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Life goes on in our Precious Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Photo by Matthew Kritzer / Plucky Photography

Viernes Santo (Good Friday) was a day to remember for a long, long time. Most of us in the Southern Zone felt two earthquakes ... the first one felt like a bomb went off below my house. It was also Passover for many, and in the early morning hours we had a blood red moon and eclipse ... and also a grievous, fluke accident occurred near Uvita.

Many of us knew and loved Matthew Kritzer ... this photo below is from the last day of his life. On the San Josecito Road, he and our beloved Dagmar Reinhard, publisher of the amazing Ballena Tales, were looking for her dog, and a portion of the road gave way and the car fell and Matt died from his injuries. Dagmar is thankfully recuperating. Please join us in sending prayers and loving energy for her full recovery. Matt was beloved by so many, a French born Viet Nam Vet who helped many other Veterans ... an animal and nature lover and photographer. Here is an article on his life. Our deepest condolences to all who loved him.

Photo by Cesar Barrio Amorós

The community of San Josecito will be having a Memorial service for our beloved friend and neighbor, Matthew Kritzer on Saturday, April 11 at 1pm at the church in San Josecito. A procession to the river and/or a reception will immediately follow. All those who would like to attend are encouraged to do so to celebrate the life of a wonderful man! by Nicole Hines Leon.

Our neighbor, the Turrialba Volcano has been erupting again ... and more activity is expected. Check out this article. A good site to bookmark is the Oviscori ... the Costa Rican Earthquake / Volcanic Activity site ... click here.

Anyone heading up to the San Jose airport on the 18th of April? If so I'd love to fund your gas tank as opposed to a shuttle bus. Billy.Newmyer@gmail.com

Our San Isidro Feria is back to 'normal' hours this week ... we will be at Colibri's Corner from 7 to 4 on Thursday and from 9 to 2 on Friday. We have Organic Vanilla Extract / Organic Blackstrap Molasses / Organic Hemp Seeds / Nutritional Yeast / Oregano & Lavander & Ylang Ylang & Peppermint Essential Oils / Neem & Moringa Oils / Fresh Organic Rice (integral or white) / Smoked Local Trout / Fresh Salads / Herbed Goat Cheese / Goat Milk / Swiss Cheese / Sauerkraut / Farm Fresh Chickens / Farm Fresh Duck and Chicken Eggs / Organic Corn Tortillas / Organic Purple Corn Chips / Blackberry Cobbler / Delicious Brownies (no gluten) ... rico chocolates ... and much, much more. Hope to see you there.

A reminder too, that getting your ads in by Tuesday 10am really helps us get this Vine out in a timely manner ... we still receive several submissions much later than that. Pre-orders are so appreciated ... and help with the flow of everything ... the earlier the better and thanks for all. Remember too that we have International Calling Cards ... way cheaper than ICE long distance. Pura Vida Blessings to All

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