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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9:
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Help us spread the word!
Celebrating 25 Years of Friendship for Baltimore & LimaySaturday, October 9, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul Street (at 27th St.)
Baltimore, MD 21218Featuring: Nan McCurdy, founderandShared memories by us all!

Please bring a potluck dish, or make a donation toward beverages & side dishes ($10 suggested – no one turned away).

Attendees will get a free “memories booklet,” and a book of photos will be on sale.

We’re looking forward to this evening, to see old friends and remember all the good times. Please RSVP to help us plan – 410-662-6292 or 443-603-8268, or info@CasaBaltimoreLimay.org.

Casa Baltimore/Limay sponsors many projects in Limay, including:
— A child nutrition center and preschool
— Food packets for the elderly poor
— Heifers, poultry and beehives
— Organic gardens and agriculture to promote food security
— A microcredit fund for small businesses and housing repair
— Latrines to improve community hygiene
— School supplies for primary and secondary students
— College scholarships
— An emergency medical fund
— Regular delegations from Baltimore to Limay

Want to Learn More about Nicaragua or a Related Topic?

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OLDER NEWS

FIESTA TROPICAL!

Thanks to everyone who attended Fiesta Tropical on Sunday, February 28. We were blessed with two great musicians — Hector Muñoz on South American harp and Ulises Rodriguez on guitar — followed by superb salsa instruction by Eric Hehl of Dance in Time Productions. Claudette Rhone then performed a “Candle Dance” — wow, it was marvelous. Guillermo Brown, WEAA’s DJ for Latin music every Tuesday night, closed out the event with some high-energy numbers.

Casa Baltimore/Limay volunteers prepared a fantastic buffet including pineapple fried rice, three kinds of empanadas, tamales de elote, Cuban beans and rice, grilled vegetable fajitas, vanilla pineapple refresco, and tropical fruits and dips. Other highlights included a video display of Nicaraguan scenes and folk dances, massages and free photos of attendees. It was great fun!

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to Casa Baltimore/Limay, a friendship-city project linking the Baltimore region with San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, for over 24 years.

Casa Baltimore/Limay sponsors many projects in Limay, including:
— A child nutrition center and preschool
— Food packets for the elderly poor
— Heifers, poultry and beehives
— Organic gardens and agriculture to promote food security
— A microcredit fund for small businesses and housing repair
— Latrines to improve community hygiene
— School supplies for primary and secondary students
— College scholarships
— An emergency medical fund
— Regular delegations from Baltimore to Limay

February 2010: On Sunday, February 28, please join our Fiesta Tropical with a Nicaraguan beach theme.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 5 TO 9:30 P.M.
(the new date, postponed from Feb. 6)
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
2640 ST. PAUL STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21218
(Corner of 27th and St. Paul Streets)

This is a family event for all ages and cultures, featuring:

A delectable buffet –
Authentic Latin American entrees
Tropical fruits and sweet dips
Other mouth-watering dishes

A full night of entertainment –
5 – 7 p.m. Live music
7 – 8 p.m. Salsa instruction, a dance performance by Claudette Rhone
8 – 9:30 p.m. Latin dance music by WEAA’s Tuesday evening DJ, Guillermo Brown

Other attractions –
Beautiful visual displays throughout the evening
Cash bar
Nicaraguan art, other valuable items and services for sale in silent auction
Massages and hammocks for relaxation

ADVANCE TICKETS (deadline Thursday, February 25) – $25 one adult, $20 additional adults, $10 children ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and under.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR – $35 one adult, $60 two adults, $15 children ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and under

November 2009: After the Delegation from Limay, a Letter of Thanks

Dear friends,

Our friends from San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua – Angelica Gonzalez and Edwin M. Corea – left Baltimore a week ago Wednesday. During their two weeks with us, they experienced a series of visits, sightseeing, and speaking engagements that included (whew!) a weekend Nicaragua Network (Nicanet) conference and concert, five colleges, two high schools, two churches, and our own Casa Baltimore/Limay public dinner event.

Edwin and Angelica

Edwin and Angelica presenting a carved soapstone (“marmolina”) sculpture, featuring two hands joined in friendship, to the Baltimore members of Casa Baltimore/Limay. Barbara Larcom (left) accepted the gift on behalf of the group.

