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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, Wi-Fi, $175

Bought at Amazon.com, for travel. Used for MAX 15-20 hrs, for 2 trips. Works great. Ideal for Internet browsing, email, watching videos and films. This 2012 model remains the highest rated Galaxy and is still on the market for $225-$260 new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi) 2012 Model 4.4 out of 5 stars 4,242 customer reviews | 1000+ answered questions at Amazon.com Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS 7-inch Multitouch Screen (1024 x 600) 8GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 1GHz Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM 8 hrs battery life 12 ounces weight › See more product details at amazon.com
Also for sale a blue tooth keyboard/case – $25
Brand new 32 mb San disk memory card $25

Name: Jane
Email: paypromptly@gmail.com

You can now buy the best sour dough bread in town at Ambrosia store

At Ambrosia we are excited to announce that we now carry El Mercado’s Artisanal Bakery, delicious Sour Dough Bread for retail sale.

You can order yours for pick-up so be sure to send us an email with your order.

Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Bolivar 13-86 y Esteves de Toral

Gina: ambrosia.ecuador@gmail.com
098 728 9146

Name: Gina
Phone: 593987289146
Email: ambrosia.ecuador@gmail.com

All About Cuenca’s Famous Fanesca: A Culinary Tour

Event date: Apr. Wednesday 12

Ecuador is famous for its Easter soup, fanesca, and the experts agree that the best fanesca is made in Cuenca. To help put you in touch with this great culinary tradition, we’ve created a special market, cooking, and eating experience that you won’t forget. Join our five-hour tour, Wed. April 12, that includes a visit to the local mercado to pick up ingredients, cooking class with one of Cuenca’s best fanesca chefs and, of course, a fabulous meal. Tour cost is $49. Hosted by Terra Diversa. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Name: Cecilia
Phone: (+593 7) 282 3782
Email: hello@terradiversa.com

Spanish for Mobility Students.

One on one lessons. Group classes. Cultural Immersion.
We love to teach Spanish.

More information on Hummingbird website: http://vazulei.wixsite.com/hummingbirdcuenca

Name: Vilma
Email: aula.hummingbird@gmail.com

Spanish Conversation over Lunch

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 22

Are you looking for a place to improve your Spanish conversation? If so, our group of expat residents and Cuencanos cordially invites you to join us for lunch – or coffee. Spanish Conversation over Lunch members look forward to meeting you. If you are a bit nervous about coming, bring a friend!

We meet every Wednesday in the back part of the Zona Resfrescante restaurant which is located on Benigno Malo opposite Payless Shoes about half a block from the New Cathedral (Catedral Inmaculada Concepción).

When: Wednesday, March 22nd from 1PM to 3PM.
Where: Benigno Malo 9-55 between Gran Colombia and Simon Bolivar

Name: Roxanne
Phone: 098-384-9355
Email: roxanne.writing@gmail.com

Cuenca Consignments now open Tuesday Thursday and Friday 11 to 5

New items arrive daily. So drop by and shop our ever changing inventory. We have Coffee, Tea, Jewelry, Cell phones, Furniture , Appliances,
Electronics, Toys, Clothing, Sterling Silver, Bedding, Collectables, and packing material. We can even schedule and supervise your local move.

Name: Laurie Bowers
Phone: 0967982182
Email: oneredbead.jewelry@yahoo.com

A trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil on April 5, 2017

A trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil on April 5, 2017
The cost is $ 15 per person.
Minibus Mercedes.
Comfort, insurance, safety.
Book now!

Kondor-Tour
Tel: +593 96 704 3262
kondortour@gmail.com
info@kondor-tour.info

Name: Alexandr
Phone: +593 96 704 3262
Email: kondortour@gmail.com

Furnished Apartment For Rent, Excellent Location

In a charming safe and quiet gated community, it has everything around: few steps to Supermaxi del Vergel, milenium plaza, parque de la madre, shops, restaurants, drugstores and more.

This new place has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, medium size, it has everything you need, and you feel like at home, the minute you walk in, on the second floor of a building with no elevator.

Price: $ 550 (This price includes condo fee and all utilities).
Cell: 099 7 182 084

 

Name: Alicia Vazquez
Email: vivoencuenca@yahoo.com

Cuchara Magica Restaurant

We have our Facebook page up now, so we will be posting our full menu and daily specials there. We are open from 7 am until 10 pm Monday through Saturday. Beginning in April we will be open for Sunday Brunch from 10 am until 3 pm.
We can accommodate large groups for playing cards or having meetings and we have a quiet, comfortable atmosphere.
We have a large menu of breakfast and lunch items as well as 8 to 10 daily dinner specials (served from 11 am to 10 pm. Items such as Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, BBQ chicken or ribs that are so tender they just fall off the bone! We also have a large variety of desserts that are made fresh daily, such as Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Key Lime Pie

Name: Trish
Phone: 095 898 3571
Email: trishrobertson2016@gmail.com

Improve your spanish fast & easy

We offer you one to one Spanish classes. We adapt to you needs to make your learning easier and more fun. $6/hour (individual lessons) and $ ‘/hour (2students). We ar-e experienced teachers; we have nice classrooms in a colonial house with patio, blocks from Parque Calderon (Rafael Maria Arizaga 8-18 y Luis Cordero).
Monica y Yadira
monizhin@hotmail.com

Name: monica
Phone: 0999875446
Email: monizhin@hotmail.com

Travel from Guayaquil to Cuenca

March 29, 2017
Travel from Guayaquil to Cuenca
$ 15
Book now!

