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14<br />

YEARS<br />

JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH <strong>2022</strong> VOL 14 NUM 1<br />

LIGHT!<br />

let there be<br />

...the true star for any ambiance.<br />



Buyers, work with a fully bilingual team<br />

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wonderful business relationships.<br />

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Three bedroom 2 1/2 baths / 365k<br />

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intense ocean views<br />

...serenity,<br />

880 sq. ft. / Style Single Story/1 bedroom/ 1<br />

bath unit is $300K. The condo has immediate<br />

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$385K “Priced to sell! “3Bed 2.5Bath, beautiful outside<br />

terrace opening into a great green space. Corner<br />

unit, being offered fully furnished, and equipped!<br />

Electric hurricane shutters, golf cart parking, over 5<br />

community pools, clubhouse and gym!<br />

Townhouse: 3/Bedrooms 2.5/Bathrooms<br />

2/Garage: 3,227 sq. ft. plus open study and<br />

an elevator, stone floors, granite countertops,<br />

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ocean views from the multi level space.<br />

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• Weddings • New Borns<br />

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a Yabucoa<br />

Humacao, P.R.<br />

787.850.9900<br />

Open 7 Days<br />

Call Muñeca<br />

Flores at<br />

787.364.0205<br />


Lin-Manuel Miranda<br />

Foundation Scholarship<br />

winner is from<br />

Palmas Academy!<br />

2nd place 3.0 Nilda & Dianne<br />

2nd place 2.5 Horacio & Megan<br />

Member & Member Holiday Play<br />

& Breakfast Christmas activity<br />

for PAC members at our Tennis<br />

center organized by Head Pro<br />

Manuel Julbe, Tennis manager<br />

Norberto Vargas, Coach William<br />

Brown and Jr. Tennis Pro and Live<br />

& Life in Palmas correspondent,<br />

Luis Flores was a big success.<br />

A recognition also to the PAC<br />

Tennis Center maintenance crew,<br />

and the Breakfast Buffet from<br />

Volea Bar & Grill. Palmas does it<br />

better! Go PAC! s<br />

1st place mens 2.5 Steve & David<br />

Jennifer Limansk & Verone Bustos<br />

Recently, Lin<br />

Manuel Miranda<br />

called one of our<br />

Palmas Academy<br />

students, Dashely<br />

Juliá, via Zoom to<br />

announce to her<br />

that she was one of<br />

the 10 full scholarship<br />

winners--out of more<br />

than 3,000 nominated<br />

students--of The Posse<br />

Foundation, Lin-Manuel<br />

Miranda Foundation,<br />

and Bard College in New<br />

York. It is the first time<br />

that this scholarship has<br />

been awarded to a<br />

student from Puerto Rico.<br />

Dashely, we are very proud<br />

of you! We know that you<br />

will be a great architect!<br />

Bravo, bravo, bravissimo!<br />



Symbolic signature of 4 young people who were<br />

admitted to 4 universities in the United States.<br />

They train in our<br />

golf courses with<br />

our Golf Pro,<br />

Eduardito Figueroa<br />

The symbolic signing of 4 young people to 4 universities in U.S. took place at Chez Daniel at the<br />

Club restaurant.They are students who train in our Club with our Golf Pro, Eduardito Figueroa.<br />

They are:<br />

• Gustavo Belardo, Colegio San José de Rio Piedras<br />

Bryant University, Rhode Island<br />

• Gustavo Rangel, Colegio Marista de Guaynabo<br />

Loyola Universtity Maryland<br />

• Darianys Guzmán, Academy Cristiana de Manatí<br />

High Point University, North Carolina<br />

• Julián Rodríguez, University Gardens School<br />

Macallester College, Minnesota<br />

We are proud to have them in our golf courses. Congratulations to all of them and their families.<br />

We will follow up on your experiences to celebrate your future successes. s

Sirviendo nuestra comunidad desde 1993<br />

Un equipo de primera<br />

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Let’s make it happen!!<br />

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Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm<br />

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Club Lounge<br />

Sunday & Tuesday<br />

to Thursday<br />

11:30am-7pm<br />

Friday and Saturday<br />

11:30am-8pm<br />

Monday Closed<br />

Chez Daniel at the Club<br />

Wednesday to Saturday<br />

6pm-10 pm<br />

Sunday Brunch 12pm-4pm<br />

Monday & Tuesday Closed<br />

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Palmas tennis ladies...<br />

Great news! Let’s celebrate Palmas 1 beginners<br />

ladies’ team’s first place and Palmas<br />

2 team’s third place in the beginner’s tennis<br />

tournament held last Saturday, November<br />

20th, at Centro de Tennis Honda in Bayamón.<br />

Once again, Palmas’ ladies brought home<br />

trophies and medals.<br />

Palmas 1 and Palmas 2 made it to the playoffs--<br />

Palmas 1 won 1st place in the finals<br />

after beating Baldrich, who placed 2nd; and<br />

Palmas 2 placed 3rd after winning against<br />

CTH 2, who got 4th place.<br />

This beginner’s 18+ 2.0 league began last<br />

August with two flights which included Palmas<br />

1 and 2, Baldrich, CTH 1 and 2, and San<br />

Patricio 1 and 2.<br />

Our two teams, Palmas 1 and 2 began<br />

training at the beginning of the year in the<br />

beginner’s clinic taught by Coaches Luis<br />

Flores, William Brown and Juan Agostini.<br />

These young women gave their all for their<br />

team representing Palmas del Mar, and<br />

while they trained and played, husbands<br />

and grandparents cared for their children, or<br />

their kids came to practice watching mom at<br />

times.<br />

Many of these ladies had never played<br />

tennis, let alone played any sports and were<br />

able to get in shape while they learned techniques<br />

at the clinics. The new season starts<br />

in January and there are a few spots left in<br />

the 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 levels for those<br />

people who are interested in participating<br />

in the league or just<br />

want to learn skills in the clinics.<br />

This is a Formal PR Tennis Association<br />

league event with teams<br />

competing throughout the island.<br />

For more information call<br />

the Palmas Tennis Shop at 787-<br />

656-3025.6104 s<br />

equipo campeón 2021<br />

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787.850.4429<br />

787.850.4048<br />

Lunch Special<br />

every<br />

day!<br />

Days & Hours<br />

Monday - CLOSED<br />

Tuesday to Fridays10 AM to 10PM<br />

Saturday 9AM to 10PM / Sundays 9AM to 6PM<br />

Ask for our famous paellas: • Marinera • Langosta • Valenciana • Carne • Negra • Vegana<br />


