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  1. Dr. Ted Harrison has provided a copy of his presentation materials as used in his interesting talk yesterday (March 21st) at the BCP Theater. Note that there was a typo in his presentation materials, which was caught in real time during his presentation. The material that he provided is a corrected copy. Click on the below link to access a posting on the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website for access to his presentation materials. Be advised that downloading of content from the CL requires that you be registered and logged into the website. If you are not already a member, then click on the "Sign Up" icon in the upper right of the home (index) page. There is no cost involved in using CL. Click on the below link, then scroll to the bottom of that event. If you have questions about how to access or use CL, then please send an email to
  2. The BCP Center and Cafe will be closed this Sunday, so again, no movie. It has been officially announced that Joy Alexander, who leads the morning Yoga Classes in the Hex room - and is also a professional graphics designer, will be the new proprietress of the Hex Room Cafe (under a new name) and it's events program. I look forward to working with Joy and the continuation of our Sunday Matinee Movies at the BCP cafe. Although it will be closed this coming Sunday, the current volunteer-operated version of the BCP cafe will be open most other days through the end of March, and is scheduled to re-open as a new business under Joy's management on April 1. -------------- Upcoming movies - details about each film will be sent out during the week before the screening. April 2: Buena Vista Social Club (1999) April 9: Tracks (2013 - Australia) (Note: BCP management assures me that they are taking steps to have the large-screen TV in the Hex Room will be serviced to eliminate the the multiple shut-downs that occurred during our last couple of films.)
  4. TVChiriqui is pleased to announce the posting of the presentation by Milagros Sanchez Pinzón, translated by Luz Graciela Joly Adames, regarding the history of Chiriqui Province and Boquete held on January 31, 2017 at the BCP. Milagros Sanchez Pinzón is the premiere historian for Chiriqui Province and Boquete in particular. She authored the book Boquete, Rasgos de su Historia in 2001 and Boquete: Valley of the eternal rainbow in 2006 -- research and photos illustrating the rich history of Boquete and its founding families. Luz Graciela Joly Adames, Tenured Professor of Anthology, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, is also an historian and a translator. The Video can be viewed at (Videos – Historia de Boquete) and (Videos Generales) We hope that you find our productions both interesting and informative. TV Chiriqui
  5. A horse's viewpoint to Sunday's Cabalgata in David with thousands of riders & spectators. YOUTUBE: John R Hampton NotSereyus Productions
  6. Buy your tickets NOW! for this Special Opportunity to Enjoy to the Best Band in Boquete QUANTUM TRIBE featuring Harreson Mayers and Edgar Vargas Relax in the lush Poolside surroundings of Lucero and Give Back to this Community by doubling raised funds for two wonderful charities. Tickets will go fast for this special event on Easter Sunday, April 16th Buy yours now at MailBoxes, Etc.
  7. Valle Escondido with Toronto's Jazz/Funk/Rap Shuffle Demons at BJBF 2017 FACEBOOK: YOUTUBE: John R Hampton BJBF Cinematographer NotSereyus Productions
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    Ted Harrison is a long time Boquete resident. He started the predecessor to Boquete.Ning and Chiriqui.Life (called Boquete.Org) way back in about 2002. He also started the first weekly newspaper here called the Bajareque Times. He's seen a lot of changes in Boquete and also in the expat population
  9. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Tuesday, March 21 – “Saving Your Brain” by local resident Ted Harrison, MD. Dr. Ted will tell us how to help avoid Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, etc. as you grow older. Tuesday, March 28 – Kevin Fisher aka “Sparky” will give a talk/demonstration on cutting edge light based wellness technology. These products are used for appetite control, cell repair, detoxification, sleep, pain relief, energy, stress, and inflammation control. FREE ADMISSION Tuesday, April 4 – Mike Petersen (BS Mathamatics and BS Information Technology) presents “The Universe, Q&A”. He will entertain questions about the Universe, regardless of content. Mike has