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Choreographer and former Costa Rican resident MaryLu Tosi dies at 91

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first_img Facebook Comments Choreographer and performer MaryLu Tosi, who lived in Costa Rica with her family for many years, died on March 30 at the age of 91 in Ft. Myers, Florida.Longtime friend Margarita Downey told The Tico Times that Tosi was born and raised in Connecticut and studied to be a laboratory technician. After she met and married Joseph Tosi, a Yale graduate, the couple traveled together to Peru where Joe worked as an ecologist and geographer. There, they had three children, Alex, Lucinda and John.The family settled in Costa Rica in the early sixties, and Dr. Joseph Tosi founded the Tropical Science Center. Ih that role, he advised conservation projects all over Costa Rica including the Monteverde Reserve, La Selva and Braulio Carillo National Park. (Courtesy of Joseph Tosi) Related posts:Little Theatre Group unveils latest production Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94 Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Ricacenter_img “MaryLu Tosi thrived on choreography, performing on television, helping the Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica, staging shows at the National Theater, the Centro Cultural, the Hotel Costa Rica, and other important venues in Costa Rica with her dance troupe,” Downey wrote. “She was a teacher, a performer, a choreographer and also founded Staff of Life, the very first cottage industry in San Ramón de Tres Rios, which supplyied homemade bread and four flavors of granola in the 1970s for grocery stores. MaryLu was energy, spontaneity, creativity and a showgirl!”“She was one of those life-changing people to so many,” added Downey, who was Tosi’s neighbor in San Ramón de Tres Ríos. (Courtesy of Joseph Tosi) (Courtesy of Joseph Tosi)The Tico Times thanks Margarita Downey and MaryLu’s grandson, Joseph, for these photos and information.last_img read more

Belmond has announced the latest developments for

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first_imgBelmond has announced the latest developments for its properties, with some of the major updates including:Venice Simplon-Orient-ExpressIn 2016, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will embark on a journey to Berlin, with the new route linking three European capital cities: London, Paris and Berlin.The inaugural departure will leave from London on 2 June 2016.Eagle Island reopens in November The Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana will reopen in November, with all lodges now featuring plunge pools and outdoor decks overlooking the delta. A new restaurant and camp fire area complete the renovation.Belmond Eagle Island Lodge can be coupled with the Belmond Khawi River Lodge in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in Chobe National Park.Christmas journeys on board British Pullman and Belmond Northern BelleBelmond’s two luxury trains will this year be home to Christmas festivities with the British Pullman and Belmond Northern Belle hosting journeys to Christmas markets and cathedral cities in winter.Belmond Grand Hibernian launches grand tours of Ireland Guests can now book their place aboard the upcoming Belmond Grand Hibernian, the first luxury train to tour Ireland.A four night ‘Legends and Loughs’ journey travels to Cork, Killarney, Galway and Westport while the two night ‘Realms of Giants’ travels to Dublin, Belfast and Portrush.For more information visit www.belmond.com.last_img read more