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A parent’s perspective on the Coronado International School PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:05

 Coronado-International-SchoolOn August 30th, the new Coronado International School proudly opened its doors to the first class of entering students. Now, with the opening of the new Coronado International School, residents have a choice of three excellent alternatives for international schools available within a 30-minute radius. 

The Coronado International School is a private bilingual school that was founded by Group Coronado.   The school is dedicated to providing a quality, affordable education with a curriculum that will prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a 21st century global society.

Over 22 students are currently enrolled in classes from pre-kinder to grade four.  The school is located in the area, Colinas del Mar, just a short two minutes from the Pan American.  Applicants must complete a comprehensive application process, including an interview for both the applicant and parents by a licensed school psychologist.

 
Save money and the enviroment. A concerned expat's call to action. PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:14

 

green earthIt is safe to say that most people in Panama are not living light on the planet.  Many of us often drive large cars with only a few people aboard, buy things made of inferior plastic and wrapped in plastic.  We then “use” this stuff and then we throw it away, where ever “away” happens to be.  That usually means it ends up in a dump.
Most of us have lived in societies where environmental consciousness is a way of life and we were well trained how to do our parts to preserve the resources on our plant.  And when we arrived in Panama we were shocked and angry to see how the population as a whole has no environmental awareness or concern.  For years many expats have groused about this but have done nothing about it.  Well, it seems we now have enough concerned people along the coast to put some programs into place and show that a few people can make a difference.  Here are two programs that can  be developed quickly.

 
Sea turtles nesting in Panama PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:42

Leatherback-turtle-hatching-Copyright-WWF-CanonRoger-LeGUEN 151x200Every year, 20,000 - 30,000 sea turtles head to coastlines in Panama to lay their eggs. The Azuero peninsula on the Pacific coast of Panama is one of these places. Isla de Canas, an island off southern coast of the peninsula, is one of the most important nesting sites for 4 species of sea turtles: Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys Olivacea) Pacific Green (Chelonia Mydas) Leatherback (Dermochelys Coriacea) Hawsbill (Eretmochelys imbricate)

 

In the Azuero peninsula, sea turtle nesting most commonly occurs between the months of September and November; however, nesting can happen as early as May and continued well into December. There is no telling when the turtles will show up, but when they do, they attract humans, some are interested in harvesting their eggs for food, while others are there to protect the eggs.

 
Playacommunity Business Breakfast in Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Monday, 17 September 2012 20:37

Tanya Coronado and Katyel from Pty Lawyers at Playacommunity Business breakfast.On Friday September 7th, The Playa Community held its 3rd Beach Business Breakfast at Picasso Restaurant in Coronado. There were over 30 in attendance from the business community which made it the most successful business to date.

The Playacommunity Business Breakfast was created by Karyn Saunders and Jamuna Burry of Playacommunity.com as they saw a need for business professionals at the beach to get together, network and share challenges and successes to help make the beach community an even better place for consumers and business owners and those yet to come.

 
Nitro City host BMW dual-sport motorcycle event PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:26

IMG 8539 200x133Tomorrow, Sunday September 16th 2012, BWM Motorrad Latin America is hosting the 2012 Regional GS trophy elimination. This event will be hosted at Nitro City, the popular extreme sports destination founded by Travis Pastrana in Punta Chame. The 2012 Regional GS trophy elimination will determine three finalists who will move on to the tournament finals, which will be held in Chile on November 24th.

Playacommunity spoke with Federico, director of BMW Motorrad Latin America at Nitro City, who expressed extreme excitement about the finals tomorrow. Several heats will take place at Nitro City from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. These mixed motorcycle events will test riders’ endurance and technical abilities.

 
Discovering Surf Talents 2012 Youth Surf Competition PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:45

taosurfing 200x132Today, Wednesday September 12th, is the last day to register for the 18 and under surf competition, happening here in the Pacific Beach area. The competition will take place at Playa Serena in Coronado this weekend, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m. both days.

 
Panama Animal League Dog of the Week: Tailor PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Cats and Dogs
Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:59

Tailor-seven-months-adoptable-dog-housebroken-trainedTailor was rescued as a scrawny little baby and has been lovingly cared for by her foster parents at a beautiful home on the beach. This medium size dog, so full of energy and love, is now 7 months old. She is very smart. On command, she will sit, speak and shake hands ... Here's your chance to adopt a dog that is healthy, housebroken and already trained! She loves the beach, swimming pool, other dogs and loves people. She has had all her shots, has been spayed and is ready to be adopted by her fur-ever family.

   
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El Litoral - Yoga Studio and Bed & Breakfast in Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:09

yoga-07 200x137About Anne-Maire, Owner El Litoral & Yoga instructor at El Litoral:
Born in Montreal Canada, Anne-Marie Bergeron has always had a love for the arts. She spent her University career achieving her childhood dream of becoming a dancer. After gaining a degree in Modern dance, Anne-Marie went on to dance in several companies. While in university, Anne-Marie began exploring her interest in other disciplines beyond modern dance; Yoga was one of these disciplines.

 It was in 2002, when she found Yoga. For several years, Anne-Marie studied different strains of the art; when she discovered Hatha yoga she knew she had found her calling.

