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Flamingo/Potrero News

Country Day School is planning a mission trip with nine students to Nicaragua from Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2013. The chaperons for this trip will be David Spell, Maureen Thompson, Tad Powers and Sarah Haun. The purpose of this trip is to build homes, visit the orphanage, help at the feeding center and purchase/deliver food bags for those in need.

The students hope to raise $6,000 to do all that has been planned, and they are asking for prayers and donations to meet their goal. For more information about how you can help, please contact Sarah Haun at

Special events in December: at Marie’s Restaurant, a Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, noon-6 p.m. It will include live music and vendors with many handmade and unique items including jewelry, Christmas cards, clothing and art objects. Christmas carols will be sung on Monday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. Join Josh Wilson and Perry Carlile and enjoy a glass of Marie’s killer eggnog, along with the dinner special of roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy – all for $20. It will finally feel like Christmas.

A Christmas party for the Children of Potrero takes place Dec. 25, at the Club de Niños de Potrero. All of the children from Potrero and the surrounding communities are invited. The idea is that the children (up to 350 are expected to attend) will receive one toy and a meal.

This party is especially important for those children whose families aren’t able to provide a Christmas present this year. We ask your help with toys, food (hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, apples, cookies, etc.) and monetary donations. Donations can be made at Marie’s Restaurant in Flamingo, La Perla Bar in Surfside, Super Catalinas in Potrero and the office of Abriendo Mentes in Potrero. If you have any questions or would like to donate or help at the party, contact Lindsay Losasso at or 8704-3830. 

A New Year’s Eve party will take place Monday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Ring in the New Year and enjoy live music with the Pacific Blues Band. Dinner and drink specials will be offered.

Live Music with new entertainer Darin Talbot took place on Dec. 1 at the Happy Snapper. Dinner and drink specials were offered. For more information on upcoming events and specials, call 2654-4413.

Dr. Carlos Santos, a dentist with 30 years of experience, has opened a new office at the Plaza Vista Verde in Surfside on the second floor. His prices are reasonable and he is open for 24-hour emergency calls. His office hours are Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p.m. Saturdays are by appointment only. For more information, call Dr. Santos at 8788-9079.

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