Para tu oficina, tus fiestas<br />

y eventos especiales.<br />

¡Llámanos, pídelas<br />

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787 850 4429<br />

787 850 4048<br />

• Sandwiches - with the best bread & ingredients • Premium Coffee • Pastries (fresh quesitos & mayorcas<br />

among others) • Croquetas ••Canapés trays to go •• Paella de carne, mixta, negra y Fideuà ••Caldo Gallego<br />

• Spanish Omelet •• Sangría •• Wine & Liqueurs •• breakfast, lunch & dinner. bocatabycampillo<br />

SINCE 1990<br />

...dando servicio de Alta Calidad<br />

a Palmas del Mar por 32 años.

Fresh rosted<br />

pork & turkey<br />

bake every day!<br />

Monday to Thursday 6am to 10pm<br />

Fridays & Saturdays 6am to 11pm<br />

Sundays 6am to 9pm<br />

ONEstop<br />

MARKET<br />

&DELI<br />

Palmanova Plaza<br />

787.719.5730<br />

• Groceries • Liquor store • Deli & Café • Magazines & Newspapers<br />


“ Billingual<br />

personnel<br />

& security”<br />

New!<br />

Electric<br />

charging<br />

station<br />

we are now...<br />

“Gas & Convenience store in one stop”<br />

Convenience Store, groceries and much more<br />

<strong>PALMAS</strong><br />

Family MART<br />

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Road no. 3 and 906, right next to Palmas del Mar.<br />

• Enfermedades<br />

y cirugía de los ojos<br />

• Rayos láser<br />

• Lentes intraoculares<br />

Ave. Padre Rivera<br />

#15 Box 8809<br />

Humacao, PR.<br />

00792<br />

787.455.3282<br />

787.852.6825<br />

Diplomate American Board of Ophtalmology<br />

Aceptamos<br />

los principales<br />

planes médicos

And the winners are...<br />

1st place - Cano Rodriguez - 20” 2nd place - Angel Vega -18” 3rd place Obed Borrero -12.5<br />

1st Nano González- 16”0 2nd Lorenzo Borrero- 14”<br />

Pins & Fins

Raul A. Zurinaga Porrata<br />

Architect<br />

Lic. 7386<br />

Tel. (787) 501-5057<br />

E-Mail : rzurinaga@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 19809<br />

San Juan, PR<br />



Professional<br />

Glasscleaners<br />

By Chef Fernando Jose Rivera<br />

• Windows & Doors Frames<br />

• Glass Walls & Windows<br />

• Mirrors & Shopfronts<br />

• Stain & Paint Removal<br />

• Glass Replacement & Polishing<br />

10 years experience<br />

Lino A. Gómez<br />

787•536• 3810<br />

service all across PR<br />

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Computers<br />


Open every day (except Tuesdays)<br />

8:30am-10:00pm*<br />

For reservations or orders please call<br />

787.656.3020<br />

*Hours & days could change due<br />

to changes in the Executive Order<br />

• Computer repairs • Computer lessons, training &<br />

consulting • In house service • Servers & data centers<br />

• PC and console gaming<br />

Wire & Wireless Network Instalations<br />

info@palmascomputers.com<br />


Considering<br />

Palmas?<br />

Call me!<br />

If you are considering buying or selling a<br />

property in Palmas del Mar, let me be your guide.<br />

Call 609.506.5604 for more information<br />

Lynnette CoLLazo<br />

Lic c20384



Amigo y Hermano:<br />

Las rutas y caminos que la<br />

vida nos provee vienen matizados<br />

de experiencias. En<br />

mi caso, por los pasados<br />

12 años esas<br />

experiencias cuentan<br />

con aportaciones tuyas<br />

las cuales valoro<br />

altamente, por eso<br />

al despedirte, en la<br />

Junta de Directores<br />

de PHA dije sin<br />

reparo alguno que<br />

a Palmas con Tony nos llegó un billete<br />

“premiao”. En ese momento se escuchó<br />

un voto de reafirmación cuando alguien<br />

dijo “de la extraordinaria” y luego aplausos<br />

secundando unánimemente.<br />

Hoy procuro dejar constancia memorializada de lo<br />

que por 23 años aportaste a PHA. Muchos no conocen<br />

que en tus inicios PHA era un brazo del desarrollador<br />

maestro, Palmas del Mar Properties, Inc. Hoy PHA es de<br />

los propietarios y responde a la comunidad en un fino<br />

balance de intereses, siempre procurando el desarrollo<br />

y la calidad. Es esa fórmula de equilibrio<br />

tu mayor aportación.<br />

Hoy gozamos de seguridad, limpieza,<br />

valor de la inversión y calidad<br />

de vida gracias al duro trabajo tuyo<br />

y del equipo de PHA y su Junta de<br />

Directores. Por tus aportaciones has<br />

sido, eres y serás reconocido. Hoy<br />

en mi carácter de Presidente de la<br />

Junta de Directores y como representante<br />

de los propietarios, consigno<br />

mi agradecimiento y reconozco<br />

tu obra y aportaciones. No termino<br />

con una despedida, pues sabes que<br />

aceptaste estar disponible, ser nuestro<br />

consultor y seguir por siempre siendo Palmeño.<br />

Tony gracias.<br />

–– Erasmo Reyes<br />

At the beginning of a new year, I wish all you<br />

good health and peace. Past year 2021 was full of<br />

challenges, but not withstanding those challenges<br />

it was a fruitful year in which Palmas proved that<br />

we “can do” and “do it right”. Our security team,<br />

our team of employees at office, our providers and<br />

associates all committed themselves for Palmas and<br />

we enjoy the benefits of their good work.<br />

This <strong>2022</strong> which is starting provides PHA with a<br />

staring point for new projects, but also with the<br />

opportunity to reaffirm commitments. For <strong>2022</strong><br />

PHA comes motivated on service and maintaining<br />

our compromise of having best place to live in<br />

Puerto Rico.

