President and CEO of the Gorgas Science Foundation, Lawrence “Larry” Lof, will be sharing his expertise and knowledge of the ever-changing Rio Grande River at Quinta Mazatlán’s Nights at the Mansion Speaker Series. Join Lof Thursday, February 27, at 6 p.m. as he presents, “The Rio Grande: Reflections on a Disappearing River.”
Robert and Billie Ferguson accepted a Proclamation from the City of Mission this week in recognition of the Rio Grande Valley Activity Directors Association. The proclamation says, “We the City Council of the City of Mission proclaim March 1, 2020 as Activity Directors Appreciation Day.” The proclamation also lists why the city is thankful for the activity directors, saying they enhance and promote unity among the directors of the retirement parks of the Rio Grande valley by promoting networking, information, resources and support; the demands of the job; that residents and management realize the importance of the activity director to the atmosphere of the park; and what the activity director’s responsibilities are – organizing activities, encouraging residents to socialize, etc. Robert shared his thankfulness with the city council pointing out there are 119 active parks represented in the association and that 35 of those are in the City of Mission.
McAllen Performing arts Center will host the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will be playing at the McAllen Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 3.
The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Indiana Jones and the Wild West, featuring music from Raiders of the Lost Ark and the classical Western film The Big Country, on Friday, February 28. The concert will feature Soloist and VSO Principal Trumpet Jared Broussard and be conducted by Maestro Peter Dabrowski.
The Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) will host its first annual UVAL Butterfly Art Walk on Saturday, February 29. The event invites participants to find as many of Mission’s sculptured butterflies as one can in a two-hour timeframe.
Bring your camera or cell phone, enjoy a delicious breakfast – while supplies last – and take a two hour walk or ride around the City of Mission. Prizes will be awarded.
Tom Wurth was a pleasure to hear and watch at last week’s Valley Star Awards. He has a resonating voice that adds to the country music he sings.
You will hear him talk about “staying constant,” being real and natural. These things resonate in the songs he writes, those he chooses to record and in every aspect of his career. He has a commitment to real and natural music. It is music you can count on with every song and at every show.
Jason Whorlow is in his fifth year entertaining Winter Texan. He has been nominated and won several awards during this time including Best Solo Variety Act of 2017 Valley Star Awards. As well as becoming in high demand for his extremely versatile, unique and interactive show.
How we express ourselves in different languages has always been of interest to me. The way we say things tells us a lot about a person’s cultural background. Unfortunately, I know only one language other than English and that is Spanish. But what an expressive language Spanish is!
Not long ago, I walked into my office and the bookkeeper said in Spanish..."Ya viene el calzon sin gente". Needless to say, I was a little taken aback for the saying that I had always heard was "gente sin calzones". The second saying has a double meaning. You really need to watch for those double meanings when speaking Spanish. My reaction was, of course - " What did you say?"
By Herb Moering
Local history is what passengers received during a day aboard ship on a Breakaway Cruise out of South Padre Island on Feb. 19.
The 64 mostly Winter Texans on the three-hour excursion learned about the Port of Brownsville’s thriving industries, watched dolphins leaping out of the waters, saw pelicans and seagulls and enjoyed a shrimp boil lunch.
It’s time to show your activity director some love. March 1 each year has been designated as Activity Appreciation Day, but this year we will celebrate on Monday, March 2.
The Rio Grande Valley Activity Directors Association (RGVADA) will host an Appreciation Party for area activity directors at Mission Bell ballroom beginning at 11 a.m. on March 2. Lunch will be provided along with door prizes and entertainment.