San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

Bahía Del Sol hotel presented a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs “Adventure for the Senses,” which is an opportunity for members of the gourmet society to share fine cuisine among friends at their homes or establishments. The menu starts with hors d’oeuvres, then a first course, second course, main course and finally a variety of desserts. It’s a great time to socialize, try new wines and learn something new.

Toronto-based veteran entertainer Paul James is visiting Guanacaste, making his rounds at area establishments. A talented guitarist, vocalist, band leader, stage acrobat and songwriter, Paul has won a Juno (Canadian music industry award) for Best Roots and Traditional Music, and has received two Toronto Music Awards for Best Club Band and Best Blues Artist. Look for him at local venues.

A group of 16 BeachCommunityChurch members went to Managua, Nicaragua, on a missions trip to help support the poor people who live at a dump and scavenge for food there. The group also worked with an orphanage, painting and repairing buildings and spending time playing with the children. Each person gave a report of how humbled they were to be part of such a wonderful effort.

Coming soon to Surfside Estates is a new coffee shop/café called The Shack. Owners Cham Brownell and Jude Everson plan to offer three quick meals a day from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including homemade bagels, a standard breakfast and lunch and dinners consisting of Tex-Mex food. They will be offering Internet access, free coffee and a casual atmosphere for the community to come and hang out. The Shack is on the main road just past La Chola, on the right heading toward La Perla.

–Babe Hopkins

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