officiaLly inaUgurated!<br />

PHA Palmas Dog Park ...<br />

PHA recently inaugurated a much-needed<br />

amenity for the community of Palmas del Mar.<br />

In collaboration with a group of community<br />

leaders and dog lovers, a beautiful dog park<br />

was designed and installed by PHA in the Children’s<br />

Park Parcel next to the Skate Park and<br />

behind the Tennis Center. In this effort, the<br />

ideas and support of the of the PAW group<br />

led by Elisabeth Cusack, the landscaping design<br />

and work by Chris Pennock and the smart<br />

creation of dog-play stations of Roberto Martinez<br />

from PHA, resulted in the creation of a<br />

new and beautiful community amenity long<br />

sought by our residents. Commenting the<br />

new park, dog-lover John Dumas said, “This<br />

is such a treat! The park is clean, shaded and<br />

has great obstacles for the dogs to play on /<br />

around. Our dog Gus absolutely loved it!”<br />

The park is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm<br />

daily. Visitors are asked to follow the posted<br />

rules and to help us preserve this beautiful<br />

community amenity for everyone to enjoy. If<br />

interested in sponsoring the park amenities<br />

such as benches, dog playing / obstacle stations,<br />

dog waste receptacles, signs, etc., please<br />

contact PHA at 787-285-6425. A plaque recognizing<br />

donors will be placed at the sponsored<br />


Note from Tony Maldonado<br />

to the Palmas Community<br />

It is with mixed emotions that I bid farewell to the community of<br />

Palmas del Mar as my tenure as the PHA Executive Director comes to an<br />

end. After 23 years of service to our community, it is time for a change<br />

and new horizons.<br />

Ours is a vibrant and dynamic community that has consistently<br />

evolved in a positive direction through the years. It has been a great run<br />

as I was fortunate to have a hand in some amazing developments in our<br />

community and to work with great community leaders in bringing about<br />

steady progress to our beloved Palmas del Mar. Some landmarks that<br />

took place during such a run began in late 1998 with the organization<br />

of PHA as an Association to serve the needs of the community, improve<br />

its properties values and enhance its quality of life. The creation of major<br />

community amenities such as the PHA Building, the golf cart paths,<br />

the Children’s park, the traffic circle and fountain, the Duck Pond, the<br />

Skate Park, the recovery and reconstruction of the Pterocarpus Forest,<br />

the creation of our Live & Life magazine and as of late, the Dog Park,<br />

among others, followed. Also, I as fortunate enough to being given<br />

the opportunity by the Mayor of Humacao to develop the Code of<br />

Public Order for the Municipality of Humacao and Palmas del Mar;<br />

something that has served our community extremely well in achieving<br />

its outstanding security record. Additionally, I was able to incorporate<br />

into PHA and to see first-hand an incredible change in the growth of<br />

Palmas as major developments such as Palmas Plantation, The Woods,<br />

Costa Verde, Flamboyan Greens, Mare Sereno, Maralago, Marbella,<br />

Solarea, Aquabella, Palmanova Village, Plaza del Mar, Las Villas de<br />

Palmas, Harbor Point, Harbor Lakes and Villa Franca II were added to our<br />

community.<br />

During my tenure, I was able to closely witness the resiliency and<br />

closeness of our community as we tacked major challenges such as the<br />

demise of the old Palmas Country Club and the creation of the Palmas<br />

Athletic Club (PAC), withstanding the onslaught of hurricane Maria and<br />

the incredible recovery that followed and, of late, the transfer of Palmas<br />

del Mar Utilities to its community subscribers.<br />

In tackling these challenges and opportunities, I was blessed to have<br />

counted with the support of a great staff, the superb leadership of a Board<br />

of Directors under the lead of great people such as Gabriel Espasas, Luis<br />

Lomba Sr., Manuel Morales, Julio Bague, Servando Diaz, Rita Molinelli,<br />

Sandra Gracia and Erasmo Reyes. Also, with the outstanding support of<br />

the PHA Delgates representing the various regimes,<br />

the regime presidents, community volunteers<br />

on important committees such as the Security<br />

Council and the Delegates Committee and, last<br />

but not least, the steady backing of our general<br />

community. To all of you, THANK YOU! It has<br />

been an incredible and unforgettable journey.<br />

With great appreciation and love,<br />

Bazar de Artesanías en Palmanova Plaza. Artesanía,<br />

música, comida y un ambiente familiar. Gracias a la<br />

compañía de Turismo, a PHA y los comerciantes de<br />

Palmanova por su participación. Este es uno de los<br />

esfuerzos de PHA por insertar a Palmas del Mar en<br />

la oferta turistica de Puerto Rico. Un esfuerzo oquestrado<br />

por la Senadora Wandy Soto del distrito de Humacao<br />

y a Glendalee Rodriguez de la compañia de<br />

Turismo de PR en coordinación con PHA.

Rubén Rodríguez, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, chef ‘Yia’ Medina,<br />

Executive Chef, Amarilys Vázquez | Vice President of Finance and Mr.<br />

Samuel Hügli, Operations Vice-President of the new Wyndham Palmas.<br />

New executive appointments at<br />

Wyndham Palmas Golf & Beach Resort<br />

LionGrove, the leading hospitality investment firm,and Mr. Andro<br />

Nodarse-León, the company’s CEO, have announced new appointments<br />

at their recently acquired property, Wyndham Palmas Beach<br />

and Golf Resort.<br />

These appointments strengthen the growing executive team with<br />

Rubén Rodríguez named Vice President of Sales and Marketing and<br />

renowned celebrity chef ‘Yia’ Medina as Executive Chef.<br />

Located at the heart of the Palmas del Mar, Wyndham Palmas Beach<br />

and Golf Resort brings a new spirit to the community offering unforgettable<br />

experiences and unparalleled standards of luxury service and<br />

hospitality for all who visit.<br />

‘We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rubén and Yia to the LionGrove<br />

