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Fun Dog Show – Los Gigantes – Sun 10th Jan 2010

Posted by dolly diver on December 30, 2009
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The Santiago del Teide Branch of Asociación San Francisco de los Animales are holding a Fun Dog Show for Pedigree and Non Pedigree dogs, on Sunday, 10th January 2010. This will be held behind the Los Gigantes Hotel, Los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide. It is open to dogs from anywhere on the island.

Entries for the show will be taken at 10.30 a.m. There will be 4 classes for conformation for both pedigree and non pedigree dogs. The rest of the classes will be fun ones open to all dogs. Amongst these will be an Obedience and Fancy Dress – for the dog! Winners of each class will receive prizes and the first four placements in each class will receive rosettes. Certificates will be awarded to the top scoring Pedigree and Non Pedigree dogs.

All puppies entered must be not less than 4 months old and fully vaccinated.

There will be a Refreshment Stall selling food and drinks. Why not have a fun day out with your pooch and support our animal charity at the same time?

A full list of classes is as follows:-


Puppy (4 to 9 months) Pedigree not required
Junior (9 to 18 months) ” ” ”
Open (18 months to 8 years) ” ” ”
Veteran (8 years & over) ” ” ”

Puppy (up to 9 months)
Junior (9 to 18 months)
Open (18 months to 8 years)
Veteran (8 years & over)

Best Dog with Children
Dog most like the owner
Handsomest Dog
Prettiest Bitch
Best Six Legs (dog & owner)
Best Condition
Best Abandoned Dog which has been homed
Fancy Dress (the dog)

Media Pranks of the Day(April Fools to us)

Posted by dolly diver on December 28, 2009
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The yacht, said to belong to one of Russia’s mega-tycoons was ‘pictured’ at berth in Santa Cruz on a secret stop-over.
Other gags included the revelation that regional tourism minister Rita Hernández is to be replaced by Angel Llanos. Other jokes on Spanish newspaper websites include the scoop that National Geographic is to public scientific evidence that Stonehenge is a fake and news of Madrid’s plans to seek the 2018 Winter Olympics after its failed Summer Games bid.

Tragic Accident at Loro Park

Posted by dolly diver on December 28, 2009
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It is with great regret that Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz has announced the death of the Orca whale coach Alexis Martínez, following an unfortunate accident during the first training session at the stadium ‘Orca Ocean’, which as usual, involved seven coaches.
Alexis Martínez was attended to immediately by Loro Parque’s specialized staff and the Canary Emergency Department who responded immediately after a 112 emergency call.
After on-the-spot cardiopulmonary resuscitation he was taken by ambulance to BellVue Clinic, where he went into cardiac arrest.
This news has caused enormous pain to all the Loro Parque Orca staff and the show has been temporarily suspended as a sign of mourning.
Alexis Martínez Hernández was an excellent trainer with 29 years experience. He joined the Loro Parque family in 2004 which he loved. The post Mortem is expected to take place soon.

Another weather warning

Posted by dolly diver on December 20, 2009
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This current spell of bad weather is set to last a few more days.

The Met Office has put out yet another weather warning. A yellow alert beginning at midnight tonight (Sunday), until midnight on Tuesday, forecasting winds gusting up to 85kph and possible up to 100kph in higher regions, for Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma.

Let’s hope it ends there and the sun shines again in time for the Christmas season.


Posted by dolly diver on December 20, 2009
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sweet-lucyOn Saturday 5th December the local Mayor switched on the illuminations in the Plaza in Los Gigantes.

Among those lights was an artificial Christmas Tree, which the Santiago Del Teide Lions Club annually commemorate for their good causes. In previous years they have raised money for the Sight First Appeal, which was sent to enable those with treatable blindness maladies be restored to a life with vision.

This year, the buckets went round for the ‘Sweet Lucy’ fund. The young lady in question is an 8 year old with a genetic disorder called Sensory Neuropathy Atoxia (S.N.A.) which prevents the brains’ messages to the limbs being properly sent. Thus everyday activities such as catching a ball or even walking, are denied her.

The evening raised 520.00 euros which will be placed in her ‘Fund’ which is husbanded by the Lions Club, and has so far reached over 4,600.00 euros. Of this 2,600.00 euros will be spent on a special electric wheelchair for her.

The account for her is at the Banco March, and should anyone care to donate, the number is IBAN ES 39 0061 0215 140119520111.

Christmas Concert in Los Gigantes

Posted by dolly diver on December 17, 2009
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Santiago del Teide council are organising a Christmas concert on Saturday 19 December, It will be held in the square of Los Gigantes.

Taking part will be Folk Groups “Brisas” of Arguayo, “Taym” of Tamaimo, and Cultural Association Folk Roots of Santiago del Teide, the Municipal School of Folklore and the Municipal Band.

Yellow alert, heavy rain expected

Posted by dolly diver on December 11, 2009
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The Canary Islands Met Office has issued a yellow alert warning of the possibility of heavy rains.

Weathermen are warning that some areas could see a return to last months conditions with up to 60L per square meter of rain falling in the next twelve hours

The affected areas are expected to include the south and west of Tenerife, anticipated rainfall is expected from around 6pm today.

Umbrellas to the ready!

Tourist Information Office has some good news!

Posted by dolly diver on December 11, 2009
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tourist-office-los-gigantesThe new Tourist Information Office in Los Gighantes was pleased to announce that since its opening on the 16th of October its had over 1,000 people asking for information on various activities etc.

The main Nationalities visiting in October were British (738) Spanish (457) German (227) French (55).

In November 2.225 visitors were recorded with the majority again being British (976) and German (494) and Spanish (46).

More figures to follow in the up and coming months.

Bogus Policeman in credit card fraud

Posted by dolly diver on December 11, 2009
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 	viewpoint-los-gigantesLocal police are on the lookout for a bogus policeman who robbed tourists of their credit cards and PIN numbers.

He approached tourists on Tuesday 10th, while they were taking photos at a local viewpoint, near Los Gigantes, and asked them for their paperwork. Those who could not provide any ID were then asked for their credit cards and PIN numbers. He then left them declaring he was going to the nearest bank to verify the cards.

Three tourists obliged and handed over their cards with PIN numbers and the cheeky criminal drew out almost Euros 2000 at the nearest cash point.

Register for your rights

Posted by dolly diver on December 4, 2009
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All the members of the various administrations insist that you gain much more than you lose by registering as a resident at your town hall.

For young mums and students, residents may have the right to grants for transport, school meals and materials. There is a wealth of free cultural and leisure activities for everybody such as theatre workshops, learning computer skills, excursions and holidays within the islands, within Spain and international at very cheap prices, celebra¬tions at Christmas and New Year, folklore classes, hiking and trekking, beach sports, yoga, golf, visits to spas, open air gym classes and Spanish classes.
Tenerife’s island council also has grants available and summer camps, here and abroad for your chil¬dren. They give out craft licences, hunting, fishing and camping permits and help to administer free public transport for those who are eligible.
The local social services department offer personal homecare for disabled peo¬ple or the elderly, tele-assist¬ance, help with paperwork and administration and there is also economic help available in special cases.
There website is, which has a selection of branch offices all over the island and a central phone line at 901 501 901 which operates 24 hours but is better 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.