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Consumer Commission Fines Samara Hotel for Not Including Taxes in Advertisement
The Technical Support Unit for the National Consumer’s Commission has issued a fine to the hotel “Villas Playa Samara,” for alleged false advertising.
New Nicoya Library Inaugurated
Nicoyans came out by the dozens to celebrate, together with teachers, students and stakeholders, the inauguration of a new library for the city this past Thursday November 15th.
Families Inside Refuge in Peladas Can Get Hooked Up to Water Service
On Tuesday, November 13th, neighbors that live within the refuge area of Playa Peladas started digging trenches to install water pipes, with help from AyA and the Nosara Development Association.
Chopping Down the Guanacaste Tree in the Heart of Nicoya Outrages Many
Minicipalidad said that tree impeded construction of the new plaza
The broad leafy branches of a Guanacaste tree that provided shade for decades in Nicoya's park in front of the historic colonial church has been chopped down, saddening many for the loss of a tree that symbolizes the culture of Guanacaste and Costa Rica.
Letter to the Editor
A Story About Nosara's Beach Attack Dogs
It was after the attack by a large black dog that bit the back of my sandal as I tried to pedal my bicycle faster that I decided I was not going to be the hunted anymore. I had been chased a half dozen times and I was going to fight back! So I armed myself with a stick.
Google More Popular than Books at School Libraries
MEP Aims to Transform School Libraries into Resource Centers
The Google Internet search engine has become the best friend of students when doing homework. Since the speed of searching for content in digital texts is more comfortable for students than hunting amongst various books for the information they need, the number of visits made to school libraries has decreased notably.
Santo Domingo’s New ASADA Board Considering Options for More Water
Santo Domingo finally has a new board of directors for their ASADA (Water Administration Association), and the new board will continue efforts to obtain a new water source that can supply the community with sufficient water during dry season.
CREAR Hosts Club for Samara Kids
After giving the park in Cantarrana a facelift, CREAR now hosts Kid’s Club there Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Each day has a theme.
The Woman who Survived the Aftershocks of Criticism
On September 5th, when the municipal building started shaking and glass started falling around her, Vice Mayor Adriana Rodriguez Cardenas knew this was it: the big earthquake that had been predicted.
Unsung Heroes of the Earthquake
Moved by the stressful situations of many families after the September 5th earthquake, several locals have stepped up to offer their time and their resources to help.
Tune into Radio Samara
Samara now has its own internet-based radio station, known as Radio Samara, with two local radio personalities using the on-air names of Raul and Dave (not their real names). The radio station was launched at the beginning of September with 30 days of nonstop music with no repeats and no commercials.