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02.06.2013 Bulletin

by Marita
(Montevideo, Uruguay)


"Education will never become as expensive as ignorance." ---- Anonymous

Dear Folks,

The restaurant La Papoñita seems to be working out well--they have room for us, the food is good and the prices are acceptable, so we will be there again on Sunday, June 9th at 14:00 (2 pm).

Other items of note include:

1. A family (she a Fulbright scholar, he to be teaching at the Catholic University, the baby just a month and a half old right now) will be arriving in Montevideo on June 14th with one set of grandparents in tow, and planning to stay until January 22, 2014. Attempts to find appropriate housing have thus far been unsuccessful--they are looking for a fully furnished place with 3 bedrooms and the usual rest (including luxuries like heating and internet). Can anyone help? Point them in the right direction?

2. Computer and other tech problems can raise their ugly heads at any time, so when they do, Bob King is offering to save the day. His list of skills is attached, and also includes TVs, musical equipment and all manner of home electronic equipment, and you can reach him by phone 099 161 178 (unless it is ill) or E-Mail: RobertKing007(at) (unless your computer is down).

3. Sausage lovers: Take note! Jim and Mariellen Wiemann can help. Jim wrote:

About six months ago we started making our own sausage, Italian, bratwurst, liverwurst, Swedish potato sausage. We moved here from Minnesota about two years ago and just missed the sausage. I am in the middle of building a smoke house and then will be making Polish sausage, beef sticks, smoked salmon and so on.

We are trying to expand our business and would like introduce our hand
crafted sausage to the expats in Montevideo.

You can get in touch with them at jandmwiemann (at)

4. Work on expanding our web presence and helping people here as well as those moving here continues. Step 1 was to pick out the info from past bulletins that has lasting value. That has been done, but there are lots of omissions, and I ask that you look over the topics, and think about what topics are missing and need to be added. Please let me know what info is missing, and even what would simply be nice to have collected in one place.

At present, the topics covered include:

Uruguay Info Topics

  • Banking
  • Books—Used
  • Bus Services
  • Churches
  • Container of Household Goods
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Driver's Licenses in Uruguay
  • Electricity
  • Events—Finding Info on
  • Food
  • Groups you can Join
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Hospitals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Internet
  • Mail—Receiving Packages
  • Mosquitoes
  • Music—Radio
  • News
  • Packages—Receiving Them
  • Renting in Uruguay
  • Restaurants
  • Services
  • Spanish Language Learning Suggestions
  • Taxes
  • Thanksgiving (US Style)
  • TVs

5. Animal Lovers: Since the suggestion last week that you might want to get involved in helping needy animals was short on specifics, here is the info you may want to have to get active.

re: Animal lovers & donations or volunteering – the first two take in injured animals and treat them. Each link contains info on how to donate via Abitab or redPago:

On FaceBook: (Mary Brown Animal Help) (Animales Sin Hogar) (Sin Animales en la Calle)

Or for those that do not use Facebook: (On June 1 they inaugurated an operating room: video below )

6. Reminder: The Friday Costa Azul meetings are now weekly, so every Friday at 20:00 (8 pm) or thereafter, people will be congregating in Pocitos at Tomàs Diago 843, at the corner of Scosería. No more reminders seem necessary, since, as indicated, it will happen each and every week. No more confusion.

The rest of the items will have to wait for next week.

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