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The Luca Ciarla Quartet...special treat at the BJBF garden party!

You’re in for a special treat at the BJBF2016 garden party at the Panamonte hotel on Friday, Feb. 27: In cooperation and with support from the Italian embassy in Panama we were able to book the Luca Ciarla Quartet for a show at the garden party! Check them out at their website www.violipiano.it/quartet With their unusual instrumentation of violin, accordion and double bass they are creating a unique music experience! We are very happy to present this band at the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival

Ollie74

Ollie74

Quake

6:39 am. This one rattled the pots and pans in the cabinet. Actually very close the way the crow flys, 47km or 29mi. Just on the other side of Volcan Baru. The map shows it very close to Rio Sereno. Some say 4.8 and some 5.0. What's the difference? Hint------2. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1229081/M5.0-Sun-31-Jan-Panama-Costa-Rica-Border-Region.html (click on the map in this site and zoom in on the center. very good on location) http://www.timeanddate.com/worl

Hil

Hil

Don't be Afraid! Learn Spanish.

I was in a taxi in Panama City trying to talk to the driver. I had only lived in Panama a few months at the time and the driver spoke as much English as I spoke Spanish. Not much, but some. I tried to tell him that the drivers in Panama City were crazy and that I was afraid to drive my own car. I told him:"Tengo mierda." He slapped his leg and laughed. "Shiit," he said. "Shiiiiiiiiiiit!" Mierda means shiit. Miedo means afraid. I have lots of other stories of how not to speak Spani

Phyllis Mc

Phyllis Mc

Wednesday Double-bill at Señor Gyros

Meet Rodny in person and sign up for his Helpline service - Check out the new cutting boards from Boquete Hardwoods now at factory prices - Have a great gyro or fish taco - Hang out and chat -  www.RodnyDirect.com -  www.BoqueteHardwoods.com

Rodny Direct

Rodny Direct

Attitude Is Everything

I've been here a few times. If i'm over in Volcan I drop in on the animals in the rehabilitation center. She told me she has dropped off the coyote in the jungles many miles east towards Panama City and it always come back. This beats setting around worrying about who is wrong and who is wright and who has been in Panama the longest!!!!

Hil

Hil

A Gringo by Any Other Name

A Gringo by Any Other Name   A day doesn't go by that I don't read, hear or use the word gringo. I refer to myself as a gringa when talking to Panamanians. When describing a meeting she attended, my friend said it consisted of half Panamanians and half gringos. As I walked past two little Noble Bugle children, they giggled, pointed at me and chimed: “Hola gringa.” When I lived in a rental house in Volcanic, I heard

Phyllis Mc

Phyllis Mc

Our Heads in the Clouds; Cloud Forest or Rain Forest?

Our Heads in the Clouds Several years ago, I was explaining to a friend that we had bought property in Alto Jaramillo and that it was in the rain forest. "Nope," she said. "It is in the cloud forest." "What's the difference?" "Uhm, I don't know, but Boquete is cloud forest. The lowlands are rain forest." So I looked it up. Do you know what turns out to be the big di

Phyllis Mc

Phyllis Mc

Hotel La Morenita At The Border

Nilka, The manager of Hotel La Morenita (at the border) is not taking any guest for as long as it takes for The Government Of Panama to move the Cubans from the border. She said she didn't know when that would take place. She has 56 Cubans staying in her 14 rooms. Four per room. She actually didn't have much say in the Panamanian Government taking the place over. I talked with an official there today and he told me there are 1200 Cubans in Panama between Darien and the Frontera. They h

Hil

Hil

Chiquita Banana

I have a friend in David (Panamanian) that once lived in chiquita country. His dad retired from chiquita as the mail man. This new truck I spotted today. Looks like prep work might be picking up. .

