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News GA bowls GASP Photo gallery News in Spanish & Dutch News in Spanish & Dutch MABS on GA British Legion Fiesta timetables K9 Beauty page Info page Tourist info the Clot Local forums Vet Wordsearch Sudoku Map Gran Alacant Telephone numbers Map Alicante Bus route Map Santa Pola Bus timetables

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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 our email section.

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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 everyone, We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year and welcome you to our December edition. Where has this year gone? it is frightening just how fast time seems to be going. It has certainly been a very hard year for many people, lets hope that next year will see an improvement. We have still seen good things happening on Gran Alacant though this year. This Christmas Loreto was so pleased, she had been trying to get a Feliz Navidad sign across the road leading into Gran Alacant for years and this year she has succeeded, it really does look lovely and very welcoming. Look through the magazine this month for places that are advertising their Christmas Lunch also others where you can choose to celebrate the New Year. Our front cover robin picture was taken by our El Clot columnist Mark Etheridge from the Charco de Contacto hide which is the main pool in the Clot. Sandra and Barry

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Advertising with us lets you also target non British readers, with our printed and online magazine, as our production now has our news in English, Spanish and Dutch. ALSO Now delivering into Alicante. Spreading your advertising. We are the magazine to be with!!!!!!!! We will continue to KEEP IT LOCAL!!

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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. We start in a round a bout way!!!!!!! With news of two roundabouts.

The roundabout near the school is hopefully to be officially opened by the Mayor on December 5th at noon, the same day as the “Big Street Party� Council workmen have been busy building a low wall and clearing the high bank round the outside of the roundabout to give nicer views, where seating will be included in this area. This roundabout, as with the other two on Gran Alacant will have Christmas lighting installed. The entrance to Gran Alacant, for the first time, will also be lit up, to welcome visitors.

Talking of road working, the dual carriageway from Santa Pola, out towards Elche is now finished, complete with extra roundabouts, paths and cycleways. Pictured right at the inauguration is the Councillor of Infrastructure, Mario Flowers, with the Popular party Miquel Zaragozza and the Socialist, Alexander. Talks are still ongoing about the dangerous exits off Gran Alacant and the bad turning off the N332 into Santa Pola. A BIG STREET PARTY is to be held on Sunday the 5th December outside the Carabasi Bar Complex. Some of the

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owners have got together, at their own expense, to put on this event, with proceeds going to the disadvantaged children of Nicaragua Loreto Cascales has arranged for the road to be closed, tables, chairs, and a stage will be provided for entertainment throughout the day, There will also be car boot stalls. Everybody welcome. Pictures in next months issue.

A Fashion Show in aid of the Alzheimers Association was due to have taken place on Sunday 28th November, at the Life Resort, whilst our magazine was at the printers. We hope to have pictures in our next issue. Various businesses have helped sponsor the event, which has been arranged by Ralph and Kate Jones.

We have a list in this issue of all of the festivities available in Santa Pola and on Gran Alacant, during the festive period. You will see that apart from Santa arriving outside the Gran Alacant Council offices, everything else will be taking place at the Life Resort, in collaboration with the Santa Pola Town Hall. This is the first year that such festivities have taken place on Gran Alacant and hopefully will now take place every year in the future.

The Town Hall has had meetings with the Alicante film studios to use different locations in the area in any future films they produce. This is hoped to help promote Santa Pola.

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Do you have good clothes, toys, food etc, that you would like to

donate to the under privileged in Santa Pola and Gran Alacant? Maybe toys the kids are fed up with, clothes that are outgrown, you will be able to take them to the Life Resort, possibly on the 19th December, (watch out in case the date is changed), nearer the time.

The allotments have all now been allocated and those selected will be presented with their keys, at Santa Pola Town Hall at 10am on November 26th.

The second phase and the completing of the Gran Alacant Sports Hall will start soon, leading to this wonderful facility being available to us all.

An area, pointed out to us that has not been swept lately, where broken glass had been left lying around will be looked into and actioned by Loreto.

The pavements in front of the GA apartments, opposite Quicksave, are now being replaced and we asked if at the same time something could be done about the slippery pavements on the other side of the road. The other dangerous pavements outside the BBVA bank will hopefully also be sorted. Many of the 400 trees that were planted beside all the new paving along Av. Noruega and Av. Mediterraneo that are dying or dead will be replaced in the near future, in answer to one of our emails.

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News sent to us by MABS Support Group - Gran Alacant Branch There will be a Christmas Get-together at J.P.’s bar which is opposite the Medical Clinic, Gran Alacant between 2.00-5.00p.m. Anyone connected with us and anyone who would like to help and be a volunteer, please come and meet the Team and Volunteers for Tea and Mince Pies. We always need more volunteers to join our register for driving and translating. Below are two police reports sent to us by the press office.

On the 27th October at 7am, a call went through to the local Police that a person was being attacked on Av. Mediterraneano and that he had taken refuge in the Bar “Sheila”. The attacked person was taken to the Medical Centre with a head injury and the attacker was taken to the Guardia Civil Station in Santa Pola.

A Moroccan male was arrested after trying to rob a car when the local Police noticed 3 people acting suspiciously along Carabasi, they were crouching down behind their car. When the Police stopped, two people ran off but the Police detained the third. After searching him they found an airplane ticket pertaining to another person, also clothing not belonging to him were found in his car.

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Last and not least, sent to us by Ian Voting for the third Gran Alacant Restaurant Award started on

November 5th and has always been supported by Sandra and Barry from the Gran Alacant Advertiser ...my thanks to them.

You can play your part by logging on to any of the forums in Gran Alacant all of whom are featured in this magazine ...as I said it’s the third year we have run the award and each year it,s popularity grows ....over 100 people voted in just the first few days and voters will be able to play their part up until 14th Jan.

This year local businesses have been coming forward to sponsor the Award by donating prizes towards the presentation night and also by supporting the award whenever they can.. G.A Homefinders one of our local estate agents..Grannet one of our local T.V and internet providers and the local website mygranalacant are all playing their part as well as the Gran Alacant Advertiser ......and I hope to have a few more on board in the next few days .....the businesses who have pledged their support are all featured in the Chicken Wings Advert in this magazine.

