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  1. Somebody on a different forum told me about www.ustv247.com and it's a great site. More than just the major networks. All for free. And no VPN needed to watch. I'm watching Sunday Morning on CBS right now. Rarely freezes or pauses. Now I might end up selling my Amazon Firestick I just ordered. The downside is that you cannot operate the program remotely with either a wireless mouse or a remote.
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    The loss of Ken and Becky is huge for Boquete. No matter who or what organization needed help, they were always right there doing the dirtiest jobs. I prayed for two years that they wouldn't be able to sell their house and move away, but, alas, my prayers finally failed.
  3. Nice, flat, titled building lot with both wonderful ocean and river views in Las Lajas, Panama. Las Lajas is the best beach in Panama and is just now beginning to be developed. This large lot is the last lot at the end of a dead-end road. It is high and dry and fenced with electrical poles close by. The lot is 1753 sq. meters with fruit and cashew trees. It has been meticulously cleaned. Dead trees have been removed, the fence has been repaired, and the undergrowth has been controlled. The owner has decided not to build on the lot and is offering it for $48,500 with financing options. The coordinates are 8°09'51.7"N 81°50'43.9"W. To drive to see this lot, enter the Las Lajas beach area. Turn left on the gravel road between Brisas del Pacifico and the Refugio Tropicale. Stay to the left and follow the signs to Casa Marpella. The lot is at the end of the road on the right side. For more information, contact Penny Barrett at pjbarrett@aol.com
  4. It seems that USTV Now has permanently banned me and now I'm suffering 60 Minutes withdrawal. Am thinking of actually popping for a Firestick or other device that will give me live US news. Am looking for suggestions on which device works best. Thanks in advance for any wisdom on the subject.
  5. I see on Newsroom Panama that a large Peruvian corporation has purchased controlling interest in El Rey Supermarkets and that big changes are expected. Since El Rey owns controlling interest in our local supermarket Romero's, does that mean we should expect big changes in the local super?
  6. Thanks to Bud and Marcelyn who loaned us their German outfits.
  7. I usually don't feel earthquakes but I sure felt the one at 8:30 last night. We were rockin' and rollin' in Jaramillo Arriba. Even the doggies who usually sleep through everything picked up their little ears.
  8. My whole neighborhood is going. Then we will have another Thanksgiving the following Thursday for our friends and neighbors. I'm only hoping for non-powdered mashed potatoes. I guess I'll bring them to make sure they didn't come out of a box.
  9. I found his new location which is basically across the street and next to El Constructor (AKA Boques Palmira). When I first couldn't find him I took the watch to Ven Jewelers for a minor fix on the band. The lady there worked for 20 minutes and charged me $3.21. It held for about a week and broke again. My guy who I just found, worked for 3 minutes and charged me $1. It's held so far. I think he's a genius on fixing watches and phones. Let's support him. I think his shop is called Shalom (or something similar).
  10. Making Calle F Sur one way will be a disaster. Many people use this street in order to make a left turn onto the Pan American Highway. There's a stop light at the intersection that facilitates making this left turn. No such stop light on the intersection of the Via Rapida and the Pan American and making a left from the Via Rapid is very difficult and dangerous. Speaking of stoplights, the one at Calle F Sur and the Nissan Dealership has been non-functioning for at least a month.
  11. The guy who had a shop next to Super Baru and behind the Sabroson #3 restaurant has moved. I need a minor repair on my watch band. Ven Jewelry fixed it a couple of weeks ago and it didn't hold and they charged me almost as much as the watch cost originally. ? Does anybody know where the guy moved to? He was a whiz on fixing things like phones.
  12. I bought 5 small items at Super Baru this morning. Sure enough, the bag boy substituted paper bags for the ubiquitous plastic ones. However when I got home I discovered my 5 small items were bagged with 3 paper bags of various sizes. I guess you can train them to use paper instead of plastic but what is needed is to train them that not every item needs its separate bag.
  13. Anybody else having trouble with USTV Now? This is how the website comes up for me. Been like this for about 3 days. Is there a fix?
  14. I bet that many gringos don't realize that what they want to see stocked at Price Smart are not necessarily the items that Panamanians buy. No store can continue to stock items that don't sell to 80% of their clientele. People need to take a wider world view especially when you're living as a minority in a country not your birth country I was at Price Smart yesterday and the lines were very short and went quickly. Don't know if PS put on more cashiers or if there were just fewer customers because City Mall has siphoned off some of them. Probably a combination of both.
  15. I highly doubt it as the US seems to believe that Panama uses a foreign currency called the Balboa.
  16. Best name for a band that I've heard for quite awhile. Maybe even better than "Black-eyed Peas".
  17. Bonnie is the ultimate proof-reader; newslady, not so much. In any case it turns out that this abandoned dog is being cared for by the folks who run the Rock Restaurant and the Riverside Inn. They are feeding and medicating him. He was returned to them yesterday.
  18. I closed my Panama checking account when I discovered that they had taken more than $100 out of my account because my balance had fallen too low. In the many months it was too low (by just a few dollars) could they not have sent me an email? The once every couple of years I need to write a check, I pay about $5 for a cashier's check. I also cancelled my Panama bank ATM cards. The fees were terrible.
  19. A trusted Panamanian friend has told me that the labor union Sun Tracs plans to close all the Boquete roads on Thursday. Given the state of the roads, it's probably pretty easy to close them.
  20. Somebody needs to go to this and report back "what is glamping?" Also, it seems additional people cost $10 admission. What does the first person cost? A potluck dish to pass? Very confusing.
  21. Is this possibly a vacation to Boquete on taxpayer expense?
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