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  • Full Real Name:
    Penelope Barrett
  • Reason for registering:
    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
  • Location of primary residence:
    In Chiriqui
  • Birth (home) country:
    Michigan, USA

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  1. My Panamanian friends and I again visited Unplugged the other day. I just want to restate that their hand cut french fries are the best I've ever tasted and their patacones extremo as an appetizer were (again) amazing. This time I had the Philly Cheese steak instead of the hamburger. Delicious. Lots of sauteed onions and peppers and pretty good beef. Again, all for $7 including the lemonade drink.
  2. Penny

    Giant Flea Market Today

    This was the biggest flea market ever. Hardly a foot of unused space. Vendors everywhere. Even a blow-up jump house for the kids. The buying crowds were there also. These flea markets are becoming a must do Sunday thing for many of our neighboring Panamanians -- and a good share of gringos also.
  3. I've edited this listing to show the apartment is now available starting September 10.
  4. Some friends and I went to the old standby, the Pianista, last night. The pizza we shared was so beautiful I had to break my vow and photograph my food. The pizza was a delicious as it was photogenic. Here it is:
  5. Ooooh, Bonnie. I think you just opened up that old can of worms about who is an American.
  6. We expect the Pat Chan talk to be very popular. Please come early to get a seat.
  7. Do I have to book through a travel agent to get the Copa pensionado discount or is there some way to do it on line? Thanks for any tips you can give.
  8. Inquiring minds want to know -- 1. Who is behind this mall? 2. What stores are scheduled to go into it? 3. What's the estimated time for completion? 4. What's the name of the mall?
  9. Penny

    Found male beagle with red collar

    Turns out the doggie belongs to Cowboy Dave and he's now home safe and sound.
  10. Kim Miller 10/23/56 – 7/15/18 Kim LeAnn Muirhead Miller passed peacefully into God’s care early Sunday morning, July 15th, at her home in New Market, VA, with her husband Ron by her side. Born to LeRoy and Shirley Muirhead on October 23, 1956, in Oberlin, KS, she was the second of three children. Her early years were spent in Oberlin and later Leoti, KS. A daughter, Misty Melena, was born into her first marriage. After a divorce, she moved with Misty to Holdrege, NE, working at the Pizza Hut. There she met her future husband, Ron Miller. Ron and Kim were married in Kearney’s Harmon Park, on May 29, 1976. Ron, Kim, and Misty made their early home in Blair, NE, where Ron was employed at Woodhouse Ford and Kim had the multi-role of mother, homemaker, wife, gardener, and waitress. On Oct 4, 1978, their son Brent was born. In 1978 when Ron founded Auto Krafters, Inc., Classic Ford Restoration Shop and parts supplier, Kim helped him manage the new business as Vice President and Secretary. As the business grew, Ron and Kim along with Misty and Brent traveled throughout the Midwest attending numerous car shows and swap meets. Kim loved this family time together. In 1987 Ron and Kim moved their family to the Shenandoah Valley. It was at this time that Kim began her deep interest in herbalism and nutrition. She studied with Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, in California and studied and taught at Dream Time in Sperryville, VA, in 1998-2001. She also founded and operated Rainbow Images, a health food store in Broadway, VA, in 1997-98. In 2007, Ron and Kim purchased a 42 acre farm in western Panama along the Rio Gariche, starting Finca Santa Marta S.A., an organic vegetable farm. Kim’s love for gardening was fully realized as she helped develop and transform the farm from a marginal cattle grazing operation into a productive organic farm, producing over 40 different crops along with free range chickens and grass-fed cattle. In the fall of 2015 Kim attended the Graff Academy in Roswell, GA, to study and receive her certification as a raw food chef. She loved to create and make raw food dishes for family and friends and was happiest in the kitchen preparing healthy food for her family. She was preceded in death by her father, LeRoy, her mother, Shirley, and her older brother, Kip. She is survived by her husband Ron Miller, New Market, VA, and Santa Marta, Panama; her daughter Misty Miller and grandson David of Broadway, VA; and her son Brent Miller and partner Melissa, along with granddaughters, Addison and Clair of Harrisonburg. Other survivors include her brother Al Muirhead and partner Traci, of Alma, NE, and family; her sister-in-law Jun Muirhead and daughter Angie; brother-in-law Stan Miller and family; sister-in-law Elaine Martin and family; sister-in-law Carol Blauvelt and family as well as many dear friends. There will be three Celebration of Life Services for Kim. In Virginia, the service will be held at the Grandle Funeral Home at 148 E. Lee St., Broadway, VA, at 4:00 pm Sunday July 29th. In Nebraska, the service will be held in Alma, NE, at the Johnson Center, 509 Main St. on Sunday August 5th at 4:00 pm. In Panama a service will be held later in August at a place and date to be determined. Kim had requested that any Memorial donations be made to First Step, a shelter for abused women in Harrisonburg, VA.
  11. I received this notice this morning from Ron Miller, owner of Finca Marta which sells organic vegetables and more at the Tuesday Market: I am deeply saddened to report that my wife and business partner of 42+ years, Kim LeAnn Miller passed away peacefully Sunday morning with me by her side at our residence in Virginia. Her courageous 3 month battle with lung cancer ended with a win as she is now in the care of God. I will send a copy of her obituary when I get it finished later today. There will be a Celebration of Life service in Panama at a later date to be announced. R.I.P my Dear Kim Ron and Kim have been my friends for many years, even before they moved to Panama.
  12. Furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Lower level of house in Jaramillo Arriba. 20 minute walk to town. Private patio and shared garden area. Washer and dryer shared with upper tenant. Totally fenced with secure under-cover parking. Gardener, electricity, wifi, and cable tv included. Must love dogs Available September 10. $480/month plus 1 month deposit. Contact Leslie: peeverleslie@yahoo.com or 6362-6038 Edited February 14, 2017 by Penny
  13. I've heard that next week the entire main street will be closed and all south-bound traffic will be detoured down the back street all the way to the Wilson bridge. Which leads to another question-- The sewage treatment plant is located near the Wilson bridge. The sewer pipes are apparently following the main road. Last I heard sh** doesn't flow uphill. How will it get up the hill to the Alto Boquete area?
  14. He's coming home to a jail cell today, Monday, June 11
  15. Penny

    A story about a life in Panama

    You can drop off donated items at the Handicap Foundation center in Alto Boquete -- just north of the unfinished polyclinic and across the street from Chopsticks Chinese restaurant. Also, people have asked how to make money donations. If you're local you can drop off your donation in an envelope with Celia's name on it. If you're not local, I'm taking donations through my paypal account -- pjbarrett@aol.com Check the box that says you're sending money to friends and/or family and there won't be any fee. Thanks to all who want to help.