I update the voting every day on the forums where you can vote for" Best Restaurant" and "Best Breakfast" and there has been some fantastic reviews so far so please log on and read them. I think you will agree we have some fantastic restaurants in Gran Alacant so please log and give your favorite your vote ...I will also give you another update in next months Gran Alacant Advertiser Thanks Luton ...Ian Robertson


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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 U NE

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all of our customers, old & new.

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MONTEMAR BOWLS AND SOCIAL CLUB (Sponsored by Supa Valu) On Saturday 13th November, we entertained a touring team from Tamworth Bowls Club and enjoyed an entertaining mornings bowling session. We did have some success, winning on five of the six rinks. But as usual, the opportunity to mix our team and to enjoy the camaraderie with our guests, were the most important ingredients. In conjunction with this match we held a Charity "tabletop sale" and raised nearly €850 for our club charities i.e. the Heart Foundation and Prostate Cancer. Thanks goes to all those who donated, and particularly to the ladies who worked so hard to make the event such a resounding success. Back to the leagues, and not such a success was our Picadors SABA Discovery league game on Monday 15th November, against San Miguel Comets where we were decisively beaten by the better team on the day. Our only success came from the trip of Mike Soars, Rita Towle and David Eades, although, Rowena Good, Bill Clifton and Ian Gibbons came close, losing by just one shot. Montemar Picadors TOTAL SHOTS FOR – 83 POINTS FOR – 2 Well played the Comets.

San Miguel Comets TOTAL SHOTS AGAINST –111 POINTS AGAINST – 12

Montemar Matadors, played host to the San Luis Lions in the SABA division A on Friday 19th November and fared slightly better than the Picadors. But despite being egged on by the sparse crowd of relatives and friends, the Matadors came second on four of the rinks and first on two. Well done to Rowena Good, June Young and skip David Eades and to Babs Caiger, Gordon Fisher and Skip Mike Farrelly. Montemar Matadors TOTAL SHOTS FOR – 74 POINTS FOR – 4 San Luis Lions TOTAL SHOTS AGAINST –118 POINTS AGAINST – 10 Well played the Lions. Montemar Matadors get chilled by by the blues! Another outstanding result for the Toreadors playing at home this week against Lemon Tree Leopards in the SABA Division C. A big shot difference of 134 to 70 and an overall win of 14 points to zero. We wait with anticipation to see if we have now topped the league in place of being second in the league last week. Well done to all six winning rinks for achieving a fantastic result. Please visit our web site at www.montemarbowls.com for more info about Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club. New members are always welcome.

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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

Cafeteria

8.30 - 23.00 hours Service of Breakfasts, Snacks.

restaurant & terrace for the evenings

cafeteria and beer house

Hamburgers, Fish and Chips, Sandwiches/Baguettes and much more. Specials: Hamburger and Chips 3 euro Baguette/Sandwich and Chips 3 euro bowling green

Service everyday.

Restaurant

13.00 - 23.00 hours Service Menu Lunch and Dinners everyday

LUNCH from Monday to Friday (changes everyday) 9 euro - Special Salad, Bread, Tomato Ali Oli - 1st Plate to choose from 4 - 2nd Plate to choose from 4 - Sweet - Coffee with milk, Wine, Beer Refreshment DINNERS from Monday to Sunday (changes every month) 10 euro

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- Salad of Ham and Cheese - Delights of the House - Bread, Tomato Ali Oli - 1st Plate to choose from 6 - 2nd Plate to choose from 6 - Various Sweets - Coffee with Milk, 1/2 Bottle Wine, Beer or Refreshment SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Dinner and Lunch Special Changes every weekend) - Saturday Dinner Dance - 12 euro - Sundays Special Menu - 15 euro

ALL THE ABOVE AVAILABLE DURING DECEMBER AND JANUARY

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GASP

Gran Alacant Santa Pola Theatre Group provided two wonderful evenings of entertainment in their first full performance at the “Casa del Culture Santa Pola”. Proceeds of 250 euro were donated to the library of Pablo Churches. Those involved in the show were:David Ashley, Christine Lombardy, Penny Rooke, Mollie Jewitt, Philip Lester, Tony Skinner, Marion Lacey Chris Rooke, Davina Phillips, Terry Lacey and David Jesus Mariño Hernandez. plus, behind the scenes Terry Lacey, Marion Lacey, Nancy Shanley, Joan Feabes, Stella Fairfax and Marian Roberts.

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Below and on the next two pages are advertisers in the lovely Spanish town of

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Three different businesses together in one area.

ARMONIA

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.

GA Services have a full page advert on the centre pages.

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On Christmas morning a policeman on horseback is sitting at a traffic light, and next to him is a kid on his shiny new bike. The policeman says to the kid, "Nice bike you got there. Did Santa bring that to you?" The kid says, "Yeah." The cop says, "Well, next year tell Santa to put a tail-light on that bike." The cop then proceeds to issue the kid a €20.00 bicycle safety violation ticket. The kid takes the ticket and before he rides off says, "By the way, that's a nice horse you got there. Did Santa bring that to you?" Humouring the kid, the p.c. says, "Yeah, he sure did."

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The kid says, "Well, next year tell Santa to put the stupidity in the horse's brain instead of on his back."


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Why does Santa have three gardens? So he can ho-ho-ho!--------------Where do you find reindeer? It depends on where you leave them!

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Knock Knock Who's there ? Mary Mary who ? Mary Christmas ! ---------------Knock Knock Who's there ? Avery Avery who ? Avery merry Christmas !


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Birthday Boy

In the yellow boxes = Gabi’s birthday at Hispania. In the blue boxes = Chris and Dawn renewed their wedding vows and had a reception party in The Phoenix, plus a hen and cock night out around all the bars. In the red boxes the bowls club held a Fair at Monte y Mar all in the aid of Charity

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MABS Interclub 5th Nov.2010. The Interclub took full advantage of Halloween to hold a special evening, especially as the local shops offered a wonderful selection of costumes and decorations. The Club has a varied programme which includes quizzes and dinner dances for each season which takes place at Ricardo’s Restaurant, Gran Alacant every Thursday evening and this particular Halloween we had a Murder Mystery. The Restaurant looked fantastic thanks to Ricardo and the Committee, with large hanging spiders, witches, skeletons, skulls and a Grand Table to complement a Grand Feast with lit-up pumpkin lanterns. This all helped toward the perfect ambience for a Spooky Castle Murder. Ten of the Club members took part and not only did they dress the part but the rest of the members joined in as witches, draculas and ghosts, as you can see from the photos it was a spectacle to behold. The resident ghost of Spooky Castle also made a couple of appearances. There was plenty of ad-libbing and clues to help solve the murder of Sue-Perr-Natrell the Producer of the team from the Really Haunted TV Show who were at Spooky Castle to catch sightings of the ghosts!!! The murderer Si Coe was unearthed! Caught, handcuffed and handed over to the Police. It was a very different, fun evening with a prize for the best-dressed character which was Lotta-Spooks the Castle Owner. Thanks to all who took part and dressed up for making it such a good evening. If you would like any more information regarding the Interclub please ring the President Bob Newby 966 697 439.

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MUNICIPLE OFFICE, HEALTH CENTRE, LIBRARY

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See Homefinders 2 page spread advert on centre pages and Victoria on page 27

ERVICES, HOMEFINDERS office 1, VICTORIA and FRICANDO are all in this block Boxed Christmas Cards on sale now, prices from â‚Ź2.00. Limited stock available. Coming soon: 2011 calendars depicting landscapes & wildlife from the local area - Photographs courtesy of John B. Oliver (Our resident GA photographer).

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Translations kindly supplied by Camila from OʼDuills & Alain from Los Belgas

Empezamos con las rotondas!!!!!! Con noticias de dos rotondas.

Se espera que la rotonda cerca del colegio va a ser abierta oficialmente por el Alcalde el 5 de diciembre al mediodia, el mismo día que "La Gran Fiesta de la Calle" Los trabajadores del Ayto. han estado ocupados construyendo un muro bajo y limpiando el montículo de tierra de alrededor para dar unas mejores vistas, van a poner bancos en ésta zona. Esta rotonda, como las otras dos de Gran Alacant tendrán luces de Navidad instaladas. La entrada a Gran Alacant, por primera vez, también estará iluminada, para dar la bienvenida a los visitantes. Hablando de trabajos de carretera, la carretera de doble carril que va de Sta. Pola a Elche ya ha acabado, completada con más rotondas, caminos y carril bici. En la foto de la inauguración está el Concejal de Infraestructura, Mario Flores, con Miquel Zaragozza del PP y el Socialista, Alejandro. Se sigue debatiendo sobre las salidas peligrosas de Gran Alacant y la mala entrada del N332 a Santa Pola. Una GRAN FIESTA DE CALLE dará lugar el Domingo 5 de diciembre en el Complejo de Carabassi.

We beginnen met nieuws van twee rotondes.

Het rondpunt in de buurt van de school wordt hopelijk officieel geopend door de burgemeester op 5 december rond de middag, de dag van de "Big Street Party" De arbeiders zijn bezig met het bouwen van een lage muur en het wissen van de hoge bankaal rond de buitenkant van het rondpunt om mooier uitzicht te geven , waar banken op dit gebied zal worden opgeplaatst. Dit rondpunt, als ook de andere twee op Gran Alacant zullen Kerstverlichting geïnstalleerd zal worden.

De ingang van Gran Alacant, voor de eerste keer, zal ook worden verlicht, om bezoekers te verwelkomen.

Nu we het hebben over de weg, de dual weg van Santa Pola, uit te werken op de weg naar Elche is voltooid, compleet met extra rotondes, paden en fietspaden. Afgebeeld rechts bij de inhuldiging is het lid van de Raad van infrastructuur, Mario Flowers, met de Volks partij Miquel Zaragozza en de sociaal-democratische, Alexander. Gesprekken zijn nog aan de gang over de gevaarlijke uitgangen uit Gran Alacant en de slechte bocht van de N332 richting Santa Pola. Een grote STREET PARTY wordt gehouden op zondag 5 december buiten de Carabasi Bar Complex. Sommige van de eigenaren hebben samen, op eigen kosten, voor dit evenement, met opbrengst dat gaat naar de kansarme

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Algunos de los dueños de los locales se han reunido, a cuenta propia, para llevar a cabo este evento, todos los beneficios irán a los niños desfavorecidos de Nicaragua. Loreto Cascales ha arreglado para cerrar la calle, las mesas, sillas y escenario serán provistos para el entretenimiento durante todo el día. También habrán puestos de mercadillo. Todo el mundo es bienvenido, las fotos estarán en la edición del mes que viene. Un Desfile de Moda para ayudar la Asociación de Alzheimers dió lugar el Domingo 28 de noviembre, en el Life Resort, mientras nuestra revista estaba en la imprenta. Esperamos tener fotos para el próximo mes. Varios locales han ayudado a patrocinar el evento, que ha sido organizado por Ralph y Kate Jones. Tenemos una lista en este número de todas las fiestas de Santa Pola y Gran Alacant, durante el período de las Fiestas. Verás que aparte de Papá Noel llegando al Ayuntamiento, todo lo demás dará lugar en el Life Resort, en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola. Este es el primer año que tenemos fiestas en Gran Alacant, y se espera que tomen lugar cada año. El Ayuntamiento se ha reunido con los Estudios de Cine de Alicante para usar los diferentes exteriores de la zona para futuras películas que se rueden. Se espera que ayude a promover Santa Pola.

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kinderen van Nicaragua

Loreto Cascales heeft voorbereid om de weg te sluiten , voor tafels, stoelen, en een podium wordt verstrekt voor entertainment gedurende de dag,

Ook zal er een rommelmarkt plaatsvinden .Wilt u deelnemen aan de rommelmarkt gelieve een van de bars die deelnemen te contacteren . Iedereen welkom. Foto's in volgende maand tijdschrift.

Een mode show in steun voor de ziekte van Alzheimer vereniging moest hebben plaatsgevonden op zondag 28 november, bij de Life Resort, terwijl ons tijd schrift op de printers was. Wij hopen om foto's in ons volgend nummer te hebben. Verschillende bedrijven hebben bijgedragen aan de sponsor van het evenement, dat werd uitgevoerd door Ralph en Kate Jones.

