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    just found this link on facebook

    Georgetown University Student Dies While On Spring Break In The Dominican Republic | Fox News Latino not sure why the photo of the student has a lion in the background - one of my students from my DR days had this on his facebook page tonight - very sad news
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    DR treasure

    Treasure Hunters find 16th century cache in shipwreck off Dominican Republic First paragraph of the article is below: September 10, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- A Florida based treasure hunting firm has discovered a 450 year old ship that wrecked off the Dominican coast, it's cargo is the single...
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    U.N.Responsible for Haitian Cholera Epidemic - New Report This is a link to a report about the cholera epidemic in Haiti. There is also a strong Dominican link as one of the authors is a Dominican who attended and graduated from Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo. He did his...
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    possible resource for the gardeners

    Miami-Dade County - Fruit and Spice Park I found this while pottering around on the web today and it made me think about some of the gardening questions that pop up here from time to time. They do have a contact up option so perhaps they would be able to answer questions.
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    surgery for brothers with rare genetic disorder

    After the operation, for the condition called gynecomastia which affects males who have a hormonal imbalance, Dr Elbi Morla told the show: 'In reality, this is a key moment in their evolution. 'It was something that was affecting them greatly.' Read more: Brothers bullied and beaten for...
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    real life dumb blonde experience

    Watch this woman fail to solve world's easiest math problem - msnNOW the ultimate blonde joke - unfortunately I don't think she was acting :mad:
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    Dominican Poetry

    Our school has an International Week and the teacher in charge has asked if my son could read a short(ish) poem or written selection from/about the Dominican Republic. Any suggestions for something appropriate for a 13 year old to read in a school assembly? In Spanish if possible but if not...
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    Saw this on facebook and thought it was worthy of being shared. <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0"...
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    Benefit Concert Feb. 20th

    Promo Armonia De Amor En El Teatro Nacional - YouTube Hopefully this will take you to information about a fundraising concert that will be happening on Feb. 20th. It is for a good cause.
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    Fernandez pins hopes on Arab ties

    While there is a lot of money in the GCC it is not spend and blast the consequences as it used to be. I think that some development dollars might come to the DR from "Arab ties" - after all Thailand and Maylasia (or Bahrain closer to home) have been visited to death by the Arab populace and a...
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    interesting short video section from PBS

    this is an excerpt from the PBS special Black in Latin America 'Anything but Black' in the Dominican Republic | The Root
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    track meet on May 13, 2006

    I was just wondering if anyone had more specific info for the meet that will be held on May 13th. Does anyone know what time it is supposed to start and how much (if anything) that it costs to get in? It would be great if anyone had a list of events and the approx. start times. Normally I...
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    You know you're in the DR when you see...

    I thought it might be fun to have a thread with images that let you KNOW you are in the DR. These are two of my favorites of "typical DR". <a href="" title="Photo Sharing"><img...
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    a little something for Hillbilly

    Two Indians and a Tennessee Hillbilly were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave. "Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!"he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering, "Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off his...
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    Orchid Show 2006

    We went to the annual orchid show again this week and it was a nice way to spend the morning. There were orchids and plants on sale as well and the prices ranged from 100 pesos for a sweet tiny little orchid blooming in a very small pot to several thousand pesos for the large exotic varieties...
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    Carnival - a reflection of life here in one afternoon.

    I went to Carnival last weekend and it was a great reflection of my experiences while living here. The event started late and for some unknown reason the groups were temporarily detoured down Maximo Gomez instead of preceding straight down the Malecon. About three or four groups went down...
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    Where do we all live - mark on frappr map.

    I thought this might be fun for the members to do and see.
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    Ice Rink in Santo Domingo for the holidays.

    For all those frustrated by the lack of winter sports - be of good cheer. There is a temporary ice rink at Megacentro just for the holidays. It costs 200 or a little more for 30 minutes and that price includes the skate rental. Happy holidays.
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    Substitute Dominican for Italian in this flash This is supposed to be about Italians but so much of it is true for the D.R. I had to post it.