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The Lions Club – Santiago del Teide in collaboration with with Santiago del Teide – Social Services Department are organising a Grand Benefit Dinner at The Hotel Costa Los Gigantes on Saturday 24th November at 7.30 pm in favour of the Santiago del Teide Lions Club Charity Funds. The proceeds from the event will go towards supporting local families in the present times of great need. Tickets for the Dinner are priced at 20 euros each & include the excellent sit down buffet & half a bottle of wine per person.
Top Class Entertainment is also included & there will be a Grand Raffle during the evening with great prizes donated by local businesses. Dress code for the evening will be smart casual.
Tickets are available now from El Marques Resales Office in Puerto de Santiago or call 666 362 092.
This event is part of the ongoing support that Santiago del Teide Lions Club give to the neediest local families throughout the year.

Lion’s President’s Night

Posted by dolly diver on October 21, 2011
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Saturday 15th October saw Santiago Del Teide Lions Club celebrating their President´s Night, with a magnificent Buffet Dinner and Cabaret evening at El Marques in Puerto Santiago.

Invited guests were Deputy Mayor Inocencio Doble and his wife Remedios and Legal Advisor to the Council, Antonio Espinosa and his wife Alexandra.

The evening was a huge success, with 89 guests in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by artist and showman Gavin Nicholas, who had many of the audience in tears of laughter and music to get everyone dancing came from the superb saxophonist, guitarist and singer, Stu McCoy.

It was a perfect evening for departing President, Steve Gilbert to hand the reigns to incoming President, Ken Ward.

Apart from the traditional welcome to all guests, Steve Gilbert was delighted to award the coveted “Lion of the Year” plaque to Terry Hill for his unstinting support and dedication to the work we do.

During the evening, brief speeches were made by Steve Gilbert, Ken Ward, Inocencio Doble and John Brookhouse from Las Rosas.

All were thanked for giving us such fantastic support and Inocencio Doble was pleased to announce, that after the 20th November General Election in Spain, the Ayuntamiento will be giving the Lions Club use of a local in Puerto Santiago. This will be set up as a store where people can donate unwanted items, that can then be sold on to generate more income to assist many local families experiencing difficulty in these harsh economic times.

It was announced by Steve Gilbert that during the last year, the Lions Club has raised 5,600 euros to put into their Food Voucher Scheme. It is hoped that with this new source of generating income, we will be able to support many more local people in need.

Deputy Mayor, Inocencio Doble addressed everyone in Spanish to give his personal thanks for all the help we were able to offer. His speech was ably translated by Jamie Gilbert, much to the relief of the majority of the audience.

All guests agreed that the evening represented tremendous value at only 30 euros per head and many are now eager to attend the next event, which is scheduled to be Charter Night in the early part of next year.

Ana Martin, Resort Manager for EL marques, was warmly thanked for the excellent service of all her staff in making this evening such a success and once again demonstrated that this venue provides a superb setting for this type of occasion.

Lions Club Santiago del Teide – Helping ease hardship.

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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With Spain’s economy undergoing such a bad period, hardships inevitably occur, especially among the unemployed who have families to support. This Lions club has designed food vouchers to the value of 10 euros each, which are distributed by the local Social Services, to between 40 and 50 those families, in the Santiago del Teide area.

The vouchers are recognized by the Transito Supermarket chain, and the Supermercado El Valle in Santiago Del Teide. The vouchers are for necessary food items only, toiletries, and fresh vegetables and fruit, no alcohol, cigarettes etc.

The Lions members hold weekly quizzes at El Marques Time-share resort, to raise the money, to redeem the vouchers. So far over 3,000 euros has been raised and spent, helping to alleviate the pressures of those in financial distress.

If anyone wishes to send a donation to help in this cause, a special account has been assigned at the ;-

Banco March, Playa de la Arena office,
Acc No 0087731. 0061 0215 10 0115530119
IBAN ES 28 0061 0215 1001 1553 0119

All the monies raised will be for the voucher effort, and nothing else.

Busy month for tourist offices

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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Santiago del Teide’s tourist information offices in Playa de La Arena, Los Gigantes and the town centre had a busy September, with over 3,000 enquiries.

The office in Los Gigantes was the busiest of the three, with nearly 1400 visitors, the majority of them British and Spanish. The local council says the figures are a further reflection of the upturn in tourism enjoyed by the area in recent months.

Lions Charter Night Feb 2011

Posted by dolly diver on February 10, 2011
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lions-charter-night-jan-2011On Saturday February 5th 2011 just over 100 members and guests attended Lion’s Club Santiago del Teide Charter Night at El Marques, Puerto de Santiago. One special visitor was Ray Dobson, a founder member of this branch of the “Lions”.

