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May we all have a blessed Summer Solstice this weekend.

Cloudscape from Cerro de la Muerte ... Eric Baudry

Here's a happy little diddy by Bob Dylan's son, Jakob about Costa Rica.

We are looking for a used Vitamix or BlendTec blender.

Midwife Melissa Marks, LLC

Holistic Pregnancy & Childbirth ServicesServing the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica

We welcome Brian & Angie's new Vertical Hydroponic Systems ... "Growing for you" ... check out their website.

Here is a lovely article on two of our locals, Angus Stephens. Managing director at Chirriposa Retreats & Tania Cappelluti. Cofounder of Chirriposa Retreats and photographer. Enjoy three weeks on an organic farm near San Vito. looking for single or couple to caretake organic farm retreat 9 miles from San Vito. Stay in open style house with great views and beautiful plantings, enjoy whatever is growing, (lots of pineapples, herbs and veggies right now) take care of two small greenhouses, 2 sweet dogs and some enclosed chickens. It is very remote and quiet, and is better if you have your own transportation, but I can also arrange rides to town with neighbors for shopping...dates will range from around August 19 to September 13, but are still flexible. References appreciated. see pictures of the farm at, and contact owner

2007 Kubota L4630 4X4 Diesel Tractor For Sale

One owner and well maintained by authorized Kubota dealer/mechanic.

New Battery, Clutch and Tires. Easy to get genuine Kubota parts in San Isidro del General or San Jose.

Comes with: Front loader, pto back-hoe, pto mower, pto chipper, rear rake and rear blade.

¢20,000,000. (includes attachments). 8857-7077 -or- (photo here on Stuff for Sale page)

Dealing with Death, Burial and Cremation in Costa Rica’ ~an essential guide for expats

  • Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club will be offering this valuable guidance leaflet to expats in the Feria, this Thursday 18 June (precise location not yet known)

  • In return we invite you to make a donation to our new community service project ~ developing a Mobile Library service for schools in Perez Zeledon

  • We will be happy to accept books or financial donations to enable us to enroll more schools in this exciting new project

  • Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club ~ being of service to the wider expat community

Our community lost a very beloved man this week ... Peter Anderson of San Francisco de Rivas. His longterm partner, Wynn Mackey shares:

​Peter Anderson & Wynn Mackey

For those of you who may not know of it, Peter passed away on Sunday afternoon. He had a sudden heart attack but was well and happy to within hours of his passing. He was a rare light in this world and with his love and warmth sought always to contribute to those around him. A man of many accomplishments, Peter served in the army during Vietnam, spent two years in the peace corps, and was by any measure a successful architect. He was wildly over educated, actively creative, and most recently involved in conservation efforts in our adopted country of Costa Rica. With everything else, he still managed to share with me thirty two years of love and adventure. I miss him more than I can say. — with Peter Anderson.


Fresh Fillets or Smoked Trout ... Goat Cheeses & Yogurt ... Nutritional Yeast ... Gluten free Brownies... organic Pumpkin Seeds and new books at Colibri's Corner this week at the Perez Zeledon Feria.

Have a nice organic healthy treat with Michelle this week (front of feria, parking lot side) ...

she is serving vegan creamy pumpkin soup fresh from her organic garden salads and

organic oatmeal flaxseed lysii berries (a superfood with a hint of cinnamon).

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 ... including today!

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.

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