DigameXtra No. 1485 Saturday, Dec. 14th 2019

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Christmas Concert: The Competa based choir, Coro de Competa,is performing an Evening of Christmas Music and Carols, on Friday 20th December at 7.30 at the Hotel Balcon. Come and start your Christmas by joining us in singing some carols and listening to our fabulous four part harmony Christmas songs. Entry is free, with all donations going to the local charity “Caritas”. Help us to help them by attending this uplifting and inspiring Christmas Concert. We look forward in seeing you there and for your support. For further details, contact gregstarr4 @ hotmail.com


5k Animal Charity Walk: This Sunday the 15th of December in Torre del Mar.
A fun day out to raise money for the animal charities in the Axarquia and to spread awareness. Check in is at the lighthouse in Torre del Mar from 10:45 until 11:45 and is 5€ per person. The walk will start at 12:00
The charities that are taking part are: AROS, Pisadas Felinas, Maren’s little rescue, Anazaia & Patrice animal rescue, ADA, Chivis Solidarias
For more information call : 722278992


The Christmas Traditions Festival, this weekend: This will be the first in a series of festive activities scheduled to take place in Benalmádena in the lead-up to Christmas. Organised by the foreign residents’ department and various local expat associations, the festival will be held in Plaza Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 December.
This popular festival presents unique Christmas experiences, typical products, shows and gastronomy from 15 countries, including Germany, France, Argentina, Ukraine, Mexico, USA, Italy and the UK. Visitors will be invited to sample a variety of traditional festive food and drinks, from the customary mulled wine and mince pies to more exotic cuisine, like Allahabadi cake, traditionally eaten by Indian Christians during Yuletide.
The festive gathering will offer plenty of activities to keep children occupied and these will include a bouncy castle, face painting and festive games and competitions; while Father Christmas, the Slavic Santa Ded Moroz, and the Three Kings will make appearances throughout the day.
The festival, which is free, begins at 1pm each day.
For more information, see www.benalmadena.es
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/what-to-do/201911/29/christmas-traditions-benalmadena-20191129102203-v.html


Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Last Open Sunday of 2019!
Come, relax and escape all political discussion in the last Open Sunday of 2019.
Art, sculpture, music and nature all combined for your pleasure and inspiration.
This week’s beautiful new additions to the Garden are by local ceramicist Anne-Barbara Lenzin.
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
Kitty and Nick thank you all for your support to the Art and Music Association in 2019 and wish you and your loved ones all the best for whatever you celebrate at this time of year.
See you (again) in 2020!
Please note: The next Open Sunday will be Jan 5th but there will no live chamber music.
Jete, Granada 609 706 210


Bar Los Amigos Christmas Market: Saturday 14th December 12pm-3pm. Free Entry
Contact Details- Bar Los Amigos, Centro Comercial, 1B Torrox Park 29793, Malaga
Opp. Camping El Pino. Tel 0044 7834389562
Facebook Page – Bar Los Amigos Torrox

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Tony Roam Removals:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain
Scheduled all year every month on time.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
We can add too or amend these dates if viable.
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Removal and Collection – Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans. For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help. House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call. Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door. Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or
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Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
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Desperately seeking musicians: The Choir of Algarrobo needs the voluntary help of any musicians who can provide backing for a concert which we will give in the Church of Algarrobo-Pueblo on 20th December at 8:00 p.m. Please call or WhatsApp Lidia on 634687058, a.s.a.p.

Wanted: Spanish interpreter for court. Hello, I want to get a free Abogado from the juzgado in Torrox Pueblo and think I am going to need a Spanish Interpreter to do so. Please respond with Rates per hour etc
Responses to Oggie/Torrox

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Deep fat frier. 15 euros.
-DeLonghi coffee machine. Very little useage. 35 euros.
Geoff/Torrox Tel 951066068 / 666322732
email gailandgeoff@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Hotel deal. The Phoenix Christmas 2019
Due to illness we have a late availability of a double room for our Christmas break in Benalmadena. The stay is at the Sirocco Hotel in Benalmadena on a full board basis. The price of €280pp includes hotel accommodation, buffet restaurant, coach fare and restaurant and driver gratuities.
The date is the 23rd – 27th December
For further information please call Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk

For Rent: Long Term One Bedroom Rental Available in Nerja. Lovely furnished one bedroom apartment in the charming urbanisation Verano Azul (Nerja), with a large sunny south facing terrace, tropical gardens and two large swimming pools, mountain views from the terrace, comprised of: living-dinning room, well equipped modern open kitchen, (fridge/freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine), one complete bathroom, one large double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, air conditioner warm/cold in living-room and bedroom, community satellite, storage wardrobe. 500,00 € + bills. Photos available on request. Sorry, no pets. Peaceful place, well connected five minutes walk to Burriana Beach, very near to supermarkets, town bus stop, bus station and health care centre. Available from the First of February 2020. Possible viewing with appointment. Pilar/Nerja. Contact + 0034 652 15 59 09 from Monday to Friday between 5:30-8:30 pm, weekends all day. Whatsapp available.

For Rent: Long Term. Country house in Los Romanes. Casa Frontera is again available for rent. Uniquely positioned at the end of a short track(nearest neighbor 100 mtrs), the house offers total privacy, surrounded by olive trees, oranges,almonds and grapes, this would suit people who value their privacy, whilst only 1.5 kms from the beautiful village of Los Romanes near Lake Vinuela. 2/3 beds, large Kitchen Diner, large living room, separate bathroom (toilet,full Bath, shower, washing machine, wash basin), front covered Patio(fenced), downstairs to lower terrace(fenced) with 3rd bedroom and workshop, underbathroom log store. Small viewing terrace above the bathroom with more excellent views. 1000 sq meter property and land. Part or unfurnished.
490e per month. Tel Paul/Los Romanes 636857697
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News & Articles

EU sides with Americans in Europe in fight against US tax schemes:
Brussels asks the US government to ease their complicated tax policies that are putting 300,000 US residents in Europe in a financial squeeze.
For years the Accidental Americans Association (AAA) has battled to be exempt from a tax scheme imposed by the US requiring that all Americans file annual tax returns to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – even when the person has not lived on US soil since they were a child. In recent years the US has made renouncing your US citizenship more difficult and very expensive for people who consider themselves “tax hostages”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20191213/eu-sides-with-americans-in-europe-in-fight-against-us-tax-schemes

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Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King:
Whether you are living in Spain or are visiting the Nerja area,we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King in Nerja.
Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee and biscuits,why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30am, and we also have Prayer meetings every Thursday at 11.00am.
We are having a Carol service on Sunday 22nd at 6.30pm, with free Mulled Wine and Minced Pies afterwards.(or tea /coffee if preferred)
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms


Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519


Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge


Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
There will be a celebration of the Holy Communion on
-Tuesday the 24th of December (Christmas Eve) at 5.30 p.m. (The First Communion for Christmas). At the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara.
There will also be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on
-Wednesday the 18th of December at 6.00 p.m. at the Parish Church, Canillas de Albaida.
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Ambulance: 061
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Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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