The compare for the evening was Fred Dudman whose first job was to have all the members and guests sitting down for the hot and cold buffet. As with other events at this location the guests had a very good selection to choose from. The food was well appreciated and a big vote of thanks goes out to the staff for their hard work.

Once the meal was finished it was cabaret time and the first act was George Peña. The New Yorker kept everyone entertained for just over one hour. His comedy bridged the gap between American and British humour plus some very powerful singing. At the end of his act he was called back for more by a very happy audience.

Then Steve Gilbert, President of the Lions Club Santiago del Teide, gave a very short speech and drew attention to a new scheme to help some 50 families who are having a very hard time here in Santiago del Teide. Some of the money raised over Christmas has been placed in a voucher scheme for the purchase of food and is controlled by the local council. The President then proposed a toast to all guests. This toast was responded by Frank Pope who proposed Lions Club Santiago del Teide.

Then followed a currency note draw, name written on a note and placed in the pot. The winning note was Chris Goode who received a large basket of wines and spirits. All money raised from this draw will go to the new voucher scheme.

The evening was rounded off by music from Tuxedo Knights and Glam Slam which very quickly had everyone on the dance floor. This completed a very successful evening.

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Anyone wishing further information on “LIONS” should contact Jon Thornley (Hon. Sec. Lions Santiago del Teide) Tel: 627386648

Two men charged with homicide

Posted by dolly diver on December 23, 2010
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The 2 men involved in last Sunday’s hit-and-run accident in Santiago del Teide have been named as 47 year old Jose Antonio G.J. and his brother in law, 50 year old Miguel L.J.,

The woman who was killed when getting into her car is 51 year old Maria Antonia Double Luis,

The owner and driver of the Toyota pick-up truck, Jose Antonio G.J., had been banned from driving for two earlier offences.

The two men were remanded without bail by the Arona court yesterday and charged with homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

The driver of the vehicle was also charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving without a licence.

Every year before Christmas it has become a tradition here in Los Gigantes to illuminate the “Tree of Light” to raise money to assist people less fortunate than ourselves.

In the last few years, through the generosity of the residents and visitors to this community, we have been able to sponsor hundreds of cataract operations in the Third World.

This year, with the Economic Crisis that has had such a devastating effect on so many people in this corner of Tenerife, the Lions Club of Santiago del Teide is concentrating on raising funds simply to buy food to supplement the meals that many local parents are struggling to provide for their families. Many of them are trying to survive on as little as Euros 100 per month!

Most of us have lost someone dear to us and it is at this time of year that they are uppermost in our thoughts.

The Lions Club of Sanitago del Teide would like to invite you all to sponsor a bulb on their “Tree of Light” and dedicate it to the memory of that special person. It will remain illuminated (weather permitting), every night until the end of the festive season.

Each bulb costs only Euros 5. All money raised will go directly to purchasing those much needed groceries.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR DONATION TO ANY OF THESE COLLECTING POINTS:-

The Green Corner bar – Los Gigantes
Restaurant Asturias – Los Gigantes
Simple Simons – Los Gigantes
Paul Ruane – Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes Diving Centre – Marina, Los Gigantes
Megatone – El Varadero
MDI – Alcala
Las Rosas Resort – Puerto Santiago

Or send by post to :-
Santiago del Teide Lions Club, Apartado de Correos 198, 38683 Puerto de Santiago, S/C Tenerife

Santiago del Teide the true story

Posted by dolly diver on October 19, 2010
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Los gigantes.com was delighted to be asked By Councillor Stephen Gerald McKenna, the first British councillor in the Canary Islands, to write the true story of the recent political upheaval in our town hall. Read more

Santiago del Teide Food fair

Posted by dolly diver on September 21, 2010
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The Santiago del Teide Food Fair takes place from 24 September to 10 October 2010. The featured food will be garlic.

Some 19 local restaurants will take part (see below) and there will be a variety of local food-related activities such as wine tasting, show cooking and tapas. Some events will be staged in Los Gigantes and others in and around Santiago del Teide.

“This promotional activity is part of the Plan de Dinamización del Producto Turístico Tenerife Acoge, a financial programme supported by the Cabildo de Tenerife, la Consejería de Turismo del Gobierno de Canarias and Spain’s Secretary of State for Tourism, which aims to support the creation of new tourism products and give a boost to those currently on the market”.

Participating restaurants:
1-Restaurante LA PÉRGOLA, C/ La Hondura, Centro Comercial Mar Blanco, Puerto Santiago. Closed Mondays.
Tel: 922 86 03 47. Name of dish: Bombeta de bacalao y crujiente de ajo. Wine: Blanco Gran Virtud. Price: 15 euros.

