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NEWS NEWS NEWS MABS SHOW NEWS TOURIST INFO NEWS IN SPANISH NEWS IN SPANISH GASP SHOW OUR MAGAZINE IN TURKEY 20 JUKEBOX SHOW 22 BLUEMOON COMPUTER PAGE 29 GA BOWLS NEWS 38 TARGET YOUR AUDIENCE 42 BRITISH LEGION 44 SANDRA’S COOKBOOK 54 PETS IN SPAIN 56-57 BIG PARTY AT EASTER 58 GA VET 59 THE CLOT 60 FRIENDS OF GA 61 LOCAL FORUMS 62 PRIZE WORDSEARCH 63 SUDOKU 64/65 MAP OF GA 64 SUDOKU ANSWERS 65 IMPORTANT TEL N0s 66/67 LOCAL BUS TIMES

Hello everyone It was great to see alot more people around in April, enjoying all the amenities that Gran Alacant offers. The Big Party was a great success with young and old alike having a good time. Now we can look forward to the long warm summer evenings. News of 3 shows for you this month, advertised in this issue. MABS have a 3 act show and meal at Molly Malones. (see page 8) GASP have two performances at the Life Resort, (see page 18) and also at the Life Resort the spectacular performance from Jukebox promotions. (see page 20). Please support them. The more support the more shows they will produce. Los Belgas wordsearch winner was Miss White. Have a good month Sandra & Barry

Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was in the Boxing ring page 57

STILL the BEST ADVERTISING PRICES & SERVICE ON THE COSTAS

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from our Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005. It is our perogative at the magazine, NOT to update this 2005 picture, as we all looked a great deal younger!!! The current market on Gran Alacant on Calle Canarias, has been extended, with the opening of 34 new posts, there are now 134 stalls in total that are open to the public every Thursday. Amongst new vendors to this market are roast chicken stalls, artisan cheeses and fresh milk, organic food, Moroccan spices, besides the usual clothes, shoes and accessories. Other stallholders waiting for a pitch, will be able to join the market when the new facility opens. There are pictures in this edition of the Gran Alacant Big Party, held near the school over the Easter period. There were fairground rides and plenty of seating for eating and drinking, plus a stage, supplied by the Town Hall. Main sponsors for the event were the: Association Polanens, Hispania/Yellow Submarine and the Town Hall. The City of Santa Pola is in the process of renewing its traffic light network with the aim of improving road safety in the urban area for both vehicles and pedestrians. This is a project funded by the Department of Infrastructure through the Plan Trust, with a budget of 121,469 euros, and has already started operating at four traffic light junctions.

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The project is to provide traffic lights to help traffic flow and pedestrian ways because of the substantial increase in the population during summer, the already complicated traffic control is further complicated by damage to regulators and obsolete items in poor condition. Traffic lights are being installed with LED technology, electromagnetic detectors, loops and pedestrian push buttons, thus some facilities whose schedule is fixed is actuated according to the actual traffic demand at all times. Also the dismantling of the existing traffic light bulbs for cleaning, avoiding glare, and replacing much of the wiring installations. There was plenty of entertainment at the GA Centre over Easter. A few pictures h e r e supplied by Stefan.

More pictures of this and the Big Party on our website at:www.granalacantadvertiser.com


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pitches when the new market area is finished. The idea is to be trialed, hopefully during May, on the car park outside the GA Council Offices on a Sunday afternoon. Anyone can ring and book a pitch for your table, where you are quite welcome to sell your second hand goods. You can contact Maria or Jesus of the “Asociation of Residentes Europeos of Gran Alacant� on 606 536 066 to book your place. Demand will dictate whether further markets will take place as an on going event. At the moment it would be once a month but if proves popular it could be extended to more Sundays. The two big projects now underway on Gran Alacant are the Calle Mediterraneo road way pictured below, and the starting of the new

Talking of the BIG Party. The surface put down next to the school can now be used for parents parking their cars whilst dropping off and picking up their children from the GA School. The half built structure between the school and the GA Centre has been leased out by MASA to a Chinese Bazar company. So, hopefully this will improve the eyesore located there. The new park built by MASA should soon be officially opened. This is a welcome addition to the view as you come onto our Urbanisation. We mentioned in an earlier edition, the idea to start table top sales