team and specially at Wyndham Palmas executive team,”<br />

said Andro Nordase-Leon ‘We look forward to their contributions and<br />

leadership as we continue to elevate the unforgettable experiences at<br />

Wyndham Palmas’. Rubén Rodríguez has been appointed Vice President<br />

of Sales & Marketing, he has previously served as Commercial<br />

Director of Sales & Marketing, US and English Caribbean Cluster for<br />

Meliã Hotels International among other ultra luxury and lifestyle properties<br />

including Washington DC’s iconic Watergate Hotel, San Antonio,<br />

TX’s La Cantera Resort and Spa, and Miami Beach’s own historic landmark<br />

Eden Roc Hotel.<br />

With over twenty years in the hospitality sales and marketing space,<br />

Rodriguez is a tenacious sales, marketing and business development<br />

leader, bringing a solid history of success, performance and community<br />

engagement in the global hospitality industry environment.<br />

The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Yimara<br />

‘Yia’ Medina as executive chef. Yia will oversee the development and<br />

menu planning of the resort’s restaurant, as well as the overall culinary<br />

programming, including in-room dining services and private events.<br />

Prior to joining Wyndham Palmas, Medina was serving as Chef de Cuisine<br />

for Eately in Dallas. Yia returns to her hometown, Puerto Rico, after<br />

developing the cuisine of various restaurants in Dallas. Her track has<br />

brought her to show up her skills in the Food Network and Cooking<br />

Channel.<br />

‘Being able to recruit executives of their quality and experiences<br />

speaks to the exciting opportunities that we want to bring to our resorts’<br />

expressed Chris Sariego, LionGrove<br />

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer.<br />

‘For us at Wyndham Palmas, having the opportunity to create this<br />

team, elevate our offerings and fulfil not only to our guest also to the<br />

community of Palmas del Mar is our goal for the upcoming season’,<br />

concluded Mr. Samuel Hügli, Operations Vice President.<br />


is being acknowledged!<br />

The work Casa de la Bondad has done for the past 28<br />

years has been recognized with the prestigious<br />


given to Arlene Fromer as volunteer of the year for Puerto<br />

Rico and a $3,000 contribution to Casa de la Bondad.<br />


is given to one recipient in each of the 50 states,<br />

Puerto Rico and Washington DC for volunteer work.<br />

WE CAN HELP.<br />

Casa de la Bondad, Inc, the non profit 501(c)3 and 1101.01 tax exempt<br />

organization was established in 1993.<br />

To date, it has provided life saving and life changing services to over<br />

21,000 female survivors of domestic violence and their children.<br />

• Shelter for survivor and their children islandwide, staffed 24/7<br />

• Legal advocacy to more than 1,000 women annually, issuing<br />

orders of protection from Superior courts in Humacao and Fajardo<br />

• Center for Ambulatory Services providing counseling and all<br />

collateral services, serving over 500 women and children annually<br />

• Transitional housing program in conjunction with Center for<br />

Ambulatory services<br />

• Community outreach<br />

• Professional staff including social workers, psychologist and lawyer<br />

All services are free and confidential.<br />

DONATE!<br />

ATHMOVIL/casadelabondad<br />

Paypal/casadelabondad<br />

Banco Popular: 233 405 614<br />

MAIL: PO Box 8999<br />

Humacao, PR 00792-8999<br />

www.casabondad.org<br />

Facebook - Casa de la Bondad

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LIGHTING...<br />

By Raul Zurinaga, Architect<br />

Lighting is one element of interior design that is often<br />

overlooked. But, when you consider it, the lack of proper<br />

lighting can have a tremendous impact on your space.<br />

Lighting can affect your mood and even the overall perceived<br />

size of a space, wish is why it is an essential element<br />

to any design scheme.<br />

Proper lighting can drastically<br />

alter the atmosphere<br />

of your room it can enhance<br />

the colors used in décor, and<br />

it can even prove useful in<br />

marking different areas of<br />

your home. Essentially, there<br />

are three types of lighting<br />

designers use to create style<br />

and functionality, general<br />

lighting, task lighting and accent<br />

lighting.<br />

General lighting makes<br />

a room visible, illuminating<br />

the bulk of the area. Task<br />

lighting is the type of lighting<br />

used to facilitate closerange<br />

work, such as reading,<br />

working on hobbies or craft,<br />

or food preparation. And finally,<br />

accent lighting is used<br />

to change the mood and atmosphere<br />

of your space. This lighting is used to create<br />

ambience and drama by delivering light to focal point<br />

in the room and overall, it is one of the hardest types of<br />

lighting to properly create.<br />

To properly light your space, you must first envision<br />

all the possible situation you will use that room for, and<br />

how lighting will be needed. For example, in the living<br />

room, try to envision the functionality of that space and<br />

at different times during the day. Will your guests retire<br />

to your living room after you’ve hosted a dinner?<br />

Will this be your family’s Game night destination? Will<br />

you spend time curled up reading in your favorite living<br />

room chair? All these different scenarios require specific<br />

types of lighting.<br />

an essential<br />

piece of decoration<br />

often overlooked<br />

Once you have determined how you would like to use<br />

your space, you can move on to selecting what type of<br />

lighting and light fixtures you will need.<br />

“Lighting can affect your<br />

mood and even the overall<br />

perceived size of a space, which<br />

is why it is an essential element to<br />

any design scheme.”

