Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Coco Capsule

November 30, 2011

Hermosa resident Rose Alston has established a foundation, Costa Rican Kids, to benefit the disadvantaged in Guanacaste on a year-round basis. Teaming with major retailers and service providers both here and in the U.S., the foundation aims to meet the health, educational and emergency needs of children here. Initial donations will go toward providing school needs for kids this January. There are a number of ways to contribute, including shopping, direct donations and giving through PayPal. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made at the handicapped-accessible Pato Loco or by calling Rose at 2672-1198. For more information, go to www.rosealston.com/crkids.

Looking for that special holiday gift? Check out the wide selection of quality, locally made items and artwork, clothing, jewelry and music at Congo in Pacifico Center, also handicapped-accessible. The store is once again featuring the popular “El Color de Costa Rica” calendars, with all proceeds going to benefit Costa Rican children and the preservation of Costa Rican lands. While there, enjoy Congo’s all-day meal and bar service. The store is open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

In spite of, or due to, the abundance of rain this year, we now have equally abundant vegetation, and now is the time to start looking ahead to fire season. We all remember hills burning for weeks at a time and the dangers we all faced. We need to act now by cutting down the growth near homes and outbuildings and disposing of it safely. Make sure your home or workplace roof is clear of flammable debris and you have a clear and safe exit route from your property. And if anyone has goats, there’s gold in them thar hills. Goats are among the most effective way of clearing old growth from steep hillsides and removing the dangerous undergrowth now browning into combustible material.

–Kent Carthey

kcarthey@aol.com

You may be interested

Costa Rica allows reopening process for public parks and recreational facilities
Costa Rica
6 views
Costa Rica
6 views

Costa Rica allows reopening process for public parks and recreational facilities

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2020

Costa Rica will allow for the gradual reopening of public parks and certain recreational facilities, the Health Ministry and National…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, October 27
Costa Rica
5929 views
Costa Rica
5929 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, October 27

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2020

Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,329, according to official data…

Clarifying the isolation requirement for Costa Rican citizens
Costa Rica
4 views
Costa Rica
4 views

Clarifying the isolation requirement for Costa Rican citizens

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2020

Last week, the Costa Rica Tourism Board announced that, as of October 26, citizens would no longer need to quarantine…