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market area. At the market area moving earth has started that marks the beginning of construction of the new market of Gran Alacant, a project funded by the Department of Infrastructure through the Trust Plan with a budget of 520,501 euros, which creates an enclosed area of 12,400 m2 next to the sports centre on Avenue Escandinavia with a capacity for 290


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stalls. The new market, fully fenced, will be home to about 290 stalls in the six lines authorized to do so, they will each be seven metres wide to facilitate the movement of people. There will also be a parking area

open for up to 186 places, six of which are adapted for disabled guests. This action completes the execution of a building for administrative use, public toilets and a shop. They are also planting several trees that provide shade and there will be street furniture like benches and bins. Also to be installed will be the network of water supply for the posts and irrigation and lighting and low voltage for the stalls. This will give the residents of Gran Alacant a higher quality service, being able to also use this space for conducting various recreational and leisure activities outdoors, such as concerts, parties, etc. The works, which have a budget of 520,501 euros have been allocated to the joint venture APUC-Contracts Vilor and have an execution period of twelve months. More news next month

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C/San Bartolomè de Tirajane, no.40 03195 Arenales del Sol. Tel: 96 691 12 13

Menu of the Day (every day of the year) weekday menu ............................................ 9 euros menu Saturday, Sunday and holidays ....... 12 euros.

Evening menu (night only) salad fry (fish) or grill (meat) bread and beverage......(8 euros per person minimum two people)....... ......................16 euros.

Special menu .. salad especial starter rice with lobster food, drink and dessert ......(minimum two people).......... 15 euros.

Every day of the week, the menus will consist of 5 first courses (inc pasta, rice, and soup) and 5 main courses (meat or fish). Open every day of the year Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, do not open at night. WE ARE HERE

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GRAN ALACANT

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A follow up to last month’s vet column............ Dear Sandra and Barry

I would like to take this oppertunity to thank Sergio and Liliana from the vets in Masa Square for all their help and support that they have given to me and Lana my 8 year old maltese through a very harrowing couple of months. I took her to them after a weekend that saw her drinking and urinateing to excess not eating and getting more and more lethargic. Through their diligence and accurate diagnosis they were able to do tests and start a course without which I do not think she would be here today. It turned out that she had been a victim of the Mercadona petfood. They have both been outstanding in there assistance to me and have been able to explain the treatment and all the results of the blood tests and urine tests even though I have very little Spanish. I would like to thank them and recommend their veterinary practice to to all your readers. Thanks again and keep up the magazine John

A programme of events at the theatre in Santa Pola

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We would be happy for you to

Tel: 96 69 1111 7 to book a table.

Open every evening with our Special Menu (below)

We are in Los Arenales, strolling distance from Gran Alacant for a drink or a tapas on the sun terrace, with sea views of the mediterranean. A full menu is also available in our restaurant. FROM GRAN ALACANT WE ARE ON THE LEFT PAST THE FIRST SET OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS

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JUMP on our internet Bandwagon, when you advertise in our At our magazine we print many local pictures in our printed editions, and place even more on our website............ and there are still more that are not seen!! You can now, through our magazine, purchase a dvd which is full of these pictures.

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

“Euronics”,“Quicksave” and the “Phoenix Restaurant”. TO ALL OF OUR ADVERTISERS and CONTRIBUTERS Please send your copy to us by the 14th of every month

2011 saw more hits than ever reading your business advert on our website, when you advertise in our magazine.

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Hi everybody In May starts the period of fiestas, let’s start with one of my favourites the one that take place in Biar. There is a special day to go there the 10th of May, If you go you will experience fiesta, tradition, music, fires, fireworks and much more. There are, of course, more parades, the programme is more or less as follows: Petrer 17th to 21st and in Salinas , Also there is a specials events like the one held in Torrevieja 09th of May to 13th “Feria de Mayo” or in Monforte del Cid-Orito 17th another popular pilgrimage “Romería de San Pascual”. There will be people leaving from Santa Pola, from Diputación Square on the 6th at 2 a.m. they will be walking all night. Also “Las Cruces de Mayo” Cross of May, Crosses made with flowers in la Cruz Street in Santa Pola and the most beautiful ones are shown in the old quarter of Alicante “Barrio la Cruz”. That’s all for May friends.

