DigameXtra No. 1407 Thursday, Sept. 26th 2019

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Danny Boy’s Bar & Kitchen- This weekend at Danny Boy’s:
-Friday 17.30-19.00 A special one-off Radio Broadcast from UWS Radio (University of Western Scotland) live from the bar. An hour and a half of great tunes, songs and chat for folk music lovers, covering all areas of the folk tradition. DJ Graham will be setting up his pop-up radio booth on our terrace, and we’d love you to come join us for a drink and a chat.
-Saturday 21.00 – Karaoke with Carlos. Join us in the bar for a night of fun and craic. Sing along to your favourite songs, and choose from Carlos’ extensive songbook in English and Spanish.
-Sunday 21.00 – The Candlelight Sessions hosted by Paul Hayes. A sit-around easy going session of live music with Paul and a bunch of musical friends. Come along and join in, or just sit back, have a beer, and round off your weekend in style.
-All major sporting events shown at the bar too on a first come first served basis.
We hope to see you somewhere along the line at Danny Boy’s
Avenida America, blq 89, Torrox Costa.
Brendan & Martina tel:642934483
Email: kizzycunningham@gmail.com


3rd Ruta del Arte Frigiliana: One more year, in the unique setting such as Frigiliana, one of “The most beautiful villages in Spain”, more than 50 artists from 12 different nationalities will show their works in the 34 locations that you will discover along your walk through the picturesque white streets. From the 4th to the 6th of October 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Organized by Maribel Martín and Brendon Taylor (Studio-gallery AMARTE) in collaboration with the Town Hall of Frigiliana.
Among the particularities of this edition, it requires a special mention, the posthumous tribute to Soledad Platero Sánchez (1995-2019) in LOCALIZATION Nº14, where along with her posthumous work, will be the initiative A DAFFODIL FOR SOLEDAD, charitable proposal to raise funds for research against cancer, in general and sarcoma, in particular.
We also want to highlight our Photocall, thanks to which you can be part of the 3rd Ruta del Arte Frigiliana, as a spectator and as a creator. You can make your own work of art in the Photocall that you will find next to the information kiosk and share it on social networks tagging @rutadelartefrigiliana or using #rutadelartefrigiliana #fotocolrutadelartefrigiliana #photocallrutadelartefrigiliana so that everyone can see all the works created.
The brochures with the map and the artists will be available in every location.
For more information:
Studio-gallery AmArte Frigiliana
Maribel Martín, tlf: +34645818089


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events & excursions:
-Friday September 27th – The Centre will be closed for ST. Miguel Feria.
-Every Monday –Knitting & Crochet Group. Learn how to knit or crochet or just join a group of like minded individuals. Time 11.00 to 13.00 at the Centre.
-Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16:30 to 18:00. – Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others with English. 2 Euros for room fee or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 1 Euro.
-Every Wednesday – Get Slim Group. An informal group meet to weigh in and encourage each other. We will not follow a specific regime but discuss weight loss, share recipes and have a laugh. Drinks available. Time 11.00. 3 Euros for room fee or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 2 Euros.
-Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group.  The Art group meet and help each other with various forms of art, water colours, pastels etc. The craft group are currently making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding and Zentangle. Time 14.00 – 17.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with a Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€.
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning, Boutique & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of homemade cake. Browse our boutique with new and nearly new clothing and accessories. Also  household goods. Wide stock of second hand English books. Book tickets for coming events and excursions. There is also a little bit of paradise to enjoy sitting in the garden.
-Sunday October 6th – Harvest Thanksgiving & Blessing of St. Francis Service for Pets. Please come and join friends of the St. Barnabas Church, in the Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre. Please bring your photographs of your pets so that they can be blessed during the Service. Once the prayers are over, you will share a lunch, so please bring a plate of food. From Sunday September 29th to Sunday 27th October food will be collected at the Centre and later it will be distributed amongst the local charities. Time of the Service 11.00.
-Monday October 7th – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. You are welcome to join us and make and meet new friends at the Centre. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.00.
-Monday 21st to Thursday 24th October – Excursion to Baeza, Úbeda and Cazorla.  4 day coach excursion to the UNESCO world Heritage, Andalusia towns of Baeza and Úbeda, set in Jaen Province and also the National Park of Cazorla. Tickets are available at the Centre, price: 289 Euros per person in a double room or 329 Euros single room. Price includes insurance, guided tours and entrance fees. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times: Viñuela (Football pitch) 08.15, Torre de Mar (Bus station) 08.40, Caleta (opposite the Vets) 08.50, Algarrobo (Lidl) 9.00.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Info & bookings Tel.952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org. Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.


Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel: Upcoming events
-Sat, SEP28 Cher Tribute Sat 9 PM
-Sat, OCT5 1st Anniversary Party with Liquid Lunch hitting the stage at Sat 9 PM
-Sat, OCT12 Shirley Bassey Tribute with Carolynn May. Sat 9 PM
Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucín 29713 FB-Link


Louie Louie Rock Estapona:
-Thur SEP26 Sparzanza 11 PM
-Fri SEP27 Guns and Roses tribute 11:30 PM ·
-Sat SEP28 The Kleejoss Band Sat 11:30 PM
-Thur OCT3 Dirty Sound Magnet 10:30 PM ·
-Fri OCT11 Depeche Mode tribute by New Revox 11:45 PM
Puerto Deportivo – Av Luis Braille, Estepona 29680 FB-Link


Faulty Towers- The dining experience!: Basil’s rude, Manuel confused, and Sybil cracks the whip… all the while dishing up plenty of laughs and a 3-course meal. It’s an irrepressible, irresistible blend of top-flight improvisation and tight theatrical script, where ‘chaos’ reigns right from the start. Expect the unexpected in the show that’s 70% improvised!
Be warned: tickets will sell out, so early booking is essential! Click this link for more info and ticket purchases Info&Tix
-Wednesday 13th November. Restaurante la Plaza, Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa. Bookings must be made directly with the venue Tel: 952 93 50 73
-Thursday 14th November. Club la Costa World, Mijas Costa. Bookings must be made directly with the venue Tel: 952 66 99 00
-Friday 15th November. Salon del Mar, Torre del Mar. Bookings must be made directly with the venue. Tel: 952 64 49 52 Open 10.00am – 5.00pm
-Saturday 16th November. Sunset Beach Club, Benalmadena. Bookings must be made directly wth the venue. Tel: 952 57 94 00


Routa de la Musica at Bar 64: Sat 5th Oct. All vinyl Northern Soul & Mod DJs. Bar 64, Avda. Blas Infante 24, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena, 29631. Tel. +606 07 54 87


ARCH Quiz: Wed 2nd OCT, 8pm sharp, Free glass of cava! Venta El Bichito, Alhaurin el Grande. Tel 628867980


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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-Lovely small lamp table with drawer and shelves. Measurements Width 36cms Depth 26cms Height 69cms. Price €45
-Small hand craved table with written iron legs and wooden feet. Diameter 37cms Height 59cms Price €45
-Stripped back to natural coffee table-olive chalk paint with clear wax legs and dark wax top. Measurements Length 95cms Depth 50cms Height 42cms Price €95
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Tower speaker with bluetooth, USB, SD slot, FM radio, aux in, bass control and remote. Mains powered. As new, little used 45 euros.
-Solid door, 72 wide by 203 tall by 3.5 thick with lift-off hinges. 15 euros.
Collection from Velez. Peter +44 7726 297 292 (whatsapp)


For Sale, 2 items: 3-seater & 2-seater leather sofas. Two high quality sofas in soft dark brown leather, one 3-seater measuring 210cm x 90cm and one 2-seater measuring 180cm x 90cm. Both in very good condition. €200 each or €350 for both
Buyer to collect, Torrox Costa (More photos available on request)
Contact Stephanie on 603670040
stephanie . jones @ hotmail . com (no spaces)


