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Chix Food Bank, began operating in November 2005 by a group of individuals who came together to respond to an identified need in Chicxulub, Yucatan.

In the village of Chicxulub there are about 6,000 people.  The main industry is fishing.  Of course, this work is at the mercy of the weather and between the hurricane and the norte seasons often the port  is closed so there is no opportunity to go out fishing.  Therefore we have families who have limited resources to care for their families.  We also have elderly people who rely on their children to care for them and help them on a day-to-day basis.

There is a huge need to assist people suffering from many forms of poverty.  Your support can change lives.

For only $75 CAD you can feed a family for a year!

We are helping a local soccer team raise money.

Manchester DONATED BALLS 2150Thank you for looking at other ways to donate in the Yucatan. Please take the time to watch the video and share it with your friends! Every donation to the children of Progreso Manchester is greatly appreciated. Many kids in the community will have an opportunity to play on the team with funding.

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Current News and Updates on the Chicxulub Foodbank

June Dispensa

June Dispensa

The June dispensa was carried out on a bright, sunny day under the watchful eyes of the team.  Kay, Carmita, Milo, Jody, Don and Nancy ensured the dispensas were packed on the 14th and handed out on the 15th. This same group of volunteers will continue the process throughout the summer.  Thanks to all of them and thanks to the photographers! See you all again in September!  Have a wonderful summer.... read more
May Dispensa

May Dispensa

Well I am heading back to Canada early this year for my 50th Nursing Reunion. Not to worry as I leave everything in the capable hands of Kay and Carmita and Nancy and Ciro. This May dispensa was quiet and well attended and the heat was already here for the day…30+ by 11 AM.... read more
Community Outreach Pencuyut

Community Outreach Pencuyut

In early January, Carmita and her family visited a small pueblo called Pencuyut, a suburb of Tecoh.  She heard from her nephews about this village and wanted to check things out.  Then we made a second visit to celebrate Children’s day and take out more donations. Pencuyut originally was called ‘ cehn-yuc ‘ which is Maya for “well of the deer”. The legend says when the first inhabitants arrived they found many venison bones. It has approximately 2000 habitantes, there are many aged people and several cases of deaf children. These special needs children have no attention nor go to school. It seems that this area is more affected by the cold winters than we are here along the Gulf.  It can get as cold as zero degrees so there will be a collection of hats, slippers and scarves for next winter sent to them. The village maintains itself with milpas where the men grow and harvest corn and there was evidence of buckets of corn being carried on the heads of some women. There are schools that teach from kindergarten to high school with telesecundaria being a satellite program via internet.  There are 3 high school teachers working with the young adults. The internet service provided to the village is not strong enough to provide computer and telephone service so imagine seeing the kids playing and chatting together and the adults busy sharing with no evidence of the cel, FaceBook  or any other social media! The Food Bank sent donations for the children and some adults and they were very grateful. The house that hosted us belongs to... read more
Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

As promised, we have delivered at least 5 loads of groceries to the kitchen since the middle of March. Dona Ara is always happy to see us with our full boxes.  Her clients are also happy when we come.  They are serving about 75 people a day. They have a good supply of plastic and glass containers that will tide them over until next... read more
April Dispensa

April Dispensa

Needless to say April dispensa was more subdued without many of our volunteers who have returned home for the spring months but we had a great showing. Our 65 families were in attendance and things went smoothly.  We had a special visit from the Queen of the Marina 2015-16,  Addy Velasquez who visited and helped with the dispensas. We also noted her commemorative plaque on the wonderful anchor that was donated to the town of Chicxulub. Again, thank you to all of you who have left food items and containers for the food bank and soup kitchen and those who left their donations for next winter’s hampers. Without you, this could not happen. Missing Jody Tortilla man Carmita Double load Yahir Our... read more

Muelle Market

Muelle Market 2016 2016 was an amazing year for us at the Muelle Market. We continued to see our regular vendors and meet some new vendors. We were amazed and delighted by the increase in shoppers this year and we watched many leaving with armfuls of purchases and big smiles. Alex, our vendor baker from Classic Delights in Merida, created the most delicious Cinnibuns for the Market this year. At almost every market, there was a line up all the way to the back of the venue, just to get that delicious taste of home. These Cinnibuns will be back for our 2017 Muelle Market. New to the Muelle Market We introduced a few new food vendors this year: Suzu -with her amazingly delicious quiche, Cy -with homemade pizza, Alex-our amazing baker. Guty- with fresh herbs and juices. Bernard with bread, muffins and more. David – with carrot cake , Horso Organics- with amazingly fresh veggies and Ginnie & Eva with Calzones. We also introduced new Artisans: Jorge, Patrica& Ivan with there amazing paintings, Gloria with her stained glass and art, Robin with felting, Miguel with his prints, Gabriella with natural body care products, the Women’s Coop with their unique and beautiful applique designs, Ruth with her ladies Linen Clothing and Nola’s Yucatan Designs with men and women’s 100% cotton tops made from manta. Chicxulub Foodbank We continued in 2016 to assist the Chicxulub Foodbank with fund-raising for 2016. Our Vendors donate products or gift certificates that were raffles off at each Market and the Kitchen donated 10% of their sales. Please remember to support them by buying your... read more
Bazar de Muelle

Bazar de Muelle

This is the end of another successful market season.  In total there were 7 markets and each one held its own highlight. Who stood in line to buy Anita’s sausages or the scrumptious cinnamon buns? There was always a flurry of activity around Mari’s table  or the community table where local service providers promoted their services like massages or bike rentals. Then there was the raffle tickets that everyone bought in support of the Children’s programming for the Chicxulub Food Bank.  There will again be summer workshops for the children. Thanks to Nola Marie’s creation Ruth’s linen blouses Nola’s shirts Mujeres de Chicxulub Sausage line-up Cinnibon line-up  ... read more

March Dispensa

I want to start off by saying thank you to all of you for your help and donations for this season.  It is a delight to see how many folks support this project.  If it was not for you, the village of Chicxulub would not be able to enjoy the kindness and generosity of the Snowbird and Ex-Pat population. I am including all of you in this thank you which means our  year round folks as well. Special thanks to the person who donates fresh tortillas monthly for the families. There are currently 65 families on the roster with another 5 who I will be visiting over the next few... read more
February Dispensa

