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  1. 2018 Panama Calendar

    Need gifts for friends & family back home? A 2018 Panama Calendar is the solution! Express ships from the USA. The fabulous pictures are a compilation of photographers all over Panama! Guess who the Boquete photographer is this year Only $18.99* plus shipping Here is the LINK: http://panamacalendars.com/product/2018-panama-calendar
  2. Raw Cacao Tea Ceremony

    -- Andei aka Gilberto Barria Vallarino Step-by-Step Better Body Balance Methods BodyMind Dojo https://www.facebook.com/bodyminddojo/ "Do less, be more"
  3. BCP Children's Christmas Party

    Dear Boquete Community, Remember our Annual Children's Christmas Party, Saturday, December 16th, beginning at 11 am to 2 pm at the BCP. There will be crafts and clowns, Santa and Mrs. Claus, pinatas and a children's movie, hot dogs, punch and goodies. We need volunteers to bake goodies (cookies, brownies, candy, etc.) and deliver them to the BCP between 9 am and 10:30 am on Saturday or Friday, the day before the party between 12:00 and 8:00PM. We can help with delivery arrangements if needed. We also need help with some of the activities like serving cookies or punch, tying balloons, assisting with crafts or helping with any of the other activities planned so PLEASE volunteer by contacting the BCP Membership Team: Charlotte Lintz - charl8855@bellsouth.net Edie Baxter – ediebaxter@gmail.com
  4. More Info? Pat at 6758-9933 or iloveboquete@yahoo.com
  5. Bamboo Beauty Spa Open House

    BAMBOO BEAUTY SPA OPEN HOUSE We would like to invite everyone to our first Open House, on Dec 15th from 2:30 to 5:30. We will have snacks, drinks and raffles for free professional products and services. We will also have special discounts on select haircare products. We offer free deep conditioning with the purchase of a three professional product package. We have gift certificates available and discount coupons at the door. Martina will have special Christmas offers for the holidays. Dr. Bill will be available to answer any question about our new Rife Technology Treatments, and we will have a free plasma treatment as part of the raffle. The place has been remodeled and newly decorated. We are located behind Pintacasa, across the street, just up from the library to the right. Thank you to all our clients for their continued support and we look forward to meeting new potential clients. Merry Christmas! Thank you, Gladys McGraw Certified Beautician Bamboo Beauty Spa 6531-0326
  6. ARF DISCOUNT COUPON BOOKS ONLY 10 MORE DAYS OF RE-SALE! Valued at over $350! Gets yours now for $25 each or 2 for $40. This offer good only until December 20th. Order your books via PayPal today or at the ARF tent on Tuesday at the BCP Mike's Global Grill- 50% off any entree Las Lajas Beach Resort- Book two nights, get third for free (May-Dec) Big Daddy's Grill (Boquete)- Buy one Boom Boom Shrimp, get one Free Bamboo Spa- 10% off services and product. Juanita's Salon- 10% off all services Tre Scalini- Free bottle of wine with purchase of two entrees. Microserv Panama- 25% off services/products Morton's Bakery- 25% off artisan bread purchase K9 Boquete- Pay for 2 lessons, get one free. The Haven- 40% off day pass & 20% discount on spa treatments FIT Training in Alto Boquete - Free Pass to one FIT class YiA Yoga- Two practice for the price of one. Boquete Outdoor Adventures - 15% off white water rafting La Jungla Experience Hostel - $10 conv credit with stay in private room. Big Daddy's (Puerto Armuelles) - Buy one Boom Boom shrimp, get 1 free. All About Boquete.com- Free upgraded classified ad or $5 discount. Volcan Tours- $20 off their Hike the Cloud Forest tour per person (4 min) EcoTreat- 10% off any two night stay. ARF- $5 off any ARF fundraising event Heidi Salon- 10% off services Two Guys and a Cooler- Free Brownie (no strings attached) Two Guys and a Cooler- 50% off any 1 entree. Two Guys and a Cooler- Buy 3 entrees, get 1 free. Angelica's Hand Spa- Buy one, get one free (mani, pedi, massage) Solace Massage- 10 % Discount first massage, 15% discount on second. Dog Camp- Board your dog for 7 nights, get one free The Rock- Free glass of wine with an entree purchase. Black & White - Buy one pizza, get one 1/2 price. AND MORE...
