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Nerja athlete wins prestigious half marathon - 30th Nov 2015
Last weekend Esther Hidalgo of the Nerja athletics club improved upon an already highly successful year with another important victory by crossing the line first at the Córdoba half marathon, one of the most prestigious running events in Andalusia. She completed the distance in a time of 1h18s in a hard earned victory just nine seconds ahead of Inma Cantero who came in second place. Esther, who is originally from Granada, has also won the 10km Málaga city and Nerja Feria road races this year and is now preparing for the Spanish national half marathon competing against some of the best athletes in the country.
4x4 enthusiasts gather this Saturday - 26th Nov 2015
This weekend Nerja is once again set to hold its annual 4x4 enthusiasts meeting in the Castillo Alto area of the municipality on the way up to the N340 motorway. The 2015 event has been divided into the two main categories of exhibition and event and will begin on Saturday at 6:30pm. The first evenings activities will begin with night time trials followed by dinner, music and dancing. On the second day the exhibition will begin from 11am with three distinct categories of production vehicle, modified vehicles and prototypes with the competition closing at 4pm when the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.
Natural world photographic exhibition opens - 25th Nov 2015
A new photographic exhibition by Javier Delgado and Lisa Rackstraw opened today in the Calle Cristo municipal hall entitled "Las Ballenas Jorobadas de los Mares del Sur". The 40 images come from a study of humpback whales which the couple began in 2011 and is primarily made up of underwater images of the whales in their natural environment. The exhibition is open both mornings and evenings from 11am until 2pm and from 5pm until 9pm.
Botanical garden nears completion - 24th Nov 2015
A meeting was held today to discuss the finishing touches to Nerja's new botanical garden which will soon be opening once final paperwork is completed. The garden, which is situated within the Sierras de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama natural park, is located next to the Nerja Caves complex at Maro and has been designed by Isabel Amores and Modesto García. The new attraction will provide numerous educational facilities with exterior classrooms, workshops and on-site laboratory while also providing a tranquil environment for the general public to enjoy with a rockery, mirador and small lagoon.
Successful weekend for local athletes - 23rd Nov 2015
Nerja's athletics club enjoyed a highly successful Sunday last weekend with club members taking part in the Álora athletics meet climbing the podium a total of 16 times to receive medals in the various categories. The event included races over varying distances from 300m up to 7.5km and is organized in conjunction with the regional Malaga council. Seven of the recipients took the top spot in categories ranging from female juniors with Lillian Cazorla winning the category to female veterans with María Sánchez taking the victory.
Black Friday comes to Nerja - 19th Nov 2015
With this years Black Friday coming closer councillor Mari Carmen González Ortega has announced that Nerja will also be taking part in the event on the 27th of November with discounts of up to 50%. Shoppers will be able to take advantage of the bargains on offer until 11am at night in Nerja Centro affiliated stores as well others who've chosen to opt-in to the initiative. Just look for the Black Friday posters in participating store windows!
Homegrown theatre this Friday - 18th Nov 2015
"Amigas pa siempre" by the Grupo de Oro will be this Friday's performance at the Nerja Cultural Centre, starting at 9pm with an entrance fee of €4. The play is a family comedy and the product of the workshops held at the Nerja women's centre.
Nerja Yawara-Jitsu club competes in nationals - 17th Nov 2015
This weekend members of Nerja's Yawara-Jitsu club will head to Mula in the province of Murcia to take part in the the 11th national Yawara-Jitsu tournament. Yawara-Jitsu is a martial art, first developed here in Málaga in 1975 which takes a scientific approach to self defence using techniques from numerous other fighting styles. A total of 8 members will be taking part in the three categories of the competition, personal defence, kata and combat. All ages will be on display with a junior member, two juveniles and four seniors all taking part as well as one in the beginners category.
Civil protection service looks for volunteers - 16th Nov 2015
Nerja's voluntary Civil Protection Service opened its doors to new recruits today with the announcement that it will be accepting new applications from those wishing to join until the 11 of December. The service has become an increasingly visible presence in the town over recent years helping with processions, patrolling the beaches in summer and assisting the emergency services of the town with mountain rescues. Those wishing to apply can pick up a form in the civil protection office at 80 Calle Carabeo in the mornings and get more information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cudeca hiker reaches Nerja - 13th Nov 2015
Councillor for sport Cristina Fernández Pinto welcomed Juan Andrés Camacho to the municipality last night as he continues his hike along the Gran Senda de Málaga to raise awareness of the work done by the Cuedeca cancer charity. The young fundraiser set off this morning on the third stage of his journey with the aim of reaching Canillas de Aceituno in the Sierra de Tejada before the end of the day. The Gran Senda de Málaga is a 700km long hiking route which passes through coastal towns from Estepona all the way to Maro as well as the more mountainous parts of the province. Juan Andrés hopes to complete the route in just 11 days meaning an average of almost 64km on each stage.
Cultural centre presents Inma Montalvo show - 12th Nov 2015
This Friday at 9pm the Nerja Cultural Centre will play host to 'La Culpa es de la Vaca', a new dance-theatre show by Inma Montalvo. Inma describes the show as a work which will take you on a thought provoking journey, leading you through conflicting emotions and sensations eventually bringing you back to where you began. Tickets cost €5 and are available from the centres box office.
Christmas program planning begins - 11th Nov 2015
Local councillor Mari Carmen González Ortega will chair meetings this week with local businesses and community leaders to continue the planning of activities for the coming Christmas holiday period. These meetings have already begun with shops and restaurants in the main commercial streets of Pintada, Gloria, Cristo and Hernando de Carabeo already being discussed while later in the week Plazas Cavana and Tutti Frutti will be on the agenda with particular reference to the Christmas parties which will take place in the later. The meetings are particularly aimed at avoiding the problems of past years which have occurred in these areas as well as drawing up a fun program for residents and visitors alike.