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MOORS & CHRISTIANS 2016: TROOPS TAKE ARENAL BEACH AGAIN

javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MOORS & CHRISTIANS 2016

After an absence of eight years, Moorish and Christian troops returned to take over the Arenal beach for the evening, showing off their power to a large crowd on onlookers who packed onto the promenade to watch the companies march by. Led by the standard bearers of each side and the respective flags of the companies, the companies paraded colourfully along the Paseo Tenista David Ferrer accompanied by the fantastic music provided by the Colla Xirimitab's (for the Moorish sway) and the Colla Portitxol (who provided the faster Christian march).

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  AUDITORIUM 18 Jul 2016

MOORS & CHRISTIANS 2016: FIL FACINERS ASSUME CAPTAINCY
The 2016 edition of the Moors & Christians kicked off in style with Fil Faciners assuming the captaincy in a special presentation evening in the port, taking on the responsibility after a transfer of powers from Fil Xibia, captain for 2015. As with every year, the presentation allowed us to get a first glimpse of the wonderful costumes that the 'filaes' or companies will be wearing for the two Gala Parades on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th as well as get to know the highest representatives of this year's festivities.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  LIVING CHESS 2016
18 Jul 2016

LIVING CHESS CELEBRATES ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECTACULAR SHOW
The renowned Ajedrez Viviente de Xbia - the Living Chess event in which young schoolchildren play the chess pieces on a giant chessboard - is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a spectacular show of more than 200 participants, live music and a giant screen and sound system on Saturday 30th July at 10.00pm. Considered a 'Fiesta of National Tourist Interest' since 2002, the event will be for the first time under cover after spending the past nineteen editions on the quayside in the Port de Xbia.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MOORS AND CHRISTIANS 2016 15 Jul 2016

MOORS & CHRISTIANS 2016: POPULAR FIESTA KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND
The 2016 edition of the colourful fiestas of the Moors and Christians kick off this weekend in the traditional manner with the official presentation of the festivities in the Paseo Jaime I on Saturday evening followed by the popular concert of festive music on Sunday.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - SHOPPING NIGHTS
 15 Jul 2016

SUMMER SHOPPING NIGHTS RETURN TO HISTORIC CENTRE OF XBIA
Summer shopping nights are returning to the historic centre of Xbia in July and August, a strategy of the Xbia Histrica business association to encourage people to do their shopping the heart of the town whilst enjoying several discount offers and entertainment in the streets. Since they debuted some years ago, this special evenings have become incredibly popular for both residents and tourists alike to enjoy the warm summer evenings in the old town.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MINUTE'S SILENCE NICE
 15 Jul 2016

MINUTE'S SILENCE HELD TO MOURN VICTIMS OF ATTACKS IN NICE
In what is sadly becoming a regular occurrence in these times, a minute's silence was held in front of the main door of the Ayuntamiento de Xbia just a few hours after more than 80 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France during Bastille Day celebrations in the Mediterranean city.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CALVARIO DOME 14 Jul 2016

RENOVATION WORK OF ICONIC BLUE DOME OF CALVARIO COMPLETED
Work has been completed on the renovation of the iconic blue dome of the chapel of Calvario, the building which has housed the town's treasured image of Jess Nazareno since its construction in the mid-19th century. The project, carried out on behalf of the Ayuntamiento de Xbia over the past four months, aims to help solve the problem of damp in the property and has revitalised the characteristic blue-tiled dome.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - BEACH FOOTBALL
14 Jul 2016

BEACH FOOTBALL COMES TO XBIA
Beach football comes to Xbia this month in the form of an amateur tournament organised by CSBAS to be held on the sandy beach of the Arenal. Councillor Vicent Colomer (Sports) presented details of the competition which offers another attraction for residents and visitors alike during the summer, combining the beach with sport, and encouraged fans to join in or watch the games.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - PENYA LA MARINA 13 Jul 2016

PENYA LA MARINA FOOTBALL CAMP PROVES TO BE ANOTHER SUCCESS
Last weekend, the 13th Penya La Marina football camp concluded with some 70 children enjoying a week of football training at the municipal football ground in Freginal and at the sport centre in the port. They participated in a series of training sessions and workshops as well as enjoyed visits by several professional footballers and coaches.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  RECYCLING CLOTHING 13 Jul 2016

XBIA RESIDENTS RECYCLE 56 TONS OF USED CLOTHING IN FIRST HALF OF 2016
More than 56 tones of recycled clothing has been collected in Xbia during the first half of 2016, according to statistics received by the Department of Services from Fundacin Humana, the company which manages 34 containers distributed across the municipality to collect used textiles. The report showed that residents of Xbia recycled 56,193 kilograms of clothing, an increase of some 2% over the same period last year (55,093 kg) and 34% more than 2014 (41,932 kg).
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  GRANADELLA 12 Jul 2016

CALLE PIC TORT IN GRANADELLA ADAPTED TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND PARKING
An additional parking zone and a viewpoint have been created as part of a project to improve Calle Pic Tort in the Granadella zone, an access road that was opened 40 years ago to serve a housing estate in the area. Staff from the Departments of Environment and of Public Highways have carried out the important work which aims to improve safety as well as the use and image of the Granadella zone after decades in which the quality of the road has always been deemed as precarious.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  THIVIERS IMPROVEMENTS 12 Jul 2016