We hebben een lijst in deze kwestie van alle van de festiviteiten beschikbaar in Santa Pola en op Gran Alacant, tijdens de feestdagen. U zult zien dat afgezien van Santa’s aankomst buiten

de kantoren van de Gran Alacant Raad, alles vindt plaats in het Life-Resort, in samenwerking met het stad huis van Santa Pola. Dit is het eerste jaar dat dergelijke festiviteiten plaats vinden in Gran Alacant en hopelijk zal het nu plaatsvinden elk jaar in de toekomst.

Het stad huis heeft ontmoetingen gehad met de Alicante film studio's om gebruiken van verschillende locaties in het gebied in een toekomstige films die zij produceren. Dit is om te helpen bevorderen van Santa Pola. Heb je goede kleding, speel goed,


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Urb: Victoria Playa GA0089 Duplex, 2/3 bed, 2 bath, terrace, fully furnished, patio, views of communal pool and the sea. Gated complex

Urb: Don Pueblo III GA0123 Duplex, 3 bed, 2 bath, huge basement, furnished, fireplace, aircon/heating, tennis courts and com pool. Gated community

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0019 Bungalow, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, large solarium, private parking, under-build, fire place and communal pool,

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Urb: Don Pueblo III GA0061 Duplex, 2 beds, 2 bath, fully furnished, fireplace, terrace, communal pool. Gated community

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Urb: Monte y Mar GA0132 Duplex, 2 bed, 2 bath, garden, solarium, aircon/heating, views, parking and communal pool. Top GA

120,000 euro

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Urb: Monte y Mar GA0124 Bungalow, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, large solarium, private parking, conservatory, fire place and communal pool,

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0133 Apartment, ground floor, 3 bed, 1 bath, furnished, a/c, heating, under-floor heatingbathroom and com pool. Negotiable

Urb: Brisas del Faro GA0073 Ground floor bungalow, 3 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, A/A, terrace, front line sea views, com pool. Gated complex

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0145 Detached villa, 3 bed, 3 bath, fully furnished, aircon/heating, private pool and plot 400 m2. Bottom GA. Negotiable

Urb: Puerto Marino GA0118 Chalet, detached, 3 bed, 3 bath, furnished, plot 220m2, solarium, terrace, a/c heating, com pool and close to amenities. Negotiable

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0004 Apartment, ground floor, corner, 2 bed, 1 bath, furnished, aircon/ heating, com swimming pool. Gated complex.

129,000 euro

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Happy Christmas from both of our oďŹƒces on GRAN ALACANT Easy to use web page updated daily in Spanish and English.

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¿Tienes buena ropa, juguetes, comida, etc, que te gustaría donar a los menos favorecidos de Santa Pola y Gran Alacant? A lo mejor juguetes con los que ya no juegan tus hijos, ropa que ya no les va... lo puedes llevar al Life Resort, posiblemente el 19 de diciembre (es posible que cambien la fecha) Los huertos ya han sido adjudicados y a los seleccionados se les han dado las llaves, en el Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola a las 10am el 26 de noviembre. La segunda fase y terminación del Polideportivo de Gran Alacant empezará pronto, dejando estas maravillosas instalaciones disponibles para todos. Nos han comentado sobre una zona que no han barrido últimamente donde hay vidrio roto, Loreto va a tomar acción. Las aceras enfrente de los apartamentos GA, enfrente de Quicksave, están siendo cambiadas y hemos preguntado si al mismo tiempo algo se puede hacer con las aceras deslizantes del otro lado de la calle. Esperamos que también las otras aceras peligrosas de fuera del BBVA van a ser cambiadas. Muchos de los 400 árboles que fueron plantados al lado de las aceras de Avda. Noruega y Avda. Mediterráneo están muertos o se están muriendo, van a ser reemplazados próximamente, en respuesta a uno de nuestros emails. ¿Dónde está nuestra comisaría de

voedsel enz., die u wilt doneren aan de onder bevoorrechte in Santa Pola en Gran Alacant? Misschien speelgoed of kleren die de kinderen zijn ontgroeid, u zult ze kunnen binnenbrengen in het leven Resort, eventueel op 19 december, (kijk uit voor het geval dat de datum wordt gewijzigd) , een vervroegde datum .

De toewijzingen zijn alle nu toegewezen en die geselecteerd waren, worden gepresenteerd met hun sleutels, in Santa Pola stad huis om 10 uur op 26 november.

De tweede fase en de voltooiing van de Gran Alacant sport zaal zal binnenkort beginnen, wat leidt dat deze prachtige faciliteit beschikbaar is voor ons allemaal.

Een gebied, gewezen ons dat niet geveegd wordt de laatste tijd, waar gebroken glas waren achtergelaten zal worden bekeken en geactiveerd worden door Loreto.

De trottoirs aan de voorkant van de GA-appartementen, tegenover Quicksave, zijn nu vervangen en we hebben gevraagd als op hetzelfde moment iets zou worden gedaan aan de glad wegdek aan de andere kant van de weg. De andere gevaarlijke trottoirs buiten de BBVA bank zal hopelijk ook worden vervangen.

Veel van de 400 bomen die zijn geplant naast alle nieuwe bestrating langs AV. Noruega en AV. Mediterraneo die sterven of dood zijn worden vervangen in de nabije toekomst, in antwoord op een van onze e-mails.

Waar is onze vervanging van het politiebureau?

Nogmaals is dit in de hand en niet vergeten.

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policia de reemplazo? Otra vez, no se han olvidado y están en ello. Información enviado por MABS Grupo de Apoyo - rama de Gran Alacant. Habrá una reunión de Navidad en el bar J.P. que está enfrente de la clínica medica de GA entre las 2.00 - 5.00 p.m. Cualquiera conectado a nosotros y cualquiera que quiera ayudar y ser voluntario, por favor venir a conocer el Equipo y Voluntarios para tomar té y pastas. Siempre necesitamos más voluntarios para conducir y traducir. Abajo, dos informes de policía enviados por la oficina de prensa. El 27 de octubre a las 7am, una llamada alertó a la Policía Local, que una persona estaba siendo atacada en Avda. Mediterráneo y que tomó refugio en el bar Sheila. El atacado fue llevado al centro de salud con una herida en la cabeza y el agresor fue llevado a la estación de la Guardia Civil de Santa Pola. Un Marroquí fue arrestado después de intentar robar un coche. La Policía Local vio 3 personas actuando de forma sospechosa en Carabasi, estaban agachados detrás de su coche. Cuando la Policía paró, dos salieron corriendo pero detuvieron al tercero. Después de registrarlo encontraron un tícket de avión perteneciente a otra persona, además de ropa que no era suya dentro de su coche.