February Dispensa

Packing of the dispensas on the 14th went smoothly with seasoned hands, Shirley and Dave with Andrea and Kay put the packages together swiftly and efficiently. Thanks to everyone who donated beans and rice and the donor who delivered 7 dispensas from Soriana’s. Like the rest of winter, the 15th dawned grey and cool.  There were fewer folks standing in line when we started but by the end of the hour, all but 3 families had come for their package. vitamin service Lorraine is back to hand out the tortillas austin helps keep order pauline and james are back..yahoo taxi service from Jody english student Camila Thanks to Wayne 2 for the... read more
Bazar del Muelle

Bazar del Muelle

There have been two markets this month and both were a huge success.  What was exciting to see but what really floored me was the line-ups for Anita’s sausage meat and for the kitchen so folks could buy their cinnamon buns and coffee.  Other vendors were busy as well. Come see in March. Watch for a more in-depth report next... read more
CAPP Program

CAPP Program

Lots has been going on even though I am not there. Carmita and Malu and the CAPP volunteers are working with about 30  kids to help them improve the basic 3 R’s of education. The first step was a test to asssess their level of understanding.  Then teams were established according to grade level and assigned as follows: Grade 5 – Carmita Grade 4 – Aaron and Luis Grade 3 – Samuel and Aracelly Grade 2 – Malu   Carmita and Lina grade 6 Aracelly and Samuel grade 3 Luis and Aaron grade 4 Many children, when they reach grade 6 cannot do the basic math and writing.  Watch for pictures as the summer... read more
Community Outreach Pencuyut

Community Outreach Pencuyut

The earlier visit has been followed up with two more with the group helping lay a floor in Veronica’s house. She was mentioned in the earlier post. Veronica has 7 children and her husband works the field.  The struggle to get the floor laid is that there is no water in the casa and it needed to be carried in.  This made the job longer than... read more
Community Outreach Pencuyut

Community Outreach Pencuyut

In early January, Carmita and her family visited a small pueblo called Pencuyut, a suburb of Tecoh.  She heard from her nephews about this village and wanted to check things out.  Then we made a second visit to celebrate Children’s day and take out more donations. Pencuyut originally was called ‘ cehn-yuc ‘ which is Maya for “well of the deer”. The legend says when the first inhabitants arrived they found many venison bones. It has approximately 2000 habitantes, there are many aged people and several cases of deaf children. These special needs children have no attention nor go to school. It seems that this area is more affected by the cold winters than we are here along the Gulf.  It can get as cold as zero degrees so there will be a collection of hats, slippers and scarves for next winter sent to them. The village maintains itself with milpas where the men grow and harvest corn and there was evidence of buckets of corn being carried on the heads of some women. There are schools that teach from kindergarten to high school with telesecundaria being a satellite program via internet.  There are 3 high school teachers working with the young adults. The internet service provided to the village is not strong enough to provide computer and telephone service so imagine seeing the kids playing and chatting together and the adults busy sharing with no evidence of the cel, FaceBook  or any other social media! The Food Bank sent donations for the children and some adults and they were very grateful. The house that hosted us belongs to... read more

English in Chicxulub

Special report from Susan We have had another great year teaching English to the students of Quintana Roo. We had enough teachers and helpers for grades 4, 5, and 6.I would like to thank Karen, Beth, Diane, Mary, John, Brooke,Ruth,Pierrette,Alexis,Ken,Grace,Kitty,Kathryn,and Jim. We had a great bunch of students this year in grade 6.Our themes included:families, body parts, calendar, emotions numbers,etc. Groups worked great as we had up to 35 students. Our last day in the English class we played bingo and each student received a prize. Students also took home their folders(filled with their work) group picture, and a diploma for taking our English class. The principal,teachers, and the students put on an appreciation afternoon for our teachers and helpers. The grade one students handed out Happy cards to the teachers and then sang a beautiful song. Students handed their teachers sincere cards thanking them for coming to their school and teaching them English. Thank you again to all of you who have been involved in our English School Program. If it wasn’t for you this program would not exist.       Sue Watch for more photos as they come in.                ... read more
Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

As promised, we have delivered at least 5 loads of groceries to the kitchen since the middle of March. Dona Ara is always happy to see us with our full boxes.  Her clients are also happy when we come.  They are serving about 75 people a day. They have a good supply of plastic and glass containers that will tide them over until next... read more
Prepping for Christmas

Prepping for Christmas

Check out the temperature and that was the day in March the industrious group was again sorting and packaging clothes for the Christmas hampers. Some of the group continued into April with wrapping presents for next winter.  Santa will be happy with the work of his elves. This season we introduced fabric softener sheets to help maintain a fresh scent when opened in the winter. Then the big finale when a truck was loaned to us to transport all of the boxes to Chicxulub where they are stored for the summer. Join the journey via our picture gallery.            ... read more
CAPP Volunteers

CAPP Volunteers

During semana santa workshops were held for the children and our CAPP students attended some of them.  The topics were a continuation of summer with genealogy, care of the environment and some first aid.  On average 25 children attended. Shelley made a donation of 2400 pesos raised by co-workers to get uniforms for the children in the village.  We will do the same as before in buying the material and having the uniforms made by local tailors. With holidays over, the CAPP students will continue their own workshops with the children.  ... read more

San Joachin Nursing Home

San Joachin is quieter but no less animated this month with Paula  working with the seniors.  The group continues to enjoy the exercises as well as the parachute.  Thanks to a donation we now have our own parachute and stretch bands to use. The residents enjoy using the bands and do grow stronger every time we use them. I do have to make mention of Paula who has maintained the program all winter with her group of volunteers.  Paula has a wonderful knack of connecting with the residents and helping them enjoy the... read more
Prepping for Christmas

Prepping for Christmas

Yes, I know it is way too early to think of Christmas 2016 but it is always good to  be prepared!  And that is what a group of industrious volunteers did in Feb to help with sorting and packaging clothes for the hampers. The expression “many hands make light work” was in evidence as the ladies went to work getting the outfits made up and bagged.  Whew! One less thing to stroke off my... read more

