Russian Ballet returning for Festa da Flor; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Volunteer work in Madeira; Young people to help pensioners; ‘GICO’ – Geração Imaculado em Companhia; Mystery shopper; Dog surveillance; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Concert Tuesday evening 9pm Funchal salão nobre of City Hall; MTV Portugal casting in Madeira; St Valentines Coral beer; FT article: Portugal’s plight needs to be addressed within weeks not months;

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MTV Portugal casting in Madeira

MTV Portugal casting in Madeira with VJs including Diogo Dias, o primeiro VJ da MTV Portugal.

From dia 13 de Fevereiro, the ‘caça ao talento’ –the nationwide hunt for
talent will begin.

Madeira ............  ...read more

Birds of prey in Madeira; Sailing in Madeira; Transquadra 2012 Madeira; The ‘panelo’ in Seixal; Last sailing of Naviera Armas Ferry; Colégio Church Funchal Monday Concert 12.30pm; “Voz Celeste” series of free concerts; Mourinho to leave Real Madrid for UK Premier League?; Portuguese scientists win €6.6m in scholarships & prizes since January;

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Last sailing of Naviera Armas

Thanks for the photos from readers of the last sailing from Funchal unfortunately the blog software says they are too large to post so the image is from the Diario Newspaper.

image from frontpage of Diario ............  ...read more

Madeira’s Financial Adjustment Programme: Press Conference; Events this weekend Madeira; Churches of Madeira: Igreja de São Pedro, Funchal;

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Again, thankyou for the contributions from Peter and other blog readers in the comments section on the termination of the Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

Events this weekend some with free admission in Madeira include:

Saturday
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Funchal Biological Agricultural Market rated v good or excellent by consumers; Free concert at Centro de História do Atlântico, Funchal 9pm, Friday night; Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?; Near perfection doesn’t save Mourinho; Portugal’s airports busier in 2011; Easyjet results; Lisbon Airport: exclusive family area; ‘Canter’ plant at Tramagal will double work force to 675;

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Thankyou for the contributions from Peter in the comments section on the termination of the Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?

Mercado de Agricultura Biológica, Largo da Restauração, Funchal, every Tuesday

71% ............  ...read more

Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport; Madeira’s Financial Assistance Programme; Telegraph: ‘How to save money in Portugal’; Portugal: a particularly attractive option for summer holidays; Frida Kahlo tributes at Casa das Mudas Calheta; Madeira’s natural rock pools; Eusebio: the Black Panther turns 70; Justice Minister pledges reforms;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

The Commercial Director of Naviera Armas, Javier Jalvo Garcia comes to Madeira this Thursday to explain communications announcements that the Spanish company that runs the passenger ferry freight service between ............  ...read more

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao & Funchal; Extra flights to Madeira including Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff; Ponta do Pargo Golf Course; Santana Madeira UNESCO biosphere reserve; President explains pension gaffe; Portuguese shoemaking: record year in 2011 on strong exports; Art lovers flock to Lisbon; Prazeres art exhibition; Mysteries of Lisbon film wins another international award; Levada Walk: Levada do Moinho na Lombada da Ponta do Sol;

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From Peter in the comments section. Thanks Peter for all your contributions.

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao and Funchal

from the dnoticias.pt…. Naviera ” .. The Naviera Armas this morning sent an information to its largest ............  ...read more

Opening Ceremony: Guimarães, Portugal one of two European Capitals of Culture 2012; Giant horse symbolising Portugal united with a giant man, representing Europe; Barroso: “Without culture, Europe has no direction”; Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square;

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Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square

Organ Concert in the series ‘A Voz Celeste’ with the organist Nelson Quintal from 12h30 until 13. Free Admission at Igreja do Colégio, Funchal ............  ...read more

Reid’s Hotel Madeira in World Top 25; Art Exhibition in Calheta; Tried the Carros do cesto in Monte?; Monte toboggan ride; Ernest Hemingway wrote: the “most exhilarating experience” of his life; Markets contradict “turning point” forecast by Finance Minister; Portugal’s first sustainable community garden; Slovakia opens consulate in Madeira;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Dear readers, events this weekend include:

Art Exhibition in Calheta region at The Centro Cívico da Ponta do Pargo

titled:’Art West 3 – Islands and Men’with works of Ruben Freitas of Madeira e Carlos Mota of The Açores ............  ...read more

Diving in Madeira: indigo depths and sunken wrecks; Daily Telegraph Article; Madeira being marketed on its subaquatic merits; Madeira’s merits as a family destination with great diving thrown in; Health Centre Emergency opening times; Football: Ronaldo, Real not enough for Super Barca; Barcelona win ‘the Copa del Rey’, ‘o clássico;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘Football: Ronaldo, Real not enough for Super Barca;

Barcelona win ‘the Copa del Rey’, ‘o clássico

From Portugal Daily View:

Despite the aerly goal by Madeira’s Cristiano, “Guardiola beat Mourinho yet ............  ...read more

10 reasons to visit Portugal; Walk: Jardim do Mar-Prazeres-Paul do Mar; PR19 Caminho Real do Paul do Mar; Jazz Club Funchal?; Fishermens lives in Madeira; New Employment Laws; Signing New ‘Acordo social’; Whale and dolphin watching in Madeira region;

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Dear readers, thanks for all contributions in the comments section and outside of the comments section. Thanks to readers and contributors including Peter.

Walk: Jardim do Mar-Prazeres-Paul do Mar

Great film of a very popular Walk on Madeira’s ............  ...read more

easyJet’s big plans for 2012; Flights from Germany to Madeira; Air travel News; Flights from France to Madeira; Direct flights from Lyon to Madeira; Lisbon Airport to get underground connection; Fado, Painting & Dancing in Zona Velha, Funchal; Investing in Portugal: Lisbon;

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Flights from Germany to Madeira

From Anam website, Press Releases section:

Germania & Air Berlin Airlines

Germania fly to Madeira Airport from Bremen, Friedrichshafen and Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden..”