Lamp IMPEC<br />

The lighting in your<br />

foyer should create a warm<br />

welcoming effect. Hanging<br />

pendants, chandeliers, and<br />

wall sconces will work<br />

nicely here.<br />



This is the point of entry into your home, so be sure<br />

to make a good first impression. The lighting in your<br />

foyer should create a warm welcoming effect. Hanging<br />

pendants, chandeliers, and wall sconces will work nicely<br />

here. Of course, you must choose your favorite style for<br />

each option of lamps.<br />


Most of our time is spent here, so it is important to<br />

have easily controllable (dimmers) and functional lighting<br />

in this space. Try to combine overhead lighting with<br />

a mix of floor and table lamps. Don’t forget to make use<br />

of the natural light in your living room as well. Open<br />

shades and draperies to let daylight filter in. Not only<br />

does it make your home look beautiful, but it saves energy<br />

to..<br />

Try to<br />

combine overhead<br />

lighting with a mix<br />

of floor and table<br />

lamps. Don’t forget<br />

to make use of<br />

the natural light in<br />

your living room<br />

as well.<br />



Your dining room is a place for relaxation. A place<br />

where you will share many family meals and host dinner<br />

parties, so lighting is extremely importance in this space.<br />

Strategically placed pendant lights or chandeliers above<br />

the dining room table are a must. And of course, don’t<br />

forget to install dimmers to your dining room lighting. It<br />

is a fantastic way to add drama and ambience.<br />


All your lighting in your kitchen should be utilitarian<br />

and task-focused, pointing downward toward your work<br />

surfaces, A good ceiling light is also necessary in the<br />

kitchen (recessed lighting). The kitchen is also a great<br />

place to combine aesthetics with functionality. The use<br />

of under-cabinet lighting can greatly define the character<br />

of that space, all while adding functionality.<br />

Don’t forget to install<br />

dimmers to your dining<br />

room lighting. It is a fantastic<br />

way to add drama and<br />

ambience in your kitchen.<br />

Light should be utilitarian<br />

and task-focused, pointing<br />

downward toward<br />

your work surfaces.

Lamp KOPER<br />


Soft, ambient lighting is best to use in bedrooms to<br />

help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. Bedside<br />

lamps and wall lights with dimmers are perfect in<br />

this space.<br />

Once you’ve mastered what type of lighting need for<br />

each room, try playing with different layers of light to<br />

accentuate the architectural features in your space.<br />

Remember, the right lighting can have a dramatic effect<br />

on a room. Lighting can have the power to change<br />

a space from plain and uninviting, to warm and welcoming.<br />

So, be sure to select lighting that will not only suit<br />

the style and function of your space, but also enhance<br />

the ambience of your home. s<br />

“...the right lighting can have a<br />

dramatic effect on a room. Be<br />

sure to select lighting that will not<br />

only suit the style and function of<br />

your space, but also enhance the<br />

ambience of your home. “<br />

Photo courtesy of VALCOR<br />

Photo courtesy of<br />


New, modern glass on the<br />

windows and doors let in<br />

daylight and ... that combination<br />

of natural light and artificial light<br />

create a very dramatic<br />

and inviting setting.



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Come Worship With Us!<br />

Palmas Community Church<br />

at The Yacht Club – 2nd Floor<br />

Sunday Services – 10:30 AM<br />

Sunday School – Ages K– 5th Grade<br />

Nursery for Newborns – Age 4<br />

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Brunch de gastronomia & moda<br />

an exquisit & fun<br />

afternoon at<br />

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A<br />

W W W . P

LL IN ONE<br />

A L M A S P A C . C O M<br />

M E M B E R S H I P @ P A L M A S P A C . C O M<br />

7 8 7 . 6 5 6 . 3 0 0 0

Jary & Alexis<br />

A beautiful wedding of<br />

two dear Palmeños,<br />

Dra. Jary Rivas and<br />

Dr. Alexis Rivera. It was<br />

an intimate, beautiful and<br />

emotional event. A dream<br />

wedding with positive<br />

energies from friends and<br />

family wishing the couple<br />

a happy life together.<br />

It was super fun!

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We have two marine stores equipped with<br />

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Enjoy lunch and<br />

dinner at<br />

Ladi's Restaurant<br />

or a cocktail at our<br />

legendary Tiki Bar<br />

with the best views!<br />


Full service dry stack and repair<br />

haul out services for your boat.<br />

Fuel and ice sold on site.<br />

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halloween party<br />

@Beach club<br />

PAC<br />

Great Halloween party for PAC members<br />

at our Beach Club. Very creative and fun<br />

costumes. Even the rain didn’t stop us<br />

from having a good time. PAC does it<br />

better! Judge for yourself...

VOLEA<br />

1st annniversary<br />



Thanks to Chef Fernand Rivera<br />

and the Volea Team. It’s has been<br />

a great year. A fantastic added<br />

value to the Palmas culinary offer.

Canvas<br />

& WINE<br />

at the<br />

Wyndham<br />

Palmas<br />

What a fun and relaxing night with hors<br />

d'oeuvres, wine and a white canvas to leave<br />

your creativity run free. Thanks to Satine<br />

Thomas for leading us through the creative<br />

process. The wine, hors d'oeuvres and the<br />

service were exquisite, and we had the opportunity<br />

to meet the new Palmas Wyndham<br />

chef Yia Medina, whom we will meet in more<br />

detail in our next edition. But we will tell you<br />

that she is a great addition to the culinary<br />

landscape at Palmas del Mar. s



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Steve Santiago, Kathy Burleson, Esteban Santiago, Cecilia Virsida,<br />

Rafael Nigaglioni your local Insurance brokers<br />


As the end of the year approaches, we want to revise the insurance needs<br />

of people who live and/or own an apartment in a condo or a walk-up<br />

complex. The basic difference from the people who own houses, is the<br />

property structural coverage. When you buy an apartment the property insurance<br />

you pay for, forms a part of a master policy that covers the whole<br />

building structure. As an apartment owner, there are various insurance<br />

needs regarding your property that need to be taken into consideration.<br />

First, you need to find out the type of master policy your condo has covering<br />

the buildings. It could be Full Value or Barewalls coverage. Full Value<br />

will include everything structural that came originally with your apartment,<br />

so if you made renovations, those will need to be insured separately. If the<br />

master policy is Barewalls, then you need to know about original private<br />

elements. These are all the added furnishings that came originally with<br />

your apartment. Such as: bathtubs, showers, toilets, videts, sinks, vanities,<br />

floor and wall tiles, kitchen cabinets and countertops, closet doors<br />

and shelves, fascias, among others.<br />

The “Barewall” policy covers the buildings (including your apartment)<br />

and common areas of the condominium, but excludes said original privative<br />

elements – so it is the responsibility of each unit owner to insure the<br />

property that is excluded in a Barewall policy.<br />

Your condo’s resident association should have the information on the<br />

value of the original private elements of your apartment. In order for you<br />

to get a quote, you need to know the limit (value in dollars) that you’re<br />

responsible for. Your condo’s association needs to have a valuation done<br />

on the building every two years, and it should include the value of the<br />

original private elements. Also, make sure to ask for the insurance company<br />

name and policy number of the master policy in your condo.<br />

There is a difference between original privative elements and improvements<br />

(renovations). When an owner remodels and makes changes to<br />

the original privative elements, that property must be covered under Additional<br />

