Healing properties of Madeira’s plants and minerals; Exhibition of antique and classic cars; China to develop Portugal’s EDP into leading global clean energy group; Madeira austerity plan; Jazz North Garden of Palácio de S. Lourenço Friday night Funchal; Festas de Natal e Fim do Ano – Programa – Friday 30th December, 2011; Portuguese bank deposits guaranteed up to €100,000; Decathlon invests €30 million in Portugal;

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The healing properties of Madeira’s plants and minerals

Festas de Natal e Fim do Ano – Programme in Funchal – Friday Read more

City of Funchal Athletics Road Race 8pm; Disney Fantasy coming in 2012; Increase in Cruise Ship traffic; Madeira New Year occupancy: 65-70%; Madeira’s world famous New Year firework display; Madeira’s austerity measures 2012; Portugal’s best cakes & pastries; King of cakes: Bolo-Rei; Confeitaria Nacional;

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Disney Fantasy coming to Madeira 2012

link to article on increase in Cruise Ship traffic to Madeira: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/299439/mar/299471-mais-paquetes-em-2012

Special Festive events in Read more

Merry Xmas to all blog readers!; Madeira cake competition; Russian Ballet Xmas Day; Blues in Paul do Mar; Xmas Market Night in Funchal; Gigantic window of local products!; Madeira Xmas recipes; EDP privatisation; Troika could admit revision of Portugal’s deficit targets

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Merry Xmas to all blog readers!

Russian Ballet Xmas Day

8pm Xmas Day – Ballet Gala: Russian Ballet “Christmas Season”, organized by … Read more

What’s happening today where you are?; Porto to Funchal Daily flights Summer 2012; First Wifi-bus; Madeiran Veteran Windsurfer in ISAF Sailing World Championships; Joao Rodrigues: longest non-stop ocean crossing; Selvagens Islands: gems of biodiversity; Parque Natural da Madeira, Portugal’s oldest national park; Renewable-energy business news; Portugal 4 medals European Cross-Country Championships; American style justice coming?;

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Madeira blog readers: What’s happening today and tomorrow where you are?
let everyone know in the comments section

Events in Funchal December, Read more

Madeira: Xmas gastronomia; Traditional Xmas drinks; Xmas and New Year Traditions; Arts and crafts Market in Canico; How Bolo de Mel is made; First Pilot’s strike was cancelled; Sailing off madeira; Madeira from the sea; Natural beauty of Fanal;

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Sailing off madeira
Madeira from the sea

Natural beauty of Fanal


Photogallery in Diario Newspaper Supplement on Sunday:
Arts and crafts Market in
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Merry Xmas from Portugal!; Cocktails and Entrees Competition in the Farmers’ Market; 2bn euro pension fund Xmas bonus; The Portuguese people have to be more ‘Portuguese’; Some lights have been switched off and others have been turned on;

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Above Euronews film:

Crisis hit European countries are doing their best to celebrate the festive season despite the cost-cutting.

The streets … Read more

Madeira Christmas and New Year celebrations Programme; World famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display; “Night at the Farmers’ Market” December 23rd; Xmas Eve; Xmas Day; Boxing Day; Ballet Galas: Russian Ballet; Athletics Funchal Road Race; Vania singing with the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira;

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Christmas and New Year celebrations – General Programme from Turismo da Madeira / Madeira Tourism

An awesome programme, including:

-“Night at the Farmers’ Market” December … Read more

Awesome film of Madeira!; Benfica bounced from Portuguese Cup by Madeira’s Maritimo; Spanish Rolling Stone Magazine: “how the manager (Mourinho) controls the planet”; Mourinho: rockstar of the year;Jazz/Blues concert at FNAC Saturday; 21 fadistas sing in Mercado dos Lavradores Saturday; MADEIRADIG Festival 2012 continues; Funfair opens in Madeira; Machico Art Exhibition at Solar do Ribeirinho;

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Above awesome video of Madeira entitled “Momentâneo” made by Filipe Gomes from Madeira. Thanks Filipe for making this wonderful film and sharing … Read more

Wave of solidarity!; 47 toneladas of food collected!; VAT on restaurant sector will raise €292m; More flights Jersey-Funchal; Mayor of St Helier, Jersey visits Madeira; Jersey and Madeira twinned; MADEIRADIG Festival 2012; Casa das Mudas Art Centre, Calheta, Madeira; Madeira New Year festivities move to Praça do Mar;

