November 2011 in Revue Magazine

Hatchling Trek (photo: Jordan Banks)

Hatchling Trek (photo: Jordan Banks)

The 3rd annual Festival de la Tortuga will be held this month on the Pacific beaches in Monterrico and neighboring Hawaii. The festival’s purpose is to raise awareness of the endangered olive ridley sea turtle; Alice Lee provides details, including a rundown on the events and activities.

This month Thor Janson brings us Getting High in Ixchiguan, and he means exactly that–Ixchiguan is situated some 3,200 meters above sea level, making it the highest town in all of Central America! Kathy Rousso introduces a Morral Builder, explaining how a San Marcos la Laguna craftsman learned to crochet beautiful, colorful morrales.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bell, she has been chosen to receive the prestigious Orden Diego de Porres Gold award which will be presented to her this month in a ceremony celebrating the Consejo of La Antigua Guatemala’s 42nd anniversary. Ask Elizabeth appropriately answers the question, What is the National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala?”

Migratory House by Anna-Claire Bevan tells the story of the building of an authentic Antigua colonial-style home, designed by architect Franklin Contreras–which in itself would be interesting–but there is more. Meet George and Gerri Chester and visit their dream home away from “home.”

Weaving a History by Joy Houston explains how, “the weaving tradition is a dynamic art form with ties to the past. It is more than craft.”

DateBook highlights include Handel’s Messiah and the Lake Atitlan Jazz Blues Cruise, plus listings for art shows, concerts, theater, films and workshops. Many events scheduled for 2012 are already in the planning stages, including The Atitlan Marathon as reported by Dwight Wayne Coop. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.

Thanks for reading the Revue! We’ll be back with another edition in December.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich


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