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September 25, 2007
  • Teeth of Dog world ranking
  • Donald Trump interview in Golf Magazine
  • Town & Country and Chavon wedding
  • Puerto Plata Merengue Festival program
  • Children's program at Film Festival
Teeth of Dog world ranking
Casa de Campo's Teeth of the Dog golf course is the only golf course in the Caribbean to be ranked among the top 100 by Golf Magazine. In its Sept 2007 issue, Teeth of the Dog is ranked 43rd. In the previous Top 100 Courses in the World ranking, Casa de Campo had made the 41st spot. The next Golf Magazine Top 100 ranking comes out in Sept 2009.
See http://www.golf.com/golf/courses_travel/topcourses/top_100_world/2007
Casa de Campo also ranked very well in the Travel & Leisure's World's Best Golf Reader survey. The resort, which has four golf courses, placed #1 spot for Best for Buddy Trips, #1 spot for Best Golf Course (Teeth of the Dog), #2 spot for Best Golf Resort.
And in the Summer 2007 issue of CL-Celebrated Living magazine, the luxury magazine for American Airlines premium class passengers. In the magazine, Teeth of the Dog is ranked among the top 20 International Golf Courses, and Casa de Campo placed 9th among Top 10 Caribbean hotels.
Donald Trump interview in Golf Magazine
Golf Magazine interviewed Donald Trump at Cap Cana and asked him questions related to his investing in golf and how he has been able to marry such beautiful women for the September 2007 Golf Magazine. This is the same issue sought out by golfers for the publication of the top 100 courses in the US and the world, including Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo, La Romana.
In the interview, Trump comments on the deal he struck at Cap Cana, on the East Coast, where he says the US$340 million is the biggest deal in the history of the Caribbean.
Town & Country and Chavon wedding
Town & Country magazine dedicates 7 pages in its Fall/Winter supplement "Town & Country Weddings" to a wedding at Casa de Campo in La Romana. International socialites Adriana Gonzalez-Bunster married Philippe Chryssicopoulous of Greece. The bride's father is the leading electricity entrepreneur in the DR. The couple had met at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and chose to wed in at the St. Stanislaus Church at Altos de Chavon, Casa de Campo.
Puerto Plata Merengue Festival program
POP is getting ready to merengue. The long-awaited Merengue Festival hits Puerto Plata this coming 28, 29 and 30 September. This series of free merengue concerts will bring the biggest and best exponents of the most famous Dominican musical genre to the "Pearl of the Atlantic" for three days of fun. A stage will be set up at La Puntilla, where the Malecon of Puerto Plata ends. For Friday, 28 September, Grupo Fantasia, Miguel Angel, Kiko (El presidente) and closing with Los Hermanos Rosario. For Saturday, 29 September, Francisco Ulloa, Cherito of the New York Band, Kinito Mendez, and Jeffrey. The closing event, Sunday, 30 September calls for the star performance of Milly Quezada, Las Chican, El Prodigio, and Eddy Herrera. On schedule before the big name performers, are presentations of the folklore ballet group of the Ministry of Tourism. Brugal Rum is sponsoring the festival.
Children's program at Film Festival
Children will have star roles in the Dominican International Film Festival this year, with a chance to star as the directors of the future. Elliott Foundation has contracted Director's Cut Plan for its first children's film workshop that will take place during the Third Annual Dominican International Film Festival staged for the Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi, Puerto Plata from 8 to 11 November. The children's workshops will be on Friday, 9 and Saturday, 10 November.
The Director's Cut, a Canadian-based mobile film and imaging studio dedicated to children in Canada will be working with Manny Perez, a native Dominican, who has starred in hit TV shows such as "Rescue Me" and "Third Watch" and films such as "El Cantante" (with Jennifer Lopez), will be on site to offer expertise to the children's productions.
The film programs will be open to 12 future filmmakers, ages 5-17 years, per session to experiment with digital film and imaging software and hardware. Six of the opening spots will be offered to children staying at Sun Village and the additional six will be awarded to local children who have the best story and film-ideas through competitions at their schools. The theme of this year's program will be, "Voices & Vision" and provide a positive look into a child's vision of their future.
The Dominican International Film Festival is a young, rapidly growing festival dedicated to promoting independent filmmaking. The Festival separates itself from other film festivals by embracing the Latin American flavor through screenings of Latin American feature films, promoting renowned Dominican stars and its dedication to providing live Dominican entertainment.
The 2007 Festival will include a variety of screenings of some of the year's top films, panels and workshops that feature award-winning actors, writers and directors, VIP parties and live entertainment. This year's Festival will also introduce a new award category: The 2007 Rising Dominican Star Award.
The Dominican International Film Festival is produced by Elliott, the dynamic parent company of Sun Village Resort & Spa and the new Maxim Bungalows in the Dominican Republic and Vincent Partners, a NY-based marketing and communications company.
Festival passes and special packages are available now at www.DominicanInternationalFilmFestival.com

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