Stray dog repellant

Lately there have been 2 German shepherds roaming my neighborhood. They are aggressive and have come after my dog when I walk him. Where can I buy a spray that would deter them and protect my dog?

Martin Doherty: mrtndoherty@yahoo.com

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Does anyone know this person?

I ran across a family member looking for Thomas H. Porter in Cuenca or surrounding regions. If you have any information please contact me. His brother is trying to reach him. Thanks.

Bill McDonald: Bill.mcdonald@agmd.org

Chiropractor who uses energy versus manipulation?

I am looking for a chiropractor who uses energy devices or procedures as well as mechanical traction. Does anyone know of one in Cuenca?

Anthony Castiglia: 098 408 4308

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Seeking a bi-lingual CPA in Cuenca

Can anyone recommend an English and Spanish speaking CPA who can file the SRI tax info for a local business? I would really appreciate it. Thank you,

Mary: mary@MWMConsulting.com

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1 bedroom apartment or studio wanted

1 bedroom apartment or studio wanted, from as soon as possible till 12th November. I am looking for somewhere furnished, with wifi, in or near Centro.

Anton: antonamand1@yahoo.co.uk

Home exchange with a house in Argentina for X-mas

Hola, Looking for a family interested in swaping houses. My family is coming from Argentina for X-mas and I want them to be comfy, like at home. In exchange we have a nice house in Patagonia (mountains or beach). It doesn`t need to be for the same period. Contact me,

Carolina: carpig_lb@hotmail.com

Finding your voice - private classes

If you want to sing, be a story teller, or just communicate more clearly, this class is for you. Daniela Altieri, of the Capulis Band, is now giving private voice classes. She has the unique ability to bring out your authentic voice, whether that be for singing, speaking or story-telling. You can tailor make the class for your distinctive needs and the time-frame that you want. The charge is $20 per class (one hour and a half). I took Daniela's classes on voice. My experience was very positive. She supported me to find a clear and creative voice to perform my poem. It was exciting to have someone so skilled to play with. She helped me to be more present. It was a great gift. Daniela Altieri is from Italy, where she studied voice, including opera, theater and body movement. In her travels through Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America she studied and practiced their oral traditions, collaborated with local artists and has refined the process of teaching others. Daniela's distinctive style and approach makes these classes beneficial to anyone at any level. In contrast to focusing on traditional vocal techniques, Daniela takes into consideration many other external phenomena that influence the voice and most importantly, the imagination, to give the most authentic expression of who we are now. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own material to work with. The classes will support the following: Creating a whole body experience as it relates to the voice, using improvisational movement and vocal sounds to break free of preconceived limitations of the voice, experiencing and appreciating one's voice "in the moment" free of self judgment, individualized guidance for each participant.

Johana Sand: dadalti@yahoo.it   099 552 5061.

Chiropractor in Cuenca

Dr. David Hojna will be in Cuenca this week and seeing patients from Wednesday through Friday. For an appointment call: (C) 099 318 6003 or (M) 098 798 2146.

Greg Medeiros: greg@medionenterprises.com

Dance Festival at the University of Cuenca

Please attend the remaining performances of the Dance Festival with the Ecuador National Ballet Co., to see beautiful, international dance at Carlos Cuevas Theatre, Univ. of Cuenca,

› Tuesday, October 21st, 8 PM, Night of Academia , Ecuador
› Wednesday, October 22nd, 8 PM, Contemporary, Ecuador
› Thursday, October 23rd, 8 PM, Flamenco, Mexico

Modern linear dining room set

Dining room table with eight chairs; no stains. Big enough. Table top 2 m x 1 m. Excellent condition. Used only a few times. Paid $900, asking $650 OBO.

Jim: 099 301 0279.

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Patio chair for sale

I have a new patio chair, $12. You can use it indoors or outdoors.

Anthony: imerchant0510@gmail.com

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Smart Phone - Samsung Galaxy S2 / SII.

Smart Phone - Samsung Galaxy S2 / SII. Bought new from Sprint in the States. Took very good care of it. One owner. But then Carnival happened. It got a little wet. It still works, but it does take a little longer to charge than normal and loses battery a little quicker than before. It is not unlocked for Ecuador. You would need to do that. I can tell you how. Can be used with wi-fi now. $50.

Vanessa: NessaZai@gmail.com or 096 775 9575.

