrace, with tv, pool table, and bar football. A large selection of sweets and chocolates, whippy ice cream, and slush puppies. Open 7 days a week Monday - Saturday 12-30 till late

Sunday 5pm till late

FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER €110.00 eat in or take away

Tel: 966 697 070

at the PLAZA MAYOR Complex Gran Alacant Above Super Valu


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