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News in Spanish

vea los cuadros en las páginas británicas de las noticias Translations kindly supplied by Camila from O’Duills

El mercadillo de Gran Alacant de la C/Canarias se ha ampliado con una extensión de 34 puestos nuevos, ahora hay un total de 134 puestos abiertos al público todos los jueves. Entre los nuevos vendedores de este mercadillo encontramos un asador de pollos, puestos de quesos artesanales, leche fresca, comida orgánica, especias Marroquíes, además de los puestos habituales de ropa y complementos de moda. Otros vendedores ambulantes que estén a la espera de un puesto podrán unirse al mercadillo cuando el nuevo esté abierto. Hay fotos en esta edición de la Feria de Abril de Gran Alacant que tuvo lugar cerca de la escuela durante la Semana Santa. Había atracciones de feria y varias casetas sirviendo comida y bebida, además de un escenario con varias actuaciones. Los patrocinadores principales fueron la Asociación Polanens, Hispania/Yellow Submarine y el Ayuntamiento. El Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola se encuentra en proceso de renovación de su red de semáforos con el objetivo de mejorar la seguridad vial en el área urbana, tanto para vehículos como peatones. Este es un proyecto financiado por el Departamento de Infraestructura a través del Plan Confianza, con un presupuesto de 121.469€, y ya ha comenzado a operar en cuatro cruces de semáforos. El proyecto es proporcionar semáforos

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para aumentar la fluidez del tráfico debido al aumento sustancial de la población durante los meses de verano, el ya complicado tráfico lo ha sido aún más por el daño a los reguladores y a los elementos obsoletos en mal estado. Los semáforos están siendo instalados con tecnología LED, detectores electromagnéticos y pulsadores para peatones, además se están instalando algunos con un horario fijado en relación con la demanda real del tráfico en todo momento. Además se está realizando el desmantelamiento de las bombillas de tráfico ya existentes para limpiarlas y se está sustituyendo gran parte del cableado. En esta edición pueden ver las fotos de los eventos que han transcurrido durante la Semana Santa en el Centro Comercial de Gran Alacant. Fotos suministradas por Stefan.

Más fotos de los eventos y de la Feria de Abril en nuestra web;: www.granalacantadvertiser.com Hablando de la Feria de Abril. Pusieron gravilla en el terreno de al lado de la escuela ahora este terreno puede ser usado como parking para los padres que pasan a recoger a sus hijos. La estructura a medio construir entre la escuela y el Centro Comercial ha sido alquilado por una compañía china. Esperamos que mejoren el aspecto de la monstruosidad que se encuentra allí.


El nuevo parque construido por MASA se abrirá pronto. Esta es una buena añadidura a nuestras urbanizaciones. Hemos mencionado anteriormente la idea de poner un rastro en el terreno del nuevo mercadillo cuando esté terminado. La idea todavía tiene que probarse, se espera que sea alguna tarde de domingo durante el mes de Mayo en el parking del Ayuntamiento de Gran Alacant. Cualquier persona puede llamar y reservar un sitio para poner una mesa y vender sus cosas de segunda mano. Puede ponerse en contacto con María o Jesús de la Asociación de Residentes Europeos de Gran Alacant en el 606 536 066 para reservar su lugar. La demanda de este primer mercadillo determinará si se volverá a hacer y con que frecuencia. Por el momento será una vez al mes pero si es un éxito se harán más domingos. Dos grandes proyectos están en marcha en Gran Alacant: las aceras de la calle Mediterráneo y las obras del nuevo mercadillo. En el área del mercadillo están allanando el terreno para preparar las obras. Este es un proyecto financiado por el Departamento de Infraestructura a través del Plan Confianza con un presupuesto de 520.501€, para la creación de un área cerrada de 12.400m2 al lado del polideportivo en la Av. Escandinavia con una capacidad para 290 puestos. El nuevo mercado, totalmente vallado, podrá dar lugar a 290 puestos en las seis líneas autorizadas para ello, cada una tendrá 7m de ancho para facilitar el movimiento de gente. Habrá un parking con 186 plazas, seis de las cuales serán para discapacitados. También habrá un edificio para uso administrativo, aseos públicos y una tienda.

