Palabras de Esperanza holiday gift drive

With the goal of bringing Christmas smiles to at least 200 children in the area of Col. San Rafael, the Palabras de Esperanza (Words of Hope) Community Center has launched a toy & candy drive now through Dec. 19th. Loly Martinez, Community Center director, detailed their scaled back goal this year is to distribute 200 […]

Black Friday at Plaza Fabiola

A word from Plaza Fabiola Under normal circumstances, we would be announcing our 6 year anniversary and fashion show.  But unfortunately, we’ll just have to wait until it’s safe to have a close gathering.  We will, however, still do a Black Friday sale, with 20% to 40% discount on everything.  And, it will last through […]

CEDO receives 2020 Accreditation for Institutionality and Transparency

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) has granted the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) 2020 Accreditation for Institutionality and Transparency (AIT).  CEMEFI aims to foster the professionalization of the philanthropic sector by providing certainty to donors while promoting transparency and accountability. “CEDO Intercultural is one of 69 organizations from civil […]

Santa Claus Club Thanksgiving Raffle

Charitable organizations, families, and businesses across Rocky Point have been severely impacted by the eight-month stretch (so far) of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of covid-19. The yearlong activities of the Santa Claus Club are no exception. After having to cancel the Spring cornhole fundraising tournament, John Fowler of the Santa Claus Club had […]

Of Art and Catharsis

By Naomi Black This is a story about what goes on in my head. It may be interesting to somebody and probably really, really boring to the masses. Yesterday, Russ and I took a long walk and I voiced what was on my mind. Finally, making – what was for me – a tough decision. He told […]

10th Annual Sonoran Resorts Holiday Food Drive

The Sonoran Resorts host an Annual Holiday Food Drive, and now it’s in its 10th year!  This year’s collection efforts are set to begin shortly following preparation of large gift-wrapped empty boxes placed outside sales offices at each of the Sonoran Resorts lobbies. If you’re in town, drop off an item or two (or more) […]

2020 Day of the Dead contest to be held under health protocols

Puerto Peñasco will be holding its traditional Day of the Dead Altar and Catrina contests for a 6th consecutive year, though this time under specific health protocols, explained Municipal Art and Culture Director Beatriz Salido Macías. The contests, set for Oct. 31st, help preserve Mexican traditions while encouraging community participation in recreational and cultural activities, […]

Patsy Hesler Clark Celebration of Life Nov. 28th

On October 3rd, Puerto Peñasco lost one of its most beloved and recognized individuals, Patsy Hesler Clark. Patsy could often be found walking the beach with her dear friend Doris and dog, Lucy (Lucita), playing bingo, or attending fundraisers for local charities.  She enjoyed her time in Peñasco and was seldom seen without a smile […]

“Sonora” awarded two Ariels for film shot in heart of the Sonoran desert

Press Release. Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau The film “Sonora” won two Ariels at Mexico’s most important film awards event held on Sunday, September 27th. Shot principally in the desert surrounding the Pinacate, “Sonora” brought the impressive landscape to the world on the big screen, taking home an Ariel for Best Adapted Screenplay as […]

Steps of Love “Step UP” for Education Challenge

Contributor: Steps of Love / AIM Peñasco A few of our wonderful supporters are challenging owners at each resort/living community to open their hearts and their pocketbooks to invest in a better future for kids in Puerto Peñasco.  Funds raised will enable us to provide hundreds of students with a nutritious meal each school day […]

Sonora nominated for 10 Ariel Awards: To air Sept. 27th

Mexico’s Ariel Awards will be announced this Sunday, September 27th. This is a particular moment of pride for local author Guillermo Munro Palacio, whose novel “La Ruta de los Caídos” was transformed into the film Sonora now nominated for 10 Ariels. The Ariel is an award given by the Mexican Academy of Arts and Film […]

U.S. Fishing embargo and high cost of diesel impact local fleet

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s decision to not restore fuel subsidies for fishing fleets, along with lack of progress on ending a U.S. fishing embargo specifically impacting the Upper Gulf of California, exacerbates the severe crisis Puerto Peñasco’s fishermen have been facing since March, stated Mateo López León, representative of the Shipbuilders Federation for […]

CEDO eyes October reopening

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is programming to renew activities in October, detailed Executive Director Nélida Barajas Acosta. Until the center reopens, detailed Barajas Acosta, CEDO will continue to strengthen community work with areas within the Puerto Peñasco – Puerto Lobo biologic fishing corridor.  CEDO’s Visitors Center, ecotours, and […]