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28 July 2014
The traditional merengue festival, which takes place annually over a weekend in the capital, Santo Domingo, is this year scheduled on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August.
Merengue festival Santo Domingo
The event is organized by the Ministry of Tourism and sponsored by Brugal, the rum manufacturer.
During the two day festival on various stages a number of nationally known bands will perform.
Among them: El Grupo Mio, Jeffrey, Diomedes & Joel Santos, Ramón Orlando, Vakeró, the Tourism Minsitry Folk Ballet, Los Potros, Poeta Callejero, Miriam Cruz, David Kada, Pochy Familia and the La Coco band.
In Sosúa you can book a trip to this festival at the various travel agencies.
27 July 2014
With all kinds of fund raisings, the Sosúa kids Foundation, with chairwomen Janet Williams, gathered enough money to provide 540 children of school equipment this week.
The children receive a voucher worth 1600 pesos which they can spend at Casa Nelson department store in Puerto Plata to receive a filled backpack.
The school equipment consists of a school uniform and notebooks, books and writing utensils.
The department store will account for a 10% discount.
Yesterday they started handing out the vouchers in the neighborhood of La Cienaga.
Soon to be followed by El Simillero and Sabaneta, Casa Felises the Niño, Charamicos, Montellano and Camú.
There are also a lot of school supplies donated by various people.
These stationery, backpacks, shoes and clothing will find their way to poor families.
A special mention deserves Sylvia Berkley of the foundation 'Help Sosúa Kids to School' from Holland.
She raised an amount of 275,890 pesos for Sosúa Kids.
Information and photos: Janet Williams (Chairwoman Sosúa Kids)
26 July 2014
Ilana Neumann donates ballet outfit
Recently, the students, who receive ballet lessons from teacher Herminia Ticé, were pleasantly surprised with new leotards and dance shoes (ballet shoes).
It was Mayor Ilana Neumann who donated the ballet uniforms.
The ballet classes are held in the upper hall of the Culture House (Casa de Arte) of Sosúa.
25 July 2014
The legendary merengue musicians Johnny Ventura and Wilfrido Vargas go on tour throughout the country from 9 August to 15 October.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, they will give concerts in many cities.
Among others, they will also pay a visit to Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete.
Johnny Ventura and Wilfrido Vargas were the top merengue performers in the country in the 70s and 80s of the last century, they were world famous in their own country.
It is still unknown when they will do a gig in Sosúa, but we will keep an eye on it and inform you about the concerts.
Wilfrido Vargas & Johnny Ventura
24 July 2014
If you drive from the airport to Sosúa, on the right side of the road you pass by the neighborhood La Unión.
The neighborhood consists mostly of three-story flats.
But behind this neighborhood lies the hamlet Caoba (Mahogany).
The hamlet was founded a long time ago and the name says it all, there are many old thick mahogany trees.
The houses are mostly built of wood and covered with galvanized corrugated iron.
The roads between the houses are full of holes, and when it rains they are almost impassable.
Fortunately, Mayor Ilana Neumann ordered the public service works to equalize the roads.
Last Friday morning, July 18 heavy equipment arrived to do the job.
Unfortunately, there is no money to pave the roads with asphalt.
So after the next heavy rain storm, the streets will be as they have always been, full of deep holes.