También están plantando varios árboles para dar sombra y habrá bancos y cubos de basura. Se instalará una red de abastecimiento de agua para los puestos y sistemas de iluminación y baja tensión. Esto dará a los residentes de Gran Alacant un servicio de mayor calidad, pudiendo utilizar también este espacio para la realización de diversas actividades recreativas y al aire libre como conciertos, fiestas, etc. Las obras, que tienen un presupuesto de 520.501€ han sido asignados a la empresa conjunta APUC.Contratos Vilor y tiene un plazo de doce meses. Un seguimiento del artículo del mes pasado: Queridos Sanda y Barry Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para darle las gracias a Sergio y a Liliana, los veterinarios de la Plaza Masa por toda su ayuda y apoyo que me han dado a mí y a mi perra Lana de 8 años durantes estos últimos meses de angustia. La llevé a ellos después de un fin de semana en que la vi beber y orinar de manera excesiva, además no comía y estaba cada vez más letárgica. A través de su diligencia y un diagnóstico preciso fueron capaces de hacer las pruebas correspondientes y empezar el tratamiento adecuado. Resultó ser víctima de la comida de Mercadona. Ambos han sido buenísimos conmigo y han sido capaces de explicarme todo el tratamiento y todos los resultados de las pruebas de sangre y orina a pesar de que yo sé muy poco español. Me gustaría darles las gracias y recomendares a todos los lectores. Gracias de nuevo y seguid así con la revista. John

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We are easy to find in El Altet. From Gran Alacant turn off the N332 signposted El Altet. Over the roundabout. Over the traffic lights and we are on the right, before the next roundabout.

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There are coffee shops next to us when waiting for that short job to be carried out. For longer jobs we will pick your car up and deliver back to you, if in the Gran Alacant area.

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For further information contact 966181113 or 628774461 or 966 181 194 or any member of the company or email gasptheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Still the best magazine advertising prices in the area. Still the same rates as when we launched 7 YEARS AGO.

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We at GA Cards & Gifts are having a mega clearance sale, with up to 80% off all stock. We are now buying direct from the U.K. and cutting out the middle men, to offer you, the customer, a much better range of cards & gifts at much, much, better prices. During May & June we will be offering all stock at incredible prices to make way for lots of new lines.

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Our magazine turned up in Europe again. This time with Brian Bragg in front of The Wooden Horse in Troy, Turkey

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE LIFE RESORT see map at back of this edition

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At our new Centre in Santa Pola, we can service and repair any make of vehicle, whether it is a motor bike or large Motorhome, and we offer the following: • Head Gaskets • Engine Re-conditioning • Timing Belts • Clutches • Brakes • Welding • Air Con re-gas • Exhausts and Batteries • Tyres • Up to date Diagnostic equipment • Pre ITV Inspections and ITV tests. The Centre is headed by Tom May, who is an experienced vehicle technician who has spent 20 years at Vauxhall and 4 years with Mercedes in the UK, before moving over to Spain. Tom has also recently spent 5 years with Mercedes in Alicante, before joining our team in Santa Pola. Customers can be assured they will receive a first class service from a first class garage, that does not charge main dealer prices. For a friendly chat or advice, please give us a ring on the numbers below.

C/Ferrers 90, Pol. Ind. Santa Ana, Guardamar - Tel 966107606 or 647162821 C/Marineros 41, Pol. Ind IN-2, Santa Pola - Tel 965078505 or 647162821 Open: Mon - Friday 9am - 6pm (no siesta) Sat - 10am - 2pm E mail: info@englishgarage.com Website: www.englishgarage.com

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RESTAURANT

Serves pizza, pastas, fish, steaks, paella, chicken, persian plates. Open every day, all year from 13:00 till 00:00

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Tel: John or Denise Hutt 966 198 902

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The signals and emissions for the radio and TV channels are the strict and sole responsibility of the satellite provider SES ASTRA and the program providers of BBC and ITV PLC (Freesat) and BskyB, who reserve the right to change, add, remove or adjust the strength of the signal of the channels offered. These modifications are not the responsibility of Diginova, or the sellers, distributers or installers that collaborate with Diginova. The guarantee only covers factory defects for receivers and satellite equipment installed by Diginova is for 24 Months. The installation guarantee for defects is for 12 Months.