 
Coronado Golf Club Road Improvements PDF Print E-mail
Coronado - Coronado News
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:37

coronado golf map 200A foundation called Fundacion Calles De La Urbanizacion El Golf, Coronado has been formed to manage improvements on roads around the gated Coronado Golf Club area. The purpose of the foundation is to hire contractors to preform construction and on-going maintenance on the roads. The project plans improvements in 4 phases, which will cover the entire golf area. Project funding plans are intended through collections from current and future area developments and voluntary payments from area residents.

The foundation has planned a schedule of meetings for people to learn more about the project.

Read more for meeting schedule and link to the entire road plan published by the Fundacion Calles De La Urbanizacion El Golf.

 
La Maya needs YOU! PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Friday, 07 September 2012 13:18

altGot a couple free hours on Saturday? Come JOIN THE FUN!

Finca La Maya offers free courses to families in our communities, and we NEED volunteers!  Easy and fun, it’s only two hours on Saturdays to help us to help others. Only requirement: a set of hands and eyes and a willingness to assist!

Finca La Maya’s goal is to enhance education and cultural opportunities for local Panamanians. Most primary schools in Panama’s small, poorer “interior” (rural) communities cannot afford to hire teachers or provide materials for English or art instruction in their classrooms.

La Maya was opened to the public in January of 2007. As our way of “giving back” to our community, we offer free classes every Saturday: English language classes (for all ages) 9:30 – noon, “Art for Kids”, and a computer skills workshop, 1 – 3 pm.

 
The Coronado International School PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 06 September 2012 14:22

2012-09-05 00.02.54 200x133The Coronado International school, sister school to the Metropolitan International school in Panama City, has begun their first school year here in the Pacific Beach area. The international school, which runs on a North American schedule, is promoting a new style of education as an alternative to the public education system, for both expats and locals living in the area.

 

There are several major differences in the style of education the school has adopted, these differences range from the curriculum to the seating plans. With 22 students and counting, the school encourages discovery and investigation as opposed to memorization and verbatim. Working towards the IB certification, which the Metropolitan school in the city has already been granted, the curriculum has been developed in accordance.

 
Are Panama power spikes killing your appliances? PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Panama News Wire
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 15:51

 

n-rgyThe many power spikes and brown outs in electricity here in Panama, burn out appliances, computers and other electronics. They also waste power and increase your electricity bill. The N-RGY EQUALIZER protects your equipment, extends the life of your appliances, while saving money on your electric bill by recycling that wasted power.

N-RGY EQUALIZER for the Home
The N-RGY EQUALIZER is especially effective for homes with fridges, freezers washers, dryers, air-conditioners, pool pumps and other motorized appliances.
The Residential N-RGY EQUALIZER installs in minutes. Once connected, it will immediately begin to optimize the electricity going through your home.  This protects your appliances from power spikes, makes your motors run smoother, increases the life of your appliances and - most importantly - will cut your electricity bill by an average of 10 to 12%

 
Wireless Audio Solutions in your Panama Home PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Panama News Wire
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 15:25

floor plan for wireless audio systemPanama A/V offers in a Wireless Audio solution, allowing multi room, multi source audio. A perfect solution for the Panama’s concrete building construction!

The Wireless Audio system lets you stream all the music on earth wirelessly in every room of your home with control from your Android® smartphone, iPhone®, or iPad®.

In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, the Wireless audio system gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations.


    •    ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH
    •    Hear every song you have
    •    Discover more music
    •    Play your iTunes library
    •    Get thousands of free Internet radio stations
    •    Digital music with HiFi sound
    •    No sound loss over wireless


 
Tsunami warning in Panama called off. PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 12:22

CR earthquake 177x200This morning at 8:42am a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica. The Quake occured 80km south of the town Liberia. Due to the magnitude of the earthquake tsunami warnings were initially issued in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.  These warnings have since been called off.

Don Winner of Panama-Guide states that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued an update as of 12:02 pm local time, cancelling the Tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Panama. 

http://www.panama-guide.com/earthquakes/

 
Columbian Paso Fino Contest at Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Coronado - Coronado News
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 08:19

 

paso fino horseThe Coronado Equestrian Center and ASOFINO invites you to share in the tradition of Paso Fino this Saturday, September 8th at a contest showing the magnificent Paso Fino horse in full form.

The Paso Fino horse is known for their smooth, natural, four beat, lateral ambling gait and are used in many disciplines, but are especially popular for trail riding. In the United States there are two main groups of horses that are popularly called "Paso Fino:" One, also known as the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino, which originated in Puerto Rico. The other, often called the Colombian Paso Fino or Colombian Criollo Horse was developed in Colombia. Though from similar Spanish ancestors, the two groups developed independently of one another in their home nations.

The Paso Fino has several different body types from quite small and refined to very large and powerful. The action of the two strains is somewhat different. The Puerto Rican Paso Fino is prized for its fine or delicate step while the Colombian Paso Fino tends to have more of a rapid, piston-like action.

The Paso Fino executes a natural evenly spaced four beat lateral ambling gait, similar to many gaited horses. Both the Colombian and the Puerto Rican strains of the Paso Fino execute the lateral gait naturally, without the aid of training devices.

 
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