DigameXtra No. 2448 Thursday Jan. 5th, 2023 – Next Issue Monday Jan 9th

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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Fundraiser Update: Fundraiser ends this week. Today last year’s total has been reached. €1345 more is needed to reach this year’s goal. Less than 2% of subscribers have donated this year. 
– To those yet to donate, please help me reach the goal so I can receive €2 per hour for the work I do everyday providing what many consider to be a valuable community asset! 
– Thank you to those of you who donated. 
– Issues take 6+ hours a day to assemble, 6 days per week.
– Last year’s donations totaled €2400, providing me €46/wk for 36-hour weeks, or €1.28 per hour.
– I am now aiming for the princely sum of €2 per hour, requiring total donations of €3745, the current goal. With hundreds more subscribers than last year, this should be attainable. If the new goal is not reached by January 7th, it’s not the end of the world, but some changes will be made. In that case, DigameXtra may change to a 5-days-a-week publication schedule, Monday thru Friday only. There may also be some other changes, to shorten the amount of time it takes me to assemble daily issues. It all depends on the donations received in the next 3 days. It all depends on YOU! 

Please Donate Today!

Only A Few Days Remain in the Holiday Season Fundraiser. If the goal is reached, I will refrain from fundraising until mid-November. If the goal is not reached, there will be another fundraiser this summer.

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What’s On

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Bar Bij Fleur- Torrox Costa: Traditional Celtic Music Session
Monday 9 Jan. 2-5 pm live music & special menu.
We have real HEMA smoked sausage. And that’s why we have sauerkraut stew with bacon and sausage all day on Monday 9 January! Vegetarian also available. Please book in advance. You can do that through this post. Cost, 10 euros! Come by after the Torrox Costa Monday Market, we are very near the market site.
BLQ 8, Costa del Oro 5 FB 

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The Diego Amador Trio will perform a unique blend of flamenco and jazz: Clarence Jazz Club in Torremolinos on Saturday, January 14.
The trio consists of Diego Amador himself, a singer and pianist, alongside Pablo Zapata who plays electric bass guitar, and Luis Amador on the drums.
https://www.clarencejazzclub.com/wp/  & Video Link


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Swing Concert, 5 Bands: Fri, 27 Jan at Peña Los Amigos.
Calle Los Romeros, 7, in Torremolinos, 8pm doors, concert starting at 10:30pm.
Troupers Swing Band, Swing Monkeys, Málaga Swing, Rockers Friends Rumble, Sun Coast Rockin’ Club, and Spain Swing Dance Band.
€10 and guests are also asked to bring a 1 kilogram of non-perishable food.
Tickets can be purchased by sending a WhatsApp message to: 675343980 Video Link

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DoctorLaptop Note: The office is now closed for a long weekend. I will reopen Monday, Jan 9th, 2pm. Everyone have a great Three Kings Weekend! Next public holiday is not until Tuesday, 28 Feb, Andalusia Regional Holiday. Next public holiday after that is Easter weekend, 6-9 April this year. So I am gonna get some rest this weekend while I have the chance, as the past 2 weeks have been anything but relaxing.

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
Personal tailor-made real estate.
DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY?
We are selling properties inland and along the coast.
If you want us to sell yours contact us now. 
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook. 
info@blucee.com
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

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Would you like to get in touch with your creativity?:
Have you painted in the past, but then life had other plans for you? Would you like to pick it up again? You can!
Have you often thought about joining a painting class, but you didn’t think you were good enough? May I prove you wrong?
Do you love writing, but you are not sure how to start or get more practice? Do you believe me when I tell you that you too can be a storyteller?
My name is Renate and I would love to inspire and guide you to get creative. Whether you join my art class or a writing session. Via this link you can find out more!
https://www.renatevannijen.com/page/35565/get-creative-art-classes-and-expressive-writing-classes
https://www.renatevannijenfineart.com/page/34806/links
Follow me on Facebook ; tel.0034-655211276 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Are you still dealing with scammers on Fakebook Marketplace?
Sell your items here, to locals, for cash, without the shenanigans.