I want to express my appreciation to all those Baltimoreans, and others, who participated in some way during this busy period. I’m sending this letter to all of you as a group, so that you can appreciate each other! Together, we pulled off a monumental feat, with substantial success.…more

October 2009: Delegation from Limay to Visit Baltimore

Casa Baltimore/Limay is sponsoring a delegation of two visitors from San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, who will be in Baltimore October 14 – 27, 2009, representing the ongoing friendship between our peoples over the last 24 years.

These visitors are:
– Angelica Gonzalez, principal of the Limay high school (Instituto Ruben Dario) and longtime member of the Limay committee of Casa Baltimore/Limay
– Edwin M. Corea, an attorney working for the national INIFOM-PRODEP program to help people in Limay to obtain legal title to the land on which they are living

We have scheduled the delegation’s visit to coincide with the regional (eastern US) conference of the Nicaragua Network, to take place in Baltimore October 16 – 18. Both the Limay visitors are plenary speakers at the conference. …more

Fall 2009

Casa Baltimore/Limay is the local host for the NicaNet Regional Meeting
Oct. 16 – 18 in Baltimore!
http://www.nicanet.org

Conference Schedule
Flyer for Philip Montalban Concert
Registration Form

Featuring:
Nicaraguan reggae singer-songwriter Philip Montalban
Ambassador Magda Enriquez, senior advisor to Fr. Miguel D’Escoto at the UN
Walter Castillo Sandino, grandson of Augusto Cesar Sandino (in picture)

Walter Sandino

Mark your calendar for Oct. 16 – 18 which will be the regional meeting of the Nicaragua Network in Baltimore, MD, hosted by the Casa Baltimore/Limay sister city committee! For over 30 years Nicaragua Network has helped to bring together groups and individuals working in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua.

Committees and individuals from the eastern part of the United States will gather in Baltimore to share victories and challenges concerning their projects in Nicaragua, analyze the political/economic situation, and learn about issues and campaigns to build your local organizing such as immigration/emigration and debt reduction. …more

Summer 2009: Update from Limay, and Appeal

Strumming a guitar, the young man continued singing his refrain:
“Love will shine in this place because Limay will triumph,
And Baltimore will be the great city that is always with us.”

He sang, of course, in his native Spanish language:
Brillará el amor en este lugar porque Limay va a triunfar,
Y Baltimore será la gran ciudad que por siempre con nosotros está.

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Mario Zamora practicing his song for the fiesta.

Everyone at the party clapped with delight. Our visiting January delegation was enfolded in love from our friends in San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua – and we gratefully returned their love.

Mario Zamora performed his new composition to express appreciation for the friendship and help that Casa Baltimore/Limay brings to the town. He is one of our scholarship students.

Afterward, feeling very moved, I spoke to the gathering briefly. I thanked Mario for his great song and said that Baltimore and Limay have a friendship por siempre, for always.

Do you realize how highly people in Limay regard you – and others like you – because of our friendship projects over the past 23 years? You are making a difference in the world through your participation – your donations, your time, your ideas, your caring.

Thank you. As you know, Limay is a financially poor area within Nicaragua, itself the second poorest country in the Americas. But in standing with the people of Limay, you’re not just giving charity – you’re making a stand for greater justice and interconnection among us all. …more

ARCHIVED NEWS….

January 2009: Delegation to Nicaragua & San Juan de Limay

May/June 2008: Maryland Institute College of Art Program in Limay

November 2007: Elvin Castellon of FEDICAMP Speaks – “New Life & Hope in Limay”

October 2007: MICA Program Planning Underway in Limay

August 2007: Kathy Hoyt of NicaNet Speaks in Baltimore

July 2007: Baltimore Delegation to Limay

May 2007: Nan McCurdy Speaks in Baltimore, We Share CB/L Memories

October 2006: Maryland Institute College of Art Visits Limay

July 2006: Baltimore Delegation to Limay

November 2005: Limay Delegation Visits Baltimore

October 2005: New Houses to Be Built in San Juan de Limay

July 2005: Baltimore Delegation to Limay & NicaNet Conference in Managua
Casa Bal;timore Limay 2013 Summer Newsletter