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By Sharyn Flindell
On Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and life was good. So I thought I'd go check out the Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival. That's a local event around here and we've all appreciated it for years now. We see some of the most talented artisans and musicians come from all over Belize just to be here!
You can't imagine all the different people you'll meet as you walk down our little sidewalk by the beach. Everyone is here. The vendor booths line both sides of the path and the place is packed with people! This is a good sign. Steve, one of my friends here in the village, felt the whole festival was set up better than ever.
Bob the Poet (one of the village characters) was selling his poetic cards and carvings of pumice stones. Ben the Baker was sending some incredible aromas through the air of cakes, pies, cookies and all kinds of deserts. He sold out by the way. Not even samples were left over. Barbara, who lives here as well, was selling her wonderful paintings on coconut husks! She does the normal stuff too. Rob, who was a tourist, moved here. Rob does some fantastic tattoo work.