Baseball Camp

Baseball season started out with a bang on January 9th, with the young players greeted by the Comisario of Chicxulub along with a young college student with responsibility for recreation activities for Chicxulub and by a reporter/photographer from Por Esto. There were anywhere from 7 to 20 players on any Saturday, but usually about 12-14. The majority of players were from the afternoon classes at Quintana Roo School, and were mainly boys between 9 and 12. We usually managed a short warm up before splitting into two teams and playing two or three innings. We were delighted to see the skill development in some of the young players joining us for their first season. And a few of our veteran players are now quite adept in both batting and fielding. Good, too, that we see the older players helping and encouraging the newer ones. Sadly missed was our normal cohort of female players, who have “grown up” and prefer to watch from the stands, despite much coaxing to join us. On two occasions, the recreation director arrived, put us all through vigorous calisthenics and ran skill-improvement drills. The coaches looked forward to his promised weekly involvement, but it did not materialize. (We will work on that for next year.) Unfortunately, we were rained out for the last two Saturdays of the season. The kids love any kind of baseball gear and, should anyone have sources at home for getting T-shirts, hats, runners or headbands, you’d make some kids very happy. If printing is also available, we have named ourselves the Chix Craters. As always, new volunteers for next year... read more
January Bingo

January Bingo

Under the B. Bingo. And that’s just what many Canadians play in Chicxulub at least twice during their annual winter sojourn from the north. The fundraiser bingos have been helping the Chicxculub Food Bank since 2009. That first year at the former Bamboo Beach, it raised $12,840 P to help for the monthly cost of food needed for the 77 families. Last year it raised $10,500 P. Why do people like playing bingo so much? It’s fun, it’s a way of socializing and offers a chance of meeting new people. And besides, the game that dates back to medieval times, allows you to win prizes. The full house that played last month at Mamma Mia’s gave it their undivided attention ­ until a green bus called, El Bicho, pulled up across from the restaurant. At intermission some rushed out to satisfy their curiosity. They discovered a couple had been travelling in it for 10 years since starting out from Argentina. Intermission over, it was back to serious bingo playing. Canadians, Karen Evans and Kathy Worrall, are the hard­working bingo organizers who gather prizes,find the bingo callers and run the show. Those lining up their beans to place on the numbers called included people from all over Canada and New York. In the old days, those beans had an even more prominent role because the game was called beano and if you had a winning card, you yelled “beano.” A New York toy salesman renamed it bingo after he overheard someone accidentally shout “bingo”. The first game was played at a carnival near Atlanta,Ga., in 1929. Sharon Helgason, who organized the first fundraiser bingo in Chicxulub says proceeds have helped the... read more
Muelle Market

Muelle Market

Yea, Nola was here for the penultimate market and what a day we had.  There were 34 vendors and 100s of customers coming to find treasures or sourdough bread or carrot cake.  No-one left disappointed and  many did not go home empty handed. It was nice to have Nola home and Kay was busy with the Food Bank table and raffle.   And then it was the last Muelle Market on March 19th!  And what a day!  My light box with Katarina arrived and as you can see she was a delight.  I have a photo of her with the artist and her husband, with the dynamic duo of Kay and Andrea and then with Madie, the owner of the hall.  She was a perfect companion. You can see that Marie was her usual busy self and enjoyed a great day.   The money raised by the biweekly raffles has been used to pay for the three buses we needed to take the grades 4-5-6 children to the Parque Cientifico and today the funds will be used for the pilot project of Self-Defense for Children during semana santa.  There will also be workshops for the children in the summer and workshops for the parents helping them discover what their values are and how to improve their parenting skills.  I will have updates for you as we offer these activities. Now we are done with the Muelle Market until next December and I look forward to seeing you then. From Nola The Muelle Market would like to send out a huge thank you to all the people who attended the... read more

Baseball Camp

Submitted by Brooke: Thanks to our Mexican coach, Luis, the baseball team continued for an additional three months after we Snowbirds returned to the North. We started off again the third Saturday in January with 25 eager players. The following week, we had 37!! Due to rain and Carnival, the numbers were lower for the next two Saturdays but we expect a large turn out on the 21st. We have 8 to 10 Canadian and American “coaches” on any given Saturday and have had 3 Mexican parents on occasion. Our goal, of course, is to involve more parents, aunts, uncles and cousins in the hopes of getting the team back in Mexican hands by the time we all head North again. So, please spread the word that they are needed Saturdays at 9 am in the Chicxulub... read more
Bazar del Muelle

Bazar del Muelle

The Muelle Market is growing this year…more new vendors and seeing lots of new faces in the crowd. We have had raffles for the food bank at each the Markets and the goal this year is to raise enough funds to take the children to the Dinosaur Museum. The Vendors have generously donated their handcrafted items and have helped us raise a total of 2060 pesos this month and that will cover the cost of one excursion for the school kids to the Science Centre. We have a Beverage Bar at the new Market and we sell Fresh ground Chiapas Coffee and Home made Cinnamon Buns. We also sell soft drinks and water. Stop by and see Nancy she will be happy to try out her English. The Markets in Feb. will be  Feb 5 and Feb.19 The Markets in Mar will be Mar 5 and Mar 19 Our new Location is: D’Mar Salon de Eventos Calle 28 x 21 x 23 Chicxulub Puerto See you all at the Market... read more
Knitting Goodbyes

Knitting Goodbyes

This year we asked for knit and crocheted hats for the cancer children of Merida and were presented with over 100!   We had  hats of all colours and sizes made, some with stripes, some with flowers and even some animal faces.  They were delivered to the IWC meeting on Saturday March 29th.  The  knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and the sewers raised funds for the food bank and created gifts for the Christmas hampers. Here are just a few of the lovely hats made… Here are some of the lovely Barbie clothes Alexis made for the naked dolls!! Now won’t that make a few girls happy this Christmas!   And have a look  at the revamped cushions that will make some moms happy when they open them from the Christmas hampers.   .  All done by talented volunteers this winter!! We also decided to collect money towards the foodbank and stitchers were asked to donate 10 pesos a visit, this raised 400 pesos.  We look forward to returning to our stitching again next year.  We hope we will have a few more people next year. At the IWC meeting a table was set up to sell purses and cozies. With the additional sales of the items at the Muelle Market, this brought the total in sales and contributions from S&B to 1400pesos. Well done... read more
Muelle Market

