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Granada Gossip

Many call this time of year the rainy season, others the green season, but for those of us who reside here, we call it the “bomba” season.

Between the annual celebration of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution, the Granada bull run (Aug. 9), the Hipica horse parade (Aug. 16), Independence Day (Sept. 15) and all the Saint’s days, there is a continuous stream of very loud firecrackers bursting in the air. Can you say “sleep deprivation?” Believe it or not, the economy is not affecting Granada when it comes to new businesses opening up.

A new day spa, Coco Berry, has opened on Calle Xalteva and offers a nice menu of personal amenities such as facials and massages. Several new restaurants have also opened and are offering a bit of variety from the local fare.

Club PanAmericano is located on Calle Caimito and offers a menu of tapas and cocktails. A Mexican restaurant, Flores Y Margaritas, has had great reviews and has great margaritas as well. The Jardin d’Orion has also moved to Calle Caimito and is serving up continental cuisine and a great wine menu.

Alicia’s Antiques has moved to a larger location and you will be flabbergasted at all the beautiful furniture, art and knickknacks you can find. Look for her on Calle Altravesada, just down and opposite from the Xichen Clinic.

Kinder Sacuanjoche Waldorf had a Bingo night to raise funds for the school on July 31, with great prizes, such as dinners for two, lunches for two, hotel nights, painting classes, specialty cakes and more.

Calle la Calzada Centro de Arte is having another fun night in celebration of Carnival. Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 12 for a fun night with special drinks, dancing and art. Don’t forget that you can also take both art and mosaic classes daily at the center.

CARE Granada is raising money to plant trees in Granada and provide it with some beautiful green space. For as little a $1, you can put your mark on Granada and help make it more beautiful .

For more information, contact Amy Bushnell

–Janice Gallagher


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