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Jalon Solemn Weekend

This event is worth going to see. Please be extremely respectful of this religious festival, for example, don’t swig a pint as the procession passes you – it is considered extremely bad manners!

Friday 16th February

17:00 Ringing of the bells announcing the departure of the Holy Virgin Desemparats from Valencia.
19:00 Reception of the Holy Virgin Desemparats in the church of Sant Domenech. Welcome prayer and transfer of the statue in procession to the main church accompanied by the Jalon Musical Band.
22:00 Vigil of prayer and rejoicing

Saturday 17th February
08:00 Prayer of laudes
08:30 Saint Rosary
10:00 Public prayers. Afterwards, personal prayer time and pick-up (possibility of confessions)
15:30 to 17:30 Children are invited to join in with prayers
18:00 Offering of food donations will be accepted in favour of caritas.
19:30 Solemn procession (except Carrer Santa Ana as it is too thin for the statue) Accompanied by Jalon fiesta band.

Sunday 18th February

08:00 Early departure from the town to the cemetery with singing. Prayers for the deceased people of Jalon and transfer of the statue to the church.
10:00 Chocolate drinks offered by the fiesta organisers of 2017.
12:30 Mass in the main church square.
16:30 Concentration at the church door and transfer of the statue to the ermita of Sant Domenech (accompanied by the Jalon music association)
17:00 Departure of the statue to Valencia.

Holy Virgin


Lucky lotto winner sought

A HUNT is on for the holder of a winning lottery ticket which was purchased in Benissa last week. The Bonoloto draw on 13 January, which produced a top prize of €138,773 has not yet been claimed, and people are urged to check their numbers. The ticket was purchased from the Loterias shop in calle Padre Melchor, which is located just off the main high street. The winning numbers were 20, 21, 22, 24, 34 and 44, with a bonus ball of 4.




Jalon death accused released

Death caused by an asthma attack, not a kick to the head.

A judge has released the three men accused of murdering a 24-year-old man in Jalon, after a coroner’s report revealed that Alejandro Pavia died of an asthma attack, not from injuries caused in a fight.
The three people arrested for manslaughter during a fight in Jalon of the young man from Villalonga were released on Monday, after spending two months in prison – one of the trio had been detained in a juvenile detention centre due to his age.
The death occurred at the end of March, when Pavia was involved in a violent brawl outside a pub in Jalon. Pavia was punched to the ground and kicked in the head. He died in the road.
A judge in Dénia ruled that, after reading forensic reports, Pavia, from Villalonga, had in fact died from a severe asthma attack. The Judge, Lidia María Paloma Montaño, explained that the autopsy revealed the blows received during the fight could not have caused his death. Additional information gathered concluded that Pavia was in fact suffering from a severe pulmonary disease, and his blood contained alcohol, but no drugs.
Whilst the judicial procedure continues, the judge released the three accused, a Romanian aged 24, a Spaniard aged 19 and a Moroccan boy of 16, as there was no reason to hold them on the charges they were arrested for. They were released without bail. The judge has now summoned the coroners to issue a definitive report on the cause of Pavia’s death.

Jalon fight accused freed


What do with those Nisperos?

Make a Nispero Tarte Tatin!
This is our home recipe, and it’s delicious!

Nispero Tarte


For the pastry:
150g plain flour
100g Butter
25g Caster Sugar
2 Egg Yolks

For the Nisperos:
1kg Nisperos
100g Caster Sugar
40g Butter

Prepare the Nisperos by cutting them in half, and remove the stones and the skins. Keep in sugared water until ready to use.

To make the pastry, rub together the flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar. Add the egg yolks, and using a rounded knife, use a cutting motion to mix together until the breadcrumbs start to combine. Dust your hands and work surface with a little flour, and knead into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat your oven to 200C or Gas mark 6.

Pop the sugar and butter into a frying pan and mix together until slightly melted. Add the Nisperos, and fry on a low heat for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, roll out your pastry on a floured surface to 1cm bigger than your frying pan, or a sandwich tin if your frying pan is not ovenproof.

If you cannot see a caramel sauce, turn the heat up on the frying pan, but watch carefully, as the caramel suddenly turns. At this moment, when you see a gloopy sauce, remove from the heat. Immediately cover with the pastry, or if using a sandwich tin, transfer it over.

Cover the Nisperos with the pastry, making sure there are no gaps anywhere.

Pop in the oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 160C/Gas Mark 3, and cook for a further 10 minutes, or the pastry is golden.

Remove from the oven and gently ease a knife all of the way around the edge of the tart. Place a place upside down on top of the pan or tin, and quickly turn it over, releasing the tart. Tap the pan or tin a few times to make sure it has released.

Lift off the pan or tin and reveal a golden delight. Serve immediately with ice cream.