  7. BJBF dinner dance at Oasis

    Attention all Boquete Jazz&Blues fans: As 2017 is drawing to an end, and another great Jazz&Blues Festival will be just a few weeks away there’s another pre-festival event coming up to look forward to: January 7, 5pm-9pm: A promotional BJBF dinner dance party at the OASIS restaurant featuring Chiriqui’s greatest sax man Rigoberto Coba and his quartet! Don’t miss this opportunity to get in the mood with an easy-going get-together with your like-minded festival aficionados, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Tickets for $15 are available at Mailboxes ETC. as well as at the Tuesday market and at the BJBF desk in the office of Inside Panama Real Estate opposite of Big Daddy’s restaurant (Thursday and Friday from 9am - 1pm)
  8. View this email in your browser Amigos de Animales December Newsletter Pat Chan of Spay Panama is a Hero of Panama! Recently the many volunteers for Amigos de Animales, the local spay/neuter clinic mounted a campaign to encourage folks to vote in the nation-wide "Heros For Panama" contest. There were 7 very worthwhile nominees. It was just announced last night that Pat Chan, founder of Spay Panama and the inspiration for the local spay/neuter clinic won this most prestigious award. Chan won with nearly 50% of the total votes cast. Chan's Spay Panama group has neutered over 145,000 animals as of last week. We are so proud of Pat Chan and her loyal volunteers who do so much for so little - an inspiration to us all. Spay Panama was started in the Republic of Panama in 2001. For years, a small group of volunteers and vets worked together to make a difference and improve the welfare of less fortunate animals in the Panama City area. The more animals that were sterilized, the more animals Pat, founder of Spay Panama, saw that needed to be done; and they were criticized by the Panamanian vet community. In Pat's words,"It was like swimming against a strong current." At that time, cats were kept for 4 days after surgery, placing a burden on the volunteer staff. Someone made a comment that there was an experienced, and knowlegable vet in Mississippi that had a method where sterilized animals could be released the same day. It took some convincing for Dr. Isis Johnson-Brown to accept to come to Panama to train Spay Panama. In 2006 she came, saw, understood; this was the beginning of a long and valued symbiotic relationship. She became a mentor, friend, crying shoulder, and protector. Throughout its history, Patricia Chan and Spay Panama have been champions for feral and homeless animals, and Spay Panama was the inspiration and guide for Amigos de Animales. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Pat, and value the inspiration and guidance of Spay Panama. On a monthly basis, we care for many animals, but the cost of medications, anesthesia, supplies, etc. far outweigh the income we generate from payment for our services. We never turn away an animal, regardless of the owner's ability to pay. We also have several great Collectors who gather animals from Boquete, Dolega, David and beyond and bring them to our clinic for neutering or spaying. Often, these animals are sterilized at no cost to the Collectors so we can continue to reduce the population of homeless animals throughout our community. Please help us continue to care for the health and well-being of Chiriqui's animals by making a donation of any size! DONATE NOW How Dogs Can Smell When You’re Leaving—and How to Make It Easier on Them If you’ve ever left the house early on what promises to be a hot summer day, you’ve noticed a certain scent. It’s warmth and lazy days and fun all wrapped together. Or perhaps you’ve smelled the scent of cold when you open the door for your winter evening dog walk. Seasonal and temperature differences are about as deep as our inferior human noses will allow us to delve into time. Dogs, on the other hand, measure their days in scent. And, because their lives revolve around our presence, the longer dogs are alone, the more responsibility we have to assure that they’re comfortable and busy. Alexandra Horowitz, founder of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, describes it as “stereo-olfaction”—the ability to discern completely different scents with each nostril. A dog’s nose enhances smell the way a fancy high-definition television enhances your visual experience. How? The canine nose has hundreds of millions more receptor cells than the human nose, including many of which the human nose simply doesn’t contain. This spectacular ability to smell is a primary factor in your dog’s