IMPROVEMENTS WORKS CARRIED OUT IN THIVIERS
Maintenance is being carried out by the Department of Services to improve the neighbourhood of Thiviers, located between the historic centre and the port. Pavements and ramps are being repaired and councillor Kika Mata (Services) explained that this will continue until the end of the year, indicating that extra staff have been deployed to carry out the improvement project in a neighbourhood where there is a lot of work outstanding.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  JAZZ WORKSHOPS
12 Jul 2016

XBIA JAZZ 2016: REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FREE KIDS JAZZ WORKSHOPS
Registration has opened for the free jazz workshops for children which complements the popular Xbia Jazz music festival at the beginning of August. The 'Juguem a Fer Jazz' project are free sessions aimed at children aged between 4 and 8 years of age and is aimed at introducing them to the world of jazz through popular games.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  APASA NEW POUND
11 Jul 2016

TOWN HALL AND APASA GET TOGETHER OVER NEW MUNICIPAL KENNELS
Despite rumours to the contrary, assurances have been given by the authorities that there will be no sacrifice of dogs or reduction in capacity when a new municipal kennel facility opens up in the Ramblers area of Xbia. The Ayuntamiento de Xbia and animal protection organisation APASA have reached an agreement to collaborate on the design of the new dog pound which will be located away from housing and provided with the best sanitary conditions and services. Both the mayor Jos Chulvi and Mandy Conway, president of APASA, see the new collaboration as a positive step.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - WATER TRANSFER 11 Jul 2016

AGREEMENT SIGNED TO SUPPLY WATER TO TEULADA AND BENITATXELL
An agreement has finally been signed for Xbia to sell water to Teulada-Moraira and Benitatxell during the next few months of summer. The signing of the contract was attended by the mayor of Xbia Jos Chulvi, AMJASA manager Josep Lluis Henarejos, councillor Paco Torres (Works), mayor of Poble Nou de Benitatxell Josep Antoni Femenia and Teulada councillor Ral Dalmau (Works and Urban Planning).
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CONSTRUCTION WORK 07 Jul 2016

XBIA HALTS CONSTRUCTION WORK IN THE ARENAL DUE TO NOISE POLLUTION
Construction work on 64 homes in Calle Rennes in the heart of the Arenal area of Xbia has been brought to a halt until September in response to a number of complaints from residents in the area. A mayoral decree has demanded a stop to the foundation works using heavy machinery which has been generating a great deal of noise.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - ROBBERS CABO DE LA NAO 07 Jul 2016

POLICE DETAIN TWO FOR CABO DE LA NAO ROBBERIES
Two suspected burglers were detained yesterday afternoon for theft from two chalets in the Cabo de la Nao of Xbia. The Spanish nationals, a 41-year-old male and a 35-year-old female, were intercepted in a roadblock thanks to collaboration with residents.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - WORK SUSPENSION 06 Jul 2016

AMJASA TO SUPPLY MUCH-NEEDED WATER TO TEULADA AND BENITATXELL
Xbia has reached an agreement with neighbouring muncipalities of Teulada and Poble Nou de Benitatxell to supply water to the Teulada-Benitatxell consortium after a request made a few days ago. Xbia mayor Jos Chulvi and AMJASA chief executive Josep Lluis Henarejos with councillor Paco Torres (Works) met with mayor Josep Antoni Femenia of Poble Nou de Benitatxell and councillor Ral Dalmau (Infrastructure, Works and Urban Planning) from the Ayuntamiento de Teulada to duscuss a request to supply water to the municipalities.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MUSIC A L'ESTIU 05 Jul 2016

YOUTH ORCHESTRA WILL OPEN MUSICA A L'ESTIU CLASSICAL SEASON
The classical music season which has run for more than three decades returns to Xbia this month with some new features. As always, the season will be linked to the international chamber music course under the direction of Thomas Indermhle which brings dozens of musicians from across the world to Xbia who, as an incentive, participate in a short season of recitals shared between teachers and students.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  NEW TIMETABLE FOR SCHOOLS 04 Jul 2016

PRIMARY SCHOOL REQUEST CONTINUOUS DAY EDUCATION
The June plenary session of the Ayuntamiento de Xbia voted unaminously to support the requests of public schools CEIP L'Arenal, CEIP Grall, CEIP Trenc d'Alba and CEIP Port de Xbia to move to continuous day education from next year. Councillor Montse Villaverde (Education) explained that the schools had informed the Council of their interest in applying the new schools hours (which are from 9.00am to 2.00pm with the afternoon free for extracurricular activities and to strengthen voluntary activities).
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  STREET THEATRE 04 Jul 2016

STREET THEATRE PROJECT PROVES TO BE BIG HIT
Street theatre has come to Xbia with a variety of shows debuted last weekend along the promenade of the Arenal beach. CIRC-XBIA is an initiative of the Department of Culture to regulate street performers and reinforce their performances with lighting and signs. The first performances took place last Friday night and attracted a great reception from the public.
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