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Have a Happy, Hoppy August in our Magical Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Welcome to Many New Readers to our Chayotevine Community!

Thanks to all for remembering to update any ads you have ... really helps us enormously!

We happily recycle egg cartons with covers (for our organic eggs) and any glass bottle or jar ... just bring to Colibri's Corner at the PZ feria, first booth in front of the supermarket in the back.

New items this week include local organic Flax & Sesame Oils ... really healthy & delicious ... Dulse Sea Veggies ... Organic Matcha Green Tea ... Nag Champa Incense!

Costa Rica Wants To Be First To Axe Single-use Plastics

Yellow Sea Snake Discovered In Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce

Costa Rican “call center” scams 57 American senior citizens

OIJ warns against new scams with false prizes

The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is coming in just a few days!

Zoos and Animal Rescue Centers in Costa Rica Have new Regulations to Abide by

Here is a wonderful podcast of The Science Guy, Chris Topher Gardener interviewing Jennifer Smith ... our own Tree Jennie

Here is an update from Sheri on our very loved Marguerite ... thanks to all who have and will help her out. She is so grateful to all.

  • 1995 Toyota Hilux 4 door 4x4 2.8 diesel, this truck is the best out there! Impeccable maintenance for the entire 7 years we have had it, runs like a top, up to date with everything, excellent condition. All manual. asking $14,500, call Rich 86919303

  • great doghouse for large dog, dry, made of cedro. $100 obo, sacredgatekeepers@msn.com

  • bedroom free standing closet, cherry wood, great mirror. one side with clothes rack, other side with three shelves - locking doors; 4 drawers. great condition, very nice, good mirror. $300 sacredgatekeepers@msn.com

  • king size sheets and medium weight cotton blanket; two fitted one flat in ocean colors; blanket is sea green. excellent condition, hardly used, heavy weight cotton. $80 for the set. sacredgatekeepers@msn.com

  • Queen size dark green blanket with bear, almost new - hardly used. cozy and warm for the higher elevations $30. sacredgatekeepers@msn.com

A special PET SITTER for your babies Specializing in helping - Pets that freak out from thunder • Families that see their “pets” as family since your baby gets 2-10+ Massages a day • if sleeping with you is their norm – I’m ok with that since it’s ALL about them feeling as secure as possible • they receive hours of love & attention each day & helping those that need/demand special attention. http://LovingYourPetHouseSitting.com

Not in our backyard but San Jose .. thought some of you might be interested in attending:

The Nations Journalist JACK NICHOLS Speaks in CR this Saturday

Acclaimed American political journalist & writer John Nichols will be giving a talk & lead a group discussion this Saturday at Tin Jo in San Jose.

Nichols - http://TheNation.com/authors/john-nichols - is a pioneering political blogger & writes about politics for The Nation. His latest book - “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America” comes out later this month.

WHEN: Saturday – August 12 – 9:30am-12pm

WHERE: San Jose - Tin Jo Restaurant - Bamboo Room

DETAILS & to RSVP (crucial for seating plus we’re getting a great response!): http://whoozin.com/NTG-TG9-YCJN

Lovely 1 bedroom home for rent from Sept. to Dec., only 5 min drive to Tinamastes organic feria. In the midst of lush 2 ha with gorgeous mountain as your neighbor, enjoy the large deck in a hammock or on the swing! Living area fully screened, great internet, simply epic hot water outdoor shower. Washer and dryer, flush toilet, green house use if desired. 25 min to beach or shopping in Perez. $780 per month. lovingplanet@verizon.net

Home for rent or sale San Francisco de Rivas PZ

Beautiful remodeled “tica casa” located in San Francisco de Rivas, Perez Zeledon, 15 km from San Isidro Del General. This home has 2BR/1BA, open kitchen/dining/living room and inside laundry room. Master bedroom has a large dry walk in closet. Insulated new ceiling, new lighting and wiring, new interior walls throughout, new outside sidings. One will enjoy the beautiful garden overlooking the Rio Chirripo Pacifico from the large covered porch. Plenty of covered storage. For rent $470/month plus utilities, or for Sale for $90,000. Call Walter at 506-8489-5280 or Michelle at 506-8719-9373. See rental page for photos