Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

2017 Dates:  February 11 & 12

Come join us in Placencia for the 14th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival and enjoy Belizean culture through a variety of mediums.

For over a decade the Placencia Sidewalk Arts Festival has brought together Belize’s top artists and those people, local and foreign, who appreciate the work they do so well. This year’s festival, through the sponsorship of Naïa Resort and Spa, will be adding a new dimension to the annual event.

“Art After Dark” is a gala dinner that is honouring six painters from the Placencia Peninsula who have left their mark on Belize’s cultural scene. Not only will attendees get to meet, dine and forge relationships with the honourees, Anton Leslie, Earnest Garcia, Greta Leslie, Lola Delgado plus Omar and Grayson Sierra, but will also be able to bid on their latest works in a silent auction.

Naïa invites you to join them on Saturday, February 11, at Naïa’s restaurant “1981” for what will certainly be a night of good food, good company and great art. Seating is limited so please purchase your tickets early so you won’t be left out.

One of the highlights of the Festival will be the demonstration of Maya chocolate making by Ixcacao on Saturday at 11:30am and 2:30pm under the main tent by the PVC Old Master Bar. Mayan Pride will be selling Mayan Cuisine such as tamales, corn tortillas with chicken caldo and corn tortillas with heart of palm. They will also have a booth selling plants and pottery.

Nationally and internationally known artists such as Walter Castillo, Gilvano Swasey, Pen Cayetano and Kelvin Baizar of Depiction Paintings will also be showing their work. Jack Dooley, Emmit Young, Allie’s Beach Worn Seaglass Jewelery, Tanisha Burgess and Kim Wedemeyer are just a few of the talented artists that will have booths. Also along the sidewalk are many jewelery, wood carvings and art shops.

The contest for the Placencia Lobsterfest artwork will take place on Saturday at 4pm at the Placencia Tourism Center booth, all artwork must be dropped off at their booth by noon on Saturday. The winner’s artwork might be used for the BTIA T-shirt and marketing if suitable.

On Sunday, after strolling the sidewalk, the Placencia Village Council is having a Sunday Funday at their bar sponsored by Old Master Rums starting at 1pm. Old Master will have their electronic bull riding challenge with prizes. Miss Deb’s food truck will be on hand with Baby Back Ribs as a special along with many other booths in the Food Court.

To register for your booth contact director@placencia.com or call 523-4045

 

The Placencia Breeze February 2017

Check out the February issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 From the Fire Hearth – Chocolate
Pg 5 BTIA news / Sidewalk Art Festival Booth Form
Pg 7 Croc Corner
Pg 9 BTIA Membership Spotlight – Naïa Resort and Spa
Pg 11 Seine Bight News
Pg 13 New Books / Amik Kil Ha’ Spotlight / Orca sighting
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 19 Scarlet Macaws
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 Zumba Spotlight / Fitness Information
Pg 23 The SEA NN / Seine Bight Beach Clean Up
Pg 24 BTIA Membership Spotlight – Casa Sunsandsea
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia / Licensed Tour Guides in Placencia
Pg 28 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 29 Placencia Rotary Events
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

The Placencia Breeze January 2017

Check out the January issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Placencia, Something for Everyone
Pg 5 BTIA news / Thank You to Mistletoe Sponsors / Sidewalk Art Festival Booth Form
Pg 6 Croc Corner
Pg 7 Poem by Sasha Lopez
Pg 9 From the Fire Hearth – Healthy Eating
Pg 11 Placencia Casino & Sports Bar Spotlight
Pg 13 New Books / Amik Kil Ha’ Spotlight / Orca sighting
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 Fitness Information
Pg 23 End of the World Marathon / Ardith (Ardie) Grover Obituary
Pg 24 Liquor Licenses
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia / Licensed Tour Guides in Placencia
Pg 28 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 29 Mistletoe Ball / Christmas Craft Fair / Boat Parade
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

The Placencia Breeze December 2016

Check out the December issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Christmas in Belize
Pg 5 BTIA news
Pg 6 Caribbean Beach Cabanas
Pg 9 Fire Department / RE/MAX Donation to Police / Placencia Urban Bird Count
Pg 11 Added Touch Spotlight
Pg 13 Los Porticos and La Dolce Vita
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22/23 Liquor Licenses
Pg 24 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 25 Photo Gallery
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia / Liquor Licenses
Pg 28 Fragment of Hope / Pickled Parrot Art Bar
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

