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On The Right Tracks

All four of them had been looking forward to the Mountain Walk. They had been on many walks together but this was the first time they would attempt one of the popular routes to the top of the Mountain. It was only just a Mountain at a fraction over 1000 meters, but it was the
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Tourist Information – September 2019

Hello to everybody! September is the month of fiestas in Santa Pola with plenty of events to choose from: 31st August 22.30 h. – At the Palmeral Park auditorium. Official Opening Speeches 2019 1st September 10.00 h. Moors disembark on Levante beach opposite the Town Hall. Firing of arquebuses. 19.00 h. Public appearance of Festival
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Trumpeter Finch

Earlier this year, while I was at home in the UK, I was somewhat irritated and envious when my birding friend Greta (who lives in Gran Alacant) posted a photograph she had taken in the countryside near La Marina. It was on a Facebook group dedicated to bird sightings in our area, and showed a
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Homeless and Pets

What happens with dogs and cats which are living with homeless? Could that people face the costs and responsibility about them? As a matter of fact, there are some people who have lost their home and can’t be relocated in a social home or not even go to a hospital if necessary because they don’t
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GRAN ALACANT MIXED RINKS 14th to 16th of September

The Gran Alacant Mixed Rinks event takes place between Saturday 14th until Monday 16th September. There will be ninety six bowlers involved and spectators are welcome too. On the first day the club will have a cake stall where home made cakes and pastries will be for sale. The second day is where we will
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Montemar Bowls & Social Club August Update

SUNSET LEAGUE The Bowls Club recently completed an eight week Sunset League which was held on Friday evenings. Play was from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and then we all adjourned to the square opposite the club for a few drinks and eats. The league was based on an individual’s performance over the eight weeks and the
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Gran Alacant Golf Society August Update

As mentioned in previous articles the course at El Plantio was closed from 19 to 30 August and so the Society had a 2 week break as well. In the couple of weeks before the break the course was extremely quiet and golfers who joined us in that period enjoyed “millionaires golf” with no delays
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Nightjar

I don’t really recommend the summer months for wildlife watching, it’s all too uncomfortable and there are much better things to do! It can become very unpleasant to be out in the midday sun (accompanied by the odd mad dog) and besides that, most birds will be seeking the shade and making themselves difficult to
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Tourist Info – August 2019

Hi everybody! This month you can enjoy so many different activities on Costa Blanca that it is impossible to describe them all! So whatever you are looking for, we are sure you will find it ranging from music to parades to fireworks…. and much more! In Santa Pola there is a cultural programme with plenty
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A small charge for the flowers

The fire engines had passes a few minutes earlier and now in his rear view mirror were the lights of the ambulance. As it passed he could see the glow on the horizon indicating a serious incident ahead. His first thought was the possibility of a diversion, but he quickly recognised his selfishness and hoped
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Protecting Pets, Protecting People

Last week we were asked by a client if he could take his female dog to the dogs beach when she is in season. By a strictly veterinary point of view, there is no contraindication for her health, but common sense would discourage it since it’s not the best moment to go to the beach.
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