Improvements coverage. Let’s say for example that you had your<br />

kitchen cabinets remodeled and changed the floor tiles in your living<br />

room. Those are not considered original anymore and have to be insured<br />

as an additional improvement.<br />

Once you have the value of the original privative elements of your apartment,<br />

and the master policy number and name of the insurance company,<br />

we can offer you a quote for a HO-6 policy, designed specifically for this<br />

purpose, or as an alternative, if you have a personal “package” policy<br />

currently active with us, we can quote you an endorsement covering your<br />

original privative elements with a broader coverage. Please note that both<br />

alternatives above apply as long as your property is located farther than a<br />

thousand feet from the coast line.<br />

You can always give us a call to answer questions about your policies or<br />

to get a quote that fits your needs, free of commitment. At Palmas Insurance<br />

we are here to serve you.<br />

Call us for more information at 787-850-9209<br />

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A night of confraternization among PAC members to welcome Christmas. Good coquito, blood sausages and<br />

in pleasant company. The Christmas lights were very nice and elegant. Another opportunity to share with<br />

PAC members...any excuse is good!<br />

PAC<br />

Christma Lighting

ENT<strong>REVISTA</strong> CON LA NUEVA DIRECTORA DE <strong>PALMAS</strong> ACADEMY<br />

By Lissette Rosado<br />

We spoke with Dr. Lilliam Morales González, Interim<br />

Director of The Palmas Academy. Dr. Morales holds a<br />

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of<br />

Puerto Rico, a Master of Spanish Literature from San<br />

Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Education<br />

with a specialization in Higher Education and School<br />

Management from the University of Southern California<br />

in Los Angeles. In our interview with Dr. Morales, she tells<br />

us, “After earning my doctorate, I returned to the Island<br />

and started working at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao<br />

