Social Scene

Social events around town.

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After making numerous appearances on stage or in parades, The Isla Bonita All Star marching Band has become San Pedro’s most popular marching band!  On Sunday, February 3, they entertained the guests at Crazy Canuck’s on invitation by Bob.  Then on Monday February 4, they led the parade for the San Pedro Cancer Society commemorating World Cancer Awareness Day.

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“We would like to share our little “Secreto” with you by celebrating our opening with a night full of great food, drinks, music and limbo under the stars!” This is what El Secreto’s invitation stated to its industry partners for as they officially celebrated the opening of the resort on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

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Estel’s Dine by the Sea was the place to be on Friday, January 18th as a blues jam session fundraiser took place. Rendezvous Restaurant & Winery owner Glen Schwendinger teamed with Blue Dogs band members Kent Obermann and Chris Kay to raise funds for the Holy Cross Anglican Primary School.

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On Saturday, January 5, 2013, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Hon. Manuel Heredia, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Deputy Mayor Severo Guerrero Jr., Hon. Joy Grant and members of the private sector held a dinner at Elvi's Kitchen in honor of the Ambassador of Taiwan, Mr. David Wu and his wife.

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It’s the season of giving and that is exactly what many businesses have been doing this Holiday Season in San Pedro. There were many fantastic Christmas raffles and give-aways that businesses on the island conducted as a show of appreciation to their customers.

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Holy Cross Anglican School surely has angels (or elves)!  Krista Mohr and Jodie Harnish, for the second year in a row, have played Santa's elves by collecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts for all of our 420 darling students at Holy Cross Anglican School.  There would be no Christmas for these kids if not for them!

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School's out for the Chrismas Holidays and the island kids are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. But before closing for the holidays, most of the island schools presented their annual Christmas Variety Shows to kick off the end of the year celebrations.

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The theme of this year’s Christmas Pageant at the Island Academy was all about Wish Lists and asking Santa Claus for the perfect gift. But the main message was about sharing and spreading love and cheer during the Christmas Season.

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Christmas is here and La Isla Bonita was in full Christmas spirit this weekend as activities kicked off with the Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2012 and the Christmas fun continued on Sunday, December 9, 2012 with Love FM’s 3rd Annual Christmas

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Congratulations to Carmelita Caceres and Mauricio Aquino who tied the knot on Saturday, December 1, 2012, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Their wedding ceremony was conducted aboard a catamaran that was a wedding gift from their close friends, in which they celebrated into the sunset. We wish Carmelita and Mauricio a great life together as they commence their journey of matrimony.

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The Holy Cross Anglican School held a cultural exhibition on Friday, November 16, 2012 at its school compound. On display were different booths of the various ethnic groups found in our beautiful Belize. Students displayed posters about the traditions, religious beliefs and food about each ethnic group and also performed to several typical and folkloric dances.

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El Divino Restaurant, located at Banana Beach Resort, inaugurated its new Sports Bar over the weekend on Saturday, November 17, 2012. There was Happy Hour specials on drinks and free BBQ samples. The Sports Bar is an extention to El Divino's bar/lounge and offers a great environment to watch sporting events in a comfortable lounge area surrounded by large flat screen televisions.

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To showcase the line of products and get businesses in San Pedro acquainted with their services, MADISO and the Beverage Division of Karl H. Menzies of Belize City, held a food sampling and wine tasting event that was held at the Villas at Banyan Bay on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

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Mexican telenovela actress Arlett Teran was spotted at two different restaurants in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize this week as she vacationed in La Isla Bonita. Owner of Caramba Restaurant, Rene Reyes, shared this picture of him with the beautiful Arlett in front of the restaurant after she dined at the popular island restaurant.

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Casa Picasso is back for the season! Yes, Jackie and Adam invited friends and guests to a social night to introduce their new head chef and celebrate their one year anniversary in San Pedro. Congratulations are in hand to the lovely couple who have come to love San Pedro and made such great friends on the island.

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Hallooween is celebrated grand on La Isla Bonita. The San Pedro High School student body got very creative in stading out with their best costume at their yearly Halloween Competition. There were many themed groups, creative, scary, original and funny costumes that amazed the crowd and wowed the judges. Below are the winners of the Halloween Competition 2012. Enjoy!

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Saga Humane Society held its 9th annual Halloween party on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the San Pedro Central Park. There was lots to eat and drink and the dog costume competition was at its best! There were dogs dressed as bee's, men in black and other adorable costumes. Pet turtles joined in the fun in this year's Halloween party and they dressed up too.

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Isla Bonita Elementary School held its Halloween Fair this past weekend on Saturday, October 20 at the Lions Den where the school hosted children who wanted to have some spooky Halloween fun. It was a fun evening that had lots of games and prizes for all the participants. Here are some of the fun and spooky costumes of the evening. Happy Halloween!

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Teacher Sharron Hazen, of Isla Bonita Elementary School, invited Ambergris Today to select the winners of her class’ Poster Completion depicting this year’s September Celebrations Theme “Many Faces, Many Dreams, One Goal, Celebrating Belize. Here are the winners of Standard 5 and 6 Poster Competition: First Prize Winner: Kia Nuñez from Standard 5

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At the PUP Central Party Executive meeting held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, Mr. Baldemar Graniel Sr. of San Pedro Town was given the George Price Service to the People Award. Mr. Baldemar Graniel Sr. has been an active member of the San Pedro PUP Branch and has served for 15 years in the Town Council of which two times he served as Mayor of San Pedro Town.

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