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Más noticias locales el próximo mes.

Nieuws naar ons gestuurd door de steungroep van MABS - Gran Alacant Branch

Er zal een Kerstmis Get-together in J.P. bar zijn die je tegenover de medische kliniek vindt, Gran Alacant tussen 2,005,00 s’namiddags, Iedereen verbonden met ons en iedereen die wil helpen en een vrijwilliger wil worden , gelieve om te komen en zo het team en de vrijwilligers te ontmoeten voor een thee en Mince Pies. We zijn altijd op zoek naar meer vrijwilligers om toe te treden in onze register voor rij- en vertalingwerken .

Hieronder zijn twee processen-verbaal naar ons gestuurd door het pers bureau.

Op 27 oktober om 7uur s’morgens , een gesprek ging door de lokale politie dat een persoon werd aangevallen op AV. Mediterraneano en dat hij schuilplaats had genomen in de bar "Sheila". De aangevallen persoon werd meegenomen naar het medisch centrum met een hoofd letsel en de aanvaller werd meegenomen naar het Guardia Civil Station in Santa Pola. Een Marokkaanse man werd gearresteerd na het proberen van een auto te stelen toen de lokale politie 3 mensen zag die verdacht veel langs Carabasi liepen , ze waren omlaag gehurkt achter hun auto. Wanneer de politie stopte, liepen er twee van hen weg , maar de politie kon de derde aanhouden . Na het onderzoeken vonden ze een vlieg tuig ticket met betrekking tot een andere persoon, kleding dat niet van hem was werd ook gevonden in zijn auto. Meer lokale nieuws volgende maand.


M.A.B.S. on GRAN ALACANT This year we have been quite busy, especially one of our translators who helps the ladies out if they want to go for a mammogram. Just to mention a few people, we helped a lady in Gran Alacant who had lung cancer providing transport to and from the hospital until other complications set in and sadly she died in September. Also a very elderly couple in Santa Pola it was the lady who needed a lot of support and transport to Elche Hospital and amazingly she is doing well now. We have been helping a gentleman in Valverde for almost a year with transport again to Elche for several courses of treatment, very sadly he also passed away the other week. A wonderfully positive lady has overcome so many obstacles, not to mention a double mastectomy, a reconstructing operation, other complications along the way but still going strong, and one of our translators who went with her on her first visit to Alicante Hospital, is still supporting her. We have helped with lending out equipment and

putting people in touch with other organisations if we cannot help. Thank you to all the Volunteers who have helped this year. LIST OF EQUIPMENT FOR HIREMABS GRAN ALACANT BRANCH. Free for patients with Cancer. Suggested Donations for other Needs. Wheelchairs 50 euros Deposit 15e. per week hire Hoist 50 euros Deposit 20e per week. V-shaped Pillow 5e. *Commode Chair 5e. *Toilet Seats 5e. *Walking Frames 5e. *Pair of Crutches 5e. *Bedpan 5e. *Mattress Cover 5e *Waterproof Cover 5e *Shower Chair 5e. *Cotton Sheet 5e Co-ordinators: Jan Wright 966 697 754. Angela Knapman 616 415 239.

The Royal British Legion Gran Alacant Branch 3606 Many Thanks to all of you that bought a Poppy or donated or supported the appeal, the local business for having the boxes and GA Advertiser for our adverts. The Total raised will be published in Jan edition The Gran Alacant Branch meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Norwegian Club, Sierra Mar Urb. Near Dick Turpins & Not Just Desserts. You do not need to be ex-forces to join, vistors welcome to see what we are about. The next Branch meetings will be 7th Dec & Jan 11th Further details from - Brian Hunt 636 917 971 or email secretarybr3606@gmail.com

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17th to 19th of December Fair of Christmas Commerce in the Parade ground of the Castle Strength. 18th of December: 19 ' 00 h. Concert in the House of Culture

19th of December: 11 ' 00 to 14 ' 30 h Park infantile attractions in Gran Alacant, with the presence of Papa Noel.

22nd of December: 17 ' 00 h. Visit participant showcases in the contest accompanied by the Colla the Freu. 23rd of December: 17 ' 30 h. SHARED IN COMMON DAY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE - Collection of toys, gifts and scholastic material. It is present at Papa Noel. Educative factories: Christmas cards, Snowmen, globoflexia and maquillaje Supposing that by climatologic causes it was not possible to be realised in the Public square, it would be realised in the installed Municipal Carp in the Parade ground of the Castle. 24th of December: 18 ' 00 h. Parade of Papa Noel, by the streets, School of Immaculate Dance Jaén. 26th of December: 17 ' 00 to 20 ' 00 hours. Inflatable attractions in the Public square. 19 ' 00 h. Christmas Concert with the Band Musical Union Santa Pola. House of Culture. Access with invitation.

27th of December: 18 ' 00 hours. Youthful match of Tennis Table in the Racó Jove. 18 ' 30 hours. Show of humorous infantile magic in the Public square. 28th of December: 17 ' 00 to 21 ' 00 hours. Breakdance in the Sport Pavilion Silvia Martinez. The organisers: Racó Jove and Concejalía de Fiestas. Free entrance 18 ' 30 h. Cinema in the Public square

29th of December: 17 ' 30 h. Activities and factories in the installed municipal Carp in the Parade ground of the Castle. 30th of December: 18 ' 00 h. Participating exhibition “Wii Sports” in the Public square

31st of December: 17 ' 00 h. Race San Silvestre. Club organizes Athletics 23 ' 30 h. Celebration Year End with Movable Disc in the installed municipal carp in the Parade ground of the Castle. Free entrance. 2nd of January: 11 ' 30 to 14 ' 00 h. Gran Alacant. Educative factories: Christmas cards, Snowmen, globoflexia and maquillaje It is present at Kings Magos 18 ' 30 h. Cinema in the Public square 19 ' 00 h. Concert of New Year of the Levantina Chorale of Santa Pola. House of Culture. Free entrance limited the gauging of the premises.