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Barter - mini speaker/audio device for good quality cell phone

Hi, I have a mini speaker, which is portable, to take to parks and plazas. You simply connect the tiny cord to your phone or music player and out will come digital quality sound from this portable speaker. I will sell it or exchange for a good quality cell phone.

Al: felixm0510@gmail.com

The Last Hurrah sale

Everything must go. Lots and lots of clothes, larger sizes: jackets $5, sweaters $3, shirts, blouses, pants $1, shoes $3/pair. Other miscellaneous things. Ed. Vista al Rio Common Area. Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-3 PM. No early birds,

Kathy Wesson: m.kwesson529@gmail.com

Hangsen E-liquids for sale, 2 x 1

We are getting ready for Fiestas and this week at our store we have various flavors, two for the price of one. So, come on by and be ready for all the festivities. We are located on Hermano Miguel 6-70 between Juan Jaramillo and Presidente Cordova. For more info contact us or look us up on facebook.

EcuaVapor: info@ecuavapor.com

Survival self-defense seminar

Register for our next Survival self-defense seminar at Cima Fitness on Friday, October 31st, from 11 AM – 1 PM. This is a two hour, intensive seminar that will introduce you to Krav Maga and give you some basic self-defense techniques to feel more confident in going about your days (and nights). You do not have to be in good physical fitness to attend, but you do have to be able to climb a flight of stairs to get to the class. Cost is $30 which includes two hours of instruction, a take-home booklet, and a free month of Krav Maga classes (twice per week). Space is limited. Email to register now.

Chelsea: info@cimafitness.com

Cuenca Car Share, 4-day special continues

Our 4-day special was such a success we are continuing it. Prices starting at only $114 for a 4 day rental. We have cars available. Book your "key to the open road" today at www.CuencaCarShare.com

Juan Morales: CuencaCarShare@gmail.com

Update on Cuenca Dance Mob

Cuenca Dance Mob training happens every Tuesday, 4 PM at Café Eucalyptus, Gran Colombia 9-41 Newbies, please arrive and bring $10 cash, exact change. The "Mob" will likely strike first on November 8 and definitely on November 15. Follow us on Facebook. Our next practice session is today, October 21.

Dance Mob Dave: cuencadancemob@gmail.com

2-day trip to the Amazon rainforest

On Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, we will go on a 2-day trip to Limón, Indanza. First day: We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Arutam Ecotours office, corner of Honorato Vasquez and Hermano Miguel in Cuenca and start our journey to Morona Santiago in el Oriente, soon after. Our arrival at the finca is scheduled just in time for lunch, which will be served on our beautiful porch. Afterwards we can relax for a while and enjoy the view over the surrounding cloud forest. You will then need to put on “wet gear” (rubber boots and, in case of wet weather, a rain poncho), so that we can enjoy a beautiful hike in the rainforest along a stream with an amazing waterfall. Afterwards will have the chance to observe the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Peru’s colorful national bird. At the end of the day we will return to the finca for a delicious dinner. Second day: After breakfast, we will depart to a site with ancient petroglyphs and produce fresh sugarcane juice ourselves. After this morning activity, we will have lunch at the riverside. In the afternoon we can take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of the river and have fun going tubing. We will then return to the finca and prepare our trip back to Cuenca, which we will reach in the late afternoon. Prices: $180/person with a group of 5 persons. $190/person with a group of 4 persons. $200/person with a group of 3 persons. The program includes: 1 night accommodation in finca, transportation and meals as listed above, all activities as listed in the itinerary, Spanish, English amd German speaking guide. If you want to join, please send an email.

Svenja Beilfuss: Arutamecotours@gmail.com

Day trip to the waterfalls of Giron and the lagoon of Busa

Our tour starts on the 23rd of October, at 9 AM at the Arutam Ecotours office in Cuenca, corner of Honorato Vasquez and Hermano Miguel. First, we will visit the lagoon of Busa in San Fernando, which is located at an altitude of 2800 m. After a walk along the lagoon, we will have a tasty lunch. We then go on to the waterfalls of Giron. It takes a short walk to get to the first waterfalls and you can take your time to explore the area. The way back to Cuenca takes approximately 45 minutes and we will get there at about 3 PM. Price per person: $40 with a group of 5, $45 with a group of 4, $50 with a group of 3, $60 with a group of 2. The program includes: Transportation and meal as listed above. All activities as listed in the itinerary. Spanish, English and German speaking guide.,

