—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:
August 01, 2010
Experts Warn Of More Disasters For Failing Road Network
Although the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) and the CONAVI recognize the problem faced at many bridges, they say there is not much they can do against the forces of nature.
August 01, 2010
Bright Future For China-Costa Rica Ties: Ambassador
The establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Costa Rica in 2007 and the rapid growth of bilateral ties since then are in the interests of the two countries and peoples, said China's ambassador to the central American nation.
July 31, 2010
Visit Costa Rica By Way Of Facebook
The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rica's Tourism Board - has launched its official Visit Costa Rica Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, aimed at catering to the increasing demand for information about this small and peaceful Central American country.
July 30, 2010
Chaos On The Interamericana Norte
The complete closure of the Interamericana Norte at the rio Seco (kilometre 127) will not only affect tourism to Guanacaste, but also the supply of goods, like fresh fruits and vegetables and rice - both to Guanacaste and other provinces in the country.
July 30, 2010
Santa Ana Chosen As Site For Wind Farm
It will cost us$50 million dollars and by August 2012, Santa Ana will be generating wind power electricity for 5.700 homes in the Central Valley.
July 29, 2010
The Ministro de Cultura Can Perform At Concerts And Sell His Records
The ministro de Cultura, Manuel Obregón and his vice-minister, Iván Rodríguez, can perform publicly at concerts - free or paid - and sell records, according to a decision by the Contraloría General de la República (Comptroller's Office).
July 28, 2010
"Wild Bill" And Wife On Their Way Back To Panama
Using Costa Rica as a rest stop, the two foreigners detained in Nicaragua have been clearly identified as the American couple wanted in Panama in the death of at least one U.S. woman and up to six others, Nicaraguan authorities saying on Tuesday that they would hand the couple over to Panamanian authorities.
July 27, 2010
Costa Rica Nears Carbon-Neutral Goal
In its August issue (released this week), International Living magazine reports that Costa Rica is nearing a goal it set for itself in 2007, to be carbon-neutral in time for the country’s 200th birthday in 2021.