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Flamingo/Potrero News

Potrero residents Susan and Bob Smith were interviewed live on Oct. 4 by CNN correspondents Ali Velshi and Kiran Chetry while in London. The subject of the interview was how U.S. citizens traveling in Europe were dealing with the latest terrorist warning, and neither Susan nor Bob was going to let the threat interfere with their visit!

Marie Yates of Marie’s Restaurant in Flamingo got a great turnout in response to her invitation to “forget about the rain and come enjoy The Leatherbacks” on  Oct. 8. Dinner and drink specials and great music were the order of the evening.

The Gold Coast Women’s Group of Guanacaste kick-started its program this month at the Beach Club at Reserva Conchal with a fashion show and buffet dinner for the ladies of our area. Thanks to event coordinators Maureen Thompson and Anne Scalf, there were more than 100 attendees, including vendors, models and locals. Thanks go out to all those who contributed to making the event special with a great venue, raffle prize donations, gift certificates and shopping discounts: Patricia Sterman of Azul Profundo Boutique, Alonso Jiménez of Diamante, Kata Kis of Papaya Con Leche, Coco Spa, Nimbu Spa and Dr. Eduardo, Lena of Nature’s Art, Abby of Bermuda Hotel Supply, Hacienda Pinilla, Lydia Pirronello of Souvenir Guanacaste, Corynne Bean of Frijoles Locos and Annie Corredor of Rip Jack. Special thanks go to the manager of the Beach Club, William Martínez, who worked tirelessly with Maureen and Anne to ensure a lovely evening.

The La Paz Community School girls’ basketball team had its first win of the season against Country Day School Guanacaste. The girls demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and competitive spirit.

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