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Wave of solidarity!..47 toneladas of food collected

The Diario Newspaper reports that 47 toneladas of food and other products have been collected … Read more

Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC, Monday evening 7pm; NEW Madeira Film Festival 2012; Kyle Eastwood and Phamie Gow; Madeira’s Laurissilva forest the worlds largest; The ‘Laurissilva Award’ ; Fado becomes UNESCO World Heritage; EU structural funds: €21bn between 2014-2020; Public Holidays reduction in 2012;

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Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC store Madeira, Monday evening 7pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEbEz79JfUo

The film shows the underwater natural beauty of the biodiversity … Read more

Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again; Film making in Madeira; Liszt Madeira Festival 2011 continues; Bernardo Nascimento to make short film in Madeira; Dionísio Pestana wins award from Ernst & Young Portugal; The Pestana Group;

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Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again

The Galo d’Oro wins its stars again in The 2012 Michelin Guide, the most famous international gastronomic guide. … Read more

Airports: General strike: 24th November; Proposals for Tollgates on Madeira’s Via Rapidas; Madeira Liszt Festival starts Monday night; Casino da Madeira: New International Shows; Mourinho: another record; Mourinho shows off new piggyback touchline celebration; Machico’s Caves; Flights from Funchal to Abu Dhabi?; Ginjinha the traditional Portuguese liqueur;

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Airports: General strike: 24th November

From the ANAM website:

“ANAM – Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira, SA informs all passengers and … Read more

‘No one can keep us from this Euro’; Portugal’s PM Pedro Passos Coelho visits Angola; Portugal seeks Angolan investment; Dia Nacional do Mar; Madeira’s biodiversity; Portugal thrash Bosnia-Hercegovina to seal finals spot;

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Portugal thrash Bosnia-Hercegovina to seal finals spot

From BBC website:

“Portugal secured their place at Euro 2012 with an emphatic 6-2 second leg … Read more

Transavia Airline lowers fares from Porto to Madeira over Xmas & New Year; Madeira’s Leader met Portuguese PM to discuss austerity measures; Report says Portugal should not leave Common Currency; Report says Portugal mending its ways; More International awards for Madeira’s Tourism Industry; Enter the Madeira Eurosport Competition! – Win Madeira flight & accommodation packages!;

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Transavia airline lowers fares from Porto to Madeira over Xmas & New Year


 

Diario Newspaper article:

http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/economia/292801-transaviacom-baixa-tarifa-madeira-porto-para-39-euros

Madeira Eurosport Competition

From … Read more

Marcos Milewski exhibition Casa das Mudas International Art Centre Calheta; Funchal International Cinema Festival 2011: 12-19 November; Madeira regions underwater beauty featured at the Festival; Magical natural beauty of Fanal Forest, Madeira; Meeting in Lisbon on bailout fund;

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Marcos Milewski exhibition Casa das Mudas International Art Centre Calheta

Below a work of Marcos Milewski:

“Está a amanhecer no Fanal” is … Read more

‘Magnificent Madeira’ Film; Faja dos Padres Cable Car ride; 25 Fontes Calheta; Weekend Yellow weather alert ; Madeira’s levada paths one of the 8 Most Unique Walking Paths in the World; ‘Madeira, The Island Vineyard’ Book; Noël Cossart; Emanuel Berk; Portuguese photographer Nuno Sá wins another Photography Award; Hotel Calheta Beach wins environmental award ‘Umwelt Champion’ from the German Tour Operator TUI

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Weekend Yellow weather alert for rain, wind and sea

Yellow weather alerts have been issued for Madeira region for rain, wind and sea… Read more

Madeira’s ‘Xarabanda’ celebrates 30 years with Anniversary concerts; Juncker praised Portugal’s efforts in meeting budget goals; New 11th Government of Madeira sworn in; Portugal’s record-breaking waves; Pastel de nata: Portugal’ s signature dessert – “ultimate accompaniment to a tiny but mighty cup of Portuguese coffee”;

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Xarabanda celebrates 30 years with Anniversary concerts 11&12 November, 2011

Xarabanda – Associação Xarabanda: Carlos Figueira, Filipa Camacho, João Viveiros, Maria João … Read more

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