campus as the Academic Dean. A few years later,<br />

I was appointed Chancellor of the UPRH campus. I also<br />

worked in the private sector in the fields of management<br />

and marketing. Since students and children have always<br />

been my passion, eventually, I returned to my role as a<br />

professor at the UPR and remained working under the<br />

Education Department for many years. In 1997, I was<br />

offered a position at The Palmas Academy as Head of<br />

School, a role I undertook for ten years. I really enjoyed<br />

those years directing the Academy because I was part<br />

of the educational foundation and values that served<br />

as a basis for its mission and vision. At the time, there<br />

were only three wooden casitas designed by a group of<br />

parents devoted to the education of their children and<br />

built with the support of PDMPI leaders who donated 21<br />

acres of land. These wooden casitas eventually became<br />

the symbol of our school and a reminder of our humble<br />

beginnings. Eventually, we built the master plan for the<br />

school which has evolved into the modern buildings we<br />

occupy today.”<br />

After 14 years of absence, Dr. Lilliam Morales returns<br />

with great enthusiasm and determination to work with<br />

the new Board of Directors for the Academy’s continued<br />

growth. “Right now, we are in the process of evaluating<br />

all school offerings. The Palmas Academy has an excellent<br />

faculty and a diverse student population that has<br />

proven to be successful in different universities in PR,<br />

the US, and Europe. Our goal is to create a school environment<br />

that meets the needs of the 21st century and<br />

provides the best educational alternative to incoming<br />

families moving to the eastern area of Puerto Rico,” said<br />

the educator. Dr. Morales shared with us some of the<br />

endeavors that The Palmas Academy is undertaking and<br />

explains what makes it the perfect school for your family!<br />

Dra. Lilliam González Morales,<br />

directora interina de Palmas Academy<br />


“The school started with a Montessori philosophy for<br />

preschoolers and later adapted a constructivist philosophy<br />

for the elementary and secondary levels. The school<br />

recognizes the differences between students’ learning<br />

styles allowing them to flourish according to their abilities<br />

and their stage of cognitive development. We believe<br />

in an open school where students love to come to<br />

learn every day while being challenged academically by<br />

their teachers.”<br />

THE GOAL<br />

“The main goal is to be the number one school of choice<br />

for residents and incoming families in the Eastern area.<br />

The Palmas Academy is an English-speaking school but<br />

emphasizes the proper instruction of the vernacular in<br />

spoken and written communication. Forty- five percent<br />

of TPA students are from the eastern area and fifty-five<br />

percent are residents in the Palmas del Mar community.<br />

As a college-prep institution, our faculty prepares<br />

students to attend any competitive university in Puerto<br />

Rico and overseas. Ever since the first graduating class<br />

in 2001, the Academy has taken great pride in having

100% of college acceptance. The school offers electives<br />

to all students and promotes community service and<br />

active participation in organizations such as NHS, NJHS,<br />

Student Council, Model UN, Red Cross, Forensics, and<br />

Science Fair. In our efforts to prioritize the school’s extracurricular<br />

program, we want to undertake the Green<br />

School project to adequately respond to the climate and<br />

ecological challenges we are facing today. Becoming a<br />

certified Green School is one of our objectives, not only<br />

for our students, but for the entire community creating<br />

a learning hub for taking action and addressing the climate<br />

crisis. The extracurricular program will be enriching<br />

its offerings gradually starting late January <strong>2022</strong>.”<br />

WHAT MAKES <strong>PALMAS</strong><br />


“The Palmas Academy environment instills in its students<br />

a deep affection and love for their school; the<br />

teaching and non-teaching faculty believe in nourishing<br />

enduring relationships. It is a family! The Academy has<br />

a teaching style and a way of coexisting that is different<br />

from anywhere I have been. There is a solid and deep<br />

sense of community, people support each other, and<br />

students are happy. This school has a sense of belonging,<br />

understanding the needs of others—this makes all<br />

the difference!”<br />


“You can begin by enrolling your children and making<br />

The Palmas Academy their home. Parents and the PDM<br />

community in general can contribute ideas and help<br />

develop programs together with the faculty and with<br />

the people who work here. We are open to making<br />

collaborative agreements and encourage building rapport<br />

among staff, faculty, parents, and students. Palmas<br />

del Mar is full of extraordinarily talented individuals<br />

with excellent qualifications who could contribute their<br />

knowledge and time for the enrichment of the school.<br />

Together, as a community, we can develop workshops<br />

and clubs that encourage and motivate our students<br />

to find their passion. We can even develop a continuing<br />

education program for the community, making the<br />

school the hub of all educational activities, including<br />

sports. Because TPA is a non-profit school, all donations<br />

are tax-deductible under state and federal regulations.”<br />


“All sports and after school activities will form part of<br />

The Palmas Academy’s new After School Program and<br />

enriched Extra-curricular Program. We are bringing back<br />

robotics, chess, soccer, volleyball, and fine arts, among<br />

others. We are also looking forward to creating a horticulture<br />

program that aligns with our vision of becoming<br />

a Green School in the near future. “Due to the pandemic,<br />

many of these activities had to be postponed, but we<br />

hope to be able to resume them for the next school year<br />

as they enrich the curriculum and are an integral part of<br />

our students’ holistic development.”<br />

WHY <strong>PALMAS</strong> ACADEMY?<br />

In addition to everything indicated in this article by Dr.<br />

Morales, it is important to add that Palmas Academy<br />

has small classroom groups, it has loving and competent<br />

teachers, and they learn both languages correctly.<br />

When students graduate from Palmas Academy, they<br />

will be prepared with an excellent education and with<br />

values, since these are integrated into the curriculum.<br />

Another aspect that the educator highlighted is that the<br />

sense of community that exists in Palmas helps children<br />

to develop socially and emotionally, they learn to solve<br />

their problems collaboratively because that is how they<br />

are taught, speaking, discussing, dialoguing. There is<br />

excellent communication with the children. They feel<br />

very important, they enter the school, we greet them by<br />

name, and they feel that they are part of a community…<br />

they have a great sense of belonging

Wyndham Palmas<br />

Wyndham Palmas celebrated its<br />

Christmas lighting ceremony in the<br />

new pool area. And as part of the<br />

activity Mr. Sam Hugli, Chief Executive<br />

of the Wyndham Hotel, made some<br />

important announcements: including the<br />

investment of 2 million<br />

dollars in hotel improvements,<br />

a first class Food & Beverage division<br />

with new concepts and<br />

culinary offerings, such as a<br />

sushi tapas cafe. He also presented<br />

the new Executive Chef, Chef Yia, who<br />

comes with a vast experience in<br />

international cuisine. (we have already<br />

tried some of their excellent dishes!)<br />

Mr. Hugli also announced the the<br />

First Palmas Dog Show,<br />

a cigar festival, and the New<br />

Year's Eve activities, among other<br />

announcements. So good to see our<br />

hotel improvements.<br />

salon<br />

• Specialists in color<br />

& color correction<br />

• Custom design hair cuts<br />

• Retexturicing treatments:<br />

Bioionic, Keratinas,<br />

among others<br />

• Make-up, Hair styles,<br />

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• Manicure - Pedicure<br />

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1st Annual Palmas del Mar<br />