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€120,000

TS0298 WONDERFUL 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS DUPLEX. OPEN LOUNGE/DINING AREA, GALERIA AND LARGE SOLARIUM. NICE FRONT GARDEN. VERY SHORT WALK TO THE “CARABASI” BARS AND RESTAURANTS. COULD BE USED AS A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. €129,500

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MONTEMAR BOWLS AND SOCIAL CLUB (Sponsored by Super Valu)

Colin Armitage the new club captain

No Hard feelings then!

Stan Routledge receiving the trophy from Barbara the chairman's wife

Toni & Keith Men's drawn pairs winners

Please visit our web site at www.montemarbowls.com for more info about our Bowls and Social Club. New members are always welcome.

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*** NEW SERVICE *** Use our new POSTAL SERVICE to send cards, letters & parcels to friends and family in the UK and other countries

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“Personal Trainer Alicante” “Fitness Camp Spain”

Personal Fitness Training Programs available March 23rd to 1st June { any 10 weeks } Pre summer Beach Body Workouts/ Please book early !

Special offer E250euros for 12 sessions Available in Gran Alacant / Los Arenales / South Alicante/ Carabassi / Urbanova and Santa Pola

Tel: 961 129 157 www.personal-trainer-alicante.es www.fitness-camp-spain.com

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"I am an experienced and qualified counsellor who has set up this new online service to try and help anyone who is struggling to cope with life, a positive way forward!” "CONTACT ME FOR A FREE CHAT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MY SERVICE." Landline 0034 966 319 928 Online Counselling service www.lightcounselling.com

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We are a trustworthy reliable company with 10 years experience working in Spain and can provide a high quality cleaning and key holding service for either short or long term contracts. Our aim is to ensure that you, your family and friends can relax and enjoy your time in Spain.

Welcome packs and transfers available on request. We can also offer a wide range of other services including interior/exterior painting, garden clearance and general maintenance. For further information including references and instant quotes please contact Claire on Tel 966695359 – Mobile 660339927 or email Newhorizonsinspain@hotmail.co.uk

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on the next 5 pages Welcome to the area of Gran Alacant that includes the ComMercial Centre.

As you leave the N332 to come on to Gran Alacant this area is on your right. Our advertisers in this area are:COCINARTE, EURONICS, HOMEFINDERS, LINEN MILLS, and on page 3 GRANNET


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Call at our office in the GA Centre

For our location, see the GA map at the back of this magazine. Easy to use web page updated daily in Spanish and English.

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Royal British Legion-Gran Alacant Branch BR 3606

The Gran Alacant Branch meets on the First Tuesday of the month at 16:45 New Time.

New location -

Community Council Room in the Library (Behind Doctors). New members always welcome, you do not need to be ex-forces to join us. ANNUAL DINNER & DANCE - The RBL GA will be holding this event at Molly Malone's on Tues 15th May, 7:30 for 8:00 pm. 3 Crs meal + glass of wine or water, Music with Jimmy Mac. Tickets Euros 14.50 Ticket Only (Limited) All welcome. Contact Joan 629 722 636 or numbers below.

The next Branch meetings will be 8th May & 5th June.

Further details from - Robin 96 669 5423 or Brian 639 917 971. Email:

secretarybr3606@gmail.com

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A recipe from

Sandra’s Cookbook

which you can read online at:- www.sandrascookbook.com compiled by Sandra Bonathan (not Sandra from this magazine)

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

Delicious! Either use the traditional biscuit base, or make a fatless sponge base instead. (One large egg beaten with equal weight of sugar till like custard, then equal weight of plain flour folded in). Spread on baking paper and bake at 200c until firm. Cut out using the same tin you will make the cheesecake in. Ingredients

Base *12 crushed digestives *50g butter or marg (melted) Filling *300 g full fat cream cheese *200 g white chocolate, broken *200 ml chilled whipping cream *about 500g fresh raspberries (or defrosted frozen) *1 leaf gelatine *icing sugar