Muelle Market

The idea came after chatting with my friend Sharon, who has lived in Chicxulub for years and assists with many humanitarian programs in the village especially the Chicxulub Food Bank. We talked about a way to help the local artisans who handcrafted item as the fishing did not sustain the families all year. So, being a creative thinker and an artist it didn’t take long to come up with the idea of doing a market. Now it was time to start looking around for a local venue for the market. I had only been in Chicxulub for about 7 months at the time and spoke very little Spanish so I incorporated the help of Sharon and her friend Carmita. After seeing what was available, I told Sharon that I had seen a beautiful restaurant in Chicxulub Centro and thought it would be a perfect space to use for a small market. It was then that Sharon introduced me and the market idea to Charlie the owner of Bamboo Beach Restaurante which, was also the home of the Chicxulub food bank. I realized then, that I also wanted the market to somehow help raise money for the food bank. The artisans and the food bank were both quickly stealing my heart. Now that I had found a space I need a name. The name Muelle Market, came to me as I was driving to the restaurant. There is a sign just before you turn to go towards the restaurant and it says in bold letter MUELLE with an arrow pointing down the street. My first thought was, wow free advertising... read more
Guest Blogger- Nola-Bazar del Muelle

Guest Blogger- Nola-Bazar del Muelle

The inception of the Muelle Market begins with Nola.  This is her story. “When I  first went to the Bamboo Beach restaurant to help Sharon with the food bank I fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the space and realized that it would be a wonderful venue for many things. At that time,I didnt speak any spanish so we tossed the idea around and decided to speak with Charlie about using the space for a venue for local artisans to have the opportunity to show their wares and earn some extra money. I never expect it to turn into a mulitcultural market for artisans and crafters from different parts of the Yucatan and the world. The Market has taken on an energy of its’ own and has given Charly at Bamboo Beach and his staff the opportunity to earn extra money for the restaurant and and has  helped raise additional funds for the Chicxulub Food Bank. The market has also allowed Chicxulub to become a meeting place for friends and family to enjoy a day of shopping and lunch while enjoying a beautiful setting. My initial plan was to have the market for 2 or 3 months in the year while the Snowbirds were here for holidays, but it has been such a success that I thought about having it year round. My plan was to have the market open in April- May- June and September – October -November- December the third Thursday of each while the busier months of January – February – March – July and August would be the first and third Thursday of... read more
English Classes at Andres Quintana Roo

English Classes at Andres Quintana Roo

Susan, the co-ordinator for the english classes offered to the students at the local elementary school and her dedicated group of volunteers have done an amazing job once again this year.  Each year just keeps getting better and the children are more comfortable trying out their new language skills.  It is not unusual to hear children and parents alike saying “hello, good morning and how are you” as you walk through the town. This winter, at Andres Quintana Roo we had another successful teaching experience. We were fortunate to have enough teachers and supporters to have 3 grades of English classes: grades 6,5,and 4. Our aim was to have fun and teach the students some basic English phrases to carry on a conversation. One highlight for the grade 6 students was to put together several kites (letter k) and take turns flying them outside. Students later put their names in a hat and 5 names were drawn. These student took the kites home. There were many fun activities that all the students enjoyed. At the end of our time here the students received a picture of themselves and a class picture to remind them of their class in English. Students have been encouraged to practice their English until we return. Thank you to  Marge for  bringing down 3 white board for our classes and flip chart paper. What wonderful,useful gifts. I never thought I would get excited over rulers or chart paper,but, I did. Thank you to all the people who have contributed school supplies for our classes,it makes teaching a little easier. A big thank you to all... read more
Bazar del Muelle-Bamboo Beach

Bazar del Muelle-Bamboo Beach

This delightful market began in November 2012 and is the brain child of Nola, a Canadian artist relocated in Chicxulub. Here is how Nola explains her creation: “When I first went to Bamboo Beach to help Sharon with the food bank I fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the space and realized that it would be a wonderful venue for anything. I didn’t speak spanish so I approach Sharon with the idea and asked her to help me talk to Charlie about using the space once a month for a small venue for local artisans so they might have an opportunity to earn some extra money. I never expected it to turn into a Mulitcultural Market for artisans and crafters from Yucatan and other parts of the world. The Market has taken on an energy of it own and has helped Charly and his staff at the restaurant, the Chicxulub Food Bank, and has created in Chicxulub a meeting place for friends and family to enjoy a day of shopping and lunch in a beautiful setting.” From Suzanne Bourret For Socorro, it is the only way she can provide for her family. For Rosa it gives her hope. And for tourists and expats it affords them a chance to buy authentic and handmade local Yucatan crafts to take back to their countries. The Chicxulub artisans’ market, inaugurated late last fall at the Bamboo Beach restaurant, has provided help to those in need, in a community where poverty lives on many streets. Socorro creates crocheted purses using yarn and silver or coloured pop can tabs.  It is the... read more
Guest bloggers – Dennis

Guest bloggers – Dennis

Baseball has had a slow start this year somewhat due to the weather and somewhat to delayed organization – but it is well under way now with a core group of 7- 9 volunteer coach/mentors and between 5 and 12 enthusiastic young ball players – depending on the weather and the reminders at school.  We have been very fortunate to receive more equipment including complete uniforms – and we were able to return some of the borrowed equipment to the school.  Don and Brooke are managing the equipment this year, and Karl is running the practice with the theme based on more fun than practical lessons and everyone is thoroughly enjoying our times together – We play rotational scrub ball which gives all of us the opportunity to play at different positions and to try and hit the ball when it  is our turn – the kids are teaching us some Spanish baseball terminology and we are trying to reciprocate with English.  More kids are always welcome as are any adult coach/mentors who wish to share an hour or so with us and the kids – even if it is only for one weekend, your presence is appreciated. Visit our blog to read more. March 2nd 2013  We had 11 little ball players show up at the park, including two girls.  The kids were all given jersies that Don and Brooke had brought with them this trip and then they played a fun game of ball against the 9 adult Can/Am ‘coaches’  – the kids became so proficient at running the bases that they  smeared the seasoned players so badly that the... read more

Services

Physiotherapist: Lidia Yaneth Poot Ramos will see you at home if the need arises. Contact info:cel 999-108-2061.  Speaks english. Dentist in Merida specializes in implants and Dental Ozone Therapy. C.D. Javier Isidro Avila Lopez.  Cel 999-174-1311.  Speaks english. All Euchre Players report to Sol y Mar every Friday at 1 PM for fun and frivolity! David’s Bistro: New Heated Pool, in the sunny south patio, protected from Nortes with showers and change rooms….bring a towel Reservations not required Groups of six or more please email “heads up.” Pizza Oven fired up from 5 pm Bring your own wine…corkage 50 pesos Beer 25 pesos premium 35 pesos Darts Club…please bring darts…new this year Hours Tuesday-Saturday  9am to 9pm Sunday 7am to 11.30am    Cochinita Pibil and Breakfast Closed Monday Enquiries... read more

