The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for a number of consecutive years.
We must not read either law or history backward – Helen M. Cam, English historian and educator (1885-1968).
Do not look back, and do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward – your destiny – are here and now – Dag Hammarskjold, U.N. secretary-general (1905-1961).
Palm Beach – Pica 96.5% returned to the airwaves at the end of the summer vacation. The show went for a much-needed break just before the FIFA World Cup Games 2014 and during the summer vacation weeks. The show is back full force for its regular schedule on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday on Magic 96.5FM, from 11am to 12noon, with DJ Vibes at the controls.
The show features three popular media personalities Pica 1, Pica 2 and Pica 3, namely magazine publisher Jacqueline Suttle, TV host Tabitha Fecunda and columnist Rona Coster.
ARUBA – Danny Pozo has been coming to Playa Linda for 18 years with his family. His fiancé Laura Rosario has been here three times and fell in love with the island. Out of all places they have traveled, Danny knew that Aruba would be the perfect spot.
He proposed to her last night on our beach at sunset… She said “YES”
ARUBA – It is hard to believe, but Peter and Janny v/d Valk from the Netherlands never had dinner at Fishes & More Restaurant in the 24 times that they have been on the island. But there is always a first time, and guess what: they greatly enjoyed the restaurant in the Arawak Garden. The couple had surf & turf and lobster and they loved it.
ARUBA – Arf received a facebook post about a puppy left all alone in San Nicholas. The woman was not able to take the puppy home, but made a shelter with food and water for the puppy. She pleaded for help. Arf volunteer, Aletta, looked for and found a foster for the puppy. She picked up the puppy and tells us it’s a female about 8 weeks old.
Time flies: it is already five years ago that CILO City Lounge opened its glass doors. The extremely relaxed restaurant and lounge was a hit from day one, not only because of its perfect location on the corner of the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, overlooking the harbor, but also because of its trendy menu, its great cocktails, fresh fruit mojitos and superb lunch options.
You should avoid making yourself too clear even in your explanations – Baltasar Gracian, Spanish philosopher (1601-1658).
PALM BEACH – Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Heather Stoddard were married on Aruba’s beautiful Palm Beach on 08/08/14 by local Officiant John Wardlaw. The ceremony was drenched in beautiful flowers and purple laced chairs as family and friends witnessed the Once-in-a-Life time event in the sugar white sand.
The newlyweds exchange rings and vows sealed with a first kiss, followed by a sand ceremony which united their individualities as one and can never be separated.
ORANJESTAD – Turn up the excitement on a trip to Aruba during the second annual Electric Festival, in Oranjestad. The five-day festival runs from Sept. 3-7 and features well-known artists like Lil Jon, Knife Party, Loco Dice, Carnage, Hector, DJ Boris and Chuckie, an internationally famous Dutch DJ who lives in Aruba with his wife and children.
ARUBA – At Tango Restaurant love is in the air. That was once again proven when the Salazar family from South Miami, USA, came to dinner. The couple is engaged and will be married soon. So love is around! But when they came to Tango Restaurant in the Arawak Garden, they fell in love once again, they said.
ARUBA – This week we have Tipico “Ola Tropical”, Poet “Laura Kock”, Dance Group “Club de Movimientos”, Tingilingi Box “Ban Baile”, Solist “Madelene van der Linden”, Brassband “Quality Brass” and our MC “Ryan Maduro”.
Don’t forget our delicious local food and snacks and a lot of vendors selling authentic souvenirs “made in Aruba”
Although it might look like mussels are harvested from the fountain at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall in the photo, in reality they are flown in, dripping wet, from Zeeland in the South of Holland and the north of Belgium. The mussel season is starting tomorrow on Aruba, when Taste of Belgium Restaurant is the first to offer this healthy delicacy, which is chockfull of vitamins and minerals.
Regrets are as personal as fingerprints – Margaret Culkin Banning, American writer (1891-1982).
Palm Beach – It was a privilege and a pleasure hosting the candidates of Miss Aruba at Amazonia last night! Aruba Trading Company, pitched in with a delicious wine pairing, and Amazonia served an impressive assortment of signature specialties such as Tempura Shrimp, California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Crab Salad, and Wakami Salad, courtesy of the chefs of Sushi Salsa.
The Amazonia carvers then swung around and sliced generously from the perfectly grilled Picanha, Rib Eye Steak, Fillet Mignon, and Chicken wrapped in Bacon, escorted by sweet fried plantain.
WELCOME TO FITBIT. One of my friends turned me on to Fitbit. Alex Nieuwmeyer was wearing a narrow rubber band on his wrist and I asked what it was. You know I am always curious. It turned out, this band may track our activities, track our sleep, it can even track our heart rate and blood pressure, which I am not interested in, on a daily basis. I am however very curious about my level of activity. Do I move enough? Do I really take the recommended 10.000 steps a day, which keep the doctor away?! Anyway, as I was strolling past a Best Buys vending machine at the airport in Dallas, or maybe Atlanta, I stuck my credit card in, and it coughed up a Fitbit. It took a while to set up.
Blue Residences, the first luxury condo resort on Aruba’s famous Eagle Beach in 20 years, is currently under the final phase of development and will consist of three residential towers.
That represented a 5.3 percent improvement over the first half of 2013, according to the CTO.
The number was buoyed by a particularly strong summer period, which has already shown a 7.4 percent improvement over the summer of 2013.
Thought for Today:
“Keep your dreams, for in them lies joy denied to men grown wise.” – Edgar A. Guest, American author, journalist and poet (1881-1959).
Palm Beach – Frans Bauer, a native of Roosendaal, in the Netherlands, is a popular Dutch singer with a specialty, namely levenslied, what the Dutch refer to as songs about life, with straight-to-the-heart lyrics and melody.
Having grown up in a trailer park, Bauer aspired to break away by becoming a singer, from an early age. Inspired by Julio Iglesias, Elvis Presley and Koos Alberts, a fellow Dutch star, Bauer managed to launch his career in 1987 when he recorded his first single: Ben Je Jong, translated into English as a question, Are You Young?
Articles seen weekly on www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com Miriam Engeln has been writing about Aruba and has been selling Real Estate in ARUBA, since October of 2004 on this lovely sunny island.
Homebuying trends have changed over the last decade, and in today’s new market, more single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before. Single women have now outpaced single men as a percentage of homebuyers.
Associates and their dependents enjoyed splashing, swimming and sliding at every age, finding the cool water especially refreshing in contrast to the island’s summer-time temperatures.
The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between 10 and 19 consecutive years.
The honorees are:
A total of 14 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort.
The following guest players joined the game: Nathaly Kubrick, Jim Doig and Ed Bauman.
Long-time Aruba vacationer; Dominick D’Angelo proposed to his girlfriend Sara Keller on Sunday night at sunset at the Playa Linda. The couple was met and congratulated by their families who are all vacationing in Aruba together. Aruba truly is one happy place!
Playa Linda Beach Resort hope to see the happy couple return for many more years to come and wishes them both lots of happiness and good health together.
Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon’s resignation took effect.