San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

The Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors will host its eighth annual charity golf tournament at Hacienda Pinilla June 29. The $150 entrance fee includes golf, breakfast, an awards luncheon and cocktail party. Tickets are available for a raffle drawing with more than 20 prizes, including diving with Rich Coast Diving, a six-month membership at Jungle Gym, golfing at Hacienda Pinilla and Papagayo Golf, a one-week stay at Sunrise Condominiums and golf for two and a night’s lodging at the Four Seasons. To participate, call 8882-7426 or e-mail or The association has chosen the Amigos de la Educación foundation as the charity to benefit from this year’s tournament.

A special person benefitted from another example of community caring and involvement. Juan Pablo Rojas, a 16-year-old confined to a wheelchair, was fortunate enough to receive a unique laptop computer operated by use of a mouth stick from President Oscar Arias in recognition for his academic achievements. He was also fortunate that his aunt, Mónica Bolaños, and her husband, Gregory Fleurbay of the B&B Lodge in Playa Potrero, wanted him to realize his dream of going out on the ocean.

They enlisted the support of Bruce Bennett, who donated the use of his boat, the Ale Watcher, for a day, and local Coast Guard commander Major Lisandro Méndez was there with his officers to provide assistance.

Juan Pablo so enjoyed seeing his beautiful country from a different perspective; it was a truly memorable day for everyone.

La Paz CommunitySchool has announced that 110 students have enrolled for its 2009-2010 school year. The K-9 school is proud of its growth since it opened two years ago to fill the need for bilingual, cooperative, community education in the area.

If you missed The Hermanos Brothers at either Marie’s Restaurant or El Castillo last week, don’t despair – they’ll be back.

–Marie Yates


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