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HYPERLOCAL

A meeting to address public beach access and coastal water supply takes place today at 2pm in Potrero’s salon comunal.

Residents are encouraged to attend.

27 September 2014 | 8:42am
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SECURITY UPDATE

Last night a home [in Surfside] on Calle Mango (eastern end) was broken into while the renters went to dinner around 6:30 pm. They had just returned home from a 4 day trip out of town.The robbers removed a window and bars and climbed in through a small opening. An Apple MacBook 13” computer, a small tablet, Canon EOS 6 camera with extra lens, a gold diamond/ruby necklace and other jewelry. 

A suspicious white pickup truck was seen at that time. The Flamingo Tourist Police responded last night, and we are going to report it to the OIJ this morning. 

-Capt.Tom

26 September 2014 | 12:55pm
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LOCAL YOCAL HIGHLIGHT

With a new contest in the running, we thought we would not only introduce a great local company, but broadcast an opportunity for creative minds in the community to have his or her design(s) printed on shirts sold in many locations in Costa Rica. A little pocket cash is always a bonus too:

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You may already know Mini Super Apparel by their trademark “Agua de Pipa" Tees, but this company is much more than a one-liner. Shirts not only have a cool look and feel (metaphorically and figuratively) for tourists, but you will also see lots of locals and expats wearing them with pride—as tees are locally constructed and printed.

Keeping things fresh, Mini Super Apparel is always offering new designs, and with this contest further maintaining their pura vida love. “Read More” for contest details from the company…

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NOVEDADES

Mad download while you can! One (of only three) main Internet line(s) connecting Costa Rica to the rest of the world will be under repair this weekend. Hence, Costa Rica will be experiencing “intermittent or full interruptions” online, including service on your mobile phones.

10pm Friday until 6am Sunday is the expected window for a slower schedule, so if you have some work ahead, plan accordingly. Otherwise, enjoy a piece of Pura Vida.

25 September 2014 | 7:30pm
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CLAMBAKES & COW-TIPPING

27 SATURDAY Cruise on down to Bar La Perla for the good time Glasseye always brings with their good vibes and music. The party starts at 8:30pm in celebration of one of Potrero’s most beloved bartenders, Ari, for her birthday!

Extra points to those that ride in on their beach cruiser. And just in case you want a preview…”Places" by Glasseye.

28 SUNDAY The Buena Vista Beach Club (El Coconut Beach Club) will be rockin’ with the acoustic talents of Charly Lopez from 5pm-7pm.

29 MONDAY Folk and acoustic come to Bar La Perla with Bob Benjamin and Charly Lopez from 7pm-9pm, perfect time for dinner and a show!

25 September 2014 | 11:40am
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CLASSIFIEDS

If you are in need of some 4x4:

1998 GMC 4x4 fully loaded. Stickers are up to date 2014. Asking price $4,900. English please: 2654-5760

24 September 2014 | 5:04pm
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POTRERO SECURITY

Unfortunately as things slow down crime picks up in these parts.

Saturday a home up in Pacific Heights witnessed 3 young (approx 25 yrs in age), possibly armed, men attempting to break into their bodega during the heavy rain and thunder storm. 

Nothing was taken (other than a few beers from an outside fridge) and no one was harmed as the home’s caretaker went to investigate a noise and scared the individuals off.

Be aware of a suspicious teal/bluish/green 4 door car around this area that has been seen many times.

Lock up and keep a lookout for you and our neighborhood!

22 September 2014 | 8:48am
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HYPERLOCAL

The new episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International, featuring local realtor Randy Toltz of Coldwell Banker Beach Properties of Costa Rica will have a special big screen showing this Thursday evening at Bar La Perla’s.

Show airs at 8:30pm. Get there early for a good seat and some great dinner. 

17 September 2014 | 1:01pm
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NOVEDADES

A scheduled power outage has been ordered by the national electrical institute (ICE) for the Nuevo Colón Substation for this Friday

ICE will be performing a scheduled suspension to change a damaged element at Liberia´s substation. They will need to cut the power on the transmission line Liberia-Papagayo-Nuevo Colón. Power likely will be out from about 4am to 6am on Friday, September 19th. 