Volunteers from Chicxulub

This report has been written by Malu who works closely with the volunteers and summer programming. These young people from Chicxulub have been volunteering with the school program for some years and I thought it time you heard about them. Volunteerism is not a well-known nor embraced activity but it is catching on here in Chicxulub.  This is due to many things but not the least being our dynamic Carmita and her family. Malu, her oldest has been doing summer workshops for the children since she began studying her Forensics Science degree.  Her sister Rosangela is studying psychology while raising her daughter Lina.  You have seen photos of her in previous newsletters.  She is only 4 years old but has been attending and helping at workshops since she was born.  And when Milo-husband and dad is home he also gets involved. I am proud of working alongside Carmita and her family and have learned a great deal from her and continue to do so.       Volunteer Gallery These young people from Chicxulub have been volunteering with the school program for at least 3 years and I thought it time you heard about them. Ohanna Zuleyka Cituk Moo     is 12 years old. She lives between Uaymitun and Chicxulub. She is in grade 9 at the junior high “Pedro Noh Baron”in Telchac Puerto.  Her average on completion of elementary school  was 8.6. She loves biology so her notes in this subject are very good and she wants to be a doctor. During her free time she enjoys  listening  to music, reading and practicing dance with her religious group.... read more

SNAP

What is SNAP you ask? SNAP is an organization in Chicxulub Puerto, Yucatan, Mexico and stands for: Spay Neuter Animals Program. Our organization works in the community with the street animal population and also educating the residents as to the benefits of spay and neutering their animals. We had our first locally funded and community assisted Spay and Neuter Campaign on September 18, 2016 and we successfully sterilized 137 animals. Our Goal is to have 3 small sterilization campaigns each year. We are currently raising funds through our Go fundme page, garage sales and online auctions and private donations. We are working towards a second Campaign in January 2017 and are planning some exciting fund raiser events in 2017 ,so follow along with us by liking our Facebook Pages or watching for coming events posted on Flash Alerts. Please like our Facebook pages: Chicxulub Spay and Neuter Campaign SNAP Auction page and SNAP Spay Neuter Animal Program... read more

Muelle Market

Thanks to Nola for this update… Well it is year 5 of the Muelle Market and we are back again for another exciting year. If this year is anything like the last one, then we are all in for a lot of fun. We are looking forward to new international food vendors and artisans. MARK YOUR CALENDAR  We will be starting the season with our first Muelle Market on Dec. 22, 2016. The following dates are for our 2017 Markets are Jan. 5th and 19th Feb. 2nd and 16th and March 2nd 16th and 30th. We are excited as this is the first year that we are able to host 3 Markets in March. Our hours this year will be 9am – 12:30 pm. We will be at our same beautiful location: D’Mar Salon de Eventos c 28 x 21 y 23 Chicxulub Puerto. This year the Muelle Market will be including and be in support of a new local Organization called SNAP. SNAP is a spay and neuter program solely for the Chicxulub area. The organization raises funds for sterilization clinics and works with the community to educate and assist with the animals. Please stop by our table and say hi and find out what events they are planning for fund raising. (Note other article)  I hear they have some exciting things planned. See you all at the Market  Nola The Food Bank table is in a new spot so please look for us and continue to support our raffles for the children’s... read more

Cruise Ship Visits

The end of October brought us two more donations of school supplies.  Both couples took advantage of meeting Jorge and leaving their “goodies” for me to pick up later. His shop is directly in front of you when you get off the free shuttle from the ship.  If we for some reason do not connect this is the place and faces to remember. Gina Bednarz from Galveston brought a bag of donations for the children.             Dana Irwin and her husband brought in their donations before taking off for a tour of Merida.  This was their wedding anniversary day.  Thanks so much Erin Strenger arrived from BC with a stash of items for children and adults.  I thought Erin came in on the cruise ship but in fact flew in and was in Progreso for 1... read more

November Dispensa and Congratulations!

Congratulations  as we begin our 12th year of providing services to the village of Chicxulub. The morning of our birthday dawned overcast and wet but that did not dampen the fun we had. Packing the dispensas yesterday was really a piece of cake.  When we arrived at 10:30 the work had been done by Malu and Carmita.  Several volunteers came to see the new “home” and pitch in. Here is a bit of history from 2004 so you will understand better all the hard work done by many and how we have managed to continue this project now for 12 years. Way back in 2004 I met Carlos, a teacher at Andres Quintana Roo thanks to a friend of mine.  Talking with him and meeting his students opened the door for me and sent me in the direction that I find myself today along with you. I began to understand how needy this community is and a bit of the culture that is at work here.  Today I am much further ahead in my understanding but still learn many new things every day of the year. Many of you have heard me say “just when I think I have it…I don’t.” Where we have worked from… Bamboo Beach 2005-2014 Mamma Mias 2014-2016 Alarifes 2016- We have all worked hard to keep the cost of feeding a family at an acceptable level.  I have never said that the dispensa covers an entire month but it is a consistent amount that the families receive each month. The average cost of the dispensa for the past year was 66.90 pesos compared to the... read more

Las Mujeres de Chicxulub Update

A creative celebration of Mayan culture is giving four Chicxulub women a delicious taste of independence. They belong to a newly-formed women’s co- operative, La Asociacion de Mujeres de Chicxulub. Thanks to Suzanne Bourret for this story. Chicxculub – the first of its kind in  the area. A co-operative is an autonomous group which voluntarily co-operate through a mutually-owned and democratically-run business. Mayan designs, dating back to early Mayan civilization,have marched into 2016 embossed on brightly-hued batik fabric they are creating for iPad tablet bags, tote shopping bags, cross-body bags and pillow covers. Buyers at the March Muelle Market couldn’t get enough of the eye-catching pieces. Prices range from 50 pesos for a luggage ID/shopping bag handle wrap to 300 pesos for a cross-body bag. Excitement bubbled around Carmita Pech, Aracely-X001, Rita Juanita and Perez Chable as they worked on their new project in November with their mentor, Jody O’Brien of Port Huron,Mich. She was helped by colleague Debbie Porter, also from Port Huron. Both are quilters. The project is wonderful for all of us, says Carmita. It has given us new opportunities for work and the money helps us all. One of the  women, a single mother, was depressed. Now she feels better. She is encouraged because she can work. She has hope, says Carmita, who is herself happy that she can now use a sewing machine. Another woman has many ideas. This has given her the chance to show what she can do, she adds. “Jody is a special woman for us.” The project was started last November after Jody suggested the idea to Sharon Helgason who... read more

