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Thousands Enjoyed the Nosara Fiestas

By Adam Dietrich

This year, the Fiestas of Nosara drew a big crowd with thousand of people in attendance. The main event in the arena saw rodeo riders from all over Guanacaste, Nicaragua, Brasil and United Estates. The participants in the arena were a good mix of tourists and locals. The Tope, held on January 28, was equally successful drawing about 250 people.


A rider is tossed from a bull while festival participants rush in to distract, no one was hurt.


One of riders walks out to the center of the ring, this year featured riders from all over Guanacaste and also Nicaragua and the United
States.


A young rodeo fan watches the introductions before the start of the first game.


Festival cowboys stand ready waiting for the start of the first event during Friday 27th at the rodeo.


A cowgirl sits on her horse in the shade of a tree at the Tope at the fiestas of Nosara.


A horn player leads the house band near the food area of the Tope, throughout the event they would burst into song.

Staying cool at the Tope means staying in the shade, he found some on top of a truck, under a tree.


A cowboy 'tap dances' with his horse on a wooden box. Trotting on the spot was one of the informal skills competitions at the Tope.
As the horse trots on the wooden boards the horseshoes make a tapping sound.

 

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Dust Fashion Nosara 2012

Another year has passed and it looks like, yet again, Nosara will not be getting asphalt. However, potholes, molasses and choking dust are nothing for a seasoned Nosareño. Not only do we still carry out business in a dust cloud, we look good doing it. Here are some of the hottest fashions for this season in Nosara.

Rumor Has It That the Play to Raise Funds for the Library Was a Hit

Chaos reigned on stage and the audience cackled and roared with laughter as 10 actors collectively known as the Nosara Players interpreted Rumors, a comic play by Neil Simon, at the Selva Mar Club on Sunday, February 19th.

Kirtan Week in Nosara

The evening of Thursday, February 16, singer Krishna Das, popularly known as the rock star of chanting, will give a presentation beginning at 8 p.m. in the yoga studio of the Blue Spirit center in Garza. 

BlackSheep Turns Six and Celebrates with a Big Party

Next Saturday, February 18th, the BlackSheep, the only Irish pub in the middle of the Guanacaste jungle, will celebrate birthday number six. The party will start at 5 p.m. and all of the guests will be able to enjoy the exclusive music of successful trombonist Mark McGrain visiting us from New Orleans, USA.

Caricaco Music Festival Brings Music Caravan to Nosara
• Five Costa Rican rock bands and a California band will put on the year's best music show

Already in its fourth consecutive year, the Caricaco Music Festival will be held on March 10th at the Tierra Magnifica Hotel and will include Costa Rican bands Zopilot, Calle, Cocofunka, Sonámbulo and Daniel Patiño Quintana, along with California band Perro Bravo.

Enter VON's Writing Contest
Famous Writer Clive Matson is the Contest Judge

"We all have very interesting stories," affirmed author and poet Clive Matson, who will be visiting Nosara to conduct a writing seminar, and The Voice of Nosara would like to hear your stories. We invite you to submit an entry in our first writing contest, and Matson will select the winner, whose story will be published by VON.

Astrology VON February 2012

February invites us to spend time fine-tuning our relationship with the rest of the world. Listen, be patient, and do your best to get along with each other. Find the balance between caring for yourself, and working for the greater good. Take steps to forgive. Heal any unresolved wounds from the past that may come up for review.

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