Method Mix together biscuits and butter and press into base of loose bottomed cake tin (about 20cm). You can line the tin with greaseproof paper if you want to. Put in fridge or freezer while you make the filling. Lightly whip the cream, not to peaks, just till thickened. Carefully melt chocolate with a splash of the cream. White chocolate seizes easily. Add cream cheese to chocolate, mixing well. Fold in whipped cream. Pile half mix onto base, scatter with berries. Cover with rest of mix, and chill till set. Puree most of the remaining fruit, leaving some to decorate the top, adding a little icing sugar to taste. Soak a leaf of gelatine in 2 tbsp cold water, then melt for 20 secs in m/wave. Beat into pureed fruit. Use with rest of fruit to top the cheesecake. Alternative For those using a sponge base, a little whiskey or Amoretto can be sprinkled over the base before filling. Sandra's Cookbook Š 2010

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(back for its second season) Alfresco Burger Bar (Outside terrace). Have you tried to get anything to eat T H G I after 11pm? Problem solved!! MIDN H Smell the onions between MUNC 11pm and 1.30am. 100% Irish beef burgers, large hotdogs. Only2.95€

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Molly's entertainment calender for May

phone 966 695 830

Thursday 3rd May The Fabulous Cabbelleros Show. Meal plus show 12.50 euro's. show only 5 euros. not to be missed. % of proceeds going to M.A.B.S. Cancer Charity Thursday 15th May Molly's welcomes The British legion party who are having their annual private function with the great Jimmy Mac Show. Doors open to the public from 11pm no cover charge. Friday through to Sunday "The Terryoke Experience" Music/Karaoke /and Dancing Food served Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm till 9pm. Tuesdays the ever popular Zumba classes with Cindy starting 12pM to 1 pm All major sporting events shown on Giant Screen Wi Fi also available Groups and parties catered for. see Terry for details

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Pets In Spain is a website dedicated to the re-homing of abandoned and unwanted animals on the Costa Blanca. Whether you are looking to adopt an animal, advertise an animal or if you simply want to know more about taking care of your pet in Spain, please take a look at our site. To view more animals for adoption go to: www.petsinspain.info If you would like to advertise an animal email: info@petsinspain.info Grace is 1 of 5 gorgeous black puppies that were rescued when they were just a few days old. They had been discarded by a rubbish bin and were helpless little puppies close to death. They are now about 4 months old and will be big when fully grown. Call: 659 274 573 Smudge was born 1st May 2011 to a chocolate point Siamese. Quite a little character and can be talkative. He has been brought up with other cats and dogs. Not really suitable as a house cat or to live in a flat as he is used to wide open spaces. Call: 655 027 676

Petra is a 8 month old Daschund cross. She is a very friendly small girl and good with other dogs, she is vaccinated and would really love to have a home of her own. Call: 616 210 850. Josefina was hit by a vehicle when she was found a few months ago but thankfully no bones were broken. She was born on the 10/11/2010 and is a little nervous when first meeting someone but very cuddly. She is good with other dogs and cats and needs someone to love her. Call: 950 466 055

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Tel: 966 698 569

EUTHANASIA DRUG SPECIAL OFFER! (OR THE EXCESSES OF FREE MARKET AND INTERNET)

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WHAT’S THAT? IN THE CLOT? by

Mark Etheridge

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FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT & nearby areas There are many Vet bills/animals in need. You can help by: Sponsor an animal for an amount per month or donate, Acc.no…….2077 0338 7011 01564000

IN URGENT NEED OF ADOPTION, FOSTERING RIGHT:- the white one is LEFT:female middle size and OR two blind kittens, the other middle-big now 7 months old SPONSORSHIP !!! size male FUND RAISING BOOT SALES – RASTROS EVERY 1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH from October to June from 10am - 2pm at SUNSET BAR RESTAURANT Carabassi Bar Centre, Gran Alacant 3rd Thursday in the month at HUGGIN & MUNNIN bar (top GA, next to new Chinese shop). Weather permitting. From 10 to 14hrs. New (or as new) articles and items at very low prices Book prices for non-resalers 0,50 cts. for + 2, hardbacks and movies 1€. Come and Support the cause by grabbing a bargain Animals NEED our help constantly ! PLEASE NO ARTICLES ACCEPTED DAY OF STALL/SALE We do not have a shelter. Our work is to trap ferals to sterelize them and help animals in other ways.