Services in the area

Here are some of the services offered in Progreso. There is a bank on calle 78 in Progreso that will accept and exchange Canadian dollars.   Casa Vieja-The Art of Coffee is a new coffee shop on calle 33 that has a delightful menu that I a sure you will enjoy if you take the time to find the cafe.                                                A new place on the malecon to pose for photos with a new background. Crabster, and La Antigua are the 2 new kids on the block for dining pleasure.  Although one is one the malecon and the other is one block off the malecon they are both likely to delight your senses in more ways than just food. Crabster La Antigua Repeat from last month for those who might have missed it… Carlos is offering pick up and drop off service at both the Cancun airport and Merida.  Maximum number of persons in the van is 9 people due to suitcases (usually 2 each) .  He also has a car for groups of 2-4 but again maximum pickup at the Merida/Cancun airport is 2 people with suitcases. Cancun Airport    Van  4800 pesos and  Car 3800 Merida  Airport    Van 750 pesos and Car 600 pesos Carlos does day trips and overnights on request. Contact information: carlosperez250579@hotmail.com or cel is 999-1-52-49-31 and uses whats app and Face Book at carlosperezmoreno Carlos assures a 3 day turnaround to respond. English speaking doctor available at Farmacia XYZ calle 78... read more

Cruise Ship Visits

Following our usual pattern, we welcomed two families here this month.  The others I will report on next month as they both arrived at month-end. Connie and Eric from Indiana with their girls, Samantha and Morgan came in early October and we began in an unusual way.  We met up with them at the Casa de Cultura and as we were chatting a reporter Alfredo, from a local paper Por Esto approached us with questions. I have attached the resulting interview that appeared in the paper the very next day. Turismo practica escultismo en su paseo por Chicxulub Puerto PROGRESO, Yucatán, 4 de octubre.- En esta jornada de crucero llegó un tipo de turista muy diferente al habitual, amante de la naturaleza, de los espacios al aire libre y ansioso de conocer la cultura de cada población. Todo esto recae en la presencia de una familia norteamericana que llegó en el crucero Triumph, perteneciente al grupo Girls Scouts, proveniente de Indiana. Así que se dio un arribo diferente de turistas, que no se entusiasman en ir a la playa para asolearse o nadar, sino que buscan otro tipo de atractivos, más naturales, reconfortantes, y si es al aire libre, mejor. En plática con Connie Bell, que se ostentó como jefa del Girls Scouts, de los grupos Pennyroyal y Lincoln, y se identifican con camisetas de un solo color llamativas, expresó que su objetivo es ir de visita a la comisaría de Chicxulub Puerto, donde se explica científicamente que cayó el meteorito, para saber y conocer más de este suceso, aprovechando que están de vista en esta ciudad. Se sintió... read more

October Dispensa

This is month 2 in our new place and packing day we shared the space with Magda and her school psychology program.  Gaby is coming once a week to help Magda with her work and this was her first day. Welcome back Dave and Shirley, our true blue supporters arrived last week and came to check out the new home and help with the packing and dispensing. All went well and we are now going into our new year, the 12th year of giving service to the community. A reminder that the Chicxulub Food Bank is beginning its fiscal year November 2016 and anyone who is part of or wishes to be part of the Adopt-A-Family program can send their $75 donation to Canadian Food for Children 40 King George’s Road TO Ontario M8X 1L3 Attn: Mary Reid and indicate it is for the food bank. Donations of any kind can be made through this address to receive a tax... read more

Pick up and Delivery

Many of you have used Carlos’ service before and know he is reliable and responsible.  This season he has his own newer van 2014 Nissan,  to manage his business. Carlos’ Service Carlos is offering pick up and drop off service at both the Cancun airport and Merida.  Maximum number of persons in the van is 9 people due to suitcases (usually 2 each) .  He also has a car for groups of 2-4 but again maximum pickup at the Merida/Cancun airport is 2 people with suitcases. Cancun Airport    Van  4800 pesos and  Car 3800 Merida  Airport    Van 750 pesos and Car 600 pesos Carlos does day trips and overnights on request. Contact information: carlosperez250579@hotmail.com or cel is 999-1-52-49-31 and uses whats app and Face Book at carlosperezmoreno Carlos assures a 3 day turnaround to... read more

Storage Service

Yes, it is that time again when I return home and check out the services I rely on and report to you. Sobman Storage is the service I continue to use and Ruth, the manager continues to delight me.  The  pick-up and delivery service is wonderful.  Before returning home, I send Ruth a text telling her the date and time and when I get here there are my boxes waiting for me to unpack at my leisure. If you are in the market for storage check it out. Rates are reasonable and time away is not a factor. Vehicle/ Vehicle with Boxes                                                          3800 1-5 Boxes / Bags                                                                             1300 6-10 Boxes / Bags                                                                           1700 11 – 15 Boxes / Bags                                                                      2100 16-20 Boxes / Bags                ... read more

Cruise Ship Visits

The Chicxulub Food Bank has been welcoming cruisers and accepting their donations since 2007 and there have been many changes and additions throughout the years.  The web site lists both the current school supplies needed and the wish list for extras and we appreciate so much the thoughtfulness of all of you. This past year has been particularly difficult with the many changes introduced by the Autoprogreso Bus Company and tourist guides at the bus sites.  As of this season, I will be meeting you at the Casa de la Cultura which is just a short walk from either bus drop-off points to avoid any conflict situations. I continue to offer the tour of the village of Chicxulub and school visit if you wish.  I merely ask that you let me know your arrival date, where you are from and the size of your group.  If preferred you can also your donations where you get off the bus in the bus terminal with this couple. a  Jorge will ensure I receive the donations. Also Charlie, at The Milk Bar on the malecon has offered to be a drop off spot as well. If for any reason, you change your mind please notify me as I wait for you at the designated site. This summer, my colleague was left waiting for visitors who never arrived and lost valuable time. Thanks so much for your interest and willingness to make a difference in the lives of our children. Summer visitors: Tonya and husband Matt dropped in June 28th on the Liberty by to leave some donations for the children and centro de salud. Val... read more

Needed: Anyone from the Winnipeg area?