3rd of January: 17 ' 00 to 18 ' 30 hours. Speak with Kings Magos through Internet. They see the Infantile Library and speaks with your King favorite Mago by video conference. 18 ' 00 h. Delivery of prizes Youthful Marine Christmas Story Contest in the House of Culture. It organizes: Council of Youth. 19 ' 00 h. TRONS ALS KINGS. Itinerary: Exit from the Public square, c Cross, c Alicante, c San Antonio, c Zorrilla, c Victory, and c Elche to Public square. 4th of January: 19 ' 00 Real Embassy: Arrival of the Real Paje and its retinue, with exit from the Palmeral, by streets Elche and c Public square It collaborates: Colla the Freu, You leave Sailor, School Dances Immaculate Jaén, Musical Associació Mare de Deu de Loreto. 20 ' 30 (Finalized the Embassy) Drawing of gifts 6º, 1º and 2º of E.S.O. in the Public square 5th of January: 19 ' 00 h. Cavalcade of Kings with exit from the Palmeral, c Elche, with end in the Public square, where they will be received by the first local authority. It collaborates: Association of Moors and Christians, United of Festers, Academy of Ballet Damages Maria, Center Preparation Marsport, Sport Wellnes, Municipal Sport School of Gymnastics, and Alonai School. When finalizing the cavalcade of will come to the delivery of gifts in the environs of the Public square 6th of January Of 11 h to 15 ' 00 h. Park Inflatable Attractions in the Public square. 12 ' 00 h. Delivery of Prizes of Christmas Window-dressing organized by the Council of Celebrations. Drawing Christmas Campaign Association of Retailers of Santa Pola in the Public square.

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phone: 9666 98 383 email: oduills@hotmail.com Happy Christmas and Happy New year to all our customers and staff. We are now taking bookings for Dinner on NEW YEAR'S EVE. Bar will be open at 19.30pm for people with bookings only, it will open again at 22.30pm for people who wish to pass the New Year with us and enjoy one of Terryoke's shows (there is no cover charge). We are now taking deposits of â‚Ź10.00 p.p., to book please come Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 16.00pm and see Chris or Maribel, also phone 966698383.

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Spanish: Una estupenda oportunidad de adquirir un modelo rosita con jardin frontal y terraza elevada. Compuesto por salon ampliado, cocina, 3 dormitorios y baño. Situado approximadamente 10 minutos andando del centro comercia. Se ofrece amueblado. 65.000 Euros T2343

A detached model Rosa situated in a tranquil residential area, having been extended to now offer an affordably sized property. Spacious gardens offer ample room to accommodate a swimming pool if required. Salon, independent kitchen, galeria, dining room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. Fully furnished.

Spanish: Modelo Rosa (independiente) situado en una zona tranquila y residencial, ha sido ampliado para ahora ofrecer un vivienda de tamaño ideal. Jardines espaciosos con amplio sitio para localizar piscina si se requiere. Salon, cocina independiente, galeria, comedor, 2 dormitorios y baño. Amueblado. 99.000 Euros

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A superb opportunity to acquire a model Rosita with pleasant frontal garden area & an elevated sun terrace. Comprising of extended salon, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Property is located within an approx. 10minute walk to the commercial area. Offered fully furnished.

Residing to a generous corner plot, this detached model Lola boasts a private swimming pool, elevated sun terrace which overlooks the pool area and open green areas. Also comprising of salon, spacious kitchen, dining area, office area, 2 bedrooms, refurbished bathroom & a car port. An internal viewing is strongly recommended.

Spanish: Residiendo en una parcela generosa de tamaño, este modelo Lola (independiente) tiene piscina privada, terraza elevada con vistas a la piscina y zonas verdes, tambien con salon, cocina espaciosa, comedor, despacho, 2 dormitorios, baño renovado y pergola exterior para el coche. Se recomienda visita interna. 146.000 Euros

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Bonnie was left behind when her owner returned to England. She is a medium size dog, a very gentle, tender and loving German Shepherd cross 4-5 years. She has Leishmaniosis, blood tests revealed that all her organs are very in good condition and so she is now receiving the best possible medication to help her recover from the effects of the disease which affected her skin. We had no foster home available and so Bonnie is in kennels. We really need someone to foster her to provide her with personal attention and help build up her confidence.

Bonny is a 4 year old beagle and was left behind by a man that returned to the UK, she has an appealing personality and is adorable.

Lote was found in an irrigation canal. An examination by the vet revealed that she had very recently given birth. We believe that the puppies had been thrown into the canal and that Lote was looking for them. She is very good with people but she is not keen on small dogs. Lote is approx 4 years.

Snap and Pop are now about 1 year old. They have shiny black coats,beautiful amber eyes and are both neutered and vaccinated.

For more information please contact: 654 027 748 Email: info@petsinspain.info Spanish bank details for Direct Bank Transfer: BANK: Bancaja ACCOUNT: 2077 1126 56 3100126157 IBAN: ES78 2077 1126 5631 0012 6157 SWIFT/BIC: CVALESVVXXX

