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We wish all Cottonera residents, friends and followers a romantic Valentine's Day celebration!
If you are still looking for a unique and original local gift for your loved one, we recommend:
"Birds of Love"
a limited edition of this artisanal cake from Rendez-vouz by the Snop pastry chef is made. Can be ordered here: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9945 4825!
Happy Valentine's Day!
4 days re-opening delay of
Rende-vouz by the Snop in Senglea
OPEN AGAIN on 5th of February!
- starting from Friday 11 December at midnight -
Travellers from these countries must present a swab test taken within 72 hours of their arrival in Malta:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus Czech Republic, Estonia, France (all airports except Ile-de-France), Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg), Greece (all airport except Attiki),
Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy (all airports except Sicily and Sardegna), Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (all airports except Madeira, Azores), Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (all airports except Canarias), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City
The Kalkara local council collaborated with the Kalkara Heritage Association to permanently affix 15 stainless steel plaques with historical information as part of a Heritage Trail project in Kalkara. The Wirt il-Kalkara Association is carrying out this project co-financed under the LEADER Program of the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014 - 2020, led by the South East Gal of which our council is part.
Martina Livori (Senglea) is the winner of the National Volunteer Award.
Martina Livori gives others a lot of time to beautify and advance society. She is active in many voluntary organizations and has tasks, especially in the Senglea Salesian Youth Center, in the Coding Team, in the Clean & Green Team, in the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS) and in the Youths Engage. in Senglea (JA), in the SYM environmental team of the Salesian Green Alliance, in the parish choir, in the youth department of Senglea, in the Legion Maria (at local and national level) as well as in the Association for Linguistics and University Language Technology among others. Congratulations!
Birgu Local Council
published the official date for the Birgufest 2021
Before and after the restoration works on the vent at St John Almoner Bastion of the Santa Margherita Lines, Cospicua. Works are being carried out under the direction of the Restoration Directorate.
Dr José Herrera, Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government together with the Senglea Local Council, inaugurated the renovation project in the 4th of September Square with an investment of € 85,000.
Among the work done in this square, paving was done, new benches along with plants to beautify this square.
Congratulations to KINETIC DANCE ACADEMY for their qualification in the Malta's Got Talent Final. These young people gave a brilliant performance and made it to the next final stage. The management of the academy and many members are from Birgu. The premises themselves are located in Fgura / Zabbar
Congratulations to the final!
Lina Brockdorff was awarded the gold medal at an annual ceremony honoring people who have enriched Maltese literature and knowledge of the Maltese language.
Brockdorff, 90, is a prolific writer and playwright who also served on the council of Akkademja tal-Malti, a non-governmental organization that works with the Maltese Language Council to promote academic study of the language.
She was honored with the gold medal at the annual "ħieħ l-Akkademja tal-Malti" awards held at the San Anton Palace under the auspices of President George Vella.
Born in Senglea, Brockdorff was particularly prolific in the 1950s and 1960s writing and producing several programs that were broadcast on radio and TV. She has published more than 340 short stories, written an autobiography about her wartime experiences, written six anthologies and 12 novels.
Gardeners in Kalkara have re-planted the beds this week and are creating a pre-Christmas atmosphere in Kalkara.
Kalkara Mayor, Mr. Wayne Aquilina, along with the Executive Secretary, Ms. Elaine Caruana, just signed a funding agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights under the LC CARE project plan. At the suggestion of the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Vince Bongailas, these funds can be used to further support the care of animals in residential areas. The funds will be used directly to support the local feeders with additional food and cleaning areas that will be used for this purpose.
The Senglea Local Council is inviting artists to submit proposals for the commission of a street sculpture of the 48th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Claude de La Sengle (1495-1557) to be installed at the new public open space in Fort St Michael. Senglea. The call is open to all professional and established artists over the age of 18. Terms and conditions may be obtained from the Executive Secretary of the Senglea Local Council. email: email@example.com
“The Snop House” and “Le Grenier à Pain Malta” have entered into an agreement with the view to opening a high quality French Bakery and Pastry shop in Senglea under the signature “rendez-vous by the Snop ”, and to playing a part both in the quality of life (services, healthy and quality products...) and the reputation of Senglea into the Cottonera district as a destination of excellence. Based on a concept mixing history, anthropology, passion of culture and “art de recevoir”, the bakery and pastry shop gives rebirth to a previous confectionary shop named “rendez-vous” in the same venue which was renowned for its ginger bread before WWII.
Contemplated opening date: 4th December 2020
Opening hours: Tuesday Thru Saturday: from 7:30 am to 3 pm and 5pm to 8 pm, Sunday: 7:30 am to 1:00pm
Venue: 21bis Victory Street, Senglea (L-Isla)
"L-Ghadam tal- mejtin"
What do you need?
500g plain flour, 150g icing sugar, 225g stork margerine,1 tablespoon baking powder
2 egg yolks and 1 whole egg, Some vanilla essence, Zest of one small lemon, Some milk
For the Filling:
250g ground almonds, 200g sugar, 2 egg whites, Juice of half a lemon
For the Icing:
Half a packet icing sugar, Juice of half a lemon, Some water
Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Add the eggs, lemon zest and vanilla essence and mix until a soft batter is formed. When the dough is still dry, you can add some milk. Now wrap the dough in cling film and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before using.
