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  2. I came across this article today in an online newsletter called Gardenista. It doesn't bode well for the highlands of Panama and many other areas of the world. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46845461
  3. https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/teenager-drowned-in-panama-west
  4. https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/canal-worker-in-locks-accident-dies
  5. https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/wind-and-waves-alert
  6. https://www.panamatoday.com/life-style/global-meeting-young-indigenous-people-had-surprise-message-pope-8995
  7. Today
  8. There appears to be bridge construction in Bajo Boquete on via Boquete over the Quebrada (rio) Bajo Grande on the right when coming into town just before Sugar and Spice. It looks as though they're constructing a new bridge span adjacent to the existing bridge. That small building that occupied that location, a restaurant and a car wash, is gone. Are they adding a travel lane or is this going to be for pedestrians?
  9. Boquete Community Players

    Tuesday Talks at BCP - Sex After 60

    10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, January 22 – Sex After 60 Modern medicine has greatly lengthened human lifespan in the last century. But what about our sex lives? Can it lengthen those as well? Dr. Ted Harrison will discuss how sexual function changes with age; why it happens; and what (if anything) can be done about it. Theodore E. Harrison, MD is a Boquete resident of 18 years. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. He and his wife, Dra. Louise Andrew, practice in Port Angeles, Washington at their clinic, Rejuvacare PC, for much of the year, but during the winter he works with Dra. Digna Diaz in the Alpha Clinic here in Boquete. Tuesday, January 29 – DAC Transport DAC Transport is a licensed Logistics & Freight Forwarding company, with professional management team that have more than 25 years of experience in International Logistics Business, custom brokerage and customs regulations, Immigration Legal Services, International freight moving Personal Effects and Integrated Logistics solution. Tuesday, February 5 – Now that you are living in Panama, is Medicare Part A & B necessary? Are you making emotional decisions about your coverage rather than rational ones? Dra. Digna Diaz who heads up Boquete Medical Associates and Doreen Sauve, a Senior Medicare Advisor retired from the US will be doing a Q&A session on Medicare Parts A & B, answering any questions that may apply to either Part A & B as well as any supplements that expats are currently carrying. Dra. Diaz will be able to go into extensive detail of the Membership that Boquete Medical Associates offers to expats which in a sense works as a Medical Gap Plan fo rexpats living here in Panama.. Doreen has 25 years’ experience with Medicare and will be able to hold a Q&A from individuals regarding their current situation with Medicare. Our goal is to get your questions answered and to save you money you may not need to spend. Tuesday, February 12 - Treating the most frequent Health Emergencies with medicinal plants in the case of blows and contusions, avoiding blood clots and dissolving them, treating shock and preventing strokes, quickly reducing high fevers, stopping diarrhea due to PARASITES such as amoebas, eliminating the parasites, quickly bringing down high blood pressure, bringing up low blood pressure and first aid for poisonous creatures attacks. Master Herbalist Frank Gruber has 30 years experience giving first aid to humans and animals with Central American herbs.. He is the author of GRUBERS JUNGLE OIL AND GRUBERS VIPER SNAKE ANTIDOTE. Tuesday, February 19 – Juan Contreras and Lourdes Miranda of Miranda y Contreras law firm will discuss recent changes in Panamanian property tax laws. Tuesday, February 26 – Ibu Alvarado discusses the history of aviation in Panama. Tuesday, March 5 – TBD Tuesday, March 12 - Medical cannabis - With cannabis recently legalized in Canada and rapidly being legalized throughout the USA people have lots of questions about its medical uses. Dr. Ted Harrison will talk about what cannabis is, what its effects on the body are, and what conditions it has been shown to be effective in. Dr. Harrison will be joined by Diane Heideke and Elizabeth Worley of Cloud Forest Botanicals. Tuesday, March 19 – Dr. Paul Myers addresses living with a volcano in your backyard. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
  10. Yesterday
  11. I tend to admire youth groups such as One Youth Ambassadors, Volunteer Services Overseas, Global Citizen, and many others who have organized together to fight world poverty and promote human dignity. Even smaller organizations like Never Again (founded by the Parkland shooting survivors) seem to me to promise more hope for the future then religious pilgrimages of this sort. But I'm the first to agree that it's satisfying to see youth engaged in something other than their cell phones!
  12. My kind of healthy. Lettuce on the salami, ham, bacon, and provolone sandwich that I'll be seeking. Maybe with fries. 😊
  13. Did you happen to learn what days and hours she is open? This looks like a great place for healthy take-out.
  14. I wish I had posted this earlier. White taking our housekeeper into town last Thursday afternoon about 4:00PM, I had to come to a complete stop on the road just below the castle (we live in the El Santuario area) because of a large group of young persons walking up the hill into our residential area. Have no idea where they were destined as there are no churches, restaurants, or venues of significant interest (to the best of my knowledge). Perhaps someone was having a reception for the group at their home??? The lead people in this processional were carrying a fairly large wooden cross. I saw no adults; the majority of the group, estimated to number about 150 to 175, were probably mid-teens to very early 20s. They were smiling, some carrying cell phones and a few had cameras, but none of them were talking or texting while in this processional (that was a refreshing thing to see so many young people NOT consumed by their electronics). I waved to several of them, and got smiles and waves in return. Rosmery (our housekeeper) immediately recognized the group as "peregrinos" (pilgrims). I wish I had had my camera so that you could see this group. All well groomed, smiling, and enthusiastically involved. (I believe there is hope for the future.)
  15. Just returned from a few days in the City where preparations are really ramping up for this youth festival and young pilgrims are arriving daily in droves. Tourism is really getting a boost in that other people from neighbouring countries are coming in on special Papal tours and filling hotels. The whole thing seems to be quite well organized. I even received a JMJ memorial $1 coin yesterday.
  16. Mike’s Art Shop. This store is located at Calle 4a Sur, Bajo Boquete, in space previously occupied by Charlie’s Pet Fashion (listed on Maggie’s List of Animal Resources posted on Chiriqui Life).
  17. NewsLady

    Animales Training and Clinic

    AMIGOS DE ANIMALES TRAINING AND CLINIC Wednesday January 23, 2pm, Animales Events Center – training class for new and returning volunteers. All are encouraged to attend. Sunday January 27 – first clinic of the year To volunteer - contact Alicia at akcleavenger@hotmail.com For a reservation - contact Magaly at 6563-8686 or boqueteanimales@gmail.com
  18. Isabella’s Bakery & More. Isabella Fasano is owner and chef of this eatery located in Bajo Boquete, diagonal from the Police station and next door to an auto parts supplier. We enjoyed a berry pie with ice cream and took home an individual pecan pie. Her menu includes coffees and sandwiches. Special salads will soon be added. Here’ a copy of her business card plus some pictures.
  19. Kotowa Chocolate Victoria. Recently we stopped by to visit this Boquete addition for coffee and a piece of beautifully decorated and very delicious chocolate. Located on the corner across from La Posada restaurant, Kotowa Chocolate also offers wine and various desserts. Here are pictures taken during our visit.
  20. https://www.panamatoday.com/life-style/pope-will-speak-young-people-panama-times-when-central-american-migration-crisis-gets
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