Anyone coming this winter and can bring an audiometer for us to do hearing tests with the children please let me know. There is also donations of knitted slippers and toques that needs to get here. I have two audiometers waiting to be used in Chicxulub but need them here.  The price of shipping is outrageous.  Anyone coming on West-jet – remember they have their Humanitarian program. The audiometer is made of injected plastic so each only weighs 6.5 lbs or around 3 kilos….Dimensions are 18″ long by 14.5″ wide & around 7″ high….they are slightly wedge shaped, similar to a small portable typewriter, (if any of you remember the typewriter)…..the make & model are Maico MA-27 if you want to check them out on-line….I did try to copy and paste the link but was not successful! Thanks so... read more

Everyone Should Feel Proud

 All of you have played a role in making things better for our folks.  And here is a special announcement. I want to share some great news with you.  The Program has two students on  scholarships from private donors and thanks to them and our students hard work, here is their status. The Chicxulub Food Bank Program is pleased to announce that our first scholarship student has graduated with her degree in Forensic Studies.  Malu attended the Colegio Libre De Estudios Universitarios (CLEU) and graduated this June.   Erik is in his 3/9 semeter in Renewable Resources at the Progreso Tec. Never underestimate the impact you can have when reaching out to help someone.  THANK... read more

CAPP Program

Lots has been going on even though I am not there. Carmita and Malu and the CAPP volunteers are working with about 30  kids to help them improve the basic 3 R’s of education. The first step was a test to asssess their level of understanding.  Then teams were established according to grade level and assigned as follows: Grade 5 – Carmita Grade 4 – Aaron and Luis Grade 3 – Samuel and Aracelly Grade 2 – Malu   Carmita and Lina grade 6 Aracelly and Samuel grade 3 Luis and Aaron grade 4 Many children, when they reach grade 6 cannot do the basic math and writing.  Watch for pictures as the summer... read more

The Big Green Bus

Who remembers the afternoon bingo game when this big green bus parked outside Mamma Mias? The arrival of the colourful green bus became the talk of some 40 Canadians and Americans playing a fundraiser bingo for the Chicxculub (Yucatan) Food Bank. At intermission some went to investigate.  They found what they wanted to know printed on the side of the bus. “We are Mati & Shanti. We left in Nov.of 2005 from the Argentinian Pantagonia for Mexico aboard “El Bicho” (strange thing or bug). This old Mercedes Benz passenger bus (was) transformed into a mobile home. Zaina (our daughter) was born during our passages through the Ecuadorian jungle in March of 2008. Our dream is to reach Alaska.” Next morning they were stationed outside the Muelle Market in Chixculub to sell their newly-published book, “El Bicho A way of life” to raise money for their new  travels. It’s a fascinating account, illustrated with more than 100 photographs taken by them, of a journey filled with adventure and a 10-year life of freedom for which many are envious. The two have had guns pointed at their heads, have lived with indigenous natives, swam in a river full of piranhas and welcomed their baby in a jungle. Shanti is Chantal Gorloo born in Blankenberge, Belgium. She began driving 40-ton trucks at 16 and by 18 had been named the youngest truck driver in Europe, she says.  But one day, Shanti decided she’d had enough of ‘the system.’ She wanted to do something she really enjoyed. And that was travel. So she sold all her possessions and headed to South America. “I wanted to experience a life with no stress and no material bindings.... read more

Community Outreach Pencuyut

The earlier visit has been followed up with two more with the group helping lay a floor in Veronica’s house. She was mentioned in the earlier post. Veronica has 7 children and her husband works the field.  The struggle to get the floor laid is that there is no water in the casa and it needed to be carried in.  This made the job longer than... read more

Community Outreach Pencuyut

In early January, Carmita and her family visited a small pueblo called Pencuyut, a suburb of Tecoh.  She heard from her nephews about this village and wanted to check things out.  Then we made a second visit to celebrate Children’s day and take out more donations. Pencuyut originally was called ‘ cehn-yuc ‘ which is Maya for “well of the deer”. The legend says when the first inhabitants arrived they found many venison bones. It has approximately 2000 habitantes, there are many aged people and several cases of deaf children. These special needs children have no attention nor go to school. It seems that this area is more affected by the cold winters than we are here along the Gulf.  It can get as cold as zero degrees so there will be a collection of hats, slippers and scarves for next winter sent to them. The village maintains itself with milpas where the men grow and harvest corn and there was evidence of buckets of corn being carried on the heads of some women. There are schools that teach from kindergarten to high school with telesecundaria being a satellite program via internet.  There are 3 high school teachers working with the young adults. The internet service provided to the village is not strong enough to provide computer and telephone service so imagine seeing the kids playing and chatting together and the adults busy sharing with no evidence of the cel, FaceBook  or any other social media! The Food Bank sent donations for the children and some adults and they were very grateful. The house that hosted us belongs to... read more

English in Chicxulub

Special report from Susan We have had another great year teaching English to the students of Quintana Roo. We had enough teachers and helpers for grades 4, 5, and 6.I would like to thank Karen, Beth, Diane, Mary, John, Brooke,Ruth,Pierrette,Alexis,Ken,Grace,Kitty,Kathryn,and Jim. We had a great bunch of students this year in grade 6.Our themes included:families, body parts, calendar, emotions numbers,etc. Groups worked great as we had up to 35 students. Our last day in the English class we played bingo and each student received a prize. Students also took home their folders(filled with their work) group picture, and a diploma for taking our English class. The principal,teachers, and the students put on an appreciation afternoon for our teachers and helpers. The grade one students handed out Happy cards to the teachers and then sang a beautiful song. Students handed their teachers sincere cards thanking them for coming to their school and teaching them English. Thank you again to all of you who have been involved in our English School Program. If it wasn’t for you this program would not exist.       Sue Watch for more photos as they come in.                ... read more

Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

As promised, we have delivered at least 5 loads of groceries to the kitchen since the middle of March. Dona Ara is always happy to see us with our full boxes.  Her clients are also happy when we come.  They are serving about 75 people a day. They have a good supply of plastic and glass containers that will tide them over until next... read more

