Flamingo/Potrero News

June 13, 2012

Playa Potrero’s first solar panels were recently installed on the roof of the community classroom, otherwise known as the Kids Club. Abriendo Mentes (www.abriendomentes.org), a community-development nonprofit organization located in Playa Potrero, holds weekly English classes and community events in the Kids Club.

The solar panels were donated by Pura Vida Energy Systems, S.A, a company that donates 10 percent of its profits to support locals. This generous donation will produce natural, renewable energy, which will reduce the cost of electricity in the Kids Club and allow the space to continue growing sustainably. 

The Coast Guard is beefing up its presence in the Pacific and northeastern regions of Costa Rica. The agency will have a new station in Tortuguero in the province of Limón and a stronger presence in Murciélago in La Cruz, in the north Pacific. The U.S. is investing $1.25 million for infrastructure at the Flamingo station, according to the Public Security Ministry. Uncle Sam’s interest is generated by the war on drugs.

The Happy Snapper has reopened for business. The needed renovations are complete and everyone is invited to stop in and enjoy the usual specials. For more information and reservations, please call 2654-4413. Flamingo restaurant Mar y Sol has a kickoff in June with weekend specials. Don’t forget Maxwell’s Café and Bar, El Coconut, The Shack and El Castillo in Surfside, which are also great choices. 

Force One Security, which is certified by the Public Security Ministry, and Access Control are pleased to announce plans to expand their current operations into the Playa Coco and surrounding area markets. Force One Security was formed in late 2007 and has secured hundreds of clients between Nosara and Potrero. They offer central-station monitoring and armed response between Playa Langosta and Playa Potrero, including Playa Grande, Flamingo and surrounding areas.  For more info, contact Terry Anderson at 2653-0962 or 8855-6945, or email him at info@forceonesecuritycr.com.

–Babe Hopkins

tbabehopkins@gmail.com

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
186 views
Changemakers
186 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in…

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea
Costa Rica
278 views
Costa Rica
278 views

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado signed on Monday a law in Costa Rica that puts into effect the Central American free trade…

News
539 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 18, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 18, 2019

OIJ joins the investigation into two police officers, the 737 Max is banned from Costa Rican airspace and some awesome…