Flamingo/Potrero News

July 10, 2009

It’s nice to see a lot more activity in town. We are happy to welcome the tourists who usually start arriving in July, as well as welcome back some old friends. Larry and Sheilah Melsness are back for a long visit.

Their lovely daughter, Jamie, is with them and looking forward to celebrating her 21st birthday here, enjoying the beach and learning to surf. Also back, this time to stay, are Phil and Karen Manuel, who arrived with a large family group including their son, Ryan. It’s good to have them back in the neighborhood.

It is sad but true that the more developed an area becomes, the more difficult life becomes for the fauna. One problem is that monkeys, which spend the day traveling from one tree to another, occasionally use electrical wires to cross the road, sometimes resulting in their death. Several monkey bridges have been installed in our area thanks to Barbara and Harold of Costa Rica Diving, but many more are needed. If you would like to help out by sponsoring one of these bridges, go to www.surfsidepotrero.net for details. This is also a great Web site for finding out what’s going on in the area.

We’re glad to see The Shack open again. Owners Cham Brownell, Jude Everson and John Dailey are adding new items to the menu all the time. As well as continuing their Friday-night two-for-one margaritas, they are planning an “open for all” acoustic jam session on Saturdays. For details, call Cham at 8336-3497.

It’s not too late to sign up for Guanacaste Unido’s All Sport Camp for kids aged 7 to 17 at the Catalina Cove field, next to the Happy Snapper in Brasilito. Camp will take place July 13 to 17, 8 a.m. to noon. Kids get together to learn, laugh and play soccer, volleyball, baseball and other sports. The $70 fee includes snacks, drinks and fun for all five days. To sign up or for more information, call Dustin Short at 8387-9900 or e-mail kdustinshort@gmail.com.

–Marie Yates

maricris@racsa.co.cr

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Alajuelense eliminated in the Costa Rican Clausura
Soccer
3 views
Soccer
3 views

Alajuelense eliminated in the Costa Rican Clausura

AFP and The Tico Times - April 21, 2019

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense tied 2-2 against the reigning champion, Club Sport Herediano, and was eliminated from the semifinals of the…

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
Climate Change
27 views
Climate Change
27 views

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
96 views
Pic of the Day
96 views

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!