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Sámara Pacific School Fund Raising Event on March 27th
by ashley steyaert

On Saturday, March 27th the Sámara Pacific School is hosting a Special Fund Raising Event and Environmental Awareness Campaign. The activities will begin at 3:00 pm in the downtown Sámara soccer field in front of Banco de Costa Rica and include live music, a flea market, food sales (prepared by the local students’ parents), face painting and bilingual children’s puppet shows. A raffle will also be held with a wide variety of prizes for participants including kayak and canopy tours, dinner for two at some of the area’s finest restaurants, massages, manicures, pedicures, hair cuts, dental treatments and a night’s stay at luxurious Sámara lodges. The event is free to the public and the raffle tickets cost 1.000 colones. The school will also present information boards promoting environmental awareness, encouraging the use of cloth bags in place of plastic.

Sámara Pacific School was founded in 2008 and has since provided outstanding private education to children aged 2-5 ½ years with a strong emphasis in arts, music and environmentalism. The school runs a bilingual English-Spanish program and currently caters to 19 students enrolled in 4 different education levels. Each year the school awards full educational scholarships to low-income families, the funds for which are generated by community support and participation in events such as this. For more information please contact Sámara Pacific School founder and director Nicole Neukirch Buchbinder at 2656-0897.

Sámara Pacific School
Nicole Neukirch Buchbinder
Founder and Director

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Dear Editor,

I was pleased to see the “water issue” following some of the public discussions that occurred when I last visited Samara from my water starved town of Austin, Texas. I would urge developers and builders (and their deep campaign contribution pockets), to take the lead on enacting legislation at the local, state and/or federal level for mandatory low flow toilets, low flow showers, xeriscape landscaping and grey water sewage systems for all new construction, as well as for additions and any redo of existing construction that exceeds 25% of the value of the structure. More >




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