In this issue of the Cozumel Sun, The Cozumel Humane Society Annual Sterilization Campaign, Cozumel License Renewal Discount Today and Tomorrow, Cozumel Short Film Contest, Cozumel Suicide Prevention Week Activities, Cozumel Turtles: Gifts from the Sea, The Cozumel Sun Fundraising Project Update, and more!
The Cozumel Humane Society Annual Sterilization Campaign
On Setember 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, the Humane Society of Cozumel will be on a mission to sterilize 600 dogs and cats. Animal abandonment and neglect leads many deaths of these precious animals. Sterilization is the answer to the over population that leads to this problems. This service will be provided free of charge to pet owners that would normally not be able to afford the fees. The campaign is carried out with volunteers and donations of supplies and/or cash. In addition to the items listed on the flyer below, they will also need the following:
Gatorade (or any type of energy drink) coolers Borrowed
Garrafon’s filled with drinking water (we will return the Garrafon)
5 restaurants needed to provide either lunch or dinner for the 50 volunteers that will be working all day (Rock’n Java will do the first day)
Pastries delivered each morning
Extension cords !!!
And if any of you are inclined to just bake some cookies or would like to bring snacks … there will be plenty of hungry people that will appreciate the kind gesture.
Cozumel Suicide Prevention Week Activities
We present the program of activities of the Week of Suicide Prevention with a unique approach: The love of life. Use our hashtags #LiveLearningLast and#LeMetaLive . Participate with your whole family and enjoy the events we have prepared for you. We are all #IslaCozumel , together we are#CommunityResponsable .
Gifts from the Sea
Turtles have a special place in Cozumel. Here on The Cozumel Sun we like to report on sea turtle rescues and how volunteers come from across the globe to help the turtles. Ensuring that the turtles are protected is of the upmost importance and we invite people to come to our island to learn about these “gifts from the sea”.
The Annual Turtle Breeding Season runs from May 15th – October 28th. The beaches on the east side of the island have been the birthplace to thousands of loggerhead and green turtles. The mothers start coming ashore in June and July at night, digging a nest as deep as one meter and laying 100 or more eggs. Sixty days later, the eggs begin to hatch. Cozumel is fast becoming a destination for people that want to spend vacation time assisting in the preservation of these beautiful gifts from the sea. Read more about Cozumel Turtles in the Volunteer Opportunities section of TCS. In this post we look at 3 other places in the world where you can see and learn about sea turtles.
Coral Coast, Australia
While the Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most popular marine ecosystem, the Coral Coast on the west of the country is just as diverse in its wildlife. Sea turtles can be found around the coast all year round. The best place to witness these graceful creatures is at Ningaloo Marine Park where the famous Ningaloo Reef is located.
The Coral Coast is well known for its extensive efforts to conserve the turtle population. According to an article on Australia’s Coral Coast, visitors can go to the Jurabi Turtle Center (13m from Exmouth) to learn about turtle biology, behavior, threats, and conservation strategies.
While the Galapagos are famous for their giant tortoises it is also one of the best locations to see the Pacific Green Sea Turtle. The turtle is on the endangered species list and their nesting beach is off limits during their nesting season. The best way to see the Pacific Green Sea Turtle is by snorkeling.
Light Foot Travel report that the turtles in the sea around the Galapagos are not startled by human presence allowing snorkelers the opportunity to get a good look at them.
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
The beach community of Playa Grande is well known for its turtles. My Playa Grande claims that the Las Baulas National Park has the second largest nesting site for leatherback turtles in the world. The beach and shoreline are protected and officially recognized as a national park with public access to the beach off limits during 6pm and 6am during the nesting and hatching season.
When it comes to reptiles, Costa Rica has an interesting cinematic connection. The country is the location of the fictional Jurassic Park and the dinosaur park was recently featured in the 2015 film Jurassic World. The film was a huge success making over a billion dollars and spawning several video games including a Jurassic World slot title on the Slingo games channel. Due to the films success, dinosaurs have again become very popular. While there are no dinosaur parks on islands near Costa Rica, visitors to Playa Grande can book night tours to watch the nesting and hatching ritual of the sea turtles. This is a natural phenomenon that dates back millions of years to the time of the dinosaurs.
We hope that this article will inspire you to learn more about sea turtles if you visit these places in the future. As we have already said, sea turtles need our help and protection, and the best way to do this is by learning about them. They truly are “gifts from the sea”.
Aurita’s Cozumel Corner
The Cozumel Sun Garage Sale
The Sun Garage Sale, formerly known as “The On-Going Garage Sale” was started as a means to collect gently used clothing and goods to be donated to the poor and/or sold at low cost to raise funds for our many projects in Las Fincas and our immediate neighborhood.
WE ARE REMODELING:
I am in the process of remodeling our front terrace/entryway into a permanent area for the garage sale. It has been difficult finding storage space that does not disrupt the household. Bringing the merchandise out and setting up the display is hard, many times having to repack it due to weather. The work involved and weather condition has limited the number of days I can have the sale. (Mind you this is a one person operation.)
The remodeling will enable us to be open daily to the public. I am putting in a high roof and will need to remodel the front section accordingly for security. The rain has prevented us from making any progress in weeks, and preventing us from raising funds when we most need it. I have been attempting to sell larger items pn Facebook.
Our Papeleria is in the RED, we have had so many families in the immediate neighborhood without the funds to pay for school supplies, uniforms, and enrollment fees. We cannot turn down helping a child with educational expenses. School just started last month and people are coming in daily asking for help. PLEASE assist us by donating your gently used clothing and household goods or make a cash donation.
Drop off the items you no longer use or need at our home/store #1081 35 Avenida between Calles 17 & 15 Bis. You can also call at 987-118-4453 or 987-120-5902 to arrange a pick up at your home. All Clothing, Housewares, Furniture, Appliances, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Your donations or proceeds from your donations are guaranteed to go towards a family in need.
Short Film Contest “I am Cozumel Island”
Cozumel Ladies Breakfast
Our group meets every Wednesday at nine at different locations throughout the year. In addition to meeting wonderful Ladies from all over the world, the breakfast club is an excellent source of information gathering and networking. Breakfasts are informative and FUN! All Women are welcome to join us, even if you are just visiting our beautiful Island. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papeleria Mama Lilly
NOTEBOOK SALE $10 PESOS!
School and Office supplies, copies, printing, laminating, scanning, and binding.
Gifts and Novelty Items. Use of Computer, Calls to Mexico, U.S, and Canada.
We are licensed, provide Facturas, and deliver to your home, business, or office.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE!
Support a Neighborhood Business!
06:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
08:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m. Sunday
35 Avenida Sur Entre Calles 17 y 15 Bis
Colonia Independencia (Near Independencia Sports Center)
Isla Cozumel Social Networks:
Cozumel Civil Registry Office Has Moved
They are no longer on 65th and 11th! They are at a bigger, more accessible location on Avenida Benito Juarez and 15th. Their internet will not be in place for another week, so all their services are not fully available at this time.
Second Floor of The Mercado
Stairs on the AR Salas Side of Building close to Avenida 25.
Move Effective Today August 23rd, 2017!
Local tel. no.: 987-872-1257 or 987-872-0180.
Federal Attorney’s Office of Consumer: