San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

Our sincerest sympathy goes to our local friend Jorge Granados who lost his father on Friday, Sept. 28. Our thoughts are also with Ivan Granados, Jorge’s grandfather. Jorge and Ivan are with family at this time.

Ladies: The 3rd Annual Gold Coast Women’s Group event will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Mar y Sol Restaurant in Flamingo from 5-8 p.m. This year, the show is being sponsored by Azul Profundo of Tamarindo. “We will be taking your taste buds and fashion sense on a world tour,” organizers say. For each country being showcased, there will be representative beverages, food, fashion and music. Valet parking is gratis, but carpooling is highly encouraged. Individual tickets are $30 and a table of eight is $200. Ticket purchase locations include ReMax Real Estate office located next to BCR, Azul Profundo in Tamarindo (, Maureen Thompson (, Anne Scalf (

During the magnitude-7.6 earthquake on Sept. 5, the public school in Brasilito, Costa Rica, sustained significant structural damage, rendering it unsafe. Classes are now being held in the community salon. Please consider joining local community groups, churches and schools, as well as those around the globe, to help address both the temporary and long-term needs to keep the kids in school. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Randy or Kim Toltz at You can also visit the Facebook page for Brasilito school’s earthquake repair/relief effort. The International Red Cross is taking donations to provide relief to Costa Rica and the school.

–Babe Hopkins

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