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Vive Fit offers a variety of group exercise classes, personal training, and fitness retreats, so you can achieve your goals and love your body. Start your journey today to achieving fitness goals with Vive Fit. They have two locations: Vive Fit, Las Catalinas, a scenic beach town destination currently open for a trial run, and Vive Fit, Flamingo in Altos de Flamingo, a great place to work out with the other residents. For more information, call Caralee Burton at 8707-6173 or email her at  

A fine art and photography exhibit book signing was held Friday, Jan. 18, 4-8 p.m., at Marie’s Restaurant. Some of Guanacaste’s most talented people exhibited their art and photography, including Rebecca Alvarado, Vladimir Rocha and Zoraida Díaz. Nadine Hays Pisani signed copies of her book “Happier Than A Billionaire,” which tells the story of her move to Costa Rica, as well as the brand new sequel. 

At the Happy Snapper, Donnie “Mr. DownChild” Walsh played Friday with the Leatherbacks! Mo Ledezma from Blues Devils performed in 2010 at the Costa Rica Blues Fest in San José. He and his band were at Marie’s in Flamingo on Jan. 12 and at El Coconut Beach Club in Potrero on Jan. 13.

Maxwell’s Bar, Restaurant, and Café is open Sunday through Friday 8 a.m.-close every week, with karaoke on Tuesdays. For more information and specials, call 2654-4319 or 8871-7083. The NFL playoffs were watched throughout the beach areas at restaurants and sports bars.

–Babe Hopkins

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