For the filling, mix the ground almonds with the sugar and add the egg white and half a lemon. If the mixture is still crumbling, add some egg white.
Now all you need to do is shape the bones and bake them at 180 degrees.
Do not apply the icing until the pastry has cooled down.
Following the completion of Triq il-Kapuċċini, work will begin on Monday 16 November in Triq is-Sienja. Work will begin on the first part of this road (between Triq il-Ġir Kalkara Primary School). Kalkara Local Council ask for the cooperation of the residents to enjoy another road in the coming months, with a better level in Kalkara.
The L-Isla Local Council has issued a call for tenders for the restoration of the niche of Our Lady of Porto Salvo.
This project will start towards the end of the year 2020.
In Cospicua three men and one woman - all between 20 and 26 years old - were arrested by the drug department yesterday.
Synthetic drugs, cannabis, heroin and other drug-related items were discovered during a search of their home in Cospicua. Two of the men were taken to court today.
- starting from Friday 13 November at midnight -
Travellers from these countries must present a swab test taken within 72 hours of their arrival in Malta. Those who do not present the negative swab result may be swabbed on their arrival in Malta or put into mandatory quarantin:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (Milan and Rome all airports, and Bologna, Naples, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Trieste, Turin, Venice)
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (Porto), Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom (Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham)
We'll show you how you can support the Festa 2021 and benefit from it at the same time!
The Senglea Festa Committee is organising several activities during the year.
This year before Christmas there is a weekend excursion to St Paul's Bay, including 2 nights in a 4 star hotel. There are e.g. possibility to visit the Malta National Aquarium, the Bird Park, the Salina Nature Reserve and the Malta Classic Car Collection or just relax and sip unlimited drinks in the San Antonio Hotel (all inclusive). The hotel made a super discount offer to the Senglea Festa Committee, so that a few euros from each ticket supports the Festa in the coming year.
Organic bags for each household - pick up times
The historic lantern has been restored at the roof of Verdala school.
It was once part of the Verdala fortress. These fortified barracks were built by the British in the 1850s within part of the bastions of the 17th century Santa Margherita Lines. The fort was used as a prisoner-of-war camp in both World Wars.
The restoration treatment for the steel structure in the large silo has finally commenced. The steel base structure supported huge concrete silos on it and time and lack of maintenance in this area has seen its toll on the structure.
Nonetheless, sand and grit blasting has exposed a magnificent structure still in optimal condition of repair and a series of surface treatments will reinstate the structural steelwork to its former glory. Once done, a meticulous restoration to the silo walls and masonry walls of the silos will be carried out.
Several maintenance work was carried out on Fort St. Angelo on the rest days, including on the exterior lighting
as well as various structures on the roof. In addition, the
Egmont Hall newly plastered and painted.
All thanks to the excellent frontline officers and the maintenance and servicing team at Heritage Malta
Santa Margerita Windmill
Built by Cotoner in 1674. In use till appr. 1916. For the last 30 years in a very bad state. Its mechanism was dismantled to restore the Ta' Xarolla windmill in Zurrieq during the 1970s. The windmill is located near Firenzuola Bastion (part of Cottonera Lines) and is now going to be restored by the Restoration Directorate.
After flowers were given to all residents in Kalkara, some of the flowers from the Valletta Green Festival have now gone to Birgu. Here, however, they were not given away to the residents but planted with the help of several volunteers in various public places in the city.
Tonight in Kalkara!
On the initiative of Powerhouse - Audiovisuals & Events, Mayor Wayne Aquilina gave a suggestion to join Kalkara tonight in the #lighttheskymalta campaign so that as a village we can say a symbolic thank you to those who are working against the Covid19 pandemic. Thanks to Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando who immediately accepted the proposal. On behalf of the Maltese council for science and technology the colors of hope will be light up at the historic building Villa Bighi
Senglea Community Music Project
"When you are smiling the whole worls smiles with you"
created by residents from Senglea
FORT ST ANGELO during Covid-19
Some of the jobs being done by Fort St Angelo's staff behind closed doors are cleaning, grass-cutting, wooden apertures maintenance, paintwork, stocktaking, conservation of exhibits ...
with the support of the maintenance and repair team at Heritage Malta!
INQUISITOR's PALACE during Covid-19
While the doors of the museum are closed to the public, work continues inside the museum. In the past few weeks, museum staff have been busy with maintenance work and restoration programs that have been carefully implemented as part of the necessary health measures.
The restoration work on the rear facade of the palace is currently underway with the support of Heritage Malta
"Tieqa fuq l-Istorja" - "A Window on History"
In view of Covid-19, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has launched a new initiative to adapt its museums and the attractiveness of cultural heritage to the new situation. One of the doors to the street at the Malta at War Museum in Birgu will be transformed into a permanent exhibition window that passers-by can view free of charge without having to enter the museum. The new exhibition space enables exhibitions to be held that focus on certain aspects of Maltese heritage. In this case, a focus is placed on the connection with Cottonera.
The new initiative was called "Tieqa fuq l-Istorja" - "A Window on History" and funded by the Kottonera Foundation. The first exhibition takes place already in May and lasts four months. It is then replaced by other exhibitions, each of which focuses on different topics related to Cottonera.