The Placencia Breeze November 2016

Check out the November issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Tour Operator of the Year
Pg 5 BTIA news
Pg 6 Poet Bob
Pg 7 Rotary Club Ladies Gala
Pg 9 Crocodile Research Coalition celebrates Croctober!
Pg 11 Placencia Players Theatre presents “Ebony Scrooge”
Pg 13 5th Annual End of the World Marathon/Half Marathon
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 19 Ms Cunchie’s 79th October 26
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 23 Bird Watching in Placencia / Farm House Deli opening in December
Pg 24 Volunteer Support for The End of the World Marathon / Drink Contest Form / Marathon Sponsors
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia / Christmas Boat Parade
Pg 28/29 The History of Kitty’s Place
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

placencia breeze october 2016 cover

The Placencia Breeze October 2016

Check out the October issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Winners
Pg 5 BTIA news
Pg 7 Thank You to Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Sponsers
Pg 9 Fisherfolk Awards
Pg 11 Point of View
Pg 13 Beach Clean-Up
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 19 Queen of the Bay 2016
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 24 Rotary News / Marathon Drink Contest / Where in the World is the Breeze
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 In Memory of Terrence Cabral / Tour Guides & Tour Operators
Pg 28/29 September Celebrations Photo Gallery
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Winners

The 2016 Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament was exciting and fun for both Fisherfolk and onlookers. The weekend started at Yolis Friday evening for the Captains Meeting. Grand Marshall Mr. Jack Young sent out the 15 registered boats at 5 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Young and Mr. Jack weighed in the majority of the tournament’s fish. After the Sunday weigh-in the cash prizes were handed out to some very happy Fisherfolk. To encourage more participation from the youths, all junior anglers who brought in winning fish were all awarded $250 each.

BEST BOAT:

  • Pelagic, Captain Erwin Westby with a total of 359.1 points winning $4000

Largest Barracuda:

  • Bait, caught by Ms. Rosenda Aldana 18.2 pounds $700

Largest Kingfish:

  • Knot Skeered caught by Rudy 12.4 pounds $700

Largest Extra Ordinary Fish:

  • Pelagic, Wahoo caught by George Eiley 38.9 pounds $700

Largest Fish Caught by a Female:

  • Zamasai, Wahoo caught by Madeline Lomont 28.5 pounds $250

Junior Angler Awards – $250 each

  • Zamasai, Wahoo caught by Massimo Caruso 18.4 pounds
  • Cool Running, Tuna caught by Desandrey Henderson 5.2 pounds
  • Teresa G, Kingfish caught by Earl Godfrey Jr. 9.9 pounds
  • Teresa G, Barracuda caught by Byron Young 14 pounds

The Placencia Breeze September 2016

Check out the September issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Info
Pg 5 BTIA news
Pg 7 Farmers Market / Going Green
Pg 9 Hurricane Earl
Pg 10 Our Amazing Reef
Pg 11 Lionfish Recipes
Pg 13 Placencia Humane Society News
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 19 September 10th Red, White & Blue Parade
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 SEA Volunteers / Fishing Tournament Prizes
Pg 23 Seafood Guide for Belize / In Memory of Big Al
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 In Memory of Ranny Villanueva / In Memory of Pow Egbert Cabral / Tour Guides & Tour Operators /
Pg 28 Message of Thanks from Sarah Aly / Tropic Donates to Placencia Rotary Club / Turtle and Croc Posters
Pg 29 BTIA Hosts Travel Agents from Mexico / The Placencia Carnival Parade / Where in the World is the Breeze
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

Placencia Breeze August 2016

The Placencia Breeze August 2016

Check out the August issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 Sundays Maya Beach Style
Pg 5 BTIA news
Pg 7 Unwinding at Coral Caye
Pg 9 POV Salad Days/Tutti Frutti Notice
Pg 10 PIA Students
Pg 11 Lionfish
Pg 12 12 & Under 5 Aside Footbal
Pg 13 5k Run/walk for Garifuna Museum / Seine Bight Running Club Training
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 19 September 10th Parade
Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide
Pg 22 PHS Message / Rotary Club News
Pg 24 Pen Cayetano Interview / Fusion Beach Jewellery Class / Belize National Dart Team
Pg 25 Talking Croc
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 Bus Ride to PG / Tour Guide and Operators Current Licences
Pg 28 Tropical Weddings / Turtle Nesting Info Poster
Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 31 Calender of Events

The Placencia Breeze June 2016

The Placencia Breeze July 2016

Check out the July issue of The Placencia Breeze, a Placencia BTIA publication.

What’s Inside:

Pg 3 BTIA news
Pg 7 POV Porkapalooza
Pg 9 Kaina Martinez / Irahuna Dancer / New Seine Bight Village Council
Pg 10 Whopper of a Fish Story / Results of Tourism Development Study
Pg 11 The Shak Spotlight / International Yoga Day
Pg 12 Police Workshop
Pg 14 Placencia Sailing Club
Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members
Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map
Pg 20 Placencia Peninsula Happenings
Pg 21 Calender of Events
Pg 22 Lobsterfest Events Pictures
Pg 24 Graduation Pictures / Bookbag Santa
Pg 25 Belize Audubon Society
Pg 26 Community Corner
Pg 27 PHS News
Pg 28 Raffle Prize Winners
Pg 29 PVC Fishing Tournament / Lobster Competition
Pg 30/31 Paid Listings / Rotary News July