For Sale: Pet house €20. (215x63x100cm Madera). Bought three months ago from Amazon for €130 for my daughter’s chicken who has now moved on to better pastures. The house has been outside and although the wood is not super strong it has stood up well in the wind and rain. It probably would be good to paint it if it is to stay outside. It can be dismantled with a screw driver. Mob. Kevin/Competa 634320684 / kevin@rivieramusic.co.uk


For Sale, 3 items:
-30 bottle wine rack 20 Euro
-Rechargeable drill 25 Euro
-400 DVD and CD available, 5 Euro for 10
Email: richard.p.haughton@gmail.com
phone 00447492009002 Richard/Algarrobo Costa


For Sale, 3 items:
-Kitchen tent used twice original price €219 now €100
-Webber BBQ Go-Anywhere gas BBQ original price €178 now €85
-2 ring gas cooker used twice original price €45 now €20
contact Martin/Competa
martin geeson @ me . com no spaces


Wanted: A “perching stool”, or bar stool, to be used for sitting at kitchen worktop, by a user of the Spanish Red Cross. If you have anything suitable, please contact Carolyn/Valez Malaga



Andalucia is to legalise more than 327,000 homes that have been in a legal limbo:
A decree from the Junta de Andalucia aims to put an end to the uncertainty in which 327,583 dwellings built throughout Andalucia on land not zoned for housing have found themselves in.
Owners of these houses will have to take the first step and ask their local council to abide by this regulation. This is not an amnesty. Houses built in protected areas such as national parks, within 100 metres of coastline or where demolition orders have been confirmed by the courts are not covered by the decree.
But it is hoped that it will remove the fear of demolition for the vast majority of the properties affected. In the past several houses have been knocked down. The courts arguing compensation should be paid to the owners by the developers or the local council that gave permission for their construction in the first place. The compensation process can take years to get through the courts.
The regulations allow for groups of houses to become urbanisations without being on the official urban development plans (PGOU). Up until now this was not possible and it could take up to nine years to be included. Instead they will be able to be included on a special development plan, which takes about 20 months. This will allow them to access basic services such as electricity and water supplies.
Most of the affected houses are in coastal provinces. Malaga (68,652), Almeria (55,265) and Granada (52,927) occupy the top positions of the list.
Many of these homes were originally built with permission from the local town hall but in areas not officially zoned for housing.
Many people bought their homes in good faith, thinking everything was above board and legal, only to later find the properties were unsaleable due to their ‘irregular’ status. Hopefully now most of these disputed builds can be legalized and bring to an end many years of anxiety.
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Alicante braces for mosquito plague: Just as the Alicante region is counting the costs of the worst floods in recorded history to hit the province, biology experts and warning of a secondary catastrophe to emerge from the flood waters. As parts of the region remain under water, the stagnant and murky swamps provide perfect breeding grounds for a multitude of insects including millions of biting flies such as the aggressive tiger mosquito. Environmental experts are also warning of the possibility that the marsh areas are harbouring the eggs of the Asian tiger mosquitos. This invasive species has spread rapidly throughout Europe in the past years and has the potential to carry serious diseases.  Source Link


Unidentified Insect: I am quite confident that the Insect is a Water Scorpion (Nepa cinerea), it is easier to identify with a clearer Photograph, when you know its rough size and it is laid out properly displaying all the appendages, however, I am quite sure I have identified the type of Insect correctly. Water Scorpions come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but the Ovipositor looking bit sticking out of the rear (a Snorkel to assist in underwater breathing) helps identify it. The following first Link will provide Photographs and further Links to other Websites, the second is The Wildlife Trust and provides a simple description about Water Scorpions:
I hope this information helps you, your Readers and specifically the Insect discoverer. Best regards, Eric/Nerja vespidae AT btopenworld DoT com


Water bug: The water bug is a water scorpion. The long “sting” at the back end is a breathing tube, not to sting with. However, it CAN sting people, but rarely does. Can hurt! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepa_cinerea
Birgit/Competa; birgit dot fastrup at gmail dot com


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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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