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10 de Aug de 2020

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Saving the golden frog

SANTA CLARA. They sang, they danced, sipped wine, had fun but, more importantly, they raised money to save Panama's fast disappearing G...

SANTA CLARA. They sang, they danced, sipped wine, had fun but, more importantly, they raised money to save Panama's fast disappearing Golden Frog.

Supporters from Santa Clara, El Valle and Panama City gathered at Xoko restaurant on Saturday for the launch of the first of a series of tee shirts, painted by Canadian artist Yolanda Van de Kolk. Money raised from the project, which is already gaining attention across the American continent, will go to support the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center.

The event was presented by Roza Azul Real Estate and Development, which has underwritten the cost of production of the first 500 shirts.

The host, was our very own ebullient Robert Brown (known to one an all as Roberto Chocolate. His wife, Yolanda, demonstrated that she is multitalented handling the words and music of multi-karaoke songs with the same adept touch as she applies to her paintings.

Shirts will sell for $19 or two for $30, plus p and p, and may be ordered from roberto@retirementdetectives.com

Oh, and did I mention chef Rolando? For all of you who missed the flavor of his Mediterranean dishes at Xoko’s on Calle 42, before it became a race track for diablos rojos, the good news is he, his traveling tapas board, and the restaurant, are alive and well on Inter American highway past Coronado, at the Santa Clara turn off. It's worth the drive to Santa Clara.