I decided to make today a blog update day and catch up on some loose ends such as the recent Saga Cook off and other newsworthy things I have found in my recent research.
Belize Blog update
“Cable Woes and Cayo Connection Meeting” – Wealth Ships
Why YOU Should Visit Belize in January – San Pedro Scoop
15 Top Tips For Sellers – San Pedro Belize – Invest in Belize Real Estate blog
Belize Travel News – Some of you may have seen the good news already but for those of you who haven’t, several Belize resorts scored major points in the trip advisor 2012 Travelers Choice Hotel Awards. Congratulations to all who made the cut.
Top 25 Hotels in the World
1. The Phoenix Resort
3. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Top 25 Hotels in Central America
1. The Phoenix
5. Coco Plum Island Resort
7. Turneffe Island Resort
10. Victoria House
13. Belcampo Lodge
20. Las Terrazzas
23. Chaa Creek
24. Mata Chica
25. Grand Caribe
Canadian news – World’s top islands: Frommers picks Tahiti, Belize, Tobago and more – The Toronto Star news paper.
Belize Rain Report by Cowboy Doug up at Grand Caribe – text received January 20th 1/2 an inch of rain last night starting at 11:40pm. Don’t forget tomorrow is pool party day, head on up and say hi to the cowboy.
Saga Humane Society Update
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the New Year. There seems to be a buzz in the air with 2012. Let’s hope it’s a good year for all of us!
Saga Humane Society would like to give a big thanks to Mojito Bar and their great staff for hosting our Pasta Cook-off. Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for the Saga shelter animals with an anonymous donor pledging to match all proceeds from this event; Saga was able to raise just over $3,000. There was a great turnout of visitors and locals who enjoyed all the fine Pasta dishes presented.
Winners were: 3rd Place: Chicken Fettuccini ala Parmesan from Faride Salinas who received a Cutlery Set; 2nd Place: Pineapple Chipotle Pasta from Xenika Nicole Armstrong who received a lovely set of 8 Pub Glasses; and 1st Place: Pork Chow Mein from Sharon Metcalfe who Received a Toaster Oven.
We would also like to thank our other entries for their wonderful dishes. Pasta Fiesta Salad – Pineapples Restaurant; Dill Macaroni Salad – LouAnn LeClaire; Bow Ties a Ragu de Tonno – Rosa LaRosa; Shrimp Roulade with Prosecco Tarragon Cream Sauce – Chap Ross & Kathy Neimic; Tia’s Salad – Tia Hindson; and Veggie Callaloni – Mathieu’s Deli.
Raffle Prizes: Kim Gonzalez won a Full Groom from Pampered Paws sponsored by George’s Kitchen. A visiting tourist won a Rod & Reel courtesy of Captain Sharks. And Eliza and her parents Jessica Waters & Stephen Card won Dinner for 2 plus a Mojito courtesy of Mojito Bar.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success. Heather Beck Janina Canales, Grant Crimmins, Ingrid Juarez, Joe LaRosa, Rosa LaRosa, Bob LeClaire, LouAnn LeClaire, Ingrid Lima, Katia Marin, Sharon Metcalfe, Lori Purdy, Nancy Rountree, Jonny Woodward.
Saga Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support.[front page picture of The Phoenix Resort by Matt Lankes and Demian Solano]