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first_imgThe marine turtle season is here in the southern Pacific region, and Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, in collaboration with the Asociación de Amigos de la Naturaleza (ASANA), has begun the marine turtle rescue project on Barú and Guapil Beaches for the 22nd consecutive year.Since 1990 when the project started, more than 150,000 baby turtles have been released into the sea. Most of these have been olive ridleys, but there have been a few hawksbills. Anyone interested in participating in the project is welcome to accompany the Hacienda Barú rangers on a turtle patrol. As the project is always short of supplies and funding, ASANA asks for a voluntary contribution of $15 per person to accompany the rangers for three hours.On June 30, from 8-11 p.m. at the Roadhouse169, Nabil y los Duros will play some foot-stomping rock-n-roll. The band features bass player José Alfaro from Radio 99.5, singer and guitar player Nabil García and drummer Manrique Corrales, formerly of Chepe Blues.Picture Frames Plus, located at the Dome Plaza local #7 in Uvita, will begin offering photography classes in July. Class size is limited to six students, so you will get plenty of individual attention. The first class is an introduction to the digital camera; the second is on composition and the third is introduction to nature and macrophotography. All classes are $35 and include hands-on, professional instruction. For more class information, email Picture Frames Plus at picturefp@yahoo.com or call 2743-8121. Visit online at www.phototourcostarica.com.-Shawnell Parkercbbshawnell@gmail.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Network failure causes 3hour Internet cellphone blackout

first_imgNo related posts. A network failure at the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) Wednesday kept some 300,000 customers around the country from using Internet and cellphone services for three hours.According to reports from ICE’s support line (1115), the problem began at 3 p.m., and service was reestablished at about 5:45 p.m. Neither the company’s support staff nor its press office could immediately say what had caused the failure.ICE reported connection failures on Internet, IP and 3G telephone services, both for making calls and sending messages. There also were reports of problems with fixed and GSM lines.At 6:15 p.m., the international connection to websites outside Costa Rica had not been completely reestablished. Those connections were back online by 6:30 p.m.Users from other telecommunication companies were not affected by the failure. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Tamarindo Talk

first_imgIn CEPIA news, 12 women from Matapalo are looking to create a chicken farm in cooperation with the organization. After several meetings, CEPIA has determined that they will need to raise $20,000 to get it off the ground. The International Foundation Education, Training in Farming (FIECAG) has already offered their support for the project.Another project features eight female artists whose work will appear alongside Costa Rican artist Jackson Guadamuz in Reserva Conchal. And finally, in conjunction with LIGHTFORCE and Global Connections workshops, CEPIA offered important workshops in Brasilito, Villarreal, El Llanito and Potrero to inform children about sexual exploitation with tips on how to report abuse. Now anyone who wants to report an incident can contact CEPIA anonymously. The number is 2653-8533.It’s that time of year again: The 14th Annual Robert August Surf and Turf. This charity Surf and Golf Tournament, with all its attendant parties, raises money for CEPIA, which helps underprivileged people in our community. Registration prices for the contest (golf and surf) is $200. This includes golf fee, golf cart and golf lunch, surf inscription with lunch at Lola’s, a catamaran sunset sail, awards party at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp and free entrance to the Azul Profundo Beach Wear Fashion Show & After Party. Each competitor will receive a gift bag with donations from participating sponsors such as Roxy, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Azul Profundo and many more. For more information, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laetitia Deweer at cepiacostarica@racsa.co.cr or 8301-8282; or try Van Salcedo at vansalmai@hotmail.com or 8859-4249.There is a popular Organic Market going on every Saturday in the commercial center where Jaime Pelligro Bookstore (across from Supermercado2001) is located. It kicks off at 8 a.m. and you can pick up locally-grown produce, artisanal cheeses, organic snacks and local crafts. The whole weekly event is sponsored by La Bodega Artisan Foods and Café Tico.On the last Saturday of every month, gather at the soccer field for a free outdoor movie. The show starts at 7 p.m. –Ellen Zoe Goldenellenzoe@aol.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more