at the Wyndham Palmas


at our Wyndham Palmas .... the<br />

“First Annual Palmas del Mar Dog<br />

Show” to benefit Palmas’ Animal<br />

Welfare. It was great seeing<br />

so much representation from the<br />

community as they committed to<br />

the rescue of “realengos” (stray<br />

dogs) in Puerto Rico. Thanks to<br />

Elisabeth Cusack for her devotion<br />

and for enthusiastically achieving<br />

the recruitment of so many volunteers<br />

and collaborators. We wish<br />

to thank the Wyndham for hosting<br />

such an important activity. Here are<br />

some images of the afternoon.<br />

Palmas does it better!<br />


You can donate with a check to<br />

Palmas Animal Welfare given to<br />

Elisabeth Cusack at 20 Surfside or<br />

mailed to the Treasurer, Sabrina<br />

Parks, 240 Calle Montecarlo, Urb<br />

Palmanova, Humacao PR 00791 Or<br />

through ATH Movil (Bank) choose<br />

the donate /charity option and<br />

then pATH / PalmasAnimalWelfare.<br />

(This does not carry the same<br />

daily limits a personal transfer<br />

does.) Or PayPal - send to<br />

palmasanimalwelfare@gmail.com.<br />

For more information you can write<br />

to:palmasanimalwelfare@gmail.<br />

com s


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Beers 2 X $5.<br />

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Wine $6 by glass,<br />

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1 st pickelball<br />

Under the stars<br />


the Pickleball Team for hosting<br />

such a well organized activity for<br />

Palmas’ Members. Pickle Under<br />

the Stars was a great success;<br />

it started and finished on time,<br />

players were happy throughout<br />

the games, friends and family<br />

were able to watch while enjoying<br />

Voilà… it was a glorious and fun<br />

event for all, especially<br />

for the Winners:<br />



Miguel Rivera and Franky Farina<br />

2ND PLACE<br />

David Driscoll and Kevin Jouannic<br />

3RD PLACE<br />

Víctor Ginorio and Kim Farina<br />

4TH PLACE<br />

Tyson Hendricksen and<br />

Caleb Lockhart s

member&member<br />

PAC Tennis 2021

member&member<br />

PAC Tennis 2021

member&member<br />

PAC Tennis 2021

2021 PHA Golf Car<br />

This year the PHA Golf Car<br />

Parade was outstanding.<br />

Approximately 300 golf cars<br />

participated and we were<br />

lucky that this year that it<br />

didnt rain. The route was<br />

also more extensive<br />

and neighbors lined up<br />

waiting for the parade<br />

along the street.<br />

Fun, fun, fun.<br />



parade<br />




2021<br />

PHA Golf Car<br />


2021 PHA Golf Car PARADE 2021 PHA Golf Car PARADE

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Halloween<br />

for kids

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Halloween<br />

for kids

Palmas Athletic Club<br />

Members<br />

Our Club's Christmas Party.... a truly<br />

tropical night under the stars. The music,<br />

the food,and the PAC members' spirit were<br />

just perfect. As you can see...we discovered<br />

several good dancers. Thanks to our PAC<br />

organizers for such a great night.<br />

Christmas Party

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Chapeau!<br />

This edition’s editor’s letter goes to Tony!<br />

I met Antonio (Tony) Maldonado 14 years ago, when I<br />

requested to meet with him and Julio Bagué, then president<br />

of PHA, to pitch the idea of Live & Life in Palmas<br />

magazine. Immediately, both Julio and Tony saw the<br />

benefit and the need to create a communication vehicle<br />

for our community and document the history of our<br />

“town”. From that very day we worked as a team, and I<br />

was impressed by Tony’s willingness to work on this novel<br />

project--Tony has military experience/discipline; he is<br />

tireless and efficient to the extreme. In the beginning,<br />

when I would write to Tony with questions on any aspect<br />

of Palmas, no matter the subject, he would reply with a<br />

two-page email explaining everything about the matter<br />

in question. Really impressive, he is a writing machine!<br />

Once my sister came to complain about something—<br />

which by the way, everyone comes to me with complaints…I<br />

guess this is part of my job. After listening to<br />

my sister--and quite frankly a bit tired of listening to complaints--I<br />

responded: “Write Tony and ask him, I don’t<br />

have any information about that (I don’t even remember<br />

what it was). An hour later she called me, impressed, to<br />

tell me that Tony had answered<br />

her with a three-page email<br />

explaining all the details of her<br />

question.<br />

I believe that Palmas del Mar loses a great server; a tireless<br />

and committed worker. Tony has dedicated himself,<br />

body and soul, to Palmas del Mar. He has managed to<br />

keep this ship afloat even in stormy times such as Hurricane<br />

Maria and other crises along the way. I remember<br />

when Maria’s winds were over, Tony and his team were<br />

out in the street. He rolled up his sleeves and started rebuilding<br />

that same day and that’s how it has been with everything.<br />

His position is not easy--the Executive Director<br />

of Palmas del Mar Homeowners Association, in conjunction<br />

with the Board of Directors and Delegates, deals with<br />

many aspects of Palmas and must harmonize and channel<br />

the differences and interests of the different groups that<br />

are not always aligned. A complex job that requires a lot<br />

of knowledge of many aspects. You must consider homeowners,<br />

PDMPU, PDMPI, school, two churches, a forest, a<br />

Membership Club (PAC), a horse stable, several marinas,<br />

streets repairs and signage, ornamentation, lighting, the<br />

14<br />

YEARS<br />

JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH <strong>2022</strong> VOL 14 NUM 1<br />

14 YEARS LIVE&LIFEIN <strong>PALMAS</strong><br />

JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH <strong>2022</strong> VOL 14 NUM 1<br />

light!<br />

let there be<br />

...the true star for any ambiance.<br />

PHA<br />

Live & Life in Palmas is a quaterly publication intended to reach the Palmas del Mar<br />

community and its visitors with the purpose to inform and communicate.<br />

You can send us your comments to live.lifeinpalmas@gmail.com | www.seepalmas.com<br />

live.lifeinpalmas@gmail.com | www.facebook.com/seepalmas<br />

Lissette Rosado, Editor | Live.lifeinpalmas@gmail.com 787.433.1022 | 787.562.6104<br />

Assistant Editor | Zenaida Sanjurjo<br />

Editorial Colaborators<br />

Obed Borrero | Tony Maldonado | Luis Rosado, golf corner | Raul Zurinaga | Luis Rivera Flores<br />

Accounting & Receivables | Lynette Collazo 609.506.5604<br />

Sales & Marketing | Lissette Rosado<br />

Graphic Design | Sandra Rodríguez sandra@hechizosgraficos.com<br />

Printing | Model Offset Printing (MOP) Humacao 787.850.3000<br />

Live&Life in Palmas is a co-production of Palmas del Mar Homeowners Association and Live&Life in Palmas LLC.<br />

All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.<br />

Palmas del Mar Homeowners Association 170 Palmas Drive. Apt 36 Humacao, PR 00791 787.285.6425<br />

To advertise, contact us at 787-433-1022 or live.lifeinpamas@gmail.com

editors<br />

LETTER<br />

Turtle Conservation Program, the bond with the municipality<br />

and the government, the beach, new constructions,<br />

merchants, a hotel and several inns, emergencies and,<br />

something very important that Tony masters perfectly, security.<br />

It’s not easy but Tony handled them all with great<br />

patience and poise. Through these 14 years I have seen<br />

him deal with extremely difficult situations with amazingpeace<br />

and equanimity.<br />

His commitment with Palmas reached to the point that,<br />

according to his wife Ilia, they arrived from a wedding<br />

around 1 a.m. and instead of going straight to his house,<br />

he walked around Palmas to see if his flock was in orde<br />

My respects Tony, we will miss you very much. Chapeau!<br />

Julio Bagué, who believe in me and share the Live & Life in Palmas dream wrote:<br />

I had the pleasure of working closely with Antonio Maldonado during the three<br />

years I held the position of President of the PHA.<br />

For me, Tony is one of those that one can call an unforgettable character. He is disciplined,<br />

well structured, knowledgeable, with an incredible capacity to work and solve<br />

problems. His people skills are excellent. I was always impressed by how he made<br />

difficult situations easy to accomplish. His writing skills are tops.<br />

All in all, I can truthfully say that Tony has made a positive<br />

impact in the life of every member of this community.<br />

Thus, I can proudly say he is my friend and one of the<br />

few that has been and always will be an important person<br />

in my life. s<br />

.<br />


FOR A JOB<br />

WELL DONE!<br />


Our cover model: Lisandra Castillo Dávila, mother<br />

of 3 beautiful boys, married to Antonio Meléndez,<br />

a fun and beautiful Palmeña, always willing to help<br />

others with a smile on her face. Her laugh is truly<br />

contagious and she always looks on the bright side<br />

of life. Maybe that’s why mother nature gave us a<br />

beautiful rainbow on the day of the cover shooting.<br />

Live and<br />

Life Palmas<br />

See Palmas.com<br />

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