—Vida y tiempo—
When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly news letter —determined to tell all the good, bad, and the ugly. I knew some readers would be interested in the construction process. I expected others might be interested in the lifestyle of two people who had decided to live outside the box. For others, the adventures of Lita, the parrot and the cat took on an entertainment saga all its own.
Residencias Los Jardines is finished. We periodically have resales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.
More and more, the content will be dominated by events of our new project, "El Dorado" for short. While the future is always uncertain, I again aim to tell it like it happens —the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that is what follows.
In an effort to make the format more interesting and visually appealing and to field inquiries re. El Dorado, the news letter is now being distributed by Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager, Hacienda El Dorado. I will remain the author.
DISTRIBUTION METHOD CHANGE: We used to use Yahoo mail but the lists got too long and Yahoo dropped names for reasons we couldn't understand. We went o Google mail and that had is problems as well. We then went to a Google Group system where people had to enlist; some people were intimidated by this and / or it didn't seem to work for them. For a while, we ran two parallel systems but gave that after several months. We are now going to a different method...a non-website affiliated company which says it will distribute the newsletter and where I can update the address easily. We'll see.
Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT:
July 11, 2010
"Twitter To Be Formed and Informed" Says Twitter Co-Founder In Costa Rica
Co-creator of Twitter, Dom Sagolla, told in San José, Costa Rica, at the Cumbre del Futuro en Costa Rica (Summit of the Future), that the microblogging system is today "a way to be formed and informed".
July 11, 2010
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa): Shakira To Rock World Cup
Though Colombia never made it to the World Cup 2010, it is well represented, again, today with the curves and moves of Shakira, the Colombian pop superstar, will be centre stage with he latest song, "Wak Waka" the official song for World Cup 2010, has become the sound that captures the excitement of the most awaited soccer event.
July 10, 2010
San José - Caldera Re-Opened!
The 11 kilometres stretch of Ruta 27 or the San José - Caldera as it is commonly known re-opened this morning following following a decision by the ministro de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), Francisco Jiménez, Friday afternoon.
July 09, 2010
New ¢20.000 Note Next Month
The new ¢20.000 colones notes will hit the streets on August 11 said the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), Costa Rica's central bank.
July 09, 2010
Increase In U.S. Tourists Arrivals Expected This Month
Tour operators, hotels and any others in the tourism industry have something to smile for this month following the results of a study by the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) that forecasts an increase in U.S. tourtist arrivals this month.
July 09, 2010
Ombudswoman Wants A Review Of the Tolls On The San José - Caldera
The Defensoría de los Habitantes (Office of the Ombudswoman) is questioning the manner in which the toll rates were set for the San José - Caldera and says that drivers may be overpaying.
July 07, 2010
Costa Rica's President Defends Decision On Military
Costa Rica's president, Laura Chinchilla, defended the decision to allow U.S. warships and Marines in Costa Rica's national waters, saying that the authorization is not significantly different than previous authorizations with respect to the cooperation agreement signed a decade ago.
July 06, 2010
Costa Rican Government's Strategy Against Youth Violence
Costa Rica's presidenta, Laura Chinchilla, summoned a group of experts from the ministerio de Seguridad (Security), Justicia (Justice) and Educación Pública (Education) to develop a joint prevention strategy against youth violence.
July 05, 2010
Expansion Of San José Airport To Be Completed In November
Its only five and six months behind schedule, but by November the expansion of the Juan Santamaría (San José) airport will be complete.