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San Joachim Nursing Home

San Joachim Nursing Home

The ladies met to plan their season and what fun was had. Paula took photos of everyone, to help with names and most people loved having their photo taken.  We toured the home to check out changes and get set for next week when we will begin. Notes from  Paula…To all the great volunteers and/or friends of the “Ancianos” Augustino (the man with the suspenders) has left and apparently lives near the Port but I have little info about him at this time. Daniel passed away this past summer, and so did Jorge who has been lying in a bed for 3 years. There are lots of new residents male and female. I didn’t see too many wheelchairs or walkers on the women’s side (only the much older women from last year.) The men had some wheelchairs or walkers, but not that many again. All this means we might have two groups doing exercises.  Someone said maybe they shouldn’t be in the same room because they would distract each other.   I thought that maybe they should be in the same room because the ones that can stand, could stand behind a chair to do lots of the exercises (but have the chair as a support to lean on) and if and  when they got tired they could go to the other group and the same was true of people who were used to sitting in a chair but might be encouraged by seeing newer residents standing up behind their chair and they might want to join or try to do the same. Lucy (from Merida) suggested we do...
Helping Kids with Cancer

Helping Kids with Cancer

The program is called Banco de Tapitas and this is their web site.  It is in Spanish but easily understood. https://www.bancodetapitas.org/preguntas For each child to receive a chemo treatment 1 ton of plastic tops need to be donated.  There are 4 children in Progreso who will be receiving this help. We have engaged the community to participate and here are some of the children at Benito Juarez throwing their support into the...
Services

Services

From Conchita and David David’s Bistro Opens for the Season Friday December First Music Alive…we have a new Yamaha sound system. Stuart Lyon, ‘music organizer’ arrives mid December If any early bird musicians would like to play on the patio before then, please let me know.  Plan is for open mic on Wednesday and guest musicians Friday and Saturday. Hours: Breakfast lunch and dinner 9am to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday Cochinita Pibil and breakfast until noon Sunday Delicious Pizza from the wood fired oven after 5pm Christmas Dinner noon 25 December: turkey with all the trimmings, salads,and Conchita’s famous Carrot Cake 250 pesos Reservations please. Margaritas anyone….mmmmmmmmmmmmm Reservations are not required but please call ahead for groups of four or more. New 2 bedroom furnished apartments nearing completion…$1500 for one month, $1200 a month based on 3 month term. Rates for longer time on request.  A sunny quiet place beside the heated pool.  Contact davidtelchac@gmail.com  landline…country code 52 969 934 0720 Other news from David: UBER…last season folks found UBER worked well. Airbnb…there are some short term Airbnb rentals nearby…a friend has a very nice one BR at Playa Chaca.  We aren’t rental agents…we will recommend reliable agents. Two university women looking for work after 3 PM.  Norma is in nursing and would be helpful looking after someone who needs assistance at home and her sister Gaby is studying gastronomia.  They are both willing to do any type of honest work available in their home town or close by. New housing possibilities in Progreso: Technotel Casa Villa Mar one block off the malecon is now open offering standard rooms and one...
Muelle Market

Muelle Market

Hola Everyone The Muelle Market time is almost here again for the new season. This year we will be having a Christmas Market Dec 14th for all your shopping needs. This year we will have a Christmas Basket to raffle. So get your tickets at the Foodbank table. The 2018 Muelle Market dates Are: Jan 4th and Jan 18th Feb 1st and 15th Mar 1st and 15th This year we welcome a some new vendors with an array of new creations, definitely a little bit of something for everyone. Remember the doors open at 9 am so come in get a Cinnibun and Coffee for $50 pesos and shop until 12:30 Food -Art – Fun always at the Market See you all at the market Don’t forget your beans or...
Major Fundraiser

Major Fundraiser

Feb. 7th is a date to circle on your calendars!  The Chicxulub Food Bank is having its’ fourth fashion show at D”Mar featuring Olga’s designs. The entertainment is straight from New York and I encourage you to come dressed as you might for a night out on Broadway or your favourite person on Broadway! Don’t forget to come dressed in the dress of your favourite Broadway show!! Tickets are 250 pesos and are now available: Jody (Progreso and Chicxulub) at jodywilson124@gmail.com or call at 999-275-3099 Dave (Chelem and Chuburna)  at  dave.grundy@hotmail.com or call +15192807798 Kay (Las Americas) at kmacaulay321@gmail.com or call at 9992013529 or Sharon at shelgason@hotmail.com or call 9991694704 Also via Face Book If interested you can reserve a table for your group when you purchase your tickets. Size of table will be for 8 or 10 people. Hope to see you...
November Dispensa

November Dispensa

Happy Anniversary We are beginning our 13th year on November 5th of managing the Food Bank.  It has been an exciting and interesting time and not a day goes by that I do not learn something new! In November 2005 I started with 50 families thanks to Rita’s help at Las Casuelas receiving dispensas every month and the project has become so much more than only food. There is a community pride that has slowly taken hold as families learn about their family roots and their village of Chicxulub. During this time we  have gone from having Carmita volunteer to work with the program to a group of 9 young volunteers and families who help out in the summer. We have a good working relationship with Syndicato de Albaniles who let us use their centre for dispensa prep and special workshops along with the schools. The community of Puerto Chicxulub has a history of more than 450 years and was part of the territory of the chiefdom Nakuk Pech. Currently its municipal seat is Progreso which was founded 130 years ago with the goal of having a commercial port that was closer to the capital Mérida, than the port of Sisal. Chicxulub Puerto alongside Chuburná lookouts were declared lookouts in 1663 for the defense of the north coast from the incursion of pirates. This port is famous for being the epicenter of the crater which took its name, caused by the impact of a meteorite that collided with Earth about 65 million years ago. The crater dating from the Late Cretaceous period is about 180 kilometers in diameter. I hope...