Everyone is invited to an open house at Cheryl Rubin Joule’s in Altos del Maria to "pick your stone" day for your PET! Cheryl is a well known jewelry maker who has had great success with her Serenity Stone necklaces. Now, she has found some new stones of Jasper and has made them for any pet collar. They are 5.00 each ! Half the proceeds will be donated. Every Pet deserves one...
For installment three of our interview with Roberto Eisenmann, we return to the time of the US occupancy in Panama and discuss with Mr. Eisenmann how he views the current Panama's future now that the US military no longer occupies his country.
If you ask Mr. Eisenmann how he looks at Panama now as opposed to twenty years ago, he says, “It is a different country.”
Hello Everyone, As announced at the last CSA meeting we have decided to go ahead with the Annual CSA XMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE: DATE: NOVEMBER 20TH, 2010 TIME: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM WHERE: LA CARRETA RESTAURANT - EQUESTRIAN CENTER (same venue as last year) COST: $25.00 PER TABLE (includes table of approx. 30 in x 60 in and 2 chairs).
IT’S BACK by popular demand!!! CSA is hosting another Beach Party and BBQ at Costa Esmeralda on July 1 so mark your calendars now! And EVERYONE is invited so tell your friends and neighbors! If you were at the Beach Party in January, I’m sure that you definitely think of a “good time.” If you were not able to make the one in January, you definitely missed a “good time.” If you just can’t remember whether or not you were there, please take the time to visit www.playacommunity.com, click on Photos at the top and scroll down to CSA BBQ Picnic. Jamuna did a wonderful job recording the day in pictures!
The new Panama Roadrunner website is now up and running, (www.panamaroadrunner.com) this small locally operated business has gone from strength to strength since its initial launch in November 2009, Ashley, the owner of Roadrunner has set up a much needed service to both residents and tourists in Panama, providing a safe and comfortable Transportation Service, not only to the Airport but has extended services to the City and surrounding areas such as Colon and also now covering the majority of Hotels.
In this installment of our interview with history-maker, Roberto Eisenmann, we will look at what life was like once he returned to Panama, his experiences with the new government, his own political aspirations and the many positions he has held throughout his career. We continue:
If you ask Roberto Eisenmann if he, himself, had ever thought about running for office based on his popularity with La Prensa and his fight for the freedom of Panamanians, he says that he had thought about it a lot.
Perhaps you used to read the Panama Star newspaper; it was definitely a great source of local information in English. But, then, all of a sudden it disappeared, and you were unable to find it anywhere. Well, the physical paper may no longer exist, but the writers and the concept continue to live. The difference is that they are now virtual, online at www.newsroompanama.com !
David Young, the editor of the new online news site, was also at the helm when it was known as Panama Star. According to David, “The Panama Star was “hidden” in Estrella and sufficient effort was not put into marketing it to the English-speaking community. For example, ads promoting it were run on Spanish TV and in Estrella. So, because they were unable to attract advertising revenue, they decided to fold the publication.” After they stopped printing, the team had numerous discussions about the possibility of launching a weekly or bi-weekly magazine, similar in style and format to Time or Newsweek. Instead, they decided that it would be best to build a readership and advertising base to find out what readers were looking for before going to actual print.
“I enjoy life because I’m doing what I want to do – that to me is the most important thing in life” says Podi Lawrence. A painting should be completed with Love. Love of the subject matter or just the love of the process “playing” with color and paints. “There needs to be passion in a painting, whether in the subject matter or the way it is painted “
Lawrence is an international award winning artist from England, now living in Chame. She has exhibited her work in London, Paris, New York and Toronto and received several awards including a Bronze Medal at the Paris Salon in 1994 and honorable mention by Prince Charles when he chose a piece of her work for exhibition in the Mall Gallery, London.
Those of you who live in the Coronado area know the name Roberto Eisenmann I, very well, and, like most of us, you probably associate the name with real estate. Perhaps you bought your land from a family member, or perhaps you had your house built through an Eisenmann company. However, do you also know that in the country of Panama, Roberto Eisenmann is more than just a land owner/developer? Since the time of dictatorship and during Panama’s struggle to become an independent nation separate from US interference, Roberto Eisenmann has been part of the very backbone of this country!
Recently, Playacommunity.com had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Eisenmann. Here we present the first of several installments of our interview. We hope you enjoy learning more about one of Panama's significant history makers.
For a moment, Jack did not realize that the faint buzzing sound was actually coming from the buzzer to his door. It had been weeks, months maybe, since anyone had come to visit and pushed 3B. He was both surprised and irritated. Why was he being bothered? His cell phone seldom rang. Jack Smith had gotten used to being by himself. Sure his name was recognized as the restaurant critic for The Visitor, but that required a certain degree of professional anonymity, so he often flew solo. Every once in a while he brought the editor Edward Jacobs along because the young American, who had learned Spanish while his parents were missionaries in Bolivia, always seemed to appreciate a free meal. Jack had gotten used to his loneliness. In a way, he romanticized his isolation as a tribute to his dead wife. Nobody could take Patricia’s place. She had been his best friend; his lover; the mother of his children1; his confidant. It was disturbing, almost scary to have his solitude interrupted. The buzzer sounded again. Reluctantly, Jack stepped over to the intercom and enquired “Who is it?” Nobody answered. The buzzer sounded again. “I hope this isn’t kids pulling a prank,” Jack thought, because he had heard it happened to other people, though never to him before. So again, “Who is it?” This time he heard a voice, cut off at the first syllable when he released the button. “Oh, shit,” and then with the button held down, “I’m sorry. Who is it please?”
Now that Super 99 has been open since the beginning of April, we thought it time to do another comparative shopping spree to see how things have changed. We used the same list with revised prices so that you can see exactly what and where prices have increased or decreased!
In our household, both my husband and I shop for groceries, and we have noted that during the last couple of months, Super 99 has increased prices substantially. However, for the most part they have managed to stay lower than El Rey. Also, we have spoken to many people who live in the Playa Communities, and the general comments seem to indicate that while Super 99 got off to a good start, keeping up with the competetion has been more of a challenge.
In order to find the brands we like and to get the best value for our money, we shop at both Super 99 and El Rey. However, I have spoken with a few Panamanians, most of whom shop at only one store, and their preference is El Rey! Quite a surprise for me, as I thought that the selection offered at Super 99 was more ‘local’ oriented. Perhaps they prefer El Rey because the entrance into the Coronado Mall is still disorganized or the fact that Super 99 feels far away because there is no other shopping at Coronado Mall as yet.
I asked a few people where they like to shop and why. Here are the reasons:
Probably one of the first verbs you ever learned in Spanish was the verb Tener (to have). Usually meaning possession of something, ‘tener’ is used often in other ways too. ‘Tener’ is also used to indicate age of a person or a thing. Also, ‘tener’ can take the place of the English verb “to be”, like being cold, being hungry, being afraid etc. And another very handy way to use tener is to indicate an obligation, or having to do something. Keep in mind that ‘tener’ is an irregular verb.
The Alfredo de Saint-Malo Music Festival is a project created by the
Fundación Sinfonía Concertante de Panamá in order to bring together
national and International musicians. The intention of the yearly
festival is to prepare Panamanian artists for the world of classical
music. This year’s music festival will feature concerts in various
settings from May 27 to June 6.