A bit of information about the wonderful professionals who have donated raffle prizes for August 1st event:

Janda Grove – Fine Arts
Janda is an oil painter primarily doing alls prima figurature work and plein aire landscapes. www.jandagrove.com

Carolyn V. Hamilton – Fine Arts.
Linda is a well-known author, artist and adventuress. www.carolynvhamilton.com

Painted Panama Hat
Dean Alcorn Keyes is an artist in oil and acrylic – paintings, one-of-kind jewelry, clothes and paints Panama hats dkdeanster@gmail.com

The Phoenix Spring
Barbara Snow – Copy of her latest book of poems, These poems reveal the author’s soul. www.barbarasnow.com

Linda Wooten-Green -.Fine Arts
Linda is an award winning artist of landscapes, portraits, still life with a contemporary abstracted point of view. www.Lindawootengreen.com

When the Dying Speak
Ron Wooten-Green, Copy of book on How to listen to and learn from those facing death. Ron’s personal experience and his intimate professional work with those approaching death have helped shaped his writing. https://www.amazon.com/When-Dying-Speak-Listen-Facing/dp/0829416854

Name: Susan McBride
Phone: 09 79731905
Email: mcbsusan@outlook.com

Let’s Get Cooking and Feasting with Chef Marc on Our Oceanfront Terrace August 7th – August 11th

We’ve cooked up something special for our next four-night package. Marc Dullin, a French chef who retired and moved to Cuenca, will offer a hands-on cooking class and we’ll all enjoy the results—a four-course dinner. Below is a link to the last Cooking Class during our recent Cuenca Group at Villa de Los Suenos.

Not only you eat well but also enjoy pleasant temperatures in the 70s. July is prime whale-watching season (June through September) with almost guaranteed sightings on boat trips out of Puerto Lopez, and we often spot breaching humpbacks from our terrace.

We know that transportation from Cuenca to the coast can be a challenge, so we found a way to make it easy. We’ve teamed up with Van Service for Transporte y Turismo in Cuenca for a four-night stay at Villa de Los Sueños, including round trip transportation for $250 per person based on double occupancy.

Our suites and penthouse meet US standards. Check out the pool and Jacuzzi pictures on the website.


Come join us!! Four days of fun by the sea. What are you waiting for?

Marsha y Shell

Name: Villa de Los Suenos
Phone: 098.062.0934
Email: villa.de.los.suenos@gmail.com

Sweetheart Iron Bed For Sale

Jul 27, 2017 |

New (never used)
Size: Single

Name: Joe Hill
Phone: 098-381-7188
Email: jdhillinsurance@gmail.com

Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ, and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday’s service in English ‪at 9:30 AM‬, in Spanish ‪at 8 AM‬ and also ‪at 11 AM‬. Please join us as we worship and study verse-by-verse from the God’s Holy Bible.

Our location is at the western end of bus line #22, six blocks west of Coral Centro on jJuan Pio Montufar and Primera Convención, where the bus drivers stop to take a break in front of the church.

Name: Roger Quilty
Phone: 098 032 6390
Email: Followingtheson@live.com

Plus: Singer/guitarist LUIS ULLAURI

Special Guest Artists all week:

Julio Bonnemaison, Christian Torres, Jonnathan Arevalo, Pedro Ortiz, Reinaldo Arce & more!


(Upstairs (2nd Floor) of La Viña Italian Restaurant)

5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo


Wednesday through Saturday

Food & drink service begins at 6:30PM

Music starts at 7:30PM till 10:00PM

Limited Seating. RSVP NOW!


Name: Jazz Society Cafe
Email: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Tracy’s Treasures at El Salon

Jul 27, 2017 |

We will be at El Salon today and Tutto Matto’s tomorrow. Today’s hours are 10:30 AM until 4 PM. Tomorrows hours are 10 AM until 3 PM. We will have our spices, tomato relish, corn relish and corn chowder. There will be many vendors at both events. Come on out and see what everyone has to offer. As always we thank you for your support.

Name: Tracy Rose
Phone: 0998179527
Email: tracyprose@gmail.com

Best German Beer

Jul 27, 2017 |

We are the only Rock Café and German Brew Pub in the historic center of Cuenca that offers Craft Beers (Dark, Red & Golden) according to the traditional standard. Our philosophy is “quality comes first”. Our cafe is international and welcomes artIsts, freethinkers and people of all walks of life. Service is in German, Spanish and English.

Besides we offer a unique service: as a Rock Café we have more than 32.000 CDs or 14.000 artists available so you can pick the right soundtrack to your craft beer. Styles are Rock, Jazz, Soul, Folk, Metal, Psychedelic, Country, Blue Grass and everything the Sixties had to offer. You name it we’ve got it.

There is always time for a great beer especially when the sound is right.

Come and enjoy!

Name: Wilma Montesdeoca
Phone: 0996657265
Email: diwymm@yahoo.com

La Tartine is taking orders for fresh baked European style breads for pickup this Friday, July 28th. Our delicious homemade breads are baked to order that morning.