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Hello again, Here’s one for all the gorgeous Men and Golden Oldies in Gran Alacant and surrounding area’s. Male Skin. It is wrong to assume that there is a “Male” skin type as there are just as many variations, types and chacteristics of male skin as with female skin types. Due to hormonal differences between us there are some generalizations that can be made. Testosterone, the male hormone produced by male glands, gives men a thicker epidermis (the outer protective covering is approximately 2mm in men compared to1.5 in woman) Male skin tends to be tougher, more elastic and less sensitive than female skin. Men’s skin is more acidic and has a more efficient supple of blood and sebum. This means “wait for it girls” Men’s skin tends to age better than ours remaining softer and firmer. (don’t they just have all the luck!!!) However, men’s skin is as exposed if not more too environmental and life style conditions. Take for example Murphy of Sol Builders he spends hours exposed to UVA and UVB rays which can cause damage to his skin. Murphy knows the importance of keeping that fabulous body of his protected but using a high factor sun screen. Men need to take as much care of their skin on a daily basis, exfoliating mouisturising

and toning as well as a good facial are all important to keeping that youthful look. If you need assistance with the above please do not hesitate to call or pop into the salon. (all enquires confidential) Our Beautiful Golden Oldies. Mature skin looses it’s firmness and suppleness as we get older. Fine lines and wrinkles appear with loss of muscle tone. Skin ages gradually. White skin matures quicker than black skin and dry skin matures sooner than others. Therefore it is important to look after our skin. To help improve fine lines and wrinkles it is essential that the correct serums and creams are used. We can enhance our look by simple little things. For example, it you have not thought of having your eyebrows tinted and shaped then do as this can take years off you. (that goes for all you men out there too, the bushy eye brows and ears can be very aging) Facials for both woman and men are essential. The main benefits of facial massage are that it increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin and muscles, to improve cellular activity and texture. It stimulates removal of waste products from the tissue and promotes total relaxation. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dott

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that the salon will be closing on the Friday 24th December 2010. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of my customers for their loyalty and support over the last three and a half years. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Thanks once more Dott We at the magazine have thoroughly enjoyed being associated with Dott with her regular monthly columns, always delivered on time. We wish her every success with whatever she does in the future.

Sandra & Barry

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You do know what would have happened if it had been three wise WOMEN instead of men, don't you? They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought disposable nappies as gifts!

SANTA SOL

will again this December be looking for a deserving person in need of Christmas cheer with some of the maintenance jobs for free in the house that they cannot do themselves.

If you would like to nominate someone please contact Sol Builders, see their advert on page 5 for phone details.

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YOUR VOTE COUNTS please reigister your name at the Gran Alacant Council Offices during December to enable you to vote at the elections in the spring. Only 1,600 of the 5,000 who could vote, have confirmed their names to the authorities.


Genuine emails to our magazine

Barry:

I’ve got mine...!!!

Many thanks for an informative and well-written publication. A number of the trees planted on Noruega and Mediterraneo last year are obviously dead: we were told they would be replaced by the suppliers. Please can you ask Loreto at your next meeting when this is due to happen? Also, it seems incomprehensible that the police station should have been closed without an alternative location having been earmarked. How much longer do we have to wait for a proper police presence in GA? Regards Bert Dove

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Hi everybody In December we will have parades of Moors and Christians held in Alicante and in Monforte del Cid from 8th to 12th. On the 10th at about 8p.m. on the harbour we celebrate in Santa Pola the arrival of our Madonna Virgen de Loreto.

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for further information please ring: 966 692 276

26th and 2nd of January.

There are also fiestas in Alfaz del Pi, Agost, Callosa d’En Sarri . Pilgrimages taking place in Denia and Sella. Also do not forget on the 28th the spectacular flour battle that takes place in Ibi, “Els Enfarinats”

On the 5th of January there will take place the three Kings Parade. The best one of these parades is the one held in Alcoy. Also I would like to make a special mention of the most important sporting event held in Santa Pola the International Half Marathon Villa de Santa Pola that will be held on the 23th of January at 10:30 a.m.. Come and enjoy this fantastic event.

At the “Casa de Cultura” in Santa Pola there will be concerts held on the 18th,

To finish, I would like to wish you all ¡Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? by Mark Etheridge

Any day now, you will receive in your mailbox a Christmas card postmarked Chippenham, the message inside reading “Best Wishes from Squiggle and Scrawl”, and you will try to remember who you know in Chippenham and why they’re not in your address book. The card will have a picture of a Robin Redbreast on it. The reason why Robins appear on so many Christmas cards goes back to Victorian times. British Postmen wore red uniforms in the late 19th century, and were nicknamed Robins, so the bird on your card represents the promise of a postal delivery. Also they are very non-denominational, so you can send anyone a card with a Robin and not become the subject of a Jihad as a result. We don’t see many Robins in the Clot during summer, but by November there are several of them around. They have joined the Black Redstarts, Bluethroats and Chiffchaffs in our area to spend the winter feasting on the mozzies and other insects which they can’t find in more Northerly climes, and tuning up for the breeding season which is just around the corner. In the UK, they are of course well-known garden birds who will sit on your fence and wait for you to uncover a worm or two while you’re digging, but here in Spain they are more wary; they will keep away from gardens and forage in the undergrowth in the Clot The Robin’s song which can be heard all year round is one of those things which doesn’t mean quite what we might expect. To us, it is a cheery little ditty, reminding us that spring is not too far away; but to

another male Robin it means – “this is my patch, keep away or I’ll poke your eyes out with my sharp beak”. If you watch two male Robins squaring up, they will batter seven bells out of each other while singing furiously, and unless one of them gives in and flies away there will be no technical knockout – they will fight to the death, and some estimates put the Robin death rate from fighting as high as 12 per cent. This is why you never see Robins in a flock. If you see two together, they are a breeding pair, and because the sexes are similar, a lot of posturing and singing goes on while the male attempts to establish if the other bird is a potential mate or a potential punch-bag. The Spanish name is Petirrojo – “Little Red Thing” which proves that when it came to naming the birds both the Spanish and the British didn’t have a word for orange at the time. A Happy Christmas to my regular readers and I’ll see you all next year!

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How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed? You wake up wet!

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298,000 Thanks for the electric guitar you gave me for Christmas," little Chris Cody said to his uncle the first time he saw him after the holidays. "It's the best present I ever got." "That's great," said his uncle. "Do you know how to play it?" "Oh, I don't play it," the little fellow said. "My mom gives me a euro a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five euro a week not to play it at night.

A lady lost her handbag in the bustle of Christmas shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm.... That's funny. When I lost my bag there was a 20 euro note in it. Now there are twenty one euro coins in it." The boy quickly replied, "That's right, lady. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."

