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Work on the beach in Los Gigantes is well under way

Posted by dolly diver on February 23, 2011
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The work on Los Gigantes beach is going ahead at a good pace. The huge rolls of wire meshing, which have been shipped in from Santander from the mainland are currently being crane lifted, unrolled and pinned into position.

St. Patrick’s Night at the Blarney Stone

Posted by dolly diver on February 22, 2011
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St. Patrick’s Night

Have you a little bit of Irish blood in you? If so you must come to the “Blarney Stone”, in Playa Arena on March 17th 2011. With Lions Club of Santiago del Teide they will be holding a traditional Saint Patrick’s night from 7:30pm

The evening will include Irish music and a full carvery with special drinks prices and a raffle. The proceeds will go to Lions funds.

The “Blarney Stone” is opposite the beach in Playa Arena.

In all a great family night out. Tickets Euros 15 per person (children Euros 10)

Tickets available from the “Blarney Stone”, and MDI Alcala

If you require any further information call Mary 607435267 or Sheila 637819204

Polish man drowns off Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on February 17, 2011
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 	stormy-seas-playa-arenaA 33 year old Polish man and his 21 year old female cousin were washed off the rocks by high waves in the El Jurado area near the beach at Puerto Santiago at around 11.30pm on Tuesday night.

The woman managed to clamber over the rocks back to shore and was suffering from cuts bruises, hypothermia and shock.

An over night air sea rescue search was coordinated and the drowned man was eventually recovered the next morning from the sea near the Europa Buildings in Puerto Santiago.

The family had just arrived and they were staying at the Playa Arena hotel

Work begins on Los Gigantes beach

Posted by dolly diver on February 10, 2011
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Work began today on improving the infrastructure of the beach in Los Gigantes

The work is being carried out by company Dragados SA which have an estimated budget of 500,000 euros.

Anchors of between four and nine feet high are being set in the slope of the cliff which will support a special mesh which will be covered with cement.

Work is expected to take around 10 weeks which will see the beach open by Easter.

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