A Fundraiser, Lots of New Building and My First Scoupon!

As the east coast and much of the US (and I’m SURE Canada – but we only get US tv) is shivering away, the cold front has dipped as low as Belize.   Which so far has meant the sweatshirts are out in the evening and the morning and the temperature is in the 70s.  Boo hoo…I know.  Few are shedding tears for us – probably because you know they will freeze to your cheeks.

Things have been warming up since mid-week but Saturday, SATURDAY! another front arrives, and highs will be in the low 70s!  Or at least that is what’s predicted.

Here is what else is going on in San Pedro town.  I posted about the music, a food truck and more just a few days ago.  Here are some additional things that I saw while I was walking about yesterday afternoon…

I stopped into RubiMoon to thank Anke for giving me the boost to enter the contest to go to Kerala, India.  The tour starts February 15!  And the store looked gorgeous…TOTALLY got me into the mood…especially on a grey afternoon.

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They’ve also decided to give a 15% discount on their website if you mention SCOOP.  I am working on changing their advertisement on my site.  But until then, take a look.  They have beautiful things and…well…this is my very first SCOUPON.   Rubimoon Boutique.

Outside on the Front Street, a new realty building is going up.  What used to be Master Lee’s storefront and office…

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Is now this!

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As you can see, Carvin’ Marvin is still there but wow…could it look more different?

The new sign announces that the street vendors have all moved to the Back Street Football field.  To small stall that have been built there…

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The next sign announced a Wahoo fishing tournament…

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And then I looped around the corner to finally take a photo of this amazing Mennonite jenga game.  This house, flat on the ground, was raised up HIGH…and somehow I missed the process.  It’s absolutely fascinating that they can get this level.  Totally impressive work.  And now, I believe, a first story goes underneath.

I wonder if you live in the house during this process.

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Just down Middle Street, at the north side of the block where Reef Radio and the Greenhouse are located – a wooden house and a hardware store have been torn down.  And this plan is in action.  The name of the building DSPROUT.  Hmmmm….

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Before heading home, I stopped in Estel’s to wish them well on a huge fundraiser being held for ACES – Ambergris Caye Elementary School.  The only school on the island with dedicated staff for children with special needs.  They run on tuitions, donations and lots of fundraising.

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The donations for silent and live auction were being set up.  I put a bid on this beautiful pastel fish painting…

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I heard that all 100 tickets had been sold AND that Jerry Jeff Walker would be doing a bit of performing…IMG_8760

The inside of Estel’s was cleared for a stage and music and dancing.  Co-owner Irenie was looking barefoot beautiful and preparing for the beginning of the gala.

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I hope you guys raised TONS of money.  I know that you all had a great time.

I got home to Elsie – who wasn’t all that impressed by my outing.

When do you plan to feed me?

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Sigh…





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  • scoopon…..lol

  • Jim

    What a coincidence, yesterday I went by that building on Front St. and said to my wife, “what a wonderful change to the better.” Yes, Calvin was there, like he is most everyday. It is great to see the before and after pictures of the building, I just remembered it as crappy compared to the new look.

    • calvin…..?

    • I like the old building…but it was falling apart…this new one could use a bit of Belize charm (to say the least).

      • Jim

        A little paint with some color would make it fine. The new windows and doors are a vast improvement and the building was in sad shape. What are your thoughts on the improvements at the Town Council Building?

        • Oh goodness…I’m being lured into a trap. Not exactly my taste…the first splash of paint during Carnaval is REALLY going to stand out.

          • Jim

            LOL Maybe the plan is to shrink wrap the building for Carnival. Good article and pictures none the less.

          • SPmQQse

            HAHAHAHAAAAAA

        • just in case it was an open ques.,……
          i`d like a tropical theme ,hand painted exterior .
          and i still want to know how many hundreds of thousands of dollars , was spent on that building ,inside and out…since the UDP took office.

          like- why the secret…?

        • SPmQQse

          HAHAHAHAAAAA

    • LOL

    • SPmQQse

      HAHAHAHAAAA

  • Congrats on the Scoupon…you are getting big. REALLY BIG. To think, I knew you when…lol. 🙂 As for the new apartment building, it looks dangerously like the many generic condo buildings in Playa del Carmen. Unfortunately, this is how it begins…I do hope San Pedro can avoid becoming another Playa. Although we loved the restaurants and many other aspects of Playa, the bland box architecture and concrete jungle aspects were not on our love list.

  • Debbie Griffith

    i hate the new modern building.glad to see marvin still there. i think the town is being spoilt

    • BEING SPOILED….HAHAHHA THE PLACE ”IS” SPOILED.
      THEY HAVE KILLED ALL THE CHARM THAT WAS, SAN PEDRO… IT’LL ONLY GET WORSE.

      • I SO disagree. Flying over the island on a parasail today…I’m telling you…the charm is still there. Seeing the forest thru the trees and all that…

        • what ever charm you see , these days…. will continue to dissipate, to a point where, nothing will grow.

  • Linda Young

    The character of the old building defined San Pedro. These changes are disappointing, and I’m glad I got to be there for the charm.