2-Restaurante LA PLAZA, Av. Marítima, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922 86 00 97. Closed Tuesdays. Name of dish: Cherne la Marinera. Precio: 18 euros

3-Restaurante Pizzería DOMUS MIA, Carretera General Puerto de Santiago, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922 86 87 37
Closed Tuesdays.(Opening hours: 18.00 a 23.30) Name of dish: Tallatele a la Pescadora. Wine: Chasnero Ecológico Blanco. Price: 11 euros

4-Restaurante LA MORENITA, C/ Caleta del Jurado, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 667 84 80 67. Open every day. Name of dish: La Morenita. Wine: Vicotria-Tinto. Price: 7 euros

5-Restaurante EL MESÓN, C/ La Sirena, Puerto Santiago, Tel: 922 86 04 76. Closed Sundays. Name of dish: Pollo el Mesón. Wine: Viña Engracia. Price: 9.50 euros

6-Restaurante SAN REMO, C/ La Hondura, C.C. Mar Blanco, Puerto Santiago. Open every day. Name of dish: Carpacho de Salmón y Langosta. Wine: Blanco Lomo. Price: 10.50 euros

7-Restaurante AM ECK, Av Maritima, Puerto Santiago(Playa de la Arena). Tel: 629 244 970. Closed Thursdays.
Name of dish: Rollito de cerdo relleno con pasta de ajo. jamon serrano y calabacín. Salsa de Gitano, Papas con perejil, Beer Alhambra. Price: 10.50 euros.

8-Restaurante CHOCOPASIÓN, Av Maritima, C.C. Seguro del Sol, Puerto Santiago (Playa de la Arena) Tel: 664 438 660. Closed Tuesdays. Name of dish: Pancakes de papas revuelto de champiñones y gambas. Beer. Price: 6 euros

9-Restaurante JARDIN FLOR DEL DRAGO, Av Maritima no 25, Esquina Manuel Ravelo, Edif.Proyco Local 1-2 bajo, Puerto Santiago (Playa de la Arena) Tel: 922 86 12 62. Closed Wednesdays. Name of dish: Vieras asadas sobre nido de pasta negra, ajo, manzana y jengibre. Wine: Marba Barrica Blanco Tacoronte.Price: 15,60 euros

10- RESTAURANTE EL ESTERO, Av. 50 Centario No 78, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922862505. Closed Mondays. Name of dish: Bacalao al Estero, Local wine. Price: 9,75 euros

11-CENTRO DE VISITANTES SEÑORIO DE VALLE, Av. La Iglesia no 72, Santiago del Teide (casco). Open every day. Name of Dish: Flancitos de ajo al Señorio del Valle.

12- Restaurante EL PATIO, Av. la Iglesia no 4, Santiago del Teide (casco). Closed Saturdays. Name of dish: Conejo en salsa de ajo.

13-Restaurante Bodega CHINYERO, Av. La Iglesia no 2, Santiago del Teide (casco). Name of dish: Cascada de mejillones del tigre con perfume de ajo de molledo acompañado con un pilar de arroz con ajo. Open every day.

14-Restaurante VISTA GUAMA, Av. Coronel Gorrín no 80
Tamaimo. Name of dish: Bonito adovado con fritura de ajos y salteado de verduras. Closed Tuesdays.

15-Restaurante CAMPOMAR, Ctra. General a Puerto no 3, Tamaimo. Name of dish: Chorros de pescado al ajillo. Closed Mondays from 15.00h.

16- Restaurante LA MARIPOSA. C/ Flor de Pascua, C.C. Concanasa, Los Gigantes. Name of dish: Farfala. Open every day.

17- Tasca SABOR ESPAÑOL, Hotel Barceló Santiago, C/La Hondura no 8, Puerto Santiago
Tel: 922 86 09 12. Name of dish: Lomo de Cherne confitado acostado sobre una tierra de ajo del molledo y una ligera salsa de azafrán Canario. Price: 7 euros. Closed Fridays and Saturdays.

18- Restaurante PANCHO, Av Marítima no 26, Puerto Santiago. Name of dish: Filete de Atún en salsa de Miel y cous cous. Price: 20 euros.

6 new police officers for Santiago Del Teide

Posted by dolly diver on January 14, 2010
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Santiago del Teide’s local police force now has six new officers. The new recruits were sworn in earlier this week.

The six new members took up their posts formally on Monday and were introduced to the public at a ceremony led by the town’s mayor.

Santiago’s police force now has 20 officers.