Landlady with Iguana
By Eli Rowe
So, here’s an interesting story:
About a week ago, I was in my room, using my computer, when I heard my boyfriend holler in the living room. I got up to see what the fuss was about. He told me there was a huge iguana who just invited herself in and she was currently taking refuge behind our couch. Ok. No problem. I have experience with reptiles. My brothers used to keep several as pets.
So, my idea was to shoo her from behind the couch right out the front door. Piece of cake. But, my boyfriend had a better idea. Why not corner her with the broom so he could pick her up? What a great photo op that would be! Hey! Maybe we could put it on the cover of the next issue of Quepolandia.
By Jeannie Bird
Back in Quepos/Manuel Antonio – this being my 7th journey to Costa Rica and every time there is always something to write home about.
I choose to be on foot while living here for 3 months and find myself discovering wonderful quiet side roads, waterfalls, and pristine beaches.
Into my second week I head out to the local playa with my dog Candi to spend some time for a swim. I notice movement on the rocky ledge and walk closer. Whow! “What are you doing here?” I ask. Thus my conversation with a sloth begins. This fellow obviously has fallen from a tree and there isn’t a tree close enough for him to climb back on and be where “a sloth should be – up a tree”!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
It’s time to make your voice heard in the community by voting for your local favorites. The results will be published as an eBook and a print book titled, “The Best of Manuel Antonio & Quepos, 2013.” This community project will culminate in a local event to honor the winners (date and location to be announced). The deadline to submit this questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org is January 31, 2013.
Grateful to live here,
Evelyn Gallardo, Author of “The Best of Manuel Antonio & Quepos, 2012”
William A. Dwyer, 1886
by William Arthur Dwyer,
as remembered by his grandson, William Francis Dwyer
My paternal ancestors emigrated from Ireland in the 1850s and settled in the geographical center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula as pioneers. My great-great-grandfather, and other Irish immigrants, named the counties of Clare and Roscommon in Michigan after their Irish home counties. My grandparents, Will and Mildred Dwyer moved south to Jackson, Michigan, so that grandpa could take a U.S Post Office job that involved being in charge of the mail car of a Michigan Central RR train that ran daily between Jackson and Saginaw.
Donation of Ocean Rescue Equipment
By Harry Bodaan, President Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism
Ever since the City of Quepos signed a Sister Cities Agreement (SCI) with the City of Fort Lauderdale now more than 7 years ago, the Ocean Rescue Committee of the Chamber has been looking for ways starting our very own Manuel Antonio Beach Ocean Rescue Program. The Quepos Sister Cities Organization together with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Canton de Aguirre sent several delegations to Fort Lauderdale to compare notes with the Ocean Rescue Unit of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. Each participant paid for his own trip and no Chamber membership dues were used during any of these trips.
Marina Pez Vela hosted the 1st annual Quepos Billfish Cup tournament of the Costa Rica Big Game Series from the 12th through the 15th of April 2012, offering an exciting and competitive event for everyone involved while benefiting charities to Protect the Children of Quepos. Read More…
Seeds of Hope held its first fundraising event on April 28th in Los Altos in Manuel Antonio. The event was attended by over 70 people, the majority being local business owners. Seeds of Hope is an organization that is working against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking. Seeds of Hope is raising money to open the first shelter in the area for girls that have been exploited sexually. Read More…