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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques: 
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
Tel: 653 429 452 ; Email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com ; I am a DigameXtra sponsor so my contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Stunning solid castillan wooden Sideboard Measurements 159 x 36 x 81cms Price 250€
– Beautiful preloved rocking chair Price 115€
– Chocolate brown leather 2 seater sofa with matching chair very comfy Measurements 175 x 90cms 113 x 90cms Price 160€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Baby’s Cot with Mattress, hardly used, been in our holiday home, nice & clean but some marks, €35
– IKEA High chair white €10
– Wooden extendable stair gate €10 
€50 If all taken together.
I am in Torrox Campo off the Torrox – Competa Road near Kilometre 12 or can meet at the BP station or on the Coast.
Gail – email gaileastwood AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
or Wattsapp +447799764322 

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For Sale: Large quantity of avocados. Picked fresh on 4th January 2023. €30 or open to offers. Janet, Frigiliana. Collection Frigiliana campo near Los Caracoles.
WhatsApp +447811493848
Janet.dobson61@gmail.com 

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For Sale, 2 items: Two generators
– 1 Yanmar YSG 750. Only used 3 times
– 1 Hilarity TG 800, used once. Both machines output DC 12V
Both machines have not been used for awhile and will therefore need servicing, fuel change, possibly new spark plugs.
You can download a service manual for the Yanmar on the internet.
Ideal for caravan or motor home or at these prices to service and sell on. Can deliver to Algarrobo Lidl on a Tuesday or can be collected. 60€ each or both for 100€.
Jon (Archez) 634321967 / mainses2@yahoo.co.uk 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Ceramic table and 4 chairs with cushions €150.
– Pool Chairs €20 for the pair.
– Wrought iron and ceramic shelves €20.
Dawn, Torrox Costa, 638474718 

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For Sale: All-In-One PC, HP20 by Hewlett-Packard w/ BIG Screen 
2014 model, upgraded and reconditioned by DoctorLaptop. €200
This computer is a thin, free standing 20″ HD display with the computer built-in. Just add a keyboard and mouse and you are ready to go.
– Fresh install Windows 10 Home with original activation licence.
– 1000Gb Hard drive; 6Gb RAM; AMD E1@1.4Ghz; Ethernet; 2.4Ghz wifi (no 5G)
– DVD; webcam w/ mic; built-in speakers; 2x USB3; 4x USB2; card reader.
See spec sheet and photo source: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04110007
Come try it before you buy. Good for internet & watching videos.
Buyer collects. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 2pm. 

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Recommendations & Requests

When making a recommendation always include the phone number or website of the biz, service, etc., so readers can reach them.
Note: I can’t post third party email addresses.

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Recommendation for Boot Camp: If you want to improve your fitness and muscle strength I can highly recommend John de Does’s Boot Camp. You can participate at whatever level and for a very reasonable price attend as many times a week as you wish. The classes are 9.00 till 10.00 at the Petanque courts near the swimming pool in Torrox Pueblo.
He also has a gym in the village and offers one to one personal training. For more information check out his web site http://www.trainingstudiotorrox.com or call him on 601636962
Get out there and fulfill those New Year resolutions!!
You won’t regret it. Gill, Torrox
ogillyarmstead@gmail.com

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

EUROPE

High temperatures, sparse snowfall in Europe’s Alps worries ski industry:
– Patches of grass, rock and dirt were visible this week in some of Europe’s skiing meccas, such as France’s Chamonix, Innsbruck in Austria and Crans-Montana in Switzerland.
– Over the New Year’s weekend, Switzerland recorded its highest-ever January temperatures north of the Alps with thermometers hitting 20.2 degrees Celsius (68.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of Delemont.
– MeteoSwiss, Switzerland’s national weather and climate service, said January heat records fell at several monitoring stations on the north side of the Alps mountain range, due to warm winds from the southwest.
– The shortage has been particularly burdensome around Switzerland’s Adelboden, which is set to host World Cup skiing tournament, and generally draws 25,000 fans for a single day of racing. Course director Toni Hadi acknowledged that the race will be run on 100% artificial snow this year.
– Germany too has seen unusually springlike temperatures – as high as 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit) in parts of the country on Monday. New Year’s Eve is believed to have been the warmest since reliable records began. The German Weather Service reported readings of 20 Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) and just above at four weather stations in southern Germany, news agency dpa reported. Full article:
https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230104-climate-change-high-temperatures-sparse-snowfall-in-europe-s-alps-worries-ski-industry

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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am / Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780. Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com ; Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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Informal Christian fellowship group in Torrox Pueblo:
Meeting on occasional Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Kevin and Julie.
Email: Juliestares@hotmail.co.uk ; WhatsApp 44 7531856465

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/mk2-cinesur-el-ingenio

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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