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Summer school in Samara by CREAR
Dreams come true for local kids
By Lindsay Lavelle

La Asociación CREAR just finished up another two weeks of camp with the children from two elementary schools in the Sámara area. As always, the camp was free to the local kids and provided a chance for supplemental learning during their time away from school. Thanks to a grant awarded by ProArtes, the National Program for the Development of the Arts, (Programa Nacional para el Desarrollo de las Artes), CREAR was able to invite the local children, ages 5 to 12, to partake in some activities never before offered to them.

The students went to the Children’s Museum in San Jose and to La Casona in the National Park in Santa Rosa. They participated in various workshops lead by professionals from San Jose and abroad including a theater class, a self-esteem workshop led by psychologist Marla Hernandez Gaubil, a movement workshop from professional dancer, Paula Rivera Villareal, and a workshop about the history of books by Diego Lasso. We also did the successful surf lessons provided by the always collaborative C & C Surf School, as well as numerous other art-based projects.

This was by far the most enriching camp CREAR has offered to date and the children were very enthusiastic. Another summer camp will be offered during the vacations in January. More fun trips and workshops are scheduled including a trip to Africa Mia, a canopy and turtle tour, a visit to La Selva zoo, and much more! For more information or to make a donation, please call 2656-2338 or visit www.asociacioncrear.org


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The 22nd of June saw the arrival of six recent high school grads representing the Youth Program of the Elkhart, Indiana Rotary Club. Along with their three chaperones,  the young people worked for three days in the library, organizing and cleaning books and shelves and putting new books in the library inventory. More >

Auction for the Arts: putting art supplies in local kids’ hands

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The Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF), and local art curator Nina Arias, worked together to raise nearly $4,000 at Nosara’s first annual Auction for the Arts event, which hosted nearly 100 attendees at the Vista del Paraiso Restaurant on June 26th. More >

Sámara’s Health Clinic Refurbished Community Festivities Produce Funds

Sámara’s public EBAIS health clinic has recently been renovated; a project funded “practically by the people”, according to EBAIS Sámara general practitioner Dr. Fulvio Paniagua. More >

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Staging conceived under the notion of political jealousy

I am making use of my “right to respond”, in regards to an article published in the past edition of your newspaper, on page 32, and to which I will refer in the following way:

IN REGARDS TO WHAT WAS PUBLISHED: I understand the goal of journalism and its publications, but I believe that these must always be done in an objective manner and that what is being published must always be true. More >


Once upon a time there existed a beautiful area, set amongst the green lush tropical dry forest. Most of the inhabitants were happy with their peaceful lives until one day, an ogre decided to sell a piece of their property to a giant corporation to create a metal monster, only for their financial well being, and not taking into consideration the well being of those around them. More >





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