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Algarve riders shine at 'Special Olympics Equestrian' in Lisbon

Almancil rider Irina Rodrigues, representing APPC FaroAfter selection by their respective schools, 16 riders represented the Algarve competing in Lisbon on June 2nd for the Championship in Special Olympics Equestrian, for riders with learning difficulties.

More than 70 riders from throughout Portugal congregated at the Sociedade Hipíca in Campo Grande for a fun but challenging day. Well trained horses were supplied by the GNR, complete with an officer in charge of each horse, for the trainers to select the most suitable ride for their pupils.

Yoga Classes

Yoga ClassesLaura Medler, Yoga Teacher and Life Alignment Therapist, offers private and group Yoga sessions in the São Brás de Alportel, Almancil  and Quinta do Lago  areas of the Algarve.

The Art of Stained Glass

The Art of Stained GlassGlass Act Studio runs classes in the art of Stained Glass, where you can learn how to make stained glass sun catchers, mirrors, small windows, and mosaics.

We also gladly accept  commissioned pieces, just contact us to discuss your requirements.

"Smiles all round" at the Equestrian Olympics 2016

Raquel Correia - Rider from the Barlavento RDA group and Neci The smile of the rider says it all: pride, achievement, and a happy time. This made it all worthwhile for the many volunteers, associations, councils and local businesses who made it possible to put on the 2nd Special Olympics in the Algarve, organised by Cândida Pereira of AAPACDM, Faro, and Bev Gibbons of Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil.

Special Olympics Equestrian is the fastest growing section of Special Olympics Portugal, and destined for Portuguese children and adults with learning disabilities. They may also have physical impairment.

‘Loose change’ convertor soon to be launched at Faro Airport

‘Loose change’ convertor soon to be launched at Faro Airport‘Loose change’ convertor, Coindrum, has opened at its first location with global duty free and travel retailer, Dufry, at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) terminal one, with Faro Airport to follow shortly behind on June 1st.

Coindrum provides self service machines in airports that passengers use to convert unwanted coins into airport shopping vouchers.

The project at MXP places a Coindrum unit right at the entrance of Dufry’s new T1 flagship store. The machine allows passengers to deposit all their unwanted euro coins and in return receive 110% of the value of those coins in the form of an airport shopping voucher.

Silves students walk the red carpet

Silves students walk the red carpetStudents of Silves Sul school walked the red carpet the night of 14 March at the Cultural Centre in Pera. The second annual Oscar Night awarded students for their efforts in the visual arts: drawing, photography, and nine categories of film making.

Nine of the teams from the 29 nominated films came on stage to accept their oscars and give thank-you speeches, dazzled and smiling. A total of over 40 films were entered, along with many pieces of artwork and photographs.

Staging performances for 25 years

Algarveans Experimental Theatre GroupThe Algarveans Experimental Theatre Group has been staging performances for 25 years in the Algarve, many of which have been truly memorable for all those involved and audiences alike. From pantomimes such as the first production in 1991 of Puss in Boots, to serious dramas like Jane Eyre and Rough Justice, plus comedies such as ’Allo ‘Allo, their repertoire has been highly varied. 

First 'bad weather ride' Algarve Senior Bikers

ASBThe February ride was to the west coast and the Monchique hills. Unfortunately, not much was seen of either areas due the fact the it was actually raining through the mist as the 24 riders battled with the elements to complete the ride, organised by Toby Day.