ability to understand the passage of time. The strength of your scent on the air of your home, for example, can indicate how long ago you left the house. The weaker your smell, the longer you’ve been away. How dogs smell time To dogs, time quite literally smells different throughout the day. Morning has a different scent from afternoon, which smells different from night-time. The canine nose is so sensitive that dogs can determine the difference between 5pm and 6pm, the time when your partner’s car rolls into the driveway every weekday. This sensitivity also helps explain why dogs have excelled at hunting and retrieving over the centuries, and why they benefit tremendously from scent work. Of course, most dog guardians know their dogs love to smell! We also know that the longer we’ve been away, the more excited our dogs are to see us when we return. Swedish researchers have done us the favor of confirming this is true. A study conducted in 2010 found dogs left alone for longer than two hours greeted their guardians more intensely and remained more attentive after their return. How we can help a lonesome dog These types of studies on canine behavior are a good reminder about how our behavior affects our dogs. But since most of us don’t have the luxury of quitting our jobs or keeping our dogs with us at all times, it’s our responsibility to make our absences as painless as possible for our canine loved ones. Try these solutions the next time you anticipate a long (or even a short) day away: Ease anxiety The ThunderShirt, which acts as a tightly-wrapped swaddle, can help some dogs to relax while the family is away. DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products mimic the calming scent of a nursing mother dog. DAP is available as a collar, plug-in diffuser, or room spray. Classical piano music (check out Through a Dog’s Ear) can help a dog to relax while you are gone. Some dogs are made anxious by external noises. White noise, whether a stand-alone device or a free app or website, can help to block those external sounds better than television or radio. Relieve boredom Puzzle toys go a long way towards engaging your dog’s brain while you are away. There are huge selections of puzzle toys out there. Check out our top picks here. If your dog doesn’t suffer from isolation distress or separation anxiety, a number of new toys on the market allow you to periodically interact with your pup while you are away. For instance, by sending them a treat (the Furbo lets you see your dog as well as give them a treat; you can learn more at their site) or powering up a remote-controlled ball. If your dog does suffer from severe panic while you’re away, these products, unfortunately, are likely to make your problem worse. Audio-visual experiences such as DogTV or a custom DVD show images of birds, squirrels, toys and other beloved doggy treats, and may entice some dogs into watching the boob tube while you’re away. Creative enrichment involving scent and taste is enough to change your dog’s life from boring to amazing. Check out shelter enrichment for some awesome inspiration. Get help from a dog sitter, doggy daycare provider, or dog walker This is self-explanatory. Find a companion for your dog, and the daytime hours will pass more quickly! F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K Copyright © 2017 Asociacion Amigos de Animales, All rights reserved. 2017 Member Our mailing address is: Asociacion Amigos de Animales Amigos de Animales Events Center Alto Boquete Panama Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list
  9. Rotary Sale is Postponed

  10. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Tuesday, December 12 – Boquete Medical Associates and Keep It Simple Panama. The topic will explain the benefits derived from the merging of the two organizations making it easier to obtain quality and specialized medical care in Boquete. FREE ADMISSION Tuesday, December 19 – Howard Green & Joyce Kinnear will explain to us about how to use Facebook and Twitter. Tuesday, December 26 – Glenn Davis, author, lecturer, historian, and Boquete resident. Glenn has been a professor at Rice U. (history), Blinn College (journalism) and Texas A&M (international studies). He is the author of 4 books available on Amazon.com, three other books published in Japanese by leading Japanese publishers and hundreds of articles on Japan and Japan-American relations. Glenn also appeared regularly on Japanese TV and radio. He will speak on “My personal struggle with biculturalism, 40 years in Japan”. Tuesday, January 2 -- Jason Boss on cryptocurrency. In a world that