Posted inAltos de Chavon, Art and Culture, Dominican Republic, Events and Activities, Fundacion MIR, Philanthrophy, Upcoming

Traditional Live Nativity by the children of the Fundación MIR will be held next Friday!

Just a few days ago we saw that a group of Fundación MIR children came to Chavón to rehearse their traditional annual presentation, and if what we saw and heard is any indication of what will happen next Friday, December 22nd, we are sure it will be one of their best representations of Jesus’ arrival […]

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Dominican English Dictionary: “Desacatao”

It’s time to add another word to our Dominican-English dictionary! In the past, we posted regular articles that helped our readers understand some of the most popular “Dominican” words, expanding and refining their local vocabulary with something interesting, but also very useful! For better communication within this wonderland that is the Dominican Republic, let’s get […]

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Yesterday marked 173 years of the Dominican Constitution

We are sure most of you were able to enjoy the much deserved long weekend, but do you know what date was being commemorated yesterday? Every year on November 6th, the Dominican Republic celebrates the “Día de la Constitución” (Constitution Day). Back in the year 1844, the same year in which the Dominican Republic was proclaimed an […]

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Last chance to see “Dos Años de Fotosafaris” at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón!

Have you really seen the Dominican Republic? From a map we know the country’s regions, their names and locations, and if we’re lucky we travel on the weekends to the island’s glorious beaches or to its scenic mountain tops, but through the cameras of twenty-two photographers a more unique view of our nation and the […]

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Dominican English Dictionary: “Dique, Dizque”

In honor of #flashbackfriday we are bringing back an oldie but a goodie… Our Dominican-English dictionary! In the past, we posted regular articles that helped our readers understand some of the most popular “Dominican” words, expanding and refining their local vocabulary with something interesting, but also very useful! For better communication within this wonderland that […]

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Sweet Vanilla: Growing the coveted spice in Casa

In the verdant tropical mountains of the cordillera septentrional are vanilla orchid vines growing in the soft breeze of the Alizé trade winds. The nutrients provided by the organic forest floor, the Atlantic wind and rain have provided vanilla planifolia, the orchid’s scientific name, with the perfect home. Located on Loma Azul, a small region next […]

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Vice President of Clinical Services at New York Prebysterian Hospital addresses the country

Outstanding psychiatrist Dr. Lourival Baptista-Neto, Vice President of Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry NYPH / Columbia University Medical Center, was invited by the Office of the First Lady and Mrs. Cándida Montilla de Medina, to offer two lectures in the country. The first one was “Mental Health and Disability” which was carried out in the […]

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Training has started for the Los Toros baseball team – Support our local team this 2017-2018 baseball season!

Hear ye baseball fans! Are you ready for this year’s Baseball Season?? Last Monday, September 25th, after a few setbacks due to the hurricane warnings we’ve had recently, the Toros del Este started their training for the new winter baseball season in the Dominican Republic. Stanley Javier, VP of operations for the Toros, was extremely pleased to […]

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Dominican Republic celebrates the “Día de la Virgen de las Mercedes”

Yesterday, the 24th of September, the Dominican Republic celebrated “El Día de las Mercedes,” otherwise known as the “Virgin Mercedes Day.” Her devotion on the part of the Catholic population of the country begins almost from the discovery of the island, but it wasn’t until 1844, the year of the Dominican Independence, that the Virgen de […]