Name: Alexandr
Phone: +593 96 704 3262
Email: kondortour@gmail.com

Inclusive and Transforming Christian Worship This Sunday at ICC

Event date: Mar. Sunday 19

What are the things that truly satisfy your life?

Do you live life from the outside in or from the inside out?

Join us this Sunday at the International Christian Community as we reflect upon these questions in songs, prayers, and the written and spoken word of God. Pastor Kennemer will share a message with us from the Gospel of John 4: 5-26 on the theme of “Quenching the Thirst for Life” and our choral group will present a lively musical interpretation from the Book of Isaiah. Our service is open to all who seek to know Christ better and experience a community of love and acceptance so come and enjoy “God with us”.

Worship Service: Sunday, March 19th at 11 AM

Location: Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca (just north & east of Mt. Sinai Hospital)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icccuenca

Website: www.internationalchristiancommunity.org

Name: ICC (International Christian Community)
Phone: 096-951-4430
Email: info@internationalchristiancommunity.org

In need to Apostille a U.S. Document?

Let us save you the trouble, with more than ten years of experience in the USA, and a two-year office in Cuenca…we can assist you!
Whether you need to apostille a birth certificate or a FBI background check, we are here for you, please contact us for a free quote.

Office: Sucre 12-42, between Tarqui and Juan Montalvo, Cuenca
Cellphone: 099-011-3231

Name: Liliana
Phone: 0990113231
Email: apostillaint@gmail.com

Sponsor a Student!

Ecuador Cares, in conjunction with Centro Educativo Nova (NOVA), is proud to announce the Sponsor-A-Student program! We are looking for generous and good-hearted donors who would like to help boys and girls from low-income families get a proper education.

NOVA identifies students that need extra financial support and shares their information with Ecuador Cares. Sponsorships are paid monthly, and the total cost of that monthly sponsorship varies according to the needs of each student – e.g., some students have disabilities and others may require nutrition support.

All resources received for the Sponsor-A-Student program are used only for that purpose. The annual cycle of sponsorships will begin in September 2017; however, there are some students who still need assistance for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school term.

It’s possible to support students through half or full sponsorships – you can join together with other donors to sponsor a student – and you can make your payments conveniently and securely on the Ecuador Cares’ website.

Bard Gale, executive director of Ecuador Cares, and his wife, Brenda, have sponsored Martin Illescas, a special needs student at NOVA for the past 2 years. They first met and started sponsoring Martin through Hearts of Gold Foundation at CETAP, a local nonprofit run under the loving care of Rocio.

“Martin was given an opportunity to move to NOVA, where he could receive focused care for his autism,” Bard said. “It has been a blessing to get to know Martin and we are committed to supporting him in his education as far as his abilities can take him.”

To see what students currently need sponsorship and learn a little more about them, please visit the Sponsor-A-Student page. If you decide to sponsor a student, simply click on their information and you will able to complete your donation online.

For more information about the Sponsor-A-Student program, please email info@ecuadorcares.org

Name: Ecuador Cares
Phone: 097-919-7042
Email: info@ecuadorcares.org

Cuenca Bagels Apologizes to The Irish Rovers

by,
Patty O’Furniture
Long time ago arrived in Cuenca, quite green
Found more kinds of breads than you’ve ever seen
But search as we might, t’were no bagels in sight
Cuenca had yet to see a bagel done right
Now we’ve got cranberry bagels w/ walnuts or just plain
Some cinnamon raisin and Parmesan
We’ve got onion garlic sesame and sure as your born
Cuenca Bagels bakes them all filling each of your orders in turn
Saw bagels in the market and it gave me pain
Said to myself, O’er this market I’ll reign
Said, Hey there Cuenca, tell you what I’ll do
I’ll make a wide variety of bagels available to you
Now we’ve got cranberry bagels w/ walnuts or just plain
Some cinnamon raisin and Parmesan
We’ve got onion, garlic, sesame and sure as your born
Cuenca Bagels bakes them all, filling each of your orders in turn
Thank goodness Rich was there to answer the call
Finished baking those bagels before the sun was seen by y’all
Baker’s Dozens 2 by 2
And he called out as he delivered to you
Hey Lord, Now we’ve got cranberry bagels w/ walnuts or just plain
Some cinnamon raisin and Parmesan
We’ve got onion garlic sesame and sure as your born
Cuenca Bagels bakes them all filling each of your orders in turn
www.cuencabagels.com

Name: Rich Westcott
Phone: 07 282 0815
Email: cuencabagels@yahoo.com

Fresh Fish In Cuenca

Event date: Mar. Saturday 25

Fresh Salmon In Cuenca. Come and sample the best Fresh Salmon, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout, Scallops and other fine fish products. Samples are free. There will be a large selection of fish to order/purchase and bring home.

