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Happy Solstice ... the shortest day of the year in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica


​The Majestic Resplendent Quetzal by Asdrubal Leiva Coto

Sending loving greetings to all readers .. new and longtime ... may you enjoy celebrating however, wherever, in this Joyous Season.

Because Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year, our PZ feria will have regular hours for Christmas week & New Years, Thursday from 7 to 8pm and Fridays from 8am to 2pm.

The annual Marchamo (taxes, insurance on cars) is due by December 31st and is now online. You do not want to drive without it January 1st and beyond. Check it out here.

Check out Marguerite's Astrological Blog here ... great reading!

Lots and lots of people have the flu and dengue and even pneumonia right now ... please take extra good care of yourself. I found myself feeling sore throaty, sneezing etc. a few days ago and have been dosing up on the Turkey Tail Extract and I feel it's kept me vertical and feeling fine! Check out the benefits here. And please avoid getting mosquito bitten ... you don't want Dengue!

5 cantons of the South Zone will finally have Internet and telephony

See this Luxurious Villa in Hatillo ... just north of Dominical

Meet our own Toby Tunes here!

For our Spanish speaking friends, here is a fabulous collection of Permaculture & related Books online for free.

Orpheus (Ophir) is back from world tour and is offering now unique energetic healing sessions. His own style of Energy Massage and Acupuncture, Shamanic journeys and lifestyle consultations. He is available at Fuente Verde (Tina Mastes) Mondays & Fridays, 12-5pm.

You can find him at Tinamastes Feria giving short energy tune-ups by Donation only on Tuesday mornings.

Orpheus also Offer Qigong classes (Direct lineage from Master Duan, China. WuJi Qigong) every Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, at Coconut Grove , Dominicalito, and private sessions afterwards.

Please visit www.orpheusb.com, or call to find your path to balance 89286334.

From January to May Orpheus offers several unique retreats - SIlent meditation and movement. check website for details and dates.

Don't ReTire. ReFire!

If you refuse to accept stereotypes of aging that create a boring retirement lifestyle, and you want practical help you create the life you always wanted - join me in an online community of “olders” who prefer reFirement to reTirement at www.gorefire.com.

Pura Vida!

Paul, a.k.a Pablo Carter paulc@gorefire.com

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  • Local Housesitters Available March 1 We are a retired couple from the US and we have lived in Platanillo for 1 1/2 years. We own a reliable 4x4, our Spanish is passable and we have many contacts in the local service industry. We owned a restaurant and catering business on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for over 20 years and are used to handling responsibility in a timely manner, maintaining a spotless environment and directing a team. We are available March 1, 2017. Email us at cjbohnhhi@gmail.com David and Christine Bohn

Anyone have access to Lantana? Write shorebillycr@gmail.com

Let my brush bring your pet to life on canvas with an original pet portrait. I will paint a portrait of your vacation home, your yacht...or of you! See examples at www.repaintyousinners.com Bill Floto 506-8655-9555 waflotojr@yahoo.com www.repaintyousinners.com waflotojr@yahoo.com

Wanted to let everyone know that the last couple years of the Chayotevine is now on