made a life-long study of Cosmology and associated topics, and know that a Q&A on this subject would garner many, many questions. Many will not be answerable, but that is one of the points. Tuesday, April 11 – Four Boquete authors present their works: James Fletcher - Poetry ( Byron Edgington - Biography or essay ( Gabrielle Reynolds - Fiction (in progress) Tuesday, April 18 – Scott Yates will speak about the attributes and use of treated bamboo in construction of affordable kit houses already built and available here in Boquete. These are lightweight, ultra strong, energy efficient, quiet homes that are ultra low waste with natural light and beauty. Designs are available in ultra low cost 400 sq ft to luxurious 1800 sq ft homes. FREE ADMISSION Tuesday, April 25 – Jim Kavney will tell us about snakes in Panama – the good, the bad and the ugly. Jim’s love of Reptiles began when he was a youngster in New York and he became a Herper for life. He’s collected and studied snakes ever since and even worked a summer job with Ross Allen, one of the best-known herpetologist in the U.S. in the fifties. Jim’s goal is to teach us to identify and to not automatically kill the snakes we find in our yards and fields. Tuesday, May 2 – Dr. Bill McGraw will give a talk on the research he has done on coral reefs of Panama. Dr Bill Has been studying coral reefs in Panama for over 5 years and has documented the effects of the most intense el nino (2015-2017) in the past 25 years that has caused increased ocean temperatures and bleaching of coral ( He has visited every major reef system in Panama and has a scientific paper published in the Journal of Reef Encounters, regarding the el nino effect on corals at the Secas Islands., Did you know that corals have been reported to have been reduced by 50% in the Caribbean area of Panama during the past 30 years? Thankfully, although there has been widespread coral mortality, corals have found a way to adapt and survive the higher temperatures. Come and find out how they are doing it and what we can do to ensure the survival of one of the planet's greatest treasures. Go here to read more about Dr. McGraw’s work in Panama saving the shrimping industry and visit his website at Tuesday, May 9 – Evolution of the sports of Rock Climbing & Slacklining in Panama in general and Boquete in particular. Program presented by Cesar Augusto Melendez - Panama's first proffessional rock Climber & Sponsored World athlete and Ruben Dario Camarena - Panama's first Highliner. The presentation will include photos and videos. Tuesday, July 4 – Tom McCormack will tell us all about Panamanian legends, wives tales, myths, and superstitions. This is a very entertaining talk and will teach us all something about this place we call home. . To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, email
  10. We have quite a bit of compost ready-to-use. Made from cow manure + ash from rice and coffee hulls. Good for what ails your plants. $5 per 25lb flour sack -- and multiples thereof. Also lots of trees and flowering shrubs -- list on Chiriqui life. all plants $5. All proceeds to the Biblioteca de Boquete. If you're coming, please let me know by email or phone ahead so I'll be here to help you. Directions to Finca Tangara from Boquete. At San Francisco Plaza turn right. We are 6km down the road. Pass Boquete Country Club on left, then Ruiz coffee beneficio. Pass thru Palmira Centro, leaving mini-super on your left. Continue, passing cow pasture of Hacienda Esmeralda on right, eventually reach on left, a dairy operation and garage for trucks and farm machinery. Then pass office and coffee beneficio of Esmeralda (on left) – somewhat hidden by trees. About 200m beyond that, the main road (paved) continues left at a fork. Immediately beyond that fork there is a small white bus stop/shelter on left. Our sign (Finca Tangara) is right there and the entrance is a gate with vertical metal bars. The vivero is about 50m down the drive on right; our house is another 50m down on left. Peter Sterling my phone: 6652-2763
  11. Don’t Forget! Saturday March 18 is our Annual Meeting at 1 PM followed by a thank you reception for all volunteers AMIGOS DE ANIMALES SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC CLINIC: Sunday March 26, 2017 WHERE: The Animales Clinic in Alto Boquete FOR APPOINTMENT: contact Magaly at 6563-8686 or TO VOLUNTEER: contact Alicia at please let me know if you can come in the morning, afternoon, or all day. Once again, we are asking that anyone who can, to please bring a dish to share for our clinic lunch.