Common Grounds Bazaar

Saturday March 18th from 9:00 -2:00 pm, EDUARDO CRESPO MALO Y GRAN COLOMBIA

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238
Email: graygeek@gmail.com

Apple Wood and Firewood

Our second harvest of apple wood is drying and ready for market. Pick up at our Saturday morning market at Parque de la Madre, at our farm in San Jose de Balzay, or arrange for delivery. Our March Madness sale on our seasoned Firewood continues through the month….25%-35% savings on fireplace grade, fire pit grade and kindling. Visit us Saturday morning 10-10:30 am on Federico Malo just past the park….our white van is parked on the left side of the road. Or write to us at cuencafirewood@gmail.com…..thank you!

Name: Louis Bourgeois
Phone: 418-5383
Email: Louisb333@hotmail.com

La Cilindrada St. Patrick’s Day Special!

Event date: Mar. Friday 17

This Friday, March 17th Come Celebrate St. Patricks Day at La Cilindrada!

La Cilindrada will be serving up…
Homemade Irish Beef Stew with Irish Soda Bread for $7.00
Add a draft of locally brewed Nordica Stout or Nordica IPA (green beer) for $3.50
Top off your meal with a slice of Guiness Chocolate Cake for $2.50

We will be serving this traditional Irish meal from 1pm to 4pm & 6pm to 10pm

La Cilindrada is located at Roberto Crespo 3-47 ( Roberto Crespo and Alfonso Cordero — next to the Honda Motorcycle dealer)
Cheers and hope to see you this Friday!

Name: La Cilindrada
Email: maryhellman@juno.com

ACT Auditions for “FLASH! The HOT Musical”

Event date: Mar. Friday 31

Azuay Community Theater announces AUDITIONS for “FLASH! The HOT Musical!” about women of a “certain” age. Directed by Deana Culp, Performances June 23, 24, 25.

AUDITIONS

WHEN: Friday, March 31, two sessions am and pm.

WHO: Four Women

Requirements:

—-ability to sing strong solo, in duet/trio/quartet and be able to improvise harmony to familiar tunes of the 60s and 70s; memorize 25 short songs

—-dance to choreographed routines while singing

—-interpret character in spoken dialogue

—-energy to have fun, be silly and sassy, bring characters to “lively” life

WHERE: contact Deana at dinca.50@gmail.com with your preferred audition time and to confirm audition location. You will also receive a song list and details to prepare for the audition.

CREW ALSO NEEDED for costumes, set, lights, sound, ticket sales, advertising, door.
Send Deana an email about your crew interest and dates for production meeting.

ABOUT THE PLAY: “FLASH! The HOT Musical!” is a musical celebrating women who are on the edge of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change in a light hearted look at menopause. Clever tongue in cheek lyrics from popular music of the baby boomer era bring a humorous look at cravings, hot flashes, and more!

Name: Deena Culp
Phone: 0939997226
Email: dinca.50@gmail.com

Roxy!! Jazz Swing!! George Michael!! Latin Romance at BBB

Event date: Mar. Saturday 18

This week at the Broken Bridge Bistro we are very proud of our line up of talented artists. All Shows start at 8. No Cover.

Saturday (March 18) Introducing Roxy!! Roxy is new to performing, but we believe she has the talent and energy to be a great vocalist. We are very pleased to have her as our Headline Performer for this, her first ever concert. Come out and see for yourself why we like her so much. Roxy Rocks!!

Friday Jazz Swing Night. Los Arrebatados Del Swing with Juan Dilinguer on clarinet playing the swing sounds of the 30’s on steroids. Django Reinhard meets Benny Goodman. These guys are a whole lot of fun!!

Thurday A Tribute to George Michael. D’ Roxas, a Bose Corp Rising Artist, works his magic, as he brings his considerable talent to the songs of one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Wednesday A Night of Latin Romance. Hear some of the great contemporary Spanish love songs by Mana, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Franco De Vita. Special drinks and prices for the ladies.

Tuesday Live Music Jukebox. D’ Roxas sings a la carte. Request your favorite songs, from this very talented performer.

Monday Open Mic. Come hear new artists as they demonstrate their talent. Always fun

Name: Tom
Phone: 099 390 0879
Email: bbbcuenca@gmail.com