San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Special thanks go out to the Central Pacific Women’s Group for starting the book donations to the Cornerstones Education Foundation’s library project. Their donation of 40 books really got the ball rolling.

Since then, the group has been able to secure more than 4,000 books, plus shelves, from a used bookstore in Quepos that went out of business. The collection is mostly paperback novels in English, but there are also some books in German, Dutch and French. If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Liana Robinson at or Kevin Cantwell at

Lupe Galluccio of Vida Asana and Adriana Picado of Hogar Montserrat are planning a day of special fun for children.

Tomorrow, in front of Club del Mar on the south end of Jacó, more than 45 children will receive free surfing lessons from area residents. Volunteers are always needed, so go out to the south end tomorrow morning and help show the kids an unforgettable day at the beach. The children are also in need of school supplies, which you can bring with you. For more information, contact Lupe at

Universidad Panamericana, located in the Colegio Técnico Profesional de Jacó, is holding open registration through May 11 for law, tourism, hotel administration, accounting and English classes in the second four-month period of 2010. For more information, call 2643-2253 Monday to Friday between 6 and 8 p.m.

Riviera HomeCenter, owned by Unto Alarik and Ville Heikkila, received hotel and restaurant expo EXPHORE’s “most innovative product” award for its wonderful beds for the hospitality industry. Congratulations to inventor Unto and son Ville! The main Riviera store on

Plaza Boulevard

is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RivieraHomeCenter now also has a showroom in downtown Jacó, across from Banco Nacional, open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by and see Gabriela Alpízar or Chris Clark for some new home furnishings. For information, call 2643-1860 or go to

–Christina Truitt

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