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Flamingo / Potrero News

Country Day School held their 10th annual Beach Challenge on May 12 at Playa Tamarindo. The day was sponsored by the CDSG as a fundraiser for the sports programs at CDSG and for CEPIA. There were 150 attendees, including school students and their families, along with CEPIA students and their families.

The events included a 4K, a 2K, a 1K, a 500-meter run, a 500-meter bike race, several sack races, a tug of war, a long jump, volleyball, soccer, a sandcastle contest and more. Winners were all presened with awards, and the event raised $1,200. Congratulations to all who participated in making the beach challenge a great success!

The last presentation in the hot topics series for May at the Village Commercial Center is emergency procedures and numbers. Dr. Andrea Messeguer will present the topic on Wednesday, May 30, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Salon. This workshop will include what to do in an emergency, and will provide a list of important numbers. There will also be a Q-and-A session. For more information, contact Pam at

The rock ‘n’ roll band Local Legend played at Perla’s in Surfside/Potrero on Friday, May 11, and brought down the house. 

An artisan fair was held at Marie’s Restaurant on Friday, May 11, from noon-6 p.m., with lots of new vendors selling unique, handcrafted items, jewelry, hand-painted silks, water colors, prints, leather goods, imported clothing and more. 

Located next to Guido’s Supermarket in Surfside is a new cafeteria and juice bar called El Loco Frutariano. Café owner Greivin Marchena was born and raised in Potrero and is 27 years old. He had a desire to open a business and to offer pesto pasta, personal vegetarian pizzas, vegetarian quesadillas, eggplant parmesan stuffed mushroom and other meals, fresh specialty drinks and juices. The hours of operation are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The café is closed on Sundays until the high season, so come by and have a taste.

The Conchal/Brasilito flea market will take place Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Village Commercial Center. For more information, contact Pam at

–Babe Hopkins

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