San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

Marie’s Restaurant is holding its annual Halloween party on Oct. 31.  Local Legend will be playing and there will be prizes for the best costume. First prize is a $100 gift certificate at Marie’s Restaurant. There will be dinner and drinks specials.

Good news from John Critchley, who had emergency surgery recently. He is now home and recuperating with the help of his wife, Shirley. Also, Denio Mack, who was transferred to the U.S. for emergency medical treatment, has written a note thanking everyone for their concern and prayers. He is doing well in a hospital in Texas and will be returning home to Costa Rica in the near future.

On Sept. 24, a ceremony was held to celebrate the Blue Flag awarded to Playa La Penca in Potrero. Blue Flags are awarded to beaches that adhere to 32 criteria in the categories of environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services.

The ceremony was organized by representatives from the Vilaggio Flor del Pacifico, with the support of Hotel Bahía del Sol, Las Catalinas Development, Abriendo Mentes, the Tourist Police of Flamingo and the Potrero Public School. The Blue Flag committees of Playa Penca and Playa Potrero are working to maintain clean environments both on the beaches and in the local community, through regular beach and road clean-ups. Anyone interested in getting involved with can contact Lindsay Losasso, director of Abriendo Mentes, at

Ruta La Paz 5K and 10K run is scheduled for Nov. 10. You can register by Oct. 19 for only $20! Contact the event committee at to help with the sponsorship of 25 deserving athletes from local public schools to further emphasize the community spirit of the race!

Save the date: Wednesday, Nov. 28 will be the sixth annual Reserval Conchal Homeowners Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner. For more information, contact Jean Capezza at 2654-4833 or Maureen Thompson at or 2654-5961.

Babe Hopkins

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