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Jacó Happenings

Last month, the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce held its 6th annual meeting and announced its new board of directors. Pat Hundley will be passing the presidency to Luis Garro, but Pat will remain chairman and founding father. Luis is joined by Vice President Alfredo Mora, Secretary Christina Truitt, Treasurer Brad Sanson, Vocal Nancy Leiton and Vocal Gabriela Arias.

The new office administrator is Carmen Juliana Mesén. The chamber continues to focus on having a safe, clean beach, networking and promoting business and tourism. Lisle Head is spearheading the marketing committee and spoke about new plans for the chamber website, as well as added benefits for chamber members.

Currently, the chamber’s office is located in the Pacific Center in front of Cable Tica. Check out the new site at and sign up to become a member or call 2643-2853 for info. 

At the meeting, Vice Mayor Karla Gutiérrez also spoke about the municipality’s plans for a new civic center. Jacó has been nominated as one of seven provinces to be included in the central government’s plans to implement civic centers to train and invest in youth. The municipality hopes to begin construction in 2013. For more information, contact the municipality of Garabito at 2643-3038.

The Garabito 10K Punta Leona 2012 Race will be held Saturday, Aug. 4. The cost is ₡8,000 ($16). Sign up before July 28 at the Macrobiótica Store in Jacó. For more, check with the Sports Committee of Garabito Municipality at 8848-3233 or email 

This weekend Teatro Jacó is featuring its first production of the July Comedy Series: Faye Laye’s Beauty Shop. It will be held through July 9. For tickets, call 2630-9812. 

Last month’s Cabinas Las Olas Summer Soulstice was a success. Master surfer Craig “Tequila” Scheiber won his first “soul surfer” title. Felix Murillo from Galería Murillo did an amazing job painting a short board for the main prize and raffle. Local prize winners included Soledad Giacobbe, Christian Arcaz and Little Princess Sofi.

The results of the solstice were as follows: Best Men’s Wave: Anthony Segura. Best Women’s Wave: Evie Johnston, Best Grom Wave: Manuel Mesén, Best Master Wave: Rafael Deturris, Best Air: Derek Dygert, Best Barrel: Anthony Flores, Best Wipeout: Glender Goodness. 

–Christina Truitt

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