is changing ever so much, today’s buzz word is cryptocurrency. When it comes to alternative forms of currency, unless you have a very experienced advisor, you will be burned. This talk will focus on what cryptocurrency is, what it can do for you, what coins are right for you, where you can begin, and how you can safely store your currency. All of this information will be provided by someone who has been in the crypto game since its start in 2008. This is the expert advice you want in this new school digital age. Tuesday, January 9 – Judi Smith is the owner of the International Clinic of Biological Regeneration (www.icbr.com). She practices Cell Therapy, an anti-aging treatment, developed by Dr. Paul Niehans. Judi has clinics in both Nassau and Mexico. There is free admission to this talk. Tuesday, January 16 – Panama, The Musical Tuesday, January 23 – Dr. Ted Harrison, Boquete resident, will present a talk on the medical research study his team did in Boquete last spring. Tuesday, January 30 – Sandra and Lloyd Cripe on “Birding as a hobby.” Tuesday, February 6 – Yira De Alvarado will speak about her work with Nutre Hogar of Chiriqui. Phil McGuigan, head of Amigos de Boquete will introduce Yira. Nutre Hogar is a private organization created in 1988 by Monsignor Romulo Emiliani and a group of volunteers, in order to recover and prevent severe malnutrition of children of the most impoverished communities of our country. Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from Hospital Materno Infantil Jose Domingo De Obaldia. They attend to the children’s needs with medicine, dietary supplements, education, and MUCH LOVE. To give you an understanding of the scope of this Mission, they need $25,000.00 per month to maintain operations. The presentation will be filmed by TV Chiriqui. We will organize a bus trip to see this amazing facility. http://nutrehogar.org/ Tuesday, February 13 – Glenn Davis, author, lecturer, historian, and Boquete resident. Glenn has been a professor at Rice U. (history), Blinn College (journalism) and Texas A&M (international studies). He is the author of 4 books available on Amazon.com and three other books published in Japanese by leading Japanese publishers. Coming just two weeks before the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival, Glen will speak on the latest book he is writing titled Blood on the Cotton, about the history of the blues in Texas. This presentation is an analysis of the origin of the blues, which started in Texas and Mississippi (most people think about only the latter). It focuses on the blues pioneers in Texas and how they influenced other forms of music, such as rock and roll. It also will show clips from the Internet on early blues performances. Tuesday, February 20 -- Come and learn basic survival command (questions and answers) in Spanish from U.S. Warden Hank Landis. Survival/command phrases will cover topics of: health, security, and personal needs. Tuesday, February 27 Tuesday, March 27 -- Ovaladia Hospital Folkdance Group from David.led by Dr. Efraim Rios. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
  11. GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS OR OSTEOPOROSIS (OR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PREVENT THEM) For the past few years I have been making, using and selling El Matador Boron Supplement. I learned about the importance of Boron through reading about an Australian plant scientist who discovered that he could treat his arthritis with boron. Now the news has entered mainstream medical information. Here is part of an article I just received today. Scientists say its disappearance from our diet is the reason arthritis rates are climbing. Now ... here's the easiest way ever to halt your pain and rebuild your damaged joints... Arthritis can take all the shine out of your "golden years" — and doctors are seeing more cases of it these days than ever before. Now we know the reason why... Scientists have just discovered that the disappearance of the trace mineral boron from our diet seems to be the reason osteoarthritis rates have been climbing. They've found that... In areas where boron is plentiful in the soil and food supply, arthritis rates are nearly zero. But in places where boron is scarce, arthritis rates are quite high. Moreover, people with arthritis tend to be seriously deficient in it. How can we be sure? Because after just 7 days of giving a boron supplement to people with arthritis, researchers noted that... ...every single marker of painful inflammation was significantly reduced — and it triggered the rebuilding of cartilage and