Prepping for Christmas

Check out the temperature and that was the day in March the industrious group was again sorting and packaging clothes for the Christmas hampers. Some of the group continued into April with wrapping presents for next winter.  Santa will be happy with the work of his elves. This season we introduced fabric softener sheets to help maintain a fresh scent when opened in the winter. Then the big finale when a truck was loaned to us to transport all of the boxes to Chicxulub where they are stored for the summer. Join the journey via our picture gallery.            ... read more

CAPP Volunteers

During semana santa workshops were held for the children and our CAPP students attended some of them.  The topics were a continuation of summer with genealogy, care of the environment and some first aid.  On average 25 children attended. Shelley made a donation of 2400 pesos raised by co-workers to get uniforms for the children in the village.  We will do the same as before in buying the material and having the uniforms made by local tailors. With holidays over, the CAPP students will continue their own workshops with the children.  ... read more

San Joachin Nursing Home

San Joachin is quieter but no less animated this month with Paula  working with the seniors.  The group continues to enjoy the exercises as well as the parachute.  Thanks to a donation we now have our own parachute and stretch bands to use. The residents enjoy using the bands and do grow stronger every time we use them. I do have to make mention of Paula who has maintained the program all winter with her group of volunteers.  Paula has a wonderful knack of connecting with the residents and helping them enjoy the... read more

Prepping for Christmas

Yes, I know it is way too early to think of Christmas 2016 but it is always good to  be prepared!  And that is what a group of industrious volunteers did in Feb to help with sorting and packaging clothes for the hampers. The expression “many hands make light work” was in evidence as the ladies went to work getting the outfits made up and bagged.  Whew! One less thing to stroke off my... read more

Baseball Camp

Baseball season started out with a bang on January 9th, with the young players greeted by the Comisario of Chicxulub along with a young college student with responsibility for recreation activities for Chicxulub and by a reporter/photographer from Por Esto. There were anywhere from 7 to 20 players on any Saturday, but usually about 12-14. The majority of players were from the afternoon classes at Quintana Roo School, and were mainly boys between 9 and 12. We usually managed a short warm up before splitting into two teams and playing two or three innings. We were delighted to see the skill development in some of the young players joining us for their first season. And a few of our veteran players are now quite adept in both batting and fielding. Good, too, that we see the older players helping and encouraging the newer ones. Sadly missed was our normal cohort of female players, who have “grown up” and prefer to watch from the stands, despite much coaxing to join us. On two occasions, the recreation director arrived, put us all through vigorous calisthenics and ran skill-improvement drills. The coaches looked forward to his promised weekly involvement, but it did not materialize. (We will work on that for next year.) Unfortunately, we were rained out for the last two Saturdays of the season. The kids love any kind of baseball gear and, should anyone have sources at home for getting T-shirts, hats, runners or headbands, you’d make some kids very happy. If printing is also available, we have named ourselves the Chix Craters. As always, new volunteers for next year... read more

Winter News

On the 14th we had visitors from the cruise ship and a whirlwind visit it was! Karen and family arrived with gifts for the children and did a quick tour of the school before heading off to Beach Technotel for the rest of the day. Flash Alerts Will be quiet for a while but watch for their return in November. New business in Chicxulub: Liz Aestetica for manis and pedis call 19 x 12 y... read more

Stitch and Bitch

Thanks to Andrea for her continued organizing. There isn’t very much bitching going on mostly stitching. We have mostly knitters; a few crocheters and sewers; along with one doing embroidery just so she can come to be with us every week. In January we had the most ever 16 people participating outside on my patio from 9-12. We even managed to have a few lessons aside at another table. The work done here is mostly using up the yarn donations at the Chicxulub Foodbank for making slippers for the Alberge de Ancianos (seniors home in Progreso) or hats for the Gorro Girls of Merida. (International Women’s Club in Merida have project dealing with the kids at the O’Hearn Hospital that treats Cancer kids from all over the southern part of Mexico and even neighbouring countries). One lady has been working on a 10 stitch blanket with the small bits of yarn found in the bin. This will be very useful for the Ancianos home here in Progreso. It has been a cold season this year and when they go to the exercise class most of them have hats and slippers on with a few scarves. I have tried to get some local ladies to join us on Wednesday and they say they will come but none have ever shown up. They ask me to teach them to knit and I tell them to come over; not sure what is stopping them from showing up! Look at what Barb made using up balls of bits….great for the ancianos. Thanks to one and all for the baby sweaters,hats, slippers and shawls... read more

Muelle Market

Muelle Market 2016 2016 was an amazing year for us at the Muelle Market. We continued to see our regular vendors and meet some new vendors. We were amazed and delighted by the increase in shoppers this year and we watched many leaving with armfuls of purchases and big smiles. Alex, our vendor baker from Classic Delights in Merida, created the most delicious Cinnibuns for the Market this year. At almost every market, there was a line up all the way to the back of the venue, just to get that delicious taste of home. These Cinnibuns will be back for our 2017 Muelle Market. New to the Muelle Market We introduced a few new food vendors this year: Suzu -with her amazingly delicious quiche, Cy -with homemade pizza, Alex-our amazing baker. Guty- with fresh herbs and juices. Bernard with bread, muffins and more. David – with carrot cake , Horso Organics- with amazingly fresh veggies and Ginnie & Eva with Calzones. We also introduced new Artisans: Jorge, Patrica& Ivan with there amazing paintings, Gloria with her stained glass and art, Robin with felting, Miguel with his prints, Gabriella with natural body care products, the Women’s Coop with their unique and beautiful applique designs, Ruth with her ladies Linen Clothing and Nola’s Yucatan Designs with men and women’s 100% cotton tops made from manta. Chicxulub Foodbank We continued in 2016 to assist the Chicxulub Foodbank with fund-raising for 2016. Our Vendors donate products or gift certificates that were raffles off at each Market and the Kitchen donated 10% of their sales. Please remember to support them by buying your... read more

Bazar de Muelle

This is the end of another successful market season.  In total there were 7 markets and each one held its own highlight. Who stood in line to buy Anita’s sausages or the scrumptious cinnamon buns? There was always a flurry of activity around Mari’s table  or the community table where local service providers promoted their services like massages or bike rentals. Then there was the raffle tickets that everyone bought in support of the Children’s programming for the Chicxulub Food Bank.  There will again be summer workshops for the children. Thanks to Nola Marie’s creation Ruth’s linen blouses Nola’s shirts Mujeres de Chicxulub Sausage line-up Cinnibon line-up  ... read more