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Flamingo/Potrero News

August 28, 2012

Barbara’s Animal Rescue Center services the communities of Flamingo, Surfside and Potrero. Barbara Deppe is well-known for her dedication to lost, stray, injured and homeless animals. The government officials in Santa Cruz will name Barbara’s an official rescue center if the community shows its support. There are animal rescue centers in every big city and we have our own right here. Contact Barbara directly with questions at 2654-4148.

In Surfside at “Dead Man’s Curve,” there’s a new laundry service called Wash-a-Gogo. You cannot miss the sign, which is near the pier on the Potrero Bay. The place offers full laundry services and charges a flat fee of ₡2,000 ($4) per load. It also has a second location in Huacas, next door to La Farmacia Cruce, that offers the same services.

In celebration of Costa Rica’s Independence Day, on Saturday, Sept. 15, the Club de Niños Committee of Potrero will be sponsoring two community events. Following a morning parade by the Potrero Elementary School band, the committee will be serving typical Costa Rican dishes in the plaza. Costa Rican historical memorabilia will also be on display. At 1 p.m., the committee is hosting a bingo game in the Salón Comunál of Potrero. Prizes will include small household electronics, gift baskets and cash. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The cost is {2,000 ($4) per game and all proceeds benefit the Club de Niños of Potrero. For more info, contact Lindsay, director of Abriendo Mentes, at 8704-3830.

Flamingo resident, Sjon A. Harless, the “2012 top female angler,” appears to have secured the world record for landing a catch on a 130-pound line recently. She landed a 61-pound, 11-ounce Pacific cubera snapper off Flamingo June 30. Congratulations, Sjon.

–Babe Hopkins

tbabehopkins@gmail.com

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