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May 16, 2006
  • Where the ballplayers come from
  • Antique Cars exhibition
  • Puerto Plata benefits from funds
  • Repaved roads for Punta Cana area
  • Casa de Campo Summer Fashion Show
Where the ballplayers come from
For years it was said that San Pedro de Macoris in the southeast was the bed town for most of Dominican Major League Baseball success stories. Legends such as Rico Carty, George Bell, Tony Fernandez, Pedro Guerrero, Sammy Sosa and Alfonso Soriano are all from the southeastern province of San Pedro de Macoris. But with the installation of Major League Baseball academies in several other provinces, things have changed, and now other parts of the country are claiming the better ball players. Indeed, Santo Domingo, the capital city and province, now leads with the number of ball players active in the Major Leagues with 94. San Pedro de Macoris is in second place, with 69. The southern province of San Cristobal is third, with 34 ball players. Then follows Santiago, in the central region, with 32 players, and Peravia (Bani) with 23.
Most of the 32 provinces can claim credit for MLB ball players, according to the report in today's Diario Libre. Other provinces listed in the newspaper article are Monte Cristi (16), San Juan de la Maguana (11), Valverde (Mao) (9), Duarte (San Francisco de Macoris) (8), Puerto Plata (8), Maria Trinidad Sanchez (Nagua) (8), Sanchez Ramirez (Cotui) (8), La Romana (8), La Vega (7), Azua (5), Barahona (5), El Seibo (5), Monsenor Nouel (Bonao) (4), Espaillat (3), Dajabon (2), Elias Pina (2), Hato Mayor (2), and Salcedo (1).
Antique Cars exhibition
There is a large collection of antique cars in the DR, and the Club of Antique and Classic Cars comes together on a regular basis to exhibit them to the general public. A show is coming up on 20-21 May at the Torre Popular parking lot on the intersection between John F. Kennedy and Maximo Gomez avenues in Santo Domingo. For more information on Expo Clasico 2006, contact 809 567-7829, 809 567-7807 or mobiles: 809 729-2516, 809 629-7878.
Puerto Plata benefits from funds
Puerto Plata is the main beneficiary of the newly created tourism area infrastructure fund managed by the Ministry of Tourism. The Ministry of Tourism is investing RD$1 billion of the airport surcharge funds generated as of this year through April 2007 in Puerto Plata. Fund manager Jose Gabriel Aponte said that RD$9 billion is being used to eliminate the Maggiolo garbage dump, which will be replaced with another in Caraballo, Montellano, with a price tag of US$7 million, as reported in El Caribe. The funds are also being used to build the Avenida Isabel de Torres that leads to the cable car, at a cost of RD$118 million. In addition, millions will be spent on building sidewalks and paving roads in residential areas. The program also includes rainwater and sewage piping installations leading to the treatment plant in the area of the Malecon of Puerto Plata.
Several hundred million have been programmed to be spent on improving sanitation systems in Juan Dolio, another area of intensive construction of new dwellings.
Repaved roads for Punta Cana area
The Ministry of Public Works has announced the completion of the reconstruction of 10 kilometers of the Veron-Bavaro highway in the province of La Altagracia (Punta Cana). The repaving of the highway makes travel easier in the area. Works continue on the areas known as Cocoloco and Los Transformadores, another stretch of 11 kms of paving.
Casa de Campo Summer Fashion Show
Internationally acclaimed Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele will be showing his designs this summer at the 15th Annual Por La Vida fashion show at Casa de Campo, which will benefit the MIR Foundation. The event is scheduled for 5-7 August 2006. Carlos Miele looks to traditional Brazilian craft techniques like patchwork, stitching, crochet and leatherwork in his designs that have been frequently described as "exuberant and insanely sexy". His designs are worn by celebrities such as Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera, Iman and Sarah Jessica Parker among others.
Miele's designs will be complemented by Tiffany & Co. gems. The management of the Tiffany store in Merrick Park, Coral Gables, Florida will adorn Miele's models for the event as well as a few high-profile folks in the audience. "Families love to come to this event each year to see the children they have helped the year before and it is often used as a final family summer getaway before the start of the school year," said Lyanne Azqueta, executive director of MIR Charities. This annual event held at Casa de Campo resort is a benefit for the Mission International Rescue Charity (MIR), a charity that helps women, children and families in the Dominican Republic who live in poverty, or suffer neglect and medical problems. MIR is proud of strong partnerships that have been forged and lead to its five life-changing programs: Casa de Paz, a recovery center for sex workers; Centro de Familia, a family clinic run by Columbia University's international AIDS program; Maria Auxiliadora vocational/technical High School for girls; Campo Nueva Esperanza Orphanage and Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon, a vocational/technical high school for boys. For advance reservations or additional information, contact the MIR offices at 809-523-3333 ext. 3165 or 3166. Or by e-mail: info@fundacionmir.org

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