San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

Many women in the neighborhood welcome the news of a female physician in our area. Dr. Andrea Messeguer of Playa Grande comes highly recommended, and can be contacted at 2653-2767 or 8884-8047 for appointments.

A new local business, Force One Security, is offering security services such as installation of burglar alarms, closed-circuit television, gate electronics and more. For information, call 2653-0962.

Local store Books and More Books hosted its first Book Fair in the La PazCommunitySchool gymnasium April 23 in celebration of International Book Day.

The event included a book exchange area, a used-book table, children’s activity books and storybooks, teen and adult literature, books about Costa Rica, recipe books, a reading corner, magazines and more.

Mar y Sol Restaurant in Flamingo now closes Tuesdays but will be open for dinner all other days, including Sundays, through the rest of the green season until its annual closing in September.

Jean-Luc Taulere, son of Mar y Sol owners Alain and Bonnie Taulere, catered a special event April 17: the inauguration of the wind turbine park in Guayabo de Bagaces. He and his team served 130 people three courses in one hour, flawlessly.

President Oscar Arias and brother Rodrigo Arias, as well as several ministers, legislators and other dignitaries, were in attendance. Jean-Luc received personal congratulations from French Ambassador Fabrice Delloye and others, and the event organizers cited the quality of the food and service as high points of the event.

Tourist Information Flamingo, above Flamingo Subs and Pizzeria, is offering new services, including car rentals, transfers, rental and vacation homes and weddings. For more information, contact Claudia Hladik at 8377-5701, 2654-4021 or info

–Babe Hopkins

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