This week’s bread specials include:

European Style Multi-grain (pumpkin seeds, hazelnut, chia seeds, and oats)…$3/loaf
Traditional English Muffins…$1.50/4 large muffins
Homemade Cranberry Orange Scones…$3.50/4 scones

Please email maryhellman@juno.com or call 099 145 5770 with your order by this Thursday at noon, for pickup this Friday (orders are ready after 11 AM). Please include your name, phone number, style of bread and quantity in your order request.

La Tartine is located outside La Cilindrada restaurant, at Roberto Crespo 3-47 (Roberto Crespo and between streets Luis Moreno Mora and Miguel Cordero)

Thank you for your continued business! La Tartine

Name: La Tartine
Email: maryhellman@juno.com

Save The Date – 9/9/2017

Jul 27, 2017 |

Mark your calendar!
Gala event / Great food.
An evening of fun.
Details to follow!

Name: Marilyn Appel
Phone: 009.138.9130
Email: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

Come join us this Sunday as we celebrate a day of Community Christian Worship. Pastor Kennemer is on a brief vacation, and in place of a sermon, three of our members, will share their personal testimony, which will be followed by a song they have selected. Our Choral group will also be sharing a moving anthem. Let’s enjoy this special time together and worship our Lord!

As usual, there will be coffee and snacks for our fellowship time after the service.

Our Worship Service is this Sunday, July 30th at 11 AM

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

Check us out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/icccuenca
And also our church Website: www.internationalchristiancommunity.org

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

I’m Emmy, and your lap is mine…

Jul 26, 2017 |

I’m six, spayed, and a gorgeous cuddle-monster; just figure your lap is mine. I might be a Maine Coon, but never really cared for that breed stuff. I tend to prefer very caring, affectionate, and easily managed humans that realize cats are, well, smarter than them. My hobbies include birding, rug rafting, free climbing, and of course napping. My ideal human handmaids are settled, well heeled, and adept at following verbal and nonverbal commands in a timely manner. Contact the dunce writing this to schedule your interview. Emmy, feline fatale.

Name: Bob Kezer
Email: bobkezer@yahoo.com

Enjoy of a different and classy eve at our After Office, this thursday we invite you to a delightful eve with piano music, the exquisite oriental cuisine, promo in different cocktails and a delicious wine tastying.

The After Office starts at 18h30 to 20h30.

For reservation contact us 0983355742.

Name: Alexandra Barba
Phone: 0983355742
Email: alex.barba84@hotmail.com

Marc’s Consignment

Jul 26, 2017 |

Are you seeking for an easier way to sell your valuable items?
Are you searching for a particular item which you can’t find
or it doesn’t have the quality and/or price you need? Or perhaps you need something but you don’t know what is it? That’s because you haven’t come to Marc’s Consignment yet!

It makes us happy to help you earn money while we sell for you, those items you don’t need anymore. You can also come and check our huge variety of articles. From paintings, furniture, household items, appliances and crockery to electronic devices, jewelry, antiques, ornaments, and a long etcetera!
We are located in Simón Bolivar and Miguel Heredia in the Corner, two blocks from San Sebastian Park. Ours schedule is from Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Thanks for choosing us: Marc’s Consignment

Name: Marc
Phone: 096 849 6409
Email: marcsconsignacion@gmail.com

Planning a vacation or going back “home” for a visit? I promise to love your home, pets and plants almost as much as you do! I have a short window of availability starting August 8th through August 28th.

I have tons of regulars that will gladly provide you with excellent references for me!

Please email me today at dslynn17@gmail.com and let’s have a meet and greet!

Always I give a heartfelt and most sincere thank you to all of my regular customers here in Cuenca for entrusting me with your home and pets these past two and a half years!

Name: Debra Lynn
Phone: 999256098
Email: dslynn17@gmail.com

Number #1. Call Us! We Will Handle the Other 9 🙂

We have moved over a dozen customers this year alone and perform the highest quality work for extremely reasonable rates. We have earned an excellent reference from each customer and we would love the opportunity to earn your excellent reference too.

Completely pack, load, unload and transport your total belongings with the utmost care and respect from the start to finish! Will set up your beds and hook up all of your appliances at your new home! Just want someone to pack for you or just move some boxes? No problem, we do every aspect of the move that you need.

Don’t want to take all of your belongings with you to your new home? Let us do a sale for you from top to bottom, ensuring that you get top dollar for your belongings and receive payment immediately.

Please email me today at dslynn17@gmail.com and let us make your move actually fun and stress-free!

Will also paint and make any necessary plumbing or electrical repairs at your old place, new place or both.

