Monthly Archives: October 2010

Potrerillos Criminal Activity Report: 30-OCT-2010

I received the following for posting.

Potrerillos continues to be caught in the grip of criminals, imagine how things will be when the connection road to Boquete is completed and the thugs from over there have quick access to our area.  You should not wait until its gets deep rather one should be proactive NOT REACTIVE and start preparing now for the game changer (the new road).

New case,  with no specific date given
One of our American Residence who has been in this area for several years was ripped off when his home was burglarized while he was out on a day trip to David.  This time it was the home of Mr. Darrel Guevlette from Potrerillos Abajo.     Mr. Guevlette indicated that he lost his brand new still in the box lap top computer when thieves entered his home from a door that he described as possibly unsecure at the time of the incident.   Darrel said that he reported his loose to the local Police but suggested that he had little hope of recovering his equipment.    His lap top computer is described as a Toshiba,  gray in color with a 15-1/2 inch screen.  He purchased it this year and never had the time to hook it up.  He is asking for the communities help in location his lap top or requests any information about this crime.     Continue reading Potrerillos Criminal Activity Report: 30-OCT-2010

Da-Li Restaurant

A new restaurant has opened up in David called Da-Li. I met the owner Steve who had an interesting accent. I asked where he was from and he said Ireland. I ask how he happened to choose Panama and he said he got on the wrong plane. Well, it was funny to me. Maybe you had to be there.

Anyway, he specializes in coffee, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and other items. It is a friendly place and happily decorated. It is on the road going to the airport, just a couple blocks past the police compound and on the same side of the street. It is across from the building marked Super Replicas.

Here is a flier that I picked up at the airport.

Here is some of the art work that is for sale. Steve said it was from a Colombian artist. Continue reading Da-Li Restaurant

BCP Theater & Events Center

I received the following to post.

Press Release

BCP Theater & Events Center

Boquete, Chiriqui

Release Date: October 27, 2010

On the heels of the great success of the Broadway Revue produced at the BCP Theater & Events Center in Boquete, Chiriqui, the final play of BCP’s 2010 season is the smash hit The Odd Couple. This 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon starred Art Carney and was a breakthrough role for newcomer Walter Matthau. The play was followed by a successful film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and television series that starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. Simon also made a version of the script for a pair of female roommates, named Florence Unger and Olive Madison, and called it The Female Odd Couple. It is this version that will come to the BCP stage on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 19 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, November 20 at 7:00 pm. The cast consists of 8 rolls; Olive Madison (Donna O’Toole), Florence Unger (Marni Craig) and their four female friends Sylvie (Linda Sanchez), Mickey (Sandi Stephens), Renee (Erin Ross) and Vera (Agniya Verbeke) and their upstairs neighbors Manolo and Jesus Costazuela (Frank Lugo and Dave Ross, respectively) who are two Spanish brothers who speak very broken English. Continue reading BCP Theater & Events Center

Restaurante Mana in David Closing

I received the following Restaurante Mana announcement.

Dear friends,

Vicky and I are regrettably announcing the closing of Restaurante Mana in David on October 31st.

Vicky and I put a lot of love, blood sweat and tears in opening this place. We love the place, the community and the people who have supported us and became good friends.

It has been a long and excruciating decision making process to close Mana in David. We came to this decision because we were not able to control the quality of the service and food you grew accustomed to. Even though we tried to commute everyday, there were some instances where we could not make it down to the restaurant and we did not want to compromise our loyal patrons and friends with lower standards. It has saddened us tremendously to close Mana in David, but we are confident it is the right decision.

A month ago we moved to Volcan and opened Restaurante Mana in Volcan, so we have decided to concentrate all of our efforts to making Mana a successful place, where you can come to enjoy good food and good friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Our restaurant sits inside a 62 year old wooden lodge Bed and Breakfast called Volcan Lodge. You can see pictures, menu and get directions at

We invite you to come visit us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and stay with us at the Bed and Breakfast.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement though the years in David and hope to see you soon in Volcan. Thank you to the many of you that have already visited us and please keep coming.


Jorge and Vicky

New tools for sale

I received the following to post:

Don sorry it took me so long to get back to you i”ve been in the hospital off and on this last year. It is hell getting old.

Here is the list
1 Johnson lazer level with tripod $42.00
2 dewalt grinder D28110 $65.00
3 dewalt 3/8 inch keyless drill $59.00
4 dewalt 1/2 inch drill D235G $139.00
5 7pc forstner drill bit set 1/4-1in. $18.00
6 16pc forstner drill bit set 1/4to21/8in $85.00
7 vise- grip set 11sp $19.00
8 vise grip 3 pc set 10wr,6lnand5wr $42.00
9 channel lock 3pc set $42.00
10 19 pc drill bit set 6brad point 13 splitpoint $9.50
11 down rods for ceiling fans and lights from 12″ to 60″ hunter and hampton
bay $2.00 to $20.00

Ralph Klinger 6620-7377

Tom Overcame All Obstacles

Back in October of 2009, I posted that I needed to make everyone aware that Tom McCormack had two containers coming to David and he needed some volunteers to help unload it.

Here we are ONE year later. Tom has finally broken through all of the hurdles that the Panamanian government, businesses and individuals (wanting to get their hand greased) placed in front of him and the containers have been delivered to David.

It continues to boggle my mind that a country like Panama would not be rolling out the red carper to individuals like Tom, that are spending their own money to aid the less fortunate. Instead they seem to do everything in their power to make it as difficult as possible. I tip my hat to Tom, He is a better man than I am. I would have given up long before now.

Well, that is behind us. Lets focus on the present and give some recognition to what has been brought to Chiriquí and you will see how many are going to benefit from it.

The Alcalde of David (Fransisco Vigil) provided Tom a gymnasium to store the items until they can get dispersed. Its photo follows.

Once inside the gymnasium, this is what I saw. Continue reading Tom Overcame All Obstacles