Hil

Hil

Rodny Direct - The Professional Helpline You Can Trust

Register Now - Pay Later Complete Instructions at:  www.rodnydirect.com info@rodnydirect.com Rodny, The tee shirt is just a small way to say thank you for your service to our community and as well as others...and hopefully the entire country.  You are an inspiration for all of us and as well an encouragement for each one of us to be more than we ever dreamed we could be...and to NEVER stop dreaming.   We are happy to be part of your dream ! Sending our love,  Alison and

Rodny Direct

Rodny Direct

Termination of Alto al Crimen Hotline Service

Trust - Experience - Dedication - Dependability - Privacy - Connections     I want to announce that as of January 4, 2015, my contract with Alto al Crimen has be terminated by mutual agreement. I will no longer be answering the old hotline phone number, nor will I use the old database maintained by AAC.   The end of this contract allows me to provide much improved service to our community in 2016.   If you are not already a member of my Rodny Direct Chiriqui H

Rodny Direct

Rodny Direct

New Year's Resolutions

                                                           New Year's Resolutions   I keep a journal and recently I went back and looked at my New Year's entries. I always make New Year's resolutions and like most people, I don't keep them. A 2002 study showed that only 46% of people who make new year's resolutions are still actively working on them six months later. I am consistently in the 54%. I always resolve t

Phyllis Mc

Phyllis Mc

Restaurante In David

Boca Chica Restaurante in David. It is mostly seafood and has a steak menu. In David, I rate it 8 out of ten. Seafood was fresh, A/C dining room (small) or other seating out front. Good service and not long waits. We had the Mariscada De La Casa (seafood platter). More than enough for two. Everything is under $15. The fried Calamara appetizer was good also.

Hil

Hil

Every Wednesday: 2 Course Fish Lunch or Dinner Special:  only $12

Every Wednesday: 2 Course Fish Lunch or Dinner Special:  only $12 $3 House Red or White Wine $1 National Beer Appetizer: Vegan Carrot Ginger or Vegetarian Medley Soup or Garden Salad Main Course: Served with Rice and Vegetables Grouper with Pineapple & Papaya Salsa Or Trout Almandine   (No substitutions or discounts please on Prix Fixe; open menu is also available)   Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Martinelli Warrant

Again, I don't follow politics too much but I did follow this man. He sold out his country and the poor people with help of his accomplices. A great day for Panama. Innocent? Don't think so. As of  4am none of the major news outlets in the USA have covered this; ABC,NBC,FOX,CBS,MSNBC. I wonder why? http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/court-orders-martinelli-detention http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ricardo-martinelli-panama-contempt-1.3375958

Hil

Hil

Boquete Art Café invites you to share a lovely Christmas Eve Special Prix Fixe with us this Thursday, December 24th. AIll-inclusive: $25

Boquete Art Café invites you to share a lovely Christmas Eve Special Prix Fixe with us this Thursday, December 24th. AIll-inclusive: $25  Complimentary Glass of House Red or White Wine Imported Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts and Apples Classic Butter & Wine Basted Roast Turkey served with Fruited Stuffing & Gravy (a BIG hit with our patrons for Thanksgiving!) Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin Farm Fresh Green Bean Mélange Homemade Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream 4:00pm ~ 8:30 P

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Ten Ways to Tell if You are Becoming a Real Boqueteño

1. If a week goes by without a power outage, you check to make sure your flashlights are somewhere you can find them easily because you know one is bound to happen soon. 2. You think of dry season as rainbow season. 3. When someone asks how you are doing, you say, "Fine! Gracias a Dios." 4. You've developed a sixth sense when listening to bochinche, and can immediately mentally rate it on your "bullshit meter". 5. You have large containers of water inside to refill the toil

Phyllis Mc

Phyllis Mc

The GOP Clown Show

I normally don't do politics but this is insane. I'm not looking for a debate so I have locked comments. The Clown Show (GOP Debate) was the same again. The GOP is seriously destroying itself. I have crossed over to vote before but that was when gentlemen and true politicians worked together. I've never seen this madness. The finger needs to be pointed toward themselves (GOP) and the party in general.

Hil

Hil

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