We speak English and Spanish 🙂

Name: Debra Lynn
Phone: 999256098
Email: dslynn17@gmail.com

La Cuchara Magica Restaurant

Jul 26, 2017 |

Please join us for Turkey Dinner Thursday from 5:30 to 9 pm Oven-roasted turkey, cooked to perfection with homemade sausage stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy & roasted vegetables. While you dine, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of Mr. Erik Johnson on piano.
We are located at Gran Columbia 8-86 y Benigno Malo. Phone 07-284-0334 to reserve your table. Reservations not required but recommended.

Name: Dennis
Phone: 07-284-0334
Email: dennis.robertson@shaw.ca

Chef Yasu has been bringing the best in Asian Cuisine to Vilcabamba and Cuenca for many years.

Well known for catering private dinner events, Chef Yasu has agreed to bring his amazing creations to The Vegetable Bar for a limited seating event.

We invite you to join us and Chef Yasu for his fixed-price-menu of $30.00 + IVA. Seating Limited to 30 People. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Basil-apple gelée over cucumber salad, beet-root jus glazed uvilla, carrot terrine layered w/curried Cashew-nut butter, zucchini-almond dehydrated cracker

Home-made Shrimp dumplings w/ soy vinaigrette-lemongrass broth

Seared tuna tartar served w/ rice coconut cracker

Sushi Platter:

Salmon sushi roll, sushi roll w/ asparagus & crushed macadamia nut wrapped in avocado

Yucca dumpling glazed w/ green tea caramel sauce – caramelized plum
& dried banana meringue chips

The Vegetable Bar 3 de Noviembre and Jacaranda (one block before Hotel Oro Verde)
098 275 9584

Name: Michael
Phone: 098 275 9584
Email: thevegetablebar@yahoo.com

Geez Louise and Holy Hannah!

Life just got easier for the home team.

We all know that throwing a party or hosting an event can be a huge hassle.

And very seldom does it all come together in a way where everyone is ecstatic. Usually, it’s such a pain in the ass we threaten to never get roped into doing so again.

Your answer, party hounds?

Let Bonobo Bob’s Tribu de Amor host your bar and serve your guests premium shrub-based cocktails that’ll ensure your party’s success!

Everyone comes out ahead:

You have less stress and can concentrate on the more heady decisions, and your friends and customers get outstanding service and the hottest cocktails in town!

Enjoy more time relaxing while savoring shrub-based craft cocktails so good they come with their own 12-step program!

Contact me now to try our shrub cocktails and salad vinaigrettes for yourself.

Then we can discuss what options work best to make your special event spectacular!

Bob Kezer
Bonobo Bob’s Tribu de Amor
One Race, One Planet, One Future
099 44 70 229

Market Schedule:

Friday, 28 July, El Salon 10:30 AM – 4 PM (Pres. Cordero 6-75 y Pres. Cordova)
Saturday, 29 July, Tutto Matto Pizza, 10 AM – 4 PM (So

Name: bob Kezer
Email: bobkezer@yahoo.com

Thank you everyone for the making our new Bonobo Bob’s shrub-based vinaigrettes and marinades a huge success!

Stop by and sample these sweet and tangy wonders that’ll amaze your dinner guests and make your life so much easier!

Bonobo Bob’s Pineapple-Ginger-Basil Vinaigrette

Bonobo Bob’s Mora-Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette

Bonobo Bob’s Hearty Italian: A tangy blend of favorite Italian seasonings.

El Salon Artisan’s Market, Friday, 28 July, 10:30 AM – 4 PM (Presidente Cordero 6-75 y Presidente Córdova)

Tutto Matto Pizza, Saturday, 29 July, 10 AM – 4 PM (Solano y Alfonso Moreno Mora)

Bob Kezer
Bonobo Bob’s Tribu de Amor
One Race, One Planet, One Future
099 44 70 229

Name: Bob Kezer
Email: bobkezer@yahoo.com


Jul 26, 2017 |

A two family sale with many items brand-new still in original packaging from the US. The sale is from 9:30 until 2 on Friday, July 28.

This is a gated community and no one will be admitted before 9:30. I am listing a partial list of items for sale. If you need a picture, please email me.

Halo scanner mouse ( new) www.halo2cloud.com/products/scanner-mouse; www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahSTDxxErU
Vu Point Majic Wand Scanner ( new) www.vupointsolutions.com/magic-wand

Ceramic heater – brand-new
11 sets of brand new bath sheets (30″ x 50″) with hand towel and washcloth. (Still has price tag on them Whirlpool Reverse osmosis water filtration system – brand new
Induction stove – 1 year old, like new
Hood vent – 1 year old like new
3 sets of Full Size Sheets – New
Several sets of Curtains – New
Curtain Rods – New
2 Dog Crates – airline approved (Med size)
Suitcases in good condition
Shop Vac in good condition
4×6 gray rug (still in packaging)
Battery Operated Motion Sensor lights – new
Food Processor
Queen Size Comforters
King Size Comforter – Brand New
large Rubbermaid tubs

Too many items to list all
Address: Ricardo Darquea 2-41 y 12 de April – email if you need a map

Name: j
Phone: 0995130032
Email: eports68@yahoo.com