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Flamingo/Potrero News

The third annual Bougainvillea Homeowners’ Charity Golf Tournament was held Dec. 3 at the Reserva Conchal Golf Course. Resident Jean Capezza and director of golf Carlos Rojas organized the 18-hole scramble event, which drew more than 50 participants. The tournament was followed by a barbecue buffet dinner for 70 people at the Reserva Conchal Beach Club, with a silent auction and raffle. Trophies were presented to the first-place team, Bougainvillea residents Karen and Tom Manning, Rodrigo Flores and Jason Guerrettaz, visiting from Florida on his honeymoon. More than $3,000 was raised for the nonprofit CEPIA, which helps disadvantaged children in our area, and for Costa Rica Pet Care, which organizes spay and neuter clinics. Many thanks to the sponsoring businesses for their donations and support.

Costa Rican astronaut and national hero Franklin Chang made a recent guest appearance at the bookstore at Paseo del Mar, between Brasilito and Huacas, for a book signing and personal greeting. He is the founder of the jet propulsion lab in Liberia, Guanacaste’s capital city.

David Spell has just returned to Flamingo from his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended the SeaSchool to earn his U.S. Coast Guard master 100-ton captain’s license.

Mar y Sol opened for dinner Dec. 6 and celebrated the occasion with live music – bossa nova, samba and more. As always, happy hour was from 5 to 7 p.m., with the lounge menu available all evening.

Potrero/Surfside resident Kristen Hughey and husband Juan Carlos will be hosting their annual Christmas carnival for the community Dec. 20 at the Potrero soccer field, from 3 to 5 p.m. Kristen will dress up as a clown and will orchestrate a variety of games and fun, with balloons, food and prizes. For more information and to volunteer to help out, contact Judy Sherrill at 2654-5685.

–Babe Hopkins

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