Author: Jack

Christmas hampers from Age Concern

Age Concern has begun to hand out their Christmas hampers to beneficiaries at their centre in la Siesta. On Tuesday 5 th December those receiving their hamper of tea time treats included Pam Creasey, Glenys Doyle, Joan Sugden, Ella Blacknall, Ann King, Carmen and Ken Jenkins and Joyce. Each hamper contained a variety of items including a bottle of wine, biscuits, panattone and chocolates. The presentation was in front of countless friends in the packed centre at Calle Paganini in La Siesta. The daily coffee mornings are a very popular facility provided by the centre which has an incredible...

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Black Cat Ink supports Tasha Appeal

Tattoo and piercing studio, Black Cat Ink, has come out in support of the Tasha Appeal, raising funds for Tasha Lynch’s Mitochondrial fund. Owner Gregg told the Costa Blanca People, “Like many on the Costa Blanca, Black Cat Ink in has been really touched by hearing of The ‘Tasha Appeal’ and yet also so warmed when hearing of all the great things locals in our community are doing to raise money to help out. We have placed collection buckets around the la Finca resort and really want to finish our collections with some Christmas cheer and invite you ALL...

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Bigger and better Orihuela Belén opens its doors

The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, and the councillor of Festivities, Mariola Rocamora, has officially opened the Municipal Bethlehem scene, known in Spanish as the Belen, which opened its doors to the public after the reading the Christmas proclamation. This year the Belen represents three scenes and gives life to the more than 300 figures that make it up. "After the success of last year in which Orihuela premiered its Bethlehem, many Oriolan people are eager to discover this year's composition and continue to revive one of the oldest traditions of our Christmas," said Bascuñana. The Councillor of Festivities...

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Christmas concert for the animals

On Saturday 16th December join the fabulous singers of ASOKA as they hold their 7 th  Annual Christmas Concert "STAR" in aid of the very deserving ASOKA ANIMAL RESCUE in Orihuela. The concert starts at 7pm.  It's full of wonderfully emotional moments as the rescue looks back over its year of saving and rehoming over 1000 abandoned animals of the area.  Created by Nick Moore it’s full of Christmas English language classics and wonderful projections. It’s much, much more than a carol concert! Get your tickets on the door: 5€.  La Lonja Concert Hall, Calle Aragón, Orihuela 03300.  Any enquiries call...

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New Leroy Merlin store on the coast

On Thursday, the Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, opened the new Leroy Merlin store that has just been purpose built in Orihuela Costa. A sister store to the main DIY superstore at Zenia Boulevard, the new branch in La Regia specialises in building supplies. Bascuñana stressed that "this opening is another example of the fact that the trade in Orihuela is a living sector in full development, and that it also brings new jobs to our city." The Oriolan Mayor was accompanied by the Councillor for Commerce, Miguel Ángel Fernández, and the deputy mayor, Rafael Almagro. There were also...

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