The first Corchos & Creatividad (Corks & Creativity) night went off with a bang last Thursday at Picasso. The evening started with some trivia, 6 teams were in attendance for this first session. Trivia will run as a 10-week league.
The 2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship began with open ceremonies in Oceanside, California, this past Sunday October 11. The event marked the largest gathering of the world’s best junior surfers.
The Ministry of Public Works has started to receive bids for building another bridge over the Panama Canal. The tender will remain open until November 30, 2015 for companies to submit bids.
By: Ivan Castilla
During the last couple of years, the worldwide demand for exotic fruits has increased significantly. These fruits, also known as tropical fruits, are mainly produced in emerging countries.
Cars lined the road of the equestrian community in Coronado on Thursday October 8th, at the Coronado Blood Clinic. Playa Community was the main sponsor for the event, providing snacks and beverages, for the second year in a row.
This month, Air Panama opened up a new daily route that will connect David, with Isla Colon and Changuinola (Bocas del Toro).
If you drive in Panama City, familiarizing yourself with the popular navigation application Waze is almost a must. This year for the first time, using data collected by drivers, Waze released their first “Drivers Index”.
October 11 2015 the 5th Scooter & Supermoto National Championship will take place on the Coronado track (Kartodromo De Coronado). The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue all day.
On October 23 from 7:30 p.m. onwards enjoy Painting and Jazz, an event brought to the community of Coclé by the Art in the Park foundation of Penonomé. Listen to live Jazz while learning about the world of art through painting.
There is a severe blood shortage in Panama. The need for blood is great, but less than 5% of healthy adults donate.
The rainy season can make for some slippery situations, so we spoke with J2L Seguros on how insurance can be the best way to keep from sinking. One important tip they passed along was that it is important to be aware of what your insurance covers.
On Saturday October 3, people from all over Panama came together to support breast cancer awareness at the MAIYURI CARRASCO race that took place on the beach in Gorgona at 4:00 p.m.
Meet Penny, Miss October in the Spay Panama 2015 calendar. Penny was rescued by Spay Panama as a puppy, after which she was adopted by an American couple who live Coronado. Betsy and John Salunek love their special rescure Penny.
The Theatre Guild of Ancon has taken on the production of ‘The 39 Steps’ a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
The play's concept is performed with a cast of four actors.
A mangrove is a tree or shrub; they grow tropical coast swamp areas that flood at high tide. About 50 types of mangroves grow in 123 countries, Panama being one.
Tomorrow (Saturday, October 3rd) join us at the 2nd Maiyuri Carrasco race, a 5k run/walk in Gorgona at 4:00 p.m. Profits from the race will fund breast cancer research. Registration can be done on the day of for a $20 donation. Participants will be meeting on Playa Serena - Gorgona, in front of the Bahia towers on the beach.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to get women talking about their health, visiting their doctors and scheduling mammograms. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 women (about 12%) developing invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
In 2006 Carmen Aparicio Guzman, Principal of the local school in El Espave felt the need to educate her students on the importance of preserving the mangrove ecosystems in the bay of Chame. Many of the school’s students come from families of ‘carboneros’ (people who harvest the mangrove for charcoal).
Throughout the month of October enjoy a free bottle of wine when you by any two entrees at Pantay Mediterranean Restaurant. The promotion is valid throughout the month of October
This Monday, the Association for the Protection of the Environment (AIDA) asked the Supreme Court of Panama to override a resolution that would allow the use of the 90% of river water in hydroelectric projects.
Canadian, Robert Ian Gray who was reported missing has turned up alive and in England, his lawyer confirmed today. Robert managed to flee the country despite court orders in place that required him to stay in Panama.
Canadian Robert Ian Gray, born in Etobicoke Canada, living in England and visiting Panama to collect a debt has been missing since September 25, 2015. He was last seen around 12:20 p.m. at the Centro American Hotel in Panama City, where he was last staying. His belongings are still in the hotel.
Article by Judy Whaling
On September 18, 2015, Major Leslie Howard of the National Police, approved a plan to provide English language instruction to the police officers who serve from the police division based in Chame and San Carlos.
Sunday’s national beach cleanup brought hundreds of people together in Panama to cleanup beaches, coasts and rivers in different parts of the country. Playa Community organized the group working on Playa Serena.
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