Jack EwingNature and Local History Stories

The Punishment

The incident took place so long ago that Daniel Valverde doesn’t remember for sure if Alvaro Mesa was the one who actually felled the last manú negro tree on Hacienda Baru or not, but he was definitely the one who sent the workers up into the rainforest to cut it into logs and split the logs into posts. Some people say that what happened that day was Alvaro’s punishment for cutting down the last manú negro on Hacienda Barú. Others say it was the curse of an Indian shaman whose tomb Alvaro had opened. Regardless of why it happened, it was the worst experience of his entire life, and one that all the people who were with him that day will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Janine LicareKids Saving the Rainforest

Saving Shells

The art of shell collecting dates back thousands of years. Over time, shells have been used as currency, treasures and game pieces to different civilizations. In present times, shell collecting has led to the birth of conchologists, malacologists, among other words rarely used in the English language. The OCD reaction some might have towards picking up shells and storing them on their balcony or in vases in their living room is leading to a shortage in adequate sized homes for small sea creatures. Shells provide shelter to invertebrate animals with no mechanism of protection or self-defense. Every so often these creatures trade homes depending on how fast they out-grow their current homes. Those beautiful shells you keep on your shelves are actually the dead carcasses of sea creatures. When clams, oysters, starfish and mollusks die, their shells wash up on the beach with the tides and are taken as a shelter to those who do not have the mechanisms to create them themselves.

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Pat CheekQué Pasa en Quepos

¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – Sept/Oct, 2009

Bienvenidos & Welcome to the heart of Green Season in our beautiful part of Paradise! We certainly hope you enjoy your stay –and don’t let a little rain slow you down – just slip – slide & slosh around with the rest of us! This is our combined issue covering Sept/Oct. to give us a short break. We plan to use it to get our long awaited website updated………so look for us at www.quepolandia.com in the very near future…..

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Cosmic ConfettiHoroscopes

Cosmic Confetti’s Horoscopes – Sept/Oct 2009

VIRGO – August 23-September 22
This will be a VERY happy 2 months for you. After all, it is your birthday! And you know what they’ve been saying about that for a thousand of years, don’t you? “Happy Good! Me like Happy!” Cartwheels, hand stands, head stands, single arm press ups, sit ups, and sand castles the shape of gymnasiums are well starred. Take note, perhaps you could use a little exercise?
PROS: Smart /CONS: Perfectionist

LIBRA – September 23-October 22
“Geronimo!”, “Yahooooooo!” but NOT “Weee!” are the best ways to show extreme enjoyment such as when catching that big fish, canopying across the jungle, or jumping suddenly into water. This month your destiny has a lisp and is determined to say MISSISSIPPI…don’t worry about it…make yourself a coffee, sit down and read the internet, hell…its what you do everyday right? While you’re at it, make yourself a birthday cake, the chocolate and fattening kind cause no one celebrates birthdays with gusto after sweet 16!
PROS: Harmonious /CONS: Procrastinator

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Music & Events

Live Music and Events

BAR 506 Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm Live music BURÛ SEASIDE 2777-0331 fb:restaurantburuseaside Tuesday Live latin music Friday, 5:00 – 8:30 pm Los Howlers (Rock & Variety) Saturday, 5:00 – 8:30 pm Live Wire (Blues) Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Los Hermanos Chuchamon DRUNKEN MONKEY fb: profile.php?id=100077742669057 Various nights, 7:00 – 9:00

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