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Flamingo/Potrero News

On July 27, the Blue Flag Committee (Bandera Azul) recognized the Playa Potrero community with a ceremonial raising of the blue flag. The criteria for receiving the blue flag include passing evaluations of the ocean’s microbiological health, coastal sanitation and environmental education programs.

Speakers included Roxana Arrieta, coordinator of the Bandera Azul Committee, Jorge Méndez, president of Potrero’s Bandera Azul Committee, and Lindsay Losasso, director of Abriendo Mentes. Other members of the Bandera Azul committee, local residents, teachers and students from the Potrero public school also joined the festivities.

Chantale Boisvert will be teaching a reiki class in French Aug. 6-7, and one in English Aug. 13-14. For more info, call 8730-8285 or email

On Sunday, July 29, El Coconut Beach Club in Playa Potrero hosted Don Carlos & Ludo Acoustic from 5-7 p.m.

A horse clinic will be held at the Tierras Nativas finca in Bejuco on Aug. 18-19. Cost is $55 per day or $100 for the weekend. Horses will be provided, or you can bring your own. For more info, contact Jen Dalton at 8816-2970 or

–Babe Hopkins

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