NO MORE EXCUSES TO ABANDON DOMESTIC ANIMALS OWNED BY THE BRITISH NOW. On the 1st of January 2012, the rules for bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK changed. The previous rules for pets coming into the UK no longer apply, See: www.defra.gov.uk/pets Don’t delay – find out the rules in plenty of time before you travel. If you wish to return to the UK with your pet after a trip abroad, or intend to bring your pet into the UK for the first time, you need to be aware of the changes to the UK pet entry rules which took effect on 1 January 2012. In the link above you will find section A that has a questioneer titled Is your pet prepared?, if you answer yes…then your pet is ready. PLEASE PASS THE WORD, LET´S PREVENT ABANDONING.

Foster Homes & Volunteers Needed. Food and material accepted (except Generic Markets brand food). For info contact feralfriends.ga@gmail.com 697 574 199 (except Sundays)

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Gran Alacant Social Blog And Gossip Site ….. it’s like ‘Facebook’ but a little different. Just register (free), your account is then immediately activated and you will be logged into ‘Gasbags’. Gasbags Social Network provides you with an instant ‘Community’. Members can edit their profile, post events, news and gossip, send and receive private messages, create photo galleries and groups, invite and share with friends and a lot, lot more. LOG ON TO www.gasbags.us

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

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SUDOKU

Difficulty rating: easy

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: medium

DOODLE AREA

ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

Difficulty rating: hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of CARABASI BARS COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) CASANOVA PHOENIX RESTAURANT, PHOENIX BAR OCEAN 11 MOLLY MALONE YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA, SANDHILLS AQUARIUS

ALLOTMENTS

PROPOSED SITE OF THE NEW CHURCH

SCHOOL

SEZAVU

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PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

PLAZA MAYOR

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VET GA EXOTICS DARBYʼS CHIPPY EL RINCON & MONTE MAR TAVERNA TIMES SQUARE

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GA BOWLS CLUB

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

HOMEFINDERS /SOLEIL

COCINARTE

3 LINEN MILL

GRANNET BOTTOM FLOOR OF THE GA COMMERCIAL CENTRE

PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE,

BLUE AREAS SUCH AS “SPORTS CENTRE” & BROWN AREAS SUCH AS THE “SCHOOL” are reserved for Council amenities, and are NOT for housing

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS HARD EASY

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TOURIST INFORMATION

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

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LIFE RESORT FOR SHOW TICKETS see page 20

PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 697 749 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 Iberdrola................................901 202 020

Library GA............................ 966 697 110 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................965 411 103 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......................................965 292 000 Taxi sited at ALDI...................96 541 11 11 Telefonica..............................1004

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Bus Timetables. Baile buses Santa Pola

Alicante

Saturdays

Sundays & Festivals

MORE INFO AT:-

Alicante

Saturd

Sundays & Fe

Santa Pola to airport from Mondays to Friday

Santa Pola to University from Mondays to Fridays 14 Se

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SANTA POLA - AIRPORT MONDAY to FRIDAY

Santa Pola

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THE GRAN ALACANT SHOPPING BUS which drops off and picks up, all around Gran Alacant :-

Mornings start at 09.30 from shopping centre, and every 30 minutes until 13.30 ending also at shopping centre. Afternoon: Shopping centre from 17.30 to 18.30 From Don Pueblo 18.50 and finish at shopping centre a 19.00

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Train Stop, Masa Complex above SuperValu

DAILY SPECIALS O A P Small cod or haddock and chips 3.50€ Small cod or haddock and chips served with a slice of bread and butter, choice of mushy peas, beans or curry sauce 5.00€ Large cod or haddock and chips 6.00€

Free delivery on orders over €10.00 Eat in or take away. Tel: 966 697 070 at the PLAZA MAYOR Complex Gran Alacant Above Super Valu

MAY opening hours Monday to Thursday 5pm till late Friday and Saturday 12.30 till Late Sunday 6pm till late


Gran Alacant Advertiser May 2012