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David van Harn

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    David van Harn
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. $2-3 per person is suggested, but any level of donation is appreciated. The Clubhouse Cafe in the BCP Hex Room will be open. Food and drink are available for purchase, and you can eat in the Clubhouse before or after the movie - or bring food and drinks into the theater. But please clean up after yourselves so we don't have to hire a janitor. Note: If you want to on our email list (or be removed from it), please reply to BoqueteFilmClub@gmail.com (If you subscribe to our mailings, you will receive weekly announcements rather than only the once per month notices allowed by News.Boquete.) October Films: October 7 - Annilihation (USA - 2018) October 14 - No Movie because of the Health Fair at Feria with parking at BCP October 21 - The Last Movie Star (USA - 2017) October 28 -Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (USA - 2018)
  4. The screening of "Brooklyn" scheduled for today has been cancelled. We were notified at the last moment that La Villa Coffee Lounge will be closed Sunday and Monday. The BCP Board of directors assures me that we will be back on track this week with new cafe management. If all goes well, I will verify the moving out the schedule one week, and hope to show "Brooklyn" next Sunday. As they say in radio, stay tuned for details. We apologize for the short notice.
  5. f you are interested in helping out and joining the enthusiastic group of Jazz Festival volunteers, contact Lori Hart via e-mail at (LLHART160 at aol.com). You don't need to be available every day or all day. SUV's are best, If you have one and want to help out and personally meet some of the musicians, this is a fun opportunity. Lori Hart - who filled in for me last year when a mild heart attack put me in the hospital during the festival - is the transportation coordinator again this year. David van Harn
  6. $200 - includes original remote control. An excellent Sony product - and has always been used with a surge protector. I bought this high-quality Sony Bravia LCD-TV new in the box shortly after I moved to Boquete here in 2012. This TV has seen light usage, and is in like new condition. (I don't subscribe to cable TV, and used it only for movies, videos and music in the evenings.) -- Contact: David van Harn - 6706-7236 (voice or text) or email [dvanharn at gmail dot com] .
  7. And what will the increase in the Medicare deduction be? My SS pension net payment has gone down the past couple of years. However, according to this October 4,2016 Money Magazine article: "The majority of Medicare beneficiaries have nothing to worry about. Most people who have their premiums deducted from their Social Security checks are protected by what’s called the “hold harmless” rule: Their Medicare charges can’t increase by any more than their Social Security income goes up." Bottom line, I don't expect to see any increase in my SS retirement benefit payments in 2017.
  8. Interesting - I thought my barrio in Volcancito abajo got its water from up the hill - didn't realize that it was pumped up the hill from down below. A truck was distributing potable water to local residents across the street from the Food Box about an hour ago. I have agricultural water still flowing - using buckets of that for flushing toilets - but it is nasty looking stuff full of sediment and stringy things. Bottled water, paper plates and personal deodorant will have to do until potable water is flowing again.
  9. I rent a house on the side street off Volcancito Road just past the entrance to Santa Lucia - a dead end lane lane that heads back down the hill towards Bajo Boquete. My water supply has been iffy for several days, but now I have no water flow & my reserve tank is empty - first time in three years of living at this location. I also understand that Bajo Boquete is having water pressure problems. Anyone have a clue as to what is happening?
  10. As a former corporate IT desktop and network administrator, my computer and e-mail security practices and habits mean that I very rarely get e-mail scam messages, but I got one this morning, as did friends who also use good security. The scam e-mail "appears" to originate be from the account of Robby Robinson at "Real Panama Tours." If you get this e-mail, delete it immediately - it is a scam that is "phishing" - trying to get you to give someone your private information and e-mail password so they can steal your e-mail contact list. The subject line is "Re: Signed Document." and in the e-mail is this graphic: Don't follow the included link.
  11. I also echo the thanks given to Bud and Marcelyn. I dropped by Boquete.ning this morning after a couple of weeks of totally ignoring it, and saw that the global warming denialists there were trying to bait me again. Since in general, willfully ignorant people and conspiracists do not accept understand science and rational thinking, and they don't accept evidence and reason, I merely posted some silliness, and then quickly left without engaging the instigators. I have also given upon posting my artisan woodturning "event" notices there because no one seems to monitor the requests and approve them in a timely manner and post them promptly as Fran did in the "old days." (The News.Boquete e-mails listserve and the posting of them here is a much better option - and certainly more reliable.) And now it's time to try out some new ideas for artistic woodturnings...
  12. Although I do like to get out and about and enjoy Boquete's local tourist-town Panamanian culture and day-to-day life, I also enjoy the unique experience of Restaurante La Villa and its park-like setting at the BCP Center. It's nice to hang out for a while and enjoy some coffee or other drink and occasionally a light breakfast or lunch. When there is no event in progress, the place is peaceful and serene with the river burbling quietly in the background. There are a couple of hammocks and hanging fabric chairs on the back terrace in addition to tables and regular chairs. Elizabeth and her staff in cooperation with the regular BCP staff have done a great job of cleaning up the facility and its grounds, and Elizabeth is constantly planting new and interesting things such as herbs, flowers and even a few pineapple plants. I have been a friend of Elizabeth (a.k.a. Lucy) for sometime, and now stop by La Villa hang regularly. She and her staff serve a nice - and always changing - selection of food and drinks, including excellent coffee that is fire roasted weekly right there at the BCP Center. La Villa usually has a small selection of delicious - and healthy - breakfast and lunch items as well. I have been talking to Elizabeth, as well as BCP Board of Directors members Bernie and Carol, about showing art house, foreign, documentary, and perhaps classic films (not main-stream movies or sports) weekly at La Villa. A new large flat-screen TV is being installed this week, and I hope to schedule a first showing very soon. I am starting an informal "Boquete Film Club" that will include a blog which I hope to set up today. I hope to utilize the new blog, as well as this forum, and perhaps an informal gathering at La Villa to discuss ideas for the film screening events. Keep your eyes and ears on alert - the local "arts" community is about to have some new events and opportunities.
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