Nicki Cooper

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Nicki Cooper moved to Sayulita in 2008 from Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She has a degree in writing and computer technologies and is a certified English teacher.  She has taught children in the community and continues to teach adult ESL, but her focus is animals.  She currently runs the Sayulitanimals' office and is a happy mother to two dogs and two cats.  Writing is her true passion.  She has written several published pieces in magazines but dreams of being a professional novelist.  To have a little fun she likes to play on the beach with her dogs and sail as often as possible.

Stories from Nicki Cooper

Friday, April 19th, 2013

 

Marco Ojeda is the “dog whisperer” of Mexico and has extended his services to Sayulita with Canes Dog Rehabilitation and Training Services.  We have all had that family pet that we love do something or act someway that made us wonder what to do with it next.  Do we find a better home, give it to a rescue agency, or is there an option?  There is now.  Marco works one on one with you and your pet in your home to correct behavioral issues, personality problems, aggression, fear, and emotional stress.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Sayulitanimals has offered a free spay/neuter program since the doors opened, but the economy keeps changing and that is now affecting their ability to give this amazing service to the town of Sayulita. They take this program very seriously and have always used the highest quality equipment including the anesthesia, sutures, and after care. Refusing to give less than the very best to the dogs and cats of Sayulita, they’ve chosen to apply a small fee for future surgeries.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

 

Life in Sayulita has such beautiful moments when the community will come together to help one another, pay it forward, and build up some really good karma.  In this particular instance, I’m referencing the ever popular clothing exchange.  These events are quite often posted on Sayulita People on Facebook and are quickly spread by word of mouth.  I have been here for years and never participated until the other night.
Thursday, April 11th, 2013

In a world full of chemicals and pollutants, El Espresso is giving us options for our health. Utilizing the natural choices that Sayulita offers, they put the freshest ingredients on the menu whenever they are in season. Right now it's farm fresh, free-range, organic eggs. These are always available, but their chickens went crazy and currently there is a massive surplus of these delicious eggs. Typically a small fee of ten pesos is added for this preference, but right now, they are used with no extra charge.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

 

Only a few days back I walked the beach weaving in and out of tents packed so tight down the strip you couldn’t see ten feet in front of you.  Now the beach has become once more the Sayulita we love so well.  After a massive effort from all who enjoy walking our soft sands, the trash has been bagged, the people have returned home, and Sayulita has become the sleepy tourist town we’re accustomed to.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dr. Charlotte Burns and her crew of dedicated volunteers are coming back for the second spay/neuter clinic of this year. You can bring your dog or cat to Sayulitanimals Monday and Tuesday, the 15th and 16th to help stop the cycle of unwanted pets on our streets. The surgeries are offered to the community animals for a donation, but please remember your donation is what allows the vets to continue this service.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

 

It is now! Many have passed the north end of the beach and have seen the new lifeguard tower, but not many have seen the lifeguards who sit from 10:30-6:30 every day watching the water to make sure there is not another unfortunate loss off our beach. The Civil Protection Service of Mexico, which is comprised of the fire fighters and lifeguards, has stepped in for Semana Santa and Semana Pascua to guarantee safe vacations and swimming for us all.
Friday, March 29th, 2013

YamBak Bar, on the southeast corner of the plaza, is prepared to take Semana Santa to the next level with an amazing music line-up, home brews, and a schedule to keep us rockin’ till the wee hours of the morning. Even the inside has gotten a fresh new look displaying local artist Zoey Glavicich and works from the famous José Guadalupe Posada.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

There’s an old saying of, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ and I have! Semana Santa seemed slow this year as the beginning of the week yielded nothing, but as of Thursday all the buses started pouring in, the streets filled, and the holy holiday truly began. The beach is now a sea of brightly colored umbrellas from Don Pedros to La TerrazOla. People are swimming, dancing, hula-hooping, and soaking up the sun as they celebrate and party hard.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

If you were one of the lucky ones to have seen this precious tradition in Sayulita, you already know that spring is issued in on March 21st by appointing a child prince, princess, king, and queen. Many of you have thrown your coins in the boxes placed around town with a picture of a beautiful little girl or boy. Those children were this year’s candidates.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

If not, it’s time for a free eye exam!  Last Monday, the government program, Optima, began in the gazebo in the plaza.  For the next three months, from 10 am to 2 pm every Monday, Optima will be set up in the plaza to offer free eye exams and prescriptions to anyone.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Wednesday night Grupo Pro Sayulita threw the bash of the year to raise funds to protect, clean, and serve Sayulita.  The Palapa Brisa Mar was radiant with lavish tables, a sold out gathering to support our community, and an exquisite sunset followed by soft lighting, music, and dancing.  Tables were filled with silent auction choices from fine art to taco dinners affording everyone the ability to bid, donate, and win. People of all ages and social backgrounds mingled and found new friends over cold drinks and a mutual cause to benefit Sayulita.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Well for women that is… boudoir photography by Dekker Studios in Sayulita has been sweeping the girls up around town to make them their most sensual selves creating a photo package that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

For all who want to dance to save the lives of Sayulita’s homeless animals, head to Don Pedros’ palapa, Brisa Mar tonight, March first at 8 pm for your free tango dance lesson followed by dancing from 9 to midnight! Tickets are only $200 pesos for entry with all proceeds going to Sayulitanimals.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

This year tourism has been at a steady roll with a few stark differences from past years.  The influx of foreigners is less due to a number of reasons, but nationals are travelling more.  For those of us who live in Sayulita, this gives us a fresh perspective on culture and Sayulita traditions. Flag Day in the past has many traditional events like the parade, the music, and the food.  This year the focus was still on all of this and more.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Mark Stoneberg, a 57 year old man from Minnesota, went swimming north of La TerrazOla near Casa Blanca around 5-5:30 pm and never returned.  The entire town feels the heaviness of this situation and sends heartfelt prayers and thoughts to Stoneberg’s family and friends. His wife and friends had been sitting on the beach to keep an eye on him when they realized he couldn’t get back in.  When she started asking for help, she found Gigo and BamBam, two locals, sitting up on the beach.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013

 

Though we would love to bring you all the news on GIRSA, trash pick-ups, and regular schedules, that information has not presented itself yet.  What we can bring you is the freshly renewed efforts of the Sayulita Recycling Center.  On Wednesday, the center held a community meeting to produce a plan to get recycling back into Sayulita and help reduce the enormous amounts of trash that continually builds on our streets, around our plaza, down the beach, and along the roads.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Costa Verde International School held their 6th Annual Scholarship fundraiser at Don Pedros on Wednesday evening, and it was a smashing success. What an exquisite place we all have come to be in, and what better way to enjoy its natural beauty than on the beach, under the stars, while supporting a community endeavor to make higher education accessible to all.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The time is here Sayulita, the fair is back and so are the lights, music, rides and games! Walking past the baseball field as the sun has set low, you will see all the glowing lights of the fair filling the sky with a warm blue glow. Music is screaming through the air from various rides, booths, and game stations setting the party vibe. All the classics are back. So grab a coat, get your pitching arm warmed up, and walk over to the Sayulita fair.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sayulitanimals fundraiser event, Dance the Night Away is right around the corner, and they want you to know why your attendance makes all the difference.  Many look at Sayulitanimals and don’t fully understand what is involved financially.