On Sunday, February 3, 15 students from the 2nd and 3rd year of "Felipe II" Secondary School in Mazarrón and in the bi-lingual programme travelled to the city of Wassenaar (Netherlands) to participate in the activities under the Exchange Programme of this year which will last until February 7. The students travelled accompanied by the Co-ordinator of the Bi-lingual Section, Diego Lopez, and the Head of the English department , Antonio Alcaraz.
The Department of Services and Logistics of Mazarrón Town Council proceeded to remove several trees from Francisco Caparros school that posed a risk to students and for pedestrians because they were affecting the wall of the school, which could have given at any time. Indeed, the wall had important flaws on the morning of Wednesday 30 January. At that time, the Councillor for Logistics Services, Juan Miguel Muñoz, contacted officials of the Ministry of Education who urged him to undertake the actions that were necessary to protect the safety of students.
The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, accompanied by the Councillor for Education, Mary Celeste Soria, awarded grants to various Associations of Parents (AMPAS) of the township schools so they can carry out various educational activities. The presentation of these grants was held in the auditorium of the Casa de Cultura of Mazarrón and was attended by representatives of different AMPAS.
The local board of Mazarrón of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) set up a booth at the Plaza del Convento on Saturday 9 February, to inform citizens of the activities and initiatives that are taking place in the town. In attendance was the Councillor for Social Policy, Maria Martinez, the Mayor of Rural Development, Magdalena Mendez, and also the Councillor in opposition, Alicia Jimenez.
The Spain Hemingway Never Saw
It started as a nostalgia trip, but now it's become a school textbook. Acclaimed for its humorous bitter-sweet account of the impact of modern ways on a rural community, David Baird's book "Sunny Side Up - The 21st Century Hits a Spanish village" has been honoured by being selected for study at language institutes and secondary schools in southern Spain.
Our cats and dogs have certain anatomic differences in their eyes. This makes them see the world in a different way from the way we do. The location of the orbit in the head gives the position of the eyes and also the amplitude of the field of vision. Non-predator species such as horses, sheep, pigs or cows, have their eyes in the side of their head. This gives them very good panoramic vision.
Once again, the garden of San Isidro district in Puerto de Mazarrón received a visit from dozens of animals to receive the traditional blessing of St. Antón at the gates of the shrine of the Saint. Citizens brought along their pets, among whom were a large number of dogs, birds, guinea pigs, an occasional turtle, and even a ferret.
D Camposol is now a fully registered ASOCIATION DE VECINOS DE CAMPOSOL D GARDENING AND COMMUNITY GROUP para de inscription en el Registro de Asociaciones de Region de Murcia with Registration Number 11.281/1/1a.
Patti, Bob and Jo attended the final meeting in 2012 of the Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British Legion. We were invited along to recieve a certificate in thanks to us and our advertisers for raising €460 towards the poppy appeal in our November Issue.
The cat is an animal that due to its features, tend to suffer from stress when the environment around it changes. Some of the situations causing stress in our cats are:
Changes in the home may occur. The established order in the previous home has gone, such as the facial marks, and the areas for the cat to relax, play and urinate and defecate.
Patrick O'Brian was born on 12th December 1914 in Buckinghamshire and was christened Richard Patrick Russ, but changed his name by deed poll to Patrick O'Brian in 1945. He was the eighth of nine children born to a German doctor and his Irish wife. His mother died when he was three and was brought up by his stepmother. O'Brian spent some time as a pilot training with the Royal Navy, but he began to concentrate on his literary career and rumour has it that he was used for intelligence work during World War II.