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    News Boquete (Penny Barrett)
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. NewsLady

    Blood Donors Needed!

    There are two different people who need blood in hospitals, now. The first, in Regional Hospital, whose sister is active in the Handicapped foundation. He needs 2 units of A or O Positive blood. The second is Robert Rees, in Mae Lewis Hospital. He needs 2 units of A Positive blood. If you are under age 65, and been in Panama for 6 months, please call Tamara Balkenhol @ 6254-5618 for further information & screening. Charlotte From almost Paradise 6693-5005
  2. There is to be an important meeting at the Wyndham Hotel at Albrook Mall in Panama City on Tuesday, September 4th. All US veterans are encouraged to register and attend this meeting. For more details, please see: http://www.chiriqui.life/calendar/event/1432-8th-annual-veterans-briefing-and-reunion-in-pc/ Veteran service officer contact information for those with questions is provided in that link. support@chiriqui.life www.chiriqui.life
  3. News from Your Friends at Animales! To read the Full Issue, Please Visit our Website: https://aadab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/The-Wag-Issue-2.pdf To read the Full Issue, Please Visit our Website: https://aadab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/The-Wag-Issue-2.pdf
  4. NewsLady

    Tuesday Talks

    10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, August 14 - There will NOT be a talk this week as the play Rumours will be in production and we don't want to take a chance with the set, lighting or sound. See you next week!\ Tuesday, August 21 - Jason Cuthbert is a computer science student at FRCC in Colorado, he will be giving a talk about Internet security and good practices to follow to stay safe online. This is something that is important for all of us. Q&A will definately be a part of this talk. Tuesday, August 28 - Newcomers Panel Q/A If you are new to Boquete or just have questions, this is the talk to attend. Al Stefanelli, Lin Hall, Larry Schramm and Penny Barrett. Each has been in Boquete for a different length of time. I call it a Newcomer's Talk, they will each describe a little about themselves, how long they have been in Boquete, what made them choose to come here, what challenges they faced settling in, etc. Most of the time will be available for the audience to ask individual questions. Tuesday, September 4 - Alain Mulaire is Director of Operations at SOListmo. Alain first moved to Panama from Canada in 2006 and has since lived in both Chiriqui and Azuero. Although he also runs the operations department of Planet Telecom, in 2015, management at Planet Telecom started to seriously look at solar energy and saw the potential in Chiriqui – thus launching SOListmo as a sister company to Planet Telecom. Since then, SOListmo has completed over 30 solar installations across the province. From homes, businesses and several telecommunicatons towers, SOListmo has gained significant experience with implementing solar energy in Panama. The talk will be an introduction to solar energy, the different options from off-grid, grid-assist to grid-tie systems – their strengths and weaknesses. We will also look at some of the projects in the country and talk about how to put solar in your home here in Boquete. We’ll also talk about non-solar power back-up systems that can help with the frequent power outages in Boquete. And of course, we plan on setting aside a significant amount of time for your questions. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
  5. -- Alexandra Gonzalez Marketing-Sale & Guest Relations Valle Escondido Resort Golf & Spa Boquete, Chiriqui 720-2454 6920-2578
  6. For those wanting to see a review of the musical performance by the quartet named Ensemblast at the Biblioteca de Boquete on Sunday, August 12th, below is a link to our posting on the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website. It was another wonderful event sponsored by the library under Elsa's leadership. Thank you to Elsa Castillo for these performances. Membership on CL is ***not*** required in order to view this review. Just scroll down to the second posting of this event for the review: http://www.chiriqui.life/calendar/event/1412-isaac-casal-ensemblast-concert/ Bud support@chiriqui.life www.chiriqui.life
  7. The Boquete Birders invite new comers, visitors and new birders on a bird walk. It is an easy walk through the back streets of Boquete Village. Join us and learn a little about our local birds. Bring binoculars & cameras if you have them. Bring a bottle of water (and a snack if you’d like). Tuck an umbrella in your backpack in case of rain. Sorry, no dogs allowed. * R.S.V.P. Required (The guide will not show up if no one replies 🙂 Boquete Backyard Birdwalk DATE: Friday, August 17, 2018 LOCATION: Plaza Los Establos Gazebo (not the gazebo in the Park) TIME: 7:45 am (Ends about 10:30 am) R.S.V.P. to Ann van Denburgh If you have a gmail account, please RSVP to boquetebirder@gmail.com
  8. Stop by Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 18, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team! See below a photo of the food our clients receive each month:
  10. Hello All, I am thrilled to announce Yoga Boquete has found a home... in not just one great location, but two! -- Thanks to Amigos de Animales AND The Haven. Starting this Thursday, Aug 16th, the new schedule is as follows: GENTLE HATHA YOGA “Community Classes” at Amigos de Animales Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 – 10:30 am ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ASHTANGA YOGA (Short Form) “Spa Classes” at The Haven Monday & Friday: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GUIDED MEDITATION (Yoga Nidra) “Spa Classes” at The Haven Monday: 3:00 – 4:00 pm ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ YOGA for EveryBODY “Spa Classes” at The Haven Thursday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Community Classes = $6 class / mats available for rent $1 Join community yoga classes … and support a worthy cause! A percentage of the class fee goes to support Amigos de Animales, a non-profit, volunteer organization that assists animals. Spa Classes = $8 residents / $10 visitors; mats provided Come experience The Haven, Boquete's the premiere spa, and all it has to offer! (Including additional yoga classes not listed above, taught by Michael Cooper!) For more information, including class descriptions, directions and more, visit: www.yoga-boquete.com Questions? Contact me (Joy Alexander) at 6426-0843, or just reply to this email.
  11. Greetings, Beginning Tai Chi Class at The Haven Spa will be starting soon. This low impact form of exercise is perfect for all ages and over time has many health benefits, including helping with balance and strengthening legs and knees thus reducing risk of falling...... Not that it's an issue here....... There will be a limited class size so that adequate attention can be given to each student. The class will start September 3 . It will be held at the Haven Spa Mondays and Thursdays from 11-12 for 10 weeks. The cost is $6.00 per class. The total is $120.00 which I will collect in full the first day of class. The form that will be taught is the Yang style 24 posture form. A link below will show this form. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4VIw41R-PU If you are interested, contact me at abbasingha@aol.com and I will reserve a spot for you. Please note: If you need to been gone for some of the scheduled class time, I will be happy to work with you on a one on one basis to ensure you get the entire form. In addition to the form you will also learn several standing meditation postures as well as 6 Qigong exercises that compliment this 24 posture form. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards, Art Singer