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Monte Mar Bowls & Social Club September Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 26th JulyAnother successful chicken run played within the present restrictions. Thirty six players took part playing on three rinks over two sessions. The winners of the chickens were Neil Crawford, Dave Yarrow and Ian Hamilton. Cindy and Colin Bedford and Terry Cottle won the eggs. Thank you to Tanya Oliver, Jack Burrell, Joan
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EXOTIC SPECIES POSITIVE LIST

Some days ago we read at the papers that the Government wants to make an “exotic pets positive list”. This means they are going to control strictly purchasing and owning of this kind of animals. So far, practically every species could be considered as an exotic pet: lots of birds, mammals and reptiles, such as
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NIGHT HERON

Last month I told you about the breeding success of the Great Crested Grebe, a bird not usually found in the Clot, but due to the improvements in the water system, it has made a successful appearance. It would now seem that yet another bird has found the area much to its liking. The Night
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HARMLESS TOYS FOR DOGS

During the summer we spend more time outdoors playing with our dogs, and some problems may appear for this reason. It’s very common owners toss stones, balls or sticks and the dog chases and picks them up in the mouth. Most dogs enjoy this game, but it may cause problems in the following cases: If
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GAGS August Update

Because of the heat we are now in the low season for golf in Spain. Consequently El Plantio are offering a round of golf to include a buggy for €37 (plus €1.50 insurance ) until early September The Society details are as follows: Where:El Plantio Golf Resort. The offficial address is A-79, Km3, 03114, Alicante.
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Walking football is BACK!

Walking football received permission to recommence  outdoor sessions on Thursday 9th July,  Until further notice all sessions will be held at:  Campo Futbol Pereira, Av. Zaragoza, Santa Pola. At this time there is no possibility of indoor sessions restarting. We have booked sessions for Mondays and Thursdays to cater for the amount of players now attending
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MonteMar Bowls&Social Club July Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 12th JulyThe first Chicken Run since the lockdown was a great success, even though we were restricted because of social distancing. The maximum of thirty six players took part on three rinks of trips, played in two sessions. The winners of the chickens were, Tanya Oliver, Len Council and Jim Shearing. Iain Sheridan,
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Alergy matters in pets

One of the most common and frustrating problems in pets are probably the allergies. Their diagnosis must be very specific, and treatments are usually chronic all year round and last for years. Traditional treatments such as steroids are cheap but have lots of side effects. Modern treatments are much more effective and safer, but they
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GREAT CRESTED GREBE

This is all highly frustrating. I am stuck in the UK, with little prospect of being able to get out to Gran Alacant any time soon this year, what with underlying health issues and having to self-isolate. The only birding action I’m getting at home is a troupe of scruffy Sparrows, two fat Woodpigeons and
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Gran Alacant Golf Society June Update

As you read this at the beginning of July we  have been back golfing for 6 weeks post lockdown. The Course has settled down with the difficult rough mentioned last month having been cut down to an easier playing length. Also the opening times have returned to normal and the information below is now accurate.
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