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Day: September 21, 2016

Party time at the Pilar fiestas

Over a month of activities to entertain everyone Over a month of activities await in the fiestas for the patron of Pilar de la Horadada and they are all listed here. There are concerts, parades, games, sports and much, much more. So have a scroll down and see what tickles your fancy – there’s something for everyone!   SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH 10pm – Election of the Fiesta Queens Municipal marquee, Parque Raimundo Benedicto, Avda. Felipe VI 12am – Concert by the band Boulevard Marquee outdoor stage SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH-OCTOBER 30TH Exhibition of miniature carriages by Jeronimo Blanco Tourism Office Town Hall, Plaza Campoamor September: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sundays 10am-1pm October: Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, Sundays 10am-1pm SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 9am – Petanca Championship Municipal marquee 7pm – Musical theatre show: “LOS ROMANOS CONQUISTAN THIAR” Municipal marquee SEPTEMBER 26TH-30TH 9pm – Short films Casa de Cultura, C/ Carretillas, 19 SEPTEMBER 30TH-OCTOBER 9TH Ornithology Contest Inauguration: October 3rd at 7:30pm, Closing: October 9th at 11:30am Open to visitors: 10am-2pm and 5pm-9pm C/ Concejal Emilio Tárraga, 43 SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST 9:30pm – Parade by Fiesta Queens and Court with U.M. Horadada band From Plaza Campoamor hasta Plaza de la Iglesia 10pm – Coronation of the Fiesta Queens Plaza de la Iglesia Followed by open air dance with the band Athenas SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND 10am – Urban Mile race C/ Mayor by the Plaza de la...

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Ex mayoress of Orihuela Mónica Lorente guilty as charged

Court confirms nine month ban from public office and €2,700 fine for falsifying documents Archive photo of Mónica Lorente at the Orihuela Courthouse The Alicante Provincial Courthouse has ratified the punishment of nine months’ suspension from public office and a fine of €2,700 for falsifying documents against the ex mayoress of Orihuela, Mónica Lorente, over what is known as the Escorratel case. The ruling confirms the sentence of Orihuela Criminal Court Nº3, which in December last year condemned the ex Partido Popular ruler and a councillor for the same party, Antonio Rodríguez Murcia for having adjudicated work to improve the plaza by El Escorratel social centre to a company without having concluded the required administrative procedure. The work, budgeted at €34,380, was carried out by the company Ronis2 Construcciones y Reformas and inaugurated by the mayoress on July 4th 2008, before it had been legally adjudicated. The contract was not drawn up until July 26th that same year “to make the work appear to have been carried out legally”, according to the sentence from 2015. Both Lorente and Murcia appealed against the verdict to the Provincial Courthouse, which ended up confirming the guilty verdict and the sentence, criticising in its ruling “the lack of diligence” shown a public official when signing a contract when the plaza had already been...

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Torrevieja charity darts tournament

Event on Saturday will give milk to the needy The registration fees for the first “Ciudad de Torrevieja” Darts Tournament will serve to donate a pallet of milk to the charity Extiende la Mano (Reach Out), which works with needy people. This competition, which is being held this Saturday, September 24th at the Terraza Bar ‘Nueva Torrevieja’, located on Calle Bella Antonia 85, has more than sixty players registered, including Jesús Noguera and ‘Justi’, both world champions. Councillor África Celdrán, who is collaborating on the tournament with the Casa de Andalucía ‘Rafael Alberti’, said the possibility is being studied of bringing darts competitions at other levels and to keep collaborating by giving part of the registration fees to charities. The manager of the bar, Jacinto Ares Rodríguez and José Carlos Torregrosa Murcia of Conection Darts Alicante informed that the competition wil start at 4.30pm, with throwing from 5pm. The system will be “Combo”, 501 Master / Cricket / 501 Master. To the best of 5 for winners. To the best of 3 from behind. Registration is available in the Bar Nueva Torrevieja for €10, making the price of a game 50c. For the men the prizes are 1st – €500 + trophy / 2nd – €200 + trophy / 3rd – €100 + trophy / 4th – €50 / from 5th to 8th – €30. Meanwhile for the women...

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