Lions May Fair in Aid of Victims of Domestic Violence

Lions May Fair in Aid of Victims of Domestic Violence

For the second consecutive year, the North Mallorca Lions held their May Fira. Domestic Violence is a serious topic that needs to be out in the open and women all across the island need their help and the fair used local community acts and fun activities to bring people together and raise awareness. Please support their appeal as much as you can.

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Local News (24th May 2018 issue)

Local News (24th May 2018 issue)

Find out about the new ferry services that connect the islands, the participation projects in Pollensa, plans for the end of term summer party in Alcudia and will the plans to extend the trainline to Puerto Alcudia ever become a reality…

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Charity Night for CSG Mallorca

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Last week’s 1970s-themed charity night at Liberty Kitchen in Puerto Pollensa wrapped up the fundraising walk for the Cancer Support Group.
The seven-day trek saw a group of seven women make their way across the GR 221 Dry Stone Walk that crosses the Tramuntana mountains. Anita Vince, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, walked with her sister and old friends. They were joined on various days with friends and family and were supported by Sarah Feltham-Hunt who provided them with logistics and support ie. clean clothes and food! 

The walk and the party that followed raised in excess of €4,000 and still counting! “Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, myself and my family have been undertaking a different journey and now I feel I am on the right road to recovery...” Anita added, “To help develop my strength in both body and mind, I decided to walk across the Dry Stone Way and raise money for Cancer Support Group Mallorca, who have helped me through some of the more difficult times.”
To see how you can get involved visit www.cancersupportmallorca.com. 

Bonfire Night Success

from Nickie Bayliss

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On Saturday 4th November many came out in the truly awful British weather to Crestatx to the Bar Paraiso, for an evening of fun, food and fireworks! The rain did stop in the end and we were able to have an amazing evening. Special thanks for the entertainment from the talents of Joe Sortino and the North’s very own piano man, Ben Wright (with a beautiful vocal performance from Saskia Ingrosso). I know that we all love living in Mallorca and embrace the Spanish culture, but every now and then it’s great to come together and be a little bit British.

Entry to the event was with a toothbrush, and a total of 382 were brought along with 32 tubes of toothpaste. Rachel Shuckburgh in Puerto Pollensa had also been collecting to support Anna Edward who will be volunteering later this month in Senegal with the charity “Dentistas Sobre Ruedas” Anna will have too many to fit in her suitcase on this visit but what she can’t take will be taken out with the next volunteer.

Many thanks to Cachi and Mari the owners of the bar for hosting this event, which was supported so wonderfully by the local community.

Nautical School Plans in Alcudia

The municipality of Alcúdia is to have the first professional nautical training centre, a project that will be financed by the sustainable tourism tax, with a bi-annual investment of €2.5m and a capacity for 200 students per year.

The project is the result of the collaboration of the Government Ministers of Tourism, of Education, of Workers and the municipality of Alcúdia. All agreed to emphasize the importance of strengthening vocational training and added that the nautical sector has a demand for workers. The vice president and minister for Tourism, Biel Barceló stressed that the project “fits within the objectives of the eco-tax.”

For his part, Mayor Mir said that the training of young people “is a constant concern” of the City Council and described as “right” to create a nautical training centre in Port d’Alcúdia. He also took the opportunity to announce that he will not give up on the hotel school.

Project Posidonia

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The Posidonia meadows of the Bay of Pollensa are assured a brighter future after the Balearic Government and the Red Eléctrica signed their development project, named “The Marine Forest”, which will allow the recovery of two hectares of posidonia meadows They are currently in a state of degradation near Punta Avançada.

This unprecedented initiative in the Mediterranean aims to be a living laboratory for marine biologists to explore the slow-growing plant, which is so important for the ecosystem of the entire Mediterranean and whose population has decreased between 5-20% in the last century. 

The area where the posidonia plantation will be carried out will be marked to avoid anchorage and the scientists will be in charge of evaluating the survival and growth of the posidonia specimens, the recovery of the general ecosystem as well as the CO2 emissions.

For more information on Posidonia Meadows in the Balearics, see this video by Mission Blue