Svenja Beilfuss: Arutamecotours@gmail.com

Recommendation for Xavier Zhindon, computer repair

I highly recommend Xavier Zhindon, owner, Palm Computer Center, for all of your computer needs. He speaks excellent English, is knowledgeable on all types of computers, their problems and idiosyncrasies, assessing problems and their fixes quickly. I found him to be intelligent, thorough and honest. His rates are very reasonable. He helped me with my iPad, fixing problems and teaching me more about it. I have been taking my laptop back to the States every year for the Best Buy Geek Squad to check it out. From now on, Xavier is my go-to man for all work on my laptop and iPad to keep them in tip-top running condition. Xavier is located at Honorato Vasquez 1-147 y Manuel Vega, or he will come to you. He can be reached at: Office, 07 283 1069 or cell 099 283 4406. Email: xzhindon@yahoo.com

Recommended by Carol Moyle: riverspirits07@yahoo.com

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Recommendation for Cuenca Car Share, car rental

If you want an economical and pain free car rental experience, you won't find any place better than Cuenca Car Share. From the extremely user-friendly website and David and Juan's personable and professional assistance, to the high quality well maintained vehicles on offer, your experience will be smooth and easy and particularly light on the pocketbook. I highly recommend Cuenca Car Share for your next car rental endeavor. I promise you will not be disappointed. Cuencacarshare.com.  Contact: 098 380 0802 Movi, 098 808 7261 Claro.

Recommended by Richard: boxy6@hotmail.com

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Recommendation for Fernando Bamboo Furniture, indoor and outdoor bamboo furniture

I needed a privacy block along my terrace, and priced bamboo drapes at Coral and Kiwi. Too expensive, then I heard about Fernando, a craftsman making bamboo drapes and furniture. Contracted with him and the project turned out great. Fernando was prompt, left no mess, and reasonably priced. Please give him a call for all your outdoor and indoor bamboo furniture needs. Fernando’s contact info is 099 782 4588 and fdoizurieta@hotmail.com.

Recommended by Ed: elindquist@quteila.com

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Recommendation for Michael Pettella, chiropractor and massage

I recommend Michael Pettella for chiropractic work. He has all the best equipment, fresh from the states, and he does all the adjustments thoroughly and gently. He's great. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Cuenca, he's the guy. His wife, Jing Li, does great Thai massage and deep tissue work. For chiropractic or massage appointments - Email: email2jingjing@yahoo.com. Phone: 099 686 2157.

Recommended by Teresa: Mahaleela2005@yahoo.com

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Recommendation for Hacienda Paraiso , cabins for rent or day hike

On Sunday a friend and I were met in at Avenida of the Americas and Primero de Mayo by the owner of this veritable paradise so close to Cuenca. Fernando Mora gave us a tour of the mountain top which has almost 360° views of valleys out toward Yunguilla Valley, but close to the turn for Loja. Mr. Mora is a very dedicated naturalist and conservationist. The cabins are all very beautifully built and maintained. If the noise and pollution of the city gets to you at times, this is a wonderful retreat spot. The air is spectacular.

Contact: kuykloma@gmail.com

Recommended by Julia Rux: julia.rux@gpc.edu

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Recommendation for Ximena Montesinos, Yoga classes

I would like to recommend Ximena Montesinos for Yoga classes: Av. Paucarbamba 4-133 y los Alisos, 2nd floor, just in front of Clínica Paucarbamba above Farmacia la Vid 2. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 AM. Afternoons: Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5. contact: xmontesinos14@yahoo.com

Recommended by Dan Wiseman: danwisem@gmail.com

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Gluten Free Cuenca: carrot cupcakes, new on the menu

For those who love our carrot cakes, we now offer carrot cupcakes. Fresh, shredded carrots combined with our high protein quinoa flour mix and topped with delicious homemade cream cheese. Add walnuts or extra cream cheese upon request. Our carrot cakes are very healthy and nutritious, not to mention fresh from the oven and delivered to your door, as the rest of our products. Check our wide variety of gluten-free products at www.glutenfreecuenca.com   A special thank you, to all the wonderful people that supported Gluten Free Cuenca via emails and numerous posts, during this past week. We feel truly blessed to have such a great clientele. Have a happy gluten-free week.