Affected areas include: 

CIRCUITO PLAYA HERMOSA: ARTOLA, ARTOLITA, PLAYA HERMOSA, CACIQUE DEL MAR, HOTEL BOSQUE DEL MAR, TRES HEMANOS, LUPERÓN, PALO ALTO, HERMOSA HIGH, VISTA HERMOSA, SARDINAL, OBANDITO, LIBERTAD, SAN BLAS, RESERVA DE GOLF, EXPORPACK, Bº LA CARPINTERA, PLAYONES, COMUNIDAD, GUARDIA, PALMIRA, PASO TEMPISQUE, CATSA, TABORES, TABLAZO, DANIEL ODUBER, EL ZAPAL, SANTA RITA, LAS TRANCAS, DO IT CENTER, EL CIMA, ANTIGUAS BODEGAS DE SENECA, LANGOSTINOS, RANCHO GESLING, CHALACO, EL PASO, PALMIRA, CATSA, FINCA EL REAL, LOS ANGELES DE PALMIRA, HIELO CRISTAL, FINCA MONTE CLARO, CERRITOS (AGRO RICE PUNTO DE BOMBEO LA ROMÁNTICA), HACIENDA TEMPISQUE

CIRCUITO OCOTAL: PLAYAS DEL COCO, BARRIO LOS CANALES, OCOTAL, LA SEGOVIA, LA AURORA, COCO BAY, Bº LAS PALOMAS, PRECARIO, Bº SAN MARTÍN, Bº LA HERMOSA, Bº LOS ANGELES, BARRIO LA CHORRERA, URBANIZACIÓN MAPACHE, LA CLÍNICA, LAS TORRES DEL ICE QUE ESTÁN EN PUNTA CACIQUE, COCOJOYA, CLUB PACÍFICO, RESIDENCIAL LAS COLINAS, VILLAS DEL SOL, AZUL PARAISO, BARRIO LA CHORRERA, URBANIZACIÓN MAPACHE, LA CLÍNICA, LAS TORRES DEL ICE QUE ESTÁN EN PUNTA CACIQUE, COCOJOYA, CLUB PACIFICO, RESIDENCIAL LAS COLINAS, VILLAS DEL SOL

CIRCUITO MATAPALO: HOTEL RIU, PLAYA MATAPALO, LA GUACAMAYA, HOTEL RIU, PLAYA MATAPALO, LOMAS DEL MAR

CIRCUITO POTRERO: NUEVO COLÓN, PLAYA POTRERO, CERRO PRESTON, SUGAR BEACH, PAN DE AZUCAR, PLAYA FLAMINGO, FLAMINGO NUEVO, FLAMINGO VIEJO, LA MARINA, SURFSIDE, BRASILITO, RINCON LARGO

CIRCUITO BRASILITO: HOTEL WESTIN CONCHAL, RESERVA CONCHAL, HUACAS, LA GARITA, HASTA EL CEMENTERIO DE SANTA ROSA, LOMAS DE MATAPALO, LAJAS DE MATAPALO, MATAPALO, HOTEL EL CONDOR, PUERTO VIEJO, HOTEL LOS PIRATAS, PLAYA VENTANAS, PLAYA GRANDE, PLAYA VENTANAS, HOTEL LAS TORTUGAS, LAS BAULAS, PALM BEACH

This suspension is requested by ICE as they need repairs in Liberia Substation and therefore must suspend service on the transmission line Liberia-Papagayo-Nuevo Colón. 

17 September 2014 | 12:39pm
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Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort in Guanacaste to Open 2015 in Costa Rica

¡AL CHILE!

A manta ray tangled in fishing line was deftly cut free by divers near the Bat Islands in Guanacaste earlier this week, in this incredible footage from Rocket Frog Divers. Canadian Brian Thompson did the honors, said the dive company, which said its divers are keeping pieces of the line as mementos.

Dive Operation: Rocket Frog Divers
Divers: Thomaz Monteiro, Flavia Passaglia and Brian Thompson
Divemasters: Frankilin Alfaro and Yaser Mendoza
Camera: Thomaz Monteiro 
 oceanovideosub@gmail.com

8 September 2014

HYPERLOCAL

Congratulations are in order for newly-engaged Sally Duncan and Harlan Clark. But not just because of their upcoming wedding! Bar La Perla is now ranked the number one restaurant in Playa Potrero, according to online trip-planning service TripAdvisor.  

¡Felicidades a los dos!

15 September 2014
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