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Muelle Market

Muelle Market

We certainly said good-bye to the market that was cancelled due to the Covid Virus.  It changed our life in an unimaginable way.  Many folks left without saying good-bye to friends, rushing to get a flight home.  The Market was a success for many reasons but the outstanding camaradire that suffused the bi-weekly market was truly amazing.  The artisans sold many special creations and many people left with full shopping...

Bingo Season

The Bingo season was also cut short thanks to the virus.  However the winning groups who came every 2nd Wed to La Antigua were into the game.  The overall support to the Food Bank and our team led by Lorraine and team was...
FYI

FYI

What an interesting month this is becoming!  Most of the snowbirds are gone on repatriation flights or got earlier ones, the beaches are empty as people from Merida are being asked not to come as the beaches are closed!  Bars are closed as are many restaurants.  Take out is available. From Kitty and it is well said!! Our federal government has so far responded much the same as the US – lots of talk about financial relief to businesses but very little action on stopping the spread of the virus.  Fortunately, state and local governments have been extremely pro-active far in advance of the virus’ arrival in Yucatan.  There have been only a dozen or so confirmed cases in Merida, all tested, isolated and under treatment.  Bars, cantinas, discos, gyms and other gathering places have been closed.  Concerts, sporting events, etc. all cancelled until at least April 20th.  Restaurants can stay open but  can only seat half their usual capacity to provide social distancing and must close at 10:00 p.m.  Classes were suspended on March 20th, adding an additional 2 weeks to the Semana Santa spring break.  So far, no mandatory shelter-in-place has been ordered but streets are almost empty of pedestrians and vehicle traffic is virtually non-existent. It is Sunday afternoon as I write this and there is not a soul on the beach in Progreso, whereas on most Sundays many local families would be enjoying this simple and free pleasure.  It feels like the calm before the storm but people here are taking the threat very seriously and staying at home, at least until April 20th when...
Bingo Season

Bingo Season

Addendment to Feb.26th report from Lorraine! OMG…as you know Wednesday’s Bingo was the very best ever!  It was “electric” with the confusion of moving…that feeling continued throughout the afternoon.  Folks luved being crammed into a smaller space as all the smiles & laughter was contagious.  Everyone was so generous!  It was a magical afternoon. The last bingo was on March 11 th due to the covid 19 virus.  Many folks were planning to leave earlier than anticipated and to be safe the March 25th bingo was cancelled.  It was a great season!    Thanks to an average of 38 players, 26200 pesos was raised for the Food Bank and there were enough beans and rice donated to fill the dispensas for the 3 month season. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful...
This and That Sale

This and That Sale

Our day at Crocodiles restaurant selling trash that became treasure to others, yielded a whopping $12,500. pesos for the Chicxulub Food Bank! A group of 17 ladies and several of their men got together to collect, sort, price and sell various household and clothing items, along with a small bake sale to raise funds for a project always near and dear to many of us! It was a great fun day with lots of camaraderie!! So save your “stuff” and Watch for us again next...