“Air Berlin ............  ...read more

Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2012; Motorcyclist Helder Rodrigues wins stage 13 Dakar Rally; Gymnastics extravaganza in Calheta 5pm Saturday; Portuguese business selling 1000 Pastéis de nata a day in Paris!; Theatre performances in English; Madeira Architecture:Zona Desportiva Arco Calheta;

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Readers get training in the marvellous January weather for:

Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2012

3 routes, the main with an approximate distance of 105 km – maximum execution time of 26 hours, the middle race is about 55 km, a maximum of ............  ...read more

Madeira Carnaval: one of best in Europe: 18-21 February; Concerts in Funchal Friday, Saturday night: some FREE; Concert celebrating New Year, Igreja do Colegio; Bandolins Orchestra & Wine-tasting at Wine Institute; Portugal’s coast :one of best testing sites in Europe for ocean energy; Weekend markets in Madeira: Feira de Artesanato ‘Made in Caniço’ market;

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Madeira Carnaval: one of the best in Europe: 18-21 February

Film of 2010 Carnaval

Portugal’s coast : one of best testing sites in Europe for ocean energy

From Clean Technica.com

“The WaveRoller arrived on January 2nd at Portugal’s ............  ...read more

Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar January 2012; Surfing in Madeira; Surfing off Ponta do Pargo; Portugal’s real-estate market 2012; Walking holidays in undiscovered Portugal; Madeira: “a well-known walking destination”; Flights from Lyon to Funchal: April 2012;

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Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar, January 2012

Team Quicksilver Europa are in Paul do Mar at the moment surfing in the glorious weather and tidal conditions.  The film was posted on Vimeo by Orlando Perreira one of Madeira’s ............  ...read more

Life after AVB; Portuguese football: axis of power tipped one way and then another; Daily Telegraph: ‘Holidays in Portugal offer something for everyone’; Portugal: “it’s the special one…”; Photography exhibition, Quinta das Cruzes Museum, 10-29 January 2012; Orchestra of Mandolins Concert with wine tasting Madeira Wine Institute 13th January;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from: Paul Abbiati

Daily Telegraph article: ‘Holidays in Portugal offer something for everyone’

“As a holiday destination par excellence, Portugal has got it all. Tranquil beaches, picturesque towns, wonderful weather, fabulous food and ............  ...read more

Made in Portugal; Flights from Zurich to Madeira from April 2012; Government of Madeira and the National Association of Pharmacies 77m euro debt dispute; Bloomberg article on Madeira; Search for diver continues; Portuguese exports up 12.8% on last year but, real economy under pressure; Embraer’s investment to transform Portugal’s fledgling aerospace industry;

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Thanks to Peter again for contributions in the comments section including comments on the reimbursement of medicines at health centres

Flights from Zurich to Madeira from April 2012

In Summer 2012 Edelweiss Air, the Swiss Charter Company ............  ...read more

‘Funchal Music Fest – Live 2012’: 17-19 August, 2012; Madeiran Sílvia Silva contestant in ‘A Voz de Portugal’; Payment to chemists problem; Madeira public bus information;

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Madeira public bus information

From Paul: Dear readers thanks for the guidance on Madeira public bus information online and in books!

‘Funchal Music Fest – Live 2012’: 17-19 August, 2012

The Music Fest last Summer 2011 in Funchal ............  ...read more

Madeira’s underwater natural beauty; Madeira’s biodiversity; Monk seal; Desertas Islands; Scuba diving in Madeira region; Award winning films;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oETGAkOtSIU&feature=channel_video_title

This short film ‘Madeira Aquática HD’ won an award in its category at Portugal’s Fourth Video Subaquático International Festival ‘VideoDigisub’ ............  ...read more

Advice to Walkers in Madeira Region; Missing elderly tourists found dead; Government approves 8 new investment contracts worth €221m; Piano Concert ‘Baltazar Dias’ Theatre, Funchal, Friday night, 9pm

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Dear readers unable to complete posting today as there are technical problems with editing today…there is more to blog posting regularly  than content and style…have a good weekend!

Missing elderly tourists found dead

From Portugal ............  ...read more

Search continues for Danish tourists; UFO sighting in Madeira; Jazz sessions 2012 in Calheta continue; Port Wine; New financing mechanism for SMEs; Reasons Portuguese companies move abroad; Funchal Cruise Port busiest Portugal;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Search continues for Danish tourists

The Diario Newspaper on Thursday reports that the search in Madeira continues for the 2 Danish tourists aged 73 and 76 missing since last Sunday.

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Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012; Whale/dolphin watching; Tobogganing; Jeep safaris; Amor Electro; ‘Mary Stuart’ production in English at Baltazar Dias Theatre; Restaurants cutting prices; Jerónimo Martins transfers stocks to Netherlands;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Guimarães: one of two European Capitals of Culture 2012

From Euroalert.net

“Guimarães (Portugal) is one of the two European Capitals of Culture 2012
from the 1st January 2012. However the official programme of events begins
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Happy New Year!; Ano Novo 2012 Fogos de artifício – New Year fireworks ; New Years Day Strauss concerts and more..; The corrida de São Silvestre Funchal Road Race; Future of Lido swimming complex; Impressive renovation of traditional Madeiran Country House;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSO25uI30o

Happy New Year everyone!

Link to another recording of the Display:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19496824

New Years Day Strauss concerts and more..

-10h00 – 20h00 – Performances of The Bandas Filarmónicas e Grupos Folclóricos ............  ...read more

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