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​Snowy Cotinga ... Carpodectes nitidus ... by Ralph Garcia

Costa Rican State Telecom Under Fire for Limiting Internet Speeds

Heard from several friends about the troubles they are now having ... Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó's peak faces opposition

Our Women's 11th Annual Equinox Gathering coming up very soon ... check events page for details. For girls & women of all ages!

Signatures/Petitions Needed by March 23rd to Maintain our Public Spaces Free of Agrochemicals

On March 23rd, 2017 at 6 pm in the Cultural Center in San Isidro de El General community members will be presenting the petitions to Maintain our Public Spaces Free of Agrochemicals to the municipality of Perez Zeledon. We need everyone's support to get as many signatures as possible and give them to Sabine, Amy, Eric or Desiree at the Tuesday market as well or Colibri’s Corner at the Thursday market. We have petitions available at the Tuesday market in both English and Spanish and our goal is to bring at least 1000 signatures to the hearing. Every signature counts so please consider asking your friends, neighbors and acquaintances and even visitors, who can put the name of the town that they are currently residing in as well as their passport numbers in the space that says "cedula". We will also be requesting that organic agriculture be given more priority in Perez Zeledon. The results of this hearing could set a precedent for other cantons in Costa Rica and beyond. Please see attachments of the petition in English and Spanish and feel free to send any comments or inquiries to pzsano@gmail.com. Gracias for your support! Click here to read more and to download the petitions.

Permaculture Farm, Finca Morpho in the Osa Peninsula is offering Work/Trade Positions and Volunteer Positions ... check their wonderful website to see the amazing things they are doing and the positions they have available. Please click here. My husband & I live in Miravalles and we are now offering several services for your dogs. We can come to your home or you can bring them to us. We can shampoo, give treatments against fleas, ticks etc, cut nails, clean ears etc. We also have a lovely safe space to take care of you dogs overnight, and we offer walking services also. I also offer accounting services (in Spanish). Viria & Wander 8597-7749

Would be so grateful if anyone can help our friend, David Comfort & Rise? We are in need of:

  • Up to three matrimonial or queen beds.

  • One or two sofas, dining table and chairs, coffee table, three dressers, mirrors, entry table, outdoor furniture.

  • Refrigerator, Range(i.e. cooktop and oven combination)

  • Pots, pans, silverware, utensils.

  • Tankless water heater, quality screening.

  • Local wall art

  • Another alternative is that I would be willing to contract with someone to source, coordinate, deliver all necessary items to take what is an empty home to the functional level. I will be her till March 10th and would prefer the home be useable no later than third week of March.

Thank you for your assistance! David Comfort | Principal Mobile: 646.460.5803 Office: 646.517.5155 Skype: Drcomf22 RiseCostaRica.com

New "Stuff for Sale" ... more on Stuff page

  • bunk beds

  • Camelbak "Crux" 2L resevoir for pack. Excellent condition! $15

  • Ringing Cedars (Anastasia) Full 9 book set, newest edition! Great condition! Retails $135, selling - $75

  • Insignia brand universal laptop power cord and tips. Brand new. Works for a variety of laptops (various tips). $45

  • Kala brand - high quality, unique 6 string ukelele. "Kala 6 tenor, gloss mahogany ". Soft case and capo included! Retail (ukelele) $325, asking $145

Here are some of our exciting new listings ... something for everyone! Most beautiful home in San Isidro .. close to town

New Mountain Cabin

Fully Self-Sufficient Of