bone! This is a truly groundbreaking discovery! It means that this tiny trace mineral could hold the solution to your arthritis misery — and quite possibly save you from knee or hip replacement surgery (or a life of dangerous pain medications). Let me tell you more... The reason glucosamine and chondroitin didn't work for you could be the same reason doctors are seeing more arthritis than ever before: a deficiency in the tiny trace mineral boron can have a huge impact on who gets arthritis — and how much suffering it can cause. We've had evidence since the 1960s that declining levels of boron in our diet is a prime cause of osteoarthritis. The next step was to induce osteoarthritis in laboratory animals — and then give them boron supplementation. To everyone's surprise, the animals' arthritis was stopped in its tracks! Studies of soil and food supplies were conducted. The next step was to induce osteoarthritis in laboratory animals — and then give them boron supplementation. To everyone's surprise, the animals' arthritis was stopped in its tracks! Human trials were then conducted. After just two months, 50% of the arthritis sufferers who received the boron supplement reported significant improvement in their symptoms. After just 7 days of receiving the mineral, every single marker of painful inflammation was significantly reduced in people with arthritis — while it also triggered the rebuilding of cartilage and bone. Finally, when researchers gave a boron supplement to arthritis patients already taking glucosamine and chondroitin, they got an even bigger surprise. Those patients displayed an additional 25% boost in pain-reducing, cartilage-enhancing performance. So, if you've taken a glucosamine chondroitin supplement and had no results, a deficiency of boron could be why. In another article I found this: It has been estimated that 55% of Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis and of these approximately 80% are women. Worldwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, and this is responsible for millions of fractures each year. In scientific studies Rats with osteoporosis were given a Boron supplement for 30 days with the result that their bone quality was then comparable with that of the healthy control group. Boron is so good for you that its benefits for arthritis and osteoporosis are not the only ones. It also helps to balance hormones in the body. AND it is excellent for treating candida (yeast) infections in the intestines, on the skin and vaginally. Not only that, there is a long list of other benefits. It’s really pretty amazing to find one low-cost supplement with so many benefits. El Matador Boron Supplement comes in liquid form for easy absorption in or on the body. As a preventive maintenance dose you need about three teaspoons per day, which you can take directly or put into water, tea or coffee. If you are treating arthritis or osteoporosis, you need six or more teaspoons per day (generally not to exceed seven teaspoons, though ten teaspoons is quite safe). For candida infections in the intestines, the dosage is three ounces per day (spread throughout the day in a bottle of water) for four or five days. El Matador Boron Supplements costs $12 for a one quart bottle. That is a two month supply as a maintenance dose. If you would like more information about Boron and its benefits, send an email to me at usn11958@gmail.com with the word “BORON” in the subject line. I’ll send you two or three documents about boron and some additional information that you may find useful. If you have a question about a specific problem or condition, please mention it. If you would like to buy a bottle of El Matador Boron Supplement, send an email to usn11958@gmail.com or call me at 6745-2828 I try to keep a supply of El Matador products in my car in case someone at the market or elsewhere wants to get some without calling to order. Bob Gregory No one cares more about your health than you. You owe it to yourself to learn about what really works to maintain it.
  12. Only 22 days left to get your tickets to the 2018 Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival at the discounted rate! Prices increase January 1st so get yours TODAY, and be a part of this amazing festival featuring Spyro Gyra and Grammy-nominated Dwayne Dopsie! And to help with your ticket purchases, BJBF will have a representative at Inside Panama Real Estate, across from Big Daddy’s, starting next week. Office hours for December are Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Special thanks to Inside Panama for supporting the 2018 BJBF ticket office.
