Looks like, at long last, Tamarindo will have a Volunteer Fire Department. Many have already signed up and more to come. Training in basic techniques for volunteer fireman will be at 8 a.m., July 20 and 21 at Pangas Beach Club, and will be given by the fire chief from ASVO Luis Diego Roman, and two others from the Costa Rican National System of Conservation Areas. The only requirement is 100 percent participation in the training. The course is free, but for food at noon, the price is $10. For more information, call Silvia Rodríguez at 8377-1823.
The Tamarindo Church raised about $800 at a comedy night fundraiser/dinner a few weeks ago. The money is for a nearby drug rehabilitation center near 27 de Abril called Mercies of God. The facility lost some of its walls and most of its roof during the last earthquake, and the money raised by the church will go towards helping pay for the repairs.
Looking for a spa? There is one now open next to Internet Bakanos. Called Odry’s Massage, you can get a massage, pedicure, manicure, and waxing. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Telephone: 2653-0939.
Go to TamarindoHome.com if you would like quality affordable housewares without making the driver to San José. They offer towels, sheets, pillows, rugs and kitchen appliances, with fast delivery.
There is a new group called the Association of Tamarindo Development (ADI) that is working toward benefiting the community. Just last month, the group of 43 people voted a work plan marking the rate of growth in this town over the next 15 years. Among the projects in the world plan are the construction of the police station and a fire station, a lifeguard tower, opening of a new civic center, establishment of a public school, bus stops and continued improvement of the roads. The president of the ADI is longtime Tamarindo resident Marcial Garcia.
-Ellen Zoe Golden