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Crews perform upgrades, repave island roads

Crews perform upgrades, repave island roads

Formentera’s municipal services office reports that work began today to clean and clear brush from roadsides and upgrade and repave certain segments of highway. Crews will focus their efforts on the arterials that accommodate Ses Bardetes and the rubbish tip, not to mention Sant Ferran’s Camí de ses Vinyes, and a point along the road to Es Arenals. Islasfalto was brought in to carry out the approximately weeklong €43,000 effor...

With Compra a Casa website, Consell and Pimef connect shoppers with local businesses

With Compra a Casa website, Consell and Pimef connect shoppers with local businesses

Formentera’s deputy vice-president and councillor of trade, Ana Juan, met with the chairman and director of the small- and medium-sized business association of Formentera (Pimef), Josep Mayans and Lidia Álvarez, to unveil the brand-new Compra a Casa website, www.compraacasa.com. Juan called the website “a tool that, in just one click, brings island businesses closer to local shoppers”. “Buying local doesn’t just put islanders...

Next Saturday at cinema, Formentera celebrates fourth Cantada Pagesa

Next Saturday at cinema, Formentera celebrates fourth Cantada Pagesa

The traditional music department of Formentera’s School of Music and Dance has joined forces with the island’s Department of Culture to put on the fourth Cantada Pagesa this 22 February. The free show starts at 8.30pm in the Sala de Cultura-Cinema, and space is limited. Organisers see the event as a way to develop renewed interest in traditional redoblat, glosat and recitat singing styles. As in years past, twenty-plus musicia...

On view this week: ceramics students’ pottery display

On view this week:  ceramics students’ pottery display

The Formentera Department of Culture reports that students of Remedios Castillo and Silvia Jobani’s ceramics workshop unveiled the fruits of their latest efforts. The display will be on view, Monday to Friday, 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at the municipal gallery (Sala d’Exposicions ‘Ajuntament Vell’) in Sant Francesc until Friday 21 February. The show offers a glimpse at some of the work that has been crafted by t...

In Barcelona, Formentera touts appeal as destination for underwater activities

In Barcelona, Formentera touts appeal as destination for underwater activities

The Formentera Department of Tourism reports that from 14 to 16 February, local representatives of the island were in Cornellà, near Barcelona, at the Mediterranean Diving Show. One of the biggest underwater activities expo in Spain, the trade fair brought together professionals, hobbyists and fans of diving and other under-the-sea vocations. Marketing chief Carlos Bernús underscored the “warm welcome” the island’s handlers r...

This Sunday 23 February, drums beat as Sant Francesc streets come alive for Carnaval

This Sunday 23 February, drums beat as Sant Francesc streets come alive for Carnaval

The Formentera Department of Culture announces the celebration this Sunday 23 February in Sant Francesc, of Carnaval. After an 11.00am roundup where parade walkers can congregate and sign up to take part in the day's fancy-dress contest, the procession will set out from Sa Senieta car park and tour the town’s main roads, helped along by the lively percussion of Bloco Colubraria. The parade route begins on Avinguda del Pla del...

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