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Tamarindo Talk

July 9, 2010

Tamarindo’s version of International Surfing Day June 19 was deemed a success by our local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, which organized a day of fun at the beach behind Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, followed by a fundraiser at the Tamarindo Preserve Beach Club. The benefit raised more than $5,000 for worthy Surfrider Foundation causes such as the lifeguards and beach cleanups.

Costa Rican painter Félix Murillo and Peruvian fused-glass artist Andrea Raffo have been exhibiting their work at the Pacific Park condominiums in a show titled “Colores y Texturas Para un Poema.” The exhibit is open for viewing through Sunday from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Thanks to a generous offer from Joe Walsh and Holly Rice of Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Tamarindo Recyles has moved five recycling barrels – still for public use – to the lot just south of the surf camp, directly across from El Coconut. The reason for this is that now a 24-hour security guard is on duty to make sure the recyclables reach their destination, and people may drop off their goods at their convenience. Two of the barrels were moved from the spot across from the entrance to Dragonfly, and three were removed from the beach access across the street from the back side of Cala Luna.

Indigo Home Furniture Store has moved from its location near the ferretería in Tamarindo to a new showroom in Playa Langosta. The new spot is in the La Fuente commercial center, diagonal to the old Hotel Cala Luna. The new phone number is 2653-3846, or try 8340-1200.

Gabriela Valenzuela-Hirsch is in the United States, where her artwork is being shown at Comerford Hennessy in Bridgehampton, New York. An installation of 18 sculptural pieces made of laurel wood is on display. According to the show’s description, Gabriela “has moved into the world of three-dimensional expression, creating exceptional wooden sculptures that are distinctly modern in feel.”

Before leaving for the United States, Gabriela helped organize a town cleanup and an early dengue spraying with the Healthy Ministry. What a lady!

–Ellen Zoe Golden

ellenzoe@aol.com

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