  13. Finca Tangara Nursery is well stocked for the holiday -- lots of plants blooming now. Full list below. I have a powerpoint of many plants on the list and can email it upon request. Less than 20MB. Also, will send directions upon request. We also have special BLUE GINGER plants from Bonnie Williams. Peter Sterling PLANT LIST FINCA TANGARA 2017 psterlin@gmail.com I make home calls to offer consults on pruning, planting , fertilizing, and so on. Visit is $25; all plants below are $4. All sales are contributed to the Biblioteca de Boquete to build the endowment fund – so that eventually interest on the endowment will pay the Library’s annual costs in perpetuity. Trees Laureacea family (avocado): Aguacatillo – tiny avocado-like fruit; tanagers, etc love it. Sigua (white and red) -- also small avocado-like fruit for birds; March-April Bambito – larger avocado-like fruit; food of the quetzal; highlands Croton niveus (colpachi) – fast growth; good windbreak; fruit beloved by parrots Cypress (cipré) – evergreen, dense foliage; prune-able as hedge or shrub; good windbreak. fast growth Eucalyptus deglupta (rainbow eucalyptus) – world’s fastest growing; pretty bark Bignonacea family: Tabebuia rosea (roble) candelabra-like arbor; white/rose trumpet blooms in March Tecoma stans (yellow trumpet blooms); small tree/shrub; grows fast and flowers often) Spathodea campanulata (African tulip; llama de bosque, flame of the forest) – fast growing; scarlet flowers Nance amarillo – plum like yellow fruit; tall tree; Inga (guabo; several species) mimosa like flowers; hummers, tanagers, orioles; fast growing Erythrina poeppigana (poró) – beautiful orange flowers, tall, fast-growing; highlands; birds Erythrina lanceolata (palo santo) fence-post tree; red machete flowers; pretty seeds Diphysa Americana (macano) bright yellow pea-like flowers; pea-like foliage fence post Enterolobium cyclocarpus (corotú, Guanacaste) – grows huge; spreading canopy; beautiful foliage; lowland Quercus (oak; several species: mamecillo, black oak) important forest trees Lonchocarpus minimiflorus – lovely purple flowers in Feb/March Mimosa – pretty flowers for hummers Trema micrantha -- Jamaican nettle; fast growth; seeds for grosbeaks and other birds. Cecropia obtusifolia (guarumo) -- fast growing; fantastic for birds Bahuinia variegata (orchid tree) – white orchid-like flowers Anacardium exelsum – espavé; tall tree related to mango and cashew. good forest tree Hymenaea courbaril (algarrobo) -- tall; best at lower altitudes good forest tree Spondias purpurea (red mombin; jobo) -- red, sweetish, cherry-sized fruit; live fence-post Caesalpinina pulcherrima (dwarf poinsianna; pride of Barbados)-- beautiful blooms; does well in Boquete. Flowers and Vines Asclepias curassavica (a milkweed); butterflies, including monarch Lantana camera – orange, white, pink butterflies Stachytarpheta franztii (porter weed, verbena)-- clustered purple flowers; hummers and butterflies Allamanda – yellow trumpet blooms; sturdy vine; wind tolerant (cover a fence) Penta – red and white; hummers Snakey succulent with red blossoms Reed orchids Flowering lily Shrubs Tres amores – blue,white, and purple flowers Brugmansia -- trumpet flowers with perfume in early evening Calliandra haematocephala (powderpuff) -- red blooms; hummers Streptosolen jamesonii -- marmalade bush, chinese hat (hummers and butterflies) Yellow daisy (as shrub or vine ) Hamelia patens (zorillo real, fire bush) -- tubular red flowers for hummers; berries for tanagers Jatropha multiday (coral bush) -- scarlet flowers shaped like coral Duranta erecta (golden dew drop) -- green or variegated; small blue flowers for hummers; yellow berries Melastomata shrub with purple spikey blossoms) Grasses Vetiver -- deep roots for holding soil on hillsides Lemon grass -- cultivar from the Nasó tribe on the upper Rio Teribe Agave (2 kinds) Maguey organ pipe “cactus” for tall fence, windbreak, etc
  14. This dog was wandering on Volcancito Road carrying his leash and looking confused. He has a collar but no tag. He almost got hit by several cars, so I loaded him in mine and asked around the neighborhood. Nobody knows him. I found him near the old Casa Decor building. If you know who he belongs to, please call me. I still have him, but do not have a good place to keep him for very long. He is tied up in my carport. ARF has no fosters, and Javier and Magaly have no more room. Judy 6517-3921