Gluten Free Cuenca: glutenfreecuenca@gmail.com

French cooking class

Come learn and taste French food with French chef Jacques Teillard. Saturday, November, 15th, from 9 AM to noon $15. Tadeo Rorres 1-92 y Avenida Solano

Alianza Francesa Cuenca: cultura@afcuenca.org.ec, 282 5298.

Attn: independent food producers - Todo Bueno 3 - November 15

Cuenca Productions (formerly CuencaEvents) and Galeria El Otorongo are pleased to announce that Todo Bueno III, Cuenca's premier food tasting event, will be taking place in the Otorongo Plaza on Saturday, November 15, from 11 – 3 PM We are now accepting table reservations for independent food artisans who would like to let Cuenca residents know about their culinary offerings. Toto Bueno II drew over 200 visitors, attracted 17 independent food vendors and received broad attention from the Cuenca community (Expat and Ecuadorian). We expect Todo Bueno III to be even bigger with great food offerings, entertainment surprises, and lots of fun. For questions or to request a vendor information sheet please contact,

Bob Higgins: CuencaEvents@gmail.com

Apartment for rent - beautiful view of the city and the mountains

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The apartment is new, never used. 1 parking space for a small or medium car. Close to bus stations, shopping center and to the downtown of the city. Price: $350 non-negotiable. Pets are not allowed. Minimum 1 year rent. Cantón Jipijapa Manabí s/n y Carlos Arizaga Vega. For more information call the agent,

Edgar Gonzalez: austroventas@hotmail.com   099 816 3950.

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Beautiful apartments for rent

Hello, I have an apartment of three rooms, 4 bathrooms, a bathroom in each room and a bathroom, study. Sector Ordóñez loop. It is very beautiful and cozy. You will like it a lot. Price is $750 including aliquot and services: water, electricity, phone, internet, parking lot, winery. Address: Ordeñez Lazo Av. If you have any questions let me know.

I am a real estate agent, Mattew Colby: livingincuencaservices@hotmail.com

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Apartment for rent

Apartment for person or a couple for rent located in General Torres 7-57 and Mariscal Sucre, has fully equipped kitchen, furnished bedroom, bathroom, internet access and cable TV. Furnished, $300. Not negotiable. Pets are not allowed. For more information,

I am the owner, Jorge Zamora: jorgezamorasal@hotmail.com   098 436 0408.

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Luxury apartments for rent

Upstairs: 1 bedroom, 2 baths, downstairs: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Both completely furnished including washer and dryer. Located in a garden setting with breathtaking mountain views. Convenient to Vilcabamba. Internet and direct TV available. $650 upstairs, $750 downstairs. Not negotiable. Small pet is OK. Address: Cucanama.

I am the owner, Janet Aniline: janiline@aol.com

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Beautiful Cotacachi home for sale

The home is located in the warmer, drier climate of Cotacachi with gorgeous views of Mt. Cotacachi, Mt. Imbabura and the Andes Mountains. It is a lovely custom built adobe home (2200 sq. ft.) in a beautiful, private gated community. It was built to American standards by an American contractor. It is within a 3-minute walk to the 5-diamond La Mirage Hotel and Spa that is known throughout the world. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on approximately 1/3 of an acre of land. There are numerous small, fruit bearing trees, a producing Ecuadorian style greenhouse and approximately 300 flowering plants surrounding the house and grounds. There is a separate casita in a private enclosed (flower filled) backyard that can be used as a guest house or studio. The home has a large enclosed, screened in back patio with a built-in grill. This home is mostly furnished including window treatments. The home has many extras and features not found in other homes. Address: San Miguel Homes and Gardens, Cotacachi. Semi-furnished, $239,900. Negotiable. Pets are allowed. Please contact me for more information or pictures,

I am the owner, C.J. Tesno: ctesno@hotmail.com

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Brand-new rustic house for sale at Yunguilla

1280 m2, located 5 minutes from the main highway, La Union via Pico Caja. (Head of the Yunguilla Valley). It has 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, big kitchen, dining room, living room and an extra lovely family room in the second floor. Beautiful view from every room. Big patio for barbecue in the back plus 2 storage rooms. Also TV and phone outlets, potable water. Large space for an orchard, garden or pool.

Unfurnished, $105,000. Negotiable. Pets are allowed.

I am the owner, Xavier Lazo: nohe1827@gmail.com

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