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Local Scene News:
-The first batch of 15,000 tickets for the Torre del Mar Weekend Beach Festival 2020 sold out within hours of going on sale.
-The opening of the new Designer Outlet at Plaza Major, Malaga, has been postponed due to licence issues. So far over 60 new shops are stocked and ready to open; eventually it should be the home to 100+.
POSTPONED, new date will be announced here- Free Breakfast and Free advice at Fitzgerald’s Live Music Bar in Nerja:
Thursday 24th October at 10am.
Contact me to reserve your place.
Tel. 0034 673 659 580
See poster for all details.
Show rescheduling: “Due to unforeseen circumstances the show on 24th October with Johnny G and The Legends of Soul and Motown that was due to be held at The Hotel Villa Flamenca, is having to be rescheduled for the New Year. Ticket holders please return to the place you bought them for a full refund, and please accept our sincere apologies.” Enquiries on 691 934 626
Organic and artisanal market Velez Malaga: The opening of the new ecological and artisanal market takes place this Friday 25th October in the Mercado de San Francisco building in Velez Malaga, organized by the association Eco Axarquia in collaboration with the Velez Malaga ayuntamiento.
Starting at 10 a.m with a variety of stalls selling local organic products and artisan crafts, with fruits and vegetables, grains, seeds and flowers, honey, bread, olive oil, jams and marmalades as well as essential oils, soap and natural cosmetics in the organic section and a variety of handmade quality crafts such as mosaics, woodwork, restored furniture, jewellery, artwork, and hand dyed woolen artifacts.
The market will run once a month on the last Friday of every month. New organic and artisan producers are welcome to apply for future markets to the Eco Axarquia association email, or through the Facebook page.
Mercado de San Francisco is the old market building in the centre of Velez Malaga which has been renovated and reformed into a food hall with small restaurants, a cafe and wine bar. It’s a lovely building and the perfect location for to take a stroll through the organic market and treat yourself to a glass of wine or breakfast afterwards.
Find us on this link http://tiny.cc/5xwqez
There is an carpark under the market – CARPARK LINK
We look forward to seeing you there this Friday!
Greetings from the ECA market team PIC
Live Acoustic Music in Competa: The Bandits and Miguelito will be playing live acoustic music in the cosy bar area at Casa Paco, Plaza Almijara, Competa, this Friday 25th October from 8.00pm. Limited number of tables, call 952 516077 to reserve yours.
Periana market: Monthly market Sunday 27 October in Periana’s town hall square. Stalls 5 euros each, tables not provided. For more info: 630594961
Duo Masque plays Live Music in Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa this Saturday!:
People who like to see the art show of the 5th Symposium LUZ might like to combine their visit with this offer of live music in the gallery. Saturday 26th 8:30pm DUO MASQUE will play Live Music in Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa. An exciting night of live world music including songs from Chile, Cuba, Turkey, Ireland, with Arabic rhythms.Russell Roberts, cajon, darbuka, bongoes, acoustic guitar. Christine Quayle vocals, flute, soprano sax, Irish whistle. An eclectic experience to listen and watch while surrounded by exquisite art. Entrance fee: 7,50 p/p. Bookings: email@example.com.
For more impressions of the event: FB Link.
Galeria Luz de la Vida, Calle Laberinto 15 Bajo, Cómpeta,
0034-722 539 488 / 0031-650 408 977
Bahía Beach Pop Rock Series: 2 dates left.
-Miss Gin Thurs Oct 17 2pm
-Swins Girls Thurs Oct 24 2pm
Bahía Beach, Paseo Marítimo de Poniente, 29740 Torre Del Mar 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
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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. Upcycled bedroom set.
-Lovely bedroom set consists of 2 bedside tables chest of drawers with loose marble tops and matching mirror. Measurements chest of drawers 110 x 43 x 78cm bedside tables 58 x 33 x 46cms Mirror diameter 86cms Price 240€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale, 3 items:
-an open fireplace which heats up the room, using ethanol which can be bought in china basars and ‘ferreterias’ h42 w23 l60 €30,-
-transport carrier h46 w49 l69 30.-
-rucksack/pushcart, h36 w29 l29 25.-
pick up/delivery competa/torrox/algorobo
willy/competa tel. 0045 24 25 61 01
For Sale: Cabinet in perfect condition for only 50 euros. To be picked up in Caleta de Velez. Alfred
For Sale: I phone 6s, unlocked To any SIM card, all set to factory settings.
Good clean condition with no scratches
Torre Del Mar area telephone Janet 683226685 sale 150.00 euro
Wine Man “Pancho” Kidnapped in Capetown!: Former tennis coach, Marbella ‘celebrity’ wine expert and businessman Pancho Campo was allegedly abducted at gunpoint on October 12 by two men posing as Uber drivers after leaving a get-together at the Dolphin Beach Hotel, near Table View. He was then taken on a hellish ride to the outskirts of the city. After the ordeal he was left on the side of the road, where he managed to attract the attention of a passing police vehicle at about 5am, after “walking for about 9km”. Photo Credit: Panchocampo.com Article at: Source Link
Local Ultratrail Racing Legend “Super Paco” Dies: “Super Paco” became well known in the Malaga province and across many areas of Andalusia and Spain for his peculiar and particular style of running and running attire. His participation was noted by all because of his advanced age but also because of his peculiar running style and attire. Always donned with a straw hat, jeans and long-sleeved shirt. There was never any fancy running gear for Paco. His passing was reported Tuesday. Pic Credit: Facebook
What to do with those Windows 7 computers that quit receiving security patches 14 JAN 2020?
-Upgrade it to Win 10. Most Win 7 computers can now upgrade to Win 7 safely. Some of these will eventually develop problems when future Windows updates that are incompatible with the old hardware break them. But the majority are safe to upgrade, and if they eventually do quit, well you’ve certainly had your moneys worth of use. It is possible to save all your old data files when you upgrade, but you will lose all old programs. You will need to buy a new copy of Win 10 to do the upgrade, the free-giveaway version ended Dec 2018. Currently 120UK from MS-GB website. Some early Win 7 computers, from 2011 and earlier, will not allow Win 10 to install correctly.
-Continue using Win 7 after it stops receiving security patches in mid-January. Don’t do any banking, shopping, or confidential tasks on a unit in this condition. Email and social media are probably ok. To do this you will want to buy and install a premium Anti-Virus that continues to support Win 7. I suggest Malwarebytes AntiVirus Premium (https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/), install the 14 day free trial, then if it works ok, pay them for a year. Despite this protection you will still be vulnerable to some new “fileless” malware and ransomware. For that I suggest a free weekly online scan with this ESET tool (https://www.eset.com/int/home/online-scanner/). Start this scan before you go to bed and leave it running as the scan will likely take over 3hrs. The scan results will be waiting when you get back to the computer in the morning. In addition always keep your data backed up, with a technically obsolete unit connected to the internet you can never rely on it for safe data storage.
-Convert it to Linux and continue using it until the hardware wears out. For a Win 7 like experience in Linux check out Zorin Linux (https://zorinos.com/).
-Disconnect it from the internet and dedicate it to your home theater, music and media system.
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