San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

A newly discovered massage therapist in town, Chantale Boisvert, is offering discounted specials for massages. Hailing from Quebec, Canada, Chantale speaks English, Spanish and French, and has been a practicing masseuse for eight years, specializing in Eastern, Swedish, shiatsu and Californian massage, lymphatic drainage, Reiki (master level for 12 years) and reflexology.

If you are interested in checking out Chantale’s techniques, contact her at 2654-4154 or She has her own table, oils, bedding and music to accompany her treatments.

The nonprofit CEPIA has been working toward rebuilding the nutrition center in Cartagena that burned down some time ago. They are looking for a lawyer to write an escritura (deed) as well as an architect or engineer to help with the structural plans and design for the new building. They are also in need of concrete blocks and a roof. For information, contact Sandrine Tcherniack, CEPIA director, at 2653-8533 or 8881-2134, or go to

Happy Snapper is celebrating the month of June with some nice discounts for dinner. The restaurant opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast, and the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, it’s double your VIP discount to 24 percent off, and kids eat free Mondays and Saturdays. Friday and Sunday nights feature live music.

For Surfside, Potrero and Flamingo residents with children in the school system, Educarte is hosting a fundraiser this weekend and next, Saturday and Sunday, with a closing party June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at TamarindoHeights. A museum designed for kids will exhibit the works of 40 famous painters at a height ideal for children. The museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an entry fee of ¢2,500 ($4.60) per person. There will also be a painting contest open to all children in public and private schools. For more information about this fun fundraiser, contact Natasha Pachano at 8858-2902 or

–Babe Hopkins

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