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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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CHRISTMAS MENU FOR PETS

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We have written several times Christmas may be a problematic moment for our pets: extra food available, lots of sweets, shiny decorations and lights. Pets are brought to the practice very often due to indigestions or accidents with Christmas decorations. We would like to recommend owners to be very careful in order to avoid these problems, and for this reason we offer you some homemade dogs and cats Christmas treats recipes which have no fats or by-products. We can use most ingredients when we are cooking for our pets. There are just a few precautions to be taken: -If we are going to offer some treats or prizes to our pet, we must reduce the daily quantity of normal food proportionally in order to avoid overfeeding. -We must avoid hot spices such as pepper or chili, artificial colorants, salt and sugar. -Onions (cooked or not), are dangerous for dogs, because they may produce an haemolytic crisis (massive destruction of red blood cells) -Parsley has some hormonallike factors which may affect sexual cycle in bitches. -Chocolate, despite they love it, is toxic for dogs and cats. Chocolate contains bromine, which is very toxic for them. Unsweetened chocolate is by far the worst one, because it contains a high amount of bromine. -Offer some small quantities of

the extra food first, for making sure, it’s well accepted by the digestive system. -Don’t use solid fats or oils. -Don’t use flavourings. These treats are not only delicious, but also very wholesome and nutritious for your pet’s health, and they contain no salt or unhealthy preservatives. A multi-grain dog biscuit recipe: -Yield: 1 large batch. -3 ½ c all purpose flour. -2 c whole wheat flour. -1 c Rye flour. -1 c wheat germ. -2 c cracked wheat. -1/2 c skimmed dry milk. -1 pk dry yeast. -1 c boiling water. -1 pt chicken or beef broth. -1 egg, beaten w/1 tbsp milk. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add yeast and broth, mix thoroughly. Knead until you have a stiff dough. Roll dough into ¼” sheets, cut biscuits into desired shapes. Place on baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 35 minutes. Turn off oven and leave in oven overnight or until cool. Another dog biscuit recipe: -1 ½ cup roller oats. -1 ½ cups whole wheat flour. -3/4 cups wheat germ. -1/3 cup butter. -1 cup boiling water. -2 teaspoons chicken or beef instant bouillon. -1/2 cup milk. -1 cup cheddar cheese. -1 egg, beaten. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combine roller oats, butter and water; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in wheat germ, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Add whole wheat flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form stiff dough. On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to ½ inch thickness, cut with your bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. For thicker bones roll or pat out dough to º inch thick. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 ½ dozen large biscuits. Refrigerate for longer shelf life. Milk biscuits: -3/4 cup hot water. -1/3 cup butter.

-1/2 cup dry milk. -1 egg, beaten. -3 cups whole wheat flour. In a big bowl, add the hot water over the butter. Add dry milk and egg, mixing carefully the ingredients. Add the flour in 2 times, mixing in between. Knead until you have a stiff dough. Roll dough into 1/3 inch sheets. Cut the biscuits in a bone shape. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 50 minutes. When cool, store them in a hermetic recipient in a cool dry place. Liliana Aldeguer cerdán col 793. English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban, col 747.

FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT & nearby areas Animals deserve Christmas, make a donation Bancaja Account no. 2077 7611 0011 4035 FUND RAISING BOOT SALE – RASTRO EVERY 1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IN WINTER MONTHS FROM 10.00 TO 14.00 at SUNSET BAR Carabassi Bar Centre, Gran Alacant Weather permitting New (or as new) articles and items at very low prices

In need of urgent adoption. Brothers now 4 months old. Rescued by a call from El Clot authorities.

Books: Buy 2 or more at 0,50 cts. ea. (hardbacks & dvd’s 1€ each) 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.

Now we have several kittens & adults FOR ADOPTION

Donations, volunteers or Info...feralfriends.ga.@gmail.com or 697 574 199 except Sundays

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Ctra Elche nยบ 13 Santa Pola Motobikes - Scooters - Buggies - Mini bikes - All accessories

telephone 966693333

New motobikes resale motobikes Scooters Mini bikes Buggies

LEONART 125cc motorbikes can be ridden on a car license

All accessories: Helmets Clothes etc Full workshop

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WORDSEARCH

WORDSEARCH Christmas

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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 DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating: easy Difficulty rating: hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of 8 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL)

BAILEYS

SCHOOL

ALLOTMENTS

PHOENIX PHOENIX LOUNGE BAR O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

PROPOSED SITE OF THE NEW CHURCH

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PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

PLAZA MAYOR

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

GA BOWLS CLUB

1

2

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

AMSTELERIA GRILL FLAVOUR

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BOTH AT TOP FLOOR OF THE GA COMMERCIAL CENTRE

PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, AND A SECOND SCHOOL

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

IMPORTANT TELEP

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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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


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

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

NEWMAN & NEWMAN

NOT JUST DESSERTS 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

PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

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GA farmacia present location green arrow, new location blue arrow

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Quicksave SPORTS CENTRE

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ARMONIA HAIR SALON & CHURCH HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL DESTINATIONS GRANNET G.A. SERVICES & SOL COMPUTERS VICTORIA FRICANDO

PHONE NUMBERS

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 Telefonica..............................1004

PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT. (Monday to Friday) THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Let the bus take the strain. Air conditioned and the cheapest transport on GA. Stops near you, every 30 minutes. 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

Leonart

Guardia Civil

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

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM

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 (Policia Local) 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA

WINTER BUS TIMETABLES 1st September 2010 - 22nd June 2011


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SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


Train Stop, Masa Complex above SuperValu

Afternoon Special 12-30-5pm

Monday-Friday & Saturday Small cod or haddock & chips €3.50

Daily Specials

only

€4

Small Cod or Haddock (with a slice of bread and butter, peas or beans and a pickled onion) €5.00 Large Cod or Haddock and Chips €6.00 Large Cod or Haddock, mushy peas or beans Glass of wine, beer or soft drink Ice cream and fruit €10.00

December Special

FREE 1/2 pint of Mahou given with every Large fish & chips (eat in only) WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Tins of Quality Street, Celebrations, Roses, Heros....only 8 euro 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

TUESDAYs ONLY Bangers, mash, peas & onion gravy 1pm till 6pm December opening hours open 7 days a week Monday........12.30- 10pm Tuesday......12.30 - 10pm Wednesday... 5pm -10pm Thursday......5pm - 10pm Friday...........12.30 - 10pm Saturday......12.30 - 10pm Sunday..........5pm -10pm

We are closed Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Open 5pm Monday 27th December

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