Early spring of 2015: we were approached by friends about starting up a website as an alternative to existing resources because of concerns and dismay about currently available information portals and social networks. Early June 2015: planning begins for new website. Mid-August through mid-September 2015 involved research into various community information portals/applications. Two very popular systems, vBulletin and phpBB, were implemented but trial runs proved less than acceptable for our goals and needs. 2015_09_23: Chiriqui.Life account was activated using IPS resources.